Wealthy Affiliate University: Why it’s my #1 Recommendation For Helping You Make Real Money Online

WA homepage screenshotQuick Report:

Name: Wealthy Affiliate University

Price: $0 starter program (Click here to join for free). Also optional Premium program $49 a month.

Ideal for: Complete beginners-advanced.

Final Rating: 9 out of 10 stars (Green flag)

 Why it’s my #1 recommendation:

Call me bias if you want, but after reviewing/trying nearly 100 different programs that all promise riches online and nearly all of them being scams/garbage, the only program that still continues to deliver REAL results for me is Wealthy Affiliate.

It is my #1 recommendation for helping you TRULY make honest money online. In fact, aside from it being better than the competition, here’s…

5 reasons I recommend WA to ANYONE who wants to succeed online:

Reason #1: It’s free to join. See for yourself. No CC, no personal info, no risk.

Reason #2: The support is AMAZING. You get 24-7 help if you need it, including from it’s creators who are millionaire marketers. Through the many programs I’ve tried, lack of support has been a huge deal breaker.

Most places rarely answer your questions or give you the right guidance. With WA, the support is second to none.

Having someone to help you is absolutely vital to success online. You can and will have questions and when that happens, you need someone who will be there to answer them. 

In WA, you can ask/post any questions which will get answered almost immediately. There is also an online chat available 24-7. There are always members around who are actively helping other members (including myself). 

Join WA. Then stop by and say hello in the chat 🙂

Reason #3: It’s really a 1 stop destination for becoming successful online. Too often I see people searching for the “next best thing” in making money online whether it be expensive training or just hopelessly bouncing from product to product looking at it like a lottery ticket. This is WRONG and only leads to failure.

The secret to making money online is this: Proper guidance. This is exactly what you get in WA and there’s no reason to find something elsewhere, because what you learn within WA is up to date and legitimate. Most importantly, it works.

me 2Reason #4: Legitimacy. It teaches you honest ways to make money online via helping people while doing what you love. It really comes down to these 4 steps.

Reason #5: I have personally been with WA for over 6 years so I personally vouch for them (that’s me to the right). You can consider me one of their many success stories (see real reviews from other members below). It is through their training and guidance that I was able to experience my first success online. 

Prior to finding them, I went through a very bad cycle of scams/failures online which lasted nearly 3 years. Today I do online marketing full time and earn money from home. I attribute the success to the training I got here. If I can do it, you can too.

Want me to help you personally succeed with Wealthy Affiliate? Join here, pick my brains, I don’t mind 🙂

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

In short, Wealthy Affiliate is a training program that teaches you to build an online business. This could be based on a personal interest/hobby/passion/expertise you have or if it’s none of these, they show you exactly what you need to do in order to make consistent money online.

Now creating an online business isn’t scary at all. In fact, it’s fun and you can do it on your own time. The end result through the training at WA is that by building your online business, you can earn enough money to either:

  • Quit your job.
  • Supplement your current income.
  • Have more free time to yourself.
  • Spend more time with your family.

And basically get to do the things you want in your life and not be held down by anyone. In short: Financial freedom. As I said earlier, I do this full time. I’ve experienced 6 figure results implementing what they teach. Though how much you can earn varies, one thing I can promise you is that if you implement what they teach, you will get results.

Am I earning real money through Wealthy Affiliate’s Training? I totally am!

I work as a middleman (affiliate) for multiple companies and am actively making an income from 2. Altogether, I make over $4,000 a month:


Update 5/29/16: A year update. The income has increased on both programs:


The original income picture you saw was recorded up until August of 2015. The current one was taken from that period up until May of 2016.

As you can see, the income I get from those same affiliate programs has increased:

  • The first one is averaging over $5,000 a month when it was originally $4,000.
  • The other is actually making twice as much as before. From $200+ to over $400. 

I wanted to show you these pictures to point out that with an online business that you learn to create from WA, you will be learning how to create a truly stable income that if you keep working on, will increase.

Want to learn how to replicate this? Join WA for free and find out.

How WA works:

There is a lot of training within WA that teaches you various ways to make money online. All the way from A-Z. But if you’re completely new, the best way to start is through their Get Started Here section. This takes you through the meat & potatoes of building an online business from scratch. 

Even if you have NO idea about what you want to build an online business out of, the training will show an optional path you can take in which you learn to make money in a specific market.

Long story short: Begin with the Get Started Here section. It will guide you through everything and answer all of your questions. Here is how the get started section looks:

Wa get started

WA 4 stepsHow the training helps you make money online:

The training is broken down into 4 different parts. Each part has step-by-step lessons which you’ll follow. They are all focused on building a profitable online business. Here’s how it works:

1. Choose an interest: This is the starting point. While it can be anything you want, it is recommended to pick a topic that you personally have interest in. When I began doing online marketing with WA, I chose the diet & fitness topic because I have personal experience & interest with. 

2. Make a website: With WA, you don’t need any experience in making websites. They actually give you 2 free websites which are yours to do with as you please. The sites are pre-built and coded so you don’t need to worry about anything. You just select a name for the website & how you want it to look. The process takes less than 30 seconds (I’ve timed it).

Note:  The key is to use the training from WA and apply it to the free websites you’re given. 

3. Get visitors: In order to make money online, your website needs to get traffic (visitors). The more you get, the more money you can make. Through WA’s training, you’ll learn how to get visitors to your website interested in the subject you chose.

4. Make money: You’ll promote products on your site and when visitors come and buy, you earn money.


  • For step 1, I chose teaching dogs tricks as a subject.
  • For step 2, I’d make a website focused on that subject.
  • For step 3, I’d get visitors to my site interested in this topic.
  • For Step 4 (the money part), I could promote products from other places like Amazon (books, training DVDs, dog training accessories, ect…) and earn money every time a visitor purchased these things from my site.

There are literally millions of different subjects to choose from to earn money with. Each subject has a large amount of people interested in it who look for information on it on a daily basis. 

By having a website with that information on it, you can leverage this and earn money in the process. This is exactly what WA will teach you to do, even if you have no prior experience with this stuff. The amount you can make is really limitless.

My personal results applying the 4 steps on my website:

bootcamp stats 2

I crossed the 500 visitor/day mark. The site is making money on a near daily basis and as time goes on, the profits are only rising. This is exactly the kind of trend you’ll see when you apply the training to your online business. Remember, the more visitors you get, the more money you can make.

Very important: This is a process and not a get rich quick scheme. But the lessons are very simple to follow. Each lesson is in video/text format and has a “to do” list at the end.

As a starter member (which is free), you get access to the first 10 lessons of this training. By the time you finish it, you will have:

  • Chosen your topic.
  • Created your website.
  • Established the foundations necessary to start getting visitors & earn money.

This place is all about TAKING action as you go through each lesson. You’re not going to be reading/watching tutorials and nodding your head. You’re actually going to be putting what is being taught into action.

The training itself will take you across the A-Z of online marketing. By the time you finish it, you will be an advanced internet marketer and in many cases already running a sustainable online business that’s earning you money. It can be supplementary or even primary like in my case. 

Niche topics I’ve personally made money with:

  • Making money online.
  • Weight loss.
  • Dieting.
  • Selling fitness equipment.
  • Selling women’s fitness DVDs.

Create your own niche business. No experience necessary. Click here to get started.

How long does it take to see results?

time to see resultsIf you put what is taught into action, you can start seeing results within a few weeks. I’ve tried WA’s approach to online business on various sites. With ones with less competition, a few weeks is usually when you start seeing results. They aren’t big (at first), but it’s a starting point that only grows. 

With more competitive niches, typically 3-6 months.

Are there faster ways to see results? Yes & no. Most programs which promise fast results use shady methods of marketing which only work in the short run and then your site gets penalized by Google & other search engines.

What is taught at WA is completely straight forward and focused on long term results. The BEST thing you can do to see the fastest possible results is work at it everyday.

Do what is taught in the training and apply it on a daily basis. This will bring about results the fastest way possible, but focus less on making money and more so building a business. There’s a BIG difference.

So if you’re here to make make a quick buck, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but that’s not happening. Not with WA & not with any other program out there. And any place which promises you this is a scam. Take it from someone whose stepped on that rake MANY times.

There are people making 4,5,6 and even 7 figure incomes doing this stuff and they’ve reached this point because they followed through the training. 

WA also features a Premium Membership that’s available for $49 a month. This is basically an all-access type pass into the program:

Free membership (Starter) vs Premium:

Starter: Starter members (free) get access to communicate with the community, including Kyle and Carson (both for 7 days), get 2 free websites and also access to the Get Started Here training.

Premium: I very often get asked about the premium membership and want to explain it here. It’s optional, costs $49/month, but it provides access to everything within WA including:

  • 24-7, 365 support. To myself, every member and the founders. You get this as a starter for the first 7 days.
  • You can make up to 50 free websites.
  • Free hosting for up to 50 of your own websites.
  • Weekly webinars covering all aspects of making money online to further help you.
  • 1 on 1 coaching & support from WA’s creators, Kyle & Carson. 
  • Access to 100’s of training tutorials.

There’s obviously a lot of benefits, but my advice is to try the starter membership (which is free) and see if you enjoy what you learn. If you do and want to go further, then I’d recommend the Premium membership.

No one is ever pushed into premium. It’s all a matter of if you feel comfortable. Only try premium if you’re happy with WA. It is optional and you are welcome to stay as a free member as long as you like 🙂

Wealthy Affiliate’s Pros & Cons:


  • Provides all forms & levels of internet marketing training.
  • Simple to follow step-by-step training with tutorials and videos. 
  • Very newbie friendly.
  • Provides excellent support. 
  • Gives you 2 free websites. 
  • Costs $0 to join (no funny business). Join here.
  • Gives you access to top level internet marketers and support.
  • 24-7 online chat if you have any questions.
  • One of the few places where you learn to make money legitimately.
  • This is the most ethical program I have ever come across. 


  • Possible information overload usually happens for first timers, but this vanishes quickly. 

Final Rating: Wealthy Affiliate

9 stars

Green Light (My #1 recommendation)

9 out of 10 stars. Highest rated program I’ve ever tried. It’s legitimate, beginner friendly and the support is amazing.

If you want to succeed online, here’s my BEST advice:

Try the starter membership and go through the training. There are NO risks and if you don’t like what you see, you can leave anytime you want, without being obligated. And even then, you’ll still have 2 websites to do with as you please.


If you join today, I’ll personally help you:

I want to personally assist you if you join. I’ve been there for so long (6 years) and can really help you get up and running. Here’s how it works:

1. Join WA’s free starter membership

2. I’ll personally get in touch with you within 24 hours after you join. Please just do me 2 favors:

A) Complete your account set-up (takes 1 minute). This will better help me & the WA community help you achieve your goals online.

B) If you like it there, I’d really appreciate it if you came back to this page and commented on your experience. People who want to make money online really need to know about this place. 

My final thoughts: 

WA is without a doubt my #1 recommendation for many of the reasons I stated above. If you’re looking to make an extra buck online or perhaps go further and do it full time like me, this is by far the best place to show you exactly how to do it.

The key to success is utilizing proper guidance (which WA provides) and taking action. With these 2 ingredients, I promise that you will see results.

If you have ANY questions about WA or if you’re a current member would like to leave your personal review, you can do so below in the comments section. 


  1. Cecelia Dean

    Love this program. This is the first time I ever got this far on a make money online site and actually know what I would be doing to make the money. Great site, easier to understand and get started than any site I’ve ever been on.

  2. Gustavo Acosta

    Hi Vitaliy

    It looks very interesting but I want to know something….

    This works only in English? Or can you help people in Spanish too?

    Gustavo A.

    • Vitaliy

      In any website that has content in a different language, Google will rank it in the regions where people search for terms in the said language. So if you’re promoting something on a website where the content is Spanish, only people who type in Spanish terms that relate to your site’s content will see it.

  3. David C.

    Vitaliy, I just joined as a premium member last night and the community is just awesome!! I felt very welcomed. Thank you for dropping and commenting on my profile, it was a very encouraging message. I looked around at the training and it’s very well organized and very thorough. Can’t wait to dig in.

  4. Greg

    Nothing personal, but there are so many scams out there, you just have no idea what to believe. You seem very honest in your responses and I appreciate that. So I can join for free and keep that as long as I want? It always seems that there are hidden costs. I keep the two websites and the hosting is free forever, correct? Are there any upsells at all? Thank you

      • Greg

        What about traffic and leads, etc. Everything I have looked into, there was no mention of how much money was going to be needed for that until you got the program. Being unfamiliar with online business, I didn’t know where to start with that and didn’t have the money to waste. That is why I am here, looking for an honest answer and business. Thank you.

        • Vitaliy

          Leads come after traffic comes to your site Greg and there’s 2 ways you learn to do it, the main way which is the free option, aka SEO. The programs you are probably talking about decided to upsell you a traffic package or something when you got their system which is a total scam. You will never get that in WA, you will learn it right away without having to purchase anything extra.

          • Greg

            Sorry to keep asking questions and taking your time. How much time per week is necessary to do what needs to be done to be successful? And I ask per week because I teach and coach in high school and don’t have a lot of free time during the week by the time I get home. Thank you again

          • Vitaliy

            No problem Greg, your questions are totally fine and I’m happy to clarify: There are 2 parts to this answer:

            The first is how long it takes you to complete say 1 lesson in Wealthy Affiliate. I’d say on average, 1 lesson takes about 30 minutes at most to understand.

            Then the second part is doing what the lesson tells you to do in it’s tasks, this is where you’re taking the action. Now this really varies upon the niche you’re in, how you write and how often you can consistently keep doing that. If you can, then you can get results within a few months.

            Just remember, everything you’re doing on your site initially is only adding to the business long term so it’s not like you have to work consistently for years to make a few sales.

            Once you hit the point where the site is getting traffic, it’s going to keep going that way and if you keep working, it’s only going to increase so what I’m saying is at that point, you can technically relax and let the site do the work, but by that time, the business becomes really fun to take care of and you’re going to want to naturally make it bigger from there.

  5. Shana

    Hello Vitaliy,

    Thank you so much for replying back to my response. It is nice to have someone like you to be so honest and interact with everyone’s questions and concerns, this is a first and I think it’s important to have people out there like you to go out of their way to help others become successful. That’s the kind of entrepreneur we all should be…

    Even though I have mentioned that I purchased this program by Adrian Morrison, he limits his students to only make money from Facebook and now looking around your site and reading different articles, there’s more ways than Facebook on how to make money online!

    Now, I do have a question or maybe a few more questions:

    Should I shut down my ecommerce business right now and focus on what WA has to offer? I haven’t really sold anything yet and it is a fairly new store, although I am doing paid ads to get traffic which sucks right now and somehow I feel WA may give me more valuable info on how to use other resources other than FB to increase traffic to my site without paying for them daily.

    I just somehow feel that I am wasting my money on paid FB ads now that I’ve stumbled upon this opportunity.

    Second question: Does WA offer ecommerce training as well if I want to keep my website and do affiliate marketing? Or do they offer just one way of doing online business?

    • Vitaliy

      Normally if people have an existing website or business, I tell them to hold onto it, and try a new one through WA and if they like it, to continue doing the WA one and/or to apply the knowledge to their original business. If your current FB project is not making any money, I would put it on pause for now.

      If you do not have an interest in the site you have other than it making money, I would also pause the work you’re doing for it and as I just mentioned, work on a new site inside WA.

      Now regarding the ecommerce, affiliate site and ecommerce sites can exist together, but generally I find that blogs tend to have a much easier time managing vs an ecommerce site and their rate or success + the speed at which they can become profitable is much faster.

      Finally there is a lot of diverse training on IM inside there including FB 🙂

  6. Julie G

    Good morning.
    I have an idea for a brick-and-mortar retail store, but I would first like to try it out with affiliate marketing, and I’d like to try WA. My question is will my intellectual property still be mine with WA? If I name my WA site the same name that I’d like to eventually use for my store(s), will that name still be mine?


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Julie, any domain name you create and any content you create on that domain is your property. As for the business you’d like to build, I think the topic you chose is good and WA will definitely be able to show you what to do with it.

  7. William Tadeu

    Wow! Its look likes amazing…

    1 – I have just two questions… you said that there is a A LOT of information in WA. is there a “step by step” to get started with all of lessons?

    2 – I’m from Brazil, do you think that I can put all your lessons in practice using popular products here, or will I need to use only products outside Brazil and focus on international audiences?

    • Vitaliy

      1. Yes, it’s the official (main) course.

      2. You can actually do both. Your niche site can attract audiences worldwide and if you make a site that is specified with something that is only in Brazil, you will most likely get ranked for people who live there, but you can still attract outside audiences depending on the subject you choose.

  8. Sarah

    I followed your automatic edge review to your page here and wish to leave my comments here. I joined automatic edge a few days ago with skeptism because I too have done quite a few businesses/mlm’s that didn’t pan out. I spoke with my coach yesterday and was supposed to call today, which I did, but I was specific about the times I needed to call because of being at work and when I could talk on the phone. The coach did answer my calls which made me feel very frustrated, especially because he sent a text confirming he would be available at the next time I told him I could call.

    I don’t believe Matt Lloyd is a con or scam artist, but in doing some research because of your review on the company names switching, I am thinking automatic edge is a company capitalizing on Matt Lloyd’s business philosophy and there is definitely a pyramid scheme feel to it because there is no outright ‘this is the product we will teach you to set up and sell.’

    MOBE is Matt Lloyd’s personal business company. Not Automatic Edge.

    I don’t want to join a pyramid scheme. I don’t like the shady business practice they conduct. I intend to get a refund.

    You have piqued my interest with WA. I’m looking to supplement my income and am not drawn toward making millions. I sort of fell into the idea of Internet marketing because of finding the one site that leads you into the Automatic Edge business.

    You seem like someone who can be honest and who I’d like to ask a few questions to. If you are willing, please email me.

    • Vitaliy

      Automatic Edge is an affiliate of Matt Lloyd’s Sarah, but I will email you regarding WA, it is a much better program.

  9. Shawn

    Your review is spot on and I enjoyed reading it.

    Being a member there myself going on 6 years I have to agree with your recommendation, it really can be done by anybody who can follow the training. being step by step makes it a no brainer! I have not found a program that can even pretend to compare with this one, thanks for the read!


  10. Geoff

    Hello Vitaliy. I find it nothing short of refreshing that you come right out and let us all know that Wealthy Affiliate is a process, and not a get rich quick scheme.

    I’ve been reading a little about affiliate marketing. The more I learn, the more I like the idea of it over say an ecommerce website with a store.

    I am surprised to hear that you make that much a month. Is that all with one website? How long did it take you to get to that point. These are all questions I’m sure you get all the time, but please do tell it at least once more? Thanks. Geoff.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Geoff, the screenshots I posted were from 2 affiliate sites I have. For the one which provides the bigger checks, it grew to that point which you see now, but I’d say it took a little less than a year before sales hit several thousand a month.

  11. Nate

    I started using Wealthy Affiliate a few months ago and have been amazing at how much I was able to accomplish in just a few short months. Before I joined there is no way I would have ever thought I would have a fully operational website that has the potential to make money. I’m still working on fine-tuning my site in order to make my first sale but I know with the training that Wealthy Affiliate has given me it is just a matter of time.

  12. Alexey

    I am pretty convinced as you have answered all of my questions before I got to the end of your review. According to what I read this seems by far the best educational platform. Is it that simple to get started inside? also, how much can anyone earn with this type of marketing? is there any limit?

    Thank you very much, I really want to start earning money online too.


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Alexey. Yeah, it’s very easy to begin in WA when you sign up (which is also easy). I have found that there’s no limit to how much your site can make once you follow WA’s training!

  13. Ted Lacy

    Nice review and apparently honest. How many lessons are in the free version and is it enough to get you up and running? Do most people eventually join the paying program? There appears to be many more lessons for the $47 per month. True? Thanks so much.

    Ted Lacy

    • Vitaliy

      Hi, there are 20 main lessons and over a 100 other free lessons available that are made by members. It is definitely enough to get started. I would say about half the people join premium and yes there are many more lessons available there too, including awesome webinars!

  14. Paul

    So, 6 years and you are making $4000/month. Now, let’s be realistic here. If you are not qualified to make that claim, it should not be made. After 6 years, in my conservative opinion, “limitless” is considerably more than 4k/m.
    Please pontificate, as I am not convinced.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Paul, the years in WA were not just spent on one site, it was spent on different ones and some of them made me over $100k in a year thanks to their training. If you visit the case studies above I put up, you’ll find this.

      The image you see above is an example of just one site I have used to exemplify the results of WA.

  15. Luis

    Hello, quick question. What is the difference between WA and Source Wave? Both of these programs sound the same. Does WA teach how to sell on Amazon, e-commerce,shopify, etc…

    • Vitaliy

      Source Wave is a brand from what I remember built by a man named Alex Becker. He has many products which range from being cheap to very expensive. In Wealthy Affiliate, you get the best knowledge and yes it will teach you about all those networks and doing e-commerce sites as well.

  16. Jimmy

    I have a website that is already registering something like 200 unique visitors per day but is not making any money. If I join WA do I have to transfer that to the WA hosting plan? Would it make a difference if I don’t, meaning I retain the current hosting plan but apply WA training in making the website profitable?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Jimmy, you don’t have to transfer your site to WA’s hosting unless you become premium and decide to want to get the free hosting, then I’d recommend it, but you can use the training for the site either way.

  17. Brady Dill

    I am now a Premium member because of this recommendation, and everything you said was true. Wealthy Affiliate is a huge step up from SBI.

  18. Michael Collins

    Hi, thanks for your reply, I forgot to add is two hours per day an acceptable amount to spend on Wealthy Affiliate per day to build it?

    How does it compare to doing online surveys? I did this for a few weeks and found it extremely boring.

    • Vitaliy

      I think that’s good enough Michael. Online surveys pay very little and get you nowhere, so obviously, big difference compared to WA 🙂

      • Michael Collins

        Thanks for your response:

        1. Even if you do not know a niche for your business can Wealthy Affilate help you come up with one?

        2. Do you need to register it as a business so you pay income tax etc?

        3. Finally out of the member range in WA is the success range very large between the members?

        • Vitaliy

          1. Yeah, WA’s community and training will definitely help you pick out a niche.

          2. Until your business starts making money, I would not worry about this part.

          3. People who follow the training have a VERY good success rate.

          • Michael Collins

            Hi thanks for your response, do you have to make significant investments in your business in order to scale it up? I.e like web hosting, etc…

          • Vitaliy

            It may come to that point depending on the website’s success. For example, you may decide to start doing paid ads, paying people to write your content, and buying other things to accommodate the rise of your site. The web hosting in WA is free though.

          • Shana

            Hello Vitaliy,

            Not too long ago I purchased a program called Ecom Success Academy by Adrian Morrison. Do you know anything about this guy and his program?

            The reason I ask is because although it is a legitimate program (I guess? I feel a bit ashamed at the fact that I may have been scammed because he over promised), I feel that it is outdated techniques that I am using in ecommerce for the price I sacrificed to pay for. And the reason I feel that it is outdated is because everyone is already doing everything that he teaches me to do.

            But it’s no longer a secret because everyone is doing it and that terrifies me. I fear the extreme competitiveness of the online market. Is there high competition doing what WA would teach me? Are too many people doing this? Are they up-to-date with the current online market? I really need to know before I get started, I am very hesitant. Thank You.

          • Vitaliy

            Hi Shana, I believe I may have done a review or two on Adrian’s programs, but the one you mentioned is not one of them. But I do thank you for mentioning it because now I have an extra program to check out. Regarding the ones I did check out by him, I didn’t find them to be great and did not recommend them.

            Now regarding the competitiveness question, it an exaggerated illusion. There are endless niches you can work with and even the most “competitive ones” have more than one way to overcome them. I even wrote about this because there are actually many people who also get worried when they hear about competitive markets. Trust me, if you follow the teachings inside Wealthy Affiliate, you’re going to do great and I would love to help you.

            Finally regarding the other message you posted about the ranking, honestly, this program has become so good and continues to improve that a perfect 10 is probably more than suitable at this point.

  19. Beth

    Vitaliy, I’ve been toying with joining for some time now, but I have two questions. First, how long does it take to go through all the training you get with the starter membership? I have a busy few weeks coming up, and I want to make sure I have enough time to take it all in.

    Second, can a username be changed, and does the username show up on the sites you make? I have a real name and a pen name, and I might want to have affiliate businesses under both.



    • Vitaliy

      Hi Beth, with a maximum of 20 lessons in starter, how long it’ll take you to go through it will depend on your experience and ability to comprehend the lessons. I would say to go through all the lessons thoroughly since you have unlimited access to it 🙂

  20. Harry

    I have been reading the comments of others. I have been in the coin op business for many years. I would like to reach folks initially within an hour drive time to fix their Juke Boxes, Pin Ball Machines and Arcade Games in their homes or business as well as inform them on how to DIY. The could text or email photos of things to be repaired or replaced. I want to sell them either services and parts and equipment. I want to give the customer options and be able to charge by way of PayPal or direct deposit to my bank account. Will WA teach me all this and more? How will I get top place in search engines like google and others. Will certain buzz words direct them to me locally?.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Harry yes it will. In fact, I think you can build a site on this topic that targets local clients and people around the world. As for reaching top positions, yes you will also learn that from WA. In fact, there are a lot of webinars on the site dedicated to local marketing.

  21. Michael Collins

    Hi, is it still possible to make money with Wealthy Affilate in 2016 since it will be much more common now thanks?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Michael, yes, the training still works. In fact, most programs still don’t keep up with the training from WA.

  22. Rita G

    Hi am absolutely a novice in this online business thing but very interested in learning it and making money doing it. My question is:

    1) Please clarify…It entails creating a website, choosing a niche, posting links connecting to a vendor site concerning the niche. If any person buys from the vendor through the link I posted, I get a commission from that purchase?

    A) Can that one website promote other ideas other than d niche idea?
    B) Can one put up items for sale in such sites as well?
    C) Do you think a niche in crafts will do well in this?
    D) About what percentage of the sale of a product comes to me?

    2) Does this entail registering a company?
    3) Is what WA does the same thing that click bank does?
    4) Is it WA that pays me or the company who sold the product to my referral?
    5) Is there a restriction on the number of companies you promote products from? Must they be endorsed by WA?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Rita:

      1) Correct.

      A) Yes, but every niche site should ideally promote products within that topic.
      B) Yes you can sell your own products through you niche site.
      C) It’s very broad. Wealthy Affiliate will help you make the best choice.
      D) Every affiliate program pays differently.

      2) You have to register with any affiliate company you plan on promoting for. If you are talking about starting a company, you can do that too.

      3) Both WA and Clickbank offer an affiliate program. WA provides one while Clickbank provides a lot, but WA has training you can use to promote Clickbank products too.

      4) If you promote WA, then they pay you, if you work for another company and make them sales, that company will pay you.

      5) No restrictions. You can be registered with many different places and promote as many products as you like. They don’t have to be endorsed by WA but they do show the most honest ones to work with.

  23. Ernie Glennon


    Are you screaming scam on all programs to benefit your promotion of WA? I do believe WA is a good product, but it looks like you are saying every program is a scam, but even though you are close to being right, there are some programs that are legit.

    Ernie G.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Ernie, I’ve never said that every program is a scam but WA. There are good programs and I have reviewed and properly rated them as well as recommended them. Unfortunately, there are FAR more bad ones than good which is why most of the time when you read my reviews, most of them will be bad.

      I’ve just developed very high standards for internet marketing products after seeing what a great program is with Wealthy Affiliate.

      • Jim

        I need to supplement my income due to job loss and taking a big cut in pay. I am not looking to get rich, just help my family. Can this really help me? Also my daughter is interested is there an age requirement?

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Jim, yes this can help you, but begin with a regular free membership for now. As for age, anyone can register with WA, but if you’re going to sell anything online via affiliate programs, there are age limits.

  24. Dawn

    How do you get paid for the efforts set forth? Do you need a pay pal account? Or do you get paid by Check or Direct Deposit?

    • Vitaliy

      It can be all of these options Dawn. Often times certain affiliate programs which pay you will require you only have one of those things.

      • Dawn

        My next questions:

        1. Do you need any special license or documentation?
        2. Are State Taxes taken out of the pay received?
        3. Is it pay as you go or someone orders or Weekly pay?

        I’m just asking I have been burned in other programs.

        • Vitaliy

          I understand Dawn:

          1. For joining affiliate programs? Generally no, but some do require that you show them some kind of website and give them stats on it.

          2. That you will have to do through an accountant or personally. Different states/countries vary with tax laws but whatever you make will be sent to you as a check which you will then have to report on your own.

          3. I don’t understand the first part of your question, but if you’re part of a membership site, then you pay monthly, but if you’re part of an affiliate program, you will generally not have to pay any fees. Weekly pay also depends on the affiliate program. Some pay weekly, some bi-weekly and others every month.

  25. David

    Hey Vitaliy,

    I have read your review and read most of the comments as well and I must say that I am very impressed with WA so far. However, I do have a couple of questions:

    1) Will this indeed work with any niche? For example I have two major niches that I am passionate about…. #1 is the making money from home niche (the problem with this one is that I haven’t made any money with it yet so ethically I feel as though I cannot promote this until I start making money myself). And #2 is the Spirituality/New Age niche (which I have always heard should be free since that niche should not be exploited ie real spiritual knowledge should be free).

    2) I have always heard that the money is in the list: The problem is that building a list can take months even years to build, I don’t have that long. So my question is: Can I buy traffic (Not Leads but genuine traffic to my site) and if so how much time do you think that it would take me to start making a decent amount of money?

    The reason why I ask this for is because you said that if I follow the WA program that I could start seeing results in 4-6 months. The problem is that I am currently unemployed, and I am having a hard time finding work and if I don’t start making some money soon, like within 3 weeks I am facing homelessness and starvation. This is unacceptable to me, but I honestly don’t know what else to do. I can buy traffic real cheap on Fiverr. But I have tried that before with other products that I was trying to promote and I haven’t made anything, so I am not sure if this is going to work either. (Traffic don’t pay the bills or put food on the table.)

    Thanks for your time,

    • Vitaliy

      Hi David:

      1) Yes, any niche site can make money including the topics you mentioned.

      2) It’s not always necessary to have a list David, but for buying traffic, only PPC works for me.

      Now as for the situation you mentioned, until it’s better, I do not recommend you put any money into ads or internet marketing. But you can join WA’s starter option.

  26. G. Lester Thompson

    I’ve spent about an hour or so going through some of the comments and your replies on this page, and the info is valuable. I have some concerns about building a business with the proper foundations and longevity of it all. I know that results are dependent upon efforts and consistency in making it work, so on this side of it all, I do not know how much time would be required to create the kind of money I need to earn and I am in a bad place financially right now, so immediate earnings are very important.

    Just thinking out loud. I love motivation and maintaining the proper mindsets throughout life’s situations and would like to move in that direction and I do have some other ideas too. So, is this a continuous upsale promotion as an affiliate, because I know the importance of auto responders and other marketing programs to make the level of income more feasible.

    Having said that, what amount of money should I plan on putting into these kinds of programs, and do you offer those as an affiliate marketer and could I also do the same? Before I move on this, I have to make the commitment to invest my time, which is all that I have at this time, but as time produces income, I would like to know an average of how much money needs to be invested in order to create the complete business system to earn 6 figures and upward. You have provided great responses to all the ones I have read, and if you need to email me on this, please do. You also have permission to edit this, just in case I have been too lengthy, LOL! Thanks!

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Lester, I’d like to first address the points you made before you asked the questions and that was about building a good business, but you also said you wanted to do it quickly. In most cases, you cannot start and build a quality business that pays for years and have it all done in days for example.
      That level has to be achieved through putting in the work especially when you first start. When your business begins to make money on it’s own which typically takes months, then you can make or add new changes and see more immediate results take place.

      For example, when you first build a website, it won’t have traffic until you build out enough content and that’s wheat you’ll be focused on mostly and every step is explained in Wealthy Affiliate with support to help you if you get stuck.

      But when the website does reach a point where say you’re getting 200 visitors a day, you can make changes to the website that affect those daily visitors and see almost immediate results. You can change what you promote. You can change banners. You can start list building, ect…, but these tests and their results will come when the website reaches that level. You cannot reach that level right away on a new site unless you pay for traffic.

      Now onto the autoresponder question, it won’t be an “essential” component of your business all the time. For example in some promotions, if you funnel visitors to a website and their sign up to the autoresponder there, they will be taken through a sales process without you having to do it and if they buy it, you will be given the commission regardless of when the sale happens. In some promotional funnels, having an autoresponder can be a bit redundant.

      You will have to decide on that based on your niche, but the good news is that you DON’T need to worry about it because with Wealthy Affiliate’s training, your online business is built with a sort of “insurance policy” in that you are learning to get a lot of free traffic to your website. Where you decide to funnel that traffic to be it a list, a free ebook you write or straight to a promotion will come later. The focus for anyone who wishes to make a successful online business isn’t the promotion, it’s the actual building of the business which is where the main focus of WA is (promotions too).

      And finally for the amount of money to be put in, it depends so I’ll give you the cheapest to the most realistic:

      Option 1: Free signup with WA and use their free sites. The cost is $0.

      Option 2: Sign up for free, and if you’re very serious, go into the premium membership and buy your own website. Cost: $47/month + $13.99/year for the domain and use the keyword tool in WA for free.

      Option 3: Exact same option as 2, but there is an outside keyword tool developed by WA which is also free, but eventually costs $19/month.

      I’d go with option 2, but don’t decide on that until you start for free and see what time of commitments may be required and if that’s something you’d be very interested in.

  27. mike

    Hi Vitaliy, I have a few questions. If I go to a premium membership then I get out how come I have to move my hosting what if I have nowhere to move it to what will happen if I just leave it there. Next question. Can I just promote somebody’s product to make a commission and not have any thing to do with shipping or having any products?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Mike, hosting takes space and servers which is why premium members get the ability to use them for free. If you leave WA, that space has to go to the next member. Starter members also get space but for 2 websites and if they leave, in those cases, they keep the hosting for just those 2 sites. You do have 30 days to move any personal websites you host with WA.

      As for earning without owning the product or worrying about shipping, you can totally do that through affiliate marketing 🙂

  28. Pastor

    I want to do pastoral counseling online for a donation fee that would support a non-profit religious missions ministry I’ve incorporated. I also would like to solicit funds from businesses and individuals who are needing a tax write off for donating to a non-profit. Is this something that would work through WA? Or do you have a better suggestions for me to channel this passion?

    • Vitaliy

      WA would work with both of these ideas. We do have members who work in niches dealing with religious topics and they too accept donations.

  29. Jovo

    Hi Vitaliy, I have just read your story here. Impressive indeed, you are surely one of Wealthy Affiliate success stories. I know that there are more like you, but my impression is not too many. Of course all what you write here is true and indeed support as you rightly write is amazing.

    Your graph with the traffic is impressive. I wonder what the magic limit is when it really becomes a sustainable business.

    I myself am struggling with the traffic, it is growing steadily but enormously slowly. Frankly, sometimes I think it will never be good enough. Thank you in any case, you are one of sources of inspiration for many at WA.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Jovo, thank you, I do want to say there is no real limit to how many visitors you need to make the website a sustainable business. The more you get the better, but that magic limit you’re talking about varies. In my case, I would say when I received 200 visits or more a day, it started feeling that way. For other websites, if it’s targeted enough, even having a few visitors with the proper promotion that pays well can equate to a fully sustaining business.

  30. Tammy Robinson

    Hi Vitaliy, I sat ana read all your post on this page for about 4 hours, my concern is, that I don’t know much about internet or affiliate marketing, and have just decided to venture into this market. I only know basic computer functions, I am trying to learn a bit more, since I’ve found that I am interested in making money using this platform.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Tammy, most people who join WA also have similar experiences and in many cases, way less, however the training in WA is as I said, geared to help you understand everything 🙂

  31. AOG


    I have been reading the questions and comments above for about a week and appreciate the questions as well as the clarity of the answers..very succinct and informative. I wouldn’t have known to ask most of these questions so thanks to everyone!

    An additional question I do have which was raised in reference to the 30 day period in which to move hosting to a new provider, is there a fee to WA to do that and what happens to a site if someone fails to move the hosting in that time period? (I guess that was 2 questions).

    • Vitaliy

      Hi, there is NO fee to move your hosting from WA because it is free there. However, other hosting providers outside WA have their own prices. I do believe WA still holds onto the FTP files for a few more months if you don’t move it anywhere in 30 days so it offers you more time to act, but really, with all the things you get in WA, I find a lot of people join it just to get the hosting. They keep it free for premium members.

      • AOG

        Well, I just can’t think of any reason not try this opportunity. It certainly seems to offer a low risk way to create and launch a home business with tremendous support along the way.

        I’m ready to take that first step, and am open to the experiences and knowledge I gain along the way…

        Thank you for being so generous in all your responses!

  32. Lindsey

    Hi, I hope this is still something you are helping with. I need some sort of income to help supplement my household but I only have a few months to try and get it put together. I am willing to put a lot of work and time into this since I’m unable to physically work. I like the sound of this but I’m cautious on if it’s a realistic way to make some money. If possible I’d really appreciate an email. Thank you

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Lindsey, a few months is usually the time it takes for most websites with active work to become seen and start monetizing. There are a lot of people I know of who are also in similar situations for whom work online like this fits just right. I will email you as well 🙂

    • Vitaliy

      Yes, even though I don’t really like anything that’s MLM, it can be used to promote it. However, I do ask that you really investigate MLM programs before promoting them to other people.

      • Heather

        Free for “most” of the products? I’m in the same boat as Lindsey. I have to make money, there is no other option. I understand you can not gaurantee anything. So just hypothetically if you join the program follow their instructions truly invest yourself, what type of monthly income could possibly be made?

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Heather, while I get this question a lot, the answer is always different because it depends on the person, how often and how hard they work, but I know you need some specific numbers or a range. I would say it’s COMMON to see several $100’s and even $1,000’s every month for most people who really work hard on their business.

          As you may have seen from my screenshots above, this is what you could be making on one or more niche websites. However, I also have case studies where I have made 6 figures doing the exact same things.

          But that was in my case. Most people do not succeed at this business because they simply do not want to work for it. Those who do will make 3-6 and possibly even bigger digit incomes. The point is that in this business, it’s all possible. Wealthy Affiliate has the keys to unlock this.

  33. Debra

    Hello Vitaly,
    Forgive my skepticism, but are you being paid for promoting Wealthy Affiliate? How soon does one start making money. I like many others have been burned regarding online businesses. I don’t like deceit or twisted information. So, I am trying to understand everything.


    • Vitaliy

      I do promote WA Debra, but I do it because I have built an entire business upon what I learned from them and I know it can do the same for anyone. But I do also help any member who asks me. For time frames, as I said, up to several months.

  34. Patrick Mtana

    I am a designer so much interested in painting and photography, for a long time I have been looking for making money online but in vain. I came across this guy Walter Green but as I was being very continuous on the reviews I found out about you and about WA, it seems legit.

    1. When you register and do all the necessary does it mean you can earn cash without going to premium?
    2. I am Kenyan based in Tanzania, can I join WA and make money through paintings?
    3. If I have a few paintings in stock for myself how I am I gonna get more to my stock and how?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Patrick:

      1. Yes.
      2. Yes for your location and yes for the painting question.
      3. I’m not sure how you get paintings in stock, but if you have a painting niche site and it gets visitors and money, you can use that to buy more painting to sell, as well as your own.

  35. Vickie

    Have been looking for ways to make money on the internet. I am very glad to have found your review and after reading the reviews on this page am so glad to have found this. I am new to this BUT very eager to learn and succeed.

  36. Rita

    Hi Vitaliy,

    Great review. I have already joined the starter membership but have not acted on it yet. Your review is inspiring me to finally get going. I am really short on cash so my questions below center around trying to do this with minimum investment at first. If my questions are too long you can email me your responses. Thanks in advance!

    1. What exactly does the Affiliate Bootcamp entail and how does it compare to having your own niche website?

    2. What do you think of the idea of doing a niche review website where all i do is review affiliate products with minimum general articles. Can this make good money? I’m not sure I have enough passion (or any) for any particular niche.

    3. In general, what type of sites are most lucrative in the long run?

    4. How long can one make it just on starter before going premium? Can i build up business to point where am making enough to invest in premium monthly fee? Do you actually know of anyone who has made good money just with the starter membership?

    5. Once I can afford to go Premium, is that all I will need going forward to succeed? Example 1: Is their free website/hosting enough (no limit to scaling up, all required plug ins etc) compared to having own domain?

    Example 2: Are there some services I’ll need to purchase outside of Wealthy Affiliate like auto responder services?

    6. I have heard that for SEO, content is very important: will I get faster results outsourcing article writing so that i can get to afford premium sooner? (obviously if i get quality article writer for less than $45 a month). My concern is (as indicated earlier) that I just don’t have enough passion for any particular niche to be able to be inspired or have enough knowledge to write lots of content. I’m just a hard worker in general who is keen on achieving financial freedom for my family.


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Rita, let me answer all of those questions right here in case others are also interested in similar things:

      1. Affiliate bootcamp is all about promoting programs in the make money online niche. As a Wealthy Affiliate member, you can promote the program itself or use the training to promote others like it. Vs other niche topics that you can pick out and follow the Certification Courses with, this one is already chosen for you.

      2. I think this is a good idea, but I believe any site which reviews a lot of products needs to have the author whose writing about it have a position people can trust. I often run into people who always promote anything they can and this is wrong. It shows the audience that you don’t care about what’s good for them. That’s why if you decide to do this, be careful and make sure to review even bad products. When people see that you don’t just promote everything and have a reason for recommending things, it creates more trust.

      3. Honestly, anything that is a niche. Obviously anything related to money, being healthy and I would say dating or love are massive markets, though competitive. You should enter niches within these topics ONLY if you understand them. I would NEVER tell anyone who has no experience in the make money online niche to start a site on it only because it has “potential”.

      4. The answer varies. You are given a lot of benefits for 7 days, but even after, you can still re-take the lessons and visit the site. You can certainly wait on the starter and see where it goes and I have seen people make it with just that. How long also varies a lot on the person and their niche choice.

      5. I would say yes it is enough, in terms of education, help and resources that you get. Being able to communicate with a knowledgeable community is so rare these days and luckily WA has that. For the hosting, yeah if you plan on buying a lot of domain names, utilizing that free hosting would be equal savings.

      For the outside purchases outside WA, if you’re talking about resources to succeed, I would say no. The only thing they optionally offer is a keyword tool which is awesome, but they also have one built in on their site you can use as a premium member. For autoresponders, the answer is that it’s optional. You are not required to buy any of these things.

      6. If you have money to invest in article writers, then I’d say don’t do it yet and go premium instead. Get ALL the knowledge you possibly can from WA and use it for your website. When it begins to make money, then find someone. For $45/month, I don’t think you’ll find any good writers and it’s risky. Go with premium first, become knowledgeable in the field and when the time comes, you’ll be able to make your own decision on whether or not to hire people to write for you.

      And another thing is that MANY people feel they don’t know what to write about. But when you do the training, I am sure you’ll have plenty of ideas and flowing!

  37. Des

    You mentioned there’s an option for premium program $47/month. Can I sign up for just one month or do I need to commit the whole program?

    • Vitaliy

      Yes you can do this Des. Committing to the program depends on what your goals are. There’s people there who do come for a month or even a few, then get what they want and decide to do something else. We also have members who have been there for many years. There’s a lot of benefits and savings (free hosting) of being a premium member. I recommend you begin with the starter though 🙂

  38. Brittany

    I’m a young stay at home mom of two girls. My husband has a great job so I’m looking for a honest, dependable, flexible way to make some extra money from home. I know there are ways to make money online at home, but I just don’t know how to get from here to there. To say I’m nervous and skeptical would be a huge understatement!

    Just a few questions…

    I really don’t know how to make money online or through a website. It sounds like WA teaches me how to create a website about something I’m interested in (my niche) and then I put links to things people can buy about that niche and then if people buys those things then I get some of the profit? I’m nervous to start something and become a middleman/salesman where the only way I get any money is hoping someone will buy the things I post. Is that what I would be doing? Maybe an email would be better?

    I’m also a little confused about the 7 day trial period. So I have 7 days where I can ask people any questions I want and WA teaches me how to create 2 free websites. What happens after those 7 days are up? I need to either decide to become a premium member or what? After I become a premium member I pay $47/month forever or do I ever stop paying that monthly payment?

    Thank you for your review and help!

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Brittany, I will answer all of those questions, but first I’d like to quickly talk about the nervousness you’re feeling. It’s completely normal, trust me 🙂 anything new we start in life always comes with skepticism, confusion and doubts about where it will lead. Internet marketing and starting a business in this field is no different. I remember how nervous I was when I started getting into this and always wondering if it would ever lead to anything.

      Having gone through these experiences, I can tell you that they will pass as you try it more and more and you may find that it becomes very fun and addicting to be involved with this stuff! I think of WA as a parent in this regard because they really did lead me into this comfort level and stability. I feel very comfortable being a part of this place and I’m sure you will too.

      Now as for the questions you asked, what you said about the websites, putting up links is right. The part about being nervous as a middleman is also normal to feel. But think of affiliate marketing as a conversation you are having with friends that have similar interests. You often tell them of things you bought, liked, didn’t like and you engage them in a discussion about this. This is basically what you’re also doing on your website.

      When you mentioned about emails, I think you meant list building. If that’s the case, then with your site, you are totally free to take it in that direction if you desire. Your site is your business and you are the boss. Some people prefer doing only affiliate marketing, while others prefer to collect lists and email leads. You have a whole bunch of ways you can go and WA will give you the best education and help you decide on that. Also you are always free to test different methods on your site as well. No one says you have to start and stick to any one thing. It can start with one thing, move into a different idea and you can stick to what’s bringing in the best results.

      For the 7 day question, the only thing that will be unavailable is the chat, lesson access and website access is still available forever. Premium costs are also charged monthly and you can stop them anytime.

      • Luke Brown

        Just a quick question. Do you automatically start earning money when google realizes you are getting a lot of traffic and are posting good quality content? Or do you have to apply for the payment?

        • Vitaliy

          Not quite Luke. What Google does do is give your website higher positions which lead to much more traffic. That traffic can be leveraged to make money. The money can be made via different things: Selling programs as an affiliate or as a vendor, running ads on the page (Google also offers a service called Adsense which does this) and things like email building.

  39. malcolm

    I’m from the U.K. and I’m wondering if I have to pay a fee as I’m not in the U.S. I like the idea of WA. I am retired but could do with cash to supplement my pension. I have a couple of ideas running around in my head but being a novice at this I would like to be put on the right track. Can you email me back to discuss them with you please?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Malcolm, I’ve emailed you, but for your main question, there is NO extra fee if you’re not in the U.S. The free and premium membership are all the same.

    • Vitaliy

      Yes. Link posting is the same as posting affiliate links Pam. You’ll have to do that on your website if you want it to make money.

    • Vitaliy

      You can definitely navigate the entire website, lessons and participate in chat that way Sabrina, but when you do the actual editing of your website, it’s way easier to do it through a computer.

  40. Jack

    What if I don’t have any specific interests/hobbies or any experience/training in marketing and business? I am interested in the idea of making money online, but would I be good for WA? I have no skills in this, but can I work for other companies on WA and make money that way? If I did this part time from home, would it even be worth the trouble? Thank you,


    • Vitaliy

      I think you’d be very well suited for WA’s training Jack but you can always see if that’s the case by just trying the lessons within the free membership. Before you reach the end of that training, you’ll know if this is your thing but believe me, very often people do not have a niche they like and in those cases, there’s usually 2 things that happen:

      A) They do the training and realize they really do have a niche.

      B) If they still don’t have an option, WA gives them plenty of choices to connect with anyway, so in the process of following this, that may become their main business or it can lead into one.

  41. Judy

    Like many, I have been scammed with make money online sites. I came across yours and it seems legit. But I have a question. I am writing my dissertation for my Naturopathic Doctor degree (holistic health). I see from reading the comments there are links to sell products (vitamins, etc.) but is there any way to also do consultations from these websites and make money doing it before I try this?

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely there is Judy! It’s actually one of the many ways you can monetize your site. There are many who make their site and instead of selling affiliate products, have their own expertise they want to help people with, including holistic health. You can make this happen by offering consultations over the internet with people who visit your page. I actually have a future site I intend to make with this exact idea.

  42. Melvin Jacobs

    Hi Vitaliy
    Sorry to bother you, I’m from the UK and just came across your reviews on The Automatic Edge Program. I’ve just signed up to them and paid the joining few, about £70 in UK currency. I’ve only done step 1 and starting on step 2. After reading your review about automatic edge I think I’ve wasted my money.


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Melvin, believe me, you are not wasting my time. However, I have looked through the reviews I’ve done and it doesn’t look like I’ve reviewed the one you mentioned yet. But either way, it’s good that you landed on this page that reviews Wealthy Affiliate because it is the best.

  43. Missy

    Do you think I can start using my phone or do you recommend using a computer? I’m so excited to get started! But I do not have a computer.

  44. Javier Huamantango

    I am from Peru, thus is there any restriction for me to join WA and all its affiliate program to get commission?

    • Marites Yago

      Hi! Vitaliy, I read a lot of positive reviews of Wealthy affiliate. I’m very thankful to God because after all those scattered scam schemes, there is still a legit online business. This sounds interesting because I’m so tired of joining those other scammy online business. I’m a current travel agent who has a website under the travel business, and I want to inquire if WA can help me with my online business. Thank you, God bless you!

      • Vitaliy

        Hi Marites, yes it can. Head over to the site, read about the training and let me know if you need help. I know of several members who are also into the traveling niche and were or are current travel agents. Just know that you can build your own business outside the travel agency.

  45. Nance

    Hi Vitaliy
    Thank you for sharing. I have been searching on internet marketing for guide/help. As my computer/internet knowledge is very weak. I do not know which website that I can trust.
    After reading your blog. I have decided to join WA joined the free membership. Just completed registration. Can I seek your assistance whenever I need help?

    Have a question. Who will send us checks? Does payment come from WA or otherwise? Appreciate your reply.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Nance, of course you can get my help. Let me know your question either on my site or through WA, I’ll always help out. As for checks, it depends on which company you register with to make money for. If for example, you register with Clickbank, promote products from that company and make money that way, they would send you out the check.

  46. Eric

    I have been working on my web site and updating a blog weekly, but just haven’t figured out getting my business to monetize. If I already have my site, hosting, and an autoresponder service can you help me? Thanks – this does sound good!

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Eric, yes. There are a lot of people who join WA’s starter membership because they already have a blog or are trying to set up a list that need help with the monetizing part. Check out the lessons in WA first to give you an idea of how a niche business should be set up and then if you have any questions, let us know. I’ll also help 🙂

  47. Syafiq

    Hi Vitaliy,

    Greetings . Syafiq here,just want to ask you 2 questions.

    1) I am interested in joining WA under your guidance so is it true that from what I heard, if I join as starter it will be at $0 cost and if I want to upgrade to premium, it will cost about $47 , but if i decide to go premium within that 7 days, i will get discount, of which I need to pay for only $20 for the 1st month and $47 per month afterwards.Correct?

    2) I am from Malaysia, thus is there any restriction for me to join WA and all its affiliate programme to get commission?

    Thank you Vitaliy.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Syafiq, that is correct. There is a special going on right now and it’s $19 for month 1 for premium. But again, the starter membership is still free and available to everyone 🙂 Being from Malaysia is fine too.

  48. DMH

    Hi Vitaliy
    Am I understanding this correctly or not. If I join WA and through doing so will I have access to products to sell and the support to drive the business?

    • Vitaliy

      With WA, you are given 2 sites and knowledge (support) on how to make it run successfully. For promoting and selling products on it, you will have to reach out to different networks and sign up to promote their products 🙂

  49. Maria

    Hello Vilaliy, I’m so totally obsessed with your site. Just finished reading almost all the reviews.

    I’m not a blogger, but I do enjoy writing — though I currently have no niche (well, maybe up in my brain somewhere there are some ideas). Would WA be able to assist with what topic would draw in more traffic?

    Also, for the second website I would like to use it for the following: I (and please do not frown on this) am enrolled with a MLM company (I’m not sure I can name them here) in which I’ve been doing ok. Would I be able to promote their products in my website?

    Would you please reexplain what the $19 / $47 payments entail?

    Thank you.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Maria, I’d be happy to answer every question:

      1. Yes Wealthy Affiliate will help you in that regard. I’ll also be happy to help you pick out a niche that is both something you like and gets a lot of traffic.

      2. Just to be clear, I don’t frown upon MLMs, just the bad kind, but that’s my personal opinion 🙂 but whether it’s for the first or second site, yes you can promote it on that.

      3. The starter membership of WA is free. Premium if you decide to upgrade is what the $47/month is for, but the $19 offer is a special thing they have going on where if you go premium, they’ll make the first month only $19.

      Thank you by the way for reading my site. I really appreciate it :)!

  50. Hanna

    Hello Vitaliy,

    I am very interested in WA and being able to make a significant income from home for my 5 children. I believe one of my sites would be geared for baby products, as I have worked in a natural birthing center for the last ten years. I was thinking that it may be a possibility to have a link on the birth center’s website to mine for baby products, is that something that would be allowed/acceptable. Also my husband is a baseball coach and has many connections, could he do the same for a baseball gear website?

    Perhaps you could email me as I have a few other questions that I would rather not have seen publicly.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    • Vitaliy

      I’d go further into the baby product topic Hanna. Baby products can really be anything: Food, clothing, diapers, health, formulas, ect… Each of those is a specific niche. About having your site linked to by that birth center, yes it is fine as long as they agree to it.

      For your husband’s experience in coaching baseball, selling gear would be fine too, but for this topic, I’d also stick to a particular demographic, such as kids baseball gear. It would be a good niche.

      I’ll email you as you requested, but the most ideal thing would be to explore all of these ideas within WA. You will have a lot of different things you’ll like to try, but the training there will really help you focus on the one which you’d love most.

  51. catherine

    Hi Vitaliy
    I came across WA awhile ago when I was looking for a legitimate online business. I went through the process and joined as a starter member and was pregnant at the time and never continued. Two days ago I was looking on the internet for an opportunity to be able to make money online and tried another opportunity and while I was reading the reviews for that online business (Academy of online success) I came across your reviews (Thank you very much for that review) I said to myself I need to truly dedicate into doing something that can help me and my family financially. Right now I am not working and have three kids and husband working only part time. I have been working to get started training and I am on lesson 4 on finding a niche.

    Can you help me with finding the niche I have a couple of niche in mind but don’t know if they will work.

    Thank you,

    • Vitaliy

      I can help you with that Catherine. Tell me topics you like and are very knowledgeable with and I’ll see what might work. Also since you joined WA, why not ask the community what they think about it? You can get multiple opinions on this.

  52. Denise Webb

    I make handcrafted jewelry that I currently sell at craft fairs, but I’m considering an on-line business instead. Also, I may want to expand this idea and get other crafters to sell their items on the site (kind of like a mini-Etsy). Can training with WA me meet this goal?

    • Vitaliy

      The answer is yes Denise. There are amazing online opportunities available with your niche and it expands beyond just Etsy and selling to others. You can do personal videos and articles on how you make them, teach others to do it and all of these possibilities will be taught within WA 🙂

      Also you asked an additional question which I will answer here as well regarding your current WP site and domain that you and your husband wish to work on. You can use them in WA.

  53. LeighAnn

    Hi Vitaliy,
    I’m very excited about this program and will be signing up right after I post this comment/question. I have tons of niche ideas but I’m really not that creative when it comes to writing do you have any suggestions and will there be any type of tutorial on the subject in the training? Thank you so much for your dedication to helping others!

    • Vitaliy

      A lot of people also have that belief but just like any skill, with time and experience you will get better at it. Also writing is just one way to express your ideas, but there’s also videos, images and other things you can do. Ideally you’d want them all to be put together on your site, but I’m sure that you’ll be able to do that once you become more familiar with it. With regards to how many websites I have, it’s over 5, but I am active on maybe just 3 of them. Thank you and I’ll see you at WA!

  54. Frances Jones

    I’m very interested in starting an on-line business. I found out about Wealthy Affiliate by searching for a work from home opportunity. I’ve read and the reviews, comments, and your response to the questions and concerns that people had. I appreciate your honesty. As a result, I am willing to try the Membership Starter Program and put the time in to learn. Thank you for all you do.

  55. Sharon

    Hi Vitaliy,

    This is the first time I have actually read through all the comments on one page and found them extremely interesting. Can you clarify a few things for me before I join please?

    I have no real hobbies at all which I can think of promoting on one website. Therefore what could I actually promote on my free websites. Would I need to apply to affilitate programs in order for me to make money?
    My apologies but I am just a grandmother wishing to make an extra income every month.

    Many thanks for your comments and responses to the questions which have been put. Your honesty and clarity is fantastic. Please feel free to email me when you have time. I am seriously interested in joining



    • Vitaliy

      Hi Sharon, no need to apologize 🙂 there are a lot of people who feel they don’t have a niche or hobby to use with their website, but it’s really not the case. There’s plenty of things you could do such as share your experiences in raising grand kids. If you look, you will definitely find it.

      But if there’s still no specific topic you feel comfortable in going forward with, WA has a training program called affiliate bootcamp which might be better suited for you. I promise you that the training you’ll see inside is really going to help you pick a direction you like and I’ll be there to help (you can also ask me anything through my site too :)).

  56. HA

    Hi Vitaliy,

    I’m from Canada. recently started an ecommerce business that has a lot of competition. Its just that I have so much interest in it that I really want to make it successful. Can WA give results? I just started it recently but i think I need more than wait and see to make it successful. It would be great to have you as a guide!

  57. tracy

    Hi, is this a better way of selling everything and anything? I sell on Ebay and I wonder if this would be a better way of selling without having to pay tons of fee’s and a middle man but how would I get people to see my site? im a single mom and would love to make enough money to work from home without struggling and what is the best way to make enough money working from home?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Tracy, I think WA is the best way to be honest. I know that it may seem like selling anything can offer more possibilities, but in practice it is more difficult. There’s people who do this through e-bay though using things like drop shipping (might want to look into that), but it’s a very difficult business with a lot of tedious elements.

      It’s better to narrow down a specific market and sell to that market (The WA way). You can expand this business by repeating this with multiple markets.

  58. Kim

    Hi Vitality…

    I have been searching the web for something legit to do at home, because I have three kids and no babysitter. It’s so rough to find and keep one that I can trust. So I have decided to stay home with them. This just happened a few months ago, and while I love being home with my munchkins, I feel like I should still be bringing in money for our family. I have no clue what I would market online, but this looks legit, so I’m interested in learning more. What kind of things do you do to run your business online?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Kim, there’s actually not a lot that I have to do to run my business. I keep check on my website all the time and also spend a lot of time within WA helping other people out. This is what takes up my time. I do also spend time writing new content every few days and that’s really about it.

      I know it’s hard to get involved when family life takes up such a large time span, and even if you don’t know what to sell, it’s not a problem. You’ll know once you take the courses at WA.

  59. Abdullahi Mohamed

    Hey man.

    Thank you for pointing me to something that looks legit. I really appreciate it. I am getting started today and hopefully I learn enough so that I may go premium.

    Thank again,


  60. DT

    Hi Vitaliy,

    I keep hearing about WA so maybe there is something to it…..I want to ask you this…I have what I know are two excellent products to promote, one deals with health and the other with home entertainment technology. The second product (home entertainment tech product) is one I will be buying direct from overseas at wholesale cost and reselling to consumers at a very affordable and competitive retail price. I want to create an affiliate component with a built-in residual income mechanism. Does WA teach one how to do that and would I able to have that on my websites?

    • Vitaliy

      Yeah you could set that up on your site. If you’re already buying whole sale, you can set up a checkout cart and have people directly buy from you at the prices you establish. WA will show you all of that. The most important aspect of what you’ll have to do is make the affiliate site and that’s what WA will show you (as well as checkout carts, ect…).

  61. Tina

    Hi, my husband and a couple of friends want to build a online business for selling and repair of vapor related products. Can WA help us turn this into a profitable business? I really want them to succeed and would like to know if WA is appropriate for all businesses or just certain ones. Thanks for any advice you cam give.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Tina, the answer is absolutely YES. You have your niche picked out (vapor related products) and that’s the most important part. Next is the training and in WA it is specifically made to teach you everything you need to do to have that idea become a business.

  62. TexasGirl777

    You have no idea (well, you probably do) how much your guidance has helped. I have been searching for something like this for a long time only to have EVERY SINGLE “OPPORTUNITY” turn out to be a TOTAL SCAM!!! So many folks are reluctant to share but THANK YOU, THANK YOU for passing along such great and truthful advice.

    • Vitaliy

      You are very welcome! If you have a chance later on after checking out WA, please let me know how you like it there 🙂

  63. Josh Beal

    Hi Vitaliy, i saw this program and i am very interested in it. i just finished high school this year and ive been looking for a part time job now and ive also been planning to go to college next year. the problem is that ive had so much difficulty finding a job and school is right around the corner and i am tight with money. when i saw this i wanted to make sure that this isnt some sort of scam or anything. so i have some questions to ask you and to start, i want to ask how long does it take for me to receive a paycheck for the work i do on this program? also if i choose to quit this can i do so?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Josh, you can be apart of WA as long as you like and if you choose to leave, you can do that anytime. Making money with this sort of thing takes several months for most cases, but if you find a niche that’s not too competitive, you can do it faster.

      You’re starting on this right around the same time I did. I know very well the situation you’re in and the uncertainty of school and work. I never advise that you drop everything and focus on internet marketing (or any new thing). Do this as a side thing while you focus on school and possibly getting a side job while you’re studying. Try WA for a little bit as a starter and see if this is something you’d like to further explore 🙂

  64. aryaman

    First of all thanks a lot for this rather brilliant review on WA. Now I am really looking forward to join this program and learn something entirely new and eventually earn some money (we all want to). But before it even began I encountered a couple of problems and both them as it turns out are quite big.
    Firstly, I am NOT able to figure out that how will I get paid (when I eventually start making money with it) I mean through online transfers or something like that and if that is the case will I be required by WA (or any other company for that matter) at any point of time to present them with my bank details online. I was rather hoping thats not the case coz it will be a bit difficult for me.
    And secondly, I DON’T live in the US I live in Germany (came here for study) will I be able to operate my website from here I know it’s a rather stupid question to ask I mean the internet does not knows any boundaries but I can’t resist to ask it any how.
    If you can help me with these little niggles it would be of great help and eventually motivate me even more to join it as soon as possible.
    Looking forward for your reply and subsequently the solutions of my problems.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi, I’m happy to answer these questions. For the last one on being in Germany, it’s not going to be a problem. You can join WA through there and get paid through affiliate marketing as well.

      For the question on how you get paid, some programs will ask you for personal information. It’s how they know you’re a real person. But if you’re uncomfortable or unable to provide that, some programs do offer paypal as an option where you can have money sent to, from which you can then have them mail you a check.

      • aryaman

        Hi, thank you so much for your guidance I am really looking forward to it and the idea to get paid through paypal is much better and safer for me.
        And once again thanks a ton…..

  65. Terry Weaver

    Hi Vitaliy;

    I recently wrote a comment to you (on 6/23/2015). I honestly thought I would get no response. It was my way of seeing if you and your reviews were legit.

    SUPRISE!! You replied.

    Because of that, I’m going to be diving into the WA community as soon as I send this.

    Thanks for your honesty. I hope to be seeing you in the WA community very shortly.


  66. Lisa

    Hello there,
    I’ve been reading thru several online sites for some time now trying to find what could work for me and my current situation. I have several questions for you but would rather ask you by email as its kind of private. I read thru all your info as well as answers to others posts/questions to see if any of them pertain to my questions but still couldn’t find the answers to what I need. If you could message me I would be very appreciative.
    On another note I was just curious what your opinion of the DS domination 2.0 deal is. It intrigued me at first but then I started reading a ton of mixed opinions on it and all that’s happened, that it’s reaching the 2 yr mark, etc.
    This would be a totally new endeavor for me. When I started looking for ways to work from home I quickly became frustrated w/all the scammy things out there, makes it so hard for people to find something that is honest, not a ponzi type scheme or something that a total beginner w/no experience in this realm could easily learn.
    Anyhow glad I stumbled upon your site it’s been a good read! Look forward to hearing from you.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Lisa, I’m going to email you as you requested, but starting from WA, I think it’s absolutely perfect for you since it’s very good for beginners. You learn online marketing from the real business point of view (no MLM, no ponzi, no pyramid schemes!).

      About DS Domination, I tend to have very mixed feelings about it as well and when I reviewed it a long time, I didn’t find it to be necessary for most people. You may find it useful if you need to juggle many different products you’re buying/re-selling, but if I remember, there have been policy changes put in place making it more difficult to use that system. Plus it’s also a specific form of business which is not for everyone, at least not me.

  67. Saye Whittle

    Hi, I’m so interested in this training and learning these steps. I’m just that glad someone is giving guidance to people who are about to be scammed. I almost fell for it on Mitchell’s EDU site. My second mind told me to look it up before I try to purchase anything. Thanks for giving me this info. It’s very appreciated by me, I almost went for the scam. I have a question? Are you able to do this on a Mac Tablet? Or do I need to do it on a PC OR laptop?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Saye. You can view the lessons and even chat with people through any device including the Mac Tablet (or any tablet), but if you’re going to build your site or do any work on it, a PC and laptop would be ideal.

  68. Terry

    I have both a PC and a laptop yet I am basically computer illiterate. I have no clue how to use them in conjunction with each other. I know how to turn them on, do minor searches and use e-mail (somewhat). I have NO IDEA how to set up a web site, upload content or get it noticed. I don’t use Twitter, Facebook or any other social media. If you look up “beginner” in the dictionary, my picture is part of the definition. Please tell me the truth…..can WA help me? I have very limited resources and am searching for a way to make some income from home. Thank you, in advance, for your response.


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Terry, very often we get people joining WA who also have very little experience with computers and the internet and worry this is going to cause a problem. There is always going to be some kind of learning curve, but in WA, everything you are given to learn in the main training includes pictures, videos and text, all of which contains precise instructions on what to press, what to type, and where to do it. It’s very easy to keep up.

      Being lost is not something you’ll have to worry about. And any question you will have are always going to be answered by one or more of the helpful members there.

      I think you’ll be fine and should give this place a shot. After all, you did type this comment on the site. You’re just not giving yourself enough credit 🙂

  69. Lynne Huysamen

    Hi Vitaliy

    I have enjoyed reading this post and all the comments. Everything sounds real and honest for a change!

    I currently have 2 website and I know how much time and effort goes into an online business! I am interested in blogging in a new direction and trying affiliates but I don’t want to try it with my other websites as I like the fact their are no ads or funny things on there.

    • Vitaliy

      When it comes to promoting and doing affiliate work on websites, ads aren’t the only way to go Lynne. You can just hyperlink text to an affiliate offer. Ads get the reputation of being overly promotional, but there are ways to use them so they won’t look that way.

      You can have an affiliate business and not look like you’re over selling anything. That’s actually the best option to take in my opinion and WA teaches that too.

  70. Kim

    Hi Vitaliy, I stumbled upon your blog while job searching. (I was laid off last week.) This does sound like something I might like to pursue. I live in Canada – would this be an issue? Could you please send me a personal email as well. I have a couple of questions. Thanks, Kim

      • Kim

        Thanks for your quick response. I am still a little unsure as to how this all works but I guess that is what the 7 day training period is for. My passion is cooking and would love to do this for a living and would love to enrol in a Culinary Arts program but cannot afford to go to school full time without an income. I have a daughter in college that I am supporting as well. I am now thinking I could maybe do something with this niche? Or maybe down the road make enough so that I could go to school? Thoughts? Would this be viable?

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Kim, any niche can make you enough money to do these things. Please remember, the 7 days is just for being able to get support, the other things stay forever (including your sites). I know from experience that this business can pay through school. I recommend you try the training, make your site/s and if you have questions, you’ll be able to ask them within the community and get direction on where to go. Obviously, I will also be there to help 🙂

  71. Pamela

    Hi Vitaliy!

    Question 1, are you married?? Haha! I’m joking, but I admire your knowledge, customer service, intelligence and prompt, dedicated ethic. I am going to sign up. My best friend for over 20 years is a web designer and we have been talking about partnering up and getting into affiliate marketing. My fears are holding me back, and I am willing to sign up knowing (from what I’ve seen) your dedicated to making our business’ successful. I do property management and I am a single mom, so I cannot go without a 100% guaranteed income, so for now I’ll be doing both. This being my personal priority after the boy is in bed. My question is with the 7 days of training, is it a scheduled training? Do I have to be present on webinars at dedicated times? Are they flexible- Can you email me regarding the training outline specifics? Thank You

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Pamela, thank you for all the positive feedback. With the 7 day thing, it’s not for training, it’s for chat and support. You can access the starter training anytime, even after the 7 days. As for schedules, you can work at any pace you want. There is no expiration on the training and you’ll be able to view it anytime.

      I’ve also sent you an email :).

  72. Monica Burns

    If you sign up for free on one computer can you continue the training and work with your free websites from another? Sometimes I am on a laptop and other times I might be on a desktop.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Monica, yes you can work on your site/s from any computer. Once you make the sites, you will be given a log in which you can access from ANY computer you want. Also about your mobile device question, I’ll answer it here:

      What I meant when I said it’s not a good idea to use mobile devices to work on your site is that it’s very uncomfortable to do it. People should ideally be able to view your website through a mobile device.

  73. bachus

    Hi Vitaliy. I was about to purchase SimpleSiteBigProfit program from Marcus Campbell, but after a bit of researching on the internet and reading your reviews, I realised I almost got scammed. Then I came to this page. It seems like your answers a very transparent and WA seems like a legit product. I’m thinking of joining. My questions is 1) can I still make money with the free membership and 2 free website? 2) Will there be support for the free membership or do I need to upgrade to premium membership to get support? 3) how long must I go through all the training videos/reading in order to get started?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Bachus, glad you avoided Simple Site Bit Profits!

      1) For WA, you can make money with the starter membership. The training on that level gets into building the site and business which is the start of it. But to push it further, into getting visitors and making money, content needs to be added to the site again and again. You’re going to have to do a lot of writing on the site and the more you do this, the better your site will become.

      2) There is indeed support available for starter members for the first 7 days. You can use the live chat, post questions and communicate with the owners, and ask any amount of questions you like. This is just all extended with premium.

      3) You really get going right away from lesson 1. The training videos in starter will first explain what you’re going to be building then around lesson 3-4, you’ll build your website.

  74. RJ

    I am going to sign up, however wanted to ask a question. If you do the free membership, then decide to go for the premium membership (within or outside of the 7days) and then later down the track decide to go back to the free option (ie cancel the premium membership part), is that possible?
    Also – in regard to getting affiliates (which I have never dealt with), do you have to pay for that?
    Thanks (and thank you for your review of this seemingly honest work from home option – haven’t found another out there yet!)

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Rj, I want to comment on your second question first: It’s OK that you’re in Australia. For the Premium back to starter, this is not possible, BUT remember, as a starter, you will always have access to the training on that level and will keep your sites even if you want to leave.

      For the affiliate question, it depends:

      If you’re an affiliate for a program, you don’t have to pay to become one. The only places that charge you to be an affiliate are MLM programs. WA is not an MLM and neither are places like Amazon so you can promote for it without having to pay.

      If you want to be a product creator and create an affiliate program so other people can promote it for you, you can do this yourself by setting up the right coding, but that does cost money or you can join networks like Clickbank where you they do that coding for you, but charge you a small price for every sale. So yes you do have to pay for those.

      WA is an honest place and you’re going to be amazed at how awesome it is!

      • RJ

        Thank you.
        That’s great to hear I can do from Australia also!!!!
        One other thing – is this 7 days free only and after that, no further access??? What is behind the 7 days…..?

        • Vitaliy

          You will still have access to the site Rj, the training and the sites you’ve made after the 7 days.

          • Aline

            So if I start with the Starter program, then go to Premium, I can’t go back to Starter? The only option I have to stop paying $47 a month is to cancel completely? I will lose my 2 sites? Is this correct?

          • Vitaliy

            No you keep both sites Aline. 2 starter sites stay with you no matter what you do. But if you upgrade to premium, you cannot go back to starter, although all your progress is saved in WA in case you return.

  75. Joe Bosch

    I’ve just read all the way thru, and I’m favorably impressed, at long last! I’ve been studying Af Marketing for about 2 years, and think this is the way to go.

    Now, my understanding at this point is that like most advertising, this is a numbers game. To succeed one has to have a good website that has lots of regular traffic on a regular basis upon which to build a clientele. Am I right here or not???

    Next, we need products to sell. How does one get these up on their website so visitors can click on them so I get paid? Question; how do I make sure none of these are scams, etc.? The last thing a newbie needs is bad publicity!

    My present idea for a site is to aim at parents of young kids and give UJ’s (Uncle Joe) advice on raising them. Of course I have other ideas. (love politics…) but probably won’t make any money here, so it will have to go on the back burner. Do you think there’s a niche for UJ out there. and if so, how do we go about setting it up and getting started making money? Another idea is advice for travelers on how to find good places to eat, good non-chain hotels, good repairs on the road away from home, packing, what to carry in the car and why, etc.

    Plan to spend more time on your site Monday and look into it more thoroughly.

    Like what I see, thanks for all the dialog. I’ve had the experience(s) of being ignored.

    This is long enough for a first email!


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Joe, here are the answers to your questions:

      1. You are correct about the numbers. The more relevant traffic you get, the more favorable your site will be in making money.
      2. You will have to sign up with one or more affiliate programs to promote the products you want. You will be given affiliate links to put on the site.
      3. This idea can work. In fact, every single idea you mentioned, including the political one can work but it’s better to go through the training and stick with a single niche idea for now.

      • Joe Bosch

        How does one sign up for affiliates, how does one get paid, and how is the money transferred?
        I’ve got an HTML4 page, would like to have you look at it and see what you think. At the bottom, I have dead buttons (right now) that can be used for other things, and more can be easily added to link up other pages. What I’m thinking of is how to place ads on them, or even if I should have a separate page for them?

        Hope you had a great weekend!


        • Vitaliy

          You would have to find an affiliate program, sign up to it. After you do that, you will get personalized links that you will place on your site. Say you place one of those links on a checkout button. If people click on that button and buy, you will automatically be given the commission. It will be added to your account that you made. Then depending on the program, a paycheck will be sent to either Paypal or a direct deposit. You can also choose to receive checks by mail.

          For your HTML site, it’s going to be better to convert the site to a WordPress page since it’ll be easier to use. Right now based on what you mentioned Joe, the site isn’t getting visitors so while this has not yet happened, I recommend you either transform it into a WordPress site or use the free sites from WA to create a new one.

          Placing ads on them right now makes no sense since the site isn’t getting any visitors. Once the site DOES get visitors, then you’ll place the ads.

          But before you do any of this, most importantly, I recommend you go over all the starter courses in WA. After you’ve done that, then we can narrow down a direction you should take with your site.

  76. Nicholas S.

    I’m just wondering how the affiliate links would work for someone like me whom lives in Colorado?Colorado citizens aren’t allowed to be affiliates through Amazon, per Amazon’s rules, because of Colorado’s tax laws. Are there any companies I could become an affiliate through being a citizen of Colorado?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Nicolas, there are A LOT of affiliate programs besides just Amazon which you can sign up. JvZoo, Clickbank, Commission Junction are just 3 examples, but within those 3 examples, there are 1,000’s of things you can sell. You can also find other affiliate programs by just searching them.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Nickey, yes you can totally do this as a hobby. It’s not a “binding” thing. You can work on your site whenever you feel like it.

  77. steph

    Not sure what to do I have fallen for a lot of scams and I just don’t have the money for that.
    I don’t know what to sell do you have any ideas. Would love to join

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Steph, most people who start this business do not own a product and don’t know what to sell, but that is explained withing the training. You will learn how to find affiliate programs (places to sell from) when you don’t own the product.

  78. Jeff

    I already have a list of affiliates. Will you provide more and is it safe to assume that they will be willing to work with new inexperienced people? I have been out of work for quite sometime and so far I like what you have to say. It’s just hard to believe this is free. There are no hidden fees once I get in are there? I definitely want to try I am just a little nervous.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Jeff, yes, WA is always open to helping new individuals get started. Absolutely invite as many people as you want there. There are no hidden fees.

  79. Darrell

    Hi Vitaliy, very good an well written review of WA, thank you! just a quick question – I already have web hosting, have had for years for my other sites. If I join WA, can I use my own hosting for the two initial sites? I’m experienced with WordPress installation and configuration, and would like to do this for consolidation so that most or all of my sites are in one place.

    WA looks like just the ticket for me along with my other venture and so I will likely sign up just as soon as I can devote some time to it. Thanks again 🙂

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Darrell, the 2 free sites come with hosting. That will always be included even if you leave WA. I don’t think there is an option to move the free sites to another hosting account. Any sites you personally have that are not sub domains can be moved from and to WA’s hosting though.

  80. Sue

    I’m interested, but I do not have WordPress installed. Is this a big deal? I understand that it takes a while just to learn how to use WordPress.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Sue, WordPress is automatically installed with every free site you get. You learn how to use it through following the training and there is no need to be a web designer to know this 🙂

  81. Crystal

    I currently have a website (not yet published) through a small business. If I do your starter would I be able to publish my website on one of the 2 websites Im given? Also If I choose to not pay for the premium package, and stay a free member do I get to keep the website. And have full control over it (always)? Also are the 2 websites given when you sign up, are they published? Or would that be additional costs? If so what are they and for how long?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Crystal, there is no charge to the 2 websites. They are free and always will be and yes you have total control over them. You can use your current site (not published like you said) and copy over the information to the free ones and go from there.

      • Crystal

        Ty for the answers, but are the websites published? Will they show up on search engines? And does this or will it ever cost?

        • Vitaliy

          The content you write on the site will only be visible to search engines if you publish it OR choose to allow them to show it. These things are also free to do.

  82. Chris Burns

    I had a website “Cooking Hints From Chris” through another company. Never finished writing it but still was on the first page of Google for the tag “cooking hints”. Merchandised it through Amazon and a couple of other sites. Made a little money but not even enough to pay for the hosting (49.95/month) really enjoyed doing it although it was a lot of work.
    Took the site down because I wasn’t making much money. I could put it back up for $99 plus the $50/month. I still have most of the info that I had on the site, Could I put it back up, in a new form, through your sites and maybe actually make some money? I’m retired and could really use the extra income and had a lot of fun working on it since cooking is one of my real passions.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Chris, those prices are very high! Domain names should cost no more than $10-$20 a year to renew and hosting should either be free or not surpass $10/month. You’re overpaying.

      Joining WA is definitely a great way to rebuild the site and with the premium option, hosting is completely free so there’s a lot of savings. If you still have your old files, WA’s support can help you move them from your old host to the new site and you can continue from where you left of, but this time, with good marketing training and FAR less to pay, you’ll be headed in the right direction.

      This is one of the options I would recommend pursuing since you enjoy this topic and you really can build something great out of it. Check out WA, but before you move the files, enjoy the starter membership and see what is taught there and if it’s something you’d like to try. I know it will be 🙂

  83. Candice

    HI Vitaliy!
    I stumbled upon your page while doing research on I success formula. Thanks for your honest opinions which help me save couple of hundred dollars!
    And in fact I’ve been reading your write up and comments on WA, got really interested in joining.
    And since I wouldn’t want to waste the 7 days trial, would need more of your personal opinions/ advices before joining. Would Really Appreciate If You Could Be My Guidance 🙂

    • Vitaliy

      No problem Candice. Really everything you need to know about WA is already here and the one thing left to do is to see it from the inside. You can always reach out to me here or within the actual WA community (I’ll message you) and answer any questions 🙂

  84. ben

    You said the following. For your lady friend, if she joins WA through a different account, she can also take advantage of the 2 websites. You will better be able to decide on what to do once you join and see what’s inside. For me it is my wife. Can she join with a new account at the same address and using the same computer? If one used a web site to sell WA is that one of the 2 web sites?
    Thank you Ben

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Ben, if it is through the same computer and really IP address, it won’t be allowed. This is meant to prevent abuse. However, you should find that 2 websites is more than enough 🙂

  85. Melinda

    Hey Vitaliy (How do you pronounce that?) I have been searching for something to do at home, as I will be quitting my job this Summer to start babysitting (long story) and I need something to supplement my income. I was going to join Doba, but I found hundreds of bad reviews. Some of the biggest complaints on them were on the free trial and refunds. They have a 7 day free trial, but there were numerous complaints about being charged on the 6th day, or being charged after cancelling. I don’t have the money for that to happen to me. I’ve already gone p/t at my job and am making half of what I was previously making. Also, a lot of people said they could find items for the same price on Ebay or at Walmart.
    What I’m wondering from you is, where would I find your other reviews? I have a list of places that I would like an honest review on, and you seem to have a lot of reviews, but I’m uncertain of where to find them. I would really like to try one of the drop shipping companies and need to know which company is best to work with.
    After I have found my “niche”, I would like to try WA out.
    P.S. Computer “jargon” really confuses me. (Old, but slow, lol.)

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Melinda, for my name, it’s very simple: Vit-al-ee :). I’ve never heard of Doba, but I’ll check them out. With WA, there’s none of that stuff of charging because you don’t provide any cc info when you join the free membership.

      Concerning the other reviews, I’m going to have to add a search feature again to my site. My old theme had it so anyone could type in the name of a company and if it was reviewed, it would pop up. I’ll try to add it back so that it’s easy for everyone to use.

      Drop shipping is a viable idea, but I have never seen a company I fully trust. Usually they’ll charge you a default price and the only good time to use them is if you have a lot of drop shipping items on your plate and need a management system in place to organize it.

      I recommend checking out WA first. You can always take the site/s in any direction you want, but with the training in WA, you are going to have a lot of new ideas that may better help you make a decision on what to do.

      As for the second question you asked me about the 2 websites and niches, yes you can use them both for the same niche, but it really doesn’t make sense to do that. It’s still an option just so you know 🙂

      • Melinda

        You don’t have to answer that last comment. I’m going to join WA in the morning, after I get back from an appointment. I just made a capture page through the wellness company that I’m with (Plexus Worldwide). I’m thinking that’s the page I will be “linking up”? with the website that WA gives me?? Not really how that works, but I guess I will find out shortly.

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Melinda, great to hear you’re going to join! I just want to let you know that I would focus entirely on the training within WA. I know you have ideas and plans for the business page you have set up, but the marketing is really what’s going to make this work out and that’s what WA will teach you.

          • Melinda

            Just reading this, lol. Was showing my husband where I found your post. I’m putting Plexus on the back burner for now and working on some marketing skills. I will still be putting Plexus on one of my websites though. Thanks again for all of your help.
            To anybody else who reads these comments, Vitaliy does just what he says he’s going to do and so does WA. Great company and great people. It’s like a tight knit community! <3

  86. ben

    If I join WA, after the 7 days training what can I use for more training. Do I have to buy the $47 item?

    • Vitaliy

      As a free member after the 7 days, you will still have the 2 websites, plus access to the training. The $47 monthly is optional Ben, but it is discounted to $19 the first month if you join within the first 7 days.

  87. Bob Homon

    If I joined as a starter member for free will I be able to keep that status (minus the live chats benefits, etc) after the 7 days? In other words, say I start as a free trial 7 day starter member and decide that I want to become a premium member say 3 or 4 months down the road is that an option?

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely Bob. You can remain a starter member for as long as you like and upgrade to premium at anytime you prefer, even if it is months afterwards.

  88. Katrina

    Is the opportunity to make money available with the free membership and then when money is made sign up for premium. I was recently laid off and looking for a real way to make money working from home.

    • Vitaliy

      Yes you can make money with the free membership Katrina. I would take advantage of that and just see what’s inside WA before seeing where you want to go next.

  89. Bill

    I would like to drive traffic to this capture page. It’s a mlm program; with healthy energy drinks, and a weight loss coffee. Is it possible to use one of the free websites to promote the drinks. then send them to the capture page.

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely Bill. I don’t know how much success you’ve had with MLM programs in the past or present, but if you’ve seen success, you can certainly use the sites that way. I would recommend trying out the training as it may offer a even better way to promote what you already have in mind.

  90. Terry Landreth

    Hi Vitaliy I will need more then 7 days to train so after I pay $19 for the extra 30 days training will I be able to ask for help when I need to latter or do I keep paying the $19 a month or when I need help for as long as it takes?Is the $19 for training for a extra 30 days only one time or other times or have to pay the $47 a month to have help?I one time paid $5.000 for two web sites to sale items in many stores got in debt have to pay back on two cards. I did not have any more money for traffic to the web sites can I have traffic with W A help and how much will this cost me more or less on the web sites I had for years with no traffic?I can not put the items from my other web sites on W A free web sites maybe help on on traffic for them.I will have my lady coming to me soon she wants to sale cells and laptops and with my help many items in the stores here in Los Angeles to people in Ghana and in other countries maybe can put on the W A free web sites in time.I want her here to learn also how to train with W A help.Can she also have two free web sites with my two free web sites.Is more then two web sites permitted in one house?I think only need two web sites I guess can use W A to sale some time on the other free web sites will pay the $47 and I bet W A will want her to pay another $47 also when have traffic and money coming in.If you want to know the company name to check out I paid $5.000 for two web sites let me know.I was so dumb how to work on line years ago I tried and lost much money maybe with W A I can make money.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Terry, let’s work backwards, what was this company where you ended up paying so much money? I’d like to investigate them personally. About WA:

      The $19 is if you join premium within the first 7 days of being a starter, after that it’s $47 every month.

      You have a lot of ideas and it’s best to work through the training and then apply the ideas you have. Without the right kind of training, you’re going to think about this business in one way, but once WA explains how it really works. you’ll find that you’ll have to adjust those same ideas, but this time, it will be realistic in terms of achieving.

      The type of training within WA teaches you free and paid ways to get visits. If you’re tight on money, use the free option. It’s actually what I also use most of all. Free traffic from the right kind of SEO has tremendous potential.

      For your lady friend, if she joins WA through a different account, she can also take advantage of the 2 websites. You will better be able to decide on what to do once you join and see what’s inside.

      There you’ll be able to contact me as well if you have questions.

  91. Lorna

    I have developed two “connected” websites but have not yet “published”them: I pay $29.95 per month to the host server for up to 5 sites, including tech support. I must renew my domain names once a year at a modest cost. When you say my WA sites would be mine forever, what about host costs and domain name costs?

    Also, should I decide to go with WA, would it be possible to transfer the content of my current websites to WA, and if so, what would be the cost impact?


    • Vitaliy

      That’s some very expensive hosting Lorna! I can absolutely tell you that you’re going to save money with WA. Here are the answers:

      The 2 free sites you get from WA are indeed free. No domain or hosting costs, all free.

      If you join WA’s premium membership, you can KEEP your current domains you own, but change hosting providers. That way, you can host them for free instead of wasting the $29.95 every single month. The change in hosting providers takes a few steps, but it’s not difficult and they’ll walk you through how to do this.

  92. Alexis Ogirri

    Does Wealthy Affiliate sell contact information? I really hate getting phone calls and emails from multiple people, from multiple companies.

  93. Roland

    Hello Vitaliy,
    Your WA site looks genuine to me.
    My hobby is selling houses from USD 150,000 to USD 7,000,000
    Can WA help me ??

    • Vitaliy

      Yes it can Roland. If you have expertese in real estate, you can start up a site targeting your local area and selling houses there. You can then expand outward into other areas. People will then come to your site and you will have greater chances of selling the houses.

  94. Stephanie

    Hi. I’m an Independent Beachbody Coach, and was wondering if this would be something that would help promote that business and link back to my current Beachbody and Shakeology websites? How do we get traffic to these sites, and can I use the same techniques to draw traffic directly to my other sites? Also, how much writing is involved? Is short snipets of info ok, or is this more full blog type stuff? I’m not a horrible writer, but I’m not that great either. Thanks.

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Stephanie, the answer to your first question is absolutely. You can use the techniques in WA and get people to your beachbody websites. The niche is basically already there: fitness seekers interested in programs related to products on that site. Even more so, you can target outside niches which would be interested in that.

      To get traffic to these sites, you would have to write articles on your website concerning topics related to the niche. Maybe reviewing specific beahcbody products, posting reviews, offering general and specific fitness tips and this is where the last question on how much you need to write comes into the picture: The answer is as much as possible. The more you write, the better it will look on your website and in Google’s eyes, meaning more traffic. WA’s will help explain all of this 🙂

    • Vitaliy

      Hi David, it’s great that you signed up. I would recommend you check out starter first before going premium, even though premium is amazing 🙂

  95. MandS

    How do you go from just content on the 2 websites, to selling through amazon. And what exactly is clickbank. I am extremely new to this process. Please help me. I need to make some kind of income before I loose everything I own in the world!

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Mand, Clickbank is an organization like Amazon where you can join them and sell their products for commissions. For your first question, content writing is the stuff that appears online. Think about this for a second: When you do a search on Google and visit a site through it’s results, what are you visiting? You’re visiting content that’s relevant to your search.

      Now how does this end up with you selling stuff? Well in that same example, when you visit a site, if there is a link on that page that leads you to buy something, you can bet that the site you visited is making money of that purchase. This is how affiliate marketing works 🙂

  96. Philip

    I chanced upon your websites while checking on websites for scams. Very interesting reviews that were posted. I am thinking of joining but I have concerns that I do not have any ideas of what products or services to sell. So, how can be successful if i join WA?

    • Vitaliy

      Don’t worry about that Philip. The key is finding something you love to write/talk about and making that your business. The products and services will come from that and WA will show you this.

  97. Tim D.

    Vitaly – great post, thank you!

    Just wondering, why use Amazon and get max 8% commission? Yes, they convert well, but at the same time you can use eJunkie or Clickbank to get 76% commissions?

    Now, I have 2 sites running. They have the same products running. One Amazon, one Clickbank. Now guess which one brings in more money?

    You’re right. Clickbank. ($116 vs. $1022 in January 2015)

    Again Amazon is great but there are better alternatives and you don’t want to waste your time, don’t you?

    • Vitaliy

      Well there’s a lot of factors besides just commission potential Tim. There’s also the niche, the types of products which fit them and in several cases, Amazon will be better because they have more to promote while CB may not have the best products to suite your niche. Plus there’s also high priced items which even at a 4%-8% giveaway will still provide GREAT commissions. I wouldn’t promote from just one or the other, but ideally both as long as it helps the audience.

  98. melanie

    Is it possible to set up a web integration on a free WA site, so i can use it for automated print mail? I work with a great company called amazingmail.com whom i want to integrate with..i want to be able to send them my csv files and have yh be my vendor.

    • Vitaliy

      I’m pretty sure you can do something like this Melanie but though I’m not 100% certain, I’d say give it a shot since it’s free anyway.

  99. pamela

    Is it possible that you would explain in easier terms what I need to do? The work from home sites I have investigated lately are directed toward setting up a link (ex: Amazon associates) and when some one clicks and buys, you make money. Is this similar or do I have to have a product or service to sell. ?..sorry, I don’t understand

    • Vitaliy

      No problem Pamela, I’d be happy to explain 🙂 What those sites you mentioned say is true, but it’s incomplete and it’s really more of the late stage of an online business. The early and mid part are as follows:

      Early part = Niche website made.
      Mid part = Content is added to niche site giving it trust, weight and authority and this will also make Google spot it.
      Late stage = Google spots it, puts it on their search engine, people visit the site, click on the affiliate links you add and you make money.

      WA walks you through ALL the stages so you understand everything perfectly. I would also recommend giving it a shot and trying it as sometimes people get a much better understanding of the process by doing it.

  100. Deborah Kelly

    Hi Mark, I’ve been checking this out for a while and have only heard good things about WA, so I’m about to join, I have a question I hope you can help me with, I have an idea for a business that I feel is strongly needed I’m just not sure how to set it up financially. or even set it up period. I know it has the potential to be not only very profitable, but also my favorite part, to help so many people reclaim money that is already legally their’s that there not even aware is owed to them. I’d like to ask you privately your opinion, and explain my idea in more detail if possible. Thanks for helping to guide so many in the right direction.

    • Vitaliy

      I’m glad you have a great business idea in mind Deborah. I’ll email you and you can tell me what it is and we can discuss ways to get started on it. Believe me, through the internet, it’s all possible.

  101. Old Medic

    Vitality: I have read all your review on WA was recently involved with 12minuitepayday scam, I am a 75 yr old retired paramedic/police officer. Question, I am looking for something to supplement my income and I don’t think as quickly as I did some 30 years ago, would this program be worth my looking at ?
    Thank you for your consideration

    • Vitaliy

      I’m very familiar with 12 minute payday sadly as well. As for the question you asked, just know that in this business, it’s all based on individuals and you can take however much time you like or need to build up your business. Everyone has their own pace and you should never feel like you’re being rushed. The lessons you get in WA can all be done on your time and I know you will enjoy it there 🙂

  102. Ms Piscean

    When you mentioned that all kinds of niche is possible I was curious. Even if the niche are a lot out there. For example the wedding catering business.
    Please share and advise my concern.

    Ms piscean

    • Vitaliy

      Yes, the Wedding Catering business would indeed be a niche too 🙂 You can sell merchandise and accessories that are a part of wedding celebrations which there are A LOT of:

      Dishes, plates, chairs, table napkins, decorations, even hiring a dj and anything you can think of when it comes to weddings can be sold in this niche.

  103. Colee

    I have been searching for about 6 weeks for an online
    Deal that not a scam. Your site seems to be truthful about
    WA. I have a few niches but am unsure of which may be appropriate for this site. I cannot spend any money as I was unexpectedly had to go out on disability and desperately need to make money. Can you please contact me to see if any of my niches or talents would work well here.
    I would really be greatful for your help. You have my email. Thanks

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Colee, I have sent you an email as you requested, but I want to say the answer is yes to your question even though you haven’t told me your niche ideas. I say this because every idea you have has the potential to become a great business and WA is perfect for showing the steps to making this happen. I would absolutely recommend trying them out.

  104. Daniel Crowser


    My wife has been looking for new jobs in our area that will pay us well. We’ve come up with squat… so my question, because with all the scams I have to be sceptical, is what ideas do people come up with for this online business? And does what you choose dictate how much you can make? I mean if she wanted to do a online workout website, or something of the sort, does this idea help you figure out who you can sell for? I mean if she did this and then sold like workout equipment from amazon or google, is this a realistic idea? or is it more like, you are selling advertizing for a company that is already affiliated? Just trying to hunt down some answers. Thanks


    • Vitaliy

      Actually Daniel, everything you’ve said applies to online business and what WA can help with. Selling products or advertising via banners (or both) are all things you can have running on your site.

      As for choosing a topic being a reflection of how much you make, it really depends. Every single topic and niche can make good money if you have the right audience (and in plentiful amounts) come to your site and WA does in fact teach all of that so you’ll be fine.

      So for example, you’ll find the ability to make more per sale for say expensive workout equipment vs a small toy, but where the “it depends” part comes into the picture is that the small toy option might have A LOT more buyers and popularity so you can make more sales with that. This example is just to show you that with this business, everything has potential and if the topic of workout equipment is important to your wife, she should focus on that.

  105. Sheni Ogunmola

    I am a part of a MLM called Skinny Body Care. They sell an all natural weight loss supplement called Skinny Fiber which is currently ranked number 8 on shape.com’s list of best diets 2014. I want to know whether or not I can use WA to promote and sell this product or do I have to sell products or do I have to sell products from WA approved vendors?

    • Vitaliy

      With the training in WA, you can market anything, anywhere Sheni, including the weight loss supplements you mentioned.

  106. Marcelo

    Hi Vitaly, is there a way I can share my ideas with you before signing up with WA? I’m about to, by the way, but I’d like to hear your comments first, just in case.

  107. Kelly Zauber

    Great job on the review. I’m going to give it a go based on your recommendation. I will keep you updated. I’ve had many niche market ideas and want to build an audience and create a product. I guess I could give some affiliate programs a look as well. Just want to build a nice email list in my niches and provide quality content for folks. Keep up the good work.


    • Vitaliy

      Thanks Kelly. When you have a good site set up (via quality content), you’ll be able to take that in any direction you wish. If it’s email marketing and list building, you’ll be able to go that route too.

  108. Rick

    Hi Vitaliy,
    I am very interested in the WA program. I understand this isn’t a “get rich quick” program, however, I have a dire need to make an additional $2,000.00/month within the next 3 months. I have a full time 40/hr week job already, but I am ready to invest an additional 20 hrs/week into this effort if the probability for success is there. I know there are a lot of factors which determine success, but, is my goal realistic, or am I wasting my time (at least short term)?

    • Vitaliy

      The goal is realistic Rick. If you can really put in the 20 hours a week, I think you will see results by month 3, although in most cases, it may be closer to 6. You’re right that you can’t predict these things because everyone is different, but I would at least try it so you can see if it’s something you’d like to continue working on.

      Also in regards to your other question (I erased it but here’s the answer), you’re good to go with Linux. No need for any special devices 🙂

  109. Alane

    Hi Vitaliy –

    This sounds interesting but I’m concerned. If I’m reading this correctly, after the 7 day trial period, you get no more support, which as a starter person, I would think I would need more than 7 days. So I would be on my own unless I paid for the premium package at that time? Is that correct, or am I missing something.

    • Vitaliy

      Yes and no Alane. Allow me to clarify. The 7 days is only for support yes, BUT if you need more time, WA does provide extensions (about 10 or more days in most instances). There will be times when people will be away when they join, miss out on the 7 days (or some of it) and will need more time to check out the site. In these cases, WA always extends these benefits. You can also always contact me through this site.

      And just in case, I wanted to mention that you still keep the sites you get, plus you will always have access to starter training. But the limit is set to prevent abuse.

      Also you’ll find 7 days is plenty for most people to check out the training and learn all they can from it. If not, just let Kyle or Carson know in WA and they’ll give you more time 🙂

  110. Ed

    To drive people to your website, do you need to spend a lot of money buying email lists and/or setting up a Google Adwords campaign?

    • Vitaliy

      Never buy email lists Ed. They are a waste of money under the guise of quantity (get millions of leads for X amounts of dollars = scam).

      Google adwords is an option, but I would never go in that direction if you’re just starting. You need to have a legitimate website set up which truly delivers great content to visitors so they trust you and look to you for advise (on the niche topic). Once you have that established, you can increase the business by moving into the PPC world (adwords).

      But to get all of that done, you need to again have the legitimate site set up and that’s what WA teaches you to do. You create a REAL business with their training. And a real business is what creates REAL wealth.

  111. Ed

    Hi Vitaly,

    I’d like to ask you if you thought my idea/business might be a good candidate for IM through WA, BEFORE I spend the time and effort in your starter program. Is there a way I can communicate it to you privately?



  112. GeeWeez

    Hey Vitaly, am totally sold. I’ve been thinking of joining for some time now, I’ve just been kept busy with college lately. Is there any way I contact you personally? I still have a few more questions I need to ask.

    • Vitaliy

      Yes there is Ray. WA is perfect for testing the waters with their starter membership. You get training, websites and the RIGHT support to help you get going. You can then use the websites and build them up as you like.

  113. nadia

    Are there any easier online jobs than this that you know? I have read all that you have said and i am not raelly good at all the website creation and looking for customers. can you recommend some that dont require much stress, am a housewife

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Nadia, online jobs are a tricky subject so I’ll try to best answer your question but this program for example isn’t a job. It’s a training program to help you build your own business.

      To me that’s easier (and less stressful) than having a job where I have to work for someone or fill in information. I only know that you can write for other companies. That might be what you’re looking for. Check out (in the search bar) my review on legit writing jobs. I’ve listed 5 places you can view for those specific positions.

      Just wanted to also say we have a lot of house wives in WA as well :). I believe it would be best to just see what WA is all about in their free membership first. I think many of your worries will go away when you see how awesome it is there.

  114. Nathan

    I have read your review of WA as well as some of the comments and there’s one thing that is still not completely clear. It looks like I can get access to the information and websites for free, but if I want to actually start making money with it I have to start paying $47 a month. Is that correct?

    • Vitaliy

      Not quite Nathan. You actually CAN make money with the starter membership. Premium is designed to help people go the entire way with online marketing. One of the best ways to describe this is to compare it to a GPS system.

      Consider having a road map with points A & B, A being where you start and B being where you end up and are successful online. The starter membership will give you the right route to go. They’ll tell you to head along this road and what to avoid along the way. Premium will take it further in that it will guide you through every single mile especially if you get lost as well provide constant support if you need it.

      Now with starter, you also DO get amazing support for the first week you’re there so if you decide to join, I’d take full advantage of the support (the chat, asking questions and speaking with me as well). This will really help gauge where you are at and where you’d like to go.

      Some people are fine with the starter, while others decide to go premium and love that too. You can start as a free member and see how you like it there before deciding on the future.

      • Lou

        One thing your readers might keep in mind is that once you go premium and pay for a year then decide to stop the program you will not get a refund. They do not answer the phone. Everything is done through email.They tell you if you ask a question to Kyle or Carson it may take as long as a week before they get back to you. I have the option of finishing out the year but have moved on to other things. Don’t get me wrong the program is good if you have a lot of time. I say that because it is slow moving.Good luck.

        • Vitaliy

          HI Lou, thanks for the comment, but there is a bit of a misunderstanding which I’d like to clarify:

          1. You are correct about the yearly thing, but by the time people go for the year, they already know they’re making the right choice. Most members prefer the month to month choice, while others stick around in the free membership until they are ready to move further.

          2. There current support system is in many instances much faster than calling via phone. While there is no phone contact, you do have the 24-7 chat and private messaging and email available. I have never seen a program with better support than in WA.

          3. As for timing on responses, you’ll often see Kyle & Carson in chat (several times a day) and they respond within a minute of an inquiry. And if they’re not around and you contact them through the private messaging system, you will get a response back usually within 24 hours. The week long thing only happens on rare occasions when there is some sort of an emergency.

          4. I have to disagree about the slow moving thing as well. The program is geared to move as fast as you’re ready to go. You can ALWAYS go to the next level when you want. Some people go through the training very quickly, while others progress at a slower pace. It’s fine whichever speed you decide to go.

  115. Mary

    So it’s 0 dollar start up and then you have to pay for a membership?

    Explain why? I am not saying it is unreasonable. Just want to understand more of the true costs of continuing with this program.

    Sometimes when things aren’t said up front and then I find out later I feel deceived. I just would like some clarification. Thanks.

    • Vitaliy

      No problem Mary, I understand your worries and would be more than happy to address them. The starter membership is given out so people can grasp the fundamentals of online business as well as to show them that WA is a very legitimate place.

      There are a lot of free services out there that a lot of people/places take and charge a price for which is unethical. WA doesn’t believe in that so they’ve set up a whole bunch of lessons and other free things to try so you can understand how the business works.

      As you may have read in my review, there is a premium membership available at WA for $47 monthly, but this is an optional membership to join. This is really the only actual expense if you go further with this program. You will never be hard sold or pushed into this in WA. They never endorse nor practice those things. You can see it for yourself. Just know that there’s really no hassle.

  116. Tom

    My “bad” Vitality. I have gone back through your review and have no idea where I got the idea that you said that you had given two other programs a ten out of over 100 that you had reviewed. BTW, your review for WA is one of the most thorough one that I have ever read.

  117. Tom


    You have rated WA as a 9 and said that you have rated only two others as a 10. Are they still around and why is WA reviewed here and they are not?

    • Vitaliy

      Not sure where you saw me write that I rated other companies a 10 Tom, but I’ve never rated any company higher than a 7 (other than WA).

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely Jeff. In fact, most of what’s covered in the training revolves around SEO. As for updates, YES, this is one of the only places that’s truly updated. Most importantly, they never use any black hat tactics so you can be assured what you’re doing will work today, tomorrow and well into the future.

    • Shawn

      I am considering WA but was wondering what if any devices I would need access to. Would I need to use a computer or does it not matter. Thanks.

      • Vitaliy

        Just a computer (or laptop) is fine Shawn. This is the most important tool to this business. Some people say you can do this through a mobile device, but it’s very difficult and in many cases, programs on those devices aren’t compatible with a lot of things you could do on a regular computer.

  118. Erica

    I am a member of WA. I have not paid the the premium membership which I’m still contemplating. I have a questions for you.Why is it that every company you review gets mostly negative marks and WA complete positive? Isn’t a bit bias? Don’t get me wrong I do like WA and that’s why I continue to go to the site. (And no I don’t not work for any of the companies reviewed, I haven’t worked in about 2 years). Jobs are hard to get when you have certain things working against you which is why I went the work from home route,I always wanted to do from a young age. I have tried about three of the reviewed qand the results were not good. I go on WA and look around, read some comments but that’s about it. I try to look at reviews for anything work from home and affiliate marketing is my favorite. I use to get emails in the beginning from WA but they stop, I guess because I didn’t buy the premium package. Anyways,you reviews are good and informative but I like reviews with a bit of fairness,because what migh not work for you might work for someone else and visa versa.i will try a few more companies reviewed and see how things work out.Thanks again for the read.

    • Vitaliy

      There is complete fairness to all my reviews Erica 🙂 I can see how you may think there’s bias going on, but allow me to explain why WA rates so highly vs the other programs I’ve reviewed:

      I’ve tried/tested and experienced many programs in my time. I didn’t know what was actually good until WA came around. The biggest difference with them vs the others is that they don’t sugar coat anything.

      It takes hard work. There is no get rich quick scheme and unlike the other programs which I’ve tried that do claim that, they fail in that promise because there is no get rich quick scheme on this planet short of a winning lottery ticket, but what are the odds of that?

      The other programs all promise fast riches, making money within 24 hours and are all trying to sell you an idea which everyone wants to believe is real. But that’s the message and their programs are all seeking to make money, not to inform, not to offer value, but just to make as much money as possible.

      WA does the opposite in that it puts people ahead of business and this is why they are so successful. This also is how they teach people to make money, by helping others while most programs endorse shameless marketing. Again, all the focus on those programs is a quick buck vs having a long term business.

      Finally the support: This is difficult to find elsewhere, especially live chats. Most of the time, you’ll get people trying to offer you bogus bonuses to keep you around, or it takes forever to hear a response, after which you may have your question answered (if you’re lucky) or it may cause 2 other questions to come up, which also takes a lot of time to hear answers from. You’re always going to have questions and you’ll always get answers, fast with WA.

      There are less than 10 programs I’ve reviewed so far which I’ve rated 5 stars and above so there are good reviews every now and then. I wish things would be different, but sadly, with internet marketing, more focus is on money than truth.

      I’m glad you’re part of WA right now. You really don’t know how bad it is out there with all the scams, out dated training, up-sells, ect… If you explore the other products, you’ll quickly see why WA is better.

      Hope this clarifies things 🙂

      • BobT

        Amongst choosing an interest, expertize is mentioned. Is it possible to set up a site which does time billing through WA? If so how would it work? Would WA take a percentage?

        Also if I set up a site to sell products. How does WA make their money as in a percentage or flat rate? Same question as it would apply to how I would be paid?


        • Vitaliy

          The websites you set up through WA are free Bob. There is no billing for this. WA does not take percentages for any site you make using their free website maker nor the profits it makes.

          If you set up a site to sell products, WA will not make anything off this. They only make money if you buy their premium membership and that’s all there is to it.

          As for being paid, it depends on which affiliate network you do business with. For example, if you sell products through Amazon, they would be the ones to pay you. Other vendors such as Clickbank, Linkshare and Commission Junction will all pay you on their own and WA has no connections to this.

  119. ram

    I really appreciate you a lot for the Great reviews in general!
    But I’m sorry, regard WA’s review,
    I really can’t understand, especially having honest and transparency as your top prerequisites, as I do,
    How come you didn’t mention at all,
    The 7 days limitation?
    and especially why didn’t you criticize WA for their cheap marketing trick of totally hiding not just the 7 days limitation, but also the 47$/month premium membership!
    (Why didn’t they simply state it clear and simple upfront?
    after all It’s expected to get a business offer.)
    How can I trust WA?
    Is this their way to build a honest relationship?
    What else do they hide?
    I really have trusted you as a lighthouse in the cold dark ocean of scams,
    and now I’m a bit confused and even more frustrated since this is your #1 recommendation!

    • Vitaliy

      The 7 days is only in regards to using the live chat. You get 2 websites and access to starter training for as long as you like. Nothing is being hidden here. Premium was also mentioned in the review 🙂

      • Kate


        This form of marketing piqued my interest so I took the time to read the comments / questions after your review. The issues Ram addressed above gave me pause because you made it very clear in your review that the 7 day trial was free and the websites coming with the trial period would remain with the member if they chose to discontinue using WA. You also featured the option for the Premium package, albeit appearing rather deep in your review, at a price of $47 per month w/ a 1st month discounted rate of $19 if purchased within the 7 day trial. So I want to WA’s website and found there is NO MENTION of a Premium Service on the site. The only mention of a Premium service can be found in the “terms of service” agreement but the monthly cost of $47 is NOT MENTIONED in the terms of service nor is the $19 1st month (provided purchase takes place in the first 7 day trial period.

        That being said, I do find this concept interesting. I was fortunate enough to be able to “retire” from my time on the New York Stock Exchange in my 30’s to do a lot of volunteer work. I often miss the thrill of making my own money so I am considering having some fun with this concept. I would enjoy the opportunity to have some email exchange to explore this further in a more private manner.

        Thanks much,

        PS: I think you should tell your the people at WA to fully disclose all programs they offer and the cost of said programs. The concept of lying by omission does not create a trustworthy image. Just my opinion.

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Kate, the premium membership is mentioned within this review as you said, but it is also mentioned within the members area once you join. Kyle, Carson and myself leave a message on your profile, firstly welcoming you to the community and helping you in getting started as well as informing you of the premium membership.

          The premium membership is always optional to try, but everyone is welcome to join the starter and get a real feel for the community and everything provided. Hope to see you there and I’ll send you an email as you requested 🙂

  120. Dottie

    This seems pretty legit, but if I were to decide to leave, what would happen to my websites? I want to make sure that my content would stay mine even if I decided to leave…

      • Dottie

        Cool. I also read some of the websites with negative reviews just to check up-I didn’t see much that concerned me but I’m curious about having your write privileges suspended. What exactly does that mean and what would warrant that?

        • Vitaliy

          When it comes to making websites, blogging, you have the right to speak your mind. This means you can write negative reviews so long as they are honest. If I purchase something and don’t like it, I have every right to explain why.

          If on the other hand, I go on some sort of rant and say very defaming things that I haven’t really proven, blatantly lie, threaten or do something along those lines, people do have a right to complain about that.

          So long as you’re honest with what you write, it is your opinion and you won’t have to worry about anything 🙂

  121. Alleyne Sylvester

    Hi Vitaliy
    Thanks for your review on payday shortcut you save me. I was about to join this program yesterday but when got to end I got a error massage URL cannot be found. That’s when google and found your review Thank God. I have been scam so many times before. I am just looking for legitimate way to make money on line I am going check out WA starter membership Thank You Alleyne

  122. Ariel

    Thank you. I stumbled on this after running into a spam site. Now I am starting with WA and excited to get out of my creative rut.

  123. Kara

    Would WA be a good option for high school students that don’t have enough time in their schedule for an actual job (i.e. me)? And what would be the upkeep on websites like these? I realize that I could probably find the answers to my questions by trying WA, but I really don’t want to start anything before I’m fully informed of what I’m committing to. Also, how are you paid by the site? I don’t want to give out bank account information or anything, obviously, even if WA is a reliable program.
    Thank you,

    • Vitaliy

      WA is a good option for anyone who wants to build a website based on their own interests, including HS students Kara. As for upkeep, the 2 sites you get, you can use for as long as you like at no cost. There’s no need to give out any bank info or any other sensitive information because you won’t be asked for it. As for payments, if you wish to join premium, you can pay via paypal and as for being paid, it would depend on the affiliate program you’re registered with.

  124. Imhotep Yakub

    I found that your internet marketing reviews to be spot on, Wealthy Affiliate is indeed a great course especially for newbie internet marketers and experienced marketers who haven’t broken through and had big success yet, the amount of training and the community is very positive. I am very interested to here your review/feedback on Source Phoenix SEO which has been buzzing around the internet community lately. Love your blog thanks!

  125. MJ

    Vitaliy…you mention being with with WA for 6 years, yet in your screen capture, you show accumulated visitors to your site from nothing in September 2013 to over 500/day in April 2014…..that isn’t your initial site, correct?

    Can I ask you how many sites do you have on WA…..and do they typically follow this trend in traffic generation?

    Thank you!

    • Vitaliy

      Correct Mj. The stats are for this current site you’re on. I have had and do have other sites I’m working with in other niches. I don’t have an exact number, but it’s under 5. I host most of them with WA.

  126. Lawrence

    Hi Vitaly

    I left a comment on your blog two nights ago about how I was scammed by Empower but managed to get a refund from another scam site High Traffic Academy,at this time I mentioned that I may join WA to have a look and see what it was like.
    Today I got an Email from WA, apparently I joined over a month ago, even though I do not recall this, and I did not even use the site for the 7 first free days.
    I will probably become a premium member because I have never seen a bad word said about WA, but after the problems with previous sites I would like to have a look first.
    Is there any possibility of turning back my “membership so that I can use the 7 days to look at WA.


    • Vitaliy

      Hi Lawrence, this shouldn’t be an issue. I’ll contact the owners of WA directly and let them know. I will email you directly as soon as they give me an answer. Shouldn’t take more than 24 hours 🙂

  127. Sarena

    How can I do this if I dont have a niche? I dont have any hobbies, im not good anything. Does wa provide products for me to sell and do you have a RE247365 review?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Sarena, WA provides you with a niche to work with if you don’t have one. It’s involved with promoting within the online marketing niche. The training explains all of this so you have nothing to worry about. As for the program you mentioned, I will do a review on it shortly, but from what I’ve seen so far, it’s an MLM, so odds are my review will not be so favorable.

    • Vitaliy

      Yes absolutely Rob. But if you already have a site set up which aims to focus on one topic, it’s better to make a new site to switch to the new topic. With WA you get 2 websites to use.

  128. Grace Calugcugan

    Ive read a lot of reviews about WA. Seems like it is a very good opportunity to earn money online. I tired to sign up. Unfortunately, the free starter account isnt free in the Philippines. I really wanna try it, but i need to pay $47 dollar for it. Just frustrating… Is there any way i can try it first for free?

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Grace, I’ve notified one of the owners. He will provide an answer very soon. Once he does, I’ll email you.

  129. s tracy

    Hi There,
    It says all over it’s free to join…. but then what? It’s obviously costs something at some point? What is the cost after the “Starter” period is over? 🙂
    Thank you!!

    • Vitaliy

      There is an optional premium membership available. However, do note that you get to keep the 2 sites you’re given as a starter so if you leave, you can still keep and use them as you like.

      The premium membership is the next level of training and other perks that WA provides. I recommend checking out starter first and seeing if this is something you like, although I highly recommend it 🙂

  130. Guevara Joseph

    Hi I just started with WA through your review and I’m hoping I have as much success as you have been getting your review was well informing for me so please let me get some hints and tips to get as much as I can to get my foot through the door

    • Vitaliy

      Hey Guevara, glad to see you joined WA! I saw you join and sent you a welcome message with the best tips to get the most out of it. To reach any level of success in online business, I suggest following WA’s training and working at it on a near daily basis. This is what I do and it will get amazing rewards in the long run.

  131. Marith Schraven

    Hi, just found your article while checking out some other earn online sites ( that turned out to be scams). This looks like what I have been looking for, just one question; I have a facebook-page with over 137000 followers. Can I use my page to get visitors to my WA blog when I make one ? I mostly post other people’s recipes there, but was thinking of making a blog with adsense to post my own recipes, wonder if the blog WA gives me can be used in the same way.
    Happy for quick response to get me started, thank you, Marith

    • Vitaliy

      Hi Marith, to answer your question: Yes you can totally use your FB page for this. My only recommendation is to not use your site for anything other than promoting things related to your topic which as you mentioned involved using your own recipes.

      I think it’s absolutely great that you have a large following and you can absolutely use this this when building your site, put recipes there and link people from your FB page to the site and give them more value.

      WA provides an entire course on socially sharing your site and doing it correctly. You’re well on your way with the amount of followers you have!

  132. Elizabeth

    Hi! I am so glad I came upon your site! I was two seconds away from signing up for CAH University when I decided to double check on it. You definitely saved me there! 🙂 I’m thinking of trying out WA but I’m not quite sure. I am looking for more income though considering I am starting college in a month! Would you recommend me try this? Or just keep working my job? I work at Ace Hardware.

    • Vitaliy

      Hey Elizabeth, thanks for your comment. Firstly, I am glad you avoided the scam that is CAH. As for WA, since it’s free to sign up, I would recommend you at least check it out to see what it has to offer. I understand your skepticism with college coming up but it just so happens I got into this business when I was a student myself.

      Though I eventually did it full time and paid for school while doing it, it doesn’t mean you have to follow in the same footsteps. See what WA has to offer you and if you want to stay/go, that’s completely up to you 🙂

  133. prettycool


    Can you please tell me how genuine is ‘Click clone cash’.
    I am very new to this affliate world and i follow this site for your reviews.

    Thanks a lot

    • Vitaliy

      Here’s a # of things you get during the first 7 days:

      Access to online chat where you can get support.
      Access to Kyle & Carson (owners of WA) and get assistance from them. You can reach them during chat, or post a question which they or others in WA will answer (including me).
      Access to myself as well. If you have any questions, just post the question or you can find me in chat.

      After the 7 days, if you remain a starter member, you still get to keep the websites you were given. They are yours.

      Hope this helps!


      • Rod

        Just checking out your site and have a question: Once you’ve joined premium,are you expected to fill some sort of quota or can you pace your self according to your needs?…so far,I like what I see.Some scams are almost laughable.The more I read here,the more I like.Thanks

        • Vitaliy

          No quotas whatsoever Rod. You go at your own pace. It is your business, your rules and your own freedom to do whatever you like with it 🙂

  134. dapotrevo

    hello thanks for the article, i couldn’t create an account on that site because of my region, can you please help me to notify them and help me create my account with them. i will really appreciate if you can do this for me

  135. M

    Hi Vitaliy,
    I would like to know your honest opinion about Home Job Group which is recommended by ScamXposer – is it legit?

    • Vitaliy

      I just did a review on this place M. Overall I can’t give it my thumbs up because there are many red flags that pop up in my eyes when I tried looking into it. However, one thing I can say is that they are associated with Clickbank and they are good at refunding if the situation arises.

  136. Lanre Oladipo

    thanks for your enlightening review.But I wonder why most of the programs or products online exclude Nigerians. We also want to make legit money online. Please tell me how a nigerian can make money online.

    • Vitaliy

      I honestly have never heard of such a problem existing. There are affiliate programs which prevent certain countries from registering under their program but that’s something you’d have to ask them directly. WA teaches people from all over the world to make money. I’m certain that even if you live in a country that doesn’t allow you to become an affiliate, there will always be another one available that will.

  137. halimah

    Hello i have tried several times to sign up but i keep getting the message that i already have an account so i go to the send me passwords page and it says i don’t have an account i have tried this with 3 of my email addresses are you all still taking enrollees?

    • Vitaliy

      Hey Halimah, this is prob happening because you might have tried signing up and even though it didn’t go through, your IP address was recorded and this is why you’re getting this message. I’ll personally contact the owners and let them know.

      OR what I recommend if you have the chance is to try and sign up through this site again, but through a different computer (different IP address). WA is always accepting new invites so you’re OK 🙂 Let me know how this works!

      Update: I’ve spoken to the creators of WA and they will manually sign you up. I emailed you the instructions on what to do through the one you provided in your comment. Please let me know if there’s any issues!

  138. Aj

    Thank you for the review of those online internet scams. I was thinking about following through but I remembered 1 important thing. If you have to pay to get a job, you are not an employee but rather a client (or sucker in this case). I have been doing sales for the past 3 years and am finding it to be a little depressing seeing how just about all my colleagues are out for themselves. I wanted to see about something innovative like online marketing. Sharing what I like with other like minded people and of course being able to get paid for it without being reprimanded for not meeting someone else’s quota. This sounds like a good route to go because I would like to one day just be my own boss and call my own quotas. I am thinking about checking out the free start up, it seems that there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. If I do happen to join up, I will be asking you about a million questions to make sure I have everything down that I need to be successful.

    • Vitaliy

      No problem Aj. You can ask me all the questions you want. I’d be more than happy to help. I completely understand your reasoning for wanting to try this. WA is def the best place to succeed in online business. Do note that this kind of thing does take time. It’s not a get rich quick scheme and work will have to be put into the business to make it work. But at the very least, like you said, try the starter membership as there’s literally no risk 🙂

  139. Mark Cloete

    Hi Vitaliy,

    I did sign up for WA about a year ago as a newbie and it was overwhelming. I’ll definitely look at it again. Thank you.

    Anyway, I recently started my own Blog which also give honest reviews on money making opportunities and marketing tools I’ve been involved with or used.

    I really like your review of Dotcomsecrets. What may I do to get that article on my Blog?



    • Vitaliy

      Hey Mark, sometimes the initial stages of learning online marketing can seem overwhelming, but WA has made it as simple as possible to understand. There have also been changes since last year and many updates done to the site so I strongly suggest checking it out as it’s gotten much better!

      I took a look at your blog and you are off to a great start. I hope it brings you the success you are hoping for.

      As for the Dotcomsecrets, I’m afraid I don’t sell & don’t allow people to use my content or guest blog. It’s just a personal approach to things. I always recommend people write their own content especially from their own unique writing style.

      Thank you for your feedback 🙂

      • Mark Cloete

        No Problem.
        I was thinking after sending my comment, I actually wanted the “How to spot online scams?” Great article.

        Anyway, I look forward to your next article.

  140. M.L.

    How does one find or create a niche market? Does training help with this? Not sure how one’s natural interests translates into a marketable business. Could you expound on this as this would seem critical to success. Thank you. M.L.

    • Vitaliy

      The VERY first thing Wealthy Affiliate teaches you is what a niche is and how to find YOUR niche market. In a nutshell is comes down to taking a current personal hobby, knowledge and applying to to a group of people (niche market) that is interested in it, then building a website out of it and getting that niche audience to it.

      Let’s say for instance I possess experience in painting miniature models. There’s a niche audience that’s interested in that subject and I could make a website focusing on painting tips for these miniatures and even promote things like paint brushes, paints, miniature models and start a following. The opportunities with a niche market are endless because if you do things correctly (And WA shows you how), that niche market can eventually expand into other markets and attract more visitors which will = more success.

      Hope this makes sense 🙂

      • M.L.

        Thank you Vitaly. Your answer was of great help. Still not quite off the fence yet but leaning towards at least testing the free part out. The drawback for me is that while it would seem there is nothing to lose, after making a number of similar online attempts putting in significant time and effort and money with absolutely zip for results one has to step back and wonder. (albeit my attempts were perhaps without the additional support/training WA seems to offer with Kyle and Carson.) Nevertheless Phillip brings the point vividly home on that score of time and effort vs. results which is also very much appreciated. M.L.

        • Vitaliy

          I know exactly what you mean, believe me! Before I stumbled onto WA, I also had many failed attempts at online marketing which led me to question anything and everything I was pursuing. This was over a span of several years. It’s certainly depressing, but at the same time, one thing led to another and here I am today.

          Like you said at the very least, try the starter membership and see what’s up. For the first 7 days, you can get a lot of the premium perks as a starter so I’d recommend taking full advantage of that. If you like it, it’s completely up to you if you want to stay or not. Even if you don’t want to, you can still apply the starter training to your own personal sites as it helps set up the foundations needed to move forward.

          There’s no hidden costs or surprises. Also you can directly communicate with me through the chat & your profile you set up (as well as this site) if you have any questions. But please remember, this is NOT a get rich quick scheme. Everything you learn is about building a sustainable online business and that takes times. But with the will power to succeed and the training at WA, I don’t see any reason why you won’t 🙂

          Let me know if you have anymore questions!


  141. Nancy

    Okay, I just got really scammed by WAHI (Work At Home University). I paid $97.00 upfront (all I had left in my bank account). I requested a return, but they said it would take 2 weeks for it to be credited to my VISA card. How do I know if you are for real? I need to know for sure before I get started. Please let me know. Now I’m short $100.00 for my rent and don’t know what I’m going to do. Sorry to vent, but I’m very upset………..

    • Vitaliy

      I completely understand your frustration Nancy. I reviewed WAHU and rated them an absolute scam. Just for the record, WAHU and WA are completely different organizations.

      I would personally recommend opening up a dispute with your bank on this and telling them what happened. Going forward, I recommend never putting money (especially if you’re tight on it as it is) into something you haven’t been able to test, no matter how good they make it sound. Always research the company!

      If you’re still looking for opportunities, try my #1 recommendation. It doesn’t cost anything to join. There is a paid option, but it’s optional. But at the very least you will understand how the process of internet marketing REALLY works.

    • Phillip

      Hello Nancy. WA is real and so are Kyle and Carson. Carson just became a new father. You should sign up for the free membership which will also give you the option to try out the premium membership for $19 for another 30 days after the 7 day trial premium access.

      But if you are in a financial bind right now, I would not recommend you put out your hard earn money on any program. Get that straightened out, put a percentage of money aside that you are will to make sacrifice for your business and don’t expect to get that money back. The reason why I’m saying that is if this is a business to you, you have to understand that it’s set aside for expenses to invest in your education and it may not get you the returns in dollars, it will provide you the knowledge you need on your journey toward internet success.

      WA will not instantly solve your financial problem overnight. It will take months to even get your website ranked, but the training is good and well paced for a new person in internet marketing. But you have to set your expectation. If you like what you see and you think WA is of value, then you also have access to promote WA or the two free websites that they offer through Siterubix.com.

      There are two types of income people are making online: active and passive. Building a website that search engines will pick up and you provide value to the people who visit your website will snowball into passive income because the site is always online as long as you keep the website and many months and years later will be seen by people that will bring in money.

      What you probably need right now is active income. It is usually quick and but it is usually a short term financial gain. For instance, you can be an eBay seller or an Amazon seller. You have many valuable products around you that you probably don’t even know. Why not sell them if you don’t them to clutter your home? Or if you are a savvy thrift shopper, you can check out clearance items and put those up for sale on eBay or Amazon or even Craigslist? I have an Amazon seller app on my iPhone and I can shop near my local Walmart or Target and find deep discounted items that I can scan and see what Amazon has already and post it without ever having to buy the item from the store. Even if you do, you still have 30 days to return the items if it doesn’t pan out.

      Sorry for the long post Vitaliy and Nancy. I just feel that members who go premium on WA don’t have the $47 to put out every month. They haven’t thought through and maybe this is their first time ever starting a business online which is great because you’re not going to lose your shirt if you’re smart about it. Now I’m speaking in respect to those offline seminar that scammers promote at hotels that most of the time don’t pan our or once they get your money, the support disappears.

      So many WA members work so hard trying to learn and they sacrifice so many hours. I can literally see their joy and excitement when they accomplished a certain task or make their 1st dollar.. yes just one dollar for months of slaying away at their laptop and away from their family. It breaks my heart to hear that they can’t afford to put out $47 to continue learning and improving.

      You can get a free website any where: siterubix, wordpress, blogspot, wix.

      You can also Google for free information about building an online business and not have to buy anything. You can also download itunes to your PC and subscribe to podcasters such as Pat Flynn or the Internet Business Mastery. They are guys you can really trust and it doesn’t cost you any thing to subscribe to their podcast.

      So in summary, prepare yourself Nancy to become an entrepreneur. Get your financial matters in order and your expectation also. This is a monumental decision you’ve have made in your life and you shouldn’t define it as paying for a membership service or buying a magic bullet that you think will solve all your problems. It will make your journey much easier if you set these matters in perspective. You have the potential to fire your job one day, so don’t make you the cause of your own failure. You can do this, I’ve seen many honest people who have, but set your expectation, focus on your passion, and make your commitments to yourself and your family.

  142. Jimmie

    Thank you for the review on Online Profit Stream,OPS
    That was a pop up window on Publishers Clearing House Website,, I was ready to pull the trigger, Very glad i did a little research and was able to find your review, Thanks for saving me a $100 bucks :),, I,m going to check out WA

  143. mahhadi

    Thanks for your articles.
    I too am a member of WA myself but not too active but after reading your comments I will go active again.
    Can you comment on these?:
    1. Academy of Online Success
    2. dotcomsecret.

    • Vitaliy

      I did review of DotComSecretX which is affiliated to the original Dotcomsecret and didn’t rate it high. As for Academy of Online Success, I will be doing a review on that since you mentioned it :), but honestly I will likely recommend WA above all. It just has everything you need.

      Too often people try to find shortcuts in online business and end up looking for alternatives. I can promise you there is no fast track unless you possess the proper guidance. It sounds cold and depressing, but the truth is it isn’t! Once you have a site set up and it’s getting traffic, it’s just a matter of time before it can become a business which earns you a full time income 🙂

      Update: I just did a review of the original program you asked about (Academy Of Online…). Not a bad program, but I gave it a yellow light. You can find it in my recent reviews.

  144. Tejas

    Hey great insight to the wealthy affiliate program. I am a member there and from experience can say its a great place to learn and achieve with the support of the community.

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely. The starter membership gives you the fundamentals of the business. You pick a niche, you set up a website (Which will cost nothing). You will install certain plug-ins to make it easier to search engines to spot you. As for what happens after, I recommend adding content to your site every single day in the form of posts/pages, but before you do that, make sure you understand what your niche is and have your site set up. This is what the starter membership will help you do.

      • john

        Of course, you CANNOT make money during the 7 days of free trial, unless you are an advanced skilled IM. OR if so, this is pure luck but NO it s not fair to tell people they can make money in 7 days with WA.
        Saying so it s a lost client or another one who is gonna claim everywhere that WA is a scam. Sorry but i am a member of WA and i will never tell YES to that question.

        • Vitaliy

          John, you are mistaken. There is no such thing as a 7 day free trial for starter members.

          You can be a starter member of WA for as long as you want. When you join, for the first 7 days you get access to special privileges, but after they go away, you still keep your website and still have access to starter training.

          While the initial training does not cover the money making aspect, if you add content to your site consistently, you can/will get ranked, get traffic and yes it will be possible to make money.

          Siterubix websites rank just as well as any others. Hope this clears things up.

  145. aleksandar


    • Vitaliy

      I did review Work from No Home. It’s OK at best, but it’s not something I would consider complete training for internet marketing. I think I gave that rating 4 star out of 10 (borderline). If you want to look up the review, you can just type it up in the search box above and it will show up.

      As for WA, what you’ll learn is basically how to create a website, attract visitors to it and potentially monetize from them in the process. The good thing is that you don’t have to focus on mainly CB products to do this. There are a WIDE variety of affiliate programs to choose from online. Also I have to tell you that this stuff is NOT a get rich quick scheme. You are building an online business and this takes time to develop, but once it does, it can provide you with a stable income.

      My best advice is to try out the starter membership of WA since it costs $0. Start there and see if this is something you can see yourself doing.

      All the best!

  146. pat

    There are very few online opportunities that are Legit in fact I have been scammed quite a few times myself. And quite frankly I’m really sick of it. Your review I found very informative, convincing and really encouraging to know what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer and also the benefits of trying before buying(as it were) with the free starter membership. Thank you so much for sharing what I too believe is a Legit online business opportunity. Cheers!

    • Vitaliy

      Thank you for your comment Pat! I’m glad you’re happy with WA. Know whatever your online goals, this place will help you achieve it.

  147. Jimmy G

    BEWARE! This program is a fraud.

    Anyone that claime things like this
    “Can you get rich quick with Wealthy Affiliate? ”
    is BREAKING THE LAW! (where is the FTC Requires Income Disclaimer?)

    Also, when someone is writing NEGATIVE reviews in order to promote their personal agenda … Be Ware!

    Bet this comment get’s deleted.. if it does it shows this BLOG OWNER is a FRAUD!

    • Vitaliy

      Jimmy, I’m not sure if you’re part of any company that’s been reviewed here or not, but I’m going to clarify and explain why it is you’re wrong on pretty much every statement you made above:

      1. Beware this program is a fraud. Have you actually joined it? It’s literally free with no personal information required. How is that a fraud?

      2. Anyone that claims things like this “Can you get rich quick with Wealthy Affiliate?” is BREAKING THE LAW (Where is the FTC required income disclaimer?) First off, you don’t understand the FTC rules. Those rules are set for transparency and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this website. The full statment I made above was this: “One thing this place is NOT is a get rich quick scheme. In fact there is no such thing. Anyone who promises you that is promoting a scam, I promise you, having been in these situations more than once!” That is the truth. Seems quite transparent and FTC abiding to me, but I’ll let the readers decide.

      3. Also, when someone is writing NEGATIVE review in order to promote their personal agenda … Be Ware! There’s certainly truth to that statement, but I’ve been a part of many companies reviewed on this website and know exactly what they are all about. Therefore, I have credibility and right to provide my opinion on them. For the ones I don’t, I’ve carefully researched them and provided an honest opinion. The fact of that matter is out of all the massively horrible and somewhat decent companies I’ve seen, only this one has gone above and beyond my expectations.

      If you want to have a rational and logical discussion about this subject, I’m up for it, but if you’re just going to point fingers and offer general arguments based on theories off several words, not the whole post, and accuse me of fraud, then don’t bother posting here again. Good luck to you.

  148. Dave

    Yes I have a question for you about Wealthy Affiliate? Do they offer lead capture pages and teach me how to Build a list? Or do I just have a Blog and try and sell all different Affiliate Products? I’m confused because I’ve been in done for you Business Opportunity where everything is included with products to sell what am I going to be selling here at WA?

    • Vitaliy

      Hey Dave, before I answer your specific questions, I’d like to comment on the done for you business opportunity places you mentioned which supposedly have “everything”. This is actually not true.

      These companies will claim those benefits in order to get you to buy their system. Their hook is to give you the impression that internet marketing can be an effortless business through their products. Here’s the truth about these places:

      1. Many places which provide “everything” you need have outdated tools and methods of marketing which no longer work. Pure Leverage is a prime example of this.

      2. The ones which provide auto responders with leads are usually difficult to figure out and/or the leads you generate are difficult to contact because most of your emails will go into the spam folder.

      3. Most of the paid services and benefits they offer you can get for MUCH less and even for free at Wealthy Affiliate.

      4. The training they offer you is abysmal at best. In order to get any REAL training from these places, you’d have to probably pluck down a ton of cash. Empower Network is an example of this and even the training you get from these places is more hyped than good. You can get way better training at Wealthy Affiliate.

      The main point I’m trying to make here is that a lot of these companies which promise you everything give you nothing when you join them, unless you pay them $1,000’s and even then, the training is second class. I see this cycle again and again.

      But to answer your questions directly about Wealthy Affiliate:

      Do they offer lead capture pages and teach me how to Build a list? There are no lead capture pages provided at WA. You are taught how to build an email list from scratch. This training is located in the classrooms section of the website.

      Or do I just have a Blog and try and sell all different Affiliate Products? You do get 2 free websites/blogs with the free starter membership. You can use this blog to capture leads (if you have an auto responder) or promote any affiliate product/s you wish. WA provides training in promoting any product in any niche you wish to pursue. Most other places only teach you to promote their brand only.

      What am I going to be selling here at WA? WA offers a lot of products and services which you could sell to leads or through traffic which goes to your website. Here are just some of the many products/services they provide:

      -Honest training in A-Z of online marketing (Certification course, affiliate bootcamp & classrooms which go over every aspect of online marketing).
      -1on1 coaching from the makers of the website Kyle & Carson.
      -2 free domains (unlimited domains if you join their premium membership).
      -Unlimited hosting.
      -You can also promote WA itself. They offer training for this specific goal through their “Bootcamp” area which breaks down into 5 phases, 10 lessons in each phase.
      -24-7 online chat support to ask any questions.
      -A keyword tool called Jaaxy which provides access to deep keyword analysis and statistics as well as plenty of other benefits.

      I’d recommend joining the free membership first as it’ll help you see what the site has to offer. There is no personal info required to join. Just your name and email. I’m also available there (and here) if you have any questions and will be more than happy to help you 🙂

  149. Chip Paulson

    I remember finding WA after getting scammed HARD a couple times. What really sold it for me was the free membership. They didn`t use any pressure tactics or obligations to get you to sign up, only providing pure quality as a show of things to come. Really says something about Kyle and Carson`s integrity!

    • Vitaliy

      That’s very true Chip. WA never pressures anyone into doing anything, something that adds massive comfort to anyone looking to get into this industry. I wish I could say the same for other places, yet sadly I cannot. Thanks for your comment!

  150. Thanks for such a detailed Review. I Joined WA after being online and making almost nothing. Great tool for both beginners and those looking to move from passive income to a full time income.

    • Vitaliy

      Absolutely true. It is for online marketers of all levels, be it people who know nothing about this industry to those who want to make a full time income doing it. I honestly think their platform offers the best tools as a member to succeed in the industry.

  151. Theresa

    I am a member with WA. I like how give a brief description on all WA has to offer. This will allow the reader to know exactly what to expect. I like how you present the starter member and the premium member no hidden charges and yes WA is free and will always be free but WA has so much more to offer and cost is almost nothing, if you paid for each class by itself.

    • Vitaliy

      I appreciate the comment Theresa! You’re absolutely right. There really are NO hidden charges with WA. What you see is what you get from them.

      • Kate

        I would have to check the IRS on this one but I do believe the $47 Premium Charge would be an allowable deduction on one’s tax return. Such business deductions might also extend to a dedicated home office, the cost of one’s computer and a portion of one’s internet access fees.

        One MUST also bear in mind that income as a service provider to multiple companies receiving commission dollars from many different companies would make one an independent contractor rather than employee. Such income is paid in it’s entirety to the independent contractor without any withholding for taxes and social security. One does not receive a W2 from said companies providing the IRS with gross income and net income after deductions paid by an employer. Rather the IRS will be notified of the total gross earnings on a 1099 form. It is the individual’s obligation to pay the IRS on a quarterly basis. This requirement extends to state and local taxes as well as social security payments due. It is wise to establish a separate bank account for such income making it easier to keep all records in good order. Those earning 1099 income are more likely to be scrutinized by those nice folks at the IRS than those who file with W2 reports that spell out all withholdings. The other downside to not being diligent about quarterly estimated taxes can find themselves a bit short of cash due come tax time if they think they have $1,000 to spend on a $1,000 commission check. Doesn’t work that way.

        • Vitaliy

          Hi Kate, while I am not an accountant, I would like to add how I handle taxes in this topic. Taxes absolutely need to be paid and when it comes to WA or making money online, I recommend people first explore the business and once they are doing well, to then open up a corporation that best suits their needs.

          When I started, I didn’t open up an official corporation until I was earning every month. My accountants suggested I open up an S-corp and I do taxes every 3 months. I do write of my WA membership as an expense as well as my computer and any office expenses (paper, printer, ect…) that are relevant. This has helped me out a lot. I also register with my EIN number with every affiliate program I sign up with.

          People who are getting started shouldn’t worry about this until they are making money. After they are, then consult with an accountant about the best way to continue. Opening up your own corporation is definitely a good option.

  152. Kyle

    One thing that has always been at the forefront of any “addition” within the Wealthy Affiliate community has been member success. Plain and simple, WA’s success has been built off of the fact that we care about other people’s success.

    If anyone is reading this review and is still on the fence, here is my suggestion to you. At the very least check out the Starter membership which doesn’t cost you a penny and no credit card required. This is going to be your introduction to a community that cares about you and your long term success.

  153. Jenna Langley

    Great review.
    I really like that fact that Kyle and Carson are upstanding people, especially in this day and age. They don’t have to help others, but it says a lot about the integrity and pride that they and Wealthy Affiliate has.

    Yes, I am a member. But I will say that at first I was skeptical and I did not pay to get started. I love that…how many places let you check them out for free? My mind was changed after I saw how much training/education they have. No one can fail if they do the training and never give up.

    If only all businesses were like this, the world would be a different place.

    Thanks for this review.

    • Vitaliy

      Thanks for the feedback Jenna. We basically share the same opinions about WA through our experiences there, but articulate it differently. One thing we can always say with confidence is that WA will never turn their backs on you and will always be there to help you when you need it. That sets them apart from any other IM business I’ve had history with.

        • Vitaliy

          If you made the free websites, then you keep them and the hosting for as long as you wish. If you are a premium member and have hosting with them and decide to leave, you get 30 days to move the hosting to a new provider. Hope this helps!

          • Aivar

            Hi Vitaly,
            Me and my wife are no business people but in music ( producing etc ) and painting. My wife is a very talented painter so I see an opportunity for her to sell her art online. So the question is – will this kind of internet marketing you offer will help her paintings to get out there and what are the actual costs to deliver big canvases for example to USA?
            We live in Estonia.
            Thank you Vitaly.

          • Vitaliy

            Hi Aivar, I think selling art through the internet is actually going to be easier than doing it the normal way. I was an art major back in school for a few years so I know how difficult it is to sell art anywhere unless you have a name of yourself. With Wealthy Affiliate and the internet, the odds improve a lot.

            There are websites such as Etsy where you can sell your art, but ideally your wife would have to build a name for her website. It’s not that difficult. She can teach people to draw through her site and in that manner connect with customers from all around the world and get noticed by many.

            For shipping, this is a topic that varies. I would assume the shipping costs depend on where you plan to send your canvases as well as by what means. You would have to inquire about the costs at your post office or where ever you send mail and packages from for specific prices.

            But the internet and WA would be a great way to expand her reputation.

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