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I make a Full Time Income - Yet I need advice!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Carreira, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Hello, first of all I apologize if this isn't in the correct section - I'm new here as you may have noticed.

    So, here's where I stand:

    I make around $800 month in average being a Freelance Marketeer, operating online (mainly copywriting and designing) and this is how I live - my job.

    However, I want to start working towards getting a steady source of income - to avoid being too over-dependent on getting new clients. Something I can earn from without needing to rely on someone else (as it happens on my freelance job).

    I'm ready to work on it in the long-term, so I thought about blogging - but I want you, the experts, to advise me on this.

    What do you think I should be doing to walk towards my objectives?

    I hope I've explained myself correctly, but if I can clarify you further just ask.

    Glad to be a member of your community

    Carreira
     
  2. MaverickonRoids

    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    Sorry for this, but, I HATE it when people come on here expecting others to drop things on your lap. Just use the search button on the left, and look around.

    Be proactive, not REACTIVE!

    Rant finished. :flute:
     
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  3. 2live4tv

    2live4tv Junior Member

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    Fail.
    No Advice is called Bad Advice.
     
  4. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    You'll always sort of depend on something else for your income, so the key for stability is to diversify, or earn so much that you won't ever have to work again. Blogging, or I'd say "building websites", is a good place to start. You'll find lots of info here on the forum.
     
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  5. GobBluthJD

    GobBluthJD Regular Member

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    If you're worried about having to find new clients too often, try to adjust your current services with existing clients into a more reoccurring type of payment. You didn't specify what type of internet marketing you're doing, but if it's related to seo for businesses, it's not too much of a switch to get them on a monthly "Seo Services" retainer plan. Most businesses won't even blink if you suggest it (provided you have a good relationship with them and they are happy with your services).

    This will give you a steady income every month, for minimal 'extra' effort, apart from normal monthly upkeep. That will let you focus on whatever other areas you wish to move into.
     
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  6. 2live4tv

    2live4tv Junior Member

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    Welcome To Black Hat World. Congratulations on your first post.

    Please excuse the rudeness that you may have encountered here.

    My advice is to Break down your mission into small pieces.
    Then ask for specific short questions for advice.
    And Outsource whatever you can.
     
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  7. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I provide services like copywriting (sales page writing, newsletter writing etc...) corporate design (webdesign, branding and so on...)

    I may actually try it, its a good idea

    Thanks for the welcoming and sorry to have pissed off someone... but with time I learnt that in forums it's impossible to stay neutral :D

    However, I do want to do something different and earn with it. I thought about site building because Ad Revenue is something that attracts me because I can focus on the traffic rather than on the selling part... I know about some old techniques like link pyramiding but with these updates that's starting to be a past thing right?

    EDIT: Let me add one more thing, some years ago a friend had a tactic which was to create a blog on blogger and populate it with some good content, then he would install adsense in it - after this he would stop updating it and move on to the next one. Does this still work? Or am I better sticking to fewer blogs and update them often?
     
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  8. GobBluthJD

    GobBluthJD Regular Member

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    re: Your friend's tactic.

    I would say no, avoid that tactic. What may have worked a few years ago will be much, much less effective today. Google values quality FAR above quantity. You'd be better trying to build 1 or 2 authority sites than 5 to 10 small blogger sites. At least, that has been my experience (and I think most people these days).
     
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  9. Hierarchy

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    Diversify by adding more services. Build a list of people you have done business with in the past. Advertise new services to your list. Then invest into other ideas or products that you can push with the services you offer other people such as your own products.
     
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  10. Cristina Assuncao

    Cristina Assuncao Newbie

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    Hi Carreira,
    I'm a publicist, and believe that I have the answer you're looking' for.
    What you need is more visibility, to get a steady income, by having regular customers, and that comes with expanding your site, in a larger view.
    That's what I do, via Facebook, with immediate results, by linking your page, or pages, to mine (Publicizing) page, and working it to enlarge the number of searches.
    Believe me it works, in very few minutes, enlarges, and gets you a bigger chance, of getting known more widely.
    If you're interested, reply.
    Cristina
     
  11. therage

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    LOLZ, first of all you broke the golden rule of any business. VISUALIZATION. So you are worried about getting new clients? Then your stuff must suck immensely. You aren't pounding out the ads? Your stuff sucks immensely. Now that you got over yourself let me tell you that there are paid services in the BST section to help you gain visibility. Go use them, and then go start a Google Adwords campaign.

    Offline marketing might help to, but this forum is mostly about online. After you have done as much as you can, go into the offline marketing section of this forum and look for the small chunks of gold among the crap.
     
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  12. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Lol, I'm gonna check it out. My work is good, and most of my clients are repeat clients... But I don't get ads out... guess my stuff sucks immensely then.