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Hi Warriors,

This is weird, and I'm ecstatic. I plunged into affiliate marketing in January this year. I created 6-7 websites. Some ranked well on Google, but I saw no results. Around April-May time, I stopped bothering, and was disappointed about not getting results, as I has put in a lot of effort.

But something incredible happened today. While I was watching football, my brother comes in and tells me Ive got some couriers lying on the table since a month by some "Click Bank". I almost did a somersalt. It was unbelievable.

I had got two cheques, of $138 and $99 respectively. This was the moment I had always dreamt of, but had completely given up on it. Checked back on Clickbank, and saw that the site that made money was the only one which wasn't a one page site, and the one that had taken the maximum efforts. I have made around 14 sales including upsells. There's still some amount unpaid. I don;t know how they payment system works.

But it all did not end there. I had a 2500 global monthly search term mini-site ranking first on Google too, of which I had lost any hope of ever making a sale. This was an Amazon Associate site. So I decided to check the report at Amazon, just in case. And BOOM! "Avertising Fee: $158". I couldn't believe it. Though still haven't got any checks from Amazon, and in payment history, it just shows unpaid balance as $72. Any reasons for this?

I can't believe I had these checks lying right next to me for the last 1-2 months and never bothered to look at them thinking they are some boring couriers. And I fear I haven't tore the Amazon check without noticing.

But it's a great feeling that my effort paid off. I know it's a small amount, but still feels great. I know much more about digital marketing now than I did then, so I like what I'm in for. Though my model has shifted to something which is more value providing and more under my control. But seeing these results has motivated me to try affiliate marketing once more, and this time I will create only a single website and dig deep, because I know exaaxctly what to do.

So if you're a beginner and wondering if all this works, you've got your answer.

A big thanks to all the warriors who helped me too. I'm accessing this forum after half a year because I had completely lost faith in this all ever making real money. I'll be here more often now . Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Congratulations, that sounds like a wonderful surprise!

    I hope you're motivated to add more content and reach new levels of success.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Kush Sharma View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    This is weird, and I'm ecstatic. I plunged into affiliate marketing in January this year. I created 6-7 websites. Some ranked well on Google, but I saw no results. Around April-May time, I stopped bothering, and was disappointed about not getting results, as I has put in a lot of effort.

    But something incredible happened today. While I was watching football, my brother comes in and tells me Ive got some couriers lying on the table since a month by some "Click Bank". I almost did a somersalt. It was unbelievable.

    I had got two cheques, of $138 and $99 respectively. This was the moment I had always dreamt of, but had completely given up on it. Checked back on Clickbank, and saw that the site that made money was the only one which wasn't a one page site, and the one that had taken the maximum efforts. I have made around 14 sales including upsells. There's still some amount unpaid. I don;t know how they payment system works.

    But it all did not end there. I had a 2500 global monthly search term mini-site ranking first on Google too, of which I had lost any hope of ever making a sale. This was an Amazon Associate site. So I decided to check the report at Amazon, just in case. And BOOM! "Avertising Fee: $158". I couldn't believe it. Though still haven't got any checks from Amazon, and in payment history, it just shows unpaid balance as $72. Any reasons for this?

    I can't believe I had these checks lying right next to me for the last 1-2 months and never bothered to look at them thinking they are some boring couriers. And I fear I haven't tore the Amazon check without noticing.

    But it's a great feeling that my effort paid off. I know it's a small amount, but still feels great. I know much more about digital marketing now than I did then, so I like what I'm in for. Though my model has shifted to something which is more value providing and more under my control. But seeing these results has motivated me to try affiliate marketing once more, and this time I will create only a single website and dig deep, because I know exaaxctly what to do.

    So if you're a beginner and wondering if all this works, you've got your answer.

    A big thanks to all the warriors who helped me too. I'm accessing this forum after half a year because I had completely lost faith in this all ever making real money. I'll be here more often now . Cheers.
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Now that you know what's possible and have seen some success, it will become quite addictive.

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  • Profile picture of the author MartynM
    Great news Kush. Just shows we have to be patient, which is a quality most of us lack in this cut and thrust success now, world we live in! Good luck, you have inspired me to crack on as well
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Maybe the unpaid earnings from amazon was a result of people returning orders tht they bought. You wouldnt have torn your amazon chequ up as you need a min of $100
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Maybe the unpaid earnings from amazon was a result of people returning orders tht they bought. You wouldnt have torn your amazon chequ up as you need a min of $100
      Oh yeah that's right. Should have guessed that. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author theweekendguy
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    Congratulations, Hope you do well in future as well
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Always love to hear these stories. I still remember my first check from Google, for around $100 or so. But my second one was for more than $1,000. But like a dumb shit, I sold that site and never ranked another one after that. But I shall do it again.
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    • Profile picture of the author NeshSab
      Wow congratulations on your earnings! You literally got cheques in the mail like in the movie "The Secret".
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  • Profile picture of the author simobens
    Good Job ; I Still Remember my first 100$ From Adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author TerryX
    Grats! I bet that was a nice surprise. I hope you scale it up for yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author zombiehunter
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    Definitely inspirational. I came here today to tell others I made money from my Amazon sites. I didn't do the work like you did Kush but I got them done for me. So it feels even sweeter. I am really really happy for you and for me. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author biggerk9
    Congratulations, that sounds like a surprise!!!
    it really inspires me and i belive I'll got my answer soon.
    Hope you will go ahead and get more success in future.
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  • Profile picture of the author GaurabBorah
    Congratulations Kush,

    That's exactly the same thing that happened to me 2 years back. And I never looked back again. Recently, few weeks back I left my job to pursue IM full time. As I was already making multiple times of what I was making there.

    So, you can do it... keep yourself motivated and determined
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  • Profile picture of the author Hannah Gardner
    That is nice! :-)
    I think this type of posting makes people hopeful that IM really works if you put enough efforts together and if you are willing to read more in order to improve and get successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Congrats! Kush for your success. I was also happy when I was get my first success in affiliate marketing 3 years! ago and received $50 from shareasale and I now I will get $500 to $600 Per Month from shareasale. Now I have also manage my two websites and Happy with the earnings. So, Also be Positive.
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  • Profile picture of the author seriousmny
    Nothing like a paycheck to make all your efforts seem worth it. Keep working hard and doing some work everyday towards your sites. There is no magic overnight pill. Hard work, consistency, and keeping your nose to the grindstone is how you will succeed.

    Congratulations on your cash. You did it once, now you know you can do it over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author esuresh
    Congrats man. Inspiring and motivating one. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    I know that feeling. It's absolutely awesome to FINALLY nail it, isn't it? Now just keep going and aim high!

    Cheers,

    Jan
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