My #1 recommended

Wealthy Affiliate review

If you are looking at creating a successful online business, you need the right tools and knowledge. In order for you start your online business, you will need a website, a place to host your website, and it would help to have information and support on how to do all this. I am a Wealthy Affiliate member and their primary platform is based on affiliate marketing, but it can really branch out into any direction with the training provided. You can read more about how to use your newly acquired marketing knowledge by viewing the options on my Home-Based Business or Job pages.

Once you’ve read below you can choose for yourself if this is an option for you.

The Company

Name: Wealthy Affiliate


Owners: Kyle and Carson
Kyle co-owner at wealthy affiliateCarson co-owner Wealthy Affiliate




My Ranking:  98/100


Wealthy Affiliate is for anyone interested in developing an online business. WA provides you with learning, hosting and support platform for creating, promoting and maintaining your online business. You are provided everything that anyone would need for the opportunity to honestly earn extra money online, to work from home or anywhere around the world.


  • Certification Courses: documents and  video
  • General Topic Classrooms: similar to lectures
  • Weekly Live Video Classes on the latest updates or interests, all archived for later viewing
  • Affiliate Classrooms: everything you need to know about Affiliate Marketing
  • Affiliate Bootcamp: 7 Phases or stages to learn affiliate marketing strategies step by step
  • WordPress: 1000s of website templates to choose from for building your website
  • SiteRubix: Webhosting platform, WA provides you the option to host two sites as a free member, up to 25 as a Premium member.
  • Jaaxy: Keyword Research Platform, 30 searches for free member, enough to start within your niche
  • Live Chat: Chat with other members to ask questions or provide answers
  • Affiliate Program: WA offers a comprehensive affiliate program
  • Member Support and site promotion. A pay it forward platform, members provide feedback and comments to your website. Increased member participation provides increased benefits.
  • SiteDomains where you can purchase your unique domains and host them directly through Wealthy Affiliate. If you decide to host your domain on another hosting site like Wix or GoDaddy then you can transfer your domain to your preferred hosting site after a legally required time has passed.

Dashboard view:

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How it works:

You can sign in for FREE. I think 99.9% of people that join do take advantage of the FREE sign-in option. More details on the free membership vs. the Premium membership are listed in the table below.

Once you are signed in, you may be somewhat distracted by all the information on the dashboard or main page.

Not to worry, Kyle and Carson has provided you with a big green button that says “Get Started Here.” They will start by giving you a tour of their site, and all that information on the dashboard will start to make perfect sense. The best way to navigate through the Wealthy Affiliate platform is to continue through the step by step courses and tasks that you started when clicking on the “Get Started Here” button. Not to worry, you will have a website up and running in no time, as you progress through the steps.


  • Free to sign up, no credit card or life history required. You can start using their platform right out of the gate. You can create and host two free websites. Have access to basic courses and support to get you started.
  • A complete platform to learn, build, host, promote and support your online business.
  • Courses are structured for the complete novice to the experienced. Option to learn from written documents or video.
  • Up to date information added daily by the owners or other members so you can remain current in this fast-paced field.
  • Did I mention free to use, build and host your site for unlimited time and you can unsubscribe at any time!
  • Weekly Webinars, that are all archived for viewing at alternate times at your convenience.
  • You can view and learn from ongoing success stories from WA members. Most are members for at least one to two years which supports an earlier comment that it will take time and hard work to be successful. Some success stories ==> Here
  • Affordable Premium membership, with unrivaled affiliate compensation plans. If you decide to become a Premium member in the first 7 days, you will get a 59% discount on your first month’s membership.


  • The site can appear somewhat overwhelming at first.
  • You will become addicted to learning and moving on to the next steps to building your website and business.
  • Don’t fool yourself; it will take you time and work to get through the training, the trial, and errors building your online site. If you are not able to afford to do extra work, then this would be considered a con for you.
  • Sorry, I am not able to find any other cons for this platform. Such is the reason I gave it 98/100. I wish I had found Wealthy Affiliate sooner; I would have avoided many years searching for a legitimate affiliate marketing platform to get my online businesses started.

Like many, I too have written a blog on whether Wealthy Affiliate is a Scam or Legit Opportunity. I describe in more detail my experience as a WA member to give you an inside view from a user’s perspective. Click here to learn more…

If you do decide to check out Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle, Carson and myself will be the first to greet you and answer any questions you may have.

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11 comments on “My #1 recommended
  1. Mishyboo says:

    Hi Paul,

    This is a great website, there is lots of relevant and useful information and options with regards to working from home.

    I Love Wealthy Affiliate It’s The Best That’s Currently Out There At The Moment! You Really Cant Go Wrong With Those Guys!

    I think the theme you have chosen flows well so makes it easier to navigate and go straight to the articles that most interest you!

    Great Work.
    Wishing You The Best In All Your Endeavours!

    Mishyboo! X:-).

  2. zach says:

    Great Review! I am also a member of WA and I’d say you accurately portrayed wealthy affiliate and described it very well. I like that you were honest and gave both a pro’s and con’s list. It keeps the review honest and genuine. Great Article and I wish you the best as you shoot for your dreams!

    • Paul says:

      Thank you, Zach!

      Congratulations on becoming a Wealthy Affiliate member. I plan to update this review once i hit the 1 year mark. Everyday I learn something new through Wealthy Affiliate and I will add those facts to the next update.



  3. Michel says:

    I have been a member at Wealthy Affiliate for over a year, and yes, I also wish I had found them a lot earlier than I did to avoid lots of frustrations with other online scams.

    You are right, there aren’t many cons, apart from wanting to spend all your time on the site engaging with members and not enough time to build your own business.

    • Paul says:

      After searching for so many years I am so pleased to be part of the Wealthy Affiliate (WA) family. The support and engagement with other members is not matched anywhere else. WA know that it takes people to develop a successful online business and they emphasize that aspect in their teaching as well.

      Help people first and your success will follow. If you try and scam people to get quick rewards the flame of success will die quickly.

      Wealthy Affiliate, having hundreds of thousands of active members with over 100 million page views since they started 10 years ago, you can see they are doing something right!



  4. roamy says:

    Hello Paul

    I have really enjoyed reading your Wealthy Affiliate review and all the good stuff they offer.It`s like they leave no wish unfulfilled.

    I have also enjoyed the pros and the cons and it`s good to know they offer free trial, this way, a potential member can try and decide if it`S for them or not with nothing to loose.

    Although you explained things so well,there is something still not clear to me.Say l join Wealthy Affiliate and upgrade and build a website.

    Sometime in the future l decide to leave Wealthy Affiliate for whatever reason,maybe to save costs or to join another program, what happens to my website?

    What l mean is, do l loose my website because im no longer a member of Wealthy affiliate?

    Can l join then come back at a later date?im asking because there are programs that if you join and decide to leave,you can nolonger join with the same IP?

    Thanks for your answers

    • Paul says:


      You have some great questions.

      The answer is “Yes”

      Wealthy Affiliate always keep people’s accounts available so that they can come back and pick up where they left off. All you need to do is resubscribe by logging in to their cancelled account and follow the upgrade instructions.

      You also have up to 30 days to transfer your domain and website to another website platform if you are not planning to come back.

      You can even take 30 days to transfer the content of your free websites to your new domain or hosting site.

      You can’t lose. Well don’t take my word for it, why not try it out for free.



  5. Vinnie Prasad says:

    Hey Paul,

    Well written review. You have explained well what Wealthy Affiliate is and what is on offer. I’ve been a member for only a short while now and it has helped me build my health and fitness business. I must add there is a ton of information on there so it can be quite confusing at the beginning but you quickly learn where everything is. Great review and highly accurate.

    • Paul says:

      One of the greatest features with Wealthy Affiliate is the ability to try it out for free. If it is not what you were looking for then you can just leave at no cost. If you decide to come back you can pick up from where you left off. I have yet to see any other internet hosting platform offer that. Not to mention the courses, weekly webinars and the 24/7 chat or “Ask a question” features.

      The best way to find out if Wealthy Affiliate is right for anybody is to sign-up for free and see for themselves. As you said not to get discouraged at first as there is a lot of information in there. The best thing is to just stick with the “Get Started Here” button and you will learn about all the features and support system that is available.



  6. This is a very comprehensive review of Wealthy Affiliate. You have put my thoughts about Wealthy Affiliate into words. I am so excited to be a member of this great community and I am finding lots of new additions to the wealth of value that is already available to one and all Thank you for taking the trouble to make this awesome review.

    • Paul says:

      Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful community and unmatched affiliate marketing online learning center. I would not be where I am now without the support from members like you and from the Wealthy Affiliate creators. Sure there are so many online hosting and marketing platforms out there. All of them boasting they are the next best thing to sliced bread but only Wealthy Affiliate can say they have over 850,000 members and many of them since their beginning over 11 years ago.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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