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Wealthy Affiliate Complaints or are People Really that happy with Wealthy Affiliate?

Filed in Product Review by on July 4, 2015 36 Comments



I have a few reviews of Wealthy Affiliate, each from different angle and this time I decided to write from a different perspective and talk about complaints to find out if people are really happy with Wealthy Affiliate.

Also, I will explain why some people are not happy with WA and find out if Wealthy Affiliate does provide people with all they may need to be happy with WA and become successful online.

First off, I would like to say that there is no perfect product/program in the world and there is always someone who might not be happy.

In that case a proper research should be done to find out if a particular complaint comes from a real frustrated person or if it’s just a nature of that person to always complain of something or blame people for his own failures.

Also, I would like you to know that I’ve been a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for almost 2 years now which means I know a thing or two about what I’m talking about.

It’s true that there are some complaints about Wealthy Affiliate but those are very few out of thousands of happy members.


Types of complaints:

Write access

Losing “write access” within Wealthy Affiliate. What does it mean? It means you lose your right to ask questions, post comments or interact with WA community in any form.

Note that all members have write access, free and paid members, i.e. premium members and you must keep in mind that the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson are very generous for giving write access to even free members.

As you probably understand there will always be some people, most of the time among free members who will try to abuse the system and if it happens Kyle and Carson MUST revoke their write access to allow other members to interact in a healthy and friendly atmosphere.

It doesn’t really happen often and most of the time if it does it’s for those that are rude or try to spam within the community. BTW, a distinguishing feature of Wealthy Affiliate is that promotions are not allowed within it and it’s really great compared to many other online business communities.

You will never find someone who will try to sell you something within the community because they will be stopped immediately. Wealthy Affiliate is a friendly, warm place of like-minded people working towards their success and helping each other to achieve the same.

Here is one complaint filed against WA at As you can see that member was revoked write access for a reason and it was resolved.



Billing issues

Billing issues do happen always and everywhere including Wealthy Affiliate and before we come to the right conclusion we must do some investigation. There are two types of membership at WA, free (7 day free access) and premium ($19 first month and then $47 per month or $359 per year, i.e. $29 per month).

WA was founded in 2005 and for 10 years of having been online they had only 2 billing complaints. It’s a ridiculously small amount compared to many other similar programs (major players) in the make money industry. FYI there are currently 315,427 members within WA and this number is still growing.

According to the terms of service that all WA members accept upon joining, billing is recurring on a monthly basis and you are in full control of your membership. You as a premium (paying member) can cancel your membership at any time through your account settings.

If you aren’t computer savvy and can’t cancel it you can always write to Kyle or Carson and they will be happy to help you.

From my personal experience and contact with Kyle I know that he is very generous and polite man. My main business is actually writing reviews about MMO products that are mostly scams and then pointing people in the right direction, i.e. send them to Wealthy Affiliate because it’s highly reputable and legit program that has helped thousands of people build a successful online business and quit their job.

I owe to WA for having my site up and running and making me money. One of my referrals that joined Wealthy Affiliate through my site once asked Kyle for refund after the payment has been done and Kyle refunded his payment.

Here is a proof




Anyway, you are free to cancel your membership at any time and I believe even if you forget to cancel it for some reason Kyle will stop billing your account if you ask him.


If it was bad I wouldn’t recommend it

In fact Wealthy Affiliate allows folks to try their service for free so they can make an informed decision while they are free members.

The fact is that there are tons of positive reviews about Wealthy Affiliate on the internet and I’ve been a premium member of this awesome community for almost 2 years now and if it was bad I would never recommend it to anyone, not mention stay in the community.

As I said above, there is no perfect company in the world and there will always be some that are not happy but the fact is that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best programs that I know and can vouch for it.

When writing this review I searched for Wealthy Affiliate in Google and found a very long thread at and spent some time reading what other people were saying about Wealthy Affiliate and all I can say is that WA is NOT A SCAM.

To prove that I’m honest with you here is a direct link to Wealthy Affiliate where you can read real testimonials left by real WA members in response to Kyle’s request to leave honest reviews. I think it’s the best proof that overwhelming majority of WA members are happy Wealthy Affiliate.


The question now is: Are people really that happy with Wealthy Affiliate and does Wealthy Affiliate provide folks with all they need to become successful online? And finally what makes Wealthy Affiliate different from many other programs out there?


You need a few things to be successful online:


You need a top-notch training on how to make money online that is easy to follow, grasp and then apply the knowledge in practice. Does WA provide this type of training? Yes, the training is really very good, in-depth and in fact it’s a step-by-step course.

It includes both text tutorials and video lessons, certification course – 50 lessons and affiliate bootcamp – 70 lessons. After creating your free account you will get access to 10 lessons absolutely for free. It may sound too good to be true but it’s true.

You will also learn how to build a business based on your passion. You will get access to a website builder and a keyword research tool and you will be explained how to use them properly to start making money from your website. If you need assistance you’ll get it and you will never be alone once you are inside Wealthy Affiliate.



You need supreme, 24/7 support, to be able to ask as many questions as you may need and get answers to your questions because when you’re starting online you’re going to have many questions and if you don’t get timely support you will get stuck at some point.

Most people fail online because most programs provide a decent training and then leave people alone in the darkness without offering any support.

Fortunately, Wealthy Affiliate offers various ways to ask a question: through posting a question inside the community, through PM (private message), live chat or finally you can contact founders of WA, Kyle and Carson.

They are available via live chat almost every day and always reply to private messages. This fact alone makes Wealthy Affiliate different from many other programs out there.


Real life experience

There are many successful members inside Wealthy Affiliate that are already making money and once you are inside you will be able to contact them ask their advice and benefit from their real life experience. You can also contact me or Kyle and Carson.


Kyle and Carson care about you

They are consistently working on improving WA training and the platform adding new features while membership price never increases. All this is done to help WA members achieve success faster and make the whole process easier. This is also something that makes Wealthy Affiliate different from many other programs out there.



No upsells

Another thing that makes Wealthy Affiliate different from many other programs out there is that once you are inside you will get access to EVERYTHING. There are no more annoying upsells that you have probably seen in other programs.


Summary of what you will get inside Wealthy Affiliate

Once you have your site up and running and learn how to drive a free traffic to your site you will start making money each time any of your visitors clicks on the ads and links you will have on your site by that time. It’s that simple.


Why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate

There are many programs in the make money industry and one that I recommend is one of the best programs out there. Remember that all programs in this industry teach people the same thing:

  • Choose your interest
  • Build your website
  • Attract visitors
  • Earn revenue

The whole make money industry is based on this simple formula.



If you want to quit your daily 9–5 job some day you should start taking action today or otherwise it will never happen. I recommend you to click on the green button below and start going through the first free 10 lessons crafted for people like you that have no any experience in making money online.

This green button that you will see inside Wealthy Affiliate has changed lives of many people including me. Now it’s your turn. Please don’t take my words as a guarantee of earnings.



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My name is Rufat. I'm the founder of Your Income Advisor. My goal is to help others succeed online, by exposing scams and reviewing top rated products. I can help you start your own business online

Comments (36)

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  1. Andrew says:

    Hi there! I have been a member of the Wealthy Affiliate community for several months now and I for one think it’s amazing in comparison to the alternatives.

    I think the complaint example that you show here, just proves what Wealthy Affiliate is all about and that they won’t tolerate the normal spammy behavior that you find all too often on other websites. If you spam, cause problems or are abusive on Wealthy Affiliate then you will lose your right to write and that’s the way it should be in my opinion.

    There will always be those people that think that they can beat the system, but Wealthy Affiliate proves time and time again that they stand for high quality training and will only allow a high quality community to contribute to their site. This is quite clear to see, even within the free membership.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you for the comment Andrew. I’ve e member of WA for 3 years now and totally agree with your comment. The best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that the owners of the program, i.e. Kyle and Carson allow only high quality community which is very important to the overall success of the whole community. Like I said, the only complaint can be that WA doesn’t guarantee success to anyone which is completely ethical. But they provide you with everything you need to achieve success online. They can’t help anyone not willing to work hard or who has lack of patience.

  2. Matthew says:

    Cracking website and review. I totally agree with everything you have said and I am so glad you are putting peoples worries to rest.
    Wealthy affiliate is one of the greatest websites for achieving financial freedom and gives you the confidence to follow your dreams. It is a fantastic community AND i am so glad i am part of it.

    Keep spreading the positive word well done!

    • Rufat says:

      Glad you found this community and I’m too very happy to be part of this fantastic community. And it becomes even more fantastic when you come closer to your success. Once this has happened you start to feel the power of this community.

  3. Steve says:

    I have just joined WA and I have to say I have not had reason to complain. However it is good that you have looked into the reasons why some people may have a reason for complaint, as you say “nothing is perfect”
    You make some great points, especially the write access complaints and the fact that the billing complaints are at an incredible minimum.
    Good post!!

    • Rufat says:

      Yes, nothing is perfect in this world, but Wealthy Affiliate is really one of the best programs out there and there are really very few complaints inside and outside the community. So far it’s the best program I’ve ever come across.

  4. Stanley says:

    Fully agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the online platform that bloggers or any person into online biz should consider. Been a premium member for 3 months and there was a small hiccup recently related to server resetting issue. Both Kyle and Carson stood up and willing to ack that there was minor issue without covering it up. To me, that is honesty and high integrity as they never run away from the problems. When problems arise, many will deny but not the genuine ones. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of them to work and solve any issues for us. Thanks for sharing this article.

    • Rufat says:

      I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best platforms caring about its members and in fact, support and care is the most important factor of being successful online. The number of complaints is almost close to zero inside Wealthy Affiliate and from my experience with this program I can say that I’m very happy with the quality of their support and training.

  5. Marcus says:

    It makes sense to revoke write access for troublemakers. That way, they can still use the training if they want to, they just can’t communicate with other members. I think this is a necessary step for some people. There will always be some people who will join a community and try to abuse it. But there is also a grey area where some people are not actually abusing the system as such, but they do tend to cause trouble or offend people. Of course, each situation must be assessed individually, but if someone has clearly bee overstepping the line then such action is necessary for the benefit of the community as a whole.

    • Rufat says:

      I have to admit that you are right Marcus. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate I came across such troublemakers a few times and I think this is a fair step in order to stop them. I agree that every situation must be assesses individually, but it’s not always applicable unfortunately. Anyway such troublemakers are everywhere, but fortunately, they are very few and can be stopped immediately inside Wealthy Affiliate. I think this is nothing compared to a great experience we have inside Wealthy Affiliate and a few troublemakers can’t make a bad impression of the program.

  6. Chax says:

    Hey Rufat,

    I have seen this kind of a review about WA for the first time where there are some negatives also coming out and the final verdict also has been laid out pretty clearly about the legitimacy of the platform. What do you think is the best part of being in the WA platform and something that you would want to be changed here?


    • Rufat says:

      I think the best part of Wealthy Affiliate is their up to date training which is very important for your online business. I have seen many legit programs whose training is not up to date and they even teach some methods that can destroy your entire business if applied. As for something that I want to be changed I think it’s an email marketing which is very important for a business owner. I hope Kyle and Carson will update this part of the training.

  7. Chris says:

    It doesn’t really matter how effective an earning ( or in this casing learning ) platform is you will always find a few complaints online. It’s human nature I’m afraid – people see the bright lights of a landing page and expect to make money within a month ( which rarely happens in internet marketing circles! ). Great article – interesting stats

    • Rufat says:

      I agree that even if a program is perfect there is always someone who is happy and it’s really hard or almost impossible to please everyone. As I know, refunds/Chargebacks are far less than 1% overall at Wealthy Affiliate and it’s because Kyle and Carson feel responsible and never promise quick money to anyone. They provide a top-notch training and support and the rest depends on you. I’ve been a member of WA for two years now and have never seen any serious issues in the community.

  8. rule2020 says:

    Hi Rufat,

    Very good review of Wealthy Affiliate. You have clearly explained things from both sides of the coin.

    Discussing about complaints and refunds is a very good idea and it successfully described Wealthy Affiliate from a different perspective.

    People need to know the Pros and Cons in order for them to make the right decision.

    • Rufat says:

      Yes, I decided to do so to allow people know what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. Because when you say that the program is a super program and has no any problems most people tend to be a bit skeptical. I think the way I explained it will be much easier for folks to make a decision because they will know exactly what Wealthy Affiliate is, what to expect from it and how to deal with it. I hope this review will make many things clear and people will be able to make an informed decision.

  9. TheDopestMatrix says:

    I’ve never had any complaints, unless I wanted to say “I wish it was a bit easier”. LOL no really, this can be tough work sometimes, but that’s the reality of it, and that’s kind of what re assures me what I’m doing is right because I know im doing the things real online marketers do, not just someone who started some program.

    Thanks for sharing, will show a few people who are on the verge.

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Matt for your great comment. Really appreciate it. We all wish it was easier but there is no way because this is our reality. Easy money doesn’t exist. This is a big misconception many people still believe in. I don’t have any complaints too though I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now and I know many other people who have been members for over 5 years and none of them have had any complaints so far. I like as you mention that it reassures you because you know that you are on the right way and you are doing things real online marketers do. This fact alone is enough to join Wealthy Affiliate because they teach you real things, legit methods to make money and in fact most successful bloggers that I know who are making serious money apply the same methods that Wealthy Affiliate teaches us. Yes it’s not easy, but this is how money can be made and there is no easy way. There can be only one serious complaint against WA which is against yourself. If you are lazy this place is not for you.

  10. Luke says:

    It’s good that you decided to mention some negative reviews of WA. I read all of them before and I was wondering whether they were true or not.

    I once read about a guy who complained that WA didn’t pay him the commission for the previous month, because – as far as I remember – he canceled his membership the next month … or something like that

    Anyways, you wrote a WA review from a different angle and I like that.

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Luke, It’s not that I wanted to show negative aspects of the program. It’s more about being realistic and honest. I’m sorry but I’m not sure if your information is 100% accurate because I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years now and I’m sure things like that can’t happen within WA. I know other members who have been members for many years and have never had any issues with commission payments. My experience with Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely positive and so far I haven’t had any issues.

  11. FreestyleSnowboarder says:

    So happy I came across this link. I come to your site often to avoid money making scams.

    I am looking to monetize my traffic and often feel that some programs are scams, but I’ve never seen someone openly screenshot the amount of complaints that the program has got, especially over all the years running.

    I love the transparent and refreshing approach you have adopted here and I look forward to trying this out!! :)

    • Rufat says:

      Yes, I’m transparent because I know that the program, i.e. Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely legit and there were very few complaints over the past 10 years and all of them were resolved. I just wanted folks to know all the truth so they can see it from inside and make sure that the program is really good and there is no a perfect program out there. If someone is looking for a perfect program they will never find one to join. Glad you found my resource helpful and thank you for visiting my site.

  12. Jovo says:

    This is Wealthy Affiliate review from a totally different perspective. Very interesting approach: complaints about Wealthy Affiliate. So the number which you give is indeed ridiculously small in view of tens of thousands of people present there at any moment.

    Bad to read that your referral requested refund, I can imagine it was not pleasant to experience this.

    Support: indeed a great feature at WA and you rightly point this out, nothing can pay such an amount of help we receive. I am speaking as an insider, I have built two sites at Wealthy Affiliate, and without the help of others I would not be able to do anything.

    Very nice text Rufat, and an original approach, it is refreshing to read such a review about WA. Many thanks.

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Jovo, I’m happy you like my review. Yes, I wanted to write my review from a different perspective so let people know all the truth about Wealthy Affiliate because I think when you say only good things about a company it may look unnatural. Wealthy Affiliate is not perfect and it can’t be but it’s one of the best programs available on the web. Complaints do happen because there is always someone who wants to complain of everything instead of blaming themselves. In fact, Wealthy Affiliate has a very good reputation and it’s been proven through years. Kyle and Carson are always available and don’t hide behind the scenes. Support is of course the major plus of this program and that’s why we all prefer it over any other program. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your honest comment.

  13. Kevin says:

    Hi Rufat,

    I really liked your review of Wealthy Affiliate and I’m glad that you were up front and pointed out that there are no perfect programs. I also agree that there are those that just like to complain, or will complain even if they were the root cause for any issues that they encounter. With that said, I have been with WA for about 7 months and I’m amazed at the amount of knowledge that I’ve been able to accumulate. I really believe that they offer the most complete package that’s available for new or experienced internet marketers.


    • Rufat says:

      I’m glad you like my review Kevin. Yes, this is exactly what I wanted to let my readers know about. There are no perfect programs out there and I also agree that there is always someone who complains of everything they come across. Few complaints is ok and it’s very normal and if those few complaints are resolved then I see no problem at all. In case with Wealthy Affiliate there were a few complaints over the course of 10 years and all of them have been resolved. Anyway, this company is the absolute winner and compared to other programs it’s considered as a reputable one. Like you I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for almost 2 years and I’ve never had any complaint or any sort of issue. Kyle and Carson are very polite guys and always open and ready to help with anything that may be uncomfortable for you. I think it’s the best option for both newbies and experienced people.

  14. Marcel says:


    You give a lucid and solid based introduction to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
    Your honesty and direct approach is what got my attention.
    Your frank approach to negative comments and even sometimes complaints addressed at W.A
    Reveal that this platform is well appreciated by the majority of people that have ever tried this system.
    Thank you for this elucidation of the WA community.

    Best Marcel.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Marcel for your great comment! I’m really glad that you appreciate my being honest with my readers. I think if you always write only positive things about any company it may look a bit annoying and untrustworthy because there is no perfect program/company in the world. I decided to write this article because I came across a similar article in Google and decided to write from a different angle and to give more facts about Wealthy Affiliate. I think it will allow people to have a better understanding of what Wealthy Affiliate is all about and know about all negative aspects before they make their decision. It’s always good to know all the truth before than after. I agree that the overwhelming majority of Wealthy Affiliate members including myself are very happy with the program and it’s really a winner among other programs when it comes to complaints and negative issues.

  15. Sarah says:

    I’ve been a member of WA for just 8 months and feel that it is completely NOT a scam. You know a scam almost immediately, or at least within a month of hard work with it. People are just so eager to complain about things, it makes the world such a negative place. I’ve had to deal with a disgruntled customer through the BBB and it’s truly a process that just isn’t worth the time and effort and makes no difference. There’s ALWAYS someone that is going to be upset, no matter what we do in life. That’s why we have to weigh the scale on the positive experiences people DO have. Thanks for this Rufat. I never even thought about looking for negative reviews of WA because I haven’t had any bad experiences here myself. But it’s nice to have the positive reinforcement now.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you for your comment Sarah. It’s good that your experience with Wealthy Affiliate is completely positive which proves again that the program I’m talking about is not a scam. Of course there is no a perfect program and there is always a room for improvements even if a program is good as it’s with Wealthy Affiliate. Just I decided to write from this angle to let people know all the truth about this community because when you tell only good things some people may think that it’s too good to be true. But I agree with you that there is always someone to complain about something and it’s very normal. The bad thing is when there are many complaints and the are not solved. Few complaints is ok. If someone is looking for a perfect program then I can say that they will not find such a program. Having the right mindset is what most people need. I’ve been a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now I have never had any serious issues and my overall experience is very positive so far.

  16. Tasos Perte Tzortzis says:

    Hello Rufat , long time no see , how are you?…I have a similar section dedicated to Wealthy Affiliate complaints inside my WA review.But it is covering other aspects of WA..

    I liked your post.Sure , when 315000 members have already joined WA there will be complaints and problems , but that are only a few.I know that Kyle and Carson are both decent businessmen and they are refunding bills , I ve heard from other people as well.

    The BBB complaints are only a handful so that means a great success for such a huge network for so many years counting on.I am only 6 months or so with WA but I never was pushed to buy anything and I had no problem with anyone whatsoever.Only from time to time there are spammers that join in order to advertise their websites in a bad manner.But the admins make a good work in eliminating such behaviours.


    • Rufat says:

      Yes, Tasos, I agree that Kyle and Carson are very polite and treat everyone equally. Recently one of my referrals asked for refund, two times! and Carson refunded and you know what he (Carson) told me? He told if someone doesn’t want to be a part of Wealthy Affiliate they are free to leave it at any time. Great answer! And as you can see from my review those complaints are very few and all have been resolved. Wealthy Affiliate is really different from many other communities and programs out there. You will never see any upsells or promotions within the community and the majority of WA members are absolutely happy with the overall quality of the program and support.

  17. Saiful says:

    That is very nice to know if previous members have any problem with Wealthy Affiliates.
    As current member, I simply satisfied with my journey so far since 2 months with WA, because for the last 5 years searching in the dark for legitimate way to build my online business I can learn in just 2 months with WA.
    Overall I think at least need 3 months before see any result.
    Good day Rufat.

    • Rufat says:

      Saiful, I decided to write my unique review to help people know all the truth about Wealthy Affiliate because I don’t want to hide any information and make it look like a perfect program. There are no perfect programs in the world and Wealthy Affiliate is not an exception. But Wealthy Affiliate is really one of the best programs available on the internet and it’s really different from many other programs out there. It’s a fact and a very strong argument in favor of Wealthy Affiliate that for 10 years of having been online they have very few complaints and all of them were resolved. I have been a member of it since 2013, almost 2 years now and to be honest, so far I have nothing to complain about. Training is excellent, tools are awesome, support is very good, hosting is excellent, I haven’t had down times for my website till now. As I can see, you have the right mindset to allow a few months to start seeing the first results. But it really depends on how hard you work on your site, how strictly you follow the training and how active you are within the community. I wish you all the best with your journey inside Wealthy Affiliate.

  18. Ken says:

    Hi Rufat,

    First off, i really like the simplistic nature of your website; very appealing.

    Its rare to find articles relating to Wealthy Affiliate that have your point of view. I mean, in any or most organizations (even the best performing) there are always complaints that arise; some are genuine, some, not so much.

    However, for Wealthy Affiliate, speaking as a member, there is hardly anything to complain about. If there is, the CEOs are there to sort you out. Not their secretaries or some representative; but they themselves. A major morale booster for anyone considering to join.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Ken for your comment and thank you for your kind words. Yes, I have different reviews on Wealthy Affiliate though they all are positive. Since there are no perfect companies in the world WA can’t be perfect too but it’s a fact that this program is really one of the best and reputable programs out there whose legitimacy has been proven through years. First off we must remember that it’s humans that stand behind any company and humans tend to always make a mistake. That’s why complaints are very normal and I would even say that lack of complaints may look unnatural because like you say there must always be some complaints even about the best performing companies. It’s good to know that have nothing to complain about and to be honest, like you, I have nothing to complain about either. I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now and I’m very happy with the overall quality of the program and their supreme support. And I agree that the best part of this awesome program is that the founders, Kyle and Carson are active part of the community and this really makes Wealthy Affiliate different from many other programs out there. And of course it’s one of the major reasons that many folks join this program.

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