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Should you join Wealthy Affiliate? That’s a question thousands of people have had before you. To help answer that question, we sent out this request:
Wealthy Affiliate is probably the most popular affiliate marketing course online. We’re researching it and would like to hear from its customers – what did you think of the training, and have you actually made any money from affiliate marketing as a result of what you learnt from it? All comments welcome.
Below are the responses we received for Wealthy Affiliate, and we will continue to update this post as new reviews come in. Please comment or submit your own review if you have anything to add!
Wealthy Affiliate - helped us create funnels: We bought Wealthy Affiliate to try and learn how we could incorporate affiliate marketing into our ecommerce business (for x sells and upsells), but we actually ended up learning some useful things we didn't expect to find in the course. For example, the course outlines how to set up sales funnels really well, and we've used the prinicples outlined in the course to create effective sales funnels for our ecommerce business.
-- Sam Williamson, CBDiablo
The training offered has valuable resources and is a great way for one to start their online marketing business. It comes with a simple user-interface and all the information is provided to you with ease.
One thing that stood out is that both the training courses are available for free. This helped me get a glimpse of what the program has to offer before I decided to spend my hard-earned money. It also helped me determine whether Wealthy Affiliate is the right program for me.
-- Rodney Aeria, HUSTLR
I was sucked in to the world of blogging and affiliate marketing because of a single Facebook ad that I happened to come across. I followed the link and landed at wealthy affiliate. In no time I was creating my very own website using the free training courses and turning it into something I was slowly becoming proud of.and confident would make me money.
The affiliate programs available to you on the site (in a very easy to access manner) are also a big plus to the site. They truly do make all niches feel profitable.
However, after digging deep enough, I soon found the flaws in this site. Firstly, they promise you 2 free websites, including domain names and hosting. Pretty good deal right? Well, sure, if you want a site that has . siterubix.com after the name. At first I didn't think much of this, but then I thought to myself, I wouldn't click on that if I saw it in the search results. So why bother building a site with that name if it'll always hold you back.
Secondly, if you want to ditch the .siterubix, then you'll be paying for the name (around $15 USD), which isn't too bad, until you realise *you can't do anything with it*. Despite owning the name, you're not allowed to touch or edit your site at all until you upgrade to their premium membership. Which brings me nicely to my biggest issue with this site.
It is completely pointless unless you're paying for a premium membership. You can't unlock anything other than the introductory training. You can't use the forums, ask questions of the community or use the live support. The biggest problem of all, you can't install plugins on your siterubix site, so there truly is no hope of ever getting off the ground with that.
After a few months of dealing with the pain of Wealthy Affiliate, I realised I had to decide between either going premium or leaving the site with the domain name I paid for. I realised that none of the top competitors in my niche ever spoke a word about WealthyAffiliate, so I took that as an instant reason to get out. If the people making truckloads at the top of the game weren't using this, why should I?
Leaving Wealthy Affiliate was the best decision I made, but that's not to say that I didn't learn things from my time using it. I'd say from the training available for free, you would be able to find that information in 1,000 other places online, but the fashion it was presented made it feel easily accessible to anyone.
I still to this day believe I may never have created a blog if it weren't for Wealthy Affiliate, I'm now making a small amount of money from affiliate marketing, but have no affiliation with them anymore. Unfortunately, a good product is ruined by $600 a year fees, which I personally can't see profit in.
-- Thomas Kelly, Zero Effort Cash
Your query caught my eye because I've used Wealthy Affiliate and my business is heavily dependent on affiliate marketing. It makes up about 75% of our revenue. I decided to sign-up because I thought it may help me grow my business.
Although it may be helpful for someone just starting out in the affiliate space, for individuals like myself who have a little experience operating in the industry, I'm not so sure it's worth the price. The information they provide is useful but it's really not anything that I didn't already know. To put it simply, I didn't discover any information, tips or tricks that helped transform my business. I think part of the issue is that the information and guidance is very general in nature. I've learned with affiliate marketing that each niche is quite different. Sure, the basics are the same but each affiliate niche comes with its own unique factors. Therefore, in that regard, the training is not very helpful in my mind because it's not tailored or customized to your niche. Bottom line, I'd say go for it if your new to affiliate marketing, but pass on it if you already have a baseline knowledge of the industry.
-- Matthew Ross, The Slumber Yard
I have used Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now and have learned so much. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn affiliate marketing tactics.
After taking other affiliate marketing training, Wealthy Affiliate's was the most in-depth. They teach you to not be a cheesy salesperson but to sell like a real person to real people. I only promote companies that I trust, so I do promote Wealthy Affiliate's program.
Currently, my blog makes $1,500 from affiliate marketing companies as a result of what I have learned from Wealthy Affiliate.
-- Becky Beach, MomBeach.com
Wealthy Affiliate is a good platform for beginners who want to start affiliate marketing. there are three parts of the platform:
1. Training - I think the training is a standard training that can be found in a lot of places on the internet nothing is unique. 2. Tools - This is actually a valuable thing to have like free websites and keyword research tools that normally cost money to have them outside the wealthy affiliate platform. 3. Community - This is what is unique about wealthy affiliate platform. you will find a community of more than 1.5M people who are just like you trying to make money and ready to answer any question you might have. they are efficient, quick, and helpful.
considering the points above, a membership price of $49/month is well worth it and the platform is a very good one to learn and make money with affiliate marketing. They also provide a free plan but it is limited when it comes to resources
-- Nabil Al-Baidhani, KRA Marketing
Here's my insight as a marketing manager with 15 years of experience who purchased Wealthy Affiliate.
I consider the program a worthwhile investment. It contains everything I need to know about affiliate marketing, including tools that helped me grow my revenue.
Its continued existence since 2005 is a testament to the continuous value it brings its customers.
However, some people like to get things the easy way and are quick to label the program as a scam when they do not achieve the results they desire instantly.
You need to treat affiliate marketing like a legit business. Like any other business, you need to shed blood, sweat, and tears to reap the rewards.
-- Elmer Taboada, DaVinci Tech
EDITORS NOTE: For related courses to Wealthy Affiliate, check out Income School and Authority Hacker.