Alright so you’re here because you’ve been thinking of starting or trying out online affiliate marketing, but just like most people, you’re skeptical. Trust me I know, I’ve been in your shoes trying to decide who is actually going to give me value for what I pay for. So the question is, is Wealthy Affiliate legit? is Wealthy Affiliate a scam? if you’re looking for the short answer, well it’s simply a No. But before I give a deep dive on why I consider Wealthy Affiliate to NOT be a scam, let me give you some of my background so stick with me here…

Why Did I Choose Wealthy Affiliate?

Let me rewind a little bit, because you’ll want to hear this. As an aspiring entrepreneur my self, I’ve been pushed around and have bought into tons of programs that don’t really have much to offer. I consider a scam to be an exchange of money or value for nothing in return, so there are some grey areas on what truly is a scam. But let me tell you, there is nothing to fear here, because I have taken the liberty of buying into this program and give you the insider perspective that not many people honestly give.

I will say that Wealthy Affiliate was not the first on my list, however I have yet to feel any doubts or regrets about joining. When I first started online (which was about a month ago as I am writing this) I kept doing constant research outside the first program I joined into. If you read my “about me”, I mention that I saw a YouTube ad that caught my attention and that’s when my journey first sparked. If you haven’t read it yet, you can certainly do so here. With that being said, I couldn’t help but notice I found this site while literally researching if the original program I began with was a scam! Can you believe that, the irony. I found several sites mentioning that the original program I started with not a scam either, but that Wealthy Affiliate was more user-friendly and promising. So after looking into the site, WA had a free trial period for new first time members and I decided to give it a shot.

At first, everything seemed like a foreign language to me. The menu was a little complicated to navigate but they had clear instructions on the screen on where to get started. Every page has a video with a set of simple instructions that were very easy to follow that I honestly think just about anyone can follow along. Just after a couple videos and navigating the site, it was very clear that the site had tons of support from it’s members and not to mention lots of success. In this program I can really feel myself learning new things I never knew how to do before. Some of the material I’ve learned to do is build a website, crazy right? Having zero experience in website building, they have a step-by-step formula on building a successful website that targets your niche of choice. Now there is much more content in there that I haven’t even seen yet, but I can honestly say I’m excited. So now that you’ve heard my input on it, let me dive into some awesome facts about this site.

Basic Facts You Should Know

Lets get some of the details down on the site itself, such as the who, what, where, when and why.
Site Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Owners: Kyle & Carson

Site URL:

Training: 4.8 / 5.0

Tools & Support: 5.0 / 5.0

Website Builder + WordPress Hosting: 4.9 / 5.0

Success Stories: 4.5 / 5.0

Pricing: Startup Member is Free, Premium Membership ($49/Month or $350/Year) Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

So Does It Really Work?

So enough with the B.S right! If you’re looking for the short answer, well it’s simply YES! It works, and it works remarkably well. If you think you got what it takes to take on this challenge, I invite you to check it out for yourself and get your feet wet a bit, it’s 1st month free for first timers remember!

OK OK maybe I got a little to ahead of myself, but I am just simply excited to be sharing this information with you because as I write this, I literally just learned how to start up TheAffiliateJournal and get her live! It was all in the training videos from the modules Wealthy Affiliate provides with membership. Sure I could have googled and YouTube’d how to do everything but common, lets be real here, I wonder how long that would have taken me.

To clear up some air, I know what you’re thinking… “So Brandon, have you really made money doing this?” and boy let me you, everyone is always more interested in the numbers and statistics rather than the actual value you get behind these programs. As I mentioned in my “about me“, I will not be writing this out to validate my success with money and tangible items, but rather the knowledge that will lead me to success. So as I write this I want you to consider that greatness isn’t easy nor cheap, so long as you’re willing to invest the time, effort, and dedication into this program you will be successful. Does that make sense?

Let me mention that Wealthy Affiliate has an outstanding support system + community. It seems that no matter what problem I may encounter or whatever the issue is, they are there to help you out with step-by-step guidance. I consider myself to be very technology literate but I’m not perfect, so I sought out some help and boy, did I not only receive help from Kyle the owner himself, the community flooded in with input as well! I was very impressed to find out I was not alone here, because nothing feels worse than buying into promises and commitment only to be given the short end of the stick. So to not ramble on too much more, YES Wealthy Affiliate DOES WORK.

How It Works, Simply Put

So you’re probably wondering how this all works? It’s fairly simple and I will try to be as detailed as possible without giving so much information it’s confusing. To start, after you’ve created your initial account in Wealthy Affiliate you will be greeted with a couple tasks to complete. It will be all the basic information you would regularly set up with any new account such as, name, profile picture, and a description of your short and long term goals. After doing this, the community will notice you as a new member and long term members will welcome you in with lots of support.

After your account is set up, if you’re a free account member you will access to the first module in the training program. Within this module you will be given a break down of how to navigate the site, what all the terms and language lingo mean, and the first steps to picking your niche. My advice would be to follow through all the videos with the example given (if you’re new to the internet marketing game) and learn as much as you can, repeat videos if you must. After the first couple videos, you will be given to opportunity to use their website builder which is free! This is huge, because anywhere else you go, you will certainly pay out-of-pocket for website hosting, and domains, etc. I was very impressed to find out that you don’t actually need empty your wallet to get big results like most programs do.

You gain access to a software built into the site called “Site Rubrix” and within this you are able to create all the written content for your website/blog/channel. It is like an internet version of Microsoft Word, only it has the ability to check if your content is unique so you don’t get flagged on google for duplicate content. Also, within Site Rubrix you are able to customize your website to your liking, and get free templates to create your own unique site using WordPress. Did I mention that you get all the support you need? Well this is probably the best part, because no matter where you get stuck, encounter a strange error, or maybe your computer just doesn’t cooperate, their support is phenomenal and will guide you through anything.

Now I won’t lie here and tell you that I’ve personally completed all the courses, because there’s a lot. But what I can tell you based off what I have completed is that I know for myself, that this will be very rewarding once I finish with all the modules. Just as I, Brandon, want to you show all my readers how to go from 0 dollars online, to making an amazing living literally from home with a computer.

It’s All Up To You

The over view I just gave you isn’t to compare with anyone else, because everyone has a different perspective. But the one thing I want to stress is that internet marketing is entirely up to you. Wealthy Affiliate is tool to guide you to success, but it is up to you to apply yourself to accomplish the tasks at hand. As I mentioned earlier, leave the doubtful thoughts behind and put your thinking cap on because if you stick to this, you will come out on top.
I often think about then people say “well if it’s so successful, why isn’t everyone doing it?”, and to answer that, let me put it in another perspective. Everyone know’s that you would make an amazing living financially being a doctor right? Well why isn’t everyone doing it?… Because people are lazy! If I told you “you could make 1 million dollars simply by taking this online course and following it through to the very end?” would you do it? Or would you let your skepticism, past failures, or current financial situation keep you at bay from achieving your full potential?

Now I don’t mean to sound like some motivational speaker, but these things are true. I have been listening to a lot of audios from successful people in the world of internet marketing (which I will share in another post), but they all say the same thing. Your life can only be defined by YOU, no one else can dictate your life. So take control and be the change you want to see in yourself.

Let’s Wrap Up, So It’s Legit Right?

Listen, the only way to truly experience everything I’ve mentioned is actually go out and try it for yourself. As a beginner internet marketer myself, I will be posting all my success stories based off Wealthy Affiliate. Not only do they have their own affiliate program themselves (promoting Wealthy Affiliate), they give you all the tools literally in-site to go out and build your own niche of your choice! Honestly most reviews that say “it is a scam” are all people who look at it with a closed mindset, and don’t allow themselves to be educated with the rich content they have to offer. It’s as simple as that.
I will repeat, a scam is an exchange of money or valued goods for nothing! So let’s get that idea out of the way, because in my opinion you gain more than $50/monthly worth of value in training alone. Anyone that is daring enough could re-brand all the information inside this site and sell it for thousands (don’t get any ideas now). But seriously, even if this review wasn’t enough to convince you to try it out, that is okay with me. At the end of the day, I strongly know that I will be very successful with what I will learn.

Now, if you think this is something for you and decide that yes, “I want to create income online and have all the tools + support to accomplish that goal“, then this is for you. I know that I may not have answered every burning question that you may have, so I invite you to drop a comment below with your thoughts and concerns. I will be trying my best to answer them to the best of my knowledge. Again, I hope to see you on the inside.

Best regards,

Brandon Bautista


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