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How a Noob Went from 0 to $80k in 3 Years

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by howard_hughes, May 18, 2012.

  1. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    What This Thread Is - A short, If I can, you can do it Too Thread. Also, a way to Thank some and be inspirational to a few.
    What Its Not - This Thread does not contain Methods whatsoever. It's just a basic outline of how IM took me from $0 to $80k worth today.

    IM has been very kind to me. I started my journey 3 years back. I was broke, Literally. I started IM with a gifted computer and some borrowed money to pay my internet bills. It's Been a long, testing, rough and Rewardful journey. I quit my full time job, which paid me peanuts and started IM 3 years back.

    I started IM with writing 500 word articles for $1. Back then I had no idea about stuff (so yea, someone raped me lol. 2 Later I found them to be famous article service provider in bhw. Talk about arbitrage :D)

    So, I started doing stuff on freelancer and making contacts and getting new work to pay my bills, save up a bit. So, I worked really hard and I've managed to Retain the clients from freelancer for 3 years now. Now They pay me couple of thousand every month. In India, this is Good money.

    Then I started learning about stuff, CPA, SEO, Affiliate marketing. Turns out I suck at CPA and Aff marketing but I've learnt SEO well. Ranking sites and creating big, adsense revenue generating sites over the time seems easy now. Recently I started A BST JV with a respected member here. He's one of the most professional guys, i've even met on BHW.

    I've been working on a website since last few months, So Yesterday I Just Flipped My Site For $6k. Cool eh? Not really, I made 140+ websites in these 3 years, 95% failed terribly and rest 5% never made more than $500 a month) This money will go towards building 4-5 big sites, with a plan to flip them as well. Though I've been earnings 3-4 k a month consistently from other method, this is the best I've made in one time.

    So, thats pretty much how i've went from $0 to $80k+ net worth in 3 years. Its not big money in any means, but not too bad in India for someone who started with 0 capital and 0 knowledge. I've invested some of my money into Real Estate and its gonna turn out pretty nice I hear.

    Whats Lies in Future - Focus on Providing Quality Services and Site Creation, Developing strong sites that Rake in 1k-2k a month and Flip them.

    I'll Try to Summarize How I did this (My Secrets) -
    1. Stop reading BHW, you've read enough. Start Acting. Focus More On Less Projects (Thanks Meathead For This Motto, It works)
    2. Value Every Dollar, Every Minute. Save where you can.
    3. Outsource - don't hesitate to outsource if the task is time consuming and the expenses is not very high compared to your day's income.
    4. Don't look for short term money making ideas. Grab the concepts. Look what successful people are doing, follow them.
    5. IM is about traffic. The more you have you, the more you $$$ make. Pick your traffic method and Get going.
    6. Save as much as you can. Reinvest in something, be it IM or real estate or a business.
    7. Multiple streams of revenue - Start Selling Services, Start Making Sites, Freelance or Do CPA. Spread it to 2-3 reliable earning streams.
    8. Site creation, providing services and CPA seem to be the best money makers. Pick 1-2 and get going.

    Thats pretty much it. The Secret is that There is NO SECRET. Just hard work in the right direction and attitude to never quit.

    A few people BHW'ers I'm Thankful To -


    1. BigBuddy (The most helpful of all)
    2. Wannabie (Extremely Professional person, cool partner)
    3. Basstrackerboats - (Your posts and Linkpushin Rock!)
    4. MeatHead (Your products are real quality stuff)
    5. NothingNothing (He's been a nice friend and been giving me really awesome suggestions)
    6. OxonBeef (love your posts)
    7. All others who keep sharing cool stuff.

    So thats pretty much it. Sort of a Thank You Post, Cum You can do it too!! Good Luck
     
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  2. T2tkid

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    Cool Story bro, atleast this will make some noobs believe that they can start their IM Venture with Zero Capital. Thanks for writing this.Btw. You were blue?
     
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  3. paparaz1

    paparaz1 Junior Member

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    Hey mate I am from India too, 80k in 3 years is good enough in India.
    Great going, hope this helps lot of BHW members here including myself.
    The following lines really inspired me,
    so start acting....right?
     
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  4. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    That makes an awesome read and it can be a source of inspiration to many.

    Good luck :)
     
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  5. BFHoodn!nja

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    Thanks for posting. As somebody who has been in IM for a little over a year now with a lot of ups but mostly down, threads like this are deeply inspirational. This month has been quite great for me, I made more money that I could have wished for, its not much...but still, and i'm seeing the little things I did months back finally pay off. Yesterday I even pulled a 12 hour, coffee fueled IM Marathon trying out a new method so I hope in the long run things will pay off.
     
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  6. howard_hughes

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    For a Year yes. I will turn blue again soon, I'll be travelling for 15-20 days now.

     
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    good post keep it coming !!+6
     
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  8. davids355

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    Yea!! Super inspirational, congrats mate.
    Focus more on less projects - That's great advice! +13.
     
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  9. prashanth502

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    Great post bro +5
    Thx
     
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    Congrats man. It's all about finding what skills you have, and seeing if there are people who need people with those skills. If you have no skills that are needed, learn other skills that are needed! You can learn anything you want to, you just have to do it.
     
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  11. howard_hughes

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    Finding your strong point is the most difficult task indeed, for you need to try everything out, to know that.

     
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    That's really nice :) Well done. You are big playa in India I believe (without irony). Good luck and hopefully you will bank even more :)
     
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    This will be the last thread am reading...hehe... Will surely start now. Thank you so much! :D
     
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    very motivational
     
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    I love reading this stuff ;)


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    Taking action is the most important part. Most people simply read and then tend out to be lazy this is why they struggle hard and eventually quit IM. BHW is full of vital and awesome information and some of the ideas can be very profitable as long as you use it and not turn out to be a lazy fag.

    Hopefully after reading your post, more and more people start to take action as it's quite inspirational :)
     
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  17. darkrache

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    What a great post this is! It's very inspirational to those who are still learning the ropes and even those who are a little more experienced. Heck, even I found myself inspired by this to continue striving and to continue taking action! Thanks for this wonderful gem! I hope for the best for you in your future ventures!
     
  18. abuhanifa

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    congrats OP and looks like you are an INDIAN , you have become rich :)
     
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    Great job dude. Congrats on your success. Its very nice to see some inspirational persons.
     
  20. jwills

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    Great post m8. Thank you very much for sharing. Am just starting out and I can really relate to point 1. I've got to stop reading BHF and just get on with it.