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6 years and the dream is real (Affiliate marketing success)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wuptii, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. wuptii

    wuptii Junior Member

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    Hello.

    First i would like to say thank you to everyone here who has been apart of this or has comtributed in any way. (no names will be mentioned, you know who you are)

    Some of you might remember my first real success that i posted back in 2009 ( http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/119054-webshop-making-100-600-day.html )
    To conclude that story here, i sold the webshop along with all the products and client informations.

    After that i thought i learned alot and wanted to try out some of the "make money fast" schemes (I'm calling these schemes because i was never able to make a steady income of these, and was seen though my eyes basicly a waste of time and money) that did not work in the ways i had hoped.

    So i started looking into more legitimet ways to earn money online.

    One of the things i found out over these past 6 years is that you need to have money to make money, it does not matter if its a webshop or affiliate marketing, you need something to invest.

    So i started creating a affiliate website in the kitchen niche in Danish (My native), and wanted to collect as much information about the best products in the niche.

    I searched for test, videos, images, product descriptions, did price comparrisons for each product (Nobody else had done something similar in this niche)

    Within the first couple of months the website started to make an income, it was not much, but every single penny the website earned, i reinvested into it. What did i reinvest in you ask? Well everything from logo, infopgrahics, custom programming, ect. pretty much everything i was not able to do myself, but i wanted done to the website to make it even better and give more value to the visitor.

    This went on for more than a year, still reinvesting everything the website earned. The amount of money that was earned and reinvested was around $10.000-15.000 the first year.

    After the first year the income started to grow and i started some new affiliate websites, applying the same "rules" and the method of building the site.

    Now 6 years after i started doing internet marketing, i am living off my affiliate websites, earning an as passive 6 digit income as i think is possible. I just made an deposit for a house in sourthn Spain, looking out over the water. I will be moving there with my girlfriend of the 1. Oct.

    This was my first dream when i started with IM, and i have achived it. Not alone, i had alot of help down the road, but i am so proud to tell this story.

    Once again i want to thank everyone that has helped me down the road. If you have any questions i would be happy to answer them.
     
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  2. intiims1132

    intiims1132 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Big questions :D
    On average, how much hours do you work per day?
    Great story :) My dream is similar, also about the spain :D
     
  3. lawton

    lawton Regular Member

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    Congrats! It doesn't happen over night but I'm glad you stuck it out and are now reaping the rewards!
    Now it's time to become Jr Vip!
     
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  4. K.H.R

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  5. wuptii

    wuptii Junior Member

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    Tbh. its very different, some days i dont work at all, only check the given days income, but sometimes i need/want to change things, add things, order content/graphics, ect. but i try to keep it under 20 hours a week, this gives me time to enjoy both life and work.
     
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  6. Janbanan

    Janbanan Registered Member

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    Sounds great man. I'm happy for you :) especially since you are also from scandinavia!

    I just hope i too canbe that sucessfull with my IM career :)
     
  7. t0mmy

    t0mmy Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good stuff OP this is what it's all about! Can only see things getting better too with the mindset you appear to have.

    You'll love Spain.. been living there on and off for years, just recently moved back permanently. Best of luck with the move and give me a shout if you need any info regarding here.
     
  8. wuptii

    wuptii Junior Member

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    Thank you all very much.

    Tommy, i'll send you a pm :)
     
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    Very inspiring OP. Kudos to you. I wish to see the same success with myself. This was a great motivation. All the best moving into your new place :)
     
  10. Paper-Boy

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    Working under 20 hours and earning 6 figures a month?

    Way to go!

    Congrats OP!
     
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  11. karimneo

    karimneo Junior Member

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    Totally agree with you! thanks for the share, which you the best!
     
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    Nice to see when folks come back to update!
     
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    Congrats - an inspiring post to someone who has recently joined the forum! Wishing you the best in Spain!
     
  14. wuptii

    wuptii Junior Member

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    I think you misunderstood something i wrote, its 20 hours a week with 6 figures in a year. :)

     
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    Happy to see a fellow Black Hatter succeeding in life :) Great achievement OP, be proud of what you're doing!!

    Way To Go!!
     
  16. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    OMG, this is amazing! So glad to hear your dream came true.
    Enjoy it now. You made it, man! You did what most of us in here crave for. Congrats!! ;)
     
  17. enovator

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    Congrates man, you are right, it takes money to make money
     
  18. HoneyHelper

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    Great story man.....really motivated me ;)
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS man!

    I'm really happy to have read this post!
     
  20. tee4table

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    well good on you buddy, most of the people only dream