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1 Year In Internet Marketing My Story

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by CashFlowGuy, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. CashFlowGuy

    CashFlowGuy Regular Member

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    I wanted to share this story with the noobs here who are not doing well and hope this information will bring some inspiration.

    So on June 24th 2009 i decided since i had just graduated from highschool that i would try internet marketing. I was your typical noob, i went on digital point and would debate is content king and all this bs.

    Look the only thing that matter is money at the end of the day. Execute a method and get paid. Dont let anybody tell you different.

    I kept thinking about being on the phone with clients all day, and making business deals, you know the usual shit you think its going to be. I had this idea i was going to sell ad's for 50$ or something i was totaly wacked out of my mind.

    I sucked in school. 2.3 average, but i was around 2.5-2.7 most of highschool i just messed around my freshman year bad. But i have found this to be a fun thing to do and i have put alot more work into this then anything else i did in school.

    The book that changed my life was rich dad poor dad. If you have no read it i sugest you do it ASAP.

    Now i started out using blogger, i tried to create my first blog and drive traffic, For 6 months i learned SEO, CPA, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media ect. It was terrible, i would spend 15 hours a day just sitting reading, testing, posting on forums. I have read 5 books on seo, blogging, adsense ect.

    Problogger blogging to 6 figures book is a peice of shit Darren should be ashamed to have put such a peice of garbage on the market, it pretty much tells you everywhere to find information like digital point. I belive at one point he says digital point is an expert internet marketing forum.

    For those 6 months i made about 20$. I know its sucked and i was crap.

    But once 2010 hit i was starting to make money. I came up with a few good methods with adsense to make 5-10$ a day. I sold links and services on digital point and started to do well. I tried some AC and CPA Lead.

    I have made 1500$ since 2010 and i know its not a huge amount but to go from nothing to 1500$ is a big step for me.

    This week i have made about 300$ so its been picking up for me alot recently.

    If i have any advice for noobs it would be.
    -Your not going to make shit for a long time. Be in it for the long haul.
    -Consider this a college degree, except after 2 years you will be making alot of money.
    -Its all about methods, step by step methods work well.
    -Adsense isnt the only way to monitize
    -There will be those hopeless days, i have had those days once to many where my adsense account was almost banned for some adsense placement on a blogger i had that got 3 visitors a day.

    & The Most Important

    Refuse To Lose!

    Im going to take my money and buy silver, and spend a little of it. I will probably buy a computer for me to make money with.

    My next goal is to build a website with a .com and rank #1 for that keyword.

    Anyways tell me what you think ;)
     
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  2. festeris101

    festeris101 Regular Member

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    Man I'll tell you, this thread couldn't have come at a better time for me. Funds are low, times are tough and sometimes its hard to plod on.

    Thanks for the boost, I'm back on track fighting the good fight...:)
     
  3. CashFlowGuy

    CashFlowGuy Regular Member

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    My Biggest success was making 140$ in one day.
    My Biggest Failure was getting many of my blogs deleted.
    I did an interview with Achron owner for a Real Time Strategy Blog

    I did this all without a, Bank Account, Social Security Card, Money, Website, and Family Support.
     
  4. michaelwesten

    michaelwesten Registered Member

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    Yup, "neve give up" it's a cliche I know but it's true. My story is kinda similar to yours, I started last year in June, didn't make anything for the first 3 months. I kept trying and made my first clickbank sale on September 8th 2009. Since then I've earned a lot of money. So newbies, keep trying. ;)
     
  5. sairil

    sairil Newbie

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    2010 is my lucky year..now i'm making average $10 on adsense.
    thanks a lot to BHW community, i learn a lot here.
     
  6. lordkrams

    lordkrams Newbie

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    W.T.F? am i jinxed or something? i've been around since feb 2009 and only made $6 on adsense till now,what the fuck?you guys are better off than me.Anyway its the whole SEO thing thats pulling me down after that i'll be ok.Thanks for the share.
     
  7. erderd

    erderd Newbie

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    Great post, OP - inspiring.
     
  8. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I have news for you you are learning good skills. SEO and keyword analysis will help you later on with any time of organizational marketing including creating resumes and product marketing. Turn that $1500 to $15K and you will find yourself in demand for both your knowledge and services. Recommend you do more than one website as well. I got serious about SEO over the last two months and I doubled traffic. Double it again I can make my business plan work. Moreover I see more ideas kicked around BHW than other site on the net.
     
  9. JimMnemonic

    JimMnemonic Newbie

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    @CashFlowGuy
    Nice story!

    me I started studying money making online, last year June 2009, when I read a story about a college student turned into millionaire because of internet, I started in many PTC's but it's a waste of time, the biggest money I earned in PTC is $5, but it takes 3 months before I earned that $5.

    Then I joined surf sites AdVentures4U, PayItForwardTraffic and a lot more I earn $40 in these programs but one time only.

    Then I decided to make a blog on blogspot until my adsense got banned because I always click my ads to earn, I'm not good in writing articles and contents that's why I always copy and paste other content to my blog.

    I also joined MLM online but no luck, sometimes I'm thinking to quite doing these things but I always see some people who really earn money online.

    That's why I came here to find some luck again.
     
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  10. jheyslow

    jheyslow Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot for your inspirational story. Its encourage's us noobs not to quit and to work harder.
     
  11. Isendale

    Isendale Junior Member

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    This story struck a chord with me. I started in IM March 2009 and promptly lost $200 more than I made. I started reading these forums over the next 9 months and learned alot.

    I re-started my IM buisness May 2010 and have slowly started to see the cash trickle in.

    Good job on sticking with it. People who stick with it through the really tough times are those who ultimately are successful.
     
  12. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    get rid of your blogger subdomains and get a real domain, they are cheap and you won't have to worry about getting it deleted!
     
  13. ruworth

    ruworth BANNED BANNED

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    I too have found it hard to make money on the net, i have affiliate account after affiliate account and still not making alot, i use adsense, clickbank (i dont know how to implement this tho) plus others, i dont know what im doing wrong as my site is a good keyword and is PR1.

    It is hard, at times i just feel like deleting the lot and trying something offline.
     
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    scubachadd Junior Member

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    I agree... And be open to other ideas and opportunities that can make you money. For example, you might be really interested in PPC but through the transition you learn google SEO and can get people on the front page organically instead of paying for each lead.

    I started off with an oil and gas website and now I have about 10 clients (monthly residuals) and to corporations that are selling my monthly SEO services.

    Hang in their... Being Passionate and Persistent opened up some great opportunities for myself!
     
  15. CashFlowGuy

    CashFlowGuy Regular Member

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    I cant tell you what is going to work for you, infact the best thing to do is to feel out what you like best. Some people do cpa, other do black hat seo, blogging, ewhoring, facebook.

    Look i suck with affiliate marketing, but i have gotten over 1700 adsense clicks. Its all what works for you.

    Last make sure you dont think internet marketing will last forever. Be smart dont spend your money on usless shit. Buy gold, silver, cashflow investments ect. If i had 10k i would buy gold and silver, sure i would want to buy an xbox 360 but until i make 10k a month or week im not going to lose sight of what im after finacial freedom.
     
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  16. OnlineGodfather

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    Tnx for sharing your story and keep it up. I think you will make alot of money.
     
  17. syns0r

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    goes to show what can happen if you just stick with it. Good job OP!
     
  18. albertb

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    Perseverance is the key to being successful. A lot of people just get in IM because they think its quick and easy money but they give up when they don't get the results. Its quick and easy only if you have knowledge and experience.
     
  19. dungxvn

    dungxvn Junior Member

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    This is true man
     
  20. JimMnemonic

    JimMnemonic Newbie

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    I'm planning to buy a domain name and web hosting next month, I found an auto blogging tutorials here I like to try it.

    I hope I have a luck on that.