Wealthy Affiliate Review 2017: Is it a Scam???

By | January 7, 2017
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Let’s put the cards on the table…I would like to use this Review to explain how Wealthy Affiliate could benefit you. I want to provide you with the facts so that you can decide if this is the right program for you or not.  One year ago, I was checking for reviews on Wealthy Affiliate…if you are looking for the facts then you have landed on the right page.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

If you want to set your own schedule of when and where you earn money, Affiliate Marketing is the answer! In today’s global e-commerce marketplace, Affiliate Marketing provides you, as a website owner, with the opportunity to promote products for another business. You will earn a commission on the sales you generate. Several businesses use affiliates and some examples include:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Clickbank

Why Affiliate Marketing?

  • You don’t have to order products!
  • You don’t have to stock products!
  • You don’t have to have a permit!
  • You can claim income tax deductions based on your operating expenses (per your tax regulations)!
  • You can work from anywhere in the world! 

What is Wealthy Affiliate? 

Wealthy Affiliate is really a community that provides support for those who are interested in launching an online business. Kyle and Carson founded this website in 2005 as a “home” to those who are looking to earn money online, network with fellow entrepreneurs, receive help and help others, and learn, learn and learn some more from 1,000’s of experts who have gone through the same journey as you are about to take.

I can tell you from personal experience that one of the most dynamic elements of this community is the active and visible participation of Kyle and Carson who, on a daily basis, engage in online discussions to help folks get their business started, their website running, and putting them on the path to success!

A Quick Look at How You Will Be Creating Success

A Quick Look at How You Will Be Creating Success

Anyone can be a Wealthy Affiliate? 

Absolutely, Wealthy Affiliate is for all marketers and entrepreneurs. You can be brand new to marketing or already running a successful business and simply looking to reach a whole new level.

You can be any age or from any country…all you need is a connection to the internet so that you can build your business, access training and leverage the expertise from the Wealthy Affiliate community. 

Before I go further, I want to outline the pros and cons of Wealthy Affiliate.

What will you love about being a Wealthy Affiliate? 

  • EASY Getting Started Training
  • Multiple types of training: video, tutorial, classroomLevel1
  • Support from 100,000’s of experts in the Wealthy Affiliate community
  • More than 13 interactive classrooms
  • 24 hours – 7 days live and interactive help
  • 2 free websites to launch your online business
  • Best in class secure and fast hosting for your websites
  • Advice and support from Industry Experts
  • Spam free environment

You have all of this at NO COST! Wealthy Affiliates is the only program in the industry that provides this…all because I know that you will love your experience at Wealthy Affiliates.

What about cons? 

  • Lots of information to process
  • Average time to become successful is 6 months to 1 year
  • Research and writing are key to success and it takes effort
  • Too much interactive participation in the Wealthy Affiliate community can take you away from your ultimate goal of creating content and traffic for your website

Just like any business venture, the level of success depends on the level of effort…you get to choose…nobody else chooses for you!

What training and tools will you have access to at Wealthy Affiliate? 

At Wealthy Affiliate, you will have access to comprehensive, organized and constantly updated training. Training is tailored to all levels of expertise and even the most advanced marketer will learn new things. Multiple formats of training include:


  • Live Weekly Training Classes
  • Q and A’s
  • Organized Classrooms covering specific topics
  • Interactive Conversations
  • Video Training
  • Tutorial Training
  • Task Based Courses

Over 1,000 powerful training modules within Wealthy Affiliate are available to members and cater to all “learning style preferences.” Each classroom shares an entirely different business model that could be used to generate a full time online income.

Not just training…you will have access to a robust “toolkit” to help you in research, writing and website development for your business.

Easy to Build Websites!

Easy to Build Websites!

You will find these tools in the “toolkit:”

  • Keyword and Competition Research Tool
  • WordPress Express (3 click website builder)
  • Low Competition, Cherry Picked Keyword Lists
  • Best In Class Unlimited Cloud Hosting
  • Access to over 2,400 website templates/themes
  • Ability to add over 30,000 unique “features” to your website
  • Rapid Writer, your content “friend”

Inside Wealthy Affiliate, all tools and services required to develop and leverage your very own online business platform are available to you…it’s a ONE STOP SHOP for all your needs.

More Support…You Bet! 

Multiple supports include:

  • 24/7/365 chat
  • Interactive conversations
  • Private 1 on 1 support with the owners – Kyle and Carson
  • Private access to “community” experts

I always have access to the support I need…I’m never stuck!

How Does a Wealthy Affiliate Earn an Online Income? 

I hear this question often and here is my simple response:

When I joined, I was given two options. The first option was that I could follow my passion (do you like sports, home renovations) and choose a direction or as we call it “a niche.” My niche could be my starting point and the initial training course is focused on helping me take my niche and turn it into a full time online business. How easy is that! 

The second option was the “affiliate bootcamp” with a predefined topic that I could use as the basis for my business.  

It’s as easy as that to get started. Each training course provides a complete walk through, starting from square 1 and I had no experience with website development!

What I have experienced is this…I learned how to take my passion and create an online business starting with my niche website and developing it to the point where I ended up earning money in a variety of ways through that website. I have promoted affiliate programs, advertisements and products by posting helpful information and product reviews.

Pricing At Wealthy Affiliate 

There are two membership price points:

Yes, $0 to join. At Wealthy Affiliate, when you join Starter, you receive instant access to the Wealthy Affiliate community. For $0, you receive:

  • Access to live chat
  • Over 500 training modules
  • 3 classrooms
  • Networking
  • Commenting
  • 2 free websites
  • Access to the Keyword tool.

After much research, I can tell you that there is no other paid product in the industry that can compete with Wealthy Affiliate’s FREE Starter membership until you are ready for the ultimate membership…

Wealthy Affiliate Premium provides the best in class package for anyone interested in the online business world. With Wealthy Affiliate Premium, for one single low price, you will NOT have to worry about these things:

  • Hosting fees
  • Keyword tool fees
  • Website builder fees
  • Paying for hired help
  • Searching the internet for answers to your questions
  • Accessing the training you need to be successful

At Wealthy Affiliate, I have everything I need to have a successful online business including expert help from a wealth of experienced people who are just waiting to help me! And, I don’t have to worry about being scammed as a Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate.

Here is the Final Verdict! 


You have nothing to lose by joining Wealthy Affiliate. The training options are many and you will find the option that fits your learning preference. If you get stuck, there’s always help available for you. There is absolutely no reason you won’t succeed and make money.

The training I have received at Wealthy Affiliate would have cost me hundreds of dollars at a college!

Join right now for free and in seven days if you don’t like Wealthy Affiliate you can leave. You have only lost a week of time to explore Wealthy Affiliate without losing any money.

My Ranking…98 out of 100!!


Here’s Your Bonus!


If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to giving you.
1) For the next seven days, you will be offered the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership for only $19 a month…a 59% discount!
2) Taking advantage of this tremendous discount, you are going to get personal and private access to me! Going Premium gives you 1:1 access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be here.

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my “action takers” bonus).



If you would like to leave your personal review or experience of Wealthy Affiliate or if you have any questions, please leave them below. I would love to hear what you think.



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4 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review 2017: Is it a Scam???

  1. Andy

    Hi Miles,

    Good stuff about Wealthy Affiliate – not the best name in my opinion (I’m a very reserved Brit…) – but I can definitively recommend WA for the community if nothing else – loads of personal support from the gurus, plus lots of actually useful videos on how to set up a WordPress site to start making some cash.

    And – the all important Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) gets a thorough going over, so you know how to target your stuff!

    It’s not a scam, you get what you pay for and what you put into it – and it’s fun too.

    So you are right, its legit!

    Good site,



    1. Miles

      Hi Andy and thanks for taking the time to confirm that Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam! Interesting thought on the name…in your words, as a “very reserved Brit,” what would a better name be?

      Take care,


      1. Andy

        Hi Miles,

        Ha! Yes, a better name might be – “I say, here’s a jolly way to make a bob or two,what!” – but that would be too long 🙂



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