First Amazon Cheque!!!

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Yesterday I received my first ever money from internet marketing!!!!
It was a cheque from Amazon for about $150.
It is an amazing feeling to know that it does actually work.
It was a lot of hard work and frustration. LOL.
Sales are now starting to happen for me on almost a daily basis, so the next one is not so far away. (This one was 10 months in the making)
Just wanted to share with you all as I get so much great info from this forum. Particular thanks to those who have contributed so much information to the amazon threads.
Cheers
Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author Heimir Finnson
    Hey Kym

    That's awesome, contats...

    I remember when I got my first check from Clickbank.
    It was probably one of the happiest days of my life, honestly

    Keep it up
    Cheers
    Heimir
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    Congratulations, Kym!! Isn't that the best feeling? You've been plugging away for months thinking the whole thing is impossible and then BAM! Money!!! It's certainly a nice motivator...

    Would love to hear any insights you learned from the experience. What worked, what didn't, what you're going to do to grow it. Sounds like you had some very nice break-throughs.

    Erica
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  • Profile picture of the author roy chambers
    Way to go Kim, now just multiply what you're doing and watch your income grow. Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris1203
    Congratulations, Kym. That must feel so awesome. I can't wait until I receive a check like that from Amazon (or anywhere else for that matter). Great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    Congratulations :-) Just keep doing what you're doing, you'll grow before you know it
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    That is awesome, Kym! Awesome, wonderful AND fantastic!

    Welcome to the club.



    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Congrats on the diligence and continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author smarks70
    Kym Congratulations!! Just goes to show this internet thing really works when you work it

    Regards,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author cpace32
    Congrats on the first check!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
    Well done
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    • Profile picture of the author Kathryn Mc
      Congrats and thanks for inspiring me!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kym Lawn
          Thanks everyone.

          Thought I would put together a bit longer explanation of how I did it.

          Once upon a time.... LOL

          Seriously though, about 10 months ago now I got suckered into MLM.

          About all that did for me, apart from emptying a bank account and maxing out a credit card, was give me the idea that a full time income from internet marketing may be possible.

          Thus started my journey.

          My skill set was - I could type, do research and send emails -that was it.
          I had no idea what HTML was, had no idea how to upload to a site or even that something called wordpress existed.

          I had, and still have, a huge learning curve.

          Spent thousands on every shiny object that came my way - all in the hope that the promised push button wealth making machine would magically appear and my bank account would rake in thousands overnight. LOL. That didn't happen.

          What did happen was that I learnt to take action, I learnt how to upload sites, I learnt what wordpress was, I got a clickbank account, an Amazon account, and a Google adsense account. (I would have got a cheque from them except they moved the goalposts and made it $150 minimum payout.)

          My first Amazon site was made by using Dan Brock's Profitzon. I can still remember pausing his videos and then going off to do what he had told me to do, it would take me hours to get through each video, but I learnt heaps. Keyword research, domain, amazon product build a wordpress site, all were learnt from his training package.

          I now have a very simple system in place:

          Keyword research - Market Samurai.
          Phrase Match, 100 searches per day, SEO comp less than 100 000, OCI more than 50% dot com, dot net or dot org as domain match. (part of the package from Bring the Fresh)

          Web site Construction -I have tried many different themes and have settled on Socrates. I find it super easy and can have a site up optimized in about half an hour.

          Domain Hosting - I am with D9 hosting and have a reseller account. I try to build 10 sites a month. Some work, some don't. I don't sweat it, move on to something that works.

          SEO - I learnt heaps from Bring the Fresh (Mike Long and Kelly Felix) I have 15 sites page one now. I can build a site and have it ranked on page one very quickly. My last Amazon site had its first sale within 3 weeks.

          Amazon Tweaking - Learnt basics from Profitzon, a huge amount from this forum and have rounded it off with Paula C's Amazonian Profit Plan.

          Traffic - at the moment I am starting article marketing. I have been relying on keyword selection and position so far. Time to ramp it up I think.

          Other helpful training - Absolutely recommend Bring the Fresh. I have been a member the for the past 2 months and that is what has set it on fire for me with rankings. You only need basic membership to start, I haven't even got into Full Disclosure much yet.

          I did a couple of WSO's one was Zuess66 and the other Lisa Gergets. Learnt lots from both of them, and will continue to as I do most of their courses.

          Earlier this year I went through an exercise to see where I wanted to be in the future financially. An interesting equation is - to earn 1.1 million dollars a year you need 200 sites earning $16 a day. Put like that, it doesn't seem like much to do does it.

          The most important thing is to do something.

          I have about 40 sites live now, some are absolute duds for me and have not made me anything, probably a handful at this stage are generating an amount of income from either Amazon or adsense. As yet I haven't had much luck with clickbank.
          At least I now know that it works it is possible to make money online.

          Rinse and Repeat and hello full time income.

          Cheers
          Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Kym, all of the people you mentioned are fabulous teachers. Stick with them, and soon you will be the one teaching newer people.

    Just based on the few posts you shared here, I see a very bright future for you indeed.

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author thrigrri
    Congrats Kym! Continue with what you are doing... And you'll be seeing an Amazon check in your letter box once every month - I've been getting checks from them every single month since end 2007 and the feeling every single time (whenever I see their check lying in my letter box) is just awesome!

    Good luck!


    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
    Have you considered selling the duds as turnkey websites to free up some pennies to plough back into your more profitable ones?

    It could be that all they need is some tweaking that someone might be able to do so they can make them profitable...

    You won't get a premium price for them but it will allow you to do other things
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  • Profile picture of the author Kym Lawn
    Jun Yuan,
    I thought that the Wells Fargo Bank was only in movies, a bit like ACME. LOL
    I am blond, and an Aussie
    cheers
    Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author Kym Lawn
    Sparhawke, (one of my favorite literary characters from David Eddings )
    I have signed up for Lisa Gergets and Leslie B's Site Flipping course starting next week. LOL.
    I seriously have to learn everything from scratch, so am looking forward to it. LOL.
    cheers
    Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author AdiPurush
    Congratulations Kym! Amazon is the only thing which worked for me. I know the feeling when i got my first check of $170 after 3 months of hardwork i was too happy that it really works and now i am ready to receive my second cheque of around $300 which is also after another 3 months hard work.

    Cheers
    Rajeev
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      I have been on this forum for 2.5 years jumping from the one next best thing to the other and never making any money, actually going in debt but then I found amazon and it all clicked.

      Congrats with your success, one thing I might suggest is to scale the sites that do work and try and get more traffic to them because you know that they convert already instead of spending all your time cranking out new sites which you won't have time to promote.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Fermina
    Congrats!
    Hope i do well also i just made my first niche website and it fairly new for 6 weeks now but all hope is not lost! i will make try to make money on amazon! good luck on both of us
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  • Profile picture of the author simplenfun
    Congrat Kym. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'm working on Amazon site too. Hopefully I could get my 1st check very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    Kym,

    You have done what most new IMers don't - picked up a course/product and actually followed through with it. That is so rare these days! Congrats and don't get too distracted now - focus on what you're doing even more, to make sure that those checks from Amazon keep coming every month.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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    Originally Posted by Kym Lawn View Post

    Yesterday I received my first ever money from internet marketing!!!!
    It was a cheque from Amazon for about $150.
    It is an amazing feeling to know that it does actually work.
    It was a lot of hard work and frustration. LOL.
    Sales are now starting to happen for me on almost a daily basis, so the next one is not so far away. (This one was 10 months in the making)
    Just wanted to share with you all as I get so much great info from this forum. Particular thanks to those who have contributed so much information to the amazon threads.
    Cheers
    Kym
    You didnt tell us how you made the money on amazon.

    Through amazon auction or affiliate promotion?

    Any way, Congratulation..I'm happy with you too.
    Remember thats the starting point, so put more of your attention
    on that particular one that brought the result.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Wow Kym love your post - the fact that this cheque took 10 months in the making but you're now making almost daily sales. That, to me, shows real persistence and focus. I love the feeling of those cheques! And great reminder to all of us that focusing on one thing really does pay off
    ~Ruth
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBrain
    Congrats Kym!
    Inspiring! Keep it up!
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    Congratulations Kym!
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  • Congrats Kym! Its a great feeling isn't it?

    Now the key is to keep doing what you've been doing and scale it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Having had Kym in a couple of my courses, I can tell you that she succeeds because she takes action. She's one of those who drinks the water once led to it. And no, I'm not calling Kym a horse.

    Congratulations, Kym! I knew you'd be reporting success soon because it really is almost entirely about mindset and having a "can do" spirit. I knew that was you. I'm proud of you!!!

    KEEP GOING!

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Congrats! No greater feeling then getting that first check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    I love seeing threads like this and it always reminds me of the day I made my first sale and when I received my first check.

    Believe me its an amazing feeling to know that you have actually earned money off the internet.

    Congratulations - well done!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author katied772
    Congrats Kym and thanks for sharing. If you could have bought one amazon course only, would it have been Paula or Dan Brock?
    Thanks, Kate
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  • Profile picture of the author cashmagnet
    Kim you really need to be capturing leads and building a list to make clickbank sales
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  • Profile picture of the author drew3806
    Congratulations Kym, you are where I want to be with Amazon, I did all right with Clickbank, but info products are saturated and labor intensive for me.

    I get Paypal money from EPN every month, and occasional Clickbank deposits, and want to add another profit center and am working towards that goal with Amazon.

    Concerning Sparhawke's idea about flipping your failures, I have freed up a bunch of bandwidth and cashed in on sites of mine that did not work out by posting a bunch of them in the complete sites section of the WF.

    It only costs 20 bucks, and I easily made that back with sites I could not get to work. I wrongly assumed that because I did make them work that they were worthless and no one else would want them. I was wrong.

    You should be able to at least get your domain name money back or double it in this manner. Put up 5 or more sites this way and you should make more than the $20 to post. My plan is to do this, send people to a website about niche starter sites, get to opt ins, and market the products/services I use to build my sites to my list.

    One thing that I have been doing is pointing out that they are worth what I am asking just to get the rights to my unique content.

    Best of luck and hope the checks keep coming steady

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Masumi
    Congrats Kym

    I just signed up here at Warrior Forum just a few days ago.
    As a newbie I keep reading and try to learn here about making money online.
    There is so much information and I do my best to understand all the info. English isn't my main language and I'm afraid to make a mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author w3articles
    Planning to get into internet marketing,
    Got some nice info from this thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Congratulations Kym and thanks for also posting how you did it. The first money I made online was many years ago and it was only a few dollars but I was just as excited. With your determination and discipline you are going to do very well. The next 10 months will be a lot better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kym Lawn
      Thanks Guys,
      To answer some of the questions:

      @ bay37 - I grabbed your WSO on amazon, had a couple of "lightbulb" moments while reading it. Thank you.

      @ peepee - I am affiliate promotion, not auction.

      @ joshgreen - conversion has been running around 5-7% for the month. some days up to 20% . I have had 2 months with over 300 clicks - no sales, I even sent them an email questioning if they had made an error in their recording LOL.

      @ Zeuss66 - Neigh!!! You can call me what you like as long as the money keeps coming

      @ katied772 - Profitzon or Amazonian Profit Plan? Depends on your skill level. Dans product is fantastic for the beginner to IM. Taught me the absolute basics. Amazonian works on the theory that you have basic web skills and can set a site up yourself. Another great one, while available is bay37's WSO, I purchased it last night and was very impressed with the layout. Is for beginners up with some great screenshots.

      @ cashmagnet - thanks for the tip with clickhbank. I will get some opt in forms onto my sites.

      @ drew3806 thanks for the tip - I will look into it after I have done the site flipping course (it is not difficult for me to become overwhelmed )

      It has been a good feeling to have the comments made by you all in this thread.

      The support and congratulations you have given me has been great.

      I appreciate knowing that there are others out there who have been through and are going through what I am.

      Cheers
      Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author ajmorgans
    This is truly wonderful new. I remember when I started in your position, I wasn't so excited and relaxing back. I was like "HOW CAN I DOUBLE THIS TODAY!" and that is what got me to the mark of making good income from amazon. Keep it up and try to strive for your goals!
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  • Profile picture of the author jjeeezy
    The positivity is this thread is awesome...

    I'm just a beginner making a couple of my first sites so you're story is an inspiration.

    However the 4% -6% commissions make me sad. Is eBay a little higher?
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  • Profile picture of the author ellush
    Congrats Kym, nice work!
    I'm also working on building some Amazon sites and am starting on bay37's blueprint tonight. You've just given me a little more inspiration, so thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil12
    congratulations Kim,

    I'm a newcomer to this, and reading posts like that fills me with confidence.
    Thanks for taking the time

    Neil
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    Congratulation on that check. Yeah, once you get through all of the first time frustration and fear, you know the system just works for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Ishan Soni
    Congratulations on your first sale! Keep it going. Don't give up. EVER.
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    Well done Kym!I hope this is the first of many.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxR
    Well done !

    It's always great to hear this kind of results after months of hard work. Keep it up, and thanks for sharing your method, though !
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  • Profile picture of the author ona1
    Congrats Kym and thanks,

    I've been looking for a truly honest review from someone who experienced success with BTF who previously hadn't earned online. You've inspired me to get it.

    Ona
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    Congratulation Kim. It is never easy But you will get there eventually
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Thank you very inspiring for many of us. I have made some money mostly with offering services but am slowly getting my own sites up and running and to make an impact soon in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Jordan
    Glad to hear of your success. Keep it up! Just continue doing what you're doing cuz you are on the right track.
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  • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
    Excellent news - I remember my first cheque ... and if it was anything like my experience .... I was stoked so i can imagine how good you must feel

    Look forward to many more
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  • Profile picture of the author Ceciliacyprus
    Thanks so much Kym, so inspiring for us beginners to see it is really possible. Onward we go!
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    Sell the ones that don't do anything and keep the ones that have a income. Btw, congratz on your first check!
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  • Profile picture of the author mattjay
    Originally Posted by Kym Lawn View Post

    Yesterday I received my first ever money from internet marketing!!!!
    It was a cheque from Amazon for about $150.
    It is an amazing feeling to know that it does actually work.
    It was a lot of hard work and frustration. LOL.
    Sales are now starting to happen for me on almost a daily basis, so the next one is not so far away. (This one was 10 months in the making)
    Just wanted to share with you all as I get so much great info from this forum. Particular thanks to those who have contributed so much information to the amazon threads.
    Cheers
    Kym
    very much congrats kym !!!! nothing like making money online. I am of the oppinion that real world jobs are for the birds.
    now see if you can turn that into more and more
    i agree that the WF has helped a ton in my IM adventure. I wish you continued success and income growth!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Silvester
    Hey Kym,

    Congratulations, I am so proud of you! You are doing well
    and you will continue to "Kill It" as long as you continue
    to take action.

    Well Done!

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Kym,

    Congrats! It's only the tip of the iceberg! There's no better feeling than waking up to new sales!

    Great job! You've obviously figured out a winning system so keep doing what you're doing! Your success story is very inspirational!
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  • Profile picture of the author vineyardnet
    i would really like to know new idea for promoting my websites, am a Newbie but i believe Money can be earned online , i need your assistance to give me the right direction..
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonusman
    Congrats Kym making a dollar online is a big step, making $150 that's a giant step, now just rinse and repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayJ
    Well dont Kim.

    Was thinking of getting Bring the Fresh last week after seeing the webinar. Its a must have now.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    Congrats Kym, I am thinking about trying amazon too after watching Info product killer.
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  • Profile picture of the author 7519
    Alright. Now just remember the steps you took to get it and rinse and repeat!
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