The last thing that you’d want to happen is to fall into a scam, right? And really, there’s so much nonsense out there that it is always a good idea to understand what you’re getting yourself into. That’s why I want to be totally honest in this review so that you can gauge if this is what you’re looking for.
If you truly want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you need to educate yourself and make sure you have the right support. So in this 2019 Wealthy Affiliate Review, I will give you as much information as possible so you can assess if Wealthy Affiliate is indeed worth your time. My intent is to help you see what’s so great about it and what you have to watch out for.
If you have any questions or want to offer you own personal review or feedback, feel free to share any insights you have at the bottom of this page.
Introduction: What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate was designed to be a platform for affiliate marketers and online entrepreneurs. It was started in 2005 by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim as a keyword list site for affiliate marketers and new features were continuously added.
It eventually evolved into a one-stop shop for affiliate marketers to create and grow their online business. Kyle continues to be involved in the training aspect and Carson is mostly involved in the development of the site.
Full disclosure: I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2015 but it’s only now that I’m doing a review because I wanted to try it out for myself first. While I may be biased towards Wealthy Affiliate, I am speaking from my experience. Obviously, I continue to be a paying premium member because I’ve proven this works, otherwise you wouldn’t be here, right?
How does it work?
Essentially, you get to learn the right process of building a business online in any niche or topic of your choice. I think choosing a topic that you’re really interested in will help. It can be anything under the sun like health, fitness, dieting, pets or babies. No matter which way you decide to go, there are so many products and services you can promote as an affiliate and earn revenue from.
Creating a website will then help you to create quality content that is relevant to your target audience. The content is ranked in search engines and then you start getting traffic or people who get to see your site.
Finally, you earn revenue when they click affiliate links in your site. Your recommendations can earn you a commission which varies based on the affiliate program.
When you go to Wealthy Affiliate, you will be able to access the training, tools, services and coaching that you need. You can apply the process in any niche you opt for. It may seem overwhelming at first given everything that’s available at your fingertips, but you really just have to follow the training step-by-step since the tasks after each lesson are very doable.
You should also keep in mind that success won’t come overnight as this is not one of those get-rich-quick schemes. You have to add a bit of hard work to the equation. Depending on the traffic you’re able to generate to your site and the quality of your content, you can potentially generate revenue that change your life.
Education: What can I expect to learn?
Contrary to what other reviews say that it’s more for newbies, I think it caters to varying levels of affiliate marketers from newbies to those who are more advanced. As soon as you sign up to Wealthy Affiliate, you are already able to implement what you learn. And I personally, I learn best when I actually do it and apply what I’ve learned. The training is very interactive, and I think it’s very effective in holding your hand as you build your online business.You can expect to see:
- Core certification courses applicable to any niche you want
- Affiliate bootcamp training if you want to create a business around making money online
- Live classes and tutorials
You will also find that other members create their own courses. While it may be helpful, I suggest that you stick with the Online Entrepreneur Certification first otherwise, it will just be way too overwhelming.
Community: What kind of support will I get?
You have to check a few things: Is the community active? Can you get support from the “experts”? Can you get access to the founders?
While there’s a small minority that aren’t as helpful, I think there are so much more people in the community who truly care about your success and are willing to help you. Just reach out because it is a very active community. You can talk to people by writing comments on questions on the posts, you can send people a personal message, or you can even utilize the live chat feature.
There are also a lot of discussions and I’ve found several goldmines that you can take away so much from, however it’s not perfect and there are those that are not really related and kinda have a Facebook post feel to it. So just be discerning so that you don’t really waste your time on irrelevant posts.
Even if you’re building your online business on your own, you will come to realize that you are not alone. There are many people in the same boat or people who have gone through the same experience who will provide support. I personally like getting that extra push especially on days that I don’t feel as motivated. The community has a very positive vibe.
You can also reach out to the founders directly and once you are a premium member, you can get private coaching from anyone in the community.
Tools and resources: Does it have what it takes to build and shape an online business?
To start off, you need a website.
Type of websites: WordPress
Hosting: Managed WordPress hosting
Just to give some food for thought: The quality of hosting offered within the Premium membership ($49 per month), is comparable and more superior to the $250 per month managed WordPress hosting packages in the industry.
I find that it is easy to use (even for someone like me who knew nothing about creating a website when I started). It also offers advanced features and plugins, encryption and website support.
Wealthy Affiliate has also optimized website speed. It is another important consideration since it will have a huge impact on the experience people have when they visit your site.
Aside from being able to create and build your website, there are also other tools available that will be very helpful to your online business.
Keyword and niche research tool
Research is very important to affiliate marketers and you want to rank in Google by finding low competition, high traffic keywords for your campaigns. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you will have access to Jaaxy which offers tools to help you maximize your time for research. Here’s how it looks:
Website and content creation
You can build a website in a few minutes and have access to over 2,800 designs. Also, you can easily create content through SiteContent. There are available templates, you can set writing goals and there’s a plethora of royalty-free images that you can use for your site. And when you’re done, you can easily publish this to your site. Easy!
Website analysis and management
It gives you oversight on what’s working for you and what isn’t so that you can improve your website. This way it ranks better, gets more engagement from your website visitors, and amplifies your overall website results.
Success stories: Are people succeeding at Wealthy Affiliate?
I have to say that Wealthy Affiliate got me started in the right direction and it’s also paved the way for me to earn money online. Remember that what you reap is what you sow? So since I’ve taken a break in affiliate marketing when I went back to working full-time, I’m honestly still not at that point where I can say that I’m making a lot.
But I can say this, I was proud to make money after 12 months, but I was happier because I made more than double in my second year of being an affiliate marketer. I didn’t really focus on making money. I focused more on helping people, and the money just came.
So I know it is possible to have success if you are willing to put in the time and commitment to it. Let me share with you real people who are making it big as an affiliate marketer:
Getting started: How much does it cost?
When you sign up, here’s what’s included in the membership for both the free starter membership and premium membership:
Think about this, for less than $1 per day you can become a premium member. You can get access to all the training, weekly live classes, keyword research platform, and be able to leverage support and mentoring with some of the industry experts.
You can also have SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates on all your websites on the Wealthy Affiliate hosting platform at no extra cost. This provides an extra layer of security to your site which is a big deal.
Just take note that there are countries that won’t be able to access the free trial, but they can definitely sign up as a premium member: Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Philippines, Bangladesh, India and Vietnam. From what I understand, there was fraud from those regions which meant that their ability to create free accounts had to be removed.
Wealthy Affiliate: Is it worth your time?
While this is not for everyone, it is a very good way to start an online business without spending too much.
It really is a great place to start. You will learn a lot of things from the training provided and the support of the community. The positive environment coupled with all the tools and resources to get you started are at your fingertips, so really there is nothing stopping you from being a great affiliate marketer.
As long as you are willing to invest in yourself and put some hard work, it is a good opportunity to try it out for yourself. I’ll be there to hold your hand as you get started.
I hope you liked reading this 2019 Wealthy Affiliate review. If you have any questions or any feedback, please leave them below and I will be more than happy to help. Hope you enjoyed reading this review!