Well, stap me vitals, my first $100 day!

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I suppose I had better do the customary post and "thanks to the Warrior Forum" (genuinely) for what turns out to be my first $100 day the other day. Well, more like $120 or something.

I know it's quite easy to hit $100 days (and far more) with product launches and whatnot, but this is JUST "passive" income, i.e. I didn't have to do anything EXTRA that day to earn it, which is kind of the Holy Grail for most new IMs, I think.

It's taken me several years to get this far, particularly because I have never been full-time IM, it's more of a "sideline", I guess (and I will always keep eggs in other baskets). But also it took me joining WF a year or so ago - WHY didn't I do that before!? - to start understanding how to be consistent and start thinking of IM as a business. I am particularly bad with jumping from one thing to another, in life generally, not just IM.

I suppose you want to know how I did it, well, I wish I had some "method" to share with you, but the truth is, although I did not have to do anything THAT day to reach that level of earnings, it was the result of many months, and even years of hard work and learning. Like I told you, I just can't resist mixing it up and trying different things, so my earnings are a combination of:
  • sale of own product/s
  • Adsense
  • affiliate products (Clickbank, EPN, etc. etc.)
... oh and probably a few other things, I forget now

If I can share something from my experience - yes, you DEFINITELY do NOT want to do like I have done and get involved in a zillion different things online, but I feel it IS a good idea to put your eggs in several baskets, so you do not get hit by the next set of regulations/Google algorithms/etc. etc. and so you have more chance of succeeding.

If I could start again I would probably
  • build ONE very good, authority niche site to monetise with Adsense or affiliate products (not in IM preferably)
  • develop ONE very good product, also not necessarily in IM and then gradually work on developing back-end products

And I would probably leave it at that - you can EASILY make a full-time income doing those things with not TOO much work, and a lot of fun, hopefully.

But I do so love trying different things... sigh...

Thanks WF once again for being such a great place to learn!

See you at my first $1000 day
#$100 #day #stap #vitals
  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Fabulous, really pleased to hear that you made your first $100 a day! It's always great to see warrior forum members doing so well. Hope it works out well for you in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    That's awesome news. Well done. Remember to bring the cake at the $1000 day event. You can afford it then

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Congrats!

    That's an important step.

    i'm looking forward to meet up with you in the $1000 / day club, when we both get there :-)

    Best regards
    /Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Ha, thanks, yeah, that ought to be an awesome cake, but you know what it's like, you get to $1000 and you start thinking, hey, that's not such a big deal, I can do more than that
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    $100 days are easy

    The trick is to keep 'em coming day after day...

    Just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      $100 days are easy

      The trick is to keep 'em coming day after day...

      Just my two cents.
      Well, that's what I mean - if I ran a WSO or something obviously that would be easily achievable, but I am talking here about purely "passive" income. That takes some scaling of what I am doing now, but now I know what I have to do.

      Oh, and I am sure I will run a WSO sometime soon too - How I Hit $100 a Day Doing 14 Different Things at the Same Time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    AWESOME! When Can I achieve that kind of money. I failed doing a website, I failed doing a WSO, I fail writing articles. Now I currently work on Fiverr with inconsistent income.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

      AWESOME! When Can I achieve that kind of money. I failed doing a website, I failed doing a WSO, I fail writing articles. Now I currently work on Fiverr with inconsistent income.
      You know, people say, stick at it, scale up, take action, etc. etc. But there is also a kind of element of luck, where you finally find the approach (or more than one) that's just right for you and that actually 'works' for you - that is usually your own unique twist on what other people are doing. There just is no "one-size-fits-all" "system" for earning from IM, sometimes it can take a while just to "get it". A lot of people give up before then, though.

      You should SEE some of the rubbish I came up with before I started understanding the business better - I spent WEEKS coding websites that would never go anywhere, that kind of thing. This forum is a great resource because you really can see what's 'working' for others and try to adapt that for your own needs, personality, capacities etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
        Originally Posted by markowe View Post

        You know, people say, stick at it, scale up, take action, etc. etc. But there is also a kind of element of luck, where you finally find the approach (or more than one) that's just right for you and that actually 'works' for you - that is usually your own unique twist on what other people are doing. There just is no "one-size-fits-all" "system" for earning from IM, sometimes it can take a while just to "get it". A lot of people give up before then, though.
        First off, great job!

        Next, this post alone is golden....There are so many ways to make money online and yet we need to start with those methods that resonate well with our skill sets and preferences. Then it's all about taking action and tweaking it as we proceed. So often our greatest successes come from twists that we come up with along the way!
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      Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

      AWESOME! When Can I achieve that kind of money. I failed doing a website, I failed doing a WSO, I fail writing articles. Now I currently work on Fiverr with inconsistent income.
      Get yourself a mentor and follow a blueprint that is proven, and don't keep jumping from one thing to another, find something and stick at it until it makes you money...scale it up...rinse and repeat.

      Hope this helps


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  • Profile picture of the author tarad
    Good One Man.. But u never really let us in on how U really made the money. Meet U @ d top.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by tarad View Post

      Good One Man.. But u never really let us in on how U really made the money. Meet U @ d top.
      Weeeeell, I would just would be repeating things that have been said a million times, but in short:

      - create sites with quality content that answer people's questions, preferably around a topic that attracts a lot of Adwords advertisers - monetise with eBay listings, Adsense, affiliate products etc. Get them ranked mostly by virtue of their good content.

      - create a product that solves a problem people have, or helps them achieve something they want to achieve. Underprice it! Create an affiliate program, get word out, etc. etc. Provide great support.

      Honestly, there is nothing that hasn't been said already many times on this great forum. Like I said, you just have to find the approach that works fort you, with your own twist.
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    That's fabulous news OP. Celebrate it humbly and aim to hit $200, then $400 days and so on!! Respect for doing it on the side too..

    Keep going and hope it becomes a snowball effect
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by Des Lau View Post

      That's fabulous news OP. Celebrate it humbly and aim to hit $200, then $400 days and so on!! Respect for doing it on the side too..

      Keep going and hope it becomes a snowball effect
      Oh man, "on the side" is right - with a small child climbing all over me, and an offline business to run too. Oh and 10 hours or more mountain-bike training a week at peak times of the year I sometimes wish I could go full-time with IM, but I just love doing different stuff way too much!
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  • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
    Great new. I hope I will make the same post by the end of the year
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Congratulations! Always nice to see people succeeding with their goals.

    Kudos to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    Congratulations! Good for you, you must be doing something well so now all you gotta do is keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Scabia
    This is great. Congrats man!
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  • congrads i have the same goals in mind just have to hit 100 dollars a day first
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    • Profile picture of the author mystockanalysis
      I am just starting out, but view this is as an inspiration. I will be happy when I have my first $1 day
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      • Profile picture of the author markowe
        Originally Posted by mystockanalysis View Post

        I am just starting out, but view this is as an inspiration. I will be happy when I have my first $1 day
        Ah, well, just remember, it's unlikely $1 will satisfy you, though it's nice to get those first pennies It's not a bad idea to aim a LITTLE higher than that, actually!

        The thing about earning that first $1 is that it really needs to happen in such a way that you KNOW how you achieved it and what you need to do to scale it up - that it's part of some greater plan. See what I mean?

        If you earn your first $1 just off some random Adsense click, then that's not really a sustainable business because it isn't going anywhere, it's almost the same as luck. But have a plan, and keep at it, and the $1 mark ought to come and go VERY quickly!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    Congratulations! I do agree it can take just one authority website to take you off and feeling like superman .... but why just do one when you can do 100 of them? What I can tell you from here on out, is that it will only keep getting better! Enjoy your earnings and expand quickly from that!
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by ProvenViral View Post

      Congratulations! I do agree it can take just one authority website to take you off and feeling like superman .... but why just do one when you can do 100 of them? What I can tell you from here on out, is that it will only keep getting better! Enjoy your earnings and expand quickly from that!
      Agreed - actually authority sites by my definition take quite a long while to get going, in the order of months, but it IS scalable, just a case of perfecting the process and not turning it into another spammy method. Definitely an avenue I will be continuing down in future, especially as writing content is a forte of mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Congrats dude. Drinks on you :p








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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Good on you!

    Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author shegotmail
    Originally Posted by markowe View Post

    I suppose I had better do the customary post and "thanks to the Warrior Forum" (genuinely) for what turns out to be my first $100 day the other day. Well, more like $120 or something.

    I know it's quite easy to hit $100 days (and far more) with product launches and whatnot, but this is JUST "passive" income, i.e. I didn't have to do anything EXTRA that day to earn it, which is kind of the Holy Grail for most new IMs, I think.

    It's taken me several years to get this far, particularly because I have never been full-time IM, it's more of a "sideline", I guess (and I will always keep eggs in other baskets). But also it took me joining WF a year or so ago - WHY didn't I do that before!? - to start understanding how to be consistent and start thinking of IM as a business. I am particularly bad with jumping from one thing to another, in life generally, not just IM.

    I suppose you want to know how I did it, well, I wish I had some "method" to share with you, but the truth is, although I did not have to do anything THAT day to reach that level of earnings, it was the result of many months, and even years of hard work and learning. Like I told you, I just can't resist mixing it up and trying different things, so my earnings are a combination of:
    • sale of own product/s
    • Adsense
    • affiliate products (Clickbank, EPN, etc. etc.)
    ... oh and probably a few other things, I forget now

    If I can share something from my experience - yes, you DEFINITELY do NOT want to do like I have done and get involved in a zillion different things online, but I feel it IS a good idea to put your eggs in several baskets, so you do not get hit by the next set of regulations/Google algorithms/etc. etc. and so you have more chance of succeeding.

    If I could start again I would probably
    • build ONE very good, authority niche site to monetise with Adsense or affiliate products (not in IM preferably)
    • develop ONE very good product, also not necessarily in IM and then gradually work on developing back-end products

    And I would probably leave it at that - you can EASILY make a full-time income doing those things with not TOO much work, and a lot of fun, hopefully.

    But I do so love trying different things... sigh...

    Thanks WF once again for being such a great place to learn!

    See you at my first $1000 day
    Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes all the info. out there is so overwhelming! Very many crooks and very few good guys. And then, when you get the good guys like those I've heard on this forum WA, Ryan Moran, Google Sniper, there's so much information to take in. WA seems to be my best bet now since most other affiliates mentioned are members and they give it good ratings only, there's so much information! It's scary just thinking about paying for a sign-up.
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      Originally Posted by shegotmail View Post

      Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes all the info. out there is so overwhelming! Very many crooks and very few good guys. And then, when you get the good guys like those I've heard on this forum WA, Ryan Moran, Google Sniper, there's so much information to take in. WA seems to be my best bet now since most other affiliates mentioned are members and they give it good ratings only, there's so much information! It's scary just thinking about paying for a sign-up.
      By WA do you mean the Wealthy Affiliate project?
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  • Profile picture of the author gigawatts
    Thanks for sharing your story, it's really encouraging to hear.
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  • Profile picture of the author frolls
    You give me hope. Maybe you should keep a record on what you did and you can share it. Beautiful Good luck to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author pers1t
      Congrats, allways like to hear success stories
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremyja
    Awesome dude, congratulations! This is what inspires other warriors the most, I believe - money, success, reaching the goals. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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