2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review-A Closer Look

2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review-A Closer Look

An Overview Of Wealthy Affiliate Offerings

There is excitement in the air for me introducing you to the chance to join Wealthy Affiliate. In this 2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review, I break down the benefits and drawbacks of joining in this program. My name is Randall and am glad to meet you.

When you have stresses in your life like bills you have to pay, a family to support, and a job you may dislike you might want to start trying to find a better way. Many people like you have gone online to see about starting an online business. Many of these programs by the gurus are just scams designed to cheat you out of your money. Is Wealthy Affiliate one of these scams?

What Wealthy Affiliate Is

Wealthy Affiliate is a company unlike anything else out there. Here are the things that they offer as well as my rating.

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Website URL: WealthyAffiliate.com

Price: $0 Starter Membership

Support: 5.0/5

Affordability: 4.7/5

Ease Of Use: 4.9/5

My Rating: 4.9/5


The owners, especially Kyle, are engaged with you as well as a Live Chat feature for the community. You get 1 week of Live Chat if you go the free route to get your questions answered. So ask away! I go in there sometimes too as I have questions about my own websites. Imagine that.

I have had nothing short of a great experience with the community on here. Some other online business opportunities that I have joined in the past, using that term loosely, have left me with having questions and no answers. Someone might come along a month later and offer help, but you need answers quickly sometimes.

That’s where Wealthy Affiliate shines. If you ask a question in there, then someone is usually there to help you. I haven’t seen this on any other affiliate marketing platform. That’s just me though.

The live chat feature could also help you if you are paying for other opportunities too and just need that extra bit of support from us. We the people of Wealthy Affiliate don’t mind helping you.

 The Cost

Membership: If you decide to go premium your first month is $19, then $49/month if you stay on. This is like a movie for two where I am from. We also have a domain selection feature. Your domain selection is your website name which is the name that ends in .com for those of you not familiar with the term.

A Dot-Com:A dot-com domain will run you around $13 extra I believe. This is just part of the deal. You need a website to have success online. You can get it at Hostgator, Godaddy, Namecheap, or us. You need a website for online success. PERIOD. I suggest a .com, but a .org and .net are okay too if the com isn’t available

Hosting: Free if you join WA and purchase your domain through them. We host your domain on a state-of-the-art Siterubix platform. The tech support, called SiteSupport here, is like the Geek Squad for your website. They fix technical problems really quick such as:

  • Your website being down
  • Login problems
  • Slow loading time
  • Theme problems
  • Login Problems

Hostgator and other major domain buying services also do this, but Site Support does it better and faster. Within a few minutes sometimes. I have owned Namecheap sites before and they are very helpful, but it took over a day for them to fix my site if it went down for some reason.

So, lets add:

Your first month of Premium Membership $19(Membership)+$13(Domain Purchasing) =$32 total cost, then $49/month afterwards. Try to find a franchise you can start for that-I double dog dare ya! 🙂


Is Wealthy Affiliate Newbie-Friendly?

I believe that Wealthy Affiliate gives you the great jump-start you need to get a website up and running. When I first started here I had no idea about any of this stuff. I was a total beginner just like you are. Am I smarter than you? Maybe, maybe not. I only have a high school degree. Along with millions of other people, right?

The Getting Started Training is where you go to start learning things like how to find people with a need(niche) or problems that you can solve through offering solutions(products). Don’t let this scare you away! Once you join Wealthy Affiliate you’ll realize that there is nothing to be afraid of. You can e-mail me at randall@isaffiliatemarketingdead.com with your concerns

I also mentioned above the live support so won’t repeat it like a parrot. This isn’t the only place to ask questions. Sometimes in the live chat there won’t be any experts on and only people on there shooting the bull. This is fine and dandy if you want to just talk about your day, but not if you need answers to pertinent questions. The WA owners already thought of this and came up with:


When you go into the WA website click on the Help Center in the bottom left corner. There is then a button that says Ask A Question. Pretty self-explanatory. This feature usually draws the people with more expertise in and kind of in a more concenrated way because when you ask your question and elaborate on it you then choose a “Special” category to post your question too. These categories are:

  • Getting Started
  • WA Affiliate Platform
  • Keyword, Niche, And Market Research
  • Everything WordPress
  • Authoring And Writing Content
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Engagement And Marketing
  • Website Development And Programming
  • Local Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
  • Pay Per Click Marketing(Warning! know what you’re doing before going this route)

With the great support, you are not ever left in the dark.

Feedback And Comments

Another really good feature of this platform is the Site Comments and Site Feedback feature. For site comments you click that icon, then you can receive comments on your posts and pages after you have left 2 comments on someone else’s website. Whenever you leave comments through this feature you get 1 credit per comment. You need 2 credits to request a comment on your own page or post.

This give-and-take comment system is a great way for us to help each other.

The site feedback is based on the same system as the comment one. Site feedback is where you submit your site so others can offer their opinion on it. People will offer up suggestions on how to improve it. The more feedback you request the better your site will convert potential prospects.

What Wealthy Affiliate Is NOT!

Many online business opportunities are just plain shams. They tell you that they can show you how to push a button and have the profits come rolling in. Well, in truth, that just isn’t possible. You are not going to get rich quick with push-button ease. Wealthy Affiliate isn’t like that at all.

They are not an MLM(Multi-Level Marketing) business. You don’t have to go door to door selling your program bothering people during dinner or trying to get family members to join. Talk about a way to lose many friends! Wealthy Affiliate instead leverages the huge amount of the World Wide Web users to get you prospects already looking for what you offer. Much better results.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam in my opinion and I am very opinionated. They give you more for free than some other programs charge thousands of dollars for. There aren’t a lot of other online business owners that actually go into the Live Chat feature to help people with questions?

I have fell hook, line, and sinker for other biz ops where if I had a question it would take days to get back with an answer. Not so on here. If they are not available there are thousands more successful entrepreneurs there to field your questions because the owners are a very busy lot. You do get access to them though, which makes this program fairly unique amid the plethora of online business opps.

I am a member of other online marketers programs like Stuart Walkers Nichehacks program and in the past, I was in Nichebuilder too which was also pretty good. These people do keep in touch if you have questions and that’s why I stuck around. I find that Wealthy Affiliate just serves to add a new dimension to my other businesses. So if you are in a program that you like and they do you right you can still learn even more using WA’s support system.

They aren’t some program that promises the world and then just disappears into the wild blue yonder once they have your credit card number. They really care about your success and it shows. If you are interested in making a long-term income from your own home working a few hours per day and being your own boss, then this is just the program for you. Just look at what others have said about it.


2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review


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Cool little bonus: If you make 300 referrals to Wealthy Affiliate then you get an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference.

This is a nice bonus if you want to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I must tell you that success with WA doesn’t require promoting their opportunity though. In fact, to be honest, you will be joining a very competitive market if you go into the make-money niche which is what you will be in if marketing Wealthy Affiliate.

My advice from experience:

  • Start with the Getting Started Training instead of Bootcamp(training on promoting WA)
  • Try a different niche first
  • Learn how to create good quality content on this niche. Google loves quality content!
  • Learn and get a firm grasp on SEO(Search Engine Optimization)
  • Ask questions in WA’s Live Chat feature. It’s a live support system that has a mix of newbies like you and seasoned marketers who can help you figure things out.

The Coolest Owners You Could Know

The owners, Kyle and Carson, are the owners who started this company back in 2005. They have been at it for a while helping others succeed online. Kyle is the one who will most likely interact with you. Carson works in the background doing the techie stuff keeping the WA platform running smoothly.

Do You Have To Have Fancy-Pants Computer Skills? Or A Degree?

Will making your website require any special knowledge to start off? I think you will be surprised how many newbies are starting on Wealthy Affiliate who have minimum computer skills. You can succeed on here because of the helpful community who write blogs, answer on live chat, and answer questions.

Maybe you have bad memories in computer class from way back when you couldn’t figure out website building. Maybe you are intimidated so much you are scared to turn a computer on. You’ll be thrilled then to know that no coding experience is needed with your site going on WordPress, which is very user-friendly.

The ones who do have terrific skills are at an advantage no doubt, but it’s not a barrier to entry if you don’t. The getting started training on Wealthy Affiliate shows you everything to get started right. It shows you:

  • How To Pick A Topic(niche)to base your website on
  • What a niche is
  • How to choose and buy a URL(website name)
  • How to get your website to rank in Google, Bing, and Yahoo. SEO
  • Top rankings mean traffic and traffic=$

When you go to the website the first thing I recommend you do is to go to the training icon, click on Online Entrepreneur Certification, and go through Online Entrepreneur Certification – Getting Started Level 1 and do as it suggests. Then you can go to the Live Chat and introduce yourself to the community to receive a warm welcome.

Is Affiliate Marketing Deads Lowdown + Special Bonus

If you are looking to start a home-based business, then I can’t recommend Wealthy Affiliate enough. I think the amount of support you get on here with the 10,000+ strong community is worth every penny. If you think it’s impossible or your a special case that it won’t work for you just try it. It’s a $0 Starter membership.

I told you about what Wealthy Affiliate was all about. How easy is succeeding if you have so many other online marketers in your corner helping you at every turn? Easy don’t you think?


When you join the FREE starter account I am going to offer you a bonus. If you upgrade to a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days(including the 59% discount) Whenever you create your account in this 7 days I will contact YOU personally on your profile to congratulate you. I’ll offer more information on WA and relay some THINGS TO KNOW about Wealthy Affiliate. Oh I almost forgot, I am going to offer you the “Diamond Traffic Bonus” also as another way to sweeten the deal for signing up.


Another awesome feature that I don’t believe I mentioned when you go premium is you get to attend live webinars every Friday from 7-8 p.m. CST. Jay is awesome and gives videos on all kinds of topics related to internet marketing like SEO strategies, E-mail marketing, and conversions. I recommend attending these classes after going through the Get Started training, but not before since it can be pretty advanced.

For a sample of one of these WAbinars as they call them go here

I hope you enjoyed reading up about Wealthy Affiliate from this post and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me with a comment below or go to my contact page. Thanks

Wealthy Affiliate

Free For A Starter Account, $49.95/Month For Premium





Live Video Training(Premium)



  • Top-Grade Training
  • Awesome Community Support
  • Live Video Training


  • You Can't Push A button For Overnight Millions

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Great overview of Wealthy Affiliate. As a member myself I have to agree that learning to set up websites can be a daunting task, but WA takes you by the hand and teaches you step by step. It is not as difficult as writing code like a few years ago, but simple templates for you to plug in pictures and copy and away you go! Like anything else, a little practice goes a long way and anybody with the desire can do it!

    1. I remember in high school setting up a website and it was a really difficult task. All the coding you had to learn was daunting to say the least. You wanted to just write, add images, and put in related videos, but you had to first get everything set up first unlike now where everything is point-blank simple. I’m very pleased to get your kind comments. Thanks

  2. Good overall review Randall. I can vouch for many things you say here and in regards to the owners – well they are just fantastic and nothing like I have ever seen on a platform. Always willing to help anyone, you don’t have to be in the “elite” group or making plenty of money, they are here at WA to help all.

    Anyone who is wanting to start with WA should just go for it. It is the best place online for even the beginner to learn. Cheers, Sharon

    1. I couldn’t agree more.

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