How does Wealthy Affiliate really work?

With all the hype out there, I wanted to give you all the information about Wealthy Affiliate!

Wealthy Affiliate isn’t another one of those get rich quick schemes! Sure you can use the information they teach you and you can make a ton of money, but that won’t happen overnight!

Watch the video below to find out more about Wealthy Affiliate!

I also have some other video’s down below that I’m sure you will find helpful!

If you are willing to put forth the effort and time, you yourself can become successful at affiliate marketing!

Wealthy Affiliate is in my opinion the best of the best when it comes to learning all about affiliate marketing and how to effectively utilize the information given.

A brief overview of Wealthy Affiliate.

To better understand Wealthy Affiliate we need to first talk about Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Marketing is a technique used to earn money by sending people to purchase products from sellers.

The people sent is your readers, your audience, your followers. The sellers are people who sell products and merchandise.

So how does Wealthy Affiliate factor in to all of this? Wealthy Affiliate is simply a platform if you will, it is a learning platform, but it is much more than that.

Wealthy Affiliate will teach you everything you need to know to get started building out your online business as a free starter member. As a Premium member, you are able to take that business that you started and turn it into something BIG!

How this works is through the many training courses and webinars, keyword research, community support, trial and error explanations from other user’s and much more!

If you want to find out everything to do with Wealthy Affiliate, you need to read to the bottom of the page. I have recently added new videos to better explain things throughout the page.

Levels of training!

When you sign up for Wealthy Affiliate as a free member, you get access to the basic lessons which will get you started in the right direction!

With the Getting started you will learn the basics of how to do keyword research, how to write content, how to set up your website through the SiteRubix platform and much more!

As a premium member, you have access to:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Building your own Traffic producing Website
  3. Making Money
  4. Mastering Social Engagement
  5. Achieving maximum success through content creation

With the Premium member training you are able to hone in on your skill’s with creating excellent content and how to layout your website as far as what you need and don’t need.

The Making money section goes over the different affiliate network site’s and how you can find the best affiliate program’s for you and your niche!

When I first started out I didn’t know anything about how Affiliate marketing worked. I knew you could make money online through Ebay or Amazon, but in recent year’s the cost of those have gone up due to the raise in Fee’s. So it can be harder for new entrepreneur’s to make money going down that route!

Each course has 10 lessons, so that is a total of 50 lessons for Premium member’s and 10 lessons for free member’s!

You have access to two classroom’s as a starter member, but as a premium member, you have access to all 12 classroom’s! I will admit, I don’t use these often enough! Not because the content within them are no good, but because I have a limited amount of time in the day and I just never seem to get that extra time.

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Website and hosting?

That is right, with Wealthy Affiliate you can buy domain’s and work on your website through Wealthy Affiliate. As a starter member you can get two websites hosted through Wealthy Affiliate! As a Premium member you can have a total of 50 domains!

Here is how you can get a free domain or buy a domain! Let’s start with getting a free domain through the SiteRubix platform! Watch the video below to find out to to create a website for free!

First you’ll want to click on websites in the side menu within the dashboard. From there you will want to click on Site Builder! Here you can click “On a free domain” to register a Domain with the platform.

From here you can type in the Domain that you want. Here you can see that I have chosen “dogbedsunited” for the Domain name. I used the same name for the site title, just with spaces as you can see.

As you can see to the right, it will let you know whether that Domain is available or not. From there you will just need to choose the Theme that you like best!

I’ll be honest I have never used option of transferring over your website to their hosting. So I couldn’t tell you how well it work’s or how easy it is.

Now I’ll tell you how to look for a Domain and how to purchase it!

You can either click on Register a Domain from above, or you will want to click on the website link from the side column of the Dashboard like you did before and then click on Domains.

I went with the same Domain name as I did with the Domain.

You’ll see here that It brought up a list of .com .org and .net addresses. The prices are different with the 3. You might have also noticed that below the URL that I typed in, it brought up some other suggestion’s.

If the Domain is no longer available it will let you know. Once you find the one that you want, click add to cart. Once you add it to the cart you can click on View cart.

Welcome to My Cart:

From here you’ll want to verify that you have chosen the right Domain. then you’ll want select the pricing you want, then add your contact detail’s. This part is important because it will be needed to activate the Domain once you purchase it. Then last but not least, the Payment option.

With the payment option’s, you can use a credit or debit card, or you can use WA point’s to purchase the Domain. I’ll explain later on how to earn points within Wealthy Affiliate.

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How is the support system within Wealthy Affiliate?

The support system is phenomenal! You won’t have to wait days to get answer’s! Kyle and Carson are there to answer questions, you also have the whole Wealthy Affiliate community to help answer all of your questions!

If you are ever feeling stuck with something, or have any question’s about anything at all, all you need to do is click on the “Help Center” at the bottom of the left side bar:

From there you’ll see:

The Site support:

The site Support is only available to those who are on the premium side of Wealthy Affiliate. This is a great tool to utilize if you ever have any issues with your website! I have only had to use this once. I found it very helpful, but it isn’t necessarily instant. I did get an email back within 10 minute’s on how to fix the issue though.

Ask a Question:

I have used this on multiple occasion’s! You are able to ask any kind of question that you might have with anything related to Affiliate Marketing! Here is what you’ll see when you click on “Ask a Question”:

Let’s say I was wondering about what plugins to use, but more specifically what is the best plugin to use for social media sharing button’s. Let’s take a look:

Now this is something I know the answer to, but it had just dawned on me that I never installed the plugin that I use on my other site, the name of that plugin is “Easy social share buttons“. I will be installing that plugin at some point in the near future.

So now that you have your question title and question description, you will need to “Choose a Classroom”:

Now since my question is pertaining to the WordPress back office, I went with “Everything WordPress” for the classroom to submit my question to.

Once you click on “Everything WordPress” it will close the drop down menu and bring you back to this:

Now all you need to do is verify that you have given a good description of your question and once you’re satisfied, hit “Submit your Question!:

There you have it! That is how you use the “Ask a Question” option within the Help Center! Remember that if you have any question’s about anything you see here, be sure to leave a comment below with your question and I will do my best to answer any of the question’s that you may have 🙂

Live Chat:

With a live Chat section, you can type in your question and there will be someone there to answer your question for you! Remember that if you are on a starter account, you will only have access to the Live Chat for the first 7 days once you open your account! I don’t use this feature too often, although it is nice to hop on and chat with other’s within the community here at WA!

Private Messaging:

I have not used this much at all. I find it better in a way to just use the “Ask a Question” because that way it will be out there for other’s to see and they can search that same question and more than likely find an answer fast because it will pop up in the search menu.

Every week there are webinars that you can sign up to watch live or you can watch in your free time after it has aired. These can be very helpful in understanding different ways that you can improve your writing and content as well as many other areas!

In order to watch it live, you must be a Premium member. If you are on a starter account you can view it at a later date, I think it usually open’s up the day after it went live.

What about Keyword research?

Built into the Wealthy Affiliate Dashboard, you are able to click on the Research tab and it will allow you to look up the best keywords!

As a free member you are able to do 30 searches. As a premium member you are able to do how ever many searches you want! Wealthy Affiliate and Jaaxy have teamed up to help you succeed!


As long as you are a premium member you can set up an account with Jaaxy for free. This allows you to retrieve 20 results per search.

Each result will bring you the average number of monthly searches and the estimated amount of traffic you can receive if you are ranked on the first page of search engine’s.

You can also click on get QSR (Quoted Search Results). This will allow you to see the number of websites that are competing with that search term! It will also show you the KQI (Keyword Quality Index), it is either green for good, yellow for OK and red for poor. It also opens up the SEO which is a ranking of 1 – 100 with the higher the number the better the keyword is to used to get ranked on the first page!

You are able to create different list’s for your keyword searches. If you have 5 different website’s that you are working with, then you can save each keyword that you want to use in the future for each website! You don’t have to group them all together, you can just create a list for each site!

Here is an easy way to create a list and add keyword’s to your list. First click on the “Research” tab in the side column:

Then type in the Keyword phrase that you are wondering about in the search menu:

Here you can see the results of the search. I went ahead and clicked the “Get QSR” to show you the results. As you can see the top keyword “Make money online” will net you a lot of traffic, but look at the SEO ranking and the KQI! It would be hard to get ranked starting out with this one.

Go ahead and click on the small box to the left of each keyword like so:

Then click on the “Save to List” button near the top. That will open a pop up menu:

The new list section will already be open, from there you can put the name of your list. Once you create the list, when you go to add more, you can just hit the “Existing list” and you can select from the drop down menu which list you want to add the new keywords to.

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Site rank – Check your Ranking’s!

If you are wondering how well your articles are ranking for individual keyword’s then you can use the Site Rank checker! All you need to do is type in the Keyword phrase that you used for your article and put in the website address for the website it is on and it will search Google, Bing and Yahoo to see if you are ranked on the first page!

If you are ranked on the first page, it will show you the position you are in as well as any changes to the position over time, that way you can keep track of your ranking’s!

Now as a Jaaxy Lite member, which is the free membership for Wealthy Affiliate member’s, you are only able to have it check the first page. You can though upgrade to be able to have it search up to the 20th page if you would rather.

Alphabet soup! – Stuck in finding new keyword’s? Try this!

The Alphabet soup allows you to easily search for new keyword’s that you haven’t thought of yet. All you do is start by typing in what you want to talk about.

Here are the results for “A”
Let’s say I’m having a hard time thinking about what keyword’s to target in the making money from home niche, all you do it type in “making money from home” and you will get a list of 10 results each for every letter A through Z!That is a total of 260 potential keyword’s that you can do more research with and find the keyword that is best for you!
Here are the results for “K”

Brainstorm HQ – Find New and trending Idea’s!

Are you thinking about creating another site? Well with the Brainstorm HQ you can look into a vast amount of niche’s and you are able to find what the best new keyword’s within that niche! This is handy to use before you create website’s!

You are also able to search using the Affiliate program’s tab in the Research section!

That is what you have available for free as a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate!

Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Program?!?! What?

That is right, Wealthy affiliate has an affiliate program, but it is unlike any other! Most affiliate program’s you have to get a sale within 24 hours, some are 3 days and a few are a few weeks to a few months. With Wealthy Affiliate you have lifetime cookies!

Tell me, How many other affiliate program’s out there have lifetime cookies? I’ll wait.

The payout is the first of every month, they have never missed a payment since they started the company back in 2005!

Oh yeah, if you get 300 Affiliate signup’s within a calendar year, you will get an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to hang out with Kyle and Carson and other affiliate marketer’s! You will learn so much and have a blast!

But what is the Pay?

Well as a starter member (which is the free membership) You will get $4 for the special offer sign up’s and $11.75 per month after the special offer!

As a Premium member you will get $8 for the special offer sign up and then you will get $23.50 a month after the first month!

That is right, you get pair every month for the same sign up. As long as the member keep’s the membership going, you will continue to get the monthly payout!

Oh yeah, for those that sign up for the yearly plan, which is actually a money saver in the long run, you will get $175 as a premium member or $87.50 for starter member’s. Now those commission’s are yearly, not monthly, so every year they continue their membership, you will continue to get paid yearly for that!

So Let’s say you have 20 people sign up under you and they stay for a year, as a premium member ($23.50 X 20 X 12) that is $470 a month which adds up to $5,640 over the course of a year!

As a starter member ($11.75 X 20 X 12) That is $235 a month which adds up to $2,820 over the course of a year.

All in all I am happy with Wealthy Affiliate! I am glad that I took that leap of faith and tried this system out! I would recommend it to anyone that is looking to earn money from home online!

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8 Replies to “How does Wealthy Affiliate really work?”

  1. You have written an extremely comprehensive post here about Wealthy Affiliate.  As they used to say, “It’s all that and a bag of chips”.  

    The information might seem overwhelming but it is all available to Wealthy Affiliate Premium members.  I can only speak for myself and I am happy to be a member.

    All the best to you and Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you! I haven’t heard that phrase in a few year’s. It brings back some memories :-).

      Yes there is a ton of information available with Wealthy Affiliate!

      Thank you, you as well. Happy Holidays!

  2. Great review of Wealthy affiliate.  I am just a newbie myself and am still learning.  There are just so many good things about this program that everyone should at least check it out as that is free to do.You will know after signing up for free, and getting the initial training wether this is right for you or not.  There are so many false promises out there of getting rich quick that it is refreshing when you are not told that you will make a certain amount of money in a certain amount of time, and all of those programs and products cost a lot more than one year at Wealthy affiliate.  It all comes down to the question of how much you are willing to invest in yourself.

    1. Thank you! That is what I liked the most about it, that it was absolutely free and no credit card information was needed to set up the starter account.

      Yes, there are a lot of false promises out there! Now there are some who luck out and can strike it rich overnight, but that is very few and far between! I know I tried out some of those get rich quick scheme’s and all I managed to get quick was a saddening realization that it wasn’t working out.

      That is correct, Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t make any empty promises of how much money you can make and I think that is a great rule to follow. Everyone is different, we all work at out own pace. What some can make in a certain amount of time is different that what others can do.

      Yeah, I have seen some go for a one time payment of only $11,999.00. Who doesn’t have that amount of money just laying around?

      If you want to be successful with any kind of online business you do need to invest in yourself, time and money, to get where you want to be.

  3. WOW I am not sure how long it took for you to put this post together but it is one of the most comprehensive I have seen.

    As a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate I can say that this is one of the best reviews I have seen recently of the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

    You have pretty much covered everything, but by now your readers should be able to see that this is not your ordinary platform, but it is an outstanding plethora of tools and support.

    I pay a monthly fee to be part of WA, and it is not without reason.

    It is simply one of the best platforms around.

    I am presently transferring all my (15) websites from my present host to sit under WA’s hosting and then I will cancel my present hosting contract.

    By the way, I make way more from WA than my monthly fee, so it is also self-liquidating.

    Great review and if you are reading this and wondering if you should loin…

    In my opinion, stop thinking and go ahead and join!

    Great job!


    1. Thank you! It has taken me some time. I have recently started going through my older post’s and have been revamping them. What I started out with just using screen shot’s, I am now switching everything over to video.

      I figure that it is easier to just watch the video as opposed to having to scroll through countless pictures.

      Wealthy Affiliate isn’t anywhere close to those get rich quick schemes! You have a lot of training and a whole community by your side to help you in every step of the way.

      That is quite a few websites! I currently have 3 two here at Wealthy Affiliate and another outside of Wealthy Affiliate, I had gotten that other one before I joined WA and decided to go big or go home with the hosting so I’m going to wait until the hosting is about to draw to an end before I switch it over.

      There are the action taker’s and then there are those who fail. Not because they tried and gave up, but because they never tried.

  4. It can be a lot of hard work making money online, that’s why it’s necessary be be on the right platform.

    Your review of wealthy affiliate is very explanatory and real. It is an amazing platform for those looking to build an online business., but just as you adviced , it is not a “join today, earn tomorrow” platform . Eventually you’ll make a lot of money, if you learn and implement all you’ve learnt.

    I encourage those trying out how to make money online to go with wealthy affiliate. I know because I’m a beneficiary.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Yes it can, and the learning process is continuous. It seems every year that there are changes in the way Search Engines work.

      Yes, you can make money doing it but it won’t happen overnight.

      Thank you!

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