how many websites real income onlineHow many affiliate websites they need to create to earn a real income online is one of the common questions I get from newbie affiliate marketers.

My answer?

At least 1.

It’s ingenious, I know. And I’m not even trying to be sarcastic. Let me explain.

You Can Earn A Real Income Online From Just 1 Site

It only takes 1 site to be successful online.

No matter how you define “real income,” it’s possible to make tens of thousands of dollars per month from a single webpage.

Of course, you’re not going to get to this point overnight, but it is definitely possible. If you’re focused on a single website, you’re taking what is know as the authority approach, rather than a niche approach.

Basically, authority sites are bigger and more profitable than niche sites, but take a lot longer to develop and build up to their real potential.

You Can Also Earn A Full Time Income From A Portfolio of Websites

The alternative to an authority site is to build a small portfolio of websites.

Set a goal and a target average: say…$1,000 a month from 10 sites, for a total of $10k. Then work steadily towards that goal.

You might even surprise yourself along the way about how easy it is to achieve those numbers.

One caveat to the portfolio approach is that if you’re just starting out, you need to make sure you’re replicating a successful, proven business model, and not wasting your time on 10 websites that will never earn more than $100.

Final Points

There are advantages and disadvantages to either approach, and which one you choose is largely a matter of your preferred working style. You can read this post for more details on how to decide.

If you’re the type of person who likes to focus on a single item at a time then you’re probably better suited to build a larger authority site.

If, on the other hand, you love new ideas and enjoy changing from topic to topic every chance you get, a portfolio is definitely up your alley. Just be sure to focus on each site long enough to start turning a consistent profit, so that you don’t wind up with a dozen half finished projects.

Either way, you can click here to learn more about how to build your business, or get started today!