Super Affiliate Blog Birthday – 2 Years in the Making

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  • Published on : Mar 17 2009

When I first started blogging, I had no idea where it would go. My original intention was never to build the blog with the intention to sell, or market my own products, but to continually provide information and resources for free. Instead of writing an ebook, or selling my own marketing course, I would focus on providing as much information and resources as I could to my readers, at no cost. I would focus on quality content and building a reader base, then worry about revenue generation later.

During the first nine months of the blog, there were no advertisements and not much interaction with the user. After having my original blog design redone by Unique Blog Designs, the site started to generate money with on-site advertising and network referrals. Nearly a year after ZJ Blog version 2.o, UBD worked their magic again and version 3.o was released on 11/24/08. The results of quality content, multiple blog designs, networking and support from advertisers… I’m proud to say the blog is now generating over $12,000 profit per month.

The Original and Previous ZJ Blog Designs

As mentioned earlier, I never started the blog with the sole intention to for it to be my next money maker. Instead I wanted to focus on creating an resource site on how to make money online and for others to learn what “affiliate marketing” is. After all… isn’t affiliate marketing better than 99% of the “real” jobs out there? To this day, creating this blog has probably been one of the best decisions I have made. While it was great to be an “affiliate in the dark” for the majority of my 13+ years of making money online, it’s also great to share my stories and knowledge, and hear from new blog readers every day and how they just started making a few dollars online!

Over the past year I’ve also had the following to attribute to the blog:

– Recently published my 500th post on the blog, over 12,000 comments and just passed 6,000 RSS subscribers.

– I had the honor of taking part in the “Super Affiliate Blog Panel” at Blog World with ShoeMoney, Brian Clark, Darren Rowse and John Chow.

– Several thousands of dollars in cash and prizes have been awarded by networks from contests and promotions run on this blog. Not only bringing in new business to affiliate networks, but also creating new revenue paths for affiliates.

– One of my proudest accomplishments from the blog, is seeing that it has helped generate over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in new commissions for affiliates. With over 1,500 referrals to Neverblue alone, and hundreds more of affiliates to other networks, the blog has greatly exposed new networks and brought in a lot of new affiliates to our industry.

Thank you to everyone who has helped ZacJohnson.com grow into what it is today.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Zac Johnson
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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  • http://www.affiliateobsession.com Affiliate Marketing

    Good work, I have been following your blog for at least 1 year and have actually been taught a thing or two believe it or not!

    Keep it up.

  • Richard

    Zac,

    Keep up the excellent work, your blog not only looks great the but the content is invaluable.

    Cheers!

  • http://izzataziz.com izzat aziz

    i love reading you blog though, but sometime i don't know what the heck the writing about, maybe it for people that in your industry which i dont.. but still keep coming to read something at least related to me.. :D but congratz man..

    first time i here.. the spiderman make me stay. haha

  • http://eliteeternity.com Jeremy

    You rock, Zac. This blog is what got me started.

  • Splendid Kid

    I would like to congratulate you to your success.

  • http://zacjohnson.com Zac Johnson

    <a class="replyTo" href="#comment-103045" rel="nofollow">@Jeremy:

    Awesome Jeremy! So glad to hear the blog helped you get started. Seen your blog a few times now.

  • http://wesmahler.com Wes Mahler

    Nice zac, heres to the next 2 years! cheers!

  • Andrei Buiu

    Congrats for your success and keep up the good work. I've been following you since version 1.0 of your site and I appreciate very much the quality of your content.

  • http://www.indocontest.com Indo Contest

    You are My man.

    $12,000/mo is Huge!!

  • http://www.mentalpurgatory.com Matt Fyffe

    I'll get the cake! Feliz Cumpleanos!

    It's amazing to think how far the blog has come and what a tremendous money maker it has been for you. It shows what you can do if you work hard and keep focused on your target.

  • http://bostoncs.com Mike Chace

    Congrats Zac! That revenue is well deserved as you crank out some great content.

  • http://www.johnnyoptimist.com Johnny Optimist

    The UBD designs are awesome. They fit everything I wanted to do with my sites to a tee. I looked through the free templates on wordpress over a weekend and didn't come up with anything close to what those guys were doing. I've applied their designs to 7 blogs since Dec. and am planning on going back to them for a site redo once I hit a profit level. I had read one of your posts about them quite a while before I was looking, and had to come back to your site and re-read it. Thanks for recommending them.

  • http://www.marketleveragetv.com MLDina

    Happy birthday ZacJohnson.com and happy blogoversary Zac! It's been great following your journey, and I look forward to many more great posts!

  • http://crazydribble.com Crazy Oldie

    simply amazing! Congrats on the first two and look forward to reading and learning some more from your site.

  • http://affiliate-blogs.5staraffiliateprograms.com/ 5starAffiliateProgra

    Congrats Zac. You do a great job blogging. Here's to many more years of success!

  • http://donotreadthisblogunless.blogspot.com Nicholas Chase

    Zac,

    Proof that giving away from yourself has a wonderful reward. You provide such consistent value and encouragement to newbies like me, we just need to implement what you have shared and be patient.

    Our reward then will be a great success story to share with the next group of hopeful bloggers!

    A fine example of persistence paying off! I'm going to keep going, 100 visitors a day to my blogs and growing, since beginning in September 2008 after BlogWorld Expo.

    Respectfully,

    Nicholas Chase
    http://www.twitter.com/nachase

  • http://www.myfreeps3.net PS3

    Good work mate, keep it up! $12,000 a month is brilliant.

  • http://twitter.com/matejj Matej

    I'm sooo jealous but congrats, you make me believe ;)

  • http://www.pinkyarcade.com Play Games Win Prize

    Congrats Zac! :)

    -Mike

  • http://www.myboxingfans.com Edgar

    generating over $12,000 profit per month. Thats awesome Zac, I wish I could do that, but slowly I will one day.

  • http://www.welivethis.com Hip Hop Videos

    Zac, congratulations on 2 years! I did not realize how far the blog has come over the time-span. $12,000/month is incredible, as is the 1 million dollar mark. You definitely have reason to celebrate your success.

  • Goran Web Design

    Congratulations! And happy St Patricks Day back to you. It is a special day for me, because it is my birthday!

  • http://www.motiveinteractive.com Luke Smith

    Congratulations on the blog birthday and hitting these amazing goals – Keep it up next year we can celebrate 24K a month profits !! Again congratulations from team Motive !

  • Matt Fyffe

    happy birthday to you

  • http://workfromhomeland.com/ Ann @ Work From Home

    Wow, those are really impressive stats, congrats on that and keep up the great work!!!

  • http://www.blogaboutnothingatall.com Kai Lo

    Happy belated birthday to your blog! A lot of bloggers start out with nothing and no idea where to go similar to your situation. Most out of those people end up quitting, while people like you took it to a whole new level. Congrats!

  • http://www.bluehost-info.com Bluehost

    Most excellent Zac. The fact that you can concentrate 100 percent on your blog and make a great living is a wonderful thing. I am totally inspired by your efforts and your progress.

  • Manash Choudhury

    Congratulations on the blog birthday and hitting these amazing goals.

    Colon Cleansing

  • SexyGir

    How do you look for information for your blog content?