Made $51,755 With An Affiliate Program
Last Update: Mar 9, 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!
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 :)
Yeah, the first sale is the best, but when it starts happening you will be so glad you didn't quit.
Thank you, Garen, for sharing your success story here.
It helps me see it can work.
Excellent and thanks for sharing. It helps us all to hear genuine stories of hard work and success.
Nice! I hope to be writing a review of this sort myself in about a year or so. God Bless!
Thanks for sharing your success story Garen, it is a motivation.
Great work Garen, but what specifically affiliate program are you on?
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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