Running ONE Website Is A Full Time Job
A common quesiton I get is how many websites it takes to earn a full time income with affiliate marketing.
The answer is ONE.
I'm a great example of what not to do when you get started with affiliate marketing.
2011. 60 Websites.
I started at Wealthy Affiliate in 2010. By 2011 I had 60 different websites. Things were different back then, so II had a whole "system" of how I ran these websites.
As you might have guessed, 95% of the content on those websites was spun by VAs. Basically copied and reweritten. I'd write one article, then have some software or a person rewrite the article.
For a while, this tactic actually worked, but a few months later some Google algorithm updates happened, and the majority of them tanked.
Anyway, that's just a side note.
The point is that I was trying to run 60 websites. It was a nightmare.
One problem you might not have thought about is that mistakes were repeated across many domains. Each time I learnred something in the training, I had to go update 60 websites. Bleh.
Another problem was just mental exhaustion. Scattering my brain across many different projects was taxing on the mind!
Almost a decade later, I focus on just two websites, and I still have lots of help from VAs (Virtual Assistants).
A Single Website Can Earn Infinite Income
One difficult thing to unserstand for newbie affilaite marketers is that there's no limit to how much your website can earn.
Literally. No. Limit.
$10,000/month sounds like a lot, but $100,000 per month is possible.
Of course, it takes a lot of work and brain power to get there, but it's possible, and that's just crazy.
The weirdest thing is that you don't have to even reinvent the wheel to get there. It's not like you have to develop a new smartphone to compete with Apple, or even think of a new app idea like Fortnite.
A single affiliate webiste with content and affiliate links can earn insane amounts of money. How do I know?
I see how much I earn. Then I see other websites with 10x my traffic and a much smarter team behind the blog. Some folks post income reports as well, and I'm always shocked to see that some people are earning $100k/month from their blog. Wow. Talk about #financialgoals!
There's a Lot You Are Not Doing Right Now
If you take a full 16 hour day, you can work on a single website and never run out of ideas. There's a lot you're probably not doing right now, that you could be doing, to grow your traffic and sales exponentially.
For the very basics, you just have to write articles and add affiliate links. That's it. A simple website like that can earn money online.
But what's next?
- Start A YouTube Channel
- Grow A Social Media Following
- Do Outreach And Joint Venture Projects
- Add New Styles & Categories Of Content
- Revamp Old Content
- Create Infographics
- Outsource Content And Manage VAs
- Start A PPC Campaign
- Research Keywords For New Content
- Double Down By Creating Videos For Written Content Or Vice Versa
- Cross Promote With Relevant Peers
- Collect emails and start an email marketing campaign
- Develop your own ebooks and online courses
- Segment your email list and create more targeted promotions for sub-audiences
- Display ad optimization
There are people that make a full time income on YouTube. That alone could be a source of traffic and revenue to add to your current affiliate website.
Similarly, some folks make a full time income from just email marketing. Or just display ads.
If you do ALL of those things to your one website, that's three or four full time incomes you could be earning!
Now you're going to add a social media presence and grow a single profile? That's a boatload of work too!
On top of that you want to learn how to create amazing infographics that get shared around with your brand name? That takes a lot of time!
The point here is that there will always be something to fill your time. If you've run out of ideas for your webiste, you aren't thinking hard enough. If you have too much time in the day and not enough tasks to fill, well, keep brainstorming because there's something you can do.
A single website can fill an entire day with tasks, and provide you with a significant income. You do not need to start multiple websites to be "successful" online.
That being said, once you realize the power and potential of affiliate marketing, it's kind of hard to limit yourself to just one webiste. Any hobby or interest can be turned into a profitable business!
Are you running multiple websites right now, or just one? How does your work load feel - not enough, just right, or too much?