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What does the typical noob make the first 6 months at IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by John Dough, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. John Dough

    John Dough Regular Member

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    Hello. I am wondering something. I have been at this IM thing for about 6 months now. I found BHW 2 months ago, and my IM income has doubled since finding BHW. Not to say it is a huge amount at all, in fact that's why I started this thread.

    I have made roughly $2500 in 6 months. That averages out to just over $450 a month. Not a ton of cash by any means, but as I said that's an average.

    During the beginning I was happy to be making an extra $30 a week. After putting a fair amount of time into it for 6 months, I had my first $120 day yesterday.

    I am feeling pretty good about myself and think this isn't too bad for a noob. I am sure there are people who made a lot more at the beginning, and people who have made less. I'm curious as to where I fit in on the curve.

    So how long have you been at it and how much did you make the first 6 months?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    John
     
  2. blackxxxer

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    i'd say about 1-2k
     
  3. justmeron

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    I think those are good results. I have spoken to ppl who have been at it over a yr. and not even making $100 a month.
    :chairshot
     
  4. ccpro

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    Congratz, not bad but I'm sure you can do better! Keep on going, keep on learning and you will succeed! Never give up!
     
  5. sereja

    sereja Newbie

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    A grand, if they're lucky.
     
  6. bizcredit

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    the typical newb has quit by then
     
  7. John Dough

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    I don't think I know how to give up bro. I learn more and more every day, and this place sparks ideas in my head that the hard part is to focus on just one.

    I think I have started to figure out one key to my success is outsourcing. You just can't do everything by yourself. There are so many talented people available on this forum that you are crazy to waste your time trying to learn everything.
     
  8. sidddd

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    Very good work man... you are talented!
     
  9. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    john dough, Those are not bad results and the most important thing is that you got that first $100 day. Getting through that first year is a bitch. Unless your some kind of computer genius it's very hard to be an instant IM success. Most of us have to get in there and scrap and claw everyday. Keep educating yourself and never quit. Congratulations.


    gun-shy
     
  10. Kurtz3771

    Kurtz3771 Junior Member

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    It varies so much. I helped a guy start making money online after he had gone six years, part-time and not made any money online. He now does very well for himself, but he just needed that spark and to take action and to focus and finish.
     
  11. elgato49

    elgato49 Junior Member

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    First 2 years "researching" the internet.... $0. 1st month of BH venture... $500, passive income. Now i'm at $20 to $150 per day.

    Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.
    -- Yoda

    Btw it's not easy. I work hard. I stay up until 3-4 a.m almost everyday! Will maintain this pace until i can maintain at least $100 a day. To all newbies, don't give. There are so many methods exposed here for free. There is no holy-grail methods, but you can turn a method into one. During the first 2 year i joined
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    warriorforum
    , then
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    digitalpoint
    ... still $0. Now i'm in BHW and i won't turn back. Thanks BHW.
     
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  12. John Dough

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    Nice. I really do appreciate the encouragement. It gets a little rough on the days where you put a lot of hard work and brain power in, and get nothing back. Then the days where you are typing a post and an email clicks in with another $30 like what just happened! I like that. How could you not?

    I wanted that $100 day so bad I could taste it. Today's only at $30 so far, but that's $30 more than I had 15 minutes ago!

    And with all of you guys for feedback and wisdom I really feel like I've got an army behind me. I wish people in RL had the brother/sister mentality as BHW members do.

    John
     
  13. bape

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    nice post john.

    I'm also new to IM. all it took was someone to guide me for the first few weeks. and off i went to make money :)

    keep it gangsta homie ;)
     
  14. ChanzGrande

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    I think there is a lot that plays into these kinds of things, and various scenarios yield incredibly different results even for newbies. Some people get caught up in purchasing every new e-book, or method, and never do anything. They tend to do very poorly - probably less than $1000 in six months, and they usually quit. Others try a few things, and stumble on some stuff that works for them. With decent skills, and implementation, some do very well.

    I was looking at 3 months with minimal return, and almost quitting myself, but ended up at the end of 6 months with well better than 15k, and decent prospects for the future. I think your results are very encouraging nonetheless especially given that you have achieved better than $100 in day at this point. If that can be sustained, then you are positioned very nicely indeed. Keep up the great work.
     
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  15. John Dough

    John Dough Regular Member

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    To be perfectly honest, sometimes it amazes me that I can really, truly work toward a sustainable income and more online. My goal is to move to Hawaii and sit on the beach with my laptop and call that "work".

    I'll make it.

    Bet on that.

    John
     
  16. DeadEyesOpened

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    I started in April 2007 as a complete n00bie, so far I am totalling about $1000, mostly from CPA and EPN. This has been a part time/couple hours a week for me, in 2009 I intend to ramp it up A LOT.
     
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    That is the same attitude I have except I want to go to an exotic island. :p

    I would say from the start, I have averaged 1k a month, all WH method. I have yet to do any BH. I have tons of black hat methods I know will make money, I just do not want to risk my affiliate network accounts since WH is stable long term income. All these BH methods can be read here at BHW just gotta give it your own twist.

    I guess I will just have to take a risk and sign up with more affiliate networks and give it a try. More money cannot hurt.

    To the OP...

    Just keep doing your thing man, you seem to be figuring out this internet pretty well. Never let a low paying day keep you down, always aim to top your best earning month and you will succeed.
     
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  18. Erik

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    I can tell ya, i've been at it for about 2 weeks and I'm closing in on 200 Profit. Some ewhoing, and a viral site to start. I gave up the e-whoring though. I tended to get pissed off to easy and tell my potential meal tickets to f-off when they didn't easily convert to sales. I'm working on getting into CPA networks and trying some adwords stuff now. But it's been a blast and I love being able to learn and share here.
     
  19. John Dough

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    It's an evolution to say the least. The first product I pushed was a CB product on how to hack a PSP. Lol. I remember the first time someone paid $30 for that, I about sh*t!

    Since then I've developed a product of my own (1,000 of my income), pushed a better (slightly) CB product (another 1,000), and just recently started a new PPA offer that has pulled me $510 in 3 weeks. So I think I am on the right track!

    John
     
  20. stylesb

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    beach and a laptop - now ur speaking my language...

    I made about $1500 in my first 4 weeks with a modified version of some stuff I read here, but have been at a standstill with CJ to get paid. They asked about my traffic and why I had two redirects. I gave them the run of the mill answer and they said it was cool but I am still waiting on my advertiser to re-instate me.

    Its been a week now... missed the Dec paydate... and have ceased my methods until I get paid... no use in working if you aint gonna get paid...

    Autoblogging began yesterday, created 5 blogspots and 2 main .coms with wordpress. I need something a little more stable then these CJ bastards