One Year At WA Statistics + How Much $ I Made So Far!

Last Update: June 13, 2018

* Update: If you would like to see more statistics about every month, I constantly update it on my blog. Cheers!


Hey guys!
Hope you are doing well :)

I just wanted to write a quick post for you guys, and share my statisctics after 1 year of blogging!

Before We Get In

I love Wealthy Affiliate, its training, constant keep up with the trends in the blogging world and most of all the amazing people that are here - always ready to help out, inspire and support!

In order for you to really understand the statistics , let me first mention a couple of things:

  • My NICHE is Art. I write for aspiring artist and interview some of them :)
  • I ONLY learned what blogging is through WA
  • My niche is not highly-monetizable, but it's not too big on competition either.
  • I'm an Illustrator and have 1 year left to receive my BA in Illustration Major (that's why I write about art)
  • I have ONLY 61 posts currently, so that's around 1 post/week.


How Much Money Did I Actually Earn?

Well, as I mentioned before it' not that easy to make mone with artists (we are broke all the time to be honest) but I will keep trying with this :)

This month was my HIGHEST EVER - $41.50

For the first 4 months I earned a big $0

And on the 5th month I made $1.82 through Amazon Affiliates - and that was the best feeling ever!!!!

Overall I earned $116.54

Considering I already spend over $2,500 on my blog - it SUCKS!

But considering that I DID MAKE IT - it's damn AWESOME! :)

* Your earning will probably be hire because of my niche choise, also note that I did not promote WA (and they have an awesome affiliate program)


Finally, Statistics

As you can see the first 6 months nothing was going on much!

But then, it took of!!!

And that's definitely AWESOME!


Moral of this story : it will take you 12-18 months before you actually start seeing results - if you write 1 quality post/week.

Want faster results? Write MORE. Promote MORE. Grow your social media account MORE.


That's all for now!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this posts, so I know if I should keep writing them here!


Signing of,

- Anna, founder of YourArtPath.

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sgregcrx Premium
Excellent growth in Traffic! Very well done.

My Travel Niche is the complete opposite of yours! HUGE earning potential but very very competitive.

It sounds to me that you really love your blog and money may be secondary, which is always the best way. plus as you build out there may be many other ways to make money from your blog.

Having a High Traffic Art blog has to be a good way to sell some Art?

Not every Blog will make money the same way, but there is always some way to monetize your traffic, the hard part is getting that traffic!


Best of luck going forward.

Steve
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marycmiller Premium
Thanks for sharing, it is quite interesting to see the graph. No you did not make big money and that is understandable but your graph looks a lot like others who are earning a reasonable amount because their niche is more monetizable. But overall the results look like they would match some on writing 1 blog post a week in another niche. The way I see it I think this does prove that WA works.
Mary
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JackieSmith Premium
Thanks for keeping it real.

It does take time to see the $ rolling in and not like those get-rich-quick schemes that promises you silly money without much effort.

If people want fast money, then they need to work harder and faster. :-)

I enjoyed reading your post, so please keep posting!

Thanks Anna!
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anespresso Premium
Thank you so much Jackie, your feedback makes me want to write more! :)
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JackieSmith Premium
hehe! You're welcome Anna!

I think you had it in you anyhow ... :-)

Happy Blogging.
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merlynmac Premium
Great post. I've been here just over 3 months now and in my first month I made a few buck off advertising (not enough to actually pay out as the minimum is $10). In the second month is was a big fat $0 but that was because I went out of the country on vacation for 2 weeks and made not posts or engaged in any social media for almost 4. Month 3 I saw just under $100 and that reflects the effort I put into it. I was much more active on posts and social media. I'm looking forward to month 4.

Keep it up!
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anespresso Premium
Amazing results so far!!!
I'm glad it is working out for you slowly :)
And it will keep on snowbowling ;)
What niche are you in?
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Anna, this is inspiring and thanks for sharing. I understood you spent quite a bit on your blog. Would you happen to have a blog discussing what would be good products to invest in and what are not. For example, when it comes to autoresponder, social media automation...any tips from your experience? Thanks a lot!
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anespresso Premium
Hey!
Thanks for stopping by :)
I don't actually have a discussion, but I would love to share it with you!
The tools I picked and tried out are:
Buffer (for social posting automation, I mainly used it for Twitter)
Boardbooster (for Pinterest, but if money is not of the issue I would try Tailwind)
EBA - Elite Blogging Academy - great course but VERY expensive, so I only recommend investing if you are truly committed and can afford to!
GetResponse - my email autoresponder that I absolutely love!

Hope that helps :)
Let me know if you have any other questions I'm always happy to chat!
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JooKwang Premium
Hey Anna, thanks a lot for sharing your favourite tools. I am using the free version of Buffer. I have to say it's a great tool for social automation (Twitter). I am actually looking for an autoresponder. Will check out GetResponse. Thanks!

Jude
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anespresso Premium
My pleasure :)
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sdawson Premium
I'm thinking on an art niche you could promote:
All kinds of art supplies (brushes, paints, easels, sketch books and journals, canvases, lots of supplies).
Training for artists, DVD's, Books (Think Artistnetwork.com)
online art training (think udemy.com)
Digital art tools and software (wacom tablets, photoshop, Painter, etc)
Artist hosting sites that have affiliate programs
You could use your 25 free hosted sites to sell and create an artist website for them.
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anespresso Premium
That's amazing!!!
Thank you so much for going through the trouble of writing this - very helpful!! :)
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melindac Premium
Thanks for sharing! I'm around the nine month mark and earning very little. I had a bump in January and was thinking that my sales would continue to grow, but they fizzled out in March (dieting niche).
My traffic is about the same as yours for nine months, so that is encouraging! Hopefully, it will take off in the next few months!
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anespresso Premium
Awesome!!
It makes sense that people after coming out of winter's huge food intake would want to diet!
These are very helpful stats actually, you should use it to your advantage, like "how to lose weight after Christmas" "a diet to take you back from your winter hibernation" or something like that :))
Good luck!
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quantumlouie Premium
Nice looking blog. I would create a few numbered list type posts like best drawing books for complete beginners, best books to learn to draw manga, best brush sets for oil painting and posts like that with product pictures linking to amazon with personal reviews. Then I would link them from the sidebar and on one of the footer columns so that visitors always see them.
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anespresso Premium
Yess!! That's an awesome suggestion!! Thanks so much! :)
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MikaelM Premium
Hi Anna,

Great to hear about your experiences. But since you have been a member for a year, I assume you have read the rules? You are breaking them several places in this post. First of all no affiliate links are allowed so please remove that asap.

Also, we are not allowed to link to our own website in WA blog posts, so please also remove that link.
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anespresso Premium
Thank you so much for this!
I actually haven't read it before - but it is super helpful!
The link I posted to my blog is actually a LONG and descriptive blog about my every month of blogging, ups and downs and honest statistics.
So I assume it falls under " If a link is posted out of an act to help someone, not sell something, that is OK. "
I'm not trying to sell anything, only trying to help those who are interested in real results :)
Also, Kyle has read my post and he didn't mention anything so I think he agrees with that :)
But thank you for your help!
:)
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MikaelM Premium
You are welcome. It is however not only about selling. I know that is not what you are doing with the link to your website. But we all have helpful blog posts on out websites and if we all wanted to share them here it will quickly just be link to our own websites. Maybe Kyle did just not notice it, because if he had noticed your links in general he would probably have removed it or mentioned something since you are also using an affiliate link.

And please understand that I think your post is great and it is not about this. But with this many members it does not take a lot of bending of the rules before it turns into a spam community and none of us want this.

And please remove the affiliate link asap - that one can not be bend for sure:-)

All the best,
Mikael
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anespresso Premium
Removed :)
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VonWright Premium
It took me about the same time because I was all over the place! When I settled down and concentrated on marketing for members to join, I realize then that my real niche is Leadership and I had spent time doing something that was a struggle for me. Now I can coach and motivate, something that comes easy for me because it's my real passion. I have premium member signups now. I also get to be the coach again!

Great story!

"Always Progress!"
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Rainfalls Premium
Indeed I had the same path in many ways. Life is a journey. So is being an entrepreneur. You have to give yourself time to evolve. Learn what works and what does not work.

Correct yourself , grow, and apply! Then comes income!!!
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VonWright Premium
Absolutely! You get up everyday to something different! You never see the same things on a journey unless you're on a treadmill.

"Always Progress!"
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anespresso Premium
Thanks so much for your encouraging message!
I think I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work...
Currently I'm thinking about making my own drawing tutorials :)
But we will see how it goes!
I'm glad you found your passion!
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AlexMi Premium
Congratulations. You are correct. Key to success is perseverance.
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anespresso Premium
Thank you for your support! :)
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mmonterola Premium
Congrats for keeping on. It will get better.

Marita
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anespresso Premium
Thank you Marita!! :)
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DBlanchard Premium
You are going the right way there Anna!
And you are absolutely right. It takes time, and you will be rewarded for your hard work if you keep at it!

Best of luck to you!
Denis
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anespresso Premium
Thank you Denis,
I also have a good feeling about this :))
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NickSkellern Premium
Great blog post, Anna. That graph looks great!
I wish you continued success!
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anespresso Premium
Thank you so much for your support! :)
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jojojojojo Premium
I love the honesty in this post! It's great to hear how people are doing, trust me, and it looks like it's building up gradually and thats what you want.
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anespresso Premium
Hi :)
Thanks for checking it out, I'm all about no fluff ;)
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Kyle Premium
Those charts are brilliant looking and this is something that those that achieve great success online come to appreciate.

You were likely working just as hard back in October, 2017 when you were getting 500+ unique visitors per month, as you were this month when you have close to 5,000.

That is 10x growth, and this doesn't mean you are working 10x harder now. What it means is that the time and energy you invested back then and up until this point is cumulatively adding up to a great deal of FORWARD success.

And this is just the start. You have hit your breakthrough moment here Anna, now you want to keep the foot on the pedal and not let up! You have a bright future ahead of you!
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anespresso Premium
Thank you for the support, Kyle!
I really appreciate your constant involvement with the community here at WA :)
And, come to think of it - you are absolutely right! I DO work as hard as before, but the outcome is way more satisfying ;)
I'm looking forward to seeing how this graph will look in 2 years of blogging an more! :))
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EKaye1 Premium
I am into Art, I have a BTEC qualification in Photography. You have made good progress and you will soon be achieving great results. Keep up the good work.
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anespresso Premium
Thanks so much for your support! :)
Are you blogging about photography?
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EKaye1 Premium
I am blogging about guinea pig care at the moment, but at some point I will be on photography.
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anespresso Premium
That's awesome!
Can't wait to read that :) and we could collab in the future too, so hit me up!
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EKaye1 Premium
Absolutely, I will do that.
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GailLowe Premium
This is a great story and so humble and honest. Thank you so much for sharing.
Everyone at WA is in a different place personally - some have lots of time, some do not but it's not a competitive race - everyone should go at their own pace.
What's really encouraging is that your income is going up and so is your traffic - and that without promoting WA.
Well done you.
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anespresso Premium
Thank you so much for your feedback!
And I agree, it's not a race...
But, sometimes I forget (at times when I check out my competitors). But don't we all? Don't we all want to move ahead FASTER?
The thing is, if you want to be somewhere further - YOU SHOULD'VE STARTED EARLIER!!
haha :)
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GailLowe Premium
I like that - I think I will have to remember that when I'm stuck in traffic trying to get my children to school on time and am getting stressed! Thank you and have a great weekend. Gail
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merlynmac Premium
Great post. I'm just under 3 months so far myself. Keep up the posting...get that following of being an authority in your niche...get the trust then get the conversions. Work social media. Join groups for your niche, offer help and advise and when appropriate link to one or more of your articles. The plus side to that is when they read your articles they'll see your others and read those and so on. Hopefully you have a side bar or footer that lists recent posts or popular posts, etc. I've found that engaging social media and answering questions with "I just recently wrote about that here" really works. Also I use the questions posted as inspiration for my next articles...it's win/win.
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anespresso Premium
I totally agree with you on this!!
Thanks for all your feedback :)
I wish you luck too, and can't wait to see your progress!
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skandy85 Premium
It's been a YEAR already!! OMG! :-p I'll have a look at your site tomorrow if you like and show you some ways you can increase your earnings. You will hit $1,000 per month in no time. :-)
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anespresso Premium
Haha I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and I quit my job 4 months ago to focus on this, so I really NEED to speed up now :))
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skandy85 Premium
No worries. I'll get on it tomorrow. :-)
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