Rosalind Gardner has been one of my biggest influences when it comes to making money online. Reading her books, The Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People’s Stuff Online, and Make a Fortune Promoting Other People’s Stuff Online: How Affiliate Marketing Can Make You Rich, in 2007, lit the fire in me to become an affiliate marketer. I cannot overstate how much Rosalind Gardner’s has impacted me.
Here is someone that was making almost half a million dollars a year from her laptop way back in 2005. I read her books in utter amazement. Rosalind Gardner is a true online success story. I find here story remarkable.
I have used her books to inspire others on numerous occasions. I have shared her books with several people, and have given away a few copies to people that were aspiring to make a living online. I recently rebought a copy of one of her books so that I can refresh my memory, and be inspired again.
I recently rebought a copy of one of her books so that I can refresh my memory, and be inspired again.
Rosalind Gardner started her online journey in 1997. She had a full-time job but decided to try something different. She had no experience or special knowledge related to creating websites. She just started with what little resources she had, and continued to learn and grow. Her lack of expertise was not an excuse, and it should not be for you either. There are numerous resources available online today that can assist you along the way.
Her first affiliate marketing website was centered on online dating. The website featured reviews of online dating sites categorized by different demographics, and interests. The site also provided visitors with dating advice on how best to succeed with online dating.
The sites featured reviews of online dating sites like match.com, and eharmony.com. As an affiliate of these companies, you get paid a commission every time someone you send their ways signs up for an account. If you able to feed them loads and loads of new customers, you can potentially make a lot of money.
This first site was Sage-Hearts.com, which later became 101date.com. Sage-Hearts.com ended up not be a great name so she eventually changed it to something better. When it comes to naming a website, or an online brand, it is frowned upon to use dashes in the name. Sage Hearts also was not a name that clearly identified what the website was about. Her inexperience led her to create a less than ideal name at first.
She grew with experience, and continued to make improvements and upgrades to her online business. Thus coming up with a much stronger name.
The month after she launched Sage-Hearts.com she received her first check in the amount of $10.99. This small check was enough to convince her that what she was doing was for real, and that she could potentially make real money if she kept going. Affiliate marketing was now part of her future.
It did not take long for her to begin to see real results. By the end of the first year, she was making over $5000.00 a month. Not bad at all for her first year in business.
By 2000, she had enough income from her affiliate marketing business to say goodbye to her full-time job. Her income was over $10,000.00 as a result of her hard work.
In 2003, she began using her knowledge to start teaching others how to make money online. Before transitioning to RosalindGardner.com, she shared her expertise on a website called NetProfitsToday.com. I was a little disappointed when the latter sit disappeared.
2005 saw the launch of The Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People’s Stuff Online which till this day is still one of my go to affiliate marketing books. When people ask me for a resource on how to make money online, this is the first book I tell them to read. All these years later it is still very relevant and super valuable.
Her books, speaking engagements, and affiliate marketing results established her as an expert in the field. She has been featured on several panels, and as a speaker at numerous affiliate marketing conferences. Her writing has also been published in magazines such as Revenue.
2007 brought us Make a Fortune Promoting Other People’s Stuff Online: How Affiliate Marketing Can Make You Rich which is a shorter and more concise introduction to making money online through affiliate marketing. Both of her books are extremely useful.
Over the years, her success had continued to grow. On January 4th, 2007 she generated $70,965.55 of income is just one day, which is quite a milestone.
All these years later she is still chugging along as an affiliate marketer making a living from her laptop anywhere in the world. She truly embodies the laptop lifestyle.
If she was making almost half a million in 2005, I can only imagine the heights of her income today.
Rosalind Gardner has been a major driving force behind my desire to make money online. She opened my eyes to the possibilities, and lit a fire all those years ago. She is an online success story, and her success is truly inspiring.
To find out more about Rosalind Gardner, and to see some of her handy work, take a minute to g and check out her websites:
You can find her books here:
Rosalind also has a course where you can get personal training directly from her:
The course and membership site costs $27.00 a month. Affiliate Blogging Pro
Here are some details about the product:
- 10 Module Training Program
- 225+ Tutorials containing practical tips and real-life examples of WORKING affiliate sites.
- 190+ Training Videos
- 24/7 Access to all course material
- Quizzes to test your knowledge at the end of training modules.
- Tutorial & Video Updates as required
- Member Site for ongoing support
- Email newsletter
- Website reviews by other members and Rosalind. She usually charges a minimum of $499 for a website consultation
You can check it out here: Affiliate Blogging Pro