This post was created to start a real discussion about this topic, as for me as a member myself have hard to come up with any Wealthy Affiliate Complaints. However, I do have a few I would like to address in this post.
I have now been a member for 5 years straight myself, I have never paused my account and I have to say I am glad I invested in a yearly commitment, and yearly membership of WA lol! That day back then, when I was stuck in a 9-5 and was facing my life’s biggest heartbreak, the loss of my father.
For being a business that has been running since 2009 WA is very unique. It is very impressive to have so few complaints as Wealthy Affiliate actually has received, or not received in this time period of 10 years. Their complaints could probably be counted on, if not on 1, then absolutely max 2 hands since their first got online back in 2009.
That is pretty freaky, right?
But hey, nothing is perfect, and that goes for Wealthy Affiliate as well, so in this personal opinion article, I will do my best to give you the 2 biggest cons that Wealthy Affiliate has, in my humble opinion.
I would love for you (with experience) jumping in the discussion (in the comment section below this post) and tell your view of things and/or also giving tips and advice that can help others. Also, any questions I would be more than happy to answer as well there.
Why Wealthy Affiliate is a “Scam” (My first complaint)
Ok, so the biggest “complaint” I have on WA (also probably the reason why some call it (WA) a “scam” online) is that their members are a lot of “beginners, who are in a rush… to make money online, right?
That makes most of them kind of look at what the most successful ones already doing and then make their websites look the same…
That is also why there was a small “reputation” that all WA members are throwing shit and thrash talk ALL and every courses and product that are not WA,
and while I know there is such a small “group” who does, it is (by far) not what the majority of them do, and more importantly not something that is taught in some WA training.
That is like calling a whole country for cat haters if you saw 10 cat haters hanging out in front of you while visiting that country.
That would be insane and not logical at all.
So when people talk like Wealthy Affiliate is a scam because of that I really feel sorry for the people doing it… Because that probably means they are judging like that in life in general,
and not only when it comes to good or bad online education…
My second biggest WA Complaint
Also, it is annoying that so many inside the WA community beginners, (or those who haven´t stayed consistent with the training inside), seem to think that WA is the ONLY legit platform out there… lol!
It might be, and absolutely can be the only platform you need and use, to run a full-income business online, and I would actually go as far as saying that it SHOULD be the only platform you use as you start out,
until you start to make money, and then, when you start to make money you can explore the “next step” and invest in your business to make it grow, like an autoresponder for example.
But I completely understand why as most have only been burned and burned again by online scams. and then, when they find WA they understand (pretty fast) that it is a legit platform with real education and real step-by-step instructions to start your online entrepreneur career and expand your own small online empire into a bigger one.
That is probably why most of WA members kind of tend to think that ALL products on Clickbank, JvZoo, WarriorForum, etc are scams when the reality is that you yourself, can actually create a product and launch it on any of those platforms, and get affiliates to help you sell it.
I mean, it is up to you or not if you make a “scam” product, right? Also, it is hard to call something a scam when you are entitled to full money back guarantee, like all of those platforms have.
*Personally, I would recommend first of all JvZoo as there are some gold there to be found that is not available on the other 2.
So thinking everything on there is a scam is only playing yourself, there are great products and courses being released on all of those platforms, and they are also great for you as an affiliate to be part of.
However, I understand why so many WA beginners are “afraid” of them, and they might as well better be, at least for the first year in business as the discovery of the MANY courses and products on Jvzoo, Clickbank, Warrior Plus, etc, would probably only be confusing, or more correct, be overwhelming for a beginner.
It would probably distract too much, make you “jump into” a bit too many courses than you can handle at the same time, and so on.
Better focusing on the basics, Building Websites in minutes, Different ways to monetize, driving traffic, understand how keywords work, SEO, etc…
All of the basics and all that you will get perfectly by following the WA course.
Ok, I think those 2 complaints are on point, what do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comment section. I really think it is hard to find complaints on the Wealthy Affiliate University, I mean cmon it is so much value and the price is well under what it is worth, and they could easily charge more for their premium membership.
Honestly, it is such a broad range of education in the whole internet marketing niche, and not only “affiliate marketing” as some might think. It has great education on Youtube marketing, for example, PPC marketing, E-mail marketing, not to mention the top class (and always updated) SEO and Understanding Keyword research…
There is much more, the list goes on and the list GROWS as training and content are being added to WA daily.
My favorite part of WA
My personal favorite thing with WA right now (and for the last 3 years) is the weekly webinars with a super knowledgable man named Jay who teaches gold to you every Friday,
and don´t worry, if you miss it you can replay it as many times as you want only by searching for it in the “video webinar library” where you can educate yourself on pretty much ANY topic related to internet marketing…
and as mentioned, Jay is super smart and have great skills and knowledge that he shares…
Only those webinars could easily be charged hundreds if not thousands of dollars per month for people to see, and they are as there are many courses out there that charge that kind of numbers, but on WA, the weekly webinars are completely included in your membership that is only $29-$49 per month depending if you pay monthly or yearly.
If you have never made any money online before (My best advice)
- stick to (focus on) ONLY 1 thing at the time,
- have a plan,
- have a daily “to-do” list written every day, write one before you go to sleep for one day in advance.
- Have a “refuse to give up mindset” and stay CONSISTENT
If you got the above you are fine, you will succeed, it is a natural law of nature as if you stay consistent and doing a thing over and over every day there is only one outcome… You WILL get better and better on doing it.
That is always the first thing you need to make it online, no matter what “opportunity” or niche, because it is going to have to be a learning process, and also in the same time “actionable” process as you have to use what you learn and do it yourself for your own business.
Once you are prepared for that, and maybe stop wasting your time on Candycrush, Clash of Clans, Fort Nite or the next (neverending story) episode of Game of Thrones… Or some other HBO (psychologically made so you get “stuck”and lose hour you could have used to build a business online, and a better future for yourself.
Pick your Niche before you start ANY business (advice)
It can even be a fun thing really, as you can start your online business around absolutely any interest you can think of, and also make a full-time living.
However, I would absolutely say that some niches are more profitable, however, if you have a strong passion for something “odd” like I don´t know, “beaver stamp collecting” or something like that
Am still absolutely sure that you can make it, even if it might take a lot more time to get there than if you, for example, went into a “faster to profit” niche, like for example “limited edition sneakers” or “health supplement for men over 40” and so on.
Sure, the competition might be higher, but so is the market, the market in the Health niche is HUGE, so is the market in the Dating, MMO (make money online), and Fitness niche.
Try focusing on 1 niche at a time when you start out, at least until you have started to make money with your one niche, then you might consider starting another one. Also, do NOT start a niche around only “fitness” for example, it is too broad to start out with, instead you narrow it down and find some “problem” a smaller portion of the “fitness” niche needs help with, like for example “losing weight for men over 40”
Then you start building your business
After you have picked your niche you can start, building, and if you are really interested in your niche, it will be fun to do it. Now is time to make a plan for yourself and how you want to build your business, how you can get there, break it down and make like a map for yourself that you follow each and every day until you reach your 1 month goals, your 3 month goal, your 6 month goal and so on.
We often tend to overestimate what we can do in one day but underestimate wath we can do in 1 year… and a year goes fast…
- Some wise a## m##f##er
In the end, it comes down to knowledge,
first, you learn, and then you remove the l…
Please join the discussion below!
Ok, so now I have been telling you about my 2 biggest concerns about WA and also what I like most with the platform personally, and some of my best advice to you who still haven´t started to make money yet, or maybe have given up in the past,
I hope some of the tips are helpful?
Anyway, please share your own experience in the comment section below and tell us your biggest complaints, and why not also what you like most with WA as it can help others.
Also, of course, I would more than like to answer any questions about this you might have,
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