Wealthy Affiliate Review - The Best Affiliate Marketing Platform For The Next Decade

Wealthy Affiliate Review – The Best Affiliate Marketing Platform For The Next Decade

Today, I like to share my first-hand experience of wealthy affiliate, and I think it’s the best affiliate marketing platform for the next decade.

“Again?” I totally understand your concerns at the moment. That’s alright. I was like you in the past.

I think Wealthy Affiliate is indeed the best one for all beginners in the Affiliate Marketing industry.

People who like to explore the Internet and embrace a digital nomad lifestyle with a laptop should give Wealthy Affiliate a shot!

So, ready? Just follow me.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

-Summary of Wealthy Affiliate-

Product Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Owners: Kyle Loudoun & Carson Lim
Product Type: Affiliate Marketing & Training & Community & 24/7 Support
Price: Free Starter Membership & Premium Membership ($49/month or $359/year)
Best For: Affiliate Marketing beginners
Rating: 90/100
Recommend: YES

Wealthy Affiliate is built by Kyle and Carson in September 2005 in Canada. At first, they provided a keyword list membership platform since it was popular to use Pay Per Click(PPC) back then.

After 15 years passed, Wealthy Affiliate has turned into the world-class friendly and supportive community that every affiliate marketer needs at the beginning!

Wealthy Affiliate also includes many training, tools, webinars each week, and resources which makes building a profitable online business easier than ever.

Left: Kyle & his family, Right: Carson & his family
(Left: Kyle & his family, Right: Carson & his family)

Training for Beginners

There are three major training courses at Wealthy Affiliate:

  1. Step-by-step training by Kyle and Carson
  2. Live Training each Friday night(Canada time) by Jay – WA’s training chief
  3. WA members’ training

The first official training – Online Entrepreneur Certification is an entry course for beginners like me with 50 lessons. It first introduces the basic knowledge of affiliate marketing and leads you to build your own website about a niche you have passion about.

Online Entrepreneur Certification - the basic training of Wealthy Affiliate
  • Level 1 Getting Started: This the 10 classes for free starters. It talks about the whole process of building your website & how to make money by it.
  • Level 2 Buiding Traffic Producing Website: This is the most important part of this training. It will teach you how to drive traffic to your website.
  • Level 3 Making Money: This is my favorite part because we all want to make money on our websites. You’ll learn about making money with affiliate programs from the internet.
  • Level 4 Mastering Social Engagement: You will learn how to drive traffic by various social media, including Facebook/Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Linkedin.
  • Level 5 Maximum Success: So far, you learn the whole process with a clear understanding. In level 5, you’ll learn essential info on how to continue your success, drive more traffic to your site, and earn more money!

There are also tasks you need to finish before you move on to the next one, so you will know what you should do for each step.

For example, the below screenshot is lesson 6 of level 3. Once I read and watched all the training, I need to check all at the bottom of each lesson.

If I find something I cannot remember, I could go up to check & review again. In that case, I will have more chances to understand better the training.

Wealthy Affiliate's Interactive Tasks, you need to check each one after you finish classes.

The second, Jay’s live training for each Canada Friday night! He will cover the training ranging from SEO, WordPress tips, Instagram marketing, YouTube Marketing. Each live training lasts around 1-1.5 hours which is totally worthy.

The last is the training from members of Wealthy Affiliate, and they are sharing some useful tips for your websites, your social media, or the correct mindset.

Tools

Wealthy Affiliate makes the process of building a website become so easy, and it only takes about 30 seconds. Yes, 30 seconds!

They offer the below to make it happen:

  • Website Hosting
  • Website Builder
  • Website Domain Registration
  • Keyword Research Tool(Jaaxy)
  • Custom Business Email Address
  • Website Comment & Feedback Platform

Website host & builder are for both free and premium membership, try this today and start from HERE!

As for domain name for your website, it costs around USD$14-16 per year.

Support

Yeah, it’s very rare to find a program that has a 24/7 support! Normally, almost every program I joined before Wealthy Affiliate is simply an online course that guides you to do something.

If you have a question, you need to send them emails and get their feedbacks after a long while. But, things are different at Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have a question about each training, you can leave your questions right below the lesson.

Or, you raise a sitesupport ticket, then it only takes a few hours or even quicker to get the positive feedback.

The ways to solve your questions in Wealthy Affiliate:

  1. 24/7 support: you could raise a ticket anytime and get the feedback less than three hours or shorter.
  2. 24/7 Live chat: the quickest way to shout out your questions, but you might not get any response.
  3. Ask the community: ask a question and get the answer by other friendly members
  4. Private message: you could send messages to anyone inside Wealthy Affiliate including Kyle & Carson & ME!

I recalled I got a technical issue about my website, and I raised a ticket to 24/7 support on Sunday. After three hours, I got feedback from Wealthy Affiliate sitesupport team and all my problems solved. It indeed surprised me, and that’s how they work here.

Watch this official Wealthy Affiliate walkthrough video from the founder – Kyle!

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What I like about Wealthy Affiliate

The Training Courses

The training at Wealthy Affiliate is very easy to learn and execute. There is a walkthrough video for a better understanding of almost every lesson.

If you have a question for certain lessons, you could just leave a comment right below the lessons. Kyle will answer by himself, yes, the owner of this platform.

Affordable Premium Membership

Each great program has a trial for people who have doubts. Yes, the first membership Wealthy Affiliate has to offer is Free membership which allows you to try for 7 days!

Once you find WA is a legit platform, you could either join the membership by paying USD$49 monthly or USD$359 yearly.

I chose to pay yearly because it would become less than USD$30 for a month. It only costs USD$1 dollar a day for all the great tools in this platform, and this is affordable!

If you google the price of website hosting, keyword research tool & support, it’s easy to exceed the price for USD$30 a month.

After becoming a premium member, you get unlimited access to all the training. On top of Online Entrepreneur Certification training, you could take Affiliate Bootcamp training as much as you like!

Online Entrepreneur Certification is the root of your affiliate marketing business while affiliate Bootcamp is the weapon for you to promote Wealthy Affiliate!

The Community

I cannot express how much I love the community at Wealthy Affiliate and I think it’s second to none. They are everywhere from any corner of the world, and they are very kind to answer your questions or solve your concerns.

They help me with so many questions I have for my website, and I know I could go further after so many positive feedback received.

You may feel blue or feel down when you find out there is no breakthrough for your website, but you will definitely get many motivations and inspirations from their posts every day.

What I don’t like about Wealthy Affiliate

It’s Mainly Focused On Organic Traffic

Wealthy Affiliate is mainly focusing on Search Engine Optimization(SEO) and very limited about paid traffic. Although there are some lessons about PPC(Pay Per Click) here, I have to be honest to say it’s still not complete.

Jay also has some extra training for Facebook ads, but it’s still limited. We need to educate ourselves by the resources outside WA! Life is full of self-education, right?

Jay’s live training covers a part of paid traffic like Facebook ads.

Using SEO methods provided by Jay would definitely lead to success in the long run but not in a sprint. People nowadays tend to be eager to see the positive results for their hard work. So, this brings us to the next point!

It Takes Longer To See The Great Result

Since it’s not a “make money quick” program at Wealthy Affiliate, it’s expected to wait for 2-3 years to see the amazing result for your hard work.

People search for opportunities to get money online quick, but it takes hard work, consistency, and patience to achieve your goal.

This is the main reason why people quit in the first 6 months if they didn’t see any positive results for their favorite niche websites.

Good things about the organic traffic taught at WA are that it’s FREE at least.

It’s Written In English

As an international platform, it’s often written in English. For those who are not native English speakers, it might be a problem.

It might take longer if you are not a native speaker. But, there are still some members who achieved their goal by endless & non-stop hard work, consistency, and patience like Jerry Huang(Watch the below video)

For more successful stories, you are welcome to check HERE.

Jerry is my mentor of Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks to him, all my technical issues got solved sooner than I think.

Mostly Asked Questions:

How Long Does it take to Make Money at Wealthy Affiliate?

This is a very common and normal doubt that every beginner would think when they start their journey at WA.

Let’s go through again what we are learning and applying for our website at WA: learning SEO to rank faster on Google & sharing all the posts to your social media accounts for more exposure.

It takes about 2 months to build your website and expecting incomes for the 3rd – 6th month on the basis of your consistent hard work.

So, the reason WHY it takes so long is that WA mainly focuses on FREE organic traffic and it’s the easiest way to achieve your goal without paying too much, right?

Simply, follow the training here with massive actions and DO NOT QUIT!

How will I succeed with so many competitors out there?

There are so many strong competitors on the internet, and the chance seems little when you ONLY think to compete with others.

Yes, I have this concern before I joined Wealthy Affiliate. But, you will succeed sooner once you focus more on creating quality content and providing value to your target audience.

I understand this, but it won’t lead you to any success. So, keep this in mind. No two websites are the same on the internet! We all have our own thoughts and our own ways to describe the same thing.

I still get visitors every day when I know the topic is super competitive! If you share great value for your target audience, the chance would more than your imaginations.

How much time do I need to invest in my business?

I met lots of people who worry that they cannot make time for something, but I see them often spending on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

So, if you wish to chase for your online success, it would be “The more, the better!”

I personally devote myself to my blog at least 3 hours after my 9-5 job, and I try my best to prioritize this as my top#1 task for my life at the moment.

Wealthy Affiliate Income Proof

Here are some of the most active members from Wealthy Affiliate. Each of them did succeed in generating a sustainable income to replace their 9-5 jobs. You are more than welcome to check their stories HERE.


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Conclusion

Wealthy Affiliate is indeed the best affiliate marketing platform for the next decade!

I have to be honest with you that I was like you, knowing nothing about affiliate marketing when I joined Wealthy Affiliate.

The training is very user-friendly and well-organized for all beginners, so I decide to promote it to make people understand this platform and learn all the amazing things about affiliate marketing.

I hope you enjoy my review on Wealthy Affiliate and you are more than welcome to share ideas or leave your comments below. I will reply as soon as I can, thanks.

34 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – The Best Affiliate Marketing Platform For The Next Decade”

  1. Hi, Matt, I like your honest and open personality, I think just due to this fact, you are getting a lot of visitors to your website every day.

    It’s true that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best online affiliate marketing training programs, and most importantly, it has that competitive advantage of being more affordable if to compare with other training programs.

    I agree with you that it takes more time to see results, but I think it is still worth it. And the skills that one can learn from this training are simply priceless, these are in great demand nowadays in this era of informational technology.

    I have seen a lot of negative reviews about WA but I think they are so just because of the person who makes these kinds of reviews are promoting another training program which is usually, a lot pricey.

    What do you think about this?

    Best Wishes,
    Natalie

    Reply
    • Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for your feedback, and I like it. 🙂

      Wealthy Affiliate caught my eyes because I could pay less than $1 dollar a day to get full access to everything it has to offer, and this is the exact reason why I joined at the very first.

      So far, it worths every penny from my pocket although I think they should charge me more since I use this platform every day and night with much diligence.

      I do know some people write about the bad review of Wealthy Affiliate to promote other similar kinds of overpriced programs, and I think there is no other place better than Wealthy Affiliate. Normally, I read as many reviews as possible before really signing up with the program I have interested in, so I would suggest people do the same to avoid being scammed.

      It’s always better we know both good & bad parts of any program, then decide to become one of them.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
      • Wow! You really went in depth being honest.

        That’s the downside I would see about Wealthy Affiliate, they mainly focus on free traffic which takes time to see results even though they still teach you on paid ads which boost results until the free traffic starts to flow.

        I believe if you really dedicate yourself, you can get results. As you said that sometimes you can doubt yourself when you see the competition however no websites is the same. Even if they are about the same thing, you tell your story differently and provide value to your audience.

        With all these affiliate marketing platforms I’ve seen so far. Wealthy Affiliate is most affordable and offer so much at the same time.

        Best wishes,

        Jordon.

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        • Hi Jordon,

          Thanks for your feedback, and I like them!

          Yes, there are no two people telling the same story, so it calms me down when I think of the thriving internet business. Every moment you spend on your website worths it and I am pretty sure that we will get our own online success very soon if we are not quitters.

          From your words, I can see we have the same mindset and I am glad that we can connect in my article. I believe you will be interested in Jaaxy – the most powerful keyword tool that comes with Wealthy Affiliate Premium Plan. Let me know your thoughts on Jaaxy, too. 🙂

          Cheers,
          Matt

          Reply
  2. Hi Matt,

    A very comprehensive review, thank you!

    I’m glad you made the very important point that WA is not a get rich quick scheme. All too often people come looking for quick bucks because they have just lost their job or experienced some other crisis.

    Wealthy Affiliate is not for those people.

    It is best addressed when you have time to plan and absorb the lessons completely, to put some things into practice and experiment to see what works for you.

    Cheers,

    Martin.

    Reply
    • Hi Martin,

      Love to see your comment again here at my website, and I think we have the same thoughts about Wealthy Affiliate!

      Wealthy Affiliate is not a “make-money-quick” scheme, so I hope this review can give those people a head-up if they are looking for it.

      The best part of Wealthy Affiliate is the community & the keyword tool included in the premium plan. Based on my research, the costs of website hosting, website builder, keyword tool, and the support from other similar platforms are way much more than Wealthy Affiliate’s pricing.

      I sincerely hope people could cross-check the costs, and they will understand how wonderful & affordable Wealthy Affiliate is.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
    • Hi Jntikoane,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your honest feedback here. I like that Wealthy Affiliate always tells us the truth with the correct guide to make things work.

      If you are interested, I believe you will also like the check my FULL review about the keyword tool that comes with Wealthy Affiliate Premium plan.

      You are welcome,
      Matt

      Reply
  3. Hi Matt!

    Another great review of WA from your side. It is a pleasure to read it. I agree with many of your statements.

    WA is a great place to learn about many things related to online and affiliate marketing. It is also not a get-rich-quick scheme. The community is unique. I could mention many more things that are specific for WA, however, I enjoyed your review.

    Best regards,
    Igor

    Reply
    • Hi Igor,

      Thanks for the feedback, and I am glad you like my Wealthy Affiliate(WA) review.

      I agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate(WA) is not only a platform with many things related to online and affiliate marketing. The WA community is awesome, and I feel everyone is so supportive and helpful that it makes me want to stay longer before bed every single night.

      I almost forgot to mention the best keyword tool including in the WA premium membership. Jaaxy is so user-friendly and easy to use, and I recommend you to check my FULL review.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  4. This sounds like an exciting prospect! Other than the fact that they focus on organic traffic in the training, is there anything else that you think would need to be changed or updated?

    Thank you,
    Markus

    Reply
    • Hi Markus,

      Thanks for your feedback! Yes, I did find some of the training courses are not so up to date, but it still works for all the SEO. One more thing here, WA is going to have a HUGE update in 2020, I will keep you posted soon.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  5. Hi Matt,

    I love this review, it’s very clear, thorough, and honest. Like you, I also think that the online community in Wealthy Affiliate is second to none, everyone is so supportive and you can always count on help.

    Training is indeed excellent! I learned so much since I signed up at Wealthy Affiliate. And besides the training, there are also the webinars and members training and tips. You never stop learning.

    It is true that it may take a while before you start earning money with your website, but what I like about WA is how honest they are about that. No false promises of quick money. You have to put in time and effort, and in the long run, not everyone will stay in the race …

    It is just too easy to give up, which many people do, but more rewarding to stay in the race and keep on working on and building your websites. Many people want quick money online and are perhaps not willing to put in 2-3 years of work. But what are 2-3 years of online work compared to approx. 30-35 years of working 9 to 5? For me, the choice is easy 🙂

    Reply
    • Hi Christine,

      It looks like we are connected by the same thoughts towards affiliate marketing, and I love it!

      It’s true that people nowadays only want to make quick money and don’t want to spend time & effort in studying and building their online business step by step. And, I see many people quit once they find no positive feedback in the first 6 months. That’s a pity that they cannot make it to success.

      I am like you that would definitely grow seeds in my website and build my online business for at least 3 years or longer to see the results. 3 years in my life seems little compared 30 years stuck in the office doing something you don’t like that much, right?

      Anyway, thanks a lot for your honest feedback.
      Matt

      Reply
  6. Hello Matt,

    After reading your post I got an excellent overview about the features and benefits of Wealthy Affiliate. You mentioned that this platform works best for beginners. That is true from the training perspective.

    However, I also found out that the hosting and website creation part is one of the best available especially at such a low cost. I imagine those who want to move in the fast lane using PPC and other means to promote their business can still benefit from joining Wealthy Affiliate.

    The depth and breath of training as well as services sound amazing. If anyone wishes to start an online business I feel joining Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go.

    A appreciate coming across this post of yours as it was easy to read and understand. Showcasing some of the members who are making full time incomes working part time was indeed proof that Wealthy Affiliate works.

    Cheers!

    Edwin

    Reply
    • Hi Edwin,

      Love to see you here! I agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is not a platform for all beginners and it also works for the experienced. Meaning every one could find treasures they are looking for to make their online business smoother!

      I came to WA when I knew nothing about affiliate marketing, and I learned a lot from the training courses and LIVE training sessions every Friday night that makes my progress going faster. I cannot imagine my online business without Wealthy Affiliate at the moment, and this is the reason I have this review and encourage people to give WA a trial at no cost!

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  7. Hi Matt,

    I just Love Wealthy affiliate premium program. I do not agree with you it is only for beginners. I may seem most attractive for beginners because of the low cost. Beginners will learn more and get more value than they ever would any other place.

    But there are so many resources within the community that allows everyone to grow from where they are beginner or senior.

    Organic growth lasts longer and is more reliable than using ads in the long run. But You can decide to run ads if you want – It is all up to you.
    Nice review!

    Thank you for reminding me of how great wealthy affiliate community is.

    Reply
    • Hi Hilde,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your honest feedback. I agree with you that not only beginners but also the seniors could get the advantages from Wealthy Affiliate, and the beginners will learn more & get more value.

      Everyone who likes to pursue an online business through affiliate marketing definitely finds this platform, and this is 100% for sure.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  8. Hi Matt,

    Great job on your review of Wealthy Affiliate. It’s informative and credible with the testimonials of success from some of our members. Yes, it is a lot of work but it pays off if you follow the training. Keep up the great work!

    Larry

    Reply
    • Hi Larry,

      Thanks for the feedback, love to connect with people who are likely-minded. Hope everything goes well for you so far. 🙂

      Matt

      Reply
    • Hi Russ,

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your thoughts on my FULL review od Wealthy Affiliate. I believe everyone could get what he/she likes to learn from this amazing platform and achieve their financial goal.

      I’ve seen many success stories from WA, you could check HERE if you are interested. 🙂

      Matt

      Reply
  9. Thank you, Matt, for the thorough review. Your table of content is very helpful so we can jump around to the area we are interested in most.

    One thing I found in addition to the consistency of time and effort is to have the ability to write lots and lots. In order to bring in more organic traffic is to have constant and fresh articles every day when possible. Create a structure and discipline to follow and stick with it.

    It is hard when there are many distractions especially working from home. That is another reason why many people lose interests as you mentioned above. I do find myself procrastinate and allow life to distract especially when it comes to writing. Good for you in taking advantage of the program. Do you have a discipline or structure for yourself? Keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • Hi Ha,
      Thanks for your honest feedback, and I do find the writing part of my online business is the hardest.

      Currently, I am working 9-5 in the day time and spending 2-3 hours after work every day building on my website. I am quite diligent and persistent because I enjoy the process of chasing a life with both financial & physical freedom. For the weekends, I usually work at least 5-6 hours on my website, and they work well for me. I believe the more you want it, the more time you can squeeze from your tight schedule, right?

      For my reviews of any MLM, I have created a template for my content creation. I will develop more templates for different making-money-online programs or training courses when I have a chance to review them. Thanks for asking.

      I hope the above does solve your questions.
      Matt

      Reply
  10. Matt,

    I felt the honesty, clarity and conciseness through the entire review. It was clean, crisp and very superior to mine. Your use of the precise images were so damn effective and I would have never thought of some of the things you included in your content. Amazing job! It was very easy to read and understandable and I truly got the sense that you understood every facet of what you wrote about.

    Are you getting a great deal of referrals with this post? Are you using it as a home page or blog roll?

    All the best to you!
    Barbara

    Reply
    • Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your honest feedback. Helping people and providing value to my readers might be the top priority on my website here, so I didn’t count the referrals by this post or other articles on my website. I simply share the things I love with my readers. 🙂

      For this article, I am not using this as my home page, but I pin it as the top article of my blog roll. I hope this solves your questions.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  11. Hi Matt,

    Awesome platform – I am glad you’re a member as well!

    Do you have any bonuses available within Wealthy Affiliate for new members? I’d love to hear more about that!

    Cheers,
    Dario

    Reply
    • Hi Dario,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your questions about Wealthy Affiliate. So far, I received lots of support(or you call bonuses) from my helper & many other experienced members inside this amazing platform. What they offer is valuable and saving me tons of life doing researches on Google.

      But, I did provide new members with two FREE Wealthy Affiliate Promotion Videos for the use of Instagram Story. You may check HERE & THERE.

      I will keep making those kinds of short videos when I am not so busy creating my content. 🙂

      Matt

      Reply
  12. This is by far an indepth information about Wealthy Affiliate which looks pretty good with more than enough tools and features to enable one stand out in the Online marketing industry. I definitely will be have a sneak peak into this as i have been looking for the one institution that will take my career as an internet marketer to the next level.

    Reply
    • Hi Wilfred,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your honest feedback on this review. I do think Wealthy Affiliate is the platform that everyone could leverage no matter you are a beginner or experienced. The best part from Wealthy Affiliate is that they include training, live training session, and keyword tool inside the premium membership. I cannot find other programs that offer the same competitive price as Wealthy Affiliate.

      Cheers,
      Matt

      Reply
  13. Great job Matt!
    Your review is so detailed, it refreshes my memory about the training obtainable on the wealthy affiliate.
    I totally agree with you that WA for now is simply the best, you presentation about the support and the vibrant community are facts.
    It all depends on the individual to utilise the tools and resources provided in WA to achieve success on his affiliate marketing campaign.
    Thanks for the wonderful review.

    Reply
    • Hey Taidi,

      I am glad you find this review helpful, and thanks for backing my up about things that I mentioned in this article. I feel amazed that I can connect with likely-minded people on the internet and share the same value for the affiliate marketing platform that we all use together. Appreciated!

      Matt

      Reply
  14. Hey Matt,

    Thank you for giving us such an elaborate wealthy affiliate review. There is a whole lot to admire about this review and wealthy affiliate. Found the review menu very helpful for one to get to a specific section in the review.

    I don’t know what you use for the images but man they are nice and well placed.

    lastly, thank you for telling us about how long it can take you to reach success due to the fact that WA is more focused on Generic traffic. What other resources to you recommend if one wants to speed up this process?

    cheers

    Reply
    • Hi Gyvine,

      I use Canva to make the Featured Image if you are asking for the tool. It is what I learned from Wealthy Affiliate by Jay’s LIVE training session, so WA does help me a lot for my online business. This blog is something I built and applied everything I learned from the training. 🙂

      For the other resources, I think the paid ads are also relevant once you find your articles on page 01 or 02 of Google, then you could try to maximize to get the most impressions.

      Matt

      Reply

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