I got my 1st sale today...Newbies, Don't Quit

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I'm so happy that I got my 1st offline client today !

I wanted to share some positive energy and words of encouragement
with those that are struggling and frustrated trying to get their 1st client.

Here is a quote that I read daily that helps me when I start to doubt
my skills and most of all myself, maybe it will help you too. I just
wanted to give something back to everyone!

Don't Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit

Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst, that
YOU MUST NOT QUIT

I would like to specially thank the Warriors who have contributed by helping me
(some don't even know it):


Rosetrees- Wordpress help and for making that Easy to Understand Atahualpa tutorial WSO
James Ficarro- Web site design/ Seo/ Aweber
Jay Sabree- Google Maps idea
Kate- Free War Room membership contest
JC Tunes- Sponsoring my War Room membership
Bev Clement- Google profile tip shared in the War room
Rich Jerk.net - Membership script that I will be working on next
Maria Gudelis- Kick A$$ Offline Consulting WSO

and all the warriors that have posted threads sharing info, answering
my questions, words of encouragement and step by step ways to make money.

Thanks to everyone!!!!!


#1st #quit #sale #todaynewbies
  • Profile picture of the author warmlikecoffee
    Go on and make more sales now! there are useful threads here and there, gather information and use your time wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCTunes
    I knew you could do it! Congrats!!! :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      I knew you could do it! Congrats!!! :-)
      Thanks for believing in me!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author tremayne
    Congratulations - and thanks for the poem! It is so true.

    Now rinse and repeat! Go get 'em, Tiger!
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  • Profile picture of the author kf
    Bennette,

    That is Awe.Some. And sure to be only the first success of many.

    Congrats and thanks for sharing your good news!

    ~ Kate

    @ Sydney: Nice to see you. How is Panama treating you these days?
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    • Profile picture of the author tremayne
      Originally Posted by kf View Post

      Bennette,

      ~ Kate

      @ Sydney: Nice to see you. How is Panama treating you these days?
      Hello Kate! I'm jealous, but congratulations! I failed the medical for my pilot's license because I have rods in my spine. The medical examiner said if I landed hard my spine could shatter! My thought: "Who the hell cares!" Can you imagine a gyrocopter landing hard unless bits fall off it? And in that case it doesn't matter what sort of back you have!

      Panama's great. Why not fly down for a visit? I just got back (a 3-day journey!) from giving a talk in Canada...but I think we're off topic!

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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      Thanks again Kate for having the idea that gave me the opportunity
      to connect some missing pieces. I hope many others have success
      as well.

      I just wanted to let everyone know that believed in me, that there
      are dedicated newbies out there that appreciate and value the time
      that you PRO's give to this forum to help others succeed.

      @Tremayne, I definitely plan on doing just that and hopefully it won't
      take as long as it did to get my 1st client.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bennette
        You go girl! I'm gonna print that poem out and pin it above my desk!
        Thanks, that poem is in my office and it has helped me get through my worst
        days. I'm glad you liked it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Lazenby
    You go girl! I'm gonna print that poem out and pin it above my desk!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Lee
    Congrats on your success so far! It's inspiring to see newbies making money.
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  • Congratulations, and thanks for sending me off to bed with a smile on my face!
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
    Originally Posted by Bennette View Post


    Don't Quit
    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit

    Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about,
    When he might have won if he stuck it out:
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Success is failure turned inside out,
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
    It's when things seem worst, that
    YOU MUST NOT QUIT

    This is an incredibly POWERFUL poem/quote. One that
    helped me keep keeping on when the going got so tough!
    I suggest we all read it once a day to keep us going
    when things get very tough. Thanks for sharing this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      Very motivating! Its amazing how these kinds of things can act as motivators.
      Sometimes the smallest things can encourage others to not give up.

      @LegitBlogger I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

      @SurviveUnemployment- sweet dreams!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    very inspiring...now i have added motivation to go the extra yard
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  • Profile picture of the author alucard001
    Congratulation! I am a newbie also and let's work smart!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      very inspiring...now i have added motivation to go the extra yard
      It will happen Bruce. When I stopped worrying about it and started focusing
      on my daily goals, it came when I was least expected it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackhawk
    Congrat. You are really going to appreciate your efforts especially the first. Keep firing.
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      • Profile picture of the author achivement84
        Hello Bennette,

        Congratulations!!
        Also your peom
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      • Profile picture of the author achivement84
        Hello Bennette,

        Congratulations!!
        Also your peom is very effective and can give a lot of motives.Wish you continues success.

        B.Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author jschop
    Posts like these always show the value of perseverance. Quite a few enter IM with the intention of becoming rich overnight - a misconception not aided by the vast number of overhyped ebooks relating to IM. To be successful online you need the drive and determination that you'd require to be successful offline (I'm preaching to the converted, I know ).

    Now that you have achieved one sale, use that as motivation to complete your next sale. Congratulations and keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author DyLan Lee
    Congrats. You are doing well. Hope that you can get more sales in the coming week. all the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      Congrat. You are really going to appreciate your efforts especially the first. Keep firing.
      So true. I felt like the scene in the movie hitch when he kissed the girl at the end of the date and he was so happy that he started dancing in the street and then he turned to make sure the woman wasn't looking.

      @jschop I agree. You do have to get to a point where you stop reading some of the ebooks because you start to feel like you need to be on the short bus or something.

      Overhyped books that boast how you can do xyz in 1 day and start instantly rolling in mega $$$ tend to make people lose good judment and common sense.

      Thanks for all the words of encouragement.

      I know I still have to keep working hard and continue to preserve. I just wanted to take a minute and encourage others that felt like I did that it is possible and to keep trying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wham
    I just got my first sale, it was only $33 but god it was the best $33 i ever made. It sucks when you see your clickbank at $0 every time you log on and it feels like the work you've put into it is going unnoticed and that it's impossible for you but soon as that first sale comes in you realize it is possible and your work doesn't go unnoticed.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkedinlincoln
    Nothing like the thrill of hard work paying off! Congratulations.

    I love that poem btw.

    Thanks

    -Kathy
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  • Profile picture of the author klinvie
    Great job Bennette! It's so good to hear that. Shows that one should never give up. Thanks also for such an encouraging poem. I hope you make many more sales!

    Job well done: )

    klinvie
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    congrats now go get your next one lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Macdonald
    It will happen Bruce. When I stopped worrying about it and started focusing
    on my daily goals, it came when I was least expected it.
    Isn't this so often the case.
    This has cheered me up on a bad day, well done Bennette!
    Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Annie Dennis
    Way to go Bennette! I'm glad I've started my day reading your post, you've put an extra bounce in my step :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ntrikate
    Congratulations!! Honestly, I'm not sure what you sold or what your product is, but I'm proud of you nonetheless for getting your first sale!! LOL It's tough and rewarding all at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author carebear29
    Thats great congrats.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      I'm glad I'm able to give something back to a great community. I would
      often read the forum and would envision the moment when I had something of value to give back instead of always taking.

      I know it's not much that I'm offering, but I struggled and faced a lot of rejection trying to get my 1st client and thought I could encourage other
      newbies that maybe feeling the same way to keep going and stop worrying about getting your 1st deal.

      My break through came when I said from this day on:
      1. I'm going to trust myself and stop worrying about getting a sale.
      2. I'm and going to give 100% effort
      3. I'm going to DO ME!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author davidmerrick
        Congratulations and thanks for that inspirational poem!
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      • Profile picture of the author Bennette
        Congratulations!! Honestly, I'm not sure what you sold or what your product is, but I'm proud of you nonetheless for getting your first sale!! LOL It's tough and rewarding all at the same time.
        I sold autoresponder and website service 1st because that was their 1st
        priority. They also need video, social networking and article marketing. My
        goal is to build relationships that allow me to keep going back with ideas to help clients continue to grow their business.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bennette
          I just got my first sale, it was only $33 but god it was the best $33 i ever made. It sucks when you see your clickbank at $0 every time you log on and it feels like the work you've put into it is going unnoticed and that it's impossible for you but soon as that first sale comes in you realize it is possible and your work doesn't go unnoticed.
          That's so true! It's not about the money because I'm sure you've made more. It's the validation that with continous work, effort and goals you are on your way to a successful career. I'm SOOOO Happy for YOU.


          Congratulations, now your on you way and I know you will be posting how your clickbank account is full shortly .

          P.S. Just like me, You Got To Rinse and Repeat!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Bennette,

    Congradulations

    The first is the hardest, so now they will come in bunches

    Keep number-1 happy and use for a reference with other prospects

    Kudos and All the Best
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      The first is the hardest, so now they will come in bunches.Keep number-1 happy and use for a reference with other prospects
      That's what I'm hoping, and I am definitely looking forward to them coming in bunches.

      Thanks for the tip!
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    Congrats!!! on doing what most people will never do by not GIVING UP.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharpturn
    Hi,

    Thank you for that poem, it was just what I needed. I am a newbie and have been trying to make a good sale for over 5 months now. Getting to the point where I feel like I'm wasting my time. Your story and poem has put me back on track.

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Amenda Jessera
    Congratulation man. Your words are really appericiative and giving some energy pills to me

    Hope me too will get it.
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    Congratulations..the first sale is the sweetest
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    I love that poem, well done and thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author mark z
    Congratulations!

    Consistency and persistence always pays off.

    As Henry Ford said:
    "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."

    Keep up the good work!
    Wish you many, many satisfied clients worldwide.
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    Success is a habit of passion, have faith, you are doing well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
    Very cool! Keep it up! very true things can be tough at first but never give up
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    • Profile picture of the author Dal.K
      Hey, well done. Enjoy the moment, then like someone said earlier- rinse and repeat.

      I'm happy for ya.

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      • Profile picture of the author Bennette
        @sharpturn- Don't give up. Just make yourself a list of daily goals and
        commit to doing it everyday regardless of the outcome.
        I sent out hundreds of emails, cold called hundreds of businesses in person, answer CL ads, sent mailers, even faxed letters and joined networking groups.

        I had several people flake, tire kickers or the ones that want the info so they could pass it along to their designer.I finally stopped thinking about it and just focused on implementing my daily goals and when I was least expected it was like BAM! It will come for you, maybe not when you think it should happen but it will. Believe it!

        @James Lancaster- I started May 26, 2009. It's been a challenging road but I'm hoping the work I did along with the work I'm doing now will bring me another sale faster.

        @Kris Sunil- Thanks. I think taking the time to thank all the Warriors is the least I could do. I have met some great people on this forum and if it was for people willing to take the time to share their knowledge, I wouldn't be where I am right now.

        This is not my 1st business, but often times people feel that if they share their knowledge with
        you, then you are going to take a slice of their pie. That's not true here. This forum is great because if you want to succeed you just have to sit down, READ, pick a niche and then take ACTION.

        This is better than any class that I have taken because it real people, giving real proven ideas that work. Not someone reading from a book that has never taken action. I was always taught that if someone gives you something, it only takes a second to say THANK YOU.

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        Amenda Jessera-It will come just trust yourself and keep working.

        @Les Blackwell- I hope your referring to good thrills because I can take a double dose of that.
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      • Profile picture of the author japaneseboxcut
        congratulations on your sale, keep your head up and make a ton more. It really is exciting getting a sale.
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        • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
          hi Bennette - Congratulations on that first sale. I'm pleased my tutorial helped.

          I know from my own offline business that happy customers send more customers - so I'm sure it won't be long til you get a second client and then a third and then.....

          Carol
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          • Profile picture of the author Bennette
            congratulations on your sale, keep your head up and make a ton more. It really is exciting getting a sale.
            @japaneseboxcut-You're sooo right, you feel like a kid in a candy store. Thanks!

            hi Bennette - Congratulations on that first sale. I'm pleased my tutorial helped.

            I know from my own offline business that happy customers send more customers - so I'm sure it won't be long til you get a second client and then a third and then.....
            @rosetrees- your tutorial gave me the inspiration to keep going when I was frustrated trying to learn word press. I'm surprised you haven't sold out at that price because it definitely saved me a ton of money and time!
            Thanks for your kind words .
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    It only takes that first one, great job!
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    Awesome - congratulations on your success. Stay on it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris.Sm
    @Bennette
    Firstly congrats for ur success.
    Secondly i would like to appreciate for this post which doesnt come often from a lot. you have taken the time to thank each person that helped you from the WF.
    Good Luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author AceHazel
    Great poem...very inspiring...

    Congratulations,...more to come...
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    • Profile picture of the author H_Wilhelm
      Congrats on your success Bennette!

      As a newcomer here to Warrior Forum, as well as to the world of Internet Marketing, posts like yours not only offer up the needed encouragement for those who have been in the IM game for some time but haven't quite stumbled over that road block of getting that first sale...to continue moving forward and to always remember statements such as 'patience is a virtue' and 'nothing good happens over-night'...but your post also conveys to us 'newbies' that there really is money out there and regardless of what route you take to get your share, there is room enough for all of us!

      I look forward to reading your next 'success' post and sincerely hope it comes sooner rather then later!


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      • Profile picture of the author Bennette
        As a newcomer here to Warrior Forum, as well as to the world of Internet Marketing, posts like yours not only offer up the needed encouragement for those who have been in the IM game for some time but haven't quite stumbled over that road block of getting that first sale...to continue moving forward and to always remember statements such as 'patience is a virtue' and 'nothing good happens over-night'...but your post also conveys to us 'newbies' that there really is money out there and regardless of what route you take to get your share, there is room enough for all of us!
        That is the reason why I posted. When I was having days of self doubt, I would come to the forum and look for a post about someone getting their 1st sale. Their excitement would be what kept me going.

        The mind is a tricky thing...it takes longer to get rid of a negative thought or that feeling of rejection, but a positive thought gets removed out of your mind so much faster and easier. Makes you say hmmmm!

        Warriors that take the time to post their 1st sale may not know how they
        have impacted someone else to keep going that felt like quitting.

        Not everyone has the support of their loved ones and for some, the Warriors might be all that some people have.
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    Congrats, I loved the feeling from the first sale. It only gets better!
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