I Accidentally Made $500
A few days ago, I woke up to a new commission notification in my email inbox.
The notification read: "Congratulations, you just earned $500".
And I think you'll agree, that's a pretty nice notification to wake up to.
But here's the craziest part...
It happened by complete accident.
You see, some months ago I launched a "test" website & on it, I published just a handful of posts. 5 posts to be precise... And one of them was a review.
In the review, I talked about a digital service & the service had an annual plan costing over $2,000. The service also happened to an affiliate program paying 25% commissions.
Naturally, I signed up for the program & added the affiliate links to my review...
But then I'll be completely honest... I got sidetracked & actually forgot about the website.
So for some months, the website has just been sitting completely dormant. I haven't updated it at all & I haven't even logged in to it for over 4 months. I gave it no attention whatsoever.
But even though I wasn't paying attention to it, it turns out the search engines were.
Now, don't get me wrong. It wasn't getting many visitors... But it was getting SOME.
And it turns out that one of them decided to bite the bullet & buy the $2,000 plan... Resulting in me earning a $500 commission all from a "forgotten about" website.
Not too shabby, right?
And that's one of the reasons why I'll never take a website offline. Even if you do not have much content on your site, you simply never know what is going to happen.
For example, I remember seeing a website in ~2014 with just ONE piece of content ranking at position 1 in Google for one of the most lucrative keywords in existence.
Yes, it was an awesome piece of content... But it was still just ONE piece of content.
And I have no doubt that the guy behind the site was earning thousands (potentially tens of thousands) per day from that single piece of content that he had created.
But did he expect it? I have to say, probably not.
So let this be a little lesson for you... If you have taken the time to build a website & add content to it then no matter what happens in your life, just be sure to keep it online.
You can always come back & continue with it at a later date when your situation or circumstance changes, but by keeping it online you'll have given yourself a great advantage.
And even in the time that you're away from your website, you could still stand to start earning these kinds of "surprise" commissions.
So don't ever put your efforts to waste (no matter how big or small).
Just. Keep. Your. Site. Online.
That's the absolute bare minimum that you have to do. I mean, of course, adding content regularly is certainly going to help speed up your results... But sometimes life does get in the way. So if that does ever happen & you can't work on your site, don't ever think that means you should take your site offline or that you should "give up". Your efforts can still pay... And you can always come back & begin working on your website when you're ready.