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My Wealthy Affiliate Review – April 2019

I know if you have been searching for ways to make money online you have run across affiliate marketing examples and the many companies doing it. That is how you have found this website today. There is one, in particular, you may have noticed – What is “Wealthy Affiliate?” That was my thought when the name first came up. This is my perspective of Wealthy Affiliate as an insider since I am a Premium Member.

  • Is it a legit opportunity or just another scam
  • What are the main features?
  • How much does it cost? (Spoiler: you can join for free and stay for free forever)
  • *What are the pros and cons?

My Personal Journey

I am in retirement for several years and have been living on Social Security. Every month, Always the same problem. Too much month left at the end of the money. I had been in Network Marketing with a company for many years, while I was still working my job, but I just never could become successful with it. Things were getting critical in my life.

I had been searching for several months online at different opportunities but it seemed like there was always one or two negatives in each of them.

A friend had helped me become involved in a network marketing company in CBD oil in the spring and when I started working it, it went nowhere. So I was about to get burned out in being able to find an online business that I could actually be successful at.

This friend called me about the company we were both with and he was negative about something that he had found out. He also told me that a friend of his had gotten him involved with a company called Wealthy Affiliate and sent me the link to join as a Free starter member. The date was September 18. I went to Google and did a search and started reading about this company. Almost all the reviews I read were Positive about it. And yes, there were some negatives. The next day after much research, I joined as a Free member.

Free Starter Membership

After reading through the information about the Free Member, I found that it was exactly as explained in the presentation for the Free Starter member. The tools I needed to start my online business, the training with step-by-step video tutorials and much more. Nothing was left to chance and I couldn’t believe that I had found a program this fast that I could join for free. No credit card or debit card required for sign-up. That was very reassuring. Could it be that I had actually found a legitimate program?

Starter Includes:

  • The full beginning training programs

  • Your own personal affiliate blog

  • Two free websites

  • Website backup

  • You earn while you learn

  • You can become an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate

While perusing the Wealthy Affiliate website I also found out that I could upgrade to their Premium program. I studied the benefits of the Premium program and realized that with the Starter I could build two websites and start generating extra income. I looked at the benefits of the Premium and within a couple of days, deciding this was going to be long term, I upgraded to Premium.

OES level 1 a

OES Lesson one

Or you can choose to go through the Bootcamp to get started

Bootcamp Level 1 aBoot camp lesson one

Premium Added:

  • Increase from 2 websites to 50 websites

  • Website security package

  • Live video classes weekly

  • The full library of training modules

  • Private access to the owners

  • 24/7/365 Support

  • Website Feedback and Analysis

  • Website Comments

The Premium plan is $49.00/month. When you sign up for it in the first seven days you are a free starter, they offer a special for $19.00 for your first month. The advantage you will immediately see is that it gives you the time to see all the benefits and features that it includes and decide if this business is for you!

You can go to this location and see what the added advantages are by going Premium:

Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool


Having used the computer for years and doing many searches I was unaware that the words I typed in Search were Keywords. These are the words that cause certain pages to load in the top search results. As training progressed I realized these Keywords were critical in getting ranked.

Someone might search my Keywords “How to turn your passion into profit?” If they do, I am attempting to “rank” in the search engines so that my website ranks on page 1.

Jaaxy not only shows you who is searching for keywords it also shows you which one is low (or high) or high competition. What could be better than that? It teaches you how to go after the “low hanging fruit,” which is high search volume but low competition.

Jaaxy, created by the founders of Wealthy Affiliate in 2005, Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim. It began as a keyword list service to search out keywords used in the millions of websites that were in the search engines. It has evolved into the best affiliate marketing training program, in the world.

You can try it here for free. Type your keyword in the space below:

Whether beginner or experienced — You will benefit from Wealthy Affiliate!

By now, you are wondering, Can I do this? When I started, I knew nothing about building a website. Now I have two. I also have purchased and own two .com domains. I knew very little about writing a blog although I was consistently on Facebook writing every day. I learned how to channel my thoughts into those things that I was Passionate about. I continued with the training progressing to new levels daily.

I set a flexible schedule from day one. I discovered after a few days, in order to be able to reach my goals, I would have to make the schedule more rigid. I would have to Plan my work and Work my plan.

At the end of each lesson phase is a Discussion where you can ask questions on that particular lesson with a list of the Top Helpers in This Lesson. Here your questions will be answered, you will gain insights from Kyle and other members of the WA Community. You can also start building your list of Followers and those that you are Following. From those you Follow, you will build new relationships with people all around the world.

As you gain friends and followers you will begin receiving emails daily from them announcing Successes, New Blogs, Goals, Advancements, even Births. The Wealthy Affiliate Community is one big family, and everyone helps everyone on their Journey to success.

success is the sum


I look forward to welcoming you today to Wealthy Affiliate as a Free Member. I will be looking for your Profile to appear and be there to help you get started.

If you enjoyed the content of this article and it was helpful to you, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you uhave any questions please enter them in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them.
Remember, when you become a Free Starter member you will have instant access to me and many others that will be happy to guide you to success. Easy to follow training programs, straight forward and paced for your learning and enjoyment. When you are not clear on something, ask us a question. This can be one on one, hand-holding training and support.
Yet, even though your future success still depends on the decision YOU make and not me, it starts with the understanding of what to do and how to go about doing it. The Wealthy Affiliate community has all that and much more. 



If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Sonny Eanes

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8 thoughts on “My Wealthy Affiliate Review – April 2019”

  1. This is a very thoro post on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform including a few added bonuses. The Wealthy Affiliate program has helped people in all levels of the affiliate marketing world online.  

    As a current member of WA, I have also been down a few roads in other programs. Just to find myself more confused and more in debt. This has not happened inside the Wealthy Affiliate program. A few things people will need to understand before getting into Wealthy Affiliate.

    1- YOu will only get out of it what you put into it.

    2- You will not find another program like it 

    3- Work at your own pace.

    4- Everything you need is included

    I could go on for days of the benefits Wealthy Affiliate has over other programs that claim to be on your side. 

    After trying a number of platform training programs online in the past 5 years. Wealthy Affiliate is the only program I would ever recommend to anyone starting out or looking for that extra edge.

    • Ken, you are so correct. There are many other added bonuses. Besides what you mentioned. 

      When I first started in Sept 2018, I set a pace of spending 7-8 hours a day on training and learning. October 10, when hurricane Michael roared through Panama City, I was put on hold for the next 4 months. Only limited phone, no internet, no PC or tablet. It was all I could do to remain positive. 


  2. I am a premium member for 2 years now, and I agree that Wealthy Affiliate a great platform. I was a complete novice in affiliate marketing, but with the training provided in the platform, I can call myself experimented marketer. I really enjoyed the starter membership, I remember that I literally absorbed all the info like a sponge. The premium membership comes with more goodies, just to mention the site support.

    The community is fantastic, and there is always someone to help you if you are stuck. I absolutely recommend the platform and your review is accurate.

    • Dany, thanks for the comment. Yes, I was a novice also, only 99% though as I explained in the previous post to Michel, so I knew what an affiliate was. But everything else is totally new. 


  3. Thanks for this wealthyAffiliate review. I cannot agree with you less on how you got convinced that WA is right for you. I started out as a starter member of WA too before I got convinced to go premium. Unlike you, I saw it online and got curious about it and here I am now enjoying the platform. The training is massive coupled with opportunities to communicate with over 1miillion like minded entrepreneurs like me in the affiliate business that are ready to help guide one on the right path. I couldn’t be more grateful I joined this platform. Thanks for sharing the review

    • Thank you Ro. I am glad that you enjoyed it. As I explained to Michel below, I first discovered affiliate marketing in 2003 or 2004 so I had an idea when I first looked at WA. The Community I really love. My network is only 276 right now and like my rank I need to work on a larger network. 


  4. I am glad to see another fellow Wealthy Affiliate member who is also loving this platform as much as I do. I have been a member for almost four years now and I have never looked back. There is no better feeling than building a sustainable online business for oneself. 

    All the tools and help you will ever need are right here for you.  I especially love the hosting which is both safe and secure. 

    All the best going forward with your own online business. 

    • Thank you so much, Michel. There was so much more that I could have said but I wanted the post to reflect my ‘newness’ to WA, even though I have been here since Sept 2018. 

      I had some brief experience in affiliate marketing back in 2003 or 2004 with a start-up company out of Nashville, TN. But never generated any money. It was a click type program and sending out hundreds of emails daily trying to get members. When I first got involved with WA and saw nothing like that, I knew it was legit.



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