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Time to Exit Social Networking?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Socialmediasniper, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Socialmediasniper

    Socialmediasniper Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have been working as a provider in Social Media Marketing for over two years now and I have been doing okay for my self. My monthly online income is not amazing but it's enough for me. I generally earn 2,000-4,000usd a month online providing social media services to website owners and fiverr. I just feel I need to learn something else as I'm getting tired of the Facebook updates,Youtube updates,etc which make it harder for us to earn online and we have to relearn new strategies to squeeze on by almost ever week it seems.Also I deal with scammers on Fiverr every week or two who always dispute my orders as not delivered after I have given them the fb likes,youtube likes,etc. I have recently started to read and learn about Java programming I hope I can maybe in the next 6 months-2 years excel at some computer programming languages and then maybe try my luck in that field. Does any one on BHW aspire to exit the social networking game eventually? ;):cool:
     
  2. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    No it'd be like ignoring hundreds of dollar bills incidentally on the street... Would you do that? I know I wouldn't and I'm not even that greedy of a person.
     
  3. Reyone

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    Simply put a tiny section explaining the risks derived from it.
    Most likely they won't be reading this, but if you have it there, it will protect you from any client coming back at you.
     
  4. saxgod

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    I am not into social media services but i can tell you its the same with most blackhat methods. The methods work for a certain amount of time and then they figure it out and change stuff and you need to adjust your methods as well.
    This is since blackhat generated traffic is essentially seen as a nuance and service degrading

    so you would need to be very whitehat not to be dealing with this; eg; authority stuff with lots of visitors that are not coming from blackhat generated sources
     
  5. liquidx

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    Just outsource the current work you have now and look at other avenues
     
  6. psilon

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    I'm a newb at both so I ask this solely to increase my knowledge. Exiting social media services to enter programming computer software seems counter-productive since everybody today seems to be betting big on the 'cloud'. so to make money, you would either have to offer a SaaS model or provide support for a PaaS. Both are labour and capital intensive and relatively more risky (not to mention 'team-oriented') than social media services. So, wouldn't you be better off getting into affiliate marketing where you can leverage both social media and the cloud to make bank?

    I'm interested for your take on this.
     
  7. saxgod

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    Cloud, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS are just buzzwords for technologies that have existed for more then a decade..

    cloud is essentially nothing more then a vmware (or other hypervisor) cluster, maybe spread out geographically. Basic setup is 2 hosts with a lot of cores and a lot of ram, booting vmware from SD, connected with multiple iSCSI paths to a NAS with enough storage, and a Failover mechanism (depends on licencetype you got for vmware)

    IaaS is just a VPS that is automatically provisioned on this cluster, dynamically managed etc.

    PaaS is some server software on a VPS that is shared. eg; You put a website on a shared server -> this is essentially PaaS since you put it on a platform ready to run your site (eg: apache/php/mysql). Most of the time this PaaS solutions runs on a IaaS (eg; if you want to sell LAMP PaaS you rent a linux vps (IaaS) and setup apache/php/mysql)

    SaaS is software that is run on a PaaS. So in essence every website that you use is SaaS.


    The only "big" difference between IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and things we know as Vps, Webservers and Websites, is that they are dynamically manageble when it comes to cpu power, memory and diskspace, and well the "As A Service" part means you pay for your usage. But many IaaS, PaaS and SaaS systems are still sold for a fixed monthly fee just like many services in the BST threads here. So essentially these are all IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services, and will probably be hosted on some vm setup, so in essence a cloud.

    And then it is also possible to host 'regular' apps in the clouds these days, but in essence this is just an app on your pc that connects to webservices.. so nothing new
     
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    great info