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My 10 Yr Old Son Made $257 W/ CJ In July!

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by glenndorsey, Aug 2, 2008.

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    Hey all. I guess this is a bragging post, but I'm bragging on my little boy. So that's ok, right? :D
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    Long story short: My son has a little football fan site I helped him set up (he's 10 years old). He works on the site at least a time or two every week. Well, last year I helped him set up one page in particular with some CJ links in it to Stub Hub. We made the page after the end of last season and just forgot about it.

    I don't do anything with CJ, so I never check the status of the account. But a few days ago I got a check in the mail for $257 from them. I said, "What in the heck is that for? I thought I replaced all the CJ links long ago?"

    So I looked them up online and realized the check was from that single page on my boy's fan site. It turns out that folks are starting to buy football tickets for this season, and a few bought them thru links on his site. One sale in particular was for $2k, which my son received a commission of $160 for!

    The moral of the story? I guess if a 10 year old boy can make $257 with a single page that took 10 whole minutes to make, us grown ups should be able to bank a grand or better per page. :p

    P.S. I'm very proud of my boy. He is an IM in the making for sure!!

    :)
     
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    meetbro Banned

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    10 year old only :eek:

    Amazing.. unbelievable..
     
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    Crazy huh? lol He makes $30 - $100 a month with Adsense, but this $257 check was completely unexpected. He was running around the house like a wild little injun when i showed it to him. lol

    It's very encouraging for sure.

    :)
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 2, 2008 IP
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    You really are lucky having a son like that..........
     
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    lol..
    He will be a super affiliate soon :D
     
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    He's a really good boy. Thanks :)

    My boy the uber affiliate. I like it!! :p He's going to need all the money he can find to take care of me during retirement. :D
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 2, 2008 IP
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    now he and you can start a blog or ebook or something about it and make more money ... "How a 10 year old kid made $257 from affiliate marketing"
     
    jaiburn, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    congrats to have a son like that. nice income out there. i wish i was clever like him :X
     
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    Can you say "watch out Carl Ocab" :D
     
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    How about "How To Bank Like A 10 Year Old!"? :p

    Thank you. He's a good kid that loves his team. I told him he had to make a few bucks if he wanted my help/hosting/paid for theme/ etc. Now he is a fan of the $$ too. :D
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    Say congratulations to the kid lol, following father's tracks lol
     
    $tumbler, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    4 sure! :p:p

    Will do. He's in bed right now, but I will show him all the nice comments in the morning.

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree huh? :D
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    lol

    Nice start btw :D
     
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    I'm almost scared to even ask. For the record, hopefully the team doesn't suck... mind if I ask?
     
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    Thank you. He's been working on his site around 7 months or so I guess. He's doing really well with it. All organic se traffic too. :)

    His team rocks. Let's just say that his team has been one of the best in the U.S. for quite a while now. So... there is no shortage of fellow nuts/ fans. :D
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    You are lucky. Had steady traffic to sport sites for more than year now and so far no sales from stubhub.

    Its hard to get a lot of traffic and hence sales from sports fan sites, which is why im trying to get away from that niche.
     
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    I need to know, what is the team name? :)
     
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  18. glenndorsey

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    I certainly never expected it. Like I said, we made that single page long ago and completely forgot about it. What really shocked me was the size of the sales.

    He gets pretty food traffic. Not nearly as much as we would like to get, but you know how that goes.

    You get a lot of clicks on your sport sites, but just no sales?

    lol I'll pm ya. I didn't start this to "expose" his site or drum up any hits to it. I'm just a proud Dad. :)
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    That's great. When I was of 10, I didn't knew anything about Internet.LOL. :D ;)

    If it's not from proxies then it's great ;) :)
     
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  20. glenndorsey

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    When I wa 10, the Atari was just invented and I was playing Space Invaders. I first used the internet when I was in my 20's, in the military. It really is amazing to me that a little kid can make money on a computer. I had to cut grass all week to make what he does.

    Proxies? Nah. I don't have any of those.

    :)
     
    glenndorsey, Aug 3, 2008 IP