How long until you made your first IM dollar?

by pauloadaoag Administrator 52 replies
A discussion with a WF member gave me this idea. How long from the time you started until you guys made your very first cent? It can be from an affiliate commission, or an actual product sale, or ad revenue. It doesn't even matter if it's 2 cents or 2 thousand dollars, as long as its actual measurable monetary results. This is for the benefit of newbies who are on the fence or who may just be starting out.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    When I released my software product it took 2 weeks before I made my first sale - $39.95.

    That was confirmation that rushing out a version 0.1 was worthwhile.
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      That was fast. If you don't mind sharing, what year was this?
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    Back in 2010, my first real internet dollar took too long - 4 months.

    Didn't really know much then about lean practices and my team and I built this complicated boondoggle from scratch BEFORE trying to reach out to people who may want to pay for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    It was about 2002/3 and I was using Yahoo groups to post links to various affiliate products in the IM niche. After a few months I sold a marketing course by Corey Rudl. The commission was about $70 I think.

    It was a complete fluke as I had no system in place, neither website nor email list but it proved to me that you could make money online if you put a product in front of eager buyers.
    It gave me confidence to keep learning and kept the wife quiet for a while about "spending so much time on the computer"!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    It took me 4 months until i bought my first solo ads 50 clicks. I got 1 sale. Love it
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by pauloadaoag View Post

    A discussion with a WF member gave me this idea. How long from the time you started until you guys made your very first cent? It can be from an affiliate commission, or an actual product sale, or ad revenue. It doesn't even matter if it's 2 cents or 2 thousand dollars, as long as its actual measurable monetary results. This is for the benefit of newbies who are on the fence or who may just be starting out.
    Back in late 2007. Within a week. That was filling out Paid Surveys.

    Actual IM stuff with a blog ? About 2 to 3 weeks. Adsense and CPA


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  • Profile picture of the author jords16
    after 2 week i got a half $1 commission, someone buy a trial of the product i promoted.. but i bought a system that create landing page for me and doing email marketing for me. what i did is sending traffic only to my landing pages which was included to the system i bought. at the same time i building my email list. in just 2 weeks i generated 75 email list. then i got my very firsts commission
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  • Profile picture of the author grandstar
    Mine took like a year.

    It was for satellite dishes. I sent my affiliate link to a few souls using blackplanet.com (was popular before myspace) and I made $40.

    This was like 2003
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Adsense... and I wouldn't recommend it.

    ..took a very long time, and a whole heap of traffic, to earn a decent income.
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    One day. But that was because I was building a website for fun long before I entered the IM space, so I already had an existing but small audience. I placed Adsense on the site after learning about it somehow and made a few dollars the first day, we're talking 2007/8 here back in the good old days of Adsense.
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