To All Newbies: Making Money Online Is Possible!

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I'm a newbie (just look at my post count :-). For months I thought that making money online was a scam. Honestly, I bought Google Cash, Google Nemesis, Google Massacre, ... damn, I bought every guru book on the market (well, not really, but I bought a lot of them).

I learned a lot about Google Adwords from Howie Jacobson (his book Google Adwords for Dummies is a phenomenal book) and I had the best performing campaigns. CTR went through the roof and my CPC was really great. However, at that time, I didn't have a clue about conversion. So, there I was, having a great campaign but no conversions (I was promoting low-priced Amazon offers with PPC, go figure how stupid I was). I still recommend Howie's book though, especially if you have some experience already.

In the meantime I bought those guru books I mentioned before. Lost some money on PPC and couldn't manage to make money online.

Finally, I learned to know Griz (Make Money Online for Beginners), Vic (Make Money Online Blog) and Court (How To Make Money Online). A couple of great guys creating informative post on making money online. No fluff, just the basics. Getting backlinks,getting backlinks and, eh, getting backlinks :-)

Since November I started making money and last week I received my first check from Ebay (75 euros) and I am awaiting some more checks from Amazon and Google adsense (totalling about $150).

Is it much money? No, it's not. It's not that important though for me. I make decent money with my day job (I'm an IT project manager). For me, it was more of an experiment to see if it was possible to make money on the internet. And yes it is possible and it's so easy to scale.

I personnaly hate posts of newbies bragging about how they made money and don't include a system, so let me tell you my system:

1. Go to freshdrop.net and find yourself an aged domain with backlinks
2. Install a wordpress site on it
3. Create a couple of posts (5-10) in the niche of your domain
4. Use the free phpbay plugin to add Ebay auctions to your site
5. That's it. You might do some social bookmarking and stuff. But if you have an old domain with some backlinks you don't even need it.

This is such a simple system and it can make your $25-$50 per month easily.

If you want it a little more advanced, you should look at article marketing, youtube marketing, CPA, etc ... There's a lot of great stuff on the Warrior Forum. Some WSO's you should definitely check out are the ones from Jeremy Kelsall (his 30-day coaching program is so cheap and so good, it's almost unbelievable). Just search his name on the forum.

Today I signed up for the Private Warrior Forum and I must say it's a steal ($37 for lifetime membership). Solid content (had a few "aha erlebnissen").

I hope you liked this post (I think it's my first "real post"). Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Good luck and make it happen!

Cedric

PS: I had to to remove some links from this post because I don't have enough posts on the forum (I told you I was a newbie :-)). If you can't find the links, just send me a PM
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  • Profile picture of the author MicahF7
    Hey good for you man!


    I laugh everytime I see another person say "Making Money Online Is Possible!" ! Its just funny! O - ya, its way possible!


    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Thans for sharing this info. This is going to be very useful. Also they must check the WSO of Jeremy Kelsall and Thenicheblogger.com to get coaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricl
    Thanks guys for your reply; I know it's possible (now i know). However, in the beginning, there is so much information and so much false promises that it is difficult for new people to make money online.

    There should be like a seperate forum on the Warrior Forum for newbies with only one post :-) The rest of the forum should be linked to their paypal accounts (the more money in the paypal accounts, the more threads become available :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    It is great to read posts like this. Yes it is very possible. And it really doesn't matter how much you make when you start out. You've done a great job so far.

    Also, I 2nd Jeremy Kelsall's WSO. There is great training in there for a small price.
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  • Profile picture of the author sama
    hi
    this is a good post ive lost money on the ppc and like you said with the gurus now i need 2 do it for real so if yougot any more tips plzzz share it with me thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      I really like this post.

      Yes you're new to the forum with a few posts, but I really feel like I have a sense of your journey online thus far. Too many times I see a lot of faceless accounts on here claiming how as a newbie they went from $0-$5000 a month in 2 days or something silly like that.

      You seem sincere, offer a lot of value, talk about your process and you're not claiming some over-inflated figures. I like this post and I think a lot of people new to making money online will take a lot from this.

      Good post.
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricl
    In the meantime I can post links :-)

    So here they are:
    Griz (Make Money Online for Beginners)
    How to Make Money Online for Beginners
    This is one of the best sites on the internet about making money online (Griz mainly focuses on Adsense)

    Vic (Make Money Online Blog)
    Make Money Online | Make Money Blogging | Make Money Vlogging
    Blogger Unleashed is not updated anymore but there's a lot of good content on there. The guy is now running a membership site (the affiliate academy)

    and Court (How To Make Money Online)
    Court's Internet Marketing School - How To Make Money Online
    This site has quite a number of good posts (some posts about keyword sniping were removed after Google slapped the hell out of his site)

    Freshdrop:
    FreshDrop.net - The Domain Searching Platform

    I had some PM's about using freshdrop. Here's the columns you need to take into account:
    - PR: shows the pagerank of the site
    - Age: take at least 3 years
    - YBL: number of backlinks according to yahoo. Don't forget to check out those backlinks. You don't want them to come from bad neighbourhoods (you can check this on this site: Bad Neighborhood - Link Exchange Tool )
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  • Profile picture of the author susanc
    Thank you Cedricl, for sharing the system. A lot of us newbies are always looking for good tips or advice so that we can move on with our online biz.
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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      Awesome post, thanks for all the details and congratulations to you. Sure you will do well with your system after tweaking it a little bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      Originally Posted by awdevore View Post

      Check out some totally FREE Ebooks that show you stuff Gurus would never tell! See my signature below.
      I reported this jackass.

      I hope others follow my lead.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    Congrats! It's the best feeling in the world when you get your first check from internet marketing. It just shows it's possible to not only make money but to make alot of money from it in the future if you continue to stick with it through thick and thin.
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  • Profile picture of the author foz72
    Thanks for sharing that information!

    I imagine if you repeated this system with 10 or so websites, then you could steadily increase the monthly income? Were not talking millions but im just looking to match my 'full time job' income which may enable me to concentrate more on making me (and my family) finacially secure - im sure we'd all like to do that wouldnt we?

    Good info though for people like me whos just starting to look into IM, thanks again.

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    • Profile picture of the author MarketingZen
      Nice post Cedric well done! Did you just use the e-bay auction on your niche blog or use other related affiliate products etc?
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      • Profile picture of the author EndGame
        Hi guys.

        A quick observation. The OP is right to caution against buying some domains on freshdrop.net. If you see a site with thousands of backlinks and then actually check that site for backlinks on yahoo site checker, you can often find that they have no backlinks at all. And as already mentioned some of these sites have links from bad neighborhoods. Still, there are some bargains to be had at $5 a domain.

        Good hunting everyone.
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      • Profile picture of the author cedricl
        Originally Posted by Labno View Post

        Nice post Cedric well done! Did you just use the e-bay auction on your niche blog or use other related affiliate products etc?
        also used amazon but i think i'll go back to just ebay
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    • Profile picture of the author cedricl
      Originally Posted by foz72 View Post

      Thanks for sharing that information!

      I imagine if you repeated this system with 10 or so websites, then you could steadily increase the monthly income? Were not talking millions but im just looking to match my 'full time job' income which may enable me to concentrate more on making me (and my family) finacially secure - im sure we'd all like to do that wouldnt we?

      Good info though for people like me whos just starting to look into IM, thanks again.

      Simon.
      i should rinse & repeat but since it's a hobby for me I'd like to try out some other IM stuff (I still like my day job as well :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author biz_online
    Thanks for sharing! I agree that most people brad about making money and then leave you to wonder about the details.

    There are some specific things that work and some that do not.

    I bought the Google Cash and drank that koolaid as well. I tried sending Google traffic to Amazon as well. The Google Cash guys lead you to believe that it's just the easy... Now I use article marketing to drive traffic and I no longer promote Amazon products, because they still owe me $100 from two years ago.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricl
    Hi Buddy,
    Vic's blog is outdated. Griz's blog is up to date with very solid material.

    Cedric
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky_s
    I am motivated! and Hopefully strike the gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Of course it's way possible as long as...

    - People avoid silly net biz models that do not work
    ( such as mlm & recruiting people models )


    - Get a plan for a proven net business model that works

    - Get busy implementing the plan/business model

    - Confusion is not necessary, if you have a clear plan of action and actually take action.

    TL
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    • Profile picture of the author axileon
      hi thanks for the info....

      great for someone who's a newbie like me!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelPaul
    I'm glad you made some cash online... I think just about everyone in this forum thought at one time making money online was a scam. THAT IS, Until they done it for their selves. So, keep on making that internet money... I love seeing post like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author samples
    thank you for that info useful ...
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  • Profile picture of the author BeverleeG
    I'm one of those old fashioned people that has been in direct marketing for many years. I'm just getting into this online world, and am finding that there is potential to mix the two to stay competitive and see a positive cash flow.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4by8air
    From one newbie to another, thanks for the info!
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