Wealthy Affiliate Review – What is this community all about?

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I know there are a lot of people out there with a lot to say about WA, positive and negative and I wanted to invite everyone here to help create the most elaborate Wealthy Affiliate review on the net.

I am Kyle and I am the co-owner of WealthyAffiliate.com.

It may seem strange that Carson and I are approaching a review of something we own, but we think that this would be the most powerful way to deliver our thoughts on our services, what we like about Wealthy Affiliate, what we know we need to improve upon at WA, and where we are headed with the Wealthy Affiliate community.

And of course, your AWESOME feedback will definitely help this review out, so please be sure to leave your comments if you are an active member of the community or have been an active member of WA at some point in the past.  It will also give you (if you are a non-member) insight into what you can expect and what type of people are members at Wealthy Affiliate.

OK, cool, without any further jabber, here it goes…

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Mean to Us

Most people don’t know this because they do not have an idea of our vision and as an outsider, it may appear that Wealthy Affiliate is just another one of those “make money products”. However, it is far more than that.

Wealthy Affiliate has been a full time investment, passion, and has driven us to help 10,000’s of people since 2005, when the community started as a simple keyword tool site. Since then, we have allowed it to evolve in a flexible manner based on what our “members” want from us.

Believe it or not, many of the decisions along the way have lost us a good deal of revenue in the name of providing more value to the end user. Yes, we do treat WA like a business, but our considerations for improving our service, providing new tools, resources, technologies and training are driven by what will make the community better, not what will make us MORE MONEY.

We don’t do product launches. We don’t promote other people’s junk. And we don’t make crazy claims. Wealthy Affiliate is the only community that we believe in and are passionate about, why would we promote something else.

I am always connected to the community, in fact…you can find me and Carson hooked into WA from your nearest Starbucks on our coffee breaks.

Wealthy Affiliate @ Starbucks
Wealthy Affiliate meets Starbucks

How Wealthy Affiliate Can Help You

Wealthy Affiliate is training. WE are tools. We are services. We are support.

But more than that, Wealthy Affiliate is a community. It is like any other educational platform, you go to school, you have friends to hang out with, you have your teachers that can provide you with lectures, you have labs (tests) that you can do (taking action on what you learn), and if you ever get stuck, there will be MANY people there to give you a hand.

Because Wealthy Affiliate is not a product, rather an open community, it evolves with the times. When something changes in Google or when a new shift in the way we do online business happens, you will know about it. We will invite you to discussions to talk about it. And we will create tools and training to help you with it.

People ask “Can Wealthy Afffiliate Help me succeed online?”.

My answer. YES. That is why we created it and that is why we have maintained the longest standing and most successful service within the Internet Marketing niche.

We teach you techniques that work now. Other people regularly share techniques that work for them. We have close to 1,000 total resources, so we cannot say we teach ONE thing, because we teach 100’s of different techniques you can utilize to earn money online.

Where Wealthy Affiliate Lacks

We believe there are always going to be areas that we lack, but that is exciting to us. We would only be lying to ourselves if we said that we were the best at everything or that we “know” everything. We simply cannot.

What we do do however, is when we realize a weakness or someone brings it to our attention, we actively work to improve upon it. We have the resources and the technical knowledge to do just about anything when it comes to making the WA community better, and we are always working on new developments in the background to make Wealthy Affiliate a better place.

One recent example is Instant help. People were complaining because sometimes there was a delay in getting responses via the forum or through Private Messaging (we respond to every single question we are sent within WA and have done so since 2005!).

That led us to develop our WA Chat system, an instant way for people to communicate within WA. Now people can log into the Wealthy Affiliate members area for their first time and watch conversations going on, join in on conversations, and most important, get answers to their questions RIGHT AWAY!

In 2012 we are going to be improving on some more of our weaknesses. One is instant notification of new techniques and training, keeping our resources updated to the minute, and improving the social interaction within Wealthy Affiliate. Oh ya, and improving the speed, tools, and existing services that are already included in Wealthy Affiliate. It is going to be a busy but exciting year for all members!

Is it Really a Full Support Community?

This is something that people don’t understand that I want to clarify.

Carson and I are ACTIVE within Wealthy Affiliate every single day. I am writing this over the Christmas Holidays after spending the first 3 hours of

Active Within Chat
Me chatting at WA throughout the day! :)

my day communicating within WA Chat, responding to Private Messages, adding a blog post within WA, and commenting on some new training that was just created.

Over the years we have written “millions of words” in support and helped people that never thought success was possible to achieve success online. Ultimately, we are there to facilitate your learning and to share our experiences with you.

What we don’t do is DO the work for you. People that succeed online are those that are DOERS…people that take action. And when they get stuck, they ask questions. That is where the community at WA can come in and help.

There is also incentive to partake in the community. In 2012 you can earn an opportunity to meet Carson and myself in Las Vegas, paid by us simply by partaking in the community experience, sharing your experiences, and helping others out in the same way they help you.

Wealthy Affiliate is going to continue to evolve into a far more social animal, a community that spurs ideas, activity, and leads to greater collective successes!

The Technical Engine Behind Wealthy Affiliate

The technology driving the Wealthy Affiliate community is a very sophisticated and powerful engine…something that has been 6 years in ongoing development. With a vast programming team improving on our services and rolling out new updates almost daily, our services, tools and overall technology at WA are only going to continue to get better.

Here are some of the things that we offer all members NOW:

State of the Art Web hosting - State of the art architecture and redundancy. Our hosting runs live back-ups with full redundancy. It runs on the fastest servers available and we limit the number of domains that go on our servers to 20% of that of regular web hosts, allowing for quicker website loading times and greater efficiency.

3 Step Website Installation - Building a website is NECESSARY, but very easy using WP Express within WA. Literally 3 steps and less than 5 minutes of your time you can install a website. Platinum members get unlimited installs, some people run their entire local marketing business using WA hosting and manage 30+ client websites within WA.

Tools for interacting efficiently and building a following - We have a variety of systems within WA that allow you to create and build relationships with fellow members at Wealthy Affiliate, many of which are currently operating million dollar online businesses in many different facets.

Training infrastructure, delivering YOU what you are looking for - Our open source training model allows people to create resources as they see fit, interact within the training, and to comment on training inadequacies. The training at Wealthy Affiliate is diverse and covers a wide range of topics, but of utmost importance, it is current.

Leveraging research tools to increase your reach - We continue to build onto existing research and keyword tools within Wealthy Affiliate, improving their practicality for the “new age” of the Internet. This includes understanding Google competition, understanding social metrics, and being able to decipher other web pages in an efficient way.

I could spend another 5,000 words explaining systems that are within WA, but I don’t want to overwhelm you. I just want to say that if you can dream of it and you can request it, we can provide it and WE WILL provide it.   Here is a quick snapshot of the main menu within WA as a quick example..

Resources, Services, Community, Training at Wealthy Affiliate
We offer a lot, in fact 6+ years in the making!


WA is never stagnant and every year we roll out no less than 50 updates within the community. This upcoming year is going to be no different.

Your Wealthy Affiliate Review

Carson and I would love for you to provide your feedback, comments and opinions on the WA community. Be honest with your reviews. If we have helped you, let us know. If you see a weakness, let us know. Your review of Wealthy Affiliate means a lot to us!

WA has and will continue to evolve in 2012. It is going to be our most exciting year with the biggest changes yet!

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66 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – What is this community all about?”

  1. thanks a lot kyle am looking forward to join this. I do really appreciate your comments and responses. My expectation are very high.

  2. You seem to have all your ducks in a row. I look forward to working with you in the future, time does not permit at the present. I look forward to your articles and posts. Thanks!!

  3. Thanks so much for speaking from the heart concerning your vision and commitment.
    I can easily sense your honesty and integrity. I look forward to joining very soon, and
    contributing positively to this great training site. I truly feel that what you offer is what I
    need to achieve the progress and success for which I am working.

  4. I just wanted to say thanks, Im very new to WA but not a paid member yet. I have tried many work at home businesses and get rich stuff for years. I just have given up on this idea. But now I found WA I’m on the 30 in 30 challenge and will make this work. I also am getting both my kids to start doing this also. I want to make this a family business. I really think you guys at WA are do something right. You have given me hope again in my search for an internet business, thank you for that. Keep up the good work and yes I will be a full paid member very soon.

  5. I am really impressed with wa,I am convinced that you are there to help! This is just an opinion and you can take it for what it is worth. I have felt like you have a too big feel! The autoresponders and all. I beleived at first that you are real people and that you were actually there with me,like a close freind was there if I needed help. Of coarse ,I am brand new to computers this year,a babe in the woods so to say. Self taught,no help,but I could type good. Now my eyes are wide open from the brutal lessons I have taken, not complaining understand,just telling the story. And you are lucky to get me to tell this story. And I will stand up and take the blame for everything I get into. Now back to you! Newbies like me might believe the same as me and not know about the autorespoders,and beleive you know them,and they know you. They might not want to hear that you have 10,000 customers, it might bust their bubble like it did mine. And me and bro are close by at our favorite coffee shop,brings on the pictures in my head of coffee shop millionares,spending one hour a day having coffee. But hey! I never claim to know nothing! thats my line, I don’t know nothing about nothing. You asked for it, you got it! Thats alright, your still alright in my book, now that I know a little. But Hey, I gotta go,gotta go figure out if gotta go is one word or two. Just kiddin! Im not a hillbilly, just act lik one.

  6. I am loving W.A. I never thought it would be this good. It is so informative and such great people who help one another out. I have learned more in the past 2 months that I have in the past 2 years! Thank you Carson and Kyle!

  7. I have recently started promoting WA myself, I am having a lot of fun helping people start to understand what they have been trying to figure out

    WA changes lives and that’s a fact. Thank you guys for doing what you do so I could learn how to make money on line and help people at the same time

    I for one can not think of anything better than that, it is the ultimate win win situation

  8. Thanks, Kyle! I hope to be in a position to rejoin WA this year and will certainly check out all the new features. When I was a member of WA I found all the information very valuable. I’m looking forward to being a member again.

    Thanks for responding. I appreciate the personal feedback.


  9. @Wesley

    When you reach a certain income level, you don’t have to brag about it. Carson and I have never endorsed people that brag about “figures”, nor do we think that you should consider joining a company based on their ego. It should be based on the quality of their service, member success, and the support that the company provides. That is how we represent ourselves at Wealthy Affiliate. We let our service speak for itself. We offer support and are stakeholders in the community. And we treat people with respect.

    Posting a T4 seems like a ridiculous idea to me and seems like a childish way of promoting a service. Do you buy an iPhone because Steve Jobs posts his T4 online. No, you buy it because it is a great product. The same goes for Wealthy Affiliate. We offer a great service and it speaks for itself to any member that is part of the WA community.

  10. @Phil

    We offer one year upgrades only within the members area at Wealthy Affiliate, there is no way to join for one year outside of WA. The reason we do this is because we want you to make sure that WA is for you before you invest into it for a year.

    I am also sorry that you experienced “spammers” within WA. We have taken measures since you are WA to limit the rare chances that people are sending spam via Private Message, so that should since be resolved. As mentioned in another post, WA is more active now than it has ever been (since we started in 2005) with member interaction we have since added Live Chat if you need more instant responses. I do thank you for your time and your feedback and hope you decide that WA is the community for you going forward. Lots of awesome stuff to look forward at WA in 2012!

  11. @Joe

    Thanks for your feedback. Although I think the forum facility is pretty good at WA, I do think that Instant Chat is taking over. I recommend you use that medium if you need instant help, if you want to voice an opinion or want articulated responses that you can read through at a later time, then I recommend that you use the WA forum. Anyone can do it…that is my belief. However, not everyone WILL do it.

    The biggest reason I see people fail is that they choose to be in a niche that they “think” makes a lot of money…rather than one that they are truly interested in and passionate about. If you chase money, you will end up empty handed. If you chase a niche in which you can offer something, are interested in, and truly love, the money will follow. Trust me. :)

  12. @Graham

    I don’t know about a “knock” out punch, as there is nothing other than YOU that will ultimately lead to success. Without your action and your dedication, no product or service is going to help you achieve those goals. Working out of desperation can often times lead to people seeking out the wrong types of opportunities as well. The get rich quick ones…which I do not endorse nor do I condone.

    Like any other business, the INTERNET takes hard work and often times a passion in order to succeed. Can anyone do it? Yes, but you have to take what we teach and implement it. That is why we created the 30 day success club. This will walk you through every thing you need to know in order to have a foundation that will prepare you for long term success. Wealthy Affiliate is about helping people create online businesses, it is not a scheme that will guarantee you a load of money in the first month. That is not reality….

    Can you earn $75,000 pounds…yeah, most likely. Will you? That is up to you and how much continual action you take. We have members that make much more than that in a year, but those are the ones that have worked at it and didn’t have expectations that it would happen over night. We offer full help within our community for ALL members, so if you join and ever need a nudge or get stuck…or want a review of a site or campaign, we will be there to help. Our competitive advantage: WE CARE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS far more than we care about earning more money. That is evident in the fact that we are the only Internet community standing since 2005 and one that has been built off of 10,000’s of hours of time and millions in investment by Carson and myself.

  13. @Alanna

    We have always offered full 1-on-1 support within Wealthy Affiliate (for no additional cost)…and I am sorry you didn’t take advantage of this. We also have our very active forum, that you could have utilized to get help.

    Since you were a member in 2010, we have also added two additional systems that allow for much quicker support and more interactive training:

    (1) Live Chat – this is an instant communication board within Wealthy Affiliate that is active 24 hours per day. Whether it is mid-day or 2am in the morning, there will likely be someone on there to give you a hand. Carson and I are typically in there throughout the day answering questions and hanging out with members. We also host live training events regularly within the chat as well. :)

    (2) Live Video Training – Every Friday we host Live Video Training events in Wealthy Affiliate that all members are invited to and encourage to attend. These provide real time and interactive training on a brand new topic every week. This ranges from just about every concept online. As a member, you have access to over 52 Live Training Events every year!

    I am sorry you didn’t get to experience the full benefits of being a member of WA, but I do invite you to contact us in the future if you do need help. :)

    All the best,



  14. I will have to say without a doubt, that Wealthy Affiliate is the BEST on-line resource to make your on-line marketing and research payoff. There are truly no strings attached to Kyle and Carson’s methods and they have taken careful notes about their hard word and made it available to our community. A college education would cost you tens of thousands of dollars and Wealthy Affiliate ONLY charges between $47.00 and $97.00 a month. You really could not ask for more in a great training and continuing education resource anywhere on the Internet. If you should have any doubts please let me know and I will tell you more. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Wealthy Affiliate. Best of success to all members and all prospective members to our family here at WA. Enjoy your day all!

  15. I have not contributed enough to WA since joining it in late 2007, but this will be the start of many! I’ll try to make this short: Being a broke college student in 07, I was always looking for easier ways to make money. The though of having an office 9-5 job was literally a phobia to me LOL.

    Through trial and error, I finally found Wealthy Affiliate through one of it’s most popular members Travis Sago and his site on bum marketing which was recommended to me through a marketing expert.

    Long story short, with my last $30, I bit the bullet and joined it for a month. I met some really incredible and helpful members who really showed me the ways things work.

    But what I really didn’t do enough of at the beginning (still hitting my head against the wall!) was doing the weekly action plan which for those of who don’t know is basically an A-Z guide on internet marketing. To call it informative is an understatement. The information there is simply mind blowing and changes how you look at not only making money online, but literally MAKING money in general!

    Nearly 5 years later, through pitfalls and more, I got to a point where I pay for college and can afford things people with 6 figures afford! I really owe all of this to Kyle and several members in the Wealthy Affiliate community and for that I am eternally grateful. My only regrets are that I didnt do it sooner and not given enough back to Wealthy Affiliate and the people who have helped me. And for that I apologize!

    Bottom line: For those of you wondering about joining the community, I can’t tell you what to do, but think about the alternative at doing what everyone else does. You know where that road will lead and if you’re happy with it, go with the flow! If not, take a step out of the ordinary and do some extraordinary. Wealthy Affiliate will make that happen, I promise.

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