I so did NOT want to write this article, but I just couldn’t leave Wealthy Affiliate without warning the wonderful members in the community what Kyle did to me, especially when their shining faces come to my mind when I fall asleep each night.
I don’t want the same thing to happen to you.
My intention is not to convince you to leave Wealthy Affiliate- the live classes are full of valuable information.
I deeply apologize to everyone and I never even thought of diving deep into other Wealthy Affiliate complaints, but by getting this out there, I will go to sleep more peacefully and stop shoving Rice Krispy treats down my mouth.
Who Am I?
My name is Jennifer and I was a happy member since June 2013 and I wanted to stay there for the rest of my life. I’m a mother of two wonderful kids and a former U.S. Navy Veteran.
I never expected what was about to come.
Due to what Kyle did, I no longer believe in Wealthy Affiliate and I don’t want to promote it anymore.
How It Began And My Shocking Discovery That My Content Was Getting Stolen
I popped in the chat where I noticed Kyle was hanging out. Of course, he figured I was back to working on my website.
I was excited and pumped out some new articles.
Of the 12 that I wrote, about three of them were based on health and wellness multi-level marketing companies.
So, just a month ago, I made the decision to start a website around that niche, so I decided to read through Kyle’s HowToLoseBellyFatToday.com site to read as an example.
As I was reading through the content, it came to me that a lot of the wording sounded familiar and it was clearly copied from my site.
‘No big deal,’ I thought. ‘Google won’t rank it because it’s duplicate content’.
I then browsed through some of my MLM’s posts on my site and froze… I came to realize that not only did Kyle copied and plagiarized my content, but he also deleted what he copied off from my website!
Important information was missing and other parts where I had fun with my content were taken out.
How dare he hack into my website when I’m a paying member? I’m not paying to give him free labor!
I don’t understand why Kyle Loudon would do this to me, a loyal member.
I can tell Kyle has visited my website quite often since I began blogging again.
By writing this, I’m probably going to get a lot of hate comments from Wealthy Affiliate addicts…
But I was one too.
I was clearly blind because they helped me make some real money online, but I’m glad what happened so I can open my eyes and leave because he is not demonstrating love towards me and he’s not genuine.
Okay, Let’s Get Down To What Content I’m Sure Was Copied:
P.S.S: This is sort of embarrassing 😊
I know, it’s hard to believe, but luckily it’s easy to verify what I’m claiming.
Simply head on over to his website and quickly read through it and you will realize that there are certain words in there that ‘good, respectful’ Kyle wouldn’t say.
There are a few more, but I think that’s a lot of content that was copied.
Kyle has been spending too much time browsing around my website instead of updating and improving upon the Wealthy Affiliate core training.
More Supporting Evidence- It’s Everywhere
If some of you read the recent Black Friday pitch on the Wealthy Affiliate home page, Kyle says he wants to ‘reveal the juicy truth to you’ which he got from my “What Is Juice Plus, The Juicy Truth Revealed” article, which is no big deal. These were just a few words, just supporting my accusation.
You can also see it in the Super Affiliate Challenge. He teaches members things that I did within my website, like creating your own custom banner within your highly relevant call to actions, having a nice featured image above the fold to make it more enticing to read, and he even gives members advice that I told other members before like ‘beautifying your content’, when did Kyle say the word beautiful before?
Again, I don’t mind, just trying to prove he’s been studying and analyzing my website and I thought it was supposed to be us learning from him, not the other way around?
Nothing Like This Has Ever Been Reported, But I Did Find Something That Really Added More Fuel To My Fire
In my time-consuming research trying to find out if anything like this has happened to another member, I found nothing.
But I did discover something really wrong and what they did to another lady is immoral. They took her website down because she was a non-paying member, so my heart told me to leave.
What Wealthy Affiliate Co-Founder Kyle Loudon Really Is
To me, Kyle is a heartless man that didn’t care about my success. He is no Angel after all.
He is a liar, a fake, and greedy person. Yes, those are mean words, but sometimes the truth hurts.
99% of his day is spending helping his members…where is the percentage that was spent on copying my content and plastering on his site? Lol
He stole my content that I worked hard on to give himself more Google juice to promote the luxurious Vitamix blender from Amazon and a fitness Clickbank product.
I should have listened to my instincts years ago in 2014 when my Wealthy Affiliate friend Marques Jones got banned for no reason.
Kyle sent me this private message in February 2019 after I had disappeared from my blog for about 2 years and came back in June 2019.
He told me to step on the pedal. For what? So you steal more content and being detrimental to my success?
Whether Kyle has done this to others, I don’t know.
But I highly recommend you go back through your website and make sure everything looks the same if it’s been created using their hosting.
What I do know is that he lost my trust.
He says he cares about your success when you start the training, but that’s just bs.
Kyle Loudon Doesn’t Practice What He Preaches
-He says in the training to write unique content and duplicate content.
Yet, he has a copied website of his HowToLoseBellyFatToday.com website on a Siterubix site domain ranking number one on Google.
-He also goes on to mention how he has a process where he segments each task of the article creation process and that by using voice recognition tools, he can blast out a 1,000-word article in 8 minutes.
If article creation was that easy, why is he stealing my content?
-He says to outsource content creation once you’re in a position to do so.
Kyle, I thought you’re a millionaire?
Why aren’t you outsourcing more content creation if these niches have the potential to make you millions?
Out of the thousands of members and he decided to mess with me.
I actually find it as a compliment that he found my content valuable, but what’s bothering me is that he hacked my website.
Since he didn’t put my content in quotes and linked back to my website, it’s plagiarized content.
At best, only a few words were changed.
Kyle Is Guilty In My Eyes
Kyle, I told you how much I loved Wealthy Affiliate and you don’t even care. I hate you.
1.You used my content to boost your rankings and conversions.
2. You’re guilty of plagiarism and copyright infringement.
3. You hacked my WordPress account.
My Warning And Advice To Wealthy Affiliate Members
-Don’t host or build your website at Wealthy Affiliate as this is how he hacked into my WordPress dashboard.
-As far as I’m concerned, these guys want to tap into your brilliant mind and content to copy and paste it in their secret niche websites they never reveal including AffiliateMarketingRocks.org owned by Kyle Loudon.
As you see, this website is not listed in his Wealthy Affiliate profile:
Other Wealthy Affiliate Complaints I Didn’t Say Before In My 2019 Review To Avoid Getting Censored And Banned As I Pay Yearly
-Yes, they do censor and ban people. As mentioned before, I knew a guy named Marques Jones that got banned and he told me he didn’t do anything wrong.
When I asked Kyle he said it’s when they break the rules like I’m doing right now.
-Sure, they reveal their “mini niche” websites that are making some money, but they don’t go into depth with monthly income reports.
They preach to build authority websites, which one is his niche authority website along with income proof other than Wealthy Affiliate?
What are you afraid of, a little competition? But I thought you were an elite affiliate.
Spencer Haws over at NichePursuits.com reveals his niche websites and how much they’re making.
Seems to me like Kyle’s main income source is Wealthy Affiliate which is heavily promoted by good, hardworking and truly elite affiliates.
–Kyle says he has a passion for basketball at the beginning of the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, so he started a basketball niche site, yet that basketball site has just a few articles and it’s not ranking on the first page for the targeted keywords in the domain, neither is his howtolosebellyfattoday.com official website.
-Kyle tells Wealthy Affiliate members that it’s okay to start “mini niche websites” and he gives “football snack helmets” as an example.
That’s a very bad example, lol. He says perhaps you could diversify? It sounds like Kyle can’t make a decision.
Yes, you can target other keywords, but all of the content would essentially sound like a broken record.
Sure, it’s a well-designed site, but there’s nothing that you would be able to talk about in that site except football snack helmets and some recipe ideas.
It’s a very targeted niche that you can’t expand, placing a ceiling cap on your income.
Someone in a live webinar asked Jay how ta hell that site is ranking number 1 and making sales with so little content.
Jay said that there’s no content because the site was geared more towards being an e-commerce site.
I thought it was called Wealthy Affiliate, not Wealthy Ecommerce, 😉
Don’t they say over and over in the training that content is king?
-Jay uses a lead capture form on his affiliateresources.org website claiming Football Snack Helmets is making $300 a day, which is misleading. He missed out saying when football is in season.
So if you sign up to his course, he will walk you through how you can build a low content website and make almost $10,000 a month? He is referencing to his Football Snack Helmets website in this capture form.
I Hope You Think Long And Hard About Everything I Have Written Here
I’m just giving you my two cents and saying you don’t really need Wealthy Affiliate to succeed online.
There’s a plethora of free information from internet marketing experts- listen to Patt Flynn’s podcast on SmartPassiveIncome.
What I’ve come to realize is that they all want to make you think that you need a $997 course to succeed in this when all you need is one brilliant idea, one beautiful website with quality content that reflects your personality and lots of beautiful images, and one or two strategies (search engine optimization and social media) to drive traffic and make people trust and love you to succeed online.
You don’t even need a fancy keyword tool. Just use Google keyword planner if you want or Google Instant.
Blog about topics you think your audience will find interesting and helpful, that’s all. But yeah, just have fun and blog your soul away.
Promoting products that you own will make your reviews more genuine and will be far more effective. Think about the products you have bought in your niche and review them even if they were bad.
If you really don’t have the money to purchase the product, do your research and gather as much information from trustworthy websites and tell your readers that item is on your wishlist if it’s a good product and be honest with them. Tell them you don’t own it, but you were interested in learning more about it.
You don’t need to promote many products to be successful.
Focus on writing quality and informative content, it’s quality over quantity.
That’s all you really need. Once you start making consistent income, sure, invest your earnings in email marketing software and Facebook ads. Invest in purchasing the products that you promote.
Most affiliate programs will want you to have been working on your website for at least 6 months before they approve you. They recommend that before you start thinking about making money, that you have an established site.
This is why most affiliates in Wealthy Affiliate were rejected.
If you join Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll be spending more time creating content than taking advantage of the training.
So, Why Was I A Member For 6 Years?
I really loved Jay’s webinars and I’m going to miss him.
Even though his Football Snack Helmets is a bad example of an affiliate website, it teaches newbies how to build a website from scratch and gives them inspiration for their own site.
A domain name like FootballFanatic, FootballAddict, or even FootballCouchPotato, lol. I don’t know, I’m not into this niche… but you see how a brandable domain name is much better and has more potential.
I’m not saying you can’t make money with “mini niche” sites cause you can.
But for affiliate marketing purposes, you want all your content to be unique or be able to cover more topics like 9to5Mac.com, a website reviewing all Apple products.
If you start a beauty blog, that’s fine as hair straighteners have different features and your content wont sound the same.
I’m wishing Wealthy Affiliates much success in your online business and if you decide to stay, I hope Kyle doesn’t steal your intellectual property.