Wealthy Affiliate Is A Scam or Affiliate Marketing Is A Scam

Last Update: June 29, 2018

I have never heard of this phrase, Wealthy Affiliate is a Scam or Affiliate Marketing is a Scam, so much until people found out that I am a member of the Wealthy Affiliate. You probably experience the same.

But when I asked those people: Why are you saying that?

These are the three top answers that I got:

  1. You know, is like MLM.
  2. Nobody makes any money doing that.
  3. I heard someone loss all his/her money joining Wealthy Affiliate.

I have a very simple respond to each answer.

First, I would say, “you know, what you just told me is a legal business activity under the laws, Right?”


  • You know, is like MLM


Have you ever heard of Avon and Mary Kay? A billion dollars MLM businesses, and last time I checked, they are still in business and doing well. There must be something wrong here. What am I missing? Do you have any first-hand knowledge of their Scam activity?

  • Nobody makes money doing that

Whose are you kidding? Do you see my Mercedes Benz? You know, here is a picture of my beach condo. Do you know how I make my money?

Representing online businesses, and many of my clients involve in some types of affiliate marketing.

Ever heard of a Guy name Jeff Bezos? He is now the richest man in the world, and guess what, his company is involved with affiliate marketing too.

The people that did not make money in affiliate marketing are mostly losers. I hope you’re not one of them. Lol.

  • I heard someone loss all his/her money joining Wealthy Affiliate

How much money did he lose?

Answer: A few hundred.

A few hundred, lol, what in the world is a person with only a few hundred dollars going into business?

Answer: No, he has a lot of money. He only lost a few hundred dollars.

Well, then he must be a dumb business owner. Most successful business owners that I know and represent, they are working very hard, and most of them put everything they have into their business. As a matter of facts, I know several of them right now moving back with their parents because they just sold their house or car to invest into the business. None of them run around crying, I got scammed. Do you know why? Because they are the true entrepreneur. They understand that there is a big chance that they will lose everything, and I mean everything, by going into business. My friend, that is the nature of starting your own business. If you are not ready to lose your investment, then stay out of the business world. It is not for you.

I just want to share with you my fascinating experience for the last two months. It is also a way to show you how I respond to these negative criticisms. People that are saying these things to you are not the true business owner. They do not see a business as an opportunity, but a scam or a failure.

You will be successful in life, because you are the true spirit of an entrepreneur.

by

Onlinebzdog

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PMbaluka Premium
People like reaping where they've never sown, earning without working. In WA, it's simply work to earn that's all. Anyone who joins and expects to earn overnight will simply call WA a scam.
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Wealth2018 Premium
From what I understand, Affiliate Marketing and MLM are two entirely different entities. Here is just one article but there are several more on the internet.

http://www.affiliateseeking.com/ashow/17.html


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OnlineBzDog Premium
Yes, they are different. However, neither business structure is a scam. Some people do not see them that way.
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Wealth2018 Premium
True. I know some very successful Younique reps.
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StanleyLien Premium
Totally and truthfully said.
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi, Joe! Great message behind your article. In fact and unlike some online opportunities that are scams because they're nothing but empty mirages, WA DOES provide everything that a person would need in order to build a profitable online business.

The problem is that it would be up to that person to take the bull by the horns and make something of his/her business. Even being a member of WA none of what you could potentially gain financially is done through magic. You've got to put in the effort as it will not happen any other way.
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OnlineBzDog Premium
Yes, success is determined by your note by others. Great comment.
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davehayes Premium
I agree with Harvey Brown, most stop when they realise they have to do work.Those that do earn well
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Joe, these are people who have not and will not take a risk, but do not want to see you take that risk either. Just keep on doing what you are doing.
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OnlineBzDog Premium
Risk is part of everything we do in life. Most people do not understand that.

Thx.
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Oneilj28 Premium
How can you say you lost your money on WA when you're gaining so much knowledge...love the blog Dog
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OnlineBzDog Premium
These people are looking for a way to blame others for their own failure.
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pinclip Premium
Hey Dog, good read. There will be many that make excuses not to try WA out and kick the tires and for free.
Shields High
reese
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OnlineBzDog Premium
100% in agreement with you.
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LouisaB Premium
Thanks for sharing this post!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi, This is so well put. Thank you, Best wishes, Jill
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OnlineBzDog Premium
Thank you.
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Symanica Premium
You've got Great responses to your doubters
~Shell
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks nice Post!

Wayne
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QAVAVO Premium
Thanks for the positive approach you are instilling to look at those that had scammed me not in a negative way but as part of learning about the business process. but scammers must still be identified for the sake of letting others know
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elores Premium
Thanks for giving me hope that I can make it just as anyone else.
All the best.
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Thanks for your uplifting and encouraging words!
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gjshawk Premium
Good post, OBDog. I haven’t had anyone tell me that WA is a bad business idea yet but I’ll bet there are a lot of competitors wanting to grab some market share by running down WA.
Grant
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OnlineBzDog Premium
You are a lucky man.
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gjshawk Premium
No, just still pretty new at this.
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Steven-A Premium
nice. well said
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OnlineBzDog Premium
Thank you.
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Cath88 Premium
Thanks for sharing that!
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StevenRinker Premium
Great read! Thanks!
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