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So what happened to making money online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by angie1958, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    My IM income went from $23,000 in 2010 to $13,000 in 2011 to $10,000 in 2012. It's like pulling teeth to get my friggin' ads up any more. Just venting a bit. Urrr... I might have to get a real job.
     
  2. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    Are you selling the same things now as you were back in 2010? What site(s) are you trying to post your ads to? I'm sure someone here can offer up the latest tips for the site.
     
  3. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    Posting on CL. Still hawking the same thing the last 3 years.
     
  4. papagate$$

    papagate$$ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just because you made so much 2 years back, when the economy had a small recovery from the 2008 dip, doesn't mean every year is going to be the same. You have to be constantly updating, changing, and thinking of new markets to advertise to. Keeping constant, doing the same thing will not get you far in the online business world. So my advice is, take a look at your logistics and see where you can make some major (yet simple) changes, over time.
     
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  5. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    Has something changed on CL recently? Last month I made $1,200 posting which sucks but these days I'll take it. In January so far I've made $81. WTF? Today I made $1.50. My ads keep getting wiped out. I post an ad and the ad before it gets deleted. I can't get a big group of ads to stick. Very frustrating.
     
  6. natmicon

    natmicon Newbie

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    Why haven't you invested any of your earnings into expanding your business ventures? Don't keep beating a dead horse. You earned a little over a dollar in a whole day. You could write one article and get 5x that with less effort and still be on the bottom of the food chain.
     
  7. weepingwillow

    weepingwillow Junior Member

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    I am seeing meltdowns acros several industries....it's scary what has happened.
     
  8. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    I've been spending so much of my day trying to eek out a living that I haven't had time to learn other things. I've been working 12-15 hours a day/ 7 days a week for the last 6 years. Back in the day I didn't mind because I was banking money. The last year wiped out half my savings because my income plunged from $1,900/mo. to $800. It's the 19th and I've made $85. This month blows my mind.
     
  9. Alfonso García

    Alfonso García Regular Member

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  10. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    You have to branch out and grow. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  11. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    Yeah, that's for sure. :(
     
  12. Sharksfan

    Sharksfan Registered Member

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    I've been an offline business owner for 15+ years. The above is the best advice you will ever get.

    Do you know when we made our worst decisions? When were making the most money. Classic example - back in 1999-2000 my partners and I were banking hard. We had ten consultants billing $185/hr full time. I was taking home 6-7K a month and still getting quarterly dividends on top of that. For about 3 years I was pulling down 300K+

    2001 was when the tech economy started to slow down with the bubble bursting and what not- but it didn't get critically bad until Sept. 11th of that year - at that point business in the US came to a halt like I have never seen (and I sure as hell hope I never see again).

    What we should have done - cut our take home in half and invested that cash through a variety of diversification. We didn't and it took YEARS to climb out of that hole.

    I took a $90,000 loss in 2002. But that was because we basically had a gun to our head to succeed and we invested heavily that year re-tooling into new areas. We could have walked away but we did not.

    I know the above is a CSB and there's a lot of people who bank way more than that on here - but - the point is this: You are either growing or you are dieing. Period.
     
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  13. Sharksfan

    Sharksfan Registered Member

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    Oh - and I will add that if you are doing the exact same in IM that you were doing 3 months ago you're going to fail. This business rewards the one who adapt fastest.
     
  14. angie1958

    angie1958 Newbie

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    Yeah...I screwed up. I've been doing the exact grind for far too long.
     
  15. bigg_capp

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    Ok Op,

    Time to get your butt in gear. Sounds like you had a decent method before, twist it up. Try different traffic techniques.

    The sick part is that it takes sometimes a long time to find something else that works. Right now I'm making money, but I know it can stop tomorrow. I'm working the hardest that I've ever worked to get anther strong stream of income. If I happen to get two going at the same time, then it will be time for 3. This shzit doesn't stop.

    Sounds like you identified your problem now time to take action. BHW is the best place to start.

    Good Luck!
    -Capp
     
  16. ShadeDream

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    IM is a real job. It just depends on how you go about it.
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    It's tough but I follow this always moving forward...

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)
     
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  18. Untouchable

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    making money online hit puberty :p
     
  19. arnx

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    What I am making now- a month - is what I used to make - in a day!! Glad I invested it somewhere else brick and mortar when the going was great! I am sure it is still great - but I 've lost my way...searching and searching for the hot one..lolz!

    If you are doing great now...diversify!!!
     
  20. angie1958

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    Geez! You took a big hit! That sucks. :(