Wealthy Affiliate Q&A

Last Update: May 07, 2017

What Is Wealthy Affiliate?

Mainly it is a platform where users can learn how to start and run a successful affiliate marketing business - or many forms of online business, as the training is helpful in so many ways. It is also a very active community of members who help each other to succeed.

When Did Wealthy Affiliate First Launch?

It was launched way back in 2005 by 2 college buddies named Kyle and Carson. After 12 years in the business, Wealthy Affiliate has evolved into one of the very best and most comprehensive training platforms and communities on the internet. There really is no better place for beginners (and those with experience) to learn how to run a profitable online business.

What Are the Benefits of Becoming a Member of Wealthy Affiliate?

There are many benefits, great and small, but the number one benefit when you first join up is gaining access to their fantastic training. There are 2 official training course:

  1. Online Entrepreneur Certification
  2. Affiliate Bootcamp

There is also loads of other training created by WA, as well as by its members.

The second most important benefit, and something that is very long term in its value, is the community. Everyone is active, helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable. The community ranges from beginners right through to seasoned online marketing professionals.

Do I Need To Be a Writer To Create Good Content?

Although writing skills are certainly useful, they are not mandatory. What's most important is believing in what you are doing and having a passion for the subject you are writing about. The more believable you are, the more successful you will be. People don't make purchases based on whether they think you are a good writer. They base it on trust.

If you really feel like you are struggling with the writing process, you can always outsource to writers on places like Fiverr.

But I'm Not a Tech Expert. How Can I Create a Website?

The majority of people who join Wealthy Affiliate are not tech experts. In fact, many of them have never created a website before. That's the great thing about the training here. It takes you through this process a step at a time and the lessons are very easy to follow. People of all ages and from all walks of life join Wealthy Affiliate every day.

Will I Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?

If you follow the training and put the work in, remain dedicated and persevere, yes you can definitely make money and, over time, possibly even replace your current job and beyond.

Some people use their affiliate marketing business as a part-time venture to supplement their regular income. Others turn it into a fulltime business. Some even go on to make really big money.

There are now over 3 billion active internet users worldwide, so that's a massive marketplace!

How Much Does It Cost to Join Wealthy Affiliate?

Initial membership is free, and Starter Members can remain free for as long as they desire. However, there are definite advantages to upgrading to a paid membership, which allows users to complete all the training and have continued access to everything the platform has to offer. Premium Membership can either be paid monthly at $49 per month, or yearly at $359 per year.

Is a Credit Card Required to Join?

No, it's not. When you sign on as a free member, you don't input any credit card details. You simply fill in details like username and password and you're good to go. It's only if and when you decide to upgrade your membership are credit card details required.

Will I Need to Work At It to Make Money?

Everything in life requires some work and effort, and online business is no different. Too many people quit too soon because they expect to make instant money with very little effort.

Nothing really works that way. Any programs out there that state you can make a fortune at the push of a button are scams.

Like any business, setting up a successful affiliate marketing business online requires learning, effort and dedication to see it through. Everyone can be successful if they are first shown how, and then follow through with a commitment to succeed.

Does Wealthy Affiliate Have Its Own Affiliate Program?

Yes, there is an affiliate program if you decide you want to promote Wealthy Affiliate rather than focus on another niche based around your passion. Everyone can recommend WA to friends or on social media, even if they don't actively promote WA.

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth Joining?


If you want to establish a business online that can lead to true lifestyle freedom, regular income and a happier life overall, then definitely join Wealthy Affiliate and do the training. You'll have fun and make money along the way.

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MKearns Premium
A good FAQ review Darren.
sherlock77 Premium
Thanks Michael
MaryannM62 Premium
I like the part about not having to be a tech expert. Me!
drcmaint Premium
Very good this. Thanks.
susanmacneil Premium
Nicely done! You gave a very thorough write up on WA.
sherlock77 Premium
Cheers :)
Loes Premium
Very nice said Darren, in addition to your blog here is my FAQ training for people who have actually joined Wealthy Affiliate.
sherlock77 Premium
Sounds really good Loes. I like your training on it.
Loes Premium
Thanks:) Nice to hear, Darren