2019 Update: $175,000 from Affiliate Marketing? Is That Possible?

Last Update: Jan 1, 2020

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I just realized I haven't been writing for the WA blog. Sorry for the long silence. I have been busy with my newborn. I think it is time to look back and see what I have achieved.

Running My Site like a Boss

The website is now on semi-auto mode where I have two content editors writing for the site. I occasionally contribute to some content and monitoring the traffic etc.

When the business is scaled, I think it is essential to hire a few good writers so that you get the freedom to do things that you can focus on some other things.

As for me, I am glad I managed to spend good quality time with the newborn and the family.

If I was still with my 9-to-5 job, I wouldn't be able to give moral support to my wife and giving more love to the little one.

Stable Income

Ever since the booming of cryptocurrency, I have been promoting many crypto trading platforms. Over the past three years, crypto affiliate programs allowed me to generate over 25 BTC (equivalent to $175,000 at the time of writing) and counting. One of the factors that I have made a good commission through crypto was I started promoting when BTC was still under $1,500 back in 2017.

As I am writing this blog, I am still receiving commission from those trading platforms. If you think about it, $175,000 over three years - that's $58,333 a year! Affiliate marketing is powerful, right?

Please keep in mind that I have been promoting other affiliate programs as well and they are generating some sustainable income. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of them.

Why?

Because it is legitimate, comprehensive training courses, helpful community, easy to navigate, 24/7 support and suitable to people of all ages.

Inspiration from Other WA Members

It’s widely known that there are many people making money with affiliate marketing, but is affiliate marketing a business?

Absolutely!

Unfortunately, though, many new affiliate marketers don’t treat it as a business and that’s why the overwhelming majority fail to ever make a single penny.

If you are in doubt about affiliate marketing, there are some inspirational stories from other WA members that may give you some confidence in this online business.

How Long Does It Take?

I have been asked many times by friends and referrals - So, how long does it take to make money with affiliate marketing?

“It depends”

I’m going to assume that you’re intelligent enough to actually know that.

It depends on your niche, how many hours you put in per week, how serious you REALLY are about succeeding.

People don’t plan ahead – they just jump in and expect to make money online without performing any market research, without putting in many hours of work, and by simply following some e-book or get-rich-quick “training program” they found online.

Based on my experience, even if you have the best affiliate marketing business plan set up in a profitable niche and spend 40hrs per week on the site, it is still going to take you a MINIMUM of about six (6) months to really start seeing good traffic from search engines such as Google.

However, the wait is absolutely worth it.

If you truly want the freedom that comes with being an online business owner, hang in there.

The initial push is definitely difficult, but once that money snowball finally starts, there is simply no better way to make a living.

Just like the cover image, be like a tortoise - slow and steady.

Happy New Year all!

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True words, Alex, and I'm a big time tortoise!

Jeff🐢

Good to know Jeff! Happy New Year!

Inspirational. Hope all on WA have a great and prosperous new year.

You too, happy new year!

Awesome. Thanks! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wow! You are doing very well. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post. I particularly like the emphasis on persistence.... slow and steady. Happy New Year.

Thanks! Happy New Year to you!!

Thank you for the inspiration .... your right it is a slow moving process to get going but one has to work at it ... unfortunately nothing comes cheap and in cheap I mean we have to put in the work if we ant to see results ... cheers ... Happy New Years to you and yours and the world ... may it bring health and joy in every ones lives ... Michel

Hi Michel, thanks for dropping by. Happy New Year to you too!

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