Takeaways from a $3000 Week

Last Update: November 17, 2020

A year ago..

I was clueless about what the heck affiliate marketing is all about when doing some in-depth research online about how all this works.

I discovered affiliate marketing by chance upon researching for ways online on all the methods to make money online after failiing terribly at my dropshipping business.

Not only wasted so much time, but thousands of dollars in paid ads and refunds.

After researching all the different ways of making money online, affiliate marketing made the most sense with me.

Why I Chose Affiliate Marketing

  • Mistakes are Cheap. If you screwed up anything, whether it's your blog post, youtube video or facebook marketin, pinterest, etc.. You can always test out new strategies. It's not like you parked $10 000 in inventory and you're stuck with it.
  • You Can Solely Focus On Learning & Mastering Marketing & Sales Skills without bothering about the logistics and still make full-time income from it.

etc... What are the reasons you chose to do affiliate marketing?

I got a couple of other affiliate commissions emails too, some are Wealthy Affiliate Commissions.

But this is just an example as to show what's really possible with affiliate marketing.

This isn't to brag or anything. But I just wanted to shed some light to members here who are struggling now.

It Wasn't All Rosy

Truth to be told, I tried learning & doing affiliate marketing from free resources online but it didn't go so well.

I came across Wealthy Affiliate in late 2019 and joined yearly premium membership. But 5 months into the journey, realised I hated having to write 1000+ words content daily about things I don't really give a shit about.

Especially as I'm someone with ADHD, it was just nearly impossible.

What If You Dislike Writing?

For me, I personally do not cannot push myself to write about things I don't have any interest about.

That was a huge mistake I made in the beginning.

So if you find youself struggling to create content, either change your niche to something you at least have an interest in,

Or change your Strategy. Maybe writing isn't for you at all? Only you know yourself best.

But if you hate writing, does it mean it's game over for your affiliate marketing business?

Absolutely Not.

There's a ton of top dogs in WA crushing it not only from blogging, but from doing Youtube, Pinterest, etc.

There's a ton of training here you can follow aside from Blogging.

My Takeaways from My $3000 Week:

  • Find The Vehicle That Works Best With You

Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, SEM, etc... There's a training for those in Wealthy Affiliate. Focus on 1 traffic platform at a time before diversifying. Don't try to spread yourself over multiple platforms at a given time.

For me, I gotten most results from Facebook. What's yours?

  • Have A Clear Plan/Strategy

    The saying is true. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I was doing affiliate marketing back in the days like a headless chicken running around.

    After I came up with a clear strategy and goal, it's when results started coming in.

    • Clickbank/JvZoo Cluster

    Find private affiliate programs out there and don't just cluster around where everyone is clustering.

    Clickbank, JvZoo, Warriorplus.. All the typical places affiliate marketers hang around.

    **Btw I don't like the products from those places, most of them are crap and wouldn't recommend it to my audiences.

    Find private affiliate programs in your niche, or at least go affiliate networks that have good quality products.

    • Don't Suffer In Silence

    I used to try finding answers all by myself and giving up if I can't seem to overcome the challenges.

    Start asking the community, ask your personal mentor. Get it right.

      • MMO Niche is NOT Saturated

      Honestly, I used to think this way as well. But what I've discovered is that the MMO Niche is indeed oversaturated with people who don't know what they're doing.

      Jokes aside, a clear plan & strategy, and staying in the game long enough will seperate you from the common 99% who dabble & quit.


      Are you stuck in a rut with affiliate marketing currently? Hope this has shed some light as it did for me while I was stuck.

      Let me know your thoughts on this

      Your friend,

      Cheng Kiat

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      LiliB31 Premium
      Yes, I've been a bit stuck lately. I know I just need to stick to a blogging schedule. I've just started to see clicks and almost all my blogs have been indexed even my poem and two of my three product reviews.

      I'm not in any hurry to make money. My busy life is getting in my way of blogging. I really need to organize myself better. Your post here is motivating.

      WA never fails to deliver inspiration if I just want to check out what successes others are having. Thanks for providing an excellent takeaway. :)
      tck7 Premium
      Glad this helped! Yeah just find and do whatever that suits your schedule!
      szeeman Premium
      This is super amazing that you have been able to achieve this so quickly. You made me super curious what kinds of products provides you with a $1000 a pop. Very interesting indeed.

      I also found what you mentioned about JvZoo, Warrior Plus etc. interesting and to be true, as a lot of product creators there are not interested in continuing to support their products. They are just into making a quick buck and then disappear and along with this your effort in promoting their products as an affiliate also disappears along with it.

      There are some gems though, but I will agree that they are rare. Your comment on this was really helpful to get me to steer my mind away from concentrating on those particular launches.

      I will indeed follow your journey to see what I can learn from you.

      Kind regards
      tck7 Premium
      Hey Schalk,

      There are various products that pays commissions in the thousands.

      Like maybe you promote a physical product that cost 5 figures like a Rolex watch or promote a digital product that cost roughly $2k that gives 40% commissions or more.
      szeeman Premium
      Will certainly investigate. Many thanks! Maybe it was me limiting myself in thinking - whom got that kind of money to spend on luxuries, but clearly loads of people out there that has that kind of money and willing to spend it.

      I was maybe also thinking with high priced tickets you really need to get your target audience you are promoting to right. However, maybe due to many marketers having that kind of mindset it may in fact lead to less competition for those promoting high ticket products.
      tck7 Premium
      Yeah man. Some people (like me) just want the best and would be willing to pay!
      Danpat55 Premium
      Willing to pay what? Some of us are just raw and new. Thanks
      tck7 Premium
      Hi Patterson,

      What I meant was that people prefer paying more for higher quality products.

      Which in turn, pays you more commissions when you make that sale for the higher ticket product.
      KRojas Premium
      Those are some mighty fine takeaways Cheng.

      So many lose momentum and fade away in every niche.

      The only reason I've done this is because I decided to focus on other opportunities. There is a whole another world to reselling when it comes to veblen goods. They are an oddity.

      Also a lot of the opportunity within my niches aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Even if more competition arrives they can't run a publishing program like how I would.

      Exactly what you said "Jokes aside, a clear plan & strategy, and staying in the game long enough will seperate you from the common 99% who dabble & quit."

      Thanks for the reminders. Congrats on the wins, keep them coming.
      tck7 Premium
      Yeah man. Always have the abundance mindset🙌🏻
      YvonneBray Premium
      Great blog Cheng Kiat, thank you for sharing.
      cookins25 Premium
      Congrats Cheng keep up the great works! :)