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The IM Journey Of A Fuck Up

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MartysW0RLD, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. MartysW0RLD

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    Hey everyone, I've never done one of these before so bare with me. I'm a 21 year old IM-er with 2 years experience, and i have made many mistakes.

    After a long legal case (i wont get into detail) I had to deal with for half a year now, and a fallout with my last online boss, who still hasn't paid me what he owes, I'm trying to get back to success. Having 2 children, and a girl to take care of this wont be easy, but i am as focused as ever. This journey is going to be my various IM and online money making moves, that get me back to my happy place of a couple grand a month.
    A Fair warning to all the cost of living and taxes in Chicago are high, and the legal system plays no games.

    This journey itself will be acting as a bit of a motivator and I will try to update every day. I'm using a music promotion scheme I've developed on tumblr/twitter. My social clerk webistes: fiver/seoclerks/elance, a killer app idea I have and will develop soon, my blog/website commenting skills and softwares, and hopefully rekindling my relationship with my father with a car dealership business, which i will market online via Craigslist and Ebay. There may be more things i throw in because I am a workaholic.

    This journey may not have a clean sense of direction as I am trying to juggle a million things at once, but that's how i work best. I'm getting back on my feet, while trying to save up to invest in a new business, while trying to figure out where to move after my lease is up in 2 months, while trying to figure out even rent! So get ready for this bumpy ride... :cool:

    I hope you guys will both read and contribute to this thread, I've learned so much here on this site, that i really only wish to give back and motivate others who are struggling. Just 2 years ago I was making NOTHING on IM, don't quit if you really love this stuff, and hate working those normal 9-5 jobs. That's my intro and I'm sticking to it! :cow04:
     
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    good luck bro, dream fearlessly!!
     
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  3. MartysW0RLD

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    Day 1.

    Woke up on my air mattress in a daze I had messages on my skype from the night before, I had been negotiating payment for commenting on a guys website/twitter promotion for that websites twitter account.
    He sent me 40$ for a test run of 400 comments, since the site is in a historical niche, these can't be some worldstarhiphop trash, they have to be well written.
    If i prove myself right on this job, he will have me on monthly payroll (which i would like very much) so wish me luck.

    I then headed over to deal with a class for my legal case, and headed to a local church for some non perishable goods. (don't go broke trying to look rich!)

    I had noticed my phone telling me i had various orders on fiver while driving in my car. When i got home i had about 5 Fiver gigs to start working on. I pulled out the 16$ i had in my Fiverr balance from previous work.

    When i began writing comments on my website, i did a test run and realized disqus had made new security changes, which made my software spazz out. I had to now manually delete the fucked up comments, and post the new ones myself , my coder was contacted and is supposedly now fixing the problem. I hope he does soon cause 400 comments manually sucks ass! :p

    My seo clerks, and music promotion buisness have not made a sale today, but that may change...
    So far todays earnings 56$... tough day.
     
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    thank you. great advice, scared money don't make money!
     
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    Never give up.
    Always be hustling.

    I live by the motto "If I'm not working, I'm not making money."

    Also, you may want to relocate to somewhere outside of Chicago. It is way to expensive to live there. You could live on less than 1/4 somewhere Down state Illinois.
     
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    Yeah I'm actually not in Chicago but northwest suburbs which is similarly priced, plus it's still cook county which has a bunch of stupid taxes and fees. I'm considering moving to the west coast, I was thinking Washington, it's fairly cheap. Your idea is good though, plus i'd still be close to home, going to the other side of the country seems like a lot to handle sometimes! Thanks for the motivation.
     
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  8. MartysW0RLD

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    thank you appreciate that!
     
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    hey man , its good to have different source of income streams going at the same time . good luck
     
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    agreed, the IM game fluctuates, never want to go with no income!
     
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    Day 2.

    Super long / bad day today, issues at the DMV held me back from making any real loot. Got a quadruple order of a fiver gig, 20$, and a single order, 5$. I also made an ebay sale which netted me 23$. Sadly I won't be able to pull out any of this income today. Will be looking into ways to further monetize my 150-200 active twitter account farm. Need to step my game up.

    Todays income (when i cash out): 48$

    :'C
     
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    Day 3

    Woke up to 3 Fiver gigs which netted me 20$. Signed up with Greenapp and experimented with some app promotion, using a investment free method I made up using AddMeFast & twitter I've gotten 3 downloads on Game of War: Fire Age. Looking to upscale this, if anyone has any CPA related ideas they're willing to share feel free to contact me! Still trying to make more money today, not satisfied at all.

    Todays income so far: 30$

    Income since Journey started: 134$
     
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    Love the hustle, and your descriptive posts mate, makes for interesting reading. You'll go far.
     
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    thanks I'll keep at it! I need the motivation after a slow day, love the avi Budweiser rules.
     
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    Day 3 UPDATED

    Got an additional 2 fiver orders, only 5$ gigs, still pushing my days earnings to 40$. Still haven't gotten another app download, thinking of new tweaks to my idea.
    Made another fiver account, since that seems to be consistent income, going to order one of my own gigs to build the look of credibility.

    Hope to double my fiver earnings daily which will give me more cash to play with and invest.

    Day 3 earnings 40$

    Income earned since start of Journey 144$
     
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    DAY 4

    i had a stupid class to go to today, due to the case and all, took a good 4 hours out of my day, getting a ride to the city, doing the class, and waiting for my ride back (sucked).
    but today was a very positive day.

    I got two 10$ fiver gigs which are both fairly simple, my secondary fiver still hasn't gotten a sale but that can wait because... The commenting gig i had, became a commenting / twitter gig! I pitched my personal twitter creation i like to call a "twitter tree" to the guy and he liked the idea. We're now going full throttle with the site, and I'm going to bring in massive traffic. Just need to contact my homeboy @ squidproxies and the guy who usually creates my PVA accounts. Got a nice 150$ for a startup fund.

    I also pulled out 15$ from my app i use for investments called "Acorns", because, shit i need the money!
    Leave any feedback guys, everything helps. Still looking for ideas to further the CPA thing i was working on.

    DAY 4 EARNINGS: 185$
    EARNINGS SINCE JOURNEY STARTED: 329$

    :30:
     
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    So you have many paypal for creating many fiver accounts.
    Nice journey,keep updated sir.
     
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    Yeah I'm using my girlfriends paypal for this one to test, going to buy like 5-10 paypals soon and scale it up. I'm also using a proxy with each account just in case! & thanks I'll definitely keep you updated, feel free to ask me anything.
     
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    That's quite a big bump. Can't wait to see the update for day 5! Good luck and keep us posted!
     
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    Good luck mate and I hope you see success.
     
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