How I Made $273.10 In One Month With Two Blogs (Passively!)

by tommygadget 41 replies
Yes, I made $273.10 with two blogs passively in affiliate commissions. How did I do this? Well, here's the sharing part so listen up!

1) I bought Niche Marketing on Crack from a link in the forum here (thanks Allen).

2) I read it and took action.

NMOC teaches you how to setup niche blogs to sell products. Most people are not very successful at selling and neither was I. I figured that I would fail at this like I did some other times I dabbled at affiliate marketing. This time, however, I did things a little differently. Here's what I did:

I got the mechanics down regarding creating niche blogs. Once I knew how to setup my blog, I needed something to promote. I saw some kids at the local pizzeria watching television. I sat down near them and listened to their comments. It was clear that some things were cool and others just weren't. I took some notes on a napkin (I refrained from wiping my face with this one). I then went to our local mall and listened to conversations at many counters there, all retail varieties from cell phones to makeup. I took more notes.

I went home and put up two test blogs of hot products that people were raving about. I wrote four articles and submitted two to ezinearticles.com and the other two to isnare.com using their article distribution service.

Results: Page one for both products (even manufacturer is lower than me!) and my articles fill up page one and half of page two!
Results: $273.10 with no more effort on my part. I believe that this will continue to grow.

Well, that's all. I talk about this more on my blog. I hope this will help someone to get off their duff and do something to make money!

TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bojangles
    I like reading stuff like this. I'm glad things worked out for you, and you're sharing how you did it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Well done.

      I love seeing posts like this because no matter how many times I tell people it can be really easy to make money as an affiliate, there are always those who think it must be difficult.

      I made almost $8k for under an hours work doing almost the same as you described previously when I was just showing someone how to quickly get started. They didn't believe it could be so easy until we logged in a week later to see what results had happened.

      Thanks for sharing your story, hopefully more Warriors will get the message.

      Andy
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Well done.

        I love seeing posts like this because no matter how many times I tell people it can be really easy to make money as an affiliate, there are always those who think it must be difficult.

        I made almost $8k for under an hours work doing almost the same as you described previously when I was just showing someone how to quickly get started. They didn't believe it could be so easy until we logged in a week later to see what results had happened.

        Thanks for sharing your story, hopefully more Warriors will get the message.

        Andy
        you should do mentoring!
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      • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Well done.

        I love seeing posts like this because no matter how many times I tell people it can be really easy to make money as an affiliate, there are always those who think it must be difficult.

        I made almost $8k for under an hours work doing almost the same as you described previously when I was just showing someone how to quickly get started. They didn't believe it could be so easy until we logged in a week later to see what results had happened.

        Thanks for sharing your story, hopefully more Warriors will get the message.

        Andy
        Wow, $8K is really impressive. Perhaps you can show me how to "quickly get started" in THAT way []

        TomG.
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        • Tommy,

          That is a terrific illustration of great market research!

          Listen to what people are talking about, particularly anything they talk passionately about. "Traditional" market research says find out where your customers are and listen to what they say - their needs, wants, complaints.

          This is similar, but in reverse. Rather than starting out with a product and looking for people talking about something similar, simply find any group talking passionately about something, then find a product that fits!

          Mark
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          • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
            Originally Posted by internetmarketer99 View Post

            Tommy,

            That is a terrific illustration of great market research!

            Listen to what people are talking about, particularly anything they talk passionately about. "Traditional" market research says find out where your customers are and listen to what they say - their needs, wants, complaints.

            This is similar, but in reverse. Rather than starting out with a product and looking for people talking about something similar, simply find any group talking passionately about something, then find a product that fits!

            Mark
            Thanks Mark. I have to say that so many people talk and never listen. If you listen more, you might hear something useful. Also, creating blogs on a hosting account like hostgator has is a real no-brainer. It is cheap and you can try many blogs with no expense but your time.

            TomG.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
              Tom,
              This is the kind of thread that really gets me excited!

              For one, you did something different...most people just do the same thing over and over again, getting the same piddly results.

              I once heard a man talk about how a simple conversation with his teenager daughter made him thousands of dollars. (I can't remember the exact figure or I would post it...someone else may have seen him speak and can remember the amount)

              He spent some quality time with his daughter and all she wanted to talk about was this pair of expensive jeans that she wanted to buy.

              The father missed the message the first time.

              Later, while talking to his daughter again, he noticed that she was still wanting this certain pair of jeans.

              "Everybody at school has a pair or wants a pair", she said.

              He got the message.

              "Everybody..."

              So he went home and found out it was a publicly traded company and he bought a bunch of the cheaply priced stock.

              Within 6 months or so, the company had a breakout and the father was a MUCH richer man.

              He ended that story with these simple words.

              "I bought her a pair of jeans."


              Tom...thanks for sharing this story.

              In the middle of a world filled with 1's and 0's...its always fun to read about "organic marketing"

              -Jack
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      • Profile picture of the author bookiebuster
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Well done.

        I love seeing posts like this because no matter how many times I tell people it can be really easy to make money as an affiliate, there are always those who think it must be difficult.

        I made almost $8k for under an hours work doing almost the same as you described previously when I was just showing someone how to quickly get started. They didn't believe it could be so easy until we logged in a week later to see what results had happened.

        Thanks for sharing your story, hopefully more Warriors will get the message.

        Andy
        Very nice I would like to know more on this.
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        • Profile picture of the author jamespaul
          Well done! Nice post.
          Keep it up.
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          • Profile picture of the author SexySarah19
            nice earnings tommy, i too am building up quite a few niche blogs that are performing really well. im only 19 and plan to really expand my blog network soon and try help pay for my college fees

            sarah
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    thanks for sharing..
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  • Profile picture of the author goralka26
    Wow, Great job! Keep up the good work.
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    Nice wok!!
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  • Profile picture of the author deslongs
    Hi Tommy...

    How is you blog doing now? could you share what you've learned?

    Sylvain
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  • Profile picture of the author Chiayee
    Hey TomG:

    Good tip!

    The technique has my highest recommendation, as I personally made money with it too though I have different ways to identify "hot products" in specific niche.

    Here's how: I usually hit the forums in my niche, and take notes of the products/brand names people are discussing. Then, I will join related affiliate programs and start promoting the products.

    In addition, you can find the hot products from eBay Pulse and Amazon best sellers in respective categories.

    Also, if you want to make more $ doing less work, promote products with high commissions


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  • Profile picture of the author Angela Neo
    Hi Tommy,

    How do you do your keyword research for this technique? Also, how many/often do you post to the blog? I love reading threads like this cuz it is really encouraging.
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  • Profile picture of the author dpelliott
    Well done mate keep up the good worl!
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  • Profile picture of the author meisters
    Another way to research your niche marketing via offline.

    Thanks Tommy for sharing your tips to newbie marketer like me.

    I'll wait another make money online tips from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author toxic321
    its very good keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Shakul
    I guess, you are selling physical products?
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    • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
      Originally Posted by Shakul View Post

      I guess, you are selling physical products?
      Are you selling physical products, Tommy?
      Since you mentioned CJ.
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  • Profile picture of the author Habitat
    Good post I need to get more niche site out.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Thanks for sharing, glad to hear that success story.
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  • Profile picture of the author changeyourwealth
    I think I'm gonna get that ebook, I want to get good at niche marketing
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