How I Made $29000+ In My First Year!

Hello! welcome to my blog today and Happy New Year. This is my first post on my blog this year so I think I should give you a summary of what happened last year 2012. My story may not be the “WOW” type but I think it’s going to get someone encouraged. This is something like an income report.

Yes! you just read $29000+ in the title. That’s correct. In about a year and a few months, I was able to generate that amount. That may just be half of what you get in 30 days but I’m sure in your first year, $29000 was not your figure. 

Shortly after my wedding in 2009, I tried my hands on Internet Marketing and like every other newbie without proper coaching, it was disaster.  I ran helter-skelter. It was an unfortunate situation that I was listed with the plenty. But this changed when I made a comeback in May 2011.Make Money Online

The return of the unsuccessful newbie

In May 2011, I returned to IM with a different mindset. It all became clear to me that one of the ways to be sure of an income online is creating your own product. That let to the birth of EasyRetweet. Here are some income figures:

Total: $29,240.35


Expenses were under $200 mainly on domain names and Hostgator Baby shared hosting

Traffic in 2012

My main source of traffic in 2012 was social media: Facebook Fan Pages and Groups, Twitter and Google+. The main Twitter Apps I used were: EasyRetweetJustRetweet and TraffUp. These are retweet apps capable of bringing tremendous results.

Blogging in 2012

While my blogging journey effectively started in August 2012, the domain name was registered in February same year. It served mainly as testing ground for my plugins and php script. Following a firm step to start blogging, my first post went live on 21st August 2012.

Now 2013

Just like you and many other bloggers, I plan to make this year more successful in three ways:

  1. Build a profitable list. It’s said there money is in the list ;)
  2. Take my blog to the next level through provision of more exciting contents, commenting, guest posting, networking, etc
  3. One of the reasons of selling EasyRetweet was to focus on and sponsor an offline app for a timber company in my country. This project is in a remarkable progress and my client is very happy with results.

Now over to you

What was your own year like? I’m sure you got more attractive results. Please share with us in the comment box. I’ll love to read your story too. Do also share this with your friends on social media – Twitter, Facebook, etc. I’ll really appreciate.

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Full Time blogger and Creator of Check out my blog where I share actionable tips on how to make money blogging.


  1. Hi Enstine.

    Congratulations! I agree getting the traffic should be a priority, but how would you do it for a once in a lifetime product. That is customers will only need the services or product once or twice in their life span?

  2. Abhi Balani
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    Hey Enstine,

    Congratulations for the huge success. It’s really a big number. And this is a very rare case.

    I was just thinking why did you sold EasyRetweet. It gave you lots of money.

    Anyways, wish you and your family a very happy new year.
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  3. That is awesome and an inspiration to us all! I am still going through everything to see how much I made.

  4. Ian Eberle
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    Those are some nice numbers! One thing that you should’ve mentioned, though, is that almost all of your income came from EasyRetweet (credits and then selling the site). I think a lot of people thought you made $29,000 from blogging which is not the case…

    Either way, congrats. That’s really good for being fairly new at this.
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  5. Connor Harley says:

    Hi Enstine, this is a wonderful post about your comeback. You’ve proven that we must try and try until we succeed. This is great encouragement for start ups and myself to come up with unique ways to make money online.

  6. Shahzad
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    Congrats Enstine!
    Your story is encouraging for newbies.
    Have seen Fiverr on your list. What service do you promote on Fiverr?
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  7. Amit Shaw says:

    Great Year :) Enstine. . . . . Hope in 2013 you can double your income.
    Thanks. Best Of Luck.

  8. Omar Habib says:

    Hi Enstine,

    Your maximum money came from EasyRetweet but you sold it. Was the decision right as it is making money for you?

    • Hey Omar,
      I needed funds for an offline project worth over $100k and $2k in recurring payments. I think that was not a bad move.

      • Omar Habib says:

        If the offline business is better than your present business than your decision is correct. But why not you make something new for online business to make money online.

  9. Congratulations, Enstine! Great job. I’m so happy for you. :)

    Then again, I thought EasyRetweet was a great cash cow. Still, I hope you do better with your offline project. :D
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    • Hi friend,
      I have been away for weeks. How are you?
      Well, those are the figures. I sold it to raise funds for a project worth over $100k. It’s moving well too. Thanks for stopping by and hope to have you live again these days ;)

  10. Happy to see your Success !!

    Such stories are big inspiration for me and I always read them very carefully. Thanks for bringing this for us.

    All the very best for 2013.
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  11. Hey
    This is really a great achievement and also a good example set for new bloggers how to make Income


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    Wow, $29000 a year is a big figure. I’m inspired and I’m too concentrating on getting proper training to earn more. Need some tips from you on list building.



  13. Khaja moin
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    Enstine that`s very interesting mate!
    Seems like you started with right bang! with a product.
    And 29000$ is quite good figure, Congrats on that!

    Enjoy your weekend mate :)

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  14. Kingsley
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    Woooooooooooooow That is the Only Thing I can Say. Good work bro
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  15. Do you seriously mean 29,000 $ . Well , that’s a huge amount of money .

  16. You did very well but it was the learning experience from the first time that made you successful on the second go at it. You certainly never repeated the mistakes you made the first time.
    I love to hear when things go right for individuals.

  17. Osho Garg says:

    This Is Really A Very Very Good Amount In First Year (Good Comeback).
    Good Luck For Current Year :)

  18. That’s really a big amount of money Enstine and I’m sure no one could make $29000 in their first year. Thanks for sharing the inspiring story with us and best of luck with your new project!
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  19. Shalu
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    Wow very impressive statics. I think you have done very well. Easy Retweet is a great programme by you. Wish you best for 2013.
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  20. I am going to follow your lead, I wish you a more profitable year 2013 !!!

  21. Congrats,Nice work,Hard Work Never Fails,You are one of the best example for Hard worker’s in the world….Nice to see you,All the very best for your future success,Do Well and Earn Well in future Also….

  22. Aditya
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    Wow, Enstine those figures are larger than life. I may never see them for a long time LOL. Congrats for the hard work you’ve put in and the rewards you got, very inspiring.

    I’m hoping to launch my own product – an ebook (premium) by June this year. I’m conducting surveys to gather as much accurate information as possible, so in case you got time, head over to my blog and take the survey, would you?

    Anyway, 2013 is here and the 3 ways you list to make you even more successful can easily get you there. Good luck to you and a happy new year :)

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  23. wow i am inspired by u ! thanks for your sharing !
    so many ways to earn money !

    happy 2013. may it be very prosperous for u !!

  24. Obasi Miracle
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    Hi buddy I’m greatly inspired by your post keep it up friend
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  25. It’s my first year on my prepper blog. First month, actually. It’s posts like this that make it seem worthwhile to put in all the time and effort. Thanks!

  26. Happy New Year. Your story really touched me. I’m newbie in IM and just started on last month. I hope I can maintain my motivation and earn some money like you.

  27. Shathyan Raja
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    Great Bro.. These kind of articles motivates a new blogger to work hard and know the value of blogging.

    All the best for 2013. looking forward for a great tips for blogger from you so that we also can earn something like you.

    Thank You
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  28. Marc Bell says:

    What’s up Enstine! Congrats on your success and your ability to continue to fight! I really enjoyed reading this.

    I started my blog only to update other on what I was doing in my online businesses and niche sites. I was mainly focused on what I working on outside of my blog and was only going to update my blog every now and then with my results.

    About 6 to 8 months ago I decided to focus on building my blog and social presence and it’s been going well so far, but it’s always a pleasure to see the results of others for inspiration.

    “The race is not giving to the swift nor to the strong, but to the one who endure to the end!”

    Thanks for leading by example!

    Marc Bell

  29. Hi Enstine,
    Great performance you had there!

    It is great to see that most of your earnings came from products you launched. That is an indication of the direction to go this 2013.

    All the best this year!
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  30. Ummeed
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    Really very inspiring content but want how to earn money through all those guide . if you can put step by step guide then it would be awesome. Still one of the best content in 2013. keep up bro
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  31. Imran Shariff says:

    Hi Enstine,

    Congrats bro on your successful 2012, for me it was a not that good, Looking forward for a better 2013. By the way your social media tips will be helpful… since I to make a mark in social media like fb, twitter, pinterest.

  32. Ayush Jain says:

    This is just amazing i believe in this field of internet marketing a person can make a great survive i am new here but i know soon i will also earn this much amount :)

  33. Wow I am very inspired by u.
    Great sharing to a great start in 2013 blogging tips.

    May2013 be a very fruitful n prosperous one for u!

  34. Thank you so much for being transparent!! I really appreciate that and I hate to see you go from easyretweet…………..I think you managed it with excellence – Thank You and Great Job. At the same time I’m glad you got a descent price, you more than deserve it.

    God Bless and Good luck in everything else you do in 2013!!


    • Hi Billy,
      Thanks for your comment. Sometimes, we have to let go even of things we have worked hard for. I moved forward to something better and still hope EasyRetweet’s current management will even be better.

      Better days are ahead.

      Happy Blogging!

  35. chrisazuka says:

    Yo Enstine,
    Can you comment on what you did on
    what services did you offer there?

  36. gajendran megajolla says:

    thanks for for sharing . your views gives much energy to stand . i have found new things here

  37. Lalit Kumar Barik says:

    Congratulation Enstine sir. This is all because of your hard labor & strong determination and this info also enforce others to blogging very effectively. Hope this year also brings you lots more success.

  38. Rudd
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    Thanks for sharing those figure. So know I know who’s the one who developed easyretweet. Wondering how much justretweet made, probably higher than that.
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  39. ferra leonie hill says:

    Congratulations! Great story, thanks for sharing!
    It is good to see that your earnings is able to generate such a good earning

  40. Sam Adeyinka
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    Hey Muki, you have really left your mark bro. Thank God for you. Sir, as a Nigerian, how do i benefit from your apps, such as Cashdonator and rest?
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  41. Alright sir. Thanks and I will inform you once that is fixed.
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  42. Samir
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    Man that’s big!

    I’ve only made like 6500 in 5 yrs online so far :P

    I know I’ve gotta create something big for a cash draw, but patience isn’t something which comes easily to me!

    Anyway, hoping to do something big with Seun this year :)
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  43. Gautam
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    You really made a Huge Income and hope you continue with this.SO best of luck.
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  44. David Oriol says:

    Hi there What you just written here surely have me interested up to the last word, and I must say to you I rarely read the entire post of any blog as I usually get bored and tired of the gibberish that is presented to me on a daily basis and just end up checking out the pictures and the headlines etc. But your tag-line and the first paragraphs were exceptional and it instantly got me hooked. Commending you on a great a job well done in here. Thanks

  45. Really impressive !!!

    How you have done I can guess. You are not just a blogger , a developer too. But your efforts and ways of working are really appreciable Enstine.
    I landed on this post through Blogengage listing. check my comment there too :D
    Happy Blogging !!!
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  46. Bhavesh Sondagar says:

    Hi Enstine Muki.,
    Very impressive. I am very impressed with your earning statement. I am thinking to jump into affiliate marketing because we can make more than other earning from affliliate marketing and there is no limit of earning.

  47. Creating a service or a business makes all the difference!
    Thank you for sharing your stat and i guess newbies who have doubts will see reasons why they too can succeed online.
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