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Do you do Internet Marketing for a living?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Georges, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Georges

    Georges BANNED BANNED

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    im wondering how many people hare are actually doing internet marketing for a living and how successful you are now. i would like to hear your stories and if you had a job that you've quit to do this full time. although ive yet to make any good money, the more i spend time on this, the more i think this is the right "career" for me, as i have no interest in doing the 9-5 grind like everyone else is.
     
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    Within 1 year I hope to be able to move to either a different country, or simply make a change of lifestyle which allows me to live off of approximately $8,000/year. This should allow me to quit my 9-5 and work full time in IM, and then I can ramp up everything to make real money in this game. So right now, I am just saving 90% of what I make for the future, not able to do it for a living yet.
     
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  3. three_cs

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    I used to make good money but then the competition kick my ass. Lol, probably some of them are from here. On to a new niche....
     
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    Yes, for few years already
     
  5. meathead1234

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    I'm full time IM. Before I went full-time I was at University, so I never had a job to quit. That said, I have worked as an intern in a few different places, so I know what the 9-5 is like and why I didn't want to do it.

    Success is relative - I try not to disclose earnings but I have an awesome work/life balance, take regular holidays and can basically do what I want, when I want.

    Don't give up the 9-5 until you are making a decent amount monthly and have at least 6 months of living expenses to fall back on. IM is great when the going is good, but is one of the loneliest industries in the world when times are tough (we've all had those days/weeks/months so don't think it will never happen to you) and you have to be the right sort of person to pull yourself up and get going again.
     
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  6. Georges

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    interesting. why do you want to move away from Canada?
     
  7. Autumn

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    I pretend to work online, but most of the time I just sit around in my underwear and masturbate compulsively.
     
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  8. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Probably because he wants to move to a location where you can live like a king for a minimal amount of money. I am a Canadian boy myself and although I love it here, it would be a dream to live somewhere that you can "live the good life" for cheap.
     
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    I'm full time in IM and looking at moving to the US.

    Just been looking at house prices over there and DAMN the economy is screwed!!!!

    A house that costs 1.5M in Miami would cost 10 (easily) here!

    -aReJay
     
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    I feel like the lifestyle I would want to live would be frowned upon in Canada. There isn't much wrong with the country, besides the constant rain (but with global warming every country has weather problems.) I also feel like my dollar would go further in other countries. So don't think I am hating on my country, just don't feel like I belong here. With $1000/month, here I am just getting by. In other countries, $1000/month is living well off. Of course, there is no free health care in those countries, so you take your calculated risks.
     
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    I live in UK and everything over here is so expensive. I'm a full time IM'er and i'm only 17 so when i get a little older and earn more money i will move away
     
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    I wonder in what country you can get a decent living for 1000$ ;) Bangladesh? Somalia?
     
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    Greece is nice and also cheap to live there
     
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  14. Kickflip

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    Ya thats the thing about IM. If you can get a stable internet connection, and run a VPS for your high bandwidth programs, you can do it anywhere. So you are making the same amount of money, same amount of work. Canada/UK has free health care, but so much rain and it ain't that cheap, unless you live in the trashy areas. Where as, with the same amount of money, you can move to the safest, upscale areas of other countries for the same price, and have nicer weather, and a more unique lifestyle, which I think suits most of us.
     
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    I was forced into fulltime IM. Took me nearly 2 years of suffering to make it work for me. Like others, I don't like to reveal earnings, but I do ok. I *DO* have to work for my money though, so it's not like some easy as pie thing IMHO.
     
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    Sure, Greece is nice. But not for 1k$.
     
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    Yeah in UK we get free healthcare etc. But the girls look like shit (4 inches of makeup on they're faces) , Weather is crap always raining , Expensive as hell to live here but our internet is good
     
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    All this talk of other countries has me interested... I am from California where it is quite expensive, and I am frankly tired of all the new laws and regulations here that are ruining this place. So, I've considered another country for a retirement plan. What's a NICE place to live thats cheap, where I can speak english and still communicate with everyone. I have no desire to learn another language.
     
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    You can easily live off $1000 in greece. Its a very in-expensive country to live in.:tee:
     
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    I have been doing it for 3 years now. It's not a 9 to 5 more like 24 hours 7 days a week. Because you have to do a lot of trial and error. When you find something that works..you cant sleep because you feel like you are losing money if you do..lol. I suggest you get familiar with a wide variety of online marketing. If your new.. your first year will be tuff . You might even quit. But if your successful then you can be your own boss and make a great living. First year I made about 65k 2nd year 115k 3rd year 2011 I hope 1million!!! But my point.. this is not easy.But it can be done. Good Luck ask people question. I would also go to meet up dot com search local online marketing meeting. you can meet people locally. Support is important to stay motivated and get ideas...again Good luck!! you will need it ;-)
     
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