Which countries are excluded from the free WA membership?

Last Update: April 26, 2019

It turned out that this is a very helpful blog, because I understand that I can congratulate these countries that they have been admitted to the free starter membership of Wealthy Affiliate

The fortunated countries are:

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

I am very pleased that they are allowed to the free starter membership again.

Still Blacklisted

  • Nigeria is blacklisted and banned for normal access. However, they can get access through a VPN account.


    "A
    VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites."

    Complimenting blog of Jivita

    Is it true? So happy!

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    Kyle Premium Featured Comment
    Nigeria is the only location that cannot create free accounts. The rest of the countries can create free Starter memberships.
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    Loes Premium
    Hi Kyle, are they able to open an account anyway, or are they block from here totally?
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    Anjeri Premium
    Thanks Kyle for this, I never got the opportunity to open a free account went straight to premium but it will help when trying to get my friends and family to join here in Kenya.
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    mikebeatty Premium
    Hi Kyle, so is it possible for people in Nigeria to get a paid account using a VPN?
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    PeteWeaver Premium
    I Loes,

    It's been a long time. good to see that you're still here. I've been blind for two years and had terrible people in my home and couldn't continue here at Wealthy Affiliate.

    My sight is back 😂

    I'm glad that Wealthy Affiliate is able to expand and now giving other countries a chance to join. It's a blessing.

    Thank you for the post

    Pete Weaver
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    Loes Premium
    Hi Pete, how nice for you 😀 yes, I am here daily, just not as active as I used to be
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    PMindra Premium
    Hi, Loes.
    Thank you for this update.

    Before I go making changes to my site, I'm going to wait to hear from Kyle and my original question to him. I wouldn't mind also learning about 'Why the change of heart.'

    It seems like a tremendous step forward. Might make for a good story.

    Thanks again,

    Paul.
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    Loes Premium
    Kyle just replied below Paul
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    PMindra Premium
    Cheers.
    Paul.
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    PMindra Premium
    Hi, Loes.
    Kyle's reply was there below yesterday.
    It does not appear to be there today.
    Am I missing something here.

    I just want to update my website with some facts.

    Sorry for the bother.

    Paul.
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    Loes Premium
    Yes, he replied, he is mia
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    MikaelM Premium
    Is this something you have an official statement about somewhere Loes?

    Because seems like there is not a definite answer in the comments below but would be really great to have confirmed if NG is really the only country that can not get the free starter membership now.

    Thanks
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    Loes Premium
    No, not from Kyle or Carson, I got the link from Cyberjaze to Jivita's blog
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    Loes Premium
    Kyle just replied below
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    MikaelM Premium
    That is great to get it confirmed from Kyle as well. Thanks Loes.
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    williewade4 Premium
    I how can I change this strugglewithbills.siterubix.com sitebubix.com don't how this happen but want let me edited my about be post site support suggest I change can someone help me
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    Loes Premium
    Your site can not be reached, you need to contact support, site is down
    https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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    Sruffey Premium
    Good answer Loes that is the only thing to do, you are very smart!
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    laparra1 Premium
    Good evening Loes,

    The misbehavior of a few make a whole vcountry suffer? That is rather hard I think.

    Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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    Loes Premium
    Nigeria, and a few? They made it their profession there.
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    Brenda63 Premium
    Agreed!
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    damienwealth Premium
    Yeah, saw a documentation about scammers in Nigeria. The problem is they are poor, they don't have any money and don't know what they do. That's why they are scamming. FB groups are full of these scammers lol
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    Bimby Premium
    You're right! There are only a few bad eggs but the entire country is paying for it. So sad.
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    laparra1 Premium
    Good Morning Beatrice,

    Thank you for your message. This reminded me of school. One of the children would do something naughty and the whole class was punished.

    Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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    Bimby Premium
    Good morning to you dear. Yes I remember those school days too. The whole class was punished and I was one of the quiet ones. It was not funny at all!
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    lesabre Premium
    Wow that is good to know. Thank you.
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    Loes Premium
    Yes, I am very pleased to hear this too
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    Sruffey Premium
    Great FYI I just wonder why India for on the list, we are losing a lot of potential members, but rules are rules. Thanks for giving me the information on this subject. Please like my comments, thanks Sruffey.
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    Loes Premium
    It seems that things have changed, I will rewrite this blog
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    Sruffey Premium
    What has changed?
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    Loes Premium
    All countries are accepted again to the WA free starter membership, except Nigeria, they are blocked to any membership and can not enter the WA platform
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    Sruffey Premium
    Nigeria should be excluded from anything online, because it is a nation of scammers. They have no real government and I don't trust anything from that country and Ghana is not much better it should be banned also. Thanks Sruffey for your quick reply.
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    MichalB Premium
    Thank you Loes,

    This is very helpful.
    I think it makes sense to include the list along with the map in the website which promotes WA, as you suggesting.

    Cheers :)
    Mike
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    MichalB Premium
    Oh I see.
    Funny, one guy only yesterday commented on my FB post regarding the WA that he is interested... He is from Nigeria.

    Well, I guess there is a good reason why Nigeria is totally banned.

    Thanks for the update
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    TonyHamilton Premium
    Awesome Update Loes!

    Thank you so much for sharing my friend and also for the amazing map as well!

    It will indeed come in very handy for many of us.

    Tony
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    Brenda63 Premium
    Yes, Nigeria is a banned country for both starter and premium see this blog post link
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    Loes Premium
    Thank you very much, there has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    Brenda63 Premium
    Gotcha it wasn't there before but thanks for revising that.
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    SnazzyIT Premium
    Thanks Loss, this is great info for WA reviews.
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    Loes Premium
    There is some confusion about this in the thread, and before I tell you something wrongly, I like you to follow the conversation below before you take action.
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    suzzziq Premium
    Thank you, Loes
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    Loes Premium
    There is some confusion about this in the thread, and before I tell you something wrongly, I like you to follow the conversation below before you take action.
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    Linda103 Premium
    Thank you very much.
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    Loes Premium
    There is some confusion about this in the thread, and before I tell you something wrongly, I like you to follow the conversation below before you take action.
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    Linda103 Premium
    Will wait and see before using it, thank you.
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    ericcantu Premium
    I'm trying to remember where I read it, but I do remember Kyle himself clarifying (and I only halfway remember this, mind you) that Nigeria was now the only country banned. :)
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    Loes Premium
    I have edited the blog, interesting!
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    Cyberjaze Premium
    I agree. Haven't seen the official announcement but tried it myself in PH and below thread confirms for India as well.
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    Loes Premium
    Thank you, I have edited the blog
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    Bimby Premium
    Thanks for sharing Loes.
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    Loes Premium
    There is some confusion about this in the thread, and before I tell you something wrongly, I like you to follow the conversation below before you take action.
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    Bimby Premium
    Ok thanks Loes.

    You're always so helpful!
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    MKearns Premium
    It's interesting that India is that far gone!
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    Loes Premium
    There is some confusion about this in the thread, and before I tell you something wrongly, I like you to follow the conversation below before you take action.
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    BOOM! Another great resource! Thank you for this updates list WITH map for easy remembering.
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    Loes Premium
    My pleasure sharing Mathew
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    Thank you
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    EHR Premium
    The explanation Cherry, that I read is that some of the countries are very heavy spam generating countries. They hope to discourage people from joining the free portion just to spam us from some of these places. At least that Is what I read. G
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    Loes Premium
    Yes, it has two sides:
    1. to prevent spamming
    2. only seriously sincere inquisitive people from those countries will become members
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    EHR Premium
    Thanks! G
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    Cherry21 Premium
    Why would that be? I thought the free starter is for everyone. I am bit confused on this.

    Thank you.
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    ericcantu Premium
    It's only because of heavy spam and spambots that were coming in from those points is all. A free starter account would be made and then the user or bot would try to blow up the members area with spam. To stop that, the free starter account option was removed from those entry points. I do remember however that Kyle mentioned recently that this has dramatically curbed spam from coming in from most of those points and now only one country (Nigeria?) has a ban.
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    Loes Premium
    Due to real heavy spamming from starter members from these countries, Kyle and Carson decided that people from there only can start with a premium membership.
    Everyone can become a member here, but not everyone can start with the free membership
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    Loes Premium
    There has been some change, please re-read the blog
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    Cyberjaze Premium
    Hi Loes, I read previously that these countries can now register as free member except Nigeria maybe around February 2019.

    Did they reverted the decision?
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    Loes Premium
    Can you lead me to that blog? I haven't heard of that yet
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    damienwealth Premium
    Need to know before updating my WA review :D
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    Cyberjaze Premium
    Here is the link. It's for India but have tried it before in the Philippines.

    Haven't read the official announcement though but some seems to have read the email regarding this.
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    damienwealth Premium
    Was that confirmed by Kyle? Did not find anything about it
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    Cyberjaze Premium
    Haven't seen any confirmation as well. But I tested it myself. I created a test account here in PH and was able to register as free member few months back.

    I wanted to see the official announcement as well.
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    damienwealth Premium
    ok.
    Think will wait a little bit before updating my review with the excluded countries
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    Loes Premium
    Thank you very much, that's great news! I will rewrite my blog
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    damienwealth Premium
    Shouldn't we wait to be sure about that???
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    Loes Premium
    You're the best, thank you! I have changed the blog
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    damienwealth Premium
    What for a coinsidence. I was just looking for the excluded countries lol. Thank you very much Loes 😊
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    Loes Premium
    You're very welcome:)
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