Your First $100 - How Long Did It Take You To Make Your First $100 Online?

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How Long Did It Take You To Make Your First $100 Online?

I think that this is a really interesting question because it might show that making money online is not a quick fix solution. Well it wasn't for me.

My first earnings online was with Adsense. I jumped for joyed when I got that first 5 cent click. It took nearly a year to hit the $100 mark.

So How About You - How Long Did It Take?
  • How did you earn that first $100?
  • Are you still earning your online money in this way?
  • Do you have any advice for newbies?

I look forward to your responses.


Victoria (aka Tiptopcat)
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  • Profile picture of the author Kikrly
    I earn online as a freelancer. It took me about one month to get my first $100, and after that it was much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author mubashir
    I am working online since 2007 and earned 100$ after a year. But then i start making 1000$+ dollar each month and by the help of Allah now i am getting 10,000$ +.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author kashifraza
    it took a week for me to earn my first $100, i work as a freelancer animated explainer video producer. so the fastest way to earn money is by offering your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    I remember I reached my first $100 on Clickbank within 1-2 months, but there are many other ways to make $100 in a far shorter period of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author pcgun007
    I earned my first $100 from lifestreet media with in 10 days..
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  • Profile picture of the author VinnieVegas
    Originally Posted by Tiptopcat View Post

    How Long Did It Take You To Make Your First $100 Online?
    Under a week. I had a $300 product I created myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author play2win727
    I made my first $100 using Youtube promoting a dating product. It made me about 1.5k overall but all my videos kept getting banned and accounts closed. I do still earn some money from Video but I dont rely on it too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
      I made my first $100 online in about a week selling affiliate products for others and sense then I've had many days that I make $100 or more in a single day.

      All the best,

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author ayamy24
        Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

        I made my first $100 online in about a week selling affiliate products for others and sense then I've had many days that I make $100 or more in a single day.

        All the best,

        Martin
        I still wonder how to make money through Clickbank. I have a problem in finding traffic. Can someone assist?
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
          Originally Posted by ayamy24 View Post

          I still wonder how to make money through Clickbank. I have a problem in finding traffic. Can someone assist?
          I've had numerous $200, $300 days. I would say focus on big priced products because they require just as much effort to sell as small prices products. Also, test a product through PPC before you run a long SEO campaign, time is more valuable than money.
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  • Profile picture of the author MPPTrainer
    Two months with Kindle books!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Way too damn long.

    I don't know specifically how many days and months...

    But I must say that making the first $5 was much more 'stimulating'

    Because I knew at that point that it could be done
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    Alright why not.

    Q: How did you earn that first $100?

    A: I built a website (a big one) telling people how to do a certain thing they were searching for online. Basically, I found a fairly non competitive niche and built a big website around it. It took me about a month before I earned my first $100 with that site, and I was making about $300-$500 a month with that site within a few months.

    Q: Are you still earning your online money in this way
    A: In this way? Absolutely, while I don't do much in that niche anymore - I still own the domain and it's nice and aged from 2007 with a google Pr3 now :-)

    Q: Do you have any advice for newbies?
    A: Build a list - I didn't build one for a few YEARS and realized it's easy to make 3-4 times as much profit by building a list in your niche. I now have lists in MANY niches and make money daily w/o much hands on work for the most part.

    To give you an example, I had a youtube channel ranking nicely for a 40k searches per month keyword. I linked DIRECTLY to the affiliate product and made about $500 a week from this one channel. I decided to build a LIST and gave people a (legit) discount on that product (that the product owner had set up already) and was able to increase earnings on that channel to about $2,000 per week. All I did was build a squeeze page and offer the discount, no extra work beyond that was needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Mcalorum
    I made (my first) hundred dollars in one day using
    google, yahoo and bing ppc to cpa offers.

    MANY hundred dollar days have been made from
    selling my own products.

    MANY other hundred dollar days have been made via
    selling affiliate products.

    MANY other hundred dollar days were made doing "service arbitrage"

    MANY thousand dollar days have been made from coaching
    clients
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I made my first $100 more than a decade ago and I needed to work hard. That was through PTC before I learned IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Douglas
    Promoting affiliate products, I think it took me a month to make my first $100.

    Good old times.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThinhH
    Originally Posted by Tiptopcat View Post

    How Long Did It Take You To Make Your First $100 Online?

    I think that this is a really interesting question because it might show that making money online is not a quick fix solution. Well it wasn't for me.

    My first earnings online was with Adsense. I jumped for joyed when I got that first 5 cent click. It took nearly a year to hit the $100 mark.

    So How About You - How Long Did It Take?
    • How did you earn that first $100?
    • Are you still earning your online money in this way?
    • Do you have any advice for newbies?

    I look forward to your responses.


    Victoria (aka Tiptopcat)
    My first $100 was earned through affiliate marketing. I am still having a lot of
    fun and success with it. My main method is e-mail marketing and I would
    recommend everyone to use it due to its effectiveness, although many
    marketers disbelieve in its power. I have two advices for newbies: when
    looking for a product to promote, seek for those who are brand new and
    its gravity are ranged from the minimum of 20 to the maximum of 75, and
    when building a list of targeted subscribers to promote a product, you need
    to make sure that you do not spam your subscribers by sending 3 emails
    everyday, but rather one email in one or two days.
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  • affiliate marketing for me, build that rapport with my list and emailed them an offer they couldn't refuse
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  • I take me about 4 to 5 years before i make my first sale but when i did made my first sale online i could not stop them from coming in i made $1490 on a single month that's wasn't bad at all.

    At that point i was using clickbank i think if someone starting out they should tryout clickbank because it's easier
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  • Profile picture of the author molisa
    online money making is easy but it having many problems

    be aware of cheaters
    use some online accounts for fund transfer

    the best way to earn 100$ from online is freelancing

    if you have knowledge of some programming then search for free lancing sites

    and the easiest learn SEO , its easy and can make 100$ in short time
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  • Profile picture of the author sathuri
    After my frist Two months with adsense google sent me a check for $156. Then for the next six months i made an average of $180 per month before they closed my account , some one was spamming my movies forum with rasist posts.
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  • I earned my money in PPD with 200$
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  • Profile picture of the author DeonN
    I started making websites about 10 years ago and made $100 easily in the first week. But trying to make money selling affiliate products took me a little longer. I started promoting on CL, and after a month or so had made $100. It definitely takes time and persistence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Steptoe
    Earned my first through AdSense. Definitely the best way for a beginner to make autopilot income online. Just work hard on your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    I earned my first $100 online through AdSense, it was easier than I first thought it would be.
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    • Profile picture of the author haddy
      when most of the people say you earned your $100 in a certain amount of time, how long were you spending a day to get that?
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  • Profile picture of the author rania090
    I earned my first 100$ from adsense and now I still make money from adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    Took me about a month to learn the whole affiliate marketing thing, and then I made $100 from it pretty soon after, so I guess a month and a bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lovelace
      For myself, it took until this year to really pick up. I have been trying since I was 18, working at a bank, and seeing people with businesses that really drove me. Saw some small earnings with affiliate video marketing, but the real money came this year when I released my first few products, and creating a list of buyers.

      Feels great and pushes me more each day to get out of bed and keep to saying "Carpe Diem" or "Seize The Day"

      Eric
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Mann
    Here goes...

    It took me full FOUR YEARS to make my first 100 bucks online.
    • How did you earn that first $100?
    I did it with nich sites or sniper sites whatever you want to call it.

    • Are you still earning your online money in this way?
    Nop. I flipped that domain for $1,000 and moved into Product Launches.

    • Do you have any advice for newbies?
    Make a Plan and STICK WITH IT. STICK. WITH. IT.



    It took me 5 - 6 years of rock solid back-breaking hard work to get where I am today so if you are someone who easily gives up... this biz is not for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      Originally Posted by Sam Mann View Post

      Here goes...

      It took me full FOUR YEARS to make my first 100 bucks online.
      • How did you earn that first $100?
      I did it with nich sites or sniper sites whatever you want to call it.

      • Are you still earning your online money in this way?
      Nop. I flipped that domain for $1,000 and moved into Product Launches.

      • Do you have any advice for newbies?
      Make a Plan and STICK WITH IT. STICK. WITH. IT.



      It took me 5 - 6 years of rock solid back-breaking hard work to get where I am today so if you are someone who easily gives up... this biz is not for you.
      It can take some of us years to make in with an online business. Part of this is down to choosing the wrong path, not knowing enough about how things work and then just giving up when money isn't made quickly.

      Thank you for sharing your experience here
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  • Profile picture of the author vedremo
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    I earned my first $100 via blogging. Google adwords paid me for the ads that they placed on my blogs. I really had a lot of subscribers on my blog who were looking for special discount promotions so it's not a wonder why my blog had some serious traffic going on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinsh123
    I think it took more than 6 months for earning $100 from banner advertising over there at my blog, and now that blog name is also changed. Missing so much good memories now at this time - so thanks for asking this question.

    Later after 12 months from my first earning I reached $800 a month from banner advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyRItes
    For me it took 2 weeks to make $100.Actually I am a service provider on freelancer ,I was very happy from my first online income
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    I started affiliate marketing in January. Made my first sale in March and made just under $200 in April and have been making money ever since!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    It took me about a year, but that's because I was a 19 year old kid that didn't know business, now that I'm 26 and well learned, I can wake up and make $100 any day I want online.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    I made more than that my first month. It's been upwards ever since.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonOliver
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    For me, I got lucky, I bought some WSOs and the providers were quite helpful in getting me up and running..I am also joining the War Room so I recommend you do so as well..to full maximize your chances of getting closer to your goals..
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    I don't remember exactly how long it took, but I know it took months for me to make my first hundred. It took years to start hitting hundred dollar days. I'm just now getting to where I'm consistently over a hundred every day and have a handful of days per months that are over $500 and some approaching a thousand.

    I earned my first hundred writing articles for other people working with a service that paid me $5 to $10 per article. I can't remember the name of the company now, but it was enough to show me there was money to be made. I got tired of being paid pennies per word written and started building websites and writing content for them and made a small amount of money off a large amount of work using Adsense and the Amazon affiliate program. I then spent all that money and then some on the latest and greatest link-building software and spy software before realizing there is no easy button software that's going to do everything for you.

    I then started writing books for myself and went on to earn most of my first $50K or so on Kindle books and print books before expanding into other areas. I'm still making money on the Kindle marketplace and am still writing Kindle books, but have started exploring other promising methods of making money online.

    The best advice I can give you is to choose a method to start with and learn that method, be it writing Kindle books, building a list and marketing to that list, creating content and selling it or some other form of online marketing. There are a number of legitimate ways to make money online. Don't get caught up by the promises of quick and easy money and expect to hit pitfalls on the way. Also realize that there are some helpful software programs out there, but a lot of the software being marketed to online marketers overpromises and underdelivers. Don't spend a ton on money of the latest and greatest software with all the bells and whistles unless it's something you truly need and will use.

    Once you decide what you want to learn, take action. It doesn't have to be a lot of action at first and you don't have to spend a ton of money learning the ropes, but the best way to learn how to make money online is to do it for yourself. There's a ton of great information on here, but stick around places where internet marketers hang out long enough and you'll see so many methods of making money it'll make your head spin. You'll also see a lot of doom and gloom and people claiming every single method of making money online is dead. The best thing I ever did was step away from all of the online forums for a while to learn the ropes on my own.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      From miklanderson2
      I don't remember exactly how long it took, but I know it took months for me to make my first hundred. It took years to start hitting hundred dollar days. I'm just now getting to where I'm consistently over a hundred every day and have a handful of days per months that are over $500 and some approaching a thousand.
      Wow - it is so great to hear how long it took and how being consistent will increase your profits.

      I earned my first hundred writing articles for other people working with a service that paid me $5 to $10 per article. I can't remember the name of the company now, but it was enough to show me there was money to be made. I got tired of being paid pennies per word written and started building websites and writing content for them and made a small amount of money off a large amount of work using Adsense and the Amazon affiliate program.

      Providing a service can be a great way to start because you know exactly how much you are going to earn and when you will get that money. Then you can move on to bigger and better things, as you gain experience and confidence.


      I then started writing books for myself and went on to earn most of my first $50K or so on Kindle books and print books before expanding into other areas. I'm still making money on the Kindle marketplace and am still writing Kindle books, but have started exploring other promising methods of making money online.
      I love how branching out into a new market area has proven to be such a great success for you - congrats.

      The best advice I can give you is to choose a method to start with and learn that method, be it writing Kindle books, building a list and marketing to that list, creating content and selling it or some other form of online marketing. There are a number of legitimate ways to make money online. Don't get caught up by the promises of quick and easy money and expect to hit pitfalls on the way.
      It can be difficult to stick with something but it can be so worth it in the end.

      Also realize that there are some helpful software programs out there, but a lot of the software being marketed to online marketers overpromises and underdelivers. Don't spend a ton on money of the latest and greatest software with all the bells and whistles unless it's something you truly need and will use.
      Excellent point - It is so easy to get sucked in by the excellent sales skills of the marketer.

      Once you decide what you want to learn, take action. It doesn't have to be a lot of action at first and you don't have to spend a ton of money learning the ropes, but the best way to learn how to make money online is to do it for yourself.
      So many fantastic points - like a mini How To Report. Thank you for sharing your experience of what it takes to make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author fixie
    Well, I've been hanging on various game forums as a kid and the thought of working online didn't even occurred to me. When I finished high school I've worked on various crap-jobs and decided to work a second job where I can be my own boss. With that determination, I've managed to earn my first $100 inside a couple of days since I've always known my way around html/css and photoshop. It was freelancing work, not really marketing level, but it made me really proud. That was my first job as well which I've offered to make for free, but the guy paid me anyway
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      Originally Posted by fixie View Post

      Well, I've been hanging on various game forums as a kid and the thought of working online didn't even occurred to me. When I finished high school I've worked on various crap-jobs and decided to work a second job where I can be my own boss. With that determination, I've managed to earn my first $100 inside a couple of days since I've always known my way around html/css and photoshop. It was freelancing work, not really marketing level, but it made me really proud. That was my first job as well which I've offered to make for free, but the guy paid me anyway
      I love the fact that you were willing to work for free but the guy paid you anyway. That is really fantastic and it also shows that what you can do has some worth.

      Thank you for sharing your experience Fixie
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  • Profile picture of the author Surlianto Can
    Hi Vitoria,

    I make my first $100 about a month, i just do affiliate marketing (clickbank --> health niche) leveraging the power of video optimization (using Youtube) and i have several videos now rank in page 1 on google.

    So, i recommend for beginner to start with affiliate marketing first to get first dollar

    Any comment?

    Many Thanks
    Surlianto Can
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      Originally Posted by Surlianto Can View Post

      Hi Vitoria,

      I make my first $100 about a month, i just do affiliate marketing (clickbank --> health niche) leveraging the power of video optimization (using Youtube) and i have several videos now rank in page 1 on google.

      So, i recommend for beginner to start with affiliate marketing first to get first dollar

      Any comment?

      Many Thanks
      Surlianto Can
      Thanks for commenting Surlianto.

      Affiliate marketing is a great way to start - the easiest and cheapest (free) way is to write articles for web 2.0 properties like Hubpages Squidoo.

      They might not be as popular now but they can be a good starting point for the absolute beginner who doesn't have any money to invest.

      Thanks again and much success in your business
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      • Profile picture of the author coolCrawler
        The first time I made $100 bucks online is through freelance WordPress Design. It took me roughly 6 days. I knew how to do it because I had setup personal websites in the past. Honestly though, my skills weren't really that impressive... but I found out that they didn't need to be.

        My Strategy:

        I found local websites in my area by searching Google. I targeted websites that were poorly done and mismanaged.

        Next, I would use the email address on the page and send a FREE, detailed report about how the business owner could improve their website. I didn't make any offer... I simply provided value for the owner immediately. My suggestions were specific and quick; just a few rapid fire ways of making the site better (Layout, colour scheme, copy, etc.)

        Finally, after just 4 emails, a small owner contacted me with a request to do business (that is a ridiculously high 25% response rate ). I was shocked... not only did he take my suggestions seriously, he also wanted ME to be in charge of making the improvements! He asked a price, and I said $100. I thought that I was way overshooting it... but later I found out that he was saving up for another designer that charged $1500+! Boy... did I kick myself after finding that out.

        So, my suggestion for people out there is to leverage a skill that you already possess... and do exactly what I did. First, provide value with no strings attached. After awhile, people might come to appreciate the work you did for them and offer an opportunity. Leave room to be surprised... and don't necessarily chase the money. Instead, chase helping others and the money will come. I'm sure you've heard that saying before!

        Remember: I was NOT amazing when it came to WordPress design. I was just more skilled at it than my client... and that's usually all that matters when you are starting out.

        The next step for me is to switch over from freelancing to a more marketing-oriented income source. But freelancing is a great first step.
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    • Profile picture of the author mubashir
      Originally Posted by Surlianto Can View Post

      Hi Vitoria,

      I make my first $100 about a month, i just do affiliate marketing (clickbank --> health niche) leveraging the power of video optimization (using Youtube) and i have several videos now rank in page 1 on google.

      So, i recommend for beginner to start with affiliate marketing first to get first dollar

      Any comment?

      Many Thanks
      Surlianto Can
      Yes its really the best option for newbie.
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    • Profile picture of the author Grahamj
      3 days with my first drop shipping store. Using amazon external product ads (no longer available).
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  • Profile picture of the author w13
    Originally Posted by Tiptopcat View Post

    How Long Did It Take You To Make Your First $100 Online?

    I think that this is a really interesting question because it might show that making money online is not a quick fix solution. Well it wasn't for me.

    My first earnings online was with Adsense. I jumped for joyed when I got that first 5 cent click. It took nearly a year to hit the $100 mark.

    So How About You - How Long Did It Take?
    • How did you earn that first $100?
    • Are you still earning your online money in this way?
    • Do you have any advice for newbies?

    I look forward to your responses.


    Victoria (aka Tiptopcat)
    I've got my first $100 for 3 days, when i started flipping website in flippa 3 years ago.. Since i leave flippa, it's hard to me to get my $100 so now i tried to make my own product to sell here.

    For newbies? Never give up to find what the best your incomes source fit in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    It took me around one month to earn my first $100 but it was fun. Though it was through a freelance job.
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    hmmmmm...about 7 years ago, it took me a year to get my first Adsense check, but when I found PPC in the Google Adwords days, I made $700+ in a weekend, then moved to product hijacking and now interviewing and building a list of loyal, trusted subscribers is my heart's desire and passion. There are so MANY ways to "skin the internet cat" that I love calling the Internet my "home." Great thread! Kristie Chiles from Georgia
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      Originally Posted by luane View Post

      hmmmmm...about 7 years ago, it took me a year to get my first Adsense check, but when I found PPC in the Google Adwords days, I made $700+ in a weekend, then moved to product hijacking and now interviewing and building a list of loyal, trusted subscribers is my heart's desire and passion. There are so MANY ways to "skin the internet cat" that I love calling the Internet my "home." Great thread! Kristie Chiles from Georgia
      Wow - that $700 weekend must have felt amazing!!

      It is so interesting to hear about all the different methods people have tried. I am glad you have now found your ultimate passion in interviewing and list building . I am working on that at the moment.

      It takes a while but I am happy that I have started on that journey of collecting subscribers.

      Thanks for your response
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  • It took me awhile, but it was very shocking when I realized how easy it could have been done had I done something else.

    You just need to know what you have to do. Oftentimes, people work too hard in order to make their first $100, but find a model you can follow and stick to it. Consistency is so important.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
      Originally Posted by internetmarketer1 View Post

      It took me awhile, but it was very shocking when I realized how easy it could have been done had I done something else.

      You just need to know what you have to do. Oftentimes, people work too hard in order to make their first $100, but find a model you can follow and stick to it. Consistency is so important.
      The hard part if figuring out which model is the right fit for you. For example, lots of people are making bank with Adsense but that just doesn't interest me at all.

      Glad you found the right path for you. Congratulations.

      Thanks for commenting
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  • Profile picture of the author cianci1129
    Q: How did you earn that first $100?
    A: It took me about two weeks to build a sales funnel (very basic) with only affiliate products. I drove some solo ads at it and with the help of my email auto responder, I made $100 profit by the end of month one.

    Q: Are you still earning your online money in this way
    A: Yes and no- same sales funnel concept, but now I market my own product.

    Q: Do you have any advice for newbies?
    Decide what you really want to do online. For example, if you just want to make a few hundred dollars or month or if you want to build a full business. From there, spend time studying what exactly you're getting yourself into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ontealdon
    It took me literally 7 months to do my first $100.
    First $100 is the hardest.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    6 months. I am a total newbie but I am good now. To newbie, focus on 1 thing and then move to another when you have already mastered the first chosen thing
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  • Profile picture of the author navjotvashist
    I have just started my own business in Digital Marketing in India. I need some tips and I want to grow more.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Hello Cat, excellent thread.

      Mine was a content rich, info & How-To site. I already had the traffic, so when I set up AdSense and affiliate products in a store, my income started immediately. The first $100 was made in the first few days before I knew what I was doing.

      - Annie
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Originally Posted by navjotvashist View Post

      I have just started my own business in Digital Marketing in India. I need some tips and I want to grow more.
      This post is for those who have already made their first money.

      Read through the forum every day so you learn where to post and how to ask for assistance. If there is a term or acronym you don't understand, go look it up on the 'net.

      Pick up a couple of freebies and cheapies to find out what you need to learn. It's hard when you don't even know the questions to ask.

      - Annie
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevven1
    So How About You - How Long Did It Take? After finding the good niche it took me 3 days.
    How did you earn that first $100? Using a content locker
    Are you still earning your online money in this way? Yes making about 1000$ a month.
    Do you have any advice for newbies? Become my refferal
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  • Profile picture of the author LunguAndrei
    Including the time needed to learn the basic skills, I would say about 2 months. I first worked as a freelance Web Developer and I needed some time to learn to code, and also some time to find my first 3 projects (that`s right, I needed 3 projects to get to 100$). The thing is that I would charge at least 300$ for the same projects now.
    In the affiliate marketing domain, I think it took me almost 6 months. The idea is that all domains require a learning curve to master them, but usually the harder it is at the start, the more profitable you will be later on.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    About 6 months and it was from an Adsens site I build. I don't do that anymore but than when I made my first $100 - I was over the moon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    How Long Did It Take?

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think I made my first $100 within the first 3 to 6 months or so of starting my first website.

    How did you earn that first $100?

    Adsense.

    Are you still earning your online money in this way?

    Not anymore. Now I sell ebooks.

    Do you have any advice for newbies?

    Adsense is a good starting point because it's so easy to set up, but it's also much less profitable than selling your own products or affiliate products. Once you have a steady amount of traffic to your website, try adding new monetization methods other than just Adsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Wow, ding ding ding! We have a winner.
      One of the first Thread "Resurrectioners" whose actual reserrection and what he had to say was legit and had something of value to add.

      I guess there is always a first LOL

      Thnx coolCrawler. It shows that you can take action with literally a few short steps and see results.
      Of course it does not always work out this way, as 25% conversion is remarkable and maybe somewhat lucky. But it shows the potential
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post


        I guess there is always a first LOL

        Not a first, but few and far between

        al

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  • Profile picture of the author josephgny
    Took me about 8 years. Not so bad considering how many people will never make $100 online.

    How did you earn that first $100?: Fiverr plus a couple websites I started.
    Are you still earning your online money in this way?: I still make money with Fiverr, but the other 2 projects I postponed
    Do you have any advice for newbies?: My advice for newbies might seem obvious to some, but when I first started I didn't think TO: MASTER THE ART OF GETTING ONLINE TRAFFIC. Then all you need is high converting offers and you're making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author SFNY
    I made my first money online years ago with EBAY. I was probably 16 years old and eBay rocked!! I'm 32 now niches are getting harder because there are just that many more people working online.

    Back in the day, I would go to Canal street in New York and buy sunglasses for $5 dollars a piece and sell them for $40 on eBay. That was the life - everything was so easy. My strategy was simple > buy low and sell high. The easiest and quickest way to make money online for me has always been just that.

    Lately, however; I've been challenging myself into making money online in other ways. I'm very good at selling but I'm challenging myself to become an SEO - rank, earn, and flip sites. I guess we can call that selling too
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Y
    Great topic!

    It took me about nine months... sort of.
    I went from knowing absolutely nothing to launching my own digital product about nine months later, and within two days of launching I'd made my first $100 and never looked back!
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    When I first started online that was 15 years ago. It took me 2 months to earn $100
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  • Profile picture of the author 4hdddd
    4 months. Was so happy when i did that
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicolai Kid
    My first online work is Product Launch. I got affiliate link from a Vendor on affiliate networks like Amazon, Clickbank, JVzoo,...and promoted their product, then i got comissions. I think it took about 5 months to get $100
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  • Profile picture of the author AronParker
    It took me 60 days to make $50k online lol, I don't remember how long it took to make $100.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    It took me about 4-5 months to hit the first $100 through affiliate marketing...
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