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I will answer all your questions about IM for the next hour. Ask me anything.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mollah, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    For all you cool people who are in on a Friday night working instead of going out, I will give you no-BS answers to your IM questions for the next hour while I sit here waiting for some things to finish that I am waiting for.

    The only thing I won't talk about is how I make money, because as you learned from the greatest thread ever posted on BHW, no one shares actual profitable methods.

    If I don't know something I'll say I don't know it.

    The hour starts now!
     
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  2. cookiemonste

    cookiemonste Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    when did you start IM and how much are you making a month
     
  3. ezayn77

    ezayn77 Newbie

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    Hey Mollah,

    What is your advice to someone that is a hard worker but relatively new to IM. Where should I start?
     
  4. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I started seriously about 1.5-2 years ago.

    More than I was making at my last corporate job.
     
  5. allrecycle

    allrecycle Regular Member

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    how much do you make a month im'ing!
     
  6. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    OK, Here's a shot out of a cannon: Oprah, Barbara Walters, your wife. You gotta fuck one, marry one, kill one... GO!

    Totally joking.

    My question is do you know of any good place to sell a bunch of .info with autoblogs in them? I know flippa and a couple others but they charge more to list than I even paid for these cheap a** .infos. I just dont want them all anymore because the retard i outsourced the autoblogs to set them up in a way that got my adsense banned near immediately.

    I actually put them on craigslist a couple hours ago but I dont expect much, LOL
     
  7. orchiles

    orchiles Newbie

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    read your greatest thread and its simply great :)
     
  8. mollah

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    Well the first thing I would say to do would be to spend some time reading everything you can find. But while reading it, keep in mind that 99% of it is complete bullshit (see the thread I linked to in my original post for a lot more info about this).

    There are thousands of "methods" out there, but most of them don't work. How many threads do you see here or on the other forums that are like "HOW TO MAKE $500 A DAY EASY!!!!" Do you think they actually work? And even more importantly, if YOU had a method that was making you $500 per day (regardless of if it was "easy" or not), would you share it? HELL NO! More competition = you get less marketshare = you make less money.

    But read everything until you start to get a feeling for things and start to understand what people are talking about. In the very beginning there are a lot of new terms to learn so it can be confusing.

    Read all the "HOW TO MAKE $2847283 IN 2 SECONDS ON AUTOPILOT" type of threads so you can learn what to avoid.

    And while you're learning, always be aware of vague ambiguous bullshit. Most of the "methods" I have seen, even the ones people have to pay for (sometimes pay a lot of money for), are often extremely vague, and therefore not helpful.

    If you're learning something, you need specifics. Do A. Now do B. Now do C and D simultaneously.

    You don't need vague bullshit that doesn't help.

    Vague bullshit sells because people are stupid and they like to feel like they are being productive even if they aren't learning anything, but I touch on all of this in that thread I linked to.

    The bottom line for noobs is this: ALWAYS have your bullshit detector on. Always always always. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. If it's being given away for free, it's not profitable. If you pay for it, it still probably sucks because it's probably some shitty rewrite of some shitty ebook "method" that didn't even work in the first place.

    But that's an important learning phase to go through. Eventually (hopefully) you will be able to sort through the crap, but this is only learned through experience. When I talk to people now, I know instantly who is full of shit (99.9% of people) and who might be worth my time (0.1% of people).

    And once you get to that phase, you will actually be able to start making money and you'll be able to find a method that works for you.

    Oh, and Forex robots and automated trading systems don't make money despite what vendors and douchebags on trading forums try to get you to believe.
     
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  9. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    Already answered that one.
     
  10. mollah

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    Murder Marry Kill? Did you learn that from Mystery or Style? lol :D

    To be honest, no. I don't know much about selling domains other than I know that people do it. I know there's Sedo or something but I've never done anything on there. I hear flippa mentioned a lot but I don't know anything about it.

    What did he do that got your adsense banned?

    Maybe you could sell them in one of the IM forums buy/sell sections? You should probably mention that they've had banned adsense on them, however.
     
  11. RavenX

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    I have a certain domain...and i put up a little mini website on said domain (wordpress). Basically, it's the template that I intend to use when it's fully operational.

    now...my domain is listed on google for the keywords within the domain name...but at the very bottom of the 1st page. how do i get to become #1 for searches that match my domain name???
     
  12. mollah

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    Thank you, sir.

    It was so great, in fact, that some douchebags on DP copied it and posted it as their own thread. Two DP members did that at the same time. I bet you one of them stole it from the other one because they were posted in different sub forums there.

    Some other dbag stole it and posted it on his "personal" site as if he wrote it. :rolleyes: I know it's a brilliant thread, and I'm flattered, but dbags don't even give credit. If you're gonna post something someone else wrote, at least give credit and a link. That's like basic "how to not be a douchebag on the internet 101" stuff.

    And another forum copied it as well.

    It's a good lesson: be super fucking careful in the IM world because it's full of dishonest assholes who will steal your stuff if they can, which brings me to another good point:

    Once you are established and doing well enough to say you have an IM business, get a lawyer. Copyright everything you do.

    What do you think Apple would do if another company made an iPhone and sold it and called it an iPhone? They would sue the fuck out of them.

    Why shouldn't you do the same with your business?
     
  13. mollah

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    Well the vague answer is that you need some SEO (search engine optimization).

    My advice is to either study it yourself or outsource it. My other advice is to be very careful, because most of the "SEO gurus" I have talked to have no idea what the fuck they are talking about. They think an "xrumer blast" or a "linkwheel" is going to improve their SERPs.

    The best way to learn SEO is through experimentation, but that takes a long time to do.

    Just be critical. Just because you read something or hear something doesn't mean it's true.
     
  14. mollah

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    K, the hour's up!

    Thanks for helping me pass the time. Hope I was able to help you guys.
     
  15. lking31646

    lking31646 Newbie

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    Damn it. Maybe if your feeling generous you can answer this question. You stated that you weren't successful in affiliate marketing. What were you promotion techniques. PPC, SEO, Article Marketing Web 2.0? What if anything would you do differently now? Have you tried creating your own products.
     
  16. Zeecho

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    hey interesting threade,

    i see we are curently at SEO, so can u tell me, is good move to gave one guy 30$ for 500 PR2 links (submitted by xrumer). Im new in that biz so im scared :D
     
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    What the heck is "search engine placement" anyway....as if you can 'place' something into a search engine like parking a car in a garage. The term sounds ridiculous and is some kind of morphed concept.
     
  18. donnabrown

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    can u plz give away 5 highPR backlinks?
     
  19. skipbox

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    What actually is IM?
     
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