My First Sale!

Last Update: September 02, 2015

Hi everyone,

I was checking my emails earlier and I received an email from Amazon. I thought oh no, I been rejected from the associates program. As many of you know if you don't make a sale within the first 6 months of joining the program they close your account, and I'm only a few days away of reaching that limit.

But was I wrong or what! The email was to inform me that I have been accepted into the program! I made my first sale ever! I'm over the moon!

I joined WA February 12, 2015, and upgraded to premium on February 19, 2015. So it took more than 6 months to make my first sale but I finally did it!

Sonia

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MVazzoler Premium
well done to you Sonia, I feel encouraged now
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LouisaB Premium
Hello Sonia, I am very excited for you. Congrats on you first sale!
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KKandic Premium
Congratulations Sonia! I have just started my journey and this kind of posts keep me really motivated!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks, so much. Keep up with the training it pays up! Sonia
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darrrrUC Premium
Congratulations! And thanks for the inspiration!
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SoniaZ Premium
You’re welcome, best of luck to you.
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sdawson Premium
Awesome, unfortunately, I just received an email that I have a certain amount of time to make 3 sales or get rejected. PM me a link to a page with one of your Amazon links and I'll use it next time I purchase from them. I'm an avid Amazon purchaser. If you are one also, I can PM a page if you want to help me back. - Shirley
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Pamela111 Premium
AWESOME!! And pleased to meet you! I saw your announcement. I always look at the successes when I see them, it gives me boost for the day. Thanks for sharing!!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks Pamela :)
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iscool78 Premium
It takes time to see results when you're starting up and sometimes can be frustrating, but as you show us, it's worth struggling, since eventually hard work pays off!

Cheers!
Israel.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you Israel, you are right with hard work you eventually see results, just have to persevere.

Thanks,
Sonia
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JasonLents Premium
Congratulations. Hopefully you have made many more since.
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Samgoh Premium
Congratulations!!! It's very encouraging
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MargyK Premium
Woot Woot! :-) What a relief and congratulations!

I know exactly the spot you were in, Sonia. I am wishing you continued success.

Well done!

Margy
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Nazmi524 Premium
Weldone. Cheers to your success!
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Well done! Congratulation :)
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ContentBySue Premium
Congratulations, Sonia. Well done!
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mybiz4u Premium
Great job!
Michelle
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Marcel92 Premium
Great work Sonia. The wait is always worth it. Congratulations and wish you many more throughout the year.

Marcel...
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks Marcel.
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irenehaas Premium
Congratulations that is fantastic!
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SlowWin Premium
A great motivation for us! Gongrats!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)
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DaisyPoe Premium
Congratulations! That's wonderful!
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DPritchard Premium
congratulations so inspiring.
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vg9 Premium
Outstanding. Congrats!
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LaurieB73 Premium
Congratulations, Sonia!!!
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TheBuilder Premium
Wonderful Sonia. Thanks for the follow.
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trickster101 Premium
Congratulations - hoping for many more for you!
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I-Pedro-I Premium
Congratulations Sonia, way to go!

Let it be the first of many!

Cheers
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jmatos Premium
Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling. :-)
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Dan07 Premium
What was your conversion ratio? Or how many clicks raw, unique, and content clicks before you made your first sale. I know for me, I got 157 raw clicks 162 unique clicks and 20 content clicks. I was able to get me a referral, but I didn't make any sale due to the fact the referral has not done any of the account set up
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SoniaZ Premium
Hi Dan,
I got a conversion rate of about 10%. I don't remember about the number of clicks and content clicks. I don't have a lot of traffic.
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nigelchua Premium
Wow! Happy for you! And more sales to come!
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Spellcry7 Premium
Awesome Job, keep up the excellent work, All the Best
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SteveOlan Premium
Good for you Sonia, you have worked hard and now it's paying off.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you Steve
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bryattcooper Premium
Congratulations. Glad you made the sale and didn't get your account closed
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)
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GayleneNepia Premium
Congratulations! I know the feeling as I've just made my first Amazon sale too, so well done.
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SoniaZ Premium
Congrats to you as well! It's awesome isn't it?
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Jacksons16 Premium
WOO HOO!!!!! THAT'S HOW YOU BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS!
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MaxDrljic Premium
Congrats Sonia, I hope you will make more sales. Keep up the good work :)
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MrsKiersten Premium
That's so exciting!! Congrats!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks !
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ebiznewbie Premium
Sooo happy for you!!!!!!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)
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adreyna Premium
Congratulations!
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kymmie99 Premium
Congratulations! Great news.
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jrdeleon0430 Premium
Congratulations and excellent work!
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Congratulations. Selling stuff online minus much of the burdensome paperwork must be amazing! Keep it up!
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Congratulations Sonia,this gives me hope.Well done, hope you get more!!!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you so much!
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JaYCuPz Premium
Wow congats on you're first sale i hope i can have my first sale too
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SoniaZ Premium
you will. :)
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GLCrowell Premium
Congratulations!
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sovani Premium
great news! congrats! :)
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KokoO Premium
Congrats babe
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Embwsu Premium
Yay I cant wait for that too! Thanks for the timeline reference as well. Congrats.
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Oma07 Premium
Excellent, Iam happy for you.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks.
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mrm0067aubu Premium
6 months for your first sale! That's not bad at all! That is about the range I am hoping for as a beginner here at WA. Congrats!
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SoniaZ Premium
Keep up with the training here at WA and it will happen for you.
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mrwalt01 Premium
Awesome job and congrats on your success.


Sean
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Nazmi524 Premium
Keep going Sonia. Your dedication is my motivation.
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Steve81 Premium
Congratulation Sonia. Keep working and I am sure many more sales will follow.
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Al-from-WA Premium
Congratulations!
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jennajolysa Premium
well done Soniaz!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you!
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Dinh Premium
good job!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks!
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Shell68 Premium
Wow that's brilliant! Bet it felt amazing reading that email...congratulations!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Congratulations, nice work :)
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Congrats! I just joined the WA and expecting for that excitement moment.
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SoniaZ Premium
It is! Thanks for stopping by. Sonia
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ricardo1 Premium
Sonia, you should be very excited. It seemed like you were just hanging on, and it happened for you. Congratulations, it's only the beginning.
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TomHalff Premium
Gongratulations Sonia!

This read is both uplifting and informative for me. Thank you for taking the time to share this. Perseverance really is the key to succes!

Best wishes for your future,
Tom
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Spinx23 Premium
Well done, never give up :)
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks, perseverance is the key to succes! ;)
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NatNiches Premium
Well done - first of many :)
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks, :)
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MikeSouness1 Premium
Congrats mate!
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Toastymarsh Premium
Congrats
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jamz2030 Premium
Congrats...
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JakobRL Premium
Congratulations, Sonia! Great to hear that your hard work finally paid off! Keep pushing. ;)
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks, it sure feels good!
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PJonline Premium
Yeah! Sonia, great news!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks! :)
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FHagstrom Premium
Congrats Sonia, I am very happy for you :)
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roamy Premium
well done
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JoshOnline Premium
Congratulations! First sales is a fun one! Keep it up!
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digpacitti Premium
Congrats! Very happy for you! I'm sure this is just the beginning.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks!
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Marcus1978 Premium
The first of many, no doubt! Well done!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you! :)
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Strap Premium
Great news - keep us posted on progress as it happens
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Zailinah Premium
Congratulations Sonia! More sales to come, for sure...
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)
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TamaraP Premium
Congratulations Sonia and wish you all the best
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pattucker Premium
Thanks Sonia! That's wonderful to hear of your success. Pat
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SoniaZ Premium
You're welcome :)
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LouieLuc Premium
Well done and congrats SoniaZ.

About the Amazon affiliate account termation if no sales are made within the first 6 months of joining the program:

I don't know if that's a new rule or something but I joined Amazon's UK affiliate program for years now with no sales ever and my account is still active (now... I'm not sure now if I didn't use it to buy something for me).

Anyway, that's why you need to make sure your site has a decent amount of traffic before you join the program.

Also, there are tons of other good affiliate programs (some pay much more than Amazon): like Clickbank and JVZOO just to name two of them.

Congrats,
Louie
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks Louie
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JonG94 Premium
We all to motivate one another to keep going and never fail. We cannot push think being "Alone" is the right way. Strength in numbers. We as a community need to stand together and strive for something no one can't. Be awesome, stay awesome.
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Newguru Premium
Cool. Just keep at it and it will snowball from there.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)
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ChrisBraccia Premium
Congratulations on hitting your first sale! Just goes to show you that hanging in there is what makes it all happen.
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SoniaZ Premium
yes hard work and patience are key if you want to succeed!
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Biancarenee Premium
Congratulations.
thanks for the information also about your account cancels if you don't make a sale in the first 6 months. your given me goals to set in a 6 month timeframe :)
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The first one's the hardest they say. Keep the momentum going. We're cheering for you...all the way to the bank:)
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks :)!
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vic62 Premium
Well done you. Here's to many more!!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks vic62! :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Congrats, Sonia, that is indeed great news!! ;))
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you JewelCarol!
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PPLOLO Premium
I'm in for a little bit more than 2 month now, and it is good to know that it will come sometime. Just need to be patient. How much time did it take for you to have your content stable in google. For me it is jumping all over the place, sometime over 150 position in one day.
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SoniaZ Premium
It took about 3-4 month, but some posts are still jumping all over the place. After 4 month most of my post aren't on the first page but their ranking is more stable?

Patience is the key, and be consistent, publish post on a regular basis! :)

Sonia
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carcol Premium
Brilliant!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks!
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pattucker Premium
Way to go Sonia! So happy for you!
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SoniaZ Premium
Thank you so much!
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KatieMac Premium
Well done the first of many
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GlobalRosie Premium
How exciting for you ... well done!! Hope there will be lots more!
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marctko Premium
Congrats and well done Sonia! Wish you many more sales in the future :) All the best!
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tmarjenhoff Premium
Gongratulations Sonia! Hard work and dedication is paying off now... it goes uphill from here.
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danbarth87 Premium
Congrats, Sonia!
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freedom1207 Premium
Hey, Sonia...that's fantastic! Bet that feels good. Warmly, Heather ☺
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks Heather, it is to say the least a great motivation to continue! :)
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CathyS Premium
Go Sonia! WA is awesome and so are the folks who understand the rules ... ya gotta walk before ya run. Congratulations to you!
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SoniaZ Premium
thanks Cathy! And you're so right! :)
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ferdie1259 Premium
Congrats, Sonia. It only shows that what being taught here in Wealthy Affiliate really works if you follow and put extra effort into it. Hope many sales more to come.
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SoniaZ Premium
Thanks, I hope so too.
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