Back in April I was looking for a work at home job, so I signed up with a company called Disciple's Cross. It's a legit home business where you make these little crosses that you can either sell back to the company or sell on your own for a bigger profit. Truth be told, I got the kit and had a hard time making the crosses, so I sent the kit back to the company for a refund. I do think the business is legit, just not for me, as I'm not the best crafter.
After going on WAHM I read a lot about their affiliate program and how people were making good money off of it. I had never done affiliate marketing before, but an extra $70 a week sounded good (that's about the average I got from everyone who talked about it). So I signed up, put up a Squidoo lense and started writing some articles. I think I submitted less than 10 articles to Ezinearticles and GoArticles before I got fed up and quit. I didn't know much about affiliate marketing back then and was expecting to get rich quick, I suppose. Anyways, the moral of the story is that I dropped the campaign. After a month I didn't even bother to check the website anymore to see if I made anything. I thought it was a lost cause.
Today when I was cleaning out my inbox I found the e-mail with my affiliate id and password and thought "what the hell, I'll check it out. I know there's not going to be anything in there." Low and behold, I had made a sale . . . actually only 2 days ago. Not bad for a few hours of work that I did 3 months ago that I completely dismissed and forgot about. Proof that affiliate marketing actually pays off.
Sorry to make this so long, just thought I'd share everything. Some people say that their first sale made them ecstatic, some don't feel anything at all. Luckily I feel on the ecstatic side. Very motivated. It's been a great week for me as far as internet marketing goes, on so many levels.