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If you could time travel back to the newbie you.. what would you tell yourself?

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  1. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    Let's say you could time travel back to when you first started IM. It could be a year ago, 10 years ago.. or even 10 days ago. If you could drop one hint of knowledge to your old self, what would it be? What was the one "aha" moment you had, that would have saved you hours of ache and pain had you known the wisdom you do now?

    My main advice would be a couple things. Relax when you have a bad day. IM is unpredictable. Just because you made $50 one day, will not mean you will earn that consistently every day. IM is unpredictable, and traffic changes. It's always going up and down. It's better to look at things from a monthly/annual income basis, rather than a "daily income", that's when numbers start to average out, and you get a clearer picture of what is happening.

    Also, I would tell myself not to get too discouraged at first, and don't give up too easy. It takes time to rank, it takes time to have pages indexed. Just because you busted your ass today does not mean you can respect results later tonight.. or even tomorrow. It could take weeks, possibly even months before your pages get indexed and you start to see the fruit of your labor. I would tell myself to keep pushing on, and keep doing so. It's human nature to want immediate results, but IM is not like that. Keep pushing as hard as you can and give it everything you have until you're absolutely positive it's time to move on.
     
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    get out while you can
     
  3. mickyfu

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    On the 13th of January 2015, 09:11am GMT you are going to waste five minutes of your life reading this thread and writing this comment, don't do it, you will never get those five minutes back.
     
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  4. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    ^ I realize this was posted in "The Lounge", perhaps it was my mistake. But this is more or less about giving back to newbies, and hopefully learning from each others mistakes and growing off shared wisdom.
     
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    I would say "you're on the right path. Keep going!"
     
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    I would say hi to myself
     
  7. Trepanated

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    I'd say 'don't worry about working kid, get down the pub and start a tab, because in a few years you are going to invent a time machine and be very fucking rich'
     
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    1. Buy category keyword domains. You'll be able to sell them in 5-6 years for seven figures if you make good choices. (I started in 1996 when you could still find incredible domains - an old friend did that and was "retired" by 2001 on the millions he made by turning domains.)
    2. Take advantage of the easy money while you can - work the 18 hour days, bank the money, and you'll be done with $10m+ in the bank in five years.
    3. Buy real estate and sell it in 2005.
     
  9. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would say "Don't waste your time with this IM shit, get back to watching Porn!"
     
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    Never bother with IM shit.
     
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    10 years back? I would probably buy Facebook lol.
    Oh , and get a shit ton of bitcoins.
     
  12. Zwielicht

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    If I could go back in time to give my past self advice, then I would give myself the following advice:

    • "On March 17th, 2014 at 6:36 pm, you are going have dinner with your grandmother. Don't have dinner with your grandmother".
    • "Wear the same outfit every day; it's easier to choose what to wear".
    • "Use an article spinner on your tests. The school system is so far behind, they won't bother to check".
    • "Only carry pennies in drawstring burlap satchels, that way you can feel like a lord when you disdainfully toss them at commoners".
    • "Don't stop doing Internet marketing at 16 to consider starting a computer repair business. Internet marketing is better".
    • "Create your account on Black Hat World in 2005 instead of 2013".
    • "Do not name your account 'Zwielicht', you won't like the name later".
     
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  13. marksteve

    marksteve Newbie

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    I would say go out and have some fun, try to not waste your time by making money in front of your PC :D
     
  14. Technetik

    Technetik Newbie

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    Dont stop posting quality content. Thats the only thing I would tell myself.

    for my opinion. Microniches with no new content are dead now.
     
  15. Conor

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    "Buy as many bitcoins as you can."
     
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    I would tell myself to buy bitcoins.
     
  17. marksteve

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    I would say go out and have some fun, try to not waste your time by making money in front of your PC :D
     
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    Why did you sign up to this forum?
     
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    Don't give up be patient and the money will come
     
  20. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    So he could waste his time making money in front of his pc.
     
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