Crap I only missed the $200 mark by $2.26. I would like to first note that I am not here to brag, but simply to show that it’s quite possible to earn money online. Best of all this cash is passive income and the work done will continue to generate revenue as I sleep,hows that for a comforting thought?
As a background you may be surprise to know that this cheque was paid to me by Amazon directly for promoting their goods and services. It might sound strange but through Amazons Associates program I am able to act, so to speak as a virtual sales person for Amazon and promote their goods and services all without owning a physical brick and motor store,no inventory whatsoever, no employees or overhead cost to worry about.
Furthermore I received this cheque along with one from Google all on the same day (See the picture above), talk about being overjoyed. You can check out the cheque i received from Google in the article I did on: Lessons from My First U.S. $123.53 AdSense Cheque. Also before you cry wolf please note that at the time of writing this article this website has no Google Ads and that my revenue is from another website I run that’s not listed here for personal reasons.
I knew both Cheques were on their way for some time but never thought in my wildest imagination that they would arrive on the same day. I was at work when the secretary at the main desk of my work place handed me two (2) strange looking envelopes, the first of which was small and the second a regular sized envelop. I was beginning to believe that probably it was two early utility bills but common sense prevailed as it was almost the middle of the month.
When I took both envelopes in hand my eyes caught the Amazon name on one and i simply closed my eyes and started to sing happy day in my mind, everything was a blur from then as I suddenly had a skip in my step. I secured both envelopes and decided not to open them until I got home at the end of the day. Easier said than done as I peeked into one ten (10) minutes later (I know no self control, but one has to indulge themselves every now and again).
Several long hours later I was opening both envelopes and snapping pictures so I could share the experience with you lovely people. I can honestly say that it’s a great feeling knowing that after six (6) months of setting a personal goal I was able to achieve it with Amazon Associates and Google Adsense.
I think I will pause for a while and do my victory dance again…..I am back. As a treat similar to my Adsense article i will share tips on Amazon associates programs that can help future Associates to their first pay day. The best news is that I already have a second Amazon payout that will be payed to me at the end of this month, however this time i will not opt for a cheque and I will have the balance deposited to my Payoneer card, if you do not know what Payoneer is? you can read my article on :Work Online & get paid Instantly to a U.S. Debit Card from Any Country that will explain it and how to get signed up. I only requested a cheque for the first payment as a means to show others tangible proof that it’s possible to make money online and that this website is not all talk and no bite.
Pointers from My First Amazon Associates U.S. $197.74 Cheque that you may find useful in your own online ventures:
1. You will feel the urge to quit and give up! Silence that voice in the back of your head.
2. Promote Amazon products you actually own and would love others to have the Joy of owning too.
3. You do not need to promote a million products, all you need is to find one good product and promote it until you begin to say the name in your sleep (lol).
4. You must approach promotion with an edge, show users something about the product that will make them find it irresistible, if their is no such point about the product you probably should not be promoting it in the first place.
5. Build trust with your audience and remember to smile.
6. Be honest as possible in your reviews.
7. Use the written word, video, word of mouth or any other method possible to promote your product that in accordance to Amazon associates rules.
8. As always have fun or you will quit before you even begin.
9. Be original and write a review you would love to read.
10. You can never do too much promotion, use social media such as twitter, Google plus and Facebook as much as possible and network with people in all those circles for added reach.
The earning potential for the Amazon Associates program is virtually limitless and there are other Associates out there that are actually making thousands of dollars per month. Let this article serve as a lesson for others out there from virtually any country around the world that it is actually possible to earn an income online.