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I will come back bigger, stronger and angry - Photo Editor & CPA

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by aggin, Dec 18, 2018.

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  1. aggin

    aggin Newbie

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    Hello Everyone! I am starting this journey to help myself become persistence. Right now I am wasting a lot of time on things like watching youtube and playing League/Dota. I want to grab my life and do stuff I’ve always dreamed of doing. I just came back from the UK for a Christmas break and I don't want to go back there. So I have around 30 days to start earning money "big" enough to pay my bills.



    About Me :

    I won't give you my name, but I was named after a great composer of the classical era. I was born in Poland but I also spend a few years in Italy (i have a big Italian and a smaller polish family back there). I started back in 2013 with online surveys, then I found a guy who helped me to get into CPA. I uploaded a single video on youtube and that made me earn around 5$ a day. On my best day, I made around 80$ and I was very happy about that. In my carrier, I tried almost everything: CPA, Adsense, Affiliate marketing, e-commerce, freelancing etc. but I never settled down with one method. I am 22 years old I have worked in Germany, in the Netherlands, and in the UK. I still didn't finish high school. I just left in the middle of the last year. I feel like my life is slipping through my fingers and I am just standing and watching. Let's do something about this ( please man !). I don't want to be the next bird in the cage, fuck this! I don't want to live like everyone else around here, working 8 hours a day for the rest of their lives.
    Let's leave the negative aspects of my life and let's talk about something that gives me joy.
    I really love fishing and nature, I could spend days in the forest. I know we all are slaves of the jobs we have, taxes, big companies, but I can forget about this stuff just by looking at the sky. I also like cycling, often making +100km a day with my friend, mostly visiting nearby rivers and landscape parks. Music plays a big role in my life, in the future I want to record a few songs because deep inside I feel like I have something to say to this world. I like books, just finished the metro series and now I will be reading the fifth part of "Throne of Glass" series.

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    What I am planning to do?

    A few years ago I started working as a photo editor freelancer, I haven't made a lot of money but I really liked it. I ordered a graphics tablet to become even better, maybe I will also start drawing.
    I'm going to treat freelancing as the main money income and I will be focused mainly on that.
    For now, I need to recreate my portfolio website based on bootstrap, because the loading time is too long. Maybe I should switch to WordPress as writing a new website will take me forever?

    But between projects, I need to keep myself busy. I have an account on CR with more than 100$, I want to rank a single website related to cams and promote it through social media.
    I am also planning a collaboration with a guy working on fire ads. Youtube removed a lot of fake subs on my account and because of that monetization was turned off ( I am left with 340 subs). So I am planning to grow 2 youtube accounts - one related to games and the second related to photoshop.
    I would also like to try the adsense + facebook groups method. I have a lot of free time right now, that's why I will be also selling an in-game currency. I would need to play the game for around 20h to get my account updated, then I will hire someone to play the game for me.

    Wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
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  2. speedhawk45

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    I'll give you an honest advice. Don't take this off as me being rude, because I've been through a similar situation.

    In short, Judging by your current work ethic and plan, you will fail. mark my words if you continue like how you're currently executing things, this journey thread will go empty in less then a month.

    Even if you had a good work ethic you'll need an ultra high focus to actually EXECUTE what you've stated and turn a consistent profit.

    Things seem particularly easy in theory but they're not. The problem with trying out different methods all together without having prior experience in those, is that As soon you start facing hurdles from all different methods, you will feel lost and de-motivated. After that, you'll drop and leave everything. Then comes the depression, you'll feel lost in life all together and you'll keep repeating this cycle.

    You're right now wanting to:
    1. Freelance
    2. you want to rank a cam site and promote it through social media as well.
    3. growing a game youtube account
    4. growing a photoshop youtube account
    5. Adsense + facebook group
    6. selling in game currency.

    Those are literally 6 fucking things and you haven't even experienced the hurdles you may face during execution. Seriously dude, step back, look at your work ethic and current situation and look at what you're trying to do!

    I always advice people to get a recurring income before starting with anything. You have of course done that as you seem to be freelancing. Now here's what I will suggest and when you are going to fail, remember my following advice.

    START by changing your habits, start doing uncomfortable things like taking a cold shower. Basically anything that makes you un comforable. This prepares you to over come hurdles and helps you adapt in future un comfortable environments. Even change your diet and have a good exercise ethic. This will really cleanse your mind and make you active.

    Stick with freelancing as it's your main source of income right now. Since you're doing photo editing, might as well learn a bit of wordpress development. You can also build a portfolio and later get a job in case you are consistently failing in your business ventures. There is NOTHING wrong in getting a job. Use that money to invest. Forget everything else for a while, FOCUS on increasing revenue from freelancing/job/clients.

    Use BHW's offline marketing section and sort threads by most views. You will be surprised by the gold, even check out the download section for a flippa method there. I'm suggesting this because you seem to be in the digital design aspect of things.

    NOW, once you are confident that you are generating a good source of income and have extra time left, move on to another method.

    Let's say you start with ranking a cam site/ promoting it through social media. Just focus on this now and only in your free time. Put a good month or 2 in this and master 1 source of traffic. Don't get set back from failures, learn and adapt and keep going on.

    You will now have only 2 focuses, your clients/freelancing and cam sites. As soon as you start understanding the whole process behind the cam site and you start even generating a dollar a day, you can slowly start to scale that up.

    Don't pick your nose on anything else except for these 2 methods for a good 3-4 months.

    Then start outsourcing things/automating things even more. Once you get more time on your hands. Start with more methods.

    Don't spread yourself too thin man. I'm warning you before hand you will fail bad.
     
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    Master a Single Trade first and Don't be a Jack of All Trades
     
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  4. aggin

    aggin Newbie

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    @speedhawk45 I appreciate your honest advice. Thank you !
     
  5. aggin

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    I didn't have much time today, but I managed to do a couple of things.

    - Installed an SSL for my portfolio domain.
    - Fixed the DNS, before that my website didn't want to work with "www" prefix.
    - Decided to leave my website on the current bootstrap theme, made a couple adjustments to improve the overall look of my website.
    - Registered on fire ads and contacted a guy who will help me start.
    - Bought a new email box on Namecheap just for my clients.

    Plans for tomorrow :
    - Create a good looking template for upwork proposals.
    - Apply for at least 5 job postings on upwork.
    - Fix the Contact section on my website.
    - Warm up my old IG account dedicated to photo editing.
    - Choose a dating offer and then buy and set a domain for that.
    - Create a profile on linkedin
    - Find more places to promote my photo editing services


    Earnings: 0.00$
     
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  6. aggin

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    So today I got the graphics tablet and for the next few days, I will be getting used to it. I would love to visit a water park, unfortunately the local one was closed due to a bacteria found in water. Couple days ago i bought swimming goggles and still I haven't had the opportunity to test them out, hope they will reopen soon I still don't have any plans for the new year night and that's not good.

    Today :
    - Create a good looking template for upwork proposals.
    - Apply for at least 5 job postings on upwork.
    - Fix the Contact section on my website. ✘ - I need more time for that as I don't know PHP .
    - Warm up my old IG account dedicated to photo editing.
    - Choose a dating offer and then buy and set a domain for that.
    - Create a profile on linkedin
    - Find more places to promote my photo editing services

    Plans for tomorrow :
    - Create an LP for the domain I have purchased
    - Get rid off all followings on my IG acc.
    - Keep looking for a way to fix the Contact section on my portfolio website.
    - Apply for at least 3 job postings on upwork.
    - Find and run a linkedin bot.
    - Create a FB page for my photo editing business.
    - Retouch a single photo and upload it on IG and FB.

    Earnings: 0.00$
     
  7. aggin

    aggin Newbie

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    I will be updating the journey after the new year. Now I am spending time with family and friends.
    I migrated my website to WordPress, but the way it looks right now - straight scuzzy. I don't know how to make it look professional, that's why I don't like WordPress.
     
  8. speedhawk45

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    Today marks 1 complete month since you started. What's the update?
     
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  9. aggin

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    In this period I was working on UpWork, but the money is really bad there. The competition is very high and most people are looking for low budget works, like delete bg from 100 images for 10$. I also checked the job market in my country for a retoucher and it is almost non-existent - 1 job posting in the whole country. I will still work as a photo editor. But in the meantime, I need to choose where I will be going next. There are 2 options: Front end developer or a logo designer, both can bring good money and I equally enjoy them. Let me know if you have any advice for me. I didn't start the dating website because I was trying to stay away from porn, but maybe I should put my time in there until I don't start earning bigger money as a freelancer?