My First Online Earnings
Well, hello there!
Today is a major milestone day in my online adventure.
I woke up today to my first direct online earnings.
It’s just 7 weeks since the first session of Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge Turbo 2.0 (April 8, 2014), and I just made earnings of $127.66 (on May 30, 2014).
It may not sound like much to others, but for me, my first online earnings are a breakthrough of massive proportions. Quite literally, I didn’t believe this was possible for me until I really did it.
And I did it by cutting myself off from all the distractions, shiny objects, “pushbutton” solutions, do-it-for-you software, bunny trails, wandering butterflies, get-rich-quick schemes, lawn elves, swamp gas, nay-sayers, fast-talkers, and the latest-gimmick merry-go-rounds that I’d been drawn to for more than 10 years.
In short, I owe these first earned-on-the-internet dollars to following just one tested system and forsaking all others.
It all boils down to picking one thing and staying stuck to it like road tar on the bumper of a black Buick in the middle of the hottest day in mid-July. And that made all the difference.
My first four sales all came on the same day using the same advertising medium: solo ads. To use solos, as they’re sometimes called, you pay someone with an email list of potential buyers to send information about your product or program to their list.
Be careful if you start to use solo ads yourself. The industry’s earned a reputation for some pretty unsavory characters. To stay on the safe side, I checked out solo ad vendors on the Warrior Forum; this solo ads testimonial page, Paul DeSousa’s approved solo vendors page; another solo ad testimonial page; a Facebook solo ad market group; this page of vendor ratings by Joshua Zamora; and . ‘s solo ads rolodex
I picked 5 ad vendors and sent them each a small order. Two of them came through with ads and 3 did not even after all that research! A couple of them didn’t even respond to my emails.
All the sales so far are from one of the vendors. I’ve rewarded his performance by placing a larger order regular order with him. The other vendor’s ads generated a lot of responses in the form of people giving their emails to opt in. Part of the system I am using is a continuing series of emails sent to prospects who have opted in. So there’s every reason to remain optimistic that there will be further sales as time goes on.
I’ll certainly be posting updates here as time goes on, so stay in touch.
Now, of course, I plan to raise my sights. Next goal: My first $500 in online earnings!