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Hey guys,

I am so happy. After 3 months of trying I have at last made my first CB sale. Commission of $17.98. I am so excited cannot express how happy I am. It is only $18 but at last made a sale. I have no idea where the sale came from. Not sure if this was from my facebook ads, google ads or if it was from facebook promotion. I have exclusively been using these 3 mediums to promote my product.

This is an extremely difficult product to promote in articles. I am willing to share what product as I need more ideas to promote and was hoping you guys could help. I am promoting a tattoo design gallery under body art. I don't mind the competition this is only a test.

Please can you share some ideas as to how I can promote a tattoo gallery?

Thanks guys,

Owen
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    Congrats mate... that's a good news and proof that there is a money in CB and affiliate program you only need to be patient.

    Now you find the way to make a sell, all you have to do now is duplicate it to double your income...
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    Congratulations on your first sale. Listen, now you know the importance of tracking your links. If you don't know where your sales are coming from then you cannot increase conversions and scale up. I know it's early days but in the beginning is when you must start learning this stuff - same goes for list building.
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    • Profile picture of the author comodo427
      Yeah, like Resced said you need to track all your advertising.

      If you've only made 1 sale in 3 months there is something seriously wrong.

      How much traffic did you get to make that 1 sale?

      Originally Posted by retsced View Post

      Congratulations on your first sale. Listen, now you know the importance of tracking your links. If you don't know where your sales are coming from then you cannot increase conversions and scale up. I know it's early days but in the beginning is when you must start learning this stuff - same goes for list building.
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
        Originally Posted by comodo427 View Post

        Yeah, like Resced said you need to track all your advertising.

        If you've only made 1 sale in 3 months there is something seriously wrong.

        How much traffic did you get to make that 1 sale?
        I have tried different ventures over the last 3 months, I meant in total I have been trying for 3 months and this is the first time anything worked. I made about $80.00 from Adsense in the past but received no payout as google only makes a payment by check once you have reached $100.00. This was very time consuming and was hard work to get traffic to my site.

        I have only been trying this product for about 10 days and have finally made my first sale and I am over the moon!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author banx63
    Awesome job!
    Just curious though, how much are you paying for all the advertising through Facebook and Google?


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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
      Originally Posted by banx63 View Post

      Awesome job!
      Just curious though, how much are you paying for all the advertising through Facebook and Google?


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      I got a voucher from Google for joining Adwords and this was the only money spent on advertising so far. The Facebook ads I referred to was joining groups related to my product and then commenting and posting relevant and good comments and every 7th post I would put a link to my site and a little text selling it.

      I think this is where the sale came from, honestly.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    Making your first sale online is a fantastic feeling.

    Congratulations on coming this far in your journey. Now take everything you have learnt and generate 2 sales
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinR
    Congrats! Such a great feeling isn't it? Now just rinse and repeat.. though like others have said in this thread, you will probably want to improve your tracking to find out what to repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyle8820
    Congratulations try finding the source of that sale and pay more attention to It . you can probably make more sales from that source
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
    Ok, everyone is referring to tracking. Like I mentioned in another thread I am very new at affiliate marketing, how does one track your link? I have seen the tracking code once you click on promote but I have no clue how to use this. Can you guys please help me with regards to the tracking?

    Thanks again everyone... I am loving the fact that after months of trying I have finally made a sale. Motivates me to as you guys say, "Rinse and Repeat"

    Owen
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats on your first sale. The best way to get visitors to a tattoo site is through tons of tattoo images. These buyers love the images of tattoos.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ali Rangwala
      For basic CB tracking:

      affiliate.vendor.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=TRACKINGID

      Simply replace "TRACKINGID" with a meaningful identifier for your campaign. If you're using an encrypted affiliate link it would still end with .hop.clickbank.net/?tid=TRACKINGID
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      Theres nothing quite as good as your first sale.. Congratulations! I still get a buzz when I see those clickbank sales bars move..
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
        Originally Posted by Steve Crooks View Post

        Theres nothing quite as good as your first sale.. Congratulations! I still get a buzz when I see those clickbank sales bars move..
        I absolutely love it!!! It is awesome to have made my first sale and I am motivated again. I have just rinsed and repeated so lets hope for the best...

        Thanks guys, will let you know how it goes...

        Owen
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Congrats on your first sale. The best way to get visitors to a tattoo site is through tons of tattoo images. These buyers love the images of tattoos.
      This is what I thought and exactly the reason why I started a facebook page and targeting competitors' pages with the ads. I know it is a very visual market. Also the reason for not writing articles. Thinking of starting a blog and posting some tattoo pics on there.

      Thanks for the input.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
      Originally Posted by JohnPhillips991551 View Post

      i do have a lot of ideas to get cb sales.PM me, will share them with you.
      Good luck.
      JohnPhillips,

      I tried to PM but not allowed as yet, I need 50 posts before I can do so. Please can you drop a PM and I will respond.

      Thanks and looking forward to find out what you have in mind.

      Thanks,

      Owen
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  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    You need to embed the tracking ID in the link so that you can clearly see what's working and what's not working. If you don't track everything, you will not be able to optimize your campaigns which is crucial to success. Congratulations on that first sale
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Alderson
    Hey Owen. You should make some videos and promote them on Youtube. There are a lot of keywords searches related to "tattoo design" and they get a lot of views. It's definitely a popular topic on Youtube. So, go siphon some traffic from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
      Originally Posted by Jeff Alderson View Post

      Hey Owen. You should make some videos and promote them on Youtube. There are a lot of keywords searches related to "tattoo design" and they get a lot of views. It's definitely a popular topic on Youtube. So, go siphon some traffic from there.
      Jeff,

      GREAT IDEA!!! I haven't even thought of that. Not sure what type of video I am going to create but I can come up with something interesting, I am sure... I will let you know how it goes
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Alderson
        Awesome! After you watch a few videos, you'll have a ton of ideas. Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author GeroC
        Originally Posted by AffiliateOwen View Post

        Jeff,

        GREAT IDEA!!! I haven't even thought of that. Not sure what type of video I am going to create but I can come up with something interesting, I am sure... I will let you know how it goes
        I have a few ideas of what videos you could make

        1- Go to a local Tattoo shop in town. Talk to the owner and see if he/she will let you or him/her take some video of people he just finished up on or even pictures. Get permission to use the video or pictures as you please. edit and make like tattoo montages add some creative commons music to the vid via YT and upload
        I know when I got my tattoo he took a picture right after it was done and I never thought twice about it so maybe the owner will give it to you. He/She may even like the idea of letting you use it and maybe including his name and tattoo shop.

        2- Just a thought (have no clue how you could get it done but) buy stock photo pictures. I have bought from photodune.net (not affiliate link) only one I found that you could put $20 credit on buy pics and rights for $1-$2. make some type of slideshow/montage and use some type of capture screen recorder to record it edit and upload
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon820
    Originally Posted by AffiliateOwen View Post

    Hey guys,

    I am so happy. After 3 months of trying I have at last made my first CB sale. Commission of $17.98. I am so excited cannot express how happy I am. It is only $18 but at last made a sale. I have no idea where the sale came from. Not sure if this was from my facebook ads, google ads or if it was from facebook promotion. I have exclusively been using these 3 mediums to promote my product.

    This is an extremely difficult product to promote in articles. I am willing to share what product as I need more ideas to promote and was hoping you guys could help. I am promoting a tattoo design gallery under body art. I don't mind the competition this is only a test.

    Please can you share some ideas as to how I can promote a tattoo gallery?

    Thanks guys,

    Owen
    Congratulations! I'm glad to see you made your first sale. I hope to be in your shoes one of these days. I am right now working on finding my first niche. I don't want to take too much time doing it. But the point is I am following all the steps I've learned, researching the right keywords and doing good SEO. It sounds like you've done the same. Hopefully, I'll be on here telling everyone I made my first sale one of these days too!!

    You've done what alot of people are afraid to do or doubt will work - you made money online. You should pat yourself on the back. I know it wasn't a HUGE sale, but it's money you didn't have yesterday or 2 days ago. From your post, however, it sounds like you may need a mentor or coach to show you how to increase your sales even further. I'm sure one of these novices on here can give you some great ideas from here on. Grats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by AffiliateOwen View Post

    I have at last made my first CB sale.
    That's very good.

    Originally Posted by AffiliateOwen View Post

    I have no idea where the sale came from.
    Please excuse my mentioning that that's not so good, Owen! The idea is always to know where the sale comes from, so that as you go along you can do more and more of what works, and less and less of what doesn't work.

    So, I suggest that you read the section on affiliate "Tracking ID's" at ClickBank, and use them, starting from today, so that you'll always know where the sale came from.

    It's on this page: All About HopLink
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateOwen
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      That's very good.



      Please excuse my mentioning that that's not so good, Owen! The idea is always to know where the sale comes from, so that as you go along you can do more and more of what works, and less and less of what doesn't work.

      So, I suggest that you read the section on affiliate "Tracking ID's" at ClickBank, and use them, starting from today, so that you'll always know where the sale came from.

      It's on this page: All About HopLink
      I know this is not good ... I am a NOOB so wasn't aware how important this really is. I will read that section and start tracking immediately. Thanks for the input Alexa, I always value what you have to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author aplchian
    Congrats man, keep it up and don't stop!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mpresev
    Congrats..
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Good job dude. A tattoo gallery can be promoted in the same way anything else is promote. But make sure you get them on Google Places, and have them active with low cost PPC local marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author khanhkunt
    Congratulations. Try TAKE ACTION to make money online... Don't forget. TAKE ACTION!
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  • Profile picture of the author comodo427
    Congratulations, Just think positive and I would advise buying some advertising. Once you start making money increase your budget. Reinvest your profits and you could make thousands.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    awesome. the first sale is usually the most difficult to get. hopefully you will continue to make sales on a regular basis - just keep on doing what you were doing to get your first sale
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  • Profile picture of the author headmaster211
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    Congratulations friend, very happy to hear about your 1st success. I still remember my 1st sale with a Youtube video. I never expected to make money online. But that 1 sale made me so motivated and I never saw back again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark T Lucas
    Congrats! That first sale is usually the toughest. Your on your way!
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  • Profile picture of the author natansa
    It makes me try to walk the first sale too, just hope it does not take 3 months
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    Well done!
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