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What is the Worst IM Advice You've Ever Received?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Zwielicht, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Since I've joined BlackHatWorld, I've received some of the best advice I could ever find about Internet marketing. Before that, however, I had received some of the worst advice about Internet marketing, some of which include:

    • You want money fast? Just do PPC advertising with your direct Clickbank hoplink on Adwords/Bing Ads (ignoring the cost and experience needed to maintain a PPC campaign as well as Adwords' TOS)
    • Always choose high gravity products on Clickbank. They're popular so they will always convert well for you (ignoring market saturation and many other Clickbank tools).
    • Sex sells, so just make a porn website for every product (ignoring... everything).
    • If you buy a custom domain and use it with Blogger, you will own the website (ignoring Blogger's TOS).
    • It's easy to make money with IM: just select a product, scrape emails from Craigslist, and email all of them about your product (ignoring the Can-Spam Act)!

    So what about you? What is the worst IM advice you've ever received?
     
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    That's impossible don't do it.
     
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    "listen to Matt Cutts" (Like he actually tells the complete truth with training)
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    Join adsense click exchange
     
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    About content: "Quality doesn't matter, just make it unique"
     
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    90% of the advice you find on the internet.
     
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    I've been in IM for a long time, and have seen a lot of wack stuff in my day. But basically what annoys me the most is people trying to talk you into buying ebooks and WSO's. %99.9 of them are pretty much garbage.

    Some actual GOOD advice.. I would say is focus on developing your own method by doing something unique that hasn't been done before, or take something that works and add your own twist. This is how the top IM'ers make the big bucks.
     
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    Must have money to make money!
     
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    "you can't make permanent income in IM, so get real JOB"
     
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  15. Zwielicht

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    I get told this one a lot by relatives and neighbours. My unemployed neighbour recently tried suggesting $12 an hour jobs to me and my response was, "You want me to make less money"?

    A real job=making someone else money.

    I'll just stick with my "fake job". :)
     
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    I don't know about other countries. But in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and other Asian countries this phrase is very common.

    for me
    a real job = NO peace of mind.
    and
    IM = Be your own boss
     
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    Computers are for playing, you cannot make money from this :p
     
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    1. IM is so easy, just buy this this and this and you are set.
    2. just buy my ebook
    3. just sign up for my blog newsletter i tell you all my secrets
    4. advice from the front page of google
    5. just google my reviews
     
  19. Vesania

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    Not IM advice particularly but once this guy who was clearly clueless but wanted to show how awesome and futuristic he is, advised me that 'all the money is in hardware, no one cares about software'. ;)