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Just a little excited and wanted to share with everyone how I made my first $1000 in IM in a little over 2 months.

Well to start, I picked a good book, one written by Dan Brock about amazon affiliate marketing. I read his book and I took action. A few years ago I got interested in IM but ended up doing nothing but spending way too much on adwords and spending way too much time on this forum (nothing against it).

Ok, so I've got a verifiable method for making money online with amazon. I picked a hobby related niche on Amazon and got a domain. Went with wordpress and I love it.

I updated this blog once per week and I made posts with keywords directly targeting product names in this niche. I backlinked these posts. My main source of backlinks were web 2.0, social bookmarks, and profile backlinks.

I started to see some success but nothing to write home about. I got the website making about $100 per month.

Offline I own a pizza business and I am currently moving locations. Because of this move I've incurred some unexpected expenses and I needed to come up with some money quick.

I decided to sell my blog on Flippa. At the time of sale it was earning roughly $80 per month and had 15 unique articles and 8 posts ranking on the first page of Google for some decent keywords with 1500+ searches.

Well, it sold yesterday for $1000. The transaction is complete and the money is in my account. This has been very motivating for me, and really puts things in perspective. I could make 2 to 3 websites like this per month if I focus hard and outsource the work.

I've found a business model which I think is worth pursuing and I just wanted to break things down for anyone who is struggling to see the light with this make money online thing.

Getting a website to make $100 per month is a really attainable thing to do, and in my research sites that earn this month usually sell for $800 to $1000. Anyone struggling to make a dollar online, follow this model. I know it wasn't very specific and if anyone has questions I'll do my best to answer. I am far far away from where I'd like to be, but I think I've found the way I'm going to make something of my online endeavors.

Most importantly, if there is only one thing that comes from this...and its something that has been said over and over. Pick a method and stick with it. Take action, action, action. Be patient and stay positive. In the words of Napoleon Hill, "Action is the real measure of intelligence."
  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Simple put, you:

    Picked a Plan

    and

    Executed it to perfection while avoiding all the possible distractions.

    That's the only reason of success and that the formula everyone needs to concentrate on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Gillum
    Congratulations.....feels good...especially when it come at the right time....
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmoonlight
    Great work! I'm just starting with a similar model. I hope I do as well as you.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeb209
      Great job bro! If you wanna make more money just keep doin what you've been doing x2.
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  • Profile picture of the author MasonRamm
    Congratulations and yes one of the main keys to success is
    simply 'TAKING ACTION'
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  • Profile picture of the author jayveen
    Getting an Amazon site to $100/month is a real achievement. My best Amazon sites make about $10 per month, and that requires constant backlinking to keep them from dropping off the search pages. Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Livetogreen
    thanks a lot for your post. Really helpful and should inspire many newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ditas
    Wow, congratulations! I will try doing this as well and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichaRie
    errr...i should learn more i guess *newbie*
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  • Profile picture of the author permaguru
    As someone who makes about $700 a month through Amazon, I say bravo to you, Sir.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Congratulations! Instead of flipping your sites, you could also keep them and build more. If you have 20 sites making $100 a month that's $2000 a month, the same you'd make flipping two sites only you don't have to keep doing all the work of researching niches and building sites. I know of people that have over 100 sites, each makes a little, but it adds up to a lot. They only flip the sites that are earning much.

    And uh...I'll have a large pepperoni with black olives and onions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike101
      Congratulation, and thanks for sharing.
      This is inspiring and motivating especially to a newbie like me.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoingSomewhere
    Originally Posted by Jacob Martus View Post

    Went with wordpress and I love it.
    Congrats and more dollars to your account.

    One question: Did you used FREE WP Theme? If yes, what theme?

    GoingSomewhere
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  • Profile picture of the author MixxMark
    Congrats on your accomplishment!
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    You are lucky, you made $1,000 in 2 months? I made $100 in 1 year but I am now doing well.

    Good to hear about your success, just build on it. I am now a site flipper and know what it means for one's site to be bought when almost 65% of sites over there at flippa are ending unsold.

    My advise for you : invest some of that money in your business, some of them in more education. I have been doing well lately flipping sites but I am always on the look out for ebooks from respected warriors - you get what I mean ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Lian
      Congratulations!!

      I have two sites I wanted to sell off but can't decide how much to price them.

      They are both PR 2. Only they have not brought in the $$$ in the last few months.

      You did a great job. Now you can follow the same path you came along

      Lian
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Congrats and to more success with your IM ventures.
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    • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
      I agree that action is the key to the vault! Awesome job and thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author jodamy
    Good job, sounds like that book got you focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vitaliy K
    My congratulations, though I have my own techniques that generate me money...
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  • Profile picture of the author Frodr
    Congrats.. now on to the NEXT one..

    Build yourself a residual income.. build more sites.. flip the ones that flop.. and keep the profitable ones for your self.

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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    enjoy the success, you did a good job following through all the way
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  • Profile picture of the author forumer147
    That is nice to earn such amount of money .By the way I think I would also try Flippa
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  • Profile picture of the author KateD
    Wow....

    You don't know how refreshing it is to read about someone wanting to make money online, and then actually doing the work to make it happen.

    Great job and keep us posted on your future successes.

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  • Profile picture of the author lulu25
    Congrats and well done on the first $1000.
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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    Good job on the website. Looks like you found a program that works for you. Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Well done, you are the champ.

    Cheers . John
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  • Profile picture of the author Kat Bartone
    Nice job, Jacob.

    Just wondering, did you sell only the blog, or the whole website (i.e., your domain name included)?

    - Kat
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    • Profile picture of the author Jacob Martus
      Originally Posted by Kat Bartone View Post

      Nice job, Jacob.

      Just wondering, did you sell only the blog, or the whole website (i.e., your domain name included)?

      - Kat
      Whole website, domain name included. I probably spent way more than what is was worth in terms of hours, but it still felt good to sell it so quickly. I know that when I start to outsource a little more, I could do this 2 or 3 times a month if I work really hard. Now comes the hard part, juggling this with my offline biz.

      Thanks everyone,



      Jacob
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  • Profile picture of the author Raygun
    Way to go Jacob! I love reading about new success stories on here. People need to know that there is a lot of room for success, it is often preparation meeting opportunity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      Really nice job man!

      I'm glad you took action, and actually modified what was taught to you.

      It's a really good way to go about this business - take someones business model and practice it until you figure out what suits you best.

      Good idea about turning it into a flipping model. I have been considering playing around with the same business model for some time but have too much on my plate as it is.

      Keep it up. Looking forward to seeing how you progress on your new business model!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacob Martus
        Yeah. I've got a similar site that in a few weeks will be ranking and earning just as well as the last one. Gonna try and sell that one off too. I had a really smooth transaction on Flippa and hopefully I'll have another one.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
    Nice one bud, you did well - you should keep the site and stack em up... I to have considered flippin sites but instead want to try something unconventional and see if it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author breadtoaster
    Congrats! You really did motivate everyone in this forum to work harder and take actions. Hope you will succeed and earn another $1k or $10k more.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author simplenfun
    Congrat! This is really inspire newbie like me to learn more on IM. Hopefully me too can achieve similar result one day.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasni
    hi,

    1st congrats to you, i know its been a challenging time for you to achieve that. Its always the right step when in a plan list, we have include the step called ACTION!! most of them just keep reading and collect the information until their overload.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sahil
    Congratulation, you did a hard and you got the results at last. I am sure this is a good lesson for all of us.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author amandafrei
    That's pretty good. You made something out of thin air and made money from it.

    Flipping site is always a good idea, because most of the people in the world don't want to do the hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay F
    Congratulations.

    One question: was your site hosted in the same account as other sites, or, did you have it completely separate? Just curious about how the logistics of the sale/transfer worked.
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  • Profile picture of the author jweby
    Congratulations! Your achievement will inspire newbies and me as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author randalblanchette
    Woohoo! Love these things. Congrats in a huge way!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edk
    Most generous post. Thanks friend
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  • Profile picture of the author juniorbiz
    congrats man! These kinds of success stories motivate me to keep doing what I'm doing. Very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew E.
    Congrats on your success story - take it as a first step towards your continued IM success.
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    • Profile picture of the author xnice
      Congratulation.You have a good deal. You may make some sites for get more income like this. Make a blog with income 100 $ / months is good. You learn a lot when you start your blogging. Do you can share how to build back links?
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    Wow.. a thousand for a blog is pretty good work.. congrats! Never had much success in that area myself.. ah well.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvanScott
    Yeah this is def a great biz model for newbies. Very easy to implement with minimal effort. Flipping the website was pretty savy I know of marketers that make their living just flipping websites so it can get very lucritive if you dedicate yourself to it.

    Congrats buddy and keep the momentum going!!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGuruHub
    Great Job Jacob! I love hearing from people making money and then passing on some pointers to help others. Class Act! Way to go!

    Best -
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  • Profile picture of the author devsir
    Can anyone please help me in getting huge traffic to my articles and blog? I am fed up of promotion on social book marking, pingler etc. I have failed to get traffic. Please help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michele Buch
    Thank you so much for your post.

    I very recently decided that my direction would be to
    learn how to flip websites.

    I just today got access to a video course that explains how to do this
    (using WordPress and Private Label Rights) in a step-by-step way.

    Your post is a sign to me that building and flipping websites is a good route for me to take. Thanks again, and congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author graemewallis
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    Selling your blog for a $1000 was a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    thanks for posting about your success, I'm sure it will serve to inspire newcomers to IM. But as many above have said already, just keep doing what you are doing and look to expand to incorporate more sites.
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