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Is the Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is the #1 online affiliate marketing training program out there. The program delivers proven results on helping people generate income in the online space. Now the more time you spend into contributing to any business, the more positive results you will see. So how does Wealthy Affiliate become categorized as a scam?

There are so many platforms out there that claim to produce money-making results, but at the end of it all, it’s just a big old scam. Not only have you wasted your time but also your money. SAD 🙁

In this post, I will be going over some insight as to why Wealthy Affiliate is the best online marketing training out there.

Learn the platform

If you take the time to learn the platform and go through the training, your success rate will be much higher. Most of the time, people that are getting into blogging have the misconception of money streaming to their bank accounts.

In the real world, you can’t get thousands of dollars for anything. The reason being is that it takes time for your website to become well established within the search engines. Besides, Google primarily allows sites to be displayed that are rich in content, and that is user-friendly.

So for many, because there isn’t money being produced right away, then there goes the rumors of Wealthy Affiliate being a scam.

What do you get for free?

If it’s free its for me! Right? Yea I guess to a certain extent. Wealthy Affiliate offers a lifetime membership, which includes 20 Lessons, 10 focused on building a website around your niche that inspires you and the other 10 on their boot camp course.

You also receive two free websites you can use to get started. The best part is there is no hosting or domain payment required or even credit card for that matter.

The platform also offers a 7-day trial that gives you full access to the programs, 24/7 community support, so you can ask all the questions that you desire.

If you aren’t satisfied with what the platform has to offer, don’t sign up. Here is a chart of what you get with the free trial vs. paid membership. CHECK OUT THE TRIAL CHART

This is not just an affiliate marketing platform

So what I mean is this website is not predominantly focused on affiliate marketing. I am a professional Career Focused Writer and Web Builder, and I use this platform for my business.

Example because I am a Web Designer I need access to many websites so I can practice different coding languages on. Not only that but if a client asks me to implement something to their sites I use my other sites almost like a ginny pig. In addition, I create different designs to inspire my clients the importance of creating a name for yourself in the online space.

DID YOU KNOW?  That by 2020 there will be over 50 billion connectible devices out there?

I can monitor my website’s performance

The platform offers 50 sites within the paid version, which allows me to build my portfolio. Now here is where it becomes interesting, the website shows you ways on how to improve your site speed and monitor your site’s performance.

Without proper site analysis, how would you know if your website is successful in the online space?

As demonstrated below, Wealthy Affiliate has several menus to improve your website’s health and performance. Now the cool thing about these analytics is that you know exactly what you need to focus on for your website to receive better rankings.

More ways on how to test the speed of your website,

picutre of a sites metrics

Learning algorithms

If you aren’t familiar with this by now, let me educate you, part of your site’s ranking is optimization. How so? With keywords and site engagement. So keywords allow your website to become highlighted to people that are searching a particular subject.

To properly apply rich keywords, you have to understand what is being searched more frequently on the internet. Not only that, but you should know how many people you are competing with for that particular word.

Wealthy Affiliate also offers a free platform called Jaaxy to help you with your keyword optimization. I wrote an in-depth post on what is keywords using Jaaxy here, so check it out.

Website engagement is important

Yes, this is so true! Website engagement and comments are exceptionally crucial in creating web content. Google and people want to see that you are fully committed to your website and that you are up to date with the trends.

If you have a website that doesn’t get any comments than how do you know if your post is being read? Google likes to promote sites that serve a purpose in the online space. If you barely engage on your website or don’t post as frequent than chances are no one is going to visit you.

Its all about consistency that will help you reach your goals. If you aren’t consistent or don’t find the time from your busy schedule, then this probably isn’t for you.

The Wealthy Affiliate community loves you

Ok maybe love is a strong word, but we do help each other out as a team. You can request the community to help you evaluate your websites cosmetic look. You can also invite people to engage in your website, so you all share each others content.

The beauty of it all is that you find people with different passions and that share different ways of generating money. I once stumbled upon someone requesting for site comments, and it was all about food. God knows I love to eat 🙂 in any event, the blogger was very passionate about healthy eating.

The blogger talked about the air fryer and its benefits, I always wanted to get one of those. So I decided to purchase it through their site helping them earn commissions and me receiving an air fryer that I was going to buy anyway. Again you’d be surprised by what people blog about.

Online Tutorials

Well, this is probably the second most favorite thing that Wealthy Affiliate offers is the opportunity for people within the community to post online tutorials. This helps you learn different ways of extending your reach in the online space as well as promoting their content with YOUR AFFILIATE LINK!

Isn’t that amazing? At times when I need to post, I go ahead and share a video within my social channels and if people love it, they click on the video for more information and boom, I received a referral.

What Wealthy Affiliate does for my business

As stated previously, I am a professional Career Focused Writer and Web Builder. I utilize this platform to write about various topics to promote my business. This is how I get found by my clients, In addition, I create websites to inspire people on extending their reach in the online space.

Here are some of my projects, which has helped me build my portfolio all under this platform.


Also if you want to learn more about me and what I do connect with me on Linkedin.


If you are considering purchasing a website builder, then check this out. The average website with hosting can cost you between $5 to hundreds of dollars a month.

Pricing is based on different factors such as the type of hosting, company you are purchasing it from and the kind of builder you want to use.

Wealthy Affiliate offers the first month at $19 then every month after that at $49 a month. But I wouldn’t purchase it that way. If you are looking to commit to the platform then I would take advantage of the yearly subscription of $349. This saves you hundreds of dollars.

Last thoughts

So is the Wealthy Affiliate a scam? I am going to confidently answer no to that question. So let’s go over some important factors of creating a name for yourself in the online space. The key is to be consistent and be positive.

Make sure you post frequently, and you engage with your audience.

This will allow for a better relationship in trust and longtime fans. If you have any other platforms or know of any that makes you money then share with us we would love to hear from you.


10 thoughts on “Is the Wealthy Affiliate a scam?”

  1. Hi Viviana

    Great article. It really is difficult to weed through all the affiliate marketing programs online and not lose a substantial amount of money in the process, but I love the fact that I can try Wealthy Affiliate risk free. That’s a bonus right of the top. I appreciate that you were upfront with how money isn’t made right away, work is needed to be done before revenue is earned. I like the fact that I can monitor my website from within the platform. Are the training tutorials available to all members of the community at anytime? If so this is also a bonus for continuous learning. I’m curious as to whether monthly fees ever raised? As it stands now the fees seem pretty reasonable for all the training and support that is available in building an online business.

    This is definitely a program I’m going to look into some more.

    Thanks for the very informative information within your article.

    1. Hi, Tracy thank you so much for your feedback. Wealthy Affiliate does offer a 7-day trial where you have access to all the tutorials along with 24/7 support from the community. After the trial end day then you have a lifetime membership to some other cool perks like the two free websites. I love that they teach you the right concepts in the right ways. I have researched many affiliate programs and I find this one is the most beneficial in my opinion. Please come and visit again 🙂

  2. Wow, this is such a great review. You obviously know your stuff! It sounds like Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing platform to learn from. I would much prefer to do training, and learn how to work from home myself. You have included so many things that Wealthy Affiliate offers. I didn’t realise it offered so much! They’re great tips you mentioned too, be consistent and engage with your audience – that sums it up nicely. Thanks for sharing so much valuable information for such a positive and educational platform.

    1. Hi, Kat thank you for your feedback. As Tracy said it’s difficult to weed through all the affiliate programs but this by far offers the most value for your buck. Thanks for sharing come again ok 🙂

  3. Hi Munoz, great review. It is difficult to find the right affiliate program and I believe WA is awesome. How does it help those who are just starting out? Does it walk you every step of the way?

    I’m still learning the ins and outs of affiliate programs. Your review helped me a lot and I thank you 🙂
    Donna Rayne

    1. Yes, Donna Wealthy Affiliate provides a step by step learning platform to help you with your website. In addition to that, you receive some content help in addition to the hundreds of tutorials that are in here.

  4. Great article! This looks like a fantastic platform, especially for beginners, to learn affiliate marketing while building their business. It’s refreshing to see a program that actually demonstrates true value before you start paying for it. so many others just want to make their money and leave you out in the cold. Also, the great community that you’ll be a part of is something you just don’t see in other platforms.

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