Wealthy Affiliate Review 2024: Why it’s my #1 Recommendation For Helping You Make Real Money Online

Many years ago I joined a program called Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to make money online and in addition to actually teaching me that, it also became my #1 recommended program for anyone with the same goal. This review will detail how that all works and I will also show my income reports, plus those of many other members too.

Quick Report:

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  • Name: Wealthy Affiliate University by Kyle & Carson.
  • Price: $0 starter program (Click here to join for free). Premium program $49 a month. Also Premium Plus program $99 a month.
  • Ideal for: Complete beginners-advanced.
  • Does it work? Yes, I will provide you with MY personal income stats (and show you other success stories below).
  • Final Rating: 10 out of 10 stars (Green flag & the only program I’ve ever rated this high).
  • Update to review: Added 2023 income results (see below).

Why Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation for making money online:

Call me bias if you want, but after reviewing/trying over 200 different programs over many years 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, especially if you are a beginner. In fact, here’s a full/updated review I made for 2024 regarding this program and why I love it (in case you don’t want to read the entire article):

Note: If you still want to learn more about the WA program, you’re more than welcome to read the remainder of this review, but there are areas of it that are a bit outdated (the video above is the most updated review of the program). If you have questions you’re more than welcome to reach out to me below!

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

Reason #1: It’s free to join.

No CC, no personal info, no risk. See for yourself.

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 will need someone who will be qualified to answer them. And this is where the amazing support comes into play:

  • In WA, you can ask/post any questions which will get answered almost immediately.
  • There is also an online chat available 24-7 where there are always members around who are actively helping other members (including myself).
  • And in addition to this, you also get my personal help (one of the bonuses of joining), for free.

Join WA for free here and get access to the amazing help & support to succeed online.

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.

Reason #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 12 years so I personally vouch for them.

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 and now, it is a full time thing for me (income proof is coming up shortly).

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. And with that said…

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! Here are my income reports:

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:

2015 income report:


Update 5/29/16: A 2015-2016 year update. The income has increased.


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.

And I also have a 2017 report for you guys (I update this page every year):

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.

And the updated 2018 & a little bit of 2019 report:

Full 2019 income report:

Full 2020 income report:

htmmo 2020 report

2021-2022 (Nearly $200,000):

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What about 2023? Doing good so far:

I’m not the only one seeing success, plenty of members are too. Here’s a screenshot:

And here are a number of additional reviews I’ve also added as an update:

How Wealthy Affiliate 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 Getting Started section. This takes you through the meat & potatoes of building an online business from scratch (preview coming up!).

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 “Training” section. Click it and it will take you to the “Getting Started” training. This will guide you through everything and answer all of your questions. Here is how the training section looks:

wa training

And once you click the “View Course” button, here’s a preview of the first 10 lessons (Level 1):

wealthy affiliate training preview

How 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 (niche):

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 (and I will help you with this personally, just join here, go through the tour and I’ll contact you).

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, etc…) 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 one of my websites:

wa traffic update mid 2023

I’m still growing the same site and it’s traffic. Furthermore, I’ve made other sites using the exact same steps and they are also getting 1,000’s in traffic every single day (and sales). This formula can be replicated in ANY niche topic.

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 thanks to Wealthy Affiliate:

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

How long does it take to see results?

If 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.
  • Additionally, there is also a Premium Plus membership that’s available for $99 a month.

Free membership (Starter) vs Premium vs Premium Plus:

Starter: Starter members (free) get access to communicate with the community, including Kyle and Carson (both for 7 days), get 1 free website and also access to the Level 1 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 25 free websites.
  • Free hosting for up to 25 of your own websites.
  • Weekly webinars covering all aspects of making money online to further help you. There’s over 300.
  • 1 on 1 coaching & support from WA’s creators, Kyle & Carson.
  • Access to 100’s of training tutorials.

Premium Plus: This is an entirely new layer of Wealthy Affiliate and is without a doubt the membership with the most benefits. Rather than list them all in bullet points, I have a screenshot of everything that you get from ALL 3 of these memberships so you can see it yourself.

Here is a comparison of the benefits of each membership level:

membership levels wa

My advice on where to begin:

There’s obviously a lot of benefits with premium and certainly Premium Plus, 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, no risk). 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.

Green Light (My #1 recommendation).

10 out of 10 stars. Highest rated program I’ve ever tried and made money from. It’s legitimate, beginner friendly and the support is amazing. This is the program that will make you GOOD money online if you use it.

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

  1. Try the starter membership.
  2. Go through the welcome tour and get started with the training.
  3. I’ll personally contact you in WA after you join.

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 1 website to do with as you please. Furthermore:

Just please just do me 1 favor:

If you like it there, I’d really appreciate it if you come back to this page and comment on your experience. People who want to make money online really need to know about this place. In fact, here is a message I got recently from someone who knows about my coaching and their feedback on it:

wa coaching feedback

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. Join it today.

The key to success is utilizing proper guidance (which WA provides & my coaching adds to) and taking action. With these 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.

871 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review 2024: Why it’s my #1 Recommendation For Helping You Make Real Money Online”

  1. Hi Vitaliy,

    It was pleasant to cross your video clip at TikTok which leads me to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). I took the free training and I find it to myself perfect and friendly community as a starter to pursue online business platform. Without doubt I moved to Premium membership which I knew to myself it will bring more benefits to me in personal development thru the wide scope of training presented.

    As of these days my schedule is quite hectic anyhow, I managed my time to continue my training. In light of it, you have word of honour.

    • Hi Rebecca, the program is set up to be very beginner friendly and you’ll learn everything needed even if you’re starting out with 0 knowledge.

  2. I saw Vitaliys review about WA on his tiktok, i wanted to learn more so i followed it to his youtube. then i was hooked and signed up as soon as the video was finished. NO REGRETS

    • Hi Cole, I appreciate that but to be honest, I don’t have a TikTok, so you must have seen my video or article on WA elsewhere. No worries though, happy to have you here!

  3. Hi Vitaly, I started a short time ago and really this is a wonderful community and contains a lot of information and interesting topics that deserve a lot, then your training is really invaluable compared to the features and things you give, I wish you and I more progress and success

  4. I stumbled upon VitaliyG’s video while checking reviews on a multiple income funnel ad I had seen. It was the honesty that caught my attention. I wasn’t looking for get rich quick methods, I was just trying to figure out what affiliate marketing was all about without spending a bunch of money. If you are even curious about it, listen to his presentation. You won’t be disappointed.

  5. I discovered WA by accident. I was approached by someone with one of those Get Rich Quick platforms with predefined content, where you sell the platform itself. I said no and started researching on my own and came across Vitaliy’s site and videos about WA.

    After watching the video which explained the process and shared the honest truth about putting work in and accepting some time will pass before you will start to see returns, I thought this seems more legitimate then any other review I have seen.

    I took up the offer of the free trial with no obligation, and loved what I have seen. On top of that Vitaliy said in his video he would be in touch each step of the way, and I can honestly say he has been.

    It is so refreshing to have a the truth laid out for you, and expectations set, and then to try it out and see that everything you were told is actually happening.

    If you have any doubts about what WA is about, or about Vitaliy, I am here to say, cast them aside and try the free trial. Most likely you will then decide to stick around. In less than a week, I had my own blog started, up and running. The lessons are very methodical and short, and the support and community is great.

    Good luck to everyone.

  6. Hello Vitaliy,

    I had joined WA via your YouTube video and so far, I am enjoying the courses. The courses are very informative and easy to follow. Each sections are not too long and not to short either but just right and cover the actual subject matter very well.

    The WA community (this mean everyone that had joined WA) are very warm and welcome all new member equally! So many friendly people from all over the world! Any question(s) you have, just post it on the community and you will definitely get a very quick response!

    Above all, I reallly like WA as I am not constantly being bombarded with tons of upsale emails before I’ve even had the chance to aborb anything!

    Currently, I am still doing my course but at ease and able to focus on the content of the course, without pressure of having to purchase this or that!

    I did upgrade to premium member on my own accordance and without the pressure of having to do so! And this is what I like about WA!

  7. I can hardly trust online allures anymore but WA seems a good deal. The resources offer realistic guidance to grow an online business. Everything is laid out, you just have to follow through to cut out your own success. The support is equally great.

    I would say, anyone, looking to start an online business but is not sure how to get started, you can start with WA and see how it turns out for you.
    Good luck

    • Hi David, it’s great that you have doubt about this business and it’s important to keep you safe from scams. That way when you do stumble onto a good program (like WA), then you’ll know you’re in a good place for real and in this case, I can tell you that you found it.

  8. Thank you so much. I love this program all is clear to understand with simple step by step videos. Training videos are concise with no fluff, they get right to the meat of what is being taught. Another thing that I liked you can join to get the free basic training without giving a credit card number. You have as much time as needed to decide if this program is for you. I feel that WA knows their product will sell itself once you use it. Later you can join as a premium member which is super affordable for someone starting out like me. They are super helpful and a great community of helpful members to get you through any sticking points. Try it I know you like it.

    • I totally agree with that Sam! In WA, the program’s creators are absolutely confident in what they offer. From the training, to the support and help and people can literally see that risk free. Thanks!

  9. Hi Vitaliy, that’s a great review. I also went through some other reviews online and I found that many mentioned that all the trainings were outdated and do not even refer to sections as videos are old it seems. The websites too are not good enough. What are your thoughts around it? I am newbie and thinking of Authority Site System or Project 24 to join.

    • Hi Suri, so both Authority Site System and Project 24 (Income School) are good programs, but the 2 main areas where in my opinion WA is better are this:

      1) With Authority Site System, it’s about building an authority blog and it’s good, but the price is high.
      2) With Income School, it’s only blogging and there’s many other tools to buy alongside your membership.

      As for the stuff on WA’s training being outdated, some lessons have older dates yes but their application is 100% up to date meaning it works today and is the most updated way to do it.

      I am literally using the same training in that program on this and other blogs I run presently. So the talk about outdated stuff is usually coming from people who haven’t done the training or are new and don’t know better.

      As for their sites, I have no clue why people would say their sites are “not good enough”. This is too simplistic of an argument and there’s no details in this. You get WordPress websites in WA which are the most popular ones to use to build online business sites and blogs with today. What’s not “good enough” about that? All my major sites are built on the WA platform.

      So yes WA’s training is updated and it works. I’d try it for free 🙂

  10. Hello VITALY


    I can just say that coming across wealthy affiliate idea was the best thing that is happening to my life right now, over this short of period I am getting the knowledge to the fullest and the interesting fact of the matter is that I never thought that i would ever be an online entrepreneur. just to mention a but few gains i have received in a short span of time include money making, niche discovery, keywords and there significance, websites creation, hosting, researching on client needs and problems and how my portfolio will help them ,affiliate marketing, setting daily goals, working my butt off hehe, making traffics successful and plan myself through making list and the list continues..
    am also thankful to @Kyle and his team which works 24hrs just to make sure we are well taken care of in case of any help.

    Wealthy affiliate is the place to be and am looking forward to commit my future end overs through this great opportunity and family.

  11. Hi Vitaliy,

    I have completed my level one and level two training session which are very clear and very professional. I have already bought my website and start working on it. A very big thank to all for your dedicated support, sustenance and help.

  12. Hey Vitaliy!
    I joined the WA affiliate community few days back and I have completed the first level and now I’m unto the level 2 of training. I must say that the lessons here are quite helpful and informative and all the help I can get is just amazing. I’m looking forward to be a part of this community for a long time as they have earned my trust, in just a few days by proving that how genuine they are.

    • They are the most genuine make money online program I’ve ever worked with Jason and I’m glad you like it there too!

  13. Hi

    I signed up as a member of Wealthy Affiliates over a week ago. I completed the first course, and the online training is broken down into steps to allow followers to understand the process and put the steps into practice as you work through the training.

    An online community is available to you if you need help with your training or questions you have in general. The support is amazing; everyone gets in behind and pushes you through by dropping a line or sending a private message to see how you are.

    My reason for joining is to create an online presence for my business and occupy a small space of that technology as we are constantly evolving.

    Very happy here.

    Thank you

    • Hi Karlie, great goals and it’s great to see you’re doing the training, seeing it’s value and realizing your business goal though WA 🙂

  14. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thank you for recommending the wealthy affiliate (WA) program and for being my personal coach. The WA is a friendly community where I had the chance to interact with like-minded people. The WA provides an excellent training program that is delivered via a smart interactive platform where I could easily walk-through classes and communicate.

    The training program has several levels and provides substantial educational materials and tools. I was invited to place comments and ask questions at the end of each class.
    I am really lucky to join this program. My advice for whoever is interested in making money online to consider joining the WA program irrespective of his knowledge or experience.

  15. I am looking for an online/work from home opportunity for many reasons. My only trepidation is that I am NOT a techie. Of course, I have used a computer for many years; However, I don’t blog and am not sure how to ‘build a Blog site’.

    • Hi Lisa, Wealthy Affiliate in my opinion would be perfect for you because of how they help you make a site with no experience needed to start and how they help you build it which requires very little tech stuff and any tech stuff that’s there is easy to understand and utilize on your site.

      They would teach you how to blog and everything else necessary to build it all up and I would recommend checking this out to see how simple that is, especially the building the site part which would honestly take you a few minutes to do. I think you’ll be very pleasantly surprised and how simple that part of the process is.

  16. I have hardly scratched the surface at WA but have been really happy with my experience so far. The material is already laid out very nicely and having a mentor along the way only makes things simpler. Hoping if I stick with it I will start making some money shortly.

  17. Hi Vitaly, I would like to say thank you for posting your affiliate program on youtube. WA community is very friendly and they offer help right away. Just like what you did to me on my first day on the training program. Honestly, the program is not for free. For sure everyone will agreed on that. As I go along with the ‘Free’ Basic Information, I was surprised by the way they organized every detail. I decided to stay and get the premium. Not only that, I can ask questions anytime to everyone either in private or in live chat. I hope I can get along well and be part of this promising site.

  18. Thanks Vitaliy for the referral. WA is more than I expected. The community is very welcoming and responsive and the “executing while I am being trained” is excellent for building new skills. The platform is easy to leverage and I appreciate your support as I have begun this journey! I have taken advantage of the premium program and am very happy with all the benefits. Here is to our continued success at WA!


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