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The Good old days of Making Money Online versus these new days

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  1. arnoldconnolly

    arnoldconnolly Newbie

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    For those of us who have been long doing Internet marketing going as 10 years back, I reminisce those days when a single simple Ads on Google turns our efforts into gold. I recall in 2008 when I hit my first 5 figures in a 3 months campaign run in Google. The stories have changed a little more tasky these days. You have to work and sweat it out these days to get even with your campaign budget. The income still flows in but I have to do so much more these days to stay up there. What are your takes? Yesterdays or todays?
     
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    Yes 10 years back it was so easy to make money.I remember i was making $50-100 a day with clickbank and adwords
     
  3. oxonbeef

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    Yeah! Then some idiot went and exposed the "make money online" niche and everyone thought they could do it.
     
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    its kinda hard these days !!!
     
  5. sikandar

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    Yes, the good old days are gone for ever .. thanks to Google. Now, we have to learn the new skills and move forward :)
     
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    few years back i made 100$ per day with twitter followrs :p now hardly make 20$
     
  7. StraussCan

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    Those days are long gone playah. With every mothu fackin Google update, SEO costs are going up like crazy. I could sum up those days in 3 words

    H1 tags
    10-20% Keyword Densty
    META TAG SHITE.
     
  8. mickyfu

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    This is not really true, it is still easy to make good money with little effort and not much money. Difference is these days no one is stupid enough to out their methods for a few forum brownie points.
     
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  9. StraussCan

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    True playah. But you will agree that SEO costs are going up nonetheless.

    Yeah that brownie thing is indeed true. After reading this, I am going to reveal a backlink method for all BHW members for some bownie points now. LEL.
     
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    ^ So this... ;)
     
  11. FuryKyle

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    The good old days will always be better than any presently conscious time you're in. 10 years from now you'll say the same thing, and on and on it goes. Adapting is what distinguishes the best from the mediocre.
     
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    Need better content and treat the visitors like customers now

    Before everyone was easily tricked by ad copies, seo techniques, etc.
     
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    10 years ago, SEO was easy as eating pie.
     
  14. TheMoneyWizard

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    It's definitely harder these days because a lot of good methods have been saturated.
     
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    Depends how you do your seo, you can rank websites which make a decent income with Fiverr. Of course things have got tougher and a little more expensive, but it has not got to the point where it is far too costly and impossible to make money.

    The key these days is not to try and rank any old keyword like you could five years ago, the key is to find high paying keywords which are easy to rank. Doing this you can keep the game cheap and easy to rank.
     
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    The only thing that stops most of you from making money is you listen to stupid marketing propaganda. Like shepherds leading sheep to an all out slaughter.
     
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    So what methods (general niche) in the past were you raking in cash with versus the methods your all using now? I started with PPC porn/forums CPA random account sign ups to various websites, like video games/dating now working on websites with small ads/subscription service.
     
  18. eddiemorra

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    As FuryKylie said "...Adapting is what distinguishes the best from the mediocre."

    I am from Germany, and I started also with cpa offers, where I was uploading actual european soccer matches highlights after the matches on youtube and put a soccer game cpa offer on it. I was making kinda easy and decent money, I just had to work twice a week for around 800-1000? per month. After that I started to post on german forums weight loss products, price and insurance comparison offers etc etc, and i even managed to make 5k+, 6k+, 7k+, 8k+ and my best month close to 11k+ ? per month =)

    Sadly, theres absolutely no option ( i tried all kinds of links, direct links and cloaking) to post spammy links, anymore.

    You have to work legitly. I started working legitly, collecting email leads, going the hard way, and now im back in the game, and this time not even in Germany, but mostly on the international market, in ENGLISH =)

    I even don't promote some products, which would multiple my income, because I care about people. One of my biggest goals in life is to help people, so this also affects my way of approach to online marketing. I am tring to be HONEST in every aspect, for example: marketing texts. If you give people value, they will give you their money. Simple as that.

    And slowly but surely I am building up a huge mailing list and my income is also growing.

    Everything thanks to social media.

    Summary: Nowadays, the method which worked like a charm back 10 years ago (I don't know them, as I am only since 4 years in online business) may not work or not be as profitable as they used to be.
    BUT, today there are (at least which I know) AT LEAST 10-20 methods, which are really simple and would work instantly (from setup time of 0 hours until 1 week) and which CAN be way more profitable than 10 years ago.

    Keep in mind, that there's A LOT more traffic and internet users than 10 years ago, and thanks to social media, it is so easy to reach most of them now within some clicks.

    Some weeks ago I read somewhere a sentence which since then keeps spinning in my mind and helps me to improve everything what I do in terms of online business:

    "You are actually there, where you deserve to be. Your income mirrors the value you give to people."
    Think about that!

    Kind regards,
    Eddiemorra
     
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    To answer your question...yesterday, yesterday, yesterday!!! Oh my goodness, the money was incredible. Remember Yahoo classified ads? You could use different zip codes and be able to post an ad in every state. The money, oh the money. Usenet newsgroups were another winner. And AOL free web pages were awesome because they ranked well. And AOL message boards were another winner. 1996-2000 were incredible for me. Just incredible.
     
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    I won't be saying the same thing. I have been working for myself for 24 years. Before the internet, I did everything through direct mail, mail order, and print ads. Internet sales in the late 90's cannot be replicated. The money made really was incredible.
     
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