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If you had to start over TODAY knowing what you do, what kind of bank could you make?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bhaffiliate28, May 25, 2010.

  1. bhaffiliate28

    bhaffiliate28 Registered Member

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    The purpose of this post is to highlight whether or not "when" you got into this industry has an impact on how well you are able to do in todays world.

    I have a buddy of mine (we unfortunately don't talk often) who is HUGE in internet marketing (he makes well over $1 million / year) and is popular across the entire industry. He started back in 2002-2003 and slowly built up his empire to where he is today, so 7 years give or take.

    Every day there are newbies popping on WF, here, and other forums saying "where can I start, blah blah blah".

    So my question to you is this. Are you a veteren? Have you been doing this for a while? If so, if TODAY you had to start completely fresh with a few bucks in your pocket, no existing IM tools, no existing newsletter lists, ...all you had at your disposal was the knowledge you have gained over the years... HOW MUCH could you realistically make in 3 months time WHILE holding a standard 9-5 job.

    I am just curious in todays world, todays economy, todays social networking, etc... how a veteran could perform compared to a complete newbie in 3 months.

    You don't need to go into details, but quote the $$$ you could make it 3 months (holding a standard 9-5 job) and what AREA of internet marketing it would be done in.
     
  2. tygrus

    tygrus Supreme Member

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    I am just over a year in the business and while my earnings are less than stellar, with that year back again I could easily be making 10 times what I am now.

    My problem was falling for too many whiz bang get rich quick methods rather than focusing on bread and butter methods that will work.
     
  3. mattbowden

    mattbowden Regular Member

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    Getting back to where I used to be but no where near good enough. I am half offline and half online in terms of how I earn. Mixture of telesales. Some day I can do really well and others are blanks. I am just glad to be earning something in the current climate.
    I am not blackhat just doing what I used to do for others for myself.
     
  4. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    I don't get your point. For instance, I am actively selling online since 2001. But how would it help YOUR business if I'd throw a number at you (that could be only a guess anyways)?
     
  5. bhaffiliate28

    bhaffiliate28 Registered Member

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    its a hypothetical situation. I hear on many forums newbies saying "well, its harder today to make money then if I had started years ago".

    I don't think that is true...I think ANYONE can do just as well today as they could 5 years ago doing the right process/niche.

    Its not meant to HELP my business, its just to find out how an "expert" could do TODAY on a fresh start versus a complete noob.
     
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    The same as you would make now, the only variable I can see changing is the amount of money you would have to invest or reinvest into your business, and methods/brains being constant just figure it as 'money on hand X method return X time = revenue'. If you're in the MLM business or something tangible like real estate you would have to get in at a certain time to make out but with this business I don't see years being needed before you make it as an affiliate.
     
  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    In a way, the original question is tested whenever I start a new website - as my usual methodology doesn't have to be built on what has come before, and has extremely low financial overheads, sometimes none.

    I am becoming quite encouraged at my growing proficiency at making money appear quickly in my affiliate accounts. In the beginning I struggled like everyone else and didn't see any results for months, but in the past several months I've made new sites which start making me money almost instantaneously. The amount of this instant cash is not that high but I was just really pleased to see that I had the capability to make some money appear in my account as if by magic, on the same day of making the associated website.

    So for me, it's all about knowledge. I would imagine I could rebuild and recover most of my money making Google positions in 3 months time - might even do a little better than first time around due to memories of mistakes made.
     
  8. bhaffiliate28

    bhaffiliate28 Registered Member

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    that is exactly what I am talking about.

    Had you done what you can do now (like you said, almost in the same day)...who knows what kind of success you would have had, but the knowledge you gained allows you to make almost instant success today compared to the past.

    good job
     
  9. unknown00

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    Its wat if u knew years ago wat you knew today would you bank... yes for the simple fact that its less saturation and security measures years ago.
     
  10. grafxextreme

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    I don't see any reason to hamper myself with a 9to5 job.

    For me, it's a simple a matter of identifying a B2B business such as a bank or radio station offering to conduct a seminar for them. Having them pay me an advance, make the arrangements and invite their guests (prospective clients), conduct the seminar.

    All of this can realistically be accomplished within about seven to ten days. Without me accessing any contacts I may already have. The advance would be all I need to pay for food and shelter for the first week until the seminar, the remainder would be enough to last me for the first two months and the business I generate from those who want to hire me at the end of the seminar will get me back on track to where I was before. Figure 20 clients at $2000/mo.

    I can say this because I did this about three years ago when I finally was released from a Non Compete contract after I sold my first consulting firm. This is basically what I did. The major difference is that this time I'm training mini-me's to provide consulting on a local basis while my firm seamlessly provides the actual services for their clients.