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Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review – Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

Ok, so you ask, who is the horse? Laura is the horse, so to speak. The Author of this post. I was a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and I left and came back again. Yep, that’s right. I was a member for 2 years, then left and rejoined. Now, why would I do something like that?

I learned so much at Wealthy Affiliate that I thought I knew it all. So I stepped out on my own only to realize the support and training from the members was still something I valued and needed. Today you will get an insider review of Wealthy Affiliate straight from the horse’s mouth—the good and the bad and everything in between.

Everything in life has good and bad. It is a matter of determining if the good outweighs the bad. I will give you a lot of information here, my opinion and my recommendation. I am a realist who has made her dreams a reality. So let’s dive in and see what we end up with.

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Wealthy Affiliate Overview

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/

Description: An all-inclusive website, affiliate marketing creative platform. A place to learn affiliate marketing, set up a website, have step-by-step training, and learn to make money online from home.

Price: $19 first month, $49 month thereafter with one upgrade if you choose.

First Let’s Talk About Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform to learn Affiliate Marketing. Let’s briefly talk about Affiliate Marketing before we talk about Wealthy Affiliate.

When you break down Affiliate Marketing it is a 4-step method. These 4-steps break down further and that is where Wealthy Affiliate comes in.

4-Step Blueprint

  • Choose An Interest/Niche
  • Build A Website
  • Attract Visitors
  • Earn Revenue/Make Money
Wealthy Affiliate choose a niche

1. Choose An Interest

We will refer to your interest as a niche or a passion. A niche is what you will build your business around. It is a passion or something that you have an interest in that you will promote to your followers, the consumer. I am a firm believer that a niche is the most important step in creating your online business. I believe this so much that I set up a 6 part video series on “Finding A Profitable Niche You Love.”

There are 2 ways you can access these videos.

  1. You can access a revised edition of the videos when you put your email in the 4-step blueprint form at the top of this review. When you do this, you will get my free ebook that talks more about affiliate marketing. Along with that, I will send weekly emails breaking down affiliate marketing and how to get started. You will receive all of the videos one at a time weekly.
  2. You can step inside Wealthy Affiliate and have access to the first 2 videos. When you become a premium member, you will have access to all 6 videos.

But before you do that, you may want to continue reading to find out more about Wealthy Affiliate straight from the horses’ mouth, me.

Wealthy Affiliate website build

2. Build A Website

This second step sounds a bit overwhelming to many, but it is actually the easiest step. Today creating a website is a simple drag and drop process. Now back when I set up my first website, it took me months. Yes, months! I sat on Youtube with at least 5 windows open at a time and followed a video in tiny increments to set up my site. I read that it took Kyle one month to do the same task years ago. He is much more tech-savvy than I was when I started.

You don’t have to code a website or follow a YouTube video today. It is wayyy more fun now and has more of an instant gratification feeling than when I began.

Your new website will soon be ready to promote your chosen niche and reach the world. Step 2 is so exciting and fulfilling.

Wealthy Affiliate visiting people

3. Attract Visitors

Now that you have a website and visitors, it is extremely important to have people come to your website to see what you offer. At this point, everything you do will be to help others.

A person finds your website because they searched for a problem. They find what you offer, and it solves their problem. There are specific things to do to help the consumer find your website. This attraction is known as traffic, either free or paid.

  • Paid traffic is advertising on paid sites such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and YouTube, to mention a few.
  • Free traffic involves SEO optimization or, in simpler terms getting the search engines to recognize your site and place it on page one where people can find it. Free traffic is the way to go when you are starting. When you begin, time is worth money, and money is what you want to make.
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4. Earn Revenue/Make Money

Now that you have a niche, a website, and have optimized your site, it is time to make money. Making money with affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick business. It takes time to create and brand your market. This means it takes time for Google to give you a “shout-out” and put your site on page one. It takes effort and knowledge to get to the money-making step.

Every second you put into your business is worth the outcome. You help people solve a problem, and you are rewarded for your time.

Wealthy Affiliate Review

You now have a brief understanding of Affiliate Marketing. It is time to review the Wealthy Affiliate platform. We will start at the beginning, go all the way through, look at the pros and cons and summarize with my final thoughts straight from the horse’s mouth.

Who Is “Wealthy Affiliate?” AKA WA

It may be strange I would ask “who” instead of “what” is Wealthy Affiliate. But WA is a who, and they are Kyle and Carson, along with an entire supportive community as well as your mentor. We are all here to support you. Once inside Wealthy Affiliate, you have full access to me.

pic kyle, carson me community

Here we will talk a bit about the history with Kyle and Carson. They were the founders of WA back in 2005 and are still going strong today. Straight out of college, they had a dream to create a platform to help you and me become successful affiliate marketers.

They began small and have grown each year with more than one addition per year to this platform. In the beginning, they developed Jaaxy, a keyword research tool to help affiliate marketers find keywords to get recognition by search engines. As time progressed, they have expanded it into a complete training and supportive community. I like to call it an “all-inclusive” affiliate marketing platform.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Offer?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online all-inclusive platform with everything you need to start and progress with an online affiliate marketing business. This all-inclusive platform includes.

  • Affiliate Marketing Training
  • Live Webinars and expert classes
  • Tools for success
  • Personal Support/mentor with100,000s of successful minds to tap into

Affiliating Training

I want to step in right quick here and let you know that if you click on any link in this post, Wealthy Affiliate will let me know, and I will send you a welcome message inside. After that, you can reach me anytime. I am here to help you. I am passionate about teaching and helping you succeed. This is just one more reason to sign up using my Wealthy Affiliate link; you will get coaching absolutely free from me personally. And my friend that is straight from the horse’s mouth. From me to you!

So, let’s move on. When you sign into the WA platform you will see this very subtle banner to get started.

 online get started

Once you click on the get started tab, it opens up a whole world of training. In the beginning, you can take 10 courses for a total of 50 lessons. That is if you are fast and can devote a lot of time in a short period. You can take these 50 lessons before you become a premium member.

Overview Of The 10 Training Sessions

1. Welcome Message

WA platform has evolved into a multifaceted Affiliate Marketing world space. It takes a bit of introduction to know where to find what you need. The all-inclusive program has grown so much that a nice friendly walk-through is very helpful.

  • Walk Through Video
  • Account profile set up
  • Set your goals

2. Understanding How To Make Money Online

Kyle will walk you through the affiliate marketing process and how you will make money.

  • Watch how to make money online video
  • Explanation of the affiliate marketing diagram
  • Add personal money goals
  • Learn how to interact on the platform

3. Choose A Niche

As I mentioned earlier, choosing a niche is one of the most important parts of your online business.

  • Choose your direction video
  •  1,000,000 different niches to choose from
  • You only need one idea

4. Build Your Own Niche Website

This lesson will have a complete walkthrough setting up your own website with a state-of-the-art drag and drop system.

  •  Video to create your website in under 30 seconds
  • Free siterubix site or
  • Premium using your own domain

5. Set Up Your Website

This is the part of creating your business that I took 3 months to set up when I created my first website. Step by tiny step. With this lesson in a tiny amount of time, you are set to go.

  • Navigating the back office of your website
  • Setting up and understanding plugins
  • Deleting unnecessary content

6. Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines

Search Engine Optimization or SEO optimization is the key to ranking on Google. Ranking well gets your site seen by the world.

  • Set up your site for SEO
  • Set up the SEO plugin
  • Learn the importance of SEO
  • Learn what SEO involves

7. Creating Your Initial Website Content

Free traffic is the ticket. Learn how to put content on your website to pull in visitors to your site. Free traffic is consumers who have a problem that you can solve.

  • Learn to use site content with all the bells and whistles to write good words.
  • Write your “about me page.” It’s all about your story and how you can help others with your site.

8. Creating Custom Menus On Your Website

I’m not talking about a menu at a restaurant. This is a menu on your website for people to find what you have to offer. It is the navigation bar at the top of any website that holds all the pages on your site.

  • Learn custom menus in WordPress
  • Set up your menu
  • Structure your menu-make it pretty

9. Understanding Keywords-The Start Of Your Content

Having good keywords ranks right up there with finding your niche. Google will put your post on page one when you have the right keywords.

  • Learn keyword research
  • Learn to use Jaaxy the keyword research tool
  • Practice sessions using Jaaxy

10. Congratulations

Congratulations on a job well done. Just look at all you have accomplished.

  • Reflection on your accomplishments
  • Introduction to level 2 training-level 2 is a premium membership

Live Webinars And Expert Classes

Wealthy Affiliate Jays live webinar
Photo of one of Jay’s Webinars. The purple diamond in the upper right corner means this is included in the Premium Membership.

Every week Jay, a 14-year member of WA, does a live webinar. Each week it is different, like education on how to use WordPress block editor or setting up automated campaign emails. At the end of each live webinar, he always has his “famous live question and answers” session. Jay is a lot of fun and a powerhouse of knowledge. As a premium member, you have access to all of these recorded webinars. If you can’t make the live session, he records them for you to access later.

Expert Classes

Wealthy Affiliate premium class video pic
Photo Of Benji’s Dad in a video expert Premium Plus class with the yellow crown in the upper right corner.

WA does offer extra classes, but most of them are in the Premium Plus package. Super-affiliates of WA provide these expert classes. A super affiliate is a person with advanced knowledge in affiliate marketing. These people share knowledge suitable for marketers moving forward and expanding their business—excellent classes with so much information.

If you see the purple diamond at the top right-hand corner like in the webinar photo with Jay, the class is included in the premium plan. But if you see the yellow crown in the upper right corner like in the video photo with Chris, then the class is included in the s a Premium Plus membership. Later I will talk about what each plan has to offer and compare both for you.

Tools For Success

Let’s talk about 2 tools that are exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate. Siterubix and Jaaxy. Both were developed by Kyle and Carson with Wealthy Affiliate members in mind.

Siterubix

siterubix free

Siterubix is a free website building tool. What do I mean by “free?” When you step into Wealthy Affiliate and log in, you can build a website on a siterubix domain and set it all up. It is a state-of-the-art website building tool created by Kyle and Carson exclusively for WA members.

You can put this website onto the internet, but my suggestion is to build your site on a free siterubix domain and transfer it to a domain you purchase later. One that is a .com or .org or .net because Google will like it better, and we all want Google to like us. But wait until you get it all built and decided on a domain name.

Jaxxy

jaaxy logo image

As you progress through the training, you will learn about keyword research. Kyle and Carson created Jaaxy in the beginning. It is a WA tool but not exclusive to WA. You can join Jaaxy and not be a member of WA. But when you are a Premium member of WA, you also get Jaaxy Lite free. And when you upgrade to Premium Plus, you get Jaaxy Enterprise free. It is perfect for a beginner. And Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to use it and how keyword research is imperative to success.

Personal Support And Mentor/ With 100,000s Of Successful Minds To Tap Into

The support at Wealthy Affiliate is like none I have seen anywhere else. There are thousands of people to help answer questions and make you feel more comfortable learning more quickly. Are there drawbacks to this? Yes, but I will cover those in the pros and cons later on.

When you step inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform, your mentor will be the person whose website you clicked on to reach WA. I have to warn you here. Not all people who promote WA are good mentors.

I, for one, am passionate about mentoring you. I will be here for you all the way. Actually, I learned all I know from Wealthy Affiliate.

At WA, not only am I here for you but a whole community of like-minded people who have been through what you are about to do. Within the platform, you have options to contact others and ask questions. You also have the opportunity to hone your writing skills by writing a blog on a member-wide platform. Here is a list and explanation of the interaction within Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Live Chat
  • Personal message
  • Questions and Answer
  • Write an article
  • Create training (after 3 months)

Live Chat

Live chat is exactly what it says. You can go onto a live chat room and get instant help from experienced WA members.

Personal Message

You can send an email within the WA platform to any member. It is all contained within WA.

Question And Answers

There is an area within WA that you can ask questions. You have the option to direct your question toward experts in that area. The question is then sent to those who identify themselves as experts in that area, and any number of members will give you an answer.

Write An Article

You can write a blog post to the community to tell about your success, inform other members of new findings, or practice your writing. The members of WA that you follow will get notification of your post and make comments on it.

Create New Training

After you have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 3 months, you can create training sessions for the community. After 3 months, you will have a vast amount of knowledge you may want to share with new members.

Wealthy Affiliate Plan Options And Pricing

You have a choice of 3 options within the WA platform. Your first option is the starter membership. When you log in you will have 14 days to try the platform. At the end of that 14 day trial you will be billed for the premium plan. That is unless you cancel prior to the 14 day trial is over. During that 14 day trial you will have access to all of the Premium benefits. You will not be able to continue after 14 days if you cancel your membership. I will set up a comparison chart to explain the other 2 options better.

Wealthy Affiliate Feature And Pricing

Premium

$49 / mo

TRAINING

Certification core training level 1-5 (50 lessons)

Bootcamp core training level 1-7 (70 lessons)

1000+ training modules

All levels core training

52+ expert classes per year

WEBSITES

Intermediate website and hosting package ($100/m value)

Website builder

10 Premium websites

Enhanced hosting security

Free SSL

Daily backup

Hacking Prevention

Sitespeed Extreme Caching

24/7 managed

24/7 site support

Google page speed optimized

DDos Protection

Image optimization

Dual Server Hosting Redundancy

Amazon web services AWS

Instant DNS

Host owned domains

250,000 monthly visits

Website engagement platform

Site content publishing platform

Duplicate content checker

SUPPORT

Unlimited 24/7 help

Unlimited question and answer

Private Messaging

Personal blog and profile

Unlimited community communication

Feedback platform

RESEARCH

Jaaxy Lite ($19/m value)

Unlimited Keyword searches

Manual competition analysis

Keyword idea generation (390 results)

2x multi-threaded search

2000 site rank analysis scans

Domain availability search

Enhanced affiliate program search

Communication with merchants

Premium Plus

$99 / mo

TRAINING

Certification core training-level 1-5 (50 lessons)

Bootcamp core training level 1-7 (70 lessons)

1000+ training modules

All levels core training

200+ expert classes per year

WEBSITES

Intermediate website and hosting package ($250/m value)

Website builder

50 Premium websites

Advanced hosting security

Free SSL

Daily backup

Hacking Prevention

Sitespeed Extreme Caching

24/7 managed

24/7 site support

Google page speed optimized

DDos Protection

Image optimization

Dual Server Hosting Redundancy

Amazon web services AWS

Instant DNS

Host owned domains

1,000,000 monthly visits

Website engagement platform

Site content publishing platform

Duplicate content checker

SUPPORT

Unlimited 24/7 help

Unlimited question and answer

Private Messaging

Personal blog and profile

Unlimited community communication

Feedback platform

Priority expert private help

RESEARCH

Jaaxy Enterprise $99/m value)

Unlimited Keyword searches

Instant competition analysis

Keyword idea generation (1300 results)

5x multi-threaded search

10,000 site rank analysis scans

Automated domain availability search

Enhanced affiliate program search

Communication with merchants

Premium vs Premium Plus

You can easily see the comparison between the two plans. There is one thing that I want to point out. When you look at the heading Research toward the bottom, you will see the price of Jaaxy. If you were to sign up for Jaaxy Enterprise without becoming a WA member, it would cost you $99 a month. BUT you get it included in the Premium Plus Plan. It is like getting the plan free, or you can think of it as getting Jaaxy free. Either way, it is a steal!

PROS

PROS
14 day trial period
More business building options than any other platform, hosting, keyword research, affiliate programs, full website protection
Solid teaching for beginners with video instructions
A supportive community to answer questions
Recently developed classes for the experienced affiliate marketer
Live Chat

CONS!

CONS
You can get lost in the social aspect of the supportive community and lose sight of your goals to create a business.
You have to become a premium plus member to access the experienced classes.
Some of the training videos are a bit outdated. Such as it still talks about Google Plus, which is no longer a social media platform
Some Mentors Do not help their marketers

There are many more pros and cons, but I think it is best to sum it all up in two sentences.

  • No matter where you go in life, there will be good and bad.
  • We are all different, and the good will be different for each one of us.

The real question are:

  1. Can you learn how to become a successful affiliate marketer at Wealthy Affiliate? The answer is YES, you can. I learned almost all I know at Wealthy Affiliate. Affiliate Marketing things that it would have taken years and so many hours to research on my own.
  2. Does Wealthy Affiliate have some drawbacks? The answer again is YES, but in my opinion, the positive aspects outweigh the negative.

My advice to you is to follow the training, write out your goals for each week. Keep your hand to the grind and learn all you can. Apply what you learn, and on those days when you may get discouraged, stand up tall and keep moving forward because I am right here to help.

Oh, one more thing. If you are a beginner, I believe the Premium membership is sufficient until you learn more and are ready to move up. If you are an experienced Affiliate Marketer, you will benefit from the Premium Plus membership right out of the gate.

Trustpilot Reviews On Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has everything you…

Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to build a successful online business. Top notch detailed training from given by people who really care about the success of everyone. They cover everything from Online Entrepreneur Certification, Building a Traffic Producing Website, Keywords and Conversions, The Customer Purchase Lifecycle, Email Marketing, Social Media Engagement, Product Selection, and everything technical. The hosting and tools are the best available anywhere.
The community, education and technical support provide a firm foundation to build a successful business.

Found the right teachers

Just as the pandemic started up, I decided to learn affiliate marketing. In the first few months, I tested 5 different training sites with very little success. Then came across Wealthy Affiliates. At first, I was expecting the same approach from other affiliate training programs; teach a little; push the upgrade and, very little customer support. But to my surprise, Wealthy Affiliates were 180 degrees different. The lessons were organized in easy to understand and learn. Their customer/student support is excellent. Very helpful and supportive. It feels like a community of like-minded people. I would highly recommend Wealthy Affiliates to anyone looking to learn and grow with a community.

Wealthy Affiliate has a star rating of 4.8 out of 5 with 393 reviews on Trustpilot.

How To Become A Successful Affiliate Marketer

There are a few things I would like to talk about under this section. Things you will want to consider before you join Wealthy Affiliate.

The Good

  • I will always be here to help you. Your success is important to me, and as long as you are willing to allow me to help you help yourself, you will have full access to me.
  • Are you willing to accept help? You will have thousands of community members here to help you. All you have to do is be willing to ask.

The Dedicated

  • Are you willing to give of your time? Will you dedicate time to yourself to grow your business. This is not a get-rich-quick platform. Like any other business, Affiliate Marketing takes determination and tenacity to succeed.
  • Will you commit to writing content for your website? There are very few people who are born writers. Most of us, including myself, had to practice and follow the training to learn to write content. If you are unwilling to learn and give yourself time to improve, then affiliate marketing is not for you.
  • Are you willing to pay a monthly fee for the long term? You will not be an overnight success, nor will it happen in the first month or two. It may not even happen for 6 months. The monthly fee is $49 a month. If you are not willing to stick it out at this monthly rate or cannot afford it, you may want to take a different route.

Every bit of this is from experience straight from the horse’s mouth. It is all what I have seen and know, and continue to put into practice.

My Favorite Quote Of All Time Is:

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?” 

Erin Hanson

You will never know how far you can go unless you try and give it all you have. And Wealthy Affiliate is the platform that can teach you how to get there. I am here to help all the way. Remember I mentioned that I left Wealthy Affiliate and came back. I will never make that mistake again.

Another Incredible Quote That I Carry With Me Is:

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” 

Elbert Hubbard

My Recommendation

Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review-Straight From The Horse's Mouth pin

Wealthy Affiliate is a reputable business with high ratings and thousands of satisfied members. WA offers training that can push you forward into the world of Affiliate Marketing and change your life. But no one will make you do it. The change has to come from your desire to improve and create your own online business.

The tools to learn are right here within Wealthy Affiliate’s all-inclusive platform, education, support, encouragement, and yes, me as your mentor. WA ranks right up there as the best in the market. I believe the good outweighs the bad, and everything in between is developed with your success in mind.

Treat Wealthy Affiliate as a new job. One that you control as an entrepreneur. Ask questions. Be a sponge and absorb all there is to learn.

I Will Be Waiting For You Inside Wealthy Affiliate

Success is waiting for you to make a decision. Will you step inside Wealthy Affiliate and “fly” or stay where you are and “fall?” When you choose to “fly,” I am just on the inside of WA waiting to help you along with Kyle and Carson, the co-founders and a community of helpful people.

I said I would give you an insider’s review of Wealthy Affiliate straight from the horse’s mouth. I have given it to you straightforward and as honest as I can. I am here for you all the way.

I will guide you and be with you through it all. What will you do? Stay where you are, wishing things would change or step up your game and change your life?

I’ll be waiting when you make the choice to peruse your passion.

You’re just one click away from changing your life. Click the button below to access the all-inclusive Wealthy Affiliate Platform.

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