Success At Wealthy Affiliate. Is it even possible?

Last Update: September 11, 2018

Is it possible to find 'success at Wealthy Affiliate'?

I guess all of us have asked ourselves this question since joining Wealthy Affiliate. I know I have.

After years of searching the net for a legitimate home based business, I had nearly given up when I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate. My first reaction was 'What's the catch?'. I was positive there simply had to be a negative to this online business. Why?

Why Was I so Negative?

About ten years ago I left a well-paid management role in finance due to constant stress (that's another story for another time). I decided at that point in my life that I no longer wanted to work for companies that required you to sign a work contract that had a 24/7 availability clause. After all, I had children and grandchildren.

So I search the web for a job I could undertake from home and preferably on the computer, as this is what I felt most comfortable doing.

I tried out various MLM companies and soon learned that you received very little income for lots of expenditure.

I was also sick of having to try to sell these over inflated, pricey, products to my family and friends. All the companies I dealt with were the same. The usual order of things was that you had to sell a product that nearly always cost around $200 a month. You would need to buy that product yourself on auto ship. Then you had to convince others to do the same thing.

Needless to say that very few people ever made money doing this. I remember Amway bringing out a statement that said their average distributor earned $207 a year in 2015.

They took me for a ride.

Eventually I gave up on the MLM companies. Now, I must add here that I didn't consider any of them to be scammers. They were all legit. It was just impossible to succeed financially with them.

So I went on to my next adventure, which was centered around affiliate marketing. Stupid me fell for the wrong company. I won't mention there name here because I don't want to be sued. But I do consider them to be scammers.

What were they all about? Well you could build your own website for next to nothing. You just had to pay a small joining fee, which I did. I think it was around $100.

Then I was given my very own coach who would help me set up a lucrative website that was geared towards selling affiliate products.

After several weeks I received a phone call from my coach who informed me that if I wanted the site to be successful I should pay another $500 and they could take me to the next level. I don't remember all the details but when I hesitated he said it was important that I speak to someone higher up in the chain.

I waited on hold for about twenty minutes, after all the man higher up was very important. When he came on the phone he was very pleasant and very convincing. He convinced me that I was special, and had a gift for this industry. I forked out another $500.

Several months later and some $3000 dollars out-of-pocket, I finally realized I'd been conned.

Success At Wealthy Affiliate.

Several years later I had almost given up of my dreams about working from home. I believed that the net was full of scammers. Believe me it really is.

Then I came across a post that mentioned Wealthy Affiliate. You could start for free. You would receive 2 free sites. Training was also available for free.

So What's The Catch?

Good question, I asked myself that for many days. Then one day I decided to have another look at the post. It also stated that you could choose to become a premium member for $19.99 the first month and then $49.00 each month after that. This allows you to have

1). 25 Free Web sites using your own domain names.

2). 25 free rub ix sites with free domain names.

3). Heaps and Heaps of Training.

4). Free Email Accounts.

5). An interactive social platform. Where you can make friends and receive more training... and ask as many questions as you like.

6). a choice of hundreds of different Website themes.

Everything sounded too good to be true. I was still very cautious and decided that I would join up and have a good look at the free sites.

When my account was set up I made sure I explored every part of it thoroughly before proceeding. I really wanted this to work and be the answer to all my dreams, but I was still hesitant.

So I started the training. They give you the first level of training free, and it's divided into 10 segments.

They Convinced Me.

When I was completing my first lot of lessons I learned that there exists a very interactive membership within WA. They were all willing to help me with my many questions, and many even provided further training. WOW!! I loved this place.

By the time I had finished the 10th segment of level 1, I was convinced. This is exactly what I'm looking for.

At this point I no longer had any reservations. I made the decision to go Premium.

WOW!!! WOW!! WOW!!! Did I say I love this place?

Nearly three months later I am working on my second website and already contemplating a third in conjunction with my daughter.. My site is up and running, looks great, and now has about 15 articles added.

I have made many friends at WA. All have been very helpful. I'm at the stage now where I love meeting new members and helping them in return.

SO DON'T HESITATE..

Go ahead and give WA a try. You have absolutely nothing to lose and lots to gain.

==>Click this link to have a look<==

All the Best. Jim

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JessicaGuz13 Premium
It's so interesting to read just how many of us at some point in our lives have either been scammed or have spent an unresonable amount of money on one MLM or another without much success. Life is truly a learning curve in every aspect and I love how everyones mistakes and successes combine here to offer so many incredible LIFE lessons. There must be thousands upon thousands. As I see it, it's an absolute treasure trove which I'm soaking in every day.

Wonderful read Jim!
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NWTDennis Premium
Been there done that Jim ... many here in the community have. It's all about the 'Up Sell'. Kind of a 'hook em then book em' scheme.

That's one of the reasons WA is so different. Kyle and Carson are two of the most genuine young entrepreneurs you will ever meet. No hidden agendas.

You might be interested in reading Kyle's opinion of the MLM business model.
http://waystoavoidscamsonline.com/i-confidently-can-say-mlm-multi-level-marketing-is-a-scam

WA is so different I had to kind of pinch myself in the beginning. I started very hesitantly wondering when the Up Sell would come along.

BTW, the way you've shared your site is pretty close to one of Kyle's No No's. You've probably not seen this before: The appropriate way to share your sites is like Kyle does in the right side bar of his Profile page at the bottom.
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JKulk1 Premium
I haven't actually shared my site. I have done what I was told is allowed. I used the affiliate link given to us here on the profile page. My affiliate site is far from ready as I am concentrating on my own site. Jim
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smokeywins Premium
I've been through my fair share of schemes. Luckily none that required me to spend that much out of pocket, although I did have a stint as an Avon rep, where I spent more on the product than I earned. I've been with WA for 9 years already, and through that time life has gotten in the way multiple times. But no matter where things were I always made sure my membership here was paid each month, as I knew this was the one path to success when I could find the time needed to dedicate to it. I love getting the notifications that my content has been indexed, proof that I am moving in the right direction towards financial freedom.
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JKulk1 Premium
I just love WA. Jennifer,
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marycmiller Premium
You are doing great here Jim. I never was in a scam before coming here but I did review a few. And like you, when I stumbled on WA I was looking for the catch. About 4 months after I joined my daughter decided she wanted to join, I was skeptical and then I realized I still worried it was not legit, so I told her this and she decided to try anyway. Her reaction was different, she wondered why I was still worried. This in itself calmed me down. I love it here, I was just worried about the booby-trap in the closet. Guess it doesn't exist. LOL
Mary
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JKulk1 Premium
I know what you mean. After being scammed it's hard to trust again. Jim
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Jim,
I think if I told my story with MLMs and Intent marketing scammers, people would think we were twins. We have had the same experiences.

Sue and I joined WA at The Starter Level for about 3 days and decided right away that the Premium level was a good deal. It still is.

For over 3 years now we have really enjoyed Wealthy Affiliate. It is the best internet affiliate marketing training site in the world.

Best wishes for your continued success.

Bill & Sue
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Bill and Sue. Thanks for your comments. Jim
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nsilva2270 Premium
I had researched internet businesses off an on for years. I was always very skeptical of all the "get rich quick" schemes. One day I signed up for a "free" seminar from a YouTube source. I was all ready to watch it and while I was waiting, I did some research on this YouTube presenter. In the process of doing that, I came across a video from my WA sponsor. He was very informative and actually gave some insight into the company that was presenting the seminar I had signed up for. He was so compelling that I pursued his recommendation, which of course WA. The rest is history. I tell him all the time how grateful I am that I ran across him and WA. It was like a dream come true. The training is phenomenal and I'm really excited to FINALLY be able to pursue my dream of having my own internet business.
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Nance. All dreams have to start somewhere, and WA is such a great place to start. Jim
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CandP Premium
Loved reading your story, Jim.
We are so glad you found WA and that you feel happy with what you are learning and accomplishing. This is the real deal here!
Colette and Philip
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Colette and Philip. It certainly is the real deal, and people like yourself encourage me to stay. Jim
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kpercival55 Premium
Thanks Jim, your post is spot on.
My own experience mirrors yours to a T. I’m still working on my and learning through training and loving every minute.
I look forward to hearing more from you.
KyleAnn
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Kyle Ann. Lets all make this work. Jim
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AffMktgRt Premium
Great post Jim, including the compare and contrast with prior bad experiences.

Best of luck.

Blessings!
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Gabriel.
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firstlearn Premium
I love the way your enthusiasm shone through, Jim.

Derek
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Derek.
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newlive Premium
Hi Jim, I was waiting for the BUT to come through there...lol.... good story by the way....yes indeed this is the place to be it does take time, I think the moral of the story is ...the training is here and the tools, but you have to put it all together and make it work by following the example already set..congrats to you for sticking around..
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Gus
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CoraMitchell Premium
So happy for you!

Here’s to success!

Cora
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Cora
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AngieKitts Premium
Am grateful for wealthy affiliate
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JKulk1 Premium
So am I Angie.
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rubanzema Premium
We have all been there Jim. Glad we found WA,.
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Emmanual.
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Happy2Learn Premium
Well said Jim. I hope it all works out for you.
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Glenys. I know it will.
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JonLake Premium
Great review Jim. You should definitely be using this to get new referrals.
Wishing you every success
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JKulk1 Premium
Thanks Jonathan.
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