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Motivation Needed!!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lewi, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So Motivation is probably one of the biggest things we all struggle with... Especially if we are okay now and dont need to do things today but can do them the next day or the next and can get by and live comfortably and do the things we want after some time.

    So what do you all suggest or what gets you motivated to get it all done in one day and move onto the next thing....

    im talking videos, movies, books, or just phrases etc

    let me know and tell the world.... once you have your M's your all good

    Motivation + Method = Money
     
  2. litning1078

    litning1078 Registered Member

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    Here are some movies that get me fired up:

    Pirates of Silicon Valley
    Wallstreet *Probably my favorite movie of all time*
    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Now, I know the last one is a little odd, but for some reason whenever I watch it, I get motivated to keep on working.
     
  3. ilovenaps

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    Young Jeezy. A little Lil Wayne.

    "a million here a million there I'm a young money millionare.."

    "and i can show you how to make a mil right now..."

    "100 grand on my wrist, yea life sucks, f#$ the club dog i'd rather count a million bucks"

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  4. coreygeer

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    I remember two years ago when I was giving advice to a friend and I was extremely lazy at the time and I'll never forget that. I sat there and thought about it after I had said it.

    "If you don't try then you can't fucking complain so get off your ass and make it work or stfu."

    When I give advice for this kind of stuff I'm usually not a cuddle bear type of person. What motivated me? Having nothing left in the world but a computer. I was evicted, I didn't have a girl, friends, the family was falling apart and sure as hell didn't have money.

    Not to turn it into a life story but I lost the will to try.. I lost the will to do anything after the 2 years of shit that followed when I got out of the army. It definitely wasn't the best of luck and I just completely lost the will to even make an effort to make money online, try to find a girl or do anything. So I did what I knew how to do and I gave friends advice.. it wasn't kind or cuddly advice but it was right and it worked.. then I realized I hadn't been taking my own advice.

    I don't care how ugly as shit your website is or how retarded the product your selling is or even how bad the sales pitch is.. if you make an effort and if you get off your ass and try.. you will make money online. I know a lot of newbs are probably tried of "take action" as advice but that's really it.. that's the one thing that will make you money and that's the one thing that no e-book or method will ever teach you.
     
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  5. springer98

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    For some, I would think keeping a trophy wife (or GF) would be a motivation. At least for a while. Hoochie is a powerful force!

    It really is unfair that women have such an advantage. They have half the money and ALL the pussy!
     
  6. coreygeer

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    Uhhh.. lol

    The kind of women you're talking about are probably not the kind you'd want to date. If a woman EVER becomes the sole reason for wanting to make money online.. then you're doing it for all the wrong reasons.
     
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    What motivates me to work? I enjoy eating food and having a roof over my head.
     
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    I'd be willing to give anyone that needs motivation, a swift kick in the ass. :)
     
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  9. lewi

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    *kick requested*
     
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    A milli!
     
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    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    He.. the best swift kick in the ass? Let them do nothing and get evicted and lose their house, lose everything and maybe JUST THEN they'll realize "Holy shit.. I probably should have done something"
     
  12. etatsitna

    etatsitna Newbie

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    I found getting a day job I absolutely fucking hate worked great as motivation for me.Now it's less a dead end more another revenue stream for the republic of me.

    If you've never read it check out "catch 22" by joseph heller, milo is a shining example for the modern blackhat im'er.
     
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    "If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around."
    -Jim Rohn
     
  14. darklegion

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    What motivates me is the reality that you can earn a full time income online, just have to do the work for it just like any regular job... But making money online gives you freedom and flexibility.
     
  15. recon dude

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    I'm a noob to this board, but not when it comes to getting stuff done, so lemme just drop this in here real quick:

    1st: lowbowman, that's a perfect quote by the Master Jim Rohn. He is a legend and his advice is dead nuts. Well done.

    2nd: lewi, I just read this quote by Zig Ziglar the other day:

    "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily!"

    Take a second to let that sink in.

    In every endeavor in my life, I learned that I was motivated when the following conditions existed in my life, and I'll use only the most recetn example, although it's applicable to any situation:

    1. Desire. I had a desire for a certain thing. Most recently, it was wanting to make just enough money online to make my car payment every month. No more, but no less. Just earn enough to make that damn payment. Screw a million dollars, it was so far out of the question that I couldn't actively visualize it. It wasn't real to me. But $309.70 a month was a realistic, tangible amount I could wrap my head around.

    2. Vision. I could SEE and FEEL what I wanted my END GAME situation to be, and could vividly imagine it. I dwelled on it all the time. Getting that first damn ClickBank check was all I could see. I put my threshold at $300.00, so I wouldn't get the check until I had earned that much.

    3. I made small but MEASURABLE - and DAILY - PROGRESS toward making my vision a reality.

    Here's how it worked for me:

    Came in here and lurked without even being a member. I just read other peoples' posts.

    I went to godaddy.com and bought a domain for $7.99. That took me all of 5 minutes.

    I then downloaded Nvu, a very basic, but also very free web editor. Another 5 mintues.

    Got a $20.00 a month hosting package (at what was then called Frontier Power Hosting). Probably took 20 minutes start to finish (and I didn't know dick about this stuff).

    Got a $20.00 a month Aweber autoresponder. Yet another 5 minutes.

    So far in three days, I had spent $47.99 and maybe about over an hour of my time total if you include me lurking in here.

    Okay, so I built a squeeze page to gather opt-ins, because you guys told me to. One hour because I never used a WYSIWYG editor before.

    Learned how to use Filezilla to upload squeeze page. 10 minutes.

    Setup Thank You page on Aweber. 30 minutes because I'm slow and stupid.

    I then wrote a 9 page free report and gave it away on a couple of forums as a word doc with a link to my squeeze page in it. Two Hours.

    People started opting in to the squeeze page just from the few free forum posts I did. Not many, but I got to see how the process worked.

    I then wrote 11 original articles in my niche (NOT porn) and sent them into ezinearticles.com and article city. Maybe three hours writing and one hour posting.

    Then I used my crappy digital camera that had video capabilities on it to film some instructional videos and learned how to upload them to my computer. Maybe a day's work.

    Edited videos in Windows Movie Maker (free), and put my squeeze page URL in the Title and credits. Two Hours.

    Uploaded videos to YouTube. It took about half a day, because I had a slow internet connection, so I just sat and wrote more articles while they uploaded. Whip-dee-do.

    I then put all of the 11 articles I wrote into my autoresponder. I put a link to my sales page (which I hadn't even put up yet) on every third email, and used those articles as my 'newsletter' (which of course had a "$99 value"). I did this to pressure myself, so that I had to have the sales page up before the autoresponder series hit the 3rd article, or my customers would be clicking a dead link. Not cool for your customers. So that gave me motivation right there. It's a classic Jim Rohn tehcnique; you give yourself a date by which to accomplish something and then go hell-bent on making the deadline - and be sure to have something at stake in the process! That took maybe an hour tops.

    (Now my subscribers were actually starting to get original, quality free content.)

    I then wrote a 39 page "How-To" e-course with a free .pdf maker for my niche (NOT the "Make Money" niche, either) and uploaded it to my server. Took about 10 hrs of actual writing time, but it was my original content and not PLR, so that's why it took so long. Two days before the first subscribers would hit the sales page. Gotta hurry!

    I then built the sales page on Nvu, uploaded it to my server (I spent some time swiping copy from good internet marketers and using the templates and 'feel' of their websites, but my words for the copy for my niche). That took about 4-5 hrs, including the research and the actual writing.

    Got a ClickBank account and got approved for my product the next day. 30 minutes.

    Tested the links in the autresponder series, the squeeze page and the sales page. 15 minutes because I checked them all twice.

    Got my first sale on my original $39.95 info product three days after the first series of subscribers in the autoresponder hit the sales page.

    Now, add up all the time it took me to do this: 39 hrs and 45 minutes. Not even a full week's work.

    In reality, the whole process took me about seventeen days, because I was still working at my full-time job during that period.

    I got 7 sales over the course of the next two weeks, and was JUST SHY of my goal of getting my car payment made that month, because of ClickBank fees, the $300.00 threshold I had put on myself, and the dreaded 10% "hold-back', but a week later I made some more sales, and got my first check from ClickBank for $547.53. This on a list of about 120 subscribers, who I got just from articles and youtube videos.

    If I would've known anything about adwords, I would've started out of the gate even better. But it's all about small victories.

    After that it was just a matter of "kickin' it up a notch", which I strive to do every day.

    Hopefully this is enough motivation for you to at least try to map out your own plan, and was just the 'early days' (last year - ha!) of my business. The entire plan from above came from this place, one little piece at a time. I tell ya, things can grow really fast once you implement a well thought-out plan of attack. I'm really excited about the things I'm doing now, and can't wait to see how 2009 ends.

    Just one IM noob telling his story and hoping it helps. L8rs - recon dude
     
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  16. sherly21

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    if you don't try then you can't fucking complain so get off your ass and make it work..
    i'm agree...