What do you mean, is WA a scam?
Maybe it's because I'm unconsciously looking for them, but sites developed by (and about) Wealthy Affiliate members have been cropping up with my research. When looking for keywords for "affiliate marketers," I ran across an "interesting" review about WA, and when scrolling through the comments, there were A LOT of comments from WA members.
This scam review was in the top third of the first page of Google, and of course, I had to see what it had to say. Then after reading the comments from WA members, I looked further into reviews about that site. The writer made it sound like WA had a vendetta against him and were posting bad reviews just for fun.
I am sure it ranked so high on Google due to all the comments it generated, because it wasn't that great of a site, and even had this disclaimer near the end:
Well, I read the comments and I read a few reviews about his site, and I must say, I am so proud of my collegues here at WA.
The man was mad because he didn't like the truth. This program is superior to his in so many ways. By the comments of his ex-students, he bullies them and is vengeful. Who wants to hang around that?
Every reply and post I read in response to this man's review stated so beautifully why WA was better - just the facts, ma'am, and he said we have no proof of WA's success!
Not two minutes later I found another site that was at the top of Google's first page. It looked interesting, it was helpful, and there, the very last sentence "if you want 10 free courses," a very subtle link, and it took me to the WA sign-up page. I had to chuckle.
So you see, the proof is there. WA works. There are other programs out there, but so far, I haven't found one that offers everything we get here at WA for a measly little price of $29 a month (if you go yearly.) Even $49/month is a bargain.
You know you've got something good going when your enemies brutally attack you. But all this man accomplished was to set an example of a sore loser.
And what great winners WA folks are. One blog even apologized to the guy, "I don't mean to be rude, but..."
Besides the great training that is teaching me how to build a beautiful (and one-day prosperous) website, the other best part of being a WA member is the people. Everyone here is kind, professional and willing to give a hand. Kyle and Carson have a great product that is giving the world an awesome service.
Well, we all know Wealthy Affiliate isn't a scam. But bad raps bring in business. They draw attention to your site because people just have to check you out to satisfy their curiosity. And when they do, they find the claims are true: The best website builder in the business.
If you're discouraged, don't give up. Follow the courses, do the work, and have patience.
Keep up the great work, fellow WA'ers.