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My journey from USD 0 to USD 1 million.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigbong, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. bigbong

    bigbong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm starting this thread to show my way from 0 to 1 million. I?m new to IM, but I have been on BHW for 2 weeks now, so I feel ready. I?m thinking I should be able to do it in 6 months, but I like to be conservative so I?m giving it 8 months. 12 on the outside. Now that you know a bit about me let's get started.

    Day 1
    Plan: Buy domain and set up wordpress. Research keywords.
    Result: Went to godaddy to buy domain. Card declined. Got depressed, went to bed.

    Day 2
    Fresh start. Feeling really good today. Going to buy a domain and get WP installed. Got some great ideas for keywords.

    Result: Card still declined.

    Day 3
    Called mother. She didn?t want to give out her card details. Said she didn?t trust me. Called father, pretended to be Amex calling for a routine check. Managed to get card details.

    Results: Godaddy didn?t accept Amex. Got depressed, went to bed.

    Day 4
    Borrowed girlfriend?s VISA while she was still in bed. Bought coolstuff-from-amason.com

    Results: Realized amazon is spelled with a ?z?. Feeling a little bit depressed, but read on BHW that every time you fail you learn something, so you still sort of succeeded.

    Day 5
    Feeling very optimistic today. Full of energy. Have decided to go with the domain from last night ? have some great ideas for a logo. Did some keyword research and found that ?Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad (920-003070)? is considered low competition. It?s on Amazon for $ 33 so that should be $3 easy money for me with Amazon Affiliate.

    Result: Forgot I needed hosting. Looking into it as we speak.

    Day 6
    Hosting up and running (girlfriend called VISA for a chargeback on mysterious transactions, so could be a problem. Note to self: do backups of site regularly). WP installed. Writing article about the K400 keyboard.

    Day 7
    Article out. Already had 2 visitors according to Google analytics. Waiting for Amazon to approve my affiliate application. Big yacht in Bahamas, here I come.

    Day 8
    Yippi! Application approved. 7 pageviews today. 2 of them may have been me, not sure. Still feeling pretty good about myself.

    Day 9
    Note to self: when keeping backups, keep them offsite.

    Day 10
    Back on new server. Pageviews down to 5, but buying a fiverr gig tomorrow.

    Day 11
    WOW! I mean WOW! 156 000 pageviews today. Traffic from fiverr gig really making an impact. Looking into tickets to Bahamas. Pretty stiff prices ? may have to go with business class instead of first unless conversion rate very good.

    Day 12
    Something odd going on. Amazon says 2 clicks and 0 conversions.

    Day 13
    Guy on fiverr very rude. Told me to sodomize myself with a carrot when I complained about the quality of traffic. Pageviews back to 7. Feeling a little bit disappointed with the results so far.

    Day 14
    I?M ON FIRST PAGE OF GOOGLE! My site coming up on 9[SUP]th[/SUP] place for ?Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad (920-003070) want to buy cheap?. Thinking I should write a new article and target some more products.

    Feeling very happy with the first 2 weeks of my IM life. Will keep you posted on progress.
     
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  2. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    You aren't serious now, are you?

    EDIT: Okay, I guess you're not. Thanks for making me laugh more than in a very long time :D
     
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  3. Theodore

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    Good luck on the Journey! All Ive got to say is dont give up so easily it seems that everything that you've tried to do, you could of done in one day if you set your mind to it.

    A few things, Set up a paypal it will help you out a lot and also i doubt the views from the fiver gig were real thats why you had no clicks or conversations.

    also the biggest thing it seems that you need to do some more research and learn a bit more, Im not trying to ruin your dream but it seems your a bit out of your debt for your "1 million" dream.

    Good luck! :)
     
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  4. Bumder

    Bumder Newbie

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    His 100% serious..
     
  5. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    This has got be a joke seriously. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA :smashfrea good one
     
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    My oh my really!

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  7. Mr Stark

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    You're a funny guy.. When I saw a donor status and first few sentences, I actually expected something from this, but as I started reading... I guess you bought donor with your gf's card too?
     
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  8. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    "Called father, pretended to be Amex calling for a routine check. Managed to get card details." I died. OMG, lol
     
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  9. macblogger

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    AMAZING THREAD !!! :D
    Before opening this I thought...again some 16 or 17 years old billionaire wannabe without a plan but is new in IM and a lot of bullshit how they will earn millions in few months and blah blah blah.

    But this made my day, it's the funniest thread I have ever read, it's so sarcastic many members now think it's true.
     
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    OP, don't get angry, use their posts as motivation, you never know how strong you are until you try yourself to the fullest.
     
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  11. spunk91

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    Hahahahaha, hilarious! :D
     
  12. woodraz

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    "I'm new to IM, but I have been on BHW for 2 weeks now, so I feel ready" ;)

    -- Join Date Dec 2011 ;)
     
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    sodomized-yourself-with-a-carrot.com
    :spank:
     
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    Oh man I had a good laugh, thanks OP. That was awesome lol
     
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    "sodomize with a carrot" I am still laughing
     
  16. absmizan

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    Keep working man you're almost there!:ebay::biggthump
     
  17. SkyrocketSEO

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    Pretty much sums the Journey threads around here, at least this one made me laugh. Big Bong you rock
     
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  18. bigbong

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    Quick apology to those who wrote supportive posts here. The way I wrote it I thought it would be impossible to think it anything but a joke. But I guess a lot of nice members will read 1/10[SUP]th[/SUP] of a journey post and just reply with a thumbs up message. Obviously I never intended to fool anyone or make anyone look silly.

    Anyway, the next time I am insanely bored I may keep you updated on my alter (slightly more demented but very optimistic) ego?s IM journey.
     
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  19. Walmert

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    I believe in you, sir.

    ;)
     
  20. hardcorebiker

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    Please do update from day 15 onwards. You have a cliffhanger there. What will your girlfriend do when she comes to know about you stealing her card? :p