Wealthy Affiliate Review 2016- The Jewel of the Internet

By | October 11, 2016


The Search is Over!

Have you ever had the feeling that trying to find someone who can share the knowledge of how to make money on the internet is like looking for buried treasure?

You know it’s out there because others are doing it. But, every time you think you find something it turns out to be a dead end.

Fortune is smiling on you! Your search is over with Wealthy Affiliate.

An Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate

Name:Wealthy Affiliate
Overall Rating:98/100
Price: $49/month $359/year
Owners: Kyle & Carson

Here is a place that not only has the training that gives you the information you’ve been looking for, but they also hold your hand through the process of creating an online business.

The owners Kyle and Carson are two entrepreneurs that decided to make a business that would help others to become successful internet marketers. They did this by building a platform that gives you the training and tools to do everything from building a website, to learning how to market customers, to building a community to support you, motivate you and give you feedback.

It’s a very in-depth program that has something for everyone, from newbies to experts, and they are continually growing and improving.


Kicking the Tires and Checking under the Hood of Wealthy Affiliate

Before I buy anything from cars to cameras I like to find out as much as I can about it first, so I can make an intelligent decision.

With that said let’s take a look at Wealthy Affiliate and see what they have to offer and how it might benefit you.

Website Hosting and Domain Name Selection…..  Being able to select a domain name, and host your website all in the same platform saves a lot of hassle and makes it quick and easy to build this part of your website.

Keyword Research Tools…..  These tools not only show you how many people are searching for your keywords but also how much competition you are dealing with. Giving you the benefit of avoiding building a web-site that no one is looking for, or has too much competition.

Step by Step Training…..  The training is simple, using videos and tutorials you are guided through the process of building a website. There are organized classrooms and task-based courses.  If you get stuck there is a community of experienced webmasters to answer your questions and guide you through the process. And when you’re done not only will you know how to build websites, but you will also have one up and running and making money.

WordPress® Web Building Software with Over 3500 Themes….Using the industry’s premier web building software, and the variety of themes to choose from make it possible for you to create a website that is tailored to your exact vision.

Access to Industry Experts & Millionaires….This is my favorite part of the site. Being able to rub shoulders with real people who are making this work right now is invaluable. Any time there is a question you have that needs an answer, a quick click on your toolbar gives you access to over 600,000 members. Of whom someone will readily have an answer that will satisfy your question.

Affiliate Marketing Program… Having their own in-house affiliate program gives you the benefit of being able to earn while you learn.

Your own Personal Profile Page….As you can see this is where  you have access to all the features of Wealthy Affiliate. Everything you need is just a simple click from here. Features that range from asking questions, to accessing training programs, to using your tools, to writing and posting blogs for the community, are all at your fingertips.profile-page
The benefit of being able to have all this information at your fingertips makes it easy to stay organized and connected.

Weekly Live Training Webinars….The advantage of live webinars is keeping you up to date on new developments, and delving further into various aspects of affiliate marketing.


Some of the Drawbacks of Wealthy Affiliate

You Can be Easily Sidetracked….There is so much information, and such a helping, welcoming community, that it is easy to become busy socializing and lose focus on what you’re doing here. Which is to learn how to build an online business.

Too many Opinions….With over half a million people to get advice from you have to filter out what works for you and what doesn’t. Although there are a lot of experienced  and successful internet marketers who want to pay it forward there are also those who haven’t yet gained the experience but still like to give advice.

Could you Benefit from Wealthy Affiliate

As I said anyone from newbie to expert will find something of value at Wealthy Affiliate. Here’s a more specific list of those who might benefit from the training Wealthy Affiliate has to offer;

  •  Students who want a way to earn money while they are still in school.( Kyle, one of the owners began affiliate marketing while still in school)
  • Anyone who is currently employed that is looking to create an online business. (This is the one that fits me)
  • Current affiliate marketers who want to learn additional skills and join a community of like-minded people.
  • Those who are nearing retirement and need to supplement their income
  • Internet users who would love to have an online business and are looking for a mentor to help them set it up
  • Parents who are still at home taking care of children looking for a business that they can work at from home.

Do any of these apply to you or someone you know?



The Wealthy Affiliate Community

Imagine you joined a Facebook group that had positive, encouraging, members.

And these members all had the same purpose in mind. Namely to become successful affiliate marketers.

Now imagine that a number of these members already were successful affiliate marketers, HUGELY successful, and they wanted to help you achieve the same thing.

Would you feel like you could succeed at affiliate marketing with a group like that?

Well, that is the community that Wealthy Affiliate is made up of. Over 600,000 community members encouraging and supporting each other to become successful affiliate marketers.

They do this by reviewing, and commenting on your website. By posting informational, and motivational blogs. And through creating helpful training videos, and tutorials.


The Cost of Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has two membership price points:

Starter Membership, $0 (Join Here)
Premium Membership, $49 per month / $359 per year (Join Here)


Although the starter membership is free, and you can create a website using it. I would consider it more of an introduction to Wealthy Affiliate, so that you can become familiar with everything they have to offer before you commit to becoming a premium member.

Below is a table that shows you the options you get being a starter member vs. being a premium member.

My Overall Recommendation

If you want to make money as an affiliate marketer, then Wealthy Affiliate is the place to do it!

But don’t just take my word for it. Let me show you  others who are currently making money using this training.

Here is John, a work at home dad. He’s been with WA since 2010.


This is what Nathaniell, has to say. A now full time internet marketer who has also been with WA fo 6 years



And there are hundreds of others, with similar stories making a living using the tools and training found in here. This is the real deal!

If you have any desire to make money on the internet, then Wealthy Affiliate is the tool of choice.

Here you will be coached every step of the way towards you becoming a successful online business person.

There aren’t going to be any upsells for you to worry about, and you have a very positive community supporting and encouraging you all the way.

Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, has over 600,000 members (many of who are millionaires) and is creating successful affiliate marketers every day. So you can join them with the confidence that they will deliver everything that they promise.

The price to check them out is free, so I would recommend that you join as a starter, there’s no risk and if you’re serious about making some money on the internet then become a premium member.


Wealthy Affiliate’s Rating

  1. Credibility       100
  2. Training             95
  3. Value                 100
  4. Support              97
  5. Feasibility          98

Overall rating  98/100




If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you.



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30 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review 2016- The Jewel of the Internet

  1. Rupert

    Hi Richard,

    You got a comprehensive review of WA out there. As WA member myself, I can vouch for what you have written. I hope people who read your review will take action and see for themselves how to create their own online business.

    All the best,


    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Rupert. I appreciate you’re adding validity to my WA review. I encourage people to try the free starter membership, and then they can see for themselves and don’t have to just take our word for it.

      Good fortune to you Rupert.

  2. jean baptiste

    Loved the success examples you included Rich! There’s no doubt that if you follow the training at WA you will be able to build a profitable online business

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Junior. I agree that with the awesome training and mentors available at WA it’s entirely possible to build a profitable online business.

      Good fortune to you Junior

  3. Erica Tannor

    Like you, I have an already established business and was looking for an online business that I could work on alongside my existing business. I agree with everything you say here about WA being a great value. As far as the potential negatives, I also agree that the social component may at times be distracting and some of the advice given may not always be 100% accurate. I’ve learned who I can count on for consistently good advice.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Erica. I have found that in the pursuit of any venture it has been made easier when I have found mentors who are well established in their field. WA has a lot of these mentors. Those that have great websites tend to be the ones I seek out for advice.

      Good fortune to you Erica

  4. Marcel

    Great review, Richard. Your content is well balanced with well placed banners. Definitely a plus for visitors checking out your website.

    Keep up the good work..


    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for commenting, Marcel. I owe the outcome and appearance of this review to the training I received here at WA.

      Good fortune to you Marcel

  5. Alicia Eslava

    That was interesting. I feel like wealthy affiliates has taught you a lot. If they’re around for awhile I will go to them if I ever want to start up a business on a website. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for commenting, Alicia. I certainly have learned a lot from WA. Which is further evidence of the effectiveness of this training. When you feel ready I would suggest you begin with a starter membership.

      Good fortune to you Alicia

  6. Gina

    Hi Richard,
    This is just what I need, my hand held through the process because sometimes it’s not that easy. I want to be able to ask questions and get answers too. Wow! Check it out for free? Sounds Great!
    Thanks so much!

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Gina. Even though the lessons are well laid out, there are places I get stuck. I wouldn’t have been able to put this review together without the help of the community and their ability to answer questions for me.

      Good fortune to you Gina

  7. Antonio

    Excellent review Richard. I am now a bit more convinced that wealthy affiliate is a good deal. I’m sure everybody can learn a lot about websites and online businesses from those trainings. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Antonio.I figure that if WA can teach me how to build an online business then they should be able to help just about anybody.

      Good fortune to you

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comment, Trecia. Wealthy Affiliate is a great tool for earning money online.

      Good fortune to you

  8. Dana Gilgen

    What and opportunity! You’ve peaked my interest. Now I want to know how to use you to further my fledgling business in design and gain clients. I’ll certainly pass it along to my co-workers and friends who are looking for new business opportunities!

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Dana. Wealthy Affiliate would be an excellent tool to help you with your design business. I would recommend that you join as a starter member, and see how it can help you build your business.
      Good fortune to you Dana

  9. Andrew

    Hi Richard!
    This Wealthy Affiliate sounds promising. The premium membership looks good as they can also host my site as well as help me create it easily. I want to make my own website, but don’t want to have to go elsewhere for the hosting and pay for it. I think I will try the free membership account and see how I go. Thank you for the review.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments. Andrew. You’re right about what a great advantage it is to have all the resources you need under one roof, so to speak. It saves the hassle and cost of running around and trying to put together a bunch of pieces, hoping they all fit together. Trying the free membership is a great way to see how Wealthy Affiliate will work for you.

      Good fortune to you Andrew

  10. Sunny

    Hi Richard,
    I love your signature 🙂

    This is such a great WA review! It says everything people should know when they find your site. As a WA member, I can say that i am more than happy for finding this great chance and making my own home business..

    Best of luck to you Richard!

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Sunny. I agree with you about WA being a great opportunity to build your business. Part of what is impressive about WA is being able to watch others like yourself create a successful home business.

      Good fortune to you

  11. Adam Gilgen

    I was sent this link just to check it out and I must say I am very impressed with what I have seen.After reading through the site I have a clear understanding of the potential and opportunities that can exist in Web site design and a confident safe place to learn how.Another point I would like to comment on is the Web site itself,well done in my opinion,showing proof the skills that wealthy affiliates can teach a person.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for checking this post out Adam. You’re correct about how effective Wealthy Affiliate is at teaching someone how to build an impressive website.

  12. Keith

    Richard, your review of Wealthy Affiliate is superb! I especially like the “Could you benefit from Wealthy Affiliate” section, and the great testimonials you included. This review should be read by anyone searching for legit business opportunities online, and go a long way towards steering them in the right direction. The training is awesome, and the opportunity for income is built right in. Great job my friend.

    1. Richard Post author

      Thank you for your comments, Keith. It’s great to have such an awesome place to learn and create state of the art websites. With so many scams on the internet having a training facility like Wealthy Affiliate is sorely needed


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