What is Wealthy Affiliate University everyone is talking about? Here is my Genuine and Honest Review 2018.

Let’s get straight to the point and let me explain to you what my big passion is.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online course that teaches you everything you need to know about making your own website that generates income and profits through affiliate programs for years to come. It’s a university with a large online community of members who are always updated on what’s working and not working when it comes to making money online.

In my opinion is Wealthy Affiliate most definitely NOT a fast ‘get rich’ system with devious intentions, expensive upsells and false promises, but it teaches you clever white-hat ways to build a high ranking website with methods you probably haven’t thought of before.

I’ve been a Premium member of WA since 2014, and this is my totally honest insider Wealthy Affiliate review. If you have ANY questions or doubts, please leave me your question below in the comment section and I will answer it as fast as I possibly can! No question is too stupid

No question is too stupid.

I mean it.

First, a few lines with useful information:

What it is: Affiliate marketing and SEO school
Price: $0 Starter Lifetime Membership /  $49 per month Full Premium ($29 per month if you pay for a whole year)
 Kyle and Carson
Overall Ranking: 9/10 (Great stuff)


A Few Years ago I didn’t Know Anything about Affiliate Marketing – Now I Feel I Know it All!

Well almost…

It’s easy to get carried away when I look back and felt the excitement as I started the first lessons of the course. This was something completely new to me, and there I sat and was guided through one amazing lesson after the other, one step at a time, towards building my own money making website.

I was learning something new every single day and quite frankly I didn’t get much sleep in that period… That is not recommended.

Back then, I remember thinking that I still didn’t really believe I could earn money online. I thought: Is Wealthy Affiliate just a Scam? But just after a few months, I understood that there actually might be a chance when I saw the first dollars rolled in.

Now, I see that my commissions increase every month which is exciting to see! That is not something you would experience in a normal job. I work hard towards my goal of making a living off working from home with my own internet business.

But, enough about me.

Let’s look at what Wealthy Affiliate can offer YOU with my help!

Who Is Wealthy Affiliate For?

A re you afraid this is not for you? Or that you are not the type of person that can do this and earn money online?

If so you are an extremely rare person!

Wealthy Affiliate is for everyone!

  • Old and young people!
  • Unemployed, or people looking for a career change!
  • Students (or dropouts)!
  • Dreamers who want freedom and be their own master!
  • People who want an extra income!
  • Boys and girls that are looking for an honest way of making money online!
  • Those who have tried affiliate marketing before and not succeeded!
  • Total beginners or more experienced marketers!

If you fit one of these descriptions I think you will find this course useful. Wealthy Affiliate is perhaps more suited for newbies in the affiliate world than pros, but there are many levels and tons of information to dig through – if you want.

When I joined I was quite surprised to see people from all over the world, in all ages and an even mix of men and women. Affiliate marketing is something anyone can do from their own living room. There is a LOT of busy people with kids and jobs who find the time to work on their niche marketing dream once in a while – like me.

There are those who doesn’t have a job but want to create one for themselves and of course a bunch of people that has been in the trade for a few years who earn their living from what they learned at Wealthy Affiliate.

All you need is a little time now and then, and when you eventually master the skill of web page building, SEO, and Google ranking – you will find even more time in your schedule because it is so much fun!

If you happen to have experience with SEO and affiliate marketing there is something for you too. The classrooms and Live Chat is perfect to share experiences, meet other professionals, and perhaps be someone’s hero by helping them out.

0$ Starter Membership

Try before you buy is crucial in Wealthy Affiliate’s success formula. To get started making your own online business, you need to pay…

To get started making your own online business, you need to pay… absolutely nothing. The price is zero dollars to try this out and there is no time limit to the Starter Membership. It’s a rare deal and absolutely worth a try.

Actually, I don’t think that you should never buy anything like this before you get the chance to try it first.

Wealthy Affiliate has a parade of tools and training to keep you occupied for a very long time and a lot of this is actually accessible in the FREE membership.

Here’s what you get as a Premium member:

Online Training Course

First of all, you have the Certification Courses you start with. It’s a course with 5 levels of 10 lessons each with a mix of text and videos that teach you how to set up your first website, how to get traffic and how to monetize it.

The pace is slow and easy to follow. You tick off each task as you go, but you can, of course, go back and do portions as many times as you like.

Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - Level 1
Online Entrepreneur Certification Course – Level 1

The 5 top levels of the Online Entrepreneur Certification cover:

  • Getting Started (Level 1)
  • Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website (Level 2)
  • Making Money! (Level 3)
  • Mastering Social Engagement (Level 4)
  • The Business of Content – Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation (Level 5)

To give you an insight in the sub-topics, these are the main topics in Level 1 Getting Started:

  • Lesson 1 – Getting Rolling!
  • Lesson 2 – Understanding How To Make Money Online
  • Lesson 3 – Choose a Niche
  • Lesson 4 – Building Your OWN Website
  • Lesson 5 – Setting Up Your Website
  • Lesson 6 – Getting Your Site Ready for SEO
  • Lesson 7 – Finding Content Ideas from Keywords
  • Lesson 8 – Understand Website Pages & Creating Your First 3 pages
  • Lesson 9 – Creating Quality Website Content
  • Lesson 10 – Congratulations and Your Next Steps

Doesn’t it sound great?


In addition to the first certification course you can dive into even more interesting subjects like Authoring and Writing Content, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Video Marketing, Email Marketing and Pay Per Click Marketing in the Classrooms section.

This is especially good for advanced users, but beginners will also find a ton of useful information here. Each and every one of these subjects is important on your way towards building a successful website, but you’ll know when you feel ready to start investigating the classrooms.

Live Video Classes

In the Video Classes ,sections are tons of hour’s long training videos. These are recordings of the weekly Live Webinars hosted by Jay who is a brilliant and successful internet marketer and coach.

Two of my favorites are his ‘6 Week Schedule to Profits’ and ‘10 Steps Required for Top Google Rankings’. When I’m writing this he’s taken on the task of making a live niche page from scratch which is pretty cool to watch.

Get help whenever you need it through the community
Live Chat Window
Live Chat Window

If you have questions or are stuck with something, there are many ways of getting help.

The Live Chat function is one of the unique features of WA. Here you will get in touch with other members 24 hours a day, the whole year. It’s a social place with members in all stages from beginners to professionals and NO questions are too stupid to ask in here. It’s very social and sometimes too addictive.

It is a great place to meet people you can start to follow and build up your network. Knowing talented people in the trade are essential for your own success and with help from them, it is easier to do the right things the first time. After a while, you start helping others as well, and that is in my opinion extremely valuable for both parties and your own learning.

You can also write your own Blog Posts or Question Posts other members can interact with and answer. Not always as quick as the chat, but you can ask more complicated questions and get longer answers.

Take a look at my own WA profile here if you like. My member name is AndreasS if you have to search.

Secure, fast, and Easy Website Creation with WordPress

The Free Membership offers you hosting of 2 websites with a SiteRubix.com domain name. It simply means that your domain name will have this formula: yoursite.siterubix.com

This is a pretty awesome deal in my eyes. My experience has shown me that in the beginning, you should concentrate on building one site anyway.  It is better to concentrate on one GREAT site rather than many mediocre ones.

As a paying member, you get hosting for 25 sites, which is more than enough.

Even if your site is hosted through WA, and you can buy domains at wealthyaffiliate.com, you can buy your own .com domain names elsewhere and connect it to your sites as a Premium Member too. It is quite convenient to get access to all your sites (if you have more than one) via one portal on WA.

All new sites are pre-installed with WordPress and the All In One SEO plugin which makes it very easy to build pages, write content, make the site look visually appealing, and implement necessary tools for SEO.

If you have never heard about WordPress and never built a website in your life, don’t worry – you will learn everything from start to finish.

I have written a few more details about the content management system WordPress in my Building a Website article.

Keyword Research Help
Keyword Research Tool
Keyword Research Tool

The Premium membership gives you access to a built-in Keyword Tool that helps you to find the best words to write content around. The tool helps you with finding out how many monthly searches a keyword gets and its competition. The Free Membership is limited to 30 searches in a keyword research tool called Jaaxy.

Wealthy Affiliate also gives you a list of 100 good keywords to use once in a while, but I think the best way is to do the research myself. I find mining for good keywords to be a fun and rewarding exercise.

As you can see you get a lot, and I haven’t covered everything.

Pros and Cons

What you get which are positive:
– Sign up for free – for life!
– No previous background or knowledge in any field is necessary – it is suitable for beginners!
– A relevant, updated online course which is easy to follow with video training and step-by-step tutorials!
– A huge community of awesome and kind people ready to help you with their support!
– It is not a Multi-level-Marketing (MLM) scheme or a “Get rich fast” scam!
– Hosting and domain name for two free websites you will learn how to set up!
– Spam-free environment!
– All year around open Live-Chat!
– No upsells, expect for the Premium Membership!
– Possible to buy .com domains inside!
– SSL Certification of your sites! (Very important for Google rankings in 2017)
– $0 Starter Membership – which is a great deal compared to other more expensive affiliate courses.

What you get which are not so good:
– An overwhelming amount of information.
– It takes much time to learn everything.
– Live Chat can be very addictive and you might spend too much time there.
– Not possible to advertise or sell own products inside the WA community. (It’s a learning zone and not a selling zone – no one will push other products on you).
– Even if the starter membership is great, it’s recommended to upgrade to Premium to get to the juicy stuff, which cost more.

Please place a comment in the field below if you have an own experience, good or bad, or have a question.

The Price

Starter Lifetime Membership

As mentioned previously the first membership is absolutely free – indefinitely. And that’s how you start. Don’t pay anything before you try it!

Next level – Premium Membership

Eventually, and if you are serious about money making, the next and top level are the Premium Membership. This is the ONLY upsell and costs $47 a month (or $359 a year which is $29 a month)

After a while, you will have no problems with covering that monthly cost from commissions you make from affiliate sales.

But be sure to try the free version by clicking the button above before you buy anything.

Here’s one of my famous quotes:

The price for Premium Online Success is actually Ridiculously cheap – You’ll Earn it Back in no Time!

Final Words on my Wealthy Affiliate University Review

There’s no doubt that I find Wealthy Affiliate to be the best home business opportunity there is, especially for beginners. I can say it because I started as a newbie and now I’m making profits!

So here is my final verdict and score:

This course has widened up my horizon to a whole new world of wisdom on how internet money making works.

Now I have a solid platform to build my own future and hopefully a living from affiliate commissions in the upcoming years. I want to continue on this path with you, and that we can learn from each other.

If you have ANY questions, comments, complaints, worries, or happy thoughts – be sure to write them below and I will answer you as quick as I can.

See you soon. 🙂

24 Replies to “Wealthy Affiliate University Review 2018!

  1. What a great review. I appreciate you being so thorough and honest. How long will it take until I make money? This sounds like a really awesome program!

    1. Hi, Nate! Thanks for the comment. When you will start making money depends on a lot of factors like your niche, content and how hard you work. I earned my first $33 on the Amazon affiliate program, Amazon Associates, after one month. It could take a week, or it could take a few months. Anyway, don’t give up if you don’t earn straight away. Everyone need a bit of time. Good luck! Andreas

  2. A very well written and detailed review. WA looks like a very genuine opportunity for anyone who is looking to start his own business.
    I am very passionate about starting my online business. How much time do you think one should put into the training?
    I have a full time job also but what I am really passionate about is starting my business online.

    1. Hi, Tushar!

      Thank you for the kind words. WA is a great place to start for people wondering what is an online business and to learn the skill of making niche sites and earn affiliate commissions.

      I think that the only correct answer on how much time one should put into the training and writing quality content is – as much time as you can spare.

      Of course, more hours will get you there faster, but anything will do. Even if you can only work for an hour every other day, it is much better than nothing and in a few years time you would not regret it.


  3. Hi, Andreas, A very honest and straightforward review of Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, all the information is there. It is a matter of concentrating on specific areas at a time, and not trying to travel too fast. But most definitely a more balanced approach than some other courses and programs that offer overnight riches. By the way, I went to look at your profile like it says, and the link took me to the sign-up page and not your profile. I check it out again next time. Best wishes, Chris

    1. Hi Chris! I’m glad you enjoyed the review. 🙂 I think I managed to link correclty to my profile now. Thanks for letting me know something wasn’t right. Andreas

  4. Like you I was blown away by the Wealthy Affiliate training courses, every lesson was a mixture of “oh wow this is totally awesome” and “this mak es perfect sense!”

    I too worked day and night, negating food and sleep when I found out and made my first sale within 2 weeks of joining – though as you say, this way is defnitely not recommended!!

    3 years on im still a member and I always will be. Wealthy Affiliate is unparallelled.

  5. Thank you Andreas for this page lays it down before me 1. Good foundation a good base to start from yes and picking a good niche market awesome advice, my suggestion is to ask our kids they have a good inkling what’s hot and not for a niche market.
    I am very convinced WA is the way to go for anyone but especially if you a beginner and I must say very cheap if you pay for whole year ahead for the know-how and opportunity to become part of the WA community and earn money.
    Manny Thanks

  6. Hey there! I found your article very informative and interesting to read. I’m looking for a part time job online and I found that affiliate marketing is a good part time job. It can give you passive income when you became successful with it. I can’t choose what affiliate marketing program should I go with. After I read your article I found out that wealthy affiliate is a good affiliate marketing program. But I also heard good things about affilorama. Which one do you think is better wealthy affiliate or affilorama? I really appreciate your response.

    1. I have heard good things about Affilorama myself, so I guess it is a legit course! I must admit that I haven’t tried this program yet. I’m planning to try it out and make a proper review of it, but at this moment I can’t give you any information about Affilorama. I just love WA. 🙂 In the end, there are many, many ways to earn money online and online courses that teach you how. But I recommend choosing one, and stick with that, and I’m sticking to WA. Andreas

  7. Hi,
    It is clear from your review that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to start any online business. With a;ll the training and helpful community. thanks a lot for showing me the right place to START any online work.

    But my question is, You mentioned of the Premium membership and also the FREE starter members. Please which of the two will you recommend I sign up for?

    Once again thank you so much for helping me know the best place to sart an ONLINE Business.

    1. Hi, Stephen! I always recommend starting with the Free membership. I’m believe you should always have the opportunity to try out a service, online course or product before you pay for it. When you have tried the free membership for a while and will become a serious online entrepreneur, you can decide if you want to upgrade to get further.

      In the end, I think the price for the Premium membership is so low that it pays itself back in no time if you follow the steps of the course and work consistent with your affiliate marketing sites.

      Good luck. 🙂


  8. Great review about Wealthy Affiliate University. You give thorough review so we have comprehensive knowledge on wealthy affiliate. Many program that offer start online business but some of them are scams and very expensive. From your review I think this is a nice place to start online business. Thanks for the reviews

  9. A very honest review of one of the longest training programme for internet marketers. I think its longevity speaks volumes about its success. They have clearly thought of everyone for this programme.The training is so comprehensive and the live chat feature is really helpful.
    I should add, that they have increased their pricing to $49, still a bargain in my opinion.
    All the best

    1. Hi! Thanks for the comment! I have updated the price with correct monthly payment. If you chose to pay for a whole year it is cheaper – $29. And the Black Friday offer is a bargain. 🙂 Andreas

  10. Great review! Like you, I started out on Wealthy Affiliate with no experience. I didn’t know anything about website building or online marketing. Now, I feel like I know enough to be successful, but I continue to learn. Wealthy Affiliate provides all the training and education a person would need to succeed online. It just takes a willing to learn, time, and hard work.

    I also appreciate the community of like-minded people who are there to help, support and encourage each other. I believe this is so important when starting something new.

    I’d recommend Wealthy Affiliate to anyone. Thank you for promoting such a trustworthy opportunity!


    1. Thanks for the comment Weston! It is always a pleasure to see other fans of Wealthy Affiliate on my site. I learnt everything I know about website building, affiliate marketing and making my own online business from Wealthy Affiliate – just like you. Keep up the good work! Andreas

  11. Hello Andreas,

    Thank you very much for the straightforward no bs review on wealthy affiliate. I was searching on the web to find a way to make money online. I’ve seen wealthy affiliate a few times, but I want to make sure it is legitimate before I invest my time.

    Good news is like you stated, it’s free to start, so there is very minimal risk.

    Thanks again,

    1. Hi Eric! Yes, go ahead and try. It is absolutely free to check out how things work. I would say that it is no risk at all. 🙂 You might end up addicted to affiliate marketing and earning money thou… Andreas

  12. Internet is full of scams, and wealthy affiliate is one of few good ways to make money online. I really like the training, there are so many instructive lessons that helped me a lot, plus the community is really helpful as well. If you don’t want to buy premium it’s okay, you can look around, talk with other people, ask them how are they doing, and make this decision without pressure. Thanks for the article.

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