7 Year Anniversary At Wealthy Affiliate 2017

Last Update: July 11, 2017


Finishing Goals From 2014

The most amazing stories are the ones you hear about where someone makes $10,000 within six months of starting their website. But the reality is that it usually takes a lot longer to reach your goals.

Back in 2014 I set some goals for the year.

One was to get one of my websites to 5,000 visitors. One was to make $100 from my beer site.

Well, it's 2017 and I am finally approaching those goals. I'll count it as "met" them for now :)

I hit an all-time high for traffic, at 4700 visits in one day in June. Almost 5k!

And although I stopped focusing on my beer site, I started another site which is making $1,000+ per month.

3 Years!

Remember, those were my goals from June 2014. Yes, it took a lot longer than I planned, but I'm making momentum now so I can't complain.

Goals for next year? Let's make things simple. 2x + 10x. I'd like to double my traffic from 5k to 10k, and I'd like to 10x my earnings on my niche site from $1k to $10k.

Time to get to work!


As a member of WA for 7 years now, and as someone who'd purchased hundreds (maybe thousands?) of products in the "make money online" space, I can honestly say that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to build your online business.

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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, just wanted to stop by and word your post...
It was a Great post Nathaniel! I a agree with you, I wasted lots of money in the make money niche as well. Most of them were training programs and I can say WA is the best place to start and learn from. There is so much information here and so many people willing to help out...
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LouisaB Premium
Nathaniel, this is historical data. Thank you. The proof is in the pudding.
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dpanic63 Premium
Hellos Nathaniell

GREAT story of your success and determination to achieve your personal goals.

Love the REALITY of it.

We are being inundated with the constant "GURUS" who make promises to learn a "little" and get a lot ......quick.......ARGH!

........................NO SUCH THING!!!!

The reality is this, Persistence, grow your tools, learn, apply and repeat. The time that it takes is individual to the person so do not get hung up on that.

Heres to Much success to you brother and to another many years to follow.

Cheers
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littlemama Premium
Congrats on your 7 years here and fun to see your stats! Thanks for sharing and showing us how persistent always wins!

To many more years and continued success!
Grace
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CHibbins Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
I have recently joined WA (literally 2 days ago) and I am obviously very much still in the learning phase. I will certainly continue the training and get moving with creating a site. Thank you for sharing info about your sites. Are you able to share with me the link to your most successful site? I would love to see it. I have been looking around WA to see if I can find examples of people's sites - particularly those that are top ranking. I guess I just want to see some successful ones in terms of what they look like to get an idea if I can see myself doing this. Is there somewhere on WA that links to people's most successful sites?

Thanks
Carmen
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Carmen! If i may jump in here to answer, I am wondering what the criteria is for "successful" sites? I think you mean those sites that are making $$...?

This is only my opinion, but I think that the best way to see all the sites, is to go to Site Rubix (upper left blue box) and click on Site Comments or Site Feedback. In both of those places you will get to see sites that have been up for ages and making lots of dough, and you will see sites that are just starting out.

This is my site: http://natureshealingstrategies.com.
I have been at this since March of 2017, so that is 5 months. In the whole scheme of things, my site is very young, but I consider it to be successful -- WHY? Because I have gone through the training and know that I am on target for keywords, content and working like a dog to try to earn some income. I am all over this WA portal to make sure I don't miss a thing.

Once you go through and finish the training, you'll see that we are at different levels of success.

I wish you nothing but the best in your success, and keep us posted with some links to your sites...!
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CHibbins Premium
Thanks Amy - this is exactly what I wanted to see...just some examples. Yes a successful site is one up and running and making money (or with strong potential to). I guess I want to just see a cross section so see what is involved. I understand that there is no one answer or perfect site. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. By the way I love your site!
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks so much and please reach out when and if you have any other questions or concerns...!
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WaynePro Premium
Some great success stories! Thanks for sharing them and motivating all of us.

Wayne
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GiuliaB Premium
Mr N, I am ever so pleased for you. Yes, a long time, but the fulfilment, I'm sure its second to none. Your story will serve me as my incentive to keep going!

Giulia
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Pernilla Premium
Congratulations Nathaniel!
You are working very persistent and that pays off in the end. Thanks for inspiring us keep going on.

Wish you continuous success!
:-)
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JulietAA Premium
Well done Nathaniel!
Happy 7th Anniversary! And successful years too!
Very encouraging.
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accad Premium
It's a long way, Nathaniel. That's just for traffic. I now understand the necessity of having affiliate product promotion that it's more shorter time to wait while waiting for the growth of traffic in your authority site. Am I right?
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PeterVX Premium
Great job, Nathaniell. I bet you have lots of tips for newcomers, like "Write frequent blog posts" that we have heard somewhere before. I hope it won't take me 7 years to make some decent money, though!
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George-10 Premium
Good on you mate keep it up! :)
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Very inspiring post! Happy 7th anniversary!
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jencraft Premium
If anyone can reach those goals, it's you. OMCoC is bookmarked for me, because I've learned a ton from the site. Good luck!
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NemiraB Premium
Great to hear positive things, all the best:)
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amyr2017 Premium
You are a true inspiration, and thanks for sharing that with us...! You are very realistic about all of this which is further confirmation that I am going about this the right way.
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KatieMac Premium
That is the reality of building a business up thank you Nathaniell it goes to show we need to just keep at it as well... congratulations on your achievements, encouragement and all that you share with us here in the community.. Oh !! happy anniversary
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abdul11 Premium
well done congrats
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RoopeshG Premium
Fantastic stuff, happy anniversary
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Vesna2 Premium
Congratulations Nathaniell! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Stay focused and you'll reach your goals for next year:))
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AlexEvans Premium
Happy 7th anniversary, thank you for the motivation,
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abrosco Premium
Happy 7th Nat! You also have contributed to us nearly 200 posts and enriched your peers!
Richard
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boomergp08 Premium
Happy 7th WAnniversary!
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jmaurice Premium
I admire your dedication, focus, and not giving up on yourself.
I wish you the best and success with your online business.
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Rod3 Premium
Congratulations Nathaniell! Your hard work and dedication is paying off in many ways.

You my friend, are a Rock Star!!
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PasekaK Premium
I celebrate your success with you. Rome was not built in a day and what you have achieved so far is remarkable as it is achievable with hard work, dedication, and patience. Congratulations my friend.
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SerahAO Premium
Congratulations!!!
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PRastogi Premium
Congratulations Nathaniel for the accomplishment
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Amazing longevity, and progress!
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adreyna Premium
Congratulations Nathaniel, great accomplishments! Thanks for sharing your experience. :)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Congratulations Nathaniell on your perseverance and your continually growing success. You are a true inspiration.
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TJ Books Premium
Great, Nate! John
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Kambas Premium
Nice to see this type of progress and that you are constantly at it Natahniel.
Congrats on your success bud! ;)
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kiliwia62 Premium
Congrats Nathaniel and your post is also very inspiring to others, thanks for sharing :)
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katzee Premium
Well done and thanks for sharing - onward and upward..............you're still here and that's what counts most.
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pablocortina Premium
Congratulations
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botipton Premium
Once again you have proven that persistence pays off and that you can make money learning what is here. Way to go.
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mybiz4u Premium
Congrats, N and continued success.
M
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Sophie5391 Premium
That's great! I love success stories, helps keep me motivated... my sites are only a few months old so I know I still have some work to put on before it can see some regular income... but I am excited to see results in the near further :)

Congrats again!!! Hope you hit your 2017 goals
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KayL Premium
Congrats! :)
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Skydancer1 Premium
You will hit those goals. Your traffic will hopefully be even more than that.
Thanks for sharing. Nice to know that persistence pays off.

Good post
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Carol46 Premium
Congratulations! Wow! that is awesome, 7 years!! This is a big plug for persistence paying off! Great job, Nathaniel :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Congratulations! It's a long time and tons of success!:)
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LouisaB Premium
Nathaniel, this is awesome! Congrats! So there is something very good about WA. I like...
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GaryJr Premium
Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Shows that persistent pays off. Thanks for this reminder.
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Fashionholic Premium
Awesome. Congrats
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BOwusu Premium
Congrats Nathaniel!
Great to hear, and happy 7th anniversary.
I'm very happy for you. God bless you!
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Way to go, Nathaniel!! Your perseverance is paying off. I think there may be quite a few of us who have tried other online marketing programs. Thank you for being transparent with what you shared. I'm excited about your efforts coming to fruition! Woohoo!
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MHulsizer Premium
That's very inspiring! Thank you and congratulations!

Misty
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StefanC Premium
Congrats Nathaniel! I am very happy for you
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Loes Premium
Congrats Nathaniell:) Well done! One day I will drink a beer with you, but for now, cheers!
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DBlanchard Premium
Persistence! That's what I say to myself all of the time. Nice perspective from another member with a monetized site! Great work Nathaniel. Keep on keeping on!!! :)
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dpanic63 Premium
Nicely said Nathaniel
And encouragement is appreciated
Here's to much more success.
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litcandle7 Premium
Congratulations Nathaniel!

The best success to you!
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thedogman Premium
Great to hear, and happy 7th anniversary.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Nathaniell, well done my friend. Irv.
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mjam235 Premium
Happy 7th anniversary!
Thanks for the glimpse into your stats and earnings it is good to see for perspective. The numbers are what I would deem realistic and are about where I set my goal markers. I'm figuring a two to three year marker before I see a "income" and I learned the art of patience long ago. Glad to see that i was correct in that. I will gladly accept ten K in six months though, lol.
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kathyuk Premium
Great to hear about actual results like this - thanks for sharing.
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PeterK77 Premium
Awesome to see Nathaniel!

Well done man and keep up the good work! There ain't nothing like achieving your goals and you sure have set some good ones. Congratulations again.

Cheers,

Peter
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jvranjes Premium
True veteran.

From 1K to 10 K in one year. Can't wait to hear bout it. Let us know next year.

Just curious about those 4700/day visits. How old is that site? It would be good to know to put my own site in the perspective. It is terribly hard to build traffic.

In any case, great to have somebody like you here, for help and inspiration.
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nathaniell Premium
That site is about 5 years old with about 1500 posts on it.

1k to 10k is a long shot, for sure, but I have momentum on my side! If I could only get my axe to the grindstone and start doing more reviews.
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you, it really means a lot to see such data.
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@RICH. Premium
Happy 7th Nate ! :)
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks bruh
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