Just for a bit of entertainment and amusement, I recently opened a new account with Wealthy Affiliate. My intention is to ask a few awkward questions in the week that I have before they expect money. Please let me know if you want me to ask either “The Community” or the man himself any questions. I don’t care if I get thrown out so any question is OK. I doubt if I’ll last a week so make it snappy! BTW I already asked why Kyle does not follow all his 1.5M members and got a standard reply which has absolutely nothing to do with the question.
It is going to take you weeks and weeks of online training, loads of content creation and endless tinkering before you’ll have a legitimate web presence. You may think your website is great and you’ll be proud of the fact that you did it yourself, but I’m telling you…to build a competitive and professional web presence requires a great deal of experience and/or resources.
Sure, Nigerian or anyone from restricted countries who resides in the United State of America or any eligible region can fully registered in Wealthy Affiliate and in that case if they go back to their country, in your case Nigeria after some months, then sure they can access everything from that restricted country as well because once someone registered in WA, they can log in and work from any country, even from the restricted ones.
Yes, sure you can make website inside Wealthy Affiliate. In order to join Wealthy Affiliate, you no need to have a website because inside Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn step by step video tutorials to make website in your own subject of interest and that website you can create within Wealthy Affiliate. Every themes and technical aspects of those website has been already set up and in ready made form inside Wealthy Affiliate, you just have to join Wealthy Affiliate and need to choose those themes that you want and then need to choose the subject of your interest in which you want to make website. Once you did that, you can follow Wealthy Affiliate lessons where they will teach you how easy it is to make a website, you will feel as easy as posting within your Facebook account. And, you will not only learn to make website in your own subject of interest, but will learn to attract visitors from Google, Bing search pages to your that website and earn money from your that website. So, in another word, we can say that Wealthy Affiliate is the platform where you earn money from your own subject of interest.

Yes it is definitely not a get rich quick scheme, it takes A LOT of work – which is what I try to get across in this review. You need to be comfortable with doing a lot of work for 6 months and not get paid a dime. That is not something that many people can follow through with. But it is, unfortunately, part of the process, and it can lead to very satisfying results later on.
With some of the more popular social media planes no longer favoring affiliate links...I needed a website to house my affiliate program. Also, the help to know how to manage it as well.  Turns out they were giving 2 free (hosted) siterubix websites which was exactly what I needed.  I can see how this will work for my other things I like to do own my own, like promoting my poetry and crafts.

Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is free to try and it also provides the option to make money free of cost as well as provide 10 basic lessons, lots of free training by community members and the hosting of 2 websites free of cost about which we have already explained above in our WA review. However, you will definitely learn lots of things, get hosting for 50 websites and earn a good income by upgrading your account.
I think you might of misunderstood me I am not looking to promote my page, it is just a hobby really that grew quickly due to the need. I do this while I finish my degree in HR. I am looking to make money off of posting other people’s things on my page. Not to boost my page I have about 6k active users. I’m looking to sign up to affiliate programs.
Being a current premium member of WA since 2015, active on and off mostly off, but hosting three sites with them, two professional and one monetized, I was expecting to thoroughly disagree with your review; however, I was in many respects surprised and pleased. For the most part, it was insightful and spot-on and while I do see and agree with many of your assertions, I don’t necessarily agree with your conclusion.

Wealthy Affiliate training courses are the main theme of this website which is also known as "Get Started Here" lessons. As soon as you join Wealthy Affiliate, it will be better to start your journey by clicking "Get Started Here" green bar on the left-hand side menu of Wealthy Affiliate. It includes all of the features which you need to build your own online businesses or to be successful in any online works. Through these courses you will learn the stuffs like how to build your own website free of cost in your own subject of interest (your own niche), how to get that website rank on the search engines like Google, how to get free massive traffic to that website through the search pages like Google, how to promote any product you want to sell online (If you don't have your own product, then they will teach you how to find the other companies' best products and sell them online such as eBay, Amazon, JVZoo, Jimdo etc.), how to make tons of free direct referrals to generate good income in any kind of online work program, and many more. 
Thank you very much. I signed up to a few here and I am very grateful to you for making all of this valuable information available – you have saved me time. I could not sign up to Shopify as it just kept on reloading page to SIGN IN and not create a new account – confusing. VigLink does not allow a new account sign up either.. Rakuten did not say if they charge to be apart of their affiliate prog and actually there is no sign up for that option. If you can help me with these three prog’s… Read more »
Hi! I would like to ask, since there are some outsourcing sites or free agents out there whom we could hire to do the research and create an article/blog for the niche selected for an affordable fee only, would this be acceptable for a WA member who doesn't have the knack for writing/blogging to hire a free agent and do the job (blogging) for him/her? And is there a way to find out and make sure that what the freelancer writes is not a duplicate of another article/blog?

- If I start earning on wealthy affiliate how do I do my withdrawals since I will still need to use PayPal and PayPal don't allow Nigerians to withdraw from there PayPal account and more so even if PayPal allow withdrawal for Nigerians wealthy affiliate might have a way of tracking who doing the withdrawals and the country he is withdrawing from. Seem to be in a fix right now. Pls apart from chris farrell are there trustworthy and cost-effective site for affiliate mentorship.


Yes, there is a lot to learn. I personally, have been willing to learn and do a lot of research in addition to the courses in WA to gain better understanding of things. I do that because I have the determination to not quit. I have been a member since 2015 and no, I have not had any earnings. However, I also recognize that I still have a lot of work to do and my inability to get some things completed sometimes can keep me from moving forward (like promoting via social media). But, I’m working on my own schedule going at my own pace and that is okay with me.
The next step? How will you communicate with people. Sharpe says that you need to decide on this early on. Will you blog? Will you use social media? Will you build a list by working with solo ad providers? Will you place paid advertisements? What will you do and how will you do it? What you must realize here is that you have to get really good at copy writing. The better you get at copy writing, the more success you'll find as an internet marketer.
You will get free hosting for 25 websites, full training to make money from your own website in your own niche, full support from Wealthy Affiliate team, latest updated training, weekly live training, keyword tool and so on all just by paying the premium membership fee of Wealthy Affiliate. You don't have to pay any extra fee for keyword research tool. There are not any hidden charges. The only additional charge you have to pay is for website domain which will cost $13 per year and about that also Wealthy Affiliate has already mentioned upfront. That's all.
You can do the marketing of anything through your that site. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to make the site in your own subject of interest, in your own niche and drive traffic into that site and making money out of it. So, that is not limited to anything. You use that site for any purpose, to market anything. That is why we have said through Wealthy Affiliate we can learn to earn from our own website, from the companies like eBay, Amazon Google Adsense etc., and many more. So, we have used "etc." and "many more" which means there are still much more things you can do. Hope now you understand.

The answer, at its basis, is largely what I convey in a great majority of my books about search engine optimization and online marketing. It all boils down to one simple concept: add tremendous amounts of value to the world. The more value you add, the more successful you become. Essentially, you have to do the most amount of work (initially at least) for the least return. Not the other way around.


Good to hear from you man. I couldn’t agree any more, continuous writing and not being rewarded for it in the ways you want can be very disappointing. I’ve never heard of Textbroker until now, I’ll make sure to give them a look, I’m glad you brought that up. Yeah, I was reading through a couple of your comments in this article and it sounds like WA had that direct linking system back when they were starting out, and then grew into blogging. Those are the two systems of affiliate marketing-one for direct linking and doing as many niches as you’d like, while the other WA claims is a “long term business” to stick to one niche and build out your links through articles, reviews, etc. Great points, WA does make it seem like you didn’t try hard enough to breach your success, and the same goes for the people there…
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2018 TL;DR Update: DO NOT promote Wealthy Affiliate. Sign up for a free trial, engage with the community and learn what you can before your access expires, but DO NOT GO PREMIUM. They are selling a fantasy built on a dying business model which serves only to benefit (no surprise here…) the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. You can glean some value from the trial, but do not invest in their training and by all means do not even consider building out any sites using their proprietary services. If you want to know why, then read on…
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Well after upsetting an “Ambassador” in live chat. I nave had my write access revoked by Admin in less than 24 hours of being a new member at Wealthy Affiliate. I cannot say that I’m disappointed as it was becoming quite tedious and stopping me from doing something more exciting. I can no longer edit my profile as Hugh Jarse or submit any new blog posts. However, I am still able to write and publish content at the free website. In any case, back to my proper job on Monday so no great loss. As far as I know the profile as I suspected will remain visible as they don’t want to be seen losing members.

Hi Craig, I’m just a beginner in affiliate marketing and your post make me think again about the all the process. Yeah, for a beginner, you always tempted by the amount of money another people already made and really wish to achieve a successful after one night. Nowadays, we are all enticed by “instantly money” and forget about it’s only a tip of the iceberg. It’s really a painful process, only trial-and-error will help me.
The answer, at its basis, is largely what I convey in a great majority of my books about search engine optimization and online marketing. It all boils down to one simple concept: add tremendous amounts of value to the world. The more value you add, the more successful you become. Essentially, you have to do the most amount of work (initially at least) for the least return. Not the other way around.

A key factor in the success of any direct marketing campaign is what industry experts refer to as a "call to action." That means direct marketing campaigns should offer an incentive or enticing message to get consumers to respond (i.e., act). A successful direct marketing campaign usually offers consumers a benefit, whether it is money off their next purchase, a limited-time coupon, or, for a nonprofit, an invitation to an event or discounted membership.
1. Nope, there is not any refund policy. That is why Wealthy Affiliate lets people to join free of cost and test the system in order to upgrade. But since you are from India, so you can't join free of cost and now you have only one way to join Wealthy Affiliate, that is by paying $49 and for that there is not any refund, either you join as our referral or not. But, if you join as our referral, then we will be inside there as your sponsor to guide you step by step to be successful from this system
Hi Craig – Correct me if I am wrong, but your information about not being able to access your website after going Premium is also misleading. Your domain name is your own and you can move it to any other hosting company. When you quit your hosting from any company — including Wealthy Affiliate — of course you can no longer access your site from there. You make it sound like your site is “lost” or somehow WA makes it “disappear” when in fact all you need to do is pay someone else to host it and move your domain. You will pay for hosting no matter what, it is often $25+ per month for not even as many features as are offered by Wealthy Affiliate. This means that for an additional $25 you can access on-going training on SEO updates, social media, and other necessary services. This seems like a deal to me. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate makes it sound easier than it is to get to the money, but I would rather that people figure out that they are not willing to do the work for a $49 loss than for a $300-$1000+ loss as is the cost of other programs.
If you put 10 hours a day in to a business then expect to make money sooner that if you put in 10 hours a month. I am probably preaching something that most of these people will never learn because they will leave wealthy affiliate and go chase another shiny object, and another, and another until they finally realise it takes time to build any business.
It sounds like you are a very savvy internet marketer Craig so now I have real suspicions as to why you with all your experience could only get one referral. I have to wonder what Carson is doing working with 25 Information Techies on a daily basis are they stealing their customers referrals? I am aware that IT professionals know how to create backlinks etc and my next question is what else do they do with peoples sites that have been left because their premier memberships were not updated.
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Why do you want to get into affiliate marketing? Is it solely to make money? Do you have a desire (or already possess the skills required) to build a website that people will want to visit, learn from, purchase from, etc? Are you willing to build the best website imaginable for your chosen vertical? What skills can you contribute and do you have any leverage points that could make you competitive, e.g., writing, web design, seo, video creation, free time, and/or a strong desire to learn and work hard?
This is a great list. I need to bookmark this article. Thanks for sharing! I have been making money through Commission Junction using my own blogs. But you should make CJ at the first of the list as it is more promising than Shareasale affiliate program. Because you’ll be easier to find certain products and affiliate marketing programs that fit your blog niche CJ. There are various product types from tons of advertisers you can find on CJ to choose from.
The Internet has made it easier for marketing managers to measure the results of a campaign. This is often achieved by using a specific website landing page directly relating to the promotional material. A call to action will ask the customer to visit the landing page, and the effectiveness of the campaign can be measured by taking the number of promotional messages distributed and dividing it into the number of responses. Another way to measure the results is to compare the projected sales or generated leads for a given term with the actual sales or leads after a direct advertising campaign. Some companies use conversion rate as a key metric while others use revenue as the key metric.
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