I’ve written many articles about Wealthy Affiliate, and that it’s an educational forum for those who are active in both Internet and Affiliate Marketing. In addition to learning, and talking about blogs and websites, many of the members here at Wealthy Affiliate share their success stories from time to time. This is one way to keep others motivated and inspired to continue until they, too, reach their goals of success. In this article, I will be sharing my status update and listing my current earnings from Internet and Affiliate Marketing for the 1st quarter of 2016.
So, How Much Do YOU Make?
But, first, let me explain why people are hesitant to share their earnings:
Other people, newbies, in particular, may think they too can earn the same in a short period of time, while knowing nothing about SEO or how to build a website, even if they are in a different niche and rarely post.
This is the danger, and this is why members are reluctant to share earnings.
There are many factors that come into play when becoming an Internet / Affiliate Marketer:
- Which Niches are More Successful than others?
- How much Time can you spend per week?
- Do you have Your Own Product or Service?
- Do you have Approved Affiliate Vendors and Affiliate Links Ready?
- Do you write pretty well? Can you hold attention?
- Do you have a Command of the Language you will be using?
- Can you Apply what you’ve learned by yourself?
- Are you Persistent?
- Are you Focused?
- Are you surrounded by Negative People?
- Will you Keep Going or Will You Quit?
The list goes on…
So, What’s The Bottom Line?
The basic message is this: Each person is different. Some can spend more time than others, some can write better than others, and some can be distracted by “shiny object syndrome,” family, “other employment,” or a myriad of other things. So, when someone asks a member “what do YOU earn,” please understand that their answer may not provide an accurate snapshot of the possible earnings that YOU COULD possibly earn.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many blog owners posting their earnings on their blogs, but to answer the question “what will I earn,” no-one can really answer that question, truthfully anyway. Some earn small amounts, and some earn over six figures a year.
Your Success Totally Depends On You!
First Quarter Results 2016
All we can do is post what I call “Success Stories.” So, without further ado, here is my First Quarter Results for 2016. (Yes, I’m a bit early. I will come back and amend the amounts to the end of the month.) Please also know that I have not been hitting my writing goals as often as I had hoped, so, while I work on that, these are my current reasons to “keep going!”
As of March 18th, 2016:
- Cafe Press: $146.54
- Wealthy Affiliate: $21.00
- Amazon: $0.00
- Google AdSense: $44.46
Total on 03/18/2016: $212.00
Updated As Of March 31st, 2016:
- Cafe Press: $178.04
- Wealthy Affiliate: $21.00
- Amazon: $0.00
- Google AdSense: $65.80
- SunFrog: 21.56
- ClickBank: $0.00
- Printables: $7.35
Actual 1st Qtr. Total As Of March 31, 2016: $293.75
Wealthy Affiliate Success Posts
As mentioned earlier, WA members do share Success Posts from time to time to help inspire others to “keep going” and, to serve as a reminder that if you keep at it, you will achieve your goals. Here are some of my favorite posts from the same member, Colton James:
Colton also shared a video, which is both comical and motivational – at the same time.
“If You’re Tired Of Starting Over, …Stop – Giving – Up!”
I have also compiled a more recent list of some of the Wealthy Affiliate Members who have recently posted their own “Success Posts” in our Forum at Wealthy Affiliate. Here are the links to their articles:
- My First Sale At WA!
- First $200 and $250 months on Amazon – Must Read For Beginners
- I Got My First Amazon Check Yesterday for Over $1,000.00
- A Week’s Wage in 1 Day – Are You Serious?
There are many more testimonials, and if you want to view more, you can visit the Testimonial Page here: More WA Testimonials.
Earnings Are All Over The Map
As you may have noticed by now, we are basically all over the map in terms of earnings. And, this is why no-one can give anyone a straight answer to their, very natural, question: “How Much Can I Make?”
Some of us are just getting started, some of us had set-backs (yours truly), some only want to work part-time and keep their day job, some of us choose niches that are too small, some choose niches that are way too big, etc., etc., So, in short, Internet and Affiliate Marketing Success really does depend on “you.”
And, Some Final Questions
I’m wondering what brought you to this article today. Do you already have a business? Is it an online business or a brick and mortar business? Do you have a website? Do you want to start a website or a blog to either help market your business or start an online business?
Do you want to start an Affiliate Marketing business and work from home? Do you already have a favorite topic, is your “niche” chosen, or would you like to see if there’s any demand for what you’d like to do? Here’s a thought, why not test out some of your thoughts out for free. Just use this search box, and you’ll be given 30 free searches to help get you started in searching for the “keywords” that you may be thinking about. It may just help you to decide.
So, long story short, there’s a reason why you’re here reading this… And, while I only wanted to share some Success Stories with my readers, I do hope that I have answered some reader’s questions as well. But, if not, please fee free to post comments below, or you may always contact me over at my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate. I look forward to hearing from you!
To Your Wealth!
P.S. – Here’s a quick status update for my Google AdSense income for the month of May 2016: Google AdSense Status Update – May 2016