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My Lifechanger - Taking action NOW

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by The8deadlysins, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. The8deadlysins

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    Hello my appreciated BHW-Member!

    Before I start, I want to introduce myself a little bit.
    My Name is The8deadlysins. I enjoyed my life to the max untill 2 years ago and now I want to change many things and therefore I choose the name The8deadlysins. I partyed every weekend, met a lot of girls, where drunk many times, smoked weed and chilled a lot with my friends. I never had much money and sometimes it was realy hard ( I slept in my car because I did not know where I could go to sleep and I was ashamed to ask my friends to sleep there) but I managed to survive through shitty jobs and saving money being a student.

    The only smart move was that I knew I will by no means spend my whole life being employed so I looked for: how to make money online. 99% of the results that I found were clickbait and scams so I thought you can never earn money online. One day I decided that I want to write historical books so I started doing so and I started to sell my first book. I only earned 2.99 but I felt like a mother f***** genious haha So still being broke I did this as a hobby and worked my shitty jobs to survive. I was still looking for legit ways to make money online but nothing worked although I tried many things.

    One year ago I stopped partying because I met my actual girlfriend and we are still together. At that time I also found that Forum and I started reading nearly ANY kind of Post under the making money/ journey section. (OMG I have more than 10 80-paged notepads fully written xD) I started building websites and I found some great tutorials on youtube so I made my first webpage and it realy looked amazing ( I was so proud omg). I made no money out of it, because I promoted a clickbank product I did not like and I made many errors ( Theory vs praxis) but I still learned a lot. I still wrote books so I made my first page about my books and I managed to sell some books and through trial and error I now make 500- 600 $ per month with that. And this is my actual situation.

    I now have about 20 books and they go ok but I also have to pay debts (100$ per month) and I have to support my girlfriend for paying our rental fee. So I cannot use any of that money that I earn through my books as it goes directly into the survival costs.

    This is what i earn each month

    Website + books = 500 - 600
    Fiverr = 20
    Applike = 10

    = 530 - 630 . My costs are 500- 600 so if I rly save much I have 30 - 130 to spend on other things


    The Real trigger for me was that my girlfriend is pregnant and I have to take the responsability of my life to care for my future baby. No chilling, no excuses, no other distractions just taking ACTION.
     
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  2. RuthSam

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    Welcome aboard :) And good luck with your business. You really need to grow it if you want to make a living from it.
     
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    Day 1: This is my action plan so far
    1. I want to create a good social media presence for my books and myself as an author. I did only promote my books through amazon kindle and therefore social media is the next important step. I had ''dead'' accounts because I Only posted the covers of my books and never interacted. So i create Facebook. Pinterest, google+ Twitter, Instagram, Gravatar and I start doing a podcast from scratch again.

    2. I want to get more reviews on Fiverr so I will lower the prices and try to provide cheap good services to get reviews.

    3. I want to make a huge group for Applike. I am using it actively so I and others I invited profit from that. Is it allowed to post a thread for asking people to join your applike group at bhw? Because BOTH profit from that as I and all others I invite get 25% of the points.

    4. I have a instagram account I created for fun and it has 1300 followers. I am a passionate gamer because games took my depressions away when I felt realy bad and I am realy realy good at games like clash royale, yugioh, Hearthstone, etc. I try to find a way to monetize that and I used to stream once at twitch but it is too time consuming I guess.

    What I forgot to say: I also want that YOU profit from that !!! So if you do not take Action, do it NOW !!!!!!!!
     
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    hey OP
    nice little story u have there, i enjoyed reading it. how old are you if you dont mind sharing?

    good luck :)
     
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    Thanks a lot ! I am 25 years old and yes I realy need to take action NOW which I will do. I know that I did many things wrong in the past and the thought that I cannot provide properly for my future child just destroys me so I have a HUGE motivation to prevent that to happen.
     
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    Hey buddy, Very inspiring story. Best of luck for your future life. May this baby bring a prosperous new era in your life. A small suggestion that, if you are really good at games, then try for gameplay videos, tips and tricks for strategy games like clash royale on Youtube. You can earn good from it.
     
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    yeah dude just, keep fucking reading bhw, i'm 18 and have been through worst, eventually you'll see plenty of methods, so depending on your time and money, decide which to pursue. i don't know whether you're faking this all so that people will feel sad and approach to help you or explain methods to you, IF you are, then trust me, no one actually gives a fuck about that. been there.done that. Honestly from what i've seen so far, is that you have to read and researach and test alot in IM, and work your ass off till you're proficient in that field and then bank while you sleep. obviously a lot of sweat and hardwork is involved in that. i myself am going through shitty circumstances, but after a while over here at bhw, i now know what to do and what not to do, and hopefully i will be able to achieve financial independance, though not much is required in the country i live in. check this thread out, it's good for newbies,

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/the-ultimate-blackhatworld-thread-repository.915304
     
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    Hey OP, nice story you gat there... you could share this thread to any of your old friends living that crazy ass life you were living before to motivate em too, also help grow your friends too with your spare time. You can't make money alone, besides you also get to make new friends here too... More money to your pockets mate :)
     
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    Good luck mate
     
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    Best wishes to you and your family, good inspiration for others. Hope you keep this thread updated
     
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    Are you sure Applike is worth the time you put in? It's not paying that much and I guess you'll be better of building a stable business in that time.
     
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    Thank you all for your comments !

    I may give it a try ! So you mean I just create a youtube channel and upload videos and guides. I will put this on my to do list =)


    I appreciate your honest words and I do not fake anything. It was just my life and I want to be completely honest with you guys because I also want to give value back. I do not know if I will make it that I reach my aims but I will be completely transparent so you guys can profit from that if I make it ! I also appreciate your link to the guide and I will take a look again at it but I will focus on a few aims and make them right because otherwise I have million ideas and do nothing :(

    haha realy wise words my mate =) Jeah I will tell my old friends but first I have to be sucessfull by myself to show my friends how to be sucessfull. And My aim on this forum is to get value( all the information and the great people) and also to give value ( follow my journey and maybe do a twist to get your own better results)

    Yes I will keep this thread updated ! No matter if I fail or make it!

    I am not realy sure if it is worth or not. I like the concept because you can invite people and both profit and it is practical when you just follow and unfollow or do similliar no brainer tasks and use applike to make a little extra money. But I can also understand your point, that I could do other stuff instead so I realy do not know if it is worth or not ^^[/QUOTE]
     
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    I'll take that as my motivation thread! I hope you will never give up!
    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you guys ! And I will never give up!!!

    Day 2: I created :
    - Instagram
    - Pinterest
    - Twitter
    - Facebook
    - google +
    - Gravatar

    On Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter I followed people of my niche and I did my first posts

    On Facebook I just created the account and my fanpage and I looked for groups of my niche

    On google + I just joined circles of my niche

    Still to do for today: Look for blogs / forums related to my niche

    Question: How can I motivate people to buy my books? I read something about the 80/ 20 rule = 80 % valuable content on social media and 20% promotion so I will first give and then (maybe) receive. But how can I motivate my followers to interact with my books and maybe buy them later and not only liking, commenting and seeing my homepage etc?

    Extra: Someone ordered 1 gig for 20 $ so I may get a good review and a good amount of money for that but it takes 1h for me to fullfill that gig. But it is still great!

    To do tomorrow: Create a podcast and upload it
     
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    Maybe you could publish excerpts of your books that end with a cliffhanger. You'll have good chances that the people that read that excerpt might have an interest in buying your book. I guess I already bought more than 10 books last year because I read an excerpt and wanted to know how it continues :D
     
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    Hello again ;)

    I ACTIVELY DO a lot of work so I had not so much time to post on here.

    I got 3 Gig orders on Fiverr for 35 !!!!! Dollar each so I made a nice extra amount of money ( Jayyy !!! :D )

    I also uploaded my podcast with libsyn and I watched a lot of additional videos on how to market on social media (besides all the notes of blackhatworld )

    My follower count is growing each day and I am actively getting followers who start enganging more and more.

    Realy nice idea ! I appreciate your input and you brought me to the idea of taking a video where I introduce my book and include a cliffhanger ! This is why I love blackhatworld, cause there are many smart people that bring you brilliant ideas:D

    I publish a new book in 3 weeks so I start to create a promotion plan. I post much in groups and try to get much traffic on my podcast so people can know me better and understand why I write my books and also know more about me.


    Question: What is the best Promotion strategy before you publish a book ? =)


    Regards

    Therealskill
     
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    Nice work mate
    good to see you have taken action where many fail to do so.
    Best wishes to you and congratz on your pregnant gf !
     
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    Thank you ! This is the best Tip I can give you all ! GO FULL IN and DO DO DO DO DO !!!!!!!!!!
    I also wish you and your family the best !

    Update: ( If I forgot to list up something I am sorry for that ! I am super tired now because I only sleep 4-5h a day in order to reayh my dream )

    I got another fiverr gig for 20 Dollar ( Jay =) )

    I continue growing my social media accounts.

    I had to proofread my newest book and I will release it in 2 weeks ! It is the third book of a series of 4 so I try to think of a promotional move to advertise my previous books of that series!

    I created a new website and Implemented a Newsletter. A realy important thing I did not do is Creating a GOODIE for your newsletter so others are much more motivated to find out more about that goodie in exchange of their email-list

    I created a Youtube Video (OMG My First Video haha ) and I know that it does'nt look realy professional because it is filmed with my smartphone and I only cut it with windows movie maker but Yeah at least I started to upload videos

    To Do:

    Create more videos

    Think of a good promotion for my book in 2 weeks and also an promotion for the older books of that series

    Create a REDDIT Account ! I did not pay too much attention on reddit but after seeing a video I recognized how AMAZING reddit is ! I will definetly do my research on that

    Figuring out why my lipsin Podcast did not get submitted to itunes: I started my podcast on lybsin but it did not get uploaded on itunes :(

    PS: 2 weeks after my book was released I will tell you guys how much I earned with it ! So I try to motivate myself so that I do not make myself look ridicilous haha ;D

    I wish you all a nice day and much success with your projects ! Just take Action !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Edit: I thought of creating a group for all blackhatworld game enthusiasts so we can show the gamer world who whe are hehe ;)
     
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    $600/mo are still better than nothing.
    Take a job for a few more months to have a bit more cash :) work 24/7 and u'll be fine