How Long Does It Take To Make Money At The Wealthy Affiliate

How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy Affiliate45, 48, 67, 98, 100, 109, 129! These numbers counted in days are the answer to the question you have just asked: “How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy Affiliate!”
On my 45th day, I earned my very first dollar online, on my 129th day I got my first premium commission 🙂

This is exactly what happened..

Back to September,2015

  • September 2015. – I joined the Wealthy Affiliate and Gone Premium – $19 BONUS Premium
    I was at the same time very excited but also a little skeptical until I became active. I started getting followers and their warm welcome messages, met Kyle, joined the live chat and realized that I was completely safe. I felt like I had found my lucky charm, spent a couple of nights surfing around and started a Certification course.
  • I remained a monthly premium member, but by the end of September 2015; I went on a road trip, then I have joined a cruise ship again and didn’t have much chance to focus on the Wealthy Affiliate.

    Decision that has changed my life

  • July 2016. – upgraded to the yearly membership
  • July 26, 2016. – Made a commitmentAnd that was the best decision I could make. I was following my plan pretty much. And the plan was to spend 8 hours a day going through the lessons which Kyle prepared for us.

I took it very seriously:

  • How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy AffiliateStarted the Online Entrepreneur Certification course
  • Bought a domain and one for my acting career
  • Had come all the way to the Course 2 – Lesson 6 (7 courses, ten lessons each)
  • Realized that I had to get acquainted with online marketing first.

That’s when I decided to leave my website alone and get to it only when I have an inspiration.

The Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp

Focusing on the Wealthy Affiliate training was one more right decision. But let me tell you something, this doesn’t have to be your case too. I found much easier for me to learn the technical part before creative part.

When you start with the Bootcamp (which is the training for those who want to promote the University), you have all the content already pre-prepared within your lessons. It’s just about putting it together.

  • In August I also created a website for my friend
  • Bought domain on August 23, 2016.

My First $ on Day 45!

On August 22nd I started with the Bootcamp training, and after a few days, I completely focused on the Wealthy Affiliate promotion.

How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy AffiliateI have learned how to add the Wealthy Affiliate banners and signed up my mom clicking on them just to make sure that they work and use my affiliate link, set up her account and BAM!

How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy AffiliateI MADE MY FIRST DOLLAR ONLINE!!! I was ecstatic! FIRST $!

That happened on my day 45 since I had made a commitment. 

And then

In September I made 11 more dollars:

    • My mom’s friend became my referral on September 11, 2016. —-$1 – Day 48!
    • How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy AffiliateOn September 30, 2016. —$10 – Day 67, I got two emails from Kyle and Carson. My tutorials were cash credit with $10.
    • That is what is a significant part of this platform. When you learn something and create a tutorial for other members on that topic, you automatically create a chance to earn some passive income which happened to me. I created one tutorial on clickable banners and one on inspiration and motivation and received $5 for each of them, and they will pay off even more in the future.
    • On October 31, 2016. ——-$5, which was my Day 98 of dedicated work, my third tutorial got credit.
    • On November 2, 2016. —–$1, day 100, I signed up my dad just for the purpose of the page creation
    • On November 11, 2016. —- $1, day 109, I got one more referral which set up his account


My BIG sale!

On December 1, 2016. – Day 129, my new referral has taken advantage of the Black Friday sale and upgraded to A Yearly Premium Membership. Commission for the Black Friday sale is $130! A regular affiliate commission is $175.

How long does it take to make money at the Wealthy Affiliate


Overall, my dear friends, I have made $149 in 129 days 🙂 Isn’t that great?
Now you can see that creating an online business isn’t an overnight success where ”you just need to click a couple of times, and I will send you $500″.

A legit online business is about building a nice and strong foundation, getting a serious knowledge and using tools which are being updated on a daily basis.

It’s not easy work, but it’s one fun, serious game 🙂

I would love to hear about your experience with online marketing, and what are your expectations. Down below is a comment section and I encourage you to leave your comments and questions if there are some. 


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  1. Michelle says:

    Awesome story, Sunny. And naturally VERY inspiring. I find it HILARIOUS that you have succeeded in getting your parents involved…too funny.
    Keep going. You are a source of POSITIVE motivation. Much success.

    • Sunny says:

      Ahahaha yes they are our colleagues too! Since my site is all about my experience, I had to find a way to show to my audience how to do something lol
      But my mom is hilarious, she gives me a call every time she gets some email from Kyle lol

      Thank you so much for your support and kind words 🙂
      Best of luck to you too!

      • Pat says:

        You emphasized one important point. The technical part is a cake walk. I have been building web servers, designing and hosting websites for several companies and individuals… their specifications. I never had to deal with the creative aspects. Needless to say I am struggling with selecting a niche and going forward with the website… are an inspiration.

        • Sunny says:

          Thanks Pat. I am very happy to hear that!
          Best of luck to you 🙂

        • Arooj Asif says:

          Hey Sunny, doing very good. No doubt , WA is best of all. Your success is so inspiring. Best of luck.

          • Sunny says:

            Thanks Arooj, I appreciate that 🙂
            And yes, the Wealthy Affiliate is the best option. Thanks for pointing that out.

          • Jaylin says:

            Great story. Though it won’t necessarily show people how long it will take them to make money. Everyone takes a different amount of time. I haven’t made anything yet and I’ve been here about 4 months. Although I’m not promoting Wealthy Affiliate, I’m working on a website in my own niche, so that’s different but still.

            It’s a great story, but I think it’s important to remember that success is different for everyone. Some people will get quick and early results after 2 months or less. Some people take a lot longer around 8 months or more. I’d say give it at least a year or more. That’s what I’m doing.

            • Sunny says:

              Hi Jaylin,

              You are right, it’s different for everyone. And that’s important to know. Some people succeeded faster than me and some need more time. But it’s good to know that is true and to share experience with the world. That’s my mission here on my site!

              Thanks for stopping by 🙂

            • Simon says:

              Het Sunny,
              This provides us all with inspiration – well done you.
              They always say the first dollar is the hardest to earn and I haven’t yet made that progress with the affiliate bootcamp as of yet but I am determined to crack it.
              However I have made income from my other website which I started 7 months ago and it is a great feeling you are being noticed and attracting visitors.
              You’ve made my day, I’ll try and catch you up,

              • Sunny says:

                Yay I am so happy to hear about your success! I visited your page the other day and have seen that you got some great progress with your business! Much success to you my friend! Looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas next year! 😀

              • Gary says:

                It took four months before I made my first dollar. I almost gave up and I’m so glad I didn’t. Honestly, I kind of goofed off the first couple of months.

                What I learned is that it takes time for the search engines to find and properly evaluate a new website and it can take longer for people to find it.

                So much depends on an array of factors, some you can control and some you can’t. Joining Wealthy Affiliate and building an online business are two of the best decisions of my life.

                • Sunny says:

                  I am so glad to hear that Gary, and I am so thankful for your share! It’s good to hear success stories! And meeting people cheering up for the Wealthy Affiliate! Love it! You are completely right about time that search engines need to index posts and new sites and to gain trust. Lately, Google is being indexing more and more pages on my site and I am so happy seeing that!
                  All we need here is patience and success is just around the corner!

                  Thank you so much!
                  And may you reach all your goals!


                • Jeremy Hood says:

                  This is an inspiring story Sunny. You are making me want to start the bootcamp today!

                  I just went through the regular training so far and only have made a few dollars from some Adsense revenue but my traffic is steadily increasing so I’m optimistic.

                  I have also had one sale on Amazon but they didn’t give me credit because the click came from referral traffic through my Google + profile. Oh well. At least I know I am on the right track.

                  • Sunny says:

                    Hi Jeremy,

                    I am sorry to hear that for your Amazon sale, but as you said, you know now how not to do it 🙂 I also had 4 sales but got credit only for one. The reason? I asked the customer support and they sent me a list with possible reasons. I can do nothing about it.

                    If you are inspired to do the Bootcam, don’t wait too long. As soon as you start you will see how fun it is!

                    I wish you much success! And please let me know if you need any assistance 🙂

                  • Grace | Work Anywhere Now says:

                    Congratulations on $149 in 129 days!! That’s great you’re able to spend so much time on your business these days! It’s the best thing you can do when you focus on your goal and stick with it!

                    I know you will do great things to the many months to come! This is just the beginning! 🙂

                    Best wishes!

                    • Sunny says:

                      Thanks Grace 🙂
                      I can’t wait for the next one to come! It will be some big surprise I bet!

                      I wish you much success too 🙂

                    • Nate says:

                      Great story Sunny and great looking website! It truly does take a lot of hard work, but it is worth it, in the end, the first time you see that hard work pay off in the form of dollar signs! 🙂

                      • Sunny says:

                        Thanks Nate, I really appreciate your kind support.
                        I wish much success to you as well 🙂

                      • leo says:

                        Sunny I have read what you have written here. It brings water to my eyes joyfully, motivates me to keep moving forward. I started a website in the Bootcamp and I am a premium member too. I’ve been in the Bootcamp for a week or so, currently in the course 1 lesson 3 lol. Anyways all the best on your journey, much success to you. I think your writing is fantastic, Leo.

                        • Sunny says:

                          Thank you, Leo, for your kind comment and wishes. Just keep moving forward and never give up, you have found the right place to be, trust me!
                          Much success to you too and if you need any assistance along your Wealthy Affiliate journey, please let me know.

                        • Sean Thomas says:

                          Hi Sunny,

                          A really inspiring story. I love the honest breakdown/day count of when you earned your money. I´m very new to this but I´m going with the idea that if you can earn 1$ you can earn a $1000. It´s just about compressing that $1000 into a short a space of time as possible.

                          Roll on my first dollar

                          Continued success


                          • Sunny says:

                            Can’t wait to read your success story Sean! It’s all about time or no time when you are a good student and believer. We have all the tools needed for successful business here at the Wealthy Affiliate, just need to use them, that’s all 🙂


                          • MontaM says:

                            Congratulations on your commissions. It just shows that THIS WORKS! 🙂 It’s not easy and effortless job, but it IS possible and actually fun. I feel great every time I write a new page or I see I have a new comment.. No commissions yet but I have a foundation to build first. Rest will come! 🙂
                            Cheers, Sunny!

                            • Sunny says:

                              Oh I know that feeling when you write a new page! Lol it’s like making something huge every time.
                              I wish you commissions in no time Monta 😉

                            • James says:

                              You did the right thing when you went premium at WA.

                              Big Likes And Happy times ahead if you follow all the training and put in the work required.

                              Thanks for a good read again, Sunny.

                              • Sunny says:

                                Thanks James.
                                That was definitely the best decision I have made!!!

                              • Minhaj says:

                                This is very motivating, it shows with hard work and persistence you will get some reward. Congrats on your success, I am an Wealthy Affiliate Associate myself and what I really like about this system is that they never make ridiculous claims about income. They give realistic goals to set and provide world class training and as you have shown,follow the training and success will come.
                                Well done and may your success continue.

                              • los says:

                                Hey, first of all thanks for this great, interesting and informative article on how long it takes to make money with wealthy affiliate.
                                I joined wealthy affiliate a few months ago and I am enjoying it quite a lot, but I have not made a sale yet. I still earned some money with adsense though. But your journey so far sounds very good. Keep up the good work.

                              • Weston says:

                                Thank you for your encouraging post! I love to hear personal stories about finding success with Wealthy Affiliate. I know success comes differently for each person and at different times. The key is to never give up.

                                I became a premium member in March 2017 and gone through the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp training. Like you, I wanted to know how to do everything before getting creative with my own niche. I still only have my website promoting WA and working on ideas for a new website with my own niche. I have not had any referrals yet, but I will not give up. I post a new article 2 to 3 times a week and get a few comments, usually only from WA members.

                                Do you have any recommendations for me to get referrals?

                                Thank you!


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