Tom, I think they’re business model is based upon luring in the non-internet-savvy desperate unemployed worker and the retiree. It is a shame that they’ve been able to continue extorting money from folks, but in time they’re pump and dump scheme will eventually be exhausted. More social proof of their racket will emerge on blogs and social media, and they’re ownership over the search results for ‘wealthy affiliate review’, ‘wealthy affiliate scam’, etc, etc…will begin to slip. As Google and search continues to mature and evolve, their dying business model will continue to erode.
I hope you found thisWealthy Affiliate review to be helpful as I put a lot of time into this, but if I didn’t answer a question you have, feel free to comment below, and I will try to give you the best answer I can. The bottom line is, Wealthy Affiliate is the absolute best place I have ever seen to get the training and all the tools you’ll ever need in one place. Plus, if you sign up using my affiliate link, I will personally provide 1 on 1 coaching for you. At the very last, you should consider signing up for the free membership first and just see what you think. If you’re serious about growing an online business, my guess is you’ll be more than satisfied.

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.
Although they have a specific skill-set based on proven direct marketing techniques, directed by the goal of motivating prospects to take a specific action[22], they also require a general and branding advertising focus on making current and potential customers feel a certain way about the product or service, and need the creativity shown in work such as "Don't treat your puppy like a dog" (Ralston Purina dog food)[23] or the "Pick-UPS" portion of 1-800-PICKUPS.
Platforms like Upwork or Fiverr are completely different than Wealthy Affiliate. In Upwork or Fiverr, you work for others to complete their tasks. The content you write there will give you some income but a very little compared with your hard work. However, Upwork, Fiverr are also not bad at all, but you need to have lots of competition there with other members to earn a good income.
Just a slight correction, Eurgene. I didn’t actually cancel my membership, I just simply had my write access taken away. Technically I am still a member and I still receive monthly commissions for the small number of Premium referrals I still have, which has been steadily declining and is now at just two members. I am on a yearly membership, though, and that runs out soon, so I might cancel then.
Hi Amol, You can’t really expect to make it as an affiliate without a blog, e.g., content strategy. You don’t necessarily need to ‘blog’, but you would need to continually add new content – whether it be evergreen content, product pages with detailed descriptions, etc. WA basically attempts to show you how to manage a WordPress site, how to get it ranked and options for monetizing it.
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.
WA is offering a deal for $299/year. Since they offer keyword and SEO training (and you can get I think 25 websites as a premium member), doesn’t it make sense to use their platform for hosting? I’m a newbie, and planning to start writing content for affiliate marketing (I have no illusions) as well as start a website for a copy editing/proofreading biz. I work full time so I plan on spending the months needed to practice writing blog content and building a business website (yes, using their hosting, since the price is right). Why wouldn’t I host with them, given that they use WordPress? Thanks for your insight!
About earnings, it depends upon a time you can manage to build your website by learning the Wealthy Affiliate lessons. For example, if you can write 4-5 contents/articles per week, then you can get a good amount of traffic within a month and after 2-3 months you can apply with affiliate programs like Amazon, eBay or apply with advertisement networks like Google AdSense and start to make money. So, it depends upon how much time you can manage. More time means more money.
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.
The entire reason I created this site is because as an affiliate marketer, I started getting upset with the lack of ethics and misinformation being spread from MANY affiliate marketers, especially as it pertains to the “make money online” niche. So many online marketers out there promise you quick easy money if you just sign up and pay for this or that. Quite frankly, I’m sick of it. Growing an affiliate marketing business is just like starting any other business – it takes time, effort, and a lot of trial and error. I won’t get into it here, but if you’d like you can read my honest article about how long it takes to earn a full-time living with affiliate marketing.
You can read about it in the ripoff reports or on SBI site or in the public record. They lost the lawsuit and waiting for the judge to rule on damages. Probably a hefty award of cash to the damaged party and an order to remove all the fake reviews. Since training people write fake reviews bashing products and programs they never used is the gist of their marketing plan (just dirty) they will likely lose alot of members. SBI they had some actual studies done with interesting results that totally debunk WA claims. I think those are on the site

It’s a very clever con: Tell all members that WA is the best way to make money online, tell them to tell the whole world that too, get them to all help each other in the hope of some kind of reward, and suppress any negativity. What you end up with then is a site that appears on first look to be the best thing that has ever happened to anyone wanting to make lots of money online, but which in reality turns out to be a big disappointment.


Direct marketing occurs when businesses address customers through a multitude of channels, including mail, e-mail, phone, and in person. Direct marketing messages involve a specific “call to action,” such as “Call this toll-free-number” or “Click this link to subscribe.” The results of such campaigns are immediately measurable, as a business can track how many customers have responded through a message’s call to action. (See also Reply Marketing)
If you are from Nigeria and if you have friends outside of Nigeria, then you can sure ask them to help you to join Wealthy Affiliate by clicking the link as provided in our review as above. Once you registered in Wealthy Affiliate, you can continue work in it and log in from any countries, means from Nigeria as well. It is only banned to join from Nigeria. Once people join it, they can log in from any where.
Where consumers have a right of withdrawal (the consumer's right to resend any goods to the seller, or to cancel the order for services, within a certain time limit and thus annulling the sale), the marketer should inform them of the existence of this right, how to obtain further information about it, and how to exercise it. Where there is an offer to supply products to the consumer on the basis of "free examination", "free trial", "free approval" and the like, it should be made clear in the offer who will bear the cost of returning products and the procedure for returning them should be as simple as possible. Any time limit for the return should be clearly disclosed.
Anyone who knows how to search for things on Google can uncover more useful information, and in less time, than interacting with the WA support community, which means the only useful things you have access to are the training vids which are passable, but not fantastic. The other selling point with going premium is the higher referral fee, but what good is that if you only sell a handful of WA memberships per year?
20. eBay Many marketers don’t even know that eBay has an affiliate network. eBay has now been online for over 20 years. The eBay Partner Network provides first class tools, tracking and reporting. There are also over a billion listings on eBay at any one time to choose from so you can find some items you won’t find anywhere else on earth. Including electronics, fashion stuff, home goods and collectibles.
Amazon is the largest affiliate site that offers numerous advantages to sellers and affiliates alike. With more than one and a half million sellers, this is the perfect place for beginners to start affiliate marketing. This site is also an excellent option for advanced affiliate marketers who can create custom tools and websites that have APIs and as well as Amazon implementations. As a beginner, you will need some form of a platform where you can promote your products. The most common way of doing this is through your blog or website.

As a quick follow up, I just received exactly the same email from WA regarding the second free website that I built a little while after joining as a free member. Also received several emails from them promoting their Black Friday offer of discounted membership. The price was a bit more realistic but still wouldn’t encourage anyone with an ounce of common sense to sign up. Incidentally, it seems that as I am still a free member, I am still able to have 2 free websites which I can create at my leisure. ?


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.

Don't try to mislead people. WA hasn't banned the old member. They only ban new people to join from certain countries so that they can make their platform spam-free. It would be bad if they have banned their members, but they haven't. You are saying WA has banned people only from poor countries because WA thinks they can't pay the membership fee. Well, that is a completely wrong statement. WA has banned only 7 countries and those are India, Nigeria, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Egypt. Everyone knows these countries are not so poor, even some of them are rich countries. There are lots of countries poorer than these countries which haven't banned by WA. And, what's wrong if someone bashes the scam companies and promotes some legit companies? Who tells you scam revealing sites should not promote any particular program? If scam revealing sites don't promote anything, who will give them money to operate their site?


All direct marketing communications must include some method with which to track responses. A call to action might direct customers to call a specific number exclusive to that campaign, or to click on a link to a website with a landing page that exclusively handles responses from a given campaign (See also Post-Click Marketing). Direct marketers use the response-rate data to gauge how effective their communication is, and whether or not it needs to be changed for the next release. Such data is not only used to adjust the immediate campaign, but is also coordinated with data from other campaigns in order to present the direct marketing team with a better overall picture of their target markets. The data can then be used to more effectively optimize communication for specific market segments.
Affiliate programs are arrangements where an online merchant that’s selling products pays an affiliate website a commission for any sales generated from their referral traffic. The affiliate website places affiliate links pointing to the merchant’s site to track transactions. Each agreement between an affiliate and a merchant features the commission structure and payout information.
Wow. This was very well done. I learned so much and I've been on the site for a month. You did an excellent job explaining how the program works and its nuances. Thank you for the updates on banned countries. I'm sure I did not know the challenges WA faced in other countries. The service needs to stay available to everyone. I will certainly follow your in the future. Thanks.
I see a few complaints here and I actually did the same sort of research before joining Wealthy Affiliate.  I even remember reading a report like this.   What I did find is that it was easy to make a decision on whether or not to try it after reading mostly positive reviews and reading a few negative reviews on here from what appears to be competitors and those that maybe had a bad experience for one reason or another.  I see some said their write access was cut off and I think that can happen if you get reported for spamming others within the community.  There is no spam allowed at WA which is nice.
If you can provide 3 to 5 hour per day, then within 2 months you can learn every lessons of Wealthy Affiliate. After that you can discontinue your membership. While doing so, you can change the hosting of your website to any other hosting provider from Wealthy Affiliate. So, if you change the hosting of your website which you will create in Wealthy Affiliate by following lessons, you will not have any problem. As we have described to "Parvez" just above of this comment, Wealthy Affiliate will teach you every professional skills of online work industry such as making money from your own website by creating it in your own subject of interest, making tons of referrals in any online work companies, learning skills to earn from Amazon, eBay, Google Adsense etc. After you learn these all, it is only necessary to continue Wealthy Affiliate membership for hosting of your website which member of Wealthy Affiliate will get for free of cost. But, if you want to discontinue your membership, then you can change the hosting of your website from WA to any other hosting provider and simply discontinue your membership WA.
Some countries are blocked by Wealthy Affiliate only to join as free member in order to increase security measures. You can find the list of those countries and the reason to block them within our review as above at last paragraph. If you belong to one of those countries, then also you can still join Wealthy Affiliate directly as premium member by paying $47 and will get all facilities and features which all premium members in WA will get. However, if you don't belong to one of those countries, then contact us again by mentioning the name of your country and the problem that you are facing while trying to register in WA.
I have heard of Muncheye, and I gave it a good look some time ago, but really never thought about going back to it. It’s a landmine to say the least, there’s a lot of information and continuous repetition of pushing out new material and more make money online products. I mean, I know marketing is always changing, but c’mon how many more need to keep showing us how to make money online right? Funnel creation is a whole other game in its own, and yeah it’s the motto that “funnels are the next big thing” and that websites can no longer do it. However you look at it, everyone needs a motto, a hook, an attention grabber that needs to make them standout and persuade others how awesome their own system is.
As far as using WA as a registrar and web host, that is not advisable. As the old saying goes, you never want to have all of your eggs in one basket, and it’s extremely important that you retain complete control over all of the moving parts involved with running an online business, i.e., hosting, domain, dns, email, etc. WA’s hosting services are very canned and restrictive – negating a lot of the flexibility and extensibility which is the beauty of WordPress. As a beginner, you may not recognize these limitations early on, but if you begin to succeed and start looking at ways to improve your online presence, you will undoubtedly realize that WA’s hosting services are less-than-mediocre. Those who are using WA’s hosting and are running successful sites are members who’ve been online for probably 6-8 yrs or more and are deeply indexed.
This is really very useful post. Actually I want to know about the website which provides high commission on data feeds. I have a plan to build an affiliate website but don’t want to work with affiliate networks. They eat lot of time and efforts that’s why i am searching such kind of services which can provide me affiliate data on some commission share basis. I have checked many that type of websites but except one I didn’t get any website which offer handsome commission. Few months before I found a UK based website named as RevGlue which provides UK… Read more »
Azam Marketing’s network enables advertisers to promote their products and services to over 325 million people via 29,000 affiliates, influencers, emailers and bloggers we have built relationships with since the 1990s. This includes the option of reaching out to millions of visitors, followers and subscribers via Azam Marketing’s internal websites, social media assets and opt-in email databases.
Azam Marketing’s network enables advertisers to promote their products and services to over 325 million people via 29,000 affiliates, influencers, emailers and bloggers we have built relationships with since the 1990s. This includes the option of reaching out to millions of visitors, followers and subscribers via Azam Marketing’s internal websites, social media assets and opt-in email databases.
About earnings, it depends upon a time you can manage to build your website by learning the Wealthy Affiliate lessons. For example, if you can write 4-5 contents/articles per week, then you can get a good amount of traffic within a month and after 2-3 months you can apply with affiliate programs like Amazon, eBay or apply with advertisement networks like Google AdSense and start to make money. So, it depends upon how much time you can manage. More time means more money.
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. 
I set out to be one of the few that would try and promote WA in a unique way, but after a few months there I began to grow more disillusioned with the product and found that it would be harder to sell because I am not going to bullshit anyone. I think it’s a decent value as long as someone enters into their membership with realistic expectations and are not in a period of financial desperation. They do provide a pretty comprehensive nuts and bolts breakdown of how to do WordPress and basic IM practices, but I think anyone who is serious about IM will find that they will quickly outrgow WA within their first year.
So far so good. No way? What a shame. I’m wondering if these “experts” even are aware of checking their own plugins, not to say they have the Alexa widget themselves but it goes to show that they’ll say anything to please people. There are people with knowledge at WA but sometimes I wonder what and why some of the responses to people are so vague or so general, while others don’t make complete sense at all. I’ve had my fair share of people replying with off centered comments and they normalize everything with no real answers. It’s bizzare. So much shiny object syndromes.
Exactly, a profit ready website in 30 seconds, you will get good traffic yeah yeah yeah no. And I saw under a title like “How much money could you earn?” It said 100 clicks a day for example but who on Earth thinks their website will CONSISTENTLY get people on a day to day and month to month basis of clicks and clicking their link to the website they are promoting, maybe like the top 1% of websites in WA get CONSISTENT traffic, and like the top 10% of websites in the world but 99% are dead websites as soon as they’re made. You’d be lucky if you get 10 people CONSISTENTLY coming back. But if they buy the product why come back again? Plus if they broke it for example they’d just go to the website you’re promoting not yours to click the link LMAO.

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?
I’m just getting started in IM, no, actually what I should have said is I’ve just started reading up on what IM is….for what i see in WA, I cant get my head round to seeing a tangible product. Craig here is a clever writer, giving you the “i’m a good guy” by telling you it’s not plain sailing, this much is true – he gets you nodding your head saying to yourself – see, I knew some of the make money stuff wasn’t going to be easy, he gets you to agree that it can be fruitful but you gotta get the work done, then he drops in his link with an offer to help you. Craig is a good wordsmith and based on what he has written here and with his link drop in, I would be more likely to sign up under his link than many other reviewers, why ?….because he’s doing it right by telling you the way it is, and he’s in business to make money. Nothing at all wrong with giving some honest advice and saying, hey, if you’re going to sign up, do it as one of my downlines. Now, to post this, I need to add my email address, good work Craig, your list now has one more added. All the best from Bonnie Scotland.
Wealthy Affiliate is also an excellent place for those who want to have everything they will need in one place. From market research tools to web building tools to domain registration, website hosting, website backups, site security, and much more, it’s all in one place. AND all of those tools come with complete step-by-step training videos as well as a support community that can help you if you’re having trouble. If you don’t want to pay 10 different companies for 10 different services you’ll need to run your business, sign up with Wealthy Affiliate to get it all in one place. Wealthy Affiliate literally provides absolutely everything you’ll need to succeed with your online business.
I canceled my Premium Membership now after 1 year. Today I wanted to sign in as a free member, but they give me no access. Only 2 Websites which I have paid for, I can transfer this in the next 30 days… But unfortunately, I will get the EPP Code for 1 website on my email address which is a host on WA. I wrote now Kyle and hope that he will send me the code or give me 1-day access to my Email Hosts there. That is very strange what they do. But I think I have to subscribe for 1 Month to get this 🙁
If you want the full story, you can check out my about me page (it’s a pretty cool story if I may say so myself). The short version is that I got started with affiliate marketing back in 2009 and was able to go full-time in 2011. I now own more than a dozen websites in several different niche industries. You can see a listing of most of my sites at RogersConcepts.com.
The allure of so-called internet riches is nothing new. At every bend and turn in a gauntlet of online gurus, you'll find internet marketers looking to hype up this supposed dream of making money online or earning passive income while kicking up your feet and letting the cash roll in. While internet marketing doesn't quite work that way, in that you actually do have to put in the work, it isn't too difficult to separate the proverbial men from the boys when it comes to the real online earners.
One thought would be to dispute any credit card payments to WA you may have made where you feel they did not provide the service promised. I believe you may have up to 180 days to make a dispute. Your credit card company will handle the dispute on your behalf and make a determination. I’m not an expert or lawyer but you may be able to get the month’s payment back where they shut your promised services out. Just a thought. Good luck!
If you are from Bangladesh, then you can't join Wealthy Affiliate as a free member, but can join as a premium member. If you don't have money for that, then you can work in other companies first and make money and use that for WA about which we have explained in detail within this post:- newsonlineincome.com/2015/05/30/how-to-earn-money-online-without-investment/
Thank you for your deep insight. I was looking for someone like you who would state the true. I did take notice about the “fishiness” of the site as soon as I got in; you need to “buy” comments, feedback and what not? How can that be of assistance to anyone? Of course, you can change your “magic money” for USD… It is not ethical for them to play with the desperation of the people.
Many direct marketing companies belong to self-policing associations which actively discourage fraudulent or invasive use of their databases. Legitimate direct marketing firms also typically offer methods through which individuals can “opt out” of advertising lists by request. In the United States, the national “do not call list” is one example of successful industry regulation. That list, which is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission, allows individuals to permanently opt out of targeted phone solicitations.
Sure and 100% you can view those videos as many times as you like. They have provided lessons step by step, but when you don't understand any of those lessons or want to go back to previous lessons, you can switch over and repeat the courses as many times as you like. More than that, they also provide live training every week and if you miss those live training, then also you can see those recorded version anytime you want, as many times as you want. So, that is completely flexible. More than that, if you join Wealthy Affiliate by clicking the link as provided in our Wealthy Affiliate review as above, then we will be your sponsor to help and guide you as long as you need inside the Wealthy Affiliate. So, you don't have to be worried.

Well if you can travel out of Nigeria, then that would be the best option because once you join WA from another country, then after that even you can log in and work from Nigeria without any problem. It is only banned to registered from Nigeria. Actually, many people from Nigeria has already joined WA by asking their friends and families outside the country to help them to join WA.


In most countries, customers also have the right to unsubscribe to unsolicited catalogs and to block bulk emails from their in-boxes. A number of anti-spam and anti-tracking initiatives are also prevalent online. Customers cannot usually completely prevent targeted marketing, but they can often do a lot to help keep the information stored on them in check.
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