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If you tell me to eat lima beans, I'll eat lima beans!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gotstano, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    After reading a similar post from a guy who's been at IM for 14 months with no returns, I find myself turning to the panel for advice and direction. I have also been striving to generate an income from my computer through reasonable, no MLM means with basically nothing to show for it for about a year now and frankly, after a year at this, it's becoming embarrassing. I DO feel that I am very close and just missing a few pieces of the puzzle to be able to start connecting the dots. I turn to the members of this forum for help.

    Here is my resume:

    I am reasonably competent at setting up websites, cloaking, photo shopping, creating videos, implementing video SEO and I would say I have all the basic IM technical skills down. I have even written my own eproduct (on paydotcom) that I did not take from another product and what I teach actually works. (I have my wife totally dominating her niche on the net where we live)

    I have read Brad Callens SEO ebook, studied Profit Lance (for a year) I have an Aweber account and an IX webhosting account, I read "Daily Profits" by Greg Schmidt. I have implemented what I have learned and I just seem to run up a bill with adwords every time and go from "good" to "poor" within an hour no matter what I do with my h tags or my title or my content. My landing pages are getting 3 seconds of activity most of the time and I just don't see how the PPC math works out to turn a profit.

    Affiliate marketing is basically the niche that I am committed to becoming successful at.

    I don't have a large budget, but don't mind starting small and working my way up.

    I have "Google revenge",
    "Commission blueprint" and
    "The secrets of Earning online"
    Waiting to be read, but I wanted to ask your advice, before wasting more countess hours reading, highlighting, bookmarking, writing profound notes in the margins, implementing and going back to the drawing board.

    I am totally committed full time to becoming a successful Internet Marketer and after a year, I still haven't given up.

    I don't screw off all day, I work at this all day and my wife and family support me 100%. I'm actually probably harder on myself than they are.

    I come from running a business that earned me 10k per month, but those days are behind me now.

    Can someone please offer me some very specific advice that I could use to start turning a profit before the end of the year? Even $100.00 per week that I could build upon would be exciting.

    I am a 41 year old man and I don't mind writing landing pages that say I'm a woman with eczema as long as the refunds are low and the product delivers, but I wouldn't pretend to me renting an apartment on Craigs list in order to get credit report commissions as far as my ethical limitations goes.

    I don't judge anyone here and don't want this thread to turn into anything about that.

    If you tell me to do something very specific, I will do it. I don't care if its selling your Clickbank product. If you are willing to help me succeed, I don't mind at all.

    Thanks to all,
     
  2. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    do your research man, im sick of these stupid threads being started!
     
  3. proroy

    proroy Junior Member

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    Do blog commenting for me @ $0.10 / blog comment :D ...lol...I cant offer any better suggestion than that ...
     
  4. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    This is my first thread of this kind after a year of doing "my research."

    How very arrogant of you.
     
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  5. fabio

    fabio Regular Member

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    I'm not going to be one of those guys that say hit the search button but I do have to say just try one of the methods available on this site.

    I would say I pretty much suck at IM and haven't made much money with my main (whitehat) sites. I don't know how to code, make websites, design stuff etc. HOWEVER, I did take an idea from this site and spent maybe a couple of hours on it and made $260 from it (no it wasn't ewhoring). So all I can say is just find a method that doesn't involve any cost (other than time) and try it.
     
  6. nessa2shoes

    nessa2shoes Registered Member

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    Hey Gotstano,

    The very best advice I could give you right now would be for you to join ***********, which is run by several of the best Blackhatters on this forum.

    There are methods galore in there - both whitehat and blackhat - some with the potential to earn a few dollars a day and some that will deliver financial security for life if executed correctly. You'll also find all the help and mentorship you need in that forum, both from the moderators and from other members.

    There really is no better way to get started and the outlay is almost irrelevant, given the returns that are available to you with a bit of work.

    Good luck!

    Ness
     
  7. Choronzon

    Choronzon Power Member

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    Yeah I will second that.. it was the best thing I did.

    Just a word about adwords, how much testing are you doing. If you just throw ads up and hope to hit, then move onto the next thing when you lose your shirt then I would say you need to be split testing your pages, tagamuchi testing or whatever else kind of testing you can do. 99% of your pages will suck but occasionally you will find a winner and then you just throw everything you can muster at it. The secret to adwords from ALL the experts I have seen and read is test, test, test, and test some more.
     
  8. misterajc

    misterajc Registered Member

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    I notice that in all your discussion of your web skills, you didn't mention content. Either give up on your ethics and start using serious black hat methods, or consider putting some meaningful content on your web sites.
     
  9. nessa2shoes

    nessa2shoes Registered Member

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    It's probably also worth mentioning that some of the most exciting methods on *********** are actually white hat, with loads of long-term income potential. So, you wouldn't have to compromise on your moral line-in-the-sand in any way.
     
  10. hoont79

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    post ads on craigs list renting an apartment for credit report commissions....oh wait
     
  11. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    Trust me. I'm about there. Michael Andrews from Profit Lance states to focus on the skills and the monetization will come.
    I really do feel that I'm very close to clacking this elusive code.

    Thanks for posting.