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Journey and Advice from a Business man

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by black code, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. black code

    black code Junior Member

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    This is my first time to post a thread here on BHW and I hope I can post more in the future, but I don't know how to start lol

    Well, I'll speak as if I speak to my friends because that how I feel regard everyone here.

    I want to clear first two things:
    1- My English sucks! It's not my native language.
    2- I try here to collect all the tips I've learned and changed my life, not to brag!

    I've learned from this forum way more than any source online. And what I've learned here helped me to gain my first $X,XXX per month in 2010 from my 30,000 UV/day auto blog, but I got slapped when Panda rolled in?. and that was my first lesson:
    Pure 100% black hat won't make you rich for long time.

    For the records, in 2006 I wasn't even able to speak/understand English! The education in my country sucks regards other languages! Add to this there was no reason for me to learn it then, but there was two things that have forced me to learn English without even take any courses:
    1- Trading and the love to earn in my blood! (I do business since I was in school selling things to other kids lol)
    2- I love movies (this how I learned English, by hear and read the translation)

    I've improved my language more and more by only CHAT with friends who speak English and from my love to the movies by comparing what I hear with the subtitle!
    I'm not perfect yet, do my best to be, even it's hard to master any language you don't use it in your real life, and just use it to speak it online!

    Okay back again to the MONEY! Not like most of the guys in my age then who was searching for porn online and chat with girls, I thought that MAYBE there is a way to make money from this, so I started searching on that (Google as I remember had that stupid mouse logo) and I started with PTR, HYIP, MLM?.etc and all that crap since that was the popular things.

    I tried everything I thought it was good, and that's how I learned now how to filter the bad. Not everything shining is gold!

    I can say that's a lot of things changed in my life since 2006 until now, from a guy who can't find a good job and only have a dreams and a lot of hopes, to a CEO of a company in Dubai 2010-2013, other IM projects beside my importing company now that own.

    What I want to say here: You can do it, if you have a passion to be something and never let those life-problems rocks that you hold on your back bare you under it, make a ladder from them!

    Okay enough about me here, I don't want people think that I want to brag! I just wanted to give a motivation for people who think they can't do anything or they are losers, you are a loser because you want to stay a loser!

    I'll summaries the past part in those tips:
    1- You can learn ANYTHING if you take it seriously, and you won't take anything seriously unless you have a purpose and a passion to be something.
    2- First, learn one thing about everything better than everything about one thing! Life can drive you to something better and you were planning to do different thing.
    3- To succeed you must be creative and add your own sauce, copying others won't make you better than them for sure!
    4- Pure black hat is short term, period.
    5- Master one thing, and then try another.
    6- Don?t plan too much, it won't be 100% the same ever as you expected, it will be better or worse, but it's never ever as you expected, so don't be so sad if your plan didn't work, and don't brag or think you are a genius if you made a bank.
    7- What works today, won't work tomorrow; follow up what's up but focus in your niche unless you have the power and the time to master another.
    8- The 30-70% rule, focus on things that you can do it with 30% effort but can bank 70% and never do the opposite, you will lose at the end.

    Okay that was my past, what about now and the future?
    Now, I manage my own importing company in my country and some online business too, I was doing CPA since 2011 (yeah black hat)
    But now I want to start my "gray hat" traffic from PPC and other sources, and also I've started with the social networks, since I started to hate google day after day, and the SEO became mug game now, and to do it well need a lot of money not as before.

    What I want do in the future is Pinterest!

    Why Pinterest?

    2 months ago, I didn't know how good it is! I just saw some selling Pinterest accounts here in BHW, and what didn't make me really want even to learn it is those $5-10 daily journeys that's pop up every day about Adsense+Pinterst! I thought it's for noobs or for people who will be happy with $150-300/month until I found Healzer's journey to achieve $1000/week! I said to myself "Now this is interesting :D"

    So I started following his thread with a doubt that he just promote his bot, but he was putting daily a proof, and he even told us how he do the same as he does!

    But I wanted to try this, and to stop reading, because I believe that no one can learn how to drive a car by reading a book! You must try and learn by doing, and that?s what I did.

    I started my first account, it was with a fake name, I wanted to promote my Affiliate website, and started searching on that website which looks for women only, I wanted to see what others were doing, how they promote their websites, what they sell and how many followers they have and so on, like a war I want to start and I studied the battlefield first.

    I found that I was wrong when I've created my account to promote my website,specially with a man?s name, so I have changed my account name to a nice American female name with a nice pic for a girl in the 28y age, and started to create some boards and I've downloaded Healzer's trial bot to play with it and see how it works with everything, and from here everything changed to be easier, but if you have a time and not lazy ass as I'm, you don't need bots if 1-3 accounts enough for your target.

    Then I've created 15 boards in total in 2 weeks not once, and I've deleted my old pins about my products from my website that I wanted to promote, because I learned to keep this later when I have more followers.And the most important is to post high quality pins, by high quality pins I mean photos with a value and related to your board subject, if your board about braid, don't post pins about high heels! Pinterest is not going to welcome your spam or at least you won't make any success!

    To make it easy to understand, I'll break it down to 3 tips sections:
    A- What I did first before I start:
    1- I searched on BHW about Pinterest, I've read every useful thread. (there Is no complete info source, you must collect some from here and some from there)
    2- The same thing on YouTube. (when I'm tired of reading, I love to hear, and one photo can tell more than 100 words)
    3- I've added Healzer on Skype and blasted him with questions lol. (he is so friendly and kind to answer everything even that I didn't bought his bot yet)

    B- What wrong things I did:
    1- A male name account. (women trust each other when it comes to fashion for example)
    2- Started with few boards about what I want to promote and just pinned my stuff! (This is huge mistake, who give a shit about what you want to sell?) And you waste the power of Pinterest by pinning for few followers.
    3- Boring and long board names! (I found that long board names sucks! So make it short and sweet)
    4- I found that I wanted to promote and my domain name both are sucks and won't work!

    C- What good things I've done and learned:
    1- I learned that if I pinned quality things, it will return back to me as a lot of followers (I've gained 200 followers in 2 weeks doing nothing, all from my past pins and my account was 100 followers only)
    2- Keep your account under one theme or subject (don't make a mix account for everything in the world! Won't work for sure)
    3- If you make your account legit, more people will follow you back and even some will follow you without you follow them first place, just because your account provide quality!
    4- There is two type of niches that you can do in Pinterest, niches for Adsense, and niches for Affiliate (Amazon and so on) so don't make pins about things people won't buy online and complain that your Amazon website don't make sales!
    5- I leaned more by doing, and testing.
    6- Now I have clear idea about what I can promote there and what kind of niches are better for me, I didn?t ask anyone to spoon feed me, I tested and learned from my own errors.

    And the thing I suffer most from, until now, is to understand the women?s taste,lol.
    Really! I mean sometimes I pin things I think it will be a buzz and all will like it and re-pin it and NOTHING?. And when I pin something I totally don't like they go crazy about it!! WHAT!!! lol
    So I think men will suffer with Pinterest, women and girls, good luck! Its piece of cake for you ;)

    I want to finish this by say that Pinterest is just an example, and there is a lot of good choices but I don't have to time or the man source to do all, and I still can't trust others quality because I'm so picky in my work.
    Whatever you want to do, do it now! Learn from your mistakes, your success is a mix of 30% reading + 70% takes action! You will learn 300% more from your mistakes and from your DOING not reading.
    There is nothing called super proven noob friendly method! Stop fall in that crappy threads and WSOs that made only to sell not to educate anyone.

    So here is what I want you to do:
    1- Think about which method you love more, not what others say.
    2- If it's need capital do you have it?
    3- Start with the minimal with that project, don't go crazy and build a HUGE project, you will fail.
    4- If you have enough info (no one have) read only here in BHW about that topic, don't jump from Adsense to Amazon to PPD to CPA to email marketing, you won't learn anything.
    5- Put in your mind that you mostly will fail in your first try, so don't lose the hope and try the other method which will face the same fail and so on all your life, if you fall stand on your feet again and continue walking in the same way, that how you will arrive!

    Finally, I hope it wasn't a long boring one, I tried to make it useful and full of what I think it will help you to change your life as I did.

    Good luck everyone!
     
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  2. DTZNL

    DTZNL Junior Member

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    I'm glad to hear you've had such success. You've come a long way, not just with the work you've done but also with your understanding of the English language. You may say it sucks, but it doesn't. Sure there's some mistakes here and there, but speaking as someone that deals with people from all over the world; trust me, compared to some people your English is amazing.
    Good luck with all your current and future endeavours :)
     
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  3. Fewski

    Fewski Registered Member

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    Honestly if you would have told me you weren't a native English speaker, I wouldn't have known. Congrats on your success and thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. watchthisspace

    watchthisspace Registered Member

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    your english is really good. i wish I spoke another language as good as you can speak English. how long did it take you to learn it?

    your journey sounds like its been really well planned. what are your goals?
     
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  5. black code

    black code Junior Member

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    Learning any language is just like bodybuilding! your achieves up to how much effort you put in. I tried books before but I was forget the vocabulary very fast, I really don't know how much time it took from me because it's up to what level you talk about, until now I still learn, but now i just add more words to my vocabulary which improve my language daily :)

    My goal now is to make $200/day then $500/daily but i really have no limits, but all will be clear after i reach my first target.
     
  6. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Your goal $200/day... then $500/day.... hope that you keep updating this thread until you meet your goal. Good luck!
     
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  7. watchthisspace

    watchthisspace Registered Member

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    anyone who learns a language like you did impresses me. learning a second language is on my to do list with loads of other things lol.

    looking forward to this journey
     
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    thesmashge Power Member

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    Hope you update your pintrest experience regularly in this thread.Very useful info.
     
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    Great journey, congrats and good luck.
     
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  10. black code

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    Thanks all! i'll do my best to update this when there is news...
     
  11. shanna_doll

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    Are there any news ?
     
  12. algorre

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    Don't wanna be aggressive but if you're so successful and your own company is running well, how (you should be busy) and why do you continue IM? Also, most part of the time, those that say they are successful in the half part of their thread post a little proof ! But best luck anyway :)