How much money can you make with wealthy affiliate?

Last Update: December 07, 2016

Over the past months I have been asked several times, how much money can you make with Wealthy Affiliate? Just over a year ago, I was one of those people too! When you are working hard on your online business, or even when you haven't yet started, its natural to wonder if its all going to be worth it. So, whilst its impossible to say how much money each individual will make with Wealthy Affiliate, I just wanted to try and show you what is possible, even in a short amount of time. I also wanted to give you some tips that have helped me to earn more money online too.

I have a feeling that this might be a long post today...

The Impossible Question - How Much Money Can You Make With Wealthy Affiliate

This really is an impossible question to answer as there are so many factors that come into play. The amount of money that you earn with Wealthy Affiliate is determined by the niche that you choose to base your online business on. Secondly it's dependent on the audience that is going to be viewing your website.

One of the things that makes the Wealthy Affiliate training work is the fact that we are all working on something different. If we all followed the same pattern and all based our business on the same thing, then we would all be in competition with each other.

Quite often the niche websites that make the most money are the ones that have found their own little corner, away from everyone else, and away from all the competition.

This is important, especially when you site is new. In the beginning although your intentions might be good, nobody will trust you. Google especially!

So how much money could you make with Wealthy Affiliate??

It would be easy for me to sit here and tell you that you can make a certain amount of money with Wealthy Affiliate. Sure, your business might make $2000 per month within the first year, it might make $5000! The truth is, YOU write your own paycheck with Wealthy Affiliate. My best months so far have been around the $4000 mark. But there are people here that follow the same training as everyone else who make double that and far more on a regular monthly basis!

The One Thing That Makes All The Difference

There is one thing that sets apart those people that earn more money from those people that earn none. And that's simply down to hard work in most cases!

One of the things that I really like about Wealthy Affiliate is the fact that they give you EVERYTHING that you need to create a successful online business. However, the one thing that they can't give you is time and effort.

A Couple Few Examples Of What You Can Earn With Wealthy Affiliate

In this blog post I wanted to show you a couple of examples of money that I have earned over the last month and how you can do the same within time. Sometimes if we look at things in a slightly different way it can make all the difference. Let me show you what I mean...

Here are two examples of money that I have make with the Wealthy Affiliate training over the last month...

Example 1 - Small Amounts Over And Over Again!

Here we can see that I have been paid some small amounts of money. These small amounts of money trickle directly into my PayPal account quite regularly.

And here is another example, also from last month...

Example 2 Showing a much larger one off payment

You will notice that in the second example, those small amounts are still being paid into my account on a regular basis, but there is also a much larger amount for $498.50. I believe there are a couple of things that you can learn from these examples and I'm going to tell you why...

Am I Doing The Right Thing? Where Am I Going Wrong?

A lot of people wonder if they are doing something wrong when they don't see money coming into their account. I can assure you that the Wealthy Affiliate training will point you in the right direction to making as much money as you wish. The only thing that stands between you earning what you desire is training, time, effort and perhaps a couple of tweaks...

The Missing Elements To Online Success

So what's the difference between an online business that makes money and one that makes nothing? Let me give you my opinion.

This is what has worked for me so far.

I follow a routine that can be summed up in 4 words...

  • Plan
  • Build
  • Promote
  • Revisit

Allow me to explain how this works for me...

Planning & Building

The training within Wealthy Affiliate gives you everything that you need to know in order to plan and build your online business. When you stat writing an article you need to go for low competition keywords in order to rank in the search engines. This is an essential step! If you choose a high competition keyword then you are going to have a much longer wait to see it rise to the top of the search results.

As you build up your website, you will gain more authority with the search engines and you will find it easier to rank on page one for your chosen keyword over time.

Creating pages and posts on a regular basis is essential to your success too. You want Google to take your business seriously? The only way that you will convince them is by providing them with quality content, just as Wealthy Affiliate teaches you.

Ranking And Traffic Take Time

One of the main reasons that I wanted to show you the above examples of money that I have made is because those sums of money were made from just 3 articles that I wrote. Those articles were written a few months ago!

Although I didn't make any money with those articles at first, because I have continued to gain Googles trust by writing more content, my older articles have slowly risen within the search engines.

Because I did a bit of planning in the beginning, those articles are now sitting on the first page of Google and getting steady amounts of traffic.

Choosing Your Products

Another thing that you should plan before writing your articles is the products that you are promoting. You will notice in the examples that I have provided that a couple of my payments are for just $0.50! Not much I know! BUT...

A lot of affiliate marketers won't promote lower commission items as they feel that its not worth the effort. This means that there are lots of products out there that have very little competition when it comes to promoting them.

This works exactly the same for mid and high commission products too. A lot of affiliate marketers will only promote what is most popular and what gets the most traffic looking to buy it. However there are lots of high priced, high commission products out there with very little competition. And that's the very reason I wanted to show you my one off payment of $489.50!

I recently reviewed a training product on my website which led me to this technique. And that brings me onto my next point...

Believe In What You Promote

If you want to promote a product on your website that is going to make you money, then you need to believe in what you are promoting. Your website visitors will see straight through you if you give them a rehashed version of what someone else has already said. If you want to have the edge on your competition you need to give your customers the solutions that they are looking for. When someone looks at a review for a product, they expect to learn as much as possible. If they don't get the answers from you, they will simply move onto the next website in the search results.

If you want to write a really great review, contact the product creator and ask for review access. You will be surprised how many product owners will give you access! This gives you a perfect opportunity to show your visitors more than your competition can.

The Wealthy Affiliate reviews that I see people creating every day are amazing in a lot of cases! If you have ever looked through Wealthy Affiliate reviews you will know what I mean. They are lengthy, have lots of detail and are full of PASSION! Why? Because all you guys out there have an insiders view of how great it is.

You need to show that passion in anything that you are willing to promote if you want to to make money with it.

Promote

That brings me to the "promote" section of my 4 steps...

If you have written an amazing article about a particular subject or you have written a review, then you need to promote it. It's not enough to simply write an article and then leave it. You need to get the word out about your new content!

By simply sharing your content on social websites you do a couple of different things.

By posting to social sites every time you publish something, you will build up your following on those sites. Eventually this will lead to some substantial traffic.

Got a spare 10 minutes? Head over to your social networks and post something! Simply being active within social sites will keep your following building up. It doesn't have to be a link back to your site, just say something that people might find helpful or inspirational. Or you could just try being yourself!

Posting your articles and reviews on social websites also gives Google a signal and a path to follow back to your site. This helps to get you indexed and also helps with your search engine position as well.

Revisit

When it comes to making money online with your website, there is one thing that is very powerful but yet gets overlooked quite often.

Search engines love up to date information! And there is a really easy way that you can give it to them. By simply going back over your old posts and making a few tweaks and changes, perhaps adding or updating images, you keep your posts up to date.

This also applies when you are promoting your articles too. Simply updating your articles and then re-sharing them on social websites can give you a little boost in terms of search engine placement.

How Much Will YOU Earn?

How much money can you make with Wealthy Affiliate? The answer is, as much as you are willing to work for. We all know that WA isn't some get rich quick scheme. And we all know that we are in the best possible position to be able to make a successful online business.

Work hard and keep learning! If you want to make it online, then you have the best possible chance right here!

I wish you all the best of success...

Some more reading that you might find helpful

Here are a couple of links on Wealthy Affiliate that might help you further.

Optimize your content to get the best possible rankings

How To Optimize Content For SEO

How To Get Free Targeted Traffic For Your Website

All the best,

Andrew...

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kjd996 Premium
Just came across your blog. Interesting read! Thanks Andrew
I’m just 1.5 months in WA so I’m really new to the world of affiliate marketing. Still going through the training.

Josh
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Andrew-74 Premium
You will be just fine! You are certainly in the best place to learn how to build a profitable online business. The best of luck to you!
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AlenkaV Premium
Some really great advice in your article! Thank you!
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Andrew-74 Premium
You're very welcome! I'm pleased to be able to help you.
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AffilateMAN Premium
I learned alot dear Andrew Thanks for sharing
more success to your business
and God bless you
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you very much. I'm pleased to hear that you learned a lot from this training. The best of success to you!
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Belden22 Premium
Thank you for this great information. I am 1.5 months into WA. I have finished the certification course and have started the Affiliate Bootcamp course.

It's really helpful to see things written by members with more experience. It's good to know that much of this is up to each one of us.

Thanks,
Rick
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure Rick! Its not easy and yes you do need to put in a lot of hard work to get good results. But as you can see, it can be worth it, so long as things work out well. Sometimes things go well and sometimes they don't. You just have to keep on trying!
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Surfdude123 Premium
Best article I have read on WA.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Wow, thank you! That's a very nice compliment to receive.
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SamanthaHill Premium
This has encouraged me a lot! I don't care if i get a few less hours of sleep i'm going to work as hard as I can so I can help my mum and dad and have the best Christmas ever!
Thank you,
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Andrew-74 Premium
Wow, thank you! I really appreciate your comment. It's a pleasure to have helped you. Sometimes the best inspiration comes from helping those that are close to us. Your goal of helping your mum and dad have a great Christmas is very achievable.

Now get out there and make some money!

All the best,

Andrew
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EmilianoD Premium
wow.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks!
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Tegonza Premium
Andrew this is really a fine article, particularly from a training point of view. There are a lot of good tips out there but you have really helped me tie together some of the things I'm learning. If you're writing this way with the content you put up in your site then it's no wonder you're doing well. Thanks for the insight
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there. Thank you very much for that. I really appreciate you saying that. It's always a nice boost to get a good compliment! I'm very pleased that this article helped you.
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ShaunaBri Premium
I really enjoyed reading your opinion and tips on this article. I've been asking myself for a few days now, "when is the money gonna start rolling in?" I realize now that it takes time and I need to have a little more patience. So far I have made 2 domains with 1 still in progress, but I've dedicated so much time into these sites so I'm hoping they do well in the online business world. Anyway, thanks again for the read and best of luck to ya!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, I really appreciate it. I'm pleased that you enjoyed reading this article. When I first got started online I went and jumped right in with several websites and tried to get good rankings across multiple websites. One thing that I have learned over the years is to not spread yourself too thinly. If you have lots of time to spend on a few websites, then great! But in my experience there are not too many people that can run more than one site at once.

In my time here, I have spoken with several people that always ask the same questions that I asked in the beginning... When will I make money with WA and how much money can you make with Wealthy Affiliate? My answer is simple... Devote yourself to your main niche 100% of the time until you either succeed or get so sick of the website that you have to drop it in favor of another subject.

My advice to you would be to work on your primary site until you at least start to make money with it. Then consider moving onto the next. Making a successful business takes time and generally a lot of hard work. But in the long run, what could be a better way to make money online?
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Norval1 Premium
WOW! - Hi Andrew,
Really liked the way you have explained how this business works for you and how possible it really can be with expending both time and effort, thank you!
I've just joined WA and are currently wading through the lessons ...loving the way things are being set out and explained. I don't understand all of the lessons so ... I have to go back, make notes and look up whatever it is I don't understand - if you know what I mean! - but I'm getting there.
One of my questions from the outset of joining WA (and probably a lot of other folks too) is what sort of $$$ is possible to earn for ordinary people like myself.
My background has been in the furniture industry for over (XL) years; my understanding of design, marketing (offline), build and installation to refurbishing all types of residential properties. Creating a niche by using my experience seem to me to be a challenge! ...though I will get past it in due course.
I'm sure I'll back in touch again soon, many thanks.

Norval
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there. One thing that I always say to people is to choose a niche that you can talk about a lot. We all have experience in something and a subject that we are passionate about. You need to find that corner of the market. Anyone can earn money as an affiliate if they put in the work and they are dedicated. In my experience I have earned anything from a few dollars in a single day to over a thousand dollars in a day. The only problem for me is that the money isn't very consistent. I have highs and lows with my earnings and it goes up and down a lot.
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Norval1 Premium
WOW -
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RaniaM Premium
Hi Andrew
I came to your blog by chance.. Very inspiring and make me very enthusiastic to work hard..
Thanks a lot for your time and effort
Rania
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure Rania. Sometimes we all need a little bit of inspiration to get us going don't we! Keep working hard and you will do very well with the techniques that you learn here.

Thanks for your comment! I wish you the best of success.

Regards,

Andrew
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Claire76 Premium
Good Explanation of realistic expectations and what is possible based on our following proven techniques and hard work! I'll come back and re read as I get going on my first site!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Great stuff! It helps to refer back to things sometimes. I hope this helps you out.

The best of success in your first site!

Take care,

Andrew
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MillieMarino Premium
Thanks, Andrew!

Nice article and very helpful advice!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Glad you found it helpful.

Cheers,

Andrew
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lgobeille Premium
Hi Andrew, thanks for writing this. I'm inspired! You've sort of answered a question that came up when I was explaining all of this to my brother: If I have already written a great article about a great product that I really love, and put it on my website, keywords and all, why do I have to write more? Why can't it just stand on its own? I'm afraid I wasn't able to be very clear about why more than one article (content) was a good thing. I just know that you have to keep adding content. So why should I keep adding content instead of just creating another whole site? I'm thinking it's like the difference between a single print ad and a whole magazine. Is that close? I'd love your feedback on this one! ~Laura
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TheOldSilly Premium
It's all about lots and lots of good, quality content that provides value to the readers. Having a lot of sites with just a little content will not get you any high SEO rankings. And if you're not ranked high on Google (or Yahoo, etc.) nobody will find you. You need lots of traffic to get lots of sales and make lots of money.

Therefore, it is better to have one site that is loaded with oodles of great content, well SEO'd, and getting tons of traffic, than a whole bunch of sites that are going unnoticed.

If you have the time and energy to build multiple sites up to where they are getting ranked and have traffic, then by all means do so. My preference is to get one site going like gangbusters, so all I have to do is coax it along now and then with little more effort, and then start on building another one.
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lgobeille Premium
Hey, Oldsilly! Thank you so much for your reply. Day by day, it gets more and more clear. I always figure if I can't explain it, I don't really understand it, so your answer is really helpful. Cheers!
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PeterVX Premium
The reason you should write more - and more often - is that you want to rank well with the search engines so that people searching for the product can find your website. Search engines like fresh content. If you are writing about a product just once the search engines will soon forget you. They'll go, "Oh, that's old stuff!"

Writing more is not hard to do. You could write about the product from a different angle, with a somewhat different keyword. Or you could write about a different but related product, or a comparison with a similar product from a different manufacturer. Or some new uses of the product. You get the idea.

A good way to go would be to think of different posts you could write and create a file on your computer with future posts and then release them, say, one a week.

Put your imagination and creativity to work!

I wish you much success.

Peter
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lgobeille Premium
Thanks, Peter! I think I get it now. We don't want the search engines to get bored with us! I like the idea of creating a file of new posts and releasing them gradually, too. Excellent way to keep the site fresh if you ever find yourself in the midst of a dry spell or something comes up where you just can't get the time to actually write something new. Appreciate the help, and much success to you, too!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there Laura.

The thing with search engines and traffic is that they are always changing. It's not a good idea to rely on just one or two good pieces of content to bring you all of your traffic. Plus there is generally competition for most keywords too. Google has the very difficult job of determining if your article is better or worse than that of your competition.

One thing that Google looks for, aside from the quality of your content, is how much of an authority you are on your chosen subject. Google isn't stupid and they are getting more intelligent by the day. If you have a website about dog training, Google will either expect you to write about many breeds of dogs or to specialize within a subject within your niche. Therefore they will look to see how many subjects you have covered within that niche in order to asses how much of an authority you are on the subject. That not only goes for your website as a whole, but also for individual articles too.

You are right in what you say. You wouldn't expect to buy a magazine with just 2 or 3 pages would you? And that's the same for websites too. Google will look at how much information you are providing, as well as its quality.

One big thing that Google like a lot is the freshness of your content too. You might have written an article about something months ago and that information might now be slightly out of date. Google love to see updates. If you go back and edit a post or add more content to it, it will help your site. Writing new content and linking to older content also helps your search engine placement.

There are lots of things to consider here. But the main thing is that adding content within your chosen niche keeps your website fresh in the eyes of Google.

I hope that helps!

All the best,

Andrew
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lgobeille Premium
Thank you so much for your reply, Andrew. It does help a lot. It makes me a little nervous, too though. I know a lot about a number of things, but I wouldn't elevate myself to the level of "expert" on much. I do know how to research, so I see myself doing a lot of that. I spent an hour today obsessing over the name of my website under the settings on Wordpress! I guess I'm still a little fuzzy over how to approach this whole thing, so I'm just going to keep going and learning until I get really clear. Again, I appreciate your answer! ~Laura
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem Laura! Your not alone in doing those things. I remember doing the same thing in the settings area and then changing it several times too!

You will pick things up as you progress. The main thing is to keep moving forward.
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Hi ,
I am the New member of this site. please, anybody, Explain about this site
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onlinegeek Premium
Hey Revathi, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. This site teaches you how to create your own business online. This tutorial will help you understand what it is all about
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GLCarr Premium
Andrew, this is a fantastic post. Thank you so much for taking the time to break down some very important reminders.

Regards
Gary
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem Gary. Glad that you found this helpful.
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MichaelAdair Premium
Thanks, This was blessing to read. I ask a question, and Once again I get great information. Just what I was expecting from welalthy affiliate.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi Michael. I'm very pleased that you found this helpful! This system has served me very well and I'm sure it will help you too.

Cheers,

Andrew
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RogerHumbke Premium
A slightly longer, but well worth it. I now have
PLAN
BUILD
PROMOTE
REVISIT
on a yellow sticky and am making definitive plans to revise and add new photos and document to each of my plugs.

Thanks for the kick!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Fantastic! Good that you are taking action. Trust me, this will serve you well.
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medewey Premium
As always Andrew great advice! Thanks, what I really need is time!
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!
Michael
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you Michael!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks for sharing such helpful information Andrew, and congratulations on your results.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you very much.
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bbyard Premium
Great ideas and useful tips. Thanks
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure, glad to help.
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TheCatherine Premium
Well written and helpful Andrew. Thanks
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you. Glad you found it useful.
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Cindy624 Premium
Andrew,
Incredible and very useful information. It's great to see first hand what you have accomplished! Thanks for stressing it does take hard work but it will bear us the fruits of our labor!
Blessings,
Cindy
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Andrew-74 Premium
No doubt it is hard work! But you can get good results if you work at it.
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JewelCarol Premium
Awesome post, Andrew, love it, thanks for encouraging us!:)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks. Glad to help!
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brooksbode90 Premium
I find your post well ordered, highly engaging, realistic,, educational, inspiring, and otherwise most worthwhile. Thank you, Andrew.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you very much! Glad that you found this helpful.
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KeithMaki Premium
Great post Andrew. It all takes time and effort but it can and will be done! Keith
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Andrew-74 Premium
Definitely! You just need to keep on at it!
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ManakahaCasi Premium
Great Article! It's a great way to not necessarily think of the dollar amount you wish of having, but what work is being put forth in order to achieve in time what you want. :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Right! Put the work in first and then scale it up if you need to earn more.
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DShensky Premium
good job!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you!
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BrettLS Premium
Great motivation.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Great! Glad to help.
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iscool78 Premium
Thanks for spreading wisdom, Andrew!
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure.
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MPollock Premium
So true thanks, buddy
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Andrew-74 Premium
Cheers. Glad to help.
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Temujin1 Premium
Good hints for follow. Thanks.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you. Glad you found this useful.
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jtaienao Premium
Hi Andrew, thank you for this extrelely useful post. I will practice your points moving forward.

Regards,
Jerome
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Andrew-74 Premium
Great. You will definitely find that this really works.
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Agradecer Premium
Yes Andrew, this is the most asked question and thanks for answering in the fashion you did.
Please follow me back. I would like to be in your network.

Your article is perfect and thank you for sharing it.

Gregory
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you for that. I am now following you back. Cheers!
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This is what we needed!, a very nice article Andrew :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
I aim to please! Thank you for your comment.
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weemrst Premium
HI Andrew.
It is very good of you to provide us with such a detailed, and valuable, insight into your way of working.
It really made an impact on me and, I am sure, on everyone who reads it.
I often get a little frustrated at the lack of time I have to spend on my site and forget the bigger picture of achieving financial freedom. I have to remind myself that I am not sitting a test or exam and I won't be chastised if it takes longer than planned. I guess I am my own worst critic.
Again, thank you for this potent reminder of the reason we are all here.
Take car
Lynne
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there Lynne. Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it. I know exactly what you mean! I am also my own worst critic. I think writing and creating content in general can be difficult when you are not used to doing it.

Over time you will find that your skills develop and you will simply follow a process that works for you. I still get frustrated at the amount of time that I have to spend on my site. Its just one of those things I guess. Until we can do this for a full time living I guess we just have to carry on fitting it in wherever we can!

I wish you the best of success here Lynne.

Regards,

Andrew
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Takatomo Premium
Great post! Thank you.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Cheers!
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WilliamBH Premium
Great Post Andrew! Cheers, William.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks William!
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PeterK77 Premium
Nice one. Very helpful info. Cheers!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, pleased to help.
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Kathy1891 Premium
This is so inspiring! Thanks Andrew!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration!
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Cynthiah1 Premium
This is really good. I appreciate this. Thanks!
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem. Thank you.
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Thank you for your sharing !!!
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Andrew-74 Premium
My pleasure, glad to help.
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Dizanala Premium
Thank you for your time spent to give us this great info. A detailed one, well done.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks very much!
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Nichole1978 Premium
This is one of the best posts I've read so far. Thanks Andrew for your thoughts! Best wishes!
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Andrew-74 Premium
That's a very nice thing to say, I really appreciate that.
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reanna1 Premium
Well done, Andrew!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thank you!
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becca718 Premium
Loved reading this. Thanks for the info. Good to know what others are making doing this. Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, thanks for commenting. Hope you are doing well here.
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