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First Sale!!!

tdigitty
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First Sale!!!

So I started a website about 6 months ago...had some reviews written. Built some backlinks...about 30-40 of them. Got bored (negative about it) with it and stopped. It's just sitting there. It has good content, but no promotion for about 4-5 months.

I was sitting here today looking at my Google Analytics for a client site and noticed the green arrow on my affiliate site saying visitors were up 16.67%. So I clicked on it and saw that I had 17 visitors this month...whoopee. Then I started looking at the keywords they used to get there. The keywords were for a product name, multiple variations. I was curious how it happened, so I checked my rank for those words and they weren't too great...second page. And, my backlinks decreased to 7 total. Not very excited.

Then, on a whim...I logged into my CB account to see if anyone actually clicked on any of my affiliate links. And there it was...a sale. Someone actually clicked on a link from my site and bought a $45 ebook. I haven't logged into my CB account in 4 months! I forgot my password...I abandoned it. Also, the sale was made on October 12th. I thought that was pretty crazy...Had I logged in a couple weeks ago, I wouldn't have seen it and confirmed my negativity.

Anyway...what if I had actually worked it over the last 6 months? If a sale can be made with such lack of effort...what can happen with massive effort? The biggest let down of it all is that I know better.

So now, I have a renewed sense of faith. I'm re-optimizing my pages based on the keyword data I have and reviving the site. We'll see were it goes from here!!
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tabarta
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Congrats man!

It goes to show you that an affiliate site really is a "standing asset" and works for you when you're not even working! :)

-T.
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ampie g
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That's great tdigitty! Congratulations. :)
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faradina
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tdigitty wrote:If a sale can be made with such lack of effort...what can happen with massive effort

Lots more sales, I'm sure :)

I am also pretty sure, now that you are actually working on your site again, that your site will be generating a lot of sales. Perhaps not immediately, but surely.

Onward and upward!!!!
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shawnkonig
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Congrats .. The first sale is always the hardest, but then you get sucked in to this business : )
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michael025
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Congratulations dude!!!! this could be the first step to your new empire : )
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dave333
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Congrats, just keep plugging away at search engine rankings and link building. Top of google is where the money is for those product review kws.
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michellerana
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It's a good thing you checked your account :) Congratulations and all the best to you, Tdigitty!
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tdigitty
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Thanks guys!
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alorrieaj
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Hey man...congratulations. I'm new at this...just signed up today, and am looking forward to the future. It's a good thing you looked up your account on a whim. Keep up the good work...the first sale is always the hardest!
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bmusic
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Hi tdigitty,
congratulations indeed! I am always happy to hear such good news.Especially the not-overnight-success. Again your message proves that only consistent hard-work, which by the way it´s also fun-work at best, pays off.
I´m still new to affilorama too and really not hard-working on my affiliate site right now, but I look at it from a long-term perspective.
Thanks for the wake-up-call and update us on your 2nd etc... sale and also what worked and what not.
Good luck,

Bill
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tdigitty
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Thanks Bill, will do!
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alorrieaj wrote:Hey man...congratulations. I'm new at this...just signed up today, and am looking forward to the future. It's a good thing you looked up your account on a whim. Keep up the good work...the first sale is always the hardest!


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darlenen
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Congratulations! I remember my first sale. It's a great feeling, isn't it? And it's just the first of many.
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unit
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Congrats tdigitty,
I'm new to this as well and I was getting sorta bored with it, then bang I made a lucky sale and two weeks later another. It really helps to get a boost and know your hard work will pay off. Good luck
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elogic0007
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Hey tdigitty,well done... look to the future with anticipation and much more excitement every single day,your efforts will be well rewarded. just keep going.
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tdigitty
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Thanks guys for the encouragement!
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m0ney
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Congrats & keep up good work!
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