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Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project Review

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PRODUCT NAME:  Wealthy Affiliate University, an open education project
Overall Ranking: 96 out of 100 – LEGITIMATE ONLINE OPPORTUNITY
Price:  0$ for Starter Membership – Yes, FREE  /  
Premium Membership $47 per month  (Join Here for FREE)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an open education project which teaches members how to design websites which generate a full-time income while at home.  WA aims to help members learn about affiliate marketing and show them ways to help others do the same.  WA has been around for over ten years and most programs of this type do not last more than a couple years, because they do not offer the legitimacy and quality that is offered at WA.   The founders, Kyle and Carson, are still as active as they were a decade ago.


WA is more of a service and community and not so much a product.   The community at WA is second to none and something that the community prides itself on.  One of the features about the WA community is that there is a strict policy against spam, so if you are a spammer, you are not going to be welcome within the community.  On the other hand, if you are wishing to discover ways to earn money online and network with fellow online entrepreneurs and help others do the same then WA will be your new home.



  • It is free to join.
  • You will not be asked for a credit card unless you decide to go premium.
  • You get two free websites plus training
  • Massive community is the best you will find anywhere – very active and very helpful
  • Owners (Kyle & Carson) are very visible and always ready to lend a hand
  • You decide what your niche (topic) for your website will be. You choose your own ideas.
  • Technical support is very responsive
  • In addition to the two free websites with a free starter membership, you can create a number of blogs on related topics
  • Has an excellent reputation in the affiliate marketing world
  • You can cancel at anytime — no contracts
  • It is 100% online, no phone calls are ever needed
  • You do not need any prior experience.
  • You use WordPress for your websites which is the most common web building platform out there, not to mention the easiest.


  • This may be just me, but I think the name “Wealthy Affiliate” may lead to people think that it is a scam, but it definitely is not.
  • There is one upsale, but only one, unlike other similar training programs which have many upsells.   Jaaxy Pro/Enterprise is the one upsale there will be with Wealthy Affiliate. However, it is still your choice.


Wealthy Affiliate is for anyone who wishes to no longer work the traditional job.  This could be for someone who wants to stay home to care for family members.  This is my situation which you can read here.   WA could be for someone who lost their job due to budget cuts, downsizing, etc. WA is for someone who may be looking for a change in their life.  This could be a supplemental income to help make ends meet.

As one of the pros listed, you do not need any prior experience.  You can join with no experience in website building or affiliate marketing.  However, that being said, I do think it helps to have some computer skills, because some of the areas covered in the training assume you already know certain things about computers and the Internet.


The training is massive.  There are lots of training and videos created by Kyle, one of the co-founders, to help guide you step-by-step.  There is written documentation with a video to supplement the written portion.  In addition to the training created by Kyle, there are many members who have created their own training to help you along the way.  So, there is never an issue with someone saying, “I need more training!” Because there is a multitude of training.

As far as the tools, there is a built-in Keyword Tool which helps with SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  This tool is used to generate keyword phrases which you can use in your blog posts to increase Google ranking.  If you are not satisfied with the built-in Keyword Tool, you can get the upsale – Jaaxy which also allows you to try it for free without a credit card.


The technical support is very timely and very helpful.  I think you would be unable to find technical support better than what you get at WA.  Plus, when you are stuck with an issue,  it is simple to post a question to the community and you will get a quick response.


Wealthy Affiliate is free to join.  You pay $0 to be a starter member.  You will not find that anywhere else.  If you decide to go premium in the first week (7 days) you will pay $19 for the first month and then $47 each month after that.  You can cancel anytime because there is no contact. There is also an option to pay yearly which will make your monthly cost $29 per month.  Refer to the above chart for additional cost information.



My final opinion is that Wealthy Affiliate is completely legitimate and is my #1 RECOMMENDATION.

Getting Started is easy and will lead to greater revenue.

If you choose to promote WA as your niche, and you go through what is known as the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp, your financial success will come quicker and most likely be a larger return on your investment.

How to Claim Your Bonus…

When you join your FREE Starter Account, 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).  When you create your account at WA, I will be contacting you on your profile with my introduction and some more information about WA and how to get help from me. Be sure to ask about how to claim your bonus!

WA is Legit!

If you need a reasons, check out my post on Getting Started with Wealthy Affiliate.


Please leave feel to leave comments below and I will respond shortly.

Please refer to my Affiliate Disclaimer.

Steph Hill

Greetings! It is a pleasure to meet you. My name is Stephanie and the aim of this website is to help newcomers to the field of internet marketing by providing free easy-to-follow tutorials, product reviews and resources. I hope you find the information useful and down-to-earth. My background is in librarianship, technical writing, special education, software training and web design. Please leave a comment with your questions and I will be happy to answer them.

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44 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project Review

  1. A really great and informative article on arguably the best affiliate program on the internet which has really stood the test of time, having been around now for almost 12 years. The program called Wealthy Affiliate, which I joined a year ago, is truly an honest and value packed tutorial program that teaches you all you need to know about setting up a successful online business through developing your custom made niche website using WA’s excellent tutorials and support from the business owners and fellow WA members. Thanks to WA I now have a website that has a 1st page ranking on Google and is starting to earn me an income.

    1. Hi James:

      Pleasure to hear from you and yes, I agree that Wealthy Affiliate has stood the test of time, being around for nearly 12 years. I joined about a year and a half ago, not much longer than you did and like you, I am now earning money via the Internet and through my websites. The training is spectacular and I like that veteran members are also able to create training on WA as well. I know have created 63 tutorials on WA and what is nice, WA will compensate you financially for your tutorials.

      Congrats on being on the first page of Google. That is great news!


  2. Hi Steph,
    I generally I’m one of the members of wealthy affiliate, and I don’t see any Cons.
    It’s a great community with great people that love to help and share their knowledge.
    You explained everything in this post that needs to know.
    Keep up with the wonderful job you are doing.

    1. Thank you very much Efi. And yes, Wealthy Affiliate is a great community with some awesome people who will stop at nothing to help out. I am glad you are a member as well. Thanks again!

  3. This program is one of the best in the industry for sure.

    If anyone is watching this post, take advantage of what Stephanie says.


  4. Dear Steph, your website is very useful and inspiring for all Wealthy Affiliate (WA) newcomers. It helps very much to understand internet marketing, provides easy-to-follow tutorials and product reviews. The information is very useful .

    1. Hi Larysa:

      Thanks for stopping today and commenting. I have tried to make these tutorials useful to anyone who is trying to start an affiliate marketing business, whether or not they choose Wealthy Affiliate. But yes, of course, they can be very useful for the newbie WA or any program of their choosing, but I do recommend WA over others.


  5. Hi Steph,
    Thank you so much for your website, i have been frustrated trying to earn money online for quite some time. There are a lot of scams and non legit programs and sites out there. Wealthy Affiliate looks brilliant though.
    Thanks again

    1. Hi Chris:

      To use the term brilliant to describe Wealthy Affiliate would be accurate. Getting caught up in scams is definitely something that many of us are all to familiar with. When family circumstances occurred through the loss of my father, I first wanted to learn about how to make money online, I too joined a scam called Excel Cash Flow and was discouraged. But, I did not give up and went on to find a legitimate platform and I am still with them today – Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for checking out my review.

  6. Hi Steph,

    Thanks for the tip on Wealthy Affiliate, it seems like these guys are really doing some good work.

    I have tried a few different schemes, but it always felt like there was something being held back because I was never quite successful, and usually had more questions than answers!

    I think it is important to start off with a mind to building a business over time. There is no such thing as a “Get Rich Quick” scheme that works, except for the guys selling it! What do you think?

    Thanks for the recommendation, I am going to get started with Wealthy Affiliate and give it all she’s got!


  7. Wow! Talk about someone that just “gets it!” You did such a phenomenal job with your website and providing such a well thought out and comprehensive set of reviews that including a recommendation that I can attest is number 1 with good reason.

    I joined Wealthy Affiliate nearly two years ago and it quite literally changed my life. By following simple, easy-to-follow and understand instructions, blueprint, and all the tools and resources I needed to get started with a LEGITIMATE online business, I finally found success!

    I now run a full-time living and income online because of the website I started with and built through WA and I am forever grateful. The sky is truly the limit and it is one of those very rare programs that literally delivers what it says without all the upsells and nonsense. No fluff. Just the tools to take action and start a real legitimate business online.

    Excellent review and I wish you nothing but all the best and much success moving forward. I have never created a website promoting WA because I am in a different niche. I receive nothing for endorsing it but do so proudly because it has helped me so much. So, if any newcomers are here and reading this review and comment, just pull the trigger and sign up for free because there is literally nothing to lose and this is the last stop you will need to make to finally earn a real income, online.

    1. Hi Howie:

      Thank you for the wonderful endorsement of Wealthy Affiliate. It is definitely worth a try. I will grant you, working online is not for everyone. For example, if your home life is too chaotic and you have nowhere in your house or living quarters that you can designate as a quiet office space to work or if your family members or roommates are not going to allow you to work in peace, than it will not work for you. If, however, you can make it work, it is the best decision one can make for themselves. Also, I will not mislead anyone into thinking this is a get rich quick scheme, because it is not and honestly, there is no such thing. If any program tries to sell you on that idea, it is a scam, much like the scams I have written on my website to include Excel Cash Flow which was a company I first tried when I knew I needed to make a change in my life, but it was a TOTAL scam. Then, I came across Wealthy Affiliate and after doing research on it, I signed up and never looked back. Affiliate marketing is an honest and reputable way to earn a full-time living, but it will take time, commitment and energy.

      Thank you again Howie for your honest appraisal of Wealthy Affiliate.


  8. Thank you Stephanie,

    This is an information rich environment and I have learned a lot and fully intend to keep this site as a reference source.

    1. Hi Ron:

      Thank you for checking out my review of Wealthy Affiliate. Let me know if you have any questions. I have many tutorials on Wealthy Affiliate that are aimed for the NooB (newbie) in the industry. I began my affiliate marketing business five months ago and it is worth looking into if you want to earn a living online.


  9. First of all I congratulate you for this informative review about Wealthy Affiliate . I t is going to be two months I joined Wealthy Affiliate.
    So when I went through the review I could feel the truthfulness of your review I have yet to write a content with intent . I will be writing it shortly .

    1. Hi Anjana:

      I am glad you enjoyed my review of Wealthy Affiliate. I have always put forth great strides in being as honest as I can in my reviews. That is one of the hallmarks I have attempted to achieve with my website. I hope you can the time to check out some of other articles I have here, because I think you will be able to feel the truthfulness in all of my reviews and articles. Let me know if you need any other help.


  10. HI this is a really informative site, well done. I never even knew about the SERP tool, I have only been on WA for 1 week now but im learning slowing and surely. Fair play to you on your website, good rankings too. Seams like years before I get to that stage!!

  11. Thank you for your review of Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project. This sounds like a wonderful program to in which I can promote things that I have a passion for. I want to learn about affiliate marketing and how to do effective search engine optimization, so thank you for those pages. I was also interested in knowing more about different ways to host my websites and your reviews of Miss Hosting and NameCheap and BlueHost really helped me out. I learned so much from visiting this site. I will definitely be back to read more.

    1. Hi Marshall:

      Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I am thrilled you learned as much as you did. There are many different options out there for web hosting, such as NameCheap, BlueHost and Miss Hosting. However, I think you definitely should consider Wealthy Affiliate as an option too. Let me know if I can help you further. Have a wonderful day!


  12. Hi Stephanie, I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I am so glad I joined. As of this date, I have been a member for about 3 1/2 months. I find the training very thorough. My only trouble is staying focused on the training. There is so much valuable information outside of the training and I enjoy the community so I get distracted. I started with the Affiliate Bootcamp training so my first website is designed to promote Wealthy Affiliate which I happily do. The program has been a blessing to me. It has been an entirely positive experience and I appreciate being a part of it. I hope many others find their way to WA through your website. They will be very fortunate they did. Gina

    1. Gina:
      Thank you so much stopping today and leaving your wonderful comment regarding Wealthy Affiliate. I have been a member a little less than you, but I completely agree with everything you say about WA. I enjoy going through the Affiliate Bootcamp too and learn the different ways of making money through affiliate marketing. I hope too that people will find their way to WA through my website.

      Have a wonderful day and please come back again.


  13. I heard great things about Wealthy Affiliate. Is it really free? I did some research and I couldn’t find one bad review about Wealthy Affiliate. I have been scammed too many times when trying to learn how to build a website in order to make money online and wasted a ton of my hard-earned money. You created a very helpful website. Look at all the information! Thanks to you, I am going to join! Will I see you there?

    1. Hi Deidre:

      Thank you for leaving a comment and I am glad you found the site helpful. Wealthy Affiliate is free to join. There is a premium membership but you can still access much training with just a free membership. You can build a website (actually two) under your free membership and learn keyword research through Jaaxy and the Keyword tool within WA and the basics of search engine optimization. Wealthy Affiliate teaches us how to create an online affiliate marketing business. It is for those who wish to replace the traditional job. Thank you for visiting. Please come again.


  14. I really like you review on WA. I myself am a recent member and let me tell you they are far different then many of the other so called make money programs.

    They have so much knowledge and information on how to really be successful on line they are fantastic.

    1. Hi Loleta:

      I am glad to know you are a recent member of Wealthy Affiliate and found them to be far different than the many so-called money making programs. Wealthy Affiliate has a reputation for being honest and trust-worthy. The owners, Kyle and Carson, are always available and ready to help anyone in need of assistance. Thank you for reading my review of Wealthy Affiliate. Please come back anytime and visit as this site will be updated on a regular basis.


  15. Hi Steph, I recently received the advice to now also enter the bootcamp to promote WA. Your article helps me making this decision a lot easier. Cheers, Jerry

    1. Hi Jerry:

      Thank you for your comment. I am glad I inspired you to move forward with your Wealthy Affiliate adventures. Let me know how everything works out and please come back soon and check out my growing website.


  16. Very interesting review on WA,I have recently joined the program and i think its got to be the best platform to use in the world with everything in one place,
    Great review i will be sure to bookmark it.

    1. Hi Simon:

      Thank you for leaving a comment on my site today regarding Wealthy Affiliate. I have seen so many scams and I can say for certainly that Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate online opportunity. I am glad to hear you will be bookmarking it. Have an awesome day. Come back and visit soon.


    1. Hi Shane.

      I am glad to hear you have recently joined Wealthy affiliate. I hope you finding that the training and the community are well worth your time and monthly fee. Please stop back any time.


  17. Hi Stephanie
    as a fellow WA member, I can attest to its wealth of knowledge and resources. There is always someone to answer your questions and the training does make it easy to create a site. If one is resourceful, one can do their own research too and move forward quite fast. And have a wonderful website. 🙂

    1. Hi Emily:

      Thank you for the testament to your own knowledge and experience with Wealthy Affiliate. You are correct in that there is always someone willing and able to help you when you are stumped on an issue. The community at WA is second to none. Thank you for visiting.


  18. Stephanie,

    What a great article, I have always been gun shy when it comes to learning how to develop websites. You article has given me a piece of mind that I can do it.

    Thank you,


    1. Hi Adam:

      Thank you leaving a comment. I am glad I was able to help alleviate some initial anxiety over creating websites. Keep me posted on how everything turns out.


  19. Nice review Steph

    The Wealthy Affiliate certainly looks like the place to go to for a proper education in online marketing

    1. Hi Alan:

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a such a kind comment. It means a lot coming from someone with your expertise in the field.


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