I just came back from a fantastic trip to NYC and Hawaii with my family (wife + 3 kids). Being from Norway it is a quite long journey and I had never been in the US before.

It was a great experience! We spent the first 5 days in hectic New York City with a hotel room next to Times Square. It was cold, but we Norwegians are accustomed to that. Then we caught the plane to the Hawaiian island Oahu for the next couple of weeks. I love Hawaii and will definitely come back.

Here is me and my family ready for the Diamond Head hike:

I have to admit I didn't work a minute with my affiliate marketing efforts these three weeks...

But every evening I logged into my Amazon Associates account and checked my Google Analytics data.

It was so cool to see that even if I didn't work, I still made sales and people still stopped by every day on my site! This is really what I want to do for a living, and it was a small taste of my possible future.

I bet many of you have had the same experience.

On top of that: When we came home to Norway, this envelope waited for me in the mailbox:

A new check from Amazon with $2543! Weeeeeee. This is my second check from them. Maybe you read my last blog post too about how happy I was when I got my first $1000 check. :)

I don't write this to brag, but I hope it can inspire others.

Take care,

Andreas

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Stanjazz Premium
Great post Andreas, and it has inspired me to work harder. I have been on to your websites and they are amazing. You must have worked hard over the time you have been here. Well done
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StPaul Premium
Yes really inspired thanks a lot
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Hi Andreas, glad to be in your network. Thank you for the follow and I followed you back. Inspiring story on your profile. Hope I can follow your step. Cheers!!
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SamiWilliams Premium
Yes, this inspires!
Sami
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bzjuly Premium
So excited for you and really hoping this will be me ASAP ;) Great job! Keep it up!
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VanessaN Premium
Loving it Andreas!
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TommyK Premium
Well done Andreas, keep up the good work.
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Dinh Premium
Congrats! What a nice feeling to get that check.
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roamy Premium
So happy for you,vacation and money waiting when you get back, what more could you ask for?
Congratulations
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gentak Premium
Inspiring :)...congratulations...I'll be following you.
Best wishes!
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dickw Premium
Not a bad way to make a living. Nice job!
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samu64 Premium
Hi Andreas, congratulation, hope more does get to you.
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Chris Lee Premium
Awesome ! Congratulations buddy! :)
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DomW Premium
Looks like the December sales boost came in nicely!
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laurenjean Premium
Wow!!! Congrats!!! Thats awesome!! Is that from the sale of a lot of small ticket items or a few sales of big ticket items?
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sgelhar Premium
Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!
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kasotty Premium
That's great news, good for you buddy!!! I remember your previous blog post! That's amazing and thanks for sharing!!!
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Jenna7 Premium
That is so terrific! Congratulations on all you did to achieve that. Very inspiring. :)
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johnhevans Premium
I'm inspired. Can't wait until my first $1,000 check. Good to know this system works even while your on a nice long beatiful vacation.
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Jim-Bo Premium
in fact i would consider walking right out the door, heading back to hawaii for another 3 weeks then go back home to collect your next check. hehe
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Defiant6 Premium
I love seeing posts about this! It shows exactly what is possible when we push ahead, post content regularly and never give up. That is amazing to see you got a check for that much and I one day want to reach that goal. I started making revenue for the very first time just a couple of weeks ago from Google AdSense. While it isn't much, it shows that what I am doing is now starting to slowly pay off. Look forward to seeing more success stories from you! :)
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edtay78 Premium
Great Inspiration! Thanks for sharing Andreas!
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Jim-Bo Premium
inspired we are
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slm75006 Premium
Wow, Andreas! Congratulations! It must feel so amazing! What a wonderful surprise to discover after your vacation with your family. I'm so happy you shared your experience with us. It truly does inspire me! :) This is also what I want to do for a living: achieve passive income while making a positive contribution to this world and living a fulfilled life. All the best to you!
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GoBodhi Premium
Very cool! Thank you for posting...that is very inspiring!
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MatteoMeli Premium
That is great Andreas, Congrats! :)
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KatieMac Premium
That is wonderful congratulations a very nice surprise, glad you and your family had a lovely time
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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks for sharing Andreas. It's great to hear about WA success stories! Congratulations.

Debby
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Pios2012 Premium
Terrific. Congrats.
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Worthgirl101 Premium
That is awesome! Congrats
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TechniSmart Premium
Awesome and inspired

See you @ the Top!

Michael
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Prolife Premium
Welcome back and congratulations.
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BarbJaeb Premium
amazing!
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MikeSw16 Premium
Wow! That's Fantastic :-) Just the inspiration I needed, Thanks
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abe17 Premium
Congratulations Andreas,
its inspiration for me and nice to come home to :-)
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NEH Premium
woohooo... very nice! Pleased you had a great trip too :)
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SZev Premium
Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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Congratulations!
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GinaGo Premium
What an incredible vacation. I am sure you have tons of amazing photographs. You have a beautiful family. Congrats on your success! ~Gina
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StuartI Premium
Congratulations! That's fantastic!
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cc000001 Premium
Wow, great work Andreas. I've only just signed up and completed all 10 lessons from course 1. I'm debating whether I should go premium and was looking into what others were saying/achieving.

I think I need to read through your blogs properly but this is certainly encouraging and making me think maybe I do need to go premium!
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Kav Premium
Wow! Thanks for sharing that.
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Sui_generis Premium
That Diamond Head hike was so nice!!!! I enjoyed Oahu AND Maui. There's so much to see you really need a couple trips.

What a fantastic surprise when you got home too!!!!

Life is good! :-)
~Debbi
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JeffL61 Premium
Congrats to you Andreas! I hope one day to receive a check from Amazon in that amount! Because of you I'll keep working to reach that goal!
Jeff
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Harrietta Premium
Well done and thanks for the inspiration.
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tanya5487 Premium
Wow that isjust amazing ! Can you give me a review on my website plz, i have no traffic at all yet
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kumar1992 Premium
You are really doing an awesome job mate
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starita70 Premium
Sooo happy for you keep up the good work this is great motivation for us here in WA. Thank you!
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Sabusan Premium
Dude, nice job. Keep doing what you do.
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ESmall2017 Premium
That's great, and no you are not bragging, you just let me know that with a little or maybe even a lot of effort anything is possible...
I'm glad your first trip to the good-ol US of A was for an awesome family vacation...

Thanks for posting
GE
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MoritzS Premium
Awesome!
I'm still waiting for my first check from Amazon. ;)
How many daily clicks/sales do you have and how much total traffic, if I may ask?
Just to get an idea how much is needed to start getting more sales.
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TamaraP Premium
Wow, congratulations. That is awesome. Nice pic of your family :-)
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Debs3 Premium
Nice. Thanks for sharing!
:)
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olivingstone Premium
Fantastic!!! Well done you and you have a lovely family. So happy for you. Olive
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Buddle Premium
Whoohoo, Andrea. So happy for you.
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mergie1 Premium
Thanks for that bit of inspiration. These things keep us all going.
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FIVEbusiness Premium
What has to be done...?? Dream it.... Make it possible.... Help the community. Tks
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TheOldSilly Premium
Well said!
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Congratulations! That's my dream
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preciousns Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this. It is so inspiring to read stories like this. I look forward to the day I write a blog like this on WA. Keep up the good work!!!
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JudeP Premium
Wow! Well done :)
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That's great! Congrats!
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TheAnswerGal Premium
That is so awesome!

Linda
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Rosdy Premium
Wow.. Awesome commission there
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Ericabried Premium
Wow, you are doing really well!
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Mac01 Premium
Whoa, you must be stoked man! Well done Andreas. :)
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