As promised in my previous post, I’m going to give you a glimpse into my life and income during the days when I could genuinely wear the name “Super Affiliate.”
I am and have been a full-time work at home mom. For me this was a choice about lifestyle – about being at home, raising my twins, being the best mother I could be while living the life I wanted to live.
I’ve always believed nothing inspires success quite like necessity and nothing screams necessity quite like having the full responsibility of raising two kids entirely on your own.
What I’ve enjoyed most about my work at home, super affiliate lifestyle has been the ability to pick up and go anytime my kids needed me. If they had a ball game, I was there. If they had a wrestling match, I was there. If they were sick – I took care of them. Even when it comes to my parents and now my wonderful (read amazingly responsible AND employed) husband – I am there, anytime they need me.
When I began working from home, my twins were 5, now they are 17. I walked out of my job sometime the last week of June and never looked back. While my income now is a fraction of what you are about to see – my quality of life is much better and with that, I’m very happy!
Here are a few screenshots a grabbed from my PayPal account during 2008. All these show are the totals I received in that account. What is now showing are the checks and automatic deposits I received.
And when I pulled all the payments received into an Excel spreadsheet – totaled them all together I came up with this…
That total is $90,197.59
Looking at the overall financial picture of that year, one can easily consider that to be a very successful year. Everyone is different though – and their definition of success is just as unique as their own set of goals for both life and finance.
This post is not designed to be boastful, but rather to share with you that you can make money online. As much or as little as you want. I have supported myself, my kids (and a bum for 5 years) over the course of 12 years – so if I can do it, I know you can do it.
Once people learn that I make my living online, they want to know where my income comes from. The truth is, my income comes from many sources. I have several niche affiliate sites and pen names to match. It’s as simple as setting up an email that matches the niche then adding that email address to your PayPal account.
Some of my income sources include affiliate commissions, advertising, short low-cost reports that are micro-niche based and of course from Affiliate Marketing.
One of the key elements in my personal successes was my decision to purchase Rosalind Gardner’s Super Affiliate Handbook. I waffled for weeks, bouncing back and forth, trying to find justification in spending that $47. When I finally did, I printed the entire book and placed it in a 3-ring binder. I read it once all the way through – then read it again armed with a highlighter. Since making that purchase, I have referred back to my Super Affiliate Handbook time and again.
This week is all about PROOF – so with that, my next post will be to share photos of my own copy of Super Affiliate Handbook, complete with all the orange highlighter tracks and notes I’ve managed to accrue over the years. My original go-to copy is several years old and has been the one constant reference item I have grown to rely on.
You can order a a paperback version of Super Affiliate Handbook from Amazon.com for a slightly higher price. The pitfall to this purchase option is that you won’t get log-in access to download updates. The digital version is updated frequently!
Rosalind and her Super Affiliate Handbook have been around since 2003. There have been continual updates & revisions made available for buyers ever since. Rosalind is not your typical publisher. She really practices what she teaches in her guide.
I could take the time to teach you in my own words some of the lessons Rosalind provides, but that would and could take months or years. There’s really no point in re-inventing the wheel.
I really hadn’t intended for this to turn into a “review” post for Super Affiliate Handbook – but when I look back on my own successes online – I truly can’t take credit for doing it entirely on my own. I did it with the help of Rosalind.
Watch for my in-depth review of Super Affiliate Handbook coming up.
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