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My success story! Thanks BHW!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nethead01, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. nethead01

    nethead01 Regular Member

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    So my day job was at a tire plant (throwing tires for 12 hrs). Was by far the worst job I ever had, I really started having some back problems from this job to the point where I was in a lot of pain some days.

    Finally I decided to quit. I knew if I kept the job then I would have no back left to be able to work again!

    Being stressed out and broke because all of this and Christmas coming up with no money to buy presents for my son, lets just say it gave me motivation!

    The day I quit my job is the day I started working. I read some great post about offline marketing using direct mail and put together about 50 packets some for SEO and some for web design.

    This is great for web design because what I did was find some crappy designed sites that look like they were built in the 90's and I just simply redesigned them in PS and printed out the designs then sent it to them. I did 10 of these and got 2 jobs for web design.

    For the SEO packets I got 2 jobs as well and paid upfront! So when your down to your last dollar and no job but the knowledge and motivation this is what happens :)

    Lets just say Christmas is going to be good and bills will be paid.

    And most importantly I LOVE my new job!

    Thanks BHW! and all contributors!
     
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  2. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    GOod story. I am always hesitant about doing something before, not knowing if you will get paid. But when you need the money like you did, you pretty much have no choice. Keep up the hard work! Enjoy :)
     
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  3. Essence19

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    Great stuff Man - I also worked in a Call Center - Getting paid nothing - The Day I quit and went full time on IM - Was one the Great days of my life - Hope it all works out for you. Really hope you have success cheers.
     
  4. Madruga

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    This sounds so good that only a true IM-er can understand it. And you said it in suhc a short time, that I'm sure that you are heading to the right direction! :) Good job!
     
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  5. jb1978

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    Inspiring! Taking action is the key part. Congrats and merry xmas to you and your family! :)
     
  6. jimscott89

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    nice post, inspiring also.
     
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    Congrats bro! I'm thinking of doing some direct mailing. How exactly did you go about putting the packets together. Any advice? How much did it cost you roughly?
     
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    I hope 7878 is reading this. You made this community proud b doing the most important thing. By taking action! Keep up the good work bro !
     
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    blackhatchampion Senior Member

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    thanks for great success stories share.
     
  10. GimmeMoney

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    It's often when you're FORCED to take action that great success happens. I know a guy who spent 2 years jacking off all day and reading success books on how to make money. Then, when his parents told him that he had to get a job or get the fuck out of the house, he replaced reading with taking massive action. The man is now richer than a troll :cool:.

    And this gave me a great idea. Thanks and rep to you :).
     
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  11. Tamra

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    This is really great news. Your response rate was excellent. The hardest part is often just getting started.
     
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    Well done shows what real action can do. Amazing how many people who make it in IM are down to their last few dollars. Desperation makes people take action.

    You've just got to keep it going now!
     
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    Success happens.
     
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  14. nethead01

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    I just basically showed them that they need SEO in order to compete at all and. I had a friend help me with the sales page.

    It consisted of 5 detailed pages with hand writing on them and markers and red pens! I already had most of the supplies because I have been planning this for a few weeks, idk maybe $100 or little more
     
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    Well Done. And thanks for sharing!
     
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    Congratulations! A true "rags to riches" story in the making. :D
     
  17. Saint-Hero

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    Nice!!!! Just got motivated.
     
  18. techjayd

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    BHW is a source of inspiration and information to me too. Thanks for sharing :) One day, I'll share mine too...I'm still working hard to be successful in IM..though I am able to pay bills and buy stuff out of IM. :) Merry Christmas to all. +rep
     
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    action is the key! good job n good luck
     
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    Congrats! Good luck for the future my friend!