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How does it feel to succeed on IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by royserpa, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    It's me again :)

    I would love to hear whar successful IMers feel when they started succeeding on IM and how it feels to keep banking on IM.

    You see, this thread would be like a place we can come back and keep us motivated.

    It may not work for already successful guys, but for me, a guy that has been working on IM for almost 13 months now and still not succeeding, I would be greatly thankful if you could help! :)

    You see, after 2013 ended and knowing that everything i did, worked on, expected and had faith on didnt materialise, there are times that emotions have been overwhelming. So this thread would be a great tool to keep us mtivated! :)

    So guys, pleease tell us how does success feel like, what do you think of temporary failure and if its possible, a quote to keep us motivated! :)

    Peace! :)
     
  2. Orbit143

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    Feels great, you have freedom and f*ck all of you ordinary people. You can do whatever and whenever you want, don't have to answer to anyone.

    What did you expect?
     
  3. funkybunker

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    If a man can gain 10 lbs using a damaged throat, why can't we rank a couple sites with no capital?

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    Surely you can imagine what it's like?
     
  5. meathead1234

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    Only thing I would say is it doesn't get easier - you'll just hit new challenges and issues as you scale. I certainly don't sleep any better now (ignorance is bliss!). Also depends what you define as "success". I thought I had "made it" when I hit my first 6 figure year but still work 60+ hours every week trying to grow my business as big as I can. It's the same thought process if you're investing $100, $10,000, $100,000 in your next project - the amount of money is always a lot to you relatively (e.g. when I started out, losing $100 would be far harder than losing $10k today - it's all relative).

    Don't worry about failing, though, even as you become more successful you'll still fail 9/10. The vast majority of projects I try fail - just learn to deal with it and back yourself to do better next time.

    Once you do start seeing success on a regular basis, your confidence will massively increase. Doesn't necessarily mean I fail less, I just don't worry about it and make more money back elsewhere :)
     
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  6. royserpa

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    Obviously I can man, but when others tell you, it is a different story :)

    Keep it up guys! More storiest would be awesome! :)
     
  7. Ninya

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    Don't worry mate, it takes time. I've been playing around with websites, IM ever since I was 13.

    Although I didn't know great methods back then to make money, you learn. Even though it's taken me nearly 10 years now I think that I've finally become competent enough in IM.

    Only in the past 12 months is where it truly started coming great for me. I made a good website investment last year that has profited me a lot, I've used the knowledge I've gained from it to replicate it to other sites and that's progressing well as well now.

    And because of all this knowledge that I've been gaining in SEO, IM, PPC I'm now working with one of my best friends in an SEO agency that we run together and have a healthy amount of clients. I quit my normal day job around 6 months ago and couldn't be happier. I'm still learning everyday and it'll only go forward from here as now I can put my full energy towards it as I'm not stuck in my day job anymore.

    Although I'm not sipping coladas on a beach in Monaco with a laptop, I'm doing something that I love, enjoy and feel that I'm good at so it can definitely only progress from here. Morale of the story, no matter how long it takes don't give up as you'll constantly learn and grow and become a force to be reckoned with. :)
     
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  8. kinlee

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    It feels like taking a cold shower. You should try it :)
     
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  9. royserpa

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    @Ninya: that sounds great buddy :)
    To be honest, there are times whre emotions get in the way, but i am really trying to achieve my IM goals. Maybe ranking sites is not for me, but i will say that only after trying every single seo method i know. And that moment my be near, but i am hoping this last thing works for godsake :)
     
  10. royserpa

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    Haha
    Actually this morning it happened to me. I got in the hot shower and 10 seconds after it all went to cold! Bad feeling! :D haha thats how success feels like? XD
     
  11. Rua999

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    To be honest you shouldn't get too excited when your ranking and banking cuz ya never know when the rug can be pulled from under you.. Never take your foot off the gas though. Always keep building content, keep building new links, keep finding new niches, be productive, and don't waste time. If your competitors or google don't catch you.. time will.
     
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    ehhhh, you didn't stay in the cold shower long enough to get to know that feeling I'm talking about. Endure it and something else will take over, knowing that you have complete control over yourself is probably one of the first steps to becoming successful.
     
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    Yes. Things are going well and suddenly BAM, high expectations from everyone around you & more work.
     
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    once you start succeeding you rely on your own successes for inspiration and motivation and not on bullshit threads and drawing inspiration and motivation from others experiences. at least thats how it was for me.
     
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    hi when i joined im few months back i found a thrade here i tweak my method work 40 hours a week for a lazy guy at first thats hell everything worked and i made over $17k it was really amazing my attitude change i felt i own everyone i was not my self the one thing i love when i thought of that is i was actually happy i was and i used a lot of the money to help friends and family with there problems, the sad thing was i got lazier paypal hold my second account till date lost all the funds now am just a guy trying to go back on his feet but relly i wish i could be happy again and wont rest till i am!