Jerry's Success Story
This online business success story is about Jerry, who has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2016. His learning about affiliate marketing allowed him to learn how to make quick money, so fast that he received over $40,000 in four hours and more than $100,000 for the whole week.
Did Jerry sign up for Wealthy Affiliate and the next day make this kind of money? No. It took him nearly three years to get to this point. He learned Affiliate Marketing and worked hard to get to this point. Once learned, all of the concepts can apply to related online business ventures.
This learning foundation is what led to Jerry's recent success. He took what he learned at Wealthy Affiliate and developed his very own Chinese Affiliate Marketing course. This course was to fill an opportunity he found when people who spoke Mandarin ask him to teach them.
The $40K in four hours happen when he put his new course up for pre-sale. Jerry had hosted a two-hour webinar for his new Mandarin Affiliate Marketing Course and had it around 40% complete.
He sold the course for $199.50 and received over 200 students. These numbers are how he made the $40K in one night.
Jerry continues to stay involved in Wealthy Affiliate as time allows. He also continues to thank the community for his success. Jerry considers Wealthy Affiliate to be the foundation of his success.
He knows that without the learning and his patience and determination, he could not have accomplished this recent success.
Jerry is not your average affiliate marketer. When he started his journey, he was only a twenty-one-year-old high school graduate. He was living in Taiwan, from the city of Taichung.
He had a place at the National University of Singapore, which was a top university in Asia. He was not planning on getting a degree, so he dropped out of college. In his opinion, Traditional Education is DEAD!
Dropping out of college did not mean that Jerry quit learning, quite the opposite. He turned to self-education instead. He believed that education was a life-long process, and there was no better time to get started than when he was young.
“Formal Education will make you a living; Self-Education will make you a fortune.”
- Jim Rohn
His time learning in Wealthy Affiliate enabled him to achieve the 4-Figure monthly passive income milestone. He is now well on his way to financial freedom.
Like many people, Jerry first spent money on a different low-quality online training program. Realizing this, he stumbled on to Wealthy Affiliate. Unlike his previous learning program, Wealthy Affiliate was free to join.
Jerry found that the Wealthy Affiliate training was very detailed and thorough, with step-by-step processes. As a result, he was able to build a solid foundation of online marketing within only the first two months.
Jerry upgraded to the Premium level in the first week, and then the annual level shortly after. He knew he would be a life long member for the rest of his life.
What exactly did the training provide Jerry in those first two months? An understanding of Affiliate Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and WordPress website building. Once he understood these basics, there were so many other online opportunities opened up.
Jerry's Success With the WA Affiliate Program
Jerry started as many other Wealthy Affiliate members do by promoting the WA Affiliate Program. It pays very well, nearly 50% of the monthly revenue, and many other successful members well prove the program.
His initial goal was to attend the annual WA Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas. To be invited to this, you need to refer 300 premium sales to Wealthy Affiliate over one calendar year.
Jerry finally achieved this for the year 2018. He attended the super affiliate conference for the first time in 2019.
He is not shy about other forms of online marketing. Jerry had been following Yale Chen on Instagram for a while. Last year he was contacted by Yale.
Yale wanted to interview Jerry about Affiliate Marketing. The interview would be in Chinese. Affiliate marketing was a topic that Yale's subscribers had requested. Yale's YouTube channel was mostly about personal growth, building passive income, and also about stocks and investing.
Jerry was nervous about the interview, but when it went live two days later, it went viral. As a result, Jerry received 900 free referrals to Wealthy Affiliate in one week.
This learning experience taught Jerry that you need to build connections with people in your niche. He had only occasionally contacted Yale in the past, but since Jerry stayed involved in social media, Yale knew what Jerry was involved with (Affiliate Marketing).
Is Affiliate Marketing Quick Money?
In reality, no. Your chance of getting instant money without any learning is probably better when buying a lottery ticket.
Jerry discusses this in another blog post. Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a "get rich quick scheme." Many people think that if they put in the work for a month or two, then they should start seeing the results.
It's just not possible to make a stable income from affiliate marketing in the time of only a few months.
Most people already know this, but they think that for them it might be different. There might be some secret magic that someone is willing to share with them. Once they know this magic, then the door to unlimited wealth will be opened. Again, your chances of this happening would be better when buying a lottery ticket.
There are no secrets with this business. However, people get desperate for money. They have bills to pay. Everybody wants a quick solution.
However, just because Wealthy Affiliate is not a quick solution, does not mean you should give up or not even try it! Treat your Wealthy Affiliate business as a side hustle at first. Once you do start seeing the results, you'll be thrilled you never gave up!
Jerry is living proof of this kind of success.
“If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”
- Warren Buffett -
The Final Reminder
People involved with Affiliate Marketing encounter struggles and failures along the way.
These struggles include things such as:
All of this is part of the learning experience.
During this time, what you need is to be a part of a very active and helpful community. This community is what Wealthy Affiliate is all about.
You'll never fail until you give up!
You can read more about Jerry's "quick money" success at $40K in 4 Hours! Craziest Night Ever!
PS Sometimes a picture(s) is worth a thousand words.
Jerry's income (just getting started) after a couple of years of learning:
Jerry's revenue during the learning process: