It is 2016 and this is the year I going to reach and even crush my goals, how? With Wealthy Affiliate. This is the Wealthy Affiliate review of my experience after 9 months as a member. I will explain here why this is my absolute #1 recommendation (and a must try) for anyone who want to start making money online.
The Wealthy Affiliate Review 2016
I have been a member for almost a year now. First I just want to say that before I found this place I had almost started to ask myself the question: are all work home jobs scams? Well, most are, but I have also learned some that are not, I learned it from WA. This review is gonna be about my experience from this huge university of making money online. It will also give you the technical info on exactly what you will get as a member. Ok, here we go!
Product: Wealthy Affiliate
Owner: Kyle and Carson
Price: $0 a month for the FREE membership! Premium membership is $47 a month
Who is it for: Anyone who wants to make money online
What is The Wealthy Affiliate?
First let´s get one thing clear, what it is NOT.
WA is NOT some MLM or pyramid scheme, so if that is what you are looking for this is not for you.
It is also NOT a get rich quick scheme. If that is what you looking for, then keep looking (for the rest of your life) those things don´t exist and if you think that then you will experience many scams ahead the road in your search.
Ok, now we got that out of the way…
This is what Wealthy Affiliate is:
So, what is The Wealthy Affiliate you might wonder? It is a platform for beginners (and experts) to start a business online with Internet Marketing. It is like an “Online University” with students from all over the world. It has been online since 2005 and just like a school, it got classes and tasks to do, to learn things. It also has tutorials, live chat, easy step-by-step videos on exactly how to create your online business.
Most importantly, it got all the support and tools that you need.
You will find everything that includes Internet Marketing inside the community:
- Email marketing
- Content Marketing
- Video marketing
- Affiliate marketing
- PPC campaigns
- SEO ranking
- Keyword research
How The Wealthy Affiliate Works?
This is a real legit business online. All the knowledge and techniques being told are real and is the exact same way that people are making money online.
Forget about get rich quick schemes and to get rich overnight, those things don´t exist. Only learning and practice will lead to that. You got to put in some time and effort before it can happen.
It works exactly like this: If you follow all the steps and do all the tasks given to you then it is impossible to not succeed.
The faster you go through with the lessons the faster you will make money.
This is definitely the best place to start building your online success.
Can Anyone Do This?
Short answer: YES! As long as you can read and watch the training you can build a business online. If you just follow the step-by-step training you will make money, no doubt about that.
All you need is access to the internet and you can get started, there is nothing you will ever need to download.
Wealthy Affiliate Training
There is so much training on ALL the ways to make money online that if you don´t know where to start you will get lost. That is why there is made very clear from the start where to go to learn the basics.
Start with the Online Certification Course
There are 5 levels of courses. Every level has 10 (step-by-step) lessons inside. The lessons consist of videos, tasks, and priceless training that will show you exactly how you can start making money in whatever niche you want!
Yes, you can build your income around ANYTHING you want. Makes the whole process very fun actually.
It is impossible to not understand the training, it don´t get easier to understand!
You also got classrooms, There are 13 classrooms inside Wealthy Affiliate. Each classroom is packed with over 10,000 tutorials, videos, courses, etc. I KNOW you will find (and learn) exactly what you need.
Every Friday there is a live webinar with an expert member (Jay). He learns techniques that nobody is telling you. Famous Internet gurus don´t share their secrets to people, at least not for free, what Jay is sharing with you is for free. If you watch live you will also be able to ask your questions directly to Jay.
If you miss the webinars you can always see the replay of the video whenever you want over and over again. The info given here is pure GOLD.
The info given here, is pure GOLD.
Wealthy Affiliate Support
The support is simply AWESOME! Whatever question you ask will get an answer in max 5 minutes but in general much faster.
You can ask whatever question you might have at any time (day or night) WA got members (over 400,000) all over the world and they WILL help you! This has also got to be, one of the few places where you can actually contact the owners and they respond back to you! This is priceless benefits.
Just like with the Q&A there is a 24/7 live chat, just jump in to ask your questions, or to discuss something.
Personal 1-1 Coaching
Even if you got all the training and support that you need, you will also get a personal coach. That is me 🙂 I will contact you inside the members area once you have joined and point you in the right direction and answer ANY question you might have. Every time you need me I will be there.
Wealthy Affiliate Tools
You will get ALL the tools you will ever need to make money online, nothing is left to wish for here. NOTHING. Here are some of the things you get:
- Website $ Hosting
- Keyword Tool
- Keyword List
- Link Tracking
- Rapid Writer
This is some of the tools, as you go forward in the lessons there will be more tools to discover and you will get everything explained. There is no tool that exists that is not inside of WA so don´t worry about that.
The Wealthy Affiliate Community
This is actually what surprised me the most with WA, people inside the community are so friendly and helpful I just couldn´t believe my eyes first.
I doubt you have ever experienced such a friendly place online before. If you have please tell me where?
Anyway, there is no spamming (not allowed) and also, there is not allowed to promote anything at all inside the community. It is easy to get caught up in the “social life” here and that is not a bad thing maybe, to get new friends and contacts… But your main focus should be on the training because that is what will lead to you making money.
But make sure to enjoy the community once in a while, meet new people, ask questions and have fun there!
Who Are The Owners?
The owners are awesome guys too, they are actually just 2 normal down to earth guys, who had a brilliant idea to create all this and they made it happen. They also got other successful business projects, but let´s focus on WA.
They truly care about (and help) their members! Anytime that you need help (in anything) they will give it to you. You can send them private messages whenever you want and they will answer you. I am almost sure to 100% they are the main reason for WA being such a great place and separates from the other programs online.
Maybe you have tried other programs? You have probably noticed that the owners never contact you or help you. Maybe you get a welcome mail at best, or they only contact you as soon as you stop paying. But other than that they will just ignore you, right?
Kyle and Carson are NOT like that! AT ALL!
They want you to succeed, guess that is how you stay in a business for the long run (WA has been online since 2005).
There are 2 types of memberships:
- Free Membership $0 (as long as you want)
- Premium Membership $47/Month (as long as you want), (NO upsells or any of that crap)
I suggest you start with the free membership to try things out first, that is exactly what I did. Then if you decide to get more serious about things you can upgrade exactly whenever you want, but you don´t need to upgrade to be able to make money so if you want you can stay as a free member for the rest of your life.
Below you can see the difference between the 2 memberships:
You won´t find any program online that offers you that much for $0 FREE. Many paid ones don´t even offer those things that you will get for $0 from WA.
Actually, the only thing that is better than the free membership of WA is the Premium membership of WA 🙂
The free starter membership is perfect for starting up your business and you can also make money from the free starter membership, but the more you start to grow and improve the more you are gonna want to upgrade to the Premium one. It is of course up to you.
Click here for your $0 FREE membership and get started right away!
Important to mention here is that pretty much all countries in the world are able to sign up as a free member but there is a few that don´t have that option. This is (according to the owners) because there is a lot of spam (or fraud) from these countries. However people from these countries CAN join WA if they are really serious about learning from WA but they have to join as premium members directly. Those countries are:
If you are from any of the countries above you will not be able to join the free membership option, but if you are serious about this you can join the premium membership, click free membership option, but if you are serious about this you can join the premium membership, click you can join the premium membership, click here to go to the sign-up page.
Also important to mention: You can at any time cancel your membership of course.
How Much Money Can You Make With Wealthy Affiliate?
How much money you can make? There is no limit on how much you can make, it is all up to you. It depends on your effort, what you give is what you get. Wealthy Affiliate will provide you with all the knowledge, step-by-step guide and tools. But the effort and time are up to you to put into the mix.
That is what will determinate your success at least how fast you will reach it.
Because the truth is that when your business is setup and done, you are not going to need to work much at all, because you have literally created a money making “machine” that pretty much works on auto-pilot!
There are members who work every day, others work a few days a week and some are only work one day a week. Everyone have different goals, of course, maybe you just want to make some extra cash on the side? Maybe you want to be able to make a full-time income from this? Maybe you want to make a lot or even get rich from this?
It depends on you. Some members are making $100+ a month, some $1000+ a month and others $10,000+ a month and some are making even MORE!
Why You Should / Should Not Join Wealthy Affiliate
I don´t see any reason why you should not join WA (if you want to make money online of course). You will get everything you need and learn how to build your online business that will lead to financial freedom if you just follow the steps. There is no program out there that can even compare to what WA offers (at least not what I know about), if you know of a better option please tell me in the comment section, I would love to hear that 🙂
Final Words and Verdict
Overall rating: 10/10
This is an amazing program and legit to a hundred percent. There is no more honest, truly helpful and trustworthy place out there. You will understand that yourself very fast inside the program.
You won´t find anything fake about the place, no fancy cars, no mansions, false promises of overnight success, click one button and become a millionaire, etc… None of this bullshit. You know what I mean.
The possibilities are endless, with WA sky is the limit and you are the one who decide what level of success you will achieve.
The fact that it is so easy to get started even a kid could do it, only makes it even more awesome!
Are you still reading this review?? Haven´t you signed up for your free membership yet??
WA is the reason I make money online and they are also the reason why I will never get scammed again, I promise that you not ever get scammed again to if you become a member, because you will see how a real and legit program works and then everything will start to fall in place about the online world.
I will never cancel my membership, I am in this for as long as I live and I am so happy that I found this place. I am so grateful to the owners and also the members of WA, without their help I would still dream about knowing how to make money online really works.
Oh, one more thing before I finish rambling 🙂 I got a surprise for you if you sign up for a free membership! A BONUS that you will like a lot 😉 Curious on what it is?
Click here for your $0 FREE membership and see for yourself!
I hope this review of the Wealthy Affiliate has helped you to understand what it is and what it is all about. The year is 2016, where will you be in 2017 financially? Stop waste time start today! You can actually make your own future if you want! I know where I will be 🙂
Thank you for reading!
Please leave your comment or any questions below!
Founder of: Start Make Stop Waste
Thanks for the review John! I will try. Let’s see how it goes for me.
Greetings from Colombia.
Thank you for reading Moises! You will do just fine I am sure, I think you will LOVE the fact that you can actually pick anything that you are interested in and create a business from that and earn a full-time income. See you inside the members area! /John
John, I have my own web designer and domain hosting etc. Do I have to use yours to be in the program?
Absolutely not, that is up to you, you can host up to 25 websites for free inside it though 😉
Thank you very much for your review. I so grateful because you just save my life.
Lol! I know what you mean, makes me very glad to hear that 🙂
Thank you for your comment!
yash boss says
John is there any same type of site where I can earn without getting premium account as this website doesn’t allows my country members as free members so please suggest me on. I’m residential of india
Well, there is no other site that can even compare, to be honest. You can always join as a premium of course, you are only restricted to the free membership. If you can afford it, go for it!
If you cannot afford it you can check out the link below of a site that allows you to join for free and make money from doing simple tasks.. It won´t make you any big money but it might be enough to pay for your monthly membership at WA.
Hope that helps
Hi John, I am also a resident of INDIA and can’t afford the premium membership of WA right now. Can you please suggest me another site which offers free membership even if it is paying less than WA. On your suggestion i have joined Clixsence, but it is a PTC website and pays very low and i can’t get a premium membership on WA using this. Can you suggest me any other website (Not PTC, please) ?
Hi Ashish, You should be able to find value here: https://startmakestopwaste.com/free-high-value-stuff
Hope that helps
Hi John! Great Article! Hope it really works, I have been scam sooo many times by the guys you write here hahaha two questions, WA includes Autoresponder and a tool to create Squeeze pages in the free account? Or that tool doesn’t use anymore? Thank you!
Thank you Alfredo! I promise you that you will never be scammed again when you start to get familiar with WA. The things you ask about, autoresponder and squeeze pages are not included in the FREE membership, however those things is not where you want to start with as a beginner, you are better of (in everything) starting with the foundation. Those things comes later in your journey, if you want to, they are absolutely not needed to make money online.
Hope that helps!
I just watched Day 1 episode and came here. Thanks for telling the truth. Okay i have a further question. I need to make around $250 in 45 days or so. I need this Money to buy something. Can you please tell me how can i do that? I have some experience online. I got around $10 from GPTs lol somewhat $7-8 from YouTube. Sold my clash of clans game account online for $20.
Thank you man!
Maybe this helps: http://startmakestopwaste.com/make-extra-money-easy-things-you-can-do-for-extra
Veanna & Dennis says
Hi John, Veanna & Dennis here from WA. Love your website, very engaging, very conversational and friendly. Have a great day.
Spartan Tanvir says
I am from Bangladesh.
So I have no opportunity to get free membership.But I can’t understand why a very little country is restricted from WA list ? Also in 1st Place !!
I don´t think it is the 1st place, there is no 1st and last place on that list.. The reason why those countries are restricted is because there is a lot of fraud and/or spam from those particular countries apparently..
However, you can join WA as a premium member, if it is nothing for you then you can (of course) cancel your membership at any time.
Karen Rose Jatico says
I have signed up with WA using your referral link. But unfortunately, my Country is restricted. 🙁
I’m just a newbie and I can’t purchase the Premium Membership yet… Any recommendations aside from WA?
First of all, thank you for your comment!
Yes there are a few countries restricted from the free membership (as mentioned above)
This is a great alternative to WA: https://startmakestopwaste.com/what-is-partner-with-anthony-insider-information-benefit
Hope that helps?
Zaryab Khan says
Hey John Thanks for Wonderful Review! I am from Pakistan and want to join as premium member WA BUT there is no payment option for pakistan in checkout ! Please Check it and help me out
There should not be a problem, just go to the website and choose the premium option. If it is still not working contact me here again and I will talk to the owners.
Les Haycock says
Hi John, was looking at passive incomes on YouTube when I found your site. Having been made redundant WA seems just what I’m looking for. Thank you. The only problem is my wife and I are going to live in Thailand in a few months time. Will this be a problem or will it be just a case of having an internet connection as Thailand is not on the list. I want to make a start with the free option for a while. Then maybe have the premium later. Thanks again John.
Hi Les! Nope, no problem at all, as long as you got an internet connection you will be fine, I actually thinking of going there myself and work from there 😉
Happy you found this and thanks again for your comment!
Mark taylor says
Great article! I’m from India and interested to join WA..I’m 20 years old..Am i too young for this job?And will i be able to make 100$ per month?
Thanks in advance!
You are absolutely NOT to young! Man I wish I started when I was 20! Lol! Yes you will be able to make $100 per month if you follow the step-by-step training and the tasks given. As long as you stay consistent and work on your business every day you will absolutely get there, later on, I have a feeling you might want to change that goal to $100 per week or per day… Or even per hour 😉
Sky is the limit man, remember that you got the biggest market in the world online.
/Thanks for your comment and go get it!
Fabrizio Eleonori says
Can you possibly give me an idea of how much and in what time an absolute beginner could reasonably earn as a free member?
Thank you for your attention,
That is impossible to say, it depends on a lot of factors. The best way to make money fast is to stay consistent and work as much as you can each day. For me it took about 4 months before I made any money at all (with around 2 hours per day)… To give an example.
babony bishop says
Kindly inbox WA website .
Adeel Zafar says
i want to that how i can earn enough money in a month that i can subscribe the $47 to accounts subscription.
if i did not able to pay $47 at the end of month and i am am not able to earn enough money to pay $47 then what i will do???
Hi there, you do not need to pay any Money at all if you don´t want to. There is a free starter account that you can have for as long as you want.
How the payments are given in wealthy affiliate…because normally affiliate programs requires PayPal..due to limitation in india there is a problem in creating PayPal account..So what are the other payment modes in wealthy affiliate..
Hi there, any credit card, visa, master card etc works as well.
Since am new to affiliate marketing…i do no how payments will reach to customers…Is there any direct deposit to local bank in wealthy affiliate or any other mode…why because after taking training under wealthy affiliate..suppose if i don’t have the payment receive mode then would be a problem..
not really sure I understand your question Rajashekar?
You don´t have to worry about how payments will reach your customers as they are the ones who are paying if they buy something??
If you mean how different merchants are gonna pay you there are a lot of different ways… and a lot of different merchants, whatever you want to sell got a lot of different ones no matter if it is computer parts, gum boats, books or whatever it is.
Hope that helps
Rayone Gautam says
Hi John, can you tell me how much can I earn if I work an hour a day in free membership account.
That depends on a lot of variables and is impossible to say. It ain’t a “get rich quick thing”. Those things doesn’t even work. If they do it is only short term.
Go ahead and try it and work at it and learn as much as you can. As long as you stay consistent and keep making progress each day you will be fine.
Hope that helps
Hi. Thanks for the review. I’m from the Caribbean. I think I’ll try it.
You will LOVE it 🙂
/Thank you for your comment!
Hello John, I’m from Nigeria and Nigerians are not allowed to receive payment via Paypal. So then, how can someone in my location get paid. Or is there any other payment methods available?
Thanks in advance!
Yes there are other payment options also
Hello John. Your article is very informative. Thank you for sharing. If I decide to join, whether free or premium, will I need to produce bank info in order to get paid?
Hi Kim, no you don´t need to give bank info in order to get paid. You can get paid to places like paypal for example or also by checks that you can cash out yourself.
Hope that helps
So now in march 2017, If i join, do you recon i can start making money instantly? Maybe you have a friend who recently started and told you how long time and how much work it took for them to start making money? What types of work is there? What is the best type of work?
Thanks alot for your time to answer these questions, greatly appreciated!
Who told you that you would start to be making instantly?? Are you experienced in the subject from Before? If not it will (most likely) take 2-4 months Before you will make any Money at all. Personally it took me 4 months Before I made any money at all, however at month 7 I made my first $2,000+ month… So if you ain´t got the patience and determination this will probably not work out for you.
First of all I recommend that you start as a free member and test the program out, it COSTs $0 and you will get A LOT of questions answered doing so.
Hope that helps 🙂
It appears that WA shows you how to create a website and get your site noticed . But it will cost $50 a month as the free membership wont give you much info . You only make lots of money if you have a good product to sell (which somebody else has probably already thought of .
Correct me if I am wrong John
Hi Nigel, ok you asked me to correct you if you was wrong so I will 🙂
The free membership at WA offers alot of info, even more than some paid programs offer, however if you want to get serious into it it is of course adviced to get started as a premium member, the price is not $50 it is a little cheaper, and there is also a way to get it even cheaper than that.
About that you only make a lot of Money if you got a Product to sell is absolutely WRONG.
You see, first of all you DO NOT even need a Product to start earning online, the first things WA teach you is how to get your own website created and put online, then how to drive people (traffic) to it.
Once you got those two things there are so many ways to benefit from it, sure you could of course use it to sell your own Product but you can for example promote ANY Product you want that you DO NOT even own yourself (affiliate marketing) or you could advertise on your site and make money that way instead, you can create a membership site and earn Money that way, make an e-mail list, etc, etc
There are so many ways and in the end you can walk into ANY niche and be successful as long as you are prepared to put in the consistent work and commitment it takes of course.
Hope that helps 🙂
Hi John, please give me any of your social accounts link if possible (it would be easier for me to follow you on Facebook)
You can add StartMakeStopWaste on Facebook
You can add StartMakeStopWaste on Facebook
I’m from one of the listed countries above. Pls reconfirm that as a premium member I can sign up and get going.
…And that this is still working in 2017.
Yes, you absolutely can 🙂
Go for it!
/See you inside the members area 😉
Does the program also help you with building facebook fan pages and driving traffic from facebook as well?
Yes it involves everything that has to do with internet marketing. However, if that (building fanpages and grow them) is the only thing you are after I suggest you take a look at this instead: https://startmakestopwaste.com/what-is-vyco-a-scam-like-most-stuff-or-a-tool-for-you
Hi John. I was going to join 4percent before I read this, so thank you!
Can you tell me if I can run WA from my iPhone or iPad as I don’t have a laptop at the moment?
Yes you can ?
So i would love to make an account but any email i use it says that i already have an account and then i go to forgot password and it says we cant find the credentials for this email address so any tips on what to do
It might be the case that you signed up with a different email? If the problem still continues come back here and I will do my best to check out what the problem is
I am pleased with your review & tried to give a start. But failed to sign-up with the below error message.
“Oops, we found that you already have an account at Wealthy Affiliate. Please login with that account to access Wealthy Affiliate!”
Following the above message, I tried to login with my email address, but once again I got the below error message.
“We were unable to find a user account with the credentials provided.”
Pls help if you can or give me your suggestion.
This is probably due to that you have registred before, maybe you used a different e-mail?
If you still can´t figure it out please come back here and tell me and I will see what I can do
It is now working & able to sign-up.
Thanks for all your great content and this review about WA. I’m really thinking in joining this program, as I want to change my life and lifestyle and sell online products on my own terms. I just Liked your Page in FB Start Make Stop Waste. I like the heading as it really nails it if you really want to earn money online by doing what is nessesary on a consistent basis. Thank you.
I want to go for the premium but I am not able to do. I am from India. Initially, I signed up for a free account by I was not able to open, so I want to go for the premium but now I am not able to upgrade. every time I try to upgrade it give an error that I already signed up. kindly resolve it. my email id- firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Cracknell says
This sounds great but, I am 70 years old and need to supplement my pensions. Am I too old? Hope not.
it mentions websites, Do I have to pay for hosting. Do I have to pay for an auto-responder for this to work.
Also you talk about helping others out who have problems with the WA system. Are you now part of the WA organisation other than just a user member ??
You are NOT too old, and no you do not need to pay for an autoresponder, it is not necessary to make money… Am only a simple member (but a happy one), nothing more than that… It is absolutely free for you to get started… If you later upgrade your membership is up to you… Just make sure to follow each and every step from start to finnish and you will be fine… Join through any of the links in this review and you will get me as your personal coach also, and I will help you as much as possible.
Hope that helps?
Larry Strickland says
I NEED TO SUSPEND MY MONTHLY $49.00 BILLING. i AM NOT USING IT AT THE PRESENT TIME DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES. i WILL REINSTATE WHEN i COMPLETE MY MEDICAL TREATMENTS 4 TO 6 MONTHS!
Hi there, you can pause your membership anytime you want inside the member’s area on your profile with the click of a button,
hope that helps!
Can I learn how to do affiliate marketing at AS on Pinterest & on instagrM? Do I also need a website to do Afiliate marketing of those two sites please? Thanks so much!!
Yes you will learn those things, and also (I would recommend it) how to build your own website (super easy)