Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – My Unique Take!

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – My Unique Take!

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – My Unique Take!

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? Should you remain as a Starter member or upgrade to be a Premium Member? Let me share with you, my personal view and what other people from Wealthy Affiliate are saying.

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – My Journey

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it. Wealthy Affiliate Logo

Hi, Edmund here.

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2014, Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005. It’s training, tools, and the community has totally evolved since the beginning to become the best place for learning Internet Marketing and making money in the Online World!

I started looking for Online Business Opportunities in 2009 after I left my last job. As I was fumbling through the internet, I found a make money Online product that had me sold on to the idea that I can make it rich in the shortest time. What I need to do is just copy and paste what they do.

Alas, I wasted a few months on a product that leads me to nowhere. When I was clueless and when I have questions, I do not have anyone to turn to. Finally, I gave up on this one and bought a few other make money Online products. After a few tried and failed attempts, I finally decided that making money Online was not possible.

Six years later, now, I am asking why I have not chanced upon Wealthy Affiliate then? What if I had persisted searching for a genuine place to learn how to make money Online?

If I had followed Wealthy Affiliate’s training since back then, can I even be more successful now?


Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – Opportunity Cost

The lost in opportunity cost for me was a huge one. I could have made so much more in monthly passive income now if I had started earlier. I estimated it could worth in the range of $100,000s. (conservatively, avg $2000/mth x 12mth x 6yrs)

You see, my dear friend, I have looked back at my past and asked myself so many “What if?” questions.

The question you have to ask yourself now is, do you want to ask the same “What if?” questions 5 or 10 years later when you come back to visit Wealthy Affiliate again.

How much would be your opportunity cost’s worth?

Wealthy Affiliate has so much in the training, tools and support from the community for you to leverage on to build and scale your Online Business.

The potential of your Online Business in the next 5 years is measurable if you consider the commitment and hard work you are willing to put into it.


Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – Premium Membership

When I was a Free* Starter Member, I built a website using the free SiteRubix Sub-domain while following the Free* Online Entrepreneur Certification (Level 1) course.

The experience as a Free* Starter Member allows me to understand the importance of hard work and commitment to an Online Business. I get to feel first hand, how to create a website and shower it with valuable contents and watch the visitorship grow. I busted many Online Business Myths too.

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? - Premium Membership


Online Business is not like a toy where you play with it and discards it later when you grew tired of it.

Online Business is like an acorn you planted in the ground that needs your care and attention to nature it to a big tree.


I knew I had to grow my Online Business to the next level seeing the potential of it. I wanted to get out of the Rat Race and I wanted to commit to my success. I upgraded to Premium Membership within 7 days, then upgraded to Yearly Premium within a month.


Why Yearly Premium?

After the first month discount is over, the monthly fee is $49. I see myself going long term to grow and build my Online Businesses and thus I made some calculation, based on the current pricing.

Monthly Premium: $49 x 12 mths = $588 /year

Yearly Premium: $359.

I made a saving of $229/yr = $19/mth saving.

So effectively, my monthly premium is $30/mth.

  • I consider it very reasonably priced with the tons of training in Wealthy Affiliate that include the weekly webinar.
  • I consider it very reasonably priced with the number of experts in the community whom I can address my questions to, including the owner, Kyle himself.
  • I consider it very reasonably priced with the tools provided there.
  • I consider it very reasonably priced with up to max 25 sub-domain name and max 25 own-domain name websites I can host at Wealthy Affiliate’s top class servers.

For just $1/day for all these?

If you understand that Online Success is not an overnight event but a process of building, fine tuning and building again. It is definitely worth it to go yearly premium if you are committed to your Success.

Don’t you agree with me?


Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – What others are saying

Let’s listen to what other Wealthy Affiliate Premium Members are saying about Wealthy Affiliate’s worth.

Is WA Worth It ? – Nicole14

“I joined Wealthy Affiliate in February but didn’t read any lessons, didn’t communicate with anybody, I just signed up for a free account. Well, is Wealthy Affiliate worth it?” [continue]


Is WA Worth It? – DanMaxwellJr

“Honestly, this was the question I asked myself when I first came across the WA community.” [continue]


Yearly WA Subscription: is it worth it? – Funmine

“They say “a stitch in time saves nine”. I think this is true because of my experiences. Through the years, I have learned not to delay or procrastinate when I have the opportunity to do something since I just don’t know what might happen in the future.” [continue]


Why Do You Love Wealthy Affiliate? – Sarah

“Joining Wealthy Affiliate was undeniably a turning point in my professional and personal life. If how you feel about job changes, so will your entire life…”[continue]


Is WA Worth It? – What Are Your Thoughts? – Robert

“People searching for a legit way to make money online from home tend to see a lot of posts about WA and ask, is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it?”[continue]


Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – It now depends on you

You have to sit down and quietly think and listen to your heart.

What is your motivation for Online Success?

Will you commit to your Online Success no matter what comes in between?

Are you going ask yourself the same “What if?” questions 5 or 10 years down your life?

Would you be a different person in the future if you take action to change now?

When you have crystal clear answers to these questions, you will know the answer to
Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it?


Wishing you Success!






*Please note that some countries are not able to join as FREE Starter Members due to Wealthy Affiliate University’s Anti-SPAM policy.


30 thoughts on “Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth it? – My Unique Take!

  1. Guy Nadeau

    Hi, Edmund. Great review! I was looking around if I could have a second opinion whether Wealthy Affiliate was worth it or not because it still represent a monthly fee and I’m usually not very up to this. And I fell on a few reviews before falling into yours.

    In some of these reviews were talking more about Bring the Fresh, while others were saying that Affiloblueprint was better. What’s your opinion on this?

    I’ve taken a look at WA. I even subscribed for free and I can see for myself that there’s a lot of great stuff and training there. And I like the fact that it’s like a big community there. But will I really make money out of it if I decide to go Premium?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Guy Nadeau! Thanks for your comment and your questions.

      I have heard about Bring the Fresh and Affiloblueprint, but I have not done an in-depth research review on them yet. Did a quick search on these 2 and the reviews for them are rated on the high side. I may post an in-depth review for both of them in the future. Do drop by my site to check out again.

      However, I did a research review on Chris Farrell Membership, another legitimate program.

      I am glad that you have subscribed the Free* Starter Member to see for yourself that there is a lot of great stuff and training there with a big community.

      As for whether if you could really make money if you go Premium? I would say that by going Premium, you are leveraging on the advanced training, webinars and community support. You will not make any money if you take no action to learn, create and committed to nurturing your Online Business.

      You must know why you want to make money Online by taking this tough but rewarding journey to your Success. Or else, I would advice, remain as a Free* Starter member to take things at a slower pace until you become clearer of what you want.


  2. Martin

    This is a very well thought out review on Wealthy Affiliate!

    Like you I tried before to start an Online Business and wasted lots of money on products that were as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle and they expected me to sell it on to some other unsuspecting people.

    I just couldn’t do that just to make money so I gave up, two years ago I started again and it wasn’t much better. Its the same old story telling me that I could become a millionaire overnight just by pushing a button.

    I was about to give up again when I found Wealthy Affiliate. Building an Online Business is hard but at the same time encouraging for me to know that I can do it with so many people willing to help me out.

    Thank God for that! I need all the help I can get.

    And yes, you have to ask yourself the right questions and gave good answers to those questions before you really know “Is Wealthy Affiliate worth it?”.

    Thank you for sharing.


    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Martin, thanks for sharing your own experience with us.

      Like you, I gave up after a few tries and I guess I did not ask myself the right questions then. I was merely dipping my toes in the water and not really wanted to swim in the Online Ocean yet. I only became serious again in 2014 and found Wealthy Affiliate this time.

      And yes, we do need all the help we can get when we have doubts and questions. Wealthy Affiliate has the pay-it-forward culture where many people are willing to help one another.

      I am really glad that you have found Wealthy Affiliate and wish you Success!

  3. roamy

    Hello, Edmund.

    You have explained things so well that a newbie like myself who is not sure if l should invest in the next online business feel kind of convinced.

    Glad l found your site, everything explained so well and in an easy to understand way.

    One thing l need to know please if l joined as a free member and left for whatever reason, could l come back to the same account? some programmes do delete inactive accounts then do not allow re-signing up.

    I’m asking because l don’t see myself paying over $300 right now, l prefer to check the free account first. Thanks for your advice.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Roamy. Thanks for your comment and questions.

      I am glad that I have explained everything in an easy to understand way and I hope I could continue to create more values for more people.

      Roamy, once you are a Free* member, you are always a free* member. You could be inactive and come back again if you need some help from the Online Entrepreneur Certification (Level 1) course. However, your free 7 days of connectivity with the community may be expired by then.

      One have to be careful not to breach Wealthy Affiliate’s SPAM policies too. If your intention to join as Free* member is to spam the community, you’ll get kicked out of Wealthy Affiliate and will never be welcomed back again.

      If your financials do not allow, use the free* website to build your online income first. Albeit at a slower pace, you still can build your Online Business. When you are ready to become a Premium Member, upgrade at any time you wish.

      Once a Premium Member, you are able to bring your Online Business up several notches as there are advanced training available, tools and support from the community waiting for you.

      Hope this helps. Wishing you Success, Roamy!

  4. Wendy

    As a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member, I have to say that it is very much worth the monthly fee!

    You get so much more as a premium member and if you love Wealthy Affiliate like I do, you can also earn money through the affiliate program by referring others.

    This is a great option if someone wants to do affiliate marketing, but they are not sure of the niche to choose. They can just use affiliate marketing as their niche market.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Wendy, thanks for your testimonial.

      Indeed, it is very much worth the monthly fee for all what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer to a Premium Member.

      Wealthy Affiliate’s main Online Entrepreneur Certification training is gearing toward starting an Online Business with one’s passion.

      Wealthy Affiliate, however, does offer a Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp for members who could not decide what niche they should go into initially. Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp is in the “making money online” niche where a member promotes Wealthy Affiliate for an affiliate commission.

      I look forward to working with you, Wendy. Wishing you Success!

  5. SC

    I agree that while the Starter membership is a great beginning point to getting yourself familiar with creating an online business, if you’re serious about your long term future, you need to invest in a premium membership.

    I know it sucks to dwell on the opportunities missed from you not finding WA years ago, but the important thing is that you’ve seized the opportunity now and are building your business.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi SC, thanks for your comment.

      Indeed, I am seizing the opportunity now to make up for the lost. 🙂

      I hope the readers of this post and comments up to this point realized that Wealthy Affiliate is a great academy not to be missed. You can change your future there if you are serious about it!

      Wishing you the best, SC!

  6. Betty

    Hi, Edmund, this is a very good article sharing your experience on how you got started and the pitfalls you faced.

    I am glad that you have found Wealthy Affiliate and it has been a success for you. I agree with you that considering all the benefits at Wealthy Affiliate, for just $1/day is definitely worth the money.

    The testimonials by other members really enforce your points that Wealthy Affiliate is worth it.

    I will be heading over to check it out. Thanks, Edmund.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hey Betty, thanks for your comment.

      I am really glad that you do agree with me that Wealthy Affiliate is worth the premium with all the training, community, tools and web hosting integrated seamlessly at one place.

      I look forward to working with you at Wealthy Affiliate. If you need a hand in anything, let me know.

      Wishing you success!

  7. alisonklingvall

    Great article Edmund and you have given me a lot to think about. I will be upgrading to yearly very soon I think.

    I really like the questions you asked yourself and how you pointed out that basically if you join but then don’t take action you won’t make money, it is that simple.

    And then you actually tell people to try the starter membership first and wait until they are ready to sign up for premium. I think that’s great as sometimes when I hear certain questions people ask, I think to myself that they don’t sound ready to commit themselves to the hours and the setbacks that we all go through between signing up and being excited about it and then finally starting to see an income, months down the track.

    It takes some belief and discipline for sure.Maybe they will find that belief after experiencing WA and seeing the potential, it took me a little while to really get it.

    Sometimes that’s not what people want to hear and maybe that’s why so many scams still work, but I find your honest approach refreshing and having asked myself the questions you talked about I will be upgrading to yearly membership as I am in this for the long term.

    Thanks, Edmund!


    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Alison, thanks so much for your comment.

      I am really glad that you have found Wealthy Affiliate too! 🙂

      Indeed, all successful people in the world, Online or Offline, have a common trait. That is, they are persistence! They are willing to commit to their vision, the end goal toward their success, no matter what comes in between. They take a setback as another step closer to success. This is their belief.

      To be successful, we must model after them.

      I would really like to be honest up front with my readers, that there is never a get rich quick scheme/product in the Online World. I had the first-hand experience of scam products, so I do not want my readers or followers have a false expectation that Online Business is going to make them rich overnight.

      And If they are really serious, I am ready to help them to get started and work towards their goals.

      I am glad that this article had set you thinking again and I know you can make it to success!

      Wishing you the best!


  8. Fisher

    If you need a hosting for your business websites, the premium Wealthy Affiliate membership is definitely worth it. Nowadays, a good hosting fee would be around $200 a year. WA host is definitely a good one.

    And if you need a keyword tool, the premium Wealthy Affiliate membership is definitely worth it. The cheapest keyword program would be $20 per month.

    Normally a hosting plus a keyword program would cost you $400, that is more than the annual fee for WA which also includes comment and feedback system. Also, priceless advice from the experts (the owners of the WA are certainly the experts in the online business field).

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Fisher, thanks for your comparison of costs between Wealthy Affiliate and other hosting companies out there.

      I believe anyone can see the immense benefits of the hosting their website there. The training, community and tools provide the integration of an all-in-one platform for any successful Online Business.

      All the best Fisher!

  9. Oral

    Hi Edmund, I can attest that Wealthy Affiliate is worth every cent spent as a member. The lessons are first class, the support is excellent and the community is out of this world. It didn’t take me long to go Premium and yearly at the same time because I realize I would be getting value for money. And trust me, for $1/day one couldn’t ask for more.

    I had my share of other online opportunities that were just a total waste of time. Like you, I wished I found WA 5 years ago, but that is in the past and now my focus is on what is ahead. It is a great program that teaches one how to build a business and if one apply what is taught, then they won’t go wrong.

    Great post and all the best.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Oral! Thanks for your excellent testimonial!

      Indeed, Wealthy Affiliate’s training resources, community, tools and web hosting management are well worth the value of just $1/day!

      I am really glad that you have found Wealthy Affiliate too. Now and let us focus on what is ahead!

      Wishing you Success, Oral!

  10. Neil

    Hey Edmund!

    Thank You for sharing your story on how you got started online with Wealthy Affiliate, and I too fell for a few scams that lead me to failure and the strong feeling of giving up on the idea of making money on the internet.

    Wealthy Affiliate sure is the way forward and a great platform for helping people to get started online and earning an income.

    Thanks for your post, and I would say that Wealthy Affiliate is totally worth it!


    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Neil, your are most welcome.

      Thanks for your testimony of Wealthy Affiliate too! It is definitely the platform for new budding Online Entrepreneurs to get started and slowly scale their Online Bussiness to the next level!

      Wishing you Success!

  11. Lucas

    Wow. A very interesting article. I had not heard of Wealthy Affiliate before but from this article it truly tells me that join Wealthy Affiliate is really worth it.

    Thanks for sharing the various post by members of the community. I had already decided to join Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for introducing me to this program. Can’t wait to quit my job and earn money online.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Lucas, you are most welcome.

      I am glad that you find it worth to join Wealthy Affiliate and its community. One advice though, do not quit your job first. Online Business takes time to build and nurture. You will not see yourself making loads of money overnight!

      However, I assure you that if you put in your effort and due diligence by following Wealthy Affiliate’s training, you’ll see the results that you want! 🙂

      Wishing you the best!

  12. roamy


    l have really enjoyed your review of Wealthy Affiliate. l liked the way you break down the premium membership cost ans explain how in the end it only cost $30 a month which I find to be a very good value for money.

    If you can remember, I was on your site some time ago, I enjoyed it and trusted what you said because you explained so well. l have gone and tried wealthy affiliate and, it is just as you said, I love the courses.

    Thanks very much for the honest review and l hope more people find your review as informative as l did.

    Cheers Roamy

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Roamy, nice to see you dropping by my site again and thanks for your comment too.

      I am really glad that you are loving the course at Wealthy Affiliate now. Yes, most of us are so focus on the small subject and forget about the big picture over a longer term. I would love to have the savings so that I could re-invest into other aspects of my business such as advertising or a Professional Keyword Research Tool.

      Having said that, it is important for one to understand his/her current financial commitment. It may be difficult for someone to fork out a few hundreds at one time.

      I would advise, take one step at a time first. If you are committed to your business over a long term, and when finances permit later as your business gain traction, go for the saving.

      I would love to see you again soon Roamy. 🙂

      Wishing you the best!

  13. Brendan

    Hi Edmund,

    I am at the early stages of WA so can’t tell for sure just yet if it’s worth it as I’m not bringing any money in but I can say that the drive and support from the community alone make it worth it.

    I’m very focused on making this a success supplemented by the enthusiasm of those around me. Financially, ask me in a year and I’ll let you know!

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Brendan!

      Yup, Wealthy Affiliate’s worth is not just able to make money learning from its training, but the support from the community and owners themselves too.

      I am really glad that you are focused on making your business a success and I am looking forward to you returning here a year later to let us know about your progress!

      Feel free let us know if you need a hand with anything.

      Wishing you the best!

  14. RichPersonality

    My answer is definitely yes because the internet is full of scams, fishy businesses that simply don’t work. There are only a few good ways to make money online and wealthy affiliate is one of them. Good community, awesome training, simple and easy to understand system and you don’t need a lot of money for start. Thanks for the article.

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