People always ask how much they can expect to make from their blog or website by using AdSense and affiliate marketing. It’s an impossible question to answer but I will try to give some realistic estimates. I have presumed that you are 100% committed to making money from your website and put in at least 20 hours a week.
First time affiliate marketer after one year:
The first time affiliate has set up a useful blog or website promoting relevant content and they have put a large amount of effort into driving traffic to the site. They can expect to earn the following per month:
$500-$1000 per month.
This is an extremely vague estimate! Some affiliates have made $5000 a month in there first year while others only make $100 per month. There are so many variables!
Affiliate marketer after two years:
$1500-$4000 per month
Again, this is just an estimate. Some make much much more, some much less. From looking around various forums I believe that this is a good ball part figure for the successful 2yr marketer
Veteran affiliate marketer after 5+ years:
Anywhere from $1500 to $15,000 per month
Many people run their affiliate business alongside their day job until they reach the stage where they are ready to devote all their time to their websites. This seems to be around the 2-5 year mark for many people although some have achieved this in a much shorter time share. It all depends on how much time you devote to it on a daily basis. A few hours a week isn’t going to be enough. A few hours a day is better.
Super affiliate after 10+ years:
Anywhere from $3000 to $50000 per month.
I have heard of super affiliates complaining that they ‘only’ earned $50k this month implying that it was a bad month! The sky is the limit with regard to your earning potential. Only a tiny percentage of marketers will actually make this much though. It takes a lot of time, patience and commitment but you can do it if your dedicated.
It’s the same as any industry. Some people make it big, some don’t. Many are happy making $1500 extra a month to add to their day job salaries. Others quit their jobs and go full time on their affiliate efforts. A few big names have made millions in affiliate marketing. Luckily the top 3 experts have all written handbooks to help people like us! I have included the link to these experts below: