Another Wonderful Check from Amazon

Last Update: June 14, 2017

In yesterday's mail I was happy to receive my second cheque from Amazon.

It's quite exciting receiving payment from Amazon, not only for the financial reward but for the experience of handling a piece of paper signed and sealed to the value of a certain number of dollars!

Amazon, in spite of all its fantastic products for sale and its technology still has a touch of 'the good old days'. Amazon gives hope that living styles will not become totally unrecognizable within the next 20 years.

Currently in New Zealand there is a TV program running for 5 nights. Tonight being the final of the series of this program by the title of 'What Next'. The program tells us that within the next 20 years our jobs will be taken over by robots. Also, farming will not be of lambs etc, but rather it will be crickets. Imagine crickets for dinner!

I have always been prepared to move with the times. Had I not moved with the times I would not have been employed for 27 years in school administration. However, eating crickets and a robot taking over my websites is too much to digest!

So, that's enough of that... for now!

Moving on, and sharing my experience to help assure new Amazon Associates that, although patience is needed, being an affiliate of Amazon is definitely worthwhile.

In September of last year I received my first cheque from Amazon. It took 16 months to get commissions to a total of $102.65 US

This latest cheque is for 9 month's commission to a total of $132.61 US.

I am aiming for the next check to be within a maximum of 5 months.

Due to the low cost Amazon products promoted on my website the commissions I receive are mostly small.

However, today when viewing this month's commissions, some have been for sales of products totally unrelated to my website, and of great value.

So, to my way of thinking, it is proof that being an Amazon Associate is very worthwhile.

And, what's more, I love US Dollars as they grow tremendously when I deposit them into my NZ Bank Account!

Keep focused on your Amazon Associate's account as the more your website matures, the greater your commissions will be.


Enjoy Your Wonderful Life. It is precious!





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SondraM Premium
I know this post is older, but I liked reading about your great results.

Sorry - I hope that I am never so desperate that I choose to eat crickets, petri tube meat or soybeans that are has been created so that it tastes like lamb or beef. That is only a step ahead of people standing in some mass assembly line and getting injected with a full days worth of nutrition.

I hope all is going well for you.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks Sondra for leaving your comment on this post. Amazon commissions pleasingly continue.

For sure I won't be eating crickets or any other creatures. Rightly or wrongly my diet is based on plant life and it suits me fine.

I hope all is going well for you, too.
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SondraM Premium
All is well. I'm glad your Amazon checks still come. Take care and have a great week.
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GailLowe Premium
Well done Val. Happy days.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Gail :)
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StratosK Premium
Wish you to get many many more!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much, Stratos.
I appreciate your kind words
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Give It A Go Premium
That's great to hear Valerie. I haven't gone back to Amazon yet. My sites don't get enough traffic yet to go through Amazon deciding to kick me out of the program if I don't generate the sales needed to keep me in there. But once I get more traffic, I will reopen the door to being an Amazon affiliate.
Ange
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ValerieJoy Premium
Amazon can be difficult. For instance, I will have another cheque arriving next month, but goodness knows when the next one will be. This month my commissions have been very low, and December wasn't great either. I suggest you make sure you have at least 100 visitors a day to your website before approaching Amazon again.

Nice to hear from you Ange. Keep your good work going and it will happen for you before your know it :)
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Give It A Go Premium
Thanks Valerie.
It's good to know how many visitors a day to aim for before looking at doing Amazon.
:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
You're very welcome Ange. I'm pleased to be of help :)
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Chizz Premium
That's really wonderful. Congratulations:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much, Chizoba :)
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MaxiMos Premium
Nice...
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you, Mustafa.

My apologies for late response. I've just seen your message.

Have a great weekend :)
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MaxiMos Premium
Ok Valerie
No worries...You too have good weekend.
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CowboyJames Premium
Thank you Valerie, making you way, getting better.
Have a wonderful end of week!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you James.
You have a wonderful end of week, too :)
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eosegueraf Premium
Inspiring post Valerie! It comes to show that as your work on your website goes on, money will begin flowing, not to talk about passive income from your persistent work.
Congratulations from México to New Zealand.
Eugenio.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Eugenio for your kind message. I greatly appreciate it.
And, all the way from Mexico. That's wonderful.

Actually, I feel as though I could be in Mexico right now. The temperature is 27 degrees C. I know that's not a high temperature for some countries, but it feels like a heat wave here today.

Greetings from Kapiti in New Zealand to Mexico.

Valerie
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eosegueraf Premium
Hi Valerie, I am at 7°C here in México right now (altitude around 2,150 metres) Best regards all the way to Kapiti from México.
Eugenio.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Wow Eugenio! 7 degrees C is really cold. We do have temperatures that low in winter. I thought Mexico's climate was hot all year around. However, altitude of 2,150 metres has an affect, I imagine.

All the best from Kapiti to Mexico.
Valerie
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome post, Valerie! I commend you for a job well done! Your determination and persistence are thriving and will continue to take root as you grow. I wish you all the best and glad to connect! See you around!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much for your kind message. I appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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JeannineC Premium
Congrats!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Jeannine :)
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Saidako Premium
Hey Val! That's amazing thank you for the inspiration.
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ValerieJoy Premium
You're very welcome Said. Thank you :)
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tka321 Premium
Amazon is something on my list to try when I'm ready to roll, so thanks for sharing your experience and your success with us.

As for eating crickets in the future (or not eating crickets) - I'm setting up a plant-based food website, so maybe that's the solution for you, lol ;-)
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ValerieJoy Premium
That sounds good Angie. I look forward to seeing your website when it goes live.
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Jaybez Premium
Congrats! Very encouraging !
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Joni :)
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Thekid77 Premium
Congrats!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Chris :)
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myscrn2yours Premium
Awesome, Ms. Valerie!
Great news and encouragement for us all.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Leslie.
I'm pleased you find it encouraging. Amazon does work and I hope you have similar experience very soon :)
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Compsol99 Premium
Congratulations Valerie! That's awesome news and I'm very happy for you!
Shawn
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ValerieJoy Premium
My apologies Shawn for not responding earlier to your message left 2 months ago.
Many thanks for your congratulations.
I should have another check arriving early in October. So Amazon certainly does work, for which I am grateful.
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Compsol99 Premium
No problem Valerie! I hope your cheque amounts continue to increase through Amazon!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Shawn :)
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cvandorn Premium
That's fantastic Valerie! Your post gives us newbies hope. Can't wait to hear what your next 5 months brings you.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Chris. At the present time, I'm about half-way to the $100. I hope I reach my goal within the 5 months.

One thing for certain is that Amazon does work well for affiliates, but we need to promote popular products and many of them. I'm only promoting a few products at present!

All the best :)
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ArmaniTol Premium
Congrats, Valerie! I look forward to your next successful posts. Keep those cheques coming in. Cheers!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Armand. Great to hear from you again. I hope all is going well for you.
Cheers :)
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ArmaniTol Premium
Yes, all is ok with me so far. I guess I'm just trying to keep a lower profile these days for the time being. Have a great and fun 4th of July. Cheers to you as well!
Armand
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks Armand, and a great 4th of July to you too :)
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cwelliver Premium
Valerie, what a great story of encouragement and that there is hope. thanks for sharing.

Dr Carl
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Dr Carl for your comment. I greatly appreciate it, and apologize for the delay in responding.

All the best :)
Valerie
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donyutuc Premium
This is awesome Ms. Valerie. It inspires someone like me that this online thing works! Thank you so much for letting us share with this success!

Cheers!
Don
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Don for your comment. I apologize for the delay in responding. I am pleased you found the post helpful in terms of inspiration.

Wishing you all the best :)
Valerie
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ContentBySue Premium
Congratulations, Valerie! Thank you for this very motivating post.
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ValerieJoy Premium
My pleasure Sue. And, thank you very much for your comment. I greatly appreciate it :)
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joerice Premium
That's great news.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Joe :)
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ericpierre Premium
Congratulation Valerie! Keep going!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Eric. I greatly appreciate your comment :)
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Swangirl Premium
Congratulations Valerie! I use Amazon links almost exclusively. I like the program and it works well for me!

Thanks!
Jessica
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Jessica. Great to hear from you and to know that Amazon's good to you too!
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kiliwia62 Premium
Thanks, Valerie for sharing your success and congratulations :)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Sylvia for your kind words. I appreciate them greatly :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
What an amazing way to l start the day! Great job, Valerie!

I'm curious: Although I've left comments on you site before I can't remember if you show the actual Amazon banner as a widget or do you just insert the Amazon links for thecproduct images. I like having the Amazon banner, but 2 people suggested to get rid of it.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks for leaving your comment Veronica. If it's okay with you I will send you a PM.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Sounds good!
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learn2bgreat Premium
Valerie,

That's great! Thank you for sharing. I've been hearing about crickets too. I know there's a protein bar made from crickets called exoprotein bars. https://exoprotein.com/pages/tim

I've heard they're pretty good, too.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Darren for your comment. Thanks also for the information about crickets. Looking at comments on that website it appears that crickets in the form of food are not new. Most interesting!
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BeauAndNik Premium
I know what you mean by the amount growing once it converts from USD to NZD! I've been loving my Amazon chequess too. I have had some huge months and since they are 3 months behind I can't wait to start getting those big cheques in the mail!

Keep up the good work, Valerie!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Beau for your comment. I very much appreciate it. I banked the cheque yesterday and it converted to $179 NZ so I was happy with that. I am really pleased to read of your success too, and it's exciting that you will soon have another big cheque on the way.

May your Amazon cheques long continue for your Beau :)
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JoeBrown Premium
Awesome! Thanks for the encouragement!
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ValerieJoy Premium
My pleasure Joseph. And thanks so much for commenting. I greatly appreciate it :)
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Gerlinde Premium
That's awesome, Valerie! It's very encouraging...
Congrats, Gerlinde
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Gerlinde for your kind comment. I greatly appreciate it :)
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Huffman Premium
I started a new site about 3 months ago now, that is all Amazon, I have been writing reviews and I can't wait to see it mature. I want to get paid by Amazon! Well, I just want to get paid in general! ;)

Thanks for the encouragement booster! :)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Of course you want to get paid Kenneth. And well done for making it clear! Give it another 3 months before expecting too much of your site.

And thank so much for your comment. I enjoyed it and I Iook forward to when you receive your first Amazon payment.

All the best :)
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Hoodster076 Premium
Great job Valerie! I hope you continue with your success and get some even greater and bigger checks in the mail!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Tom. I appreciate your kind and encouraging words :)
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colejaekwile Premium
Wow!
Well done!
I hope that I can follow your journey and collect some cheques as well!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Hailey, thanks very much for your kind words.
I am sure you will collect checks from Amazon. It takes time, but it will happen.
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mickeyb123 Premium
This is great and goes against the experience of many people who have been kicked out of their associate program, like me!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you for your comment Mickey.
I am sorry to learn of your problem with Amazon. I knew of one WA member whose Amazon account was reinstated as a result of having contacted Amazon and asking the reason for their action.
If you didn't contact Amazon after your account was closed, perhaps you could still do that!
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mickeyb123 Premium
I have moved on. I primarily use Clickbank as my affiliate clearing house.
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ValerieJoy Premium
That's good to know Mickey. I hope the Clickbank products are working well for you.

I use Clickbank too, but just for one product.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Thank you for commenting back.
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KMeyer Premium
WOW! Congratulations!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Kevin. I great appreciate your kind comment :)
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happyalpaca Premium
thank you for sharing, I look forward to following you and seeing just what the next step will be for you.
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ValerieJoy Premium
You're welcome Mary, and thank you for leaving your comment. I appreciate it.
I hope all is going well for you with WA so far. I look forward to following you too and seeing your progress. All the best :)
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SondraM Premium
Thank you for sharing your story about what it is like to get paid by Amazon. It helps those of us that are just getting started to budget realistically.

I agree with you about eating crickets. I'd much rather stick with real meat - lamb, beef, pork and chicken. The chickens can have the crickets as far as I'm concerned.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Sondra - Thanks very much for your comment. I appreciate it and am pleased the information is of help.

I'm also pleased you agree about the crickets. Feeding them to the chickens is a great idea. I'll suggest that to the powers-that-be here in NZ, if I get the chance!
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markr0675 Premium
That is awesome Valerie. I too have Amazon but no check yet.
Great to hear you are moving along!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Mark for you kind comment. Amazon success will happen for you too :)
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markr0675 Premium
I'm looking forward to it!
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wendyg53 Premium
Congratulations Valerie,
I agree those payments, even though small, feel great! Your checks will get bigger as time goes on.

Just curious, how did you set up your signature on your profile page. I'm trying to figure out how to do it.

Keep up the good work! :-)
Wendy
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Wendy for your kind comment. I greatly appreciate it.

I'm including the link to where you can make your signature. This link was originally by courtesy of Loes. All the best :)
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you! :-)
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MKearns Premium
Send any tips you have on in creasing those sales my way Valerie. It would be much appreciated!
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ValerieJoy Premium
I will do that Michael. You're welcome to send me a PM and let me know where you are at with Amazon. Maybe I can help!
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MKearns Premium
Thank you Valerie
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ValerieJoy Premium
You are very welcome Michael.
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tinyfarmlady Premium
Thank You for this post Valerie, I wish more people would say if they are actually earning. It really helps to know, when starting out.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Melissa. Thank you very much for leaving your comment, and I agree with what you say about knowing what others are earning. It will happen for you Melissa. Even though it takes time you will be successful :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Well done Valerie that is exceptional news and great motivation for us all. I think that I am in your club a meal of crickets might just be a meal top far at this stage. All the best for the next five months.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Alexander for leaving your comment and your best wishes. And I'm pleased you agree about the crickets!!
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AdrianPrince Premium
Well done Valerie, that's inspiring.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Adrian for your kind words :)
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SuzaMarie Premium
Well done Valerie! Thanks for sharing!
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ValerieJoy Premium
My pleasure Suzanne. And, thanks so much for your comment :)
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amitM Premium
Congrats for the second big achievement.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Amit for your comment. I greatly appreciate it :)
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Tanya6 Premium
Thanks for sharing. Things are moving in the right direction.
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ValerieJoy Premium
My pleasure Tanya. And, thank you very much for your comment :)
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spurway Premium
well done and enjoy
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Sylvia. I appreciate your comment :)
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CraigUKTV Premium
Nicely done Valerie!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Craig. I appreciate your kind words.
All the best :)
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JWyngaarden Premium
Well done, Valerie!
I've just signed in with Amazon. Now I am about to work out how to have it matched with my niche.(books, writing, CD's) and, yes, modern times here too: e-books...and e-readers.
You are doing great!
Greetings from the Netherlands!
Johan
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Johan for your kind words. I greatly appreciate your comment.
I'm so pleased you've joined Amazon Associates. I am sure you will be very successful.
I wish you all the best :)
Valerie
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enebeliuk Premium
Congrats Valerie. That gives me hope and inspires me to keep at it. :)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Yes Rosemary, keep going with Amazon. It will happen for you. I look forward to hearing of when you receive your first Amazon check.
Thanks so much for leaving your comment :)
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laurenjean Premium
Awesome Valerie! I have yet to earn my first cheque. Thanks for giving me hope.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Lauren. It's great to hear from you. Your cheque from Amazon will happen and I look forward to when I can read your post telling us it's arrived. That will be a great day.
In the meantime, keep up your good work :)
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accad Premium
Congratulations again.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Jimmy. I appreciate your comment :)
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pablocortina Premium
Congratulations. Good work
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Pablo. I greatly appreciate your comment :)
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RichBrennan Premium
Well done, Valerie - there'll be many more and they'll get bigger over time. This is proof that the system works if we do :-)
Rich
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Rich. I greatly appreciate your comment. :)
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JPadron1 Premium
Congratulations Valerie! Great job! This gives many folks that are watching hope to build their online businesses. It certainly give me hope to keep working towards my goals. This stuff works and you're living proof. Cheers! Jose
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Jose for your great response. It really does give me much pleasure to help other members, and I'm pleased you've gained something from this. Keep working at it, and the rewards will come :)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
That's Awesome , Valerie, I know it feels good and excited
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much Anthony. It sure exciting :)
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