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*NOT your another success story!*

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ThisDream, May 18, 2012.

  1. ThisDream

    ThisDream Regular Member

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    Hello everyone! Just wanted to share my story, how I tried and every single time failed. Those who are here, reading this and saying: "just quit". Go read something else. It's a free forum and I need to get this off my chest. Plus you don't have to read this, if you don't want to!

    I started and joined this community in mid 2009. Since then, I was searching web and tried to find ways to make money online. There were many HYIP and GTP sites out there and they all were so tempting to try out and I did. I joined a couple of them (I think total of 20) and worked my ass off, trying to gather the money and withdraw it. Guess what? They were scamming people. Probably thinking right now, no shit Sherlock, but in 2008 I didn't know such thing as scam. This first failure crashed my dreams to the ground, but I didn't give up and tried to search for other ways to make money online. And I found site, called wealthyaffili@te. They were running courses for new people and were offering education information on how to make money promoting clickbank's products. Sounded nice and sweet. I started up a Squidoo page, wrote a few reviews, did everything that was in the course. It took about a month or so, till I got my first and last order (total of $30). I was hyped and happy with the result, though soon after that I searched the web and founded out that in my country cheques couldn't be sent, we have some sort of problem with cheques that are coming abroad. Even now, it will take like 6 months till you get a cheque, if you're lucky. Sometimes they "lose" it in post office (heard stories). Another dream crushed and vanished.

    2009, joined BHW. After a few weeks of reading and gaining knowledge on how to make money, I decided to start small and write articles. Started with AC with upfront payment and DP (sold rewrite service). Soon after I started working with AC they started to be more strict on what should appropiate in submitting etc. DP rewrite service started to dry out as well, even though I offered 500 word rewrite for $0.50. It was cheap as hell and took a good few hours to complete. After that, I started to move my vision towards CPA. Gathered some information and how to make money, but everytime I started something, it seemed like I lost the last train wagon. For example, the latest campaign was promoting CPA content locker with torrent files. I had a good BHW member helping me out, as he told he was making a solid $XX-$XXX day income from it. I did, step by step what he did, with every trick under the sleeve, made $2 - spent two weeks and lost like $50 ( VPS, domain, hosting, Torrentator ).

    Also tried my luck with One week cash. If you're not familiar with they tehnique, it's related to promoting via youtube. Basicly, I bought a few private proxy IP's ($10), Youtube accounts (used Fiverr - $20 - 400 accounts), hosting ($10). I spent $40 and till this day I generated $99. Profit off $59, but I still can't withdraw the money from MGcash. Those accounts lasted for 4 days or so, after that they all died out. I used all kind of methods. Uploaded to one account, uploaded 5 videos per accounts, everything, but they still got suspended even if I used private proxies.

    Writing this is pretty hard, because I keep remembering failure after a failure. Everytime I start a project, it ends up without even starting. Seems like I everytime keep missing my train wagon. Those who read this, thanks for your time. Not everyone succeeds! Sucks, but it's true. Currently, I'm patiently waiting for MGcash and my $100 (whenever I get it). The sad part is that, after all these years, I tought I'd make some solid income online and would have atleast my own apartment (rented). But the reality is what it is, still living with parents, same goes with my gf. Day job's payment is so fucking low that if you rent some cheap ass apartment, you won't be able to afford anything else (not even a food).

    Either way, thanks for reading! We'll see, how long I can keep this up. Everytime I fail, I keep coming back and keep trying something else, with a simple dream, that it will finally work, but reality is what it is.
     
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  2. seomonopolist

    seomonopolist Registered Member

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    Yep it's frustrating. Just keep working on it. Night and day. Stay positive, you'll get it. Regardless, your learning.
     
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  3. PeaceLoveSubmission1

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    You say you write articles? Do some keyword research, write articles on those words, get some free hosting, a $2 .info and popst the articles on a clean wordpress theme. Some fiver gigs on the site put adsense up after. Rinse and repeat... Just trying to find a cheap solution which could actually bring you some money in. Might not be massive but start somewhrre. If you find the right keyword with low comp and alot of searches you can be in for a winner. There is also loads of methods to rank your site on this forum you keep using the oevr complicated earn a $500000 a day wso type methods. keep it simple and learn SEO.
     
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  4. ThisDream

    ThisDream Regular Member

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    After spending each day 8 hours at work, it's hard to work that much, time is limited and options too. Plus there's a social life involved as well, not like only IM. Thanks however, for your response!

    Adsense has the same cheque system and I already mentioned that in my countries cheques require atleast a few months till they got delivered and there's a HUGE question, will they ever get. Our post office don't give a shit if it's lost or not to many items.
     
  5. .:X:.

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    I'm sorry but i may not be knowledgeable about this but , why not try out services that cash out through paypal or the likes
     
  6. ThisDream

    ThisDream Regular Member

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    @.:X:. - I am trying to work with CPA networks, those have paypal option. Also tried to work with Fiverr, since I know some things about graphics and photoshop. Offered my services there (logo, header creation), but without any luck, not even a single order.
     
  7. dannyduberstein

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    just so you know adsense can always payout via western union, which definitely can be collected easily in your country. do a little more research before you give up so easily ;)
     
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  8. workplay

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    The problem here is that you are always thinking "how can I make money" instead of thinking "how can I provide value" or "make people's lives better?"

    If you don't provide anything that does not truly add some value to people's lives, you won't find any sustainable business model neither online or offline.

    Perhaps you should stop worrying about making money and think about what kind of value you can provide to humanity.

    Before you decide on your next project, ask yourself if your new project will actually contribute something worthy to your users or customers.
     
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  9. Licious

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    Hi ThisDream,

    That's quite a common road most of the people take, jumping from one to another best thing at that time, not saying you did as I don't know your full story. But as I look at it if you're in a bad place with no capital go back to what you know and what you're good at.
    Looks like you're taking it day by day at this point and it's wearing you out, with this attitude jumping from one thing to another not gonna help you.

    You mentioned you used to offer services, there are so many sites out there these days fiver alikes, forums etc. you just need to build your service/product package offer and yes that will take time.
    I'm service provider myself if you need some help drop me a pm can give you few tips how to start, you don't need no investment for that, just time and good attitude and you'll get there.

    It says on your Profile, location Baltic States, which country is that?
     
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    Actually the problem I think is thinking making money online is like a job. You read instructions or do a course and follow it blindly like a job then you fail and wonder why. The reason is you need to stop following and start thinking.... Outside the box. Think how to twist a method, add your own unique ideas to improve the method or come up with your own method loosely based on something else.

    This is a business where you need to learn but also test test test and try different things and think how to add your own spin to a method.

    Also saying you have a social life to think about means you are not yet truly hungry and motivated. You need to do less socialising and sacrifice that time to get success.
     
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  11. Razvan

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    clearly your doing something wrong, there are lots of guys who banked with once week cash machine , if they did it you can do it too , just try harder and try to change the method a little bit , here's a tip : don't just upload to youtube , use other video sites as well , there are some that get big traffic and they aren't so spammed like youtube,post comments on big blongs talking about that specific movie with your links , and more ....
    think a little more , don't just do the methods like a robot...
     
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  12. Hogare

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    Hey,

    It sucks,I know.Here's what I would do if I were you.Since you're already working for the man,consider this IM thing a hobby.Throw all of the expectations through the window,and consider these projects experiments;if they bring money,great!If they don't then be patient.If you're not patient in this game,frustration is just around the corner.

    Consider Amazon.There are loads of niches that can be monetized with it and the conversions are decent.Do the keyword research,buy 5-10 domains and start churning out reviews for these domains.You can write at least two 400-500 word articles a day.Make sure that there are at least 2000 or more exact searches for your primary keyphrase.Investigate each and every product in GKWT for queries.These will be used as link anchors to particular products.

    Go to ehow and find a solid article on the subject.Rewrite each sentence 10 times and then use word level spinning.You can download SpinnerchiefII for free to do just that.Now you've got content for your web 2.0's which is readable and unique.If you don't have tools like zennoposter or something similar,you can do it manually or just look for imacros scripts,there are a lot of them shared here,look around.For each niche,get as many keywords as you can.The days of spamming a single keyword are gone (Damn you penguin!).

    Look how your niches perform over the next month.You should be able to spot the ones with potential in this time frame.Concentrate on these.Make the most of them.There is a guide on keyword research from BTB that utilizes wikipedia,I suggest you take his advice and find a bunch of other related keywords.You're going to use them to dig up more keywords.Write the articles on these keywords and gradually start making an authority site.The spun article can be used for up to a 1000 times.

    As far as the checks are concerned,I know I come from a pretty fcuked up country,too.Hell,I don't even have paypal available here.If they lose your check in the post office,you can always request another one.

    Stay positive,

    Hogare
     
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    Very nice story. You need work hard and make more. Good luck bro!
     
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  14. Junkfood00

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    I feel your frustration but freelancing shouldn't be that hard, I don't see how you failed to get clients, there is always demand for content writers.
    You need to work more and focus on attracting people to use your services, don't think slamming up a thread will get you that much, you need to be interactive with the members.
    I myself started out like 2 years ago when I was on a warez forum and someone posted his success of earning $5 on DP and that's how I made hundreds in my first few weeks..
     
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  15. ThisDream

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    Thanks everyone for responses, this is what this community makes so freaking great. I wrote this thread with a purpose to get some strength back and it did just that. I want to make something pretty clear, I didn't make it so someone would spoonfed me something. Although some did gave a good educational guidance on how I should do things etc. Currently, I'm more or less dedicated on CPA in general. Trying make my head clear and start from ground and build it up. I'm a member of few CPA networks, so that's not a problem. Now my main concern is how to set it up properly, how to drive traffic. "Work harder", working every bit of me, trying everything I have in my power. Only concern with time is my budget, because every project requires some monthly payments etc. Hosting for example, then domains and so on.

    Either way, HUGE THANKS for motivational posts. It means a lot, that you as community won't give up on him, even when he's failed many times. You extend your hand and help him get up, by motivating and sometimes helping. <3
     
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  16. ThisDream

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    Also, there's one thing my mind is around. CPA reward site, I'm thinking of launching it the first thing today or tomorrow, what's your view on it. I found a nice script of CPA reward site and thinking of launching it. Do you think it would be popular, and maybe some tips on how should I promote it, so there would be more people on this.
     
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    Usually advertising PTC sites works on other PTC ones and GPT reward sites are not that much different. If you got a few bucks, advertise on the big PTC sites where you get like 10k visitors for $1-5.
     
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  18. Vic Sage

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    Keep it up mate! Like Edison said -

    Take my word. Don't be unhappy of your current position. Good luck :)
     
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    Great post...
    You already have a job so you do not need to worry about it.. And yes it happens when in a job it is pretty hectic to work in IM...
    When i had a job i used to earn 250$ per month.. But after 8 hours i could come home as if i have done all the work in life and couldnt open my laptop...
    Yes the amount looks shitty.. But i still dream about being a millionaire.. And i will reach there.


     
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    I have used hundreds of methods that failed just got to get back on the horse my friend.
     
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