I made my first sale !!!!!

by vivo
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You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
#first sale #made #sale
  • Profile picture of the author Steve King
    Congratulations on your sale!

    Maybe you should add a signature link with your website, it may help get you more traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author x Travis Ingram
      Originally Posted by Steve King View Post

      Congratulations on your sale!

      Maybe you should add a signature link with your website, it may help get you more traffic.
      I thought we weren't aloud to put our websites their? Last time I did that I got a warning saying I am not aloud to do that...
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Azon TJ View Post

        I thought we weren't aloud to put our websites their? Last time I did that I got a warning saying I am not aloud to do that...
        You can put your WSOs and sites that you own. You cannot put affiliate links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ozegbe Azuka
      Originally Posted by Steve King View Post

      Congratulations on your sale!

      Maybe you should add a signature link with your website, it may help get you more traffic.
      This is exactly what is on my mind.Thanks for the reminder!
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Congrats buddy, now that you have made your first sale it should get easier and easier to make more and more $$$.
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  • Profile picture of the author shawoon98
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    Congrates man. Keep it up.

    Yes. I think more or less everyone has this experience. Until you figure out how exactly you are selling and repeating which method will make the money flow steady and predictable, you might have to experience this over and over.

    So, find what works and rinse and repeat. That's it.

    By the way, what are the two money making ideas?

    -M. Bari
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    • Profile picture of the author vivo
      Originally Posted by shawoon98 View Post

      Congrates man. Keep it up.

      Yes. I think more or less everyone has this experience. Until you figure out how exactly you are selling and repeating which method will make the money flow steady and predictable, you might have to experience this over and over.

      So, find what works and rinse and repeat. That's it.

      By the way, what are the two money making ideas?

      -M. Bari
      Well, I am selling hundreds of books on kindle (I dabbled around a bit before I got serious about making money. I posted around a hundred books on kindle from my writing collection and now I make around $30 a month. I figured I would leverage the numbers game < the more you add, the more likely you are to succeed>) and my new one is a site on Asperger's, and I have been selling my book for about a month on there. On my site I am thinking about maybe opening up a mailing list, adding some links, and also adding a store side (for my book and affiliate products so I can leverage more products so I can make more sales).
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  • Profile picture of the author neilclues
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    Hi Vivo

    That's great news

    Yeah for sure as I always felt like giving up trying to make money online when I was a newbie. However I kept learning all the while and applied what I learned which enabled me to move forward and succeed.

    Here's some friendly advice: Believe In Yourself And Never Ever Quit!

    And here's another great tip: Post some free classified ads in the "small biz ads" section promoting your website on Craigslist > Cities - Craigslist receives a great deal of visitors each day

    Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats. Here's to many more.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Well done Vivo - great effort!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Congratulation on your new found success.

    Lots of targeted traffic and using your mailing list will help you make tons of dollars on a daily basis.

    Find out all the places you visitors hang out and take your site to them..
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  • Profile picture of the author jrgattison
    It happens to me now but I am working on my mind so it happens less and less. People don't understand that belief is a key component to our success. If we believe we will keep doing things that will lead to our success. If we stop believing then we will stop doing the things that bring us closer to the result we seek.

    Keep believing you will succeed and eventually the action you take based on the belief will start to show in results.

    I started doing this in my empower network business and for the first week I was discouraged. But after listening to some inspirational messages, I kept doing the small daily tasks and for the past few days have been getting some greta results.

    So keep on believing and succeeding.

    Kendall
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Congrats, vivo. Never give up. Always strive to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work, and expand what is working for you now.

    To your highest success!

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    You know, this kind of reminds me of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, where someone calls into the show and yells "We are debt free!". lol
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzik
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    So now you know that your product can sell... ramp up the traffic. If your product is priced high enough, start driving some paid traffic to it and see if you can maintain a positive ROI!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Jogee
    Congrats may this snowflake turn in to an avalanche of sales!!
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Congrats on your first sale! Time to scale up and get some more traffic.

    Good in the future!

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Franko Ferencic
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    Congratulations vivo :-)! It must have been great feeling after that first sale. I am new to Internet marketing and I am already doing my first steps online learning from my great menthor. Waiting for my first sale and can't wait to experience the same like you! I am happy for your success and this is so big inspiration and motivation for me! Wish you many sales in the future and big business for life :-)!
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  • Profile picture of the author regervin
    Congrats! I know that feeling well. Now that you've proven to yourself that you can sell online, go get that next sale! Again, congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author mialove
    Congrats !
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Money
    Congrats Vivo. It's an amazing feeling when you see that someone is interested in what you have to offer. Just continue to move forward and make a promise to yourself that you won't give up. It's okay to take a break or make adjustments, but don't ever completely give in. That is the surefire way to not succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikasse
    Well Done

    Congratulations on your sale!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Congrats on your first sale. Keep marketing and see if you can improve upon your marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Congrats on your first sale. There is no greater feeling. Just make sure you keep doing what you have been doing. That way you can get even more traffic and more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I still remember that feeling

    Now just replicate and scale up what you did, and you should see more and more sales slowly.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Let me just say this -

    Hell yeah!!

    Now, it's time to keep working towards that momentum, hehe!

    To OUR Success,
    Tom Yevsikov
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkOwl
    Congratulations. It's been almost a year for you now. Have sales increased?
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    • Profile picture of the author vivo
      Originally Posted by PinkOwl View Post

      Congratulations. It's been almost a year for you now. Have sales increased?
      Actually, I have only had my site up since September, and I only put my book on there in October. Originally, I signed up for the freebies, but then I started reading the forum over the summer and became determined to find mind niche and start earning money! So it has not been a year of marketing, just a year of being on the forum .
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    I do! Personally, I can relate on this because I have experienced it several times already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Congrats. Always keep in mind. If night getting deep that refer morning getting close.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanLee
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    It seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    I can definitely relate to that! The day I was hit by Penguin on 24th April 2012, I said to myself that it was the END...

    up until I checked my CB account to see, somehow, if any poor soul had visited my miserable Google Sniper site and made a purchase. SUPRISE!!!!

    I had three sales showing up and totalling 80 bucks! You can say that I was totally thrilled.

    I had lost my sites, but I had earned a HUGE surge of hope&determination.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi Vivo!

    WELL DONE MY FRIEND!!!

    You have made that vital 1st breakthrough which can be pivotal to your future decision making, actions you take and how you look at lifes challenges.

    It is fantastic when you discover what you are truly capable of.

    If you can try to find recurring paying affiliate programs you can promote so you get paid again and again for every single prospect you refer who goes onto purchase the affiliate product you promoted.

    This is another option for you of course but if you just want to stick to selling your own products then you go for that my friend.

    Well done again and keep going now until you reach your next goal and then set another one etc etc.

    "An obstacle may be seen as a stepping-stone or a stumbling block."
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Firstly, congrats vivo!
    I hope you will not give up to make money online.
    Also do agree with Steve said
    Maybe you should add a signature link with your website, it may help get you more traffic.
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    Don't worry be happy!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ofaict
    So much motivation can come from getting your first sale! I remember when I got my first "click" from an Adsense banner I had posted on my website. I was beside myself with joy!
    Even now, 5 years later I get excited when I see the evidence of $$ in my account or a new referral that has just signed up to a program I am promoting.
    Internet Marketing is great!
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  • Profile picture of the author richt1984
    congrats, and may you get many more
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  • Profile picture of the author rozaimi3
    Congrats..never give up,and you will success but if you never try,you will never know what is success mean..
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  • Profile picture of the author service provider
    thats good keep going on my friend !!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    I am thinking of maybe adding a few sections to my site. Maybe I will add a resource section that will have affiliate products on it, and also have a section for my ebook. I got it almost completed, now I just need to create a squeeze page for an email list, and add a few links to a link page. Then I might add an article DB in the future. So I plan on expanding on this success!
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  • Profile picture of the author DonHuevos
    Great job. Now it's time to replicate. Try to find out more information about the buyer. How did they find your site? Did they search for certain keywords? Was this their first visit?

    The more you can find out, the better you can replicate and multiply.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    All of my marketing now is based on organic search, and a particular keyword I was targeting. I am going to try and diversify and use pintrest and email marketing to keep those customers. I might consider facebook as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    And I signed up for Quantcast, so hopefully they will go over my site soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up.
    Soooo true! I strongly suggest that you read (and re-read) Seth Godin's The Dip. It will keep you motivated no matter what endeavor you are involved in - online or offline.
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    congrats bro
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  • Profile picture of the author madmilly
    Hey, hey! Well done you! I'm Alison Pate and I've only just started with this online marlarkey, so I'm grateful for any advice that people can give me. My learning curve is vertical at the moment, and I'm getting myself in a bit of a tizzy sometimes, but, hey, I'm learning loads!

    Glad you've made your first sale - keep up the good work and look forward to hearing more success from you in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Good job!

      All the best for future sales!

      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author TimK06
    Hi Vivo! How are you? I'm sure many of us have had that problem. I certainly have and it

    was like a breathe of fresh air finally seeing that first sales. I was running around the

    house, jumping up and down, and ready to make the next sales. Good luck on #2!

    Kind regards
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeBuildaBrand
    Well done Vivo.

    What can you do to improve your entire funnel now and make 2 sales next week?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    Congrats... Ain't It a good feeling!!

    And heck yea! Everyone goes through that... The life of an internet marketer/entrepreneur.

    Now just focus on improving what you've done because there's still a long road ahead..

    Wish you much success.
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  • Profile picture of the author dominkdust1
    Yes_ Affiliate marketing, adsense and sponsored blogging can be a good idea for money making.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    I just set up my mailing list, catalog, link list, and my ebook (same page, just a link on my new homepage). In the future, I will set up an article database, where I can place older content from my email news letter.
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  • Profile picture of the author MRamocsai
    Congrats! Feels good to know that all that work was for nothing, right? Now it's time to keep on doing what you're doing and making even more money. And soon enough your money will be working for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    I agree, it is nice to know that at least my domain is paid for
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    Congrats. I remember my first sale to my web hosting company. It was on the first day the site launched too. And I was so excited. lol

    It's a great feeling when you get that first sale. Here's to many more sales and a lot more money.

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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    Congrats man.

    I still remember my first sale of a Clickbank product back like 2 years ago.

    I certainly came along a really long journey and have been pretty successful, but yeah without that first sale that happened back then I would probably have quit.

    So keep that momentum going and take confidence in your self that this first sale can be multiplied 10,100,1000 times. It will happen if you put your hard work in.

    Congrats again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    Originally Posted by vivo View Post

    You know, I was starting to get down about my website not selling anything. But just a few minutes ago, I sold my first ebook on my site!!! I have done two different money making ideas (one was this, the other is something else), and it seems like the money comes in just when you feel like giving up. Anyone else have experience with this?
    Congratulation! Last 4 years I have started in IM and I didn't make any single cent from the internet. But I never give up because IM is my passion and I believe in myself I will make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Anna
    Congratulations on your first sale. Great job and keep up the good work
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    *Update: I made my second sales! I made a strategic linkbuilding blitzkrieg for the past few days, and I have been reaping the rewards. I am now building more content for my site so I can diversify beyond my book and move into affiliate commissions and ads eventually. I appreciate all the help from this forum. I never though I would be earning my own dollars through my own site, but now I am. Thank you guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author G.W.
    Good news I hope you have many future ebook sales
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  • Profile picture of the author allofnone
    Congratulation my friend ^^

    cheer !!
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    I had a website from where I was selling SEnuke XCr Service. After 6 months of website launching, there was no selling, I was planning to give up the site. At that moment, one morning I got mail that sell took place and I got $350. Then I paid more attention to the site and it started making aroung $400-$500 each month. This is my experience about earning from give up site !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    Great Vivo! Take that feeling, put it in a bottle and when you are feeling like giving up again open the bottle and remember the feeling!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrispaoletti
    Congrats mate, hopefully this provides the increased sense of motivation you need to keep building on a site which is now beginning to really crown, before you know it you'll have a sale a day, then a couple.

    Take care of your list and before you know it promoting the right products you'll be receiving multiple sales per hour, then the money will really start to show, just make sure that you make your list and client base your main focus, take care of them and the money will follow.

    Congrats again and enjoy it to the fullest.

    Kindest regards

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil_t
    Hope you get many more sales!

    I think it's when you're on the verge of giving up, when you actually go all out to make it work.
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