Does Wealthy Affiliate Really Work? - $400 From One Post

Last Update: March 16, 2018

Hi everyone, today I will share with you some amazing results.

While most people here know that Wealthy Affiliate works, some of you still have doubts. I hope my story will motivate you to keep working on your sites.

So, I have made over $400 only from one post. However, it's not a post that I sent traffic and linked it from other articles. I just published and shared it on social media.

The Idea

Until the day I wrote it, I had published 30-40 articles on my site and was looking for new content ideas. These days, I had a hard time to come up with new keywords and topics to write.

Anyway, I was reading some threads on a forum, and someone referred a legit site. I checked and decided to write for it. After some research with Jaaxy, I could not find any product keyword with enough traffic and low competition. Before start looking for something else, I went back to the forum thread for more information and read how these guys talked about that site.

I checked some of their phrases with Jaaxy and here we are. I finally found a good keyword to target.

The best part?

On the first page of Google for this specific keyword, there were only some really bad articles.

The Article

So, I wrote the article, mentioned that site (it has an affiliate program), and at the end of the post, I added a call to action to Wealthy Affiliate as I always do.

On the first position was an article with 300-400 words and no images at all. I wrote a lengthy article as we have learned here in WA.

Until that day, I had less than ten visitors per day. Well, a few hours after publishing it, my article was on the first page! Two weeks later was in the first place.

Traffic and Sales

I get 10 visitors per day on this post. No big deal. I was excited because it was my first article that made the first page of Google.

Some of the traffic, visit my review and other pages of the site but it's not enough to make a difference. At least, this is what I thought until three months earlier.

Three months ago, Paypal sent me an email. $130 had been added to my account and I still get around $100 per month only from that site.

The owner of the site sent me an email. He asked me to send more traffic if possible. It converts really well. The problem is that I do not know if it could convert so good to other keywords too. I wrote a review but it does not get enough traffic.

Anyway, many of the people who used my affiliate links and created an account later have become repetitive buyers, so I expect to keep earning. I have no idea how much more I will earn in the future.


It was a surprise these results and I am going to use this experience to find even more opportunities. Forums can help us to figure out what our audience wants and find many content ideas.

Kyles has mentioned in some training that we can get ideas from Q&A sites. In my opinion, forums can work similarly.

Another way to find low competition opportunities is the Alphabet soup technique, but I guess you already know it.

That's all for now guys. If you liked my story, please click the like button and leave me your comment. Thanks for reading.

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SWagner2 Premium
I love reading stuff like this - success! Congrats and I hope it just keeps building and building for you.
bonzo124 Premium
I can't wait to read your success too!
Debbie14 Premium
Great article and inspiration. Thank you and congratulations!
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Thanks for the feedack Debbie.
carolbinger Premium
That's good news, congrats on your success. I am sure there is more to come.
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Thank you Carol!
Steagles Premium
This is great and yes, inspiring. thank you.
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I am happy you liked it, Frank.
Symanica Premium
Congratulations on your success! That's awesome
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Thank you Shell!