Is Wealthy Affiliate MLM? Nope, PERIOD!

Last Update: March 04, 2018

If you're wondering whether Wealthy Affiliate is a Multi-Level Marketing or a Networking Marketing business, you gotta read this post!

My short answer to you is: Wealthy Affiliate is NOT MLM or Networking Marketing, period.

Wealthy Affiliate as its name suggests is an Affiliate Marketing business!

Yes, Wealthy Affiliate Members do promote WA

I know why you may be wondering whether WA is MLM. You've probably seen WA members writing reviews about other products and recommending them to join Wealthy Affiliate.

But that's not the same as how MLM companies "recruit" members!

MLM companies recruit members as their downlines and these downlines can help their sponsors make money by either selling the company's products or recruiting more members.

(Take note: If the only way for a MLM company to make money is by recruiting members, it is most probably an illegal Pyramid Scheme!)

Basically, MLM companies will form a triangular structure of uplines and downlines. All the sales and transactions are interconnected within the structure.

How Does Wealthy Affiliate Work?

Wealthy Affiliate is a community that teaches its members how to set up their own niche websites to promote affiliate products from platforms like Amazon and eBay.

You can literally build your own business in any market/niche of your choice, be it your favorite sports, pet or any of your hobbies.

It's not like MLM where you are restricted to sell only the company's products.

What's even better here at Wealthy Affiliate is that you don't need to recruit your friends & family members or do any face-to-face selling. I know a lot of people hate that!

Now, Click on the "Join Now" button on this page to start building your own websites for FREE!

There will be step-by-step training to hold your hand and guide you along the way, don't worry :)

What's WA's Affiliate Program About?

I know some of you might be wondering what happened to the Wealthy Affiliate recommendation thing...

Basically, WA members don't "recruit". We "invite" people to join this wonderful community.

Every member will have their own unique Affiliate Link to invite others to join.

When somebody joins Wealthy Affiliate through your link, they will be considered as your referral. If they decide to upgrade to WA Premium Membership, you'll earn commission.

That's all. It doesn't go down to the next level of "downlines" in MLM. There are no "multi-level" here. Only 2 levels - You and your referral.

That's the difference between Affiliate Marketing and Multi-Level Marketing.


I hope you've gained some values from this short post.

Click on the "Join Now" button on this page and I'll show you around this wonderful community in just a moment!

I'll see you soon :)


Your #1 Fan,

Jerry

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5-qpq Premium
Hi Jerry,

I think you said you were 21. My goodness you are in a great place and imagine where you will be years from now.

I’m so happy for you and your accomplishments thus far. Amazing is all I can say. Jaw dropping amazing.

Not only is it amazing but this post is just as crazy good.

Right on...


Sincerely,

Becky
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much for your encouraging words Becky! It means a lot to me :) I wish you all the best as well!
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viyee Premium
Nice post, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!
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rjkennedy Premium
Well said, Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Ronald!
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bryanb007 Premium
Good Post Jerry. WA is definitely not MLM. Just because you promote WA does not make it MLM. The people we recruit to WA join at the same level as us and we gain no income from them recruiting other people.
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JerryHuang Premium
Exactly! Thanks Bryan :)
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Melissa901 Premium
The fact that this wasn't a MLM site is one thing that kept me here. I like the fact we have complete open option here.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Melissa,
Yes, one of the best things about Wealthy Affiliate is that we aren't restricted to anything. We can leverage the tools and training to build whatever business we want.

And WA members are all very open, friendly & helpful. That's why we are a truly 'pay-it-forward' community :)
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Melissa901 Premium
Yes I have to agree I know I couldn't have found anything better. I am glad to be here
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TDomena Premium
Great post Jerry! I can definitely see how that could be confusing since the WA crew is so on fire about promoting it.
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha yup!
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MarkBa Premium
For sure Jerry! :) ~Mark
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JerryHuang Premium
You’re welcome Mark!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
You’re welcome!
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PeterNwosu Premium
Nice blog Jerry. Very correct
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Peter!
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Rich908 Premium
Amway and Herbal Life are prime examples of MLM. I joined them both and almost lost friends and family members because I was so desperate to get customers.

The only ones that made money were the ones right on the top of the ladder.

Wealthy Affiliate shouts- Equal Opportunities for all to earn a great income. So its goodbye MLM

My new journey has started with WEALTHY AFFILIATE and so should Yours
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Richard, thanks for sharing your experience with us. I really appreciate it and I believe how you felt with MLM is also what many people are feeling right now.

Glad that you found your way to Wealthy Affiliate eventually! Wish you all the best :)
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Very well done, Jerry! Concise, informative and good graphics. Keep up the good work!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Candice!
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LouisaB Premium
I love your disposition! Awesome work!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Louisa!
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LouisaB Premium
Welcome Jerry!
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DEversley Premium
Very good, Jerry!
Excellent info here!
All the best!
David
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks David :)
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habibrani Premium
Wonderful stuff. Good clear explanations. Well done
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Habib :)
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skendrick4 Premium
Well done!
Sheila
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Sheila :)
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