1. Rab

    I am glad that I have found Wealthy Affiliate at the lowest point of time in my life. Therefore, I would like to share my own story of how I stumbled upon WA. 

    So basically, I wanted to choose a career in the Medical field but sadly, my parents are not very rich to fund my school fees for 7 years if I were to go that route. I wasn’t interested in anything else besides being a doctor and even though I did well in school, what’s the point if I can’t get my dream career? There I was, feeling discouraged as always. 

    At this point, I had lost all interest in becoming a doctor and wanted to give up studying because I wasn’t feeling it anymore. I then used my phone and did my own thing until I stumbled upon a spam ad about a stay at home mum that earns 10k per month and she is now happy that she gets to enjoy the benefits of financial freedom by spending more time with her daughter. 

    I know that this is just a made up story to entice unsuspecting newbies like me to spend money on a scam so of course, I didnt pay a penny but I knew that earning that amount of money from home is possible but I didnt know how and the exact terms for it. I did not know anything about internet marketing at all. I then decided to do a search on google for make money online programs or courses etc and came across so many fake ones out there. 

    I was literally jumping from scams to scams (I didnt have the money to pay for these scams so I didnt lose any, thankfully) and decided to just give up and cry. I then decided to click on another link in the search results and came across a WA review landing page and how WA changed his life etc. I was still skeptical at first but since the starter membership is $0 and I had NOTHING to lose, I decided to give it a try and I am glad that I did. I really am so happy and I appreciate online business platforms that are very HONEST and GENUINE and the fact that there are no upsells is what impressed me the most. 

    I was already sick and tired of upsells from MMO (make money online) programs and decided to stick with WA and putting in effort consistently, knowing that building a business TAKES TIME. Plus, I am learning something new everyday too and I am NOT complaining, This platform is better than school, heck, it teaches me much more valuable things than school does. I can’t thank Kyle and Carson enough for putting the effort and I encourage every newbie or MMO skeptics to give Wealthy Affiliate a try, it won’t hurt.

    • Kyle

      You are certainly not alone in the way that you went about Searching for a legitimate opportunity within the online world.  It is hard to come up with an appropriate solution when starting out simply because there are so many scams out there that are willing to take advantage of people. 

      Wealthy Affiliate is truly different and this is more than apparent and the fact that we offer a free starter membership, that allows people to get started with her business, and allows them to create their very own niche website and access many mentors and experts directly within the community, without ever having to spend a dime. 

      Is it true “try before you buy” an environment, with only ONE option (Premium) and not all sorts of upsells.  We don’t agree with that approach to business, it is shameless and leaves people with a bad taste in their mouths. 

      There’s a right way and a wrong way to creating a business online.   It actually starts with your mentality and approaching it with the reality of what it takes to create a business.  Anyone can create a business from any passion or niche that they want, but there is a proper process of doing so and that is what is taught within WA (and all the training, tools, websites, hosting, resources are provided). 

      Thanks for dropping by leaving your feedback of your experiences not just within the online world, but within Wealthy Affiliate. 

  2. Tran Nguyen

    Hi,Kyle,would you mind telling about the paid traffic source inside Wealthy Affiliate. Does it mention about Facebook Ads,Bing Ads,Solo Ads or Native Ads

    • Kyle

      Yes we have lots of training on paid marketing techniques. We do not support solo ads or the idea of them, because in essence you are spamming other people in a very unsolicited and unethical manner.

      But we definitely teach legitimate PPC techniques in detail. There are hundreds of resources on this and hours and hours of live classes. These include:

      -Google Adwords training
      -BingAds training
      -Facebook Ads training

      And of course with with along with all of these there is going to be associated PPC training on the proper and advanced strategies for successful PPC campaigns. 🙂

  3. Chris Wardman

    Thank you Kyle for sharing this great post about Worthy Affiliate. Since discovering this community, I have learned lots and refuse to go anywhere else. Within 3 weeks I learned how to build my own site (it probably would have been sooner if life didn’t get in the way) and learn SO MUCH information that many of the more expensive programs were offering.

    In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate is THE best!!

    • Kyle

      Sounds like you’re making some amazing progress Chris!  One thing that holds true and has always held true within affiliate marketing world, is it that is always going to be something new to learn.  I personally have been at this 15 years full time now and I still learn new stuff each and every day.  That’s what makes this so fun and so exciting.

  4. Phil

    Many thanks for the great review of Wealth Affiliate and I was so lucky to stumble across this great online opportunity.There are so many scams out there at present and sometimes its so hard to decipher which is good and which is not. Like yourself and others, you are doing a lot of people a great service, by alerting the public to the dangers of these untrustworthy sites.

    Thanks again and best wishes.

    • Kyle

      There surely are a lot of products and services out there that DO NOT have their customers best interest in mind (rather filling their pockets with as much money as possible).   You see this with overpriced, high ticket affiliate marketing.  That is another word for charging you too much so that affiliates can earn higher commissions.  Sickening really.

      We are truly different at Wealthy Affiliate, we care about people and their ultimate journey online.  We want  people to be able to do so in the most cost efficient manner and that is why we provide the most comprehensive platform in the affiliate marketing industry for by far, the lowest cost.  In face, WA hasn’t raised prices since their inception back in 2005.  That should be tell tale as to how we ethically and honestly care about people, not just business. 

    • Abdulla

      You pretty much broke down everything about Wealthy Affiliate. I recognize a lot of those people in your review and have gotten help from quite a few of them. Everybody in the community seems willing to help. Love the way Kyle explains everything in the lessons in such detail as well. I feel lucky to have found WA. I knew nothing about building websites before joining and now I am helping others who have questions. Love it!

  5. Hailey

    Hi Kyle

    Thanks for the review of wealthy affiliate!

    I have been a member of wealthy affiliate about a year and I am absolutely amazed at the training and support that wealthy affiliate has to offer!

    At the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about affiliate marketing! I now have 2 websites that I am able to manage and run successfully!

    Thanks so much for sharing this review! So many people need to look at this platform before wasting money elsewhere!

    Regards Hailey

    • Kyle

      Thanks for sharing your story and I am so glad that you have had such a great experience in your first year.   Wishing you nothing but further success and personal growth with you and your business in the upcoming year.  2018 is surely going to be an exciting one at Wealthy Affiliate!

  6. Stephen

    Hello Kyle,

    Wealthy Affiliate indeed looks like a very great community. I can say your review is very thorough. Actually I have been searching online for a legitimate platform to join and to make some regular income. But as you know the internet today is full of scammers who cannot be trusted and people who are looking for ways to con you and leave you frustrated.

    As I said, I have been searching for some time now, and finally I found your review on Wealthy Affiliate. I’m so glad I came across your website, and I think now I have found the best platform to start my online business.

    In fact I like the idea of building my own website, but I didn’t know just how to do that. Finally I have found the best place to start. I know that as you mentioned, if I ever need help the experienced members within the community will help me. I know the videos as well will be of great help to me.

    But my question is, you mentioned about the free starter membership and the Premium membership, please which of the two will you recommend for me?
    I will be happy to hear from you. Thanks

    • Kyle

      There are definitely a lot of scams out there, but in saying this there’re also a lot of legitimate products and services that truly want to help you build a business online.  Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of those.  Building a website has never become more efficient and using this software and the website creation suite at Wealthy Affiliate (SiteRubix) you have access to tools and website features not offered anywhere else in the world.

      In respect to your question.  I recommend every single person joins as a free member before they even consider spending any money online.  That is why we have our starter membership.  If we cannot prove that we are everything that you need, then ultimately you’re not going to be out any money.   We truly put our best foot forward and show people to sort of service and experience they can expect from the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

      Then if someone ever want to go premium, They can do so.  Premium is the most comprehensive and advanced technology platform in the affiliate marketing space.  The community is very helpful and the average time in which it takes to get help is under five minutes.   If you’re looking to create, grow and manage a business of any size online then the only platform that you’re going to need.  Not to mention that it is the most cost efficient as well.

  7. Jack Taylor

    Hi Kyle,

    I really enjoyed your article “Wealthy Affiliate Review, My Unique Take”. I love your inside view of Wealthy Affiliate. Since you are the founder and owner of Wealthy Affiliate, you do have a unique view of Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been a member for a while now and follow you on all of your social media as well.

    I love Wealthy Affiliate and the community you created with Carson all those years ago. I bet you guys couldn’t have imagined what your idea has grown into today. Keep up the great work you guys are doing. Thanks again for all you guys do.

    One more thing. I love your tech guys. They always help me out and fix any issue I have within an hour usually. Those guys do an awesome job!


    • Kyle

      You are absolutely right, we couldn’t have imagined where our initial “keyword list” site (which is what Wealthy Affiliate was when it started out back in 2005) could have evolved to.  We took the approach in this business that if we can help people, we can build a business doing so.

      As the years have passes, we have found new ways to help people, to make business owners lives more efficient online, and to create more success for the members here at WA.  We built this into our platform through training, through technology, and through the help/mentorship side of things. 

      So glad your experience with SiteSupport has been wonderful as well.  Unlike other ‘hosting support’, which is usually a help desk of people with little technical skills, you are getting direct access to very experienced server admins at Wealthy Affiliate and that is why the support it so direct, efficient, and useful. 

  8. Hayley Reed

    It is an honor to review your site as i move along in this program.  I cant really add anything to all the positive comments here, but your site is almost as professional as it gets and I have found this journey so far to be very informative and useful. Thank you so much for your help.

  9. jerry-prerichbillionaire

    Gotta say thanks for everything you’ve taught on the Wealthy Affiliate programme K Dawg!

    I’m finally earning money online, admittedly it may only be pennies at present but thankfully i’ve now learnt the process so all that needs to be done it to repeat and scale the process in order to earn more income.

    Thanks again, and i highly recommend people to sign up to WA as it’s totally legit!

    Keep up the awesome work bro!



    • Kyle

      That is great to hear and all substantial and highly successful online businesses start with a foundation, they start with earning pennies (figuratively) before dollars, and once you get the formula down for building your business online, which it sounds like you have, it becomes just a matter of scaling your business. 

      Keep up the great work and thanks for your personal review of Wealthy Affiliate.  I know it is going to offer a lot of insight for my readers, folks who have likely tried many things online without much success. 

  10. Florence

    It’s amazing how you manage to respond to every single new comers at Wealthy Affiliate in an hour, but is it really you? just curious

    • Kyle

      Yes, it is really me! lol

      I am present and helping folks throughout the day at Wealthy Affiliate every day. That is what we built WA off of and that is the sort of personal interaction that we are going to show folks moving forward. We are 100% committed to all members within Wealthy Affiliate and all the decisions we make about the community and platform are not about “more money”, they are about what can best help our audience and serve them best.

      That is the very reason why we have already rolled out MANY significant platforms and improvements this year and we will be rolling out some industry leading innovations and platforms in the affiliate marketing space through the rest of the year and into 2018. Exciting times!

  11. Barbara

    Hi Kyle, After a couple of false starts, I have finally decided to hunker down and follow the Affiliate Training Programme step by step, instead of trying to skip lessons. This time, it’s all making sense and falling into place. I’m only on Phase 2 of the Bootcamp training but very proud of what I’ve achieved on my website so far. I can’t wait to wake up in the mornings and continue my training. I can’t waste any more time – I’m almost 76 already! Thanks for your wonderful review. I ‘tuned in’ to yours, to see what mine should look like!

  12. Steve Pucello

    Is there any way I can privately contact or email you? I just have a few questions to ask before I join. Thanks a lot

    • Kyle

      Sure, you can drop me an email at:


      If you have any questions about WA or the service before you join. You can also set-up a completely free Starter account, which I recommend you do because there is ZERO obligation at all to spend any money and I can promise you that the free service at Wealthy Affiliate offers more than ANY other paid service in the industry.

  13. Hollie Rose

    Hands down this is the best way to build your online business. There is infinite support and help and the training is A+! Thanks Kyle for giving me such an opportunity:) Like many other my only regret is that I didn’t join sooner- especially since I used to have more time than I do now. However, I’m so happy that at least I discovered it when I did!

    • Kyle

      Time to look forward, it is all about your future now Hollie.  There are many things that have become our focus over the years at Wealthy Affiliate, obviously the community and the people within it are the utmost focus, but the way people can get support and how they can efficiently interact is a big part of WA.

      The goal is to get EVERYONE support, regardless of their question in under 1 minute.  That is ambitious and we are getting close to this point and I know it is something that we are going to be able to achieve by the end of the year, this year. 

  14. Jeannie Brickley

    Hi Kyle.

    Very nice, comprehensive, and easy reading review of Wealthy Affiliate. If I weren’t already a member, I would probably join after reading this review. 🙂

    I think so many people just assume that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam, and they don’t take the time to research and find out everything the platform has to offer.

    Thanks for this review. It will help people understand how much Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. There is such a wealth of training available. I don’t think I will live long enough to take it all in. I love Wealthy Affiliate!


    • Kyle

      People have the tendency to think everything is a scam in the affiliate marketing/internet marketing/online business worlds.  The problem is that there are actually a lot of scams out there and once you become jaded and get ripped off once or twice, you put everything into the same bucket.

      That is the reason we offer a completely free Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate so people can try, before they even consider buying.  We don’t want people spending money online on ANYTHING without doing proper research and due diligence, and what better way than being able to try something for free.

      Within the free Starter membership alone there are 1,000’s of resources available, people get two free websites, and by Lesson 4 alone in the Getting Started training they are going to have their own “revenue ready” niche website up and running. 

  15. los

    Hey Kyle, first of all thanks for this great, interesting and very informative review of wealthy affiliate. I have been a member of wealthy affiliate for a few months now and I have to say that I am enjoying it very much. Just like you said the community is amazing and very helpful. Wealthy affiliate really is for everybody. I actually still am a student and nevertheless I love WA.

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying the community at WA!   Believe it or not, you should NEVER stop being a student.  I have been at this 15 years full time now and I am still very much a student, the day you stop learning, is the day you stop progressing. 

      You need to know such a tiny fraction of what there is to know online to be very successful, but through time you can truly start to expand your skillset and your knowledge set which will allow you to scale your business to new heights.  You are doing great, keep at it!

  16. Roy

    When you are given so much for free you can only imagine what you’ll get once you are a paying member (Premium). I’m a premium member and have been for over two months now and it’s the answer. So much more on offer. Where as the free membership is Good – no doubt about that, the Premium is Very Good !

    The WA is a great community and the experienced “players” are very giving with their advise and expertise. A huge plus ! No need ever to be stuck. Simply need to ask.

    And WA is definitely not a scam. Where would you get a scam where you have thousands of happy people out there.

    With Time + Effort + Perseverance, you will get there. There will always be those who find a reason to give up, but I just have that feeling that if we are prepared to put the time and effort into, WA it will pay dividends.

    I actually compare it to the Professional Tennis Circuit.

    Kyle and the other top “players” are the Federers and Nadals and I am trying my utmost to break in to the top 1000. I have what it takes but need to improve my skills. How do I improve my skills. By learning from the guys who are better than me right now. Asking for their help and guidance.

    With the right mindset and a willingness to put in the training, we can succeed.

    • Kyle

      To learn the road ahead, ask those coming back.  There are LOTS of folks coming back and that understand the process of building a business online and successful businesses at that within Wealthy Affiliate.  These same folks are more than willing to help, myself included.

      This camaraderie and this community aspect is just one of the MANY benefits of being a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I am really glad you are getting to experience this Roy. 

      I also love your formula, most people simply cut themselves short when it comes to the time it takes to succeed. If you are only willing to give your business a month to take shape, one will never realize success.  If you take what you learn at WA and apply it, along side giving yourself enough time to see your business take shape, it can and will happen!

  17. gregS

    I really enjoyed reading your Review of Wealthy Affiliate. I like the fact that it is all about helping others, to let people reach their dreams.

    I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into when i first joined. But after 6 months now, i am so glad i have joined. Trying out the ‘platform for a month’ was my initial aim, but i found that it has so much to offer.

    Besides the Courses, the ability to learn from other members, and ask for help from an experienced member, is what sold me.

    I am very happy now, and look forward to writing more success posts. Keep it up!

    • Kyle

      So glad you gave Wealthy Affiliate a shot Greg. It can be tough to determine the “good” from the “bad” out there as there are so many companies claiming to be the best thing since sliced bread, and worse yet, INSTANT riches.  

      That is not the reality and this is the reason why we offer the completely free, yet very powerful Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate.  People can try before they even consider pulling out their credit card, build a website, get rolling with their niche/business, and interact with myself and 100,000’s of other within the community.

  18. Gabe

    Thanks Kyle for your great affiliate training program. Without this program, I would have absolutely zero knowledge about affiliate marketing or any other way to make money online for that matter.

    I have been a proud member for about 4 months now and I have learned so much about marketing/advertising just by giving it a try and following the training. Thanks again!

    • Kyle

      Wonderful to have you as part of the family at Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for your feedback Gabe.  At four months into your journey, you have definitely acquired a lot of knowledge already, but moving forward you are going to truly start to see your business take shape.

      For me, when I started out back in 2002, it was around the 4 month mark in my affiliate marketing journey that I really started to have some break-throughs, some of my first sales, and saw just how “real” this opportunity was. 

  19. grace

    What a great overview of what Wealthy Affiliate program is all about. I never thought that I would be building my own website with a support of a wonderful community….but I am doing it now. I love it. I just posted my first few product links and now I hope to get some sales. Building my website busted my confidence. I know that I still have a ton of work to do but I enjoy the process. I wouldn’t be able to do any of it if it wasn’t for the your awesome certification courses, help of the tech support department team and of course the WA community. Thank you for creating this opportunity for all of us out there.

  20. Mark

    Whats crazy is that I looked up if wealthy affiliate is a scam and read this exact article which convinced me to join the community. A few days later I purchased the premium membership and I’m on course 2, lesson 6 and I’m hooked! The information here is valuable and the community is very friendly and helpful! I would recommend Wealthy Affiliate 100%.

    • Kyle

      Thanks for your feedback and I am glad you decide to take the leap and join Wealthy Affiliate. I can absolutely appreciate the process of trying to find out what is legit online versus what is not as there are a lot of programs out there (and ones that are taking advantage of people).

      We pride ourselves at Wealthy Affiliate in the fact that we are different than everything else that is out there, we care about you and your success, and we lead by example. Sounds like you are making some great progress through the training thus far and I hope you enjoyed the WA live class that was on Friday (make sure you attend all of these awesome weekly training events).

  21. Adyns68

    Hi Kyle

    I’ve been active with wealthy affiliate for some weeks now and I understood that the community support is beyond a simple assistance but it contributes to your success.

    I think wealthy is the way for anyone willing to make sustainable online business. Because even when you don’t know which direction to take you will find all the tools to help and get you to the right track.

    Come join you won’t regret!

    • Kyle

      Thanks for your feedback and you are absolutely correct. Wealthy Affiliate is truly a community that cares and one that will offer help every step of the journey. With over a million active members now, there are a great number of experts that have “been there, done that” in every sort of circumstance relating to affiliate marketing and your business.

      Like you said, you can start off with no direction or no knowledge within the online business world and within just the first 4 lessons at Wealthy Affiliate (which is completely free by the way), you are going to have your very own website up and running online, in a niche of your choice.

  22. Jack Taylor

    Hi Kyle,

    I have a unique take on Wealthy Affiliates too! I’m one of your successful students. I want to thank you personally for everything you and our community has taught me. I will always be a lifetime member! My only regret is, I wish I joined sooner. My choice to join Wealthy Affiliates changed my life forever. Thanks again Kyle and of course Carson and the rest of the Wealthy Affiliate FAMILY.


    • Kyle

      Don’t have regrets, look forward to the bright future you have ahead of you. It is wonderful to see your ongoing success Jack and I look forward to seeing your year over year accomplishments moving forward. Wealthy Affiliate always has it’s members best interest in every decision, every update, and you are going to see some incredible things coming your way in through 2017.

      Thanks for being a big part of the WA fam!

  23. Kevin

    Hey Kyle!

    I’ve been a member since October 2016. I am yet to earn a dollar, but hey I need to keep going, and put more work in. I’ve written out my content goals for the next year, and so far I’m still on track. I hope to blog about my success at WA in the future to help show people anyone can succeed with a little effort.

    Kyle, I want to know the section of WA where I can soak up as much information as possible. Also do you have any personal tips you could share?

    • Kyle

      I would check out the Live Classes and work your way through the OEC training Kevin. It often times is very easy to dissect someones website and tell instantly why they are not achieving success. Google doesn’t like websites that become inactive, so if you lose “steam” in the early stages of your business and you stop producing content, Google will recognize your site as inactive and it will hurt you rankings and traffic. That is definitely something that you should consider here.

      If you want me to do an in depth website review, I highly recommend that you drop me a private message within Wealthy Affiliate and I will give you a hand.

  24. Carlos

    Hey there Kyle,
    Honestly the Wealthy Affiliate program has changed many aspects of my persona and belief. I’ve grown my mind in terms of entrepreneurship and good ambition. I am confident to say that I am building a good careers as an affiliate marketer that will help me accomplish achievements!

    • Kyle

      That is so wonderful to hear, heartwarming really. You can absolutely carve yourself out within the affiliate marketing space, within any niche. You can establish yourself as a brand/authority in any niche, it truly is a matter of time, effort and persistence.

      I look forward to seeing you progress moving forward Carlos and make sure that you connect inside of WA if you ever do need a hand with anything.

  25. Kenny Lee

    Wealthy Affiliate may not be perfect but with the continuous improvement that it provides to the members, it easily stands at the top with the rest of the legit programs out there. I’ve been with WA for more than a year and that saw my transformation from a total internet marketing newbie to making some sales online.

    • Kyle

      Wealthy Affiliate definitely is not perfect, that is what is exciting and that is what motivates us to continually improve the platform with every day that passes. The strive for perfect leads to incredible advances and I know you are going to love what we have in store through the remainder of 2017 into 2018.

      The transformation and innovation will continue, we actually have a SIGNIFICANT rollout that will be available to all members with week that is going to change the world for content marketers for the better. SiteContent, just a few days away now.

  26. Eric

    Hey Kyle, great review, of course! The best thing I can see about WA is the value for the price. We get so much training and guidance, and being premium is very worth it! I mean, if we do the training and work hard, be consistent, and have patience, it will work and there is money to be made.

    I always get fast responses when I ask questions(which is happening a lot lately, as I am making this more of a full time gig).

    The only negative for me, is that sometimes three people may have three opinions about something that are different. This can be confusing. But the community is always there to help, and I get good advice most of the time. WA is the best, and looking forward to more new and exciting things that will be rolling out as the year progresses on!

    • Kyle

      Great to hear your responses have been quick and if you ever do feel stuck and you don’t get a response, you can drop me a message at any time and I will help you personally. System wide though, the average response time to a question is less than 5 minutes, obviously if you use the live chat this is “seconds”.

      In respect to the differencing of opinions that can and will happen within any open community. When you have 100,000’s of people that are interacting (as they are within Wealthy Affiliate through any given day) you are going get a lot of different views, experience, and levels of expertise. Having a health range of answers can actually be a really good thing, a second opinion of sorts.

      The internet marketing and affiliate marketing spaces are constantly evolving and it is important to keep on top of things. Engaging regularly within WA will definitely help you do this.

  27. Mikael

    I must admit that I was quite sceptical before joining Wealthy Affiliate. I had been looking around and trying out quite a few different things.

    There are so many scams and that is also why it took me some time before I first heard about WA until I actually joined. And definitely glad I did. I have worked with websites and online marketing before, but not with affiliate marketing. And I needed some more and updated knowledge, and I am definitely now continously getting that.

    As you also mention, WA is not perfect and there are of course some things that can be improved. But one thing I really apprecaite is that both you and Carson are continously striving to improve the platform and give us better training and tools and keep us all updated about this and listen to the feedback you get. And love that the training focus on quality and honesty and not scamming people out of money, which is unfortunately almost rare in the online world today.

    I am definitely glad I have joined WA almost 6 months ago, and if people are willing to make an effort and learn, it is a great place to do this.


    • Kyle

      I am really glad you did your due diligence and as weird as it sounds, it is a very GOOD thing that people a skeptical when going into this industry/business. The reason is that people do not know how to determine good from bad these days, so many of the programs are being sold on “hype” and don’t even mention the product or service.

      That is why we offer the free Starter membership, if we can’t prove to you we are awesome within that, we have no reason to be in business at all. There isn’t another company in the industry that is offering a starter membership like we do, because they tend to “hide” the product so they have your money in hand before you see what they are offering.

      We are not perfect, but that is what excites us. It allows our team to keep incredibly busy behind the scenes. What you see at now is 12 years of constant evolution, innovation and improvements and as each day passes within Wealthy Affiliate you can expect more of the same. We have some incredible platforms coming in just the few months ahead that are going to allow you to be even MORE efficient in your online business.

      I am so glad you did make the decision to join and I really do look forward to see your progress in the upcoming 6 months.

      • Mikael

        Thanks Kyle.

        The free starter membership is definitely a great way to try it out, and also what convinced me to give it a try – and very glad I did:-)

        And great to hear about the upcoming updates.


  28. Israel

    Hi Kyle!

    It’s been 6 months now since I joined Wealthy Affiliate, and I couldn’t have ended up in a better place.

    They say the master shows up when the disciple is ready, well it turns out I was ready to live my life in my own terms and I came across WA.

    I just wanted to thank you guys for the amazing community you’ve put together. I can’t think of a better platform where you can learn so much and have that awesome support!

    This thorough review confirms what I already thought about WA.

    Thank you!

    • Kyle

      So glad to hear your WA experience has lived up to your expectations and it is our plan to continue to exceed your expectations moving forward.

  29. Deborah Smith

    This is the most complete review of WA I’ve ever seen and all of it is 100% true, I’m a major skeptic to anything that claims online wealth and have helped with posts about them on several different websites as well as social media.

    Yes I’m one of those people who searched the reviews before entering the community because it did sound way too good to be true, but I must admit it’s 100% legit and I’ve only been here a few days!! Thank-you and the community so much for making online business a dream come true–$49 is a drop in the bucket because here you get more than you pay for!!! Thanks again!!

    • Kyle

      I can appreciate anyone that is a skeptic in this online world, in fact I encourage people to be skeptical. It is much better than being completely naive as that will almost certainly get you caught up in a scam or a scheme eventually.

      I can also appreciate Wealthy Affiliate sounding too good to be true, that is why we offer our completely free Starter membership, which alone offers more than anything in the industry…and it is completely free. People can get a good taste and feel about what we offer before they have to spend a dime on the Premium membership.

      I thank you for stopping by and offering us your feedback Deborah. I am really glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate and you can expect more of the same as you do move forward!

  30. Sandra

    Hello! I’m Sandra, I am interested … I know I should start with a niche I really do love… But! …that would be more than one. Hmmmm! Decisions Decisions… Thanks! so very much 🙂

    • Kyle

      Yeah, there are always going to be some decisions when you choose your starting point niche. Do know that EVERY niche can be successful online and your first niche does not need to be your last. As you progress within the online world it is very common to be involved in many different niches.

      The best thing to do is choose the one that interests you most and get rolling from there.

  31. Kenny

    I really like your full and complete review for Wealthy Affiliate. What do you think for the price of the premium membership? $49 doesn’t seem too much, but what about the poor guy, how in the world would he/she be able to afford this? Is there anyway to get the cost covered or reduced while you are part of Wealthy Affiliate?

    • Kyle

      $49 per month for Premium to operate a business of any level online is the most cost efficient platform in the world. This is just over $1 per day, the same people that cannot afford this level of service are often times the same people that buy a coffee every day or a case of beer every week.

      What costs $49 at Wealthy Affiliate and that is included in the membership would cost $1,000’s per month elsewhere. We continue to invest millions per year into our platform and our yearly membership of $359 per year (for premium) which is the same price when we started out in 2005 as just a “keyword list” website. (just to give you some perspective).

      The quality of the manage wordpress hosting alone is comparable to $250 per month hosting plans out there.

      And if someone simply does not have the budget, we have a completely free Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate that they should be leveraging.

  32. Kristian

    Although not yet officially announced, there are strong rumours that Google has launched another algorithm update (Fred) this month. Do you know anything about this alleged update and will is have any impact on which websites are likely to succeed and which are likely to suffer at the hands of Google? Is this something that Wealthy Affiliate teaches?

    • Kyle

      Yeah, the thing is that Google is always launching algorithm updates and although not official, Fred is definitely something that has been talked about in recent weeks. I would not be concerned, the thing is the principles that we teach at Wealthy Affiliate lead to “growth” and new found traffic for members every time Google rolls out these so called DEVASTATING updates.

      If you focus on content, the quality of content, engagement and you help people, you are always going to be fine. At the end of the day that is what Google is chasing after with every single update they roll out. Wealthy Affiliate members have ALWAYS benefited from Google Penguin & Panda updates and the same will be the case as Fred rolls out and any other real time algo updates are rolled out.

  33. Simon

    Hi Kyle,
    Thought I’d drop in to thank you, Carson, Jay and all the Wealthy Affiliate members who help each other succeed in affiliate marketing.

    I was really stuck with ideas for making money before I came across your training program and became quite fed up churning through the amount of scams littering the web.

    I started on your free membership which gave me a thorough insight into the role of affiliate marketing and how legitimate this business is, it wasn’t long before I joined premium. I’ve found your interactive platform, training and support first class helping my business grow..

    I’m now approaching my second year, building my website out with quality content, slowly attracting visitors and becoming more established within my niche thanks to your training.

    Thanks again,

    • Kyle

      Wonderful to hear Simon, it sounds like your business is really starting to gain traction. For me, I really started to gain traction around the 6 month mark, by the year mark I was almost full time and then from there on out I never looked back in this “internet thing”.

      Thanks for your feedback regarding Wealthy Affiliate, I am really glad you are enjoying your experience.

  34. Anthony Little

    Hi, Kyle, Thanks for an outstanding opportunity with wealthy affiliate. I can say it’s truly a legit opportunity.

    I’ve going on 2 years now and it’s been a fun exciting learning how to grow my business with the great live training and support with you and the community.

    I’ve spent lots of money jumping from programs to programs looking for something to help me become successful in life. This has been the best investment ever, I glad to be apart of the community. Thanks again.

    • Kyle

      You like many have invested a lot before finding Wealthy Affiliate. The problem is there are so many programs out there to choose from, many seem very convincing by their sales pages and when you actually get the product, you are end up out of pocket money and have a weak product that won’t lead to the creation of business.

      This is why we offer a completely free Starter membership and nobody else in the industry can say the same. They can’t because if they ever attempted to offer their product on a freemium basis, nobody would ever upgrade to an overpriced, often times, rehashed “info product”…even scams.

      My recommendation to anyone that is a skeptic is that if a company lets you try something for free, do it. There is typically a reason behind this, it is because they believe in their service and are truly in business to help people. That is definitely the case with Wealthy Affiliate.

  35. Vitaliy

    Hi Kyle

    First time I got to know Wealthy Affiliate 2 years ago in 2015. Became a free member and…didn’t do anything about it. I wanted a quick solution without putting much of my work.

    One week ago I re-joined Wealthy Affiliate again, upgraded to a Premium and started my journey with completely different attitude.

    My first site is up and running with 6 pages and 3 blog posts full of low competition keywords 🙂

    Wealthy Affiliate is a great community!

    Things are rolling !

    Thank you Kyle.



    • Kyle

      Yeah, that happens quite frequently. People tend to want “instant” success and they seek that out within the online world. They then try a few other products online and realize that what they were getting for free within Wealthy Affiliate exceeds the quality of the products they were paying, often times $1,000’s for), elsewhere.

      I know you are going to truly have a bright future ahead of you in the affiliate marketing space and if you need a hand with any aspect of your business moving forward, please do let me know. 😉

  36. Fezho

    Great review, I’m already a member at WA so I confirm your review. There are so many things I have learned at WA, and there is so much more still to learn. I would have never known how to properly build my own website and make money out of it without WA.

  37. carlosdelzo

    This is such great and updated review of the Wealthy Affiliate program. My journey with WA has been amazing from the moment I started.

    I built my very first website with the tools and lessons WA provides, SiteRubix is an amazing platform and easy enough for any level of technical experience that one would have.

    Also, being part of the community is without doubt one of the best experiences one gets to have when joining the program. We all support each other and follow the same path to success!

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experiences within WA and thanks for stopping by with your feedback. Building a website has truly never been this easy and that is an experience that we have been focused on offering folks, and here we are. What used to take a month, now takes 30 seconds when it comes to building a beautiful website that is live and ready to get indexed and ranked on the Internet.

      Wonderful to have you as part of the community and family Carlos.

  38. Juan

    It’s been 2 months since I joined Wealthy Affiliate. I was a total newbie to internet marketing before I joined. The training is truly world class, and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned in just a couple of months.

    Kyle, you are a great teacher. His tutorials are so detailed that you feel like an expert in no time. Also, everyone in the community is always looking to help one another. I think it starts with how Kyle and Carson approach things. They reward helpfulness and cooperation.

    I do have a family and a full time job that demand a lot of my time. I often have to work on my business at weird hours. The beauty of Wealthy Affiliate is that there is always someone available to answer any question (even at 12am).

    My goal is to eventually quit my job and go at it on my own. And Wealthy Affiliate is a big part of why I know I’ll achieve that goal. Thanks Kyle!!!

    • Kyle

      I think your story is like many when starting out, lots of things fighting for your “time”. That is the case when most of us start out within the online business world, we have other commitments and distractions.

      I remember back when I started out (was in 2002), I was in college full time with labs, projects and constant exams. I had a girlfriend (now wife), and I had a social life, plus I played basketball 3 times per week. It didn’t feel like there was time for this business stuff, but I started sacrificing some things that were a “waste” of time in my life and I was more efficient with my hours in a day.

      You are going to be just fine and like you said Juan, there is going to be help available 24 hours per day within Wealthy Affiliate, including from myself personally a good portion of that.

  39. richyrichie

    Great work and good summary of what wealthy affiliate is all about. Having been part of the family for less than a month, reading through the classroom et al, I believe there is much to our financial skills that we have tapped into.

    Putting so much effort in this and I really hope to achieve my financial goal soonest.

    • Kyle

      The key to success is as much about taking action on what you learn as the “reading” itself. Just make sure you don’t get stuck in a phase of reading and not doing as a great deal of the learning will take place when you actually implement what you have learned.

      Take action, work hard and if you ever need a hand you have an incredible support system around you at Wealthy Affiliate.

  40. michael

    Hello Kyle,

    I loved reading your review about Wealthy Affiliate since you are the owner.

    I have been part of your program for about 6 months now and am enjoying every minute of it. You really do explain things simple and to the point — leaving no questions left unanswered after we’ve gone through the training.

    I want to thank you for building such a great program and community and look forward to meeting you in person one day.

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experience.

      Sometimes it is very difficult to portray a service that you are actually co-founder of and that is why it is nice to get feedback from active members like yourself. In fact, we have built WA based on the feedback we have gotten over the years and we have an incredible number of improvements and innovations coming to the platform at Wealthy Affiliate in 2017 based on user feedback.

  41. Dominic

    Before I hopped into this program, my definition of a business is “having enough startup capital, building years of work experience, and a product or service to sell”. The idea of running a long-term blog and learning affiliate marketing did not come to me early.

    Wealthy Affiliate helped expand my thinking, that it is actually possible to defy all these three criteria of a typical business. Right now, I’m pursuing a different path than normal, which I still believe is the right track, considering that 1,000’s of people have already traveled the same road.

    • Kyle

      Millions of people have actually travelled the same road and the thing is, there is room for many more millions of people to be full timers online. It is funny to think back when I started affiliate marketing just how much it was in its infancy (back in 2002). The thing is, it felt like there was a TON of opportunity at the time yet it was fractional compared to the opportunity that you have in front of you today.

      Wealthy Affiliate is going to help you leverage the affiliate marketing world to new heights in 2017, we have some incredible stuff planned for the community/platform and just through working with you thus far Dominic, I know that you are going to have a long and bright future ahead of you within the online world.

  42. Amar-V

    First of all I want to show my utmost respect and gratitude to both Kyle and Carson for their dedication towards helping others.

    For me, Wealthy Affiliate is head and shoulders above anything else when it comes to learning and succeeding in online business.

    It is unparalleled in the tools, and training provided, and it also has a strong dedicated community.
    (If you join countless other programs then you are basically left alone with nobody to talk to or connect with only making you fail in your online business)

    The WA platform has a fine balance and the learning curve is second to none. From the newbie to the expert everyone can succeed.

    Kyle this was your unique take on WA, well deservedly so as Wealthy Affiliate is truly unique.

    • Kyle

      Thanks for the reaffirmation here. I was hoping I wasn’t totally off base with my review, but one thing that I can tell you that is and will always remain a constant within WA is the fact that we are constantly evolving the platform based on the needs and demands of our users, NOT what can make us more money.

      At the root of every successful business there is a happy customer (and lots of them). That is what we want to be known for and that is where we are going to be heading with Wealthy Affiliate once again in 2017.

  43. Tony

    Hey Kyle

    Wow I have to say I’m so luck I ran into your website. First I would like to thank you for your amazing work at wealthy affiliate. In fact I was so surprised that you actually replied and commented on my profile when I was only a starter member.

    You do care a lot about all the people on your website and I really appreciate this. Second, to be honest your website taught me something my professor could never teach, and I value this a lot. Thank you so much for all you’ve done

    • Kyle

      We absolutely do care about people and we care about helping you achieving your goals online. That has been our mission since day one at Wealthy Affiliate way back in 2005 and you can expect more of the same in 2017. We just rolled out some significant training design updates today, with a bunch more updates coming in the coming weeks and throughout the year.

      I am so glad your are enjoying your experience and I wish you nothing but the utmost success in the year ahead.

  44. Simon

    Hi there Kyle,

    By the Lord’s grace I stumbled upon WA and have been enjoying my new enthusiasm for online marketing A LOT. The whole platform is top notch and the different tools like SiteComments, SiteFeedback, SiteSupport are awesome and I don’t think you can find them elsewhere.

    However, I’d like to include some constructive criticism and point it towards one of the initial stages of the program – choosing a niche.

    I believe there needs to be more insight on the most profitable niches in the online world, and then people can choose from these based on interests/hobbies. Creating a website for vanilla WoW would be very, very interesting (personally) but I believe It will be not be so lucrative as to turn it into a full time business.

    Cheers and gos bless,

    • Kyle

      I am really glad you found WA as well Simon and I do appreciate all of your feedback including the constructive feedback on niches. One thing that people often are concerned about is whether or not their niche they choose for their online business is going to be profitable, or “what is the most profitable niche”.

      The reality is though that EVERY niche is a lucrative one, even the most obscure ones. That is proven many times over with the significant businesses that folks are creating in these seemingly small pockets. One such examples of this is the footballsnackhelmets.com website that Jay created in a 4 week Live Class Case Study (which you have full access to as a Premium member), where he took a tiny little niche like snack helmets for NFL teams and it has turned into a $700-$2,000 per month income for the past 2 years and it is still going strong.

      With 3.75 billion people online, every niche has an incredible amount of opportunity and I find that most people that create big success online are those that don’t chase what they think is a profitable niche, rather it is those that go after a passion/interest of theirs and build a business around that knowing that their niche is absolutely going to have a lot of opportunity within it.

      Thanks for your personal review of Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you nothing but success and growth in 2017!

  45. Jagi

    I love the platform wealthy affiliate. Honestly I have no idea how I came to wealthy affiliate, but when I did come to the sign-up website and looked up the word free I was all for it. And I couldn’t be any happier then I am right now. For many years I’d been hearing about affiliate marketing, but I had no idea what it was or how to go about it. Of course I wanted to get in and get a piece of the pie, but most of my stuff was just limited. Thank you Kyle for the great platform you and Carson have created.

    • Kyle

      That is why we moved to the freemium model at WA back in 2013. We want as many people as possible to experience our service, because our service is what sells our business, not some smoke and mirrors sales pitch.

      Welcome to the affiliate marketing world and to the all-inclusive platform/community at Wealthy Affiliate Jagi, I know if you put forth the effort you are going to have a very bright and long term internet business ahead.

  46. Anand

    This is a great platform to learn affiliate marketing from scratch. I started it off as a free member but decided to accept the privilege of premium member and it was one of the best decision I had made so far. I am still learning but I am sure I will succeed with fantastic support from WA community

    • Kyle

      Awesome Anand, really glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate and that you are enjoying all the training and support. Please keep me updated with your progress and success moving forward.

  47. carlosdelzo

    Hi Kyle!

    It’s awesome that you’re sharing this post about honestly telling how great Wealthy Affiliate works from your own perspective as the owner, ambassador, and mentor of the program.

    As a member of the Wealthy Affiliate program and community, I’m proud to say that my journey on becoming an online business entrepreneur has become finally real. I’m committed to work hard within the WA and achieve success.

    • Kyle

      Sometimes it is hard to “sell” something that you own, so rather than us focusing on selling it, it is easier just to explain everything that is offered within the Wealthy Affiliate community/platform.

      That is also why we trust in our service so much that we offer a completely free Starter membership, which is not a trial, rather gives people access to things they can expect to pay a good deal of money elsewhere (including the websites, the training, expert help, community access, tools, etc)

  48. Andres Santos

    Great review Kyle. I found Wealthy Affiliate little over a year ago. Since I’ve been scammed time and time again, I had my doubts about it.

    The way I looked at, any program that will give you a free trial run, is worth looking at. It was the best decision I ever made. After the first few lessons, It was clear to me this was the one for me.

    Not only are the courses great, but the community of members are what sold me. If you need help or just have a question, there are thousands of people ready to help.

    • Kyle

      You are definitely not alone, there are many people that are apprehensive of the entire affiliate marketing/make money/opportunity industry as a whole. The reason, there are honestly a lot of companies out there that are in the business to taking money from folks, not offering a quality service (as you state, SCAMMING people).

      Wealthy Affiliate truly separate ourselves in this respect. It is a platform built off of the idea of helping others, something that is not all that common these days, but it is the reason why we have been around for 12 years and now offer by far, the most advanced platform, the most helpful community and do so at the lowest price (including a free Starter membership).

      I appreciate your feedback here and I so thrilled to hear you are loving your experience at WA!

  49. Marlena

    I found this to be a fascinating review since you are one of the creators of Wealthy Affiliate. One thing you mentioned that I don’t think other people would consider is that being an owner, you are likely far more critical than anyone else about the site. That being said, I could tell it was hard to find negative aspects to the system and that you have worked very hard to make it a great place to learn and to succeed.

    While researching Wealthy Affiliate on other blog pages, the one negative thing I have found that people say is that sometimes members without knowledge provide help or advice too early, resulting in the help not being as useful. I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for a short period of time and have not run into this as a problem. Are there people who answer and try to be helpful who are newer? Yes, but there are also others who chime in and like anything else, one has to think critically of any response that is received.

    Last night I received a personal message from you reminding me that you are there to help if I need it since you noticed I was progressing through the course. I thought that was very nice. You mentioned on this blog post that you are often available to help others and this was an example that I can point out since it just happened to me. Even further though, I noticed you were in the live chat today asking members’ questions and interacting like one of the crowd. I like how approachable you are and that you have made it your mission to share your knowledge to help others succeed.

    It is funny, when I read your post I felt a little overwhelmed by how much Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. My thought was “how in the world will I ever learn all of that?” Yet, the real experience is that everything is learned step by step. It is organized so well that it does not feel overwhelming while you are going through the learning process. I think this is a tremendously impressive aspect of the site. I knew nothing about creating a blog but am going through it relatively easily, and having a fun time with it.

    I know this is getting long, but one other thought that I have that I have been describing to others is that WA has a bit of a “game” feel to it for me, which I really like. As you are active in the program, you earn rank or points. You earn these BY BEING HELPFUL! It is amazing. I look forward every day to seeing how my rank has improved. I also like the way that other things are measured, such as my statistics, comments on my blog, my affiliate standings, etc. It is very motivating to me to see myself improve and I enjoy this aspect quite a bit.

    I was just telling my husband that one of the things I have noticed since focusing more heavily on WA is that I generally feel good because I am helping and contributing to others.

    • Kyle

      Wow, wonderful feedback here and thanks for your insights. You are exactly correct when you state that we are the most critical of our own service/platform out of anyone. We always know that Wealthy Affiliate can be better and if we weren’t constantly in that state, we wouldn’t evolve and we surely wouldn’t be the platform and industry leader as we have become.

      It has been 12 years of constant effort to get WA to where it is today, but we are just getting started and 2017 is going to be one full of awesome change, a lot of updates (weekly), and naturally improvements on a lot of the weaknesses that we currently have. A few of these that will be changing in the next few months here are design and overall mobility of WA and how you can interact with it on mobile. We are doing a pretty good job of these, but not a great job. Cool changes coming.

      We also have some very significant and brand new platforms coming to Wealthy Affiliate in the coming months, things that haven’t been seen or done before in the industry and are truly going to integrate directly into your business processes, making your life a much better one as a user.

      Thanks so much more your Wealthy Affiliate review and I think your experiences are going to offer folks a lot of insight, not just into the service offered, but the altruistic approach and mentality of the community as a whole.

  50. Eric

    Hi Kyle, I am already a member, and love the community and the weekly webinars with Jay! Always learn a lot of important stuff there. I am now unemployed again, and slowly but surely attempting to make WA a full time gig! Thanks for all that you and Carson do!!

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experience at WA and the weekly live classes are definitely always a hit! New training each and every week on a bleeding edge topic in the affiliate marketing/online business world. Can’t beat it!

  51. Hailey

    I love WA and everything to do with it. If not for the money, join for the experience, or join for the education. What you get from joining is not just a “make money fast” or “make money now” type site. It is a build upon yourself, your skills, and develop your own way of making money.

    My favorite part, and I was just telling my boyfriend this, is that stuff I wouldn’t normally be able to discuss with people in my friend group, I can post on my site. I run a blog that adheres to my personal likes and dislikes and getting a chance to type it all out and discuss it with people who are like-minded is really an amazing thing for me.

    Since joining I have learned so many immeasurable things that honestly are so invaluable. If I walked away today I would still be happy, and if I did not make a cent, I would still be happy. But I am confident in everything that they teach at Wealthy Affiliate that I know money is soon on the way.

    So thank you Kyle and Carson. You guys are really awesome for sharing your experiences and helping people.

    • Kyle

      Exactly the case. We teach people how to build real businesses and we are realistic about the process and what it takes to build an actual business online. There are far too many “make money fast” programs out there that are selling a whole lot of sizzle without having any “meat” behind their product and service. That is the unfortunate nature of the industry, anywhere there is opportunity there will be people that take advantage of others.

      Wealthy Affiliate operates in the same, helpful, cost efficient way we did when we started out in 2005. We have not raised our prices in 12 years, yet we continue to invest millions into our platform, our community and our members with every year that passes (and 2017 will not be any different).

  52. Tony

    Hi Kyle, I want to thank you for creating a legit business that offers the most comprehensive tools and training available anywhere on the web. The live video classes are worth the membership price alone. There is no better value than what is offered at wealthy affiliate.

    I signed up after reading Alex’s extra paycheck blog and quickly upgraded to an annual membership after seeing the amazing community at wa and all the support that is offered. I am now coming up on my 2nd year and am excited as ever to interact with the wa community and develop my business. Thanks again!

    • Kyle

      Thanks for your kind words and one focus of ours has always been “value”. This is also one of the reasons we started offering a free Starter membership back in 2013, knowing full well that the value we offer within our free offering supersedes anything in the industry that is paid. We want to give people an authentic experience in which that can get rolling with their business online, without the unknowns and the risk that most programs come with out there.

      Congrats on your one year anniversary within the online world, I honestly can’t wait to see what you are going to accomplish with your business in the year ahead.

  53. Simon

    Hi Kyle,
    I’ve been learning the affiliate marketing ropes with you for about 7 months now and thoroughly enjoying the process.
    To have a passion and build a business around it suits me down to the ground.

    I have found your training first class although I’m in my early days. I never thought website building would be so straightforward, it’s like a once shown you’re away process. I have also made my website secure and mobile friendly thanks to Jay’s seminars.

    The most difficult part for me in the beginning was to write naturally and come across without a sales approach as people do not like being sold to.

    It took me about 5 months to grasp a structure for my posts, one day everything sunk in where I wrote and displayed a very good post. Since then I am still publishing new posts weekly and requesting comments however I am going through all my older posts and updating to this new structure I have in place.

    Once I’m up to date, I’ll further my training. I have accomplished the odd conversions and had a few from the web commenting so my rankings are beginning.

    Thanks again for all your training, I’m determined to get there.

    • Kyle

      I can tell just by your comment here, you can write and you can write very well. Obviously content is a big part of any business, it is the way we communicate with our audience, but it is just that, communication.

      If you can write a friend or a family member an email explaining something or you can drop a 300 word comment as you have done here, you can absolutely create beautiful and useful content within any niche/category that you want to build a business within.

      The thing is, where most people get lost when it comes to building an online business, they feel that they are not great at writing, not great a sales, not great at marketing, not technically savvy. I personally wouldn’t consider myself an expert in any of these categories, sure I have gotten much better at them over the years by “doing”, but building a business online is much more about being able to help people. If you can do this, you are going to build a lot of trust and be in business for a long time online.

  54. Riaz Shah

    Hey Kyle!
    I just got a Private message for you this morning in WA so I decided to check out your site again, it’s the motivation from you that first got me in back then.

    Today its already 2 years since I’ve joined and there are so many features I’ve seen you develop, really love the updates especially the latest SSL. With the fast page load speed from WA’s hosting, the SEO elements I implement from your lessons, and the website upgrade, I’m finally seeing a boost in my conversion.

    Awesome community, awesome owners, awesome program. Highly recommended for those serious in kickstarting their Online Business the right way. Out of curiosity, do you have plans to add a newsletter to your site though? Would love to subscribe 😀

    • Kyle

      Instead of the newsletter approach, we take the “post” approach and we keep people up to date with what is taking place in the industry, within Wealthy Affiliate, right within Wealthy Affiliate. This connects with everyone that has ever been a member, so it does get good reach and the interaction within WA is comparable to some of the biggest news websites in the industry in terms of activity, the huffpost of the affiliate marketing space.

      We definitely do leverage email a great deal within our business, but the announcements are always made in the form of blog posts as they encourage engagement and interaction (and feedback) from the community, which is something that we are always after within our transparent platform. 🙂

      Thanks for your review and your feedback of your experiences here Riaz, much appreciated!

  55. Bob Brooks

    Hello Kyle, Thank you for Wealthy Affiliate. I started as a free member and quickly upgraded to the yearly membership and now am on my 2nd year. The training is exactly what I needed for my success. I had spent many years struggling and jumping around. Glad I found a home here. Thanks for all the hard work you do giving us the best training available

    • Kyle

      Your story is like many others Bob, lots of people end up jumping around from program to program. It can make building a business very difficult because each program has new ideas, many of which are no longer are relevant or are ideas just to get you into the door (and they actually don’t work at all).

      So glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate and I do wish you a lot of success with your business in 2017.

  56. Paul

    Hey Kyle, just want to thank you and Carson for putting WA together for people like me who have been burned a few times over the years with scams. At this stage I am still a free member, only because of lack of funds, but will be a premium member in the not to distant future. My only regret is that I didn’t find WA sooner. Talk again soon in the WA community, got to get back to training.

    • Kyle

      Glad we can help Paul and no worries about staying on the Starter membership, you can absolutely upgrade at your own pace and what makes the most sense to you and your situation. You have found WA now, the only place you need to create, grow and manage your business online and we pride ourselves in the fact that we are the most advanced, yet cost efficient platform for building businesses online in the industry.

      If you ever need a hand or have any questions you know how to find me in WA! Bright days are ahead Paul.

  57. William

    I am here just to share with you on my experience as a free starter of WA. Personally I feel WA has taught me a lot even being a completely free member, and yes I am considering becoming premium. However with so much available to me within Starter, I want to get acquainted with WA first.

    I would like just to ask, for premium members for both the affiliate bootcamp and the online entrepreneur certification, how long does it takes to complete them? If i was to sign on as a premium member? I might not have the full time commitment to it and I really do hope to see results in 3 months for me to keep going.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Willam

      kyle~, forgot to ask you, is one page website still viable nowadays? example like i have a product i want to sell, i let visitors visit my website and than they subscribe to them after which i email them which is my list. is that considered negative to my website?

      i am asking because i saw what is needed for amazon associates. it does seem i need a lot more content for them to be able to mark my website as viable associate?

      • Kyle

        Yes, you can still leverage squeeze pages (as long as you have a source of traffic) with email marketing. This is absolutely a viable marketing technique. You will not be able to get an Amazon account with a site like this and I don’t recommend one page sites if you plan on creating a long term, sustainable and authoritative business online. It can be an aspect of your business, but it should be the first thing you do.

    • Kyle

      Glad you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliate and learning lots William. The OEC and the Affiliate Bootcamp courses are completely separate of one another and if you are interesting in build a business in your own niche (which is what I actually recommend), I highly suggest that you work through the training at your own pace.

      There is no “speed” in particular that will be the right fit for everyone, the key is that you make sure you take action on the training as it is the action aspect that is going to lead to your website and affiliate business being built out…not simply just reading.

  58. Jackson

    This is a very timely review for me, I have been researching a lot online lately since getting ripped off by past programs (too many to count).

    Not only have I found the approach in terms of how Wealthy Affiliate promotes itself very much refreshing, I find that the people promoting it out there (assuming it is other affiliates) are selling you on the service and what you get if you join WA, not some fake lifestyle BS hype propaganda.

    I am definitely going to take you up on your offer Kyle and I hope you are as genuine as you sound. I guess I will find out very quickly though won’t I?!

    • Kyle

      First off, I can absolutely understand where you are coming from in terms of products selling everything but the product. There are an incredible number of products/services in the affiliate marketing/internet marketing space that tell you how rich you will become, how awesome the lifestyle is, how successful others are…basically the drink on the beach sort of lifestyle. But there is one thing they forget, to tell you what their product is. That is a sure sign of a scheme or a scam and this is a good litmus test for anyone looking to get involved in an online business.

      We take a different approach, because well, we believe in our service and we have spent the last 11.5 years refining and constantly improving the platform at Wealthy Affiliate. We sell our service based on what our service is and give context as to how it will help you build a business online. And Wealthy Affiliate has a completely free starter membership so you can check it out for yourself, get rolling with the training, interact with others and get help, build websites, and take part in various forms of video training/discussions/networking events.

      The only thing that hasn’t changed at WA over past years is the price. In the 11.5 years we have been in business and the millions we invest into our platform every year, we have NOT changed the price. The alone should say a lot about our motives, it surely isn’t taking money from people, it is offering the most help possible and the most efficient price.

  59. Derek

    Thanks for the review Kyle. I’m already a WA member. Just re-visiting this page to see where my WA journey started for me.

    I’m thankful I came across this website. I’m looking forward to continued success with WA in 2017.


    • Kyle

      Awesome, thanks for making your way back here. It is always fun to reflect on your journey and I wish you nothing but the utmost success with your business in 2017.

  60. Igor

    Hi, Kyle!

    Thanks for the review! Because of the fact I am already WA Premium member since October 2016..

    I started to become pretty familiar with WA! My site is developing and I am going to build it up!

    I enjoy many lessons here at WA as well as the community!

    Glad to be part of WA!


    • Kyle

      Awesome Igor, so glad you are enjoying everything at Wealthy Affiliate. It sounds like you are making some really good progress with your website and of course if you ever need a hand with anything or Site Feedback moving forward, feel free to ask me for help inside of WA.

  61. James

    Wonderful experience here at WA. I was sidetracked by some family problems. Lost some time, but when I got back I was relieved that my training was where I left it. And there was no problem going back to refresh. Looking forward to smooth sailing and launch of my new website. Nice no one here is pushing me, just leading me down the right path. I am the one that has to push me.

  62. kay

    So far Wealthy Affiliate has provided me with so much value you guys have pulled out the stops and im happy to pay for my membership it has boosted my progress and confidence by 100%. Things are looking up I can finally see the blue clouds from all of the grey ones that reside out there in the internet marketing world.

    • Kyle

      This is so wonderful to hear and I am really glad you are enjoying your experience within Wealthy Affiliate. The “blue sky” is something that we hope we can allow anyone to see within the online business world. There is a proven path to creating a business online within any niche and that is what we teach at Wealthy Affiliate, regardless of your level of experience or if you are a completely newbie.

      I look forward to seeing your progress as you build out your business and of course if you ever need a hand I am readily available within Wealthy Affiliate.

  63. Duane Denver Payne

    Hello Kyle.Well I am on the edge of becoming a premium member at WA but just so afraid that I don’t succeed.I am not afraid of hard work or to put the work in,I just can’t fail or lose more money,because I have no job and all I have now is to start making money online to survive(so i am like on a ticking time bomb and need to get off fast)I jusr need good and real advice.Thank You

    • Kyle

      You won’t lose any money, you are paying for a service at Wealthy Affiliate. Unlike other schemes out there, you are not joining WA to take part in a scheme. You are going to be learning how to properly build a business online (in any niche) and we provide you with all of the tools, the training, services, live classes and support you need to create a business online.

      Making money fast is not a reality and is an idea that we are realistic about. It takes time and anyone that tells you otherwise is in the business of taking your money, nothing more. If you are willing to work at this, you are going to be in a very good position of creating a long term and very successful business online.

  64. Anthony

    Hey Kyle,
    Thank you for providing your wealth of information on website development and providing us with a site like Wealthy Affiliate. My only regret is I wasted two years researching about the site when I should have signed up immediately.

    I have accomplished more in two weeks then I have in the last 3 years going at it alone. Thanks to you and the Wealthy Affiliate community I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    • Kyle

      Welcome to the family Anthony, you have a bright future ahead of you Anthony and I am glad you finally took the leap to join WA. Sometimes it takes time to find out what doesn’t work and even getting “burned” sometimes by one of the many schemes out there before you find a safe haven at Wealthy Affiliate.

      I look forward to working with you moving forward, you have a bright future ahead of you!

  65. Sanela

    Hi Kyle,
    I just wanted to say that joining the WA is one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
    Not only I’ve got a chance to pursue my dreams by making income here, but also I have many more benefits:

    I learned how to make a website, and I have had no previous experience,

    Met some very nice people (hope to meet all of them in Vegas 🙂 ), I always liked networking with people all around the world,

    I am getting so much positive energy through the support of the community,

    Discovered that I can actually write stories that people like reading and even more than that, writing them in English without feeling judged (in fact, very much supported in that part as well).

    I am progressively learning here so much about business, online business, focusing, success, managing and much much more.

    Thank you for making all of this possible!

    For being there to help whenever is needed!

    For sharing such a nice and straight to he point review of your business.

    Now, off to go, to build my own 🙂

    • Kyle

      Thanks for the feedback and kind words Sanela, so glad you are enjoying the Wealthy Affiliate experience! It is great to hear you are finding your passion and realizing how capable you are of creating a real, long term business online in your chosen niche.

      Passion leads to success and so does helping others. This is something that we absolutely embrace within Wealthy Affiliate.

  66. Stephen

    Hey Kyle it’s me again from earlier on in the year. Not sure if you remember me but I think that I’m on the verge of joining wealthy affiliate. My only question is, I have been looking at some YouTube videos about the program, and some people have stated that there is a lot of information being hidden from the users and that the only people who make a lot of money are those at the top and new members don’t make much of anything. I’ve never really believed their claims because I’m of the mindset that if you put in the work, then you can reach any level of success you want. Why are there people that make those claims, and secondly, if I join wealthy affiliate, will it truly be an investment that can change my life and be as good as advertised? I apologize for all of the questions it’s just I need to be 100% committed and set on this decision before I make the jump.

    • Kyle

      Well you are definitely of the right mindset Stephen and you are completely accurate, if you put in the work you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. At Wealthy Affiliate we provide you with the platform/training/tools/website/hosting/support/networking that will facilitate your success, but it will not create it. Only you can do that.

      There are an incredible number of people that are building business online within WA, in fact everyone that is taking action on the training and using the services available to them. These are businesses in pretty much every niche you can imagine, from football snack helmets, to dieting related sites, to entrepreneur related niches, to….well, there are 100,000’s of potential directions you can head.

      Whether or not someone builds a business is up to them. Not us, but if you are willing to work hard and take action on what we teach, you can absolutely have a bright future ahead of you.

      • Stephen

        Thank you for your reassurance. I feel like people who don’t do well bash this site and claim that it’s a scheme or scam when it reality they didn’t put in the work which resulted in disappointment for them. It kind of makes me angry that people claim it’s a rip off when you can have as much success as you put your mind to

        • Kyle

          There are over 50,000 positive reviews of Wealthy Affiliate online and we have been around 11 years, longer than any other company in the affiliate marketing industry for a reason. We care about our members, we are constantly evolving and improving our platform and service, and we are always moving forward with technology.

          Lots to look forward to for members of Wealthy Affiliate in the remainder of 2016 and moving to 2017. We don’t create success for folks, we simply can’t. We can only facilitate success, without someone working hard at their business, no success will every happen. If someone can bring hard work to the table, we provide them with EVERYTHING else they need. 🙂

    • Hi Stephen,
      I am the WA member, and I am truly very very happy with being here.

      I’ve just read your comment and wanted to tell you that since I’ve been in the WA I found all the answers on my questions since nothing is hidden 🙂 There can be only a chance that you get a different kind of answers from different experts and if you still can’t figure out how to manage some of the tasks you have, you can simply ask Kyle or Carson and you’ll get the answer within a couple of hours 🙂

      Also there is no ”top” or ”bottom” here, since is not some kind of MLM system, which actually gives you so much space. The fact is that you earn money promoting the WA and to the people that click on your link you become some kind of the connection with the platform, but you have no obligations to that person once he/she join.

      But also whoever joins will get a support from thousands of members and at the first place from the owners.

      I hope to see you there 🙂


  67. Cha

    Thank you Kyle! For visitors reading this post, the reason why this business, really “community”, is so successful is because you will find no lies. He is true to his word and there is a reason why people stay, and COME BACK. That says a lot. If all business had WA’s ethics and morals they would all be winners. Thank you so much for sharing what you know and for being very open and honest. And really, for truly caring for your people.

    • Kyle

      That is what Wealthy Affiliate is all about, we lead by example and the community is second to none in the industry. Every single we have made in our 11 years in business (whew, I can’t believe it has been 11 years now), has been based on what will help people more NOT what will make us more money. That is what our business was built off, the morals we instil within the community, and the principles our foundation was building off of.

      So glad you are enjoying your experience at WA.

  68. Marsh

    Hello Kyle, top-notch solutions with quite a number of reviews that support the extensive work being done at Wealthy Affiliate to help people get it done – definitely commendable.
    I have been trying to find out though, does SiteRubix support integration of ecommerce platforms like shopify, gumroad or paypal?

    • Kyle

      SiteRubix is based on the WordPress CMS (framework) and yes, you can absolutely create ecommerce websites through the state of the art SiteRubix platform. There are plugins that you can use to integrate paypal, gumroad, shopify, stripe, etc. along with your own payment process as there are entire platforms and themes dedicated to this as well such as WooCommerce. All this is very much available.

      If you want to learn about the SiteRubix website platform offered to members of Wealthy Affiliate, you can do so here:

      The Most Powerful Website Platform in the World

  69. Wil

    Wealthy Affiliate is awesome Kyle. Very cool platform. I wish there were a way to determine why Google may not be accepting for Adsense though. It seems like they’d accept right away. I can’t wait to continue the training and learn much more. This not only fun, but can potentially lead to an entirely new career. Great Platform to learn.

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying WA Wil.

      In respect to your issues with Adsense, first off I don’t really recommend using Adsense on any site where you are getting quality traffic as it can be much better utilized and monetized with revenue strategies like affiliate marketing.

      Secondly, if your website is not established and is in the very early stages of development (has very little content), Google is going to be far less inclined to approve your Adsense application. You ideally want to wait until your site is somewhat established and is getting traffic before you apply.

  70. Alexey

    I just love when you are being honest with yourself, and your readers. Your review was a good read to me and It feels like I know what will be my next move. I really want an online business and to be free in life, does your trainings provide better content than, let’s say clickbank’s training or other online websites? It feels like it does but I am afraid of being a victim to previous scams..
    Thanks a lot,

    • Kyle

      One thing that you can look at when researching any company is their track record. Wealthy Affiliate has been around longer than any other company in the industry and that is not because we sit around and offer the same service now that we did in 2005. It is constantly evolving, improving, new features being added, new platforms being added, and the community at Wealthy Affiliate has never been move thriving and helpful than it is today.

      If you are serious about building a business online and doing so in a cost efficient and ethical way, Wealthy Affiliate is a place you can call home. Everything you need to create, grow and manage your business is included under one roof.

      I can absolutely appreciate that you may have been scammed in the past as many have been, but one thing I can assure you of is that if you become a member of WA you will never be scammed again in the future.

  71. John


    You are very correct in stating that the Wealthy Affiliate training is the best on the web. Not only do you get the live training, live chat and two different styles of training platforms, you get a push from the owners to get you going.

    The biggest problem that most people have is the self motivation to do the work required to make a website profitable. It does take some time and effort. I find some of my friends here at WA are my best supporters and give me a kick in the rear when needed, boy do I need it now.

    The thing that I can say is the training works and you can make money with this program. Nobody is going to do the work for you, you must get yourself in gear and in very little time you could be living your dream.

    Go WA


    • Kyle

      And “making money” is a byproduct of building a business which is the focus within Wealthy Affiliate. You can literally go into any niche that you like and create a business using the platform at WA. Nobody does the work for you like you said, Wealthy Affiliate is the “facilitator” of your success, you are the creator of it.

      I am so glad that you are making full use of the platform John and truly enjoying the service.

  72. Elo Murphy

    I completely agree with you. I almost fell for one of the many scam programs out there before finding WA. There are too many services out there deceiving desperate people. Thank God we have people like you Kyle to fish out the bad eggs. It is alarming to see scam websites telling make believe lies and getting away with people’s money.

    Great work!

    • Kyle

      It is unfortunate that we reside in an Internet world that is rife with programs and gurus that are in the business of taking money from people, versus offering a quality service. That is one of the main reasons we offer a completely free Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate so people can get more than just a “look” into our service, they get to experience it.

      You can build websites, you can use our state of the art hosting platform, you can get help and support when you need it, you can network, you can go through the world class training…without every spending a dime. The reason other companies in the industry cannot afford to do this is because if they ever gave people a sneak peak or in many cases, revealed what they were actually offering nobody would ever consider giving them a cent.

  73. JSaúlGzz

    Hey Kyle, I’ve been in wealthy affiliate for almost 2 months and it’s the best community you can find out there in the Internet, It’s incredibly all the things that I didn’t know before getting engaged by WA community and the certification.

    It’s a pretty good review.

    Your friend, Saúl.

  74. Peter

    I came across this site before I signed up for WA and I am now a premium member and I though I would come back and report my findings.

    I think the content is to a good level that keeps the users interacting with the site and it feels impartial.

    The site feels honest and targeted , this gives me as a user a level of confidence that you are not just selling 1 site but providing tangible feedback and letting the user make his own decision on their niche/direction.

    • Kyle

      That is something that makes WA unique is that you can literally take any passion or interest you have and turn it into an online business, no experience necessary. There are literally 100,000’s of different niches you can choose from and MILLIONS of products and services that you can promote as an affiliate. The sky is the limit once you understand the fundamentals of building a business online, which we provide you within Wealthy Affiliate.

      I look forward to working with you and seeing your progress as you do build out your website/business.

  75. Josh

    Hey Kyle

    I’ve been part of the Wealthy Affiliate program for a few months now and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to start their own business online and blogging. The community is very friendly and I have learnt a lot.
    Thanks for the review and the program. I’m confident that with your advice I will be successful online too.

    • Kyle

      Thanks for your input here Josh. As you said, the community is very friendly, but not just that, there are 1,000’s of very successful folks within Wealthy Affiliate that are constantly immersed in the platform, there to help you out if you ever need a hand in your journey to success. You do have a bright future ahead of you!

  76. James

    Hi Kyle;
    I pretty much concluded that the platform at WA, with the training and community would be of benefit to me. I first started checking the internet about three years ago. At that time I joined PIPS. With the learning curve of SEO, HTLM, back linking, posting, etc. etc. etc. and not having a clear path of understanding, it became very overwhelming. Along with the programs it was promoting, and all the scams in that niche, I became very skeptical. Another thing, the online making money niche is very crowded.

    I run a niche heating company for 25+ years and at that time the busy season kicked in and had to give up my pursuit but still have a belief that an online business is doable. I find it a very slippery slope to find the proper direction and guidance.

    I just have a few questions to ask if I may do so.

    1- If you provide a niche for me to get started, Is there ways of adding content on that niche that I am unfamiliar with?
    2- Is this how the Rapid Writer works, by helping with content?
    3- I believe WA used to be IM reports #1 recommendation and I see Chris Farrell now. Any insight into IM report?

    I believe after reading the comments and your reply’s, I know what you are going to say. Join the free starter and check out the community support, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. LOL. Thanks

    Regards James

    • Kyle

      First off, no niche is too crowded James. To be honest, most people don’t know what they are doing and by being a member at WA you are going to have competitive advantage over others in the industry. There are BILLIONS of keywords and 100,000’s of potential niches. So regardless of the direction you head, there is an incredible amount of opportunity.

      In response to your questions here:

      1. You choose your niche, we don’t tell you what direction you head. Content is definitely part of the process and if you plan on building content, you can leverage the Internet (the information highway) to research any topic/keyword, the same as any journalist would do. We teach the process and will be breaking that down for you within the training.

      2. Rapid writer is a platform you can use to write, manage and store your content (and to create campaigns). It doesn’t write the content for you, you still have to do that. There is not a tool in the world that will write your content for you, nor is this something that you would ever want to seek out. The lazy way out, in particular when it comes to a critical aspect to your business like content, is surely to end in low rankings and often times complete disaster.

      3. I am not familiar with IM reports, but we are the longest standing and the most thorough platform in the industry. There is likely a relationship between IM reports and Chris Farrell. By no means would I ever disrespect Chris or his service though, he has done good things in the industry for years. I do recommend though that you give the Starter membership WA a try, you will not turn back! 🙂

      There is not a community or platform that offers in their “paid” membership what we offer in our free Starter membership. Our Premium membership goes far beyond any offering in the industry and I will stand behind that. The level of hosting you get within our platform is a top tier, Managed WordPress platform that exceeds the quality of the industry average and the most reputable companies packages (that average $100-$250 per month). And that is just ONE of the many things you have access to within Wealthy Affiliate.

      Hope this helps you out here James and I definitely do look forward to working with you.

  77. Tristen Heatherly

    Great website! I do have a weird question though. At the top of the page you aligned your WA picture to the right of your beginning text (name: price: etc.). When I try to add an image to my page, it aligns to the right, but pushes the next lines of text further down and there is a huge gap. Do you know how to fix this? I can elaborate more if you need.

    • Kyle

      Yeah, glad to help you out here Tristen. When you are within your editor, you will want to put the cursor within the content where you want to add it. Then when you “insert” the image, you will want to make sure the alignment is set-up to the right. This should do the trick, just make sure the image isn’t too big or it will show on one line all by itself, so you might want to choose a smaller size (usually around 300-350 pixels is max width).

      Hope this helps you out. If you need any further help with your website, get in touch with me inside of Wealthy Affiliate and I will be more than happy to get you moving in the right direction.

  78. Lou

    Hi Kyle, I am about half way through reading all these comments, but think I am going to take the plunge. One question though, I read where you recommend to stay with one or maybe two web sites/niches. Why then does WA offer 50 possible site in the premium package?

    • Kyle

      Yes, we absolutely recommend you start off with one website (two at the most) when getting rolling with your business. It is much better of to build one website that is GREAT than it is to build many different websites that are mediocre. That is a trap that people get caught up early on in their business, they feel as though they need to be involved in 10+ websites to be successful online, simply not the case. You can create as much success as you want with ONE website.

      Wealthy Affiliate offers a hosting platform and a managed WordPress hosting experience comparable to that you would get other places that are over $250 per month, all included within your Premium membership. Over time you might have multiple websites and within the Premium membership you can also host your own domains, at some point along the journey you will get your own .com (or top level domain) for your brand. You can host up to 25 of your own domains within the Premium membership as well as create 25 free .siterubix.com websites (total of 50).

      Hope this clarifies for you Lou.

        • Kyle

          Excellent! I look forward to working with you Lou and I know you are going to absolutely love your experience at Wealthy Affiliate. See you inside!

      • Stephen

        Hi Kyle, I plan on hopefully joining Wealthy Affiliate soon. The community appears very generous, and the authenticity of you and Kyle really was an eye opener. I have many questions about how I will be building my business at some point. Is the affiliate boot camp only for people who promote wealthy affiliate, or does it teach you how to earn commission with any niche? Also are there multiple ways to earn money from one website like with advertisements and affiliate links promoting another product? Thank you again, it’s a breath of fresh air that millionaire owners like you and Kyle are humble enough to take time out of your day and help the community, as well as be a part of it. This seems like the cream of the crop when it comes to online business building

        • Kyle

          Glad to help here.

          There are two initial paths you can take within the training at Wealthy Affiliate, the Getting Started training which will walk you through the process of building a business in your own niche (could be anything) or the Affiliate Bootcamp which is focused more on the make money style niches and the surrounding verticals.

          You have open reigns on either path you go, but ideally you will head in a direction that you are passionate about and in your own niche. That is what we encourage at WA and we have an incredible amount of help available within the community if you ever do need a hand coming up with a niche.

          Your website is your platform and your foundation for your business, once you learn how to get traffic to your website (which can be done for completely free and we teach this within WA), there are many ways in which you can monetize that traffic. Affiliate programs are one of them, but a huge opportunity as you can literally promote MILLIONS of products/services as an affiliate for no cost at all. There are other ways you can generate revenue though like advertising (adsense, etc) as well as selling your own products/services.

          Hope this helps you out here Stephen and I know that you will thorough enjoy Wealthy Affiliate if you do make the decision to join.

  79. Linda

    Is there any limit on WA hosting in regards to traffic.
    What happens if you build a blog and it get say 500,000 page views a month.. I have heard from others that they were told they were using too many resources and forced to move their website.
    Can you please clarify this..?

    • Kyle

      Our hosting could definitely support this. As you start to get to that point in your business, sometimes you do want to move to your own dedicated environment but that would be up to you. With that sort of traffic coming to your website, you would be earning a minimum of 6 figures per year and likely MUCH more (potentially 7 figures). Cross that bridge when you get there, but do know that we offer a state of the art, managed WordPress hosting platform that competes with the best in the industry and is included in your membership.

      To get more information about the hosting offered at Wealthy Affiliate, you can read more about it here.

      The WordPress Hosting at Wealthy Affiliate

      • Linda

        Thank you for the response, and I didn’t realize what a great value WA has just in hosting alone..Thanks for the clarification..

        • Kyle

          Yeah, any service that you are offered within WA you can assume is benchmarked against the industry leaders. We don’t add anything to WA unless we feel can offer a service equivalent to, or better than, the industry leaders. Hosting is no different and between that and the SiteRubix website platform, you are getting access to website/hosting/domain features not offered anywhere else in the world. Glad I could offer some clarity.

    • Kyle

      There is no “contracts” whatsoever. You stay for as little or as long as you like, it is completely up to you Brian. There are members that come and stay a month, and we have had members that have been with us for the past 10 years. You are in full control and we are very transparent about everything we do within WA (and you also have direct access to me within the members area if you ever have any questions).

  80. Terrii

    Kyle, You are absolutely correct when you said “If you join premium you will never buy another another guru book, internet scam, or expensive online success course again” Everything a person could possibly need to start an online business and be successful at it with their hard work is right here. I am very glad I joined and look forward to see my results of my handwork in the months to come. Thank you

    • Kyle

      We are absolutely serious when we make that statement, WA has evolved, grown, and innovated over the past 11 years to what it is today. Everything you need to create and grow a business online is in one place and we have always been motivated by the helping others, not financially (hence why our price hasn’t gone up in 11 years though we invest millions into our platform every year).

      So glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate and I look forward to seeing your progress as you do move forward.

  81. Briana

    Kyle! I love your review of your own business. I have not been unhappy EVER since I joined. I just wish I had not waited so long to go premium! I can’t wait to get my business up and running but I’m also glad I can get through the training and build my website at my own pace! The membership is well worth the money! I’m a happy customer! Just thought I’d give my two cents. Thank you! B

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experience thus far Briana and thanks for dropping by and offering your feedback. Now that you are a member of WA, you have absolutely everything you need all in one place to create, grow and manage your online business(es) including my personal support.

      I look forward to working with you and if you do need a hand with anything at all, you know where to find me!

  82. Allison

    Hey Kyle, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you. Wealthy Affiliate is changing so many different things in my life right now. It’s been less than a month and I already have a beautiful website with published pages and comments of my very own! I am working through the bootcamp training now and plan to choose a niche for a second, unrelated website within the year.

    I am proud of what I am doing and where I am headed. I am set up for success because of you and I just want to say thanks. I have wanted to do something like this for years and now I am finally able to do so. I feel like I am attending a special college just for entrepreneurs but it doesn’t cost me my life. It was FREE to start and I even got a discount on the first month. You have boosted my confidence and truly lifted my spirits. I feel like the options are endless and I cannot wait to complete ALL of the training. It will take some time since there is just so much to offer but I plan to learn as much as I can.

    So long story short, thank you so much for what you have done and what you continue to do. I am having fun while building a better future for myself and my family. I couldn’t be more pleased or blessed.

    • Kyle

      That is exactly what our goal has always been with Wealthy Affiliate, to offer EVERYONE a chance to properly build a business online. The unfortunately problem with institutionalized education (University/College) and something that has always frustrated us is their inability to stay current with their education in particular when it comes to topics related to marketing online/SEO.

      Thus, why we have evolved WA into a safe, interactive, and very progressive platform for ANYONE to create, grow and manage their business online, all inclusive of the tools/websites/hosting/training/support/mentoring you need.

      So glad you stopped by and offered your feedback and I look forward to connecting with you and working with you moving forward inside of Wealthy Affiliate. Cheers.

  83. Darleen

    What are the current price points for joining at the Premium level, I have seen prices saying after you join for Free Review you have 7 days to decide on the Premium level to get a discount. Does this apply to a whole year etc. Is this only a one time discount and then the price goes up to 47$ per month etc. Also do you have to make a decision in 7 days for sure to get the discount? I have a high pressured job and time may not allow me to get through the free review within 7 days to make an informed decision.

    • Kyle

      First off, the “free trial” isn’t a “trial”, it is access to the platform as a Starter member. Yes, this is more limited than the Premium membership but it includes a heck of a lot and will definitely get you up and running with your business without every paying a penny. We put our best foot forward because we stand behind our service and I know that you will love your experience within WA.

      There is a Premium membership, it is offered at a first month discount for the first 7 days…beyond that it is $47 per month. The monthly charge for the service at WA, which includes EVERYTHING you need to run a business from the training, the live classes, the tools, the website platform, the hosting pllatform, mentoring, support, networking, etc…is $47 per month, for everything. There is also a discounted yearly option if that works best for you, $359 for the entire year.

      But I always recommend you get started on the free Starter membership. By lesson 4 of the training alone, you are going to have your very own niche website up and running!

  84. Laria

    I’d much prefer to be paid via check. Is this possible with WA since my PayPal was hacked and they’ve yet to fix the issue

  85. Maria

    I am with a direct marketing company that I absolutely love, the products are amazing, and I do pretty good in getting people to open an account, but I’m looking for leaders, will WA be something that can help me with this?

    • Kyle

      Absolutely we can help Maria, regardless of what you promote we can help you out. We have many direct marketers, internet marketers, affiliate marketers and even many local businesses that are leveraging the WA platform to drive their businesses online.

      We teach you how to properly create a proper business within the online space, it doesn’t start with a product though..it is going to start with an audience. Once you build an audience, you have someone to promote to and you build out your business with this way. The sky is truly the limit.

  86. Dennis Law

    I’ve enjoyed reading about this opportunity, and it may be just what I’ve been looking for. The question I have is if this allows me to continue in the MLM business that I have already started? I’m convinced that it is a good outfit and will grow, but I’m not getting very many of my personal friends and family to come on board yet, as most of them are anti MLM so far. I bought my own website already, using wordpress, but I’m 61 years old and not very computer literate, so I don’t know how to draw/attract potential customers and/or distributors to my website, or to actually finalize the website to my liking.

    • Kyle

      The focus of any business should never be a product, rather an audience. That is what you are going to learn in the early stages at Wealthy Affiliate and that is where MLM folks are usually steered in the wrong direction. They are so focus on promoting their products and often times to people that truly are not their audience.

      So yes, we can help you out and we work with MANY MLM folks. You are going to be learning how to build out your business in a way that first focuses on building out a website in a respective and relevant niche and BUILDING up traffic…from there, you can promote whatever you like to people whether this be your MLM products or any of the MILLIONS (literally) of products out there that you can promote as an affiliate.

  87. Wayne Stewart


    I joined in October of this year, and didn’t do much research. I was looking at an offer that had NBC, CBS, etc on their site and happen to get warned by you of scams. The way you presented WA drew me in, and I decided to take on the 7 day free membership to start, and was immediately offered the $19 first month. I had been sitting for over 6 weeks with no work, flat broke to where even $19 was scary. I appreciated the fact that you allowed me to go 12-14 days I believe before I finally decided that I had $19, so went Premium.

    I was still scared & skeptical, and questioned from all my past experiences if what I was seeing and experiencing was really true. WA was just too good to be true. At the same time I had just started a new job that has unreal hrs, and mixed with trying to learn the lessons, and stay up with what I was learning when this job took so much of my time and away from WA 4-5 days a week.

    The Community is a God send, and have kept me encouraged to just continue to take things one step at a time, and be patient. I really enjoyed your review, and would have to say that as I have experienced what you & Carson have created, it is truly amazing, and exceeds them all. I still am a long way off from where I desire to be, but know that the only thing that can stop me, is me. Thankyou for the passion you have, and the way you present it. I was had without ever reading this review.

    • Kyle

      I am so happy the at you are loving your experience at WA Wayne.

      It is comments like this that continue to drive us to continue making WA better and better with each day. We have invested our blood, sweat and tears into the platform at Wealthy Affiliate and what you see today is 10 years of constant innovation, evolution and improvements. I can tell you that we are only getting started too and that we have some really awesome stuff slated for the members at Wealthy Affiliate in the year ahead.

      I look forward to working with you and seeing your progress as you move forward Wayne. A bright journey lies ahead.

  88. Linda

    Hi Kyle,
    I must say, I joined WA recently and I was both scared and sceptical to go over to premium. But this in one decision in my life that I can say – this time I did not make a mistake.

    I’ve been working online for years now and read everything I can find on affiliate marketing – spending hours and hours learning. If I knew about WA then, it would have saved me allot of time and allot of headaches.

    Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of a kind. Linda

    • Kyle

      SO glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate Linda and of course it is only natural to be a little “scared” and skeptical within the online world. There are so many scams out there and I would never argue that. When people typically find WA, they feel at home immediately because of the supportive community and the fact that everything you need to create and grow your business is in ONE place, without the constant upsells.

      Let’s look forward and towards the exciting journey ahead. I look forward to working with you and I know you are going to have a brilliant year ahead!

  89. GEN

    Can a website be used to sell sporting goods as an affiliate of amazon and eBay, or is best to use the Astore from amazon? How about physical goods and shopping cart like shopify, can you add shopify to your website?

    • Kyle

      Shopify is a completely separate and very expensive platform for selling your own products/services if you want to run your own mom/pop shop online. If you want to promote products as an affiliate, you don’t need and you don’t want your own store. You will be able to leverage the WordPress Platform for building your websites and these are the types of websites you will be building at Wealthy Affiliate.

      RE: what you promote and what affiliate programs you promote, that will be up to you. There are 10,000’s of options out there and millions of products you can promote, what you promote will be based on what your target audience is and the context of your actual pages/posts. Relevance converts.

      This is all going to be taught to you and a very easy-to-understand way inside of Wealthy Affiliate Gen.

  90. Debbie

    Hi Kyle,

    I ‘m thinking of signing up with WA but I’m confused about the costs:
    1. I know the starter is free
    2. The Premium is $359/year
    3. My question is: is there a $19.00 subscription fee for the first month and then $47 for the remaining months totaling $536 in addition?
    4. If I go with the starter and then to the Premium will I still need to pay the $536?

    • Kyle

      You are correct. The Starter membership is completely free.

      There is a Premium membership which gives you the key to the community and access to EVERYTHING you need to create and grow a business to any level online. This is $19 for the first month, then either $47 per month (if you want to pay on month to month) or $359 per year which is the discounted rate if you pay for the whole year at once. Hope this clarifies for you here.

  91. Chuck


    I’m struggling to make ends meet, losing a six-figure a year gig and now have just taken a job making minimum wage. Talk about fear. Something I could do online from home would be great, but how can I really trust this will help or even be successful? Can I turn this around into a real career, or am I only going to make $400 a week? Plus, how do I know what to promote? What are examples of things people promote? I need help, and FAST, is this really something that could help me get caught up on past due bills then build a financial future to give myself and my y oung child security?

    • Kyle

      You can’t trust anything until you actually are able to try it and that is why Wealthy Affiliate offers a free Starter membership with no obligation so you can get a taste of how helpful and support (and useful) the platform is before you have to invest any of your money into it.

      I have been doing this for 13 years full-time now so I can assure you that this “online” thing is much more than an opportunity, it is a path to create a business and do so doing something you are interested/passionate about. Wealthy Affiliate will give you all the tools, training, live classes, support and mentoring you need to accomplish this.

      What you promote, how you promote it, how you get traffic and build your brand, and EVERYTHING you need to create and grow a business online are going to be covered within the training.

      • Hi Kyle,

        I came across this thread whilst conducting my own due dilligence in reviewing affilorama. I joined as a member of salehoo.com which is founded by the same person who created affilorama. I joined salehoo.com as I wanted to sell products online via dropshipping but soon realised that affilate marketing was a better online business model.

        I was about to purchase affiloram’s jetpack which includes 5 x websites but after reading a review of a guy who got ripped off with the same purchase I now have my reservations.

        I am basically a newbie to all this online affilate marketing so what I am looking for is a system that will be there with me step by step and help me to be equipped with the knowledge to become a successful affilate marketer and hopefully one day give up my fulltime job. The “how” is the challenge for me at the moment, as I already have my “why” reasons for wanting to start an successfull affilate marketing online business and this to have the worklife balance to be around my family more.

        I will definitely try the starter membership, but I would appreciate if you could run me through some of the support/mentorship program you have and the costs.
        Thank you.



        • Kyle

          Drop shipping can definitely be a viable model, but you see more arbitrage these days through platforms like Amazon than anything. An example of this would be someone selling a product on eBay without owning the actual product and selling it at an inflated price over what you can get it at through Amazon. Then they will have an Amazon prime account, and take home the difference between the two. Often times this is a lot of work and you end up working for pennies doing either arbitrage of drop shopping.

          The key though is not what you are selling or how you are selling it, it comes down to having a platform to create an audience (a website) and understanding how to get traffic to your website. Once you accomplish that, you are going to be able generate revenue in many different ways. We can absolutely help you with this entire process and offer you everything you need to create and grow a business online from scratch, no products necessary, and in any niche.

          I suggest you get rolling on the Starter membership. I know you are going to love it and I really do look forward to working with you.

  92. Dee

    I’m curious, out of the community of people who started as a beginner then been involved for approx. 1 year have they earned consistently over $1,000 or more? I understand each field is different and will have different results, however average beginner over time should evolve and break through whether it be a 1 year or 3 years. Should I assume the percentage of over $1,000 per month for the mentioned time is possibly 1-10%?

    I am finding it astonishing that a lot of people think by investing a small amount into themselves and their venture that will give massive change ultra quick. Yes it starts small, however in most most things it’s a constant investment of quality (more money, time, learning more) and evolving. If that is too much then maybe it’s wise to just consider finding another job that pays a little better.

    Kind regards.

    • Kyle

      The number would be very high. I cannot give percentages because by everyone within WA is working within different niches, earning success at different rates, and they are in no way obligated to report success. A good percentage of the folks within the community that are vastly successful are those that keep to themselves. I personally am one of those and always have been in the 13 years I have been online, to this day I have actually never told anyone how much I make.

      What I can tell you is that $1,000 per month is more than possible, in particular if you dedicate yourself to this for a year. The only reason I see people fail is because they quit too early in the business creation process, people naturally want success FAST and this is not a reality in the business world. Any level of success is possible if you work for it, whether it is $1,000 per month or $1,000 per day.

      You have 100% chance of succeeding if you work at it. That is all I can tell you, what you do with that is completely up to you and I would be more than happy to help you every step of the way within Wealthy Affiliate Dee.

    • Levi Baker

      Hey Kyle
      Once again you out done your self nice way to list the cons and pros of upgrading to preium really makes me feel.good that we have the I owner backing us Thank you.

      Sincerly,Levi Baker

      • Kyle

        Most definitely Levi, we are here to help and the basis of Wealthy Affiliate and the constant improvements within the company are based on helping people achieve success online. My recommendation to folks is always to get rolling on the Starter membership and immerse yourself in the community before you consider upgrading. You are going to see just how valuable and support the community is. I know you are going to love it.

  93. Bonnie

    I only have a smartphone for internet. Work a full time job and sell Avon for extra income. I am barely getting by. How can you help me. I am a true NEWBE. I have no clue about working a website other than the one I have with Avon.


    • Kyle

      What I can tell you is that is going to be very difficult to create any type of “online” business without access to a laptop or a desktop computer. You can definitely consumer information and educate yourself from a mobile device (I use them for consumption all the time) as for the actual work side of things, it will be more difficult.

      If you have access to a library, they always have computers that you can use and many people without access take this approach when getting rolling within the online space. We can definitely help you as a complete newbie, so that is not a problem. Just the mobile only thing might be a bit of a hurdle.

  94. Adam Williams

    Just wondering….

    I am in Australia – Go Aussie!!! I recently (4 months ago) joined Isagenix. I had some good results, toned up and am feeling great. I have been able to easily keep some elements of the program incorporated into my daily life, and I honestly really love the products. I think the key to success with any MLM is to have a great product, and a story to share about it.

    I have only really managed to sign up three other people, but we have all stayed on the program, and enjoy the products.

    My question is: I realise that there is series money to be made in MLM and that like anything you have to put in effort and do the work. This is the bit I find hard, as I have a full time job with an hour travel each way (11hours of my day) plus I run a 24hour gym evenings and weekends, and in my ‘spare time’ (does anyone really have that?) I have my children every second weekend. This is where I am wondering how WA might help, and how it would do so?


    • Kyle

      Unlike MLM where you people tend to promote the scheme to their friends and family before their efforts dwindle, the Internet marketing world allows you to connect to folks from all over the world, you can promote whatever products or services you want through affiliate programs (millions of products to choose from), and you can build a business within any niche.

      The natural structure of MLM’s stifle people’s ability to create successful business as they tend to rely on selling products that may be overpriced (to support the commission structure) and require a lot of offline hustle and “convincing” to get people to join. Within the online world you can simply help people and build a business doing so. We teach you the exact process as to how to do this within WA, no experience necessary.

  95. Gloria

    Hi Kyle,
    Thanks for your thorough responses to all the posts. Is there a minimum contract period on the month to month Premium membership?

    Thank you,

    • Kyle

      We don’t believe in contracts. As a Premium member at WA (if you choose to upgrade) you are in full control of your membership and you can cancel and rejoin at any time that you like. We are full transparent and if you ever need any help with your account once inside WA I will be able to help you out as well.

  96. Michael Wheeler Jr.

    I’ve been with your program for about 8 months now and would recommend it too anyone just starting out. Thanks for all the good articles and training you guys put out there.


  97. Serana Patino

    Hi Kyle your program seems interested but I have a few questions:

    1. Can this program work on a part-time basis?

    2. If so, can it assist me if I am working as an affiliate for a company in my case Total Life Changes as that company has already given me two websites – one to recruit persons and the other for persons to join and purchase products.

    3. Can this program help me to generate traffic/leads to these websites to help promote my business?

    4. Would you accept international debit cards as a form of payment?

    5. I did not notice this in your review above but I just want to be sure – would I have to promote other companies’ programs in order to stay in WA?

    I apologize for all of these questions but I really want to make sure this is the right thing for me to do as others have expressed I have seen other programs and of course reviews have shown they are scams. Thank you so much for your time and assistance.

    • Kyle

      Glad to help you out here and some really good questions. Here are my responses…

      1. Can this program work on a part-time basis?

      Absolutely it can, in fact I got started within the online space when I was full time in college. Like any business though, you get what you put into it. Hard works pays dividends over time and the more energy you invest into something, the greater the rewards. By all mean, part time is typically how most people start within the online world.

      2. If so, can it assist me if I am working as an affiliate for a company in my case Total Life Changes as that company has already given me two websites – one to recruit persons and the other for persons to join and purchase products.

      You never want to use “canned” websites. The reason is that they won’t rank, you don’t typically own them, and you have no control over the content (minimal flexibility). The starting point to a successful online business (in any niche) is having your own website. This is the foundation of your business. You own it, it allows you to build a brand for yourself, and it allows you the flexibility of being able to promote what you want and what makes sense to your audience.

      3. Can this program help me to generate traffic/leads to these websites to help promote my business?

      Absolutely, this is what we teach. Website, Content, Rankings, Traffic, Opportunity. That is the order of creating a scalable and long term business online. Within WA you are going to get all the training you need, 1,000’s of resources, but most of all, we offer you a path through our training platform that will walk you through the exact process. On the Premium side of our membership there are live classes every week that usually run around 1.5 hours on a brand new and very current topic every week.

      4. Would you accept international debit cards as a form of payment?

      Yes, you can use debit cards if you use the Paypal option. We offer both Paypal as well as credit card payments.

      5. I did not notice this in your review above but I just want to be sure – would I have to promote other companies’ programs in order to stay in WA?

      You can promote what you like, you are in full control. You choose the niche/interest for your business and there are 10,000’s of affiliate programs you can join and millions of products you can promote as an affiliate (pretty much everything you can imagine). We help you find these programs within the training and help you with the process of turning a potential customer into a customer.

      Hope this helps you out here and offers some clarity into the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I know you will absolutely love it and I highly suggest that you set-up your free Starter account when you get a chance.

  98. E.R.

    Hi Kyle,

    I want to tell you that it’s taken me a while but I’ve read every single question and answer that has been posted on this site. I want to thank you for the patience professionalism with which you’ve answered all the questions posed to you. I now know everything that I need to know to make an informed decision. I have no doubt that you offer a top-notch educational site and I definitely intend to join at the premium level from the get-go if that’s possible.

    However, I do have an issue that really bothers me. In my desire to get an online business started I recently purchased a membership from a company called Clickfunnels for $997/yr and I also bought 5 websites from a company called Coolhandle for $750. To make matters worse, the latter company does not offer refunds. I must admit, they were mostly impulse buys that I should have avoided. I wish that I would have found your site first.

    Now I have to see what I can do to get my money back. What’s your opinion on Clickfunnels? Do you offer training in funnel creation? Is it an important/viable promotional tool? I see them all over the net.

    • Kyle

      I am sorry to hear that you have been scammed by both of these companies to the tune of $1,600. These tools will serve no value to your business. This is the problem we have always had with this industry and exactly what we have been fighting an uphill battle against in the 10 years that we have been running the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

      For the same price you just invested into programs that will never lead to any level of success, you could have had a 5 year membership at Wealthy Affiliate which includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business to any level online…in any niche.

      If you want to start a business and learn the PROPER process (in any niche of your choice), I do recommend that you at the very least get a Starter membership at WA. It includes access to our website platform, our world class training, the most active and helpful community online, and direct help from 1,000’s of Internet experts. I would love to work with you and if you do have any further questions about Wealthy Affiliate please do let me know.

  99. Midhun

    Finally I finished reading all the comments and it took almost 6 hours ! I am really excited and feeling bad about myself.

    Feeling bad because , I joined wealthy affiliate 2 years ago , but I didn’t stick with it. I have the disease of “shiny object syndrome”. Over two years , I chased after all kind of things and made $0. Only money I have made is $108 from fiverr and I bet it would have been much, much more if I initially stuck with your program.

    So, for two years I chased all kinds of shiny objects and achieved nothing and finally I am back to Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to stay!

    I wasted 2 years of time, what could have I achieved if I sticked with wealthy affiliate and only focused on it? Will be far better that I am a member again. It is exciting to think that I can now relax as I finally have found the only resource I need to succeed online in Wealthy Affiliate.

    Currently I have a starter membership. I am jobless now , but when I get the job and complete all the training in starter, I will upgrade to premium. Plain and simple, there is no better platform in the world.

    Thank you so much Kyle , you are 1 in 100. It is really hard to find someone like you in the world of internet marketing. In fact, it took me 2 years ! Haha

    Man you are amazing! I salute you for all the hard work you are putting in.

    • Kyle

      This actually happens more often than you think. People have a natural tendency to chase “shiny objects” because we are in an industry where people claim that “getting rich quick” is a reality. In fact, it is not. Getting rich within the only space IS, but only if you are realistic about it, willing to work hard and willing to be persistent.

      On top of that, you need to learn the PROPER way to build a LONG TERM online business and that is exactly what folks within the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I am so glad you are back and I can’t wait to see where you take your business this time around!

  100. Bruce

    Hi Kyle:

    WA looks like what I’ve been searching for. And was wondering how much working capital I should set aside. So do you have an good estimate?

    Thanks for your help.


    • Kyle

      Other than the cost of maybe a domain name (your own .com) which is around $15 per year, the only potential cost would be the Premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate which is $19 for the first month, then $47 thereafter (or $359 per year). This includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online, from the training, tools, support, mentorship, websites, hosting, etc.

      Hope this clarifies for you here Bruce.

  101. Rocky

    Hi Kyle,

    First of all I just want to say that I am a very suspicious person by nature and When I came across Wealthy Affiliate I had been scammed many times before and my first impression was “here I go again” I even read the scam reports as well as the legit reports of WA but I wanted to see for myself. I signed up for the free account and once inside I found an amazing community, extremely easy to follow training and guidance. Within just a few hours of interacting in the community and looking around at the training and tools WA offers, I joined the premium program.
    thanks kyle for putting this very unique opportunity out there for people to take advantage of.

    • Kyle

      It is only natural to be skeptical of programs within the “online business” space as there are so many scqms out there. I am glad that you decide to try WA out as the Starter membership is truly FREE and as you saw, we offer a heck of a lot even within the free side of our platform at WA (moreso than any other PAID product/service online).

      I really look forward to working with you moving forward and I look forward to helping you achieve success online Rocky. If you ever need a hand, please do get in touch with me inside of Wealthy Affiliate.

    • Kyle

      There really is no “average” because everyone works different. My journey to success will look completely different than yours and yours will be unique to you. What I can tell you is that the opportunity is the same for everyone within the online space and because of the size of the Internet (2.8 billion active users on high speed), the potential is limitless. If you work hard and take action on what you learn at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to create a successful business online.

      For me personally, it took 3 months to earn my first income online…by month 6 I was earning revenue with a lot of consistency, and just after the year mark I was moving pretty close to a full time income. That is how success online works, the time and energy you invest now will always pay off down the road and often times for years ahead.

      Absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business is within WA and if you are not a Starter member (completely free), I recommend you get yourself an account. I know you will absolutely love it.

  102. Kelly Barnett

    Hi Kyle!!! The more positive reviews I read about WA, the more it makes me want to join!!!! Just a question or two—I have an older laptop that I would be working on, if I did join. Is there any software I would have to be careful about downloading onto my laptop? Also I DO have a tablet—would it be possible to work/view tutorials and classes on my tablet? Thanks so much!!!! Take care and I may just see you there!!!!

    • Kyle

      If you have access to the Internet and a working computer Kelly, that is more than adequate to access the WA platform and leverage it to build your business online. Personally I use WA on all my devices (desktop/laptop/tablet/phone) and it works really well in all. So by all means you can take the training lessons on your tablet or phone.

      My recommendation here is to get started with the completely free Starter membership. I know you are going to love it and I really look forward to working with you!

  103. Frank

    I’am a young 33 year old want to be entrepreneur and I was wondering would how would you file taxes on your earnings, I just joined the free website and looking forward to coming aboard in the near future sounds like a great environment thanks for your time.

    • Kyle

      Taxes are dependent on your location, but with online income you will claim this as a sole proprietor/contractor initially until you are earning enough to consider creating a business (I usually recommend doing this around the $100,000 mark). Cross that bridge when you get there, it is not all that difficult to sort out and because generating revenue online is much more common than ever these days, accountants have a very good grasp how it works.

  104. Jay

    Hey Kyle.

    Just wanted to stop by say thank you! WA is an absolutely great experience! I appreciate all of your hard work!


    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experience at Wealthy Affiliate Jay. If you need a hand as you go through the training, let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out inside of WA.

  105. danijela

    I was wondering if you can tell me if i am in right place as I am trying to find a way to see if there is a company online that will help me work from home that is NOT a scam. I was wondering if Wealthy Affiliate will help me with what I need to know and learn. I don’t own any business at all and also was wonder if i have to pay in next 7 day as I am not sure when i will be able to go through everything this week? If i join and i am not online in next 7 day as for some reason will you still change me?

    • Kyle

      The Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership (which is completely free) is not a trial and therefore if you don’t have much time to work on your business in the week ahead, that is fine. You Premium communication is for the first week, but beyond this you will still have access to your websites/training and the community itself. A business is not created in a week so do approach this as a journey with no time limit…each day you work on your business will lead to further success as you get out of your business what you put into it.

      • Alex Smith

        Hey bro, So Im wanting to get into online marketing hard core. Very passionate about it. I have come across this and Mark Lings Affilo Jetpack course. Its $1,000 to do, but comes with five websites, and basically everything you need. But its $1,000. Im looking to get results in about 3 to 6 months. What would be your best recommendation for me? Thanks

        • Kyle

          $1,000 for 5 canned websites? I would never recommend doing this. At Wealthy Affiliate you are going to get everything you need to create and run a business, you have a website builder (SiteRubix) that will literally allow you to get a website up and running in a matter of minutes. For the price of $1,000, you could have access to WA for 3 years which includes everything from training, live classes, tools, websites, hosting, support, and help from vastly successful marketers.

          But before I would ever recommend you pay anything, get started at Wealthy Affiliate on the Starter membership (completely free). I know you are going to love your experience and the helpful nature of the community. You won’t find anything like it online, that is my promise.

      • barbie

        Hi there!
        I really like what I am seeing here! Quick question….If I upgrade within the 7 days, would the 59% discount be on the $47/month and the $359/year prices??

        • Kyle

          The 59% off is for the first month of Premium if you join within the first 7 days. The $359 is actually discounted and is an option once you are a Premium member, it averages out to $29 per month if you upgrade to yearly which is another awesome discount. Absolutely everything you need to create and grow your business is included at WA, I know you are going to love the platform and I highly recommend that you get rolling on the completely free Starter membership and see for yourself before you consider upgrading.

  106. Sylvie

    Hi Kyle,

    I am curious about WA and it seems to be getting really good reviews.

    Would WA work for me? I am French but I don’t necessarily want to target just the French speaking community. (Still, I’d like to have a go at it too.)

    I am patient. But I don’t have that much time as I teach full time and I have 6 year old very energetic twins I’ raising alone… That only leaves the nights to try and build another business that will enable me to leave my current job (very hard, plus I’ll soon be 60 and I live in Reunion Island, near Mauritius…).

    Can you help?

    • Kyle

      WA can work for absolutely anyone Sylvie, regardless of your situation, location, and your language. The training is in English only, however the website you create and the audience you target can be of any language that you like. If you wanted to target a French speaking audience, that would be completely fine.

      I like you (and most people) started my business within the online world when I had little time. At the time I was full time in college and I can tell you that if you dedicate any free time you can create to your business, you are going to see progress and results. As you see more results, you naturally dedicate more and more time to growing your business. That is simply how it works.

      WA can definitely help you out, no experience necessary. As soon as you join you are going to be put directly into the Getting Started training where you will not only have access to some really awesome training, you have access to a community of help and world class tools you can use to create your website/business.

  107. Mark

    Hey Kyle,
    I really like what I have seen and read about WA recently and would like to ask a couple of questions. I’ve been pitched a few times recently by SEO “Experts” to take their courses for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Their pitch is that what has worked in the past no longer does but that THEIR methods work NOW. I can understand that things change over time and have no doubt that what these guys say is at least, theoretically, correct but it seems that they want to fleece purchasers before they pass on their knowledge. So, how do you at WA keep up to date with what supposedly works now in SEO through your tutorial mediums?

    Also, I’d like to build a business via a regularly updated main blog plus creating an ever growing number of mini sites within various niches making consistent small/large profits all giving a growing, aggregated income and profit. Do you think that WA is a good vehicle to use towards that and if so how would I best go about creating that business model from scratch?

    Thanks in advance Kyle,


    • Kyle

      The SEO “experts” are often times the most expensive and least knowledgeable folks out there. Don’t be fooled by folks that classify themselves as experts in the industry because these same people were those that were promoting the idea of duplicate content, spun content, heavy backlinking campaigns and other black hat techniques.

      At the end of the day Google and other search engines are looking for quality content and engaging content. What worked in SEO 5-7 years ago is still working now and what we have been teaching then, still works now and will work for years to come. We are absolutely current with our training at Wealthy Affiliate and we stay in tuned with any Panda/Penguin/Google Animal update that hits, but at the end of the day WA members are usually excited about these updates because they always benefit from them.

      RE: mini sites, that is a horrible business model. You don’t build a business by building lots of sites, you build a business by being great at one thing. There are 2.8 billion people online and all takes is to be really good at one thing, regardless of the niche, to be VERY successful online. We teach proper business at Wealthy Affiliate and I know you will absolutely love your experience.

  108. Oscar

    Impressive. Can I move a website just started to Wealthy Affiliates? I am a (senior) newbie. You guys have a great thing going. Thanks

    • Kyle

      Yes, you can definitely move your website content over to the websites you will be building/hosting at Wealthy Affiliate on our state of the art platform. Not a problem at all Oscar.

  109. Mike

    I’ve been with WA for 6 months now, and it’s great. Thanks to Kyle, Carson and the rest of WA for all the support.


    • Kyle

      We can help you in every aspect of your business, from the initial stages of building out your website properly (for search engines), to creating content and getting traffic, and properly incorporating promotions that convert well. This goes for absolutely every niche, whether you are completely new to the online business world or have experience, and whether your have an online or offline business.

      If you are looking to have presence within the online world and want a platform that includes absolutely everything you need to accomplish this, we can help you out.

  110. L TURLEY

    Hi Kyle,

    Do you provide direct information, links to the
    10,000’s of affiliate programs and millions of products/services you can promote as an affiliate with WA?

    In essence, does your training lead you to the source to develop income?

    Great to keep learning on the opportunities that exist online.

    Thank you!

    • Kyle

      Absolutely it does. You are going to not only learn how affiliate programs work, you will learn how to find relevant affiliate programs within any niche. There are specific techniques that work wonderful well for finding niches, keywords as well as affiliate programs and these are all discussed within WA.

  111. David Williams

    I really like the honesty expressed here and oddly enough wound up saving an old house by repairing the foundation. It had a sill and the owner of the website at the old house rescue business called me and talked to me like for a half hour and told me just how important the sill,( a picture like frame of heavy timber used under old houses on the east coast) really was. He talked me out of a band-aid repair approach and literally told me everything about how to do it, his story and more. Later it sunk it that experiencein saving that old house was all about how the foundations we build and stand on need to be true, straight, robust and honest.

    Now being here only a few days already I have a good foundation and unlike totally being on my own with the one conversation there is more than I could have ever dreamed of here that is needed to build my online business. It is like striking the true motherload or vein of knowledge I have been looking for. I know it will take some time but it is the quality and sturdiness, the long term results that will last that I think are really important. Thanks Kyle and Carson to for creating and making this all possible.


    • Kyle

      The integrity of your foundation is business is critical. The problem is that when most people go to create a business online they are not only being misinformed by one of the many low grade products out there, they are not focusing on building the foundation of their business (which starts with a website) before they focus on the money part.

      Without a website and without getting traffic to that website, there is no point in worrying about making money. You need people on your site and ideally coming from relevant searches in Google if you want to promote something to them (and make money), so that is the first step and the exact process we teach within WA. Wealthy Affiliate teaches the proper way to build a business with LONG TERM success in mind…and it all starts with that foundation.

    • Kyle

      As a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate you can host up to 25 domains of your own as well as 25 free websites on our .siterubix.com domain (for a total of 50). These are all hosted on our state of the art “managed” hosting platform which offers full security, monitoring, support, SiteHealth metrics, SiteFeedback system, password protection, etc…on the most powerful hosting servers in the world.

  112. Hennie

    I went through some of the content on your site and read through a lot of the comments, cool stuff and I like the way you professionally handle some of the negative and insulting comments, I am more and more tempted to join your network, just one question though, how soon after I get started will I be seeing results? meaning WHEN WILL THE MONEY COME? even if it is only $20 in the first month or so, this will make me more positive hahaha, I will join your network for sure, sounds good to me.

    • Kyle

      What you earn is obviously based on what YOU do and the time and energy you invest into this. You are creating a business at Wealthy Affiliate and sure, we provide you with absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online but at the end of the day, it is you that ends up building it.

      For me it took me 3 months to earn my first $1 online. This is quite normal as the first couple months are usually the foundation building process. Once you have this foundation in place, then you have the infrastructure to build a very successful business. I have now been at this 13 years full time and I know if I didn’t dedicate myself those first couple of months, I wouldn’t be where I am at today.

      So the sky is the limit and what you get within WA is everything you need to build a very lucrative business, but I don’t give an “expectations” because everyone is different, everyone works at different rates, etc. Hope this offer some clarity here. What I do know is that you will love your experience at Wealthy Affiliate and you will love the community there.

  113. Dave

    Yes is there any Training inside Wealthy Affiliate that will teach me how to be a Amazon affiliate I’m looking to sell with Amazon?

    • Kyle

      Absolutely Dave, what you promote is completely up to you and the training at Wealthy Affiliate will work with any type of product/service within any niche. You are going to learn how to build a business from the ground up, no experience necessary.

      The first focus is going to be building out your website in a way that leads to rankings and relevant traffic. Once you have this audience, then you can promote whatever you want…whether it is something within the Amazon platform, your own product, another affiliate network and in some cases monetize your traffic through ads.

      We can definitely help and I know you are going to love the community at WA.

    • Kyle

      There is an affiliate program at WA yes (and a very lucrative one). The training at WA does show you how to build a business in any niche though and I recommend to people that they follow their passion when building a business. It tends to lead to much more success.

      But yes, the affiliate program is there for anyone that would like to promote WA (both free and Premium members). Hope this helps you out.

  114. Warren

    Hi Kyle,

    I’ve been busy reading up on WA for the past two days and have to say that I am very impressed and intend joining. I do however have a couple of questions for you:

    1/ Why doesn’t WA take advantage of posting its success stories on line in order to give more encouragement to people like myself?

    2/ How does a WA member know whether advertisers are being truthful in the sales they say they have received via that member’s website?

    3/ Is copyright ever a problem when a WA member names his or her website? For instance, could I call my website Macdonalds.com or Kentucky Fried Chicken.com?

    4/ I’m curious to know who Carson is and how and why you hooked up with him?

    5/ What would happen to a WA member’s online business if you or your website were to cease trading?

    Finally, so suspicious am I of being scammed that I did initially wonder if you were in fact an avatar blogging to himself, but of course, that would be impossible…wouldn’t it?

    Answer my questions Kyle and you will have convinced me to join up for sure!

    By the way, like the personal touch you supply, keep up the good work.

    Kind regards,

    • Kyle

      Nice to hear from you, I know you are really going to love the community at WA Warren. In response to your questions here:

      1/ Why doesn’t WA take advantage of posting its success stories on line in order to give more encouragement to people like myself?

      There are many success stories posted within WA every day. You can read about them when you are inside of the community if you like, but we are not built off of people bragging about their success (to be honest, the most successful people never brag about it), WA is a platform where anyone can learn to create a business within any niche. Our training, tools, resources, support, websites/hosting, and community are unparalleled in the industry and you will gain an appreciation for this even within the Starter membership.

      2/ How does a WA member know whether advertisers are being truthful in the sales they say they have received via that member’s website?

      Affiliate programs are completely automated. When you make a sale (regardless of the programmed) it is tracked and you are notified. Stealing sales doesn’t happen with normal affiliate programs, the only time you might see something like this happening is within the MLM based “make money” programs that are out there.

      3/ Is copyright ever a problem when a WA member names his or her website? For instance, could I call my website Macdonalds.com or Kentucky Fried Chicken.com?

      Yes, some companies are more stringent about domain names and the use of their trademarks within them than others. I usually stay away from domains like that, you want to create your own brand and create a domain that is brandable to you (and your niche). This is discussed in much more detail inside of Wealthy Affiliate.

      4/ I’m curious to know who Carson is and how and why you hooked up with him?

      We met in school and we were independently successful online (in the affiliate marketing industry) before we created WA. We built Wealthy Affiliate back in 2005 with the mission to help others achieve the same sort of success we had and to this day we have stuck with our roots. Everything we do and every evolution of WA premises off of the idea of making the service better for our members with the focus being “help”.

      5/ What would happen to a WA member’s online business if you or your website were to cease trading?

      You are in full control of your business, it is independent of ours. You own your domains that you buy and you own the information in your head (the skillset that you are going to learn). You can take this with you wherever you go. In saying this, you have nothing to be concerned about. We are not going anywhere. We are the top Internet Marketing education platform in the world and the best is yet to come. 🙂

      Hope this helps you out and adds some clarity.

  115. Joe

    What kind of income has been made in different time frames? What income has been achieved in 2 months, 3 months, 1 year to give examples? I know it takes time to build but give me some kind of guidance to set goals.

    • Kyle

      That really depends from person to person Joe and how hard one works. Like any online business, you get out of it what you put into it. My personal story will differ from yours (no exact two stories), but for me it took me 3 months busting my butt to earn my first dime online. By month 6 I was making very consistent sales and just over the year mark I was able to go full time. Some people are faster, some are slower.

      One thing that you are going to get within Wealthy Affiliate is proper training walking you through the process of creating an online business in absolutely any niche (any passion or interest). It is an exciting time on the Internet and the opportunity is only growing, you are going to be able to capitalize on this with the education and the community you have access to within WA.

      • Joe

        I respect that you gave a good honest answer. If I may when you say full time does that mean you are making enough as an established yearly income? This has become your job, you make your bills, do vacations when appropriate and so forth…?

        • Kyle

          Yes, that is exactly what I mean. By full time I mean more than I would make with my computer science degree. The thing about the online world that I still find fascinating to this day is that there is no end to the opportunity out there…in any niche. Your success of course (as with any business) is the byproduct of your hard work and dedication, and Wealthy Affiliate will help you out with everything in between. This includes the training, the tools, the websites/hosting, the support and the community of help.

  116. Vishnu

    Interesting blog posts you have on your website here Kyle. I stumbled across your take on the many “bogus” web businesses out there!

    Reading up on some other programs and this “new” Wealthy Affiliate: which is con and which is pro? real or fake? I will eventually join one!

    I need to ! My Masters Degree in theology is not actually helping me pay my bills! Had a series of unfortunate events these last 10 years from divorce to bankruptcy and repossessions! I will give 100% of effort…but want to be part of something that operates on integrity and looks out for its members and not based on selfishness and personal greed?

    Can you help me decide?

    • Kyle

      Although you have first come across WA, we by no means are “new”. Wealthy Affiliate started back in 2005 and has been a constantly evolution based on what the members and the community have demanded and wanted to see. Close to 10 years of evolution and millions per year invested into the platform takes us to today’s current state. There is nothing in the industry that can compare to even our free Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate and I think you will find that this is more than apparent when you enter the community and you feel the instant “love” from others.

      We are ethical and we teach others how to create an ethical business…the PROPER way. We are focused on helping folks create long term businesses in absolutely any niche ( you decide), so regardless of your passion or interest there is definitely a good fit for you within the online world. I suggest you get a free Starter account and get rolling, I know you are going to love it.

  117. nikhila

    Hi kyle,

    Does this opportunity applies to all countries.
    Now I am in UK but soon will be travelling to India.
    Can I continue this after I go back?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Kyle

      Yes, the Internet is global and so is the opportunity. There are folks within absolutely every country in the world at WA (and lots of them). With close to 280,000 members, you have a community that you can network with and it is really exciting to see people within all niches, from all countries in the world building successful businesses online.

      So yes, most definitely you can.

  118. Ana

    Hi Kyle,

    I first joined WA as a regular paid member in ’09 when I was living in Japan and started going through the courses. But I got sidetracked in a major way after I got sick and had to come back to a country in economic freefall in my late 50s. I lost everything and had to cancel my membership before I’d even got started.

    I found temporary work after that but lost that as well. Now at 60, I’m more determined than ever to get my online businesses started. I’m currently an editor and have a few clients around the world, and I’m building my first site around that with GoDaddy.

    Being unemployed, I simply can’t afford to go to Premium straight away. I hope to as soon as I know I can make my bills regularly. When I asked about rejoining, you informed me that I had to go directly to Premium because I’m a former member. I’m simply not in a position yet. Can’t I rejoin free? I really need the help!

    Thank you,

    • Kyle

      We would love to have you back and I know you are going to notice a ton of changes at Wealthy Affiliate Ana. I have set it up so you can create a new Starter account at WA, simple go to the homepage and register an account. I look forward to working with you moving forward and make sure you pop by and say hi once you are within the community.

  119. Mellissa

    Hello Kyle,

    I was just wondering exactly how the pay works?like, who. Exactly would I be getting paid by? And how are payments received? PayPal, check, wired…
    Another question, is there an average pay for a part timer using the free starter membership? I’m looking for something that’s at least around $800 a month. Is that possible with the free starter membership to attain that in the FIRST month?
    Last, as soon as I start the account and do the training, could I get my 2 websites made and start making money soon after?
    I’ve been looking all over for an online just that is trustworthy, and I’m hoping this is it.

    • Kyle

      The pay works for different companies, but most offer check payment as well as other methods of payment (like wiring, paypal, etc). There are 10,000’s of affiliate programs that you can promote (millions of products/services) and it really depends on the program as to how they go about paying you. As I said though, 99% of them do offer check payment.

      There is no average pay, this is a business and what you earn is based on your actions within your business development. The thing is, the potential is there for ANYONE to create a very successful business online. You get out of your business what you put into to it, this is not like an hourly job…you will be building out an online business in any niche that you like.

      You are likely not going to earn money in your first month…that is the reality of it. Before you build a skyscraper, you must first have a solid foundation so that is the initial focus. If you want to create a real business online, WA is the only place you should consider. If you are looking for a scheme that is going to suck you into believing that instant success is a reality, then be prepared to lose money on one of the schemes out there.

  120. Tyson

    Hi Kyle,

    I have been reviewing the WA program, and I am somewhat interested, however I do have a few questions.

    1 – So basically you develop a blog, and interest piece, WA shows you how to drive traffic to it. Once people are on the blog, they see the WA adverts (more or less) about making money. When people go and sign up to WA is when you get your commission. So saying this, you only get paid when people sign up to the premium membership right?

    2 – How do you actually get paid? Do they mail you a cheque, do they wire transfer to a bank account? Also do you know if all of this is subject to tax?

    Appreciate your responses

    • Kyle

      Hey Tyson, in response to your questions here:

      (1) We help you through the entire process, right from the initial selection of the niche/passion that you are going to build your business out within, to the website development (we provide you with a website builder, state of the art hosting platform)…to the training on how to build out the content on your website and get ranked in search engines. The traffic will come and once you understand what you are doing, there is so much opportunity out there.
      You DO NOT have to promote WA to earn money, you can work within any niche you like. It is completely up to you.

      (2) Different companies pay differently, but most pay via check as well as other types of payment (like Paypal, bank wire). There are 10,000’s of affiliate programs and millions of products/services you can promote as an affiliate…pretty much anything you can imagine. The money you earn is income and will be taxed based on your tax rules wherever you are located.

      Hope this helps you out Tyson. The best thing to do is to get your WA Starter account rolling and head through the training. I know you are going to see right away how we are different than everything thing else that is out there. We are a supportive and very helpful community and your success is our ultimate goal.

      • Tyson

        Hi Kyle,

        Thank you for the response, the answers were helpful. So I understand that I get paid by generating leads and sales essentially for the companies that pay for affiliate leads that convert.

        Did I also read that I get paid if I can get other interested people to buy/sign for the premium W.A. package too? If this is correct, I would assume they pay via paypal or cheque etc..?

        I am here on a working Visa and just want to make sure I am doing everything above board.


        • Kyle

          Yeah Tyson, that is correct. Companies pay you for referring people to buy their products or services, in some cases they pay you for a lead. This is purely performance based so there is no risk on their end, they give you a special affiliate link and away you go. There are 10,000’s of lucrative niches online and you can literally take any passion of yours and create an online business within it.

          We do have an affiliate program at Wealthy Affiliate as well that you automatically have access to as both a Starter and Premium member at WA. Our main method of payment at WA is paypal, we pay on the first of every month. We have many full time affiliates that are making a full time living promoting WA…but also have people creating successful businesses in pretty much every niche you can imagine. That is the awesome part about what you are going to learn at Wealthy Affiliate, you choose your direction!

  121. JohnG

    Hello kyle,

    I really think that Wealthy Affiliate is everything that I needed. this gives me hope to carry on inspite of my failures. Especially in making money online, but one thing is kinda unclear to me.

    Can I earn money even if I’m just a free member or do I have to pay for premium for me to earn money?

    I really think that becoming a premium member will be the best idea and i’ll go for it if I only have enough money. But my big big problem is I’m so broke and jobless. So can I earn as a free member and upgrade later as a premium member once I earned enough money?

    Thanks, John

    • Kyle

      Hi John,

      My suggestion is to always get rolling initially through the free Starter membership. This is going to take you through the foundation building stages, get you through choosing a niche, building a website, and developing your initial website framework. At that point you have a foundation that can be used to be a very successful business online.

      Yes, you can earn within the free membership. You have full control over your websites, but the initial focus should be building our your initial structure and working to get traffic on your website (which is taught as you move through the training). Once you have traffic, you have an audience to promote to (lots of opportunity to generate revenue).

      Obviously the Premium membership is advantageous (more training, more live classes, more mentoring, more tools, more access, etc), but upgrade at your own pace and what works best for your and your financial situation.

  122. Harold Woomer

    I am truly in need of a second income. I won’t bore you with my sob story, suffice it to say I am at the end of my rope. I do not understand how you can make money on-line without a product to sell. That is the position I am in. I would like to join your team I just do not understand what I would be doing that would make money. Please help me understand, because I truly desire to get out of debt.

    • Kyle

      This is all going to be covered within the training, in fact in Lesson 2 within our training you are going to learn about Affiliate marketing and the process of making money online Harold. I would suggest you get yourself a free Starter membership at the very least and start working through the training, but Lesson for you are going to understand the process and have a website of your very own in place!

      Basically there are 10,000’s of merchants out there looking for help to promote their products/services online. They have affiliate programs that you can join which will allow you to promote their products in exchange for a commission. You simply have to drive the traffic to them (that converts), they deal with everything else. It is a genius business model once you start building a business and you are going to learn absolutely everything you need to know and be tasked with the steps to achieve success with affiliate marketing at Wealthy Affiliate.

  123. caleb sinclair

    Hello Kyle. Im a current college student and was wondering if WA was a good idea while im in college. And I was wondering realistically, how much money can you make through WA? Thanks!


    • Kyle

      I actually got my start within the online world when I was in college Caleb, so I can totally relate to your situation. Is it a good idea. Absolutely.

      If I had a choice looking back, I would have saved the money I spent in school and dedicated that to my online business. That is hindsight though and I am by no means saying you should give up what you are doing, I am saying that there is nothing but GOOD that will come out of you starting an online business NOW versus later.

      As for how much money you can make, the sky is the limit. Wealthy Affiliate teaches the PROPER way to build a business online and how successful you are is dependent on how hard you work at it. It is up to you, but everything you need to create and grow a business is included within WA. I suggest you get rolling on the Starter membership and then move forward from there. I think you are going to be thorough impressed very quickly as to what WA has to offer.

  124. Allison

    I recently finished writing a business plan for selling hair weave. I know this website will help me market better online but will it also help me with investors?

    • Kyle

      Yes, it absolutely can. When you have a website, you have a place not only to attract customers but you will be building out your own personal brand and can create a very successful business. Everything you need to create and grow your online presence is included within Wealthy Affiliate.

  125. Wayne

    Good morning Kyle. Came across a web review of WA the other day stating that you didn’t have a business licence. I can’t see how that would be true in light of your sounding like you are on the up-and-up, and seem to be honest and all that. I’m sure that if that were the case there would be a reasonable explanation for that.

    Living in BC myself could you enlighten me on my responsibilities in that respect? I want to be above board in all aspects of this business.

    Thank you, in advance, for your response….Wayne

    • Kyle

      I have seen that as well, no idea where the BBB got that information from. We have been an Incorporated company (Niche Marketing Inc) since 2005 and we have been operating an ethical business ever since then. Sometimes I wonder where BBB pulls their information from, but that one is lost in left field.

      We are legit, we are ethical and yes, we have a business licenses and have for the last 9.5 years. We are the longest standing company in the reason and I know the minute you step inside of the community at WA you will gain a true appreciation that we are different than everything else that is out there (in a very good way).

      I look forward to working with you Wayne and if you have any further questions about anything related to Wealthy Affiliate or the online business world, feel free to ask.

  126. Theofanis

    Hi Kyle,
    My name is Theofanis and I am from Greece. I used to work as a web developer for 18 years. Now, I am unemployed and Ι need to gain some income.

    The WA sounds very good and I really want to make money online.

    I am not a complete newbie. I have numerous years in developing professional windows or web applications.
    Nevertheless the developing is not my passion.
    My passion are movies. Ι can spend hours with the analysis of a movie.
    But I have no idea how to create my passion to business product. I don’t know how I turn a niche into income.

    I do not believe that Ι will be rich in one night. I just want to make $1,500 – $2,000 usd a month. I am willing to work hard to achieve my purpose.

    So I am looking for a honest opinion and some advice.

    Many thanks & regards,

    PS. Is there anyone else from Greece ?

    • Kyle

      Great to hear from you Theofanis. You are in the same position as many people, you have a interest/passion and you are not sure how this could translate into a business online. That is exactly what we teach and what we can help you out with inside of WA.

      The first step is getting a Starter account so you can start moving through the training which by Lesson 4 at Wealthy Affiliate will walk you through the process of setting up your very first website on our state of the art website platform, SiteRubix.

      In a nutshell, the process is going to be this:

      (1) Choose a niche
      (2) Build your website
      (3) Create targeted/helpful content (that gets ranked in search engines)
      (4) Once you have traffic, there are a myriad of ways you can make money

      We obviously go in much more detail within the training and we have a community there to hold your hand if you ever get stuck (myself included). $1,500-2,000 is more than possible, much more is. The fact of the matter is that this will not happen overnight but if you invest the time and energy into this, it can and WILL happen.

      PS. We have many members from Greece at Wealthy Affiliate, some of whom are very successful within the online space. We are a global community.

  127. Salvacion

    Hi, I stumbled upon WA during one of my many searches for a way to earn something while pursuing my hobby. WA sounds like the answer to my search because of your free start and training.
    I just have a question, will I still have full rights to whatever I place in my site even if I am just a free member?
    I am really interested in joining soon.
    Thank you

    • Kyle

      Yes, you are in full control of your content…even on the free sites. You don’t own the free site (as it is on a domain we own, siterubix.com) however you are in control of every aspect of the content, you can promote whatever you like, and if you do decide to go Premium you can easily transfer an entire free website over to a domain of your own using our one click “Move” feature.

  128. Wynne

    Hello Kyle,

    I came to your “Avoid Scams Online” website to read your opinion about a different internet marketing group, wound up reading your assessment of your own site, and was in awe of your good explanations and the concise information you present. I am very interested in Wealthy Affiliate, but given my nature to jump too soon and later regret my impulsiveness, I’m giving myself a one-day time out to consider not if your program is worthwhile, I’m already convinced it is. The deeper question for me is “Am I ready to commit to the education and development your program offers, or will this one too, fall by the wayside of my good intent, but lack of action to support the idea?”

    So I’m initiating my one-day recess. Thanks for your incredibly thoughtful, “global” perspective, I truly respect and admire what you have accomplished as a businessman and your incredible generosity in sharing what you have learned to help others. Go guys!

    • Kyle

      I guess that would be something that only you have the answer for Wynne. I would never be nothing but honest with you about this, it will take some work on your end to create success. We have the platform at Wealthy Affiliate that includes all the training, tools, websites, hosting, support, community…that you need to create a business, the only missing element is you.

      I would love nothing more than to work with you and see you succeed online and I do know that now that you have found WA, the searching can truly stop. We are legit, we are real, and we built WA off of helping folks just like yourself.

  129. Michelle

    Hi Kyle,

    I’ve just signed up with WA, as I really want to make a go of an online business. In the past I’ve spent vast amounts of money on courses like ‘social media profits’ and ended up spending a small fortune (at least £1500) with no return! I learnt some valuable information but that was all 🙁

    I’m currently unemployed, a stay at home mum with a good amount of free time to start my own business diligently!

    I’ve been researching many different avenues and WA seems like a good place to start according to some good reviews.
    I had clickbank email me with their product called ‘Clickbank University’ which also sounded very good.. So I am a little confused, what are the differences in theirs and your programmes/courses..?

    I’m ready to make this happen as time is of the essence for me and my family right now.

    Also, is it possible to have a website up and running receiving revenue without upgrading to your premium package? I ask as I’m on a very tight budget.

    Thank you in advance,
    Michelle (in the U.K)

    • Kyle

      Now that you are at WA, you have absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online Michelle. We have been constantly growing and improving the service at Wealthy Affiliate for the last 9.5 years and you will not find a more comprehensive, all-inclusive platform anywhere in the world. I will full stand behind that and I can tell you that with each month that passes, we only continue to evolve and improve our service.

      As for being Starter and earning money, yes it is possible…but typically the most successful members are our Premium members as they have much more access. The Starter is great for building your initial foundation and getting rolling with that (your website, your initial content, help and communication), but when you are ready to take things to the next level you may want to consider the Premium.

      There is no obligation though and I do suggest that you get rolling on your Starter membership and get your website up and running. I know you will be impressed as to how much you accomplish in just your first 10 lessons!

      If you need anything going forward, get in touch with me inside of Wealthy Affiliate.

  130. Neal

    Hi Kyle, so far everything I’ve seen about WA looks positive. Just want to make sure that I understand the web hosting service- I currently have a website that is hosted by another company. If I sign on for the premium WA package I can have you guys host that site and it is covered by the WA fees? If that’s true I can factor in the monthly hosting fee that I’ll be saving into the cost equation…

    • Kyle

      Absolutely Neal. Our Premium service offers you a “managed” hosting experience (comparable hosting programs are $75/mth alone) for up to 25 domains of your own. In addition, you can create and host an additional 25 free websites on our Siterubix.com domain. That is definitely one of the perks of being a Premium member, you can move off of your existing host and reduce your costs.

  131. Eric Cross

    Hi Kyle
    Thank you for all you do to help us who are new to the internet world. There is so many scams online that I see why people give up trying to have their own internet business.

    My question is this. I joined a mlm company that has a product that I love in the health industry. I never liked mlm because I don’t like giving meetings at my house or talking to people at the mall. Can W.A. help me build my business and build a successful team with Internet Marketing? Please give hope to us who love mom. Thanks

    • Kyle

      That is the exact same reason I have never been a fan of MLM..the offline hustle, which tends to reach a point where you feel like you are having to sell off a portion of your soul (often times to friends and family) just to make a sale.

      You can absolutely promote any opportunity or any product within the online world, that is the beautiful part about it. I also think you are going to the be really fascinated and interested in the affiliate marketing world, it is similar to MLM without the shameless recruitment process. You can help people and earn a significant living doing so.

  132. Martin

    Hi Kyle. I have intermediate IM knowledge but have been overwhelmed by all the information and have not had any success yet. I am looking to make about $50 a day within 30 days doing affiliate marketing. I have a limited budget and would like to know how much would I have to spend on content etc to reach my target. Also how many work hours per day would be required. Thanks.

    • Kyle

      I cannot guarantee you $50 per day within the next 30 days, but what I can guarantee you of is a proper education on how to create a REAL online business. That is what we teach at WA and before you can earn consistent revenue, you first need a foundation for your business. If you are trying to race to success, your chances of achieving it are usually much less than someone that is willing to give themselves adequate time.

      My personally, it took me 3 months to make my first $1 online. 6 months to earn consistent income…and just over a year to have a full time income coming in. This is pretty typically if you are willing to work for it. I have now been at this 13 years full time online and if I hadn’t given myselve 3 months to make that first sale, I can only imagine where I would be at today.

  133. Jessica

    Hi Kyle, I’m currently in college right now full time and work a part time job as well. I’m in need of something I can make some extra income on to pay for school but still have time to do homework, my job, go to school, etc.

    I feel that maybe a work from home job would be what it takes, but I just want to make sure I will have enough time. Does this take a load of dedication?

    I do have a laptop/smart phone so I don’t need to be home to do this, but just want to make sure I don’t need to dedicate all the time in the world toward it. I have tried other work from home jobs and you have to spend loads of time using it every day just to make a buck. Just trying to figure out if it’d be better if I went and got a second part time job at a restaurant or something rather than do something like this.

    • Kyle

      Jessica, like you I started out in the Internet marketing world while I was full time in school. It can be done, in fact, it can be done quite well even with a heavy “study” and workload schedule through school. You can take any passion/interest and learn how to create a business online. That is what we teach at WA and you are going to learn how to create a business online the RIGHT WAY.

      As for the time, dedicate the time and energy you have to your business. You get out of it what you put in (like any business). Spend time in between classes and sacrifice TV time or time that you would be out socializing to your business, it may not seem worth it in the present, but you will look back like I am 12 years later and be really glad you did.

  134. Celticdragon

    Hi Kyle, i am new to WA and still getting my feet wet.However I am enjoying the training area and boot camp.The community spirit is great!

    MY Qustion to you : Why does WA not have an Autoresponder system in house ?

    Regards, Celticdragon

    • Kyle

      We don’t have an autoresponder in house because there are a lot of great autoresponder (and very established ones) that have been around for 15 years and offer a great and very affordable service (like aweber.com, getresponse.com, mailchimp.com). We don’t reinvent the wheel at WA, we have a platform that is built of the simplification of many different aspects of business. We definitely don’t like doing anything that is “mediocre” either.

      We have made building a website a better and easier process. We have made hosting a website a better and easier process. We have made keyword research a better and easier process. We have made getting trained in this business a better and easier process. We have made networking with fellow entrepreneurs better and easier at WA.

      If there comes a time (and there may very well be) where we feel we can do a better job than any other autoresponder out there, then we will. Hope this offers some clarity.

  135. Karl

    Hi Kyle! I’m a “complete newbie!” I’ve wanted an online business for “awhile” now and it seems like the more I look, the more money I waste and the more “confused” I become! I enjoyed the information you’ve given and I see a “lot of value” for the cost! I will be joining soon! Karl

    • Kyle

      Don’t worry Karl, we ALL started off as complete newbies to the industry at one point. I can assure you that things that seem “foreign” now will become second nature as you move through the training and as you immerse yourself within the helpful community at Wealthy Affiliate. Drop me a note if you ever need a hand, here for you!

  136. Sid

    Kyle, I joined WA earlier this year, but ashamedly and with embarrassment I paused my premium account and have been in online “exile”. I have gone through major months of frustration because I was trying or researching all these SCAM products that seem to pop like pop corn on a daily basis, looking to hopefully create quick money…basically my ego took over. I am working in a day job at the moment but on a lot of reflection I know it’s not going to be my future and I need to start working on something online.

    I am planning to get back into WA next week because I feel it’s my only path towards achieving true financial freedom and success while enjoying my life helping others. I do realize it will take some work and focus but I know it’s the only true way to be successful online.

    I do have a few questions for you please:

    1) There are some niche ideas in mind, but personally I want to first aim at becoming a super affiliate for WA before promoting a site with a niche (or do you think I can do both at the same time easily)?

    2) If I want to target earning $10,000 per month from one of my sites or WA as an affiliate, is there a way for me to target to reach this in a year? What development have you guys worked on for people who have a certain financial aim? And from there how I can increase it gradually through WA training?

    3) Is there training on creating your own product (information product) as well now?

    I do look forward to returning and creating a better future for my family and myself. I am amazed at your humbleness and ability to communicate with everyone personally on this page. Someday I hope I can share a stage with you, becoming a keynote speaker and promoting WA.

    I look forward to your responses.


    • Kyle

      Quick money…that is very typically and naturally we all want money fast Sid. The reality is something completely different and it does take time and work to create a business. It is actually the reason I see most people fail online, they simply are looking for overnight success and they usually don’t give themselves enough time to achieve that success.

      Anyone (and I mean ANYONE) create a full time business with the training, tools, support, websites/hosting, and communication platform we offer at Wealthy Affiliate as we teach folks how to create a proper business online. We would love to have you back at WA (now that you have seen what is really out there in the corrupt world of GURU’s…ugh).

      In response to your questions….

      1) You can promote whatever you like at WA, whether this is your own niche/interest or Wealthy Affiliate itself. The key is to focus on ONE or the other though, I don’t recommend trying to create two or more businesses at once. It will lead to mediocrity in many niches rather that brilliant success within one niche.

      2) IT is possible yes, but success will differ from person to person so this is very subjective. $10,000 per month is only $333 per day, so if you make this your daily goal it will seem to be much more achievable. That is far less work than you imagine, but it will take some effort to get your foundation in place and your formula down, but from there it is just a matter of scaling. This can be accomplished in any niche, whether you are promoting WA or a passion of your own.

      3) I never recommend creating your product in ANY niche before you have already established a brand within that niche..so cross that bridge when you get there. It can and WILL happen, but you may never need to create a product. There are many affiliates out there that have crossed over into the 7 figure per year territory.

      Hope this helps you out Sid and we look forward to having you back as part of the community at WA!

  137. Christian


    This sounds very good and I really want to make money online, I would like to know if this course will eventually teach me how to make my own products and if it is possible to build a business in the spanish speaking market and the english markek. I like music, movies, travel, design, photoshop. Is it possible to make a living with any of those niches. Thanks

    • Kyle

      Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to create a business in any market, whether this is in Spanish or another language…there are members from absolutely every single country in the world within WA.

      As for your niches, those are all massive “categories”. There are many much more targeted niches within these categories that you will be able to narrow down to and build a full time business within and YES, you can make a living online with just one very targeted idea. We will help you with all of this within WA and lesson 3 of the Getting Started training is going to help you narrow down your niche ideas.

      Developing the product comes down the road (if ever), you first need to establish yourself as an authority within your niche before you can even consider selling a product. The horse needs to come before the cart. We can help you with all of this inside of Wealthy Affiliate and I suggest you get rolling with a Starter membership.

  138. Wayne

    I enjoyed reading your “unbiased” review on WA and found it to be informative and trustworthy. I have already read several other Affiliate reviews as well. I did ask questions and I received prompt replies with good answers. I also found out that you and your partner are from B.C. I too am a fellow Canadian, living in the Lower Mainland. I glad to see that the authors of WA are great Canadian content.

    So here is the short story. I’m 65 and currently recovering from a back injury which has kept me off work for more than 2 mo. I am probably going back to work in 2-4 weeks but I’m not sure how long it will last because I will be going back with limits on what I can physically do. That’s why I am considering joining WA so I can leave my J O B and also give my wife a chance to do the same so we can do some of the things we dream about doing.

    I will be a total newbie when I join and I’m not sure what my nieche might look like. Anyway I have two more questions.

    1. Will I still have access to all the stuff in the free membership if I don’t sign-up for the “Premium” right away? And

    2. I intend to use my laptop to do the work of building and designing my websites but I also have, I think, a pretty good tablet that I would like to use for the instruction portion. I was wondering if it would be possible to use both devices at the same time and be able to access the website, my account, or whatever its called. It’s kind of like having the text book beside you while taking an exam. Get my meaning. It would certainly be easier for me to learn that way.

    Am I making sense?? What say you?


    • Kyle

      Thanks for stopping by Wayne, it is great to hear from a fellow Canadian. I absolutely know you can learn how to PROPERLY create an internet business online, no experience necessary. That is exactly what we teach and as you go through the Getting Started training, you are going to have your niche selected, website built and initial framework of content in place within just the first 7 lessons.

      In response to your questions:

      (1) Yes, you will have access to your Starter membership forever. It includes 2 free websites along with a good deal of the training. The Premium membership includes EVERYTHING (much more than Starter), but you can upgrade at your own pace and there are absolutely no obligations. My suggest to you is to get rolling on the Starter membership, I know that as soon as you enter the community you are going to fall in love (and feel right at home).

      (2) You can use any device you want with Wealthy Affiliate, obviously you will be more productive on a laptop or desktop, but it is mobile ready and many of our members (including myself) also use it on tablets, smartphones, etc. Everything we create and integrate into WA is tested on all devices. If you want to take the training while on your iPad or other tablet, perfectly fine!

      Hope this helps you out.

      • Wayne

        Thanks for your reply Kyle. What I had in mind was to use my tablet, (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 edition) and my laptop at the same time; the tablet to access the instruction and the laptop to do the websites and doing both at the same time. Like working on a science paper where you have you reference material beside you while you write the paper. I am wondering if this is possible.

        Looking forward to getting started but first I must discuss with my wife.

        • Kyle

          Absolutely, this definitely works and I actually work in a very similar way to this. I use my tablet to consumer information and I use my laptop/desktop to do the bulk of the work. We are living in a fully connected world aren’t we?!

    • Charles

      Hi there Wayne, its a great idea to use two devices to your advantage. You can view the training videos within Wealthy Affiliate on your tab while you busy following the instructions on your laptop. You can pause or rewind the video which is playing on the tab, enter settings or content to your site and then press play again when you ready. I find this to be much more productive than watching an entire video and then doing everything I can remember. Make sure to always read all Kyle’s content within the training and don’t only watch the videos. haha, Some basic stuff for new comers to know but I’m guessing you have the wisdom by now to know the above. Best of Luck.

    • Kyle

      Yes, we can definitely help you out with that at Wealthy Affiliate. We have lots of training on how to create content (from beginner to advanced and we also cover outsourcing). It is not as difficult as you think and it is far more about communicating than it is “writing”. Writing is something that definitely scares a lot of people and we will put the idea at rest early on in the training for you Kamran. You can write much better than you think!

  139. Shelly

    I’ve looked at other sites that rely on users “selling” to their contacts on Facebook.
    How does WA build contacts?

    • Kyle

      We actually steer people away from this sort of promotion. This is not in the slightest “creating a business”…this is what we consider shamelessly promoting to your friends and family (a good way to lose friends in my opinion).

      At Wealthy Affiliate we teach you how to create a business PROPERLY within any niche/interest/passion of your choice..combined with training walking you through the process of building out your website/foundation and turning it into a lucrative and very profitable opportunity. No experience or “techy” knowledge necessary.

      We do have an affiliate program if you do want to promote WA, but it is completely up to you which direction you go and what “niche” you want to build a business within Shelly. This is actually a great question because so many people are involved in one of the many schemes (scams) out there and you see them hustling to lure their friends and family in it for the sake of money. That is not us.

  140. Rose

    Hi Kyle, I have been reading through a bit of your stuff and am very impressed – particularly with your responsive replies to comments…. I looked at your website, and considered the free membership to see what it’s all about, but I thought I’d ask a question here first. Is your site/service helpful for someone who is not a complete newbie?

    On your signup page there are examples of training in things like choosing a niche, building a website, etc. I already have a niche and a website, several blogs, a newsletter, a small list, etc., and have been trying my hand at affiliate marketing for several years, but not that successfully. My main goal now is bringing in more traffic, building my list, and monetizing it. Does your training cover more advanced topics like this, or is it more for people who don’t know how to do basic stuff? I am cautious as I have paid a lot of money in the past for products/services that only focused on things I already know how to do!


    • Kyle

      Yes, absolutely Rose. We have people of all levels within Wealthy Affiliate, from absolutely newbie to folks that are very successful and running one or more full time online businesses.

      You can also use existing websites that you have within WA, that is completely up to you. If you are not successful with your website, sometimes it is nice to start fresh with a new one as there are likely many things that you are doing wrong (and that could have you in Google’s doghouse).

      Traffic is actually not an advanced topic by any means, it is the key to any successful online business. Without an audience you have no business and within just the first 3 Levels of the training you are going to have a very good grasp of how to get targeted and highly relevant traffic to your website…without having to pay for it.

      I suggest you get yourself a Starter membership and immerse yourself in the training and the community at WA. There is honestly nothing like it ANYWHERE, but I will let you be the judge Rose. I know you are going to realize that we are truly different and we truly care about our members as soon as you step foot inside WA and I really do look forward to working with you.

    • Kyle

      We teach folks how to create an online BUSINESS at WA, we are not a get rich quick scheme. Will you earn money in the first 7 days, probably not. That simply does not happen and personally it took me 3 months before I made my first money online (not to say other people don’t achieve it quicker than I did). By month 6 I was earning consistent income, by the year mark I was almost full time.

      That is the reality of creating a business, you have be willing to work at it. It takes hard work and dedication, but you will not find a place in the world that is more thorough, helpful, engaging and that provides you with all the tools to accomplish success online than you will at WA. If you are looking to get rich quick, it simply is not a reality and you are going to be in a constant “spinning your wheels” cycle.

      Get yourself a Starter membership, start moving through the training, take action…and you will be well on your way Christian.

  141. mrmranderson

    I have asked questions on here before and I wanted to say I have been out there researching and has landed me here again. I have a website and an ebook that’s on Kendel that match each other. I have three. Only website of its kind on the internet. My industry us cdl truck driving here in the united states. What makes my ebook different is I have the information people can’t find on the net. My keyword phrases take over million hits every day. The problem am having is delivering my message to the people. I still work in the industry and I have 39 years experience in this industry. What’s even more scary is I get email address everyday from the ad we run from people that want that information. I have over 1000 leads. I know I’m sitting on a gold mine, but I just don’t understand how to set everything up. Regards, Ken Anderson

    • Kyle

      We can definitely help you out at WA Ken, it sounds like you have yourself a good niche here. The key to success within any niche (and is how we built WA itself) is helping people. If you can help people, you can build trust. Once you have trust, at that point you can recommend products and services that will benefit them.

      For you, this help will be in the form of building out your website targeting keywords in the niche that would trigger an audience that is relevant to your niche. Like you said, there are millions of clicks up for grabs and that is the case within pretty much any niche…what you learn at WA will help you learn how to build out your website in a way that focuses on PROPER techniques that work now and will work for years to come. We are advocates of long term business and I know as you go through the training you are going to be off and running in the right direction.

      I suggest you head over and grab yourself a FREE Starter account and you will instantly get access to your Getting Started training.

  142. ken anderson

    Good Day to you! I am a retired 66 year old guy that has been researching for a few years now about affiliate marketing.I ran across your website and liked what I read from people. The one thing that caught my attention was,no one said that they were making money by using your program. I was wondering why that was? I look forward to your reply.

    Ken Anderson

    • Kyle

      Hey Ken,

      Many people are making money with our program, but unlike many of the other programs online people are doing so in any niche of their choice online. Wealthy Affiliate is an educational platform that will provide you with all of the training, tools, websites, hosting, support and mentorship you need to create and grow a business online.

      There is no “requirement” to brag or boast about your success when you achieve it, but when you enter the community you will see that there are literally thousands of folks naturally posting success stories.

  143. Heather

    OK!! Here is what I have to say about WA……I began in the Starter Program just yesterday. The starter program itself is such a Powerful amount of information and help for absolutely paying nothing except my time.

    I had always had a hard time wrapping my head around how the keywords work, but you explained it in such a way that I completely understood!! Thank you for that.

    I can completely understand now why WA has such a high conversion rate! I am definitely going to be upgrading!

    Thank you Kyle for your help and all your hard work!

    • Kyle

      So glad you are enjoying your experience within Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for stopping by and leaving your review Heather. The goal of the platform at WA and every decision to improve WA has been based on what will help people most and as you move forward and immerse yourself within the community, you are only going to see this will become more and more evident.

    • Kyle

      You can pay for a yearly Wealthy Affiliate membership only once you are monthly member. These are pro-rated based on the time left on your monthly membership, so if prefer yearly (which is a big discount), you can go monthly and then upgrade to yearly right away and it will take into consideration your first payment.

      Hope this clarifies for you Manuela.

  144. Karl

    Hi Kyle

    I have now been a member at Wealthy Affiliate for a year and everyday I learn something new.
    I just want everyone to know how grateful I am to be a member of this great community.
    Thank you for the value that WA has added to my life

  145. Tom Bass

    My wife and I are retired with a total monthly Social Insecurity check $1018.00 We have been scammed before. We have also become a part of reputable companies, but spent way more than we earned. Since retiring we take everything with more than just a grain of salt. Truthfully, what can we expect on average, not the high side but realistically?
    Thank You

    • Kyle

      I will make you a few promises here:

      (1) If you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will never be scammed again. Everything you need is at WA, from the training, the tools, the websites to the support (including from myself).

      (2) If you are willing to work hard and take action, you will see results…regardless of your choice in niche. The beautiful thing about the Internet is that technology has come along so far that anyone can create a business online and do so within a niche that they are passionate about or very interested in.

      I can’t promise results. You can though. Your actions are what determine your outcome, we will provide you with everything in between and the platform you need to build success. I have worked with 100,000’s of people over the years I know very well that the main difference between someone that creates a thriving business online and one that doesn’t is their ethic. Not intelligence. Not some secret.

      You guys got what it takes Tom and I look forward to working with you!

  146. Carol


    Thank you for yr kind reply.

    I have some questions:

    1) Can I pay WA by paypal? Are
    commissions paid by paypal
    also? (I am being practical … Ha .. ha …)

    2) I have a hosting with hostgator, if my
    WP expert is not able to transfer my blog site,
    is there anyone in WA who can help me transfer
    my blog to WA hosting? Is it advisable to transfer?

    3) Someone who is selling high ticket program
    (I will not mention which company) emailed me
    and mentioned that it is much easier to sell a few
    high ticket product of $1,000+ to sell
    a low ticket product of $27 … Is it true??

    Thanks very much!

    • Kyle

      In response to your questions Carol…

      (1) Yes, you can absolutely pay for your WA Premium membership through Paypal if you choose to do so. We pay commissions via paypal as well, but you are not required to promote WA if you are a member. You can promote whatever you like within your website and every affiliate program pays different, most offer check payment as well as Paypal (along with others).

      (2) We offer superior, managed hosting included within your Premium membership where you can host unlimited domains that you own. You can transfer your website over if you like and there will be help within WA to get you over so you don’t have to pay those extra hosting fees (plus, our hosting is state of the art and geared towards WordPress websites, comparable hosting plans elsewhere cost $75 per month!)

      (3) That is ridiculous. It makes absolutely no sense and if you get into the business of selling high ticket, overpriced products you are going to be dealing with some very unhappy customers because in essence, you have just ripped them off. Whoever is spewing this sort of information should not be trusted and is likely involved in a scheme that you should steer far away from.

      Hope this helps out!

      • Carol

        Hi Kyle

        Thank you very much for yr great reply.

        I would like join WA. You have done a good job in reviewing all the scam companies. As such, I would like to join you. How do I join under you?

        Thanks very much. 🙂

        • Kyle

          You can simply join through any link on this page or you can go directly to http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com. I am not as concerned about getting credit as I am about helping you out Carol, so either way would be more than fine. I look forward to working with you and helping you get up and running with your own business (in any niche) online.

          • Carol Oon

            Hi Kyle

            Thank you very much. I really appreciate yr kind help 🙂

            I just joined WA. Wish me success .. Ha .. ha ..

    • Kyle

      You can feel free to ask them here if you have any specific questions Carol and I will be more than happy to help you out. Also, do know that the Starter membership is completely free (no catches, no obligation) so you can feel comfortable joining that and being part of the community and seeing first hand what is inside WA will likely naturally answer a lot of your questions about Wealthy Affiliate.

      If you do have any specific questions though, let me know and I will give you a hand here.

  147. MARCO


    I do not have a profitable niche at this point-do you have a personal list of reccomendations, or a #1 product?
    Thank you for your help!

    • Kyle

      We have a good deal of niche training within the initial phase of training that will get you sorted out (and a community you can bounce ideas off of, myself included) and if you cannot come up with a niche, we will give you one that you can move forward with. Don’t worry about a niche, it is literally an interest and any niche can be profitable and a full time business online. We will help you out with all of this inside of WA and by lesson 3 of the initial training (included in the Starter membership), you are going to have your own niche chosen. By lesson 4, your very own niche website.

    • Kyle

      Excellent Ray, we would love to have you at Wealthy Affiliate. It is free to get started and you can set-up your completely free starter account here. I will stop by after you join to say hi. I know you are going to absolutely love your experience and the community at WA.

  148. Bill Whitney


    Really appreciated your comments on this site! It helps to get the word from “the top”. Brief questions: Is W/A a good opportunity for an “old guy” such as myself (age 70), or is it more realistic for younger folks? My concern would be if illness or other health problems kept me unable to monitor the website for a period of time. Also, is it realistic to design the website for mostly clicks for pay or helping people discover other sites to
    help them, rather than Affiliate activities. I am very new to these concepts as you can probably tell. I do have average internet experience and can be “dangerous” with my computer! Thank you for your comments.

    • Kyle

      Of course, we have everyone from college students to retired folks in their 80’s and 90’s (and everyone in between) at WA. That is the awesome thing about the Internet, it gives us all an outlet to exercise a passion and to earn a living doing so and absolutely everything you need to accomplish this is within Wealthy Affiliate, from the training, the tools, the community, websites/hosting and the full support when you need it.

      We cover everything you need to know, no experience required and by lesson for (even if you join as a Starter member), you are going to have your very own niche website. I suggest you create your Starter account and we will walk you through the process from there. Look forward to working with you Bill.

    • Kyle

      Yes Henry, you definitely do. As a Premium member, you can host domain specific email accounts (you get unlimited accounts). If you are looking for an autoresponder service, there are many out there that offer that as their core business like aweber.com that you should use, but this is all going to be covered within the training.

  149. James

    Hi Kyle,

    I’ve scanned through your questions and answers here, but there are two subjects on blogging/websites that I cannot find;

    1.How do you approach the traffic problem. As you know, without traffic a website means nothing.
    2.How do you monetize the sites? Do you work with affiliates, Amazon, eBay or any of these big companies.

    This website I have is quite big, but I think it is not monetized too well and I do not get the amount of traffic I should.

    I am a pensioner living on a really small pension and I need about another $2000 to $3000 to supplement it. I cannot afford the premium WA at the moment, but I do have a lot of time at hand that I can spend on a really good product.

    By the way, I am from South Africa and our exchange rate (USA$ to ZAR) is frightening at this stage.

    Best regards


    • Kyle

      Hey James,

      Traffic is obviously the core of every successful business, online or offline. Without people, it is impossible to make a sale and this is what we focus on throughout the training with immediate focus in the first few phases of the training at Wealthy Affiliate.

      When you understand keywords and content, it becomes a natural process to get ranked in Google and to get highly targeted traffic to your website. Honestly, the process is rather simple and there are some really awesome training pieces within WA that outline this process precisely, one being on the alphabet soup technique (leveraging Google instant), the other on how to capture low hanging fruit keywords and get 1st page Google rankings, even with a new website.

      Once you have traffic, then your focus becomes monetization (the make money part) and there are MANY ways in which you can generate an income from your website. One of the more common is affiliate programs which can definitely lead to a full time income and far beyond within ANY niche.

      My suggestion is to work your way through the training in the Starter membership and immerse yourself within the community inside Wealthy Affiliate. you have a ton of resources and help there to move your business in the right direction, myself included.

  150. Brian B


    You continually say the FREE program is no risk. But what is to stop WA from ceasing to host my website or otherwise cutting me off from WA if I don’t sign up for the Premium Membership or for any other arbitrary reason?

    I’ve read elsewhere that WA members, even Premium ones, have been “cut off” from WA without warning or explanation and with no recourse. What do you say to that?

    How much pressure is put on us to join the Premium membership? Do you keep certain “must have” tools away from FREE members?

    What about privacy? Of course, I would want lots of publicity for my website but I don’t want my personal information (e.g. photo) on the Internet. How do you control this?

    Brian B

    P.S. If I see this on Ways to Avoid Scams Online with meaningful answers to my questions I will not only be very surprised but also probably motivated enough to sign up with WA!

    • Kyle

      Hey Brian,

      In response to your questions here:

      But what is to stop WA from ceasing to host my website or otherwise cutting me off from WA if I don’t sign up for the Premium Membership or for any other arbitrary reason?

      You are in full control over your websites and you are going to be able to create a website in any niche on your Starter membership. These are hosted by us and you are given your own .siterubix.com domain extension (you choose). In fact, you get two websites within Starter. If at any point you want to host your own domains on our state of the art, managed hosting program, you can consider our Premium membership but that is completely your choice. No obligations by any means.

      I’ve read elsewhere that WA members, even Premium ones, have been “cut off” from WA without warning or explanation and with no recourse

      This is simply not true. Out of close to 200,000 members in the last 1.5 years, there have been less than 3 people that have been removed for their behaviour at WA. We do not tolerate people that (a) are malicious towards others (b) spam and promote products/services to the community (c) are constantly offending people with their behaviour. We are a community of help and to be honest, there is no community more supportive and helpful in the world. We plan to keep it this way and we are not willing to let a few bad apples ruin it for the majority.

      How much pressure is put on us to join the Premium membership? Do you keep certain “must have” tools away from FREE members?

      Going Premium is completely up to you. If you feel you are want to take things to the next level and access everything within Premium, then you can do so. If you don’t, then stay on Starter. We have invested millions every year into improving our platform at WA and continue to do so. Once you step inside of WA I can assure you that you are not only going to love everything offered to you, you are going to feel right at home. The only comparable education I have seen is an $80,000 2.5 year program. Compare that to our Premium membership which is $359 per year (or $47 per month) and I think that it is obvious the value you are getting.

      As for Privacy, you are in control of what you share. If you don’t want to share your picture or your name, that is fine. In saying this, most people do within a communication platform like WA (at very least an image of sorts, could be an avatar) as it leads to higher communication. But absolutely do what you are comfortable with Brian.

      I hope this helps you out and I really do look forward to working with you. I will make sure I connect with you if you do decide to join WA. 🙂

      • Brian B

        Kyle, you’ve sold me! I appreciate your response to my comments/questions and I found your replies to other comments added in the past day to be very helpful. I am believing in your sincerity and will put my faith in you and in WA. Just give me a week or so to sign up as I’m going on a short trip and want to be able to dedicate myself to WA once I sign up. Thanks.

        Brian B

        • Kyle

          Awesome to hear Brian, I really look forward to working with you and I am glad I could offer you some insight.

  151. Roger Pinion

    Hello Kyle – this seems legit and I believe I want to join but I’m so scam sensitive anymore I want to ask you to comment on a statement someone made regarding their membership. They state their “write access” at Wealthy Affiliate had been revoked. I’m assuming there could be legitimate reasons for doing this and would like to know what those are?

    • Kyle

      Out of close to 200,000 members in the last 1.5 years, there have been less than 3 people that have been removed for their behaviour at WA. We do not tolerate people that (a) are malicious towards others (b) spam and promote products/services to the community (c) are constantly offending people with their behaviour. We are a community of help and to be honest, there is no community more supportive and helpful in the world. We plan to keep it this way and we are not willing to let a few bad apples ruin it for the majority.

      We are humble, friendly and honest people and we aim to keep our community this way.

  152. christina

    I am thinking about joining but was hoping for a bit more information about the websites you say are included. One of the things that have turned me off about other programs similar to this was the upsell (not present here) and the fact they wanted you to use their websites full of their ads plastered everywhere and really no room for to customize. What kind of site do you offer? Is it a *****.websiteaffilates or some such thing? Will it come plastered with ads for wealthy affiliates? If I wish at some point in the future for any reason to move the website off of your platform, will that be possible?

    Sorry but in my research I have figured out whatever direction I decide to go in the website(s) I build will be one of the most important pieces, kind of like the foundation of a house and would hate to find out I put my foundation down on less than stable land.

    • Kyle

      We definitely do not plaster ads on your website, not even the free ones. We are the only company in the world that I know that is offered full WordPress websites (within our Starter membership) where you have full control and they are completely ad free. The sites are on the .siterubix.com domain, but as a Premium member at WA you can host unlimited domains that you own…so that may be an option down the road if you are interested in that.

      Also, transferring a .siterubix.com site to your own domain can be accomplished with ONE click through our “Move” feature at WA, if you ever want to take a free website and move it over to your own .com or otherwise.

      We are all about the “foundation” at WA and building it out properly. You are not only going to get a solid foundation to build a business off of WA, you can grow your business to any level you like within WA. It will take hard work and “action”, but that is what it takes to succeed in business.

      I hope I have helped add some clarity here for you Christina and I really do look forward to working with you.

  153. mike

    Hi Kyle, Do correct me if I’m wrong but your approach is to build a website and generate revenue from that. What about other aspects of affiliate marketing as in joining a CPA network and promoting offers via PPV/PPC. Is this something that is covered as well. I am pretty much new in all this and am trying to find my way around the confusion that I seem to have built up around me 🙂 thanks!

    • Kyle

      Any successful business online requires a website. Any “fly by night” strategies that do not utilize a website are exactly that, short term businesses. We teach you how to create a business online, regardless of whether or not you want to promote CPA networks, build an email list, promote affiliate products, or your own product.

      We absolutely cover many different techniques to accomplish this as well, from SEO to PPC…we have 1,000’s of organized and easy to comprehend training videos/tutorials/courses within our platform and full expert support within the community. I recommend you join as a Starter member Mike and check it out, I know you will be thoroughly impressed.

  154. Ryan Claudin

    In the beginning of your article above you said, “Before I get into the ‘what’, I want to outline the pros and cons of Wealthy Affiliate.” After reading the rest of your article I realized I did not see any “cons” listed. I reviewed the article again thinking I might have missed them. Nope. No cons mentioned. Every venture has at least some cons. I would be even more convinced that an investment of my time with WA would be worth it if someone were honest enough to say something like, “If you’re an extreme introvert and are not willing to connect with a community, then you will likely not experience the success that is possible.” That would be a very reasonable “con” if I were an introvert and wouldn’t even take away from your extreme optimism in the company. If there are not any “cons” than maybe at least drop the pros and cons comment from the article. I’m not even negative or resistant to the opportunity with WA at this point, but I am realistic.

    • Kyle

      Sure, every company has negatives and we can definitely acknowledge we have some flaws in our system. The thing is, we are so overly critical of our work and our platform that our “cons” are like a revolving door, meaning that something that may be a con today won’t be tomorrow because we have are constantly updating and evolving WA to improve it. We have spent over $10 Million to date on our platform and will continue improving it based on member feedback and demands. That is our approach to business.

      Recently I would say our biggest con has people being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of training and the size of the platform within WA. But through design updates and through simplification of every aspect of the system (from the tools to the training processes), this is only getting better and we still have many changes to come in that respect.

      I do encourage you to at the very least check out the Starter membership Ryan, I know you will be impressed and thoroughly enjoy what the community has to offer. Pop by and say hi if you do join, my username within WA is Kyle.

  155. Dave

    Just curious. I haven’t got a clue in terms of a niche business. Is this something I could still do with any success?

    • Kyle

      Absolutely Dave! Don’t be confused by the term “niche”, it is simply an interest you may have. You can be successful within absolutely any niche at Wealthy Affiliate and we do encourage you to choose something that you are passionate about or interested in (and we have help showing you how to narrow down your niche), but if you don’t have any ideas we can provide you with a niche to promote.

      You are going to be just fine Dave.

  156. Babs

    Hi there,

    I’m a former web designer with some graphic arts skills (lets just say I had unreliable clients and they wanted stuff for free all the time hence business failed). But I also dabble in baking (make some kick @$$ cupcakes) and sewing and just got into some screen printing. But these are just hobbies that I have no time for because I work 2jobs (50hrs a week) that pay squat. And I need something better but I have no skills in marketing nor any idea as what to do for the web as what I like to do can’t be put online I guess or maybe it can. I’ve worked 2 jobs for the last 4yrs ( previously was 4yrs of full time job until jerk manager decided to drop me to 15hrs a week with different position w/lower wage) with nothing to show for it. I’m at my wits end and looking for a honest opinion and some advice.

    Sorry for dropping my life’s story on you,


    • Kyle

      Please send me some of these cupcakes Babs!! The thing that is so exciting about the Internet is that you can take an interest, any one of your interests, and turn it into a business online. We can help you do this within WA and we will walk you through the process in a very simplified, yet elaborate way.

      I can tell you that if you have some past experience, you will be able to leverage this moving forward. You may need to unlearn some bad habits from the past, but I can assure you that you will love WA and within no time you are going to be up and running with your own niche websites and getting ranked in the search engines.

      If you do have any further questions about Wealthy Affiliate, I would be more than happy to help you out (or you could just join for free to check it out).

        • Kyle

          The Starter membership is not a trial for 7 days, you actually have access to WA for as long as you like on the Starter membership where you will be able to build out your website, you will be able to go through the training, see all of the 1,000’s of discussions taking place daily, etc.

          I look forward to working with you Alice!

  157. John Kelly

    Glad I saw your review site before jumping on to EN.

    I’m interested in WA for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I’m at the early stages of involvement in a network marketing business. However, I’m not really fussed on doing all the business building but would like to build some income from building a customer base selling the products. Can the training in WA help me achieve that outcome?

    Secondly, keen to start building an affiliate business promoting fitness training solutions.

    Thanks for taking time to reply,

    John, Australia

    • Kyle

      Yes, we can absolutely help you with that at WA and within any niche. What you sell is secondary to who you are going to help and whom your audience is. If you don’t have people coming to your website, then you have no opportunity to sell anything to them so that is the first focus within your training at WA. If fitness training solutions is your interest, that can definitely be your niche.

      Head over to WealthyAffiliate.com and create your free Starter account and you will immediately gain access to the top affiliate/internet marketing platform and community in the world. I know you are going to love it and I really do look forward to working with you.

      • John Kelly

        Thanks Kyle. I’ll be getting started shortly.

        One last question, the network marketing company I referred to provides us with our own website that details it’s products. Can this be used in the WA model?

        • Kyle

          Your website is deemed useless on it’s own, these “canned” websites will not get ranked and really do serve little value. In saying this, you are going to have your own website within WA that you are going to be able to leverage to build your own business (you get 2 sites with your free Starter account, unlimited within Premium)…and build your own brand.

          From this site, you can promote the network marketing opportunity along with any product or service you like (there are 10,000’s of affiliate programs out there.

          Regardless of what you want to promote, WA can help and as you go through the training John, this will become more apparent. I will be there to help you every step of the way as well.

  158. Dennis

    Hi Kyle.I am about 90% ready to join WA,but have some questions concerning my personal situation.Is this the place to ask those questions,or is there another email address i can send my msg and questions?

    • Kyle

      Awesome Dennis, do know that the Starter membership is completely free and you will be able to connect with me personally inside of WA (and ask me questions directly). That would be best, but if you do have any questions and want to ask them here, I will be more than happy to help you out. I know you are going to love Wealthy Affiliate and I really do look forward to working with you.

  159. Rachel

    Hi there,
    I have read extensively loads on internet about online marketing and obviously very interested in WA.
    Though I know well what I want, I need a 1-to-1 advise and guidance just to get me STARTED!
    I want ACTION :))
    But have some specific questions regarding my business ideas.
    But I still work fulltime as I don´t want to take risks yet.
    Anyway, it would be great to get some personal advise if possible? Maybe skype, but I am in Europe.


    • Kyle

      We can definitely help you out with this inside of WA Rachel. We offer full support and we have the most active community (of really awesome folks) in the industry. Regardless of the time of day, there is going to be someone there to help you out and as soon as you enter into Wealthy Affiliate, there is Getting Started training that will get you taking action and moving in the right direction.

      There really are no risks. You are going to learn the proper way to create a business online within ANY niche inside of WA and we would love to have you. Get rolling on the Starter membership (completely free).

  160. Luka

    Hi Kyle, I’m a 16 year old student and I’m currently in grade 10 at school and I take business as a subject. I was wondering if there are any age requirements to join wealty affiliate? And also, I’m consider internet marketing entrepreneurship as a career once I’ve left school and I’d like to learn more about it so I was wondering if joining wealty affiliate will give me enough experience in the internet marketing field so that I’ll know how to become a successful internet marketing entrepreneur in a few years. Thanks, Luka.

    • Kyle

      I could have only wished I started out when I was 16. As long as you have your parents permission, there is no problem getting started at an early age. Some of the top app developers these days for Apple are teenagers. The Internet has truly flattened the world of opportunity and the earlier you get started, the more of an upperhand you are going to have over your peers.

      I think you will really love WA Luka!

  161. Dennis

    Kyle, I joined WA in February 2014 and just wanted to let everyone know just how happy i am with the training and support found at Wealthy Affiliate. I just have one question for you. When do you sleep? I am constantly seeing you around WA answering questions and helping out and after visiting your site see you have responded to 319 comments and counting. That’s dedication! Why don’t skip responding to my comment and take a little nap! Dch1959

    • Kyle

      I do get sleep believe it or not, I am just very efficient with my time during the day. I guess after 12 years I am starting to get the process down and since helping folks succeed has become a passion of mine, I enjoy every minute of it. So glad you are enjoying WA Dennis and I really do look forward to seeing you continue to flourish with your online business as you move forward.

  162. Warren Contrera

    It’s the community that contains the real value in my opinion. The training is like getting a drink from a firehose at times (because of the sheer amount of it), but the community reveals exact targeted help (often in an instant)! I learned more about blogging in a few days than I had in YEARS and uncovered mysteries that had baffled me until now.

    My original plan was to join free and wait until I earned the money to upgrade, but only lasted 3 days. When I set up my free website and actually made a sale in that short time, there was no denying the VALUE in my hands.

    • Kyle

      Hi Warren,

      Really glad you are enjoying your experience at WA. One thing that we have continued to work on is the fact that “more can be less” in terms of training. That is why we have two concise paths that people can follow through our OEC (online entrpreneur certification) and the Affiliate Bootcamp. Both are concise, lesson based training that walk you through the process of building a business online (in any niche) and taking action on what you learn.

      That is the ultimate approach and these include over 100 lessons in total, walking you through the infancy stages of a website all the way through the building out and scaling of the success. These are continually added to and being refined to maximize user success and we are current at a point where WA members are achieving a higher success rate than ever.

    • Kyle

      Hosting is provided for you on our state of the art framework. The training at WA will work with existing websites though if you have websites that you have hosted elsewhere, just do know that within both our Starter and Premium memberships with offer our users a Managed Hosting experience (something comparable our competitors are charging $75 per month for!).

    • Kyle

      Absolutely Joanne, we have members from all over the world at WA. We are truly a global community with folks from absolutely every country in the world. Your country does not limit your potential online at all. 🙂

  163. Liesl Germann

    Great reading all the comments. I was close to signing up with EN; my thinking was $25 is not a lot if I’m learning. What put me off was the many comments that if you didn’t upgrade, you didn’t get the support. Kyle, your heart sounds like it’s in the right place and I’m looking forward to joining WA.

    • Kyle

      I absolutely know you will love WA and the community there Liesl. Absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business is within WA and even if you remain a Starter member (which is completely free), you are going to make some amazing progress within just the first 4 lessons (you will have your own niche website by then).

  164. James Cox

    Hi Kyle,

    I do not know how to blog and DO NOT WANT to know how to blog. Can I still make money with an affiliate website or would it be a waste of time?

    Best Regards
    James Cox

    • Kyle

      Those are contradicting statements. You want to make money with a website, but you don’t want to create a website (blog). A blog is simply a collection of posts on your website, in other words, part of your website.

      Having a website these days is requisite for creating a business online. It is not technical by any means with the website building tools you have within WA where you will be able to put together a website in literally 30 seconds. Then it comes down to content, rankings and traffic all of which are taught within Wealthy Affiliate and that you can absolutely learn. Anyone can do this James, but if you are not interested in having a website, I don’t recommend that you attempt to start a business within the online world.

  165. Karina

    Hi Kyle,

    I spent all night literally (1am – 6am) reading your conversations and replays. Really impressed! You do answer pretty fast on people’s questions, I have to admit! Some of the questions you replied back within a couple of hours or 7:00 in the morning. WOW!!!

    I am very interested in joining WA and learn from you guys!
    I have one question, if you do not mind? Please, I do not want to upset you in any way. I can see you working very hard and really do help people and willing to help.
    WA is FREE to join in and your help people for FREE as well. So what is it here for you guys? You spend your valuable time with us, what do you get from it? How do you make your living? Would you say that your own created websites working so well that you do not need to work anywhere else and helping us is your hobby? If you spend all your time on helping us for FREE, who makes money for you? And if it is your websites that are working for you, do you mind to tell us how much you earn around and how long it took you guys to achieve this result?

    I just cannot believe how much dedicated you should be to be able to spend every day, all day with us! How about personal life? Do you take breaks?

    The reason I am asking you this question, I want to understand, ones you sent up an online business and if it is successful, do I have to be around the computer all the time like you?

    Think I have managed to cover different areas all together. Please tell us a bit more about yourself, your life style, cos if you do not mind, PLEASE.

    My husband is disabled, I am his carer and do not have a great health myself but still working, how long, not sure. I am dreaming about business from home. We both needed it badly. Husband got perfect brain, I am enthusiastic, hope we can manage together? Well we had business before, but it wasn’t online and as we struggle now with walking, it would be just perfect.
    I am ready to fallow you guys, I think!!! 🙂
    Can I join you if I live in UK???

    • Kyle

      First off, absolutely you can join if you are living in the UK Karina. We have MANY members from the United Kingdom and we would love to have another one there.

      Secondly, the free starter membership. We get asked about this all the time and it is a very valid question. “What is in it for us giving away access to WA within the Starter membership and offering our personal support to people that are not paying us a cent?”.

      A lot actually.

      The first is that people get to see exactly how awesome the experience is within WA. They get to build websites, the get to go through our world class training, the get to join in on our live 24/7 help, they get to ask questions and they get to communicate within the 1,000’s of available training pages within the system.

      This is all free…uninhibited access. People are not used to this and they are definitely not used to being part of a system at WA. By putting our best foot forward we know that people are going to realize very quickly how powerful our Premium experience is going to be within WA (there is nothing that comes close to our Premium offering anywhere in the world).

      There are no smoke and mirrors at WA, we want you to experience why we are truly different from every vulture out there in this make money world before you have to spend a dime.

    • Ed

      Hi Karina, The free starter account is exactly that, FREE. And you can stay free for as long as you like.

      Where they make their income is from all the members who see the value and decide to become premium. Members like me, lol.

      I was involved with webdesign and online marketing over 12 years ago, and doing well. But I gave it up for something else that I felt I had to do. You can read more about that at my profile “Drawshot” in WA.

      I had decided that I’m going back into internet marketing and thought I might need to sharpen my skills and maybe learn a few new methods.

      I had read about WA more then a few times, but when I saw they had a free starter membership I decided to check it out. I figured go in, and find it to be about as worthless as almost everything else out there about online business,(Read Scam). Well to make a long story short I saw the wealth of training there, and went premium, I think on my 4th day, and before that month was up had signed for the yearly membership.

      There are thousands of us that have gone premium, so they are making money. But I’m positive they are giving more in return for the money then anywhere else online, or in formal education for that matter. Long story short, no matter if free or premium, your getting more for your money at WA then you will find anywhere else.

      Best wishes on your endeavors.

  166. Ashleigh

    Is there money to be made on the starter membership or do you HAVE to go premium in order to bring in an income?
    And what kind of income are we realistically looking at?

    • Kyle

      Yes Ashleigh, you can earn money on the free Starter membership. You get two free websites, a good deal of training, and by lesson 4 of the training alone you are going to have your very own website (in any niche) up and running online. In saying this, generating money in the first week or month prior as a Starter is like comparable to stepping into school for becoming a surgeon and expecting to perform surgery within the first month.

      As you move through the training, your skills will get much more advanced (some of this training is Premium), but what you are getting at WA is an all-inclusive place where you have access to EVERYTHING you need to run your business. In other words, if you are a Premium member you will never need to spend another dime online, no more buying ebooks/training, tools, websites, hosting, support, live classes, etc….all under one roof with no upsells.

      The best thing you can do is check out the Starter membership. It is completely free to join, no obligations and will give you a really awesome taste of what you can expect within WA and the experience we offer there.

    • Kyle

      Absolutely, there are many folks at Wealthy Affiliate marketing in Spanish. The training is all in English and so is the support at WA, but by all means that niche websites that you build out can be in any language that you like.

  167. Ariel Lawrence

    I have a website registered with GoDaddy. Will I be able to bring the over?

    And do i understand correctly take i will get high ranking google placement blogging with the starter kit?

    • Kyle

      Absolutely, you will be able to transfer your domain/website over to WA (if you are a Premium member). There is no such thing as a Google Placement kit, that is a total scam if you are being sold on something of that nature.

      We teach you how to get rankings in Google within the education at Wealthy Affiliate. If you understand how keywords work, how to create content that ranks, there is basically an unlimited source of traffic out there within any niche. You will learn all about this at WA Ariel.

  168. John Clarke


    I am a successful executive who already makes a six figure income. I am about 5 years away from retiring from my current profession. I am planning to stay very active and continue to pursue business ventures for many years. So to get to my bottom line question, currently working 45 to 50 hours a week, is this a venture I could work on part time now so that when retire I have another source of income? jc

    • Kyle

      Absolutely it is, there are MANY members at WA in your exact position. Like any other business though, you get what you put into it. Wealthy Affiliate has absolutely everything you need, but there is still a requirement for you to exercise a little elbow grease (it sounds like you have great work ethic so you will be fine).

      I suggest you get yourself a Starter membership (completely free) and have a look around John. I think you are going to be thoroughly impressed with what is offered at WA, there is nothing like the platform we offer there in the entire industry.

  169. Emily "Frugalsworth" Kiang

    After being taken through a cyber psycho path on how to get rich online, I am happy that I stumbled upon Ian Pribyl’s No Bull reviews online and found Wealthy Affiliate through his emails. I am a teacher and I am making a transition to working exclusively in sales, entertainment and internet marketing. By 2015, I hope that I will never have to step foot into a classroom to teach again. I’ve just found my happy trail and I am going to keep following it. I would like to share my story about why I believe that Wealthy Affiliate provides a lot of value based on my knowledge of the market for career training and higher education.

    A few years ago, I was beginning the application process for law school and I remember that I was convinced that I would have to borrow six figures in order to (hopefully) be hired for a six figure making corporate law firm position as an IT/Privacy lawyer. Many attorney friends actually steered me in another direction. Then I decided to pursue accounting and paid hundreds of dollars for community college classes – which I don’t regret because they were fun.

    Fast forward to today, I am in network marketing for a major wellness and pharmaceutical company and I realized that I can capitalize on my love for social media and be able to market towards my ideal audience and make money! I looked at the price point of the Premium membership for Wealthy Affiliate and I noticed that the yearly actually costs around the same price of a community college class in my city, but there aren’t any additional fees and no textbook purchases needed. In my town, the local community college charges $140 (USD) per credit hour and the average course is 3-4 credit hours, not including the cost of a costly textbook.

    With all of the support and online lessons, this is an excellent value for people who are serious about increasing revenue made online because the important content is all there and there is no need to pay for an expensive marketing coach if you can’t afford one. I am not a paying member yet and I am not earning anything by writing this, so there is no ulterior motive in my assessment of Wealthy Affiliate.

  170. marlina

    Thanks for your quick response i really appreciate that. i do have one more question, how long can you stay on the free membership before needing to get the premium membership or will you ever “need” the premium? i’m a noobie in every sense of the word when it comes to “using” the internet so with my lack of skills i guess what i’m asking is would i be able to make it with just the free membership? obviously i understand i would have to work at it, but putting in the time is not an issue for me right now. but i can’t put all my time and effort into something and not make any money with it for months. thanks again

    • Kyle

      This is completely up to you. Most people eventually upgrade to Premium (many within the first day) as they see the tremendous value we offer, but even with the Starter membership there is an unbelievable amount of value. This is completely up to you and you are in full control. There is no “time limit” on the Starter membership, you can stay on Starter forever if you want.

      You do get Premium support within the community for just the first 7 days though on your Starter membership, besides that you have full access to your Starter forever until you decide to upgrade to advance your skills and business. 😉

    • Blas


      I used to be a part of WA a few years back and canceled due to the lack of time I had…but honestly that was the dumbest thing I could have ever done. I recently signed back up and now I loving every minute of it. Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing community, but remember running an online business is serious and Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate online resource that can definitely help you reach your goals. however it takes dedication and work. This is not a get rich quick scheme. I’m 100% satisfied. Oh, and yes I’m a real person with an other real business. you can look me up at my website http://www.corefightacademy.com (my martial arts school). Kyle is the freaking man in this industry.

  171. marlina

    i’ve been scammed before and naturally am leery about signing up with anything especially when it’s only free at first then you have to pay so i looked on the BBB website and it says this company is not a BBB company and has 3 complaints against it. i’m not on here to talk bad about this company or shoot it down in any way, i am on here because i’m interested in trying to make some money online, just covering all my bases before i jump in. can you explain either of the issues i have listed, thank you.

    • Kyle

      I can appreciate your fear of being scammed and that is completely normal in this industry. Unfortunately there are some really horrible people and companies in the industry that play on people’s emotions of wanting to get rich. I can tell you that YES, you can earn money online you just need to be real with yourself and willing to work for it.

      To remove ANY fear that you have, we offer a completely free, no credit card required Starter membership at WA. You will not be disappointed, there is not another product or service in the industry that can compete with the FREE version of Wealthy Affiliate, let alone the Premium. Take a moment and get rolling, I 100% guarantee you are going to love the community and access you get when you join WA.

      PS. BBB is actually one of the biggest scams themselves. We have had 3 complaints about our service in 9 years (I would say that is a pretty good track record) and we are not willing to PAY BBB for a positive rating. You can see how BBB really works here and how disgusting their operation actually is.

  172. Harry 786

    Hi Kyle,

    Hope you are doing good.Can you please tell which Keyword & Competition Research Tool will be available upon membership of WA.

    “If you don’t have a passion or a niche, or you want us to choose one for you, then that is OK too. Wealthy Affiliate has an affiliate bootcamp with a “predefined” topic that you will be building a business from. This training is a complete walk through, starting at the bare bones and there is no experience necessary.”

    Does above statement means that you will provide premium members options of profitable niches to select and guide them step by step to make money in that particular niche.

    ” I am going to offer you a bonus if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days (including a 59% discount). ”

    Does above means that 59% discount will be on $47.

    Will wait for you reply.

    Thanks and Regards

    • Kyle

      If you don’t have a niche of your own, we give you a preselected path to success within WA. This is called the Affiliate Bootcamp and it will literally walk you from a complete newbie to a successful business owner. I personally created this training and you can follow along with me directly within the course and see exactly what I do in this live case study, interactive training course.

      The first month discount is available within the first 7 days if you do decide to go Premium, but of course this is completely up to you. It is $19 for the first month of Premium and this includes the “key” to the community, Premium is the only other membership level offered within WA and offers an unbelievable amount of value (ie. you will never have to purchase another product or service again).

  173. Dennis

    Hi Kyle, i’ve found this site through google after joining (for free) affilorama. I found that site to pushy to get money with all the upsells they have. You say with WA you can get up and running in no time, but is this also possible from the Netherlands? And also getting paid there ? 🙂 Also, I have to compliment you for responding to comments/questions in person. Kind regards, Dennis

    • Kyle

      Hey Dennis,

      WA can absolutely help you out and since the Internet is global, your location in the world does not matter. There are folks from absolutely every country within Wealthy Affiliate and being from the Netherlands is not going to serve as any sort of limitation at all to your progress. Same with payment, most companies offer several different payment methods including check, paypal, as well as wire transfers.

      I suggest you get rolling with the Starter membership (completely free), I know that you are immediately going to feel at home within WA.

      • Dennis

        Again, my compliments on replying on comments, and so fast. Although I want to join your site i’m not gonna do it now as it’s 2 o’clock in the night 🙂 So I will have some sleep and tomorrow I will join and check it out. Nice having conversation with you, not possible with Mark ling. Thanks, Dennis

          • Dennis

            Thanks. I’ve just joined the site and from what I see so far I like it better then the rest that I’ve seen/experienced. No big letters telling me I’ll get rich sleeping. But straight to the point that if I want to be succesfull I have to take actions.

          • Kyle

            We tell it like it is and this is based on experience. WA is truly a community and one that offers you everything you need to create a business online Dennis, I think as you move forward within the training you are really going to see things come to success. There is no such thing as instant success, but any level of success is a possibility for anyone. That is what the Internet represents for all of us.

  174. Kandi

    Hi Kyle. I own an auto repair business and already have a website for my business through another website company. Can I use this website for your program? I understand the concept. Basically that I am going to be selling space on my page for advertising. I hate to admit that a couple years ago I got scammed by the Money Mobile Machine. I am looking to get my website listed in the top 10 and have it generate an income aside from bringing business to my shop. Can your program help me with that? I get the phone calls from google all the time to pay hundred of dollars to get my site listed in the top 5 but are you saying you take care of that?

    • Kyle

      Yes, you absolutely can. We teach the proper techniques within Wealthy Affiliate and it doesn’t matter where your website is located, we will teach you how to do things properly to generate more interaction, traffic, rankings, etc. We do have an awesome website builder and hosting platform if you do decide to build out new websites going forward or move your website over, but it is not necessary.

      We can definitely help you out and do not fall into the trap of these companies trying to lure you into their expensive advertising schemes, we will teach you how to master local rankings at WA and be self sufficient with your local SEO operations. Tons of training at WA on this.

  175. marlina

    i have been looking for a legit way to make money online for a few years and they all say the same thing-completely automated you do nothing and earn big $$$, cost you nothing then have you try all these products that DO cost to try, anyone can do it! when actually you have to know what you are doing, etc etc. anyone who has looked online for opportunity to make money know what i’m talking about.

    i am not a greedy money hungry person at all and would be so excited for the chance just to make $500 a week. i just wanna know if this is something i can do at the beginner level for the $0 start if i have NO experience whatsoever? if so how long approximately would that take? then if i see this IS a legit opportunity i might be interested in the premium package. thanks for your time

    • Kyle

      I actually recommend that everyone start with our Starter membership Marlina because it is completely free. I want you to love our service before you ever have to even consider spending any money.

      Yes we do have a Premium package, but within our Starter membership you are going to be able to get rolling with your business, choosing your niche, building your own website, and getting the training you need…not to mention access to an unbelievable amount of support (including that of myself).

      The money part does come, it will take some hard work and $500 is totally tangible. Absolutely EVERYTHING you need is within WA to get there…the only missing component is you and your hard work. Would love to have you there. Get your starter account today and don’t look back Marlina.

  176. Marie

    It’s the best online community I have seen so far. The personal help from the people there makes all the difference.

    Looks like it’s going to be a long and arduous journey to being financially free online and if so, so be it. I’m fairly new to internet marketing and I’m working everyday to go through the material, and doing research, and I will keep at it until I reach my goals. That’s one thing I wasn’t about to say with confidence until I joined WA. Before I joined, I was looking around on the internet to make some quick money. This mindset is what got me jumping from one get rich scheme to the next for several years. I finally decided and realised that I needed to change my thinking to long term, and that anything worth building takes time and dedication. I’m used to getting things instantly. Not until now have I realised that quality takes time. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen. It’s helped my put routine into my life where it will count most. I’ve even gotten back into starting an exercise regime that will help me lose weight, keep my mind sharp and my body strong for the long road ahead. It’s not so much of an effort anymore, as I know every step I take every day brings me closer to my goals.

    There’s so much work to get through. Is there a site map that can help give an overall picture of the website? A quick visual maybe? It’s so easy to get lost, so many intricate menus and topics from topics…. Thank you heaps!

    • Kyle

      Thanks for the kind words Marie, glad you are enjoying your experience within WA!

      If you are looking for something specific, you can either access the classrooms (12 in total available to Premium members with video, tutorials, courses, and discussions) or you can use the search bar at the top of any page to search the 10,000’s of training resources, discussions and blogs taking place within WA.

  177. Tom

    You guys are real inspiring,thanks for providing tools that actually work.
    I am one of those people who was put through the wringer before I got here by other get rich schemes.
    I wont mention them here but I certainly will be telling more in the reviews I am going to write.
    My new websites I am learning to build with you are already taking off because of what I have learned from wealthy affiliate
    Thank you

    • Kyle

      That is great to hear Tom and I am truly glad that you have finally found WA. Now that you have found Wealthy Affiliate, you will never have to spend another dime on products or services online.

  178. Alex

    It seems that WA caters only to those who are looking to earn a living online?
    I would like to build a website purely for display and discussion purposes – ie, an online gallery. If I join as a Starter, would I be able to do this? Furthermore:
    1. Am I able to purchase my domain name through WA when I sign up?
    2. Is an email address (email@mydomain.com) provided?
    3. Are the paid training materials compulsory? ie, will I at some point be obligated to sign up for training? If I am running a site simply as an online gallery, and not as an affiliate to anything, I would not want to have courses and manuals pushed at me.
    If WA is providing something way outside of my needs, then would you please recommend a place where I can build and host a clean and professional online gallery with no mess and fuss?

    • Kyle

      Hey Alex,

      Here are my responses to your questions:

      1. Am I able to purchase my domain name through WA when I sign up?

      You will be purchasing your domain (if you want one of your own) through a domain registrar like namecheap.com or godaddy.com. After you do this, it is just a simply update to use them with our state of the art hosting platform at WA (far superior to ANY shared hosting on the market). You can also create websites on the .siterubix.com and as a starter member you get 2 free websites, as a Premium you can create unlimited websites. These sites rank very well!

      2. Is an email address (email@mydomain.com) provided?

      Absolutely. This is included, you can create as many of these as you like and you can also create email forwards.

      3. Are the paid training materials compulsory? ie, will I at some point be obligated to sign up for training?

      Many of the training modules are Premium yes, the Starter membership will definitely get you rolling but if you are serious about building a business, you will probably want to consider Premium. There is no other training platform like it in the world and there are $80,000 university degrees in Internet marketing that do not compare to our $47 per month Premium platform. It is completely up to you though and no obligation.

      Within Premium you get more advanced training. This includes 4 Live & Interactive Video Classes per month, over 12 classrooms dedicated to particular topics, 1,000’s of training resources, personal coaching for industry experts, unlimited access to ask for help, and access to the entire phased roll out of both our famous courses (over 100 lessons combined that will literally walk you from no knowledge to a successful business in any niche) …not to mention unlimited websites, hosting, and keyword research.

      WA is for everyone. Whether you are a merchant, a local business, a successful marketers, or an aspiring Internet marketer, the platform is absolutely everything you need to create, grow, and maintain a successful business. Hope this adds some clarity.

  179. Caroline

    I have a fiber arts business and the products are handmade by me. I already have a website through Homestead with an email account. Does WA have a way to work with someone like me?

    • Kyle

      Absolutely we can help you out Caroline. We teach Internet marketing, so regardless of your niche or where your site is hosted, we can help you out. We are the most interactive, helpful, and current community in the industry. 🙂 I suggest you get rolling on the Starter membership which has no cost.

  180. scott moore

    I am enjoying the training Kyle. My question at this point is do I build a website for each individual product I do a review on, or do I make another page on my site for given products?

    As an affiliate marketer, you promote different products that you have tried that other people will also be interested in.

    Do you create a separate website or create pages within an existing website. It looks like you would have one central site that people know you through and then different pages within that site?

    You have been successful. How do you approach this?



    • Kyle

      A page/post is adequate for a new product review that you do Scott, there is no need to create a new website for each product that you review. Just make sure that you keep on theme with your products that you are reviewing and that they are relevant to your niche. I usually create these as posts, but pages would be just fine as well.

      If you ever need a hand with anything going forward, you can get in touch with me inside of WA.

  181. XiaoFan

    Hi Kyle

    I’m not totally newbie to this industry but i don’t earn a dime from it.I was led to WA yesterday by a man(Lan Pribyl).
    I’ve purchased some courses from a guy named Even Chia who rank himself as the world #1 super affiliate,maybe you know him.He always guarantee success on his sales page but after i go through all his courses i find nothing is guaranteed.So,can you guarantee anything?

    • Kyle

      We are an education platform. We don’t guarantee success, we can’t. The reason is simple. We cannot guarantee that you will do anything…as your success is going to be based on your hard work and dedication. If you can guarantee this, then I can assure you that you are going to be able to build a business online and do so through Wealthy Affiliate. There is no other foundational platform like it for education, support, expert help, websites, tools, and a community in the industry.

      Get rolling on the Starter membership, it is completely free to get going and see for yourself if WA is a right fit for you Xiao. I know you will love it!

  182. Jon Penberthy

    Hello 🙂
    I’ve been successful in the internet marketing business with another service called Empower Network. I have some disagreements with their philosophy tho which is why I wanted to stop supporting them. With Empower I was able to make a very high 6 figure income and was wondering if this will be possible with wealthy affiliate.

    • Kyle

      Yes, absolutely Jon. There are ethical ways to create a business online and this can be accomplished within ANY niche….in other words, it doesn’t require you to hustle to get people into a downline or to buy overpriced products. Once you get the formula (and it sounds like you have gotten it down to a certain degree), you can absolutely replicate this formula across multiple niches.

      Wealthy Affiliate teaches internet business, it is not a “system”. You can go in any direction you like and you have the foundation to earn 6 figures and beyond and I would be more than willing to help you every step of the way. Wishing you a Happy New Year Jon and all the success in the world in 2014 (and I hope you at the very least check out WA).

    • Kyle

      There is no limit to the Starter membership time. You have access forever, but in terms of Premium communication/support…you will have this for the first 7 days as a member. Beyond that, you will still be able to access Wealthy Affiliate, work on your website, access training videos/tutorials, and follow what others are doing. Hope this adds some clarity for you Christina.

  183. Roselani

    I am clueless about affiliate marketing, so some of what you talk about is lost on me. I am interested is selling jewelry or accessories (handbags, etc) but don’t have anything of my own to sell. Maybe do it for someone else? Is that available on your site? Also, if I try this and work hard at it, what is the average amount of time to make an extra few hundred dollars a month?

    • Kyle

      You are going to learn all about this within Wealthy Affiliate Roselani within the Getting Started training.

      Basically, you can promote whatever you like in any niche (jewellery or otherwise). They initial focus though is capturing this audience (getting traffic) and this is done through building a niche website and creating content on that website that gets ranked in Google and other search engines.

      Once you have traffic, you can leverage things like affiliate marketing to generate revenue from your site. There are 10’000’s of affiliate programs out there, pretty much every product that is for purchase has an affiliate program. Some affiliate programs like Amazon allow you to promote MILLIONS of products. There are many specific jewellery like BlueNile.com that usually pay around 5-10% depending on the actual program.


      Say for example, you refer someone to the bluenile.com website from your website (through your affiliate link) and they end up buying a $5,000 ring, you would get a 5% commission (that is what bluenile.com pays), so $250 profit. This is all yours and you don’t have to deal with any of the shipping, the support, etc.

      Hope this adds some clarity, but like I said, there is an entire platform of education in place that is going to teach you all about this within WA and we have all the tools, websites, training, support, and community to help you create and grow your very own business online.

  184. Helen Plummer

    This seems very interesting. If I sign up for free initialy is there a timeine on signing up for the premium membership? Also what niche’s are there that you offer?

    • Kyle

      No timelines at all Helen. You do get access to Premium support for the first 7 days, but your Starter membership can be used as long as you want and you can upgrade to Premium at any pace that you like.

      As for the niche, you can be in ANY niche that you want. There is niche training in the the Getting Started course and by Lesson 4 you are going to have your very own niche website up and running. The beautiful thing about WA is that you can take ANY passion that you have and we will show you how to turn it into an online business.

      I look forward to working with you!

  185. Tam Nicole

    Hi there Kyle,

    I write because I have a question to ask that isn’t necessarily for this particular forum.

    I am definitely going to be signing up for WA. I’ve been blinded to many of the scam artists promising me riches in the next ten minutes; honestly, probably because I wanted to be. But this is WA seems different and I looking to finally do it differently this time around.

    Thanks so much.

    • Kyle

      You won’t find this at Wealthy Affiliate Tam simply because success in an INSTANT is not a reality. Has never happened, not once in the history of all homegrown success stories. Within Wealthy Affiliate we are going to teach you the RIGHT WAY to create a business online…within any niche and we will teach you from the ground up, no experience necessary.

      My suggestion to you is to get rolling as a Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership which has no associated costs and includes a ton (more than you have likely found within any other paid program!). I really do look forward to working with you and showing you the light, I know you will love WA!

  186. James Smalley

    I lost my job due to a back injury awhile ago.. Ive tried finding another type of occupation that suits me with very little luck. I now have been trying to learn as much about affiliate marketing since i found out about it a few months with very little progress.Im chasing my tail. Ive watch hrs of vids and reading. It always boils down to 2 things. Traffic, which Ive had no luck generating and the second, “you have to spend money to make it..

    I have no money anymore, I barely eat and I have an eviction notice on my door of the apartment Ive lived in for 6 yrs. Im more or less squatting until I get the final boot, go figure its going to be right around x-mas,lol/. Ive lost it. I have little to nothing anymore…I am desperately asking for help, from anyone willing to show me the right way get started, If this online stuff is for real, I’ll gladly pay who ever can help me 3 fold and do the same to pay it foward, likewise 3 fold, when I get some money, I just need help getting started…Please, I feel lost in more ways than one.. Im glad I found your site Kyle. Maybe theres a little light at the end of the tunnel, around the bend.

    • Kyle

      There is a light at the end of the tunnel. My approach to business and life is that the best is always yet to come and I can assure you this is the case James. I would love to work with you and we can absolutely help you get up and running online with your own niche website, training, support and help you understand the correct process to create a business online.

      Get yourself a Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate (no cost) and you will immediately be enrolled in our Getting Started training. By lesson 4 you are going to have your very own niche website (in the niche of your choice)!

  187. andrew

    I am not good with computer stuff and was wondering if that would hamper me in starting. I really need another source of income. Can I succeed? I need help!

    • Kyle

      Absolutely not, these days you don’t need to be “techie” to start something online. Much of the process has been simplified through technological advancements. For example, within WA you will be able to build and install a WordPress website with a few clicks…without having to worry about hosting, FTP, transferring of files, databases, or even knowing what WordPress really is. Simple stuff.

      You also have to start somewhere Andrew. We were all once green to this Internet stuff. I was when I started out 11 years ago and I can tell you that absolutely everything you need to get up and running (including the personal support) is within Wealthy Affiliate. Create a Starter membership and check it out…I know you are going to love it!

  188. Walter Roscicki

    So I am interested in marketing with WA but what exactly do I market and how do I make income? Selling what and how? How do I find a product to use your drive technique? I do not see anything about how to create income only how to choose a niche. How do I turn a niche into income?

    • Kyle

      You can market absolutely anything Walter and that is what you are going to learn within WA. We help you out with the entire process, from choosing the niche, to understand the process of making money, to building out your niche website (website/hosting included). We also teach you how to find the products within your respective niche to promte, there are literally MILLIONS of products online that you can promote (without having to deal with anything other than joining their affiliate program).

      I would suggest you join as a Starter member (completely free) and start working through the Getting Started training at WA. By lesson 4 you are going to understand the process, have your niche chosen and have your own niche website. You will also be able to connect with me there!

  189. Cheryl

    Hi Kyle,

    From few of the above posts, you mentioned that we can start to make money even with our free membership.

    But how do i start promoting my websites? Any real good autoresponders & hostings that are free?

    Actually, i would want to earn enough money in order to upgrade to Premium as am having financial constraints with 3 kids to support.

    Hope that you could assist & give me your sound advice.

    Many thanks & regards,

    • Kyle

      Hey Cheryl,

      We teach you how to not only build a website (we have a system that does this for you in less than 30 seconds), but we teach you how to build out the website in a way that will lead to rankings and traffic within the search engines (like Google). You get 2 free websites, hosting included, help and support, and full access to our Getting Started training all withing the Starter membership and this is going to give you a good taste of what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

      As for earning “enough” that may or may not be viable but it is possible. You are paying for an EDUCATION at WA if you do ever decide to upgrade, but there is no obligation by any means. Just know that the option is there. Anyways, get rolling with a Starter membership, I know you will absolutely love it and work from there. WA is an all inclusive community, meaning absolutely everything you need to create, grow and scale a business is in one place (you will never have to spend a dime anywhere else again buying scammy products).

  190. lisa mitchell

    hi this is something id be very interested in signing up to but im wondering with things such as websites etc im going to need hosting etc arnt i?reason for asking being you get so many scams that say they deal with all that for you so would i need to set it all up separately for my websites etc for this community? any advice much appreciated thanks for the uk 🙂

    • Kyle

      Hey Lisa,

      Hosting is totally included with your membership (both Starter and with Premium). The website builder at WA is also the easiest one to use in the world, one click to install your website and you are up and running with a fully functional wordpress website that you can use in any niche if you like (and affiliate with any program you like).

      I understand your fear of scams, it is only normal. I recommend that you at bare minimum check out the WA Starter membership (which is completely free) and then go from there. You will have your own niche website up and running by lesson 4 of the Getting Started training.

  191. Adie

    Hi Kyle,
    I am impressed by your promoting your marketing program. However, I always check things out before paying out money. (You don’t have to print this comment if you want to, but I would appreciate a reply) The Better Business Bureau has given you a bad rating. I believe they said it was because of a website you promoted along with their competitors. I believe in giving a second chance to people if they act in good faith. Can you explain what happened and why I should try your company even if the BBB gave you a bad rating?

    • Kyle

      I would say Adie, if you are still using BBB to gauge the quality of a company YOU SHOULD STOP NOW. The BBB is a business and they are about the most unethical business going. We have received 3 complaints in 8 years within the BBB (I would say that is a pretty good track record) and in order for us to refute or respond to any comments, we have to pay them a monthly fee ($400).

      So basically, BBB allows anyone to BUY their rankings and cannot be trusted. Out of principle we have not done this and we have no plans on doing this.

      I outlined how BBB is scamming legitimate companies within my post here. You should have a read, I think you will find it quite revealing.

  192. Laman Richards

    Great review, I have only been with the community for a week and my site is ranking on the first page of google, I think that Wealthy Affiliate is great.

  193. Tom

    Hey Kyle, was a WA member a few years ago, dropped out because I felt overwhelmed with all the content on the old website. Now your new website, training modules, forums, etc appear to be much more user friendly. My wife is now interested where she wasn’t before. I am an inactive member right now, can I come back under the free membership to try out WA the second time around?

    • Kyle

      Hey Tom,

      Your wife should just create a free Starter account. This will be no problem at all but if there are any issues setting this up, do let me know.

  194. Roney Reis

    I need to drive people to the website of a non-profit organization that is reforesting the Amazon, using mobile devices and or SMS or something better.

    Can you help me?

    • Kyle

      Profit or not for profit, we teach marketing online and how to drive traffic to your website Roney. We can definitely help you out at Wealthy Affiliate. Join as a Starter member and check it out, I know you are going to be thoroughly impressed.

  195. Anthony Williams

    Great review post Kyle, Your site rocks ! Many upgrades and add-ons that make it easy to use and easy to get an answer to an question.

    I know the methods work , it’s how I made my first dollar online .

    Keep up the amazing work Friend !

  196. Bill

    Hello Kyle,
    I am a senior citizen as well as a complete newbie.I have no product, no list,no website!!! Assuming I enroll in and complete the starter course will you suggest an appropriate niche for me?

    • Kyle

      We will absolutely give you a hand with this Bill. In lesson 3 (included in the Getting Started Training at WA), you are going to have training on how to come up with a niche of your own. If you simply cannot come up with one, there is lots of help within the community and we also have training for you with a pre-selected niche if that is the direction you want to go.

  197. bernard

    can i create a blog site like ive tried that.com to encourage everyone to join W.A. . . .i’m gonna write in my blog site my journey before and after i join wealthy affiliate and help them also to learn online business.,.

    • Kyle

      You can create a website on whatever you like as a member of Wealthy Affiliate. We can help you build a business within any niche and if you are interested in promoting WA, you will also be able to do this as both a Starter (free) and a premium member. We would love to have you at WA Bernard and I do look forward to working with you!

  198. Nate R

    Nice article! My wife and I have been working network marketing from coffee to weight loss products to blogging and it seems that all of these companies are scams. Financially we are a one income home now and we don’t have the funds to be buying product to product in these MLM’s and affliates. Does this system really help people like myself who are beginners and are looking to start a online business? Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

    • Kyle

      Yes, absolutely Nate Wealthy Affiliate will most definitely help you. We are going to teach you the REAL way to create a business online that does not involve MLM, hustling to recruit people, etc. Instead, you are going to learn how to run an online business in the same way one would create an offline business but without the start-up costs.

      I recommend you join the Starter account (completely free) as it will get you rolling in the right direction and get you building your foundation for success. You will also be able to get support from me upon joining.

      • RonnyG

        I agree 100%…I have been a paying member for 6 years…I do have experience in making money online, but when I get stuck even if it is techie…I get an answer to my questions answered buy experts in the field I am asking about…

        So all I can say is it has been a major part of my success in my online business..Thanks K&C

  199. Tony

    Is Wealthy Affiliate Newbie friendly. And does it cost anything to join. Is their any monthly fees, etc.

    Thought about BTF, but is skeptical at joinning anything out their today. Since every program has a upsell tactic and etc to it.

    • Kyle

      Absolutely it is newbie friendly. As soon as you enter into WA, you have access to the Getting Started course, which is a 10 lesson video/text course that is going to walk you through the process of creating your business foundation. This also includes two free websites (full functional WordPress websites), access to help and support…and access to the WA community.

      There is a Premium membership which is $19 for the first month, then $47 thereafter if you like the service we offer and want “MORE”. This is completely up to you though as there is no obligation to join Premium. Outside of this there are NO upsells, we don’t operate that way and I can assure you as soon as you join the Starter membership you are going to feel right at home.

    • Kyle

      You can definitely get your business up and running. You have the ability to promote whatever you like with your Starter websites as well, so yes, you can make money with your Starter membership. With your Premium membership you will get more access to WA, but I always recommend that someone starts off as a Starter. It is free and you are going to learn how to create a business online, no experience necessary.

      I look forward to working with you Maya!

  200. Colette

    I had never heard of online marketing until a friend mentioned it recently. He explained his niche and I thought about what mine could be – medical and health information. However my friend advised me against this due to legal ramifications. Innovative health approaches are my passion though. What do you think about this niche?

    Thanks from Australia 🙂

    • Kyle

      This could be your niche. You could take an approach of “opinion” rather actual medical advice. There are many aspects of the health niche and it is too broad in itself. Within Wealthy Affiliate we will be helping you narrow down your niche and coming up with something more specific. There are literally 10,000’s of sub-niches within the health niche that you could be very successful with.

  201. Steve D

    Stumbled across this website while doing searches related to Empower Network. Was good to read an independent analysis of Empower Network’s setup. And while they are not selling a ‘product’, they are selling a ‘method’, which to my mind, is still legitimate, provided that they use fair tactics to promote and sell their ‘method’. I guess that is more where the problem lies with Empower Network than anything else.

    But to the point of this post. I have several ideas for building online businesses. And absolutely no real idea where to start. I have been reading Tim Feriss’ book “The four hour work week,” which has been very helpful in setting goals and understanding processes, but not so much as to the nitty gritty of actually operating an online business.

    Truth be told, my online experiences have not been great. Plenty of HYIP’s have come and gone, taking (thankfully relatively small amounts of) my money with them.

    Now here is the rub. I freely confess that Marketing, commerce, and online bussinesses are not exactly my area of expertise, (Or even passion,) but I see these things more as a useful vehicle to generate finances to free me up to do what I really am passionate about: sound engineering, singing, songwriting and performing.

    Do you think it is possible to run, as Tim Ferri