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Guidance for a beginner, not a 'help me make money' thread.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by biffer123, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. biffer123

    biffer123 Junior Member

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    Hey all, I'm still fairly new to this forum, I've been poking around for a good 6 months or so but only registered fairly recently. I need to take action ASAP but am still indecisive on what method to pick and stick at. I'm aware that I need to put in hard work over a period of time to attain the lifestyle I really want!
    I'm looking for any IM'ers with any experience to shed some light on what the best idea for me is. Ideally would like to be able to give up my 9-5 and spend time with family and friends and on other ventures.

    So a bit of background on myself. I'm 21 years old, work full time in a lead generation company and have good sales experience. I'm an average coder also but nothing special.

    The methods that have been most appealing to me have been CPA using social media for traffic, affiliate marketing for clickbank products, however I don't think I'd last long writing large amounts of content for a website. I loved the idea of selling products on ebay / amazon however the competition is so fierce I'm not sure I could compete.

    I am not afraid to invest money into methods as I know it takes money to make money.

    My father is an Accupuncturist / herbal medicine expert and is one of the most qualified / experienced in his field within the UK. He is more than happy to give me as much of his time as I need, could this be of any use to me within IM?

    Sorry for the overload of questions and info but any guidance on where to start or what to go into would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Step 1) Learn how to do local SEO and reputation management. Both of these have dedicated forums on BHW with incredibly detailed threads.
    Step 2) Offer to assist your father in building the family business' online brand for free.
    Step 3) Use his business building as a case study for a portfolio.
    Step 4) Build your own brand, offering these same services to others.

    You build profit for the family business, and for yourself over time, and learn a ton of new tricks. Win win win.
     
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  3. biffer123

    biffer123 Junior Member

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    This is a great reply and thanks for taking the time to post, I have a couple of questions which would be awesome to talk to you about, do you have Skype at all ? I can't PM yet I don't think
     
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    I don't do Skype, and you can't PM. Post them here in case future members have similar situations, they know the answers to the questions as well :)
     
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    the case for all newbie here . i found it difficult to start in this world
     
  6. biffer123

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    Very good point! Is local SEO different to SEO in general? And reputation management what does that entail? What key performance indicators would I be looking to improve in order to market myself to other local companies? Would this be classed as a web development and online marketing business?

    Thanks so much for your help sorry for all the questions :D