Make your first $100 online. Then do it AGAIN!
First, may I share a part of my own story and experience?
I believe it helps to illustrate my point to you on a more personal level.
Making your first $100 online is fun but.....
Making your first $100 online WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING is SUPER FUN.
When you make money with affiliate marketing, it's passive income. It means that usually money will keep on coming even when you've stopped working.
In addition, I was super excited because I had finally proven in practice that this process works. I made lots of mistakes in the beginning and my start was very slow as it is for most people. But now the ball had started rolling.
I knew also before in theory that making money with affiliate marketing works but once I earned my first $100 I knew it also in practice.
You know... It's different to see someone visiting (for example) in Thailand than actually visiting there yourself. When you experience something first-hand, it just feels so much more real and tangible.
In addition, I had learned the PROCESS, the SYSTEM that works for making money online. It wasn't just $100.
It was a money-making system that I had learned here in Wealthy Affiliate and now I had proven myself that it works. I knew that I was able to do it again and again and again and again.
And sure enough I did...
And in the same way once you earn your first $100, you will have the confidence that you can do it again and again and again and again... As many times as you want.
Because here in Wealthy Affiliate you learn the system to make money. Not only some "magic tips & tricks" that come and go. Steps that you learn in Wealthy Affiliate have made money for people for almost 2 decades.
So, let's go through the process.
Making Your First $100 with Affiliate Marketing
Because you're a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I assume that you'll be making money with affiliate marketing, more specifically with blogging.
That's the most common path for affiliate marketers for several reasons. For example...
- It doesn't require (almost) any money to do that.
- Google has tons of traffic.
- It's a proven strategy that has worked for 2 decades.
Of course, there are also other ways to make money online with affiliate marketing too but let's focus on blogging on this post.
There are 2 steps to making your first $100:
- Get your blog posts ranked on Google => People will come to visit your website.
- Turn your website visitors into buyers (=Your website visitors click your affiliate links)
Since most people start here as beginners (like I did), step 1 takes some time.
When you create your website, it takes around 1 week to get your website indexed on Google. Then your website starts gaining more authority on Google little by little and as you keep on posting to your site, your posts climb higher and higher.
In this process, you'll start getting website visitors.
Some of your visitors end up clicking your affiliate links and you earn money.
If you are promoting a $200 product for a 10% commission, you'll earn $20 for each sale. So you'll actually need 5 sales to reach that first $100.
You get more and more visitors...
Some of them end up buying...
And sooner or later you've made your first $100.
You've Made Your First $100... Now What?
Do it again!
A great part is that if you have made $100 with your blog, the second $100 will most likely become automatically. And the next one... And the next one.
I'd say that making your first $100 with your blog is at least 50 times harder than making your second $100 with your blog.
For making that first $100 you'll need to go through that whole process.
But when you've made it once, then you can simply do the same process over and over again.
Or you can just wait for a while and most likely the second $100 will automatically come even if you wouldn't lift your finger anymore because you've built your blog.
Obviously, once your blog starts making money, I recommend that you continue putting in the effort because then you can potentially earn more each month.
Can You Make Money Faster with Your Blog? YES!
There are actually 5 things that define your speed.
You can control your speed if you want.
You'll surely find it helpful.
It's Your Time!
- Roope "Make your first $100 online and do it again and again and again" Kiuttu
PS. I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
Do you need any advice for making your first $100 with blogging? Ask below!
Have you made your first $100 with blogging? How did it feel? Share below!
I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you!