How Long Does It Take To Make Money On Wealthy Affiliate?

How Long Does It Take To Make Money On Wealthy Affiliate?

When I’m going to put my neck out here and assume you’re reading this post because you have decided to start your own online affiliate marketing business. Welcome!

It’s a great business to be in and yes, it requires a lot of work, but then so does any new business. If you have chosen the Wealthy Affiliate platform to build your business on, I’m sure you’re wondering; how long does it take to make money on Wealthy Affiliate? This post will attempt to answer that all important question for you.

How Long Does It Take To Make Money On Wealthy Affiliate?

How long does it take to make money on Wealthy Affiliate?

This is a difficult question to answer, as it depends on the effort you are prepared to put in; whether you follow the training program; and, the niche you decide to promote.

However, assuming you do follow and implement the training as set out on Wealthy Affiliate, your journey to building a sustainable online business could be similar to the example below:

  • Months 1-2 – Are all about setting up your site, writing content, becoming indexed in google and putting in place the foundation of your business. Earning Potential: negligable
  • Months 3-5 – By now you should have between 30-60 posts on your website and your content is getting ranked on google. You may have even made a few sales. Earning Potential: anywhere between $0 – $500 per month
  • By 6 Months – By now you should have between 60-100 posts on your website and should be averaging 100 unique visitors to your website every day. You’ll start seeing more consistency with your sales. Earning Potential: $500+ per month
  • After 1 Year – You should have around 150 posts on your website and be averaging 500+ unique visitors to your website every day. Earning Potential: $3000+ per month
  • After 2 Years – With 200-300 posts on your site, your business should be thriving and Google recognizes your site as an authority in your niche. Earning Potential: $10000+ per month
  • For a more detailed breakdown of the timeline and earning potential – check out this blog post on WA.

Note: the above example is based on the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp Model

It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online. If I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting “instant” success in business.

Great Example, but what’s the reality?

As I mentioned, everyone is different and will achieve success at different rates, so below are some examples of other Wealthy Affiliate Members and their progress to date;

  • $0 to $10 per month in three years – read more
  • $3800 EUR in July and $1348 EUR this week! – read more
  • 20 months with Wealthy Affiliate – how’s my website doing? – read more
  • Earned $2536 yesterday from a Facebook Campaign! – read more

Do I have to promote Wealthy Affiliate to use the platform?

No! It is completely up to you whether you wish to promote Wealthy Affiliate, or simply utilize the training and the Wealthy Affiliate platform to promote a niche of your choosing.

There are a ton of Affiliate programs out there. Wealthy Affiliate can be used to promote virtually any product or service.

If I don’t promote Wealthy Affiliate, why would I join?

The Wealthy Affiliate platform is a complete solution for affiliate marketers.

Regardless of the product or service you promote, you’ll have access to all the tools you need to grow your online business including;

  • A full training program which takes you through the logical steps to establish and grow your business
  • Website Builder and Content Creation tools
  • 2 free websites in the free subscription & up to 50 websites in the premium subscription
  • Email and domain hosting
  • Keyword Research tools
  • Support from other members, including members blogs, forum and live chat
  • Technical Support
  • Analytics and much more

Read more about the benefits of joining Wealthy Affiliate here

Final Thoughts

Building any business takes time and an investment on your part. Why would an online business be any different?

However, the great thing about affiliate marketing is that you can build your business at your pace and ultimately your success is in your own hands.

The reason why I love this business is that I learn something new every day. and I get to apply that learning to my own online business. I always loved writing & blogging, so it’s nice to have a way to make money from something I enjoy so much. Oh, and seeing the results of my work is a fantastic feeling!

Find out more

If you found this article interesting, I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve got a question – get in touch using the comments section below, or contact me at Wealthy Affiliate via my profile here.

8 Responses&nbspso far.

  1. Agnes says:

    Very informative, thank you for that.
    Im on my 2nd month since I started with WA, my 1st website has 3 posts and 8 pages ( work in progress ) but Im finding that each day Im getting more comfortable with the whole aspect of running an on-line business. It’s not so scary anymore… Phew… hahah. But I would like to know how many posts you need to have, and on average how often to write posts in order for Google to rank me and like me???? Thats most puzzling to me.
    I plan on writing 3 great posts per week, is that too little? I’d love some experienced feedback.


    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Agnes, Thanks for your question. If you can stick to 3 posts per week every week, you’ll be well on your way to success in no time. My target for this website is 2 posts per week, as I have a few other sites I’m working on. 3 or more would be better, but that’s all the time I have right now 🙂 All the best of luck with your business. Cheers, Karen

  2. I like the layout of you site, it is very informative. I was searching for some help to build an online business when I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
    I decided to give it a try since in had a free introductory lesson, by the time I got to less 3 in the first course I was hooked. There was so much useful information in the first few lessons that I upgraded to premium.
    As I progressed through the lessons and started building my site I realized what an amazing community of helpful people I had become involved with.
    If anyone reading the comment has any questions or hesitations give it a try by signing up for the free lesson I know if you are serious about creating an online business you won’t regret it.

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Pierre, great to hear from you and it’s awesome that you’ve had a similar experience as I have had with Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, I think it’s a fantastic platform, and I’m just about to expand my services to offer website design and hosting for a couple of local businesses. The thing I love about WA, is that you don’t just have to utilise the training and tools to build affiliate websites, you can apply the learning to virtually website/product or service. All the best, Cheers, Karen

  3. Cathy says:

    I am going to be honest here and say that it actually took me more than a year to earn my first dollar through the Wealthy Affiliate program. The whole online marketing thing was very green to me back then and I actually meddle with a lot of technical issue (which could have been avoided) that wasted a lot of my time.

    Even now that I know better, most days are still not profitable because my day job takes up a lot of my time. By night, I hardly have any strength left to even sit upright in front of the computer.

    It’s challenging, but I am confident that this income model will work as long as I don’t give up.

  4. John Rico says:

    Hello there! I’ve been doing wealthy affiliate for a while now. But when I read your article and the potential earning for each month or years I don’t reach that amount of earnings. I’m lower to it even though I’m doing wealthy affiliate for a while now. Do you have any suggestions to boost my earnings and website visitos?

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi John, to really grow a successful affiliate business you need a well designed website and great content. That’s at the foundation of it all. Aim for writing 2-3 quality posts (that your readers want to read) and use SEO to optimize your articles for organic searches. The other thing to consider, is what are the products you are promoting. For example if you are promoting eBooks for Kindle, you’d need to sell a ton of them to make any decent money. Focusing on higher value products is a better way to go. Obviously there’s a lot of things to improve and grow your affiliate business, these are just a few. That’s why I’m sold on Wealthy Affiliate. They have a great step by step five level training course, which takes you from the basics through to advanced affiliate marketing techniques. It’s definitely worth checking out, if you haven’t done so already. Hope that helps, Kind regards, Karen

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