Since mid 2013, I’ve promoted Wealthy Affiliate and was taught how to do it successfully by their Bootcamp course. Yes it’s true that I earned over $300,000 with it.
I will be showing some of my income reports from them for proof shortly, but I want to explain that these $300,000 (it’s actually over that amount) weren’t earned in a single month or year, they are the sum total of all the commissions I made promoting this program since mid 2013.
When broken down into the 6 years I’ve been promoting this program, I’ve basically been making a couple of $1,000 every month.
Now you may think this isn’t much, but you have to consider that when I started doing this, I wasn’t earning money from the first month, I climbed to reach it.
- For mid 2013, I made about $500.
- For 2014, I made about $40,000.
- For 2015, I made about $50,000.
- For 2016, I made about another $60,000.
- For 2017, I made about $40,000 (I got lazy).
- For 2018, I am about at $50,000 again.
- For 2019, I made over $75,000 which already goes over $300,000 in total earnings.
There’s obviously some up and down earnings here, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that when I started experiencing good success from this project, that I got lazy and overtime, that laziness came back to haunt me.
I stopped working on my business as much as I did originally to reach a good point and proportionally, my efforts were rewarded by less profits. I am certainly not making this mistake anymore and in 2018, I picked it back up, but I probably won’t see the fruits of that until 2019.
2 years ago, I also wrote this article within WA and showed additional stats of my earnings. The goal I have now is to double the yearly earnings and even triple them.
Here is a video detailing the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp and more proof of my $300,000 results (1:50):
I’m writing this article about Wealthy Affiliate’s Bootcamp for 3 reasons:
And all of the reasons are very important:
1) It’s for transparency and to answer questions about WA.
I know there’s many none members of Wealthy Affiliate who have heard about the Bootcamp course and want to learn more about it and if it works.
I’ve already shown that it does, but I will be providing you a summary of each phase of the course so you know what to expect if you decide to join.
2) To show that the Bootcamp course isn’t the only one you can make money from.
Bootcamp isn’t the only course inside Wealthy Affiliate, they also have another main one known as the Online Certification Course which I consider to be equally as important and I’ve had success with it too. I provided a link to the course outline above so you can learn more about it.
There’s also sub courses there that teach different ways to earn an online online.
3) To pitch my own coaching if you decide to try Wealthy Affiliate’s training or bootcamp course.
Yes this is promotional, but I honestly provide my own personal coaching to anyone who joins WA from my page.
I have mentioned details about this in the video above, but if you want to see more and/or more of my history with Wealthy Affiliate University, no problem. I just provided a link to my review.
Everything you need to know about the Bootcamp course at Wealthy Affiliate:
Firstly, there’s many courses out there which offer their own Bootcamp training. For example, Click Funnels has one, but the one inside WA in my opinion offers an awesome opportunity for beginners to climb the online income ladder.
Anyway, this course (inside WA) is strictly designed to help you promote the company and be an affiliate for it. As of right now, there are…
- 7 phases of training, 10 lessons each, equating to 70 lessons in total.
- Each lesson has a plethora of knowledge to offer and just as importantly, a list of tasks to complete (an action plan).
Here is how the 7 phases of the Bootcamp course look:
Now here is a summary of each phase (What you learn):
Just so you know there is A LOT of content in each phase, so I will keep the summary short, but still as informative as possible. If you have any questions about the course or any phase, let me know below.
1) In Phase 1 of the WA Bootcamp (Getting Started):
You are given 10 lessons where you are told about the benefits of promoting WA through affiliate marketing (The main benefits are: recurring commissions, long retention rate of referrals and so on).
Then you continue by creating a site which helps you promote WA. You learn about the various audiences you can promote this company to and for the most part, it is the audience within the make money online niche, which is often considered to be competitive, but I keep telling people, if you follow this training, it’s doable, for ANYONE.
In any case, Phase 1 is an awesome step into the world of online marketing and promoting things as an affiliate.
2) In Phase 2:
You learn about the traffic generating process, in this case, how to get leads which are interested in what WA has to offer, onto your site, through your link and into WA so they can become members and provide you with a recurring commission.
You learn about keywords, reviewing products that are similar to WA but talking about the differences and overall benefits WA has to offer. Products from places like JVZoo, networks like Clickbank and others similar to it like Warrior Plus and Clickbetter. In my experience those places offer great products, but RARELY and even their best products do not stand against the benefits of WA.
Now at this stage, I have to pause explaining about Bootcamp and talk about the rumor in the online marketing community about how promoters of Wealthy Affiliate are talking trash about other companies to push their promotion of it.
I have said again and again, that WA does NOT teach us to do this, and the people who go around practicing that are doing so off their own accord and should individually be held responsible. I detail the subject of WA and scams here.
I’ve certainly been accused of writing bad/fake reviews to push WA, but I have in perhaps 1% of cases seen an actual, good, rational argument, the rest are just empty accusations that have no merit.
Now I am also an evolving entrepreneur and what I mean by that is that some of the things I write and programs I review can be improved upon and I am doing that, but if a program is a scam, I will say it. If it’s not, I’ll label the pros and explain where there are faults.
3) In Phase 3:
You learn about social media playing a part in expanding your business. Here I would honestly say the training could be improved upon. It could be that or perhaps I just didn’t follow it well enough, but you set up social media pages and learn to grow them and basically get more people to network with, to promote WA to.
The good news is that when it comes to updates, WA is top notch in it’s tutorials and I’m sure an upgrade is coming to this section.
4) In Phase 4:
You start to learn more about things like expanding into YouTube and other networks to build your site and name brand more so in other networks. I’ve followed some of the training and had decent results.
I’ve also made my own YouTube tutorial explaining how to get started with even more results shown.
Most of my success has come from implementing Phase 2’s training.
5) In Phase 5:
You learn about the art of sales with existing people you bring into WA. You learn how to communicate with them, how to help them, how to get them to stay longer and pay you more in commissions over the long run.
This is where I have to say that WA does a fantastic job is providing a nice system to talk to your referrals. For example, every time a referral of mine asks a question in the community, I get an email saying that they did this, and it gives me a chance to enter that thread and answer their question to keep them moving forward.
This constant support and ability to communicate with referrals is great and it’s one of the ways I help coach people forward within WA. Learn more about my coaching.
6) In Phase 6:
You get into paid ads, specifically Bing Ads and promoting WA through this paid network. In other words, you set up ads, that appear on Bing and get clicks/traffic from it.
I have to say that in my opinion, Bing Ads is truly a dark horse in the world of paid ads, because it’s so underused and not talked about enough, but truth be told, this network is a fantastic way to grow your online business and promote WA.
I estimate that I made about $100,000 of my $200,000+ earnings from Bing Ads and I spent VERY little in the process of doing so because the training in this Phase is truly amazing and really helps you get the best scenario possible.
Here’s an example:
My goal with Bing Ads is to get as much laser targeted traffic as possible to visit my site to get them into WA. This is what bootcamp teaches and here is how many clicks I’ve received from Bing Ads that have been indeed done that (as well as how many signups I’ve had from it):
7) In Phase 7:
In this current (last) phase, you are also involved with Bing Ads training, but here it is more specific on how to grow your profits from this network and lower costs at the same time. If Phase 6 training was the beginning of showing you how to succeed with Bing Ads, then Phase 7 is more for intermediate and advanced people on this subject to scale and grow from that.
And that sums up the training. It may take awhile to get through all of it, but it’s exactly how I built up my site and it’s profits.
How I used the bootcamp course in Wealthy Affiliate to make the money:
The short version is that I went through every phase very deeply and applied what they showed me. In my case, it took around 5 months before I started getting referrals coming into the program from this very website and making the sales.
However, as you saw with my revenue reports above, that number CLIMBED
Additionally, WA provides an awesome incentive program (Vegas):
WA is one of the most rewarding companies I’ve ever promoted. Actually, let’s be honest, it IS the most rewarding company I’ve ever promoted.
One of the things they offer for their promoters is the ability to earn a trip to Vegas to meet the owners and I’ve done it 5 times straight so far. Get details on the WA Vegas incentive here.
Does WA only teach me to promote it or can I make money another way?
You can absolutely make money another way, by promoting something else. People often mistake the Bootcamp course inside this program as being the “only” course that there is, and this is 100% FALSE.
As I said earlier, there is also the Online Certification Course you can go through which is very similar, but gives you the choice to promote something completely different.
In fact, I have ALSO gone through that same course and have made multiple sites over the years which have made decent money (here is a six figure one). But again, the training is open ended here.
And I neglected to mention that the $200,000 only came from promoting WA and doesn’t include the other earnings I’ve made through other sites and affiliate programs (see my Clickbank success stories). Overall, $1 million+ has been my result from following WA’s training.
And that doesn’t take into account the other masses of training tutorials on local marketing, and other topics that this place has. Overall, you get way more than you can imagine in regards to training and it’s highly recommended.
And with the many Wealthy Affiliate success stories (other than myself) from people who have done both the bootcamp course and the Online Certification course as well, this just shows how great WA is as a whole.
For starters, just do one course and commit to it. That’s how I suggest people get involved within Wealthy Affiliate to succeed with it:
So when you begin, pick either the Online Certification Course or Bootcamp. The great news is that WA will help you pick which is better for you to start with.
If there are questions you have about bootcamp, or any other training in WA, let me know!