What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Program? Wealthy Affiliate or MLSP?


Round 3 – The Battle for the Best Affiliate Marketing Program Rages On!

Will one of these systems get “knocked-out” before Round 5?

 Guess you’ll have to read on…

Knock Out?As I’ve already stated before, this really isn’t a competition, what I’m setting out to do in this battle of the “best affiliate marketing programs” is set the record straight, once and for all, that these two systems really DO NOT belong in the ring together.  I think by the time I’m through, you’ll realize this is the truth.

But maybe you’re new to this event…if you came in direct from a shared link, a search engine, or any other 3rd party, I highly recommend that you go back in time and catch up. You need to take a moment and read through the first two parts of this review before moving on with the rest.

“The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”

I’m not really so sure why I named this round like I did…just attention grabbing I suppose.  There are surely going to be some good, some bad and some down-right ugly things about each and every system on the internet.  Let’s take a look at what makes a system good, bad or ugly.

But first, I’d like to say that I CAN do just about anything I want when it comes to internet marketing.

  • Yes I Can!I CAN write blog posts
  • I CAN make videos
  • I CAN create a website
  • I CAN build marketing funnels
  • I CAN create lead capture pages
  • I CAN send email and create mailing lists
  • I CAN socialize with others
  • I CAN lead a team of individuals
  • I CAN get involved with an MLM
  • I CAN sell products

….I CAN do all of these things.  Soooo… what does this have to do with anything?

The big question becomes… do I really WANT to do all these things without any help and all by myself?


This is where a “good” system can help most individuals accomplish things they normally couldn’t on their own.

A “good” system:

  • Automates repetitive tasks
  • Makes difficult tasks easier
  • Is reliable and “works”
  • Has responsive support
  • Has a respectful community

A “bad” system:

  • Forces users to upgrade
  • Breaks down regularly
  • Tries to hide its faults
  • Acts disrespectful toward it’s users
  • Has unethical business practices

An “ugly” system:

  • Costs a small fortune in up-sells
  • Rarely works right if at all
  • Has very limited or no support
  • Teaches unethical sales practices
  • Usually goes under before it’s first year

Now not everyone will agree with me regarding the lists above, and that’s OK.  I’m not expecting them to.  Not all opinions are the same and no one, and therefore no system is perfect.  Also, no single system works for everyone. If any system out there tries to convince you of that, there’s a problem and it borders on a cult!  RUN AWAY as fast as you can! (lol)

Are You in a Cult?!

Cult – /kəlt/ noun. a relatively small group of people having beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.

Ok, ok…that’s probably taking it to extremes, but all the systems in the world could make claims that “anyone can do it”, because in all reality MOST anyone can! BUT CERTAINLY NOT EVERYONE!

 Many people have (or have created for themselves), as the legendary “Firewalker” Rob Fore once put it, “Hurts, Habits and Hangups“, but even besides that, some people just do not have the emotional or intellectual capacity to work in this industry.  It’s many of these folks that are taken advantage of by the industry they want to be a part of.

This is just a plain, sad FACT.

The somewhat “cult-like” mentality comes from greed.  When creators and/or operators of marketing systems forget who they’re online to serve (if they are in fact out to serve), greed takes over and is turned inward against the members by abusing the system as a means to keep followers in the system.

Why?  Without a continuous flow of loyal, paying members…every system will break down and fail.

A “good” system doesn’t have to coerce it’s members into staying involved in the system…they stay because the want to and because the system works for them and their business model.

Either way, it’s the individual and their personal abilities (mental, emotional, intellectual, physical, social) that decides whether they CAN or CANNOT do this business, NOT the system or the members in it.

The Winner of This Round? – I would say we have a DRAW!  

Neither WA nor MLSP are either “BAD” or “UGLY” systems!  So by default we’ll call them both “GOOD”!  That doesn’t make them perfect or free of faults by any means, they are sites run by people.

After taking a look at both side from this vantage point, we have to admit that both corners have long-standing, rock solid systems with respectful owners and enormous, loyal communities!  For how long?

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) has been around since 2005.

My Lead System Pro (MLSP) since 2008.

Seeing that both programs have lasted 7+ years in this industry and are both going strong should tell you something about their ability to stand the true test of time when it comes to internet marketing!

Ready for ROUND 4?  Go to the next page!

Written by 

Leland Best - CEO of Best Conceptions LLC, has worn many hats over the past 35 years. He has trained and certified in Radio/TV/CATV Production, Automotive Design, Firefighting and Fire/Water Damage Restoration. Leland has been working with computers and the internet since their inceptions, and during his 25 year career as a Civil Designer his home-based business served several Fortune 500's. Leland and his wife Jenna call the Shiawassee River their home where he currently follows his passion as an author, live streamer, video producer and affiliate website builder under the brands BCBLive!™, and The Megabit Affiliate™.

8 thoughts on “What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Program? Wealthy Affiliate or MLSP?”

  1. Hello Leland! I’m enjoying your WA / MLSP articles.

    I was introduced to affiliate programs through Wealthy Affiliate, and their many trainings and fantastic support system has helped me to get through the initial difficulties of launching an online business out of what i considered was “just a hobby”.

    The best thing I like about Wealthy Affiliates is the wonderful sense of community. everyone wants to see each other succeed! And when everyone takes interest in one another’s success, great things begin to happen 🙂

    As for MLSP, it seems to have many benefits of their own as well. All in all it seems like the choice is what’s best for the individual as they both seem to have a great system in place.

    Great articles you’ve got here, keep ’em coming! : )


    1. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the article series, which is yet to be completed! And you’re right, each system on it’s own is strong and well-built. The main thing is that each system is geared toward a different audience and many try to compare apples to oranges in reviews that aren’t really covering all the topics that need to be brought to light.

      I plan to end the confusion once and for all. I still have many friends in MLSP and hope to maintain those relationships in the future. Of course, not everyone will agree with the rawness of my article series, but truth be told, that’s not my concern. I just want the newcomers to be fully informed on both systems so they can make an informed decision as to which is the right one for them.

      Thanks again for stopping by!


  2. Pssh….

    No disrespect towards MLSP or anything but it doesn’t bring nearly as much value to the table that WA does, as seen with your comparison table!

    I’ve been apart of MLSP before, lets just say that I didn’t make squat with what they teach but I’m now making $1,000’s each month with WA 🙂

    Thanks for this awesome post, looking forward to more!


    1. None taken Colton! If you did manage to read the full depth of my 7 page article I think you saw I agree with you. MLSP is geared toward MLM, which doesn’t work well with me either.

      Thanks so much for your input. I’m certain we will be building a long term relationship over at WA! Your sites are awesome! Glad to hear of your much deserved success!

  3. Thank you for this detailed unbiased review and you have used both products. Have always wondered why some people review products they have not used.

    1. You’re welcome Harriet. I don’t believe in providing reviews for thing I’ve never participated in, it’s just bad business. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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