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Growing Up [Journey]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Sv1z3c, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Sv1z3c

    Sv1z3c Regular Member

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    INTRODUCTION

    My Name is JEFF
    No, it's Sv1z3c


    Hello Hello my dear fellow blackhat-ers, I'm but a simple fellow from a really beautiful but a stupid country called Croatia. I've been lurking on BlackhatWorld from 2013 and I fell in love with the IM world like most of you probably did. I knew nothing about SEO, Social Marketing or Adwords etc. And most of the folk here didn't really believe in "earning money from Internet".

    I always dreamed of something else, rather then working 9-5 every day in one office and practically be chained to your chair. When I was in highschool I stumbled upon those survey sites where you can earn 0.000000001$ per click WOHOO! I did earn few buck but heck that wasn't enough for me to buy myself a cracker.

    When I entered my college and I started realizing I will need to make a decision on what will I do for the rest of my life I started reading, not books but online blogs, just reading every day for 6+ hours sometimes even more and I stumbled upon the term SEO. I didn't know what it was but I just read, SEO,SEO,SEO, make money SEO and I started researching it little by little until I got that little grasp on what it was. Since then I found out about blackhatworld forum which changed my life to better OFC! I was really intrigued on how so many people are successful with IM and SEO. My biggest motivation was definitely a journey from kinlee . I spent hours reading that journey and I said to myself: " Heck let's give it a go!"

    I didn't have paypal or visa or everything that I need for online payments so I had to create those first, but I was kinda broke, because I spent all of my hard on my motorcycle(one of my dreams achieved AWWWWW YIIISSSS). So I had to figure out where to start. I found out about Freelancing. Working from home? You don't have to go to an office? You can work whenever you want? HECK YEAH! I signed up for odesk, now it's upwork. Made a profile added skills yada yada yada, now what?

    Well I need to get some clients but I'm not an expert, F***! What to do? Well let's try and if I fail I will give a refund(yea I know a noobie doing SEO for clients, bad move). I worked for like 1$/h rates and I did manage to get clients ranked. After all it was 2013 :D. Got few bucks some happy clients and awesome reviews. The thing that t0mmy says about support is really true. I gave them a huge support with everything, be it job, be it personal life, f*** it they deserved it and that is why I got awesome reviews and really nice clients.

    Then I started to learn about GSA, SeNuke and other tools and I started learning them , bought them and they were really awesome since you could rank with them in 2013-2014 with ease. I mean really easily. My rate went to 3$/h but I mostly made Fixed price contracts. made some 100$ per month or 300$ per month and I was happy I started low since I wasn't pro but I was also finishing my college. When I finished college I just continued to do freelancing and I have a really really good knowledge about SEO now and I constantly try to expand it by reading and testing stuff.

    So why did I wrote this stuff and why am I starting this journey? Well the reason is this. I worked my ass off for 3 years and I had around 50 happy clients, but what happened? Upwork banned my account for no reason, I have no idea which one is it and why did they do that because they didn't want to answer me after calling them days and days and sending emails, they just said the decision is final good bye. I was shocked since this happened on last Christmas. I couldn't get to my clients nor I could do anything, I only had two problematic clients and I gave them a refund, full refund and they were happy.

    So I don't know if someone reported me or what, I've read their whole TOS and I couldn't find a single thing that could get me to banning my account. Well I felt pretty fucked up, depressed, 3 years of hard work just to get fucked without even knowing the reason. Another problem is that here in Croatia freelancing won't get you health insurance, pension and benefits like those. You can get health insurance but others you have to pay for them or something like that, which is OK. But I wanted to fix the taxes problem that could occur to me later on when I earn more monehz. So I was thinking of a solution and this is what I came up with:


    THE JOURNEY

    My plan has actually two parts:

    First one is making a site in a dog niche(yea I revealed the niche, DAUMN!) , why dog niche? Since I really love animals and I have a dog a little bit*h samoyed called Shiva. I learned a lot about dog training and dog psychology since I have her and it is really interesting how smart they are and how fast they connect things in their heads. I answered few questions on Quora to test something for CPA and people actually liked my detailed answeres.

    So I thought why not make a website, yea it's a hard niche but so what I have a passion for it and I can write about it (I don't like writing but for this it's kinda refreshing). The site would be in a form of a blog with guides,tips, informative articles and inspiriational stuff. The other part would be reviewing for example guides from ClickBank etc. I won't spam people with BUY BUY BUY PLEASE F***** BUY IT!

    This one will be promoted on social media forums,blogs etc until I see some traffic and maybe few sales :D Then I will start doing SEO on it. At the beginning on reviews posts and later on, on guides.

    The second part is the growing up part actually. I want to make my own online company or offline I will see. It would be for digital marketing(SEO,Ads,Social media,Content Managment) I know how to get clients and I'm sure I can make some good strategies for that, also there few people (my good good old friends) that would want to work with me and they know how to work. HECK! I though them how freelance on Upwork :D (EGOTRIP!). But yeah, I'm learning about taxes here in Croatia and it sucks, BIG TIME!

    To open a simple business you need like month or actually three months to fill in the documents and to do all that important stuff. Also, people here don't actually know what is an Online Business and how does it work. Which is really F***** Up, also taxes rates are high I think they can go up to 40% of my income. I have to make a research about that. Or if someone that has experience in Croatia about this could help me? *blink* *blink* OR!! If you have a better proposition or option for me please tell me and I will give you a donut, you can choose the flavor. Thanks!

    Well with this part I would solve all of my trouble of going LEGIT! And if I f*** up something I know it's my fault and I'm my own boss. I won't get yelled, underrated, underpayed and under stress, well I will be since creating a business is stressful but I will know it's my effort that did it.

    PLAN FOR THE FIRST PART:

    -Get a Brand Name(Already made up a good one)
    -Buy a new domain: Namecheap will be used
    -Hosting: I use a hosting which offers a private ip for my site
    -Template: Probably Schema which can be found on the forum here
    -Logo: A friend of mine will make it for free but I will pay him at least something, I don't like when people work for me for free
    -Start with a really good keyword research for all types of keywords, already found good *Review* Keywords
    -Install wordpress and make it look like a simple blog site, add categories and I don't think I will silo the site
    -Write homepage article and about me and start adding it to make it feel alive!
    -Create Social Media profiles on facebook,twitter,instagram,youtube,pinterest etc.
    -Create few informative videos with my dog in it, like showing people how to teach a dog to sit with few ways, I will have to research the competition and be better than them.
    -I have a writer on upwork that will create review articles whilst I create guide articles
    -Mostly answering questions on forums, get social media reach etc.
    -Start doing SEO

    PLAN FOR THE SECOND PART:

    -get advice from people that have online business
    -research a lot about taxes and that shiat
    -pick up a place to make the company
    -register it
    -make a website, logo etc.
    -if I will have enough funds, hire people to work with me or get an office, in Croatia they can be pretty cheap
    -if not I will work by myself till I get a good monthly income
    -get clients
    -provide awesome results and support
    -MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE!!! DO IT!!!

    Well that is mostly it, I'm not sorry for the long post since this was kinda refreshing. I will write each step in a detailed version as I go through this journey, I just wanna know would you like me to update this daily or weekly?

    Thank You Blackhatworld people for such a big motivation!

    Here is a picture of my doggeh:

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  2. VeeGeeN

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    Plan is detailed. Achieve your dream.

    The dog is awesome. Good luck
     
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    Interesting read.

    Did Upwork give you no reason or information at all as to why they banned you ? I think since they merged they have gone downhill, Odesk was much better.

    Thanks.
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey :)
     
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    Good luck, maybe you should try to make few smaller goals, like reach 50 posts on your site in some timeframe, or rank few pages in some timeframe.
     
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    True, Croatia is a really beautiful country, but why stupid ?
     
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    If you wanna know more how I managed my taxes in the country, let me know. There one thing you could do. Also, awesome dog!

    Pozdrav!
     
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  8. Sv1z3c

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    Nope, not a single clue why, even my clients called them and emailed them and ofc no answer, I really didn't know why and yes oDesk was much much better for me also. I even spoke with the supervisors and they just didn't want to tell me the reason, I guess I made SOMETHING XD

    Actually pretty good advice thank you, I do work better when I have a deadline :D, I will have to set up my goals today.

    The mindset of people is stupid, for example: Everbody shits on our politicians (they are idiots ofc) on social media. But when you ask them in person they will curl down on the floor and be silent, like a puppet. People here are afraid of telling their opinion. That's why politicians are goin to ruin this Country which could prosper in MANY WAYS. We have a lot of fertile ground, awesome tourism since our see is reallllyyyyy nice, we also have smart young people making new inovations but they aren't funded, those high stuck up idiots don't care about that, just to fill their pockets with money and do nothing. I know it's just our country but that is why we are stupid. Also for example we could have a strong Gaming Industry but when you try to apply your offline business as gaming business they will just look at you in a weird way and tell you that doesn't exist XD. Hope that explains it a little


    Thanks man :D your answer made me soo happy hahahaha. I will gladly take upon that offer, also League of Legends fan? ;)
     
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    Thanks for your answer, same like Bulgaria ... here is even worse :) less action, more talking bullsh*t.
     
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    Yea it's a shame, it really is but yea people are like sheep HEH! Btw 420.... Soooon :D
     
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    Very detailed. Wish u all the success!
     
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    You have chosen very nice niche - "Dog" - Good LUCK with your journey!

    P.S : As long as dog grows, your business grows up! Keep caring the business like a dog :)
     
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    You are from Croatia you probably know my country Kosovo (not the best country to live). Journey subscribed and good luck with your journey and goals.
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey... I have a website in a particular 'dog' niche that is actually ranking on the first 10 position for a 49k monthly search keyword.
    If you need a guest post on it, i will be glad to provide it for free. Send me a message if this interest you.

    I use upwork a lot, and I have not found a single writer that writes well structured and detailed articles. Yours is good enough to engage me, I read everything.

    Good Luck with your Journey!
     
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    Love the dog! Good luck on the journey!
     
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    Good luck buddy! I wish you the best!
     
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    Sure man. I have my business opened up and running. I have some experience with taxes now that I make a lot more money than I used to, you don't wanna play with that. You don't need that in your life. Good luck :)
     
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    Svaka cast sve podrske iz Srbije :)

    Good luck on your journey subscribed .
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
     
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  20. Sv1z3c

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    Thanks, will try to do it even more detailed :D



    Thx I will need it :D



    Nah, just need to get my shit together XD



    I will have to edit the first a little bit more :D


    Thank you, and yea she rocks!



    Awesome quote there and I couldn't agree more :D It's competitive niche but I like writing about so it will be gun hehehe Thanks!



    Yea I had a friend there but he moved to UK because of bad standards there :/


    Thank you :D



    People like you make me wanna shed a tear from my eyes :D no seriously man thank you so much for the offer, but I would like to get some authority for my site or a lot of followers on one of the social media sites so that I can give you at least something of Equal value :)


    I'm glad it's engaging and I will give it my all to make it stay like that.



    She loves you too hahahaha, thank you!



    Thanks I will need a lot of it :D



    Thanks susjed :D I will try to provide as much good info as I can



    I will need it thank you :D