Almost 1 Month Doing IM

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Just got my email asking me to pay for my second month of hosting. That means I'm about to hit one month doing IM. I thought I would share my experiences and give some thanks to WF.

  • I have two websites made in Wordpress when I had no prior knowledge of Wordpress, domains, or hosting.
  • I made $100 from adsense on my blog.
  • I earned $100 writing articles for Textbroker.
  • I made $450 writing articles for clients I have met on WF.
  • I have met a prospective business partner.
  • I wrote a book for the Kindle.
  • I have decided to open a shop to sell PLR articles as a project to work on between clients.

That is $650 in my first month of IM with about $50 going to expenses. I think $600 profit is great beings my end goal was $500 a month. I'm already thinking of ways to make passive income while still writing so I can aim for $1000 a month.

I would like to say thank you to everyone on WF for helping me on my way to success. I've spent years as a housewife. Cooking, cleaning, baking, but never bringing in any money. Having IM to bring in my own income has given me such a huge boost in self confidence and has given my family a much stronger sense of financial security. This has been life changing and I have the members of WF to thank for it.

I hope to give some inspiration to those struggling to start earning money. Don't give up, it feels so worth it when the money comes in. Nothing feels better than knowing that I will be able to stay home with my children and still help keep us financially secure.

So once again, thank you WF. You guys are amazing. This forum is such a wealth of information and wonderful people.

Would anyone else like to share some success stories or discuss things they are having problems with? While I focus on writing, I have read about many aspects of IM so I will help all I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Well done

    Your story should give hope to all newbies. All newbies who understand that you have to work - not the ones who come and demand "tell me the quickest way to make money on the internet with little work".

    Keep up the good work - now that you have confidence in your own abilities you will be able to build a sustainable, long term business.
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Well done, Amanda.

    Always aim higher than you can expect from yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Hessler
    More power to you. I've not pushed 'my boat' out yet, but will do soon, with more in the yard to build...as it were.
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  • Profile picture of the author big steve
    Awesome stuff..taking action is the key..keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henry White
    Congratulations, Amanda!

    And thanks for post with a breakdown of income sources - that should help those just getting started.

    You bring up another interesting topic that might work for many, too - partnerships! (Does 'WSO' come immediately to mind?) This should spark renewed interest from those who just don't have enough time to do it alone, or those who can find someone with the skills they lack or lack confidence in themselves.

    With WordPress and a good host, you can forget about all the geeky technical mumbo-jumbo and concentrate on your blog and sales funnel. If you're so inclined, you can tinker with the configuration inside WP 'til the cows come home!

    Good luck with the Kindle project! Keep us posted!
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
    Big congratulations! This is what happens when people take action! Now it's time to ramp up the efforts - you can do it!

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author MissLizzie
    Wow Amanda - really chuffed to hear about your success over the last month! Keep us posted about how things develop, as I'd love to know about your earnings in a few months time!

    PS - I love Kindle publishing as a means of bringing in passive income. Yes, it's unlikely that you'll make huge amounts just from one book, but the cumulative effect is amazing!
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  • Profile picture of the author derekad
    "I made $100 from adsense on my blog."

    if site is just 1 month old, what have you done to bring some traffic to your site?
    what is your current ranking results?
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    The blog is around two months old but I only added adsense recently. Most of my traffic has come from WF but I have also done Squidoo lenses and EZA articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

    • I made $100 from adsense on my blog.
    This is a figure that jumped out and hit me as well. I'm amazed by this figure - well done.

    I would love to hear more about how you managed to achieve $100 Adsense with a brand new blog, especially as you appear to have received absolutely no paid traffic. Do enlighten us...
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Honestly it surprised me too. I get around 50-150 views a day. It comes from EZA, Squidoo, WF, and I get a lot of people coming there from doing google searches about Constant Content. I had adsense on my other site that got around the same number of visitors but I only made about $15. And to be exact, it is $90 from that blog. $10 short of requesting a check.
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    • Profile picture of the author techservice
      Well all I can say is that you must be amazing, you have 273 posts and you joined WF in April! What’s the secret? Yeah i know hard work but.....?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Amanda that is a pretty darn good start to IM - it took me a long time to start making money like that.

    A big WELL DONE to you and I hope your success just keeps on growing!
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    A mix of hard work, taking action, and luck. Offering a service is a great way to get started. It is how I'm getting my seed money and also how I plan to make sure I'm always bringing in an income. Between clients I will be working on making streams of passive income, like the Kindle books and PLR store. I plan on setting up a WSO once I get a bunch of PLR content up and offering some free PLR articles.

    The biggest thing I think helped me succeed is that I just jumped right in. I started posting the day I got here and started asking questions. Within a few days I had my first domain and started building my website. I put up my Warriors for Hire thread and offered some half price articles and got some great reviews. I also made sure I had backup plans like Textbroker because I knew I needed to make enough money to keep my hosting paid for. Before anything I made sure to earn $30 on Textbroker so that if I didn't do well I could still cover my hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      A mix of hard work, taking action, and luck. Offering a service is a great way to get started. It is how I'm getting my seed money and also how I plan to make sure I'm always bringing in an income. Between clients I will be working on making streams of passive income, like the Kindle books and PLR store. I plan on setting up a WSO once I get a bunch of PLR content up and offering some free PLR articles.

      The biggest thing I think helped me succeed is that I just jumped right in. I started posting the day I got here and started asking questions. Within a few days I had my first domain and started building my website. I put up my Warriors for Hire thread and offered some half price articles and got some great reviews. I also made sure I had backup plans like Textbroker because I knew I needed to make enough money to keep my hosting paid for. Before anything I made sure to earn $30 on Textbroker so that if I didn't do well I could still cover my hosting.
      Great job Amanda! I think it's great what you're doing and a lot of people can learn from it. It can be a simple process making money online if you offer your services along with trying to build up your own websites.

      You are taking some massive action...you'll do just fine!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      A mix of hard work, taking action, and luck. Offering a service is a great way to get started. It is how I'm getting my seed money and also how I plan to make sure I'm always bringing in an income. Between clients I will be working on making streams of passive income, like the Kindle books and PLR store. I plan on setting up a WSO once I get a bunch of PLR content up and offering some free PLR articles.

      The biggest thing I think helped me succeed is that I just jumped right in. I started posting the day I got here and started asking questions. Within a few days I had my first domain and started building my website. I put up my Warriors for Hire thread and offered some half price articles and got some great reviews. I also made sure I had backup plans like Textbroker because I knew I needed to make enough money to keep my hosting paid for. Before anything I made sure to earn $30 on Textbroker so that if I didn't do well I could still cover my hosting.
      Great job Amanda. I knew you would do well with the writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author rrm
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      A mix of hard work, taking action, and luck.
      Just now read the OP. Awesome, Amanda.

      But I don't think luck had much to do with it. You did what the seasoned warriors have talked about for a decade or more - hard work and taking action. Persevering. Hope you're doing even better now than you were back then.

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  • Profile picture of the author website12
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    That is great if you want a passive income invest into more blogs and better blogs with seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Actually you've done pretty well in the first month. Congrats and keep up the good work.

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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Ya, it is really nice to have finally found something I can do and am good at. I like the fact that I can always write to bring in a constant income while working on other projects. I just hope I can help other people can find success like I did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    Awesome job on your first month's success Amanda! Many people may not see $600 profit in their first year of working online, much less their first month!

    I remember just a few weeks ago when you joined and were asking questions here on the forum. It's obvious you took the advice given and totally ran with it. Good luck with your business!
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnJD
      Hi Amanda, thanks for sharing your story, as a matter of fact it's very encouraging for us that are just starting on IM. If you acomplished this within 1 month imagine what you could be making in 1 year!

      Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Amanda...

    Congrats! Your tenacity as well as your willingness to try different things will pay off for you in spades. I think in a relatively short period of time you've figured out what works best for you as well as what you're passionate about.

    When I first started, I was all over the board and yet I clearly focused on the winning methods and doubled up on them.

    Definitely keep track of your time and how you spend it. Take the next few days and time log your activities in 15 or 30 minute increments. You'll be amazed by how you spend your time as well as how to be more efficient at those tasks that are yielding you the best return for your time.

    You are definitely on your way so the key now is to grow your monthly sales! Keep up the great momentum!
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    • That is Awesome! It just goes to show that it DOES pay off to choose one thing and stick to it! Doing all that in one month of IM is awesome. It goes to show that Taking action also pays off, not just sitting on the side, watching everyone else . . .

      I am so happy for you!
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      • Profile picture of the author genhorrall
        Wow Amanda,
        Kudos. You have done an amazing job. This just proves that taking action is the key. I am so tired of hearing people say they can not do this. They can they have just not tryed. Really this is impressive. I am so very happy for you.

        Just a question. Do you have little ones? If you do, where do you find the extra time. I too do all of my work, but I have to stay up late after everyone is in bed, before I can find the time to work right now.

        Just curious. If you have a system for when to work and how you fit it in, that could help other mothers that feel they can't do this.

        My system does not work for everyone. It works for me because I have insomnia and don't sleep much anyway. LOL

        Okay well back to getting at it. Have a few more minutes to kill before we are off to do family things today. This story has inspired me to get my behind in gear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryback
    Great going Amanda! It should show everyone that when you put your mind to it that anything is possible. If you don't take action and do something how do you ever expect to make money?
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    @Amanda - $100 in AdSense. You seem genuine and everything but this seems completely unfeasible. I've got a site getting roughly 50 uniques/day and over the past 18 months it's earned about $50 with AdSense (good positioned ads too).

    I've also heard so many people complain about earning peanuts with AdSense despite heavy, targeted traffic. I don't want to be rude but, have you inflated this a little?
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde
    That's really great Amanda!

    Wish you the best and more money!

    Hardwork does pay off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    That is great.

    What I am interested in is how many hours you put into your articles and stuff.

    how much were you charging per article?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Murray
    Amanda, I like your balance of excitement and realism. You set a goal of $500 and made $600. Instead of setting your next goal at $15,000... you've set it at a thousand.

    And then you go to work like an absolute maniac to ensure that you achieve your realistic goal.

    A WHOLE LOT of us can learn from your example, so thanks.
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    You're an action taker! Congrats and I know you're business will grow fast!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chuck Avants
      Awesome! You will be an inspiration to many. Keep us informed of your progress.
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  • Wow, you have amazing results for 1 month in IM. I didn't make a single cent for the first 8 months online.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    Congrats on the success in your first month, great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author KunTaoM
    Congrats Amanda, it's great to see you're doing a great job at IM. Keep up the awesome work!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryB
    Amanda,

    Congrats to you! What an encouragement to read of your success!
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    Thanks Amanda. Please keep the updates coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author rekerlolz
    Wow Amanda T. Great job your making bank for your first month in IM. Can you throw any tips my way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Meozyn
    Hey Amanda! Wer'e in the same boat! I'm still waiting for my month of hosting renewal and i am at about 410$, working from home! It's great extra income for a student Unfortunately Textbrokers is only for US residents, i am thinking of applying to Demandmedia Studios ( have you tried them?) they look professional!
    Anyways hope we both get full income down the road, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Keen creations
    Sounds like your doing great! To move up a level and gain some more money I would recommend CPA, check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nulli Secundus
    Very impressive first month, I didn't make any profit in internet marketing until around the first year. And great job on the amount of effort put in too
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    Great job! Hopefully you'll be making as much as big internet marketers such as Brad Callen or me soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeMack
    Wow, fantastic job! You are definitely ahead of the curve when it comes to newbies. Shoot, most IMers don't make that much for the first YEAR of internet marketing.

    Pat yourself on the back. Take a moment to enjoy your success. And then brainstorm ways to double that amount.

    Best wishes,

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  • The downside to what you are doing is it is not scalable. It's a whole lot of work for a very low return.

    A typical job that paid $7.75 an hour would generate $310 a week. So you need to focus on things that can scale. Otherwise you are just working for less than minimum wage.
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    This is a great story and shows that you can make money if you take action. Great success story.
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  • Profile picture of the author mccartyjess
    Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

    Just got my email asking me to pay for my second month of hosting. That means I'm about to hit one month doing IM. I thought I would share my experiences and give some thanks to WF.

    • I have two websites made in Wordpress when I had no prior knowledge of Wordpress, domains, or hosting.
    • I made $100 from adsense on my blog.
    • I earned $100 writing articles for Textbroker.
    • I made $450 writing articles for clients I have met on WF.
    • I have met a prospective business partner.
    • I wrote a book for the Kindle.
    • I have decided to open a shop to sell PLR articles as a project to work on between clients.

    That is $650 in my first month of IM with about $50 going to expenses. I think $600 profit is great beings my end goal was $500 a month. I'm already thinking of ways to make passive income while still writing so I can aim for $1000 a month.

    I would like to say thank you to everyone on WF for helping me on my way to success. I've spent years as a housewife. Cooking, cleaning, baking, but never bringing in any money. Having IM to bring in my own income has given me such a huge boost in self confidence and has given my family a much stronger sense of financial security. This has been life changing and I have the members of WF to thank for it.

    I hope to give some inspiration to those struggling to start earning money. Don't give up, it feels so worth it when the money comes in. Nothing feels better than knowing that I will be able to stay home with my children and still help keep us financially secure.

    So once again, thank you WF. You guys are amazing. This forum is such a wealth of information and wonderful people.

    Would anyone else like to share some success stories or discuss things they are having problems with? While I focus on writing, I have read about many aspects of IM so I will help all I can.
    That's wonderful! Awesome job!

    Jess
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  • Profile picture of the author ibs
    well done keep it up and we all wish you the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Sathia Seelan
      Amanda,
      My congratulations to you. It seems that you have a strategy that really works. As per other warriors' advise, I too encourage you to fine tune that strategy and rinse it again and again.

      In the IM world, we are always in the hunt for such a golden system that is profitable. You have found it, so polish and use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrpt
      Kudos. Unlike many who put up posts like 'What is a Squeeze Page' which is an answer you can easily find online in 5 seconds, you've obviously done your homework and have put it to action.

      Its all about taking a risk and taking the plunge.
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    • Profile picture of the author KunTaoM
      Bravo! Bravo! Amanda,

      That's really inspired me. I believe focus and work on something that you love to do is one of the key success.

      Many people jump from one program to another program and end up gain nothing.

      Too me knowledge and skill in internet marketing is important before we start dream to become internet millionaire.

      Amanda, thanks for sharing your great experience!
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    • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
      A job done well, Amanda

      I wish you the best of luck to scale this up and create continual success to yourself. I'm sure you'll have a bright IM career.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Banks
      WOW nice job! You don't sit around and wait for things to happen. That is very good for your first month! I held my brothers hand and walked him through everything and he made about $500 in his first month. Now he is pulling in over $5000 just like me and he only started in January.
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    • Profile picture of the author singhavn
      Congrats for your success and hope you double your earning this month.
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      Well Done Great news for people new to IM
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsamuels
    That is a great first month, you've definitely done the 'take action' part.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    For the people asking about adsense, like I said, it was actually closer to $90.

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    As for how long I spent working... if I really focus I can get 2 articles done an hour on a niche I know a lot about. I only work writing for a few hours a day. I do not have kids of my own yet, trying still, but I do always have little ones running around. It helps that they can play with each other. I have a laptop so I can work outside while they are outside. I work in little gaps like when they are sleeping, busy playing, or eating.

    I also work hard with time management for my home chores. Things like cooking as much as I can on Sunday. I cook everything that can be pre-cooked on Sunday so it is easy to make meals through the week. I pick one or two chores for each day of the week. Tuesday and Friday I mop all of the floors. Wednesday and Saturday I do laundry. Things like that.

    And for the passive income... yes, I know I need to work on passive income. That is my next step. I am unable to work a full time job so this is more money than I've made in a month in years. I do not always have clients so I am going to be working on passive income between clients.
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    • Profile picture of the author Winlin
      Amanda,

      Great job and truly an inspiration. You are already becoming a known name here at Warrior... Continue focusing on your brand... you seem to be received very well here at Warrior. I see a great future for you.

      Congrats,
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    This is awesome. Congrats on your success keep up the hard work and you are sure to make any goals you have set before yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirarmand77
    Hi, I am new here, in fact this is my first post. Congratulation Amanda, You are very lucky to get that sort of income in your first month. I say lucky because when others, start on IM, they might be doing something that is not profitable for quite sometimes. Testing everything offered by the gurus. Unlike you, Amanda, you went straight to do business which is within your experience, knowledge and ability.

    I for my self took more than a year until I finally do some profitable online business, one that I give a really well thought plan and extra hard working effort that finally paid off. You can read about my real experience with my link in my signature. Don't worry, this is just info on how I start my business and not my sales page. (I put some CB links that I really bought to assist me with that business.)

    I hope some of you here at Warrior Forum will share with me your own success story. I will be glad to learn from the Pro's here.

    Congratulation again to you, Amanda.
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  • Profile picture of the author johng75
    Congrats and keep up the good work!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProdigyMike
    Awesome!! Stuff like this def keeps me motivated at well. Hard work surely does pay off as they say!
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    That's awesome Amanda! Keep up the good work. Your success will give hope to a lot of newbies for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Oh, and since I was just asked.

    Things I bought:

    • Hosting - 1 cent for the first month of Hostgator. Found them to be excellent.
    • 3 Domains - The WAHM site in my sig, my writing portfolio, and my PLR shop. All purchased through Namecheap.
    • War Room - Way worth the money if only for the extra PM space. There are also tons of great WSOs in there for free. I got one about publishing on the Kindle I found particularly useful.
    • Warrior for Hire Thread - Posted and bumped once. It was how I found most of my clients.
    • WSOs - Everyone keeps asking if I bought any WSOs. I bought my first today and it was Peggy's WSO about selling PLR. I didn't even get War Room until recently.

    For someone just starting out... you only need around $10, $30 if you are wanting to post a Warrior for Hire thread. A domain is around $9, less if you get a .info or use a good godaddy coupon. First month of hosting from Host Gator is only one cent, $7 after that. I use GetResponse for my autoresponder. They have a free account that you can upgrade later when you have more subscribers, or Aweber is only $1 for the first month.

    If you are looking at WSOs... look at all of your free material first. For sure, get War Room access before any WSOs. There is so much information in there that is way worth the price. It is like getting tons of WSOs for the price of one.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Nice one, it's great that the Internet can provide an evenue to utilise skills you never knew you had
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Amanda - I have heard that it is against AdSense policies to show your stats in this manner, I suggest removing that screen shot ASAP!
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  • Hey Warrior,

    I am starting out too here in Kirkland, WA. You are an inspiration for all newbs out there. I think one just needs a willingness to learn and the ability to see through BS. lol. I am impressed to see you make money more than one way already. Awesome! Keep going and set huge goals that will blow your mind when you reach them. Check out the Law of Attraction if you have not already. Thoughts + Feelings = Manifestation. Also I got into this through my HS friend. Check out these people. I know they can help you. Paul Counts, Jeff Wellman, Eric Holmlund, Keith Wellman, Liz Tomey. Thanks for sharing your story.

    Peace and Love

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  • Profile picture of the author KC2011
    Awesome, and inspiring I am a really fresh newbie.. Just and old fart trying to get something going so i can set myself and family up for retirement.. Have a long learning curve ahead of me as I am not familiar with most of the tools required, especially how to setup a domain and use this wordpress etc.. but am excited to get going.. Thanks again for your story.

    R/
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    thats really awesome, keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Pastorser
    Well done Amanda, I'm still struggling with IM but I know I'll be successful shortly. I'm a newbie and stories like yours are inspirational for my and others like me.

    Keep working hard and keep been successfull.
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  • Profile picture of the author edrogers
    Wow, I'm impressed! I've been at this for a year and am just starting to hit some of those numbers. (Of course, that's working in my spare time while holding down a full-time job.)

    Kuddos to you, and keep it up!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author musicaltouch
    Well Done!

    Keep on Keeping on!
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  • Profile picture of the author timsoulo
    Hey Amanda, thanks for sharing your story! It is really inspiring and I think I can work one extra hour this night, because I was just charged by your story
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Raymond
    Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

    Just got my email asking me to pay for my second month of hosting. That means I'm about to hit one month doing IM. I thought I would share my experiences and give some thanks to WF.

    • I have two websites made in Wordpress when I had no prior knowledge of Wordpress, domains, or hosting.
    • I made $100 from adsense on my blog.
    • I earned $100 writing articles for Textbroker.
    • I made $450 writing articles for clients I have met on WF.
    • I have met a prospective business partner.
    • I wrote a book for the Kindle.
    • I have decided to open a shop to sell PLR articles as a project to work on between clients.

    That is $650 in my first month of IM with about $50 going to expenses. I think $600 profit is great beings my end goal was $500 a month. I'm already thinking of ways to make passive income while still writing so I can aim for $1000 a month.

    I would like to say thank you to everyone on WF for helping me on my way to success. I've spent years as a housewife. Cooking, cleaning, baking, but never bringing in any money. Having IM to bring in my own income has given me such a huge boost in self confidence and has given my family a much stronger sense of financial security. This has been life changing and I have the members of WF to thank for it.

    I hope to give some inspiration to those struggling to start earning money. Don't give up, it feels so worth it when the money comes in. Nothing feels better than knowing that I will be able to stay home with my children and still help keep us financially secure.

    So once again, thank you WF. You guys are amazing. This forum is such a wealth of information and wonderful people.

    Would anyone else like to share some success stories or discuss things they are having problems with? While I focus on writing, I have read about many aspects of IM so I will help all I can.
    Amanda,

    Your results are simply awesome and I congratulate you!! The one thing that I would really encourage you to focus on is to create more online assets that generate passive income for you, so you don't have to always work to make profits. One way to do this is to take some of the profits you are making now and invest them into building niche websites.

    This is the approach that I've taken and its working quite well for me. I share a bunch of my lessons on my blog. Link in my sig.

    Cheers,
    Trent
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    That's better than I did in my first month. Congratulations. That's absolutely awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author kayaman
    congratulation amanda this inspired me ..! i was struggle at past time with some bad experienced but never give up and keep pray , learn and action
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  • Profile picture of the author lenlach
    That's great Amanda,
    What I get out of what you've done is your persistance and the knowledge that you have to work at this thing called IM.
    There's way too many offers out there that promise a fortune without having to do anything to get it. They give legitimate online businesses a bad name.
    Congtratulations, and with your attitude I'm sure you'll reach your goal of $1000 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    wow well done you,

    You've proved to people that with some grit and determination it can be done.

    Love how you strategise the housework lol

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    OUTSTANDING!!!

    ... to all newbies still struggling: stock up on some elbow grease and get to work!

    Love to hear stories like this. If people would stop with the get rich quick stuff they wouldn't complain here every other day. Remember, 80% of the effort is going to get 20% of the results when you start out... its a slow and (sometimes) painful process.

    But once you get a grip on what needs to be done, it's a like a greased downhill slide.

    I recommend you get your own website up, start playing around with auto-responders and other IM'er gadgets until you're confident enough to roll out with your own products or even expand your service business.

    Keep up the great work.

    Best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    Wow... just wow. Let me tell you, I doubt anyone has done as well on IM with only $50 investment as well as you have.

    Good Job!
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Amanda, what an awesome story! Congrats! Before you know it, you'll be posting in here about your first $600 DAY!

      I wish you every success!
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  • Profile picture of the author DanThor
    Wow, well done! Bravo for being so focused and multi-tasking your way to some solid income. Off to an inspiring start!
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    Well done! $650 in your 1st month is very good!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    This could be a great WSO. Just sayin
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt.Lake
      Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson View Post

      This could be a great WSO. Just sayin
      I hate it when people say that. I personally think creating a WSO when you've barely started yourself should be the last of your priorities.

      Seeing as this thread has been resurrected from the depths for whatever reason, it would be nice to know Amanda's recent progress since she originally posted this...

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  • Profile picture of the author gizmo222
    Congratulations,

    Keep up your work and giving hope to newbies!
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  • Profile picture of the author ibacklinkpro
    That is soooo much writing? Do you mind me asking how much time a day you spend writing content? Do you do research for it or is it all creative work? Impressive first month for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

    Just got my email asking me to pay for my second month of hosting. That means I'm about to hit one month doing IM. I thought I would share my experiences and give some thanks to WF.

    • I have two websites made in Wordpress when I had no prior knowledge of Wordpress, domains, or hosting.
    • I made $100 from adsense on my blog.
    • I earned $100 writing articles for Textbroker.
    • I made $450 writing articles for clients I have met on WF.
    • I have met a prospective business partner.
    • I wrote a book for the Kindle.
    • I have decided to open a shop to sell PLR articles as a project to work on between clients.

    That is $650 in my first month of IM with about $50 going to expenses. I think $600 profit is great beings my end goal was $500 a month. I'm already thinking of ways to make passive income while still writing so I can aim for $1000 a month.

    I would like to say thank you to everyone on WF for helping me on my way to success. I've spent years as a housewife. Cooking, cleaning, baking, but never bringing in any money. Having IM to bring in my own income has given me such a huge boost in self confidence and has given my family a much stronger sense of financial security. This has been life changing and I have the members of WF to thank for it.

    I hope to give some inspiration to those struggling to start earning money. Don't give up, it feels so worth it when the money comes in. Nothing feels better than knowing that I will be able to stay home with my children and still help keep us financially secure.

    So once again, thank you WF. You guys are amazing. This forum is such a wealth of information and wonderful people.

    Would anyone else like to share some success stories or discuss things they are having problems with? While I focus on writing, I have read about many aspects of IM so I will help all I can.
    This is really excellent. I would like to point out a few things that might help other newbies.

    1. Looks like you had a game plan coming in.

    2. It also looks like you were focused during the whole month on executing your plan.

    The deal now is to scale what you've done to the point where you're making a good income.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingOfMusic
    That's so realistic. This is what happens when one takes action. We can all do it! Thanks Amanda for the inspiration!
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  • Profile picture of the author Craigb182
    Amanda,

    That is fantastic work, absolutely well done! That must have required a fair bit of legwork to achieve $100 on adsense on a new site with no prior knowledge so quickly. I really commend you; and what's more multiple sources of income!

    You are a good example for any newbies of what can be achieved in the early stages with dedication.

    Love stories like these please keep us posted through your IM journey!

    All the best,

    Craig
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Congratulations Amanda. You are certainly making progress at a rate which is faster than most. By scaling up and continuing to put into place your active planning skills, you are sure to enjoy exponential growth!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author jackpot9
    Congrats Amanda,

    I've seen your posts and ads in Warriors For Hire section a couple of times, and you strike me as a genuine and hardworking person. $600 in profits for your first month is commendable (I made zilch for the first 2-3 months). Congrats and I wish you every success

    Jack
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  • Profile picture of the author DallasK
    Congrats Amanda!

    As I try to tell my small Newbie list every week, be singled minded,
    take action, don't get distracted. You've done it well and yet
    again proved to all the other Newbies out there that it can be done.

    I look forward to your 2012 progress update.

    Dallas...
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  • Profile picture of the author Phoenixfk
    That is quite inspiring! Many guys don't earn that much even with several months invested. Me included. When i "grow up" i want to be like you!
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
    Awesome achievement- just shows what can be achieved by dedication, hard work and a plan! Keep us updated of your progress, I bet you will hit your first $1000 month very soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author richrowley
    Well done.

    What I 'tip my hat' to you for is the fact that you haven't lost yourself in get rich quick programs or push button software.

    You stuck to methods that work - blogging, writing, clients. Well done for keeping it simple and beautifully effective.

    Why not use some of your income to outsource and begin to scale hngs up?
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