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

Last Update: Jun 22, 2020

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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!


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.


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".

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Recent Comments


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,

Stay well, market better, convert best!

Great analysis Igor and absolutely true!

Thanks Roope!
Best regards,
Stay well, market better, convert best!

Thanks T!

Best regards,

Stay well, market better, convert best!

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

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,


Hi Philip, I'll send you a PM and you can ask me then more.

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.


Thank you very much for sharing this lesson from the offline business world. It's a very good one!

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.

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.

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.

Thanks Alison! You'll get there with consistency and hard work! :)

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!

I love that quote also from Yoda!

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.

I left the book site at some point and it doesn't exist anymore.

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!

Yep! Little progress adds up to HUGE results in the long run. Every single step you take forwards matters!

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.

Great to hear you're committed! That will definitely pay off!

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

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.


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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