Hello sir/s: I just want to ask this question. Since I am from the Philippines we know that the free membership is not available in my country. So, if I want to test the water so to say, I have to avail of the premium membership. If I joined and paid for premium membership and quit after a month for some reason, like maybe feeling it was not cut out for me, I will lose all my rights to use the websites I have put up using the WA platform during that time I was a member, is that right? What if later on I decided to reinstate my premium membership, can I regain the very same websites that I've used before using the WA platform? Your response is well appreciated.
Thanks for this very true review. I just canceled WA after about five months with them. I started to smell BS and how dated the training was. I am grateful for learning a bit of stuff because I was a beginner. After canceling, you can not get access as a free member. I will not be back and warn anyone looking into it. It is way to pricey, and their websites are not anywhere close to competing with other websites out here. If you were a real beginner, then do it for two months. Learn the knowledge and apply it somewhere else.
You’ll want to use email, blogging, and social media tactics to increase brand awareness, cultivate a strong online community, and retain customer loyalty. Consider sending personalized emails to past customers to impress or inspire them -- for instance, you might send discounts based off what they’ve previously purchased, wish them a happy birthday, or remind them of upcoming events.
WA is a decent program. It’s no magic bullet solution for making money online, but it provides members with a simple road map for how to go from zero to making a couple of bucks. For a guy like me, it doesn’t have a lot to offer beyond providing me with some warm fuzzies I get from helping some of the noobs out, but I think for anyone looking for an easy-to-follow means of understanding IM, it could be a good value.
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.
WA has banned few countries to join as a free member only to make their system secure. Actually, until 2014, none of the countries have been banned by WA. But, WA keep on facing lots of hacking, cheating and several problems specially from those countries. They try lots of ways to make their system secure, but people from those countries always find new ways to hack and attack the WA server. So, after letting everyone to join as a free member from 2005 to 2014, they ultimately decide to banned certain countries which were making them major problem at the end of 2014. Philippines falls under such country, that is the only reason they have banned it. Actually, they are still trying to unbanned all those countries because WA is losing clients from those countries. But, safety comes first. So, in order to make WA secure, they finally decide to banned those countries and let them join only as a premium member because those who join as a paid member, they can be easily track down if they ever try to hack the WA server. So, if you are from Philippines, you can only join as a premium member. WA knows that every people from those countries are not bad. But also due to some people, unwillingly WA has taken this step. So, it is not a discrimination. WA itself is losing revenues which it can generate from those countries. It is only for safety purpose. Sorry for your inconvenience.
Professionally I have been a practicing primary health care provider for just about 30 years. The one thing I will not do as a WA member is review a healthcare-oriented website done by individuals who are not professionals. I recognize the knowledge I have acquired over 40 years is so ingrained in me I’d find it hard to sort out “common” knowledge from “trained” knowledge; hence, I believe my review of their websites would be unfair. Sort of like a judge who has personal knowledge of a matter, reclusing themselves from hearing a case. Now if someone asked me, in my professional status, to critique a healthcare website…that’s a horse of a different color. My educational background makes me very confident in my professional life BUT in the area of website development, not so much.

I’ve been part of WA off and on for a few years. Every time I think about leaving the one thing that keeps me there is Jaaxy. They now offer a “lite” version of Jaaxy as part of the membership. (not the trial 30 searches but a version you can use every month as much as you like) I don’t know how else I would find good keywords (besides google itself which doesn’t give numbers). If I were to pay for hosting AND Jaaxy outside of WA it would cost me more than the membership for WA. Any suggestions?
I was told by Nathaniell, on a pretty good site that I thought was legitimate, that I could enhance my existing site by adding marketing for products related to my already niche field of Kitchen Design, and get paid for it! Silly me! I thought it was somewhat curious that I could go to a company like Design Within Reach, and ask them if I could market for them, and have them pay me. I didn't see how this could work. There was some kind of program partnership that wasn't fully explained. So after much resistance I signed up with a backup email to try it out for 7 days, and see if I could learn as much as I could. 
You may be able to convert a few Facebook friends, or your mom, but you will not succeed as a Wealthy Affiliate ‘affiliate’ if you choose their WA Bootcamp as your niche. They’ll lead you to believe that you will, and while you could . . . it’s what I consider to be a very advanced niche which only experienced or uber-motivated IM’ers should pursue.
I’ve been spending over 2 hours reading most of the comments. Great content really although it didn’t really get me any further. I got a yearly paid membership and at least I’ll finish it. Craig, you’ve said since 2015 up to this year you’d write an article about “the alternatives” of WA and sure, you seem like a great guy, but when will i get to read this article? duhh. Some disgusting practices of WA are a huge turn off now but I’m kind of a slow learner and having a community and a step by step way to learn to start an affiliate website is bringing me “from nowhere to finally somewhere” and if you know any platform with a community that can do that better than them then I’d be glad to know which one. Of course thanks to you and other comments I now lower my expectations and know that the faster i’ll be done with the basic there and then feel more self-confident the quicker I’ll leave and go for something more authentic and efficient but what exactly would that be?
Wow what a lot of information - loved the wee video by the way. I've been looking at Wealthy Affiliates on and off for a while now and the closer I get to retiring the more I need to make the leap. I've been put off by lots of the hype around some of the work from home / affiliate offerings but this review and other feedback from Wealthy Affiliates puts my mind at rest a bit. I'm also worried about internet security so, although disappointing that they have to do it, it's quite encouraging to know that the owners are across potential hacker and scammers even if it does mean banning whole countries.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) provides the complete training. The training provided by WA is complete to establish almost all kinds of online businesses. There are not only certification courses, there are also other lots of training provided by other expert members as well as you can get live webinar training every week from WA so that you will not miss out any latest updates. Once you become a premium member, you will have access to all of those trainings and, of course, hosting of 50 websites. So, definitely, it's worth. There are not any competitors who can provide the same service at $49. If you join other competitor programs, you have to pay at least around $2000 to $30,000 USD for upsells to get same training which here in WA you can get everything at $49. No upsells. Even the basic lessons are completely free.


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The 1.4 million members figure doesn’t even make any sense. If WA had 1.4 million active users it would be totally unusable. The “classrooms” there would just be far too busy to keep track of. And aren’t all members automatically set to follow Kyle? According to his WA profile, he has 365,319 friends. So there are 1,034,681 members that don’t follow Kyle?

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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 »
It is my opinion you may be discounting the significance of your background and assuming others, with no idea as to how to even start such a journey, would easily know how to begin. So, to me, WA jumps into the fray rescuing the neophyte, is it perfect? Nope, but they are highly successful in laying an effective foundation on which further study can be obtained. From my perspective, for their concerted effort, I give them a resounding applause!!!
I used to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Great fucken service. I made a mistake with theyre affiliate link. I put it in my first post about what happened after i lost my job. They probably thought i was self promoting. It was an honest mistake. Now, they have taken away my websites, my domains, i cant access theyre website. Ive sent them several emails asking W.T.,F. Do you call this professionalism? No explanation, no emails, nothing. They just abolished the work i put in, plus six months membership. The least they can do is offer me a fucken refund. Im beyond angry, as you have probably guessed by now .Im still waiting for Kyle to r espond, but im not holding my breath. The least they owe me is an explanation.I agree with you, its a lot of hard work. I didnt expect it to be this hard. If i was to do another W.A review, it would be a lot different to the million robotic reviews on Google. I now hate them with a huge passion. The only thing holding me back from unleashing , is a true passion for this industry, plus ive talked to some awesome and lovely people on W.A. The community are what keeps me going.
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