The WA system works!

Last Update: January 12, 2019

I agree with you… After “My first sale!” blog post you haven’t heard any news from me. While working on my new website contents and some programs that I want to apply on my site, I was thinking of updating mentioned post, because I had news that wanted to share with you. Finally, I decided to write a new (this) post instead of just updating the previous one.

Well… After my first sale, I was expecting new sales. They didn’t come immediately, as I was hoping:) After a while (with No news from Amazon), Amazon again started to inform me about some sales. So… till now I’ve gathered “fantastic” 27$! I know that it’s not the amount that pays bills, but, from absolute zero to this point – was a long road and I’m really happy! I keep being an optimist and expecting better results from now on.

As I already explained in my previous blog post, Amazon is a great place to start with, but, my piece of advice is - to move on! You can keep your Amazon products and add new ones if you wish (why not!), but, do your research & try to find vendors offering better commissions with long term cookies. That’s exactly what I work on lately, and, we’ll see….

Why I claim that the amazing WA system works? By applying what I leant in my WA training, I have both financial results and results on Google. These results (on Google) are related to my website organic growth. From just few visitors per month at the beginning , my website today is close to amazing 1k visitors/per month (organic search). That’s a huge success, that I cannot believe myself! And… have a feeling that Google is supporting me:) I have read (once) about that Google support, and am starting to believe it!

This system works! And it works also regarding to our supportive WA community, owners that are willing to help, and great technical support. I will not hide from you the fact that I was being close to quit - twice. The first time - due to a big problem with my previous website Theme and the second time- regarding to my being absent for a while for family reasons and when I was back & “opened” a Google, I have faced a sudden drop of my best –rated blogs from first places – to lower ones. That was a real punch for me, that made me feel upset and think… Luckily, in both cases, our amazing WA community helped, plus, with the first problem, both Kyle and Carson have personally helped me! Their help was precious! Without this WA awesome support – I wouldn’t be here today enjoying my success online!

Final words:

  • Working hard pays off
  • It's important to be patient
  • Contents – is a key to your success!
  • Work on your “low hanging fruits”
  • Search, test and follow your stats!

    Wishing you all the best of success,

    Vesna

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    DaliborT Premium
    This is very inspiring post, thank you on that.
    I started few days ago and waiting patiently for results while working in my site. I am confident results will come in time, and like in your case, small steps are ones that put smile on my face.

    Keep being persistent, pursue your dreams and don't back down!
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you for your kind words, Dalibor:)
    You're right - small steps are the ones that put a smile on your face!
    Best wishes!
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    CarlosGusts1 Premium
    Thank you for following me .I enjoyed reading your personal story as it is a great example of persistence. I also have a question. Did Amazon automatically reinstate you after the new sales? I am curious because I too was dropped by Amazon but kept a few links in my blogs.A pleasure meeting you.
    Carlos
    P.S. I am now following you.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you for the follow, Carlos. A pleasure meeting you, too:)

    Regarding Amazon: while inactive, your Amazon Associates Account keeps existing, together with your data. What changes (when re-activating) is your unique Associate ID - you'll need a new one. You can re-activate your account only if Amazon gives you a green light/ inform you by e-mail that you can reinstate it.

    Hope this helped.
    Best regards,
    Vesna
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    sgregcrx Premium
    Great to hear you making progress.

    I don't really agree with you on the Amazon front.

    Yes, other vendors can offer better cookies and better commisions BUT this ignores Amazons huge marketing potential and trust in the market place.

    There is a reason the other companies offer better terms, they need to in order to compete.

    With Amazon if you drive enough traffic to them you will make money, with others you could never make a single sale as people do not always trust random third party websites. I know I always think long and hard before "trying" a new company. With Amazon, it's bought before I can think about it too much.

    Still, the Key is experimentation and finding what works for YOUR niche and the products YOU promote. After saying all this I don't promote Amazon much as it doesn't suit my niche, but the concept of trusted websites is universal.

    Steve
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Hi, Steve!

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and y/r point of view. I appreciate it!

    I agree that Amazon has huge potentials, that it’s trusted marketplace and so on… No-one sais the opposite. But, Amazon is not the only trusted e-commerce marketplace online. There are also other trusted retailers with a condition to have thousands of website visitors/per month, as well as trusted & popular dotcoms without such a condition (worth trying). I believe that everyone should do his own research and choose the best option for himself/ herself.

    I also think long and hard before “trying” a new company, as you do. So, I’d like to share with you an interesting article regarding Amazon, from my archive - 9 Reasons Why Starting an "Amazon Affiliate Site" is the WORST Thing You Could Do as a Newbie (And What You Should Do Instead) - https://nichehacks.com/amazon-associates-program/

    By sharing this article I don't want to say that I’m against Amazon. I’m Amazon affiliate, too:) And I keep believing and keep saying that it’s a good place to start with. But, you’ll see (here) a bit different picture of Amazon /not so “shiny”…

    Looking forward to hearing your comments.
    Best wishes for 2019!
    Cheers!
    Vesna
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    sgregcrx Premium
    That's is certainly an interesting article, but I think you are taking the wrong thing away from it. It is not inherently anti-Amazon, more anti-total reliance on Amazon and building a site with the sole intention of linking to Amazon.

    This I agree with. It is what is taught here, to immerse yourself in the subject and fully understand it and build a genuinely useful, helpful site first and then monetize it. If the Site is nothing but spun articles linking to Amazon any success will be short-lived.

    However, if you have a good site that is genuinely helpful then utilizing Amazon as an affiliate is a great way to go.

    Of course, Amazon is not the only trusted seller and if you can find the same product with another retailer, who has better terms, of course, go for them. But always put the BUYER first.

    If Amazon is the cheapest send them there as otherwise, you risk them finding this out themselves and losing the sale. If not then use the alternative, or give them the choice.

    Really we are not very far apart in our views, just I can see Amazon as a major long term part of many successful websites, not just a starter program. It should just never be the be all and end all.

    Helping people comes FIRST, as is constantly told to us by Kyle!
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    NWTDennis Premium
    You're doing great Vesna. Just keep the pedal to the metal. Soon it will be 1000 visitors a week. Can you imagine? Working hard DOES pay off and as you have stated ... content is King.

    That must have been pretty cool ... getting some help from both Kyle and Carson. There no other place to be to learn this stuff. Affiliate marketing is simple ... but it's not easy. The learning curve is just too steep. But once you get it it's just a matter of rinse and repeat.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Hi Dennis, I agree with you- there is no other place like WA, for too many reasons. And I enjoy my everyday learning and progress here.
    We're all very lucky to be here!
    Thanks a lot!
    Best wishes and regards,
    Vesna
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    trymetoday Premium
    Hi Vesna, all those of us who have struggled but eventually found WA through whatever means can be nothing but inspired by your commitment and dedication to achieve the results you have, you sound to have now got into a position just at the start of the new year ready to reap the rewards of your past labour's. Best wishes
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you very much for your beautiful comment, Paul:) I also believe that good things will start to happen from now on.
    Best wishes to you, too!
    Vesna
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    lakbar12 Premium
    Awesome work. I am glad that you stuck it out and pushed forward. Don't feel bad I actually stopped working on my site. So, I definitely understand losing all rankings. It is truly a punch in the gut.

    Your post is inspiring and I agree with you on Amazon. I am just now learning to not worry about not getting sales with them because, I haven't yet. I need to do as you said and just move on and find more vendors.

    I wish you the best in all you do...
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Dear Kisha, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and your nice wishes, too!:) It's always nice and beneficial to hear other people experiences, similar or different.
    Wish you all the best for 2019!
    Cheers!
    Vesna
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    ShihTzuSteve Premium
    Well done, Vesna and thank you for sharing. It’s always motivating to hear that writing content pays off eventually.

    I can also endorse that it’s worth shopping around for affiliate offers. I’ve just found one paying 80% on a digital product that I believe will be a good fit with my website. I just have to work out now how l’m going to present it.

    I wish you much more success,

    Steve.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Steve:) Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for y/r nice wishes! I've also found some nice digital products with good commissions and work on them.
    Cheers!
    Have an amazing day,
    Vesna
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    Donna2018 Premium
    Hi Vesna,
    That is wonderful news! You are so right about WA. It really works. While it may take a little while to start reaping the benefits of your hard work, you will start to see it. From my understanding it usually take a new business about a year before you will really start to see the $$$ coming in. That's with online businesses or brick and mortar. So, hang in there and keep up the the good work!

    Here's to your success,
    Donna
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you very much, Donna:) I absolutely agree with you - it takes some time to see your first results. Majority of articles that I've read were (also) mentioning 1-2 years for slowly seeing some results. But... We have to be aware of a fact that we don't invest the same "amount" of time and we don't start from the same level when starting in WA (I know people who already had their websites when came to WA). So, we cannot have the same results or have them at the exact moment that someone has mentioned we should have...

    To your success, too!
    Cheers!
    Vesna
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    Roybretton Premium
    Hello Vesna,

    Congratulations on making a sale, it's always great when this happens and it is a huge web confidence boost! You can look forward to good times ahead, a great way to start 2019!

    I read in your profile and I see that you are from Greece, my wife comes from Thessaloniki, but we live in the UK, we are fortunate to be able to go to Greece on quite a regular basis although not quite as regular as I would like!

    Wishing you even more success.

    Roy
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you very much for your beautiful and supportive message, Roy!) I also wish to you a great 2019 with a lot of success!
    I'm not from Greece, but, live in Greece. I'm from Serbia. My husband is Greek and a long time ago we both decided to live in this amazing country:) And... Thessaloniki is one of my favorite towns in Greece:)

    Wishing you all the best,
    Vesna
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    Roybretton Premium
    It's a pleasure Vesna, it's always good to help each other and encourage each other in the right direction.

    It never fails to amaze me, I speak to many people about Greece that not one person has sent to me that they don't like Greece, everybody seems to really like this part of the world, it's amazing!

    Last year we visited Athens, we took the train from Thessaloniki which was nice which enabled me to see some of the Greek countryside, something that gives me so much pleasure! I have to say that I much prefer Thessaloniki to Athens. We are fortunate as my wife's family live outside Thessaloniki, so we have the pleasure of looking over the fields and the sea at the same time! Having said all of this, we live in a beautiful part of the United Kingdom, surrounded by fields which is full of peace and tranquillity, which is something I really like.

    Enjoy your day.

    Roy
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Hi, Roy! I also have a feeling that there's not one person who doesn't like Greece, or Greek music, food, and so on, and so on:) This part of the world is really something special!

    I love Thessaloniki too and visit it frequently. Live in central Greece, which has another kind of beauty in comparison with greek islands (for example). Life here is full of peace and tranquility (like in your place in England). I have been in England a long time ago (visited London, Norwich, Baths, Cambridge, etc.), and stayed for about 3 months. Have too many beautiful memories from that period of my life.

    Have a nice day,
    Vesna
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    Roybretton Premium
    Hi Vesna,

    It really is quite something that so many people like Greece so much, it certainly suggests something!

    Thessaloniki really is a lovely city, we sometimes get the sea ferry from near my wife's house into Thessaloniki, it really is a great and beautiful way to get to the city, although it takes a little longer than the car!

    I'm glad that you have enjoyed the UK, it really does have some beautiful places to, although we don't always have good weather, having said this, last summer was unbelievably good!

    Enjoy your day.

    Roy
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Hi, Roy! I like your idea regarding the ferry. Sometimes, choosing a slower way to travel worths more. When I traveled to England, my company and I preferred to take an interrail (with a lot of beautiful stops in Europe) instead of taking a plane and being in England in no-time.

    Have a beautiful day,
    Vesna
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    JMatonge1 Premium
    Congratulations Vesna. I am happy for you. Keep it up.
    Joseph
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you very much, Joseph!:)
    Wishing you the best of success,
    Vesna
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    BarbaraN Premium
    Great Post, Vesna. Comes at a good time for me. I'm about to throw in the towel- as he old saying goes. but you have encouraged me and I'm going to keep on going. Thanks for your upbeat words.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Barbara! I'm really glad if my post encourages people and motivates them to move on. Having an online business was never an easy task. That's why it is important to support each other. That was exactly the reason I decided to share my news with our community. This community has helped me so many times and I felt that I owe to her this blog post:)
    Best wishes and regards,
    Vesna
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    lapointemari Premium
    Yay!!!! Congrats :D
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Yay!!! Thank you!:)
    Best wishes!
    Vesna
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    scottyb2good Premium
    Nice work Vesna.......Scotty B ♫
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Scotty♫
    Best wishes,
    Vesna
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    Treats Premium
    Another motivational story~

    If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take for you to see daily visitors and getting your first sale?
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Hello Edwin, thanks for your comment. And... I don't mind your asking:) I'm in WA form May 2017. My blog post "My first sale!" was published almost immediately after receiving an Amazon e-mail, so, you can calculate... And my today's close to 1k visitors/per month is my recent result (it changes month after month).
    Have a nice weekend!
    Wishing you the best of success,
    Vesna
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    Treats Premium
    Wow, that's quite a long time. Probably considered short in a larger scale of things. Thanks for the information.

    I better get to putting out more content.

    Best of successes to you too!
    Edwin
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Edwin:) Agree with you regarding the time needed to succeed. But, success takes time... - it's like running a marathon:)
    Best regards,
    Vesna
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    YasA1 Premium
    Well done Vesna, keep it up. Cheers 😁
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Yas! That's what I was talking about - a great WA support:)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Vesna
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    KenShaddock Premium
    Thank you Vespa, a great share. Helps me.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    I'm glad if it helps, Ken.
    Best regards and wishes!
    Vesna
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    tburch17 Premium
    Thanks for that great advice. I am new to WA and look forward to following in your successful footsteps. Wishing you a wonderful 2019!

    Trish
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Wish you a wonderful and successful 2019 too, Trish!:)
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Vesna
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    Crazyhaggis Premium
    Glad to hear you are on track Vesna.
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thanks for your support:)
    Best wishes!
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    TFitzsimmons Premium
    I'm glad things are back on track, and all the best as your business grows in 2019!
    Have a great day!
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    Vesna2 Premium
    Thank you, Tom:) Best wishes for 2019!
    Have a nice day, too!
    Vesna
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