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How did you get into IM? How you started your Internet Marketing journey?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Kimi, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Kimi

    Kimi BANNED BANNED

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    Created my first site as pure hobby without having the knowledge about what this business has to offer. Web wasn't that developed and didn't had all this growing potential as well.

    Sold the site for some solid bucks for a local agency and with the money I looked in more things to learn or invest. Got into lot of stuff until I was learning the pure art of marketing I know at the moment.

    Long road, everything seemed so complex but now I have all them at my click, definetely worth it.

    And definetely changed my life - otherwise I wouldn't have the power to think with the courage I think now. And I don't know any industry that I could have excelled in it and at the same time offer me the potential that IM offers.

    What about you?
     
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  2. jaso009

    jaso009 Junior Member

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    A bit similar I created my first site as a hobby and randomly signed up to Adsense in 2007... got my first hosting with 1&1... Then I stumbled upon digital point and it opened up my mind to a whole range of possibilities.

    I left everything for a while as I didn't progress, wish I persisted then. Then in 2008/2009 I came back to Digital point and ended up on the Warrior Forum, as a newb I bought loads of WSO's hoping it would teach me the next big thing... After a while I ended up on BHW :)
     
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  3. Sampler

    Sampler Senior Member

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    I started like this in terms of "learning" (if you can call
    it that at the first two places)

    Hubpages > WF > BHW

    Never looked back.

     
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  4. hadoken

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    I watched a lot of porn as a teen. Then when I had a job telemarketing (selling credit cards, think I was 16 or 17), I had some random conversation with this guy who owned porn sites and porn advertising network. I asked him to share info and he taught me all about porn sites and marketing them. Before that I was just a newb kid calling people on the do not call and messing with them. That was years ago
     
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  5. tomsko

    tomsko Regular Member

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    I was passionate about web designing, coding and basically everything related to PC & Internet.
    Then I opened my first website promoting discounted computer hardware from CJ advertisers (at the time I thought this was so unique and perfect idea).
    Started learning about SEO and stumbled upon BHW, never looked back :)
     
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  6. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    I tried to download file from sharecash, but i couldnt because of my location THANKS LATVIA.
    And then i researched more, how to download it and so on, and realized that i can make money if others download it. Researched more and learned how to do it. And PPD was first yhing i did.

    And after that i learned more ways to make money and im here, crazy that all thing started when i tried to download small thing for some stupid game lol. Now i play IM game.
     
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  7. jake042

    jake042 Regular Member

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    interesting topic!

    I got into IM as someone posted a How to make money guide with sharecash on a Dutch forum which isn't even related to making money. Damn I'm so happy I found out IM. I'm not making hundreds a day yet but I'm on my way and will continue this epic IM adventure!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  8. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    Sort of started getting into it when I was 8 years old.
     
  9. Andrew schoon

    Andrew schoon Registered Member

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    I got into IM after my friend show me his first check from Clickbank. I started with few niche sites, and now own 100+ profitable sites.
     
  10. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    This is cool way, to see different experience from others, so lets keep up the spirit and share stories.
     
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  11. zumiez

    zumiez Newbie

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    I always wanted to make money online. Tried and waste money on software and gimmicks that ultimately never succeeded. I remember watching GB's Predator webinar when he was releasing it for beta for the first time to the public, jumped on it like hot cakes and realize how bs it was and all emails would be going to the spam folder. Got my money back on that one haha. It's amazing once you understand the concepts and how easy it is to make money once you get traffic.
     
  12. Duffers5000

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    I got into it out of frustration. I had a business partner ten years ago who was "The web guy" I came up with the ideas and dealt with the customers, he just had to put up the web content and make revisions. He wad actually pretty good but like a lot of web developers everything got too complicated in the back end and what should have up in a week while we were buzzing was still getting finalised six months later when he idea was stale.

    I put up my own first effort on one of those free built a site things..think it was Wix ?

    Needless to say it was ugly but pretty liberating for me to actually put something up by myself without constantly asking other people for updates. Soon after I got into wordpress
    and within a year I was putting up acceptable websites

    Read around loads of other forums that shall remain unnamed but needless to say anything useful I've learned or any like minded people I've met have been through BHW.
     
  13. Glenn BH

    Glenn BH Regular Member

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    It all started in 1735... I can clearly remember... It was a cold and snowy day :)
     
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  14. mickyfu

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    Worked too many shit shifts with bellends and realised that working normal jobs was not for me. There are not enough hours in the day for me to dedicate any of my time to someone else to make them rich for the minimum wage.
     
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  15. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I saw a friend of a friend had got 40K followers on Twitter and had no idea how, that was until I came here! My first post was so embarrassing, but then once I was shown the light I began creating accounts and selling them myself, now I'm developing a more autopilot income.
    :30: BLACKHATWORLD!
     
  16. lpsierra

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    My worked sucked so I quit. During the summer I was jobless so I started making music.
    From there I got the idea where I could become Youtube famous and make money from that
    Ended up not promoting my stuff and decided to go on hackforums to learn how to hack and stuff. Found an area on how to make money online and bought an ebook. At first I thought it was good but after visiting here, the book is shit.
    The ebook was outdated so I gave up on that method so $10 gone.

    Found WF and somehow ended up finding this place and never turning back. During winter break I tried short methods like building an amazon site and spamming youtube cpa offers. Made no money from that.

    Now I'm currently going the SEO route to take it slow but effective but school sucks and it's slowing my progress.
    Seriously BHW is the place to be to learn how to make cash
     
  17. manicdreams.net

    manicdreams.net Newbie

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    I needed to learn how to build a website in order to self-publish a mixed-media documentary...with those learned skills plus my 10+ years meddling with photoshop I figured I could be a single person power-house presence on the web.

    I am just now trying to actually make money using these skills though...and by just now I mean last week (around the same time I joined BHW)
     
  18. rettaibi

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    Lets copy and paste my post from an other thread:

    Well first of all I did not know that IM existed I thought people earning money online is just from adsense that is what is first did but I didn't know what I was doing.

    I discovered Dutch PTC sites when I was around 17 and I always tried to think of methods of how to scale it up because per click you get something around nothing and you have to have a lot of clicks and because I was thinking of methods I discovered BHW.
    I was looking for a traffic bot and I came across the thread of fatboys fake traffic bot.

    So as always I started reading and I saw his post about him that he was on a little vacation or something and because of that he couldn't reply to the guys that asked questions on the thread. I thought by myself this guys here must make some pretty good money.
    And I added BHW to my favorite because I had my exams within a month.

    After my exams I opened BHW and started reading because I was curious about this forum the first thread that I read that day was:"how much you making with CPA" Or something like that I didn't know what CPA was but the money they mentioned that they were making was just amazing and I think because of that threads that I read in the beginning is the reason that I stayed here.

    Well as I said my exams where over so i had 3 months of vacation.
    And everyday when I woke up I started reading threads and searching for things that people mentioned all the time like SB, CPA and stuff because I didn't know what it was.

    And now I know what it means and BHW actually changed my life, I am not making good money but I know I will because the 9-5 is just not for me.

    And add this:

    Before this stuff I mentioned above I also did create a website for fun and applied to adsense (details of my brother).
    My first sites where actually blogspots you can't even call them sites. but when I made them I was like 15.

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    http://wajow.blogspot.nl
    - http://modernwarfare22.blogspot.nl

    Well that was about it I guess
     
  19. dr.doom

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    played poker to finance my studies, got saturated when americans were exckuded... did some research found IM :D
     
  20. ferma231

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    But there are rumors that poker will be back in USA.

    So you will get back to poker or will stick to IM ?
     
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