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Analysis Paralysis

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hmeister, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. hmeister

    hmeister BANNED BANNED

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    This post is for anyone who is looking to make money by utilising blackhat methods but hasn't yet.

    I know what it's like. You come on BHW and get dazzled with all the weired and wonderful methods to earn cash from people who have been there and done it (in most cases). I don't consider myself in that bracket as I earn a six figure income BUT my income split is 60/40 in favour of offline and I too want to earn more online - who doesn't?

    However, a word of caution to not do what I did.

    I downloaded e-books, WSO's, bookmarked pages, subscribed to threads, watched videos, bought software and subscriptions (I mean I really bought stuff...GSA SER, scrapebox, TBS, AHREFS, Dragon, Photoshop, Majestic SEO, Linklicious, instapages, 100+ domains, 30+ Wordpress themes, 16 different hosts, etc, etc)

    And do you know what?

    I have probably used not even half of them. I'm still crap at Photoshop, I don't use Scrapebox at all, I don't fully understand GSA SER, I haven't even looked at over a third of those domains since the day I bought them and as for e-books, I rarely look at them once I have paid and downloaded them.

    The point of this post is;
    Don't get turned on by shiny new things.
    Make yourself a clear plan at the outset about what it is you specifically want to achieve. Is it to rank higher in Google? Is it to sell stuff on ebay? Is it to sell stuff on Craigslist. Is it to build a list? Is it to get paying subscribers?
    You really need to drill down into what it is you need to do and then tailor your tasks to meet those needs and DO NOT GET DISTRACTED.

    If it is to get people to fill out a form for an insurance quote (this is my main focus) then why the hell am I downloading ebooks on how to make money on ebay and pinterest?

    I have wasted so much time gazing at my navel that I could have spent earning money in a focused and clear way.

    There are lots of really smart people on here and tons of info but be selective and be clear of what your aims are before you start downloading and subscribing. I'm not here to preach, far from it because I am miles away from being the finished article but i thought i would just let you know how things improved for me when I started to focus, as my income increased massively when I stopped pissing about looking at things that didn't relate to my aims.

    Thanks
     
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  2. gman2489

    gman2489 Newbie

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    Good advice we have all been guilty of it.

    This should also be applied to all aspects of business in general.
     
  3. Christian B

    Christian B Newbie

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    WSO can't be shiny.

    That must have cost you an arm!
     
  4. hmeister

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    They did but I bet you I'm not the only one who has done this!
     
  5. kharm

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    Just pay attention to your product / service. And not methods.
     
  6. Tangy

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    This should be a must-read for newbies... I can't tell you how many times I've told people just stop reading and start DOING. You learn a lot better by taking action than you would by simply reading through a bunch of rehashed junk and reports on how other people are doing so much better than you.

    There's a fine line between researching and wasting time. It sounds like you've found it!
     
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  7. Jouster

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    Focus on giving, not taking and the money will follow....
     
  8. beingink

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    This thread explains my 2 years of Internet marketing experience, I think the best way would be to pick a method and then take total blackout from all these websites and only do what you are supposed to do.
     
  9. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Preach man. Bump this thread again when you start making money and maybe the mods will make it a sticky ; )
    Seriously ever beginner should take this advice to heart. Spend 80% of your time taking action and 20% learning. It works so much better that way cause you actually understand the stuff you're learning in the context of doing it and seeing how it works, versus it all being theory.
     
  10. SpookSEO

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    Great pieces of advice right there! Thanks for posting these. Well, I have done most of them and it is good to know that there are other people who have had the same experiences. I got reminded of the things that I should and should not do while pursuing what I am currently working at.