How much time Did it take you to make your first dollar online??

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As the title suggests.I wanted to know that how much time did you guys took t make your first dollar online.
How much investment did you made?
And Are you happy with your online earnings?
I have just started my IM. carrier and want to know what is the average time it take to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Salter
    Hi David

    Cannot remember exactly how long it took, but it was an awesome feeling when it happened.

    Then the momentum kicks in and you look to build upon your first dollar, to your first $100, then first $1000, $10,000 etc.

    I remember when we launched our first big site and it turned over $42k in the first 5 days, it was simply awesome to watch those PP emails

    The thing to remember is to not chase the money. Look for opportunity in the market and fill it. Deliver big and over deliver as much as you can.

    People think that you have to innovate. But the truth is that many companies are successful by improving upon something that is already there, or delivering a similar model with their own USP.

    Good luck, don't give up early. Don't get caught in "buyers mode" the whole time and set out a strategy and run with it.

    Allow time for rest, work and play each and EVERY day.

    Martin


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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    It took me about 2 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    I don't really remember how much time I spent to make my 1st earnings, but still depends on your product. If people find it useful, a day will be enough to earn money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBizHelp
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    It took me 3 months of intensive hardwork....imagine!??
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    It took me about 3 or 4 weeks, but that was several years ago now. It used to be much easier to slap something together, get it ranked, and make some money. I think it's harder these days. Google is not quite as easy to rank quickly in, but the bigger problem for people just starting out is all the shiny get rich quick gimmicks that can be so distracting.

    The more you are able to stay focused, the quicker you will make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author rudi
    About 3 - 4 weeks from an amazon product I think the commission was $1.04

    About 2 years to be full time IM

    About 5 years to not have to worry about money
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    I "played" with IM for about 6 months before I made my first $1. My friend kept telling me to write articles for other people and I kept brushing him off. I never invested money; I spent it. I bought this and that and too many domains to count before I realized that I was stupid. (Yes, I said it.)

    Then I decided to try vWorker because I really needed some money. *POOF* I wrote 5 articles for a guy and got $25. Then $75. Then $200...within 2 months I'd made something like $1500.

    Article writing is NOT glamorous by any means, which is why I'm spreading my wings and trying my hands at PLR & small books now. I'd rather setup something with passive income than have to keep researching niches that I've never heard of and turning out high quality stuff in relation to them.

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    • Profile picture of the author Stepper
      ...it's going on 11 that's right eleven years and still counting...I ain't made sh!t online...oh but I betcha I've spent several small, medium and large sums of ca$h trying...

      even those (people) that claim that they're gonna train, coach, mentor, brainstorm, with/for you, (bs) system builders, yada yada yada...

      so after such a long time beatin my head flat against the wall...I've simply come to the conclusion that it's me...I jus don't get it...so I'm in treatment now and have never felt better...that's probably what I needed to do many many years ago...probably would have been cheaper too...
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        Originally Posted by Stepper View Post

        ...it's going on 11 that's right eleven years and still counting...I ain't made sh!t online...oh but I betcha I've spent several small, medium and large sums of ca trying...

        even those (people) that claim that they're gonna train, coach, mentor, brainstorm, with/for you, (bs) system builders, yada yada yada...

        so after such a long time beatin my head flat against the wall...I've simply come to the conclusion that it's me...I jus don't get it...so I'm in treatment now and have never felt better...that's probably what I needed to do many many years ago...probably would have been cheaper too...
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    From when I knew what IM was to actually starting took about 2.5 years.

    From when I started taking action to making my first dollar took about an hour. Go figure.
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  • Profile picture of the author saladflorida
    my first @ online ware from google adsense.
    it was on 2006, it didn't took me very long to get my first $ on adsense,
    i used to click my own ads back then lol, but not anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author bigslamgyrl
    From the time I started trying to make money online to the time I made my first real, I would say three years, and I probably spent $200-$300.

    But don't let that discourage you. I didn't have any direction online, so I kept trying business models that were working great for others but not for me.

    Then I started offering services as a ghostwriter last year and that is when I started making consistent money.

    What works for one person is not going to work for another. I tried for so long to be an affiliate marketer and I failed miserably. But as soon as I found what worked for me (writing) my whole life totally changed.

    And with the writing, I have made the connections with others to continue to grow my business and eventually break into other streams of income.

    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author highhopes
      1 week about £38.00
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by David Watson View Post

    As the title suggests.I wanted to know that how much time did you guys took t make your first dollar online.
    How much investment did you made?
    And Are you happy with your online earnings?
    I have just started my IM. carrier and want to know what is the average time it take to make money online.
    Well, when I first got into affiliate marketing, I tried to figure out everything on my own for like six months but could never make it work. Once I found a legitimate program that taught me step-by-step, it still took me 3 months. Now that I look back on it, I could have probably seen success faster if I had put more effort into it at the start. When I first started, I didn't do it for money. I just wanted to learn something new. It was more like a hobby. My first commission was $7.

    I just remembered that before that, I actually made my first money by writing on a website that used to be called Associated Content. I'm sure they have changed the name since then. If I remember correctly, my first Paypal payment was $7 from that as well. I quit doing that because I didn't think they were paying me enough, and it didn't seem to be worth it. That's when I got into affiliate marketing.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Whether you believe it or not, it took me less than a day. I launched my white label dating site in the morning, advetised it on Twitter, Face Book, used a list.... traffic started coming by the afternoon and by 11pm got a first payment of £67 ,, I simply couldn't believe that. That made me think, yes there is money in IM.
    that day and today, i keep working and focus on what I do. I would say that very first payment made me so much motivated that i keep saying to that payment for making me successful in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    It took me about six months... Sad, I know.
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  • Profile picture of the author pamon
    once i started to build a site with content, started monetizing with adsense and first buck made within a month or so. now to affiliate marketing, articles, SEO work, and others to help that adsense pot grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author twentytwo
    I made mine with ebay, years ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by twentytwo View Post

      I made mine with ebay, years ago.
      I forgot about that. I made money on eBay back in 2002-3, but (for me) I don't consider what I did as IM. I was trying to get the money to start a real-world business by buying and selling used cell phones online. I did decent for the month or two I kept it up, but then I found something newer and shinier to play with and went after it instead.

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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      I had made some money online throughout the years but I wouldn't really classify it as internet marketing, not the way I understand it now.

      When I had first found places like Warrior Forum I read a lot and looked for the simplest ways to make some money. I even out right asked how I could make just $5 right now. People could see I was serious and some decided to help me. I started making money as soon as I took some action. I'd say I was making money within the first week.

      It wasn't a lot but it kept me motivated. My revenue has been increasing since then because I'm always looking for ways to improve what I do and I'm always looking for new sources of income.

      One thing I didn't do was buy anything. I'm very conservative with how I invest my money and I need to be sure it will make me a return before I do it. There may be some great WSOs and info products out there but there are also mountains of information available for free.

      All of this "internet marketing" stuff comes down to one thing: presenting a product to a consumer and closing the sale. That's it. If you keep this in mind you will do well.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        It only took me a few months to make my first dollar with Adsense. It took me much longer to make a nice income however, as in a couple of years. I am very happy with my IM earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I made my first dollar online the second day of interent work. In fact, I made $35 my first day. I was lucky and kind of just stumbled upon IM.
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  • I went to an association meeting a long time ago and the speaker said to 200+ people if you know something of value and you don't sell that you are a moron (he literally said moron, i'm not kidding). Went home, made a 1 page sales letter and got my first $47 online never looked back took less then a day, but took me 4 days to write the product that I sold and the guy wanted a refund so I had lost that first paypal sale, but I ended up selling that product 3000+ times so it's how I got in to internet marketing.

    PS: The guy who said moron on stage (very sharp guy) is responsible for getting me into it, but I'm afraid to put his name here he is famous and blunt in the Real Estate Niche. If you PM me I will share I don't want anyone to think he is bad, I have his home study course the guy is fantastic just some people hate him.
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  • Originally Posted by David Watson View Post

    As the title suggests.I wanted to know that how much time did you guys took t make your first dollar online.
    How much investment did you made?
    And Are you happy with your online earnings?
    I have just started my IM. carrier and want to know what is the average time it take to make money online.
    It only took me a few days to make my first dollar online. I started selling ebooks on Ebay in 2005. This was back when the Iprofit Ebook Package was selling for $20 or more. I made a full-time income for about 1 year. On my best weeks I made about $500 which is pretty good for selling ebooks. I don't do that anymore because Ebay came out with stricter rules for selling download on their site. They now require you to put everything on a CD and ship it off in the mail. Many people don't listen to those rules but you can get banned if you get caught. I have over 1,000 feedbacks which is why I'm saving that account for a rainy day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Nariel
    Still trying to make that dollar........only kidding but took about a year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    I guess it depends on what your definition is of "make your first dollar online." If someone wants to do it this week, they should hire him/herself out on 'Warriors for Hire' and do some writing or web development and see money in their PayPal account by the end of the week.

    As far as making money online for yourself, that is a different ballgame -- requires much more focus and self-discipline. I for one am a fan of creating your own info-products, because I think people are on information overload and will gladly pay to get a one-stop report where they can get their questions/problems quickly and readily resolved.
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  • Profile picture of the author asuran
    For me it was one month but I had a huuge gap after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Took me about 2 weeks until I made my first Clickbank commission. I remember it was $46 I think and it was one of the best moments of my life (no joke).

    It's a great feeling to finally have that first building block. Not to mention, the confidence I gained from that first sale helped me to continue as an IMer.

    I learned everything I used to make my first sale from WF and it was completely free information. I spend the $37 or whatever to become a War Room Member and it was the best money I've ever spent. So much value in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author yesook
    it took me 4 hour and £0 investment 2 years ago with andsense and adwords with a simple site.
    if i remember correctly in that 4 hours i made £54 and spent £5 off my free £50 adword voucher.
    just wish i had stuck at im then lol o well im back at it now lets see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrinternational
    If you go out and actively look to perform a service you can start making money in a couple of hours. It just depends on what your resources are, what you know how to do and what you would like to do to earn that money.
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  • Profile picture of the author gojiberryman
    Originally Posted by David Watson View Post

    As the title suggests.I wanted to know that how much time did you guys took t make your first dollar online.
    How much investment did you made?
    And Are you happy with your online earnings?
    I have just started my IM. carrier and want to know what is the average time it take to make money online.
    Well for my first 50 dollars I have made online it took me about 5-7 months. My heart almost stopped when I realized it at first. I was just logging into my clickbank account and to my surprise... BAM! 50 freakin bucks... I was sooo happy
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    • Profile picture of the author Charlesbass
      I haven't made any money yet. I started 3 months ago, read everything I could find on IM for about a month, then I bought a program to learn Affiliate Marketing.

      I first read through it, then found my niche and created my first website. I have now fifteen 800+ words article, and I will start backlinking as soon as possible.

      My life's pretty busy so I have to work on IM on my spare time, and
      I have been very careful these last few weeks with all the worries with the Penguin update, I don't want to screw anything up since this is my first website.

      It's so tempting to start other projects as I read this forum, but I want to stay focused to hopefully earn my first dollar by the end of the summer at most.
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  • Profile picture of the author asuran
    I think the only thing which matters is that when was the first time when one got their first recurring commision because that is the start of areal business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    You could make your first $ online today or next year, it all depends on you.

    It took me around a few weeks to take some very small steps and get my first payment online, which was $35. What a feeling that was
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Guest
    It took me around a week to get my site made and PPC campaign built. Once the campaign was live I was in profit immediately and always have been since then.

    My favourite time was for a car finance site, It took me 2 hours to build the site, 30 mins for the adwords campaign and I got my first sale an hour after that - £30 sale for £6 of clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Nick
    Its not set in stone how long it will take, you can make that first sale today, you can make that first sale after a month. Just work hard and if you remember to spend more time setting up your money making sources than you do learning lots of different ways to make money you will cut the amount of time it takes you to make that first sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fireworks Freelancer
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    Making your first money online depends on how much experience you gathered, how much distractions you were able to overcome and most importantly, how much money were you willing to sacrifice.

    These are the few things that determines your first income online.

    Alpha.
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  • Profile picture of the author FNHPWR11
    Took me about a month. Keep pluggin away. If I could start new....
    Be a "producer" as soon as you can offer any help to anyone. Creating and marketing your own products is the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Perry
    It took me about 3 years to see any real money. I dabbled A LOT in different strategies and trying to find the "secret." I finally focused on one method until I saw results and scaled everything that I was doing. It takes time to find what works for you but when you do, it is such a good feeling. Keep at it!
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    • Profile picture of the author xdarata
      Well, it is difficult to ascertain. Many factors determine how quickly to make money online. For example, by what medium we make money: affiliate, advertising, selling its own products, etc. Then the theme (keyword) that we target, optimization capabilities, the tools we use, and others. Even more important is our ability. If we are newcomers, of course it takes longer because we still have to learn a lot. But if we have advanced, so a month or two months we can make money.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        My first dollar was made very quickly writing articles for a content mill. That seems so long ago now. Quickly moved onto private clients and one private client I wrote for had his own IM business, which got me into it. Funny how things work out sometimes.
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