I would like to know what your first sale was. How did you market the product or service? What did you sell next? I think it would be interesting to hear the results. Not only will this give ideas and hope to real newbies but it might even be good for us more experienced marketers to review the basics and see what got us here.
The first product I sold online was a weight loss tea that was eventually banned and then unbanned. It was really good and packed quite a jolt. The brand had a bit of a cult following so I put up a really simple website with the name of the company and my 800 number. I think I used Netscape composer which was free in Netscape to create the website. I think I even used a free web host with ads. I answered the phone myself too. If it rang I picked it up. There were a fair amount of people who had lost track of their distributors and not too much competition for the company name on the internet. I got some calls, took their credit card info over the phone and then purchased the product wholesale from the company. They in turn shipped it. I would make 3 or 4 sales a month with this. I then tried to figure out a way to get leads to sell this stuff and I found I could make more money selling the advertising than the actual tea. And now here we are.
How about you?