How Wealthy Affiliate’s Bootcamp Course Made me $300,000

Since mid 2013, I’ve promoted Wealthy Affiliate and was taught how to do it successfully by their Bootcamp course and since that began, I $300,000 in the process.

In this article, I will be showing that income proof I achieved thanks to using the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp course, but I want to explain something very important before I do that and that is:

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 all the way into 2020.

When broken down into the 7 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. 

My revenue report from following the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp Course:

  • For mid 2013, I made about $500.wealthy affiliate bootcamp results
  • 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.
  • For 2020, I’m still not done, but it’s climbed to over $60,000 for 8 months.

Combined, this already goes way over the $300,000 earnings and is possibly nearing $400,000 by the end of 2020, and if not, then 2021 most likely.

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.

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.

A detailed review of Wealthy Affiliate’s Bootcamp Course and more proof of my $300,000 results (1:50):

wa bootcamp link

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, 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).

The 7 phases of the Affiliate Bootcamp Course explained:

wealthy affiliate bootcamp course inside look

Here is a summary of each phase of Bootcamp:

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 Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp course:

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 of the Bootcamp course:

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 Wealthy Affiliate 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 of the Bootcamp course:

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 of the Bootcamp course:

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 with YouTube.

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 of the Bootcamp course:

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.

wealthy affiliate bootcamp bing ads training results

6) In Phase 6 of the Bootcamp Course:

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 $300,000+ 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 of the Bootcamp Course:

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 personally used the Bootcamp Course in Wealthy Affiliate to make money:

1) The short version is that I went through every phase very deeply and applied what they showed me.

2) 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.

3) I used a lot of the Phase 2 training to find many products to review from the numerous sites I listed above as well as Muncheye. I also wrote on many topics related to internet marketing, all of which resulted in my site getting well over 500,000 visits since 2013.

4) As my site grew, my revenue did too. Some years, I slacked off and this resulted in dips, but I’ve been consistently using the training from Bootcamp to continuously keep my business afloat and growing.

Additionally, Wealthy Affiliate 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 Wealthy Affiliate Vegas incentive here.

Does Wealthy Affiliate only teach you 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!

57 thoughts on “How Wealthy Affiliate’s Bootcamp Course Made me $300,000”

  1. I love the Bootcamp training. It includes more training than the OEC, for example, things like ads that you can use in any niche. 

    The commissions are great and the good thing is that they are recurring. Plus, you can promote WA easily because you know the platform and you are on it everyday. 

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    • Hi Jenny, the OEC is just as legit as the bootcamp course is and the paid ad training in Bootcamp should be applied to the OEC course. For those wondering, the OEC is the same kind of blueprint, but you can promote anything there and I also went through it. 

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  2. Hi, I am currently making my way through the bootcamp too and I have just about finished phase 2 and I have been premium WA member for 6 months. Now so its taken me a while to complete but this has given me some inspiration, seeing your profits. 

    I have had a fair few referrals but none have upgraded to premium, what advice would you give?

    Thank you.

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    • The kind of traffic you get to your page promoting WA or funnels promoting WA matter Conor. I typically focus on specific audiences that would be interested in WA: 

      People looking to start an online business, do affiliate marketing, possibly succeed with an MLM they’re involved with, ect…

      I find that other audiences like paid survey people or those looking for rewards sites are not interested in WA, so I tend to focus on attracting the above audiences.

      When I do get them to my site and my WA review, I mention everything I can about the program and do let them know there’s a premium membership. I do also clearly explain what to expect once they join and provide screenshots of my results and the results of members. The goal is to make them comfortable joining and not being surprised in any bad way. The more questions you answer on your sales page, the more likely the referral will upgrade within WA.

      Then if they join, I send them a message offering bonuses if they upgrade. Overall, my premium sign up rate is about 12% and growing. 

      But you are also on only phase 2 of the training, so your site is still new as is your experience. This will get better.

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  3. Hi Vitaliy!

    Big congrats to your impressive results, with WA and with external programs. You really know how to help people understand affiliate marketing

    I am going to start promoting WA soon the right way, since now I am just building up my website. I also started with the Super Affiliate Challenge.

    Best regards,

    Igor

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    • Hi Igor, nice work getting into the super affiliate challenge, you’re going to do well! For anyone wondering, the super affiliate challenge is basically an accelerated bootcamp course within Wealthy Affiliate. Those who join the program and sign up to get access to this course usually do.

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  4. As a new member of WA, I’m encouraged by your results. I have no problem putting in the time if there is a success story at the end of it all. You have shown what can come of hard work and dedication.

    The main quality that I have seen of Wealthy Affiliate is that from the very beginning they tell you it is not a get rich quick scheme. I have already read many comments from people who rushed ahead without following the training guidelines. Ultimately they fail and have to come back and start over.

    Personally, I would like to see my website be a success first. I guess because I am a writer and author of eight books and have no problem creating relevant content. As far as I am concerned, content is most important because that’s what will attract visitors to whatever one is promoting.

    Thanks for your post and for sharing the information that all things are possible with hard work.

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    • No problem Ray. It certainly sounds like blogging and writing will not be a problem for you and that will make it far easier to grow your site and promote WA or whatever else you choose to promote.

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  5. It is very encouraging to see a proof of income like this. As a person who is aspiring to get the same results, I’d like to know what separates you from others who have gone through the same training and yet did not get that result?

    What did you do that others (those who failed) did not do?

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    • You’d be surprised to know this Gomer, but the answer is, I did the training with an open mind. I worked hard on all the tasks that bootcamp told me to do and I was patient with my results (which came slow at first). Most people don’t have that patience and many also don’t want to work hard.  

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  6. It is really inspiring to read about your success here. And that you obviously expect to build on that.

    1) Do you mind if I ask, did you start part time back then, or were you able to put in a full time work week with this?

    2) Do you think someone who can only do about 15-20 hours a week can make significant gains with the bootcamp training?

    Your answer is important, because if it is yes, I will do the training all over again. Fortunately with Wealthy Affiliate a member has access to all the training all the time, so this available to me.

    Thanks.

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    • Hi Dan:

      1) I don’t remember, I was a full time college student at the time, and I don’t recall the number of hours I put in, but it’s not about the hours, it’s about the quality. 

      2) Yes. But don’t only put your focus on the bootcamp training, only do it if you really love and want to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I list a number of success stories here, many of which did not promote WA, but used their training to build their other businesses, and they did the other course called the online entrepreneur certification course.

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  7. Very good description of WA. I am also in the training courses but not bootcamp yet. Once I’ve finished the online certification course, then onto bootcamp I’ll go. I did take a quick look at it and can’t wait to start it. I’ve learned so much since I started at WA and can’t wait to start promoting it. It’s something I would recommend to anyone wanting to make money online.

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    • Dorothy my advice would be to invest the time into the existing course you’re taking there and to really put all your effort into that. Once you finish it, don’t just quit on the site you made through the course, keep building it, it may end up being it’s own success. 

      There’s nothing wrong with going into bootcamp afterwards but I just don’t want you to neglect a potentially profitable online business you’re already growing just because you see people like myself are making money in another course. You could already be building a goldmine of a business, and that is why you should focus on that and only when you’re sure you’ve done enough on it, to move into bootcamp.

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  8. Wow, you have made a lot of money. I always heard about these courses in WA but hearing about them from someone who has made a lot of money in a reasonable time frame is comforting. I know it will take time, but knowledge is the beginning of success. With that said the Wealthy Affiliate program looks like a good way to attain that knowledge. Looking forward to starting on my path to success!

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    • Hi Ron, the fact that you already acknowledge that it takes time is a huge step to success, believe me. I know when I see people talking about making money fast, that they are actually lessening their chances, because they aren’t willing to work hard. The fact that you are already makes me confident in knowing that you’ll get results with Wealthy Affiliate

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  9. Wow dude! So impressed with your earnings at Wealthy Affiliate. I know Wealthy affiliate is one of the greatest money making platforms, but It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be at your status. 

    One of my favorite features of Wealthy Affiliate is the training and their weekly webinars. I’d like to say to those people specifically newbies who are reading my comment here that Wealthy Affiliate is a real deal! They teach you how to make money and not just through an affiliate commission but other methods out there.

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  10. Honestly I really appreciate your post on your earnings with Wealthy Affiliate. It takes a lot of good will for fellow members like you to be able to share this to encourage us. I am really motivated to do more in promoting wealthy affiliate now because I know I can also make it. I just joined recently and I will put more effort in the Bootcamp training to achieve a greater income like you. Thank you so much. 

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  11. You have always been my mentor ever since the first day I visited your site. The income you made in a month is far beyond what I have made in the past 6 months but I know with patience and hard work. I will surely get there.

    I think I will have to go back to the bootcamp training in order to gain more knowledge on what I am about to step in because that’s your recommendation.

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    • Hi I appreciate you considering me being your mentor, but I do not tell everyone to do bootcamp. I specifically tell people to also look into the certification course which I said is just as important. It’ll help people make blogs based on things they love. I love bootcamp and WA which is why I went this route. If you don’t have passion for this topic to, I would go with the certification course over bootcamp.

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  12. Tons of good information that is well detailed and will be of good help to your readers, mostly for me because I’m so encouraged to work hard and to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I joined WA recently, and am currently in the midst of the certification course but have not yet started bootcamp. I appreciate you for sharing your earnings story about this platform. Thank you!

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    • You are welcome Mary! To be honest, I would continue with the certification course and only move into bootcamp if:

      Your current site doesn’t do that well.

      Or if it does well, let it get to a point where you can take time off to start a new site (a bootcamp one).

      And only if you have a passion to create a WA blog. Don’t start it just because of my success story, start it because you get results with your current site or develop a passion for the topic of making money online.

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  13. Wow, I have to admit I am jealous of your figures. How many times a week did you post an article? My blog has been around for 2 years. I saw the best results about a year ago and then I took a break for about 6 months and my site went all the way down again. Now I’m slowly building it back up and my site visits are going up. However, I’m still not making much money which is frustrating! Thanks for your inspiring post- it means that affiliate marketing can really work, I just have to keep working at it 🙂

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    • Hi Hollie, a lack of writing for so long WILL cause that traffic slump to happen. I write a few times a week and that works out well, but ideally you should be blogging about topics that get targeted audiences to your website so you can make the most money from it. Read this blog post and it will help you narrow down what to blog about so you can do this.

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  14. Hello Vitaliy, 

    Thank you for your transparency! This is so relevant to me right now. I am currently developing a website promoting WA, however I have not even started the bootcamp training yet. I am still in the midst of the Certification course. 

    I am so glad that you have recommended pursuing the bootcamp training first, so I will not go any further with this website until I start the bootcamp.

    Awesome that you have laid out an exact road map for going about the bootcamp training which is not far off for me. I shall follow you within WA if I get stuck and need you help.

    Such a timely and educative report, Vitaliy. Brilliantly done! All the very Best!

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    • Paul hello, I need to make an important point about what you said. I do NOT specifically tell people to go with the bootcamp course over the certification course. Rather it’s actually the opposite.

      Many people enter the online business world with an existing idea that has nothing to do with promoting WA or doing anything in the make money online niche and for those people, the certification course is HIGHLY recommended, so if you are currently in this course and using it for a niche business you love, stick to it.

      There’s many people who make the mistake of dropping a niche site they are passionate about and going into Bootcamp, but they aren’t passionate about that, so the results I have may not be the same for them. I love promoting WA and I know a lot about this stuff, so this is why this was the perfect choice for me.

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  15. Hello Vitaliy.

    This is a great insight on how to make money by promoting Wealthy Affiliate. I took the other training on how to make my own website in the WA platform. 

    I was very happy with the program WA offers because the website I made catapulted me to the 13th place in Google’s search engine and I’m very happy about it. Now you showed me the training which I have not taken yet about the promotion of WA.  

    I think I should try my hand at it since you mentioned that it is possible to earn just by promoting WA. I will surely bookmark your website and if I have any problems, I hope you can offer me a helping hand.  

    It took persistence and determination as shown on your yearly income stats. You are an inspiration for people who would truly earn online for a living.

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    • Francis hi, the beauty of WA is that their training shows different programs and ways to make money through your website. I take it you were talking about the certification course when you mentioned your website and that is actually a highly similar course to bootcamp and one I also recommend finishing. 

      There’s many people inside WA who make a great living through their site by not promoting it. They just choose to promote something else and again, they will teach you this.

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  16. $200,000? Wow!!! This is a dream I would love to reach. You did so well attain such success. I would keep to my training too, so, I can learn the process of being successful. Please, is the boot camp courses different from the other courses highlighted in the premium pack?

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  17. I am not sure about other people but to me $3,000 a month sounds amazing. Some people who are doing hard labor earn less than that. I have a question, If I want to fully promote WA, do you think I should have another webpage dedicated to that? Or just my current site is good enough? I would like to give it a try but I am still new to the business and it gets overwhelming with learning new things.