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KNOWLEDGE (and where do you get yours)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hellacious, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. hellacious

    hellacious Newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
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    This thread is for sharing where we do our research, or what blogs we like to keep up with, or what books we recommend.

    I'm trying to make a comeback into IM (I previously had some mild, bill-paying success but success that wasn't per-hour worth as much as I was making offline) after running into some capital (investment capital felt like my largest barrier to success before). Before, I went through internet marketing through a learn-as-you-go style, but I want to switch things around and spend a lot of time researching.

    I could go back to my old method, but I think my time would be better spent if I spend a large amount of time learning, and work through IM projects to continue that learning process, in order to one day (hopefully) come up with an idea that succeeds more than anything else I could've come up without research.

    So, where do you learn? What sources of information have been the most valuable for you? Later, I'll update the OP with a list of suggested sources and books.

    And yah, BHW is great - there are tons of great spaces online - but often I feel like I end up just surfing endlessly when I want to study, intensely, for hours. Sometimes its hard to separate out the shitposts.
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  2. pewep

    pewep Power Member

    Nov 3, 2008
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    Journals + other successful people trumps any ebook you can buy.
  3. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Apr 11, 2015
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    I get mine from peweps threads.
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  4. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    NE US
    All I've done my entire career is find people I know 100% are successful then copy them.

    That's all capitalism is. It's a huge system of smart and stupid fucks all copying each other. Then a small % who go off the rails with crazy ideas and a smaller % of that group who actually succeeds.

    So again, you simply have to find those smart people who are successfully producing massive value (in all it's black and white shades). They're not that hard to find. Then you become a new and better version of them. In a way you clone them into yourself. And then you take everything that they are and you apply it in a field where that level of skill doesn't exist.

    That's whats always worked for me.

    When I got into local I found a girl who was making serious bank. I met her at a homeshow. And I stalked this chick for years. I still do and that's how I built my little local empire. Then later in my career I saw wyattzowkowski .... some kid who was young as fuck at the time uploading videos to YT and making bank 100% online. I also know pewep was actually making money back then but gave up. Then a few other dudes.

    But still, I found out what all these people were doing then just found my own niches and dove head first till I succeeded.

    Today, it's no different. When I built my PBN over a year ago I was stalking at least a dozen different people on this forum. From AlexThePBNDude to hardcorebiker to tommy to netmoney to ANYONE I knew who knew their shit. And again, it took many months but that also started working so now I do that too.

    6 months ago I found some guys doing some really interesting shit to make money. People who were finding microniches, would make their own products, rank them on Google and get 100% of the profits. I did my research and realized "this is brilliant". You can monetize literally anything. The key is just researching markets (lots of markets), finding those gaps people haven't really filled.... then you do it.

    I might have 1 or 2 unique skills I had prior to entering IM. But the most profitable skill I learned is simply how to stalk and peep the shit out of other peoples game. That's it.

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  5. SebiP

    SebiP Regular Member

    Feb 9, 2012
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    Couldn't have agreed more with this. I remember when I was starting, I was only reading about other people success in IM, so that I could see for myself that there is money to be made. Then I started researching their methods and adapted them to my style. One more important thing is to build trustworthy relationships with other people in the field, because even if you don't realize it now, you will help eachother on the longterm with new ideas, and maybe JV together, good luck to you.