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My preliminary exit from Internet marketing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Kamikater, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Kamikater

    Kamikater Junior Member

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    I'm not active anymore in Internet marketing. I had a lot of experiences, but none of them was promising enough to sustain a constant flow of income.

    I used to talk to people and tell them:
    I would feel so great that I am the only one who doesn't have to work for a boss, because now I am the awesome Internet marketer. Well, I still don't have a boss but I'm making real money off-line. So I gave up Internet marketing to finally earn actual money outside, in the off-line world.

    What I found in Internet marketing was not wealth but that you have to make a lot of visitors come to your site to make a little bit of income. This is due to the tiny revenue you get from advertising.

    I tried a lot of concepts that could be based on this approach:

    First, find something you are passionate about. Second, do market research for suitable keywords. Third, create a website and optimize it for the keywords. Fill it with "good" content and put advertising on it. Do search engine optimization.

    Problem is that not enough people come to make a decent income from that.

    I did that approach with 20 websites. I made about two dollars in advertising revenue each month.

    Sometimes I earned nothing at all. You cannot just go ahead and scale this. Because after all you have to create content. If you want to automate creating content you'll have to invest.

    I once created a lot of accounts on Twitter. Having had the pain in the ass inserting all those captchas, all of them got banned one week later.

    Alright, comment as you see appropriate.
     
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  2. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    First dibs on anything your selling :p
     
  3. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    What were you promoting and to what industry? If you were selling junk, you are right - most people would not come and those that did will not buy.

    I am an email marketer. I do not work on driving traffic to my site (other than email) and do well. I sell legit and needed products to an industry that I know very well.
     
  4. chatmasta

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    Hey man, if you've got something else going now and it makes you money and you like it, stick with it. :) That's a rare find.
     
  5. Kamikater

    Kamikater Junior Member

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    I was "selling" information and entertainment "for free" online, no products like an ebook or something physical. By visiting a layer ad showed up so each visitor brought me income. But the content itself was free. I am still running those websites.

    Don't you have to have each email recipient's permission to send him "spam"-mails? Having sent mails to all on a list, don't you need to buy new addresses? Do costs and revenue balance each other with surplus for you?

    Here in germany you have to get permission for sending emails except there is a presumed acceptance of getting the mail you send. And this only applies to B2B. eMail ads B2C is almost always a taboo here.
     
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  6. stressfree

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    Yeah msot people IM dream is a complete pice of B*S*. Stress away maknig $3k month for the next 40 years.....WTF is that about? I see so many peope so happy becasue they made $50....Not realizing they could have $300 flippnig burgers in that same time and had more fun.

    Goal make $1-$2m next 2-3 years G.T.F. out and retire! That's it.

    Why grind away for the next 40 years hoping to retire? Crumbs..what did thet guy say on Con air about insanity? HOW TRUE IT WAS!
     
  7. kbos2hm

    kbos2hm Junior Member

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    I made £25 last year not great but a good start that cost me about 400 hours of work meanwhile i use to work in a shop and make twice that in six hours the money side doesn't bother me that much any more i enjoy playing about and the competition since i stooped being a baby and checking everyday weather a my page rank had gone up and whether i had made any money and now have more than one stream of income and i make a little money im happy with that for the time being.
     
  8. ihatecaptcha

    ihatecaptcha BANNED BANNED

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    work hard!You will see all your hard work in no time!
     
  9. Kamikater

    Kamikater Junior Member

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    Are you japanese?
     
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