Learn How I Made My First 100 Dollars Online

I just published a new e-book that tells the story of how I earned my first $100 marketing on the Internet. It’s a very simple story and a very simple system. Anyone can do what I did and I explain the process in full details in the e-book.

So, if you want to learn a little more about the marketing/business side of my online life get your free copy of:

How I Made My First $100 Online

Once you read the e-book, come back and leave a comment and let me know what you think. If you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer them here.

The Go-To Guy!

Andrew Seltz

Andrew was born in Michigan, raised there and in Tennessee, and has since lived outside Orlando, in Chicago, New York City, and now Birmingham, Alabama. He produces videos and websites for a living and is married to a beautiful, generous, loving woman who also happens to be a talented actress and writer - www.ellenseltz.com. They have two daughters.

4 thoughts on “Learn How I Made My First 100 Dollars Online

  • August 16, 2008 at 6:43 am
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    Hello Andrew, I was just reading what you have written in your e-book.
    I think its an amazing strategy. Would it work if i had given links to my blog?
    i have tried visiting peoples blogs in blogger to comment on articles that they have written on..and after each comment I told them to visit my blog too..but none of them did, the number of hits on my website stayed the same. Well, i just hope that your method works..i happen to be a part of few forums but i had never taken great intrest in replying to peoples posts, not even to thank them on what they have written on and so my rep is still zero haha.

    It would be really helpful if you could “show” me what Kind of Links you talk about in the e-book..because i do not yet understand the payment process..how do you get paid by promoting somebodys product and/or webpage..hahaha.

    Well,I shall wait for your reply haha
    I have written 2 blogs so far and deleted both of them within 2 months time because i lost interest in the topic and had nothing more to write about..and with them, I had only generated $7 in total using Google Adsense..hahaha

    Now, I am going to try out your technique..and when it begins to work for me, I will even begin writing reviews on you and your method hahahaha.

    Anyways, I hope you have time to answer those questions i had above..
    Thanks anyways dude..i found it very hepful 🙂

    Oh by the way, I was trying to find a good name for my blog, so i tried “gotoguy.wordpress.com” but then it was taken..I googled it just for fun and YOUR website came up hahaha

    Cheers,
    Rishi. Vasandani

  • August 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm
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    Rishi,

    Thanks for leaving a comment and I’m glad you like my e-book.

    The key, in my experience, to getting visitors from blog links is to never ask anyone to visit your blog and always make valuable additions to the discussion.

    So, if someone is discussing a gardening technique (just a random example) that I had some knowledge of, I would either share my personal experience with the same technique and add any unique things I discovered, or mention research that I had done or something else that gives a sense of authority to my comment.

    Then, I end my comment with my name and my web address (if the blog allows it.) Nearly every blog will allow you to enter your website address in the comment form and automatically create a hyperlink to that website anchored on the text of your name. If you had included a web address with this comment, your name (at the top of the comment) would be an active link leading to your website.

    The primary strategy that motivates visitors is that you drop in and leave a very insightful comment – you are freely giving top quality information – and don’t give any indication that you are trying to siphon off some traffic.

    The people who read that comment will wonder who this incredibly wise person is leaving this comment and wonder what other fantastic stuff you may have written on your own website. If their first reaction after reading your comment isn’t, ‘wow, thanks for the great insight!’ Then, you are doing it wrong.

    After reading your amazing comment, then they go looking for a link that leads to more of your content.

    If your posts all come across as empty comments that are only trying to get traffic, nobody will visit because you aren’t offering any value to them and they expect that there is more of the same on the other side of the link.

    Just visit the top blogs in your niche and join the conversation. Don’t try to place links, just comment where you have something to say, and then place the link in your signature. Visitors will follow.

    Andrew Seltz
    The Go-To Guy!
    http://www.GoToGuyEnterprises.com <--That's where I put my link, no hype! P.S. Also notice how my name at the top links to this blog! Always use your name and never try to stuff keywords in the name field - because that's what SPAMMERS do.

  • August 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm
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    Rishi,

    Here is part 2 of my answer to your comment (I wanted to address the affiliate link issue seperately.)

    The promotional links you create will be determined by the company who runs the affiliate program. Sometimes a company like Clickbank, PayDotCom, PayLoadz, or Commission Junction runs the affiliate program for another company. Other times a company like Ebay or Amazon.com (or even individual product creators) will run their own affiliate programs. Each will provide you with the link code for making a referral.

    There is even a script that is in wide usage called the $7 Secrets script that lets people just tack their PayPal address to the end of the domain name for the product and the script automatically sends the payment directly to the affiliate’s PayPal account. The $7 Secrets script itself is sold this way.

    When someone clicks your link and makes a purchase, the transaction is recorded with your name as the referrer. Then, your commissions are sent to you on a schedule determined by the individual program. ClickBank, Amazon, and others send out checks or make direct deposits to your bank once a month (if your commissions have reached a pre-determined payout threshold.)

    Other affiliate programs will have their own specific payment criteria which will be clearly stated in their affiliate program documentation.

    In the e-book I mention the “Niche Marketing On Crack” product that I was reviewing when I earned my first $100. That affiliate program is run directly by the author of the product. My affiliate link for that product looks like this:

    http://www.nichemarketingoncrack.com?a_aid=79c93c97

    The information after the ? is my affiliate ID information. Andrew Hansen pays commissions via PayPal one every month when your total commission balance is greater than $50.

    I hope this offers some clarity for how the process works. There is a lot of variety in the exact way that specific programs are run, so I can’t give a single answer to your question.

    Andrew Seltz
    The Go-To Guy!
    http://www.GoToGuyEnterprises.com

    P.S. Notice how I gave you a very detailed answer and never once asked you to visit my website. But, you may now be curious to know if I have any more helpful information like this over at the website listed under my name!!!

  • August 18, 2008 at 9:41 pm
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    Hello Again Andrew!
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Yes I did notice that you didnt “invite” my to your website directly..but the response that you wrote was inviting enough!
    Thanks A Million! hahaha
    Ill go try what you’ve told me after I have my blog all set up and till then, Ill keep posting replies in forums of my interest 🙂
    thanks again Andrew!

    Cheers,
    Rishi

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