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August 6, 2019

A Real Super Affiliate Success Story

This online success story is about Grace, who has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2016. She recently had a $1,300 record day and is an example of a real super affiliate success story.

Grace is not shy about her results and loves to share so that she can help others. Her results are also awe-inspiring:

  • Year 1: $483
  • Year 2: $19,561
  • Year 3: Over $40,000
  • This year she is expecting more than six figures.

These are excellent results for starting with nothing and merely following the Wealthy Affiliate training. In one of Grace's blog posts, I read that she almost sold her blog site in one of her earlier years, hoping to get some quick cash. She is glad that she did not do this as it was only starting to reach its potential at that time!

The link at the bottom of this article is one of Grace's blog posts where she has a record one-day income. She made over $1,300 in one day. 

Was Her Success Easy?


Struggled with many of the same issues

Reading through some of Grace's older posts, she struggled with many of the same issues that other members struggle over. 

Initially, she was not writing enough blog posts per month. She read about others who were succeeding and were creating more review posts that she was. So she knew she had to increase her writing goals.

Grace dabbled in PPC for a little bit. She was hoping to get more traffic without having to do the work. But that little experiment ended up badly and was a waste of money.

She also learned that her selected niche was too broad. Grace was trying to promote too many different things and writing about too many various topics. She realized that a tighter focus was needed, which in turn leads to better results.

She also was caught up in the Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS). SOS is a problem for many startup entrepreneurs who get tired of the constant work and start looking for ways to make money faster. The internet is full of people and products more than willing to promise this, but in return, all they take is your money and give you nothing back.

As a result, Shiny Object Syndrome delays the success of starting your online business the right way. Like everyone else who gets caught up in it, Grace wished she had understood that this was a waste of time earlier.

It took her first year to realize that she needs to focus on only one site. Grace established goals for the next year to continue writing 20 posts per month. Along with this, she wanted to add an email training series for subscribers to her website. An email series would increase her referrals to Wealthy Affiliate.

An Active Wealthy Affiliate Community Member

Grace has always been active in the Wealthy Affiliate community. Looking back at one of her earlier posts, she was already one of the top 100 members on the site within two months.

She loved the community and was always excited about learning something new. Within the first two months, she had already written 21 blog posts in the WA community, 11 questions, and already had 593 followers.

She also had three new referrals to the Wealthy Affiliate platform, one of which turned premium and earned her the first commission.

Grace has written posts, created training, and recorded videos on her goal to attend the Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference. Only members who make 300 unique premium referrals (this is a member who upgrades from the free Starter account to a Premium account) get invited. The inventive is valid through the current calendar year.

The best part about being invited is that it's an all-expense-paid trip. Kyle and Carson, the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, pick up the tab and treat you very well with very nice, upscale accommodations.

Grace set a goal that she was going to attend, and she did in 2019.

The conference is not all fun and games; however, Kyle and Carson want their input on how to improve the Wealthy Affiliate platform. They want feedback from those who have been successful with it. There were plenty of dinners, drinks, and entertainment, however.

Grace recorded videos on how she achieved her goal of going to Vegas and becoming a super affiliate so that anyone can do it. However, they are visible for premium members only:

  1. 1
  2. 2
    Two Year Analysis
  3. 3
    All About Product Reviews
  4. 4
    All About Product Reviews Part II
  5. 5
    Website Structure
  6. 6
    The Finale.

A couple of supplemental videos included:

  1. 1
    How to create Charts in Google Sheets
  2. 2
    How to Use Tracking ID's

Grace does not intend for any of this to replace the Wealthy Affiliate training courses. It just details her journey to success and her trip to Vegas.

Doing Hard Things Takes You to the Next Level

Grace does not consider herself to be a success guru. But she does understand if you want to be successful, you have to do the hard work.

Why is this work different than a 9 - 5 job? Because of its building a business that will return your income for many years to come.

Woman Climbing a Mountain

Grace didn't overly enjoy writing product reviews. She knew though that if she was going to make it to Vegas, she was going to have to write a LOT of them! She equates the work to climbing a mountain - It takes practice and work, but there's nothing more satisfying than getting to the top.

New challenges for Grace include things like YouTube videos and a Facebook group. She continues to reach outside her comfort zone to take her business to the next level.

Grace is also an excellent goal planner. It's one thing to set them once you have succeeded, but I've read through her old posts, and she had goals set all along the way. 

Advice For Others

Grace likes to pass on information to those you are just starting. One of the things most people don't understand is why it takes so long to start seeing an income?

  • You're in the process of learning new online skills. This process takes time. There will be a learning curve.
  • You can't drop your busy life to start this new venture. You could have a family, kids, and a full-time job. 
  • It's not a "push button" and succeeds kind of business. It's competitive, and there are a lot of things to learn, including some things technical such as WordPress.

Naturally, her recommendation for learning affiliate marketing is to join Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium member. She is not the only person's blog I've read where they say that the cost for this membership is far less than the return on their investment.

The benefits of a Premium membership include:

  • Core learning courses are organized to help you learn how to build your very own online business.
  • Included premium WordPress web hosting for your sites, using your domain name.
  • The SSL Certificate and Private Domain Registration is al included.
  • You can create an unlimited number of email addresses on your domains.
  • You can host multiple sites.
  • A version of the Jaaxy keyword tools comes with your membership. No need to buy an additional product or do complicated manual workarounds for keyword research.
  • There are weekly live webinars.
  • A Live Chat system is available in the member community for instant help.
  • Other members of the community are more than willing to help. Grace is a perfect example of this.
  • Ton's more additional training and tutorials by other members. I've used these for different issues that have arisen, along with recommendations for various WordPress plugins.

There is No Selling in Affiliate Marketing

Finally, the goal of affiliate marketing as taught by Wealthy Affiliate is not selling products but helping your readers find the right one. You need to create trust between you and your reader.

The more helpful content you can provide, then the more likely that your visitors will click through to your recommended products. Spamming might work for a short time, but it's never a good business practice.

You can read more about Grace at New Record: $1,300+ Per DAY! Affiliate Marketing Works & Rocks!

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