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I really need some advices

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ionutzm05, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. ionutzm05

    ionutzm05 Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    This is my first thread here after a long time browsing this forum without being active.
    It's actually a very inspirational source and this is why I'm here asking for some advices.

    Firstly, I would like to tell you how I got into making money online. In 2009, when I was 13 years old, I created a free blog on a seasonal niche (.blogspot.com subdomain).
    I had no idea about making money online and the only reason I made the blog was because I had a lot of free time and I actually wanted to learn more about how to grow a website and later an entire community.

    I joined in the AdSense program 6 months later. The first year wasn't succesful at all (less than 30? revenue for the entire year) but I was posting new articles daily, spending about one hour each day.
    As the daily unique views of the website were growing I decided it's time to buy a .com domain (the website was still using the Blogger platform but with a .com domain).

    After buying this domain things were getting better and better. I actually had a lot of consistent traffic and in 2010 I had 3 payments from Google (not a very big amount of money, somewhere around 100? but for a 14 year old living in the Eastern Europe it was really good).
    In 2011 I made a blog post without having any ideas about keyword research or something like that. However, this post brought me tons of traffic because my website hit the #2 position in Google for that keyword, in my home country, and the competition was very low.
    Because of this post I made around 300?-400?/month until March 2014 when I made a huge mistake. While updating that awesome blog post, that had over 10k comments and over 10.000.000 views I hit the "delete" button on Blogspot and I confirmed when asked if I really want to delete the post (you can't recover a deleted Blogger post, you also can't create a new page with that url).
    I have no idea what was going through my mind, I wasn't paying attention but I deleted the post. 3 days later I wasn't making more than 0.30-0.40?/day.

    It was really hard, because I got used to having money. In these years I was very relaxed, thinking that it's a pretty stable income and I don't have to worry about a thing.
    I was happy because I could buy everything I wanted without my parents help. I'm a tech addict and I had all the high-end smartphones, PCs and laptops. I never actually saved money but I tried to make new websites on Wordpress platform but never made something so powerful like that blog.

    I tried to regain that position but without any success. Last year I decided it's time for something new and I gave up on AdSense and started learning about the affiliate marketing.
    I bought a domain on my home country, really good hosting and I set up Wordpress. I joined a local affiliate network and started making reviews for some products. I bought a premium template and everything was good.
    In the first 2 weeks I made over 50? which was awesome for a new website. However, I had to learn a lot for school and didn't had much time to spend on creating articles. I started getting lazy and I wasn't so enthusiastic to grow this website because I knew it was going to be a long road.
    I also didn't hear motivatonal stories about that particular affiliate network. The best affiliates were making little over 2000?/month which is low considering it will be very hard to reach the top affiliates.

    Right now I don't know what to do. I still have this website, in my home country language, I'm still an affiliate but haven't posted for a very long time. Should I go on with this website that looks great and it's perfectly set up or should I try something new?
    I also have a Facebook Fanpage with over 40k likes from the old blog. However, if I post anything I can't reach more than 300-400 people and most of them are women over 30 years.

    I feel like I'm out of ideas and I have to learn a lot for school as I want to go to a really good university.
    Considering my little experience achieved in these years, should I go building a new website focusing on AdSense in order to get some money out of it (in all this time I learned the basics of SEO, how to build a website, domains, Wordpress theming, HTML, CSS, Photoshop), should I continue working on the review website (focusing on affiliate marketing) or should I try something new?
    5 months from now I won't be able to work more than 2 hours a day but after I finish my exams I can work all day long. I'm the kind of person that needs to see some results to stay motivated.

    Sorry for my very long post, probably boring, but I want to hear your opinions.
     
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  2. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    tl;dr

    Focus on what works for you. If you got results from something in the past, do that again.
     
  3. FBGuru

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    My best advice for you is to learn to format sentences and paragraphs.
     
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  4. ionutzm05

    ionutzm05 Newbie

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    Really helpful advice...
     
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    socailking Registered Member

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    start with 2-3 methods.Scale up from which method you will get more success.
     
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    Your post hurts my eyes.
     
  7. Reeshua

    Reeshua Power Member

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    I sense the sarcasm, but it really is a helpful advice. Readable content includes proper formatting and paragraphs. LOL
     
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  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you can't bother to make it easy for people to help you, chances are they won't bother helping you.
     
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  9. ionutzm05

    ionutzm05 Newbie

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    The best results were from a blog post written with no intention of making any money. I don't think I can do that again :). It was purely luck.