You have made some wonderful accomplishments in just your first 10 lessons of Bootcamp thus far! Kudos to you on your hard work. :)

You not only have set out on a journey to carve yourself out as an authority online, you have the underpinnings and structure set up for a long term and very successful business online.

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform and community that you can believe in and your income from WA alone, could drive you to a FULL TIME INCOME and far beyond. That is our ultimate goal with the Bootcamp training and that is exactly what you are going to accomplish if you give yourself time to achieve success.

That leads me to "what success looks" like online. I want to give you some true perspective before I leave you today.

What a LONG TERM Business Looks Like Online

There is an old Chinese proverb, and one that has always remained very close to me in my journey online, as well as when helping others build successful businesses online.

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."

In other words, if you want to know what success looks like and what the journey is like, then ask someone who has been there. I have been at this full time since 2002 and I think that I can offer you an incredible amount of insight into what the journey to success will like look.

But it is not just me, you have an incredible community of help and literally 100,000's of folks that "know the road ahead". We are truly a pay it forward community, and one where we all have each others best interests at heart.

I want to offer you some powerful insight here INTO the journey before we wrap things up in Phase 1 of Bootcamp here. I want to break the journey down into typical timeframes, based on consistent effort and work for you. When can YOU expect to achieve certain goals and success?

Here is how your journey could look, a realistic journey.

MONTH 1: Accomplishments

  • Website Set Up
  • SEO Set-up
  • Initial Framework of Content
  • Indexed in Google, Bing, Yahoo
  • You have 5-10 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: A few sales, just getting your business foundation started

MONTH 3: Accomplishments

  • Content Starting to Get Ranked
  • Experience Some Big Breakthroughs in Search
  • Have Made Your First Sale or Two
  • Traffic is Cumulatively Starting to Grow
  • Search Engines are starting to give your site "authority"
  • You have 30-60 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $0-$500 per month

**Note: It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online, if I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting "instant" success in business.

MONTH 6: Accomplishments

  • Traffic is starting to flow, ideally 100 uniques per day
  • Sales start to increase with consistency, several per week
  • You are truly starting to gain some expertise and brand
  • Bing/Yahoo start indexing your site at a higher rate
  • Engagement on your site starts to increase
  • You have 60-100 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $500-$3,000 per month


  • Traffic is really starting ramp up. You can expect 500+ uniques per day
  • Google is granting your site with some serious authority
  • Companies and other blogger start to reach out and connect with you
  • Your are making WA sales and other affiliate sales daily
  • The Vegas Super Affiliate Conference is in your sites
  • You have 100-150 posts on your website
  • Earning Potential: $3,000-$10,000 per month


  • Your business is truly starting to thrive
  • You are definitely a noticeable force in the search engine world. Google ranks your new content with 24 hours of it being posted.
  • You are earning a full time income online
  • Vegas is yours, you have most definitely made it
  • You have 200-300 posts on your site
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$20,000 per moth


  • Your are a brand/authority in the industry
  • You have a full time+ business online, likely 6 figures plus annually
  • Google, Bing & Yahoo love you
  • You are taking earnings and spending it to drive your business through paid channels
  • You likely have made several hires, including writers, design help, and a virtual assistant
  • You made Vegas in the first 1-2 months of the year (with your sites on the 3,000 sales)
  • You are in a position to double your business annually
  • Earning Potential: $10,000-$50,000 per month

But remember, you are building a business here. You get OUT of your business what you put INTO it. Ask any successful person what the fundamental reason why they are successful and others are not and they will usually say one of two things. Hard Work or Focus.

This is just the start of your brilliant journey into the online business world and through time, you are going to become an authority in this space. I feel it!

Benefits to Going Premium. They Are VAST.

If you have made it to this point, you already have the foundation of your business set-up and this is going to be instrumental to building out a long term and very successful business online.

There is A LOT left to learn and a lot of technology and tools that are really going to benefit you and your business moving forward and EVERYTHING you need to reach any level of success online is going to be included in the Premium membership.

It only takes a second to upgrade your membership and I promise you, if you like what you have seen up to this point, you are going to LOVE what is offered to you within Premium. There isn't a more comprehensive, technologically advanced platform in the Internet business industry than Wealthy Affiliate.

Not to mention that we are by FAR the most cost efficient, offering you a Premium membership for less than $1 per day if you go yearly (which is offered to you when you become a monthly member).

To move to Premium and unlock the next 6 Levels of Bootcamp, and get everything you need to operate your successful business (or MANY successful businesses), click the following link.

===> Click Here to Go Premium! <===

Ultimately you have do what makes sense to you. If you want to create a long term business online, the costs are very nominal to doing so. If you want stay on the Starter membership, that is up to you as well.

Double Down on Commissions.

The second that you go Premium, you are also going to get DOUBLE THE COMMISSIONS! Premium members get $23.50 recurring for monthly referrals and for yearly, you are going to get $175 recurring. A single sale, over time, can add up to several $1,000's and that is the beautiful part about recurring commissions.

As a Premium member you are also going to get affiliate credit for all domains that your referrals sale, as well as well a $1 credit for all referrals that end up setting their profile image/description up. These can add up and you can use them here for things like SiteDomains, SiteComments, SiteFeedback, or cash them out for real cash.

Next step, Phase 2 Training.

We are just getting rolling here. You have your website set-up, you have a solid base of content, and your knowledge and skillsets are progressing very quickly. This all happened within just ONE phase of the training, as you move through the subsequent phases of the training your are going to see your business truly take shape.

In the next Phase of training (Content, Keywords and Conversions: Phase 2), you are going to be learning the following topics:

By the time you are done Phase 2 training, you are going to be well versed in keyword research, building out high quality content, getting rankings in Google and other search engines (and for free) and how to build up a significant base of traffic on your website. Exciting stuff truly lies ahead!

When you are done taking a bit of a breather, you can move right into the next phase, ACCESS PHASE 2 HERE!

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KylaS1 Premium
Ack! I'm nervous about doing a review for WA! I'm new to learning about this industry and I don't want to miss any important facts..😬
Like... am I just supposed to fly at it? And chalk it up to first post learning hurdle?? EEEK - scaredy perfectionist here!
lmabrey68 Premium
I understand how you feel, I am re-writing my review for the 3rd time.
kevinzshan Premium
Yea I'm definitely a perfectionist too. Before I launch anything I want everything to be fully functional, designed the best it can be, and have the best copywriting ever. But what I learned after spending a little more than a year in this business is that being a perfectionist can significantly hinder your progress.

The best thing is to just to do it.

Which sometimes is harder than it sounds. I keep two things in mind to get through these kinds of problems.

1. Blogging isn't like writing a book. I can always come back and change it. So if you write something now and then you feel different about it later, go back to your review and make the change.

2. In the beginning, no one reads the posts except yourself and whoever you give the post to. Over time you will develop your voice and build out your unique following. It's so hard to be perfect in writing. Every person has their own tastes.

Hope that might help you a little.
KylaS1 Premium
🙏 This was fabulous advice! Thank You so Much! It's definitely been road block for my growth! Gonna have it done by tomorrow noon! Thanks again!
kevinzshan Premium
Glad I could help.
MAGiraullt Premium
HELLO I'M NEW HERE ,Doing the Getting you business started lesson. i want to user some of the "Target Audiences examples
suggested my WA I thought this will help me establish my own
niche target audiences , I would like to know from anyone if this
sounds like a good approach to (get my feet wet in the business[ I'm aiming at becomming a affiliate of WA i can truly be honestly passionate about this Service .
Any advice is appreciated Thanks ......MAG
Kyle Premium
Well you can head in any direction that you like, what are you thinking in terms of the specific audience that you want to work with?
TheMagicBrad Premium

My experience (niche) is in the "Event" profession, most all my life and I'm 62 now. Meetings, Conventions, Weddings, Fairs, Festivals, Special Events etc.

My idea is to help people earn money being an affiliate and selling "event" industry products and services. There are products, that event planners use, like Tradeshow Displays, sings and banners etc. Also there are EVENTS (like Yoga Retreats) that often times have affiliate programs.

Anyone interested in collaborating in the EVENT space?

Minneapolis, MN
Kyle Premium
Sure, that could be a direction that you head Brad. I like it!
TheMagicBrad Premium

My name is Brad and I am from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. I just joined and am VERY impressed with the WA set up.

My background is in LIVE Event Marketing and I am leveraging digital marketing and social media.

I work towards an abundance mindset and I am an advocate of collaboration and synergy to establish goals.

Let's Connect!

Minneapolis, MN
larrybla Premium
It's pretty wild that you all are there to help us get on the way. I started a website called, "Stinky Feet" about a year ago. Then I went on hiatus for a while. I am back and trying to find time to get my site activated. I know from the comments that you all will help me. Good luck to all of you And thanks ahead of time
Kyle Premium
Sure, you first need to decide WHO your specific audience is . If you are helping people with stinky feet, that would obviously be a really good domain.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)