Made affiliate money ACCIDENTALLY!

Last Update: June 28, 2021

I know what you’re thinking ... “REALLY?!”

Yes, really!

I signed up as an affiliate of a product simply because a well known health guru’s emailed information was SO informative that I wanted to share his email on my personal blog.

When I asked permission from the author promising to link back to his website, he told me that there was only one stipulation and that was for me to become an affiliate and use ONLY an affiliate link back to his website.

Naturally, I giggled thinking, “yeah, right ... like I’m going to make money sharing his emailed info with friends, family and MAYBE even a stranger or two.”

Giggling as I signed up as an affiliate, Clickbank asked for a total amount that I would agree for them holding onto until they issued a cheque (yup! I'm Canadian), so I selected $100, thinking ... “there, they can keep the $1.25 or so” ... and the signing up was completed.

Over the years now, I’ve share over 5 different emails from this author regarding different health issues that I’ve definitely benefited from learning about ... and, I wanted my friends and family to be aware of to. I’m guessing that some of those 5 posts are at the very least 5 years old now.

Anyway ... last summer, I received a cheque in my mailbox for $100 (in US FUNDS no less).

My first thought was there HAS to be a mistake. Clickbank MUST have sent their cheque to the WRONG person.

Before doing anything else, I went into my home office and signed into my Clickbank account (that hadn’t been signed into for a few years by then!) and I started looking around, trying to figure an option to be able to ask them HOW I come to receive this cheque.

That’s when I noticed an option in their website menu that clearly shows all earnings. When I clicked on that option ...

WOW! Would ya’ look at that ...

The money truly IS (was, now) MINE!

Hah! I earned $100 ... US FUNDS no less ... not even TRYING to earn money.

That knowledge has (obviously!) been festering in the back of my mind ... “imagine what I might be able to earn if I REALLY tried?”

Soooo ... looking into only ONE other option ... during investigating THAT author, thankfully, I came across Ian’s https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pribs post that led me here ... and the rest ... as the saying goes ... is history.

And now, I’m on my way, learning affiliate marketing the RIGHT WAY ... Yipppepeeeeee!

UPDATE:
And, the following year, I received another cheque from Clickbank!

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NickyW Premium
Hi Triblu. That was good to read. I've followed you as you clearly know what your doing. Your website look great too. As a newbie I may have to give you a shout or two. I'm sure you'll be very successful here at WA and end up going Vegas.

Good luck!
Nicky.
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Triblu Premium
Well, Thank YOU Nicky for your compliments.
Looking forward to getting to know you.
Best wishes for lots of profit for you with your affiliate sites. :-))

Trish
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NickyW Premium
Thanks Trish. Catch up soon.
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Triblu Premium
I'm workin' at it Nicky :-))
Thanks,
Trish
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NickyW Premium
You and me both lol save me a seat for next year. Too late too find a bbq sitter for this year ☺
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annash Premium
good job Triblu!
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Triblu Premium
Thank you Anna.

Trish
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JudeP Premium
Yay, well done :)
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Triblu Premium
Thanks Jude ... I've been saying this exact story to friends so figured I should share it here too so newbies "get it" easier.

Trish
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FHagstrom Premium
What an inspiring story!
Just goes to show that the foundation you lay today may not pay off immediately but, could pay off down the road and setting up that foundation is exactly what is taught here at WA.
Welcome here and good luck
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Triblu Premium
And it's STILL paying off Forrest!
When signing into Clickbank to look through for ideas on a possible niche, I noticed money is STILL trickling in from those posts.

Trish
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FHagstrom Premium
woo hoo! this may be a good opportunity for you to write some new articles based on that topic and link internally to those older posts, driving even more traffic to them
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Triblu Premium
...'cept I've only got one older post Forrest. Relatively speaking, I'm new here at WA. :-))

Trish
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DejanWA Premium
What a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Dejan
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Triblu Premium
You're VERY welcome Dejan,

There are so many new here at WA asking whether there's money to be made at affiliate marketing ... I just HAD to share my story here.

Trish
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