Celebrating My First ClickBank Sale

by DrMeg
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OK, that took one year, but by golly-gee-whiz, I finally made a ClickBank sale!

Now before you all shake your heads in pity that it took me an entire year to make money online....that's not the case.

I started making Amazon commissions the first month I put a WP Blog up and I've been making commissions on other affiliate products and participated in a launch and made some money last summer and I've had two offline clients as well.

But that damn ClickBank was just not cooperating....until now!! Yeah, it can be done!

I just had to celebrate here...and thank all my fellow Warriors for all your good advice and encouragement. Now I must go scale up! Scale it up...more backlinks, more link wheels, more .........(down the rabbit hole she goes).
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    Congrats!!

    Good luck with future sales
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    • Profile picture of the author 15menit
      Great!!

      I wish you make money everyday with clickbank
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    • Profile picture of the author doylesoft
      Originally Posted by phpnetpro View Post

      Grats, now you just need 5 credit card sales from different numbers and you'll actually get paid
      Ouch. That's harsh. : )

      OP, congrats!
      Hope you make multiple sales a day!
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      Originally Posted by phpnetpro View Post

      Grats, now you just need 5 credit card sales from different numbers and you'll actually get paid
      LOL, OK now that did not just burst my bubble! It's the cold hard truth. I'm going to make sure that the next 4 sales come a little quicker than once a year!! :p
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      Originally Posted by vstar00 View Post

      woooo party time!
      Thanks but it'll have to be a very small and short party with that commission! :p
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      • Profile picture of the author chrisscott
        Congratulations on your first success it will give a lot of boost up as you already mentioned you are going to scale it up by adding more backlinks that's what a first success can do.
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    A great success to add to your accomplishments. Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Feels good dont it.

    make sure you remember how you got that sale keep testing and get 2 sales....then some more.

    Heres cheers to you going all the way to $100 a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      Feels good dont it.

      make sure you remember how you got that sale keep testing and get 2 sales....then some more.

      Heres cheers to you going all the way to $100 a day.
      Thanks and it sure does feel good and that is my exact first benchmark is the $100 a day!! Moving in a forward direction feels great!
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  • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
    Good job collect your first check by making 4 more different CC sales and then scale up your business with another website. Double your sales. Enjoy your life

    Grats! & Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author dpepper
    Good for you, I remember my first Clickbank sale, it was awesome. Now that you have made one sale don't go jump on some other product keep promoting that offer until you make more and more sales. I'm not sure who it was but I believe they recommended 1000 dollars then learn what you can do to make the process as automated as possible and move on to another product.

    Oh, and get emails so you can follow up, it may not take as long to reach 1000.00 this way. To your continued success!

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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by dpepper View Post

      Good for you, I remember my first Clickbank sale, it was awesome. Now that you have made one sale don't go jump on some other product keep promoting that offer until you make more and more sales. I'm not sure who it was but I believe they recommended 1000 dollars then learn what you can do to make the process as automated as possible and move on to another product.

      Oh, and get emails so you can follow up, it may not take as long to reach 1000.00 this way. To your continued success!

      Dolores
      Thanks for the tips Dolores. You are right about not jumping to another project. That is precisely why it's taken me so long. I've put up too many sites and not hunkered down and just really maximized any one of them. So I'm going back and really bearing down on this promotion.n

      When you said get emails do you mean from the sale or from the site or both?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Geez, i just hope this person doesn't try and get a refund... lol.

    Great job. It's all up from here. Everyone making money online, even the guys making millions, it all started with that one first sale.
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Geez, i just hope this person doesn't try and get a refund... lol.

      Great job. It's all up from here. Everyone making money online, even the guys making millions, it all started with that one first sale.
      Hey Thanks Debbie Downer!! LOL! No refund so far, only 23 days to go Yep, first sale and the snowball is rolling!
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      • Profile picture of the author doylesoft
        Originally Posted by DrMeg View Post

        Hey Thanks Debbie Downer!! LOL! No refund so far, only 23 days to go Yep, first sale and the snowball is rolling!
        Generally, I wouldn't stress too much about refunds. I guess it depends on which niche you're in. I have had dozens of sales and nobody has asked for a refund yet, knock on wood.

        I think if you offer fast Support and make it easy for customers to reach you, you can probably handle nearly anything that comes up.

        In the meantime, I liked this blog post about scaling up... it really hit home for me. If you have a product making on average $1 a day or more, it makes perfect sense:

        How to become rich even if nobody is following you on twitter « Max Klein
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Congratulations, now try to figure out exactly what you did to make that money, and if you can, write it down so that it is a checklist and a system process that you can refer to every time you need it.

    Now, rinse and repeat this to multiply your income many times over!

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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    Well done Meggles
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke McCormack
    Good stuff! Think about reinvesting the commission to grow your IM business whether it be on another domain, outsourcing articles or buying a piece of software to make your daily tasks easier/quicker

    Best regards

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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Meg, you could also think about investing some of your profits (when you get it, of course) on tools (such as for keyword/niche research) and Wordpress plugins that make your life easier and enable you to do your work faster.
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    congrats! Good luck on future ventures!
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  • Profile picture of the author gazstevens
    Well done, I'm still working on mine. One day I'll be rich though. Or at least making a decent living hey.
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by gazstevens View Post

      Well done, I'm still working on mine. One day I'll be rich though. Or at least making a decent living hey.
      Amen! Make very specific goals and a step by step plan. Once I started really doing that and focusing I'm making more $. I wish you much success.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Outsider
    Power to you. Gives the rest of us fire in the belly to see other members having success.
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by doylesoft View Post

      Ouch. That's harsh. : )

      OP, congrats!
      Hope you make multiple sales a day!
      Originally Posted by IM Outsider View Post

      Power to you. Gives the rest of us fire in the belly to see other members having success.
      Thanks and that's why I started the thread! Over the last year some of the most helpful threads for me when I'd be getting discouraged were threads where someone was celebrating a small success step in the right direction. Always spurs me on!

      Wishing you nothing but prosperity!
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  • Profile picture of the author RatRaceWinner
    Hi

    Well done..

    Your next hurdle if you live outside of the US is getting the cheque cashed..

    After the first couple of cheques however, Clickbank pay any commissions direct into your bank account!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
    Well done! The first sale is always the hardest!
    i Still remember that feeling of my first sale and still get it every time
    Just keep working and you will have those 5 sales so you can get paid in no time
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
    Great work DrMeg...

    Now you just have to get a few more so you can have that ClickBank check sent to you and you can party!
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    Congratulations! Any advice for a newbie?
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by MrktTimingAcdmy View Post

      Congratulations! Any advice for a newbie?
      Oh yeah, lots! But in a nutshell, don't buy big expensive courses (no offense Warriors selling big expensive courses), learn everything you can in the Warrior Forum and for investing in your educational dollars just get the WSO's that are offered here. I've learned probably more from WSOs and reading forum threads than any of the mega-bucks courses I invested in.

      Also, pick a micro niche, and work it until it's profitable....don't sidetrack!! That's been my worst downfall was not sticking with one niche and product until it's super profitable....I'm now going back to this niche and really scaling it up. Then when it's making more sales (the CB product on that site) then I'll, as they say, "Rinse and Repeat" with my other niche blogs.

      Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    I remember my first sale now, $1.80 I hit the ceiling haha. I would say getting your first clickbank sale is best moment in terms of money, terns world upside-down.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Congratulations, maybe frame the print of page and hang it by your desk. Remember that first successful feeling, and draw more profit.
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      • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
        Originally Posted by merlincat View Post

        Congratulations, maybe frame the print of page and hang it by your desk. Remember that first successful feeling, and draw more profit.
        Perfect! I did a screen capture photo but I'll print it out and hang it up! Thx
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    YAAAAAY I REMEMBER MY FIRTS SALE IT FOR $10 AND I WAS OVER THE MOON CONGRATS GIRL
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    • Profile picture of the author DrMeg
      Originally Posted by bcalling23 View Post

      Not sure what niche you're in here Meg...but there is some good advice in these replies about repeating your steps. I've been an affiliate manager for a while now and that is one of the biggest problems I see is our affiliates not figuring out what was done right

      Congrats...that was a giant leap towards your success!!!
      Thanks for that tip! I am doing that right now!
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    Congrats DrMeg. The first one is always one to remember. I still have a copy of my first CB cheque framed on my wall for inspiration.
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      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      Congrats DrMeg. The first one is always one to remember. I still have a copy of my first CB cheque framed on my wall for inspiration.
      Thanks and I am definitely going to do that! It'll be up there before January 1, 2011!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ncdf001
    Congratulations. I'm from North Carolina and can not be an Amazon Associate. I've been at internet marketing since July '10 and now in November I've not sold any Clickbank products though I've tried. Stay the course and continued success. I'm not giving up! This was inspiring, though you succeeded early on. Thanks.
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      Originally Posted by ncdf001 View Post

      Congratulations. I'm from North Carolina and can not be an Amazon Associate. I've been at internet marketing since July '10 and now in November I've not sold any Clickbank products though I've tried. Stay the course and continued success. I'm not giving up! This was inspiring, though you succeeded early on. Thanks.
      If I could go back and start over with what I know now I would really focus on one niche and promote just a few ClickBank products and really create a lot of content and backlinks to those sites. Find a good freebie to build a list in that niche and not get distracted by trying to make money in a lot of niches.

      Since you've just started, do you know about CBengine.com? That is a really helpful site. Absolutely don't give up...Good Luck
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    nice i just started with clickbank we'll see hot it goes!

    congrats on your sales
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    Well, that is a good news and we are happy for you. I personally would like to congratulate you. Job well done.
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    Congratulations! First sale is always special. Good luck for future sales!
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    Good job and well done on getting your first clickbank sale! Now rinse and repeat what you've done to make 10 sales
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    Congratulations and well done! I remember my first sale it was great feeling, but every time I make a sale it still give me that great feeling.
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    Well done! You're on a roll now
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    Congrats on the sale, everything has to start from somewhere, I can resonate with the sheer joy of getting your first sale, the world just seems open to any possibilities, and you will get the same feeling with the next, and subsequent ones, ofcourse you need to find out what you did right, and repeat
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    Congrats. I remember getting my first Clickbank check and being more excited than any other income I have received before!
    Great sense of achievement. Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    I had that same feeling back when I made my first Clickbank sale. When promoting information products, you really have to find that "sweet spot" that will get buyers motivated to complete the sales process.

    Congrats!
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  • Try to track exactly what generated that sale (a blog post? a forum signature? etc) and do more of the same.

    And with this first commission... I say pay yourself a drink. You deserve it
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      Originally Posted by doylesoft View Post

      Generally, I wouldn't stress too much about refunds. I guess it depends on which niche you're in. I have had dozens of sales and nobody has asked for a refund yet, knock on wood.

      I think if you offer fast Support and make it easy for customers to reach you, you can probably handle nearly anything that comes up.

      In the meantime, I liked this blog post about scaling up... it really hit home for me. If you have a product making on average $1 a day or more, it makes perfect sense:

      How to become rich even if nobody is following you on twitter « Max Klein
      Thanks so much for the link. Also, after 26 years of working in public education, I'm the queen of customer service!! Oh...still refund free

      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      Congrats on the sale, everything has to start from somewhere, I can resonate with the sheer joy of getting your first sale, the world just seems open to any possibilities, and you will get the same feeling with the next, and subsequent ones, ofcourse you need to find out what you did right, and repeat
      It is sheer joy! I think that's why this biz is so addictive... I've had so much more energy and focus since this "Big Event"! Thanks for the kind words.

      Originally Posted by JAIDEEP2959 View Post

      Congratulations. Can I know conversion rate?

      Anyway good work. Hopefully you will make more sales and get clickbank check soon.
      OK I am so glad you asked that question! I just logged back into CB and

      1. It was a 100% conversion....1 click....1 sale...! I am so scaling this up!

      2. I made another sale!!!!!!! On another product from another site and that was a 100% conversion too.

      So my action plan I just posted will have to be x2 !!!!!!!

      Whoo! Hoo!

      Thanks for making me look at the stats!!

      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      Try to track exactly what generated that sale (a blog post? a forum signature? etc) and do more of the same.

      And with this first commission... I say pay yourself a drink. You deserve it
      Thanks so much and I just posted an action plan of what I'm doing next! Oh, and I'm having a wee nip as we speak!
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      Hey everybody thanks so so much for your words of encouragement and congratulations and wisdom! I was thanking people for their comments but then.... my "Thanks" button disappeared! Support is checking it out...

      I'm going to try to figure out the MultiQuote button.

      I did find where the sale came from and it was an article on one of my sites. Soooooo, action plan....

      1. Add more content, like that content...on that site!
      2. Write an eZine Article about that topic with those keywords and with that link
      3. Make a HubPage
      4. Squidoo Lense
      5. More posts on that niche's forum I am signed up for
      6. Submit three other articles to Unique Article Wizard (I like this service)
      7. Ping, ping
      8. ...and last but not least....use my monthly backlinks to that article/post (the profitable one!)

      I've got work to do!!!
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