What is Wealthy Affiliate University About?

Wealthy Affiliate University Review

Name:  Wealthy Affiliate University
Website:  www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Price:  $0 Starter Membership or Premium Membership of 47/mo or 359/yr (a substantial savings)
Owners:  Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank:  97 out of 100
Who will benefit:  Beginner to Advanced

My Personal Review

Wealthy Affiliate University is about learning online marketing the right way, plain and simple.  I love that Wealthy Affiliate calls themselves a university because that is exactly what they are but without the cost of  a traditional university and the most up-to-date-techniques!  This is the best online course you will find and no one can top the price or knowledge that awaits you and here is why…….

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Wealthy Affiliate University OwnersWealthy Affiliate University began in 2005 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs just like you and me find success online.   Kyle and Carson are the founders and have continued to improve and update their system in an effort to keep up with this ever-changing and always-evolving business.  Their prices have not changed for 10 years and that speaks volumes to me…they are clearly not in this thing just to make a fast buck.  It is obvious they care about the members of their community and go above and beyond to ensure you are never left in the dark.  These guys are actively involved and you can reach out to them any time.  I do not know about you, but that really resonated with me and it speaks volumes about their character.

Wealthy Affiliate University is not only for the beginner.  The trainings and information available will also benefit the more experienced marketer.  Here is an example of the classes you will be attending as a Starter Member:

  •  Lesson 1 – Getting Rolling
  • Lesson 2- Understanding How To Make Money Online
  • Lesson 3 – Choose a Niche
  • Lesson 4 – Building Your Own Website
  • Lesson 5 – Setting Up Your Website
  • Lesson 6 – Getting Your Site Ready for SEO
  • Lesson 7 – Finding Content Ideas from Keywords
  • Lesson 8 – Understanding Website Pages and Creating Your First 3
  • Lesson 9 –  Creating Quality Website Content
  • Lesson 10 – Congratulations and Your Next Steps

Starter Level 1 Getting Started Classroom

And, as with any university, you will be assigned homework (yes, you heard me correctly) – okay well maybe not homework in the traditional sense since it is optional.  But there is a task list to complete at the end of every course to ensure you stay on track.  This process allows you the option to continue to focus on applying what you have learned.

**Taking action on what you have learned each day is so important**

If you are like me, then you know how quickly things can become overwhelming when you have all this knowledge but no idea how to apply it.  Having a course outline each and every day and then actually completing those tasks one at a time as you learn will not only increase your confidence but will allow you to set attainable short term goals.

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As a Premium Member, you will have access to the next level (as well as everything else available at WA).

  • How to transfer your free website over to a domain that you own
  • How to get unlimited hoards of traffic!
  • Getting indexed in Google in less than 15 minutes
  • How to unlock unlimited keywords
  • Understanding the Low Hanging Fruit
  • Building out your content base in the most effective way
  • How to get your website seen and indexed quicker and with minimal work
  • Making Google love you, the quickest path
  • The ONLY sites you need to know about for keyword research.
  • AND MUCH MORE!

You must have the tools necessary to successfully market your business online.  I believe this is where most of us have hit a road block.  The number of programs available to us is simply overwhelming.  Many of them offer low start up costs; however, those initial fees are usually misleading.  In no time at all, you are being advised of the additional costs involved to take part in the “necessary” trainings, and finding support is next to impossible.

Live Video Training

As a Premium member, in addition to the courses offered via the classroom, there is a live video training section within Wealthy Affiliate to enhance your learning.  These classes are done once a week and recorded to ensure you never have to miss one.

I can honestly tell you that these live courses are my favorite part.  There are conducted by an online expert and the Q&A’s are priceless!  Where else can you go each week and ask questions in real time with answers that will actually help you better your site and your business today?  Aside from Wealthy Affiliate, I have never seen one.

In addition, there have been several live trainings in which the entire session was dedicated to reviewing and critiquing your website!  This is real feedback with an expert, you simply cannot put a price on that.

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Wealthy Affiliate University Affiliate Program

Wealthy Affiliate University affiliate programFor those of you who are interested in becoming an affiliate marketer, Wealthy Affiliate has one of the most exciting affiliate programs available anywhere online and you can earn consistent revenue by simply referring others to the community!  This is also a great option for those of you who do not have a niche selected but still want to build a website and learn the process.  I have outlined a few of the numbers below.

Note:  You do not need to be a paid member to promote WA as an affiliate.

Commissions:

STARTER Member Commissions:

Initial $19 offer, Commission = $4

$47/mth, Commission = $11.25 recurring

$359/year, Commission = $87.50 recurring

If you are a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate, you get 100% higher commissions as an affiliate and you also get to take part in our $1 credit program, which allows you to earn from free members you sign-up that set-up their accounts.

PREMIUM Member Commissions: (100% higher commissions!!!)

Credits: They Set-up their account = $1 Initial

$19 offer, Commission = $8

$47/mth, Commission = $22.50 recurring

$359/year, Commission = $175 recurring!

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Example Scenario (Conservative)

Monthly Income: $1,458

Cons:

From the time I started working this program, I could not find a lot wrong with it.  The few negatives I will mention below are definitely not enough to keep me from moving forward but do want to provide a fair assessment from my personal experience.

A LOT of information

For a beginner such as I was when I started, the amount of information available to me was overwhelming.  I really had to focus on the getting started program and not venture off to other things before I was ready.  I found this difficult because I wanted to learn everything I could, however, not wise since I really needed to take the time to process what I was learning and then apply it.  At the point of completing each stage, if I then wanted to review additional trainings around what I had learned, it made sense to do so.

The community is large and answers to questions may seem delayed

I personally use the search feature within the program because chances are the question you have has more than likely already been asked and answered. You can find an answer to almost anything you need to know.  If that does not work, then I use the live chat feature, which is a great help.  I have also private messaged Kyle and he responded quickly, and that was my last resort in one instance where I could not get an answer as quickly as I felt I needed it (patience is not my strong suit).

Time management can become an issue

The community within Wealthy Affiliate is very active and if not careful, you can find yourself sucked into the social side of things and before you know it, you have lost an hour or two of your day.  Seriously, this happened to me early on, and I just had to make a conscious decision to stay focused on my learning.

Wealthy Affiliate University is hands down the best overall program out there today.  You will have access to so much information as well as someone to walk you through the process step by step, not to mention an awesome community of folks who just want to help you succeed.  It is a blessing.

Because Wealthy Affiliate allows you to try their online university for free (no credit card required) you can truly discover for yourself why this program is far and away the best currently available.

Action Taker Bonus

For those of you who have already decided its time to take action,  I have a special bonus offer for you!

If you take action by getting started as a free member and upgrade to premium within the first 7 days, your first payment at Wealthy Affiliate will be reduced to $19.00…..that is a 59% discount!

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It can be difficult for most of us to put a price on what true value is worth.  We all have our own opinions; however, you can never expect to get something for nothing rather it be an actual dollar amount or an investment of time.  In the real world and specifically with regard to online marketing, it will take a bit of both.

Questions:  What Are Your Financial Goals?  Are You Close To Achieving Them?  If Not, Why Not?

These are questions we all need to ask ourselves.  We all have financial dreams but few actually sit down and create goals and an action plan as to how they are going to achieve them.

Starting an online business is a very real opportunity available to anyone who has a desire to get started.  Do not waste any more time wondering if it is for you.  Try it and if it is not, then at least you will know and can move on.  But if it is, then you will be one step closer to reaching your goals.

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I am not hesitant at all to tell people of the cost (free up to 47/mo) because I know for a fact they will not find anything even remotely close to what Wealthy Affiliate University has to offer.  Honestly I am not even sure how they have kept the cost so low all these years, but I am very thankful they have and that I found them before wasting anymore of my time, effort and money with very little results.

The next time anyone asks you the question, “What is Wealthy Affiliate University about“, you can simply advise that they are an extremely affordable-online-educational program (with a proven track record of over 10 years) dedicated to helping anyone interested in learning how to market their business online the right way.

Remember this:

When surrounded by the right people, in the right place at the right time, great things happen. Wealthy Affiliate University is definitely that place.  It is truly a recipe for success.

 Join Wealthy Affiliate University Now, It’s $0, (Free)!

Please leave a reply.  I would love to hear your thoughts or experiences with marketing a business online as well as any other questions/comments.

Make it a great day!

 

 

 

29 comments

  • I have just started up at wealthy affiliate and I was a little skeptical, as I have researched so many different ways to earn money online. But I have to say this makes sense. It really works, and I have the bug! Its addictive and Kyle and Carson have such a wealth of knowledge to share. It’s one of the best business things I’ve ever done!

    • Hi Ruth

      I could not agree more! I too am addicted to the teachings here at Wealthy Affiliate. I guess there are worse things I could be addicted to :-).

      Thank you for stopping by and I wish you nothing but success as you continue along this road. If you ever have any questions or just need some feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out. See you on the inside!

  • Hi Kellie!
    Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome platform that teaches in-dept trainings on Online Marketing strategy. I personally was saved from many scams out there. Believe me or not, many programs all over the web give unethical method to build a business. I am proud that WA is so clean that the community doesn’t spam one another. And you are right! If we are surrounded by the right people and presented with the right opportunity. It is just the matter of learning + applying things. Success will COME!

    • Thanks Edy. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I am so happy to hear about all the success stories within Wealthy Affiliate. It is just awesome! Have a great day and hope to see you again soon:-).

  • Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal, I have built my eBay store from humble beginnings into something I am proud of now and giving me a residual monthly profit.

    Most of the things I learn’t there and put into practice. If you have any online business WA can make it better.

    • Hi Mark,

      Thank you for sharing your success through Wealthy Affiliate. I love to hear the stories of how Kyle and Carson have helped so many achieve their dreams of making an online business a reality.

      Wishing you all the best,

      Kellie

  • Tasos Perte Tzortzis

    Hi Kellie , it is so nice to meet another proud member of Wealthy Affiliate.Indeed , this is the place to learn everything about online marketing the “right way”.

    Yes , the owners created something very unique , the training is comprehensive and their participation in the forum helps a lot members to unstuck.

    You have a big point calling WA a university , and a very cheap one.I never regretted my premium upgrade.

    When I started with them I got help whenever I needed , I had my problems solved and I created a website in a few days.This community follows the latest marketing trends , and shows a way for decent entrepreneurship.

    One of my best decisions ever.

    Very good job , would like to see more posts in the future.Good luck

    • Hi Tesos,

      Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated.

      Although Wealthy Affiliate offers the free starter membership, I personally could not stay there. Upgrading to Premium was a must for me as I wanted to dig in deeper and have access to all of the training. I too have no regrets and have not looked back.

      Best of luck to you as well,

      Kellie.

  • Thank you, Kellie for an honest review of this program. I too left the internet marketing business a few years ago. I followed the “Gurus” who had the flashy cars and big houses until they took all my money. All I got was frustration and broken promises. The funny thing is I was willing to work hard. I wasn’t looking for the magic button or the overnight riches. This Wealthy Affiliate program sounds promising. I still want to follow my dreams but am a little hesitant after my past experiences. I really am still just a newbie. I don’t know what most of the terms you listed in the article mean such as keywords, low hanging fruit (huh?), indexed, niche, and SEO, etc. You say they have helped thousands, they care about their members and the lessons are designed to get you going including assigning homework. I like that part and will definitely give this program my consideration.

    • Hi Rick,

      I know there are a lot of us who have been burned by the so called Gurus out there. The only good thing I can take away from those experiences is that I can honestly help others hopefully avoid falling into the same traps.

      The willingness to work hard is essential to finding success online but without the right program to learn from, the journey will be a difficult one. I do not regret my decision to join Wealthy Affiliate and I know you will find value in the free starter membership. I truly believe that we all must be given the opportunity to review information before moving forward with a financial commitment. As a starter member, you will be able to do just that.

      I hope you continue to follow your dreams, Rick, and do not give up. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. I am happy to help.

      Have a great day!

  • Hi,
    Nice site. The starter offer can’t be denied. It is definitely worth it, being free, the decision is all mine. WA must be very confident about their offer for not ramming down my throat. No promises of instant online riches overnight, and that looks good to me. It’s hard to find honest gurus, but the fact that this, to start off, is a free education is intriguing. Once the ball is rolling when can I start a mailing list? I heard they are profitable.

    • Hi Michael,

      Well, of course, I have to agree with you :-). Starting as a free member and receiving a free education is definitely a win-win! The one thing I look for in a program or when discussing WA with others is that there is no get rich quick program out there that will work in the way it is being promoted. Sometimes you just have to do the work to get rewarded. WA never makes outlandish promises and that is why they have such a high success rate. Their students are learning a business and the skills gained will allow them to successfully compete with anyone.

      If you want to begin using your site to create a mail list, you may do so at any time, but you will need an auto responder for managing your list. Also, if you have a moment, check out this video by one of our WA trainers around email marketing. I found it very helpful.

      https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/email-mar

      Have a great day, Michael, and thanks for stopping by. If you have any additional questions, please do let me know.

  • I became a member of Wealthy Affiliate last month and haven’t looked back! Your review has done a great job at describing the program and listing the pros and cons. I think it’ll be a lot of help for people trying to figure out how to make money online, build websites, and learn affiliate marketing.

    I’ve always called Wealthy Affiliate the social network for affiliates. With social networks comes socializing, and sometimes, wasted hours. Personally, I wouldn’t blame this on WA, and if you’re writing content on your blog, you can always block WA’s website for an hour or two to help stay focused.

    • Hi Alec

      Thank you for commenting. I love to hear about others within Wealthy Affiliate University who can testify to the benefit. My hope is that anyone considering WA will compare the program to any other one they are considering. I know they will find a cost factor that cannot be matched and the training is exceptional.

      Being a social platform can definitely be a deterrent but like you say, you have to discipline yourself and set aside what you feel is a reasonable amount of time to interact within the community. On the flip side, being involved is a nice feature when you need assistance.

      Have a great day, Alec. See ya on the side:-).

  • Hi Kellie, this is a nicely written review of Wealthy Affiliate, I am speaking as an insider, having two sites hosted there. Regarding the issue of referrals, it is hard to get those numbers you mentioned, like 5 or 50 per day. Again, I am speaking from my own perspective.

    Your rightly point out time management. This is so time consuming. And you are definitely right, this is legit and your visitors should know this. Thank you.

    • Hi Jovo

      Thanks for your comments. Always good to hear from fellow WA’ers:-).

      I wanted to give varying examples of that you can earn as an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate University. I think the 5 referrals per day is very attainable if you apply all of the traffic methods being taught within the course. Some will and some won’t but definitely doable.

      I know from personal experience, when you begin working from home full time it is a very different deal. Time management becomes a much bigger issue as it can be so easy to get distracted when you are at home. You really need to set a plan for yourself each and every day and remain disciplined in order to achieve your goals. Not having a boss looking over your shoulder is awesome but it can also take some getting used to if new to you.

      I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to give your perspective on WA. It is definitely legit, I could not agree more!

      Good luck to you, Jovo. See you on the inside:-). Have a great day!

  • Hello Kellie
    l don’t know exactly how i found your Wealthy Affiliate University.
    You have explained so well the steps how wealthy affiliate work that I’m tempted to join, but after joining so many useless online programmes, it`s difficult to know which is which.
    You speak about taking action to what someone has learned, this can at times be difficult, learning and doing and the time for upgraded membership running out.
    But l think that`s where the free membership can benefit most, learn at your own pace/speed, repeat and take action as you move on.
    Thanks for a very informative post.

    • Hi Roamy

      I am glad you found my review of Wealthy Affiliate. There are so many programs out there today claiming to have the secret to making money online with little work and no investment. Well, I am here to tell you that is just not possible and those products are only out for your money.

      Wealthy Affiliate allows you to try the product for free for as long as you would like to do so. There are so many benefits to doing this, but first and foremost, you need to be sure the program is right for you before signing up and paying a fee. I can tell you that those who do not take action upon completing a course are going to slow down their progress. It is best to take what you have learned when it is fresh and begin to apply it. Some may want to review the course a couple of times before taking action to ensure they understand what is being taught, and that is completely fine too. The point is do not simply be a learner and never move to the doer stage.

      I hope you found the answers you needed to make an informed decision about whether or not to join Wealthy Affiliate. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask.

      Have a great day!

  • Hello Kellie
    A great personal review about wealthy affiliate.
    I too have been a member of WA for just over a year and like most ‘Newbies’ who joined I was hesitant about going premium. In fact it took me 3 months to make up my mind but that’s ok within wealthy affiliate because there’s no pressure to upgrade and you get to keep your two free websites with the free hosting as well so you can actually take as long as you like to go for the premium and get even more free websites. There’s the added bonus of transferring any other sites you have over to SiteRubix and get those hosted for you for zero dollars as well.
    All in all a pretty good deal.
    Have a great day Kellie.
    Regards
    Robert Allan

    • Good Day Allan

      I love to get comments on my site from other Wealthy Affiliate members. Happy to hear that you made the decision to go premium as the amount of information available to you for the cost is truly unbeatable in my opinion. I hope you are finding everything you need within the system. Please do let me know if you ever have any questions. I am happy to assist where I can :).

      Good luck to you and will see you on the inside!

  • Hi Kellie,

    I have to say this is a great review of Wealthy Affiliate. So far I’ve only seen good reviews about this affiliate marketing program and I am still thinking if I should really join this community.

    The free sign up does sound very attractive, at least I can decide later on whether Wealthy Affiliate is really worth for my time to be full time working with them.

    I’ve been struggling about making money online, especially for people like me (a newbie). I have been scammed a few times and I still believe earning money online works.

    I hope this is not a wrong place to begin my journey in earning money online. I am going to try this out!

    By the way, can you tell me if there is any upsell?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Alex

      Yes, the free option is a great way to try Wealthy Affiliate out and see if it works for you. There are no upsells and the only cost to you would be the premium package should you decide to upgrade.

      Like you, I have been scammed many times in the online world but have found that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam free zone. Please let me know how things are going and if you have any questions along the way. I am happy to assist.

      Good luck to you, Alex and have a great day!

  • Everyone who joined wealthy affiliate fall in love with it. Wealthy affiliate is one of the best online business community and everyone there always willing to help each other. People who don’t have any idea that how online business works then wealthy affiliate is for them. I’m used to be like this too but now I have enough information about online business.

    • Hi Adeel

      Wealthy Affiliate is not perfect, but it is pretty close especially if you are new to this and want to start off with a solid foundation. There is just too much garbage out there and so many of us fall victim to the scams and then become negative about internet marketing and all it has to offer, thus missing out on an awesome opportunity for freedom with marketing your own business online. Glad to hear you have received the “good” knowledge you needed.

      Take care and good luck to you,

  • Hi Kellie,

    I really enjoyed this honest review of WA. The cons that you mentioned are very true. With so much info coming at you it is always best to just go through the lessons one at a time and make sure not to get so overwhelmed. And yes the community can take a while to answer questions and I have found it can be a real time waster if you get to talking too much with all your fellow affiliates.

  • Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a great place for newbies.
    From what you describe here, all you need is an interest and the passion to develop it through a website.

    Would really recommend it for someone who’s not tech savvy though? I mean doesn’t building a website involve code knowledge and such?

    • Hi George

      I get your question a lot and I am happy to say that you do not need to be tech savvy or a coding expert to create a website. Thank goodness for progression in technology! The site builder within Wealthy Affiliate is fantastic and of course you cannot beat the WordPress platform. I have not doubt that you will be able to pick it up without any issues.

      Good luck to you, George! Do not hesitate to come by anytime. Happy to help.

  • Hi Kellie! I agree with your review and nicely written!! I agree that when you first join WA the amount of information is overwelming but it’s great to always be able to ask someone in the community. I was lucky that I found WA quite early in my research and didn’t have to go through scam after scam.

    Gabriel

  • Great article on a really interesting opportunity on the internet! I love the way that you can earn consistent revenue by simply referring others to the community! This means that you could possibly earn as you learn – or even cover your marketing costs and web costs as you learn! Do they use Paypal by any chance?

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