I have sold products and services for tens of millions of dollars, and made around $6 million in profit from my online businesses over the last 9 years, (and even more than that since I started 12 years ago).
Of the $6 million I estimate that roughly $3,7 million has come from affiliate marketing.
Very little, (as in probably less than $100k), has come from selling information products or advice on "how to make money online", and I have never sold my own product in this niche.
So if someone told you that if you want to make money online, you have to be in the MMO niche, it was probably because that's what they were doing!
But this post is not about how I did it...it's about:
Encouraging you not to give up and to continue believing in yourself, and that your dream is possible!
There are negative people in the world. You will meet a few of them here on the forum, and many more in other parts life.
If you want to succeed you must learn to put the negative influences aside, and truly believe in yourself, and that what you are trying to achieve is possible.
I have made a video for those of you who are struggling with people around you, who keep telling you that all this "make money online" stuff is just a childish dream, and that you should go out and get a real job! (Oh noo, I could never cope..imagine not being able to sleep until mid-day, and having someone tell me what to do!! :p)
It’s just a short video that I recorded in my little garden office. Although the video is short, it was heavy work and took me two days to organize with the bank!
I hope it will encourage you not to give up on your dream, and to believe that you can also make money online!
I am no different than you, and if I can do it...you can do it!
Ok "feel good" time is over, now get to work!
There are many different ways to make money online, and I am by no means suggesting that affiliate marketing and the way I have done things is the only way.
All I can do is share the formula that has worked well for me.
Here is my simple formula:
High value offer + website design & copy that converts + targeted traffic = LOT’S OF CASH!
1. Focus on high paying quality affiliate offers that really provide value to your visitors.
2. Build a website that offers GREAT information that the buyer can't get by going directly to the vendor.
3. Get targeted traffic.
4. Continue to work on your conversion rate.
5. Set-up a good AR series and build a list.
6. Don't ignore the details.
7. Promote quality products and services from reliable vendors that will make your customers happy, and you a lot of money.
It really is as simple as that.
My original 100th post was a lot longer and went into detail how I make money, but apparently it broke one of the WF rules. So I will try to break up my message of how I do things into smaller pieces and try to make sure I don't overstep any of the boundaries or rules that keep this forum the awesome place that it is!