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My 1,000th post - my internet marketing story...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by veheme, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I see people telling their stories when they reach a thousand posts. I guess it's my turn...

    A year ago, I lost my college scholarship. It's such a big blow for me because I come from a broken family. It's like this, my father has attitude problems that has caused at least 7 out of his 9 children out of the house. 3 out of 7 are below the age of 18 not to mention that my mother was also put out of the house. You see, he has a standard that everyone must adhere to or else you'll be given a boot. Basically, I treasured this scholarship because I don't receive a single cent from my parents anymore and I have to work full-time while studying full-time in order to finish my studies (it's actually an irony because I usually give money to my mom despite having a hard time living on my low earnings).

    When I lost my scholarship, I turned to God for strength and direction. Being a man of faith, I usually go to Him not only in bad times but also in good times. I was still able to go to class despite not being able to pay yet but I can't enroll in the next semester if I haven't fully paid for my debts. In order to save money, I would not ride any transportation to go to school but instead, I would walk a kilometer heading to school and another kilometer going home. I find "In Christ Alone" and "Still" as my two favorite songs to sing when walking :)

    When enrollment period started, I still had no idea on where to get my money. Finally, God answered my prayers when I learned about online academic writing. I signed up and started a few gigs here and there. My first salary was just enough to pay for my debts and get me enrolled. It was an awesome feeling.

    After a couple of months of writing, I decided to shift from academic writing to SEO writing. What differentiated me from the other writers is that I also wanted to learn more and understand more especially on why I was writing these things. That is why I always befriend my bosses and clients in order to learn more about what they do and how they do it. In a few months, I was doing SEO myself based from what I have learned from them.

    In a few months, I put up my own article spinning service. I hired a few friends who are unemployed but they are talented writers. I put up another service and hired another set of friends who are unemployed but are talented when it comes to data entry and doing stuff on the internet. I then put up my own SEO company based in the Philippines and it is currently ranked inside the top 5 for all its keywords (and it's contending against major SEO companies in the PH). I can't say I'm an expert but I believe I have learned from the best (special recognition given to Robert Clark).

    When I look back at where I am a year ago, I can truly say that God has blessed me with much especially considering everything happened in just a single year. I also give credit to BHW for being a community that is ready to help.

    Right now, my main inspiration is to earn more so that I could support more children who are in need of quality education. I believe I mentioned this in some thread that I am supporting 15 fatherless students (I prefer to support only students who have no fathers because I believe they are the ones who really need the support). I have been a member of BHW for 7 months and the time I spent here was truly worth every post. Thank you for everything BHW community. May God continue to bless us :)
     
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  2. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Congrats on your grand mark :D
     
  3. refjaf55

    refjaf55 Regular Member

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    Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Pretty inspiring :)

    I wish you all the luck in the world to do well because part of your earnings go for a very noble cause.
     
  5. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    Thanks guys :)

    Yup. Thanks man :)
     
  6. shoaibahmad9999

    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    Inspirational buddy. :)
     
  7. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    Good to hear that my story inspired you :)
     
  8. AceKing

    AceKing Registered Member

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    wow 15 kids, your the man.
     
  9. RA-ONE

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    keep up your good work
     
  10. walandio

    walandio Senior Member

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    wow dude. your join date is 6months ago.. and yet you managed to post a thousand.. man you are a good writer.. anyways, you got an awesome story dude. by the way where you from?
     
  11. ugjunk

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    Congrats on your success. I guess hard work has no alternative and it pays off very well in the long run.
     
  12. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I'm from Davao City, PH :)
     
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  13. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great post bro and keep it up!
     
  14. grantrux

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    Well done buddy and keep leading by example.
     
  15. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Power Member

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    Really very inspiring. If we had just few more people like you on this earth, it would have been a much better place to live at.
     
  16. harry911

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    Congrats, man! Quite inspiring :)
     
  17. walandio

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    wow.. kababayan.. would be glad kung sasali k s fb groups nten mga pinoy bh ser.. PM me i'll give you the link if ever..
     
  18. 10zen

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    That's some achievement and strong spirit.
    You not only lift yourself up from your situation
    but also lift your friends up.

    Congrats and hope you become more successful
    and be able to support more needy children.
     
  19. ironiK

    ironiK Registered Member

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    In God We Trust.
     
  20. pofigy

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    Proud of you bro !!
    May god with you all the time !!
    And my wishes