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Crossing over to the dark side

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by thereign, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. thereign

    thereign Newbie

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    Hello everyone. I have been doing SEO for my own purposes since 2002. I first started with $20. Over the years since then I have earned hundreds of thousands, easily several million and generated far more than that in raw revenue. I started in ecommerce, had excellent success, then moved into affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing made me between $50K-$100K+ per month profit for several years, but I knew my niche was due to eventually collapse (and it did this past year). Before it did though I again got back into ecommerce and launched new projects. Long story short now own/run several websites generating over $100K/mo total. I am doing quite well but my big hand-over-foot money is gone - and I want it back.

    I now find myself being on the outside of the cutting edge in SEO and being fed-up with big G's practices which have made my tried and true white hat methods all but obsolete. Despite this, I still rank many niche websites for mildly competitive keyword phrases using white hat methods, but it is not enough excitement OR cash flow. My focus on ecommerce and everything that comes along with it has made me complacent when it comes to SEO. I find myself at a crossroads and I realize that no longer am I willing to play G's game by their rules only to lose (or for a gentle pat on the back). Building heavyweight ecommerce sites is extremely hard work and takes a lot of time just to maintain current levels without expensive ads. I am an internet marketer at heart, I want to get back to that. I lived and breathed it for years but it seems I fell into believing SEO was dead for awhile now. It's time I up my game and blast through the glass ceiling imposed on me due to my dedication to doing things "right".

    Now I have the resources. I have the ability. I have the drive. I have 10+ years of experience under my belt. I have made a full time living online and very comfortably since I was barely 20. But I am here today to learn a new way and etch a new chapter in my stone. I need the excitement of storming the search engines back along with the $$$ that comes with it. I became the teacher but in doing so lost my way, now I come here to you as the student. I have seen this forum for many years and gleaned tidbits here and there, but now I am all in.

    I hope to meet people here that I can share my expertise with, learn from, and cooperate with.
     
  2. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    Welcome student!
     
  3. biznets2

    biznets2 Regular Member

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    I believe him :)
     
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  4. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Well someone didnt
     
  5. euros123dotcom

    euros123dotcom Junior Member

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    100.000 $ per month...what is your problem again? :popcorn:
     
  6. moneyisthename

    moneyisthename Registered Member

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    hope you have a good journey!
     
  7. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry I do not believe that you can go from making 100k a month, to not really having a clue about SEO. Since I started IM some many years ago, I have had some ups and downs, but never come to any point where I have had to completely start again.
     
  8. Ixidor2016

    Ixidor2016 Newbie

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    I know a lot of affiliates that have no clue about SEO that make tons of money but the story he tells is a bit weird though
     
  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Welcome mate. And never look back.
     
  10. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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