My First $500 Commission!

Last Update: July 25, 2018

A little bit of good news to share with you guys. I just noticed this in my inbox. The start of a one week launch for a particular affiliate program I'm with and I landed a sale immediately, the commission on that is $500, so fingers crossed for the rest of the week lol!

I've not actually been consistently posting content to this site, been testing the waters a bit with it, it's a 6 month old site and no email list, free theme, nothing fancy, at this point just sticking to the rule of making sure it's all quality original content, like I've been saying here recently in my WA blogs, sourcing content is as important as communicating it and WA training thankfully tells people to research and be original.

  • No copying
  • No cheating, content curation and similar stuff is kidding yourselves guys.
  • Know your niche, or at least be prepared to learn it.

One thing I noticed though is my facebook business page somehow took off this week, really seems a good idea to have that in place, so much for all the hype about 'delete facebook', ;)

There were gremlins both with the affiliate link and my internet was down over the w/e too, I ended up posting links to my site and fb really well into the end of day 1, at the last minute with this, it would have been so easy to 'leave it till tomorrow' so I'm glad I did it before bed!

I had tipped my silent audience off that this was coming up. It's not about just slapping a link or a banner on there and expecting magic to happen, people had clearly been building trust in the site and were waiting on this.

I say 'silent' audience, because I don't have comments or engagement on my posts at the moment, have not been using that feature here, though I can see the traffic climb in analytics it's so easy to forget they are there, this is a great reminder that though they are silent they are still interested and engaging their minds, and waiting on our content :)


Mary

ps I'm getting PMs from people asking for the link to this program, they haven't even asked which niche - it's like they haven't actually read this blog at all where I've actually focused on knowing your niche, quality content, research and instead they just see the $$$ sign - and they haven't read any of my other blogs then by the sounds of it either. Let me put it this way:

  1. Nowhere in the WA training are you told to go chase the money...
  2. If you were in this niche you'd know the program and all similar programs
  3. If you are not in the niche and wanting to promote it, I shudder to think where you are going to 'source' your content!
  4. There are affiliate programs offering $500 commissions and more in every niche
  5. It's never about slapping a banner or link on your website
  6. Here's a blog I did earlier on not choosing niche merely by chasing the money https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mozmary/blog/niche-selection...

There's a niche for everyone, but not everyone is for every niche

That was my conclusion in the above blog and I showed you how fruitless it would have been for me to pursue Shamanism purely because it offered over $100 commission per sale - there's hundreds of programs offer that and more, and we've only got so much time and 'quality' output. Be yourselves folks, no need to copy either niche or content.

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RobFore Premium
"The riches are in the niches." MOST of aspiring online entrepreneurs start with a particular product, service or business opportunity in mind and attempt to find a market to sell it to - and that's a tough way to get started. MUCH BETTER is doing what you described. Pick a niched, provide your niche with value first to build a trust relationship first. Good stuff. Lots of deep lessons here.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Rob, wow looks like you are rocking there!
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MikeC69 Premium
That's is fantastic news Mary ! And a very well pointed duscussion on getting there!
A young lady posted a question here about another site stealing her content. I've had this happen twice ( I know of ).
It's frustrating and made me downright mad !
I hope your launch takes you to the moon !
Best of success Mary!

Mike
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Mike, that is crazy about the theft there, I think we should have a place to expose these people and bring them some heat, we've got the numbers!?!
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JAustin66 Premium
Congrats, and I am glad and it is interesting to hear that it came without any actual visual engagement. While I get that more comments, questions and engagement lead to higher rankings, it is also good to hear that a core group of followers can be counted upon to also move the ball forward.

Thanks for sharing.
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MozMary Premium
I've landed content and made sales inside a couple of hours on page 1 without any comments, and so have many others I know of, comments are a new thing and until they sort the content and other theft I'm not sure how beneficial they are in here at all, I'm still waiting for an answer on that...
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Harmattan1 Premium
Hi Mozmary, I am very new here(maybe 2 weeks or so). I wanted to congratulate you, first of all, on your accomplishment. Secondly, it looks like your strategies worked well for you in this instance. I like the fact that you didnt wait til the morning but you got it done before laying you head down to sleep. I also appreciate your admonition to other members to do their due diligence instead of chasing the money. That is such as short sighted approach. It is only worth it if you really put the work in anyway. I just wanted to congratulate you and hope that this is the first of many rewards for you. Lastly, thanks for setting the proper standard for someone new like me. I actually chose WA partly because of the 'integrity factor' I saw in the members who I found in my search for this kind of business op. You are a reminder and confirmation of that integrity and it only reinforces for me( and so many others) that I chose the right place to be. Thanks for that and I know that the reward in your soul is something that no dollar amount(or affiliate link) can buy. I will see you at the end of our rainbows.

TLC
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MozMary Premium
Thanks, the training certainly is the opposite of what a lot of other people are doing online and constantly reminds people of 'quality original content' even in the WA blogs, no content curation - people for various reasons though can be very lazy when it comes down to it - while the standards in here are high that way you've got to bear in mind the members themselves are individuals and some of them won't think twice about stealing, though let's hope that with more awareness and training and options and good people like you showing example, this will happen less and less.
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ThongN Premium
first congrats to you :) and 100% agree with you about selection niche haha If you don't have interest in the niche, then you can not provide a good and unique content even with freelancer's help ( Or I might over- saying -.- )

I think you are making a trend :) a wage leader/ creator perhaps?
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Thong, would you believe people are still asking me to send them the link - they don't understand the money making process at all it seems, right back to lesson 2 then folks!
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ThongN Premium
for some practical reasons, I guess :) or they might lose the patience at the moment -.-

Honestly, I did feel discouraged once when I hear another member makes first sale-> by the time flies, I realized that each individual has their own success-> I should see it as an inspiration and the motivation for myself to do more and learn more-> and hope my success will come :)

Right now, I just continue to learn and do the tasks in the basic training with my first website :)

[Even I don't have any sales yet...just have two clicks so far and one organic search...-> feel a little achievement hihi ]

And thank you for a reply.
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KellyElliott Premium
good work, original content is so important. I am working on a new niche site and I am looking high and low for questions anyone would have about this item. So far I have read over 500 questions related to this product and I am one by one learning the answers then informing my readers about my findings. I have seen 3 websites in the same niche literally word for word copying each other, so I'm like "OK, don't do what they are doing" I haven't launched my site yet. I am taking my time with this one and sounds like you did the same. Good work girl!! keep killing it!
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MozMary Premium
yes, I never copy, I don't even read other bloggers most of the time, I use original sources, take courses, look at the leaders, the history - have written a few blogs on this recently at WA, and even those old things called books that used to be made with paper can be useful too lol

and when I do read bloggers I'm amazed at how lazy they are, then they wonder why they aren't earning...!
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Pernilla Premium
Congratulations Mary!!!
This is such a motivating post. Thank you for sharing this. It shows that we have to stay patient and keep on working and above all be ourselves.

I have been thinking of creating a Facebook Business Page and your post definitively convinced me that I should do that.

:-) Pernilla
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MozMary Premium
that's great Pernilla, yes they are free and I'm amazed how peeps just find them!!
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AlexEvans Premium
I like that closeout statement Mary, about niches, so true, not everyone is for every niche.

Congratulations, Mary, it is so cool when things line up for us and we see some positive results. If the crowd say ditch facebook time to set up more pages, if the crowd say copy, time to double down on original content, some sound advice thank you.
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MozMary Premium
well said Alex, that ditch facebook hype was a real negative step at the time, sorry so many peeps fell for it...
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Mary and congratulations on your wonderful news, however reading between the lines you have certainly earned it. You seem to be right up there with so much knowledge - wonderful to read Mary. I hope one day I may be "with it" as well - early days for me now. Take care and all the best with your online journey - kindest regards - Ian
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Ian, it's about knowing your niche, communicating honestly, the web and tech stuff is sort of looked after for us here in the training, so no real big deal for us there ;)
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DannyDaniels Premium
Congrats!
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davehayes Premium
Nice one and well done, very pleased for you
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MiaL Premium
That's awesome! Well done :)
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DTelford Premium
Well done .
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AngieKitts Premium
Hello, congratulations on your achievements.
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whitewabbit Premium
wow. excellent news well done you
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MozMary Premium
lol love your profile pic! :)
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TheBlessing3 Premium
Awesome! I don't have a business facebook page. I will look into creating one. Thanks for letting us know about your success.
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MozMary Premium
they are free, on your personal fb account explore the tabs over on the top right 'create page'
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AlexMi Premium
Congratulations!
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Joel28 Premium
Congrats MozMary!! You've been made it! Hoping me also.....
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StPaul Premium
Wow, Happy for you and keep rocking!
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JoanCB Premium
Fantastic, Mary! Can we see your site?
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