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How a Total newb Started Making $7000 in under 10 hours

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ericmedem, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ericmedem

    ericmedem Newbie

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    I keep seeing post about this type of thing. People wondering what they should do to make money online.

    Here is how I developed my first info product and went on to make $7,000 with this product in the first year with about 10 hours worth of work.

    This story is 100% true. Odd but true.

    One day I was driving around in my vette and decided that I had seen other people make info products so I thought that I would. I didn't know how to build a website, I didn't even have a paypal account. I knew nothing....

    I pulled off the road and called a 1800 number and talked to myself about something I knew about for 45 minutes and recorded the call. Strangely right In the middle of the call 2 guys pulled up beside me to ask me about my vette, I left our conversation right in the call, because I didnt even know how to edit....Nobody complained.

    I went home and threw up a website with dreadfully terrible copy. Terrible set up...Looking back it was just about as bad as the worst I have seen. But who cares, I was making money. In the first week using forums I had $300 in sales.

    Once tasted what it was like to go to bed in the evening and have people send me lots of money for nothing more than an idea, then waking up richer than when I fell asleep it's been on like donkey kong.

    Right now on average, every night I go to bed and wake up every morning $150 richer than when I fell asleep....That's pretty great...considering that is what I used to make in a day while working.

    I also have averaged about $700 month on ebay selling a download link and one disk...Which is pretty crazy when you consider most people would sell their wardrobes or TV's to get $700 and all I send is a single link.

    I am no internet superstar, nor do I care to be, but I should make about $50,000 this year selling my own info products.

    My philosophy is to make products rather than run a million different affiliate strategies....I like making my own products because then instead of getting paid 50% of some elses fee for selling a product, I keep 100% of my own, or pay affiliates 50%...but once it's done, it's done.

    My best advice is to get over worrying about making the best product or the best sales page....Just do something. My shit product, with a shit page did over $500 a month in it's first year. My return rate was 3%...I wish I could say that my product was awesome and that's why my returns were so low, but in reality, nobody listened to the stuff they bought, so of course they didn't return it.

    Internet marketing is such a strangely odd thing. Think about it, many of the "Guru's" are only selling you products, to teach you how they sold you a product...WTF?
     
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  2. chowyoungfat

    chowyoungfat Regular Member

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    nice story man thanks for sharing =D
    is your website still up? I wouldn't mind having a look out of curiosity if you don't mind

    ~ chow
     
  3. ericmedem

    ericmedem Newbie

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    My Old site is gone thank god I basically typed a bunch of big letters in Tahoma, then bolded some stuff and through on a paypal link...It was completely shit.

    Here are a couple of my current sites HousingPanicProfits.com, NegotiationNemeisis.com, GreatGuruGiveaway.com...

    I am still no web genious, so basically if I can do it anyone can.

    Those are a couple of them.

    I hope this isn't considered spamming, I don't expect anyone here to want to buy my stuff...
     
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  4. death_note

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    I like your story... it shows the new guy what can be done realistically in a years time with a little hard work. I have to say it refreshing to see posts like this, asides from the usual 'How I Made 20,845 From Adsense In One Month' threads on this forum. Thanks.
     
  5. 1con43

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    So, what did you sell on ebay again? lol
     
  6. kieranadvert

    kieranadvert Newbie

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    If you post the URL to the old site we MAY be able to look it up on the internet way back machine (Internet Time Machine). I'm sure some of the people here would be curious to see it.
     
  7. arbydar

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    Good Job ericmedem! You're an inspiration to many
     
  8. ericmedem

    ericmedem Newbie

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    I found my old page, this is even before I knew how to use a paypal button. I ended up doing about 25 calls from this site, before I got lazy and didn't feel like talking to people for $200/hr. I wanted to make money that I didn't have to work for.

    incomehomes.googlepages.com/theforeclosurecollege3
     
  9. ericmedem

    ericmedem Newbie

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    If your anything like me, it's all bull shit till someone can show proof. Here is a camtasia video of a couple of my payment accounts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VixF7i2skEo

    I just don't want anyone to think I am full of shit.
     
  10. CSalt2

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    loved the share eric, simple but definitely workable... as far as promoting it, how do you go about doing that? you said you posted to forums... do you mind sharing some of your threads so we can see examples of how you promote? do you use videos, seo, etc.?


    any information would be very helpful :)
     
  11. ericmedem

    ericmedem Newbie

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    I was in the real estate niche, so basically I would just go in and start answering questions.

    The main thing I learned is that you need to adjust your mindset from some chump offering advice, to the ONLY guy offering Great advice. Be sure of what you say, be nice, but have a way of doing things. I had only posted about 10 posts and had booked 3 $99 talks.

    I actually had a blog with poorly written articles that I would send people to in my signature, then they would go to the poorly written sales page from above.

    I had NO IM experience, the only reason I wanted to make a product was that I saw a bunch of other jackasses who had them in the forum, so I figured why not do my own....It was a terrible quality audio and if I remember correctly the 45 minute call was a 400 MB upload...

    It did prove a point though...As cliche as it is "Just do it", seems to be the key to making money.
     
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  12. CSalt2

    CSalt2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Learn the english language... when someone says they 'have' done something, it refers to past tense, meaning it was in the past.
     
  13. bantoncookies

    bantoncookies Regular Member

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    Love your post! I've actually never written an ebook in my life. Maybe it's time I try something new this year!

    I'm interested in what kind of templates you use for your product page?

    And how do you promote your own products?
     
  14. migcosta

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    Nice work... very nice work
    It is funny how the simple things always have success... and all we do is to look for the complicated ways to get it and never get anywhere!

    You really got me thinking...

    Congratulations on your success
     
  15. vinesss

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    thanks for sharing,Great Man....
     
  16. Drew Iza

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    I actually wanted one of your products... Real Estate is one of my big interest, and if you are who I think you are, we both are from Michigan. I think I've seen you on some real estate forums, Grand Rapids right? Funny to see you pop up here. Good story. Sucks that you said the products are shit, I would have been one upset customer.
     
  17. kristasjewelry

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    its good to see someone succesful selling ebooks on BHW, all Ive seen in other post is how saturated the ebook market has become, guess Ill get to work on rewriting some ebooks for cash!

    BTW: any other marketing techniques besides forums you may have used?
     
  18. MikeHustle

    MikeHustle Power Member

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    Ahhhhhhh!

    You have given me my motivation back to continue to push my own product! I was ready to give up. One thing that you mentioned: JUST DO IT! That is what that Pagan guy that makes 25mil/yr on seduction material said in his seminar. He said, that the Harvard school of business has found out that the time between idea and implementation is the most important part of starting a business. Many peole have great ideas, but few just buckle down and do it.

    I was looking at all these BS affiliate offers, and I just couldn't get motivated pushing someone else's product.

    I'm currently working off a cheap blog that looks way worse than your first website. I have a highly targeted list that I was sending an info video linked to my blog that tells about what I have to offer.
     
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  19. newmanhia

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    What an awesome idea. I will just go out, register 100 domains, write crappy landing pages and I will be rich!

    I won't even need any traffic either judging by that housing panic website, because as we know almost all money to be made on the internet doesn't come from search engines.

    If you ever create a guide on how to get rich with web 2.0, please let me know.

    Sorry if I am skeptical, even with the "video."

    http://www.google.com/search?q=housing+panic

    This guy is making the money http://housingpanic.blogspot.com/ with his ugly blogspot blog and an ugly honking adsense block at the top of the SERP's. I won't even guess how much money this man is making but I bet it is considerable judging that an average post of his can get 200 comments and he has 50,000 backlinks.

    And you know what the master strategy is. Register a free blogspot blog with the keyword term in the title. Write a post every 5 days, put a big adsense rectangle at the top, keep doing this for 6 months ??? Profit.

    Sorry if this is one of those "complicated" ways to make money migcosta is talking about.

    I just don't want anyone to waste their time with ebooks unless they know what they are doing with Adwords or have connections in order to sell a product well through clickbank.
     
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  20. kieranadvert

    kieranadvert Newbie

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    I think you should not be so quick to judge or come to conclusions. How do you know for sure that you found the correct ebay account. How do you know he doesn't use multiple accounts...you don't.