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Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?


As a Work At Home Mom, I tend to dive into things with both feet. I either sink or swim. Too often, I’ve found myself figuratively drowning in a world that:

1. I don’t understand fully

2. Or, I’ve just been scammed!


Have you been searching for a way to make money online? Maybe you’ve heard that it’s possible, but you just don’t understand the process.

If you’ve stumbled across the term Wealthy Affiliate, you may be wondering, “Is Wealthy Affiliate Just Another Internet Scam? Or is it a LEGIT Opportunity?”


We’ll you’re in luck! I’m going to break down EXACTLY what Wealthy Affiliate is and why it might be worth you giving it a try!





Wealthy Affiliate is a training program that provides you with step by step instruction video courses for creating your own online profitable business website. They explain the nitty-gritty process behind online affiliate marketing. 


Great! So what does that look like at Wealthy Affiliate? Once you join the Wealthy Affiliate Community they provide step-by-step training videos that allow you to create your very own website. In essence, you pick what kind of website you want and Wealthy Affiliate will help guide you through the whole setup process.


They offer a complete training package consisting of 5 levels of website certification – and new training constantly being added daily! They also offer a live video course every Friday to keep you up to date on the latest trends in the internet marketing business.


WA Certification


They help you create your very own online business and show you how to be successful in generating revenue from your site. 



Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a company that ‘hires’ you in the traditional sense. You won’t be logging hours and getting paid for the time you spend on the Wealthy Affiliate site. It is NOT a job at all! In fact, you don’t have a boss – YOU ARE the boss. The time you spend going through the training and the individual effort you put in will determine your success.


However, the work that YOU put into your blog upfront can generate income for you for YEARS – possibly the rest of your life!



No – you don’t have to be a business expert or an internet wiz to be successful at Wealthy Affiliate. What you do need is the ability to sit back, watch the training videos, and implement those ideas. It’s kind of comparable to sitting through an online classroom lesson and then doing your homework.


You must be organized and disciplined in the time and effort you are willing to put forth. Typing skills are also crucial as you will be creating your very own content. You don’t have to be an English Professor – but be able to communicate to real people using real language that you use in everyday life.


Essentially ANYONE can be successful through the Wealthy Affiliate program. 


And remember, the online world is ALWAYS Hiring. So if you find yourself in a situation where you can’t work outside the home or maybe they just aren’t hiring in your area – this could be a great opportuinty for YOU!




This is a website and therefore an internet-based program. You must have access to a computer. Also, having a relatively high internet speed will help too!

Do you already have a website? GREAT! Wealthy Affiliate has classrooms that are constantly being updated that can answer questions you may have about your current blog or website.

on going training



Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy to get started. You can have your website up and running by the end of the very first day. It’s as simple as creating an account and watching the training videos provided. There are no waits, no emailing the founders the answer to a “Qualification Question” and waiting to hear a reply – if you wanted to, you could get started right NOW.




As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I can personally testify to the tremendous amount of support you receive when you join this community. Just by starting a free membership trial, you immediately get messaged by the founders of WA. You also have access to LIVE CHAT with other members of Wealthy Affiliate who are available and WILLING to answer any and all questions you may have.

I have never felt ‘alone’ with this company. Think of it as your Facebook page, but you actually like everyone on there because they’re so willing to help you out! You have the opportunity to see what others are doing and even offer your advice – as a NOVICE! But you get access to the EXPERTS too.



You can sign up for a FREE with a starter membership account. This will give you access to 10 free training videos on how to build your website and they also offer you 2 FREE websites of your own. For the first week, you have access to the LIVE CHAT and community support group. You can definitely succeed at this level – especially if you have some knowledge of how to use internet ads, affiliate programs, and other revenue generating avenues already. (You get introduced to this in the Starter Membership)



If you decide to become a PREMIUM MEMBER you have full access to the live chat 24/7 and numerous amounts of even more training videos – not to mention live ongoing trainings that happen weekly.  


To be a PREMIUM MEMBER the cost is $19 your first month (if you sign up within a week of becoming a starter member) and $49/month thereafter.


You also have the option to pay for a full year’s membership for $359 – which averages to about $30/month. (Which is a HUGE Savings)



Honestly, I wish I would have signed up years ago! I’ve blogged personally for years now and never realized the potential I had to make money – If I had only had the right tools!

I’m still early in the game, but I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of support from both the founders AND the community. I’ve tried navigating websites in the past – even Word Press websites (the platform of WA) and I found it to be confusing and overwhelming. Just the initial training videos are worth watching – even if you never become a Premium Member!


So, the big question on everyone’s mind? DOES IT WORK? 

I can personally testify that I began making money after my very first month using the WA platform and going through the training videos.

So, NO – Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a scam! It is a LEGIT training program. They don’t promise overnight success – and they know you have to do the homework if you want to be successful. This is NOT a ‘job’ – this is YOUR BUSINESS!


Do you have Questions? Drop me a comment below – I’d love to hear your experiences. Feel free to ask if you have any Questions about me or my further experience with WA.


Just need a website? Click HERE for a video on HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE IN 30 SECONDS! 


Looking for ways to GROW YOUR BUSINESS? CLICK HERE  to see all my tips on marketing and expanding your business!



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6 Comments to HONEST WEALTHY AFFILIATE REVIEW – Scam or WHAM Opportunity?

  1. Junaid says:

    Hi Kayla, thanks for your honest review your. When I read your review then I join Wealthy Affiliate eww… Wealthy Affiliate is so inspired community I got everything that I want since two years the training and tools in Wealthy Affiliate are so excited. Thank you, Kayla Thank you very much.

    • Kayla says:

      Junaid – Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is such an inspiring community. I truly enjoy all that I am learning with their trainings. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors!

  2. Amber says:

    Is this something that you can do part time? Is it worth the investment?

    • Kayla says:

      Absolutely! Obviously, the more time you invest, the faster your business will get off the ground. But investing a few hours each day is sufficient. This is an investment in your future and price you pay for the education alone is significantly lower than any college course you will find. Plus, you get to build your business while learning the step-by-step process. It’s definitely worth it if you’re looking to know the ends and outs of internet marketing. Good luck to you!

  3. Trevor says:

    Good evening Kayla, I am 15 going on 16. I know I am going to need to get a job soon but don’t want to work in a typical fast-food restaurant or any place where the average teenager would work his first job. I have been looking for easy simple ways to make money online and unfortunately have been scammed about half a dozen times! I am interested in WA and was curious if I am applicable for the starter training package despite my age.


    • Kayla says:

      Hello Trevor!

      I admire your ambition and willingness to pursue a job outside the ‘normal’ teenage occupation. Yes, you can be begin the starter training program – in fact, there are quite a few pre-teens and teens who follow the program. My 11 year old has his own blog! My best advice is to start with the free package. Remember, you can always stay at the free level. You can contact me personally if you ever have any questions – I’d be happy to help!

      You might want to look over some of my other blog posts on the Growing Your Business Tab. You’ll find tips in there as well. You’ll be off to a fantastic start and if you keep up with it – you’ll have the foundation to a great career! (Keep in mind, it’s not always easy. Working for yourself can be tough. You need the discipline to be your own boss and actually produce high quality content). But I know you can do it if you give it your all!

      Sign up here to start your 10 Free lessons! Good Luck!

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