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How I went from $300 to making $5k-$10k per month (Life story included)

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  1. lbdag

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    Warning! I'm not the best writer, please don't judge o_O

    Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone has a great time tonight with your friends and/or loved ones.

    I'm here to share my story how I went from making $300 per month to $5k-$10k per month. I'm here to give back because I've gained a lot of knowledge from the blackhat world community over the past 4 years and I feel it's only right for me to give back by sharing some of my experiences through online marketing.

    Before I begin, I want everyone to know that no matter how rough your life is or how much negative things you've done in the past, you can change.

    I want you to get a good picture of me and my life so that you can see the growth of how I've been able to change my life.

    I was just a young black kid living with my grandmother most of my life because my mother was in/out of jail and using drugs and my father was selling drugs in/out of jail. Long story short they both have changed their life since then. continuing,,,

    Growing up, I was involved in a lot of negativity due to my surrounding and allowing others to influence me. I've sold all kinds of drugs, prostituted women, and much more. I've even been held at gunpoint and carjacked grand theft auto style. Somehow I managed to stay out of jail doing all that dirt until I turned 21 in 2012. I went to jail for 17 days for a gun charge and marijuana. Luckily I had my cannabis card and the gun was registered to me. I was charged 3 years probation and community service. I regret all those things, and I was a scum bag to do a lot of those things.

    Moving along...

    It was then, that I decided I will change my lifestyle and focus on online marketing as my new hustle, so I gave up everything else as far as negative indulges. The reason I decided to get into online marketing is because I was making funny YouTube videos a bit prior before I went to jail and I fell in love with the concept of generating traffic more than the creativity of the video itself. Skip further..

    So, I changed my surrounding, by slowly stop hanging around the wrong crowd, changed my eating habits, started college and building my credit.

    I spent countless hours on blackhat world, getting inspired by other people's success and learning strategic ways to increase my revenue. I was also blessed to make friends with wealthy people who already were making millions of dollars online. All these things motivated me.

    I came up with a plan to start taking out school loans so that I can move to ATL from Cali. The reason I I thought school loans were beneficial is because the interest rate was only 4%, which is the best loan I'll ever get compared to business and auto loans. Also, I was at a junior college, so I got 100% of the money, not the school. At the time I was heavily using fiverr and reselling services making just about $300 per month. I was reselling those services to people within my local area. At the time, I hadn't made a direct sale to anyone I met online...

    The first year, I saved up $3,600 from marketing and $5000 from school loans. The next year I worked for a temp agency, went to school, and did online marketing on the side. After the second year, I had saved up a total of $27,000. That money gave me the start I needed to pay a year upfront for rent and focus on building my business.

    So I moved to ATL and told myself I would never work for anyone again and I started to hustle hard applying all the skills I've learned about online marketing.

    I went on upwork and started hiring people to do small task to automate my business and give me more time to be creative. My main revenue stream is by referrals and Instagram. One guy on Upwork I hired targets my specific niche by direct messaging users a unique message to get them excited about our services. Once someone bites the bait, I then schedule a call and upsale the prospective client and make a lot more than we initially discussed. Sometimes I generate $4500 just from one lead utilizing Instagram. I've also strategically targeted people in powerful postitions within my niche and built long term relationships that allowed my revenue to triple from referrals. I spend less than 500 per month and make 5-10k per month using very little effort.

    Now, I want to say that a lot of this I contribute to laws of attraction and blessing from a higher power(god). I'm not religious but I do believe in a creator.


    The way I got to the point where I'm today Is knowing that when I first started, as long as I continue that I will eventually get better no matter how hard it may seem or little income that I made. I've watched "The Secret", and read "The science of getting rich" about 10 times.

    I only have 4 friends now and they all have their own business and are productive. Basically, I cut myself from anyone that doesn't have anything going for themselves. Doing this, I've become an outcast and I'm looked at as weird or a nerd to my old friends. Yes, it gets lonely because I don't have that many friends anymore but it's worth it because I'm bettering myself, building wealth and happiness in my life.

    I feel so different, think so different and look so different than I use too. I believe that we all have the ability to change ourselves for better or worse.

    What's next...

    Because I'm only using two strategies to get income, I plan to grow my business using some methods below.

    My friend allowed me to use is VPN, so I'm going to start hiring more people from upwork and assign them to do a set of task. I pay Bangladesh employees on average $5 per hour. So if I invest $1000 per month divided by $5 per hour is 200 hours of labor or 50 hours a week I get from two people.

    They'll be targeting a unique niche through email marketing by using a CRM system.
    I need more Ideas of things I can have them do because I'll have them working 5 hours each per day.

    I'll also be running, YouTube ads, google, bing, craigslist, facebook and solo ads as well.

    I also will be running a system that allows calls to go straight to businesses voicemails.

    One of my niches is very lucrative and I believe I can make $100k per month because I've been making almost 10k with little effort.

    My problem now is that I've never done email marketing, split tested, banner ads, etc. So, I believe when I apply all these methods because I have the income to do so, my revenue should go from 10-100k easily.

    I'm going to stop here though.. If you liked my story, please like and share.

    I'm looking to connect with more online marketers and share insights as well. Feel free to hit me up.

    Cheers!
     
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    Keep on hustlin, hustla

     
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  3. lbdag

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    Thanks @asap1

    I'm going to download this song! lol
     
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    "a lot of this I contribute to laws of attraction"

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    True, as I had to believe in myself that I can change my life until it came into existence. And as my revenue increased, I had to believe it will. I've had months that I'll literally make $7k just from referrals. Some may call it a coincidence or luck but I believe it's law of attraction. But I always put God first.

    It took years of belief and consistency. It's just like working out. You can go to the gym for six months a see little results but as long as you believe and continue your journey, you'll see the result.
     
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    It has already been demonstrated numerous times that the entire premise of "The Law Of Attraction" is false. You cannot alter reality simply with your thoughts. “The Law of Attraction” can essentially be summarized with three words: “Thoughts become things.” That is not true, because just showing up and standing around at a gym thinking that you will achieve your goals will get you nowhere. Thoughts + action is a completely different thing. But, to each his own. Good luck on your journey!
     
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    Love the story my man. Makes me happy seeing people dedicate,better,and work on themselves. I myself am just starting online marketing, specifically instagram, and one of the most important things i've learned so far is the importance of patience and that it really is a virtue. If there is a concept you don't understand, keep at it... might take days,weeks,months..but keep at it. I wanted to ask how you made so much from referrals alone as I am looking to implement a strategy, if you're willing to share. Overall, happy for your success. May 2017 bring you unprecedented blessings!
     
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    Funny thing is i was just watching a video of l.o.a and clicked your thread. Seems like i attracted your thread. lol
     
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    Many people believe that the law of attraction is attracting things you don't have just by thinking. That's not what the l.o.a is...The l.o.a is attracting things in your life which is in harmony with your vibration. The primarily law of the universe is the law of vibration. If something isn't in harmony with your vibration it isn't going to come in your life. There's also something called a paradigm. You can search on youtube Bob Proctor, nobody explains it better than him in my opinion.
     
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    Thank you for the reply,

    To answer your question about how I made it so much from referrals.

    Here's how I did it,

    I was introduced to someone who owned a magazine company, I've built a relationship with him by providing marketing services. I would do a lot favors for him, such as giving him discounts and just calling to check up on him. Eventually, he started referring me people that had purchased a magazine ad from him. 75% of people he introduced me to, I would continue building a relationship with them years to come also. One of my main talents is getting the client on the phone and explaining my services in an easy to understand way. Building a chemistry with clients is very effective, although being on the phone takes up a lot of my time, it has grown my relationships with my partners/affiliates. Also, I find people in a position of power within my niche, reach out and build with them. There are so many people in positions of power and once you connect with one, you're income will eventually increase. Communication, consistency, and a good service is the key to succeeding.

    Someone in a position of power can be a distributor, super affiliate, someone who has many connections, large email list. etc.


    I hope this helps.
     
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    Nice Story, keep the good work mate, wondering if you planning to open new markets in other countries, I would like to work with you if you have plan to do new market in Turkey or Arab countries. Let me know if you are interested.
     
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    Happy New Year man

    try more and more and learn linkbuildings
     
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    One thing I've learned about life is to respect everyone's belief. That being said if you believe it doesn't exist then that's okay. Here's the truth, regardless of whatever anybody believes in, it's true because they believe in it. whether you believe in god, buddha, Allah, history. All those things are true for each individual that believes in it. Something that works for me may not work for you, especially if you don't believe it will. So, now that we know that you don't practice those concepts, all you need to do is find something that works for you so that you can get the results you want in life.

    I respect your beliefs and hope that you continue to seek and find what works for you.
     
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    Nice story. I hope you all the best and more success. Keep it up
     
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    damn amazing story man !
    Really makes me smile looking at people succeed like that !
    was just wondering, when you say find leads on instagram and offer your services, I'm gonna assume you mean some instagram services?
     
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    That's dope. I'm not sure who I.o.a is, but ill appreciate if you share a video or content I of I.o.a so I can learn from him
     
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    Lol thats just abreviation for law of attraction (loa).
     
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    One of the fear of people using employees or assistant is to figure out what job or task to give them next. Great read. Good luck with your future ventures!
     
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    Great story .All the best and keep rocking!

    Happy new year to everyone on BHW !
     
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