Can you really make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
That is one of the most popular questions that get asked by new members when they first join Wealthy Affiliate.
Me having been a member for 4 years now (you can see my WA profile below), I think I’m equipped with enough experience to answer that question.
No, Wealthy Affiliate can not make you money!
But before I explain why you can’t make money; let me just give you a quick story about my background with Wealthy Affiliate.
I first joined with Wealthy Affiliate around late 2009 / early 2010. I had just launched (and lost) a successful freelance marketing business which you can read about here and I was looking for ways to make an income online.
I found WA, checked it out; didn’t like the whole “work hard” mentality and decided to go my separate way and look for other forms of training.
The following months were spent buying up course after course, yet I still found myself with nothing to show for it and that is when I decided to give this Wealthy Affiliate one last go and go back to where I first started.
Disclaimer: I knew WA was a great place to learn, but I didn’t like the fact that we had to do actual work and have the patience for it to happen. How native right?
Long story short; I become yet again a Wealthy Affiliate member (on the 25th June 2012) and started working and doing the courses available in there..
Another few months down the line, and I still had nothing to show for it. Paying the monthly subscription at WA was becoming a bigger burden as time passed by.
Until one day;
One fine morning I decided to check my Amazon Associates account with little excitement (as I was sure it was going to show $0 like it had been for months) but this time it was different;
Congratulations Chris; You’ve made $0.87c!
Now, some might think I am telling you all this to show you how ridiculous trying to make money with WA is by only making $0.87c after months and months of work, but that is not what I mean:
I actually was super happy and excited and I had the biggest smile I had worn in months. I finally did it, I finally made some money online through my blogging!
*Please note that with my freelance business I was making $10000 to $2000 a month so I had made money online before, just not passively with affiliate marketing.
I have to admit; that $0.87c changed me. In more ways than I can describe here but I do go into it in my ebook: How To Win At Affiliate Marketing.
With that 87c clearly visible and credited to me in my affiliate dashboard in Amazon, I finally realised that:
- It actually does involve work to make this happen
- I can do this over and over again and;
- I did no “work” to make this money.
Let me explain to you what I mean by my last point:
When I say there was “no work” involved, I don’t mean that I did absolutely nothing, because as I’ve explained; I’ve been working on my site for months at that point.
However, it happened while I was away from my computer and I didn’t have to do ‘anything myself”.
It was my site doing the work, and the transaction was handled completely independently from myself.
I did not have to ship the product, I did not have to get in touch with the buyer and I didn’t have to do none of the work usually associated with selling an item.
I did that as an affiliate marketer and I got paid for my work.
From that point on; I realised that if I just keep putting in the work, that those 87c will get bigger and bigger and it’s with great pleasure I tell you today that in fact; it did get bigger.
Nowadays my online earnings fuel my life free of the boring, mind-numbing life I used to have and I run my business how I please and whenever I please and I see no limit to how much I can make.
After reading this story of this blogger making $10,000 a month from Amazon, I decided that my next goal would be just that; $10K a month.
Although I am not quite there yet, I have absolute faith that I will be reaching that goal in the next few years.
In March 2016, I’ve managed to match all my 2015 income and it just kept getting better and better from there.
That is my story of where I was, how I got started and where I am now… So, let’s get back to the question at hand here:
Can You Really Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?
No you can’t.
Wealthy Affiliate will not make you money unless you decide to make money with all the tools and training available in there.
I have now been a member of WA for 5 years and to this day I have not met anybody on there that has managed to make money “just because he / she is a member of WA”.
All the successful marketers on there did the necessary work and are now successful all have a similar story to share;
Wealthy Affiliate is amazing, but you have to do the work necessary to make it happen yourself.
It’s no use having the best training and not using it, just as it is no use to have a gym membership and never attending.
It does require work on your behalf and do not be fooled into thinking there is magical system out there that can make you money without you doing any work yourself.
I am a proud WA-er and a believer in the training provided in there. So much so that I have since became an affiliate at Wealthy Affiliate and in fact, I do make the most of my income thanks to the students I have in WA.
“Ohhh, so that’s why you’re saying Wealthy Affiliate is amazing only because you’re an affiliate of it and want to reach that $10K by promoting WA?”
If that question came from you, then let me explain to you why I became a WA member and an affiliate:
My mission with this blog is to teach as many people as I can how to get out of the rat race using the same methods that I use.
Now, if you want to join WA and have a fighting chance at making it happen, then by my guest and I would love to have you in there and me mentoring you.
But please understand that Wealthy Affiliate is free to start with and use for as much as you like.
Go ahead and try it out for free, obviously I won’t be making any money but if you like it, then go ahead and go for the premium option which will be discounted for you for the first month if you join from this page.
Wealthy Affiliate will give you enough time to realize how great and unique it actually is before you ever spend any money on there but I am sure that if you’re really interested in having your own online business, then you will see that there is no other place like WA.
I have not even begin to touch the surface on what Wealthy Affiliate really offers and that’s because I wanted to keep this post short and sweet.
You can see more content and reviews that I have written about WA using the links below”
- A Review Of Wealthy Affiliate: Starting A Blog Business With WA
- The 4 Types Of Membership Inside Wealthy Affiliate
- Wealthy Affiliate Review 2016 Edition: The Latest Updates In WA
- The 10 Reasons Why I Love Wealthy Affiliate
- An Inside Look Into Wealthy Affiliate
In Closing + Some More Wealthy Affiliate Reviews
Before I leave you, I’d like you to read some of the reviews that students of Wealthy Affiliate are leaving, some of which are my students.
If you would like to get the same results, all without spending a diem to get started with, then visit this page and I will be able to mentor you myself.
I look forward to seeing you in there and seeing you WIN but you have to take that first step yourself.
See you on the inside.