Have you heard of Wealthy Affiliate? Is it a Legitimate Site or another Scam?

@g3n3j0rd (721)
October 11, 2008 7:28am CST
I am contemplating of joining Wealthy Affiliate (WA) but the cost is $29.99 per month. I've researched (and still is) and it seems to be a legitimate site and I can't find negative write ups on it so far. I'm not sure how they work and if they pay you or do you get paid by different companies/websites you become affiliate as result of joining WA. Have you ever joined them and what are your experiences? How much have you earned? Why do you have to join WA if you can become an affiliate by joining directly the websites for free? Thanks in advance for all who are willing to share their experiences!
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• United States
11 Oct 08
I believe that any site that makes you pay anything to earn money is a scam, just because they can easily take your money and run and you'll never see it again. I mean if you want to try it out then you can I'm just saying most of the time they are scams and I know people who have gotten scam along with myself. Just be careful please.
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@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Hi, thanks for the response and for the warning! I've been scammed once or twice and that's why I'm being careful now. I'm sure there are other good sites out there and I make sure that I do my research first before I plunge in. Thanks and cheers!
• United States
13 Oct 08
no problem! :)
@Eskimo (2317)
26 Oct 08
I have a rule. Never spend any money on internet projects, wealth giving sites etc unless the money I spend has been earned on the internet, or you have plenty of money you don't need. I would say the same for Wealthy Affiliate, if you can afford to lose the money then go ahead, if you can't then don't. Websites come and vanish regularly, the good ones which remain sometimes are sold to other people who don't continue to run the site in the same way. I've lost earnings several times by sites changing terms and conditions just before I'm ready to receive payout. Remember all sites can change their terms and conditions any time they want to, (including the countries that they pay out to). I've seen that happen several times (not to me though), that payout in cash changes so that most members can only use their payout money to buy adverts.