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Last Update: February 16, 2018

Expanding Beyond

I know that we are all here to build each other up, sharing our intellect and teaching others what we have absorbed ourselves--spreading the knowledge.

I thought it might be helpful to everyone if I created a post for those making money here AND those who want to!

Sharing Ideas

Please share what route you've taken leading to your income at WA. Feel free to elaborate on what type of site you have, special features, themes, plugins, etc.--anything that may be beneficial and advantageous to the community.

What Are You Doing?

Are you managing email marketing? Did you create a WA promotional site? Are you writing a best of site, a review site or both? Anything that you can share would be quite helpful and motivating to upcoming entrepreneurs.

Thanks A Bunch!

Thank you in advance for your insight! I look forward to the responses.

Feel free to comment whether or not you've earned any money. This post is for all who want to succeed! (By the way--we are ALL entrepreneurs here!

Many thanks and keep on plugging away!

Erin XOXO

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David_S Premium Featured Comment
I started out using Wealthy Affiliate back in 2008 and then found it was going to take a lot of work and time to make things happen. Took a few steps back after making very little money. Had to work a real job in the meantime. I found after reviewing the forums here (Yes, WA had a terrific and a very busy forum back then) that there were some very talented marketers who were doing so well. I learned a lot of SEO and how to research online from these folks and WA.

The first few sites I made were basically duds. When I found out that I was good at SEO and ranking pretty much anything out there I was hooked. I re-joined WA full time and my main site (have about 5 very good sites) took a few years of me sitting in my room working about 12 plus hours everyday to get it off the ground. It was a lot of work and sacrifice. But it was well worth it and not having a life for a few years because now I have several people working for me out of their homes, have 2 great affiliates that work for me and they are high ranking members of WA as well. Long story short, I have been making a full time income since back then and was able to buy 8 homes with the money I made from what I learned here at WA. My advise is stay strong and don't give up even though at times it seems like a better road to travel. Nothing really good is super easy and it does take time to build a mini empire ;-) Good luck all!
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herinnelson Premium
WOW! What a journey you've had, David! Thanks for stopping by and sharing it with us!

Your post just goes to show that with persistence and dedication, you can reach the moon! I is so impressive that, even after you had half given up on WA, something in you ignited and you CAME BACK with more power than ever to succeed--even being able to buy not another, but 8 homes! WOW..this news was so worth my post!

Your comment is full of integrity and perseverance, and I wish you much CONTINUED success! We can all learn valuable lessons from you.
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you for this! It's great to hear from successful people on WA.
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victorC2 Premium
I like where you came from,
good for you, now making a good living at it
what some of your web site links
keep up the good work.
god bless
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Swangirl Premium
Very impressive! Yes, I can see that it does work from my own experience. The key is to keep moving forward and not quit.
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Wowee David. That's awesome!!
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, D. I love hearing stories like these -very motivating. Continued success!
M
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Ropetejr Premium
Very encouraging post! I just need to get back to my training. I put a stop to it for 2 weeks. Hoping to start again tonight! I can see the training is very important to follow and to ask questions!
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Jenar423 Premium
David Thank you for such an awesome reply gives me hope. Keep up the great work
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ElviraC1 Premium
Awesome help build my faith but learning from you all I love testimony thank
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dluellen Premium
Thanks for sharing! Your post just gave me some more fire to keep going with WA! Persistence!
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ElviraC1 Premium
Thanks David for sharing that info you the first yet that have a good testimony with love Elvira
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RamenRiches Premium Plus
While my journey hasn't been nearly as exciting as some, I've learned a lot along the way.

My first site here back in 2012 was earning $1200/mo before I got a cease and desist on it. The site name was topkeurigcoffeemakers.com and Keurig didn't appreciate it....

...lesson learned.

My other sites earn about $300/mo but in all fairness, I've spent too much time in the past focusing on my freelancing business.

This year, I'm going hard, so I'll let you know at the end of the year ;)

Bottom line, WA DOES work, you just have to work your tail off like you would with any other job.

Only difference...

...you're working for YOU, not someone else.
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herinnelson Premium
Great inspiration! You've really worked to a great potential here! I was making money with Amazon and out of nowhere, they cut me off, too. I was shocked and all the work putting hundreds of links on 3 of my sites had to be deleted. I am currently working on a different project all together now, soon to be finished this week!

It's fabulous working for me! I loved your post and it added so much to my post! Take care and glad to connect! See you around again!
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Wow Tony, how interesting. So weird that Keurig didn't appreciate such great publicity. Are you doing Kyle's Super Affiliate Challenge this year?
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Labman Premium Plus
My response is not nearly as good as David. I have however had some successes over the years.
I took Jay's early advice and have been creating websites for businesses. My best month was about $5K but I had to scale back a bit as 6 clients and 3 websites in process was a bit much to handle. I have been earning a consistent income at that for several years.

My goal is to reach my offline income level as an engineer. I'm not there yet but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm focusing on the Super Affiliate program at the moment and have a new affiliate site just for me. It's time to stop the hourly grind and generate some recurring income.
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herinnelson Premium
I agree! There are so many opportunities here to develop a business with endless potential! I, too, design sites--for companies. I've had my own web business for 17 years now and just switched it over to here! It's a great avenue to take at WA, Jay is right!

I wish you all the best with the Super Affiliate program! Thank you for swinging by and adding your input! See you around! :)!
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, C. Congrats and continued success.
M
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CraigKnight Premium
No money yet, but I haven't been expecting any. I am doing some behind the scenes work that has to be done and when that is completed I will launch the marketing side.

I have no doubts that when I launch (target date 3/1/2018) It will skyrocket. I have the marketing ready to go, just working on the "product" 16+ hours per day.

My strategy is a little different than WA teaches, although WA is what is making it happen. My system isn't reliant on SEO and building traffic, the marketing will bring in the users/clients/income.

When I launch, I will move to phase two, which is another product. I expect it to take 3 months per product to launch. Total products 3. All within one site.

I have high expectations for each. We will soon see.
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lee19 Premium
hey craig i have seen this happen before and in terms of marketing without a following its is going to be really hard to get lift off. its like what kyle said on the customer product cycle trying to sell something before you have the customer is going spending more money on ads then you'll get in revenue. im not trying to bring you down all, im all for you going for it because ive have had ideas for building an ecommerce store and a brand but know at this time in in my life it would not take off. im very curious on "the product" and wish you all the best.
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CraigKnight Premium
I agree that would be the case, in most instances. But not this one. I have a great, simple and free marketing strategy that will get in front of 10's of thousands of hungry folks within minutes that are looking for the product. I know where the customer is and they are actively searching for a product like this.

I've done some testing and just from 24 hours of testing I have thousands that are waiting for the launch. Will they convert? That is yet to be seen. But it looks positive.
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herinnelson Premium
I love a post with character, determination and complete confidence! Yours has all that! Your strategy is impressive and will bring you to a whole new level of accomplishments! I'll have to dip into the marketing aspect more, too. I'll be using groups on FB, several Instagram accounts and connections at Linkedin.

It's so great to read your comments and keep up the momentum--it's contagious!
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Fascinating.
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JackieT66 Premium
I am new to WA but I have created two websites in hopes of selling a product but did not have a following and I flopped. I hope that your experience is better than mine was. I am saving the domain names to use on a future date because I feel these can be real money making domains. But first I must learn how to get a following and how to perfect my SEO skills. Best of luck to you.
Jackie
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CraigKnight Premium
That's a shame Jackie. I can feel your pain. Having a great product and not being able to monetize it would be disappointing.

My product isn't actually for sale. It is free. I am giving it away because the money is to be made inside the product by users signing up for affiliate programs I have within the product I am peddling.

I will explain it all later in greater details, after some results start coming in after the launch. I don't want to give bad info out (in case it doesn't work out as planned). Although the pre-registrations have been amazing, it doesn't mean that once it goes live that it will convert. We will see in a few days.

Thanks for your good wishes.
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Hi Erin, Yes!!
I have been making over $500 a month since November last year. I have 3 blogs and presently most of my income is derived from paid guest posts or contributed posts.
I've blogged about this at Wealthy Affiliate a few times. You can find my most popular WA blog about it here: I also have a couple of income report posts on my blog about blogging which goes into more detail on how I earn income blogging.
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herinnelson Premium
I'm speechless, Lauren! I just read your post and have not been able to close my open jaw! I hadn't given much thought to paid guest posts or contributed posts before!

I'm so glad you dropped by to share that with us. Thanks for all your insight! Time and dedication is the name of the game, and with different avenues to get you there, it's brilliant.

Take good care and see you around! Great post!
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Swangirl Premium
I just went back and read that post again. You really are amazing Lauren! I left you a question there.

Jessica
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Fab, Erin. My pleasure. Happy to share. It was so exciting to finally start making some real income. Now can't wait to see my affiliate commissions overtaking my paid guest post income.
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Thanks Jessica. I answered questions.
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, L. Congrats and continued success.
M
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herinnelson Premium
That's the beauty of this business! When one area begins to work, there are so many other possibilities to expand and make money as well! Learning from you and all who've posted here is so helpful in gathering such inspiring ideas to gain success! Thanks!
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