So you’ve decided to build an affiliate marketing website and you’re trying to figure out how much you can realistically earn.
Unfortunately, there is no one, single answer that I can give you to ease your concerns. I could say nothing, which is true for anyone who gives up in the first few months, or I could say you have unlimited earnings potential, which is also true but somewhat misleading.
What I can do, however, is give you a few ideas on how you can figure it out for yourself.
Earnings Are Related to Time and Value
The first thing to understand about your affiliate site is that your earnings are directly related to the time AND value you put into your site.
Too many people focus only on the time aspect and spend their “time” staring out the window or liking Facebook posts. Instead you want to think about time as your ability to increase the value you provide for your site.
More often than not, with new affiliate sites that comes down to creating new content, and making sure that the information you present is accurate and worthwhile.
In order to get an accurate assessment of what your site might earn, try to figure out how much high quality time you can put into it each week.
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Part Time Affiliate Marketing Assumptions I Use
Once you have your time-estimate, you’re going to need to use a few assumptions. I should not that these assumptions are for “developed” sites, which means that you can’t expect them to be accurate for the first few months of a new affiliate website (click here to understand why). Instead, think of these as assumptions to use after you’ve already hit the 6 month(ish) mark on your new site.
- Revenue Per Page Assumptions: $0.50-$3.00 per month per page/post on your site.
- Revenue Per Visits Assumptions: $50.00 – $150.00 per thousand visits.
I usually try to get an estimate using both of these approaches, and then I have what I consider to be a good range estimating what my return on time will be for the site. Read more on earning money in your spare time with affiliate marketing.
I hope that helps you determine your income potential for a part time affiliate marketing site. If you’re just getting started and want to learn more, I highly recommend you sign up for this free affiliate course, which will help give you the training you need to get to the higher end of those numbers and find true success with your site!