Yay! Just Made my First $50 Online!

Last Update: May 17, 2016

I wasn't sure where my first sniff of online money was going to come from.... my book isn't anywhere near finished yet, so it certainly wasn't going to from sales of products I've created.

I thought perhaps I'd FINALLY...

  • sign up a Wealthy Affiliate member
  • sell a book on Amazon, or
  • have an article accepted by a website that pays for articles

... but no, my first $50 is THANKS to LYNNE HUYSAMEN (LynneHuy).

Lynne and I "met" on Wealthy Affiliate, and became friends the instant we found out we lived 150kms from each other, and were both Moms. We're planning to meet up for a real live cup of coffee soon!

Lynne sent me a Private Message on Friday saying she does website testing part time and had just tested a South African website, and got paid $50 for 30 minutes. The company asked her if she knew of any more South Africans that will be able to take part too.

Yay! Finally, I was in the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME!

I got a little befuddled with the test, and almost duffed it, so it landed up taking me 90 minutes instead of 30, but hey... on Monday I received my first $50 in my Paypal account! Woohooo! Quickest, easiest 50 Bucks I've ever made!

So... the lesson for today is:

Don't think for one minute that blogging and reading blogs on WA is a waste of your time. Business, online and offline, is all about making good contacts, and building friendships. (Look at how much business happens on the golf course!)

To YOUR FIRST $50,

Be blessed,


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Kerjackie Premium
I agree with you, Laureen we must try to keep blogging as soon as possible, in order to build a good network,
Congratulations to you.
Jacqueline.
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TDomena Premium
Congratulations!
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herinnelson Premium
So happy for you, my dear! Woot, woot! You really inspire me--all the time!!!!

I received a check in the mail today, too--from a client whom I sold a website to here and received his $50 monthly hosting fee!

I can't believe how much alike we are! I'm so glad we are kindredly connected!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Erin, you inspire me all the time too! Not sure if you noticed that this is a really old post.
Had my first $100 day since then and made over $700 in January. Still working on my first $1000 month. ;)
Congrats on your regular $50 a month from your client. That's awesome! I need to start building some residual monthly income. Bring on the Super Affiliate Challenge Month 2!
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, I realized that afterwards. LOL. It's still a great post!!! So happy for your achievements! You are doing so well! WOW!

I sold the site here for $650 and am moving my whole WebCenter business here. One by one, I will redesign the sites I've been managing for my clients for years and years. It should keep things going for awhile at that recurring price plus the monthly hosting.

Glad to chat here! See you around again and keep smiling!
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work4nobody Premium
Congrats to you on your success.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Dimples. Appreciate.
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coach-john Premium
Well done Lauren that's great to hear!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks John! Apologies for delayed response, I just saw this message now.
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coach-john Premium
That's quite alright Lauren. Happens to me too seeing messages late.
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WildflowerG Premium
Friendship is important. Keep up the good work.
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laurenjean Premium
It is indeed, Tanya. Lynne has been an awesome friend to me.
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AlanJE Premium
Great story, inspirational! Alan
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Alan. Glad you enjoyed.
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Kyoko817 Premium
How great to hear you have someone here to get closely connected and inspired enough to make the first sale! I do have a couple people too and it is one of the best things about WA!
Congratulation!
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laurenjean Premium
Oh Yes! Kyoko, isn't it just? Lynne has been an amazing mentor to me and I have made sooo many wonderfully supportive friends here.
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Kerjackie Premium
I Lauren,I wish you more success.
Jacqueline.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, sweet. Thanks Jacqueline. Same to you.
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MishPurisima Premium
Great job! :)
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sharonwhyte Premium
Yay good for you!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks, Sharon!
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ELVGIRL Premium
congrats, way to go.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks, Elvana!
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amitM Premium
Congrats for your first online success.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Amit. Appreciate.
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dalwhu Premium
Congratulations, who knows who we will meet while blogging and adding content, your experience is a prime example of this
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laurenjean Premium
So true. Especially here on WA. :)
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jbbarnaby1s Premium
Congratulations
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Joseph
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That's awesome
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Rosie!
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Mdh46 Premium
That's awesome keep up the great work
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Mitch. All the best to you.
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Kanicy Premium
hi, am a premium and from Kenya. Have not yet finished bootcamp course but am already so exited. I am thinking i would like to make my first $ by referrals. This is because, from where i come from, many pple have no job and i know i can tap on that. Already i have pple waiting me to refer them. My question is, must i finish the course to refer pple. Again how does one refer, is there a link? Someone help pls
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Nancy, ooh, how exciting! If you have people lined up who want to join you at WA, go for it! You don't have to wait until you've finished Affiliate Bootcamp. You can access your affiliate link a few ways. 1. Click on the WA Affiliate Program button on left hand side of this screen. Then copy the affiliate link and add it into any post you write on your website or in any email you send to someone. In gmail its really easy to add the link in your signature.
2 You'll also find Banners in your WA Affiliate section that you could add into an email or post.
3. Every post written on WA has an affiliate link top right so you can share WA posts with your friends. At a certain point they can't read any further unless they join and then the join through your link.
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KatieMac Premium
lynne is a great member and she is always willing to help glad your able to meet up as well, congratulations wish you continued success
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laurenjean Premium
So true Katie. As are you!
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KatieMac Premium
That is kind of you, take care have a good weekend say hi to Lynn when you meet up remember when she first joined WA
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ahaley Premium
Congrats!! keep pushing through and you'll get where you wanna be.

Cheers,
Adam
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Adam
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learn2bgreat Premium
Congratulations! I know it must feel good to validate what you're doing here!
Darren
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Darren. :)
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Zarina Premium
Hi Lauren,
Good to hear from you!!! And I am happy to hear this great news! I missed hearing from Lynne too :)
Anyway, WA is definitely the best online place to be at !! :)
Hope all is well with you,
Zarina
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Zarina! All is very well, thanks. Hope with you too.
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ericcantu Premium
That's a great story. Congratulations! This WA community is awesomely isn't it?
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laurenjean Premium
Absolutely!
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deebse Premium
Wow, congratulations! And good luck with your book, drop a link when finished :) reards, Michael
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for your interest Michael. Although my book "Happy to be a Human Pacifier" is about breastfeeding so may not be your cup of tea.
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deebse Premium
Oh yeah, your right haha! Take care!
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Lokita9206 Premium
Congratulations ....Reading this kind of stuff makes me not want to give up.
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laurenjean Premium
Great LaVette! Glad this encouraged you.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congrats, you are an inspiration! Keep up the good work! Linda
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Linda!
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JasonLents Premium
Congratulations!!!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Jason!
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Leody Premium
Cheers to making the $50 and what's more valuable is that you found a friend that you can truly count on!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Leo. Totally agree! Well done dropping to 16% body fat. Impressive!
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Leody Premium
I just made little incremental changes to my lifestyle and I am happy that I did for the body transformation although there are still many room for improvement. I am targeting a low healthy body fat of 10-12% and I definitely hoping to achieve it within this year. I will soon start a site on these life changing habits and if you are interested I will keep you posted :)
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janmar Premium
Cheers!
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laurenjean Premium
Ta!
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Chalmas Premium
Congratulations!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks!
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thriftymom Premium
Congrats to both of you! That's very insteresting to learn as well.
- Ces
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Ces.
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JeffSkingley Premium
Way to go Lauren. success stories are always good to hear.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Jeff
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ArmaniTol Premium
That's a sign of good things to come, Lauren! Thanks for posting.
Armand
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Armand
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SuzyLawson Premium
Congratulations! Thats exciting:)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Suzy.
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mcaffIam Premium
Congrats Lauren! That is an inspiring story you have, thanks for sharing.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Mary! I've since signed up for a number of website testing sites, but made less than a dollar since that first test. The top sites are not open to South Africans. If you live in the USA you have the best chance of landing website testing opportunities. Here's a link to a great article: "11 Sites that wil pay you to test out websites" : http://www.theworkathomewoman.com/test-websites/
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Lissa1 Premium
Congratulations Lauren! How long have you been a member of WA? I just joined a week or so ago and success stories give me hope...
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Lissa. I joined in Nov last year as a Free Member and upgraded to Premium mid-Jan 2016. Apologies for delayed reply. My son hasn't been at school this term so I've had very little time to work.
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work4nobody Premium
Congratulation on your first $50
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Dimple. Appreciate you stopping by.
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CoachGom Premium
You've got a good sponsor. She's my friend, Lynne Huy. And, congratulations! More blessings to come. :)
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laurenjean Premium
Agredled! Lynne is awesome!
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Lilika84 Premium
Yay!!! Congrats! :)))
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That's Great :)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks C
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Congrats!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks!
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pamdemonium Premium
Super awesome. I saw that message from Lynne too. But I don't live in SA, so I was not eligible. But great of her to share nonetheless! Good on you Lauren! (I'm also connected to Lynne on WA and FB - she has been nothing but great help and encouragement so far :) )
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bandolero Premium
I JUST FINISH THE 10 LEVEL WHAT DO I DO NOW
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JacobTan Premium
Congratulations Lauren! I am sure many will be motivated by your success!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks! Hope so!
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tonlip1 Premium
Congratulations, lauren. You just never know when an opportunity will present itself.
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laurenjean Premium
True that! Thanks!
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Mimi-CU Premium
Congratulations Lauren. Nice to read that WAers are "real people" that live close to each other! Lol.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Congratulations!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Denise!
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Yay Congrats, Keep up the good work. 50 Dollars means all lot if you ask me. It means a gallon of milk, Full tank of gas, Buying diapers! and other in home care. ;)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Rosa! I was also thrilled... it covered my Wealthy Affiliate monthly payment.
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mattmike Premium
Good for you . Keep it going.Deanna
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Deanna
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minitrio Premium
Well done. :)
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Westwaters Premium
That's a good start...
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Kathy
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LizPB Premium
Congrats!!
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laurenjean Premium
Thank Liz
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MKearns Premium
Great Lauren. Sometimes the best solutions are close to home.
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laurenjean Premium
True that, never thought of it that way. Thanks for your perspective Michael.
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whitsunday Premium
Great work Lauren. What exactly is website testing?
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Janelle. Well, this the first test I've done so am not sure if they are all the same. For this test I had to qualify initially as they were looking for a particular target market (completed a form & emailed it). Once qualified, I had to download java & a video recorder on my pc.
The test: I had to imagine that a friend had asked me to take a look at the website for their new business and give them feedback.
While viewing the website (this was the South African site of a company offering solar power products for home and business), I had to comment and answer certain questions. This was captured on video. There were a few final review questions at the end & then an instruction to upload the recording. All instructions given were written messages on screen. There was no interaction with any person during the test.
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DavePage Premium
This sounds good. Can anyone do it?
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laurenjean Premium
I would think so - anyone with a laptop and reasonably good internet connection - and, as long as you qualify. Best to ask Lynnehuy as she's way more experienced than me.
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Djblack Premium
Yay!!
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Mac01 Premium
Congrats, Lauren, keep up the great work!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks!
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JewelCarol Premium
Hey Lauren, so nice, congrats! Lynn is so kind and helpful. :))
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Jewel. Agree!
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camandche Premium
Nice! Congrats with that!
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Cristina11 Premium
Always networking helps, Lauren!
I'm truly happy for you, congratulations!
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats Lauren!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Tom!
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Crittercraft Premium
Your lucky! I wish I could meet my new best friend and find out she lives in NZ! At the moment its just me, me and me!
Congratulations with your first $50!
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Emma, now who was it that I saw on WA who's also from NZ...? When I remember, I'll connect you two, if you're not connected already! You're definitely not alone. Thanks for the Congrats, and all the best for your first $50! Hope it's super soon!
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Crittercraft Premium
Nope not connected! :) Thank you!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Congratulations Lauren. Well done! :)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Mike!
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VinceHuynh Premium
I agree, thanks again Lauren. Congratz!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Vince!
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JonStevens Premium
That's awesome, congratulations!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Jon
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BarbieJ Premium
This is wonderful news, can't wait till it happens to me.
Thanks for sharing
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laurenjean Premium
Me too! Please blog about it when it does! All the best to you Barb!
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BMKara Premium
Wow! Thanks for sharing!!
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Ellie!
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theresroth Premium
Wow! TAGGED. Thanks, Lauren☺☺☺
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Therese!
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mjdimarco Premium
Super!
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Sgreen2016 Premium
Thanks for sharing, inspiration for me...
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laurenjean Premium
Fab Sherry
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RTejeda Premium
Congrats! Lauren.
Thanks for sharing this nice story.
Rosa
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks and it's a pleasure Rosa.
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DarleneB Premium
Good to hear. I'm happy for you.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, thanks Darlene
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Kroher23 Premium
That's awesome there. Congrats to you!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Kevin.
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TamaraP Premium
Great story! Congratulations
Kind regards, Tamara
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Tamara! Glad you enjoyed!
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SongbirdDL Premium
Congratulations Lauren! Yay!!!! You deserve it! :)))~Danielle
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Danielle!
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Kisej77 Premium
Congratulations! It's given me motivation to keep pushing;)
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laurenjean Premium
Fab Jessica!
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dianegailit Premium
Congratulations! The first $50 is just a taste of more to come :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Diane! Goodie gumdrops!
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MPollock Premium
Congrats and exciting
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Mike
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MPollock Premium
Thats ok. it is awesome.
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LynneHuy Premium
YAY Lauren, feels good doesn't it? I hope that Paypal account enjoyed its very first taste of USD:) There will be plenty more in the future.
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laurenjean Premium
Yebo yes, Lynne! It feels fab! ha ha, I am sure my Paypal account was overjoyed. So far its only seen outgoings! Good to know!!
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LynneHuy Premium
It's going to get hungry for more now :)
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joyweb Premium
Congratulations!
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
There is a Fast First Fifty program that also works.

Congratulations.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks. Hmm, just checked out Fast First Fifty - pretty much like Project Payday. That kind of thing is not for me. I don't like the idea of making orders & then cancelling them. It feels dishonest to me. Thanks, but no thanks.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I saw it a few years ago but I never used it. Back then it was trial based. Even back in 2008 we were making enough money that $50 did not peak my interest.
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Fhnelson Premium
Congratulations good going
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Fabrice
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AlejandraB Premium
Congratulations Lauren!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Alejandra!
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Ericabried Premium
Sharing your excitement with you, Lauren.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Erica! Appreciate!!
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Ovidiu Premium
Congrats !
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Ovidiu
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Nikiska Premium
Congratulation :) great achievement :)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Niki!
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Thanks, awesome! Congratulations!! And yes, I truly believe that it is a great place to network and make friends. You can learn so much from being a part of this community. I love it!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Nicki! Agree!!
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rocky2 Premium
CONGRATULATIONS!!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Delores! Great to meet you! Well done on self publishing a book, that's awesome!!
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PSheridan Premium
That is great - moral is we dont know where the opportunity will come from - keep your eyes open. When opportunity knocks - open the door
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laurenjean Premium
You are so right Peter! Meant to add exactly that. :)
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jastewart Premium
Well done - once it starts it will continue.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Julie! I have that feeling too! Bring it on!
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mergie1 Premium
That's great, well done. If they are still looking for South African's, I stay in Port Elizabeth.
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Michel, as far as I know this particular test is closed. Am checking, if it's still open, will revert via PM.
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Mergie

I think they will still accept someone but they are looking for CT residents :(
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dorina62 Premium
Super!Congratulation!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Dorina!
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rosieM Premium
CONGRATULATIONS! !!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Rosie!
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Uwais Premium
YAY!!! Well done
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Uwais.
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Ecowarrior Premium
Well done Lauren! Onwards and upwards!
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KarenEB Premium
Congratulations Lauren & thanks for the share. May there be many more 50$ every day.
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laurenjean Premium
Ooh... every day Karen! THANKS!! From your lips to God's ears!
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Tezsie Premium
Congratulations Lauren! And may you receive many more 50´s in your paypal account.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Tessa!
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KariLee Premium
Very exciting! Good job. You and Lynne would make quite the team...sounds like karma.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Kari!
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kbalcker Premium
Congrats Lauren!! The first sale/commission is the very beginning of something incredible. You now know that make money online is possible and I'm sure you will have success on this! :)

Happy to see people at WA triumph!
Cheers,
Kevin
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laurenjean Premium
So true, Thanks! Meant to say exactly that.
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JudeP Premium
Yay well done Lauren and thank to the lovely Lynn for pointing you in the right direction :)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Jude!
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RobinHudson Premium
Lauren!!!!!!! Way cool my sister! Rejoicing with you for sure!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for sharing in my excitement Robin!
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