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.
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.
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