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My Birthday Today + My Journey 1 and a half year here and a big THANKS to all of you :)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sk8tavou, May 12, 2013.

  1. sk8tavou

    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    Hello my BHW brothers :)

    Today is my birthday and i wanted to make this thread a long time ago but i choose this day because its kinda special hehe.
    So yeah i am now officialy 24 Years old!
    (Seo Lover will not make a thread about my birthday so i am making my own - Im Joking :p )

    It's nice to see some journeys or success stories so this is mine so far.
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    How it all started
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    Before 1 and a half year i had a website with funny videos. Nothing special. I had no idea about seo about ads about cpa about anything. I only made a website to upload parodies from Youtube. I made some parodies and i was searching ways to get more views to my Youtube videos and while i was searching a result on google got me here (magical moment) .
    I started reading some posts and after some days i was sick :p "If i dont read on bhw for 3 hours i cant go out". I was so motivated with all the things i saw and you know as everyone on the beginning ... I TRIED ALMOST EVERYTHING TOGETHER :p

    You know that when you dont stay on one method success is kinda far and at the beginning of everything staying focused on 1-2 things is the best thing you can do.
    After a lot of testing on cpa-content locking, Affiliate sales+Youtube and other methods i saw that my best bet to start was to sell social networks services.

    Awkward moment at the beggining: I did a mistake when i started here and posted my website trying to sell without a bst (noob mistake). Then a moderator here issued an infraction and somehow my account was ghosted. You can't believe how sad i was :p
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    First baby steps
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    I started reselling services because i didnt had the knownledge to provide a service on my own. After long period of testing i did one of the most important moves i made so far i think. I got ubot professional edition for around 500$ (i dont remember the cost back then) and seriously i am so happy i made this move then because 500$ was a huge investment when you start. I was hardly making 100 max 150$ per month back then.
    I have programming background and this helped me a lot but with some tutorials and the excellent forum they have i built a good arsenal of bots to help me provide more than 50-60% of my services alone. This gave me almost 500-600% more profits + having your own bots is a very big plus in case some networks are updating their website because you instantly change your code and you are always on top of the competition.

    Awkward moment at the first baby steps: My paypal at the beginning got limited. My english on the phone are not so great and i had endless days speaking with them on the phone. Finally it took them 3 weeks to tell me that a document was missing because of a mistake they did... I think these weeks were the most streessfull so far because i didnt had the option to pay my suppliers and my business was staying back.
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    I built my first website and started working everywhere from ebay-fiverr to multiple gig sites+multiple websites. I did my first seo tests with some providers. Some failed some gave some small results (but you know a 4th or 5th page hardly will bring sales) and i have to say a big thanks to Tommy and his service for giving me so much value and helping me so much on this. I nearly owe him half of my journey as his service was the reason i started thinking everything really seriously.
    Now i am here building every month new websites-new fiverr and fiverr clones-ebays and programming bots to dominate networks for promotion hehe :)

    Awkward moments here: Chargebacks -_-'

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    For this year i want to create as many websites as i can and promote them till the end. Sell sell and sell. In my future plans is to get into Cpa and affiliate sales but i dont have much time at the moment :)

    So basically that was it...I feel you as my family and everything happened to my life because of that search that day.You all became my brothers then :)
    Before i find bhw i wasnt making any money at all.

    Only with the knowledge i got from here i went from XXX/month to X.XXX/month and now XX.XXX/month. This is crazy and i have no words to thank you :) Most of it because now i can make my mother smile more!

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    My Thanks to
    Everyone posting great methods here such as netmoney1 etc.etc.
    The greek friends i made here like darkpixel,nikosX,our programming mod etc.etc.
    All the people we have groups on skype and we discuss things.
    Everyone who worked with me so far and everyone giving me the chance to go one step forward.
    All the people who support me ( The support i got on the 1K chargeback thread was epic :) )
    And a big thanks to all the moderators here for keeping this great community!

    Ok enough thanks hehe :) Its late here so if i made any mistakes on the thread i will read again and fix :D
    You know you are on my list even if i didnt wrote something about you personally!

    Have a great weekend my friends and i wish the best for you!

    "If you want what few others have, you must be willing to do what few others do."
     
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  2. avi619

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    Great journey. Really inspiring.
    Happy Birthday!
     
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  3. Riders On The Storm

    Riders On The Storm Senior Member

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    Happy birthday mate. Cheers \/

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  4. MachineLord

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    Happy bday m8! :)
     
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  5. Black.Star

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    Happy birthday and keep rocking.

    Greetings from Germany :)
     
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  6. wolfix

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    Nice post...im in same situation , so i should start to :)
     
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  7. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Congratulations and keep it up! :)
     
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  8. sk8tavou

    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    "Hello sk8tavou,

    The team at Black Hat Forum Black Hat SEO would like to wish you a happy birthday today!"

    Hehe ! Thanks everyone :)
     
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  9. mak3r

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  10. OnlineGodfather

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    Happy birthday and keep doing what you are doing, seems it works :)
     
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  11. jinntana

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    Well done.. soon i want to make my mum smile due to success:D
     
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  12. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Hey what time zone are you in? If you're born on the 13th we're kind of twins:p

    If it was the 12th, sorry I missed it!

    I hope you had a great day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
     
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  13. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    Happy birthday buddy!
     
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    Happy Birthday
     
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  15. sk8tavou

    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    I am on 13th mate haha same day :D
     
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  16. Mrnewbie

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    Happy Birthday and I wish you the best and hope you attain your goals.
     
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  17. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Happy Birthday my good friend! Its been great seeing your progress since we first became pals, thanks for the shout out in your OP too its been a pleasure :)
     
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  18. WizGizmo

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    Have a FANTASTIC day sk8tavou! :)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  19. sk8tavou

    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    Thanks Tommy! It is great to work with you :D

    Haha thanks a lot Wiz haha i stare at the image smiling :p
     
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  20. SmartMan

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    Happy Birthday sk8tavou! Wish you more success!
     
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