The Wealthy Affiliate Scam? My Personal Experience of WA – Overview & Video Review

So you want to learn how to make money online and are looking for the best ways to do so. Perhaps you fell for some internet scams in the past and lost valuable time and money. You may have heard about Wealthy Affiliate and asked yourself, is there a catch? What is The Wealthy Affiliate Scam? Can I really make money online? Is it to good to be true?  Where can I learn how to make money online? I understand you may have questions. Well, look no further. As a Premium Member of WA I made a detail video overview and review of Wealthy Affiliate to show you what they are all about and help answer questions you may have.

Hi Greg here, I wrote this article to help you learn a thing or two about Affiliate Marketing and The Wealthy Affiliate Scam. So what is the Wealthy Affiliate scam? Well just let me say it. First and foremost, Wealthy Affiliate is 100% legit. They are not a scam as you will see in my full review. They even give you 2 free websites and free training courses to get you started. You don’t even need a credit card to signup and there’s no obligation to become a paying member EVER. No Coupon Code. No BS. No Scams. It’s a No Brainer.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s take a look at what Affiliate Marketing is and what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

Even if you been doing affiliate marketing for some time, you will benefit from Wealthy Affiliate’s massive community, web hosting, tools, and training. I’ve built a few websites including the one you’re reading right now ( on their platform and the results have been nothing less than amazing. You can read some of my other posts: An inside look at WA and What is Affiliate Marketing? later. For now, let’s do a quick overview of what affiliate marketing is, and dive in and take a look what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commissions by promoting other company’s products via your website. There’s no inventory and no shipping on your part. You simply find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a commission for each sale that you make. There are millions of different ideas that you could potentially tap into.

The-Wealthy-Affiliate-Scam-Review-amazon-product-logoAmazon alone has over 400 million products you can promote. But not only Amazon. There are 1000’s of other affiliate programs you can join and find products to earn commissions from.

Basic Affiliate Marketing Blueprint:


  1. Choose a niche. #weight loss #cats #parenting #books #gardening #music production #drums
  2. Build a website about your passion. Find products or services within your niche to promote.
  3. Get Rankings in Serch Engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo). Good SEO (Search Engine Optimization)  = More Traffic/Visitors = More Commissions = More Money For You.
  4. Promote your affiliate product(s) and earn income.
  5. From there you just Repeat steps 3 thru 4.

Best Buy, Starbucks, The NFL, Apple Inc, Etsy, Victoria’s Secret, Lego, Nike, Ebay, Amazon, and Rolex are just a few companies with Affiliate Programs:


Who Is Affiliate Marketing For?

owl-The Wealthy Affiliate ScamThe great thing about affiliate marketing is anyone can do it regardless of location, education, formal or pass knowledge of affiliate marketing. You can put as much time as you want and work from anywhere you want. You can do this part time or create a full-time income for yourself.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home mom, a college/high school student, retired, unemployed, an actor, musician, doctor, already have a full-time job or in between jobs. You can even make affiliate marking your full-time gig.


The only thing you need to start aside from a computer and internet access is an understanding of how affiliate marking works, products or services to promote, a platform (website and web hosting) to promote those products or services and the willing to learn and apply what you learn. I run many nitch websites and as a Premier Member of Wealthy Affiliate. – Wealthy Affiliate provides all the training, web hosting, support, community and so much more.

What is Wealthy Affiliate All About?

Wealthy Affiliate was created as an initiative to help other people succeed online in the same way the co-founders Kyle and Carson had already experienced success. Since 2005, the platform at WA has continued to evolve and innovate at a pace that is faster than the industry. 10 Years of Helping People. 10 Years of Progress.

In short, Wealthy Affiliate is all about in-depth affiliate marketing training, a state of the art web-hosting platform and a massive community of like minded people giving you all the tools and support you need to build a successful website(s) and business online.

Wealthy Affiliate Education:


If you watched my video above you saw first hand what it’s like inside WA. Here’s a breakdown of the Free Membership:

Free Starter Membership with 2 Free Websites:

The free training they provide is enough to keep you busy for awhile, and there’s no obligation to ever become a Premier Member. Each of the step-by-step training videos and tutorials are very in-depth. And there’s large community of members willing to help out.

Free Course Outline:
  1. Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started Level 1
  2. Understanding How To Make Money Online.
  3. Choose a Niche.
  4. Building Your Own WebSite. – You can see me do this in under 30 sec in my video.
  5. Setting Up Your Website.
  6. Getting Your Site Ready For SEO – (Search Engine Optimization)  = More Traffic/Visitors = More Commissions = More income For You.
  7. Finding Content Ideas from Keywords.
  8. Understanding Website Pages & Creating Your
  9. Creating Quality Website Content
  10. On To The Next Step

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online Course Description

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes:

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes


Take Any Passion. Turn it Into a Livelihood. Tap into the fastest growing business platform in the world, the Internet. The training within Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to capitalize on any idea, interest, or passion that you have. No experience necessary, no product required. Just bring your love of something and they will help you turn that into a lucrative business.

The Wealthy Affiliate Website Platform:

Create and grow your business with the SiteRubix website platform at Wealthy Affiliate. It is not just about websites, they have some of the most useful and integrated tools for website analysis, management, ranking, and security. It is ridiculously easy to use, and surprisingly fun. Building websites has never been this awesome.

The Site Rubix Dashboard inside Wealthy Affiliate.


The SiteRubix website platform at Wealthy Affiliate go’s above and beyond the call of duty with your website and have created a line of defense against some of the most sophisticated attacks that can happen to your website. They monitor all websites 24 hours per day, offer full redundancy, daily snapshot backups, and if there is any suspicious activity they get to the bottom of it right away. My websites have yet to be hacked.

Each and every domain includes EVERYTHING you need:

These features are usually “add ons” and cost extra with other domain registrars, but they are included for no extra cost at Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Full access to emails.
  • Full privacy and domain protect.
  • SSL Certificate
  • Spam Protection.
  • WHOIS protection/privacy,
  • Full email accounts included with each domain purchase.
  • Email Forwarding
  • You don’t have to worry about being sold on various upsells or being charged more in subsequent years like other domain registrars.
  • Advanced DNS automation and management are all included.

The-Wealthy-Affiliate-Scam-Review-people-around-globeThe Wealthy Affiliate Community

The most difficult aspect of building a business online is getting help when you need it. Getting help in a timely manner through access to a myriad of people with all kinds of expertise is exactly what you can expect. One of my favorite things about Wealthy Affiliate is the massive community of successful and like-minded people. When you join, do yourself a favor and surround yourself and interact with these people, doing so will increase your success drastically. I interact with people on a daily basis thru Wealthy Affiliate’s private message/email system. You can even contact Kyle & Carson- the owners of Wealthy Affiliate.



There are 1,000’s of people succeeding every day within Wealthy Affiliate and there is no better place to network and surround yourself with people that can improve your mindset, motivate you, and help you create a new, more successful, you.



The Premium Membership

The premium membership cost $49 a month and you unlock everything inside with no upsells. You will still need to purchase a domain name if you don’t have one, or you can continue to use the SiteRubix subdomain on up to 25 sites. This included All the Online Entrepreneur Certification Levels & Video Training, Tutorial Training, Live Weekly Training Classes with Q&A, Keyword & Competition Research Tool, Low Competition, Cherry Picked Keyword Lists and so much more.

My Special Bonus To You.

When you join for your FREE Starter Account, I am going to offer you a bonus if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days (including a 59% discount). You can come back to my site and yell at me if you don’t like it. When you create your account at Wealthy Affiliate, I will be personally contacting you on your profile with my “hello” I will make sure to get in touch with you within the first hour.  I want you to make me one promise however if you do join…that you will set-up your account profile.  It is simple and you will be walked through it upon joining WA. You will also get a message about how to claim your bonus.  Trust me, this is going to be some AWESOME stuff. Also, the owners Kyle & Carson will be in touch as well, you can ask them anything you need to know. You can talk to the owners? Yes. How cool is that?

Join Wealthy Affiliate, it’s $0 (Free)!

Related Posts:

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online.
An Inside Look at Wealthy Affiliate 2017 [Video]


If you have any questions or just want to share your thoughts, please leave a comment. Feel free to share this with friends & family as well.

Talk to you soon,



Guy · April 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm

That Wealthy Affiliate program sounds like a good one. I have tried a few other things before like paid surveys and drop shipping. But I have come to the conclusion that affiliate marketing is the easy business model for me. But it’s how to do it so it gives results that is the drag.

Looks like this program can really help. Look quite simple to to follow. Maybe I will take a look.

Collins · April 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

This is another powerful affiliate program. i heard it before but this is the time i have got much insight.

i really like the helping aspect since you will not get stuck. that is the most stressful part.

thanks for your in-depth review, i will give a try since there is no obligation to become a premium.

    Greg · April 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for your comment on The Wealthy Affiliate Scam Review. No scam here. 100% legit.

    Yeah, there’s no obligation and it’s a great opportunity to get free training and websites to start.

    Thanks for signing up, look for a private message, I’ve contacted you inside WA.

    I got some quilty bonus for you as well.

    Talk to you soon,


shrey · April 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

I wanted to make money online however, I never understood other programs and how they exactly made money. Most of the online money making programs look like a scam since I end up making nothing and only losing money to their membership fees.
Did you understand the training at WA or was it difficult to understand in the beginning and later you got the hang of it?

    Greg · April 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for the comment and question Shrey.

    I got the hang of it pretty quickly, but I’ve been using WordPress and most of the other things they go over for a long time. I learned a lot and the training is on going with weekly live videos. I can see if someone is new to most of this stuff it’ can be a little overwhelming. They break it down into small chunks with the lessons and once you get over the learning curve, you’ll be on your way.

    I would recommend signing up for the free starter membership and test it out.

Paulina · April 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

Great article! Usually the first thing I do when I want to check if something is a scam I go to reviews like yours and see if my feeling are right. It’s scary sometimes to ‘jump in the cold water’ without any knowledge about the program, but your review really gives a overall view of what WA is, and as you said the community at WA is amazing and very supportive, which is very helpful for new beginners that want to start an online business.

Sharon Whyte · April 4, 2017 at 6:56 am

Hi Greg,
Wow what a thorough review you have here and it really is everything you say in the video and what is here on your post. Wealthy Affiliate really over deliver in tools and training and the community and support is like nothing I have seen. The fact you can check it out for free speaks volumes. Great article Greg!
Cheers, Sharon

    Greg · April 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for the comment Sharon, yes they over deliver for sure.

Sharon Whyte · April 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

I just signed up.

    Greg · April 4, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Cool, I’ll contact and meet you inside. Talk to you soon.

Jake · April 4, 2017 at 5:19 am

It really can’t hurt to give it a try. If you start with a free account, you can get an idea of what it has to offer and if it’s something you really want to do. I went for the premium pretty soon after joining, as I found the free content useful, but wanted a little bit more.

    Greg · April 4, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Yes, there’s nothing to lose. I joined as a premium member shortly after as well.

    Thanks for the comment Jake.

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