I started online in 2009, promoting a Clickbank DIY solar energy product. In those days, we rode the old horse called Article Marketing. I also had my first steps into Google PPC.
That was what actually triggered my first ever sale online.
The Clickbank product I promoted paid $33.33 commission per sale. It was such an excitement when I saw this in my account.
Though that excitement was a huge motivating factor, it soon got quenched by the fact that I had to means to cash out my earnings.
Well, in this post, I don’t want to rant about what happened with my Clickbank money. I soon found out something else that generated over $500 so let’s talk about it.
I was no way near good when I made my first $500+
While browsing the net looking for ways to make money, I came across the terms PLR. After reading thoroughly about these term, I knew I was close to becoming an author.
Making money online these days has become highly facilitated. The only thing you need is a thinking brain and perhaps, some little amount of money worth one or two cups of coffee.
To be quite frank, Affiliate Marketing is becoming a hard nut to break. Many bloggers and marketers don’t see the results they claim they do.
People are now looking for different ways to make money. Some have tried for years but they’ve never made anything near $100.
Product creation is hard. Some say you can hire experts if you don’t have the skills. That’s beautiful but you need to spend considerably.
But I made my first $500 from spending just $22. I could make more if I was a bit serious about it.
I was new online with no experience. I had no money to invest on traffic. I didn’t know anyone to help me promote. Besides, Internet connection was damn expensive in my country.
I still could make $500 after spending $22. I think if you follow my steps now, with the massive availability of resources today, you can be more successful.
How it really began – the way to my first $500+
It all began when I came across the term PLR. That means Private Label Right. It’s a kind of license that allows you complete control over someone else’ digital products.
That means if you buy a product with a PLR license, you are free to change anything about it and that includes the author’s name.
In today’s Internet Marketing World, you can get anything including articles, videos, audios, websites, and software with PLR licenses. What’s even more exciting is that they are very cheap. Almost anyone can buy one 😉
I came across a PLR platform and I knew I could just buy a package on it and completely make it mine. So I browsed it and located a dog training PLR ebook package. It had everything I needed to run a business online;
- A pdf file of over 40 pages
- An MSWORD version of the pdf file (I could modify the way I wanted)
- Professional image (website graphics including dog pictures)
- PSD version of all those graphics so I could change the design the way I wanted
- A page for affiliates with a few banners
And the price?
So I happily bought a copy
Instantly, the product was delivered!
I was completely blank about anything dog training but I was ready to face any challenging questions. So I did some research and read a couple of posts and documents to gather some ideas.
At the end, I bought a domain name, did some changes on the website that was delivered in the package, came up with a fake name as the owner of the product (Fake because I was completely blank about dog training), I completely re-branded the product so it doesn’t look like any other copy in the market.
I now have my own product I can sell and keep 100% of the money. I uploaded to Clickbank and was approved, but…
- I had no idea what it meant to train a dog
- I had no idea where and how to sell the product
- I had no idea how to recruit affiliates to help promote
- I had no idea what to do should questions come up from happy buyers
- I had no idea what the business looked like
All I knew was, I was going to sell that product and make money, and yes I did. It was easy to rank in those days. With a few articles on some Web 2.0 sites like squidoo.com and article marketing sites like ezinearticles.com, etc
So my product was up and running, hanging on Google page #1 for a couple of keywords. That was absolutely amazing as I got a few clicks from Google. I also had some affiliates on Clickbank who opted to promote the product.
Ding dang! bang bang!
I’m fueled! Sales are coming in!
And now, my first sale got me more than 100% profit. A product bought at $22.50 now sales at $47
Maybe I overpriced the product. Remember I was just stating 😉
After this, there were many more sales. These were not consistent though. But I got about 11 sales before competition got fierce on Google page #1 and I was pushed off that page.
I had no idea what to do to maintain that position. It was not any Google update that took me off. It was just competition and I couldn’t stand it.
But why am I telling you this?
I want you to stop sitting there and thinking you can’t do it. No matter your level of experience, you can make money online now.
The PLR industry is not dead yet. There is everything you need to start a profitable business online with very little investment.
If you’ve never made a dollar online, you can make your first earnings in the next couple of weeks with a little determination.
Most of you have done some affiliate marketing on your blog. Every morning, you are checking your affiliates accounts and nothing seems to be moving. The only thing you see is:
7 clicks, $0.00 commission!
And you are already yawning;
Try something else
There are options for you and one of them is do like I did. I know a lot has changed and you can’t easily get that first spot on Google page #1. But you can still sell something on your blog.
The first step is to have something to sell. If you have nothing, you sell nothing right? So head over to Ron’s PLR Store where you find thousands of interesting PRL/MRR products in different categories.
Here you find ebooks you can give away for free and build your list or charge a fee. It all depends on you.
Apart from ebooks, you have audios, videos, complete website packages, etc and these won’t cost you too much money.
I was looking at this MRR product called Zero Cost Website Traffic. It’s an ebook (just like the dog ebook I bought) with everything you need to sell and make money. And the price is just $17
The suggested price is $67. That means you buy for $17 and charge $67 per copy. You are not obliged to sell at this price though
I just showed you how I took the risk as a complete newbie, spent $22.50 on a PLR product and sold over 10 copies making over $500.
I might have spent some little more on domain name and hosting but the outcome was impressive.
I also have shown you where you can get many of such products and how you too can own your own money making product without spending too much money
It’s now left for you to take action. Go grab something to give your readers for free and build your list or charge a fee and make money.
Everyone (that includes you) can make money online today whether you have the skills to create a product or not. What it requires is the right information and you just got it here.
Let me know what you think about this in the comment box