My First Website Sold For $38,479
Important: Please note that l have agreed with the new owner of the website NOT to publish its name. l will not be disclosing the name through Private Mail either. Even if you know the name of the website, it is important not to mention it in the commenting area.
l didn't want to share this testimonial because l know there are many people making more money than me inside WA. My purpose is to encourage others who are still wondering if the training works.
l don't forget the day when l received the message;
'Congratulations on your sale with us' Empire Flippers.
l recalled when l moved to Sweden from Africa and could not land a job l studied for due to language challenges. l decided to search for 'make money online opportunities' , got burnt a couple of times and spend almost an entire year working as a freelancer.
l finally stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate and became a member in April, 2014. Had lots of doubt about how people would receive my content given that English is not my first language. Some of the comments about my command of the Queen's language on my first articles where so blunt and hurting. But l kept on working towards my goal and ignored the noise.
Believe me, WA is one of the greatest online communities full of helpful affiliates brought together by Kyle and Carson. The training, hosting and support are a steal.
True, when you are getting started $47/month can be heavy on your pocket: it was for me too. However, there comes a time when you will feel guilty paying such a small amount while you are generating hundreds of dollars each month.
l know some programs where your 'sponsor' and 'owners' of the program get a chunk off every cent that you make. Here at Wealthy Affiliate you only pay your subscription and if you make a million dollars, it is ALL yours.
Here is the short story;
Created first website on the 23rd of June, 2014.
Monetized through Amazon Associates program (50%), AdSense (25%), and various Affiliate products (25%). Percentages are estimates.
No of posts = 90 (3 articles per month). l wrote all the articles.
Average earnings up to the date of sale : $1 000 per month +
Listed the website on Empire Flippers (a marketplace for websites) on Dec 6, 2016.
Sold on Dec 15, 2016 for $38,479.
Money wired to my bank account early January, 2017.
Lessons learned :
- Stick to a single method on making money online when you are getting started. l settled for SEO after initially spreading myself too thin. l still share my posts on social networks though.
- It is good to know about FB, Google, Bing Ads etc, but choose a single platform and become an expert. It is probably the same people you are marketing to on these platforms.
- Stay focused on the official training, you can not read all those blogs published inside WA on random topics.
- Do not ask everything before you go through the training. Asking questions on the chat thread can be addictive. Asking is encouraged though.
- Most importantly keep digging, posting, learning...
Tell yourself :
'....if there are 10 people making money online using this training.... l will be the 11th'.
Current Plan: Reinvesting the money and building more websites in various niches. l am outsourcing most of the tasks to freelancers.
I hope this testimony inspires someone who is about to give up to keep digging.
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Remember, l will not disclose the name of the website as agreed with the new owner.