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My revelation on making money online.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by altschule, May 11, 2011.

  1. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    I started playing a computer game circa 2001 (12 years old) called Delta Force 2 and joined a squad that actually had a website. I was AMAZED at this fact, that something small could have an actual website! So immediately, I wanted to know how to do this. GeoCities hooked me UP! I dragged and dropped my ass off, bragged about it, and people were impressed. I learned HTML and started whipping stuff up in Notepad and got to the point where I could do anything with it! I got into Photoshop, 3d Studio Max, Bryce... got work with local realtors, lawyers, even put ads on e-bay for a $99 website. I loved doing it, and started making money! Then I realized what I was offering for $99 was what corporations couldn't do for thousands!

    not even 6 months later I started learning PHP. Bought a book, typed out the examples, but what I really learned from was finding a script that did what I wanted it to and actually breaking down WHAT it was doing.

    I decided to go to school for graphic design and web development. Paid my tuition by doing just that... doesn't make sense, does it?

    You can read BHW all day, every day, most of it is motivation and ideas to build off of. It will give you the basics, the fundamentals of our business, but the big picture that you must take from it that it is all in the idea, and all in the numbers. It's ALL in the numbers, baby.

    In my opinion, if I had wished someone had given me this advice when I started, this is what I'd want them to say:

    Work your ass off to find something that starts to make you $1 a day. Write down what you're doing, track what that helped, or hindered. Whatever you find helps, keep doing it (DUH!) - Whatever hinders, STOP!
    Change stuff around if you're not getting what you want, again find what helps and what doesn't and do as above... (DUH!)
    Traffic is everything... Where is all the traffic online? YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist .... most of all? GOOGLE!

    The point is, it's all really, really, really, really simple, once you get down to it. But it's like Golf simple (get the ball in the hole with a stick, right?)

    Don't think about it too much. Just do what you love, and the money will eventually flow.
     
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  2. xthoms

    xthoms Regular Member

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    Motivational story.. I'm also starting to earn money online, though till now it has been by outsourcing and then reselling, but I'm also starting to see my site earn some adsense money. Not a lot, yet, but I keep improving my site
     
  3. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    That's great to hear, but what I'm talking about is this: You get paid for what you're good at. Online, offline, it doesn't matter.

    Don't sit around and wait for that magical moment where someone posts something on a forum that is going to make everyone a living... that's just retarded. Use your head, think logically, keep it simple, and build income.

    You could call it the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid) method... but it's more like:

    DUH!
     
  4. th1221

    th1221 Registered Member

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    That's the thing - we live in a time where information is at our fingertips in an unprecedented way.

    This can most certainly lead to "Hamlet" syndrome, where we try to grab more and more information on things, only to realize that we haven't really started doing anything.

    Great post, OP.
     
  5. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    My point being.

    You don't even need to as much as make an account here to make a living from the information provided, but everyday there's a post on "Spoon feed me on how to get started"