What Is Wealthy Affiliate Program? Very Good Question

Passion equals business equals passive income

I am sure that you have heard of Wealthy Affiliate by now. You see reviews on it EVERYWHERE right? Are you asking yourself, what is Wealthy Affiliate program? Or are you asking me? Maybe a little of both, right?

What is all the hype about? Should I join? Yes you should. Why should I join Wealthy Affiliate, you ask? In all honesty, the reason would be, because you want to have your own online business and be your own boss. You have to be a stay at home parent and want to work from your own home.

Having a flexible “work when YOU want” schedule and not having anyone breathing down your neck and no alarm clock to hit. Being able to get to your child’s school play without needing to ask for time off or having to get someone to cover you.

The list can go on and on. I know for me, I needed to work from home and be with my girls and continue to be able to go to their activities, games and meets.

I will tell you what made me join Wealthy Affiliate and explain what Wealthy Affiliate really is. Just stay with me and I am sure this will help you decide if you should join as well.

What Is Wealthy Affiliate

First let me tell you what it is NOT. It is not a get rich overnight scheme nor is it an auto pilot or built for you program. In order to be successful with anything, it is up to you. You have to work for it.

It is not filled with upsells. It is definitely not a scam. It is not a program that will promise you riches and fame. You get this by correctly implementing what the training will teach you.

Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best online entrepreneur training platform ANYWHERE. They not only teach you how to become an entrepreneur, but a successful one. It has over one million members from all over the world.

This is a place that will teach you to take something that you are passionate about and turn it into your own successful business. You base your business on what you enjoy.

Imagine this, you love to cook and have created your own recipes, or have tweaked the recipes of others. Imagine the feeling you would have earning passive income on your own website, just by helping others create delicious meals for their families with your recipes?

No matter what you love to do or how you want to help others, you can do it with Wealthy Affiliate and it’s knowledgeable community.

You will learn how and where to find products or services to sell/promote that revolve around your business, in order to earn commissions.

Yes, you will need to do a lot of writing and or creating videos. But don’t worry, I wasn’t a writer either. You will be surprised at what you can do when you focus on your goal. Make money working from home and be successful at it.

You get so much more than what you pay for. I will give you a more detailed breakdown through this post. It is hard for me to contain myself because Wealthy Affiliate just has so much to offer. I will do my best to contain my composure.


You are given two types of courses that you can take and yes you are free to take them both. I do suggest starting out with the Onlinse Certification Entrepreneur first and then take the Bootcamp course.

Online Entrepreneur Certification will teach you everything you need to know about building your website/online business with a step by step approach.

Affiliate Bootcamp which is for those who love and believe in Wealthy Affiliate and want to promote it. You can take what you learn and use it to promote other services as well. If you were a member you would definitely want to take them both.

Training at W AThe training provided applies to beginners as well as experts. Even for those who have not a clue as to how affiliate marketing works or how to build an online business.

Thanks to the step by step training you are more likely to get a better understanding and learn more with this type of training than you would with other platforms.

The lessons also include videos of Kyle not only showing you the process of the task at hand, but explaining it as well.

Each task will be what helps get your business up and running as well as help you to understand the process.

There are 5 courses in Online Entrepreneur Certification and 10 lessons in each course.

You will have task to complete after each lesson. The task are geared toward the corresponding lesson. This is the step-by-step process.

You may be thinking, 5 courses? That doesn’t seem like much training. If that is what you thought, you are definitely wrong. There is so much to learn in each course that some may get overwhelmed at the amount of information there is.

Getting Started Level 1

This lesson is pretty much self-explanatory if you have some knowledge of affiliate marketing. If you don’t ( I didn’t have a clue when I first joined), it will give you a description of the 4 major steps in building a successful online business.

Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website Level 2

You will learn different techniques to getting traffic to your website/business. We all know that getting your website in front of people proves to be highly important.

Making Money Level 3

In this course you will learn many ways on how to earn money through your traffic and through your business/website.

Mastering Social Engagement Level 4

This course will help you to better understand using social media world in every aspect to better promote your business/website.

Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation Level 5

Last but not least, this course will help you with your content. After all, this will be the reason why your readers/customers come to your site and get them to buy the product/service that you are promoting or selling.

Even though these are just a brief description of the course, what they will teach you has so much more entailed to it than I can even begin to describe.

Kyle (co owner) and Carson (co owner) started out writing keyword list for others and getting paid for them. This just goes to show that even at that time they weren’t strangers to what it takes to become successful.

They both knew that they wanted a better way to help others which is how Wealthy Affiliate was created. Even though they are the owners, they are both very active in the community and continue to help members in many ways.

Free Training

The training that is available grows just as much as the changes in the online world grows. Thanks to Kyle and Carson’s Live Training by Jayencouragement, members also help with creating their own training and provide it free of charge.

Of course the owners add more of their own training and blogs to further help their members with changes that happen in the online marketing world as well.

Kyle and Carson have over 15 years of experience in this business. They do not keep things to themselves that may benefit their members. They truly care and they show it.


GDPR Training W AOur privacy policy recently changed in order to be compliant with the GDPR. Between Kyle, Carson, Marion and Loes (2 awesome members) the transition into the new policy went much smoother.

Loes and Marion created training to show us how to set up the new policy, edit what we needed to, and how to install the plugin that was now needed as well.

Now, where else would you get this type of team work and support?

The best part is, they did it out of the kindness of their heart. They provided this training to us and never even thought to charge us or anything. The members have created training on almost anything you can think of that has to do with affiliate marketing.

Another huge contributor to training would be a member named Jay. Every Friday he holds a live training session with live Q and A at the end. Jay is extremely knowledgeable in every way possible when it comes to online business and marketing.


Don’t worry. These are tools that anyone can use when you have the proper training.

If you have joined other programs in the past, I am sure you noticed that you didn’t get everything for free. At Wealthy Affiliate, everything you need is included;

This means that you will have the best keyword research tool, Jaaxy. You will not only be able to research keywords but you can also, save them to a list, create a draft for a post to write at a later time.

Wonder how your website is ranking, just check Jaaxy. Jaaxy offers brainstorming as well as alphabet soup, You will also get WordPress for building your website.

No need for coding or old school website building. Using WordPress makes building your site so much easier. You will have access to thousands of themes, plugins and widgets, as well as images.

Can’t forget about All In One SEO Pack, which gives you optimization for your website. It is beginner friendly just like everything in Wealthy Affiliate.

SiteRubix is an amazing tool that has multiple functions from choosing a domain to creating content, adding images from it image library with over 100,000 images or upload your own.

Give and receive comments as well as feedback on your post/page. SiteRubix as well as Jaaxy and WordPress are just some of the awesome tools you will have access to in order to aid you in building your successful online business.

Having trouble with your website is no issue at all in order to get SiteSupport. At the click of the mouse you can submit a ticket and get a response in a record amount of time.


I am willing to bet that you have not, nor will you find the support that is given at Wealthy Affiliate. Trust me. I have seen some programs with so called “support”.

There is an abundance amount of support there. Anytime you have a question, need some clarity or just need encouragement, there is always someone there to help.

We have the advantage of having live chat 24/7 365. This is awesome. Especially since there are members from all over the world.

It can be 2 in the morning and there will be someone there to help you. I have yet had a question that I did not receive help with.

If you are not to good with chat or just don’t like it, at the end of each lesson there is a place dedicated to asking questions pertaining to that course.

You can scroll through to see if your question has been answered already or just go ahead and ask your question. You will get a notification when someone replies. This is normally just a couple of minutes.

There is also a support center where you can click ask a question. This gives you a larger member reach. It is sore of like sending out a distress call.

When members see the question and they know how to help, the responses will start coming in. I am telling you, it is unlike anything I have ever seen in any type of program like this.

The Community

The community at W A is not only large in numbers, but in knowledge, strength and compassion as well. When Kyle and Carson were in the planning stages for Wealthy Affiliate, this is the type of community they wanted.

They have created a true “Pay It Forward” community. Members help each other in some way throughout every single day and night.

It might be sharing how one achieves success with getting traffic or encouraging a new member that may be feeling overwhelmed.

I have been on the receiving end many times. I had a member who spent at least a couple of hours helping me work on a logo.

In this community we all find members that leave such an impression on us that we want to be that same type of member. They were there for us from the beginning and are still there with us if we ever need them.

I have always been a person that wanted to help others. I now not only get to do it offline, but I get to help others through my website as well as help other members of W A.

Why I Joined

My life has been anything but normal. I will spare you those details, but what I have gone through is why I love to help others.

The last couple of years we had some changes in our life that prevented me from working outside our home. I had done some searching for work from home opportunities.

I had also researched this in the past, got involved in a few and well, lets just say I was taught a few lessons, but affiliate marketing wasn’t one of them.

From those experiences, I knew more about what to look for and wasn’t as naive this time so I knew not to fall for the “get rich” schemes. Those are just to make you see dollar signs and then line THEIR pockets with your money.

I knew nothing about affiliate marketing, but I knew I needed to work from home and earn some money. I also knew I wanted to help others. During my search I came across a review.

Since this wasn’t my first time around, my first thought was, Ugh, not another “Come join the BEST affiliate marketing program” review.

You know the ones that an already member writes a post and they all sound the same. Not this one. This one was filled with so much information and was written with honesty.

It didn’t fill me with false hope and they told me I would have to be the one to make my website successful and that they would show me how.

I just had a good feeling about it. Don’t get me wrong, I was still very skeptical. When I reached the bottom I saw “try it for free”. OK, now I was confused and stunned.

Free? Of course I thought there has to be a catch. After much deliberation, I clicked that button. I was so nervous. I just knew I was going to have to pay.

Nope. All I had to do was type in my email and create a password. I was flabbergasted. I couldn’t believe it. They had told me the truth. I did decide to become a premium member and have not regretted it.

Of course, I was still skeptical. After my first couple of days I had almost no skepticism. It was exciting yet overwhelming. After I was greeted by so many members including the owners, yeah I was loving it.

The fact that I was able to follow the training (when I didn’t even know what a keyword was) and I received answers almost immediately if I did have a question, I was hooked.

I began to see everything this member had written in their post. I have found what I have searched for many times and for years.

Did I Help You Answer The QuestionYes or No

To be honest, it is really something that you wouldn’t believe until you tried it for yourself. I can explain how wonderful it is until I am blue in the face. But would it really do any good?

You will either think the same way I did with the review that I had read, or if you are a newbie like I was, you may not even understand some of the things I mentioned.

If they can teach me how to build my own online business, and teach me the “lingo” as well as all the steps to making my business successful.

They can teach you as well. As long as you really want it and are willing to put the work into it. Sure, it may get difficult at times, depending on how much you already know and how fast you learn, but the members in the community love to help each other out. We will be there for you.

So here is your chance to have the life and freedom that you need and want, and the chance to be with your little ones at home or the chance to work from anywhere that has internet. You can be on a beach and still work. Like I said, it is absolutely FREE to try.

I did it. I knew if I didn’t, then I may miss my opportunity to work from home and earn money that will help my family. I wasn’t going to look back in a few years and have regrets because I didn’t give it a try.

We have so many members that have shared their story of how they didn’t join the first time they discovered W A, and of members that joined and didn’t take it serious in the beginning. The one thing they have in common? They all wished they had.

Ready to give it a try? Click here and be on your way to creating your online business. You are never alone at W A. I will be right there if you need me. I will also be in your cheering section. I am really good at that. Just ask all 7 of my kids.

I want to thank you for sticking with me until the end. I know it was sort of long. No matter what your decision is, I want you to know that even if it is later in life and you decide you want to give it a try. I will still be there for you.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or comments, please do leave them down below. I love hearing them just as much as I love responding to them.

Wishing you the best  in all you do,

Lee Ann





Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. Very informative article. It certainly answered all of my questions and a few I didn’t even have to start with. I found it helpful and interesting. Thank you

    • Thank you very much.
      I love hearing that I have helped someone out especially answering questions.
      I write with honesty and with this one I wanted those who read it to see what it is that has me fascinated with Wealthy Affiliate.
      Especially with how much they have taught me.
      Once again thank you for taking the time to read and for you awesome comment.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

  2. Hi Lee Ann. What a refreshingly honest post. It may have been long but it was packed full of information and held my attention all the way through. You have sold me. I will be starting the Wealthy Affiliate program ASAP.

    • Thank you very much.
      I do apologize about the length. Just think if I hadn’t kept my composer while writing it.
      I am excited to hear that you have decided to give it a shot.
      You have made your first step in to building your online business and gaining so much knowledge that you will amaze yourself.
      Please be sure to look me up so that I can follow your journey.
      Once you have had the chance to really see what you are being offered, fell free to some back and give us your version of what Wealthy Affiliate is.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

  3. It seems legit. The community and the support hooked me in. Since it’s free to join, I think I’ll give it a shot.
    I can stay for free as long as I want, right?

    • Hello and thank you for taking the time to read such a long post.
      Wealthy Affiliate is definitely legit.
      If you truly give it a shot, you will definitely see how awesome the community and support are right from the start.
      You can stay free as long as you like. You will just not have access to everything that you would as a premium member. You will only have access to the first 10 lessons. This isn’t set up just to “lure” you in, but with training as advanced as it is at Wealthy Affiliate, you can’t expect them to just give you everything for free.If you have enough knowledge, then it is possible to still become successful even as a free member. However, a beginner like me, would not have been able to do it without the rest of the training.
      If you were to decide to go premium the only other purchase would be if you decided to purchase your own domain. The 2 free ones that you will get as a starter member are (sub) domaines. They will still rank, you just can not take them with you if you decide you want to leave Wealthy Affiliate.
      I hope this information has helped you. I look forward to seeing you there.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

  4. Hi Lee Ann,

    There are many good and trusted online companies willing to training newbies and not charge a fortune. However, ‘a fortune’ is a relative term. Wealthy Affiliate is the ONLY program I have found online that is avoidable to ALL and without UP-SELLS.

    While other programs may offer similar, they do tend to manipulate new comers hot-buttons, and then slapping them with many more sales pitches! Not nice and so do be careful out there.

    Personally, after some disappointing years without real world work, I turned to the online world. I could not believe I could not earn something online working from home – there just had to be a way. A way I see so many other people online do – but, where do I start? How much is it going to cost? Does it take long? I ain’t trained – can I still earn money online? I don’t have a product/service – oh, the doubts and questions!!

    Finally, he heavens opened up and I had a visions – well, not really LOL! – But, i stumbled on to Wealthy Affiliate. I was skeptical but had a look.

    Free Sign Up – Tick!
    Free Training – Tick!
    Earn Money From Affiliate Program – WITHOUT paying for it – TICK!
    No experience necessary – TICK!

    Well, I was happy. All my concerns and questions answered and I soon went Premium and have not looked back since.

    I myself am a parent and so want to be a demonstration to my children that you can work from home and earn excellent money.

    The current situation of trudging to work and taking crap from horrible people for rubbish money has to be stop! Our forebears did that so we should not have to – and now we certainly don’t need to anymore.

    Anyone can learn how to make a website and make it prosperous. It takes time but you can hasten success with early determination. Soon then you will see signs of success. And then you will see monthly earnings and it just builds from there so long as you continue.

    There really is nothing like WA anywhere online, and since its free to start without a cc to do so – why not give it a go? Those asking what is Wealthy Affiliate Program are simply one email sign up a way from experiencing this active platforms community – it really is something else!

    Thanks Lee Ann, and after reading this review, I am further convinced I have not erred in my own decision to be a member of the biggest online affiliate marketing community in the world!

    – Philip.

    • Thank you Phillip for confirming how awesome Wealthy Affiliate really is. I believe you wrote your own review there.
      I love hearing that another member feels as strongly about it as I do. It can help so many have that life they deserve.
      Wealthy Affiliate has so much to offer it is hard to find someone that has anything bad to say about it. Which is why there are so many members and very rarely do they leave. Those who have left, come back, or it’s because they didn’t want to put the needed work in to build their business.
      It is a pleasure to meet you and I wish you great success.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

  5. Hi Lee Ann,

    I have wanted to start an online business for quite some time. Now that I have read your post, I believe that I have found the right vehicle to pursue this dream.

    Before I wrote this comment I had a good look at Wealthy Affiliate and found the information available to be substantial, detailed and the courses look fabulous.

    I especially like the feature of having a weekly video by the resident trainer Jay as it appears he covers quite a diverse range of topics.

    Now that I have done all of that I am ready to sign as a free member and hopefully I will be able to go Premium before the 7 days are up.

    Fantastic post, you have really helped me to make my decision about starting a home business. Thank you.

    • Thank you for taking the time to read this.
      It is nice to see that you are doing your research before diving in.
      I am sure you have come across a few opportunities that were not legitimate throughout your search.

      You pay attention in great detail, which is where some of us fall for the scams for not paying good attention.
      Remember, you do not have to upgrade in the first 7 days. You can stay a free member as long as you like. BUT, you will loose the premium benefits that you had during your starter trial.

      THank you again
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

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