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When & How did you make your 1st Dollar$$ Online?

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  1. cburton81

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    My first actual income that I made online was back around 1999 and was a money order or check for like $42.95 I believe. Out of that amount my commission was something like $22, either that or $18 its hard to remember which.

    The method was simply selling 900# phone lines where the customer could set up any kind of line that they wanted from a set list of things like psychic hot line, baseball stats, or even phone sex. Once set up they would make like $1 per minute or something like that depending on the type of line. This was easy money for me because all I had to do back then was post a few text ads to a bunch of ffa (free for all) websites and within a week or two I would see the money orders and checks coming in. Unfortunately I was a typical lazy 17/18 year old so I never really pushed it even though I found a gold mine for that time.

    Ok so how about you guys? What was your first income online no matter how big or small?
     
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    Early 2000's


    Zangocash - Pay per download

    Spamming a certain game to get traffic.

    Making a couple thousand per month at 15 years of age, I was pretty happy, got a C&D and stopped at 16, made about 25k. Everything was in my moms name, so I had to stop asap when I got the letter, as she has a lot of assets. I remember calling up my affiliate manager and pretending to be a old lady, LOL. I was hooked on IM ever since.


    RIP Zango :(...
     
  3. Asgardian

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    My first income was $160 first month I started - youtube + CPA and then second month I earned around $700-800, I can't remember exact amount. That was around 2 years ago :)
     
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    Via a fake CPA game cracks site. It was not exactly a 1$, but 0.45c if I remmeber correctly. But the feeling was really special :)
     
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    2013 , August or september , something like that
     
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    Back in 1998 selling items on eBay (clearing anything from £ 200 - £ 1000 per month)

    I would visit local manufacturing companies to see if I could buy discontinued stock and suplus products from them. It was easy, they didn't want product taking up space in their warehouses and were happy for someone who would pay THEM to take it off their hands. I later moved into reselling mail order customer returns and shelf pulls etc.

    Like you Chris, I was only young then and didn't realise that I was sitting on a potential goldmine.
     
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    sold replica nikes on ebay...boy those was the days
     
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    in the early 2000s i made $10. selling an ebook about cars (exactly one person bought it!) that was soon taken off the market.
     
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    I made $5 through Fiver gig.. wrote a press release for a software company.
     
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    wrote articles, ebay, was a VA for a family friend.
     
  11. White Night

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    bing ads as always, do some split tests, analyze the results then minimize the number of keyword and increase the bid for each keywork left
     
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    Good advice, wrong thread lol
     
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    lol.. Yeah its crazy to have the money coming in like that when your young. It took me along time to fully take hold of it and appreciate it.
     
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    The first time I made money online was when I was 15 years old through a GPT website. At first, I was simply completing the offers using various scripts (some created by me, others I had found online), and I earned about $15 a day doing it, but then I noticed they had a referral program that told me I would earn a percentage of my referrals' income (and a percentage of my referrals' referrals' income), and all I had to do was have them sign up through my affiliate link. This was obviously much better than using my slow $15/day scripts, so then I began my journey posting the affiliate links on relevant Yahoo! Answers posts. I made about $500 in a month doing all of this, but then I fell ill with a mold sickness and I had to halt my activities.
     
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    Bout' a year agoo... with Media-Kings, never reached the payout threshold so haven't received those but they are technically mine. :)
     
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    Wow you guys are in the game for a very long time! I made my first $4 back in 2012 on Fiverr. Gonna hit six figures a year soon.
     
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    I never count the money as mine until it is in my bank account. :)
     
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    Spamming dating offers on *****.org.....easiest money one could ever make seriously was averaging around $100-$200 daily on Revenueads. This was in september 2010 if i can recall...
     
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    True, then I would say April 2014 with RevenYou or some graphic design work I did back then! :)
     
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    why you stop doing that ?
     
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