First Payday

Last Update: September 02, 2015

I've been apart of the WA community for over a year. A week shy of 14 months.

And yesterday, I got my first ever WA commission payout. $140+. Not bad.

That means I'm doing something right. Right? :D

Why am I sharing this with you?

It's not to brag or anything.

It's just to show you that the WA program works (for anybody).

When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate I had no idea what I was doing.

I had no experience with websites/blogs, no clue how to write a quality blog post, none of that.

All I had were basic computer skills and a grade 10 education (yup, I dropped out of high school).

So if you think you can't do this, you're wrong.

All you've gotta do is follow the training, take action, and ask for support.

You could also follow some other bloggers/blogs who are experts in their areas. Like: Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Jon Morrow, etc.

A lot of these experts give their readers advanced training for free on their blogs and on their email lists.

Oh, and one more thing...

It's about your content.

When I started my blog my content was horrible.

The headlines were weak, the word counts weren't even at 400, and the spelling and grammar was ugly.

That's not even the worse part...

Most of my first 20 posts were all about the same thing, literally.

They looked like this:

  • Headline: How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing - Contents: Choose a Niche, Build a Site, Get Traffic, Earn Commissions
  • Headline: Earn Cash Money Online - Contents: Choose a Niche, Build a Site, Get Traffic, Earn Commissions
  • Headline: Make Money With a Website - Contents: Choose a Niche, Build Your Site, Get Traffic, Earn Commissions

As you can see, most of my posts had the same contents and most of them had bad headlines.

And I see a lot of people doing this today. So if you're one of them, I suggest you stop.

Because if you keep writing the same thing over and over again nobody will want to come back to your blog.

And if your headlines are just your target keyword, e.g, Earn Cash Money Online, hardly anybody will click on your page in Google's results page.

So...

Follow the training.

Write quality content.

Make your headlines better.

And work hard.

:)

Thanks for reading.

Julian

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CMyles1 Premium
Congrats
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gilliank Premium
Way to go! Congrats
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koda5 Premium
That is great news! Congratulations! Hope things keep going even better from here.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Congratulations Julian, nice to see the process work. Even more impressive when the member is a newbie that followed the training.
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That's great Julian, I am new to this also, so those are words of encouragement. Thanks
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gtac22 Premium
This is just the kind of motivation I need. I'm into month 3 and I'm struggling to see any result. Even my traffic is still low. I'm really glad that it can work for anybody, because right now I feel like I'm at the bottom :')

Congratulations and all the best Julian.
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antonietta1 Premium
Congrats.very,very inspiring. I hope all your dreams all come true Julian.
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natekidd Premium
Congrats. Very inspiring.
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JeffreyGumbo Premium
good job man
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work4nobody Premium
Congrats to you.
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wealthmagic Premium
Congratulations! I think your post will be a source on inspiration to all.
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AMYSE Premium
Its really helpful

AMY
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dj-drea Premium
Awesome!
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acc6416 Premium
Great job
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sdawson Premium
Congratulations! - Shirley
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Congratulations Julian and thankk you for posting, very inspiring and helpful.
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work4nobody Premium
Congrats to your first commission.
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KayL Premium
Thanks for sharing that! It was useful! Did you do paid search advertising to get visits in your site?
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AmirSetu Premium
Nice !
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JMeiden Premium
excellent
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This is very inspiring for newbies. You kept going, so that is great.
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Taued Premium
Well done and good advice.
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RFaulkenham Premium
Thanks for sharing this information, Julian. Congratulations on the payday.
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Crittercraft Premium
Nice work! Its all worth it once the rewards start coming in :)
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jakobia Premium
Great post, thanks for sharing.
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Incognito007 Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a great help to improve your blogging and marketing results in the long run.

Thanks for sharing and congratulation for your first commission :) I'm sure the list will keep growing!

WTG!

Tanguy
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RobinTaulbee Premium
Thanks for this article Julian. It gives me hope. I am retired early because of disability. I need to have something I can do at home and I have no experience doing this kind of thing. If you can do it then so can I!
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mattmike Premium
Very good advice, we all can learn for your article. Thanks, Deanna
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RFaulkenham Premium
Great job! Nice to have a payday.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
That's amazing!! Thanks for sharing your success!!
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FilichiaT Premium
Not bad at all, Congratulations
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charismatic Premium
nice bro congrats, that must feel amazing
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ClaudiaHB Premium
congratulations! Great advice - I have been blogging for two years before I started seeing money from my blog, so it takes perseverance and dedication - good for you!
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BarbJaeb Premium
Good advice!! Congrats on your commission. You should be proud of yourself for stickin it out!
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MatteoMeli Premium
Congrats Julian, That is great work! :)
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DBoyne Premium
Great work Julian.
Well done mate.
Cheers David
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jorgelh426 Premium
Julian, this is an awesome article. The best part is that you never allowed yourself to be held down by the challenges you faced. Sure, you hit a road block when it came to content, but you pushed through it. Now you are reaping the rewards of steady work. I am extremely happy for you, brother! Keep it up!
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JesseNY Premium
congrats. Any business takes awhile to get off the ground.
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Chris Lee Premium
That's awesome bro :) Keep at it :)
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247dan Premium
great job boss, keep up the good work man! best of luck
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Strap Premium
Great news - keep it going!
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Jamienb Premium
Thank You for sharing! It is very encouraging to those of us that are new and a bit intimidated at the moment! Congrats!
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oldokie Premium
You forgot to add Julian Sakanee to your list of experts. Your honest self-evaluation and advice is that of an experienced man with knowledge to share. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful and productive day.
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odib Premium
Hi there Julian. Thanks for this blog. You inspire me!
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rcsamra Premium
Nice, Julian! Keep up the great work and you will zoom to success!! Thanks for the inspiration!
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chartdude Premium
Great job Julian! Keep learning and keep seeking and keep good discipline as you have been, the rest follows. Also some great points made in your blog post.

Jim
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Strap Premium
Way to go Julian - this is the start of your internet earnings, don't stop
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monetteR Premium
Congratulations! this gives me hope. Keep up the hard work.
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MMcHugh Premium
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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MandiChamp Premium
Wow! Thank you for the great advice and encouraging words!
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LelandBest Premium
Awesome news Julian! Keep it goin'
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JSakanee Premium
Thanks man.
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starita70 Premium
Great job!!!
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JonG94 Premium
Never quit. The only way you fail at being successful is if you quit. It takes great discipline in yourself to work towards your dreams every day. Anything is possible…….if you put your mind into it. This is when we all shine to the world and show that we are the 20%. All self made MILLIONAIRES! Be awesome, stay awesome.
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despatis Premium
My sincere congrats Julian, well done and to be continued. To your success, Desmond.
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caseyswanson Premium
right on cuz good job cant wait to make my first profit
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ChrisBraccia Premium
Congratulations! Thanks for keeping us a part of your journey!
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JSakanee Premium
Thanks
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16147287 Premium
Congratulation Julian,
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Michelle04 Premium
Better late than never, congrats! :)
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SowAndReap Premium
My virtual son made some moneeee! :)) Congrats!
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JSakanee Premium
Lol. :D
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Traveller75 Premium
Congratulations, your on your way.
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JSakanee Premium
Thanks.
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electrobot Premium
Congratulations Julian. It's always good to read how persistence pays. Also, thanks for the excellent advice!
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JSakanee Premium
Cheers man. Nice username. :D
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LWayne Premium
Its good to here that someone is making money. Congratulation on you accomplishment!`.
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JSakanee Premium
Yeah! :D Thanks Mr Wayne.
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SheilaN3 Premium
Congrads Julian that is great. Good advice on the content of our blogs, I've noticed that too and have went back to my own early posts and started re writing and cleaning them up.
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JSakanee Premium
Yeah. I've got a lot of cleaning up to do too.
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JewelCarol Premium
Congrats, great work, Julian. Thanks very much for sharing. ;))
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JSakanee Premium
Hey Jewel. Thanks. :)
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SteveWong Premium
Thanks for sharing bro!!
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JSakanee Premium
No problem.
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Judy-B Premium
Hi Julian. That is wonderful to hear. Congratulations. :)
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JSakanee Premium
Cheers!
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Heroba Premium
Hey Julian, this is great! Congrats with your achievement.
I guess we all need to learn and then practice what we've learned.
You show us that with enough practice, everything will work.
Thanks for sharing your awesome news.
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JSakanee Premium
Thank you!
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KatieMac Premium
Congratulations the first of many...
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JSakanee Premium
Yes, I hope! :D
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fricknwill Premium
Congratulations!
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hilarybassak Premium
Congratulations and thanks for the tips
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JSakanee Premium
Cheers!
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Rochelle1 Premium
All I can say WOW! Question: what did you use to make your featured pictures for your posts?
Thank you,
Rochelle
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JSakanee Premium
Canva. It's free. And super easy!
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Rochelle1 Premium
I wasn't sure, thanks for your reply!
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JSakanee Premium
Cheers.
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Thischick Premium
Congratulations :)
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JSakanee Premium
:)
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roamy Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and did I say I'm happy for you? l really am
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JSakanee Premium
Thanks roamy. :D
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ebizblogger Premium
Well done Julian, congrats!
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fairo Premium
Congratulations
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Shawn Martin Premium
Congratulations!!!!
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BenORourke Premium
Well done Julian, I am delighted to read this!
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Bumbss Premium
Nice one! This sounds motivating!
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Salem Premium
Well done. Congrats.
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Christene9 Premium
Big congrats Julian. There will definitely be more payouts.. Thanks for sharing valuable tips to help others reaching their goals as well.

Keep up the good work and have an awesome day!
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JSakanee Premium
Thank you, Christene.
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