Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How Would You Like to Make $1,000 in an Hour?

We'll get to the title of today's post in just a second. Before then, wanna know . . .

What's It Really Like to Work While Traveling as a Freelance Writer

My post over at today highlights the pros and cons of working on the road as a freelance writer. Hope you enjoy it.

Today's Newsletter: Today, Inkwell Editorial's newsletter was supposed to be published. But, one of the travails of working on the road is not having all of your equipment at your fingertips. I write the newsletter in Word and convert it to a pdf file before uploading it.

Duhh, I don't have word on the laptop, so I'll publish it on Monday. But, I didn't want to leave you high and dry. So here's a sneak peek at what you'll be reading.

How Would You Like to Make $1,000 in an Hour?

The subject of this month's newsletter is affiliate marketing. And, not some cheesy programs that promise to make you thousands of dollars a day. BUT, real ways to make a few hundred to a few thousand extra bucks a month. So, I went in search of real affiliate marketers and was lucky enough to land interviews with three who were kind enough to share their experiences, their methods -- and their income.

Boy was I blown away with how successful these gentlemen were -- and within a relatively small time frame. Here's a sneek peek at what they had to say:

Affiliate Marketer 1: Set a modest goal of $550 to $1,000 a month. Has hit it and and sometimes surpasses it. How does he do it? He writes: "- I ONLY promote compatible products and services that are in alignment with my niche.

Affiliate Marketer 2: Bumped along for almost three years before he finally hit on a money maker. What was it? An ebook he wrote and published in 2004 for his consulting practice. It started to generate more than $1,000/month in the spring of 2007.

In answer to the question, "What were you initial income goals?" he wrote:

Initially, my marketing goal was to build credibility for my business consulting practice. Somewhere in the months that followed, I found my blogging to be the perfect mouth piece to promote the book that I wrote (and self-published) in the spring of 2004. My activities finally evolved in late 2007 to a more robust money maker, and started generating in excess of $1000 per month.
Affiliate Marketer 3: Is working on making five figures a month -- and he only started taking affiliate marketing seriously this past January. He writes:
So, once I realized that it was make or break, my goal was to make $200 in a month. Then, from there... you gradually move it up and up as you grow and learn more (and take action). I've basically almost doubled my "goal" from the previous month each month... and I so far I've been lucky enough to beat it every time. Now I'm shooting for my first 5 figure affiliate marketing month (I'm almost there)... recently I hit my goal of a $1,000 day (actually it was $1k in an hour... and a bit over $2,500 in a 48 hour period)...
As you can see, this is an exciting issue coming up. Sorry for the delay in publishing (remember, it'll be out on Monday). If you haven't subscribed, here's how to do so.

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