6 Reasons Why I Study at Wealthy Affiliate

How I Arrived at Wealthy Affiliate!

6 Reasons Why I Study at Wealthy Affiliate shows how to find a niche, build a website, get traffic, and earn revenue online with the Wealthy Affiliate Program.

I have been fascinated with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Online Marketing since its early days. I love surfing the web and I am not alone in this endeavour. The huge numbers of people from all over the world that surf and search the web on a daily basis, are proof of this growing phenomenon.

An Idea

A few years ago, the thought of making a living and earning an income online suddenly popped into my head. Here I was spending hours a day, “surfing”, so why not do this full time and get paid for it.

After all, what a great way to make a living, … working from home, choosing my own hours of work, and not having to “crazy commute” for hours every day, … and besides, how hard could it be?

Everyone was doing it, and dot. Com millionaires were the flavor of the day!

I began researching this in earnest, and I quickly found dozens of websites populated with people possessing the special skills that I would need to become an overnight sensation. In the beginning, the thoughts of all this financial success were scary and intimidating. I also found out that these people were called “Gurus”!

Don’t be a Casualty

After falling victim to 3, yes 3, “dubious” money-making “systems”, I became disillusioned and dejected.

My dreams of becoming rich and spending the rest of my days on a sunny beach, occasionally, checking my bank account totals were quickly fading away.

I decided to return to my J.O.B. and make the best of a bad situation. It seemed as if I had not been cut out to be a millionaire, after all.

One morning I awoke to another email, extolling the benefits of this great new online marketing program.

My immediate thoughts were, … “Oh yeah! … Well, you got me, not once, but 3 times, before, so don’t expect me to fall for this crap again.

A Gut Feeling

I didn’t delete the email because something in my gut told me not to and besides, I am quite stubborn and pig-headed, … at least some of my friends seem to think so.

A few days later, with my ego in recovery, I read the email and clicked on it, … again! Funny thing about this new program was that they wanted “no upfront” money, no credit card information, they had no upselling, and I could “test drive” the program for 1 week! … for FREE!

This Program Was Different

My spider-senses were going off. Where and What was the gimmick? It turned out that there were no gimmicks, no promises of overnight millions, and no upsells. I could not believe my good fortune. This was simply a program of study with no strings attached. All I had to do was provide the effort, and my degree of success and achievement was all up to me.

Just like I was hearing in the real world.

It led me to this fantastic community called Wealthy Affiliate. That was many years ago.

I have never left!

What is a Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an educational program that teaches you how to, … 1) find a niche, … 2) build a website, … 3) get traffic to this website, and … 4) earn an income from this traffic.

This is the core of their platform, and with a steady flow of new members arriving on a daily basis to explore and participate in this online program, it must have excellent value to offer.

Why is Wealthy Affiliate so popular?

Wealthy Affiliate’s popularity is growing in leaps and bounds, and in the time that I have spent here, I have learned “tons” on how to  …

1)  find a niche, (an audience on the web for you to target),

2) build and maintain a website,

3) attract people to my niche by creating interesting content, and

4) how this traffic can help me earn an online income.

This learning platform is the real deal.

If you study hard to learn a craft and work even harder at it, you can become successful. Unlike many other programs on the web, this program makes NO crazy claims about overnight success and earning “millions” while you sleep. None of those crazy dreams here.

Anyone that promises quick riches and overnight success should be avoided like “the plague”!

Do not expect free money and easy success. No one has ever found it.

The 6 Reasons Why I Study at Wealthy Affiliate.

These 7 reasons are listed in no particular order. It would be difficult for me to rank them in order of importance because IMO, I feel that they all contribute to the total experience of learning here.

#1. The Community

There is no secret to the importance of friends and family when we need to get things done. Just think back to when you were in high school and you had your favourite study partners and how you helped each other pass a test, write a report or graduate?

How your friends always seemed to know the answers you didn’t and vice versa, … well studying here is exactly the same.

The community here at Wealthy Affiliate is above and beyond. 

As a matter of fact this is the first thing that closed the deal for me. Immediately upon arriving, I was encouraged to ask questions about the program and anything else that I may have had concerns about. To my pleasant surprise, I was getting answers to my questions from multiple members and all the answers were consistent and helpful. The first month went by like a breeze. I was working full-time in heavy construction, but I was so impressed with what I had learned that I decided to continue my training.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 or 366 (leap year) days a year, all members can study here to their heart’s content. There are no open and closed time periods.

This place is “always open”! You can access this program at anytime, period.

#2. The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course

The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course is the main course of instruction here at Wealthy Affiliate.

It is where you begin your studies. This is a 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification Program. Have a look at what’s on the menu.

  • learn how to get immersed in the community
  • discover the process of earning an income online
  • create and begin working on your goals
  • gain access to over 590 thousands niches
  • choose a niche
  • build a website using WordPress
  • learn how to create content
  • learn Keyword research

Is it easy? Not in my opinion, and not in most of the hundreds of thousands of students that spend their days here learning how to build a successful online business.

Let me ask you this question. If you wanted to become a lawyer, a doctor, a carpenter, or an airplane pilot, … would it be easy? … would you achieve any of these goals overnight?

The answer is obviously NO! Everything in life requires effort. Anyone promising you a free stuff should be avoided like the plague.

This is the primary reason why the Wealthy Affiliate program is so popular. There are no phoney claims here, and none are tolerated.

#3. The Weekly Webinars

Every Friday evening at 5:00 p.m., PST, your local time, Jay Neill, presents his weekly webinar, (available to all members, free of charge), on a topic of importance and relevance to this course of study.

These webinars include SEO, content creation, Google Search Console, and many other topics too numerous to list. All of these webinars are available for replay within 24 hours of going live. So if you are unable to attend the live webinar you can always view the replay at a more convenient time.

In addition to Jay Neill’s chosen topics, there is always the opportunity for any member to suggest a topic of choice for these webinars.

A few minutes spent scrolling down the long list of hundreds of recorded videos will probably find one on the topic you are seeking.

#4. Affiliate Bootcamp

Affiliate Bootcamp is the affiliate marketing program here at Wealthy Affiliate. It is designed to teach you a step-by-step method to market Wealthy Affiliate. If you are unsure about a niche, this is an option to consider.

#5. Jaaxy

Jaaxy is the online industry keyword and research platform, connected to and owned by Wealthy Affiliate.

It was developed by affiliate marketers and for affiliate marketers.

This powerful tool makes Keyword Research, an easy and more pleasant experience.

6 Reasons Why I Study at Wealthy Affiliate

#6. The Library

This is what I refer to as the total volume of knowledge available here to all members. The Online Entrepreneur Course, The Bootcamp, The Weekly Webinars, Live Chat, and Site Support.

Site Support is the 30 plus “techies” that protect our websites, answer all the tech questions and keep us safe.

In my over 5 years here at Wealthy Affiliate, I haven’t even scratched the surface. This is all available to you, free of charge, once you become a member.

Bonus Reason, … Live Chat

Live Chat is real-time communications within Wealthy Affiliate.

Here you can ask questions, provide comments, and help other members on their journey.

Comments, Questions, and Suggestions

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about this program you can click this link to find out more.

I would be pleased to answer all your questions and concerns that you may have about this program.

My experience here at Wealthy Affiliate is one of many pleasant memories.

This is an easy to understand program on how to find a niche, build a website, get traffic, and earn an income, ALL working from home.

I want to leave you with this important consideration!

You can explore ALL of this program for 1 full week FOR FREE!

Where else will you get such a deal, today?

Are you up to the challenge!

14 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why I Study at Wealthy Affiliate”

  1. Hi Paul,

    I think you have the best 7 reasons for staying with Wealthy Affiliate that I can think of.

    I have been a member with Wealthy Affiliate for a few months and I do so for very good reasons.

    I am not one to stay with programs that do not produce and I can share with you the same thoughts about WA.

    Originally I joined for the training.

    I wanted to see if it was any good or just another one of those pumped up programs.

    Being free there was no way to lose, so I joined.

    I was really happy to see a training platform that gave what it said it would.

    The training is 1st class.

    I started to dig around and was soon discover the community spirit.

    One that I have never experienced elsewhere.

    I have become personal friends with a few of the members and we constantly stay in touch.

    What makes this the perfect place to be, is that I actually get paid by Wealthy Affiliate.

    In fact the money I earn is more than my membership fee.

    Isn’t that a no-brainer?

    It is rare these days to find platforms that are this good, but I am glad I did and I am staying.

    Great job!


    • Good Day, Tim.

      Thanks for stopping by to read my post. 

      Like you, and many others here, I dropped in here to explore this platform after being ripped off by “slick” online marketing sales people that had the “magic bullet” and the ideal program to make me a millionaire overnight and all you had to do was “click the magic button”.

      Many online users have experienced the same.

      Seek and you shall find was our reward. 

      I was very interested in online marketing and frustrated, more liked P-off, that I couldn’t find what I was searching for. All the frustration came to an end when I landed here at Wealthy Affiliate. 

      Gone was all the BS, and all that remained was exploration, education, and hard work. There is no overnight success here.

      IMHO, I this is one of the main reasons why so many people stay here AND never want to leave!

      Happy New Year.


  2. I love this particular article, Paul!  The main reason is that I could totally relate to your initial story of getting scammed again and again and not wanting it to happen again.  I was in exactly the same boat.

    Your article is written in a very user-friendly manner – like you are talking to a friend!  Your style is the most engaging I have come across yet

    The seven reasons you give are concrete and give people a real reason to check out Wealthy Affiliates – and why they would want to stay!  This is a platform that works if you work it!

    I look forward to seeing more of your blogs!

    • Thanks, Feochadan, for reading my post.

      Your comments are well appreciated. It is difficult to regain trust after getting scammed a few times. Problem is that many of these snakeoil salespeople are so good at their trade.

      I’m pleased that you find my reasons compelling and I hope to hear from you again.


  3. There are so many scams out there and I am happy that you have found one that works and is not a scam!
    Thanks for sharing the reasons why you stayed at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s good to know that there are companies out there in cyberspace that won’t rip you off and or upsale you.

    • Hi Dinh.

      Thanks for reading my post. It took a while but I’ve finally found a place where I could do some serious studies.

      Persistence always pays off and this proves it for me.


  4. I tiptoed on to the Wealthy Affiliate platform, after having had such bad experiences before. When I saw the comments, got support both from the platform and from the members, my confidence guided me to enrol as a premium member. I am still learning from those great training sessions, and I am seeing some good results so far. What I really like about the platform is the variety of ways I am earning, and the possibilities of doing more advanced work. Thanks for this overview. It helps me to feel positive and hopeful as i continue learning.

    • Thanks, JJ.

      The Wealthy Affiliate program has helped over 2 million people with online marketing and guidance. This amazing company began operations in 2005, which is in itself quite a statistic. Many of the less scrupulous companies have all vanished into oblivion.

      I’m pleased that you are getting satisfactory results from your efforts. 

      Thanks for your show of support and for your vote of confidence in a program that I hold dear to my heart.


  5. Hi Paul,

    I joined the WA community just a little over a month a go.  I loved that they didn’t want any up front money or credit card information.  I started for free for the first week, then I upgraded to premium and even though I am not making money yet I wanted all the tools available to me to be successful so I just went premium plus.  I have a good feeling about this and I also know nothing happens overnight.  I am hoping to be making some money soon and have this turn into a retirement income in a couple years.  I just started Level 5 training and I am really excited about this program.  If someone is looking for a passive income and is willing to put in the work like any business, try this out.  You have nothing to lose, if you go premium you can do monthly to make sure this is something you are going to want to put effort into. That is what I did at first.  

    Good Post!

    • Congratulations Chris.

      I’m very pleased that you’ve decided to join our community. I see that you are already deep into the training and that you comment and understand how the program works. 

      Many people are looking for get-rich-quick schemes, but this is not the case here. You display great business acumen by starting on a month-to-month basis. As you said, if you don’t like it, you can always move on and you will have not lost an arm and a leg. 

      I am confident that with time, you will appreciate all that this fantastic program has to offer. Work hard and success will follow.

      Thanks for the kind comments.


  6. I can relate to your post, finding Wealthy Affiliate was like a dream come true. I am able to work and my own pace and at anytime comvinient to me. A fantastic avenue for passive income, you put in the work first and later you get your reward. I am extreamly happy with what I have learnt so far.

    • This is excellent news, Diana.

      I am happy that you have found this program. There is a well-involved community here that can help at any time. Work at your own pace and you will see the results of your efforts.

      Affiliate Marketing is the work-from-home solution for the crazy times we are living in now.

      Congratulations on your new love.

      Thanks for the kind comments.


  7. I am always happy to find these amazing articles about WA. I am a member myself and never thought that WA could change my life the way it has. I have tried many ways of making money online and found that you simply got ripped off and needed to pay for the slightest bit of info or guidance or I was simply scammed. WA is an all-in-one resource-packed platform with awesome owners and a community that actually cares and pays forward insight and knowledge and above all it’s honest. Great article. Take Care!

    • That probably best describes the program at Wealthy Affiliate, Jean.

      An information-packed program, no-scams-no gimmicks, and populated by honest people who can’t wait to help fellow members.

      Where else can you find that? 

      The answer is, – I do not know of any program on affiliate marketing and instruction that offers so much at such a reasonable cost.

      Great observation, and proven by over TWO million people that have visited and studied at Wealthy Affiliate.



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