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Wealthy Affiliate Description

Wealthy Affiliate is a membership site run by two Internet marketers (who only go by a first name basis) Kyle and Carson. The site is dedicated to teaching people how to succeed in the affiliate marketing business. The membership comes with video training, tools, hosting, community, one on one support and follow up coaching.

Wealthy Affiliate Detailed Overview

There are many membership sites dedicated to teaching you how to make it as an affiliate marketer and succeed with PPC advertising. Wealthy Affiliate is a membership site that has been around for awhile. The membership has been recently revamped with better features, more benefits, and easier interface. Let’s see what’s inside.

The first part of the membership is the content. There is an 8-week action plan which you can start out on. Although I thought it’d be mostly for beginners, I found it a great course for all marketers. The great part of this plan is that it focuses on action and getting things done to build your business. It’s not just a training program, but a guide that gives you real world marketing experience.

There are also many areas of training available to members. Everything from article marketing, PPC marketing, email marketing/list building, niche research, SEO, website development, and technical details are taught. So far, there are over 300 training tutorials with more being added every month.

The second part of the membership is the tools. You get a content generator, link protector, and SEO optimizer. There are several market research tools such as a tool to find keywords, analyze your competition, research Clickbank products, and more. If you need to build a site, you can use Site Rubix in addition to the templates to create quality sites.

I found some of the tools useful but I preferred my own personal tools I use everyday. The one tool that stood out for me was the tool called Niche Q. Every month the service uncovers niches and gives you custom sites, articles, keyword lists, email marketing campaigns, and more. This gives you great ideas on which markets to pursue if you don’t have any in mind.

The third part of the membership is the forum. This is one of the best private forums I’ve used. There are many great conversations, helpful members, and there isn’t any negativity you see in many public forums. Because the forum is made up of paid members, you’ll get to interact with like-minded marketers and network with a lot of great people.

The fourth part is the support and coaching. Kyle and Carson are very active and will be available to answer your questions. The customer support is also responsive so you won’t have to deal with any issues there. The personal coaching advertised is a little misrepresented. I thought it would be more of a one on one session, but it’s more like a Q&A type of deal.

The last part of the membership is the services. There are turnkey websites added to the site for those who don’t want to build a site on their own, free hosting for 3 sites, a task management tool, keyword list repository (a list of keywords for many niches), a jobs section (if you’re looking to outsource or want to offer your services), and a personal page where you can blog, network, and post pictures.

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Wealthy Affiliate Reputation

Wealthy Affiliate has received positive reviews from customers and established Internet marketers since day 1. There are so many different tools and services offered here, making this one of the most valuable membership at the price of $39 a month. I did feel a little overwhelmed by all the information. It’s important to start off on the 8-week action plan to get up to speed.

For those who already have their own suite of tools they use for their everyday business, there isn’t as much value. I personally felt that the content and forum carried the most value. This is one of the best membership sites out there, and I recommend it for anyone getting into the affiliate marketing business.

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My personal experience with WA

Well for starters I looked all over the internet prior to signing up with Wealthy Affiliates. I have wanted to jump into the Internet marketing scene for a long time. Once I had done some research, I found that Wealthy Affiliates was indeed a legitimate website and had a large active community. They have two main ways for you to sign up. You can either opt for the monthly which is right now 40 bucks a month or the yearly which is around $360. I opted for the monthly plan to see how things look. I was very surprised and happy about my decision to use this site because they have a TON of current and useful resources that you can dive right into after joining. They even have their own gold system so that you can write your our resources and get paid for doing so. In fact, I am about to get my money back from signing up this month with them just from the articles I have written on their website! Very cool!
 
 


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avatar   by johnonthecouch on October 12, 2009 at 5:49 PM CST

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Great place to learn how to earn

Being new to internet marketing, I have finally found a place that you can get the education that you need to be able to conduct business the right way. They provide you with some excellent tools, niche marketing tool, site rubix, to get you a new site up fast and simple, research tools that make your job easier, 8 week training program to get you started while learning and improving your skills. The forum is excellent with the vast amount of knowledge and ideas shared. It answers many questions without asking. Their membership fees are real reasonable. You even get hosting! Lots of information. They seem to have a goal that everyone succeeds. The only thing you supply is a domain name and a mind ready to learn how to earn. Yes, I'm a Wealthy Affiliate.
 
 


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avatar   by rodneyrhino on October 9, 2009 at 8:55 PM CST

 
 
 
I've Come Across Better

I first came across Wealthy Affiliate when I joined Acme People Search. I went ahead and signed up but was pretty disappointed. Yes, there is lots of information that Kyle and Carson provide in their tutorials but it is also information that I can find elsewhere. I, too, have noticed that neither one of them are around in the forums hardly at all. I'm not sure what I was expecting to be honest, but so far, what I had read and learned on this site was definitely not worth the $300 plus yearly price. I have since canceled my membership with them as I do not feel they deserve the monthly fee either. They are not providing me or anyone else information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Just like Acme People Search, Wealthy Affiliates is way overrated.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by kyleskorner on October 4, 2009 at 10:37 AM CST

 
 
 
Decent Marketing Guide

Wealthy affiliate costs 30 dollars a month and it's cheaper if you purchase Wealthy affiliate by the year. I have been a member of a wealthy affiliate for 10 months and Kyle and Carson are pretty thorough with the information they share to get affiliate marketers started in their online ventures. My favorite tool that Wealthy affiliate has is the link cloaker and it masks your links to prevent your commissions from being stolen and I wish they could sell the service for that by itself because it's not worth 30 dollars a month after you already grasp the other things in the 8 week course they provide unless you are looking for work in their jobs forum which can come in handy if you are looking for work or if you need to post jobs that you need to have done online.
 
 


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avatar   by INTERNETREVIEWS on September 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM CST

 
 
 
You Can Find Better!

First of all I joined Wealthy Affiliate in June of 2008 to get started with having more knowledge of affiliate marketing. I must say that they offer a pretty good 8 week course. You can also post jobs in the job section of the forum. If you are in need of work then you can also search for work to write articles, do some web design and many other things to help out affiliate marketers that may not have time to do the work themselves. Wealthy affiliate owners Kyle and Carson can be very picky on what you post in the job forum section. They seem to be just way too picky, they make a big deal over posting certain things that are in no way offensive. By them finding fault in those little things would make you want to go elsewhere to find a better affiliate marketing online learning community. You can also check out Betterlifetimes which is a very informative, the videos on Dailymotion of the owner being very informative, and you can decide if you want to join the website which would be very useful to get started marketing online. So go and check it out today!
 
 


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avatar   by reviewsonline on September 20, 2009 at 9:48 AM CST

 
 
 
Comprehensive Affiliate Learning

I can say that when I joined wealthy affiliate, I was kinda skeptical like any other thing that I tried. They really give you a lot of information to learn all that you need to know about Affiliate Marketing. When they tell you on the selling page that you are getting an education and not just a "Mock program that will get you rich", they are correct. Just like when you go to college you have a whole semester to learn and you are actually paying more for college and not making any money then, but you can make money with a business you can have on your own. I can really say that this site is very helpful with all the members there to help that are "REAL" people and not just a bunch of rich people that want your money and don't tell you anything at all. I would recommend this website for anyone who wants to learn to market anything. If you already have a business, you can learn how to market that product and sell online and be a success. Also, for the established marketeers there are more things that you can learn to become even more successful. But overall the $40, or 29.95 a month if you pay the whole year, is worth it all because you get the training, support and all the tools you need to succeed in the Affiliate Marketing business. Well God Bless and be positive and Stay Blessed!

Jason
 
 


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avatar   by gray1983 on September 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM CST

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I Love It!

I've learned so much from WA that all the other junk I had downloaded over the years I recently threw in the recycle bin. Everything I had on my computer I found all in one place, Wealthy Affiliate. If you're a newbie, I would highly suggest it. The 8-week plan is a great way to start if you never had done any internet marketing before. It'll help you decide which is the best way for you to go as far as advertising is concerned. Article writing or PPC? That seems to be a huge question when first starting out. If you have money to spare then PPC is probably the route to go, but if you can't spare a dime, like me, then you'll probably want to go with the article writing or "bum marketing". This method is free, but does take a lot of time. I find writing articles rather therapeutic. It's all there in WA. One of the best aspects of Wealthy Affiliate is there are tons of people that are willing to help you succeed. Travis and Potpiegirl are great internet marketing role models. I feel it's worth the money, but there may be a time that I might unsubscribe, once I feel comfortable with my knowledge and start making about $500 week, which is very possible. So we'll see later on down the road, but for now WA is the place for me and might just be what you're looking for.
 
 


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avatar   by dohboy30 on September 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM CST

 
 
 
I love love love this site

I became a member a week ago and this has been the best. I learned so much that I am more confident now to invest in affiliate marketing. I am not very good in English so I chose the Junior level. It really is easy to understand. I can't say anything negative about this site. There are a lot of advice and a lot of successful marketers that you can ask for any questions.

What I really love about this site is that they have a lot of helpful tools to use such as keyword generator, learning courses, videos and my favorite, the Clickbank research tool.

I still need to make my own website. I can't wait to use their templates and their free hosting.

I'd say give it a try.
 
 


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avatar   by newbiedobedo on September 9, 2009 at 11:32 PM CST

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Wealthy Affiliate

I signed up for WA a couple of weeks ago. There is a lot of good info as well as Forums that are great for a newbie like myself. It can be a little overwhelming at times but the definitely have some good information. I wish I had more time to spend on it but my busy schedule makes it difficult. I still recommend it for anyone trying to make start in an online money making opportunity.
 
 


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avatar   by jackq on September 8, 2009 at 9:30 AM CST

 
 
 
Wondering how someone can rate WA "worthless"

Hi there

I'm a member of Wealthy Affiliates for about one and a half months now. As Far as I can tell, they offer great value for the 39$ I spend! I learned a lot about how to SEO a website or an article, how to create successful PPC campaigns, the customer purchase lifecycle, opt in lists and much, much more.

There are many experienced internet marketers in the forum, willing to help. In example Travis Sago, the creator of the term "Bum Marketing", just to name the most well known. He has 4000+ posts in the forum there and is still active (i'm wondering how he can find the time). His posts alone would make my membership fee worth to be paid, as I continue to find "gems" if I have the time to read them.
 
 


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avatar   by Didgeridoovibes on September 7, 2009 at 6:41 PM CST

 
 
 
Great program for begiiners to learn about marketing in general

I have been a member of wealthy affiliate for just over a month now. I personally like how this program is formatted for beginners to learn by going through the 8 week action plan.

If you follow the guidelines for beginners that are posted in the forum, there is no reason to become overwhelmed. You have to take it step by step and make sure you understand each step before implementing it and going onto the next step etc.

Besides the 8 week action plan, you have access to the learning center for junior, intermediate and senior members. So if you feel your at a different level than junior you can learn from the tutorials in the intermediate or senior levels as well as finish the 8 week action plan.

Then there is the forums and the share zone of which are both great resources to learn from if you are a beginner. If you have a question you can post it in the forums and the more experienced members will answer your questions and help you move forward.

Wealthy Affiliate offers so many other tools also for members to use such as the keyword tool and click bank research tool, rapid writer and you shown how to use these tools also.

This is an excellent program for $29 or $39 it's worth a lot more than there charging per month.

I would recommend this program to anyone that is just starting out, and advice them to follow the guidelines and digest the information as needed.

I'm looking forward to the coming months as a member of wealthy affiliate because of the platinum upgrade that being done as I write this comment.

My only dislike is site rubix, and that because of my own lack of experience in using it.
 
 


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avatar   by brianr51 on September 7, 2009 at 11:34 AM CST

 
 
 
Learn To Earn

Wealthy Affiliate is just like any other learning academy. If you don't put in the time you wont learn to progress.If I had found Wealthy Affiliate 12 months ago I would have saved myself pounds and hours of wasted time signing up for schemes that take your money and the support stops if you don't make instant sales.

Wealthy Affiliate costs me £24 sterling a month. The learning tools alone that are available make this a good investment. How anyone can form a opinion after a week does not make sense.

You can earn and learn at Wealthy Affiliate but it wont happen over night. All the so called Gurus will tell you if they're honest, they made mistakes and learned from them. Wealthy Affiliate helps you avoid making mistakes and saves you money.

I would like to close by saying anyone that throws in the towel after a week, where will you be twelve months from now, I wonder!
 
 


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avatar   by MAGALUF on September 6, 2009 at 9:54 PM CST

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Ok - But Not Worth Paying For It

I signed up for WA not long ago. The marketing to get you in the door was great and sold it as a great service. However, I agree with one of the commentors on this post, that you can Google much of the info and get it for free. The biggest problem I have with WA however, is that it is not a step by step tutorial as they claim. There is so much information on this site that a beginner has almost no chance to succeed due to "paralysis analysis". If Kyle and Carson would just piece it all together and tell everyone what exactly to do instead of making it nothing more than another website overloaded with good information, it would be a lot more functional for the newbie. I think it's the same problem most other gurus run into. They do not teach based on the proverbial "lowest common denominator" as I think they should.

All that said, WA offers several other resources that are probably worth more, in my opinion than $39/month fee. Like "free" web hosting, website builder, other members sharing success secrets and ebooks and other PDF instructions on how they became successful.

So, I will commend them on their sense of community. I know I sound wishy washy on this, but all I can say about that is, go into WA with the expectation that you will receive an good education on Internet marketing ( not how to put it all together) and joining a great community, and you may feel the $39 is worth it. If you want a "blue-print" step by step system, stay away!
 
 


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avatar   by arturco on September 6, 2009 at 9:39 PM CST

 
 
 
Worth it ... If you are newbie to IM

I have been a member since May 2009 and found the site very useful.

The only problem is that there is so much information that you can feel overwhelmed and lost. After signing up I did not even know that I had to take the 8 week course. So, if Wealthy Affiliate wants to improve their site (even more), they need to offer a minimum orientation to the newbies.

Almost every term used in the page was unknown to me, and I guess the same experience can be shared by other people starting their Internet Marketing careers.

It is probably of less value for experienced marketers, as they should already be familiar with many of the tools and techniques explained inside Wealthy Affiliate.
 
 


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avatar   by pmarreroc on September 5, 2009 at 10:50 PM CST

 
 
 
Everything you need to make money online... You will find it at Wealthy Affiliate

I joined WA A few months ago and I was very happy with my decision. They have a great program which will teach you how to succeed online.

The 8 weeks action plan they had prepared for you is just a small part of what you'll get.

There are many tutorials, divided into Junior, Intermediate and Advanced categories, there are tools like Keyword research and generator tool, Clickbank research tool, keyword phrase builder and many more that are a very useful.

Me personally I like the forum. It is a great source of useful and helpful information, and everyone is there to help each other.

I paid for a full year membership, finished the 8 weeks action plan, and currently putting into practice everything I learned. And I just love what I'm doing.
 
 


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avatar   by darkblue on September 5, 2009 at 9:56 AM CST

 
 
 
Just One Week In and Very Impressed!

I joined Wealthy Affiliate just a week ago and I am so happy I did. There is an abundance of information there and everything is explained quite well in the tutorials. Even a newbie like me can understand it. The information is a bit overwhelming, but I am working through it. I currently work full-time also, so I have to treat it as if I was taking a college class.

I would recommend this site to anyone wanting to learn Internet Marketing. Their information gets me excited and creative. My goal is to make this a work at home job, thereby ending my full-time work. Wealthy Affiliate can help anyone do that.
 
 


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avatar   by BoiseMom on September 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM CST

 
 
 
I'm so glad I joined Wealthy Affiliate

After several disappointing experiences with online business, I came across Wealthy Affiliate. At first, it was rather overwhelming, and there was a lot of information to learn. However, I was amazed at how fast I was able to understand the concepts and techniques taught here. The forum was very helpful. Reading through previous forum posts helped me get a heads start on my own online business. One of my favorite features in Wealthy Affiliate is the Share Zone. Fellow members can post tutorials and valuable information to share with other members. I would consider Wealthy Affiliate as the best investment I've made in internet marketing. With everything that I've learned here, I was able to start making some extra cash. Of course, with all new techniques, I realized that I need to put hard work into it in order to succeed, but I can honestly say that it was well worth my investment.
 
 


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avatar   by benchm on September 3, 2009 at 9:12 PM CST

 
 
 
Great Resource

I have been a member for WA for a over a year now. I don't know how one of this users came up with $19.95/month. There is lot of quality information at WA.

They also offer the keyword research tool, clickbank hot products, phrase builder and lot more. They also give you niche a month, with all the keywords required to promote the niche.

The only thing that I feel that's missing are some video tutorials on the available content. Kyle and Carson are upgrading the site so, hopefully they should add some video tutorials.
 
 


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avatar   by articlemarketer on September 3, 2009 at 1:29 PM CST

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I Love the Wealthy Affiliate Program

I recently became a full-time stay-at-home mom. I started looking for a job I could do from home over a year ago when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. Wealthy Affiliates came through in the nick of time. I found their website a week before my last day!

I have been nothing but impressed. Yes, it is A LOT of information, especially if you have no background in internet marketing, but they have all the resources there to help you get through it and be successful. Plus any new career will be overwhelming and comes with a learning curve. They provide a 8-week training program, which is great. It gives you step-by-step tasks to complete so you can begin to learn a well-rounded approach to internet marketing.

The forums themselves are worth more than the 39 monthly membership fee. Holy cow, everyone is very kind, encouraging and willing to share how they became successful. Absolutely amazing members and a fantastic program. I will and have recommended it to anyone who is SERIOUS about putting in the work to become a successful internet marketer. For those who are looking to become rich overnight, this is not the place for you, and best of luck finding anything that truly does that.

I give Wealthy Affiliate an A+++!
 
 


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avatar   by MoonOnWater on September 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM CST

 
 
 
You Have To Be Selective On This Site

I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for about 3 months now and find it a good source of information and advice. Yes, it can be overwhelming but I have found, at least in my case, it is better to be selective on what you work on. If you try to do everything, see everything, read everything you will soon be frustrated and lost.

The NicheQ industry research system is a very nice feature. They take a niche market and completely research it for you. I have selected the gaming and hosting niches and found the information very helpful in both these areas. They give you sample articles, emails, keyword lists and even companies you can sign up as affiliates for. You can select on niche a month and if you work follow their suggestions it works, at least it has for me.

In my case, I am very pleased with this site.
 
 


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avatar   by simtech52 on August 20, 2009 at 8:53 AM CST

Wealthy Affiliate-Learn to market from the best

Affiliate Jump-Promote over 300 prducts from one site


 
 
 
Wealthy Affiliate very disappointing

I've been a member of WA for 3 weeks and I am very disappointed. I had seen lots of good reviews. I later found that they were all from members trying to sponsor you into the program. Some of the reviews I read were quite proud of the fact that WA has a record of no refunds. Of course they don't... They don't offer one. They claim that it's because they have allowed you to download so much "valuable" information. You can find most of the information free or quite inexpensively elsewhere online. I can see how the site would be overwhelming to newbies. It is quite busy and does look like there is a lot there but nothing really spectacular once you look closer. Some of the forums are ok if you are new but there are some GREAT forums online that are free that have a MUCH higher quality. The STF forum (Strip That Fat - Kyle and Carson's personal product that they encourage you to promote) is quite depressing. Months of posts complaining of their lack of success. Kyle and Carson seem quite sincere and they are adorable but that doesn't make me any money. Senior members seem to stick around to encourage those that they have sponsored and they are quite nice as well but that doesn't make me any money either. Final note: I have heard that Kyle and Carson have not been in the forums much lately and that they may be revamping and perhaps upgrading the site. I would hope so. All in all... Nothing terrible to say about WA... Just nothing terrific either and certainly not worth $39. per mo or $348. Per yr. Fortunately I only blew $39. They do occasionally offer a 7 day trial. You may want to be on the look out for that if you still want your own look see.
 
 


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avatar   by Brighten on August 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM CST

 
 
 
My Wealthy Affiliate

I have only been with Wealthy Affiliate a month or so.

Like most others, I found it very busy and overwhelming at first. Then I started with the beginner level and worked my way through.

This is what I found that I really liked. The lessons on setting up a good Squidoo lens. Now that was good. I understand how to make mine look better.

I am still not sure about the Site Rubix. But will learn.

Setting up the Strip the Fat series. Just to learn the steps is what is important to me here.

So far, everything about Wealthy Affiliate is worth the money for the education.
 
 


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avatar   by mcferrensw on August 9, 2009 at 3:31 PM CST


 
 
 
My experience with Wealthy Affiliate other users

I was a member for 11 months.

I'd like to clarify a difference in the price range as mentioned by other previous comments from users. The $US39 a month is the current fee unless you pay up the entire membership for a whole year in advance, in which case it would be $US359.88 which is 12 payments of $US29.99.

In fact, browsing the Forum was a time-consuming process... you could waste valuable time just trying to find the answer to your question, which is why many times I had to turn to private messaging to the founders, Kyle and Carson.

The Forum was "useful" in one way in that, if you posted a topic which was "helpful" for other Forum users, you could earn "Gold" credits. Each "Gold" credit was valued at 10 cents, but this was entirely dependent upon the good will of the Forum users exclusively. WA would "award" 10 "Gold" each month, but these were not cashable. You could only "donate" them to others.

I had difficulty understanding the use of their Website Builder "Site Rubix." It was definitely meant for more advanced users. However, I did benefit from several of the informative tutorials prepared by other members of WA. The 8-week course was divided into Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, and each course was subdivided into a range of topics. Whereas many topics were fairly easy to understand, others were more complex in nature, and therefore required more time to digest.

I used their "Rapid Writer" system to generate articles for "Turnkey Feeder Sites" I created. It was necessary to write articles to promote the "Feeder Sites" however. That was a whole other ball game. You had to draw traffic to your "Feeder Site." I tried this with one of several of their programs - "Strip That Fat."

I earned nothing in the 11 months I was a member. I did learn internet marketing skills, some basic and some advanced.
 
 


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avatar   by jenievieve on July 30, 2009 at 4:47 PM CST

 
 
 
Wealthy Affiliate is a great site to learn from

Wealthy Affiliate is a great site to learn a lot from especially if you are into affiliate or niche marketing. They have a lot of information on the site that at first can be intimidating for newbies, but once you find your way around, it gets easier from there. If you go by their tutorials that is an 8-week course, then you should have no problems making money.

The site is owned by Kyle and Carson. I got introduced to Wealthy Affiliate about 4 months ago from a friend on another site. She is making money off of the site. She is also partnered with another Wealthy Affiliate member so he and she both make money off of the sites they do together, and they then split the money they make each month to go to each other. Jodi and Dale also use some money I am sure for advertising, outsourcing, websites, etc.

So there is money to be made. Kyle and Carson from Wealthy Affiliate will tell you that you will not get rich overnight which some sites always seem to proclaim, but if you work hard at it, I am sure in a couple of months you can start making some money. I like that the site has forum areas to help you as well, as you can read the forums for information. There is also a website called Rubix which helps you make websites. They also give you a free niche to choose every month that has keyword, website template, etc. So for the price of 39.99 a month, to me, it is worth the price to pay. You would have to pay to get a degree in college, so why not pay to further yourself in affiliate and niche marketing? Although I have not started on doing this, I am going to start soon. I have finished reading the 8-week tutorial as of about 2 months ago. I have also been reading forums, etc. to get more information.
 
 


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avatar   by Carrie29 on July 30, 2009 at 12:01 AM CST

 
 
 
Lots of information for the beginner

Wealthy Affiliate is great for beginners. I joined a couple months ago and have learned quite a bit already, and I am only on week 4 of the program! There are another 4 weeks for me to go through, and I can't wait to see how my Internet Marketing career flies after that! I can see how others may not like that it's 8 long weeks of training, but the owners are making it very easy for anyone to learn how to master Internet Marketing. Anyone can use the program, whether new to the internet or not. I definitely recommend it!
 
 


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avatar   by jennt09 on July 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM CST

 
 
 
Wealthy Affiliate, not a match for this "newbie"

I joined Wealthy Affiliate with great expectations, but found it very overwhelming. There are quite a few steps to perform before you can post a question or comment, or even see a comment that has been sent to you. Quite labor intensive, I feel. The actual lessons given by the "brothers" seemed more self-promoting than helpful. I do not feel I learned anything.

I was charged an additional month's fee after requesting to cancel my account because the instructions for cancellation are buried deep in their forum. When I finally found the instructions, I was referred back to PayPal, but this process required numerous emails and steps, rather than just an answer by the "Support Team". Each response by the "Support Team" seemed to be very scripted and impersonal; very frustrating and demeaning!
 
 


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avatar   by Dlala on July 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM CST

 
 
 
I really like Wealthy Affiliate. There is so much to learn.

Seriously. If you are not a member of WA, you should try it out. You will love it.

I have learned so much in my short time there. It's so cool.

I haven't even had a chance to try everything yet, it so expansive. I spent a whole week just looking around at all the stuff and learning what everything is.

First thing you should do is start your 8 Week Action Plan. The site is just so immense, that you need the kind of structure that the plan give you, or you're just wasting money. Without structure, you'll be running around the site like a headless chicken, with no direction. The 8 week action plan has already helped me get over my initial shock of such a large site, and has taken away the intimidation factor of being a member at a new site.

I'm on week 4 now, and it's great. The first week will basically take you through the website. It's a Grand Tour, so to speak. You'll learn where everything is, and what everything does, summarily. The second week dives right into marketing, and has you choose a direction, Free or Paid. The free section is based around Article Marketing, and the Paid section is based around Pay-Per-Click marketing. I have been reading a lot about both methods. I've dabbled with writing some articles, and I'm confident that I can make that pan out for several different things I'd like to market. I'm also doing a lot of reading on the site about PPC marketing, and I'm really looking forward to starting some campaigns soon.

You can also use this tool they have called the Rapid Writer. It's a pretty cool article writing tool that has a lot of marketing based features, like a keyword density tool and a thesaurus built into the right click menu. It also has an article generation tool that lets you make multiple articles from the original.

They have hosting, which is pretty cool. They have these templates that you can use to make your own site, and you can host it right on WA. There are templates for building your own training site, as well as these cool things called TurnKey Feeder Sites. All you do is plug in your Clickbank ID, and you have a Sweet website ready to go that will make you money.

They also have an affiliate program, where you can refer people to the site. If you get 300 people in a year, you get a free ride to Vegas with a bunch of Heavy Hitters in the industry.

LOL, I probably won't be going to Vegas this year, since I've only been into IM for a month so far. But I think if I buckle down, and really study this business, I have a good chance of getting 300 next year. At least, I will continue to stay optimistic, and I will continue to learn.

They have these accreditation courses you can take for either PPC advertising, or Article Marketing. I am really looking forward to learning enough about PPC to take the Accreditation course.

There is still so much there that I haven't even touched on yet. There's a social network called My Wa, where you'll set up a profile with a buddy talk system (similar to facebook's wall).

There is this thing call The Share Zone, where you can write instructional or inspirational type messages for the community.

There is a place called WAJobs, where you can sell your services, and pay of the services of others. Services I've seen are buying and selling article writing skills, graphics, web design, research, and just about everything else marketing related.

And every month you get access to a new NicheQ Niche. The NicheQ includes all kinds of pre-researched niches, like golf or online dating, or weight loss. You'll get PLR Articles, Media, SEO Keyword Campaigns, keyword lists, and premade templates for the Niche. It's pretty cool. You can add a new Niche every month.

There are so many cool things at WA. I only mentioned a couple of them. You really need to check it out if you're serious about becoming an internet marketer. It's such a great value for all of the great resources you get.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Mikeoyama on July 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM CST

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Worth the membership!

I'm into my third month of my Wealthy Affiliate membership, and I couldn't be more satisfied. For your money, you have access to a whole host of really helpful tutorials and walk-throughs as well as advice and other tools. I will certainly keep up my membership with Wealthy Affiliates.
 
 


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avatar   by joebloggs7654 on July 16, 2009 at 5:30 PM CST

 
 
 
Great program

I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for just over a month now and I have nothing negative to say about it. In my opinion, the best part about the program is definitely the forum. Help is always there when you need it and they are willing to hold your hand until you have reached your goals.

Once I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate, I was shocked at the amount of tutorials and website building information. There are tons of helpful material that I read through. Just bear in mind that to be successful, it will take a bit of time. Overall, this is by far the best website I've ever come across. I have learned so much and have even built a great website, all thanks to Wealthy Affiliate!
 
 


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avatar   by xxaznsugaxx on July 14, 2009 at 1:52 AM CST

 
 
 
Wealthy Affiliate: Pretty Okay

Joined the other month. It is good website to learn words/definitions that you need to become familiar with when getting into the internet marketing business. One reviewer stated that she was paying $19.95 a month. I paid $39 a month, so I guess it has gone up. Some of the best internet marketers are members there, though; for example,, Eddy Salomon and Pot Pie Girl. I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed with the forums. The forums are good, but not as much as the hype about the forums. However, if you are looking for a quick answer to a question you have, a forum search can pull old messages with answers without posting a new discussion or sending a PM to someone. The tutorials can be helpful depending on your situation. If you have excess money to spend on your new internet business you will find the tutorials more helpful. If you don’t have that much money to spend, then most of the tutorials won’t apply until you get some extra funds. The only bad thing I can say about Wealthy Affiliate is that the information on the site is extremely vast. It feels overwhelming to a newbie. At least you get loads of information for your membership (smile). All and all I think it is a good investment. However, if I had it to do over again I would wait for a promotional offer like, the first month free, or first three months for $20 (or something to that effect).
 
 


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avatar   by Letitia30 on July 14, 2009 at 1:48 AM CST

 
 
 
Overwhelming!

Is Armac a member, or not? If you are new to IM, then I doubt very much if you can get through the week long lessons in less than a week each. And the price has NEVER been $19.95 a month. In fact, because of the huge volume of stuff on the site, mostly 100% great, it takes considerable time just to find your way around. There are 30,000+ members now (according to WA) and you can believe that this makes for a very active forum, with loads of different topics covered. If you can't find it here, it most likely doesn't exist. Maybe not 100% perfect, but about as close as you can get. Do you really think there would be this many members if it wasn't good?

It takes awhile to learn IM, and by the time you are through the 8-week action plan, there is no reason you should not have some income as a result of this.
 
 


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avatar   by cocobolo on July 10, 2009 at 10:56 AM CST

 
 
 
Very Impressive and Comprehensive Service

I have been with the Wealthy Affiliate program for a little over a month. This is truly one of the most comprehensive learning resources that I have ever seen online. There is a huge amount of information and resources that are at your disposal. The support from the community is awesome. I highly recommend it.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Hannah828 on July 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM CST

 
 
 
The site is the real deal

I gave it A+ because yeah you can Google and learn but that takes too much time and guesswork and its hard to use Google to learn because you will run into scam gurus that want way more than what Wealthy Affiliate is asking for. The 8 week program is good because if you are starting out you need a track to follow.

This is one of the sites I would say is not a scam. There only four or five of those on the entire internet so think about that before you decide to not sign up. I joined a month ago and I am learning tons, not to mention I have a support group composed of newbies, people in my shoes, and experts right there for me to ask questions. They have a lot of stuff there to use that is high in value. If only I have discovered them a few months ago!
 
 


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avatar   by power2thepeeps88 on June 30, 2009 at 2:57 PM CST

 
 
 
In my view this is the best affiliate marketing system

I think wealthy Affiliate University is the best program around, certainly for a newbie like me, though it also beneficial to the more advanced affiliate as well. I struggled for around 6 months buying some pretty bad packages, before I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I have been a member for 6 months now and have no intention of canceling. I have built my first website using their website building product, I had absolutely no knowledge of this before joining WA and so am pleased that I now have the confidence to do this. I have requested lots of info from the forum and everybody has been so friendly and helpful. There is free hosting for up to 3 domain names and 30 sub domains, which is certainly enough for me at the moment.

Not sure where 'Armac' got the price from, as this is $39 a month or $29 if you pay for a full year. I've never seen it at $19 pm.

There is so much more to Wealthy Affiliate than the 8 week course, there are loads of tutorials, search tools, free hosting, turnkey feeder sites, website building tool, the forum. I think it is a great program, but I do think you need to give it a go for at least a couple of months, to get the most benefit from it and find out all the things it offers.

I would be happy to answer any questions on this system.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Carolh1 on June 30, 2009 at 2:53 PM CST

 
 
 
Wealth of information

I have been in WA for a couple of weeks. At first I found it to be a little overwhelming, but have since learned my way around. There is lots of great info to be found there if one wants to learn the ins and outs of internet marketing, "without all the hype".

I'd recommend it. Heck if you wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, you'd want, no you'd need to be, properly trained. No different with internet or network marketing.
 
 


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avatar   by willierobertsogm on June 25, 2009 at 5:46 PM CST

Okay, so while this won't make you rich overnight, it can help you to offset the higher cost to fill up your car's gas tank and put food on the table Asian Biker Babes
 
 
 
Not impressed

I signed up for the 8 week course at $19.95/mth and unsubscribed before the second month as, in my view, it's a waste of money. The course only opens up one week at a time even though the first four weeks could easily have been done in one week, two if you took your sweet time. Needless to say, I never saw the last four weeks but it's a safe guess to say that they could also be done in considerably less time but that wouldn't get you to pay another $19.95.

The forums they rave about so much are no big deal. There are plenty just as good that you can access for free. That goes for the rest of the features offered also. The WYSIWYG tool for creating websites looks to be off the ark, in internet years, and their free hosting service is severely limited.

Save your $19.95/mth and do a little Googling. Everything offered at WA is freely available with a little searching.
 
 


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