+$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


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.

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.

Hi Robert, I was not super computer savvy but I learned things here. If I can do it, YOU can do it too! :)

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.

Hi, may I ask how long have you been working on your site?

Happy to hear about your progress Reyhana!

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.

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

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!

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