How did you make your first $1 ?

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I made my first dollar my selling advertising space on my site, how did you make yours?
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  • Profile picture of the author flipgrind
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    I made my first $$ online by freelancing at oDesk. I do SEO work and I do that for 4 months before I started my own online business.
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    • Profile picture of the author arranrice
      Originally Posted by flipgrind View Post

      I made my first $$ online by freelancing at oDesk. I do SEO work and I do that for 4 months before I started my own online business.
      Seems good!
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    I sell physicals good at Ebay...

    I believe, making money at eBay is the easiest way for newbie
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by elexmedia View Post

      I sell physicals good at Ebay...

      I believe, making money at eBay is the easiest way for newbie
      Likewise and I thoroughly agree.

      It's the most obvious and most overlooked source for making money.

      Some people just aren't interested in putting in the effort to sell tangible goods though...
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  • Profile picture of the author MN Warrior
    I made my first dollar on Google Adsense.

    (mmo of course)
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    • Profile picture of the author positivemagic
      Originally Posted by MN Warrior View Post

      I made my first dollar on Google Adsense.

      (mmo of course)

      What is mmo? Thanks
      Isabella Fiorentino
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      • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
        Originally Posted by positivemagic View Post

        What is mmo? Thanks
        Isabella Fiorentino
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    I make my first dollar in PTC site. Then the PTC site shutdown and I cried

    I make my second first dollar through Squidoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Since the thread title doesn't specify on or offline...

    I made my first dollar buying one-pound bags of chocolate for $0.59 and selling them door to door for a buck a bag. Stuff was obviously cheaper when I was eight years old. After that little adventure I was hooked on commerce of all types.

    My first online buck was as an Amazon affiliate back in 1997.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I made my first dollar buying one-pound bags of chocolate for $0.59 and selling them door to door
      Oooh, either you had a chocolate manufacturer in the family or you're actually trying to show your age - a pound of chocolate for $0.59? Not in my lifetime, I suspect ... :confused:

      I made my first steady dollars online writing articles for marketers.
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      • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Oooh, either you had a chocolate manufacturer in the family or you're actually trying to show your age - a pound of chocolate for $0.59? Not in my lifetime, I suspect ... :confused:

        I made my first steady dollars online writing articles for marketers.
        Probably not in two of your lifetimes.

        I'll fess up. It was 1962. And for the money the chocolate wasn't very good.
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    Years ago I created a memorial website for an old high school that was destroyed. I created a directory of alumni and charged a small fee to be listed.
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    Washing cars at the local Texaco station.
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  • Profile picture of the author lorenzmac
    My first couple of dollars came in through adsense as well. I made an area rug site without checking out the competition. Bad idea lol. Lets just say that the first twenty dollars were my last twenty dollars for that site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Feels great to have you first cash in internet marketing. Hopefully you'll be successful in this career.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Somerville
    Was in the make money online niche, and I did it by helping others to learn and become successful online. It just proves that you can help others and still make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamseo
    I have made my first pound by promoting one of the affiliate in cj. I don't remember the name name of that affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreasJacobsen
    I made precisely 1$ with AdSense I never earned enough with AdSense to get paid, but whatever
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianDowns
    I did a fiverr gig and made my first 5 bucks online.. Didn't last tho. It was too much work for only 5 bucks LOL!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    I made my first $1 through Amazon.. Made sales from some Squidoo lenses I had created.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    I sold my domain name for 75,000$.

    After that I knew there was tons of money to be made online, and created multiple empires for multiple income streams.

    Never looked back once.
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  • Profile picture of the author arranrice
    Wow! Such A difference in making money!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
    Adbrite ads. That was my first foray into IM a few years ago and I quickly gave up on it.
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    "Keep moving forward."
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    • Profile picture of the author James Sides
      My first dollar ever was made selling a $2.99 recipes book for dog treats back in 2005. Good ole Pay Per Click marketing for $.05 a click.

      Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author bradudan
    Tough question.. very very hard with Google Adsense.. I remember those days how hard i've worked for every single cent...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Converting Copy
    I got slightly scammed by a $50 "marketing" eBook about 6 years ago. I say scammed because it was something like a very stretched out 20 pages and the only thing it taught was how to create an Adwords ad and put a Clickbank link in for direct traffic (not permissible anymore).

    Still, I made that first sale and was like... wow REAL money! I made about 5 more sales, breaking even or losing a bit overall and finally gave it up but it was enough of a taste to convince me to keep going and find actual ways of making money via affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author virtualprincipal
    Sold a weight loss book from Clickbank the day before Christmas two years ago.

    I remember looking at my wife and saying, " I told you I could make money on the internet"!....
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      • Profile picture of the author nellterry
        Ebay. Then came the writing money. Haven't made my first dollar through straight IM, though. Hope to soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author positivemagic
      Originally Posted by virtualprincipal View Post

      Sold a weight loss book from Clickbank the day before Christmas two years ago.

      I remember looking at my wife and saying, " I told you I could make money on the internet"!....
      Very nice!
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  • Profile picture of the author canada94
    Made my first buck with Adsense, even before my first product sale.lol
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  • Profile picture of the author semutdesign
    I made my first $1 using adsense, but the first real money that I get is from services i offer as a ghost webmaster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Amazon.. but didn't make enough for them to send me the cheque for another couple of years.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevevox
    I created a website showing off screen printing equipment that I built at home. I make money from AdSense and selling on Amazon.
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  • Mine was through adsense. I had a blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peru101
    First dollar was through TextBroker, a writing site where you choose your work and, upon acceptance, get paid. Rates are ok for the articles if you are a good writer, but you can make more with your own writing site.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    getting rid of my old textbooks on amazon lol
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I made my first dollar having a lemonade stand when I was a kid.

    I made my first dollar working for my neighbor when I was 13.

    I made my first dollar working at a fast food restaurant when I was 16.

    ...my first job out of college.
    ...my first sale when I opened my first offline business.
    ...my first rent check when I collected it from my first piece of real estate.
    ...my first big check when I sold my first property.


    ;-)


    Online, I made my first $1 the same time I made my first $1250.00 because I sold one item with an affiliate commission of that size.

    Then I did nothing for several years.

    This last time, I made my first dollar creating a list from a squeeze page and selling an affiliate product.
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  • Profile picture of the author blaugrana
    i made my first dollar doing some survey in ciao, that's really fun
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  • Promoting the Rich Jerk product back in 2006 .
    I can still remember how good it felt seeing that first sale. I almost couldn't believe my eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkdevoid
    I made my first bit of money from a browser game I made a few years back. I made quite a bit but I didn't put enough back into advertising/marketing/backlinking.. so it doesn't make as much any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    I made my first $1 through Amazon

    Easiest money I ever earned
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    • Profile picture of the author paul64
      I made my first $1 from a "network marketing" company, actually it was 18 cents the first month after that it was $75, then $130, well you get the picture, and I'm still getting paid every month from this company
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    • Profile picture of the author Simon Nugam
      made my first $1 selling candy to classmates...

      on the web: had a page about a computer game and put up an affiliate link. i was thrilled by the first cents I made and the first check about a few dollars I've received.
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    • Profile picture of the author adribabe
      I've made 100% of my dollars from advertisement.
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      My first $1 online was very exciting! It cam from adsense.

      My first $1 offline was from the Tooth Fairy.
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      • Profile picture of the author positivemagic
        Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

        My first $1 online was very exciting! It cam from adsense.

        My first $1 offline was from the Tooth Fairy.
        Toothfairy! Love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author renukoot
    I made my first sale back in 2009 by selling the Banner Advertisement in one my websites.

    It was the date 15 Sep 2009 at around 11:30 PM when I was about to go to sleep, I receive the mail from my payment processor. I just forget all the tiredness and had the sleepless night.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    I believe my first dollar came from paid surveys, I think about 6-7 years ago (if I am not mistaken). It was a happy feeling to say the least.

    Thankfully nowadays my blog is making me more money, but the feeling is the same always. You are just amazed at how this thing (whatever it may be) is actually working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    You find information that sells and you send visitors to it. Plain and simple the more visitors the more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    The first $1 I ever made was from mowing lawns when I was a little kid.

    My first $1 online was from selling junk on eBay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    I made my first dollar with Adsense. Now, Adsense accounts for the majority of what I earn online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venkat001
    I mean, if you are asking about online activity, I have made my first income through adsense long back in May 2008. That's when I have recieved my adsense account and I have made around $151.78 (May 1 - May 31).
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I made my first few bucks through a quick and simple freelancing task several years ago. It's a great feeling you know?
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  • Profile picture of the author Femylatina
    I made my first $ by having a dating website: DiverseOnlineDating
    Its Free to sign up, Free to Search, and Free to reply It Works!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author SuppaDave21
    I made my first $1 with a blackhat cpa technique....(I know I was a naughty boy for that) I tried the whitehat stuff for a while with no success, so then I decided blackhat was the way to go....AND I WAS RIGHT!!!!

    Well I was right to an extent hehe Yeah I made money with blackhat (I ended up making $1,500 that month, and actually got paid for it), but more importantly I figured out that I didnt make money becuase whitehat sucks I made money becuase I really stuck to it instead of reading how this is washed out...and that this is saturated...and this doesn't work anymore etc...

    So I turned my ATTN away from bh and I focused and started making money the right way ever since
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Me and a friend bought some tubes of cremes found at the veterinary pharmacies. They are meant for cows and contain lots of antibiotics. We used acetone to clear up the tubes from the original label, and applied a new label that went something like this: "Zit Eraser". We sold them for $10 each to the guys/girls that had acne.

    Don't get me wrong, it works, but temporarily

    Anyway we only sold about 3 or 4 so no damage done.
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  • Profile picture of the author hidden ninja
    From adsense back in 2008 it was so amazing whn I saw my first $1 and received my first payment after few month which was $100
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  • Profile picture of the author guardinator
    I answered a question on Yahoo Answers with an affiliate link years ago. It generated $78 dollars in one Month. I didn't even have a blog yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author hassan001
    I made mine via ebay selling Hunting Knives
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  • Profile picture of the author saxatwork
    Rentacoder (now vWorker), that's where I made it first. That was 7 years ago I guess...
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I made mine thru clickbank as an affiliate making $23.76 - first ever sales.. 2 years ago
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
    My First dollar online was from google adsense .when i was 11 i made a blog about club penguin and put adsense on it.

    My First dollar offline when i was 6 i sold my friend a pokemon card (i hyped up its abilities) xD
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Y
    I made my first dollar online back in 1997 or 1998 selling Furby on eBay. That Christmas I sold about 70 of them. Form the I had the itch to make money online
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  • Profile picture of the author puneet tyagi
    i made through google ad
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Was hired as a copy cub, wrote sales letter and paid $150 via money bookers. It was exciting.
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  • Profile picture of the author im1217
    Made first $1 thru signing up people to GDI (mlm)
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    Popped that cherry with an affiliate product. I remember the hardest part was figuring out where to get the traffic from, once I sorted that I started to make a ROI.
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
    My first $1 in IM was through Adsense too- it felt great, but then it took me 3 years to earn $100 and get my first pay out!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichiiCapone
    I made my first amount of money online last night.

    I sold one of my websites for $55 on flippa.

    Not quite the same as an affiliate commission I know, but for me it still counts
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  • Profile picture of the author add191
    same, i got my 1st $ from Amazon, it's not much when i earned my 1st 8$ but it was a real motivation after so many failures.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryKathan
    First dollar - bought mini snickers bars and sold them at recess in about the 4th grade.
    First Internet dollar - eBay
    First IM dollar - bought some of Liz Tomey's PLR and did resell on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Originally Posted by arranrice View Post

    I made my first dollar my selling advertising space on my site, how did you make yours?
    copy machine at school. got caught in the laundry mat at the dollar change machine - figure it was karma or sumthin'
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedfire10
    i made my first $$ on $harecash
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  • Profile picture of the author andreaskam
    Google Adsense! Took a ridiculous amount of clicks and time - would never put them on my site again!
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    Amazon KDP
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    Writing articles for clients
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  • Profile picture of the author jblinzy3
    If I remember correctly I started off as an affiliate for Mike Dillard and made my first money with his company. Made a couple youtube vids and let'em fly! :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author positivemagic
      Originally Posted by jblinzy3 View Post

      If I remember correctly I started off as an affiliate for Mike Dillard and made my first money with his company. Made a couple youtube vids and let'em fly! :-)
      You still doing videos? Do you have a YouTube channel?
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthoni
    Made mine from freelancing. Creating websites, writing small programs. Then moved onto AdSense.
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