My First Upgrade and Commission

in ctp •  15 days ago  (edited)

Hi Again! This is part 2 of my online journey. Click HERE for Part 1.

Prior to 1999 I can't remember too much of what I did online. I was married in 1996 and it was around this time that I discovered the internet/world wide web via Netscape. My wife has a work account, and allowed me to use it. So I went, OMG this is freaking awesome. I played around with some stupid stuff for awhile but then got to thinking, perhaps I can make money with this???

My first idea was Think and Link. I was going to make you think daily, then provide you with affiliate links you could go to. I think it could have worked, but the execution sucked so I scrapped it. I then found DHS Club and Dick Burke was my first mentor. I became a VIP for 25 bucks a month and at that time had to run it by my wife. Needless to say she was very skeptical and said, you better get that money back!!! Well, I was motivated for sure as you don't want to waste the family's money, right? So I did everything I could to get referrals. Most famously I used AOL Messenger to get chatting with other AOL members and then would drop a link. I learned how to connect first, then eventually drop the link after making the common mistake of doing that before gaining know/like/trust. This method, over the years, on various platforms has earned me alot of commissions. I actually have a training called the Simple Art of Recruiting on the subject.

A little bit of time passed and a check came in the mail, for $10! My first commission! I have it framed somewhere and have taken pics of it but probably not going to be able to find it so here is a recreation, lol

Image result for commission check

Now, the great part of the story that the skeptical wife started to soften up. And this line she uttered, I'll never forget. "I have to give you credit, as it seems you made this money from air. You created it!" So yes, my entrepreneurial fire was stoked. And I thought, what else can I create from air. I understood affiliate programs and how to make money from them, so what's next. Tune in next week to find out! :)

Rob Gehring - Owner and Admin of Trafficleads2incomeVM, The TL2IVM Ad Co Op, and Leader of Team Massive Success

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Pretty inspirational I have to say. Cannot wait till next week :)

This was very inspiring to read @ghcamry, and you made money online just after the internet was born, talk about taking the opportunity, thanks for sharing and keep up your great work, it's awesome.


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Thanks as always for your support as without coaches like you it would be a tougher road.

Thank you very much @ghcamry, I try my best, and do keep up your awesome work.

Great post showing how you earned your first 10 dollars earned online and good motivation

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Great story, Rob! I like to read experiences from old wolves... :)

Well, I'm not that old but I get it, lol. The great thing is, I have soooooo much material to share. I laugh when people say they have nothing to write about. Man, I got some great stuff coming your way! Thanks for your kind words.

interesting that is about the same time I ever got computer (gift) about the time

Awesome Cheryl and I'm glad to see you here daily as you're getting compensated for your time and efforts.

So funny, I remember my first check too....30 bucks from a company called zWallet. I couldn't believe that I actually made money online....That was it, I was hooked.

Similar stories man, and been in this just as long LOL

I remember zwallet. I thought it was a scam. Actually, most people thought DHS was a scam and they did have alot of unsavory characters which the owner had to boot when he reset his leaders. The stories are unlimited, now there's a book! :)

This is an Awesome Post, I remember my first Check was from Sendearning's many Years ago, But the feeling you got when you got that check. It was is this real or a joke until you cashed it and had money in your hands.

Thank you for sharing @ghcamry. That was very inspiring. It might even move me to post some of my story soon. I also enjoyed reading all of the great comments from our #CTP friends. Keep up the great work Rob!

Thanks for sharing Rob! Very inspiring and motivational!