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My Success Story + Stats

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The illustrator, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I've been a member of this beautiful forum for almost three years now. Although I haven't posted much, I've spent countless nights pouring over the plethora of information available here. BHW has taught me MANY things and I really feel I would be on an entirely different career path if I hadn't been turned on to this place. I signed up to learn a thing or two about balckhatseo and selling on Amazon. 3 years later, and I am completely uninterested in black hat seo as well as Amazon. I have since started my own product line & eCommerce site which has COMPLETELY changed my life. Here's a screenshot of my Woocommerce sales report to show the kind of revenue I've generated in the last 6 months alone....
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    I've been lucky enough to get my product into the hands of a major distributor in my industry, and that has definitely help fuel sales to my website. However, I still feel like none of this would have been even remotely possible if it wasn't for BHW. This is the place where I learned how to create my site, on-page optimize the shit out of it, get traffic, get some relevant backlinks, grow my social media accounts, etc..

    I owe it all to BHW and it's wonderful members. Let this be proof that pretty much ANYTHING is possible if you work hard enough at it. This forum is filled with enough information to enable me to create a multi million dollar business from basically nothing. So please, don't be discouraged by your failures. There is enough information here to make ANYONE a million+ dollars. You just have to find the time to follow the bread crumbs.

    PS. because I know everybody is going to ask.. I am in the "Tobacco Alternative" industry. Feel free to PM me if you are also working in this niche, I'd love to connect up with others in the industry.
     
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  2. aBoss

    aBoss Regular Member

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    Wow amazing story congrats! Did you start off shipping products yourself or did you always have a distributor?
     
  3. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

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    I had been selling the products wholesale to small retail locations since day 1. We linked up with distributor within the first two months and now I have a team of people fulfilling all of our online retail orders from the distributors warehouse.
     
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    I thank you for sharing you success. It is motivation on days where i can not see a light at the end of the tunnel. One question, did you have the product made or do you dropship or what. You mentioned that you wanted to lean amazon as the reason for joining so i assume you had some business sense to begin with. Did you always have your own product, and were just looking for better ways to market it? Or, did BHW 'teach' you how to create a product ect. I would be interested in the process on going from nothing = no product, to having something physically to sell.

    Thanks and Keep up the sales!
     
  5. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

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    When I first started out, I was going to trade shows in Vegas and buying certain products in bulk for the "show special" price and then selling them on amazon. After I was banned from amazon 3 or 4 times over, I decided I needed to create my own sales channel. I was tired of waking up every morning not knowing if my business had completely collapsed while I was sleeping.

    This is when I decided to create my own product. I wouldn't really say blackhatworld taught me how to create my own product, as it certainly was not a downloadable. However, I believe BHW taught me how to not only MARKET my own product in the appropriate places, but it most importantly taught me how to DRIVE TRAFFIC to my own product.
     
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  6. randybishop

    randybishop Elite Member

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    "Tobacco alternative"
    You mean weed?
    :smokin:
     
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    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    HOLY this is inspiring, and literally my life goals, looks like you've worked your butt off and it's paid off, big props to you!
     
  8. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Congratulations. You've certainly achieved a high degree of success. Gross revenues of those levels are something most people can only dream about.
     
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    LOL I thought the same thing lmfao.
     
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