I finally made my first $100

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**UPDATE**

This thread is two months old. Some one bumped it. SInce making this $100 in Feb, I have made $xxxx. I thank you for the congrats on the $100, but I am WAY past that now.

What did I do? I developed a system. I stuck with that system and tested different niches. I then kept testing and testing, and now I have a successful online business.

If you want to be successful - TAKE ACTION, LEARN, TAKE MORE ACTION, TEST, TAKE MORE ACTION, and you WILL SUCCEED.


** End of Update**

I just checked my CB stats. As of today, I have now made my first $100 selling affiliate products. In fact, I have made $122.00, plus another $20 in adsense. I havent got a check yet, but it is still pretty cool.

Since I made that money from things I learned in his thread. This is how I did it:

I created 4 sites in four different niches.
I created a sales page as the main page for each site.
I added a blog to each site /blog
I bookmarked each site
I made 5 posts on each blog and bookmarked them using socialmarker
I began my article marketing campaign.
I have now written about 67 articles over those niches.
The articles drive traffic and have resulted in most of my sales.
A couple of sales came from marketing on Yahoo answers. (I have a knack for getting best answers.)
Granted it took me 6 weeks to make that hundred - and I worked my butt off!

Anyway, I think the key to making money is taking action. I dont think there is any real secret per say, but there is some great info out there in some WSO's - particularly Jeremy's WSO's. The things he has shared with me via PM are AMAZING!

I now need to figure out how to increase sales a bit. I think a couple of my niches were duds, but I learned how to drive traffic to them. Even though they didnt make much in sales - the experience and lessons learned were worth $$$$ Once I find a couple of good niches, using the same keyword research and SEO on my articles, I will have a nice business!

Until then... Thanks for the help of WarriorForum
#$100 #finally #made
  • Profile picture of the author JackTheLad
    Awesome, Congratulations!
    Nice to know that all that work is now starting to pay off for you, well done for sticking it out. Here's wishing you many more $100 dollar checks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Butler
    To get your ideas from imagination to reality, you need to build a bridge called action. You built a bridge and brought $100 to you out of thin air. Congrats!
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  • Quick Update!

    I just made another $23.00 sale.

    Today is my first two sale day, and I havent touched that niche or site in two weeks!
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  • Profile picture of the author lemonarian
    Nice man, congratulations! That first $100 sure is nice... It's a solid strategy, so don't you dare try to venture into something else until THIS income stream is solid. Please, please don't...
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnathan
    Congratulations, good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    Congrats Dude!

    Glad to see that stuff is turning around for you!

    Jeremy
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  • Profile picture of the author tommyfocus
    Congrats!! More money to you, in the future!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    Congrats and what's even better is all the work that you have already done will be generating mone for you in the future as well.

    Nothing will ever be earned and nothing will be learnt without taking action. I see lots more $100 days for you

    Leanne
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    • Profile picture of the author YseUp
      Hey,

      Well done. I think my strategy is very similar to yours. I have a couple of questions for you.

      You say the main page is a sales page. Do you mean that you have set a static page as the landing page (with links to the rest of the site/blog on the side or bottom) or is it a completely separate page with no links to your blog?

      I am using wordpress so I can set it up either way. At the moment both my xxxxxx.com and xxxxxx.com/blog land on the same page (the blog)

      Are the blog posts the same as the articles you've put on the article web sites or completely different?

      cheers
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      • Originally Posted by monopuff View Post

        Great, thanks for this.. I'm just starting out like many on here and I've been trying to lay down a clear strategy to start making money. I'm not greedy, $100 I'd be thrilled! I had never heard of socialmarker, great tip. I'm about to start submitting all my sites to it. It seems like article marketing can be very effective, those 67 articles are you submitting to multiple directories, or keeping it unique? Thanks, and congrats!
        I only submit to ezinearticles. After my articles go live, I take the same article and post them to my blog. I have them set to auto update every couple of days. I am not worried about duplicate content, as long as there are no duplicates on my site.

        I mean - COME ON! Other people are publishing my articles , too. Why cant I publish them myself?

        Socialmarker is awesome, but you need to take a couple of hours and register to every site on there first. It sucks - but it is an awesome tool!

        Originally Posted by YseUp View Post

        Hey,

        You say the main page is a sales page. Do you mean that you have set a static page as the landing page (with links to the rest of the site/blog on the side or bottom) or is it a completely separate page with no links to your blog?

        I am using wordpress so I can set it up either way. At the moment both my xxxxxx.com and xxxxxx.com/blog land on the same page (the blog)

        Are the blog posts the same as the articles you've put on the article web sites or completely different?

        cheers
        I have a static page on the index, then a wordpress blog. I did that before I knew you could set a static page in wordpress DUH! The blog posts are still on the backend, kinda.
        Some templates have page templates where you can remove the sidebars on the home page, if you do not like those sidebars on the static page.

        My blog posts are identical to my articles. See above...

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author monopuff
    Great, thanks for this.. I'm just starting out like many on here and I've been trying to lay down a clear strategy to start making money. I'm not greedy, $100 I'd be thrilled! I had never heard of socialmarker, great tip. I'm about to start submitting all my sites to it. It seems like article marketing can be very effective, those 67 articles are you submitting to multiple directories, or keeping it unique? Thanks, and congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author salesmanger
    congrats on making money i know how good that feels i read your post and i appreciate you giving ideas and telling everyone what you did to me it sounds like you had to do a ton of hard work i dont know if you outsourced these articles or some of the work but wow good job and seems it really paid off im going to use some of your suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Zaouche
    Congratulations and I have to say I think it is fantastic how you came back and shared exactly how you got to $100 per day.

    I am sure that your generous spirit will be rewarded in lots of different ways.

    Well done.

    Take care

    Rach
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Rez
    Hi brother with anything to obtain better results scale it up . Outsource some of the work .I am a firm believer in outsourcing as it has enabled me to obtain great highs . I now have free time to do whatever I want .

    The hard part you have already done you have obtained the key to what it takes to earn income . Now share that key with some outsourcers and ramp it up a notch . You will quickly see a jump in income .
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  • Profile picture of the author brandonhess
    That is great. It might have taken 6 weeks, but now you have all these things in place, and they are going to start to grow on their own now. That is the problem most people have, they give up before they even start. You have to work a lot at first getting things rolling, then you can slow down a little, and it will keep growing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      Good job the first $100 is the always the sweetest.

      Will
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    • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
      Hot damn! Over $100 dollar day!


      Yee-Haw!

      Congratulations on the accomplishment..Now, as the old saying goes..

      Rinse....
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      Repeat...

      :-)

      And thanks for covering what steps you followed to generate that income...much appreciate it! Gives us other newcomers to the IM arena some serious inspiration!

      May you continue to see success!


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  • Profile picture of the author racso316
    oh man congrats! 6 week of hard work finally paying off, id be thrilled.
    i just started with affiliate marketing, and just created my clickbank account and its full of zeros =( haha but im waiting patiently to learn all the tricks and see some $$$ in clickbank soon. its pretty hard though ><
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    great job cant wait to hear to about your next success
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  • Profile picture of the author Alkody
    All your hard work seems to have paid off. I'm sure much more will be coming your way soon. Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenh
    I totally agree.

    Congratulations

    There is a bunch of good info on how to do this but pretty much none ever get any results as they overthink or try to make it perfect or get scared by doing something wrong.

    You have to pretty much ignore the daily hype of new systems and just get something up that makes some money.

    I set up a new review site (remember them?) every week and spend most of my time researching the best markets. The sites themselves are pretty basic but I just get them up and running.

    The feeling og getting that first email to say "you've just referred a sale" or "you've got funds" or checking your cb account and seeing some money in there is the biggest rush and more than that real hard evidence to replace that hope you have been living on for so long.



    Stephen
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  • Profile picture of the author Jassim
    It's really wonderful feeling when you 1st see the $100 in cb account. That's the 1st award for your hard work. Congrats my friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author alankay
    Yes. Action creates opportunuty.

    67 articles! How did you write so many?

    What are your secrets?
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Well done, keep up the good work
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  • Profile picture of the author ohgworld
    Congratualtions, "Shkad14"

    Now that you made your first $100, your next goal should be $1,000 and that should be followed by $10,000 ... I am sure you will achieve all of your next goals - just keep pushing!

    Good luck, Giselle
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    shkad14 congratualtion, I have agree taht this forum is amazing, I have learned more from 2 week in here that never have in the past.

    Keep focusing and implementing your action plan and soon you will be in $$$$$$$ per day!

    All the best,
    Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author zoelka
    Congratulation..
    Keep it up..!
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  • Profile picture of the author thelastmuse
    Congrats. Way to go. DO update us of your future earnings :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
    I'll echo the congrats...

    The cool thing about the fact that you've written a lot of articles is that those should provide passive traffic for well into the future. You might try reading those articles into a microphone, making short videos out of them and using the content as videos to double your reach. TrafficGeyser does a great job of submitting stuff like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jace
    That's great! That is very true about taking action. That is the secret! That and educating yourself, This can take some time though.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcus passey
      congratulations,I am almost on the $100 mark to so I shall be following your methods very closely.

      cheers

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  • Wow! A two month old thread has emerged.

    I have made a lot more than $100 since then. That was just the beginning.

    I found that reaching $100 was difficult, but after that it became real easy. It is all about testing and acting.
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  • Profile picture of the author william.jack38
    Congrats, for first 100$. This will be great help to newbie. I have also tried with my 2 blogs and got easily 250-300 bucks. Traffic is the key in Affiliate Marketing. So Drive more to earn high.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Congrats! now remember to duplicate your proven system and scale tit outwards and upwards!

    To your success!

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author edhan
      Yes. You have made the right choices and taken the correct steps.

      Now, you have to replicate your success to generate more of the $100 made. Don't re-invent the wheels but replicate it again and again with other niches. Hope to hear you saying .... I have made $10,000!

      As I can see, you seem to understand how IM works. And you can do various testing to further improve the sales. Remember to stick with the basic strategy that has got you making your $100.

      Congratulation! Keep up to good work!
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Sanchez
        There is nothing more motivating than that first sale. It reinforces all of your effort and lets you know what you are doing is actually working. Soon you'll get bigger and bigger checks and perpetual motivation. Congrats.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Charles -

          Glad to see you update this - way to go!

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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Well done, Charles, it's good to see people doing well and getting results.

    It's also good of you to share your tactics so others can benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Az Ozegbe
    Congrats!
    This is great.Keep it up,action pays.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vince L
      This is an awesome post!

      Thanks for not only sharing your initial success and methodology but also for following it up with how thing have grown from there.

      It's always encouraging to see someone making it not with "tricks" or "techniques", but with a plan & consistent action.

      Thanks again.
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