What Is The Wealthy Affiliate?



Facts speak louder than words – Learn more about the world’s greatest online internet business known as “Wealthy Affiliate” so you can make an educated decision to see if this is the right online business for you!




Before you proceed any further, please take a few minutes to watch the following video to see if you have what it takes to be apart of the Wealthy Affiliate Community!

At Wealthy Affiliate, we will never promise you thousands or millions of dollars by next month, but we will promise you success if YOU want to be successful!


My name is Wayne Webb and I would personally like to welcome you to my “Legitimate Online Business” page and the discussion we are about to have on Wealthy Affiliate and the life-changing experiences you are about to take on…







Wayne Webb – Online Business
Entrepreneur since 2003.


But first, let’s get one thing straight…

I don’t pull any punches, therefore I am going to be straight up with you and let you know if you’re after a quick buck, Wealthy Affiliate is not for you!


If you haven’t guessed it already, Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam. Scams simply do not last. Why? Because they have millions of online eyes watching them and the general public can’t report them quick enough if they don’t live up to their promises!


Do a Google search on Wealthy Affiliate, sure you will find scam headlines, but that is just to get your attention so you read the millions of successful entrepreneur stories about Wealthy Affiliate and how strong they have been going since 2005.


Online scams barely make 12 months before they are busted!


If however you are still interested and you’re looking for an online business that gives guidance, training, vision, lifetime friendships and success, then you have come to the right place!


So, before we even start and so you know what you’re up for, let’s get right into the costs:

Name: Wealthy Affiliate University
Price: Starter Membership = $0 (Join Here)
Price: Premium Membership = $49/month OR $359/year (Join Here)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Recommendation: 98 out of 100
Latest Update: Wealthy Affiliate Review From 2017
Who Does Wealthy Affiliate Cater For?: Newbies to Experts


Bonus: After reading this article on WA, at the end you will read about an additional 2 x bonuses I will be giving you if you decide to join us!


So let’s start off with probably the most burning question everyone wants to know… “How Long Before I Start Making Money”?

So let’s get right into it… Not only am I a very upfront and honest person (and that’s one of the things that drew me to Wealthy Affiliate… is they don’t beat around the bush, tell lies and BS to you!) Therefore, I’m going to give you the answer that you probably don’t want to hear: It All Depends On You!


Simple as that. I’m not going to fill you with BS and make promises that just don’t exist in the real world. I’m sure you’ve seen it all before, online business opportunities stating you will make $1,000 a day, or $10,000 per month, how about Join free today and make a 6 figure income in your first month, photos of “5 Story Mansions”, photos of “Lamborghini’s and Ferraris”, I’m sure you get the gist of what I’m on about…


And this is where I’m going to burst your bubble and send you right back to earth… It just ain’t gonna happen!!!  If these outrageous quotes were actually real, do you think there would be anyone in the world sweating their rear ends off in a 9 to 5 job??? Wouldn’t everyone be doing this if there was any truth in it??


But, it’s not all negative… Making money online is no myth, it’s actually a reality. There are hundreds and thousands of people making money online every minute of the day. Yet, there are also a lot of people losing money, all in a quest to make money online.


Here is a thought for you… How long does a new car dealership take to become profitable? How long does it take for a new bakery to become profitable? How long does it take for a new hairdressing shop to start making a profit?


The answer is always the same: It depends on you as the manager or the owner of your new business and how hard you are willing to work to make your business a success! But it’s very important you remember this… you will never be left alone in your journey!


Myself, the WA community, the owners Kyle & Carson will have your back all the way through your training, guiding you every step of the way till you are successfully running your own business and making an income for yourself (even then, we are still celebrating your successes and giving you support if you need it)


There are simply too many variables to give you the right answer. But it’s not all bad news, success normally happens faster online.


Another thought and more good news is an offline business will invest $20,000, $50,000, even up to $100,000 or more to launch their business while you can do it for $0 as a Starter Affiliate (I actually recommend that you take up the Starter Affiliate membership so you can get a feel of Wealthy Affiliate and what it has to offer and you’ll soon realise I’m not full of it).


Or, if you are ready to step up your earning and learning capability, you can take up the Premium Affiliate for $49 per month. That’s $49 per month x’s 12 months = $588 per year. Looks a hell of a lot better than the above figures when you own an offline business… agree? Even a Yearly Membership is only $359, that’s a further 39% saving.


These memberships are minus the stress of owning an offline business, minus the huge outlays of money, minus the stress of hiring and firing and minus the 9 to 5 hustle & bustle.


You can own and start your very own online business with Wealthy Affiliate minus all these stresses and given time and some hard work on your behalf (most members put in 7-8 hours per week and are some of the top earners in Wealthy Affiliate), you will soon realise that you are well on your way to that dream you never thought possible… Working from home, holidays, spending time with family and friends, paying out personal loans, paying out mortgages on homes and leading a life full of FREEDOM!


Join Here for $0 and put your credit card away, you won’t need it!


This is your future, make it “Successful” and “Don’t Ever Give Up”!


Pros & Cons of Wealthy Affiliate

The Pros:

  • Hosting: The hosting is top of the range. I’ve used cheap hosting before Wealthy Affiliate and all it did was cause drama after drama. The previous hosting sites I was involved in were very complicated and hard to use, my sites got hacked and I was slammed with spam. Since opening up a new website using WA hosting, I am so much happier, it is really easy to use and the number of tools and training I have access to is far superior to anything else I’ve ever seen or used.
  • Kyle and Carson: They are real people and they actually do exist on Wealthy Affiliate by participating in chat and are active within the community. I have personally contacted Kyle and he responded within 15 minutes. I love that the founders are available and they truly love what they do. And more importantly… they want you to succeed!
  • Live Video Classes & Boot Camp: These alone are worth the cost of membership. You will never find anything remotely close to the amount of detail and informative instructions on learning how to build an online business from scratch. These are truly awesome resources for growing your business and you get all of this for very little or no out of pocket expense, something you would never find in the real world!
  • Community: The community at Wealthy Affiliate is nothing short of amazing! The fact you have a group of people that are in the same boat as you is very reassuring. Not only can they relate to your circumstances as a newcomer, but you have long-term experts that are there for you and are more than happy to share their secrets. This alone is a huge motivator and the number of new friends you will make is another incentive to grow even more within your new business.


The Cons:

  • Overwhelming: At first you will be overwhelmed with a number of tools and information available to you when you join Wealthy Affiliate. But where else do you get such an abundance of information for $0? Even as a Premium member, you will literally be saving thousands of dollars in tuition fees or/and a new offline business.
  • WordPress Themes and Plugins: The themes and plugins you get through Wealthy Affiliate, are not much different than what you get for free at WordPress.org. But you still have to pay for hosting separately. And if you read my earlier comment, cheap hosting can be a bigger pain than what it’s worth. Therefore, if you are going to pay for good hosting, you might as well be a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member and get all the extra benefits that come with your membership all under one roof at a cheaper price.
  • Addictive: Well, this isn’t really a negative, if anything it should be under the Pro’s column. But expect to become very addicted to this business, to the point of getting quite a few stern looks from your partner for spending way too much time in front of your computer lol.


Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate

Comments from Kyle (Owner of Wealthy Affiliate)

ONE… I have insight like nobody else into what Wealthy Affiliate is, where we came from and why we have been able to create the longest standing and what I like to think, the most innovative Internet Business community online.

TWO… I am probably our biggest critic of Wealthy Affiliate and I continue to be to this day.  I know Wealthy Affiliate is not perfect, nothing is perfect.  When you know that you are never going to be perfect, it gives you something to work towards right? I honestly know where WA lacks, where WA is great, and what WA does really well as a whole.

LASTLY… Wayne cares what you think and he also cares about helping people. Because of this, we both want you to offer your comments below on this review should you have anything to say about Wealthy Affiliate, both good and bad. We both have tough skin and we want to prove the realness of this review by putting this out there.


What is the Wealthy Affiliate?

Kyle and Carson have combined 26 years experience in their chosen fields of Internet marketing, starting out independently before joining forces in 2005 to create Wealthy Affiliate.


In 2005 Kyle and Carson decided that they wanted to build a website that could help people make a living online. They wanted people to be able to do this without the worry of being scammed out of their hard-earned money. So the two co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate wanted to create a community of like-minded people who were all working towards the same goals in life… “Financial independence”, “Security” and “Self-Esteem”. They wanted to create a community where members could help and advise each other about what business strategies helped in the success of their businesses, and how they became successful in their chosen online passion.


Wealthy Affiliate is a company that is dedicated to helping people who want to earn a full-time living from the comfort of their own home. Wealthy Affiliate is a university style website that gives you the opportunity to build and run a successful business no matter what experience you may or may not have.


Kyle & Carson have put together a comprehensive step-by-step ‘Entrepreneur Certification Course that will teach you everything that you will need to know about building, developing and running a successful online business all from the comfort of your own home. It’s Wealthy Affiliate that bridges the gap between education, social networking, and technology.


You will also see Kyle and Carson frequently posting, chatting, helping others, uploading videos and continuously adding training and course modules within the community.


Wealthy Affiliate is a community that will take you in and make you feel like you are one of the family. A family so big, it is currently over One Million strong with new members joining every hour.


Want to know how to get started with Wealthy Affiliate? Please Click Here.


Why Being Apart Of The Wealthy Affiliate Community Makes Sense!

When you first came to this website, you obviously came here for a reason. Most people not only want to make money online, but they want to learn how to create a successful business online, and they also want to actually apply these newly learned skills into their own passion or product.


The program you will be using at Wealthy Affiliate is going to allow you to do this, regardless of whatever your background may be, your technical knowledge or your experiences.


If you know how to ride a bicycle, then you can build a business within Wealthy Affiliate! Don’t know how to ride a bike, then we will give you training wheels till you do know how to ride.


Here are some of the most common reasons why people love WA…

  • The ‘Getting Started Training’… process is completely SIMPLIFIED
  • Lots of Video Training, Tutorial Training, Classroom Training and Courses
  • Over 1 million helpful community members
  • 13 x Interactive Classrooms
  • Live & Interactive Help (even at 2 am in the morning!)
  • 2 x Beautifully Designed Websites… Absolutely Free!
  • State of the Art, Secure, Fast Hosting
  • Access to Industry Experts & Millionaires
  • Completely FREE to Get Started! (No Catches)


As it is completely FREE to join, you get access to all of the above for Zero Dollars. Wealthy Affiliate is the only program in the industry that allows a $0 startup fee, and there is a good reason for it….




… And if you don’t love it, by all means, come back here and leave me a nasty comment below.  That’s how confident I am, you will absolutely love your experience within Wealthy Affiliate!


Who can do Wealthy Affiliate?

Doesn’t matter if you’re completely green to internet marketing or a seasoned expert. Wealthy Affiliate has been built from the ground up to cater for all levels of marketers and entrepreneurs, from a brand spanking newbie to someone that is running an already successful business and wants to scale it to a whole new level.


When you get access to the member’s area you are quickly going to be immersed in the community and the thriving activity within the community. Just a word of warning though… “You will become very addicted”


Wealthy Affiliate does not discriminate towards anyone or anything. It caters for all levels of expertise, any age, and any country.  It is also compatible with iPad’s and mobile devices. So it doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you have a computer and a connection to the internet, you can start building your business, get all the training you need, and there is an abundance of help within Wealthy Affiliate… you only need to ask and you will have a response within minutes (most times within seconds).


Wealthy Affiliate’s Training & Tools

Training is a very important part of any successful business and at Wealthy Affiliate, we have every training course you will ever need.


Most likely you will want to know what training is available at Wealthy Affiliate. Joining Wealthy Affiliate is like starting your first semester at university (without the cost) and it’s hands-on. It has a massive amount of online training courses that are tailor-made to train people that are interested in various aspects of earning an online income. WA also teaches you the various ways that this can be done.



  • Live Weekly Training Classes
  • Question and Answer Topics
  • Organized
  • Classrooms Relating to Specific Topics
  • Interactive Topics & Discussions
  • Video Training & Tutorial Training
  • Task-Based Courses


The first 10 lessons of the 2 x main training courses members take at Wealthy Affiliate are listed below. Remember level 1 of both training courses are available to you when you open your Free Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.


Running an Online Business

Below is the Online Entrepreneur Certification course – Getting Started (Level 1) each level has 10 lessons and I have listed the first 10 lessons below so that you can see exactly what you will be learning in level 1.






Getting Started

• Understanding How To Make Money Online

• Choosing A Niche

• Building Your Website

• Setting Up Your Website

• Getting Ready For SEO

• Finding Content Ideas From Keywords

• Understanding Website Pages And Building Your First 3 Pages

• Creating Quality Website Content

• Congratulations And Your Next Steps


Becoming an affiliate marketer

Both Kyle & Carson have also put together a comprehensive step-by-step ‘Affiliate Bootcamp Training Course‘ that will take you by the hand and guide you in the process of building, developing and running an online affiliate marketing business.

Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp – Starting Your Foundation (LEVEL 1) each level has 10 lessons and we have listed the first 10 lessons below so that you can see exactly what you will be learning in level 1.

Getting Rolling

• Get Your Domain, Get your website

• Getting Your Website Organised

• Creating A Scaleable, Idea Friendly Website

• Take A Break, Catch Up, Learn More

• Writing Out Themed Content

• Getting Your Comment Engine Ready

• Adding Reviews To Your Site

• Leveraging Content From WA On Your Site

• Putting The Idea Engines To Work


Within WA, there are many other training courses available for you to learn from, and more are been added every day. The greatest thing about the training courses is that they are not only written by the owners of WA, but the WA members contribute as well. So you are getting hands-on training from some of the most leading marketing entrepreneurs there is.


Create your own training

Once you have been a premium member for 3 months in WA, you can start writing your own training courses from your own experiences in online marketing. And the best thing about writing your own training courses is you can actually get paid by Wealthy Affiliate when people use your training. The better the training, the more money you will earn.









It takes a community to create a successful story

Live Chat and support at Wealthy Affiliate is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where community members hang out together and talk about what business techniques are working best, and what business techniques are not working.


Members also use Live Chat to ask questions that they may need help with. Long-term members also use Live Chat to help new members who are just starting out and need a helping hand with their first website.


So no matter what time of the day or night, even at 2 am in the morning, there is always a member available to help you find the answers to your question.


Every topic imaginable is discussed in live chat. Topics like website issues, writing content, inserting videos & links, SEO and so many more topics are discussed every single day.


This is what you get at Wealthy Affiliate with the live 24/7 Community and Support System:


  • Live, 24/7, 365 days of chat
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Live Question & Answers
  • Private 1-on-1 support with me
  • Private access to community experts

The community within WA will never make you feel alone and you will never feel like you are in the dark.


Not only will you have help from me and the community, but you will also have help from the CEO and founder of Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, that’s right… Kyle actually takes the time to help people out, and I can definitely vouch for that, as he has spoken to me directly on a number of occasions. Kyle has well over 15 years of experience and has a lot of things to share and a lot of insights that will help speed up your path to success.


How often do you hear of that happening in the real world, let alone in online marketing??


What sort of work will you be doing at Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate has led the way since 2005 in earning an income online and the place to be for creating a new business, new career and/or extra cash. But most people in this day and age find it hard to believe in what they cannot see and what they know nothing about.


There are many ways you can earn a revenue online, but within Wealthy Affiliate, there are literally 100’s of different avenues you can take in earning money.


The last thing I want to do is bamboozle you with an overload of directions, so instead, I will simplify things for you by showing this simple diagram:


After you have joined Wealthy Affiliate, you will be given two choices…

  1. You can either follow your passion, like helping people to lose weight or teaching anyone how to build their own PC, it can be whatever you want.  There are literally MILLIONS of potential paths you can take.  This is going to be your starting point and the initial training course is going to show you how to take your passion and turn it into a full-time business within the online world.
  2. Don’t have a passion you can think of? No problem, Wealthy Affiliate can choose for you. We also have an affiliate boot camp with a predefined topic that you can build your business from.  This training is a complete walkthrough, starting with the very basics and there is no experience necessary.


So What Are The Costs Associated With Joining Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate has two memberships you can choose from Starter Membership: $0

Premium Membership: $49 per month and/or $359 per year

Or as Special Offer: Pay just $19 for your first month as a Premium Member. (This offer will be available to you after you join as a Free Member)


Wealthy Affiliate Starter:
The free starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate is designed to give you access to all most everything that the Premium Membership offers you for the first 7 days after you sign up for your free.


Please Note: When your 7-day trial finishes and you choose not to upgrade to a Premium Membership, you will continue to be a Free Member. Remember… No credit card details recorded or any other personal payment information kept on file. This is totally within your control and the choice is yours to upgrade whenever you are ready!


Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Membership includes access to live chat, over 500 training & video modules, three classrooms, networking, being able to leave comments and interact with other members, two free websites, access to the keyword tool, and much, much more.


In fact, I encourage you to start for free.  I would rather you see for yourself before investing any of your own money.


Premium Membership:
This is the true all-inclusive platform if you are even remotely interested in getting serious when it comes to an online business.


Wealthy Affiliate Premium was created and designed to remove any other costs associated with your day to day activities as a website builder or internet marketer. This also includes but not limited to… Annoying and additional hosting fees, keyword tool fees, website building fees, paying for professional help and mentoring, writing and editing tools, domains, live events, searching the internet tirelessly for answers to your questions, getting access to the correct training you specifically need and the list goes on. But with Wealthy Affiliate, you don’t have to worry about any of this, because it’s all included within your Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership, all into one single and affordable price.


Once you have joined as a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member, you will never buy another guru or e-book, internet scam, or expensive online success story again.


Absolutely EVERYTHING you need is in within your Wealthy Affiliate back office, including the 1-on-1 expert help from real living people and long-term entrepreneurs that are there for you at a moments notice.


Never again will you be scammed online once you are a Free Starter or Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate, I can assure you of that!!


After the 7th day, when your ‘Starter Membership’ is about to expire, you can either choose to carry on as a free member (which is absolutely fine), or you can upgrade to the ‘Premium Membership’.


If you upgrade to a Premium Membership before the end of your 7th day as a free member, you will qualify for a massive 59% discount off your first month as a Premium Member… that’s just $19 instead of $49.


My final opinion and Special Bonuses

Join as a Starter Member for $0. There is nothing for you to lose by joining completely free and you will get to see how Wealthy Affiliate works and what you will get out of it. If it’s not for you, you can cancel, simple as that and it hasn’t cost you a single dime. And leave your credit card in your wallet… you won’t need it either. If for any reason your not happy with WA, you can come back here to my site and yell at me if you don’t like it (seriously).


After you have joined you will get a private welcoming message from me and no doubt a lot of other WA members will also drop in to say Hi.


How to Claim Your Bonus…
After you have joined & opened your free Starter Account, you will have a further 7 days to try everything out within your WA back office. Before your 7 days is up, and you decide to join as a Premium member, you will pay just $19 instead of $49 for your first month, this a 59% discount I will be applying for you immediately. Or, continue as a free member, the choice is totally yours, there is no pressure to go premium straight away.


2nd Bonus: There is also another bonus I will send you 1 week after you have upgraded to premium. The reason I wait for 1 week is to allow you to settle into your new upgraded premium membership, as there is so much more for you to explore within your back office. This second bonus you will be receiving from me will catapult your business to the next level. Hint: It’s to do with receiving traffic to your website and of course it is completely free! This is also something most people have to pay for or put a lot of time into searching for the right package to get a flow of incoming traffic to their websites, which I might add, can take months in research and can be very expensive.


You will simply be amazed as to how much fulfillment you gain by using your own talents to make a living. For the first time ever, you will actually love going to work. There are so many perks as a WA member (too many to mention) and the Wealthy Affiliate community includes 15+ years of experience and with my 1-on-1 mentorship, it’s near impossible to fail! Your free membership is completely free to try, what have you got to lose?


So no more excuses, Click Here To Get Started Today and you will never have to search for another online money making program ever again, nor will you ever get scammed again!


Summarized Overview

Name: What Is The Wealthy Affiliate
My Webpage URL: legitimate-online-business.com
Owners: Kyle & Carson
My Overall Ranking:  98 out of 100 points
Real Testimonials: Read Reviews





If you would like to leave your personal review or experience of Wealthy Affiliate or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!


“Inspirational Quote by the owner of WA”


Wishing you much success…


Wayne Webb
Founder of ‘Legitimate Online Business’


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  1. Yeah I’m a big fan of this learning platform. Although it can be overwhelming because there is so much to learn (i haven’t yet been through every piece of content yet) the information is laid out in an easy manner and slowly but surely, the information that is necessary to do SEO, website creation, and content creation becomes a part of your work ethic.

    1. Hey Jp. Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you are enjoying your stay at WA. Keep working through the training and will all start coming together for you.

  2. Hi Wayne –
    I love your picture with the guy digging for diamonds. You do have to be digging in the right spot, but the analogy is prefect. Also – from your article, Wealthy Affiliate looks like the right spot. It looks like they give plenty of support to make anyone success at developing a business. I will definitely share your site!
    Have a great day – Brian

    1. Thanks so much for your comment Brian. Yes, I thought the diamond picture was quite fitting, how many times have we been so close without realising it, only to give up!

  3. It’s unusual for an online training program to still be around after 12 years and it still seems to be growing.

    I really like the fact you try Wealthy Affiliate for free and will be checking it out myself because everyone seems to say Wealthy Affiliate is different from other affiliate marketing programs saying they are very honest.

    I am definitely willing to put the work in and don’t expect it happen automatically, I just need to find a system that works and I am ready to work hard.

    1. Hi Simon, thanks for leaving a comment and you definitely won’t be sorry for giving WA a try. If your keen to start, just head on over to my free joining page

      Click Here To Get Started

      and I will send you a welcome message within WA shortly after showing you how to get started. And rest assured, the WA community including myself will keep guiding you step by step till you start earning a passive income for yourself.



  4. Great page Wayne. There are many websites promoting get rich quick and work from home ideas. This one is so legit that most people can’t believe it. Don’t be fooled, it takes a lot of digging to reach your goal. At the end it is more rewarding than anything you can set your mind on. Having a low monthly fee and thousands of people to bounce ideas off of is the right way to get ahead. Yes Wealthy Affiliate is a good group to belong to and your post is a great introduction into it. Have you developed other websites with other products?

    1. Hi Sherry & John, thanks for your great comment. And yes, any legitimate business does take a lot of digging before you reach the diamonds lol. It’s a shame so many people don’t realise this, and instead they end up falling for scams promising thousands by the end of the week or even month. Sadly it just doesn’t work this way!

      Yes, I have designed and created many other websites I have developed for my other businesses I run from home, including family and friends. So I am kept quite busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Far better than working for someone else 😉

  5. Hello there! I’m a student and searching for a part time job online. I heard good things about affiliate marketing that it gives passive income when you became successful with it. I want to try it but I can’t choose which affiliate marketing program to go with. After I read your article about wealthy affiliate I think that it is a good affiliate marketing program. But how does it compare to affilorama? Thank you for your response.

    1. Hi John, I can’t really comment on Affilorama as I’ve never had anything to do with that program. I just solely concentrate on Wealthy Affiliate as it works.

      My suggestions is to just give the free version of WA a go, I will be in contact with you shortly after joining and I will give you step by step guidance on starting you’re 10 free lessons. These lessons will guide you into deciding what Affiliate Marketing Program you wish to go with.

      Click here to get started for free: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/createaccount/gettenfreelessons

      Hope this helps and I hope to see you inside soon.

      All the best…


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