You're Earning $67 Per Hour And You Don't Even Know It

Last Update: September 24, 2020

If you're new to affiliate marketing then it can become pretty easy to find yourself getting caught up focusing heavily on earning commissions.

And it's understandable... After all, that's why you're here, right? To make money?

But putting a primary focus onto earning commissions can actually be hugely detrimental to your success, especially at the earlier stages of your journey.

You see, the reality is that if affiliate marketing is brand new to you then it is likely going to take you a little time to begin accruing commissions & earning any money.

And that can leave you feeling frustrated.

It can leave you asking questions such as:

  • Does this really work?
  • Will it work for me?
  • Can I really do this?
  • Am I doing everything wrong?
  • What if I'm just not cut out for this?

But what most people don't realize is that even though they are not yet earning commissions in the earlier stages of their journey, they are still accruing profits.

In fact, without even knowing it - you could literally be earning as much as $67 for every single hour that you spend working on your website, even if you're not earning commissions.

How!?... I hear you ask.

Well, I've already referenced it in a previous post of mine, but I want you to take another look at the screenshot below:

The picture above shows a listing for a niche website (the exact same type of website that you're taught how to build here at Wealthy Affiliate) on a marketplace for websites.

  • The website was launched in May 2019
  • It has a mere 78 posts
  • Each post on average is around 1,200 words

So, at the time the listing was active, the website was just a little over 1 year old which means on average, the creator had been posting around 2 new posts each week (1.5, to be exact).

And given that each post is around 1,200 words long, the creator probably spent around 3-4 hours each week creating that content to publish onto their site.

In other words, that's 156 hours per year... And they sold the site for $10,500+

So if we divide that sale by the amount of estimated hours that they put into working on their site, then that equates to a whopping ~$67 for every hour they spent creating content.

Now, ask yourself this... If somebody promised to pay you $67 per hour, would you continue working on your website each week, even if it was not necessarily earning any commissions?

Of course you would!

So I just want you to use this post as a realization that even if you are not yet earning money, your work is not for nothing. It never is. Everything additional effort you make & every additional piece of content that you create is going towards building you a potentially very valuable asset.

And of course, I am not suggesting you should ever sell your website... Because there's a reason people are willing to pay big bucks for these kinds of sites. They're willing to pay it because they know what huge potential they have to generate long-term recurring revenue.

Anyway, just some food for thought. Keep pushing forward!

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Bibinassabi8 Premium
Hi Dale,
Your training courses are excellent and helped me a lot.

I was aware that it would take some time to learn and get established like any business would.

I will surely follow all of your money-making advice and make additional effort into it.

Thank-you so much for assisting me in this journey to success!
JDB73 Premium
All the work done on your website will eventually pay off whether you sell your website or not is irrelevant.

The point I'm getting at is that the more work you do on your site the more it is worth. It essentially becomes a very valuable asset that you can leverage.
I loved this post because it made take aoik at my website with a whole new perspective.
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I am so excited to learn more ,During this journey, Unfortunately,
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RickHan Premium
What an awesome article to bring us to reality, so many people start out and don't see ANYTHING for the time they put into their website because they can't see the road ahead due to the fog. Perhaps this article just may be enough to bring many to realization that their work is of great value. Thanks for sharing my friend.