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    So here I am working at 2 am, waiting for a database update to finish, so I pulled out my bank statements for the last couple of years.

    This time last year I got my first check from a merchant $299 for the month of November 2002.

    This month I'll probably close at $17K, after factoring returns.

    Not a bad business - ok I do have a background in data procesing and the internet and a year ago I only had a couple of pc's, and now I'm using a T1, feeding into eight servers. I've got a power bill that went from $60 a month to $380, telco costs went from $40 a month to $500. I've spent a shed load of money on software, books and hardware.

    So a year later I'm still sitting in the front bedroom in my underwear - but at least now I can afford to buy new underwear.

    What am I really saying in this post ?

    1) Thanks to everyone at ABW for their advice and suggestions

    2) If I can do it - anyone can !

    Everyone - have a great holiday season


    Cheers

    Richard

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    Wow Richard,

    that's really encouraging to hear - congratulations . I hope in a year's time I'll be doing the same and reaping similar rewards - I think I'll give the working in my underwear a miss though...I prefer to be fully clothed.

    Oscar

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    That's great, Richard!

    I hope I can acheive just a tenth of that! ;-)

    How many sites do you have now???

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    well working in your underwear always gives you that third hand to hit the space bar. Or F5 if you're really gifted !

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    I started with one site hard coding the links from CJ, youcansave, PI etc.

    I got fed up with that so I wrote a routine that would scan sites for their products, and stuff them in a mysql db. Then wrote a php site that displayed the prods, adding my aff codes.

    After awhile that got to be too much work so now I just pull all the datafeeds in to a couple of sql servers and then do dynamic generation for all the items (2.3 mil from cj alone) and spread them over about 50 sites based on product mix

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    Congrats, Richard! It's always great to hear success stories.

    I hope you keep the drapes closed when you work in your underwear in the front bedroom...

    Andy

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    Jeeeeze, you sure blew past me. Great job!

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    Hi Andy,

    No problem with the drapes - I live pretty close to the Neverland ranch and the owner doesn't seem to mind !

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    Richard,
    I love to hear stories like that.
    Keeps me motivated!

    Way to go!!!


    why2kit, You type very well for a twelve year old.

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    Well if you are going to buy some new underwear get them from webundies I suppose you should sign up with their affiliate program first so you get a discount. It's run by one of the best affiliate managers (no need to mention his name) and we should support those who have integrity. There are several and we all know who they are)

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    Yep webundies are good - great aff manager. I've got a neighbour who could use them, he keeps complaining that his underwear is to tight, probably because they're not his

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by why2kit:
    well working in your underwear always gives you that third hand to hit the space bar. Or F5 if you're really gifted !<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    ROTFL

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    Congratulations,

    This is a very encouraging post. Long may it continue for you. Very well done.

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    Warmest Congratulations why2kit 100k doesnt seem so far away anymore does it ?

    All the best and Seasons Greetings,

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    A Big Congrats why2kit!

    An inspiration and motivation post!
    Thank you!

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