$1500 Per Month From $1.00 Recurring Commissions
There's always a lot of hype about high ticket affiliate programs, but I wanted to show you how much money you can make on the opposite end of things.
The landscape of affliate programs is extremely diverse, and you can make awesome money in any niche if you pick the right products for the right audience.
My VPN Websites
Back in the day, my first major success was with VPN websites. I kept this secret for a long time, but have since sold those websites since I'm no longer interested in the topic and really don't have enough time to do them well.
VPN affiliate programs are very competitive. In fact, I was "poached" multiple times by companies who offered me special commission rates to make them my #1 choice.
The trouble is, my websites were focusing on VPNs that can be used in China.
If you didn't know already, the internet is China is very restricted, and you can't access Facebook, or even Google some times. Getting around these types of blocks is easy with a VPN, but China has effectively blocked most VPNs.
Most of them, but not all!
There were a few places who protocols in place to circumvent the VPN ban, in spite of efforts by The Great Firewall of China.
Unforutnately, the best company (the one I liked the best), didn't pay very good commissions. They paid something like 15% commission with 10% recurring, and because their VPN service was inexpensive, it meant that I was only earning a few dollars for each initial sale, and $1 recurring.
However, I got that $1 each month for each customer, which meant that a customer who stayed on for 24 months would earn me $24.
Good Products Mean You Get Paid
I don't know how the exact math works out, but somehow, after about two years, I ended up wth $1,500 recurring commissions.
It was a good product, so people stayed on for multiple years, so although starting out, I wasn't earning much, after some time the money really started to stack up.
This is true of any industry, so no matter what your niche is, you can make incredible money with it. You just have to find the right products for the right audience, then drive traffic to your website!
As a side note though - seek out recurring commissions. They really saved my butt. Back in 2012 I got hit with a Google update (I was messing with links, against WA training, I know), and my site tanked. Though I wasn't ranking well any more, I was still making recurring income, and it kept me afloat for many years while I built new sites.
Even if you think there's no recurring commission affiliate programs in your niche, I'd bet you can find some if you think outside of the box. A website about little league baseball could promote anything from "How To Parent" guides to meal kit reviews so you can save time cooking.
There's always a thread to connect concepts if you are creative enough!
Have you ever heard of that brain teaser about the penny that doubles? The question is - would you rather have a million dollars now, or a penny that doubles every day for a month.
Got your answer? The penny that doubles gets you more money in the end.
I get why people go for high ticket stuff. I've made some big money promoting expensive products. In fact, I had one company send me $30,000 from just two weeks of sales. That's massive.
But what's better is a stable business. I'd much rather have $1500 recurring commissions growing at a steady rate over the next ten years than a single $30k payday. Sure, a big paycheck makes a great ad, but a steady income that I can rely on pays the mortgage.