How I Earned $9465.05 Thanks To WA Members

Last Update: July 24, 2018

So February is was a tough month for my site and others. There seemed to be less traffic around the week of Valentine's Day and it's just a shorter month. But despite that I was able to earn $9465.05 with my affiliate site. Imagine what a full month would have looked like without the holiday! lol I pieced together a screenshot of my income from the various programs that earn me revenue on my site.


How Did I Do It?

There is no magical secret. I pretty much follow what the training lays out. But if you want more specifics then read my cheat sheet here.

WA Membership Has It's Perks

So a lot of times I see members wondering if it's worth investing in going premium. That's been a resounding yes for me since 2007 when I first joined. Aside from the technology and training, the members are a huge benefit. Essentially you get to rub elbows with successful people you normally wouldn't have access to.

So that said, the $2024.95 and $2128 I earned this month was a result of chatting with two other successful WA members. I make it a habit to look at others sites in my niche to get inspired and borrow ideas. I take it step further and ask questions if they happen to be WA members. I did that recently and it led to an additional $4000 this month and that number will grow every month just because of a few quick private messages.

Now keep in mind that my blog is established and trusted by Google. So it gets tons of traffic. But regardless watching what others were doing, asking a few questions and taking action has led to another source of revenue every month. So regardless of my traffic it would have added more money than I was currently making. It's just compounded because I have a lot of traffic. You can increase your traffic as well by following Jay's 10 Steps here.

Return The Favor

Another thing to note, is that I shared some information about things I was doing that I didn't see these other members were doing to return the favor. Some of this information I shared will help them earn more money as well. I didn't just take their advice without offering something in return. Too often I see people in the gimme mindset but don't provide anything back. It's very selfish and will make people less likely to help you.

I can't tell you how many private messages I've ignored or cut short because the person was rude or all about themselves. Folks have literally contacted me without even saying a simple "hello or hi" and just jump into how I need to help them. WTF?

This community is all about helping each other not just taking. So be mindful of that when chatting with other members.

We all have our businesses to run and tons of things that we're juggling. So respect each other's time when asking for advice or help. I've laid out the best way to approach this here.

Are You Inspired?

Hopefully you are. I've been at this game for many moons. But I always find that hearing about other's success inspires me especially if I'm feeling down. It reminds me if they can do it, so can I. So I need to keep pushing forward until I do. Rather than making excuses why this doesn't work for me.

You have all the resources here to achieve your goals. I've already linked to some content above that you should refer to if you want to achieve similar results in the future. So be sure you review it before you ask, how can I do this too? lol

Shout out to the two members that provided me their simple tips. I would list the two members here but I don't want to blow up their spots and have them flooded with messages. LOL Because they have their own businesses they need to run. But I've provided you the inspiration and some of the resources above to make this happen for you.

I hope this helps. Let's see what happens next month!

Eddy with a y

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Yes Eddy I am inspired and I strongly believe in the power of sharing and helping one another, you guys around here are giving me more more hope and enthousisme to start ! What you are doing by getting inspired from others idea is called in our industrial area a Benchmarking, to apply an already applied process or method or an already tested tool that has shown its efficiency somewhere else can help us saving time and money in consequences. You must be very accurate, proactive but most of all effective and efficient at the same time if others ideas worked for you from first time. I know it is not easy at all to tell if it is the right idea or not. I will be more than happy to tell you about what I really want to do with and out of WA membership and e-business in general. And I will be more than happy to converse with you about e-commerce, e-business and sales in general. So Eddy when you have time please let me know so we can speak about it. Feedbacks are really important for me at this stage as what I aim to do is frightening me because I feel is much bigger than I can carry. Nice to see you around.
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Bald Eagle Premium
Hey Eddy with a Y - I 'm not sure if this is exactly what I needed to hear today or the last thing I needed to hear!
I recently published a big and fairly complex post.
Big because it had 5600 words and complex because it had 3 charts comparing products.
I used a low hanging KW with very little competition convinced that it would rank fast using Jay's 21 minutes to ranking technique.
4 days later and I am disappointed to not see it ranking.
So I am a bit bummed off today as I "just followed the training" and then some.
Oh well we know it can be done ...
But it has been a frustrating day as I have done very little other than to try and work out why it hasn't ranked.
Great post from you - I think it is what I needed to hear. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Well the following should put into perspective how you need to view your posts that you have written and when you can expect to see results:
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Bald Eagle Premium
Great more reading material. Thanks Mister with a Y
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EddySalomon Premium
Trust me, usually my reading material gives people ah ha moments and helps them make money. lol
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Bald Eagle Premium
Oh I trust you all right.
What I'm not so sure about is if my chosen niche and strategy toward it is ever going to produce the seeds I am planting.
I started back in 2006 and was doing quite nicely with PPC when I got Google slapped and my "farm" was wiped out by a Google tornado - took the wind out of my sails it did and I basically gave up.
But I am back and still convinced this is a great business if I can just get some indication I am on the right track, planting the right crops and tending to them in the right way.

And besides the reading you sent me to I now have two of Jay's videos to watch - the day will be a full one
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EddySalomon Premium
As someone that has recently recovered from a Google SEO slap from a few years back, I can tell you can come back. But it may mean re-evaluating your niche. Changing directions completely. Or making your site what Google wants and not deviating from that. But the one thing you don't want to do is give up. People are still making money in this business and will continue you to. If I stuck with what WA initially taught my site would have never been slapped in the first place. So it's a lesson learned.
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Bald Eagle Premium
Yes I have changed direction completely.
Are you now able to do PPC in your own name?
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EddySalomon Premium
I don't do PPC I focus on SEO.
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Bald Eagle Premium
If I send you a PM will you look at my site and let me know if I am watering my plants correctly please?
I know you get lots of these requests so will understand if you don't have the time.
That aside - I enjoyed chatting to you.
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EddySalomon Premium
Before you pm me, read the following first: Make sure you're applying what I wrote there because that's how I'll judge your site. So you can get a head start on what changes you probably need to make by reading that first.
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HeidiY Premium
Very motivational Eddy, you are where I aspire to be and I know I’m in the right place.

A couple of questions if you don’t mind sharing:
How old is this site?
How many posts?
Is it a niche site or a MMO?

I see you started in 2007, I’m hoping I don’t need to wait more than 10 years! I’m in this for the long haul but I’d like to see a little reward before then lol.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hi,

My site has been around since 2003.
Hundreds of posts.
Make money online is considered a niche site about making money online. And that's what my blog is about. Feel free to visit my blog to see more about it.

Success takes time and you have to be willing to see it through until you do see it regardless of how long. But if you're applying the training you should definitely see some results way before 10 years. lol

Read this:
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Kettei Premium
I looked for the Love This button but I couldn't find it so you'll have to settle for a like. ;-)

I love success stories because they help to inspire me to keep going. Thanks Eddy.

I totally agree with the comment about takers - people that want to take everything they can without reciprocating. I think your words should be a warning to such people - they're easy to spot and nobody feels inclined to help them because of what they are.
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EddySalomon Premium
Lol Phil. Well I'm happy you loved this article.
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ownonlboss Premium
I wouldn't promote the Jay 10 steps from 2015 anymore though, would rather promote Jay's 2017 21 minute to rank in 7 steps video, because it is more up-to-date. I wouldn't bother with some of the steps anymore from the old video nowadays while the new video has been updated with all the important stuff to rank quickly and easy.

Steven
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3dandelions Premium
Hello Eddy,
Thank you for this honest and inspirational post.
All of this, and the links, brilliant!
I had already read (and bookmarked!) your Cheat Sheet and have your additional links open and ready for reviewing.
You, and so many others here, are the cheerleaders to the inner voice that is constantly reminding, "you can do this!"
Much gratitude,
Emily
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EddySalomon Premium
You're so welcome Emily. I'm happy this inspired you. I'm happy you actually read my cheat sheet as well. It will help you with various aspects of your business at different times. And yes you can do this! It will take time but it can happen.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You have put together a masterpiece .
I am tagging this for later use. I am not sure of what or how I am doing everything right now. I am in SWAG right now, so once I am able to put your strategy to better use (be able to have some advice of my own to offer) I will definitely be coming back to this.
Thank you
Best Of Luck In All You Do
Lee Ann
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Lee. I'm glad it inspires you.
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shazzaWA Premium
Just awesome Eddy and you help out many others more than you imagine! A true inspiration to me. It is so true, people have to stop with the "gimme" mindset. I absolutely love helping out my referrals here, anything I have learned that has worked for me, I will pass it on.

Congratulations on all your successes and no doubt more to come. I am determined to meet all you super affiliates one day in Vegas!

Cheers, Sharon
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Sharon. I totally agree with you. I hope to see you in Vegas.
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shazzaWA Premium
You absolutely will Eddy. Not sure which year..lol.. but I will get there!
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EddySalomon Premium
I love your attitude. You will get there.
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JackVang Premium
Hello Eddy...Jack is here, how are you? Thank for share such an inspire achievement with us here at WA. I wrote you once into your early message to me but have not hear from you. Since I have zero experience about online Advertising, where are some of the place that we going about posting our Ad or blog? How much it cost per Ad? Where are some of the place that we can post ad for free? Response is highly appreciate.
Thank,
Jack
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EddySalomon Premium
If you want to get traffic follow the link I mentioned in the article above. Thats how you get tons of free traffic like how I and other successful affiliates here do it. And actually follow the wa training which teaches you everything you need to learn about online marketing.
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JackVang Premium
Thank....Eddy...you are a wonderful coach!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome.
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ValerieJoy Premium
A wonderful post, Eddy. Thank you for sharing your success.
I will read all the information you have provided as I very much need to revive the first website I built. It still earns a little but much less than a few years ago. I'm sure there is a lot I can do but just need some inspiration. I can't let the site go because the niche is about a particular breed of dog, and much loved!

Thanks again, and best wishes for your continued success :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Valerie. Yeah If you already have an established site that has some traffic and made money you can definitely apply the advice in the links I provided to do better. It's just a matter of putting the time to read them and apply them. Trust me it's worth doing that sooner than later.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much, Eddy. I greatly appreciate your response, and will take action to get this site doing at least as well as past years, and maybe more.
Many thanks :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Valerie.
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Bald Eagle Premium
Eddy with a y
How valid is Jay's video in 2018?

I'm thinking that the basis is still valid because WA has always been straight down the line.

Great post by the way and I am one of those that has struggled (really struggled) to grasp AM from day 1 back in 20016 and was about to send you a PM and ask for help.
But as you stated - I should do some research first.

Congrats on your success.
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EddySalomon Premium
Most of the things Jay laid out I've been doing for years so it still works and will work in the future. I don't do everything he says but most of it and it's consistently helped me rank.

So that said make sure you check out the links I listed above because I'm sure you'll quickly see things you haven't been doing that should be applied.
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Bald Eagle Premium
I checked them all out.
I'm basically starting over and have a niche that I actively participate in - I am one of those who cannot, with a clear conscience, promote something I know nothing about or don't believe in.
So now within that niche I need to find out what people are buying and why. And then I have to find affiliate programs to join.
Writing content is, for me, pretty easy.
However in the past I wrote hundreds of articles through Ezine and Street articles all pointing to landing pages but sales were not successful. Lots of click throughs but no sales.
Mmmmm ... ???
Me, the landing page or the product??
This time around I don't want to spend months writing without any success (measured in sales).
But thanks for your posts and for the reply.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. Those hundreds of articles should have been on your own blog not other sites. Using Ezine articles was dead many years ago. It was an effective technique way back in the days. But focusing on content on your site is always a good thing. That will never change.
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Zarina Premium
Sweet!

I am really looking forward to achieving that level of success as you Eddy.

You are a great inspiration to us all and I appreciate you sharing your experience and/or knowledge!

(By the way, Jay's video was valuable as I picked up additional tips I didn't know about).

P.S. I am pretty sure one of the WA members you are referring to was the one who referred me here... his name starts with "S" and his website name starts with "I" ;)
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EddySalomon Premium
You'll do it Zarina. It's just a matter of time. I happy someone finally looked at that link. Jay provides a lot of the secret sauce I use to get traffic to my site.

And you're right about that member. He's one of them. Lol
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Zarina Premium
I am pretty patient, if I haven't given up in 2.5 years, I definitely won't now lol.

My family is still skeptical thought b/c I am not making thousands of dollars yet. My fault though, I didn't treat my website as a business and was "one leg here, one leg there".

The SA challenge does challenge but at the same time it's disciplining and makes me catch up on training I didn't watch in the past.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience, Eddy! It's posts like yours that keep us motivated :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Zarina.
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MozMary Premium
a member I didn't even know PM'd me on xmas day looking for help with something unimportant, I'm not religious but it is a precious day off and I was stunned that anyone would try to soak up my time and attention for their own personal needs on that of all days

- but like you say for the most part it's great and there's a lot of gains from interacting with peeps
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EddySalomon Premium
Yeah I'm always amazed with some of the PM's I get and how people approach me asking for help. Sometimes it's with this entitled attitude like I'm their employee. Or it's just plain rude where they don't even greet me. They just jump into I need to know xyz. Tell me how. There is no thank you or please. So I have little patience for it.

I send those messages into a special folder called the trash or my responses are very quick. LOL
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MozMary Premium
LOL you sum it up perfectly :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Lol
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Eddy for the share, I totally agree with you on the give and take. That is exactly what the WA spirit is about!

Thank you for the guidance and help you gave me when I was a newbie here and I reached out. I didn't have anything to give back to you at that stage though!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Lynne,

You're very welcome. And I'm glad I could help. And I don't mind helping people. I don't really expect something in return all the time. Sometimes a simple please and thank you go a long way. Or share my content or articles with others. There are a lot of ways to give back that anybody can do.
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JerryHuang Premium
Eddy! That is awesome!

I totally agree with you regarding how we should ask for help. I’ve recently learnt from Tony Robbins that one of the secret to ask intelligently is to think about how we can add value to other people first. If we are able to add value to others, they will be more than willing to help you when you ask for it.

Another inspirational quote from Tony, “When you have nothing is when you need to GIVE.”

The more we give, the more we get. I firmly believe in this!

Wish you another fulfilling month ahead Eddy :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Tony Robbins always has some great nuggets of wisdom. So I totally agree with you.
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JerryHuang Premium
Yup! I learnt a lot from him especially during the recent 4-day Unleash The Power Within by Tony in Singapore!!

Love his passion and his energy!
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EddySalomon Premium
That great Jerry.
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Surfdude123 Premium
Eddy, I have a question. I have been revamping my bootcamp site which has got over 300 post on it. But so far only one Premium referral. I have been doing reviews, connecting other blogs to other blogs on my site and the only thing I don't do is paid adverts. The site gets around 100 organic traffic a week. It has been steadily increasing over the last six months but at 2 years and 2 months do you think this is realistic? Is there something I should be doing else than what I am doing? Or is it just the way it is...slow and steady. Thanks for any help. I value your input.
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EddySalomon Premium
That's weird. Did you read my cheat sheet I listed above to ensure you're following all the recommendations I made there. That would be the first thing I would look at. You should be getting way more conversions with that much content assuming you've followed some of the things laid out in my cheat sheet and the traffic link I posted above.
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Jhuber10 Premium
Eddy,
Thanks for this post. I am almost one month in with WA but as I said in another comment, I have hit a variety of walls that I need to knock down. Posts like this get me back on track and motivated to make something happen. Thanks again.
Jack
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Jack. I'm happy it inspires you.
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KatieMac Premium
Inspiring post Eddy gosh you will have seen WA evolve over the years I have still got a long way to go but what else is there to do , I always say WA has been one of my best investments and I have learned so much and continue to do so each day. many thanks have a good weekend
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EddySalomon Premium
I've definitely seen WA evolve over the years. Sometimes when I read people complaining, I think to myself you don't know how lucky you are to have the present day WA. Because it just gets better every year.
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KatieMac Premium
Sadly there will always be those who do not see the value of this opportunity this is me going into yr4 and it is amazing how it is improving each year
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Miqa Premium
Very inspiring Eddy! Thank you for sharing this. I think it all makes so much sense. I always enjoy to read what you write. Now it is up to us all to take action on this and work hard with things that matter to help us build our own succesful businesses.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Marika. It's all about taking the proper action.
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Defiant6 Premium
Eddie, this is more inspirational then you realize and has made me look deep inside myself. You are showing everyone here that you are successful, but you're not doing it in a way that says "Look at me, I'm doing so well and you're not."

You are showing your success here because you want to inspire others that they too can be successful just like you are and you are sharing the info that helped you achieve it so that they too can achieve it.

I now realize a big error that I've made here at Wealthy Affiliate and that is not taking advantage of the Wealthy Affiliate community like I should. Sure, I do welcome some of the newer members that follow me and I end up following them back and I do reply at times to successes that other members here start to see, but I'm not fully immersing myself into the community like I should and that's a shame. I should be helping others that request it in the chat, I need to ask more questions that I don't have the answers to, and I need to look closer or ask for advice more from those members here who are successful so that I can reach success as well and share what made me successful with other members here, just as you have.

There are a lot of people following me and I want to show them that I can be successful and that they can as well and share what I know to ensure they reach success.

So now I have my work cut out for me. I'm working to get back on to a consistent schedule of taking action on my website so I can start building up traffic again as it is really low, doing more research, and getting more involved with the community here.
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EddySalomon Premium
Brian,

Thanks for the great comment and insight. I'm glad you can see what I was trying to do here and that you appreciate it. But more importantly, I'm happy it inspired you to take more action on your own business and effort.

Eddy with a y
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Defiant6 Premium
It has made me realize that my two biggest issues (that is entirely my doing) since I've been here at WA for 4 years now, is not taking consistent action, and not utilizing the great community that we have here. You have taken action that has had consistency and it has paid off and you wanted to ensure you reach success so you asked and saw what other successful members have done here.

I had so much going for me last year as I had my first affiliate sales ever and I even got out of my comfort zone a bit and dabbled just a bit into PPC. All of a sudden, life got in the way, I lost focus, lost consistency, wanted to make money as quickly as possible instead of simply helping others and I completely let my foot off the gas pedal so to speak. The second half of last year was a disaster as I barely even touched my websites. How can I expect success if I'm not taking consistent action?

My goal this year is to take consistent action the ENTIRE year, just for 3 months, not just for 6 months, the entire year (and of course keep going after that). I cannot let my foot off the pedal anymore even when I reach some goals or successes I've striven for.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Brian,

At least you can acknowledge where you went wrong. Too often I see people blaming everything but themselves for their lack of success in this business. So the effort, consistency and delayed gratification is key. A lot of what you do now and on won't result in success until months down the line.

But too often people do a wait and see and then give up if they don't see the results right away. Like I'm always saying this is a marathon not a sprint. The folks that are consistently pushing forward eventually get to the finish line. So you know what you need to do. It's just a matter of doing it and making it a habit like waking up and brushing your teeth. Every week do at least 1-2 articles per week and that will take you a long way assuming you follow the tips in the links I listed above. So get cracking. I wish you the best.
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foxxfyrre Premium
Hi Eddy (and I do have the Y lol) I have a good friend named Eddie, but he does go by the IE, so I do have to be careful :).

To be quite honest, I think it was your site WorkAtHomeNoScams, that I first heard about WA.
Continuing my research on how to make money online, I also found Steve from I've Tried That.

It was both your site and Steve's that introduced me to WA, and it wasn't long before I made the jump to join. I did have to leave for quite a bit of time, but I've never forgot your site and how it's helped me to make the decision to come back as a premium member (this time for life :) )

I never did thank you just, for lack of a better phrase, just being there and getting me started.

And since I've returned you've been a big help to steer me properly when I've missed the mark on a post or post idea.

I'm glad to see you are doing so well with WA and all your ventures, but I guess a short-term-chattel-loan is out of the question-JUST KIDDING :)

Take care
Frank
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EddySalomon Premium
Well you're very welcome Frank. I'm happy Steve and I helped you get here. Now you know first hand why we recommended this place so much.
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Give It A Go Premium
I always love reading your posts Eddy (with a y). Thank you for this post. Sharing knowledge and tips with each other is such a wonderful part of this community. Let's all respect each other for it too. I'll have to bookmark this post to come back to so i can check out the other posts you've linked to. On my way out the door.
Ange
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Angela. I appreciate it. Definitely take the time to read the other posts. They will be very helpful.
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JeffL61 Premium
As usual there is a lot of truth in what you say, Eddy, concerning members here at WA and how they can achieve financial success. The long-time member that you are, the advice/suggestions/tips that you provide in your dashboard article blog posts are worth their weight in goal.

Needless to say, congratulations to you for your success this month in your business. Just think if February wasn't always the shortest month of the calendar year!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jeff. It's always great to hear from you. I appreciate how you're always open to my feedback.
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Eddy,

I certainly don't have this level of success yet but I have experienced the same benefit of getting great ideas from other WA members lately. Just in the last few days I have found two new ways to get more traffic and sales and also make extra money with my site in a totally different way. Both of these ideas came from other WA members! I have already started implementing one and am planning how to go about implementing the second!

This is great advice! Congratulations on your success!
Jessica
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EddySalomon Premium
That's awesome Jessica. And that's exactly what I'm talking about. Great job.
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