How did you earn your first dollar online?

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I made my first dollar online through adsense on my blog. It was about 5 years ago.

I am thinking most people got started that way. What is the story of your first dollar?
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  • Profile picture of the author gsduds2
    Havent made anything yet, but im starting very soon
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    • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
      Mine was with AdSense too, but I got bored building adsense sites right quick - and it was a while before I earned any more money *laugh*.

      The next thing I did that actually earned money was VA work with some marketers and copywriters who taught me VAST SUMS of knowledge just from working with and near them-

      AMAZING OPPORTUNITY and I would HIGHLY recommend anyone with any sort of skill that is trying to make money online - network, build relationships, and see if anyone can use your help. Whether as a VA or just as a friend, volunteer yourself - and you will be amazed at the personal responses and the types of things you can learn.

      Now I am earning money with affiliate promotions and working on my third product (though it will be my first original wso release) and have a few affiliate sites up that should start earning pretty soon.

      Things are looking up GOOD LUCK!
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      • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
        Originally Posted by JennySweets View Post

        Mine was with AdSense too, but I got bored building adsense sites right quick - and it was a while before I earned any more money *laugh*.

        The next thing I did that actually earned money was VA work with some marketers and copywriters who taught me VAST SUMS of knowledge just from working with and near them-

        AMAZING OPPORTUNITY and I would HIGHLY recommend anyone with any sort of skill that is trying to make money online - network, build relationships, and see if anyone can use your help. Whether as a VA or just as a friend, volunteer yourself - and you will be amazed at the personal responses and the types of things you can learn.

        Now I am earning money with affiliate promotions and working on my third product (though it will be my first original wso release) and have a few affiliate sites up that should start earning pretty soon.

        Things are looking up GOOD LUCK!
        Did you go to sites like Elance and Odesk?
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        • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
          Originally Posted by iamatwar View Post

          Did you go to sites like Elance and Odesk?
          Actually no, I went and posted on Fiverr but pulled that ad quickly- what I did was let the people I had been networking with and building relationships with on Skype know that I was going to take on VA work.

          Next thing you know I had more work than I could handle and had to scale back to keep Any work on my own business going. (until my husbands accident, my hard drive crash, had to let my clients find more reliable helpers that month.)

          How did I meet these people on Skype?

          Some I connected with here. One Skype group, the one that opened the door to it all, I actually bought into as a $2 WSO - it was a mentor group and I quickly made friends with everyone in there.

          From there I branched out into other Skype groups.

          However you don't have to buy into a Skype group- some come with WSOs as a bonus, some you just have to keep your ear to the ground about - but ask friends that you have made, if they know of any good Skype marketing groups.

          Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      @gsduds2 : Everyone starts somewhere
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    I earned my first dollar online (in fact it is first USD1000 online) by selling my first website at Flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    Amazon Associates program - actually couldn't believe it at the time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Michael
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    Clickbank through the above site in 2006. Ever since I was hooked

    PS. I still believe that site is earning a bit of money, I just have no access to the clickbank account anymore... I get cheques every so often tho for $70-$100, I have a few abandoned affiliate blogs knocking around though
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by Joseph Michael View Post

      Free Paypal Dropshippers

      Clickbank through the above site in 2006. Ever since I was hooked

      PS. I still believe that site is earning a bit of money, I just have no access to the clickbank account anymore... I get cheques every so often tho for $70-$100, I have a few abandoned affiliate blogs knocking around though
      You may be able to sell those abandoned blogs / sites if they are still making you money. Have you looked at that option?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I made my very first dollar years ago (1998?). There was a search engine that would pay you $0.03 for every search you made. I wasn't stupid, so I quickly figured out that I could do tons of searches and make a LOT of money.

    It was going to be so easy!

    Search. Search. Search. I clicked for weeks on end, waiting for the big payday at the end of the month. Well, it never crossed my mind that what I was doing was dishonest. I naively thought that I could just keep making searches because I didn't have a clue as to where the search engine's money was coming from.

    Needless to say, while I earned the money (in my mind), I never got paid. That experience taught me to know and follow the rules about earning money online, but more importantly, it taught me that it was possible to earn money online.

    My first "real" money came from doing paid-to-click emails and websites. It took forever, but I got paid.

    Let's just say I have come a long way since then.



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  • Profile picture of the author Edman15
    I earned my first online dollar by adsense and it was 150$. I was excited with my first online income.
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  • Profile picture of the author kojakeugenio
    I made mine as a spammer for a certain seo company.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by kojakeugenio View Post

      I made mine as a spammer for a certain seo company.
      Oops -- I hope you have moved on to better things
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  • Profile picture of the author huester
    I earnt mine but not finishing my website. I bought the domain and that was it for around $6. I then got contacted by someone who was intrested in the name and I sold it to them for $125. Nice ROI!!
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    • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
      Originally Posted by huester View Post

      I earnt mine but not finishing my website. I bought the domain and that was it for around $6. I then got contacted by someone who was intrested in the name and I sold it to them for $125. Nice ROI!!
      WOW that doesn't happen often - you musta picked a Great domain name
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  • Profile picture of the author chiefman
    Adsense back in the early 2000s.
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  • Profile picture of the author twentytwo
    I made mine with eBay, then Amazon. Now I use eBay/Amazon/CPA/Clickbank/Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokin Gunn
    First Dollar as an Amazon Affiliate in 2004.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      My first tiny dollar would have been Adsense, but my first real dollar was Clickbank. It was closely followed by big-ticket physical products (which really turned me around) and a writing service that I started offering.

      Then, it just kept growing in multiple directions ...
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      • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
        Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

        My first tiny dollar would have been Adsense, but my first real dollar was Clickbank. It was closely followed by big-ticket physical products (which really turned me around) and a writing service that I started offering.

        Then, it just kept growing in multiple directions ...
        Diversification is the key online, you never know what might just stop working one day
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbro
    My first ever online earning was not even a dollar, it was about 29 cents I think, on squidoo.

    And my first proper earning was on Shareasale, then Amazon and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
    Originally Posted by Alisha R View Post

    I made it through writing kindle e-books.
    How long ago did you start? Can you share some more details?
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    I earned my first through Paid to Click program. The website is still popular and running.!!
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  • Mine was selling debt leads back in 2001, if we are talking website products, then it was a template that I made and was selling when templatemonster was the up and coming, that was back in 2001 also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Desi
    A blog with Google adwords. Never really took off but it was my first $1.00
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    This is gonna sound weird. I was online and my wife wanted to get online to check her email. I was busy and she said, "I'll give you $10 to get yer ass up out of that chair and let me log into my email account." That's how I made my first money online.

    Just kidding. My first online money came from selling books as an Amazon affiliate. 1997.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    As my username says, TheProgrammer, I earned my first dollar through making programs by working as a freelancer about 3 years ago =D
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by TheProgrammer View Post

      As my username says, TheProgrammer, I earned my first dollar through making programs by working as a freelancer about 3 years ago =D
      I am loving the diversity in the thread. I just assumed that it would be Adsense for most! Good I asked the question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Redwyn88
    Made my first dollar online through adsense, amazon associates was right on the heels of that though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delta90
    I made my first dollar with adsense about a year and a half ago with a site that I ranked in Google with some good old SEO. The site still makes me about $200-300 per month passively
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreydale
    I have a few bucks in my adsense account that I will probably never receive. This is from 3 years ago to current..
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  • Profile picture of the author MattSabia
    The first dolar I earned online (well really, my 100th dolar) was through Google Adsense from my old blog. You couldn't believe how exited I was when I got that first $100 check in the mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlton Johnson
    Made my first dollar through selling I ebook I wrote on how to make money from property investing. I sold a number of the ebooks on a popular private members property investing forum I was a member of.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by Carlton Johnson View Post

      Made my first dollar through selling I ebook I wrote on how to make money from property investing. I sold a number of the ebooks on a popular private members property investing forum I was a member of.
      Did you sell ebooks you wrote or you made affiliate commissions on ebooks that were sold by someone else?

      @travlinguy: Funny story, you were paid to get offline
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      • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
        With Harvey Segal's Supertips in 2008. $10 straight to my Paypal. That was exciting.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBizHelp
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    Made my first dollar online selling PLR products. Have not seen an easier way to get started!
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Amazon affiliate, shortly followed by Fiverr, now working with Theme Forest

    Still far from rich, but at least I love what I'm doing
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      Amazon affiliate, shortly followed by Fiverr, now working with Theme Forest

      Still far from rich, but at least I love what I'm doing
      That is the best part of internet marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Made 1k total profits on eBay back in 2007.
    Wow time flies! Gone baby gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author sriram rajan
    Created info product, adsense sites and writing content was the first attempt , but the amount made did not pass the threshold :-), so google daddy is having the $8 or so... i think by focusing on prod creation using videos your ROI is much better , esp if u r lousy in writing :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author DaZapper12
    First dollar off adsense from youtube videos! but I'm not making any more money after that :/ i have yet to make $100 online :O
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  • Profile picture of the author spriyada
    I made my first dollar by promoting a clickbank product in an article (article marketing).
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I bought a website for around $7,500. Made 10-12 sales per month testing between $97, $147, and $197 price points for about 3 months. I sold it after that for around $7,500.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnieHz
    I was an affiliate for product that s no longer for sale. I made a bunch of posts and started getting sales right away. Of course, other things I dd were not so successful. It took quite awhile to get my first offline local client. But it paid a whole lot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author danix7
    I Made My First Dollar Online Selling My Own Product,Well a Product I Bought the Rights For,then After That Promoting Somebody Else's Products!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott E
    I made my first dollars on fiverr selling my services...it is an extremely easy way to start and virtually no investment is required. I sold about 5 gigs and made about 300 dollars in my first month
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Fulfer
    Very first dollar was back in '99. I promoted a book by Matt Gagnon on how to get started in marketing online. If I remember right I got a check in the mail for around $50. Was pretty awesome, wish I had of taken a picture of it or something.
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    • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
      Originally Posted by Josh Fulfer View Post

      If I remember right I got a check in the mail for around $50. Was pretty awesome, wish I had of taken a picture of it or something.
      I still have a photocopy of my first Google check on the wall in a frame.
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    • Profile picture of the author patking76
      Adsense about 7 years ago. Took me about 7 months to break $100 to get a check and I had about 40 sites lol
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  • Profile picture of the author erwin78
    Hello everyone,

    I made my first dollar by the onlinebusinessalliance.com program. Actually it was $5 my first sale. But it was long time ago.

    I must say now the money is in the list.

    All the best and see you on top. Erwin.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by erwin78 View Post

      Hello everyone,

      I made my first dollar by the onlinebusinessalliance.com program. Actually it was $5 my first sale. But it was long time ago.

      I must say now the money is in the list.

      All the best and see you on top. Erwin.
      Its surprising to me that email had so much potential in marketing and it still remains untapped.

      Do you know who coined the phrase "the money is in the list"
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  • Profile picture of the author internetguru101
    made my first $ on uvocorp back in 2008....culdnt beliv there was anythin legit in the net with all the fraud talk...got kikd out thou
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    • Profile picture of the author bquiz22
      We made our first $18 selling a Gambling System on a web site we built at the library computer. Someone from the UK sent us a Money Order to our PO Box...
      It's been our only customer for the Gambling System but our Company Name is still xyz systems Inc (We used the corporation a few years later to sell nutritional products online which was our break through in 2003)

      I think we must have done hundreds of different projects online and offline since then. You name it, we probably have done it....lol

      Thanks for bringing back the memories ;-) lol
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      • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
        Originally Posted by bquiz22 View Post

        We made our first $18 selling a Gambling System on a web site we built at the library computer. Someone from the UK sent us a Money Order to our PO Box...
        It's been our only customer for the Gambling System but our Company Name is still xyz systems Inc (We used the corporation a few years later to sell nutritional products online which was our break through in 2003)

        I think we must have done hundreds of different projects online and offline since then. You name it, we probably have done it....lol

        Thanks for bringing back the memories ;-) lol
        The pleasure is all mine
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  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    Started with Valueclick 15 years back, $2000 a month then was good + amazon, but there I choose store credit in lue of payment, so endless books arriving each month..kinda cool.

    Started early with Friendfinder. Did well with Commission Junction, particularly in the Job area.

    Microsoft also had a 20 cents per click program back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author doclind1
    After spending $10,000 with Internet Marketing Company learning Internet marketing a few years ago I earned maybe $150 selling my own ebook. Now learning how to do things right with WF and waiting to earn my next $1.

    My traffic just 7X this week!
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  • Profile picture of the author nulen
    adsense here, but its not much i need to figure out new way to make money
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  • Profile picture of the author pjdengler
    First dollar was back in 1999. I used to run a java chat website when they were popular. Valueclick was the big PPC company and I earned 95 dollars that month. Best feeling in the world for a 12 year old.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelPaul
    I was marketing a mlm opportunity thats no longer around . I had never made a dime online and was getting $25 on a daily basis for a short while to my paypal... I thought that was the best thing since sliced bread... I have went on to sell my own products such as ebooks, I get checks from clickbank and amazon every once in a while... I've made good money doing adsense in the past when they had the refferal program and gave you $1 for every firefox download... I now focus on building my email list in my niche.... All those e-books I read when I was a newbie was right, money is in the list!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy Correy
    first dollar?hmm...i think it is from a gig at fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author walkthatway
    I made my first dollar by freelancing and reselling fiverr gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author geeteeage
    I created a rap instrumental and a rapper, that I found on the internet paid me 80 bucks for it.
    Later, I invested 1300 bucks in releasing a house music album and then I made 130 bucks from selling it online
    A year and a half ago I started selling automotive spareparts and motor oils online and this is what I keep doing today.
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  • Profile picture of the author androcon
    I am yet to make a dollar. Nice to see from the above that it is possible, though.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by androcon View Post

      I am yet to make a dollar. Nice to see from the above that it is possible, though.
      Exactly the idea. I think this page will serve a motivation for everyone who is just getting started or is on the fence.

      What excites me the most is the different approaches people have taken to earn their first dollar online. From adsense, to fiver to selling albums

      First dollar is important. It shows that it can be done. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    I actually made my first money online through fiverr. after that I learned that making money online was more than a dream, it was a reality
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  • Profile picture of the author fiveverr
    my 1st $ is when i still young.i got it when i join ptc site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Stephens
    I made my first dollar with ShareCash a few years back...
    I found a thread on a forum about how to make money with ShareCash and I implemented the method and that's how I got started
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  • Profile picture of the author WittyT
    It was back in 2000... I was selling "virtual" items on eBay from the game Ultima Online.
    Sold an in-game castle for more than $1,000
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    In 2009 I sold direct ads for a site developed for local attractions. Can't believe its been three years since then honestly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony2010
    I placed a couple of asense units onto my first site and got a few clicks worth $1 on the first day.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by Tony2010 View Post

      I placed a couple of asense units onto my first site and got a few clicks worth $1 on the first day.
      i love it how easy adsense makes it for people to get started
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  • Profile picture of the author ryant21
    Made mine on selling SEO service to a local Company, the money is good but then client want more than just getting his site on the 1st page, he wanted to actually stay there forever without paying monthly fee...LOL. My mistake for not giving a detailed rules of game.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
      Originally Posted by ryant21 View Post

      Made mine on selling SEO service to a local Company, the money is good but then client want more than just getting his site on the 1st page, he wanted to actually stay there forever without paying monthly fee...LOL. My mistake for not giving a detailed rules of game.
      Lol... Hope the client now knows better!
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  • Profile picture of the author rockong
    Learned SEO skills and instead of joining the sea of self-proclaimed SEO experts out there, hired a team to develop a software that will help customers with their SEO

    Major dollars when you differentiate yourself and take control of your business
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  • Profile picture of the author Gsdlady
    I earned my online first dollar by helping a friend with their website many years ago. She sent me a few dollars via PayPal. I earned my first dollar from a brick and mortar store front 14 years ago from having a sign business. I still have that dollar framed in my office
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  • Profile picture of the author vavilen
    Amazon commission on a bicycle sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyberdog1
    First dollar I made was from PayPal confirming my bank account!
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    • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
      Originally Posted by Cyberdog1 View Post

      First dollar I made was from PayPal confirming my bank account!
      Don't they take that money back? They did me! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
    First dollar from Google Adsense. Although starting to think that it just makes a website look uglier than if I chose other forms of advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Bratcher
    My first dollar was made long, long ago on some survey site. Pretty sure it was Cash Crate. The flood of emails, letters, and calls from advertisers who used the information I submitted wasn't worth it though.

    My first real money made online was on Fiverr offering article writing services. I actually wrote the articles myself and made about $2/hour.

    I still have gigs on Fiverr but they take only about 10 - 15 minutes now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
    Originally Posted by iamatwar View Post

    ...What is the story of your first dollar?
    I entered a contest to win an iPad by trying to be the one to make the most sales for a certain CPA tool. All I did was create a video, posted it on you tube, and created a little WP website with the same video embedded on it. On both sites it had a link to my affiliate link. Not only did I make my first dollar but I made my first 5 sales and I didn't really try hard.

    Unfortunately I didn't win the iPad but these 5 sales may as well have been hitting the lottery! I've been hooked ever since!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joni D
    First dollar from Amazon Associates Program, built a site with XsitePro 2 software, and learned everything from a complete course by Mark Ling, now called Affiloblueprint.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    $1.79 Trial of a product from clickbank, was epic, never gone so mad over such a small amount of money in my life!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Faustus
      I got my first dollar (actually $200+) by selling in-game gold & items in a MMORPG called Ragnarok Online back in 2004 when I was a kid

      My first dollar from something more related to IM was from Clixsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author FamousAthlete
    Selling an Xbox on eBay in 2008
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
    My first dollars online where from online auction sites eBay, Amazon and even Yahoo all had viable auction sites back then. I was a graduate student back then (1997) so it was really neat to be able to generate 15k a year while I was a full time student.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Writing, writing, and more writing.

    That's how I made dollar two and three, as well.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    I made $25 from cj.com in 2006. I Generated leads for an advertiser and got paid. That was my first online $ and also my first earning in my life ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Clemons
    My very first dollar was from adsense arbitrage. I used to buy cheap ppc traffic from a lesser known company and then send it to a super ugly adsense page with a high click value. I actually made quite a bit of money doing this. This is definitely not something to try nowadays though. Plus, it's against Google's TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author adquick
    My first online dollar or pound for where i am, was made on qxl.com. That site is no longer around, but was basically an auction site like ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven sanderson
    I did a few videos based around a niche i knew about, stuck a hook video on Youtube with a link below, people paid and still do to this day $9.97 i think it is to download the information videos, it worked straight away, over time i made the initial Youtube video better and that one single income stream brings in around $600 per month, we now have many more ways that are far more profitable but that was the first as far as i can remember and we just let it run.

    All the best
    Steven
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  • Profile picture of the author ebaypowerguru
    Well not a dollar, but a pound - on eBay.
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  • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
    eBay. Got tired of the customer service...
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    Adultfriendfinder was where I got my first few dollars from. Will never forget the exhilaration I felt as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author esk
    I made my first $ with Adsense. The first real money I made was by selling my own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreabolder
    I made my first dollar selling an opportunity through my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariamN
    When I started making money online I tried PTC sites (a complete waste of time) and I earned a few dollars with them. Then I tried GPT sites and now I am lookingmforwrd to something else..
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      Originally Posted by MariamN View Post

      When I started making money online I tried PTC sites (a complete waste of time) and I earned a few dollars with them. Then I tried GPT sites and now I am lookingmforwrd to something else..
      What are PTC sites and GPT? Pay to click?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ronnie44
        eBay, was a goldmine a few short years ago.
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        • Profile picture of the author iamatwar
          Originally Posted by Ronnie44 View Post

          eBay, was a goldmine a few short years ago.
          Was this before they closed their affiliate program?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lakshmi SEO
    I got my first pay online is $100 in the year 2009 through completing daily 4 hrs work. (virtual assistance task).
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  • Profile picture of the author Anurmedia
    I have made a sale with an affiliate program.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Kring
    If I remember correctly, the first dollar I ever earned online was from PPC (Adwords). It wasn't until later that I started writing. Guess which one I liked better!
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  • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
    As far as I can remember, I earned my first dollar with Adsense. But at around the same time I sold a domain name for a profit. But, when I think about it, I believe I did have Adsense on that site. So, it would have to be Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Espen Samuelsen
    I made my first $1 (or $24.95 actually) online setting up a site selling an old public domain physical culture course that I took and repackaged (after buying a Public Domain course from Matt Furey et. al.)

    The site is still up, six years later, and still trickling in with sales here and there without any paid traffic: The Amazing Maxick

    The design leaves a lot to desire though, but I have to say that for the first time writing copy and not having any training apart from reading Matt Fureys copy, it's not half bad...! <== *shameless self-promotion*
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  • Profile picture of the author Manjhwaqs
    By spending $2 on PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    To be honest... I really can't remember when or how I made my first dollar online. It was a number of years ago. I kind of feel 'sad' that I can't remember... as so many marketers know exactly when they did earn their first dollar.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariseMedia
    I got my first $200 writing on Textbroker at level 4. From there, a couple of clients I wrote for asked if I could write directly for them (payments direct to paypal instead of through Textbroker system). I was making $60 a day working 8 hours, 7 days a week. From there, grew through referrals until I finally landed an order for 2,000+ articles. Now I'm tired of writing for others and looking to start a PLR subscription service.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsween88
    This was awesome to see all the different things people did to earn their first $1.
    I made mine through clickbank, now have income coming from adsense, amazon, clickbank, and flippa. Amazing how far you can go with just a little effort and the strive for knowledge
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  • Profile picture of the author Annie J
    First payment Thru Fiverr Of 100$
    Awesome Feeling
    10 Months Back
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    • Profile picture of the author mrdomains
      Way, way back, during the times of text based BBS.. I made some dough distributing software. Check out early examples at Bulletin board system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      My first money online as we know it today was by marketing Clickbank products.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohit36
    made my first dollar on fiverr by selling a gig..
    it took almost a year as i was struggling with internet marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author blackout17
    Adsense then through Fiverr which keeps on going up and up
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  • Profile picture of the author Musicmoneyman
    I made my first dollar online years ago with a now-defunct online mlm called 'smartmall'. It was very easy to promote my site online and I was surprised at how well I was doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Jess
    Started making some money on eBay years ago but ran out of things to sell... lol

    Moved into IM a few years ago and still trying to make any sort of decent return.

    I did though buy a domain that had just dropped. It was a good premium . com and i had plans on putting wordpress on it and ranking it on Google but that never came to anything.
    Lucky for me, I received an email from some guy who traded domains and he was looking mine for a clients site. He offered me $500 for it (which i accepted lol ) so all in all, that was really good ROI. It only happened that one time but still :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ledmaster
    I earned my first dollar online in December 2006, I was a script developer (programmer) on Second Life, a 3D virtual universe. I was 16 and made a couple thousand in four months. I didn't made more because I was not really serious about the business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blaine Smitley
    I was a house painter. So I built a website for my business, and really enjoyed doing it. Next thing I knew I was ranking number one locally and organic in my large city because I took the effort to learn the basics of SEO.

    I started getting so many requests for estimates that I didn't have time to give them all so I started selling them.

    I no longer paint. I earn money from my websites and maintaining other company's websites now

    Life is good!
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  • Profile picture of the author TollFreeService
    When I was still in middle school I was selling hacks for MMORPGs on eBay. I would get the hacks for free online and then sell them for 100% profit on eBay, while providing my support with running the programs as well.

    I was making about $80/week from this which was damn good for some kid! My dad and uncle thought it was genius but unfortunately my mom thought otherwise and forced me to quit it. Oh well - it's been on to bigger and better things ever since
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  • Profile picture of the author MPPTrainer
    Mine was my own Clickbank Product, 33 dollars for my first sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aliasjackjones
    PTC sites( I know,not proud of it.) But since then I moved on to the PPD industry.
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