1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

3 years of nothing and then..... $400 in three days. Thanks!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by thelmick, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. thelmick

    thelmick Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    55
    Occupation:
    Making more money
    Location:
    Indiana
    Long story short... A 60 year old man had to sell his business, had nothing to do, a lot of time on his hands and to much cash in hand. That was me.
    I decided to work on line and soon found this site. I was trying everything on here I could read about and knowing nothing about internet marketing I spent 3 years trying to make a buck. I wrote eBooks, built websites, landing pages, paid people for every software program and gimmick I could find. Fiveer..... OMG I spent thousands, that's right thousands. I had them making me banners, videos, music, software, pages and pages, articles and on and on. Lets just say I spent $ $$,$$$.$$ and I did.
    Last week I was here on this site and somewhere I read a post that said stick to one thing, forget the rest, stay focused, start slow and rinse and repeat. I did.

    I reread a post or two on banner advertising and for some unknown reason said ok that was it. I did exactly what the article said, spent $20 dollars and three days later I have made $400.00. Now in the grand scheme of things $400 is nothing compared to the dollars I have spent and the countless hours I have worked on learning and experimenting.

    I was a high school graduate (no collage) many a year ago. Now I can write code, I have completed many ADOBE certifications, have several webpages that have traffic (lol no money but traffic) and have an intense working knowledge of marketing, that with 30 years as a brick and mortar owner I never knew.

    The long and short of it all....
    THANKS
    It took a while, all because of my diversions and "owner knows best" attitude of building a business. While sitting here writing this I have made another $25.00 bidding 0.001 on porn banner ads, lol what a life. This is not about what program I used, what site I found, what exchange I'm using, it's all about what has been given here at this site. Within its pages with the stories, the sale pitches, the how to articles and more there is a true basic life changing possibility. Thanks to all of you who help, to all of you who share and expand our knowledge and skill no matter how long we take or desperate we get.
    Thanks
    Tim
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 48
  2. skyfallsdown

    skyfallsdown Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    170
    Very nice story man. If you try hard enough you will get paid for your efforts.

    The moral of the story : never give up and keep on testing different things.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  3. LuckyCharm007

    LuckyCharm007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    940
    Occupation:
    Affiliate Amazon Content Writer
    Home Page:
    Good stuff. The lesson here is work hard and don't give up !
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  4. sam3724

    sam3724 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,660
    Likes Received:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Internet marketeer
    Location:
    ***BHW***
    Good stuff man. Congrats on your success.Keep going.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. samifordnet

    samifordnet Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    Location:
    Middle Earth
    That's a very moral boosting story man. The key is to stick to the thing you believe you can go forward with. There may be several roads to your destiny but you must take a single road rather than wandering on every path. Cheers.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    8,104
    Occupation:
    ORM - Branding - Content
    Location:
    United States
    Home Page:
    Congratulations. What kind of brick and mortar establishment were you running?
     
  7. MonsterMag

    MonsterMag Power Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    417
    Occupation:
    Self
    Location:
    My Journey Discussion
    Lol sure 5-digits... :)
     
  8. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    680
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Home Page:
    Right on man. Which thread/method were you modeling after?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  9. Hawkster

    Hawkster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    3,621
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Listen to everyone - Follow no-one
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    There comes a time in everyones journey where things suddenly start to click and things take a turn for the better..

    Its those that stick through the tough times, that get to this magical point and ultimately start to earn $
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,709
    Likes Received:
    6,365
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Traveling the world
    Location:
    Berlin
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. thelmick

    thelmick Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    55
    Occupation:
    Making more money
    Location:
    Indiana
    Sold a 523 unit apt complex. Was buying selling houses for a few years while doing that.
     
  12. thelmick

    thelmick Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    55
    Occupation:
    Making more money
    Location:
    Indiana
    One of my first online projects was a real estate talk show, i thought I could use my knowledge of real estate to make huge on line dollars. WRONG
    But I made a site, hired pros to change it, make it safe (lol), to build graphics and recordings. Bought all the techie gear to setup my own small recording system, yada, yada, yada. The old brick and mortar mentality took some time to fade away. Oh and of course the newest, best laptop that I saw on online, that was an expensive lesson! I was VERY fortunate and worked hard to achieve what I had and I believe in doing what it takes however you can to reach a goal. I did stupid stuff being uneducated in this www world, but I learned a lot and grew and that is what life is truly about. I learned a very long time ago its not about the money its about life and what you make of it. It's all about the trip my friend.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  13. thelmick

    thelmick Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    55
    Occupation:
    Making more money
    Location:
    Indiana
    Just look up on here " ExoticAds and Whalecash"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    8,104
    Occupation:
    ORM - Branding - Content
    Location:
    United States
    Home Page:
    Dang man, that's intense. Were you the owner, broker, or both in the transaction? If owner, I am extremely impressed. I have a friend who owns a good-sized luxury condo complex in Daytona Beach. He says it is an absolute nightmare, even with property management duties outsourced.
     
  15. goodperson

    goodperson Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    www.niceaccount.com
    Home Page:
    good story, Can you share your method ?
     
  16. diemou

    diemou Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    271
    He already did.
     
  17. Eternal1912

    Eternal1912 Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance Writer
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Congrats OP, I started earning cash myself with the help of this forum. I'm at 250$/month at the moment but I hope that I can expand it and grow to 500$/month.

    Good luck and hope you can make a living out of IM
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. Oz0102

    Oz0102 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    302
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    world wide web
    this should encourage others who are at the verge of giving up. Keep pushing it OP and u'll see better results
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. king0735

    king0735 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    12
    Good job man I'm currently working towards earning those big bucks online
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. McPatrick

    McPatrick Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Problem-solver
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    Congrats man, hopefully more people will be encouraged to stick to one method instead of constantly jumping.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1