Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?? 2018 review

About 2 months ago, I had absolutely no idea what affiliate marketing was.

I was doing some research online about MLM scams and stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate. It got me curious, and because they were offering a FREE starter membership, curiosity got the better of me and I just had to suss it out. .

Seriously… It was like a whole new world for me. I had no idea what I was looking at, and I didn’t understand any of it, and I thought, yeah…nah!, not for me.

I couldn’t help but read up a little more about this online university and really dig deep. I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a scam.

After checking out some reviews on google, both biased and unbiased, I decided the best way to see what it was all about, was to sign up and make my own decision. It’s free to become a member, so I had nothing to lose.

What is Wealthy Affiliate and how does it work?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online business training platform that provides you with the tools to build a successful business online.

This pic sums it up quite well on how it works.

I haven’t been with Wealthy Affiliate long, but in the short time I’ve been here, I’ve learnt every single step through the training provided. For someone like me, that’s a BIG deal.

The training was broken down and explained in simple terms, easy for someone like me to understand. When I say ‘someone like me’. I mean, I’m a stay at home wife and mum of four boys, I haven’t worked in over 14 years, I didn’t apply myself to my education as well as I should’ve, so I was expelled from school at the age of 14. Now I’m old and really have no direction in life, I wasn’t very confident in myself when it came to the training.

I did stumble and I struggled, especially with things like ‘finding my niche’ (didn’t even know what that was), ‘blogging’ ‘site content’, ‘keywords’, ‘wordpress’, ‘plugins’. (You can just imagine how difficult it was for me at the beginning).

I had absolutely no idea what those meant. I reached out to Kyle, and he helped me through it all. Not only did I get support from Kyle, but the Wealthy Affiliate community. I would ask a question on the live chat, and there was always someone there that offered guidance and help.

Once I got the gist of it all, It became so clear to me, and my vision grew into something that I never thought would happen.

I love reading blogs, testimonies and other peoples stories, but to think that I could be one of those people, to think that I could write something that could possibly add value to someone else’s life. That was truly amazing for me.

Free Starter membership & Premium upgrade

I started on the Free starter membership, just to suss it all out. I completed the first training module and got pretty excited to move on to the next lesson.

<==Click here to sign up for the Free Starter Membership==>

The only way for you to get what I mean, Is to sign up yourself. It’s absolutely FREE, no credit card details needed, absolutely free to join and free to learn. And if you choose, you can stay as a free member for as long as you like.

See for yourself, try it, and make up your own mind about it.

After my first week, I was offered a 59% discount offer to go premium for my first month. I thought of it as an investment. I took into consideration everything that I had learned so far in the training, and just knew that there was so much more for me to learn. So I said ‘yes’.

This chart shows the difference between the memberships. You can still build a business online with the starter membership. Either one you choose, it’s still a win/win.

I am well and truly on my way to being a successful online marketer, and I owe it all to Wealthy Affiliate.

So how much does it cost?

Starter membership: $0 you don’t even enter payment information. It’s 100% free.

Premium membership: $47.00US, or $61.00AU a month. Your first month will cost you $19US or $26AU,(give or take, depending on the exchange rate) if you go premium within seven days of signing up.

You can even pay per year which will set you back $359.00US or $486.00AU. It’s recommended that you take the yearly premium membership. It will end up saving you money rather than paying monthly. I’m a month to month type of person, and I’m happy with that for now.

What I’ve been able to achieve since I signed up

  • I’ve learned how to create a website and build it up. (Still a work in progress). And that’s just my first one, I can have up to 50 sites. Crazy right!!
  • I’ve learned how to write a blog. Writing is not my forte. Since being a member of wealthy affiliate, I’m not doing too bad. Not just how to write one, but how to edit it, publish it and share it to the world.
  • I’ve gained confidence and have come out of my comfort zone.
  • I’ve been able to connect with other people that aren’t related to me. The Wealthy Affiliate Community is just incredible. The support, help and guidance one can get from the other members is just amazing.
  • There is so much more, much much more. More than I could have ever imagined. And still so much more for me to learn, not just from our training modules, but blogs and trainings written by other Wealthy Affiliate members.

In our ‘About Us‘ post, I said, ‘I am going to retire my husband in 2 years’. Using this platform through Wealthy Affiliate, I believe that I will be able to fulfill this long term goal. There is nothing more rewarding for me as a mum, to be able to contribute towards our bills and our finances. To make it even more special, I get to work from home and still be around my kids.

The best decision you will ever make

If you’re a stay at home mumma like me, This is definitely something you could do.

If you are after a ‘get-rich-quick’ type thing, Wealthy Affiliate is not for you. If you want to learn and grow and attain the necessary skills to build a successful online marketing business, then this is for you.

It does not matter what level you’re at, whether your a beginner like me, or an experienced online genius, I totally recommend that you join.

That’s all I’ve got for you for now. I’ll post again as my training and journey progresses. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, or if you’d like to share your affiliate marketing story with me, please leave me a comment.

Thank you for stopping by


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10 Responses

  1. Great review of Wealthy Affiliate. I had all the same feelings before I joined. It just feels right after awhile though doesn’t it?

  2. Maun says:

    Hi Patty,
    Amazing! You are in good hands in terms of the online platform Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is also my no. 1 choice for affiliate marketing training. I had joined a couple of training program before I stumble upon WA.
    Once you become a premium member of WA, it’s easy to see why it’s the best platform.
    All the best!

  3. Cathy says:

    Few months ago, I tried direct selling in the effort to make an extra income but it didn’t go well with my style of doing things. I have since browse the internet for other options and came across affiliate marketing.

    This business model is more fitting to my lifestyle as I love to travel around and sometimes, love working remotely too. It’s good to know that there’s a training platform to help you get started.

    Does it work for all type of countries? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Cathy

      I too tried direct selling, and I struggled to make even one sale. I still do a little bit of direct selling here and there, but this platform with Wealthy Affiliate has shown me a much easier and simpler way earn money online and still be home for my children. So it suits my lifestyle too. 

      Internet marketing is available in all countries, and I believe there is opportunities for everyone. But it depends on the individual affiliate program you choose.

      Thank you for stopping by and thank you for leaving a comment. I wish you all the best.


  4. Norman says:

    Affiliate marketing is a great way to make passive income. So many people are into this kind of work working part-time and in some cases working full time. But this is a field that requires so much of your time. The good part, however, is that it is worth the work. Wealthy Affiliate is an online program that is so amazing and is helping so many people to have online success.

    • admin says:

      Hi Norman

      I agree with you in saying that it is worth it. And for the first time, I’m really enjoying the process. I’m a stay at home mum, and I believe that through Wealthy Affiliate, I am able to contribute financially. 

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. 


  5. Some good advice here. I joined WA as a free member purely out of curiosity and have remained a free member for several months. I have been selling online for many years and I think WA is a great starting point for absolutely anyone who has a desire to start their own online business. It is also a great platform for someone who simply wants to learn how to build a website or start a personal blog. There is absolutely no risk involved and I can see no reason not to try it.

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