Wealthy Affiliate – Time Waster or Life Changer?

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Wealthy Affiliate – Time Waster or Life Changer?

Hey, there! Thank you for stopping by! I’m going to take a chance and guess that if you’re reading this, you’re likely doing a little research on a company called Wealthy Affiliate and you’re researching to see whether it’s worth your time or not to sign up and be a part of their platform.


I Understand

your thought process. Trust me. I’ve also been there. It was only a few weeks ago I found myself in your shoes. I had been on a path (or several) leading me to the Wealthy Affiliate sign up page. It was free and decided I had nothing to lose. You with me? Nothing to lose. That’s always something to consider when looking into options that guarantee a promising future.


My Starting Point

I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate and some really glowing reviews. The reviews made me want to check it out for myself. I was impressed that I needed no money or knowledge up front. I’m an educated person, but not in the online marketing world. I joined WA for free and began some free training courses.


The Hook

I spent a few minutes on the site, and was impressed from the get-go. Both of the website’s founders, Kyle and Carson, made an appearance and welcomed me to the site. (What other owners do you know of whom do this? There are hundreds of thousands of members within the WA platform, and they personally welcome each one!) Anyway, I was then hit with several messages from other WA members. Actual, real humans, reached out to encourage and introduce themselves within the community and made me feel more than welcomed.


The Community

The WA platform reminds me a slight bit of Facebook. The concept is similar. You’re able to post things, like profiles of other members, have private conversations, etc. It is different in the fact WA’s platform also allows you to connect with like-minded folks who are always there to encourage and help. It is a business platform where one can also find training and ask for help. I compare it to Facebook, but really only aesthetically. There is so much more to the WA platform, and you’ll see for yourself upon checking it out.  I guarantee you, you’ll not find another online community like this one.


Premium Membership

I was completely sold on what Wealthy Affiliate could do for me within the first day of signing up for a free account. I was offered training and advice, which I took seriously. I created a live website in literally seconds. This is no lie. WA partners with WordPress and with the tutorials, I was up and running. That’s the easy part. WA is not claiming that your content will just magically appear out of thin air. They offered more training. I wanted more. I wanted full access to the site that had already made me feel validated. I signed up for a Premium membership.


$19 Later

I was well on my way to publishing my first article with legit content. I followed the training and began to grow my website. I enjoy writing and so this process was a fun one. The help from the WA community continued to grow and it was obvious that Wealthy Affiliate members are there to help. It’s not a competition within WA. It is an opportunity for like-minded folks to help others out so in the end, everyone experiences success.


Other Reviews

I mentioned that I’m an educated person. I have a degree. I’m a teacher who’s taught in public education for 12 years. I’m homeschooling our kiddos this year and learning all it takes to create a successful income from home. Because the money I have isn’t growing on trees, I’ve been smart about not spending a dime unless I think it’s legit. (This is me in general. I’m frugal.) I have researched WA and feel it is legit. Some others claim otherwise. Why?


But Others?

There are some reviews out there (check them out) that had me second-guessing my choice to join Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium membership program. After further reviewing these negative reviews, I can say I am more determined than ever to make WA work for me. You see, if you knew me, you’d know that if someone tells me I can’t do something, I will work my tail off to prove that I CAN. I’ve grown increasingly frustrated by reading others’ negative reviews. Let me explain why.


They Quit

Case in point – they give up. Nowhere on the WA website, do the founders, Kyle and Carson, say that this is an opportunity that will make you money overnight. If you’re an educated person, you know there are few opportunities in this world that actually allow this scenario to happen, unless you won the lottery. Everything takes some effort, no matter what line of work you’re choosing. The Negative Nellies out there are claiming that they expected immediate results, and upon not doing so, they left WA. Some never even tried out the Premium membership. Shame on them. If you quit something, do you ever really get to see what could have been?


I Think Not

I ran across this quote by Bob Zuppke, “All Quitters Are Good Losers“. Think about that for a second. It’s completely accurate. Out of frustration with the naysayers, I write this post. I sincerely believe that with anything in life you’re considering, it is important to research on your own and make an educated decision based on what’s right for you and your family.


Final Thoughts

Wealthy Affiliate is right for me and my family. I’ve got two websites up and running and I’m working on adding content on a regular basis. Want to check out the other one? It’s in its infant stage, but check it out HERE if you’re curious. Is it work? Absolutely! I will not tell you that this happened overnight. I can’t even tell you I’ve made any money. I will tell you that I have invested $19 and it has absolutely surpassed that in value in the past few weeks. I am not in the business of being scammed. I will work to prove others wrong. The effort will release its reward after I decide not to quit. I am not quitting. I will give WA my best effort and I’ll be here to tell you all about it.

The Real Deal

My successes (or perhaps the potential lack thereof) will be posted here. I do not intend to lead anyone astray, just as I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a giant ball of lies. In keeping my transparency, I’ll continue to write about my happenings within WA. No doubt that will help keep me accountable to you. Much of our life should be about helping and encouraging others to achieve their dreams. Please believe me when I say that I want to help and encourage you. If this WA journey turns out to be a total scam, rest assured, I will be the first to tell you about it. You have my word.  Do I feel WA is a scam?  No.  I believe it has the potential to be a life changer.  Follow me on my journey.  🙂

I encourage you to look more into this opportunity. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write them in the comment box below. I would love to help you in any way that I can. I’m only a beginner in this journey, and will never claim to know it all, but I have nothing to hide and sincerely want to help you. Cheers to your success!



Ciao For Now,
Happier At Home

24 Responses

  1. Henry says:

    Hi! Reading your post has been a life changer. I’m grateful you share the concerns you had before joining and what your experience with the platform has been so far. Your honest approach is so different from most of the posts I have read. And I really like it because it feels as my own reasoning a couple of weeks ahead from now. Thank you very much!

    • admin says:

      Hi, Henry!

      Thanks for your feedback.  I aim to be completely upfront and honest.  Why would we try intentionally to lead others astray?  I couldn’t live with myself if I did that.  Best of luck to you moving forward!  Blessings!

  2. Michel says:

    I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for over four years now and have never even considered leaving. They are teaching me so much and my income is growing every month. It is definitely not a get rich scheme, but rather a way to build yourself a sustainable business that will pay you for years to come.

    I was quite surprised to read the negative review, as you don’t come across these very often at all.

    • admin says:


      Thanks for stopping by!  I was surprised at the negative review as well.  The few I’ve come across have really made me think about my own choice to join WA.  If we can put in the effort to do our own research and know what works for us personally, we’ll be better off in the end.  So far, it’s the best course of action for me and I haven’t looked back.  Wishing you continued success in WA!  

  3. SeunJeremiah says:

    Thanks for this informative post, Wealthy Affiliate wasn’t around when I started my affiliate marketing journey, but if it was, then it would have made my life a lot easier, because the lessons taught inside the premium membership will save you a ton a time and money. I’ve been a member of this amazing community and all I can say it’s been a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are validating my research and for that, I thank you!  The training and tutorials inside WA can definitely not be beat.  The community is amazing as well.  Wishing you continued success on your WA journey.  Cheers!

  4. Monalisha says:


    Thank you so much for this post which was about Wealthy Affiliate, is it a time waster or life changer. I have read your entire post, you have nicely described so many things about WA and shared your own experience. To me, WA is a life changer because it just changed my financial condition. It is really the best source to earn money but there are some limitations. To shine in WA one should have much knowledge about it and should be patient and go through learning and training. If one could work properly in WA, he could earn enough and could change his life.

    I have learned so many things by reading this post. So, thank you so much and I will definitely share this post to others so that they might be helped. 

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for commenting!  I have not found a reason to quit WA… in fact, I’m more convinced than ever to make it work. You’re right about the fact that it can and will work if we are only patient and follow the trainings set before us. Good luck to you!

    • This is a very interesting article and I am intrigued. That said, I did click on the ‘HERE’ link from the ‘Final Thoughts’ paragraph and it took me I’m guessing to your website, which is very well done. Congratulations on that. But I didn’t see how the website was monetized. Did I miss something. I will also take a closer look at the Wealthy Affliate website link as well. Looking forward to learning more. Thank you for sharing.

      • admin says:

        Very good! Thank you for stopping by!
        Beth, if you need any help, please reach out! I would love to help you if you need it. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!! Many blessings!

  5. keirawoo says:

    I think wealthy affiliate is a trusty site & its too much interesting for every person who wants to make a better life.WA is one of the most learning site .you will know your wealth tips, business tips, academic tips and everything by WA. Above all wealthy affiliate is helpful in every site.

  6. greg bordogna says:

    Being also a wealthy affiliate member, I wanted to share my opinion.

    I also  think tgat WA will not make you rich, this is your hard work. What WA can bring, is a hand and a step by step approach to the begining of your affiliate journey. I, myself, could have done everything that I have done without WA but it would have taken a lot longer with a lot more of trial and error.

    When looking online for reviews about WA, many complain about its price, the fact that hosting is not the best or even their keyword research tool cannot compete with SEMrush or Ahref. This is, in my opinion true BUT for a very competitive price price, you get all those tools within the same portal, with step by step instruction on how to use them. This allows any one to start a website within minutes and avoid researching for weeks!

    I may be leaving WA later to find the best KW tools or hosting service but, for now, my WA membership is still worth every penny

    • admin says:

      Hi, Greg!  

      Thank you for your feedback.  You are right in saying that anyone COULD do this without the help of WA, but it is far less possible to do it in the short amount of time it takes with the help of Wealthy Affiliate.  I appreciate your comments.  Thank you and best of luck to you!

  7. Charles says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your honest and unbiased thoughts on wealthy affiliate, I was a bit skeptical too before I finally joined and ever since then I have not had any course to look backwards. Wealthy affiliate is one of the best affiliate platform in the online world. 

    • admin says:

      I agree with you, Charles!  Thanks for stopping by and validating Wealthy Affiliate!  I continue to be more than impressed with the knowledge I’ve gained from WA!  Best of luck to you – enjoy your day!  Blessings! 

  8. Henderson says:

    Before joining wealthy affiliate, I used to think that it was nothing but a water of time like the many scams I faced around the time. I found wealthy affiliate a longtime ago but I joined a few years later. I know I have missed on a lot but the point is that we all make mistakes and that is why I can really say that wealthy affiliate is not a waste of time. Whenever I went off track, I would go to the community and they were really helpful to me. This is a very good post on wa. Very accurate.

    • admin says:

      Not a mistake, Henderson!  Look at it as it wasn’t the right time… yet!  Everything happens for a reason, and you’re a part of WA now!  I’m so glad the community has been as helpful to you as they’ve been to me.  (A great bonus to being a part of Wealthy Affiliate, for sure!)  Good luck to you in your future endeavors at WA!  Blessings! 🙂

  9. John says:

    Actually, there are very few negative reviews online about wealthy affiliate, I have seen one or two but when you look deeply, it’s either this people think wealthy affiliate is a get rich scheme or they just doing it purposefully. Whatever it is, many of us who have been on the platform for quite a while can attest to the fact that it’s not a waste of time. It is worth it and one can make money with hardwork and  dedication. It’s awesome that you can share your story with people to see the true nature of WA. Not a bad post here. Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Hey!  Thanks for stopping by, John!  Of course, I was curious and skeptical, but those feelings are long gone!  WA is a terrific learning and hosting platform, and I feel very blessed to have stumbled upon it!  Best of luck to you!  Blessings!

  10. Thank you for your review of WA. I’m considering becoming a member and I appreciate hearing one on one feedback from real users. I know that making money takes time and you have to stick with it. I haven’t had much success with affiliates in the past, so if I do take the plunge, I want to be sure I know what I’m getting into. I’m prepared to do the work, and I think that’s the key.

    Continued success to you!

    • admin says:

      Hi, Pamela! I would love to help you out! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I believe in being transparent, so I will always answer honestly. Wishing you much success in your own search! Hope to see you inside Wealthy Affiliate! Cheers!

  11. Phoebe says:

    Hey! I hadn’t heard about this so thank you for sharing!

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