$500+ thanks to Wealthy Affiliate Training!

Last Update: July 26, 2018

I want to summarize my online journey to encourage everyone just starting here.We've made money online and you too can.

I come from a country where a lot is still to be done. In this post, I was ranting about the half-baked Paypal payment method available to us.

I found WA in 2009 - 2010. I do not remember the exact date because the yahoo email I used then was lost.

I signed up and took the training for just 1 month. I think it was $39 then and the platform wasn't what it it today.

Yes I was able to use a French paypal to make the payment. But I couldn't continue because of the long list of difficulties.

During my first month on WA, I was introduced to Clickbank, PPC, Article Marketing, etc. I learned to use squidoo, ezinearticles, etc.

The first product I promoted was a solar system DIY ebook on Clickbank. It made my first sale and I earned my first $33.33 in affiliate marketing.

Hahaha can you imagine the excitement? I did articles on squidoo and ezinearticles. I also did some bit of PPC with Google. I then made some few more sales and that was super exciting.


Learning about PLR and buying my first product.

WA taught me what PLR (Private Label Rights) products are. It was a big deal to be able to own a product I didn't create. Someone creates and I just purchase and own the license.

Following the training, I found a dog training ebook. I absolutely knew nothing about dog training. But I bought the ebook on the 22nd of April 2010. Yikes!

It was just $22,50


By now, I had created a paypal account, selecting France as my country. I could recieve and make payments but needless to mention that this was going to for a short term. I lost the account as I couldn't supply requested documents to verify it.

But I have never given up and will never give up!

Following the teachings of WA, I setup my first website to sell the PLR probuct. I did some changes to the ebook. It came with a complete sales page. Just some little changes to make it feel unique.

I was able to put it through to sell on Clickbank. I got 1 or 2 affiliates to promote the product. It wasn't really effective at this level. Maybe if I continued with the WA training, I would have been able to make more.

But I got a couple of sales. The first sale came in on the 05th of may. That was quick considering the date I bought the product:


By now, I was no longer with WA. But the knowledge I had aquired kept me going.

My Clickbank earnings were sent to a friend in Belgium who would recieve and then send to me by WU.

It was really a painful exercise. The worse came when the paypal got blocked. It was just dark like some forces fighting against my online ventures.

I was already a good PHP developer. So I went back to writing my codes. In 2011, I created a Twitter traffic tool. It was going well, making me some money through 2checkout.

2012, I sold out the site for $13,500. That was a major breakthrough. After selling the site, I got into blogging.

Yes I wrote my first article as a blogger in 2012. It wasn't easy at all but I kept pushing.

Blogging has generated so much. I have known many and many awesome folks through blogging.

2013, I came back to WA. I have always loved the platform. I created the account I'm using today.

I didn't do anything since then. I really can't explain what happened but I just didn't function.

Fast foward to June 2018, I came back and this time with much more fuel in my tank. It's soon 1 month. I will be writing a report as soon as it's 1 month.

Summary

WA is a place to be. With the training offered , I was able to make $500 within few months. More has been added to the platform since those days.

WA laid my foundation as affiliate marketer.

There is more money to be made sticking around.

So let's keep giving

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CalvinC Premium
Everybody's online journey always has it up and down.

What a crazy experience you had, it's good to see you haven't given up.

Congratulations on your successes and I'm sure more will come as you have a lot more experience now.

Thanks for sharing your journey so far.

It's motivating to see you succeed after all you've been through.

Wish you the best.
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enstinemuki Premium
Hey Calvin,
Yes we have ups and downs in our journey but we must be focused and optimistic moving forward.

thanks for your input bro
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Origin-Al Premium
Thank you for sharing, I never thought of buying the rights to a product, hearing your journey opened my eyes a bit.

I notice you mentioned selling your website, I'm sure many people here would love ho hear more about that process. Maybe a future blog post?

Hearing about your experience selling a site from beginning to end would be a great story and informative.
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ecocatherine Premium
I would like to hear more about that. Great idea.
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enstinemuki Premium
Ah yes I did the sale on flippa.com
As a matter of fact, I have sold about 3 sites on that platform and creating a post on this would be a good idea. I have noted
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Devara Premium
That's such encouraging news! Thanks for sharing and Congratulations on your success! It's people like you that give the rest of us the "PUSH" we need, in order to succeed as well.
I'm so excited to hear about your progress. It lets me know that it really is possible!
My time will happen one day! I'm not a quiter or one that stops trying.
Thanks for sharing! So proud of your accomplishments!
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you Devara.
Good to hear you are not a quitter. Success is certainly your way
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Devara Premium
Thank you!
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SuzeS Premium
I appreciate hearing about your journey. I know this will be a journey and it's not a get rich quick scheme. I look forward to the day that this will be my main income! I am aware there will be a lot of work, but hearing from you is definitely encouragement!
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enstinemuki Premium
Hi Suze,
Yes it's not a get rich quick scheme. What's interesting is that it works and I believe one day it's going to be generating quite much in passive income for you

Good luck
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RussellO1 Premium
What an experience. Thanks for sharing.
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enstinemuki Premium
thank you, Russell
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RAFStuart Premium
Encouragement for us all.
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you Stuart
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RAFStuart Premium
You are most welcome.
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DavidFrady Premium
That’s awesome! I love this post and the fact you never gave up. Great job! Have a great day! Take care

David
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you David.
Losers give up and I'm not one of them
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WendaSue Premium
Congratulations Enstine. Your journey to, away from, and back to Wealthy Affiliate is very inspiring. I wish you continued success.
All the best,
Wendi :)
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you Wendi.
I'm set to make it this time with you and others on the platform
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WendaSue Premium
Great news! We are all here to help and encourage one another. You have already been a huge encouragement to me. Thank you.
Wendi
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juanster2017 Premium
Thanks for sharing your personal Experience at WA it provides inspiration for the members at WA and beginners how to succeed in online marketing
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enstinemuki Premium
That's right Juan.
I hope to put them on fire. They should be able to break through any obstacles
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Great inspirational post. I'll keep that in mind and yes keep going.
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you. Hope the week is going well
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dchapman3 Premium
Great story about how you got started and stayed the course.
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enstinemuki Premium
Yes and thanks for the comment
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gpreda Premium
WOW! A grand, moving, inspiring, detailed and encouraging post. Thank you for sharing and may God bless you!
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enstinemuki Premium
Thanks for reading and commenting
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Nick831 Premium
Rncouraging post!
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enstinemuki Premium
Thank you sir
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dlinz Premium
Great post..amazing
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enstinemuki Premium
thanks for the comment
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