What was your first earning?

by warpri
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Hi Dears! simple question for you. How did you earn your first dollar on the internet?
  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I earned my first money by getting paid to build a website after I had made some sites as a hobby.
    It is okay to contact me! I have been developing software since 1999, creating many popular products like phpLD.
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    • Profile picture of the author MKons
      When I was 16, a "mobile phone accessory/repair shop" hired me to build a website and SEO it for them. At that time I had no idea what SEO was I did build them a website though, and refunded half the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    My first money came from selling a
    resale rights ebook on Clickbank.

    My first real marketing money came
    from an affiliate sale through Adwords,
    and I'll never forget it.

    I made a sale from the very first Adwords
    click I got... probably the very worst
    thing that could have happened lol, because
    I spent hundreds chasing that sale afterward.

    -David Raybould
    Killer Emails. Cash-spewing VSLs. Turbocharged Landing Pages.

    Whatever you need, my high converting copy puts more money in your pocket. PM for details. 10 years experience and 9 figure revenues.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Via a 'green'(referral) on a freebie site(Freebiejeebies) where people complete offers and refer others in order to get gadgets and consoles. Each green is worth £17, so that was my first earning.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
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      • Profile picture of the author warpri
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        My first dollars online came from paid-to-read email programs about ten years ago. Back then, many of these were pretty good little earners (extra income, of course, not a full-time living).

        Tina G
        10 years ago! in 1999, what're the diferences you're seen between 1999-2009 in the programs such as PTR. were there scams also like today?

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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          My first sale was an e-course I designed.
          "Fate protects fools, little children, and ships called Enterprise." ~Commander Riker
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    I earned by first dollar online from Adsense :-) But that was long long before
    I could not join Paypal or clickbank, and it was only Google who allow me to monetize
    the site i have made...

    Mohsin Rasool
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  • I earned my first money selling links to wholesalers and dropshippers on ebay.

    Years later I made some real money writing articles for people.

    Now I am into affiliate sales.

    I am very impressed at the variety of ways people responding to this thread made their 1st dollar. It is very interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author android
    my first money came from article writing on helium.com. I made $30.
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  • My first sale came from promoting a product (Top Secret Weight Loss Secret) on Clickbank.

    I wrote two keyword-laden articles about weight loss and submitted them to EZineArticles. My resource box pointed to a webpage that automatically redirected visitors to the Top Secret Far Loss Secret sales page.

    I forgot about it.

    Months later, I logged into Clickbank while I was at work and found out someone had purchased via my link, and that I had $30 waiting in my Clickbank account.

    I immediately stood up, went to the ladies room, locked myself in a bathroom stall...

    .... and danced for about fifteen minutes.


    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and good with ketchup.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jagged
      Opened a bunch of online retail shops back in 2004 selling everything from camping gear to adult "toys & novelties".
      If I remember correctly our first sale was for womens "high heel shoes".....
      size 13.....
      .....to a guy from Seattle

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    • Profile picture of the author warpri
      Originally Posted by thegoddessofeleven View Post

      I immediately stood up, went to the ladies room, locked myself in a bathroom stall...

      .... and danced for about fifteen minutes.

      And actually it's a real weight loss excercise.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mawardee(A)
    Via new simple software I sold from my blog.
    Just few hundreds of dollars in few months.

    Really nostalgic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mawardee(A)
    But seems that I spent more than what I earned at that time.

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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    I made my first money on ebay selling physical products then I moved on to digital products. I really knew nothing about selling digital products on ebay and I was making some good money. I could only imagine the guys that knew what they were doing must have been cleaning up. I then moved on to affiliate sales, next step is my own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana Forsythe
    I first made money when some politician hired me to design their campaign websites. But they were so hard to work with that i decided that web design was something I would use only for my own products. After that I earned money promoting clickbank products
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  • Profile picture of the author Bujuk
    nice share everyone.

    my first real IM income is only 12 cents for god sake. but that first affiliate income teach me alot and keep me smiling through out the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard N Adams
    I earned a whole $20 in my first 6 months online - an affiliate commission from MarketingTips.com. And to think, I'd only paid $300 for the hosting of my site all those years ago ;-)

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    My first earning online was through Adsense and this is how I did it.

    Easy Cash Passive Income
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    I started making money online around 1998, when I was 13. I'm not 100% sure which came first.. Commission Junction and the $100+ check for referring $1/lead requests for free samples from "Web-Cards", or the check from Microsoft for the CPC ad program they ran at the time.

    I never cashed the check from Microsoft because I thought it was soooo cool to be 13 and have a check from the most famous computer company of the time.
    Improvely: Built to track, test and optimize your marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Shakul
    My first income that I made was $167 from Adsense (lol.. that is of around 3 yrs back...When I was of around 14....Now I am in mid 17...Better say, just 18 )
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    • Profile picture of the author dotslash
      FIrst earnings was about £300 in amazon commissions from a single ppc ad (direct linked) that cost me £20. They slashed price on a specific LCD TV overnight ( I thought wow this is easy !)
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  • Profile picture of the author Pat Ordenes
    Neverblue CPA offer...
    A massive $7.50

    It felt pretty good though...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kat Fuschillo
    I think it was from article marketing and I made about $30 - I was over the moon!

    Kat Fuschillo

    Need Killer content? Head to -www.KatFuschillo.com

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    • Profile picture of the author sarafina
      My first earning came from a poker blog I had ages ago. I signed up on one of those text link sites and somebody paid a whopping $1 to appear on my site. It was my first earning online so I was more than happy to accept!
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  • Profile picture of the author metaphors
    My first earnings online came from cpa marketing with maxbounty.
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  • Profile picture of the author scattermouse
    My first money was a whole 79 cents of amazon commission.

    And yes, I danced around the room.

    Of course it didn't get close to paying for hosting, domain reg, etc...

    Your first sale is always amazing, no matter how little, because it shows that you can succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrsAuspicious
    My very first earned was from TreasureTroopers which is a "GPT" site. The next amounts I earned came from, you guessed it, eBay. I worked my way up the teeny little ladder to where I am now, not much higher up lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author scorpio7
    My first profit online came from buying something wholesale for $50 and sold it for a total of $425.00 in an auction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    My first internet money came from eBay back before it sucked.

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