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How Do You Stay Ahead of the Game?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CPAchick, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. CPAchick

    CPAchick Regular Member

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    Hi Guys, just a general question really.

    Right now I'm making some good money and I'm riding my particular model of IM, but twice before, over the past year, I've been in this particular position: making good money with a plan and then the market/things changed and the money slowly dried up to nothing.

    My question is, how do you stay ahead of the game? How do you adapt to the market so that income streams don't disappear virtually within days and leave you feeling as though you're starting from scratch?
     
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    195471 Regular Member

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    I do a TON of reading. Blogs, forums, magazines, newsletters, etc. I hate to sound cliche, but you've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what's going on in this industry, and you have to develop the ability to read between the lines. For example, if some guru releases a "hot new method", you can almost be sure that it's dying out or is no longer effective. This will give you an idea of what NOT to do. ;)

    The other thing is that when you find a method that works, ride it as long as you can, but always be working on discovering new methods. By "discovering", I mean doing your own testing, not trying to find "new" methods that have been published.
     
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  3. RoadToMillions

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    I get ahead of the game by being the game.

    Nah, to tell the truth I just got started, but I'm already feeling pressure to do better than the rest. I have a lot of emails that I'm going to individually sign up to CL and get to work on. It's all a lot simpler than the people on the forum who question constantly make it out to me.

    As the above poster said, you just have to do plenty of reading and researching before you go full speed into a method, campaign, or idea. The only true thing that may b a problem is deciding what things you want to do, and how many you wish to perform at a time. You don't want to put your eggs in one basket, and you also don't want to spread yourself too thin.

    Catch-22 for the win. Good luck!