What if someone told you that in just over a year from now, you could be making $10,000 a month online, from the comfort of your own home? To many people, that might seem a bit crazy, but for Colton, it became a reality.
Colton goes by the username Parre in the Wealthy Affiliate Community, and has been inspiring members with stories and updates about how his work has been paying off.
By simply following the training at Wealthy Affiliate, taking action and putting a bunch of effort into his website, he has brought in thousands of dollars in the 13 months since he has joined the community.
In this article I am going to be telling the story that he has shared with the community, and going over how he has achieved such success.
Just a little over a year ago, Colton was a college student majoring in design, while working part time at a gas station. He was trying to find out what he wanted to do with his life, and how he was going to reach the great success that he knew he was destined for.
On November 4, 2014, he came across the amazing training and community at Wealthy Affiliate, and began his year long journey to reach $10,000 a month, and have the freedom to do what he wanted to do.
“I’ve made money online doing other things but nothing has really came close to comparing what Wealthy Affiliate has helped me achieve.”
After 5 – 6 Months
After putting time and effort into following the training and working on his website, he began to reap the benefits of all of the work that he had put in. Around this time, about 5-6 months in, Colton posted that he was making about $600 – $700 a month online.
At that time, he decided to make the bold decision to quit his job at the gas station, and focus 100% of his time and effort working on his website.
This is when his website began to take off, and grow at an incredible rate, but keep in mind that it didn’t happen on it’s own, it happened because he put in the work.
Colton says that about this time, he made sure to work on his website and at least write a post every single day. Some days he would even take the time to write 2 or 3 because he had such a passion for it.
This is something that I can relate to, there is just something so gratifying about working on your own website, and getting to see people read it, and comment on it.
Fast forward to 11 Months
After working on his website nearly everyday for a few more months, Colton saw incredible growth in the interaction on his website, and in the profits that he was making.
With the help of SiteComment (a useful tool at Wealthy Affiliate) he was able to accumulate around 3000 comments, and bring in around $3,500 in the month of October.
“I made my first niche site a little more than a year ago and I’m now writing content full-time with it. I make way more than I ever expected to and it was all due to what I learned within the courses here and by actually creating content, consistently.”
The 1 Year Mark
November of 2015; a year after he joined the Wealthy Affiliate Community, Colton continues to see awesome growth in the success of his website.
The best part of it all, is the fact that he admits to not working as hard as he had been in the past. He slowed down the production of his posts and other content creation, and his website still began to bring in even more money than ever.
He says that he dropped down to only writing 1-2 posts a week.
In the month of November, he brought in nearly $6,000! Yes you read that right, he slowed down working on his website, and still nearly doubled his profits in just a month.
That’s the beauty of working online, once you set up the websites and build them up to the point where they are making money, you can slow down while it continues to grow on it’s own.
It has been a little over a year since Colton started working on his website, and he made fantastic progress. In that time, he accumulated over 5,000 comments on his website, and brought in thousands and thousands of dollars.
In December 2015 Colton brought in a whopping $10,300!
After all of his hard work over the past year, Colton reached the $10,000 a month mark.
Although that is an incredible feat, in my opinion, that was not his greatest accomplishment and I’m sure he would agree with me.
His greatest achievement was finding a way to make a living writing about something that he loves, and earning the free time to spend doing whatever he wants. Which includes a ton of time with his friends and family.
As many of you probably know, I am a strong promoter of Wealthy Affiliate, and that is because it works. Colton’s story is just one of the many success stories that are posted everyday within the community.