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My 1000th post, My journey from a noob to a Full time Internet Marketer

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rajthepositivelife, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    Hey buddies,

    It feels awesome to be writing my 1000th post on bhw, I was a noob in IM when I joined bhw 2 years ago, since then I have been trying to learn from stuff that is shared here and trying to implement a small percentage of the huge ocean of knowledge on bhw. I said - "a small %" because the information here is a gold mine and Its not really possible for anyone to implement all the great stuff that has been shared! I feel joining bhw was one of the best things that happened in my life !! I would like to share my journey and a few lessons I learnt on the way.

    I know there are a lot of people who do 9 to 5 jobs and dream of quitting them 1 day to be full time IM'ers. I have been there for a long time and always dreamt to be a full time Internet Marketer...... and now I have an Internet Marketing company of my own since last year! To give you a little background, I worked in a Fortune 500 company as a Sales Manager for 2.5 years and was drawing a hefty salary there, I decided to quit it last year to become a full time IM'er. Although I still dont make as much as I did in my job, but I enjoy being in this profession :), One of the reasons for this is, that I invest the earnings back into my IM business. and I am sure, with consistent efforts and a will to achieve, I should be doing better as time passes by :) I am very happy to share with you all that I am shifting my company's small 2 rooms office to a 600 square feet rented office by March end this year!! I started making money online(read pennies ;)) almost 4 years ago, with a blog and adsense on it, and the journey was pretty slow till the time I joined bhw. Bhw is really a gold mine, not just because of info shared here,but because, there are some very wonderful people here and I have made some awesome friends !! I really believe the information shared in Jr. VIP was something that helped me a lot, The Jr. VIP contains some very great stuff and Its a great way to contribute back to such a great forum!

    Some of the stuff I learnt along the way:

    1. Keep Trying, you will succeed !

    It happens that people try something and when it doesnt work, they give up. I would suggest, keep trying again and again, you will definitely be successful.
    Just to give you an example, When I wanted to get my bst thread approved, I failed twice, I didn't hear back from any mods for weeks. I really didn't want to give up because I believed in my idea.
    I didn't give up, I worked upon the stuff, improved upon it and got successful the third time! I was the first person to start providing facebook fans for fanpages here ! :)


    2. Investment is important, It is like taking a calculated risk

    There is a quote which I really like -
    "There is no Free Lunch" , you dont get something for nothing. IM is something which does require investment, Initially, when I joined the forum, I didnt have much money to invest, I started doing odd jobs through "Hire a Freelancer" section, The odd jobs were of wordpress (Since I knew wordpress through blogging), forum posting etc. I invested the money I earned from these things into buying softwares such as Scrapebox, Bookmarking Daemon, Tweetattacks, private proxies etc, The more money I got, the more I invested back, It really helps.

    3. Dont quit even if you are scammed, Remain careful though

    You might meet people who would try to scam you, but dont just quit IM because someone scammed you. I ask you a question:
    "If you are driving your car, and the car meets with a small accident, will you quit driving ?" I believe you will not, so the same should also not happen with IM. To share my example with you, When I was a newbie, I had a few people not paying me after I did the job, but I didnt quit, I had been scammed for 1000 $ on a single day last year, It was a big shock for me, but yeah, shit happens.
    The best thing to do at such a situation is, "Learn from it and Move on" !
    Its advisable to view at the posts/post counts/rep/itrader before you deal with a person, although you can not be sure how the deal is going to be, but these pointers do help.

    4. Be open to ideas and add your twists and tweaks

    Its always good to be open to ideas, that helps you in having a broader perspective, A lot of good stuff is shared here, you can try those by also adding your twists and tweaks. Adding your twist and tweaks can help you create your own methods for generating income streams for a long time. Think a little more/deeply on the concepts that are shared here and you might be able to add a few tweaks to them!

    5. Network with people

    Bhw has a lot of genius people as its members. I have personally spoken to a lot and sometimes, I really feel amazed to listen to their ideas!
    You see, a person can not be an expert at everything, so networking with others help in creating win-win situations for both.

    6. Use "Invert Funnel" Technique

    Normally, we have a habit of reading more information and implementing less. If you imagine the broader part of funnel as - We read a lot of bhw threads and try to improve our knowledge more and more, and we tend to implement less. This is what we normally do. If we invert this funnel concept.
    That is if we focus on implementing more instead of reading more, it should definitely help. See image below to understand the concept better.

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    7. Don't think of reasons why you cant do it, Think of ways - "How you can do it?"

    You see, some times it happens that we get a good idea and somewhere we feel that the idea is good enough for making a good amount of money, but we start looking at reasons "Why we cant do it?" Instead, at that moment, if we take a pause and start thinking about the different ways through which that idea can be made a reality, It would definitely change the way you are playing the game ! For example, it might happen you feel that you dont have enough money to invest, how about trying the "Hire a freelancer" section to get some money or how about doing a JV with some one? If you start looking for solutions, you will find many !! This reminds me of another quotation with which I would like to close the thread:

    Where there is a will, there are many ways !!​


    I am grateful to all the bhw members who have helped me reach this stage of my journey !! Thanks for all your help and support!! Thanks to all those people who kept sharing awesome stuff from time to time that helped me in growing my knowledge base! And also a big thanks to the moderators for giving so much of their time to make this forum one of the best forums in the world ! :You_Rock_
     
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  2. MrPines

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    I'm probably the biggest 'noob' ever to IM. I work a good job and make very decent pay.

    However, I want to do this. I will succed, but it's just clearing that first hurdle that seems so difficult!

    Your post has inspired me not to give up.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    I am glad to know that you got inspired !
     
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    Thanks , this is awsome.

    I hope you will be part of BHW long time
     
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  5. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Love the funnel picture bro!

    Congrats and good luck in your future!
     
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  6. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah sure, Bhw is an important part of my life now ;)

    Thanks buddy! :)
     
  7. imperial444

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    Nice invert tunnel technique. Picture is great. Very motivational. This picture shows when you got enough information to work it's better work then keep gathering more information. This will lead you to nowhere...
     
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    subscribed.........
     
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    Congrats Buddy ,
     
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    Congrat buddy. And congrat for moving office!
    I hope to tell a successful story too.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
     
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  11. cloudy

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    Nice story bro! Like the sayings :) just out of interest, how much do you currently make a month to date? How mant sites do you have just the one?

    Cheers
     
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    I thank + rep you for this post, because i remember buying from you, and you are more than a descent person to deal with !

    Success Trully Deserved

    Congratz for the 1k th post !

    Wish you the best !
     
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  13. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks bro !

    I am glad to know that you got inspired !

    Well, any amount you earn always seems less ;) . I mainly have 1 site.

    Thanks so much buddy !! I am glad to know you were happy with my service !!
     
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    Nice post man, good to see you're doing well!
     
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    I would love to see the funnel implementation and this is apt for me.I will definitely work with invert funnel implementation from now.Thanks a lot for guiding me to go in the right way using your technique.
     
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  16. pokerjk

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    Congrats man. Number 6 very important and I need to do a bit more of that.
     
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  17. boom1

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    you are right implement more, I read so much my head hurts sometimes , implemetation and trying again when you fail is the key
     
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  18. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks buddies, I am glad the post helped you :)
     
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    Congratulations on the 1000th post Raj. The invert funnel technique is inspiring. Good luck!
     
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  20. cooldude2020

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    Congrats on your success bro! :)
    The Invert Funnel method is very interesting!
     
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