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Is it better to monethize a talent or learn online marketing?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rockme12, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    As my question suggested, I am curious to see what your arguments are. Like I am good at drawing and instead of animating some epic stuff and putting it on youtube, I spent 3 years into online marketing and made $200. Hahah, So I am going back to my skill. Anyway, what kind of situations should call for refining your skill and learning how to monethize it instead of learning how to market online? ( hope I asked it correctly)
     
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    jbinkley Junior Member Premium Member

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    I always say, do what you love or it will never work.
    You need to have a passion for what you are doing.
    So if you have a talent for drawing, go full force with that and look into monetizing it.
    That doesn't mean that you can't monetize your skill online. Perhaps you spend too much time just looking how to do online marketing instead of looking how to get your skills in front of an audience and let others do the marketing thing for you.
     
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    clpik Regular Member Premium Member

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    If you're into art, be prepared for not getting any money out of it for a long time. No matter if you're a musician or painter of whatever. Many people try hard and will never make any big dough out of it, despite a great talent. I guess the point of it all is that you do it because you love it, not because you want to make a living out of it. If you get lucky and land some job that will enable you to use this talent then more power to you. But only i you're lucky.
     
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  4. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    @jbinkley absolutely, might as well do something you love. There are ways to monethize art @clipik, you can make youtube uploads and sell products from the traffic.
     
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    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Both, you need to use both online and offline marketing to monetize a talent.
     
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  6. unclemike

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    You are in a nice position because you can market your passion.
    So do both and make sure you market what your talented at. This will bring better revenue along with fun!

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
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    I say monetizing a talent might be better vs online marketing since marketing alone is turbulent, that is what I do, fix computers and some weeks I make some pretty good money doing it, only if I can do it remotely, but people are nervous about security.
     
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  8. AlexaR

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    I've worked online since 2006, I am not going to pretend I've made hundreds of thousands, or that I'm wealthy in any way. I have gotten by, made enough to pay my bills, travel, all that, and it's all been based on freelancing, never autopilot income.

    I must have done every single thing under the sun, from data entry to illustration, video editing and even voice over work, I've designed sites, coded PHP, everything... I can honestly say, the only times I have actually been successful (monetarily and emotionally) has been when I did things I would have done for free.

    I am primarily a writer, it's what I love to do most, but I tried my hand at article writing, and articles made me miserable, recently, due to the Kindle revolution, I have started writing fiction, primarily to publish myself, but also as a ghostwriter, and I have never been happier, worked harder or had better results. And yes, my own fiction (which I would have written for free anyway) are now passive income sources on autopilot.

    Monetize your talent, it takes a while to take off, but it's worth it, and it pays off.
     
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  9. jorfam

    jorfam Registered Member

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    I'd say learn everything you can about traditional marketing and don't leave any avenue untouched. But why drop the Online marketing altogether. Set up a site using your skills as the service you offer and then market that online! It's a win-win!
     
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  10. rockme12

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    That is amazing inspiration, I bought my tablet recently and plan on doing some animations, creating a youtube channel and later advertise with the seo skills I learned through IM. I am glad you are in that position by the way.

     
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  11. AlexaR

    AlexaR Junior Member Premium Member

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    I wish you the best of luck :) do drop us a link once you get going! would love to see your stuff
     
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    BestarT Registered Member

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    I think this perfectly describes how you feel, you should follow your dreams!

     
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    rockme12 Regular Member

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    Very inspirational video. Unfortunately things like this happens everyday in this economy.
     
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  14. iheartse

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    Always do what you love. You can only sustain a job that you hate for so long. Interest will ALWAYS trump money in the LONG run.

    This rule of course goes straight out the window if you are dirt poor, but, it is proven that from middle class and about, money becomes less and less important to one's mental health.

    So, I say, try to make what you love work with online marketing!
     
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  15. derggt

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    To hell with your passion, it doesn`t bring home the bacon and likely never will. Just focus on making lots of money. Then once you`ve made it, you will have lots of free time and a full belly to delve into your passions at your leisure, without having them be corrupted by the stress and worry of having to make a living off them.

    I know that not everyone may agree, but passion and money are not always compatible.
     
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  16. Major Key

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    actually, they're not compatible at all. and it's a pity...
     
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