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Is Wealthy Affiliate University A Scam?

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On September 16, 2009
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Wealthy Affiliate University is a legitimate place to learn about internet marketing. They continously improve and make changes that help people succeed. Now that they have a free option, it's even better!

Wealthy Affiliate Overview

Overall Rank: #1
Company Name:
Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Price: Starter (FREE), Premium ($47 per month)
Training Levels:  Complete Newbie to Expert
Training Types: Videos (live, pre-recorded), Tutorials, Courses
Websites: 2 FREE With Starter, Unlimited with Premium
Support: 24/7 Live Chat, Personal Expert Help

Am I Currently a Member: YES, Absolutely

===> Access Wealthy Affiliate for Free Here!

Too often many of the internet marketing products out there falsely claim that they have some magical lucky charm system that is going to make you hundreds of dollars seconds after buying their product. If you believe that, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.Wealthy Affiliate - Me Profile!

In any event, when I first learned about Wealthy Affiliate 6 years ago, I expected to visit their website and see the typical boats, cars, half naked women and photo shopped Clickbank checks of thousands of dollars. But to my pleasant surprise the website was very understated and to this day, these guys have remained true to their ethics and their customers.

I know from experience that internet / affiliate marketing isn’t a cake walk. So the first thing I try to identify is whether or not a product is trying to sell you on a “dream”.  If they do, then I am out.

However, Wealthy Affiliate is Different….


They make their distinction very clear within minutes of visiting their website, they make you an offer for a FREE membership.   Like me, you probably hesitate when something is free.  What is the catch?

There is no catch at Wealthy Affiliate.  They are a legit work at home opportunity and they truly care about their members, it is quite evident in absolutely everything they do.

Let’s take a quick peak at the Free Starter membership first.   They have two membership models, a free membership and a Premium membership.

Here is what is included in the Starter Membership:

  • Two Free WordPress Websites (you can use how you like)
  • 10 Lessons (videos included), Getting Started training
  • Live, 24/7 Help
  • Ability to Contact ME and Other Experts Directly
  • 10 Lesson, Affiliate Bootcamp (this training ROCKS!)
  • Ability to create discussion, ask questions
  • Your own personal WA profile w/ blog
  • And much more…FOR FREE!

You can literally get your OWN work at home business, in absolutely any niche, and get help when you need it within the Starter membership.  I have reviewed a lot of programs over the years and seen a lot of “guru” offerings, but absolutely nothing out there even touches the Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership (and it’s free).

If you are interested…which you would be crazy not to be, I want you to get your business going right this second and click the link below.  It will take you directly to the create account page at Wealthy Affiliate with my personal invite.  Fill out that form and you will instantly have access!

==> Here is a direct “Create Account” link to join Wealthy Affiliate Starter!

And Now for the Premium… 


I don’t want to spend too much time on the Premium membership, because I am a full advocate of “trying before buying” anything and I want you to get Started with the free membership at WA.  But I quickly want to explain Premium and why I am personally a Premium member at WA.

When you get started online, you need the basics.   But as you progress, you want all the tools, services, training and support possible to reach maximum success.  That is why the Premium membership is there, it will blow your socks off and to this day, there is not a program out there that can come close to comparing to everything that is offered within Premium.

Without me going into too much detail, I want to send you directly to the Premium page.

The Liars, the Fibbers, and the REALISTS


Based on my years of experience with internet marketing (almost 8 years now),  anyone that claims that internet marketing is easy is a liar. That’s like saying brain surgery is easy. When I started at Wealthy Affiliate back in 2006 I quickly appreciated their candor regarding what to expect.

Prior to WA I became jaded with GURUS and the other ridiculous claims online.  I think that jaded my approach and at first I can tell you that I didn’t really trust Wealthy Affiliate, becasue crazy enough they seemed “too legit”. Gurus failed me one too many times that it left a bad taste in my wallet. Could you blame me? Seems like every day a new one is sending out an email about some secret system their peddling. (I bet you have a few of these emails in your mailbox right now.)

What finally sold me on WA was hearing from repeated folks on various sites singing Wealthy Affiliate’s praise and seeing the owners (Kyle & Carson) relentlessly improving their program to maximize success and teaching ONLY strategies that are proven and that work.

Needless to say if you’ve been a long time subscriber, you already know I’m a member of WA & highly recommend this at my #1 product.

How Your Going to Get Paid…


Let’s sit down and talk money here.  Many of you put money before everything and I can understand that we all want more.  But in order to get more, you are going to have to be a realist and realize that it is going to take a bit of work on your behalf.  Nobody has every created a successful business and then looked back and said, MAN THIS WAS EASY.   It can become much easier if you have the right help (like Wealthy Affiliate), but it will still take some action on your end.

The core of all MONEY you are going to earn is having a website.  Once you have a website in place, there are MANY things you can do to earn revenue like advertise, sell affiiliate products or amazon products, email marketing, or CPA offers.  Instead of me recreating training that is already created on this, the guys over at Wealthy Affiliate have really simplified the process within their Getting Started training and they have made life easy by providing you with not one, but TWO full functional niche websites (that can be used however you like).

WEBSITE + PROPER TRAINING + SUPPORT = WEALTHY AFFILIATE = SUCCESS

So my next suggestion to you is going to be to set-up your free account.  No catches, not credit cards, just access to what you need to GET PAID!

Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work? (and your next steps)


Of course it does. Why do you think companies like Google, Ebay, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. all have affiliate programs. If it were a scam or didn’t work why would these companies that earn billions of dollars invest in facilitating an affiliate program for you to join? I’ll tell you why, because all companies need to make money. Affiliates bring them new customers and leads and that makes them money. Have you ever heard a company say, “Hey, we don’t want to make any more money!”? Not Never!

So yeah affiliate marketing is the real deal. It’s definitely worked for me. With God’s favor and a lot of hard work, I’ve been “job free” for about two years now. I guess you can say it has worked out pretty well. After all I’ve been able to help my best friend fire his boss as well by investing the profits I’ve made from my internet marketing career into an offline business we have together. Furthermore My wife no longer needs to work.  We’re both home now and get to enjoy every moment with our year old baby girl Brianna.

I’ve literally experienced every important moment of her life, crawling, walking, talking and now attitude. lol I thank God every day that my wife and I can experience these moments together. I know if it weren’t for my internet marketing career, I would still be trekking into the city on a stinky train, sitting in meetings listening to people babbling about stuff we’ve already discussed at other meetings, justifying to an idiot boss why I need a .15 cent raise when the bastard just got a $5 raise for doing nothing more than taking credit for the stuff that the foot soldiers like me did. Oh don’t get me started. lol

Now that we’ve discussed what affiliate marketing is, what Wealthy Affiliate is, how you are going to be earning money online, let’s talk about your next actionable steps.   I want you to take action on these steps.  If you don’t and you end up failing online, you have no one to blame but yourself.  If you take action on these steps and don’t see any results, you can instead come back and “dog pile Eddy”.  I know you aren’t going to because you are truly going to experience the BEST.

Step 1: Create a 100% FREE Wealthy Affiliate Starter Account
Step 2: Take action on the Getting Started training. (link within back office when you join)
Step 3: Hit me up personally within WA if you ever need a hand!

This is your path to success and your path to building a business.  I have no shame in recommending WA to anyone, including my family.  It is a service that I know you will come to love right away and I think you are going to be blown away by what is offered for free, let alone their Premium membership.

If you have any questions about WA or this online business stuff, leave me a comment below and I will help you out. :)

Sincerely,

Eddy Salomon
Founder of WorkatHomeNoScams.com

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Corrisa - November 21, 2014 Reply

I see you’re a champion for Wealthy Affiliate – a good program that’s gotten a whole lot better over the years. You did a nice job of explaining WA Eddy!

Keep up the great posts!

    Eddy Salomon - November 22, 2014 Reply

    Hey Corrisa,

    Great to hear from you. Yes I truly believe in WA and it’s definitely improved over the years. I’m happy to be part of it.

Colleen O'Leary - February 13, 2014 Reply

This is an entirely new concept to me…I don’t understand. What exactly do you do? Do you work for WA? How do you earn money?

Stephen - November 2, 2013 Reply

So Eddy, in real figures, not values, what do you make (after taxes) per month? per year?

    Eddy Salomon - November 6, 2013 Reply

    Stephen, what I make per year has nothing to do with what you’ll make per year with this business. But I’ve been earning 6 figures for over 5 years with this business.

Ebony Ward - January 4, 2013 Reply

Wealthy Affiliate no longer has t he 7 day trial. once you join , you have your account for life.

TaGGed7 - December 22, 2012 Reply

Eddy, excellent article on WA. I just joined a few days ago and am currently at the beginning of building my website. I’m extremely excited about it but also quite a bit disheartened by Jeff’s having been at it for a year and still not making a dime from the website that you build and learn to operate in the “freebie” stage. I’m like alot of the folks here and every dime coming in to our house hold goes toward the “Survival Fund” known as the Budget. I’m not sure that I can sustain the membership fees for a year before even coming close to making some cash at what I’ve been studying. Anyway, absolutely excellent article, Jeff, good look partner; I’ll be over there at WA in a few moments and see if I can find ya! Thanks again!!!

    Eddy Salomon - January 2, 2013 Reply

    Thanks! Unfortunately that is the nature of business sometimes. It’s not uncommon for a business to be in the red for nearly two years before seeing a profit. But then there are some people that get lucky and make it happen right away. It all depends on the person and niche. If everyone could be guaranteed to make money right away or a set time frame when they start a business then more people would be business owners than employees. Obviously that’s not the case. So it’s definitely a scary reality you have to be honest with yourself about.

    Fortunately WA now has a free option, so you can work that as long as you want. =)

Ebony Ward - December 20, 2012 Reply

hey eddy, wanted to let you know how much progress i have made. I created two trainings on wealthy affiliate on the way to making money. its not much but its something.

Alayna Johnson - November 27, 2012 Reply

Gee, is it possible that Eddy is an affiliate marketer for Wealthy Affiliat?

    Eddy Salomon - November 27, 2012 Reply

    Duh, It says all over my site I’m an affiliate marketer. Way to go stating the obvious. Fortunately people that take the time to read my blog know I am an honest affiliate that makes money by helping them make informed decisions that benefit them by providing both the pros and cons of any company I’m affiliated with. But you would actually have to read my body of work to see this.

Steve - August 27, 2012 Reply

Just so everyone is clear, the time period Eddie refers to as two months (04.01.2008 until 06.30.2008) is actually three months.

Angelo Duran - May 3, 2012 Reply

I’m very skeptical about ‘get rich quick’ programs and sites that show nice cars and houses to entice people into committing themselves to bogus programs.  I  instinctively know when to not get involved with something when I get this euphoric feeling at the pit of my stomach; it is then that I know that what I’m responding to is the idea of wealth and happiness and not a legitimate working progress towards my goals.  Wealthy Affiliate may encompass what I need which is an opportunity to make things move in the right direction with dedication and good work ethics.  I presently don’t have the funds to get started, but when I do I will. 

Eddy Salomon - April 22, 2012 Reply

I try to educate and amuse when writing. I don’t enjoy reading dry material so I try to keep it amusing even if I’m sharing information or giving you tough love. Glad you appreciate it.

pawlik75 - April 20, 2012 Reply

I want this so bad!! I’m determined tht when i finally find a job, I cn afford the monthly pymnts of becoming a member of WAU. Not expensive, but without any extra income right now, not feasible. I’m so excited to change my outlook on life now!!! Thnx again Eddy!!

    Eddy Salomon - April 22, 2012 Reply

    You’re welcome. A quick way to help you get towards that goal is working with Amazon via mechanical turk and many of the other non-traditional opportunities we list on our recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations many of the opportunities listed there can be started right away while you try to land a traditional job. So head there now and start taking action. If you do, you should make money by today. Good luck.

Pawlik75 - April 20, 2012 Reply

Very inspiring and to the point!!! Well said!! I hv to admit, you made me laugh on some of the straight forward things you said……but it’s so true!!! Thanks!!!

Eddy Salomon - April 17, 2012 Reply

You’re welcome Christina!
Thanks for chiming in with the kind words. It’s always appreciated.

Christina Taylor - April 16, 2012 Reply

Great Info! Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this just to pay it forward! Good stuff!

Eddy Salomon - April 13, 2012 Reply

Sounds good Victor! I’m sure with WA’s guidance and a lot of persistence and hard work you can become successful.

Eddy Salomon - April 9, 2012 Reply

You’re welcome Carmen!
Glad you found value in this and thanks for signing up under me!

Carmenlanham - April 8, 2012 Reply

Thanks for all yr info Eddy, I have been looking into this for a couple of months now and have just signed up to WA thru you. Cheers

Victor Oddiri - April 8, 2012 Reply

I have been looking for internet marketing opportunity for the past two years. I will now join Wealthy Affiliate with your recommendation. The ease in which I get employment has made it difficult for me to start a home based business. I am now very resolved to start a home based internet business.
Victor, Pensacola FL

Eddy Salomon - March 25, 2012 Reply

Hi Anna,

Our contact me link is on the right of every page in the menu section. So I’m not sure how you missed it. =)

In any event, it’s great to hear you’ve been taking action and now considering affiliate marketing as another option. Considering your health condition the work at home industry definitely seems like the way to go for your needs.

Just keep in mind that affiliate marketing isn’t your only path. As you’ve probably discovered reading my site there are many legitimate ways to make money at home. So you have a lot of options to consider and try while you wait to start this business.

Ultimately you have the right attitude and the support of your fiancé, couple that with action and you have the recipe for success! So continue to do what you have been doing and I know you’ll find success one way or another. Don’t limit yourself. Go with whatever makes sense for your needs.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful comment with me. I really appreciate it!

P.S. No need to keep your fingers crossed. If you read and take action on the various recommendations you will succeed like many others have on this site.

Anna Betliskey - March 21, 2012 Reply

Well I was hoping to reach you by email but I guess I’ll just have to tough it out and post publicly, can’t seem to find your email here probably for good reasons though I understand :) .. lol .. So I just wanted to say, I have been to your site quite often lately, especially within the past 3 weeks and I have been to some others recommended as well, I have grown fond of the smaller inflows of cash and have bookmarked the ones that really appeal to me and use them daily as I can.  I have been racking my brain over affiliate marketing for the past 2-3 weeks since I came here and like many I’m sure, it is a constant (if you haven’t made a decision yet) up and down rollercoaster of .. I’m gonna do this! .. Oh I can’t .. YES I CAN!! .. awe crap there’s no way I suck .. or that might just be me .. I hope not lol ..

 I really find what you write to be inspiring as many other readers and I’d like to tell you why.  I have been battling panic disorder (similar to social anxiety) for about 6 years now and it has really messed a lot of things up for me, I am 23 and should be well on my way to a career or at LEAST a part time job of something.  But the biggest reason I am at a loss is because of this annoying disorder, it’s not just a matter of getting over your fear (boy do I wish that was the case cause I would surely beat myself all the way to the finish lol) it literally inhibits me from doing the most common things, driving, going to the movies, shopping, going to my JOB.  And so here I was at a loss.  I really like this article and the benefits that I have read about WA but like some others, I will have to wait to afford it (yet another reason I’m not even in college .. yes yes I know fafsa .. little more complicated on my part lol).  I just want to express to you the gratitude I have for you taking the time to write these articles and I hope that I can find a way to succeed using these methods as I can’t have a traditional offline job at this point in my life =.  

I don’t feel that this was a coincidence that I ended up on this site, quick short story (if I can manage it).  My fiance told me about 4 weeks ago, “I think you should just bypass all the job BS and just start your own business”.  I looked at him like he was mad! I mean honestly, what the heck am I gonna make a business out of? I immediately started thinking of traditional offline businesses and was so overwhelmed I looked at him and said, “There is no way I could do that, I have never once even thought of owning my own business nor had the desire .. you are off your rocker!”  He then laughed at me and replied with, “Don’t stress yourself out thinking of it now, I think it will come to you in time.”  So ya I was really thinking .. Oh lord he’s nuts.  It wasn’t until about a week ago that it hit me and it was just a light bulb .. Why not take it online?  And the heavens opened up and the angels started singing.. lol .. not really but I have an overactive imagination :P.  I do apologize for posting my own article I really preferred to put it in an email .. panic disorder and all you know .. but I really just wanted to share that with you.

 No questions here, just thanks.  I hope for the other young adults out there in the world who are just as lost as me (cause of course school doesn’t teach you ANYTHING that really applies to surviving today’s world lol) with all of the OVERWHELMING amounts of data out there, that they can find something that sparks their interest and really makes them motivated.  

Sorry again for the long post ! I just couldn’t help it!  

Thanks again for the inspiration and motivation, if I somehow succeed I shall return to share the news :) *fingers crossed*

Tishauna - March 13, 2012 Reply

I noticed while reading through the comments that WA has offered promotional pricing on their membership fees from time to time. Are there any promotions available now or are any coming up in the near future? I’ve just about decided to pull the trigger and join (under you, of course) but if I can get a deal you know I want one! lol Thanks for all the help you offer, I’ve learned a lot on your blog.

Babesrus0111 - March 13, 2012 Reply

Hi Eddy, I am at a phase where I’m going through what you have personally experienced….frustrated that I can’t spend as much time at home with my kids and not getting paid what I’m worth and based on the amount of time I put at work….remuneration just doesnt seem to commensurate. So, I’m intending to go part time next year. I have switched from one job to another within the last one year so I guess I will have to stick to this one for quite awhile before I can quit next year.

While I’m doing Full time now, I thought of trying out wealthy affiliate to get some things moving so that hopefully by next year, I could be earning some amount from this business and perhaps I really don’t have to go out to earn that miserable pay as a part timer elsewhere.

I am indeed very inspired by what you have written and I am so convinced…but I am also a little apprehensive. Just a question….since you say that this is a affiliate marketing is a business, besides the membership fees I need to pay WA monthly, what other stuff will I expect to pay for as a ‘start up capital’?

    Eddy Salomon - March 14, 2012 Reply

    I applaud you for taking control of the situation and deciding to take action to help you get to your goal. Too often people complain about things but don’t do anything different to change it. So you’re already on the right path.

    In terms of your question, chances are you’ll want to purchase a domain name (.com) although it’s not required. You may decide that you want to buy advertising rather than using the free techniques WA teaches you. Other than that I don’t anticipate any more cost. WA provides you with hosting for you site that is included in your membership. So you won’t have to pay elsewhere for that unless you chose to. Most of the things you learn can be done without having to spend additional money or a lot of it.

    I hope this helps.

Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2012 Reply

I think you meant, After taking the training from WA has anyone be successful earning money with Affiliate Marketing?

Because you don’t join WA to make money with WA, you join it to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing via your own sites, article marketing, etc.

Good question though. So hopefully folks will chime in.

Bryan - February 20, 2012 Reply

Nice place, lot’s of nice words and comments. 2-3 years. But I don’t see if anybody reports about results. Is anyone here, in this forum, started make money with WA (Except Eddy)?

Eddy Salomon - January 31, 2012 Reply

Hi Rozanne,
You’re welcome. It all depends on the person hiring. It can be anywhere from $5 to $20 per article. But remember the goal here is to learn this business so you decide how much you make with your own articles via your marketing efforts. The amounts I have made from my own articles on my blog would never be the same as what someone would pay me for them. So keep that in mind.

Eddy Salomon - January 31, 2012 Reply

Glad you enjoyed. Just keep in mind there aren’t any short cuts with this business. It’s going to take time (meaning longer than a month) to see any major results. You have to be in it for the long run for this to work.

Inetcrafts - January 31, 2012 Reply

The video make a big difference in understanding a little bit more. Before seeing the videos, I was on the fence, about to join, but taking my time. After the videos I see that I need to take a chance to see if this will work for me today. I spent money on many books, downloads and other instructions. I am hoping this will be a shortcut to a r-e-a-l BLUEPRINT!!! The worst thing that can happen is that I spend a couple of hundred bucks for an education. My local community college charges $109 for non-credit courses on things like this. If I took two courses I may be out of pocket about the same amount of money. I am a rookie jumping in with my eyes are wide open. I need a mentor and I am looking forward to others sharing and helping me along. Hey. To all the Rookies in the house. How well did you do in your first month? Any stories?

Roxanne - January 30, 2012 Reply

Greets Eddy,

Thank you for all the information & insight. I am an avid writer & feel that upon joining, Wealthy Affiliate University, I could add value to those that need help with article writing. Plus it would provide me an opportunity to ‘earn & learn’ as well. You mentioned for example, an ad requesting 28 articles to be written. What would the aprroximate charge per article be; not just in that case but over all. A range would be much appreciated.

Blessings,
R~

Ajv Tdr - January 27, 2012 Reply

Thanks for all the insight on WAU. I am truly a rookie in this arena. Very limited knowledge but have become very interested in online opportunities. Where do I start to learn the very basics?  HELP!
Thanks, Tony

Eddy Salomon - January 26, 2012 Reply

You’re welcome Amy!
Thanks for just stopping by to post this. It means a lot!

Amy - January 26, 2012 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Just like to say thank you for all the help and advice which you have offered me.  Also, thank you for your previous emails. I don’t remember replying to them because I usually get stuck into applying for work at home.  However, I am extremely grateful for your support and please continue!  It’s great to know that I am not on my own, pulling my hair out!

Amy

Jlong - January 24, 2012 Reply

Eddy,

Sorry, I spelled your name incorrectly.  I just read the below post.

Jlong - January 24, 2012 Reply

Eddie,

Thank you for your candid review of WA.   My wife and I are going to look into it
further.  I appreciate your passion for
sharing opportunities as well as sharing it in a truthful manner.  I have just one little comment regarding your
first video, where you share your commission earnings via Quickbank, Rexdirect
and Commissionjunction.  In all three
cases you showed your earnings from 4/1/11 to 6/30/11 and said it was for the “last
two months”, actually this period of time encompasses a total of three
months.  It is an exceptional amount of
money, none-the-less.   Thanks
again.  Jim

Eddy Salomon - January 14, 2012 Reply

Hey Donna,

Thanks for the kind words about my site and my little princess. I really appreciate it! I totally hear the need for supplemental income. I think it’s something we can all use no matter what the situation. As you read my site, you’ll see I like to keep it very real with this stuff. Like you said there is too much stuff out there fluffing people. I encourage you to read the following page:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations to see the various options you have available to you.
And if you like what you’re reading be sure to subscribe so we can keep in contact with you: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

In any event, thanks again for taking the time to write this comment!

P.S. It’s Eddy not eddie. ;)

Donna - January 13, 2012 Reply

Eddie,  I appreciated your article!  As a 46 yr old  full time RN, I’m looking for a supplemental income or a  way to cut back on hours on my feet.  I does look like work, but I am grateful for your honesty. I have been hit up by E Marketing Solutions and other “pie in the sky” online companies.  Thank you very much for your directness and forthrightness in showing pros and cons.  PS your daughter is darling! 

Eddy Salomon - January 9, 2012 Reply

Lisa, you made my day. I’m so happy you get so much value of my little site. I really appreciate that you take the time to read through all my articles. A lot of times folks don’t and miss a lot. So thank you! I’m happy I have gained your trust and appreciate that you want to sign up under me for anything I recommend that fits your needs. Thanks for your continued support and just taking the time out your day to express this. I really do appreciate it!

LisaC - January 9, 2012 Reply

Dear Eddy,
You are such a big help. I have enjoyed your website and have learned much.  Your personality comes through in your writing, making it a joy to read. Thank you very much for the info on WA University. I feel I can trust your opinion and that means a lot. I’m glad I read the entire article and now know that if I do sign up I should go through you. Thanks, Eddy.

Eddy Salomon - December 1, 2011 Reply

Thanks Cisi! I’m glad you can appreciate my style. I try to keep it very honest to the point it should scare certain people away. So I’m glad that isn’t the case for you. You’ll be in a better position to succeed! Thanks for chiming in!

Cisi - November 30, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I have been looking for something like this for awhile. I am so gald I came across you website. I have never heard/read anyone put it down like that. You kept it really real!  I will be joining WA under you. Thanks!!

Eddy Salomon - November 16, 2011 Reply

Hi Jeff,
Glad you like the information. Please keep in mind this is NOT A JOB! This is a business. You’re not guaranteed a set salary based on the hours you put in. If that’s what you’re looking for be sure to check out our jobs page:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs or some of our other recommendations here:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

I just don’t want you going into this with the wrong mindset because it will lead to frustration and failure.

With that all out the way, internet marketing can be applied to any existing website or one that you can easily create at WA. They have a website tool that makes that pretty easy. You can read more about that on their site.

I hope this helps.

Jeff - November 16, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Good stuff, I am new to all this and have been wanting to build a home internet job for awhile but never trusted any online work at home products but this seames for real. The one question I have for you is do you have to have an existing website or do they help you with one.

Britneyspoonemore - November 1, 2011 Reply

Hi! Your page was a lot of help and reassuring. I recently joined an affiliate program and am excited about it. However, if I hadn’t read this page I probably would have gotten frustrated and impatient- thinking that I was wasting my time trying to do something that i know nothing about- in the very near future. I haven’t been with them long – about a week and a half now. I realize now that this will take time and probably some trial and error, but I know now not to give up if I don’t see results right away. Thanks so much!

    Eddy Salomon - November 2, 2011 Reply

    Hi,

    I’m happy you stumbled upon this article then. Too often people think running a business is like a job. But it’s not. So at least now you understand the difference and will be more patient until you can build your business.

    I just hope you have the proper training because just joining an affiliate program is the easy part. Getting people to trust you and visit your page and links is the hard part and why we recommend a company like WA to help you succeed with any affiliate program you join.

    So keep that in mind.

    Good luck!

Eddy Salomon - October 24, 2011 Reply

I’ve been involved with affiliate marketing in one capacity for many moons. So yes I was always employed while I was mastering this business. I’m a firm believer that you should have some other consistent income coming in so you can relax and enjoy the processing of learning this business. Otherwise people try to rush through the learning and miss a lot of important things because they’re desperate to pay bills. Learning like that doesn’t work!

So definitely have some other income in place which is why we gave you many other easy recommendations here:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

and we list jobs daily here:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

This way hopefully you’re earning money with other things as you try to build this affiliate marketing business which can take a lot of time and is daunting.

So having another job and making other ways is how I paid for training I would get from places like WA. I always invested a portion of any money I made from a job or other money making opportunities in to better myself or business. It’s an investment that has paid for itself many times over and why I’m home in my PJs answering your comment and earning more money than I ever did at my full time job.

I hope that makes “cents”.

Godwin_family5 - October 24, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy, I’m wondering did you continue working at your old job where you tried to convince the boss to give you a 15 cent raise while you started doing this business? If not how did you pay the fees for WA? It sounds like a good plan BUT I’ve been burned before.
Betty

Eddy Salomon - October 10, 2011 Reply

Wow, it sounds like you’ve had a great change of philosophy and point of view recently. I applaud you for it. All too often the biggest reasons people aren’t succeeding at their dreams is because they are already mentally defeated and sadly don’t even realize it. They blame everyone else but themselves. So I really commend your self awareness and new path.

You sound like you’re ready for the task at hand. Just email me when you join and I’ll send you my little guide that will give you some great tips about writing. Writing has always terrified me as well. But as you can tell by articles my grammar and spelling suck and I write like I’m having a conversation with a person. Guess what 99.9% of people that visit my site still love my crappy writing. Know why? It’s because I’m providing value to them by helping them solve a problem which is avoiding scams and making money legitimately. I’m also entertaining folks in the process. People are very forgiving of imperfect writing when you can help them solve their issues. Sure I get a few english majors, perfectionist and teachers that will chime in about my crappy writing. It’s annoying and sucks. But those folks usually only account for a half a percent of the people that visit the site. Everyone else tends to be happy.

So my point is don’t worry about your writing to much. If you can write an email and a comment which you did, you’ll be able to write articles just fine. The other key is to actually pick a topic(niche) you’re passionate about or have experience in. When you do writing about it is no different than talking to someone about it. So that’s another secret.

See I already gave you tons of advice already! lol

By the way since I’m an affiliate a lot of the content you’re reading I do make money with and I’m very upfront about it. But as you can see just because I’m making money with something that I recommend it doesn’t mean I’m not providing value and still helping people make the decisions that are best for them. There is this awful misconception that because folks like myself get paid for this stuff we can’t be trusted. However folks that actually take the time to read this blog and take action soon realize how misguided this perception is. Most folks realize that we all win when good information and recommendations are provided. In fact a lot of people that do read my information and have made money because of it are happy that I made money from them because they feel one hand should wash another.

So my helping folks like you is my job as an affiliate so yes I have to do it! Because it pays the bills. lol But the way I do it is what sets me apart from a lot of people because I sincerely want you guys to go into things with a full picture of both bad and good. I have found when you do it this way, you still make a boat load of money and people are happy with you even if they know you’re getting paid for it. Hope that makes “Cents”.

Thanks for your support my friend. Keep me posted and feel free to email me directly. The contact me link is on the left hand menu on this page.

Tnbdoll85 - October 10, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy,
I just wanted to say, if I had been in any other place in my life I wouldn’t have given this affiliate stuff a second look, but from the bottom of my heart I thank God for everything in my life that i’ve gone through because it definately made me stronger. Im determined now more than ever to make my dreams a reality. Im joining WA, and I will be successful. The cost and the learning material doesnt scare me I look forward to the learning experience. My only fear is writing, any tips on free writing tools? Thanks for the time you took in putting this info out there, surely you make enough just being an affiliate you didnt have to do this too, I really appreciate you.

Eddy Salomon - October 5, 2011 Reply

Hey,

I’m glad you found the review helpful. I think we all can relate to your experience with other learning products. Many of them are more about squeezing more money out of you on upgrades then it is about teaching you how to be successful.

I’m confident if you’re willing to work hard and make full use of all the resources at WA you’ll be in way better place than you were with some of these other programs. Like any other business no one can guarantee you success. That’s up to you but having the right resources and support should better your chances at it!

Videomaker_1 - October 4, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddie, you WA review is great. Basically you answer all my questions about the program without having to ask you anything. I have a better understanding of this program and this is what I was looking for when I started looking for online courses. I too joined a few programs that were trying to sell me little by little different things like the program first then tools for this and tools for that and tools to make a website and at the end you still didn’t understand how to incorporate everything, not to mention no customer service or any kind of help to your questions.

Thanks a lot and I will join WA tomorrow and give the bestwill let you know about my progress in the future.

Decharis22 - September 27, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy, you have a great article. please give me advice, my name Decharis from Bali, I Have 2 kids. my job allow me to use internet more than 8 hours. n what i do is just wasting that 8 hours because i don’t know how to gain money from that 8 hours. can u tell me the first easy step to gain money from my internet??
Thank you so much, God Bless You

Cmcin10443 - September 26, 2011 Reply

I dont think you should spend money to earn or make money

    Eddy Salomon - September 27, 2011 Reply

    Did you pay to go to college?
    Have you run a business before?

    Anyone that has went to college has paid to earn money. Anyone that has purchased a newspaper or internet connection to do a job search is paying to earn money.

    I don’t know if you actually read the review, but you’re not paying for a job. You’re paying for training like anyone does for college, medical school, law school or any professional skill set one wants to learn.

    Furthermore this isn’t a job. It’s a business you’re learning. Can you start a Mc Donald’s without start up money? Well you can’t really start most businesses without some type of investment.

    Don’t confuse a job with a business. They’re totally different things that should be approached as such. Sounds like you’re looking for a job, in which case you should visit our jobs page which is free:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    Good luck.

Bigdaddydok - September 16, 2011 Reply

OK Eddy, you are the man. I’m sure you’ve been told that a few times, but you gots to take your props along with the rest of the stuff. Thanks man, I joined clickbank a few months bac, joined goodle affiliate program and a few others, but i can tell b y joining wealth affiliate and listineing to the likes of you I’ll be able to fulfill my desire to work at home. thanks man.
Dok

    Eddy Salomon - September 18, 2011 Reply

    Thanks Dok!
    I really appreciate the kind words. I’m just happy to hear you’re reading our stuff and taking action. That’s definitely how you will succeed! Keep up the good work man.

Eddy Salomon - September 16, 2011 Reply

You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear you’ve been taking action and succeeding and now you’re ready to step up your game! The sky is the limit my friend. It just requires a lot of hard work, focus and dedication.

tsherman - September 15, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,
I’ve been lurking on your site for a couple of months and it is refreshing to see what you are doing to show us that it is indeed possible to make money online. I have sold a few books and I also earn on Amazon Turk. I especially enjoyed your article on Wealthy Affiliates and took the plunge and joined them during their current promotion at their 2005 price. The site is chock full of information and training for everything! Yet I will stay focused as you suggested in your article and not get distracted. Thanks Eddy!

Medhed16 - September 15, 2011 Reply

I see this was posted two years ago- are you still with them? Do you still enjoy working with this program?

    Eddy Salomon - September 15, 2011 Reply

    Yes, I’m still with them and will be for many years to come. They’re actually having a great promotion right now where you can get in at the 2005 prices. So definitely read the review above and if it something that calls out to you be sure to visit their site.

Dean - August 7, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Thanks for the review. I plan on joining WA, but have questions regarding the affiliate tax laws.
What’s your take on this and how will it affect the industry and newbies like myself?

Thanks, Dean

    Eddy Salomon - August 7, 2011 Reply

    You’re welcome. Honestly I’m not too concerned about. Taxes are part of life and we’ll all work through them. I also have a great professional that helps me with all my tax related business issues. So I depend on her expertise for that and I just focus on running my business.

Eddy Salomon - August 7, 2011 Reply

Thanks AJ. I totally feel you on the fake reviews. I don’t hide that I’m an affiliate on my site. I make it quite clear that I get paid for certain things I cover. But I’ve never found that providing real feedback including cons has hurt my career or affiliate sales. In fact it has just the opposite effect. People appreciate being provided the real deal so that they can make an informed decision about whether a company is right for them or not. This is a win win for everyone.

So thanks for appreciating my little effort in that respect. I’ve built a nice career doing it this way and i can sleep at night knowing I’m not tricking people into joining stuff i personally recommend just for the sake of earning more money.

Eddy Salomon - August 7, 2011 Reply

Thanks Sam!
It’s always great to hear when people actually take the time to read my articles and take ACTION! You’re a perfect example of what happens when they do. You sound as determined as me when I was your age. So I’m confident you can achieve your goals!

Keep at it my friend. Every little step you take is one closer to making bigger things happen. That seems to be lost on many people but apparently not you! So I applaud you.

AJWalton - August 6, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy,
It’s extremely refreshing to see such an in-depth and well-written review (that covers cons too!), with so many fake reviews which exist for the sole purpose of generating affiliate sales.
Keep on stickin’ it to the man!

SAmiger - August 6, 2011 Reply

I’m a college student so you know my pockets are slim, but I’ve been coming to this website so much lately that it automatically comes up in my history lol Since coming here I been able to put a lil more change in my pocket cause the information gathered here is extremely useful. With doing the proper research and capitalizing on Eddy’s info I been able to find legitimate websites that pay me money. Now I’m determined to become a student of wealthy affiliate university and put even more money in my pocket; so by the time I finish school I won’t be worried about how I’m going to pay back the US gov.

Thanks Eddy for all your hard work and not wasting our time with B.S. You’re the real deal.

Eddy Salomon - August 3, 2011 Reply

Hey Lilly,
I’m glad you landed on this site. I totally agree with you about your experience with the work at home crap stuff out there. You may be a smart cookie but the reason they put crap out there like that because a lot folks fall for it. I have and that’s the only reason I got in this industry to help people avoid it.

But as you’re seeing for yourself, there are some good people and opportunities out there. It’s just a matter of filtering through all the crap first which is what this site is about. You’ll discover that as you read more of it:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

In any event, continue to read. I really appreciate the fact that you said you needed to do that before asking me more questions. Too often people land on this site and browse through information that was designed to help them and already answers most of the questions they have. I can’t really help folks that aren’t willing to help themselves. But you’re definitely not one of those people. So I look forward to your questions and you reading more of this blog.

I agree with you about my dog. I get the weirdest looks when I walk him. I always tell people it’s my wife’s dog. lol Thanks for the kind words about my daughter.

Good luck and welcome to the site.

Lilly-rose - August 3, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,
A friend of mine sent me links for work at home jobs and i landed on your page.I never finish reading “work at home” pages coz i always feel they sound like they think ive got an IQ of a rat, which i presume is stupid, but i dont really know.I dont know if your WA works, your presentation of it though is intelligent, and is speaking TO ppl not AT them.I love that im not being promised riches, im going to go through all your material first and check you and WA out , but i like the sounds of hard work, coz im not interested in “cash in while you sleep”, which usually means” we( scammers) want to cash in while you sleep”.I still have a few questions but i prefer to read everything before i ask questions thank you for this good work youve done and IF i do join, I hope youll be available to help me out.
by the way, thats a strange looking dog for a big guy like you( no offence)…good thing you have that beautiful little girl, she makes the picture perfact.
thnx again
from France

Amanda K. - August 1, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy!

Thanks for taking the time and showing all of this to us!  Just a quick question because I see the date in the video was 08… do you still do this for a living? and if so, are you getting the same results?  Thank you so much!

Amanda

    Eddy Salomon - August 2, 2011 Reply

    Yes I still work at home full time doing this. And yes I’m still getting the same results.
    If you google work at home or work from home you’ll see my sites listed http://www.workathomenoscams.com and workathomecareers.com So yes this stuff works and can make someone a great living if they’re willing to invest in themselves and work really hard until they succeed. It’s not easy and most people will give up.

Eddy Salomon - August 1, 2011 Reply

No worries. It always bugs me out when someone asks that question. I just assume when folks actually read the articles and comments they can tell real people are interacting. But I guess that’s not always the case. lol
In any event, I’m glad you are READing the site and learning a lot! Take action and you’ll be well on the way to earning money legitimately online.

Shebakeya - August 1, 2011 Reply

sorry but test to see if real LOL um of course made me laugh…. An I am so glad I stumbled on your site Eddy this has been the best resources I found for affliate programs. I an hoping this is the right decision for me since I can not work due to chronic back pain an nerve damage. Thank you very much Eddie for all your hard work you have done . I have learned a great deal on this site an continue to come back for answers!!

mom of 1 - July 16, 2011 Reply

This is a test to see if your comments are real…

Cmerrim1 - July 16, 2011 Reply

Eddy,
I am a single mom, just seeing if your blogs and comments are real…
Interesting website, best I have found so far if it is real…for real…
Thanks,
Mom of 1

Eddy Salomon - July 7, 2011 Reply

Sounds good. I definitely think starting with the work at home guide and the recommendations page: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations is a great place to get your feet wet into making some money. Building a business takes a lot more time so it’s good you hold off on WA until you are ready.

Jenna - July 6, 2011 Reply

Eddy, 

Thanks for your detailed review! It’s helped me to focus my attention. I’m going to use your work at home guide and see how things go. When I’m ready, I’ll definitely purchase WA through you. Thanks again for a very informative and  helpful website!

Lia - July 5, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy
 I,m from Portugal, can I work in this program too?

Eddy Salomon - July 3, 2011 Reply

That’s the problem with any business and why most people don’t become business owners. I don’t know if you actually ready the article above, but I’ve already discussed this is exactly why one needs to learn internet marketing. You’re not on this site by accident it’s because I applied the internet marketing techniques I learned to get you here.

Toris_spot - July 2, 2011 Reply

Eddy,
The problem I have always had with internet businesses I have tried is always the same.  Getting people to come to my site.  Plain and simple…I have never found a way to do that that didn’t cost me a small fortune and basically forced me out of business.  I have even paid other companies to send me people.  Boy that was a bad move!  Anyway, how do I resolve this issue?

Jaretthouse - June 30, 2011 Reply

A ma man i thought u said it was free to join.

Assett23 - June 30, 2011 Reply

Hi eddy i just watched your videos and read but im am so lost lol so much info i really need someone to help me step by step dont i need a website to place those links in to make money ? HELP so lost i need a private tutor

John - June 28, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy. Thanks for the article and information you shared. It was very educational! I just have a quick question about WA. I know that they give you the option to build websites and get free hosting through them but what if I already have a website. Can that website be ran on WA and hosted as well?

    Eddy Salomon - June 30, 2011 Reply

    Hey John,
    You’re welcome. When I came to WA I already had my sites too. I didn’t use any of their hosting and stuff. I prefer to keep that separate. So there is no real need to move it over especially if it’s too much of a hassle. What I basically did was just learn marketing techniques from them to apply to my existing site. I hope this answers your question.

Eddy Salomon - June 5, 2011 Reply

You can find affiliate companies easily online. That’s the easy part. Just do a search for affiliate networks and you’ll find a gang of them out there. Making money is the hard part.
Some of the companies I’m an affiliate of are Fusion cash:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/08/27/is-fusion-cash-fusioncashcom-a-scam/

ICS:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2010/07/19/is-instantcashsweepstakes-com-a-scam/

Swagbucks:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2010/01/27/is-swagbucks-com-a-scam/

and Wealthy Affiliate. So a lot of the ones I obviously review on this site I’m an affiliate of.

Collin - June 4, 2011 Reply

What type of companies do you use as affiliates?

Ca0019 - May 18, 2011 Reply

Eddy, I think this infornation was outstanding.  I have been looking for so long for something i could do that would allow me to work for me.  I think i own it to myself to give Wealthy Affiliate a try.

Lance - May 16, 2011 Reply

 Eddy, Thank you for the extensive discussion of Wealthy Affiliate University. I am going to join and work for myself rather than someone else. I expect to visit your site often for pep talks and to update you on my progress. Thank you again.Lance

    Eddy Salomon - May 17, 2011 Reply

    You’re welcome Lance! I’m glad you’ve decided to take a risk on yourself. It’s a long and tough journey but it’s worth it when you finally succeed!

Eddy Salomon - May 9, 2011 Reply

Joe,
I’m not going to lie to you. As I said in the review above and my multiple comments to folks below, this isn’t an easy business. The concepts are easy enough to grasp. Bug actually putting it together so you can actually succeed isn’t a walk in the park and why most people prefer to be employees than the boss.

But for the folks that are willing to work hard and make this work for them it can happen.
Your education is irrelvent to business. There are a lot of millionaires that have successful businesses that didn’t go to college. They had the right work ethic and drive. So unlike the job market, college education isn’t a requirement. As long as you have the right training, work ethic and provide value you can succeed.

But it’s not easy. So if that scares you, this isnt really for you. I hope that helps.

joe - May 8, 2011 Reply

hi Eddy, i am thinking about joining wa, however i have a basic hs edu. i’m talkin this boy passed hs by the skin of his teeth as the phrase goes, is it easy to understand and to get stated for simpleton like myself, ok thanx, and have great day w/MOMS today…

Eddy Salomon - May 6, 2011 Reply

Wow, TJ you’re really taking action and doing fairly well!
I’m extremely proud of you. Thanks for sharing that with me! In terms of your question, WA is basically like any hosting company where you can move your website files to another hosting company if you decide to leave WA. It’s especially easy to do since WA sites are built on the wordpress platform. If you need technical details on how to do that you would just need to contact the new hosting company you planned to move your site too and they could help do this for you. I’ve done it with other hosting companies and it’s pretty easy. But feel free to email WA directly for more information on how they handle this. I hope this helps.

    him1087 - May 8, 2011 Reply

    Thanks that perfectly answers my question! I am hoping to join WA (under you, of course) here shortly. As you always say; ‘see you on the other side!’

    Eddy Salomon - May 8, 2011 Reply

    Glad it helped! Thanks if you decide to join under me. Here’s to your success either way.

him1087 - May 6, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy, I have been reading through your website for the past few weeks and it has been a true blessing. I have made almost $100 already using your ideas on Amazonturk, MySurvey, InboxDollars, FushionCash, ClixSense, etc!

I am strongly leaning towards joining Wealthy Affiliate, but I had one question (I have read through the majority of the comments on your blogs *what a task!* and haven’t seen this question asked, so hopefully I won’t make you answer it again); I am not too familiar with making my own website/web hosting. I see on WA that they offer web hosting. So, let’s just say that I make a few websites and WA is my host, what happens if down the road I choose to leave WA and take flight on my own? Can I just switch web hosting? How does that work?

Thanks in advance for your help and all of your great advice you so lovingly give to us IM newbies!

-TJ

Eddy Salomon - April 24, 2011 Reply

Hi Dr. NJ,

Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate them. I applaud you for actually taking the time to really read the blog. Too often people just skim through it and miss a lot of the value we’re trying to provide. So I applaud your dedication.

Sounds like you have the right mindset and work ethic to give this business a go.

There are pictures of my little princess on my facebook fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/workathomenoscams

Trust me I treasure the time I spend with here even when she’s being annoying. I’ve been fortunate to see every moment of her life and it definitely feels like it’s speeding by. It also means I’m getting older. lol But thanks for the words of wisdom and support. I appreciate it.

Eddy Salomon - April 21, 2011 Reply

Caleb, You’re quite welcome. I think you’re pretty brave to try to start a business while being in medical school. Considering how demanding that it is, I don’t know if it’s the right time for you take this on. Especially if you’re looking to see results in a month. Keep in mind this is building a business and you’re basically learning a new skill. I’m sure it’s safe to say that after your first month in medical school you can’t go out and get a job as a doctor. Well the same goes for this business so keep that in mind. It may take months before you see the fruit of your labor. If that’s something that scares you, you might want to opt out of enrolling in WA and starting this business. I just want to be honest with you so you don’t go in this with unrealistic expectations. Hope this helps.

    royceka hanna - May 2, 2011 Reply

    My name is Royceka Hanna, and I found your article on Wealthy Affiliate University to be very informative. I happened to stumble across the website and really wanted to know if it was okay to join. I don’t have any knowledge opening or running an online business. However, I do have an entreprenuer type attitude and I know I would dedicate myself once I can get started.

    Eddy Salomon - May 2, 2011 Reply

    Glad you found it to be informative. If you do have the right attitude, work ethic, training and patience, you can succeed at any business including this one. As long as you understand that running a business isn’t like working a job, you’re on the right track.

Caleb - April 20, 2011 Reply

Thanks for your review about WA. I have been researching about it for sometime and was wondering if it is a scam. I am willing to try it out, even though the starting fee is quite expensive {$47(Gold) or $97(Platinum)}. I can be able to pay for the first month but my worry is the subsequent months, am not assured of a stable flow of income unless I make some cash in WA during my training. Well I am willing to put invest my time and hard work, despite my busy schedule as a medical student. I know I may not get rich instantly, but am willing to try it out. It gives me hope after going through the ocean of programs on the internet that promise heaven but can’t deliver.

Cathy - April 17, 2011 Reply

I must confess the first time I signed on to Wealthy Affiliate I felt really intimidated. The world it was introducing me to was so foreign to me I bailed in the first four weeks. Luckly I saved at least part of what what was sent to me that first month. Now that I’ve had yet another year of hunting and poking around the internet and trying out some stuff, I went through my book marks and there it was. These guys are the real deal. They gave me so many ideas and tips that first few weeks I am convinced it is more than worth the money I paid. I went back through what I saved from them and can’t wait to justify spending a few more dollars to get a few more tips and ideas.

    Eddy Salomon - April 17, 2011 Reply

    Cathy, thanks for sharing your honest experience. It’s definitely very intimidating at first like anything new you learn. But if you stick with it, it gets better as you’ve seen.

Debbiemoy - March 31, 2011 Reply

Hey Eddy,
I am a newby to internet marketing I have 5 sites up and running, I enjoy writing the blogs, finding info and building sites, I have had my sites going for 2 months now but have only made not even ten dollars, I get a little frustrated but after reading your info I have found hope again. Thanks.

    Eddy Salomon - April 1, 2011 Reply

    Glad you found some inspiration after reading my blog. Building a business takes time. 2 months is a drop in the bucket. So keep that in mind. It’s not like a job. You’re going to experience many unpaid hours before you reach a breakthrough. That’s just part of the process we all go through. You just need to keep pushing forward and remind yourself why you’ve decided to run your own business and use that as fuel. Hopefully you are trained in internet marketing because without it, the road is a lot more difficult. In any event, good luck to you. If you stick it through, you should see some results eventually.

    pawlik75 - April 20, 2012 Reply

    Debbiemoy
    Just got done reading Eddy’s info and came across your question to Eddy a tht you posted to him a year ago. Where do you stand as of tody?

Eric S. - March 25, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,
I’m totally new in internet marketing and I have read from many websites and articles that teaches about the internet marketing, but I find it very hard to follow or understand what they teach because it sounded just so very technical! In fact, we are even taught by them to write articles in easy to understand language. Will the teachings and programs by Wealthy Affiliate be comfortably easy to understand?

    Eddy Salomon - March 27, 2011 Reply

    Hey Eric,
    Honestly if you’ve read a lot of websites and taken a lot of courses and still not understanding this stuff. I don’t know if joining WA will be any better for you. As I said in my review above, they over deliver on information which can be overwhelming. So I don’t know how you would really do with it. Like anything sometimes it’s hard to understand a concept. Lord knows I’ve had my problems understanding certain concepts. But I always appreciated that I could go to the forum and ask a question. Or I could private message one of the owners or other members for clarification. But that’s me. I take initiative if I don’t understand something. Most of the stuff I thought was easy to understand but everyone is different. Maybe you should try to work with the stuff you already have access too and then take it from there.

    Eddy Salomon - March 27, 2011 Reply

    Hey Eric,
    Honestly if you’ve read a lot of websites and taken a lot of courses and still not understanding this stuff. I don’t know if joining WA will be any better for you. As I said in my review above, they over deliver on information which can be overwhelming. So I don’t know how you would really do with it. Like anything sometimes it’s hard to understand a concept. Lord knows I’ve had my problems understanding certain concepts. But I always appreciated that I could go to the forum and ask a question. Or I could private message one of the owners or other members for clarification. But that’s me. I take initiative if I don’t understand something. Most of the stuff I thought was easy to understand but everyone is different. Maybe you should try to work with the stuff you already have access too and then take it from there.

Anonymous - March 21, 2011 Reply

Eddy,
Just wanted to give you a quick update. I joined WA this past weekend and am on Training Day 3 (sounds like a movie sequel, thankfully Denzel is not my trainer!). Without your help I couldn’t have made enough money from your recommendations, Mechanical Turk, etc., to pay for my first two months of membership. Thank you so much for your guidance! I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Thanks again,
Viki (Trinity at WA)

    Eddy Salomon - March 22, 2011 Reply

    Hey Viki,
    I’m so proud of you. I always tell people to reinvest the money they make with the smaller opportunities into training or things that will compound their money and you definitely did that! Great job. You’re a testament on taking action.

    I promise you no one is going to make you smoke LCD or will you end up in a bath tub about to be chopped up. lol But you may run into obstacles and hurdles. But if you’ve read my site long enough, you prepared for those challenges.

    Keep up the good work. As you’re studying at WA, continue to work those other opportunities that made you money. Because it’s probably going to take a bit of time before you see results with this new business. Keep me posted.

Trrllray - March 17, 2011 Reply

This is one of the most helpful websites i have ever come across!! Thanks eddy this article was wonderfully explained, one of my buddies told me to join S.B.I.(have you ever heard of them?) but i feel more comfortable with WA, i will be doing some of your recommendations to help me pay that monthly fee!lol

    Eddy Salomon - March 18, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate that compliment. I’ve heard good things about SBI in the past. Not sure how it is now. As always it’s a great idea to follow the steps in my scam video to do your research on any company:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    In any event, I totally encourage you to try my other smaller income recommendations first. I think it helps build people’s confidence to see money coming in from other opportunities first before venturing into starting their own business. So definitely go for it. WA isn’t going anywhere. It will be there when you’re ready.

Eddy Salomon - February 19, 2011 Reply

Jeff,

You’ve pretty much summed up what is necessary to succeed at this business: “GRIND!”
Thanks for sharing your experience and success. I think it’s always good to hear from others that are using the training and succeeding because of it. So thanks for sharing.

Jeff Biletnikoff - February 18, 2011 Reply

This is my 2nd time commenting and I’ll probably comment many times more. Is wealthy affiliate a scam? NO!

Does Wealthy Affiliate hand you a million dollars in 30 days if you just work a 1/2 hour a day? NO!

What Eddy is representing here is a REAL BUSINESS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY but if you’re not serious about running your own internet marketing business, complete with the sacrifices and time it takes to run a business, then don’t bother with this program.

Wealthy Affiliate has a ton of information and what I love best is that they’re always adding more features and benefits for members. I’ve been a member for nearly a year and will never surrender my membership because of all the training, tools and information.

It’s fair to say that without Eddy and Wealthy Affiliate, there is no way I would be an internet marketer right now. I plan on making this a full time venture and with the training I’ve received and the tools at my disposal, I know I can do it.

So far, I’ve generated a passive income of about $100/month via 100 Ezine articles I’ve written online and now I’m branching into making niche sites (which is SO EASY thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate WordPress Express site creator).

The sky is really the limit and after about a year, I feel like I’m really ready to take the next step and move into some serious money.

But..let me emphasize, THIS IS A BUSINESS. A lot of times I get up 3 hours before my day job to work and work 2-3 hours afterwards. I’m putting about 30 hours a week into my internet marketing business and I keep learning and challenging myself.

What you get with Eddy and Wealthy Affiliate is REAL. There are NO oversized checks showing you how you can make $10,000,000 in 3 days, nor is there pictures of 10 mansions you can own here. I learned this word from Eddy:

“Grinding”

You have to be willing to grind and learn at this business. Now, don’t get me wrong, grinding doesn’t mean drudgery. I’m having a lot of fun! I can’t wait to work on my blogs, sites, articles, etc. Know why? They’re MINE.

As I’m sure is true for all of us, in the past I’ve done what I considered to be a “great job” at work, but when its time for recognition or monetary rewards, well, let’s just say that sometimes neither materialized as I would have wanted them too. Sometimes they did, to be fair, but often there is not a rhyme or reason to how you get compensated when you work for someone else.

That’s why I’m so excited about MY internet marketing because I determine how to reward me for a job well done.

That is exciting and that is the opportunity that Eddy and Wealthy Affiliate can provide you as long as you’re willing to:

GRIND

rob96run - February 17, 2011 Reply

Hello Eddy, I also have seen your site mentioned on AARP and also some newscast article about WAH.
If I remember I will send the info to you…Next time I see it. I am trying so hard to figure out how to make even part time income working ft online. I was working for A shop network and lost my job because my ISP. I have become a fan of yours…thank you so much for your truths and wisdom. It’s really REFRESHING to hear honest opinions today! There is so much Bull and hype. I don’t have the funds to join WA but will continue to read your posts and eventually will come upon my fate. I’m concidering labella…and I will let you know-how it goe$…..thanks Robby

    Eddy Salomon - February 17, 2011 Reply

    Hey Robby,

    Please send me this article. You’re the second person that has told me this and I can’t find it anywhere online. lol It’s nice to know that the AARP sees value in what we’re doing here.

    In any event, thanks for the kind words. I try to keep it as real as possible. I don’t want people going into opportunities without knowing what to expect whether it’s good or bad. It helps people make informed decisions that is right for them. Fortunately for me people seem to appreciate that.

    I’m happy to hear you’re exploring all of your work at home options. You should. Just because I’m in affiliate marketing doesn’t mean it’s your path which is why I try to give you guys a lot of choices so you can find your way. So I’m happy you’re exploring LaBella. Be sure to post a comment on that article once you’ve started with it.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.

Kevin - February 5, 2011 Reply

Mr. Salomon, I too have spent at least several hundred dollars on trying to make money online. So far I have seen a whopping return on my investment to the tune of 0 for every dollar spent! This being my third year trying has been quite discouraging! But after stumbling across your site from the AARP Home site and reading your very informative and enlightening review of WAU in its entirety I feel inspired to keep trying! Thank You very much for investing your time in being so thorough!…Hopefully this will be the start of a long relationship, and a short list of dollars spent, thanks to you!!! May you become even more successful in your endeavors, as I hope I will in mine!…May God or THE FORCE whichever you believe in be with you!!! …THANX AGAIN! Kevin Lowe.

    Eddy Salomon - February 7, 2011 Reply

    Hey Kevin,

    You can just call me Eddy. Mr Salomon makes me feel like an old man or uptight. lol
    I didn’t know the AARP knew I existed. lol I would love to see the article where they included us.

    In any event thanks for sharing your experience with me. If it makes you feel better your past experience is one that many would be business owners have also faced before finally hitting a break through. Failure comes with the territory. The only difference between people that finally succeed is that they don’t give up and they learn rom their failures. So don’t be discouraged. Learn from those past experiences and get better.

    I’ve traveled that road many times. Sometimes it’s user error or sometimes it’s poor training. Sometimes it’s a combination of both. Either way be sure to determine what the cause has been with you. Because at the end of the day WA isn’t a cure all. It will provide you the information to succeed but ultimately it still falls on your shoulders to apply it and make it work until you succeed. So keep that in mind.

    I would encourage you to give some of our free recommendations a shot:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations. Most people that take action on them make money relatively quickly. I think this is important for you because you haven’t earned a dime yet online and I know you will with many of these free recommendations. Then it becomes like a snow ball effect that gives you a boost of confidence with other online opportunities. So I say give that a shot first and then work your way up to WA. Because building a successful business can take a very long time even with the best of training and I want you to see some money while you learn. Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks for the well wishes. God & the force are basically the same stuff to me. It’s just different names. lol So thanks!

Eileen Teran - January 21, 2011 Reply

Eddy,

Thank you for taking the time to write this honest review and create the videos, too. I really enjoyed it.

Eileen

Tom Berryman - January 18, 2011 Reply

You need an editor or a refresher course on punctuation; also, read up on the differences in “their” and “there.” Otherwise, this was an enjoyable read…

    Eddy Salomon - January 18, 2011 Reply

    You might be right but it won’t happen. However I appreciate that you’re trying to help and enjoyed the article nonetheless.

    The great thing about being an affiliate/internet marketer is I don’t need to have perfect grammar or spelling. When you do a great job of helping people accomplish their goals (which in this case is avoiding scams or making money), they’re able to look pass such minor mistakes. And I assure you, you’ll find many more of those on my blog. But it hasn’t stopped my earnings. Sure I may lose some professionalism points but I’m not really here trying to portray myself as such.

    At the end of the day as long as you get value from the information and we’re all still making money and avoiding scams then I’ve done my job. I like my imperfections being on display because it shows that you don’t need to be perfect and polished to do pretty well.

    P.S. Excuse the numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes in my comments above. I’m confident there are many. lol

Lyarborough - January 7, 2011 Reply

thanks! you’ve got a natural appeal that makes people want to read & join and still provide balance to the see-saw question of “should i or shouldn’t i join WA?” and in the spirit of balance, i’d like to suggest that you – feel the fear & do it anyway – click the “spell & grammer check” icon! albeit, i don’t think it nets usage or… words that sound the same, but have different spellings & meanings! OR hire me to proof, because i’ll probably join WA because of you & could use the work. lol

    Eddy Salomon - January 7, 2011 Reply

    You’re welcome. As you continue to read my site, you’ll see that spelling and grammar errors are my running joke. lol I purposely leave a lot of the errors I later find to prove a point. You don’t need to be a perfect writer to get your point across and do well in this industry. I’m living proof of this. But I appreciate your concern. Either way I wish you luck if you decide to join WA.

    P.S. I apologize for the numerous spelling and grammar errors you find in my response back to you. lol

Todd - December 31, 2010 Reply

Eddy, thanks for the article. I’ve been considering a WA membership for a while now. I’ve read a number of reviews as well as WA’s affiliate crash course. However, your article sold me on the idea. The earn while you learn aspect of a WA membership was it. That incite is very comforting. I thank you for your time, effort, and honesty you put into this article. Providing the world with an incite into WA wasn’t a must for you…THANKS!

    Eddy Salomon - December 31, 2010 Reply

    You’re welcome Todd.
    I’m honored that my article was the final catalyst to help you take action on this. I wish you tons of success in 2011!

Jennifer - December 12, 2010 Reply

Eddy! do you really take the time to write back to everyone’s comments??? thats pretty amazing..i heard about internet marketing and have been doing research literally all day..i ame across the website for WA and was scared it was a scam but then i found this website..im still a little scared because nowadays everything on the internet is a scam lol but youve made me a little more confident that it is not and i really am interested in trying it!!! im very motivated to get to where you are at..do you have any other advice for someone starting out who’s a little scared to pay 97$ a month to a random website..?

    Eddy Salomon - December 12, 2010 Reply

    Jennifer,
    I try my best. But I don’t get everyone. But I probably answer more than most bloggers in my position do. lol

    In any event, I think you have a healthy fear of the make money world. Let’s face it, it’s filled with scams and nonsense at every turn. That being said don’t let your fear get the best of you. Imagine if everyone decided after 9/11 no one would fly. It’s good to be cautious and safe but not to the point where you’re paralyzed. The good thing about most online scams is that the word spreads pretty fast. This is why I’m always preaching that people do their own research which is easy to do if you follow the steps in my scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    Then you’re less likely to lose money or end up in a bad situation. So that’s my advice to you, do your research and make decisions based on that rather than fear. The fact of the matter is WA isn’t perfect. But none of the home based business opportunities are. What you want to figure out is which company is more likely to help you succeed. Figuring out their legitimacy is the easy part if you’ve done the research. The writing is on the wall when it comes to WA. It’s not a scam. Is everyone that joins going to make money? Probably not. But thats’ the odds for any business you’ll start. Less people will be successful at running a business than at working at job. It’s the reality of the situation. It’s also why you don’t see a lot of people even considering this as an option.

    The real question here is are you willing to take a risk on yourself with this business or any business that you find to be legitimate? Are you willing to deal with the possibility of failure and not seeing money the first couple of months? Once you’ve asked yourself those questions and responded honestly, then it’s really a matter of applying your research and taking a lead of faith. You’re unlikely to get scammed when you do your research. But with that said just keep in mind that even if you’re with a legitimate company it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed success. So as long as you understand that you’re in a good place.

    P.S. You don’t have to go the full $97 per month option with WA. Pick the lower option and you’ll still do just fine.

    Good luck on your venture either way. Just keep in mind what I said about letting fear be an obstacle and doing your research.

Adam - November 10, 2010 Reply

hahahaaa! Know what? I began reading from the comment side and found almost everyone commenting on WA. I found the meaning in your article. Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you very much please for all the guidance you provide for folks. Please I need your help if you cn permit me to send you an email.

Thanks.

    Eddy Salomon - November 10, 2010 Reply

    I wonder why people some people read from the comments then up. Either way, glad you’re reading the article. You’re quite welcome.
    In terms of help, try reading some of articles first since they tend to cover a lot of the help people are looking for. My suggestion is to start with our work at home guide: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide It tends to cover everything one needs to know about working at home. If after reading the material you still have questions, feel free to use the contact me link on the left of the site.

Adam - November 10, 2010 Reply

Hello Eddy
Please can you tell me what is WA? Everybody’s referring to it here.

warm regards

    Eddy Salomon - November 10, 2010 Reply

    Adam,
    Try actually reading the whole article above. That’s what everyone else did to learn what WA is. That pretty much goes for all the articles on this website too.
    This blog is filled with information that can help you make money and avoid scams. But it only helps you if you actually take the time to read it.
    I guarantee if you do you’ll be better off in this industry than if you never did. Good luck.

Michelle - November 7, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Thanks for the quick reply and the great info! Maybe I’ll see you in WA soon…

    Eddy Salomon - November 7, 2010 Reply

    You’re welcome. I spend most of my time here on my own sites. But I do pop up on occasion over at WA. So you’ll definitely be able to find me there. Unlike most people that recommend certain sites or opportunities, I’m actually a member of the places I personally recommend. lol

Michelle - November 7, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I am planning to join WA but wanted to start out at the gold package for now. I am a complete newbie to any of this but an advanced user of researching (degree in psychology!). In your opinion, do you think someone like me could manage? I do plan on upgrading to the platinum down the road.
Thanks!

    Eddy Salomon - November 7, 2010 Reply

    Hi again Michelle,
    Starting with the gold is fine. I doubt you’ll even need to move up to the platinum. There is more than enough information in the lower package to run with. I think the fact you’re already good at researching and reading will probably help you a lot. Most people don’t enjoy reading so they get bored or easily over whelmed with the amount of information thrown at them in WA. I think you or anyone can manage provided you’re focused and want to make this work. The advantage that most people have that actually take the time to read this review, the comments and watching the video listed here is that they go into WA with a more realistic expectation of what to expect. I’ve seen what happens when other people sugar coat the cons that WA has. Then when they get there they just give up because they weren’t coached about some of the pitfalls and how to work through them. So provided you have read this review carefully from top to bottom and you’re ready to work hard until yo do succeed, you’ll do great. I can’t tell you exactly when you’ll see results or how much money you’ll make. But I can tell you from experience that if you follow through with this stuff and apply it consistently you can do well.

    WA isn’t a cure all. They can provide you with the information you need, but ultimately the success will rest on your shoulders like any business you may venture into. Anyone telling you differently is just feeding you lies to get your money. I hope this helps.

Rishi - October 22, 2010 Reply

I had joined WA before. It helped me a lot. Thanks.

Rob - October 18, 2010 Reply

Wealthy Affiliate is a unique Internet marketing university which affords anyone the opportunity to be a success. Also, Wealth Affiliate offers superior tools which are second to none.

Nevil - October 18, 2010 Reply

Is Wealthy Affiliate University still around…they’re so many of them these days that come and go

    Eddy Salomon - October 18, 2010 Reply

    Nevil,
    It’s been around for years and still is around and isn’t going any where any time soon. A lot of the sites that you see that come and go aren’t built on a real business model. They’re just designed to squeeze money out of you and go. WA is an educational resource. As long as people want to learn how to be successful being an internet marketer and they can deliver the information, they’ll be here.

Maria F. - September 28, 2010 Reply

Wow! Such inspiration! Thanks for the boost!! Time to focus…. :)

Maria F. - September 27, 2010 Reply

I do apologize for misspelling your name, Eddy! But I do understand what you have explained. True success comes from within each individual and how we measure it. I can only hope that I can be patient and stick to my guns on achieving financial freedom so that I can be with my loved ones and my two babies. I am a full time union employee that provides health services to the people but am burned out since it is a highly stressful environment and everyday I fantasize on making my exit. Obviously I can’t just up and leave because I have obligations. I came across your blog months ago and always put WA on my to do list but felt uncomfortable that I am letting precious time pass. I would like to give this a shot also because I hate waking up with the feeling that I did not give it my all knowing that I can. I am an Aries, and if you know a bit of astrology, we are great initiators, warriors, loves challenges, but we don’t see things through till the end. We or at least I, can start a project but never finish it. We get bored in the process! (Me).. Anyways, not to ramble but my point is just that.. I want to start this because it can be beneficial for my life and everyone in it and I don’t want to be one of those people that says, “What if”…. Thanks for reading and I applaud your growing success… Maybe I will have the same blessing… Doors are always knocking, but we must open them, step inside and embrace what the future awaits!!!

    Eddy Salomon - September 28, 2010 Reply

    Maria,

    No worries.
    I totally agree with your observations about how success is achieved and what it takes.
    I definitely agree that you should work towards an exit strategy from your current employment. But do what I did for years. I used my employment as motivation and a means to escape. I took whatever I had left over from bills to re-invest in myself via learning or building my business. I did this for years until I was finally able to scape. I find it’s much easier to deal with the day to day bs of work when you know that you’re working towards you exit strategy. Anytime some thing shady or annoying happened, I would laugh to myself. Because I knew that my end wasn’t at this company. I knew like a prisoner in jail I was plotting my escape and would be gone soon enough if I was patient and worked hard. So I encourage you to do the same.

    That being said, you have to be really honest with yourself which you have been. If you know you’re not the type to see things through or get bored easily, you’re going to need to figure out what’s going to motivate you to stay focused. Otherwise you’re wasting your time and money. My motivator before I had my wife and daughter was that I hated the idea that people that I knew weren’t really smarter than me were making more money than me and calling the shots. It also burned me that I would have to work the rest of my life making someone else rich. That just didn’t make any “cents” to me. I coupled that stuff with the daily annoying nonsense I dealt with at work and it was like jet fuel that I would ingest to get me going. You need to figure out what your motivation will be and focus on it. Because during the course of building a business a lot of it is unpaid and waiting to get off the ground. It’s very easy to get discouraged and give up. Some people even end up blaming others for their lack of success. So be mindful of losing focus and motivation. Otherwise you’re doomed to fall into the same path of many of have failed and given up at this.

    I’m not knocking them because as I’ve said, this isn’t for everyone. Sometimes one door closes so another one opens. But I just want to give you some pointers to give you the best chance to succeed at this or any business for that matter. In any event, it sounds like you have the right attitude. Just be sure you have a plan in place to deal with the boredom or lack of focus you might fall into.

    I go through it sometimes as well. I usually walk way from this stuff for a few days or weeks. Then I come back reinvigorated. So that’s how I’ve learned to cope with those dead zones. So if you find you’re in a slump you may want to try that as well. Hope this all helps.

Maria F. - September 27, 2010 Reply

I would like to give WA a shot Eddie. What can I expect when starting out like you? How long did it take you to be succesful when you started being as you pushed yourself? I am one that wants to work smarter, not harder. I saw your blog in WA.

    Eddy Salomon - September 27, 2010 Reply

    Hi Maria,
    I’m not sure how much of the review you actually read above but I’ve pretty much highlighted what you can expect up there, which is a lot of hard work. In terms of how long it took me to be this successful, I don’t know the exact years. Success is also subjective. Some people may have thought I was successful when I was earning a few thousand dollars per month. I felt I reached success when I was able to quit my job and my wife was too. That didn’t happen until the last 2-3 years. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter when I was successful. With all due respect, you’re not me. You might pick this all up faster than me and become as successful as I currently am within a few weeks whereas it took me years. Or like most people it will probably take you a few months maybe even a year or more just to make a few bucks. I nor anyone can predict how well you’ll apply what you learn from WA or any training course. You have to go into this understanding that it is a business. Your results may vary from the next person and that’s fine.

    There is no sense trying to compare yourself to anyone else. I’m also not a big fan of time frames to achieve one’s dreams. Most people have relented to the idea of working the rest of their lives to make someone else rich. But when it comes to achieving their own dreams, they want to put deadlines on it. Personally I think that’s just crazy but to each their own.

    In any event, I admire that you want to work smarter not harder for yourself. That being said, expect to work! Getting a business off the ground is going to require more effort and patience than you’ve ever had to use for a job. Because the fact of the matter is that the hours you initially put in aren’t necessarily going to translate into dollars. Not everyone can deal with that. So you have to be honest with yourself. WA can provide you the material to learn this business. But you’re still going to be expected to put in your part in terms of applying what you learn and making the most out of the resources and people there.

    Not everyone that joins WA gets value out of it or succeeds. Like anything in life you’re taking a risk and you have to be ready for the consequences whatever they may be.
    So keep this all in mind when considering joining WA or any training program or business. It’s a tough road but Lord are the rewards sweet for those of us that aren’t willing to allow failure to be our ultimate reality. Hope this gives you something to think about.

    By the way, my name is spelled Eddy not eddie. ;)

    Thanks for chiming in.

steve - September 26, 2010 Reply

Okay, that is good info. I guess the real problem I have with WA is that most of what I learned from there came from people such as yourself. In other words I had to pay them to find the other programs that I paid in addition to.

It just seems that for two Internet gurus making a lot of money could afford to hire a small staff that would be able to give the personal one on one attention that they promise in their ads. Instead I had to post questions and wait for reply from people who may or may not be further along than me, which I can do for free on the net.

However, we can go around in circles about all of this. At the end of the day, what you said in the last reply is good advise.
Obviously they know what they are doing or they wouldn’t be around.
I can see that you are a sharp guy and you care about your readers so I guess since you learned from there it can’t be so bad…

steve - September 25, 2010 Reply

I hate to be the only one saying negative about Wa. But here’s my experience there.
The owners Kyle and Carson have some articles about Affiliate/Internet marketing that they make you wait 8 weeks to get through cause they are time released.

Meanwhile, while waiting for your next lesson to be released, you browse through all the info there written by other members there that are supposedly trying to help you but they also are hoping to get you to buy their stuff too.

So basically it’s a place where you can learn but have to watch out for the experienced sharks that hang out there trying to take advantage of the newbie.
And as far as one on one help… forget about it. In fact, I don’t even think the owners Kyle and Carson are even on there anymore. I never saw them interacting with anyone after 2008 0r 2009..

    Eddy Salomon - September 25, 2010 Reply

    Steve,
    Don’t worry you’re not the only one that has made a negative comment about WA and you won’t be the last. Obviously I’ve pointed out my fair share of cons in the review above.
    Here’s the thing about the time released articles. It was really designed to address newbies who just rush through the material and don’t follow steps and then later complain they are confused. So that was the reason it was done. Some people need more structure than others. That being said you don’t neccessarily need to follow the 8 week path. As I showed in my walk through video you could just focus on one aspect of the marketing lessons such as SEO or article marketing. I don’t believe those lessons are on that 8 week drip path. At the end of the day some people appreciate linear guidance that is forced and some don’t. It’s a matter of personal perfernce.
    It’s not a ploy to keep you there because you can cancel at any time.

    In terms of the other members selling you their own courses. It’s funny I have had some people email me saying that the other members courses helped make more sense of WA. That being said, I have found the self promotion of the other members in WA annoying as well. So no argument here. But it’s also a factor I addressed in the review above when I stated that people should ignore folk’s signature in the forums (which tend to lead to additional material they want you to buy.) and just go there to ask your questions and that’s it. It’s that noise that I referenced that people should avoid to stay focused. But again there are some people that have found the additional material that other WA members sell very complimentary to their course. At the end of the day it’s not requirement or even necessary to buy these members courses. There is enough provided by WA and the spaces area which are already included. Like I said in the review above, there is a lot of information on WA and folks just need to stay focused on one area like SEO or article marketing. If one ventures into other things then that’s their choice but it’s not a requirement which should be made clear.

    You’re always going to find people that will try to make an extra buck. It’s the American way and you’ll find it in any forum. It’s not unique to WA. I visit forums all the time and I just ignore that stuff and people can too. I go to get the information I need and then I leave. So again this is just a matter of staying focused.

    In terms of Kyle & Carson not being active, I’m not sure what dates you’re looking at. But here’s a screenshot of the most recent posts that Carson has made which were all this month of this year:
    http://screencast.com/t/OTBjODlhMDU

    And here is a screenshot of Kyle’s post:
    http://screencast.com/t/MWU0ZTBkZDc

    So I’m not sure what you’re talking about because they are there helping people that ask for it and are very specific about their questions. They have thousands of users so they may not always be as speedy as we all want. I’ll give you that and have mentioned that as one of my cons above. But that’s also the reason why other members chime in as well. Private messaging with specific clear questions also helps.

    In either case, I appreciate you expressing your feedback. No company is going to have all positive feedbacks. It’s impossible. Every company has cons which is what I have always been up front about in my review and comments here. There will be plenty more negative comments about WA and any company. At the end of the day they are providing a legitimate educational resource that is based on proven methods that many of us successful internet marketers still use including me. How they present the information may not be perfect but if one is focused enough and asks for help, they can do well using what is taught. Big Jeff, Sue, Luke and others are a clear example of this. The reality is not everyone that signs up with WA will get value out of it. It’s really all dependent on the individual and how they apply what’s taught if at all. I’ve had a lot of teachers that weren’t the greatest educators but because I had to pass a given class so I can graduate and make money, I pushed through it because failure wasn’t an option. Sometimes its all about how you view this. Are you going to let some obstacles get in the way of your dreams. Or are you going to find a way to fight through the pain to make it happen. That’s a personal choice we all have to make. Sometimes we just need to re-route to reach our goals. So I definitely encourage you to do that as well. Even if your experience with WA hasn’t been the best, don’t let it stop you from doing what you need to do to succeed. Adjust accordingly the best way you see fit and push forward.

    Thanks again for sharing your honest feedback. It’s definitely appreciated and ties into a lot of the cons I have already described above.

Tai - September 20, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,
Bless you for the response!
I am aware that there is a lot of reading, research and everything else that pertains to starting a business. I am truly mentally, physically and spiritually prepared for all of this as this is something which I know that I can do and eventually be successful with:)
Once I am ready to join up with WA, I will make sure that I use your referral link.
You are a true blessing. God Bless you and your family.

Tai - September 16, 2010 Reply

Excellent write up and review Eddy… I thoroughly enjoyed reading it – in fact, I read every single word of it, which is a first for me as I usually scan articles:)
As I finished reading this review, I looked at the date. Funny enough (or eerily enough! lol), it was written exactly a year ago today. And yes, I have decided to join the WA and become a member, because it makes perfect sense to me. I am looking for a long term solution, not a short term resolution, so it makes sense for me to become a student and really learn the tools of WA.
Thanks again and keep up the good work!
BTW, I have subscribed to your blog (a new thing for me as well), as I find your writing full of common sense!
Peace

    Eddy Salomon - September 19, 2010 Reply

    Tai,

    I really appreciate that you actually took the time to READ the material. I know a lot of people are guilty of scanning. It’s a bad habit we all have and can lead to scams and missing great opportunities in this industry. In any event, I’m happy you saw value in what you read and you weren’t scared away by the hard work ahead of you or some of the cons I’ve pointed out. It shows me you’re up to the task at hand. So I applaud you. It won’t be easy or quick but it’s very rewarding for the right type of people.
    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I appreciate the support!

    Phillybeez - January 18, 2011 Reply

    Looking at the date jan 18th, I just wanted to know your honest opinion or how are things going since you joined on 9/16/10 phillybeez@yahoo.com

Larry Stahl (famousplumber on WA) - August 25, 2010 Reply

Succinct. Terse. To the point.

opposites.

Long-winded. Verbose. Rambling.
You go, Eddy.

Benjamin Offoha - August 11, 2010 Reply

I like how you have honestly explained the affiliate program. Thanks Eddy.

Jeff B. - August 9, 2010 Reply

I had to come back and respond to what Eddy wrote. I am grateful and humbled that he would write that amount about me and my (beginning) success.

The best way I can think to thank Eddy is to tell you that the WA opportunity that you are reading about on this page is a REAL opportunity afforded to you by a REAL guy that REALLY cares about you and opening up your eyes to what is actually going on in the world of work and careers.

This is NO get rich quick scheme. This is learning, working, grinding, bumping your nose, having YOUR own business type of opportunity.

There are no shortcuts and there is more than one way to accomplish your goals. I focused on article marketing because I can write but there are other opportunities for you.

If you are SICK and TIRED of the slick sales pages that promise to make you a multi-millionaire in 4.5 days after just investing $39, then stick with this blog.

Stick with Eddy.

He will NOT steer you wrong but ultimately your results will be on you.

I’m still a work in progress but thanks to Eddy I am actually “in progress”

Thank you Eddy!!!

Jeff B. - August 6, 2010 Reply

I’m a HUGE Robert Kiyosaki fan and if you’re not familiar with him, he is an author and successful businessman that teaches people that they need to INVEST in things that will pay them while they’re sleeping. Trading hours/labor for money is ultimately self-defeating in building wealth. Problem for me is, most of the things Robert suggested were bad for me personally. Start a business (I don’t do well with employees), invest in stocks (I’m no math whiz), buy real estate (no good with fixing toilets).

I figured that while Kiyosaki had great ideas, it wasn’t going to work for me.

Until I met Eddy Salomon.

I had never heard of affiliate marketing to any great degree nor wealthy affiliate but something about the way Eddy communicated got me. Here was a REAL guy with REAL advice.

And lo and behold, affiliate marketing can pay you while you’re sleeping (if you do it right).

I asked Eddy some questions about WA before joining, which he happily and PROMPTLY responded to (as I’ve come to find out, that wasn’t Eddy trying to make a sale. Eddy really cares about you. I have an email folder in my outlook named “Eddy” because of all the emails he’s answered. Yes, Eddy is the REAL DEAL in wanting to help you).

So, I joined WA and you talk about information! It is everything Eddy says it is and more. Dynamic forums. Great articles. Tremendous tools. Lots of learning. A ton of information.

Let me emphasize: YOU CANNOT GO WRONG BY JOINING WA!

I joined back in April and by using the methods I learned, I’ve been able to put myself on a path that I’m making money at. In fact, I made about $300 of sales this month.

If that doesn’t sound exciting to you then let me re-phrase that.

I’ve made about $300 of sales this month without physically being there to make them! They happened while I was working out, sleeping, tipping adult beverages, etc.

And there is no reason they won’t keep happening.

I’ve truly been able to start myself on my path to the “Kiyosaki Way” with NO employees, NO stocks and NO busted toilets.

Is it easy?

NO WAY.

This is A BUSINESS. I’ve invested money, time and a ton of energy.

I get up every morning 2-3 hours before work and “get on my grind” as I like to kid with Eddy. I do article marketing so I write from anywhere from 2-4 articles per day, I continually study people I’ve found on WA (yes, even bought a few programs from people that I would have never have known about without WA but those programs have expanded my knowledge) and I do a ton of keyword research.

I have an excel spreadsheet with over 25 tabs (and growing) of different URL’s and passwords I need to make this happen. I have a word document with all sorts of different templates I use for the various article sites I’m on.

Right now, I have over 100 articles online and they’ve generated over 4,000 views and they’ve gotten about a 4% click rate, which Eddy tells me is great.

I am continually working, reinvesting in my business and learning. I’ve made a ton of mistakes but I’m growing every day.

If you aren’t willing to work, don’t join WA. I went 3 months without seeing one sale and was starting to doubt myself but Eddy would always encourage me and tell me that it would just take time.

He was right.

Do join WA if you are looking for REAL opportunity and you are willing to put in the time, effort and willing to reinvest in your business and treat it as a business.

It’s not easy but when you realize that you are getting revenue that you don’t have to be present for, it is all WORTH IT.

Hope this helps you.

    Eddy Salomon - August 6, 2010 Reply

    Jeff,

    Thanks for coming back and sharing your success story with us. It’s always important for other work at home seekers to hear this type of stuff directly from their counterparts. Because it just illustrates the point that I’m not some myth or any more special than they are. Obviously I’m totally over joyed with your success. I know it’s just the start for you. If you continue to grind as hard as you do you’ll continue to see much more success. The sky is literally the limit with this.

    I do want to point out some things I’ve noticed about students like you that have actually succeeded with WA and affiliate marketing. Here’s what many of you have in common
    which others tend to lack and why they don’t succeed.

    1. You actually stayed focus on one technique. In this case it was article marketing. You took my advice to heart above when I said stay focused and ignore the noise. Too often people are jumping around. They don’t specialize in one technique and wonder why they don’t see success. They are jack of all trades but a master of none.

    2. You selected a niche you actually knew about and liked. A lot of people that join WA end up trying to be a little mini me’s (which I’m flattered about.) or picking niches that they have been told are popular and make money. That is recipe for disaster because most of those people can’t really write from the heart in these niches because they really aren’t experts on it and don’t have the same love. It’s basically like a mechanic writing an article about accounting vs car repairs. The article about car repairs will always be better than accounting because this person really knows about cars because of their profession and passion. So I know a big part of your success was because of this. You actually had a lot of experience with your niche because of your job.

    3. You READ the specific lesson regarding the technique you wanted to learn. Then you came back to me and other members in WA with specific questions about the technique. You never came back to me with generic questions. You even sent me some of your articles to read which allowed me to help you. Because now I could provide you very specific advice on how to improve them so that people would actually take action.

    4. You always took action. Too often people are reading stuff but aren’t acting on it. You also didn’t take half ass action like writing 1-2 articles in a week and waited to see what happened. You set yourself with a schedule and kept churning out articles because you took my advice about marketing just being a numbers game. The more stuff you have out there, the more eyeballs you will reach that will eventually take action on what you recommend (provided you write useful articles that add value). I’m sure people are floored with the number of articles you wrote given your short time with WA. But it’s that type of action that leads to result.

    5. You re-invested in additional training. As I’ve pointed out in my review above WA has some gaps and cons. But the members in there tend to fill them with their own supplement courses that are free or paid. You realized this and took some of these people up on their offers because you knew it would just build on the lesson you learned from WA. A lot of people won’t do this. They won’t even seek out the help of these more experienced members.

    6. You celebrated your little victories. I can remember when you got your first article published how excited you were. Or when you started getting clicks on them, you were so hyped up. That was refreshing to see because even though you hadn’t seen a dime yet. You could see the technique you learned was working. Now it was just a matter of ramping up your efforts to see more results. It’s very much like when I got super excited to make a penny reading email. Because of my mindset I knew it was just a matter of replicating my efforts on a larger level to earn more and we saw where that lead me. I think this type of mindset propelled you to keep pushing forward where others would give up.

    7. You were stubborn like an ass. You like me were convinced that you could make this work no mater what and you were not trying to give up. You knew that it was just a matter of time and that this was a numbers game. The more articles you kept adding, the closer you knew you were to seeing the first dollar even when it didn’t look that way. Sure you needed a little push along the way. But when you did need that push you would email me.

    A lot of the these things are common traits you possess and many of the other people that have joined WA who have succeeded have. I appreciate that you have shared this with us all. Hopefully shedding light on some these traits will cause people to look in the mirror and see what they can do to be more successful if they haven’t already. Because at the end of the day this is a business and has to be treated as such. It’s hard as hell but for people like you that put in work and refuse to call it quits after a month or so, you eventually see the promise land. The fact of the matter is this is just the start for you Jeff! Keep at it and keep inspiring the rest of us!

    Thanks.

Amelia - July 19, 2010 Reply

Hello Eddy and to everyone else thats commented on this page.

I’ve just been on here reading about all the information or the blogs posted by members of the WA program. I have not joined yet, I’m just reading and so far I can say that I do appreciated the fact that Eddy’s availability seems to be consistent with words. Usually in my research of work-at-home anything, most if not everything about the contacts, the site or the information is either not consistent or just an out-and-out lie.

I am a very critical person and I tend to take my time before I get into anything and I’m still taking my time, but so far I have found consisitency with you Eddy. My opinion of what I’ve read from you and your answers to the other members is that if this wasn’t working YOU wouldn’t be here. I realize that putting yourself up to answer the questions about WA is being available for the “coming under fire” position as well as receiving the positive feed back from the public or members of the affliation.

Eddy, I noticed that from reading your replies and other comments, that you seem to care about directing people to the truth in all this and that is the 1st thing that I looked for. I actually listed in my search engine, information on legitimate work at home sites” , and that’s how I came to be here.

I want, like you Eddy and so many others to work from home and be able to maintain a very decent standard of living with out sacrificing being able to actually live and enjoy some things out of life.

Thank you for you hard work and your continued effort to bring the best out of all this to help people like me.

    Eddy Salomon - July 19, 2010 Reply

    Amelia,

    Thanks for the kind words. Obviously you are a person that really gives a lot of thought to what you do and say. So I appreciate your feedback even more. I’m not perfect but I definitely try to keep it real with people and give them options. The fact that I am accessible definitely leaves me open to some of the negativity out there. But it comes with the territory. Fortunately most of the people that visit here tend to be reasonable and open minded. So even when we can’t agree we can disagree respectfully. For the folks that can’t be mature and professional you never see their comments here anyway because I delete them. I’m trying to create a certain environment here for folks so we can grow together. But there are some people that just want to stay negative and not work hard at being successful. But that’s life.

    In any event, it’s always great to interact with like minded people like yourself that are actively building towards their goals. Stay critical especially in this industry since there are so many scams out there. But always take action once you’ve done your due diligence. Because ultimately without action there is no chance of ever achieving your goals. So definitely balance this out as you continue to search for the right options for you.

    Thanks for chiming in.

Michael R. - July 17, 2010 Reply

I’m glad I found your site, Eddy. I’ve been looking around for legit work at home opportunities, and they are tough to find. I appreciate the objectiveness of the article you wrote on weathy affiliate, and I’m thinking of trying them out myself. Regarding some of the people who previously responded about wealthy affiliate: nothing good is going to be a walk in the park. If it was, then everyone would be doing it!!! This nonsense about the program or any other being “too advanced” for you shouldn’t hold you back. Every thing you do in life that has a measure of worth is going to cost you a great deal of effort. I think this is why the scams out there are so prolific; they promise wealth without much hard work. They are so effective in fact that I’ve wondered if it wouldn’t just be easier to make a website promising quick and easy riches by buying my “secret” formula, but my conscience gets in the way of doing such a thing.

    Eddy Salomon - July 19, 2010 Reply

    Michael,

    Thanks for chiming in. I really appreciate the kind words and the realness of your comment. Man I couldn’t have expressed it any better. You really hit it on the head. I totally agree that a lot of the scams are so successful because they promise an easy way out. Certain people lap that up and it’s the reason why con artists target them. That being said there are a lot of hard working people that just fall victim because of other reason. So I don’t want to say all people that have become victims of online scams did so because they were lazy and looking for quick money. Because obviously that’s not the case. But there is definitely an element of the population that this represents.

    In either case, you obviously understand that success requires being uncomfortable and working harder than most people are willing to. As a result. I have no doubt in my mind you will become successful at this and other areas in your life. You already have most of the requirements down which is mindset. In any event, I’m happy you didn’t go the route of scamming people. lol

    Keep at it Mike. You’re bound to succeed.

Ruby - July 16, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
I still don’t know what type of work this is.What is this all about?

Luke - June 30, 2010 Reply

@ Jessica

Hi, I just wanted to let you know you are on the path. Four months ago I began this journey with no money and no knowledge of how to start a at home business. Now I am doing PPC, article marketing and making money at it. I made two cb sales yesterday and I am exited to see what I make today. There is something noble about what Eddie does, almost blows the smoke away from your eyes so you can breath easy. I used all of his recommendation sites to start my carreer and now I am close to breaking the 500 dollar month. Heck I am already having 100 dollar days! But this is something you may not want to hear, its not a walk in the park working full time at home. Theres ups and downs, frustration, getting confused and the list goes on. Patience and persistence is the key, because when everyone else gives up, that’s when you shine!

Good luck and I hope you find whatever you are looking for in the biz!
Luke
P.S. This Hurricane Alex better back up off my kool aid

    Eddy Salomon - July 1, 2010 Reply

    Luke,

    Thanks for chiming in brother. I think it’s inspiring to get words of wisdom from other people who have taken action on my advice rather than hearing it from me all the time. Sometimes it resonates more. So thanks for taking out your busy day as a newly successful affiliate market to give back to people here. Your advice is sound and means a lot. You followed the path I laid out for you and then ran with the ball. You took baby steps via the free recommendations than worked your way up to affiliate marketing and look at you now. Hopefully hearing from you will inspire Jessica and others. Thanks again.

    P.S. Don’t get me started about this oil spill and hurricane. I was venting about it on my facebook fanpage. Lord have mercy.

Jessica Crneckiy - June 30, 2010 Reply

This all sounds so great it is just hard to believe. I have been looking for a way to work at home with no investment. I am in college so i have absolutley no money to invest. This would be an answer to my prayer if it is all true. I am so excited to get started earning money for a change. I have struggled my whole life and am looking forward to being able to paying all my bills on time.

    Eddy Salomon - June 30, 2010 Reply

    Hey Jessica,

    I totally understand your excitement. I’m happy you found this site. The great thing is I’ve provided you with a world of possibilities that don’t involve a dime via my job leads:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs and my personal recommendations: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations So fortunately for you there are other options aside from this business
    that can help you get started without spending a dime. Then once you are making money, you can always consider getting into this business. But for now definitely focus on the options that are right for
    your situation. Being on this site is the right step in that direction.

DragonFlight - June 27, 2010 Reply

Greetings Eddie,
I have been reading, and re-reading, your intro, about WA, Affiliate/Internet Marketing.. one part terrified fear..LOL and 3 parts exicitement! Have also, been viewing your videos. Tried your AMZ suggestion, and, was rather annoyed, that, I made only a few
pennies, and having something, you put effort into being rejected (earning no pennies!) was not easy mind…. until,… I came, across your article about ,celebrating any success, or accomlishment, no matter how small..Yea :-) Go Dragons go! :-) and in my, particular case, that is very important, since, I must manage things on my own, no family left. And it is literally, a matter of sink or swim. Thank you for that, very important reminder, for when things, are at a bit of a difficult patch.

Considering, I have never done anything, remotely close to this before..then, I should be, and, am humbly proud! Particularly after, seeing the, “Hi, would you like to be a slave at home for us?” offers from the Survey, etc. I wanted to understand where you were, trying to help, beings to go, to raise their consciousness, as well as their earning potential… You know, the little voice in the back of your mind.. the one you obviously heard and trusted..LOL.

I want to ask, if being a bit new to computers, is an issue on any level?? Not a technophobe! Haven been teaching myself, from the Dummie Books, and a great family, “Maran Illustrated” they really are a family, by the way! Have stayed up all night , to, many a sunrise, teaching myself! And finally, beginning to be friends, with this creature, the computer and the internet.LOL What I know up to now, but, I wondered, if you have any suggestions, or recommendations, in that area, which, would be more useful for learning about , Affiliate/Internet Marketing?

Going to go, to the WAU site, and peruse it, estimate getting the funds (Save up!or have, some miracle blessing pop through! Because, I am programming, my Subconcious Mind, day and night; to show me the way to do this! Positive Self-Talk) together, and comtemplate, the Dive. LOL But, one major contributing factor is, you, being kind enough, to share your know- how, trials and tribulation, and do the, ” Oh so important, Godly give back thing!” Which is Brillant! And, makes you very cool. Thanks ever so much for that!

You also know, that I have gone to Swagbucks, and Instant Cash Sweepstake, more for fun, and stress relief, than anything else,so, you could get some return . LOL I really liked the bit, you added, about, not having to be a salesbeing, because I should
prefer, to avoid having to do that! But, am looking forward, to the training, you said, they give, about article writing, as that,
holds great interest for me! would really love, to learn how to get the bits and bobs, of how to do that down.

Then (have the mad skills) to be able to work, on the member site, and other areas! I like words and love reading. Loved your osmosis joke, but, truthfully Eddie, I believe, you are (or were) already, very God gifted, with, or without some hu- mans directions. that this was meatn to be your purpose, helping to elevate othes potential! You are Focused. and Driven because, of your tremendous, positive love, for your family, and having their support, makes you a force to be reckoned with! IMHO. Both your Wife, and your Mum, must really be something.

You have probably guessed, from my manner of writing, that, I am a Brit Ex-Pat. LOL Thank you again for taking your time, to brigten the roadway and show us all that bright light of hope… I really need this, as do many. God grant you, and your family, (Which, is really, wicked cool, to hear you speak of them, in such a loving way, and with much pride!) Many blessings, much favor and May the Foce be with you!
Kind regards, and awed respect. DragonFlight

    Eddy Salomon - June 28, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for such kind words DragonFlight.
    You’ve pretty much left me speechless. So I’ll just say thank you again!
    You’ve made the start of my week a very good one.

Andrew - June 24, 2010 Reply

Eddy,

I am a present member of Wealthy Affiliate and you have just assisted me in a decision that I might have regretted later in the future. Sometime I get distracted by the signatures in some of the other members post, but your video has help me so much.. You are actually right. We must remain focus to succeed at WA. It is truly a great resource and I love it.

Andrew

    Eddy Salomon - June 24, 2010 Reply

    Andrew,

    I’m glad that video helped you buddy. It’s nice to see when folks actually read my content thoroughly because when they do it can lead to some great things. I think you’re a great example of that.
    So thanks for chiming in. Just stay focused and avoid the distractions and you’ll eventually succeed. As long as you remember this is a marathon and not a race which requires long term endurance you’ll plow through. Thanks again.

Mike - June 23, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I just stumbled across this site while doing some research on other programs. Actually, my wife is the one doing the research but she’s not in the room so I’ll take the credit. I just want to say thanks for your honesty,help and humor. My wife and I are very new at Affiliate Marketing. So new that we both became overwhelmed and were ready to give up, until we read your blog. Thanks so much for all your information, we both have become inspired once again and are ready to give it our all. You do a wonderful job of expaining Affiliate Marketing in laymens terms.

    Eddy Salomon - June 24, 2010 Reply

    Mike,
    I’m happy you and your wife have discovered my little site and appreciate my corny humor and help. I’m happy that I have been able to inspire you guys to take action. Attaining the ideal work at home situation isn’t easy but oh how rewarding it is when you do. It’s just a matter of fighting the good fight and keep trying until you reach your goals. The road is often bumpy and you may have to take a few detours along the way. But just keep pushing forward and find what’s right for you two. In any event, thanks for chiming in. I’m sure as you continue to read the site you’ll see there are a lot more options out there than you thought.

Renee - June 22, 2010 Reply

I tried out the affiliate thing for the first time in 2007 after I was somewhat scammed by a Data Entry offer. (I luckily only lost about $30 to it.) Like you’ve said in your article on the data entry scam, they described the work as just literally typing words into forms, when in actuality it was recruitment for affiliate marketing. I say I was only “somewhat” scammed because, had it not been me taking a random chance on “data entry”, I don’t think I would have become acquainted with affiliate marketing at all. I was pissed off at having been tricked, but also hopeful and really intrigued by this new discovery!

The more I researched it the fewer doubts I had about its validity as a legitimate and HONEST form of income. To anyone reading this with serious doubts, please believe me when I say you can’t get into trouble doing affiliate work. There’s nothing illegal or ethically dishonest about it (always one of my major concerns). Also, be assured that it has absolutely nothing to do with those laughable and highly illogical “cash string” sites, where they try to convince you that you’re a legit affiliate. (Yeah…an affiliate that sells only the site ITSELF so that more people can lose their precious money to it.)

I work part-time as a sales associate at a popular nation-wide retail store. The customer base is largely made up of women. It’s my job to greet her and make her aware of everything the store has to offer. I try to engage her and get to know her needs. Once I know a little about her I can suggest a particular product that she will find helpful, and try to ultimately sell her on that product before she walks out of the shop. Affiliate marketing is essentially doing the same, only you have already picked a particular item/service to advertise, and thus a built-in audience. You can sell whatever YOU want to sell!

For these last three years I’ve been doing lots of experimenting and reading books on the subject of affiliate marketing. I’m not a big success at it as yet, but I do know it can work because I have made a little money! It’s my sincerest hope that I can someday turn this into a real career.

Eddy, thanks for this page & this entire web site! You give me hope when I’m down about the whole online job possibility. There are so few you can depend on when it comes to this stuff. Thanks again! (P.S. Your daughter is adorable!)

    Eddy Salomon - June 24, 2010 Reply

    Renee,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. It’s always good for my readers to hear from other people. So I appreciate your feedback.
    I’ll let my little princess know you think she’s adorable, she’s a ham for that stuff. lol But thank you. lol

Miriam - June 18, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Hi Eddy,

Yes, I agree that I might feel more confident about joining WA if I ahd a little mastery of even one technique/language/terminology etc before I joined….I am a little afraid of being overwhelmed by all the information. That said, it is the only thing I am worried about….I have learned a lot from this page, and as for your ten points…I can tick nine of them so that can’t be bad! I do believe the new price for WA will be offputting for many people, not just me, though…..its a big commitment for somebody without money to make, especially as it will take some time to make some income (quite rightly – I hate even the sound of “get-rich” schemes). At least NB is a one-off payment, which I can afford right now, and f I can learn that technique effectively then I might even make the WA fee! I am in it for the long haul, its just a quiestion of working out my sequence of actions. Talk soon, Miriam

    Eddy Salomon - June 18, 2010 Reply

    Miriam,

    I totally hear you on all the points you mentioned.
    At this point WA has become too expensive for a lot of my audience even if I think it’s worth every dime. So I think the strategy of starting with NB mastering that, making money and then re-investing that in more learning is sound. The one thing I’ve learned about this career is that you can always learn more even after you’ve mastered something and already making money. It’s why I continue to invest in various affiliate marketing courses even though I’m still a member of WA. At the end of the day I’m about learning the skills that pay the bills. lol

Cory - June 18, 2010 Reply

I got this far(learning about Affiliate Marketing and finding out that you can make money online), I’ve been through bumps in the road before, I can certainly go through it again. I’m a college student and after seeing all these stories about people making money off the internet only feeds my desire to learn more and use AM on the side while I’m in school.

    Eddy Salomon - June 18, 2010 Reply

    Well Cory, Sounds like you have the right attitude to give this or any other online opportunity a go. The fact that you’re ready to deal with the bumps in the road is huge.
    Too often people looking to make money online expect it to be easy and not deal with adversity so they end up giving up or calling everything a scam. But it doesn’t sound like you’ll have this problem. Push forward in whatever you decide to do.

Miriam - June 18, 2010 Reply

Eddy,

Could you say in a few words here what NB is about? You say its a good one for newbies…maybe I will give it a try before trying WA, because that one is difficult to afford right now at the new price But if I already had a handle on at least one marketing technique, then maybe I would feel more confident about shelling out for WA.

Do you think if I followed the technique/s in NB I could make some money? I’m not looking for a fortune straight away….just want to see if it can be done, and to feel confident that I can do it. Thats all.

Hope you had a great time in Aruba, by the way.

    Eddy Salomon - June 18, 2010 Reply

    Hi again Miriam,

    As said to Cory. I think it’s a good program and focuses on one aspect of affiliate marketing. Any technique you can master will make you money with affiliate marketing whether it’s from WA or NB. It’s just a matter of applying what it is learned properly in either case. If you do you’ll eventually make money. The problem is most people just don’t have the patience to wait it out. So just keep this in mind and my top 10 reasons to avoid affiliate marketing I wrote about a while ago:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/top10 because they will apply no matter what training you take.

    I’ll say this sometimes people take other training courses and then when they do end up on WA they do better because they have mastered some basics and can really hit the ground running without being overwhelmed. I hope this helps.

Miriam - June 18, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
No Eddy, you’re superhuman!!!! And thanks for the info about NB.

Cory - June 17, 2010 Reply

I tend to see WA compared to a program called Niche Blitzkrieg a lot. If you know about NB, what are your views on it compared to WA?

    Eddy Salomon - June 17, 2010 Reply

    Cory NB is a great program and why I have it recommended in my recommended section on the left of this page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/nicheblitz I still have to do a formal review. But I’ve purchased their product
    and it’s good. NB stays very focused on one technique which may be ideal for newbies. I also like the fact that its accompanied
    by videos so in addition to reading the tutorials you see how it’s played out in real life and that’s always important. So I think it’s step
    by step simplicity and the videos make it very different than WA. Sometimes people don’t need all the bells and whistles that WA have. Hope this helps.

Miriam - June 17, 2010 Reply

@thesue:
Hi, I found your point inspirational. I am already a diehard fan of Eddies, but it is good to have the input of somebody else who is achieving success (slowly, but surely). You sound like a normal person just like the rest of us, with the same doubts and worries, and I like the fact that you paint a realistic picture, rather than saying you are rich etc. This makes it seem more attainable to me, ie if you can do it, so can I! I was planning to join up llast week before the price went up, but unfortunately Paypal messed up my payment (don’t even ask…somebody should do something about those people) and it didn’t go through on time….so now I can’t afford to join for the moment. But I will, as soon as I get the money together, and in the meantime I will keep reading this blog. There is also another good WA person who has blogs and videos online, called Cian McCarthy. There is actually a lot of help out there! Well done to you, and continued success.

David Grainger - June 17, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy, this is a very warm and informative article – thank you!
I have already done an IM course here in Cork, Southern Ireland. I am interested in WAU.
If there are 3 types of marketers online, Guru, Follower & Reporter then as I have developed my own products ( guru) will the course with WA suit my learning needs?
Looking forward to your advice.
Best wishes,
David

    Eddy Salomon - June 17, 2010 Reply

    Sue,

    Thanks for coming back and reporting on your amazing success with affiliate marketing and how WAU played a part in that. I’ve come to realize there are a lot more folks like you out there that I have referred. But because they are so busy doing their own thing they forget to come back and share their success with others. I know I’m guilty of it. So I’m happy you found me at WA and we got a chance to chat about what you’ve been up to. It’s always great to hear from a newbie who made it as it will inspire others. I think you gave a real sense of what it takes to make it. Obviously not everyone has had your success but it goes to show that it can happen and even if it may be a certain percentage of people that succeed, the question that one should ask themselves is why can’t I be in that percentage that does?

    I’m not even mad at ya about getting rid of the smaller opportunities. LOL Now that you’re making some decent money with affiliate marketing, it only make sense to expand that effort since it gives you more your energy. But it’s good that you still have a few of the smaller things in the mix like the surveys. I earn 5 figures per month and I still make time for things like swagbucks etc. But like you I can’t lie and say I have consistently stuck with the smaller opts. In any event, thanks for sharing. Hopefully more of the successful folks like you will chime in as well. But if they’re anything like us, they’re probably to busy with their new career to remember to chime in. lol

    David,

    You’re quite welcome.
    Here’s what I can tell you about WAU and just internet marketing courses in general. I’m probably know as an expert because of my level of knowledge in this industry. But I’ve been a member for over 3 years and will continue to be for many years to come. Furthermore every year I spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on new courses. Why? Because I’m always learning something new to apply to my business from these courses. None of them are perfect. They all have flaws. So where one is weak, another may be strong and vice versa. So when I combine them all together it’s like having the complete package. So if I’m still learning new things from WAU, I know you will. They have a bit of something from everyone. But like I said in my review above the vast amount of information presented there is WAU’s pros and cons. Provided you take that into consideration and apply the tips I’ve listed above, you’ll get a lot of value from WAU as Sue obviously have. Some people won’t and that’s just a reality. I hope this makes sense. Good luck.

thesue - June 16, 2010 Reply

One year ago this very day, June 16 20210, I was one of the people who stumbled upon Eddy and this site and was in the process of devouring every word, every article, every idea. At this point, I has been here for about three weeks, and I was still pretty overwhelmed by it all, but if I recall I was at this point starting to absorb it all. Two weeks later, my head was ready, things made sense, and I joined Wealthy Affiliate. I would never have joined, without first having built up that trust thing Eddy likes to talk about!
I cannot begin to tell you the difference this training has made in my life. I will NOT tell you I am rich, and NOT tell you I am making the stream of income I would like, but I HAVE made money, made back my investment and enough for next year, with some left over. I have taken ACTION and put together a four or five campaigns, one of which has been surprisingly profitable. I am now at that turning point, I KNOW I have all the information I need, and WA has all the tools I need to put them into action, and I can totally see the next six months producing those multiple streams of income Eddy likes to tell us about.
At WA I found several buddies who have given me hours of their time answering my questions, I have more training videos and pdf files than I could ask for on any topic. This lets me come BACK, and after I tried something and look at it again. These folks are the real deal.
For the person who truly wants to become successful in Internet Marketing and is willing to put the time in to learn what they offer, you will get everything you need to go out and start your own online business. There are so many ways to use what you learn, it amazes me.
So that was the long way of saying, Yes this is legit, no scams, and a salute to Eddy here for what he does for people.
PS Sorry to say, I think I will be getting rid of some those click on ad things I started out with! They were perfect to begin with, but now, they take up too much time– I need to write articles and manage my online stuff. I still am doing about five survey sites, I keep those building until November and then can cash in, like with Outpost, and get Amazon credit! Yeah, Holiday spending money!!

Cory - June 16, 2010 Reply

Thanks. I’ll try that. I’ve heard a lot of good things about their action plan.

Cory - June 16, 2010 Reply

That was an excellent review. I’m looking into getting into Internet Marketing to help put a few extra dollars in pocket while in college. I just recently heard about WA, but out of curiosity, what was your first month like for WA?

    Eddy Salomon - June 16, 2010 Reply

    Glad you like it. Honestly I don’t remember my first month since it was years ago. The one thing I do remember was being a bit overwhelmed which is why I didn’t do anything right away. I had to let it all hit me first. Then I just narrowed down the areas I wanted to focus on. But it’s gotten a bit better with their action plan. But follow the advice and video I provided above about focus to help avoid the initial overwhelming feeling I did. At the end of the day, let’s make believe I made a zillion dollars my first month. It wouldn’t matter to you. Because results will vary from person to person. Some people are quick studies and others are slow as a snail. Remember this is a long term business. Don’t go into it with an employee mentality because it’s going to set you up for failure. Hope this helps.

Miriam - June 4, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Hi Eddy,

Thanks for that. Enjoy your time in Aruba…..well deserved. Am joining up under you in the next day or so, will let you know. Thanks again for all the great info and advice!

    Eddy Salomon - June 4, 2010 Reply

    No problem Miriam. I appreciate that you felt that I did a good enough job that you plan to join.
    In any event, I’m definitely having a nice time here in Aruba. I wish I had a few more days here. =(

Luke - June 2, 2010 Reply

@Miriam:
Hi Miriam,
I actualy used there tactics and came up with some of my own along the way. I also took the article marketing accredation course that is provided in WA. I am glad you are taking the step of a life time, I am sure you will find succes if you try hard. It is no cake walk, but I am sure you already know that.

Luke
P.S. Have fun in Aruba Eddo!

    Eddy Salomon - June 2, 2010 Reply

    Great advice Luke!

    I often just take things I learn and add my own flavor. That’s the great thing about this business. You’re not limited.
    By the way, I’m having a great time at Aruba. My iPad has been a life saver. Lol

kimberly - June 1, 2010 Reply

Eddy, just spend the last hour reading through these comments. I have looked at WA affilliate before but not bought. I have since bought into some other work at home opportunities including some which were affilliate marketing and how to get more traffic…blah, blah. Anyway, the biggest problem I have encountered is getting overwhelmed being a newbie and then I bolt. LOL! I am sure this is common but I get so lost when they tell you its soo easy. I am older and want to work at home after getting laid off a year ago and need to get out of the industry I was in… don’t let your mind run away with that. I worked in a bar… one of the top restaraunts. I am looking to change my life…who isn’t so I think I will give WA a try and not let fear derail me. After reading this I know its legit. Soo thanks and hope to see you on the other side…I am sure you will be getting some questions from me. thanks

    Eddy Salomon - June 2, 2010 Reply

    Hi Kim,

    First let me applaud you for actually reading through all these comments. There are over 200 of them. lol That shows me that you’ll actually put in the time to read the information that WA will present you when you join. I hate when people say this stuff is easy. Because the fact of the matter is, that its’ not easy. That’s why I purposely try to scare the bejesus out of people that are considering this business. I know the work it involves and the bumpy road you’ll face. So I prefer to set the bar high so you know what you’re getting into. That being said with patience, and persistent it does become easier. I can do this stuff in my sleep now. But that’s like any job. I’m sure when you first worked at the bar, you weren’t a naturally. You learned to be better at your job. This stuff is no different. If you’re motivated enough you can learn anything.

    But people put up these walls to stop themselves. Part of that is also society’s fault because you’ve been told from day 1 you can’t be the boss. Obviously it’s bull. If you learned how to be a great employee, you can learn how to be a better boss of yourself. So that’s my take on that. Is it going to be easy? Nope but neither is putting up with the crap we all do as employees but we all do it just fine. So I’m glad you’ve decided to check your fear and give this a shot. You deserve it.
    I’ll be here when you have questions and so will the rest of the WA community. Just keep in mind the advice I wrote above about getting the most out of WA.

    I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

Miriam - June 1, 2010 Reply

@Luke:
Hi Luke,

Congratulations, you must be so happy. I’m sure you have worked hard and deserve your success. Would you mind if I asked you which approach you took to the work? Did you follow the 8-week plan, did you stick to one thing at a time, or what? I am about to join and am very nervous. It would be nice to hear your opinion. I wouldn’t be joining except for Eddy’s blog…but it would be nice to hear from another newbie!

Miriam - June 1, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:

Hi Eddy!

I hope you are going well…I have made the decision to join (finally) and am just waiting for money to transfer to my Paypal account so I can pay …..before the price goes up lol! Thank you again for all the advice, I will try my best to follow it. Like the other lady above, I would like your guide and I think it will help me. My email is mshenry@eircom.net – thank you and kind regards, Miriam

    Eddy Salomon - June 2, 2010 Reply

    Hi Miriam,

    I am. I’m currently in Aruba. See how rewarding this can be if you’re willing to work hard. lol
    In any event, congrats on making a decision. I’m happy the information you’ve read here has helped you move forward. Obviously you’re ready for the challenge. So I applaud you!

    Just email when you do join and I’ll let you know how to get my little guide. I might be a bit delayed with my response because I’m on vacation. But either way when I do get on, I’ll send it to you. So be patient.

    In any event, congrats again.

Miriam - June 1, 2010 Reply

@rufinus:
Hi Rufus, only saw your post now….yes, I also plan to join – this week, as the price is going up and I really couldn’t afford the higher one. Thanks to Eddy’s blog I feel a bit more confident…..he doesn’t promise the sun moon and stars, but he does say that with hard work and not too high expectations we should be abe to succeed. I hope so anyway…and good luck to you Rufus

Mary - May 27, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,
I just signed up earlier this evening with WA using this website. Thank you so much for all the info because that is what made me decide to join. Would please send me that guide that you mentioned to send if we go through you? I do want to thank you again for all the hard work you do on all of your sites. I am planning to join some more that you have in recommendations but my first priority is WA! God Bless and I just love Joel Osteen too and have all his books.
Thanks Eddy
Mary

    Eddy Salomon - May 28, 2010 Reply

    Hi Mary,

    You’re welcome! Congrats on making the decision to join. I already got your other email regarding the guide and will get back to you today. I’m glad to hear you’ll give the other recommendations a shot. Trust me it will help you to be pulling in some money with these other opportunities as you learn this new business.

    I agree with you regarding Joel. He definitely helped change my life.

    Take care and I’ll get back to you shortly.

Luke - May 27, 2010 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Thanks Eddy, I am glad to be a part of something bigger them myself. But it all really comes down to how I started out, which that is all because of you. If haven’t looked at your site, I would still be a lost sheep trying to eek out a meager existence in a tough market. I will make it now, its all a matter of time before I take this bull by the horns and sling it to the ground. Three months ago I didn’t know my left from my right when it came to affiliate marketing. Now I am a making sales regularly and focusing on investing in something that will make me better as a person and a better marketer.

I will say it once, I will say It again
LISTEN TO THIS MAN, HE WILL SHOOT YOU STRAIGHT EVERY TIME!

Thanks Ed
Luke

Luke - May 27, 2010 Reply

Its official, my WA account has paid for itself and then some. I will never leave these guys,not even if they tried to run me off! I have to say the road is bumpy, but every day it just seems to get better. Thank you Wealthy Affiliate for the opportunity that has been given. Not only that, people here have guided me when I have made stupid mistakes. I would have been a hard headed fool not to pay attention to the ones who have came before me ( Jay, Joan, Eddy and any one who has helped me). This sale is for you guys, and I will see you in Vegas!

Thanks

Luke

    Eddy Salomon - May 27, 2010 Reply

    Luke,

    No thank you for actually making use of all the resources at WA and working through any cons or distractions that would make others give up. You came in very focused and I know you’ll continue to rise to the top. Hopefully you serve as an example to those who are reading this.

    Thanks again.

    Eddy

Christy - May 26, 2010 Reply

Hey Eddy. I can\’t believe I ran across you and all this info. I am so very exhausted from looking for legitimate help in learning how to generate real income from home on the internet. I am the wife of an active duty military member and the mother and homeschooler of three children. Times are tight and we have had to pull our kids out of many of their beloved activities because we don\’t have the money. I have absolutely no experience and very little computer skills but I am determined to make a way for my family to live more comfortably. Thank you so much for your discernment oni Wealthy Affiliate. I was cautiously skeptical but now feel much more confident in joining.

    Eddy Salomon - May 26, 2010 Reply

    Hi Christy,

    Well I’m happy you found us. I know the information is overwhelming but it will ultimately help you if you take the time to go through it. I purposely give you a lot of options to work with. With that said, please understand that an affiliate marketing business takes a long time and hard work to build. So I wouldn’t join WA if you’re looking for relatively quick results to help your family’s situation. If you’re looking to do this for a long term solution then it makes sense.

    In the mean time to get some immediate money coming in, I would encourage you to visit my recommendations page where I’ve listed a few great opportunities that can get you some money relatively quickly: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations Folks seem to be doing very well with Amazon and Swagbucks. So definitely explore that page.

    As always we also list traditional work at home jobs here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs so you have a lot of options at your disposal.

    Good luck.

iva brknjac - May 25, 2010 Reply

thanks a million Eddy… wil keep in touch

iva brknjac - May 21, 2010 Reply

dear eddy i am a young woman from croatia.. and reading a lot about everything in the affiliate bussiness.. still its only early days and i cant really visialize all of it.. my interests are cooking and love mma.. am pretty updated on those subjects.. so will be the best way to start now make two or websites about those subjects and find out wich products related to them are available on for excample those 3 sites (clickbank ..etc)?.. or is it better to look for something big or new to happen.. open a blog .. or squido lens and then link them with products, to make same small money and get a bit handier in the whole operation.. have full intention to go on and put lots of work in it and hopefully in some stage it will pay some off.. regards Iva

Aaron - May 21, 2010 Reply

Yeah definitely know some things are not/won’t work, but you never know until you try right? Try and learn, try and learn. I know I can succeed because I’m hard headed and once I get focused on something I don’t give up…it’s just not in me to (sometimes my wife hates that lol). I’m currently a middle school teacher, but have always been looking for a way to make some extra money so my wife can stay home with my lil 11 month old girl. I’ve just been looking for guidance, I guess you could say, in the past year on the affiliate marketing about where to begin without getting too frustrated. And I’m hoping Wealthy can offer some of that and some nice people to talk to to learn off one another or maybe to even work with. So that’s my main question I guess Eddy. Is this your most preferred program you have found to help you along the way and get the info you need for a good fair start? If you know of anywhere else that is better I’d be glad to sign up under you there also.

    Eddy Salomon - May 23, 2010 Reply

    Hi Aaron,

    I agree you never unless you try. Being hard headed or “determined” as I like to tell my wife is a gift and curse. It was great in terms of this business but not so good when getting into arguments with the wife. lol

    In any event, in regards to your question WA definitely has a great community of people willing to share information with you. Reading the forums and pm’ing some of the members that appeal to you is a great way to learn because it’s like buddying up. Some of these members have their own sub products but most of them just give away a lot of great information. So I definitely think you’ll find value in the community if that’s what you’re looking for. Just keep in mind some of the advice I gave in the article above about getting the most out of other members in terms of how you ask questions. In terms of if I think WA is my preferred program, I think that abundantly clear that I do.
    That being said it may not be for all people. Folks that have read the details above tend to know if WA is for them or not because I’m very upfront about the cons. So if there is something that you may have read in the article or comments above that rattles you, just go with your gut. I find this works best. As I’ve said many times above, you know yourself better than I do. I hope this helps.

    Iva,
    First and foremost before you can even think about creating a site you should actually know how to get traffic to it. I see this mistake too often. Folks create a site with little content of value and slap some affiliate links on it. That won’t make you a successful affiliate or website owner. You need to learn how to get traffic and then keep people on that site when they get there. Otherwise you won’t make any money whether big or small. So make sure you get that training before you jump into this. Otherwise you’re just going to have a site no one ever knows about. I’ve been there and done it like that, it’s not fun. Other than that its good to build a site about a passion or love you have. So you’re right about that part of the business.

    Hope this helps.

Vinay Kumar Pathak - May 21, 2010 Reply

hi i like it