Internet Business Success Stories, Eddy with a Y

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Another Internet Business Success Story, This Time Eddy S.

It’s no surprise to me that there are so many people who are making great money online. I’m not there yet, so I like to research successful people. It gives me motivation to keep at it myself. I like to try to see what they did to “make it,” and try to follow their success ideas.

One thing I’ve learned is that if you’re looking to get-rich-quick, you probably won’t be able to do it honestly online. If you are a scammer, you can have success fairly quickly, but if you’re honest, it takes some time to reach success. The get-rich-quick schemes that say that all you have to do is give them your money and they’ll do the rest don’t work, except for them.

It’s a common theme through all the success stories Ive researched so far. All of them persevered until they succeeded. For some it took longer than others, but they all never quit.

Here’s Eddy, with a Y.

As usual, I’m not putting his last name in this post. It’s not a secret, in fact it’s right there in his WA profile. I just feel that since I’m writing this from my research and not from a direct interview with Eddy, that I should just use his first name.

I don’t know a lot about his background, except that he started his online money-making journey in the 1990s, and finally, after doing the math, realized in 2008 that he was making enough to quit his job. I learned this from his profile at Wealthy Affiliate. He joined WA in 2017, even though he was making a full-time online income.

How successful is Eddy? He earned over $100,000 working part-time in 2018. He also reached Super Affiliate status with the WA affiliate program and was invited to an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for a super affiliate conference.

Since my main niche is the “make money online” niche, his success was very interesting and inspiring to me. Also, since I’m in WA myself and also a part of their affiliate program, I’m working toward super affiliate status myself, hoping my turn will come to make it to the annual Las Vegas conference in the not too distant future.

“There Are More Ways To Make Money On Your Site Outside Of Selling Things.”

That’s a quote from one of Eddy’s post on his Wealthy Affiliate blog. He also mentioned in his post that he made $10,640.56 in August 2018.

Here’s how he did it. He made:

$2666.56 with Display Ads

$4163 with CPA (cost per action) offers

$3811.03 from Sales Based Offers

That’s from one website. He has a few more. I don’t have a great understanding of cost per action, and I don’t use display ads yet, because I’m not getting enough traffic to my blog yet to make it worthwhile, but I look forward to the day when I’m using all that stuff.

A Failure, Then Success Again!

Eddy tells us in one of his blogs that he lost all his income because of being penalized by Google. He said he got preoccupied with chasing the “shiny objects” online and must have broken some rules, and got hit with a penalty. His income stopped.

When his income stopped, he stopped building his business. Kyle and Carson noticed, and contacted him. They told him that his life wasn’t over, and that he could rebuild his income, which he did. Here’s a screenshot of his failure in his own words.

Nice to see that you can lose everything and still come back.

Why am I emphasizing Wealthy Affiliate so much in this post? It’s because I’ve found that it’s one of the best affiliate marketing training platform on the internet today, and they keep improving. There are a lot of members who are making good money, and for those who are promoting Wealthy Affiliate as members of their affiliate program, 23 reached super affiliate status last year, which means that they recruited at least 300 premium referrals to the platform in that year.

A premium referral is someone who has moved from the free training to the paid premium training.

Wealthy Affiliate allows anyone (in fact everyone) to start for free. You get 10 free lessons and 2 free websites in the free program.

Eddy Likes To Help Others Succeed

He has condensed his experience into a success “cheat sheet” that he’s made available for anyone who wants to become successful online, like me. Some of his tips include:

  • What is the goal of my business?
  • What is my website going to be about?
  • How do I create a good website?
  • How do I write content?
  • How do I get visitors to my site?
  • How do I make money?

Take a minute and check it out.

Anyway, to tie everything up for this post, Eddy is a proven success online. He has been making money for years and good money at that. He’s just one more person that proves to me that I can do it too, if I just focus, work hard, and never give up.


Eddy just recently posted on his blog at Wealthy Affiliate that he has made over 1 million dollars so far with his affiliate marketing business!  And counting.  What an inspiration for the rest of us!

If your’re looking for a way to start an online business, take a serious look at affiliate marketing. It’s a business model where you, as the affiliate, promote products for other companies on your website, and when someone makes a purchase through your affiliate link, you earn a commission.

The best way to take a serious look, without spending any money, is to sign up with Wealthy Affiliate. As I said before, you are given 10 free lessons and 2 free websites. By the time you finish the free training you will know whether you want to build an affiliate marketing business, or you want to do something else, such as selling on eBay or Etsy.

I invite you to join Wealthy Affiliate. There’s no cost to you unless you want to commit to affiliate marketing.

This post contains affiliate links. The FTC requires disclosure that if you click on one and end up purchasing a product, I will be paid a commission. That, in essence, is how affiliate marketing works.

Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment if you’d like.

I’m Grant.

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