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Hi Warriors. Just wanted to check in with you and ask a serious question. What was the moment that it clicked for you. The instant you knew that this would be a hit? When the money started to come in and you noticed "that's" the reason why. I would love to hear about your experiences as I think we can all grow and learn from this. I personally think my moment is when I started realizing how lucrative affiliate marketing and adsense can be if done right. But, I think my best moment is yet to come. I'm sure some of the more experienced members here have some awesome stories to share about your "aha" moment. Let's hear em warriors! Thx.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Back in the late 90's, I was reading an issue of Entrepreneur magazine and on the last page before the back cover was a little article. Actually, it was only a couple paragraphs long. It was about a guy who was using email to generate free leads for his business.

    Knowing the value of leads for businesses a huge light bulb went off!!! After spending some time figuring out how to gather data and mail (which was after I figured out what the internet / email was). Did some testing and it worked. So I contacted a friend who was buying leads generated from TV ads and offered to generate the exact same leads at a discount. Which of course he was interested, the only concern was they needed to be as good of quality.

    Needless to say, it was a huge success. Ever since then, I've been monetizing data / generating leads.
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    • Profile picture of the author greatness008
      That's awesome man. It was harder then, but at the same time the market wasn't so saturated. Also, you're making my wheels spin now for generating leads. Thx for the input bud.
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      • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
        Originally Posted by greatness008 View Post

        That's awesome man. It was harder then, but at the same time the market wasn't so saturated. Also, you're making my wheels spin now for generating leads. Thx for the input bud.
        Not true.

        Back when I started, it was like shooting fish in a barrel.

        The money from email was TOTALLY INSANE!!!

        I could tell you stories that are crazy...it was the wild wild west back when I got started.

        Today it is harder, but the email market is so much bigger now, that there are still HUGE opportunities.

        The key is lead generation rather than trying to make sales. If all I did was try and make sales, I would have never achieved the success that I have had.

        I'm not some guru that knows everything about marketing. I was just lucky enough to know the value of leads to businesses (which has never changed) and that via email marketing, all you have to do is generate enough curiosity to produce a click to the landing page of the offer. So you don't have to be some great copywriter. Which is more important when making sales VS clicks to an offer.

        Getting someone to fill out a form will always be much easier than getting someone to take out a credit card and make a purchase. However, you can often make the same amount of money from a lead than some MMO offer and be able to generate much much higher conversions.

        To make an MMO "sale" you typically have to get the user to know like and trust you, which you have to create some authority. Where with lead generation offers that have mass appeal, it is far easier to generate conversions because the user truly wants / needs the info that is being offered from the start.

        Anyway, all I can tell you is to try PPL offers. WF as a whole is just too ingrained into thinking that MMO is the way to make money. You need to think outside the box.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Some people have ah-ha moments. I didn't. There really was no specific moment that I knew I could be profitable with Internet business. I have spent a career in small business development and I knew that I could use my experience with the Internet as my vehicle to move from the corporate world to entrepreneurship. So far, so good.

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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    when i bought a jaguar, but who needs im
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      when i bought a jaguar
      Pfft! I keep company with a few cougars.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doan Chi Tin
    My "aha" moment is the time I met my mentor. He really help me figure out "the secret" to Internet business.... I also forgot anything like SEO, Social Media Marketing.... I had learnt before.

    It's my un-learn and aha moment
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    i was broke till I had the 3 ah moments.

    Grab a pen and right this stuff down.

    1) LIST BUILDING

    2) LIST BUILDING

    3) LIST BUILDING


    do that each day and your whole world will change.
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    • Profile picture of the author martinchembe
      Hey Celente!, your are on point.. new to mmo online game,to this forum.Waiting for my ah moment as i learn how to build my list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Curiosias
      Hi, this one made me smile. Actually addicted to Pat Flynn's SPI podcast right now. List building has been one of those things I keep hearing but don't really "hear". Thanks for the reminder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rahul Chaurasia
    Hi,
    i am full time freelancer & earn. An aveage income $1200-$1500. Some time more than $1500 when do over time.

    But my 'aha' moment was when i refer service t my new client. for reffring 5-6 clients i earned $555. Before that i never try to refer that service to my clients because i thought i will earn very few bucks. But once i read in a blog and start referring and earned that amount like a bonus without do any effort. that was my aha moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author freelikehell
    Way back in 2008, during the Hostgator Black Friday sale. The day I made close to $2k in commissions just by letting people know on blogs and forums that they had a 24-hour 75% discount. Those days, such steep discounts were unheard of.
    Up until then, I had seen some success - so it was building up to that moment. After that, I knew for a fact I wouldn't want to work at a full-time job that pays $300 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Like Steve, I did not have an "a ha" moment. But I did realize this simple mantra: meet people.

    Meet people. Meet people. Meet people. Meet more folks daily. Not like some mad desperate rush. But a controlled, measured, patient march, meeting and helping people who share your same interests.

    I have only been active on Warrior for the past few months - after being an active user years ago - but get emails and direct messages from folks regularly, and traffic to my blog, all from aspiring or current Warriors. All because I meet people and help folks and share my thoughts here on a daily basis.

    Meet people. Help people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    I can't remember specifically when it happened. (Just something that happened as I evolved in Life maybe) ... However providing tremendous value to People that really helps them in Life.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Bingo On the heels of my experience. Provide tremendous value. Become valuable. Simple formula that works well and that either provides the one powerful shift or moment, or just nudges you in the direction of something fun and freeing.

      I am genuinely trying to embody this attitude on Warrior over the past few months. So far, so good. Give freely and receive more easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Seeing a fat , warped jerk like Jared make $19 mil back in the day did it for me
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    For me it was when I generated my first lead. In the beginning I have tried so many products without success and lost quite a lot (for me back than) money. However, I never though of my money as wasted but as invested, as I gained priceless skills and know-how!

    At the end I tried a completely new niche and after generating my first lead I was sure I will make it work! This changed my life completely and since then I am enjoying an incredible nomad lifestyle, traveling the world and having fun!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I still don't feel like I totally "got it". I'm learning everyday, and am trying to improve my business skills daily. The moment that got me hooked to all this online stuff was when I realized... shit... I can throw up a page, put some copy on it, send some people to it, and make money. That blew me away
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Well...I wrote an ebook back in 2005. I called it Press Release Magic. I put the thing on Clickbank..not much happened

    I then hired a copywriter...did a WSO and relaunch on Clickbank....boom 50K in one month...

    aha COPY is important. But what more important is my email list nowadays
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  • My AHA moment was when after testing many things finally found great ways to earn good money and work fully from home and full freedom.

    "Only hard work pays off"
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    The moment when I got my first PayPal payment. Never gonna forget that rush

    Or when I did my first launch and as soon as people started mailing, sales notifications were flooding it. This was my second AHA moment
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  • Profile picture of the author hoahero
    Meet more folks daily. Not like some mad desperate rush. But a controlled, measured, patient march, meeting and helping people who share your same interests.
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    My first 250 Leads generated over the Weekend
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  • Profile picture of the author cjsparacino123
    thats just the wrong mindset, its action + results + work + failure + quitting + starting over + more results + emotional stuff + pain + action + results + failure + more failure = long term compounded success

    i hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Quick
    I haven't had crazy success yet, but I have had some, in small little victories as I keep grinding.

    For me, it couldn't be an AHA moment. Everytime I make and market something new, all of my losses, failures, and mistakes come to mind, which evolves the way I create content.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnorMRR
    For me it was back in 2006. I had written an eBook on the topic of being a salesman. I sold a few copies, then one day a customer asked if I offered resale rights to my work. At that time I had no clue what this even meant.

    After conducting a few searches I realized this was a fairly untapped market, especially with digital products. So I got busy, wrote more eBooks and sold those with resale rights. I was then asked if I offered a membership, and well that was the ticket.

    I started a daily additions membership, where members could request products to be added, which at the time was unheard of. The whole PLR and RR scene really took off, and the membership grew massively. Like in any niche, others came along and practically cloned my ideas, which did suck, but I at least started something.

    So that was my a-ha moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author ashishthakkar
      Originally Posted by ConnorMRR View Post

      For me it was back in 2006. I had written an eBook on the topic of being a salesman. I sold a few copies, then one day a customer asked if I offered resale rights to my work. At that time I had no clue what this even meant.

      After conducting a few searches I realized this was a fairly untapped market, especially with digital products. So I got busy, wrote more eBooks and sold those with resale rights. I was then asked if I offered a membership, and well that was the ticket.

      I started a daily additions membership, where members could request products to be added, which at the time was unheard of. The whole PLR and RR scene really took off, and the membership grew massively. Like in any niche, others came along and practically cloned my ideas, which did suck, but I at least started something.

      So that was my a-ha moment.
      2006 wasn't really the start of the whole PLR and RR scene. Many people did that much before that. Not many have lasted though like you have.

      Cheers!
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      • Profile picture of the author ConnorMRR
        Of course, and that's not what I really said. People such as Simon Hodgkinson, to name but a few, were very prominent. My a-ha moment was building a membership.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabashahid
    I never had such moment still waiting for one
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    • Profile picture of the author Curiosias
      Same, still waiting for the moment. Just keep going you'll get there!...as will I
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  • Profile picture of the author hoahero
    All because I meet people and help folks and share my thoughts here on a daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author togun880
    it might not have started earning thousands a months but I realized the potential when I made my first sale of $250, It was like a dream, as if all the motivational "you can make it online" speeches were finally working in my life
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