Month 1: $3117 - What I did in my first month of IM to make $3117

by PWard
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Hi Warriors,

Having been in the IM game for a few months now and earning enough from it to have been able to quit my job I wanted to share something back with the community that helped me through it, and how I made it possible to quit my old job and now work for myself!

Came across the Warrior Forum a few months back (only just signed up to start getting involved!) and have been reading through a tonne of writings from everyone on here since then. After a week or so of reading through articles I came across I got some base ideas of ways to make money from sitting at the computer at home! So being bored senseless at my job (now old job!) waiting tables I would get home and start working on the computer.

My weekdays would consist of getting up at 8, getting to work from 8:30am - 6pm, getting home at half 6, eating & showering then working from 7pm-11:30pm. I promised myself that if I started making more than $1850 a month (which was what I was making at my old job) I would quit and start working full time for myself from home.

The first 3 weeks I didn't earn a cent from anything online, that was working weekends on it too, and when I worked it out it was over 100 hours of work for nothing in return! Was pretty exhausting and hardly rewarding as I was working my ass off to make it work for me. But nothing for 3 weeks straight!

Came home on the Thursday in the 4th week and won't forget this as it had been an extra cr*p day at work! Came home and had made over $60!!!

I know it isn't anything substantial but that's almost as much as I'd earnt that day so had basically earned double what I normally would in a day so was really on a high.

The next day came home and had made $33, nothing huge but was better than nothing. From that Friday onwards things only got better, and for the next 30 days I added the total earnings up to equal $3117!


So how did I do it?

I'd read a lot on article marketing, and also a lot on web 2.0 based marketing. I set myself a goal once I got started of writing 5 articles a day because that would be 150 articles a month. 5 a day didn't seem too strenuous and 150 a month seemed like a lot so began writing. I would go to Clickbank, find a product in a niche to target, and instead of writing articles on that niche I was writing almost review pages like 'How I got over anxiety & panic attacks' as the title.

I got to writing 5 a day on each different niche, and after 3 weeks and 3 days before I had made a cent I had 128 pages up (I had written a couple more than 5 on the odd day) on all different sites such as:

articlesbase.com
ezinearticles.com
squidoo.com
hubpages.com
goarticles.com

There are many more but basically article sites and social marketing web 2.0 sites. So would submit them when done and on that day I had 128 unique pages in different niches of my on content up with my own hoplinks in.

Since that Thursday where I made $60, I had days where I would even make over $100, $200, and two days where I made $300!!! I also had days where I only made $30 or so, and some where I made no sales, but after calculating up after the first 30 days of money making happening, I had made $3117 pure profit, and that same day I handed my weeks notice in and quit my job a week later!!!

I'm still going strong and still making more than I was at my old job Can't explain how much happier I am now, have more time to spend with the girlfriend, more time to go for a run or down the gym, I'm eating more healthily now, and I'm earning more than I was at my old job doing something I actually enjoy!!!

Will be looking into a new way to make money online soon as I would like to expand my income streams, but want to say A HUGE THANKYOU to all my fellow Warriors!!!! because without the help of all of your shared knowledge it would have been so difficult to go alone, if achievable at all!

Wanted to post this as a thankyou and to give something back to everyone here at the WF as I can't explain how much happier you've all helped make my life

Paul
#$3117 #make #month
  • Profile picture of the author Sissy76
    Well done! It's great to hear experiences like yours, keep it up! You really highlight the importance of consistency and sticking with it.
    Good on you!

    Sissy
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  • Profile picture of the author davidomni
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    You keep on learning & you will grow. It is true that some
    get more lucky at some points than others. Who cares? Just compare yourself
    to your past results. It took me a good three years online before I learned anything.
    And when I did, it was like a fluke. Like some magic recipe just waiting to be cooked and savored by its creator. When success comes, the feeling is even sweeter because you know that you have deserved it. Hell, I've dedicated many hours, days, weeks, even months to IM because I believe it is the right thing for me. Its actually a passion.
    I dont know about everyone else here, but I hate working the traditional job.
    Can't stand it, never have, never will. The thing with IM is, there is room for anyone.
    Its like the market is a grand genie, holding a mirror, reflecting our desires.
    It helps us understand who we are, and for this reason I have big love and respect to everyone who stays in this game. Progress, is a process. Which leads to the path of the fulfillment of you goals. I read a quote the other day about destiny: destiny comes to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
    You have to believe in yourself. Its quite literally up to you. You might go through product after product, but if you get just one good idea out of each.
    You will begin to build a grand design that will formulate itself into larger picture.
    Which will then tell you what to do next.

    Listen to this voice, and listen wisely. Then make haste!
    You must not waste what valuable time you may have.

    We shall fight the good fight with all that we have,
    as if it where to be our last actions on this earth.

    Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by Sissy76 View Post

      Well done! It's great to hear experiences like yours, keep it up! You really highlight the importance of consistency and sticking with it.
      Good on you!

      Sissy
      Originally Posted by davidomni View Post

      You keep on learning & you will grow. It is true that some
      get more lucky at some points than others. Who cares? Just compare yourself
      to your past results. It took me a good three years online before I learned anything.
      And when I did, it was like a fluke. Like some magic recipe just waiting to be cooked and savored by its creator. When success comes, the feeling is even sweeter because you know that you have deserved it. Hell, I've dedicated many hours, days, weeks, even months to IM because I believe it is the right thing for me. Its actually a passion.
      I dont know about everyone else here, but I hate working the traditional job.
      Can't stand it, never have, never will. The thing with IM is, there is room for anyone.
      Its like the market is a grand genie, holding a mirror, reflecting our desires.
      It helps us understand who we are, and for this reason I have big love and respect to everyone who stays in this game. Progress, is a process. Which leads to the path of the fulfillment of you goals. I read a quote the other day about destiny: destiny comes to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
      You have to believe in yourself. Its quite literally up to you. You might go through product after product, but if you get just one good idea out of each.
      You will begin to build a grand design that will formulate itself into larger picture.
      Which will then tell you what to do next.

      Listen to this voice, and listen wisely. Then make haste!
      You must not waste what valuable time you may have.

      We shall fight the good fight with all that we have,
      as if it where to be our last actions on this earth.

      Cheers.
      Thanks for both of your inspiring responses

      Couldn't agree more with both.

      Stick with it long enough and eventually something will hit. It's like the law of increasing averages, try something enough times and eventually you'll make it work!!

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    NICE! That is an awesome story of perseverance, you really got me motivated here.

    I've made my first 5 sales this month, it's time to ramp things up and hopefully I'll see some numbers like yours next month.

    Thanks for sharing, this really is great inspiration for all the rest of us newbies. Hope you see lots more success!

    -Jon
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    • Profile picture of the author fxmmorale
      Congratulations,

      Thanks for sharing the play by play.
      Hope you have many more successes.

      Must be awesome to know that you can literally write your own paycheck.

      Very cool,
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      • Profile picture of the author PWard
        Originally Posted by AidanKay View Post

        Congratulations.

        That has seriously inspired me!

        Thanks a lot, for both the inspiration and sharing of your success story .

        -Aidan.
        Originally Posted by fxmmorale View Post

        Congratulations,

        Thanks for sharing the play by play.
        Hope you have many more successes.

        Must be awesome to know that you can literally write your own paycheck.

        Very cool,
        Nando
        So cool to hear my own success story is getting people inspired

        Thanks for you positive messages guys
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  • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
    Congratulations, That is an awesome result! Big up man and keep it up, i have learnt much from you, one of my problem is not being consistency,from now onwards i am going to put much more work on a daily basis. Thanks man.
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by newBum76 View Post

      NICE! That is an awesome story of perseverance, you really got me motivated here.

      I've made my first 5 sales this month, it's time to ramp things up and hopefully I'll see some numbers like yours next month.

      Thanks for sharing, this really is great inspiration for all the rest of us newbies. Hope you see lots more success!

      -Jon
      Originally Posted by ejoka1986 View Post

      Congratulations, That is an awesome result! Big up man and keep it up, i have learnt much from you, one of my problem is not being consistency,from now onwards i am going to put much more work on a daily basis. Thanks man.

      Glad it's helping get some more of you motivated just how I got motivated those months ago!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
    Congratulations.

    That has seriously inspired me!

    Thanks a lot, for both the inspiration and sharing of your success story .

    -Aidan.
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    • Profile picture of the author ugodie
      This is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us. I am really motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicSennen
    That's very inspiring Paul! Can you just elaborate whether you sent any backlinks to your articles and web 2.0 pages or did you just publish them and leave?
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by gracebiz1 View Post

      That's very inspiring Paul! Can you just elaborate whether you sent any backlinks to your articles and web 2.0 pages or did you just publish them and leave?
      Hey there Grace! I did link to my other pages in the same niche within each article so had some linking structure going on between all the articles in the same niche, but didn't make a huge conscious effort to do so. I had my mind more set on just getting the articles out there. But I guess the linking between articles couldn't of hurt!

      Glad to help

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  • Profile picture of the author TheJunkMan
    great story man! incredible to read stuff that especially with so much negativity on the subject of making money online! congrats!
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  • I think the great lesson from your story is that you worked hard by writing those articles. You were not looking for some no effort, loads of cash opportunity. There are so many people who believe that the streets of the Internet are paved with gold.
    They may be, but only for those who are prepared to work and dig up the gold but not for those who expect the gold to jump straight into their pockets.
    Well done, you deserve your success
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  • Profile picture of the author marcus passey
    Hey Paul

    That is fantastic mate, I really should of stepped my article writing up a while ago.

    Had a few sales. but I really could not understand why some of my articles could get several hundreds of views and some would get less than 30.

    So that always kinda put me off a little especially when I did not get any sales from the article that received a lot of views.

    Well done though Paul

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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    congrats brother from another mother....lol
    You really look pumped up, even your signature shows how proud you are of this achievement. Make it a point to work harder from this point on, don't let this get into your head and work for $10000 now. Upscale, Outsource and Expand. You seriously can make more than this. You can PM me if you need help.

    I have just started a thread that is aimed at helping people make money with clickbank. Please ask any questions that you may have there. That way it will benefit the whole community and not just 2 or three persons. Thanks and God Bless
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    • Profile picture of the author desg
      hi mate
      how can i get my sales with my clickbank account as i have two websites with them cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by desg View Post

        hi mate
        how can i get my sales with my clickbank account as i have two websites with them cheers
        Your question is way too general. Instead of hijaking this thread why don't you start a new thread with a lot more details such as what your websites are, how you are promoting them, etc. otherwise you're not going to get any serious responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmerrick
    Thanks for posting this! I've been spending most of my time learning how to write code and build websites and wondering where all my time's going without much to show for it. Your consistency and strategy are very inspiring and I'm going to start spending my time on the more important aspects of my business online!
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  • Profile picture of the author sunny_popali
    That is fantastic mate - I am too learning here, I haven't started but will begin shortly though.

    This arena is very big & there is something for everyone. Hats off to your dedication & constant engagement in your efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author imguru
    Thanks for sharing, this was truly inspirational!
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaOlgushka
    Congratulation Paul

    can you develop a little more about what you did, in fact the way you submit articles make a huge difference

    so here are some questions:

    Q1:when you submitted articles to ezinearticles do you put one link pointing to the affiliate or a blog where you review the product?

    Q2:How many links did you posted in your resource box?

    Q3: was you resource box a pure Call to action + link style??

    Q4: Do you have put in place a tracking way to know where your sales come from?
    (i can provide you a free tracking solution service to increase your ROI, just PM me)

    Q5: You mentioned a review style, is you articles written in a review style, or an article promoting a review blog?

    the main reason to your success is you fixed a goal from the beginning, and you follow a proven path

    Keep up with the great work


    The Seo Queen
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    • Profile picture of the author sin6669
      Originally Posted by AnnaOlgushka View Post

      Congratulation Paul

      can you develop a little more about what you did, in fact the way you submit articles make a huge difference

      so here are some questions:

      Q1:when you submitted articles to ezinearticles do you put one link pointing to the affiliate or a blog where you review the product?

      Q2:How many links did you posted in your resource box?

      Q3: was you resource box a pure Call to action + link style??

      Q4: Do you have put in place a tracking way to know where your sales come from?
      (i can provide you a free tracking solution service to increase your ROI, just PM me)

      Q5: You mentioned a review style, is you articles written in a review style, or an article promoting a review blog?

      the main reason to your success is you fixed a goal from the beginning, and you follow a proven path

      Keep up with the great work


      The Seo Queen
      Anna
      Hi
      I read one of your posts about tracking where your sales are coming from and would be very grateful if you would share this with me. i have started building my list but i have no clue where my subscibers come from so don't know what works and what doesn't. Any help would be welcome.

      thanks

      Darren
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      • Profile picture of the author ksburgess
        Congratulations on your success Paul. It's inspiring to hear your story - I've been working hard on article marketing, too. It'll be nice to see your results rolling in for me
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  • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
    Well done!

    If I may... so you chose a method and STUCK to it? You didn't chop & change every thirty seconds.

    Now I know this is a huge stumbling point for a great number of new IM'ers. Every time a newbie asks me how to get started or what's the secret - I always say to choose a method or system and STICK TO IT! Dont do anything else. Dont read your emails. Dont buy any products/systems/software etc.

    Sorry to hijack your thread here - but just wanted to point this out for the new IM'ers cause I feel it's really an important point.

    Back to you Paul - way to go you! It's so exciting making your first sale - and the amount is completely irrelevant - it's the thrill of discovering that "yes this works" and "yes I can make it work".

    Now you can look to outsource the article writing for that niche and move on to discover the next niche. Rinse and repeat. You've found a system that works - do it again, and again and again ....
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  • Profile picture of the author rajuthan
    Good Story and congrats

    now just take those profits and outsource the writing and double your income
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    • Profile picture of the author acrasial
      Originally Posted by rajuthan View Post

      Good Story and congrats

      now just take those profits and outsource the writing and double your income

      I still don't get how that doubles your income- when you have to spend money ...just to get the articles...LOL!


      Then not ALL of those articles will do well, or make the same amount of money- I have yet to experience this kind of thing you are talking about when it comes to outsourcing.
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      • Profile picture of the author rajuthan
        Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

        I still don't get how that doubles your income- when you have to spend money ...just to get the articles...LOL!


        Then not ALL of those articles will do well, or make the same amount of money- I have yet to experience this kind of thing you are talking about when it comes to outsourcing.
        His 5 Articles a day made $3k (150 Articles)

        Now take a $1k and get 200-300 articles and then the numbers will talk
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        • Profile picture of the author steve39
          Each article made $20 in the first month on average. I would have to say that these results aren't typical. Many article writers might see $5-$10 - maybe even less, per article. Whatever you are doing, it is giving you above average results - at least that has been my experience. Congratulations and keep it up.

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          • Profile picture of the author PWard
            Originally Posted by steve39 View Post

            Each article made $20 in the first month on average. I would have to say that these results aren't typical. Many article writers might see $5-$10 - maybe even less, per article. Whatever you are doing, it is giving you above average results - at least that has been my experience. Congratulations and keep it up.

            Steve
            Thanks Steve! This month is averaging about the same, but haven't upped the article writing that much.
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        • Profile picture of the author acrasial
          Originally Posted by rajuthan View Post

          His 5 Articles a day made $3k (150 Articles)

          Now take a $1k and get 200-300 articles and then the numbers will talk

          well i wonder what niches he is in, and how he markets them- but I have done over 100 per day- and have not seen the same results.

          I have also tried outsourcing before- and got worse results than when i wrote them myself. that is why i still cannot see it that way.

          any advice then?
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Just one question - Did you make that amount only though PPC(Adsense etc),Or using CPA offers also.
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  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    PWard, I am in a similar scenario, only I have yet to submit my articles to other article directories- but it's my only source of income as well. It's fantastic to see you are earning above the minimum wage now- especially in your FIRST month alone- quite exciting!

    I hope you will be able to increase this then, in the coming months- I could see you getting to $10,000+ per month easily then- but with a little hard work and persistence in between.

    Best of luck to you, and keep it up!

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author MicahF7
    Hey Paul,

    Great job!

    One thing you need to know about clickbank and you can search this on this forum for more information, but clickbank will start shaving sales, so you may see a decline is conventions after a little bit, when that happens, just open another account and try to keep them separate and your sales will jump back up again and everything will be fine, You wont get in trouble for doing that with clickbank anyways.

    I had a lot of success with make money online right off the bat aswell... One of the things you need to remember is to always keep learning and growing and being taught.


    Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
    Congrats on your good results. Keep it up.
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    It's posts like these that keep me going...
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  • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
    Congrats! Hope you will keep earning more and more in the future!
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    • Nice work! Just imagine if you wrote 10 articles per day!!
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  • Profile picture of the author denzel Durant
    Congrats! That is good stuff. Keep up the good work. Your post will really help a lot of people find direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    Interestingly, if you can consistently get that kind of income for 150 new articles, you should be able to outsource this at a profit.

    Quality articles are $15 from what I've seen. You need quality. Crap is not worth buying. Anyway, your 150 articles if they even cost you $15 each, would be $2250 per month. With the strategy you are using it sounds like you should buy some good WSO on article marketing, and write short 300-word articles, or outsource those.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Congrats. Most people spend months trying to make just $1. Keep up the good work. I hope you keep making that kind of money and don't have to go back to a job. Freedom from work is a great thing! I don't call Internet Marketing work I call it fun.

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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by Chris Thompson View Post

      Interestingly, if you can consistently get that kind of income for 150 new articles, you should be able to outsource this at a profit.

      Quality articles are $15 from what I've seen. You need quality. Crap is not worth buying. Anyway, your 150 articles if they even cost you $15 each, would be $2250 per month. With the strategy you are using it sounds like you should buy some good WSO on article marketing, and write short 300-word articles, or outsource those.
      Great advice Chris it's definitely something I will be looking in to
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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    Thanks for the inspiring post. I am mentoring a newbie who will be thrilled to see evidence that it is still possible to earn such an income using articles. Having been one who recently lost his job, he needs this kind of real life testimony.

    Keep doing what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geode
    Well done Paul, keep it up. though you might regret posting this as people will be asking EXACTLY how you did it. By the way what color underwear do you have on when you write articles. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by Geode View Post

      Well done Paul, keep it up. though you might regret posting this as people will be asking EXACTLY how you did it. By the way what color underwear do you have on when you write articles. LOL
      Yes a lot of people are asking EXACTLY what I did. I haven't got enough time to personally reply to every message as I'm sure you can all understand.

      And for the record, bright orange lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author BJ Min
    pward,

    great job...i do the same thing except write articles leading for my own products...

    for ezinearticles, do you lead to a BLOG page? or what type of page is money site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Awesome!

    Well done, that motivates me to work harder and longer.

    Thank you for sharing your success story so far, best of luck for the future
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  • Profile picture of the author makeittoday
    Nice on Paul. Congrats!
    Don't relent but expand, stick to your methods and introduce more
    as you expand.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    Great Job! I noticed you did not mention anything about keyword research. You kind of make it seem that you just winged the article keywords. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by misterwrecker View Post

      Great Job! I noticed you did not mention anything about keyword research. You kind of make it seem that you just winged the article keywords. Correct me if i'm wrong.
      I had a brief look into keywords, but more just copied the keywords of article I found that were doing well!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Way to go Paul. Since Paul is my middle name I've got to give you extra props.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    Great story... now all you need to do is see what is selling the best and expand.

    Scaling is where the real money is! Also think about creating your own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Park
    Big Congrats!!!

    Your perseverance finally paid off, eh?
    This is why I come to this forum day
    after day. I need to be inspired again
    and again to stay focused and keep going.

    I had some cheap success but I think
    I need to press forward with more
    determination.

    Thanks for your post.
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    • Profile picture of the author JackScanlan
      Congratulations on your success!

      Was there any keyword research involved in this or did you strictly write reviews? If so what was the criteria?

      Thanks

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      • Profile picture of the author Wade Watson
        That's a very impressive start, Paul-- and certainly inspirational. I'm curious as to whether, in your resource, you're linking directly to the hoplink via redirect or linking to your own landing pages.
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        • Profile picture of the author PWard
          Originally Posted by Wade Watson View Post

          That's a very impressive start, Paul-- and certainly inspirational. I'm curious as to whether, in your resource, you're linking directly to the hoplink via redirect or linking to your own landing pages.
          I have a generic review page that I'm directing all traffic too. Seems to be doing the job so far!
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      • Profile picture of the author Geopentagon
        Dear Paul Congratulation ,
        I read your way how to make money.Its a excellent way.I and other members must follow this way and earn good income.I want to ask you a question.
        Are you sales these articles or earn through google?
        Regards.
        Geopentagon
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        • Profile picture of the author ladyfoster
          I am so excited about your success... did you use John's (xfactor) strategy in article marketing or did you specifically write about the niche.
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          • Profile picture of the author PWard
            Originally Posted by ladyfoster View Post

            I am so excited about your success... did you use John's (xfactor) strategy in article marketing or did you specifically write about the niche.
            I literally compiled information I found on the forum, and just started writing and submitting! Strange having all these people messaging me now when a couple months ago I was the one in the passenger seat!

            All I can say is set your mind on something and keep working on it until i eventually hits!

            Thanks again for the amazing feedback my fellow Warriors

            Paul

            I'm going to be looking for a new money making technique / method soon if anyone can recommend any good ones?
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            • Profile picture of the author MaryT
              Originally Posted by PWard View Post

              I literally compiled information I found on the forum, and just started writing and submitting! Strange having all these people messaging me now when a couple months ago I was the one in the passenger seat!

              All I can say is set your mind on something and keep working on it until i eventually hits!

              Thanks again for the amazing feedback my fellow Warriors

              Paul

              I'm going to be looking for a new money making technique / method soon if anyone can recommend any good ones?
              Paul, just replace your landing page by an optin page, create an autoresponder and find
              tons of products to promote by email

              build around a niche and create a short report that people get from the optin,
              the report is nothing else than 10 quality articles or the 10FAQs in your niches

              This will increase the value per visitors instantly, you still can promote the offers that converted in the first place, but now you collect the emails and can upsell your customers list

              great story
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        • Profile picture of the author PWard
          Originally Posted by Geopentagon View Post

          Dear Paul Congratulation ,
          I read your way how to make money.Its a excellent way.I and other members must follow this way and earn good income.I want to ask you a question.
          Are you sales these articles or earn through google?
          Regards.
          Geopentagon
          I'm getting traffic from articles and google it looks like. Hard to tell exactly though!
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          • Profile picture of the author MaryT
            Originally Posted by PWard View Post

            I'm getting traffic from articles and google it looks like. Hard to tell exactly though!
            Hi Paul,

            you can login in your cpanel and from the awstats have a rough idea of how much traffic come from google and articles directories,
            it is priceless as you may be surprised that some will give you more traffic

            like the 80/20 rules, you can leverage this information and submit more to the website that deliver results in the first place, you can increase your visitors by articles just by doing that

            if you want an advanced easy to use tracking, just pm me and i will provide you with a free exclusive access to my own tracking, or recommend you a tool that do a great job. This will tell you exactly where your visitors came from and what they typed to reach your website.

            don't underestimate the power of this little task, I was able to increase by 150% the traffic of some of my websites just by doing that

            Keep up the good work
            Mary
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      • Profile picture of the author kfilliez
        Congrats on your awesome fortune....Just think, no more cranky customers upset their steak is medium instead of well done...Simply Heaven!

        My newness at online marketing is going to be exposed here...Ezines don't let you publish with affiliate ads from clickbank...how do you get around this? do you link to a blog or website? I've been stumped.

        It's probably one of those questions where the answer's under my nose but thought I'd throw it out there?

        Good Luck To You!
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        • Profile picture of the author newBum76
          Originally Posted by kfilliez View Post

          Congrats on your awesome fortune....Just think, no more cranky customers upset their steak is medium instead of well done...Simply Heaven!

          My newness at online marketing is going to be exposed here...Ezines don't let you publish with affiliate ads from clickbank...how do you get around this? do you link to a blog or website? I've been stumped.

          It's probably one of those questions where the answer's under my nose but thought I'd throw it out there?

          Good Luck To You!
          Kirstin Filliez
          Yeah usually you have your article link to some type of landing page, which then has your hoplink in it.

          Everyone says it's best to have your own domain, but if you want to start out for free you can set up a page with one of the various web 2.0 sites out there, like blogger, hubpages, or squidoo.

          Good luck!

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      • Profile picture of the author PWard
        Thanks everyone! Appreciate your positive inspirational feedback.

        Good to have people that push you on to go further!
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        • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
          Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

          well i wonder what niches he is in, and how he markets them- but I have done over 100 per day- and have not seen the same results.

          I have also tried outsourcing before- and got worse results than when i wrote them myself. that is why i still cannot see it that way.

          any advice then?
          Get better articles, target the right keywords, presell the visitors on your product better, choose a better product to promote, pick a better market...

          ...there's lots of factors that go into success online!
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          • Profile picture of the author PWard
            I'm looking at getting a new method to work on now that my article marketing campaign is up & running. Anyone got any recommendations?
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            • Profile picture of the author edynas
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              Congrats on your success and it shows that focus and action are the most important parts.

              Originally Posted by PWard View Post

              I'm looking at getting a new method to work on now that my article marketing campaign is up & running. Anyone got any recommendations?
              The alternative I also suggest is this http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...s-learned.html

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            • Profile picture of the author mrozlat
              Originally Posted by PWard View Post

              I'm looking at getting a new method to work on now that my article marketing campaign is up & running. Anyone got any recommendations?
              just my 2 cents... but have you outsourced your article marketing campaign?

              then whilst someone is working on your article marketing campaign and building it to an even bigger and better empire... you may start with a new technique/tactic/system that you can master and then outsource... etc
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            • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
              Originally Posted by PWard View Post

              I'm looking at getting a new method to work on now that my article marketing campaign is up & running. Anyone got any recommendations?
              Yes. Stick with what's working for you and ramp it up.

              If you feel that you really need a new "method" to keep you motivated, learn outsourcing and use that to ramp up what you're doing.

              The number 1 rule of fishing also equally applies to IM (or any business, for that matter): "Never leave fish to find fish."
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      • Profile picture of the author robinter
        This is great, we need more stories like yours.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alminc
        Congratulations on your success.
        Your story is really amazing.

        It seems that in this business the only
        thing an english speaking person has to do
        is writing a lot of articles, which shouldn't be
        a problem if your native language is english.
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        • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
          Originally Posted by Alminc View Post

          Congratulations on your success.
          Your story is really amazing.

          It seems that in this business the only
          thing an english speaking person has to do
          is writing a lot of articles, which shouldn't be
          a problem if your native language is english.
          Absolutely. The scary thing is...with a little experience you can write 5 articles in maybe 90 mins. All you need is a domain/hosting which is change ($8 for a domain, a couple bucks for hosting)..and you're set. Its *scarily* simple.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Dales
        What an inspiring story!! Congratulations on your well-deserved success!!
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      • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
        I'd read a lot on article marketing, and also a lot on web 2.0 based marketing. I set myself a goal once I got started of writing 5 articles a day because that would be 150 articles a month. 5 a day didn't seem too strenuous and 150 a month seemed like a lot so began writing. I would go to Clickbank, find a product in a niche to target, and instead of writing articles on that niche I was writing almost review pages like 'How I got over anxiety & panic attacks' as the title.
        5 Articles a day? Thats really good. I can barely write 3 articles a day. You've inspired me!
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      • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
        That's so awesome! I've been doing affiliate marketing for a little over 2 years and it wasn't until this year that I began decent money. I told myself, when I reach a certain amount months, I would quit my day job. I made it to that goal, but never quit my job.

        Now I'm getting laid off in January and I can't tell you how excited I am about it. People don't understand. Employees tell me how tough it is out there and pretty much tell me to worry. I think it actually upsets them that I'm smiling and glowing with positive vibes...
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      • Profile picture of the author Angel2988
        Wow! Marketing clickbank products is no easy task my friend. Congrats to you. Keep it going. Keep us updated.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lori Reno
        Paul, I am a beginner at all of this. Could you answer some questions for me? I have been busy writing SEO articles for an online article business. They pay consistently 5.00 an article and the money adds up when I am paid additionally to post the articles on various sites....whicj I actually find that I enjoy. But, that money is limited...can you tell me how you get paid? You write article and post them...where does the pay come into the picture? Where can I learn all the details?
        I am currently starting my own site but dont get where the money comes from and how to get paid.

        Thanks, Lori
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  • Profile picture of the author zorus
    hey PWard
    do you have your articles in web 2.0 and articles sites, or do you have some articles in one o several domains?

    btw thanks for sharing
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by zorus View Post

      hey PWard
      do you have your articles in web 2.0 and articles sites, or do you have some articles in one o several domains?

      btw thanks for sharing
      Both article directories & web 2.0 sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Wow, talk about your penny a day doubled ever day for 30 days scenario...I think you nailed it pretty good with that story.


    Nice job.....now go rinse, repeat, and make some more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
      Would be good to know if the income does keep constant for the next month.

      Normally it drops off very rapidly after the first month unless you have used a good SEO strategy for the articles.
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      • Profile picture of the author PWard
        Originally Posted by zijian View Post

        Would be good to know if the income does keep constant for the next month.

        Normally it drops off very rapidly after the first month unless you have used a good SEO strategy for the articles.
        It's going as good and a bit better this month around, however have only stepped the article writing up a bit, doing 6 or 7 a day now.
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  • Profile picture of the author superaffiliate09
    Hi Paul
    Congrats on your splendid success.
    Article marketing is one of the best free methods to generate targeted traffic.I have also been using it since I started as an affiliate marketer.
    Now your aim should be to create your own product.Why not create a step by step report on article marketing.You'll find many buyers for sure as you are now an expert in this field.
    Having your own product and getting some affiliates to promote it,would provide you with a great amount of residual income without any further effort on your part.
    You have already crossed the $100/day mark why not aim for $1000/day now.
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  • Profile picture of the author waihon
    Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your experience.

    It has really inspired and motivated me to keep working on my own IM venture.
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    Congrats, fantastic story!
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  • Profile picture of the author mhaynes718
    Congrats on your success!

    This was an inspiration to me. I am in the same exact situation as you are. Terrible job, 2 weeks in and no money seen yet.


    I gotta ask you a question.

    When you are writing these articles, are you submitting the same article that you write to each site? Or is it one unique article per site? I am very confused. I have been writing articles but posting the same one to 5 or 6 article directories at the same time. I am headed down the wrong road?

    Thanks in advance for your response and keep trucking... this post really helped me.

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by mhaynes718 View Post

      Congrats on your success!

      This was an inspiration to me. I am in the same exact situation as you are. Terrible job, 2 weeks in and no money seen yet.


      I gotta ask you a question.

      When you are writing these articles, are you submitting the same article that you write to each site? Or is it one unique article per site? I am very confused. I have been writing articles but posting the same one to 5 or 6 article directories at the same time. I am headed down the wrong road?

      Thanks in advance for your response and keep trucking... this post really helped me.

      Cheers,
      Mike
      I submit 1 unique article per site. So only one unique article for each site!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryT
    Congrats Paul on your story

    maybe take 30min to answer the questions on this post

    truly inspirational from someone who made first bucks from articles submissions

    God Bless
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  • Profile picture of the author michealscorez
    Congrats, try to earn more
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  • Profile picture of the author tarr645
    Hey man, thats fantastic! I love hearing IM success stories!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryT
    Hi Paul

    i just realized how foolish I have been after reading your post, the first $ i made online came from one article that generated anything from 3 to 10 sales a month. If only i had done 100 times more I would have reached your success

    big lesson in your testimonial:
    First: Fix a clear target that can bring results, like you did Paul 5 Articles/day
    Second: keep doing the commitement first before anything else
    Third: find a way to expand and improve the process, best products to promote, best way to write the article, best articles directories to submit, etc...

    I really had my head boiling after reading your posts, and just took action based on this information today

    keep up the great work
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    • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
      Huge congratulations, it's so inspiring to read a success story. I think the main point is you took action and made it happen! Well done.
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    It is good to be a smart guy after all.

    Nice job...
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  • Profile picture of the author Wesley Cash
    Wow Thats Awesome man keep it up. I love hearing stories like yours! and the great news is that it's only going to get better from here. Who needs a traditional 9-5 ? Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    What a great post mate, am made up for you. Did you build a list yet or just article marketing only? Keep up the good work and it'll pay off.

    All the best

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
    Awesome to hear Paul! Perseverance and dedication can allow you to overcome anything. Keep at it ans see how far you can take it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    you have inspired me friend.....now thats what i call perseverance
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  • Profile picture of the author yukinari84
    This is a great post.

    First, congratulations on your success and saying goodbye to
    your boss. You worked hard and you deserved it .

    Second, this is a perfect example that proves that if you set
    a goal, and take daily action to complete your goals, you will
    be successful.

    Most people don't action or don't take the right action just
    because they don't take the time to set some goals for themselves.

    I hope many others will read this and take the lesson you have
    given to heart and apply it to their own businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Well done Paul. I really needed your inspiration ;-) Congratulations.

    I think I was trying too hard, writing too many articles in a day. I got jaded and it became completely counter-productive. I began to take days off and things fell apart.

    I've printed out your schedule and I'm going to start again, following it to the letter.
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    whoa that is awesome worthy of getting tweeted
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  • Profile picture of the author justray
    Please explain the process. You write the articles...then...then...
    This is fantastic success! How do you drum up the topics for each niche, over and over, and over again? How long are the articles? How do they pay you? Be patient, I'm new.

    Ciao!
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  • Profile picture of the author robinana
    Paul, do you have any links to any of your articles? With so much work behind you, I would have thought I could find you somewhere. EzineArticles has one Paul Ward with one article and HubPages has one Paul Ward with zero articles.

    I'm interested in what you've written on. Care to share?
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    • Profile picture of the author sarasayshi
      Originally Posted by robinana View Post

      Paul, do you have any links to any of your articles? With so much work behind you, I would have thought I could find you somewhere. EzineArticles has one Paul Ward with one article and HubPages has one Paul Ward with zero articles.

      I'm interested in what you've written on. Care to share?
      He would be a fool to share his written articles since they are targeted to the product that is earning him money. All he needs are a bunch of jerks to move in on his targeted keywords and niche. Yes, there are plenty of sharks in the IM world that will do just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author David_Nilsson
    Thanks Paul for sharing your success with us.

    It is these stories that keep a newbie like me who hasn't made my first $1 online yet keep going.

    Cheers mate
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  • Profile picture of the author Thewarrior7
    Great job on not giving up after 3 weeks of constant work. Most people give up too early and this is their downfall. Keep working at it and things happen! Great story and motivation for the rest of us!
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  • Profile picture of the author pcpupil
    How did you pick your CB products?
    Gravity,popular,ect...
    Are you using a WP blog,site,or just linking straight to the vendor in the article?.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
      Thanks for your inspiring post.. It shows that persistence pays and we should not get disappointed if we do not make any money in first few days..

      Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernest Frank
    This is a good news!

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  • Profile picture of the author ez4us
    most of the people take long to make ever half of that money.
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    I hear people are doing really well with xfactor's adsense method, you might wanna try that.

    -Jon
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    Congratulations Pward... And thanks for sharing your experience and method with us!
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    Than ks for sharing this, it always amazes me how many ways there are to make $ in this
    Biz
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    • Profile picture of the author Lady_T
      Very inspiring...article marketing works and
      when you combine it with massive action,
      the money follows.

      Good for you! I hope your income continues
      to increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author vlduffy
    Congrats on your success!! Your story is an inspiration to me!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    5 articles a day? i have a hard time doing 1 a day
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    You inspire the heck outta me! Thank you so much for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Holland
      Hi PWard

      Great thread you have started here and very inspiring too.

      I think too that adsense may be a way forward or even site flipping, some of your sites that are selling (proof of income), unless you send people from your articles directly to affiliate sites, will have value. You could built that up over time, let's say the sites that are selling but not as much as others, you flip (al;so known as flopping) for a profit. Over time you will be flipping every month more and more sites.

      Just a thought, would fit your article strategy well, but also the adsense sites like Edwin mentioned.

      Yours sincerely
      Angelina
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  • Profile picture of the author Watch Store
    Did your articles link directly to the affiliate page or did you build websites or a sales page ?

    Well done on your achievement.

    Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
    People! People! You're analyzing this to death! Some of you thing the magic is in the details: "Did you put the frammis in the whozzis then double-backflip the whatchyamacallit to the gizzmo?"

    What he did was very simple:

    1) He chose a business model: Affiliate Marketing

    2) He made a plan utilising the resources he had; i.e., no money; no website, hosting or autoresponder; just time and commitment. His plan was to post 5 review type articles a day, with his CB hoplink, in various niches using free resources.

    3) He executed his plan. He WORKED at it consistently.

    That's it. Everything else is just details and tweaking. Take those three steps, work at least as hard as he did and you will have a very Merry Christmas.

    Good job, PWARD and welcome to the ranks of the 5% who actually get it and make money at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rwb24
    It is so great to see young people that are committed to success. Stay focused and you have a great future ahead.

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  • Profile picture of the author dmgray
    Thanks for your post, it has given me inspiration to get my act together!

    I am fairly new to IM and have had a slow start. I do run a website and have written and submitted plenty of articles to attract traffic to my site, with some success. I have tried using squidoo and twitter for marketing purposes but I have much to learn.

    I know my problem is not with commitment or effort, it is with choosing one method of marketing and then sticking to it, I need to find my true IM calling! You have given me the determination to continue with my writing and especially article submission. I love writing and research and can write on practically any subject so should probably concentrate on article marketing.

    Just one question....

    Ezine Articles do not allow affiliate links, did you therefore link to another site of yours when you submitted articles to them?

    Thanks for showing me that with proper commitment article marketing can, and does, work.
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      Originally Posted by dmgray View Post

      Just one question....

      Ezine Articles do not allow affiliate links, did you therefore link to another site of yours when you submitted articles to them?
      Correct. Ezinearticles.com does not allow affiliate links in the resource box of your articles, but you can purchase your own domain name and have the domain forward to your affiliate link if you'd like, or you can send your traffic to a free site like Blogger.com and have your affiliate link there.

      Just be sure to review their terms of service - EzineArticles.com Terms of Service for Authors - before you submit your articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willmarathon
    Congratulations. I wish I had started article writing a long time ago. Now I am just doing one-way links and writing my own optin funnel system. Before Google changed everything in 2008 I had been concentrating on link exchanges when they were useful. There are a few other systems that I am beginning to use that may speed up the process. I'll tell you when they are successful.
    I suspect you grouped your articles into topics and then tried knocking out 5
    per topic? You didn't publish them on a blog at any time?
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  • Profile picture of the author gotcha
    Great to hear about your success Paul! Hard work will always pay off. You can never give up people. It will happen but you must keep pushing at some point something will give.
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  • Profile picture of the author HenrikC
    Congrats!

    Article marketing can really be powerful when made right!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc2008
    This is a very inspiring post. Me and many other people would love to walk in Monday and tell our bosses to kiss our a$$. Yes, even in a recession. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    Thanks a lot for all the positive information. I also remember the first day I made my first sale. I still use the pictures of me and my clickbank checks! Great feeling.
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    Wow... That's wonderful. Persistence really pays off eventually. Great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    Hey Pward my name is Charles and I am kinda of new to the im business. I had a quick question though. If you create a review site do you create subdomains for all the reviews or do the posts in the main domain?

    One other thing can a post on a wordpress blog, rank for a keyword. For example: I did a post on weight loss but my domain is a review site. So would that post get one the first page on google for that keyword if I got backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
    Way to go Paul! Keep up the good work.

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    • Profile picture of the author PWard
      Originally Posted by Charleskidd View Post

      Hey Pward my name is Charles and I am kinda of new to the im business. I had a quick question though. If you create a review site do you create subdomains for all the reviews or do the posts in the main domain?

      One other thing can a post on a wordpress blog, rank for a keyword. For example: I did a post on weight loss but my domain is a review site. So would that post get one the first page on google for that keyword if I got backlinks?
      I think it can I'm not all that experienced with blogs however!

      Originally Posted by mmcqueen View Post

      Way to go Paul! Keep up the good work.

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      Thanks Michael

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    OP,

    Congrats man. You've done something so simple and easy but takes a lot of dedication to make sure that you see it through, and it paid off!

    This just makes me feel better about the road I'm going to have ahead of me in the upcoming weeks.
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      Congratulations Paul on a job well done!
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    Well done. Bravo! I'm glad to here other newbies are out there setting there minds to doing massive action.

    I will take your lead and continue to take massive action myself

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  • Profile picture of the author zapp99
    Wow Paul, what you did thru sheer commitment and hardwork and the results really inspired and motivated a total noob like me to go ahead and 'just do it'.

    Now if I can just figure out how to leverage on my blog which seems to always appear on top of google search without me even knowing how I did it! Can anyone tell me how do I take advantage of this blessing and how to determine a 'niche' in animal abuse?

    ps: I really want to thank a lot of warriors, but I can't seem to find the 'thank you' button?! Is it coz I need 50+ posts before I can do stuff like PM and such?
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  • Profile picture of the author geoffcruz
    PWard

    this post really inspired me man, do you send your traffic to a landing page or do you just redirect?
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  • Profile picture of the author mrozlat
    well done... a true testimonial for article marketing and taking action (consistently)!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Really great work and nice write up just got done reading though it. Just wanted to point out it makes sense you did not make anything for the first 3 weeks. Article marketing is about getting content out there and building links back to your business. However it takes time for search engines to find this content and index it then rank it higher and higher based on the content you provided. I do expect to see you keep increasing your earnings the longer you keep with it and your articles become indexed more and more over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexchan338
    Pward,

    This is exciting to see that you have climbed over the hill! Your next goal is to climb over a mountain.

    I have just started as well, and since reading what you have done and have success with it, I will walk and follow your foot steps (if you dont mind), and I know I can conquer my fears and uncertainty and climb over a hill.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Keep up the great work.
    Lets all grow and prosper.

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  • Profile picture of the author topher
    What really got me thinking is not even how hard he worked and how consistent he did it, but the brilliant strategy is how his articles read; "how I got over this..." etc stuff. That approach is brilliant because people love to hear stories. They make them want to read to the end, and if the write-up is well done, they even get to the buying point, almost on impulse. Thank you for your post. I am really inspired.
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    hey paul, i read your post a few months ago and just found it again and had a question for you. I see you are linking to your other articles thru your articles but are you doing any other backlinking other than this?
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    I am curious about his 2nd month earning.
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  • Profile picture of the author jyzackoh
    Thanks so much! I just finished my exams. Have been trying to do internet marketing full-er time but I'm always so caught up with school. Was thinking about starting from article marketing and your experience just confirmed the decision for me!

    Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author Bob Harmon
      Congratulations Paul!

      It is always good to hear about someone who figured it out. You have proved hard work and dedication are truly the "magic formula" for making it online. I wish you all the best in the future.

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  • Profile picture of the author anu_smart
    That was really really inspiring!!!!

    Thanks for your info!!

    Hats off to your hard work!!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Great story! You had the big advantage you started with something which totally worked - and basically each minute you spent (writing articles) totally paid off!

    Know that many IMers might start out making nothing for months and months, and it might take VERY long to find a method which makes actually decent money!

    Yes, article marketing rocks and you seem to do it right - now imagine what happens if you use like 25% of the earnings and outsource, hire a team of writers and increase article volume accordingly. You almost made twice as much as in your old job (tell me about it!) at your first try.... Excellent!!!

    Edit: Keep going, consistency is key. Keep those articles (and the cash!!) rolling in!
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      Thanks guys
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  • Profile picture of the author SamanthaHall
    Most people quit when they face failure or don't see results at the first attempt but who won't stop working on the method though they face failure at the start then they will succeed. You have seen the results for your hard work. Keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author PRsubmits
    What an inspiring post!

    I also can't help but think some of your success lies in that you did not over think or over analyse the process- you found some products you like the look of and wrote some review articles.

    I think sometimes so much time is put into keyword research, building backlinks, social networking, there is no time left for the important things, like simply putting good content out there.

    Congratulations!
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by DebG View Post

      What an inspiring post!

      I also can't help but think some of your success lies in that you did not over think or over analyse the process- you found some products you like the look of and wrote some review articles.

      I think sometimes so much time is put into keyword research, building backlinks, social networking, there is no time left for the important things, like simply putting good content out there.

      Congratulations!
      He simply did something where he knew it will work. If i remember back when i started....i did so much nonsense, wasting time and work on things which never worked, looking back it was utterly pathetic.

      That's why its so great to be on the Warrior forum and get an idea what to do and what not!
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  • Originally Posted by PWard View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Having been in the IM game for a few months now and earning enough from it to have been able to quit my job I wanted to share something back with the community that helped me through it, and how I made it possible to quit my old job and now work for myself!

    Came across the Warrior Forum a few months back (only just signed up to start getting involved!) and have been reading through a tonne of writings from everyone on here since then. After a week or so of reading through articles I came across I got some base ideas of ways to make money from sitting at the computer at home! So being bored senseless at my job (now old job!) waiting tables I would get home and start working on the computer.

    My weekdays would consist of getting up at 8, getting to work from 8:30am - 6pm, getting home at half 6, eating & showering then working from 7pm-11:30pm. I promised myself that if I started making more than $1850 a month (which was what I was making at my old job) I would quit and start working full time for myself from home.

    The first 3 weeks I didn't earn a cent from anything online, that was working weekends on it too, and when I worked it out it was over 100 hours of work for nothing in return! Was pretty exhausting and hardly rewarding as I was working my ass off to make it work for me. But nothing for 3 weeks straight!

    Came home on the Thursday in the 4th week and won't forget this as it had been an extra cr*p day at work! Came home and had made over $60!!!

    I know it isn't anything substantial but that's almost as much as I'd earnt that day so had basically earned double what I normally would in a day so was really on a high.

    The next day came home and had made $33, nothing huge but was better than nothing. From that Friday onwards things only got better, and for the next 30 days I added the total earnings up to equal $3117!


    So how did I do it?

    I'd read a lot on article marketing, and also a lot on web 2.0 based marketing. I set myself a goal once I got started of writing 5 articles a day because that would be 150 articles a month. 5 a day didn't seem too strenuous and 150 a month seemed like a lot so began writing. I would go to Clickbank, find a product in a niche to target, and instead of writing articles on that niche I was writing almost review pages like 'How I got over anxiety & panic attacks' as the title.

    I got to writing 5 a day on each different niche, and after 3 weeks and 3 days before I had made a cent I had 128 pages up (I had written a couple more than 5 on the odd day) on all different sites such as:

    articlesbase.com
    ezinearticles.com
    squidoo.com
    hubpages.com
    goarticles.com

    There are many more but basically article sites and social marketing web 2.0 sites. So would submit them when done and on that day I had 128 unique pages in different niches of my on content up with my own hoplinks in.

    Since that Thursday where I made $60, I had days where I would even make over $100, $200, and two days where I made $300!!! I also had days where I only made $30 or so, and some where I made no sales, but after calculating up after the first 30 days of money making happening, I had made $3117 pure profit, and that same day I handed my weeks notice in and quit my job a week later!!!

    I'm still going strong and still making more than I was at my old job Can't explain how much happier I am now, have more time to spend with the girlfriend, more time to go for a run or down the gym, I'm eating more healthily now, and I'm earning more than I was at my old job doing something I actually enjoy!!!

    Will be looking into a new way to make money online soon as I would like to expand my income streams, but want to say A HUGE THANKYOU to all my fellow Warriors!!!! because without the help of all of your shared knowledge it would have been so difficult to go alone, if achievable at all!

    Wanted to post this as a thankyou and to give something back to everyone here at the WF as I can't explain how much happier you've all helped make my life

    Paul
    Paul,

    First of all congratulations on your success ... your story will positively inspire newbies struggling to make money online ... the formula - as you have proven in your case - is make a plan and act on it - it can't get simpler than that!

    All the best.

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I remember reading this when it first started. What's interesting about this warrior is that he still has very few posts and yet he's been a member for at least 2 months. What is he doing with all his time?

    He's probably working!
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  • Profile picture of the author terenceyang
    Originally Posted by PWard View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Having been in the IM game for a few months now and earning enough from it to have been able to quit my job I wanted to share something back with the community that helped me through it, and how I made it possible to quit my old job and now work for myself!

    Came across the Warrior Forum a few months back (only just signed up to start getting involved!) and have been reading through a tonne of writings from everyone on here since then. After a week or so of reading through articles I came across I got some base ideas of ways to make money from sitting at the computer at home! So being bored senseless at my job (now old job!) waiting tables I would get home and start working on the computer.

    My weekdays would consist of getting up at 8, getting to work from 8:30am - 6pm, getting home at half 6, eating & showering then working from 7pm-11:30pm. I promised myself that if I started making more than $1850 a month (which was what I was making at my old job) I would quit and start working full time for myself from home.

    The first 3 weeks I didn't earn a cent from anything online, that was working weekends on it too, and when I worked it out it was over 100 hours of work for nothing in return! Was pretty exhausting and hardly rewarding as I was working my ass off to make it work for me. But nothing for 3 weeks straight!

    Came home on the Thursday in the 4th week and won't forget this as it had been an extra cr*p day at work! Came home and had made over $60!!!

    I know it isn't anything substantial but that's almost as much as I'd earnt that day so had basically earned double what I normally would in a day so was really on a high.

    The next day came home and had made $33, nothing huge but was better than nothing. From that Friday onwards things only got better, and for the next 30 days I added the total earnings up to equal $3117!


    So how did I do it?

    I'd read a lot on article marketing, and also a lot on web 2.0 based marketing. I set myself a goal once I got started of writing 5 articles a day because that would be 150 articles a month. 5 a day didn't seem too strenuous and 150 a month seemed like a lot so began writing. I would go to Clickbank, find a product in a niche to target, and instead of writing articles on that niche I was writing almost review pages like 'How I got over anxiety & panic attacks' as the title.

    I got to writing 5 a day on each different niche, and after 3 weeks and 3 days before I had made a cent I had 128 pages up (I had written a couple more than 5 on the odd day) on all different sites such as:

    articlesbase.com
    ezinearticles.com
    squidoo.com
    hubpages.com
    goarticles.com

    There are many more but basically article sites and social marketing web 2.0 sites. So would submit them when done and on that day I had 128 unique pages in different niches of my on content up with my own hoplinks in.

    Since that Thursday where I made $60, I had days where I would even make over $100, $200, and two days where I made $300!!! I also had days where I only made $30 or so, and some where I made no sales, but after calculating up after the first 30 days of money making happening, I had made $3117 pure profit, and that same day I handed my weeks notice in and quit my job a week later!!!

    I'm still going strong and still making more than I was at my old job Can't explain how much happier I am now, have more time to spend with the girlfriend, more time to go for a run or down the gym, I'm eating more healthily now, and I'm earning more than I was at my old job doing something I actually enjoy!!!

    Will be looking into a new way to make money online soon as I would like to expand my income streams, but want to say A HUGE THANKYOU to all my fellow Warriors!!!! because without the help of all of your shared knowledge it would have been so difficult to go alone, if achievable at all!

    Wanted to post this as a thankyou and to give something back to everyone here at the WF as I can't explain how much happier you've all helped make my life

    Paul

    PWard,
    Very Inspiring. You have helped fan the fire within me. Keep up the good word and share your experiences. It will only return back to you more than what you have shared.

    JUICE!
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  • Profile picture of the author JEKT
    This is great and inspiring. It is a boost to newbies and those that have not been able to make a dime online.
    I congratulate you for your success, as I am getting myself connected to such success and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author iinny
    Excellent experience! I am glad that someone like you could share your experiences and ideas with people you learned from. that's why warrior forum is unique for all of us. Thank you very much.
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  • You rock! I think consistency is key. It was so smart to stick to 5 a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author afm
    This thread reminded me that I have some articles that I never submitted. I'll get busy on that now. Thanks for the motivation Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Wonderful job, Paul! You have accomplished what so many wanna-be beginner IMers have failed to do, and some have been searching and trying for months, if not years. Instead of fishing around for the next best shiny object, you just got to work and did it consistently for a month! IM really isn't as hard as people make it out to be - you really just need to have the discipline to do simple, basic tasks over and over again - consistency is the name of the game here. There is absolutely no need to reinvent the wheel here.

    Unfortunately, many beginners are out there in search of the next best 'pushbutton' method that will get them earning money without lifting a finger. I don't know why it is that so many beginners think that they can earn money in IM without doing anything! If there is someone I'd point a finger at, it's the Gurus that have spread this myth that somehow has persisted - you just need to watch out for the newbies in the forum here who keep asking if they can earn $100 a day with minimal work, and they have the gall to demand to earn that much without wanting to write, or create websites, or basically do anything at all!
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    Congrats on your success! I'm glad you've achieved the success you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susanna Dodd
    That's great. I'm happy for you. I can't wait until I can do the same thing and quit my job. That has been a dream of mine for years. Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author kay12345
    congratulations

    it feels really great to receive the first check
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    Now this is the best post ive seen in here for today.

    Congratulations Pward! Its all about being consistent and sticking to your goals.

    -Yan Kirby
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  • Profile picture of the author lmeyer
    awesome, that is what i am working for right now.

    quick question if you don't mind though,

    how many products did you promote?


    -Lucas
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Pambos
    Paul, I just want to take the time to congratulate you on your success within IM which is truly amazing in regards to when you started to when you quit your job, all in such a short space of time and the best part about it, like you said, you're still going strong and from here, things can only get better.

    Once again, congratulations and wish you all the best for all your future ventures online.
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    • Profile picture of the author gary15
      Very inspiring post Paul.

      This proves that making money is possible if you TAKE ACTION. Many people read...read...read and never take action or they do take action, but quit after seeing no results the next day.

      This is a huge WAKE UP call to everyone who thinks article marketing is easy. Paul has written 5 articles a day which isn't a easy task and he has sticked to it, even though he didn't make any money for 3 weeks, he still commited to what he was doing and saw positive results after all the hard work.

      Anyway this thread has inspired me to also TAKE ACTION and I will be starting to write 2 articles daily to start with and stick to 1 product untill I've written 20 articles. I will then see if the product converts, if not I will move on to another.

      I personally think the hard part will be writing articles that are all in the same niche.

      I do have a few questions for Paul(Or Anyone), so feel free to answer if you can.

      1. Is it better to have a own hosted landing page and try to presell the visitor or would you just use a redirect straight to the merchant?

      2. Is it better to just focus on 1 product or focus on multiple products? If you do focus on multiple products, then this means you'll need multiple landing pages and means you would have to spend quite a bit of money on buying domain names and hosting.

      3. The real thing that counts is obviously getting traffic, I've learned it's best to try to rank your article on the first page of Google, but how do we get backlinks to our articles? Do article directories allow to link to each other's article?

      4. You said you submit articles to different directories like, ezine, articlebase, goarticles and others, but do you submit the same article to every directory or do you write unique articles and submit to these.

      5. Just a question for you Paul, have you been able to get any articles ranked on the first page of Google? If so did you do any backlinking to these articles?

      Sorry for all these questions, not trying to hijack the thread, just trying to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing_Jedi
    Thats encouraging, I'm looking forward to start earning some serious money!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel_Cowen
    What an inspiring story. Thank you for sharing that with us. And congrats on taking control of your life that's awesome. To your freedom and success, Joel
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    get ready for the wave of PM'S and Email's asking you how you did it, what niches and every thing else. Congrats man!
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      Originally Posted by TyrJutsu View Post

      ive made my first 20 check that came couple days ago, but even better i have 289.00 in my cxdigitalmedia right now and ive 60 in my cashuniversity and ive 80 in radicalcash. i feel more motivated than ever, and finally got me some private proxies and cl bot pro and all the nice software and goodies, i feel very confident that i will reach my 500 daily goal this new year and breakthrough to even bigger and higher goals progressively. i realized finally Affiliate marketing and online marketing is for me, i hate workin for anyone or beeing told wat i should do. i guess its great trait and blessing now. i jus join the war room and am doing things i couldnt do before, am buying my first car within the next week or two, and moving to my own place in january, roads are just open and opportunities are endless, my book collection is rising great , i can afford those rare books that i always wanted even my passion for the occult and forbidden wisdom can now be fed. i feel great, and glad to be a member of warrior forum. thanks to the many people who i will prolly never know or meet, but they all contribute to my growth and knowledge, i remember the endless nights of no sleep, glued to the computer, reading and buying and seeking and searching, like a lost traveler looking for a treasure. now atlast ive found the treasure. and it is that : YES YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR CHOICE , YOUR LIFESTYLE AS YOU PLEASE AND YES YOU CAN TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE AND BE THE MASTER OF YOUR OWN DESTINY AND BE FINANCIALLY FULFILLED AND SECURE AND ABUNDANT PROSPEROUS AND WEALTHY. I ENCOURAGE ALL OUT THERE TO NOT GIVE UP ON AFFILIATE MARKETING. many things used to go wrong sometimes, my laptop screen start messin up , i eventually cracked while flippin and playin with my cell phone, the new laptop i bought after that a hp mini drop and got scrap and became super slow, i sold it and bought another one. it took me the 3rd laptop to finally have things right and start seeing things go smooth. its not as smooth as i want it yet but honestly am gently flowing that way am glad i never gave up, am glad i had the thirst to make it a reality for my self just like i saw those affiliate marketers who make the big cake, cause i wanted to feel what it feels like to live like that, with checks coming in the mail and travelling freely as i please and have my laptop be my office and be bound and attached to no "boss".

      just my 2 cents on affiliate marketing and the ups and downs taht all go through but eventually things will make sense and the genius within will come out ...
      That is really, really awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Rosa
    Quick question, you said you wrote 5 articles for each niche a day, how many did you have at the time?
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  • Profile picture of the author darman82
    BUM Marketing Method.. and yes, i made my first sale with this method.

    For other newbie warrior, just try this method and you will see your first sale come in to your bank account.

    Go to clickbank and select 3 top converting product ( i suggest look for 70-100 grav product ) and write 1 article for each product each day and see which product convert well after that dump those low converting product and write 5 articles on those product.

    Rise and repeat for next month... and watch your account grow!!

    - Take Actions!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alumni
    Keep it up man
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  • Profile picture of the author kcnck
    Hi,
    This is the second post of this kind I read today.First one was from deezy.
    Great to know that you people are doing fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
    Hi PWard!

    Did you do some back linking or any other SEO techniques to your articles to rank them high in the SERPs? Or you just let them be in the article directories for visitors to read and be led to your sales pages such as Clickbank or Amazon?

    An answer would really be appreciated.

    I got a new idea from this thread. Thanks to you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Beacher
    PWard, thanks for your post. Having been writing articles for a while now, I'd like to venture into actual IM. Worry about the risks and insecurity stopped me in the past, but after reading your post - it's just knowledge and action that holds me back. And those two things are a lot easier to change.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lateef Olajide
      Originally Posted by Jonathan Beacher View Post

      PWard, thanks for your post. Having been writing articles for a while now, I'd like to venture into actual IM. Worry about the risks and insecurity stopped me in the past, but after reading your post - it's just knowledge and action that holds me back. And those two things are a lot easier to change.
      Jonathan,

      You can actually do away with the fear of risk and insecurity and leverage your writing ability. That does not stop you from offering the writing service for other people.
      A lot of people in this forum started by offering service to other members and then start
      using same skill to grow their business.

      Lateef
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Beacher
    Thanks Lateef.

    With regards to your PM - I can't PM you back due to post count, but if you'd like you can contact me on jonathan@thearticleco.com
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  • Profile picture of the author LookAlive
    I've just read your success thread and boy, am I inspired!

    You mentioned that you wrote more reviews than anything else, I'm assuming that you then added an affiliate hoplink at the bottom directly related to the topic?

    I was just wondering if you had an example of one of these articles? Knowing me I'd put way too much into it and would only get one done per day.

    I hope to hear from you!
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  • Profile picture of the author AMRTrading
    That has really inspired me, as a fairly new starter, this post really does give me more motivation!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSolutionKey
    Congratulation! Thanks for sharing your success story. This would inspire all our warrior members.

    Keep going! Never give up learning new things in IM & helping newbuddies with posts as well..

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Snow_Predator
    Thanks for the post, really helped to motivate me. Bagh, I've been in this for a couple of years now and have only made a coupla hundred pounds - but at least I now know that money CAN be made, and I just need to scale up on what has worked. I'm gona learn some copywriting and start putting some real thought into my articles - I'd rather opt for quality over quantity.

    A lot of people advocate just writing as many articles as you can as fast as you can and hope that some will sell. I'd much rather take a copywriting principle, apply it with thought to an article, see if it works and use this process as a learning experience. Eventually my articles will ALL be of good quality and I'll be able to write them as quick as I can write crap ones now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark_w
    Hey man, thanks for making this post. Really inspiring that you made so much in your first month.
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  • Profile picture of the author SMP
    Great story Paul.

    $3k in your first month - that's what a bit of perceverance and determination can bring you.

    I think many people are put off by the thought of writing articles - I get the impression many relate it to professional copywriting and are reluctant to have a go.

    You've shown here that a guy with no experience can apply himself, set a realistic target, stick to a plan and achieve a goal in a very short space of time.

    I hope people reading your story are inspired to give it a go. There's real money to be made out there and, as you have shown, it really can change your life.

    All the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author thescribe
    I loved reading through this thread - very inspirational. It is great to see the results of just sticking with it. The great thing is that now you can reinvest a portion of your earnings into outsourcing and make even more with less effort.
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    • Profile picture of the author darvon
      Way to go Paul! I have read this thread and have been re-inspired.

      When I first started IM, I was excited about bum marketing. I wrote a few crappy articles and nothing happened. That was almost one year ago.

      Since that half-hearted attempt at article marketing, I have tried many other marketing methods, hoping to discover a way around it. Here is what I have found: There is no way around it.

      While I have made some money, I believe I could be raking it in by now had I focused and produced like you did!

      Oh, well, I can start writing now and use all that I have learned to accelerate the process. I am the guy who doesn't read the directions before I put something together.

      To further success!
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  • Profile picture of the author khirad
    Think about creating your own product now
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    • Profile picture of the author degcommunications
      This is what gives the warrior forum it's reputation. A great group of great minded people. Thanks for the post!
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      • Profile picture of the author PWard
        I'm going to do a write up of how I'm doing my Article Marketing and put it in the WSO section for other Warriors that have been messaging me about how I am making such a decent recurring income from it
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