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[Please Advice]College Student looking forward to take IM as Carrier, your advise needed!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cooldude2020, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. cooldude2020

    cooldude2020 Junior Member

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    Hi Blackhatters,
    This is my first thread in BHW. First of all, i want to give a big thanks all the members of BHW for this mind blowing Forum! BHW is a real Goldmine!

    A little intro about myself. I am an Indian,20yrs old, college final year student. I joined BHW few months back.. I figures that there are many, who make killer earnings online and many newbies trying to find their paths(like me).

    So, This is what i have:
    1 laptop, 1 pc, 1mb net connection
    1000$ start up cash(worked really hard to make it).

    What i know:

    Photoshop - Intermediate
    After Effects - Beginner
    HTML - Intermediate
    CSS - Intermediate
    Javascript - Beginner
    PHP/Pearl/others - Absolutely no idea about them!

    My Questions:

    I have been reading a lot about keyword research, SEO, Microniche sites. I just know the basics of all them. I know its possible to makemoney via IM, but is it possible to make around 5-6k$ per month? (so far i made around 500$ via fiverr)
    Is it advisable to choose IM as my career? (i am not even preparing for my college campus interview, i am reading about IM most of the time).
    Like i mentioned above, i have saved around 1000$ and i want to invest in on SEO softwares like AMR, Scrapebox, BMD & Xrumer(if possible) and start with few MNS.. I have no hands on experience on any of them.. I think it will take me about 1-2months to learn all.. and maybe start my own seo service firm & about 10 MNS.. I am bit confused whether this is a right path or not.. :confused:

    I hope i have made myself clear about where i stand, my skill sets and i would really appreciate if you guys can advise me on this.. :) i am sure that a lot of newbies will also find your answers helpful.
    Many thanks in advance!!
     
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  2. fred7

    fred7 Regular Member

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    I think with those skills you could work as a freelancer. And yeah I recommend you to use your $1000 to invest in some great softwares like BMD, AMR, Senuke, or Xrumer. They would make your work easier and make much money for you.

    Stop searching for methods, just pick one and do it for a minimum of 5 months. If the method doen't bring you a decent money, pick another method. But change the method just after 5 months, not less..

    Yeah you can choose IM as your career, not as carrier. It couldn't carry anything :D
     
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  3. edgematch

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    Oops. Calm down mate.

    My remarks:


    • I know some software you listed well but they (mostly) never helped me to learn on IM side.
    • You even did not create a website and you say you know how things are going.
    • You have $1000 to get rid of. And I see that you are ready to spend them all at once if someone convinces you to do so.
    My advices:

    • make a good keyword research (do not forget. You will see how bad/wrong you have done some months later)
    • goto any hosting company (stablehost, or look for my thread about justhost to spend less but to get a good service)
    • spend max $5 for hosting
    • Go to netfirms using this url to buy .com .net .org domains for $4.95 (you can buy as many as you like for that price)
      Code:
      http://www.netfirms.com/domain-names/domain-deal?LinkName=No_Name
      (no aff I assure you)
    • Buy 4-5 domains.
    • Then jump into IM. Now you will see how hell it is.
    • Those organic visitors will sure mostly never come.
    Good news:

    • You will learn by the time...
    My last advice:

    • Do all of the stuff written above.
    • It will not cost you no more than $50 for 5 months.
    • You will need only one software (that is my pure personal opinion of course. I do not like scrapebox). It is sick submitter. IMHO, it is the BEST on the market. But you have to pay $20/month to have it. I may say that it will bring back every penny you spend on it 100 times more.
    • Then if you can make those sites convert a bit buy also;
      • The best spinner
      • AMR
      • Scrapebox
      • BMD
    Best regards...:)

    EDIT: After reading the following quoted advice from Virus1 and some other friends, please forget mine. Maybe the above shit will help for some mature ones.

     
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  4. new movies

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    i will suggest you to stick with your college and do Im whenever you get time.
    I am also 21 year old living in india.But one thing i would need to know.I am 21 and this is my 3rd year of college doing btech and you are 20 and in final year.
    Which course are you pursuing.
    P s. We can be friends,we have lots of similarities including bad english :D
     
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  5. Tamarind

    Tamarind Registered Member

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    I know how you feel. It is soooo tempting for me to quit my PhD program right now and focus on IM, but I know that I need lots of backups in this economy, so I will work my butt off and do both at the moment.

    If you don't know much about programming I suggest learning at least some basics. You can learn a lot for free on the internet but I suggest that if you need structure you enroll in a program. Learning programming will only be a plus in any career anyway so might as well learn it.
     
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    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Finish your studies...... get that degree....

    IM is not going anywhere..... in a year or two it will still be here..

    you are only young once..... when you are young is the time to get your degree..

    finish your career ..... years from now you will thank me for this advice...
     
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  7. edgematch

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    I strongly second that. +rep given for such a shaking advice...
     
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    i dont know if i m the right person to comment but it will be tuff for u to manage studies.i m having a hard time.i was a scholar once.now i barely pass :)
     
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    It is necessary to control yourself and take a thoughtful decision. It is possible to get into a flow amongst so many (sometimes hyped) success stories put up but also remember that behind that, there are 90% failure stories which aren't shared. Make sure you are comfortable with and know what you are doing in and out and not only in "theory"
     
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  10. cooldude2020

    cooldude2020 Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for all your advise.
    Its not that i am planning to quit my degree and take up IM, i will surely finish my degree and surely i will get placed as well. I did my internship in HCL technologies and they promised me to take me in after i finish college. I just want to invest my savings and start off a business, i have more of an entrepreneur kind of mindset , thats why i choose IM.
    I guess i became too enthusiastic after seeing some initial success via fiverr.
     
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    You still have most of the things needed to get started. All you need to do is learn how to use them in IM to make money. There are many threads here discussing different strategies for making money.
     
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