Woo Hoo - First Affiliate Sale (just £5, but it's a start!)

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So I work up this morning to see that I made my first affiliate sale!

I wrote a review of the mobile phone network I use, and for each person that orders a sim card and activates, I get paid £5.

I run a not-for-profit (PricePie « A fair and ethical price for all), which helps ethical businesses show their customers where their money goes when they buy things from them. My website ranks highly for certain terms in Google, and it seems that when I write a blog post on a certain subject, very quickly it gets to the top of the listings.

Now, I will only promote ethical companies who I use myself, so thought, 'why not?'. For UK Warriors, if you're not already on GiffGaff, I recommend them highly! They're a cooperative, so when you get a sim, you become a member. If you help people out in forums or get friends to sign up, they pay you cash. You get contract style packages, but not on a contract - just on a month by month basis. I pay £15 per month and get unlimited data, unlimited texts, 400 mins and unlimited calls to people on my network. They run on O2 network, so reception is great!

If you want to check out my review, take a look here: GiffGaff Sim: Why I Use and Recommend Them

Happy days. I'm also promoting a Clickbank product through list building, so hoping sales will come in for that soon
#affiliate #hoo #sale #start #woo
  • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
    Off to town to spend my earnings..haha!
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  • Profile picture of the author Val Wilson
    Congratulations - feels good, doesn't it? The first of many I hope...
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by Val Wilson View Post

      Congratulations - feels good, doesn't it? The first of many I hope...
      Thankyou, yes, feels great! My plan is to make enough passive income through IM so I can focus full time on my not-for-profit.

      Everyone here has been immensely helpful, so thank you to all that have contributed
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  • Profile picture of the author Khyber
    Nice work m8. Now all you need to do is anything but keeping low profile. :
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by Khyber View Post

      Nice work m8. Now all you need to do is anything but keeping low profile. :
      Thanks - I intend to keep at it, consistently. Nice to have a result every now and again to keep me going
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    It is such a nice feeling to see your account opened with the commission out of your first sale! Congratulations and get going, the sky is the limit!
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      It is such a nice feeling to see your account opened with the commission out of your first sale! Congratulations and get going, the sky is the limit!
      Thanks! I will do just that, after I've walked in to Brighton to have a coffee with my earnings
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  • Profile picture of the author Dutch warrior
    Nice work!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Hey, way to go. It is such a great feeling when you make your first sale. Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Congratulations afilmarket! Now scale it up to see more great results.
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  • Profile picture of the author SutejoTan
    congratulations mate. what ? off to town to spend your hard-earned money?
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  • Profile picture of the author digialun
    Congratulations afilmarket. A sign of things to come. Well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Congratulations! I'd bet there are few feelings that compare to making one's first sale as an affiliate. Spend your hard earned money wisely!

    Now it's time to rinse and repeat, and try to increase traffic and conversions on your website. It's only a matter of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Congratulations! I enjoy posts like these where the op is really happy for
    Their succsess, it pumps you up that's for sure.
    Here is for more!

    Cheers!


    KaL.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronblevins
    Great job! If at first you don't succeed, try, try, TRY! This is a perfect example of how persistance and hardwork does pay off! I'm happy for you!
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    • Profile picture of the author sonic74
      Congrats on your first Affiliate Sale Afilmarket.....

      You can scale it up..... post more reviews- articles , build Squidoo lenses it's a great option !

      I hope you more sales to come
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      • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
        Originally Posted by sonic74 View Post

        Congrats on your first Affiliate Sale Afilmarket.....

        You can scale it up..... post more reviews- articles , build Squidoo lenses it's a great option !

        I hope you more sales to come
        Thanks a lot for all the nice comments! With this particular example, I won't be able to scale it up too much, as it's on the website of my not-for-profit, so I can't compromise the reputation of it.

        I am, however, building a list for my ClickBank product (see signature) and am doing my best to sclae it up and make a good passive income. It's a good product, which I've bought myself, so am sure it's just a matter of time before the money comes in
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  • Profile picture of the author The Marketeer
    Wahay!

    Well Done!

    Nice to read success stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    Even if the product your selling is only making you a few bucks a pop, that doesn't mean it can't be more of a gold mine than something making you $50. It all depends on how easily scale-able it is and the traffic you are getting to the offer. Many more people are going to give you $5 for something they want then will give you $50 for junk so in the end when you're making 50 $5 sales to 1 $50 sale it is much more worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by gasman View Post

      Even if the product your selling is only making you a few bucks a pop, that doesn't mean it can't be more of a gold mine than something making you $50. It all depends on how easily scale-able it is and the traffic you are getting to the offer. Many more people are going to give you $5 for something they want then will give you $50 for junk so in the end when you're making 50 $5 sales to 1 $50 sale it is much more worth it.
      Cool, thanks for the tip
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  • Profile picture of the author akg12
    Congrats! It is a great feeling for sure. I hope your second one comes faster than mine... I'm still waiting but only 2 months in so...
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanGillam
    You live very close to me! So many congratulations! (for the sale, not the living close to me part)
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by RyanGillam View Post

      You live very close to me! So many congratulations! (for the sale, not the living close to me part)
      Oh really? Small world. It's actually a friend who lives in Hove who got me in to this.

      He was teaching English, then got in to IM. He now makes enough money that he bought a 2 bed flat in the centre of Hove, does IM full time, has a selection of the most amazing guitars and sends his kids through private school! Very nice chap. So he is my mentor, and target I'm aiming for.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Congrats. Five is not a big number. Wish you at least Fifty next time. Just keep working hard and I am sure you will achieve a better success very soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    Wow! That lets you KNOW that this business IS real and doable. Great start for you! Hope your coffee was awesome...Kristie
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    My first affiliate sale (Clickbank) was for around $14.00. I didn't get all that excited but then three weeks later, after not having done any more work, I got another $14.00 sale. That is the moment the light bulb went off that the work I was doing would continue working for me over time. Just keep at it!
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  • Profile picture of the author RhondaG
    Way to go! It's always exciting to get your first sale and even the second and the third, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Congratulations on your first sale! this is just the beginning. You will only go on from here. Wait until you wake up one more to a bunch of sales. That will really make your head spin for a few minutes.
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    Congratulations! It is everyone dreams to make their first dollar on the Internet. And you are one of them who did it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Awesome work!

    I love threads like this!

    If you can make £5 you can make £5000000000 - just scale up, polish, refine, rinse and repeat.

    Congratulations!

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesutterson
      Well done. As the famous quote says..."Every journey begins with a single step".

      Look forward to hearing about your next steps, leaps and jumps!
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    • Profile picture of the author afilmarket
      Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

      Awesome work!

      I love threads like this!

      If you can make £5 you can make £5000000000 - just scale up, polish, refine, rinse and repeat.

      Congratulations!

      Chris
      Thanks! Out of interest, when you say, as many other people have said, 'scale it up', what exactly do you mean? Like, for this specific example, how I've written a review of my mobile network on the website of my not-for-profit, how could that be scaled up?
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    COngrats. Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author lordkensal
    Good stuff. "from little acorns do mighty oaks grow" - so rinse and repeat. If it works - keep doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Francis Ochoco
    Congrats, keep working at it and you will see your sales grow!
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