The Wealthy Affiliate Review: What You Need to Know Before Buying

Karl, welcome! Here’s my Wealthy Affiliate review. This review will help you determine if signing up is worth it or if you are being scammed.

What’s your life like?

Cool.

You’re also good. I’m just a little tired.

I just finished researching Wealthy Affiliate videos and forums. Also, speaking to industry friends and researching every YouTube video and news article and website related to this controversial training program. __S.8__

I paid $46 to import a bottle sugar-free BBQ sauce. This is how I feel right now.

Now that my eyes are heavy and shaking whenever I hear “affiliate Marketing”, I’m going do what any rational, level-headed internet marketer would.: Write 9,000 words about this topic to get an honest and fair review.

What You Will Learn

  • What is Wealthy Affiliate?
  • How it works
  • It’s a MLM, but many people mistakenly believe it.
  • Who are the founders? This is my major concern with them..
  • It’s possible to make money from it.
  • Their training is not what I like, but I can see why others do.
  • How to use it for making money
  • Their SEO advice is poor ( and how to replace it)
  • Do I recommend Wealthy Affiliate to you?

What do I know about affiliate marketing ?…

I’m Karl.

Since I was 12, I have been an online entrepreneur. Since I was 12, I have been an online entrepreneur with some success.

I have flipped websites for $100,000, been broke, moved to London, got out of debt, returned for some reason (?… dumb), started a marketing company, sold it, started again, was hired as a CMO and built huge authority sites. It’s been hard work.

When Wealthy Affiliate first came to my attention, I was a bit skeptical. I am self-made. I have put so much effort into getting to where I am today that I can’t believe people are telling me it’s easy. You only need passion and a website to label them spam.

Since I am now focusing on giving back, I felt obliged to clarify the situation. I did it, and it was actually quite satisfying.

Truth be told, I was a little shocked. Wealthy Affiliate was not as bad as I expected.

Although it isn’t good, it’s still not the corporate Ponzi Scheme/pyramid Scheme/MLM everyone claims. It’s complex. It is like an onion.

After spending a week researching WA. After spending the week researching WA, I finally narrowed down my list to the 30 most important lessons I have learned in these five days.

These are the basics.

What’s a Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is the most well-known and controversial affiliate marketing community and training course.

It is a 1 .4-million strong group designed to help complete beginners go from zero to profitable affiliate marketers. They offer training, tools, coaching, and a functional website.

Your membership provides everything you need to make a living from affiliate marketing, including:

  • Training on niche selection
  • A website builder
  • How to get free traffic to your site
  • How to master paid traffic
  • Subscribe to the tools you need
  • A guide to affiliate programs, so that you can make money from your traffic
  • You will get the best coaching and support from your community.

These are some interesting facts about the community

  • 1,800 coaches
  • 10,000 + Business started
  • 1.4 Million members
  • Daily assistance to 23,000 persons

Wealthy Affiliate was founded by Caron Lim and Kyle Loudon with the aim of helping others realize the same dreams that they had back in 2005. They wanted to help people live a life free from constraints while making money through affiliate sales.

They were something I knew of, but by the time they hit it big, I was already making a living through SEO and affiliate marketing. So I “eh” and continued my journey.

I was not bothered by the controversy that was gaining steam.

I am not a beginner marketer, and don’t need to take another course. Now that I am actually looking at other courses and trying help others, I signed up to this course so I could be clear and speak for myself.

Although I won’t say anything about them, let’s just say that I wasn’t thrilled with what I found.

I don’t recommend Wealthy Affiliates for MOST People

I am self-made. Although I had some help, I was able to learn all the affiliate marketing stuff on my own.

That means that I have been anti-course from the beginning ( although I still love them now). Just to let you know that my standards are very high before I share this information, I just said it.

This ecosystem was my home for the whole week.

I watched the videos and read the community. I also followed the founders online – but not physically. I looked at the tools and ate donuts and chicken, which was not related to Wealthy Affiliate. I arrived at this conclusion:

WA is a great resource for beginners. It will teach you the basics and give you a direction. You’ll also have access to valuable tools.

BUT!

If you are serious about achieving success in affiliate marketing in 2020, I cannot recommend this book to you. Although Kyle has been successful in affiliate marketing in the past, his training is at best outdated and at worst harmful. Aside from that, I disagree with the MLM feel and the marketing tactics.

Who am I to give advice? I am a skilled business owner with over one decade of experience.

WA certainly has somevalue. I’ll be covering all my concerns and likes throughout this training so that you can make your own decision.

Wealthy Affiliate has both Pros and Con

It’s crazy, isn’t it?

What is 2020? Is it the devil, or the greatest thing of all time?

I floated somewhere in the mysterious ether known “the middleground”.

All it comes down to what you expect from the service.

Are you looking for a service that is beginner-friendly and offers basic advice, basic tools, and a forum to answer your questions?

It’s then actually okay.

Do you want to make money online? Are you looking to become a successful entrepreneur and have elite training?

WA isn’t that.

To be fair to critics WA WAY OVERSELLS itself ( more details below – it’s a fascinating read).

It certainly did not live up to expectations. Before I list them all, let me summarize the pros and cons.

The great thing is thatWealthy affiliate is a simple service that will help you understand how to make money online with affiliate marketing. It also saves you the hassle of purchasing tools and paying web hosting.

The downside is thatWealthy affiliate is out of date and some advice could be dangerous in 2020. The whole thing seems like a scam to make you promote WA to others.

Pros

  • A basic roadmap is provided
  • Access to keyword research tools
  • Hosting included
  • Friendly community ( although I don’t know how trustworthy some of the people there are)

Cons

  • Trainings starting in 2013
  • Google’s algorithm has changed completely
  • Creators and trainers don’t seem (seemingly).
  • Text-based in large part
  • It is difficult to use and spammed with offers by others.
  • I find the claims outrageous and unethical.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Cost?

Wealthy Affiliate is available at $0, $49 or $359 per annum (for the first month).

The Free Plan includes:

  • Access to BASIC Training
  • Community Access (for 7 days)
  • One website basic ( More on this below)
  • Access to WA’s affiliate programme
  • 30 searches free of charge for the keyword tool

The Premium Plan includes:

  • All trainings
  • Access to the community
  • Direct messaging ( You can probably convert users who are free to paid ones by paying a commission)
  • 50 sites
  • 2x higher affiliate payout
  • Access to coaches and feedback/support via the website

You can start keyword research by signing up for a free membership. What are you waiting for?

You’ll still learn some good stuff from the trainings included in the free section.

Why I don’t like the Free Plan

To be successful in earning online income, the Free plan is not enough.

It’s okay. “freemium model” is fine. Some of the things they claim to be a perk for the Free Plan are not even usable.

SiteRubix is the website that created the fully functional and -free site. Have you ever heard of it? That’s me too. It’s not possible to use it to create a website that is successful.

SiteRubix is Wix’s greatest achievement.

Kyle admits it. Here is what he has to say about WA:

He says that it’s okay to use the default domain, but that you must move to your own domain. Your site will be useless unless you upgrade Premium.

Okay, enough with my gripes. That will be for the grip section. But before you go, here’s a good summary of why SiteRubix isn’t worth your time from a thread on WA:

Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit? Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or Legit?

Wealthy Affiliate isn’t a scam. Although there are many things to love about Wealthy Affiliate, it is not a scam.

They claim to offer affiliate marketing training that includes videos, tools and coaching.

A scam to me is anything that takes your money and then runs away.

Apart from the spammy marketing, the problem with WA is the poor quality of their training. The whole operation appears designed to funnel you into their affiliate programs.

Jay, the lead trainer and Kyle, the founders of the company, have to explain their claims. More on this later.

How much money can you make with Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate claims it will give you all the tools, guidance and support you need to get started with affiliate marketing. However, I guarantee that you will not make $0 with the free plan unless other people sign up.

It is up to you to decide how much you can make from the other training. You can find enough information in these videos to help you get started.

You could also coach the community and make some extra money if your hustle is really strong.

That’s not a reality for most people. You have the opportunity to make money by becoming an affiliate of WA.

How much money can you make with their affiliate program?

For referring another user to the site, affiliates in WA earn an average $121 per year.

It’s that aspect that makes it so attractive. Retained commissions are earned if your referral continues to pay a monthly subscription. You’ll still get paid.

Imagine referring someone to WA. They convert to premium members ( This converts approximately 12% of all free users) and you get a portion of those sales. Imagine that they are paying for a whole year. You get a portion of that.

Imagine them paying again next year. That means you get a piece of the pie! You can go on and on.

This is what makes it so appealing. It’s why so many people are promoting it on the internet.

Who is a Wealthy Affiliate?

Kyle Loudon, the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and its face, is Kyle Loudon. He’s also the one you’ll most often see at the training sessions. He’s my feeling. Kyle is an instructor and chief marketing officer, as well as an affiliate marketer.

Carson Lim, Kyle’s right-hand man, is the designer and cofounder. He is responsible for bringing ideas to life, whatever that may mean.

Jay Neil is the last person you should know.

Jay is the training chief at Wealthy Affiliate and a well-known affiliate “consultant”.

Wealthy Affiliate Controversies & my Gripes

There’s always fire where there’s smoke.

Although I don’t usually speak like this, it is true.

This means that when there is a lot of controversy on the internet about something, it is usually at mostin fact. There is almost zero controversy around affiliate training, such as the Affiliate Lab by Matt Diggity and Authority Hacker.

I will cover the entire controversy and my personal grudges about the community and offer some plausible explanations for at most some of them.

Is Wealthy Affiliate an MLM or Pyramid Scheme? Is it a Pyramid Scheme

Wealthy Affiliate does not operate an MLM or a pyramid scheme. Not at all, not strictly speaking.

A pyramid scheme is one in which new recruits pay upfront costs for members at the top of a pyramid with the promise of receiving payment when they recruit new members them. This basically means that you pay to be in the pyramid and then you make money by recruiting new members – who then pay your fees.

Wealthy Affiliate is NOT…

It does smell a little. To access legitimate training, you must pay. If you choose to get the Premium plan, you will get twice the commission. It’s not a pyramid program, however.

It is not a pyramid scheme.

What about joining an MLM?

It is common to recruit new members, including family and friends, in order to make money.

The technical aspect of Wealthy Affiliate is different. Learn about affiliate marketing through its training modules, and then go out and make your own.

Then I began to dig deeper and found some things that were alarming me. You decide for yourself.

In a blog post, Kyle first explains what an MLM is like.

However, it is technically the same thing if you create a website exclusively for Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a website, a brand, and a network, but it is solely for the purpose recruiting people.

It actually has a whole module.

He then goes on to explain how an MLM can make you money.

There are many success stories at Wealthy Affiliate that involve recruiting others to Wealthy Affiliate.

They are not an MLM or pyramid scheme. However, they often require you to recruit others and offer no other means of earning money.

Although Wealthy Affiliate isn’t a scam, there are some alarming elements.

Wealthy Affiliate makes a lot outlandish claims

I am a straight shooter and that is why I have been successful.

My marketing agency was very clear with clients about what they should expect. This is hard work, SEO, affiliate, or eCom. It’s not easy to make money. It takes hard work and outthinking others to make it happen.

This is my biggest complaint with the company.

It seems that they are selling dreams more than substance at first glance. It seems like they’re selling the dream more than the substance.

Let’s take a look at some of my least favorite things.

1. You can’t fail

This is blatantly false, I am sorry. There is no guarantee in life.

Failure is defined by how you define success. What does this mean? Are you guaranteed to make money? Are you guaranteed to make commissions? It doesn’t matter what, I hate to say it.

2. A website can be built in 30 seconds

It’s impossible to have a store that is revenue-ready and ready to earn on the current market in just 30 seconds.

It is impossible.

Before your site can be launched, you need to have a good design, great copy, fast hosting, SEO work and lots of other things. It might take you more than 30 seconds just to purchase the domain name.

Their site builder is so easy that you can create a website in under 30 seconds. It is not a revenue-ready website. Only “a site” . Here are the thoughts of one member of this forum.

3. The Best Affiliate Marketing Platform of the year

Okay, who voted for you? You can’t claim this if you don’t have a publication to honor you. It makes it appear that only their affiliates voted in these polls.

4. Google ranks are owned by wealthy affiliates (claimed as fact).

Again, I need more details. Does this support the claim? What does it mean to own Google rankings and have a large share of all internet traffic? It sounds like they are making very questionable claims. If true, I would like to see the data. Our client-base does not support this.

You can be sure it is true. But please prove it!

Wealthy Affiliate sells more than the substance of the dream

I have been in the business for many years and have taken almost every course.

WA’s copy is more focused on the dream than the content of the course.

Check out some of The Affiliate Lab’s copy on the sales page:

Wealthy Affiliate is Outdated

If this was 2012, Wealthy Affiliate would make a great course.

It’s 2021, unfortunately ( tell us more… )

This is a hard truth to say: Wealthy Affiliate’s advice has become outdated. Some videos are from 2013.

These are just a few:

1. They speak a lot about Google+

Google+ was closed in the beginning of 2019. It’s not the end of the internet, but it is still a smart idea to include the name in your ads training.

2. They use the default WordPress editor

Kyle recommends that you use the default editor. It is painful in every sensitive part of your body.

Everybody is using Divi, Elementor, or Thrive Architect these days, and it has been that way for quite some time.

Check out Kyle’s blog posts at one of the sites that he freely shares.

This is what you get if you use the default editor. Notice how different this looks from 2015.

When I discuss each person involved more in detail, I will cover this more below.

3. Dissatisfied with outdated trainings

You don’t need to listen to me complain. Take a look at the comments of other members.

4. Facebook, circa 1893

This video will show you how to use Facebook for your website in the best way possible.

What year was Facebook like this?

First of all, congratulations to Seth for being 180k back then.

This is how Facebook ( & Seth) looks now:

The quick TL;DR summary of this section is that WA provides the foundations for niche selection, social media, content, and so on – however, the information may be out-of-date or conflicting at times.

Some videos show even examples from the early 2010, including one website whose last blog post was in 2015.

This is not the best way to go in a fast-changing industry like this.

Very Bad SEO Advice

SEO was easy in the beginning. It was easy to do when I was 12 years old. It was so easy.

The game has completely changed.

It’s not enough to pick a niche and put up content Your “What is the most effective boot for a brand-new hiker?”

article makes $1,000 per month.

In his training, Kyle makes it seem way too easy. Even worse, he gives advice that can be harmful for getting organic traffic from Google.

These are my top five mistakes.

1. Backlinks are not necessary to gain traffic

What do you need?

Backlinks are not necessary.

Backlinks are by far the most important ranking factor. They are the backbone of PageRank which is Google’s algorithm.

Sure, you might be able to get away with no backlinks IF you’re in an uncompetitive micro niche and you’ve mastered keyword research. If that were true, you wouldn’t sign up for a free plan with an affiliate marketing platform for beginners.

Competition will be present in almost every niche that you choose. Backlinks will be a common tool for competition. You’ll lose your site if you don’t have backlinks.

There are countless training videos that show you how to build a great backlink profile. It’s all supported by tons of data.

Verdict:Backlinks are essential.

2. 2.

WA encourages people not to pick something that is lucrative but something they are passionate about.

It continues to state that there is no wrong niche.

False

What’s the best part? You are likely to be very competitive in all the niches that you love. Let’s take a look at the things that everyone loves:

  • Travel
  • Video games
  • Music
  • Food
  • Health
  • Pets

These niches can be very competitive. You won’t even get backlinks!

Affiliate marketing is all about making money. If you’re looking to travel, how can you compete with the 7-figure travel bloggers, TripAdvisors and Agodas around the globe?

Let’s take me as an example.

I am passionate about bodybuilding and supplements. Perhaps I will start a website about supplements to help me get into Terminator 2. That’s cool! Let me see the competition…

Ah, somebody has the whole SERP already…

Okay, I might try something a bit more general: “Supplements to exercise”. This should make it much easier.

Hang on. Let me go check my bank to see if I have the money available to pay THE UNITED STATES HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIES AND HUMAN SERVICES.

NOPE.

There are no right niches.

You won’t be able compete if you choose a niche that has established players, high-authority sites and WORLD GOVERNMENTS. You’ll never see results and quit.

3. Communicating with your audience is the only way to create quality content

Content is a lot more complicated than simply “communicating” with your audience.

Kyle recommends keyword research and planning. This is fair. This is a gross oversimplification.

It’s not enough to use a keyword search tool and find topics in order to write an article.

Google uses keywords to determine what you rank for. You should optimize your articles using keywords.

You can write articles in some niches and include your main keyword several times. Then, allow related terms to be included in the article. In the vast majority, however, this is not going to help you rank.

Remember, all this will be done without any backlinks.

I love great content, and you can trust me. I’m all about creating reader-focused content. It is easy to forget optimizing articles for keywords, and the right keywords.

It seems that WA wants to make things easy, so sign up. The Lab is a training course that teaches you how to create good content and optimize it for Google.

4. As a guideline, aim for 1,000 words for your article’s introduction

This is a terrible piece of advice.

Kyle says there is no right or wrong word count. However, he advises students to aim to write 1,000 words.

In SEO, you should not “aim to” any keyword. You should analyze the competition and see what the word count is that Google prefers for this keyword.

You require to take a look at the top 10 results.

Google is smarter than you might think. Google has historical search term data and they have optimized the first page to get the best results.

Imagine that you have a keyword such as “best men’s supplement”.

If you see a first page that shows a roundup post with tons and products, and an average word count 5,000 words, then it’s time to do something similar. Your 1,000 word article won’t do any good.

My thoughts: Kyle is aware of the fear that his audience might feel if they found out the truth. It is better to have a few thousand-word articles than zero, so I get the logic.

5. Kyle’s keyword research advice for SEO is out of date

Keyword research is the most important skill in SEO.

Even though you have all the best SEO and droolworthy linking, it doesn’t matter if your keywords aren’t being used.

This is why WA’s warning is so alarming to my ears.

What is the problem?

First, Kyle lies about keyword tools to promote some random tool I have never heard of . (Oh, and by the way, SEO is my profession, just saying) included with WA Premium.

He claims that no tool on the market could provide the data he required. They also provided inaccurate or useless information.

He then goes on to explain that Jaaxy is (what exactly is a Jaaxy?) ) is the ultimate internet marketer’s research platform.

WHAT THE HELL!

Jaaxy first provides these data:

Keyword, average volume, traffic, competition.

This is the information you want?

That’s all the information ALL THE KEYWORD TOOLS provide! How come none of these tools provided the information you required?

What is a Jaaxy, second? This is a new concept that I have never heard of. It seems like he is just promoting it because it makes keyword searching look easy, and it’s part of Premium.

The most important thing is that keyword research can be difficult. Kyle simplifies the process by focusing on low-competition keywords, and then writing the corresponding articles.

Yes, it would probably work in a niche with low competition in 2014. What’s the best part? It’s not so.

What can you do instead?

This is too much for me to review in one quick review, but…

Start by using Ahrefs to see what competitors at a similar level as you are ranking for, because you’ve got a good chance at ranking for those. You can start there.

I really can’t go super in-depth on this now, but you absolutely have to be using ahrefs and do thorough keyword research and planning. You must then build it brick by brick. It won’t be easy to look at Jaaxy.

This is why I am so excited about courses such as The Affiliate Lab, Authority Hacker or even Savage Affiliates. Videos are available that cover keyword research in depth.

These Guys Don’t Do Affiliate Marketing

I feel that Carson and Kyle are too busy sailing around the globe with supermodels to maintain their affiliate sites. The ones they offer are out of date and dead and don’t even make any money.

Here are two sites Kyle revealed:

  • Waystoavoidscamsonline.com
  • Howtolosebellyfattoday.com

Let’s first check out the scams:

OK, 2018. It’s not too bad. There were many comments. People love scandals.

However, this design is prehistoric.

Let’s move on to the belly fat one ( looks shamelessly at the chocolate donut)

2015. Are you conducting affiliate training on a site that hasn’t been updated since 2015.

This is not a good look.

Here is a list of all the things that have occurred since Kyle updated this website:

  • Brexit
  • The Cubs won this world series
  • Pokemon Go
  • Whole Foods was bought by Amazon
  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page left Google

Affiliate marketing is a long-term endeavor. Five years is a long time.

Here are some additional ideas. According to a study done by a respected ecommerce site, Kyle’s 3 sites receive an average of 92 visitors per month.

TOTAL 1.

Yes, total.

These guys make a lot of money online, and I am sure they are. However, it is not a good idea to base your 2020 training on sites that don’t bring in any visitors or have been updated in the past half decade.

Note: Kyle uses an exact match domain.Exact match domains refer to domain names that exactly match a keyword you wish to rank for. It’s about how to lose belly weight in this instance.

These days, this is a no-no…

These sites were penalized by Google a long time back. You can see the Google results to learn how to lose belly fat.

He isn’t there.

This Jay Neil Guy is…

He’s a great guy in real life. But business is business, as they say.

I went to see him and noticed some encouraging signs.

Natura Brasil? Self-confessed MLM owner of Avon, the most famous MLM in the world. It’s a shame that he doesn’t get it. Normaly, I would expect to see SCAM in titles.

Jay continues to state that it is a good way to make a side income, but he does not recommend it.

It wasn’t what I expected, but he was not outright recommending it.

The content was not of high quality. This is not what I would expect from a Guru.

This sounds a lot like an affiliate guru wrote it. More like a $10 Upwork writer.

Another thing…

He basically states in this section that Natura Brasil MLM is not something you can make a full-time income with. He says that this is at the very least true. He then says that only those at the top of the chain can make a full-time living…

He then promotes Wealthy Affiliate…which does basically the same thing through its affiliate program.

Wait. Another thing.

Jay bases a lot of his training/numbers off of Footballsnackhelmets.com.

You’ll see this amazing display of M&Ms inside a Dallas Cowboys helmet ( how appropriate)for long enough to get this pop-up:

$9300 per month? This is a lot of money for this site.

You will also be hit with this screenshot from his email series later:

2016, Jay? This is February – Super Bowl Time. Naturally, people are buying helmets. But what about the rest?

8% Commissions In 2020, 3% is an option.

This is a nonsense, even if it was true in 2016.

Jay, please make it right.

A respected blogger in internet marketing reached out to him to clarify, but was then shooed away without explanation and ignored.

Jay seems to have had a lot of success in Super Bowl 2016 and cashed in hard. He hasn’t done much since.

Claims that You Can Make 1 Million Dollars

This is not kosher for me.

It had to be its own section, rather than being included in the previous section on outlandish claims.

After a little training on audience targeting for wealthy affiliates, he claims that you can easily make 1,000,000 each year with this training. Only with ONE NICHE.

It’s not easy to make a million dollars with any product, and even more difficult when it’s being used for advertising. I would never tell clients that what I was going to do could earn them $1 million dollars.

This is spammy, guys.

Material that isn’t arranged

I was also annoyed by this one. For something that can cost hundreds of dollars per annum, I have high standards.

After 46 lessons, you will get this video.

After he teaches content writing and guides you on the path to creating your 1000-word masterpieces, you will have dozens of videos.

Why did you wait for 45 videos to tell my that I needed to plan them properly?

Do I need to go back and also renovate everything?

This should have been added way earlier.

Closing Thoughts-Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth It? Is it possible to make money from it?

Is WA worth it? Are you able to make money from WA?

Yes…but…but…but ?

This is a complicated question and requires a lengthy answer. I warned.

Here’s what I think…

Wealthy Affiliateis not a scam. They provide basic support and training in affiliate marketing. WA is the best place to start learning the basics and to network with others who are doing the same. Don’t expect any high-level training. However, you can expect to learn a lot yourself and to be pushed into the promotion of the product.

You won’t make a lot of money with Wealthy Affiliate unless you promote WA and make your living by enrolling new members. The advice is outdated and can actually be harmful to websites over the long-term. While there’s some great information there, I find the advice to be outdated and unsuitable for long-term website development.

If you can handle the basics, then sign up to give it another shot. You need to be serious about making online money with affiliate training. Otherwise, you may as well give up and quit.

And that’s the only one I would recommend:

Wealthy Affiliate encourages you to follow your passion while creating a small niche site.

The Lab teaches you to find lucrative niches, grow a brandable asset, scale it fast, and flip it for six figures. The Lab teaches you how to build a brandable asset, scale it quickly and flip it for six figures. It is written in plain English with clear tutorials.

WA mostly teaches surface level stuff such as “write 1,000 words articles” or “help my reader”. __S.27__

The Lab teaches like this:

  • This will help you to decide the best word count and create the best piece on the topic.
  • This is how you conduct keyword research that works in modern SEO. It also helps you structure the best way for Google to rank your site.
  • You should build exactly the same types of links as in this stage. Move on after you have completed that.

Do you see what I am referring to?Here’s what I think is the most significant difference.

Wealthy affiliate teaches you how to build your business and then connects you with their community.

Matt Diggity offers a detailed, step-by–step plan for choosing a niche, growing your site, and then flipping it to make a nice exit. Matt’s course uses modern data, which is different from WA. It’s based on modern data, just like Google works today. Half of what WA teaches you is obsolete, and some of it could even land you in trouble with Google.

Let me run you through Matt’s course real quick so you can see the difference.

What is the Affiliate Lab exactly?

The Affiliate Lab is a blueprint for building, ranking, scaling, and flipping websites in lucrative niches for 30 -35x its monthly profit, and it’s all based on data from hundreds of tests conducted in Matt’s evil SEO laboratory.

These topics include content, keyword search, on page SEO, link-building, social media and monetization to name just a few. You even get a thriving network of entrepreneurs. The community benefits of WA are combined with real SEO knowledge and advice for 2020.

Why I Choose The Affiliate Lab as a Wealthy Affiliate

Let me first give you the 10,000-foot explanation, and then I will break it down a little more. The Lab has more in-depth, actionable advice and it’s all based on data rather than just surface level stuff like WA. WA is basically “find your passion and build a site to help your audience” $$”. It’s not enough. That’s because WA is built on affiliate marketing in prehistory and not modern times.

Here are some key differences.

  • Jay and Matt run tests constantly to determine what is working well and are sharing the results with their community. WA hasn’t seen an update in many years.
  • The Lab is a step by step blueprint. WA is only a glimpse of strategy.
  • 2020 SEO vs. 2013 SEO. Nuff said.
  • Jay and Matt continue affiliate marketing, and they show real reports. Kyle’s sites date back to 2015.
  • Matt will not push you to recommend his course to your family and friends.
  • Affiliate Lab is complete. It literally has everything. To fill in the knowledge gaps, WA students will need to read numerous blog posts and view webinars. This is to ensure you stay in the subscription and encourage you to promote WA.

What’s in The Lab?

The Affiliate Lab provides all the information WA affiliates need, plus tons more in 2020 that WA hasn’t even heard of.

Things like:

  • Content creation is more than writing to help your audience. It’s about planning, structuring, outlines, and outsourcing your content to ensure you are able to create great articles at a rapid pace.
  • Keyword researchJay, Matt’s business partner, are both experts in kw-related research. Their module on recursive kw projects is exceptional. They not only teach you, but show you. Jay actually does it while you are watching, so you can follow the same steps on your site.
  • On-pageWA almost completely ignores this. The Lab guides you through site speed, search intention, URL hacks, as well as a lot of other tips and tricks to ensure your site appeals to Google readers and Google.
  • Link buildingWA states that you don’t need links. This is false. Matt shows you how Matt can help you build natural, genuine links that will allow you to grow faster without putting yourself at risk.
  • Bonuses:Templates, community access, mastermind invites, tips on how to deal with buyers and even a video on how to steal snippets will all be yours.WA not mentioned).

Affiliate Lab is the best course for anyone serious about creating a niche site.

Wealthy Affiliate F.A.Q

Q: Is Wealthy Affiliate legit?

A:Wealthy Affiliate can be trusted. A little bit. The training is basic and the community is helpful, but it’s outdated. It is primarily designed to encourage you to spread the word about the community.

Q: Are you able to make a living with Wealthy Affiliate?

A:Wealthy Affiliate is a great way to make money. However, it’s not likely that you will make a lot of money without promoting WA to others. Students who have made a lot from referring other members to Wealthy Affiliate are the most successful.

Q: Who is Wealthy Affiliate’s owner?

A:Kyle Loudon and Caron Ly are Wealthy Affiliates.

Q: Is Wealthy Associate a beginner’s program?

A:Wealthy Affiliate is 100% accessible to beginners and professionals only. Do not believe everything they say on their homepage. It isn’t for everyone. Unless you’re a Premium member, they will only teach you the essentials. Then they will teach you old SEO techniques that may still work but won’t.

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