Wealthy Affiliate's Biggest Problem: The ONE Thing I Don't Like
Been a while since I created a blog post but today I thought it was time I addressed an issue that is probably the biggest reason a lot of people dislike Wealthy Affiliate.
I came across these complaints when I was looking for products to review from scam.com and happened to run a search for 'Wealthy Affiliate'
These were the kind of 'interesting' threads I came across:
The takeaway seems to be that a lot of people have issues with this:
Inexperienced marketers creating highly negative reviews of programs they haven't tried in order to promote Wealthy Affiliate.
When a new member joins Wealthy Affiliate they may decide to start with the Bootcamp training.
The chances are that the content they use for their site will be 80% product reviews. Of these reviews, 80% will probably be products that they haven't tried.
This isn't neccesarily a bad thing in itself. The problem is that of these reviews, a large chunk of them will be labeled 'scams' and the reviewer will go on to promote Wealthy Affiliate as a better alternative.
Now what if one of these products WASN'T a scam?
Do you think it is unethical to be taking away someone's income by writing negative reviews about their product WITHOUT even trying it, all in order to increase your own income?
Unfortunately, I can't see a clear cut solution. Obviously I'm not suggesting you buy into every product before you review it because most of them probably will be scams, and there's no point wasting your money.
One thing that might help, and something that I advocate, is for new members to always go through the entrepenuer certification BEFORE bootcamp.
That way, they aren't creating an 'empty' WA review and have genuine experience to pull from and back up what they are saying.
PS. If I've got anything majorly wrong, don't be afraid to correct me!