Does WA Work? Here is Proof my Amazon Commission

Last Update: June 08, 2018

Some of you will know I have been re-working my website that was originally setup to promote an ebay shop I had. Now since sold.

I have been removing the links to the store and changing content to promote products on Amazon.

I have also been following Dylans Training to try and get more traffic to the website and over the last few month have been promoting my posts on Pinterest.

The first few months were slow as you'd expect then slowly but surely the traffic, CTR's and sales have been increasing.

The result a nice wee cheque arrived in the post to lodge in my account. Happy Days!

For all you newbies wondering does it work my advice, keep following the training and putting in the work and you will get results.

PS, I have another $200+ sitting on Amazon coming behind this and everything is moving in the plus direction so more cheques to follow please!

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AngieKitts Premium
congratulations
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Angie
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Normanmelba Premium
I would like you to help me I am planning on selling on amazon, i'am sure you can give some good pointers
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tommo1968 Premium
Sure Norman I would advise reading Dylans training first then come back to me with any concerns, questions.
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GailLowe Premium
Great stuff. Well done.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Gail, its rinse and repeat now to build on the traffic and sales. Hopefully next months figures will be improved.
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ChrisCee1028 Premium
thanks for the inspiring post buddy! although I'm not deciding to be an Amazon Associate just yet :)
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem Chris, it is a good way to get affiliate marketing off the ground.
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Neb4412 Premium
So can I put a link as a load of different products or does it have to be one product not sure I added it correctly if anyone can answer me please???
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SteveMand Premium
Can you rephrase your question so it is a little easier to understand?

A link can link to one product or a range of products, but I am not sure if that is what you are asking.
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Neb4412 Premium
Hey I mean can I do a link for a list if products or does it have to be one product per link ???
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SteveMand Premium
One link can link to either a page of products in Amazon or a specific product.
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Neb4412 Premium
Ok that's brilliant I did it right just no sales yet and one sale had but Amazon said either me or someone I know brought something it wasn't me though so bit disappointing I did argue with them in email not argue just stood my ground but they said that so I give up on that one but will stick to the program how do I look up how much I'm earning on eBay do you know???
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SteveMand Premium
Have no idea sorry.
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Neb4412 Premium
Ok no worries Steve have a good evening talk soon.

Best
Nick.
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tommo1968 Premium
For me its under ebay partner network - reports, run reports and you will see clicks and payments.
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Neb4412 Premium
Ok that cool thankyou tommo and is it natural not to get sales in beginning??? Hope to hear from you soon mate.

Best
Nick.
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SteveMand Premium
Give it around six months to start making sales. That is based on consistent content production and well written content.
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes exactly you may pick up a few sales early on but nothing consistent until you get out of the google sandbox and gain decent traffic.
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Neb4412 Premium
Oh I see Roger that understood thanks sir have a great day talk soon.

Best
Nick.
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Neb4412 Premium
Thank you sir
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Neb4412 Premium
Hey not sure I asked before but do I have to add a list or actual one product each on my website link to Amazon???
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SteveMand Premium
Yes you have asked. You asked at the very top of this thread - scroll back up. Unless you are asking a different question?
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Neb4412 Premium
Oops sorry got memory like a fish lol um yes bit stuck on what you said whether does it have to be one product or can I do a product page link for list of all the music equipment???
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SteveMand Premium
I answered that above as well...

"One link can link to either a page of products in Amazon or a specific product."

If you aren't asking that then please clarify what you mean.
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Neb4412 Premium
Sorry didn't catch what you mean other message and yes that's what I'm asking sorry about asking as on a strong pain killers makes me thoughtless stops the thinking sometimes don't mean to be annoying.

Best
Nick.
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SteveMand Premium
No problem.
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JackieSmith Premium
This is great news Mark!

Thanks for the inspiration.

I will be looking at promoting more Amazon products in the future.

All the best!
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tommo1968 Premium
Hey Jackie, Amazon do a great job in converting sales, you just need to get the traffic to them to begin with.
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ShaneWB Premium
Great work!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Shane
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mosera5988 Premium
nice --- I have received payment for affiliate links with my old website I sold books on I used Godaddy but the WA platform is 10 to 1 better than Godaddy I just wish I had used WA before I choose Godaddy two years ago I made around 200$ a month with my affiliate programs and I would had been much further if I had choose WA.. I am here now and can not wait to see if I can turn that 200$ a month into 2,000$ a month with the WA platform I love this place Kyle and Carson made the best website builder in my opinion glad I finally made it here. Thank god for WA
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tommo1968 Premium
The training is there so I'm sure you can make $200 go to $2000. Just keep building and training.
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DesDrummond Premium
Very Encouraging Tommo!!!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Des
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MixedGal Premium
Congrats. Its great ready stories like this it shows it is possible.
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes, I was pushed forward in my early days by others success stories so I wanted to return some now that I have started to see things work out.
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JohnTurco Premium
Congratulations on your success !

Would like to like with you but don't know how.
stopforlife.com
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks John
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strivers Premium
That is encouraging news
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tommo1968 Premium
I am passing on some of my knowledge to those who think WA is a scam. I does work it just takes a bit of time and hard work.
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Go, go, go! I am very happy for you and hope to achieve the same
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tommo1968 Premium
Same to you, many success stories from you too.
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AlejandraB Premium
Congratulations!! Thanks for the tips!
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tommo1968 Premium
No worries, hope they help.
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shazzaWA Premium
Awesome stuff, hard work pays off!
Well done
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes it sure does. Made a few mistakes along the way but am better set for future work. Keep following the training.
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Rainfalls Premium
Awesome man thinks for the encouragement and tips!!! Continued success
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep following the training
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Jmihedji Premium
Great Job, great message!!!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks.
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Kgaitor Premium
Awesome job!!! Thanks for the encouragement!
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem, nice to give something back.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Congratulations Tom, that is a nice reward for your work and it can only get better.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks your right the only way is up.
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Floralba1 Premium
Good job! Tommo. I'm happy to hear that, this is a good inspiration bro!
Congrats! I'm working on my first niche my feelings are that it will be SUCCESSFUL!
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tommo1968 Premium
Stick with those feelings. Its all in the training. Success will happen.
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nbd333 Premium
Thank you for this post! This was something I needed to see as I just upgraded today!
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tommo1968 Premium
Hey Neetu well done on going premium. Upgrade to yearly when you can as it brings the cost down to only 98c per day. It takes a least 6 months to get any kind of decent results and a while longer to make your money back so going yearly is an investment.
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DanHoek Premium
Thank you for your blog! This is encouraging to me, I am already seeing a little traffic, and now all my content is getting ranked in google. I just can't wait for my first paycheck!
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Roybretton Premium
Keep blogging Dan and you will see results, everything takes time.

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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tommo1968 Premium
Take each little step as a small brick being placed in the building of an online business. It takes time to build a building as it is with e-commerce or affiliate marketing. Keep working at it and eventually the building (website gets built) and starts to make rewards.
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RobertDoyle Premium
That is great! Nice encouragement for those working and hoping to get to the point of earning income soon. Can you not have links to your store, posted products from Amazon, as well as your Store label (along taskbar) on your site?
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cramervod Premium
you can link to whatever you want on your website. He was changing things because the eBay shop he had got sold.
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tommo1968 Premium
Exactly I wanted to get away from the problems of looking after inventory and physically posting items. Affiliate marketing takes all the stress away from that side of things although the profit margins for physical items is a lot lower. I was getting about 20% per item now its around 4% so I now have to make 5 times the sales.
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RobertDoyle Premium
But you can do some of both if you want? Also, just for clarification, which is a higher percent: physical items or affiliate?
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tommo1968 Premium
Sure you can use a website to do whatever. You can sell directly on it send traffic to other selling platforms as I did with eBay or to affiliate platforms. Selling physical items on your own website you can make what you need if you can buy cheaply from Alibaba etc.

Selling on platforms will cost you fees 10% eBay 15% Amazon. Sffiliates on Amazon can expect roughly 4% but selling software on Clickbank you can make up to 75% on the product price. So as you can see there are many options.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Thanks. That helps me in my thinking and how I will proceed.
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Serdinya Premium
I can't wait to get my first payment. I'm still struggling to get traffic to my site but i'm only about three weeks in.

Well done on your choice to change.
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tommo1968 Premium
3 weeks, wait until your 6 months before you see any real increases in traffic and that's if you put in a least 2 posts a week. It takes at least 6 months to get out of Googles sandbox. You will see traffic before it but not until they can trust your content. Keep following the training.
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Serdinya Premium
Thanks Mark. I'm going to give it everything I've got.
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EKaye1 Premium
Thats is great, congratulations. WA truly does work.
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tommo1968 Premium
It sure does, it take loads of hard work but rewards are there to be made.
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kehaiz1 Premium
GOOD job my friend. WA works I have no doubt at all. I also have Amazon affiliate and doing my best at that. However I am made to understand I may be loosing commission because my ID does not appear. I leave you with my url as https://myobiba.com/ to confirm if what I am told is correct and how to rectify it. Congrats friend. I follow you now.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks, yes I checked your site and the amazon tag is not showing. How are you placing the links, you using a plugin or getting the text from amazon?
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kehaiz1 Premium
Let me know how you have got it set, so I can learn from you and do it tight. Thanks
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tommo1968 Premium
I use the plugin easyazon so it's different however it should be you lift the code from the associate page in Amazon and insert into the text option of a post (not visual)
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kehaiz1 Premium
Thanks, I will look at trying the plugin to see if it helps
Great advice.
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TheBlessing3 Premium
Congratulations, good advice to us all "keep following the training." Thanks for mentioning Dylans Training.
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tommo1968 Premium
It was an eye opener for me.
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JulietAA Premium
Congratulations Tom,
More to come in the future
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tommo1968 Premium
For sure, working on it anyway.
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Gracie-O Premium
Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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tommo1968 Premium
No worries, keep up with the training.
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baritonetom Premium
Great! Thanks for the encouragement.
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tommo1968 Premium
Nice to give a bit of success back to the group.
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Happy2Learn Premium
congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
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tommo1968 Premium
No probs.
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Renede Premium
Congrats tommo1968
I am watching the training videos and excited to have the same opportunity and to be able to do the same. Thanks for your info.
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep working at it. It takes abit of time, give yourself at least 6 months but once over that hump you should start to see better results.
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AlanJE Premium
Great success; i must look into Dylans Training, Thanks for sharing, Best Alan
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tommo1968 Premium
It was an eye opener for me. I was getting some traffic and sales before but it really opened the valve.
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SteveMand Premium
So I just checked my analytics and Amazon Associate account as I do every Saturday and I had my first $1,000 order yesterday - $82 in commission!
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tommo1968 Premium
Excellent, I had my first 1000 day at the start of the month, was about 45 in commission. A bit lower than you but great all the same. Onwards to the 2000 day. :-)
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SteveMand Premium
It is great isn't it?! It was only one product, certainly didn't expect that!
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Zarina Premium
This is amazing, Steve! Congrats :)
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Roybretton Premium
This is great news Mark, is always encouraging when checks start coming in or you go to your affiliate account and see the money building!

Enjoy your weekend and may you have even more success.

Roy.

PS. I am now following you!
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tommo1968 Premium
Cheers Roy. followed back.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Mark, much appreciated and well done!
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skmorrow Premium
Awesome work Mark, glad you are seeing some results! Keep up the great work man.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Steve, how's it going your end. I take it you are over the 6 month hump now. Any improvement in traffic?
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Paula6 Premium
Well done and good to know that WA works with effort and time put into it!
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tommo1968 Premium
It does take work but stick with the program and it will happen.
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adreyna Premium
Congratulations! Nice job.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks
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Zarina Premium
Congrats, Mark! I just hit my first $100 for the Amazon website and I gotta say I am loving Dylan's approach. Now will have to wait 2 months for the check to arrive lol.
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tommo1968 Premium
Cool Zarina, how have you been working with Dylans approach, what ratio for info, reviews and best ofs are you doing? I'm always trying to tweak it to suit the big G.

Been looking at KGR "keyword golden ratio" this last week to see if they help me better index and rank. Although I feel low hanging fruit with Jaaxy is still a winner too.
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Zarina Premium
I had mostly best of posts, but hired a writer to help me with info posts. For now it's about 15% info/how to posts, 15% individual reviews and 70% best of posts.

I will be adding more info posts to please the Google people but for now I have a lot of "money" posts. I'm making a few sales every other day (some are small, some are pretty big) but need to add more content for sure.

After our last convo on Dylan's training, seems like CTR to Amazon has increased, so that's good.
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alexjysmith Premium
So epic. Well done mate.

AJ
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tommo1968 Premium
Thank you
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chief14nj Premium
awesome cant wait
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks
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christinebso Premium
Well done! Thanks for sharing.

Christine
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tommo1968 Premium
Thank you.
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mindset1 Premium
good job making the change was a good idea.
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes, the ebay store took up so much of my time especially on inventory. Glad I got a buyer and out of it. Took a bit of time to get everything switched over and optimised for amazon but it was worth it. Just need to keep building now.
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Hollshope Premium
Thanks for sharing. It's good to hear inspiring experiences like this!
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tommo1968 Premium
Glad to have done it.
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bnavaluna Premium
As a newbie, I am also hopeful. Thank you so much for the encouragement.
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem.
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smokeywins Premium
Awesome work!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thank you.
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MessyJess Premium
That's awesome! Looking forward to the day the rest of us start seeing the same results :D
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep working on the training.
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BenjisDad Premium
Great job bro.
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks
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44Tina Premium
Congrats thanks for sharing
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem
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PaulChatwin Premium
Nice one mate. Well done!
Paul
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Paul.
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SnowOwl21 Premium
Congrats man, very motivational to others. Have a great day!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks man.
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CandP Premium
Thanks for sharing and congratulations. We love hearing this as we really believe in the WA platform. We are still in the training stages. Continued success in your endeavors! Colette and Philip
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Colette and Philip, keep working on the training and learning all you can.
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franmoley Premium
How motivating! I hope to be in your shoes soon!
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep following the training and you will be.
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StPaul Premium
Wow really happy for you and your post motivated me. Please keep updating on your success journey. All the very best!
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tommo1968 Premium
More updates to come keep an eye out for them.
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StPaul Premium
Sure thanks a lot!
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LesterGlazer Premium
Congratulations! Always like good news.
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tommo1968 Premium
Me too, thank you.
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DanielStone Premium
Great job,
slow but steady, that's the way .
Keep going forward.
Daniel Stone
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tommo1968 Premium
Slow and steady is how I roll Daniel.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Congratulations, it wonderful to hear success stories.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Karen, same to you.
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for sharing! You are living proof that what is taught here at Wealthy Affiliate actually works and you are definitely moving on up! Very excited to hear about your success. Thanks for sharing with us!
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem, great to feed back my story. Hopefully more to tell.
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RiniThrives Premium
Yes! I am excited for you! This makes me want to work harder too! :)
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tommo1968 Premium
Keep working its the only way to be successful.
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JeannineC Premium
So glad you're having great success. Congrats!
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tommo1968 Premium
More to come hopefully, thanks.
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Priya15 Premium
Thanks for sharing and the motivation!
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tommo1968 Premium
No worries, it felt great to pass back some of my story.
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RichBrennan Premium
Success leaves clues, and here's the proof. Well done, Tommo, and thanks for sharing.
Onwards and upwards!
Cheers
Rich
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tommo1968 Premium
Proof is in the pudding, it will hopefully keep rolling in now I have a clue as to how it works.
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RichBrennan Premium
And I'm sure it will. I look forward to following you success :-)
Cheers
Rich
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Neb4412 Premium
Hope I set up properly as I havnt made any sales yet
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tommo1968 Premium
Shout out to someone to have a look at it. I don't mind if you want to PM me.
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Neb4412 Premium
Ok one sec please bud
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KellyElliott Premium
That's probably the hardest hundred bucks you're ever worked for. Not saying you haven't worked hard in your life, just this stuff is WORK!
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes I have done loads of hours it probably works out at 10c an hour, LOL!
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KellyElliott Premium
I have measured my hours worked to the equivalent of college credit hours as well. In 3 months I have learned so much about web design, writing and video editing. When does the passive income start, this s*** is hard lol
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tommo1968 Premium
Hey it takes a college degree 3 years of work then if your lucky you get a job to explore what you have learned. So if you can shorten that length by a few months or years so much the better.
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dchapman3 Premium
It is always good to see someone succeeding, congrats.
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tommo1968 Premium
It always motivated me to see success stories so I thought I would share my small one.
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kimgwinter Premium
That's great, well done!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thank you.
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DBlanchard Premium
Great stuff!!! Keep it up!!
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tommo1968 Premium
Cheers, same to you.
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SteveMand Premium
Good work!
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tommo1968 Premium
Starting to see movement Steve loads more to do though.
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SteveMand Premium
Same as me. I am checking my analytics and Amazon account on a weekly basis (every Saturday) and for the last two weeks I have been seeing more and more progress. Hopefully it will continue tomorrow!

By the way have you ever looked at Payoneer? I use it to get paid by Amazon. Amazon pay into the Payoneer account and I transfer it to my account. Just an alternative to the cheque.
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Kettei Premium
Thanks for the encouraging post, Mark!
It's always good to see members having success by doing as the training has taught us (and the extra training isn't a bad thing).

I hope your cheques keep coming! :)
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tommo1968 Premium
No worries, keep at the training and it will start to take shape.
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Alomach1 Premium
tommo1968 that's awesome you have really given me hope
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tommo1968 Premium
You are welcome I know its not easy for newbies working on their websites with no reward but it does happen just give it time.
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Neb4412 Premium
Hi that's brilliant can I ask did you have loads of clicks on your site but no sales in beginning of your time cause I've had loads of clicks but no sales in first few weeks??? Hope to hear from you soon .

Best
Nick.
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SteveMand Premium
Don't forget your own clicks are registered if you are testing the links.
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Neb4412 Premium
Oh yeah I know mate thankyou plus I wanna know how long it takes to get first sale ???
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SteveMand Premium
Depends on so many things. Give it six months.
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Neb4412 Premium
Thanks bud
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tommo1968 Premium
For the first few months I was getting 50 -100 clicks with no sales then they started to come. I'm now getting around 2500 clicks per month.
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Neb4412 Premium
Wow thats cool mate thanks for letting me know glad your diing well take care talk soon take care chat soon.

Kind regards
Nick
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tommo1968 Premium
Check out Dylans training on best ofs I found this to really boost my traffic.
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Neb4412 Premium
Thanks bud ill cgeck it out have a good weekend talk soon.

Best
Nick
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edmo53 Premium
Congrats!
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tommo1968 Premium
Thank you
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Shwni Premium
Great going Tommo :)
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tommo1968 Premium
Thanks Matthew
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Stella2 Premium
Excellent! Good for you and thanks for sharing! :-)
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tommo1968 Premium
No problem I know newbies all ask the question.
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