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How to continue IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by YouTubez, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. YouTubez

    YouTubez Regular Member

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    How can you continue IM when everything seems to be going against you?

    Not just one little thing at a time but a million things at once.

    I was doing great working like crazy, stable income ($1.3k in a month from CPA + PPD).

    Then I was moved to a place in the middle of no where, with crap internet (verizon mifi device, extremely unstable and costs me a f**k ton a month $10 per gigabyte of bandwith).

    I continued working, barely, I couldn't really expand anything due to cr*p internet. I managed to hit $100 in a day with cpa (a huge deal for me, been working on this for months) and When I told my mom about it, she acted like she didn't give half a sh*t.

    Kinda depressed me more then anything.

    Now this month all my money is drained and all the companies I'm working with pay net 30 (even tho all my Aff managers said they could work me into net 7 or net 15 and all of them backed out on it when it came time).

    With no money I can't invest it into my traffic generating setup.

    It feels like one giant f**k up after another.... This month's paycheck (of $360 if they decide to pay me) has to go towards paying my $200 internet bill (might be less).
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    wow dude, sounds like your in a bit of a pickle :) Just be positive, stay patient and things will come. The worst thing you can do is just give up. Thats how people fail, if you work hard at something you will always reach your goals. GoodLuck and smoke a fatty maybe it will help get the tension off :) my 2 cents
     
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  3. jammie

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    Buy a cheap ass car, drive to town and use free WiFi which will not only save you $200 a month, but will probably be of better quality too.

    If you're hitting $100 days, you shouldn't really be complaining. Some people in this world could live off that much money for almost 2 years.

    Have patience, once you get paid, put money into traffic ... it may feel like you're not getting anywhere, however, clearly the forced reflection can be beneficial in the sense it'll give you a means to more accurately determine areas you need to work on.

    Stop complaining about crap internet and costs when you've enough time and bandwidth to come onto this forum.
     
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  4. YouTubez

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    True, I am leeching off a buddies internet right now looking into new niches, will get a car soon I hope.
     
  5. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    Well at least you're making money! Some newbies around here are even struggling getting approved at AdSense or something relevant!
     
  6. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Life is not always perfect and obstacles are bound to show up during your way to success. The key is to keep consistent and don't ever think about giving up! Besides, it looks like you're making some good money!

    By the way, have you ever heard of VPS? I believe it can solve the internet problem.
     
  7. Grunge

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    From my personal experience mate, when it seems like everything is going against you, that's when you know you're REALLY closer towards success. I think that a lot of us including YOU can attest to that. MOST people end up quitting when they face this roadblock that you're facing which is why they don't succeed. Check out the infograph below.

    how_to_never_give_up_anna_vital_infographic.png

    Think about your IM career so far. Prior to you hitting $100/day, were you not in a situation where you feel like it's not going anywhere? Maybe it's the consistent $10/day that made $100/day seem nearly "impossible". Then, all of the sudden, there is that spike or what some of us call a "snowball effect" where all the hard work you've been putting in seem to come together.

    It's like what Napoleon Hill said in Think and Grow Rich. "When Riches begin to come they come so quickly and in such great abundance that one wonders where they have been hiding during all those lean years."

    Another thing that I'd like to point out and this was from Jonathan Budd. He said that all the emotions, the difficulties, the obstacles, the challenges, the roadblocks are all there placed forth by the Universe to see if you can be STOPPED. If you can be stopped because of the obstacles, then you don't want it bad enough. Prove to yourself and the Universe that you can't be stopped and all that you desire will be given to you.

    Keep the hustling mate and keep at it man.

    P.S: From the business point of view, you might wanna start learning how to systematize and automate what you're doing right now. Learn how to outsource and learn to scale. At the end of the day, it comes down to three things really.

    1) Have a plan
    2) Execute that plan
    3) Assess that plan. If it's not working, learn from it and think about whether you need to come up with another plan. If it's working, scale up!

    This is not just applicable to business but life as well.

    You can do it man. Make it happen.
     
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  8. YouTubez

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    Tried the vps route, my internet will d/c constantly just long enough for me to be disconnected from it.

    Need to see if I can get on my vps from school....

    -grunge, thanks man, i'll save that infographic now :)

    Might sit down tonight and write up a plan on what to do for the next month or so.
     
  9. edgematch

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    This was posted by bk071. So all thanks goes to him.

     
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  10. YouTubez

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    Those words are great, I applaud the writer of these words!

    Time to make myself a new wallpaper with these words!
     
  11. ContentLockPro

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    Do not give up. As they say it is always darkest before the dawn. Keep trying and you will overcome your obstacles. If there is a will there is a way!
     
  12. imperial444

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    It's still a good amount of money bro, nothing really to complain about
     
  13. Ptrick125

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    For all that is happening to you, I think you are doing a good job by not giving up. Some people would just give up, and waste their time all day doing something else.

    I haven't earned a cent with IM with all my time, but experience can be worth a lot later on :)