After 6 years, I have finally received my first Amazon cheque!

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After trying for 6 years, I have finally received my first cheque from Amazon. Right now, I am so overcome with emotion that I could collapse at any moment. But before I do, I would like to thank the following

- My hamster, for allowing me to use her as my massage ball and hand warmer.
- KFC, for providing me with breafkast and a workplace for many mornings.
- Starbucks, for allowing me to keep awake and also for working there.
- McDonald's and Burger King, so I can have lunch and midnight snack.
- Lenovo, for making my X301 laptop
- PCCW, for providing my with my mobile broadband connection
- Hutchitson, for providing my home Internet access and local Wifi access
- CLP, my electricity supplier, who makes it possible to run my computer.
- CNN and BBC, for allowing me to keep up with the news and outside world.
- My RC helicopters, so I have a hobby to take my mind off things from time to time.
- My bicycle, so that I can keep in shape from time to time.
- Honda, for making my car so I can fly my RC helicopters and take me to the bicycle lanes where I can ride my bicycle.
- ESSO, for providing petrol to my car
- The management of my appartment, for taking care of my appartment building.
- The schools where my daughters go to, for taking them of my hands during the day.
- My nanny, for taking care of my daughters at home.
- My wife, for looking after everything else.
- And of course to all of you at the Warrior Forum.

I never thought I would see this day! I am just so overcome at the moment that I have started hearing voices and seeing things in my head. I better go now before I faint!
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  • Profile picture of the author jwenberg
    Hahaha, congrats! The first sale is always the best! Enjoy it, and remember it when things aren't going as well as you think they should be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sayed
    LOL...
    Congratulations! 6 years and you never gave up?!!!
    You need a big celebration here
    btw, you need to thank me as I'm the first to congratulate you ))
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Well done!

      It took me 2 years to earn anything online. It's taken you six but you never gave up.. With that sort of refusal to give up I can only assume and hope you now realise the formula that made that sale, ramp it up and keep going.

      I'm extremely pleased for you and wish you all the best.
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      • Profile picture of the author ECMartin
        Congrats, it also took me a long time to make my first sale online too.

        From now on, each further sale should be easier
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by Sayed View Post

      LOL...
      Congratulations! 6 years and you never gave up?!!!))
      REAL important point there

      Reminds me of an old commercial, perhaps someone remembers the football players name

      "Do you know blah blah was tackled more times than anyone else in NFL history?""

      "Because just he kept getting back up"

      Congrads again

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    6 years?? WOW

    It took me a about 2 years before I saw any money but dang good job staying at it. I hope you best of luck and wish you make receive many checks like that soon.

    Edit: LOL this is epic

    My hamster, for allowing me to use her as my massage ball and hand warmer.
    I think i need to get me a hamster
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Derek - I assume you are placing that check in an appropriate frame to hang on your office wall?

      I think it's great you have reached such heights of success and haven't forgotten to thank the little guys who helped you along the way

      Set a new goal - try to get your second Amazon check in 5 years!

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  • Profile picture of the author douglasltc
    I like your never die spirit!!! I am a newbie and I hope to never give up like you.
    Congrats and aim for your next target!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mediasurgeons
    6 years? That is a long slog sir. Hope the Amazon cheque is 6 years worth of hard work
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  • Profile picture of the author Az Ozegbe
    6 year? WOW!

    I must say kudos to you for your undaunting resilience.
    More strength to your elbows and I wish more success
    stories.

    Congrats!!
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    • Profile picture of the author gibsonfan57
      Congrats! some of your thank yous made me lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author DominiquePrentiss
    You are living proof that persistence is the key.
    Congratulations to you and I hope you see bigger
    checks in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivcan
    Congratulations! Good for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author basstrackerboats
    6 years? You have strong character to keep at it for that long without earning.
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    Enjoy it buddy. You've earned it! Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    How much was your first check, $10,000,000 plus interest?


    Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

    After trying for 6 years, I have finally received my first cheque from Amazon. Right now, I am so overcome with emotion that I could collapse at any moment. But before I do, I would like to thank the following

    - My hamster, for allowing me to use her as my massage ball and hand warmer.
    - KFC, for providing me with breafkast and a workplace for many mornings.
    - Starbucks, for allowing me to keep awake and also for working there.
    - McDonald's and Burger King, so I can have lunch and midnight snack.
    - Lenovo, for making my X301 laptop
    - PCCW, for providing my with my mobile broadband connection
    - Hutchitson, for providing my home Internet access and local Wifi access
    - CLP, my electricity supplier, who makes it possible to run my computer.
    - CNN and BBC, for allowing me to keep up with the news and outside world.
    - My RC helicopters, so I have a hobby to take my mind off things from time to time.
    - My bicycle, so that I can keep in shape from time to time.
    - Honda, for making my car so I can fly my RC helicopters and take me to the bicycle lanes where I can ride my bicycle.
    - ESSO, for providing petrol to my car
    - The management of my appartment, for taking care of my appartment building.
    - The schools where my daughters go to, for taking them of my hands during the day.
    - My nanny, for taking care of my daughters at home.
    - My wife, for looking after everything else.
    - And of course to all of you at the Warrior Forum.

    I never thought I would see this day! I am just so overcome at the moment that I have started hearing voices and seeing things in my head. I better go now before I faint!
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    • Profile picture of the author Duckets
      Just wanted to say congratulations!! Way to stick with it...funny and inspiring--nice combo.
      Happy Holidays Everyone,

      David
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  • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
    Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

    - My hamster, for allowing me to use her as my massage ball and hand warmer.
    Can you create a WSO selling these? I'll buy one..
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  • Profile picture of the author FatterMike
    6 years is a long waiting, glad I won't have to wait that long to get my first sale because I'm not as patience as you are, congratulation and try to speed up a bit now

    Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

    My hamster, for allowing me to use her as my massage ball and hand warmer.
    think it's kinda kinky
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  • You rock man!

    Keep on rockin!
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    Wow you are a very patient person! Let's hope it doesn't take that long for your second check.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny G
      WOW, haha funny and congratz!
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  • Profile picture of the author noon
    woooow waiting for 6 years you deserve it then

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Congrats Derek - I just received my first Amazon check last week too
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words. Judging by the fact that I have only earned $4 so far this month, it could be another 6 years before I receive another cheque! I am grateful that I don't have to rely on it or else I would be in serious trouble since I have been working fulltime online for 5 years.

    More seriously though, it was a concerted attempt to make money with Amazon. I had a dormant account that I didn't know what to do with it. I heard stories about the low commssion rates and also low success rates. Then I read this thread on the WK concerning Amazon and decided to have a real try. I was particularly interested in trying out API as my affiliate sites were mainly based on datafeeds.

    I bought a API script called "Affiliate Bang" for $77 and installed it on 10 sites in June. Most of the money was earned in August when I earnt $152 then but dropped off quickly. I suspect that I was calling too many products with the installed scripts so that tens of thousands of pages were suddenly detected by the spam filters of Google. It is possible those domains had been penalized and I am not sure whether I will install this script on additional sites. So it was a pretty disspointing result considering the tiime I spent on research. But anyway, this is how business goes and I will just have to try some other methods.

    Derek
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    • Profile picture of the author Spot the Ball
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words. Judging by the fact that I have only earned $4 so far this month, it could be another 6 years before I receive another cheque! I am grateful that I don't have to rely on it or else I would be in serious trouble since I have been working fulltime online for 5 years.

      More seriously though, it was a concerted attempt to make money with Amazon. I had a dormant account that I didn't know what to do with it. I heard stories about the low commssion rates and also low success rates. Then I read this thread on the WK concerning Amazon and decided to have a real try. I was particularly interested in trying out API as my affiliate sites were mainly based on datafeeds.

      I bought a API script called "Affiliate Bang" for $77 and installed it on 10 sites in June. Most of the money was earned in August when I earnt $152 then but dropped off quickly. I suspect that I was calling too many products with the installed scripts so that tens of thousands of pages were suddenly detected by the spam filters of Google. It is possible those domains had been penalized and I am not sure whether I will install this script on additional sites. So it was a pretty disspointing result considering the tiime I spent on research. But anyway, this is how business goes and I will just have to try some other methods.

      Derek
      My experience has been that producing your own reviews and additional content to start a site keeps you in googles good books, then I will add around 30% of copy and pasted reviews from amazon, no script.

      Keep that kind of balance, 70% original and 30% copied, works for me anyway and I get good rankings like this.

      It just takes longer to get started because you are doing most of the work yourself but once you reach a few hundred in profits it becomes easy to start on the next site by outsourcing using your profits, then its just like a snowball if you re-invest profits to grow your niches fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words. Judging by the fact that I have only earned $4 so far this month, it could be another 6 years before I receive another cheque! I am grateful that I don't have to rely on it or else I would be in serious trouble since I have been working fulltime online for 5 years.

      More seriously though, it was a concerted attempt to make money with Amazon. I had a dormant account that I didn't know what to do with it. I heard stories about the low commssion rates and also low success rates. Then I read this thread on the WK concerning Amazon and decided to have a real try. I was particularly interested in trying out API as my affiliate sites were mainly based on datafeeds.

      I bought a API script called "Affiliate Bang" for $77 and installed it on 10 sites in June. Most of the money was earned in August when I earnt $152 then but dropped off quickly. I suspect that I was calling too many products with the installed scripts so that tens of thousands of pages were suddenly detected by the spam filters of Google. It is possible those domains had been penalized and I am not sure whether I will install this script on additional sites. So it was a pretty disspointing result considering the tiime I spent on research. But anyway, this is how business goes and I will just have to try some other methods.

      Derek
      Hmm LOL, Well at least you got something from that even if it was 6 years. Also it isn't that bad considering you barely put any effort into it. Basically 1k on auto pilot? Now time to wait another 5? LOL

      Anyways Congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author Napoleon Solo
    Congratulations, I'm impressed with your perseverance. I'm sure the next cheque will be arriving much sooner. Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
    Wow that's perseverance!

    I've been dedicating my time to Amazon review sites recently and I have to say that since ditching the Amazon auto-blogs and spending my time writing actual reviews that add value for the reader I've tripled my commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author tee_emm
    6 years!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
    Oh man ... this is one of the funniest posts I've seen in a long time! haha Oh yeah, and Congrats!
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    • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
      Congrats, the first thing that came to my mind is that you had to be Santa! or just somebody living on the north pole! Picturing you requesting a cheque 6 years go and now receiving it. Must be some place where those postal planes do not come very often! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    Wow 6 years, talk about patience
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    That is a good news! Congratulations! Keep up the good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred23
    Congrats! Hope the cheque is not post dated
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