I made my first sale on Clickbank.

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It is a small amount , but love it.

I spent around $ 300 on testing and this amount is only 5% of that amount.

I also bought many guides and WSOs from here and many other places. Honestly, most of them were not helping . The forum here helps a lot giving me the basic ideas .

The things I learnt so far after one year of many hours reading and testing every day are:

1. Don't buy those WSOs that do not tell you what they are selling. They will want your money only. This is one way they make money. You will know later after few emails from them that they want you to register on something under their link. That's it.

2. Don't believe those telling you that they will help you after you buy their WSO to be come rich. Are you kidding me? For a $ 20 WSO they will make you rich? Ok. I will buy a $ 1000 then. If you beleive that someone makes $ 3k everyday with CPA or clickbank, why would he spend time with you and others for $ 10? Think Wise please .

3. So many members here are REALY helpful. The best advises I got are from the replies I read to newbie threads.

4. Making money online is VERY hard and complicated. Never believe it is easy even for the most smart people.

5. Making money online needs so much work and so much patience and so much money as well. There are still free ways but will make you wait for a very long time until you get to where you want.

6. Always accept that fact that you started wrong and need to regroup and start over.

7. Testing take at least 50% of the job and takes 90% of the money. You need a testing plan to reduce the costs.

I know I am not in a position to give advises to others as I am still learning and has no positive results yet, but thought to give me opinion after one year on WF.

Update :

First sale 18.03.2015.

Second sale 22.03.2015

Third and fourth sale 23.03.2015.

Total spent : $ 316

Revenue: $ 65

This is only with clickbank. I spent much more trying many other things.
#clickbank #made #sale
  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    Mushmush,

    Your points are all right on.

    Admin should pin your post, but then, there will be no business for them. LOL.

    A lot of people jump on board Internet Marketing or MMO business expecting to earn easy money.

    I still remember the first time I got sold. "You earn money while you sleep, You earn money while you (excused me) Poop."

    I did not treat this MMO as a business.

    I keep on "investing" and "investing".

    Every time, telling my self, this is investment.

    When it failed, just think of it as a tuition fee.

    Adding to what mushmush has pointed out.

    1. Treat this MMO or IM as a business, you need investment and not small money.

    2. Business means Cash Flow.
    There should be income and expense.
    Positive Cashflow means Income is more than expense.
    Negative Cashflow means Income is less than expense.
    Like any new business, expect to have a negative cash flow for 2 years.

    3. As any business, this one also require persistency.

    4. You will make mistakes, learn from it and go forward.

    5. If an offer is too good to be true, then it usually is too good to be true.

    Best Regards,

    Heru Muskita
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by heruma View Post

      Mushmush,

      Your points are all right on.

      Admin should pin your post, but then, there will be no business for them. LOL.

      A lot of people jump on board Internet Marketing or MMO business expecting to earn easy money.

      I still remember the first time I got sold. "You earn money while you sleep, You earn money while you (excused me) Poop."

      I did not treat this MMO as a business.

      I keep on "investing" and "investing".

      Every time, telling my self, this is investment.

      When it failed, just think of it as a tuition fee.

      Adding to what mushmush has pointed out.

      1. Treat this MMO or IM as a business, you need investment and not small money.

      2. Business means Cash Flow.
      There should be income and expense.
      Positive Cashflow means Income is more than expense.
      Negative Cashflow means Income is less than expense.
      Like any new business, expect to have a negative cash flow for 2 years.

      3. As any business, this one also require persistency.

      4. You will make mistakes, learn from it and go forward.

      5. If an offer is too good to be true, then it usually is too good to be true.

      Best Regards,

      Heru Muskita
      These are the kinds of replies that make us learn.

      This post you added worth hundreds of fake offers.

      We keep learning indeed and if we want to become like those big players in the industry , we need to work seriously towards this.
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    Hey Mushmush,

    Congratulations on your first sale and it's great for you to come back here and share what you've learned with the community.

    Hopefully this is one sale of many more to come in the future!
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    • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
      The feeling of getting that first affiliate sale is good and I do remember my first one with Clickbank a few years ago.

      You're right in what you say though and testing is one of the only ways in which to see what works and what doesn't, changing it and using the methods that work best.

      People will sell you the story of making this business look easy and that's totally wrong. If it were that easy then, people would leave their existing jobs in droves. Time and patience is always the key to your longevity in this game and future success.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Congrats. I agree about testing. Keep experimenting
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It took you a year to make $15 & lost $285?

    If that's your test, my advice is, stop testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author avneriko
    Congrats!!
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  • Profile picture of the author srobin101
    Congrats. Still i am trying . .........
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    • Profile picture of the author coil101
      congratz, yes it is very hard to make money unless you are taught how, and 99% of wso just sell there books to make money, i gave up long time ago to try and make money, now days i do eBay it pays the bills and rent
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    When you say your first sale - is this an affiliate product or your own product?

    How many subscribers/leads did you secure for the $300 in testing? Hope you are building a list and/or following rather than just testing cold traffic to a sales or pre-sales page. That approach is not likely to payoff.

    Best is to test a sequence that moves people from rabid subscribers to paying customers...is that what you are testing?

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      When you say your first sale - is this an affiliate product or your own product?

      How many subscribers/leads did you secure for the $300 in testing? Hope you are building a list and/or following rather than just testing cold traffic to a sales or pre-sales page. That approach is not likely to payoff.

      Best is to test a sequence that moves people from rabid subscribers to paying customers...is that what you are testing?

      Jeff
      Not my own product. Selling others' products now.

      I didn't start making a list. I will start this in April. I have a plan and learning new things everyday. There is SO MUCH to learn everyday. I think if I keep coming here everyday and learn from my mistakes and from others, in one year I will stand on a solid base.
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      • Profile picture of the author emmerson
        Originally Posted by mushmush View Post

        Not my own product. Selling others' products now.

        I didn't start making a list. I will start this in April. I have a plan and learning new things everyday. There is SO MUCH to learn everyday. I think if I keep coming here everyday and learn from my mistakes and from others, in one year I will stand on a solid base.

        You certainly have the right work ethic. Keep think like that and set some goals for yourself and you will surely make it online. I wish you success.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    Congrats on your success. It's good to gain knowledge through reading forums and wso but a lot times you find that this is all some will do. The most important thing to remember is you have to take action and which you did. Soon you will be able to scale that $15 to 150 and more. Congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by Esteban Gomez View Post

      Congratulations for the first sale mush mush, that's always the hardest!

      Making money online is not hard and complicated, in fact it's easy once you have the right mentorship.

      It can be very hard and complicated if you try to figure it out all by yourself, with that I agree.

      The best thing anyone starting out can do is pay a mentor and get on the right track since the beginning.

      I talk more about this in this blog post in case you want to check it out.
      I already enrolled on a coaching website. It is for someone famous here on CPA (greedy). The subscription there is only $ 10 per month and you have access to well organized and clear articles and have the chance to ask her many questions.

      I am not trying to learn things by myself at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Congrats on your first sale and you have some great words of wisdom from 1 year of being in internet marketing. Some of the realizations you have made in 1 year have taken me years to realize. You definitely have more successes ahead of you as long as you're willing to continue to persevere.
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by Trey Morgan View Post

      Congrats on your first sale and you have some great words of wisdom from 1 year of being in internet marketing. Some of the realizations you have made in 1 year have taken me years to realize. You definitely have more successes ahead of you as long as you're willing to continue to persevere.
      Maybe because I am an old person . I am not a teenager. I am old and have kids.
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  • Profile picture of the author 7windows
    You always have advice to give to others, because you have been at this longer than the person just getting started. And what you shared is so valuable to anyone looking to make money online. You are right, this is hard work. I wish you all the best!
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    • Profile picture of the author emmerson
      Congrats on your 1st Sale, sometimes that all you need to clear the fog and start to focus on one path. But you need to tighten up and make definitive decisions this year about what area you are going to focus on, what skills you need to learn and set goals for yourself so you wont go another year deep in the red.
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by 7windows View Post

      You always have advice to give to others, because you have been at this longer than the person just getting started. And what you shared is so valuable to anyone looking to make money online. You are right, this is hard work. I wish you all the best!
      True. Everyday we learn new things and override some opinions as well.
      We will keep learning and testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author AtBat
    I love the advice about not buying guides that do not tell you what they are selling. They just tease you with promises of success. These are all garbage and will likely then try to hit you with an upsell if you want the real secret.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    Congratz,
    ! point you had wrote brilliantly, and never these people just make money by telling fake ideas. If the ebook really makes money , then they wouldn't sell that ebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by TeKn1qu3z View Post

      Congratz,
      ! point you had wrote brilliantly, and never these people just make money by telling fake ideas. If the ebook really makes money , then they wouldn't sell that ebook.
      There are still few honest ones over there, but those make things clear to you before trying to sell you something.
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  • Profile picture of the author hometutor
    Congratulations!

    Not just on your first sale, but getting the concept of good business tactics!

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author nahid7
    Thanks a lot. It's amazing. You have spent $300 and earned $15. It's not bad thing, it is a sign that you will earn 15XXXX ..............
    Continue good task....
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Keep in mind that you need to make more sales or the only sale you made will be deducted.
    Good work now go for one every hour ! That's your goal mate

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author HARSHA4306
    Congrats on the first sale. Thanks for sharing the info.
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  • Congratulations for making that first sale. More importantly, you also learned that it takes either time, effort, money, or all 3 to really make ANY kind of income online. Nothing is free or easy, though as you've seen, many make it appear as if it is. Those same people worked for years to get where they are at, though it might be easy for them now - it was not always.

    Case in point, When I started to finally make over $100 with Adsense once upon a time, the minimum required to receive a check, it took over 2 years of plotting, planning, working to build up to that. Everyone sees the money at that point, but no one sees how much time and work went into building up to that point. Keep going but always keep your testing as small as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    Congratulations on making your first sale! Make money online IS hard but it does get easier. That first sale is a major milestone. You're very wise and have learned a lot. I look forward to reading more wisdom from your experience!

    You're right, there are a lot of products out there that don't deliver the value they promised. I've gotten taken in by many of those, too. It's frustrating but at some point, everything starts to come together.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherrytom
    Yes, indeed, hearty congratulations on your first sale. Did you know that ClickBank have their own Coaching Academy to teach their affiliates how to make lots of money? It's well worth the investment
    I'm delighted for you that you are now receiving coaching from another mentor site (CPA?). Looking back, I wish I had engaged a mentor when I first started. I wasted a lot of time and money trying to make it on my own until, finally, one day recently, I realized I was not going to get anywhere without a mentor, someone to tell me what to do, and show me how to do it. Keep smiling!
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by cherrytom View Post

      Yes, indeed, hearty congratulations on your first sale. Did you know that ClickBank have their own Coaching Academy to teach their affiliates how to make lots of money? It's well worth the investment
      I'm delighted for you that you are now receiving coaching from another mentor site (CPA?). Looking back, I wish I had engaged a mentor when I first started. I wasted a lot of time and money trying to make it on my own until, finally, one day recently, I realized I was not going to get anywhere without a mentor, someone to tell me what to do, and show me how to do it. Keep smiling!
      What I am getting now is not coaching. It is organizing the IM subjects and understanding the basics. She also has the 1 to 1 coaching but I am delaying that until I try many things then be ready to ask questions.
      I will review the clickbank academy if it is as good as you say.
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  • Profile picture of the author walthanson
    Congratulations!
    A Dutch saying: Once one sheep is over the bridge, the flock will follow!
    Keep going and you will see more sales!
    Best of luck with it!
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  • Making money online ISN'T hard!

    It's just hard to start of with...

    Like everything in life...when you do something for the first time it's hard, then..

    You start to grow exponentially, and it become seamless!

    This is why PERSISTENCE is one of the main keys to success (At anything)
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  • Also, here's a key observation...

    Ever wondered why the top IM gurus, all struggled for days, month and even years, and now they make money while they sleep..

    It's a skill growth curve!

    Great share, thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author zafar
    Congrats! on your first sale man!
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by zafar View Post

      Congrats! on your first sale man!
      Thanks.

      They are four sales now , but three days passed without any more sales.

      Maybe because I am busy trying other things and also reduced my bids.

      Will come back and try my best after I join an autoresponder service.
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