Success: Just Made My First Affiliate Sale EVER

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Hello guys,

I just got an email from an affiliate, and to my surprise, it was a notification of a sale. It was really a surprise because I almost gave up on a simple project I created a couple of weeks ago, I didn't even drive traffic to the website!

The commission was $9.46 but it feels like so much more because it's the first affiliate sale I ever made online.

It's not a lot, but it's a start, and it's motivation to continue building my list. Can you guess how many "Hops" were needed for one sale?

100?

50?

20?

10?

I know I probably just got lucky, but there was a grand total of TWO hops through my affiliate link, one resulted in a sale, that's a 50% conversion rate.

So for those of you who are new to this, I want to tell you that it works, and it's possible to make money online. Just focus, build a list, and provide value. Your first sale is just around the corner!
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  • Profile picture of the author GelidMind
    Congrats. Keep it up. I remember getting my first sale on ClickBank. It felt awesome. Rinse and repeat. See if you can get some more sales using the same formula.

    Best Wishes!
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  • Profile picture of the author marketermatt
    CONGRATS my man!!!!

    It only goes up from here!

    I remember my first sale and my first $1000 day, you will NEVER forget your milestones!

    Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author singhavn
    Congratulations for your success. May many more such emails comes to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Thanks guys, now it's just a matter of driving more content to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author SaeedKhan
    Congratulations, for me when I made my first sale, it was one of the best feelings! For example when I sell stuff on ebay, its like ok whatever but when I sell stuff as an Internet Marketer, i feel like so much better:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work man.
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  • Profile picture of the author lissylou
    Congratulations! Best of luck for doing it again and again?

    Are you able to share what method you used to get these 2 visitors?
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    • Profile picture of the author davemilli
      Congratulations, My first sale on Clickbank was about 5 years ago and it was not much but, I am still getting the monthly commission today from the same person so, I understand completely!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shankar Rao
    That's nice to hear on your success. 1st sale always the best one to remember. I still remember my first affiliate commission of $2.70
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Honestly, I don't know what I did to get those two visitors, they might have came through this forum. I remember sharing my website on a different forum and everyone said the idea was stupid and would never make money, so I stopped working on it, and then after a few days make a sale. It feels great. Now it's time to work on the next sale. I think I just got really lucky - but maybe not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Ah, I remember my first commission, it felt like I hit the lottery

    I didn't even know I had it till I got a PayPal email for $100, it was a site I forgot about

    Honestly, I don't know what I did to get those two visitors
    Even more reason to set up tracking software. TRACK EVERYTHING!!! Now you can't even scale up, because you don't know where it came from
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Congratulations TimothyTorrents! Even the small successes should be celebrated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Congratulations! The first one is always the best no matter how much it is. It's proof for you that you can make money online.

    Making a sale just after 2 hits isn't hard or luck. Marketing is 'mostly' a mental game. For some people things come their way easier than others.

    I made my first sale online back in 2006 for $500 that put $50 in my pocket. And it only took 3 clicks from Bing (Microsoft Ad Center) back then.

    What ever you did, keep doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    Congratulations!

    I got $39.60 for my first affiliate sale and I felt like I won the lottery.

    I have the check framed and hanging on my wall. :-)
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  • Well done, rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-IM7
    Hi Timothy
    Congratulations and keep up the good work! Just believe that your going to have even more success. Think that way all the time. It helps a lot and you'll see how just feeling that way will help you attract more success. Be positive all the time. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrnace
    Awesome. Well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author techforce
    congratulation friend do not suppose you are just lucky man it seems you spent effort and time in building your website and you get a result for your efforts
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      Congrats Timothy. I remember the first day I earned $10 online. I knew a $100 day was possible after that. It happened and other better days followed. Posts like yours should serve as motivation to those who have not earned their first $10.
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  • Profile picture of the author RafaelThaGreat
    This is great man, the best part is you almost gave up after 2 weeks... that's way too early to call it quits. Keep building this offer and gain some skills along the way.

    Luck would be getting an email for a sale when you never built a website in the first place. You put together the site and the offer and sure enough you made money, it was earned.

    Full steam ahead!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Good job Timothy! I'm happy for you man. The feeling is awesome, and if you want more sales, continue to work your butt off - and keep marketing year after year. Congrats!
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      I get that people want to be positive, but really?

      One sale?
      One?
      For $9.46?

      I'm not saying it's not a good thing, but (1) he's calling it "success" and (2) he even admits that he "probably just got lucky".

      Is it really the case that there are so few people on the WF who have even made a single sale that we're so excited for him making $10 in (gross) earnings?

      And what's most disturbing about this post is that after making his $10, he now apparently has the authority to state: "So for those of you who are new to this, I want to tell you that it works, and it's possible to make money online. Just focus, build a list, and provide value."

      Sorry, but one sale -- whether for $10 or $10,000 -- doesn't mean a thing at all. And the problem is that if we evaluate our success by that one sale, we might be incline to make mistakes over and over again when really the only reason we made that sale was because we were lucky.

      To be honest, I don't remember my first sale -- and so much the better. But I do remember the day I quit my job because I could make more from my business than I could as a web developer. And even then, I wouldn't call it success -- it's just one more step on a very long path.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
        Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

        I get that people want to be positive, but really?

        One sale?
        One?
        For $9.46?

        I'm not saying it's not a good thing, but (1) he's calling it "success" and (2) he even admits that he "probably just got lucky".

        Is it really the case that there are so few people on the WF who have even made a single sale that we're so excited for him making $10 in (gross) earnings?

        And what's most disturbing about this post is that after making his $10, he now apparently has the authority to state: "So for those of you who are new to this, I want to tell you that it works, and it's possible to make money online. Just focus, build a list, and provide value."

        Sorry, but one sale -- whether for $10 or $10,000 -- doesn't mean a thing at all. And the problem is that if we evaluate our success by that one sale, we might be incline to make mistakes over and over again when really the only reason we made that sale was because we were lucky.

        To be honest, I don't remember my first sale -- and so much the better. But I do remember the day I quit my job because I could make more from my business than I could as a web developer. And even then, I wouldn't call it success -- it's just one more step on a very long path.
        It's a success for me, considering the website is less than two weeks old and I didn't drive traffic to it. Yeah, I'm happy about it. Obviously I don't think the website is in a perfect state, still need to make a lot of changes. I'll let you guys know when I make a second sale. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author socialsite
        Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

        I get that people want to be positive, but really?

        One sale?
        One?
        For $9.46?

        I'm not saying it's not a good thing, but (1) he's calling it "success" and (2) he even admits that he "probably just got lucky".

        Is it really the case that there are so few people on the WF who have even made a single sale that we're so excited for him making $10 in (gross) earnings?

        And what's most disturbing about this post is that after making his $10, he now apparently has the authority to state: "So for those of you who are new to this, I want to tell you that it works, and it's possible to make money online. Just focus, build a list, and provide value."

        Sorry, but one sale -- whether for $10 or $10,000 -- doesn't mean a thing at all. And the problem is that if we evaluate our success by that one sale, we might be incline to make mistakes over and over again when really the only reason we made that sale was because we were lucky.

        To be honest, I don't remember my first sale -- and so much the better. But I do remember the day I quit my job because I could make more from my business than I could as a web developer. And even then, I wouldn't call it success -- it's just one more step on a very long path.
        A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step!! And yes it can be a huge thing to have your first sale because it says yes I really can make money online. I remember seeing a video from 2 internet guru's that said even though they had a million dollar day, the thing they remember the most and was most excited about was there very first sale....

        And it's understandable why because it is all the motivation in the world to know that it really does work. It's not just hype or all scams it really is possible to make money online. Then you just keep learning and figuring out how to do it better next time and how to start scaling things up.

        Even though I didn't get rich from making about $1,500 in a year on fiverr it was still a great feeling knowing that making money online really does work and it is possible to scale things up. So I say congrats and for him to use that feeling to his advantage and start making a lot more....
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  • Profile picture of the author TestimonialTrade
    Originally Posted by TimothyTorrents View Post

    Hello guys,

    I just got an email from an affiliate, and to my surprise, it was a notification of a sale. It was really a surprise because I almost gave up on a simple project I created a couple of weeks ago, I didn't even drive traffic to the website!

    The commission was $9.46 but it feels like so much more because it's the first affiliate sale I ever made online.

    It's not a lot, but it's a start, and it's motivation to continue building my list. Can you guess how many "Hops" were needed for one sale?

    100?

    50?

    20?

    10?

    I know I probably just got lucky, but there was a grand total of TWO hops through my affiliate link, one resulted in a sale, that's a 50% conversion rate.

    So for those of you who are new to this, I want to tell you that it works, and it's possible to make money online. Just focus, build a list, and provide value. Your first sale is just around the corner!
    Was it for a Clickbank product? If so, which one are you promoting?
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  • Profile picture of the author kidino
    Waaaaay years ago. I remember my first affiliate commission. It was on CJ.com. I set up a 2-page website targeting a specific keyword... I almost forgot that I created the website. But a couple of months later reading an affiliate marketing article, I remembered that I have a website like that. I logged in -- walla! $13.

    Congratulations on yours!
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Congrats! This is one important milestone! Now work hard to get to your first 100 sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author xmarketer
    Congratulations for you first sale. I still remember my first sale few months ago, it was $25. Rinse and repeat the same formula until it works, then move to another formula. Don't ever try to apply more than 2 formula the same time because you will get confused and soon enough lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin012
    Congratulations...It sure feels great when you login to your account and see sales. My first sale was with clickbank 2 years ago and I was over the moon and every since the sales have been growing. It's great when you are just starting out when you make your first sale because you know exactly what you need to do to earn more.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Congratulations, keep up the great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author priyadarshana
    Find a good path to start building your business. And then rinse and repeat what works for you. Congratulations! Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    congratulations. Doing it again and again. Maybe optimize and try to do it faster this time and keep rinse and repeating getting rid of what is not working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samcollyer
    Congratulations! I remember my first sale and the way it made me feel-FANTASTIC! Let's hope that this is the start of something big for you!
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    • Profile picture of the author rjd1265
      1. Scale it up
      2. rinse and repeat
      3. optimize

      Did i get all the cliché's in??

      anyway good job and happy for you!
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    Congrats and good luck again
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  • Profile picture of the author dags512
    Well done on getting your first sale it is encouraging to all newbies who come here,if you just keep working more sales will follow.
    Good luck and have fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattdawg841
    Way to go! And you're right…the first sale really does feel like so much more than it really is!

    Great job and keep up the good work…you go this
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Sultan
    Amazing man! It reminds me when I made my first earning. Ah the feeling. Good job mate! Keep us posted.

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author interwebbuzz
      I am sorry to say the opening post makes my belly churn. The opening poster has been involved with IM for good 5 years and posts some stuff about making his first sale. And people congratulate him. Honestly what the? Yeah he might have been doing other stuff in IM for all this time that made him money and now (well 6 months+ ago this was posted) got involved in affiliate stuff and made his first sale. All I can say is come on you people. If you've been involved with something like this for any length of time then getting some sale of some kind is not exactly rocket science. I can understand if someone started IM last month and got their 1st sale today or something but this opening poster posting this as some kind of motivation for others is a joke.
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    keep it up bro and never give up
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