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

45, 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 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.


A decision that has changed my life

  • July 2016. – upgraded to the yearly membership
  • July 26, 2016. – Made a commitment 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:

  • Started the Online Entrepreneur Certification course
  • Bought a domain for my spiritual journey and one for my acting career
  • Had come all the way to 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 inspiration.


The Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp

Focusing on 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 it much easier for to learn the technical part before the 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 my first WA 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.

I have learned how to add the Wealthy Affiliate banners and signed up my mom to click on them just to make sure that they work and use my affiliate link, set up her account, and BAM!





That happened on 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!
    • On September 30, 2016. —$10 – Day 67, I got two emails from Kyle and Carson. My tutorials were cash-credit with $10.Cash-credits-at-the-Wealthy-Affiliate
    • 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 the 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. The commission for the Black Friday sale was $130! A regular affiliate commission back then was $175.



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 serious knowledge, and using tools that are being updated on a daily basis.

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



Best-Online-Home-Business-logoI will be more than happy to hear what you think and to read about your online experience. Should you have any questions or concerns or you need my assistance please let me know in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to come back to get my reply to your comment! 






  1. Hello there! Thank you for sharing this elaborate article on how long does it take to make money at the wealthy affiliate. Wealthy affiliate is a very wonderful affiliate marketing platform, speaking from experience. It’s very fast to make money from it once you go premium. Yes of course, making 149$ is really awesome. I’ll recommend wealthy affiliate to people any time any day. Thanks for sharing your experience. 

  2. Hey Sunny , great article- i totally enjoyed. i like how you shared your journey with us and giving us insights with us. I think it depends on how serious you are, the quicker you finish the training ( Online Entrepreneur Certification course) and watch few live classes, you would actually have a proper idea on generating affiliate sales. 

  3. Hello there once again, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I really do find this very interesting because i am still a beginner at wealthy affiliate and i need to be acquainted with all the possible ways one can earn income from this platform. Thanks for your help

  4. It’s a good thing that you shared this article, many people are with the conception that when you get into online business programs like Wealthy affiliate, you’ll get to start taking in the money immediately, it takes time for you to be able to build your business, earn money from what you’ve built. This is a very useful tips for newbies, WA is not a get rich quick scheme.

  5. This is a good one for you share on how we would be able to make money online using wealthy affiliate. I believe that you have written this one very well because the piece of information in it really shows that making money on wealthy affiliate is possible and I would definitely be looking to try it out for myself. Thanks!

  6. All depending in our dedication and seriousness towards making money nd our drive to actually achieve it all. What you shared here is really good for us to see here. I quite frankly aoorwcuate all that AHS been shared here as they make the whole difference fro is all. Really, this is perfect for me and I really find it good to have come across.thank you

  7. Hello, Sunny, 

    The program there at wealthy affiliate is certainly one of the nicest that I have seen In recent times. The fact that you have a community with people of similar goal alone is something to be happy of and assistance can come at any point. Also, the training where you use video is well organised and I would be really glad to have a taste of it as I plan on going into affiliate marketing as a business 

  8. Thank you so much for sharing with us a series of how many days you have earned money from wealthy affiliates. Wealthy Affiliate is a platform where you can earn money not only by affiliates but also by training. It is only a matter of time before you become proficient in training. I am also a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate and have been working here for a long time. By making referrals from this platform, I earn money in 75 days. So I would say those who are brand new can join the Wealthy Affiliate Platform and start training with a little patience.

  9. Thank you for being this clear and genuine. Make it understandable that legit opportunities like Wealthy Affiliate are not an overnight success. Persistence is key during those days when you keep pouring yourself without saying a dollar, The truth is it eventually pays. There are many ways to make money with Wealthy Affiliate.

  10. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I will have to say i was happy going through your review as it has resourceful information’s one can hold on to. Focusing on Wealthy Affiliate though I have been on other platforms lately but none is as good just as this wealthy affiliate, considering lot of things i had to gain from here. The platform has support and valuable individuals that can help you to start your journey to the top in the online marketing world. Thank you

  11. It’s true. Building a real business and making money from it does not come very quickly no matter how prepared we are. Why? Because it’s very young. So it needs time to develop while we put in the hard work to make it work. I know a lot of folks that have left the affiliate marketing business because they felt that it’s very slow in terms of making money. But they are very wrong. It’s slow, yeah from the beginning. But when everything is fully up and running, then money will start coming from different directions. This is what they’re not really patient about.

    When I started my online business, yeah, although I was kind of frustrated, but with the help of the community I was and still am(Wealthy Affiliate) I was able to continue, and now it’s all good. That’s why having a mentor or a guide is very necessary in everything we do. It’s much quicker and faster than being alone. It’s good to learn about your journey to your first online income.

  12. It all depends on how serious you are in your business.

    If you chose to be focused, put in the work, and follow the training in the letter. You will see results pretty soon as you did. So, you should not have some big and unrealistic goals.

    I will say that my biggest mistake was to want results fast. And that took away my concentration, I could not focus on doing the exact steps required in the training. I was always comparing with what I was learning elsewhere.

    I only saw great results when I settled and decided to follow the training faithfully.


  13. When I started Wealthy Affiliate, I was like how long will it take for me to start a cool dollar, like the thought of It disturbed me for a very long time and I was like I wasn’t going to back down because I already put my mind into it. But then when I started earning on this platform, I never wanted to stop it again. Because I always try as much as possible to make sure I make something a day, the only issue I have here is that, sometimes the articles are very slow to come by.

  14. Hello. I am a new member of the WA. I got a recommendation from a friend who has been on the platform for a long time. So far, I am very pleased with my progress. I hope to be even more successful in the future. I am very interested in the online business that WA offers. A very good thing is that there are trainings on the platform for everything we are interested in, and membership is free and whoever wants more can upgrade. WA is a phenomenal way to make money. All recommendations.

  15. I so deeply respect you sharing your journey with us! I have been curious about how successful WA Members get started.  I know success is only possible with hard work and I can see you have put in the work girlie! Question, I have three sites, one for recovery from addiction, one for my swim lesson business, and one for my crafting business.  I have completed the first course certification, but have yet to start boot camp.  Will boot camp help me to improve the sites that I have already put so much time into or is it only for those who want to promote WA? 

    Thanks in advance. 

  16. That’s the problem with affiliate marketing and online businesses. People always think they are get rich quickly schemes and therefore get disappointed when it doesn’t work that way for them and this is what leads them to discourage other people from also joining said platforms. Thank you for sharing your story. 

  17. It is exciting to read how fast people start to make money with this platform. I know that you can’t earn money with all the platforms out there. Many are scams. But this Wealthy Affiliate seems different.

    And 3 – 4 months to start making money online is a realistic time frame. Congrats to you that you only had to wait a month and a half.

  18. The truth is that you will get out of it what you put into it. Just like anything else in life.

    For those of you who are struggling to make money with your blog, I would HIGHLY recommend targeting a SPECIFIC demographic and interest group, and then finding a social media channel where your users are. TikTok for younger people, Pinterest for women and older people. YouTube. Find a good channel and HYPER FOCUS. Google SEO comes after the social proof. Not before.

    Focus on traffic first, then monetization. Too many people go for the latter first. You can’t grow like that. Add value FIRST.


  19. This is concise. More reason why I like to read your articles. Thank you for sharing how long it takes to make money on wealthy affiliate. I must say wealthy affiliate is a wonderful  online marketing platform. Where you learn and at the same time earn. I will always recommend wealthy affiliate to people over and over again. This is helpful

  20. Hi,

    From my online research on the article how long does it take to make money at wealthy affiliate this depend some 10 day, 15 days, 20 days, 1 month or even more than that, it is your commitment towards your learning, skills, expert on the platform, I made my first dollar on wealthy affiliate on my 7 days of joining the platform as a premium member through site commenter. 

    Thank you.


  21. Wealthy Affiliate is a great affiliate platform for making money. The amount of money that can be made depends on the efforts put in and proper use of the platform. As for how long it takes to make money on Wealthy Affiliate, I do not think there is fixed number of days for that. It depends on the time put into making use of the features provided by Wealthy Affiliate to make money. Anyways, thanks for this article.

  22. Wow, I never thought of looking at WA like that way. Every dollar counts. When you show it with dates and how each dollars add up to make  $149, makes me reconsider promoting WA even more. WA certainly is gem and offers many opportunity to earn cash credit, until you are getting referrals. Good one!

  23. Hello there,this review article on how long it take to make money at the wealthy affiliate is a very interesting and elightening one.Your story on how you made your first dollar and progressively kept on making more money is an interesting one.I am still a beginner in wealthy afiliate marketing and i hope to get the scope of WA fully soon.

  24. I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since January and the main reason why I decided to join this community is because they don’t just teach you how to create a website, but also how to market it. I found out about Wealthy Affiliate from a friend, at first I was skeptical about it like everyone… “another thing to spend money on that probably won’t work” however I took the risk and boy I’m glad I did. Thanks for the article!

  25. Hi Sunny, thank you very much for sharing this valuable experience! Actually, I just joined Wealthy Affiliate and started to build my own website. Your story inspires me. It’s really possible to generate money from working online! 45 days is quite fast, I think. Can I ask a question? Is it possible to generate money at the same time if I’m just stay as free member?

  26. On the first day 45 day I got my first dollar. Wealthy affiliate is the fastest platform to make money online and  it easy to use,  wealthy affiliate marketing is the fastest platform you can make your first dollar, it easy and reliable platform they can i I will say weathy affiliate marketing is the best platform so far. 

  27. In my opinion, I guess it all depends on how much time you commit to your business along with other things such as keyword search, social networking along with the kind of content that you have to offer. It is not a business where you will make that quick dollar. It takes time and commitment but you can achieve success. It’s all about working hard and smart.

    • Thanks Norman, exactly, it depends on the individual. And how much one commits to their work. 


  28. Not so much time for sure because I have always just started in a little while and I have also started earning commissions but I think the ideal answer to that question is mainly on the person who is being asked the question because the amount of time spent do invest on wealthy affiliate will determine the income.

    • Yes JOhn, exactly that. It depends on the person alone. You can’t determine the time in general. But when you work and give the best you have you actually can see success very quickly. 



  29. Thank you for making the great and educative post. I am glad I came across it today cos it an issue I have always wanted to look into and today I got the opportunity on a platter. . I really do find this very interesting because I am still a beginner at wealthy affiliate and I need to be acquainted with all the possible ways one can earn income from this platform.

  30. Wahoo, I love your story and I must be frank with you, this is one thing I like about wealthy affiliate. They promise you will make money but not an over night get rich, rather a steady and consistent work through. Follow the teachings and be consistent. I see how you made your first dollar on day 45 and made 130 usd on day 129. A reflection of consistent work 

  31. You are so right I love the honesty most people are looking for the get rich quick program, Which I looked for, for years never found it but wasted a lot of time and money. Ive been with Wealthy Affiliate for a month know I have had a great time and have learned so much, I started to make extra money but you know haven’t even thought about It has been so much fun building a website and watching it rank higher and higher.

  32. I am already a member at WA, and although I haven’t achieved my goal yet, I am still hopeful. It’s nice reading these kinds of posts from people who have experience.

    It will serve as a motivation for those just starting with an online business. It takes time and consistency to go through all of the training and building your site really well. 

    Its not that hard in general because you will get great trainings, but with time results will show. 

  33. Thanks for taking time to show us how we can make money promoting Wealthy Affiliate.  

    It was great to read your journey and see how you have progressed.

    It is really easy to set up a website to promote Wealthy Affiliate and the commission they pay is excellent.

    I highly recommend this to all your readers.

  34. Oh this is great to read about how you started online, and the most exciting part, was earning that first dollar online. Awesome that you could first sign up your mom to try your links, but then to get your dad on board as well. I am however not in the same fortunate position that have family members that I can sign on, so am relying on Pinterest posts and my website.

  35. Hello Sunny, your article gave me more strength to proceed the work; being a newbie (I’ll turn 30 days next Monday); I have not seen yet the whole picture! I just follow the training step by step, I’m now working on comments and feedbacks, producing new contents and “climbing the mountain”, always with WA!

    I particularly liked the timeline and the account statements to show the way through the path; you show that this is not a sprint race!

    Reading your page gave me hope and motivation, results will come out as a consequence of good work and perseverance. 

  36. Thank you for documenting your journey and make it available for us newbies. I would love to read about how you are doing now vs back in 2016. Anyways your post is very motivational for me. I’m still in the stage of writer’s block and trying to figure out the layout and theme. I need to get back to work on my own website. 🙂

  37. Hello there, Sunny! This is a great article. I feel like many who are considering working at home with affiliate marketing do so without prior understanding. It can be easy to think working at home is easy and so it shouldn’t be too hard to earn an income. Although this is a great business opportunity, it is definitely not one that comes with overnight success. I am happy that you shared your story to help portray the true reality of what it really takes to find success in this field. Thanks for creating this post.

  38. This is a good question and one that so many look out for especially those who have waited for so long.I think get paid on wealth affilliate will almost depend on your hard work and patience. Those who succeed here are those with the two.This is a very wonderful post. Thank you for sharing

  39. Hello Sunny, thank you for this article. As new Wealthy Affiliate member, I wondered how long should it take until I see some progress. Thanks to your honest article, I have a better understanding of the expected timelines. I always knew that this is not going to be an over night success but I think I underestimated the amount of work and patience it will require. I have a better understanding now and that helps not to get discouraged.

  40. Wow!  This is an outstanding website.  I appreciate how you explained your journey and displayed motivation to the reader that creating an online business can be achieved with dedication and consistency.  Very educational.  This is a good website to introduce to all new Wealthy Affiliate members.  I’m going to bookmark your website because I can learn a lot from you and the information you provide on your page.  

    Thank you for sharing!

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