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[advice need] Should I keep being a monkey or not?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BigTroll, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. BigTroll

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    Hello guys,

    I think everyone's trying to get to the "next step". But my question is: How do you know when is the time to move on?
    Right now I'm working like a monkey, 10-15 hours per day for around $200-300 (per day, too) and I feel extremly bad because other people are working 3-5hours and makes $x,xxx a day, even on my niche :(
    And take it exactly how I said: Like a monkey. No logic, no thinking, I'm just doing my stuffs and nothing more. Like a captcha writter.
    Should I keep doing my shits or it's better to take a break of a few days and seriously think to the next level? I dont look to work less, I only want more monkys on my papal :D
    My goal for the next month is $20k from IM only, but no idea how to do it.
     
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  2. saberfang94

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    considering you're earning from it you should continue doing it besides there is no harm in continuing it and for the meantime try to keep up or scale up your method or try another IM venture using the capital you have from your method that'll be good just keep earning and scale up what you have :)
     
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  3. mindmaster

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    Outsource the monkey business.
     
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  4. Dilettante

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    Hello,

    you should read Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek. It should help you.
     
  5. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    Basically a shaded way to show off what money you make.

    'hey guys should I use ky or a different lotion to fuck my pornstar girlfriend in the ass cos it had been chafing me recently'
     
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  6. UrsuAke

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    1) Automate or outsource all the workload (you just reserve few hours/day if needed to oversee the process)
    2) Expand the shit out of it, go bigger, go larger (if you can't do that jump straight to point 3)
    3) With your free time test out other cash cows, you need to have more than one income source at all times.

    Advice: if the method can't be expanded/grown don't even bother with it.
     
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  7. watley

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    People making 4-figures per day in profit are few and far between. If you're making 6-figures a year in Internet marketing, you're already ahead of 99% of people.

    My advice: Don't throw away what you have - even if you find something better, automate what you're currently doing. In the meantime, work towards that 4-figures per day you're coveting.
     
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  8. DeepOcean

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    OP, can you give us a general idea of what you're doing to make $200 per day ? Maybe it can be scaled and you just don't know how.
     
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  9. ThreadKiller

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    You have nothing to complain about.

    If you are making 6K a month in flippin' Romania, you are a 1%er in income.
    IMHO, Just work on your weekly schedule. Work 5 days like you do. Spend 1 day thinking and doing stuff that can take your biz to the next level. Spend 1 day for rest.
     
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  10. atlasmax

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    Monkeys do evolve but evolution doesn't result certainly in positive outcomes. there is a rule in football never change a winning team.
     
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    Tell that to Real Madrid..
     
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  12. Fxbob

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    A true monkey can reproduce, creating an army of monkeys that evolve and take over the world eventually.

    That's the real power of the monkey as opposed to a fridge.
     
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    Ok - you're doing low level grunt work for pennies/hour every day, but banking $200-300/day. That's funny stuff man. As someone who has been known to have days like that, but also known to have many days with no income at all - let me advise you that I think you are full of crap ... but if you are not ... just keep doing what you are doing now until it no longer works.

    So you make about $250/day x 7 = $1750/week or $91,000/year and you are asking for advice from people who likely average much closer to zero dollars per day?

    Sounds like solid business to me boss.

    If you ain't full of crap ... just hire some real monkeys to do what you're doing now, and anybody making $200-$300/day would already know that. Bloviate much?


    $91k/year in Romania??? You must be considered a God, and live in a castle. Please PM your methods at your convenience as I will definitely not be PMing you. This sure seems like a "PM me" type of post. Good luck with your prospecting efforts.
     
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  14. Paper-Boy

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    Haha, this is what I do. I pay my VA to manage all my accounts for $300-$600 per month.

    I do the monetizing part and it also gives me more time to focus on my newer campaigns.
     
  15. atlasmax

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    You know what's funny I am Real Madrid Fan since 1998.
     
  16. BigTroll

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    First of all..$91k it's a good apartment here on Roumania (around 70k euros on Bucharest). So, if u work 1 year and don't spend any penny, u won't live on a "castle", just on a good apartment on a good zone.
    My net profit is around $6k per month, like $72k per year. For 364 days of working, +10hours per day.
    I can not hire monkeys because they can steal/sell anytime the niche
    I dont sell anything, I don't reply to PM's who's asking for my niche or any type of trade :)

    Yes, but where to find a trustable VA? What if he think its funny to sell my niche for $500 on the internet or something like that?
     
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    lol that categorically contradicts what evolution is. Any behavior that exist is positive to the organism in some way or it wouldn't exist.
     
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    Hire a local VA in your city/country and make him sign a non-disclosure agreement before starting the work - this way, he will think twice before doing anything stupid that will cost him thousands in court fines. Also don't be a dick with your employees - be friendly, give them bonuses from time to time, treat them well and they will do the work for you while you drink mojitos on a beach!

    IMO, you are overthinking this way too much - if each and every employee or VA stole/sold our ideas/businesses, there wouldn't be any millionaires by now. There is that much that a single person can do... in order to scale up and earn big, you must outsource the grunt work and make use of your time to focus on what really matters - your ideas and putting them to action!
     
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    Hello,

    I know I already said it, but

    Read Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek !!!

    Or, just take a look at who is Tim Ferris, and you will understand.
     
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  20. Y M C M B

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    why haven't you outsourced the work already op ?