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My Honest, Uncensored Wealthy Affiliate Review
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My Honest, Uncensored Wealthy Affiliate Review

Hello, Steve here and you're reading my uncensored, honest, Wealthy Affiliate Review. Please note that this is a review and not the website for Wealthy Affiliate. I'm writing this because when I first was looking for this product I couldn't find many Wealthy Affiliate reviews so I thought I'd whip one up to help anyone who is in the same position as I was. Also be aware that I am going to present the good and the bad points I have found with Wealthy Affiliate so if that's something you might not want to hear then you should leave now.

A Little Background

A little background on how I found this site and why I chose to purchase the product; I was NOT looking for Wealthy Affiliate, but looking for another site instead. I had been burned by several sites that promised me the moon only to find out when I paid the 'Teaser' price that I got hammered with the upsell which was way more expensive than what I could afford. I've since found that this is the typical scam the so called Internet Guru's utilize to reel in suckers like me. You read all the lines like 'Legitimate Stay Home Jobs', 'Earn Income Home' and 'Make Income Online' and your blood starts to rush like you're onto something legit only to get another stake in the wallet.

Doubting Thomas

By this time I was as big a 'Doubting Thomas' as you could find and was researching everything before spending another nickel. While in this search I happened upon a review of the product I was looking for and it was massively negative, pointing out all of the typical scam tactics, some of which I could already identify with. 86 that product like the plague. The reviewer then informed me about Wealthy Affiliate in a very low key manner. After being victimized by repeated 'hard sell' approaches, I was pleased to just be presented with facts and the choice to opt in for a free ten day trial with no email, no credit card and no upsells. No kidding! Sounded good to me.

The Upside

First of all, it was free, that's always a bell ringer with me. Also, here's what they promised and delivered. Free websites, free training, free online support 24/7 in the chat room, their entrepreneur certification (how to make money on the web) and you can even profit from their affiliate program. You also get to talk to people from around the world in real time; that's really cool.

The Downside

The chat room support is sometimes too congested to get real support but I have gotten tons of info and support from there when it wasn't. Also it is advertised as 24/7 and the internet never sleeps, but it's not like calling a support landline and getting someone all the time. There are definitely some lull periods. Also, I was a complete illiterate about internet marketing when I started so for me it was a little frustrating to have to learn the vernacular. But there's always a learning curve to something new and it can be overcome with some persistence.

Free Membership to Premium

The only upsell is from free to premium membership; the cost of which is $47 monthly or $359 annually. (there's even a Black Friday special price of $299 annual) What the heck, they have to make money somehow and the price was very reasonable. I was comfortable but still a tad skeptical and joined as part of the free trial. Within three days I opted for the monthly subscription so I could take advantage of the additional benefits like Jay's WAbinars. (That man knows his stuff!) How bad could I get hurt with $47 a month which I could cancel at any time. But to be perfectly honest, I've learned so much about internet marketing and continue to do so, and the ability to network with some really savvy Imer's keeps me there without a second thought. It has taught me more than the basics and definitely was the solution to my situation.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that they pretty much delivered what they promised without exception. The drawbacks I encountered were minor and I was extremely impressed with the content and the friendliness and willingness to help from most of the members. Last but not least, they stated up front that internet marketing is a business and not a Get Rich Quick scheme. It takes hard work and persistence but if you're willing to put in the time then all the tools you need to succeed are right there.

I wholeheartedly agree; check it out.


Street Talk

Very good review, and I agree with all of it

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  about 9 years ago

Great article. I recently joined WA and I've found it to be a great community with a multitude of tools and resources.

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  about 9 years ago

hey michael - thanks for stopping by - it is a great community and get in touch with me at wa if you need any help

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  about 9 years ago

HI Stephen, This is a very interesting article. Thank you very much for a good job.

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  about 9 years ago

thank you - glad you liked it

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  about 9 years ago

Welcome

  
  about 9 years ago

Very good article and no BS I know exactly how you feel went through the same thing only to be disappointed over and over again. Cheers

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  about 9 years ago

amazingly enough i had been searching for something online that WASN'T a scam - it took almost five years - i kept telling people i was going to find a way to do this and everyone thought i was like don quixote - thanks for your comments

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  about 9 years ago

thanks - what an education - still so much to learn

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  about 9 years ago

Nice job.

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  about 9 years ago
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