I recently resubbed and I've decided to drop a bit of inspiration for anyone who might be needing it.
I've been away from WA since last August or so, and some crazy things have happened since then.
What you're going to see/read shouldn't be taken as gloating or bragging, but simply as an example of what's possible (after time) when you follow the training that's been laid out for you here, and also what could happen if you don't.
Oh, something to keep in mind before we jump in: It doesn't really matter what you sell, it matters how you sell it.
When I first joined WA back in 2013, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing and zero idea of what was even possible. I thought making $500 /mo in residual income would be expecting too much, boy was I wrong.
Fast forward 3 years, and here's a screenshot showing my first month earning over $5K using a single site. Anyone who uses Amazon to monetize will probably recognize the graph.
This definitely did not happen over night, it took A LOT of hard work, research, and even failure to achieve. But, whatever the process was, it did eventually happen and that's the point.
Let's go back the beginning and talk about those failures, though, maybe my experiences in what not to do can save someone some wasted time.
I spent a good year and a half spinning my wheels going absolutely nowhere because I simply wasn't implementing WA's training well enough - I thought I could "do things my way" and get away with it, but that was definitely not the case. I started by picking niches where I saw a potential to maybe make some money, instead of something that I was super interested in... First mistake.
On top of thinking I could do things my way (with basically no knowledge of IM), I was working on multiple websites at once while trying to learn at the same time, and hoping to actually go somewhere with them... ha... After being around the industry for a few years now, I've noticed that I'm not the only one to get caught up in the "more sites, more money!!!" fallacy in the beginning. Some people can get away with starting like this, but those people are pretty rare.
In hindsight, everything I had done up to this point was basically wrong. I didn't take the advice which is given here, I only loosely implemented the training, and ultimately wasted lots of time/money in the process.
Hang on now, because this is where things start to get a little more interesting.
SO, I decided to wipe the slate clean and start over again using the very first niche idea I had, one which I was already involved in on a daily basis and really enjoyed - great idea. I also decided that I was only working on this single site while actually taking my time to not only learn everything, but actually implement it correctly as well.
I'm pretty sure that made all the difference, because the first month that site was live, it made a whopping $11, or like 1100% more than my other sites had made (they made nothing). The next month, it made an insane $22 and I was starting to get excited.
Month 3 it made roughly $150 and I almost didn't know what to do. This was when I started to think this whole IM thing might actually be possible.
Month 4 rolled by, and my earnings dropped. I didn't lose hope, though, because this IM thing might still be possible. It's a good thing I didn't, by month 7 my site pulled in $1401 in commissions purely through Amazon with my only traffic coming from search engines. My mind was blown.
2 months later, $2500, and just a few months after that is when it finally broke $5K, which has been the average for a few months now. Still relying purely on organic traffic.
Since then, I've started another site in different niche using the exact same method - the same stuff we're taught here - and it's slowly but surely turning into something profitable as well.
Now, this isn't enough to make anyone rich, not by a long shot. What it is, is proof enough (to me at least) that what is taught here works, but only if you take the time to make sure that everything is done the way it's actually taught.