Made my first non-Fiverr sale!!

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As silly as it feels to be this excited about a single sale, I am. I have made sales through Fiverr and similar sites, but this is the first one I have made through my own website. Huzzah!

The way I found my client was a little abnormal, from what I've seen on WarriorForum.. I have a website proofreading service, and whenever I come across a website with grammatical errors, I send a personalized email to the site owner pointing out the errors I found and offering my services for the rest of the site. I must have sent at least 30 of such emails (to 30 different websites, of course) before getting a reply, but seeing that $30.56 in my PayPal account sure makes it seem worth it!

I suppose the gist of this post consists of two things:
1. Yay!
2. To remind other new IMers to stick with it, and use whatever advertising methods make sense for your specific site, even if they seem tedious
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Carter
    Congrats, on your sale!! Nothing sweeter than the first one.
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  • Profile picture of the author bsuperiority
    Congratulations mandark! I have never used Fiverr, maybe I should give it a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Congratulations on being persistent and your first sale.

    Have you thought about offering proofreadng and site content
    optimization services at places like Odesk and others?

    Wouldn't hurt to try.


    Ken

    PS - You can also do article marketing, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Nice job.

    You reached a milestone. Reach for the $50, perhaps the $100.

    Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    Great job. I know it feels good when you get that first sale in a new sales channel for an existing business. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    Thanks for the congratulations, everyone!

    Congratulations on being persistent and your first sale.

    Have you thought about offering proofreadng and site content
    optimization services at places like Odesk and others?

    Wouldn't hurt to try.


    Ken

    PS - You can also do article marketing, too.
    Odesk is one I have yet to try.. thanks for the tip! I have tried elance, but have had more success on Fiverr and similar sites.

    And I do article marketing - for myself a bit (I've done 3-4 articles for myself), but mostly for others (who pay me to do so, of course ).
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    You took action and was rewarded for your effort!
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    What did you sell at fiverr? Have you tried GigBucks.com? You'll make more money per job there and I think they keep a lower % of the fee.

    Dennis G
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  • Profile picture of the author prostock81
    Congratulations on the first sale-it sure is a great feeling. Hope you have continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    What did you sell at fiverr? Have you tried GigBucks.com? You'll make more money per job there and I think they keep a lower % of the fee.
    Thanks - I have looked at GigBucks, etc. On Fiverr I sell all sorts of things, ranging from article writing to data entry to proofreading services to graphics editing.. the list goes on Basically everything I could think of that I can do in less than half an hour. I have made a couple hundred dollars through Fiverr actually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    What a great idea for a business. Props, man.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Mandark...

    You can also search Google for blogs who solicit guest bloggers. You'll
    find a lot of high PR blogs that perhaps are looking for more well-known
    writers - I don't know. But it's worth checking out, as always.


    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    congrats. It feels good to get that first income on something you know how to do best.
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    • Profile picture of the author martbost
      I wish you the best. It is always exciting to get that first sale adrenalin rush....once it wears off, you are ready to duplicate it!

      I just recently completely my first couple of Fiverr sales for doing SQL Server work. Wasn't really in it for $5 sales, but rather doing jobs for clients to gain some traction for larger projects. I did manage to pick up a $200 database gig after completing one of them.

      Keep up the hard work and it will pay off. Before you know it, you'll be bringing in a pile of $30 sales.
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      • What a great idea for a business and what a great way to promote yourself! That just goes to show (me) that some of the marketing techniques we learn that are so needlessly complicated don't trump normal, common sense approaches to potential customers.

        This is a great example for me. Now I need to go do the same, even though you and I are in different areas of IM work. Congrats to you!

        Blessings,
        Christi J.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Congratulations on your first sale outside of Fiverr! It takes persistence and consistency to see results, and you have certainly demonstrated both traits in your quest to pick up that first sale.

    What you're doing is really a numbers game, so I'd recommend sticking to a consistent schedule of sending out X number of emails each day, come rain or shine. If you keep doing this, you'll see the sales accumulate over time as surely as the sun rises each day!

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author erikoro
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      Congratulations on your first sale outside of Fiverr! It takes persistence and consistency to see results, and you have certainly demonstrated both traits in your quest to pick up that first sale.

      What you're doing is really a numbers game, so I'd recommend sticking to a consistent schedule of sending out X number of emails each day, come rain or shine. If you keep doing this, you'll see the sales accumulate over time as surely as the sun rises each day!

      Paul
      I agree some newbie internet marketers start of doing it for a while then they give up I remember when I first started it took me about two months to learn everything and some of it I didnt understand its kinda overwellming but after you get it my first sale came around and I was Jumping up and down even thought the commission was only $13.23. But it was the best 13.23 dollars that I have made. but congrats on your sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    Thats it. Start the new year right! Get more money coming in!
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  • Profile picture of the author astnpwrz
    Ha, that first one is like hitting a game winning shot...sort of LOL. Congrats on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunedat
    Congratulations mandark. I remember my first sale as well. Really does wonders to boost my motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Wow first sale seems to be the best feeling ever. Now continue what you are doing to promote your service and reach something better than your first $30.


    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author adsenselive
    Great Job! (I pick up a lot of non $5 jobs through my fiverr ads)
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonTai
    Nothing like that first sales feeling. Great idea marketing your services in that way. It just goes to show how many ways there are to go about marketing. Thinking outside the box is the way to go. Best of luck to
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  • Profile picture of the author coopers-eo
    Congratulations!! Fiverr is good for making a quick buck like that.
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