No Need To LOOK For Income!

Last Update: September 15, 2017

My journey since joining Wealthy Affiliate has been absolutely incredible and I just wanted to share some insights with you all about earning from your websites.

When I first started blogging I didn't quite understand how to make money with my websites, I read about it and it seemed so HARD.

What I have now come to realize is that once your website is a few years old and you have some regular traffic as well as some content that has ranked you don't need to try so hard to make an income.

I have found recently that people come to me and ask me for things and I can decide whether I want to or not.

Here are some of the cool things that have come my way this week (without me having to do a thing):

1) An email marketing service has contacted me asking for a review on my online marketing website. We negotiated and I am going to be paid $175 for that review plus I get to use their service free for a year.

2) A marketing company has contacted me and asked me to review a microwave oven. I get the oven for free valued at R2999 (appr $230) and I am being paid R1500 (appr $115)

3) An SEO company contacted me and asked me for a text link on my mommy blog home page and on my addiction website and they have paid me $250 for these links for 6 months, with the possibility of continuing - we'll see when the time comes.

These are not services that I offered on my websites, in fact I don't really even have a price list. The truth is that I just sort of make things up as I go along.

The point here is to keep going with your website even if you are not sure now how to make money. Once you have traffic, a social presence and some content ranking in your niche you will be able to make money in so many different ways and it will come to you.

The work you put in today will pay off big time in a few years time. It is an investment in your future!

Have a happy Friday!


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CPonline Premium
I have always been intimidated by the idea of blogging and writing reviews and this whole online business thing. But I just tell myself, if others can do it so can I. Your article just encourage newbie like me to just plug on and keep going, and we'll figure it out along the way. Thanks.
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh you can most definitely do it! It is not easy to find the confidence in the beginning and the best way to do it is to just jump in and get blogging. The confidence will follow :)
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CPonline Premium
I agree! Thanks for the encouragement.
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure :)
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Ongchannel Premium
Thank you for your wholesome sharing.
Good to hear from folks on their way to bigger success and milestones instead of the flashy cars, cheques which in most cases highly suspected lol
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh those flashy cars don't do it for me LOL. Even if I had enough money to buy one of those cars (which I don't) I wouldn't waste it on something flashy. What a waste! I would spend more time with my kids, taking them camping or maybe to Disney World. Who needs a flashy car except for the sake of showing off?
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wendyg53 Premium
Good for you! Congratulations! Your post just gave an injection of motivation for the day. Thank you. :-)
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NatNiches Premium
Congrats!! Yes, I am experiencing something of the same. Someone contacted me yesterday with a sponsored post. :)
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Hani Premium
Wow Lynne that is amazing! You just gave me a bundle of motivation to keep going :) Thank You!
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veronica.l Premium
That's awesome! Congrats!

Something similar happened to me this week. Somebody contacted me wanting to advertise on one of my sites that I had almost forgotten about, I put it up years ago.

I get a nice dinner and hotel stay out of the deal :)

As long as you keep putting your stuff out there, opportunities will come your way...

Glad to see you're doing so well!!
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Veronica, yes it is lovely and I am so happy.
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Stella2 Premium
Thank you for sharing! It is always inspirational to hear of success. I'm sure this will encourage others.
All the best going forward and I hope you get many more offers!
Stella :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Oh, Lynne! I am thrilled for you!! I know how hard you worked and how much passion you have for the people you serve... you deserve all this and more!! Thanks for sharing this encouraging post.
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pamdemonium Premium
Agree with your sentiment, Laurenjean!
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mechidor Premium
Hi Lynne, great post. I love it!
Thank you for the inspiration
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ecomtom Premium
Thanks Lynne for the encouragement, and congrats on your success. Tom
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deelilah Premium
Awesome incentive piece. Thank you for this.
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adreyna Premium
Congratulations....very encouraging post, Lynne! Thanks for sharing your experience. Wish you continued success. :)
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JIllW Premium
Thank you for writing this it has picked my up Thank you
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pamdemonium Premium
This is an awesome post, Lynne!

I think all of us started out at WA to learn affiliate marketing. But little did we know that that was just the beginning of a very colourful journey that can lead to different paths and directions in the online marketing world. Besides affiliate marketing, there are SO many ways to earn an income online, and you are a prime example, given your fearless and adventurous attempts at finding new ways to make money online and never-say-die attitude!

I too have been approached by different people, though not as many and varied as in your examples, but most recently an app creator in my website's niche offered a referral fee whenever people download their FREE app via my website.

Who would have thought this would happen... to me! I was really surprised to be even be contacted by them!!

I am on the iTunes affiliate program, but this company is willing to offer me money to let my site viewers download their FREE app.

Like some other members have commented, you are an inspiration, and to me - you will always BE an inspiration! :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Pam,that is awesome to hear that you are also being contacted. It will happen more and more, just more proof that you are on the right path!
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sophie-timms Premium
Congratulations, that's fab news!

Thanks for the motivation - it was much needed at the moment!
Best of luck,
Sophie
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BShafferman Premium
Congrats. Keep up the good work...
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Well done and congrats on your success
You have had some great offers and lets hope that they keep coming your way
Your post is awesome and inspirational and thanks for sharing that good news with us all here at WA
Its great to see people making money and also its great to share that type of sucess
I will have to save this post,
Cheers again and continued success
Cheers PB
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Sylvain34 Premium
Lynne, I forgot to ask :

- for how long have you this site where they contacted you ?
- can we have an idea what king of traffic/ social presence you have right now ?
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LynneHuy Premium
Well the one website was my online marketing website which I started when I joined WA 2 years ago. That was for the offer of $175 for the email marketing service review. I don't have that much traffic to my website, maybe a few thousand a month?

Then my parenting website I have had since 2012 and my traffic there varies greatly depending on what I am doing. If I am running a baby competition I can get up to 25 000 unique visitors with up to 150 000 page views in a month... on a quieter month I may have 10 000 unique visitors. My social networks for that website is really strong, with over 55 000 Facebook page fans alone.
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Sylvain34 Premium
Thanks Lynne for your great feedback and some numbers. Some times it helps to know some stuffs like this (i like numbers !)
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LynneHuy Premium
Yes it does help!
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Sylvain34 Premium
Thanks this great post Lynne :-)

I hope one day I will be able to have the same !
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littlemama Premium
That's awesome Lynne, congrats! You're always an inspiration to me. :)
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CraigW315 Premium
Wow, that's great!
I would love to receive stuff to review.
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AlexFerns Premium
Congratulations Lynn! That's great news!! Keep it up.
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Dmorrow Premium
Well done Lynne! Thanks for sharing.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Many thanks for the insight Lynne. I am sure this is useful to all of us.
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drcmaint Premium
Alright.
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WilliamBH Premium
Very impressive, Lynne .. Cheers, William.
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JeffL61 Premium
Thank you for this very valuable info, Lynne. Reading this just helps me to keep going as truly there can be some very frustrating days that I devote to my business.

Congratulations to your continued success, Lynne! You remain such a positive inspiration to others!

Jeff
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LynneHuy Premium
Jeff I know those days well, I have had plenty of days where I have wanted to just give up. It is not easy to always keep plodding on when you are seeing little to no results but even if the work you do today does not show results right now it WILL in the future.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thanks, Lynn,
Making money is on all our brains as we go about building our sites. Along the way all sorts of changes take place and there is some refining of your direction and interests.
As we grow, and our sites mature, we find that our direction does as well.
Without the experiences acquired learning new skills and developing our sites, you do not recognize our actual interests and directions.
Some want a money making site. Some want a business built from the ground up. There is room for both.
Congratulations,
Sami
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doobie333 Premium
Thanks for your insights.
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Vesna2 Premium
Congratulations, Lynne! That's awesome:)
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you Lynne. It is true that at the beginning I was focused more on how to make the money but I have finally realized that this is nothing to worry about. That side of things does take care of itself as long as I put in the hard work and follow the training. But I wasn't able to have a vision of this at the beginning.

Congratulations! Wishing you much more success.
~Danielle
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Mike-Writes Premium
Congratulations Lynn. The time and effort you have devoted to your site are paying off.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Way to go Lynne! :)
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roamy Premium
Well done Lynne, really happy for you,keep working hard as you find new ways to increase your income.
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spurway Premium
congratulation and for much more success to come.
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MayleneM Premium
Hi Lynne
Thank you for you post. Reading it has really put a little more encouragment for me especially since you are also from South Africa, that just gives me more hope :)
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LynneHuy Premium
There is loads of hope! And USD in SA?? What more could you ask for right? And that is not all my earnings this week... :)
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MayleneM Premium
Lol. I think i should speak to you for some tips
I know right. USD in SA os awesome :) if we getting paid in USD. Not so much when we need to pay. Lol
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CDukes Premium
Congratulations on the money flowing in....can't wait to get there myself. Thank you for sharing your success!
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Lynne - your story reminds me of something I read (maybe in a Tony Robbins book?) It went like this...most people over estimate what they can do in a year and under estimate what they can do in five years.
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LynneHuy Premium
Beautifully said! Yes I can certainly see how that would work. I've never heard that before.
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natekidd Premium
Very well said. I do believe with consistency in following the training here I will succeed and I look forward to it.
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LynneHuy Premium
Of course you will, this program is absolutely amazing. Everything that you need to succeed is right here, all you have to do is implement what you learn and work hard.
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@RICH. Premium
Congrats. on your successes, incredibly well deserved! :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks!
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