Hiya, folks. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate – More Harm Than Good?
Having been a member of WA who was actively trying to mentor new members I discovered that WA mentorship actually does not exist. Not one person who I asked at WA knew who their mentor was, let alone got ANY help from them.
Whenever I contacted my up line mentor the reply I always got was the standard reply as above.
Results From Personal Research
From my research asking people about their success it seems that only 5 or 6 people in any single year ever achieve what they set out to achieve – making money from WA promotions.
The average time to become successful and recover the premium fee each month is over 3 years as far as I can discern.
Misleading Sales Pitch
I think WA are extremely misleading in their sales pitched. The moment you arrive at WA they are bombarding you with UPGRADE promotions including their LIMITED time offer of $19 for the first month.
This time limited offer has no time limit – my wife is still being offered that rate after 3 years even though she gave up with WA long ago. So clearly WA promotion materials are false!!
SEO Is NOT A Child’s Game
What people don’t realise is that SEO is not a child’s game – it takes expertise and great effort to reach page one on any search keyword. The vast majority of WA members seem delighted that they’ve made page 10 or 20 as it’s the first time they get to see any results anywhere and even that after months and months of extremely hard work.
From decades of online experience I know that there are far quicker routes to making money online – eShops, for example. Yet when mentioning this on WA chat all the WA members disagreed – UNTIL I PROVED IT TO THEM LIVE IN FRONT OF THE WA CHAT – then they all fell silent because they had no answer.
I don’t ever promote WA & recommend people approach them WA with extreme caution or, as you say, if they no longer keep paying $50 or there-abouts each month – THEY WILL LOSE ALL SITES HOSTED BY WA. I’ve seen this happen time and time again and have witnessed the bitter taste this left in ex-members’ mouths.
No-One Makes Money At WA In 2 Minutes
Never has ANYONE had a money making site up and running in 2 minutes – they have an empty WordPress shell that they have to stock themselves. This can take months or years.
Summing It All Up
Overall, I personally think Wealthy Affiliate does much more harm than good. The average membership is about 3 months because that seems to be the time it takes on average for WA members and wanna-be marketers to wise up to the FACT they have been entirely MISLED by the sales process.
If this upsets anyone that’s tough – these are the FACTS Of LIFE when dealing with Wealthy Affiliate.
All the best and – (standard answer) – “Great article- you’ll be making a profit sometime next century.”