I made my first sale today! Exactly how I did it.

44 replies
Hello Everyone,

I just made my first sale ever online! I have to start by thanking those on the Warrior Forum who regularly offer awesome content, and I wouldn't have done it without becoming a War Room Member.

Okay, so you can check out my site at www (dot) imenlightenment (dot) com.

The site is pretty devoid of content so far, but I'll be adding more as often as I can (have a 9-5).

You'll notice that there are two product reviews, and one article. That article, titled "SEO Page Algorithms" is at the time of me posting this, in the #2 spot on Google! I didn't think it was possible!

Okay, so I've put up a very small amount of content, and I started pointing links at my site. So far I've used a couple blog comments, an article on Squidoo, some forum signatures, and a couple forum blogs pointing at my site.

In terms of "anchor text", I'd say that 80% of the links to my home page have the anchor text "Internet Marketing Enlightenment", and the others are "SEO", "Internet Marketing", and "Affiliate Marketing".

For each product review, and the article, there are about 10 links pointing to each page, and I think the only anchor text I used for those are the keywords themselves: "xxxx Review" and "SEO Page Algorithms".

I social bookmarked a few things, and sent out a couple of tweets on twitter (I have less than 100 followers), and that's it so far!

Regarding the article, I just used the free version of Market Samurai and found a keyword with very little competition, and I used the free version of Traffic Travis to make sure that the page got an "A+" rating in SEO.

I have a plugin called Ad Injection which rotates three (I will be adding more soon) ads which are all Clickbank products, and I used "Pretty Links" plugin to make all affiliate links 301 redirects.

That's pretty much it! It's taken me about a year to figure all of this out, but I would have done it much faster if I'd stopped reading a million forums about how to make money online. In terms of actual work, it's taken me about a month to get the site to where it is now, but over that month (if you exclude research), it's really only taken me about 5-8 hours of work.

Oh yeah, the article "SEO Page Algorithms" is 100% original and written by me, and yes I did just find some content online and re-write it myself.

You'll notice that I don't have any email capture on the site yet. I'll have that up and running as soon as I figure out how to do it.

I can't believe this has actually happened! This is the best feeling in the world!

Thanks, Warrior Forum.

P.S. If you take one thing from this forum, it's that you'll never make a dollar online unless you just get the work done. Take it from me, take action every day, and stay 190 million percent focused!
#made #sale #today
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Congratz and thanks for sharing..

    We internet marketers tend to over complicate things when only doing the simple things but on a consistent basis can have outstanding results.

    Cheers,

    ~Gary
    Signature
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4617763].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author m2carbine
    Congratulation on your first sale. Keep it comin. :-)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619091].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    Congrats on your first sale.

    The review sites do well. Good luck.

    .
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619488].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Awesome work!

    THAT is the best feeling in the world apart from the OTHER best feeling in the world of course...

    Keep it going and do it again...

    Chris Jones
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619496].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author J3thro M
      Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post


      THAT is the best feeling in the world apart from the OTHER best feeling in the world of course...


      Chris Jones
      I AGREE

      Oh yeah, congrats on your first sale and more to come since your doing hardwork. What a feeling
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619773].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author XYZcontent
    Congratulations, a first sale is always very motivating!
    Signature
    (We Offer Content In Multiple Languages)

    Visit us at XYZcontent.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619554].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    Good job, now rinse and repeat!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619564].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
    Pressed the 'Thanks' button. You took the time to show your fellow warriors how simple getting started into IM is if you just invest some of your time really working on your online business.

    Motivational post as well as a reality check
    Signature
    "The work I received was magnificent – The writing was exquisite – It's more than what I expected – I must say that he did a damn good job – I was blown away with the quality – Written in perfect english – I've purchased a few services here on Warrior Forum, and this by far the best!"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4619776].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wgempire
    Awesome, that first sale is the one you will always remember.

    hopefully many more sales will come soon.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620052].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author KamauAustin
    Congrats. Keep analyzing and acting on your research the way you're doing and there will be many more sales coming down the pipe.
    Signature

    Kamau Austin, helps emerging businesses vibe, survive, and thrive online. He is a Dadpreneur and Publisher of: eINFoNews . Austin is also a author of Raise Cash Fast and a SEO and Social Media Professional. Contact him at: Search Engine Plan

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620072].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author billythekid
    congratulations, and thanks for telling us your method of how you made the first sale.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620151].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author DeadGuy
      Congratulations and thanks for sharing your success story. Your first sale makes your heart race, your second sale gives you confidence and your third sale confirms that, yes, you can do this stuff. Way to go!
      Signature

      You are making this work at home stuff way harder than it is. Ready for some sanity? Clear your head and start over.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620296].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jenbob207
    Congrats! Im waiting for my first internet sale....just started on Saturday!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620558].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Warrior X
    What I take away from your post is this.
    Just get a new idea up and running as fast as possible, you can correct
    course along the way. See if an idea works before you spend a ton
    of time and money on it.

    Nice job.
    ______
    Jeremy
    Signature
    #1 In WHITEBOARD VIDEOS - Great Way To Tell Your Story!
    Available Here
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4620684].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Congrats! By the way, email capture should not take you more than 15 minutes. Just use mailchimp or aweber. There are some plugins that you can use for either software to put the code up on your widget section.
    Signature

    Delighfully Inexpensive: The Scientific Formula For Profitable Blogging takes you step-by-step into how to create mind-blowing content that inspires your readers to learn more about your services.
    Scientific Formula For Profitable Blogging Link

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4622191].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
    great work. More imp. for you to do now is to setup a system out of the work you are doing and note down what's working.

    The reason you need to setup a system is that you can setup a simple process of what's working and then take a college student, train him and let him repeat this process 10, 100 and even 1000 times.

    Once you know that executing this system or process once makes you $5, there's no reason why you cannot outsource the process and execute it 1000 times and make $5000.

    This is how million dollar stories are created online. Know what's working and then scale it up to the level that you wish to earn...
    Signature

    Want to know my true story & how I got started with my internet business? What kind of problems I faced to get started & how I finally cracked the internet code? I have also prepared a 30 day blueprint for you to get started. No signup is required, just rush in to check out pure content ==> how to start an online business - And yeah, if you like what you read don't forget to 'like' & 'tweet' it. All the best :0)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4622671].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Richard Rago
    Wow,

    Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I thought I'd add one more thing. I have spent zero dollars on this site other than domain name and hosting costs.

    Cheers and thanks again to all!
    Signature
    You don't get time off from your life to figure things out. Do something. Then do more.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4625148].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Reebdoog View Post

      Wow,

      Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I thought I'd add one more thing. I have spent zero dollars on this site other than domain name and hosting costs.

      Cheers and thanks again to all!
      WOW! well done, now use your new enthusiasm to go out there and get your first 100 sales.

      Its great you followed the 3 major rules of success...

      1) TAKE ACTION

      2) TAKE MORE ACTION

      3) TAKE EVEN MORE ACTION

      Great job...and heres cheers to your next 100 sales brother.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4625329].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Bballer1
    Hey, congratulations!...and thanks for the tips! Now I have more ideas on how to start my online business.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4625365].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    well done...you have taken the first step and found some success...build up the "Fire" and keep going ya...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4625535].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Congrats - you'll never forget that 1st sale.

    Well done. Now scale it up.

    Good luck.

    Will
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4625625].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author pengpengy
    congratulations, It is very useful for me. Thank you very much. Very good share. I like it .
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4626517].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author red dog
    Good job I made my first cb sale about 4 days ago and it is a good felling keep up the good work and cheers!
    Signature

    Keep trying and never give up! Wanna workout from home need to lose some weight? Visit my blog Strength Training Workouts

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4626525].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Way to go, Evan

    We need post like these to motivate newbies and advanced marketers.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4626552].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mathias435
    Congratulations on your first sale!!!!!!!!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4626626].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author goldmineberry
    Banned
    Success starts with taking actions and small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

    Congratulations! More will come if you continue to work hard and work smart on your Internet business.

    Kind Regards,
    Anson
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4627151].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author drazz01
    Banned
    Congratz and thanks for sharing, now rinse and repeat!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4627187].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jordyhill
    I was just reading this thread and thought it would be rude of me not to pass on my congratulations - so congratulations.

    That first sale feeling is hard to beat. But there is one that just pip's it by a nose:
    Telling your boss "Bite me. I'm outta here!"

    Seriously, well done amigo
    Signature
    Total Web Solutions << Does what it says in the anchor text!
    Remember!..There are NO problems....ONLY solutions
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4627198].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Anotherdesignteam
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4644009].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author powerstrike
    congrats man, I too remember my first sale then my second, it's a great feeling
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4645861].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author albag999
      Congratulations, this inspires me to do more. Going to start work on a website tomorrow.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646031].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author creativeways
        Congrats on your first sale! More will come....
        Signature

        Coaching for all noobie Internet Marketers!
        If you are having issues with Internet Marketing and need help with anything in that area I am the one to get that help! Please contact me via PM on here!
        All the best!!!!
        Edward

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646099].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BlueCollar
    Congats on your first sale! I remember mine well and the infatuation with IM it gave me.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646486].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cedric174
    cool!...
    hope you won't get a refund!.. ;-)
    just kidding..

    (it's great!.. first sale is always the best one!... now keep going!..)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646510].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author leadgenninja
    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646815].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Well done, now write all you have done and create your own system to follow and scale it up.

    Good luck
    Simon
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646897].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author nowfindadam
    I hope you bought something 'treat like' for you, it may only be a few bucks but you will remember this day forever...congrats mate
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4646949].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Pollina
    What else can I say but MEGGA DITTOS!
    Signature
    "Be patient with me....God isn't finished with me yet!"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4647008].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author foxtrot3
    What a refreshing post! What a great change from the usual "I made a hundred bucks today" followed by zero explanation whatever.

    Reebdoog, I predict a great future for you in this racket. Thanks for an excellent post.

    .
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4647027].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    Congrats on your first sale.

    However thanks for sharing what you have exactly did to get that sale.

    I agree with you.You may learn lots of thing everyday specifically in broad fields like internet marketing or SEO but you need to take actions too on a regular basis or take actions before somebody else do it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4647060].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bizlinkx
    Congradulations and wish you continued success .
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4647751].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author MarkPavic
      Congrats on your first sale. Now go ahead and replicate what you are doing to other niches or markets. You will soon be rolling in cash. Good luck!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4647763].message }}

Trending Topics