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Journey of a College Student - I want to be INDEPENDENT!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by software248, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. software248

    software248 Regular Member

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    So yeah from the title you can see that I am a college student. I am studying somewhere in the United States and I am a computer science major looking for a minor in economics and/or marketing. My family is great but I hate trying to count on them, I want to be independent and be able to afford my own tuition, housing, food and anything else that I need. Here is my journey and I hope that from this I can keep track of my progress, get help, help the BHW community, and perhaps even motivate a peer to do something similar.

    How much do I know about IM?

    Right now I am 18 but I started all this shenanigans when I was around the age of 14. I read a lot, especially on the journeys of BHW, and my brother helped me get started as he was the one who showed me everything. Although I have had some success I felt like I have also had a lot of failures which makes it that much better. I earned some money and then lost it all and then earned some back. I have done things in CPC, PPC, SEO, Youtube and Ecommerce although none of them have had huge successes so far.

    What am I going to do?

    Throughout the summer I saved up over $3000 and decided to invest in some sites that might take me to the next level. This was suppose to be a safety net in case something happens to me, however I believe that without risking something you will not get anything back.


    Here is what I have in terms of sites:

    Ecommerce Site: I acquired an ecommerce site for $175 that runs off of Joomla and Wordpress. Good design and everything but the thing is that the site is stagnant and I have to apply for new suppliers and dropshippers. In short, this is still a work in progress.

    Seo Site: Got the site for $600, the site sells seo packages in small groups. I use fiverr and other freelancers to give the workload to in order to earn a decent profit.

    2 Affiliate Sites: Purchase the two affiliate sites for a total of $1200, they both have good rankings for their respective keywords on Google. They also both show really good potential.

    Total spent: ~$2000

    Will keep a daily record of money earned through these sites and what I will be doing each night. Hopefully I can update this thread once a day and answer as many questions as I can.
     
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    im interested in this journey in the long run.... pm me
     
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    Damn, rarely see people invest so much in the beginning. Should be a good journey!
     
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    Large investments! Good luck, I'm serious to see the progression of your affiliate sites that you purchased.
     
  5. software248

    software248 Regular Member

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    Haha, I hope that it goes into the long run. Wait...why do you want me to PM you...maybe I am not understanding something here.

    Well Like I said, I have done a lot of internet marketing before. Plus I am a college student so I cant exactly start from scratch as I only have so much time that I can spent into these projects.
     
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    I hope that these affiliate sites do well too. They cost the most and they seem to have pretty high potential as well.
     
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    good luck man im a college student and I know feel I dont wanan graduate with a ton of debt and my parents wont support me cause I wanna transfer to a more expensive school cant really blame em. Ill be following this for sure you sound like you know what youre doing if you dropped 2k lol
     
  8. software248

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    It seems like a lot but I think that if you want to succeed you can't put in a little bit of money and see where it goes. Since I have already done some things related to all this IM things I know a lot more than most of the beginners. This means that the investment I am making are better and more thought out.

    Good Luck to you too!
     
  9. theRanker

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    I'm 23 now.

    I started when I was 21 with $200. I now make a full time $ from the Internet while I study in university at the same time.

    You need nowhere as near as $2k but I guess it wouldn't hurt. Hope your investments turn out well for ya man.

    You are only 18 but definitely seem to be very motivated, something many adults don't have at all.

    P.s. Can't believe you joined BHW when you were 15! I was busy playing Starcraft then lol.
     
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    Good luck! :) I also recently started, but I don't think I have as much confidence as you. It seems like you know what you are doing, and I hope it ends out well for you.
     
  11. software248

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    Yeah, I know of people who can accumulate that much money just from the internet. I have a lot to invest because I spend my summer working, which is good since now I have some capital to put into this.

    I play starcraft too...haha.

    Thanks for commenting!
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey :)
     
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    Wising you luck on this and I will follow along. Hope that you can become independent as that is what you do deserve.
     
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    I was an independent, until the battle of Serenity Valley...had a cool brown coat.
     
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    Day 1

    Didnt do much today. Had a lot of studying and things to do, however I did earn some money (although very little for the amount spent at the moment)

    Money Earned: $1.79 (Affililiate Sale)

    * So about the affiliate sale, it is such a small amount because what I am affiliating is a monthly product with a small first month fee. This means that for the first month I will only get $1.79 in commission however, if the person continues to purchase the software monthly for the full price I get monthly affiliate commission.

    Total: $1.79
     
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    Thanks Man,

    I really hope that I do well too and hopefully not have to ask other people for things!
     
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    Thanks Man, Appreciate the support!
     
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    Day 2

    So for Day 2 I am doing simple SEO, I have GSA along with Scrapebox so I use these two to give myself a little bit of constant SEO. Although people do not recommend using these automated software I disagree. I feel that if you do this at a slow enough pace you can get good links.

    Money Earned: .48 (Adsense)

    Total: $2.27
     
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    It may look small on paper, but experience is worth a lot in this type of business.