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How long did it take you to get ROI on your online business(s)/project(s)?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

    Feb 21, 2015
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    A week, months, years, etc?

    Personally I'm not there yet and have been through lots of trials and tribulations but feel pretty close. Also for SEO I have some keywords kind of at the end of page 1 and beginning of page 2 so I think I'm getting there. :panda:
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  2. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

    Feb 16, 2008
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    Northern Woods Counting Money
    All the projects I worked on initially were completely free, so I waited until I generated positive income before making purchases. However, I did waste a lot of money buying guides when I first got started. I never factored that in. If I were to count it, it probably took me 1.5 years to recover my initial $x,xxx wasted on guides, books, reports, secrets, etc...

    It was much more enjoyable getting paid than it was buying junk.
  3. randybishop

    randybishop Elite Member

    Aug 23, 2013
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    I was born a poor black child
    6 months.
    The google dance will drive you crazy.
  4. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    NE US
    I got an ROI in 2 weeks. I was marketing a local business with NO website. All I did was grab a mic and record the best scripts I could. I took all the photos and videos we had and mixed it together with the scripts. Then I uploaded the videos, slammed them with GSA and 2 weeks later we sold our first online job for $8,000. Then a week later we sold another.

    When I noticed how profitable it was I set up a website and started investing more and more money into the funnel. First thing I did was pay a guy to rank our site. This was Ceasar the former legend from WF. He ranked out site #1 in 6 weeks lol. Around the 3 month mark we were killing it. Everything aside from all the content generation was almost too easy.

    So I started setting up more sites and doing the same thing.

    On the side I had also started doing Clickbank. I was motivated by "Zerofoxtrot" for anyone who remembers his journey on here. The guy ranked 1 fucking YT video and was making $600 a week. I started playing around with that and it took 3 months to get my first $80 sale. 6 months to break my first $100 day. Then another 6 months to break my first $200 day.

    Keep in mind this was 2-3 years ago when ranking anything on Google use to be cake.

    These days there's definitely a delayed ranking effect. Like if I launch a campaign I don't see significant movement in Serpfox for 2 months.

    Videos still rank easy if their low comp and targeted right. But the high comp keywords are nothing like they use to be. I was able to rank for keywords like "how to lose weight" with nothing but GSA spam. These days the game is different. I no longer for after huge video keywords. I target fringe keywords and try to mix up my parasites. I also mix in lots of PBN links.

    Overall, if you're hungry enough and smart enough you can still get an ROI in less than a month. You can go crazy doing BTBs method. Or Meatheads method. Or targeting fringe parasite keywords. Or just ranking .coms. Either way, I wouldn't expect any real traction or consistency for 3-6 months. It's all really relevant to what you know and how hungry you are.

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  5. gb

    gb Regular Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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    Totally depends. Some projects are profitable faster than others. Lately it has been a few months depending on the type of project. Some bigger projects can take a year or two.

    And sometimes, the return never comes.
  6. OnlineIncomeProjects

    OnlineIncomeProjects Newbie

    Aug 6, 2015
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    1 day with Fiverr. Then I built up an SEO website. Then I built up a viral website. Then I built up 5 viral websites. I never invested anything but time and profits.
  7. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA
    I've had return from new projects in as little as 3 weeks, and others I never get a return from, whilst there are some at the 'longer' end of the spectrum that take 5 or 6 months to pay me.

    One project I started on Valentines day this year was paying me within about 70 days, and continues to perform very well.

    I don't think there's any exact number - I just think you should take a long-ball approach, and if you do so, you'll have a long term income.
  8. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Jul 25, 2011
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    Most sites take at least 3 months to rank organically very well (in anything but easy niches). And even PPC takes a month or two. So at best most projects take 60 days to show fruits, the alternative being quick built churn-n-burn projects in easy niches that you can spam to the top quickly and keep a few weeks before they explode.