My Wealthy Affiliate Success Story

When people ask me how to become successful with affiliate marketing I tell them they need to join Wealthy Affiliate. So this article is for people who want success online.

But first, I wanted to share my wealthy affiliate success story. I want you to see how a very average person can learn affiliate marketing and make money.

My Name is Wendy Krick and here is my story…

My story actually starts out with a lot of failure and frustration. But I believe that I needed to experience lots of failure in order for me to find the drive to “do the work” needed for success.

In 2006 I found myself in an unbelievable situation. We had three very sick children who were suffering from toxins that were in the air of our home. Long story short our home was making us sick. We had toxic mold. (But that is another story for another day). 

I was also under incredible stress from a 60 hour a week full-time job which was an hour and a half drive daily. And I hated it!

I really Hated It!

So I quit. I really just wanted to be home with my babies. So that is what I did.
And in 2007 after things got back to normal I decided to start a home business rather than going back to work.

This is where I learned that there are lots of scams on the internet. Over the next year or so I tried many things. And I lost hundreds of dollars from companies that said you need to invest to make money. I know now this is a lie.

Finally, In early 2009 I realized that affiliate marketing would be the best way to go. And in September I discovered Wealthy Affiliate. Boy, I wish I found them earlier. But I suppose everything happens for a reason.

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Now 3 years later I am making what I like to call mailbox money! I am not rich yet, but I do earn $35 or more a day from the internet. And I have Kyle and Carson, the owners of Wealthy Affiliate to Thank. I would not be getting results online without Wealthy Affiliate.

So let me ask you this? Why are you here?

If you are like me you are wanting to make money online but you don’t know where to start or maybe you are tired of being burned. I can relate to that. Which is why I created this blog. I wanted to share my success so I can help others.

I recommend Wealthy Affiliate for anyone who is struggling to make money online. Or someone who knows the basics but wants to learn how to take it to the next level. Even if you just want to learn how to build a website you should read on.

So let’s talk about what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer…

Wealthy Affiliate Pros:

  • Getting Started Course For Newbies
  • Training Videos that walk you through step by step
  • Live chat for real-time help
  • Free Websites and Hosting
  • Keyword Tools and Lists
  • Forum

Wealthy Affiliate Cons:

  • Information Overload (there is a lot of information to learn. But if you just follow the steps you will do fine)
  • There is no guarantee that you will do the work. (I don’t want to sound harsh but it does take time and effort. But you WILL get results if you do the work)

Wealthy Affiliate is Free to Join – Here is what you get as a free member…

    • Live Chat
    • Personal Blog
    • 2 Websites
    • Starter Training
  • 30 Keyword Searches/month

If you upgrade to a Premium Member (I highly recommend) – Here is what you get…

  • 7 days/week Personal Support
  • Premium Courses 2 through 6
  • 4 Live Video training’s each month
  • Unlimited Premium Domain Websites
  • Unlimited Web Hosting
  • Expert Forum
  • Keyword Lists
  • Video Database
  • Unlimited Keyword Searches


I sincerely hope you found My Wealthy Affiliate Success Story encouraging. Please feel free to leave a comment below or visit my Wealthy Affiliate Profile. I look forward to meeting you.

Best, Wendy

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  1. // Reply

    Excellent review and it you are spot on with your insights into Wealthy Affiliate. I have been a member for 2 years now at Wealthy Affiliate and I couldn’t be more happy with the service Kyle and Carson offer there.

    I like many others was also subject to the scammers (or gurus, whatever they are called) and lost of bunch of my families money before I finally came across the only legitimate experience I have had yet, WA. It is really awesome and it is a place I hang out each and every. Although I am not making as much money as I want yet (just under $4,000 per month), I am getting there. It sounds like you are getting there as well.

    On point review here and I love your “mailbox money” that is pretty much what it comes down to when you figure out how to do this!

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      Thanks for taking the time to read my review and comment Jenny. It looks like you are doing really well. Affiliate Marketing is so much fun.

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    I hope you have resolved you mold problem and were able to get your family healthy again.

    I completely agree with you that WA is the place to learn how to make a living on the internet. Just being able to learn in a spam free environment is the best part. The training is just incredible too.

    Kyle and Carson keep updating the site as well so if a Google update encroaches on the members earnings, we have a solution at hand almost immediately. Timely training is a huge advantage.

    Thanks for the review.

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      Yes we have all re-cooperated since then and all is well. And yes, I am blessed to have found WA. The training is incredible. Thanks for stopping by.

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    I can relate to driving a very long distance to a lousy job that is the last place you want to be for the majority of most days. There’s nothing worse than having to drag your self out of your bed to rush to a place that pays you a nickle for a hard days work. I find your story inspiring as a beginning internet anything!, let alone marketer. I’m curious about how much computer skills you started with?, I’m a complete novice!

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      Todd I actually knew very little. Seriously! I had to have someone explain to me what a hyperlink was and I didn’t know how to do copy paste. So when I tell people I had no skills I mean it. LOL! But it goes to show that any dummy can make money online. So don’t ever be embarrassed to ask for help. Remember everyone had to learn the same thing at one point.

      And yes, I hated the long drive. Now I am only a few minutes from my day job, but I am hoping to say bye bye to that job in the next year or so. Maybe sooner. Who knows.

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    Hi Wendy. I really like the approach you took with your review. Very personal and shows why you are able to recommend Wealthy Affiliate. Your phrase “mailbox money”, excellent. This is a nice, clean, and professional site. Great job.

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      Thanks Rick for the very nice comment. I appreciate it.

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    You were suffering from the black mold! It’s bad stuff! I’m glad you found out what was wrong, and on top of this, got out of employment! That’s another killer … of family life. Sometimes I wonder which one is worse, the mold or the job! Both hurt!

    Anyway great review! I’d join up if I wasn’t already a member : )

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      Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you are a member of Wealthy affiliate because it is so much fun to learn together! Thanks for stopping by my site.

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    What is your website that is earning you your most profits? You never really said HOW you earn $35 a day, you just said 3 years later you became successful. I’m curious because I feel like I am in the same position you were with starting up and I’m interested in how you started making profit.

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      Hi Justin. I have several different niche websites and I earn from several different affiliates programs. So it is a combination of many. It really is about taking action every day. There isn’t any magic trick. It really is about content. The more quality content you have out there the more you will get seen and therefore be more likely to make money. So focus on keyword research and writing quality posts 300 words or more often and you will begin to see results.

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    Hello Wendy;
    I really enjoyed your website and story.
    As I am to at the frustrating time in my career.
    I do love Wealthy Affiliate and believe Kyle and Carson have the best program offered.
    Just keep moving forward. Thanks for the encouragement.

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      Thanks Sherrie. And yes, WA Rocks! I love all the wonderful friendships I have made as well. Don’t get discouraged. If you ever need help feel free to contact me.

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    Really good review for Wealthy Affiliate! And I really like the clean look of your website. I will stop by again to read some of your other posts!

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    Hi Wendy!

    My name is kevin and I’m the co-owner of I would really like to get in touch with you as soon as possible 🙂


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    Hi Wendy! Your website looks great! I have participated in various aspects of business…administration, traditional brick & mortar and online. Regardless, online marketing has always been a piece of the puzzle I never really wanted to deal with because of all the components involved. That changed when I joined Wealthy Affiliates! The lesson make is so much simpler!
    Wealthy Affiliates is an awesome community! I have learned so much in a very short amount of time. The community is very responsive, active, and informative. They definitely set themselves apart!


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      I agree with you 100% Kim. I’m glad you found the community and are having success.

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    Hi wendy,
    I just started using Wealthy Affiliate, I was not sure about the average earnings per day until I read your review, and I am kind of demotivated now, because if after putting in so much time and effort of 3 years, an earning of $35/day is actually very less.
    I joined the Wealthy Affiliate because I want to be able to make my heavy university fees that is due in February and as I am an international student, I have to pay triple the normal fees of a local student, I am kind of upset to know the average earnings from this program even after you are earning couple of niche websites.

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      It is different for everyone. Considering I only invest a few hours a week I think $1000 a month of free cash isn’t bad. And many people earn much quicker than this. My goal of this website is to show people that anyone, even a very average middle aged lady like me can create income from home. It isn’t
      get rich quick”. But if you are able to invest time, you can really create an amazing income.

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    Hi Wendy,

    I Landed On Your Blog Searching For Affiliate Success Stories.After Reading the First Paragraph i Was Expecting this Post Would be about Some Screenshots of your Traffic And Earnings.But You Wrote Blog Post In Brief.

    The Title Doesn’t Match with the Post

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      I first thought the same as you but then realized that it’s about how one defines success. If you scroll to a previous comment that Wendy replied to you’ll understand what she means by “success”.

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    Hello; So much info out there that I get axasperated and still wonder how it would feel to actually host an ad. My biggest concern, is to find the step by step computer work help. Ive only found one. But like any affiliate who can do the computer work with their eyes closed forgot how a novice feels so helpless. They go so fast, that its impossible to catch it all and write it down.. then it doesnt roll back so that I could repeat again, without going all the way back to the beginning of the video. Anyway, hopefuloly a year from now I might be writing positive comments. good luck to all. Pauly16.

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    Hello Wendy. Your post has inspired me. I have average technology knowledge but am getting through the lessons slows but surely and I hope to start getting traffic soon. I have links on my site but don’t seem to be getting any visitors yet. I am about half way through the levels and it says my site health is getting better. I am quite happy making a moderate amount of money per month. I think it will be very thrilling when I get my first payment. I hope you continue to be successful and being at home with your family full time will be lovely. All the best fromWendy.

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      Hi Wendy! It sounds like you are right on track. I’m excited for you. Usually the first payment comes when you least expect it. I often wake up to sales. It is neat to know we can earn money while we are sleeping. 🙂 Thanks for your comment. I wish you all the best.

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