Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

Last Update: July 07, 2016

Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

If you're looking to get rich quick then yes Wealthy Affiliate is a scam .......

If you're willing to work hard on your website, learn with the exceptional training and get involved with the wonderful community then no Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam!

If you are just now signing up with WA then get involved, Have a real good look around and you will see that this is absolutely the best place to be to learn how to generate a legit income online.

The reason that some feel that WA is a scam is because they sign up and don't show up - It is easy to sign up and to not do anything then to make themselves feel better they simply say that it's a scam.

It happens within the online networking community to many other companies as well and not just to Wealthy Affiliate

When you not only sign up but show up then you will see that WA is indeed legit and not a scam.

Thank you Friends for taking the time to view and comment below with how long that You have been with Wealthy Affiliate and your experience so far.

Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

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TommyK Premium
I've been here for almost a year and my progress has been slow. I arrived with the most basic knowledge of how to use a computer and an ignorant opinion of ploughing through everything and making a ton of money in no time at all.
Thankfully I came to my senses not long after joining and to be quite honest, I am delighted at how much I've learned here so far. I look forward daily to learning and now have many ideas as to how I can be of help to folks once I've completed the bootcamp and started my own niche website.
So, my opinion is that it is only a scam if you can't figure out how to use all this wonderful information.
JasonJoz Premium
Working hard at affiliate marketing is the greatest. The harder you work, the more you earn. It's like giving yourself a raise!

Work at a job for years, and you may never get promoted, and that's IF there are higher up positions at your job. Some jobs have salary caps, so you may never earn more than you already are earning.

I'll stick with WA and affiliate marketing. The sky is the limit!

Or is it?...
sitebuilder Premium
Well, there are many perspectives of the same proposition. I believe that there is the truth and there are versions of the same event. The actual truth, sometimes, is never known.
To establish whether WA is a scam or not, I think, the simplest process is to honestly assess if what is being delivered or made available, to the customer, is what was read, and most importantly, understood as being offered. In simple terms is one getting what was expected.
I have not had the time to devote myself to WA, but I don't think I was ever promised a get rich quick formula.
WA should provide a foundation which will be one's starting point and from there each one will create one's path.
That is what I thought was being sold.
Just as an example. I found out that I went to the same school, at the same time, with one of the biggest local billionaires went. I cant remember if we attend the same class. I know we both had the same amount of hours since, yet our paths are so distinctly different from the financial perspective.
At the end it is entirely up to each one to decide how to chase their objectives.
I suggest work hard at it and decide what you want.
It is your life and I think WA should get you moving in the right direction.
Bea40 Premium
Very well said :0) Bea
Becka56 Premium
WA does not promise you to get rich quick. To the contrary in fact. I remember in the very beginning being told it was not going to do that. It is a teaching program and support network. They would teach me how to set up and manage my own web site, help me with questions I have and I'd have plenty of support when I needed it. That's what I've experienced so far too.
bill808 Premium
I would turn that around. Know what your want. Then work hard to succeed.

My definition of a scam is an obvious, or not so obvious, ponzi scheme or an MLM that generates it money through recruitment rather than product sales. Often a product of questionable value is used to mask a recruitment scam. In affiliate marketing, make sure the product you are promoting has quality and value. Buy it, use it and if you find value, promote it.

In WA we have lots of training and support and most of us try to be as helpful as possible. WA training is based on the input of some master marketers. If you act on the training you get here you will not go wrong. At less than $50/mo with no upsells, WA is a bargain.
lynnsam61 Premium
Definitely not a scam. First of all its free to start and the benefits of paying for premium (if you choose to do so) are an incredible value. No scam is going to tell you up front that it takes a lot of hard work to succeed. People are unusually honest here which I think we all appreciate!
MyraBeth Premium
Yep, this takes work. NOPE, you can't join WA and then, just magically, make money.

This is not a winning lottery ticket. Sorry.

This is BUSINESS and just like a brick and mortar business, it takes time to build a solid foundation, and takes time to build up the income.
jdlovel Premium
I agree, Just because I have not learned how to effectively promote or earned money with a system or product does not mean the product is a scam. Or because it is MLM doesn't make it a "ponzi scheme" etc etc However, I would like to add, that doing negative reviews on products that one has absolutely no experience with or that they may have failed to earn money with, only to redirect to a product that they still haven't really made any serious money with is worse. I would call them scammers and the really get under my skin. It took me a while to learn that experience might be costly but is still the best teacher and listening to nay sayers will keep you broke and often times not taking the risk involved to really make money online.
AlexEvans Premium
Classic Tony, it depends on how you define scam it is a term that is so widely used that it is becoming one of those words that have multiple meanings. For me, talking in terms of online endeavors if I expend time, money or both and can not create a return on that investment or at the very least break even then it is a scam.
Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam,I have done a few costing's based on the resources and benefits that I get from WA, I would be paying more than my yearly fee to be a member on a weekly basis to get the same benefits from the wider internet, off the dial mate and the way the platform is evolving the ROI from being a member is growing exponentially.You are pulling our legs surely.
KarinKnoetze Premium
Great post Tony. Wow! Just realized I am with WA now for almost 5 months! Time flies hey when your having fun. WA is defnitely NOT a scam as it delivers on all its promises. I am so thankful for everything I am learning here. Definitely everything I enrolled for and so much more! Thanks WA!
theresroth Premium
I have not been using these great tools to the extent that I could have, but that is definately not WA's fault!

Sometimes one does not focus properly for personal and time reasons, and success takes longer to come.....

For me, one of the most important realizations has been to focus on only one site for the time being, till I get truly sorted out in many areas.

All opportunities and education are always there, waiting, there is never a lack there........
GrahamS Premium
I am starting to dislike the word scam...It is too broad a term these days and used very loosely. Some people think that if a program isn't perfect or making them lots of money almost instantly then it is a scam. The word scam is also an overused keyword to get people to check out their offer or blog. And it still works. it got me to read this post. LOL. I have been a member for 2 years and WA is in a league of its own. A true online home and awesome community.
HPrimer Premium
WA delivers on the precise promises that it makes when one signs up for free exposure. The decision to become a Premium Member is entirely left to each individual after whatever period of exposure that they desire to ascertain the legitimacy of the claims made. If someone has the idea that by signing up at WA the treasure chest of cash flow will be thrown open to them, then they are creating that illusion on their own and from their own distorted information.
Maria1503 Premium
to make a change in one's life requieres determination to take action and take risks, change the inner chip from passive to action mode. WA is a great site that gives you tools to go forward and never stop because it comes with knowledge and teaches you how to apply it
Walkes2 Premium
WA is not a scam no way. I came to WA from a scam scheme and I would the difference. The things you learn on here you cannot put a value on so even if you don't make money you have had a sound education and solid foundation. As you say all you need do is turn up and put the effort in.
shashe Premium
They have excellent training waiting right here to take advantage of everything so if you don't show up and use it then you don't get the benefits so it does not work for you and then you cry scam. However if you do then your success depends on you learning and working. Just like it does in anything in life.
RogerSleep Premium
I agree that nothing happens without putting in the effort. I have been a member for two months now and am going slowly with the courses and lessons (now on course 2 lesson 6) which for two months you may think is slow. I am also running a small business so am struggling with my time management. I love the community, the comments and the blogs. My prime concern is that most of the time I have no clue what the other members are talking about with their questions! Hopefully knowledge comes with time. If it was a scam I don't think the community would be so active or helpful. I am looking forward to becoming at least a little knowledgeable!
stevecox Premium
Tony - Thanks for the post. Do the research, REAL research, like several days worth and anyone will find that WA is not a SCAM!

WA is no more of a scam that being in the following fields:
Government (Federal, State, Local)
Information Technology
Well, the list could go on for pages as everyone knows.

Frankly, we could say the entire planet and universe are scams.

The point is that there are some people who will say that if they don't get instant results because we are accustomed to instant gratification in our world...........something is a SCAM.

My take - If you don't get off your A#* and WORK - YOU are a scam.

Oops, did I say all of that out loud!

Hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY!

kathyp Premium
Thank you for posting this - I agree that there are many people who sign up for things, thinking that they can earn money by doing nothing, and then complain when it doesn't happen. I've been absent for 6 months because my college work overwhelmed me and I needed to finish my course. Now I have finished, have achieved my qualification, and am eager to get on with the Courses that I started and, sadly, had to leave. So I will be trying to get more involved from hereon in, and looking forward to trying to earn some money eventually.
TonyHamilton Premium
Welcome back Kathy, We look forward to networking with you my Friend!
melanieJ Premium
I see it as an educational company, it teaches a person to build a successful online business. It's totally that persons choice to use the training or not. It costs pretty much the same as a gym membership per month. Are gyms a scam?? Plus there is no yearly contract. It's totally not a scam, but I agree it's not a get rich quick thing .
TonyHamilton Premium
Some do say that gym memberships are scams because as you said, some sign up there and don't show up either Melanie.

Thank You for sharing the comparison my Friend,