Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam YES or NO (Part One)

In this post I will highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of Wealthy Affiliate. Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam? Well, the short answer is definitely not. But before we get into my opinions about Wealthy Affiliate it is necessary that I be completely honest about my relationship with the company. I am an Affiliate. Now that I have clarified that point, I just want to say that I am also an extremely ethical man, that is always desiring to help others, and that is why I have taken on the daunting chore of this post. Now when I started I had no idea what this was going to end up being but I need to clarify that based on all of my knowledge and research into the company since my involvement this post turned out to be quite a bit larger than my normal post so I am going to break it down into 3 parts.


Disclaimer: There is no guarantee implied or stated that you will make money or achieve any specific result using the information here. The reason, of course, is that individual results depend on individual actions, so like any other business, you have to work to achieve specific results. Nothing in this world is free, and that is the reality of life. If you are expecting it to just come then move on because it takes time, patience and diligent work and effort to achieve results in any such venture.


Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that deals with helping both the seasoned professionals and the newbies to develop their niche in their affiliate marketing online business.  Notice that I said “help” not do it for you! So with that understanding let us move on, if you are a newbie then we are going to start off by defining a couple of important terms that you need to be aware of.

So, What is affiliate marketing anyway? Well in my personal opinion it is one of the best ways to generate a passive income online.  With affiliate marketing, you don’t need any of your own products or service to sell. Instead, your objective is to develop an informative, entertaining website from which you will be able to link your readers through to other great websites where they can purchase products or services. So, in a nutshell, you are an independent sales person for the companies that you have chosen to promote.  When your readers take your recommendation and make a purchase then you earn a commission.

Now the next term we are going to look at is niche market.

So, what exactly is a niche market, anyway? A niche market is simply defined as nothing more than a group of people who are interested in a particular thing. Whether you know it or not, you are a part of many niches that are related to everything you are interested in at this point in your life. Now success in affiliate marketing is strongly related to the website or blog owner being able to pick and market to a profitable niche.


Now the fact that you have come to this post leads me to believe that you too (like I was before I began my affiliate marketing journey) are interested in making money online. And you may have heard of Wealthy Affiliate in the past. You may have seen the glowing reviews by their affiliates (who by the way are trying to get you to buy into the program) and now you are looking for the truth. Well, it is my job to give you the facts so that you can make a well-informed decision about your choice. Now I have chosen to post by means of keyword research to that smaller niche of people who are seeking knowledge about Wealthy Affiliate.  So now that we have that all out of the way allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dr. Carl Welliver, and I entered the world of Internet marketing many years ago when a good friend of mine and I started developing specific content websites. Our Niche at the time was home repair and remodeling for the do it yourself ers.

I have developed many websites over the years mostly for my own family owned businesses, and organizations I am involved in. I am 59 years old and live with my wife of 38 years just north of Boston, I am a professional educator, an author, a certified hypnotherapist, a non-denominational Christian minister, and a motivational speaker. So I am a pretty busy guy, to say the least. But as an author, I love to write. So that is what drew me into the world of Blogging. And that is what drew me into Wealthy Affiliate in the first place.

Now I am often asked what exactly is it that I do online, and I tell people that I am an information provider that writes informative articles to help people improve the quality of their life.  And it is my hope that after you read this post that you will agree with that statement.

Whenever I tell someone that I am affiliated with Wealthy Affiliate they often ask me well how does that help me in what I do? Well, I tell them simply that if they are interested in the opportunity to make an impact on the world, make some extra money along the way, and have some fun then writing a blog is a great way to accomplish all those objectives.

Now, you might be asking yourself,  How can Wealthy Affiliate help me?  Well, the best answer I can give to that question is that the best way to learn about Wealthy Affiliate is to try it out for yourself and the best part is that you can try it for free. Dive right in and get your feet wet. Go through the “Getting Started” training and begin interacting with the interactive community. Create your first of two free websites and start to put into practice what you are learning throughout the training.

Now, of course, I also have other affiliate relationships but Wealthy Affiliate is my  #1 recommendation for my readers of my blog here at  the second site that I actually created using the   feature built into the free starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate. The reason for that recommendation is of course that Wealthy Affiliates offers to you the newbie, or experienced marketer many benefits all under one roof, and it lets you try them out for FREE! NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED. An offer that you won’t find too many companies offering today. There are plenty of companies out there that will let you take a short test ride and if you don’t cancel before the end of the 3 or 7 days then they go right ahead and charge your credit card that they required up front for the monthly fee of their membership. But that simply is not how WA works. Start for free, and you never have to join the premium ranks if you don’t want to.  Now I ask you, does that sound like a SCAM to you?

Now let’s take a quick look at exactly what it is that Wealthy Affiliate offers to help you get your online business up and running:

  • simple step-by-step affiliate training, including terrific video training perfected over the 10+ years WA has been in business
  • free built-in tools including an excellent keyword planning tool AND a free internal website hosting platform, and the best of all in my opinion is,
  • the helpful community of like-minded entrepreneurs all supporting each other with their online businesses the live chat feature is always buzzing with questions and answers between the members helping members community.
People Helping People is What Community is All About!

So if you wait until tomorrow, you will be one day older and no further ahead. Check out the FREE Starter Membership Today. Join the community of members waiting to welcome you with open arms at Wealthy Affiliate

So now that we have gotten through that part of the story I will pick up on this tomorrow in part two where we will cover in some detail

  1. An Introduction to WA
  2. Wealthy Affiliate for Free (What It Actually Includes)
  3. The WA Community (and why they matter to your success)
  4. Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories
  5. A Candid Wealthy Affiliate University Review
  6. Working From Home with WA
  7. The Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership

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