What Are Realistic Financial Goals For My Site?

Last Update: June 26, 2018

Before I weigh in on this topic, I want to share two of Kyle's posts on expectations:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/if-i-work-at-this-...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/expectations-of-on...

Now, back to the original question. Here is my .02, based on 20+ years of experience online as a content provider (which is different from affiliate marketing in some ways).

Honestly, there is no good answer to that question because it is based on the following factors, some of which are not known to us:

  • Your niche
  • Your content creation skills
  • The amount of time that you invest in your business
  • Your affiliate partner(s)
  • Your commission rate(s) with those partners
  • The average price of the items you are reviewing
  • The amount of traffic you are able to generate, either free or paid

You must determine the variables listed above to determine what realistic goals are. There is no one who can do that for you, and there is a vast difference between saying "I'm going to work 20 hours a week" and the actual application of that 20. You need more data in order to set 'realistic' goals.

Goals are great when you start out, but they are rarely 'realistic.' Does that mean that they are not achievable?

Not in the least.

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HangkedMadko Premium
Hello...everyone.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Well said Mel!!! Our words must be followed up by actions.

Tried and True

Elaine
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks.
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VSoles1 Premium
Well put! As it is stated in the Bible: A man reaps what he sows (Galations 6:7). If you don't plant any seeds, you'll have no crop. It takes hard work to make ANY business successful!!
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firstlearn Premium
It is the proverbial how long is a piece of string answer.

Derek
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks.
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DisHarmony Premium
That is well put :)
Thank you.

Di :)
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks very much for the information. We all achieve given the pace at which we work and, as you point out, the data available. It seems to me, the important thing is to open the door to your business office, as it were, and start to work everyday. This, after all, is a business.

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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tobocrs Premium
Good information, great list of variables, from one who's got the history to know. Thanks, Mel,
Tim
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Memorylaneuk Premium
You make some great points here. Setting goals for income is important though because if what you are doing isn’t working, you will find different income streams to make the goal a reality.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks, Karen.
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Relly helpfull list. As I'm starting in this field I'd like to go slow but steady while learning and applying the training. This post help me check out some really important details to take into account while setting my goals.
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onmyownterms Premium
Great! I'm glad it was helpful.
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