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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nancydarnell Premium
I am so excited to learn more ,During this journey, Unfortunately,
my time is very limited, so, I work on It when I can ,I am still New
To all Of This and am Makeing, My share of mistakes,I work 7 Days a week, So please bare with me ,as well as I am computer
Illiterate so Thankyou for your help
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.
Jon456 Premium Plus
I have never thought of things that way it definitely helps you to put things into perspective much better a lot of people run into obstacles in the affiliate marketing journey you’ve just got to keep pushing more and more it does pay off and it’s a great feeling of accomplishment when it does
CarlaNavarro Premium Plus
Hi there, great Post. I tend to foget this source of income you can make from originating a good solid website.

I read a few stoires here a year ago, and some people did very well selling their sites. What they do is develop them, and sell them continuously.

But yes, there are several ways to monetize this platform, and do well.

Thank you for the reminder.
Dale123 Premium Plus
Yep - that's called flipping. Personally I'd prefer to just build an income from the sites, but it's good to know the option is there :)
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Dale, thank you very much for this reminder.

Jeff has also been sharing a lot with us about buying and selling domains, but there is a lot of investment benefit in building them out in the short term dn the flipping them.

It actually is a good, enabling way to get started with income generation.

Very helpful.
Thank you.

Dale123 Premium Plus
For sure Cassi, thanks for the comment :)