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Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by sefi00, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. sefi00

    sefi00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've been doing IM for roughly 7 years now, started out doing spammy stuff then ultimately got into helping small businesses with SEO/traffic/whatever else which I found more rewarding initially. The issue with this kind of work, particularly freelance SEO-type stuff is that it can be stressful, especially if you're conscientious. Clients will call you at any hour of the day, randomly send you crazy emails and just generally pester you. The lines between working and not working seem to blur.

    So for a while I'm going to try working for just 2 hours each day then do absolutely no other work - just to see if it's possible to make a living like that.

    Hopefully I can make money in 2 hours/day and I'll post details here that could help others. If not, then I'll go back to how I was working before :)

    Cheers
     
  2. IMdudeIMdude

    IMdudeIMdude Newbie

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    Please tell us how are you going to start. Do you already have a plan?
     
  3. ShahidMian

    ShahidMian Junior Member

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    Seems interesting will wait your update how you started
     
  4. SeoWrecker

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    oh my god.. What was that.. I think OP spend loooooooooooooootttttttssssssssssssssss of time on bhw..
     
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    Op you can work 2 hours a day if you get yourself an outsource team, a team that will work for you ;)

    Get yourself a team and watch the money roll in
     
  7. mdraino

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    How is that even possible to have that much thanks with that small amount of post lol.. but good luck on your quest.
     
  8. BuildMoreLinks

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    something seems wrong, you mention you are into IM for 7 years and now you want to work for only 2 hrs? I will be waiting on the updates.
     
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    Client is a four letter word.
     
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    It's an unsigned integer bug
     
  11. sefi00

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    Firstly - about the likes. There used to be some subforums on BHW that got closed down, due to complaints about us spamming classified ads sites. E-whoring subforum for example. When they closed these subforums, a bunch of us got stuck with this error. I haven't liked that many people :)

    I'm going off the idea that many of us do very little REAL work each day, and a lot of messing about. I want to see if I can consolidate work to just two hours and still make decent money from IM, freeing me up to do other things. I was finding that I was doing long hours but getting distracted a lot and I want to be more efficient.

    Haha, took me a second.

    Anyway.

    I started the day before I started this thread, I'm now on day 3. I use a notepad to physically write down the stuff I do and stuff I remember I need to do when I'm not working, so I have a record of what I've done.

    Day 1:

    I posted an article to a site that pays for blogposts, you submit the article to their site, get your friends to "vote" for it then they send you $50. I've never seen this kinda thing mentioned before on BHW but I think people like to keep quiet about them for obvious reasons because it's easy money. (The site is routing.com, I doubt enough people are gonna read this to saturate it anyway - any questions and I'll be happy to answer them)

    I also ordered 13 articles off of iwriter. I submitted $75 on the site and said I wanted a bunch of articles for my link building I'm doing for clients. One of my clients paid me ~$400 for 10 links. I was hoping to spend ~$60 on articles and ~$100 on links and have the rest as profit (I'll get back to iwriter in a second)

    Other than that I did mostly minor tasks, working through emails etc. Overall I spent $90 and received zilch. -$90

    Day 2:

    I spent roughly half an hour checking the articles I bought on iwriter. Absolutely horrible, terrible quality. I only accepted 2, sent about 5 back to be rewritten and rejected the rest because the English was so bad. I felt bad rejecting the articles knowing they'd put time in but I didn't have a choice. Bad experience, the amount of time sorting through the crap articles was a waste and I need to find a reliable writer.

    Again did some minor tasks, mostly on site SEO work which was time consuming (re-writing titles and meta descriptions) and I'm probably only going to be paid $40 ish for that, but we'll see.

    I emailed a guy that works at an agency asking him if he needs links, he told me he needs travel-related links for his clients so I'm now getting him a list. He pays ~$100 (per link) so if I can get them cheap then there's a lot of profit to be made. If you can contact guys at big agencies, a lot of them have very big budgets that they need to get through each month. Having to spend $10,000 a month on your clients links is the norm, and they have to spend it somewhere. Find out who works where, ask them what links they need and you will surely get some business.

    Spammed reddit with affiliate links for the remaining half hour.

    Spent nothing, received nothing. $0

    Day 3 (today)

    The site paid me $50 for my article (2 days after submitting it) - the article was probably better than your average $5 article but not by much, prob your average $10 article. So it's a very easy $40. I asked a couple of people if they know of more of these sites so I can scale this up. Seems promising.

    I'm still working through articles on iwriter which is a big waste of time. In the time it takes me to sort through these and end up with 13 that are usable, I could have written at least 5.

    Sourcing travel links for the client that needs them.

    Spammed reddit with affiliate links again for half an hour (because that's the time I had left), I doubt this is making me much/anything but I'll know in a day or two.

    Received $50 on day 3, spent nothing. +$50


    Sorry if this isn't the "I did x and made x/day" people want to hear, but hopefully I can get to that stage soon as I figure out what makes me the most money in the shortest time.

    Cheers
     
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  12. mastersocialnetwork

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    Really nice journey.