How Long Before You Created Your First Product?

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For those of you that sell your own products, how long were you in Internet Marketing before you started selling your own stuff?

And what was the thing that influenced you to give it a shot?
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Boisvert
    Originally Posted by Eric Transue View Post

    For those of you that sell your own products, how long were you in Internet Marketing before you started selling your own stuff?

    And what was the thing that influenced you to give it a shot?
    6 months. Because I got sick and tired of reading how well everyone else was doing and it pissed me off enough to just go and do something positive instead of doubting myself. Worked out pretty well.

    Once you start making money off of something you created or a service you offer...it becomes addictive

    keith
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  • Profile picture of the author NWJewelry
    A few years, it's hard to find the time when you are working for someone else...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kerry Finch
      It was around 18 months before I realized that I had acquired the necessary expertise in my niche (SEO content writing). In the end it was my mentor and key client (James Schramko) who encouraged me to create Overnight Writing Income. Since then I've created several other niche-related info products, and a training course.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        About 9 months. My first one was a foreign language course.

        It was a lot of fun, sold OK, now, like one of the other posters said, it is quite addictive.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidesamulson
        I think a period of 1 year before.
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    • Profile picture of the author idk007
      Originally Posted by NWJewelry View Post

      A few years, it's hard to find the time when you are working for someone else...
      its been about a year, now i decided to write an ebook and list on amazon. in the end its about selling the shovel, not prospecting for gold
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      blah blah blah

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  • Profile picture of the author zuko
    Took me around a year, but I've been in the game for a few years but never been interested in publishing my own products until now..

    My latest product is a FREE IM/Affiliate Marketplace where you can post your WSO's for free
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    • Profile picture of the author SuccessMarketer
      Currently working on a product... before I got started it took me just under 3 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    4 years.

    And the thing that influenced me to jump was the idea of getting paid every month for work already done previously. I guess that was rooted in the fact that I was neck-deep in the service industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author eBusinessChamp
    5 years to get a product to market.

    Probably have 5-6 90% complete products!

    I decided that for once, keep it simple and straight forward!
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    As a retailer, I had the products first and then I had to figure out IM. It took me quite awhile but because there weren't as many people online back then, it was much easier. After about a year I was rollin'!
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Murray
    I'm currently working on my first product 6 months back in IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Transue
      Originally Posted by Keith Boisvert View Post

      6 months. Because I got sick and tired of reading how well everyone else was doing and it pissed me off enough to just go and do something positive instead of doubting myself. Worked out pretty well.

      Once you start making money off of something you created or a service you offer...it becomes addictive

      keith
      Couldn't agree more Keith! I don't want to think about how much stuff I've missed out on because of self doubt. Now I don't even wait...I just take action and see what happens.

      Originally Posted by NWJewelry View Post

      A few years, it's hard to find the time when you are working for someone else...
      Time is definitely an issue if you have another job. I've sacrificed quite a bit of sleep to get this IM thing going. But it's been well worth it!

      Originally Posted by Kerry Finch View Post

      It was around 18 months before I realized that I had acquired the necessary expertise in my niche (SEO content writing). In the end it was my mentor and key client (James Schramko) who encouraged me to create Overnight Writing Income. Since then I've created several other niche-related info products, and a training course.
      That's awesome! Mentors have been a huge help for me as well.

      Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

      About 9 months. My first one was a foreign language course.

      It was a lot of fun, sold OK, now, like one of the other posters said, it is quite addictive.
      It's definitely addictive. And quite fun to see the sales roll in and positive testimonials from buyers that have really benefited.

      Originally Posted by davidesamulson View Post

      I think a period of 1 year before.
      I wish I had started creating products a year in.

      Originally Posted by zuko View Post

      Took me around a year, but I've been in the game for a few years but never been interested in publishing my own products until now..

      My latest product is a FREE IM/Affiliate Marketplace where you can post your WSO's for free
      Pretty sweet! There are some amazing WSO's warriors have created.

      Originally Posted by SuccessMarketer View Post

      Currently working on a product... before I got started it took me just under 3 years.
      Way to go! Make sure to stick with it till it's done. I had a few "almost" completed before finally finishing my first one.

      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      4 years.

      And the thing that influenced me to jump was the idea of getting paid every month for work already done previously. I guess that was rooted in the fact that I was neck-deep in the service industry.
      Passive income from work already done is always nice.

      Originally Posted by eBusinessChamp View Post

      5 years to get a product to market.

      Probably have 5-6 90% complete products!

      I decided that for once, keep it simple and straight forward!
      5 to 6? That's great! It's going to feel great when you get them to 100%

      Originally Posted by Giftys View Post

      As a retailer, I had the products first and then I had to figure out IM. It took me quite awhile but because there weren't as many people online back then, it was much easier. After about a year I was rollin'!
      Keep rollin!

      Originally Posted by idk007 View Post

      its been about a year, now i decided to write an ebook and list on amazon. in the end its about selling the shovel, not prospecting for gold
      "...it's about selling the shovel...." So true!

      Originally Posted by william1872 View Post

      I'm currently working on my first product 6 months back in IM.
      Good luck with your product! It's a real rush once you complete it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    I created my first product (software) 5 years before. Begun selling it online 2 weeks later, and made first sale after 3 years.
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