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Losing The Faith

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jozvaldo, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. jozvaldo

    jozvaldo Junior Member

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    Morning People

    Just wanted some inspiration / advice / anything really lol!!

    I've been on here a few years now and like most people have read and read and read to the point of information overload. That said I'm not one of these people that hasn't tried any of the methods - some of been slightly successful - others not so successful but the point is I have tried and continue to try on a daily basis. My ex wife left me with around £20k of debt and two young children - I work full time as an IT support consultant and try to cram as much IM in as possible in the evening when they are in bed. My aim has been to make as much as a dent as possible on the debt so that I can give them the quality of life they deserve as they are amazing and have kept me going throughout :)

    However having tried various methods etc some of which I've sunk a lot of time and money ( I didnt have) I'm still not any closer to earning on a daily basis or making a bh chunk that will help make a dent!

    I am pretty good at site building but cannot get customers to save my life having tried messaging people on facebook, contacting through local directories etc. My question is do I give up or is there somebody here that can help me out as I'm seriously starting to lose faith - especially when I read that people are making money so easily....and I can't. I'm not stupid lol just obviously doing something wrong.......
     
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    If you need help you can pm me.

    Hope you'll succeed in IM.


    Never Give Up.
     
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    For you OP

     
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    Krafty Kyle posted this image a bit ago. I think you might need it for a bit of inspiration.


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    You may need to just find one model and stick to it instead of trying a bit of everything. With children, perhaps something with more stability than the "quick buck" methods. Something you can create, build and then focus on marketing.
     

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    Want some advice, don't get married again.
     
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    Took me 3 years to start making decent income online. Before that it was about $200 a month, sometimes $10-30 a month. You just need to stay in the loop and keep hustling, something will come up and you'll hit it off.
     
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    "You may need to just find one model and stick to it instead of trying a bit of everything. With children, perhaps something with more stability than the "quick buck" methods. Something you can create, build and then focus on marketing"

    How true... I still have to learn a lot... A LOT!! And be more patient and concentrate more to only one project per time.
     
  8. jozvaldo

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    Thanks for the humor guys (laughter always helps) - not so sure about all the pm's from people offering me 'help' for a payment though......
     
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    Don't pay people for 'help'. If anyone has read your post properly, it's clear that you don't want to spend any more money, and quite rightly too. I agree with LaLore - find what you're best at and stick with it. You make websites, that's great, perhaps instead of trying to make custom ones for people, make adsense sites and build up a portfolio of money-making sites that you can keep or re-sell for a profit. Or, take some time (not money!) building your web design sales site to get traffic for keywords that will bring customers to you.

    Also, a lot of the real money-making ideas are not explicitly shared on here, they come from being creative and putting a spin on existing methods etc; be original and it will pay off.

    Most importantly, don't give up. If you have the passion and the drive to make it work, it will work. Best of luck to you. :)
     
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    That's tough, that's why I'll never get married, in today's society the law makes marriage attractive for women and a huge risk for men. Sorry to hear about the debt.

    As for trying to turn things around, I'd try to go as white has as possible. Create something that you can sell on flippa eventually. That should only be the secondary goal. The primary goal should be to produce something that is content-rich and gets traffic.

    Me personally, I avoid all this backlinking and black hat stuff. Might work for a few months but Google can render your months of work useless in an instant and you are left with nothing of saleable value left. My guess is that all your efforts so far have not left you with any assets at all.
     
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    You should consider partnering up with another member

    Sometimes its just a matter of having somebody to bounce ideas off
    or show where you are going wrong

    PM me if you just want a chat and maybe we can exchange some ideas
     
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    If you're not making progress after years of trying, you have to make a major change in strategy, which might include accepting that you're just not cut out for IM :

     
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    Appreciate you guys taking the time to write back. Seocrab I totally agree with you - in fact I have spend a good few months building up an adsense site with good quality content, links etc but I'm only getting a couple of visits a day with no clicks (its soul destroying trying to find the magic formula) - I'm not greedy lol!

    Nanavlad - good point I am actually in the process of making another post in the hope that I can get together with someone and hopefully find something that we could both bring to the party and help benefit each other.
     
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    Just don't give up , ever!
    thats the first rule of being an internet marketer ;)
    Sooner or later you will hit it off!
     
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    From your post, I see clearly your problem. You are a technician, a programmer, and most likely also a good man. But you are not a businessman, not the marketer...

    Having said that, the best thing you can do is to partner with someone who has the mindset you are missing, but misses yours (for example guys who have great ideas but are lazy, or guys who are great in selling but can not develop a single line of code..)

    That will solve your problem. Good luck!
     
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    It took me over a year to start making some cash again from the last time I even made 1 sale on clickbank. Luckily Im still in highschool, so i have some time left.

    What I'm trying to say is, I've dealt with the info overload. Lol Believe me, thats why it took me over a year to make anything again.

    You need to really decide on ONE thing, and ONE THING ONLY. Set some goals, learn what you can, and implement that into action. You're going to screw up, but thats good! Because you'll learn from your mistakes, and know what to do next time.

    For me, it was keyword research. I made the noob mistake of using broad match instead of exact, then later on i chose a horrible keyword to try and profit with, after that i got a good keyword, but screwed up again because there was no value to it.

    Now, heres my tip. Just relax, take a deep breath. Look at the method you came across, pick out 3 that seem interesting. Now ask around, get an estimate of how much work/time/money you need to invest. then chose one thats sutible for you atm.

    Work on it, and i mean WORK ON IT. HARD, AND SMART. then when you make profit, invest some of it to get more, then once you have that method going good, and you know alot, work on something else at the same time.

    Pretty soon, you'll be set. When i got started with clickbank, it took me 2 months to start making sales. Most people would give up within the first week, but because im stubborn and dont see myself having a real job, i kept going! Now, im finally starting to see sales.

    Dont EVER doubt yourself, once you doubt yourself, its all over. Trust me :/
    I doubted I could get a gf, now here i am, since the 4th grade (now in 12th) and still dont have one.
    I didn't doubt that I could reach my goal with clickbank. Now here i am, making some cash again.

    Dont give up OP. Keep going!
     
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