+$2,200 in 20 hours - This Works!

Last Update: March 21, 2019

Many of you who read this are probably just starting out here at Wealthy Affiliate and thinking about questions such,

  1. "Does Wealthy Affiliate really work?
  2. Can I really make money online?
  3. Can I succeed even though I don't have any prior experience of affiliate marketing?"

Let me answer in 3 words: "YES! YES! YES!"

Here's a longer answer in 8 words; "YES! THIS WORKS BETTER THAN YOU CAN EXPECT!"

When I started out here, I wrote my goal that I'd be super excited to make 2,000€/month ($2,275/month) online.

To be completely honest with you, I thought it's hardly even possible. I didn't fully believe I could make it myself.

Now recently I made that same amount in 1 single day! (it actually happened already in February but I wanted to post about it here only after I really got the money in my bank account.)

Here are 5 takeaways and thoughts that I wanted to share with you regarding this nice experience.

5 Takeaways From a +$2,2k Day

1. I made two +$1,000 commissions from a high-ticket affiliate training program that I recently started promoting.

=> It's easier to make money online with big commissions. I started off at WA by reviewing books on my first site. If you manage to sell a $10 book on Amazon for a 4% commission, you'll make only $0,40.

You would need to sell 2,500 such books to make a similar money that you would earn with a single $1,000 commission.

Of course, you need to make sure that that product you promote is worth promoting and providing real value to your audience. I spent 2-3 months first to make sure the program is worth promoting.

2. Email Marketing makes things so much easier in the long run. I was especially happy with this +$2k day because it came 'relatively easy'. I basically needed to send a few emails that made me the commissions.

Of course, I have needed to do a lot of work beforehand to build an email list. But once you have it, it's a huge asset that makes things easier. You can promote products to a 'warm' or 'hot' audience instead of random website visitors.

You have the power to send a email to 100's or even 1,000's of targed people quickly.

3. This is NOT a typical day for me (yet). When I started here, I saw some guys posting that they made +$10,000/month in December and November.

I thought like, "Wow! They're now making +$10,000/month passive income online with affiliate marketing and they could retire if they want." -> completely false thinking!

First, this was a highlight day, not a typical day.

Second, if I want to make similar days in the future, it'll most likely require work/effort and will not come 100% passively.

However, I'm obviously not going to stop here and I'll pursue for more! I know there are many people within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have made much, much more than $2,2k in a day and for them this is just a pocket money! ;)

That just illustrates the huge potential with this 'internet marketing thing'.

I'm sure that at some day in the future, $2,2k will be my typical day. It will obviously take a lot of time + effort to get there. What an amazing feeling to think about it and start working towards there.

What are YOU planning to achieve? :)

4. ANYBODY CAN. I say this always because it's the truth.

If you're a human being and you can read & write English, you can make a nice income with affiliate marketing online.

It's not a matter of whether or not you can, it's a matter of whether or not you will. For example, this week I relaxed too much. I know that if I'd keep on relaxing like that constantly, I'd start sliding down with my online business.

So, you'll need to put in the effort consistently. Then you can achieve anything. Remember also to ask questions from more experienced members often for guidance.

5. You'll most likely achieve much more than you've ever expected or imagined IF you keep on working and never quit.


I know 10's of full-time Internet marketers personally. When I've talked with them, I realized that almost all of them have achieved much more in their Internet marketing careers than they ever expected.

Internet marketing is a much more profitable path for you than almost any 9-5 job. Not only in terms of money but also in how many people you can impact positively and other things.

Even though I have still decades to go on this journey, it already amazes me how many people I can reach at this point.

Imagine that you can literally impact 1,000,000's of lives positively during your lifetime if you use the Internet. That's just mind-boggling and extremely exciting!

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Conclusion: If I can do it, YOU can do it!

Here's a short recap of the 5 points.

  1. You'll earn more money if you promote products with bigger commissions.
  2. Email marketing makes things easier (in my personal opinion and experience).
  3. This is NOT a typical day for me yet but it will be in the future.
  4. Anybody can achieve even much greater results. You can as well.
  5. You'll achieve more than you've expected during your journey at Wealthy Affiliate.

Think about the last point.

Those who are here at Wealthy Affiliate just for the short-term will most likely achieve less than they expected.

But those continue and aim for the long-term will make much more than they even imagined is possible.

I'd love to hear from you now in the comments:

Have you achieved nice results recently?

What kind of actions helped you to achieve them?

What tips would you give for a beginner at WA?

Let me know in the comments below and Smash the Green "Like This" button on the left.

Cheers

Roope "If I can do it, YOU can do it" Kiuttu

PS. Asking lots of questions is also a key to make progress.

So, feel free to ask me anything but before that read my previous WA blog post here with the title: "Ask Questions to TAKE ACTION: 2 Real-Life Stories".

PPS. This weekend I'll be attending a 'Passion For Success' -conference in Helsinki. I'll write you afterwards a review post with key takeaways to share the knowledge and learning with you here.

Stay tuned for that post for the next week!

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RodneyJr Premium
Hey Roope, great post. I have a question. What training program did you promote for big profits and is it something I can promote to make said profits; is it the training program niche specific?

Who did you reach out to in order to make said profits; like where did you promote this information as a means of exposure?
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alan47 Premium
Thanks for your inspiring comments and honest sharing. I have been here 12 months now and have yet to experience any substantial income or traffic but I am working on it and am determined to succeed in the end however long it takes. Look forward to hearing more about your learning and progress.
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TheAdvisor Premium
What's up Roope?

Looking good here buddy, congratulations! Whatever it is that you had done apart from putting time and effort into making these awesome commissions, it is obvious that it worked!

My suggestion to you so that you can possibly scale that, or kind of repeat that kind of result if you had paid for traffic by putting back even more of that earned money into running ads for your business; that way, without a doubt, you may make this possible to be a typical day!

Enjoy your day Roope,
Jose
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I am still trying to build my first website but none of the templates I try are working for me. I just want to set it up to sell Health food and equipment from Amazon, but just not understanding how to set up the website. You obviously are more computer savvy than I.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Robert, I was not super computer savvy but I learned things here. If I can do it, YOU can do it too! :)
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RDulloo Premium
That's amazing, Roope! You're so inspiring!

Yes, I have got some nice results recently back in February with 48 starter referrals, which is my best month yet. I also made over $200 that month which is also my best month.

March has been a little slow but I know that it's bumpy the first couple of months with income. Hopefully it will stabilize soon as I keep posting and working.
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WWei Premium
Hi, may I ask how long have you been working on your site?
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Happy to hear about your progress Reyhana!
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Zarina Premium
This is amazing. I can't wait to get to that level!

I'm in an expensive niche with pretty high commissions but not THAT high. My website is doing pretty good but haven't broken the $2000/mo record yet. But plugging away nevertheless!

(And that's what I'd advise newbies: learn and constantly take action)

Thanks for your inspiration, Roope.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I'm very excited also hearing from your progress Zarina. Would love to read some success post from you in the near future as well
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Roope!

Congrats on your achievements. WA is definitely a place where you can learn all about affiliate marketing and making money online. I am reading and visiting a lot of different online marketers content and programs from other online marketers as well (just for my research of course) and all of them are actually saying the things WA is teaching as well.

The website, unique quality content, video marketing, advertising on social media, email marketing, SEO marketing, organic and paid traffic, be present online frequently and determined, focused, et cetera ...

The difference between slower and quicker success can make only paid marketing and this only if you know how to do it.

So, my goal is to achieve rank on the first page of Google and on the top five positions of it. Best would be of course on the top three. Anyway, until this is not the case I will not go crazy if I don't achieve great success.

I am (unfortunately not the person that I am crazy about social media advertising, although I should consider it) and thus, I want to achieve the top rankings on Google.

For now, my niche is about online and affiliate marketing where the competition is huge and it is not easy to achieve the mentioned results.

Thanks for your great post,
wish you even more success!

Best regards,
Igor.

Stay well, market better, convert best!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Great analysis Igor and absolutely true!
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks Roope!
Best regards,
Stay well, market better, convert best!
Igor
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks T!

Best regards,
Igor

Stay well, market better, convert best!
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Hudson Premium
Hi Roope, thanks for this. Without disclosing the affiliate program you got the big commission for can you tell me (here or by pm) where to look for higher paying affiliate programs please? Those that I have been looking at are paying relatively little at this time, so it would help me if you could guide me on this please. Thanks
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Phillip,

High commission does not always mean it pays more percentage wise. Think of it in terms of the products price and not the commission percentage.

An example would be you could promote canoes which sale for 300.00 a piece or you could promote bass boats that sell for 35,000. Both products may offer a 5% commission but you would get a much bigger commission check from selling a bass boat then you would from a canoe even though they both offer the same commission percentage.

Now you may not sell as many bass boasts as you can canoes but each bass boat represents the same commission as selling 116 canoes.

Hope this helps,

Calvin
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Philip, I'll send you a PM and you can ask me then more.
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GJBDJC Premium
Thanks again, Roope

You are inspirational that's for sure. Regarding higher ticket items vs lower ones, I also learned this lesson years ago.

I owned a tavern and quickly found that I made more money by selling fewer "high priced" drinks than I did selling hundreds of draft beers.

I'm currently learning to drive traffic to my website, so I hope to be fine tuning things shortly. your advise will certainly help with that.

Glenn
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you very much for sharing this lesson from the offline business world. It's a very good one!
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Robert-A Premium
Good inspiring read Roope.
I have to agree with all you say and I personally always and without exception tell people who ask to promote the high-end products with the biggest commissions.

I mean where is the sense of earning $100 for 10 sales when you can earn a $100 for one sale and that is nothing compared to what products are out there just waiting to be promoted.

Onwards and upwards to greater success Roope and have a great day over there in Finland.
Robert
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah, that's exactly the point. That being said, I still promote some low-ticket products as well if they provide the best value to my followers.
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rubyandally Premium
Thanks Roope, I am nowhere near this but it is my ambition and I know I can only achieve success by following the formula. I am learning all the time, I move slowly, every advancement brings 'hidden' tasks and hurdles I didn't know about. Your blog post is inspiring and it is reading things like this that spurs me on. Thank you.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks Alison! You'll get there with consistency and hard work! :)
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SuzaMarie Premium
Way to go, Roope!

You are right on the money with "It's not a matter of whether or not you can, it's a matter of whether or not you will."

Hanging on my office wall I have the saying... "Do or Do Not - There is No Try" - Yoda :)

Keep up the great work!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I love that quote also from Yoda!
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WWei Premium
Great story Roope, I am at just the place you were. I'd be very happy to make $2000 a month. Still working on it but I know it's possible thanks to many like you who share their stories.

May I ask, what happened to your first book niche site? I think my first site has a difficult niche and I"m now putting it on maintenance mode and working on my MMO site.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I left the book site at some point and it doesn't exist anymore.
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Kaizen21 Premium
I always feel reinvigorated when I read these posts. It's so easy to lose your train of thought if you haven't experienced great success yet.

But I keep reminding myself that those small steps towards the great success is also a valuable achievement that allows me to move forward.

Always great hearing from you, Roope! Keep on inspiring us!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yep! Little progress adds up to HUGE results in the long run. Every single step you take forwards matters!
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EdwinBernard Premium
I just wrote a Blog about upgrading to a yearly subscription. It means I’m here for the long haul.

The most I’ve earned online was a YouTube commission for $2005 that got deposited into my bank account a few days ago. That’s how I was able to invest in my subscription.

I’d be ecstatic if I can start off with a monthly passive income of $1000.

Enjoy the Passion For Success event.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Great to hear you're committed! That will definitely pay off!
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midhunvm Premium
Hi Roope,

Congratulations! on your big commissions.

You certainly deserve it because of the upfront
work you have done.

Quick question: If you think WA works, why you
are promoting another high ticket affiliate training?

The core of WA teaching is SEO and other good
training on email marketing is done by Jay.

You said, you made the sales by sending emails.

The leads you send these emails to, have you got
them through organic traffic or paid or solo ads?

Have you provided any bonuses, so that these
people signup through your affiliate link?

I am asking these questions because, I noticed
some people who promote WA preaching that
WA works.

Yes WA works, but the core training of WA is SEO.

But when these people are making referrals through
social media or paid ads(which they are good at even
before WA training), whats the point of saying that WA
works?

The only reason I can think of is this-they have starter
members you haven't upgraded to premium yet.

When they make blog posts in WA shouting that WA
works, these referrals are notified through email, they
read these blogs and are influenced to become premium.

In the end, these guys are looking for commissions instead
of teaching how their business actually works.

-Midhun
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Heh. Well, there are many ways to look at things.

Wealthy Affiliate works and it changed it my life completely. You are free to think about it whatever you want but all I can say that I'd like to share the same blessing with you as well and help you succeed.

And yes, other training courses can compliment WA because they teach things from different perspective
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FKelso Premium
Your first point is one I've thought about many times. I, too, have a lot of books on my site, and I know they won't make me much money. I have some larger-ticket items as well, but nothing that will make me really big commissions. I'm seeking out possibilities.

The other thing I really need to do is get an email list going. i have a folder of names, but haven't done anything with them yet. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do first,when everything needs doing. I'll get there.

Thanks for the good post. You have given us some good things to think about.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah, promoting books is hardly going to make a full-time income unless there's a HUGE volume. Start learning email marketing by watching Jay's webinars here at WA. They got me started
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FKelso Premium
Thanks -- I will. I'm also looking for more higher-ticket items.
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singaompong Premium
RK: Have you achieved nice results recently
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Yes, great people at WA. Many success doors are now widely open because of their sharing/caring

RK: What kind of actions helped you to achieve them
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Follow the WA river flow, get involved to know WA family better

RK:What tips would you give for a beginner at WA
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- your side of perfection is what brought you to WA with all the dream about it, keep, love & never loose it or FAIL (wouldnt find happiness as the ultimate success)
- build a trust at WA, people will trust you out there
- money/wealthy only measure your achievement, not your success. Your success can only be measured by how greatful you're with all the achievement (= even poor people could taste success). If you couldnt even feel any greatful, you're just developing enemies since or killing your own soul/perfection.
- there's a mountain mt. Achievement which top called wealthy and the name for achiever is richman/lord.
There's also mt. Success which peak called noble, and the achiever called: noble man and certified as Die Smiling. Love is the key that make you a noble man, because you will share and care. Love is what you have since you're born, you loose it you FAIL already.

I hope my answer good enough :)
Glad to hear your success Roope, truly happy for you. Thank you
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Wow, thanks for sharing Yose! I like your philosophy that love is the key for everything!
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oscarndayiz Premium
Thank you for sharing

Oscar
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
You're Welcome Oscar! :)
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Eliz65 Premium
Congrats on finding what sounds like a great niche. Very inspiring.
Do you have any suggestions on the best places to research 'high paying' niches?
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Make money online niche/industry has a lot of products with big commissions. One reason is that they're usually digital products so it's eaiser to pay bigger. However, it's also probably the most competitive industry of all on the Internet so that's the drawback.
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Eliz65 Premium
Thanks for the info. I’m thinking of starting my second niche... need to do some researching. I’ll check out Make money online niche/internet.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah. Then I recommend that you focus in 1 (max. 2) niches until you'll make a breakthrough.
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RuthlynB Premium
Congratulations on your earnings on $2,000+ in 20 hrs. I am working hard to do that one day, all the best to you.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Ruthlyn! I believe your hard work will definitely be rewarded!
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skmorrow Premium
Thanks for your inspiration!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
It's my pleasure Steve!
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Cav1966 Premium
Wonderful
How long did you take to build ur list before u started promoting high ticket items? I know u have to build trust with ur subscribers first..so curios how long u took building trust?
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I've sent 1 email to my list almost every day since April 2018. I started promoting this high-ticket product in the end of February 2019.

Of course, I could have done it faster but I just found that program quite recently.
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Cav1966 Premium
Thank you for your response
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EddySalomon Premium
That's great. So did you try this high to ticket product you were promoting to see if it works? Or did you just pick it because it paid the most? I think the take away here is that the same techniques that wa teaches here can be used to promote anything. But it's still important that you promote high quality products, services and companies you believe in. Or you can risk tarnishing your brand and lose long term money for short term fast money. If people buy something you recommend and it turns out to be crap. They'll never trust you again. I'm not saying that you did this. But I don't want people reading this and thinking you should just go out and promote anything high ticket.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yes, you're absolutely right. Long-term gains > Short-term profits

As I wrote in the post, I spent 2-3 months first to make sure the program is worth promoting and use it myself.
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neilc Premium
Congrats on hooking the big fish! Lol.

When I first started affiliate marketing, I thought no way would folks be willing to spend $1,000s on products. But they ACTUALLY do, as you've proved.

The great thing about promoting products with higher mark up prices that offer generous commissions is that you need less website traffic and fewer purchases to earn a decent income.

And when that income's "residual" (i.e WA commissions), it's the icing on the cake.

Today was a good day for me, I made $100 (100% commission) from 1 sale - which is another great thing about affiliate marketing, depending on the niche/affiliate program and products.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Sounds great! I'm interested in which program provides 100% commission, gonna send you a PM! :)
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neilc Premium
Cool! You probably already know lol.
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phil1944 Premium
Inspirational as always, Roope.

After 3 months, I'm making some commissions but certainly not consistently. I'll continue to plug away.

I totally agree that building up an email list is key. What size of list would you say you need to start seeing returns from it?
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
One thing that I've noticed with an email list is that the quantity doesn't matter as much as the quality. I'd guess that you could make more money with an ultra-targeted list of 1k people than a general list of 100k people.

So, I'd say that try to make your email list relevant and targeted. (I also need to improve with this myself.
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Roope. I have a list of 470 from another site but I think they'd be legitimate prospects for affiliate marketing.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
That sounds like a great start Phil!
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CandP Premium
Roope this is just great news!
Congratulations 🎈🎊🍾 to you!
C & P
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you C & P 🎈🎊🍾 🎈🎊🍾
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dragonfly10 Premium
I know if you can do it, we all can. Have fun in Helsinki. I will be waiting for your report.
Sandy
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Sandy!
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