It Has Taken Me 8 Months But Finally - I've Made Money Online!

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Yep! - 8 long months of blood sweat & tears to finally see my first sale.

Well...maybe not blood & sweat but there were times where I would get a little upset with frustration.

So how much have I made?

£3.29 – it's not much but it's a sale & it's the start of things to come.

Where did I get the sale?

Amazon commission. My site's sitting on page 2 of Google just now for its main keyword. My site's ranking well for other good buyer keywords but I know when I hit page one for my main keyword there will be more sales to follow. I also have another site built & climbing the Google rankings too.

Why has it taken you 8 months?

Probably the three things that have held me back were...

Information overload.
Paralysis of analysis.
Bouncing from one thing to another.
Figuring out there's no get rich quick product.
Learning all the necessary skills & finding out my strong points.

I've fell flat on my face many times, I built a site only to find I'd targeted the wrong keyword – twice!

I've had to delete sites then re build them from scratch until I got it right, I've had to learn everything possible about SEO & lots of other essential skills.

I didn't think I'd ever be this happy to see £3.29 but I know it's the start of something bigger.

I'd like to thank all the Warriors who have helped with questions I've had - especially Erica.

This forum is better than any money making product you'll buy. Full of great people.
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  • Profile picture of the author dayanthan
    Good on you Barry. It is a start and definitely a big psychological boost for you. I have had my website for 5 months and haven't made a sale yet but at least I know it is largely due to not implementing some of the things I now know I need to do. I am trying to do them now and once implemented I hope I can make it work and find more about the process and eventually make my first sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketgoal
    Congratulations !! Its really good dear. Best Of Luck for your next sale...
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisscott
      See patients and hard working one day gives you the fruitful results. If you are going in the right direction means you've selected right niche which you feel confident and then having original content rich site then don't be impatient that you want stating earning from very next day.

      The Internet Marketing strategies are changing so rapidly day by day and every day a new thing is coming out in the market so you don't sit relax that you have earned £3.29 and that's it no you need more efforts to double or triple the conversions per day.

      Congratulations on your first sale. It's really a great feeling to see first sale report and gives more mental boost and relaxation that finally your efforts are converting into profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ton
    Congratulations! Like Armstrond have said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". But Barry for you it's more like: "It's a small step, but £3.29 is step to £1 million".
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandgrown
      Well done, Barry - onwards and upwards!
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyJoe
    Hi barry, Congratz for you. I'm sure that others like me that starting IM will definitely be inspire by you
    All the best and keep up the spirit
    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author AceKay
    There is no turning back dude, keep on rising!
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    • Profile picture of the author Luis Medilo
      Congratulations! I hope you can build upon your success and make more money. By the way, can you let me see one of your sites? Just for the heck of it. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Supernatural_fan
    It is nice to get a feel of your entire optimism through this post. Even if you had a small start, it is a start after all , and I appreciate that you have shared this with us. This is how people like me get inspired to continue doing what we're doing to succeed. I like the fact that you chose to make this post although the amount that you have earned so far is not very significant, yet the whole meaning of just getting started is like a fresh breeze. Many people would be disappointed by such results, yet your optimism shines through. Truly inspiring and really made my smile. Congratulations and many more earnings to come!
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    Originally Posted by Barry$ View Post

    Yep! - 8 long months of blood sweat & tears to finally see my first sale.

    Why has it taken you 8 months?

    Probably the three things that have held me back were...

    Information overload.
    Paralysis of analysis.
    Bouncing from one thing to another.
    Figuring out there's no get rich quick product.
    Learning all the necessary skills & finding out my strong points.
    Isn't that the truth, for me it was the "Paralysis of Analysis" that had to be overcome... It's about picking one model and just doing it. Congratulations, I'm certain you will have many more sales to come. "To your success"
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Originally Posted by Barry$ View Post

    Yep! - 8 long months of blood sweat & tears to finally see my first sale.


    Why has it taken you 8 months?

    YOU WERE LUCKY to have taken only 8 months

    I was only able to make my first dollar online after 36 months!

    Mostly because of:

    1) Information overload
    2) Never take any action on doing the profitable stuffs
    3) Buying dreams but not buying a SYSTEM to work with.
    4) Trying to do EVERYTHING including some basic coding, web development, web design etc, on my own - HUGE NO-NO
    5) Never stay focus on 1 project. Always jumping around from 1 project to another one.

    The only thing good about me was, perseverance. I did not give up even after 36 months!

    After I've decided to take MASS action on last year's July, I made my first dollar online.

    Since then, everything was gradually growing, and I'm in the midst of creating my own products now

    I'm glad you're on the way to the successful journey too!

    Congratulations, Barry!


    Aiden Chong
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel_Cowen
    Barry Nice Job! That's a great start. Now start setting daily goals and in a couple months you'll begin to see things really take off. Don't stop your momentum.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhillipDews
    Nice Job barry. it's a great feeling aint it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Congrats! It may be small but it is worth so much! That first sale is proof that it does work, proof that you can create an income almost out of nothing (without having to spend thousands) and a glimpse into receiving those payments many times again in the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    Congrats on your first earnings!
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  • Profile picture of the author RustyF
    Wow, very supportive group. Nice to see. I know some places they would pounce all over you for a post like that. That's why I'm not there.

    Barry keep it up. Sounds like you have figured out where you were going wrong. The same mindset that keeps IMers exploring is also, in the long run, what eventually makes it work out. Once you get past the bouncing around part of it. Hard to find a balance between exploring and focus.

    There may come a time when you're frustrated with how little you're making, once again you'll have to just dig in and keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Exciting, isn't it...

    Track and scale!
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  • Profile picture of the author patadeperro
    It does not matter the amount right now, getting the result does, every warrior that have made their first penny from their online efforts deserves a huge:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Hope is the first sell of many to come
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    So excited for you! When you had a plan, you shared it. When you were short of time, you pushed harder. Having a job and other responsibilities never became excuses. When you failed, you learned. All HUGE. It says a lot about your work ethic.

    Then you came back to inspire others and THAT says a lot about your character.

    I know that was just the first of many sales!

    Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author RockinJ
    Congratulations on your first sale! Post back when you reach number 1 on google!
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  • Profile picture of the author ikosuave
    Congratulations buddy! Keep it up and work your way up the Google ladder
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    • Profile picture of the author Geode
      Good on you Barry, you could have done what the majority do,Give up!
      Every sale spurs you on no matter how small.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Sales are like roaches....where there's one there's one hundred.....congratulations and keep multiplying those efforts!
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Hey, you will remember those 3 pounds for the rest of your life, Barry!
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Congrats! That's £3.29 more than I've made in the 6 months I've been at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    WOW! Didn't expect so many positive replys.

    Thanks to eveyone who posted.

    I'll be back soon with a sales update.
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  • Profile picture of the author longbow767
    Congrats: Your hard work has payed off. Good luck to you in the future !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats. I love your persistence and tenacity... the ability to scratch one project and start over is often necessary and a lot of people often keep pursuing a bad idea instead of scrapping it and starting over. In the beginning I had to start over several times, but it paid off in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author klqtkd3
    Congrats on your earnings! Keep up the work and it will pay off. =D
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    Good for you! Now you can take what you know, duplicate it and make money sooner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Kick ass Barry. Those first few bucks (I think it's quid across the pond) is a great motivator and proof that you can make money online. Now keep pushing forward.
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      • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
        Good job. Scale up what you were doing and keep it steady moving forward.

        I would bet that for most of us, earning the first few little bits of money here and there online will never be forgotten, even when a lot more starts to come.

        You can read all the ebooks and courses out there, but until you find what actually works for you...only then will you start earning steadily.
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  • Profile picture of the author BethWilliams
    Congratulations, and here's wishing you many more sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    I'm glad you got the fruit of you perseverance...keep it up..I wish you more buck to come...
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  • Profile picture of the author simplenfun
    Well done Barry. My first earning was U$0.92. You had done a lot better than me.

    Keep it up, buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brewdude
    Congratulations, are in order here!!
    I have also just made my first $3.80 on amazon last week.
    Would be nice to make just enough I could do this full-time, and support my wife and daughter.
    Oh well back to learning now.
    Congratulations again, and good luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew NY
    Congratulations. Finally earning online makes you realize that all of this online money making isn't a complete myth.

    I have to say though, it shouldn't take much more than a month to get some income. There are tons of outlets around to make a decent amount of money. I have made much more than $5 in the past month or so, just from bouncing around from method to method. $2 here, $10 there. All of which however has gone back into research about IM.

    Don't get discouraged and keep it up! Just don't limit yourself.
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    Congrats! Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oosha
    Congratulations, Barry!

    If you don't let complacency set in, and continue to put in the same amount of effort you have in the past 8 months, there's nothing stopping you from making 100 such sales in a single day.

    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Olafurthor
    good on ya mate... fantastic... it's all about keeping positive and sticking to it. I agree with you whole heartedly on the paralysis of analysis, the constant worry about what to pick and which direction to head in.

    Fantastic to see you made that first sale
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  • Profile picture of the author ej2012
    Congrats! now you know, no turning back, just keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author mbmehmet
    Congratulations Barry! I remember it was 9 months ago I made my first dent in the market...£0.46p! Thankfully I stuck at what I was doing and now I am doing rather well ;-)

    On another note, you based in Glasgow? I will be moving up there in December, near the west end, would be great if ya gave me a tour of the place. Haven't been there since I was like 9 years old lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Kudosman
    Well done, l think we will had the some doubts on the road to making it
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Congratulations!

    Hopefully by this time next year you will have added many zeros to that amount!
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  • Profile picture of the author justen_mllr
    Good for you Barry... Just keep it up and don't give up. Keep focused on your goals and nothing will stop you...
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Yayyy for you!

    I think you have gone through the typical newbie struggle to figure out what you like to do most now know enough to kick things up a notch.

    Knowing what your best strengths are and forgetting about those things that aren't right for you is key to success.

    Keep going and you'll keep earning more.
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  • Profile picture of the author dougp
    Congratulations, glad to see that never give up attitude instilled within a fellow warrior. Learn from your past mistakes, and duplicate what you did right on a larger magnitude. Best of luck!
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    Keep going bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author foxtrot3
    Funny thing about Amazon sites - I get all kinds of sales for stuff totally unrelated to what I'm actually trying to sell. Oh well, a sale is a sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author suxes2005
    Well done and I am happy for you
    Same with me when i made my first $16.23 commission
    on IP killer im promoting through CB

    I think the best thing about Amazon is keyword research
    and once you get it, you are good to go

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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Congratulations Barry! You passed a crucial test in internet marketing, which is to keep working at it until you make a breakthrough. I know that the first commission you made may seem like nothing especially since you were going at it for so long, but hopefully it proves to you that internet marketing really works.

    Now deconstruct what you did to get your first commission, and then rinse and repeat to get bigger and bigger results over time! Discard what didn't work, and only focus on the activities that resulted in your first commission!

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  • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
    Good job buddy. If you can make $1.00, you can make $100.00 and the sky is the limit.
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