STOP Wasting Time And Money On Worthless ProductsAnd Start Earning A Real Income With The ONE ProgramThat Turned Me Into A Full Time Online Earner


Hi, my name is Marcus and I am the founder of Work From Home Watchdog.

That’s me with my two children – along with Alfie our fluffy Maltese pup! I created workfromhomewatchdog.com back in 2010 because of my own negative experiences online. Yes, I have been a victim too…MANY times.

Since setting up this website, I’ve reviewed 100’s of work from home products and exposed many scams in the process. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to help my readers avoid all the trash out there and give them ideas for a more positive way forward.

And make no mistake…the work from home industry is FULL of scam products – and I’ve seen and reviewed most of them.

The truth is, people will continue to fall for all of those ‘push button money-making’ programs because they promise so much. In reality, the only people getting rich quick from them are the people selling the products to you.

Since 2010 I have also received 1000’s of comments and emails from people looking for a genuine way to earn an income online. My mantra has always been to only recommend something IF it has worked for me, rather than suggesting an expensive product that I have never tried. (Some websites do this to make easy sales!)


My story is simple: I left school with poor qualifications and as a result I had many low paid jobs in the real world. I turned to the Internet to provide a better and more secure life for my family. Like many people, I got scammed out of $1000’s. I was at the point of giving up when I discovered a legitimate way to work from home, allowing me to kiss goodbye to my boss and the 9-5.


So today I would like to introduce you to Wealthy Affiliate – the ONLY program that showed me how to become my own boss…a program that I have now been a part of for 10 years. When I first discovered Wealthy Affiliate it stood out because there was no mention of fast cash, private yachts, Lamborghini’s on the drive or the millionaire lifestyle.

In fact, Wealthy Affiliate’s promise back then was (and still is) very straightforward…

To teach ANYONE step-by-step how to create a simple and successful online business. No crazy promises, magic pills or secrets only know about by an elite few. Wealthy Affiliate’s promise is to show you a simple and legitimate way to create a consistent online income.

217,500New online businesses started at Wealthy Affiliate in 2015 by people with little or no previous experience.

In this review I will explain exactly how Wealthy Affiliate works and why, after 11 years of helping ordinary people to build online businesses, it is still regarded as the most complete work from home opportunity.

You will also learn how Wealthy Affiliate can save you $1000’s in unnecessary costs if you are looking for a genuine way to earn an income on the Internet.



Established in 2005, Wealthy Affiliate was the creation of Kyle and Carson – two online entrepreneurs from British Columbia. They had a vision to create a platform where people would have access to all the training, support, tools and resources required to create a successful online business.

Both Kyle and Carson are dedicated family men. They started out with nothing and met while creating their own individual businesses online while still at college. They know firsthand how daunting it can be to try and earn an income online. At Wealthy Affiliate they are committed to making the process easy to understand and very achievable – regardless of your age, experience and ability.


The focus of Kyle and Carson’s training at Wealthy Affiliate is to teach you how to build an affiliate marketing business. If you’ve never heard of affiliate marketing, it’s actually one of the most straightforward ways to make money online.

In a nutshell, an affiliate marketer is someone who connects a person searching the Internet, with a product, service or information that would answer the searchers query. When the searcher clicks on a recommendation made by the affiliate and takes a specific action (fills out a form/survey or makes a purchase), the affiliate earns a commission payment. It’s that simple.

This process requires the affiliate to have a simple little website. If you’ve never created a website before then do not fear because later in this review I will show you how to build one in less than 2 minutes.

So let’s look at one example of how the affiliate process works. In doing so I’m going to share a real life problem that I need to resolve. Little Alfie, our Maltese puppy pictured at the top of this review, is a brilliant and loving addition to our home. BUT boy…he is so snappy and yappy! A knock at the door and Alfie terrifies everyone within 100 yards. Take him out for a walk and he will square up to the biggest of dogs no matter how calm they might be!

So I turn to Google for some help…


I look through a few of the results and come across a website that offers a number of valuable tips. It also mentions a dog training program that offers help in much greater detail. I’ve added a red arrow in the image below to highlight the link.


The product recommended right here is a series of online videos that will help me to get Alfie’s barking issues under control. It will also help with a number of other issues associated with lap dogs. It’s a perfect fit and it will cost me considerably less than paying for dog behavior training in my local area. The videos are also delivered immediately online so I can start the training right away.

This creates a win/win situation

The website above where I found the link to the training videos not only helped me to solve my problem with Alfie, it’s also an affiliate marketers website. When I purchase the videos the affiliate will instantly earn a commission from the product owner for guiding me to their product (the solution to my problem).

How much will the affiliate earn?

This particular product pays 70% commission. Average affiliate earnings for this product are $73 per sale.

The ‘AHA!’ moment…

The Internet is available all day, every day. According to Google, 3.5 billion searches are made within any 24 hour period. With that in mind, it’s very likely the affiliate website above is earning more than one commission per day. So maybe consider this fact…

Earning just 2 commissions a day for recommending this ONE product on their website will earn the affiliate…$53,290 per year.

An affiliate marketing business makes sense because…

  • You can run an affiliate marketing business part time, full time or in your spare time – from anywhere in the world
  • You don’t need to be sat in front of your computer all day to run your affiliate business
  • Affiliates are welcomed by just about every global business with an online presence
  • Big companies such as Amazon, Apple, Walmart and Sony all allow affiliates to promote their products
  • Affiliates hold no stock. Dispatch and shipping of goods is handled entirely by the product/service owner
  • No communication with the person making the purchase is required. Again, this is handled by the product owner
  • Both physical and digital (online) products are equally easy to recommend and earn commissions from
  • Commission payments for digital products are generally between 50% – 90% of the product price
  • Affiliate marketing is a 24/7 – 365 business model. Commissions are earned at any time, night or day


Affiliate marketing is actively happening across the Internet within every imaginable industry. But of course…not all affiliate marketers get the process right and many will fall flat on their faces without earning a penny.

One of the reasons why I have been at Wealthy Affiliate for so many years is because of the basic set of rules and ethics that Kyle & Carson teach you to apply to your website and online business. This point alone significantly increases the potential for a consistent and stable income.


waLet’s take a minute to consider the costs associated with building and running an online business. While these costs are considerably less than an offline business, you could easily end up paying a LOT more than necessary if you are not careful.

This industry is unfortunately one where people get exploited into thinking they MUST spend big to become successful. Maybe you’ve fallen victim to this yourself.

Before you know it, a guide on making money can quickly turn into a number of additional purchases that you were not expecting and probably cannot afford. Not only that but there are no guarantees of success or experts on hand to help.

The Wealthy Affiliate approach is to address specific key areas that contribute the most to the rise and fall of an online business.

Click on the tabs below to see how Wealthy Affiliate helps:

  • training
  • tools
  • support

The training at Wealthy Affiliate is designed to take you from affiliate marketing newbie through to knowledgable and successful affiliate – regardless of your age or ability. The training includes:

  • ​10 lesson ‘Getting Started’ introduction training – perfect for complete newbies
  • Online Entrepreneur Certification Course – task-driven and step by step training
  • Over 500 written and video tutorials covering every affiliate marketing topic
  • Dedicated training classrooms for specific help and training
  • Weekly LIVE and interactive training sessions

Affiliate marketers need a number of tools to develop, build and maintain their online businesses. At Wealthy Affiliate you are completely covered with cutting edge tools and technology that ensure your online business is built on a solid foundation:

  • In-house keyword research tool drawing data directly from Google
  • Free in-house rapid website builder
  • Completely free websites, including free domain names
  • Free website hosting for up to 50 websites (websites can also be transferred in)
  • State of the art security package for all hosted websites
  • In-house domain registrar service

Wealthy Affiliate is famous for its levels of support, and it highlights a rather obvious point that having timely help on hand is key in helping people to become successful online. Including:

  • Instant LIVE support available on your Wealthy Affiliate dashboard
  • Private 1-1 coaching and support
  • Dedicated technical support network for website and hosting
  • Talk directly with Kyle and Carson (WA co-owners)
  • Q&A sessions available within every training module and lesson
  • LIVE help available 24/7 – 365 days of the year


All of the structured training ultimately guides you to follow a tried and tested Wealthy Affiliate formula:



The first step is to choose something that interests you. Technically referred to as a niche, this can be a hobby, topic or just something that you have a great interest in. Your niche idea will form the basis of your website and online business at Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have a specific niche idea then you will hit the ground running at Wealthy Affiliate. A few examples of specific ideas would be…abstract photography, 90’s retro gaming, keeping fit for the over 40’s, lactose intolerance diet recipes and cross stitch kits and patterns.

If you don’t have a specific idea then the Wealthy Affiliate training will help you to take a broader niche idea and drill it down to a more specific niche topic. Examples of broader niche ideas include: Anime, fitness, diet, photography, sports, tattoos, college, dating etc.

Even if you really cannot come up with a niche idea…Wealthy Affiliate will give you a custom niche to use as the focal point of your website and online business.


Building a website is the one thing that scares people more than anything else…especially if they have no idea how to do it. Earlier I mentioned I would show you how quick and easy it is to build a website at Wealthy Affiliate. Click play on the video below and I will show you how a website can be built in under a couple of minutes at Wealthy Affiliate.


==> Have a niche idea already? Let’s start building your website!

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  • Awesome review!

    Can I do the WA thing from my ipad and iphone? I spend more time on these than a computer. Would like to know.


    • Thank you Tia :)

      Yes you can. WA is optimized to run on all mobile devices so if that’s your preference, you are good to go.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Hello Marcus.

    I enjoyed this review so much – thank you.

    I have a question: I am based in the UK and wanted to know if affiliate marketing is effective here compared with the US? I can tell you are from the UK as well so I wondered if you could clarify this if you don’t mind.

    I will still be trying WA as a starter member on the back of your review and I look forward to chatting more with you.

    • You are welcome Anna!

      Good question about being an affiliate from the UK. It really doesn’t matter where you are located because your website and affiliate business will naturally be available in just about every country around the world. In my experience, despite being based in the UK, all of my businesses have attracted visitors mostly from the US, Europe and Australia.

      So yes, it is as effective from the UK as actually being in the US.

      I hope this helps and let’s catch up inside WA!

      All the best,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • I don’t normally like long reviews but this one is like WHOOOAH!! lol

    A COMPLETE overview and it’s something that I have been searching for cos I haven’t found a WA review that’s not a bit…MEH.

    Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the review Marcos and email tips, specially the one about earning extra cash for not much effort ;)

    Hope to see me one the inside? You WILL see me and soon!


    • Ha ha Josh! Thanks for the positive vibes my friend. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Pleased you also enjoy the emails and tips. Will be seeing you inside WA :)

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Enjoyed this review a great deal, Marcus.

    I’m going to give Wealthy Affiliate a try although I don’t yet have a niche idea in mind. Hoping you and/or Wealthy Affiliate can help me to start earning online.


    • Hi Simon,

      Yeah, no problem. WA is overflowing with support angles so you will not have any problem with getting up and running with a niche and your online business. I am also available to help on a daily basis at WA, and joining via one of the links above will ensure that you are connected to me. You’ll see what I mean as soon as you join…you’ll have instant access to help from me :)

      See you on the inside, Simon!

      Marcus – WFHW