How did you make your first $ on the internet?

Sydney Cohen
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Personally, putting aside e-commerce transactions (ebay etc), I did my first dollar on the internet by promoting Udemy courses on a blog I created yeaaars ago: http://elearnhero.com/. So the very first time I made money online was through affiliate marketing !

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Building Digital Products from Scratch
In 2006 with Google AdSense :)
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@patte87 give us more details :)
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Building Digital Products from Scratch
@chnsydney Not really proud of it ๐Ÿ˜… Just some spammy SEO things with high volume keywords.
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@patte87 ha I see ๐Ÿ˜…
Hi I'm Reggy Blogger Photographer.
@chnsydney 12 years ago i made my first dollar with firefox download, Google was paying one dollar for every firefox download plus 2 dollar for every google satellite map software download. Then i learn adsense, after one year i was making 6 figure a year with 100k monthly unique visits 20cents to 1$ cpc. The search ranking was easy to trick on that time then came the panda on 2011 and my website was hit by 2012. Adsense still active you may give it a try.
entrepreneur
By some freelance website offers, and launched my first iOS app (for the crossfitters)
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Febo time manager
How to play guitar affiliate marketing. We had a website that produced guitar chords. The sad truth is we stopped because we thought that it takes too long to make serious money. Long story short. If we would have kept going then we would have been rich now. :D Lesson learned. Never quit too soon.
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@uku_kudu thats interesting ! Same happened with me with elearning affiliate, took like 12 months to make the first sales and by then I was already looking at doing something else. Great lesson indeed !
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@chnsydney Yeah. We where like: "Hey man, it takes little over one year to make 3k per month. We find something better..." 9 years later I am still not making 3k per month ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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@uku_kudu so true !
Full Stack Dev @ Product Hunt ๐Ÿ˜บโœŒ๏ธ
FB Bug Bounty program :) https://medium.com/@rahulmfg/fac...
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@rahulmfg hacker !
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Founder @ www.resumemaker.online
Back in 2018 shortly after launching ResumeMaker.Online 2.0
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Tech Leader | http://eisabainyo.net
I had Adsense on my blog. It was back when I didnโ€™t know much about digital products. Now http://www.gumroad.com/eisabai is where I make internet $$ by selling digital products
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@eisabai Adsense era !
Founder @ Designvote
Created a haircut salon management application for somebody on the internet as a freelancer. That's when I thought "I better get to building a product cause freelancing is hard :D"
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I'm a phper.
@stoica94 ha that's true.
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Co-Founder of Legitify
gold tribute on Age of empires multiplayer mode when I was a kid :D Seriously though it was on upwork
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@arko_ganguli1 Age of empires ๐Ÿ˜
Hate comes from intimidation,
I used to write assignment for guys.
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@bob_mungia what kind ? give us more details !
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
Few years ago an app named hike was introduced to me , it was a messenger app , quite interactive than WhatsApp , they started a campaign to get more people on hike. They sent messages to user that they can earn money if they get new users to download and register for their , I earned few buck. That was my first money from internet. I recharged my brothers phone 2 times and my father's one time.
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@jaskiran_kaur it's something !
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Designer | Web Developer | Photographer
I was looking for my 1st Freelance gig. It took me a month to get a single client. But it was great, huge, and amazing. I had to rewrite CSS for a web app 160 pages. I posted 100 bids (that's the limit at freelancer.com for 1 month in some xyz membership i took). Only 2 of the replied and hired me.
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simple man
@vishwajeet_raj11 I feel become gig freelancer is hard because the price is too cheap, so I focus on my product to hire them
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The Safehouse PG in gurgaon
Thank you
UI/UX Designer
Selling icon on iconfinder. Next step is making illustrations :)
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@jacquelinclem As a designer this is pretty cool. Which Icon did you sell first ?
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@chnsydney a classic icon pack about web development (arrow, logout, cart, user ...)
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@jacquelinclem pack work great ! I've seen a friend do that for drone videos as well
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Web Developer & Animator.
Fiverr - web development.
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Product/Marketing at OpsYard, Inc.
Advertising freelance dev work on Craigslist in 2008, first client was a patent troll... :D
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@wesleyross ๐Ÿ˜‚
part-time astronaut, lover of startups
Selling screen printed tees of web-font ampersands back in 2007.
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part-time astronaut, lover of startups
@chnsydney Baskerville FTW!
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@darren_marshall this makes me think: Printed t-shirt back in the time are today's NFT ๐Ÿ˜‚, let's launch a font token ๐Ÿš€
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Building useful products every month
I was able to win AWS Amplify hackathon on March 4, 2021. I won $1000, it is my first money and the biggest price till date.
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@saviomartin amazing ! I've seen many successful startups who initially met at hackathons
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Product Designer & ASO Analyst
I was a domainer in 2000 at 15 year old, buying and selling domain names. ( back then there were mostly just top level extensions .com .net .org and the iPhone didn't exist, and although I was a ui/ux designer in training and did generate income from various websites in my portfolio most of my revenue came from my portfolio of over 5,000 domain names that I registered, bought and sold at a very high profit margin. - Ha good times.
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@appledev86 so interesting. What kind of prime domain did you sell ?? Do you still own some ?
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@chnsydney Ha so many I was working on brokering fire.com and marriage.com at one time, years later on I focused on something called back ordering of expiring domains but my primary focus was on going to registers marketplaces and buying about to expire domain names for pennies and selling them for hundreds if not thousands of dollars before they expired and I had to pay the yearly registration fee. Additionally I also would actually travel to supermarkets in 2000 and check packages of actual products to see if the domain names were expired by the co's and register them and park them or try and sell it back to the co's.
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@appledev86 This is shady I love it ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Just a maker who's curious about magnets
Selling custom URLs on https://contact.do generated my first income, back in 2018. To this day, the site still brings in ramen money and delivered lots of spam free messages :)
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@tonixx So simple yet so efficient. Pretty cool ! did you ever share how much money you made from this project ?
Just a maker who's curious about magnets
@chnsydney Thx! Yah, made it to scratch my own itch :) A custom link is $19, so that's how much I made initially. These days it brings an average of $300/month
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@tonixx neat !
Just a maker who's curious about magnets
@chnsydney Please get in touch if you want a custom contact link: https://contact.do/toni All of these are still available: sydney, cohen, chnsydney :) PS: I can hook you up for free
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@tonixx sure happy to try it :), sydney would be fun
Building an open source design library
Selling logos on Twitter
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@nat_cov_ sounds like fun
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