Extremely Happy! (and I have to tell someone)

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I'm running an Amazon Affiliate Website. It's only been running for maybe 3 weeks under a new domain. It was an $1800+ product that I sold.

All my hard work in content-creation has paid off, literally!

I never actually thought I'd make any money, just cause that's usually, how my luck goes. Needless to say, it's extremely motivating!

Now...lets just hope it doesn't get refunded, haha.

Who ever you are and wherever you reside, do not give up. Always be creating new, high quality content and the traffic will start to flow (slowly at first)... you'll get your first sell eventually!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    It's not about luck, things happen for a reason, you made it happen. Congrats on your first sale, I'd be happy too
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    • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      It's not about luck, things happen for a reason, you made it happen. Congrats on your first sale, I'd be happy too
      That's very true! Thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
        Great start buddy! I'm impressed. Anyone can be great, just do the right thing and always believe in yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    Congrats Sean!

    Think positive, they won't refund...in fact, it's the first of many sales you'll get.

    Momentum is on your side now.

    Scale up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
      Originally Posted by SDotSpells View Post

      Congrats Sean!

      Think positive, they won't refund...in fact, it's the first of many sales you'll get.

      Momentum is on your side now.

      Scale up!
      How I hope you're right!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Starkey
    Congrats....

    I have several Amazon sites, one that does really really well as it ranks #1 in Google, but for a product that only averages $12. We were all newbies once. But it was one of the first that I built.

    I am working on a coffee blog (one of my passions) that I am a little more hopeful for. I don't really do much in the way of Amazon these days. But working on a site is great as a stress reliever for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestofcb
    congrats sean

    hope you have a great success..
    keep doing the 'smart' work..
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      Those expensive items are great, aren't they? If you can sell a combination of low and high-priced items, that's the best. Even a $2.99 Kindle book counts toward bumping up the commission rate on the higher-priced products.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by Seanstex View Post

    It was an $1800+ product that I sold.
    If you sold ONE you can sell 100's and 1000's of them. Good for you buddy.

    Hope you make more sales this month and years to come.
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    • Profile picture of the author tireeteam1
      Its really lovely to hear. Success stories like that inspire us all. Good for you and may your path be ever upwards!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    How I hope you're right!
    If you're scared buy a dog. Don't worry about it, they will not spend that much money just to refund. You will drive yourself crazy for the next 30 days worrying about refunds lol

    That commission is in the books, time to build on that and move toward your next commission
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    But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. "

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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by Seanstex View Post

    All my hard work in content-creation has paid off, literally!
    Love hearing things like this!

    Keep on keepin' on!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Congratulation

    Now, I have to move to Amazon lol ...
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  • Profile picture of the author gjohansson1
    That's awesome and congrats!

    It's always good to hear of sales being made! Keeps me motivated even though I've been doing this a while. I haven't touched the Amazon affiliate program yet, but still it must feel awesome to have that priced product coming through your link!

    Keep it going!
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    • Profile picture of the author redoak98012
      Congrats! Stay focused and believe! Good things will continue to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Congratulations. Your first sale is always great and you will never forget that feeling.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    a simple little mindset change will help you immensely, keep going with your hard work and reverse your mindset, sayng things like that's how my life goes and hope it doesn't get refunded have some very real affects.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebmr
      Congratulations! May there be many more sales like that!
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  • Profile picture of the author EmilyAbbott
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    $1800+ only after 3 weeks? Unbelievable! Good for you!
    I agree it has nothing to do about luck. I am sure you worked really hard and now you surely deserve to be happy and tell everybody about it. I would be, too! :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by EmilyAbbott View Post

      $1800+ only after 3 weeks? Unbelievable! Good for you!
      I agree it has nothing to do about luck. I am sure you worked really hard and now you surely deserve to be happy and tell everybody about it. I would be, too! :-)
      He didn't earn $1800. That is just the price of the product sold, but well done to the OP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
    I visited the affiliate control-panel with a big fat "0" as my conversion-rate in mind. I did a triple-take and said "nuh uh!" a handful of times...once sweet, sweet reality slapped me in the face, I let out a pretty vocal "WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

    The Warrior Forum is such a great-community, once you know where to look and who to trust, the information available for the $10 price is just insane. I think I'll venture into the War Room eventually!

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I hope my current, minor-success motivates at least one of you to push hard and get that traffic so you too can make your first or next sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author neilclues
    Originally Posted by Seanstex View Post

    I'm running an Amazon Affiliate Website. It's only been running for maybe 3 weeks under a new domain. It was an $1800+ product that I sold.

    All my hard work in content-creation has paid off, literally!

    I never actually thought I'd make any money, just cause that's usually, how my luck goes. Needless to say, it's extremely motivating!

    Now...lets just hope it doesn't get refunded, haha.

    Who ever you are and wherever you reside, do not give up. Always be creating new, high quality content and the traffic will start to flow (slowly at first)... you'll get your first sell eventually!
    Congratulations!

    When you get that buzz from making your first sale, it does make you more determined to succeed and so you keep working at it until the sales come rolling in.

    If you havn't already done so, pick out some products on amazon related to your niche and write some reviews about them on your blog/site.

    People love to read reviews and it will help you to make the extra sales

    Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
      Originally Posted by neilclues View Post

      Congratulations!

      When you get that buzz from making your first sale, it does make you more determined to succeed and so you keep working at it until the sales come rolling in.

      If you havn't already done so, pick out some products on amazon related to your niche and write some reviews about them on your blog/site.

      People love to read reviews and it will help you to make the extra sales

      Neil
      Great advice as this is what I currently do! Find decent, moderately expensive products (and a combination of cheaper products) from Amazon in my niche, write a nice 400-500 word review, maybe include a video review from Youtube and blam! it works!
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  • Profile picture of the author moreno
    cONGRATULATIONS !
    I KNOW THE FEELING !
    WHEN YOU ARE INTO MARKETING THE BEST THAT CAN HAPPEN IS TO SELL !
    WRITE MORE CONTENT AND YOU WILL ENJOY MORE OF THIS MOMENT
    GOOD LUCK
    FRANK MORENO
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  • Profile picture of the author howtogurus
    Great job on your first sale. Now take that experience and repeat it over and over again. One sale could be luck as you say, but the experience you gained making that one sale can be put into making more sales. And repeat sales is a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ratracegrad
    Congrats on the success. There is nothing like it when you make your first sale. Now dig deeper and pour more effort into your website and you will be selling that on a weekly basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author higherluv
    I remember that first feeling so many years ago now. I’m pretty sure you can replicate it like someone suggested above.

    Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author raffman999
    It sure is a great feeling; congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melkur
    Congrats! I remember my first online sale, too - a fantastic mixture of excitement, satisfaction, reassurance that you're doing something right, encouragement and so much more, all for one $25 sale

    Now you know it can be done, you just need to keep on building. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TFox
    So happy for you! - from another Pennsylvanian
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Great work, first sale is always motivating and inspiring.
    Wish you get more and more.
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  • Awesome Job! It's the first of many, now you just gotta keep doing what your doing and optimize!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Very very happy for you,
    I know that feeling..

    ...that feeling where you're scared ****less that your first big fat commision will be refunded!

    But don't worry, you're on the right track,
    congratulations!

    (mine got refunded btw)
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  • Profile picture of the author salmanijaz
    Its always a feeling to see the first sale ...
    Congratulations and its really great that your hard work paid off ...

    keep it up and there will be many of these sales coming your way

    Best of luck ...
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  • Profile picture of the author chemmyvick
    Originally Posted by Seanstex View Post

    I'm running an Amazon Affiliate Website. It's only been running for maybe 3 weeks under a new domain. It was an $1800+ product that I sold.

    All my hard work in content-creation has paid off, literally!

    I never actually thought I'd make any money, just cause that's usually, how my luck goes. Needless to say, it's extremely motivating!

    Now...lets just hope it doesn't get refunded, haha.

    Who ever you are and wherever you reside, do not give up. Always be creating new, high quality content and the traffic will start to flow (slowly at first)... you'll get your first sell eventually!
    Keep it up Man..
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Good job. Now continue building your site out. Remember, it's work. That said, it's always motivating to see commissions in your dashboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamtoreality
    Congrats. I created a similar thread after I had my first taste of success with Amazon - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6823421 It was such an incredible, motivating feeling.

    For the first time I really felt that earning a full time income from the internet was possible. You must be feeling the same way now. I even wrote: "Anyway, just thought I would share and let people know that giving up is the absolute worst thing you can do."

    Fast forward 8 months and days where I pull in $300 are becoming rather common. Now you know what you're doing works, continue to scale up.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Congratulations! How cool!

      I'm getting pretty excited about my own sales on my Squidoo lenses - my higher sales "only" were a couple of hundred each, but not bad next to the 0.99 ebooks I'm also selling ;-)

      Wishing you continued and ever increasing success!
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        1st thing you need to do is have a short memory.

        Forget about this one/ will it refund/ should I do this or that with the cash. Forget all that mess.

        Go out and make some MORE money while you're waiting on this check.

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  • congo man. it feels great when we earn our first sale.our patience and hard work shows the result.

    good luck for future...
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  • Profile picture of the author CRGreen
    Congrats Sean! And like Alex already mentioned, it's not about luck. It's about YOU taking action and making it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanew
    Congrats Sean! More people should look at this. Quality, Epic content will always pay off if you have something of value to follow up with. Nice payday, and don't focus on refunds. It's bad thinking!

    Be well,

    Lane
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  • Profile picture of the author hirithk
    Hi
    Congrates,
    Its very true.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stripe
    Congratulations! Very good advice too!
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Congratulations! It's always nice to hear a success story

    Thanks for the advice too
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  • Profile picture of the author cjalvarez91
    It's not luck, you actually made it happen. Feel proud of yourself! Congrats, and keep it growing.
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  • Profile picture of the author dml8131
    Its been several months since your original post... how is your site performing?
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  • Profile picture of the author RoseHunt
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    Congrats, it's always great and motivating to read about people who have started earning good money that way. And it's just the beginning!
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  • Profile picture of the author amazontoolkit
    Congrats hard work = reward just remember that :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
      Well done, I felt the same way when I started getting AdSense payments

      I have just created my first Amazon site too, very excited and my found my first review ranking

      Things only happen if "YOU" make them happen

      Took me a while to understand that a while back.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    It's always nice to read success stories. This is why you should never give up. If you keep working you will eventually succeed.

    Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author rediscoverindia
    Congratulation!!
    Now I also work on amazon affiliation. Give me some tips how to make more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author pingsters
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    You feel always great once you get your first sale. Contracts, and now jut scale this up and create more stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Alton Hargrave
    Congratulations on your great fortune! It must be true, money does buy happiness. As the story goes, if you don't believe that money buys happiness, you just don't know where to shop!
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  • Profile picture of the author mekdroid
    Hi Sean! Congrats ... we have this saying in Spain:

    If you can make one basket you can make a hundred
    Go make more baskets!
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  • Profile picture of the author hijoy
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    Congrats on your first sale,This is the beginning of you a better life.
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    wow! it was such an inspiring story of yours! its good to read a thread with happy people that willing to inspire others. congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    Congratulations! I love hearing success stories. It goes to show you that when the pieces come together, the results are fantastic!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnZ
    I'm happy for you man, congrats! Now on to many more

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  • Profile picture of the author acaforreal
    Congratulations, thank you for sharing your success
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    The first sale is always a positive indicator for your new project and reinforces your dedication to its success. Good Show!!!
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