Last Update: Oct 16, 2022
There's an affiliate program that keeps on spitting commissions to my account month after month even though I haven't touched it at all for 1,5 years.
This message just popped to my inbox when I was ordering a lunch today
I wanted to check what other ones they have sent me in the past few months and I saw this:
Then there was this one:
Those 3 commissions were from the last 3 months.
That adds up to around $400 in total.
Why Do I Share This?
While $400 isn't life-changing money by any means, consider this:
- This came from a post that I haven't touched for 1,5 years! (I'll go to update it right now because it still says "2019 review")
- This post has been giving commissions like this quite regularly.
Originally, this post (like many other ones) didn't produce any commissions and I thought it was a failure.
I've touted this message also before but I again want to remind this:
The work that you do today will pay you rewards for months and YEARS to come!
The biggest reason why most people don't reach their goals isn't that they wouldn't know the steps to do it.
You'll learn in Kyle's step-by-step training the system that is proven to make money.
But the challenge is that people have a tendency to quit. I thought also that this post didn't produce any results and I thought I had just wasted my time. But now that it has been live for a few years and I made a few small tweaks afterwards it has generated me thousands of dollars.
Making money online is 80% psychology and 20% tactics.
What Should You Do?
Understand that a lot of things that you do with your online business will not make you immediate returns BUT down the road they will pay you multiple rewards.
The time is on your side in many ways.
As the time passes, you'll also get more data on what works and what doesn't.
For example, I've noticed that this post / program converts especially well even though I haven't put literally any effort for 1,5 years.
So it tells me that if I want good returns on my invested time, I should create something similar. Or I may optimize the post a little bit to make conversions even better (that I'll actually do right away).
I feel that being in this "online space" for a while now has helped to develop that sense of patience that I didn't have when I got started. I was also expecting immediate returns.
Now when I do a certain action, I don't get frustrated because I understand that over the time course the work will bear fruits.
Just some reflections on my own journey and mental shifts...
I believe that experience helps a lot. Because if I say these things to you, they may not mean or feel so much to you.
But once you experience yourself that posts that you haven't updated for a looong time keep on making you money "on autopilot", you'll understand the long-term perspective even better. And if you have already experienced it yourself, I guess that you can relate?
It's Your Time!
- Roope "$195 commission dropped in by accident" Kiuttu
Don't assume that something something doesn't work if you don't get immediate results.
PS. For those people who are still thinking if Wealthy Affiliate premium membership is worth it or not, I want to say that just those 3 commissions from 1 blog post alone cover almost the Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership for almost 1 year. Then add up all the other commissions...
UPDATE: That company still keeps on sending me money every month even though I haven't done anything for a long time. It's pretty awesome example that affiliate marketing works.
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