I've Tried That
It's a shame that some people will miss out on a perfectly great opportunity, by totally listening to the "failures" and disturbance of others; Who find it easier to criticise than to persistently learn, take action and work. With, Wealthy Affiliate, they even allow people to try as a Free Member and test drive their premium benefits totally free for 7 days. Then you still can remain a free member for as long as you like, you'll just no longer have the premium access unless you go premium. If anyone want to learn all there is to know about being an Affiliate or Internet Marketing, I would highly encourage them to try WA for themselves.
To go premium, It's one monthly reasonable price. No upgrades to worry about. Lots of training and resources, you can even "make it" off the skills you'll learn there, if you desire. You can make a little "change" as a free member promting WA., took a minute for me to realize that. Now, it's not a get rich over night thing, but it is something that you build, learn and earn over time, in my opinion.
Do not take the advice of others who have possibly broke rules by spamming or something, because they don't play that. Or don't pay attention, to those who were upset because they didn't make overnight money. They teach you to start doing whatever it is that you are most passionate about to make it, that way you'll likely stick with it longer.
However, for anyone who want to succeed in this industry, Wealthy Affiliate is the idea thing to try. I recommend just try them first as a totally free member, to see if you like it or not. You like it stay and succeed; You don't keep it moving, simple as that.
"Everything is not for Everybody"