I have Finally Made My First Affiliate Sale

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Hello Warriors,
I recently got seriously involved with Warrior forum, I spend close to 8 hours daily ( no lies) reading posts on here and finally decided to create a lens on squidoo and through the help of every one most especially :


And many others I have finally made my first sale after 9 months of starting IM. I am so glad I have finally broken the jinx.

At a stage I thought a Nigerian can never make it online except to engage in scams, I was beginning to believe IM is meant for Americans alone but waking up this morning to check my clickbank account as usually done every morning I see a little 19.36 which looks to me as 19 million.

It has never been easy, I was close to quitting when I decided to PM Tess47. She has been such a great internet mother to me and I must say I appreciate her effort.

I say I big thank you to every one who has helped me in one way or the other and to those who are struggling like me, don't give up just yet. Remember quitters don't win and winners don't quit.

I don't know where the 1 sale is coming from and I will be glad if some one can give me tips on how to track my sales next time.

You may check out my lens fastest way to lose weight and let me know what more I need to do. You can also rate my lens.
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  • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
    You can keep track by setting a unique ID on clickbank for each link. When you create your hoplink there is a box where you put your username and another for your tracking ID. You can keep track of your ID's in a spreadsheet or word document so you know which is which.

    And, you're welcome!
  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    Fantastic !
    Nigeria holds many challenges for you guys doing IM over there, so i take my hat off to you.
    May your success be so great that you may live in constant amazement.

    As for tracking the sale, i use clickaudit.com - a free tracking service. On yous site you just replace your affiliate link with it, and you will know exactly how many clicks each one gets, and how many clicks it takes to get a sale.

    You can check your lens statistics to see where the traffic is coming from. For traffic classified as "direct traffic" (email, ebook), you simply use tracking links again.

    hope this helps
  • Profile picture of the author naim116
    congrats guy..
  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Thanks to every one. Yeah I am taking up the challenge of being a Nigerian. I am all out to make a difference and I hope The Warrior Forum can help me in that regard.
  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    CONGRATULATIONS!! I was glad to help, and I'm very proud of you for persevering.

    Now, once you have that lens getting really good traffic, go start another one in a different niche and do what you did to be successful with this one. Keep on working - you now know that you CAN do it!
  • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
    Well done - I can remember the excitement of that first sale.

    Now that you know how to do it - could I suggest trying a market that isnt quite so competitive? I'm not saying to stop what you're doing, but I think maybe try something with less competition, a micro niche.

    There are heaps of them around, with not quite so much competition.

    Just my opinion.

    Good Luck & keep up the great work
    • Profile picture of the author zojozen
      Hi...and well done for getting that first sale.
      It's a great feeling isn't it...!
      I also agree that its a good idea to spread your market.
      Get into several smaller niches and you'll be amazed at the results...
  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    Congratulation! I still remember my first sales, it was exciting! Just keep up the good work and scale your business up, you will earn more soon!
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Congratulations yommys01!!!

    That is wonderful news. It shows it is possible to make honest money. Hopefully you will soon be able to share your success story with other people in Nigeria.

    You may have done a lot more than just made your first sale of an affiliate product.

    Wishing you every success,
    Michael Oksa
  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    That's fantastic - there is nothing like the feeling of that first sale.

    I hope you have many, many more. Well done.

    Nice lens too, I gave you a rating on both your lenses. Have you thought about creating a few more and linking them to each other? It can help get you more views and a higher ranking.
    • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
      Congras! And welcome to IM!

      Glad you made the first sale. The sales will keep coming Even my first lens that I did are still earning an income for me today. Rofl.
  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    That is awesome! It's wonderful that you've gotten past that difficult first sale, and now you can move on to make many, many more
  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Thanks to every one. it feels good getting that first sale after such a long time. I am not resting just yet and I am already creating another lens - n the same niche anyway will give other niches a try soon but I don't know which niche.

    I am wondering if Good will index each module in my lens separately or will it only index the one at the first page? I need to know so as to decide which of my article should come first and which should come last.
  • Profile picture of the author moodyresources
    The first sale seems like it is the hardest and feels the best! That is great now just keep on perservereing. You may go a few days without another sale, but don't panic. It will come back around if you keep acting and learning.
  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    @moodyresources, thanks for your advise.

    I have just created a new lens. how to get a 6 pack please check it out and let me know what more I need to add. Are the affiliate links good enough ?
    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Houghton
      I'm still looking to make my first sale as well. So far it has been 1 year, 100 hits a day and no sales, but now that I joined this site and with positive messages like your i know its close. Congratz again and let us know when you make your first million
  • Profile picture of the author Writing Warrior
    Congratulations! It's a good feeling, huh?
  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Congrats... you have just leaped over the first hurdle of making money online... keep up the good work!!!
  • Profile picture of the author mario2001
    Good job.

    Now you have to work more hard for your second sale.

  • Profile picture of the author Tristan Bull
    Congrats bro keep it up!

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