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How many of you got into IM because of the recession?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KeyzDT, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    It's not uncommon for me to get frustrated (like many of you) with this business. It's slow and there aren't a lot of written rules behind it. The internet is always changing. This economy doesn't help.

    The recession really was the foot in my ass that made me hit the grindstone and that motivation gave me the success I have today. But it's a tough game.

    Many of us never really were into IM before the recession so we only know this tough ass shitty economy as the playing field. This is a good thing though. This horrible consumer market is the "norm" for us who begin our career during these hard times. Just think if/when the economy gets back to normal growth where people are spending again.....holy shit....its cake city for us at that point.

    I'm glad Im doing all this during these times....the tougher the better.....it will make you that much more succesfull when things start turning up. Would you say I'm wrong to think this way?
     
  2. ScripterAlex

    ScripterAlex Registered Member

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    I read somewhere that the IM industry has seen plenty of growth despite the recession. I created a product first, and only got into IM so I could sell it better. With a good squeeze page my conversions are way up. I've learned a ton reading here, and reading the IM spam in my inbox, lmao.
     
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    While my co-workers worry about the recession, and the possbile double dip, the small earnings I make from IM mean that my salary increases every month - from a *hobby*. How cool is that?
     
  4. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    Sure there is always growth somewhere when times are tough. for example If it started raining and never stopped many business' associated with outdoor activities would go under but people with business' who sell umbrellas would blow up. glad you found a way to profit.


    I know the feeling. Recent finished a 2 month contract position. People complained about the earnings at that job I didnt care because I make more with IM hahaha. the "job" was really just a second job to me.
     
  5. Yukinari84

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    Online commerce is pretty much the only market that is still experiencing rapid growth worldwide despite all of the economic problems, and I believe this trend will continue.

    The danger right now is that a lot of people that are turning to IM because of the economic problems are coming in with the "magic bullet" mindset i.e. they are looking for a quick fix to make money right away and end their economic troubles(due to the bad economy).

    However, there are no quick fixes, and if you really want to build a thriving business in IM, you must start off small and remain focused.

    Build a part-time business first, duplicate your success, and then continue to expand.
     
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    ThatBotProgrammer Junior Member

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    True. I know a lot of people who has been switching to IM and quitting their full time work.
     
  7. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    I feel the same way. Internet business has no overhead (for the most part) I would take it a step further and say more and more jobs are going to end up being work from home positions.
     
  8. jgeeked

    jgeeked Regular Member

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    I got into the IM business for a completely different reason. Around 14 I didnt feel like doing the traditional leave school -> college -> university -> job. So I left school, went to college and did IM in my spare time so I didn't need to find a job, and I will continue to do this for as long as possible.
     
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    Been unemployed for 3 years so figured what the hell might earn enough money to eat food every day