8 Months and 4,000 dollars later, Wealthy Affiliate Works!

Last Update: January 28, 2015

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in May 2013. Before then, the only money I made online were from writing short articles for peanut on Elance, and royalty from my Amazon kindly books.

My only knowledge of word-press was the free websites at wordpress.com, and if you wanted to personalize it, you bought you domain thought them.

Well, to keep things short, I quickly learned that one way to make money from a website was through donations. Did a little digging and saw an opportunity to building a faith based niche site that was relevant only for a particular window of time. within 3 month, I'd raised over $5,000. $1,500 of that was for my personal services.

I then read of fellow WA members who were making nice side income building sites for local businesses, and thought.. that's something I can do. I began by charging $500 per website. Did two of those in November and December that accounted for $1,000.

January came along, and I got another website going. that brought me to $3,000.

And then came the kicker where with a little extra negotiation, I got small international B2B company to hire me to build their site for $2,000, and $100 monthly maintenance fee. I collected my 50% payment yesterday. Cash received to date: $4,000. Oh and then there's the WA commission for referring 2 premium members who are already making things happen in their own businesses.

So, while I've not yet made any money from Amazon or clickbank. I certainly have utilized the skills acquired to date effectively.

I am grateful but not yet fulfilled. I will be fulfilled when my income is passive as opposed to active. Even If it takes me another two years to hot my first major goal of 10K a month in passive online income, I will do it.

I hope this post can be an encouragement to the new members of WA. It works if you work it. And trust me, I've not even started working the system as I'd like to. I've not even completed bootcamp yet.

The key is to focus on the learning and bring value to your audience. the month will definitely come.

Here's to much greater success for everyone at Wealthy Affiliate.

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Mgriffin Premium
that's really great, not only that you've made money but for putting the training to such great use!!! maybe you could teach others to maintain the websites you build
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PeteWeaver Premium
Firstly, I want to thank you for this post. I've been here for a year and I've not made much progress mainly because I don't follow directions well or rather I don't keep myself focus.

I can tell just by this blog post that you're going to be making your $10,000 monthly passive income soon. I know that if you follow these courses, it will help you become financially free...I mean totally.

Secondly, You're doing a great job here creating a better life for yourself and sharing it with others.

Keith
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trekrider Premium
Thanks Dan...very inspirational. No substitute for hard work and a positive attitude. Best of future success.

Jeff
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Beards Premium
Thank you Dan for the encouragement. I would love to got the local route but still a lot to learn, yet like you I have a 3-5 year goal so maybe in time. Thanks for your post
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
Just keep at it Beards, it will happen
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Great post Dan, thanks for sharing your online business experience and success. It does help us newbie to continue on forward and succeed. I'm sure you will attain your goals!
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
Sure... they Key to success at WA is to approach it as a business. becuase it is. With many successful businesses, there is a learning curve. stick to the training, ask questions in the community, and success will come
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mwanzaw2002 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
willing
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
You're welcome Willing. Thanks for following as well
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RoscoeL Premium
Hi Dan,
Lots of good ideas here, I'm going to try them out and hope I have as much success.
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
Hey Roscoe,

my advice is to target the getting started training and follow it. You will have great success
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Loes Premium
Great Dan, hope you hit the SUCCESS button, because it IS!
Did you solved the problem with the links?
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
Thanks Loes. I believe I marked it as a success post. yes I solved the links issue. It was a plugin that was causing the problem. I had been using sumome plugin to build my email list, but I guess it's not compatible with my current theme.

Thanks for the help
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Loes Premium
Glad you have solved it
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kommerbbb2 Premium
I've haerd, that "GetResponse" is THE most stable and effective email list, to find.
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FreedomTime Premium
Awesome Post! I just got started here about a week ago and can see the potential already. Some good results there. Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration! :)
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DanMaxwellJr Premium
Welcome Martyn.. There are indeed lots and lots of good results in WA. I continue to learn from others in here.
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