Goal Achieved: $3 per day passive income

 

In an effort to discover what works and what doesn’t with passive income, I recently decided to give affiliate marketing a try.

I think affiliate marketing is great, but only if you truly believe in the product. I don’t think it’s fair to back a product if you’ve never used it before. That said…

I decided to made a new WordPress Site. This site was focused on primarily survival/outdoors gear. I was inspired to make the site to increase awareness for basic emergencies supplies, how to use them, and where to get them. I monetized the site by using affiliate links instead of ads. Such that if a user purchased the product through clicking the link on my site, I would receive a small cut of the sale.

 

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The First Week. Amazon pay’s fees on shipment, not on click.

Everything went great with the site for the first week! The first few days saw several hundred views, and many users engaged with my links. Following the first day, I began to see revenue. All in all, about $30 bucks for the week and I didn’t lift a finger. I also hadn’t yet done SEO or anything of the sort. I was enthralled!! I was officially making passive income.

Why do I say was? Because over the weekend my site was shut down. It was hosted with a free wordpress.com domain, and for some reason the site was blocked. If you look at the image above, there were two days with no traffic, and thus no affiliate revenue.

After reviewing the terms word for word It was not clear to me what I did that was against the terms. So, I contacted customer service. However, I did not and have still not heard back. Defeated, I choose to research my options- as it was clear I could no longer host this site on wordpress (for whatever reason).

After much deliberation, I went with hostgator. I compared bluehost and godaddy as well as a few others, but hostgator provided the best value for the product. So far everything has been great with them. Plus, I can make as many sites as I want. The site is back up over the weekend and is again bringing a few dollars a day. I had to rebuild most of it. XP

Hopefully, it will keep making a few bucks a day. If so, then I may have to expand on my endeavors. It also may stop generating revenue, in which case I would re-evaluate my model.

Either way, I’ve never made passive income before. $3 seems insignificant, but it adds up. Assuming the totally unlikely probability of $3/day everyday for 40 years, that’s nearly $44,000. Assuming every site I make makes $3 a day, I would need to make 50 sites to live comfortably.

Either way, it’s more than just making money! It’s also being savvy with your money!

Next goal: $10 per day!

EDIT: GOAL $20 per day ACHIEVED!

 

Goal Achieved: $20 in one Day Passive Income!

Last April I posted $3 a day income goal. This was a huge milestone for me as through various passive income I paid my initial blogging setup costs back in one month’s time. This doesn’t account for my book’s income- just affiliate marketing.

This went well for the next month, and the month after that, and so on fairly steady some passive dollars came my way. SURPLUS! I bought another website domain for another project, And then another web- then I got caught up with work- and I stopped contributing to my blog and all of my passive income projects. Doing so has made me realize how important it is to share as much as I can about what I’m learning in regards to what works and what doesn’t with affiliate marketing… so I’m trying to figure out the ins and outs of it all- which I’ll share on this blog.

Fast forward to the past few months- I’m nearing completion on a those personal projects and getting back into this passive income blogging experiment. I never thought I would make back by $100 WordPress investment. Since then, I have built a bunch of different sites using ASP.NET and react and have learned a lot which I plan to share in post in the future. I’ve also moved most of my new work to Azure- which has been awesome.

In getting back in the habit of posting content I noticed an interesting trend. The week following my break from posting articles my passive income quickly returned to $2 a day. I’ve since posted several more articles which have gotten a lot of visibility through search engines and other websites and now I’ve hit $10 and $20 dollar days via blogging!

I’m not going to pop open the champagne yet though- my next goal is to get $10 (and then $20) a day consistently. And then to try and peak at $50 a day.

This is only income from my Amazon Affiliate links.

Please Like/Share/Subscribe if you like this content! Let me know in the comments what you think- have an awesome day!

Goal Achieved: $20 in one Day Passive Income!

Last April I posted $3 a day income goal. This was a huge milestone for me as through various passive income I paid my initial blogging setup costs back in one month’s time. This doesn’t account for my book’s income- just affiliate marketing.

This went well for the next month, and the month after that, and so on fairly steady some passive dollars came my way. SURPLUS! I bought another website domain for another project, And then another web- then I got caught up with work- and I stopped contributing to my blog and all of my passive income projects. Doing so has made me realize how important it is to share as much as I can about what I’m learning in regards to what works and what doesn’t with affiliate marketing… so I’m trying to figure out the ins and outs of it all- which I’ll share on this blog.

Fast forward to the past few months- I’m nearing completion on a those personal projects and getting back into this passive income blogging experiment. I never thought I would make back by $100 WordPress investment. Since then, I have built a bunch of different sites using ASP.NET and react and have learned a lot which I plan to share in post in the future. I’ve also moved most of my new work to Azure- which has been awesome.

In getting back in the habit of posting content I noticed an interesting trend. The week following my break from posting articles my passive income quickly returned to $2 a day. I’ve since posted several more articles which have gotten a lot of visibility through search engines and other websites and now I’ve hit $10 and $20 dollar days via blogging!

I’m not going to pop open the champagne yet though- my next goal is to get $10 (and then $20) a day consistently. And then to try and peak at $50 a day.

This is only income from my Amazon Affiliate links.

Please Like/Share/Subscribe if you like this content! Let me know in the comments what you think- have an awesome day!

Goal Achieved: $3 per day passive income

EDIT: GOAL $20 per day ACHIEVED 8/24/18!

In an effort to discover what works and what doesn’t with passive income, I recently decided to give affiliate marketing a try.

I think affiliate marketing is great, but only if you truly believe in the product. I don’t think it’s fair to back a product if you’ve never used it before. That said…

I decided to made a new WordPress Site. This site was focused on primarily survival/outdoors gear. I was inspired to make the site to increase awareness for basic emergencies supplies, how to use them, and where to get them. I monetized the site by using affiliate links instead of ads. Such that if a user purchased the product through clicking the link on my site, I would receive a small cut of the sale.

 

clicks
The First Week. Amazon pay’s fees on shipment, not on click.

Everything went great with the site for the first week! The first few days saw several hundred views, and many users engaged with my links. Following the first day, I began to see revenue. All in all, about $30 bucks for the week and I didn’t lift a finger. I also hadn’t yet done SEO or anything of the sort. I was enthralled!! I was officially making passive income.

Why do I say was? Because over the weekend my site was shut down. It was hosted with a free wordpress.com domain, and for some reason the site was blocked. If you look at the image above, there were two days with no traffic, and thus no affiliate revenue.

After reviewing the terms word for word It was not clear to me what I did that was against the terms. So, I contacted customer service. However, I did not and have still not heard back. Defeated, I choose to research my options- as it was clear I could no longer host this site on wordpress (for whatever reason).

After much deliberation, I went with hostgator. I compared bluehost and godaddy as well as a few others, but hostgator provided the best value for the product. So far everything has been great with them. Plus, I can make as many sites as I want. The site is back up over the weekend and is again bringing a few dollars a day. I had to rebuild most of it. XP

Hopefully, it will keep making a few bucks a day. If so, then I may have to expand on my endeavors. It also may stop generating revenue, in which case I would re-evaluate my model.

Either way, I’ve never made passive income before. $3 seems insignificant, but it adds up. Assuming the totally unlikely probability of $3/day everyday for 40 years, that’s nearly $44,000. Assuming every site I make makes $3 a day, I would need to make 50 sites to live comfortably.

Either way, it’s more than just making money! It’s also being savvy with your money!

Next goal: $10 per day!

EDIT: GOAL $20 per day ACHIEVED!