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Addicted to IM? [RANT]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by orbit, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. orbit

    orbit Regular Member

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    I've had great days with IM. My biggest day was $1,500. Those are the kind of days that make you think anything is possible.

    The problem is; those days have been too few and too far between.

    There is absolutely nothing steady in this game.

    YT, G, Twitter, FB... Well,they're changing up their shit daily. They do not anyone else making a fucking dime off their services. new trends, fads, traffic, gimmicks, tricks, approachs... ugh.

    It's been too long since I've made what I used to make. I still make a living. But I'm getting nowhere fast and Im getting sick of it. The big potential comes, then goes. There are highs and then LOW's. Tweak this, fucking tweak that...

    I've been self employed since I was 22 in various online/offline business. I'm not ever going to give that up, but IM has been too much of a struggle the last year. It's been a long, long year. Getting tired of putting in 80-100+ hours a week with new ventures and getting nowhere.
     
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    facebookdude Elite Member

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    I've felt the same man. But those times where you make $1k a day, you have to harness it and milk it to turn it into a $50k month.

    Then invest that money into PPC/PPV and chill.
     
  3. orbit

    orbit Regular Member

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    I hear ya. I only tried $100 on PPV. Got a few leads, but it could have done better.
    I definately need a vacation from the computer. Too much stressing and working isn't good.
     
  4. AdisLCS

    AdisLCS Power Member

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    yeah I see where you coming from. I am in the same boat. I feel complete overload and I can't freaking stop. Money is nowhere it used to be but the work load is freaking thru the roof. Heck , if I am lucky I go to bed in 2am just to wake up at freaking 5-6AM.
    I have never been working this much and earned so little. When I was making a killing was almost 100% hands off. Selling downloadable software on auto pilot. Whole job consisted of checking PPC every few days and transferring money.

    Than shxxt hit the fan and I needed to sell the site, I did not piss the money away but had to take care of some things. Than started building like dozen projects at the same time - income security in multiple streams of income - but stretched myself so thin I became master of nothing.
    I even had to take on day job to cover the bills, plus three kids keep me busy not to mention the freaking pressure.

    Now I narrowed things down to a niche B2B marketplace, lead gen and SEO biz - but guess what I can't treat it as business and unless I do I am just stomping in same place. Freaking vicious cycle - it sucks.

    But what I can tell you is Focus, when I was successful I had focus, clear plan and a vision and did not let anything distract me.

    It is very important to threat IM as a business. IM has many boring and tedious components to it that can take up huge junk of your time. If you are the one doing them all than you are as you say "self-employed". Being self-employed sucks, being a business owner should be your goal. Try to outsource few things.

    Sometimes the less we do, the more we accomplish as long we channel and focus the the efforts efficiently.

    PS: Take Time Off - clear up your mind. Go for a drive, go hike, go camping - whatever just dedicate some time for yourself.

    good luck
     
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  5. Johnnyfox

    Johnnyfox Regular Member

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    Hell Yeah....I feel it too.

    Sounds like a vacation is needed!

    Sometimes getting away from it will clear your head and give you new energy and Ideas... Babysitting campaigns, watching rankings tank, and come back and tank and come back.... Workers disappearing..

    sometimes you need to say fuck it. Let it all go and shut the damn thing off and go listen to the waves or the pines somewhere.

    If you clear your head and listen, there are ideas in there being obscured by the day to day grind and worries... Let go of them and you may have your next big idea.

    We are creative people, we need to allow room in our brains for that process to happen.

    IM is essentially an artform and a science all in one, that shit takes a lot out of you, you NEED to recharge the batteries, get a new perspective, talk to the ocean, listen to the pine trees whistle, watch the waves breaking...

    Everything looks different when you come home.