How I Made $3,000 Per Month Complaining Every Day
A few years ago, I was making $3,000 per month complaining every day .
I have been a work-from-home laptop lifestyle junkie for years now. Aside from my content writing business, I am always finding new ways to diversify my income. A few years ago, I found a really fun way to make some extra money from the comfort of my living room armchair. I made $3,000 complaining every day, yes! Complaining! How did I do it? Read on to find out.
Rewind time to 2010, I had been working as a freelance content writer for three years by this time. I had contacts at the local newspaper too as I had written a few articles for them at one point. One day, I responded to an email asking if I would like to write complaint letters about local and national services for their weekly complaints section. For each letter, I would be paid roughly $120.
I started submitting the complaint letters within a week of receiving the email, I received my first paycheck a week later, $840! I contacted multiple local newspapers and magazines to find out if they needed the same service, eventually I had four publications under my belt. Within my first two months, I earned over $3,000.
Sadly, this job no longer exists however, the sacred art of complaining can still earn you plenty of money if you do it right.
Ways to Make Money as a Frequent Complainer
YouTube is the perfect platform to make money as a frequent complainer. Simply set up a review channel and use it to complain about products and services. People love to find out what they are getting into before paying for a particular service or product.
Note: when it comes to complaint videos, you don’t want to create hateful content. You just want to create content that informs and provides honest feedback of a service or product.
Personally, I would create a blog and connect it to Medium. The traffic to this platform is insane, you will experience much faster growth by connecting your blog to Medium than if you were to create a standalone blog.
- If you don’t already have a Medium account, create one
- Sign up to the partner program
- Create a publication, find out how to do that here>>> How to create a Medium publication
- Connect a custom Url to your Medium publication if you wish (I haven’t done this yet,I have just linked my blog to my Medium publication.) Find out how to link your custom domain here>>>> How to set up a custom domain on Medium
Affiliate marketing can be very profitable but it does take a lot of time and effort to start reaping the rewards. With affiliate marketing, it is best to have your own blog, you can utilize YouTube and Medium and connect them to your blog where people can purchase items that you have talked about.
How to make money with affiliate marketing and your blog
There is a lot to it, and like I said, it requires alot of time and dedication to really start making money from affiliate marketing. However, this is how I have done it.
I don’t make large sums of money from affiliate marketing, I earn about $2000 per month at the moment. However, some people like Liam James Kay for example, he makes $40 to $50k per month doing affiliate marketing full-time. He uses intricate advertising techniques that I don’t use and I don’t plan to delve that deep at the moment, but he is proof that there is plenty of money to be made in affiliate marketing.
Here is how I do it (the simple version)
- Create a piece of written content on my blog reviewing a particular product or service
- The review is an honest but negative review of the product
- Then I will create an honest, positive review of a similar product and link it with the affiliate link at the bottom of the article.
- I use one traffic source at the moment,Pinterest. Yes, I could use more traffic sources but at the moment, affiliate marketing is not my main focus. However, it does earn me some extra side hustle money so I am sticking with it.
- I use Clickbank, digistore24 and I am currently signed up to the Bluehost affiliate program too.
There is an audience out there for most types of content. There is big money in review content because people often search Google looking for product or service reviews.
Create a YouTube channel or a blog to start earning money from the platforms own partnership program or from affiliate marketing. Personally, out of all the methods, I prefer Medium. The main reason, if you put in the effort, you can grow pretty quickly on here. There are no conditions that you have to fulfill before you can enrol in the partnership program which means you can start earning money from day one on here. Wheras with YouTube, you need 1000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time before you can even apply for monetization.
Affiliate marketing is a good way to build an income with reviews however, you do need to convince someone to purchase something from your link. Wheras with Medium, you only need to attract interested readers, no selling involved. Of course, your content needs to be compelling enough for people to click on it in the first place but in my experience, the more you write and interact on the platform, the more you become accustomed to you the needs and wants of your audience. In my opinion, Medium is the place to be at the moment if you want to build an online income with no money and if you want gain exposure as a writer, blogger or reviewer.
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