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[Need Advice] How to make money online these days?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by coldflame8, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. coldflame8

    coldflame8 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I've been interested in IM for 2 years, but never had a serious income from it. I was you (and I'm still young), so I made a lot of mistakes. I saw quick money and this is how it doesn't work...

    After some unsuccessful projects I decided to stop and spend a lot of time reading everything about IM, SEO, Link Building etc. BHW is one of the best places where to find useful information, so I'd like to thank to all of you. Now I think I'm ready to start from the scratch with all the information I gathered.

    I want to know what you guys, an experts, would recommend me to start with. Micro niche sites? Isn't that crowded? So many sellers offer micro niche site development here that it seems like there is no more room for another MNSs.

    Affilliate marketing? Dropship ecommerce?

    I want to focus on one thing, so I wanted to know your opinion which is the best for a newbie that already passed through failure phase and learning phase.

    Thank you!
     
  2. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Always focus on what you like/ enjoy doing. If gaming is your interest then do that. Believe me it's hard work doing something you have no interest in. Start a blog and add affiliate links like amazon or ebay for example. Later you can build a store
     
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  3. coldflame8

    coldflame8 Newbie

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    Thanks for the answer! Well, I've been in sports betting and gambling (casino) industry for the last year and a half. I worked for a big affiliate company that is one of the giants in this industry and I liked that, but I don't really think it's a good idea to go for this industry. Since bookies/casino offer really high commissions, everyone wants to be their advertiser.

    To be honest, I love creating websites, design them etc. So even if I have a little interest in, let's say, traveling niche (just an example), I'd love to create a website in this niche.
     
  4. imjs

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    Check out my journey thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/journey-to-building-my-empire.924240/ at the second last post I'm giving a few advice that I think beginners should think of. Everybody might not agree with me, but at least this is my opinion on the topic :)

    Edit: Just saw your reply. If your are into web design etc. What I would do if I where you would be a few things.

    1. Create a linkedin profile and start network to get jobs
    2. Join FB groups and start networking to get jobs.
    3. Join UpWork and PeoplePerHour and try yo get jobs.
    4. Start building a followers on Instagram and Twitter.
    5. Start a blog where you write about webdesign topics
    6. SEO optimize the blog
    7. Drive traffic from you social media to your blog
    7. Start a youtube channel where you talk about web design topics
    8. Drive trafic from your social media account to your YT channel
    9. Use social media profiles to get jobs.
     
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  5. blogzandstuff

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    Yes if that's you interest even better if you have experience in the niche. If you like messing with website design and enjoy it you could do a beginners blog and video yourself making sites etc. Set up a youtube channel and embed the vids in your blog posts
     
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    jeffro89 Registered Member

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    Following, at the same stage. Failed a few times, now im ready to go hard at IM. I gna start with the dropshipping biz and try to push that as far as possible
     
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    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Better read motivational stories on BHW - may be you get some new idea and surely you can explore new things
     
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    coldflame8 Newbie

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    I'll check your post asap. Thanks @imis!
     
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    coldflame8 Newbie

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    Good luck (=
     
  10. imjs

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    Don't know if you did see it. But I updated my post with some more suggestions :)
     
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    "Jack of all trades, master of none" should not be the idea.
    Stick to one thing and move ahead in that direction.

    All the best (Y)
     
  12. imjs

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    Agree! :)
     
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    Gambling - Horse Racing, Football (Soccer), American Football, Cricket, Tennis, Gaming (ESports)

    Write about the upcoming fixtures and search google for forums where people add their personal gambling picks and use them. Never offer a guaranteed service.
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr. Banter, funny pictures, related sporting videos.

    If gaming - funnel the traffic to a gaming fb page/website.
    If sports - funnel the traffic to Android Boxes/IPTV packages/VPN/Bookmakers

    etc etc etc
     
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    my opinion is find the way which different than others,
    fb, ig, twitter...etc are the most popular social media site around the world and people who is doing IM can't live without them
    I know I am not smart to contend those people, so I choose to focus on the small local social media site in my country,
    after half year hard work, I now making 2500~3000/month, its not much but I am happy when I work and I am the boss my own with a lot of free time
    well, its just my opinion
     
  15. coldflame8

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    Didn't expect so many replies so I'd like to tell you that I appreciate every reply.

    To make things clear - I love creating websites (Wordpress), but I'm not really skilled with PHP etc. so I'm not gonna offer web development. I just like to design websites with new themes etc (I know HTML and CSS, would say I'm medium-skilled). So I was thinking about micro niche sites, but don't know if this is a good idea. Would like to know your opinion if MNSs are good way of making money (even nowadays when "everyone" runs MNSs).

    Yeah, that's exactly what I want to - focus on one thing.
     
  16. imjs

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    If you don't have a job I would focus on Web Development as a job while you doing IM. You will need money to invest. You can easily find 500$ gigs where you only have to set up theme from ThemeForest and similar at reddit.com/r/forhire for example. People are screming after web devs and it is really easy to get started. I'm a freelance Web Dev myself :)

    I also think you should start growing your personal social media accounts. It is a long term investment, simple, won't take any time or effort. Even if you don't need them now, if you start building them now you can make use of them later.

    And as for the stuff to focus on. Choose whatever you feel like, pretty much everything works if you gives it time. But choose something you are pasionate about, it will make you more patience during the longrun and give it time. You will also feel a lot more happy when you make $$$ from it compared some other crapy scam method :)
     
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    I do have a job, and I make good money (good in my country of course). I took the job because I need money to run website etc. Also, I study at university (last year). So I have not so much time, but I can find 2-4 hours a day to work on my dream, which is making money online. I'll probably give affiliate marketing a shot. Will try to research some niches and choose one. Also dropshipping looks good. So much ideas in my head :) I will have to check few more threads here on BHW and then decided what direction to go.

    PS: One of my ideas was to run some website in my native language, but I'm not sure if it's gonna work. My country is nothing special in terms of money (salaries are low, prices high). It would be waaay easier to rank website in my native language, but the income would not be high.
     
  18. imjs

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    Start do some small testing on different things, try out a few different ways to drive traffic, then try out a few different ways to monetize traffic. After this try to come up with a method. Just reading at BHW at your stage is probably not good in my opinion, it will just cloud your mind. It is better if you do some smaller testing, and see what results you can get in a short amount of time. And then do some calculations on what this might lead to if you start scaling it up during a 6-12 month period.

    Yeah, as you say. Sites in your native language is probably not a good idea then :)
     
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    Focus is KEY.

    I really had trouble online for the first few years because I usually had 2+ ventures going on at once..

    You have to be willing to stick with something until it works for you OR you'll keep hopping from one idea to the next, never realizing you are 3 feet from GOLD.
     
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    3000 dollar??????