How did you make your first $1?

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I made my first dollar from Clickbank. I was selling Beth Haworth's Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide and received $13.95 for the sale. I have since moved on to other ventures like offline marketing, Fiverr, and freelance writing.

What did you do to make your first dollar online?

One more question..

What are you doing now that is making you more money?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fishing
    Physical product sales, selling advertisement to ad agencies, regular ads, adsense, donations.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoodFE
    Made my first $1 in less than 24hrs of IM on Kindle

    Still focusing on that because I want to strike while the iron is hot and I'm currently in Asia (Will be moving home in 3 months). I'm looking towards fiverr, WSO and clickbank for the future. Working on something MASSIVE currently
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    My first dollar came from the tooth fairy. I think I was five or six.
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    • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
      Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

      My first dollar came from the tooth fairy. I think I was five or six.
      I don't know...the tooth fairy must have some good marketing. We still hear alot about this dude...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    My 1st IM dollar was from Commission Junction, posting on Craigslist (which is a no-no). I'm still very active with marketing on Craigslist, just in a less transparent way. I've expanded my offers, campaigns, strategies and overall reach drastically since but nothing like that first dollar to get you going!
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    • Profile picture of the author doshmachine
      My first internet dollars actually came from promoting WSO's in Facebook groups. I think I made $100 dollars in a day once but it was laborious so I switched to list building.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    Adsense and clickbank

    Now I am going into product creations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    i got mine from adbite, during that time i still didn't have adsense
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    • Profile picture of the author Tayman
      My first dollar was made from Adsense years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theduke2011
    I made my first dollar with Neobux, oh man were those the days. Clicking for pennies!
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    • Profile picture of the author Medicus
      my first dollar was from youtube/adsense for pc game videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Offline: Shoveling snow in 1978. I was 5.

    Online: Selling a turnkey website I built in 1997.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Adsense and freelance writing. So far i have not made any money from any other sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    I made my first money online like alot of people on eBay selling stuff i no longer needed.

    Then I ventured into ClickBank and selling others ebooks as an affiliate.

    I've done many things over the past 12 years to make money online and offline and I now own my own offline advertising company that focuses on producing and selling discount cards to help groups do fundraisers to raise needed funds.

    All the best,

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I made it by promoting a dating site.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdc2727
    selling amazon kindle readers....
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkology
    Offline: A Paper Route when I was 10.

    Online: Affiliate product from Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    From adsense. Actually it was kind of fraud
    in 2010 there was a yahoo community name mybloglog i think. There people ask for adsense clicks and in return they would also click in your ads
    That's way I got around 3$ at my 1st day
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    My first online sale came from Ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author reneesbertrand
    I've earned my first $$ from a website about fashion i had adsense placed on it so just when i got some traffic from social networks i received some dollars from it..1
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I sold on ebay. Couldn't believe it. But hated running that business and running down to the post office everyday to ship products off. So i chose digital products and i am highly content with it. Now i market everyday and get sales regularly around the clock.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    From member making payment on my site on 23rd July 2010.
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  • Profile picture of the author maz1207
    I've got my first dollar from Freelancing. Never had any success with affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I sold my first audio-ebook on eBay for $9.

    Today I’m selling my ebooks at my website and also providing a service.

    I’m also promoting affiliate products, but not having success with them because I care more about promoting my own products, and I have no time for everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnalyticsNerd
    AdSense click on affiliate site for riding helmets
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  • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
    My first $1 online was actually my first $500 bucks lol.

    I wrote a REALLY shitty article and posted it on Ezinearticles.

    I only say it is crappy in hindsight, I actually thought it was awesome at the time of publishing it. After I wrote it, almost just 2 days later I made an affiliate commission for $500 bucks.

    Been addicted to internet marketing ever since.

    Seriously...

    I think about nothing else... okay well internet marketing and writing awesome fiction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
    My first $1 (actually it was $25) was from an online guitar course I sold through my site 4 years ago. The funny thing is that I found out about that sale long after I stopped caring about the site (in fact, the domain had expired and I hadn't renew it).

    That money is still on my affiliate account with them since I didn't get to $60 which was the minimum payout
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    • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
      Originally Posted by Berkinb View Post

      My first $1 (actually it was $25) was from an online guitar course I sold through my site 4 years ago. The funny thing is that I found out about that sale long after I stopped caring about the site (in fact, the domain had expired and I hadn't renew it).

      That money is still on my affiliate account with them since I didn't get to $60 which was the minimum payout
      Ah god man, I probably have around $200 total in various affiliate accounts cause of that same exact reason of not reaching minimum payout.

      Glad I finally learned to stick with one thing lol
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      • Profile picture of the author CassAngel
        Selling a product that taught people how to make their first $1 online.
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        • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
          Originally Posted by CassAngel View Post

          Selling a product that taught people how to make their first $1 online.
          lol That's awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author YTuploadservice
    5 years ago, I actually loose some money in MLM scheme first, then I made my first virtual money with bux.to, but they don't pay, the real money that I started making was from clickbank and to this day, I still receive payments from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
      Originally Posted by YTuploadservice View Post

      5 years ago, I actually loose some money in MLM scheme first, then I made my first virtual money with bux.to, but they don't pay, the real money that I started making was from clickbank and to this day, I still receive payments from them.
      Haha that's funny. I started off trying clickbank and lost a bunch of money, got into MLM and start making and still make it today.

      I never spent time learning clickbank, I really should though I know they have a lot of great products to offer
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  • Profile picture of the author Baadier Sydow
    Selling cigarettes in high school! First dollar online came from a PPC company in South Africa that is now defunct,
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    The first commission I earned online was $29 from the sale of software advertised via a banner on my site. The experience changed everything for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author nav123
    I got my first dollar online by selling shirts at ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    I made it via a CPA offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author irshad321
    I made from ad posting job.
    I am now focusing on adsense to make money but not yet received my first payment.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivana80
    I ever got $500 from a matrix program, I was so happy when the money transfered to my bank account.
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  • Profile picture of the author callarabic
    i make by sending free traffic to cpa offers and now i creat website with adsence ad
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  • Profile picture of the author milliondream
    I made my first dollar by selling physical product at Amazon affiliate program.
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  • Profile picture of the author adeptbob
    Our first dollar came from a simple flyer we hung up at the coffee shop we worked out of all the time.


    Amazing how in just a year we went from an idea to having a company that makes over 6 figures.

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  • Profile picture of the author pinakin
    I've made my first $1 from my job which I got after completing my Masters in Computer Application, I got selected from campus my first salary in INR is 20,000/month and if you convert them into $$ then it would be near around $400/month, my first earning from online business was from oDesk I've edited a Joomla site's template for $30 it was a great feeling
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  • Profile picture of the author bmiles
    Made my first 1$ through adwords, well actually more than that but you get the point. Now i have different income streams from product creation to internet marketing courses. Fyi learn the boring stuff first like basic html,system creation, and marketing. Then the big dollars will come pouring in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Offline: Selling a sci-fi magazine I wrote to my 6th grade friends. It was written on note paper and tied together with ribbons. Yeah, I know, I'm old.

    Online. Selling articles I wrote. I didn't add the ribbons.

    Rose
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      Offline: Selling a sci-fi magazine I wrote to my 6th grade friends. It was written on note paper and tied together with ribbons. Yeah, I know, I'm old.

      Online. Selling articles I wrote. I didn't add the ribbons.

      Rose
      You're my kind of girl Rose!

      I also made my first money with my writing by submitting my stories, creative writing, poetry, and articles on my most embarrassing moments, etc. for publication in children's and later teen's magazines. The first payment came when I was only in the fourth grade. When my dad gave me that first envelope with a check for me in the amount of $3.00, I was hooked, lol! Yeah, I know, I'm old too!

      First money online was writing articles as well.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    1st. Selling my own graphic design service here.
    Upgrading to offer video design service this year.
    Next... stay on these graphic & video design services until now!
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  • Profile picture of the author smartuser
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    I got my 1st dollar from paid to click sites. i know it was not simple but its very tiring method
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    I did blogging to earn my first dollar. And right now I am more focused on SEO which makes a lot of money. Just one step at a time and you'll soon reach your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    My first $$$ was Google adsense,
    that's been long now...
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  • Profile picture of the author dcbaker1
    Sold my first domain name from my hobby website with 21,- euro profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I made my first money online selling Ultima Online accounts on eBay.
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  • Profile picture of the author resz
    Fiverrrr..
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    • Profile picture of the author haerter
      Originally Posted by resz View Post

      Fiverrrr..
      I also made my first $ through fiverr.What was you gig about?
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  • Profile picture of the author haerter
    I have made my first $1 through fiverr gig.It was 4 months ago.It was a very excited moment for me that how one can earn easily through online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenan
    what i'm doing now is "commenting" on this forum..
    of course it does making me more money..
    i'm on way to explore solo ads as it will get me faster to my destination.. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by RoseJBell84 View Post

    After I wrote my first article as a copywriter.
    Article writing and copywriting aren't the same thing .
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Clucas
    Created a membership site for school teachers and promoted it through my blog.

    Still doing pretty well. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    Did my very first dollar online with google adsense. Still doing pretty great as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author D111
    Had a ghost writer make a fennec fox ebook that sells on Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolidge effect
    on www.projectcasting.com with google adsense. in 4 months I make close to 15 dollars a day which is not a lot. But, hopefully it will get up there!

    Here is how i did it http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ee-months.html
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheFrost
    My first money online was earned from Dropping CPA links , then my second buck from Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwaynephelps
    Well sticking to the internet, my first dollar was my made promoting a skateboarding course with Adwords. $95 that day
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    sold ad space on my site to an inde store back in 2002
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  • Profile picture of the author chilldy
    My first $1 was through adsense with a blog, but of course I had to make $100 before I could see it. It took me my first 3 months to get there. Oh boy was I excited!
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  • Profile picture of the author It Is Me
    I first earn from the paid to click sites then from the SEO services
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I ALWAYS forget about ebay. I usually say my first online money was clickbank, but it was actually ebay.

    I never really looked at ebay as "making money online" though. I looked at it more like an offline business. But I was just listing my product online. For a good 6 months I was making a killing, but I was also shipping boxes like a madman. Eventually the product I was selling got banned (which is why it was selling so good), so I stopped selling on ebay.

    Few years later I found this forum. =]
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  • Profile picture of the author mfarg
    Made mine as an affiliate for domain and hosting services.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnland
    I made my first dollar by warez... long long ago..
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  • Profile picture of the author daintyg21
    Originally Posted by internetmarketer1 View Post

    I made my first dollar from Clickbank. I was selling Beth Haworth's Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide and received $13.95 for the sale. I have since moved on to other ventures like offline marketing, Fiverr, and freelance writing.

    What did you do to make your first dollar online?

    One more question..

    What are you doing now that is making you more money?
    First $45 was made by promoting a Jeff Dedrick product like 3 years ago
    Then on to surveys,then social media and fverr where i did well until it slowed down to only $5 a day.

    At the moment i still do fiver and Facebook,very slow for me and a little mlm look alike on the side
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Once upon a time writing articles for ezinearticles.com =-) I was a dating expert helping guys get girls haha. Makes me laugh thinking about it though. Good times!

    It was indeed the start of the journey!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bannaz
    I think it must of been Ebay.
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    • Profile picture of the author SP ESP
      Made my first $1 on ebay around 2003.

      You could also build massive subscriber lists on ebay really quickly by using 1 penny auctions. They were all people trying to build their feedback quickly. It worked very well for a while...

      Anyone remember those?
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      • Profile picture of the author Cali16
        I made my first $1 babysitting.

        (Sorry, couldn't resist! )
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  • Profile picture of the author TomerN
    With eBay. But i think the easiest way to make money nowadays is Fiverr gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyl
    My first dollar came from writing for an SEO company (in my mother tongue, of course:-)
    Today I'm working on a information product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    My first $ came from a clickbank product in the alternative energy niche.

    The sale came direct from a SEO'd niche blog built using Google Sniper.

    It still gets traffic and sales - even after all of the google updates.

    I really need to get around to building a list from the site at some point.
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  • Profile picture of the author BizOpGuru
    Affiliate Sale using MoreNiche, was a great feeling to get something in return for the hard work that was put in
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