Can You Really Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate?
I am living proof that you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate (WA) and it is my pleasure to share what I have been able to achieve with you. My goal is to help you get to know what is possible from someone who is actually living it, from day to day.
Now into my 20th month at WA, I still wake up on some mornings in sheer disbelief. I could not have accomplished all that I have in 20 months in a traditional, offline job.
But then, I would never have known about what was possible and my objectives would have been different.
I have been able to move from zero online income to consistent and diversified 5-digit income, in less than 20 months.
IF you are seriously ready to make the necessary investment in yourself through education AND – most importantly – ACTION then, read on.
How Much Am I Earning?
I will start here because this is the subject title of my post after all. It is the primary reason that you want to create a business online, I am sure.
This, however, is not one of those “show me the bling” articles. Many of them are not even truthful anyway. They rent the jewellery, cars, houses, people and props and stage some semblance of a lifestyle that does not exist.
Let’s face it.
Anything that promises you overnight success without a path of hard work, time and effort is probably a shaky scheme of some kind. It may only last as long as the next “magic formula”.
I also subscribe to the belief that it is rude to ask someone to disclose their earnings – something very personal and private – to complete strangers. You wouldn’t walk up to someone at a cocktail party and begin the conversation with: “How much do you earn?”, would you?
I hope not.
You Must Have A Clear Strategy
That being said, I will share with you that in less than 2 years, I have been able to create a thriving and profitable online business. That was possible thanks to WA and the support of our global, over 2 million member community.
You must know that although the heart of what WA teaches is Affiliate Marketing, Content & Affiliate Marketing were NOT my short-term strategy. They are my medium to long-term strategies.
With good reason.
Content & Affiliate Marketing takes time if you want to create and build a sustainable business. Yes. many people talk about how they are killing it on Amazon and with digital products. I get that and perhaps it is possible to do it that way, for a limited time though.
What I am referring to here is having a strategy for your online business just as you would for an online business. Would you feel comfortable knowing that the business you are working for may not be here tomorrow? Of course not!
So, what did I do?
I quickly realised that there were subsets of Content & Affiliate Marketing that could be extracted and implemented to earn short-term income.
So, while building my long-term brands, I started to offer my services in the areas of SEO, copywriting, website management, consultancy, coaching, domain hosting and flipping websites – those precious bits of online real estate.
In just over 1 year, I had established my brand as a reputable online agency.
Growth Continues To Be Exponential
All of the training and skills I needed to implement my short-term strategy came from my involvement in WA. If I had to piece together everything that I have learned, the almost daily classes, the community help and support, the domain and website hosting, the secure environment within which I am able to grow my business, I would be spending thousands of dollars every month.
Initially, I gave myself 2 years to profitably implement my short-term strategy. Much of that time I estimated to be for training and development. This was a totally new profession for me and I knew there would have been a steep learning curve.
But, WA made it all very easy for me to learn, implement and efficiently and effectively scale my growth.
Now, months ahead of schedule, I am into my medium-term strategy implementation. My personal brand, Cassi Of Troy, is growing in recognition and becoming known for success.
My coaching is leading me into the self-knowledge industry and I am enjoying helping other newbies around the world create a different lifestyle for themselves.
During this phase, I expect to take my business into the 6-figure arena.
Invest, Market and It Will Happen
My business model is no different from what you are taught at Wealthy Affiliate.
1. Invest time, effort and some money to learn new skills and expand your talent bucket.
2. Spend 90% of your time on YOUR business.
- Write blogs.
- Do keyword research.
- Do classes and more WA training.
- Study the success of others.
- Ask the right questions.
- Keep focused on building YOUR business. (Oh, I said that already.)
3. Then, market yourself and your business as if your life depends on it because it does!
I do not apologise for saying that I expect a lot of myself. If you give yourself avenues and excuses you will always take the easier route.
I HAVE to succeed! There is no other road for me to travel.
As a single-Mum with a daughter who is shaping some of her important goals and expectations by what she is seeing me accomplish, I HAVE to succeed.
More than that though is my “why“. I WANT a better life and a lifestyle that affords me the opportunity to continue to grow and give back.
I am passionate about this profession and helping others learn that by investing in themselves and doing the work required, they WILL be gifted with bottomless possibilities to design a life on THEIR TERMS.
Why slave for an institution for a handout and a handshake when you can lovingly work for yourself and positively impact the lives of 1000s around the world?!
The former makes no sense to me anymore. That model is now redundant.
But that is MY ‘why’ and again, it is deeply personal.
Wealthy Affiliate is a Gateway
That is how I have positioned WA in my life.
It truly changed my life, perspectives, network, communities, conversations, talent, earning potential, and confidence.
All of that was only possible because I invested in myself. It is important for you to understand that. It is the only promise that I will make to you.
If you do the work required and remain committed and consistent, you will experience success.
You can join WA in 3 different ways:
1. As a FREE member.
This is how I got started, one Sunday evening while looking for coffee on the internet.
No credit card or payment of any kind. I signed up, set up my account and started the Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training course.
The first 10 lessons are free and by the 4th lesson, I had my website up and running.
After a week of training and interacting with the community, I knew that this would be a great environment to learn, grow and earn and that led me to option 2.
2. Become a Premium Member:
I upgraded my membership to Premium and started to make use of all the training, weekly live classes, pools of courses and the wealth of experience in the community.
After 10 months I became a Wealthy Affiliate Ambassador and I have been one ever since.
I also benefit from earning income on the platform from domain sales, referrals, comments and doing training of my own. My WA earning now pays for my annual membership.
There was no hesitation for me to upgrade again when a higher level of membership was rolled out in November 2020.
3. Upgrade to Premium Plus Membership
This is the membership level that I now enjoy.
All the perks of Premium membership plus the ability to host up to 50 websites, almost daily live classes, higher referral commissions and much more recognition for my brand.
Again, with higher referral commissions and higher traffic, I have been able to create an income engine that is generating more than enough to pay for my annual WA Premium Plus Membership and leave me with a good enough profit for a healthy and joyful lifestyle.
So, can you really make money with Wealthy Affiliate? The answer rests with you.
Join me and I will show you how.
About The Author
Founder, Cassi Of Troy
I currently live in my birth country, Trinidad and I am the proud mother of a charming 11-year young daughter. She is a very talented Dancer, Ballerina, Moko Jumbie and Swimmer. As an Entrepreneur, I have started businesses in New Zealand, the USA and here in Trinidad. I have lived and worked all over the world – England, USA, Africa, New Zealand, Central America, (to name a few).
We LOVE! to travel and explore cultures.
In October 2019, after drifting around the internet, I launched my Digital Entrepreneur Footprint with Wealthy Affiliate.
Today I comfortably:
- manage many profitable online ventures,
- coach other Digital Entrepreneurs, at cassioftroy.com.
- help thousands of people use online opportunities to create a healthy and successful lifestyle, at livewellaffiliate.com.
- design learning and development programs to strengthen the personal leadership required for business and,
- educate my daughter through travel and other human and cultural experiences at lampinternationaltt.com.