Wealthy Affiliate Review




Name:  Wealthy Affiliate
Website:  www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Price: $0 Starter Membership
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Overall Rank: 9.9 out of 10
Who’s It For: Beginner to Expert


I am excited that you have come here to find out more about Wealthy Affiliate.  Whether they are on the up and up, if they are worth your time or all just simply BS.  The reason I am excited about it is that I can give you the truth you are looking for.  I’ll give you the bad along with the good, (although there is nothing truly bad) and you will at least have the facts so you can make your own decision.  After reading a Wealthy Affiliate review from any site, even if not here, you should have a decision made.

First, see what others have to say!

Membership Level: Premium
Member Since: Apr 19, 2010
phaeton rated this course 10/10
I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since April 19,2010. I have found that Wealthy Affiliate is the most comprehensive and informative Internet Marketing School on the Internet. There have been amazing additions to this site since I first became a member. The most amazing being a 100% FREE I. M. course available to all comers for as long as they wish to remain. Their is also the opportunity to upgrade to our premium courses at any time. Also there are two free Web Pages included with the 100% FREE I. M. course. I totally recommend this course to all of my friends as well as to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Internet Marketing. So you have the fantastic opportunity of earning money while you are learning
Membership Level: Free
Member Since: Jan 27, 2013
Julzwriter rated this course 10/10
As a beginner and someone who thought they “knew” Internet marketing, this course has been so valuable to me. I have learned what I really should have been doing all along. I do thank you for your hard work and investment into this training Kyle, it exceeds anything I have ever seen!
Membership Level: Premium
Member Since: Jun 19, 2013
rconnor1967 rated this course 10/10
We love the helpful tools here!
Empire Jones
Membership Level: Premium
Member Since: Jul 07, 2013
Empire Jones rated this course 10/10

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in July of 2013 and I have been loving every minute of it !

Service: The fact that it’s founders reply to your messages and continually encourage you along the way means a lot.

Community: Seeing those who started when you did progress through the lessons with you lets you know we are all in this together. Longtime members reach out and give you helpful advice as well. One of the best things I noticed is the positive attitude that is generated throughout the site. Plus a benefit of being a premium member is you can live chat and get answers within moments.

Training: Now we get to the good stuff, there is more training here than I would ever have all the time to go through. Being a beginner the information is delivered in a step by step approach. They do not fill there tutorials with fluff and flaunt money in your face. That way you can focus on what you are here to do…..LEARN !
They never overwhelm you with too many task crammed into one lesson. I love how they put the user experience above all else.

The Payoff: Each level of that you complete leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment. At WA they make sure you master each topic. I was able to complete my first site within a week of joining and it is indexed with Google, Yahoo and Bing. I have tried a few other sites that have flashy videos and act as if they have some big secret but never tell it. What they do is draw you in but once you get there it is all smoke and mirrors; no real product or service, just a bunch of hype videos with maybe 10% useful content.

Thanks so much to the creators of WA.  You guys really understood what the market needed and delivered in a very big way.

Okay.  Let’s dig into what these folks are talking about and see what we find.


bag-gold-24483946First of all, they have appropriately named their website or community, if you will.  It is truly a “wealth” of education if you are looking to go into the internet world to make some money.  They have a “wealth” of experts in the thousands that can help you along the way in your journey to success.  They have a “wealth” of support to help you with technical issues on your websites or wordpress or whatever area you need help with.  And they are rated one of the top in support.  And they definitely have a “wealth” of folks that actually care about your success because they are all doing the same thing!

Pros and Cons

If you are here that means you’re looking for one thing.  Why or why you should not  join Wealthy Affiliate.  Well, here’s a list of Why’s for you;        th-3

  •  If your’e in a hurry to get rolling, they have a fantastic Quick Start course that just takes you to the water and throws you in. (But, they’re all there beside you with lifesavers).  This way you have no waiting time while you try to sort through all the lessons available.
  • And speaking of lessons, they have 13 classrooms to learn any aspect of internet work you want to learn and you can interact with members and experts in all of them.
  • Along with classroom training, they have courses, tutorials and training videos you have access to 24/7.
  • You get two professionally designed websites.
  • Spam protection with your websites.
  • Safe and secure Hosting.
  • You have access to internet experts including the founders of Wealthy Affiliate.
  • Access to 100,000’s of community members that help each other along the way.
  • All this help is available 24/7.
  • And everything is at no cost to you to get started.  Free.

These are the only Why You Should Nots I could find

  • The site can be overwhelming because of all the classrooms, tutorials and lessons th-4there are to study.  (The fix for this is simply hit the “Get Started” button or “Affiliate Bootcamp” button and it is laid out for you, step by step)
  • “If it’s free, there must be a catch”.  (Um, no.  No catch.  But there is a Premium level you can upgrade to if you are set on paying, but not mandatory)

Who Will Benefit Here?

Wealthy Affiliate is for everyone.  If it’s your first attempt at exploring your options on the internet and you can barely turn your computer on, this is for you.  If you are a weathered old soul full of internet experience and think you know all there is to know, this is for you.  There is something to learn for all levels at this website so everyone can benefit!

How Fast Can You Expect Results?

Everyone is different.  Everyone has a different schedule, a different amount of time they can commit each day, a different learning curve, etc.  There is no way anyone can tell you that you will make your first dollar at such and such time.  If they do, then turn and run, because they are not on the up and up.  But if you stick to the training, work hard follow through with everything you’re told to do, then I can tell you that you WILL have success.  Last I heard, and I haven’t heard any different, is that everyone that has completed all the courses at Wealthy Affiliate have a successful online business.  To read more about the question of how fast you can make money online click here.

Wealthy Affiliate Training

You have tons of training within Wealthy Affiliate.  It is all organized and kept current so you’re always on top of what is happening in the industry.

  • They have weekly live video classes
  • 13 classrooms organized under certain topics
  • Tutorials
  • Interactive discussions
  • Training videos


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You also have various tools supplied for you.

  • WordPress Express
  • Keyword and Competition Tools
  • Low Competition Keyword Lists
  • Unlimited Cloud Hosting (Premium Members)
  • Access to over 3,500 website templates and themes
  • Link Tracking

Website Hosting

As mentioned before, you get two websites for free along with free hosting. (50 websites with premium membership)  If you already have a website hosted somewhere else you can move it to WA.  (If you’ve already built traffic and well established they don’t recommend it.)  You don’t have to worry about pop-up ads on your website or having to allow any type of advertising except for your own.  It’s also equipped with free spam protection already installed in your website.


The support at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none.  Where before, you were Googling what you wanted to know, now you can go to live chat, and instantly get an answer or just type in a question and instantly hundreds of answers pop up.  And if by chance the answer isn’t there, type in the question and you’ll receive quick feedback.  (If I went to bed without an answer, which was rare, there was always an answer waiting for me the next morning).

The technical support for your website is available 24/7.  You have managed WordPress hosting and access to 24/7 support.  You can build a website within any niche in 30 seconds.


Wealthy Affiliate has two price levels to choose from.

Starter Membership   FREE (click here)                                                                           Premium Membership   $49 per month, $359 per year (click here)

Wealthy Affiliate’s free membership has more to offer than most other paid memberships that I could find.  And if you find you are serious about an internet business, the premium membership goes over the top for you.  It takes all the hassles of the other things you generally have to worry about, hosting fees, keyword tool fees, website builder fees, searching for training on the internet, searching for answers on the internet….. all of these are worked into one low single price.  There is no reason to EVER look for another training book, site, or guru again!  It’s all here under one roof along with expert 1-on-1 help 24/7.  It will be the end of you ever getting scammed again.

Here are your choices of membership and what you get with each one.

My Personal Suggestion

Knowing human nature and the way I was, I would suggest “kicking the tires”.  Do the Starter Membership first.  It is FREE.  Set up your account.  WA will walk you through the steps.  You can try it for as long as you want.  I’m sure once you see what is available to you, you’ll want to upgrade to Premium Membership.  But, that is ALL up to you and at your own pace!  And you never have to upgrade if you don’t want.  I promise you, this is going to be amazing to you.  Especially, interacting with the founders of the website and their years of experience!


If you go ahead and set up your account, including your picture, I’ll send you a BONUS offer.  Setting up your account, like I said, is free so there’s no risk of any kind!  Plus, it makes you immediately available to the community to help and answer any questions you may have as you explore the site and see what all there is to offer!

Your success is fashioned by the people you associate with the most.  Come hang with these folks and you can’t go wrong!

If you have any questions, Please leave them below.  Or if you have any comments or views,  I’d love to hear from you!  Or you can always catch me on my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate!


44 Replies to “Wealthy Affiliate Review”

  1. Great review here! I will certainly be thinking about all of the benefits Wealthy Affiliate has to offer me. I can definitely see the advantages here and it seems like its a no-brainer to give this a try in something I have always been interested in!

      1. Personally, anything Grant Sudduth, having the integrity that Grant has is of great interest to me. Knowing and working with him back in the early 80’s, I have seen this man of integrity in a couple of entrepreneurships and one thing I know. Grant is the most humble, gifted person I know. Seeing this opportunity that Grant has posted and studying it, I think it’s a winner!

        1. Thanks Andy for such a gracious comment! But you are right, I wouldn’t think of recommending something that wasn’t a winner! There is nothing out there that stands close to this!

  2. This is an great example of a website created at Wealthy Affiliates! You’ve done a great job. Since it’s FREE, what does anyone have to lose by checking it out?

    1. That’s right, Barbara! Go in and try out every aspect you can. Ask questions, talk to the community. You will be amazed! You cannot fail with these guys if you have the desire.

  3. The Starter Membership offers everything I’m looking for to “kick the tires” a bit. This review, while in depth, is straight to the point without unnecessary jargon. You’ve simplified my search by offering valuable insight into Wealthy Affiliate! During the first 7 day period, is the Live Help feature available 24/7 or just business hours?

    1. Thank you Tonja for visiting my website. Yes, you have 24/7 live help through the first 7 days. This is so you can experience every feature WA has to offer. After the 7 days, you still have membership for free as a starter. And what is still available there, is more than plenty to get your website set up and training to get you well on your way and making money just at that level!

  4. Love it!! Can see why so many people are attracted to Wealthy Affiliates. You spell everything out. From the building of a website, to the massive lessons and support. If every company put this much into their people, the world would be a better place. Turning the negatives into positives, awesome. Looks like you are in control of your own business, you choose the direction and you build with a great support system. Easy to understand the high rankings. Keep up the great work.

  5. Very in depth review Grant, and a very great read! This review has reminded me of all the great reasons that made me upgrade to premium, I think I lasted 2 days as a starter account before I decided to upgrade to premium in my first 7 days while it was dirt cheap and start reaping the added benefits. Also simply investing in this program helped give me the drive I needed to keep working on it, knowing I spent money on this kept me from simply giving up! Great work.

    1. Thanks for visiting Matt! Upgrading to premium at WA is truly a no-brainer for what you get with these folks. I mean, you never have to look for another book, training video, guru, etc. again. It’s all there and there people and tools are there 24/7. It is one awesome place to be if your serious about working from home!

  6. Great review! It looks like Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to get started, as well as someplace that current online business owners can learn how to improve their own businesses.

    I may have missed it, but do you know how long you can remain a starter member?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Emily! Yes, this community has it all! I’ve met folks over and over at WA that are veteran internet marketers that go on and on about how much they’ve learned that they didn’t realize they didn’t know. As far as starter member, you can stay a starter member indefinitely. But, once you start progressing, there will be no looking back!

  7. Wealthy Affiliate seems like a great way to kick start a business! Just the fact that it has a starter membership for FREE makes it even better. I’m sure anyone would want to go ahead and upgrade to premium after seeing all the great things you get from the starter membership. This was a very helpful review. Simple and straight to the point!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ivana! You’re right, once you get into the mix of things the value of the premium membership is of no question. But, you can get your feet wet for free with the starter and see how you like it!

  8. Thanks Grant and Wealthy Affiliate for the great review! The free starter membership and site tour is really easy. Great opportunity for developing a new business with the Live help and possibilities of Live classroom step by step instructions. The art field is growing leaps and bounds online/internet. This can really make an impact for success!

    1. Thank you Lane for looking it over! Yes, the two free websites is a big plus in starting any online business, especially art. You could set up all your paintings and pictures and have them out there for millions to see and wouldn’t be costing you a dime! And if you wanted to own your own website, the cost of $13.99 a year isn’t even worth a thought!

  9. It sounds like very intriguing option , especially for an artist. That’s also an incredible amount of templates being offered. Wow! A question I have concerns having webpages that host other ads, which could be confusing to a potential customer. Would I be able to host my own domain?

    1. Yes, LaMont, they have a large amount of templates available. And, you’re not required to advertise or sell WA. That’s just an option. You can create the website promoting whatever niche you want and you don’t have to worry about bothersome pop-ups of adds on your website.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Josh! Then there’s no reason to not jump right in. There’s no cost to you and you can take as long as you want with your progress toward some extra income.

  10. Hi Grant
    Excellent review! And going by your comments you are a very trustworthy and honest guy. You have answered almost everything that I need for a decision regarding internet income.
    One question please – how long will it take to start generating profits from an online marketing venture?
    All the best
    cheers Debbie

  11. What a top notch review of the Internet’s #1 Affiliate training program giving a very detailed step by step illustration of the valuable benefits that you can gain by joining.
    Forget about looking at the abundance of the ‘get rich quick’ scam schemes that you get email offers on every day as Wealthy Affiliate is a truly legitimate program giving you all the tools you need to set up a successful online business in your chosen niche.

    1. You are absolutely right, Jim! WA is EVERYTHING rolled all into one! And now, SpamProtect is included with your websites at no cost also! Nothing less than awesome!

  12. Hi Grant,

    I have read several different reviews on Wealthy Affiliate and each is so unique. I really enjoyed your post. It is very straight forward and informational. I only found WA about 3 1/2 weeks ago by dump luck. I found Kyle’s scam blog and read a comment about WA on there. I’m so glad I did because I have experienced my fair share of disreputable companies online in the last 12 years or so. I knew pretty much instantly I would go premium and I am so glad I did.

  13. I was in desperate search for an AUTHENTIC make money online opportunity in this flood of online scam, I’ve have wasted a lot of time, money and energy on scammy programs. I’m glad I encountered your review of Wealthy Affiliate, I’ve just enrolled it and gotta say… it looks quite promising! the atmosphere within there feels like nowhere else, it feels like right at home, thanks for your great review that breaks down the most important parts of the program and serves it to other people like me who want to finally make money online legitimately. Appreciate that a lot and keep the good work coming, peace! 🙂

    1. Thanks Aram. You can’t go wrong with WA! I sometimes want to leave out the part that its free because people seem to get the impression that free is not good quality. This is so different and an exception! You will enjoy it!

  14. Hi Grant

    As a member of wealthy affiliate for over 3 years I can vouch for it. This is truly the best program out there. Nothing can compare to wealthy affiliate. There is no other program out there who will give you 10 amazing lessons, 2 websites with spam security and hosting for free. No-one!

    It just proves how confident the owners Kyle & Carson are about there product. With the knowledge I gained at wealthy affiliate I make a living with blogging and a good one at that.

    Anyone who want to work for themselves without making someone else rich join Wealthy Affiliate. It will be the best decision you will ever make.

  15. Hi Grant,

    Wealthy Affiliate is indeed one of the best community. The most valuable thing about WA is the supportive members. The support you can get in this community is just amazing, questions are almost instantly answered.

  16. Thanks for sharing information concerning Wealthy Affiliate. I have been teeter tottering with the process of why I should join and I think I know why. It sounds like its to good to be true, but you my friend have given some great feedback on it and have remove a lot of doubt. Thanks for the article.

  17. Great review on wealthy affiliate, this community has a program like none other and the prof is there because of the size of its membership and how many people are joining daily. I would recommend this training to anyone.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Norman! Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best out there in the internet marketing education world! Their support is second to none and there’s nothing that you cant learn about in this platform. Plus get two free websites and free hosting to get you started!

  18. What a wealth of information on this site for anyone seriously looking to run a business online. Wealthy Affiliate looks like it’s head and shoulders above the rest.
    What is the comp plan and can you use the platform to promote other products or programmes?

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