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This is so funny , I pretty much quit IM because it's been 3 months since i started and I got no results at all......didn't even make a dime ... I blame myself for that though for the most part because I did a Half Azz job on all the sites I made....

But a few weeks ago , I really put some effort into a new affilate site .... got it built in 2 days . Little did I know .... I never took the time to learn about proper keyword research ... which was the reason I saw no results ..... that is why I got VERY discouraged and quit ......

Sooo I was on the computer today and just checked my email ... and I got one saying my 2 articles were approved on EZA.....I decided to check my clickbank account just to see how many hops I got....

Signed in clickbank , and BOOM there it was

Thu Sep 10 $53.24

from 1 sale with only 4 hops for this product.... I was always used to seeing $0 in the snapshot lol it's a very good feeling ....

I must have gotten very lucky or something to get a sale from only 2 articles and no seo

just thought i'd let you all know I'm thinking about coming back to IM now
#sale
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Congrats! First of many, I'm sure.
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    Congratulations now just rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
    Congrats! Feels great doesn't it?

    Now for you to disclose which product you were promoting... ()
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt Henninger
    Hey man congrats!!! The first one is always the hardest. Absolutely great job and don't stop at it, keep plugging away until you get what you want out of IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    yep i'm about to start writing TONS of articles for this site
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    Please reveal the site LOL, seriously, well done and a true inspiration for many I am sure who are starting out.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    Great Job!

    Just keep taking steady action.



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  • Profile picture of the author FormerWageSlave
    Congrats to you on your first sale! It's a great milestone!
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  • Profile picture of the author SakeSushi
    Ar.. congras..

    lemme go check my clickbank now... =D
    been sometime since i log in too...
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  • Profile picture of the author Timothy Wright
    Congratulations! Looking forward to making a post like this for myself soon.
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    Congrats man!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gereem
    congrats! I'll take it as inspiration for myself as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Woohoo!!!!

    You'll never forget that first sale. I took a photocopy of my first check from CB a year ago and trust me...it's gonna be framed and remembered forever.

    You passed a hurdle many NEVER reach b/c they quit. Keep doing what worked for you and invest that 50 bucks in a website, autoresponder, or a PLR package of articles you can then use to get your next sale!!!

    Cheers,

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    Originally Posted by buckz55 View Post

    This is so funny , I pretty much quit IM because it's been 3 months since i started and I got no results at all......didn't even make a dime ... I blame myself for that though for the most part because I did a Half Azz job on all the sites I made....

    But a few weeks ago , I really put some effort into a new affilate site .... got it built in 2 days . Little did I know .... I never took the time to learn about proper keyword research ... which was the reason I saw no results ..... that is why I got VERY discouraged and quit ......

    Sooo I was on the computer today and just checked my email ... and I got one saying my 2 articles were approved on EZA.....I decided to check my clickbank account just to see how many hops I got....

    Signed in clickbank , and BOOM there it was

    Thu Sep 10 $53.24

    from 1 sale with only 4 hops for this product.... I was always used to seeing $0 in the snapshot lol it's a very good feeling ....

    I must have gotten very lucky or something to get a sale from only 2 articles and no seo

    just thought i'd let you all know I'm thinking about coming back to IM now
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  • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
    wow, congrats man.

    I too have been doing like you had before you made that sale, except I've only been using clickbank for a couple of months if that. So you've motivated me=P.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas William
    woooooooooooot!
    congrats!! how good is validation when testing out something new

    make sure you stick with it now
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    All I did was the basic stuff I learned through the warrior forum ...... just took it one step at a time ....

    find a good product with 100+ gravity on clickbank

    setup a wordpress blog

    created either review or success story style content and put the "cloaked" affiliate link at the bottom and top .....

    social bookmark the site every week

    Something that I see many people failing to realize .... you cannot sell to the people ... you must do your best to presell it and then at the end say " click here to view the guide i used " .... something like that .... try not to pressure them to much

    that is what I learned in most the ebooks i read....

    way more details but in a nutshell that is what i do ..... i am going to start writing articles though alot more because that is what got me the sale in the first place lol
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      Originally Posted by buckz55 View Post

      All I did was the basic stuff I learned through the warrior forum ...... just took it one step at a time ....

      find a good product with 100+ gravity on clickbank

      setup a wordpress blog

      created either review or success story style content and put the "cloaked" affiliate link at the bottom and top .....

      social bookmark the site every week

      Something that I see many people failing to realize .... you cannot sell to the people ... you must do your best to presell it and then at the end say " click here to view the guide i used " .... something like that .... try not to pressure them to much

      that is what I learned in most the ebooks i read....

      way more details but in a nutshell that is what i do ..... i am going to start writing articles though alot more because that is what got me the sale in the first place lol
      Can you or someone explain how to put the "cloaked" affiliate link at the bottom and top in wordpress or blogger?
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  • Profile picture of the author Koos-K
    Congrats! I remember my first sale, it's a great feeling!
    But remember to set goals for yourself with time and value like: I want 10 sales total in 1 month. This will get you really fired up!
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  • Profile picture of the author aihamshujaa
    Congrat on your first sale. I was like you in that I did all this work and continued to get no sales on my ClickBank account. And just like you, when I spotted my first sales I got a little excited and thought just maybe this stuff works. How are you doing now? Have you managed to build on your first sale?
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    congratulations on your first sale. the first one is always the sweetest!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Smale
    Nice work. You've done the hardest part - now ramp it up and let us know when you've made 100 sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
    congrats man!
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    • Profile picture of the author bd1292
      So did you use EZA or WordPress or both? I have some good ideas on the products I have used and want to promote. Glad to see you are on your way! I am not too far behind, still looking for my first sale as well.

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  • Profile picture of the author penchant
    Well done, it's all about persistence and determination. Keep at it the sales will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nikhil V Nair
    congrats.Great work
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  • Profile picture of the author remyhenry
    Congrats,it serves as inspiration for beginners like me, it shows that there is money to be made, only do the right thing and persevere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    Good deal! Now keep it coming even stronger from that point
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  • Profile picture of the author danaprince
    Woo Hoo! Congrats. The first sale feels awesome! When I made mine the first thing I did was come to the WF to share my news. I told my family but only a Warrior truly 'gets' how it really feels.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Good job! The first sale is always the most exciting! Well, it's between that or the first $4,997 sale. I'm going to go ahead and say the first sale is most exciting.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    i use wordpress sites , I'm not to experienced when it comes to creating a html site ... plus I don't even have any good software to make a site......

    i just install wordpress on a keyword domain , and make the whole site about a clickbank product , persuading the reader to click in a preselling way

    I got a long way to go but in the past 3 months i've learned alot from this forum....

    plus I joined the war room the other day and it's making my head spin of all the ideas lol
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  • Profile picture of the author patkilbern
    Congrats, First sale is the best sale!
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  • Profile picture of the author jbolte1976
    Good Job. I had my first sale not to long ago as well. For me it made me realize that it is actually possible to make money online. Now just repeat and improve on your method! Good luck.
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    Congratulations!
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    Job's a good 'un

    It'll be the first of many - enjoy the ride.

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  • Profile picture of the author katiec
    This is fantastic! Love hearing success stories! *High Five* over the miles!
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  • Profile picture of the author T.J.
    Congrats. You are 100% RIGHT about the keyword research. I made more sales in the last month then I've done all year becuase of just now figuring this out...

    I was doing research Like for KEI, but.. Theres much, much more to keyword research than that...

    Anyway Congrats on your first Sale!! Now Keep on working hard...
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  • Profile picture of the author faith101
    Congratulations! Keep on keeping on!
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    • Profile picture of the author andi_gt2005
      Congrats on your first sale. My advice is to go for the long tail keywords and then optimize your article for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Congratz on your first sale! It always feels amazing. I know your pain though, it took me 3 months to get my first sale too. I ended up getting 8 sales in that one month. So, don't worry, once you get it started right the sales should keep rolling in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Park
    Yup! I know the feeling. Thrilled, isn't it?
    I remember the day when I made my 1st sale.
    It's just incredible feeling..

    Just keep writing and scale it up. You'll see
    more sales coming your way.
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    • Profile picture of the author newBum76
      That is awesome, congrats from a fellow newbie! I just made my first sale this month too, also with only 2 articles. You just never know until you put out some real effort and stick with it.

      Looks like this was a couple weeks ago, make sure you keep that energy and enthusiasm going, it will propel you to make a ton more sales!

      Keep posting your progress, it's motivating to hear each others stories here. Keep it up and good luck!!!

      -Jon
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      • Profile picture of the author pwnzor
        congrats on the first sale! Hope you get many more..
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  • Profile picture of the author cclou
    Congrats! I think most of us here can relate to the excitement of a first sale. Mine was $46. The way I was acting you would have thought I had won the lottery. It's not so much the money as it is the validation.
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  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
    Originally Posted by buckz55 View Post

    This is so funny , I pretty much quit IM because it's been 3 months since i started and I got no results at all......didn't even make a dime ... I blame myself for that though for the most part because I did a Half Azz job on all the sites I made....

    But a few weeks ago , I really put some effort into a new affilate site .... got it built in 2 days . Little did I know .... I never took the time to learn about proper keyword research ... which was the reason I saw no results ..... that is why I got VERY discouraged and quit ......

    Sooo I was on the computer today and just checked my email ... and I got one saying my 2 articles were approved on EZA.....I decided to check my clickbank account just to see how many hops I got....

    Signed in clickbank , and BOOM there it was

    Thu Sep 10 $53.24

    from 1 sale with only 4 hops for this product.... I was always used to seeing $0 in the snapshot lol it's a very good feeling ....

    I must have gotten very lucky or something to get a sale from only 2 articles and no seo

    just thought i'd let you all know I'm thinking about coming back to IM now
    Congratulations!!!!

    Ahhh... I remember my first internet sale like it was over a decade ago.. lol. It's a GREAT feeling and man does it hook you good. Can't imagine earning a living any other way other than the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author rb1925
    Congratulations. Article submission should definitely not be overlooked as an effective sales method.
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    Still running, Still in the dark, But I saw your light, So I am Now Catching Up!
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  • Profile picture of the author realsbd
    that is really great maybe you should try to share more about your strategies because what l enjoyed most is seeing people becoming rich through me. am always satisfied, what about you?
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