Reviewing Wealthy Affiliates – Scam: Yay or nay

Product Name: Wealthy Affiliates
Overall Ranking: 97 out of 100Make Money
Price: $0 Starter Membership – (get a free account)
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Who is it for: Anyone from zero knowledge to seasoned 

Introduction to Wealthy Affiliates

Wealthy affiliates is a multifaceted internet marketing company. They provide any Joe Schmo the opportunity to develop their own website. They allow you to start out for no monetary investment and even allow you to start the website using a sub domain that you can later invest money in to convert to your own domain.

They also provide training, WordPress tutorials and allow you to communicate with others that either are going through the process of building their own site or people who have been through it and are mentoring the newcomers.

PROS & Cons of Wealthy Affiliates


  • Zero initial investment to check out the services
    • Even the 47/mo for premium is well worth the money considering the services provided
  • The amount of training that is provided is second to none
    • They have step-by-step lessons that walk you through developing a website
    • Detailed tasks for each lesson that are easy to follow through on
    • Video lessons that give you details that would be hard to understand otherwise
    • Advanced lessons are provided the more you progress
  • A community that goes out of the way to help
    • Content dialogue with fellow professionals that are building sites at the same time
    • Industry experts that have been through the training are available for mentoring
    • 24/7 LIVE chat
    • Ability to bounce ideas off others all the time to better the quality of the websites
  • WordPress website developing software
    • Most used software in the world for developing software
    • Easy to use (especially with the training provided)
  • State of the art secure and FAST hosting
    • This is something at Wealthy Affiliates that the affiliates take for granted
      • There are so many companies that host that drop sites and/or get hacked
  • SEO/Keyword tools
    • Wealthy Affiliates not only has a FREE built in tool that is far above competitors similar tools, they also have developed a website dedicated to keyword searching (not free) that blows away other keyword industry sites.
    • In depth training on how to get your site ranked with the top web browsers like Google and how to use the keywords to do so.


  • Time that can be spent on distractions
    • If someone has a hard time staying on task they can get consumed on what I call “social hour.” They get wrapped up in making friends and loose track of their reason for being there.
      • Simple solution to that is asking yourself “do you want to make money?”
  • Businesses are not started overnight
    • Some affiliates with Wealthy Affiliates can portray that you can build your website in one day and start making money the next. I have not found this to be true. As with most things, to produce something of quality, it will take some time put into it. 
      • All businesses especially online take time, effort and learning before search engines will know who you are


The absolute beauty is that Kyle and Carson (the owners) have developed Wealthy Affiliates in a way that gives everyone the opportunity to be successful. All walks of life can participate and learn. I have seen young adults who just graduated high school to retired elderly people upwards of 80 years of age.

You DO NOT need experience! The training tools provided negate all anxiety about trying to learn something new. Weather you have a GED or a high level college degree, you can develop a high quality, professional looking website with the help of Wealthy Affiliates.


I went over this pretty good above, but in case you skipped down to this I will reiterate it. The training and tools provided at Wealthy Affiliates is a college level education. I am actually going to have my 12 year old take the training because I feel that strongly that it will be a life skill that can carry on wherever and whatever he ends up doing in life. The internet is not going anywhere anytime soon and in fact the future generations will only use it more and more.Training Shot

Wealthy Affiliates takes a very in depth approach to teaching. They outline daily tasks in order to give you a start and end to the lessons. They provide a comment thread below each lesson so that people can communicate with each other, ask questions and learn from one another. Kyle and Carson are also involved in these discussion quite often, considering how many discussions that are going on at any given time, that is impressive!

The tools that are used by Wealthy Affiliates are very easy to use and with the simplified training, it gives anyone the time to understand the technology that most people are not familiar with. Someone can actually stay on a lesson for as long as they need and not feel left behind.


Community ShotThe support for help is impeccable! Kyle and Carson are available whenever someone needs them, but their brain child of setting up the community atmosphere allows people to ask questions of others who have been through the training and have majority of the answers. If its something the community cannot help with, the owners are always involved. 

 I personally have witnessed a lady, who had very little computer knowledge, let alone internet knowledge, getting help from the seasoned veterans in the community. They were giving her in depth help, even down to what the shift and tab buttons on her computer would help her with.

“That is the true meaning of community”


Wealthy Affiliates offer the following options

Stater Membership – $0 (Join Free Now)

Premium Membership – $47/mo or $359/yr (Join Now)

The Free Starter Membership is great and is not (to my knowledge) offered by any other competitor in the industry. Actually, in my opinion, Kyle and Carson are crazy to offer what they do for free. You could actually conduct business and eventually get paid with their FREE Starter Membership

For example the Starter Membership offers:

  • Instant access the community of affiliates
  • Live Chat
  • Over 500 training modules
  • 3 classrooms
  • networking
  • 2 free websites
  • Access to a keyword tool
  • And more and more are getting added to this from time to time

The Premium Membership is the path to opening the world of affiliate marketing. It allows you to have everything you could possibly need at your finger tips and within one website. No having to go to a separate company for hosting, keyword searching, website builder tools, having to pay for help and always having to search the internet for help or answers that you need.

This is all included in the $47 per month. If you were to try and do this on your own having to pay for everything individually, it would far exceed $47.

There is not a reason to go outside Wealthy Affiliates for answers, training, industry updates or changes. You have one on one communication with proven industry experts who are over joyed to help you exceed your expectations.


Hands down Wealthy Affiliates is NOT a scam! They are a very legit company, providing real people with the opportunity to work hard and make money. 

Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below, I would love your input and will respond accordingly!

Thank you,



8 Thoughts on “Reviewing Wealthy Affiliates – Scam: Yay or nay

  1. John says:

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for such a detailed review of the Wealthy Affiliate program. The Free starter membership sounds like a great way to take a look at what’s on offer without having to spend any dollars at all.

    Do you have any tips as to how to best make use of the free starter membership and would you recommend going Premium?

    Thanks for your advice


    1. Adam says:


      First let me thank you for showing interest in Wealthy Affiliates. The free starter membership is great and I suggest to take advantage of this offer. I am confident that once you see the training, the platform and community that has been built within Wealthy Affiliates that you will want to upgrade to the Premium membership. When I saw these benefits it only took me 24 hours to upgrade.

      If you have any other questions feel free to ask. I can be reached here or you can email me personally at [email protected]

      Thank you,

      Adam (Here is a link to my WA profile)

  2. Lis says:

    What a great review, so honest and down to earth. Two questions, if everything that you mentioned is included for free, what could I possibly get by paying to become a member?

    Isn’t it just worth taking the free membership and then leaving once the site is starting to develop?


    1. Adam says:


      Thank you very much for your interest and questions regarding Wealthy Affiliates! I too thought that I could make it all happen with the free starter membership, but once I did several training classes and spent time with the community of other professional web developers. I realized that the benefits of the premium membership was more then just the increased training and other things that it provided.

      I invite you and everyone to start out on the free membership though and am very confident that you will see the benefits as I did.

      Thank you,


  3. A.J says:

    Hi Adam,
    nice review for the WA websites!

    1. Adam says:


      Thank you for reading the review and the compliment. I hope that you were able to gain some knowledge of Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thank you,


  4. Louie Luc says:

    Great review, full with great, practical and direct information!

    Keep it up,

    1. Adam says:


      Thank you so much for the kind words!


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