Some of my sites were hit by a bug in a Wordpress plugin, reducing my income at a time when I have some serious bills coming up. Goddamit, Yoast!
Looking back on April, I did almost nothing in terms of building websites. I can't think of any articles I wrote, ordered, or edited. But the websites kept chugging along and made me a healthy income.
Did I recover from my first manual Google penalty? Did my other websites chip in enough to live on? Did I spend an idiotic amount on new content? Find out here, dear reader.
My first major setback! While moving house and having a ghastly case of Manflu. A real mixed bag of a month, where the bag is mostly filled with robotic enemies from Black Mirror.
While people are making and losing fortunes in Tulips/Bitcoin, I'm quietly earning a full-time income from a bunch of websites.
In the last week 3 people have written to me asking for advice about their Amazon affiliate sites. Their stories were all the same - they've been working hard, building their sites, getting links, but hit a ceiling they couldn't seem to smash.
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My name is Andrew Girardin. This is my story.
Here's the deal - I'm working flat-out building, buying, and improving websites because I believe that's the fastest method of getting enough money to quit my day job.
My day job? I teach English in Switzerland. Fun work, pays well, but I've been doing it too long. My dream is to never have to work again so that I'll be able to focus on finishing my awesome children's book.
Why websites? There's a world of opportunity out there. Think the internet Gold Rush is over? Think again. The best time to start was five years ago. But the second best time is today.
My 5-Year Plan
- 2015. Learn How to Make Money Online
- 2016. Make Money Online
- 2017. Make Money Teaching Others to Make Money Online
- 2018. Retire
- 2019. Write Classic Children's Book
- 2020. (Optional) Upload memories to cyborg
In this article I compare EasyAzon with the new kid on the block - the AAWP (Amazon Affiliate Wordpress Plugin) - which is the best option?
A roundup of the best case studies - people building and growing websites and sharing their triumphs and tribulations. Motivation guaranteed!
If you're not in the US and you start making money from Amazon's affiliate program, you're going to run into a big problemo - getting paid. Here's the solution.