Can I Get Refund On Wealthy Affiliate?

Edit/Update 5th June 2018

I have since started to recommend again Wealthy Affiliate as a fairly-ok-to-good platform to learn and build passive income internet businesses; they have very strong support, robust discussion/forums, strong fundamental online business training programs, and best of all, there is a free-for-life basic membership program where you can learn the basics of online business, get 2 free websites and webhosting too.

Yes, one of their strong points is that you can stay as a free basic member for life if you want to, or once you've learnt as much as you can from the basic level and want to level up, you can opt to upgrade to be a premium member at $49 per month or $359 per year (the yearly option is much cheaper).

The reason why I decided to not promote Wealthy Affiliate then was because they do not provide a refund if you pre-paid for their yearly membership; instead you have to wait out your membership – I disagree with this approach.

Another thing I disagreed on was that they also call themselves "the only online business platform you ever need", which isn't true.

However, I realize that though it wouldn't be the same commercial decision I would ever make for my businesses, but I will respect theirs. Wealthy Affiliate is good because it is an affordable way to learn how to build profitable affiliate  marketing and Amazon associate businesses in a very smooth and friendly environment.

Wealthy Affiliate monthly membership is USD 49 or yearly USD 360 per premium account, and the magic is that you can have up to 50 websites/domains (additional USD 12-14/year per domain), which allows you to try many different businesses and topics "to find which one click and stick".

The quick, short and confirmed answer is a firm no.

In January 2017, I tried to stop my Wealthy Affiliate membership but I was told in email the two reasons why they don't refund pre-paid Wealthy Affiliate premium membership

  • Reason #1: It's mentioned in the agreement

  • Reason #2: They had already paid the affiliate commission to the affiliate who referred me in

You can refer to my earlier posts on: Wealthy Affiliate Does Not Refund Prepaid Membership Amounts

My original reason for not continuing with WA was primarily because

  • I have much more results with Solo Build It (SBI) which I had been using since 2009

  • I had too many websites across Wealthy Affiliate, Solo Build It and BlueHost

...but when I was told by Wealthy Affiliate of the 2 reasons why they don't refund, I was unhappy with the philosophy.

I mean, I can definitely understand the commercial decision behind no-refunds (yet I disagree with it, because it doesn't make sense to not refund because it's a pre-paid membership - unused portions SHOULD be refundable).

The larger problem is that I philosophically disagree with Wealthy Affiliate's non-refund just because they had paid the affiliate commission to the referring affiliate.

Don't get me wrong, the person who referred me in IS super, and I have no faults - he was very professional and encouraging.

And neither do I have beef with Wealthy Affiliate as a whole - they're generally an OK company, have up-to-date internet marketing and WordPress training, have FANTASTIC support and marketing, and this is my only problem with them.

That being said, if you want to explore them, and if you don't want the lock in, then do not pre-pay your membership in advance (however, pre-paying allows you massive discounting).

Learn how to build profitable passive income websites

If you're a student, stay at home mum (SAHM), working full time or part time, or retired: you must build an online business on the side. Please don't quit your job yet, build it on the side until it's profitable enough to replace your salary, then you have more options.

It's not a luxury but truly a necessity for your future.

I've built multiple businesses (and lost multiple too) and I can tell you frankly that building a business on the internet is the cheapest/most cost-effective way to business. There are thousands of people who do so sharing on topics that they're passionate about (like how NigelChua.com shares on passive income and online business, which is my passion…for years now).

I know I am making some money online (see my income reports), and I know my financial future is getting better and better. But it is not easy, and takes a lot of time to learn and apply but I am building my passive income internet businesses that will work for me day in, day out; serving readers and customers profitably and delivering value 24/7.

To learn how I to make money online, visit my resources page to see all the tools I use actively to build money making online businesses.

Or sign up for Wealthy Affiliate free account here.

Where to next?

Head to Home Page

Start with these:

  1. Start Here
  2. FIRE Manifesto
  3. FIRE 101 and
  4. The Passive Income Lifestyle Framework.

They are my recommended to start with articles that ties in the entire framework, philosophy and working model of FIRE Lifestyle

Save-Earn-Invest More Articles

  1. Ruthlessly Cull Unnecessary Expenses
  2. Respect The $10s
  3. Small Tweaks To More $10s
  4. $150K+ By 35 - Reality Or Delusion?
  5. Start An Online Side Hustle With Solo Build It
  6. Start Investing For Passive Dividend Income In Just 3 Days
  7. How To Retire With $3 Million
  8. Invest To Spend On Luxury & Liabilities (Whatever You Want*)
  9. Shocking Maths Of Early Retirement (It's Less Than You Think)

See more Save, Earn & Invest More articles here.

Others

  1. Contact me by email at (even just to say hi) at nigel@nigelchua.com
  2. See the latest articles and updates at the blog
  3. Check out my resource page to see the tools I use
  4. See my top two resources for online business below: Wealthy Affiliate (left) and Solo Build It (right) - both have very specific strengths and functions

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Wealthy Affiliate is my recommended for WordPress online businesses.

I've been a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2015 and there are a number of pros to be with them, which you can read at my Wealthy Affiliate review here.

One of my favorite points of WA is that they have a try-before-you-buy forever-free membership which you can sign up here for free. No credit card needed.

solo build it (sbi): #1 for offline businesses local search engine ranking, traffic and lead generation

Solo Build It (SBI) is my #1 tool for local search engine optimization (SEO) domination as well for online marketing which I've been using since 2010 personally for multiple projects.

Read why I chose Solo Build It...

...and more importantly, why I still stay with Solo Build It (SBI) till today and use them exclusively for all my SEO, traffic and e-lead generation.


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