yesss finally made my first sale

by Kaplan
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I finally made my first sale which feels so rewarding. Initial payment of $20 from CB plus $20 more for the next 4 months if the subscription isn't cancelled.

I only just got started building the list, so I've only got 6 people, but it definitely shows that its not in the size of the list!

My secret formula for anyone wanting to make their first sale (yeah Im talking like an expert now):

Be a friend that wants to provide the best help and material for your marketplace. Bond.

The sale came from my thank you page, so it's good to put your affiliate link there as the prospect could be hottest then is what I learnt.

So now hopefully will try and duplicate this. I managed to make my first sale by blocking out and promising to myself to ignore any new methods to make money online and stick to the pure proven basics, and just be cool.
#finally #made #sale #yesss
  • Profile picture of the author mindreaderwriter
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    Kaplan, that's a nice story. I'm in the process of learning how CB works, what to do in CB's Marketplace, and so forth. I wish we can have a chat via Skype so I can ask you how did you start. Would you mind emailing me your Skype ID to mindreader.writer @ gmail dot com?

    Thanks Kaplan!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kaplan
      Hey, sure I'll help with what I can.

      I'll put my skype here: kapln_tt4
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Congrats on your first sale.

    Now repeat the process a hundred times in the next month
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      Originally Posted by GeraldGigerl View Post

      Congrats on your first sale.

      Now repeat the process a hundred times in the next month
      Thanks, I believe the first sale for me is the most important and Im guessing for most people as well. If you make 1 sale, then you realise theres nothing stopping you from making 2, then 4 etc, and repeat like you said! Then maybe outsource the entire thing, create your own premium product etc, many possibilites.
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        Congratulations mate.. I hear you and that first sale is the most important one of all.. I bet you'll never forget that one.. Do as GeraldGigerl says... now you gotta repeat that process 100 times this month.. again congrats mate..
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    Congrats on the sale and keep going! Try to rinse and repeat and you'll start seeing the commissions pile in!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickels
    Congrats man!
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    Good job man!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaplan
    I know this has been said a lot and when your just starting out it can seem useless advice but I find it's definitely more the mindset than anything else. The tools you need to succeed are dead simple imo once you have a grasp of the basics. Listening to Tony Robbins and Brendon Burchard has helped a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author toby26
    Keep up the good work. It is only the beginining
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  • Kaplan that is Awesome!! You are very wise to put your blinders on and stay focused on a proven system. You took action and got results. That is fantastic!! Just rinse and repeat!! Wish you great success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Right on. Congrats. The first sale is the best one. Let's you know that making it on line is possible. It only snowballs from here. Ride the momentum and keep doin' what you are doin'
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    kaplan can you briefly tell us what you did thanks mate
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  • Profile picture of the author James Paul
    Well done & keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Well Done Kaplan, First sale always make people more motivated and focused. It is a good start and remember, there are thousands of sales waiting for you. You need to reach there with dedication and hard work. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    Well done on getting your first sale. Stay focused on what is working.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestofcb
    Congrats Kaplan !!!

    I know first sale matters a lot and how much satisfaction and happiness it brings.
    It boosts you confidence and motivates you to work more and more.

    I still remember my first sale a few days ago....
    I was so excited and happy that in the next 3 days I got 2 more recurring sales.


    Best of luck for future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Duggan
    Good work! Congratulations!

    Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

    Be a friend that wants to provide the best help and material for your marketplace. Bond.

    The sale came from my thank you page, so it's good to put your affiliate link there as the prospect could be hottest then is what I learnt.
    And that's some wise advice considering you've just started. There are lots of marketers who could apply that and make more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kaplan
      I think I will start looking for some high priced products to promote if they want to take it to the next level after buying the first product I promote. I don't wanna strictly settle with a $20 sale!
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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    Congratulations on the sale!! Always a great feeling to get that first sale in! I can still remember mine some years ago... it was the motivation that led me to continue pushing through, and the rest of the sales I continue making after always add a burst of joy knowing you're succeeding little by little in what you enjoy!

    Keep pushing forward... and if you ever have a moment where you feel like you can't push on, the warriors here will help. They definitely kept my head up when I felt a bit out of it. Let the first motivate you and each one after keep you focused with your eyes on the prize! Congrats again!
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  • Profile picture of the author ishuvonet
    Congrats on this.Making first sale always a challenging issue,but once you got that it will come with lots of inspiration too for getting further success.
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    congratulations this is good news. I hope I can follow you. This is very inspiring to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan J
    Good job bud, keep that fire burning!

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats to you. Here's to many more.
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    Gratz mate.First payment is always to be remembered.Keep going and keep earning!
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      Congrats!! now scale up, and remember repitition is key so rinse and repeat
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    Really well done!

    Repeat repeat repeat

    Good luck with sale number 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9..........................
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    congrats! More to come.

    You've made the right decision to build a list from the start.

    The sky is the limit.
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    Congratulations on your first sale.
    Wishing you many more to come!
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  • Profile picture of the author Challendge
    great news!
    Your confidence and attention to what worked is going to lead to many more sales.

    Once you start treating your customers like dollar signs, you lose. If you keep up your attitude of bonding and giving them the best service, you are laughing.

    To your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Nice work now send more traffic.
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    • Kaplan

      Let me add my congratulations to all those you have already recieved.

      That first sale feeling just can't be bettered .

      The thing now is to keep hold of that feeling, and when you go through those less good times (and they WILL happen!), just remember how it felt and the fact that you have been able to do it once and therefore you CAN do it again.

      Enjoy the good times and learn from the hard times.

      All the very best
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    Congrats!!! My 'first time' memory is my first webinar which gave me $900. Boy was I jazzed that all this stuff actually worked...

    Thanks for sharing yours...

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    Wow! Congratulations to you! I am happy for you!
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    Awesome! If you did it once, you can do it again. Keep doing what you're doing.
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    And that my friend is motivation

    Congratulations, looking forward to many more sales for you.

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    Congratulations! It feels good, doesn't it?
    By the way,what's your niche?
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    Great job! And yes you are right, even though it's tough to do you gotta put the blinders on!
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    Hi mate,

    It was nice to see your first Sale.
    Congrats for that.
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    Congratulations! I know you'll make many, many more of them. Wish you the best!
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    Congratulations for your sales and that was a great share.
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    Congrats and you are definitely on your way to some mega profits! You already have the mindset that it takes to succeed (following one goal and avoiding the shiny objects).
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    Re: yesss finally made my first sale

    Hi, Take my thunderous congrats !

    Hoping you are not a fresh newbie like me struggling with way out of serious information overload issues; trying to get a site up and running, fixing my affiliate links, list-building and a very sure way to proceed leading to my own first sale too.

    I hope that with focus and dedication I 'll also make it like you did. Congrats !!


    ultimuw45
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    • Profile picture of the author Kaplan
      Originally Posted by ultimuw45 View Post

      Re: yesss finally made my first sale

      Hi, Take my thunderous congrats !

      Hoping you are not a fresh newbie like me struggling with way out of serious information overload issues; trying to get a site up and running, fixing my affiliate links, list-building and a very sure way to proceed leading to my own first sale too.

      I hope that with focus and dedication I 'll also make it like you did. Congrats !!


      ultimuw45
      Hey, trust me there's nothing to get overwhelmed about. Follow this: setup a squeeze page with a bribe that fixes their number 1 problem, or at least gets then closer to fixing it. Video always converts better. When they opt in, take them to a 'my story' page which basically introduces yourself, can be a couple of paragraphs, saying your story of struggle and how you stumbled on techniques that worked. Put an image of yourself at the bottom. Then link to your thank you page so they can download your gift, and right below the gift 'inform' them of a cool site which has info that you wish you had when you first started out (in whatever niche you're in)which will be your affiliate link.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kaplan
        And if you do make a few sales through that, then my last thread titled how to easily make money can guide you onto starting a serious profit bringing business.
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          Congratulations on making your first sale! Now you can repeat the process many, many more times so you can make a lot more money. Rinse and repeat.
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    Congratulation..... There is no specific way of success, so you can chose your one which give you much comfort. The actual thing is the belief. If you believe that, you can do better in a certain way, keep your faith, be confident and go for the success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Preeti
    Congrats Kaplan, how exciting is that?!?!

    You're on the right track, work on building a REAL relationship with your list members, give them value, help them out, respond back to emails--it's all about authentic marketing!

    Keep on going and congrats, happy to share in on your first taste of success!
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    Good job! Only six email subscribers - and more to come.
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    Congrats Man on getting your first sale, i am also struggling hard in affiliate marketing.
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    Great work. how do you feel getting your first sale online, do you think like you are millionaire now..
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    Well done!!! That is quite encouraging. Keep it up.
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    Congrats!! I am really happy for you. Hopefully, this will be the first of many sales for you. Best of luck!!
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    congrats mate for your first sale as no doubt you will taste much more success in your life but you will always remember your first sale so keep it up and best of luck for your next coming sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander Lessa
    That is awesome! I remember my first sale online... AMAZING feeling! I wanted to conquer the internet from that day forward. lol. Best of luck to ya! Keep moving forward.
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    Congrats, rinse and repeat!
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    Glad to hear that you are having some success, Im hoping that i am successful with one of my sites. Best of luck in the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    How long did you market your site to get the sale? Did you do any SEO? Or did you do Onpage SEO and leave it at that?

    But congratulations on your first step to millionaire journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetSensei
    Congrats. No question that the first sale is pivotal . Your second and third will be equally pivotal. The first sales shows you that it is possible, but the next 2 or 3 seal it in your heart and soul that you can really do this.

    So keep pushing forward to get those next couple of sales and before you know it, sales will be coming on a regular basis.

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    Hi Kaplan,

    I have just sent you a request on Skype. Please add me...I need a few minutes of you please.

    Thanks,
    Nizam
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  • Profile picture of the author jaynie
    Terrific, I am really pleased you have cracked. I have been trying for a few months now and still waiting for my first sale. Never give in is my current motto.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    Kaplan - well done on your first sale, no doubt it will be the first of many

    The hardest thing is just to get off the mark and get the ball rolling, once you get used to it and see which methods work best you'll see it become easier and easier. Now you have your first one in the bag you might aim to make 1 sale per week, then 2, then 3 etc.

    Consistency is the key and once you make a few sales often enough you'll see a nice little income stream mounting up. Great idea promoting something with residual income i.e. do the work once and earn the benefits long into the future
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    you will always remember your first sale and your first check.
    regards
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    How long did you market your site to get the sale? Did you do any SEO? Or did you do Onpage SEO and leave it at that?
    But congratulations on your first step to millionaire journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author gax13
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    Congrats for your first sale and ... let us know when you do 100 sales
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    congratulation Kaplan!
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    good job man. Thanks for sharing. Now just focus on this one thng and scale .... and u r going to make it big ..... the first $$ are the sweetest :-)
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    Congrats! Let's hope it's one of many!
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    Great Job!!! Keep growing your business!
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    I remember my first sale. $1.79, was awesome a trial period for some product. Aww good times!
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    My first couple sales came from clickbank too. Good going!

    I never built a list at the time although I'm working on it now. =]
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    Always love to see these stories. Next shoot for 10.. then 100.. then 10000000!
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    Congrats! Keep up the good work!
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    Awsome, this is great...
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    Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

    I finally made my first sale which feels so rewarding. Initial payment of $20 from CB plus $20 more for the next 4 months if the subscription isn't cancelled.

    I only just got started building the list, so I've only got 6 people, but it definitely shows that its not in the size of the list!

    My secret formula for anyone wanting to make their first sale (yeah Im talking like an expert now):

    Be a friend that wants to provide the best help and material for your marketplace. Bond.

    The sale came from my thank you page, so it's good to put your affiliate link there as the prospect could be hottest then is what I learnt.

    So now hopefully will try and duplicate this. I managed to make my first sale by blocking out and promising to myself to ignore any new methods to make money online and stick to the pure proven basics, and just be cool.
    congratulations
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    Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

    I finally made my first sale which feels so rewarding. Initial payment of $20 from CB plus $20 more for the next 4 months if the subscription isn't cancelled.

    I only just got started building the list, so I've only got 6 people, but it definitely shows that its not in the size of the list!

    My secret formula for anyone wanting to make their first sale (yeah Im talking like an expert now):

    Be a friend that wants to provide the best help and material for your marketplace. Bond.

    The sale came from my thank you page, so it's good to put your affiliate link there as the prospect could be hottest then is what I learnt.

    So now hopefully will try and duplicate this. I managed to make my first sale by blocking out and promising to myself to ignore any new methods to make money online and stick to the pure proven basics, and just be cool.
    congrats man!!! that story is inspiring for many newbies who are struggling to make the their first sales
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Congratulations to you. For some reason this seems like the hardest one. People say lack of confidence is the reason. That may well be the case. Still, more power to you. It should get easier now. Please post some more. Thank you for helping to inspire us.
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    Congrats !!
    Keep doing and focus on !!

    Nice job !!
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