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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I’m sure there are people making lots of money from affiliate marketing, but these probably tend to be people doing launch jacking. If you have no conscience and you want to earn lots of money, go for it. I’m sure it’s not actually that difficult to learn. Jeff Lenney has a blog post all about it. By the way, he’s the guy who got taken to court by WA for daring to write a negative review [Craig, feel free to remove that bit if you want].
I tried the WA free trial a couple of years ago and left quite unimpressed. I was particularly disgusted at the “negative review blog” and product bashing tactic that I see being recommended there. In other words, they want you to write negative reviews and trash every single product in the “Internet Marketing/Make Money Online/Biz Opp” niche and then subtly recommend Wealthy Affiliate towards the end of the review post.
Another drawback of Wealthy Affiliate is the delay in response by Kyle. Moreover, his response is far better than any other Work Home Business Companies' owner. We know that Kyle is busy because Wealthy Affiliate already has more than 100,000s active members who all want the help from Kyle, but also, he must figure out where it is urgent to help someone. Sometimes even we found that someone asked for help and community members gave him wrong information and Kyle was not there to correct it. So if you are not sure that the support from community members is authentic, then, it is better to ask Kyle in his profile or through private message section and wait till he replies before you move further on it.
It is active but you are unable to do any editing to your website or make any money with it unless you pay the premium membership fee. Do not quote me but I believe you have exactly one year after cancelling to renew or you can forget having the option of having your website back. Basically what I am saying is you are denied access until you pay your dues, isn’t that so kind of Kyle and Carson?!
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Thanks for your review of WA, I’d got alot out of what your review was. I’d had joined for free a few months ago and put it on the back burner and now I am out of a job and re looking at WA to create a online income. Got plenty of time to go thru the course now and not sure if I can join under you since I already have an WA account but would like to find a way to be under you as I feel I would get more help to be successful with you. You have been with WA for over a year, will you update your income with them? I would be interested in seeing how you are coming along with them now. PLEASE email me.
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