Hi Craig, I’ve recently signed up for wealthy affiliate and have upgraded my account to premium (I have been a premium member for 5 days now). I am now beginning to think that Wealthy Affiliate really isn’t what it is set out to be. It is very shady of them and unethical to gradually persuade people into promoting their own platform and having control over their domains and websites.

Ahmad, Great post and great information. I have some more specific questions for you relating to my personal company and how affiliate programs can tie into it. Is there a chance we could talk sometime soon? I think you may have the answers to several of my questions on whether affiliate marketing is what I am looking for or not. And if it’s not what I am looking for I think you can direct me in the direction I need to go.

Before accuse us that we only promote Wealthy Affiliate and declare all other platforms are scams, we suggest you to check our "Good and Trusted Online Works" page as well as "Promising Online Works" page through our website's navigation menu where you can find we have listed several kinds of online work companies, not only Wealthy Affiliate. So, it is not that we only promote Wealthy Affiliate. If we find some good companies, we recommend and promote those as well because if we promote more companies, we can earn more money. So, why do we only want to promote Wealthy Affiliate? If we find some good companies, always we say that is good and promote that because in that way we can make more money than saying that company is bad and promoting Wealthy Affiliate only. So, before accusing us, first of all think yourself generally and also navigate our whole website.


Well, if you’re into putting in the time for mere pennies, have you tried Amazon’s Mechanical Turk? If you’re into tedium and enjoy transcribing copy and/or correcting others’ grammatical faux pas, you should check it out. I wouldn’t buy that cabana on the beach just yet, but, hey, it’s a start, and if you put in a couple hours every day, you will probably make out better than with IM, and you can feel slightly superior to the guys with all the money asking you for help because they don’t know a homonym from a dangling participle. 😉
Sometime even you can make money from 200 people, however, if you can gain 20,000 traffic, then you can 100% earn money from those traffic because more traffic we have, we can earn more and Wealthy Affiliate teaches you everything to drive traffic by making website in your own subject of interest and also guide you to earn money from that. So, you never need to worry about picking niche after you join Wealthy Affiliate because it will teach you to earn from any niche, only you should have knowledge on that niche to write several articles. So, you can pick any subject in which you can think you can write some articles.

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…
Your WA review is by far the best one I’ve seen and it helped me to decide not to re new either so Thanks! One thing that drove me nuts was that any time I would enter my site dot com I could never reach my site from ANY device ( cell phone or computer) and would simply see an error message. Yet if I clicked on the link to my site from WA’s control panel I’d reach the site. This use to drive me crazy! I had no plug ins on my site yet and my upline the aforementioned One more cup of Coffee dude said he had no clue and suggested typing /wp-login.php after dot com to see if that would work. I asked why in the world would I have to add /wp-login.php or expect anybody else to do that when going to my site?
It is not Wealthy Affiliate who is deleting messages. It is actually us who are deleting specially your comment, not because it is negative, but you always place your comment putting link to promote website known as My24HourIncome and keep on spamming our several pages by putting negative comments with My24HourIncome links due to which we delete all those because you are here only to support My24HourIncome which we have declared as a bad website. If you scroll our website, you can also find lots of negative comments against us, but we don't delete those, but in your case you only don't post negative comments, but put the link to promote the website which we don't recommend and also keep on spamming our several pages. In this comment also you had put link of My24HourIncome which we delete instead of deleting your entire comment so that you know why we delete your previous comments and also to prove that our intention is not to hide anything by deleting your comments, but it is only to protect us from too much spam.
As a Wealthy Affiliate member, you can also make money free of cost just by placing the relevant comments on relevant website posts. You will find out the "Site Comments" feature within Wealthy Affiliate where you can earn some money by placing the comments on the different websites of different members. The Wealthy Affiliate members ask the comments so that they can get feedback on their post. However, you must place the relevant comment, otherwise, you will be banned. But providing relevant comment is not rocket science, so you can do it easily. You just have to read the article provided by the member and make the comment relevant to the content of that article.

I think early adopters would have been poised to see more success due to how search algorithms worked back around the time WA launched, in addition to there being a slightly less competitive landscape, but now…good luck. And even if you were to manage to get yourself to page one for a few different longtail WA searches, in the time it took to do that you’d probably have realized there were other more lucrative or interesting opportunities you could have pursued.
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?

After completion of this training, everyone can be established through their own online career and can earn a good income. These courses help both beginners (without any knowledge of online work) as well as advanced users who are looking for how to drive massive traffic to their website or marketing ideas to sell their products or other companies' products, or to get the direct referrals to their online work programs.
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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.
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The premium Wealthy Affiliate membership is where you get access to absolutely everything. If you’re serious about building an online business, I have never in my 8 years in this industry seen such an amazing community full of help, tools, and resources. I’ve been a member at several other online marketing sites, but this one blows the rest of them out of the water.
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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].
We also feel sorry for those countries who got banned by Wealthy Affiliate. However, in the past they did try many ways to get secure from those hack incidents. But nothing work. So, at last they come up with idea to let join people as premium members from those countries because once people make a purchase, it is very easy to identify them through their Paypal account or VISA or Master Credit cards.
But the main method that WA teaches these days – blogging about your favourite interest in the hope that some people will click your affiliate links and buy stuff – is a long hard road, and one that has a high chance of failure for a lot of people. But if you fail, WA will just say that you gave up too soon. What a convenient get-out clause for WA! If you succeed, WA takes the credit for showing you how to do it. But if you fail, it’s your own fault for giving up to early.
I have a question: I need to first register a domain name and on WA it is $13.99 for basic free membership. I’m not going to start with premium until after a lot of tutorials or researching or discovering the site and other sources. I feel that this hesitancy has always been required but a great impediment to my decisions. I’m too play it safe and I don’t know what to do to initiate a good quality blog or endeavor. I’m actually my worst enemy in many things.

Hey Karen, thanks for reaching out! You’d first have to get the small businesses to join a network like CJ, Shareasale, or Impact Radius. Once they are considered an affiliate merchant, you can find them in the platform and join their affiliate program. I don’t typically recommend affiliate for small businesses or artists, as you need a good amount of traffic to make any money. To make money quickly, I’d start by developing a website based on your expertise and personal brand, and selling a high-end consulting service to B2B clients. Feel free to check out my start here page or email course to get the details :). Thanks again for reaching out and hope to talk to you soon.
Sure you can earn money from Internet by working from home, anyone can do it. For it no need expert computer skills. If you have write this comment by yourself here, if you can operate Facebook, send emails, then you are all set to earn money online. On top of that, if you join Wealthy Affiliate by clicking our affiliate link as above within the review, then we will provide you full support and guide as long as you need to be successful from Wealthy Affiliate and Wealthy Affiliate itself provides the step by step video tutorial which anyone can understand very easily. So, if you want to earn real money online, then we suggest you to click the Wealthy Affiliate link above within our review and join it as our referral. You will never regret for this.
Yes, it costs money, but starting any business takes an investment. The key is to invest wisely, be frugal, and make sure you’re investing in the right things. With Wealthy Affiliate Premium you are literally getting absolutely everything you’ll need to start a successful business online. From the training to the web building tools to the website hosting, backup, security, and support – it’s all there in one place at a very reasonable price.

If you are not active, then you better join Wealthy Affiliate again using another email address through our referral link as above within our review. If you join Wealthy Affiliate as our referral by clicking our affiliate link as above within our review, then you will get 60% discount in your first month premium membership price as well as you will also get complete help, guide and support from us so that you can be successful from Wealthy Affiliate.
With that being said, I think that anyone who joins WA with the expectation they will make it big overnight is destined to fail. But, can we hang all of that on WA? Maybe, you don’t recall, but within the early training, the co-founder explains that your success will depend on you completing the training and putting forth the needed effort. I have seen many fall be the wayside because they do not put forth the effort and don’t complete the training. The want to move forward doing things ‘their way’ and they hardly put in any time working to build their business.
1. Yep, as a premium member, you create your own 25 websites through a single membership, but that only covers the hosting and SSL and other securities for your websites as well as live training per week to keep you upto date to grow your web business according to the market changes, but need to pay $10- $15 per year fee for each domain additionally.
As a Wealthy Affiliate member, you can also make money free of cost just by placing the relevant comments on relevant website posts. You will find out the "Site Comments" feature within Wealthy Affiliate where you can earn some money by placing the comments on the different websites of different members. The Wealthy Affiliate members ask the comments so that they can get feedback on their post. However, you must place the relevant comment, otherwise, you will be banned. But providing relevant comment is not rocket science, so you can do it easily. You just have to read the article provided by the member and make the comment relevant to the content of that article.
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.
This is the bait-and-switch that Wealthy Affiliate pulls on new members. It is called WEALTHY Affiliate, wealthy being a synonym of RICH. So, everyone who signs up is indeed hoping to be shown how to make a lot of money, then they get told: sorry, don’t expect to get rich any time soon. It’s kind of like signing up to Weight Watchers and then being told, “It’s going to take you ages to lose weight. You’ll probably stay overweight for a long time. But since you’re here, why don’t you pass the time by chatting to the other overweight people.”

Finally, if you’re only planning on “dipping your toes in the water” to see what affiliate marketing is all about, do not sign up for the premium membership. The free membership is more than enough for you to see what it’s all about. Premium membership should be reserved for those who are actually serious about building a real business for themselves. If you aren’t in this for the long-haul, there is no reason to waste your money.


Site Comments feature at Wealthy Affiliate allows members to get real comments and interactivity for their website posts and it's incentivized for members to earn cash credits for doing so. However, you have to become a certified commenter first for which you have to make at least 50 comments in a 30 day period. Once your those 50 comments get approved, then after that you will get $0.50 per comment you make and is approved. After 30 days, you will again have to provide 50 comments for free to remain as a certified commenter and this is on a rolling 30-day calendar. You also need to have minimum 80% approved comments and skip rate less than 20% to stay certified which means if you comment on 100 posts, at least 80 of them must get approved and if you find 100 posts to comment, then you can't skip more than 20 posts without commenting there.
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