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Advice - busy on ideas to try, no income yet

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by junter, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. junter

    junter Registered Member

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    I have been reading this forum for quite some time now. I always liked the IM business - actually I started doing some affiliate sites about 13 years ago, but I have never put too much time into it.

    Recently I decided to go full blast into it, but I am not generating any income yet - I have been working full time with my own ideas for the past month. I know it's short time, but I wish I could have at least earning a few $ per day, but not happening.

    I have put some SEO sites up, nothing big, just testing some niche out. And I have also been developing mobile apps, but none are in the market yet.

    So this is what is happening, I am testing a lot of stuff out but not putting too much time into one, I am spreading my time around these projects. The reason for that is that I am not sure which one will bring me income quicker - IM or mobile apps?

    So I ask BHW your opinions... I know some of you will say to focus on one project and go forward with it, but my mind isn't set to that as of yet. Have you guys been in the same situation, and what path you took for success?

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    Here's my take on it: it just depends on what kind of person you are, and what your style is for getting work done.

    Some people do better just hammering away at one thing at a time, others excel when they float around from project to project; a little here, a little there, you know.

    I think I perform better doing the latter. Sometimes I lose motivation or hit a wall with something, so I go off and work on other stuff for a while, then a few hours later, I'm ready to go at it again, and usually finish it. This has always worked for me. I'd suggest you try both positions, and see which one allows you to get more work done.
     
  3. Tones0000

    Tones0000 Registered Member

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    I always flip flop with ideas and just test them out to see how they will work out in the end. Usually if more investing is needed, I don't go farther because money is such a large issue right now. I'm trying every no investment method there is until I get steady income.
     
  4. vaporsaint

    vaporsaint Newbie

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    I think IM, but it depends on your knowledge/expertise is mobile apps, I guess. I created a simple, free mobile app for one of my websites at AppsGeyser recently (*Recommend). I've seen guys selling these type gigs on Fiverr, or similar sites. As in, "I will create a mobile app for any website for $5". I say if your pretty good at the mobile app thing, at least try the Fiverr gig route.
     
  5. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    I'm also the type of person that tries out dozens of different things, but all of them half-assedly, I could say. And because I'm not completely focusing on the task at hand, I usually end up with far less than I could really achieve. You know, few bucks there, couple hundred here.

    Lately I've been focusing more on especially one project, and currently making my living off of it. Nothing much, but pays the bills. And while I do have half a dozen other web projects currently underway, I just build them slow but steady, and when the first one becomes "self-sustainable", I can start to focus better on the second one.

    But it's pretty much each on their own. You just have to keep on trying until you find what works for you.
     
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    hellohellosharp Power Member

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    switch to CPA. you will get smaller incomes but at a quicker rate. It is much more exciting and its easier to stay optimistic.
     
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    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    No one "excels" at floating from project to project.
    Show me someone who makes >$20k/mth who "floats"
     
  8. junter

    junter Registered Member

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    Thanks all for the replies so far, they really helped. I will be working on multiple projects to start, and eventually prioritize the number of hours according to their success.

    I haven't actually tried CPA yet, it sounds like a good idea, because like you said, the money flowing in will help me with my other projects.

    For a website that promotes CPA to work nowadays, you need to have some organic traffic, right? Are CPC ads too competitive for a small CPA website?