My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review

My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review

When I began my search to find legitimate ways to make money online, on my terms, and on my schedule, I was overwhelmed by the number of different roadblocks and scams that I found. But finally, after reading countless reviews and talking with a few people in the forums, I was told to check out an online education platform called Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate was different and grabbed my attention right away for several reasons:

  1. They weren’t asking for my credit card information to get signed up.
  2. They were upfront and honest about what they offer.
  3. They were offering an actual education that would teach me how to build a successful business online from scratch.
  4. I could do it on my own time, at my own pace, and have support along the way.

So, after being a member since June of 2016 I found it appropriate for me to write my honest wealthy affiliate review.

Program Overview:

Program Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Program Type: Make money online training program and community
Cost: Starter membership  – FREE, Premium Membership – $49/month or $359/yearly
Credit Card to Sign Up?: NO
Training: 4.5/5
Support: 4.9/5
Affiliate Program: YES
OvercomingThe9To5Trap Rating: 4.8/5

What it offers:

In it’s simplest form, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to take ANY passion, hobby, interest, etc. and turn it into a successful online business. Yes, anything!

  • Are you into the latest technology and love learning about all of the latest gadgets?
  • Are you into video games or online gaming?
  • Are you a skilled musician?
  • Are you into arts and crafts?
  • Are you into weight loss or bodybuilding?
  • Do you have a love for animals?
  • Do you have a love for hunting, fishing, or the great outdoors?
  • Do you love to travel?
  • Do you love tinkering with things and are a do-it-yourself kind of person?

All of these things listed above and an endless amount of others can be turned into a successful online business. People are doing it every single day and changing their lives. It’s time to start channeling your passion and share it with the world.

Today there are 3.75 billion people online. Many of those people are searching for the very thing that YOU are passionate about. Their search results can take them to websites, YouTube videos, and social media posts that are created by passionate people…like you.

The training with Wealthy Affiliate begins by helping you identify that passion and begin building a website where you can simply communicate it.  Don’t worry, it only takes 30 seconds to get your basic website started and you can do it right there within the program using one of the best website building platforms in the world. Then you build on it from there by following step-by-step tutorials where Kyle will let you look over his shoulder as he builds his own websites right before your eyes.

Once you get your basic website set up and start building regular content, you will learn how to get your website indexed in the search engines, start bringing in traffic, monetizing your content (start making money), and effectively market your site through various social media and email marketing techniques.

Here are the things that are covered in just the 1st level of certification:

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There are currently 5 levels of certification training with a ton of step-by-step content to help you build a very powerful website.

One of my favorite features is the live weekly webinar (premium feature), usually hosted by Jay Neill. Jay covers a great multitude of topics and walks you through things that have made him successful and helps you to avoid many of the mistakes that beginners tend to make, which puts you ahead of the game. Occasionally he will also do live website reviews where you can submit your site and have him give you expert advice on how to make it even better!

—>Click here to check out a replay of a live webinar on Jay’s Formula of Success for 2017! <—

After some time and dedication, you will begin to see results. I received my very first commission after 6 weeks of dedicated, consistent work.

Then there is what I personally consider more valuable than the training. That is the community, or rather, the family. The people you meet are amazing. There are currently over 800,000 people who are enrolled who are on the same journey as you. They began with nothing but a desire to learn and a passion that they wanted to share with the world.

Everyone that I’ve come in contact with has an honest desire to help you succeed. It’s not about competition. We celebrate each other’s victories and work through the frustrations as well. We jump in to help each other understand why that plug-in or theme just won’t cooperate, help fine tune a niche, or help each other understand one of the training lessons if someone has additional questions.

Bottom line: someone ALWAYS has your back!

Who is it for:

  • A person who has a passion for ANYTHING
  • A person who is fed up with having a 9 to 5 schedule and wants to set their own hours
  • A person who is fed up with the daily grind of a meaningless job and feels like they are getting nowhere in life
  • A person who wants to fire their boss and be in charge of their own success
  • A person who wants to supplement their income, save for the dream vacation, pay off some debt, or even start working towards a full-time income
  • A person who wants to turn dreams into goals, and goals into reality and have a lot of fun doing it
  • A person who wants to create their own online business from the comfort of their own home
  • A person who is willing to put in some time and effort, learn something new, and start working towards great results
  • A person who is retired or about to retire and wants to earn some passive income
  • A stay at home parent who wants to start bringing in some extra income

Who is it NOT for:

  • A person who is trying to get rich quick (Hint: those are scams)
  • A person who is not willing to put in the time and effort to learn and achieve success


  • Step-by-step instructions (with video) on how to build a successful online business from the ground up.
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  • Free website hosting
  • 2 free siterubix domains to get you started
  • 24/7 website support and daily backup (they are GREAT)
  • 99.9% website uptime and 24/7 website monitoring to help keep hackers out
  • Feedback/comment section that will help you make your site even better
  • The community: 24/7 chat and amazing forums to help answer any question you have


  • There is a LOT of information coming at you and it can seem overwhelming at first. (Tip: click the “Get Started Here” tab and stick with the training. The more you wander the more you will be overwhelmed by how much there is to learn, but it will all come in time.)My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review Getting Started Button
  • Picking a niche can be difficult at first. I was stuck on this step for the better part of a month because I’m passionate about many things and had a hard time narrowing down one. I’m actually on my 2nd niche pick now because I feel far more passionate about it now that I understand how it all works. While there is a great forum to help you figure that out, people will offer their opinions on what YOU are passionate about. (Tip: stick to your gut feeling and find a way to run with it!)


How will I make money doing this? – There are multiple ways to making money online and by following the training included in this program you will learn the processes. They are all explained in full step-by-step detail. Here are just a few of the ways that they will teach you about:

  • Affiliate programs (referring people to buy helpful products related to your niche)
  • Google (allowing Google to place relevant ads on your site that you earn money when people click on them)
  • Direct advertisers (you can ask relevant companies if they would like to advertise on your website for a fee)
  • Etc.

How long will it take me to make money? – This is really dependent on how serious you are and how much work you are willing to put into it. If you can commit to publishing regular content you will be generating traffic in no time.

Traffic and helpful content will produce trust.
Trust will produce conversions.
Conversions will produce revenue.

The general answer seems to be, “between 3 to 6 months”. I personally, made my first referral in 2 weeks and my first commission in 6 weeks. I was hardworking, dedicated, and thirsty to learn everything I possibly could. I was relentless. No one can honestly answer this question because it’s all based on you, your niche, and how well you connect with your audience.

I generally don’t recommend you quit your day job until you’ve got some solid traffic and money coming in. While I realize that’s the ultimate goal you need to build your online business first.  Stick to the training and you WILL see success. Just keep learning, and most importantly, APPLYING everything that you learn. If your schedule allows, try to get through a lesson a day. This will help you gain momentum early and generate excitement and even more passion.

If you can find even a few hours a week you can start building a “skyscraper business” that can earn you supplemental and even full-time income in the months and years to come.

How much money can I make doing this? – That’s another question that’s hard to answer directly. Because it depends on the products you are promoting, your niche, and your clientele.

However, I personally know a person who is making $300/day doing this! He’s dedicated and puts everything into it. It’s totally possible to make that and even more with just a single website. Every time I log on I’m bumping elbows with both brand new internet marketers and full-time veterans bringing in 6 digits. Just keep building and be willing to ask for help and you’ll be amazed at how much success–and income–can come your way.

I’m really not into “writing”. How well will I do with this? – That’s the beauty of it. It’s not about “writing”, it’s about communicating. If you love to post on social media you are already on your way to being able to share your message. It’s just about putting thought into what you want to say and how you want to say it. You don’t need to be the next Shakespear to be successful with this. Communicate just as you would write a letter to a friend.

People are looking for you to be real, honest, helpful and communicate on their level. Plus there are many great tools out there that will help you with the grammar, spelling, and readability! Many people take what they learn there and create very successful YouTube channels as well.

I don’t know anything about hosting or building websites, is it hard? – Not at all. As I mentioned above, it will take you about 30 seconds to get your initial website setup and running. Then, if you are like me, you’ll spend some time tweaking your theme and adding plug-ins to find something that matches your style and vision! The hosting is free and is done right here within the Wealthy Affiliate interface.

Will I receive feedback and help to build my website? – Yes. I constantly submit my websites and pages for feedback and constructive criticism. If I’m ever stuck or have any questions I just jump on the live chat or the forums and within minutes I have the help/answer I’m looking for!My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Community

Is it really free to get started? Will I have to go premium to be successful? – Yes, it’s completely free to get started. No credit card required! You will get access to the first level of the certification training (currently, there are 5 levels), and the boot camp training as well. You also get a 7 day trial of premium access and hosting for 2 websites for free.

Once you have completed the free training you will probably be hungry for more and want to dive in and really push your business to start making things happen. So, yes you ultimately will want to go premium to learn how to make a successful career at this. The information you gain is priceless.

The premium cost is $49/month ($1.62/day).

There is also a nice discount if you decide to go yearly. The yearly cost is $359 ($0.98/day)!

Here is a breakdown to show you what the different levels offer:

Final Opinion:

Product Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Product Type: Make money online training program and community
Cost: Starter membership  – FREE, Premium Membership – $49/month or $359/yearly
Credit Card to Sign Up?: NO
Training: 4.5/5
Support: 4.9/5
Affiliate Program: YES
OvercomingThe9To5Trap Rating: 4.8/5

I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate since June of 2016. It’s been an amazing journey and I continue to learn more things every time I log in. It’s the best program out there that breaks things down to your level and helps you reach your true potential when it comes to building an online business and understanding internet marketing.

Plus, they are rolling out some very exciting things this year including more mobile support and new training!

—>Click here for a full discussion on some exciting upgrades coming this year!<—

I continue to search for tools, training, resources, books, etc for the best ways to overcome the 9 to 5 trap and be successful working from home and to help my online businesses grow.

Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best thing I’ve seen and continues to impress me! My only regret is that I didn’t get started with it sooner. Success isn’t going to happen TO you, you have to make it happen. To make it happen you need to get educated. Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect place to get that education and learn as you go.

Get signed up today. Try it out for yourself. Start building the life you’ve always wanted.

—>Click here to get signed up for Wealthy Affiliate for free today! <—

What are your thoughts on Wealthy Affiliate? I’d love to read your comments, questions, or personal reviews in the comment section below.

16 thoughts on “My Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review

  1. Mark says:

    Hi, Chad,

    Great review about Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been a member for about 1.5 years now and I absolutely love it. I was a complete newbie when I started. I had no prior knowledge about websites, online business or internet marketing. WA changed all of that. I continue to be a happy member to this day and now I have multiple businesses. 🙂

    I can definitely recommend this university to anyone who wants to become successful online. They are really honest and upfront in everything that they teach and offer.

    I wish you well on your journey to success. Take care, my friend.


    • Good morning, Mark. Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad that you have found the success you were looking for. It’s a great training platform and fantastic community of people that I continue to learn from each and every time I log in.

  2. Courtney says:

    Great review. I am only a few weeks into the program, but I am very excited about where this is heading. Every day, I learn something new, and I can’t wait to see where I am a month from now!

    • Thanks for the feedback, Courtney! I think the learning aspect is one of the best parts of it for me. Every day I’m learning and every day I’m refining the processes. Keep up the great work and I wish you the best of success!

  3. Roberto says:

    Very pristine site design and good word length, too! Also like how you list everything out, makes your site and posts very organized!

    • Thank you for the feedback, Roberto! I’m a little bit OCD when it comes to organization so I’m glad to know that it’s helpful and beneficial to others.

  4. David says:

    Great review, Chad. Everything is to the point, now the only negative thing I can say about your page is your color pallet. Your printing is a little hard to read because of the light color if you can darken the color a little more then that would make everything a lot clearer to read. Just an idea.

    Great Job

  5. Darin Marshall says:

    Chad, Great post! WA is a growing family and I’m honored to be a part of. I’ve been involved for just about two weeks and already have four websites up and running. I’m still going through the courses and learning a great deal of information.

    So to anyone reading this and have just a twinkle of interest in online marketing, sign up! Will not regret it!


  6. Ninah Hunter says:

    I was happy to read this review since it confirms my experience so far just a few weeks into the Wealthy Affiliate Training. I have had other online marketing training with a few other programs, and I can honestly say, WA resonates the most with me and is of tremendous value for its monthly premium membership fee. The info from the training and the community, inside and outside WA is tremendous and, frankly, as you cautioned overwhelming. Thanks for this great review, Chad. Wishing ongoing success! Ninah

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the review, Ninah and I hope you are finding great success with your online business. I found a lot of scams when I was first researching the legitimate work from home business models and it was getting very disheartening. I’m glad that I finally found something legitimate and I really enjoy doing. All the best!

    • Thank you, Kez. Indeed. It’s by far the best designed online training program/community out there! I wish you great success in your online business!

  7. Jasmere says:

    I can attest to just how good wealthy affiliate is just from the fact I was able to create a website with no technical know-how what so ever. It’s amazing because I’ve only been there for what, 3 months now? Already I feel like I’ve learned mountains of info. That’s the difference here though because all of that information is also easy to understand and it lets you turn any idea you have into something real. It really is quite impressive honestly. Good post man.

    • I totally agree, Jasmere! I took a computer programming course in high school and hated it. I figured I would start this program and it would be a lot of difficult coding, but it’s very simple and Kyle walks you through every step of the way to help ensure your success. Wishing you great success online, my friend.

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