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Crashed & Burned and Burned Again!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by laveciar, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    Well, lets just say that my journey into Internet Marketing kind of started off with a Bang, Literally, in 2004 I was involved in a Motor Vehicle accident that left me spending the next two years of my life learning how to walk and talk again. During that arduous journey I had a lot of time to think about my life, and where it was going, and where I wanted to be. In late 2008 I finally made the leap of joining the world of Internet Marketers and tried my hand at creating a service that others might be interested in. The niche I chose was in the form of a paid membership site to view videos of television shows from around the world dealing with the Paranormal. Never really thinking about the legality of things, and or the DCMA complaints that followed, I ended up with a huge site, and several thousand paying members. Having to be fairly creative to keep things running, I was spending between 9 - 15 hours a day running the site solo. I was making money hand over fist. I think my best month was like $4,000.00 a month. To someone who had never made that kind of money it was a great deal to me. But like the saying, all good things must end. It ended very badly, a friend of mine, or so I thought, decided he wanted to become partners with me to help lighten the load. Little did I know, that he was secretly copying my site off the server, and contacting all of the members and getting them to switch over to his site that was half the cost of mine. In the end, I decided it wasn't worth the trouble of working that many hours and earning peanuts, and shut the site down. My second venture was not so much virtual as it was offline. In came Visalus, a weight loss company with high expectations and lets just say very low return on my investment. After bugging everyone I knew and spending thousands of dollars I didn't have, it flopped faster than a fart in the wind. Don't get me wrong the product was excellent, helped me loose 40 pounds in a matter of 3 months. But the business aspect of it was just to much like begging family and friends to sign up, and to be perfectly honest, that is just not for me.

    I have been a member of BHW for going on 5 years now, and in all this time, I've sat back, read individuals claims to fame, and watched a great deal of you all go from newbies to Internet Super Stars, and just overall procrastinated on what I could do, to earn a few bucks here and there. Recently however, I was forced into going back to work for someone else. I took a job as an Internet Sales Manager for a local Car Dealership, and over the last few months have made that gentleman a great deal of money from online car sales, most of which resulted by spending hours on the phone getting folks to come in, and received barely enough scratch to laugh at.

    This past Friday, I received my bonus check for my efforts and lets just say I was appalled at the serious lack of zero's in that check, and sat down to think about things. I came to the conclusion that working for someone else, really, really sucks. So again I came back to BHW to watch, read and listen to folks who know what they are talking about and are not too proud to talk with folks about how they reached their goals and aspirations.

    My ultimate goal, is to earn around $300.00 a day from internet marketing, and to save that money and re-invest it in something that will continue to grow and in the end, alleviate my need for gainful employment, and return me to the freedom that is Internet Marketing. I haven't yet figured out how I am going to accomplish this goal, but in the end I hope that I can figure out something that is not going to have me end up in the funny farm, knitting sweaters with old folks, and drooling on myself.

    So what say you BHW, have any suggestions?


    Respectfully


    Laveciar
    aka Mark


    P.S. I'm not asking for a hand out, that's complete bullsheet. I enjoy working, and would never ask anyone else to sit down and teach me step by step their method of madness. It's not only rude but makes the person asking look like a complete tard. Just open to suggestions.

    And with that, I'll end this long post.
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  2. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    That's quite the back story you have there.... anyway, first things first you want to check out the IM journeys and Making Money section. Should give you a quick overview about the latest money making methods.
     
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  3. Playmaka09

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    From 4million a month to 300$ a day. damn! Thats a big drop off
     
  4. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    I don't see 4 million anywhere mentioned in his post, are you talking about the 4,000.00?
     
  5. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    Thanks for your suggestion Zerofoxtrot, appreciate your input, I planned on hanging around tonight most of the night and just doing some research, so that seems like a great place to start. Thanks for your input. It is appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  6. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    Yeah 4 Mil a month to 300 a day would be a huge disappointment, but sad to say it was only 4 grand, at my best month. So $300 a day is definitely a huge step up from what I have done in the past.

    Thanks for the comment though.
     
  7. tchashow

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    Sounds like you're good at promoting products. Try clickbank or CPA.
     
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    So you did succeed to promote a membership website and you failed to promote a weight loss product and you hate working for anyone else.

    You seemed to have enjoyed having your membership website (you don't spend 15 hours in a row while you hate what you do)

    Here is a transcript of what you said ;).

    Ccl : Membership website with a low competition market with updated promotion methods but alike of what you are used to.
     
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  9. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    In the past I tried promoting a few clickbank products, but it was kind of a half assed attempt. So that is definitely a good suggestion. Thanks tchashow for the suggestion. Believe it or not, I'm actually writing all this down.
     
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  10. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    I have thought about doing a paid membership site again, it is actually on my list of thoughts to research. But thanks for giving me renewed hope that there is really folks out there that listen and help. Many Thanks HostStage.

    Cheers
     
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    Why not peddle a PPC or coaching service? With your skills you could hit 6 figures quite easily.
     
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  13. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    While, I fancy myself fairly knowledgeable on quite a few subjects, I still know I have a long way to go in the Internet Marketing Game. Your never to old to learn new tricks. But those are definitely some great additions to my research therage, thank you very much for responding.

    Cheers
     
  14. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    Thanks Jackydaniels14, I sent you a pm back. My Skype is: Laveciar which is pretty much on if I'm awake. (Gotta love technology.)

    Cheers
     
  15. laveciar

    laveciar Registered Member

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    I just want to say thank you to all of those individuals who contacted me, and took the time to read my journey thus far. I really appreciated your input and your suggestions. I will definitely take in to consideration the things you folks took the time to tell me. So again, thanks for giving me a few suggestions.

    Cheers