The joy of getting the first payment!

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I originally was supposed to get my first payment on March 2, but for some reason, google adsense decided to be awesome and sent it yesterday.

2 years ago, I was a freelance video/film editor who was making some pretty good money until opportunities began to dry up. As I was researching "make money from home", I bought into the shiny object syndrome of "making $10000000000000 in one hour!" and blew $600+ on various wsos, guides, programs, outsourcing, etc. without seeing a dime back. Already at the end of my rope, I was forced to settle for a corporate 9-5 job.

I took a break for about a year to get my life together and just recently got back into the whole IM scene in November 2011. I had to do a lot of research due to the Google Panda update that I wasn't even aware of, but I already knew how to do keyword research and some new tools that were released in the time I was gone have made things much easier.

Here I am, 2 years later with the first payment deposited in my bank account and it looks like my next payment is going to come much quicker. My mind's already blown thinking about how much bigger things are going to get in the next few months!

The most important advice I've learned is to never, ever, give up!
#joy #payment
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Congratulations. : ) And may that be the first of many.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeDRL
    Congrats on that man!
    There is no other feeling than getting the first result of all that work

    Be happy, be successful,
    ~ JoeDRL
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  • Profile picture of the author aderra
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    My first payment was my Adsense check. It really did represent a dream come true. I had initially bought into the negative talk that making money online is unrealistic, or a pipe dream. I'm so glad I forged ahead. Holding that first check in my hand made it all worthwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Perry
    YAY! Congrats! Such exciting news! I love hearing these stories. Keep your focus and you will succeed online. Just make sure you have a solid business plan to scale what you are doing.

    Best of luck!

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Thanks everyone!

    Whenever I'm feeling down at my 9-5 job, thinking about all of this makes me feel much better and reminds me of a future without cubicles..
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Congrats, rmolina! It is always uplifting to hear when another marketer achieves a milestone. Your story is evidence that a person should always stay committed to their dreams and goals and never give up. You never know when the breakthrough will come, and once you've had a taste of success, you want more and are motivated to keep on keeping on. Best of success for a quicker second payment!

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author ElliotBerg
    Hey Congrats!!!... It's heartening to know that you finally made your first income. I personally feel motivated after going through stories like yours as it pumps me for better performance. All the best for your future milestones. This is just the beginning, as you have long way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
    How much did you earn? Was it satisfying and has it left you motivated to work twice as hard?
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    • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
      Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

      How much did you earn? Was it satisfying and has it left you motivated to work twice as hard?
      Enough to pay for 2 weeks of gas and it definitely has motivated me to work harder to increase it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Sims
    always nice to hear the positive of doing business online.
    I wanted to frame my first check and put it on the wall, but my kid and wife
    demanded that I take a break, cash it, and treat them to McDonalds
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  • Profile picture of the author wakins4u
    Congrats bro! Just read a similar post of someone making his 1st sale and I can tell u, it feels great!

    Gud luck on many more payment 2 come
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  • Profile picture of the author queen bee
    Hey!! congratulations and my best wishes to you for a great career ahead :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleGolemMedia
    Congrats! I recently experienced the same success. It feels incredible to finally see some money rolling in. I've made about $400 in the past month through IM and while that's not much, I hope to expand that to 1k a month by next year this time.

    You know the drill: never give up and you'll find fortune with this stuff. I don't plan on it anytime soon so I'll see you around

    Kyle
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by KyleGolemMedia View Post

      Congrats! I recently experienced the same success. It feels incredible to finally see some money rolling in. I've made about $400 in the past month through IM and while that's not much, I hope to expand that to 1k a month by next year this time.

      You know the drill: never give up and you'll find fortune with this stuff. I don't plan on it anytime soon so I'll see you around

      Kyle
      1k A month is very modest...
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      There's no need for a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.
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  • Profile picture of the author messiah
    Congratulations! You'll never forget your first.
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