After visiting and reading the people’s negative reviews and rebuttals posted in RipOffReport, I was inspired to write about the Wealthy Affiliate University scam complaints that are posted on the site.
I am going to explain to you the truth behind it, and I will also share my experience with you so that you will know if the complaints are justifiable.
It’s true that there are so many scams online and we need to be aware. I understand people need to be skeptical. Fortunately, the Wealthy Affiliate offers free trial that allows the individual to see if the program is a scam.
My thoughts here are based to the best of my knowledge. . .
The Wealthy Affiliate Scam: Find Out The Truth
Quick Overview of this Post:
If you are thinking of starting an internet business from home, I believe you would like to find out the truth about whether the Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is legit or scam before signing up their online business course.
One of the complaints in RipOff Report is from someone who wanted to find out if Wealthy Affiliate is a legit company that claims to teach others to work from home and make money online with blogs and sites.
From my understanding, the person already has a site, but he also wants to market more products that he could add to what he is already engaging in his existing niche site.
RipOff Report.com Complaint: Is Wealthy Affiliate Legit?
Take a glance at this complaint clip from RipOff Report. . .
If this person wanted to find out whether or not Wealthy Affiliate is legit, he should have gone through the training according to what the members had advised.
But unfortunately, this individual is somewhat not open-minded. He refused the idea of going through the training because it was already in his mind to find fault in the program.
I think he didn’t want to go through the training because he is afraid to find out the truth that WA is truly honest in their business program.
He never went through the training and yet he claims that Wealthy Affiliate is a SCAM. Since he never went through the training, I consider his claims are not substantial.
The Wealthy Affiliate training has the basics and everything he needs to expand his business. If he went through the course he would have found out how to add more income through his website by promoting other merchants’ products. He doesn’t even need to have his own product to earn income from online.
There are a lot of golden nuggets for him to learn in the modules course, so he missed his opportunity to expand his business by being impatient.
Running a website business properly is not just about knowing the keywords and how to add products to market—it involves a lot of things. That’s why he was advised to go through the training.
This person has also claimed that the training component in Wealthy Affiliate is creating WordPress blogs and promoting the WA University program.
Actually, that’s optional. A WA member has that option to create a blog to promote WA University online business course. Members are not forced to do this.
I have already built several blogs and this is my very first site that is promoting the WA online course. I am promoting it because it works. No one told me that I should create this site and promote WA.
I think before that person signed up, it was already in his mindset that WA is a scam. He has already brainwashed himself. And no wonder Kyle had blocked his communication; he is not willing to be taught and he is just wasting Kyle’s time.
I believe he judged too soon that the WA is a SCAM — which is far from the truth.
Competitor’s SCAM Complaint: Wealthy Affiliate Fake Reviews
I also found out another WA scam complaint at RipOff Report. It is a complaint from a company that is a direct competitor of Wealthy Affiliate University—which the poster claims.
He has mentioned that WA deleted the posts of their members. I would say this is true. WA deletes posts of the members who are not following the rules. WA members cannot post in the forum to market their products, which can be a distraction to other members. Your posts won’t be deleted if you follow the rules.
He also complains that WA members are making fake reviews of their internet business success while their sites don’t really show that they are getting traffic.
He has also mentioned that the WA members, even though they are engaging in business, they are keeping their domains secretly. They are hiding their sites because they actually have very little traffic.
Yes, of course, that is so true. We hide our domains because we don’t want other or more internet affiliate marketers to compete with us in promoting the same product(s) or niche keywords that we are engaging too.
Our sites have niche keywords and we guard them like gold. We don’t want our sites to be seen and known by other affiliate marketers because they are potential competitors. These potential competitors may outrank our sites in the search engines and we lose our potential to earn money online. We want our sites to only be seen by the customers and not other online marketers. This is just how the internet affiliate marketing business works.
And, yes, it can also be true that WA sites have very little traffic. What I know is that, even though WA sites have very little traffic, honestly, they are still making money — because we are ‘targeting’ online searchers who are more likely to buy.
Though my sites are receiving little traffic but they are gradually earning online commissions. . . Definitely the Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam!!!
Wealthy Affiliate’s Honest & Legit Internet Business Training
In Wealthy Affiliate’s training we are taught and encouraged to find “low hanging fruit.” This refers to the keywords that have very little traffic or searches, but the people who are using these keywords are more likely buyers.
These “low hanging fruit” keywords, when done properly, can rank easily in the top pages of search engines where they can be seen by the customers. Therefore, you may get traffic sooner and may get sales too.
Of course, it’s nice to have high traffic to your sites because it does bring more online income. But usually these high traffic keywords give you so many competitors and your post (page or site) can hardly be seen in the first page of the search engine results.
What’s the use of having keywords with high searches when you are not ranking in the search engines and not being seen by the online customers?
So, we better find these “low hanging fruit” keywords so that our post would have better chances in getting a spot in the first page of the search engines. In this manner, we have more chances in being seen by the searchers or customers which can drive traffic to our sites.
I’m not really into finding low hanging fruit keywords because they can be keywords that I’m not familiar with, and I might find it hard to write about. I have a hard time with expressing my thoughts.
I am not very good in writing and I need extra help. I find it very difficult for me to write an article. As a result, I signed up for a coaching from someone with one-on-one training to guide me so that I could express and organize my thoughts and be able to write articles and posts for my sites. Actually, this is a health concern of mine that I have difficulty of expressing my thoughts.
And guess what? …The coach was teaching me to use low hanging fruit keywords. Same as what the Wealthy Affiliate program is teaching to its members.
Anyway, I just built a Christmas site in Wealthy Affiliate —and we all have some great knowledge when it comes to Christmas, right? So, I was hoping that it wouldn’t be that hard for me to write posts and articles.
For this Christmas site, I found a low hanging fruit keyword.
Do you know what happened?
Lo and behold, I made $11.00 in commissions after 3 weeks when I posted that article. I stopped working on that Christmas site because I have been busy in other things.
Then in less than 2 weeks, I earned an additional $2.00 in commission. So it’s like a machine making money itself. Sure that’s a very tiny bit of money; but that’s what the WA is also teaching to its members—how to find low hanging fruit for sooner traffic.
I’m not saying that all low hanging fruit keywords will bring you money soon. What I’m saying is that there’s greater possibility of ranking in the top pages of search engines very easily with low hanging fruit keywords. This Christmas site had less traffic but the earnings came so early.
I don’t care if that person or company who complains at RipOffReport that WA sites have very little traffic, because the truth is that Wealthy Affiliate sites make money even though we are receiving little traffic.
I did know two individuals who are members of this company who complained in the RipOff Report. These two members had mentioned in a forum where I met them that their sites built on that company started to make money in 6 months.
Last year, I attended a closed webinar with a guest who is a top affiliate marketer in Amazon.com. He was chosen by Amazon to create a case study site. What I’ve learned from him is that an Amazon affiliate site will start making money in 6-9 months—when the site is done properly. Of course, it involves hard work too.
So if you want to work from home and make extra income with websites, bear this in mind: it takes a lot of patience and hard work, and you don’t make money overnight — it may take a year to get your very first sale.
Even though this internet home business is not making me rich, the Wealthy Affiliate University training, which is not a scam, is helping me, by the grace of our Lord, to earn extra money for my family. I love working at home as a stay at home mom.
Based on my experience, the Wealthy Affiliate’s course for internet marketing is honest and legit in teaching others to make money online.