My Wealthy Affiliate University Review (2019) – Is it a Scam?

Hey you, yes you! I bet you’re wondering what all the hub-bub is about Wealthy Affiliate. Is it a scam or what? Well I’ll tell ya, here in my Wealthy Affiliate University review.

Note: this post contains affiliate links

Lets Overview This

  • Name: Wealthy Affiliate
  • Owners: Kyle & Carson
  • Website URL:
  • Legit?: Yes
  • Cost: FREE with no expiry date! – choice to upgrade for more training and benefits ($49/month or $259/year)
  • Money Making Potential: Up to full-time income possibilities
  • Worth It?: Yes
  • Outta Work Perks Ranking: 4.9/5

What’s It All About?

Ok first off, Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam at all whatsoever. It is a website that teaches its members how to become online affiliate marketers. Affiliate marketing is when you promote other company’s products and in return they pay you commission.

You don’t need to have any prior experience to be able to become a member and be successful with this program. I know, because I didn’t. You just need to be able to have access to the internet.

A Few Success Stories… Because I Know That’s What We All Like To See

Getting Going, Choosing A “Niche”

When you sign up to become a member, you’re encouraged to choose a path or “niche” and get started with the training.

Now by “niche” I basically mean a narrowed category that would cater to a group of people. For example, babies’ bibs could be a niche, or how to be a vegan, or car seat covers, or even soccer drills.

It can really be anything you like, and if you start with something too broad, everyone here is really great at helping you narrow it down. You don’t have to start out as an expert on your topic, it just has to be something you’re interested in and that you’ll find fun talking about.

You Get To Create Your Very Own Website!

This was one thing that became quite surreal for me, having my own website on the internet.

If you choose to begin as just a starter member, you’ll be able to create two FREE websites, just they’ll be under domains. SiteRubix is the hosting platform here at Wealthy Affiliate, and its great. You still get to choose the beginning part of the domain name and you get to customize them to your liking.

On the other hand if you ever choose to upgrade, like I did, you get access to create 25 of your own websites, plus 25 FREE websites.

The only difference between your own and FREE is that with your own, there’s no .siterubix in your URL and you just pay roughly $15 to own it for a year with the option of renewing afterwards.

Step-by-Step Training So You Never Feel Lost

The training is made up of 5 courses (1 for FREE, the other 4 are if you go Premium), and each course is made up of 10 or so lessons. It is a total work at your own pace type of deal, take as much time as you like.

Now with each lesson, there are tasks to complete. An example of a task could be to comment on a certain post, or to write a post for your website. Don’t worry though the lessons are very thorough on how to complete the tasks, plus there’s almost always a tutorial video that runs you through everything as well.

The videos can tend to be lengthy at times, like average 20 mins, but that’s only because they’re very thorough.

Here is an example:


Plus if that’s not enough you can always write a question in the comments, or direct message someone (if you go Premium), and ask them for help. Usually you don’t have to wait long for an answer either because there’s a lot of members in this online community, always someone active.

The Differences Between Free and Premium

I want to kind of lay this out for you, because I know for me I usually don’t trust that free versions of things are all that good. Like if something has a paid version, I might just steer clear of the whole program itself. The FREE Wealthy Affiliate membership though, still has lots to offer!

You get access to complete the first full course. Which is enough to create a website and know the basics of how to run it. It would be possible to just stick with that too. You don’t have to upgrade.

With the FREE membership you also get to join the online community, you can meet tons of new people. Everyone is really friendly, and some may even reach out to you on your profile and just welcome you to the site.

You basically get a taste of what everything is like, with no pressure whatsoever to upgrade. I mean honestly they may offer you a discount for the first week to upgrade, and it will be mentioned a bit in the training, but still there’s no pressure.

There’s no expiry on the FREE starter membership, plus no one will ever force you to upgrade.

What I’m getting at here, is there’s really no reason why not to at least give this website a shot. I did, and I’m grateful for it. I mean, Wealthy Affiliate won’t be for everyone. You have to have the drive to put in the effort needed, plus have patience.

This is not a get rich quick/overnight scheme, it’s a gradual process. That’s why I encourage taking the FREE membership for a test run. See if it’s a good fit for you. Plus, considering it’s FREE, I highly recommend everyone give it a shot!

My Conclusion Chart + Special Bonus!

Wanna learn more? Wanna try it out for yourself? If so, click on my link below. If you do, I’ll be notified. That way if you need any help, you’ll have me as support! Plus you can read more about the special bonus once you join!

Have any questions or comments on what was discussed? Have any experiences with Wealthy Affiliate yourself? Leave it all below. I’d love to hear from ya!

Calista 🙂

If you’d like to learn more, you can check out Wealthy Affiliate University here!

26 thoughts on “My Wealthy Affiliate University Review (2019) – Is it a Scam?”

  1. Hi Calista,

    Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam for sure. I have learned a lot about affiliate marketing, SEO, and WordPress on that site.

    Of course, some people cannot make it work for them. However, there are many success stories from people who started from scratch and creates super profitable online businesses.

    1. Hey, glad to hear you have also learned a lot from Wealthy Affiliate! True, some people won’t be able to invest the time and energy it takes. That’s cool that you’re familiar with other members’ success stories as well though! Thank you for your time!

  2. Very informative article. It’s always worries me when I see there is a free and paid version also becauae I think I’m going to be harassed to
    upgrade. So it’s good to know. Thanks!

  3. You can really run a website and do everything Wealthy Affiliate teaches for less on your own, but you won’t have any of the training. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and for me the biggest value is learning how to drive traffic to your site without having to pay for ads.

    With ads, you can easily spend more than you end up making. Wealthy Affiliate is worth it.

  4. Great post, I found it easy to read, and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing a great honest review. I too chose to join this
    great community and found the process of creating my own site has been easy and fun. I still get a bit stuck with choosing my theme but it’s also fun looking through and seeing how they look. I would recommend wealthy affiliate, it’s very real, and a genuine way to make an online income. Thanks for sharing Calista.

  5. Hi Calista,
    What a great job you have done. Am a member but always love reading what other people say about Wealthy Affiliate. Personally I absolutely love it and have learned so much which is quite something for a real “Ditz” on the computer. Was always having to call my son, who is in IT, for help but not so much now.
    Wishing you all the best, Jill

    1. Hey Jill,
      Thank you. I’m happy to hear that! Wealthy Affiliate is definitely very thorough with its teachings, so I’m not too surprised that you learned some good computer skills as well.
      Thanks for visit,

  6. I think that this is a great review and I really like your pros and cons with the con being it is not a get rich quick. It is very good that you point this out, a lot of people expect to make a million dollars overnight, this is not something that happens, you need to work for it like you say and build it up, this is where the steps come in. The community is brilliant, it is a great way to talk to others who are working at it just like  you, the constant motivation and the help from all the other people in the community is great. Really good review, I enjoyed reading it and I agree with you fully!

  7. Thank you for this thorough review of the Wealthy Affiliate opportunity. I am pleased that you point out that it is not a get rich fast scheme because that is certainly not the case. It could be called “work hard and make money along the way” business maybe? 🙂

    I also like that the examples you show are attainable figures and nothing like “make $10,000 after two months”.

    There is no valuable substitute for honest reviews and I really liked yours.

    1. I’m glad you liked my honesty. That’s a great way of looking at it. You definitely have to put the work in. Ya, I definitely wanted to show a few realistic achievements other members have made. Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

  8. I have always wanted to make money online and one day I almost joined this program called Dan Lok the high ticket seller. Thank god I did my research and found out on one post said that the program was so expensive and after you bought into the program there are still many upsells. Heartbroken yet again but came across WA. After I did my research on WA (that is my pattern,I like to do a little digging before I spend my money lol) WA offered the free trial for me and I thought why not. Was even happier that in order to sign up for the free trial, WA did not ask for my CC information. I was impressed by that and tried and the rest is history. I have my site with WA for 6 months now, still new and doesn’t generate any income yet but when I do have some questions, I find that the people in the community are very helpful. I think that WA is perfect for a someone who is new to affiliate marketing just like me.

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you did your research! Nothing angers me more than when people get scammed. Yes, I was happy too that they didn’t ask for credit card info. Makes the program even more trustworthy that way. Awesome, I hope you continue to build your site and I wish you all the best with your journey 🙂

  9. Let me be frank here, at first, I thought Wealthy Affiliate was a scam because I’ve not been into any kind of affiliate marketing before and have no experience how it operates. The story changed when I joined this awesome platform because what I’ve been thinking of paying so much for has come to me in a really cheap and easy way. 

    The site owners and other members are always there to help you with any difficulties you might be encountering and until you become successful like them, they won’t be satisfied. Am happy that am a part of easy money making family. Thanks Kyle and Carson. And thanks to Calista. Good job here. 

  10. Hi,

    I have read the whole review about this information. This is really a great review about Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for giving the correct information. I agree with you. Wealthy Affiliate is really a great site. I liked your article very much. I will share this article with my brothers and my friends. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review.

  11. Wealthy Affilite is definitely not a scam. I love the way you captured us with your subheading. It shows you are a good writer. Wealthy Affiliate is a community I never regretted joining. Their features are the best when it comes to the affiliate world. I will always pray for the person that introduced me to the platform on a daily basis. Thanks for your review and indepth analysis.

    Wealthy Affiliate will continue to work harder.

  12. Thank you for this honest review. I find it really helpful and unbiased. I couldn’t agree more with your review of the wealthy affiliate platform. I can attest to the fact that it is the best affiliate platform in the online world. Am currently engaging myself with the trainings and tutorials and I find them highly informative. I will recommend WA to anyone, anytime, anyday. It is the best place to grow your online business.

  13. “Comments” is one of the many great tools included in Wealthy Affiliate. It is unthinkable that you can receive compensation for simply posting a comment; and having the community engagement on your own website (receiving comments), you are essentially receiving more organic traffic and a better SEO Ranking. Wealthy Affiliate in itself is awesome. Having the ability to earn while you learn certainly gives that extra motivation. It makes building a lucrative business online all that more simpler. With some hard work and dedication, you will get there. Good luck

    1. That’s true too! With the new comments section, you can actually earn money by commenting on other people’s websites. Then in turn, also earn comments for your own website. Thank you for your comment!

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