Three reasons why you're not making money here
I often read the comments and questions posted here and some of the most common questions I see are:
- How do I earn money here?
- When will I earn money here?
- Isn't Wealthy Affiliate a scam? I'm not making any money.
I thought I'd write a quick blog post addressing these three questions.
How do I earn money at Wealthy Affiliate?
This one's a really simple question to answer.
By following the training.
I've seen enough success stories here to know that the only way to make money here is to follow the training and do the work.
You are not going to make any money if you spend all your time reading people's blog posts about success and never following their example by doing the work they did.
If you want to increase the traffic to your blogs, create content and tell Google about it using the search console.
If you want to increase the traffic to your blogs even more, use social media to promote the content you create.
If you want to increase the amount of money you make, write quality content and promote it.
I've always dreamed of speaking a foreign language so I've bought lots of books on the ones that interested me and they look great on my bookshelf.
Unfortunately owning books doesn't give me the ability to speak a language. I'm now putting the work in to learn Chinese and it's taking me a fair bit of effort.
I've come to learn that if you don't want to work for it, you don't really want it.
When will I earn money at Wealthy Affiliate?
I'm sure you know what I'm going to say.
You'll start to earn money when you start to put the work in.
Of course, some people (I've done this myself in the past) put in lots of work at first and then, after a month of effort, wonder why they're not seeing the money flowing in.
When a farmer plants his seeds, he knows he's going to have to wait for months before he can harvest his crop.
When you start to write your content, you are sowing the seeds for your website's future traffic. As the line goes in the film, Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come.
Can you imagine if Disney World had two small kiddy rides and a lemonade stand? Would people travel from all over the world to visit it? No.
Instead, they fly in from all over the world, throwing money at Disney because there's so much to do there.
When there's plenty for your visitors to see on your website, they will come and the money will flow whether it's through affiliate sales or referrals.
Wealthy Affiliate is a scam!
Before accusing Wealthy Affiliate of being a scam because you're not making any money, answer these five questions:
- Did you complete the training?
- Did you put the work in, completing each task in the training?
- Did you spend at least six (preferably twelve) months writing quality content?
- Did you promote your content on social media?
- Did you ask for help in the Wealthy Affiliate community?
I don't believe that, if you answered all these questions honestly, that you're not making any money. If you're not, see question five.
People with zero experience in marketing, even minimal experience in using computers have found success here. We have many wonderful members over the age of seventy making money by applying the training here.
Those three reasons I mentioned
So, coming back to the title of this post. The three reasons that you're not making money here at Wealthy Affiliate, or perhaps anywhere else online.
- You haven't finished the training
Okay, you've got your website created and you (think you) know how to create content for it but you stopped after the first module. Unfortunately all the good stuff is in the later modules. How to master keywords, how to leverage social media, and so much more!
- You haven't created enough content
Producing enough content to attract the traffic you need is going to take time. You need to stick with it and keep writing. Ideally twice a week.
- You haven't used the amazing WA community
When you got stuck, did you ask for help? Did you search in the gray search bar at the top of the WA community? Did you look at some of the amazing training offered by WA members? I've started compiling a list of some of the most inspiring training and blogs I've encountered on the WA platform.
You can do this
I made the mistake, when I started Wealthy Affiliate training back in 2016 I approached it in the same way that I approached teaching myself a second language.
I paid for the membership to get access to the further training and I did very little with it.
It's only more recently where I finally woke up and started applying the training that I've started to see my traffic increase and I've started to make money.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you to fish but you've still got do the work of choosing what fish you want to catch, setting up your lines with tasty content bait that your fish will enjoy, and attracting them with shiny social media posts.