It Can Take Awhile To Make Money - But It Does Happen - My Income Climb

Last Update: September 08, 2016

I just wanted to share my income climb. It has been a slow but steady process of getting better at writing, figuring out what works and not giving up. I have been at WA for almost 2 years and I don't think I will ever leave! I love it here :)

I remember when I first started, I searched for proof that people actually made money on here, and the more time I spent here, the more proof I saw. Many people where making money as WA affiliates, but there were others making money in different niches as well.

I make most of my money as an Amazon affiliate. I didn't start out that way, and my income growth was verrrrry slow. Once I changed my links to Amazon, my sales started to go up and up and up. I still promote other programs, but the majority of the money I make comes from Amazon.

This is my income growth for Amazon from the year 2015:

This is my income for the year 2016 so far:

I am hoping that it just keeps GROWING! I want to make $6000 in one month!!!

Anyways, just wanted to show how possible it is to make decent money at this. And that it does take some time.

All the best,
Andrea

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KatherineN1 Premium
Great,
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CraigW315 Premium
Awesome! Very encouraging.
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vangiemc Premium
Aww. Andrea. You are so right. I have been spending a lot of my time proving to myself that the wa program does work. You are proof! Thanks for sharing. I will buckle down now and start working on my site.
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kmotte Premium
Just awesome. I would like to here more on how you did it(doing it).

I also see that you are using the Thrive products. DO you thing you are getting a positive Return On Investment from your purchase?
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dj-drea Premium
for sure. Thrive Content Builder was an excellent purchase. But don't buy it until you have made enough money with your site. I only spend money that I have made, I don't spend money before I have made money :)
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suea Premium
Thanks for giving me hope when I needed it Andrea. I really appreciate your open and honest blog post. Just the other day my husband more or less admitted that he thinks that I am wasting my time and that this is all just a pipe dream.
To be fair he has been supporting me but I have been online now for over a year and a half trying to figure it all out before I came here to WA. So he has watched me working really hard at my nursing job and then coming home and getting online to write blogs and promote my websites.
Although I have had some small successes they haven't even come close to the money I have lost or invested.
Anyway you gave me real hope again today. So I am going to keep on going!
Thank you
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dj-drea Premium
It is totally possible! Just have to keep working at it.
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suea Premium
Thanks Andrea.
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Surfdude123 Premium
Wow, almost 5000 products sold. Low commission for close to 100,000 in sales. Still great progress!
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roamy Premium
Well done, im sure with more work,you will get better and better
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Journey2014 Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. This was really needed. I know I have to kick it up many notches in order to make revenue, but this is motivation for me. Keep up the great work!
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dj-drea Premium
it really takes dedication!
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RickElm Premium
You are doing awesome Andrea...I really appreciate you sharing your success with us and showing the "proof" :)
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dj-drea Premium
You are welcome :D
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olivingstone Premium
Wow Andrea, we'll done! You have worked so hard and I am delighted for you. You will succeed your goal! Olive
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dj-drea Premium
YAY!
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Marcus1978 Premium
This is awesome and so inspiring for me!

What niche are you in?
Do you have any tips for increasing Amazon earnings?
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dj-drea Premium
I am in the world of organics :D

As for tips, I would say...do comparison posts, make sure you link to review products that are in a lower price range. And if you have the money, get Thrive content builder so you can make professional looking posts.
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rosieM Premium
With all major holidays fast approaching, you should easily hit your goals...awesome job! Thank you for the inspiration....
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dj-drea Premium
I hope so!
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DarleneB Premium
Good for you. People seem to trust Amazon. I've had good success ordering from them & returning things. When you're an affiliate, I like the fact that after so many sales your commission increases to 6%. I usually hit the 6% every month. I just need a lot more sales at 6% :)
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dj-drea Premium
Yes, they can go up to 8 or 9% I think. I used to only link to expensive products and they were with other online shops (small ones). When I started linking to better priced items on Amazon, my sales went way up.
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NWTDennis Premium
Great post Andrea ... thank you for sharing. WA is definitely the place to be ... best darn internet business training platform on the web. And it just keeps getting better and better thanks to K&C's commitment to continuous improvement.

I often comment that success here requires a lot of PPD ... patience, persistence, and determination. I think you have said it even better ... "a slow but steady process of getting better at writing, figuring out what works and not giving up."

Your post is particularly encouraging to me since I recently made the same switch (from niche specific affiliation to Amazon affiliation). I was not happy with my product specific affiliations and the products are so readily available over at Amazon ... often at a better price.

It has required a lot of rework to my site and I continue the process of improved writing and figuring out what works. I will never give up.
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dj-drea Premium
So great to hear :) Yeah, I don't think I will ever give up being an Amazon affiliate. I like to use other affiliate programs as well, and I do see success, but I tell people that the product is not available on Amazon, or it is better to buy elsewhere.
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SZev Premium
Awesome!
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MPollock Premium
Congrats, you will get there.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Congratulations on your great progress! It is encouraging to hear these success stories. Keep up the good work.
Erica
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JudeP Premium
Great progress Andrea, well done :)
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