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I lost my edge :(

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ankee0939, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ankee0939

    ankee0939 Junior Member

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    Whats up BHW peeps, ok so here goes my rant/story. I started IM back in Dec of 2010. Immediately got into PPC marketing with little to no success so I just moved onto something new, facebook scripts. Took me a little while to get good at it but I found some success doing that for the next few months. Then it became harder to find working scripts and I would fight day to day looking for something to work on.

    I really hope I dont come off as a little bitch or something like that. Failure is a HUGE part of this game I know this first hand but it does take its toll. I think I understand how IM works, you keep trying new methods until you find something that works for you then you perfect it and scale it up.

    About a month ago I realized facebook scripts just wasn't working out for me at least. I would spend days looking for a script and when I would find one I would set it up to only find out it's already patched. I then started to research other blackhat methods and got really interested in a few like Youtube comment rating.

    My problem is that now I can't concentrate on setting anything up. I'll wake up tell myself "OK today I'll make a few LP, hmmmm ok I'll start in a hour" and then I'll go ahead and watch stupid videos on the internet or just surf Reddit and before I realize it, it's the evening and I got nothing done even though if I just spent a hour working I could get so much accomplished.

    It's like I lost complete motivation to really work at it. I used to be able to get things done fast but now it takes forever to do the simplest task. I still really enjoy IM though, I read forums everyday to stay up to date and I still talk to all my IM buddies on Skype but its become difficult to actually get work done.

    I'm just looking for advice from anyone on here. I want to succeed again at Internet Marketing. I want that edge/passion back. What can I do to get back to how I was a few months ago. Entrepreneurial books to read? I'll take anything I can get.

    tl;dr Lost motivation to set it up new methods, constantly getting distracted by stupid things on the internet instead of working. Yet I still love internet marketing.
     
  2. Essence19

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    My friend - I was in the same boat as you - I tried to make money off facebook for 6 months - NOTHING - then I realised I was putting all my eggs in one basket -and that is dangerous - Don't lose faith - But I would recommend you look at the MAKING MONEY SECTION of Bhw - go through methods one at a time but don't get stuck - if FB isnt working move on - try YT - Try CPA TRY Offline - Keep testing and trying everything you can and eventually You will find a way - I make money of FB,YT and I have a business - so just keep searching - First thing you do when you arrive at BHW go to the Home section and read through all the posts and FIND SOMETHING Relevant to you and Start doing it.
     
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  3. HostStage

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    Hey,

    I won't tell you that i'm sorry, i won't give you any pitty no matter if you deserved it or not.

    I understand what you are going through and many ppl here, went into the very same bad pass, including me.

    Basically telling yourself everyday that you gonna do something make you on the edge, because you never really quit !

    Quit for a few days, take a break and a huge breath of fresh air.

    Go to walk, take your dog if you have one, practice some sport.

    You need fresh air to get fresh idea, don't think anything about internet marketing during these days.

    The bad flow you have has to get out, because you're going into a bad routine ! Don't talk to anyone about what you're going through, you may think ppl may help you but you'll keep reminding bad things, they can't do shit for you in spite of their love or everything....

    Turn off your computer and soon when you'll boot it up again it will be with clearsight mind and brand new idea that is going to rock everything

    Believe in you because you can ! Nothing was wrong in sticking to a method which worked once !

    Move on :)
     
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    Agreed clear your head - take a break come back with a fresh look
     
  5. ankee0939

    ankee0939 Junior Member

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    Great advice definitely going to start checking out the making money section.
     
  6. ankee0939

    ankee0939 Junior Member

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    Thanks dude, definitely not looking for sympathy or anything like that I know this is a common thing for most people on here and I'm sure people have been in worse situations. I was thinking of the possibility I'm just burnt out a little and need a break I think I'll do that for the next few days.
     
  7. d1129

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    Dude, it's just laziness. I think most people (myself included) are naturally lazy, It is something I have to fight against all the time. I've quit things that are making money because I'd rather chill and do something different multiple times.

    I've found a few things that work for me to break out of my lazy spells. The first thing I do is try to drop a habit that I have, I pick one - doesn't have to be anything special or life-changing, and stop doing it for a few days. The last time I did this I just quit drinking soda. I know it doesn't sound helpful, but I think breaking out of a normal routine makes me more likely to get stuff done, plus it builds up discipline to make it easier to push through the lazy days.

    The biggest one for me is exercise. I swear days I don't exercise I get almost nothing done. I try to get up every morning and jog a few miles. It gives me a lot more energy and motivation through the rest of the day. I think it goes along the same lines of building discipline, if you can get my butt out of bed early and go run, then I can definitely work on the computer for a few hours, no problem.

    Sorry I can't help much more, but seriously, if you don't exercise, try it. Go for a short walk to get out of the house and you'll be surprised what you can do after.

    Don't stress, everyone goes through times like that, you just have to have the will power to push through. Once you start seeing some results again it will be much better.

    Good luck!
     
  8. midnight_focus

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    don't work with the big boys(adsense/facebook/twitter) learn on small sites and you will make some money
     
  9. bigg_capp

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    Ankee0939,
    I would love to tell you to stop being a little bitch but I can't because I understand. You are right, failure is part of the game and it's rough. I'm not sure if you are fulltime or not, but for me it all comes with how much I'm earning.

    When I come home and check my Clickbank account, CPA accounts and adsense accounts it's all about how much money I made. If I didn't make any, I'm a total wreck. Instead of embracing that it's the nature of the business I get completely derailed and spend time reading forums searching for different methods and getting distracted. I work 11 hrs. per day on my full time gig and only have 4 or 5 hours for IM per day so my time is precious.

    The good thing is, it typically only lasts a day. I now only work on long term solid methods that earn over time, so I will make money. When I come home and there is money in my accounts, it reinforces what I'm working on, and helps me work harder. it's about truly believing in what you are doing.

    My advice, sort of like losing weight, is get a program and stick to it. There are autoblogging threads and ebook downloads as well as niche site and article marketing information. All of these take a lot of work but offer auto pilot payouts once implemented. I would suggest PPC but that takes money and I'm assuming you don't have a lot to spare.

    Download something that is like: Day 1: Do this, Day 2: Do this, and stay on track.

    If none of that works, go to Shoemoney.com or Johnchow.com and look at those cock-smooches getting money. That always gets me in gear. If those goons can cash in, then we all can.

    Good Luck!

    -Capp
     
  10. hurn

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    hey some guys are testing 4 years or more to get success with CPA. If you have 0 luck then you have to spend time on testing and analyzing. Work on a time plan and a schedule.