YES! Finally some success.

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I started an Amazon site about 5 weeks ago, wrote loads of posts but only had 1 sale to show for it after 3-4 weeks. It was quite demoralising having written that many posts for 1 sale, but fast forward 10 days, and I'm up to 9 sales, including a $100 commission this morning.

For the first time, I really feel confident in internet marketing, consider it to be more than a pipe dream, and believe that I can make a full-time income from it. It's funny how a bit of success can completely change your mindset.
I know that a $100 commission won't happen everyday, but the potential of IM is huge, particularly when I get to a point where I have 10 sites up.

Anyway, just thought I would share and let people know that giving up is the absolute worst thing you can do. For example, I spent a couple of months creating adsense sites that made me about £10 in total and, at one stage, was tempted to give up. But then I came to my senses and said that I wouldn't accept failure, so I kept on trucking until I made a breakthrough, which happens to be today.

Hope this motivates someone who was feeling like I did to keep going.

Edit: I almost forgot I have a few items waiting to be shipped, including the most expensive one. I only need 1 more item to ship before I reach the higher commission. If a cheaper item is shipped before the more expensive one, will I get a 6% commission on the expensive one? - comission from $100 to $150 would be nice.
#finally #success
  • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
    Your story is encouraging and it would be beneficial, if you quote your success blueprint. This way many novice can gain experience and encouragement from your success. Just a thought
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Congrats man. Keep i going, there more effort you put in the more $$$ you will make
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I remember my first big sale day. I had been working for hours and and hours--seeing little reward for all the hard work.

    And then, BOOM, it just kind of happened. I woke up for work one morning and checked my email. I had a crap-ton of emails. "What?!" I thought for sure it was spam. Looked in the inbox and it was sales receipts for a product that I created months ago, and was promoting on a niche-related forum.

    I finally figured out what happened. One forum user bought the product (wasn't IM related) and then immediately went into "word of mouth" mode basically selling the product for me.

    So... congrats on the early success you have seen here. It is nice to know that even the small victories are sweet!

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  • Profile picture of the author sprlck9
    Congratulations, I know exactly how your feeling right now. I felt just like you do now just a few short weeks ago. Once you finally see a little money coming back your way you just know for a fact that you can make money in I.M.

    Trust me, it is only going to get better from here on! Made my first and only money with a website I built promoting a Clickbank product. I got that site ranked #1 for my best 3 keywords, ( #1 for about a week anyway, but still at #2 for 2 of them and #3 for the other, and still working on improving that ).

    Built three more sites promoting 3 other CB products. There not doing anything yet but only a few days old two and starting rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats. Sounds like your site is moving forward. Good job.
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  • Good job, keep scaling now!
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    soon people... Relax...
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi Dreamtoreality!

    You cannot beat that 1ST SALE FEELING!!! YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

    Yeah it just goes to show that after a bit of elbow grease to get these systems started, you can literally be making money from them months and even years down the line.

    I still get the odd sale from an Xbox 360 ClickBank affiliate product I worked very hard on promoting years ago.

    It still surprises me now when I log-into see my stats at ClickBank.

    Well done and these stories can inspire us all even the experienced marketers.

    All the best & have a fantastic day!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ollie1644
    congrats, really encouraging, and keep up the great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    What an inspiring story... Congrats and give more effort for better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eidolon
    You have to get into the game to be in the game but getting into the game is very scary for some - kudo's to you for getting in
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamtoreality
    Thanks, guys. I'm gonna keep on doing what I've been doing, which I hope will lead to more success. Started Amazon site #2 a couple of days ago, so let's see where this one takes me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    Congratulation to your initial success
    Keep it up, and thanks for the encouragements
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  • Profile picture of the author Stacey77
    Congratulations! I love posts like this. I'm kind of a beginner myself and am going to get start with Amazon. You've given me the motivation I need to quit procrastinating and get moving. I'm a true believer that hard is always rewarded. I hope this is just the beginning of your success.
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  • Congratulation on success, keep scaling now!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Doesn't progress get your belief system up? I sure think so.

    Way to go and congratulations. Many more sales to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
    Congratulations on your success, now scale it up and rinse and repeat.

    -Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author nbsteuv
    Congrats! That's really awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Nothing beats the first sale high lol... Just when you're thinking of giving up, you will be surprised with email of purchase receipts Congratulations to you and scale up and you're good to go
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    • Profile picture of the author tofrar
      Concrats...When I read this I feel someone is kicking my ass to keep on working...

      I love to here when warrior success first time
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  • Profile picture of the author kiliki
    Originally Posted by dreamtoreality View Post

    Anyway, just thought I would share and let people know that giving up is the absolute worst thing you can do.
    SO TRUE! I spent 4 hardcore months learning to build a website and make good content I thought the world might like and nothing happened. It was at the end of that 4th month when I made my first single penny! I was so excited I felt like I hit the lottery (my wife just wanted to hit me...hard). I still remember thinking, "Wow, this stuff works!"

    Fast forward 4 years later and that first website averages $40 a day in adsense revenue with a growing email list over 3000 and I haven't touched it in years. We've moved on to other sites and IM techniques since then.

    My wife now has her own sites too and competes with me on who can make more for the day. (she's come over to the dark side...hehehe )

    I am printing your post to take to a meetup group that I host for internet marketers as encouragement for them. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Morten V
    Congrats! It's always fun to read success stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucasbowen
    Hey dreamtoreality - I'm so happy to read of your success. Gotta thank you.... you just gave me a huge doze of adrenalin boost to keep going. It's what good old Sir Winston Churchill said during WW2, if you are going though hell, keep going!! Gotta hang in there all. We will prevail..... and succeed.

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author dreamtoreality
      Originally Posted by lucasbowen View Post

      Hey dreamtoreality - I'm so happy to read of your success. Gotta thank you.... you just gave me a huge doze of adrenalin boost to keep going. It's what good old Sir Winston Churchill said during WW2, if you are going though hell, keep going!! Gotta hang in there all. We will prevail..... and succeed.

      Cheers,
      Good to hear, I'm sure that it will only be a matter of time. Ha, I actually went to the same school that Winston Churchill attended... I like to think that I embody some of his characteristics
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      • Profile picture of the author lucasbowen
        Originally Posted by dreamtoreality View Post

        Good to hear, I'm sure that it will only be a matter of time. Ha, I actually went to the same school that Winston Churchill attended... I like to think that I embody some of his characteristics
        Well it seems you do! You sure know how to prevail and how to set a good example for the rest of us to follow! Keep sharing as you grow more successes. I'd like to tag along :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author reneSmilez
    Thanks for sharing! It may be a small amount but I know how it feels. Very success story is motivating, especially for people who just started and haven't seen any results.

    I look forward to read your 2nd success story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Its all good until Google penalises you.

    Hehe...no congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuyar
    Congratulation... keep it up and scale it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author bladening
    Congratulations and thx, this great post make my confidence more determined
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  • Profile picture of the author Silvestru
    Well, at least you've proved to yourself that it works.

    For me, setting up a blog and waiting 3-4 weeks before I see anything is not something I have the patience to do.

    What was your main source of traffic, search engines?

    Now that you have some results, start scaling it up and testing other things.

    Affiliate marketing isn't for everyone... but if you can do it, you'll be gold!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Gray
    Congratulations, long may your sales continue

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  • Profile picture of the author jenmidas
    Congratulation my friend.

    Your personal is really fun to read and has sense of soul-motivating. I like it very much.
    Will take it as a personal reference to heal my solo-preneuer weak soul.
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