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How Wealthy Affiliate Is A Scam (Uncover The Deception!)

How Wealthy Affiliate Is A Scam (Uncover The Deception!)

Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, claiming to be helping people with affiliate marketing for over 14 years. It is run by Kyle and Carson, two people who have themselves built sites and made money through affiliate programs.

Many people over the years have come to Wealthy Affiliate and for one reason or another came to the conclusion that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam.

But is this really true? And if so, why do so many others say that Wealthy Affiliate isn’t a scam?

Since we do our best to find out whether sites truly are scams or not, we took it upon ourselves to see if Wealthy Affiliate really was a scam.

And while the results aren’t as ‘scammy’ as some are hoping, what we found may surprise you. So come along as we delve deep into the world of just how Wealthy Affiliate is a scam!

What Is A Scam?

A magnifying glass lying on a book. This is to represent trying to find out just exactly what A scam is.

Before looking at how Wealthy Affiliate is a scam, we need to understand what a scam is, so we have something to compare the company to.

Here are just a few ways someone can define a scam:

A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game.

A dishonest or illegal plan or activity, esp. one for making money.

An illegal way of making money, usually by tricking people.

A fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.  

A fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value.

As seen above, calling a company a scam is something that should be taken very seriously, as in a scam, one can lose money, possessions, and anything else they hold as valuable.

How Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam?

A keyboard that has button on it with the words 'GET ME OUT OF HERE'.

Let’s go through each definition of what a scam is, and see how that directly relates to what Wealthy Affiliate is.

A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game.

It is interesting that this definition uses the phrase “a confidence game.” As I have used Wealthy Affiliate, I’ve noticed more and more that Wealthy Affiliate tries to boost your confidence in the realm of marketing and writing.

Does this make it a scam?

If you mean because they teach you to be confident, then yes. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Wealthy Affiliate is a fraud or a swindle because of this though.

A dishonest or illegal plan or activity, esp. one for making money.

Wealthy Affiliate does not do anything illegal, but one could call what they do dishonest.

Wealthy Affiliate is dishonest in the way they try to promote their premium membership for the first time. When you sign up for your free membership account, you are given a 7-day premium trial.

They market to you that you only have 7 days to go premium with their $19/mo deal, and make it sound as though if you don’t take it up within the first 7 days you lose it, which isn’t true.

Your first payment to Wealthy Affiliate will be $19, no matter if you take the offer in the first 7 days or the first 7 months.

An illegal way of making money, usually by tricking people.

Once again, Wealthy Affiliate does not do anything illegal. But, just because someone doesn’t do anything illegal that doesn’t mean that they aren’t a scam.

One thing I will say is that you can join Wealthy Affiliate for free, and get a lot of info and help for marketing with your free account.

So Wealthy Affiliate is going to have a hard time making money on free accounts, if it truly is a scam.

A fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.

We already look at how Wealthy Affiliate is deceptive. And I won’t disagree here, though I will say that other companies use the same strategies as Wealthy Affiliate, and you probably wouldn’t call them scams.

A fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value.

Wealthy Affiliate does try to attempt to get money from their members by having them going premium. They’ll admit that to anyone. It’s how they run their business.

Exploring Other ‘Scam’ Avenues

Image of a man looking through binoculars, and exploring the world around him.

Of course, a site doesn’t have to be the complete definition of a scam, so let’s look at what Wealthy Affiliate is and what they offer, to see if they actually show their true colors anywhere.

Who Is Wealthy Affiliate For?

Wealthy Affiliate's Main Page

Wealthy Affiliate is for those who want to learn more about affiliate marketing. In today’s day and age, people can be an affiliate to most any product. And they can do that through YouTube, vlogging, blogging, writing, etc.

While Wealthy Affiliate is geared towards someone who is going to write something, they also teach others how to make money through a YouTube channel or something similar.

And it’s not like you have to be good at writing either. From what I’ve learned while checking them out is that Wealthy Affiliate will help show you how to get better in your writing style.

You don’t need to have an English major in order to achieve success through Wealthy Affiliate. Or, at least, those who have had success didn’t have any majors or degrees.

As you will learn if you join Wealthy Affiliate, all you need to do is be able to convey something to someone through written words. And it’s not as hard as it sounds.

Ever wrote a lengthy email, giving your opinion about something to someone else? Have you ever wrote something on social media, and wrote it in a way to convey an idea or thought of yours to an audience? Have you texted someone directions on how to do something?

Wealthy Affiliate claims that you just need to be able to communicate – written or verbal – and you’ll do well with the training they offer.

Speaking of their training, Wealthy Affiliate does claim to have a lot that they offer to anyone who joins their program.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Offer?

Some of the training the Wealthy Affiliate has to offer to their members

Wealthy Affiliate offers a wide variety of trainings and topics for you to pick and choose to learn from. These trainings were written either by Kyle or Carson, or members of Wealthy Affiliate who have a better understanding of a certain topic.

Wealthy Affiliate breaks all this stuff they offer into two different memberships – a starter membership and a premium membership. The starter membership is free for the taking, and gives you enough training and tools to start your business and get the proverbial ball rolling.

The Premium membership is $49/month or $359/year. With it comes with a lot more training, way more help, and a ton of other tools and features.

I personally went and tried both, to see whether or not Wealthy Affiliate was a scam. And I found that there is, unfortunately or not, nothing to joke about what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer someone who joins their program.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Starter Membership

When you first join for free, you join as a starter member. Wealthy Affiliate has built this membership to give you enough training to make sure you can see the potential in affiliate marketing.

With over several hours worth of videos, 30 searches on Jaaxy, and the first levels of their two main courses, a free starter membership is something that is worth having if someone is seriously thinking about making money online.

Starter Membership Includes…

Wealthy Affiliate's Zero Risk policy.

Course 1 in their Certification course. Course 1 shows you how to set up your blog (in 30 seconds or less!), explains the difference between a general niche or specific niche, how to use Jaaxy, and much, much more.

Course 1 in Affiliate Bootcamp. Course 1 pretty much shows a lot of the same things as the previous course, but this course has a specific emphasis on how you can be an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate and make money promoting them.

30 Jaaxy searches. Jaaxy is a keyword and niche research tool, used to find low competition keywords for you to use to get traffic from Google from. A keyword is simply a phrase that someone types into Google to search for.

2 .siterubix.com domains. Wealthy Affiliate gives you two siterubix domains to use to start your own blog on, so you don’t have to use a different platform. For example, some people use wordpress.com, blogspot.com, wix.com, etc.

But with Wealthy Affiliate’s siterubix.com, you get your site completely integrated into the Wealthy Affiliate system, where you can add new posts, check the health, and login in, all from inside your Wealthy Affiliate account.

Any free training you come across. People inside Wealthy Affiliate will make trainings, and they can label it either for starter members, or premium members. If they label it for starter members (which many people do), then you will be able to take a look at it, and learn even more.

What can you make with a starter membership?

All members are different on how quickly they make money. For some, it takes a few months. For others, it takes 6-7 months before they get their first sale.

Affiliate marketing, and blogging, is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

Understanding the above is critical to your success. It may take you several months before you make your first sale. But once you do, you will never want to stop, and your earnings will grow upwards from there.

Personally, I was a starter member for about 3 months before going premium.

During those first three months, I was able to find a relatively low competitive niche/topic that I was able to generate sales with in the first few weeks.

Starter Earnings


As you can see from the above image, I was able to become an Amazon affiliate and make over $13 USD from sending people to Amazon’s site. 10 sales, and $13, is pretty impressive for somebody’s first three months.

Joining premium was definitely an interesting experience. With premium, you really get down into the meat of what Wealthy Affiliate claims. With premium you learn just how Wealthy Affiliate is a scam – if indeed they are.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership

As you explore the starter membership, you will realize how great it is. And you see why so many people make such a hype about it.

But you will never realized how much better the premium membership is until you have tried it.

The Premium membership typically costs $49 a month (or $359 a year), but Wealthy Affiliate has a deal that you can try Premium for $19 the first month, to see if it is just as spectacular as it really is.

What are the Benefits of Going Premium?

The Complete Certification Courses. If you thought the first course was good, then you will be excited to learn about what to focus on when writing, how to use comments and feedback to your site to generate more traffic, and how to use social media to bring in referrals.

On top of that, you will also learn how to use ads on your site to generate income, what not to do with your site, and a whole bunch more.

The Complete Affiliate Bootcamp Courses. If you can’t find a topic to blog about, or want to start a second (or third or fourth) site, Wealthy Affiliate will take you step by step to help you make money promoting their site.

They teach you how to set up your site, what specifically you want to try to target and how to target that, helping you get into the right mindset to become fully financial, and how to use advertisements to generate traffic to your site.

An Unlimited Amount of Jaaxy Searches. With an unlimited amount of searches you can quickly find really low targeted keywords that will help you rank more quickly, and generate more traffic. Because you have an unlimited amount, you also can search for random ideas and not have to worry about not having enough searches (a problem for those only with 30 searches).

Also, Jaaxy doesn’t only do keyword searches. You can track different keywords you are targeting, and see where you’re ranked for those keywords. You can also check to see if you can buy a domain for a certain keyword if you want, and you can search affiliate programs with Jaaxy additionally.

25 .com sites and 25 .siterubix.com sites. Premium comes with being able to host your own .com sites (up to 25) right from Wealthy Affiliate. That is more than enough for someone blogging full time.

You get 25 siterubix.com sites that you can use to try out blogging on about various niches as well before you make it a .com site. The .com sites come with SSL, email, anti-spam, and also a support team to help you with any problems that you have.

It should be also noted that the hosting is free, but you do need to pay for the domain name. But you can buy that through Wealthy Affiliate for around $14-16 for a year.

Below is a simple grid to help show the options of starter vs. premium a little better:

What Can You Make With a Premium Membership?

This is really the crux of the matter – if you can’t make a dime with Wealthy Affiliate, then it’s definitely not worth it. And while it may not be a complete scam, it’s something that no one should recommend.

The answer to the ‘making money with Wealthy Affiliate’ question is not as easy as it sounds. You can easily earn just as much as you are now with affiliate blogging.

Well, unless you are one of those billionaires.

But seriously, there are several on Wealthy Affiliate that currently own business that make 7 figures a year.

Someone at Wealthy Affiliate tracked down as many stories as they could, and posted all of them here. If you are seriously asking questions about how long it will take, and how much you can make, those success stories will give you answers and show you some people (whether they are legit or not) and their results.

Take a look at this post, as there are not only success stories, but also posts on the straight hard facts of how much you can earn, and how quick/long it will take you to achieve it.

Wealthy Affiliate never sugar-coats anything about making money online or that it will be easy.

They seem to be honest in everything they say, and clearly tell most people that making money online/blogging/affiliate marketing/themselves aren’t get-rich-quick-schemes. It will take hard work and determination to get the amount of money you want.

But in the end, if the reviews above are worth anything, it is truly worth the hard work and determination.

Now, other people’s reviews are all find and dandy, but that doesn’t mean that we can always trust them. To be fair, there are many testimonials about how many people have been successful through Wealthy Affiliate.

But back to my experience.

Did I actually learn anything, or make anything that is of note-worthiness?

Experiences Are Worth A Thousand Words

We get scammed for you, so that you don't have to!

Personally, my overall experience of Wealthy Affiliate has been a pretty good one. It really, really has been a benefit to my blogging. Not only with writing, but being able to gain a wider audience.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Community

Wealthy Affiliate is a great bunch of wealthy affiliates. That’s really what Wealthy Affiliate is. The community, those who are part of Wealthy Affiliate, is very helpful, and most will give more than they get, advice-wise.

There is a live chat going 24/7 where many people like to hang out, so if you need help or something, people are always there to give you some sort of answer. Most of the time, if they can’t give you the answer themselves, they can send you to training that explains it more fully.

Speaking of training, the community has put up ALOT of training, all free for the taking and learning. I’ve taught myself enough local SEO with the training Wealthy Affiliate has that for a while I was looking for a local SEO, since I was able to prove that I was well qualified in that area.

The CEO Can Be Easily Reached And Talked Too

Kyle From Wealthy Affiliate's main page

As I have said before, Wealthy Affiliate is run by Kyle and Carson. Kyle, the CEO, can usually be found, if you need more advice.

He’s not like most CEO’s, hiding behind their status. You’ll find Kyle many times in the live chat, offering advice to different people, and just chatting with people there.

Kyle will also usually reply quickly to any questions that you have. I remember the first week that I was a starter member, and I had questions that I asked him, and he replied within 36 hours. And it wasn’t a short reply either. He took the time, and the words, to explain and answer every question I had.

Did I Actually Make Any Money?

Obviously, what everything really boils down to money (that’s what everyone seems to tell me any way.)

I could have a great experience with something, but if I didn’t achieve what that something guarantees, then it’s not really worth it, right?

As you already know, I did make some money before going premium – a little over $13 dollars. However, I can’t really count that, since that was what I made while I was on Wealthy Affiliate’s Free Starter membership.

While it took some time to achieve, I actually did achieve making money with Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium membership, and am happy where I currently am.

Money I earned through Wealthy Affiliate

As you’ll see in the above screenshot, those are just some of my earning from the past month (of writing this.)

What’s amazing about the above though is that I really didn’t do anything to get that money. I was actually away for several months from my site while this was all happening.

And what’s even more amazing is that this isn’t the only stream of money I’m making. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to be able to have several streams of income at the same time:

Amazon Associates screenshot of money I've made from them over the months.

Above is another screenshot of what I’ve made with Amazon Associates, Amazon’s affiliate program.

It’s definitely not as much as the other screenshot, but the point is that Wealthy Affiliate’s training has been working (for me at least.)

Money I made from Google Adsense

And let’s not forget making money with ads, which is what the above image represents.

While I’m not a proponent of ads, Wealthy Affiliate’s teaching taught them, so I chose to try them.

The returns I made weren’t that bad though.

So, overall, there isn’t much I can say against Wealthy Affiliate and what they have to offer. It’s hard to call something a scam that worked, and still works, for me and others.

Through my own experience, I am currently able to make money through many different ways, all thanks to what I learned through Wealthy Affiliate.

How Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam?

I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for a while now, and so I’ve seen firsthand how they do things and how they act.

And all I can say is that they try to help out whomever and wherever they can. They do it because they love affiliate marketing, and because they want you to love it too.

I personally can’t find any way that I can call Wealthy Affiliate a scam – and trust me, I’ve searched it and tried it to see!

Aside from the few things I’ve said in the beginning of this article, there isn’t really anything that I can use to say just how Wealthy Affiliate is a scam.

Which means they must be legitimate.

I realize that that will probably burst many people’s bubble by reading that. But if it’s true then that’s what I’ve got to show, whether it’s what people want to hear or not.

But Is The Premium Membership Really Worth it?

Wealthy Affiliate's Premium membership does seem to help you make more money in the long run.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium membership is something that I have found to be more than useful and beneficial to my blogging, and has carried me farther than I thought possible.

Premium has given me knowledge and the right mindset to be able to carve a niche out for myself and be comfortable blogging online.

I’ve learned more through it, and honestly made more then I ever thought I could through the online world (and I’m still making money!).

So Premium is something I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about blogging and affiliate marketing.

Don’t Spend Money Immediately!

In all honesty, if you really are interested in Wealthy Affiliate, and want to try them out, then check out their free starter membership.

I personally didn’t upgrade to the premium membership for several months, and would recommend you do the same.

Give them a try, and see if the training and tools they provide will work for you.

If so, great. If not, then no worries, because you didn’t lose anything.

What Will Your Experience Be?

So now I turn it over to you, the reader. What will your experience be of Wealthy Affiliate?

Do you have any experience with them? Or are the experiences you’ve found only from articles and blogs posts you’ve found online?

I would highly encourage you to just try Wealthy Affiliate and check for yourself. Use them for at least a week, and see what you learn and what you can do.

You know that the worst that happens is you just lose some time learning something new.

On the flip side, the best that could happen is that you find it does work, and make money online, right?

So, what are you waiting for?

(Fool-Proof Method!) How To Make Money Online For Dummies

(Fool-Proof Method!) How To Make Money Online For Dummies

Many people now-a-days are looking for ways to make money. And many are wondering specifically about blogging. Can you make money with blogging? How quickly can you make money, and how much can you make? How do you make money with blogging?

All these questions and more we’ll take a look at with this article. Making money online isn’t that hard, and it’s even easier when you do it through blogging.

In the end we’ll see that in the long run, making money online isn’t something that is hard to do, nor is it something that people should be afraid to get into and try out. So here we go into seeing how to make money online for dummies!

What Exactly Is Blogging?

Typing On A Computer

When you ‘blog’, you write about a certain topic that you like and continue to write things about that topic that interest you and your readers.

Blogging is something that has become more popular in this day and age, with many sites allowing to host your content for free. It’s become an easy way to keep up in touch with friends and family, and share how and what you are doing in life.

Blogging for money is a little different from normal blogging. The reason is that for most ‘normal’ bloggers, you blog about your life. With blogging for money, you want to choose a topic that you are very passionate about, and one that you can write and write about, because that is what you’ll be doing.

So maybe it’s a hobby like coin or stamp collection. Maybe it’s a passion, like religion or philosophy. Or it’s one of the arts or sciences that you enjoy. Whatever it is, make sure it is something you enjoy.

I keep on saying something that you enjoy because some people will try to pick something that may seem like you can make a lot of money writing about, but when they don’t see results quickly (in a month or two) they start to lose interest in that specific topic, and in the end don’t make any money with blogging.

So choose something you enjoy!

So How Do You Make Money?

Piggy Bank

So you’ve found something you want to write about and that you enjoy. For example, let’s just pretend that you choose religion, and are specifically going to write about men and women of that particular faith.

There are two main ways that you can make money with blogging. One is running relevant ads on your website so that those who come to your blog will see those ads, click on them, and you will make some money. The other way is through being an affiliate.

Being an affiliate is the main way most bloggers do it.

What it means to be an affiliate is basically you tell people about a certain product or service, and if they buy it through you, then you usually make a commission anywhere from 4% to 40% of what they spent on that certain product.

So if you are blogging about religion, and are talking about a particular person from that faith, at the end of the article, you can link to a book about that person, and if someone buys it, you’ll make some money.

How Much Money Can You Make?
Hundred-Dollar Bills

Many people want to know the answer to that question, but the real question is, how much do you want to make? If you want to make 10K a month, and you put in the work and effort, then you’ll make 10K a month. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these articles:

These people worked for what they wanted, and they got it in the end. And 10K isn’t a magical number. If you want to make only 2K a month, or 100K a month, as long as you keep on working at it, and don’t quit, you can make that much.

How Long Does It Take To Make Money?

Many Clocks

Once again, another question must be asked to learn that question. How much time are you willing to put in to it? If you’re working on it part-time, you’ll usually start seeing results in around 6 months. If you’re working on it full-time, you should see results in 3 months or less.
The results may not be great, but with each month, your earnings will get larger and larger, and you’ll soon be on your way to be making that certain amount you want to make.

Typically, a site will take no longer than 2 years to reach it’s full potential.

Now I know, some of you are thinking that two years is a long time. But let’s put that into perspective: most people go to college or university for about 4 years to earn their degrees.

What’s the difference?

Well, if you worked on your own blog for 4 years, you would end up having your own business, where you can work anywhere you want to, at any time. You also wouldn’t have any debt and probably would have quite a bit saved up, assuming you weren’t living too extravagantly.

On the flip side, if you went to university, you would have a degree, no business or job, and probably have quite a bit of debt that you had acquired.

The point I’m trying to show you is that two years isn’t that long of a time period that most people think it is. It is long in the sense that you will be working full-time and sometimes not see any potential to what your doing, but if you stick to it, you’ll come out with a greater outcome in the end.

No Longer A Dummy

We started this blog by saying this was going to show how to make money online for dummies. But as you read this, hopefully you’ve learned some stuff and want to continue to learn more about what I’ve discussed above.

If you do, then take a look at my review of Wealthy Affiliate, a free place where you will learn in more detail what I tried to show you in this article.

You’ll learn how to get people to your blog, how to become an affiliate with businesses, and get some great tools that you can use to be a more effective blogger.

Also, joining will allow you to come into contact with me, where I can personally help guide you into this new realm of making money with blogging.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The How To Make Money With Blogging For Beginners

The How To Make Money With Blogging For Beginners

Many beginners want to make money online, and most want to do it through blogging. I’m here to help show you how easy it is to learn to make money blogging.

Before we do that though, the road to making money may not be as easy and quick as you might think it is. If you are willing to learn and put in the time and effort, then you will definitely succeed in making money online through blogging.

So, without further ado, here is the ‘how to make money with blogging’ for beginners.

How To Make Money With Blogging

Someone sitting at their computer getting ready to blog!

So here you are, ready to start off in a new adventure of blogging, and trying to make money with it too. Not a bad starting point. Before you get to writing stuff for your blog, you need to first set up a place where you can get put all the stuff you have written.

Making A Site

The first step of making money online is by making a website where you can put all your blog posts!

Of course, if you’ve done this already, then feel free to skip this whole issue, and move on to the more fun stuff (making money!).

At this point, I would recommend starting a blog on a free blogging site, that way you don’t need to worry about domain names, hosting, and all that other stuff just quite yet.

Site Rubix's main page - a place I would recommend creating a website and blogging from.

You can host your blog on the usual sites, like wordpress.com, blogspot.com, or wix.com. But I recommend siterubix.com for you if you truly are serious about making money. It uses wordpress, and helps you easily set up and install your site (It boasts of being able to set up a site in 30 seconds or less).

Writing Quality Content

Writing is easy - either on a computer or on a type-writer!

There are many different wordpress themes for you to use (assuming you are using wordpress), and many different ways to set up a site specific to what you want to blog about. So I’m not going to tell you how to set up your site. I’ll leave that to the experts.

What I will say is that you want to make sure that you are blogging in a way that will help you make money better. So here are 6 things you want to remember as you write:

  1. Small Paragraphs. Many people now-a-days are searching on mobile phones and screens that aren’t as large as regular desktops. So for people to enjoy your reading, make sure that you have short paragraphs, as that will help keep people on your site.
  2. Use Headings. If you look above, and see “Writing Quality Content”, you will notice that it is larger than the other content. It’s called a heading. Using those helps break up your article into readable chunks for those reading your content, and also helps give a brief summary of what you are going to be talking about in this chunk of words.
  3. Use Standard Colors. It has been proven time and time again, people like a white background and black letters. That is the standard. It’s really easy to read for most people, and works. I know you will have a wide range of colors and may want to change backgrounds and colors, but resist the urge, as it will be better in the long run.
  4. Be Conversational. The best way to write is to write like your are in a conversation. Pretend you are writing to your best friend, or a relative, and then try to keep it that way.
  5. Good Title. Use titles in your articles that are relevant, and something that you would want to click on to look at. Instead of naming something “I fixed the squeaky brakes on my car”, change it to something like “Fixing brakes so that they don’t break – 9 quick steps to having your brakes squeak less”.
  6. Relevant Images. People are visual people. So don’t be afraid to add pictures and images to help convey what you are trying to say.

Bursting The Money Bubble Before It Gets Too Big

A person hiding behind a lot of money

This is something that most people don’t want to do, talk about the hard work side of things about money. Most people want that easy way to make millions and have enough to be able to have all the comforts of life.

Well, what I’m going to say may just burst your bubble. Making money with blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme. I’ve read of guys who blogged for 5-6 months straight, and didn’t make a dime.

Some people are ‘lucky’ and make money rather quickly. I was one of those people. I made money blogging within the first several weeks, something that isn’t heard of too often. Now that doesn’t mean that I became rich overnight. I only made about $2 or so.

What am I trying to say?

Blogging takes time. It can take a long time to make enough money that you see the benefits of blogging for money.

Typically, it will take 1-2 years for someone to be blogging consistently to make some serious money. That number is for beginners. If you aren’t new to blogging for money, you may do better more quickly because of your experience.

But there is hope. I told you about those people who blogged 5-6 months consistently, and didn’t make anything? Well, that next month, they started seeing sales, and as they kept at it, they continued to make money, so much so, that they were able to become fully financial from their blogging.

They did that because they weren’t afraid of hard work, and never gave up. They were consistent with their writing, and weren’t quitters.

If you want to make money online through blogging, then adopt this same mindset. Don’t quit, no matter what life throws at you, and you will succeed in making money. This is been proven time and time again.

How To Make Money

Coins stacked up, getting larger and larger. This is in reference to the longer you blog, the more money you'll make.

So you have your site, and you want to make money. How do you do that? There are several ways that you can do it, but the main one I’ll be focusing on is by being an affiliate.

Become An Affiliate

An affiliate basically means that you like a certain product, or company, that you don’t own, but that you promote on your website. If you can get people to click to that site by going through your site (typically through a link), and they buy something, then you will earn a percentage of what they paid.

There are a lot of affiliate programs out there. There is a saying out there that goes like ‘if you can write about it, then you can affiliate to it’. And that saying is true. If you write about anything at all, you can find an affiliate program to make money.

Here are quite a few affiliate programs that you may want to look into:

  • Clickbank
  • JVZoo
  • CJ
  • Offer Vault
  • Click2Sell
  • CommissionSoup –
  • ShareASale
  • Flexoffers.com
  • Avangate
  • AdCombo
  • AffinBank
  • AvantLink
  • MaxBounty
  • Tradedoubler
  • AWIN
  • Rakuten
  • Amazon Associates
  • eBay

Using Affiliate Links

So you have your site, and your affiliate programs. But how do you get the affiliate across to the people who are reading your content? By using an affiliate link.

Before you put an affiliate link in your blog, you need to make sure that you follow those 6 tips for good writing. That will help people click on the link when they read your blog.

So, for example, I am an affiliate of Amazon Associates. And let’s say that I have a blog about the best toilet seats. I’m going to write something like this at the end of one of my articles:

With the nightlight, the grip-tight, quiet-close lid, the KOHLER 75796-0 wins hands down. Not only does it have the features previously mentioned, but it also doesn’t wiggle around like other cheap seats, is easy to install, and clean.

If you clicked on the link up there, you would be taken to Amazon. And if you bought the seat, I would have made a small percentage of what you paid, probably around $4 for this particular sale.

That’s simply it. all you need to do is just put in your affiliate link into your blog articles, and you’re all set. All you need now is people to come to your site.

How To Make Sales

An image of different electronics that you could sell

You’ve got a site and affiliate links. Now you need to understand where the money comes from. As the saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. So where does it come from? Other people.

These people are just like you and me. They’re normal people who are curious and many times interested in buying things from the internet. Wouldn’t it be cool to have these people come to a site that you are selling stuff and blogging about products for them to buy?

The special term for people going to a certain site is called traffic. You’ve probably heard about it before. There is a lot of it untapped out on the internet. How do you get that traffic to your site?

The answer is by targeting keywords.

What Is a Keyword?

A keyword is simply a word phrase that someone is going to type into a search engine, like Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. Someone will type a keyword to help them find out more about a particular topic or issue they are facing.

For example, I don’t know how you made it to this article, but it may have been that you were looking for information about how to learn about blogging for beginners. Believe or not, but the title of this article is a keyword that I’m using to get traffic to my site. See how it works?

That’s all great and dandy, and you may want to quickly jump on the bandwagon and start-a blogging. But hold your horses! There is still more you should learn before you start.

Let’s understand something about Keywords a little better. There are good keywords and there are bad keywords. The differences between the two are what will make you successful, and hopefully wealthier too.

A good keyword depends on two things. How many people search for that keyword, and how many people write about that keyword.
Once again, let’s take a look at my title. My title is one that is called a good keyword. Not only do a lot of people search for that particular keyword, but there aren’t a lot of people who have written about this specific keyword. So my title is a good keyword.

The way you determine how many people have written about a certain keyword is by look on Google (because it is the most popular search engine), and see how many pages come up for that certain keyword. The lower the number of pages, the better chance your article you’re going to write about will be put up on page one or two (where most people get traffic).
So with my keyword that I’m using, I’ve chosen one that doesn’t have a lot of pages with it.

Now let’s take a look at an example of a bad keyword. How about the keyword “make money blogging”. When you look to see how many people are searching for this term (which I’ll show you later), it doesn’t look like a bad keyword. With over 7000 searches a month, you would be getting a lot of traffic to your site if you got on the first page of google.

The problem with this keyword though is that there are over 280 pages on google. It will take me a long time, if it’s not impossible, to get to page one for this keyword.

So how can we find good keywords that we can use in our articles? Introducing Jaaxy!

What Is Jaaxy?

Jaaxy, an online keyword and research tool, gives you 30 free search.

Jaaxy is an online program that does searches on google to bring you relevant keywords to write about. It’s also can track where you rank on certain keywords, it can search for different products in certain affiliate programs, and also help you figure out what you want to blog about.

If you sign up here, you can get 30 free keyword searches and a whole bunch of other things.

How To Make Money For Beginners

100 dollars bills

If you are a beginner, new to affiliate marketing, or just need more help with blogging, then I recommend Wealthy Affiliate. They’re the creators of Jaaxy, and Siterubix. They also have both Jaaxy and Siterubix integrated into their Wealthy Affiliate site, so you can do everything just from one place!

There is a bunch of free training on the site too, so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure things out. There is a huge supportive community there that can give you tips and ideas on how to better make money with blogging.

Not only that, but if you join, you’ll be able to contact me personally, where you can PM me, ask me questions, and get some of the best help out there for you to succeed.

I recently did a review of Wealthy Affiliate and all they had to offer. I also go into just some of my personal success with them, and how I’ve been able to make passive income (money that comes in without me having to do anything) for a while now.

Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review Of 2020 (Passive Income Achieved!)

Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review Of 2020 (Passive Income Achieved!)

Curious of whether Wealthy Affiliate works, and trying to look for an honest Wealthy Affiliate review of 2020? Well, look no further!

In this article we’ll take an in depth look at a website that we’ve been a part of for some time now, and wholeheartedly recommend. Not only will we look at Wealthy Affiliate as a whole, but we’ll even give you our honest Wealthy Affiliate review of 2020.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy learning about Wealthy Affiliate!


Wealthy Affiliate Make Money

Company: Wealthy Affiliate (WA)

Creators: Kyle and Carson

Description: A site that helps beginners make money online, specifically with affiliate marketing. You learn to make a website and monetize it.

Starter Membership: Free ($0.00)

Premium Membership: $49.00 per month ($19.00 for the first month!)

Legit? Yes

Recommended? Yes!

Rating: 10 out of 10


Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is a company that has taught thousands of people the art of affiliate marketing, and they’ve been doing that for over 14 years now (as of writing this). So Wealthy Affiliate is definitely no scam. And when it comes to learning how to make money online, they’ve got you covered.

Wealthy Affiliate brings you a vibrant community, as well as training that is spot on in making you money. On top of that, when joining, you’ll get to interact with the owners of WA themselves, Kyle and Carson.


Learn How To Be An Affiliate Marketer

Wealthy Affiliate has 14 years of experience and has helped over 1.5 people!

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to be a successful affiliate marketer. Not only successful, but wealthy as well.

Did you know that people will actually pay you to promote their products? Companies will give you a commission, a percentage of what the customer pays, if you’ll help get the word out about the certain products that those companies are selling.

That is essentially what an affiliate marketer is. You learn to promote products, and companies that you enjoy and like.

How hard is that?

If you can tell a friend about something that you enjoy, or tell family about a product that you use, then you’ll have no trouble being an affiliate marketer.

WA also teaches you how to build websites, how to find good topics to write about, and how to get traffic to your site, even if you don’t have a fan base.

And all of this is free for the taking. No up sells, no hidden expenses. You can learn all this, and more by becoming a free starter member on WA.


Learn To EASILY Build A Website

The average time it takes to build  website is 34 seconds at Wealthy Affiliate!

Have you ever been interested in trying to build a website, but were unsure on how to start? Wealthy Affiliate boasts of helping you set up a website in less than 60 seconds. Building a website has never been easier.

Wealthy Affiliate has made the process so simple, that it only takes three little steps to set up your website:

  1. Choose your domain name (what you want your site to be called).
  2. Choose the title that you want to be displayed on your website (like “We Get Scammed For You”
  3. Choose the WordPress Theme you want to use.

After you choose those three things, you’ll be made a website immediately. You’ll learn how to quickly navigate your WordPress dashboard, which your website will be based off of. And most importantly, you’ll learn how to build a website that can be easily monetized.

Choosing A Niche

A niche is just a fancy word for a topic that you write about. You’ll learn why there is a difference between good niches and bad niches, and why choosing a specific niche is better than choosing a broad niche.

As you choose your niche, you’ll learn about what affiliate programs to choose based on what you’re passionate about. Niches are always fun to look into, as they contain many hidden ideas that await to be explored.

They Even Teach You How To Get Loads Of Traffic!

Going from 500 to nearly 1500 pageviews in a week!

Traffic is always key to having a blog make money. And Wealthy Affiliate teaches you just how to do that. They teach you how to find low-competitive keywords, that you can rank quickly on Google for.

The higher you rank on Google, the higher chance you have for more traffic to get to your site. More traffic means more money in the long run.

WA teaches you how to use keywords by using their own keyword research tool, called Jaaxy. All Jaaxy does is help you search keywords, and see how competitive they are.

Jaaxy and how it works!

Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review of 2018-2020

I (the owner of We Get Scammed For You) actually started learning about WA back in November 2017. As I continued researching about the site, and how much people were making, I was hooked.

Around that time, I decided to take the plunge, and signed up, for free, to learn as much as I could about this thing called affiliate marketing.

On the free membership, they give you 2 free website domains, along with the first part of their training. Not being one who likes training, I immediately jumped into making a website, and seeing if I could making a quick buck or two (my first mistake).

As the training reveals, to get people to your site, you need to find keywords that will help bring traffic from Google. Like the foolish guy I was, I ignored that, thinking I knew best.

Let’s just say that my first website was a disaster, and I closed it down within the first week or so of making it.

I learned the hard way two things:

  1. Follow the training to the letter! If you want success, follow the training. Don’t skip ahead, or skip around, doing only what you want to do. That in the end will leave you with a site that doesn’t produce to it’s full potential.

    Ask any of those who are making a full-time income from affiliate marketing, and they’ll all tell you the same thing – if you want the same success that they they have, then follow the training, the whole training, and nothing but the training.

  2. This is not a get-rich-quickly scheme! I thought that I could throw up a few articles, get some traffic rolling in, and have a full-time business within a few weeks. It doesn’t work like that. If it did, everyone and their grandmother would be online by now. Be prepared to to spend 3 months pouring your heart into your website, and not see any results.

    Also, expect a year or two before you’re business is making a full-time income.It takes time, and consistency, for your business to grow and flourish. You might even need a year to learn how to correctly follow the training (as some people who don’t follow the training need, *cough* like me *cough*)

Starting A New Site From Scratch

So there I was, just got rid of my first website, and ready to start over. I decided to follow the training this time, and see what I could make out of it.

The training first picks up with helping you find your niche.

Basically a niche is a very specific topic. You choose a specific topic because you don’t want to lose your audience or your traffic.

If you blog to broadly, like for example blogging about health, and write about heart disease one day, and colon cancer the next, you’ll be losing a lot of quality traffic because of it.

You want people who come to your site, to stay on your site. But if they came to your site because of heart disease, they probably won’t want to stick around and read about colon cancer.

That’s why keeping it specific is better.

In keeping with the spirit of the training (as I was supposed to do), I choose something that I dealing with at that time, and turned that into a blog.

Specifically, my blog was devoted to bad breath.

Now before you start laughing at me for choosing something as weird as that, the site does help show what a good niche is. Bad breath is very specific, and on top of that, it’s a niche that not very many people want to get into, so there is less competition.

And so I started my online adventures writing about bad breath.

I, once again, decided to follow the training, and try to make money. The next part of the training that WA takes you through is learning how to find good keywords that you can use.

A keyword is a term meaning a phrase that someone looks up in a search engine, usually on Google. For example, ‘how to make money online’ is a keyword.

How To Make Money Online Google Search

If you used Google in the last week, and looked something up, you used a word or phrase when you searched for something. That is a keyword.

If there isn’t a lot of competition for a keyword, you’ll rank more quickly for that particular phrase.

This is helpful, because, if you rank on the first page of Google, you’ll have a better chance of people clicking on your site and reading your articles.

Now there are good keywords and bad keywords.

The above keyword, ‘how to make money online’ isn’t a good keyword. It has a lot of traffic coming to it, but a lot of people write about it, and so you, as a new blogger and website, will most likely not rank very well for it.

The reason you won’t rank well for it is because as a new website Google won’t quite trust you.

It’s not until you’ve been around for a while (6 months or so), and have written quite a bit of a particular subject that you’ll rank well for harder-to-rank keywords.

While this all may sound confusing right now, the training at WA explains it very well.

In short, I found some good keywords for bad breath, and started writing.

And this is were I ran into my second dilemmas:

  1. Success means to work harder! after a week or two of writing an article, I made my first sale, and in essence, my first money online. I was really happy, and saw (as most people do) the potential that is within affiliate marketing.

    Because of that, though, I slacked off on my writing, thinking that money would now start come pouring in. And, well, the opposite was true. I got some sales, but it wasn’t anything substantial.

  2. For success to happen, consistency is key! Writing regularly, week by week , is essential to having a flourishing business. It’s okay to slack off every once and a while, if there is need of that (like to help with a sick family member, or to attend a service for a loved one).

    But it is not okay to slack off for months on end, hoping that your 13 articles are enough to make a full-time income from. Continue through the hard work, and you’ll be rewarded with success, provided you follow the training and be consistent with your writing habits.

So there I was, again. Three months into affiliate marketing, a few articles written, and some money made. Below is a screenshot of my earnings for that time period:

Free Member Earnings

I knew I needed help, and more training to get my site really going.

So around this time, I decided to take the plunge and become a WA premium member.

The Benefits Of Being A Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member

Before all this, I had been blogging on a free membership. So I saw the potential of affiliate marketing, but I also knew that if I was going to really make money, I would need more training, as well as the many other things WA had to offer.

And there is a lot that they offer, as you can see below.

The upgrade did help in many different ways, and I’m actually thankful that I upgraded. But I thought that by upgrading I would make more money.
And that’s was the problem.

Upgrading doesn’t make more money.

YOU make the money.

Yes, it’s great to have more training, more 1-on-1 coaching, more encouragement. But if you’re not using all that you have available to you already, an upgrade in pretty worthless in the long run.

And so, with the upgrade, I went into the training quickly.

Well, part of the training.

Some of the training (again) I didn’t fully do, and thus, never fully utilized all that was given to me.

I blogged on and off the next few months. I didn’t really like the niche that I was a part of any more, and so I couldn’t really motivate myself to do much with my site.

But, I told myself that I had spent so much money on all this, that I had to at least keep on trying.

Fast forward to September. In that month I made my largest monthly sales. Just under 15 dollars!

I was ecstatic, seeing that maybe, just maybe, my blogging ventures would turn out great, and I would be that happy millionaire that I secretly dreamed of being.

September Monthly Commisions

A month or so before this, I had talked with my grandfather, and he told me, that, to make things really work out, I should write out a business plan, and then stick with it. And if it worked out, then good.

And if not, then move on and try something else.

Taking the advice from my very wise grandfather, I wrote out a six month business plan. I was hoping to be able to put up so many articles to my site, as well as branch out to several social media platforms, and in the end, make more money.

I told myself that the month of October would be my test month. See what I could do, and if I could raise my traffic, as well as see if I could earn more than $15 in one months.

The first week of my business plan, I was able to put up 10 articles! The next week, I was able to put up 7 articles.

Everything was looking good. My traffic was rising ever so slowly, and articles were ranking very quickly.

Due to something that happened within my life during that time, I stopped writing as much in the following two weeks, though I did a lot of reviewing previous articles, fixing typos, and adding images (which I never liked doing).

I was thinking that October would be my best month yet, with record traffic, and nearly double the articles I had on my site previously.

That’s when Google decided to update it’s algorithms.

Every so often, Google will update how they rank websites, and because of this, some websites will decrease in traffic, while others will increase. My site was just one of those that lost a lot of traffic.

Instead of finishing the month of October on a high note, I ended on a low note. Nothing was bought, and I was barely getting 10 people to my site daily. It definitely was a gut-punch to my stomach. Because of these things I learned a few more things about affiliate blogging:

  1. Never rely solely on one thing for all your traffic. I was relying heavily on Google for my traffic. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does mean that if Google changes in some way, I may just lose traffic, thus losing income because of it.

    This is why it is so important for you to follow the training that WA has to offer. They help show you this in the training, and explain how branching out to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) isn’t a bad idea.
  2. Blog about something that you are truly passionate about. Bad breath just wasn’t something I was that passionate about any more. If it was, I wouldn’t have cared too much about the drop in traffic, and just kept on blogging.

    But it wasn’t something that I enjoyed writing about. Oh, I enjoyed learning, and making money, but that didn’t motivate me enough to keep myself within the bad breath niche.

Blog failing, life not working out like I wanted it to. The world seemed grim, and nothing seemed to be what it should be.

Thinking back through what I learned about myself, and what I had learned from the year, I decided that the next year, the year of 2019, would be different. I would learn from my mistakes and make a website that made money.

And so here I am. This site is just that.


Wealthy Affiliate Does Work!

$199 waiting for us to get paid out, as well as 278 referral credits waiting to be turned into $$$
Screenshot of one place waiting for us to get paid out!

This site has evolved over the time that it’s been operating. While the team that work on We Get Scammed For You is still relatively small, we have some dedicated workers who put their heart into their work.

Below is just what you can do with 6 months of Wealthy Affiliate.

We’ve learned from our mistakes and are steadily growing our money from what we learn through affiliate marketing.

Passive Money With Wealthy Affiliate!

$450 dollars earned passively without having to do anything!

Our site has grown to such now that, we’ve left for several months, and have made more than we normally do!

If that isn’t passive money, then we don’t know what is.

Take a look at the photo above, you’ll notice that it shows around $450 dollars waiting to be paid out to us. And we didn’t do a single thing to earn it.

We just followed the training provided by Wealthy Affiliate, and then left our site to it’s own devises.

Yeah, we did a little site maintainence here and there, but beyond that, we didn’t publish a post or review comments for several months.

And you know what?

We still made money.

If you want any honest Wealthy Affiliate Review of 2020, then there it is – Wealthy Affiliate can teach you to make passive income!

Join Wealthy Affiliate Today!

Join Wealthy Affiliate Today!

Join today, and learn from us. When you join through our link, we’ll be notified that you’ve joined, and can help you as you learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

You’ll learn from our mistakes, be able to run any ‘niche’ ideas past us, and ask for help on anything relating to wealthy affiliate or affiliate marketing.

And on top of this, you don’t have to pay a dime to see if Wealthy Affiliate really works.

Stay on a starter member until you make money (and see that it works), and then upgrade. Where else can you do that?

So join today. Meet up with us and others. And start learning immediately just how you can make money online!

Frequently Asked Questions – Wealthy Affiliate (FAQ’s)

Frequently Asked Questions – Wealthy Affiliate (FAQ’s)

Ever wondered about something related to Wealthy Affiliate? Or did you have a burning question that was never answered?

Well, now’s your chance to have it answered – in our Wealthy Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions article.

If you still can’t find the answer after read this article, don’t hesitate to leave use a comment below with your question(s), and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.


What Is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a site that teaches you how to make money online with affiliate marketing. They provide training, website hosting space, coaching, community help, and much more.

With five courses in their Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training, you’ll slowly go from a newbie at affiliate marketing to a money-making guru who has a large knowledge base to work from.

Online Entrepreneur Certification Training

Online Entrepreneur Certification outline

Course 1 – Getting Started

Ten lessons from Course One

In this course (which is given to you for free!), you’ll learn the fundamentals of affiliate marketing, and how to successfully make money with and through it.

You’ll gain an understanding of what a Niche website is, and how to choose an appropriate niche for yourself. You’ll learn why it’s better to choose a more narrow niche than a broad niche.

Wealthy Affiliate will also teach you how to rank well within search engine results (like Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo). This is vitally important, since with this method you don’t need to waste any money on trying to get traffic to your site (like through guest posting or placing ads).

And when you have a good foundation of what you’re going to be doing, then Wealthy Affiliate will help you set up a website. Don’t worry about how hard it may or may not be – Wealthy Affiliate makes setting up your website super easy, with setup time usually less then one minute.

Course 2 – Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website

10 Lessons From Course 2

As the title suggests, this course goes much deeper into how exactly you’ll be able to get traffic to your site (at no cost from you!).

You’ll learn how to purchase your own domain (a dot com website URL), as well as how to choose a domain name that relates to the niche you have chosen.

Because you are hosting your website with Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll have the ability to set up email accounts with your website. And yes, Wealthy Affiliate goes step-by-step on instructing you how to do it.

Throughout it all, you’ll learn more about something called ‘Keyword Research”, and be given tools and information on how to properly find a keyword that will help your site rank well in search engines.

And above all, Wealthy Affiliate constantly makes sure to help you write quality articles for you website. You’ll be given access to free photos to use, templates they’ve made, and an online editor that automatically saves anything you write (so you don’t lose it if you’re computer crashes accidentally).

Course 3 – Making Money!

10 Lessons From Course 3

In this course you get the chance to dive deeper into how exactly you’ll make money with affiliate marketing.

You’ll learn how to find affiliate programs that are specific to your niche and what you’re trying to promote. On top of that, you’ll see how to apply to those programs, and certain things you may want to say (or not say) when applying.

Upon successful approval of the affiliate program that you’ve chosen, Wealthy Affiliate will then teach you how to add affiliate links within the articles that you’ve written and posted to your website.

Since this course is about making money, Wealthy Affiliate also goes in depth on running ads on your site, and the pros and cons to doing it. The training also goes on to show how to set up a Google Adsense account and use Adsense to run ads on your website.

Speaking of Google, Wealthy Affiliate will also help teach you this course how to set up a Google Analytics account. With Google Analytics, you can track how many users are on your site, how long they’re on certain pages, and which pages are doing better at converting traffic into money.

Course 4 – Mastering Social Engagement

10 Lessons from Course 4

Now-a-days, it’s hard to run any sort of website or business without some sort of social media accounts. And in this course, Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to easily use social media to your advantage.

Before you actually set up any social media accounts, Wealthy Affiliate makes sure that you have you site ready to be a social engagement – through the use of comments.

You’ll see why having comments on your site is such a good thing, which comments you’ll want to keep, and how to make sure you get people to leave comments.

After this, you’ll get training on several different social site, and how to use them to leverage traffic back to your site. You’ll learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites.

Last, but not least, you’ll also see how it’s beneficial to use the social part of Wealthy Affiliate’s website and how that can be used to make some additional money.

Course 5 – Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation

10 Lessons From Course 5

In this final course, you’ll learn just how to maximize your efforts to get the best return for your time.

Wealthy Affiliate will take you through setting up your site with Google Search Console, and show you how to use it to effectively speed up your rankings within the Google search engine.

Following this, you’ll then learn how to properly write an engaging and thought-provoking title. Not one that is exclusively made to be clickbait, but one that makes people want to click to read your article (and not someone else’s).

And let’s not forget about making a proper plan for your site. You’ll be given several key ingredients on what you want for your site (in the future), how to get there, and what you need to do to achieve it.

There are also several lessons on how to make sure you ranking on all the ‘smaller’ search engines (like Bing and Yahoo), and not rely exclusively on the Google search engine. You’ll additionally learn how you can get quality comments for your articles through the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

More Info

If you want to learn more on what exactly Wealthy Affiliate has, and what they offer, then click the button below to check out our full-blown in-depth article.

Is Wealthy Affiliate legitimate?

I personally have been using Wealthy Affiliate for nearly three years now, and can say with certainty that Wealthy Affiliate is definitely legitimate.

Wealthy Affiliate has a lot to offer, and from the many reviews out there, they can seem like they make a lot of bold claims. However, most of those claims have been found to be true.

The easiest way to prove that Wealthy Affiliate is legitimate is to show you my personal results with it.

(Note: my results are on the lower side since I don’t put as much work into it as others have. There are members of Wealthy Affiliate I know personally who make 10X to 100X that I’ve made. Check out the button below to learn more.)

Below you can see a screenshot of my earnings for one month that I got paid from Wealthy Affiliate.

Money I received for the month of October from Wealthy Affiliate.

Of course, getting paid by Wealthy Affiliate (i.e. promoting Wealthy Affiliate) isn’t the only way that they teach you to make money. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to set up a website and promote nearly anything.

Below are my earnings from Amazon when I set up a site about halitosis (Yes, you can promote nearly anything and earn money…):

Money I made through Amazon

Additionally, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money by running ads on your site. And yes, I’ve made money through that as well.

Below is just some of what I made through the use of Google Adsense. It’s proof that you can make something (albeit a small amount) through ads:

So, all in all, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely legit when they say that they can teach you how to make money online through their courses. I was able to use them to effectively make money three different ways – By promoting Wealthy Affiliate, promoting oral hygiene products, and running ads on my site.

Check out the article below where I go into more detail about how Wealthy Affiliate is legitimate, not only in their claims about making money, but about website speed, hosting, and live training!

Is Wealthy Affiliate a pyramid scheme?

To understand whether Wealthy Affiliate is a pyramid scheme, we must define what exactly a pyramid scheme is. To do this, I’ve listed three definitions to help better understand a pyramid scheme:

What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

noun A fraudulent moneymaking scheme in which early participants are paid out of money received from later recruits, with the final recruits putting money in and getting nothing back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

noun An illicit money-making investment scheme whereby early investors are paid primarily or wholly by later investors. Eventually all such schemes fail to the detriment of recent (later) investors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

noun a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in[.]

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As you can see from the above definitions, a pyramid scheme is where those who bought early into the scheme make all the money, and those who join later usually don’t make much, if any, money in the end.

Additionally, pyramid schemes don’t last very long – once they’re found out people stop paying into them, and in the end, the pyramid falls a part and no longer is in existence.

Wealthy Affiliate and Pyramid Schemes

Wealthy Affiliate is definitely not a pyramid scheme, especially if we take the definitions above into account.

  • Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over 13 years (the average pyramid schemes run for at most 5 years).
  • Wealthy Affiliate is free to join (pyramid schemes aren’t).
  • Pyramid schemes have multiple layers of people paying you. Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t have that.
  • There have been many ‘new’ Wealthy Affiliate members who have made just as much as the ‘old’ members (with pyramid schemes this isn’t the case).
  • While Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to promote itself, this isn’t the only thing they teach (nor the first thing they teach) – pyramid schemes rely on you making other people purchase they pyramid scheme you’re in.

No Pyramid’s With Wealthy Affiliate!

I’ve read of many members who joined Wealthy Affiliate when they just started, and many of those ‘early investors’ (if you could call them such) didn’t make anything.

Additionally, I’ve met many members who within 6 months of joining made a rather sizable monthly income from their sites.

Additionally, the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides teaches you how to make money promoting nearly anything (and not just specifically Wealthy Affiliate).

All the above points to the fact that Wealthy Affiliate is no pyramid scheme. It’s rather impossible for them to be one with the way they run their business, and how things are set up.

An Honest Opinion Of Wealthy Affiliate

If you want to check out more about Wealthy Affiliate and what they have to offer you, click the button below to get taken to my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate!

Does Wealthy Affiliate make you money?

No, Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t make you money – you make your own money. However, the training that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer does teach you exactly that.

Wealthy Affiliate offers a lot when you join them – website hosting, coaching, training, constructive feedback/comments. But the #1 thing they don’t offer is them doing the work for you.

Having said all that, if you follow the training that Wealthy Affiliate gives to you, then you can make money through Wealthy Affiliate.

For example, below is a screenshot of just some of the money I’ve made when I put Wealthy Affiliate’s training to work:

Wealthy Affiliate's Training At Work!

As you can see above, I made $73 and some odd sense through the Amazon Affiliate program (which Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to use it).

Additionally, I follow the training that Wealthy Affiliate gave to get people to my site, and was able to hit several record-breaking days:

Page-views reaching 1500 per day

The image above shows my traffic steadily climbing up to about 1500 people per day coming to my site. I should add that when I took that my site was just coming into it’s 5th month of existence.

So, if you follow the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides, and don’t quit, then yes, Wealthy Affiliate can (help you) make money.

Is Wealthy Affiliate outdated?

Wealthy Affiliate started back in 2005, so it’s little wonder people would ask whether it’s outdated or not.

Here’s the thing with Wealthy Affiliate and their training: it’s hasn’t really changed much.

Before we go jumping to any conclusions, let me explain what I mean by that.

Wealthy Affiliate hasn’t changed much of it training simply because it hasn’t needed to be changed. Yeah, they had to add some explanations here and there, and change something when other products were no longer around.

But the main things that Wealthy Affiliate has been preaching has remained the same.

What they’ve been saying since the beginning still works now-a-days – create a seo-friendly website, write quality articles, add the affiliate links, and you’re in business.

I know, everyone wants proof about whether Wealthy Affiliate is outdated or not. So here’s my personal proof:

Personal proof that Wealthy Affiliate still works for today

As you can see in the screenshot above, I currently have a ‘paycheck’ waiting to be released to me on the first of the next month. That is money that I earned by following what Wealthy Affiliate teaches.

Wealthy Affiliate is definitely not outdated. Their website, training, and methods are as up-to-date as ever, and still work great.

Need more proof?

Earlier this year, I used the training from Wealthy Affiliate to rank well on Google. So well in fact that 4 minutes after publishing my article, Google ranked it #1 on the search engine:

Ranking position 1 of page 1 within 4 minutes.

Additionally, using the training that Wealthy Affiliate give out, I was able to get over 4000 page-views to my site in just one day:

4K pageviews to my site in one day

I can’t speak for everyone. But I can speak for myself, and say that Wealthy Affiliate’s training still works. It might be ‘outdated’ in the sense that it’s the same thing they’ve been saying since 2005. But it definitely still works for 2020.

I’ve been able to make money, rank extremely well, and receive a high amount of traffic to my site, all through the training Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. So, over all, Wealthy Affiliate isn’t outdated at all.

Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth The Money?

Depending on which membership plan you choose, Wealthy Affiliate can cost anywhere from (roughly) $300-$600 per year for their premium membership.

But what Wealthy Affiliate gives you in return is worth more than what you have to pay. Below are lists of just a few benefits that you get from joining Wealthy Affiliate:

Education and Features Benefits

  • 300 hours of educational videos on affiliate marketing, keyword research, understanding costumer interaction, wordpress, and much more!
  • All 50 lessons of the Online Entrepreneur Certification Training, and 70 lessons of the Affiliate Bootcamp Training.
  • Weekly live training from an expert in Affiliate Marketing (additionally having the ability to interact with the trainer, asking questions, commenting, etc).
  • The ability to earn revenue from training that you publish on Wealthy Affiliate’s website.
  • Access to 12 different classrooms filled with many common questions and answers to common problems with affiliate marketing.

Website Features And Benefits

  • Up to 50 different websites you can use to build your businesses on.
  • Access to SiteDomains, where you can buy cost-effective domains (that include email accounts and SSL for FREE).
  • Access to SiteSpeed, which allows you to monitor your site speed and gives advice on how to make your site faster (which helps with user experience).
  • Access to SiteProtect, a hard-hitting spam protector for your site.
  • Access to SiteHealth, website analysis on how healthy your site is seen in the eyes of search engines.
  • Access to SiteComments and SiteFeedback, two features that allows you to get comments to specific articles you wrote, and feedback on content, website design and/or user experience.

Hosting Features And Benefits

  • 24/7 monitoring of your site, in the case that it goes down, Wealthy Affiliate can bring it back for you.
  • Being hosted on servers that will maximize the speed and load time of your site, more so than most other servers.
  • 24/7 backups of your site, with snapshots being taken hourly, so that Wealthy Affiliate can easily restore your website.
  • Free malware and virus protection, so that you don’t have to worry about stopping any hacking attempts (Wealthy Affiliate will do this for you!)
  • 24/7 support for you site, with about the average answering time is less than 5 minutes.

Keyword, Niche And Website Research

  • Unlimited keyword searches, with the ability to see which keywords will rank well, and which won’t.
  • The ability to track just how you site ranks over time, and which keywords get ranked higher than others.
  • Access to niche research and discovery, where you can find niches and topics for your site to revolve around.
  • Easily checking out your competition and seeing what they’re doing to rank for keywords you may be targeting.

Support/Mentorship Features And Benefits

  • Access to 24/7 answers to nearly any question you ask – need a good plugin for you site? Ask, and you’ll get a quick and timely response!
  • Integrated live chat, with the ability to chat with thousands of fellow affiliate marketers across the world.
  • Advice and interaction with the founders of Wealthy Affiliate – you’ll have the chance to chat with them, PM them, and even pick their brain on any questions you might have.

As you can see from all that was said above, you definitely get your money’s worth when you pay for Wealthy Affiliate’s premium membership. I haven’t even been able to use all the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate so far because there are just too many!

See More Benefits And Features!

Still not covinced of the worth that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer? Make sure to check out what Wealthy Affiliate has to say for themselves, and what they’re willing to offer you!

Is Wealthy Affiliate Free?

Wealthy Affiliate offers a free membership to their site, so that anyone can see what they have to offer before paying for Wealthy Affiliate’s premium membership.

Upon joining the free membership, you’re account will automatically get some of the premium membership perks (live chat, communicating, etc) for 7 days.

You’ll be given two free websites to start building on and experimenting with as you learn more about affiliate marketing.

You’ll additionally be given the first phases in Wealthy Affiliate’s prized training courses. In those lessons, you’ll learn the fundamentals of affiliate marketing and just how you can make money online.

You’ll have the chance to earn from Wealthy Affiliate, and anything you promote on your site, without even having to pay for the premium membership (so you can see if it really is for you).

Want some 1-on-1 coaching? For the first 7 days, you’ll have the ability to get it – even coaching from the founders of Wealthy Affiliate themselves!

Wealthy Affiliate Membership options and benefits

How Much Does It Cost To Join Wealthy Affiliate?

While Wealthy Affiliate is free to join (see answer below), their premium membership costs $49.00 per month.

However, Wealthy Affiliate does takes steps to join at a cheaper rate, if you have the ability to pay more upfront at the beginning.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Monthly Membership Plan

The monthly plan for Wealthy Affiliate's premium membership.

The most popular way to pay for Wealthy Affiliate’s premium membership is their $49 per month choice.

As you notice in the image above, Wealthy Affiliate does give you a discount for your first month of premium at a discount – only $19.00 – to give you a chance to see if the premium membership is something you’ll want.

While this monthly method is the most popular, it’s not the most cost effective.

Wealthy Affiliate’s 6-month Membership

6 month premium membership for Wealthy Affiliate

If you’re able to pay for 6 months of Wealthy Affiliate, then you’ll be able to take a 20% discount. Instead of paying $49 per month, a 6 month plan will come out to be about $39 per month.

This is a great method to choose, especially if you have $234 upfront that you can use. 6 months is generally how long it takes for a site to get out of it’s infancy and where you’ll start to see all your work come to fruition.

Just pay for 6 months, and see what you can do within that time-frame.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Yearly Membership Plan

Wealthy Affiliate's best option - paying for a yearly premium membership!

Are you ready to go all in, and get the best bang for your buck(s)? Then choose Wealthy Affiliate’s yearly premium membership.

Only having to pay $359 for the year, this is by far the best option if you are a penny-pinching type of person (like me). You’ll be able to cut off around 39% off the normal price.

This option is really for those who know that they’re going to be with Wealthy Affiliate for the long haul, and are willing to put the ‘extra’ money upfront so that it will be cheaper in the long run.

Free Membership vs Premium membership, and what each have to offer at Wealthy Affiliate.

How do I cancel my wealthy affiliate membership?

  1. Go to your account setting
  2. Scroll down, and click on the membership page
  3. click the button “Stop Billing & Cancel Membership

1. Go To Your Account Settings

Finding the Account Settings button

If you click on your profile image in the left hand corner, you’ll be given a choice of pages to choose from. The button you looking to press is the one that says ‘Account Settings’.

If you are having trouble finding it, feel free to click the following link, and you’ll be taken there immediately:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

2. Finding The Membership Page

Subscription Settings heading, underneath there is a button with 'Membership' written on it

As you can see in the above image, you’re looking for the button that says ‘Membership’ on it. It is right below the header that reads ‘Subscription Settings’.

Scroll about half way down the page, and locate the Membership button. After you click it, you’re almost there to closing your account!

3. Closing Your Account

Click the "Stop Billing & Cancel Membership"

Locate the “Stop Billing & Cancel Membership” Button, and click it. You’ll be taken to a page (or several pages) of details, and upon following those instructions, you’ll be able to stop the billing process of your membership!

AmericanBullion.com Review: Is American Bullion A Scam? (No, But…)

AmericanBullion.com Review: Is American Bullion A Scam? (No, But…)

Due to a recent rise of investment scams, we decided to find sites that had something to do with investment, but were legit. Naturally, American Bullion came to our attention, and so we decided to take a more in depth look into their site.

Interestingly enough, while we did find them to be legit, and not entirely a scam, we did find a few things that didn’t make us very happy, in terms of American Bullion’s authenticity.
Is American Bullion a scam? That’s just what we’re hoping to get to the bottom of. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll be able to make your own informed decision on that exact question.

A Display Of American Bullion’s Legitimacy

American Bullion's Main Page

American Bullion is a site that has been around for over 10 years. They “specialize in converting your existing IRA, former 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan to gold or other precious metals.” And they seem to have plenty of reviews to prove what they do is of value.

Well-known people who endorse American Bullion

On their site, they list numerous reasons why you should trust them, and why they are legit.
For example, they show several people, several well-known people we should add, who endorse American Bullion. Names include Laura Ingraham, Hugh Hewitt, and Mike Gallagher.

Not only that, but even American Bullion being around for 10 years shows that this site has some sort of legitimacy in the realm of IRA investments, as well as buying precious metals.
Oftentimes, scammers, especially ones that we look into, will set up a website for a few months, or at most a year or so, and then move onto another website after that time has passed.

But with American Bullion being around for over 10 years, there is going to be little doubt that this site is actually scamming you out of your money. The only way they would be is if we could find a lot of negative reviews about them (which we can’t).

On top of all this, their site also has a Risk Disclosure:

Risk Disclosure

Now, many of the readers may not think that this is anything to speak about. But for us, well, we’ve seen too many scam websites that have popped up without any type of Risk Disclosure.

Most of those sites were ones that claimed to have higher return guarantees. Sites that don’t have some sort of risk disclosure or disclaimer are usually fraudulent websites.

So, with American Bullion being over 10 years old, being endorsed by some well-known people, and having a disclosure of possible risk involved, they definitely come across as being a company that would be worth doing business with.

BBB’s Review of American Bullion

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) is a corporation that helps show consumers more information about other company’s authority and legitimacy. They do this by showing reviews of other consumers, and giving these companies an accreditation based on several criteria.

When you go to BBB’s website (BBB.org) and search for American Bullion, you’ll find that American Bullion is BBB accredited, which gives American Bullion a lot more credence for their site. Additionally, they are giving an “A+” rating, the highest rating you can receive from BBB.

BBB accredited Business

As with most cases, there are several complaints against American Bullion that the BBB show for others to read about. But, as is typical with most legit businesses, each one is answered by the company:

four complaints

Nothing is wrong with complaints, or negativity. In fact, we would encourage it – if it is constructive. Complaints help show a company’s true motives fairly well.

Many times, people will complain, and the certain company being complained against doesn’t answer the complaints and chooses to ignore them. If this happened, it shows a poor customer service on the company’s side, as well as possibly appearing to be ‘scammy’. Many-times, scammers won’t answer complaints, because they know that the complaints are indeed true.

But once again, the complaints, and the answers, all help verify that American Bullion is indeed legit. They’re not trying to scam anyone out of their money, nor intentionally trying to be fraudulent.

TrustPilot Reviews – Good And Bad

TrustPilot Reviews

TrustPilot gives Ameriacn Bullion a 5 out of 5 star rating, which seems to be termed ‘Excellent’. With over 180 reviews, and the majority of them 5 stars, TrustPilot confirms (once again) that American Bullion is a company that knows what it’s doing in terms of IRA investments and moving your money into precious metals.

Now, it does need to be said that TrustPilot can at times be not completely correct in their assessment. Recently, it came out that there were ‘bad actors’ who were creating a lot of positive reviews for themselves on TrustPilot and making themselves look more authentic than they really were.

There isn’t much plausibility that American Bullion is doing this, but one can never be certain in this day and age. From what we look at though, the reviews did appear to be authentic and true.

American Bullion’s Scammy-Looking Website

Now, let’s get some things straight first – we believe that American Bullion is legit. From what we’ve seen above, they appear to be trying their best to portray themselves as an authentic and proper business that deals with investments.

However, as we were looking a little more closely at their site, we found a few things that made us have to think twice about American Bullion.

If we had to base our review only on what we discuss below, we would actually call American Bullion a scam – which is a little strange, because of all that we’ve written about above.

American Bullion’s Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

As you will notice in the screenshot above, you’ll find that the copyright notice is for 2018, and not 2019 (which is the year we are currently in).

Now, nothing is overly wrong with having a copyright notice off by a year or two. But, unfortunately, many scam websites will have copyright notices that aren’t updated. This happens because the scammer will start a site at the end of a year, and run it for a year or so – but never update anything on their site.

So American Bullion can come across as scammy-looking due to this. You would think that a well-known business like American Bullion would change this, or have something that automatically updates. But, well maybe it’s just not in their budget?

Lack Of Posting On American Bullion’s Social Media Accounts

Social media buttons

One thing that we check on websites are their social media accounts, and whether or not they are being updated regularly. Many times, scam websites will create social media accounts to appear like they are ‘social’, but then never do anything with them.

American Bullion's Twitter feed

Unfortunately, taking a look at American Bullion’s social media accounts shows something similar to what was described above. They seem to have posted a long while ago, but don’t do it as frequently as we would like a company to do:For example, if we were to take a look at the screenshot above, we would notice that the last tweet they sent via their Twitter page was nearly a year and a half ago!

We personally like social media accounts to tweet/post every week. At least once a month wouldn’t be too bad. But when a company doesn’t do anything for over a year, then there can be cause for worry.
While Facebook is similar to Twitter, in regard to their inconsistent posting, YouTube does reveal that American Bullion did post a video a few weeks ago:

YouTube videos

As of writing this, it has been three weeks since they posted their last video. However, their second to last video was posted two years ago – and their third-to-last video was three years.

So, all in all, if we were to just take a look at their social media accounts, and base what we think off of them by that information, we would have to conclude that they don’t appear to be legit as we would like them to be – which would be a determining factor in our rating of them.

But, this isn’t the only thing that appears to make American Bullion less legit-looking.

Is American Bullion Faking Their Testimonials?

We always love reading through reviews and testimonials, especially when they are right on the site. The reason we like this is because, often-times, scammers will use fake testimonials to try to make themselves more authentic and legit.
We never thought that American Bullion would be faking their testimonials, but when we searched around, we found that they were faking part of it!

Daniel And Paul Testimonial

Now, let’s be clear – we don’t think that the actual testimonial is faked. What we do know is that the image for the testimonial is actually not the real person who left the review.

How do we know that?

There are sites out there that give away photos and/or sells images. Many other sites take images from these sites, and put them on their own website to help illustrate points or make their content more visual.

As we searched around the internet, we found that Daniel, who can be seen on the left in the above screenshot, was found on another site. One that had to do with DWI charges:

DWI charges for Daniel?

Not only that, but when we searched around for Paul, we found him (in a different photo) on a site that has royalty free photos!

Paul On Clip Deals?

Of course, maybe Paul and Daniel like to have their images all around the internet, right? Maybe their day-job is to be models or something (which could be entirely possible, though not very plausible).

Susan and Holly Testimonials

If that is the case, then why can we find the other testimonial profile images on the internet as well?You’ll notice in the screenshot above we have another two testimonials. One from Susan, and another from Holly. Let’s look at Susan first.

Susan appears on numerous websites, and we were able to find her on another site that sells and gives away images:

Susan On A Free Website

This specific image of Susan was uploaded by an author named “marilook_rus”. Our best guess is that the name of this woman could be Mari, and is from Russia, though we can’t really confirm that.
But, neither can we confirm that her name is actually Susan, which probably means that this person didn’t leave the testimonial on American Bullion.

Now, moving on to Holly.

New York Times Sheryl Sandberg

Holly’s story is a little different. You see, after we searched for Holly’s image, we came to find who exactly Holly’s real name was (who the person in the image was). And her name is actually Sheryl Sandberg – the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. As you can see from the above screenshot, Holly’s image can be found on the New York Times, a popular and well-known news organization. In the article, you come to find out that this supposed Holly is actually called Sherly Sandberg, and part of Facebook’s company.

If we found this on any other website, we would immediately discredit them because of what we uncovered. You don’t take someone else’s image, stick it on your own site, and proclaim that it’s someone completely different! That just doesn’t make your business look legit at all.

Is American Bullion A Scam?

If we had to say whether this site was a scam or not, we would say that it is definitely not a scam. Our initial findings in this article helped show that. Doing some other searching found that most of the testimonials can be found on the site from all the way back to 2011. Which means the testimonials themselves aren’t faked.

Our guess is that back in 2017-2018, American Bullion hired some company to come through and redesign their site – and that company added the images, which is getting more and more typical now-a-days.

So, over all, we would recommend American Bullion. We don’t exactly like that they are using fake testimonial images (even if it’s for the sake of protecting the reviewer’s anonymity), and neither do we like their social accounts not being updated. But, putting those issues to the wayside, American Bullion does show itself to be an authentic and legit company.

GeekBuying.com Review: Is GeekBuying A Scam? Or Do They Have Authentic Discounts?

GeekBuying.com Review: Is GeekBuying A Scam? Or Do They Have Authentic Discounts?

We’ve been looking into a lot of scam websites lately, so we decided, why not find something legit to look into. And so GeekBuying came as something for us to review, and check out.

Is GeekBuying a scam? Or are their discounts legit? That is just what we’re going to be looking at, as we sort through who GeekBuying is exactly, what they have to offer, and how you take action on the many low prices they have to offer!

What Is GeekBuying?

GeekBuying's Main Page

We’ll start off with what GeekBuying isn’t. It isn’t a place where only geeky people shop, and it’s definitely not a place that only has geeky technology.

GeekBuying is a site that tries to bring all the latest gadgets and gizmos to an unbeatable price by offering discounts and low prices. At least, that’s what their About Us page says.
But gadgets aren’t the only thing they sell. They have a large collection of brands of clothing, different types of car accessories, and even Home and Garden products!

GeekBuying’s Brands And Deals

GeekBuying's many brands

GeekBuying has a large collection of brands that they sell, some well-known, and others less known. Popular brands include Philips, Asus, Vivo, and Emax.
But their large collection of brands aren’t the only thing that GeekBuying has to offer.

The cool thing with GeekBuying is that they are always offering things with discounts, flash deals, and leaving things on their Clearance page. So there is always something you can find for a low price.

Flash Deals

Flash-Deals On GeekBuying

Another cool feature with GeekBuying is that they have flash sales, similar to what is shown above. So for several days they have a list of different gadgets and other tech related products on sale.
But what is even more cool is that they have a list of products that will be part of their next flash deal. So there is no need to have to guess on what will be in the next latest deal. If there is anything you want, just leave yourself a note, and check GeekBuying in the next couple of days.

Clearance By Price

Sorting By Price

On their clearance page, GeekBuying has that great function of being able to sort prices and see what’s for sale with a specific price range. We don’t know about you, but this is a great feature that we specifically like about this site.

Usually, when we’re looking for something, we have a specific budget, and a specific amount that we can spend. Using this function can help us weed out those products that we can’t really purchase, due to how much they would cost.

Another nice thing about this is that you can find different products of similar value. That way, if you have an idea of what you want to purchase, but are looking for alternative prices, then you can use this function to do just that.

Discounts Galore!

The Many Discounts

If you’re looking for a place where you can find discounts, then GeekBuying is the place to go. Not everything is going to heavily discounted, but many things are. The majority of products that we looked at were over 30%.
There were things discounted up towards 60%-70%, with only a few things discounted as low as 20%. Our guess is that the average discount is between 30% to 40%.

And the discounts aren’t for a specific brand or product. They are for nearly every category on their shop. Whether you were looking for a discount in their Home and Garden section, or looking for those low prices in their fashion section, you will definitely be able to find a discount.

Social Media And Reviews

Social Media Buttons

When looking at a site to make sure it’s not a scam, you must always check anything and everything. And one of the many things we check is a company’s social media accounts, and any reviews that we can find about them.

Many times, scammers will pretend to have social media buttons on their site, but not actually link to anything. Thankfully, GeekBuying is not like that.

GeekBuying's Instagram Account

As you can see from the above screenshot, we can clearly see that GeekBuying is on Instagram. Not only that, but they have quite a large following as well. This helps show their authenticity and their legitimacy.

And what adds even more authority to them being legit is that on all their social media accounts, they are actively posting things, showing that they are still around, and still there to help people.

GeekBuying's Twitter Account

Now, while they are actively promoting on social media, keeping things up-to-date, and showing their authenticity, what do other people have to say about them? Are there reviews out there by other people, on how good or bad GeekBuying really is?

Actually there are. The place we’ll be looking at specifically is a place called ResellerRatings.

GeekBuying Reviews

ResellerRatings gives GeekBuying a 9.31 rating out of 10. With over 12K of reviews, and the majority of them 5 stars, there really isn’t much that people don’t like about GeekBuying.

Not only that, but with these types of review places, there is a feature that allows the business to reply back to people or reviews that put them in a negative light. And GeekBuying utilizes this feature to the best of its ability.

Replying back 39% of the time

Looking over the past few months, you can see that they try their best to answer anyone’s complaints or issues. And most of those lower reviews are people who do say that everything did turn out okay for them in the end.
So overall, GeekBuying is definitely not trying to intentionally scam people out of products or money. And they are definitely not doing a bad job at what they’re doing, since there are thousands of reviews noting that they were satisfied with what they ordered.

Where is GeekBuying Located?

GeekBuying is a store that resells other brand’s products, so they aren’t exactly located in one location. They have warehouses all over the world, in Spain, America, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Their main warehouses are in Hong Kong and China, where they can ship internationally, if need be.

GeekBuying is owned and operated by HONGKONG GEEKBUY INTERNATIONAL E-COMMERCE LIMITED. Now, nothing is wrong with this company. There is just one thing that we do want to point out, so as not to leave people in the dark.

If you haven’t noticed yet, GeekBuying is mainly located in Hong Kong and China, and their products are mainly manufactured in China.

Again, nothing is wrong with this. But because of this, there might be brands that were manufactured cheaply, or products that take a while to get to you.
Most of the reviews didn’t suggest this, but with products from China, there is always a possibility of getting something this isn’t completely up to the standards of quality that most people like.

Is GeekBuying A Scam?

GeekBuying is definitely no scam. We would wholeheartedly purchase from them in a heartbeat. They are who they claim to be. No more, no less.

They have a ton of positive reviews for their site. They’ve been around for a long while, and they definitely aren’t going anywhere any time soon.
They have discounts for every category they put on their website, as well as the ability to sell products at a wholesale price. They even have student discounts for those still in school!

So, all in all, GeekBuying is a great place to go and find a product that you’ve been wanting for a cheaper price. We would recommend them  to anyone and everyone!

Check out GeekBuying today!

Is TextNow A Scam? A Review of TextNow And What They Offer!

Is TextNow A Scam? A Review of TextNow And What They Offer!

TextNow has been around for a while now, and offers a vast display of plans prices and phone services. They come highly recommended from the communities that I hang out from, and so, because of that, I decided to see what exactly they had to offer.

Is TextNow a scam? That’s the very question that we’ll get into as I dive into their product, website, and social media accounts. So come along for the ride, and learn with me as we check out TextNow together!

What Is TextNow?

Text Now Main Page

TextNow is as its name implies. Simply put, it’s a place where you can text and call people, all for free (if you so want to).

When you create an account with TextNow, they give you a phone number that you can text and call from. And the initial account is all free. No credit card, no upsells. Just give them an email address, and you should be good to go.

TextNow operates with numbers that run over VOIP. Basically, what that means is that instead of going through a typical phone service provider, like AT&T or Verizon, the phone request is actually going over your internet connection, and making the call/text. So you don’t need to purchase a plan for the phone to work.

Of course, there are downsides to this method, but when you’re looking for something for free, the downsides seem trivial enough.

Additionally, TextNow does have alternative paid plans, in the case that you want to have certain features, and more abilities with your calling.

TextNow Phone Plans

What About Their Social Media Accounts?

Anyone who is a frequent at We Get Scammed For You knows that we like to take a look at companies social media, and get a better glimpse of who they are, and how authentic they really look.

TextNow has a fairly large following on social media, as well as regular postings and updates, which is a good sign that they aren’t a scam.

Twitter and TextNow

As you can see from the screenshot above, TextNow seems to be fairly active on Twitter, with currently over 40K followers, as well as posting rather frequently (the last tweet was a day ago).

Their Facebook page also shows some similar results:

Textnow and Facebook

Going to Facebook though, does reveal something rather interesting. TextNow has a rating of 3.9 out of 5.0 stars. Why is this exactly?

The Reviews For TextNow

SiteJabber is a popular place for people leave reviews of companies and products. It’s a place for people to, well, jabber on about sites that they like or dislike. According to the reviews left within the site, it seems many people didn’t like it:

SiteJabber's Reviews

As you can see from the above screenshot, SiteJabber has TextNow with a 1.5 star rating. Why were they given such a low review?

Many of the reviews talked about how they used the free account, but when they purchased a paid plan, what they received wasn’t quite what they expected. Some complained about terrible customer service, others said ads were still around, and still others said other things didn’t work right.

According to the reviews, TextNow doesn’t seem like a useful program to use. But, just because reviews can be negative, doesn’t mean that the product is exactly as negative as it seems.

Because of this, I decided to sign up and see just how TextNow worked, and whether there were issues, or if people were just give a good program a bad review.

Personally Reviewing TextNow

Being one who is always interested in free things, and being able to use them, I had signed up for TextNow a while back, and used it on and off.

I was looking for something that I could use to link random things online with a phone, as well as pass any user verification that came my way.

Did it work the way I wanted it to?

Not exactly. There were many great things that I were able to use with it – like, for example, talking with a scammer who was trying to sell dogs to people. They didn’t quite realize that I would do my homework when they gave me their address:

Baiting A Scammer

It was actually a pretty fun conversation, and I was able to get to the bottom of who the scammer really was, and how he (or they) were operating.

And while TextNow did work every time I contacted someone with it, it didn’t quite work when I needed someone to contact me.

I had to verify something via a Google SMS text message, and even though I gave the right phone number, I never got the text. My guess is that it has something to do with Google, but I wasn’t able to test it too thoroughly.

I realize that TextNow may have some bugs, or some errors that doesn’t make it work properly. But, personally, for me, that doesn’t mean I should give it as low of a rating as I could.

Of course, if I were paying for TextNow, and didn’t get what I wanted, that would be an entirely different matter. But with TextNow being free (at least with what I’m using), and it doing what I wanted it to (for the most part), I would give TextNow a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

I’m not going to lie, TextNow doesn’t work all the time. But honestly, it worked most of the time, and did what I was wanting it to do. And because of that, I’ll give it 4 stars.

Is TextNow A Scam?

texting from a phone

TextNow is definitely no scam. In fact, it’s (so far) the best free texting platform I have yet to find online. If comes with your own number, which is great, since other sites make multiple people use the same number. Additionally, it comes with an app that you can download, and use directly on the particular device that you are using.

I would highly recommend anyone interested in TextNow to use it. And you definitely can’t go wrong when it’s free! Check out TextNow today, and start chatting away!

Month 4 Progress Report: Is Affiliate Marketing For 2019? Our Official Progress Report Of Successful Blogging!

Month 4 Progress Report: Is Affiliate Marketing For 2019? Our Official Progress Report Of Successful Blogging!

Upwards for success

As we have said several times before, we have only been learning how to make money blogging for a year now. This site specifically, We Get Scammed For You, hasn’t been around for more than 4 months, and already we’ve seen quite a bit of success.

Many people ask the question, Is affiliate marketing for 2019? Or is it no longer a way to make money online? We’re here to tell you the straight facts, and not beat around the bush with an answer.
Of course you can make money with Affiliate marketing, and it is still relevant for today’s day and age. We would even argue that it is more relevant than previous years!

As you continue to read this article, we’ll give you several reason why we still believe affiliate marketing is for 2019, as well as our success with our own website, We Get Scammed For You.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing, at its very core, is just that you simply promote things that you enjoy, and making money from those promotions. That’s literally what it is, and how easy it can be.

Most people do this through the form of a website or blog, while others will do video marketing (known as vlogging), or even in the form of podcasting.

Basically, there are programs out there where, if you sign up and get accepted, you can promote things in that certain program, and receive a commission (usually between 3-10%) if someone bought something through what you promoted.

For example, if you were into Legos, and wanted to share you enthusiasm with others, you could sign up to their program (called an affiliate program), and promote all things Lego.

And here’s the great thing. You don’t need a brick and mortar shop, nor do you have to buy a bunch of products, and then sell them. The program you are a part of will take care of all that!

On top of that, because you are online, you have nearly the whole world as possibly being customers, and people who will go through your links to purchase stuff! And those getting onto the internet is growing more and more each day!

So is affiliate marketing for 2019? Absolutely!

There are more people online than there have been in the history of the internet, with millions of new people getting online every year. And you could just be the next person to tap into all those new customers, and make money from them.

We’ve Been Successful, And Here’s The Proof!

We’re not going to claim that making money online is easy – in fact, with this site, we haven’t made much money. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been successful, nor that we won’t be in the future.

We’re quite certain that within a few months we’ll be making more money than we’ve imagined. Affiliate marketing takes time, determination, and ultimately, the energy to see it through.

So, just how successful have we been with affiliate marketing?

Ranking Within Google Search Results

What’s great about affiliate marketing is that you can do nearly everything for free, and that includes getting people to your site.
You don’t need to pay people to come to your site, or place ads all over the internet in the hopes to get people to click onto your blog. There are much cheaper ways than that.

Did you know that people search for phrases and keywords on search engines (like Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo)? And if you rank within in the first page of the search results, you’ll be able to get people to come directly to your site!

Below is a screenshot of one of the many examples of our success with ranking within Google:

Ranking On Page 1 Of Google

In a recent article that we published (just yesterday), we came to find that we were on the first page of Google for that article. Not only that, but we were in the first position as well!

You’ll notice that Google actually ranked us in position one within 4 minutes of publishing our article. Now, granted, it took some time for us to be liked by Google, and it doesn’t happen with all our articles, but it definitely is a success for most people.

Receiving Traffic From Google Search Results

About a month ago, we seemed to have an explosion of traffic to our site from people searching on Google:

Traffic To Our Site For The Year

As you can see from the graph above, our site seems to be getting over 100 people per day, just from Google search results. And this is only month 4 of our existence! Give us another 4 months and our hope is to be over 500 people daily, from search results alone.

Now, being a successful affiliate marketer, we don’t only rely on Google to get traffic to our site. There are many other ways.

Success With Other Traffic Sources

Unqiue Pageviews For The Year

As you can see above, that is all the traffic that we’ve had for this currently year of 2019! We’re currently averaging around 400+ page views per day, and can’t wait to see it go up!

Our traffic is coming from all over the place, like Twitter, YouTube, Quora, and even other search engines, like Bing and Yahoo.

Speaking of Quora, we have had quite a bit of success from getting traffic from them to your site. We were so successful, that we actually were named on of the most viewed writers for the subject of fraud!Success WIth Quora

Is Affiliate Marketing Still Successful?

Hopefully by now, you’re not thinking that affiliate marketing isn’t successful, and that you can actually do quite a bit within a relatively short amount of time.

Have we been successful with making money? Of course not, but then again, it’s only been 4 months. Ask us that in another 4, and we’re certain we’ll have a much more positive answer. Ask us in another 12 months, and our hope is that this site will be more successful than we can image.

Our success doesn’t end here. We will keep writing and achieving great things with our site, and hope that you’ll stick around with us to watch it bloom.

Not only that, but our success doesn’t end with ourselves. We’re not here to keep all of our secrets to ourselves, nor take all of the success.

Turning Our Success Into Your Success!

Go for success!

Are you interested in trying affiliate marketing, but are unsure how to go about it? Or do you just need a mentor to help you push through those tough months where it doesn’t seem like anything is working?

We would love to help you! Honestly, we would!

We’re part of a program called Wealthy Affiliate, (check out our review of them here), where we help anyone willing to put in the time and work to make things happen. If that’s you, then don’t hesitate to join them.

Wealthy Affiliate provides you with free training, free websites, and free help, all so that you can gain success with affiliate marketing. We’ve been using them for over a year now, and haven’t looked back since (okay, well, there were a few days where we wondered if we were going to come out on top…)

Sign up for free immediately, and let us help you succeed with affiliate marketing today!

Want To Work From Home? Check Out Our Work From Home Websites List

Want To Work From Home? Check Out Our Work From Home Websites List

We always love taking a look at websites. And we get an even bigger kick looking into work at home websites. Websites that claim you can make money, if you follow their program, or use their site.

Below is the small start of a list of websites that would be great to make money from. Unfortunately, our list of work from home scam websites is way larger, but that is because we come across more scam websites than legit ones.

Note: You’ll notice our list is really small. If you have a work from home site that you’re not sure about, and want us to take a look at it, feel free to let us know about it through our contact form, or by leaving a comment below. We’re always excited to take a look at websites for our audience!

Legit Work From Home Websites Or Programs!

Wealthy AffiliateA site that helps you make money with Affiliate marketing. Check out some success stories!
SwagbucksA site that gives you surveys to do, games to play, and movies to watch, all for you to make money from doing!
UserTestingA site that pays you to make a video and/or audio of you reviewing other websites!
GuruA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
FreelancerA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
UpworkA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
Human Proof Designsa site that you can purchase pre-made niche sites, that will make you money, provided you put in some work!
Amazon AssociatesAn affiliate program that can make you money while you promote the things that you love!
VIPKidsA site that pays you to teach English to Chinese kids!
Freebitco.inNot a work-at-home site per se, but definitely a site that can make you money by bitcoins. Free to sign up!