I love internet marketing :) (30 articles have made me over $1,000

by Slin
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Hey guys,

Just want the info? Skip to the bold below

My last big post here (about ppc) was a downer, and i'm glad to come back a new up and happy kid.

There is a fellow warrior here (won't mention names) who has helped me out even more then any coach I've paid for, he added me on skype, and for free has see me through just about everything.

I learned one thing from him, that it was his kind (and great help) that led to him making money, he truly wants to help others, every site he makes is great content.

Anyway, after I got banned from PPC I bought a product, have been following the instructions, and my articles go live in 72 hours, so I will be seeing some good results then

This isn't about that though, this is about action

Today I got on clickbank, I found a sale for $80

This sale is from articles that I set up, 2 years ago.

Back then I was in high school, I wrote about 4 articles a week, if I could.

I stopped for awhile, I kept reading new stuff, but never committing, I was sitting and doing nothing, instead of writing more! Since those 2 years i've made over $3,000 profit. Not bad for some kid writing while he was supposed to be making presentations for art class huh?

So want to know how to make money online?

1. Find something you BELIEVE in to promote (affiliate or your own, preferably your own)
2. Drive Traffic (don't get caught up here, just make 10 ezine articles and 10 youtube videos a day!)
3. Use your profits to drive more traffic (in the middle of doing this now!)
4. Write a post about it in the warrior forum.

Now I know, there is list building, SEO, PPC, all of these things out there!

Just remember, eating that elephant must be done one bite at a time! So find something, start at it, and stick to it.

I personally can't wait to see what this traffic is gonna do with my new campaign, hopefully i'll have a new post about it on here

All the best,

- Nils Evensen
#articles #internet #love #made #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author AaronSnider
    outsource your next 600 articles with that 3000 bux =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Well done Nils - stick with it.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author tehnolife
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    Congratz!! Stick with this....make a product and promote it with articles.You can make good money!
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  • Profile picture of the author FutharkLifehack
    You've inspired me today! Today I learned what affiliate marketing is, what ClickBank is, what Article Marketing is - all that in an hour or so and started promoting ClickBank self help products on my personal development site.

    Amazing! I don't even care about results yet, I'm just happy I learned something new and it finally makes a lot of sense. I'm closing the gap on this marketing demon, many thanks to you Nils.

    Also, I like how 2 years ago you never thought anything of your articles - they will always be relevant (unless they talk about cool games on the Sega Genesis - well, maybe even then).

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by FutharkLifehack View Post

      Today I learned what affiliate marketing is, what ClickBank is, what Article Marketing is - all that in an hour or so and started promoting ClickBank self help products on my personal development site.
      Wow, I promise I don't mean it rudely, but let's hope not too many readers of your personal development site see this thread and realise with what meticulous and painstaking degree of care and attention you're reviewing and selecting the products to promote to them, and attach the credibility of your professional reputation to.

      Originally Posted by FutharkLifehack View Post

      I'm just happy I learned something new and it finally makes a lot of sense.
      I'm happy for you about that, too ... and let's just hope your customers feel the same way when they buy whatever you decided, after this exhaustive process, to recommend.
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      • Profile picture of the author petec
        Hi Nils,

        Congratulations mate.
        Just shows that with a bit of work and action taking you can make this happen.
        Article Marketing is a great way to earn a living online.
        Stick with it.
        Now you have found something that works for you scale it up.
        Work out your Article ROI then you know how much each customer is worth to you.
        I take it you are collecting emails for your efforts?
        Don't worry about adwords banning you, there are plenty of other advertising networks out there.

        Pete
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        • Profile picture of the author GopalG
          Great info. Get started and get a mentor early in your IM career. It will help you get motivation and prevent from jumping on to the next big thing
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      • Profile picture of the author Ashley Gable
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Wow, I promise I don't mean it rudely, but let's hope not too many readers of your personal development site see this thread and realise with what meticulous and painstaking degree of care and attention you're reviewing and selecting the products to promote to them, and attach the credibility of your professional reputation to.



        I'm happy for you about that, too ... and let's just hope your customers feel the same way when they buy whatever you decided, after this exhaustive process, to recommend.
        You know you seem to be a well liked person here, but I dont understand why almost every post of yours I read is somewhat negative??

        I can see that you are trying to help and/or show how someone is doing something wrong, but it still is quite depressing. A little positivity goes along way.

        For example just suggesting to him that maybe he would get better results, build a better relationship with his current readers, and all around feel a lot better if he researched and read the products he intends on promoting, in my opinion, would of been much easier for someone to take in.

        He even said this was her first day. Not the kind of criticism I would of wanted to read when I fist got started that's for sure.

        Ashley
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        • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
          Originally Posted by AshleyAA View Post

          You know you seem to be a well liked person here, but I dont understand why almost every post of yours I read is somewhat negative??

          I can see that you are trying to help and/or show how someone is doing something wrong, but it still is quite depressing. A little positivity goes along way.

          For example just suggesting to him that maybe he would get better results, build a better relationship with his current readers, and all around feel a lot better if he researched and read the products he intends on promoting, in my opinion, would of been much easier for someone to take in.

          He even said this was her first day. Not the kind of criticism I would of wanted to read when I fist got started that's for sure.

          Ashley
          Not to step on Alexa's feet here, but, in her defence (not that she needs defending...lol), we've rehashed the value of relationships, reviewing products before you promote, etc, a million times on this forum. MANY people don't seem to 'get it' or just don't care. With that context, you can see why she responded the way she did. I'd encourage you to read the THOUSANDS of helpful posts she's contributed to this forum.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ashley Gable
            Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

            Not to step on Alexa's feet here, but, in her defence (not that she needs defending...lol), we've rehashed the value of relationships, reviewing products before you promote, etc, a million times on this forum. MANY people don't seem to 'get it' or just don't care. With that context, you can see why she responded the way she did. I'd encourage you to read the THOUSANDS of helpful posts she's contributed to this forum.
            As I said I can see she is being helpful, but I just thought that the always present sprinkling of negativity and sarcasm may not be needed in some cases, especially to someone new like that.

            As I said, not the type of comment I would liked to have read when I started out. Plus this is a big forum, a very helpful forum, and as you pointed out, it has been covered many times; promoting products that you personally reviewed, but that doesnt mean he has come across such posts.

            Believe you me, I have learned plenty from Alexa, especially in the copywriters forum where I spend most my time, so I am not doubting her, just the tone.

            Ashley
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Wow, I promise I don't mean it rudely, but let's hope not too many readers of your personal development site see this thread and realise with what meticulous and painstaking degree of care and attention you're reviewing and selecting the products to promote to them, and attach the credibility of your professional reputation to.



        I'm happy for you about that, too ... and let's just hope your customers feel the same way when they buy whatever you decided, after this exhaustive process, to recommend.
        Is it just me, or does this approach to affiliate marketing seem (unfortunately) way too common nowadays? Sigh...
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  • Profile picture of the author VenusCow
    Sounds like you attracted exactly what you needed, your mentor who gave you FREE lifecoaching and now you are modelling on him/her and doing the same for others. Brilliant!!!! Believing is key and then of course remaining steadfast, committed and consistent. (all easy when you TRULY believe, i.e. not just doing something to make money.) There MUST to be a point or purpose.

    Venus Cow says, "Work at what you love and you will NEVER work again."
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    It really isn't that complicated. Like you said you just have to de a few things to internet market.

    -Find a product you believe in
    -Write article about it
    -Post and promote the articles to whatever form of traffic you choose

    Everything else is driving and scaling...
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    • Profile picture of the author abdin66
      Well done Nils, keep up the good work.

      Articles are there for ever! They'll turn up on search results for many years into the future. Good articles can earn you money years from now.

      Anyway, well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    oh I really get inspired by your first income . I am goint to try it out soon ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vogin
    Writing 10 articles AND making 10 videos is achievable, but I don't think a lot of people would be so committed to keep it up in the long run - I make 5 videos per day, my partner writes 5 articles and it's proven to be not as easy as it looked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart S
    Originally Posted by Slin View Post

    2. Drive Traffic (don't get caught up here, just make 10 ezine articles and 10 youtube videos a day!)
    Lol, "just", that seems like a lot to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Wow, woke up this morning and was expecting to see maybe one reply.

    Glad to see that i've inspired other people with my little bit of high school work, heck, when I got on yesterday and saw that I made $80 that day it inspired me!

    I am using the money to further build my business, I now have my own product, website, and list. I also outsource a few articles.

    10 articles and videos a day hard?

    For me to write a good 300 word article it takes about 10 minutes (in a niche I already know a lot about)

    Making 10 videos takes me about an hour, I think it takes less time because I can just talk, and not have to worry about grammar or anything.

    Now that's what, 3 hours work?

    (just about, heck even a little less!)

    I played 3 hours of soccer, football, and mario kart with my brother yesterday, if I can do that, then I can write articles.

    Make a time schedule for yourself, you'll find you have a lot more time then you thought.

    See if I told you you could make 1,000 a week (just making that number up off the top of my head, please don't hold me to it) by working 3 hours a day, what would you say?

    But if I say 1,000 a week off of 10 articles and videos you groan and run away.

    All about perspective
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  • Profile picture of the author pahosa
    real inspiring stuff...just when i start losing faith in clickbank i read a post like this and it get me back motivated thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    I guess it's true that why change something that works or is good right? Great to know a method that work and shared time and time again still works till date
    So often we overlook some thing thinking that too many already know it so it's saturated but sometimes as shown it still works.
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    good job keep it up. You can make all your dream come true with a little hard work and a plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angii Anderton
    Originally Posted by Slin View Post

    Just remember, eating that elephant must be done one bite at a time! So find something, start at it, and stick to it.
    Love your advice... just starting out at this myself and that gives me some inspiration!

    I will be creating and selling products on WSO and very excited at the opportunity as I have a lot of knowledge stocked up and fired up to share.

    Thanks for the tip of wisdom!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sikaz
    All that have been said are practicable ,but ow many people are paient enough to try this out? That's the big question.
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  • Profile picture of the author keadams26
    *sniff sniff* I think I might be smelling a future WSO in the works. LOL, JK, good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author BradBergeron
    Congrats Nils! I am glad you've found something you enjoy doing that allows you to make money using your passion.
    Although I do not go the route of Article Marketing, I still find myself writing quite often for my method of Site Flipping. I am a good writer, but it's not something I particularly enjoy. After flipping the first site and making $200, I outsourced the articles for the next site I would flip. The first work was the hardest, but it is paying off now tenfold! Although many of my sites are day-flips, I have many long term flips. One, I created, did a tad bit of on-and-off off-page SEO (linking and social bookmarking), and let it sit for a few months and sold it for $3000 on Flippa! That's the most I've ever sold one site for, but, as you can imagine, it felt good seeing that much money.
    Again, congrats Nils, and to those still waiting for that first buck, persist and work hard. Once you get off the base of the mountain, the climb gets much easier!
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      The signature link you have is worth clicking... thanks a lot!

      Originally Posted by BradBergeron View Post

      Congrats Nils! I am glad you've found something you enjoy doing that allows you to make money using your passion.
      Although I do not go the route of Article Marketing, I still find myself writing quite often for my method of Site Flipping. I am a good writer, but it's not something I particularly enjoy. After flipping the first site and making $200, I outsourced the articles for the next site I would flip. The first work was the hardest, but it is paying off now tenfold! Although many of my sites are day-flips, I have many long term flips. One, I created, did a tad bit of on-and-off off-page SEO (linking and social bookmarking), and let it sit for a few months and sold it for $3000 on Flippa! That's the most I've ever sold one site for, but, as you can imagine, it felt good seeing that much money.
      Again, congrats Nils, and to those still waiting for that first buck, persist and work hard. Once you get off the base of the mountain, the climb gets much easier!
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  • Profile picture of the author adionline
    That's the beauty of article marketing, once the content is up it's there for life (usually). I think the key is learning how to scale your efforts to make more. Either way, great job
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  • Profile picture of the author BradBergeron
    The good news is that for articles, the scaling is EASY! It can be harder for certain other ventures, but for articles, simply a trip to freelancer.com is all I need to get solid writing done
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Kudos to your Warrior mentor. It sounds like they were very patient and went the extra mile.
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  • Profile picture of the author itzpaul
    Nice job, I've made some decent money on the internet but haven't done it by straight article marketing. I've yet to try it but will think about it next time.

    Congrats, I hope you invest your earnings and make even more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Nils - a great post and thank you for sharing it. It is posts like these that help to keep people motivated to keep going when they aren't having much luck.

    Determination, focus and perseverance is they key to making money I believe and you have all of those. You are doing great and I wish you much more success in the future. It is so good to see someone with a great attitude like yours.

    Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author forfun_cash
    I do not believe in article writing if you are not using for seo purpose but just to drive traffic. Especially so if you are in competitive niches because the amount of effort put in wont justify the gains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Ramsey
    Congrats Nils. All you've got to do now is figure out which ones have made the most profit and amp it up. I expect to see you making a whole lot more in the days to come!
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    • Profile picture of the author prahna1
      Or at least one a day. I tell people the same thing.

      Write one article per day and submit. Turn article into video and submit. Extract audio and submit. Grab RSS feeds and submit. Social bookmark, ping url's. All you really need is about 10-12 good articles and the traffic will come.

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  • Profile picture of the author princejaponais
    Thanks a lot.that was quite informative and i must commend you for your efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafsanjani
    I am inspired to study and do more as regards to article writing

    thanks for this @Slin
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  • Profile picture of the author zinally
    So want to know how to make money online?

    1. Find something you BELIEVE in to promote (affiliate or your own, preferably your own)
    2. Drive Traffic (don't get caught up here, just make 10 ezine articles and 10 youtube videos a day!)
    3. Use your profits to drive more traffic (in the middle of doing this now!)
    4. Write a post about it in the warrior forum.
    It is a good tips but 10 ezine articles and 10 you tube video's per day? Phew tha's a lot of work especially the videos part!
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    wow that's really good going, congrats, and keep it up!
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