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How can I start making income? What's the best way? (TIPS?)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ladder, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Ladder

    Ladder Registered Member

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    So I have been browsing the forum for some ideas and I'm still unsure what is the best option for me.

    As of current, I have a few YouTube channels and I've been making between $1 and $65 per day as my revenue really fluctuates. The average amount I get is about $10 per day. On top of that, I fear that YouTube's rules and copyright problems may negatively affect the future of my income. Therefore, my short-term goal is to not solely rely on just one source of income, but to work my way up and earn a total of $100 per day from at least 2 online businesses and activities.

    About myself: I'm the type of person who can stay on the computer well over 12 hours per day and have fun doing so. I am also shy and often do not keep in contact with most people. My interests are in music, news, blogs, computers, and art. Good with Photoshop. Very Frugal. Can understand HTML & CSS. I do not have a domain yet because I fear I may get hacked, not get traffic, or not receive a return on investment. I have a weird obsession with certain kinds of porn, but I only frequent those sites maybe once a month. I save dozens of porn videos and random pictures on my computer. Besides YouTube, I am not active in any other social media platforms. Although I have Facebook, I only use it to play casino games and do not have any "friends."

    What I've Noticed: Most successful people show their faces to the public, are committed, have high emotional intelligence, manage time and money well, are street smart, have very strong personalities and are great socially. However, I don't meet any of the criteria and most find personality either weird, boring, irritating, annoying, or weak. Thus, I've been very hesitant to put myself out there anymore.

    My Concerns:
    I'm very self-aware and easily get discouraged when things go wrong. Frequently, I am wary of taking risks and I dwell on my past mistakes a lot. My creativity is on and off, and I find it difficult to compete with companies and people who are much more creative and engaging than me and have much bigger establishments. That's one of the many issues I am experiencing with YouTube and a few other sites. It's very tough to get in the game late, especially with the over-saturation of several markets.

    I would like to know how I can strengthen my online presence and monetize my routine and interests as a hermit nerd.
     
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  2. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    easily get discouraged when things go wrong

    Well you should quit IM and start some offline job dude, success comes only after tons of fails
     
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  3. healzer

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    I'm worse than you are, but I consider myself successful.
    Grow a pair dude
     
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  4. luisk

    luisk Regular Member

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    Congratulations OP, you are a human being.
     
  5. vitarank

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    If you want to venture on IM, you have to take risks and initial investment just like any other business ventures. But as it is, you are afraid to invest (financially?) because you are afraid to fail. Man up and tweak your YouTube thing.
     
  6. loedown

    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    First thing is you have to stop asking and start acting.
     
  7. wizzyman

    wizzyman Junior Member

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    The ability of judging yourself with those negative features is by itself a signal of being smart and highly capable emotionally ... Get it moving and never look back.
     
  8. Gioware

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    Change name to CAPTCHA
     
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  9. Boomba

    Boomba Regular Member

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    Making this post was the first step: now take action. Whether that's a website, freelancing or something else. (Also, you're very unlikely to get 'hacked' unless you set it up extremely poorly)
     
  10. neverquitting

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    Look, making it as a "hermit nerd" realistically means you have to be uncommonly smart. Not just smart like oh, he's pretty good with computers and can write some code and stuff, I mean you have to be brilliant enough to come up with something unique and develop it to the level that someone is going to be interested enough in it to look past your "weirdness" and try to make something come of it. The cold truth is that probably does not describe you (and if it does, you're still never going to reach that point by uploading YouTube videos).

    Rather than figure out how to tweak your IM strategy (when you've said that you're very risk averse and easily discouraged--not good traits for an IMer), I'd encourage you to work on expanding your personal skillset in terms of being able to interact and cooperate with the world around you. You've identified some problems, which is a good start, now go look into how to actually deal with that.
     
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  11. Ladder

    Ladder Registered Member

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    I appreciate the responses. I've looked at other threads and it seems like the idea is to experiment with everything without always expecting success. The project that I have in mind is executing a news site idea. I'm unsure if the idea will be successful, but after thinking it through I'm willing to invest in it and improvise my steps. Albeit, I'm hoping that the financial invest for this experiment is very low.

    I'm currently looking to host a news site/blog on WordPress. The only issue is that I downloaded this theme and it won't let me use it for my blog. Is it because I have the Free Plan? The Premium Plan is $99/year and I don't know if I would need to purchase it. Any ideas and SEO tips? I would to execute it ASAP!
     
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  12. Sythix

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    You could buy your own hosting, domain, and install wordpress yourself and it would be A LOT cheaper.
     
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  13. YoungHustler

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    STOP feeling sorry for yourself and get to work. Be smart, invest smart, and if you're lazy your results will remind you of that.
     
  14. Ladder

    Ladder Registered Member

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    I received your PM and I would like know more about the following:

    AdSense Implentation & Other Ad and Affiliate Publishing Techniques
    SEO Tips for Site Ranking
    Domain Registration Privacy if I register with HostGator
    Should I purchase a 1-year license for Domain and Web Hosting?
    Site Protection & Updating
    Installing my own Site Logo and have tabs look like these:
    3images_zpsvs15dhvq.jpg
     
  15. fc-dh

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    Jesus, why these n00bs begging for methods not get banned is beyond me, really.

    There are thousands of methods that still work right under your fingertips, but noooooooooo, we have to open thread gazillion and one with: can you please help me.... what method works and what not.... what if YOU had to choose a method.... I need money van you help me.... how to maker $10- a day.

    This is why i really hate n00bs with a fucking passion, entitled assholes that don't wanna put in the work but expect that we all give them our banking methods, and if it is all possible build the site and do the promotion for them too.

    @OP just face it, IM is not for you if you have to start begging threads like these, just leave it alone and go find yourself another hobby and leave IM to the people that did put in the work and are making bank without begging others.

    [/rant]
     
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  16. ZionIce

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    try ppc. very profitable if u get the hang of it
     
  17. redarrow

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    Your need to invest in vpn and proxies and writters and seo packages
    and applications that 700$ on it own

    then you need to be self employed legally

    good pc then go for it.

    Internet marketing is a business , And a full commitment , or dont bother, 15hrs a day for beginners easly.

    you need to read bearly all this forum to get going properly
    then invest cash.

    afther a while and you get the drift in earning cash then automate your needs then it becomes easer

    but it a business so alk the weekly bills need to be paid so you need sone sort of income to start to be a internet marketer or the bills wont get paid .

    a lot of ppl think im is easy but trust me it not easly unless you no what your doing .

    If you start with a 0 pence then you need to find 0 pence methods and there loads on here
     
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  18. Themistocles

    Themistocles Newbie

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    OP:

    Ok, so you're socially awkward and you don't have much self confidence and you've got kind of a p*ssy mentality going.

    My advice:

    Get a dog. You'll be glad you did.

    Do something that gets you out of the house. Buy a motorcyle, go hiking, kayaking - whatever. Something to remind you of what planet you're living on and that you've had the good fortune to be born into a MAN's body.

    That kind of mentality is poison. That's like saying "running a business is saturated." Maybe IM is getting less easy than it was before (?) but it's still alive and kicking. Make some money doing mickey mouse BS and then start thinking BIG.

    Stop overthinking things. Stop making excuses. Don't just think outside of the box - forget the box. Check out BassTrackerBoats' FB thread pinned in the Making Money forum. There are people on this forum making 5 or even 6 figures a month doing stupid sh*t. Milk that stupid sh*t while it's there to be milked. You don't need no fancy "online presence." But if you start making stupid amounts of money I bet you'll start to feel like a BOSS. And that's your problem right there. Your ancestors were real men who knew what life was about and how to not take any sh*t, and here you are whining.. "ohhh, it's too saturated. I think I'll have another fap to some tentacle p0rn."

    Don't mean to be hard on you OP, I'm talking to you the way I'd talk a 10 or 15 years younger version of myself. I think you've got what it takes to live a good life. But YOU need to take control of it. Someday you're going to realize what a fool you're being right now. Do you want to realize it sitting in your nice house with the kids playing in the yard, or hooked up to a VR headset with the tentacle p0rn ROM playing?
     
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  19. artemis42

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    I agree to mostly everything everyone else has written. You need to act and stop asking. Don't think about it anymore. Just read the first way of making money, and go for it. Try till you can look in the mirror and tell yourself,"Yeah. I did everything. I tweaked it. I changed it. I added my twists. I used my skills and uniqueness and *weirdness* to try and stand out but it did not work." Chances are, you would either not be saying that because you would've made money had you actually done all of that or the moment you say it something will just click. It always does. If it still does not, then just move on to the second thing.
     
  20. Adamsss

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    I noticed you understand your weak points very well and that means you'll be sucessful one day. Just don't give up and improve your character.
     
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