I think I had Amazon affs at the time and I was pretty salty I couldn't get any sales the first month, I forgot about the site for a while until six months later the site got ranked by Google on top for a number of keywords. Only then did I see that this shit worked
It took me about 8 month to make my first $1000 online (im talking net, in my pocket).
I did it with a combination of paid to click and data entry and forum posting and revenue share article posting and microjobs and reviewing phone calls and transcription and any other way i could find to make even a few cents here and there.
On month 9 i made $500+. Same stuff, just got promoted in the transcription company i was freelancing at, and got a little better with doing everything.
Its been a slow but sure rise from then on. I mean, really really very very painfully slow rise... but a rise nontheless!