After some days off the computer, spending time with my family and friends, I had a quick check of my inbox last night. And there it was: a mail stating that I earned a commission! I logged into my affiliate account to verify the good news. And yes, I showed the same commission of 8 $. Not a big amount of money, but one with a huge meaning to me! That's the breakthrough I' ve been looking forward to since I dove into affiliate marketing in October 2012. I knew that it was gonna happen. I just didn't know when.

After I joined WA and started the certification courses two or three weeks ago I realized how random my approach has been up to that point. It was clear why the traffic of that site is so low (under 20 visitors per day). But just in a moment when I didn't expect it, my first commission came in, and it came from from a short, untargeted blog post.
Thinking of what must be possible with a strategic, organized and targeted approach makes
me all excited!

What a great motivation boost:-)
Marc
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Clarie Premium
Hi there. I'm liking these comments throughout this discussion. It's encouraging : )
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jharasayda66 Premium
Hello? Congratulations on your success. Just a question , how is the business nowadays? are yo making more money now after a year? I will like to hear your comment .
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks Veronica:-)
My business, one year later, is bringing in some constant money. About $100 a month. Still (by far) not enough to live from, but I'm well on my way to meet my goal for this year, which is €100 a month (aprox. $130).
I'm moving slowly due to time limitations, but I'm moving in the right direction:-) And I have now total confidence that the whole online marketing thing works:-)

Good luck on your own path to freedom:-)
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donhood Premium
Congratulations. Marc!
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks, Don:-)
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lindasea Premium
Hello Marc! How wonderful that you have seen the power of WA for focusing attention and progress. I hope things are going well for you as you continue through the lessons and building something that will allow you to be home for and with your family. Big KUDOS for that decision. Linda C.
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks for the kind words, Linda. I'm moving forward sloooowly, but I'm moving forward:-) My dayjob still takes a lot of time, so I'm going the route of microsteps.
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Free2BMe Premium
That's just awesome! Congrats to you and your bright future!
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks a lot, Denise!
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MyJobKiller Premium
Congrats , sounds like more is on the way ...
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks, Anthony! And yes, more commissions are coming in like tiny drops in a big barrel. I'm looking forward for the drops getting more and bigger:-)
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bigbob102 Premium
Well Done Congrats Mike I know how it felt when i received my first commision.
it is messages like yours that keeps us going keep up the good work and see you at the top.
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks Bob!
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cld111 Premium
Congrats on your first commission. Isn't that such a good feeling?
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks! And yes, it's a great feeling.
But I still have to find out how to repeat that success on a regular basis. I'm not there yet.
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cld111 Premium
One step at a time... :)
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SerainaLee Premium
That is Awesome! This is exactly what I needed to see to get motivated this week. Life gets busy and I seem to get caught up in it a lot lately. Just when I am making excellent progress with this stuff, I find a new distraction. Congrats and keep up the great work!
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks! And yes, it's easy to get caught up by daily, trivial (or at least trivial looking) stuff. Distractions everywhere! Keeping focused is also one of my hardest challenges.
Don't give up! Try again and again!
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wanie Premium
congrats on your commision...:-)
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MikeyB Premium
what was the 8 for, a product, a link, what??
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Shaquinho Premium
It was a hardware product. Some geeky flash storage device:-)
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MikeyB Premium
woo hoo thats awesome, thats what we like to hear....
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That is soooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooool. Congratulations. I am happy for your success. Keep going:)
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Shaquinho Premium
A big THANK YOU goes out to all of you! (I would have written it in bold letters and put some hearts and flowers around it, if I could). I'm frankly overwhelmed by the number of encouraging comments. This gives me even more motivation!

I would like to answer each of you personally, but as you are so many I'll try it that way:

To those, that are still waiting for their first commission: Just go ahead and don't think too much about your first commission. When you work and apply what you learn, you will get it one day or another. When you follow certain rules there is no way around it.

And to those who are already experienced: It means a lot to me to get encouragement from persons who have already traveled a good distance on that road. You've been through all that stuff we beginners still have to go through and a lot more. Your success shows us, what's possible!

Thanks to all of you!
Marc:-)
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luppino Premium
congrats on your commission. I have been at it for almost 2 weeks and I'm a little impatient. here's to many more for you!
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lanesamarie Premium
It felt good right? Congrats!
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Cassierica Premium
Congrats! I am looking forward to my first commission. Had my first website built one month ago.. =)
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wendyk Premium
awesome!
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Renewal Premium
The first one is always the sweetest. Go get em fella!
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KleeClay Premium
Thanks for sharing that with us! I completely understand how important and exciting that 8 bucks is to you. Congratulations!
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Aviator Mike Premium
Nicely done! It's the small successes that keep us committed and reaching for the home runs. Congrats!!!!!!

Cheers,
Mike the Aviator
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The McKenzie Premium
Just what I needed. Newbie myself.
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Jackiex4 Premium
Oh congratulations. I can't wait for mine! I'm sure you will get more and more. Jackie x
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caylynn Premium
One and many more to come by applying what your are thinking IS possible. Great job!
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Labman Premium
Congrats. I think my first one was 8 cents so bask in the glory. May you see many more with an organized approach.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Congrats! First commission is a big one, if you can do it once you can duplicate it a lot! Keep at it:)
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JNeo77 Premium
Marc, that rocks! Keep us posted, Bro.
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Lili D Premium
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your first success with us! This is so encouraging!
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tommydillard Premium
Congrats I know how you feel it is awesome
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kaliinozarks Premium
Awesome Marc! You keep me going, pal!

Kali
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georgejhaas Premium
Congratulations! Reaching your first sale is tremendous. I can remember mine and how excited I was and shared it with everyone. Keep up the good work. Following the courses here at WA will make you even more successful in the future. Good luck!
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7GreenLegs Premium
That is very inspirational, thanks for posting your success it's given me the encouragement and boost I need to press forward.
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SusannaD Premium
I am so happy for you. I know that's a great feeling. It gives me inspiration and something to looking forward to as well.
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RonnyG Premium
Great...Fantastic...Nice going...if you can do it once you can do it thousands of times...
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Chris Lee Premium
Congratulations. All your dreams seem possible now right? It's a great feeling! I wish you all the success! :))
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Alan Hocking Premium
Cool! Onwards and upwards!
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Travlr413 Premium
Congrats. Wishing you success
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emerald860 Premium
Congratulations! Great post! Very inspirational! Here's to many more!
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TonyRidgeway Premium
Congratulations! I hope that your first leads to many many more. Keep it up!
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veronica.l Premium
Congratulations, the first one is the best!! You doubled the amount I earned on my first sale :) Congrats and keep up the good work!!
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wtbee2013 Premium
Whooohooo! is right that is so awesome. Great job. I know it would be hard not to share a neat thing like that.

But anyway thanks for sharing. What a great motivation boost for all of us.

; O)
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MizzScott Premium
Wow. Congrats!
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7948Diane Premium
I'm happy for u.
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medic Premium
nothing better than getting those motivation boosts... waiting for my first boost but congrats and hope it continues well done :)
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