This is How You Can Pay for Your Wealthy Affiliate Membership

Last Update: October 10, 2018

If you are not sure if you'll be able to afford the Premium membership here at the Wealthy Affiliates, read on!

Here is a great way of how to pay for your wealthy affiliate membership and maybe even earn some extra.

You could maybe, spend that extra on the most fabulous keyword tool - Jaxxy :)

So what is this great way of generating money to pay for your membership?


Site Comments


The newly improved, upgraded Site Comments.


Here is my proof!


$10 in two days :) Ok, ok, I know, it's not an earth-shattering number, but little by little it all adds up.

And, the world needs us to celebrate our small victories too :) So, this is what I'm doing.

Celebrating my small, but hugely motivating victory and getting on with my work.

How Do You Earn on Site Comments?


1. You need to write 50 high quality and engaging comments, in 30 days. This will give you the Certified status, and will unlock the start of earnings.

2. Every other comment your write, you earn $0.50.

3. The other comments give you community credit for you to request comments for your site. Very important too!

There.

Easy.

Give it a try, it's great fun!

Have a great evening/day everyone!

Thanks for reading :)

Have you been using Site Comments?

Any tips on how to great and helpful comments for our WA friends' sites?

Have you stared earning yet?

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Shmurph Premium
idk what picture you mean. Im just wondering where I find sites to comment and where I have this tracker.. Idk it feels useless at this point, my own site is barelt set up cuz I need content, and ai see a lof these a c4c so someone will comment back and my site is;t ready
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Shmurph Premium
I only have a few days then need to cancel.. I ended up being way to busy... so I have to do right 50 high-quality comments just to unlock the ability to have comments start making money towards my membership? And can it be comments anywhere? Where do I look to keep track? I'm so confused.. I literally only have until the second.. If I have unlock it first is that even possible?
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Kosovari2019 Premium
Greetings to you

can you upload it?

a picture about your problem?
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AlenkaV Premium
Hi

You can find the sites to post the comments on if you click on Websites (on your left hand side on the screen) and then go into Site Comments.
There you'll be able to Offer Comments.
You can select the niches you'd like to comment on etc...

If you have a problem with continuing with your membership, do write to Kyle directly, and see if they could extend your membership until you reach enough credit to pay for your premium membership. (Go to Help Center, also on your left hand side of the screen, and there you'll see how you can contact Kyle directly). Explain your situation and he will definitely try to help.

Let me know if you need any further help.
Best,
Alenka
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JosonInc Premium
It seems that after making 4 comments on four websites your access to make comments stops or no longer accessible. Site support says I have to wait for the pending approval of past comments I made.

So its not that site comments is always available. It is not. There are some restrictions that I can see.

Joe
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AlenkaV Premium
Hi, thanks for letting us know about the changes.
Best,
Alenka
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lonatomx Premium
Hi Alenka,

I just found out that you can use site comments this way. I didn't notice it when I first checked it. :D

I am really excited about this idea now, so a made some calculations. I was wondering how long it would take to actually make enough to pay for WA.

Let's say one spends 10 minutes to write a comment. It doesn't take this long to write 50 words, but if you read the post carefully it may even take longer, depending on how long it is.

This was my initial guess. I would love to know how long it takes for you and everyone here to write a comment.

But if my assumption is correct, it takes 16.3 hours of work to pay for WA, or 4 hours a week.

What do you think?
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AlenkaV Premium
Hi
Thanks for your comment and glad you found the post useful.

Honestly, I haven't timed how long it takes. But, will say that some comments take 2min and some 5min. No longer than that.

I do read and type very fast and on some topics, I can give comments without having to think about it too much.
On the topics where I have to think too much about formulating the comment, I just skip them.

I did those first 150 comments in three days, just to prove a point it can be done.
Of course, my sites need my attention more, so now I just spend 15-30min on Site Comments, when I have the time.

Today, for example, I wrote one comment while waiting in the queue at the supermarket. :)

Also, the more you do it, the easier it gets and more proficient you become.
Yes, you may start with spending 10min on each comment, but very soon this will turn into 5min because you will have a better idea of how to formulate a good quality comment.

I always mention the keyword (the title) in the opening sentence. Then, give my general impression of the article and what I've learned from it.
Usually, I offer an example of a personal experience.
And then, finish the comment, often with a question. This is always good because that way you help the writer of the article to give more details on the subject matter.

Best of luck with using the Site Comments. Let me know if you need any other info.

Have a great day :)
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lonatomx Premium
I really like your ideas, I will definitely try it. :)
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AlenkaV Premium
Great :)
It's easy to do and it all adds up in the end.
Best,
Alenka
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NnurseBecca Premium
I think you would run out of comments prior to reaching your goal, but this is just a guess.
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AlenkaV Premium
Hi, thanks for your comment.
Not sure which goal you are referring to?
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NnurseBecca Premium
I'm referring to how many comments you would like, there was a challenge to get 19 referrals in 24 hours then receive an immediate approval rate for comments. It is possible I did it wrong, but it would not allow me to place any more than 6 comments. 150 comments in a day sounds very lofty to mmmmhmm e after failing my goal of getting 10 :)
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AlenkaV Premium
Maybe there were no more requested comments?

I did do 150 in three days (as I said in one of the answers above), but that was just to see if it can be done.

At that time there were many comments being requested, so it was easier to achieve.
Not sure what is the situation now, because I now make only about 6 comments per day, since my website needs my attention the most.

Best,
Alenka
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Kanusweb Premium
Survived Hurricane Michael, the internet is back online along with electricity. Spent 2 days prepping for the worst and made it thru with only loss of power and internet access. Back to get on with training, I did find time to read a few ebooks I downloaded a while ago. The website setup and nitch issue is a problem I am working with. Can't wait until the webinar on Friday at 8 PM.
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AlenkaV Premium
Glad you are well.

All the best,
Alenka
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IntroVent Premium
It is difficult to get that many sites to comment on. Yes, I imagine it can be done, but in two days, I've tried a number of times only to find that there are not any sites looking for comments.

To date, I have commented on two sites. The last one I did malfunctioned when I submitted it and it didn't count. That was not only a colossal waste of my time, I wonder if I used up her feedback request, also.

As to your post, I think it's motivating that there is a way to get this effort to be self-sustaining. That is my first goal (Mind you, not my "happy" goal, just my first goal, to not only earn $50 per month, but just a little extra to keep the 3 websites that I have.

That would be awesome.

The way I'm paying for this without going into pocket now is I went out in my garage, picked out some items that I won't use again and listed them for sale.

To that end, WA has already made me $700 which will pay for this for a couple of years!

OK, I realize that I didn't make that money here, but I made it because of this awesome community and my desire to be here (Not to mention to clean out my garage).

I still have a couple of things to sell. I am paid into my paypal account and I use the paypal debit card to pay my membership fees. I suppose if the paypal runs out, I will have to reassess my progress and my goals, but for now, I've got the membership aspect of this journey covered!

Great post!
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AlenkaV Premium
How resourceful of you!

You were inspired to take action and you did what you needed to do.
That sort of thing is of great value and a source of inspiration for everyone here.

Learning and participating on WA platform can be about so many things. Getting one's stuff for sale from the garage, after it's been languishing there for a while, is one of them.

You had to learn how to sell, how to present your 'products', price them fairly, ship them, accept payments...so many things that you will be using in your business to achieve your 'happy' money goal.

Thank you for such an uplifting comment and best of luck with your business!
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DGie1 Premium
I am new in WA

I am not the type of person that always typing comment of every post but starting today I think I will write comment for every post that I encounter here.It gives me an idea on how to stay longer in my premium membership.Thanks for this newly improved, upgraded site comments
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AlenkaV Premium
Yes, a bit of effort goes a long way.
Good luck with your training here!
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CathAnon Premium
heh ... this may sound rather silly to the online 'old hands' but ... is this the comment area? Is my comment here counted?

I am new to WA and I am very excited about all the possibilities it is opening up for me. So I am trawling through all the links, faithfully following all the steps in each training module and reading the discussions happening live. I think I have found a new hobby that just might pay for itself!
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JKulk1 Premium
No. The comments are site comments. That means they are comments that you make on fellow members websites each time they write a new blog. Jim
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CathAnon Premium
Ahh ... thank you, JKulk1.
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MineThatBird Premium
Great post - thanks Alenka! I had been doing thorough feedback for people's website posts at WA before this update, with suggestions, highlighting broken links or other technical things that needed to be addressed, as well as appreciation of the great points and praise for the writing and the overall topic etc.

Is this new version aimed at leaving Comments on the person's post/website, rather than feedback or suggestions for improvement?

It looks like now you need to enter an email, registered at Gravatar, etc., whereas in the past the feedback was associated with the WA member who gave the feedback...

I haven't really researched to understand the differences for the new version; at first glance though it seems like this is designed to encourage people to enter comments for the blog post, rather than help in the way of feedback for improvements.

For an official comment entered for someone's website/blog post, I would not include feedback for improvements, but rather just the praise aspects.

But I do think the feedback aspect also is very important and helpful. Sometimes a person may have a typo they simply hadn't noticed; or a broken link, something technical that needs to be fixed -- but an official Comment on the blog post isn't the format to point out those kinds of things.

Do you know whether there is still a function/platform on WA where people can ask for feedback to improve their website/blog post -- or has it moved over (instead) to being a way to get other WA members to post official comments (possibly improving SEO for the blog post)? Rather than a way to engage help in the form of a second set of eyes to suggest improvements or point out typos/technical errors etc...
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ShotTheClot Premium
Actually, you can do that, someone has already done that in a site comment and I have done it for others to let them know something was not working or broken.
You can edit all the comments that you get. So if someone leaves a separate comment below the requested comment. You are able to get feedback an edit out.
I do wish you could specifically request it though.
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AlenkaV Premium
Site Comments is for people to request and receive comments for individual blog posts to increase their word content count (all comments count towards the number of words Google counts in your post), to show that your post is popular and is being read.

:)
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TimMaloney Premium
Interesting. Do I need to set it up, or will the site track my comments as I go?

I have been thinking of ways to pay for it, too. I'm wondering if I could "rent" out my unused websites to friends and family for a flat fee, say...$10/month. I only plan on using 4 of my websites at this point, so I would not be using them anyway. Anyone thought of this?
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JKulk1 Premium
The site comments will function automatically, just start using it. The websites are yours to do as you please with. Jim
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EddySalomon Premium
You beat me to the punch. I have an article on how to afford the WA membership here: And I was going to add site comments to it. Now I can just link to your article from it! So thanks. lol
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AlenkaV Premium
Eddy, thanks so much for linking to my article! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Alenka. It was great information that needs to be shared.
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AlenkaV Premium
Thank you!
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ShannaBude Premium
I noticed the changes in SiteComments and was wondering how it worked. Thanks for sharing!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Alenka. You have a wonderful evening.
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AlenkaV Premium
Thank you so much. You too!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem.
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks for sharing. I wasn't entirely sure how that all worked, but you described it very nicely!

Best wishes,
Karin :)
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AlenkaV Premium
Very glad you found it useful! :)
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Kerjackie Premium
Hi, Alenka, great tips you are sharing, I have been using Offer comments, and request comments for a while, but not so regularly, after reading your recommendation, I will reconsider to use it differently in the future
Jacqueline
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AlenkaV Premium
It's really easy to use it now, the improved version is great. :)
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pasionazul Premium
Congratulations!! Please tell me the 10$ in 2 days How many approved comments are they equivalent?
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AlenkaV Premium
Thanks!
Only one disapproval! :)
I try to write a helpful comment, always mentinoning the key word (the title) and give a personal insight or opininon.
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ExpatMark Premium
Thanks for the information. From little acorns, mighty oaks grow.
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AlenkaV Premium
You're welcome and how right you are!
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BobbyO Premium
I like that you celebrate the little wins, and while the pay is not great, we are helping each other out, which has huge rewards all onto itself, without the large monetary benefit!
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AlenkaV Premium
Yes, you are right, the pay is not great. But we are all doing a good thing and a good thing is going to come bact to us too :)
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Fchambers Premium
Thanks I may give this a try sounds like a good idea
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AlenkaV Premium
Yes, it is a good idea. A few minutes each day and it all adds up.
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JonLake Premium
Wow! All of a sudden it doesn’t sound so good! 119 comments at an average of I am guessing about 4 minutes per comment (time to read, digest and formulate a decent comment) equals 476 minutes. So nearly 8 hours of work for $10 ??!!

Must admit I was not aware it was 50 Before you started earning and also didn’t know you only got paid for every other one.

Bit of a shock!
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Bald Eagle Premium
I never worked it out in minutes like this and my numbers would have been worse since I don't think I have managed anything less than 10 minutes for each comprehensive comment after reading the page, formulating and then posting the comment.
Yes it seems like a lot of time for a relatively small reward but ...

1. It is something to do in any down time you have and that helps other WA members.
2. The money is coming out of Kyle and Carson's pockets as an incentive for us.

I guess it is up to individuals to decide if it is worth it for them.

All good to know though and its also a good resource to view other sites for layout ideas.

Onwards and upwards
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sdawson Premium
I take too long in preparing my comments to do this, it would take up way too much of my time to try to do that many comments. So I'm submitting a comment once a day just to earn enough to request comments on my own posts some. Mostly I use the give and take thread for that though. Without the fear of rejection and disapproval, I enjoy that more. - shirley

When I want to earn little bits of money I go to swagbucks and do their tasks and surveys. I can earn two $5 amazon gift cards in that same 8 hours work of work.
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EricaCrystal Premium
How I worked it out was:

If I could do 1hr a day for a month and do 1 comment every 10 minutes, so 6 comments an hour.

Over 30 days that's 180 comments - minus the initial 50 - so 130 comments per month, at 0.50c is an extra $65 in the pocket for the month.

it doesn't look good when you break it down by hour though - 6 comments/hr equals $3/hr.


If you could double your output rate - that would be good - or double your number of hours. 2 hours per day would give you $130 per month - enough to cover WA and Jaaxy :)


Even if you only get the $ every other comment as suggested below, I think you could transfer the credit for cash as Danny suggested...... Actually, this may be incorrect. Looks like you can only exchange credits from training and domain purchases. If this is the case, it makes my numbers above reduce by 50% :(
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zulqar Premium
Nice breakdown!
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AlenkaV Premium
First 50 is your certification.

You get community credits that are to be used for comments on your site. There is a great value in that.

The cash pay is an incentive, not a means to earn the living. At least, that is how I see it.
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JonLake Premium
But apparently it is every other comment that you get paid for so if you do 180 comments you get paid for 180 minus 50 divided by 2 x 0.50 which equals $32.50. So if you have put in 30 hours during the month is just over $1 per hour!!!
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AlenkaV Premium
I don't look at it that way.

To look at it only from a financial point of view is to, first of all miss the point of site comments - WA doesn't want to have 'professional commentators, we are here to develop our own businesses.

Also, it is to forget that you are getting community points too for which you can request comments and aid your SEO, traffic, and hopefully referrals/sales.
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JonLake Premium
It wasn’t about the money in so much, it was more about what I could do with that time every day to move my business forward in a more constructive way.
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AlenkaV Premium
Indeed. I can see that side of view and appreciate it.
Best,
Alenka
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JonLake Premium
All the best to you too Alenka
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Bald Eagle Premium
Hello Alenka,
Wow you are churning out those comments. 119 already.

I have a few questions on this.
1. Is it 50 comments in 30 days? (I thought you had to do a certain amount in 24 hours and was struggling to find enough requests to comment on as they seem to come and go so fast)
2. Does the counter go back to zero every 30 days and start over?

Example to earn say $100.00.

First 50 comments - meets "certification" status.
Each subsequent comment gets $0.50 so additional 200 needed to get to $100.00?

That's how I understand it from your post - is that right?

Keep up the good work.
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AlenkaV Premium
Yeah, it's not so difficult to write a good number of comments once you get into it. Also, I type very fast so that helps :)

To answer your questions:

1. Yes, it's 50 comments in 30 days

2. Yes, I think the counter goes back every 30 days. However, I might be wrong on this, since Carson has not stated this clearly in his blog.

3. You earn for every other comment you make.
50 to get certified (30 days)
After that, every other comment makes you $0.50. So you make one for the community credit, and one for $0.50, and so on...

Hope this is a bit clearer for you.
But as I said, we are all waiting to hear from Carson to clarify all the fine details.

Best,
Alenka
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Bald Eagle Premium
Oh that sounds different again.

Are you saying that half of it must be used as a community credit and cannot be taken in cash? Which effectively means $0.25 if it is the money you are after to pay the subs (as you suggested in your original post).

I wish I could type fast - well I can but it is the 98% errors that need fixing that take so much time. :)
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DannyB1 Premium
so if I have understood this at all... one credit for the comment and one for the credit.. i also understand that you can turn in credits for cash so in the long run you can get paid for both.. right
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AlenkaV Premium
50 comments - Get your certification.
51st comment - Community credit
52nd comment - $0.50
53rd comment - Community credit
54th comment - $0.50......
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