If you are considering joining WA, you may find yourself wondering how to make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
Well, the process is simple but does require a lot of hard work.
If you are interested in learning about the entire WA system you can check out my full review here.
However, in this article I am going to get a little more specific as to how you can actually use their platform to make money.
How To Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate
If you have just joined the community you will quickly see that they teach you how to build and grow websites.
As those sites begin to gain traffic you can monetize them by placings ads or affiliate links on your site and throughout your articles.
As people click on ads or click through your affiliate links and make purchases, you will begin to earn commissions.
So, what do you write about?
That is the main thing I want to cover today.
First off, I highly recommend going through the Certification training before the Affiliate Bootcamp.
In the Bootcamp, they encourage you to promote WA but how can you when you haven’t made any money yet?
Save the Bootcamp training after you have a site that has made a couple hundred dollars.
In the third lesson, you will learn about choosing a niche.
They will say that you can make money in any niche. This is true.
But some niches are easier to earn money in than others.
You may be super passionate about business, but it would take a long time to compete with some big players out there.
This is why I always encourage my referrals to choose a product-oriented niche.
I made this mistake when I first started. I chose a niche that ended up being purely informational, meaning my visitors weren’t really looking to buy things.
My second site had huge affiliate programs ($100-250 per sale!). However, I quickly realized this meant there was a lot of competition.
I was seeing some traffic to these sites but they had only made a couple dollars.
Four months into my journey at WA, I started from scratch as I knew I need something product oriented.
So, I hopped on Amazon to see some of their best-sellers and started cross-checking them on Google Trends
Check The Competition!
Once you have a couple ideas, you need to check the competition and search volume for some keywords related to that niche.
For this part it may be worth it to skip ahead to Lesson 9 before deciding on a niche.
WA has their own keyword research tool called Jaaxy.
This is a great way to get started. They define the competition by QSR or quoted search results.
That just means if you search in Google with quotes “keyword phrase” it will tell you how many sites have that exact phrase.
The lower the better obviously.
However, to see backlink information about the competition you have to click to a different page.
You can start with Jaaxy, but it will be limited.
If you want to take it one step further, sign up for a 7-day trial of Long Tail Pro, it costs $1!
LTP gives you more information and makes it easy to identify profitable keywords with their KC score.
They pull backlink information from Majestic so you can see how likely you are to rank for certain keywords.
I would recommend trying to find a niche that has at least 5-10 keywords that have over 1,000 searches per month with several dozen other keywords that get at least 100 searches per month.
Some people recommend going after keywords with a KC score of less than 35.
For your first site I would try to stay under 30 and if you can find some under 25 even better!
If you are really lucky, you will find some in the teens which you can rank for quickly after your site comes out of the sandbox.
If you are planning on building links (not necessary but will increase your site authority to compete for bigger keywords), I would recommend writing articles for your bigger keywords first, so they can marinate in Google longer.
If you take advantage of your free trial of LTP, you could find dozens of keyword ideas for articles in those seven days.
Definitely enough to keep you busy for most of the training.
Then by the time you run out, hopefully you will be earning enough money to justify paying for it!
How Much Money Can You Make With Wealthy Affiliate
This is definitely the question everyone wants answering. I have had many people ask me “Can You Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?” or “How Much Money Can I Make With Wealthy Affiliate?”
Well, it depends.
I know that is not what you want to hear, but it does. And success comes at different times for different people.
Things to consider:
- How competitive is your niche?
- How much content have posted?
- Is your content good enough?
- Are you asking for the sale?
- For Amazon affiliates, what commission range are you in?
- Are you reviewing $10 products or $50 products?
If you have checked out my income reports you will see in the first six months I only made a couple dollars.
But in the next six months things really started to turn a corner! Just like they said would happen in the training.
However, I think in the training it says 3-4 months but with the Google sandbox it’s probably closer to six months before you rankings will really start climbing.
It will all be worth it though as you see your earnings climb with the traffic.
In the sixth month of my new site, sales started to double for several months in a row until it leveled off around $200 per month.
Around this time I took a class that taught link building strategies which I implemented on that site and a fourth one I had started about six weeks prior.
A few weeks later the growth came back and I really started seeing results.
So much, that I made over $1,300 in November 2017 and only $80 of that was from a 5-month-old site.
The rest was from my third site which was about 14 months old.
As you can see this is a game of patience and consistency, not a sprint.
In December, I totaled over $900 with almost $300 of that coming from the six-month-old site which is by far the fastest earner so far.
Keep in mind I average 10-15 hours a week on these as a side project to my day job.
If you are able to put more time in, then I would fully expect you to see faster growth.
Some people see results faster or slower than this, this is just my experience that I am sharing with you.
You can read about many other success stories inside WA.
Hopefully this gives you a better idea about making money with Wealthy Affiliate.
I know I haven’t provided you with a concrete answer but this is at least one example of a live case study from the inside.
Do you have what it takes to see success faster than this? Let me know.