What Is Wealthy Affiliate About – A Scam Or Legit

A scam artist picking a man's pocketbook.

Some questions are too easy. Wealthy Affiliate is 100% legit and focuses on affiliate marketing. It’s not a 1950s scam artist picking a man’s pocket.

But that’s not really why you’re here. No, you probably want the answers to a few other questions:

  1. What is affiliate marketing?
  2. Why would I want to do it?
  3. If it’s so great, why isn’t everybody doing it?
  4. How much does it cost to get started?
  5. What’s the catch?

I’m sure there are a few more, but you can ask those in the comments section if you like.

Let’s start with number 1…

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a lucrative business model in which you first choose an interest, such as a hobby, skill, or pastime, that you enjoy (preferably love). This is called a niche.

Then, you build a website where you write about your niche to get others who are also interested in your niche to read it.

WordPress is where you will build this website. Don’t worry—it’s easy. In fact, if you want to, you can have your site up in a few minutes at Wealthy Affiliate.

Thirdly, you will create links in your content that send your readers to vendors like Amazon, Chewy, Walmart, Tractor Supply Company, and thousands of other possible affiliate programs. If they buy through your link, you get a commission!

In a nutshell, it looks like this…


The four steps in affiliate marketing

What’s the Catch?

The catch is that affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes patience and persistence to make the really big bucks. There are no tricks, secret hacks, or shortcuts to success in affiliate marketing.

A young boy and girl catching a fish from a pretty pond on a clear day.

If anyone tells you you can make a lot of money quickly with very little work, they are either scamming you or want you to help them rob a bank. I don’t recommend you fall for either.

Sure, there are a bunch of people who have made a lot of money in their affiliate marketing businesses, but it didn’t happen overnight. Persistent content creation done in your spare time and the comfort of your own home is what gets the job done.  

Let me share a little bit of my own business experience. In the 1990s, I had two brick-and-mortar businesses. I was up at dawn getting ready for customers, waited on their every whim throughout the day, and worked cleaning up and doing paperwork into the night. Let’s say there was a lot of “heavy lifting” involved. That was hard.

Affiliate marketing is done on your keyboard, YouTube, and other social media platforms. I have used my keyboard only so far, but it has served me well enough. Here is what I have done in the past couple of weeks…

I’ll take on 2 and 3 together…

Why Isn’t Everybody Doing It – Why Would I?

Many have tried and failed. I did. This is my second legit go at an affiliate marketing business.

I failed the first time because I didn’t have the support that Wealthy Affiliate Marketing offers. The owners, Kyle and Carson, are the best in the industry, and they have built a platform with a support community unlike any I have seen online or offline.

Only you can answer why you want to build your affiliate marketing business. It could be because the model’s scalability is infinite. Depending on your desire, you can make pennies or millions.

Need proof? Here’s a shot of some successful blogs from the Wealthy Affiliate platform…

These are just some of the people who are making great money at Wealthy Affiliate. Why would you want to be among these folks?

It could be because you want to stay relevant as you age or because you want to create a legacy for your family.

Speaking of age, do you think you are too old to start a business? I’m 63, and I started hitting it hard one year ago, and I am doing great!

Remember, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. That goes for business, too.

Maybe you want a new car or house or to pay the bills without worry. Your WHY is yours to answer…

How Much Does it Cost to Get Started?

If I told you “nothing,” you would be skeptical, no?

Well, you can take a test drive for free to see if the affiliate marketing business is for you. If you like what you see, there are two premium levels and a monthly or annual subscription.

Again, you can look for free, so you don’t pay a cent unless you want to sign up for a premium upgrade.

To put things in perspective, an annual Premium upgrade costs less than a dollar a day. And paid monthly, it is less than two dollars a day. I borrowed $45,000.00 to buy my first brick-and-mortar business.

Don’t be fooled by the seeming little risk because, believe me, the reward could be phenomenal.

Take a Look and See What You Think

The Wealthy Affiliate affiliate marketing business model is worth a look if you are kicking tires, and especially if you are deadly serious about building a real business for yourself. Don’t be fooled by the low startup costs; the scale of this business is mind-blowing.

And finally, you don’t have to worry about getting your pocket picked. Wealthy Affiliate has been helping people like you and me make money online since 2003. You will never meet better business partners than Kyle and Carson, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate Marketing. It has helped me obtain three income streams since I started there. It can do the same for you!

So, take control of your future and start an online business today. What are you waiting for?

===>Sign Up For a Free Test Drive Today<===

Maybe you will thank me later.

Take care.





2 thoughts on “What Is Wealthy Affiliate About – A Scam Or Legit”

  1. I don’t know what to sell or how to do the computor that well don’t know what to call my website just confuse I was with wealthy affilate before . I just stick with it

    • Hi Therese.

      One of the problems faced by all new users, including myself, is thinking that they have to get everything perfect right from the get-go. All you really need to do is follow the training, ask questions and play with your website. The more you work at the site, the more you learn and the easier it becomes.

      It’s like swimming. You just have to get in the water and start kicking your feet and moving your arms.

      Hope that helps.



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