How I made $6549 Last Month (Profit)

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Everyone on the forum wants to make quick cash but you can´t get there over night. I have been working on building an internet marketing business for the last 3 years and it is paying off now by giving me enough money each and every month to afford to quit my job and work full time online.
THERE ARE NO OVER NIGHT SUCCESS STORIES
If someone tells you, you can make thousands of dollars in 1 hour they are lying to you. My success has come from building multiple streams of income from multiple sources. The key to remember is that any money is still money. It doesn´t matter how small it is it all adds up. One of my ventures is making me $10 per month another one is making me $3.95 per month recurring whereas another one is making me daily commissions of $127 it all adds up!

This is what have done to build up my income streams.
Each month I set myself a goal and work out how much money I need to make to cover my expenses, bills, rent, food etc. Then I write down how much I want to put into my savings account and investment fund. I also work out how much money I need to spend on my business for example domains, hosting, email responder etc.
I write down my goals and put them in big writing in the bathroom so I can read it every morning when I wake up and before I go to bed each night.

So now I have my goals set out I work out exactly how many websites I need to flip to make this amount of money. How many sales I need to make or how many commissions I need to make per day. Then I get to work hard on my various ventures.
Remember to start small if you are just starting out don´t give yourself unrealistic goals. Work out how many gigs you need to sell on fiverr for example.

Now here is my golden tip. If you want to build a solid business model and achieve a reliable full time income choose products that have a passive income for example:
- Promote subscriptions to products. You will get a commission every month as long as they remain a member.
- Adsense can be a great recurring income as its set and forget. Once your links are placed on the net you can just leave them and wait for the clicks to come in. Do the work one time and get paid for life.
- Create your own membership sites.
- Create your own products and get affiliates to promote your products for you. They do the marketing you get paid!

I am a strong believer in 2 books that have changed my outlook on Internet Marketing if you haven´t read them make sure you go out today and purchase them or even better put the audio books on you ipod!
- The 4 hour Work Week
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
These are lifechanging books.
Please don´t hesitate to ask questions.
#$6549 #made #month #profit
  • Profile picture of the author sprks79
    Great post. Hopefully many can take away some good advice. It is definitely a process. Took me longer to make money online than it did offline for myself. Its all about finding what works, sticking with it and scaling. I cannot stress how important it is to be able to create and sell your own product. You can make money selling others material, but the sweet spot will be when you can sell your own and make a living doing so. It took me a good year and half to fine tune my very first product, and to this day, it still makes me money. Congrats on your current and future success.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by sprks79 View Post

      Great post. Hopefully many can take away some good advice. It is definitely a process. Took me longer to make money online than it did offline for myself. Its all about finding what works, sticking with it and scaling. I cannot stress how important it is to be able to create and sell your own product. You can make money selling others material, but the sweet spot will be when you can sell your own and make a living doing so. It took me a good year and half to fine tune my very first product, and to this day, it still makes me money. Congrats on your current and future success.
      Yes creating my own products was the key for me. But I also incorporate promoting others products and affiliate links into those products to add multiple streams of income.
      Its about scaling for sure.
      Thanks for reading
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      • Profile picture of the author lstoops
        Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

        Yes creating my own products was the key for me. But I also incorporate promoting others products and affiliate links into those products to add multiple streams of income.
        Its about scaling for sure.
        Thanks for reading
        Yes, this is what has made the difference for me too. Selling services, creating products, promoting other peoples awesome products, and now a new membership site. It does all add up!
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    Congratulations! Very inspiring story. I am glad to hear that you stuck with it...so many people try to make money online but when it doesn't happen right away they give up! Many people will learn a lot from your persistence.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Excellent post Nikki!

    In particular I like the part where you talk about setting goals and doing financial planning. Very good!

    One thing: There are over night success stories.

    The only problem: Most of the time people leave out the long preparation and hard work that lead to the overnight success.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmasterson
    A continuity income model is a good tip... This is something I'm lacking and I need to implement asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author SB274
    That is awesome Nikki. You are exactly right, it doesn't happen overnight. But if you are committed and focused you can achieve anything you want to. I remember there were so many times that I was about to give up, but I would never let myself...and it has certainly paid off! Congratulations again, I'm sure your post will inspire others.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by Kevin Pojezny View Post

      That is awesome Nikki. You are exactly right, it doesn't happen overnight. But if you are committed and focused you can achieve anything you want to. I remember there were so many times that I was about to give up, but I would never let myself...and it has certainly paid off! Congratulations again, I'm sure your post will inspire others.
      Thanks!
      Yes congrats too on not giving up its all worth it when you see the profits and the outcome. The best thing is it will keep on growing too!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardF
    Solid advice in this post, thanks for taking the time to share it Nikki, and congrats on last month's profits! Goes to show that anything's possible with persistence and taking action.

    I agree that multiple income streams is a must in this industry. I too have tons of small stuff that's been earning for years now without ever touching them. Some people might think that an extra $30/month or so is nothing, but eventually it adds up when you have tons of these little hands-off earners.

    Now, I'm looking forward to reading another post in 6 months on how you've reached $10k
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  • Profile picture of the author sting82
    Nice post and sharing and keep good work.
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    That's it? Sounds like you need to step up your game
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  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

    - Promote subscriptions to products. You will get a commission every month as long as they remain a member.
    totally agree with this!

    it's like having your own membership site, but staying an affiliate. recurring revenue is a MUST in business, especially these days. Churning and burning customers is hard work because you gotta be out there marketing every day. This site is decent: Directory of affiliate programs that pay you recurring or residual commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    this is great and those books are good.

    however it was the 4 hour work week that gave me the mind opening and goal orientative process that took my business to the next level. i could not put that book down, it is awesome and one of my favourite. Same with the E-Myth, if you have not read that book go grab it yesterday.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    good stuff here, well said, a guess we new comers like my self need to back out of nthese so call get rich schemes.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingOfMusic
    Inspiring post ND! Congratulations on your success. Hope to reach where you are someday!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Mail list, Adsense and own product. What a good combination to succeed with IM.

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    Was it Napoleon who said: "A goal is a dream with a deadline"?

    Well done.

    All the very best, Allen
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    Rich Dad, Poor Dad is definitely a must read!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    I read this in the morning (UK) and bookmarked it, because it is a micro ebook in my opinion that can be read over and over again. It really spoke to me in a way that's like joining the dots.

    If I can do a bit a day, and watch my income grow I'll be very happy and I will take inspiration from this post. I know that in part it works, as I did something online and noticed soon afterwards that my Adsense income was better than the previous months. Not loads of money, but I know that what I did had an almost immediate effect

    I'm striving to creating more websites online, with two unreliable PCs at the moment but I will persevere as Nikki has shown us (like many others) it is possible if we stay focused and take action.

    Thank you Nikki, and the other encouraging posts.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Hi Nikki,
    Thanks so much for sharing this.

    Im a product creator myself also, and have now been full time at IM since October 2008. So about 2 and a half years.

    Can I ask....did you find as you entered into your third year that the money started to come easier?

    Im now at $2,500 a month, per month (passive) and am hoping to push this to $4,000+ by years end.

    Would you agree that there is a big difference between your earnings for year 2, as opposed to year 3?
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Hi Nikki,
      Thanks so much for sharing this.

      Im a product creator myself also, and have now been full time at IM since October 2008. So about 2 and a half years.

      Can I ask....did you find as you entered into your third year that the money started to come easier?

      Im now at $2,500 a month, per month (passive) and am hoping to push this to $4,000+ by years end.

      Would you agree that there is a big difference between your earnings for year 2, as opposed to year 3?
      Sorry just got your PM.
      Yes the money has definatly come alot easier in the 3rd year. I have been more confident and had more money to invest into my business. I have outsourced more of my work enabling me to pursue other things and build on my profits.
      Yes there is a big big difference between my earnings in year 2 and 3.
      I am finally making enough to quit my day job and bring in a full time income!
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

        Sorry just got your PM.
        Yes the money has definatly come alot easier in the 3rd year. I have been more confident and had more money to invest into my business. I have outsourced more of my work enabling me to pursue other things and build on my profits.
        Yes there is a big big difference between my earnings in year 2 and 3.
        I am finally making enough to quit my day job and bring in a full time income!
        Thank you.

        I can vouch for Rich Dad Poor Dad too. That book changed my life. 5 years ago I was $37,000 in debt and worked a job I hated. I havent had a job now in 4 years.

        The second book however was the real kicker for me ..."Cashflow Quadrant". That book was the reason I quit my job.

        I HIGHLY recommend both.
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        • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
          Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

          Thank you.

          I can vouch for Rich Dad Poor Dad too. That book changed my life. 5 years ago I was $37,000 in debt and worked a job I hated. I havent had a job now in 4 years.

          The second book however was the real kicker for me ..."Cashflow Quadrant". That book was the reason I quit my job.

          I HIGHLY recommend both.
          I have the cashflow quadrent audio book just haven´t got around to putting it on a CD in my car yet! Must put that on my to do list!
          Thanks for the tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Scorza
    Thanks for posting this Nikki.

    Having spent several months just messing about, I recently got serious and have basically set off down the path you've been taking.

    It's great for me, and others as well I'm sure, to see someone further down the road getting where they want to be.

    To your continued success!

    Cheers

    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich77sm
    had no idea rich dad was such a good book
    someone wanted to give it to me and i passed
    just figured it was the same rehashed thoughts
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    Excellent post and great content throughout..Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author AmazingP
    A very simple but very very inspiring post. Likewise, very down to earth...no hypes.
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  • Profile picture of the author emmndi
    That is really inspiring. I am starting off and developing my site, I know it's going to be loads of work but I got to keep going. Keep up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Ogbin
    Unfortunately there are some guys that are so pessimists; they say " How I could accomplish this?"

    First I will set goals for the day, the week, the month, the year, and my life. Just as the rain must fall before the wheat will crack its shell and sprout, so must I have objectives before my life will crystallize.

    In setting my goals I will consider my best performance of the past and multiply it a hundredfold. This will be the standard by which I will live in the future.

    Never will I be of concern that my goals are too high for is it not better to aim my spear at the moon and strike only an eagle than to aim my spear at the eagle and strike only a rock?

    "Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable."

    I hope this motivate you
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  • Profile picture of the author WillClark
    Great advice. I agree that multiple income streams is the way to go. Plus, you never know when you'll hit the jackpot with one. As long as you keep churning out work, you'll keep seeing rewards.

    I write and sell books on Amazon and some of them bring in a couple hundred a month, while others bring in $1,000+, but when I started, I was making about $50 a month with mind-numbing article writing, so it's definitely important to stick with it. All the expertise you gain pays off.
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    Congrats! Too many newcomers to IM think that all you need is a push button system and not do any real work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Lazenby
    Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

    I am a strong believer in 2 books that have changed my outlook on Internet Marketing if you haven´t read them make sure you go out today and purchase them or even better put the audio books on you ipod!
    - The 4 hour Work Week
    - Rich Dad Poor Dad
    These are lifechanging books.
    I second that! I just finished re-reading both of these books and they're just as good the second time around!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
      I love posts like this. Down to earth - straight to the point with no fluff. Most of all very honest.

      I've dabbled as a hobby with IM - if I'm truthful I've found it has made me some money however; the majority of last year and most of this year I've focused on offline which has made me nice money but no profit as after life bills etc. money has just gone right into my IM goals.

      This year is my year for product creation and affiliates. Exciting but also takes money to set up and get right.

      I can't possibly do what I want to do for free so that is another factor I'm sure you totally get, especially in the first few years of serious IM.

      I also took a big break from here because honestly, it was way too distracting to have all these shiny new things present themselves to me. I'm a bit stricter with my time here now

      I've read 4-hour work week and its great.

      Thanks Nikki - I'm really happy you've made IM work.

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  • Profile picture of the author cantfigureout
    I just need half of that in 4 months! But I doubt I'd make any :'(
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  • Profile picture of the author pi365
    Thanks for the inspiring post. Would you recommend buying a website that has recurring income?
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  • Profile picture of the author mreyn
    Thanks Nikki for that post. I'm a newbie in this area but have been interested in and tried making money with adsense and websites recently. I have found that I LOVE it.. like I could literally be a workaholic in flipping websites, building and keeping them, and flipping domain names. I have no tech experience for building sites myself , so I've purchased already done sites through this forum. IF anyone cares to share the best kinds of sites to purchase or from whom , that would be great. I , of course, would love to be the one selling the sites continuously but finding the sources seem so hard because there are so many places to do this from. I'm going to be buying a course, on this forum of course, on flipping websites. I have a question in another thread on which one would be the best. I think I've decided on the one, but it's really expensive. I'm not expecting to get rich, but I would really love to make my income online. Thanks again for the post, you give a stay home mom, wanna be internet marketer... hope!!
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Great that you found something that is inspiring you to get busy at work. I was the same when I started flipping sites and now its a part time business although I outsource a lot now I still love the thrill of watching my sites sell!
      I like Flippa and this forum although the fees suck on Flippa which is one of the reasons I like WF. I can sell more than 1 site in my threads making it more economical!


      Originally Posted by mreyn View Post

      Thanks Nikki for that post. I'm a newbie in this area but have been interested in and tried making money with adsense and websites recently. I have found that I LOVE it.. like I could literally be a workaholic in flipping websites, building and keeping them, and flipping domain names. I have no tech experience for building sites myself , so I've purchased already done sites through this forum. IF anyone cares to share the best kinds of sites to purchase or from whom , that would be great. I , of course, would love to be the one selling the sites continuously but finding the sources seem so hard because there are so many places to do this from. I'm going to be buying a course, on this forum of course, on flipping websites. I have a question in another thread on which one would be the best. I think I've decided on the one, but it's really expensive. I'm not expecting to get rich, but I would really love to make my income online. Thanks again for the post, you give a stay home mom, wanna be internet marketer... hope!!
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  • Profile picture of the author nesse
    That's great i also hope to get there soon, seeing that am still new at these, its encouraging to hear that with hard work we can get there.
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    yeh thanks for the post... I'm still striving to get there but I think I finally have the knowledge base to be there at some point soon. just gotta get these websites properly optimized!!
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    Success is a process and effort, not instant.
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  • Profile picture of the author David McKee
    Great post! I know what you mean about no overnight successes - it only seems that way to those who are not doing it.

    I have spent the last year writing software for my latest venture - It's not easy when you are pulling yourself up, but that is where the hard lessons, the essential lessons, are learned. Without them, you will not be able to face the bigger issues when the time comes.

    And the challenges only get bigger as your vision is enlarged. Dream Big, Work Hard, Move Ahead. It works - but like exercise, requires self-discipline.

    And I believe that last word is the reason that so few find it to the pinnacle of success.

    Thanks again for the inspiration!

    -DTM
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by David McKee View Post

      Great post! I know what you mean about no overnight successes - it only seems that way to those who are not doing it.

      I have spent the last year writing software for my latest venture - It's not easy when you are pulling yourself up, but that is where the hard lessons, the essential lessons, are learned. Without them, you will not be able to face the bigger issues when the time comes.

      And the challenges only get bigger as your vision is enlarged. Dream Big, Work Hard, Move Ahead. It works - but like exercise, requires self-discipline.

      And I believe that last word is the reason that so few find it to the pinnacle of success.

      Thanks again for the inspiration!

      -DTM

      Its worth the hard work 200% once you get to the top of it. When you can reap the rewards and sit back and watch you bank balance increase its all worth it!
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    Very inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Nice post .

    Very inspiring.

    I am sure these tips would help lots of warriors .
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    Great advice
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

    Everyone on the forum wants to make quick cash but you can´t get there over night. I have been working on building an internet marketing business for the last 3 years and it is paying off now by giving me enough money each and every month to afford to quit my job and work full time online.
    THERE ARE NO OVER NIGHT SUCCESS STORIES
    If someone tells you, you can make thousands of dollars in 1 hour they are lying to you. My success has come from building multiple streams of income from multiple sources. The key to remember is that any money is still money. It doesn´t matter how small it is it all adds up. One of my ventures is making me $10 per month another one is making me $3.95 per month recurring whereas another one is making me daily commissions of $127 it all adds up!

    This is what have done to build up my income streams.
    Each month I set myself a goal and work out how much money I need to make to cover my expenses, bills, rent, food etc. Then I write down how much I want to put into my savings account and investment fund. I also work out how much money I need to spend on my business for example domains, hosting, email responder etc.
    I write down my goals and put them in big writing in the bathroom so I can read it every morning when I wake up and before I go to bed each night.

    So now I have my goals set out I work out exactly how many websites I need to flip to make this amount of money. How many sales I need to make or how many commissions I need to make per day. Then I get to work hard on my various ventures.
    Remember to start small if you are just starting out don´t give yourself unrealistic goals. Work out how many gigs you need to sell on fiverr for example.

    Now here is my golden tip. If you want to build a solid business model and achieve a reliable full time income choose products that have a passive income for example:
    - Promote subscriptions to products. You will get a commission every month as long as they remain a member.
    - Adsense can be a great recurring income as its set and forget. Once your links are placed on the net you can just leave them and wait for the clicks to come in. Do the work one time and get paid for life.
    - Create your own membership sites.
    - Create your own products and get affiliates to promote your products for you. They do the marketing you get paid!

    I am a strong believer in 2 books that have changed my outlook on Internet Marketing if you haven´t read them make sure you go out today and purchase them or even better put the audio books on you ipod!
    - The 4 hour Work Week
    - Rich Dad Poor Dad
    These are lifechanging books.
    Please don´t hesitate to ask questions.

    how much traffic do you get to your website per day?
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