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Does the Bad Economy Effect your IM in a Positive Way or Negative way?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ahaobsh1450, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ahaobsh1450

    ahaobsh1450 Newbie

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    How has your IM been since the recession.

    Are you making less money?

    More money?

    I've been thinking about seriously doing a lot of IM, but don't know if theres still a potential to make a steady income.

    Because this 9 to 5 job is making me sick, stupid bosses, always getting a threat that I might be fired If I don't produce more. I just want to control my life. LOL

    Today i logged in my clickbank account and I saw that I opened it in May of 2004, and I was like damnn, I was only 14 and I actually made 1 commission sale. HAHA
    So I decided to be serious with IM.
     
  2. toyo

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    if you are just starting IM, the economy would not matter to you. Blackhat marketing is about getting targeted traffic for through cheap and easy ways. If you're not satisfied with your income, double your traffic-there are a million ways to do that.
     
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  3. whodi

    whodi Junior Member

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    I have been taking advantage of the credit and housing crisis and making sites accordingly. This "bad economy" has helped more than anything else :)
     
  4. 18turbo

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    In some niches it affected in a positive way in others the other way around.
    You don't need to focus on things like this.
    If you are not getting the results you wan, you need to invest more time or money.
    The buyers are there you just need a new twist to get them.
    A perfect example:
    "Someone that was selling an ebook for 5-20$, now is using trialpay, the visitors get if for free, and he still gets paid."
     
  5. ec0sse

    ec0sse Newbie

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    Recession? What recession. In troubled times people look for cheaper alternatives to what they would normally buy. Its up to you as a webmaster to take advantage of the situation. In general my income has increased recently, doubt if thats down to the recession but I have taken advantage of some offers within the credit industry and its working with some success.
     
  6. ahaobsh1450

    ahaobsh1450 Newbie

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    I just got so motivated! Thanks!
     
  7. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    There is always a good economy if you know how to market.

    Change your prices, sales letters, and definitely your marketing techniques.

    It has helped all of us that know how to change according to the economy to boost revenue.

    :)
     
  8. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    The way I view it is bad economy is good for im, and a worthless economy is very bad for im. We're at bad, so right now is a good time for making money. When the economy becomes worthless, you might can still make a lot of money, but that doesn't mean much if the money isn't worth much of anything.