Made $51,755 With An Affiliate Program

Last Update: March 09, 2016

Hey Everyone at Wealthy Affiliate. I wanted to share my success story with anyone that might need some inspiration at Wealthy Affiliate. Before you read this I just want to drive home the point that you need to work and be proactive with your online marketing. There is no magic button; but WA is a great tool to help get you started making money.

I run one of the top web hosting review sites on the net; http://tbwhs.com

I have created a user review community of webmasters that provide their feedback on different web hosting companies that they use. Over the years I have gotten over 900+ reviews left by webmasters on various host (over 500 comments on my blog too).

First, you need to sign up with an affiliate program that has great communication. I always test them out by emailing their affiliate manager. I am testing them to see how responsive they are. Once, I have found a good one I use their service. Make sure it’s top notch quality and then write them up a review.

Then, I start looking for all the other “big names” and write them up an honest review. Some I have previous experience with so I already know what the feedback is on them. Then, I do some outreach by contacting various webmasters and asking them to leave their feedback, ask them to share on social media, and personally thank everyone for their time. I have built some very strong relationships over the years this way.

It takes a lot of hand work, and their were months and months of 12-16 hour work days with little to no return. Finally, at the 1 year period I started to see a steady stream of sales come in. I update my blog and write about Wordpress, web design, etc. I add up a new post at least once a week.

Whenever I do outreach with webmasters after they have left a review I send a follow up and tell them they can earn $125 by signing up their clients with my affiliate link. They sign up through my affiliate program as a tier 2 and since I am a power affiliate I want them to succeed, because I benefit from it too.

Hope you make lots of money in 2016!

Garen Arnold

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WindyCityUSA Premium
Super job, to the winners go the spoils.
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Eunice1 Premium
Thank You
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KerapetsiMaj Premium
This a good report and a success story too

So inspiring.
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GarenArnold Premium
Thanks :)
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Techiescot Premium
Thank you for the inspiration. I am committed to taking action every day so that I can succeed.
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achievingJT Premium
Congrats!.. Really an Inspiration! Wishing you more success this coming 2017! Cheers!
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GarenArnold Premium
Just an update I am up to $54,025.00 with this affiliate program now. Hoping to get over $100,000 in 2017 :)
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Wow! Congrats!
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GarenArnold Premium
Thanks :)
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PAFOSTER Premium
Hello Garen, I clicked on the link in your post here.... and it is really taking a long time to load. Thank you for the inspriation to keep moving forward. So much to learn. Thank you for the connection. I hope 2017 is a prosperous, and successful New Year.
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GarenArnold Premium
Try it again. Is it still loading slowing?
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PAFOSTER Premium
No...you fixed it? Thank you.
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GarenArnold Premium
Ok, thanks for letting me know. I think WA's servers might have been running slowly.
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PAFOSTER Premium
No problem! site looks amazing.
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GarenArnold Premium
Thanks I am looking to improve it more in 2017, too.
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AllWays Premium
Garen, I have been looking at this niche; Are the earnings above with just one company? Is that for a one year period? Thanks!
Todd
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GarenArnold Premium
just for one company :)
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LynneHuy Premium
This is brilliant Garon, well done. I am sure this took a huge amount of work!
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GarenArnold Premium
Yep, but hard work pays off :)
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LynneHuy Premium
It always does yes!
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JanWB Premium
Thanks a lot, Garen, for sharing your steps on the road to creating a successful business. Really inspiring!
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GarenArnold Premium
your welcome.
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JasonJF Premium
Hey Garen,

Great work. Your hard work and dedication is paying off.

This is another example of how success is really achieved online and anywhere else for that matter.

Congratulations!

Best,
Jason.
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GarenArnold Premium
Thanks, just keep chugging away and good things will happen :)
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JasonJF Premium
I will keep chugging away to ∞
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GarenArnold Premium
that's the plan.
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JY2018 Premium
Fantastic sharing!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks.
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NORZ Premium
Wow! Really nice. :)
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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KatieMac Premium
Congratulations Garen it is inspiring to see what can be achieved
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you!
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Jim-WMP Premium
Congrats! I just joined ShareaSale, so far looks good. Are you with them are they good, any other trusted networks you can suggest?
Thanks.
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GarenArnold Premium
I have an account with ShareSale. They are good for starters, but once you start getting more sales you need to move into their inhouse affiliate program where they can pay you more. Cj.com is also a good one for starters.
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Jim-WMP Premium
Thanks.
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GarenArnold Premium
sure no problem.
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TGrisaft Premium
Very good job and it must be a good feeling to see something work.
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GarenArnold Premium
Yeah has changed my life big time.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations! Great News! Very Motivating! Best of Luck! Linda
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you!
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Mac01 Premium
Nice work man, you must be pumped!
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GarenArnold Premium
yep I am!
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dstaple1490 Premium
very nice! Dave.
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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SandraAngela Premium
Thanks, Garen, for sharing! Great story!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats Garen! Nice to see someone here making good money.
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks! The training and community is great here!
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RayAleksandr Premium
Congrats & Thanks Garen, truly motivational!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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BLUESKYONT Premium
Great inspiration for all of us, congratulation!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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LenaMiglena Premium
Wow! Congratulations! Inspiring indeed!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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JonStevens Premium
Congratulations, great job!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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WindyCityUSA Premium
Awesome stuff for those that are new to this, thank you for sharing.
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GarenArnold Premium
Hoping you the best at WA :)
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Jaylatalladi Premium
Thank you for sharing your successful experience. Great work!!!
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GarenArnold Premium
Thanks!
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Fgonzaga Premium
Thanks for sharing. Congratulations and hoping that your success will be an inspiration to all of us. Best regards, Fred
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you.
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EFors Premium
Wow, your are on you way to the top. Congrats. :))
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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Loes Premium
See you @ the Top ;)
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GarenArnold Premium
hopefully I keep expanding and can dominate this niche.
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Loes Premium
Well you just made 2.5 times my annual income, I wouldn't worry to much
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GarenArnold Premium
For what it's worth success isn't always measured in financial goals though. Keep up the hard work and I am sure you will pass me up in no time :)
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Loes Premium
That'll be nice:))
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Good work. Persistent and smart not hard for you I hope.
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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Uwais Premium
wow
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GarenArnold Premium
:)
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Rosdy Premium
Kachinng!!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks!
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mjdimarco Premium
Superb!
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you!
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62255Cherie Premium
Congrats on your success!
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you!
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JesseLaird Premium
Wow that's amazing! I'm still waiting on my first actual sale, and it. Does get frustrating putting in all the work but nothing in return YET. But things like this bring my hopes up. Thank you for sharing your success story with us :)
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GarenArnold Premium
Yeah, the first sale is the best, but when it starts happening you will be so glad you didn't quit.
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Sheila50 Premium
Thank you, Garen, for sharing your success story here.
It helps me see it can work.
Sheila
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GarenArnold Premium
just follow the training and work hard you will be fine :)
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Battersea Premium
Excellent and thanks for sharing. It helps us all to hear genuine stories of hard work and success.
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GarenArnold Premium
thank you.
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CathyS Premium
Nice! I hope to be writing a review of this sort myself in about a year or so. God Bless!
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GarenArnold Premium
best of luck!
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FarshidR Premium
Great work!
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks.
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Martstervt Premium
Thanks for sharing your success story Garen, it is a motivation.

Marty
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GarenArnold Premium
thanks. Hard work pays off and wish you the best.
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WalterFranz Premium
Great work Garen, but what specifically affiliate program are you on?
Thanks!
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GarenArnold Premium
InMotion Hosting. I started with CJ and then moved to their inhouse affiliate program. Then they keep giving me raises :) I have been working with them for 7+ years.
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WalterFranz Premium
Thanks for the reply, will look into it!
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