Wealthy Affiliate Review – Legitimate Revenue For Retirees

Introduction to Wealthy Affiliate


Greetings,

I am a retired law enforcement officer. I was lucky enough to retire at age 46. My boys were young and I wanted to spend more time with them. I’ve worked in the information technology field since then and currently, I’m employed at a web design company.

I’ve always had a passion for technology and now my focus is on working from home in retirement and using the internet to run a business and earn money.

In my Wealthy Affiliate Review,  I will give you a brief overview of Wealthy Affiliate and offer what I think is the best way to make money during retirement. For several years I had researched ways to build a business online. My focus was mainly on e-commerce that included dropshipping.

Fortunately for me, I never spent a ton of money in this process and actually found Wealthy Affiliate one day doing some searches for ways to make money from home.

What exactly is Wealthy Affiliate?


Simply stated, Wealthy Affiliate is a large learning community of like-minded people who have the desire to create an online business and make money from home. A community of affiliate marketers who work together to help each other every day and to learn everything there is to know about affiliate marketing.

Just as you are reading my review, in June 2018 I read the review of one of the most successful members of Wealthy Affiliate and I was immediately interested in finding out more about this great platform. I signed up for the free account and started reading and learning immediately. One week later I decided to go Premium and the rest is history.

Now for some specific information


After joining Wealthy Affiliate I started to read other users’ posts and dug into the community as much as possible. The overall theme from most members was: I sure wished I had found Wealthy Affiliate before now.

You see, most affiliate marketing programs promise you riches and then do nothing but take your money without offering any real training. Most users were complaining about upsells and the lack of support and the amount of money they were spending and getting nothing in return.

Let me say this now, Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich scheme and makes no promise that you will make lots of money unless you follow the training and build your business the correct way from the beginning. The two guys who started this business back in 2005, Kyle and Carson, are truly vested in the success of all Wealthy Affiliate members.

Kyle and Carson

I challenge anyone to find another online business whose founders actually answer questions and send personalized messages to its members. This happens here at Wealthy Affiliate quite often.

How Much Does Wealthy Affiliate Cost?

I work for a web design company and we do site hosting as one of our services. Our site hosting cost is $59.99 monthly. You will find other hosting companies that charge much more than this and that doesn’t even include support.

You would also have to pay a web design company to design your site and then another charge for support, security, search engine optimization and so on and so on.

Here at Wealthy Affiliate, the monthly charge is $49 or $359 per year which covers hosting, support, training, SEO and many other aspects of creating an online business. And, those fees have never increased, that’s right, never increased. Here is a pricing comparison chart that shows all the benefits when you join Wealthy Affiliate:

Membership Options

As you can see there are many benefits to joining Wealthy Affiliate and you can do this without using a credit card and creating a free membership or go Premium and receive all the truly great options listed above.

What kind of training does Wealthy Affiliate offer?

Training is one of the key aspects of Wealthy Affiliate. Whether you are a beginning affiliate marketer or a seasoned veteran you will find all the training here beneficial. There are two main training options: Online Entrepreneur Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp.

The Online Entrepreneur Certification is a 5 phase ( 50 lesson ) course that teaches you how to create a business as an affiliate marketer using a niche that you choose. The Affiliate Bootcamp training course is a 7 phase ( 70 lesson ) course that teaches you how to promote Wealthy Affiliate in a related niche that you choose.

The training doesn’t stop with these two main options. There is a “Training HQ” that gives you the option to view many classrooms including numerous topics, videos, tutorials and webinars as many times as you want.

Jay of Magistudios

And, speaking of webinars. Every Friday night Wealthy Affiliate sponsors an hour-long webinar hosted by Jay of Magistudios.   Important topics are covered in these webinars and if you can’t attend they are available to watch afterward as many times as needed.

Also, there is a portal for asking any questions that you may have and Live Chat where you can also ask questions. I can tell you from experience when asking a question either in the portal or in Live Chat you always get a response and most times the response is within minutes.

All of this training includes building your site(s) using the Word Press content management system. Whether you have experience with Word Press or are a newbie you will be pleasantly surprised at how fast you can start your website.

How does Wealthy Affiliate help me build my website?

For me, the Wealthy Affiliate website builder is the best part of this great platform. If you use each feature included in this builder you will be able to create a great website that is visually pleasing and the content will be accurate and well organized. There are seven options inside the website builder and each plays a vital role in creating your own site.

You can access all of your sites in the Site Manager. You will see all of your sites listed containing stats such as site health and google indexing. At Wealthy Affiliate, you can create 2 websites if you choose the free version and up to 50 sites if you go Premium. The Site Builder section allows you to create a site on a free domain using siterubrix.com provided by Wealthy Affiliate or on a domain you currently own.

There is the option to also register your domain using Wealthy Affiliate.

You will find as a blogger, the most critical part of any website is its content. I find the Site Content platform the most helpful of all the website building features. Here, you will find a total count of all the words you’ve written while creating content, how many articles you have published and articles that are unpublished.

When you create a new document you are given the choice to start using a blank document or write from a new or created template.

The Site Content area also allows you to do a spell and grammar check for each article you write before you publish. There are areas to request comments on your pages and posts and feedback on your websites. The last option in the website builder is probably the most important. If you run into trouble with your site and cannot figure out how to resolve the issue you can submit a support ticket requesting to have the issue addressed.

I’ve used support many times. Not only will your issue be resolved, it will be resolved in a timely manner.

What is the most important aspect of Wealthy Affiliate?

Early in this post, I stated, “Wealthy Affiliate is a large community of like-minded people who have the desire to create an online business and make money from home.” I’m repeating myself here because I truly believe this community is what sets the Wealthy Affiliate platform apart from any other affiliate marketing programs available on the internet.

There are so many ways to network with other members on Wealthy Affiliate. When you write a blog post other members will see it and make comments. If your post gets enough Likes and Comments it can be ranked in “Today’s Top 10 Posts”. You have the opportunity to “Follow” other members and welcome new members to the community.

“Live Chat” is another way to talk to other members. This really is a good way to ask questions and find answers almost immediately.

All of this being said, in my experience at Wealthy Affiliate since joining last June, I can truly say that the help I’ve received from members is priceless. We are all here working towards the same goal and its essential for me to be able to serve others. That’s just who I am.

Conclusion


In my Wealthy Affiliate Review, I have highlighted the most important aspects of Wealthy Affiliate. There is so much more I could have written about.

I truly believe for the price we are charged, this platform is the most realistic way for others to make money when retired. This is not a get rich quick scheme.

You are given all the tools and resources to build a solid, credible business online and to always know that you have support from Wealthy Affiliate, its owners Kyle and Carson and all the members.  Please share on your social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.

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Thank you,

Calvin Harris

25 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Review – Legitimate Revenue For Retirees”

  1. Is Wealthy affiliate going to be around for a very long time? How can I maximize the various adavantages? Can one earn for life with wealthy affiliate? . The best online money making site are always well structured from what I read in this article wealthy affiliate is a reliable and trustworthy site. I heard about this from friends as well and am now a premium member. Thanks you for the right insightful review

    • Hi Olalekan, I truly believe Wealthy Affiliate will be around for many years. They have been in business since 2005 and never raised their rates. That is the sign of a strong, legitimate business. I think if we all continue to learn and develop our skills by following the available training we will maximize this experience to make money for a lifetime.

      Thanks for reviewing my post!
      Cal

  2. This is a great article explaining the benefits of the Wealthy Affiliate website. I personally enjoy the community aspect of WA as it promotes positive support from yourself and others. The training is aspect is also fun and rewarding especially when you put your posts up for review by your peers. I am fairly new to WA but I can proudly say that I am enjoying the training and I am finding that I like to write content especially when it is something I care about.

    • Hi Paul, thanks for reviewing the post.  I like the community aspect of this as well.  I think if the training is followed there is no way to fail.

      Thanks

      Cal

  3. This is one of the most comprehensive review I have ever read on wealthy affiliate. The benefits of Wealthy Affiliate is enormous  and can never be compared with any other platform in the world. There are tons of lessons to help you fully understand the wide scope of affiliate marketing and blogging. There are also awesome tools like jaaxy, site health, site feedback, site comments and domain registration. I am very sure newbies will find your review very helpful

    • Hi Ola,

      Yes, the benefits of this great platform are enormous and it would be hard to describe them all in just one review.  I’m glad you took the time to review my post.

      Thanks!

      Cal

  4. Wow this is a great review and opinion about wealthy Affiliate family. It is indeed a good way to retire in wealth. I am new to the community but I can guarantee that it is very helpful and impartful. I will highly recommend it to any one who want to be happy and wealthy in a long run.  Thank you 

  5. Wealthy affiliate stand tall among the rest. I agree with what you said that members on wealthy affiliate wished they had joined earlier. I must say that I felt the same way too about 2 week ago. It is not a get rich quick platform but everything needed to make it big online are embedded in the training and courses offered on wealthy affiliate. I am about building my site too to start earning gradually. I am a proud member of wealthy affiliate. Thanks for sharing this article on our home wealthy affiliate. 

  6. Wealthy Affiliates offer all the tools, resources and support to make your goal of achieving financial independence a reality. Wealthy affiliates is a big community of like-minded people watching over one other shoulder. I have never seen a place where People are too eager and willing to help like wealthy affiliates. It is great that you are an IT professional, non IT personnel can use the site builder to easily create their own website. Lastly, you must have a goal when joining WA, and be willing to work hard to realize your goal.  The platform provides every resource to make your financial goal possible.

    • Hi Tolu, yes I agree, goals are very important and then the actions you take to achieve those goals is most important.  If you follow the training here at WA you will certainly succeed. 

      Thanks for reviewing my post!

      Cal

  7. Hello there, I must say am really excited to know the age which u retired, at 46, wow, it’s so amazing. Many people will still even work till 50 or 55. Wealthy affiliate is one of the platform for people to get rich working online from the comfort on their of home even as retired personnel, even not only that, those who are still working can still be a beneficial of this earnings platform, 

    • Hi Yormith, I was fortunate to be able to retire at age 46, however, my boys were still young and I knew I had to work full time for a few more years.  Now that I’m 58 and reaching retirement age again, I want to be able to do something that I am in control of not just working for someone else.  I believe Wealthy Affiliate will give me the opportunity to do that.

      Thanks for reviewing my post!

      Cal

  8. The informational article about Wealthy Affiliate is really inspiring. Income from online marketing is very popular nowadays. In particular, much-unemployed youths in the third world are now involved in online marketing. I myself am a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate as well. It is a reliable platform indeed. I have learned a lot about this review. Hope I can read more details about different training in the next review.Regards,Ranao.

  9. Here all is written about “Wealthy Affiliate” and I have read this article properly. This website offering a great opportunity and it cost a minimum monthly charge about $49 or $359 that sounds so well and it encourage me to join in this affiliate site. Any retired person can get benefitted by this site. Because from “Wealthy Affiliate” person can build an online business and make money from home.I have already looked for the training you offer and one of the offer I have noticed was about “Online Entrepreneur Certification” which would be directed by 7 phases. I need some query about this website.   1.Does the “Wealthy Affiliate” provide 24hours service?    2.Can you mention what type of task you offer to earn money at retired level?

    • Hello, because Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that serves all areas of the world, its safe to say support is ongoing 24 hours a day.  My feeling is retired folks have a lot of time on their hands and will always want to make some extra money.  By creating an affiliate marketing business online retired people can add great income to their lives. 

      Thanks for reviewing my post!

      Cal

  10. Good helpful post to enlighten the retirees. Many who want to learn how to make money in retirement turn to their hobbies as jumping off spots for launching a small business. If you match the right hobby with the right business plan, you can make it work. Here are some ways to make money in retirement by turning your hobby into a successful business. There are many ways, but the one I can recommend with the the knowledge of the article and my experience so far is Online retail websites and social media ads which are inexpensive ways for retirees to start e-commerce stores and market their goods and services. And Wealth Affiliate is there to help you from starter and make you a giant earners online. Wealthy Affiliate is a large community of like-minded people who have the desire to create an online business and make money from home. A community of affiliate marketers who work together to help each other every day and to learn everything there is to know about affiliate marketing. Training is one of the key aspects of Wealthy Affiliate. One can start will the starter membership which is good for starter but to gain the best as I decided during my time, premium is the best with lower subsidized price of $19 currently.

    • Very good points you make about retirees using a hobby to create a successful business.

      Thanks for reviewing my post!

      Cal

  11. Greetings,

    I totally agree with you, the Wealthy Affiliate program is different from other platforms because of the Wealthy Affiliate family. The Wealthy Affiliate family is always on hand to help you resolve any issues you might encounter. And you can also speak directly to the owners, no other platform can be this open.

    • Hi Louis, I really think the communication from the community here is unique.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it online.

      Thanks for the review of my post!

      Cal

  12. Awesome review on ‘Online Retirement Revenue’ to enlighten the retirees. I can categorically say many who want to learn how to make money in retirement turn to their Hooby to means of earning. Here are some ways to make money in retirement by turning your hobby into a successful business. There are many ways, but the one I can recommend with the the knowledge of the article and my experience so far is Online retail websites and social media ads which are inexpensive ways for retirees to start e-commerce stores and market their goods and services. And Wealth Affiliate is there to help you from starter and make you a giant earners online. Wealthy Affiliate is a large community of like-minded people who have the desire to create an online business and make money from home. A community of affiliate marketers who work together to help each other every day and to learn everything there is to know about affiliate marketing. Training is one of the key aspects of Wealthy Affiliate. My opinion on using WA is that one can start will the starter membership which is good for starter but to gain the best as I decided during my time, premium is the best with lower subsidized price of $19 currently, and bear it in mind that this is not a get quick rich scheme. I will love to ask if WA have other considerable package for retirees with no knowledge on online marketing, on long term, as to reviewed the subsequent payment on premium membership?

    • Hi Topazdude, I have not seen any packages for retired folks.  That is a really good question.  I like your idea about retiree hobbies and affiliate marketing combined.  This is a great place for retired people to learn how to make some extra money. 

      Thanks for reviewing my post!

      Cal

    • Hi Tobazdude, I apologize for the late reply to your comments. Retirees can absolutely take their hobbies and make an online business here at Wealthy Affiliate. That is a brilliant idea and could prove to be a very lucrative niche. As far as packages for retirees I have not heard of that. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and comment.

      Cal

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