$2477.50 Since Becoming A WA Affiliate - My Strategy

Last Update: October 06, 2016

Before entering into the 'make money online' niche I was very skeptical of my chances of success. But I put my faith into the Affiliate BootCamp training like I did 4 years ago with the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.

But Why Enter The Make Money Niche?

Isn't It Crazy Competitive!

After achieving great success with marketing physical products from Amazon.com (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/josh-from-oz/blog/...), I knew it was time to expand. Plus I learned the HARD WAY about putting all your eggs into 1 basket last year. So a new income stream I demanded, and there's none better than the Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program right!

Knowing that the training was going to be first class and accurate I dived in. I was right, the training by Kyle was spot on and the result of taking action is so far to date $2477.50. So here's a breakdown of the results for those people that like stats followed by some tips to help you get Wealthy Affiliate commissions.

245 Days Online = $2477.50 To Date

I started my WA referral website earlier this year on February the 3rd, which is exactly 245 days ago. So in the last 8 months I have been following the training and writing content. Note: I haven't even finished the training yet, only up to Course 4, lesson 8.

As for content I have 60 posts and 15 pages =75 in total which includes: about me page, disclaimers etc.

So for some useless stats:
  • 75 pages online over 245 days (Up to October 6 2016) = 2.14 posts published per week
  • Average post takes 2.5 hours to write =187.5 hours
  • Pay Rate of $2477.50/187.5 = $13.05 per hour on average. Or $9.98 per day+
  • 22,645 Unique ORGANIC Traffic (Not Including social media etc)
  • 453 TOTAL signups (Premium and Free). 47 Premium Sign Ups
  • Conversion Rate For Organic Visitors To my site that converts to Signups=2%
  • Total Unique Clicks To WA 2,752 = Of the total 2% traffic sent to WA form my site, 16.46% of them create a account here.
  • Conversion from free to premium member = 10.37%

Where To From Here?

In order for me to get 1 premium sign up per day and qualify for Vegas I need to improve my traffic. Based on my current traffic and average conversion rates. I NEED 481 organic traffic to my site every day in order to get 1 premium referral every day. That would equal 365 premium referrals a year, based on averages of my current stats.

If you work out the average right now, I'm getting 92.42 unique organic visitors daily. But this includes the first 2 months where traffic was very slow due to it being a new Website. So basically I need to do 5.2 x more work to reach this goal quicker. Which is totally possible as I treat this site as a side Gig to my Amazon sites. Plus, organic SEO rankings will continue on even if I abandoned this site right now and I would continue to get traffic on autopilot. Which is why I love ranking in Google :)

Now you know the numbers I am getting and aiming for. Now you and have a realistic 'case study' if you will, to gauge your traffic numbers by. Perhaps my conversion rates are low? Or perhaps they are average?. Either way I have discovered, that in the make money online niche, the conversions are generally lower (2% of all my traffic signs up for WA) than my Amazon niche niche which convert much higher.

My Tips To Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program

Follow the training word for word!. Don't skip a single step. I learned a handy Pinterest tip by following the training which I didn't expect. Simple little things like that can make a big difference to your business. Don't pass it off as just something Kyle has thrown in there too make the course longer. It's in there for a very good reason.

Quick Ways To Get WA Referrals!

My second month promoting WA and I had received a payment from WA already. So earning your membership fees can be done quickly!.

This is how I did it and still do it: Follow the training to set up the foundation of your site.Make a mixture of content:

1. long term keywords under 50QSR to keep the passive traffic flowing in, Keywords that are related to making money; how to's and what is etc..

2. Review brand new make money products from places like warriorplus and JVZoo. You need to review these products as soon as they are released (Or before they are released if you can). This is because these products only have a short lifespan before nobody is promoting them anymore. So you pick up a big boost in traffic because 100's of internet marketers are spamming their email lists with these WSO's etc. Give an honest review and explain why its most likely rubbish and suggest to them a better way = WA!!

In some cases you can get these products as a review copy before they are released for free. You got to ask the seller beforehand (At least 1-2 weeks before launch) for a review copy.

Another way is to search google for any info you can find on these products and make your own review.

But I personally prefer to buy the product and use the receipt and backstage screenshots as a way of connecting with the readers because they can see I have actually bought the product. So I earn trust immediately, as the people who email these products rarely ever own the course.

Ponzi Scams: These are great sources of traffic and you don't even have to waste your money investing in them. Because they are SCAMS!!! you can explain to your readers why so and so is a ponzi scam and how they will inevitably get shut down or run away with the customers money. Some scams last a month while some can last longer than a year. So you can get year round traffic while saving people from scams. Google: Ponzi Scams if you are unsure what they are.

Social Media Tip!

Create branded accounts on all the social media accounts; Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, FB, Tumblr etc.

But don't follow other people in your niche!. Whats the good of following another 'make money online' account, because they are just trying to get you to sign up to their product.

INSTEAD, follow the people who are following these other ;make money' social media accounts. This shows me that they are interested in making money online because they are already following another 'make money' account. These people have real names, not branded names like getrichtoday, makeitonline, make500today etc etc. You can follow these kinds of people if you want to get ideas and such, but I wouldn't follow too many of them.

That's It!

So anyone really can make money in any niche, even the make money online niche. The training here is spot on and will guide you to success. Of course there are other ways to get WA referrals, but this is just how I do it right now. So maybe in 1 year from now I can reflect on how things have changed (For the better).. Happy Marketing :)

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sherlock77 Premium
You've managed to get really good traffic figures in a short space of time. I've been doing my IM site for about 8 months longer than you with 3 x as many posts and only about a quarter of your traffic. I think you're right about reviewing products that are about to launch. They do get good searches for a month or two.
Josh From Oz Premium
Absolutely, they give a spike in traffic every time I write a review.
jkryscynski Premium
Great Post Josh. Many just don't understand the importance of content. I have followed the training, yet skipped almost every time they said "create a post or page now" just so I could move on to the next lesson. Recently I have been feeling the effects of virtually no content. Well done sir
Josh From Oz Premium
Content is the hard part for many people, but it does get a lot easier once you write more and more. When you have more experience, you can pick any keyword and turn it into content. But back in the day I wouldn't know what to write about anything lol. So it does get easier :)
jkryscynski Premium
Exactly my problem currently. And when I do pick a keyword or phrase I tend to get off topic quickly. Lol, work in progress
Josh From Oz Premium
It helps to look at other websites. Don't steal or copy there content. But you can get ideas from it which may spark more ideas and how you can elaborate further on the topic.
jkryscynski Premium
JustinPrice Premium
Awesome post Josh.Good job on your success so far! I am just getting ready to start the journey of creating my online empire. I've been doing as much research as I possibly can first. Amazon affiliate is something that sparked my interest for creating an affiliate storefront for my website. Any light you can shine on this topic for me would be much appreciated!
Josh From Oz Premium
I have never used a Amazon storefront, so I can't help you there. Whatever your niche is, look for products that that niche buys. Then look for keywords that niche would type into google to find more info about those products. Then write a post on that keyword and review such products so you are helping the visitor find what they want. Help them make a buying choice.
JustinPrice Premium
Thanks for the reply.
HealthyDiva Premium
Great post Josh!
I too am a firm believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket.
I love slowly working on building my niche, but had been thinking about doing more to promote the WA side of things,
Your post has given me the motivation to do it - so thanks!
Josh From Oz Premium
Yea I learned the hard way thinking 'it will never happen to me' haha. But it does! So here's to more baskets!
AndiTointon Premium
Oh thank goodness for you - I have been in the same niche and only had 4 referrals in 6 months that are little more than ghosts. I do follow the training religiously and I am on here every hour of every day so you might understand why I am getting disheartened. It's horrible when you just can't work it out.
So your example above is great for me, personally. I really want things to start happening.
You have a lot of content you have added and keep adding.
I understand that good quality content is THE thing to have but can you explain to me the concept of having so much?
Is it because you can share each post and page and the more of your stuff is out there the better because it dominates other sources because Google groups all of your content as a big block of information they approve of?
It might be difficult to understand what I am trying say.
Sorry I really want to finally understand what it is that I am not doing right.
Do you feel like you are repeating the content but just in different wording... and does it matter?
I imagine people reading my website as a little book.
Am I being too precious about each page or post I create?
I am thinking yours must be more like an Encyclopedia.
I hope you don't mind if I look at your website that will help me understand what it is I need to be doing more of. I already know I need more content. You have been very good for showing an insight into your way of working already.
I have an Amazon affiliate site too that just never performs either. In fact, I have 6 domains and none of them do anything much at all yet. I have been doing this at WA for 6 months. I would love to be able to get a referral to help me cover my subscription fee let alone earning anything else. But if I did that would feel awesome.
Josh From Oz Premium
To be honest, I should be more socially active in this niche. I always share every post on all sites to social media accounts. But I should be out there commenting, liking, sharing their stuff more and getting followers in this niche. But I'm more of a words on post kind of person haha. But I need to do more social marketing!

In regards to 'am I repeating myself' Well yes basically. But I try not to do 2 posts in a row that are about 'how to make money'. I don't think of my site as a book so much. I treat every page as a entry point to teaching someone the basics of affiliate marketing, and then will send them onto my "what is affiliate marketing page" which will then send them onto my WA review. So by the time they get to the WA review they have a better understanding of what to expect.
I also have a link to my WA review on EVERY post as well.

I break the repetition up by doing mainly Warrior Plus reviews. These products are low quality, sometimes very bad and cost between $5-$10. So not huge investments. As these products are brand new, like 1 day old or less than you have minimal competition. So if you write a honest review, people will respect that. Most people will review these products and just skim read the sales page as their review. People want to know what the product is about, not how to read a salepage.

Do 3-5 of these Warrior Plus product reviews a month and you will be surprised. You make your money back and then some, plus you are helping people find WA :) Get on as many of these WarriorPlus product creators email lists as you can and they basically let you know when new products are coming out. Or you can Google Search WarriorPlus product Launches.

As for Amazon, thats another story haha. The niche must be focused/targeted. Find buyers words in that niche and start writing. It does take months to gain traction tho.