August was a very promising month for me because I was able to reap rewards from the seeds I had planted earlier. I was able to generate income from two new revenue sources. This is exciting.
You Reap What You Sow
Two months ago I posted about becoming a new affiliate for Rogue Fitness. I created a Squidoo lens that promoted their products. I didn’t do much more than this to promote this new affiliate program. But during August I was able to see the rewards for my promotion efforts. During August I received a commission check for $49.05.
Rogue Fitness pays a flat 5% commission on any sales you refer to their website. It is always nice to get rewarded for your efforts. I actually referred multiple sales to the website from my Squidoo Lens Crossfit Garage Gym – Top 5 Equipment for a Home Gym. It is always rewarding to be able to see the fruits of your labor.
During September I am going to start producing more lens to promote more of their products. I am busy promoting SafeRide4Kids right now but when I am finish I am going to concentrate on Rogue Fitness.
In August I earned $49.05 from Rogue Fitness.
This is one income stream that I love to check on each and every month. It is just amazing that I am able to bring in income with absolutely ZERO effort on my part. I don’t have to have a website to maintain nor worry about getting ranked in SERPs. I just write books, publish to Amazon and cash royalty checks each and every month.
Someday I might consider learning how to promote my books but for right now I just enjoy cashing the checks with little to no work. In August I earned $70.62 in book royalties.
This is how I got my start with earning money online and will probably always be my bread and better. There are many affiliate programs that I promote. Up above I mentioned Rogue Fitness. I am currently promoting SafeRide4Kids on my new web 2.0 website at car seat travel vest. Check it out let me know what you think. I have already posted 5 articles on the website and then scheduled another 10 articles to be dripped fed every 5 days.
You could not find any 2 products more diverse than weightlifting/gym equipment and child safety seats. That is the beauty of affiliate marketing. There are an endless number of products that you can promote as an affiliate. Some pay commissions based on a rotating scale. Others pay anywhere from 5% to 10% commissions. There are programs that probably pay you a higher commission rate.
If you want to start earning money online then pick an affiliate program, sign up and start promoting. If you check out my website above, you will notice that it is on a free wordpress.com blog. It did not cost me one penny to start promoting this affiliate program. You can get started with affiliate marketing with no out of pocket cost.
Don’t limit yourself to promoting just one product either. I found out the hard way about putting all your eggs into one basket. I recommend that you promote as many products as you feel comfortable with supporting. During August I earned $1,765.54 in commissions from affiliate marketing.
This is one area that I am focusing on right now. By creating your own products then you are the master of your own fate. Read about this in my previous blog post. You can control your own destiny by creating your own products. During August I created a new product. This product was custom Facebook Timeline covers. During August I earned $120 from my new product.
I also have my other products that I continue to sell. I sell them on many different platforms. During August I earned $260 from the sales of my other products.
August 2013 Online Income Report
Here is a break down of how I did in August 2013.
$1,765.54 Affiliate Marketing
$49.05 Rogue Fitness
$120 Facebook Timeline Covers
$260 Product Sales
$70.62 Book Royalties
$2,265.21 August 2013 total online income report