STOP Wasting Time And Money On Worthless Products
And Start Earning A Real Income With The ONE Program
That 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.

217,500 New 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

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.



With your website set up and ready to go, the next step is to learn how to attract visitors who share an interest in your niche. One example of how Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to do this is to rank your website high in the results on search engines like Google.

Let’s look at my search earlier for help with Alfie’s barking. When pages on a website are related to the words people use to search Google, the website will appear higher in the search results attracting more visitors and clicks – just like the website that I found earlier.

Using the in-house keyword tool at Wealthy Affiliate, I can easily see how many searches are made each month for search terms on any topic.


In the example above I can see that 9496 searches were made last month for “dog obedience training”. If a page on a website focused on that search term and ranked on the first page of Google results, it will likely get 1615 visitors (traffic)…from just one search term. This is just one example of how the tools at Wealthy Affiliate can quickly help you to spot opportunities and develop your online business.


Let’s use the example above and put things into perspective because it’s VERY powerful information.

Imagine having those 1615 people mentioned above visiting a page on YOUR website each month where you recommend a problem-solving product that earns you $73 per sale.

Better still…imagine having 5 pages on your website about 5 different search terms, with each page bringing 1600 visitors per month (8000 in total) to your $73 recommendation?

This is not an attempt to make something sound better than it is. This is quite simply the reality of affiliate marketing. Regardless of your interests, Wealthy Affiliate will show you how to profit from making related recommendations on your website.

Click here to start the 4 step affiliate process at Wealthy Affiliate!


This comes down to you, your desires and expectations of an online business.

VegasMy choice was to create a full time online career, or one that would allow me to quit my job. I wanted to take control of my own life and destiny, rather than answering to my boss everyday at the 9-5.

My online business has allowed me to do many things that I could never have imagined possible. I’ve traveled the world and seen some incredible things like trekking through the deepest, darkest southern Thailand jungle, through to learning that actually…Vegas really doesn’t EVER sleep! lol

But most of all…I have provided my family with a much more secure life and future.

The last 10 years at Wealthy Affiliate has also taught me that not everyone has the same dreams and goals. Here are a few reasons why others have built an online business at Wealthy Affiliate:

  • To clear debts
  • Pay household bills on time
  • Earn extra cash for holidays and Christmas
  • Supplement a current income
  • Ease the financial pressure on a partner who already works
  • Reduce any concerns about losing a job
  • Top up a retirement income

The beauty of Wealthy Affiliate is that you get to choose how much time you commit to your online business. Evenings after work, on your day off, at the weekend or as often as possible. The choice is entirely yours.


Having read all the way down to this part of my Wealthy Affiliate review, I’m sure you want to know how much it costs to join Wealthy Affiliate.Wealthy-Affiliate-WFHW1-1

First of all I have to mention again that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the most trusted and proven affiliate marketing communities on the Internet. Its history speaks for itself.

If you were to try and create an affiliate marketing business outside of Wealthy Affiliate, the individual elements like training modules, free websites, hosting and tools alone would cost you well over $1000 per year/$85 per month. Some programs even charge a lot more for a LOT less.

A Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate gives you full access to over 500 training lessons, LIVE video training, 24/7 support, 1-1 coaching, cutting edge tools, FREE hosting and up to 50 websites for only $47 per month.



Not everyone can afford to pay $47 per month without knowing if it is going to be money well spent. I understand that and so do Kyle and Carson.

So if you would like to try your hand at Wealthy Affiliate then you can join as a Starter Member, completely FREE of charge, for 7 full days.

A Starter Membership allows you to test drive the Wealthy Affiliate community and gives you full access to the ‘Getting Started’ training, the Premium set of tools and resources plus LIVE support 24/7. This means that you can choose your niche, build up to 2 websites and get your online business off the ground. Ultimately you get to decide if Wealthy Affiliate is right for you…with NO risk. If after 7 days you decide against becoming a Premium member, there is absolutely no problem, ZERO COST and you will still have access to your Starter account (FREE forever).

No credit card or bank details are required to become a Starter Member…you only need to enter your name, email and a password.


As one of Wealthy Affiliates longest standing members, Kyle and Carson have given me permission to offer you a special deal IF (and only if) you decide to upgrade to the Premium Membership after your 7 days as a Starter Member.

This would typically cost $47, but by joining Wealthy Affiliate through my website you will automatically get a 59% discount on your first Premium month. This all means that IF you do decide to upgrade after your first 7 days…your first Premium month will only cost you $19.


To get rolling as a Starter Member at Wealthy Affiliate, you simply need to click on the big green button above. When you do you will be taken to the following page at Wealthy Affiliate. All you have to do is fill out the part highlighted by the red arrows and you will be in!



I know exactly how daunting it can be to try and build an online business when you have very little experience. That’s why having someone on hand made a BIG difference to me when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate.

By joining Wealthy Affiliate through my website, you and I will remain connected inside WA meaning you can call on me whenever you need a helping hand – just like the person in the image below. During the last 10 years at Wealthy Affiliate I have not only created my own success, I have helped others to do exactly the same. I enjoy it because…I know what it feels like to be in need of an extra income.


 In fact, when you create your Starter account I will be one of the first people you hear from. It will be in the form of a quick welcome message where I will give you a few pointers to get you up and running ASAP. I will also give you details of some very cool bonuses that I have put together for you!


Affiliate marketing is NOT an opportunity that will guarantee success without a well-thought-out gameplan. That is why so many wannabe affiliates fail. At Wealthy Affiliate you get a blueprint that has been creating success stories since 2005. You also get everything that you need to ensure that your online business stands the test of time and continues to generate you an income online.

If you are serious about finding a genuine way to work online from home, there is quite simply no other program out there that compares to Wealthy Affiliate and the huge potential it has to offer.

I hope to see you on the inside!

If you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate then leave a comment below and I will be happy to answer them for you!




Leave a Reply to Marcus X


  • 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