I first started attempting to earn money online in 2003 by setting up a drop shipping business on eBay.
Pretty ahead of my time aye?
The only problem?
I had no idea what I was doing and was trying to sell items that cost me hundreds of dollars EACH; things like body kits for cars.
Eventually I moved on to selling bracelets which earned me a few hundred bucks total before I decided it was too much work for such little reward.
Frustrated and still stuck working a low paying job I soon learned about “private label rights.”
This seems like a GOLD MINE to me so I snatched up master resale rights to a little e-book that taught people how to create their own natural dog treats.
Within a few days I had my own web site selling my own e-book for $2.95.
I used Overture ads (later purchased by Yahoo) to run traffic and bid a “measly” $1 per click thinking that surely everyone who landed on my page would buy it at just $2.95.
It took all of a week for me to lose hundreds of dollars and again throw in the towel.
It was about that time that I stumbled across a little website called Ryan’s Review.
It was authored by some college kid in Indiana named Ryan Moran.
(Yep, THAT Ryan Moran of FreedomFastLane.com but way back before he was running a million dollar a month business!)
This has to be 2005 or 2006 maybe.
Ryan was teaching something totally different than what I had seen in the past.
He was teaching this thing called “affiliate marketing” and it sounded pretty darn easy.
I mean, the way I saw it, if some silly college kid from Indiana could make a full time income doing it I should be able to do it too, right?
I was as successful at affiliate marketing as every other business I’d attempted in my life.
(Probably because I was constantly trying to take short cuts instead of just following the stuff guys like Ryan were actually teaching)
Over the next 5 or so years I spent thousands of dollars on advertising, training, etc, all of which resulted a few hundred dollars in sales TOTAL.
It wasn’t until 2011 that I FINALLY figured out how to make SERIOUS money as an affiliate marketer.
By September of that year I was earning THOUSANDS of dollars per week in affiliate commissions by promoting simple little $7-$17 products on the Warrior Forum.
Remember, we’re talking NET here not gross.
In fact, one of the little $9 products I promoted in November of that year resulted in over $10,000 commissions by itself!!!
So what the heck was different?
How did I go from making a few hundred bucks over the course of YEARS to earning thousands of dollars per week?
Its easier if I just SHOW YOU so check out the video below:
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