Newbie Makes A Sale - It's About Time

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So, like many newbies on WF, I have been reading through various posts, trying to learn what I can. Two weeks ago, I decided to pick one technique and give it an honest effort.

I must admit that I was getting pretty discouraged after seeing hundreds of hops and zero sales (from my new campaigns - one of my blogs will actually make a sale from time to time). I ran across a post today that encouraged everyone to update their Clickbank links, so I did.

And guess what? Less than 5 hours later, I actually made a sale! I have never been so happy about $25 in my life. My excitement is somewhat limited because now I wonder if I did not lose some sales by having the old links. :confused:

No worries though. I just thought I would share! Thanks for all the help that you guys freely give here. It is much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author pj413
    Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alaister
    Congratulations....it's always great to hear success stories. It's amazing how we get excited about seeing things work rather than great financial gain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    Good for you. I remember when I set something up and went out for supper, come back and I had made $14 while I was out. I called everybody and told them. It is so exciting.
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  • Profile picture of the author UniqueMind
    Wheres the party ?

    Keep pushing in, try-test, learn-give ..your all set.

    Congrats,
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
    Hi Experimental:

    Great job on the sale. Hope you make 1 million more.

    Remember you can't change the past but can shape the present and future! Climb your spot and do it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnadab
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      Thanks for that bit of advice.
      I will put it in my diary for a thing to checl in 4 months time.

      It is so easy to forget these things

      BTW - add your success to the thread :

      "How many of us have our own products"
      Started by Jekiko.

      Thats is a VERY interesting thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr McDonald
    Congratulations on the first sale. I hope this gives you the confidence to build your business and make the 2nd 3rd 4th and many more.

    Best wishes
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
    Originally Posted by Experimental View Post

    And guess what? Less than 5 hours later, I actually made a sale! I have never been so happy about $25 in my life. My excitement is somewhat limited because now I wonder if I did not lose some sales by having the old links. :confused:

    Good job!

    ...but what exactly do you mean by "having the old links"?
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    • Profile picture of the author ryandales2000
      Congratulations on a job well done! By the way, you mentioned that you made a sale just hours after you updated your Clickbank links. This brings to mind a separate thread on the controversy whether there is something fishy going on with Clickbank. Could it really be true that when an affiliate's Clickbank sales are lethargic it can be revived by merely updating the Clickbank links? Is this a mere coincidence?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
      Thanks everyone for the kind words. Now I need to 'wash and repeat' like everyone says.

      By switching out the old links, I just mean I used the new 'cloaked hop' instead of the old name.product.etcetcetc links that clickbank would generate for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
    "I decided to pick one technique and give it an honest effort"

    That right there sets you apart from most newbies. Get good at one method before moving on to something else. Works wonders for your progress in this game.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonybhachu
    Well done Experimental!
    Now just repeat the process and keep building on what you're already doing.
    All the best,
    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author lburkeau
    Congratulations!!

    Job well done...you did the right thing by focusing only on one thing...this is where people make the biggest mistake..

    To your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author 7_8_shortcuts
    congratulations... this is where it all starts ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielFonda
    Originally Posted by Experimental View Post

    So, like many newbies on WF, I have been reading through various posts, trying to learn what I can. Two weeks ago, I decided to pick one technique and give it an honest effort.

    I must admit that I was getting pretty discouraged after seeing hundreds of hops and zero sales (from my new campaigns - one of my blogs will actually make a sale from time to time). I ran across a post today that encouraged everyone to update their Clickbank links, so I did.

    And guess what? Less than 5 hours later, I actually made a sale! I have never been so happy about $25 in my life. My excitement is somewhat limited because now I wonder if I did not lose some sales by having the old links. :confused:

    No worries though. I just thought I would share! Thanks for all the help that you guys freely give here. It is much appreciated!
    Yap, having old links is never a good idea. Just make sure to make up for your past mistakes in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    congrats on your success! Makes me smile..

    Keep it up...
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    Congrats! What an awesome feeling! My family thought I was nuts when I called to tell them that I finally made $.50 on the ebay partner network. It just keeps getting better.
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    • Profile picture of the author fxteam
      Congrats =)
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      • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
        Thanks all. I appreciate the words of encouragement. I spent 4 hours tonight putting together the finishing touches on a new campaign. Hopefully in a few days I will be able to see some traffic (and maybe some hops).

        Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Transue
    Congrats! Continue putting all the great information here on WF to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Congratulations! I love to read such post.

    You have just position yourself among the top few per cent who has started making money. Find out what works for you and ask yourself how you can scale it better and wider.

    Cheers,
    John
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  • Profile picture of the author ejoka86
    congrats experimental,hope you make more of it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Shabbir
    Hey thats great news..congratulations...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
    Instead of starting a new thread, I thought I would ask a question here.

    Without using PPC or any type of paid advertising, is it possible to be making $1,000 a month by the end of 2009? I have read numerous success stories here, but most of the time people take what they earn, outsource it to make more and then move on to something completely different; like PPC.

    If I elected to stick to using only using cheaper methods (url redirect on ezinearticles, Squidoo, Blogger and setting up a few niche blogs set up with Wordpress), am I setting my goal too high?

    Thanks for all your input. I value (and appreciate) it all and will take action (continue to act that is)!
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    • Profile picture of the author Revolves
      Originally Posted by Experimental View Post

      Instead of starting a new thread, I thought I would ask a question here.

      Without using PPC or any type of paid advertising, is it possible to be making $1,000 a month by the end of 2009? I have read numerous success stories here, but most of the time people take what they earn, outsource it to make more and then move on to something completely different; like PPC.

      If I elected to stick to using only using cheaper methods (url redirect on ezinearticles, Squidoo, Blogger and setting up a few niche blogs set up with Wordpress), am I setting my goal too high?

      Thanks for all your input. I value (and appreciate) it all and will take action (continue to act that is)!
      You could do that. But if you're "working alone", it might take just too much efforts to push your income higher. If you spend even $200 from your $1000/per month, you can begin pushing your monthly income from $1000 to $2000, and so forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr.schutz
    Congratulations! I am happy for you. Hope you can make more soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bugala
    Just poointing out, i think its okay on warrior rules if you use link to your blog on your signature, for your text was intereting enough on your signature that i tried to click it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
    I am definitely not setting the world on fire, but using a few simple techniques found on WF, I have now made a sale in each of the past three weeks. It is hard work but I am finally seeing more traffic, more hops and more importantly a couple sales.

    I just wanted to thank you guys (and girls) again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kesh247
    Great stuff. To Your Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    grats I just checked and after a slow week i actually made a sale today. It would be 100% impossible for me if the "old" hoplinks wouldn't work anymore - i'd need to change MANY sites and links...
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  • Profile picture of the author TKChung
    Congratulations! More sales will came.
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