Broke My First $100 In A Single Day (June Update)

Last Update: June 28, 2018

Some of you are aware that in November 2017 I started a new Amazon niche website, using a specific approach.

It was more of a case study site (to see if the "best of" approach works) but now I work on it full-time and even hired guys with WA commissions to help me out with content.

In early May I blogged about having my biggest sale, which brought me $30+ in commissions:

This month I expected to write a post on how I broke my first $100 month but life had its own plans :) and I am not complaining!

Yesterday I broke my first $100 (minus 28 cents) in a single day.

And I sure do expect it to grow (read: "snowball").

With outsourcing, I am aiming to publish twice a week and have enough "info" posts too, so that I don't have all affiliate content.

Anyway, I know that there are a lot of new members that doubt Wealthy Affiliate's training - we've all been there.

I can just share one advice:

DO. THE. TRAINING!

There's no shortcut around it.

It took me a while to finally accept my websites as businesses and actually follow the training. Don't make the same mistake. Don't get distracted by other shiny objects.

Just do the training and plug away to make it happen.


Mini-Rant/Another Advice to You

Also, don't let your friends or even family interfere with your progress.

They won't believe it until they see "real" money, and by real I mean hundreds if not thousands of dollars per month.

This is where we ALL can relate.

Heck, my parents still try to make me join the government office type of job even though I've made my first sale (from my first website) a while ago.

Their response is that $100, or $200 or even $500 is not enough to make a decent living, especially in a city like Toronto.

Even explaining them that at the beginning of the year I had like 40 cents made from the Amazon website (compared to the $200 month now) doesn't make them realize the potential of having an online business.

I mean, $0.40 vs $200 in 5 months. Am I the only one who sees the potential?

So I've come to realize that some people are entreprenerial-minded, and some have the "secure office work" type of mentality.

And there is nothing wrong with that. We are who we are.

We all should realize that at the end of the day, it's our life and we should pursue what we believe in.

It still kinda upsets me but, thank God, now I am a point in life where I am confident in what I am doing now, despite other people's disbelief.

And you should build that "stamina" too! Don't try to argue or explain to those who don't believe in it, these arguments will likely just upset you too.

Better save your energy for your website business.

When you show them a $1000 or $5000 check, that's when they will believe in what you're doing.

Let me say this again, basically just stay shut and work on your business to make it HAPPEN.


Dig your way to success!


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alan47 Premium
Well done and I believe that your blog here was just what I needed to see at this time as I am struggling at present with time management issues to continue my work and training here at W.A. I will be continuing as I have also just received my second commission payment on my first referral to W.A. and so I know we can all be successful here if we work hard and build our confidence as we pursue the training. Wishing you further success and hope to follow your progress.
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WayneTowns Premium
Hey Kit, I see that you are just getting started here at WA. For your website to be so new you are doing really well to be getting 87 clicks. Your website has to build some authority with Google.
Keep writing compelling content and have patience.
I started in Nov 2017 and just received my first check for about $27. I think I average around 175 clicks per month.
I keep posting, hoping for more traffic.

Good Luck!
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wwkit626 Premium
Ok, I will keep writing. Hope I get lucky one day.
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wwkit626 Premium
congratulations on your good news.

I keep writing a post every few days, I get a number of clicks but no sale. 87 clicks so far on amazon. 0 sale.
I am not sure what I am missing. I followed the training too.
I think that I am missing something.

is there anything wrong with my site or the way I do it?
Will I get to earn some money like you too?
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Spaced Premium
No worries, You are doing what it takes. Just a little bit of patience at this stage.
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dfastmoney Premium
Hi, this friend is the process of promoting a little response, but surely you will get by this, it takes time to get to know a lot of people on the site, you trust and keep up the spirit, succeed with you
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wwkit626 Premium
Ok , I will find more things to write about.
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tommo1968 Premium
Way to go girl, as you know I have been doing Dylans training as you are. Posted about my first check also.

I have also updated my settings so now I only get them when they hit $500, that will make those who see them sit up and listen.
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Zarina Premium
Interesting thought about $500 minimum threshold - For now, I won't do it in case I will need more funds but I might do that as well in a month or two!
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Khurshi Premium
Hey Zarina, I sure love your insight at such a young age and following your dreams, despite all the odds, YOU GO GIRL. Lol mostly it is parents who doubt, sadly, even though I have always encouraged, my children, they never see how I have succeeded as a single mother, they only see their father's success, which by the way was a well established inherited business. I fought through life trying to be the best mum, I could be. However, they are such disciplined, honest , women of substance, who have grown up responsible enough to assist their father and me, when we have financial issues. I had to do something right, since they grew up with me, don't you think. Life is full of judgmental people. I am known by my family, to be a non-conformist, so what, I live life on my own terms and am happy I do...Well done, my girl you are on the right path and very mature you know where you going and you will certainly get there..
wasalam
Khurshida
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much Khurshida for your kind words and support!

And I totally understand about being a non-conformist, I am like a black sheep in my family, so many things I do (or don't do) that my family does (not), totally different mentality in many aspects of life.

I wish all the success in everything you do!
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Khurshi Premium
You too hun;
if you ever come to Africa, My home would be open to you, all expenses paid, just get yourself here...lol...take care babes..
Love wasalam
Khurshid
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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bpais1 Premium
Well, Zarina, all I can say is that your success story is enough to kickstart all of us into realizing that moving forward - step by step - toward the light at the end of the tunnel - will eventually get us into the light!

Keep on, keepin' on!

Jim
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Jim!
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ownonlboss Premium
Congratulations Zarina! Really awesome!
You are well on your way! I am actually glad to have seen some success too.

I have been met before I got result with a lot of people that don't believe in me and it strangely didn't change ever since.
I guess those people will maybe believe in it when I make a full-time income from it. Oh well, it doesn't stop me at least and my wife fully supports me.

It's also great to have WA as a community supporting each other, because we all know the possibilities and the results (of all those who have seen results).

Been counting out your months to results, and it seems to be coming down to 6 months for you. Took me a bit longer, but that is probably because I didn't apply the same amount of work and time to it. It took me just over a year before showing results. Now its a monthly rising number, which is really nice.

We just have to keep at it and it will show in time - and apply what we have learned.

Especially the Jay's: Steven
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Steven! I am glad to hear things are working out for you too :) If I am not mistaken you also decided to follow Dylan's advice?

I think my parents will let it go eventually, we've had serious financial setbacks a year or so ago and I think they are more sensitive and overprotective.

My ex was supportive back when I started, so I am forever thankful for that! You kind of take it more personally from your partner than your parents lol. Great to hear you had your wife's support all along!

Frankly, I think I could do a bit faster but it was pretty challenging to put in enough work with the surgery and recovery process, that's why decided to invest $ into hiring freelancers. Hopefully it pays off very soon!

Once again, thanks for your support!
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littlemama Premium
Congratulations Zarina! Such a big accomplishment! Your family won’t understand and that’s okay, I tend to not talk about things unless I have significant proof. My dad is like your parents, chuckles at the little I can make even at $1,500/month!

At $2k, he’s a little more on he believer side.

What’s funny is that I had a better response when I was making and selling physical products even though I make more now.

Thank goodness my husband has been supportive of everything I want to try. That’s what matters, your partner! Although some have unsupportive partners too.

Anyway, one just needs to keep plugging away so one can shut those disbelievers up. ;)

You’re well on your way to big things!! Woohoo!!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your support, Grace! Means a lot to me.

I am definitely not giving up on website businesses. Thank God I am very confident now that it works!

And speaking of partners, back when I started in 2015 my ex was supportive and I am so thankful for that!!

Now we're on friendly terms, but you and Steve's comment below made me realize that I'd likely be more discouraged if my partner wasn't supporting me too at the beginning of my online journey.

And so glad to hear your husband is very supportive of everything you do. So much easier to succeed then! (No energy lost on arguments and stuff like that).

I will keep plugging away for sure :) Thank youuuu!
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome, I love seeing members succeed and break milestones! This is just the beginning, it's going to be a great 2018 for a lot of us here. :)
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Zarina Premium
Amen! :)
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Zarina,

Thank you for your excellent and encouraging blog post, I'm sure it will encourage and inspire many people. Congratulations on making your first hundred dollars within a day, it is always exciting when something like this happens!

I can relate to your mini-rant 100%, it seems in my experience that most people do not understand the power of the Internet and the people who knock an Internet business are normally the ones who have never made a penny online! I don't talk to that many people about my Internet business as I'm aware that the majority of people will not understand!

We have to remember that an Internet business doesn't happen overnight, it happens from hard work and is a long-term project.

I'm looking forward to seeing your blog post, $200 in one day very soon!

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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Zarina Premium
That's exactly what my focus is at - that my website is a long-term business and that I need to be patient, persistent and of course put in the work.

Thank you for your support, Roy!
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newlive Premium
Hi Zarina good thoughts, insightful yes friends and relos are the ones that can drag you down and make you feel like a fool for believing in the hype of internet marketing. So you turn around and go back to the dead end job, at least it is a real job!!...lol..you are forging something good for yourself..congrats and keep going
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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actiononline Premium
Congratulations!!!!!!!

Awesome story and way to stay plugged in with the training and focusing in on your business.

I remember some few years ago when I first started my business online, when I saw my first "You have received a commission" email in my inbox for something like $4.92 I hollered an enthusiastic YEAH!!! YOu would have thought that check was for $4k or something, lol

My online teacher at the time made a statement that I would never forget... "If you can make a dollar online, you can make a million dollars. Well that was the reason for my excitement!

Again, Congrats and continue plugging toward massive success!!!
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Zarina Premium
Glad I came to realize the HUGE potential of running an online business! It took me a while to get to that point of confidence that I have now.

Thank you for your support!
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Vickic3 Premium
What a wonderful positive thing to say
I really love your quote and it is so true
Do you know the story about the people searching for gold? They gave up within 3 feet and someone else came along and found it
Just keep going
All the best
Vicki
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PMbaluka Premium
I like reading posts like this one because they motivate me a lot. I like the picture you have posted at the end of the post, indeed giving up is one of the dangers of an online business.

I can't wait to hear your great success story within the next one year.

Blessings

Paul.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Paul.
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RDulloo Premium
COngrats! Perfect proof that Wealthy Affiliate work. You're so right when you say that we should not let our family members interfere with our business. They will really only believe us when we bring in the big money. That's when they will tell us that they're glad we didnt listen to them in the past.. :)
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Zarina Premium
I can't wait for that day to come haha. Hopefully soon!
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RDulloo Premium
I know right? Me neither. But I know that when we work for it, it has more value to us than if we just got it too easily. :) WIsh you luck!
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Zarina Premium
True that! :)
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DarleneB Premium
Congrats on your $100 day. Great to see & definitely inspiring. I really liked the fact that you're also sending your subscribers, "info" posts. I've unsubscribed to a lot of websites because all they ever send is something they want to sell.

I can sure relate to your mini-rant. I've quit, some time ago, telling people that I work from home. Way to much negativity. Great advice you gave to everyone; don't let your friends or even family interfere with your progress. You yourself have more than proved that it can be done.

Actually, I find it more entertaining working on my website than watching most T.V. shows. I really can't think of anything I'd rather be doing more when I'm at home.
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Zarina Premium
Hey Darlene, yeah, Google doesn't like it too! And Gotta look out for that.

And yeah, I can relate! As long as I have energy, I'd rather direct it towards research, keywords, content writing. When I don't have too much energy then I can watch some inspiring movie haha.

Thanks for your support!
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CJardin Premium
So impressed with your progress thus far Zarina, and working out all the bugs along the way!

Funny how so many people may see the reality of WA, but do not want to bear the time it takes to earn big. The commitment is rewarding! As you said, the training is essential to your overall progress and so I really appreciate you testing the potential many can achieve with an Amazon affiliate site. You have my full attention here as I get through completing the Affiliate training lessons first before diving-in to the real deal. Can't wait to get there though!

All the best, and reaching for the stars!

Carrie
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Zarina Premium
What a lovely comment, Carrie! :) And thank you very much for your support, I appreciate it!!

And I am sure you'll get there! Also, check out Dylan's posts @dylanrieger, he was the one who inspired me to start a new Amazon niche website using the best of approach. Should help you with building an Amazon site the right way.

Good luck on your journey!
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CJardin Premium
Thank you for sharing the details on Dylan's posts, that will sure be helpful when the time arises. All the best!
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Zarina Premium
Pleasure!
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CandP Premium
Woo hoo, what an inspiring post!
Don't listen to those naysayers and keep on chipping away till we reach the diamonds.....we will do it.
Good on you, Zarina! Soon you can show mom and dad what being a successful entrepreneur is all about...then they will sing your praises and say they knew it all along!!!
May all your dreams come true!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your support and encouragement, Philip! Appreciate it!
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JonLake Premium
Great post. It’s true that those closest to you just don’t get it! The thrill of a sale never goes away. Over 9 years online and even a tiny Adsense click still gets me excited.
Believe me when you do your first 4 figure month you will do cart wheels down the street!!!

Keep up the great work
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Zarina Premium
I know right!! I can't wait to hit 4 figures! :)

Thank you for your support Jonathan!
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newy219 Premium
Holy $hit!! That's awesome!! I am excited that I broke $100 this month lol

And yes, people are completely effing blind on your journey. That's fine, if everyone saw it for what it is then it wouldn't be possible. The fact that people tell you not to do it is 100% proof you are doing the right thing.

Good luck moving forward and thanks for this inspiring post :)
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Zarina Premium
Well, I thought I'd have a $100 month too, until I checked my stats today :D

The beauty of having an online business is that sky really is the limit. We will have our first dollar, firs $100 month, first $100 day, first $1000, first $10,000. Can't wait for my baby website to grow!

Thank you for your support, Daniel, appreciate it! :)
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Miren Premium
Congrats Zarina!! I'm sure this time next year you will be making a full-time income =)
I completely relate to you, I reached the $500/month mark but my parents still want me to look for a job. I believe parents would see the potential of an online business if they knew how this works or if they personally knew someone who's successful doing this.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much Miren! Fingers crossed it happens faster than I think lol.

It's pretty crazy to be honest. I mean if you think about real brick and mortar businesses, it takes YEARS to succeed and much more expenses. Without any guarantees too.

And they still want to push us into the office like jobs. Can't really change their mentality but I don't need to, as long as I don't let naysayers affect me.
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Oneiros Premium
Fantastic! Congratulations Zarina. It's a wonderful feeling when you have your first $100 day. You can only go up from here ;)

I still remember mine like it was yesterday, albeit it was with dropshipping and not affiliate marketing.

Thank you for sharing your success, it makes me want to work even harder :)

-Kyle
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support and encouragement Kyle!

Also, I see you're new to the community, welcome to WA! :)

By the way, I recommend you check out Dylan's posts @dylanrieger, he's the main reason I started a new Amazon niche website using his strategy. :)
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TNewkirk Premium
Congratulations!
I have been so excited about my own website and when I attempt to talk about it with my family they get this certain kind of look on their faces, so now I don't bring it up anymore. I just continue to work on my site and hopefully, in the near future, I WILL prove to them that this is worthwhile. I am not giving up! I can do this!
Best Wishes and looking forward to another post from you letting us know of your $200 or even $300 a day earnings.
Tai
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Tai, and good luck on your journey too!
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dpanic63 Premium
Awesome Work Zarina
I understand EXACTLY where you are posting from, and its that FIRST dollar that fuels the dream.
Love what you said about the SHINY OBJECTS LOL
Always GURUS looking to give you a Easy way out.
The outside noise is easier to shut out but when it comes from your parents its a lot more difficult, but Good for you for sticking to your dreams and making it happen.
Again Awesome post and thanks for the update.
More to come
Dino
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your support, Dino!
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Traveller75 Premium
Great work, you must be very proud of yourself as you should be,CONGRATS.

Wayne
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Zarina Premium
I am despite my parents' disbelief :) Thanks!
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Traveller75 Premium
Even Better,
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ellford Premium
That's a great post.

You're right to follow your own dreams - I did the government job route and want out so bad it's not even funny.

The public thinks you get paid too much and have the best benefits in the world - reality is, you rarely get a wage increase and most don't EVER keep up with the cost of inflation. I left government for 5 years to contract and working in the "private sector" was much, much better (wages AND benefits). I won't even talk about the culture in a government job as it's so much worse than anywhere I've ever worked.

Now, I just want to be my own boss and I'm going to get this with WA...
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Zarina Premium
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, you reaffirmed it for me that I don't want to work in a government office type of job. I mean I never planned on going there but still it's nice to know I've made the right choice without having worked in such place.

I wasn't really aware about the culture in a government job, another reason it's not for me! I am positive, extravert kind of person, so I'd die in such an environment fast lol.

My best advice is to stick with the training! Also, check out Dylan's posts @dylanrieger, he was the one who inspired me to build a new website with a specific approach.

My best wishes to you, Dave!
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HavenJames Premium
Great to hear, Zarina. I look forward to hearing more successes.

Keep snowballing,
Haven
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Zarina Premium
Can't wait for snowballing to happen :) Thank you!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Congratulations Zarina, it does take a while to silence the doubters, but you are doing it. Keep pressing on.
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Zarina Premium
I surely will! Thank you, Harvey
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nathanpall99 Premium
Great work!

Yeah most won't believe in it at first but you've got to shut them out sometimes. I find trying to convince them doesn't work, so I just don't talk to people about it who I know won't get it.

I make more now than I ever did in a "real job" but my parents still think I should go back to a "real job"! So its never enough in money terms. Some people just don't understand the idea of making money outside of the "traditional job" model. Like you say, some people are entrepreneurial-minded and others aren't.

Keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing your progress (looking out for the first $1,000 in one day post!)
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Zarina Premium
Oh wow, really? I thought that once you show them you make consistent solid income, they let it go :/

Well, my parents probably will, as for them it's more in money terms. Which I understand given how a financial setback our family experienced in 2017.

But again, I am not giving up. A year ago, I would probably stop doing work for weeks but now, it just slightly upsets me, then I let it go and continue working on my website lol. Thank God that I have enough confidence in myself now.

So, so, so important to have enough confidence, then you won't need reassurance from other people!

I am really hoping to hit $1000 month real soon. And will definitely share it here.

Thank you for your support and encouragement, Nathan! Appreciate it :)
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Stella2 Premium
Congrats, Zarina!
And, great advice.
I see many more sales in your future! :-)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much, Stella! :)
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JelenaBB Premium
Great! Congratulations! Keep going!
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Zarina Premium
Hoping to hit my first $1000 month like you soon ;)
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JelenaBB Premium
I still didn`t have a $100 day... So, hopefully I will hit that :)
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Zarina Premium
You definitely will :D
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MichaelYi Premium
Congratulations! I have also considered outsourcing for content. Here's to your success...cheers!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Michael! Yeah, it definitely helps having freelancers :)
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WendaSue Premium
Great post. Never EVER EVER give up. The cartoon is absolutely perfect.
All the best,
Wendi
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Zarina Premium
That's how I feel right now, especially after a convo with my mom. I know she has good intentions but I just thinking to myself: "Even though you don't believe in it, I do, and I am not going to give up".
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WendaSue Premium
That's the right spirit. Kindly, prove them wrong.
I can understand a parents concern. But, you are in the right place. You are proving that every single day.
Wendi
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your support, Wendi! Appreciate it.
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WendaSue Premium
You are most welcome.
Wendi
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