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How much did you invest and how long did it take for you to start earning?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RRJStudio, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. RRJStudio

    RRJStudio Registered Member

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    How much did you invest and how long did it take for you to start earning?
    I currently have one niche on page 3 at the moment it is about 3 weeks old and has been rising - backlinks are still coming into affect got my first legit google visitor today so I'm postive it's only a matter of time before alot more traffic comes from google and starts earning

    I also have a self built amazon affiliate site which is fairly new and not yet properly index'd on google most of my traffic is from reddit and other backlinks - main backlinks are still being processed the orders have only just finished. I check amazon and it says I get a 2-10 clicks per day on my items

    so how long did it take for you to start earning or for your first amazon purchase to come through?
    and how much did you invest on your first attempt at this?
    I have currently spent £48
     
  2. Kikyobut

    Kikyobut Registered Member

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    RRJ do you have skype
     
  3. RRJStudio

    RRJStudio Registered Member

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    Yes why?
     
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    papagate$$ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My first method I really started making money with was free and it was promoting youtube videos for forum members. But I then put about $400 into a website so there could be more visibility. It is awesome if you can start earning and know there is a market, before you invest.
     
  6. RRJStudio

    RRJStudio Registered Member

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    Free? domains etc cost?:S
     
  7. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    A few bucks almost straight away (1996) - but really failed to scale up for years as I was doing my Ph.D at the time
    Serious money about 11 years ago. Certainly a lot more than I could earn do anything else.

    Investment? Once I got going properly a couple of hundred dollar a month and 30 hours a week. I could have stopped at that level, but I get greedy and want more moneyu, more sites, more niches...

    Now I work 60-70 hours a week and spend maybe $12,000 a year - more than 50% of that spend in on my VA Su - the best investment I ever made...by bloody miles.
    Trouble is once you have your first 100,000 or whatever, it's all a game about "how big is my bank balance". You need to pull back at that point. Decide if that's really what you want to do.
    But if it's taken you 5 years to get to that point the pull is always "more...more...more" to justify all the time you spent up front earning very little.
    It passes though - then you can get on and enjoy life.

    Scritty
     
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    invested nothing
    Just time
    Took a week to start as i get my hands on work.