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How sceptical people from my country are when it comes to IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shtrudla, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. shtrudla

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    I'm from Bosnia and I started IM about 8-9 months ago. First thing I tried was adfly and after almost two months of hard work I managed to earn almost 11.00 $ ;););) even if I had really good traffic on my wordpress.com blog (the sport related blog that will later become crucial for my earnings)
    Two months of my life I'll never be able to get back :)

    Then I decided to buy hosting and domain and apply for adsense. I did it and I made my first "real website" (health related - it looked like shit and it still does :) ) and got approved into adsense. I worked 2 more months and earned 9 Euros :). For two months I was online about 16 hours a day. My family (my
    wife, sister, mother and father) were, let's say it this way: not supportive :) Actually, they were making fun of me all the time, but I didn't gave up.

    I bought another domain and made another sport related site (similar to my blog) and put adsense on it. Since my blog(mentioned at the beggining) was in top 5 on Google for couple of pretty popular keywords(bosnian lang.) I decided to link that blog to my new sport website. After I did that, my adsense stats started to improve. I can't describe how happy I was when I hit my first 5 Eur/day! I was thinking 5 Eur x 30 days=150 Eur: WOW! :) because that's half of my monthly salary and I was getting it on almost on autopilot. Life standard in Bosnia is low (pack of Marlboro Cigarettes=2 Euros, Beer in exclusive restaurant about 1,5 - 2,5 Eur etc...) so getting extra 150 Eur per month is actually very good.

    After the end of the month I actually had about 250 Eur in my adsense and I was waiting for payment. I told that to my family and they were still laughing their ass of. I got the first check, they were still skeptical and telling me: "You're losing your time trying that crap, there is no bank that will take that check". And then, I got my money. All of them,except my father (60 yo), were amazed and they couldn't believe that somebody pays to someone just because somebody(again:)) clicked on some stupid AD. Second payment was even bigger (350) than my monthly salary.

    At the end of this month I'll get another (4th) check (500 EUR) and I can't wait to see expression on their face when I get the money. :). Maybe these earnings are ridiculous for some of you, but here in Bosnia, I can take me and my wife (even if she doesn't deserve it, because of lack of support:)) to great vacation for that sum of money.

    One time my sister told me: "You're just like grandfather, he's always trying to start some bussines, and always ends up losing money", I think that was a sentence that have the most influence on my motivation.
    And my father...he's still the same. Even if I get my checks and cash regulary, he keeps saying: "Don't call me asking for help when SIPA (like FBI in US) knocks on your door" LoL, he still thinks adsense is illegal :) He can't understand that somebody pays for the "crap I'm doing on the Internet".

    Now I started CPA and that's going pretty well. On daily basis I earn about 30$ (adsense and cpa combined). 30$ x 30 days= 900$ - just to compare, in Bosnia, a medical doctor specialist with 20 years of working expirience have monthly salary of 1000$ (I know because I work full time in health institution).


    So I want to thank to BHW for all methods I learned here, and also my family (LMAO) for motivation. I know I would give up after 4 months if they weren't mocking me.

    It's funny what person can do when everybody is making fool of him.
    My goal now is 100$+ a day, and I swear to God, I will not stop until I reach it.


    Thanks for reading, I hope I wasn't too boring, I just wanted you to know, no matter how many times you fail, you have to keep trying, because eventually, YOU WILL SUCCED!
     
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  2. karibo

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    Enjoyed to read this :)!

    Just like me my first time I got money from the internet oh.. Man I was so happy with my 100 euro's came out of nothing :). Keep scaling and you'll get your 100$/ day ;) Good luck! :)
     
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  3. shtrudla

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    I'm glad you liked it. Thanks :)
     
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    My first payment was $200. My salary was $400 a month.

    Those days... :)
     
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    I enjoyed your thread + rep from me :)

    Your situation is very similar to mine, though my mom and sister were supportive, they didn't really believe I could make any money from it. I remember my first Western Union payment from Adsense, it was about $250.

    Good old days ^_^
     
  6. Peter Ngo

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    your thread is really inspiring, i just love how persistent you are with your belief.
    I believe you will reach 100USD/day in no time.
    Good luck
    Regards,
     
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    Great story mate - and refreshing compared to the journey threads of how people are going to take over the world and make millions.

    Good luck on your continued success.
     
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    Its really great to read motivational and inspirational real life stories. i love them a lot.

    Your story is quite similar as everyone who starts to earn on internet might don't have support but they just don't give up and end up earning a BIG/Small due to their hard work.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and emotions to BHW community.
     
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    when i told my parents that i want to try "internet markiting" they told me " you told you about im and you will need to complete many degrees to become im'r "

    then i just thought that i must be quite until i started making good money .
     
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    Nice congratulations mate.
    Đe si brate :D
     
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    Congrats Mate, always like to hear people succeeding.
     
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    Dude, this was genius! I was born in Bosnia as well and every quote you wrote there cracks me up because I'm imagining it in the native language with the Bosnian accent/way of talking. PURE GENIUS!

    Anyhow, good work buddy. I'm currently making like 0.something USD a day - not there yet but I'm working on it.
     
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    Respect!
     
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    Good job man! Keep working hard and I know you'll get there.
    I was in that same spot (maybe worse) when I made $0 for 2 months. Then 3rd month I worked harder and made $150. That really motivated me and then the forth month I made $1000+. :D Let's race to it! :)
     
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  15. Free Man

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    This is very nice side income in bosnia. (i'm from croatia so i know). Wish you all the best in future! Sretno!
     
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    Congrats to you man.

    It is funny because here in Canada you would never be able to survive with a montly income under a couple thousand. (anyone making under 20k per person in a family is considered living in poverty). It is kind of funny how different countries are...

    Anyways, keep up the good work! Scale up that stuff and start earning big!

    Best of luck on earning your $3k a month!
     
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    Thank you all for support. I see there's a couple of guys from Balkans here on BHW. I'm glad you're here :) Hvala (Thanks)
     
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    OP. you are doing great. Just keep focusing on what you are doing right and
    eventually you will be making $100/ day sooner than you expect.
     
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    Your traffic is balkans and you make $30/day? Now that's inspiring lol
     
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    One of my site is in balkan languages (bosnian, croatian and serbian). Not all of them. The site I'm doing CPA with is in english, so as the two other related sites (90% USA visits) with adsense. I tried to include CPA on my bosnian site but our people are so lazy and they don't want to download a fckn toolbar to unlock the page :) They just want everything for free.