Woohooo! Made my first $0.51 on Amazon!

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Somebody bought a bunch of Cup o'noodles! Not what I was trying to sell, but oh well!
I'm on my way!
David
#$051 #amazon #made #wooh
  • Profile picture of the author zk5182
    awesome ...there is always a begining
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  • Profile picture of the author Izerman
    Great to Hear!
    Just keep it up and you'll be at $51/day before you know it.

    /Izerman
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  • Profile picture of the author champion510
    Awesome buddy.. keep piling away.. one thing I hate about amazon is that it is extremely hard to list the products.

    Ebay makes it easy to list but they have way too many restrictions about words you can't use.. they are very quick to remove the products.

    Glad to hear about your success story! keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    David, this is just the beginning for you, keep working, there are thousands on the way. Good Luck.
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  • Thanks for the encouragement!
    I get analysis paralysis bad.
    All I needed to do was take action!
    David
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    • Profile picture of the author retsced
      Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

      Thanks for the encouragement!
      I get analysis paralysis bad.
      All I needed to do was take action!
      David
      We've all been there David. Without action, nothing gets done. Just keep plugging away and make sure you have direction, and the right methodology. If you believe in the end goal, and work hard every day to get closer to that goal, you will succeed.

      Okay, that's my pep talk for the day, I'm off to catch the second part of Mary Poppins
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      • Originally Posted by retsced View Post

        We've all been there David. Without action, nothing gets done. Just keep plugging away and make sure you have direction, and the right methodology. If you believe in the end goal, and work hard every day to get closer to that goal, you will succeed.

        Okay, that's my pep talk for the day, I'm off to catch the second part of Mary Poppins


        Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

        I was just singing that to my kid today!
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  • Profile picture of the author tjm2788
    Keep going, it's often a numbers game with Amazon. More clicks = more sales. Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dryberry
    Everything has a beginning....

    Just curious, how many clicks to get that first sale? I currently have a real low conversion rate, but my traffic isn't targeted at all.
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    • Originally Posted by Dryberry View Post

      Everything has a beginning....

      Just curious, how many clicks to get that first sale? I currently have a real low conversion rate, but my traffic isn't targeted at all.
      I'm not really sure. I only have 13 clicks, but some of them are my own clicks I think from when I was testing my site. I haven't really even done much optimizing or anything yet, I've just been trying to get the site looking good.
      I don't know anything about html and site design so it's kind of frustrating sometimes, but I'm getting there!
      Oh yeah, how do you "thank" someone?
      Daivd
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  • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
    Guess they already had the cup, huh? Too bad...Amazon are masters at the up-sell.

    Keep pushin'! I've created a lot of sites promoting Amazon products and always get sales, but always a "trickle" of low commissions. I think my biggest check there was between $200-300 and that was from a lot of sales! haha...

    I'm working on figuring that out actually. Obviously, promoting higher priced items would be one way to go about things, but I'm going to look to the Amazon masters to find out exactly how to crush it there.

    Anyone know who the Amazon master affiliates are?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dryberry
      Originally Posted by SuiteJ View Post


      Anyone know who the Amazon master affiliates are?
      Not sure if I'm a master, but I do about 4k a month spread across a few accounts.
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      • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
        Originally Posted by Dryberry View Post

        Not sure if I'm a master, but I do about 4k a month spread across a few accounts.
        Send your Ninja tips to my email and I will bring coffee and donuts to your secret hideout
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        • Profile picture of the author Dryberry
          Originally Posted by SuiteJ View Post

          Send your Ninja tips to my email and I will bring coffee and donuts to your secret hideout
          Ha, thanks man, noticed you are from Vancouver, just spent a weekend there, had the best breakfast of my life at a place called Twisted Fork Bistro, beatiful city.

          Anyways, I started a couple of years ago with Amazon, was using Yahoo Answers for a while and after a couple of months was making about $250 a month on auto pilot. Since, I have tried many many ways including making QR codes with my affiliate link and sticking them in random places (airport restroom stalls, airplane trays, bars, on the floor where people stand in line, etc.) Forum posting, youtube videos, twitter, rss feeds, facebook. Other more nefarious things as well, even got a couple of accounts banned.

          I can't share my main method, I stumbled on it about a year ago, now I "work" about 1 hour each week and just watch the traffic click through. It only converts at a bout 1% but out of a couple hundred thousand clicks that amounts to a lot of sales. The best part is, I don't even have a website.
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          • Originally Posted by Dryberry View Post


            I can't share my main method, I stumbled on it about a year ago, now I "work" about 1 hour each week and just watch the traffic click through. It only converts at a bout 1% but out of a couple hundred thousand clicks that amounts to a lot of sales. The best part is, I don't even have a website.
            WOW! Impressive!
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            • Profile picture of the author Dryberry
              Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

              WOW! Impressive!
              Thanks man, I started just like you though, I think my first sale was a pair of pantyhose or something, same deal as you, made like .20
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      • Originally Posted by Dryberry View Post

        Not sure if I'm a master, but I do about 4k a month spread across a few accounts.
        So if you have more than one niche/site, is it better to have separate accounts?
        David
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        • Profile picture of the author Dryberry
          Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

          So if you have more than one niche/site, is it better to have separate accounts?
          David
          I have multiple accounts because once you start making any "serious" money Amazon will look for a reason to ban you. Just do a quick google search of Amazon affiliate scam or something like that and you will start to read the horror stories. I try to keep each account under $500 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delsworld
    lol. This is great. I just made my first bucks with Amazon this week also. I wasn't sure on how to start so I placed Halloween costume ads on Craigslist. I was surprised on the results. I made $11.73 in commissions. Not bad for a trial run. However, as a newbie, not sure if it's worth building websites to make money with Amazon. Not sure with all the competition out there if it's worth it. Is it possible to make bank? Any affiliates here doing any good?
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  • Profile picture of the author Yusuke
    Congrats! Just keep on doing what you are doing to make more money!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

    Somebody bought a bunch of Cup o'noodles! Not what I was trying to sell, but oh well!
    I'm on my way!
    David
    Congrats. The first is always the sweetest and most memorable
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  • Profile picture of the author nuworld
    That is the great thing about Amazon. You could be promoting a product, but instead they buy another high priced item and you get commission.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willing2Learn
    Congrats! I remember my first Amazon commission. Here's to many more!
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    • Thanks! Funny how stoked one can get over a half dollar!
      David
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  • Profile picture of the author lachlandv
    To all the people that have posted so far what did you do to get the traffic?
    Ads? SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal66
    There is a one step for a giant leap....

    Congrats..
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  • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
    Cup O'Noodles - that's hilarious. Target Ramen next!

    Congrats! This is where the fun begins...
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Well done. Now go after the bigger fish for a bigger commission.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vitus
    congrats!! every business starts with the first dollar made!

    Just keep going and scale it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author CassAngel
      Congrats!

      (Am now furiously searching for long-tail keywords containing " o'noodles " )
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  • Profile picture of the author nmohan1980
    Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

    Somebody bought a bunch of Cup o'noodles! Not what I was trying to sell, but oh well!
    I'm on my way!
    David
    happy to hear, i was so excited when i made my first clickbank sale! anyone have which is more easier for a newbie?
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by Tarantula View Post

    Somebody bought a bunch of Cup o'noodles! Not what I was trying to sell, but oh well!
    I'm on my way!
    David
    Nicely Done! Probably somebody will come in and say, "What, $0.51??! Are you nuts, you can't buy a beer with this..."

    Well, that's how you start! The first dollar is the most difficult one. Once you know how to make a dollar, you will know how to make $10, $100, $1,000, etc.

    Keep doing what works and you'll expand before you know it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    bro... the feeling will be unreal when you get your first check. mark my words.
    Congratulations!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
      Originally Posted by Abraham16 View Post

      bro... the feeling will be unreal when you get your first check. mark my words.
      Congratulations!!!
      Well, you'll get that feeling until the third or fourth paycheck.... when you keep getting them other things will become more important
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Yes Good Job, just keep the momentum and it will pick up
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  • Profile picture of the author jaypyoung
    Who'd of thought selling Cup O Noodles would make you so happy. Gotta love online marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Refreshment
    Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author tanjid
    Congrats. Keep it on
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason1234
    The only money I made on Amazon was E-books. Do the commissions from being an affiliate add up more than I realize? I saw 2% and was like man that isn't really much sharing lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason1234
    Btw Tarantula keep it up man. Great work!
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    • Originally Posted by Jason1234 View Post

      Btw Tarantula keep it up man. Great work!
      Thanks Jason. I live in Waynesville. Family thing is kind of flip flopped. I'm the stay at home dad and the wife is in the army stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.
      David
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      • Rats, bubble burst on the whole Google plus thing.
        Oh well, still stoked!
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  • Profile picture of the author abeng
    Congrat's man.. Great news, let's work more..
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  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    Nice! Gotta start somewhere, right?
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  • Thanks everybody, it feels great! I've been studying and reading and planning and shit for so long, I finally just dove in! I wish my site looked better, I knew what to do with traffic, etc, but I guess I'll learn.
    I'll never forget the cup onoodles since I was targeting completely different stuff! I hope I get to come back here and give advice to others like I have gotten from some of you.
    Oh yeah, and I just checked out some pretty competitive keywords and my google+ page is second! Is that normal?
    And one more thiing, is it proper to thank everyone in a thread or should I just say "THANKS"!
    David
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  • Profile picture of the author danthadj
    That is awesome

    Keep up the good work

    Amazon and kindle are a great way to earn online

    Daniel
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