I Just Got My First Commission!

by Andrew Hurst 50 replies
I just got my first ever online commission!!!!

I'm a jumble of emotion. What should I do?

I think I need to contact them and ask if they have any questions. I didn't even sell them directly I'm not sure how they got my link? I'm guess through a facebook page I made.

I'm so excited! It really makes me feel like fb advertising might be the best way to go for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jords16
    does your offers refundable?
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      I think it is possible they could ask for a refund, but i've emailed them that I will help them and hope they can put it to good use.
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  • Profile picture of the author daniel27lt
    Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

    I just got my first ever online commission!!!!

    I'm a jumble of emotion. What should I do?

    I think I need to contact them and ask if they have any questions. I didn't even sell them directly I'm not sure how they got my link? I'm guessing through a facebook page I made.

    I'm so excited! It really makes me feel like fb advertising might be the best way to go for me.
    When you mean your first commission, I take it that it's an affiliate commission. If so, no. I wouldn't bother them. If they have questions about a refund or any support, it's the product creator/vendor who can do this. Just enjoy the commission. Also, depending on where you got the product from, for example, Clickbank, they will hold the commissions for this reason, so if the customer claims a refund, you'll lose that commission.

    Another great way to track your affiliate links to know where they're coming from is to use a link shortening service such as bit.ly. Give the link a name and then you'll know where it's coming from. As it's very important this I personally find, so that you can duplicate your success, and implement on that strategy.

    I hope this has helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      I just got too excited and emailed them right away. I feel like a sponsor in this situation so I wanted to let them know I'm here to support if they need it.
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      • Profile picture of the author kc33
        Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

        I just got too excited and emailed them right away. I feel like a sponsor in this situation so I wanted to let them know I'm here to support if they need it.
        Good on you for doing that...I do that all the time too. Email my customers and ask them if they need help. Hardly anyone does that anymore. People just get Auto-responder messages. Good on you for adding that personal touch.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex A2Hosting
        I don't think it hurts to reach out and offer a helping hand. It could mean that if you're later recommending other products, they would already know you truly care of their satisfaction and will go through you again.

        Keep up the work and best of luck with future commissions!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      If they clicked through my facebook ad then I should be able to see it through bitly. I'll have to check in the morning!
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      • Profile picture of the author daniel27lt
        Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

        If they clicked through my facebook ad then I should be able to see it through bitly. I'll have to check in the morning!
        So you were paying for ads via Facebook? Then you should be able to see more about who and where the click came from. Yes, but in the future, I wouldn't bother. I make many commissions on a daily basis and if I did this, it would take a lot of my time up doing so. But it's up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    Congrats! You do a big mistake that you not using tracking service now you don't know where commissions come from is the same like shooting in the dark.
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    • Profile picture of the author daniel27lt
      Originally Posted by VidasVegas View Post

      Congrats! You do a big mistake that you not using tracking service now you don't know where commissions come from is the same like shooting in the dark.
      Good analogy. Tracking is very important. If something works, then you can work upon that method. And if one doesn't, well, we know what to do with that
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Welter
    Congrats, Andrew! Would you mind sharing with us, how were you able to get it. Perhaps, share what niche, how long was the campaign and what strategy were used. It might help for some who just started affiliate marketing. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      I'm no expert, but whatever you are promoting create a facbook page for it. fill it with picutures and vids supplied by the product if possible and post daily on it, and run $5 to $20 a week on ads to get started. It's all about targeting in the ads. You need to figure out the people who are most likley to benefit from your product and then make sure you set that all up correctly when making your ads.
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      • Profile picture of the author theritaradar
        Congrats Andrew. Great advice and hope you see more sales from this in the future. Thank you for sharing your method. I really needed that.
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Well done! It's a great feeling.

    This shows the power of Facebook traffic.
    You mentioned Fb ads.
    Don't forget Fb fan pages as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      yes i ran an ad on a page I created for the app and I think that's what did it! I just looked at my bitly link and i had 21 clicks yesterday. I'm just sure that's where it came from!
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      • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
        When you make a post there is a button that says boost. click that and setup your campaign. There's no gaurantees that your campaign will be a success. get some training before you start spending alot of money
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    Congrats, Good job! I think you can get more commision in the future )) Fighting
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      This definitely gives me a boost. I know it's possible now
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
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    i came across this tool
    You mean - that 'tool' with your affiliate link attached to it?

    Do you expect people to buy from someone spamming a forum?
    What led you to believe people on this forum are that stupid?

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    Strip club time!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      well, it was just a $20 commission
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
        Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

        well, it was just a $20 commission
        Not until the refund period has expired...
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    Congrats Mate!
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    https://cdn.vectorstock.com/i/compos...or-6003360.jpg

    Now go on and make a fortune.
    : )
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesdj1
    Congrats on that first sale.. I remember that feeling, way back in the day, when people sent money in the "mail" checks to be exact, for what I was selling on my website.

    Back then not everyone was selling something on the web but getting sales was exciting.

    Listen, not trying to rain on your parade here at all but I wouldn't go overboard sending personal emails to everyone or sale you get asking to help. Don't spread yourself too thin and being too eager could potentially scare someone off.

    If it's your product just be sure to make yourself known and how you can be reached and that you support their decision and to reach out if they need assistance.

    If an affiliate product and you're not sending them to an opt-in page of your own first, which you should be doing by the way to build your list, you could then offer an unadvertised bonus along with your follow up message and support info as well.

    Congrats and never let go of that WIN FEELING it can help keep you inspired and motivated.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Shams Sikder
    I heard that is the best feeling ever in the internet marketing world. I'm still yet to have that feeling, but hopefully some day soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Congrats on that. Reaching out to connect is a good thing; forms that instant bond.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

    I just got my first ever online commission!!!!

    I'm a jumble of emotion. What should I do?

    I think I need to contact them and ask if they have any questions. I didn't even sell them directly I'm not sure how they got my link? I'm guess through a facebook page I made.

    I'm so excited! It really makes me feel like fb advertising might be the best way to go for me.
    First of all, I like to say congratulations and then well done!

    Keep up the good work.

    Yes, you can run FB ads for as little as $5 USD daily if you know what you are doing.

    Though there are other methods of getting more traffic and sales as well.

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  • Profile picture of the author jackkychen
    Exactly!

    Fb ads are the best for you
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  • Profile picture of the author debmedia
    Congratulations for your first achievement. I can imagine how it feels when we got first money in Internet. May be it $5 or $10 it does not matter. But be calm and hold your emotions and dont over pay to false products. At this time we many do the samemistake to put many more to get more sells but put in the wrong areas. Yes i also recommend fb ad is the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      it's $20 per month! But there is a $50 withdraw threshhold so I'll have to wait, or keep marketing!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    Congs. now scale up and make it consistent week after week, thats where your success story begins
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      I'm going to post on my page where I got the sale consistently each day and boost post for a dollar a day for 5 days each. that's what I can do now.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by Andrew Hurst View Post

    I just got my first ever online commission!!!!

    I'm a jumble of emotion. What should I do?

    I think I need to contact them and ask if they have any questions.

    Hilarious.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannygnenerate
    First of all Congratulations.

    Usually all the support is done by the company but I would highly recommend if you have their contact information to reach out to them and welcome them. I would also suggest to only do this if you have the knowledge to help them. Your goal is to be as knowledgeable as possible in your niche so that you can be as valuable as possible as the product owner or just as the affiliate.

    You're on the right path, grow your confidence and your ability to deliver value. You'll find out that making money online is never about making money, it's strictly about how you can be of service to other people.

    Again, Congratulations!

    Warm Regards,
    - Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Nice ,the first comision its always wonderful .My advice work hard as much as you have time and also combine it with paid trafic .
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  • Keep up working bro. You're in the right track
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Paulino
    First thing I would do is ask them where did they seen your site if you are not already tracking it yourself. The goal is to continue to make money but it starts with knowing where people are are seeing your site at congratulations on making your first commission online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spacevt
    Study what you did (the method) then try to scale it up.
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    Congratulations. You are on your way to success
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi Andrew,

    Congrats,

    Now repeat that 2-3 times each day and you have yourself a hobby that pays for itself.

    Repeat that 10 times a day and you have yourself a job.

    Learn to repeat that 100 times a day and you have yourself a small startup business.

    This is how real businesses are built, find a way that you can make a profit, repeatedly, and scale up.

    Good luck

    Don Burk
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Congrats for your very first success. You have to be work more harder and implement new techniques to multiply your affiliate income. Keep up the consistency. All the best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dale2811
    You said that you emailed them, so it sounds like they were added to an email list of yours.

    Keep building your relationship with them, and offer value to them. You can also find relevant offers to promote to them.

    As Gary Vaynerchuk says and also has a book with the same title, "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook." which as I understand means that each jab is offering valuable content and the right hook is a promotion.

    You also said that you think this sale came from your facebook ad so now you can rinse & repeat and keep building your email list and making commissions if everything goes well.

    Just as some of the other warriors indicated, you need to add tracking to your affiliate or buy links so you know what's working and what's not, and especially how much ROI that you are getting and what to focus on.

    Keep your momentum going and keep it up!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    now what you do

    1) work out how you go that

    2) Use some money to do it again

    3) Upscale your efforts.

    4) Keep building an email list of client to email to make more $$$

    but start at #1 first.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    fb VIDEO marketing is very cheap right now like 0.03 cents a view.

    So you might be able to advertise there, if you target properly you could go create a few thousands $$ fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author lil59
    Congratulations on your first commission!! I'm still yet to have that feeling, but hopefully some day soon. I am going to keep being persistent and be consistent though.
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  • Profile picture of the author ammk
    Awesomeness. Way to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paolo Rocchi
    Congratulations!!
    The first sale is always am unforgettable moment because it's an affirmation of self empowerment!

    It's not only a belief that your online effort will work, it really does and the sale is the proof.

    Keep doing what works and ditch what does not work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author birdlady
    Good for you. We are told that the first one is the hardest.
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