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I need help with my goals!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by junter, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. junter

    junter Registered Member

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    Ok, so I have been unemployed for about 6 months now. I could go back to find a job but due to some reasons I would rather not disclose here, it's not possible.

    A little about me... I have been a programmer since I was a kid (my first Basic program I made when I was 8 years old). I am 31 years old now, have worked for big and small companies, and right now I'm going through the worse phase of my life. I used to make $50/h and right now, I would be happy if I make that per day.

    I want to focus on a software I've been developing for the last month but it's really hard to focus on it when you're not earning an income and your savings are decreasing every day.

    So I ask BHW members for opinions on what I can do to continue with my software development and in the meantime, earn a survival income on the side. BTW, my total monthly expenses are around U$ 2,000.

    What I have done:
    1. CPA - Dating, games, email submits. Result: FAIL, no profit
    2. Clickbank + Youtube. Result: SUCCESS (made 1 sale, ~$140) but product I was selling got saturated and eventually my campaign died off
    3. Elance, Odesk. Result: VERY DISCOURAGING.
    4. Offline website development. Result: FAIL. I was asked to develop one Wordpress website. While I am a good developer, I'm not good with design. Also, due to being my first freelancing project, I charged horribly low for a Wordpress Website. And I didn't enjoy doing this kind of work.

    This transition of full time work to independent has been very hard for me. I have seen people struggling here with making some money online as well, and I know it won't happen overnight, but maybe someone could point me to the right direction on which I could eventually reach what I want.

    What I want to avoid:
    1. MLMs
    2. Frauds (ie: link cloaking, spam etc)
    3. Scam - reason I gave up on CPA so quick was because most of the offers I could find are very scamming.

    So I ask experienced BHW members... if you needed to make U$ 50 working online by tomorrow starting from scratch, what would you do?
     
  2. matt1972

    matt1972 Regular Member

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    First rule is not to spread your self to thin. What I mean is.. try this idea a week, then another, then another.. you'll end up in an endless cycle of jumping from one idea to another idea and never really get anything done or accomplished. Personally what I do is focus on one or two clickbank products and promote those where ever and how ever. I build articles, post ads, make blogs, etc.. I strive to be a super affilate on those products. I don't jump around on things.

    So try and stay focused and remember this. You never fail at something, you just learn a way that does not work and you learn from it. I don't see things as failure, but rather learning and progressing forward.
     
  3. junter

    junter Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help. Is it working for you? I mean, are you able to live off that? And how do you know if the product you're promoting is worth at all to be promoted?