Is Wealthy Affiliate a Good Site to Make Money Online - YES

Last Update: March 05, 2019

In my 5+ years as a member I have seen many newbies ask, is Wealthy Affiliate a good site to make money online? The short answer is yes. If it wasn’t I would not have stayed a member for 5 and a half years as of March 2019.

IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE A GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT?

Again the short answer is yes and I will provide visual proof below. You can find many success stories from members here within the WA community. I personally do not write many of them because I like to stay private on how much I make.

What I have said many times in comments to new members who have asked... how much and how soon you make money at WA relies solely on the individual. But regardless of a member’s work effort, those that work hard and are patient, will experience success.


The problem is twofold. One, there are many scams in the MMO, make money online niche. And two, many people are in too much of a rush to make enough money to be financially wealthy. Many do not realize that it takes hard work and lots of time.

However if you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you are in the right place to experience success. The training here really works! And it is great that you can start for free, but you really need to be a premium member to really start earning big.

If you want to earn lots of money online you need to invest a little. Premium membership is only $49.00 per month. You can easily spend more than that going out to eat once a week at a Starbucks or some other fast food joint.

HERE IS MY PROOF THAT WA IS A GOOD ROI

Wealthy Affiliate offers you many ways through their training for you to earn a comfortable income. Though I make money in a few different affiliate programs as well as offering SEO and content writing services, below I will focus solely on the WA affiliate program.


The above image shows how much I have invested in being a member here at WA. Paying your membership yearly will save you a couple of hundred dollars than paying monthly. Because I took advantage of the Black Friday Yearly Membership Sale, I save even more.

Now that I am locked into the price of $299.00 per year, that comes out to roughly $24.92 per month. With everything you get for $49.00 per month, it is well worth it, but for $299.00 per year, that is unheard of in this industry. So far I have spent $1,901.00 as a premium member.

I will not have to spend anymore money until I pay another $299.00 in November of 2019, later this year. But as you can see in the image below, I have earned far more money, about two and a half times as much, in my first 12 months promoting my WA affiliate links.


So far with me investing $1,901.00 into being a very happy paid premium member of WA and I made $5,070.00 in my first 12 months promoting my WA affiliate links starting in February 2015, it is safe to say that Wealthy Affiliate is a good return on investment.

Again, this is only from the amount of money I earned in the WA affiliate program in 2015. This doesn’t include the money I have made since 2016 up until now nor the money I make from my four other affiliate programs and freelance endeavors.

IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE LEGIT?

What do you think? Based on what I have shared here in this post and the countless other success stories by other members, there is no doubt that WA is a legitimate opportunity to make money online if the member is willing to invest a little money and some time.

You will find some negative reviews by people online saying that WA is not worth it. Those people are full of...envy that they didn’t try hard enough or wrongly thought that earning money on the internet was fast and easy. Quitters never succeed.


So if you are a free starter member of WA and you are wondering is Wealthy Affiliate a good site to make money online, invest a little to become premium and learn how to earn revenue in various forms of internet marketing.

For those reading this post from a Google search or on social media, if you want a legitimate opportunity to learn how to generate money online, join me at WA today for free! Set up your account profile, take the first 10 lessons for free, and begin your success story.


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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for your great blog post-Rob.

Wealthy Affiliate clearly does work and you have proved it by your stats. The great news is that the principles that we have been taught will work for any niche, so there is so much potential to make money online!

Thank you for the inspiration and the facts Rob, much appreciated!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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Bryan30hwgs Premium
Hi, I am grateful for the encouraging and directional words of wisdom. I started in January. So I am reading too much posts and blogs and bits and bobs. I have been sidetracked, of which is no excuse. So I will have to get my focus back on track. Winners don’t quit...WISE WORDS MY FRIEND. I will improve my rating and make a fresh start. Good luck.
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boomergp08 Premium
When I started I did not get sucked into the reading WA blog posts and writing many myself. I focused on building the first of my now six websites.

Once I started getting traffic and things were beginning to flow, only then did I engage more in the WA community. Because it is too easy to waste time by socializing within WA.
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SondraM Premium
Great post. I apologize for not being able to comment sooner.

WA is an AMAZING value for the price. Their is not real secret to creating a profitable blog. There are many courses out there for people to select from that are taught by successful affiliate marketers.

Most successful affiliate marketers choose to NOT share their income reports unless they are relatively "new" into offering training courses. Income reports help sell courses.

Yet, the common denominator that I see between all reputable training programs is that there is NO get rich quick promise.

Tonight the package price for the course that I was reviewing was between $997 -$2997. Lady bloggers making between 6 and 7 figures endorsed it the program. Yet, they stressed:

"Blogging is HARD WORK. Results do not come for free and xxxxxx is not magic. It will not do anything for you if you don’t put the work in."

Wealthy Affiliate provides us with the training and support, plus a ton of other "side benefits" to our membership. However, WA is not magic. In order to be successful, we are willing to invest the time and effort; WA is a GREAT site to learn how to make money online.


ps. I still believe that you have created the most awesome "niche selection" trainings around. And... they are included in the WA membership price. What a deal.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sondra. All one has to do is look at the rise of success for online company owners like Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and many others.

NONE of them became wealthy quickly. Most took a couple of years to become profitable and they worked their butts off. Success takes time and money. You reap what you sow and winners never quit.
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SondraM Premium
Excellent examples.
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Brenda63 Premium
Fantastic blog. Thanks for this post. It helps me as a newbie, only a month. Of course, there is always this doubt mentality kicking inside my head or my conscience bothering me that is similar to that of a buyer's remorse, " should I do this, cancel, find something else or should I take a leap of faith and do this. " After all, I am paying as Premium to learn and invest in my education and follow the training and reap its benefits. Yes, you are correct about the negative reviews out there about WA. I almost resisted joining because of that. I had to make up my own mind and see for myself. The support here is awesome.
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boomergp08 Premium
Look at it this way. People spend tens of thousands of dollars to go to college and learn a skill that will get them a career in their interest. Why are people willing to spend that amount of money? Because they know that quality education can yield good results.

Investing in WA is exactly the same! The only big difference is that you do not have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to learn skills that will make you far more money than you invest. Wealthy Affiliate is not a money making program. It is an online education.
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TomyH Premium
Thanks for the Good advice,
There are a lot of other make money programes out there that cost a lot with very little or no return. I have been in Empowr for 3 years it has cost me about $250.00 a month for a nil return, however i have won a few auctions on there and if you are lucky you actually receive them.
I have changed my credit card so they can't get anymore off me
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

Anytime I see a make money program that doesn't let you begin for free or at least doesn't give you more for very little money, I begin to question it. A $49.00 monthly investment for everything, except domain name, is unbeatable anywhere.
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RDulloo Premium
Congrats on your 5 year anniversary, Rob!

You're right! If WA had not been a good program, then nobody would have been staying for as long as they are, and WA wouldn't have lasted 13 years, going on 14...

Thanks for sharing the proof so we can all be reminded, newbie or not, that WA is as perfect as it can get for the price.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Reyhana. Time sure flies when you are enjoying the ride here at WA.

It was my pleasure to share this information to help inspire and motivate members in knowing that success can be found here at WA.

You do not have to promote WA to be successful. I made commissions from Amazon for 11 months prior to my first WA commission payment.

Now I make money from a few other affiliate programs in addition to WA and freelance the skills I have learned here from the training.

None of this would not have happened if I didn't bother to join WA and invest time and a little bit of money to make my dreams come true.
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AlexisB86 Premium
Hi,
I am a fairly new premium member and I had a question. When you say "promoting my WA affiliate links" are you talking about getting people to sign up for WA or are you talking about ANY affiliate that you utilize? I feel like the people I see making money are usually making it through referrals to WA, and I was hoping to make money in more ways than that.
Any insight is greatly appreciated. I am almost done with level 2 training so I haven't gotten to the affiliate marketing and making money training yet
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ericcantu Premium
There are countless success stories in WA from those who have never promoted WA at all :) Here's a long list of big and small success and every single one is an example of someone doing it in their own niche...
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AlexisB86 Premium
thanks so much for your feedback! I will be reading these extensively!
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boomergp08 Premium
Though this post is about making commissions in the WA affiliate program, as I have said, I make even more from my other affiliate endeavors and freelancing my skills that I have learned here at WA.

I didn't make any money for 5 months as a premium member. Then in my 6th month I made my first Amazon commissions, about $35. For the next 8 months my Amazon commissions kept getting bigger.

The first WA commissions I reference above in this post came in February 2015, which is 17 months after joining WA. For 11 of those 17 months I was making commissions from Amazon. So yes, you can make good money WITHOUT promoting WA.
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cris1018 Premium
Love this! And for those who stick around and continue to work (and earn), it is made obvious that the negative comments come from those who are here trying to make a quick buck. When that doesn't happen in 2 weeks, they say it doesn't work. It's a business! Rome wasn't built in a day.

Quitters never win, and WINNERS NEVER QUIT!

Continued success to you, and all who read this,
Cris
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boomergp08 Premium
EXACTLY! Winners never quit!

Nowhere does WA say that you can become rich quick. They don't even claim that you will become wealthy in a short period of time with or without hard work.

They do say that if you learn the correct steps to building a successful online business, you will eventually start earning income. The harder you work the more you earn.
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Give It A Go Premium
As always Rob, you put it so succinctly. How can anyone pass up this fantastic opportunity? To the newbies here, like Rob says, you have to invest a little something to learn the skills to have a greater return on investment than you initially paid. It really is a great company!
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boomergp08 Premium
Though it is very attractive to be able to start the WA training as a free starter member, I wrote this post to confirm to newbies that investing in premium is a great ROI.

Too often I see new members saying that they will upgrade to premium once they start earning money. But you must invest a little in order to gain a lot.
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Lazyblogger Premium
That is the big picture of how this business works. When starting out I saw the potential and my first goal was to upgrade and have the membership pay for itself. Yes, if I can make $50.00 a month, I am in profit mode.

I did that by sharing with my social media followers what I was learning here at WA, and before my training was complete, I had 3 members upgrade to premium cause they wanted their website and get the same knowledge I was receiving.

Talking about ROI! That set of a lot of bells for me, and I have not turn back since. This was a great share Robert. Make it a great day!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and I did pretty much the same as you. Though my first 6 months didn't produce any income, once I did via Amazon and realized this affiliate marketing was legit, I set out to get referrals.

After being a member for 14 months and earning Amazon commissions for 8 of those months, I finally reached 3 WA premium referrals. Ever since then my WA membership has been paid for with plenty of profit left over.
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rwaite3613 Premium
Wonderful post, Robert. There is so much that is available to us at WA for the investment. Paying for a yearly membership is definitely the way to go.

The level of training that Kyle and Carson provide is amazing. In addition, you have Jay’s weekly live webinars and all of his archived trainings.

On top of all that, there’s this wonderful community that provides training based on their experiences. Plus, if there are any questions all you have to is ask.

Have a blessed day.

Randy
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Randy. I agree with you that there is so much here at WA for the little financial investment we make. Unlike every other affiliate marketing training opportunity, only WA offers you more for less money.

Premium is only $49.00 per month or $29.92 per month when you pay the $359/Yr. cost, or $24.92 per month for the $299/Yr. Black Friday Sale Membership. At each time WA is saving you money for quality education.
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Robert, Thanks for sharing your experience and demonstrating the great value for money here at WA, Alan
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Alan. Anybody here at WA can do the same as me by just working hard and learning the online marketing techniques that WA teaches.
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phally Premium
Wow you don a great job.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Anyone can do what I have done and even better.
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badhanbiswas Premium
Wanna know more.
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boomergp08 Premium
What is it that you want to know more about?
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Fleeky Premium
100% agreed
No better
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boomergp08 Premium
I certainly have not found any better than WA.
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kmer6 Premium
Very well said, Robert. There isn’t another online training platform that offers as much training and free tools as Wealthy Affiliate. Bar None, it is the best.
Ken
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Ken. WA truly gives us everything we need in the form of training, tools and resources. But it is up to us to invest in ourselves and work hard to achieve our goals.
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davehayes Premium
Very interesting and thanks for sharing
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Dave.
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BWilson2 Premium
Inspiring! As a premium member, I totally agree with you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and may you continue to be inspired and motivated.
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Nrichards Premium
Thanks for those words of encouragement. Wealthy Affiliate has proven that the training which they have is real and can help anyone to have a full-time business working from the privacy of their home.

But as you said it takes a lot of hard work and time along with patience. I would encourage anyone to become a part of this community that is helping so many people to have online success.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Norman and well said. The WA training really does work and when someone is serious about becoming their own boss, working hard and having patience will be their best characteristics in their climb to the top.
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Motly20 Premium
Thank you for sharing. Great information as always. Going premium was worth it for me as I am always looking to invest in myself and my future.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Going premium is the best investment one can make if they truly want the opportunity to reach success.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you for the inspiration :)
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. I hope it not only inspires but motivates
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