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2016 is halfway over. Are you on track to accomplish your goals for the year?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sherbert Hoover, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If not, what is stopping you? Post it here, maybe I (or someone else) will be willing to help you reach yours.

    Best of luck to all of you for a stellar Q3 and Q4.

    We're all gonna make it, brah. -Zyzz
     
  2. Sombrero

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    You're right. I'm 40% on my goals. I wanna pay debt and earn $50/day plus full time job.
     
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  3. TheUnborn

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    Started a new goal last month and will reach it very soon
     
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  4. Boomba

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    Things are progressing (slowly) for me, but that cliche "no straight line to success" picture comes to mind. Is meteoric success so much to ask for? ;)
     
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    things are slowly progressing :) Im on my way :)
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out wtf to do with myself Sherbs. Honestly, I hate writing content, even for high amounts of money. But it pays the bills. I really want to move in a different direction, but I'm also kind of hoping I get hit by a bus.

    Also these cherries I'm eating are really good.

    No, but seriously, so far my plans are going fine. I'm moving away from writing content and towards writing sales and marketing materials. Pays more.

    Hoping to establish myself as the go to gal before the end of the year hits. That's when all the magic happens.
     
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  7. iBrazilian

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    Well, I've been working on this site for a while now, It's only earning about $20 - $30 per month, and I just launched my new section so writing a lot of content recently.

    I need to do more SEO but as you know, that takes a while.. so I have to find time to build links and write content, and it gets to be too much sometimes.. once I start earning at least $30 per day from this site then I'll be happy.. I'm working as much as I can so that by December I can accomplish this goal..
     
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  8. ShiinaMashiro

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    As my goal is to become a billionaire, i'm very far away from it but i like what i'm doing, i learn new things everyday and see things growing up.

    That's something
     
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  9. hekke

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    Currently digging on the money-vein, I can feel it pumping a lot and I am sure it will crack open shortly and the money shall flow!

    Working harder and more structured than last year, and have a broader network. I am excited for the future.

    As for reaching my goal, I want to make $50K/month by December, I am not there yet but keep on striving towards it. Shouldn't be TOO hard. :)
     
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  10. onelettershor

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    $50k/month, you always inspired me hekke. That's insane. Best of luck friend!

    Me personally I want to finished launching my shop :D
     
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    Currently working on an authority site. My goal is 100$ a day and things are going very very slowly. I am at about 10$ a day after about 3 months of work. I have been working 8-10 hours a day writing content for web 2.0s and pbn.It is funny to me that people do not understand how difficult SEO actually is. All the money I make from my site goes right back into tier two links for my site. Anyway I am just moving along very slowly. Hopely going to have enough for my own place soon.
     
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    I cant keep focus on one thing......
    I am learning legit mass planner atm to boost my s/m accounts.
    I want to learn IG blackhat botting, but that account banning is getting me crazy.
    I have a bunch of new projects I just started.
    ...
     
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  13. Capo Dei Capi

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    I have reached some of my goals, but not all that is why Im switching right to the Julian calender to give my self some more time.
     
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  14. emerica1184

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    Been nursing a site since 2012, has over 50K words or so, began trying to SEO it again starting January, still same as January but now -$800 after the packages I invested in left me with slim results....let the site settle for a bit to see if rankings would stabilize. After no noticable increase, decided to throw some cash at PBNS and see if I can't create some encouraging movement. In the mean time I created a facebook fan page i'm promoting, revisited an old tumblr recently that surprisingly has a small following now and started posting again. Still ain't making shit. My goal is to get to $2k per month by 2018 so i can quit my full time and travel abroad. I have a lot of great ideas, just can never get the traffic.
     
  15. hekke

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    50K words is nothing. Focus on the content! All the long tails you'll rank for will get you on the right path in just a few months. I have a site with 300K words and it is growing significally per month in earnings. Right now hitting $700/mo with ONLY content, so I am just continue pushing more and more content.

    Here's the journey on the 300K word site: http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/hekkes-massive-site-in-2-months-journey.822161/. It's quite fun to see the progress, 270K words later and it is making $700/mo (instead of $25/mo) and gets 7000 monthly organic visitors (rather than 850/mo).

    Get away from the link building packages, and just focus on content for a while. Then get into doing PBNs, but first and formost, if you want a solid cashflow from the site, you'll have a easier time investing into the site as you can self-fund it. You can achieve your goal way before 2018 if you have a solid plan laid out. Good luck! :)
     
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  16. emerica1184

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    Thanks for the tips Hekke, i've been following you a lot as of late and you've been super helpful. I guess my biggest barrier is fear of a sunk cost. I've invested at least $2k over that past 4 years into my site, to see $30 per month. At what point do I bail, or trudge further on and go further into the red? That's what is holding me back. Like I said though I have a full time job now so the money isn't the issue, it's how much do I want to fail before I consider total failure?
     
  17. hekke

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    Thanks!

    With $2K spent over 4 years, you are spending $500 per year. Try to write yourself and put as much money into content yourself. For the project my journey was on I spent $4K, and right now having a return of $700+/mo, which is pretty damn solid. Now I can invest more freely into this project (with more content) and the earnings shall rise with the more money I put in. At 1M words, I should be making a pretty solid income.

    You'll have to risk a bit. And you need to be able to accept a failure. Set a timeline, like "I will invest maximum $3000 into this site this year unless I see a return of the initial investment", push as much money into content per month (and try to write some yourself), and then analyze the results once you have invested the initial $3000 (for example). That's what I did, and now I am positive in pushing this site even further as I've seen the results of the initial investment. I make the initial investment back in 7-8 months, at the current rate. After 7-8 months, I'd have a profitable site that is fully white-hat and pretty much risk-free asset that can make me more and more, and will be worth A LOT later down the road.

    Goodluck!
     
  18. Capo Dei Capi

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    I personally love content way more than SEO, get some traffic from tens of thousands and upwards long tails is much easier to get than some short keyword that has the first 2 pages full of people that done a ton of SEO.
     
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    You are actually really inspiring, thank you! Did a failed approach on my old site, pushing bad links with having nearly any content from the beginning. Your journey and arganrecords' changed my mindset and i'm going for content right now on my new site! :) Thanks for all your journeys and guides, I read everything in there and it truly helped me to get on my way!

    So, back to topic, my main goals this year were not really IM based, I really started IM like 4-5 month ago by digging trough this forum. Got my school degree now and it went much better than expected so its more likely now that i'll be able to study at the university near to my hometown :) So basically I got my goals for this year, everything else is just on top!
     
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  20. OrangeNRG

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    Hells to the no. If I don't get on track before 2017 begins, I'm going to swim out into the ocean and let a shark eat me.