My Blogs Earned Over $100k Part-Time in 2018

Last Update: January 10, 2019

As we get rolling in 2019. I wanted to get everyone inspired into the New Year by sharing my little success story. This post isn't about bragging. I'm writing this article so it gives people hope that all the work you're putting now will eventually pay off if you don't give up. Before we get into the bigger numbers. I want to start by discussing my smaller success with a new site since this will probably resonate with many of the newbies.

Like A Virgin...

In 2017, I decided to start a totally new site that had nothing to do with WA or making money online. To be honest, I was a little burned out with the make money niche and I wanted to be able to expand. I also wanted to prove to myself I could do it again in a new niche. So I started creating content for my new site. Things were plugging away but I was not seeing the results I was so accustomed to experiencing with my make money site.

All of a sudden many of the fears and doubts I had when I was new in this industry came flooding back. I felt nervous like this was my first time. Needless to say it was weird to have these feelings again. Because I already had a successful site making money which was a direct result of applying what WA teaches. So why should this new site be any different?

But despite this fact, I started to question if I was just lucky with my main site. Maybe all the haters were right when they claimed that only people promoting WA or the make money niche were making money. To make matters worst, I lost my writer who was responsible for the content on this new site. So I had to leave it alone for a few months when it was just starting to get some momentum. But in early 2018, I decided to find a new writer and get back on the saddle by adding new content again. I wasn't seeing amazing results but I saw some minimal progress. Most of my pages were ranking on the second page of Google which is basically no mans land. But it was better than nothing.

However, I was still skeptical and scared. So I reached out to some experienced members here on WA. They provided their insight and encouragement. I was looking for a magic bullet. But there wasn't any and I should of known better. So I kept plugging away following the WA principles and what I've preached to everyone in my cheat sheet.


Eureka!

Finally, in the fall of 2018 the hard work finally started to manifest. Many of my pages were now ranking in the first page of Google. I was finally seeing traffic and the pages started to make me some money.

Now that I knew I was getting some traffic. I went back to the articles that were ranking and added more ways to monetize my pages. Because I knew there are more ways to make money on your site outside of selling things. I made sure to include all the various methods on this new site. You can read about these various monetization strategies in my post:

Back At 5 Figures: I Earned $10,640,56 in August


The New Site Results

So a couple of things should be noted here. On paper, this may not seem like a lot of money made in 2018 for this new site. But keep in mind I said that the pages started to rank in the fall of 2018. So the reality is this income only represents a few later months in the year when the traffic and income picked up. Monetization strategies like the display ads were added to this new site in the middle of October. So imagine if I experienced high ranking at the start of 2018 and had all my monetization options in place then as well. The total gross income would be significantly greater.

And this is why I expect that in 2019 I should be able to double or triple 2018's gross income for this site. But the take away was that WA still works! It wasn't limited to sites promoting WA. My new site has nothing to do with making money. It's all about helping people shop safely. I'm following the same things I do with my make money site but covering a different topic and niche.

I had to be reminded that Google won't reward your site with traffic for months down the line. They want to see if I'm a fly by marketer or if I'm in it for the long haul. Most people would stop writing content after a few months after not seeing any results. I kept pumping away optimized content consistently week after week. And eventually Google decided I was the real deal. Articles I wrote in 2017 and early 2018 finally started ranking well in the fall of 2018. So there was a forced delayed gratification.

If I would have just written a few articles, stopped and waited Google may have decided we won't be ranking this site. But I pushed through the pain even though my self doubts wanted me to call it quits.

Where's the $100k?

So you're probably wondering where is the six figures I alluded to in the title of this article? Clearly the new site hadn't produced most of that. Well as I mentioned earlier I have my main site which is where most of my money is currently made at the moment. I expect my new site will eventually take over most of the income or match it. But I digress.

The results for the money site are as follows:

Most of the 6 figures came from here. The key take away is that the majority of the earnings from this site and the new site are from monetization strategies that don't require sales to be made. It came from display ads and CPA offers I promoted on my sites. If you want to understand how that works, I've already explained them in great detail here. (So read that if you have questions.) Ultimately what you need to understand is a site can make money without selling anything.

Obviously if you're smart you want to cover all monetization strategies which include sales as well. But you don't always have to convince people to buy something to make money from your blogs. The numbers above prove that.

Half-Ass Job

The other major take away for you is that, I run my websites part-time. Let that marinate in your mind. I was able to earn over 6 figures last year part-time. I had to "half-ass" it because I have a full time job and a family. So I had to learn how to maximize my time out of necessity. That basically involves re-investing some money earned from my sites and job into content development.

Fortunately there are tons of writers out there who will gladly write articles for you. Some are already trained in the WA ways. But others I had to train myself using videos and other documentation I created.

It takes time to train people and find the right folks. You'll get frustrated and go through some bad apples. It's easy to give up and just say I'll do this myself. However, in my case, I knew that wasn't much of an option. So I had to be patient and keep pushing until I found some good people. Now these folks do the heavy lifting of writing the content for my sites. I just edit, tweak and post.

Leveling Up!

The great thing about outsourcing some of your business work like writing content, is the process is scalable. As one person you only have so much time in the day to write articles and do the things you need to do in your normal life. But when you have writers you can hire, they can write for any new niche sites you may want to start. You're no longer limited to what you're physically capable of doing. This allows for you to scale up your income. I plan to do this in 2019 by having writers work on additional niche sites I have or want to start. I'll just keep taking a portion of the income I earn from one site and use it to fund the content development of another site. It's a long term investment. I don't worry about being profitable because the money is coming from sites that are already profitable. And if I continue to apply what WA teaches, the new sites will eventually be able to pay for themselves. Furthermore they will turn a profit. Ultimately I.m working smarter not harder.

Wrapping It Up

So after looking at the numbers, 2018 was a great year for my business. It re-affirmed to me that WA still works regardless of the niche. It also helped me sympathize with new bloggers more. I really forgot how real the struggle is when you start a new site. And it's tougher if you don't have another source of income or if you've never experienced success in this venture.

And that's why it was important for me to write this article. I think there are many of you out there fighting the good fight. You're feeling hopeless and have tons of doubts if you should push forward. But as you can see, this can pay off even when you start fresh like I did. And you're also seeing where this can eventually lead you if you keep plugging away like I have with my main site.

This business really has to be treated like a farm. You have to put in the work now to harvest the results which may come months or even a year later. You have to shake off the self doubts and some advice from people who have never been where you want to go!

When you start to feel down, read the success stories of others! It will remind you that if they can do it, you can too. Because everyone that is successful in this business started where you are. The only difference between people who are successful and those who are not is that successful people continue to try when others call it quits. They have the same fears you do but they don't let their fears control them.

What's Next?

Well if you've been reading this article carefully, you'll notice I've strategically linked to many resources that will can help you achieve the same success I did in 2018. My advice to you is to go and click on these links and read through them. I'm confident you'll have many "aha" moments and actionable steps you can take to help you achieve your goals in 2019 and beyond.

Hopefully this article has inspired you and given you some things to think about. Let me know if you found it helpful or not. Feel free to share it with others. We all need some inspiration from time to time. Again this article isn't about me. It's about you and your potential. You can do it!

Until Next Time,

Eddy with a y

P.S. If you enjoyed this article, you'll probably like my other blogs here at WA.

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PaulDuBay Premium
Wow Eddy!
You are a heavy hitter.
Thanks for your sound advice and inspiration,
Still plugging away.
Cheers
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EddySalomon Premium
Well, I wouldn't say I'm a heavy hitter. There are definitely other bloggers that are making what I made in a year every month. That's what I call heavy hitting. LOL Hopefully I can get there. But I'm happy with my little results.

In any event, I'm happy I can inspire. Keep plugging away. It will pay off!
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Kerjackie Premium
A very inspirational post, Eddy, like many people from this community, I'm trying to work hard, and I know that everything takes time to build up a strong, well-established business to get results, well it would be convenient for me to hire someone to write articles but I really don't have a budget for that, I really need to improve myself for writing more articles, this is my main issue, because it takes me so long to finish one. I will look at your links to learn more and hopefully get more ideas.
Thank you for sharing these valuable pieces of information
Jacqueline
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EddySalomon Premium
I hear ya Jacqueline. I remember when I use to write my articles. Initially it was very painful. But then I discovered writing reviews and that made it much easier. Because there were always new companies and products to review in my niche. And I was basically just following a review outline. So maybe you should do more of that to make it easier for you.

If you're struggling to write articles here are some tips that may help you get rolling: How To write articles that get visitors: Write reviews: Ultimately you want to write at least 1-2 articles per week. That's what will get you results and build a foundation. Otherwise Google will never visit your blog. And it will be harder to get accepted to affiliate programs if they don't see that your site is active with new content. So it's important to get that going. Your site is like a car. It's nice to have one, but without fuel it won't go anywhere. Your content is fuel and just like a car, you have to fill it up regularly. I hope that makes sense.
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ReginaO1 Premium
Hi Eddy
As a follow up to this discussion, say I write 2 articles in a week, how often or how many of those articles should be a product review?
I would really appreciate a clarification here.
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EddySalomon Premium
Half of your content should be product reviews if you like writing other styles of articles. I'm personally all reviews because they attract lots of targeted traffic of people who are ready to take an action. You can't beat that type of traffic. So it's my only focus. But that's me.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi, Eddy,

This awesome. I am moving onto my next venture. I often wonder if I can do it again. Different niche different ways.

This post also backs up what I think. W.A. does work in an abundance of ways.

I have yet to master the Affiliate side of W.A. and I know and hoping now I have more free time I can do this.

Considering on a writer could also help. I just hope I can source one in the ways you do. Eddy your a diamond.

Thank you so much. I always trust in what you write and say. Now I need to read your other blogs to catch up.

I spend way too much time looking after new people that are not my referrals. .

I forget what I need to do for myself and my own and I need to catch up. .

Thank you Eddy with a Y.

Debs :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Debs,

I'm glad this post confirms you can get into another niche and it can succeed. I know its a doubt many of us who already have one existing site feel. So it was nice to prove to myself that this success is repeatable.

I'm happy that you trust my words and advice. I may not write a lot on WA. But when I do I want to make sure it will have an impact and is actionable for folks like you. So I'm happy you appreciate the content I put out here. It's my way of giving back without neccessarily spending all my time here in the community.

Because ultimately I have sites to run. So I'm glad you have come to the realization you need to spend more time on you and your goals. Hopefully 2019 will be a big turning point for you.
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ExpatMark Premium
I agree with all you just said. I need to put sentence 6 and 7 in my 2019 goals of what not to do. We just got big hearts Debs and not a selfish bone in our bodies. I wish I could be a little more selfish. I will try.

Eddy rocks.

Mark
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Debs66 Premium
Bless ya :)
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you so much, Eddy.

Your words truly count for me. In more ways than you will ever know. Your the best. An amazing person and an inspiration. I love to see you guys blog it's like old Skool and it works.

Your journey here is amazing and you mean a lot to many of us here. I do need to step back a little and concentrate on what is right for myself my family and even my own referrals.

I do hope I can fire on all cylinders for the next big thing in my life. 2019 looks amazing already. Super lucky to have you guys around.


Debs :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Debs! This year can be your year. Focus on you and what you need to do. The results will follow.
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Debs66 Premium
I shared your posts I do hope you don't mind Eddy :) you are amazing and thank you.
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EddySalomon Premium
Nope I don't mind at all. That's what I hope folks will do with my article.
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you, Eddy. :)))
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ExpatMark Premium
You are an inspiration to anyone who ever wanted to MMO!

Bookmarked to read weekly.

Thanks.

Make a living, make a difference.

Mark
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Mark. Anyone can make money on the internet if you have the patience, consistency and willingness to follow through on the WA training.
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SrdjanK Premium
Well done Eddy! Once again!
Your consistent ability to inspire is second to none. Thanks for the wonderful, informative and uplifting post. All the very best!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Srdjan!
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