10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories – The Real Proofs

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that empowers every ordinary people could make money online, just like you and me! In this post, I write about 10 Wealthy Affiliate success stories. They are the real proofs that Wealthy Affiliate works!

Before joining any program, I used to check all the pros and cons of that specific program and make a good study of it. If a program has many successful stories, I would definitely check one by one for all the details.

For those who are still searching the real proofs that Wealthy Affiliate does help people make money online, this post is for you.

PS. I’ve hyperlinked their websites with their names, and you are more than welcome to check them out. The key here is to learn from their successful websites and keep improving ours.

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Who Are On The List?

Eddy Salomon (joined June 2007)

Eddy has two kids and a stay-at-home dad who is making money online and avoids annoying his wife most of the time.

10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories - Eddy Salomon

He did some affiliate marketing in the early 90s, but he didn’t make a full-time income until one year after he joined Wealthy Affiliate.

When his part-time income exceeded his salary of a corporate job in 2008, he decided to leave and devoted all of his time to his website!

These 11 years, he stays at home and helps people make money from home. All he did is to take action, to apply what he learned from the training of Wealthy Affiliate for his website, and to keep producing quality content.

His words for those who want to make money online:

“You can achieve anything if you have the right mindset, take action and don’t give up on yourself. You need a lot of patience as well to see success. But it is totally possible for anyone willing to learn and put in the work. I’m a perfect example of this. My final words to you are don’t be afraid to fail forward. You never really fail if you don’t give up!”

VitaliyG(joined September 2007)

Vitaliy is now a full-time online marketer who makes his trip to Las Vegas Conference for many consecutive years.

10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories - VitaliyG

PS. If you could make 300 unique Premium referrals of Wealthy Affiliate, WA would pay your flight & hotel & many events to Las Vegas. Very Cool, right?

Over the past 12 years, he made more than 1 million by his website, please have a close look on below screenshot from his about me page of his website.

He basically makes more than USD$3,000 each month by one of his websites, and this is only ONE of his income sources.

His words of how to get success:

“Overall, the truth in this business like any other for that matter is that you learn more from your mistakes than anything else. I’ve done more incorrect things than right, but it’s also true it’s better to try to fail than not try at all.”

Nathaniell (joined June 2010)

Roderick is his true name, but he uses his middle name as “Nathaniell” on the internet.

He grew up in California but left the USA once he finished high school and traveled around Europe. After a few years of teaching English in Europe, he decided to broaden his horizons and moved to China! (Yes, he speaks Chinese very well.)

He first started his online marketing business while he lived in China. He dreamed to make USD and live in China as a King. It takes him 6 months to finally land at Wealthy Affiliate!

His progress at WA is very inspiring!

This is exactly what he says about his journey of WA:

“After three months of training, I had made my first sale through my website. Six months after that I was generating regular sales. After a total of eighteen months working on my website, I was earning over $10,000 per month so I quit my job in China and bought a plane ticket back to the USA.”

Isn’t that wonderful that you could make a full-time income on your website?

(Bonus: I would tell you what are the common things I found on 10 successful members of WA on this post, don’t go away!)

Bryon Brewer (joined August 2012)

Bryon joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2012. Back in 2012, he moved to Taiwan to teach English in the evenings.

He cannot go out for fun when he still got classes at night, so he was looking for something to do in the daytime. After reading Rich Dad Poor Dad books by Robert Kiyosaki, he realized passive income is the king.

After searching so many opportunities on Google, he finally came across Wealthy Affiliate.

He kept trying his best on his website and finally made it work after 2-year trying. Since 2014, he is making more money than he could ever imagine. Way more than he ever expected.

Now, he has two website services, a WordPress software business and other niche website businesses. In 2017, his main business recorded $1.1 million dollars in revenue. This was a huge milestone and it’s crazy to think it only took 5 years from the day he joined WA.

His words of the correct mindset:

“It took me 2 years to become full-time though, from 2012-2014, so this isn’t a get-rich-quick story. It’s a story of how if you put your mind to it and work hard, you can achieve incredible things.”

Jack Cao (joined June 2013)

BareNakedScam is founded by Jack Cao. He is from Singapore and he tried to get rid of his 9-5 job when he first reached out for some legit programs in 2013.

He did finish some other affiliate marketing programs which cost him a total of USD8,000 only for the online courses and training.

10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories - BNakedScam, Jack - the founder

Unfortunately, after spending thousands of dollars trusting those so-called “gurus,” Jack still didn’t have any results. Most of the time, he was left alone, angry, frustrated, and most of all, high and dry.

When he was about quitting his dream of being his own boss, he found Wealthy Affiliate which he called this was the turning point!

Though skeptical, he decided to give it one more try. By simply following the step-by-step training and strictly implementing the things he learned, Jack earned his first dollar online and so much more over the years till now.

Jack shared the same correct mindset at his website:

“But before we proceed, do not expect a Get-Rich-Quick program from here. BNakeScam does not ensure you to get rich overnight or in a mere couple of days.

What Jack teaches is a legitimate way to make money online. And to make money online, one has to invest both time and effort, that’s the bare naked truth.”

JasonJF (joined September 2014)

Jason lives in Jamaica and the father of two beautiful children.

He first came to Wealthy Affiliate in 2014 while working as a waiter. He is like you and me, just ordinary people, but he didn’t give up believing he is going to make it happen one day.

When he searched on Google about “How to make money online”, he came across Wealthy Affiliate so many times. So, he decided to give WA a shot to try this platform since WA offers a FREE trial.

After three-year trying, he finally his first attendance at Las Vegas Conference 2017.

This is what he said:

“Success does not come to one if you do not put in time and effort in whatever it is that you are doing. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I develop myself by reading the right information as much as possible and keep on keeping on. You too can do what I am doing and be the best version of yourself.”

JasonHeard (joined June 2015)

Jason is from sunny California and he has two beautiful daughters. Before he joined WA, he has spent more than thousands on online business training, books, courses, and has watched 100’s+ hours of related videos.

Once he joined WA, he tried very hard to make it work. He is so far the fastest guy to make it to Las Vegas Conference. He took only 16 months! This is amazing!

His words about why he chose Wealthy Affiliate:

“I’ve realized that you can probably learn how to start an online business all on your own, but that could take years and years. Not to mention your going to spin your wheels a lot – which ultimately is why so many people fail or quit or both… Using Wealthy Affiliate saves you a lot of time, money, energy, and questions while providing you with a clear plan to building success.”

RoopeKiuttu (joined July 2015)

Roope is from Finland and we could call him Robert.

He did many part-time jobs when he grew up to support himself financially, taxi driver, grocery store cashier, babysitter, lawn mover, and call center guy!

He found Wealthy Affiliate in 2015 with so many doubts in mind, such as “Are these people real?”, “Can I really make a living online as they teach?” or “Will the training work?” I think we could relate to this since we are experiencing the same.

He slowly started going through the training and applied all he learned on his website. Nowadays, I have the freedom to travel around the world, live wherever I want and work whenever I want.

10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories - Roope Kiuttu made his trips around the world by his website.

His words for us today:

“Making a sustainable income online takes time and effort. But I have seen that if you consistently “sow the seeds”, it will pay off. Keep on sowing those little seeds every day and one day you will reap a big harvest.”

LittleMama (joined Sept 2016)

Grace(aka Littlemama on Wealthy Affiliate) is the mom of two girls & wife to an awesome man, living in the USA!

Before she joined WA, she did create two online shops of handmade products, but she wanted to create something else that is less time/labor-intensive and makes a passive income. That was when she first landed in Wealthy Affiliate.

Being a mother isn’t easy, especially when you have two girls and gave up your jobs just for staying at home for their many firsts!

Grace always wants to contribute financially because money is always tight and she made her trip to Las Vegas in 2019.

Why she chose WA:

“You just cannot find this kind of HELP & SUPPORT with any other training platform, system, or program and I know this because I’ve reviewed hundreds of programs on my website that got me to my Vegas goal and there’s simply nothing else better out there than WA!”

I love her review of Wealthy Affiliate so much, and I feel inspired by it every time.

Jerry Huang (joined May 2016)

Jerry is phenomenal at Wealthy Affiliate. He came to WA for fighting with his parents on the debate of “not going to university”.

10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories - Smart Affiliate Success

He made a deal with his parents if he could make a living on the Internet without asking for his parents’ financial support, he would be approved not going to the best university in Singapore.

He is originally from Taichung, Taiwan. But, his parents moved to Singapore when he was 12. Before joining WA, he did try some affiliate marketing programs online which didn’t work for him, and thanks for the debate with his parents, he made it happened at the age of 21.

Can you imagine what he has achieved at 21 while we were still studying in school? Let’s have a closer look at the below income chart from Jerry.

He didn’t make it work until 2018. He only got less than USD$20 in Jan’2018, but he gradually had more and more income after Jun’2018.

In 2019, he created a Chinese version of the Online Affiliate Marketing Program which made him earned over USD$100k in one week. Yes, ONE week!

He is the guy who brought me to Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s amazing to see him succeed at such a young age. He is quite helping too. Every time, I face an issue on my blog, and he is always there and tries to make the puzzle solved for me.

That’s the reason I have no doubt why he could succeed so early in his life, and he is always my motivation and inspiration for chasing my own goal.

How did Jerry succeed at the age of 21:

“All I did was just follow closely with the step-by-step training provided and took massive actions to achieve the 4-Figure passive income per month goal which I’m very proud of and grateful for today…”

What Do They Have in Common?

After reading 10 Wealthy Affiliate Successful stories, you must have some basic understandings of how they did. Let’s see one by one and become one of a successful story.

TOP#01 They take actions

They are not just dreamers, and they all took the action to make things happened. If they are only dreaming all day long, it would not be helpful for their online success.

It doesn’t mean they came to the right place at first. What I like to say is that they all did some thorough researches and find Wealthy Affiliate.

Just like you and me. If you are reading this, you are doing your own researches online and you are at the right place!

TOP#02 They have the correct mindset

The correct mindset of being an affiliate marketer is very important, and some people quit the first 6 months because they didn’t prepare the correct one.

People come to Wealthy Affiliate because they need money, so did the above 10 successful members at WA.

But, this is not a “make money quick” program. It’s a long-term marathon instead!

So far, the fastest one needed at least 16 months to make his trip to Las Vegas Conference. If you only started or wanted to embark on your journey of affiliate marketing, I would suggest having a correct mindset that it might take longer than your expectations.

If you follow the training at WA and apply correct techniques on your website, the glory would come to you sooner.

TOP#03 They never QUIT

Did you see someone give up on the list? No, they did have a tough time but they didn’t give up on WA!

Some of them might fall into other online marketing scams in the past, but they did find their way to Wealthy Affiliate.

The above 10 WA members have their own reasons for being frustrated, but they eventually overcame the obstacles and made things work.

The key point here is that they Never Quit!

TOP#04 They care about helping people

For those who want to make money online, it’s important that helping people should be noted as the top priority.

You HELP people to avoid online marketing scams. You HELP people to choose the best programs that suit them the most. You HELP them to be on the right track of online marketing.

If your business only cares about making money from your target audience, it would be a lack of trust and people would not buy things you are promoting.

If you are focusing on HELPING people and providing value and great insights, they would buy more what you are selling based on trust.

TOP#05 Hard works, Efforts & Patience

None of them succeeded without Hard works, Effort & Patience. Till now, you must find out affiliate marketing needs time to grow.

The other key here is consistency! It means you need to put consistent hard works and efforts and be patient! Work till you see the positive results!

TOP#06 They learn from mistakes

They are not afraid of making mistakes, and the most important is that they learned from their mistakes.

Jack spent at least USD$8,000 on all training courses, so this helps him to find the best online marketing program – Wealthy Affiliate!

They improved themselves each time when they located a mistake. Next time, they did a better job to avoid the same mistakes and succeed at last!

If you don’t learn from mistakes, you would keep doing the same without really seeing the positive feedbacks on your online business, right?

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My Thoughts

It doesn’t need you thousands of dollars from your pocket for any online marketing programs. Wealthy Affiliate only costs you USD$1 per day to experience the greatness it has to offer.

The above 10 members simply applied what they learned from the training, and things work out automatically after a while.

So, if they could make it work, I believe you could even do it better!

I hope you enjoy my post of 10 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories and you are more than welcome to share ideas or leave your comments below. I will reply as soon as I can, thanks.


Matt is a 30ish guy who has a corporate job and chases the dream to become a digital nomad with a laptop lifestyle. He is passionate about making money online and will keep creating quality content to find his online success.

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