Wealthy Affiliate BBB Rating

Last Update: December 17, 2018

I was shocked when I went on the BBB website and saw that Wealthy Affiliate was marked as F.

I definitely wrote a review stating my personal experiences and facts about Wealthy Affiliate.

  • There is Step by Step Training available to those who are new to Affiliate Marketing and even to those that are not new and just want to make sure that they are on the right track.
  • The Step by Step Training creates qualified and educated Affiliate Marketers for companies to work with.
  • The community is full of good, SUPER COOL vibes and every one here uplifts one another and each one of us wants to see each other be successful.

If you're paying for the training and you're new to Affiliate Marketing, you're definitely paying for Quality. I paid my $19 because I appreciate all the hard work Kyle and Carson put into creating the videos plus I do need advise on getting traffic to my site and getting sales . I just wanted to make sure I was doing everything correctly and I paid as a Thank You.

I hope to see in the future that Wealthy Affiliate is marked with an A+ because that is what is deserved here .

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WriterLynn Premium
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks a ton, Nicole! I knew that something like that was going on!
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Carson Premium Plus
Our official BBB rating for our company Niche Marketing Inc is a B+ and we have a great relationship with our BBB rep here in Victoria BC. No, we are not accredited because we simply haven’t jumped through the hoops or paid the sticker price for higher rankings. That said, we have had 8 complaints in the past 3 years. All resolved in record speed.

Wherever you are looking at a BBB rating where it’s showing an F, is not our official BBB profile. We only manage one profile and it is below. Unmanaged BBB profiles automatically get F ratings as there is no one available to reply if there are questions. No response to an inquiry is the worst thing for a bbb rating.

Here is our BBB, feel free to leave a review as others have.

https://www.bbb.org/ca/bc/victoria/profile/web-hosting/niche-marketing-inc-0047-30334507

Carson
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Swangirl Premium
I saw the B+ when I was looking around before I signed up in 2016. I will definitely leave a good review!
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for the clarification Carson. I'm happy that the actual rating for WA is as good as you say and that the relationship with the BBB is good.

However, there are so many other business owners that are actually forced to pay for a membership with the BBB in order to become accredited, as per a few videos that I have watched and official investigations and interview with the President of the BBB, who couldn't answer a lot of questions.

If not, then maybe I am under the wrong understanding...? This is one of the few videos that I saw about this and if you can let us know anything at all about it, please do!

https://youtu.be/Yo8kfV9kONw

Like so many others, I would like to believe that we can trust the BBB, but after seeing so much evidence that points AGAINST the BBB, I'm not so sure anymore.

Would really appreciate a clarification!
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RDulloo Premium
It's sad but the reason that WA is marked as an F is because they were probably ASKED to pay a fee to become A+ rating but refused to do so.

The BBB should not be trusted because they actually make money from businesses paying them to become A+ or to maintain their A+ rating.

Many of the A+ ratings are due to the fact that businesses are forced to pay the fee in order to get the rating or to maintain it.

This is very dishonest on the BBB's part, and very unethical.

There are a lot of legit programs on the BBB that are marked as an F and that's the reason why. They refused to pay the fee and the BBB thinks that by giving these companies an F, that they would want to change their ratings and give the BBB what they want.
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MikaelM Premium
That is a disturbing business model by a trusted site. Thanks for letting us know to be aware of this when checking BBB
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Precious09 Premium
That makes me sad because I like to be able to trust companies like that :(
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Swangirl Premium
This is really important information to share. Thank you for putting this out there! I had not thought of that in regard to WA!
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Carson Premium Plus
Yes, BBB is like many businesses where you can buy ratings. See my featured reply above. Our official BBB rating is a B+ and it’s only a B+ because of the category we are in.
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Kyle Premium Plus
I wrote an article on BBB and how their business operates several years ago. Although they offer a service that many people trust, you can literally "buy" ratings.

There have been many high profile, and awesome companies that have voiced their concerns about this (as they have collectively refused to pay for "accreditation").

We do have a good relationship with BBB and as Carson mentioned, we have a B+ rating (could buy for higher rating), and we answer every complaint on there, and have only 8 (yes, EIGHT) complaints in the last 3 years.

The truth of the matter. We lead this industry because we care about people and we put you first. We will continue to exhibit this behaviour moving forward. ;)
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Swangirl Premium
I looked at the rating before I signed up here too. I saw the B+. I know to take their ratings with a grain of salt however.

Thanks Kyle.
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RDulloo Premium
Thank you, Kyle!!
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