Can someone make a full time income promoting WA? You bet they can!

Last Update: July 01, 2016

When someone asks me how much I make, I politely tell them to mind their own business, but I do see that many members in WA still keep asking it and I know it's not because they want to be intrusive but because they want to know that they're not working tirelessly for nothing.

  • How many times have members in chat and forum posts asked this:
  • How much on average do you make a month/year?
  • What is a realistic expected income in WA?

And most people don't really answer that question. Some don't make much, some are still new and not making anything and many are making an incredible income but keeping it private and you can't blame them for doing it.

But today I would like to share how much WA has made me last year in 2015 so when you or another member asks one of those questions about income potential, just show them this blog:

In some states in the U.S, this is considered full time.

The goals you should set:

1. Do the training. Every blog post I have links back to WA's training and it's that training that helped me reach that goal.

2. Be patient and work your butt off. It doesn't come right away, but it will when you stop waiting and work.

3. What if I am not promoting WA? Can my niche site make this much? Yes it can and do it, repeat steps 1-2.

Have a great July 4th weekend all!

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litocalinga Premium
At this stage, I'm not interested to know how much to earn, it is given, all is depending on you. What I would like to know is what are the expenses in doing this business? Can someone give me a list of expenses? No need to tell the amount, I need to know if I can afford this business or not. That is my concern at the moment.
JKulk1 Premium
If you start with the two free sites then obviously it's free. If you go to premium you can get the first month for $19 US and then $49 every month after. It's cheaper if you pay yearly (can't remember the price but I think it's $349 a year) if you join on the Black Friday promotion it's $299 a year. Any other costs will be up to you, I've been here 14 months, I have three websites and I have only ever paid the $49. a month. I hope this helps. Jim
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can stay as a starter member if you wish, and work on your 2 free websites for up to 6 months. However, it will be more difficult to earn money, as you will only have access to the first 10 lessons. Remember, this is not a get rich quick scheme and takes months of hard work and patience.

If you wish to upgrade to premium for the full benefits of this platform, the first month is at a discount of $19. Following on, the monthly subscription is $49, an automatic, recurring payment. You can cancel at any time, but having upgraded, you can't go back to being a free starter again.

It is cheaper to pay for 6 months or yearly but is paid in a lump sum upfront and there are no refunds.

The only other expense is the cost of your own domain, which is around $13.99 per year.
Mark K Premium
As a business going forward your expenses could include the following

Web Hosting
Domain Names
Email Responder
Website/WordPress Themes
WordPress Plugins
Outsourcing Fee's

And the biggest expense - Your Time!

With the exception of you time, all these expenses are relativity low compared to starting many other business types.

Also you can get away with not buying themes, plugins etc to start with and just use free ones.
litocalinga Premium
Thanks Jim for the input. Do you spend money on ads as well?
litocalinga Premium
Thank you for your response Mark.
ariesight Premium
I'll assume you want to go Premium here, so we're talking about $359/year. (Black Friday Promotion is $299) It's better to go yearly, the discount is big.
If you go premium, I'd recommend you to get your own domain: $13.99 (for a .com domain - they're the best, anyway)

So we're talking about $373/year.
JKulk1 Premium
I haven't used ads as yet
I like to use SEO and social media, in particular Pinterest.
Rob001 Premium
Hi VitalityG,

I just read your post last updated 1st July 2016 and I am impressed, not just with the income but the fact you were prepared to let WA members know the figures.

I joined WA this month (August 2019) and I chose to promote WA for my first website. My thinking was if I chose to promote WA, it must make it easier to learn the training to promote other products and services later. I'm not sure that is right but at the time I thought it would help!

Probably a lot of people have asked you this, but are the figures for the month before the date quoted? And, was December's figure so much higher than the other months for any particular reason?

Thanks for the information, no doubt over the last 2 or 3 years the figures are much higher now.

Best wishes, Rob
VitaliyG Premium
Hi Rob, Black Friday hits WA every year towards the end of Nov, so the figures usually bump up then.

You can choose to promote WA if you like, but I always recommend people stick to making a site on a niche they are passionate about:
Rob001 Premium
Thanks for answering my question, Vitality. Black Friday really does increase the sales figures!

I chose WA because I am passionate about making money online and I have worked in sales and marketing for many years. Whatever niche I choose, I shall always need to learn about working online, too. So I am thinking, once I have completed my WA training and my website is up and running, maybe that's when I should choose a niche which I can also be passionate about and which will also be successful.

I've read a lot about people building niche websites and selling them for 5 and 6 figure prices after only a short period of time. What are your thoughts on making this a niche and could it be done from the WA platform?
VitaliyG Premium
Hi Robert, making a niche site, then reselling it is doable and we have case studies like this where this is done: So it's def possible to do this through the WA training, but I would focus on the MAIN online certification courses first, grow your first site, your knowledge and experience and decide how to proceed from there.
Rob001 Premium
Sounds good advice, thank you
VitaliyG Premium
No problem.
TBrookes1 Premium
Thank you for sharing this! As a newcomer it's very reassuring to know that putting in hard work will be rewarding in the long run. I appreciate that many people want to keep their earnings private; it is of course no one else's business, however like you said its nice to know what you CAN earn. I appreciate you sharing this information.
VitaliyG Premium
No problem Taylor!
Lvnnona444 Premium
Thsnk you for sll your imporrant words of wisdom and encouragement. I can always use it. I hope I too soon will be up and going. It helps to how you have succeeded and accomplished your own goals, its me see that, I am able to reach mine, if I continue to work hard and dont give up. It is possible. It is nice to know theres help along the way. Thanks so much for your help.
Hope you have an awesome day!
VitaliyG Premium
Thank you!
Thank you for the encouragement
Khurshi Premium
Wow you are right, time is off essence and there are so many sites that just mess around with people, so people are kind of wary, besides some of us have no income and need to know how long it takes so that we can support our families. Thank you so much for that. I would never ask someone about their own income, rather I would ask is it possible to make a living or something to that effect.
BIRGIT1 Premium
ok Kyle i am sorry I have to close down I no longer want to be a member of your group Wealthy Affiliates.

I can do it on my own.
so please return my 19 dollars to my credit card as soon as possible.

I wish you luck not that you need it, I think your group is way to big and I don't have a chance of making anything in here so I am of on my own.

Good Luck with all your people who trust you I really don't.

warm regards Birgit Ottosen Andreassen

sorry to all you people that followed me but its a loosing battle really i wish you all well thank you for being my friend for a short while
VitaliyG Premium
Hi Birgit, you need to private message Kyle regarding this. Here is his profile link:
JBargy Premium
Thanks man, it is hard to talk to other people who are not invested in online business, they always try to say there is not money to be made and it is just a waste of time. But, I believe your three goals you have have is a great foundation for anyone who is new to this like myself.
sarendas Premium
100% agree.
rswilder Premium
I'm new here on WA and still going through the training. I found your blog post, because like many others, I'm curious "Does WA REALLY work?" or is this like so many other Internet things that turn out to be not much more than a waste of bits and bytes and time.

THANK YOU for your post. And your honesty. I appreciate it and I'm certain others do, too.

Might I ask one other question of you? During that period shown (2015), did you put in a full-time effort, like that of a regular job? I understand each person's results will vary, but I'm just curious.

Again, thank you so much for investment in the rest of the community with your posts and encouragement.

Wishing you the best of luck and continued success!
dominic16 Premium
If you're in the make money niche, your income could potentially inflate to five or six figures. Consider if the products you're reviewing have affiliate links pointing to them, then you'll make sales from them as well. It could not always be about WA.

Suddenly it's multiple streams of income flowing into your PayPal account :)
VitaliyG Premium
Theoretically yes, but generally people want 1 choice, not multiple man. Plus the recurring model is excellent as are retention rates, more stuff to keep in mind. WA is #1 without a doubt.
MissTcup Premium
Thank you, that does help keep my faith and does give me more hope... It also keeps my insentive up,... to keep giving it my all through my training and such...when it happens, I will be sharing my $ wonder$ as well , because that's how much I believe in WA and it being successful for everyone whom puts the work into it, that is...
Good luck to all of you out there..
Keep up the good work everyone!
CraigW315 Premium
Thanks for sharing this. I am one of those people who wants to know how much other people are making, but I won't ask because I don't want to be rude. Mainly, I want to know that it's possible to make a living doing this. I am less interested in actual numbers because for some people 30k might be like a fortune and for others, double that amount might not be a significant sum.

I am not really concentrating on the money, because I know that 1) it will come in time and 2) worrying about it is actually counter-productive. I admit it is difficult not to think about it at times, though, as I watch my bank account dwindle.
MrKent Premium
I don't think it's rude to ask. it's different to ask someones' earnings on WA as opposed to someone at a random place. WA is about sharing stuff, I think sharing results can inspire beginners who have doubt. I don't know that money will come in time, I only believe it will if I put in work. But seeing others' earnings will remove some doubt.
anthony97 Premium
Just a bit of advise. The more you think of the money, the more your probably putting yourself off success. If you are only thinking of the money then how are you going to convert traffic? You have to think about the customers and successfully managing your business, the money side will come along with it.

P.S If you have a spare moment take a look at my website, it will ensure to change the way you think about success:)

Let me know what you think it would be highly appreciated.
VitaliyG Premium
Hi Anthony, please ensure whatever website links you place in WA are placed in the proper areas of the site. This is not one of those posts where it's encouraged.
Smoj Premium
Thanks Vitaly.

Exactly right, I for one want to know it's not all in vain, and that this system can work.

I'm not interested in the amount of money per se, just that it is there to be made, and you have shown this.

I've always had faith that this could work, but it was nebulous, without substance. Now there is a bit more concrete in my devotion.

I really appreciate your generosity in sharing this. Was feeling a bit of "buyer's remorse", but now I have a little more confidence.
LouisaB Premium
Hello Vitaly,
That is awesome! I was convinced on the first day when I became a member at WA. We must have faith and believe in what ever we are doing. I. Already feel that I am going to make a success with the trainings. I love it! I am happy for you. Thanks again for sharing your info. With the community. Like I say. Hard work and faith will get you there.

No doubters cannot succeed!

Cheers and Laughter

theresroth Premium
Vitalyi, I 've been a dreadful one for getting rolling, but I would like to take a chance on promoting WA to writers struggling, and writing to the content mills and the editors for peanuts, without a personal leg to stand on!

I have a website on rhyme poetry, still finding its sea legs, have to narrow down, maybe cut the all too theoretical approach with the many forms, and just concentrate on good rhyming and prose.

I'm hoping, by applying all I've learned here about seo and social presence, to reach many writers and truly make this site part of my every day, just like breakfast or sleeping.....

Thank you for sharing with us the living proof of how well this great platform works, once we truly work as well....

Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for posting that! You didn't have to do that, but it shows you want to help and show others that this is truly possible and people ARE making good money promoting WA.

I just started work on a brand new website where I can promote WA and I'm setting up the foundations now so that hopefully by the end of this summer, it will be in a good position to start attracting others to WA. I know I have a lot of work to do, but I know I can be successful if I continuously work at it.
Chrismor Premium
This is fantastic Vitaliy... thanks for sharing. You hit the nail right on the head with the comment stating that people want to know that they are not working tirelessly for nothing.

If you don't mind sharing, do these sales all come from the organic traffic you get from your HTMHMO blog? Or does it also include some paid advertising as well (like bing or fb) or sources other than your blog?

Thanks again.
VitaliyG Premium
Mainly organic Christian, not so much bing but it does add to it.
Wayne66 Premium
This info is valuable and nice to see. It reaffirms that YES, one can make a full time income and much more,otherwise, why try.

When I first found WA, and read the reviews, I knew that it was the right place to learn and be successful. I haven't made any money yet but I know it will happen eventually. I also know that it's up to me and the work I'm willing to do.

Thanks for being open and honest about this. All the best Vitaliy.
VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Wayne!
KristiV Premium
Thank you for sharing. I understand why many don't or can't share the exact details of their success here, but this clearly shows that success is possible with hard work here at WA. Thank you for being transparent to help the team here. It proves that those who do the work and follow the program can win.
apbridges60 Premium
thank you for sharing your income that you earned in 2015 - that is awesome! Just this week I have decided to tell myself that WA is my new "part-time job" and that i have to work at it for at least 2-3 hours A DAY just LIKE a part-time job at a real place...... so that will MAKE me work on my sites and discuss my sites with others here at WA, and get help from others here at WA, and MAKE MONEY myself!!!
NWTDennis Premium
It's true ... this kind of sharing is kind of rare here at WA. That's probably one of the many reasons WA is not just another hyped up, over promised, under delivered internet business training program. We here in the community should appreciate that since it helps make promoting WA something we can be proud of. But a little sneak preview of what hard work and patience can do helps a lot.

Thanks VG