What Is Wealthy Affiliate About?

Wealthy Affiliate ProgramIn this article, I will explain what is Wealthy Affiliate about and why you should be a part of this community whether you own a business or need to start one.

Right up front, I want to say that I am a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, since back in October of 2013.

I have seen a large number of reviews of Wealthy Affiliate over the years and have written and updated my own personal reviews here on my personal blog.

Wealthy Affiliate, sometimes referred to as Wealthy Affiliated when people are searching for information on it, is a training membership site for affiliate marketers. As the name implies the program is designed to help people become wealthy using the affiliate marketing business model.

You are not employed by Wealthy Affiliate when you join. What you are, is an entrepreneur, someone who is in business for themselves on the Internet. They teach you how to start and run your own successful online business through training and giving you access to the tools you will need.

Wealthy Affiliate is very big on support. The co-founders and owners Kyle and Carson are actively involved in the success of Wealthy Affiliate and in your success.

They also do a great job of bringing in experts in the field of Internet marketing. In addition, they provide case studies that show ordinary people like you becoming affiliate marketing success stories.

OK, I have laid the framework in my introduction. Now let’s dive into the actual Wealthy Affiliate program and see how it works. I will shorten Wealthy Affiliate to WA from time to time in the rest of this article.

How Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?

I think you can break down WA into 3 main steps that show how they interact with their members to get an affiliate business going.

working your home business1. Choose an interest. This is the first step to deciding what your affiliate business is going to be about.

I see this referred to as a niche. As you drill down I also see this referred to as a micro-niche.

Regardless of what you call it, you are taught to choose something you have an interest in or knowledge of. If you are really smart you will pick something you have a passion for. Something like photography, gardening, music, travel, wine tasting, etc.

2. Build a website. Wealthy Affiliate provides templates you can use to get your website online.

You are taught how to buy a domain name, set up website hosting, and choose a WordPress template to design your website from. This is all actually very easy and as a member, you can contact support or interact with other members in their discussion forum.

3. Drive traffic. The buzzword for getting visitors to your new website is drive traffic.

I think we can all agree this is the hardest step. If you have no visitors to your new site you basically have no business. That would be kind of like opening a new restaurant in the middle of a forest where no one can find it.

A good portion of your time will be spent on driving traffic to your new website. WA does a great job of teaching how to do that and they stay current on the rapidly changing methods that are working by their successful members.

What Is The Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership?

Initially, you can join WA as a free member and start taking what I have found to be very good training on affiliate marketing. This is a good first step to introduce you to affiliate marketing.

Your next step is to upgrade to a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership. This will cost you $49 a month after that. You can cancel at any time.

Membership at either the free or premium levels offer many benefits. You can read those in detail on the join page.

Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam Or For Real?

working online from homeThis is the big question many people have.

As a member of WA for 6 years now, I can honestly answer that question with “no Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam”. “Yes, they are for real”.

I have seen many programs called scams and that usually is coming from people who failed in them. That is almost always the fault of the person and not the program.

Let me tell you that making money on the Internet is not as easy as you hear. Setting up a real business and selling real products to real people takes a lot of work.

Having your own business on the World Wide Web is no different than starting a brick and mortar business or providing a service business such as babysitting, hairstylist, HVAC tech, and so on.

Wealthy Affiliate is a tremendous training platform that enhances your chances for success. What you do with it is completely up to you.

Summary: What is Wealthy Affiliate About?

Let me wrap it up this way. As an affiliate, you get paid to perform a specific action. This could be getting someone to click on a link, fill out a lead form, or selling a product.

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money doing one, two, or all three of these types of affiliate marketing. They do not teach you tricks or short cuts.

They give you real business strategies and how to implement them online to become successful in affiliate marketing. The cost of the monthly membership is either free or $49 a month.

You do not have to upgrade. People who do see the value in doing so understand what they are getting in exchange for paying $49 a month. I would not have been a premium member now for 6 years if I felt I was getting scammed!

Whether you need more money due, or just want to make more money, I can help you with affiliate marketing and you can start learning for FREE!

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12 thoughts on “What Is Wealthy Affiliate About?”

  1. Hi Bishop, thanks for sharing this. I cannot agree with you less than Wealthy Affiliate is everything about online marketing. I’m a member so I can testify first hand that its the best place to be. The training and support are massive. They also create the best platform to create, manage and generate traffic for the affiliate marketers there. It’s just too awesome. I joined as a starter member and I was convinced before I decided to upgrade and I’m loving it. My website is growing and I’m learning

    • Hey, Derrick, learning is the beginning, and you are on the right path to creating success online. Happy to know that you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and your business is growing as you learn how to become a successful affiliate marketer.

      The platform is by far the best I have come across in the marketing world, and the weekly live training is an added gem to move your business from zero to hero. I am happy I can recommend a system to my friends and families knowing that they would be receiving the same value. as I am. 

      Thank you for confirmIng thIs.

  2. Thank you for this comprehensive review of what Wealthy Affiliate is about. I especially like your statements that Wealthy Affiliate is a training membership site and that it teaches real business strategies.

    As a member myself, I can vouch for the accuracy of your statements. I would add that the training material is comprehensive and that it applies to the market of any product, not just the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. 

    It is an honest training without enticing prospects with some secret formula or “secret sauce”. From my personal experience, I would say that what is most important to me is that the tools and resources available allow you to create valuable websites without needing to hire a computer sciences expert or to learn coding languages such as HTML. 

    Also, the great value of the premium membership is worth mentioning. The membership includes hosting of up to 25 websites at no additional cost. This feature alone gives significant savings if you have more than one website, compared to the cost of hosting elsewhere. I agree with the article that you should try Wealthy Affiliate for free and decide for yourself if you need the premium membership.

    • Carlos, thank you for your feedback and input here about Wealthy Affiliate and the training that they offer that helps anyone to build a successful business online.

      Glad that you mention that they do not teach you to market Wealthy Affiliate, but their training is for you to gain the experience and skills for you to market any product or services you choose.

      Yes, their prime focus is giving you the tools that are necessary for you to build a business online without any shortcut or secret formula, but an intense training that is ongoing. The weekly live coaching is proof of that. Thank you for pointing that out.

      I personally started as a free member, simply because I was coming off some scam companies and had my guard up. Into the third lessons in the free training, I realize that this company was legit and they were not focusing on me selling their service but were more on educating me about marketing online, so I took the premium membership, and have not looked back since.

      You absolutely right, the premium membership has more value and you get more for your money, You absolutely right, the premium membership has more value and you get more for your money. but as you mention, one needs to try the free membership first, and see whether is a good fit for them. but as you mention, one needs to try the free membership first, and see whether is a good fit for them. thank you for the insight and your input on what Wealthy affiliate is about.

  3. Your article is a clear and simple introduction to a great training opportunity. There is so much to say about Wealthy Affiliate that it takes skill to simplify it and express the bare outline of how it works.
    I think you nailed it!
    I know from my own experience that it is not a scam, and in fact can save a person years in floundering around trying to make a blog effective as a marketing tool.
    I can see your recommendation will help aspiring bloggers discover the chance they’ve been looking for!

    • Over the years I have introduced lots of people to Wealthy Affiliate and some take the training and apply it to their own business and got better results than before they were using it, and that gives me satisfaction.

      Wealthy Affiliate teaches one to build a business of their choice it takes you by the hand and show you step by step on building a website, driving traffic to that website and making that website converts that you receive ongoing sales depending on the niche one chooses.

      Glad to hear that you are experiencing the same results, and is an aspiring system for bloggers to earn an income from home the right way. thank you for your input.

  4. In this article, you explain that Wealthy Affiliate is an online affiliate learning community, way to either earn a little extra money per month or a full-time income from home. Wealthy Affiliate Is Free And You Can Build Your Site And Make Money With It. 

    Searching On The Internet I Was Able To Find Your Site And I am really Interested In your comments related to the company Wealthy Affiliate.  I Have To Agree With You and wants to build up my own business. Thanks for this post.

    • Yes, once you open a free account with Wealthy Affiliate, you can get acquainted with the program by starting with your first three lessons. after you would get enough basic knowledge of what Wealthy Affiliate is all about and what would you like to accomplish.

      Another thing, even if you do not know what you would want to market, the training would help you choose what is best for you. You can also see what the community is doing, so you can know what might be a good fit for you and your business.

      Glad that you found my article online and help you to decide on what angle you should take to build a successful business online right so that it would be around for years to come. Please let me know what I can do to help.

  5. Love the post, some reviews are so long I tend to skim but this is just right.
    Plenty of information about the way it works and insider knowledge that it`s worthwhile joining. Costs are all set out too, right from the start, unlike many that only tell you right at the end.

    Good to know that you are a WA member and have been for 6 years. That more than anything says a lot about the company.

    I like that you point out it`s not easy and will take up a lot of time. There are too many that pull people in with promises of great wealth for working a couple of hours a week. I know because I have seen them.

    A good honest post.

    • Thank you for your honest feedback and your insights on what Wealthy Affiliate is about as why you should be part of it if you wish to build a successful business online.

      Traffic is the main problem that business owners face today, and for the 6 years I am there, they have given me the skills to send targeted customers to any one website.

      And that is a knowledge that companies are willing to pay for on a monthly basis for any online marketer to maintain. Anyone acquiring these skills can operate as a website developer and an online analyst on their own.

      Wealthy Affiliate University as it often calls is not a get rich scheme business, it is a platform that teache newbies to expert how to build a website from scratch and how to drive traffic to that website to earn revenue. and that takes time and patience.

      Thank you for the feedback.

  6. Hi Bishop,

    Great Article!

    I would like to attest everything that you say about Wealthy Affiliate – it really is the very best training platform for Affiliate Marketing that you will ever come across, bar none. Besides, WA also provides all the essential tools you ever need to succeed. 

    Over the years, Wealthy Affiliate has produced so many successful entrepreneurs who have all benefitted so much from the training, and have put it to such good use.

    One thing l like about WA is it “Pay It Forward” system where members play their part in helping each other either in their business struggle, motivation, etc.

    This is my second year with WA and l have learned so much that enables me to have my own online business. So if you really would like to become a successful Internet marketer, l strongly recommend you to join right away!


    • Hey Nax,

      Thank you for confirming how great this platform is and the level of tools and training that one receives when they join either for free or the premium membership.

      The skills that I have with this company has caused me to work my business from home, and now I am being paid by a few companies to manage their online marketing and are paying me a decent income on a monthly basis.

      The good thing about this is that they are recommending other business to me for me to do the same, and that is the reason I love what Wealthy Affiliate has taught me and I am still learning new skills as the Internet keeps changing.

      Great to know that you are a part of this platform and that it is working for you as you build a successful business online. All the best.

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