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Joined June 2016
Back in 2009 I was a long-haul truck driver with nearly $50,000 in debt and $200 in my bank account. For this, and other reasons, I was near rock bottom in life. That's when I discovered affiliate marketing and my life was changed forever. By 2011, I quit my job and was working on my business, Rogers Concepts. I have been earning a solid 6 figure income online since 2011 through a diverse portfolio of web properties. You can check out all of the web properties I currently own here: http://www.rogersconcepts.com.

If you only check out one of my sites, I strongly urge you to check out this one: http://www.affiliatemarketertraining.com. As a "super affiliate" I love teaching others about affiliate marketing as well as giving REALISTIC expectations. I'm a firm believer that affiliate marketing is a business just like any other. Due to the flood of get-rich-quick schemes involved with affiliate marketing, I decided to create a "no B.S." site for newcomers in the affiliate marketing industry. Thus, AffiliateMarketerTraining.com was born.

I absolutely love life and live a very minimalist lifestyle with my dog as we travel across the United States in my 31ft travel trailer. I'm always looking to connect with people so feel free to shoot me a message anytime!
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Question #1: $10,000 per month (goal already exceeded! But that's what I would be content with)
Question #2: $5,000,000 to ensure I never have to work again
Question #3: Full time and then some
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Question #1: $10,000 per month (goal already exceeded! But that's what I would be content with)
Question #2: $5,000,000 to ensure I never have to work again
Question #3: Full time and then some
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mobader Premium
You are in the right place to get your goals.
Keep it up with the good work. Go through lessons and implement them as you go along. We have a very helpful community so any trouble ask for help.
Mohammad
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Kyle Premium
Those are wonderful goals Mike and I can tell you firsthand that these are more than achievable. When I started out I had very similar goals and with some hard work and dedication, I exceeded any goals that I could have ever initially set.

You will get there if you invest some hard work and dedication to this, I don't have any doubt. :)
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HOw long did it take before your started to see the first signs of growth? and are you still putting the same hours as the begging?
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tleflerof5 Premium
I watched one of your videos (not sure which one) but I felt your honestly and your genuineness about you. Then I read your profile that you worked as an OTR driver. I am not a driver but I do work for Swift Transportation and been working as a Driver Manager for the last 6 years now and know of the life style you had and the challenges you were faced with.
I just want to say thanks for leading me to WA and I am looking forward to the journey.
I do have a quick question, I was first looking at AWOL and was absolutely shocked of how much money they are asking for training. Are there other hidden cost within WA after becoming a Premium member?
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Hey, I'm so sorry for the slow response! I have an old friend in town and have been neglecting WA. :(

I worked for Prime, Inc., I'm sure you're familiar with them as well. No offense, but man oh man do I NOT miss my driver manager. He had control over every little aspect of my life. If I screwed up one little thing, I'd suddenly find myself stuck in the northeast for a week straight. Ugh. For the most part he was fair, but having one person control so much of your life was not fun. And don't get me wrong, I KNOW your job isn't easy, either!

There are a couple of "hidden" costs with WA, actually. The first is you'll want to purchase your own domain name. You can get started with a free domain name here, but eventually, you will definitely want to set up your own domain name, which you can buy here at WA. I believe it costs $14 but I'm not totally sure on that.

You can also upgrade the Jaxxy keyword tool to a pro version, however, I actually don't recommend doing that. The free version of Jaxxy (included with your WA membership) is enough to get some research started, but from there you can do plenty of additional keyword research for free.

Other than that, pretty much everything you'll need to run your business and all the training is included.
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tleflerof5 Premium
There are a lot of bad DM's out there for sure. I started working for Swift in a dedicated environment and l liked it. I wanted to expand my knowledge of the transportation industry and decided to take on OTR drivers. THAT was a different world. After 8 months of being a DM for OTR I transferred back to the dedicated side of the business. Being a DM inside a terminal is stressful. They have so many quotas and goals to meet each week for each driver that I was responsible for. They keep track of all the calls you get, how long your on the phone, how many calls missed and crap like that. I didn't like being micro managed like that. Dedicated world is SOOOOO much better.
Anywho... I have a coaching call this morning with AWOL which was the first affiliate program I was looking into and I am going to tell him to hit the road unless he can justify why AWOL is so much better that WA. I think AWOL has a good program but I don't feel warm and fuzzy when I watch and hear that dude talk. They want $15,000 up front and that is not something I have right now. I'm will to take a little longer to get to my goal if I can avoid that kind of up front money.
Thanks again for your kind and honest suggestions. I hope you will get the credit when I sign up for Premium.
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AffTraining Premium
Dude, $15k is insane! I don't know what you committed to on the phone, but please RUN away from that. It's a scam, I'm telling you. You'll never, ever get $15k worth of value from them and I don't care what they guarantee you. You'll never see that $15k again. They haven't even existed more than about a year. Go back to 2016 and look at what their site looked like: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.awolacademy.com/

Will you learn some valuable stuff going through AWOL? Sure, probably, but $15k is robbery. You obviously have to make your own decision, but I encourage you to listen to your gut. If you're not getting the warm and fuzzies, there's a reason for that.

And hey, I even say the same about WA. Sure, I'd like a commission, but WA is not for everyone, so if you don't get the warm and fuzzies here, that's cool, too. Just don't give anyone $15k, please!!
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RCourtney Premium
Just checked out http://www.rogersconcepts.com and I have to say it is impressive. I am doing the same thing with a diversified portfolio. Multiple income streams are the best way to optimize your results. We are going full-time RVing in a few months and this is how we plan to add additional income to our life.

I have created rvsolarupgrades.com to try and focus on RV upgrades. Our YouTube channel is just getting started at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKPq8tMF3Q9eFDG_LerbVA and we are including Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram in our arsenal.

I am also a Roger :-)
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AffTraining Premium
That's awesome! Full-time RVing is amazing, you're going to have an absolute blast. Your site looks great and your YouTube channel is phenomenal! I love that you and your wife are doing that together. The more you make those videos, the better you'll get at them. Definitely keep that up! Full-time RVing is an exploding segment right now, and as someone who has met a lot of full-timers, they tend to do it for many years.

I'm not really full-timing at the moment, but I still have my trailer. I want to pull that sucker out into the middle of nowhere and get a 100% off-grid setup going (drill my own well, have solar, etc.).

Best of luck to you as you start this journey. No doubt your website and YouTube videos will help a LOT of people, and this is a very easy segment to grow a passionate group on social media.

Please reach out anytime! :)
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CCrandol Premium
Hi. Why is more than one website needed? Also, I was reading on Amazon about their Affiliate program and they said you have to have a web site already up and running and they provide the banners etc so I think I am confused about how all this works. I was thinking it was a website that people don't go to, but the place where I would create adds for different products from different companies that I would post for example on Facebook. I also read about different ways to get paid like for example if someone just clicks on your ad -pay per click I think it was called. Can you please clear up my confusion?
Thank you,
Cathy
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Yeah so the Amazon Associates program is mostly for website owners. You could share affiliate links on social media, but the social media companies don't really like it as many people spam using their affiliate links.

PPC is also frowned upon by Amazon and honestly, it would be tough to profit using PPC ads for Amazon products.

The best way to go about this is to create your own website with lots of content that can be picked up by search engines. For example, my site DogFoodInsider.com reviews hundreds of different types of dog food. Within my reviews are affiliate links to Amazon. If someone clicks on my affiliate link, then make a purchase within' 24hrs (no matter what they buy), I get a commission.

What I did was performed "keyword research" (in the training here at WA), wrote a couple hundred articles using those keywords in my articles, in turn, get FREE highly targeted visitors to my website from search engines, and some of them click on my affiliate links then make a purchase. That's how the general flow works.

Does that make sense?
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CCrandol Premium
Well, sorta. I am just going to have do it step by step til the light bulb over my head turns on. :-)
Thanks,
Cathy
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AffTraining Premium
Well, don't get too discouraged because the lightbulb never fully comes on. It's more like a dimmer switch. The bulb gets a little brighter as you learn, but even after doing this for nearly 10 years it still feels like I'm constantly behind and trying to learn what I need. The way you feel is perfectly normal!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Mike, I've just been reading your profile what an absolutely fantastic story, well done to you, you have made it happen!

It sounds like great fun travelling around America with your dog, I'm sure he or she is a great companion! I do not have a dog at the moment but have had the privilege of owning two German shepherds over a period of 25 years, they used to come to work with me, great dogs!

I will check out your websites Mike, it is great that you want to help others. I have been self-employed since 1983 and still have a successful off-line business, but long-term I would like to work online full-time to give me more flexibility, however I do enjoy my off-line business.

Enjoy your weekend.

Roy
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for your kind words, Roy! It has been an absolutely incredible journey, that's for darn sure. Not a moment taken for granted and I just want others to be able to experience the same freedom.

Congratulations on your self-employment success as well! Being self-employed for 35 years is no small feat!

Just followed ya. Keep in touch! :)

Mike
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Roybretton Premium
Good morning Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to reply, I do appreciate it.

Thank you for connecting too, I look forward to reading your blog posts and hearing more about your success stories.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Roy
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Chrismac2751 Premium
I made a sale over a week ago and I still have yet to see my commission from it. Ive messaged a bunch of times and you nor carson or training people have yet to respond. I worked my butt off for that commission. I got the 2 credits from the account set up and it shows I made the sale my number to vegas went down but no commission. Is this an issue I need to worry about? Am I going to get the commission? Whats going on and why is no one responding to me? Im honestly concerned wether or not to go any further unless I hear from someone. Please respond
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AffTraining Premium
Just responded to your PM!
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