I did it, I made £1,000 GBP this month on Clickbank

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Nearly 2 years ago, I joined this forum and I didn't even know what a "hop" was. I had no idea what a squeeze page was either, not to mention backlinks and all the other IM related stuff.

It took me 5 whole months to make my first sale on Clickbank, and I still believe those 5 months were by far the hardest of my IM journey. But it's days like today that make it all worth it.

Even though I have made small realistic goals along the way, e.g. $5 per day, $10 per day etc. I think deep down, £1,000 in a month has always been my long term goal, and today I achieved it.







I just checked an online money converter, and I believe $1,568 = £1,000 (If it isn't, I still have 3 days left in the month :p)


How did I do it?

When I first started, I had 5 different sites in 5 different niches. The goal at first was to make a small amount from each of them. However, I noticed after a few months that one particular website was performing much better than all of the others (At a guess, I would say 75% of my sales were from this one website) what did I do? I ditched the other 4 websites, and focused 100% of my efforts on the one that was making me the most money.

Today 100% of my sales come through this same one niche, one website and one squeeze page. I like to keep it simple, and stick to one project at a time.

My only goal is to get as much targetted traffic to my squeeze page as possible. Simple as that. Some people will say that it's not all about "How Many" subscribers you get per day, and this is true to an extent. However, it's so much easier to digest when you think of it as just numbers. For example, setting incremented goals.. I want 10 subscribers per day, then 20, 50, 100 etc.

I guess my lucky talent is being able to focus on one thing, and one thing only. I have only ever purchased one "How to make money online" product, and I still use some of the things I learnt from that product today. But to be honest, all you need is this forum.

Warriors on this forum say EVERY day that "The money is in the list" and "Stick to one thing, and one thing only" - They aren't saying this stuff for no reason, they're saying it because this is what works. I'm not going to lie, it took a LONG time for me to build a list. But one day I think it just finally sunk in, and I've never looked back. My only regret in IM is not building a list sooner.

I owe my success to this forum. Thanks for drumming it into my head to build a list!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
    Congrats, $1500 U.S. is a great amount of money for a somewhat newbie. Keep on keepin' on and you'll do great in this industry.

    Did you do this with free or paid traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Tracey
    Hello GoodnightSweetRatRace,

    Congratulations on your success. My little advice to everyone who is not successful yet, is to focus on one thing and take action. Of course you need to build a list from everything you do. That's VERY important.

    And GoodnightSweetRatRace, one advice to you, I would love it when you would setup a little wordpress blog to document your journey. I think there would be a lot more people out there who would love to follow you on your journey!
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    • Originally Posted by mikeyman120 View Post

      Congrats, $1500 U.S. is a great amount of money for a somewhat newbie. Keep on keepin' on and you'll do great in this industry.

      Did you do this with free or paid traffic?
      A mixture.

      My free traffic mainly comes from blog commenting, guest posts and Google. I've been trying my ass off all year on Article Syndication, but it's one traffic source I just can't crack... yet.

      I ventured into paid advertising about 2 months ago. It took a lot of testing, but recently I've been seeing a really good ROI, so it was all worth it!

      Originally Posted by Nico Koehler View Post

      Hello GoodnightSweetRatRace,

      Congratulations on your success. My little advice to everyone who is not successful yet, is to focus on one thing and take action. Of course you need to build a list from everything you do. That's VERY important.

      And GoodnightSweetRatRace, one advice to you, I would love it when you would setup a little wordpress blog to document your journey. I think there would be a lot more people out there who would love to follow you on your journey!
      That's a good idea, I may do this in the near future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    GNSRR,
    What a great post!
    Congrats on your results and your effort to get there.
    Your focus, should be an example to everyone here.

    Now that you've got a sales funnel really working for you, maybe you should consider some Solo Ads to really kick it up a notch or two. You may find that Solo's could give you immediate payback as well as build your list quickly.

    It's just a thought.. I'm finding they are really working well for me,
    Cheers
    Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author CK Pittman
    Congratulations to you! You are so right... It's so easy to become sidetracked by all of the "bright-new-shiny-things" that seem to pop up every week! But focusing like a laser beam is the key, and you are proof of that! Thank you for sharing your success with us! I look forward to your $5,000 per month testimonial! If you keep doing what your doing... It won't be long ( : Take care and keep up the good work! CK
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    • Originally Posted by Patrick Batty View Post

      GNSRR,
      What a great post!
      Congrats on your results and your effort to get there.
      Your focus, should be an example to everyone here.

      Now that you've got a sales funnel really working for you, maybe you should consider some Solo Ads to really kick it up a notch or two. You may find that Solo's could give you immediate payback as well as build your list quickly.

      It's just a thought.. I'm finding they are really working well for me,
      Cheers
      Patrick
      I actually went through a stage of focusing on Solo Ads, and I really need to get back into it. I sent out a bunch of emails to Vendors in my Niche, but I had no success. Most didn't reply, and the ones that did weren't interested.

      It seems that Solo Ads in the dating/relationship niche aren't as common. But as I said a minute ago, I'm definately going to focus on it, in the near future!

      It's a good feeling knowing that there are powerful traffic sources out there, that I haven't properly jumped into yet!

      Thanks for suggesting this.

      Originally Posted by CK Pittman View Post

      Congratulations to you! You are so right... It's so easy to become sidetracked by all of the "bright-new-shiny-things" that seem to pop up every week! But focusing like a laser beam is the key, and you are proof of that! Thank you for sharing your success with us! I look forward to your $5,000 per month testimonial! If you keep doing what your doing... It won't be long ( : Take care and keep up the good work! CK
      This means a lot, thank you buddy.

      Only until recently have I truly believed that the sky is the limit in IM. It's crazy to think of the possibilities. I'm not quite sure when I will venture into another niche, but I know it wont be anytime soon. I feel like I've barely touched the surface, when it comes to traffic sources.

      Good luck in your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayKnight
    Great post and congratulations!

    I'm hoping to reach the point you're at by the end of the year. I've had success with Clickbank, but haven't hit the 4 figures a month point yet. Hope you continue to see success with Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Butazi
    As someone who was aware of WF for a couple years now but never looked into it, I feel like I'm so behind. I know a ****load about SEO and getting people to the page, but when it comes to the whole packaging...list building/affiliates/squeeze pages...I have no idea where to begin!

    As a matter of fact, if anyone can point me in the right direction, that would help. I hope to be a lvl 99 internet marketing badass in a few years
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    congrats! I hope to follow your example only with my own products
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    Two great lessons from that post!

    1.) Learn from the OP's regrets of not building a list sooner!
    2.) Newbies, as the OP says, find one thing and stick to it! no distractions

    Well done OP, great post, look how far you've come in two years! and think how far you'll be in two more!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Well done on your success. What did you offer to potential subscribers to encourage them to join your list? Do you usually only sell 1 product to a subscriber or there are many instances where you sell more than one product to one person?
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    • Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      Well done on your success. What did you offer to potential subscribers to encourage them to join your list? Do you usually only sell 1 product to a subscriber or there are many instances where you sell more than one product to one person?
      I offer a 4 day course, one lesson per day.

      When they opt in, they are sent directly to a Clickbank product. The main reason I do this is because this particular product converts cold traffic very well.

      I soft sell this product at the end of the first email (Only a small recommendation) and then I hard sell it on the fourth email. I find this strategy works very well for me.

      Edit: To your last question, yes I do sell other products along the way. I like to send to 2 'only content' emails followed by a promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Ooh, I'm so very pleased to see your post.

    And so will many be, who are struggling - these threads can inspire people. Especially when they're full of such good sense.

    Originally Posted by GoodnightSweetRatRace View Post

    It took me 5 whole months to make my first sale on Clickbank, and I still believe those 5 months were by far the hardest of my IM journey.
    I think you're in plenty of company there. (I earned almost nothing for 4 months when I started).

    Originally Posted by GoodnightSweetRatRace View Post

    I would say 75% of my sales were from this one website) what did I do? I ditched the other 4 websites, and focused 100% of my efforts on the one that was making me the most money.
    Well done here (and in many other ways) ... there's a lot of "identifying what works and doing more of that and less of other stuff" in it, isn't there?

    Originally Posted by GoodnightSweetRatRace View Post

    I guess my lucky talent is being able to focus on one thing, and one thing only.
    This is a huge and immensely valuable talent.

    Originally Posted by GoodnightSweetRatRace View Post

    Warriors on this forum say EVERY day that "The money is in the list" and "Stick to one thing, and one thing only" - They aren't saying this stuff for no reason, they're saying it because this is what works.
    "Quoted for truth".

    Thanks for starting this thread - good luck and good wishes!
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  • Profile picture of the author BobbyTn
    You nailed it! main and most important thing is to stay focused and not get distracted OR in most new folks cases, staying away from the next Shiny Object!

    Rock on! keep it up and hope to see your 10K a month report here

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    I'm also newbie in CB and struggling to reach at my goal. Before I was felt not so good. But now I'm feeling well after seeing your great post that you got a good success at start.

    Well said > "But to be honest, all you need is this forum."

    Good to see your more success in future.
    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats to you. I'm happy for you. Here's to more months like that
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    Congratulations now enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author TMercT
    Good stuff! That is actually pretty decent money and it is all passive, without a 9-5 job.
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    • Profile picture of the author condra
      Well done mate.
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      • Profile picture of the author stazknight
        Hi,
        can't thank you enough for your inspiration thread, especically for someone like me who is starting out!

        Looking forward to learn about your more successes on months to come.

        thanks
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    Do you recommend any good course relating to CB?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chiayee
    I am kinda curious too.. what's your niche?

    You don't have to be specific, just tell us the generic category: health, internet marketing, relationship..?

    Of course, you can keep this to yourself and let my curiosity kills the cat
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    Congrats. The money is indeed in the list
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  • Profile picture of the author augustwarrior
    G*** d***!

    GoodNightSweetRatRace ... I feel so happy for you!

    Your post inspires me to do harder with the knowledge that if I just continue on ... "stick to the plan" ... the prize on sight, will soon be got!

    Thank you for the good news.

    -Mack
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  • Profile picture of the author maggie2
    You should be very proud of your success! You have done the work and are now reaping the rewards. Way to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author headmaster211
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    I can just say "Wow". I love reading these success stories. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    £1,000/day days are not far. All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author pepelino
    Well done! GoodnightSweetRatRace . Truly, Warrior Forum absolutely rocks
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    Congrats and you will get more months like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author LukeDavenport
    CONGRATS! That is awesome to see. It's very true the money is in the list, and if you stick to something it will eventually make money. As Tony Robbins said "The ones who are relentless will find the way". Thanks, love this.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J Brown
    i do not believe a word you are saying
    i have over 40 sites promoting clickbank products and never made more than 100 dollars a month,
    cab you explain sth to me?
    how can a site stay on the first page and position in Google for months and never sell anything?!
    explain that to me
    i know what you are gonna say: you review stinks, change the product etc
    i already did that and guess what, still the same even worse
    and do you know why?
    because clickbank products stink,
    who buys 'fat loss 4 idiots' etc for instance?
    nobody
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by John J Brown View Post

      i do not believe a word you are saying
      i have over 40 sites promoting clickbank products and never made more than 100 dollars a month,
      cab you explain sth to me?
      how can a site stay on the first page and position in Google for months and never sell anything?!
      explain that to me
      i know what you are gonna say: you review stinks, change the product etc
      i already did that and guess what, still the same even worse
      and do you know why?
      because clickbank products stink,
      who buys 'fat loss 4 idiots' etc for instance?
      nobody
      Fat people?

      the biggest scam products are on clickbank,
      and there will be a time when those 'vendors' are gonna be held responsible for the scams the promote.
      So you're a scammer times 40 then, right?

      I think someone needs a hug.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      Originally Posted by John J Brown View Post

      i do not believe a word you are saying
      i have over 40 sites promoting clickbank products and never made more than 100 dollars a month,
      cab you explain sth to me?
      ^^^ Big Clue ^^^
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    • Originally Posted by John J Brown View Post

      i do not believe a word you are saying
      i have over 40 sites promoting clickbank products and never made more than 100 dollars a month,
      cab you explain sth to me?
      how can a site stay on the first page and position in Google for months and never sell anything?!
      explain that to me
      i know what you are gonna say: you review stinks, change the product etc
      i already did that and guess what, still the same even worse
      and do you know why?
      because clickbank products stink,
      who buys 'fat loss 4 idiots' etc for instance?
      nobody
      I posted screenshots and I don't promote anything in my signature, I have no incentive to make false claims. Believe what you want, but straight away I can see your problem. You're promoting way too many products.

      Pick out the niche/website that has made you the most money, and scale it up as much as you can.

      Thanks for the kind comments everybody, seems like ages ago I made this thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author John J Brown
    the biggest scam products are on clickbank,
    and there will be a time when those 'vendors' are gonna be held responsible for the scams the promote
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefrommaine
    Congratulations! $1000/month is a great feeling. Keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Congratulations on hitting your goal.

      Thanks for the posts. It will be a positive influence for many here at the Warrior Forum.

      Joe Mobley
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Nice one mate - I'm chuffed to pieces for you.

    Just keep on doing what you're doing and you'll be able to scale this up to as high as you want to.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    List building is in the heart of push-button profits. There's no other way to make good money at one click of a button - But the hard part may bet the list building itself.

    That being said, congratulations man, you've come a long way and your persistence got you where you are at right now.

    If you are getting traffic with SEO, however, I'd recommend that you either build more sites or also plant different income streams - Google is unpredictable and you can never be totally sure whether your rankings will stay the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author aw
      Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

      List building is in the heart of push-button profits. There's no other way to make good money at one click of a button - But the hard part may bet the list building itself.

      That being said, congratulations man, you've come a long way and your persistence got you where you are at right now.

      If you are getting traffic with SEO, however, I'd recommend that you either build more sites or also plant different income streams - Google is unpredictable and you can never be totally sure whether your rankings will stay the same.
      I would have to agree with Trevor not to rely too much on Google alone. Keep building your list further...a buyers list whenever possible.
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      • Profile picture of the author kb24
        Anyone know where I can get free valuable stuff to build my funnel? Would like to set this up before driving traffic..
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    Awesome! Great job!
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    • Profile picture of the author kajol shafiq
      Hi goodnightsweetratrace,

      That's awesome man! A huge performance for any newbie. I would surely request you to start a blogger blog documenting your journey so that the Doubting Thomas' can rest in peace. Besides, it will be a great bonus for all the newbies who are struggling to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Well done GNSRR!!! <- It's not often I use an exclamation mark and today, I award you 3.

    You have found the key, now think of how you are going to expand this same idea into other niches.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author John J Brown
    the only products that sell well
    are the physical products from amazon
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  • Great job on reaching your goals.

    Forum is great isn't it so much valuable advice here.

    Thanks for sharing your success story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    That's an awesome achievement. Congrats and i hope you double your income in record time!
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  • Profile picture of the author cyneLic
    Congratulations, Hopefully this can be me posting a similar thread soon but until then It's people like you which inspire others to try and succeed in Internet Marketing. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author soot001
    That is very cool, FOCUS on one thing and perfect it. Time tested and proven systems are for those with focus in doing the small tasks to perfection and the big tasks kind of fall in its trail automatically.
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    Thanks for sharing, I just needed this motivation right now!
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  • Profile picture of the author JayParker
    Congratulations on posting your success story, the power of the list can explode the income of many Internet Marketers.
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