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The Truth About Making Money Online

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by icanhaz, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. icanhaz

    icanhaz Newbie

    Jan 11, 2015
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    As a full time buttkicker online for the past 4 years I want to clear the air as a means to help you. Just to be clear I'm not a blackhatter, in fact I make my money as plain Jane as you could imagine with product sales but the lesson I'm going to tell you will work no matter what you do.

    First: quit looking for the 1 course, or 1 product you can buy or download without paying for it. Stop believing the "course" is the silver bullet, it's not. All a course can do is GUIDE you to success, you have to pull the trigger on something that's legitimate. More on this later...

    Second: only do something you see people make a bunch of money. So if you see a guy making $50/day on Pinterest that is not sustainable. Tactics of how to make $XXX or $XXXX come and go, you need a strategy that's sustainable. In other words your business model has to be proven and vetted before you try to cover your bills. If not work for minimum wage at least this way you'll make money.

    ***Third***: work for someone successful at a ridiculous low wage to see success from the inside. What I wouldn't do to learn that 6 years ago. It took me 2 years to understand that after changing careers. Look courses can be good and most are complete crap, but working for someone successful even if it far below minimum wage is better than reading another book or course if you don't have money. Ask yourself with all of your acquired knowledge how can you assist someone. Once you see success from the inside your view of the steps you need become concrete vs. running around like a chicken with its head cut off

    Fouth: be consistent, time management is crucial, get off skype, gmail chat, or any messanger including FB unless you have to. Even when I have good days I'm much less successful when its all off and I can focus with a clear schedule this includes:
    -to do list with the hardest stuff first
    -times in which I intend to do them
    -making appointments to talk to people instead of leaving on a messenger making your entire day a blahhhhh

    Fifth: pay someone to mentor you if you can't get hired. A real mentor, not a jackwagon who wants $200 or $5000 and can only show you how to make money by coaching someone else to take their money. Pick someone who can show you what they are really doing but be careful, many people have bizarre agendas because they are faking it until they are making it. (I do not offer coaching myself)

    Sixth: invest in education AFTER you making money. The best info is still in books, not in $1997, 997, etc. webinars. Those are tactics most of the time and it won't make you grow as a person.

    Seventh: after you make money don't try to be everything. Don't try to learn adwords, copywriting, FB, email marketing... hire people when you aren't an expert. I was tutored by someone who taught me you should only know something enough so you know when the other guy isn't doing it right, but don't do it all.

    Eighth: Don't think $50,000 is a lot of money and you are now rockstar and get risky with schemes. Save your money, don't fall for the guy who teases you with 7 figures a year mentoring. The real 7 figure guys aren't selling courses + coaching.

    Ninth: the most consistent money is from JVs and if you are new try to figure out how to have people mail your offers will always be easier to make money than trying to master cold traffic. That means attending events if you are new or offering your services for free to get connections.

    Be generous with your time after you succeed but be fiercely jealous of your time until you succeed. You'll find your success is based on the circle of people you work with. I understand if you and your friends are all broke and trying crazy ideas but try to figure out how to jump in different circles either as an employee or a student of someone legit who can get you in those circles.

    I have nothing to sell, I don't do coaching, but I will tell you beware of the coach unless you know them from a friend of a friend. You're best chance to find a good mentor or boss is at an event. Show them your skill set and watch doors open up lightening fast.

    Lastly, never be afraid to act on something, but be very afraid keep learning yourself to death. You'll learn far more doing than you could ever read or see in a video. Be good!
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  2. kalelreturns

    kalelreturns Registered Member

    May 12, 2013
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    good read but this is in the wrong section.
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  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Mar 28, 2008
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    Thread moved to the Making Money section.
  4. Musial196

    Musial196 Registered Member

    May 21, 2015
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    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
  5. onair

    onair Junior Member

    Mar 20, 2015
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    Good notes. Most of it has been posted here over and over again, but still nobody listens. Newbies are all still looking for the one click "get rich" system.
  6. hateandbreak

    hateandbreak BANNED BANNED

    Apr 17, 2010
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    I don't agree with the "The real 7 figure guys aren't selling courses + coaching" bit.

    I know of many high level earners who built real businesses 7 figure + per MONTH who offer
    training and in person courses. These types of people do exist, though most are full of it. You just really
    have to do some digging on them and follow them on social media etc. Their free information will be valuable in itself.

    The ones you should beware of are ones who really have nothing to show, can't show their offices,
    constantly try to get you to buy into their training's, or have a smaller price tag with insane guarantees. If someone says you can
    do 7 figures a year with their $500 online mentor-ship is probably bullshit. Again it could also be legit. Do your research.

    Rest of share is golden, nice.
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  7. googee

    googee Registered Member

    Oct 30, 2014
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    in your mind
    Nice share.

  8. Shole

    Shole Registered Member

    Jul 24, 2012
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    Great read and I totally agree with the post. Making money is hard but if you go out there and do it and polish your craft you will soon become someone trusted and earn a lot more than you eve thought.
  9. JustinKowalsky

    JustinKowalsky Junior Member

    Apr 20, 2015
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    Internet Marketing
    Definitely going to use these to my advantage to get started making money online. Great post!