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What is The Wealthy Affiliate About?

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 the Wealthy Affiliate about and why should you become a part of this amazing online business community?

Here’s what I found when I took a look inside………


How Wealthy Affiliate Works

The main intention of its co-founders Kyle and Carson was to provide a lively community of like-minded individuals who truly believed in paying it forwards and helping everyone become successful online.

A passion that is still very much alive within Wealthy Affiliate 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 was the distinct lack of Guru Hype and Bu…Sh…t that you normally find in places like this.

This is a true community of real people just like you and me who were once “newbies” to affiliate marketing and have been able to create successful online businesses using the techniques they have learned from Wealthy Affiliate.

Over the years through constant updates and continual growth it 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 online business all in one place.

Just some of the benefits include:

  • FREE WEBSITES!
  • 24/7 One on One Live Support!
  • Powerful Internet Marketing Tools!
  • Exclusive Up To The Minute Training!
  • Direct Communication With Industry Experts!
  • State of The Art Managed WordPress Hosting For up to 50 Websites!
  • Simple Integrated And Seamlessly One Step Top Level Domain Registration
  • And One of The Best In-House Affiliate Marketing Programs You Will Find Anywhere in The World!

There really is no other online business community like Wealthy Affiliate!


Who is Wealthy Affiliate For?

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

You could literally have a fully functional affiliate marketing website up and running on your first day if you really wanted to.

Everything you will ever need to get your business up and running is all there for you under one roof.

Once you begin to interact with the Wealthy Affiliate community and spend more time in the live chat and classrooms you will meet some of the more experienced and long-term members (some have been there since day one!)

The more experienced and long-term members are now 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.

They stay because of the community, the up-to-date training material that gets added to every week and the fact that you can run your entire business from within the Wealthy Affiliate Platform.

It’s also one of the best places I have found for networking with other internet and affiliate 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.

I personally run my entire affiliate marketing business from inside my Wealthy Affiliate back office.

Here’s just a few of the things you will find inside 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 without a fully functional and professional looking website.

At Wealthy Affiliate you can build your own fully functional websites in three simple steps and have them hosted by Wealthy Affiliate all for free!

Free Websites at Wealthy Affiliate


24/7 Live Chat and One on One Support!

Live Chat at The Wealthy Affiliate University

I think the 24/7 one on one support and live chat 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 but you will find Kyle and Carson in the live chat almost every day.

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 just 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 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 affiliate marketing 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 now famous “Weekly Wabinars” 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 Wabinars 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 way is to post a question in any one of the 13 dedicated classrooms.

The Wealthy Affiliate Classrooms

The 13 different classrooms are all dedicated to specific subjects where you can ask your questions and get 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 can answer you over a longer period of time.

You can also ask questions directly to specific people on their profile pages and even send them a private message through the built-in private messaging system inside your membership area.

There is also a search bar at the top of the page where you can just put your question in there and it will pull up all the relevant answers from within the whole database of questions and answers that has been built up over the years.

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


You Can Even Earn While You Learn!

I love this one!

Wealthy Affiliate has its own in-house referral program for its members whether you are free or premium which means that you can literally earn while you learn.

As soon as you join you will automatically be given your own unique affiliate referral link that you can share with whoever you want to and if anybody you have recommended decides to join and upgrades to a premium membership you will be paid a generous 50% recurring commission for as long as they remain a premium member.

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 join Wealthy Affiliate?

With all the tools, help, live support and one of the best in-house affiliate marketing programs in the world 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 to the free membership or hard up-sells and hidden costs once you are on the inside and it’s a great place to start if you are completely new to affiliate marketing or just want to try it out for yourself and see if it’s for you or not.

If you’re really serious about affiliate marketing and want to make this your full-time career then the premium membership is the 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 affiliate marketing business online.

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 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 online 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 it might just be the best decision you make today!

And of course I’ll be there to personally help, guide and support you along every step of your journey to financial freedom!

So what are you waiting for?

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86 Comments

  1. 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.

      Reply
      • 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.

        Reply
        • Alan Roy Hocking

          You’re welcome Kartik

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

          Reply
  2. 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
  3. 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

    Reply
    • 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
  4. mike

    do you live in ashburn virginia

    Reply
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.

    Reply
  9. 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.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Absolutely Marcus!

      I couldn’t have put it better myself 🙂

      Reply
  10. 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 🙂

      Reply
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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 🙂

      Reply
  16. 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

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Reply
  17. 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

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Reply
  18. 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 🙂

    Reply
    • 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
  19. 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 🙂

      Reply
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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 🙂

      Reply
  25. 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
  26. 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” which you can download for free by clicking on the link.

      Let me know you’ve manage to download it okay by leaving a comment on the bottom of the books page

      Thanks

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Stanley and thanks for your comments

      the Wealthy Affiliate University is definitely not a “Get Rich Quick” scheme as you can see from my detailed review above.

      In my opinion it’s probably the best free affiliate marketing training community in the world!

      Hope to catch up with in the live chat one day.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  31. Alex

    This is a very thorough review on Wealthy Affiliate university. I have seen so many reviews out there and I particularly love this one. I like you outlined the post here as it makes it very clear to me what is WA all about.

    It is good to know that it offers free membership as there are many programs out there in the market does not allow people to try for free. It seems to me that they have something to hide or they simply are not confident with their own product. I guess I am going to give it a try!

    Thanks for the great post!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for your feedback Alex

      You are right there are not many affiliate marketing training programs out there that will allow you to try them out for free and not only that but at Wealthy Affiliate you can stay on your free membership for as long as you like without any pressure to ever upgrade to the premium membership if you don’t want to.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  32. Derek Marshall

    Hi Alan,

    What a totally awesome in depth and most complete review. I am on the wealthy affiliate program and I find it absolutely awesome.

    I must admit and warn that to begin with it is hard work, not difficult work but hard work if you know what I mean. Creating content, doing the seo, managing social media, keeping up with the training, applying the training. I do know it get easier with time as I internalize the training. .

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Derek

      Thanks for the compliment regarding my Wealthy Affiliate review and so glad to hear that you are a member there.

      I’m glad that you’ve pointed out that it is hard work when you first start. (it does get easier)

      There are too many “Make Money Online” programs out there that claim you can earn a six figure income by just pushing a couple of buttons and sitting back and letting it all happen and I’m afraid they have managed to brainwash this attitude into 95% of the people who try to make money online with affiliate marketing.

      This unfortunately is the reason why so many people give up in the first 6 months because they suddenly realize that it does take some work to build a proper sustainable affiliate marketing business and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight like they were led to believe by some unscrupulous person with a flashy sales page.

      The best part about the Wealthy Affiliate University is that they lay out the foundations for you right in the beginning and explain that it will take some time and work to become successful.

      Thanks again for your comment and I’m looking forward to catching up with you in the live chat one day!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  33. Jessica

    Hi Alan,
    I was definitely someone who had no idea what they were doing when I ended up at WA and now my website has been up for 6 months. I never thought it was possible to be able to build my own website and thus build my own business. The lessons are great for teaching that. It still takes time and a lot of hard work but what I like the best is that I am in control and this business is all on me and I don’t have to worry about others messing things up.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      It’s great to hear that you are enjoying building your business and feeling so much achievement Jessica

      One of the best things I like about WA is that you are never on your own as there are so many people in the community who are willing to help out with anything you get stuck with.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  34. Chris

    I’ve been looking for a little help and direction with my blog for quite some time now – could this be the answer? I was wondering how effective the free service really is? Do you really get all the tools needed to succeed online? Also, how long have you been there and how much success have you felt?

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Chris

      I’ve been an active member of Wealthy Affiliate since October 2012 and I can honestly say that you get everything you need to build and maintain your online business and more!

      I starting messing around with affiliate marketing back in 2005 and although I did see some positive results back then I didn’t really manage to put all the pieces of the affiliate marketing jigsaw puzzle together until I joined WA and that’s when my online business really took off!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  35. Dave

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Wealthy Affiliate is one of the greatest online training programs that I have run across. WA provides great training with exceptional attention from the owners Kyle and Carson. I especially like the “Try before you buy” approach that Wealthy Affiliate offers. This gives new members a chance to look around, talk with fellow members and make the decision whether or not Wealthy Affiliate is for them. Great review Alan.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for joining in the conversation Dave.

      The Wealthy Affiliate University is one of the only ones that I know of that not only allows you to try it out completely free, they also let you stay as a free member indefinitely without any pressure to upgrade to the Premium membership at all!

      I actually stayed on the free membership for 6 months before I decided to upgrade to the Premium membership.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  36. Kumar

    Hi Alan,
    Wealthy Affiliate is really an awesome training platform. There is a vast amount of information available at our finger tips for anyone who wants to build a successful online business. One of the best things I like about Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the co-owners are very friendly and active, helping clear doubts when one is in need of advice/help.
    I definitely would recommend Wealthy Affiliate to anyone who wants to achieve financial freedom!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Kumar and thanks for your feedback.

      The Wealthy Affiliate University is the only online training community I know of where you can actually chat live with the owners on a daily basis.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  37. Ray

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for the great informative article. I joined Wealthy Affiliate a few weeks ago myself and I’m so grateful for the steady online community as well as thousands of training posts & videos. I still have a lot to learn, I hope I’ll be able to help others in the future, as I’m learning a lot from so many people a Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks again, I like your website.
    Ray

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Ray I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself at Wealthy Affiliate.

      There’s so much to learn and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information so just take your time and work your way through the training step by step without trying to jump ahead of yourself and you’ll be fine.

      If you get stuck with anything give me a shout.

      I’ll be more than happy to help you out with anything I can.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  38. TheDopestMatrix

    the wealthy affiliate university is one of the coolest communities I’ve ever been part of. especially for the help… anyone and everyone is amazing at helping each other which is beautiful and the CEO of the company still talks to even his newest members, its pretty family- ized in a sense! Thanks for this!

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

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    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Yes I totally agree with you.

      The Wealthy Affiliate University is the only place I’ve found (And believe me I’ve looked at a few) where you can actually chat live with both the owners Kyle and Carson on a daily basis.

      I love the fact that everyone involved is there to support and help everyone else.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  39. Graham

    I’ve got to say, you must really love it here at wealthy affiliate. I hope I can be just as successful when it comes to making real money from you. Because even though my site is very helpful, so far, I’ve had no traffic, no referrals, and therefore no revenue. But seeing how you debunked this program as a scam does give me a lot of reassurance this can work out for me.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Graham

      Yes I really love it at Wealthy Affiliate (Been here since 2012)

      And yes anyone can be successful making money online.

      You just need to follow the training step by step and not try to rush ahead of yourself and remember to always ask questions whenever you get stuck with anything!

      That’s what the WA community is there for! 🙂

      Alan

      Reply
  40. RachelLouise56

    This may be the best review over Wealthy Affiliate that I’ve ever read. You did such a great job representing WA that I learned about things I didn’t even know existed! I’ve been a member there for almost three months and I am loving it. As you said, it is not instant success, but I am grateful that it’s not! I wouldn’t feel I deserved success if I put nothing into it! Thanks for sharing, you wrote a great article.

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for the feedback Rachel I’m glad you liked my review.

      I’ve been a Wealthy Affiliate member for three years and I’m still discovering things I didn’t know!

      That’s the beauty of WA

      They continually improve the platform and add something new to help you build your online business nearly every month.

      Alan 🙂

      Reply
  41. Kylie

    Wow! This is so informative! I love how detailed this is. It’s clear you’re intention isn’t to scam or sell a “get rich quick” scheme. This looks like an amazing opportunity!

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Thanks for joining in the conversation Kylie.

      This is definitely not a “scam” or a “Get rich quick” scheme.

      It’s a real opportunity to learn how to build and maintain your own profitable online business the right way.

      An online business that is built on a solid foundation and will last forever!

      And the best part is….

      It’s FREE to join! 🙂

      Reply
  42. Stephanie

    Hi Allan: Thank you for the thorough review of Wealthy Affiliate University. It sounds pretty interesting. You list some excellent benefits to joining. Since it is calling itself a “university” does that mean you earn college credit from taking the courses?

    Reply
    • Alan Roy Hocking

      Hi Stephanie and thanks for your feedback.

      Although it is known as the Wealthy Affiliate University it’s more of an open education platform or online business community and there isn’t any certificates for finishing any of the courses as they are constantly being updated to stay in line with the latest online and affiliate marketing techniques.

      That’s what I love about it.

      I know from personal experience that if you want to make some serious money affiliate marketing you can never stop learning and the Wealthy Affiliate University is always on top of the latest trends and is constantly updating the courses and training videos unlike some others places I have seen where they still teach the “old school” methods and the training hasn’t been updated in years!

      Alan 🙂

      Reply

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