I was on YouTube the other day and I found some Wealthy Affiliate review videos, and I came across a review by this man that was extremely harsh. So Time To Debunk Niall Doherty’s Review – What Niall Doherty Didn’t Tell You. Hopefully, I am going to clarify all 7 things that Niall said in his review about Wealthy Affiliate, and all that he said will be debunked right here.
First – I Am A Member Of Wealthy Affiliate
My name is Lori Marick and I am a proud member of Wealthy Affiliate I am a Premium Member and love every minute of it. I am from the state of Missouri in the United States of America. I have been a member since August 22nd of 2019. I am 47 years old and on disability. I am going back to school for my marketing management and Business management degree’s
I have 3 grown wonderful boys and one grandson. I have a habit of adopting friends as my own family cause I closed the door to my family a long time ago. I came to WA to create a website to be able to get off S.S.I. And live carefreely. I understand very well that there is no such thing as get-rich-quick on the internet.
In Wealthy Affiliate, you are taught that it will take time to see results. I have set a one year plan a three-year plan, and a five-year plan in motion and I am going to sticking to it.
Who Is Niall Doherty?
Nial Doherty was born in 1982 and raised in South Kilkenny in Ireland. He graduated in 2007 from the Waterford Institute of technology. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a web designer for Loyola University New Orleans. In 2010, he quit his job and became self-employed while traveling the world.
He says that for 44 months between 2011 and 2015 he traveled around the world without flying. Visiting 37 countries and crossing three oceans on a circumnavigation of the globe. He goes on to say that he has written two books and that over the years he has been a freelance web developer, project manager, coach, writer, blogger, author, online course creator, YouTuber, affiliate marketer, public speaker, and a virtual assistant.
All this info came from his website eBizfacts.com
Niall Doherty’s Review On Wealthy Affiliate
On August 30, 2019, Niall Doherty Posting a YouTube review on Wealthy Affiliate. That’s all good and well however, he neglected to tell you everything, so what you ended up hearing was not the whole story about the seven things he covered in his video. So hopefully, I am going to be able to debunk his review
Here is Niall Doherty’s video review on Wealthy Affiliates. I encourage you to watch this video till the end. I will be addressing, this video in my article. With all the half-truths and the lies.
Number 1 Of His Review:
Outdated training – I am not going to lie to you, the training could use an update, and guess what, the owners are aware of this and they are working on it. Some core training has been updated. I am a member of WA and have been told by Kyle himself that the core training is being updated. However, What Niall neglected to tell all of you is that there are updated lessons in the 13 classrooms.
Here at WA, there are thousands of training lessons. Yes, some Jay does though live webinars, and some members also do training videos Because of this the training is up to date. Niall told everyone he was a member for two weeks and took the certification class and the Boot camp training class a total of 120 lessons. But what did he mentioned is the updated lessons in the classrooms. In the training, we are told about these classrooms many times, but he deliberately left that detail out.
Number 2 Of His Review:
Outdated credibility – Let’s start with Jay, shall we? As for giving you a screenshot of his private stuff, for you to show on your site without his knowledge is unethical. You did not tell him who you are and what you are going to do with it. Unless he wishes to post it, that is his private and personal stuff. If you are to ask me for that info, I would have reported you as a scammer or a thief.
No law in this world says he had to hand over his private stuff to a stranger just because you wanted it. I urge people not to turn over their stuff to a perfect stranger just because they don’t believe your credibility.
As for Kyle, I am a member of WA and have found no lie in what Kyle has told me and taught me, For I have already seen results, and made my first commission, within building my website 4 days prior. So I know for a fact I got a little income coming in next month, it may not be much right now but it will grow.
I am a member of WA and have personally sent him a few PMs and he has responded with encouragement. I am a member of WA and have also spoken with him in Live chat where he does spend time in there answering everyone questions as well.
Number 3 of His Review:
Misleading claims – Now the first highlighted area Kyle states that “you can promote products services and generate $$$.
This is true for I have made my first commission this week and within my first 4 days of building my site.
As for the second highlighted area: If you read it carefully you will understand what Kyle is talking about. The VERY FIRST LINE SAYS Your website is the “FOUNDATION of your business”. As for it being set up in 30 seconds fully operational, profit ready, WordPress website up and running. That is true I was up and running in 30 seconds.
What Naill did not say was it was explained in the lessons that You will have a fully operational which means the entire back office is set up and ready to be built. As for being profit ready, Yes it is profit ready. The problem is no one knows how to run a back office and make it profitable so that’s why Kyle spent all those hours making those training videos to train us so that we can learn and become profitable. And yes it is a WordPress website.
Now he shows you this clip right after, so take a good look and read what this person wrote and I will see you at the bottom of the picture.
Marcus1978 states that building a website in 30 is nonsense. He goes on to say that building a website to most people means a fully functioning website with content and everything, but that’s not what you get after 30 seconds. You have an empty shell of a website that still needs filling with stuff.
Here is a video that will explain the process of what affiliate marketing is. Now, this is Video number 2 in the starting training series that you watch. Please watch this video and listen carefully to what he is saying when he explains how affiliate marketing works. The article above will be debunked when Kyle starts talking about your website.
VIDEO IS THERE JUST HAVING TECH ISSUE WITH MY COMPUTER IT WILL BE UP SOON
Now, where does he ever say in this video or any other video that the site is fully loaded with content or products? He says and I quote that is where you will be creating content. Not that content is already there loaded for you. Now, this is a business you build from scratch. Not a pre-built site you can just jump on and go. Please keep in mind that this video is lesson 2 of the core training.
It is not until lesson 4 that you build the site itself. Which are two lessons after Kyle explains the process of affiliate marketing and states that you will be creating the content?
In this next picture is an example of what you could be making even with just one targeted area, but again the video goes fast and your eyes are fixed on the highlighted area so that you do not have a chance to read the rest or knowledge to understand what Kyle was talking about. Remember earlier I said that people make their websites to broad. At this point in the lesson was discussed that you could scale business with one targeted area. So I encourage you to read the whole thing.
Now as for me I am a member of WA and have chosen a niche that has tons of avenues that a person can do. I have chosen to promote WA, along with these areas, business and product reviews and whether they are legit or scams, Helpful content that will help families, kids, and the working, class, and that includes content on useful tools. I even once in a while will contact my local PD office and speak with an officer on what popular scams are going on that people need to be aware of, and what to do about them.
I find what Kyle has written is a true statement. If you work hard, put in the effort it will happen.
Number 4 On His Review:
Bad Advice – Kyle does tell many times that there is no such thing as a bad niche, and that is true, However, Niall Doherty states that there are many people here in WA that have picked the wrong niche, well that is not true. Let me explain why people feel as though they fail in their niche,
1) They are too broad with their niche with their initial start-up. Take for example health. There are so many areas in health, such as health products, medical equipment, insurance, health care products, diet products, skincare, heart care, vitamins, exercise equipment, vision, dental, cancer, and the list just keeps ongoing.
Most of the time when someone chooses a niche like health they keep it as a broad website. These types of websites never work. People don’t want to search through tons of posts and reviews just to get to the one they want. If someone comes in and can not find what they are after within 2 minutes then they are more than likely going to leave.
Now you can tell these people who are making their website over and over to narrow the field that they are in to make it easier for your readers when they come in. Now Kyle makes this point throughout many training videos and even shows you and still, people will go and make it a broad site. There are many sites that I have gone onto to help WA members only to find it is a broad site. No matter what I say to them they don’t take action to fix it.
2) Some will come on and create a site that is good but then expect that is all they have to do and do not maintain their websites. Kyle says many times in many videos to go back to previous content and update them, along with adding new. Most of the time people will build a site to do the work at first then stop. It is easier to blame the owners for there failures so they don’t have to feel like it was there fault. Sorry people but YOU and you alone are responsible for what happens with your site.
Niall goes on to say, that what Kyle wrote is bad advice, please look at the picture below
Because the video goes so fast it does not let you read the rest of what it says, It goes on to say that These include anyone here at Wealthy Affiliate that has been following our training for any length of time. It goes on to say, So if you follow through the core training here and build out your business based on the principles here at WA, you are going to establish and strong and very much long term relationship with Google, Bing, and Yahoo, which subsequently will lead to a long term and lucrative business online. This statement is 100% true and not bag advice.
As for this thing with heading tags and Kyle mentioning it several times throughout the core training. I for one am happy he does. Look we are building a business and a brand that most people have never done. Just like when you are in school, repetition works when learning something new.
Number 5 On His Review:
Missing crucial info – Now Niall goes on to say a lot is missing from the core training and provides a list of what he says is missing. We are always encouraged to use all 13 classrooms with thousands of other training materials. The core training is designed for the most crucial parts of setting up a business. This list he provides on his video, and the one below this paragraph are important but not as important then what is already in the core training.
Number 6 On His Review:
Disorganized Training – Niall goes on talking about how the training is disorganized and he even says that it leads him to believe that these videos are done half hazard. Then begins to talk about the 46th lesson on the 5th lesson is where you are taught how to plan out you write articles for your website. This is not true for I remember a lesson that teaches us how to write content and which template to use.
You can refer back to the video if you would like but here are two still pictures. The first was the one Niall talks about and the second one is a still picture that I just took. Now if you look at the top of both pictures you will see that they are in fact from the same course, but the picture that I took is where you are taught how to create and write your content. The lesson is in Lesson 2 courses 3. Niall says it’s not till the 46the lesson, Now in all honesty, who are you going to believe? The proof is right there. Feel free to compare them.
Niall than goes on to talk about Google ad send and about in one lesson you are told to ad google ad send and in the very next lesson you are told not to use google ad send. Well if you look closely at that statement, it is a question and a suggestion. We are not discouraged from using google ad send.
Number 7 On His Review:
I am not going to say much about the ranking system in WA because there is nothing wrong with the system. You earn your rank for helping your community, posting quality blogs and training for other members to see. It is a great system and sets you involved in the community.
Well, you would think that Niall would stop there, but not quite yet. He then decided to take a cheap shot at a member of WA. Without telling the whole story behind this, Who was affected by the July google update. When I contacted her through WA, she was shocked to find that this happened and so I gave her the link to the video. After she watched the video she contacted me and said she left a comment on his video And this is what she said to him, I don’t think I have to say anything else about this.
The last thing he talks about is taking breaks. After writing every day and for a month you need to take a break from your training to get things to straighten up on your site. Kyle said to take a break from training this is true but, what people don’t see because of the way he did his video and the blue highlighted areas you don’t see what’s underneath taking the break, and that is all he wants you to see. Here is a screenshot. Look and you will see what I mean.
During the breaks, you are supposed to continue with your site and continue to put in action what you have learned. It is good to take a break from training for a bit and just concentrate on our sites. At least Kyle and Carson care about us enough to not overwhelm us to the point we give up.
OK, there you have it. In this article, I have not only proved that Niall Doherty is a liar about this review in all 7 aspects of his complaints, but I have provided the proof for it. As for Niall Doherty’s video review, I now call it
Time For The Wrap Up
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