6 Ways to Make Money at Wealthy Affiliate in 2018 - BENEFITS

Last Update: September 03, 2018

There are so many kinds of Make Money Online programs available, that people have a very hard time finding one that actually works. Many of them that do work are either very costly or they do not provide much opportunities for making money.

But Wealthy Affiliate is different and in this post I will explain the 6 ways to make money at Wealthy Affiliate. Anyone can do these and I am quite sure I am not the only WA member that is doing this. The variety of ways is determined by your time available.

Being a Member of Wealthy Affiliate has its Benefits

I am pretty sure that there are more than 6 ways, especially if you were to go deeper into some of the ways I will list below. But for the sake of this post I will explain the 6 main ways I have and do make money on the internet from what I have gained here at WA.

Before I list these six ways, you may be wondering about the picture above, and also of those to follow. What could they possibly have to do with earning revenue on the internet or even WA itself? They are part of the BENEFITS of going through the WA training. How?


It is because of the training I received here at WA, the same exact training all members have access to, that I am able to come up with 6 different ways I earn a living online. Every member of WA can do this too, if you plan things out.

Because of this knowledge, I have gained the benefits of being able to enjoy what is left of the summer down at the Jersey Shore. The picture above is the back patio area of a house me and a few friends are renting out for two weeks.

There are four of us in this 2-bedroom / 2 bathroom house that is literally only a 3 minute walk to our semi-private beach. Because we are in Cape May Point, New Jersey, the beaches here are only available to residents and guests.


Working from Anywhere and at Anytime

When you have the ability to consistently make money online, you can work at anytime and at anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access. But this is NOT something that you will experience unless you complete the WA training.

And when I say complete the WA training I mean either the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course or the Affiliate Bootcamp. You do not have to do both to experience the joys of getting paid 24/7 from any place in the world.

You may have noticed that I have not been as active here within the community lately. This has to do with me being busy during the week doing some of what I will list below. Only on the weekends do I tend to helping the WA community.

But these past two weekends I have been a bit lazy to log in and pay it forward. There is just something so soothing about being only a few minutes walk to the Atlantic Ocean. The constant sound of the surf and the fresh air is relaxing.


Sure! I could spend a couple of hours lounging on a beach chair with my laptop or iPad, and do work on my website content or help WA members, but................ Come on! Look at that picture above. If you had access to that semi-private beach, would you want to work?

When you have the ability to earn revenue online without having to do much to make it, enjoying the benefits of being your own boss is rewarding. But you have to work hard for these perks of life and learn all you can from the WA training.

6 Ways to Make Money at Wealthy Affiliate in 2018 and Beyond

Below are the 6 ways I personally use to make money on the internet and its associated opportunities. Some I earn on a weekly basis and others I get paid monthly, or by product service. I didn't always do these. I gradually built up to these 6 ways.

  1. I make money in Affiliate Marketing promoting a membership for over 1,000 certified free wholesale drop shippers. I also promote a superior quality CBD Hemp OIl made here in the U.S. and its affiliate program. I also earn from a couple of survey and PPC sites.
  2. I make money in Affiliate Marketing promoting WA through their free affiliate program via my Affiliate Bootcamp website and social media posts.
  3. As a Premium member who has been here for more than three months, I create training for the WA community and I get paid once or twice per month. And these payments can grow over time depending on interaction with tutorials.
  4. I get paid by the word to write SEO website content and product descriptions for people both inside and outside of the WA community.
  5. I earn money performing niche marketing and keyword research for a couple of local internet marketers and small businesses.
  6. I make money building and/or maintaining a WordPress website for small business owners who either have them hosted here or on other servers. Lately I am trying to get them hosted here so I can take advantage of all the SitePlus perks offered to us here at WA.

Make Money with What You Learn Here at WA

When it comes to learning the proper way to create content that will rank well in Google and then applying affiliate links to that content, there is NO OTHER place to learn what you need to know than Wealthy Affiliate.

Unlike other programs that teach affiliate marketing, WA will do so for far less money. They do not ask you to pay more for advanced training. All of the training you will need is for the lowest price of $49.00 per month. And WA will save you money too.

The first month of Premium, regardless of when you upgrade from the free membership, will be discounted to only $19.00. Plus you can save even more money by paying for a yearly membership for $359.00, which when broken down comes to about $29.92 per month.


This is what I have done in my WA journey. I first took and completed the Certification Course so I could learn to build an effective affiliate marketing website in any kind of niche. I learned how affiliate marketing works, and even how to make money without a niche website.

Most affiliate programs require you to have a website in the appropriate niche, but there are some that do not. Though my sales will go up with a website, I am already making money with my CBD Hemp Oil affiliate program and my website is not finished yet.

Only after I completed the Certification Course and started making money in a popular and profitable niche, I decided to start the Affiliate Bootcamp and begin promoting WA. I explain why I feel that you should not do Bootcamp before Certification Course for best results.

Then I realized that there are a lot of people, mainly local small businesses, that have a website but do not really do anything with it. Many places just have a small website about their company without it providing effective content.

Now I approach local establishments and show them my websites on my iPad. I explain how I can gain organic traffic by using keyword research and other SEO techniques like I have learned here from WA. I then offer to do the same for their small website.

Go With What You Know

The training you receive here at WA is very good at preparing you for the creation of your very own profitable affiliate marketing website in any niche. When you learn and then apply what you learn to the creation of your website, you will soon see the benefits.

Getting to where I am now takes time and patience. Am I where I want to be in my WA journey? Absolutely not! But I am comfortable with where I am at. Because I know I will forever be a member here, this gives me time to explore the many aspects of how to earn money.

By taking what I have learned in the creation and operating of my own websites, I can provide this same knowledge to local small businesses that have websites. And because WA is so inexpensive, I can pass that savings on to any potential clients.


When you can be your own boss and have the ability to make a living earning your income on the internet, you can enjoy life more. You do not have to spend so much time behind a desk or the steering wheel of the car. Your office can be anywhere!

It is quite relaxing to take a leisure stroll down the street to experience a south New Jersey sunset like in the picture above. Whether you make your money in a niche website, create ways to get people to join WA, or you do a combination of both, making money online is great!

I again would like to thank Kyle and Carson for creating WA and providing us with many ways to make money at Wealthy Affiliate. My advice to all WA members is to stay dedicated well beyond a year, to reach your ideas and goals. Use what you learn here!

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CLandi Premium
Robert, I checked out the Certificate Course. I understand it now why you recommend learning it first. I saw that I completed most of it, and that is why I started on Bootcamp. However, I forgot a lot of what I learned, so I will start at the beginning. I have to wait until I can get my computer up and running again because the library doesn't allow any noise. Thanks again for the post.

Chuck
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Chuck.
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CLandi Premium
Robert, I just finished your post: 6 ways to make money at WA. I really enjoyed it because I learned something new. I have a question: why do you say not to do Bootcamp before Certification Course? I ask because I am doing Bootcamp.

Chuck

PS. Watch out for sharks, lol.
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boomergp08 Premium
Because the Certification Course teaches you more about affiliate marketing such as affiliate networks and various niches. Bootcamp is solely for the MMO, Make Money Online niche and for the promotion of WA.

If you do not know about what the Certification Course teaches you then you do not know of the full benefit of how WA can help anyone take their interests and passions and turn them into money making niche websites.
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CLandi Premium
Robert, thank you for clearing that up for me. I can now pay attention to the CC with greater clarity. I learn a lot from you. Thank you for the like.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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donraposo Premium
I'm on my live aboard cabin cruiser in Panama City Beach, but it has been raining all week and I am going back to Atlanta tomorrow for a few more weeks before i come back here./ Enjoyed reading your post this morning and would to talk with when I get back home and pick your brain, as the old saying goes. You can call me anytime EST at 4042718391 Thanks Don
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boomergp08 Premium
Just PM me your questions.
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BetterDays2C Premium
Hey Robert,
I really hope someday soon to get our sites off the ground! We just need some extra income to help pay the bills as we are retired. However, I get to go to the beach whenever I want to. We live about 3 minutes from 3 different beaches! When my husband lost his last job at the age of 68 after being diagnosed with cancer, I asked him where he wanted to live. (We lived in Silicon Valley area). He said he had always wanted to live by the beach. So we picked up and moved about 60 miles away close to Santa Cruz, California. The weather is gorgeous about 90% of the time, the people are so friendly, and we have literally 7 different beaches we can reach in just a few minutes! So we have the beach thing down! Now we just need the money so we can spend everyday at the beach!!

I know you are really successful. Congratulations on being able to make money from 6 different income streams! We would be happy with just 2! Take Care.
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davehayes Premium
Connie, follow the system, apply it, like Robert, Jerry, myaelf and a stack of others do, then sucess will come
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BetterDays2C Premium
We are doing everything we can! However, we keep running into some really unique problems and I cannot find anyone that will help us??? I have reached out numerous times, and I either get no response or I get some canned response that does me absolutely no good!! I have even asked SPECIFIC questions in the running blog, and got no response. What do you suggest I do? I would be interested in your answer. Thank You!
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boomergp08 Premium
During my first three years here at WA I didn't think I would get to where I am now. And even though where I am now financially is not where I want to be, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Becoming a success takes a lot of time and a lot of consistent work. However with all of the daily experiences with family and friends, that success journey can get side tracked.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Rob,

Thank you for a really great and encouraging article, it's great to hear about success stories and it is really interesting to hear how others are making their success.

I just asked a question as you mention about SitePlus perks, here's my question: Wishing you even more success Rob thank you for the great.post.

Roy
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Roy.
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bpais1 Premium
Leave it to you, Rob, to find multiple ways to cash in on your internet marketing experience.

You have just shown us that the smartest thing to do is to NOT have our eggs all in one basket!

Glad your enjoying the New Jersey beaches. Personally, I prefer the Gulf. The oysters are better!

:-)

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
It is always a good idea to diversify one's way of making money.

Oh, and I do not like oysters. lol
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bpais1 Premium
Do you like sushi, Rob?

;-)

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Love sushi but hate oysters.
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bpais1 Premium
Just think of oysters as "American sushi."

:-)

Jim
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scottyb2good Premium
Great to see you again Boomer ! You've been here just about as long as me but I need to use my retirement money to semi-retire freeing me up to work here more. I have only scratched the surface of your accomplishments but I am a Lifer here too ! I applaud your efforts at the same time slightly sad at mine but I may free my time up soon. My DJ site has had some success but again I seem to slow down or stop for a while then start again. Still Trying, See you when I "Break on thru to the other side"→Doors..........→Scotty B ♫
p.s. Although the 'Other side' is a continuing Journey Also !
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boomergp08 Premium
The beauty about being a member here is that we can go at our own pace and not have to worry if our websites and activities there on, will suffer. Success is always a journey and its length varies from person to person. Just keep on truckin'
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PMindra Premium
Hey, Robert.
Great post reinforcing the many benefits of the The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project here.

I absolutely agree with you that the undertaking should be a life long commitment. WA is constantly evolving and in most cases, leaves the competition behind. It's not total perfection but what really is?

The possibilities of working with local small business has just sky rocketed with the recent introduction of SSL Certificates for the Siterubix sites.

Statistics show that almost half of very small businesses do not have a website. They have a business card but no website listed on it. They fear the costs associated with having a website.

Imagine the income potential if you offered 20 businesses a basic siterubix website for let's say $20.00 per month or even less, fully hosted and cared for by you.

If they want fancy complete with SEO, updates, posts... you can provide that too.

They are happy and you longer worry about WA yearly tuition fees.

Great food for thought in your post, Robert.

Thank you for sharing.

Paul from Canada.
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boomergp08 Premium
This is quite true. I haven't had to pay my WA membership fee from my own savings in over 3 years. What I make in only one month's worth of commissions, pays for it all. The opportunities here at WA are many, beyond that of creating your own website.
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PMindra Premium
So very true, Robert.
Onward and upward.

Paul.
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Gary2347 Premium
Hi Boomergp08,
Fantastic and knowledgeable report of how you can make money online with WA. 5-6 sources of income seems a logical amount of streams. Any more and it becomes complicated and any less could be dangerous if some algorithm changes unexpectedly or any other unexpected changes. I look forward to reading some of your other posts. I am sure they re very informative. Regards Gary
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Gary. Everyone can do what I am doing, it would just be different approaches and different amounts/kinds of income streams.

We must remember that much of what is taught here on keyword research and SEO can also be applied to other people outside of WA that have websites of their own.
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Tdick1 Premium
thanks for the encouragement by sharing this post and experience. It has given me a rejuvenation, a spark to urge me to take another baby step. td
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. I am happy it has inspired you. But remember, success will only happen if you work hard to achieve it.
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DonnieK2 Premium
Your words have been copied and proven time and time again here at Wealthy Affiliate!
Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Cape May is a great town! Be sure to check out the other shore towns in Cape May County. Lots of good food to be had down there. The Wildwoods are fun for the boardwalk. Stone Harbor has some great shopping and food. The beaches are great too. My family still has a restaurant there. Avalon is on the same island as SH. Still heading north, there's Sea Isle and Ocean City. Both are fun town but a little more crowded.

Enjoy your time at the beach!
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boomergp08 Premium
I am very aware of the many shore towns up and down the Jersey Shore. Spent so many summers anywhere from Seaside Heights down to Cape May.

Your family has a restaurant in SH? What is the name of it? I may have time on the way back up to northern Jersey to check it out.
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SuzaMarie Premium
I didn't realize you were a Jersey Boy. :)

It's called Donna's Place. 107th St. and 3rd Ave. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also has a bakery and fish & produce market. It's seasonal like so many other places down there.

Have fun! I love the shore in September!
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janelutwama Premium
Thanks Robert for the great post! You are given a comprehensive account. Much appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. Glad you liked my post.
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JamesJB Premium
Making money online is great, which is my main reason of being here.

Thank you for such a great post, Robert...
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome James. Happy you liked my post.
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JamesJB Premium
Your posts are always brilliant, Robert.
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MichalB Premium
Hi Robert,

I want to thank you for this article.

Perfect timing -> as I`ve really needed to absorb such content like I read above.

Very inspiring.
Mike
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Mike. Success can always be achieved as long as you do not give up on how to achieve it.
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Loes Premium
Enjoy your holiday in Cape May Point, Robert, that's indeed one of the biggest benefits of working online, you can do it in any place everywhere and at any time. I love living this laptop-mobile-life:))
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JamesJB Premium
It might happen to you too, Loes...writing from your camper while exploring the world at the same time :))
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Loes Premium
I am working towards that kind of life James, my youngest turned 18 now, he has still one year schooling to go, after that, I am sure I can change into a more mobile life.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes. It is an amazing feeling when all you need to work is a tablet or laptop and an internet connection. But it has been hard to get motivated lately being in this peaceful environment.
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Loes Premium
I volunteer to kick your ass;))
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JamesJB Premium
Hahaha...is this the violent side of Loes? :)
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Loes Premium
Sometimes that needs to come out too;)
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boomergp08 Premium
LOL Kick away.
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Loes Premium
Aha, you think, she's living at the other side of the world, she can't Hurt me...:))
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JamesJB Premium
LOL....
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leader Premium
Looks like you have put a lot of effort into that blog post
Thanks for sharing
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Fleeky Premium
Thank you for sharing your succes. Very clear and motivating.
Great example for all of us. !
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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