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My Small Success Story.

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by Markthedude, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    First off, I just want to say thanks to this community, I had a fair understanding of SEO before discovering BHW but that just helped me figure out that some people here REALLY know what they are talking about. And no, it's not always the people with 1,000's of posts. ;)

    BHW has helped me in a few different ways but the main one is providing me SEO tools and great BST services.

    I'm not going to share my method since I'm still trying to make it into my full time income but I wanted to share the small success that I have had and just let it encourage everyone who needs some motivation to never give up and keep trying.

    Here is my screenshot from the month of October. It's the first month that I used CJ and I'm happy that I didn't let all the advertisers rules discourage me from still trying to make money.

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    P.s I want you to see more then just the amount I earned, I want you to see that I have many different advertisers that I'm partnered with. The more avenues of income you create the more steady the flow of income is. If you are an affiliate that is, I can't speak for other industries.

    But don't place all your eggs in one basket, I mean, what if CJ shuts down your account, what are you going to do then? About 2 years ago I was making about $800/month with Amazon and growing. However, Amazon changed some TOS and it effected me directly, I lost over half my commissions the month that the new TOS was introduced.

    I have over 20 different affiliate accounts now, Amazon, Avangate, Plimus etc.

    One thing that I have learned with CJ is don't just apply to a program and simply hope that you get excepted. Take control of the situation and contact the affiliate manger right after you send your application in. Explain to them how you plan on making sales and keep it simple and to the point. Do you like reading essays? They don't either!

    Example:

    Subject:
    Hello (name if CJ has one displayed), I just applied to your affiliate program.

    I noticed that you manually approve affiliates and so I wanted to contact you personally and tell you how I plan on promoting your products.

    (To the point examples)

    Thanks for your time and consideration,

    (Name)
    (publisher ID XXXX)

    Hope this helps some of you!
     
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  2. andrewk323

    andrewk323 Registered Member

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    Motivational story, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. dominateseo

    dominateseo Newbie

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    Manually contact the affiliate manager, now that is a good point. Maybe i will have more luck with some of the programs i submitted now.

    Thank you OP for the inspiring story.
     
  4. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Your welcome, glad I could help :)
     
  5. demongerbil

    demongerbil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    "Don't place all your eggs in one basket" is excellent advice, always always diversify, you don't want to be dependent on someone else TOS and whim.
     
  6. themidiman

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    Congrats on your success. I love CJ.
     
  7. seomerelin

    seomerelin Power Member

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    congrats for your sucess
    can u give me some tip to get success,i really need your help
     
  8. andayiseo

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    How do you drive the traffic?
     
  9. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    Do you use PPC to drive the traffic?
     
  10. szymekn

    szymekn Regular Member

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    Nice story. Didn't know that CJ can work so well. Will try this today ,thanks.
     
  11. WizIMS

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    Nice buddy, keep it up! Work even harder now

    This should motivate all of the people here who are still not making a dime

    TAKE ACTION DUDES ! Just go and make money !
     
  12. moneymo2018

    moneymo2018 Junior Member

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    You did a great job. Its always great when you finally start receiving payment from the internet world.
     
  13. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    No, I just use have Organic Traffic from the search engines.
     
  14. paulpapapump

    paulpapapump Junior Member

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    congrats bro. seeing the mola gets you even more focused. keep it up
     
  15. doonn

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    Well done, I have been worken with cj for 1 year, and now the problem comes, one of my main hosting account was blocked for ddos, I lost 80% revenue. I agree with you, do not put all eggs in one basket.
     
  16. ducs223

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    very inspiring
     
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    Congrats mate, happy to see more and more success stories :)
     
  18. Corrupt

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    Many contacting the advertisers is actually the best way to get approved. I'm from India, and I get auto denied on over 80% of the applications. I just message the advertisers with my proposed promoting strategy and they usually extend me an offer which I can then accept. From over 50 advertisers, only 15 haven't gotten back to me.
     
  19. albertmindo

    albertmindo Newbie

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    Nice and good story.This story motivate to newbies .Can you give me some tips to this type of success.Thanks for the sharing this motivational story.
     
  20. richboom

    richboom Registered Member

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    your happiness is my motivation. thanks for sharing.