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Income goals

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by scottbd, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. scottbd

    scottbd Registered Member

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    If you're looking to make internet marketing or SEO your full-time job, don't shoot for a ridiculous goal of $10,000 a month right off. Make your immediate goal to replace your current income. If you currently make $10.00 hr at your 9-5 job then you want to try and make $1,600 a month with IM. Once you hit that goal you can quit your 9-5 job if you choose. You will now have more "free time" to go after your next goal. Shoot for something like $3200 a month and so on.

    Be realistic with your goals and they will be a lot easier.

    Good luck.
     
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  2. WonderKid

    WonderKid Junior Member

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    Why would you want to quit your 9-5 with $1,600 a month? To live in poverty? Bust your ass and do both. Methods die all too often so there is no reason to think that stream will last.
     
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  3. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    He's saying if your current job pays $10 an hour, that's $1,600 a month.
     
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  4. WonderKid

    WonderKid Junior Member

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    Yeah, I understand that. I just don't think it is wise to advise people to even consider quitting any job unless they had consistent income like that for 6+ months.
     
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    I said "Once you hit that goal you can quit your 9-5 job if you choose."

    The post was aimed at people in a $10hr. rut that do not like what they're currently doing. Sorry if I confused anyone.
     
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    Sombrero Senior Member

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    True, I'm looking to make 800+ per month,
    that's 200 per week. Achievable for me.
     
  7. youmakeme

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    Goal setting is a good move but to realistically hit $10,000 a month you would need to be creative. Look at the potato seller.. Can't believe that someone is making $10,000 a month just for selling potato with customized writing. Therefore it is important to be creative and set a realistic but slightly higher income goal. As the saying goes, if you cannot hit the moon, at least you can hit the stars. Think Brian Tracy has some good books on Goal setting. Try to read it.
     
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  8. mickyfu

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    What confused little moron came up with that saying? It would be impossible to hit the nearest star. I think you should stick aiming for the moon.

    Shoot for the moon and if you miss at least you will end up face down in a pile of shit in a farm field.
     
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  9. youmakeme

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    Well at the very least you have tried. If you take the average lifespan of a person to be 80 years and half of the time you are sleeping, you would have only 40 years of time that you were awake. Minus the 20 years when you were a baby and teenager, you would have only 20 years of productive life left. Don't be afraid of failure while setting income goal but fine tune through your experience in failure and improvise it. But while making income goal, be realistic and make sure your day job has you covered on your daily expenses need.

     
  10. Tuff Dreamer

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    They saying shoot for the stars I hit Jupiter, and now I'm working on my next galaxy.
     
  11. RakeItIn

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    You need to diversify your income first before you quit in the case that some of your methods crash. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  12. Ramse

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    This is a nice advice. When you set high goals, when you don't fulfil them, it comes with a huge disappointment!