4 Years At Wealthy Affiliate: What A Ride!

Last Update: Aug 9, 2019

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August makes it 4 years I've been at Wealthy Affiliate and I always like to reflect a little each year.

I'm extremely grateful to be in a community like this one and I'm happy like this one exists. I've met a lot of great people, gotten awesome advice and tips from a lot of different people and have been fortunate enough to help some people along the way as well.

Here's a little timeline of what's gone on in those 4 years:

Year 1: I was brand new to affiliate marketing and making money online. Didn't know a single thing about SEO or anything like that. I created a website that didn't really go anywhere but I learned the basics (writing content, keyword selection) as well as the discipline needed to be a successful affiliate.

Year 2: Took what I learned and put t into a new niche and got it to around $2,000 in under 6 months. unfortunately, I lost this site to a Google update but still learned a lot.

Year 3: I built another site and this one to around $4500 a month in 7 months (most months were around $2000 however). I sold it for $40,000 about 9 months after starting it.

Year 4: Built another website that got to $2,000 a month in 6 months and sold it for $30,000 in about 9 months after starting it.


I did 4 years of college and left with $30,000 worth of debt and no real life skills. In 4 years at Wealthy Affiliate I nearly made $100,000 and have skills I can reapply in a million different ways.

Which one produced better results?

My lone regret is that I didn't find Wealthy Affiliate sooner.

At this point I consider myself an intermediate affiliate marketer with much room to grow. I don't want to sell any websites for a while and my goal now is stability and to grow my monthly income.

I'm on my way to my 4th site breaking $2,000 a month with my new Make Money At Home Site and as it stands it's on pace to make around a $1000 month (if it holds steady) and I'm guessing it'll keep going up as I pump out more and more content.

Once I hit that $2,000 a month spot I'm going to turn my attention back to Amazon sites and start building more of those. I plan on using Filipino writers (I already use one and she's amazing) thanks to Jerry's training on hiring them and to build as many Amazon sites as I can in the next 3 to 5 years. I think I can do 1 a year.

The goal is $10,000+ per months and I think I can get there.

So again, thank you to everyone who's helped me along the way. Even still I'm asking questions and recently solved a problem because of the Wealthy Affiliate community (I stopped getting referrals but was able to fix the issue).

I also want to thank Kyle and Carson for making this great place. There's so many scammers and rotten people in this industry and these two have decided to stand out as being honest and legitimate.

Before I go I want to share this post. It was my first blog here at Wealthy Affiliate and it was right after I upgraded to premium:


I can officially say I made the right choice and can look back at this post and smile : )

Edit: If you're interested in reading how I built those succesful websites, read this training I made where I detail how I did it:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dylanrieger/training

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Wow Dylan, that's incredible! It's really inspirational to see stories like yours from people who have really been successful. I'm only literally just starting and haven't even finished building my website yet but posts like this will give me hope that maybe I could achieve just sliver of your success. All the best

Thanks Andy!

I wrote a training about how I did it if you're interested in reading: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dylanrieger/training

Hey Dylan. Thanks a lot, I had a quick look and that training looks really great. Do you just use Amazon to monetise or do you use other affiliate programs? Thanks a lot

Just Amazon for the 3 most successful.

It's always so exciting to read your posts, Dylan.

You're an awesome guy and I'm forever thankful for your posts/training that lead me in the right direction with my business (which, must I add even helped ward away depression after the surgery back in 2017). Onwards and upwards man! 👏

P.S. Love how you concluded this post 😄👍

Thanks Zarina (success does seem have a way of brightening things!).

Always glad to hear from you and talk to you.

To many more years of success!

Awesome & Congratulations Dylan!

I do agree with you on so many points that you make my friend, I joined WA just 2 months before you. I also would have loved to have made the decision and found out about WA sooner. Since I've been on and earning on the internet since 2009 I am at a loss as to why I didn't find it sooner than June 2015.

Thank you for sharing your inspirational story and journey with us all Dylan, it is truly appreciated my friend.

Keep sharing & caring,

Tony

Thanks Tony! You were actually the lone person to comment on that first post! Glad you've found success as well!

I didn't realize that Dylan!

You are welcome and thank you my friend,

Tony

Yours is an inspiring story Dylan. Congrats on your success!

Erica

Thanks Erica!

What a nice reflection, thanks for sharing, you're a success story.

cheers!

Thanks!

So awesome, congrats on what you've accomplished!

Thank you!

You are a real inspiration tome and i have gotten some great tips from ur posts over the past year.
Here is to 4 more for ya!!

Same to you!

A great inspiration to all Dylan.

Derrek

Thanks Derrek!

Just amazing.
So inspiring, hope I do as well as you. Congratulations
Daisy

Thanks! Stick with it and you will

I will be
And thank you fo following me.
Honoured.
Daisy

Congrats! I love your story.

Thanks!

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