What is the Wealthy Affiliate Scam? – Is Wealthy Affiliate ACTUALLY a Scam?

So the questions are – What is the Wealthy Affiliate Scam and is Wealthy Affiliate ACTUALLY a Scam?

Long story short, I feel Wealthy Affiliate is Not a Scam and I have outlined my reasons below.

Actually I’m not saying they’re perfect either as there’s a couple of things that I don’t actually like about WA, I’ve outlined those below as well.

First Off – What’s The Meaning of the Word Scam?

So here’s the meaning of the word ‘scam’ thanks to Dictionary dot com:



Meaning of the Word Scam

I Will Answer Into Number 1 First… 


… especially for making a quick profit; swindle.


I’ve seen a couple of Scam Report Websites calling Wealthy Affiliate a scam and I think everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but as you can see from the meaning of scam above it says it’s about making a quick profit or swindling someone.

Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over 10 years, if your program or platform is a scam I’m sure you wouldn’t be around that long, and yes they do charge for their Premium training, but I’ve been in the ‘make money online’ industry for over 8 years and I’ve paid a lot more for other Premium programs and received less than half of what WA is charging for.


Actually when I first come across someone recommending Wealthy Affiliate I spent a few hours researching and only found a couple of negative posts, that to me was pretty impressive.

AND once I started going through researching and writing this post I was surprised with what you got as far as training and assistance JUST STAYING a Starter Member which is their free membership!

Click On the image link below if you’d like to see Wealthy Affiliate for yourself!  Once there scroll down and you’ll see how the process works.


Free Starter Membership with Wealthy Affiliate


I only stayed a Starter Member for 7 days so I didn’t really get to explore what the Starter Membership included, I went Premium because I could see the huge benefits of doing so.

I’m in the middle of writing a post – Is Wealthy Affiliate Really Free Training in 2017  – where I will be outlining whether it is Free Training or not and how much of it is ACTUALLY free!  I’ll post it here when it’s finished.


Answering Into Number 2 …


… to cheat or defraud with a scam.


Scam and Fraud get thrown around too much in the internet marketing worldThe words ‘scam’ and ‘fraud’ are thrown around so much in the internet marketing world and it’s a real shame.


There’s a lot of great training platforms out there but just because someone is promoting one program, as an affiliate, they often automatically call another program ‘scam’ or ‘fraud’ – just to make an affiliate commission!


I know there’s a lot of marketers out there that write ‘honest reviews’ on products they haven’t actually used, it makes me wonder how they give an ‘honest review’ on a product or service if they haven’t used it because   1. they haven’t even purchased it or   2. they haven’t been given a review copy?


THAT’S what I would call a ‘scam’!


Some Affiliates of Wealthy Affiliates To Blame?

I feel that some affiliates of  Wealthy Affiliates are part of the reason WA is being called scam.

I found a post about Wealthy Affiliate being called a scam which I’ll share with you here – Click on the image below and you’ll be taken to the post in another tab

Wealthy Affiliate Review

What makes me smile is that the writer, Jeff Lenny says himself that he hasn’t actually gone through the Wealthy Affiliate platform he’s based his ‘review’ on discussions he’s had with others – that to me is NOT a review.


The post relates directly to what I’ve said above – About affiliates of Wealthy Affiliate – being part of the reason WA is being called a scam.

As far as this post calling Wealthy Affiliate a scam you can make up your own mind – you should do your due diligence, I always do…

If you have any questions regarding my point of view of WA, please leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible – usually within a day or so.


Wealthy Affiliate Vs Another Program

This is where the problem lies… in my opinion…

Since doing the research on whether WA is a scam or not, I’ve come across a number of affiliate using the Wealthy Affiliate vs Another Program Comparison Table (as you would have seen in the post and as mentioned above).

Here’s an image of the Comparison Table:


Wealthy Affiliate Comparison Table


It’s great that there is such a table but it is being abused by some WA affiliates.  There’s a number of affiliates of Wealthy Affiliate using this method, calling other legitimate programs ‘scam’ which I think is wrong, especially since some of those affiliate’s information is incorrect.

Some of those affiliates haven’t even purchased the programs that they’re calling scam – so their whole ‘review’ is just a big scam.


Come on WA affiliates – Get It Right!   AND STOP using ‘scammy’ tactics – that’s not what the WA training is about and it’s certainly NOT what Kyle and Carson teach!

Kudos to those affiliates of WA THAT ARE working above board – a pat on the back to you all !




I’ve been online for over 8 years and I’ve been on a number of platforms, both free and paid as I said above.  These programs help people learn how to make money online, so I feel I know what I’m talking about when I say that Wealthy Affiliate ‘is not’ a scam.

I Give Wealthy Affiliate a Thumbs UpI’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for nearly four months and in that time I’ve gone through many sections of the training, both the free training and the Premium membership training.


At the point of writing this I really can’t see me leaving WA for many more months as I’m getting a ton of value out of the Premium membership.  I give Wealthy Affiliate a ‘Thumbs Up’!

But of course there’s always the not so good things in my opinion, which I’ll outline below:


The Things I Don’t Like About Wealthy Affiliate

  • Once you go premium you can’t go back to being a Starter Member with the same account, so, if you’ve built out your free websites, you go Premium, then stop paying Premium you won’t have access to those websites unless you pay for Premium again


  • I’ve found the platform on WA Very Distracting.  This could be a positive OR a negative really, as everything is at your fingertips. You can see most things that are going on – but – it does cause a distraction when you’re going through the training.


  •  Hmmm… that’s about it really, I can’t think of anything else that is a negative but if I come across anything I will definitely post it here.


All In All – Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam – Not In My Opinion


I know you can find the training for free on other training platforms like Warrior Forum, YouTube etc, BUT…

And For Me   –   This Was a BIG BUT…

Wealthy Affiliate Gets the Big Tick


With the platforms I’ve worked on in the past, not EVERYTHING was in ONE PLACE except with Wealthy Affiliate.

I’ve been on other platforms and you need to go somewhere else sometimes to find what you’re looking for… at WA it’s all there – In One Place.


Well, that’s me…


Thanks for checking out my post, and again, if you have a comment or you want to ask a question, please post it below and I’ll get back to you ASAP.



Internet Marketing Product Reviewers




Hi there, great review about wealthy affiliate and in my opinion very honest too, I definitely want to try this program out, I just have one question though, I might have missed it but do I need to register a bank or credit card when I sign up? Thanks.

Jacqueline Semmens

Hey there Mark,

Thanks for taking the time to read through my post and leaving a comment / and a question!

When you sign up for a free account you won’t need your credit card. The beauty about the free account is that it’s NOT A TRIAL, you can stay a free member for as long as you wish.

In the first seven days (mostly) and thereafter you will be offered to go Premium, if you decide this is what you want to do, the first month will cost at a discount $19 and then $49 thereafter. Obviously at this point you will need your credit card. Unless you otherwise specify your credit card will be charged monthly.

Hope that answers your question,

Thanks again Mark, cheers,



Dear Friend,

Great information, really helpful and useful. I appreciate the way you present things. I do agree with you WA is the best no doubt.

Jacqueline Semmens

Hey Paul,

Thanks for coming along and leaving a comment and your kind words regarding my post. You’re obviously a WA member, which is great.

All the best with your online endeavors Paul, cheers,


Joel Codding

Hi Jacqueline,

Your review of WA is very well thought out and presented very well. Not sure I would agree with all of your negatives (you really don’t have that many) but that is just me being me.

Keep up the good work!


Jacqueline Semmens

Hey there Joel,

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

I totally get you about not agreeing with my negatives – and it’s great that we’re all different and see things differently.

All the best with your online endeavors Joel.



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