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SAD STORY - Lost 98% of my income.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jimmytalibs, May 6, 2013.

  1. jimmytalibs

    jimmytalibs Junior Member

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    Hi BHW world. I don't post much, but today i felt like sharing what i have gone through after a long journey of almost 2.5 years in IM.
    There have been several setbacks but will like to share two of them. Which are obvious the big ones.

    What happened? (May 1st - May 5th)
    So, I am working as an affiliate. While checking my websites, i realized that my 5 domains were locked by registrants. They actually read as if they are transfered to someone else or some company if i check on whois-com. Which makes my income go from around $600-$800 a month to almost Zero. (Oh God this is not happening) Last year (Sept 2012) my niche removed the main product that i was marketing and it shocked my revenues by 75%. Now i have lost 98% of my income. These have been the major downs in my IM history, but im not planning to give up. It is better to lose but not giving up on the way. And yeah, i never thought IM could be this risky.

    What's Next?
    To avoid such an accident, i am right now planning to buy 10 domains and to work on optimizing the websites for different keywords. I hope to be back on my feet after at least 2 months. But losing what i have been working hard on really hurts my ego. Will appreciate if any of you know how to return a locked/blocked domain by a registrant. Especially if that domain is based on sensitive niches (Casino, Pharmacy etc). Or any ideas on this field cause i feel myself as a beginner as time goes on :pat: Sucks

    So yeah, this is my little story, enjoy your day and get back on getting that Green :ranger:
     
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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I feel bad for you son, but i got 99 problems and your domains ain't one.
     
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    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    Haha LOL!!

    And yeah that's bad OP, but why do we fall? To pick ourselves back up!
     
  4. justaboy101

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    Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!
     
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    I couldn't thank this comment without leaving my own reply. I'm not too much in the laughing mood lately, but this comment made my day :D

    But OP don't take that the wrong way. It's all in fun. The main thing (like you said) is that you don't give up. God knows, and everyone knows that my year has been rough (and I do mean a whole year and then some), but the key is to always stay as strong as possible and never give up. You will get your income back. The world is based around internet, so IM will never die :)
     
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  6. Growth

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    I have failed more times than I can count in my life. Just keep at it and don't give up. Failing is part of succeeding!
     
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  7. jimmytalibs

    jimmytalibs Junior Member

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    Thanks for commenting, You little Bastard :beer:
     
  8. nam6641

    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    If you owned the 5 domains and someone hacked your account and transferred them out (i.e. stealing them) call your registrar up, find out what happened, and get them back. What the hell are you doing here? The longer you wait the harder it will be to get them back.
     
  9. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    That's part of IM...

    No, I don't mean bitching, I mean failing.
     
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  10. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    why domains got locked by registrar which domain registrar did you used (i think it is godaddy).
     
  11. jimmytalibs

    jimmytalibs Junior Member

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    The niches are kinda sensitive and it happens that they domains are locked by registrars. I never knew that this could happen.
     
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    best advice - never put all eggs in one basket .
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    So sad
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework."

    Quote by Thomas Edison

    IM is a tough old road, you have to hang in there...
     
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    So much win! Can't stop laughing. Haha
     
  16. jimmytalibs

    jimmytalibs Junior Member

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    No, not godaddy. Wouldn't use it for such niches.
     
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    Get pissed, go to your registrar and get your domains back. After all, you paid for them. Then, start up your other new domains; and take what you have learned from this experience and continue building out. If you are making $600 from 5 domains, no reason you cannot make $1200 from 10 or $3k from 25 domains. Take a step back, take a breath... And then get busy.
     
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  18. formosa

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    you can try asking it in the legal section ...

    wonder why they would take your domain ...
     
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    Don't give up, atleast you have the knowledge.
    RE-START !!
    Goodlucks :D
     
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    Within Every adversity lies an equivalent or greater opportunity.Turn the situation around so that the adversity becomes a blessing in disguise.
     
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