Affiliate Marketing Is It A Scam?

Affiliate Marketing What Is It All About?

Is It A Scam?

Some people may say it is!

To most it is an extra source of income.

I have joined a few Facebook groups recently, and i must say their is a few dodgy looking characters  around.

I encountered one such person posing as an Affiliate marketing newbie who sent me a message on how are you can you help me.

So i made contact with this person who claimed to live in the USA.

As I am a suspicious type of person I asked for a video chat just to make sure they were legit.

They requested I go over to Whatsapp for our video chat OK I said and down loaded the app.

App down loaded lets get on with it already getting suspicious and i had mentioned this to them and claimed to think i must have had a hard life to be so untrusting of others.

Call comes through of a person not looking all that real like it was being recorded and sent to me as i could not hear anything they were saying.

I had recently watched a documentary piece on scammers from all over the world.

For example Africa and Philippines  were some of the places that were mentioned that recordings of people that were televised back to you.

And straight away i was suspicious so i terminated transmission and deleted the Whatsapp immediately.

So the answer is yes their is the odd scammer out their and best to be on your guard of people who send messages on Facebook Messenger.

The good news is not everything is a scam online and i will show you how to get started in Affiliate Marketing the right way.

Not All Affiliate Programs Are A Scam:

Yes their are people out their who will scam you out of your hard-earned money.

They offer you nothing in return or they may offer you a program, but it comes with a lot of hidden costs.

You will need to your research take your time analyze the pros and cons of what you are being offered.

Sometimes you have to do it the hard way to find the best way to do something.

Of course many people get disillusioned and give up .

The determined one’s never give up and they keep searching for the affiliate program that suits their needs.

Get Rich Quick Concept:

A lot of us are inherently lazy so we all want a way of getting rich quick.

It is just not a great way to do things most will fail as it is normally a well-structured program being offered which will fail eventually and of course your lack of motivation will subside.

All good businesses take time to grow they need a lot of hard work to succeed.

So if you’re not interested in working hard stop reading now you won’t make it.

You will continue to work your dull and boring job for the rest of your life.

Keeping It Real:

OK you have decided to give it your best and give Affiliate Marketing a shot.

A lesson to be learned is to make sure you take one step at time at first dont take on more work than you can handle.

Maybe you are retired and have more time on your hands and of course you could be the person working multiple jobs just to support your family.

My advice regardless of what level you’re at is to follow the step by step program offered to you.

It may just take you a bit longer to grasp the fundamentals of affiliate marketing.

I wish i could say it is easy, but is not easy to get started as their, is so much to learn in the beginning.

Once you have the fundamentals down pat start researching other possible websites but at first pick one niche website and stick with it.

Improve by 1% everyday

Never Give Up:

Big mistake people just give up to hard for them you have to stick at for at least 6 months.

Longer depending on how much content you can write about your prefered niche blog.

It will take time for SEO ( SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION ) to kick in and find your content.

Affiliate marketing is competitive and you will to be taught the proper way to rank your content and get to Google’s number one page.

You are battling other people who have the same idea as you. Really you’re future is at your fingertips, you will be guided on how to find KEYWORDS that rank in Google, Bing or Yahoo.

There are many instructional videos and webinars that will make the process just a little bit clearer when you join the right affiliate program.

Once you get reconsigned for your informative blogs and people start coming to your website.

Kaboom the flood gates open up to a whole new world of possibilities.

Remember this one thing you can not do this on your own no point in being the Lone Wolf or Robinson Crusoe.

Help is at hand, or you will need to do is ask for it, and it will be available from me or the community of affiliate marketers.



The way i found success with, affiliate marketing is subjective and can be analyzed in so many ways as failure can be determined in different ways.

If you are serious dont be to hard on yourself, you will have your fears and doubts just like so many before you.

You can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy really up to you, how one approaches affiliate marketing.

One thing i would like to say is affiliate marketing is not a scam it is a real thing with many successful people making all different amounts of money.

You will discover the right way to do things and it will cost you nothing at all at Wealthy Affiliate i am member and could not be any happier.

Why I Promote Wealthy Affiliate

I am so happy with Wealthy Affiliate I became a premium member, like so many before me.

There would not be so many members if it was a scam and it certainly would not be free if it was a scam.

Try for yourself and see if it is right for you, no obligation you can stay a free member or become a premium member on a monthly basis.

If you know this is your future business, you can become a yearly member and save even more money completely up to you.

No pressure just a lot of hard work this will be only pressure you put on yourself.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any affiliate marketing questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.

copywrightKind Regards Shane.

4 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing Is It A Scam?”

  1. WA is the best learning website. This has been from the search of work from my home website. This is one of the top 20 legit online websites you can rely on. Thanks for making this website, and we can totally promote this site because we are all learning and earning. I dont have doubt this is a scam, because they teach me everything i need to learn on how to make and promote my website.

    • Hello Mathessa, 

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      You are 100% correct this is the best affiliate marketing platform. 

      Wealthy Affiliate is no way a scam. 

      Best way to earn and learn. 

      Have a nice day. 

      Kind Regards Shane.

  2. lovely piece on affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a legit way to make money, it is just unfortunate that some people are tryin to scam others out of their hard earned money and this has led to newbies falling victim. Affiliate marketing as with every legitimate hustle online requires patience and dedication and if you are in a rush to get rich quick, you are bound to be scammed. So take your time like this post advices to do the work and you would not find a better place to learn affiliate marketing than at WA.

    Awesome post! keep it up

    • Thank You for reading my post. 

      Sometimes people will try and scam you. 

      Here at Wealthy Affiliate you can be confident of never being scammed. Appreciate the postive comments about my article. 

      Kind Regards Shane.


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