Who is a Wealthy Affiliate?

Does One Need to be Wealthy…

to be a WEALTHY AFFILIATE? I mean, seriously, I’m a retired educator and I should know what a Wealthy Affiliate is, right? If I don’t know when an actor was born, I will hit the magic Google button. Doesn’t matter if I’m with a group of people or relaxing with my husband in front of the TV. Within 3 minutes, I will have an answer to whatever trivia question is burning in my mind.

So I began doing what I love to do…research. I fired up my laptop and I couldn’t stop reading.


According tp Mr. Webster: an affiliate is an associate, a partner, a colleague, a member, a link, a conglomerate, someone belonging to….We knew that, right? Now, how about the WEALTHY part? Having resources, or assests, earning a substantial income. Now we have a WEALTHY AFFILIATE. You and I can become a Wealthy Affiliiate. OK, this bears repeating: You and I can become a Wealthy Affiliate.

How was WA started?

Let’s go back to 2005. Two young men, Kyle and Carson, met regularly working on the internet trying to earn an income. They had ideas of what they wanted and began putting these ideas into practice, forming Wealthy Affiliate. I can see them looking at their computers saying “I have an idea!” Each getting more excited with their ideas. Let me say right here at the beginning, ideas are great, but we have to plug them in to bring them to fruition. Kyle Loudon and Carson Lim, did just that! Their ideas grew and they put them into action.

Today, all over the globe, there are over 1.5 million Wealthy Affiliate members and these numbeers are growing daily.


Wealthy Affiliate is a group of people, just like you and me, building their own online bussiness. That’s the basic explanation. Some have experience with the Internet World and many don’t. Guess what? Experience or lack of experience 

Here’s a simple breakdown of how this works::

Buld a website. STOP! Wealthy Affiliate will walk you through every step of the way.

Pick a NICHE: What are you passionate about? What do you care about? What could you write about to your best friend about? Could be Shih Tzus, mental health, body building, football, weight loss, shoes, children…This is what you write about, and this is your content.

You find a product to promote

Someone clicks on your product

They are directed to the store that sells the product (Amazon as an example)

When they purchase the product you get a commission



Before We Go Further Along

I’ll share some charts that will give you a clearer view of Wealthy Affiliate.

The training you receive surpasses none other I have encountered. From the moment you sign up in Wealthy Affiliate, a community reaches out to you.

By who? When? Who is the targeted audience to be part of WA?





Why choose WA?


Topic/Idea 4

The pros, the cons

Live Chat (a Community)


Lots of success stories.



About LynMc


“Retired and Earning Income.” When choosing this niche, I asked myself what was important to me at this point in my life. Being retired for a few years, income is kind of high on my list. Those nice big paychecks weren’t coming in anymore. The bills were coming in at a steady pace. Joining friends on a vacation kept inching its way up on my list of “Places to Travel.”

Then the grandchildren. Damian and Zoey. My greatest treasures for sure. I dodge my daughter-in-laws questions…” You aren’t buying them another outfit, right?” Who me? Well does it count if I order from Amazon? That’s just kind of ordering, right?

OK, I’ll be serious for a bit. Medicine. My spouse is getting older. Me too. We both depend on medicines to keep us on the path to health. Every doctor’s visit, I negotiate about which medication we can delete. Guess what? It’s working. I had to lose 25 pounds. That was my trade off. Everything has a pay off and a trade off. More about this later.


Through the years, I’ve had many mentors. Married with a baby at 21, with two-step children, a husband working late hours, I needed help. Family lived in other states and my circle of friends dwindled fast. Then Mrs. McCoy moved next door to us. She was a grandma type person for sure. One afternoon I was on the front porch, apparently noticeably distraught. Mrs. McCoy came up to me and sat beside me. She put her arms around me. No words. Just arms.

We became friends. Mrs. McCoy was my confidant and became part of our family. She lived to see my firstborn get married. As I pursued a career in hairdressing, it was Mrs. McCoy that took care of my children, and it was her that I turned to when my mother passed away at a young age. I spent the last two days of Mrs. McCoy’s life with her. Funny, we always called her Mrs. McCoy. The morning before she passed, she held my hand and said “Lyn, always look for someone to help. If you do that, you will be happy.”

As my children left the nest, I ventured out. Began college at age 40. On my 45th birthday I began my second career in a large church in Palm Beach, FL. Many people helped me along the way. Now it’s my turn to give back and quite simply, its something I want to do.


“Retired and Earning Income” is dedicated to exploring venues of earning income during retirement years. Some of these you may be aware of and some may surprise you. When we were in our 30s or 40s retirement seemed a long time away. At least for me it did and I’m sure for some of you. Let’s look at some opportunities that are waiting for us.

If you ever need a hand or have a question, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,