3 Years Later: $4500 Per Month from One Site Alone (With NO Display Ads)
I thought about whether I should blog about it here.
Then I remembered just how much I love reading success stories at WA (still).
And how this kind of posts are reassuring for folks who are just starting out, who have been at it for a while and seeing no results, or for those who are making over $1k already but can't "break the ceiling" so to speak.
If you are new here and don't know who I am, I strongly encourage you to read my 5-year WA-nniversary and online journey here.
You'll see that my path wasn't easy for a number of reasons.
So, while you read my "$4500 per month" post today, don't assume that I got there fast or easy. Nope, not at all. Quite the opposite.
It's been 3 years since I created that main site of mine.
I was literally building out that site through pain and tears (after the foot reconstruction surgery) and mainly so that I don't go insane staying in 4 walls for several months lol.
In November 2020, mainly thanks to the Black Friday weekend, I broke my own record this year. From one site alone. From affiliate marketing alone. I don't have mediavine, ezoic, etc.
(I only set up a smaller ad network that I'll be soon removing because it's not making me money and I just don't see the point right now.)
I can only image how much I would've made if I had email marketing set up and an ad network like Mediavine (most WA members make more from ads than from Amazon earnings).
Stats & Earnings:
Currently I have about 10K users per month, more or less, it keeps fluctuating with all the updates.
Amazon earnings are slightly getting increased since the corona madness happened.
If you recall, I made my first $1500+ per month in my first year with just Amazon only but in 2020 my Amazon earnings dropped by 5 times.
But I didn't despair. Part of being successful is finding solutions and do it fast. So I applied to different affiliate programs and tried creating different kind of content.
Plus a few more sales from other Amazon stores, other affiliate partners, so it comes close to $4500 for Nov 2020.
While I said in the title from one site alone, it's possible that some of the sales came from YouTube. Still the same niche/name though so I kinda count it as one. I'll be honest, if I put more work into YouTube, I'd definitely have better results today.
Reinvest in Yourself/Your Business
A lot of people quickly waste the money they earned on random things.
I understand, been there done that myself. (Which is why it's important to focus on your mindset as well, and treating your website as a business.)
If you're new to online business, remember that you should keep reinvesting in yourself (knowledge) and in your business (scaling, hiring writers etc).
I'm one of those "lifelong learners".
I just love learning and kept investing in Wealthy Affiliate (or other good programs) to learn more about websites, video marketing etc. In summer 2020, I invested in a writer who's really helped me getting more content out there.
In Dec 2020, I'm hiring an SEO team who'll help me grow further faster and more importantly will help me with all things email marketing - because I don't want to learn/do it at all. I truly believe that if your heart isn't in it, delegate!
What can YOU do to create a brighter future for yourself?
1. Become a Premium member, especially consider the Black Friday offer.
3. Keep learning, keep producing quality content, stay patient and persistent.
Remember that [success] is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Sometimes you just know that writing isn't your cup of tea and for whatever reasons website and affiliate marketing isn't working for you despite many years being at it.
Let's be honest, not everyone is cut out to be a content writer.
Then it's time you look at your strengths and consider learning about a new skill. Perhaps you'll be better at local SEO? Or YouTube marketing? Or simply being a freelancer doing whatever you're awesome at?
Questions, comments, advice? Leave them below! :)