Wealthy affiliate (WA) is an online university that started in 2005 by Kyle and Carson to provide members with a wealth of resources to help them build a successful online business.
It is definitely one of the most reliable programs for those who are quite new to the area of niche marketing, online marketing, online businesses, and the like.
I have been part of the WA community for a while now and have found their training and resources very valuable and fundamental for helping me start my own online business.
Have a read of my personal review of Wealthy Affiliate HERE!
Wealthy Affiliate Complaints
Wealthy affiliate complaints are minimal. According to the BBB Business Review of Wealthy Affiliate, they have received a B+ rating on a scale from A to F. This is a pretty good track record. Within the last 3 years, they have only received 6 complaints against the business.
Of those 6 Wealthy Affiliate complaints, 3 of the complaints were resolved and the complainant was satisfied. While BBB did not receive a response for the other 3 issues. The main complaints were about losing write privileges and billing issues. These, however, are not such a big deal as I will explain below.
Complaint #1: Losing Write Privileges
This is one of the most common complaints about WA, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing either. When a person signs up for a Starter membership (free account), they get a taste of what WA has to offer for 7 days.
You can learn a lot within 7 days!
You can access some of the best tools, support, online courses, and communicate within the WA community.
But after the 7 day period is over, those who decide to stay on as a starter member can still get access to the WA platform, but their ‘write access’ has been taken away. I believe this is fair though.
If people don’t want to pay for good quality services and expect to get more from paying nothing, then they are not going to get very far.
What you pay for is what you get! If you want ‘quality’, you must pay for it! This principle applies for most things in life too, not just business.
Those who upgrade to become Premium WA members after the 7 day trial have access to much much more valuable tools and resources to help them create a successful online business.
Most people who are serious about building their online business would choose to upgrade and stay as premium members.
Now let’s look at SPAM! This is another reason why ‘write privileges’ are revoked.
WA community is a promotion free community. Spam or other inappropriate activity within the WA community are not permitted. There are rules within the WA community that members are expected to follow.
If members are going to break the rules and make others within the community feel uneasy with inappropriate activity like spam, porn or obscene language, then most likely there would be complaints against those things and your write access will eventually be taken away.
Complaint #2: Billing Issues
For those who did complain about this one, they probably didn’t keep track of their own membership and when they will be billed next, or perhaps they didn’t realize how easy it is to just stop the monthly payments if they didn’t want to continue being a member anymore.
What ever the reason may be, according to the WA terms and conditions, it does state that premium members will be billed on a monthly basis (unless you are a premium yearly member) and if you wish to cancel you must do so BEFORE the next billing date.
If people are still having problems with cancelling, then contact the creators of WA, Kyle and Carson! They will fix it up!
Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most reliable and affordable online universities that I have come across that teaches people all about online businesses.
They are only 6 complaints within the last 3 years, which is awesome! These complaints are not big issues either.
So overall, I would definitely recommend people to try out their 7 days. If you don’t like it, there is no obligation to upgrade.
So go and SIGN UP NOW and let me know what you think of it by leaving me some comments below.