2019 Review Wealthy Affiliates – Free Affiliate Websites

Free Affiliate Websites.

First, let’s talk about the real meaning of free. You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  You’ve lived by that rule all your life. In this review  of Wealthy Affiliate I will look at Free Affiliate Websites.

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Is that saying now outdated? It just might be, now that we are fully into the digital world. These days, people can get things for free—especially information–  and there’s absolutely no catch. The lunch or beer sign is out to trap someone everyday, but you certainly can learn anything you want to learn, free.

The internet is full of whiz bang ideas, marvellous software, some good, some absolute rubbish, not all, but some of it at a price which doesn’t reflect the actual uselessness or usefulness of the product,  as often they are packaged with numerous  costly addons that would need a big bank account and a lifetime to work through them all.

In the Affiliate Marketing arena, many are a waste of time and money, via charges, domain costs, promotional costs etc;

You are really a sales rep working without a wage just to fund the developers / promoters bottom line, rather than building a business that becomes an asset for you.  It can be hard and also expensive and if you are new to all this you are walking a minefield.

But what if you could start out for free and work at your own pace without a time limit, including a complete stage of tuition that would make you fully aware of what needs to be done to build an online business for yourself ?.

What if you could have unlimited time to make the decision as to whether or not you will continue in this arena?  A decision you make with out the pressure cooker situation of say, first month free then $X .

So often people are set up to fail.

Lets forget free for a moment ( we will come back to that a little later), and have a look at Wealthy Affiliates and what it has on offer through 2019.

Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress as a platform for building websites, upgrades to word press is not part of wealthy affiliates scope. On your Wealthy Affiliate page you have a side bar from which you can manage all your content and then push it to your word press page(s).


They do have an active community of users at different levels of competetence, to help navigate any changes or use of plugins for wordpress as well as helping each other out by answering questions, putting up training articles and videos, live chat, and blogging on the wealthy affiliate site.

Other platforms to help you in your Marketing endeavor’s, include

  • Step by Step training courses.  E-Commerce and Affiliate Marketing.
  • Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • Building Websites
  • Weekly Live Classes (and 100’s of hours of replays)
  • Site Content Writing Platform
  • The Hosting Platform
  • Website Performance Tools (SiteRubix)
  • Personal Mentoring
  • Keyword Research Tool

A much more comprehensive list can be found at the link below. We will get to that in a minute.

What else that could be useful to you ?.

Wealthy Affiliate

 Keyword Research and Management Tool.

A powerful research tool for any niche.  Jaaxy  allows you to create and manage powerful lists of keywords, one of the most advanced keyword tools in the world. It has other powerful features that allow you to research and analyze your competition, uncover millions of keywords, discover SEO trends, finding trending and lucrative ideas, plus other features, such as Niche keyword lists, Site ranking to keep you up to date on your sites performance.

This is an amazing tool that should be in the arsenal of any e- commerce store / business / blog, that is serious about improving their business. This is available to starter members although it use is limited compared to premium members.

Ranking System.

One of the best things I like in wealthy affiliate is the ranking system. Wealthy Affiliates is a community that thrives on helping. No matter your problem, someone has an answer. It is just a matter of putting it out there.

Questions, answers, sharing your own tips and tricks (training), all serve to increase your ranking in the community and could lead you to Ambassador level for which a budget is provided, and throughout the year Kyle and Carson contact those that they feel have Ambassador qualities and those that “retain” high rankings within the community.

You do not have to be an affiliate to qualify for Ambassador status.  So basically everything you do within wealthy affiliate will improve your ranking if you take advantage of the incentives offered whether a starter member or a premium member.

Ok lets go back to Free .

What is Free in Wealthy Affiliate?

You have a passion and you are looking for a way to express it, even monerterise it. So it does make sense to keep your costs at a minimum in the beginning. Good business principles. Right?

With Wealthy Affiliate when you sign up you are a free member for life or until you unsubscribe.

They have two pieces of advice highlighted.

Piece of Advice #1: Do not be afraid to ask questions! There is 100,000’s of people within WA and many, MANY experts. If you have a question,  ask!

Piece of Advice #2: Take action on what you learn!  Action leads to success. You could read and watch the training until you are green in the face, but if you never take action, you won’t achieve any success.

The starting point that attracted me to wealthy affiliate was the online entrepreneur program. This is where you get rolling, building your websites, start building online assets and starting to understand how this whole “making money on the Internet thing” works. This course is 100% included. Free.

If you are serious, you take action on the tasks within each lesson and you can work through this course at your own pace. In the first 10 lessons alone you are going to accomplish A LOT if you implement what you learn.

This need not be some 70 hours a week type effort, a little each day or two and this will lay a solid foundation for your business to flourish. But the important thing is the free membership lets you work through the initial stages at your own pace.

I could wax lyrical about this. It is the difference between Free and Free with Value.

Also included are:-

2 free fully functioning websites  hosted for you on wealthy affiliates state of the art hosting platform.  (there will be some cost for registering your domains, but they are your assets). More at the link below.

Rating Wealthy Affiliate

This is not an easy task. There is a lot in this and it can be distracting, I never found it to be information overload. It is structured in a way to keep you focused on the course. The tips and tricks are confined to other members posts which are separate from the course, but they give the site vitality.  A focus on the training and you could see amazing results.  There is a lot of encouragement to keep you on track.

  • Name.                                Wealthy Affiliate
  • Owners                              Kyle and Carson
  • Website Builder                  4.8 out of 5.0
  • Website URL.                    www.wealthyaffiliate.com
  • WordPress Hosting             4.7 out 5.0
  • Research Tools                   4.9  out of 5.0
  • Training incl Videos.           4.8 out of 5.0
  • Support                                5.0 out of 5.0
  • Live Events.                         4.7 out of 5.0
  • Live Chat                              4.6 out of 5.0
  • Price.                                   Starter member. Free.
  •                                              Premium membership $49.00 mth or $359.00 yearly.
  • BarefootAffiliates Rating.      I like the support, training and research tools. I find those nearly impecable.  Whether or not you have experience with wordpress, for all intents and purposes it works well here, helped by the WA platform.
  • Ideal For. Those looking for extra income, unemployed, underemployed, people with a physical disability, stay at home mums, people offering a service, e-commerce stores, people wanting economic freedom.


Affiliate marketing is exciting because there are so many possibilities. You can promote digital or physical products in your niche. You can even promote services. That opens up a lot of opportunity to earn a fantastic income as an affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate has a team of about 25 techies to keep things rolling, answer questions and updating programs where they need to.

In a Nutshell.

 It is empowering. With all the bonuses being offered for 2019 signing up will be the best move you make in 2019  
2019 Review Wealthy Affiliates -  Free Affiliate Websites


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18 thoughts on “2019 Review Wealthy Affiliates – Free Affiliate Websites”

  1. That’s a great review. I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate myself, and can confirm what you’re discussing here. I’ve been a premium member for more than 5 years now, and never looked back 🙂

  2. So reading your article, it appears that free actually is free.  There isn’t even a credit card required to sign up and you can begin the training right away, and build two websites absolutely free.  That’s pretty impressive since I’ve looked at other programs that will give like a 7 day trial or a 30-day trial, but you’re forced to upgrade after that or lose everything.  With the Wealthy Affiliate program, unless you want the things offered in their Premium program, you can continue on with the free program as long as you like.  I love that.

    Thanks for the great info!

    • I was a free member for nearly 3 months before I bit the bullet and became a premium member. Once I made the decision the focus became more serious. You can do good things with this.  

  3. A very thorough and accurate review of WA. I’ve been a member of WA for three years,, and like Karina the other commenter here, I too have never looked back. I think people get out of it what they put into it. They never promise anyone overnight success or instant rags to riches. It’s like an online school an online community with teachers and students of all skill levels, many quite successful –  teaching one another and learning from one another. Great content, great tools. I think the premium membership is very reasonably priced for what I’ve gotten out of it.

  4. Thank you for this review on Wealthy Affiliate.   I must confess that I am already a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I really like your analogy that their is no such thing as a free lunch….. except on the internet and then information is everywhere. I first joined Wealthy Affiliate via the free one week trial.  The training seemed really good so I stayed. 

    I agree with your advice that people should not be afraid to ask questions. It is the fastest way to learn after all. And you are right…. action is the only way to truly be successful in this Affiliate marketing business. It is a lot of work in the beginning, but the rewards are well worth the effort. That’s for sure.  I was just wondering how you went about deciding on which theme to pick for your website?

    • Hi Gleny’s 

      This is the new twenty nineteen theme,  WordPress 5.0.  I have been thinking of changing it but have been advised to stick with it as it will look better when it becomes more “populated”. 

      Best of luck with with WA. I hope you do amazing things. 

  5. You can’t go wrong with Wealthy Affiliate!

    There is so much on offer, it will take  months to get through all the trainings and live webinars.  I know because I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a year now  I feel as if I am just getting started!

    I am on email marketing strategy stage and watch Magistudio’s training on a regular basis.  Since they are 1 hour long I take it easy and write notes as I go. They are recorded which really helps as I am in a totally different time zone from Canada.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just joined wealthy affiliate about a week ago and upgraded to premium membership two day later. I was blow away by the quality of learning resources at our disposal and the care for one another by members of the online community .It’s an affiliate marketing university.

    I’ve taken a dive in the pool of information and im beginning to swim through.

  7. I like things that are free…if they have value!!!

    I tested Wealthy Affiliate for free about two years ago and was very surprised of what I got. Of course, the time I could work with the free test opportunity was limited but as for today I still have some complacently free websites running at WA.

    I got premium member as well, after about ten days because without the community and some very nice other features the building of my business wouldn’t have been possible.

    Today I regularly review other opportunities that promise to help build an online business but have not come across something not even come close to what Wealthy Affiliate delivers.

  8. I settled on wealthy affiliate a week back after searching for legit ways to earn online. The program truly provides all the features that I need to succeed online . So far, I’ve received great training and support.

    Thanks Mark for putting up this informative review, I look forward to your other posts.

  9. I couldn’t agree more. Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform to be in. I joined due to the thriving community of like minded entrepreneurs helping one another. The community and the trainings are priceless! You won’t be able to find this type of community and its resources that WA provides without having to pay 1K to 2K.

    I joined WA this year and became a premium member and have been with WA ever since. I thought it was the best investment I’ve made.


    • It can be a mission finding something that is worthwhile doing Jose. I am researching another that has been around for a long time (more than 30 years). So I will looking at reasons for it’s longevity.


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