I remember the days a bit over 1 and a half years ago when I started my journey here at WA.
I remember the post that I made about my goals and my goal was to make $1500 per month at the 1 ½ year mark. Well I've more than surpassed it making $4000-5500 per month now.
I've learned a lot from other sources also and implemented their strategies and it has paid off.
But WA has given the absolute basics that you should have in pristine condition all the other things are just icing on the cake so to say.
My site is currently pulling around 25000-30000 visitors per month almost all the traffic is coming from review articles which also are the highest in terms of conversions.
I'm soon starting to get more into e-mail marketing because I've learned that it's quite a powerful asset to have.
The point of this post is to show you that the things here teached work BUT it takes time and your own commitment.
All the best and keep writing away.