First Sale Experience!!!

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Ok, a few days ago i posted a thread on "What ever happened to ClickBank," a few post from my fellow warriors came, and they were really interesting,so i started looking into CB, found a product i liked and thought "why not build a site around it advertise it?" I got as much free traffic from social sites and like 3days ago i made my first sale i forgot i had the ability to blink while i was looking at the computer screen, no sooner than later i felt like jumping out the window then i realized that it was a long way down, so i changed my mind. The feeling is like nothing you can explain, to say the truth i didn't expect it, a few years back i was doing IM for money, i never made a dime, recently i started reading posts and i realized it's more of a hobby now. I have been reading a few posts from a couple of newbies trying to quit because of reasons like, "I want results today," or "it's too complicated" after a few tries. It takes time and experience, learn as much as you can before making any moves and before you know it results start coming. I have made two more sales so i guess i'm on the right path. I just thought i should share this thread to serve as some motivation, to whomever. Anybody else want to share the First Sale Experience?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I made my first sale promoting a male enhancement product. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was exciting to see that making money online was really possible. I went through a lot of struggle to get to that first sale. I made a decision before I even got the first sale that I would not ever quit until I was financially free from internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeLugar
    Good job with the sale!

    I remember about 7 years ago was my first ClickBank experience. This is back in high school so being able to make money online was awesome because I never had to work a minimum wage job back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Really good and helpful post. It just goes to show you that this business is not for everyone. Congrats on the first sale. Next time you make one sale you will now be depressed it wasn't 2; ) Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    Keep up the good work. Now just take whatever you did to get that first sale and scale it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    It's like drugs making that first sale, on top of the world. I feel like a lot of people are making their first sale which is AWESOME! Congrats and start scaling it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author minisitetycoon
    Yes.. It's a rush experiencing sales. I remember my first sales in 2001 with The $5 Page where you made 5 bucks for every email address you collected. That was back when they used PayPal replicating pay button pages. There is no feeling like making money online.. nothing compares to living the dream!
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    Great job with the sale now keep going, keep pushing and make more sales
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  • Profile picture of the author Dianzo
    My first sale is in domainer world, hehe
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    • Profile picture of the author denhinn
      I appreciate all the morale from all you warriors i wouldn't have done it by myself
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Got my first sale in college. It was in a ripe and raunchy niche. But it was profitable. When i saw my first 2 sales in one day, i fell out my chair. Couldn't believe it.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthonysong
    Great job! This serves as a good motivation for those just starting out in this business
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    It is really hard to start something from the very beginning. But unless you start you never gonna go further.
    So it always a pleasent moment to start something.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
      I made my first sale on my own product... it was diet ebook...$37 Traffic from Google adwords... profit was something like 20 dollars

      it was cool but... it was my first and last sale!

      I had no experience back then so stupid me I decided to stop promotion because I thought it's not going well!!!

      Anyways... good experience
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Great job. Hope you get many more. You seem to be on the right path.
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  • Profile picture of the author headmaster211
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    That's a great news. You surely know what you are up to. Congratulations and keep making good money.

    I got my first sale from CB about 1.5 yrs ago. I am just out of the college and I am very happy that I am making more money than I'll be making with my job in a IT firm which starts a month from now.

    Keep up the good work brother!
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
    Cheers mates... yep there will be more sales for sure. New product is in final preparation phase and will be out in next 14 days
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Good job! Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author sonnt
    I made first sale on fiverr, and a lot of sale after, with fiverr, I made over $100 then I stopped and today I'm gonna be affiliate marketer still have no sale but I feel so excited to see this post
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineAddict
    I made my first sale in december 2001 I think.That was months after I was working with free joins mainly and pay per click programs. That day I couldn't believe anyone is even paying online for stuff. And then 2 more sales came the next day I think, or at least close to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rreagan32
    I can't wait to join the club. I'm just starting out and I'm in the "research" phase. I've spend a lot of time browsing topics in these forums and other places, but this seems to be the best destination for quality information. I think I'm at the point where I need to decide which of the many paths I'm going to choose to attempt my first project and go from there. Definitely hope to see it result in a near future success story. Fingers crossed.
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    • Profile picture of the author denhinn
      Originally Posted by rreagan32 View Post

      I can't wait to join the club. I'm just starting out and I'm in the "research" phase. I've spend a lot of time browsing topics in these forums and other places, but this seems to be the best destination for quality information. I think I'm at the point where I need to decide which of the many paths I'm going to choose to attempt my first project and go from there. Definitely hope to see it result in a near future success story. Fingers crossed.
      Once you find the path that you are going to choose, take your time and learn all the in's and out's, pro's and con's be patient before making any move and when you know you are finally ready, make your move, and i promise you, you wont be disappointed and by the way my fellow warriors up to date i have had five sales on the same CB product i was promoting.
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      • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
        Well done - now all you have to do is ensure a 2nd and a 3rd to finally scale up the potential. Keep it up ;-)
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      • Profile picture of the author rreagan32
        Originally Posted by denhinn View Post

        Once you find the path that you are going to choose, take your time and learn all the in's and out's, pro's and con's be patient before making any move and when you know you are finally ready, make your move, and i promise you, you wont be disappointed and by the way my fellow warriors up to date i have had five sales on the same CB product i was promoting.
        Thanks for the advice, and congrats on the additional sales!
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        • Profile picture of the author denhinn
          Originally Posted by rreagan32 View Post

          Thanks for the advice, and congrats on the additional sales!
          You are very welcome, and Thank You
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  • Profile picture of the author hyonglin
    Congrats Denhinn, sometimes luck can be a factor that motivates or demoralise an IM. But good for you that you experienced your 1st sales. Hope u get many more sales from this point.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceofSpades0
    Awesome job mate, congratulations and keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Hi Denhinn,

    Excellent work. Now you just need to rinse and repeat what you have done, so as to really send this initial success viral!

    Keep up the motivation and momentum!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    CB Pirate is my first sale experience with Clickbank products. I got it after follow the training series of the program. Using traffic exchange and safelists most of all.
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  • Profile picture of the author AigulErali
    Congratulations with first sales! The secret is to take actions and never give up!

    Actions makers are always money makers!

    Once you found a proven working business model for you - Now just repeat and scale up!

    Good luck,

    Aigul Erali
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    My first $$$ making experience was a client subscribing for my IM service package that lets you learn strategies about being a favorite marketer in days & not years.

    I am glad to share this experience here but that moment was totally unbelievable as I was about to serve a real customer online.
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  • First off congratulations on your first sale! And be careful of the window hehe.

    You have done what many people never manage to achieve. Now its a case of building on there. Work out exactly what you did to make that sale and build on it! It worked so it will work again just keep at it!

    The first sale is always the hardest so you have made it past the hardest part already! Keep going!
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    • Profile picture of the author ShyleyMacFarland
      Congratulations!!

      The only thing I've ever sold was my writing skills and my time, but I'm not sure that counts.

      I DO remember the first writing gig I got though. I had posted something in a forum. My post and the forum were completely unrelated to IM, making money, work from home, etc. A gentleman sent me a PM and complimented me on my writing skill. He then asked if I would be interested in doing some writing for him, and offered me $20 for each 1000 word article I could do on his topic.

      At that point, I had a J.O.B, working outside of my home, but I quickly agreed, and I was excited. It was through him that I also learned about the freelance websites, so I started building up my reputation on those sites as well. Eventually, he hired me to do customer service for him, and I even did VA work for him for a long time. He paid very well, and I was able to quit my job. He made his money and then retired...but before he retired, he made sure that I had some other clients to write for. I was very lucky to be in the right place, at the right time, writing a post in a forum that had nothing to do with freelancing or earning money online. That was back in 2001.

      I'm currently working on my first non-service product, and hope to join the "I made my first product sale" club very soon!

      Keep doing what you are doing since it is obviously working!

      Best,

      Shyley
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  • First off congratulations on your first sale! And be careful of the window hehe.

    You have done what many people never manage to achieve. Now its a case of building on there. Work out exactly what you did to make that sale and build on it! It worked so it will work again just keep at it!

    The first sale is always the hardest so you have made it past the hardest part already! Keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Very happy for you. You're right, there are many people who are not patient - they want sales now and if it doesn't happen, they give up.

    Congratulations. I hope you get many more sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Thats very nice to hear, i still can remember my very 1st sale, then i started realize that this business was real. wish you all the the best in the future.

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  • Profile picture of the author ladyqueen1988
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    I see very nice experience posted here. Good luck to everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    I made my first sale selling health products. I remember I got an email with a sales notification, which said I just earned 45 dollars. That was an amazing feeling
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Harris
      My first sale was an Amazon product..

      It came after being online for about 3.5 years..

      Not as speedy as some, but the feeling is just as awesome..

      "I did it, I put this thing together, and it works"

      I still smile when I think about reading
      the monthly report from Amazon and
      never having had an email like this from them..

      I had to log into my account to make sure it was real..
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      • Profile picture of the author denhinn
        I thank everyone who has posted, this serves as encouragement to many, especially newbies, don't think of making your first sale; learn and you won't even notice it coming, it's just like exams you study to excel.
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    Well done. Push for more great things
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    Making your first sale is the second most important step in your marketing career. Building up the nerve to actually try to make the effor is THE most important step. Kudos to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author whitealbum
    I've been tinkering with internet marketing for 15 years. Never made a penny. However I feel I've learned from my mistakes and clickbank gives me a good vibe. I hope to finally make a sale soon, if it kills me I will be successful at affiliate marketing, I was born for something like this. thanks for listening and congrats on making your first sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sabrina001
    I do not have any experience on sale, I think it is a good one for me to study. Thank you for sharing with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author bumgardner1
    I agree that the first one is sooo huge! There's no feeling like it. After that it's about duplication. My first $ came accidentally. I bought a domain several years ago when I was in the Navy and about a month later I got an email from someone asking to buy it. I told them it wasn't for sale and they didn't stop. Then I got a call from Jim Cramer and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. LOL. Since then I have been hooked. Just keep pluggin away and you'll get what you need out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    Originally Posted by denhinn View Post

    Ok, a few days ago i posted a thread on "What ever happened to ClickBank," a few post from my fellow warriors came, and they were really interesting,so i started looking into CB, found a product i liked and thought "why not build a site around it advertise it?" I got as much free traffic from social sites and like 3days ago i made my first sale i forgot i had the ability to blink while i was looking at the computer screen, no sooner than later i felt like jumping out the window then i realized that it was a long way down, so i changed my mind. The feeling is like nothing you can explain, to say the truth i didn't expect it, a few years back i was doing IM for money, i never made a dime, recently i started reading posts and i realized it's more of a hobby now. I have been reading a few posts from a couple of newbies trying to quit because of reasons like, "I want results today," or "it's too complicated" after a few tries. It takes time and experience, learn as much as you can before making any moves and before you know it results start coming. I have made two more sales so i guess i'm on the right path. I just thought i should share this thread to serve as some motivation, to whomever. Anybody else want to share the First Sale Experience?
    Congratulation! Keep up the good works
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  • Profile picture of the author starcraft2
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    I remember that feeling too, it happened while I was sleeping which reinforced the passivity aspect. It was for a sports related supplement and the affiliate commissions were generous
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
    I think social media is the easiest traffic to get. If you aren't utilizing it, you're missing out!

    Congrats denhinn!

    My first sale was on my own digital product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Carrera
    i had my first sale experience offline i wrote a letter... rented a list and sent 1,000 letters to that list and i received 18 orders at $147 a peice
    thats a gross amout of $2,646 needless to say after studying greats like gary halbert for years i did what he said and made $1000 net profit i was overjoyed and i know that marketing is where i should be especially since i never even finished high school lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Searchlabmedia
    It's the best feeling in the world to finally realize that someone in this world actually likes your work. LOL! Its a great feeling for sure. It makes you want more and more.

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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Congratulations!!!

      But don't go on vacation just yet. Rinse & Repeat, Rinse & Repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaplanT4
    Nice one. My first sale I ever made online also came from CB and I know how sweet it feels! What you have to do now is actually get a long term online business strategy in place and up the trickle of sales to floods.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialsite
    like you mentioned in your post most people give up before they achieve success. Time and time again I see many people give up right before they could be achieving great success with making money online. I think that is a big shame because of the fact that making money online is possible you just have to keep working at it. I failed in the past when I first started and I feel real bad but I kept working at it and eventually I was able to actually make some money online. I think the biggest thing is I had belief that it was possible and that I could really do it so therefore I never did stop. I think that many people need to also believe that it really is possible and they also need to believe in themselves and no that they can achieve great success if they are willing to put the work into it. Rather you work at a job where you work online you need to put work into it to get anything out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevb
    It's great to hear all the success stories. My first sale was an iPad 2 that I sold through amazon. It was a total surprise because I had just started promoting the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF90te
    I remembered I made my first offline sale many years ago before I learned how to use
    a desktop computer. I sold some MLM make up and household cleaner products but
    I was not very happy because I had expected to make MLM my main source of income.
    I soon found out I was not good in selling or recruiting and stopped my MLM biz.

    As for my first online sale , it was about a couple of years ago . I made some affiliate
    commissions which went into my Paypal account. I was very happy even though the amount was not big, because I had proven to myself that it is possible to make money
    as an affiliate.
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