Made $2843.58 in December! Plus I'm about to receive $4k in affiliate commissions!

Last Update: January 04, 2016

It's really cool to see all of my hard work pay off more and more.

Last month I made nearly $3k in affiliate commissions! It was a very good month! I feel like my site would've made more money, but it is mainly profiting off digital product sales which are a little difficult for people to wrap up and put under the tree.

Also, I'm about to receive $4012.51!

I'm a part of a niche-related affiliate program that pays out every few months. I was expecting a payout of ~$2000, but I was "slightly" off! The screenshot above shows my unpaid commissions.

Scaling things up for a bright 2016:

The past months I've been toying with outsourcing and learning how to get quality writers. There was a lot of tweaking but I ended up systematizing things and now I have 8 writers. It's very cool to be able to afford not having to write anymore.

I've also been learning PPC. I'm currently launching an eBook (DIYMidiController.com) and am promoting the prelaunch with Facebook ads. Of course I did a lot of testing to make sure the topic was something people were actually interested in. The book is taking a while to write since it is a DIY niche and I have a lot of new circuitry skills to learn, but it is coming along. It's really exciting to see how engaging of an audience I'm building up. People on the DIYMidiController Facebook page have asked me to open up preorders which I wasn't expecting. The FB page is getting great engagement and has over 600 likes!

P.S. a really cool tool I recently found is Skitch by Evernote. It's free and lets you take screenshots extremely fast and annotate them. It's a lot better than my old process of taking a normal screenshot and editing it with Photoshop. Plus there are a bunch of arrow tools and such to make annotating easy. The screenshot above is made in Skitch(not an impressive example, but you get the point).

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omr213 Premium
thank you for sharing bro ! realy inspiring!
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VanDean Premium
Very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
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EnjoyWA Premium
Thanks for sharing!!!
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BLanczos Premium
Well said, thanks for the Skitch recommendation!
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mbrooks0217 Premium
This post was very informative/ inspiring. Thank you for even sharing this information.
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JeffAnello Premium
So cool !!! Thanks for the tips about apps and marketing strategies :) Much appreciated !!
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wardchambre Premium
It is great to hear about your success. It sounds like you have worked hard to get there. You have earned it. Thank you for sharing
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MinervaR1 Premium
That's awesome. Makes me want to work harder. Thanks for the inspiration
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Toshmack Premium
Amazing well done :)
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BBR913 Premium
You got the right niche and did your homework! Congrats!! Keeping moving onto bigger things!! Bernie
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sovani Premium
hey what is your blog about?
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IMachi Premium
I've been binge reading your posts haha. Thanks for posting your progress. It keeps me motivated to continue working on my site
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dougbeney Premium
Awesome! Thanks! (Sorry for late response.)
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JessieGutz91 Premium
This is an awesome post! So inspiring. Thanks for the update! Love to see things like this. Congrats
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dougbeney Premium
:D (Sorry for late response!)
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Steve81 Premium
Congtratulations dougbeney. It is always good to read how others reache success. Keep motivated and keep updating your results.
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roguestatus1 Premium
Awesome bro! Your killin it! Great motivation!

Chris
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MatteoMeli Premium
Congrats mate, I love reading through your blogs, Really motivating :)
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ColtonJames Premium
This is exciting Doug, I'm super proud of you man :)

Keep up the grind!!! I too am scaling things up for 2016, it's going to be an amazing year ahead of us!!
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dougbeney Premium
:D
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ConstantinM Premium
Good job! I really appreciate that you share your success with us!
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DrRuthM Premium
This is great to hear. Well done!
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Bonnie1253 Premium
I just joined this but have not upgraded yet; this is very motivating; how long have you been in WA before you got to this point
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dougbeney Premium
A little more than a year. I've seen people get here much faster, and I also have seen people get here much slower.
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Papi Premium
Well done indeed :)
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Komla22 Premium
WOW! I'm INSPIRED! Good Work!
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks Komia! Glad to inspire:)
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lucanunez Premium
I'm very inspired with your post man, awesome!

Did you read Four Hours Work Week by Tim Ferris? you would find tons of tips about outsourcing.

Congratulations!
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dougbeney Premium
That's the first business book I read:D Very good stuff. Now Im hooked on Grant Cardone's books such as Sell or Be Sold, 10x, and If You're Not First Your Last.
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lucanunez Premium
Now I can see what you making such an impressive advance at 17 buddy. I'll check Cardone's stuff since I'm also a reading freak :)
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blubutterfly Premium
Awesome, sounds like you have a lot of movement which is exciting for the new year!! :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
This is excellent!

What affiliate network are you with?
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dougbeney Premium
Amazon and a few other niche-related ones. To be honest, it doesn't really matter what you use. Just don't be afraid to test around with different programs and to scale what is working.
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shermand2268 Premium
Wow, this is fantastic - and so inspiring - thanks for sharing!!!
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DaveSw Premium
Great stuff! Best of luck with your eBook launch!! More and more of the same for 2016!! Dave : )
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tansa Premium
I am jelllly. Thanks for inspiring!
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GwenP Premium
Great report!! Also great to hear about Skitch - will check it out! Blessings,gp
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks!
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NORZ Premium
Wow! Amazing!
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Bethany54 Premium
Ebook sounds complicated, but you're doing amazing. I will check out skitch.
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dougbeney Premium
eBooks are basically longer, more pimped-out blog posts, haha.
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247dan Premium
amazing,keep it up!
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geraldkew Premium
Wow! That's great, congrats!
Cheers!
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks Gerald!
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dstaple1490 Premium
Congrats. Thanks for the tip on Skitch. I will be checking this tool out! Keep it rolling in! Dave.
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dougbeney Premium
No problem! Didn't even know it existed until a couple of days ago.
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ClareG Premium
Fantastic!! Here's to making 2016 an amazing year :)
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dougbeney Premium
Definitely! Thanks!
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ToneFleming Premium
You are an inspiration to everyone man. Glad to see you working hard and having it pay off.
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks MountainGold!
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MartinEander Premium
Amazing job! Really makes me motivated! :)
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks, Martin! Glad to motivate:) Let me know if you ever need any help or advice on your sites!
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BushiAntz Premium
That's awesome, keep it up and make 2016 your year :)
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dougbeney Premium
Damn right Anthony:) Same to you bro!
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TanjaRita Premium
That's amazing! Well done. I hope to see commissions like that one day as well.
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dougbeney Premium
It will happen. Believe me. You just have to keep going when a "sane" person would be ready to give up. There were many times where I thought my niche was completely unprofitable. At the end of the day, any niche is profitable when enough persistence and dedication is put in.
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cycorp Premium
This is really inspirational ans motivating - thanks for sharing! Would you say you are quite 'deep' in your niche or is there still some broadnes to it? I second guess or over-analyze from committing to a niche right down to the correct domain name to use.
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dougbeney Premium
My strategy is to build up authority sites in relatively broad niches. It might take longer to get results, but it's what works for me. For example, instead of creating a toaster website, I would create a kitchen appliance website. It makes it easier to find a ton of keywords as well.
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cycorp Premium
Thanks for the advice! Btw what is the name of the website you created?
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dougbeney Premium
Unfortunately I'm keeping that a secret. It seems like a lot of people tend to copy niches that are doing well. Fairly recently, someone on WA ripped off Jay's Football Helmet website. It's not that I don't trust you, but there might be a random visitor to this page that runs off with the idea.
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cycorp Premium
Wow good point, thanks for another 'tip'.
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ankit1432 Premium
congrats for having this result...
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dougbeney Premium
Thanks ankit! Much appreciated:)
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JudeP Premium
Well done :)
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dougbeney Premium
Thank you, Jude!
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LisB247 Premium
Congratulations. Wishing you even greater success in 2016.

Lis.
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dougbeney Premium
Thank you, Lis! Same to you!
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