Since my family has always been in product sales, over the years I have focused on product more than affiliate marketing. I'm 84 years old now and so I've got out of the product business, but I still like to be on the Internet and so I am focusing more on affiliate marketing.

Recently, I have been working with Kyle and other high performers here at WA to accelerate my affiliate marketing activities. That is where I have been spending my time.

This morning, I clicked on my profile and started replying to the members who have visited there. I have been so negligent that it turned into an everlasting task. I'm trying to catch up.

I have to apologize to all of those who have visited my profile and I have left you hanging. It is not fair to you and it is not right. I will continue for the next day to answer everyone that has visited there.

My son and three granddaughters are earning full-time incomes by creating and selling products. The two that are sending their husbands through college, are selling children clothing that they make and have made by about a dozen employees.

My third granddaughter is part owner of a company that imports materials from China from which they create products locally and sell on the Internet. They recently built a new warehouse to accommodate their business.

My son, who is a veterinarian, is also an herbalist. He went to a conference this last weekend that he had never attended before. He was flabbergasted at the size of the convention. He spoke four times at the convention while his daughters sold $11,000.00 worth of product on the vendors floor.

I have used much of the information that I have gained her to get my son and granddaughters going on the Internet. Being young, smart and energetic, they are leaving me far behind.

There are many WA members are making full-time incomes with affiliate marketing. If you stick to your guns and follow the instructions that you're given here and your own instincts, you can certainly succeed in a reasonable time.

Don't be discouraged because of the heavy workload that is required. Make sure that you are working in an area for which you love and have a passion. If you don't have passion for your work you will find that you do not have the energy to do it.

That last statement may seem strange, but people gain strength from their passions. Think about it and you will know that I am right.

With the demands of your life, you may not feel like doing what is required to succeed. Robert Louis Stevenson said that he never felt well one day in his life, that he never wanted to get out of bed, but if he didn't get out of bed, then nothing would be accomplished.

Time is your worst enemy and your best friend. You might have to find that friend early in the morning or late at night. But if you think about, you can plan your day and your weekends to squeeze out the time that is needed.

Don't believe the gurus that say they work 40 minutes a day to make a great deal of money. It is known that they work day and night and that some of them are not successful. It's not just how long you work but how well you work,

Yes, you need to set goals and stick to them.

Don't stuff yourself with an overloaded plate. Do one thing at a time and do it right. That will save you many hours of frustration.

Get one website going before you jump into another. Nurture your site by refreshing it frequently in the early days and continuously thereafter. Fertilize it with good elements that people need and will want.

Hang in there, Pilgrim! You can do it!

John

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Great article, John. Encouraging and honest. It takes work, work, work. I don't have a problem with that--AT ALL. I just have a problem with those who say it doesn't and expect you to believe that. This is good stuff. Congratulations on bringing your family along, too.

Theresa
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Great ideas John, thanks for sharing
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Thanks for your information. God bless.

Regards.
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Very encouraging post! I am seeing my hard work paying off in ranking! No money yet, but i know that will come!
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Yes, very encouraging indeed, you are very blessed with a great family, thanks so much for sharing, love it, John. :))
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Really encouraging John. I hope I am still as enthusiastic at your age.
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That is a whole lot of good advice oh wise one
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I truly understand.
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SusanAL Premium
You are such a great role model for all of us. Thanks for the great advice. Best wishes to you as you jump into more affiliate activities. You have good people in your corner. =)
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Good Advice John thank you
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Laura, you are welcome. I'm glad you're here.
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Thank you for this post pilgrim. You have me beat by 12 years and if you can do it, I certainly can. More power to you!
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You are welcome, Michael.
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Thank you. Very good information.
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You're welcome, Janice. Good to see you one more time today!
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Hi John thank you for sharing your experiences and thoughts a blue print for success. I like the common sense approach.
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I'm really excited today, Evan. I put a counter on my websites has the visitors to each post instead of just giving me a total number of hits on the site. Getting a heck of a lot more traffic than I thought i was. John
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Encouraging remarks from a WA pro are a tremendous morale booster. WA (aka. Kyle & Carson) ... priceless.
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How are you doing, Dennis. My granddaughter just came home from the Wine Country after being there for a couple of years. My brother lived there until he and his wife died. John
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Hey TJ ... I'm doing well. The landscape is as beautiful as ever especially from spring to fall. But subsequent population growth is a negative ... too many cars and big wheel trucks, going too fast while talking or texting on their phones and following way too close. Not sure old farts mix well with growing population of millennials, lol :-).
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John,

Great blog, and introduction to the new guy we will be seeing around!

Encouragement is all through the story you shared!
Sami
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Hi, Sami! Have a great website! John
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