Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit? Find Out Here

It sounds pretty promising to get wealthy with Wealthy Affiliate, but is it possible? And is Wealthy Affiliate legit? The internet is teeming with companies that offer you high earnings for minimal effort, of which many turn out to be scams. Many get-rich-quick schemes entice you with a low membership fee and then try to trick you with upsell after upsell. Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t do any of those things.

Before I begin my review, let me answer your question. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is legit, and I’ll explain here why, what it offers, what it doesn’t offer, cost, benefits, training, support, pros and cons, and my ranking of it.


What Doesn’t Wealthy Affiliate Offer?

Let’s get that out of the way first. Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so it doesn’t give you a false promise of immediate earnings. On the contrary, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle and Carson) are very honest with their claim that theirs is not a method to get rich quick, and that in order to start earning cash, you need to dedicate time, work, and effort. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Any business requires that you put in the effort. No business has sprung out of the ground and become an overnight success. All “overnight success” stories have a long history of hard work, failures and successes, falling and getting up again.

businessman-happyThere are no hidden costs or annoying upsells. It gets even better, you can start as a FREE member, no credit card details required, and have access to training, many useful tools, and two websites. I will explain more about that in the next paragraph.

So, What does Wealthy Affiliate Offer?

I was blown away by the amount of training, information, tools, and support Wealthy Affiliate offers its members. What I recommend is that you start out as a free member. As I mentioned before, you do not need to fill out any credit card details, just sign up and go. Immediately, you’ll have access to the following, which is all free:

  • Online Entrepreneur Certification, level 1 (10 lessons)
  • Affiliate Bootcamp, level 1 (10 lessons)
  • Video walk-throughs
  • 2 free websites on the SiteRubix website building platform
  • Website backup
  • A selection of amazing themes for your websites
  • Keyword research tool (30 searches)
  • Website manager and website builder
  • Site content, an easy to use content writing tool that includes templates. You can also create your own templates.


The free membership is perfect to get started and learn the ropes. If you’re an absolute newbie, you’ll learn plenty about affiliate marketing and managing websites. And if you already have experience, you can freshen up on new training and find at your disposal the above mentioned points.

You could also take the next step and become a Premium member which gives you more advantages:

  • Online Entrepreneur Certification, all levels (50 lessons)
  • Affiliate Bootcamp, all levels (70 lessons)
  • 10 websites
  • 1000’s of WordPress website themes
  • Live help
  • Fast and efficient site support
  • Website hosting
  • Live video classes
  • Live chat for assistance
  • Jaaxy keyword research tool: unlimited searches
  • Website backup

The price for being a Premium member is $49 US a month or $359 US per year. Website hosting alone anywhere else costs a lot more, so $49 a month is a great deal. To me it was a no-brainer, and after only a week of being a free member, I signed up for the Premium membership. In March 2021, I earned my 2-year membership badge, and I’m looking forward to more years.

Since November 2020, Wealthy Affiliate also offers an additional membership called Premium Plus, which includes many more powerful features.

Premium Plus offers 50 websites and many expert classes, + the use of Jaaxy Enterprise which is a more advanced version of the Jaaxy keyword tool.  Additionally, it provides a daily back up, hacking prevention, instant DNS, and much more. See below here for a full overview.

Wealthy Affiliate Premium Plus

The monthly membership for Premium Plus is $99 us. With the yearly membership of  $745 us, you’ll end up saving$443! Not a bad deal, is it?

Is Premium Plus for everyone? I think it’s an essential tool if you’re serious about affiliate marketing, but I understand that some like to spend less on their membership. The Premium membership at $49 a month also offers plenty of resources that an affiliate marketer needs. Premium Plus gives you a lot extra.

I signed up in March 2019, and in September 2019 my first earnings started coming in. There is no exact time frame for when you’ll start making your first commissions. It can take 6 months, a year, two years, it all depends on you.

Like all businesses, it depends on your dedication and work. Get-rich-quick schemes are … just schemes … they do not work and only take your cash. Wealthy Affiliate offers value for your money and it gives you a world of information and tools that will help you generate your own income. Isn’t that what most of us want? Work from home and have that financial freedom and time to spend with our families and loved ones?


A Great Community That Got Your Back

This is probably my favorite part of Wealthy Affiliate, the community. Wealthy Affiliate has a platform where you can ask questions (for example, your niche, keywords, SEO, training, feedback, and so on). Everyone is helpful and you’ll always find someone who is happy to help or answer your questions. It is reassuring to know that the community is available to help out. And it doesn’t end there. Kyle and Carson, the founders, are also very accessible. You can ask them directly if you have any questions and concerns.

On which online platform can you communicate directly with the founders? On very few, I would say. So, this is what makes Wealthy Affiliate a little different.


Back to School

The training is divided in different levels. Each level has ten lessons, and every lesson comes with an instructional video, screenshots, a written explanation, and an assignment. Basically, you build your website and you can start earning while you take the course.


I have been a teacher for sixteen years and I can recognize a good teacher. Kyle is a great instructor. He explains everything very well, and the lessons are structured and clear. I enjoyed taking the courses and learning all about what you need to succeed at affiliate marketing.

The Guys Behind the Scenes

You know the feeling when you’re calling some technical support and you’re asked to hold for 20 to 30 minutes, or even longer? Those support tickets that are created but do not always resolve the problem … and then you receive an email stating that your ticket is being closed. I’ve been there, I know the frustration 😉

One thing that impressed me greatly at Wealthy Affiliate is the online support. This is something that is included in the Premium member package.


If your website has an issue that you (or other members in the community) can’t solve, you can email Site Support. They always respond in less than five minutes and they find a solution right away. I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the best site support I’ve ever seen. They are fast, efficient, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. This is one aspect of Wealthy Affiliate that I definitely give a big 10.


Wealthy Affiliate Pros and Cons

This is what I found in the last six months that I’ve been a member.


  • Low membership price
  • Great community
  • Jaaxy research tool
  • Awesome site support team
  • Excellent training
  • Informative, weekly webinars
  • Great content writing tools
  • Honest platform, makes no false promises
  • No upsells (that’s a big one for me, I hate upsells)
  • Help is always available


  • With so much going on on the WA platform, it can sometimes be a little distracting.That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be overwhelming.

Conclusion + Special Bonus

All in all, if you’re looking into making money online or you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is the right platform for you. The pros heavily outweigh the one con.

By joining Wealthy Affiliate you become a part of an entrepreneurial community where a wealth of knowledge and experience is shared. You can learn, not only from the courses, but also from members who have made a living of Wealthy Affiliate and of course, you can learn from the founders, Kyle and Carson.

computerMy ranking of Wealthy Affiliate: 9/10





How to claim your bonus

When you join your free starter account, I am going to be offering the following bonuses if you decide to become a Premium member  within the first 7 days.

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19 us instead of $49)
(2) I will personally welcome you as a new member on Wealthy Affiliate. If there is anything you need, I am always here to help you out or point you in the right direction
(3) You will also have access to a free tutorial on internet marketing beginners.

If you have any questions or doubts, please let me know in the comments. And if you’d like to sign up for Wealthy Affiliate, I will personally welcome and guide you on your journey into affiliate marketing 🙂

46 thoughts on “Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit? Find Out Here

  1. This was a very informative article. I think this will really help people who are on the fence about joining Wealthy Affiliate, or are skeptical about wanting to start their own business. Joining Wealthy Affiliate was one of the best things I have ever done. it has really taught me a lot since I joined. It is a lot easier than some one would think. Thank you for writing this, I think it will really be helpful.

    1. Hi Hannah,

      Thank you for your comment. I also hope my review will help people who are a little skeptical about wanting to start their own online business or joining Wealthy Affiliate.

      And it’s great to find another member here 😉

  2. This is a great review of Wealthy Affiliate. I am a member myself and I can say that it is a good platform and definitely not a scam. The trainings are amazing and very well structured. It is absolutely great for a beginner blogger or an expert in online business. Wealthy affiliate really helped me to the level I am today.


  3. Having been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for the last 8 months, I must say that this program is 100% legit. I got into this program with zero knowledge in online business but now things are starting to look up. I have even made some money. Their training is top notch and in depth, and I like that the community there is always willing to help anyone stranded. Their membership plan is worth every penny. I’ll encourage anyone sitting on the fence to jump right in and experience what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. Great article!

    1. Hi Carol, I agree, the membership is worth every penny and the training is indeed top notch. 

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for your very in depth review on Wealthy Affiliate, I think you structured this review well and you described the pros and con in full detail…very helpful to someone who is just beginning to learn about it all. I am also very impressed with the site support and the amazing community here at WA. I have only been a member 3 months and still haven’t earned profit yet but your story inspires me and motivates me to keep working hard! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Sarah,  

      I’m glad that my story inspired you! 🙂 In three months you have already learned a lot, I’m sure. Stay motivated and keep working hard. It will all come in due time 🙂 

  5. My experience with WA was the same, a great one! Even if I decided to quit in the morning (never happen) I accomplished a lot so far. I have a website that I built myself, still a work in progress but it’s up and running and I’m the proud owner!!!!! and I’ve learned sooooo much.🤗

    I never felt pressured by upsales or anything. I agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle and Carson) are very honest with their claims. You get what you put into the program in terms of time and effort to follow the training and learn from the community that’s always there to help. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves then you’re already on your way to success.

    I must mention, one of my favorite features is site content, you mentioned it, with the writing templates, omg that really saves me time. Everyday I’m learning something new. People will recognize a great opportunity, I did.

  6. Hello Christine: Thumbs up, good write up. The founders of Wealthy Affiliate are two excellent men, who have started the platform with others at heart. Going through the training with Kyle it is like I am seeing his heart inside out. He wants people to succeed. 

    Right now, I wish I could change some bad apples that are amongst us spoiling the grapes. I am happy for you, learning that you have made money during your first six months.

     Do you believe that there are some people who are being fought against from the day they started to the day frustration takes them out?


    1. Hi Dorcas,

      That is so true, isn’t it? Kyle wants people to succeed, it is clear from his training videos. I hadn’t even thought of that. Thanks for bringing that up. 

      I’m not sure if I understood your question correctly ;-), but I believe that frustration takes people out unless they change their attitude or their pespective and they do not allow frustration or negativity to run their lives.

  7. An honest review indeed. I’m also a beginner at WA and in the industry and I’ll say I’m really having a great time. Learning at my own pace and so far I’ve absorbed so much information which translated into knowledge and skills. Kyle and Carson are great leaders who have placed people at the centre of everything, and we have a great community space filled with kind and always ready to help kind of people. Thank you for an honest review, I can attest to the fact that you are not exaggerating at all.

  8. Yes you are right on spot with this review of wealthy affiliate and I can only say that joining wealthy Affiliate has been the best decision of my life. So awesome of a platform. It is extensive in the training they provide and the support gotten on the platform is simply huge. The website hosting and the keyword research tool. Everything about wealthy affiliate is amazing and I have inlybgood things to say about them since I have joined. Thanks

  9. Nice review here and I must say,very very indept. If there was anything better called a legit platform then it should be wealthy affiliate because I am a part of it and I have seen so many people who can boldly say that they are also earning as well. When I first heard of the platform, I thought it was a scam but it’s not. The help I got when I joined was awesome. Like you, I’d recommend the platform anytime any day. Thanks.

  10. Wealthy affiliate is the home for anyone who wishes to make exploit in affiliate marketing. The platform is awesome and joining it is immense. I really wish that everyone can get to read this your detailed review about them. To be honest, I must say that wealthy affiliate has got everyone covered. Even the training is very easy to understand and when I knew I have gotten to my promise land was when I created the website within 2minutes. That is huge. Thanks for the review

    1. Hello, true, they do have everyone and everything covered. And the training is indeed easy to understand, helping you create a website within 2 minutes. It is an awesome platform.

  11. Many people have their own different opinion on the platform but one thing I know is that wealthy affiliate is not a scam and people are really making good money on it. I just joined and I am still taking training but it’s been very good. Your review is very good and unbiased. Nice one!

    1. Thank you! And congratulations for joining 🙂 

      Enjoy your training, and wishing you all the best on your journey 🙂

  12. Thanks for raising up this issue. Wealthy Affilite has been talk of the town and has been under scrutiny as its  the best affiliate marketing training platform. 

    From my own experience I can say that Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely legit. I have been with them for 8 months. Before joining them I never knew anything about building a website or earning genuine online income through affiliate marketing. In this 8 months I have created my own website, written a good ammount of conent, and have learnt so much exciting stuff that in near future I see myself earning a full time online income.

    So yes WA is legit and anyone with serious online income goals should use this great platform.

    1. Hi Nick, thanks for visiting 🙂 It’s probably true, Wealthy Affiliate has got to be the best affiliate marketing platform. It is a great place to learn. 

  13. Awesome article! I love how thorough and informative it is! There are so many scams out there. I love WA. I got started for free, to see if I liked it, and I love writing so I was hooked! I cannot even tell you how excellent and EASY the training is to understand and follow.

     The price for membership is highly reasonable considering how many websites you can have, top notch training, and they host your website and if you have a problem with it, there is also Site Support, and it does not take days for them to get back to you, they do it pretty quickly! I have been with them for 3 months now, and it is by far the best platform for beginners and novice alike.

     I am looking forward to the future and I am so proud of my website. It is not a get rich quick thing and they even tell you this. That is honest and upfront. They have been around for 15 years and they will be around for years to come! If you love writing, if you want to learn about internet marketing and blogging and web development, this is the place for you! Thanks for this article and I look forward to reading more!!

    1. Hi Kay,

      it’s great to meet you here 🙂 Like you, I’m also looking forward to the future and I am proud of my websites and what I have already accomplished. Much success to you!

  14. I have been a member of WA since 2018 April and no doubt that the site is no scam and what they teach you is how to make money by helping people. I doubt anything surpasses that. The premium payment is what I though too high when I couldn’t afford it and left the platform, almost a year down the line I found myself in need of all the tools the site offers in order to be successful with a new site I was launching and all those tools separately would cost me over 300$ per month when I could get it all at 49$ at WA. I’ve used the training I learnt at WA and do make money every month from it, I’m not yet as rich but I’m definitely way better than I used to be. WA is most legit.

  15. As a premium member at Wealthy Affiliate I would like to endorse the platform. Wealthy Affiliate is a perfect place for you to be if online marketing is new to you. Kyle, Carson and Jay have done a wonderful job on teaching all the basics of SEO that I who is pretty slow with all the techy stuff understands the material. The weekly live training from Jay is amazing as well because I get to learn the latest trick and updates in the affiliate marketing world. The community is the best as everyone is super supportive and wants you to be successful. I guess just give it a try, what is there to lose? All you need is just your name and email! No credit card information needed. Then take it from there 🙂

    1. Hello,

      I wholeheartedly agree. They have done an incredible job with the training. And signing up is free! Go for it, I’d say 🙂

  16. I have been a member of WA since 2016.  I have seen quite a few articles on the WA program.  Your article is one of the best.  You have asked a very direct question and then answered it in a complete, orderly, understandable fashion.  You don’t make any outlandish claims in fact stressing that WA is not a “get rich quick” scheme.  I also enjoy your emphasis on the educational component of the program which to me is most important.  Thanks for this article.  its a great overview of the WA program.

    1. Hi Anastzja,

      Thank you for your comment! You’ve been a member since 2016? Wow, that’s great 🙂 I’m sure you have a lot of tips and knowledge to share about affiliate marketing 😉

  17. Hello Christine!

    Thanks for making the WA review! Of course it is not a scam, and I am also glad to have found Wealthy Affiliate, especially that I came across it after visiting some scam sites too. Today it is exactly one month since I joined, and in the meanwhile I went Premium, opened a website, wrote articles & received comments, got to the 3rd level training, grew my network of friends… and more! And there is still more to come.

    I agree with you also about the friendly community, the need to work over the time for having results… And congratulations for having begun to make money!

    In brief, this is a good platform for us, and we have to stay put & work for succeeding!

    Good luck and best regards,


    1. Hi Peter,

      I’m happy you’re doing so well. WA is indeed a wonderful platform. I’m also very glad to have found it 🙂

  18. Hello, thanks for this great message or article about Wealthy Affiliate of being whether legit or a scam but for me before I go further, let me give my opinion about wealthy affiliate being legit or a scam. according to me, it is legit because first of all it helped me to get rid of those other fake platforms and since I became a member I have been enjoying the fruits of wealthy affiliate. And in conclusion, I rank wealthy affiliate 10/10 because it is working for me. Thanks, for this great article. 

  19. Another review of Wealthy Affiliate! I love this program! If it weren’t for people like you I would have never discovered it. The training is genuinely helpful, and the community support is awesome! I have wasted so much money on scams and false promises. Finding WA is one of the best things to ever happen. I stayed free as long as I wanted, then when I saw how beneficial it is, I joined as a Premium member. I can’t stress enough how the training and Site Support are worth the whole price easily, but there is so much more. I don’t think I sound as sincere as I actually am. Now the question is where did these italics come from? Anyway, you can’t go wrong with Wealthy Affiliate! (Sorry about the italics).

    1. Hi there,

      Great to find another Wealthy Affiliate member here! The training and site support are indeed worth the price, I completely agree. 

      Thank you for your comment!

  20. hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. When talking about making money online genuinely the first thing that pops up in my head is wealthy affiliate. It is so great what I got as a free member and then superb when I upgraded to premium.

  21. hi Christine , I found your article very useful and informative. Wealthy Affiliate is 100% legit  platform .It’s not get rich quick scheme. Wealthy Affiliate is the platform for affiliate marketers, business owners  etc. The founder of Wealthy Affiliate are two genius people Kyle and Carson .Wealthy affiliate got a huge network  and training platform  .Entrepreneur  training  is very good and in depth .

    Thanks for sharing wealthy affiliate review.

  22. Christine,

    I thought this review was well thought out. Being a writer like yourself, I can see how that would be instrumental to building an affiliate marketing business online. Here’s the case where a formal education can’t help. But being taught and trained by those who have already had and continue to have success in affiliate marketing is the keystone to learning and earning in this business.

    Wonderful review,


    1. Hello JR,

      Very true, being taught and trained by the ones who have already had experience and success in affiliate marketing is the best way to learn. 

      Thanks for visiting!

  23. Hello Christine,

    I am already an established affiliate marketer and I can assure anyone reading this comment that you can turn this into a very profitable side hustle or primary business, whichever you decide. The only thing is that you do have to put in a solid effort to get it going, but once it starts making consistent income you can ease up if you wish but never stop growing it.

    I have heard many great things about Wealthy Affiliate and my girlfriend is looking to start up an affiliate marketing business in the niche of cosmetics for women of color. I was going to show her the ropes so to speak but I feel she would learn more if she joined Wealthy Affiliate. What is the “Live Video Classes” mentioned in that graphic above all about?

    Also, is there a time limit on how long she could remain a free member? Obviously in order for her to advance to more training levels she would need to upgrade. She has some pressing family issues to take care of, but if she were to take let us say a month to complete the first 10 lessons, can she still upgrade?.Thank you Christine for this post and reply.

    1. Hi Robert, 

      I agree that this can indeed be turned into a profitable side or main business, as long as you put in the effort. Those are some great questions you asked here. 

      The live video classes are webinars that are hosted every Friday. If any Premium member misses these classes, he or she can always watch them later at their own time. Every webinar is recorded and available on the Wealthy Affiliate website. There is a plethora of webinars on all kinds of topics, website building, SEO, niches, affiliate marketing, and so on. At the end of each webinar there is a live question and answer session. These live video classes are very informative and worth watching. 

      Your girlfriend can remain a free member for as long as she likes. When she feels ready or the time is right for her, she can always upgrade to a Premium membership. There´s no pressure. There are many members who have free accounts. 

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