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Motivated to make some changes

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by eggplantparm, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. eggplantparm

    eggplantparm Newbie

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    I'm eggplantparm,

    I'm someone that's been stuck at an office they hate for 5+ years. I like my coworkers and the industry i'm in but am sick and tired of being in a place where there is zero upward mobility. Working overtime for people that consistently complain about how bad business is while they are all renovating their mansions and buying new cars multiple times each year.

    So, i've decided to do something about it.

    I decided on IM because I already have sales experience and a basic understanding of HTML and web design from late 90's, so I thought this would be a good foundation. I Purchased an HTML 5/CSS book to refresh myself and reading up on modern web design. I have been waking up at 5am every day for the past 3 months so I can spend 2 hours reading/researching about SEO(both white and blackhat) and affiliate marketing.

    To start I am going to be working on some amazon sites, then perhaps some adsense and then finally some affiliate marketing. I keep reading about people losing their income stream because they put all of their eggs in one basket, i don't want that to happen so i will try to diversify from the beginning.

    My goal is to leave my current job and find a flexible part time job I would enjoy more, once I am making enough supplemental income to support such a move. Then I will reduce my hours accordingly if I am successful in my new ventures.

    We shall see how this goes.
     
  2. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Heya, welcome to BHW!

    Best of luck in your career and wishing to leave your current job sooner :)
     
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  3. widdows9000

    widdows9000 Junior Member

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    Best of luck, I hope your going to make it.
     
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    wizard04 Elite Member

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    Good luck with your journey!

    My advice prepare for the worst and don't give up. It will be hard and there will be moments when you will question your decisions but you need get over them and move on.
     
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    LostConnection Senior Member

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    I wish you the best in your efforts, and welcome to BHW!
     
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  6. zenlagor

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    Hello,

    I recommend you look at bootstrap , its a great framework to work with and you will be making websites in no time. If not then you can always go with Wordpress ;)

    Why not make a journey thread and start building your first Amazon affiliate site today? :)

    Good luck.
     
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    Welcome aboard mate!
     
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    Boostrap is awesome framework to make responsive sites. You must check it. BTW hope you will go well in future :)
     
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  9. eggplantparm

    eggplantparm Newbie

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    Thanks for the recommendation, i'm already familiar with wordpress so I'm going to stick with that for now. I will look into bootstrap at some point though. I started my site a few weekends ago, just fine tuning things and adding blog posts once in a while. Going to work on my second batch of reviews this weekend.

    Didn't think about starting a journey thread but it seems like a good idea, will look into it.
     
  10. lord1027

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    You seem pretty determined to me, I'm sure you won't fail. Good luck!
     
  11. eggplantparm

    eggplantparm Newbie

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    I am, after spending every day sitting at my desk thinking about how much I hate my current environment it really started to grind on me, how the hell am I going to pay for children to go to college, buy a house etc working at a dead end job. I have at least an hour or two a day at my job where I have nothing going on, so i started to dedicate that time to reading up. Then I kind of got hooked and I seem to spend every free minute I can doing research.

    I need to make sure I keep it balanced though, I don't want to burn myself out, I need to save some of that energy for the inevitable times when things aren't going as planned. Everything has it's ups and downs.
     
  12. eggplantparm

    eggplantparm Newbie

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    I have taken the advice of Zenlagor and started a Journey thread. I can't post links yet so here is the non linked version for anyone interested

    blackhatworld dot com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/702372-my-long-journey.html
     
  13. cingcacing

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    Goodluck newbie-mate