I Sold a Very Big Ticket Item With My Website.hundreds of thousands of buckeroonies!

Last Update: February 24, 2018

Hey Guys and Gals.

You don't see me in chat much anymore and that's because I am so busy with a new business.

I need to tell you of my latest and greatest success story and it is important for you to know that I am deeply indebted to the Wealthy Affiliate training for my successes.

Of course I learned to make a website at WA and I learned how to promote it in social media and online.

Recently, like last week, I sold a very big ticket item and made a lot of thousands of dollars. True.

I took all of the skills I learned here at Wealthy Affiliate and piled them onto just one website.

Because the website is about a subject I know extremely well, I found it really easy to find ideas for posts and write fluidly. I kept layering and layering the pages and posts and I would have kept adding more and more but the item sold sooner than I anticipated.

Some of my readers commented on what an amazing sales presentation I had made of it.

The skill set learned here at WA included Youtube videos, keyword research, SEO checklists, easy read layouts and lots of captioned and tagged images.

I also listed my item with a lot of free listing sites. I was quite prepared to pay a good commission to brokers to help me sell my item as well... but I found that they mostly copied my articles and linked to my website anyway.

One great little trick I used was to publish a Questions and Answers page...I simply copied and pasted all email enquiries along with my answers. I left off the names of each author but I did email them to tell them about my new posts and that they may recognise some of the info. This became a well used page for the readers.

I always folow the WA SEO steps religiously with all of my websites. Some of them, like www.thecashedupnomad.com just keep ticking along by themselves almost and earn a small but steady streams of income and every now and then I hit a jackpot!

My new local business will be getting the same website treatment as all the others and I fully expect it to be a roaring success, because now I have the proven skills.

If you want to check out the successful website I'm referring to go to www.acatamaranforsale.com

Don't leave it too long though, because I am taking it down soon now that this big ticket item has been sold.

Thanks to Kyle and Carson and Jay and all the old members of Wealthy Affiliate who have helped me along the way. Your information and support has been priceless.

Go strong and go well from Janelle

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Genelda Premium
Wow! Way to go. :)
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Freisia Premium
Wow Janelle, I can see why your website was successful and you made a good sale. You have put a huge amount of work into this. Your photographs and articles are all brilliantly done.
So congratulations, you deserve it and thank you for the inspiration.
We are small time sailors having an RL24 and we won the Australian titles some years ago on a boat called Sasha with a friend who owned a similar yacht. They are 24 foot trailer sailers.
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JerryHuang Premium
This is kinda late but congrats anyway :)
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Elyta Premium
Congratulations!
I love reading success stories and this one is just fantastic. It is obvious from your website that you knew your boats. I really liked your idea for the questions and answers page, it's not something I had ever considered. Such a simple idea but clearly it had a big pay off for you.

Best of luck as you move forward. Thanks for the inspiration for the rest of us!!
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TeamIceCream Premium
Congratulations Janelle! Yes, I know exactly the extend of what you are talking about here (not the same but similar) and how selling that type of item so quickly (looks like 8 months since you started the website?) is no small feat! Well done! That is for sure reason to celebrate - we'll crack open a tub of ice cream on the occassion! :-) LOL!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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linda956 Premium
Congratulations on the sale!
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nathaniell Premium
Congrats! Why not just keep the website and use it to sell another Catamaran? Seem to me you could advertise a new one each time an old one sells, or advertise several at one time.

How did you get credit for the sale? Was it a standard affiliate program, or was it through another type of crediting system like phone number?

I'm just curious how one would go about getting referral credit for a single/unique item like that.
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whitsunday Premium
Hello Nathaniel.
I'm going to give your idea to keep the site to sell other boats good consideration. You may not realise that I own the boat.

My success post was more about successfully applying my website skills than about affiliate marketing as such.

Interestingly, I was running my own very simple affiliate program for this sale by offering a commission (6 -8%) to brokers and individuals who referred the final purchaser to me. No one did.

All they needed to do was to email to me that they had introduced MR. X to my site and if MR X bought the boat they would get commission. It is so simple I don't know why more people don't jump at these opportunities.

I made this sale when the buyer came to my site through a sail boat listing website. I used their free listing option.

Janelle
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow... excellent work, I'm proud of you. Can I use your story in one of my posts please?
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whitsunday Premium
Hi. Please private email to me a link to your site for consideration.
Janelle.
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CowboyJames Premium
Great work!
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bigrog44 Premium
That's great!!!
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TaniaHersel Premium
It is encouraging to read success stories. Congratulations. The website is great. Thank you for sharing.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Tanya. It was actually fairly easy because I know my subject well.
How good is the WA education...so good.
J
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Lazyblogger Premium
Great presentation, congratulations.
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whitsunday Premium
Hey you lazy blogger, thanks for taking a look!
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DWestbury Premium
An Awesome vessel and an extremely well put together site. I'm guessing you're pretty sad right now!
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whitsunday Premium
Hi,

Bitter Sweet indeed! Life goes on and we have a big new project to work on. I know we will be back on the water one day for sure.
Janelle
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mlight56 Premium
Well done ... I have to take pointers from you ... I am in the business of helping people selling there boats in Canada ... great job .... still have a lot of work to do romeosmarine.siterubix.com ... once I have it up to where I want it I will transfer it to my domain name ... romeosmarine.com ... cheers ... Michel
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whitsunday Premium
I wish you well Romeo. Like I said, the brokers did not put much effort in even though they stood to earn $6 to $10 thousand!

You have the skills to do a really good promo for your customers. Keep on giving and you will be rewarded
Janele
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AHohaia Premium
Brilliant! Congratulations, Janelle. It is good to hear from you.
~ Anke
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whitsunday Premium
Hi Anke,
Im still in the background and super busy! Go well from Janelle
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HowardJaros Premium
Congrats Janelle!
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks guys, nice to hear from you. J
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bpais1 Premium
Congrats on the sale, Janelle!

Now, you can concentrate on being land-lubbing business owners like the rest of us.

(Well, maybe not like all the rest of us - since you are a tad more adventurous!)

:-)

Jim
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whitsunday Premium
Ha! You should see what we got our selves into this time! A big old camp ground in the middle of a jungle....and I have satellite internet which is soooo goood!
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MarionBlack Premium
Good to see you again. You're going well Janelle.
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whitsunday Premium
Hi Marion! You have been so much help to me over the years, thank you.
Janelle
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AlejandraB Premium
Congratulations Janelle!
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks so much AlejandraB
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DKMade Premium
What are the plans for a new ride? Fountaine Pajot maybe or how about a Gunboat? Congrats on the sale of a sail. My parents are looking to sell their Venezia 42 soon and become dirt-dwellers soon enough as they are just getting up in age now. They have lived their dream so it's time for the next stage and retire in some paradise country, buy some land, build and sip rum'n'cokes with no white mice.
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whitsunday Premium
I'm not really into plastic boats!
Im busy setting up a glampers paradise in the jungle of north Australia tropics. Cool huh!
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Timoy Premium
Congrats! Janelle
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jwlewis777 Premium
A very big congrats to you and its very exciting to see someone benefit as big as this! Very great news!

Thank you for the update and information!!

:)
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laurenjean Premium
Janelle, that is AH-MAZING news!! I am so excited for you!! What a brilliant idea! Thanks sooooo much for sharing. Definitely going to check out your site!!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Fantastic for you!

Jeff
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Jeff. There are so many great skills to be learned from WA and the amazing community support is awesome.
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nudge1969 Premium
Nice work!
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