John's Success Story
This affiliate marketing success story is about John, who has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2015. John likes to publish posts in the community to let newbies know that real people see real results. His latest highest paid affiliate commissions are $6,582. This amount is a new record, from just one sale.
John still remembers when he first started, that it took him over four months before he saw any money at all. Like many people, he was tempted to give up. He was starting to believe that it would never work!
However, John refused to give up. This attitude is also his number one piece of advice to those who are just starting with affiliate marketing - develop a "refuse to give up mindset."
Once your sales start, then they continue to grow. However, these sales continue to happen if you are consistent and keep working on your site. It's not a set and forget method of earning money online.
It wasn't long, in month seven of his journey, that he made $2,000+. If he had given up, he would never have seen this kind of income.
John's Earlier Record-Breaking Affiliate Commissions
Only two months earlier, John had posted his previous one day record of $3,700 in affiliate earnings.
He was also continuing to make recurring months sales from Wealthy Affiliate, so his one day total, including other affiliate sources, was almost $4,000. That's in one day!
Three months before this record was another $2,549 record commission in one day, from one lead, from one passive income stream.
John continues to thank the Wealthy Affiliate community for educating him during his earlier years. He had no idea then that there are online opportunities everywhere.
Successful Email Contact Marketing
Since starting, John does not limit himself to just organic traffic methods with the major search engines. He has also done some work with email contact marketing.
His recent success was $714 in earning from 10 minutes of work in writing an email. These earnings only took 16 clicks from 13 visitors, results in three sales.
While these are simple results, this kind of revenue stream adds up quickly. The sky is the limit with email contact marketing.
As the story goes, many people ask about email marketing and why you should do it? The short answer is that the money is in the list.
Why does this continue to be a successful method of marketing?
It stays successful because you have complete control over it. Your subscribers trust you and value your opinion. As a result, you can make money whenever you want by writing an email and clicking the send button. Many successful marketers call this printing money.
The Truth About Wealthy Affiliate
John also discussed his experience with Wealthy Affiliate. Like many of the success stories, he has a lot of good things to say about them.
Wealthy Affiliate's strength is in teaching people new to online business the basics of how to get started. They are the leading program/education for people looking to learn. Once a person learns the basics, he can pretty much do anything as it relates to internet marketing.
However, learning is not as simple as joining and making money. You also have to do the work.
The work involves following all of the training, staying consistent, and having some patience. Patience is especially important at the beginning of your journey.
One of the most significant negatives John sees with Wealthy Affiliate is getting too involved in the internal community and social life.
Anytime you have a group of like-minded individuals online; you find it easy to communicate with each other. It's easy to get addicted to this interacting with others using live chat, etc..
While this community addiction is beneficial for Wealthy Affiliate and their recurring income, it does not necessarily put money in your pocket.
One exception to this is the internal blog posts. John himself mentions this in another post. Internal blog posts at Wealthy Affiliate are open to the world. As a result of their site authority, these blog posts tend to rank pretty well in the search engines.
If a visitor finds your internal blog post and joins Wealthy Affiliate as a result, then you earn a commission. It's an easy commission too. This kind of work doesn't even require you to have a personal website.
Why Do People Fail With Internet Marketing?
According to John, they give up. It's that simple.
What does it take to get started with Internet Marketing? No much, basically a computer and an internet connection.
What do you personally need to succeed? Three things:
- 1As mentioned earlier, a refuse to give up mindset. You need a strong will to do it.
- 2Consistency, as it applies to both learning and doing the recommended actions. You can't dive into this 15 hours a day and then stop after a week. Pace yourself, and do something every day with goals in mind.
- 3They say patience is a virtue. It applies to internet marketing also. Patience is especially required in the first few months when you do not see any income. Once the revenue starts, it tends to be a motivator.
The Ultimate Productivity List On How To Get Things Done Fast
If you're going to succeed with affiliate marketing, you need to know how to get work done fast!
Here is a top 10 list put together:
- 1You can only focus on one thing at a time.
- 2To help you do this, you need to create a to-do list every day.
- 3If you can afford to pay to save on your own time, then do it.
- 4Don't even try multi-tasking (see number one).
- 5Turn off your phone while you are focusing on work.
- 6Try creating your blog posts with talking instead of writing. Not writing saves time. Some excellent software products can help you with this.
- 7Everybody has things they hate doing. Do these things first so that they are out of your way for the rest of the day.
- 8Small breaks help stay focused.
- 9Meetings can be a time waster unless they are specific to a task you need to accomplish. Try to avoid them if at all possible.
- 10Learn discipline.
You can read all about John's success story at Highest Affiliate Commissions - New Record Today! ($6,582+).