Wealthy Affiliate Review – My Honest Opinion and Custom Bonuses

Wealthy Affiliate Review – My Honest Opinion and Custom Bonuses

Name: Wealthy Affiliate (WA)

Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Owners: Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim

Price: Starter Member: Free – Premium Member: $49 per Month

Overall Rank: 9/10


Wealthy Affiliate is an online business training community that teaches people all aspects of building an affiliate marketing business online in any niche.

First created in September 2005 by online entrepreneurs Kyle and Carson, WA focuses on helping people build their own websites and using them to create a thriving affiliate marketing online business.

==>> Create your FREE Wealthy Affiliate account and claim my Custom Bonuses Right Here! <<==

Pros VS Cons:


  • Free to start – no credit card required
  • Step-by-step video walkthrough training
  • Free Websites
  • Website Security
  • Beginner training course
  • Advanced training (premium)
  • Keyword research tool
  • Domain platform
  • Live help
  • Help from a community of online marketers of all levels
  • Earn while you learn affiliate program
  • No spam zone… spam is not tolerated
  • A legit, proven way to build a sustainable business online
  • The training is constantly updated and expanded to remain 100% cutting edge and world-class.
  • The platform itself is continually improved and updated with more features.
  • And much, much more…


  • There is only so far you can go on the free membership… eventually you will want to scale up with premium
  • There is a big emphasis on building out your website and blogging, which not everyone is cut out for
  • In WA you are given two business strategies to pursue: Either pick a niche by following one of your passions or interests or essentially go into the “make money online” niche and promote Wealthy Affiliate itself… the problem I have found with choice number 2, is whether intentional or not, SOME affiliates tend to paint other programs and business models as a scam in order to paint WA in a positive light.
  • There is SOOO much information and training that some people can find it overwhelming
  • Because it is such an active community it is easy to get caught up in the “live chat” and not working on your website.
  • You need to put in the work (Shock horror! ? It’s NOT a get rich quick scheme)

Product Overview:

Created by two Canadian online entrepreneurs,  Kyle and Carson, Wealthy Affiliate began in 2005 as a  Pay-Per-Click platform, and it has continued to evolve over the years into what it is today – one of the world’s biggest and highly regarded online business training platforms with over 1,000,000 members worldwide.

WA will teach you how to build your own website and use it to create a thriving affiliate marketing online business in any niche that you can think of.

WA has a free starter membership where you can have 2 free websites and access to a 10 lesson training video course that will give you a solid foundation to build your online business, as well as access to a 10 lesson “Affiliate Bootcamp” training series.

They also have a premium membership that has more advanced training, the ability to host 50 websites and a heap of other features.

WA also has a domain platform, a keyword research tool, weekly webinar training and a heap of other training and support from a whole community of online affiliate marketers of all different skill levels and experience.

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Who is it for?

Wealthy Affiliate is ideal for newbies to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing and build a successful online business from the ground up.

It’s great for people that want to know how to build a website and like the idea of writing, blogging and creating content.

It’s the perfect foundation for people that want to learn how to make money online, to actually build that idea into a sustainable online business.

Both intermediate and experienced online marketers will also benefit from the training, world-class website hosting and all of the other features.

Who it ISN’T for?

Unfortunately, due to a history of fraud and spam, there are certain countries that are restricted from the free, and monthly membership.

People from these countries are only eligible to take out a yearly membership…

  • Bangladesh & Egypt
  • Ghana & India
  • Kenya & Morocco
  • Nigeria & Pakistan
  • Philippines & Vietnam

*Update From the Video… You can stay a FREE member forever and continue building out your two FREE websites!*

==>> Create your FREE Wealthy Affiliate account and claim my Custom Bonuses Right Here! <<==

Tools and Training:

Wealthy Affiliate has an enormous amount of training that it can almost get overwhelming… so let’s get started…

  1. Online Entrepreneur Certification

The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training is a 5 phase (50-lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business, within absolutely ANY niche that you want. (Phase 1 in starter membership only)

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2. Affiliate Bootcamp

Best for getting started in the affiliate marketing niche, The Affiliate Bootcamp training is a 7 Phase (70-lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and establishing a business in a niche related to the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. (Phase 1 – starter only)

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There are also over a dozen training classrooms on different subjects such as Search Engine Optimisation, Website Development, Writing Content, Pay Per Click Marketing, Email Marketing, Video Marketing and many more…


One of WA’s longest-serving members (over 11 years) Jay, hosts weekly webinars on a variety of topics (Premium only)

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Every day, many of the Wealthy Affiliate community of over 1 million members will create their own training tutorials to help and support other members, as well as having a personal blog so they can document their progress to help, motivate and inspire.

The Wealthy Affiliate owners are always updating and adding to their training (as well as all of the features) to remain 100% relevant and at the top of the internet marking training tree!

There is also a lot of tools to help you run and grow your business…

Tool 1. Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool

WA has a powerful keyword research tool to help get your content ranked at the top of the search engines.

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An easily accessible site manager to manage all of your websites, super-simple!

The free starter membership will give you two free websites, and the premium membership will allow you to host 50 websites, all built with the powerful SiteRubix website builder, with premium hosting and security included.


Build a new website in a matter of minutes in 4 simple steps.

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A powerful and robust site domain and hosting platform.

You can also host your domains on another platform such as NameCheap or GoDaddy, but Wealthy Affiliate offers you a premium, secure service at an affordable price.


The Ultimate writing platform to make it super easy to create content for your website.


Get comments on your content from the community to boost engagement and help your rankings.


Get feedback from the community on the progress of your website.


World-class technical support for your website.

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Wealthy Affiliate has the best support that I have ever come across in an online platform.

Their website support is first-class, but the actual community support is what sets WA apart from anyone else.

You have the ability to ask a question the community anytime you want and you can expect a response in a very short amount of time.

You can ask a question to the whole community, (the owners are also very accessible, happy to help, and WANT to see you succeed) there is a live chat feature, and you can also private message anyone in the member area.

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Starter Member: Free (*You can remain a free member forever*)

Premium Member: $49 per Month (First month $19 if upgrading in the first 7 days)

Yearly Premium option: $359 (less than $30 P/M)

Black Friday Yearly Special: $299 (Less than $25 P/M *BEST DEAL)

But, just don’t take my word for it, here’s what other WA members have to say:

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And about the training:

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Are you ready to be a Super Wealthy Affiliate?

I’ll be honest…

WA isn’t perfect…

And there are a lot of scams online…

But Wealthy Affiliate isn’t one of them!

WA is, in my opinion, honestly one of the most legit and comprehensive online business training platforms and communities that is available today!

When I first started looking for ways to earn money online towards the end of 2013, I was lucky enough that I didn’t fall for any of the scams and I came across WA early in my searches…

… and by following their training I learned how to build my first website and began to build my online business.

I’ve come along way since then, but today, in 2019, I still follow their training, host all of my WordPress websites on their platform, and honestly believe that anyone interested in building an online business will find a great foundation in WA… and as long as they are prepared to learn, put in the work, and STICK AT IT… they WILL find success with the Wealthy Affiliate program!

To REALLY create a long-term online business, then you need to stop searching for the “push button” easy answer.

Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how you can build a business that you can be proud of, and will stand the test of time!

But, before you decide, here are my exclusive bonuses if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE through my link.

My Exclusive Custom Bonuses

*I have hand-picked all of these exclusive bonuses so that you can use them in combination with Wealthy Affiliate’s training and scale it to the next level!*

Bonus #1 – I will be your online business mentor – you can personally contact me within the WA member area, and you will also have access to my private Facebook group where I hang out daily (Value Priceless)

Premium Bonus:

Bonus #7 After you claim your free starter membership, if you do decide that Wealthy Affiliate is the place that is going to help you meet your goals, and you upgrade to “Premium” at any stage… then I will get on a free 40-minute strategy call via Zoom to help you hit the ground running! ($297 Value)

Bonus #8 Also, if you are a real action taker, and you decide to join “Premium” within the first seven days you are going to get a 59% discount on your first-month Premium membership! (only $19)

I’ll also chuck in a couple of extra “premium” bonuses:

Final Verdict: 9/10

*All of these bonuses will be immediately available for automatic download in your Membership area in my welcome message and by Private Message if you upgrade to Premium*

==>> Create your FREE Wealthy Affiliate account and claim my Custom Bonuses Right Here! <<==


If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

To your freedom,

John W. Newman

Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!

Dream It… Believe It… Then Achieve It!


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34 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – My Honest Opinion and Custom Bonuses”

  1. Hi John,
    Great review!
    Very in depth and thorough. WA is the world leader on online business training without a doubt. What we get in WA for our money is awesome. And the best thing is WA is always evolving to ensure member’s always have the tools they need to be grow their business.

  2. Hey John,

    You created a really great review. What I like the most about it is that you put the emphasis not only on who wealthy affiliate is for but also who wealthy affiliate isn’t beneficial for. Things like this make me feel I’m at the right place when it comes to honest reviews.

    Love the review. Keep it up!


    1. Glad you liked it Rogier!
      One thing I pride myself on is giving an honest opinion on everything I review, so people can make an informed choice!
      Cheers 🙂

  3. Hi John,
    I loved your review on Wealthy Affiliate it certainly has the best training for both newbies and more experienced affiliate marketers.
    The information and videos that you incorporated are right on point. As is your comment that WA isn’t a get rich scheme. As with any business it requires hard work and dedication which is something that I sometimes struggle with.

    1. Absolutely Suzie!
      I hope you also make the commitment to put in that hard work and dedication too!
      There is nothing more painful than the pain of regret!
      Best of luck 🙂

  4. Hello John, a fantastic review.As a Wealthy Affiliate Member myself I have found the platform to be very useful and have learnt a great deal so far. I wish you great success. If you ever want to add more revenue to your business you should have a good look at 10X Secrets

  5. Hello John,

    I like your review as it is very comprehensive about Wealthy Affiliate. I agree with you that this platform teaches people from beginning to end to learn the aspects of affiliate marketing. I like the videos you have to show people how to build a site from choosing the domain to showing the WordPress dashboard. I also agree there is a lot of information that can be overwhelming for a lot of new members. I like the detailed info you are providing and being honest about the cons and pros. Live Chat is terrific for those that need help, but it can be a distraction for some. Thank you for sharing your experience with WA.

    Kind regards,


  6. Hi John,

    Thanks for pulling this together!

    I particularly like your comments about an online business not being a ‘push the button’ process. It takes as much thought, planning and work as a real-world business if you’re going to make it your full-time income.

    The advantage, of course, is that the financial investment is generally a lot lower, putting an online business within reach of pretty much anyone who’s prepared to put in the work.



    1. Very true Martin!
      You can even start an online business in your spare time with zero investment… other than a laptop, an internet connection and your time and a bit of work ethic!
      It’s the golden age, my friend!
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  7. This is a great and honest review of Wealthy Affiliate we are a part of a community of people that are willing more than ever to help each other because we believe in being our brother’s keeper and helping them to make their dreams a reality.

    The tools and the training are awesome and you can earn while you learn but like you say a Shocker it is not a get quick rich scheme, this business takes time, hard work and plenty patience but the good news is this Community is known for helping so many people to have online success and to make their dreams a reality.

  8. Hello John,I truly feel motivated by this reviewed article on Wealthy Affiliate. Although I became a premium member of this group and enjoying my first level of experience, I didn’t know that the steps are easy to follow to achieve the exciting benefits which are offered in this website. The videos you have included in your post are the ones I am watching for the first time. I recently joined WA a few days back and your article creates curiosity to learn more and to move on fast. Useful and helpful review indeed. Thanks a lot.Regards, Ranao

    1. Glad you liked my review Ranao!

      Now, get in and start watching the training tutorials and start taking some action!

      And stick with it!

      If you need a hand with anything look up my profile in the search bar… johnwnewman

      Best of luck 🙂

  9. Hi John

    I have read the review about wealthy affiliate(WA).I believe that wealthy affiliate is the great platform to earn money without taking any risk and i also believe that this is the best online market.I would like to thanks Kyle and carson for making such an outstanding platform.I am an wealthy affiliate member.As you said in your review that there are lots of platform to earn money among them i work in site comment sector.After reading your review i understand the whole system of wealthy affiliate as i am new in here.This is a great informational review for a wealthy affiliaters.By reading your review one would be learn about the whole management of wealthy affiliate and one would be more interested in this platform.Thank you for sharing such an wonderful and honest review.I will share this review with my friends and relatives.

    1. Glad you liked the review Mhasanalvi!

      Wealthy Affiliate will teach you all aspects of online business, and if you are prepared to put in the time and effort… and stick at it… you will see results!

      Cheers 🙂

  10. Hey, John,

    Thanks, for taking me down the memory lane with your review on Wealthy Affiliate.

    I personally can vouch for everything you have written and shown in your video. For over 4 years now, when I became a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I did know nothing at all what is affiliate marketing or even how to build my own website, until the I never owned a website.

    I only wanted to find an opportunity where I can work from home and earn money with it, and, of course, I also was skeptical and a bit wary if I would do the right thing. YES, I DID!

    I am not looking back anymore since everything turned out just fine. Taking the course, which Wealthy Affiliate is offering, and all the other great tools taught me what I needed to become successful.

    Fast forward, I own two websites, which are quite successful, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate and the steps they provided for me so I can implement them.

    I also learned that you have to pull your own weight and be quite diligent and to work hard to make success happen.

    Again, great article and thanks for the memories when I started with WA. 🙂


  11. Wealthy affiliates is nothing but an amazing platform. I enjoy this awesome community so much. For one to succeed online in internet marketing, you must be trained and wealthy affiliates is offering the best training so far and world wide. This is the most trusted platform in internet marketing that I know. The training is just so detailed. 

  12. When people discuss about wealthy affiliate in any article. I always find my self more interested in cons and pros.

    most of the thing you said about the cons of wealthy affiliate is true and I like the last one. Is not a get rich quick scheme as some people talk about it. Wealthy affiliate deal with learning of affiliate marketing and hoe to be successful in it with all the tools required to learn the process .and it one of the most recommended online affiliate marketing program online 

    1. As I said in my review, WA is not perfect… but it’s still the best place to learn how to build a successful online business, hands down, in my opinion!

      As you say, it’s definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme…

      Affiliate marketing and building an online business is all about creating momentum…

      The more work you put in will reap rewards down the track… Unfortunately, most people either don’t start, put in a half-hearted effort, and give up WAY to early, before they have had the time to succeed!

      Wealthy Affiliate can give you the blueprint to making money and building a business online, but it’s up to YOU to make it work!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  13. My honest opinion about wealthy affiliate is that Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome program. I absolutely agree with your review, Wealthy Affiliate is a comprehensive program for financial freedom online. 

    There are a lot of positives to wealthy affiliate, from the site builder, site feedback and site domain, this program is just amazing. The few months I’ve spent on Wealthy Affiliate has been really productive in my opinion.

    I have never seen the socialising on Wealthy Affiliate as a drawback, but thinking of it now, I guess your right.

    Thanks for the comprehensive review, good work!

    1. Thanks, Louis, there are an awesome amount of features in the member area that makes WA stand out from the pack!

      As for the socialising, it is a good thing that you can get so much support, help and encouragement… but on the other hand, I know of plenty of people that spend a lot of time in the “live chat” when the time would have been better spent working on their business.

      It’s the same thing with social media as well.

      They all have their place, but it’s a good idea to have set times for that and stick to them.

      I know I don’t spend much time at all in the live chat and I spend my time building out my site and on other elements of my business, and I’m much more productive because of it!

      Use your time wisely!

  14. Hi John, thanks for dropping this excellent review about wealthy affiliate, I must say really commend your review and efforts. This is one of the great review I will be reading about Wealthy affiliate. I have just joined the platform this year February and it’s one of my best decision this year because I know am going to have a financial freedom from them. I have opened my own niche through their online training and I will soon open a domain. It’s really a great platform 

    1. Awesome, Yormith!

      You are in the right place… stick at it and I am sure you will do well!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  15. Hey John! I really like that you mention the focus on blogging and website building on the WA platform. I recently had a buddy come to me about getting his own website set up. I asked him to sit down and come up with a vision of what exactly he wanted to use the site for before we moved forward. I have found that setting up an e-commerce website through WA (more accurately, WordPress) isn’t the easiest. The Site Health feature on WA looks down on the additional plug-ins that a lot of e-commerce sites require. Do you have any recommendations for someone setting up an e-commerce site using the WA platform and WordPress? 

    1. Hey, Tucker!

      You can still set up an eCommerce site with WA and WordPress for sure!

      I know you can add the WooCommerce plugin for example as an easy way to go about it.

      I wouldn’t be overly concerned about the site health… they are only recommendations!

      If you need to add an extra plugin or two that is going to help your business then that’s fine.

      As long as they don’t affect your site speed or cause any gremlins in your site then do what you need to do!

      All the best 🙂

  16. Great post about Wealthy Affiliate review, you really shed huge spotlight using this review for newbies. I have been on wealthy affiliate for few months and I must say it’s educative over there. Plus you get to make extra cash too. I really get to develop my blog through this site and all the trainings offered. I think I’m gonna be here for a long time. 

    1. I hope you do stick around for a long time Ayodeji!

      If you are prepared to play the long-term game then you will have success for sure!

      Best of luck 🙂

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