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ITT: Post your failures

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ijof9, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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    Mines so far, in 2 months of BH:
    1. 4 domains I do nothing with
    2. $500 wasted in adwords with no conversion
    3. almost 15 days of intense building websites, $4.
    4. banned 4 times on Facebook (I'm pro at this)
    5. banned on Adsense
    6. other bans probably awaiting
    7. red tons of crappy PDFs which benefit me in no way whatsoever. for example, i don't want to build a god-damn e-mail list. are we clear?
    8. the occasional fail at trying not to think this is just the beginning

    I feel bad when I loose time, money or take bad decisions. But for some reason, when I get a ban, a weird smug rises on my face.

    What's your failures so far?
     
  2. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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    What, you people don't fail?
     
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    blogdev BANNED BANNED

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  4. maramald0

    maramald0 Newbie

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    - bought 100 .info domains, forget about it, after a year all the 100 domains renewed automatically - banned 3 times from facebook - banned tons of times from twitter - banned at least 10 times from youtube - hundreds of $ wasted in adwords, just discovered that I targeted a product I was not able to convert - hundreds of $ wasted in smaller PPC networks, just discovered they were a fraud but now I'm better about tracking clickbots - started a test, forget about it and discovered after a year it converted really well, but the trick is nomore working - I fail at least once a day, it is the only way to learn something new
     
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  5. AutoBlogger

    AutoBlogger Power Member

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    In IM for 5 years and still haven't tasted 5 figure a month :(
     
  6. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    * 3 failed businesses offline (followed by 2 successful ones thanks to learning from mistakes).
    * Failed at most things IM although starting to try again.

    Those are the big 2 for me, however I am learning from my mistakes as I approach the middle of my life.

    I always follow the failures up with the single most brilliant thing that I have accomplished - getting married to the best woman in the world and having some cracking kids that in comparison to most kids I see are near enough angels ;)

    Learn from the mistakes and remember the age old saying: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
    Even Albert Einstein must of hit hard times, even he came out with: "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

    Chin up, have a week break and then get back to it :)
     
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  7. gianni

    gianni Junior Member

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    There is no failing, there's just giving up.

    Have you given up OP?
     
  8. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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    Maybe it's time to buy articles.

    No, and I won't at least up to the point I recover all my investment and more.
     
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    edgematch Elite Member

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    I liked that...:)
     
  10. ifonly

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    Same here. But I contacted registrar (GoDaddy), and they gave my money back
     
  11. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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