My First money made online! YES! Thanks Amazon!

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Hey guys.
This is my first post on this forum or anywhere whatsoever, reporting that I have earned something online. EVER.
I would just like to say this: THIS STUFF WORKS!



If you see the screenshot, 3 items shipped in 2 months only. If you say that this is nothing, please keep 3 things in mind:

1) I’ve never earned ANYTHING online, and this is the first time I see any commissions on any affiliate site I’ve ever registered to. So understand my joy.

2) I barely had any visitors to the sites (currently I have 2 of them). See, 2 of those sales came from click throughs of a site I abandoned last year like in May. Maybe around 20 unique visitors in total, about 4 click throughs, and 2 sales! Guys, I had ABANDONED this site!
DISCLAIMER: I'm working on the traffic for these sites. The one site I had abandoned I'll start working on it now lol, but the other one, I'm workin on the traffic/SEO as we speak =)

3) My sites are not even ranking on the first page for the keywords I'm targeting! So it's not like I expected much from all this.


The third sale, well I honestly don’t know where it came from. I love that about Amazon Oh and also, there is one sale that hasn’t shipped (happened 2 days ago), and that’s why it doesn’t appear there. But it’s appearing soon on my advertising fees =)

I haven’t had that much traffic on that third sale either. That was maybe the 6th or 7th REAL click through I’ve had on this new site I’m making. And my stats on Amazon are wrong cause I’ve been clicking through my items a lot to check them out, to finish writing the reviews or whatever (instead of using non-affiliate links), and that screw up my stats. Oh well. Won’t happen again.


So, guys. Internet Marketing WORKS! I’m very far from being a guru or someone who knows everything. I don’t even know how to do proper off-page SEO. I outsource it all. Maybe that’s a skill I should be looking to learn next…?

So anyways. I wanted to share this to encourage anyone still struggling, it’s been almost 3 years for me since I heard the phrase “make money from home”/”make money online/”internet marketing” in my life. And this is the first time I see something real. The feeling is indescribable. Can anyone relate?

Oh and one more thing: Amazon CONVERTS! I’m still amazed lol.

I’ll be gone for the afternoon today (US time), but at night I’ll be back and I'll be happy to answer any questions if there’s any (and if I can answer them haha), and any comments anyone wants to add I’ll read them all and reply to them (if it’s not too many =P).

Thanks Warriorforum, this is the place where I learned 80% of the stuff I know about making money online. Now, scale up, RINSE AND REPEAT!
#amazon #made #money #online
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      Originally Posted by NickCesarz View Post

      Congrats! Feels good doesn't it!!
      it sure does! haha. This has been my goal for the last 3 years. Seeing it come true is the best feeling ever. No kidding.
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      • Profile picture of the author toman
        Originally Posted by Abraham16 View Post

        it sure does! haha. This has been my goal for the last 3 years. Seeing it come true is the best feeling ever. No kidding.
        Congratulations, keep working,make it as a motivation to succeed in the future!
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        • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
          Originally Posted by toman View Post

          Congratulations, keep working,make it as a motivation to succeed in the future!
          Thanks..!! this can only go up! I'm really excited about the journey coming up! =)
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    • Profile picture of the author sadikaust10
      hey dud what is the easy prosess to make money.
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      • Profile picture of the author sadikaust10
        what is the process for this?
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  • Congratulations! I know how you feel right now, and offer some advice.

    You're seeing a conversion for this, any conversion is still good, maybe it's time to scale it up a little and get more visitors to that website. Optimize anything that it's lacking or is not up to par, and make even more =)

    Again congratulations, and good luck in all your future endeavors!

    -Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      Originally Posted by Dragonfire Wealth View Post

      Congratulations! I know how you feel right now, and offer some advice.

      You're seeing a conversion for this, any conversion is still good, maybe it's time to scale it up a little and get more visitors to that website. Optimize anything that it's lacking or is not up to par, and make even more =)

      Again congratulations, and good luck in all your future endeavors!

      -Paul
      Thanks!! And yes, you are right. I'm definitely doing something that converts (or Amazon is doin it, who knows), but I am working on the traffic/SEO for the sites. Thanks for the reminder =)
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    keep your spirit bro,,
    i also amazon affiliate
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Congrats on your success!

    Wish you best of luck - and repeat the process ten times as soon as possible
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    Congratulations on your success! If you can make a few dollars you can surely make a thousand and beyond! Keep working hard!
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    Congrats!!

    It works if you work it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    Congratulations. I got a fair bit from Ebay yesterday and I am waiting on Adsense for a cheque which is double Ebay's but the point being that when we really focus, we can make money! Emphasis 'can'.

    Well done. Long may it continue

    Brian


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  • Profile picture of the author WinstonTian
    That works!!

    You see, you've gotten the first step. It's
    time for you to snowball into bigger leaps
    of success.

    What are you doing right?

    What is the 80% that is not contributing
    to your success? Cut off that slack.

    Bring on the guns with that 20% that
    is making you sell... and you're on a beach
    party!

    Don't simply scale it up. Optimize your
    current funnel. Get better conversions.

    Keep it going!
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    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Congratulations. Way to go. I am sure that many more sales will be coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    Good job Abraham.

    Keep that first momentum going.

    Hopefully one day your account would look better than mine below.

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  • Profile picture of the author Campaignmarket
    Hey there Abraham..

    Just a quick question, did you have a mentor here or did you just do it yourself?
    As I know there are few programs out there that you can buy into that teaches you how to do it, even the WSO FBA Program being offered here!

    If you need some help or tips on getting more sales on Amazon please feel free to PM
    me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Wel done Abraham, now get more traffic to the sites and you will see your commission coming in. Rinse and repeat for more passive income.
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    Hey, Abraham16.

    Great job man! Now you are going to be addicted to waking up in the morning checking Amazon stats!

    Keep working hard and keep positive!

    @ DiSossa.... that is a nice screen shot bro, I will keep that in inspiration bank haha
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
      Hey

      GREAT JOB I am always preaching that if you stick with Amazon you will start to make sales and many of my students make their first ever dollar online with Amazon and it boosts their confidence and shows that you really can make money online with Amazon.

      Now its just a case of rinsing and repeating

      Congrats and wishing you many more sales

      Kickin it on Amazon

      Gaz Cooper
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      • Profile picture of the author Campaignmarket
        Originally Posted by Gaz Cooper View Post

        Hey

        GREAT JOB I am always preaching that if you stick with Amazon you will start to make sales and many of my students make their first ever dollar online with Amazon and it boosts their confidence and shows that you really can make money online with Amazon.

        Now its just a case of rinsing and repeating

        Congrats and wishing you many more sales

        Kickin it on Amazon

        Gaz Cooper
        Amz Training Academy
        It's great a way to get a boost of confidence, no doubt about it!
        But it doesn't really help much if you don't understand how it works!
        Which a LOT of the marketers/sells on Amazon DON'T know how.

        For many it's based more on luck - if there is such a thing, rather than based
        on knowledge on how Amazon ticks! I'm sure you know how since you teach others how to market on Amazon!

        There is only a few things that make products sell on Amazon, as long as it's a sellable product - know these and you can make it huge on Amazon!

        Basically understand how the buyer based search engine on Amazon works and you're 75% there with the sales! Why? Because the people there are not searching for information like on Google, they're are there because have a need and they're willing to pay for it! Simple!

        So what makes a product climb to the top in the Amazon search engine!

        Popularity
        User-reviews
        Velocity of activity with the product! (Sales, reviews, clicks on the product link) But especially sales - even give-aways make it climb higher!

        Thats basically what you need in order to succeed. Then implementing this is a whole different matter!
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        • Profile picture of the author mirza786
          Hello

          Firstly I would like to say Congratulations for your effort and travailing work that you had done. You may have saw or hear this proverb "Reap what you sow". Now you are getting the fruit which you had sowed some times ago. :-)

          Well, I'm not asking you to give me party lol. Instead of party, can you spend some of your precious time in showing the way how you have earned this money? I have nil "0" knowledge about these things. I just need some of the basic knowledge regarding this thing. I'm SEO writer at odesk but getting amount very less than what you got. Also I got very much bored writing articles..

          Waiting for your sincere replies...

          Thanks

          Regards

          Mirza
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    wow...good.
    I always know that amazon can give the good result
    keep sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    Guys thank you so much for the replies. Right now im on a mobile phone and its kinda difficult to reply to people comfortably from here.

    Im reading all the mrssages and I promise that tonight I'll reply to everyone.

    Thanks!!!!

    Newbies: keep pushing forward. This works!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jesisco
    Congratulation Abraham for your success!
    Keep working and scale things. You will see big numbers soon,

    -Jesisco
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Well, congratulations I'm getting closer to making my first money online I can feel it, I'll be over the moon when that day comes even if it s $10!
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    Well done on your success Abraham - now Rinse & Repeat my friend, Rinse & Repeat!

    Keep us up to-date of your progress, I'm sure a lot of our fellow Warriors would get a lot out of reading about your successes.
    Best of Luck - Noel.
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    Congrats, now scale up what you are doing
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  • Profile picture of the author Stacey77
    Congrats! I'm getting ready to start with Amazon and your post gives me motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    WOOHOOOO congrats on making your first dollar or should I say first couple of hundred dollars

    Now you know what is working and stick with it

    Then scale it up and make more again congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author phans
    keep going you are on your way!
    i am also grinding it out with amazon at the moment
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  • Profile picture of the author Irwin Dominguez
    Congratulations Abraham -

    Rinse and repeat, buddy - rinse and repeat!!!!

    Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author CK Pittman
    Congratulations, Abraham16! I guarantee you it won't be your last ( : Keep up the good work and just double what's working for you and "drop" what isn't! Way to go! Looking forward to your next update....
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      Originally Posted by bamstk090 View Post

      keep your spirit bro,,
      i also amazon affiliate
      Originally Posted by GeraldGigerl View Post

      Congrats on your success!

      Wish you best of luck - and repeat the process ten times as soon as possible
      Originally Posted by quercus5 View Post

      Congratulations on your success! If you can make a few dollars you can surely make a thousand and beyond! Keep working hard!
      Originally Posted by jakecoop79 View Post

      Congrats!!

      It works if you work it.
      Originally Posted by Hackbridge View Post

      Congratulations. I got a fair bit from Ebay yesterday and I am waiting on Adsense for a cheque which is double Ebay's but the point being that when we really focus, we can make money! Emphasis 'can'.

      Well done. Long may it continue

      Brian


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      Originally Posted by WinstonTian View Post

      That works!!

      You see, you've gotten the first step. It's
      time for you to snowball into bigger leaps
      of success.

      What are you doing right?

      What is the 80% that is not contributing
      to your success? Cut off that slack.

      Bring on the guns with that 20% that
      is making you sell... and you're on a beach
      party!

      Don't simply scale it up. Optimize your
      current funnel. Get better conversions.

      Keep it going!
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Congratulations. Way to go. I am sure that many more sales will be coming.
      Guys, THANK you for your kind words!! This really is a big step for me, as I said, after 3 years of struggling with this, I'm finally seeing the fruits of my work. It's the best feeling ever!

      I'll keep posting the results!
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      • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
        Originally Posted by ivanadee View Post

        wow...good.
        I always know that amazon can give the good result
        keep sharing
        yep yep!! =) totally agree

        Originally Posted by twentytwo View Post

        Hey, Abraham16.

        Great job man! Now you are going to be addicted to waking up in the morning checking Amazon stats!

        Keep working hard and keep positive!

        @ DiSossa.... that is a nice screen shot bro, I will keep that in inspiration bank haha
        I already am haha! it's crazy, but it sure keeps me motivated!

        Originally Posted by Simon74 View Post

        Wel done Abraham, now get more traffic to the sites and you will see your commission coming in. Rinse and repeat for more passive income.
        Yes! Thanks for the encouragement! =)

        Originally Posted by Gaz Cooper View Post

        Hey

        GREAT JOB I am always preaching that if you stick with Amazon you will start to make sales and many of my students make their first ever dollar online with Amazon and it boosts their confidence and shows that you really can make money online with Amazon.

        Now its just a case of rinsing and repeating

        Congrats and wishing you many more sales

        Kickin it on Amazon

        Gaz Cooper
        Amz Training Academy
        Thank you Gaz. Your content seems to be pretty cool, I might check it out in the near future =)

        Originally Posted by jesisco View Post

        Congratulation Abraham for your success!
        Keep working and scale things. You will see big numbers soon,

        -Jesisco
        Thanks Jesisco! I sure will, and I'll keep yall posted on this same thread! (or another, who knows!)

        Originally Posted by Noel Cunningham View Post

        Well done on your success Abraham - now Rinse & Repeat my friend, Rinse & Repeat!

        Keep us up to-date of your progress, I'm sure a lot of our fellow Warriors would get a lot out of reading about your successes.
        Best of Luck - Noel.
        Thank you so much Noel. I will keep everyone posted on my progress for sure.

        Originally Posted by Stacey77 View Post

        Congrats! I'm getting ready to start with Amazon and your post gives me motivation.
        Keep pushing forward! That's the key! Amazon works for sure.

        Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

        Congrats, now scale up what you are doing
        =) scale up. That's the key =P

        Originally Posted by Isaiah Jackson View Post

        WOOHOOOO congrats on making your first dollar or should I say first couple of hundred dollars

        Now you know what is working and stick with it

        Then scale it up and make more again congrats
        Well, first couple of hundred of revenue for Amazon. For my personal commission it was actually a little less than $20 bucks. But still, it's a start! And it will keep going up!
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        • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
          Originally Posted by Campaignmarket View Post

          Hey there Abraham..

          Just a quick question, did you have a mentor here or did you just do it yourself?
          As I know there are few programs out there that you can buy into that teaches you how to do it, even the WSO FBA Program being offered here!

          If you need some help or tips on getting more sales on Amazon please feel free to PM
          me!
          Well, I've bought A TON of products Amazon related. Products on review sites, authority sites, and basic things like having a site that looks good and stuff.

          So I just combined a bit of everything and did my own thing. Review sites, but I made sites that look pretty decent, with a nice theme, and that have evident (but not too salesy) buttons to click to go to Amazon for more info.

          The rest? Amazon sells itself bud. They CONVERT! I love it!

          Originally Posted by mirza786 View Post

          Hello

          Firstly I would like to say Congratulations for your effort and travailing work that you had done. You may have saw or hear this proverb "Reap what you sow". Now you are getting the fruit which you had sowed some times ago. :-)

          Well, I'm not asking you to give me party lol. Instead of party, can you spend some of your precious time in showing the way how you have earned this money? I have nil "0" knowledge about these things. I just need some of the basic knowledge regarding this thing. I'm SEO writer at odesk but getting amount very less than what you got. Also I got very much bored writing articles..

          Waiting for your sincere replies...

          Thanks

          Regards

          Mirza
          Hi Mirza.

          I feel very honored that you ask me this, since like I said in the OP, I'm very far from being a guru. So I appreciate that, and thank you.

          Just to clarify: In the picture you saw $400, but it really is $18. That's the actual commission I'm getting for myself (The advertiser fee column).

          As for "what I did", I really just made sites that were about a product, or a product category having enough search terms, and making sites around those keywords, putting reviews and information that is useful to the reader.

          Think of yourself looking for a physical product on Google. If you go to any other site other than Amazon, what do you expect to find? Would you click on the links of a site that looks crappy or that has a bunch of useless ads? (not saying no ads at all lol. There are places to put ads and that don't look obtrusive on the site).

          So put yourself in the place of a person looking for information on a physical product. And make a site that is easy to browse, that has good information, and that the user can easily understand how it works and where the links are to buy what you're offering. This is key!

          The themes? It's entirely up to you. Judge for yourself, there are a bunch of review themes out there. Choose one, and if you like it, use it!

          The rest? SEO, get the people to click on your links, and.... make cash =) Amazon converts very well!

          Hope this is useful. Thanks again for reading this =)

          Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

          Well, congratulations I'm getting closer to making my first money online I can feel it, I'll be over the moon when that day comes even if it s $10!
          Keep working on it Tim. You seriously have no idea how good it feels to see your first sale. You will see it, and the day you do, let me know! =)

          Wish you the best!
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          • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
            Originally Posted by phans View Post

            keep going you are on your way!
            i am also grinding it out with amazon at the moment
            Thanks! =) Amazon is great! I'm loving it already and it's been only 5 sales =) haha

            Originally Posted by irdominguez View Post

            Congratulations Abraham -

            Rinse and repeat, buddy - rinse and repeat!!!!

            Keep it up!
            Thanks!!! I shall post my results here =) Rinse and repeat!

            Originally Posted by CK Pittman View Post

            Congratulations, Abraham16! I guarantee you it won't be your last ( : Keep up the good work and just double what's working for you and "drop" what isn't! Way to go! Looking forward to your next update....
            I will post an update for sure. =) subscribe to this thread, I might post it here, or I'll post here about the thread of my update. Whatever works haha.

            Originally Posted by CaesarSEO View Post

            Good job Abraham.

            Keep that first momentum going.

            Hopefully one day your account would look better than mine below.

            oh and it will be better! believe me
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    congrats and I look forward to your updates !
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    Congrats Abraham, Good to see success from hard work
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Good one,
    First sale is always inspiring one, It motivates one to do more, and more and more.
    Good Luck
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  • Wow nice volumes, keep the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    It is inspiring to read the sales some members have made on Amazon. This gives a lot of hope for youngsters that have decided to make money on the Internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmokranus
    congratulations on your success, keep working hard and you'll see the results
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      Originally Posted by BankBen View Post

      Congrats Abraham, Keep the hard work...
      Originally Posted by think more View Post

      Congrats man.The first sale is always a motivation.try to improve and Do hard work.
      ****All the Best***
      Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

      Good one,
      First sale is always inspiring one, It motivates one to do more, and more and more.
      Good Luck
      Originally Posted by John Matthews Chan View Post

      Wow nice volumes, keep the good work.
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      It is inspiring to read the sales some members have made on Amazon. This gives a lot of hope for youngsters that have decided to make money on the Internet.
      Originally Posted by bmokranus View Post

      congratulations on your success, keep working hard and you'll see the results
      Thanks guys!! I'm going to post a little "update" (no commissions on the update), but to show that this really can work. It's a matter of TRAFFIC! =)
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      • Profile picture of the author johnbro
        Originally Posted by Abraham16 View Post

        It's a matter of TRAFFIC! =)
        ...and CONVERSION which amazon does an excellent job.

        Congratulations, really! this is the type of post which shows to others struggling that yes, it is possible.

        I would suggest you even put that screenshot in a physical photoframe to remind yourself of the day when you broke through the barrier...

        All the best!
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        • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
          Originally Posted by johnbro View Post

          ...and CONVERSION which amazon does an excellent job.

          Congratulations, really! this is the type of post which shows to others struggling that yes, it is possible.

          I would suggest you even put that screenshot in a physical photoframe to remind yourself of the day when you broke through the barrier...

          All the best!
          Thank you so much for the encouragement! I actually should do that =) haha

          I'm loving Amazon already, and I'm sure that this will be a case study/encouragement for all newbies out there who are still struggling with this. And also for myself too, I still kinda consider myself a newbie =P.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    Hey everyone.

    I promised I would post a follow up on my sites, and here I am.

    The following "update" is not reflecting any money earned in the past couple of days. In fact, no orders were made.

    But, check this: I had 22 visitors on one of my sites in 2 days, and 6 people clicked on my Amazon links. That's a 27% click through rate. Not bad in my opinion. It could be better of course, but if the numbers stay like this, I just need a few thousand of visitors to make a decent income off of the site.

    Anyway. Here are the screenshots of what I'm talking about:



    So, that's 6 visits to Amazon from my affiliate links in the last 2 days.

    Here's the screenshot of the total visits I had on my site in the last couple of days:



    As I said before: 22 visits on my site, and 6 clicks to Amazon:

    A good 27% click through rate!

    So, guys. Multiply this by 10, or 20, who the heck knows. If it stays like this, the money will come in! As everyone says: Amazon CONVERTS!

    Let's keep the hopes up, and see what the numbers ($$$$$) will be in the next few days. I'll keep ya'll posted!

    STAY STRONG!
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Congrats !

    Feels good doesn´t it ?

    I remember how I felt more than 4 years ago, when I made my first $30 online with Adult Friend Finder by placing free classified ads with an auto-response (vacation response) set up on a gmail account to get sign ups.

    I knew if I could make $30 in 1 month, I could eventually make $300 or $3,000 in 1 month if I kept at it and kept learning.

    Keep going my friend ! Nice job.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovebeingdaddy
    Congrats! Way to stay the course, take action and stay motivated!
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  • Profile picture of the author frankl
    Congratualtions! I had my first success on Amazon too. I still think this is the best affiliate program out there.
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    Congratulations bro , very good job bro ! Keep it up
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    Congrats Abraham! Cheers to the start of more sales than you can handle!
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    Congrats from me too .I was just about to throw in the towel however since reading campaignmarkets post I have taken heed and suddenly have more inspiration.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      Thanks guys!! this really is big for me, and my site keeps getting visitors. I'm getting click throughs, and as long as I'm increasing the volume of traffic, the money will also start rollin in!

      Originally Posted by prosperus View Post

      Congrats from me too .I was just about to throw in the towel however since reading campaignmarkets post I have taken heed and suddenly have more inspiration.
      Whatever you do, don't give up! this is real stuff, I am a real proof of this, and if I keep making sales I will post them here. Just, don't give up!

      Originally Posted by greenowl123 View Post

      Congrats !

      Feels good doesn´t it ?

      I remember how I felt more than 4 years ago, when I made my first $30 online with Adult Friend Finder by placing free classified ads with an auto-response (vacation response) set up on a gmail account to get sign ups.

      I knew if I could make $30 in 1 month, I could eventually make $300 or $3,000 in 1 month if I kept at it and kept learning.

      Keep going my friend ! Nice job.
      That's the attitude! if I can make $20 in commissions, I can make $2000! in less than a month =) Thanks for the kind words!
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    Never be ashamed about the amount you've earned. You would be surprised at the number of people who have yet to make even a single dollar online yet. The fact that you have done this is great and you should be proud. Keep up the good work!
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    congratz.... btw, how about the minimum pay out?
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    Well done Abraham, taking action is the most important thing and converting at 27% is awesome - now people just gotta get their credit cards up and you'll be golden! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Writer Girl
    Congrats! The first sale is always the best. You have a good CTR. I'm still making sales on Amazon off of a few lenses I put up last year. You're right, Amazon DOES sell itself if you're targeting the right products. The unrelated sales are always my favorites lol.
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    hi friend,your article is good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzG
    Thanks for posting this Abraham. I'm in a similar boat to you, just had my first ever $50 month with adsense.

    Internet Marketing can be slow at times, most of my websites don't seem to attract any attention for months after creation, but the real tangible $$$'s are great for motivation. Seeing someone else share an early success story is also great inspiration to get back to work.

    I've had limited success with Amazon - high click thru but bad conversions. I think I'll have another crack at creating a dedicated Amazon affiliate site this weekend, all thanks to this post and your optimism. Go Abraham!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
      Originally Posted by jazzG View Post

      Thanks for posting this Abraham. I'm in a similar boat to you, just had my first ever $50 month with adsense.

      Internet Marketing can be slow at times, most of my websites don't seem to attract any attention for months after creation, but the real tangible $$$'s are great for motivation. Seeing someone else share an early success story is also great inspiration to get back to work.

      I've had limited success with Amazon - high click thru but bad conversions. I think I'll have another crack at creating a dedicated Amazon affiliate site this weekend, all thanks to this post and your optimism. Go Abraham!
      Just remember guys this is a Marathon not a sprint and you are building a REAL asset that eventually, will not only make you a monthly income but that is a sellable asset Chri Guthrie sold one of his Amazon sites for over $100K

      Here are the main things you should focus on when building an Amazon site

      1.) Put yourself in Your visitors position and ask yourself am I giving them what they are looking for when visiting my site.

      2.) Add ORIGINAL content on a regular basis, take the time to write in depth reviews and additional articles on your site and after the latest Google Panda Updates you must now add content on a regular basis to your site bi weekly is good once a month at the least. You can no longer just set it up and forget it

      3.) Focus on one Niche and work at it 100%, FOCUS is the key to success, make it the very best site you can possibly make, and provide as much diversified original content as possible,

      4.) SEO - be sure to write all articles naturally meaning forget about keyword density and trying to game Google just write the article in a natural fashion without worrying about mentioning your keyword too much.

      5.) Back linking is still very important but now you must try and get relevant back links and use a mixture of anchor text to link back to your site. You must also start linking pages within your site for a more natural look using a multitude of anchor texts and not just one anchor text linking back since that is not considered not natural.

      6.) Use review videos, this is currently the easiest way to get right to the top of Google for your Amazon products and you can get a ton of free organic traffic.

      Finally give your visitor what they are looking for and they will give you what you are looking for, and that is the SALE

      Kickin it on Amazon

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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    Good advice from Gaz as usual this is the man who got me earning my first dollar online.

    Congratulations Abraham on making your first sales, the next big milestone is getting your first check from Amazon.
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      So would you recommend Kick it on Amazon?
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    Congrats! Well done.

    Now scale it up and the sky is the limit.

    More to come for sure.
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    Congrats on your success wishing you all the best in the future
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      You just make me excited to make things happen. Kudo to you.

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    That's great! This shows persistence really works. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    Most businesses have humble beginnings. Anyone who thinks your initial sales aren't worth being happy about doesn't know anything, so don't worry about that. You have every reason to be happy. And you're just starting out - the more effort you put into your business over time, the more money you'll make.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Congratulations. Now you need to scale this up by outsourcing or softwares. You would be banking 10 times more in no time at all. Its really good to see a fellow warrior post a screenshot of their earnings.
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    Congratulations. Now you need to scale this up by outsourcing or softwares. You would be banking 10 times more in no time at all. Its really good to see a fellow warrior post a screenshot of their earnings.
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    I has the same when ifirst got my paycheck
    Now that you had you're first succes , don't stop . Do it more and more , scale it up
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    Congrats for your first sale.
    Let us know when you do 100 sales
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    It's just a starting. And, one day, this will make a lot. Congratulation for the first step on the real Internet market.
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    Way to goooo!!! Yes! I found Amazon DOES convert with the right products! Good for you!

    Kristie from Georgia
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      Originally Posted by luane View Post

      Way to goooo!!! Yes! I found Amazon DOES convert with the right products! Good for you!

      Kristie from Georgia
      To be honest, virtually any product will convert, provided you understand the "buying cycle" and can catch your visitors with their wallets open.
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    Welldone Abraham! Dont stop! You have started your engine of making money online and i wish you the best
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    • Profile picture of the author mackthefinger
      Fair play Abraham. I'm in a similar position in that I created a site a few months ago, put some work into it, then became slightly disheartened with a lack of interest/sales. Any interest or sales, in fact. After putting it on the back burner for a while, I decided to check my amazon stats yesterday and found that I'd made a sale. Obviously I won't be turning to IM full time or releasing a WSO just yet, but it's a great boost and confirmation that this thing does work! Onwards and upwards!
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    great work abraham....inspiring
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal Karim
    Congratulations Abraham.

    Hard work pays off and there is no better retail platform to do it than Amazon.

    Keep up the hard work and after drawing 'first blood' you'll see your success graph rise much higher and faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    Guys, thank you so much for all the kind words here!! i really appreciate them all.

    This post, as I promised, is an update of the progress of the site.

    Since I outsouced the off page SEO for my site, it still has some way to go to reach the first page for the keywords I'm targeting, but I'm seeing process.

    Now I rarely get less than 10 uniques a day, which is a good thing for now, and my CTR is insane! It's above 50%!



    Yesterday (June 5th) I got 8 visitors to my site, and as you can see, I got 7 clicks! On June 4th I had 18 unique visitors, and 9 clicks (if you see the screenshot).

    On June 2nd I had 25 unique visitors, and............. 27 clicks? Go figure.


    Anyway. My earnings so far have been improved since the OP. I'm now at $51.



    So far, June hasn't been all that great (only 1 sale, and it was only a couple of bucks), but hey. It's improving slowly!

    Conversions haven't been the best as you can see, so I really have no idea what happened on the first few sales. Maybe some luck involved? I really don't know.

    ps: has anyone had a similar experience? The conversion rates on this month so far don't really convince me. Maybe I'm targeting the wrong products...? I don't know.


    So yeah guys. This is my progress. Let's keep improving! Internet Marketing is the real deal! =)
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    • Profile picture of the author condra
      Man. Your CTR so far is awesome. Don't let Penguin bust you down. You want to increase traffic without getting slapped.

      Do some good keyword research so you can identify some low competition phrases you can rank for without much effort, even if they only get a couple of hundred searches a month.

      If you can get up to 100 uniques a day, it will be very interesting to see your results, and indeed you will have a much more accurate idea of your true CTR.

      Good luck
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    Hahaha wow keep it up men.. more money to come, you did a great job!
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    Congratulations on making your first sale..)))
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    I remember that feeling congratulations mate and keep pushing for more sales.

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    Congrats mate ! It was not Amazon for me but it feels real good making first money. Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayJayZM
    Nice work bro. Little stories like these inspire me to work hard this summer to develop some affiliate websites, it's just getting the motivation to sit down at the desk and crank out viable niche ideas.

    Money is motivation enough, certainly in this economic climate.
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  • Profile picture of the author ash0162
    Congrats Abraham

    I finally took action this weekend with Incentive CPA offers following a short report by Pierce in the warroom.

    Signed up friday and got accepted friday - I was happy all day

    Sat through until Tuesday getting it setup right emails bouncing back and forth with AM's - Every little step closer I got I was overjoyed.

    Woke up today and got 10 dollars in my account, overjoyed like you wouldn't believe..

    apparently when Ive finished optomizing its a nice $few hundread each month, then time for some real CPA advertising with PPC.

    By far the best decision I ever made was to join the warroom.

    Ive purchase a few domains in the past but never done anything with them. been looking to make money online for a few years now. only over the last week have I decided to test out paid traffic sources.


    Originally Posted by Abraham16 View Post

    Hey guys.
    This is my first post on this forum or anywhere whatsoever, reporting that I have earned something online. EVER.
    I would just like to say this: THIS STUFF WORKS!



    If you see the screenshot, 3 items shipped in 2 months only. If you say that this is nothing, please keep 3 things in mind:

    1) I've never earned ANYTHING online, and this is the first time I see any commissions on any affiliate site I've ever registered to. So understand my joy.

    2) I barely had any visitors to the sites (currently I have 2 of them). See, 2 of those sales came from click throughs of a site I abandoned last year like in May. Maybe around 20 unique visitors in total, about 4 click throughs, and 2 sales! Guys, I had ABANDONED this site!
    DISCLAIMER: I'm working on the traffic for these sites. The one site I had abandoned I'll start working on it now lol, but the other one, I'm workin on the traffic/SEO as we speak =)

    3) My sites are not even ranking on the first page for the keywords I'm targeting! So it's not like I expected much from all this.


    The third sale, well I honestly don't know where it came from. I love that about Amazon Oh and also, there is one sale that hasn't shipped (happened 2 days ago), and that's why it doesn't appear there. But it's appearing soon on my advertising fees =)

    I haven't had that much traffic on that third sale either. That was maybe the 6th or 7th REAL click through I've had on this new site I'm making. And my stats on Amazon are wrong cause I've been clicking through my items a lot to check them out, to finish writing the reviews or whatever (instead of using non-affiliate links), and that screw up my stats. Oh well. Won't happen again.


    So, guys. Internet Marketing WORKS! I'm very far from being a guru or someone who knows everything. I don't even know how to do proper off-page SEO. I outsource it all. Maybe that's a skill I should be looking to learn next...?

    So anyways. I wanted to share this to encourage anyone still struggling, it's been almost 3 years for me since I heard the phrase "make money from home"/"make money online/"internet marketing" in my life. And this is the first time I see something real. The feeling is indescribable. Can anyone relate?

    Oh and one more thing: Amazon CONVERTS! I'm still amazed lol.

    I'll be gone for the afternoon today (US time), but at night I'll be back and I'll be happy to answer any questions if there's any (and if I can answer them haha), and any comments anyone wants to add I'll read them all and reply to them (if it's not too many =P).

    Thanks Warriorforum, this is the place where I learned 80% of the stuff I know about making money online. Now, scale up, RINSE AND REPEAT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Maroevich
    Now you are hooked! All it takes a little money in your pocket and then you will be doing everything you can to multiply your earnings. And it's fun. Especially when the results get better and better. Congratulations :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author UberNoob
    Way to go man =]

    I've just got into Amazon assos. and made my first commissions today. Another welcome income stream.

    I suggest you get into Amazon Kindle too
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