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My Journey to Financial Freedom

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by bck000, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. bck000

    bck000 Newbie

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    Hello, I am looking to quit my teaching job eventually but first I want to build my own online business. This way I can be financially free. I have been lurking on this site for awhile now and have finally decided it is time to start building my own websites that will convert into real $. My goal for this year is to get to $1,000 a month by December. I am going to try a variety of methods to see what works for me. My first try is to use the Aliexpress plugin for wordpress and see how that goes. I also believe I will start an Amazon affiliate at the same time.

    If anyone would like to be a mentor to a very driven individual and you have a methods that you are making way more than $1,000 a month with that you would like to privately share with me, please do. I will not share it with everyone unless you do. I could use a great mentor that knows a lot about making money on the internet.

    I have my own successful hot air balloon ride business but it is seasonal where I live and moving to an area I could make more at it is not currently an option.
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What do you mean hot air balloon business.

    This might be the most interesting thing ever. Seriously tell me more.
     
  3. bck000

    bck000 Newbie

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    I own a hot air balloon. I give people rides during the summer months. My location means the weather is only good enough to fly 35-50 times in a year. Most of those will be flights with myself and two other passengers, I do not have a large ride balloon like the guys in Arizona/New Mexico.
     
  4. kriwil

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    good luck with your journey
    $1000 a month is not difficulty, Hard and smart work mate
     
  5. bck000

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    Update for week 1. I have setup two websites with the alipluggin. One is in the outdoor gaming niche and the other is technology. I am researching social media pluggins trying to find one that will work for my advertising. I could use the social rabbit one developed by the same guy who made the alipluggin or I could go with something else. Anyone have an suggestions?
     
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    Good luck OP!
    Actually making money from IM is not so much easy task. For these purpose must you have to work hard and you have to follow different strategies. I'm also an internet marketing specialist. Dong these job since 2001 and still making above $3000 per month. In the first starting I worked hard that's why I'm able to making these amount. Wish, you'll also able to do it. Please try to start highly targeted journey.
    Please keep update. Must I'll comeback.
     
  7. bck000

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    Have my 3 sites going. Tried to buy the social rabbit pluggin but had problems getting paypal to work with recuring payments. I have not had the time to figure out what is going on with that. Also two of my websites I installed wordpress to the wrong link so I broke my website for a few hours till I figured out I needed to move the files a step up on my server so the site pointed to the correct index.

    Still have no made any money. Only had 100 clicks on the site. Most of those are probably me.
     
  8. benmo

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    Interested to see how it goes! I've recently started my own blog to document my progress, so we're at a very similar stage of our journeys!
     
  9. T0miZ

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    I wish you the best of luck on your journey. Keep us updated and don't give up, you'll breakthrough eventually :)
     
  10. artemis42

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    Ah a very new journey. Following for regular updates. And honestly, I think you should try something in the hot air balloon niche. Instead of a seasonal thing, try making it a more luxury thing. You don't know how the rich think and they might just buy it.
     
  11. bck000

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    Sorry I have not updated in a few days. I have my 3 aliexpress websites still going. I made my first sale today on those! One of them broke however. Somehow the header images stopped working. I need to figure out what is up with that.

    I started a second venture. Since I am a history teacher I started a websites based on historical photos. I am using adwords for that one and facebook to drive people to the webpage.

    Lastly I am not sure how to turn the hot air balloon into anything other than seasonal rides. For a few weeks I thought I had landed a gig to fly on a cable tv show. However it fell through due to the TV shows insurance (grrrr). However, this venue near my house and I have been talking about me doing some tethered rides for their events during the summer. Which would be awesome! As long as the weather works out.
     
  12. bck000

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    Small update.

    I bought the Social Rabbit plugin for the ali express plugin. I like it but not sure it has really helped at this point.

    I am having a hard time getting people to like my history facebook page. I have boosted the page and three posts but all I get are a handfull of likes on the posts and not responses/page likes. I see others in the same niche with huge followings. Kind if frustrating.
     
  13. bck000

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    So I finally setup all of the social rabbit. No new sales recently. However I did pickup a book from my local library, The Laptop Millionaire, pretty interesting book. Once I get done with it I am going to try a method or two.