WAH Program Review: Is This Online Course As Simple As They Make It Seem? (2024 Update)
Looks like we’ve stumbled across another affiliate marketing business – this one’s called the WAH (Work At Home) Program.
Online job seekers will see this sort of vaguely-titled program and often jump all over it – which is fine…when it’s not a scam.
WAH Program's website isn't even functioning anymore, but we can summarize their (former?) promise: you earn money from posting a random affiliate link around the internet.
Doesn't seem super exciting or high-ticket.
Let’s dive in to see if there are any alternatives.
UPDATE: This company is now out of business, as far as we can tell. We will let this review stand as proof of our warnings and recommendations throughout the industry.
This WAH Program review has been thoroughly researched with information and testimonials that are available to anyone in the public. Any conclusions drawn by myself are opinions.
- Work From Home (obviously)
- Might be able to make money
- Fake testimonials
- Fake online presence of the founder
- This company is now defunct
Why Listen To UsMy name is Josiah, and this is my Dad, Joel.
Together, we make up the team here at Scamrisk.
If you’ll let me bother you for two minutes, I’d like to quickly explain why I’m even here writing this review.
In early 2020, I had just graduated from college & had no real career prospects.
I knew I was destined for something more, but I had no clue how I was going to make it happen.
I had this sinking feeling in my gut all the time… like the “big man upstairs” had accidentally given me the version of life where I’d be mediocre forever, instead of the one where I was, ya know – happy & fulfilled.
I had fiddled around with some different online businesses in college:
Some random MLMs, a bit of affiliate marketing, a (failed) dropshipping store or two, all the usual suspects.
Even my dad had been involved in MLMs back in the day… selling knives & other random nonsense people (probably) didn’t need.
All I really wanted was to find something that was going to actually work for me.
Maybe those things had worked for others, but for me it all turned up a fat “0” in the bank account department.
So I searched! And searched… and searched… and searched…
And eventually, I somehow stumbled upon a program that promised to help me build an income online (read about it here if you’re curious).
I didn’t really want to be “rich”.
The thought of making a reliable $5K per month & not having to worry about clocking in to a 9-to-5 ever again was all I needed.
Sure, there were people in the program doing high-6 and low-7 figures per year… but that wasn’t what I was out for.
I just wanted to provide freedom for myself, and if I was lucky, take my family along for the ride.
Fast forward a few days and a few phone calls & I was enrolled!
Here’s the first “money making website” I put up:
I built that site in 2020, and it still makes me $1,500 per month. It’s a basic 5 page website I built based on a template the program provides.
The best part to me? My dad and I get to do it all together!
So between the:
Is why I recommend local lead generation as my #1 business model for making money online.
Sure, it takes some work and dedication – but anyone that tells you that there’s a business out there that requires no work is selling you a lemon.
I’m not saying you need to sign up for the same program I did, but I would definitely recommend giving the business model a peek!
In this WAH Program review, we’ll get further into the pros and cons of the program.
But before that, let’s ask ourselves: Is affiliate marketing even a worthwhile business model?
On the one hand, the promise is great…
You don’t have to create products, worry about fulfillment, customer service, or bad reviews.
Your only job is to get the right customers in front of the right offer, and take a commission when they buy.
And - theoretically - you can do it all in an hour a day from the beach.
Sounds simple, right?
Well, not really. Driving traffic (that’s internet speak for getting customers) is single-handedly the hardest part of the entire marketing process.
Later in this review, we’ll talk about all the different skills you need to drive traffic successfully.
For now, let’s just say the promise doesn’t really match up with reality.
At best, affiliate marketing is a job. You’re working for someone else, selling their products, and at any time, they can change your commission structure or block you from selling their stuff entirely.
In this business, you don’t really own or control anything. Since - for the most part - you’re driving traffic (again, the hardest job of all) and sending it to someone else, you don’t even get to keep the customers, who are the most valuable piece of the puzzle.
At worst, affiliate marketing is a pyramid scheme. There are certain - ahem - programs that charge you a monthly “membership fee”, under the guise that you will learn how to be a “wealthy affiliate marketer”.
Once you join, however, you find out the only way to really make money is by being an affiliate for that program.
That’s pretty much the textbook definition of a pyramid scheme.
Now, let’s say you really want that hour-a-day-work-from-the-beach lifestyle.
What if there was a way you could build a passive income stream that’s actually passive?
An income stream that doesn’t require:
- Thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours before seeing your first dollar
- Doing all the hard work of driving traffic to only get a tiny commission
- Running your business on someone else’s terms
An income stream that brings in consistent revenues every single month (from a couple thousand dollars to well over $10,000)?
An income stream you could actually build in your spare time, and grow as large or as small as you want to, without having to spend hours a day testing, tweaking, and risking your money in the hope you can finally start making sales?
If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, check out Digital Leasing.
This is like taking all the good parts from affiliate marketing (however few there are), and putting aside all the bad.
However, if you’d still like to know more about WAH Program, keep reading.
What Is The WAH Program?
In November 2014, the domain wahprogram .com was registered for the WAH (Work at Home) Program.
This WAH Program made a bold claim that users could earn money online by just link posting on the internet. This is possible, but not as simple as they make it out to be.
People can earn “hundreds of dollars per hour from home, without any special skills or experience,” Work At Home EDU said on their now-defunct website.
The goal of the WAH program is to help people find jobs online and teach them how to make money online by posting links.
The initial step you need to take is to create an account, so you can start posting links of products and earning money online.
Frankly, WAH Program is neither a legitimate online business nor a real job if done the way they tell you.
It will try to persuade you that submitting links to various parts of the internet and earning money is as simple as that.
However, in reality, there are no companies that will pay you to just share or post a link on the internet – not without some more meat on the bone, at least.
They use a skeleton-concept of affiliate marketing in an attempt to convince their clients that it is legitimate.
Affiliate marketing, on the other hand, is a very different beast – sometimes worth looking into, sometimes filled with false promises of its own.
Who Is The Founder Of The WAH Program A Fraud?
There was some controversy about who started the WAH program and who its founder was.
Initially, the WAH program said they were founded by Bobbie Robinson, a single mother who was also the organization's creator.
However, if you look at the WAH Program's business profile on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), you will learn that an owner is a man named Lou Kallianes, whose identity is not disclosed on the BBB's website.
Furthermore, three other people were identified as the founders of the WAH Program: Robin Moore, Angela Bussio, and Melissa Johnson.
You will also notice in the photo above that there are two distinct women's photographs with the same name and the same job description.
Something tells me these are fake people, offering fake testimonials.
I would bet that this Lou Kallianes fella went out and picked some stock photos and made up a phony, pretty female spokeperson to help run his scam operation.
How Does WAH Program Work?
WAH claims to be an online platform where you can earn money by simply posting links to websites. These hyperlinks oftencontain advertisements for certain online businesses that pay them.
You will need to create an account, which will require a registration fee. This account will allow you to post links on multiple sites - which seems like something you should be able to do without becoming a member for some sketchy program.
Their claim is that companies worth billions of dollars will pay you to sit at home and post links to their items on social media.
After you register and pay, you can just sit in front of your laptop and wait for the links that you will be publishing on other websites, including your own website. You can then earn money quickly and simply....
…well, that’s that sales pitch, at least.
We know that the job appears to be simple, but that it also appears to be very shady at the same time since we know that’s just not how things work.
Who Is The WAH Program Work From Home Targeting?
Honestly, they are targeting an audience of people who aren't paying attention to red flags.
No one should sign up for this program at this time. And now you can't, because the FTC shut it down.
This is one of the programs out there that offer suspicious online jobs.
The WAH program is said to be looking for people who are at least 13 years old and willing to learn how to make money online.
Yeah, 13 years old...real trustworthy. But on the bright side, it may be good for a teen to learn how online scams work early on in their life.
It's simple to see why individuals sign up for this program - do nothing, make money.
The sales page tries to get people who want to start an internet business to join their scheme by offering false promises.
There sure are a lot of people out there who say that the WAH Kit program doesn't live up to their expectations....
WAH Program Online Reviews
Let’s hear what the people have to say – the first reviews we found looks very harsh:
“I had just recently discovered the WAH program online, and I was reading this article about how this lady apparently makes $12,000 a month while working just 5–8 hours a week at home. I thought to myself “there is no way in hell this is legit.” I read some reviews online and people were saying that it’s a scam, which didn’t surprise me.
If I were you, I wouldn’t trust any of those types of websites. Anything you see online that says “you can make this amount of money working at home,” or “you can make money just by taking surveys,” or “you can make money by watching videos,” don’t trust any of that bullshit, they’re all scams. I learned that the hard way. I tried this one website where you apparently could make money by watching videos (I don’t remember the name of the site), and you get a certain amount of points after each video, then the points translate to dollars. I spent about an hour watching these stupid recipe videos, then it only gave me like 3 dollars, lmao. At that point I was like “this is bullshit,” and I stopped using that website. Like I said, don’t trust any of those “make money online” websites, they’re all scams.”
“#OhButNo….(I have ZERO Experience with this company). One of my family members just called me and told me about this job situation (not knowing what “I” know now) but I decided to read about it first and I am so glad that I did.
These 7 reviews prior to mine was a huge help and saved me alot of time and energy. Even though I was never going to pay money to begin working at a job, it’s just good to have other people’s testimony to learn from and confirm things.
I will definitely not be getting into this situation. Plus, I ain’t got a PENTY the first to be wasting anyway, LOL…So, Thank You All for you guys’ help. I hope you all have a blessed day today….God Bless!!”
This review is more down the middle:
“I think it all sounds too good to be true too. But it seems that all of the reviews are based solely on opinions about being disrupted by ads or believing in the potential incomes claimed in the advertising. I think it is slanderous to make such derogatory comments about a company without having first hand working knowledge and/or experience working with the company and use of it’s products.
I’m just saying I like to get opinions from both sides. But if someone’s opinion is based solely on their decision to refute the company’s claims blindly and choosing not to do business with them because of personal reasons based only on what they have seen advertised is really a disservice to those who are seeking credible opinions and information.
If you haven’t subscribed to, purchased from, or worked with a particular company then DEFINITELY DO NOT LEAVE YOUR OPINIONATED COMMENTS ON THE BBB! Use a blog for that. This impacts the company negatively and some commenters have no knowledge at all about the company other than the ads they have seen pop up on their homescreen.”
This one seems to be written by the WAH owner himsef:
“I have only seen 1 review from an actual customer. The rest are just mad that they get the pop up or that they use someone’s name. I haven’t seen anything here from some who have applied and what their results are.”
These ones appears to be directed at WAH concepts in general:
"For those of us that have found work at home jobs maybe we can provide a little bit of information on where we work, what we do, about how much we get paid (as much as you want to share) and the pluses and downs of the work.
I started out working at home doing VIPKid, teaching children in China how to speak English. You do need a four year degree for the job and do not need to speak Chinese, the kids talk in English. Loved the job but when COVID came it really hit the ESL market hard and I quit to find more steady work.
+: Pay was $18-$25/hour (the more classes you taught in a month the more your hourly pay was), the kids became little members of our family and I loved seeing them and conversing with them
-: even experienced teachers could find themselves going from a full schedule to one that is empty for no reason. There were rumors that the company would give classes to new teachers and steer students to those teachers but it wasn't proven. I had several times when I went from a full schedule to almost nothing. The hours are bad too, for MST the hours were overnights or very early mornings. 3am-7am.
Lionbridge: I honestly get paid to watch YouTube videos and rate them for different things such as accuracy or quality for kids programming
+: very flexible. I can log in and out whenever I want, there's hours in the early morning to late at night. Pay is decent for what I do $14/hour. I've been with LB for a year next month. Also I'm an employee, not a contractor
-: The tasks can be hard to come by. It's a job that is limited to 20 hours a week and they do ask you do at least 10 hours but there are times it's hard to find tasks. The job can be difficult when you are watching hours of political videos but they do have a free wellness program.
The worst part of Lionbridge is the test you have to take to get on. I think it's a 106 pg booklet to study and then a long test. You can be let go at any time and few of us do YouTube, most do other tasks.
Concentrix: I got hired but couldn't start there. Chat support. Pay was $13/hour to start. Full time hours, use your own equipment.
ACD Direct: Just started, taking pledge calls for PBS, ASPCA, etc. (NO SALES!) Pay is okay ($15/hour paid on a per minute talk rate, bonuses available) and right now there are pledge drives so quite a bit of work. I did put in a good 7 unpaid hours of training before I got on. Use your own desktop and headphones with mic (no landline needed) Hours are almost 24/7 really but the day hours tend to go to the ones that have been on for a while."
"I looked into Concentrix. They put me in a program with a conflict of interest from my other job. Tried forever to get changed. One day I randomly got an invite to join an hour Zoom to go over a job offer. That job only had training during weekdays. So I didn’t get anywhere at all trying to use them as a second job evenings/weekends. I asked so many times for specific groups that wanted evenings weekends for both part time and full time. It seems a little unorganized or group specific not caring about the business as a whole to help an applicant find something that fits when they have so many jobs with crap descriptions on job openings.
I am a social media evaluator for Lionbridge. It’s not bad. It only takes a few minutes per day up to $10 per day.
I also use Amazon Mechanical Turk and Prolific to participate in different studies. What I make depends on what I put into it. I started the year strong but don’t want to continue doing these and spending time waiting to qualify to earn a few dollars here and there. COVID made this great in some ways and not so great in other ways. I’ve made about 12k this year between the two platforms.
I’m in the US and I am looking for to something for evenings and weekends that will withhold taxes. Training during weekends or evenings would be a huge plus. Set hours and days would be fine. If you know of something let me know."
"I just wanted to let anyone who was considering concentrix as employment know my personal experience. I was fired today EDIT lmao.
Basics: Customer service call center 19inch laptop and USB headset full and part time options
Firstly: It’s super easy to get hired. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. They made you do a couple of tests before they let you schedule with a recruiter.
The orientation: Honestly it’s a lot of lies. They tell you how the system works like clocking in and dress code but when you actually get hired it contradicts everything they said originally. They make it seem like a dream job.
I was hired on for Intuit customer service. The training was 9 days full time shifts. It was mostly video modules and you’re in a group of about 20-40 my group started out with 30. The video module training only takes up about 4 hours out of your actual day but there are slower people in the group so I would entertain myself by watching youtube on my phone or even taking a nap at my desk with the headset on.
Nesting: This is when you begin to hate your life. You start taking calls these days, they promise that you’ll only work 2 hours a day of calls at first to get used to it and that they would be easy calls. They promised to show live demo calls being taken by the trainer and they repeated over and over you won’t be thrown to the wolves. This is false. My first nesting day me and a few coworkers were taking calls for 7 hours. We were on the phones an hour past our shifts and when we came back to the training room after we finished up all the trainers had clocked out and went home leaving us newbies to fend for ourselves. The calls I received on my first day were incredibly hard for a newbie, tax questions, w2 questions nothing we learned in our modules.
Applications: They make you download about 6-7 applications for your computer which will make the newest computer run like crap. My brand new computer sounds like it’s dying. They make you have all of these applications open during your shift as well. The punch clock has been broken for forever and no one has fixed it. They have 5 different group chats for assistance and no one answers you in any of them, they tell you to google the question.
Customers: The customers are mostly terrible, you’re dealing with money and where money is so people get mad when they don’t have their tax return. I’ve been cussed at told I was going to be sued so on so forth. There were many days I cried after work.
Expectations: They also expect you to have your software and 7 applications open before clocking in which I’m pretty sure is considered work and is illegal to not be paid for. They’ve had 4 lawsuits that I could find just by googling how they don’t pay employees to open their software (which can take up to 10 minutes) You also have to video chat each customer too with an application called smart look. It shows your face and allows you to see a customers screen.
You CAN NOT clock out even a second early or you get reprimanded. At my old job we could clock in and out up to 5 minutes early or late and be fine. I did that at concentrix and got yelled at, clocking in 5 minutes early and leaving 5 minutes early.
They will make you take a call even if it’s 1:29 and you’re done at 1:30.
Schedules: They messed up my schedule and when a manager told me to leave early because of the mess up they still docked me a point that I had to dispute and got the point removed. They don’t tell you either many of my coworkers have been docked points and didn’t know about it until they checked their time cards, which are almost written in gibberish they’re so hard to read.
Why I got fired: My closing case rate was 7% below the expectation. You can’t close a case if the issue wasn’t resolved or if a customer doesn’t answer the phone or chat, so after having a week where I had a few cases left open due to those reasons they fired me. They also said I wasn’t video chatting enough (which is hard to do many customers don’t want to video chat or are driving or just have a quick easy question) and I didn’t get enough SURVEYS really? Surveys?
Is it worth it?
My answer: No. The chaotic structure, no help from team leaders (some are great most don’t care), scheduling discrepancies, dealing with irate customers, poor training, training based on lies is not worth $12 an hour.
I dreaded going there everyday. It’s not as bad now but it’s still not great. I have spent many nights crying over this job. It’s mentally exhausting I have nightmares honestly haha. I worked customer service almost all of my life and this has to be one of the worst ones.
If anyone has questions I can try my best to answer them or if you want to share your experiences Id love to hear them!
EDIT: I forgot to mention they monitor your webcam and your screen. A team leader told us that if you don’t restart your computer after your shift the moderators can potentially see your personal browsing or still be able to see you through the webcam. Which is some big brother type of bull crap."
How Much Does WAH Program Cost?
WAH is absolutely NOT a free program.
Apologies for the sketchy image, but the WAH Program used a sketchy, Windows 95 kind of website.
It costs $97 to get started. Then, as you click to leave the site, the price reduces to $47. Sounds great, right? A price reduction on software that allows you to make money on the side...
...well, maybe not.
Initially, you need to pay $47 to $97 as the registration cost, which is also known as the "direct online income kit", and then followed by $194.95 to enjoy the advanced program that claims to help you earn six figures a month.
WAH program once promised that your money was refundable.
However, they were not true to their claims - not until the Federate Trade Commission intervened. It was the FTC's mission to assist their clients in getting their money back (and likely helped push this company out of business).
Using WAH is like paying for nothing.
What Is The WAH Program's BBB Rating?
I have seen so many bad reviews and red flags about this program, so I checked the Better Business Bureau rating. It didn't surprise me when I saw that they had the lowest possible rating – F; and that they are now out of business.
To learn more, visit the BBB website.
Is WAH Program A Scam?
The WAH Program has been given plenty of awful reviews and a lot of bad ratings.
Personally speaking, this kind of program will not make you money. Instead, it could cost you a lot of money.
Plus, all the great comments about the program in the testimonials were all proven to be fake.
So even if you're dead set on becoming an affiliate marketer, you've got way better options than the WAH Program.
So, is WAH Program a scam?
Not technically, I guess. Does it matter anymore?
You can make money with this program, but making money with affiliate marketing definitely isn’t as easy as the company makes it sound.
Driving traffic is extremely difficult. In order to do it successfully, you need to at least understand all these things, if not be a ninja at them:
- Google Ads
- Facebook Ads
- Content Writing
- Website Building
- Conversion Optimization
- Email Marketing
- Click Tracking
And a lot more.
There’s a ton of work to be done upfront, no real guarantee of success, and - most importantly - the actual commissions are pretty small.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with front-loading the work and making the money later.
But if you’re grinding it out for 3 months and then your reward is a $50 commission, it’s not really worth it.
What if, instead, you could do that same 3 months of work (in your spare time), and your reward was a $500 to $2,000 payment that came in every single month?
And what if you only needed 1 or 2 of the above skills to get started, instead of mastering all 12 before seeing your first dollar?
And what if you actually didn’t need to wait 3 months? What if you could get started today and have your first payment in a week?
And what if you could double it next week?
Well, that’s the power of Digital Leasing.
Your laptop and an internet connection is all you need.
Some of the most successful students in this program run their entire 6-figure businesses from:
- A camper in the middle of the woods
- A beach chair on the water in Mexico
- A small villa in Greece
They’re able to travel around, living their lives first, and focusing on their income second.
Because even if they stop working for an extended period of time, the money keeps coming in.
So adventure, memories, and experience are the top priority.
And they never have to worry about how to pay for the next trip, or consider asking for time off.
If this sounds more like the type of life you want to lead, just click here to find out more about Digital Leasing.
Are There Alternatives To WAH Program?
Yes, there are plenty of Affiliate Marketing programs and resources to choose from if you want to pursue this business model. Here are just a few:
- Affiliate Marketing Mastery
- Amazon Affiliate Marketing
- Commission Junction
- Wealthy Affiliate
What Is My Top Recommendation In Making Money Online In 2024?
Our review team has spent months researching, reviewing, and vetting dozens of business models and thousands of programs.
While there may be no “perfect business”, the research IS conclusive:
Whether you’ve never made a dollar online, or you’ve been in this space for a while but never really “made it,” Digital Leasing is for you.
1) It’s Flexible: got an hour a day? You can do this. Ready to drop everything else and dive in full time? You can do this. Yes, the more time you put in, the faster you see results. But even with a little time each day, you can move the needle in a Digital Leasing business.
And because this system is so flexible, you don’t have to constantly be working to make more money. It’s called PASSIVE INCOME because if you stop working, the money doesn’t.
Imagine taking 3 months off to just tour around Europe, rent a cabin in the woods to write a book, hike the Appalachian Trail, or live on the beach and surf all day.
This is only possible if you have an income stream that’s not tied to your time.
2) You Own & Control EVERYTHING: With Affiliate Marketing, you don’t really own anything. You have no control over the quality of products. You don’t even own customers.
Look at the fine print for most affiliate agreements. At any point, the company can change your commission structure, reduce your profit margins, or kick you out entirely.
With Digital Leasing, you own the assets, which means you have all the power and all the control.
3) Little To No Startup Costs: It’s possible to get into Digital Leasing with zero dollars upfront. Because, using the strategies outlined in this program, you can get a client to pay you BEFORE spending a penny out of your own pocket...even before you do any work.
Even without getting paid in advance, you can have your first Digital Rental Property up, running, and generating profits for less than $100.
4) Easy To Duplicate: Ok, here’s the best part: once you have your first Digital Rental Property up and running, you can literally DOUBLE your income with a few clicks, a couple keystrokes, and a single phone call (and you don’t actually need the phone call).
Remember: each Digital Rental Property is worth $500 to $2,000 a month in semi-passive income (over 95% profit). Every time you decide to create another one and increase your income, it gets easier.
Because you have more knowledge, more experience, more results, and more momentum.
If you wanted to double your income with affiliate marketing, you’d have to double your traffic, double the average order size of each customer, OR double your commission rate. And, guaranteed that’s a lot harder than a few clicks and a few minutes of your life.
5) Make Money Helping Real People: This part is what makes it all worth it. With affiliate marketing, you’re selling the product with the best commission rate, NOT the one that’s going to improve the most people’s lives.
And that makes it pretty hard to sleep at night.
But with Digital Leasing, you’re actually helping people by solving your clients’ biggest problem:
Small, local businesses need more customers, and with Digital Leasing, you are unleashing a flood of happy, paying customers for these businesses.
You make money by helping them make money.
Not a big, faceless corporation either...a small business owner who’s using that money to put food on the table for their family, start a college fund for their kids, or take care of a sick parent.
Once you see how Digital Leasing makes a real impact in the lives of real people, you’ll sleep like a baby with a big smile on your face.
Now, the choice is yours. You could continue browsing, looking at opportunities like WAH Program which could one day make you money.
You could continue researching, never making a decision.
OR, you could take a look inside, consider what you really want, and join a program that makes your dreams a reality. At the same time, joining a community of over 2,000 successful students that are living life on their own terms thanks to Digital Leasing.
A consistent, reliable, semi-passive stream of income that doesn’t depend on you or your time to keep producing profits.
All while genuinely helping real people who are grateful and happy to pay for it.
If this sounds more like what you want out of life (or if you just want some nice side income), click here to learn more about Digital Leasing.
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