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I think I quit guys!

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  1. netmaster123

    netmaster123 Newbie

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    ok so after 7 years doing Internet Marketing and seo and doing the whole build a good website with quality unique content and use Google ads or affiliate links make money online thing I think that I quit!

    For all this time I have been adding more and more content, paying writers good money to write for my sites and after all this time I cant make more than $10 bucks a day I do not think that I can do this for any more time.

    I mean, Adsense ads pay less and less every year, my websites get traffic but there is no growth and nobody buys from my affiliate links.

    I do not know about you guys but I have seen very little success online, I thought I was doing all the right things (quality content and lots of it, seo, social media, good monetization) but now that I own 20+ websites with thousands of unique pages and to see that my stats show $4.29 for the whole freaking day I think I give up.

    I mean according to my calculations I should have been making $100+ bucks a day by now and not even make $5 bucks today I think that I am in the wrong business.

    I honestly think that its getting harder and harder to make any money online and I do not plan on spending more time chasing a fake dream.
     
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  2. Madi al Dajjal

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    A close friend has also quit online marketing. She thought she could build a passive monthly income. But that didn't happen after many years because, she said, the online game keeps changing faster than she could adjust. She says her costs to drive traffic went from a 1-2 hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, yet her Adsense income went down inversely.

    Maybe she did a lot of wrong things. I don't know. Now she is going head-long into the local offline marketing consulting arena with a ton of knowledge and know-how. I think she will do really well there.

    Praise God.
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    How much traffic are your sites bringing in?

    Maybe it's time to change the niche.

    Cheers!
     
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    IM is not just about Adsense.. Why don't you try your luck with CPA? It's much easier.
     
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    i also think perhaps you should give something else a shot. there's a lot more way to make money online other than adsense.

    have you tried anything else?
     
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    I think you must be doing something wrong then. I have one site monetized with Adsense that is only a few months old bringing in $5 to $10 a day.
     
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    I have tried cpa and affiliate marketing, same thing, I make a few bucks now and then but not enough to consider it a lucrative business.

    Also I believe that G oogle does hate affiliates because its getting harder to rank articles with affiliate links, even if they are nofollow or php redirects.
     
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    Sell the sites, reinvest the money in other niche.

    If you want to sell your site, send me details.
     
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    Maybe I am. Here is what I have been doing for the past couple of years with no luck.

    1.Get a domain
    2. Hire a writer to write 2 - 3 daily unique articles (using wordpress with all in one seo plugins).
    3. Pay another guy for Marketing (daily link building, article distribution, directory submissions).
    4. Monetize (using adsense, nofollow aff links)

    Thats what I do, but between paying the writer, marketer and the hosting I am spending over 200+ bucks a month and a site like this usually makes me only about a buck a day.

    So what you guys think, what am I doing wrong??

    I theory with that many quality articles, seo and marketing my traffic should grow and I should be able to make good money, but people dont click on any of my ads and I am spending more than what I make.
     
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    PRODUCT CREATION IS KEY jUST come up with a physical product buy low sell high and use the techniques you have learned over the years and up your profit your margins. Sounds like to me you just need to move up from weed to Coke my friend
     
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    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    What I have to say to the people who are about to quit is, to quit. :|
    No one can ever get succesful with a bad mindset. If you make your mind say you will fail, you will sure fail.

    There has been times many of us have hit $0 with some bad moves, and we did recover. Well, its all up to you.
     
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    how well are your articles written? are they seo optimized?
    If you get decent traffic, like you said, change the theme.. learn a bit more about monetizing.
     
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    To be 100% honest, if you've been doing IM for 7 years solid and can't make more than $10 a day you should really quit.

    You should EASILY be able to hit $100 a day after 2 years, and if you're not you're doing something seriously wrong.

    So yeah, perhaps a real job is the best option for you at this stage.
     
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    haha, nice :)

    anyway OP, maybe it's just not your thing? you seem to be doing stuff right, so i don't know.

    try the product creation thing. just give it a shot.

    not to be discouraging, but not everyone is going to be good at IM. just like not everyone will be a good singer, soccer player, scientist etc.

    i think if after 7 years you haven't succeeded to the point where you'd like, you definitely need to try something else. or take a break, and come back fresh. that might actually help you! you may see things in a different light.
     
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    Other than this what else would you guys do different?

    This is what I do:

    1.Get a domain
    2. Hire a writer to write 2 - 3 daily unique articles (using wordpress with all in one seo plugins).
    3. Pay another guy for Marketing (daily link building, article distribution, directory submissions).
    4. Monetize (using adsense, nofollow aff links)

    Thats what I do, but between paying the writer, marketer and the hosting I am spending over 200+ bucks a month and a site like this usually makes me only about a buck a day.

    So what you guys think, what am I doing wrong??

    I theory with that many quality articles, seo and marketing my traffic should grow and I should be able to make good money, but people dont click on any of my ads and I am spending more than what I make.
     
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    If you do not mind... let me take a look at your sites.

    I find it hard to believe that for 7 years you have made no money.
     
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    No costs options which you do your own content

    flipping websites/domains
    physical products fom your own website <<<<<< clickbank can be risky for rankings.
    pay per view / content locking
    offline marketing for local business

    i was going to put in autoblogging......unfortunately you need to outsource at least 50 articles per site and i dont think your up for investing anymore:D


    one thing with internet marketing is to try every egg in the basket and keep getting up if google knocks you down. Which it has been doing to a lot of people lately. Investing time is the key.
     
  18. suave

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    well I wish you good luck IM is just not for every one you will probably have more luck working a 9-5 I heard 7/11, mcdonals, kfc, walmart are expanding there fore hiring, but really let me ask this question you only have 3 post and you been a member since 2010........something is wrong there, but to each it's own
    the less of you the better.... less competition
    I for one am not sorry to see you leave instead happy happy happy
    Regards
    Suave
     
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    buddy maybe your heart is not into it. Eventhough i have made a quite some back in adsense (until i got banned last year for all of my accounts. :( ). I don't have my own hosting when i use adsense. i have use the free hosting of some hosting sites. byethost, 000webhost, awardspace, blogger, weebly to name a few. I have quit adsense and try something new. im into CPA and affiliate marketing now (clickbank and amazon) and honestly, this is my first time with it. just signed up this month and i LOL at my report. some clicks and no conversion. :D i might try this for a year or so, and if i fail, i might try PTC or MLM or FOREX. :D I know you guys spend a lot money from hosting and outsourcing. but since you cant afford it now, try do it yourself. take it 1 site a day or maybe 2. :) What im trying to say is, if your heart is into it, if a method fails, you'll gonna find something new. be a sponge, absorb all the new trends and learn from it. after a while you think you are ready, venture into it and don't be afraid.

    Summary:
    If you really want something, you gonna find ways. :)
     
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