what was your FIRST EVER online income method that worked for you?

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At the beginning of your journey in online business, what was the first
method that earned you income that you consider as good?

It doesn't have to be a lot of money. Just the amount that made you feel
that you are in the right direction.

Please share what you did and if you want, how much you earned.
#income #method #online #worked
  • Profile picture of the author binelus
    Originally Posted by Scuderia View Post

    At the beginning of your journey in online business, what was the first
    method that earned you income that you consider as good?

    It doesn't have to be a lot of money. Just the amount that made you feel
    that you are in the right direction.

    Please share what you did and if you want, how much you earned.
    The first method that made me earn money was to create a product (sound pack) for other music producers like me.

    First sale was for 67$ and felt so good, I screamed my head off with my arms wide open looking up to the sky!

    From then I knew making money online wasn't just a saying but that it could happen.

    You can also earn money as an affiliate! I made some with a cpl offer (cost per lead), for each person that registered to a free online marketing course I would get 1.50$. That was pretty cool!

    Depending on your skills, you can also freelance and advertise your services on upwork.com. A lot of people like to outsource little tasks in their business that they don't want to do (data entry, social media managing, etc).

    So money is everywhere: you just have to decide what your purpose is and go at it ALL IN, and to stay consistent at it!

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Back in 1999 or so, I posted an affiliate link on the original Warrior Forum. (Note there are new rules now about affiliate links in posts and signatures.) Then I received a check in the mail.

    I forget the amount but I do remember the feeling. I knew this thing could work if I could figure it all out and get going.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    In 2002 I started licensing photos professional from my online galleries. One of my first image sales was a pretty good one with a single pic earning me roughly $1000. Nope, not nearly as much of that money in the market these days.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author cjsparacino123
    i promoted peoples music and got paid up to $100 for the service
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  • Profile picture of the author FinishMyGoals
    I sold products on Amazon, and made 1k in a few days. It was neat. You see your mentors do it, but really don't feel it until you do it.
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    I took the one less traveled by,
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  • I was working as a freelancer. Was building websites and fixing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    sports betting

    won the first bet

    lost the next six

    but i have improved
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    adsense and amazon

    adsense on my baby shower site

    amazon on my stroller and cradle site. Amazon dried up after panda and penguin.

    these days adsense, YT adsense, affiliate products , CPAs and my own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Back when I was 13/14 I made a technology blog called Guide Goods. I put some Adsense on it and made my first $100 online from it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author DesignHackz
    Service, adsense, then Amazon affiliate.

    SEO was still easy on 2009
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    For me, the easiest way to earn money is reading email, I don't remember exactly, it's called PTR (Paid to read). I've used to read email everyday, join many PTR networks and open and read every messages daily. I did it for a time at morning. However now, I don't do it anymore
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    • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
      Originally Posted by hynds View Post

      For me, the easiest way to earn money is reading email, I don't remember exactly, it's called PTR (Paid to read). I've used to read email everyday, join many PTR networks and open and read every messages daily. I did it for a time at morning. However now, I don't do it anymore
      It's like answering Surveys and such, is it worth it? How much did you made per day?
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  • Profile picture of the author SamdarshiPaul
    I made my first sale, selling an affiliate product from clickbank about "Cellulite" through a squeeze page. I guess it was in May 2013 and earned somewhere around $73.

    I woke up in the morning, logged in to my clickbank account and found that I made my first sale. I didn't knew who bought it or where the traffic came from. But it felt so good, I took a screenshot of my first sale. That was one of the happiest moment of my life. It made my day. I went to office, riding my bike all whistling and singing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Rago
    In 2011 I put up a review site for a launching Clickbank product in the make money online niche.

    The product was called Massive Passive Profits.

    Two weeks before launch date (found on JV Notify Pro) I purchased massive passive profits review.com.

    I optimized the site and content for the the url keyword.

    I found other websites promoting the product and rewrote their content.

    I found information about the product creator and rewrote it.

    I pointed links from as many article directories, social media sites, and related forum profiles and signatures to my site as possible.

    A week before launch my site was # 2 on Google and slowly slid down the rankings until launch day when my site was # 7.

    On launch day I made over $300.

    Life.
    Changed.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Macklin
    First time it was social bookmarking for a travel site. Though the project was little started with only $1. But I learnt a lot from that and continuing so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author fwe
    It was 2011, while I have earned my first earnings from the online sector by using Youtube. Though it was a small amount of money, but it made me interested to work more & more. Then my thrust of work is increased to the top of my view. Finally I have been earning a handsome amount of money. Thanks for your asking.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Well things have changed but six years ago for me it was Adsense and getting around 4 to 5 thousand people per day to my page with my ads on it was making me around $350 to $400 per day. Its a very cool feeling when you see results and money in your accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I sold A WOW Gold guide off a Squidoo page, in "08."

    It generated a $26 commission every four or five days for almost a year.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    $100 from Markethealth. This was when Google was kind and considerate with Affiliates. God knows what happened to my affiliate marketing business after the Google updates
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    I made my first dollar on ebay flipping collectible toys many years ago...

    Now still do :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnLim
    I received my first check from Google Adsense back in 2008.
    After that I got involved with affiliate marketing and ClickBank.

    Seems like affiliate marketing and ClickBank got most people started here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winning34
    Back in 2003, google adwords allowed affiliates to direct link to offers and I made a killing from direct linking to clickbank products before there was any real competition. Good times.
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  • I have started as a freelancer, writing content for clients. Then I became an SEO expert then I have also slowly ventured into offering SEO and content services for starting companies to medium-sized companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    I started well with adsense and finally get my first $100 check. I am so happy at that time
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron C Farrow
    Craigslist arbitrage. First job I earned $20.
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  • Profile picture of the author YaniB
    I did arbitrage with selling YouTube views and Facebook likes. Made $73
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  • Profile picture of the author fwe
    It was 2011, I joined to earn money. I tried to earn money from YouTube. Successfully I Earned money from this sector. Nowadays it is no longer an issue to earn money from the Online sector. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    The first money I made online was by putting up a website with a webpage about an unusual service I was selling. I was #1 on Google for the specific term, for several years, and made a few thousand from that.

    The first reliable method I found was the "conduit" method with the Amazon affiliate program. Unfortunately, now you can't use Amazon for such things (because they don't allow you to mention a price, or a user-rating, or a customer-comment, without using their API, or any "summary" or "generalization", so you can't really add any value).

    But those were years ago, and I have learned a lot recently

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivana Adnium
    Fiverrr and Adrewards. Used to be a graphic designer so I made some simple business cards before all the templates & such got popular. And I learned about affiliate marketing through Ad Rewards, then I got my current job at an ad network due to my research into AM, and the rest as they say, is history
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I sold a $500 product that paid me a $50 commission. I was grateful for the sale but wished the profit potential was more than 10%. But it still was my first sale that I ever made.

    I made this sale in the same niche as I am currently involved in heavily...

    MMO - Make Money Online.

    I used Microsoft Ad Center (now bing ads) with PPC (Pay Per Click) and generated some traffic and leads.

    One person left their phone number so I called them back and they ended up buying the product.

    No hard selling or pitching just having a nice conversation on the phone.

    Today I won't call anyone to make a sale. I don't need to.

    Lastly...

    In regards to finding the 'right' opportunity for most people...

    I don't think it's so much finding the 'right' opportunity or product to sell as a new marketer. I think most new marketers have a problem or issue with the speed it takes for them to start 'seeing' results.

    Most people just expect way too much too fast in regards to their money getting process.

    Most people (maybe even you reading this right now) don't spend 'enough' time learning, taking action and mastering any (1) marketing method.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Sold a monthly subscription to a membership site for $50 a month (made $15 per month on every referral). This method worked really well because I made all of my sales using the telephone.
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  • Profile picture of the author wentzco
    My first online income was generated from marketing efforts using the old GoTo.com search engine back in 2000. It was novel new concept using "PPC" where you would get charged for clicks to your website. I had registered a weight loss domain name which I redirected to a replicated website of a nutritional network marketing company I was the national marketing director for.

    It was tremendously cheap back then & most of my clicks cost me only 1-5 cents (yes... targeting weight loss keywords). Bidding competition wasn't strong whatsoever in the early days. I was amazed when my first retail customer commission occurred with many more to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Scuderia View Post

    At the beginning of your journey in online business, what was the first
    method that earned you income that you consider as good?

    It doesn't have to be a lot of money. Just the amount that made you feel
    that you are in the right direction.

    Please share what you did and if you want, how much you earned.
    For me, it was affiliate marketing and using Google Adwords.
    Unfortunately things have changed and Google is not really a great place to start if you're new to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    I started to make money when I used Amazon to make money...They bring the traffic for you so you don't have to worry about traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author rick98media
    The first project that ever turned me a profit was a search engine submission service that we charged $30 a month to be a part of. Gosh, those were the days. Was easy money
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    1) AltaVista

    2) Yahoo!

    3) years later the newbies from Seattle arrived
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  • Profile picture of the author Waqas Khattak
    I did not mean any offence.. I appologize.
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  • Profile picture of the author WSS
    Amazon Affiliate. Picking items that cost $200+, writing real and helpful reviews, and earning commission off them. I built pretty spammy backlinks so my income from those review sites didn't last long but I sure learned my lesson... which was to build a PBN! haha.
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