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

Quick Report:

Name: Wealthy Affiliate University by Kyle & Carson.

Price: $0 starter program (Click here to join for free). Also optional Premium program $49 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 2019/2020 income results (see below).

Why it’s my #1 recommendation:

Call me bias if you want, but after reviewing/trying over 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 (Income proof is below). 

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

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!

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:

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:

And once you click the Getting Started button, here’s a preview of the first 10 lessons:

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).

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:

What you’re seeing above are visitor stats for a site I made thanks to Wealthy Affiliate’s training.

Through following it, I built up the website and it 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.

And just as an update, in 2019/2020…

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 100’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:

  • 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. 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 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.

Here is a comparison of the benefits of each membership:

There’s obviously a lot of benefits with premium, 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:

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.


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. 

Wealthy Affiliate

Free to Try.

Training Quality


Support Quality


Beginner Friendly Quality


Success Stories


My #1 Recommendation?



  • Many success stories.
  • Free coaching from Vitaliy.
  • Free to try + free sites provided.
  • Immense value overall.
  • Great training for making money online.


  • None.

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

    • Hi Barry not all, but MOST yes. The income reports you saw above are commissions MAINLY. I do however also run a few other sites and make sales with them as well as 2 sites that run ads on the page, and pay me for that. But I don’t really work much on those because I’m busy with bigger ones and thus the sales from those other sites aren’t nearly as high.

  1. Vitaliy, great presentation, thank you. Normally before starting a new venture its good to review your strategy with the experts, bounce ideas off them during a brain storming session and discuss the detail before moving forward.

    Which brings me to my question for you: Would it be possible to speak with you or some one in the community?

    Thanks again, William.

    • Hi William, absolutely. As I said in this review, if you join Wealthy Affiliate through here, you will personally get 7 days free access to me where you’ll be able to discuss these types of questions and organize a strategy.

      The beauty is that there is already a blueprint set up to help you no matter which direction you choose to go within the Wealthy Affiliate site, and with my help/coaching, you’ll be able to confidently move forward with that.

      I don’t actually do phone consultations, but I will reach out to you within Wealthy Affiliate and you will be personally notified about this and through this, we’ll be able to communicate for 7 days free.

      If you choose to upgrade after that, this will be extended for the duration of your premium membership, but either way, the first 7 days of chat are available free.

  2. WA is 100% legit. I joined as a stater for 7 days, upgraded to premium a week ago and the training is very insightful. This is far from a “get rich quick” ploy, and the key is consistency and patience. If you’ve got the time & patience and would like to develop an online business, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks again Vitaliy


    • Hi Jeff, many thanks for sharing your review of Wealthy Affiliate and I look forward to working with you in 2020 to grow your online business!

  3. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thanks for posting the link to WA (Wealthy Affiliate) in the SFM posts. I was following the link and I was excited!

    The content at WA is really great and rich. Even in the free membership, I could learn a lot more than I could imagine to get for free elsewhere. The training about creating a website, selecting the right Keywords and targeting them and the definition of a own niche were great so far and the tools WA is offering for content management, keyword search via Jaaxy included in the free membership was great.

    I am convinced to start my own online business quite soon and so I’ve committed to switching to premium some days ago. The training offered here in premium is marvelous and I’m looking forward to get my first webpage up and running.

    Beside the training the community is a great asset as its feels like family, with support from the very beginning. Getting help and answers from all the experienced people and learning from successors with the willingness to share and support all newbies like me is really superb and I’ve never seen that before.

    Kyle and Carson’s videos are also at the top level too and the way they slice the content into pieces that could easily be digested is great.

    Looking forward to working with you and thanks again for posting the link and sharing this opportunity with me and always offering support and help.


    • Hi Alex and thank you for sharing! Happy New Year and I know that Wealthy Affiliate and myself are going to help you make your online business grow in 2020!

  4. I’ve just joined Wealthy Affiliate 3 weeks ago and are going through their premium lessons at the moment. So far all the lessons in WA are easy to follow and I get to build my website step by step as I run through the lesson.

    WA is right for me because I am a beginner in affiliate marketing and the lessons in WA offer a step by step guidance which is simple to follow and I can go on my own pace.

    Not only that, the members of WA are very helpful and supportive. I feel like I am in a big family where everyone walking the same journey as I to be a successful affiliate marketer. They share their success story, inspiring post and also word of encouragement in the community.

    Vitaliy has also been very supportive in making my experience in WA as comfortable as possible.

    Thank you Vitaliy.


    Gwen Ho

  5. Before finding Wealthy Affiliate, I had joined another online entrepreneurship website, which started me of with paying a certain amount at different stages, but all I got was a lot of videos to listen to.

    There was no training which I found valuable to be honest, if anything I was bored, but regardless of the boredom I still signed up to the Essentials level. As the days went by, I didn’t know what I was learning.

    I therefore turned to web search and came along to Vitaliy’s review. I found it really honest. I therefore started on the free trial in Wealthy Affiliate and found that I had an actual support network to help me. I also had a lot of people offering to help me, as well as adding me to their network.

    Vitaliy was very supportive as my personal coach and encouraged me, as did Kyle and Carson.

    So far I have finished the first stage and actually learned how to build a website! I have a long way to go but I am learning a lot and I would recommend WA to anyone.

    There are only 2 options to choose from, starter and Premium (which I have joined within a few days).

    Thank you Vitaliy!

      • I have only been with Wealthy Affiliate for almost a week now and I signed up through Vitaliy’s link who is my coach and mentor here.

        He has been a lot of help to me since I started, and I am looking forward to learning new things with wealthy affiliate with his help.

        I am now a premium member which opens it up to a lot more training. There is a starter membership that costs nothing, where you can build up to two websites and use a subdomain of theirs.

        With a premium membership, you can build up to 25 websites on a subdomain, or your own domain. Their hosting is free, along with all of the training they give you. This is just a few things about Wealthy Affiliate, so sign up and see what you think.

        Go through Vitaliy’s link here and trust me he will help you every step of the way. He is an excellent mentor and coach.

  6. This is a great program. Vitaliy has been a great mentor and I really believe I’ll succeed at this and make some real income.

    • Hi Daniel, I’m very glad you posted your review and thoughts on Wealthy Affiliate and I am happy to continue to offer my support in helping your online business grow and become very profitable 🙂

  7. I too have joined WA after reading Vitaliy’s review. To be honest, I wasn’t planning on spending money to upgrade to the premium option, but after completing the first free level of training, I saw how much potential the rest of the course will have.

    Now I’m a premium member and I’m about half way through the training. So far, no regrets. The training is very detailed, plus there are a bunch of active users that will answer any questions you have. Even the CEO of WA and Vitaliy are still active in the course and will help you out.

    Nowadays you have to pay a ridiculous price just to learn about affiliate marketing but WA lets you try for free first so I would highly recommend you guys to check out this course. I’m sure you guys would like it like I am right now.

    Thanks Vitaliy!

    • Hi James, thank you! Yeah, the owner(s) of WA, Kyle and Carson do actively answer and help people, like I do. In spite of there being over 2 million members there now, they still do this, which is another great pro of the WA program.

  8. I recently joined WA. After 3 days of going through the training I decided to go with the premium membership. To me it was a no-brainer. The added value is terrific. The lessons are clear and you can pause them and follow along at your own pace.

    Vitaliy has also assisted me when I had questions. And there is a community that you can go to also for advice and assistance. I am really enjoying this training!

    • Hi Mick, I appreciate you coming back after joining WA and sharing your experiences! Thanks and I am happy that you are enjoying it there.

  9. My name is Chris and I’ve been searching for years trying to find something like WA. I joined about a week ago and I am still in awe of just how much quality information there actually is here. It’s incredible!

    The training is amazing. But what I love most about WA is the community environment. It’s like having thousands of mentors that you can bounce ideas off and get advice on just about anything.


    • Hi Chris, thanks. Yes it is true that WA has countless experts and mentors to help you build your online business and the vibe in the community is greatly positive. I can confidently say that anyone who joins will see that very quickly.

  10. I joined WA through Vitaliy’s link so he is my Premium Coach and is always on hand should I have any questions.

    I held off leaving a comment here for a few months since joining, I really wanted to get a feel for WA first to leave an honest opinion. Firstly if you are thinking of joining Wealthy Affiliate but unsure – my advice is to just do it.

    It’s free, you don’t need to enter any payment details etc. With the Starter membership you can try out the first Phase of video tutorials, speak to fellow members, ask questions, navigate around the site etc.

    It’s fine to stay with the Starter membership, but if you choose to learn more then sign up for Premium. Considering what WA has to offer such as hosting, training, support it really doesn’t cost a lot and you can cancel the membership any time.

    My only negative experience is some of the training material is a little out of date since technology moves so quickly, but for each lesson many other members will have already asked the questions that you have and there will usually be an answer for it.

    Otherwise just drop Vitaliy a private message and he’ll advise you.

    Thanks Vitaliy for your support.


  11. Thank you Vitaliy, the information that you have provided helped me to make up my mind about signing up at Wealthy Affiliate.

    After being laid off on 12/31/18 from a job of 11 years and not getting another one as quickly as I expected, I have been searching the internet for ways to make money online. I watched countless YouTube videos and read numerous articles about it.

    I even signed up with a few, but they were not what I expected. Some things are not for everyone.

    Maybe I could have made some money doing surveys if I could get qualified for more of them, but it is hard work and I got discouraged after spending too much time doing them and then told I was not qualified.

    I read several articles about Wealthy Affiliate, and was going to sign up, but I did not want to waste any more time doing something that might not work out.

    So, I decided to look at another review and I saw your blog. While the others gave a good overview of the program, you provided so much more information that helped me to move forward with trying it.

    I have no regrets; I am learning so much.

    When I saw what Premium had to offer compared to the starter program, I quickly signed up for Premium, because I liked what I saw and believe that I can achieve something at Wealthy Affiliate.

    The training in indescribable, as there is so much to learn and you can actually see results as you go through the training. The people are so friendly and helpful, it is truly a community. After being there for such a short time, I could say so much more.

    I would encourage anyone who is looking to make money online, wants to learn how to do it and needs support, to try Wealthy Affiliate. I am new at this but I am learning so much. You will do well if you decide to do what it takes to educate yourself.

    Thanks again Vitaliy!


    • Thank you very much Jackie! I am glad you found my WA review and my start in this business was similar to yours. I also did surveys and also didn’t like how they were set up to make money (you can barely make much!).

      I know your progress in WA is going well and of course, you already know that you have my coaching to assist with this progress 🙂

  12. At WA there is so much assistance available and unlimited amounts of resources. The platform is easy to navigate and I would highly recommend this system for anyone who is looking to build a new website or anyone who is looking to make money from home regardless or your experience level.

  13. Hi, Vitaliy. I joined Wealthy Affiliate and completed the first set of lessons. I am confident that my financial success will be achievable, as a function of the time and effort I put into following the well-defined steps detailed in the W.A. training lessons.

    I look forward to being an affiliate on Clickbank, and promoting the W.A. program to earn enough money to fulfill my financial goals, while acting in a high degree of honesty and integrity. Thank you for introducing me to the Wealthy Affiliate system!

    • Hi Martin, you will have all of this and more with Wealthy Affiliate. The business they will teach you to create (your online business site) will be able to promote from a multitude of affiliate networks. In my case, I promote things from Clickbank, Wealthy Affiliate, Amazon and other big places. There’s a lot of opportunity to promote anything online and they’ll show you how to get all of this done right.

      And thank you coming back to this page and commenting on your experience.

  14. Let Vitaliy walk you through the process! He is a true mentor and gives you honest quick feed back! Thank you so much Vitaly, I love being a premium member at WA!

    For those on the fence, don’t hesitate this is the best training program on the planet. I have been in for 1 week and already have a website that is indexed in google!

  15. Thanks to this post, I joined Wealthy Affiliate and I can say that it’s an outstanding platform that truly makes a positive difference. I consider myself very fortunate that Vitaliy is my personal coach because his knowledge and expertise is outstanding.

    If I leave a message he responds quickly and points me in the right direction. The same is true for many of the other folks at WA. Everybody wants success for all and it shows very clearly.

    The training is very high quality and geared to all, regardless of experience. My website was ranked on Google within 10 days. It took a lot longer than that when I did it without support a couple of years ago. WA teaches everything you need to know and there is always valuable feedback to help with improvements.

    Thank you Vitaliy 🙂

  16. Vitaliy,

    I am so glad I came across your blog and joined Wealthy Affiliate. The help and support has been incredible and I know that I’m off to a great start. The idea of starting a business in the world’s largest marketplace is both exciting and intimidating but WA has made it as simple as possible with step by step instruction and having quick access to successful entrepreneurs is invaluable.

    Thanks again for your help and support.

    • Thank you Robert! I know what you mean about the intimidating of starting a new online business and it is absolutely true that WA helps make that process easier to start, get used to and enjoy the benefits from.

  17. I’m loving WA so far. It is truly a community and everyone is so supportive. This is what makes it different. WA has so much training, etc and it has been very helpful to me that they take you step by step with actionable items to check off along the way. I highly recommend checking them out, especially if you’re a beginner.

    • Hi Heather, the actionable things you mentioned are a KEY to success in Wealthy Affiliate’s training. Too many times when people learn stuff, they may learn a ton, but they don’t end up doing anything, but in WA, the tasks added to the lessons ensure action is taken and results are achieved.

  18. Guys, Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal. Honestly.

    Everyone on the platform is so welcoming and helpful, and that’s one of the reasons that it works. It will also take a lot of work and effort, so you have to put in the time.

    But it for sure is the real deal. I’ve just started and I’m already learning so much. There is nothing but help at every step. You can’t go wrong if you take the advice of those who have already and are currently doing it.

    AND GET VITALIY AS YOUR MENTOR! He is a rock star and so responsive and thoughtful. Big love!

  19. WA was the first affiliate marketing product that I joined so I can’t compare it to others, but so far I am satisfied. They walk you through everything and the good part was that I was able to join for free and the first out of 5 steps to creating websites that make money was also for free.

    I would encourage everyone to at least try the free trial period. And even if you join the premium, you can cancel any time.

    • Hi Wayne thanks! Just to clarify the free membership in WA is not a trial. You can be in it as long as you wish. The only thing that happens is that after 7 days my coaching and chat options with the community are not available, but before that, you are able to use those perks as much as you like, and you do get my coaching within those 7 days as well (free).

      Premium members obviously get all of that in an unlimited amount.

  20. WA is a great program I have already learned so much and want to continue. They have made the program really easy to follow. I am also a premium member and this helped me to go further. Love it.

  21. Thanks Vitaliy! After so many failed attempts at an online business, I stumbled across your website here. After reading your blog I was amazed at how I could join the Wealthy Affiliate community and not have to pay anymore upfront fees without taking a trial run.

    The training and support I received in WA was the best I ever experienced. With what I learned here compared to the other sites has been amazing.

    I now have a premium membership, and don’t regret any decision I made joining the WA family. I still can’t believe the support and warm welcome I got with the free membership.

    Thanks so much for the right redirect to actually making this work. To our success!

  22. WA is an amazing platform, especially for beginners. There is a ton of valuable resources and lots of help when needed. I highly recommend it to any one that wants to begin an online business.

  23. Hi Vitaliy,

    I just recently joined WA and upgraded to premium. WA has taught me a lot about how to create a real website and attract traffic. The training is amazing! There’s a lot to learn and I intend to incorporate my insurance website with my Wealthy Affiliate site to bring more traffic and create additional income.

    Thanks for introducing me to WA!

    • Hi Marci, thank you! I remember you asked me about WA before joining and if it would help you with your insurance business needs and as you already see, that is the case.

      For anyone else who already has an existing occupation, I can definitely tell you that the training in WA does help with expanding that skill into an online business.

      So in Marci’s case, she’s using the training to get leads to her insurance website.

      There’s many other people I speak to within WA such as accountants, lawyers, health insurance agents, ect… and many other people with a diverse range of experiences who also do similar things.

  24. I just want to say thanks to running across Vitaliy, I found Wealthy Affiliate.

    I’m no computer genius but Vitaliy has been there for every question I had, and the owners too. It’s a real deal at WA. The community is everywhere to help you, its a great place and its not like any other site or platform out there. They honestly care for your progress!

    Thanks Vitaliy and WA!

  25. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thank you for the great article and all the insights into the program.

    I joined WA a few months ago but have not been very active due to other private commitments. However, the free training that I got access to and the stories on the website, they all felt and sounded right, so I decided to go premium.

    I am aware at this point that there is much work ahead and totally agree with the cons mentioned in the article regarding the information overload. Once premium, you get access to everything.

    It is interesting to notice though how nobody in my close environment talks about programs like this. One reason could be that I live in Europe and this program is more popular in the US.

    However, the main challenge for me right now is deciding on the right mindset for myself: Even though I know that in the long term, no office job at any huge global corporation will make me wealthy nor happy.

    Good luck to everyone and thank you again Vitaliy for sharing your experiences with us.

    • Tatiana hi, I’m very glad you got to see WA from the starter membership and premium membership sides and this is helping you see the potential of being able to leave the traditional corporate job and run your own online business. This is what Wealthy Affiliate helped me do, although in my case, I was a student and not looking to enter into the traditional job arena.

      Regarding what you said about very few people talking about programs like these, it’s something I am very familiar with and used to. To this day, when I tell people that I do online marketing, I may only get a nod and very few people will ever understand what it can truly bring, and that is because this type of work is still not really “respected” or acknowledged as mainstream and I have to say, I have NO problem with that!

      I’ve spoken to many people who have led traditional careers and jobs give me snobby looks and remarks when I told them I work from home running my own business, but I consider this a great thing, because this lack of respect or knowledge of this business means there’s less people doing it, which leaves the field still very open to succeed in for people like you, me and anyone who reads this post about Wealthy Affiliate and the possibility of earning a full time income.

  26. I am so green in online business but I really wanted to leverage income so I started snooping around for affiliate marketing programs online and bumped into another one. For one of them, I paid about a $30 refundable fee for a 30 day trial. 5 days into the program and all they were telling me was to upgrade to a $100 monthly fee before I could even know exactly what I would be learning and how I will go about it.

    Then I bumped into this site about Wealthy Affiliate.

    I was curious to see what they offer at such a low fee in comparison to the other program I was trying. So I joined Wealthy Affiliate’s starter membership and by the 5th day I had learned so much, that I asked for my refund from the other program and decided to stick around to day seven with WA to see what I will have done by then.

    I had my own website through Wealthy Affiliate up by day 7!

    I have been on WA for about two weeks now and what I have achieved is honestly tremendous given that I was completely green when I started the starter membership. The community support is truly incredible. I’m gonna be around for a long time. 😉

    • Hey Janet, thanks for coming back to this review after joining WA and leaving your feedback 🙂

      As for the other program you were a part of, it’s VERY common for those other places to not really tell you anything about what you’d learn or give substantial value, which is what makes Wealthy Affiliate very different, because in those regards, you do get a ton of value, for free as you already saw.

      Great work on the site you made and I look forward to seeing it grow!

    • One of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time was joining Wealthy Affiliate. The program is free to join and it literally gives you all the steps to creating a successful online business! I was skeptical at first but after having joined WA, I realized that it was not what I thought it was. Sometimes you have to put aside your fears and take risks.

      Vitaliy, I am grateful to have found your page and that is the reason I am now a premium member at WA with a great community by my side, thank you! I highly recommend those who want to build an online business to join WA!

  27. Hi Vitaliy,

    Well, I’m one week in to this, and in all honesty, have never stumbled across so much useful and thorough information available for such a reasonable (albeit ongoing) price.

    After two days of being a free starter member, I decided to jump in to Premium, and do not regret it.

    Although there is a wealth of information available in the free membership, going Premium just unlocks and opens up a whole new array of tools, tips, videos, and connections to succeed in this marketplace.

    So far, so great! Thank you for being available.

  28. Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best things that has happened to me this year. It is a big community of friends and everyone supports each other so well, and the training is so amazing!

    I definitely recommend Wealthy Affiliate as the best training program I have been through and I have been through a lot.

  29. Hello! The reviews speak for themselves.

    I was looking for a way to supplement my income. I didn’t have grand thoughts of becoming a millionaire in a month. I was looking for a legitimate, real way to build extra income and came across Wealthy Affiliate through a blog by Vitaliy.

    I started as a free member but once I saw the wealth of information through the training and the awesome support and encouragement from the community, I upgraded to premium. I don’t regret it at all!

      • I am looking for some information on starting an SEO business and getting clients. Will this teach me or show me ways or do you know of any other good training programs?

        • Hi Kolby, the answer is YES! Wealthy Affiliate 100% will teach you SEO and to start your own website and even an SEO business like you’re seeking to do. Here is my advice on this:

          1) Join the free membership.
          2) Upgrade if you like the training.
          3) Do the whole training program because it will teach you SEO.
          4) With that knowledge, start your SEO business website.

          This is how I did it and I actually have an SEO website I started earlier in 2019 with the same business goals, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate. But make sure to follow that 4 step guideline I just put up.

  30. Just wanted to drop a quick comment. I joined WA after reading this post. I was so intrigued that Vitaliy got a site to rank high in search engines as well as in paid ads. So I tried the free membership.

    But I wanted more and so I upgraded to premium. The training within is really good.

    All I wanted is to learn a skill so that when I leave my JOB for good I can survive with that skill. In the end, it’s not just me wanting to create a second income. I just want to develop a relevant skill that will pay me many times in the years to come. And I think WA is the way to go. Thanks!

    • WA is definitely a great program for this goal Lydia and since we’ve spoken within the community, I want to say thank you for coming back to this page and leaving your thoughts 🙂

  31. I joined Wealthy Affiliate a couple days ago, and I just wanted to come back and say thank you for pointing me in the direction of WA because I had no idea how to set up a website so joining WA was really the best click in my online history.

    Here I can set it up so easily, by following the lessons and training I feel confident I’m moving my way up in online business :). Thank you again.

    Best Regards,


    • You’re welcome Ziga! We have been in touch within WA and it’s been great communicating with you and helping you build your site.

  32. Hi Vitality,

    All I can say is that Wealthy Affiliate is amazing! It’s very simple, well put together and user-friendly. If it wasn’t for YOUR website, I wouldn’t be here today.

    I am a Premium member now and I’ve never been more confident in a decision in my life. I see the true potential here, within myself and Wealthy Affiliate!

    Thank you!


  33. Thank you so much for pointing me to Wealthy Affiliate! I’ve been struggling to figure out the whole creating websites and marketing online thing for six months already and have really struggled with programs or people not giving enough information to make the process easy to follow.

    WA, on the other hand, is right up my alley. Easy to follow lessons with specific tasks to complete to keep me moving forward. The tools they offer for free were so helpful!

    Thanks again!

  34. I joined WA for free after coming across one of your blogs, and I have to say I am very excited by the learning that I am receiving there. Thank you so much for putting this out there!

    I am planning on making it my mission to mention them myself once I get through the training and get myself established somewhat online. But I’m being patient and working hard towards the future in the meantime.

  35. I joined Wealthy Affiliate some weeks ago and I am really enjoying it. I’m learning as I go and it’s a process but an exciting one. I truly thank Vitaliy for being so super supportive and just keeping me on my toes.

    I greatly appreciate you and your advice and to anyone who may be looking to try something new please give Wealthy Affiliate a try. You will definitely not regret it all! The community is welcoming and very helpful. If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to ask. Kyle is awesome! Vitaliy is the best!

  36. Well I just want to say I have only been here for about a week and already I am assured of making a profitable online business. I mean the help and support from all the members here is 100% IMO. If you have a question/problem, they are here to help you.

    I have made the decision to go premium in less than three days. In my experience that is a first, and I usually lose interest very quickly but not with WA. That’s about it.


  37. Thanks for the great info! I’ve joined Wealthy Affiliate about a month ago and have enjoyed learning a lot about the affiliate programs. I’m excited to put what I’ve learned to use now. Thanks!