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Old 27th September 2011, 03:30 PM   #21
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First dollar I made online was selling old stuff on craigslist. Although I don't really count that because I think I had paid more for the stuff when I originally bought it years ago. Other than that though, I'm still waiting on my first dollar.

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Old 3rd January 2012, 01:47 AM   #22
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First dollar I made online was by selling affiliate information products through Clickbank. However, just be aware that this industry has high competition and requires lot of time and effort before you can make any serious money in it.

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Old 17th January 2012, 01:41 AM   #23
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Well i am started earning through ad posting year ago.

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Old 8th February 2012, 02:04 AM   #24
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My first way is my salary and second is my personal SEO projects.

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Old 24th February 2012, 04:33 PM   #25
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I got some money posting affiliate links.

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Old 6th August 2012, 11:41 PM   #26
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My wife and I started our online furniture business by using Craigslist.

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Old 18th February 2013, 12:47 PM   #27
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I started earning online from a freelance job.

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Old 18th February 2013, 05:08 PM   #28
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I think my first online income was from selling used books. I would buy books at thrift stores, garage sales, auctions, etc. and sell them over the Internet. It was pretty exciting to buy a book for a dollar and sell it for $200! Rare, true, but exciting when it happened.

I had so much to learn! I had NO idea how to make a web site. None. I bought a domain name, or thought I bought one, actually the guy I used to register it registered it in his own name. I didn't know the difference. And once the domain name was registered, and I started paying for web hosting, I didn't have a clue about how to make the site or get anything to happen online. I didn't know about FTP or HTML or anything!

Even when I started a more successful project, selling a book I wrote myself, I began with using the old AOL Homepage function, and having people send me a paper check in the mail to a PO Box to order a hard copy of the book.

I did learn, though.

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Old 27th February 2013, 12:27 AM   #29
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I think my first online income was from selling used books. I would buy books at thrift stores, garage sales, auctions, etc. and sell them over the Internet. It was pretty exciting to buy a book for a dollar and sell it for $200! Rare, true, but exciting when it happened.

I had so much to learn! I had NO idea how to make a web site. None. I bought a domain name, or thought I bought one, actually the guy I used to register it registered it in his own name. I didn't know the difference. And once the domain name was registered, and I started paying for web hosting, I didn't have a clue about how to make the site or get anything to happen online. I didn't know about FTP or HTML or anything!

Even when I started a more successful project, selling a book I wrote myself, I began with using the old AOL Homepage function, and having people send me a paper check in the mail to a PO Box to order a hard copy of the book.

I did learn, though.
Heheh...amazing story! Very interesting, definitely a different side to how some people make money online, through the more traditional methods.

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... a different side to how some people make money online, through the more traditional methods.
I was approaching the Internet in those days as pretty much an extension of the old mail-order practices.

Now I tend to think of selling on the Internet as fundamentally the same thing as mail-order, but with new technology for immediate delivery of downloads, faster and easier communication, and the additional capabilities that can also make it also like selling through infomercials.

But I am wondering if my way of thinking about it is correct. I might be looking at it through what I learned before there was an Internet. I'm not sure whether any of the fundamental assumptions should be different. It's possible that my vision of the whole thing could be missing something.

Do you think that there are any real, basic differences between Internet selling and mail-order, other than technological increase in the speed and ease of doing it?

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