WA Still Works in 2017 & Beyond! $500 Proof.

Last Update: March 09, 2018

So as many of you know I've been in this affiliate marketing business for many moons. To put that in perspective, I was online when you had to use a dial up modem and have an account with AOL to connect to the internet.

If you don't know what that is, then that shows how long I've been online. LOL And right from the very start I was trying to make money, along with surfing some questionable websites. Don't judge me. I was young.

Back In The Day

"In my day", you had to know HTML programming to create a website. You couldn't just click a couple of buttons like you do now with WA.

To have people find your website, you would need to post ads in online classifieds and message boards. SEO wasn't even a thing yet. Now you little young "whipper snappers" just need to write some content that is optimized and Google will eventually send you free traffic via people that are actually looking for what you have to offer.

Ya'll don't know how good you have it.

Doubting Thomas

Although I lived through the "dark ages" of the internet. And my blog WorkAtHomeNoScams.com eventually came about because of all the new advances in marketing and technology. It made me wonder, does what WA teaches still work if I started a new blog? After all, my blog WorkAtHomeNoScams.com has been plugging along for over a decade and been pretty successful. Here is SOME of my income:

But maybe I got lucky with this blog and started it when there was less competition. Could I do it again in this new environment where there are far more bloggers?

Challenge Accepted

So I decided to create a new blog: MoreRealReviews.com to prove to myself I could make money in another niche applying what WA teaches. I launched my blog in March 2017 and started pumping out new content. I like reviews so I stuck with that. I also outsourced the articles because I'm too busy juggling too much already.

Oh Snap!

To my surprise my little blog was able to produce over $500 over the course of a few months.

Most of that was from Amazon, which I ignored for years because of their crappy commissions. But it never dawned on me that the affiliate program is actually great because you get paid for whatever anyone buys on amazon using your affiliate link within that 24 hours. So even if people weren't buying what I recommended they were buying other things that made me money. And that was an ah ha moment for me. Either way the point is I made money with a brand new site.

Crap Happens...

Things were going pretty well for my new blog. But then like with any business I was derailed when I lost my writer. I found a new one, but I wanted to take a step back from the new site to see if I could be more strategic with my content. I broke against one of the most fundamental things WA teaches about focusing on one niche. I was trying a different model. And it worked, but I found it more difficult to stay consistent with content ideas. But I plan to revisit the blog in 2018.

So Yes, Wealthy Affiliate Still Works!

So ultimately what WA teaches still works. It worked back in 2007 when I first joined this place and it worked in 2017 when I started a new blog. It does take patience and consistency. I lost some steam with my consistency and my income has gone down with that blog because I'm not adding new content. However, it still makes me money passively even if it's a little. But I suspect when I start writing on that blog again, the site will pick up steam and revenue.

I'm happy I made the investment to be a premium member a long time ago. It has paid for itself many times over. Creating a new blog like I did would have been a big pain in the butt back in the day. But here on WA I was able to buy my domain and set up my blog within minutes. When I needed comments for my new blog, I could get them here at WA.

You take for granted that WA has literally everything you need in one place. And this new blog was a nice reminder of how fortunate we are to have this place. So I hope this gives you some inspiration.

If you're on the fence about investing in yourself, I would say don't be. If you're patient, hard-working, can follow directions and can be consistent, the investment will pay for itself many times over. The proof is in the pudding as you could see above with my new blog.

I'm happy that I went premium years ago. I quickly realized you're not paying a fee to make money when you go premium. You're making a financial investment in yourself and your future. The people that are able to understand this fundamental difference are the ones that succeed long term. Hopefully you aren't Stevie Wonder and you can see this now!

Until next time,

Eddy with a y

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Grover6304 Premium
Great post and terrific performance. How did you identify folks to outsource your content?
Steve
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks. You can find them on content mills, upwork.com or craigslist. You just have to make sure you train them. I have a very specific outline and I have training videos. So I can usually train anyone to write how I want and keep my cost low.
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Grover6304 Premium
Thanks for the suggestions and help
Steve
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Steve.
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MKearns Premium
Interesting information Eddy. It also explains why some of the ambassadors consistently rank so high. It appears that going through the hoops to monetize the Vegas trip and generating revenue are factored in now with the new algorithm. Great going Eddy!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm not sure what you mean. Helping people here at WA is still a major factor to be an ambassador. There are people that are ambassadors that don't promote WA so that isn't a requirement. Either way the point of this post is to show people that WA still works even when I created a new site that doesn't involve promoting WA. So that's the takeaway not about the ambassadorship.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Real talk Eddy. There isn't a better deal online than what WA offers. The tools and services ALONE are worth 5x the monthly fee and Kyle & Carson continue to add new features without ever raising the price.

$299 is a small price to pay to gain access to everything WA offers, and I will happily pay it year after year.
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EddySalomon Premium
Your words speak volume Steve since you've been a successful affiliate following what WA teaches for years now. So thanks for chiming in.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Do you remember what WA looked like back in 2009? Hard to believe this is the same website and the same price still. The improvements these guys have made... They need to dig up some old screenshots of what WA used to be lol
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EddySalomon Premium
Dude, that's why I was saying these whipper snappers don't know how good they have it. It amazes me all the new things Kyle and Carson have added to this community. It's like night and day from when we joined. And I'm always impressed that the price hasn't gone up the way it should have considering all that is offered. We're all very blessed members to have WA.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Eddy, glad to see another success post from you!! Thanks for your inspiration and motivation! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Hi Grace,
You're very welcome. I'm always here to motivate and inspire folks. lol
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littlemama Premium
And oh... I have renewed by yearly membership at the $299 again this year! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Great job re-investing in yourself Grace!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Me too, Twin!!! No more disappearing acts, lol.
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littlemama Premium
Well, WA paid for it this time. ;)
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littlemama Premium
That's great to hear Twin! That's awesome. :)
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brandonacox Premium
Great stuff, Eddy! You're a legend.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Brandon. I don't know the legend part unless it's a legend of being a pain in the butt to my family. lol
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