Imagine how incredibly stoked I was yesterday when I logged into my Amazon Associates reports and saw that I had two referrals for Bossypants credited to my account! That means not one, but two, readers enjoyed my recommendation of that audio book enough to click the link and purchase it for themselves! It’s not really the money (which is pennies) but more the fact that someone trusted my opinion enough to part with their hard-earned money that gives me hope that maybe this blogging thing has a future. So thank you to whoever that was! 🙂
As a double bonus, I checked my clickbank account and saw that I had a referral from my CureBrokenHeart site too! That one probably surprised me even more, as it’s a $21 referral fee, and that site was really just a test. I haven’t done much with it, and was more interested in the process than anything else. I did learn some valuable lessons from that experience, so that’s ok. To have sold even one product through that site is like icing on the cake!
And because things come in threes, I’ve noticed a nice increase in the daily clickthrough rate on the in-text links, particularly on my LadyAshburnham Pickles site. The daily rate has jumped from $0.02 to $0.10 which is obviously a far cry from financially sustainable, but a big step in the right direction.
At this critical time it’s more about confidence than financial growth. This past weekend was a good one.
A huge thank you to all my readers. I couldn’t do any of this without you.