An Overdue Update on My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns

February 13, 2016 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I’ve been dreading having to write this post as it will not be a happy one. In fact, it’s pretty sad.

But my last affiliate marketing update was made all the way back one year ago on February 23, 2015, which was my monthly report for the month of November 2014, and so I know I had to give you guys an update on what was going on with my campaigns at some point.

Cutting straight to the point, I haven’t been doing any affiliate marketing for a bit over a year. Literally nothing, apart from briefly trying a simple campaign once or twice for a couple days. As a result, I’ve made virtually nothing from affiliate marketing for 1 year now and also teaching about idxbroker alternative Showcase IDX.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise though, considering I haven’t posted about affiliate marketing at all in a long time, as well as the fact that I was heavily focused on real estate investment for about a year. And of course, my latest focus and investment being on my startup, Votesy.

What Happened

So what happened?

It was a long series of mishaps that eventually crushed all my campaign efforts, and eventually, my spirit:

Traffic Sources Dying

I used to use a large selection of traffic sources, but my best performing ones were smaller (relatively) networks where I was amongst the top advertiser.

Over time, though, these networks began to shut down one by one and so I was left scrambling trying to find replacements.

I don’t blame myself here at all though, as if you read my affiliate updates in the past you’ll know that I was constantly trying new traffic sources. There were a couple of opportunities where I could have ventured off into some alternative ways of promoting my campaigns… but overall I think I took advantage of what I could at the time and really tried to scale things. If you are interested in good marketing Technics , Invest in funnel hacking secrets today, this is the training program that gives you every tool, everything you need to be successful.

Changing Regulations

I was actually a very whitehat affiliate marketer. I definitely never did any cloaking or anything like that, so don’t mistake what I’m saying here.

Over time, traffic networks and the FDA have only gotten stricter and stricter, getting to the point where simply getting an ad approved on Facebook or Google AdWords would become a bit difficult.

This also had a huge impact on offers. Long gone are the days of rebills (well, for the most part), for example. I never ran any rebills though apart from my very first successful campaign about 9 years ago, and I didn’t even know it was a rebill at the time (shows what I knew).

Over all, this fact didn’t play too much an impact on me though since, as I say, I was very whitehat.

Affiliate Network Owed me $15,000

This is a bitter one for me. Now, I’ve had instances in the past where an offer’s company would refuse to pay me, but the most it ever was before was for around $6,000 or so, and then the network at the time (PeerFly) offered to pay for my traffic costs out of their pocket, so I at least would break even.

But in this case, the network didn’t compensate me at all, and what made me angry is that they didn’t give me any indication that my traffic wasn’t backing out for them for a month, so I had no way of knowing that it wasn’t working for them, and I remember inquiring about this before too.

I debated on whether to blog about this or not, and publicly shame the network and warn others about them, but I feared a backlash from the network, with them copying or revealing my campaigns. They probably wouldn’t have, but I couldn’t trust them – after all, they wouldn’t pay me $15,000.

Hit With Meniere’s Disease

This actually had (and continues to have) a very big impact on my campaigns, as I was literally unable to work when I was first diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease a year ago.

There’s no real cure for the disease, but the docs nevertheless put me on various drugs in the beginning which really screwed me up. I literally could not see my computer or phone screen at all (it was just one big blur), and had trouble walking around in my own home.

The 24/7 pulsatile Tinnitus and stress and hopelessness of having to deal with Meniere’s Disease (all of which I still have, BTW) was absolutely devastating and life-changing for me and working on affiliate marketing was the farthest thing on my mind at the time.

This all hit right as my campaigns were beginning to tank, so it really crippled any attempt at bouncing back.

Purchased a $274,000 Income Property

From July 2014 to July 2015 I changed focus from affiliate marketing to real estate investing, in particular buy and hold rental properties. I spent a lot of time reading and learning the ropes of the industry, primarily from (which I highly recommend), as well as creating a fairly sophisticated Excel spreadsheet.

The market here has been very dead (as in very few properties going on the market) over the past couple years, so I was searching for a good rental property for a long time.

I eventually purchased an income property with 3 tenants for $274,000, including setting up a new holding corporation for it and hiring a property management company and all that good stuff.

If you missed it, you can read all detailed 23 posts from my income property adventures here.

My point here is that a lot my of focus and interest shifted from affiliate marketing to real estate for a year, as well as a good chunk of my business’s affiliate earnings went into this investment as well.

Exchange Rate

As I mentioned in an earlier post, with the USD-CAD currency exchange rate being the highest its been in about 13 years, is is extremely expensive and near-impossible for me to do affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing, as you know, takes a lot of upfront money before you can find winning campaigns, and I had allocated a good chunk towards Votesy.

For example, right now to spend $5,000 it would actually cost me closer to $7,000 CAD after exchange rate fees.

Working online as a Canadian is great for me when I’m making money, but really bad when I’m not.

Votesy Investment

As I just mentioned, I put a good chunk of money into Votesy, with the rest all being converted to Canadian, so I have very little left in my USD bank account for affiliate marketing.

So, with all of those curveballs above, I’ve stopped affiliate marketing for the time being.

A Quick Look at My Affiliate Marketing Successes

The above is all pretty disheartening so I thought I’d end on a happier note, which is to outline the successes I did achieve in affiliate marketing from 2013-2014:

  • Generated $1.2 million dollars in revenue from affiliate marketing
  • Grossed $142,606.00 and netted $52,447.17 profit in June 2013
  • Earned $258,859.68 profit from my affiliate marketing campaigns in 2013
  • Grossed $7,097 from my affiliate marketing campaigns in a single day
  • Netted $3,099.99 profit from my affiliate marketing in a single day
  • Netted $52,447.17 profit from my campaigns in a single month

My biggest success though was sticking with it. I had failed so many times with affiliate marketing in the beginning, but I kept trying and eventually got up to 6-digit revenue months just like I had seen the “big boys” do.

Even though all my campaigns have since fallen flat, it still feels like an accomplishment to me.

And for good old time’s sake, here’s a month-by-month breakdown of my past reports:

My Affiliate Marketing Results

First, here’s a recap of how 2013 fared for the entire year:

Year Gross Expense Net ROI
2013 $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Total: $823,884.01 $555,024.33 $258,859.68 46%
Monthly Average: $68,657.00 $47,085.36 $21,571.64 46%

And here’s a monthly breakdown of 2014 (I stopped recording earnings after November 2014):

Month Gross Expense Net ROI
January 2014 $10,922.80 $8,908.47 $2,014.33 23%
February 2014 $25,941.97 $15,900.52 $10,041.45 63%
March 2014 $24,202.06 $15,408.95 $8,793.11 57%
April 2014 $3,486.55 $3,150.00 $336.55 11%
May 2014 $57,015.00 $38,765.01 $18,249.99 47%
June 2014 $60,753.58 $43,095.35 $17,658.23 41%
July 2014 $50,162.81 $37,073.59 $13,089.22 35%
August 2014 $27,317.35 $21,291.31 $6,026.04 28%
September 2014 $29,935.71 $22,872.08 $7,063.63 31%
October 2014 $44,811.48 $35,625.55 $9,185.93 26%
November 2014 $40,842.32 $23,018.8 $17,823.52 77%
Total: $375,391.63 $265,109.63 $110,282.00 42%
Monthly Average: $34,126.51 $24,100.88 $10,025.64 42%

The Larger Picture: 23-Month Analysis

Below are my overall numbers from my campaigns since I started recording them in January 2013:

January 2013 to November 2014 Gross Expense Net ROI
23-Month Total: $1,199,275.64 $830,133.96 $369,141.68 44%
Monthly Average: $52,142.42 $36,092.78 $16,049.64 44%

Will I Ever Return to Affiliate Marketing?

I may jump back into the volatile world of affiliate marketing eventually – after all, I first tried my hand at affiliate marketing in 2007 and tried it off and on for years until I finally saw success in 2012 – but I currently have no plans to get back in at the moment.

My focus is on Votesy now and simplifying the way I work. I will definitely miss the great money affiliate marketing can bring though.

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Posted: February 13th, 2016 under Affiliate Marketing  

81 Responses to “An Overdue Update on My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns”

  1. Dave Starr says:

    Really glad you gave us the run down, Tyler, even though (we both) wish it were better news.

    It’s a good object lesson for all who read here though. Things change, often very rapidly here in the online world. I fear a lot of folks will read something like your posts when you were having a lot of success with AF, and then slavishly copy what you were doing then, run up huge losses and then quit, disillusioned and disgusted. It doesn’t work that way, guys and gals. You have to keep changing your game to suit the conditions, and I think it’s a principle from basket ball (I know nearly zilch about sports) that you have to be ready to pivot instantly.

    It’s OK though. You could have easily spent $15k on a useless, last century MBA and you likely wouldn’t know as much as you do now. You always pay for education, whether in a university or in real life.

    Best of luck with Votesy. I think it has a lot of potential. we live in an age where everyone has a strong opinion on everything and they want the world to know about it.

    RE the US versus CDN exchange issue, isn’t it possible for you to have a US dollar there in a Canadian bank? Even living here in the Philippines I’d be lost without my US bank account and my US PayPal and credit cards.

    anyway, thnaks again for being so transparent and keep writing, I’ll keep reading.

  2. Jon says:

    How has the rental house turned out? good, bad, or about how you expected?

  3. Marco says:

    Interesting and frank update, thanks.
    I dont understand your reasoning about the exchange rate. Your costs are in USD, and these are more expensive for you. But your earnings are in USD als well…

    • Bailey says:

      It seems to be just another bizarre and unrelated point Tyler has picked up on. Like blaming Votesy lack of traction on not getting around to sending an email newsletter, rather than lack of mobile phone support (and lack of a viable business model)

  4. Bailey says:

    Its not necessarily a big problem if affiliate marketing has passed you by…. loads of affiliates didn’t have the skills, bank balance or attitude to risk to want to stick with the game anyway.

    But if you are now, by your own admission, a failed affiliate then why continue to plod on with an ‘internet entrepreneurs journey to wealth’ blog?

    When was your last successful project? As right now we’re only getting posts showing us how not do to something (every step of Votesy so far). Can you write some posts about some of the winning projects you’ve done in the last year?

  5. bg says:

    I disagree with Bailey. I think an entrepreneur is defined by their failures, as well as their successes. You can’t have success without trying a *lot* of different things and seeing what works. I really like that Tyler is open with what he’s working on, and am very happy to see him posting again.

    That said, I do feel like Tyler was able to make some money in a different era of the internet, and that’s insulated him from needing to adapt to a drastically new landscape. The old community sites have been mostly eaten by Facebook, and most ‘affiliate marketing’ is either super sketchy (e.g. diet pills, supplements) or a thinly veiled pyramid scheme (e.g. everything that John Chow touches). Tyler’s never been very strong with ‘product’ (I look forward to being proven wrong), and there is such a strong ecosystem of product development that it’s really hard to see how somebody with pretty bad product instincts and near-zero development skills would be able to compete with the countless VC-funded startups out there.

    That probably sounds super negative, but I don’t mean to come across as a hater. I really look forward to seeing how Tyler adjusts to this ‘brave new world’. Might take a few tries, but he has a much bigger war-chest than when he started out.

    • Bailey says:

      I guess as far as internet stuff goes, you’re only an entrepreneur worth listening to if you have some recent successes. Most of the long timers can point to ‘back in the day’ stories where we cleaned up using tactics that have no relevance today.

      I completely agree on the Chow issue…. he is a scumbag and hopefully he will get what he’s due from these ponzi schemes one day (unlikely, but we can hope).

      I just think this blog has lost its way completely. You can tell someone is scraping the barrel as far as content goes when we’re getting a blog post about moving their desk 2 feet.

      The blog would be far more interesting if it was about “i made a pile of money in the past, I can’t do it now, but here is how I’m going to diversify and dig myself out of this hole”. It would certainly be relevant to a lot of affilaites who’ve been wiped out by panda, penguin, tighter adwords approvals, fb clamping down on paid ads, etc etc etc.

      Honestly, this Votesy stuff is absolutely painful to watch, yet I’m back again looking for more updates. Its car crash TV at its finest. To the point where Tyler is harming his employment chances, so I hope he doesn’t care about ever going back to a 9-5

      • bg says:

        I don’t think he’s going to have to take a 9 to 5 job, unless he wants to. (I don’t know what the number would be where it’d be worth it to him to work for somebody else. I know for myself, I’d have to be making very little money indeed to ever work a typical 9 to 5 job.)

        But I do think there’s going to be an adjustment period where he figures out what’s going to work for him. There’s a decision to make: double down on the make-money-online space (a la John Chow) or focus on building products or communities that people actually use or enjoy. The make-money-online space is pretty depressing (making money by selling fantasies to the poor), so I hope he focuses on capturing people’s time/money/attention with real value. Votesy indicates to me that he’s interested in going in that direction.

        Do I think Votesy’s going to be a hit? No, I don’t. Tyler has a lot to learn about building products (read Steve Blank, Eric Ries, Ash Maurya, etc — really, you will not regret it). I think, though, that building products like Votesy is a good path forward for Tyler. I’d much rather see him go in this direction than follow John Chow into darkest ponzilvania.

        • Bailey says:

          He said himself he’s ran out of budget, how many times can you keep launching failed sites before you need to accept its game over?

          Maybe I’m being overly harsh but I just think this Votesy has so spectacularly missed the target on probably half a dozen major points that I would have no confidence that it can be done right next time either. And presumably if Votesy goes down, nobody is going to be standing by to watch him blow another $15k of someone elses money on the next flimsy idea.

          I am going on the assumption that this was ‘last chance saloon’ as far as making money online goes. If you’re going to put all your time into a project and go on about how great its going to be, then you can’t sell half of it for $15k. If you’re going to do that then realistically you can only be in one of two situations. One you simply don’t have the money, or two you think the idea is a failure yourself but just figure ‘what the hell’ and blow someone elses money playing with it as you never know.

          The full Votesy thing has been a disaster from start to finish… I don’t think it can be turned around and I’ve seen nothing whatsoever to inspire confidence in what comes next. Would you put in $15k of your own money now for a share in his next project, without knowing what it was?

          • bg says:

            I have some faith that Tyler will figure this out. I just hope he realises that he *doesn’t* know how to build products yet, and just like affiliate marketing and whatnot it does take meticulous research, hard work, good advice, and time time time.

            I don’t think Tyler’s hard up for cash quite yet 🙂

            The main thing that’ll make me stop reading this blog is that he never responds to the critical comments. I totally understand ignoring the ‘haters’, but a lot of the comments are more reasonable criticism, and it’d be nice to see him actually address some of the concerns.

          • Bailey says:

            Its hard to see any sort of real world scenario where you aren’t out of money, but sell 50% of your flagship project for buttons? It wouldn’t make any sense at all.

            I don’t think Tyler is interested in responding to anything even vaguely negative. The feedback on the Votesy posts has been pretty negative overall and peoples legitimate comments on that are being ignored.

            What would you do with Votesy at this point? For me personally I would say hand it over to the investor and wash your hands of it. Cut your losses and move onto something else.

            I’m genuinely struggling to think of a real world example for Votesy. A lot of the things I want information on are very local. ie is Petes Steakhouse better than Daves Pizzas. 99.999% of people have no interest in the voting or comments on there as they won’t be in the same city (or even country). Its tailor made for Facebook, where a lot of your connections are going to be geographically linked to you. I can post on there “Where should I eat tonight” and get loads of high quality suggestions.

            If you think of random examples that aren’t geographically related, say “should I buy this red Hugo Boss shirt or this white Prada one?” …. again I’m thinking Facebook would be by far the best place for this to go. I really don’t care what people I don’t know think of the question. I have no way to qualify their opinions, or even segment it. If the site is over run by Indians or Americans I’m now taking fashion advice from random places that are nothing to do with where I am from.

            If I put the same question on Facebook I can ignore what my Auntie Mabel says as I know she’s 84 and crazy anyway. And I can put far more weight on what is being said by the females roughly my age….

            Can anyone give a genuine example of something that would be more appropriate for Votesy than your current social media channels? To be honest the only one I can even come anywhere near thinking that, would be something too embarrassing to link your name to.

            If you look down the recent list of questions they’re all random things I’d expect a 5 year old to ask me (ghosts, wrestlers, etc) or something that might be a drunken 5 minute conversation in a bar (best 80’s kids shows etc) but these things are all so unrelated to each other, could you see anyone coming back every day to vote on random things?

            I just don’t know who Votesy users are. I suspect when the dust settles, they don’t actually exist.

          • Gerry says:


            You sound bitter…

  6. wesley says:

    Oops, no new post since 4 days now! You didn’t keep your promise 🙂

  7. Catt Mutts says:

    Since you’re no longer doing this affiliate marketing, why not break down everything.

    Let’s see the campaign, the sources you used, etc. Open the curtains 🙂

    • Hustlrado says:

      I’d like to see something like this too. Tylers always been incredibly tight-lipped about the specifics of his campaigns. I believe he is particularly white-hat, so seeing the traffic sources, landers, offers, etc. promoted would be extra fascinating.

      In any case, I’m glad to see you moving on to bigger and better things, bud.

    • Tee Padgett says:

      Perhaps it is time for a info product about affiliate marketing 😉

  8. fadiyah says:

    very good, interesting and useful update .. .. ..

  9. iPro Academy says:

    You may want to change your traffic sources this way you could increase your ROI.

  10. David Cross says:

    Tyler, congratulation to the numbers!

    Affiliate marketing is a great business and you should get back to it. I also stopped with it about three years ago and tried to do other (offline) business, but didn’t worked out very well. The biggest problem was the time.

    I never had enough time and was always overwhelmed with tasks. With affiliate marketing I think it is more balanced. It is fact, that you have to wait for the success, be patient, and invest money in advance, but it will pay off.

    Really looking forward to your next post that announces you are back in business! 🙂

  11. YoBam says:

    Pessimism at its finest

  12. Hindi Serial says:

    Hi, Thanks Alot. but i haven”t earned anything from affiliate marketing ..

  13. lol says:

    #thinkandgrowrich kid.

  14. Arjun Sharma says:

    Interesting and frank update, thanks.
    I dont understand your reasoning about the exchange rate. Your costs are in USD, and these are more expensive for you. But your earnings are in USD als well…

    • Tim says:

      that’s cause its a BS reason. that seems to be the theme with this blog, lots a BS and when things aren’t going good, just hide until a glimmer of light comes back to post about it. you could see the BS a year ago when there would be long breaks between posts and then he would want to catch-up on how great he did 4 months prior, lol. I would respect the guy if he at least posted about the reality of his situation rather than going into hiding for months at a time and/or giving updates on campaigns from months ago in order to appear like he’s still in the game.

  15. This is an inspirational article for a newbie like me who want to make big into internet marketing.. thanks

  16. Paul B says:

    A quick lesson for anybody who thinks they are actually learning anything from Tyler, Chow, Shoemoney, Zac Johnson etc etc These are dinosaurs from a long passed internet age who are still making bits of money from what USED to work when you could get away with just about anything online. Starting out the chances of you being able to follow their examples and make any real money is tiny, in fact smaller than tiny. 99% of what they spew is simply about getting eyes in front of adverts. It’s little more than a pyramid scheme and you aint got much hope of jumping in near the top.

    I wrote about this stuff for years, when it actually worked (for the majority of people, before Google killed things). You could make money out of almost thin air. Since then I’ve watched my income getting ever smaller as I scrambled around for new “niches”. Eventually it dawns on you that you’re actually operating in shady areas, at the whim of Google, affiliate companies, government regulators and an ever more net savvy public.

    If you’re here wanting to make money then the one simple piece of advice I have is to create something of quality. Then sell it. Not an article, not some bullshit opinion, but an actual product that is good. That’s all. Instead of dicking around with websites I decided to go back to my roots and knocked up a couple of games for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. 8 months work and counting. No consultants, no crowd sourcing, no expensive outsourcing. No promotion. No blog posts. No bullshit. The result is a real income, not at danger because Google decide my article on “How To Make Money Using Cat Shit” shouldn’t rank anymore. Not at danger because the “lose fat quickly” or “train your cat” product I’m directing traffic at has been shut down. The only danger is it stops being good enough, then you go again. Simple really.

    The truth is we live in an age where the gap to market has never been smaller. If you are online reading this then the chances are you have access to more than enough education and tools to actually get out there and produce something worth while. Do yourself a favour and concentrate on that instead of these bollocks “How To Make Money” blogs.

    • John C says:

      thanks for saying that, paul.

      i read these make-money-online blogs with a sort of morbid curiosity — wondering when the writer is going to figure out that he’s wasting his life at best providing no value (selling weight lost pills or gambling sites or the like), at worst scamming desperate people with pyramid (read MLM) schemes.

      what tyler doesn’t understand about Votesy’s failure is what all these people don’t understand about making money generally: you need to provide value to people who will pay. That’s all. Whether that’s taking a job (providing value to your employer) or selling a product (providing value to your customers) or selling eyeballs (providing value to advertisers). everything else is either not going to work, or unethical.

      it’s actually still really easy to ‘make money online’, you just have to come at it from a different angle. don’t try to extract value; try to provide value. build websites for clients, build an ecommerce store, build a SAAS product (one that actually provides value — not a pyramid scheme), take consulting work as a marketer (plenty of work out there for good marketers … i will hire you!).

      i’m happy that Tyler seems to have chosen not to go to far down the unethical path (i’m pleased he’s not doing affiliate marketing any more). i think he should just do an online course in Ruby on Rails, or Node, or something like that, and actually start building his own products. or he should take consulting work as a marketer for silicon valley companies; i bet he’d have no problem getting hired at $100k+ US. many of those companies don’t mind if you work remotely, they pay well, and you won’t need to stay awake at night worrying about whether your business is unethical.

      • Paul B says:

        John you are spot on. Back in the day I used to preach about how you would never find a good internet marketer or SEO expert working for anybody else. Why would you when if you had the actual skills you could make far more money under your own terms ranking your own cheap websites and driving traffic towards as many high paying shady affiliate programs as you like? I openly explained that to companies who offered me a steady wage . I even ended up working for some on a commission basis, it was the only way they could keep me interested.

        That world is over, people want to deal with real websites representing real businesses offering real value. If you’ve got the skills there are so many employment or consulting opportunities out there it’s unreal. I can say from 1st hand experience that as a software developer it has never been so easy to make a very VERY good living. All this get rich quick, traffic arbitrage, Chow MLM scam nonsense brings with it little more than sleepless nights and misery.

  17. I am late here but I found this post very useful. This was recommended by one of my friend when looking for tips on how to set-up a successful affiliate program for my website. I have been doing affiliate marketing for almost one year now, and its awesome.

  18. Aaron says:

    I remember in January or February, Tyler said he was going to make it a goal to post here every two days. He was doing just the for a couple of weeks and now he hasn’t posted in two months. I realize this blog doesn’t bring in much money for him anymore so he is focusing on earning rather than simply writing. One could argue that his blog is a good asset for him still. With a theme revamp and a couple posts a week about his successes and failures, I think it could easily be built back up.

    I think that people read this blog because he is someone who is making a living online and has been doing it for some time. Not always glamorous and not always successful, but it’s all far more interesting than a 9-to-5. I even like seeing tours of offices and side projects.

  19. Worried says:

    Did Tyler die?

  20. lol says:

    Lol, even an 80 year old grandma could kick his ass

  21. Pork ChopZ says:

    Guys, Tyler’s pork chopZ were slightly overcooked but good.

  22. Pork Chops says:

    Seriously – can I get another pork chop update?

  23. Bloggeramit says:

    WOW, This is just Amazing and unbelievable.

  24. issac paul says:

    Hey tyler,
    I really wonder how do you really manage to write such a lengthy ! i really luv it

  25. Tauseef Alam says:

    Good to know you journey as an affiliate marketer. You have done great as an affiliate marketer. I wish you best of luck with Votesy. Keep us posted with all the update about your new venture.

  26. Oliver says:

    What do you mean RIP?
    Did he died?

  27. James says:

    Heard about the news 🙁 RIP Tyler.

    Thanks for your contributions through this blog.

  28. Aysha Haque says:

    Hi Tyler,

    I am trying to do affiliate marketing soon! I think it is a reliable way to make some good money online and it’s passive too! I really like affiliate marketing! Hope that, will help me a lot!

    However, thanks for the informative post!

    Keep it up!


  29. Nomar says:

    Looks good, maybe time for an update?

  30. How’s the rental properties doing?

  31. Your affiliate marketing program is an inspiration to us.Thank you.Keep updating us.

  32. Alex Jobs says:

    Hi Tyler! You have been investing on Canada or US property? Is it safe to invest there? Does courts work quick when tenants stop paying?

  33. Alex Jobs says:

    I have been thinking also about investing on real estate mainly..i think it is safer now than have the money on any financial product..but it has to be on a country where justice works…to quick out unpaying tenants..

  34. Alex Jobs says:

    Do you recommend any country where is safe to invest on real estate? Where have you been finding your properties with yield?

  35. Steve M says:

    It’s been three months Tyler. RIP my friend. We are missing you.

  36. Anmol Singhi says:

    This is really inspiring

  37. Vinoth says:

    Hey! actually i don’t have any affiliates on my blog, but after i see your affiliate earnings report, i am gonna signup affiliates campaigns and hope start earnings!

  38. oferte azi says:

    I wish you quick recovery and to find a solution for the disease.
    Also I’m thinking that might be a solution if you could mention the advertising networks that didn’t paid you the money. The other affiliates could be more selective!
    Thanks a lot!

  39. Mr Roper says:

    I think he’s too busy hosting ESL students to blog anymore

  40. Happy Veterans Day to everyone.

  41. Thank you for sharing with us..

  42. ASMR Tabuhan says:

    Oh my lord.. look at those revenues 😀 you rock!

  43. TheNomar says:

    Tyler, its time for some updates I guess 🙂

  44. Guys Gab says:

    Hey Tyler,

    I was hoping that to see some updates on the site, as I was curious to see how you were making out with affiliate marketing, with your rental property, etc.

    I’m sure you’re busy and all, but I’m sure I’m not the only long-time reader who is itching for an update!

  45. freal says:

    is this site dead?

  46. I wish you best of luck with Votesy. Keep us posted with all the update about your new venture.

  47. Luca Todesco says:

    Get well soon, Tyler. Been following you since 2011. Good to know you are still kicking all kinds of arse.

  48. Tom says:

    That is a little sad to look at the report of income 2013 compare to 2014

    best regards

  49. Luca Todesco says:

    Solid update, Tyler. Good luck for Votesy.

  50. Wow Tyler, I came in just to check things out. It has been a while since I dropped in. This post makes me sad, to see the blog so dead. I’m sorry to hear about your ongoing health issues. I got out of blogging and content sites in general. I’m going back a bit and setting up ads on the few websites that I have left.

    Personally I think real estate will be a great venture for you. It will bring you lots of money and it’s just as scale-able as affiliate marketing. Overall I have faith that you can do it man. I’m going to message you here in a little bit. I’m working on real estate as well, and considering this post is over a year old I figure it might be time to see how you’ve been.

  51. this post is great. i like to read this

  52. keep posting such great stuffs man!

  53. Thanks you so much for your tips.
    I’m a beginner, I’m making money online with affliate marketing. In my opinion affiliate marketing works best for those blogs, which are new or not getting much traffic due to any reason.

    I love Affiliate Marketing and I am using Amazon Affiliate Links for my One year old site and it made last month over thousand and this month almost two thousand US dollars with just organic traffic as well as Social Media Traffic(means no paid traffic at all)

    Can we use Existing Content and if yes how? Please can anybody give me answer?


  54. Thanks you so much for your tips.

  55. Atluri Amani says:

    Affiliate marketing is good way to make money online.Thank you for sharing useful tips to earn more money.

  56. its awesome i also need to earn like that. its motivational.

  57. Thanks you so much for your tips.

  58. Mark says:

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