What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what -read first!

So I have been a Wealthy Affiliate member now for quite a while, so I can speak from personal experience and not just some re-hashed information on the internet.

When I first joined the Wealthy Affiliate platform, I came in as a free member. I got right into the training, and I was directed to set up a website (WordPress), pick a website name, and start building content. All for free. That’s pretty exciting, considering any of the other “programs” I found to help me with learning how to affiliate market charged a lot of money monthly, and I really didn’t feel I got a lot of value for the money.

Cost of the program

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what

As I mentioned, when I signed up, I was offered their free membership. I was not coaxed or forced to upgrade to a paid membership. I could have continued on with the free membership, but I personally wanted and needed what was only offered on the Premium (paid) platform.

The great thing is when I did go to sign-up, I was given a month at a rate of $19.99 before I went to the full monthly rate of $49.99. I thought that was pretty great, and now that I’m a Premium member and taking full advantage of all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer, I will remain a Premium member for as long as I am running this business. I don’t feel like the $49.99 is even a lot of money compared with all I am getting for that money.  This program is making me money, not costing me money.

Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what

The answer is a big huge resounding NO! It is NOT A SCAM! It is far from it. Here is all you get with your Wealthy Affiliate membership. Remember, you can sign up for free and really give it a try before you spend one dime.  You can stay a free member forever.  You do not have to upgrade to maintain your websites.  They do not even ask for your credit card or debit card information unless you want to be a Premium member.

So give it a try, take a look around, do the free training, get your free websites. It is all there for you if you want it. The trainings are amazing, absolutely amazing, and once you become a premium member, you have access to all the other members who also provide training on every subject under the sun when it comes to affiliate marketing. It is actually very impressive.

What is included with membership

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what

So I’m going to list here some of the many benefits of the Wealthy Affiliate membership. You can sign up for a free account, and it is not a trial. It is a legitimate free account that you can keep for as long as you want. You can build free websites and keep them for as long as you like also.  It is that simple.

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what


However, in order to access the full array of benefits from Wealthy Affiliate, my recommendation is that once you have really given it a try, go ahead and upgrade to a Premium Member to get all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer you and your business.

1. HELP CHOOSING YOUR NICHE – Your niche is the subject of your website. For example, you could have a broad niche like BAKING, or you could have a specific niche like PERFECT PUMPKIN PIES. Seriously, there are millions of niches out there, broad and specific, and you are not even limited by your imagination because the Wealthy Affiliate tools help you choose the perfect niche.

2. HELP BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE – This is key because how you set up your site, how you optimize it, will determine your success online when it comes to getting people to visit your site and ultimately to buy from it. WordPress offers thousands of free themes, and you can choose from them right inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform. It really is a one-stop shop for your business!

3. STRATEGIES TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE – Wow, this is critical. What is the point of setting up a great website if nobody is visiting it. Wealthy Affiliate has proven techniques and the tools to use to optimize your site for maximum traffic.

4. TRAINING ON AFFILIATE MARKETING – So the training is unbelievable. You get all the start-up training with the free membership, but the Premium members have access to all of the training. There is so much training, you won’t be able to get through it all, but it is categorized for your ease in finding instructions and suggestions, tips and tricks, for every question you might have.

5. THE JAAXY KEYWORD TOOL – This is where it gets really exciting. The Jaaxy tool is a game changer when it comes to affiliate marketing and search engine optimization. I have written several articles about the Jaaxy tool. You can read one here: JAAXY ARTICLE  I would never want to run this business without the Jaaxy tool. It is an integral part of my business now and has brought me great success in choosing post titles and keywords.

6. SUPPORT FROM THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMMUNITY – This is one of the biggest benefits of joining Wealthy Affiliate – the other members!  From newbies to seasoned pros making big bucks, there are people writing about everything you can imagine.  It is so wonderful to see everyone’s websites and all the interesting things people blog about on their affiliate sites.  You are not alone, and the Wealthy Affiliate creators are very active in the community as well!

If you have any questions or issues, the Wealthy Affiliate Community is there for you.  There is a 24-hour chat, and the other members will chime in and help you figure things out.  It really is wonderful!

Is the free program really free

As I mentioned above, yes, the free program is 100% free, and you can be a free member as long as you like, taking full advantage of the tools of Wealthy Affiliate, but you are limited.

The limitations are in the training, mostly. You will get all the start-up training, you’ll learn how to build your website – it really is great and all free, but it’s the advanced training that requires the Premium membership. Jaaxy also offers an upgrade, but the pro is only $19.99 and well worth the money. I mean, I’m telling you I would never run this business without Jaaxy, so for less than $1.00 a day, you bet it’s worth it.  (Read about the Jaaxy tool  from the link under number 5. above.)

The Wealthy Affiliate program is 100% free for as long as you want to maintain the free membership.  Your websites are free also.  However, I was offered an upgrade to Premium for $19.99 for the first month and then $49.99 monthly after that.  Please no

te that there are actually ways inside Wealthy Affiliate for you to earn back your monthly fee.  There are so many ways to make money, you won’t even care about the $49.99.


I highly recommend the Wealthy Affiliate program, and it is NOT a scam. It is an absolutely amazing platform you can try for free with no credit card or debit card info required, so what on earth do you have to lose? You will get to try the entire program without coming out-of-pocket one dime, and then you can determine if you want to upgrade if you are getting the same value out of it that I did.

Here’s article that will give you the link to sign up for the free membership:   SIGN UP FOR WEALTHY AFFILIATE FREE

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what

Comments always welcome

What is the wealthy affiliate about a scam or what

Please feel free to leave me a comment, a question (or two), or your experience. I also want to mention if you do take advantage of the free membership for Wealthy Affiliate, please look me up once you get inside. I am a Premium member, and I’m very active on the platform, so definitely stop by, follow me, and say hello (my username inside is BabsieRocks).

I am always here if you need anything. You can email me at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com or leave a comment on any of my posts on this website.

Be sure to subscribe. You will want to get notification of any new articles so you can keep abreast of what’s new. Good luck!




Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!


  1. Being a part of Wealthy Affiliates has given me a bit of affirmation that not only can I achieve success, but it has quelled my stagnation. Not going into my life story but I have tried guru’s and run of the mill advice on the net. WA has some pretty sweet tools to get the darn job done too. *Thumbs up*

  2. I just want to ask, you keep emphasizing that it’s free but you also mentioned that it has a premium membership fee. Do you mind going more in-depth about what is limited, other than the training? For example, will the help offered to free members be the same as premium members?

    Also, you said that ‘The Wealthy Affiliate program is 100% free for as long as you want to maintain the free membership’, does it mean that if I upgrade my account to premium, I am stuck with the premium membership and cannot cancel it anymore? Are we given the option to delete our accounts? Also, what will happen to all the work that we had done?

  3. I love your wealthy affiliate review. Your article is very helpful, unbiased, and honest. There are people that review products without evening tying out the products. This makes your review much more genuine. I also got started with wealthy affiliate after I signed up for their free account. I almost immediately upgraded to the premium account because after a week of going through their training, I felt it has everything I need to be successful. I am glad I did.  It’s truly a great training platform for people that want to learn how to build a successful business online with their website. Your article is one of the most informative article I read today. I 100 agree with you that wealthy affiliate is not a scam.In fact, they don’t promise anything but a training platform to help you succeed. Thank You so much for sharing.

  4. Hi Babs,

    I am also a Wealthy Affiliate member and like you I love it! I was amazed we could sign up for free and no credit card info was required! That is very rare and I have never seen a site like this before. I spent years trying other programs and Wealthy Affiliate is truly a breath of fresh air! It is honest, useful, gives us what it promises (the training and ability to create a website business and all the support we need) and we aren’t forced to fork over more and more money!

    The Site Support is also amazing! I could not believe the first time I had a problem and asked Site Support for help. They fixed my technical issue in 2 minutes! Amazing! A business would pay a massive amount of money to have on-call 24/7 IT Support and most small businesses couldn’t afford this level of IT service. 

    I love Wealthy Affiliate and will be starting my 3rd website here soon. 


  5. I also don’t considered wealthy affiliate as a scan because it is a internet marketing learning platform that provides step by step training and tools to build a website and make money from that website if you follow the training and take action then traffic will come to your website and wants traffic start coming to a website you have the opportunity to make money out of that website so wealthy affiliate is not a scam.  They are keep improving each and every month with new updates.Thanks for sharing your experience with wealthy affiliate. I think itis a good platform for people who are looking for an opportunity to learn how to make money online.

  6. Hey,After reading your article about the keyword search I browsed a bit more through your website and came across this post.I have to say that I agree with you on so many things. On my quest to find a good program that teaches how to make money online, I have ended up in quite a few schemes that just take your money without giving anything in return.

    It is just ridiculous how many scams there are.I just signed up for the free membership at Wealthy Affiliate and it already looks so much better than anything I have used so far! I just love that you can sign up for free and look around before you even give your credit card info!I really hope that this is finally the real deal and that I can start to make money online soon.

    Are there any other tips you can give me to have a good start with this?

    Thank you for your article about Wealthy Affiliate.Cheers


    1. Bookmark this site.  I go into a lot of detail on how to run this business, including the business side, so check back or subscribe so you get notifications when I make a new post.

  7. I am totally addicted to my premium Wealthy Affiliate membership and if anyone is looking for a real legitimate way to make money online, WA is definitely the way.

    WA has this real cool feature called SiteComments where WA members exchange comments for their websites to create a buzz of interaction that makes it great for ranking well in Search Engines and it works fantastic.

    I don’t think you can find anything like this technology anywhere on the web and with everything else I get with WA, I am very satisfied with my WA membership.

    Listen to Babs, she’s a smart lady and she will be your mentor when you give WA a try.

  8. This is a nice and accurate review of wealthy affiliate.

    While there are limitations on the free account, I know that it really is FREE if the member wants to remain free.

    But you made a good point of it being free.

  9. This is something sooooo many newbies should at least attempt considering there are a lot getting scammed in this day and age. It is the digital age and scammers are making a fortune lying to people that they can become rich overnight when this is simply not the case. It’s good to see that Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t push this mentality onto people, rather just offer you an opportunity to live life on your terms and I think that is absolutely amazing. Cheers!

  10. Hi Babs,

    Your post is great, it is a good support for the beginners. It is well explained the advantage of Wealthy Affiliate. As it is a free program there is nothing to lose when start there. With the lessons offered for free anyone is able to build the niche that have been selected, and continue for free as long as any want.

    The Jaaxy tool is extreme useful to select the correct keywords for our niche, with a lot of data about each word we look for, also the recommendation about which is the best.

    For me Wealthy Affiliate is a very important school, I am living my third month there, no earns but a lot learned. Thank you for this post 😉

  11. Thanks for this nice review. I have been looking to make money online but I have been scammed so many times that I am very skeptical. I think you convince me to sign up with Wealthy Affiliate. The fact that it is Free, I really don’t have anything to lose, I see that they don’t even require a credit card! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate is so beneficial. I’ve been premium for several months and I have learned so much in such a small amount of time. I can’t recommend it more, and I’m really glad to see that a lot of other people are getting results as well.

    Thanks for taking the time to show people why it’s such an excellent program. We need more successful people in the world, and WA is one of the best ways to go about making it happen.

  13. I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate when I was doing some research for another internet coaching platform. It was between Wealthy Affiliate and the other one. However, the other platform is so pricey, Just to sign up I have to spend $3,959 just to see the training videos and there are many upsells after. Meanwhile, WA offered an unlimited trial where I can access the starter training classes and can build 2 website for free. Plus, WA only asked my email, no cc information whatsover. No brainer right? I started the free Starter Plan right away and became a premium within the same week.

    I find all the classes to be very useful and up to date. WA does not promise me the “GET RICH QUICK” scheme, I just love the honesty. It is my 6th month in and I am still learning but hey I have a professional looking website thanks to WA.

    1. Yeah, they rock!  Seriously.  I upgraded to Premium within my first seven days, too!  It was too good to pass up the $19 first month offer.  – Babs

  14. I wholeheartedly agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a NOT a scam! I’ve been using the platform to manage my websites for over a year now and it has made my life so much easier. I think it adds tremendous value even for someone who really isn’t interested in affiliate marketing. It has all-in-one functionality for domain registration and hosting, keyword research, content creation, SEO, and so much more!

    1. You’re right, Tucker.  Even someone who just wants to run a blog could do the free program and have hosting and support and a beautiful WordPress website with a choice of themes for free.  The service they offer is second to none.  – Babs

  15. Hey Babs,

    A nice and well written Wealthy Affiliate Review.  One of the major highlights of WA is its live Webinars at every weekend,  On contrary to other webinars, it’s really incredible that WA provides all of us these training without any extra cost and without any upsell.

    Overall, the training alone is the worth what WA charges for the entire setup for setting up an online business. WA community is another awesome feature, I haven’t come along so far so helpful and encouraging community anywhere, online or offline. 


    1. You can ask a question on the chat and someone will answer within seconds, most of the time you get multiple responses.  It’s pretty amazing how receptive and helpful everyone in the community is to each other.  It’s great!  – Babs

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