The Amazing History of Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: May 13, 2017

I was researching online for the history of Wealthy Affiliate and I came across this very in-depth infographic that beautifully summarizes the history of Wealthy Affiliate since its inception.

I feel that it'll be great if I could write a blog post here to let more members know some backgrounds of Wealthy Affiliate.

Here's the link to the infographic:

http://infographicjournal.com/the-history-of-wealt...

It's actually created by another member here. From my research, I found out this member is John VanDerLaan and his username is "JVanDerLaan" if you want to check him out.


I've listed down all the important events in chronological order here...

2005:

  • September 10 - Wealthy Affiliate was founded by Kyle Loudoun & Carson Lim (I bet many people don't know their full name)
  • WA started as a keyword list membership site offering high searched keywords for internet marketers
  • WA cost $29.99 per month, No Free Membership
  • December - Added WA Forum & Hired their 1st employee

2006:

  • More training added to teach people how to utilize the keyword lists and drive traffic to their websites
  • Price went from $29.99 to $39.00

2007:

  • Developed their own hosting infrastructure - Site Rubix

2008:

  • Spent huge amount of money to continue upgrade their hosting service

2009:

  • They had their own hosting network, website builder, forum & keyword list
  • Pricing went from $39.00 to a split $97/47 price point
  • July 2009 - Wealthy Affiliate Premium is launched

2010:

  • February - WA re-launched the WA blog

2011:

  • August - Live Chat was launched

2012:

  • April - Ranking system in WA was launched
  • May - Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool was released
  • June - Introduced WA notification
  • October - Free Started Membership was launched

2013:

  • January - WA Classroom was born
  • July - Private Messaging was launched
  • October - Siterubix.com hosting platform was officially launched

2014:

  • May - Bookmark function was added

2015:

  • June - SiteComment was launched

2016:

  • January - SiteDomain was launched
  • March - Enabled domain transfer into WA

2017:

  • January - FREE SSL certificate was launched for all Premium members
  • Many more updates in training, design and mobile friendliness
  • SiteSpeed coming up soon!

Conclusion

Kyle and Carson are really passionate in making Wealthy Affiliate a better place every single day for anyone to have an opportunity to find success online. I'm really grateful for that!

Please leave in the comments below for any new updates you know so that I can add them to the list.

Last but not least, WA only offers you a great opportunity but you are the one who has to take actions.

If you're already a WA member, rest assured that you are in good hands. Have confidence in the platform and take consistent actions to build your own successful online business.

If you're not yet a WA member, why not give Free Starter Membership a try?

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derekmarshal Premium
This could be updated a little bit Jerry, 2017 (month?) Jaaxy Integrated into Wealthy Affiliate Platform

Site content Platform with 1m+ royalty-free images added 2017

2018 May - Wealthy Affiliate platform upgrade to new look and enhanced functionality.

2019 - March/April Integration of Affiliate Program Finder

Live Webinars launched June 2012

Great post jerry!

Can anyone recall any particular upgrades and developments with dates to WA platform?
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Dashnow Premium
Very helpful for my WA review.
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JerryHuang Premium
Nice!
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amexrn Premium
Thanks a lot Jerry. I am writing my review for WA (following the AB) and this is really very helpful. Kind regards, Arline
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JerryHuang Premium
That’s awesome. Glad that this helps :)
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DigiBeav Premium
This was absolutely helpful for me while I was researching for my website content. Thank you so much Jerry!
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure:)
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mergie1 Premium
Very interesting read, thanks Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome!
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Marcus1978 Premium
It's a great overview, and it does highlight just how much Kyle and Carson achieved.

However, I was briefly a member in 2009, and they had a thing called NicheQ, where we would get access to one new niche information pack each month. That's not mentioned on the infographic. That makes me wonder what else has been missed.
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JerryHuang Premium
I see. That's interesting. Thanks for the info Marcus!
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MKearns Premium
Good rendition Jerry. Great to have a WA bio!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Michael!
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jtaienao Premium
Thank you for sharing this with us Jerry. Great research on your part.
Jerome
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome Jerome!
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Nikosth Premium
Also did you know that Kyle's brother is also a member here at WA?
He goes by the name El-jefe-Kyle.

I am joking they are not brothers but if you check his profile he kind of looks like Kyle. Doesn't he?
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JerryHuang Premium
I can't find this person...
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Nikosth Premium
Just type el jefe kyle. Without the dashes.
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha I found it. Yea, looks a bit alike...
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DaveSw Premium
This is really good work on your part and thanks for adding it here...Cheers! Dave : )
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JerryHuang Premium
No problem. You're welcome Dave!
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Loes Premium
This is a truly great and up to date infographic and Wealthy Affiliate history Jerry, thank you for sharing!
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome Loes!
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DeeMoi Premium
Wow, great Jerry, thanks!

This is so inspiring, I mean Kyle & Carson already have the greatest online marketing platform in the world....But they do not rest on it. They try to get a better platform every day. And that's exactly what I and all others who want to be successful have to do :) Thanks for that!

And finally I know the full name of Kyle and Carson! Now I can sleep at night :D
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, I just knew their full name also! I bet a lot of the members here don't know as well...
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WilliamBH Premium
Thanks Jerry .. really interesting. Cheers, William.
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JerryHuang Premium
No problem!
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clemz Premium
Awesome!
Thanks for sharing.
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome:)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Interesting and excellent research, Keep up the inspiring work Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you:)
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SondraM Premium
Jerry, this is really interesting. Thank you for sharing it. I didn't realize how many improvements have been made in the last year or so.
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome! WA is simply awesome!
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