Going from strength to strength since it opened it’s doors back in 2005 Wealthy Affiliate is now rated as one of the Top Online Business and Affiliate Marketing Communities in the World!

Every day hundreds of ordinary people just like you and me are joining Wealthy Affiliate and learning how to tap into this incredible passive income source that is freeing up their lives and giving them the financial freedom that most people only dream of.

But what is Wealthy Affiliate and why should you think about becoming a part of this amazing online business community?

Read on to find out how becoming a Wealthy Affiliate could change your life forever!


WHAT IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE?

The main intention of its co-founders Kyle and Carson when they first created Wealthy Affiliate was to provide a private community of like-minded individuals who truly believed in paying it forwards and helping everyone become successful working from home.

A passion that is still very much alive and flourishing within the Wealthy Affiliate community today!

The first thing I noticed when I become a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community back in 2012 apart from the personal welcome I received from the owners within an hour of joining (something unheard of these days) was the distinct lack of Guru Hype and Bu…Sh…t that you normally find in places like this.

This is a real community of real people just like you and me who have been able to create successful and very lucrative home based businesses using the techniques they have learned inside Wealthy Affiliate.

Over the years through constant updates and continual growth Wealthy Affiliate has built an enviable reputation for providing all the training, tools, resources and support necessary for anybody to start, build and a maintain a successful home based business all in one place.

Just some of the benefits include:

  • Free Websites!
  • Free Secure Managed Hosting!
  • 24/7 One on One Live Support!
  • Powerful Internet Marketing Tools!
  • Exclusive Up To The Minute Live Webinars!
  • Direct Communication With Industry Experts!
  • And One of The Best In-House Affiliate Marketing Programs You Will Find Anywhere in The World!

There really is no other place like Wealthy Affiliate!


SO WHO IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE FOR?

Who is The Wealthy Affiliate University Suitable ForAt first sight Wealthy Affiliate would appear to be geared towards the beginner or total newcomer with absolutely zero website building skills or any knowledge about affiliate marketing and that is absolutely who it is best suited to.

The step by step and easy to follow training modules and classrooms will take you from complete novice to experienced affiliate marketer in no time at all.

Just by following the training you can have a fully functional affiliate marketing website up and running in a day.

Everything you will ever need to run a successful and lucrative internet business is there for you all under one roof.

As soon as you begin to interact with the other members and spend time in the live chat and classrooms you will meet some of the more experienced and long-term members (some who have been there since day one!)

These are very skilled and knowledgeable internet marketers and you wonder what benefits they get from continuing with their memberships when they have been making a full-time living online for many years?

The answer to that one is very simple.

Just like me, they stay because of the community, the up-to-date training material that gets added to every week, the complete suite of state-of-the-art, must-have internet marketing tools that are available to them all under one roof and the fact that you can run your entire business from inside Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s also one of the best places I have found for networking with some very experienced internet marketers and swapping ideas and experiences of what is working and what isn’t.

If you are an experienced affiliate marketer you will know that the internet is constantly changing and what worked last year or even last week just doesn’t work anymore so having instant access to the latest up-to-date training material, a full suite of powerful internet marketing tools and a host of affiliate marketing experts to call on whenever you need some advice all in one place saves you valuable time and money when your income depends on keeping your websites at the top of the search results and in front of your clients.

I now run my entire business from inside Wealthy Affiliate.

Here’s just a few of the things you will find at Wealthy Affiliate.


FREE WEBSITES!

I don’t care what anyone else tells you.

I know from personal experience that you cannot build a successful affiliate marketing business today without a fully functional and professional looking website.

Your website is the core of your online business and believe me, without a professional looking website you are going to join the 95% of people who fail to make money online.

Your website is your shop front in the online business world and without a professional looking website you are going to find it impossible to sell anything!

I know you will have seen all these so-called affiliate marketing gurus claiming that they have this “top secret push button system” that you can just plug into and start making money in the next five minutes without building a website but let me ask you something….

If it was really that easy do you think that big companies like Amazon would bother spending thousands of dollars a year building and maintaining their websites if they could make money without one?

And when was the last time you made an online purchase without going to a website and looking at what you wanted to buy and maybe even reading some reviews on other websites before you parted with your money?

Oh, and where was it you saw that affiliate marketing guru who told you he could show you how to become a millionaire overnight without a website?

Was it on HIS WEBSITE by any chance?

To build a successful affiliate marketing business you must have a professional looking website that people can find, look around and read something about the products you are promoting before they make a purchase.

At Wealthy Affiliate you can build a fully functional affiliate marketing website in three simple steps!


SUPER FAST SECURE MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING FOR UP TO 50 WEBSITES!

If you’re really serious about building a profitable online business there are a couple of things that you just cannot do without.

One of those things is reliable, fast and secure hosting for your website.

I have to admit when I first joined wealthy Affiliate back in 2012 the free hosting that they offered to the members back then wasn’t really all that special but it worked, it was free and it certainly saved you another monthly or yearly expense which is very useful if you’re just starting out on a tight budget and you need to cut corners to save some money.

Over the years I have watched the hosting develop into one of the fastest and most Secure Managed WordPress Hosting platforms you will find anywhere in the world!

The Wealthy Affiliate state-of-the-art managed WordPress Hosting platform is now leagues ahead of any other managed WordPress hosting platform I’ve seen out there and the best thing is…..

IT’S COMPLETELY FREE!!


24/7 LIVE CHAT AND ONE ON ONE SUPPORT!

Live Chat at The Wealthy Affiliate UniversityI personally think the live chat feature is probably one of the best parts of Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s not very often you actually get to speak personally with the owners of a vibrant online business community like Wealthy Affiliate but you will find Kyle and Carson in the live chat most days answering questions and generally making sure everyone’s happy.

This is where you can interact with the more experienced members and get instant answers to any problems you might be having.

It’s also a great place just to hang out and network with like-minded people when you just need a break and want to chat about anything in general or need some motivation!

I probably spent my first few weeks glued to the live chat when I joined!

It doesn’t matter what time of day or night it is you will always find somebody online to help you out.

I’m still on at least once there every day!


EXCLUSIVE UP TO THE MINUTE TRAINING!

Exclusive Up To The Minute TrainingOne of the things I found most impressive at Wealthy Affiliate are the 100’s of step by step training videos that are recorded every week.

They literally walk you through every process of building your business from start to finish and are constantly being updated to stay in line with the latest affiliate marketing techniques.

New training videos are broadcast live every Friday in the weekly webinars and you can join in with the live questions and answers section at the end of each training session.

If you miss any of them they are recorded so you can always watch the replay in your own time and go back over any of the old webinars whenever you want to brush up on certain skills or techniques.

I’ve already mentioned the live chat where you can get instant answers to any questions you might have but there are several other ways you can also get help whenever you have a problem.

One very effective way is to post a question in any one of the 13 dedicated classrooms.

  • Getting Started
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Keyword, Niche & Market Research
  • Everything WordPress
  • Copy-Writing & Content Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Development
  • Local Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Pay Per Click (PPC)
  • The Wealthy Affiliate Program

As you can see, the thirteen different classrooms are all dedicated to specific subjects and this is where you can ask specific questions and get direct answers to anything you might be having a problem with and although the answers aren’t always instant because of the different time zones (we have members from all over the world) you will get a much more in-depth answer as more people will be able to answer you over a longer period of time which isn’t always possible when you ask questions in the live chat.

You can also ask questions to specific members directly on their profile pages and even send them a private message through the built in internal messaging system.

There is also a search bar at the top of every page where you can search for anything using keywords or phrases and it will pull up hundreds of results from within the whole database of thousands of questions, answers and training that has been built up over the years just like searching in Google for something.

As you can see there is absolutely no shortage of help and support and this is one of the main reasons I have stayed at Wealthy Affiliate for as long as I have and have absolutely no intention of ever leaving!


EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!

I love this one!

Wealthy Affiliate has a referral program which means that you can literally earn while you learn.

As soon as you become a member you will automatically be given your own unique affiliate referral link.

I actually know quite a few members who are now making a full-time living just promoting Wealthy Affiliate!

It’s actually a no-brainer really when you think about it.

With everything they offer who wouldn’t want to become a part of this incredible community?

You’re probably wondering how much all this is going to cost you?

Here’s a breakdown of the prices and exactly what you get for your money..


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND PRICES

There are only two membership levels.

Starter Membership, $0 (Join Here)

Premium Membership, $49 per month or $359 yearly (Join Here)

The Starter Membership is absolutely free! and you can stay on the free membership for as long as you like.

There are no time limits, hard up-sells or hidden costs to the free membership and it’s a great place to start if you are completely new to affiliate marketing or you just want to try it out and see if it’s for you or not.

If you’re really serious and want to make this your full-time career the premium membership is the best one for you.

It’s excellent value for money and gives you access to all the tools, resources and support you will ever need to build and maintain a successful home based business and if you choose to pay annually like I do it works out at less than $1 a day!

Where else do you know that you could run your entire business for less than $1 a day?

Here’s a break down of exactly what you get and the differences between the two membership levels.Wealthy Affiliate Membership Prices


A WORD OF WARNING!

This is not one of those “Push Button” “Instant Cash” “Get Rich Quick Scams” that you see so many of on the internet these days.

This is a genuine opportunity to start a real home based business that will eventually free up your time and give you and your family the financial freedom most people only dream of!

You will have access to the latest up-to-date training and be able to chat live with some of the top internet marketing entrepreneurs in the world who will personally guide you and help you with every step of building and maintaining your online business but it won’t happen overnight!

If you’re looking for an “instant cash” “push button” “done for you system” (They don’t exist by the way) then I’m afraid Wealthy Affiliate is definitely not for you!

On the other hand if you’re looking for the real deal and you like what you’ve seen so far my advice is to try out the free membership and see for yourself exactly what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

It’s not going to cost you anything to check it out so you’ve got nothing to lose and of course I’ll be there to personally help, guide and support you along every step of your journey to financial freedom!

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Alan Roy Hocking

Your Personal Affiliate Marketing Coach & Mentor

If you need my help with anything else just shout!

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126 Comments

  1. Shannon

    You seem to have pointed out some very unique qualities of this platform. It seems like a web based school training people for internet business. The fact that there is a step by step system in place to get you started sounds like anyone who puts effort into it will find some success. 

    If you can earn while you learn then how can anyone really lose? There are so many programs who state that they have the way to earning money online but don’t have live chat or 24hr access to training. 

    Great review of what sounds like a great program it’s peaked my interest to give it a try. 

    If it doesn’t cost to be a free member testing it out should be harmless so next is just finding out how legit this program is.

    Thanks for sharing

    Shannon

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Shannon and thanks for your feedback.

      The only way to find out if Wealthy Affiliate is legit is to try it out yourself.

      I’ll be more than happy to answer any more questions you might have and I look forward to chatting with you more in the live chat one day.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  2. Felix

    Excellent article and very informative I have a web page and I have many problems with spam will Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting be better than my actual hosting provider? I like that they have a lot of training because I want to improve my skill, thanks for this information and very well researched

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Felix

      I moved all my websites over to Wealthy Affiliate a couple of years ago and I haven’t had any problems with spam since so I would say from personal experience that the hosting at Wealthy Affiliate is super secure and you wouldn’t have any more problems if you moved your site over.

      Hope that helps, if you have any more questions just shout! 

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  3. Brian

    Thank you for sharing and talking about what Wealthy Affiliate is and who it is for. I really love the fact that you can join for free and remain a free member for as long as you like and that you’ll always have access to 2 free websites and the first 10 lessons. I know the premium version is always there to upgrade to, but it’s nice to know you’re not forced to do it by entering a credit card number that would automatically be used once the free trial period ends. What is your most favorite aspect of Wealthy Affiliate?

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Brian

      Yes I think that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the few programs out there where the free membership doesn’t have any time limits.

      I actually stayed on the free membership for 6 months before I decided to upgrade to premium but in hindsight I should have just upgraded straight away because there’s so much more in the way of internet marketing tools, training and online support with the premium membership.

      I think my favorite part is the live chat.

      There’s always someone online who can answer any questions you might have 24/7 which was an absolute Godsend to me in my early days.

      If you have any more questions just I’ll be more than happy to answer them for you.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  4. Furkan

    I actually wonder about hosting quality about protection. I have a lot of problems with my current provider. For example I get a lot of spams all the time and they want to charge more for security. How is this platform about these and does this platform have hidden costs?

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Furkan

      The hosting platform at WA is one of the fastest and most secure hosting I have ever used and I get no spam at all

      Hosting is included in your premium membership so there is no extras to pay for or hidden costs involved you can get the full details about exactly what’s included here: Hosting at Wealthy Affiliate

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  5. Ganardineroporcjc

    Hello Alan,
    It was a pleasure for me to make a comment on your “Spectacular” page welcome to wealthy affiliate. As a member of WA also more than two years ago, I can certify that your review is 100% real. I can also say that Alan would be for those who wish to join WA the best guide, coach, mentor, your help will be key also to your success, do not doubt it. Thank you very much for all the help you give daily to all the members of the community. Regards 🙂
    Claudio

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comment and kind words Claudio 

      Wealthy Affiliate is my second home these days and I love helping the new members get there first websites up and running. 

      Catch up with you in the live chat soon! 

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  6. Jordan

    Great review!

    I’ve had some experience with Wealthy Affiliate myself, and I can attest that their site support is one of the fastest, most helpful, and most thorough support systems I’ve ever experienced.

    I was struggling to build and submit a site map to my website recently, and literally within minutes of requesting help from Wealthy Affiliate they built my sitemap FOR me.

    10 out of 10.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Jordan and thanks for your comment 

      I have only had to contact support twice and both times they had my problem sorted out in under 5 minutes! 

      Definitely 10 out of 10 🙂

      Reply
  7. eden

    What an awesome review of Wealthy Affiliate. I especially like the section on EXCLUSIVE UP TO THE MINUTE TRAINING. I have a tendency to forget that Wealthy Affiliate is a living breathing animal that we can learn new things from every day. Thank you for this review. I need to look at mine and do some updating on it.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Eden I’m glad you liked my Wealthy Affiliate review 

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  8. Michael

    Hey. Thanks for this great entry. I want to start affiliate marketing, but I did not know how to start, but now I do not have to worry about it. I really liked this platform. It’s nice that it exists since 2005 and there is such an amazing community there. Step-by-step instructions and 24/7 support are also amazing. I recommend it to anyone who wants to start with affiliate marketing. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for joining the thread Michael

      I’m so glad you like Wealthy Affiliate there’s a lot of new things coming this year so it’s just going to get even better!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  9. Dave

    Great information here. Thanks for the tips. The problem with being a beginner is that there are so many ways to make money online. There are also fake promises. It’s easy to fall for the get rich quick scams. I think making money online requires hard work and doing the right training. Your right that you need a well presented website and support and training. Thanks for keeping it real.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comment Dave I’m glad you liked my Wealthy Affiliate review. 

      If you need my help with anything else just shout! 🙂 

      Reply
  10. jon

    Hi Alan. I like your review. You’ve laid it all out. Really WA has the most incredible features one could wish for. And all this at an affordable price for anyone’s pocket.
    Before I joined WA I was a bit skeptical, but once inside I was amazed at all the features it has to offer. The vibrant community is awesome, makes it worth-while. I rate it as the no# 1 platform.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Jon

      Thanks for your feedback and I totally agree with you…. Wealthy Affiliate is the only Affiliate Marketing Community you need!

      Reply
  11. susan

    Hi Alan,
    Such a great post with so much detail and even love the charts you shared!
    Helps for visual learners like myself!
    It’s also really nice to know that so many people are on Wealthy Affiliate and doing so well 🙂
    We are all in this together! Love your post.
    Wish you the best of luck in your success and new year.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks Susan glad you liked it and wishing you much success with Wealthy Affiliate! 

      Reply
  12. RichPersonality

    I always wanted to make easy money online, i spend few years for searching and exploring the internet, and i must say that internet is full of scams that simply doesn’t work. Like a year ago friend told me about wealthy affiliate, i tried and now i can assure that wealthy affiliate idea really works, it’s not a scam. Thanks for the article, great guide.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comments Rich I’m glad you found Wealthy Affiliate in the end! 🙂

      Reply
  13. JeffWA

    Hi, Alan. Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate now going on 3 years, I can attest to what you stated in your review:

    Without question compared to any other like program, WA offers to its members everything that would be needed, through tools, educational training, and community support that would allow them to achieve financial success through owning an online business.

    The only issue left would come from the individual him/herself – how hard would that person be willing to work in order to slowly build such an online business?

    The fact that WA strongly emphasizes that the program is not a get-rich-quick scheme, (unlike so many other fraud programs who promote that type of devious lie) attests to the high level of ethics and trustworthiness that have been part of the philosophy within the two founding owners Kyle and Carson.

    You mentioned that a new member can even earn money, (and at the free starter level) while going through the company’s training simply by promoting the opportunity out to friends, family and others on and offline.

    What other like company allows members to do that? There is a reason why, since 2005 the year that WA was created, more than 800,000 people at one time or another have been members of this great company. It’s the best program online that will teach a member HOW to create success for him/herself through owning a business.

    The usual garbage hype seen in other programs – “Make money while you sleep”, “Earn $100,000 + within 90 days of joining”, or “Guaranteed financial freedom can be reached” (accompanied by the image of a $300,000 sports car) are NOT present as gimmicks anywhere on the company’s website!

    Awesome review, Alan!

    Jeff

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hey thanks for your input Jeff and I totally agree with everything you’ve said! 

      It’s great to get comments like this from other happy Wealthy Affiliate members  🙂

      Reply
  14. Chris

    ive heard a lot about affiliate marketing but didnt really know how people made money out of it or if you had to make your own product first.

    after reading this article i know now much more about how people make money and more importantly how i can go about doing it myself.

    thanks for posting and i will be sure to keep up to date with future posts

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      You’re welcome Chris glad it helped 🙂

      Reply
  15. jessie palaypay

    I was actually taken for a pleasant surprise like most people after I joined wealthy affiliate. They are who they say they are and there are no fronts about them. I tried my hand in Multilevel marketing and the bad experiences as well as my failures in it left a scar on my self esteem and with me wondering if I will ever find greatness in anything.

    If it wasn’t for Wealthy Affiliate, I wouldn’t have my burning desire to succeed reinstalled in me.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comment Jessie you’re not alone. 

      There are thousands of Wealthy Affiliate members who tried something else first.

      Glad you’re on the right track now! 

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  16. Stephen

    Hello Alan,

    I have been looking for ways to make some genuine money online, however, I sometimes hesitate due to the many scams out there.

    i have thoroughly read your review on Wealthy Affiliate, i’m getting impressed and convinced that this the best place to begin my journey of success online.

    I especially like the fact that you said I can sign up for free and join this incredible community.

    I’m surly going to give Wealthy Affiliate a try and see how things work out.

    See you inside there!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Stephen and thanks for your comment 

      Yes Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place for beginners to learn how to build a successful online business from scratch.

      Looking forward to catching up with you in the live chat. 

      If you need my help with anything else be sure to drop by my profile and give me a shout! 🙂

      Reply
  17. Weston

    Great post! I agree, Wealthy Affiliate is a great site for beginners. I joined WA in March with no experience with building websites or online marketing. It was a perfect place for me to try out website building for free. I found WA to be so unique compared to other website building platforms. It had everything I needed in one place. The training is so helpful and the community of people are so supportive. It was exactly what I needed to learn how to succeed online.

    Thank you for promoting such a trustworthy opportunity!

    Weston

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Weston I’m glad you like Wealthy Affiliate it really is the best

      Hope to catch up with you in the live chat one day! 🙂

      Reply
  18. Jack Taylor

    Hello Alan,

    I’ve been trying to make money online for a few years with hardly any success. I’ve spent way more money than I’ve made. After reading your article about Wealthy Affiliate, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. This is the first program I signed up for that didn’t’t take my money first. I love the idea of trying it out for FREE and you get 2 FREE websites as well.

    Thanks again,

    Jack

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Glad to hear you’re going to give it a try Jack and look forward to catching up with you in the live chat one day. 

      If you need my help with anything just shout! 🙂

      Reply
  19. RichPersonality

    I’m glad I’ve found Wealthy affiliate after getting involved in quite a few scam programs and systems. There might be some good platforms out there but Wealthy affiliate is definitely the best one I’ve ever seen! The best thing is, you don’t require any experience to start. I didn’t know anything about website building and I was scared I couldn’t do it. Wealthy affiliate offers so much for such a low price when you think about it.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Totally agree with you Rich

      Wealthy Affiliate is the best! 🙂

      Reply
  20. Ed

    Alan,
    About a year ago I started trying to make money online, without a website, duh! Several attempts later I stumbled on Wealthy Affiliate and the difference was amazing. It took me all of 3 days to realize how good a program it is compared to what I was doing and to upgrade to Premium.
    Your article “Learn How To Make Money Affiliate Marketing” is a testament to the truth. I scrolled to the bottom of the comments and the first one is dated May 2015. The longevity of your website speaks volumes. If you were not successful your website would have become inactive a long time ago.
    Your comments about the community are also based on fact. The help from other members is awesome.
    Thanks for the great article, I hope people reading this who have not yet joined WA do so right now, it has changed my life in so many positive ways.
    Ed

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Ed I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences at Wealthy Affiliate 🙂

      Reply
  21. Kartik Satija

    Hi Alan,
    I am looking at enrolling for the Inbox Blueprint 2.0 program by Anik Singhal. It is quite expensive to start with – USD 1500 is a lot of money.
    Even though I have this money on hand and a little more to spend later on advertising and generating traffic, I have another concern.
    I want to understand the scalability and sustainability of this Email marketing business model. As opposed to creating a website which can be your asset/your brand/identity in the long run, here we are only creating a big email list. This will of course generate revenue, however, in the long run, is it worth it ?
    There is no significant online asset that we have created and the source of revenue is limited to affiliate marketing.
    Wealthy Affiliate on the other hand focuses on creating a website and then monetizing it. However, the time required to be successful here is longer and it requires much more effort to generate quality content on a regular basis.
    I am a little confused on how do I begin, should I start with Inbox Blueprint or Wealthy Affiliate ?
    P.S.- I have some background and little understanding of Online marketing, so getting used to either will not be a big challenge.
    Will appreciate if I can get a reply on this comparing these 2.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Kartik

      Anik Singhal’s Inbox Blueprint 2.0 program is good but……

      As you have pointed out, it is very expensive for what you actually get and after investing your initial $1,500 just to get started you will find there are more “Upsells” on the inside that you will need to pay for if you really want to get it to work and on top of that you still have to throw a large amount of money into advertising to generate traffic to your landing page in the hope that someone will sign up to your offer!

      Whilst it looks like a faster way of earning money online you still have to build a fairly sizable and responsive list before you will start to see any return on your investment and that can take just as long as building a real website and driving natural organic (free) traffic to it.

      My suggestion would be to join Wealthy Affiliate and use the money that you would have invested into Inbox Blueprint to actually pay someone to produce your content and get your own website built out and producing sales much quicker.

      Your own website is not only an asset that you own forever it’s also the only way of producing residual passive income for the rest of your life!

      Hope that helps you make an educated choice

      Alan 🙂

      P.S. Wealthy Affiliate also teaches email marketing in one of their 10 dedicated classrooms with 1,000’s of training videos on the subject as well.

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      • Kartik Satija

        Hi Alan,
        Thanks a lot for the very prompt and detailed reply.
        This certainly helps me in making an educated decision and to spend my energy and money in something which will fulfill long term objectives.

        Thanks again.
        Cheers,
        Kartik.

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        • Alan Roy Hocking

          You’re welcome Kartik

          If you need my help with anything else just shout! 🙂

          Reply
  22. George

    Hi Alan, very detailed and informative review of Wealthy Affiliates. I became a premium member there after finding your site and reading through roughly a month ago and haven’t looked back since!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi George

      Glad you’re getting on so well at Wealthy Affiliate!

      If you need my help with anything just drop me a private message inside WA and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  23. jessie palaypay

    You said that Wealthy Affiliate is best suited for a beginner. For someone who has been in the affiliate marketing game for quite a while and has made lots of money doing so, is there anything new that they can learn if they were to sign up for the course?

    Jessie

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Yes absolutely Jessie

      Wealthy Affiliate constantly updates the training to keep up-to-date with the latest internet marketing trends so there is always something new to learn even for an experienced and well established marketer like me.

      I was making money online a long time before I joined WA and I’m still learning new things every day!

      Reply
  24. mike

    do you live in ashburn virginia

    Reply
  25. Ralph

    I have heard of wealthy affiliate before during my extensive research into online marketing, and amazing I couldn’t find a bad thing about them. starting an online business has been something I have thought about doing a while now. This program seems to really be about helping its members build a business. I am very interested in learning more and serious about getting started. I’ve researched long enough. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Ralph and thanks for your comment.

      Look no further.

      Wealthy Affiliate really is the best online business community out there.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  26. Andrew

    I’ve been looking for a place where I can properly learn the things needed to build a solid foundation for my online business. It seems like you’ve had some experience with this Wealthy Affiliate program. Can it really help me to choose a niche and build a legit website? Anyways, thanks for this review. Appreciate it.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Andrew

      Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to build and maintain a very lucrative and successful online business.

      You really don’t need to waste your time looking at anything else

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  27. earnrecurringrevenue

    This is very great thoroughly explained information about wealthy affiliate and making money from home. Wealthy affiliate is probably the best online money making opportunity with the least initial investment. As a wealthy affiliate member sometimes it could be difficult not giving up watching the lessons and working on your website. Great article. Cheers!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Yes and getting tied up in the live chat can also be addictive!

      I’ve spent hours just chilling out with people in chat swapping ideas and getting answers to the questions I’ve had.

      Reply
  28. Mike

    Alan,
    I did the Affiliorama Programme before, but became disillusioned recently with a program that the owner of Affiliorama was promoting, which programme seemed really scammy to me, and also has quite a number of very negative reviews when I did a Google search.

    Because of that, I took myself off of his mailing list. How would you compare WA with Affiliorama? Thanks in advance.

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  29. Marcus

    It has never been a better time to do affiliate marketing. More people than ever before shop online. Just look at how successful sites like Amazon and eBay are. We can grab a piece of that huge pie.

    Affiliate marketing is also a great business model. From the marketer’s perspective, there is no stock to keep and no customers to follow up with if anything goes wrong. All you need to do is to get people to click through and buy. Also, from the company’s perspective, it’s great too because they only need to pay the marketers for actual results.

    It’s also the best time to have a website with genuinely great content on it because over time Google has become ever better at weeding out the black hat internet marketers from their search results, so that people like us with great content can naturally rise to the top.

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Absolutely Marcus!

      I couldn’t have put it better myself 🙂

      Reply
  30. John Rico

    Hi there! It is actually just this time that I have heard that an online program provides free websites. Does wealthy affiliate really provides website for free? I mean,what is the catch? Sorry if I am asking this questions because I don’t fall again to scams. thanks in advance for your response.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi John

      Yes Wealthy Affiliate does provide you with free websites and hosting and you can use them for whatever you want from a personal blog to a full blown ecommerce site selling your own products and they also take you by the hand and show you how to build them and get them making money.

      The only catch is you have to do the work but it’s not very difficult.

      You just have to follow the training step by step and you can have a fully functioning website up and running by lesson 4

      Alan 🙂

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  31. Ian

    Hi Alan,

    Nice site and I like your logo.

    When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was very impressed with the university because it basically functions just like other universities online where there are live class events, virtual classrooms, and more.

    The pace of the training is slow and easy, but not too slow. The pace is just right.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Ian

      Thanks for your comment and compliment on my logo

      I’m glad you like the Wealthy Affiliate University and are enjoying the training.

      If you need my help with anything just shout!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  32. Neil Little

    Hi Alan,
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this in depth review of what Wealthy Affiliate is and what it can do for a new member irrespective of their own abilities.
    You don’t have to be a complete newbie to internet marketing to gain from the benefits that Wealthy Affiliate offers which you outlined in an easy to understand way.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Neil.

      Yes Wealthy Affiliate is for anyone regardless of their level or internet marketing experience.

      They have members ranging from complete newbies to members with years of affiliate marketing experience behind them.

      It’s a great community to be a part of!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  33. Peter

    Hello Alan Great site and an excellent overview of Wealthy Affiliate and as we know and you readers will soon to, is a great place for anyone looking to learn how to succeed online.

    You can join for free and learn at your own pace and connect with many wonderful people who can help answer questions when you get stuck.

    You learn great information and strategies such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques used to optimize websites making them more appealing to the search engines and search engine marketing (SEM), to gain high results from multiple strategies to gain higher levels of free traffic from organic search results.

    This and a ton of other interesting techniques can be uncovered from learning at Wealthy Affiliate. Great work Alan 🙂

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comment Peter

      Your absolutely right.

      Wealthy Affiliate is the ONLY place to be if you want to learn how to succeed online!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  34. Zarina

    Hello Alan,

    Great review. I’ve been searching for online income opportunities since May 2015. Have tried doing freelance work, some affiliate marketing, but it wasn’t as successful. Freelance because it still took a lot of time and efforts to even find a project that suits my needs, and marketing because hard to do without your own blog/website.
    WA University sounds like a great deal.
    Thank you for sharing this review,
    Zarina

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Zarina and thanks for your comment

      Yes the Wealthy Affiliate really is the best affiliate marketing training community in the world!

      Looking forward to catching up with in the live chat one day.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  35. Tar

    Howdy Alan. Words are quite powerful and influential when spreading the word about WA.

    The explanation and the presentation of the posts is one of those things which matter.

    I like the fact that there is a balance between pros and cons, which is like reviewing a product basically.

    I didn’t realize until you mentioned that there’s domain available in WA. Just found that out.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Tar

      Thanks for your comment.

      Yes domian registration and purchase has only recently been available at WA but it’s the only thing that was missing from the membership and now means that anyone can run their entire online business from within their Wealthy Affiliate membership without any need to go anywhere else.

      Wealthy Affiliate really is a complete and very powerful business in a box!

      Alan 🙂

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  36. chrisleevella@gmail.com

    Hey Alan! Glad I could find your review of Wealthy Affiliate.

    As you may know, I’ve been in WA for a long time and have no plan of leaving anytime soon.

    There is just way too many benefits to it.

    See you in WA chat buddy. Hope all is well.

    Chris

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hey Chris how you doing mate?

      Thanks for dropping by my site and saying hello.

      I know exactly what you mean about all the benefits of being a member at Wealthy Affiliate and I have no intention of ever leaving ever!

      The latest addition of being able to search and register domain names right from inside your membership is just the icing on the cake for me.

      Looking forward to catching up with you in the live chat soon.

      Take care mate

      Alan 🙂

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  37. Mara

    Hi Alan,
    Wow – this is really in-depth and informative. I think you’ve made a really good case for looking further into Wealthy Affiliate and all the other good tools on offer. What really stood out for me was your picture and offer of personal mentoring on the right hand side of the page. This is a nice touch and I think quite reassuring for anyone who wants to give Wealthy Affiliate a try. You’ve certainly explained very well what is involved in setting up an online business. A great article!
    Mara

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for taking the time to add your comment Mara I appreciate it.

      Yes I do make a point of personally mentoring and coaching anyone who joins Wealthy Affiliate through my invitation and it give me a real buzz when I see them get their websites up and running and start making their first dollars!

      Alan 🙂

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  38. Steve

    Hi Alan 🙂

    I’ll be honest : your website is remarkably informative, educational and enlightening.

    However, I’m a bit vague as to what exactly your niche is? It seems to promote Wealthy Affiliate very well. But, WA’s own website does that, too.

    I’m merely curious as to the underlying drive behind your website.

    Thanks 🙂

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Steve and thanks for your comment.

      You are absolutely right.

      The main focus of my website is to tell people about The Wealthy Affiliate University where I offer One on One Coaching and personally help anyone who joins Wealthy Affiliate through my site to build their first website and start making money online affiliate marketing.

      It’s a great feeling when you see someone go from complete newbie to successful affiliate marketer and know that you helped them achieve their goals!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  39. Naeem

    Hi Alan,

    Love the wordpress theme your using! which on is it? Works really well with what your promoting. Very clean and simple and straight to the point. I really love the theme and the way you have the pop up box, as well as the logo which pop out in front of you at the top of the page. very professional and looks like you have a perfect website! I hope I can reach something along the same level sometime soon! good work keep it up!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Naeem and I’m glad you like my site and my Wealthy Affiliate Review.

      You will definately be able to build something just as good if not even better if you just follow the lessons and stay focused.

      The theme I built this site with is the Divi theme by Elegant Themes you can check out all the features by clicking on the link.

      Alan 🙂

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  40. Johnson

    Hi Alan, that was an interesting and informative review you have there on Wealthy Affiliate. I believe it is commendable, outlining the basic details of Wealthy Affiliate.

    Wealthy Affiliate indeed has a great platform for anyone who is willing to build a successful online business of any kind and you’ve intelligently started how that is possible. Cheers

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comments Johnson I appreciate it.

      Glad you liked my review 🙂

      Reply
  41. Ian

    Hi Alan,

    Nice article!

    When I first joined WA I was immediately impressed with the Wealthy Affiliate University.
    The Online Entrepreneur Certification course is better than most college courses I’ve taken and breaks down all of the steps to success in easy to manage chunks.

    There is a lot of valuable information here that and $47 a month Premium membership is a great deal for the amount of knowledge and support you receive.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Ian I’m glad you’re liking it at WA

      If you take out the yearly membership like I did at $359 it works out at less than $1 a day!

      That’s cheaper than any college course and in my opinion you get a better education!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  42. Johnson

    Hi Alan, this is indeed a beautiful and well organized website with quality content in place and your niche idea is quite commendable.

    I believe it best describe the best possible way for anyone who is willing and ready to make successful business online to take this great opportunity of with wealthy affiliate. Thanks for your review

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback and compliment on my site Johnson I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

      Did you grab your free copy of The Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing” while you were looking around?

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  43. Viljoen

    Hi Alan

    Great review in Wealthy Affiliate University. Most people think that affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate is something that is going to make them rich overnight and this is so far from the truth.

    It takes hard work and patience to succeed online but if you push through it then you are very likely to succeed. It is very possible to earn a fulltime income with the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Absolutely Viljoen

      I don’t care what anyone else tells you, building a successful online business takes hard work, focus and a whole load of patience!

      The great thing is, If you’re willing to put in the work and effort, stay focused on your goals and follow the training step by step, Wealthy Affiliate will teach you everything you need to know to become successful in your chosen niche.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  44. LakanDula

    Wealthy Affiliate surely ain’t a “get rich quick” scam, it seemed like it before, but then I decided to go ahead and give it a try. While I am experiecing the blogging part of it, unfortunately I haven’t made any money yet, because I don’t have the money to pay for all those other programs like Jaaxy.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Lakan

      You don’t need to pay for any other programs like Jaaxy although they do a free trial.

      As a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate you have unlimited access to the Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool which will work just as well.

      Alan 🙂

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  45. Ankit

    Hi Alan,

    A nice detailed review of Wealthy Affiliate which I have heard is a good online learning platform for learning on how to make money online. The trainings and live chat options are great and seems like their number of members is pretty good and I am looking to become a permanent member of WA now, thanks for the guidance.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Glad you liked it Ankit

      I think you’ll find that the actual number of members is higher now I must ask Kyle next time I catch him in the live chat and update my review.

      Looking forward to chatting with you as well some day

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  46. Alyssa

    Hi Alan,
    Its nice to see a thorough review about Wealthy Affiliates University from someone like you who has a history with the community. Talk about social proof! Thank you for offering to answer any questions about WA. You’ve summarized the benefits of membership perfectly. I love the statistics and call to action at the end. Which of your books do you recommend for someone new to affiliate marketing?
    Thanks.
    Alyssa

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Alyssa

      Thanks for the compliments!

      My best book for anyone new to affiliate marketing is The Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  47. dan700

    Thanks for the review Alan. As someone who just became a Premium member it is great to hear from someone who is more experienced. What have your experiences been like up to now? How long did it take you to get started? I would love to read a blog post on that.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Dan

      Thanks for your feedback and I’m so glad you’ve decided to become a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate.

      You won’t regret it!

      I started messing around with affiliate marketing way back in 2005 but didn’t really take it seriously until a couple of years after that.

      It wasn’t until I joined WA in 2010 that things really started taking off for me and I’ve not looked back since.

      Please feel free to browse around my site and you’ll find lots of blog posts outlining my early struggles and my eventual rise to success!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  48. Tom

    Hi Alan,

    Nice review of Wealthy Affiliate you’ve written.
    Very elaborate and helpful. To be honest before signing on myself I didn’t really know what WA was all about, I didn’t find clear reviews that talked about what you could actually do with it. But I’m still glad I took the step in the end.

    What I like about WA is that there isn’t a cult like atmosphere going on there. That’s what I don’t like about a lot of other make millions of dollars today schemes.

    I also like the free guide you offer on your website since people like free stuff and might visit your site more often afterwards or recommend it to other people.

    The warning at the end stating that it’s not a get rich quick scheme is very good as well. People shouldn’t forget that without hard work and dedication you won’t be earning millions.

    Good luck with your online business!

    Tom

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your comments Tom I appreciate you taking the time to add your thoughts and I’m glad you like my review.

      Did you get your free guide okay?

      Let me know if you enjoyed it

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  49. Boniface

    Hi Alan,
    That’s a nice post about WA. It is very detailed and anyone willing to join WA would find it easy to understand such a review as you’ve posted.
    I joined WA and became a Premium member because I saw how advantageous it was to belong to a community of experts and interact with them I’d encourage anyone else to do the same.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Boniface I appreciate it.

      Glad to see your already a premium member at WA and I’m looking forward to catching up with you in the live chat one day

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  50. Stanley Tee

    Alan,
    A wonderful article that provide a complete info about this online program, Wealthy Affiliate. You have spelt out all the necessary info that we need like hosting services, live chats, training videos on weekly basis and etc. Yes I am not interested in a get rich quick scheme as it those get rich scheme tend to be scammed. Thanks for sharing this article with us.