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Looking to enter the IM world / have investment $ / don't know where to start

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eknaej, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. eknaej

    eknaej Registered Member

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    Hello,

    The title says it in a nutshell:

    I'm looking to enter the general -possible lucreative- IM world. I'm currently working -since years- mainly as an offline affiliate in the online gambling industry and will be having some online portals running -also affiliating online gambling- in the near future. Those portals are my first steps in real 'online IM world' and I'm sure I'll reach some level of success as I believe I'm surrounded by the correct people in bringing those projects live.

    However, since I personally believe that the online gambling industry overall reaches/will reach a saturated market level, I'm looking to enter other IM 'markets' / areas. Fx. adsense sites, cpa sites, clickbank affiliating, amazon authority review sites, coupon sites, etc... .

    I'm not looking to start from scratch as a noobish guy like I did in the past when I made my first steps into online gambling affiliating. I have some starting capital / capital to invest (5 figure amount) and want to use this to fx. buy existing stuff and built out that further into good successes (no idea further for what exactly I could use my starting capital).

    My issue: I have little / no experience in overall IM. Therefore I'm looking for people/IMers that can guide/consult me, bring me a (clear) path in the general world of IM, show me potential most interesting areas to work on, make me help evaluations to enter IM areas, etc... . I'm even open for possible partnerships, etc... .


    With this thread, I'm not looking for 'general' answers as one could find in other similar threads that are going on (threads: "what-would-you-do-100k", "what-would-you-do-50k"):

    - "I would um.. set up about 50 authority sites and make them big as hell.. also I would invest in some professional (like real pros) PPC guys and products.."
    - "40k adsense authority sites, 20k clickbank mini sniper and authority review sites, 20k amazon authority sites, 10k zeek rewards, 10k CPA sites,..."

    I'm looking for more in-depth answers on questions like: authority sites in what area, what kind of CPA products convert good / are worth working on, what kind of amazon authority sites should i be looking at, what are the real pro ppc guys, etc... .



    Let me know if my thread/ questions make(s) sense. Contact me if you have the knowledge to guide me/teach me. Contact me with whatever that pops up in your mind that could help me. I'm also interested in hearing 'stories' from people that started / entered the IM world like I'm doing.

    Thanks in advance.
    J.
     
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  2. darkstar69

    darkstar69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    so in other words, you don't want to get 'general' answers but you're looking for someone to spoonfeed you?
     
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  3. eknaej

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    'Spoonfeed' sounds a bit as a weird word with a negative connotation but guess you can phrase it like this.
    However, am not looking for just an 'easy' way if you are heading this way. I'm looking for a most 'optimal' way. I'm eager to learn, I'm pretty ambitious in whatever I do in my life. Whatever am start working on project / life wise, it's with Full Force.
     
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  4. Neo240

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    It takes time and devotion. And some investment too if you want to go big. And No one will spoonfeed you here. Prepare to be flamed soon.

    I am out.
     
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  5. eknaej

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    Hi Neo,

    Thx for your reaction. As all serious things in life, yes am aware this as well would take time and devotion. As said, I'm looking for guidance in spending that time and devotion well. If nothing comes out of this post/thread for me, I'll just dive into the dozens of things I've gathered in the IM jungle outthere and choose the self learning path. About the flaming part, am aware my post possible doesn't make sense in the eyes of (some) people inhere as it can be seen as a sensive subject (as I'm looking for detailed info/specific answers). But can you blame me for looking at possible 'short-cuts' / a more time-optimal way of approaching things?
     
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  6. Neo240

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    I like your attitude. Most people would have started shouting by now. I recommend going through the TOP Replied threads In the money making section, CPA and Youtube. That should give you a basic Idea whats its all about. It took me 6 months to grasp all that is important fully. And if you want to go with CPA, then join offervault and go through their resources. There are also tons of downloads on CPA and Offline marketing in the download section. Read the top threads after sorting by replies. And if you got money to spare then join ppccoach or mediabuys coach. But prepare to face losses in the beginning.

    But honestly everything is already there in BHW. I could probably show you some links for getting a grasp of the basic concepts. Add me on skype. I will be online a few hours after now. If there is a question you want to ask, feel free. But I wont have much time though. Also you could just message me there too.

    Cheers and hope you get success faster than the most of us.
     
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  7. darkstar69

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    the other way round is the way to go.
    you should first dive into different things and go the self learning path.
    then you will make own experiences and you will be able then to ask specific questions to get the specific answers you're looking for.
    of course it's understandable that you want to take a shortcut, but when you're honest to yourself you will see that you're just too lazy to go the proper way.
     
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  8. eknaej

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    Thx for the constructive response. I've added you on Skype
     
  9. eknaej

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    You are obviously entitled to form your opion on me based on my short post but if you would know me better you wouldn't descibe me to be lazy ;-)
    Hard working, 6/7, 10hours/day-guy here looking for possible future opportunities.
     
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    about ppc, some imer who had been quite successful told me that he tool face to face lessons and when he started doing it, he lost like 5k. But that was him, further ppc will be too risky. I suggest that you invest in some traffic generating software, then make a landing page and start promoting cpa offers. If you cant made em yourself then pay someone to do em for you

    thanks
     
  11. darkstar69

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    i don't know you personally (at least i think so) so of course i can only build my opinion about you from your posts.
    and you even admitted that you basically want to be spoonfed.
    but nontheless i wish you all the best and good luck on your IM journeys.
     
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    Good luck investing your money.
     
  13. eknaej

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    thanks
     
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    You have already started at the right place. Good luck
     
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    If you dont know how to harvest information,internet marketing is not the field for you.
     
  16. eknaej

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    Thanks for the reply pirondi.
    I do know how to harvest information. I'm looking for (clear) guidance through the jungle of information that is out there, I'm looking for consultancy in putting things more transparant, I'm looking for help that optimizes the time and devotion I'll put in.
     
  17. eknaej

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    Thanks
     
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    hey there. I sent you a PM regarding my plan. i'll wait for your reply.
     
  19. eknaej

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    thanks
     
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    Best investment when it comes to IM must be JR VIP and time imo.