YEE-HAAA RIDE EM' COWBOY!!!!!! GOT MY FIRST SALE!!!!!

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With my fears and doubts lately, I have great news to report------>I GOT MY FIRST SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea why, who or where, but I got a commission of 25.57$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now officially making money on my website, PROFITS!!:p
Both with adsense and affiliate earnings, all within my first few weeks of having the monetizing aspects of by blog online!
I only joined ClickBank 9 days ago, and my product has only been showing for like 5-6 days!!!! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, to bussiness! Enough doodle-daddle! Who am I kidding!
Warriors! - I owe you more than I care to admit, I would not have done this without you, and that's the cold truth
I truly have never seen such a caring group of people online, especially when money is involved. You have helped me find my strengths, not to mention mend my weaknesses.

From me to all of you - THANK YOU, a genuine thank you.
I wont even add smileys to this sentence, in order to make it a little more profound. And you know me, it pains me to write without smileys.

Here is the proof :
Daily Sales Snapshot

Sat
Jan
29 $0.00


Fri
Jan
28 $0.00


Thu
Jan
27 $0.00


Wed
Jan
26 $25.57

Tue
Jan
25 $0.00


Mon
Jan
24 $0.00


Sun
Jan
23 $0.00


Sat
Jan
22 $0.00


Fri
Jan
21 $0.00





I have a conversion rate of 100%...I swear. And I only have 5 hops, whatever that means. How do I improve on that? I mean how do I get more people to see the ad, since it seems to be on the right track?

God bless you all!

P.S I had to edit this baby like a million times...I had trouble pasting the clickback data on here for some agonizing reason.
#cowboy #ride #sale #yeehaaa
  • Profile picture of the author cnicely
    Congrats to you! Keep it up
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    • Profile picture of the author Tanver
      wow, marvelous, must have been like a dream come true for you, keep it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Manuelcrc
      Originally Posted by cnicely View Post

      Congrats to you! Keep it up
      You sure must be excited. Keep it moving! I know it is a special moment for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    You aren't excited, are you?

    Good work and congratulations. The first sale is always the most special.

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

      You aren't excited, are you?

      Good work and congratulations. The first sale is always the most special.

      Rob
      Yes, I believe I detected some form of happiness from the OP.

      Wanna-succeed, well done. Now find out where it came from and keep doing whatever it was.

      1 sale out of 5 hops is jolly good going.
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  • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
    Woohoo! Ain't that an amazing feeling!

    How do I improve on that? I mean how do I get more people to see the ad, since it seems to be on the right track?
    What are you doing? Are you sending direct traffic to the sales page or sending traffic to your page and then sending them to the sales page?

    If the first, don't do it. Build your own assets.

    If the second, there are two things you could do to increase number of hops:

    * Increase your traffic; (target more keywords maybe)
    * Increase your conversion (i.e. those who visit your site and then go on to Clickbank);

    I'd suggest you learn pre-selling if you haven't already. Also, since you're promoting CB products, look out for Alexa Smith's posts here. She's got some really, really good knowledge on topics surrounding CB.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by wanna-succeed View Post

    With my fears and doubts lately, I have great news to report------>I GOT MY FIRST SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea why, who or where, but I got a commission of 25.57$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am now officially making money on my website, PROFITS!!:p
    Both with adsense and affiliate earnings, all within my first few weeks of having the monetizing aspects of by blog online!
    I only joined ClickBank 9 days ago, and my product has only been showing for like 5-6 days!!!! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, to bussiness! Enough doodle-daddle! Who am I kidding!
    Warriors! - I owe you more than I care to admit, I would not have done this without you, and that's the cold truth
    I truly have never seen such a caring group of people online, especially when money is involved. You have helped me find my strengths, not to mention mend my weaknesses.

    From me to all of you - THANK YOU, a genuine thank you.
    I wont even add smileys to this sentence, in order to make it a little more profound. And you know me, it pains me to write without smileys.

    Here is the proof :
    Daily Sales Snapshot

    Sat
    Jan
    29 $0.00


    Fri
    Jan
    28 $0.00


    Thu
    Jan
    27 $0.00


    Wed
    Jan
    26 $25.57

    Tue
    Jan
    25 $0.00


    Mon
    Jan
    24 $0.00


    Sun
    Jan
    23 $0.00


    Sat
    Jan
    22 $0.00


    Fri
    Jan
    21 $0.00





    I have a conversion rate of 100%...I swear. And I only have 5 hops, whatever that means. How do I improve on that? I mean how do I get more people to see the ad, since it seems to be on the right track?

    God bless you all!

    P.S I had to edit this baby like a million times...I had trouble pasting the clickback data on here for some agonizing reason.
    Hey,

    I LOVE this! ^

    That is EXACTLY how I felt with my first sale!

    I can still remember the amount too - $14.97 commission!

    It is an awesome feeling my friend hold on to it, treasure it, go and take a pic of yourself now if you can and it will spur you on.

    Repeat what you did to get the first sale and you are on your way...

    More success to you and a BIG congratulations!

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author DeWayne411
    Originally Posted by wanna-succeed View Post

    With my fears and doubts lately, I have great news to report------>I GOT MY FIRST SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea why, who or where, but I got a commission of 25.57$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am now officially making money on my website, PROFITS!!:p
    Both with adsense and affiliate earnings, all within my first few weeks of having the monetizing aspects of by blog online!
    I only joined ClickBank 9 days ago, and my product has only been showing for like 5-6 days!!!! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, to bussiness! Enough doodle-daddle! Who am I kidding!
    Warriors! - I owe you more than I care to admit, I would not have done this without you, and that's the cold truth
    I truly have never seen such a caring group of people online, especially when money is involved. You have helped me find my strengths, not to mention mend my weaknesses.

    From me to all of you - THANK YOU, a genuine thank you.
    I wont even add smileys to this sentence, in order to make it a little more profound. And you know me, it pains me to write without smileys.

    Here is the proof :
    Daily Sales Snapshot

    Sat
    Jan
    29 $0.00


    Fri
    Jan
    28 $0.00


    Thu
    Jan
    27 $0.00


    Wed
    Jan
    26 $25.57

    Tue
    Jan
    25 $0.00


    Mon
    Jan
    24 $0.00


    Sun
    Jan
    23 $0.00


    Sat
    Jan
    22 $0.00


    Fri
    Jan
    21 $0.00





    I have a conversion rate of 100%...I swear. And I only have 5 hops, whatever that means. How do I improve on that? I mean how do I get more people to see the ad, since it seems to be on the right track?

    God bless you all!

    P.S I had to edit this baby like a million times...I had trouble pasting the clickback data on here for some agonizing reason.

    Congratulations! That first sale will help inspire you to keep on going! There is nothing more exciting then getting a sale and may you get many more to come from here!
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    Great job !! it's always excited when you try something new and get money from it !!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mufasa
      Congratulations. We need more words from folks just getting started. Inspirational.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Congratulations! Good Work! I know the feeling, and can feel your excitement all the way here in Canada

    Take care,

    Bernard St-Pierre
    Marketing Consultant
    Copywriter/Teacher
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  • Profile picture of the author chinedu86
    Well done,i also felt very happy when i made my first clickbank sale.At first it was annoying checking my clickbank account everyday and not seeing any sale.I decided to stop checking it for about a week and when next i check BAM! I've made a sale,it was a good feeling.So try scaling it up and Goodluck.
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    • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
      How do I scale up the exact succes of this spedicifc product?:confused:
      I need to get more visitors to my website, and I'm working hard at that, I am writing content and spreading it out to several top directories, I'm hoping that will do the trick.

      Guys, thank you so much for the kind words.
      I failed to mention it in the OP, and I feel it is necesarry, but another reason for this recent success of mine is the brilliant online course I took.
      I recently finished the "Challenge" by Ed Dale. It has brought my skill & knowledge level from 0 to whatever it is now, in less than a month. There were some tough parts along the way, some parts I couldn't complete, however I am glad to say I didn't really finish the challenge. For those of you who know it, in the last module, the team shows how to jump ship if the blog is a NO GO, to sell it on Flippa or use it for backlinks. Luckely, my first born child of IMing will live on. Hopefully the little sucker will go on to make me a pretty penny.
      I am going to start another thread regarding another form of monetization I am considering to add to my site. In the mean time, keep congratulaing me! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Ralph Moore
    Way to go. Just keep using the search function, here, and keep learning.

    It only gets better. And remember, if at first you don't succeed, try again.

    (But TEST!)

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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    Getting a first buck is always a real good feeling.Congratz
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  • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
    "I GOT MY FIRST SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea why, who or where..."

    Okay, that's what jumped out at me. I realize you're obviously new at this, and congrats on the sale.... But you HAVE to track your links bud- You got a sale, but you don't know what worked.

    If you know where the sale came from, then you focus on that method and ramp it up.

    It sounds like you were using clickbank, if that's the case, then you need to create a sub ID for EVERY separate link you publish.

    If you're using wordpress, you can also use the "pretty links" plugin... it's awesome for that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Hi Wanna-succeed,

        You need to set up some kind of tracking.

        If you only have one ad then somethings right about it, but which page that the ad was on did the sale come from? You may have some really good content on that page that got them to click on the ad.

        From there you can start split testing the ad and trying to improve the copy on that page or move it to the home page.

        Tracking gives you a good point to start testing and testing and testing.

        You can't track and test enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
      [QUOTE=NateRivers;3271794you HAVE to track your links bud- You got a sale, but you don't know what worked.

      If you know where the sale came from, then you focus on that method and ramp it up.

      It sounds like you were using clickbank, if that's the case, then you need to create a sub ID for EVERY separate link you publish.

      If you're using wordpress, you can also use the "pretty links" plugin... it's awesome for that.[/QUOTE]

      How do I do all those things?:confused: I only have one affiliate ad on my blog, so the sale must have come from that. The ad appears on every page on my blog, and it is very visible. How can I improve on that?:confused: Should I put more ads up for different products? Then spread those out across my site?
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      • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
        Originally Posted by wanna-succeed View Post

        How do I do all those things?:confused: I only have one affiliate ad on my blog, so the sale must have come from that. The ad appears on every page on my blog, and it is very visible. How can I improve on that?:confused: Should I put more ads up for different products? Then spread those out across my site?
        Okay, well the good news is you do know it must have come from your blog. So it's a banner ad I take it? I would put a couple text links in your posts. In-text links usually perform better than banner ads.

        One easy way to track these is to install the google analytics plugin for wordpress and there is an option to track links on outbound links, which would be those affiliate links. Then, you'll be able to see which link and on which page the user was on when they clicked. Then, you'll want to do whatever you can to get users to that page.

        That's a basic overview of one way to do it-- I could write a book answering your question...
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    Cool just keep doing what you are doing
    Can i ask how are you driving traffic to your blog
    SEo, Video, articles or a mixture
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    • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
      Originally Posted by espresso View Post

      Cool just keep doing what you are doing
      Can i ask how are you driving traffic to your blog
      SEo, Video, articles or a mixture
      Well, a few things to be honest.
      The majority of visits I have received since I created the blog, around a month ago, has been from this forum... People mainly have been looking at it, giving me feedback etc...I have also been sending all my articles to the big directories. My articles have all been accepted so far, and many are still in the processing phase, however they seem to drive highly targeted traffic to my site, however minimal the amount is at the moment.
      Anyway, I am jsut looking at my analytics account right now. only about 10 visits so far from the article directories. 166 from the WF!!! Not very targeted traffic, so that's somewhat of a bummer. Anyway, I need to improve my ranking. Easier said than done. If I can do that, I am hoping I can get more sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShamaKern
      Great! I am so happy for you. The first sale is always the biggest hurdle.
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  • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
    Good job! Keep trudging along and you'll start making even more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author erictan678
    nice going.......hope you have many more to come in the future
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Congratulations, revel in that first sale as it's always the most special.

    After you've calmed down from celebrating, please make sure you redouble your efforts and rinse and repeat for even greater results!

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Douglas
    Congratulations, the first is alway's the best. ENJOY
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    Congrats on getting your first sale. Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
    Originally Posted by enstat View Post

    Nice! My first sale was for $25 too lol
    Maybe we are selling the same thing....
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  • Profile picture of the author Vasuu
    Congrats, Wish you good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author smwordsmith
    Congratulations and may there be many more!
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  • Profile picture of the author suxes2005
    C'grats and dont stop making money else
    u will loose some money

    SHALOM
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    • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
      Guys, thank you for the support!
      It means a lot!

      I want 2 hear your success stories 2, start openin' dem' threads amigos!
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  • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
    Originally Posted by bliz88 View Post

    Is this your hair lose thing on your signature? LOL
    Lol good or Lol bad?
    I'm not sure what that means...
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