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What is your REALISTIC goal for IM and how close are you to it.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KeyzDT, May 16, 2012.

  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    OK, so we ALL want to be millionaires and we ALL know you don't just sit down and become one overnight. This forces up to break up our goals into smaller ones. For some its as small as $5 a day and other, more established members, several more dollars a day hahah.

    My current REALISTIC goal: $100/Day COMPLETELY PASSIVE INCOME.

    How close to it I am: A little less than halfway to it ($40+ a day mostly passive 1/5 of the content on my sites is hand created by me. The rest is outsourced)

    so I got a ways to go but Im deffinetly in the ballpark.

    what is your realistic goal currently?
     
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  2. Hogare

    Hogare Registered Member

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    I was at fifteen before penguin and now I'm at $5 per day.I set a goal to get to $1000 per month by the end of the year,and thought that was completely realistic.How wrong was I...
     
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  3. Leith

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    Goal- Atleast $1000 a day.

    Tricky but not impossible.
     
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  4. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    hahh penguin seems to have destroyed peoples concept of "realistic"
     
  5. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    how close are you to it based on your end of year earnings?
     
  6. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Around 50%
     
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  7. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    My goal is $2500 month. I'm in this business since 2007, few times was very close to $1000, but this month I will be happy if I reach $500. If you are not really very clever, lucky or very hard working IM is very hard. Everything is changing so fast and just when I was starting new projects and thought my older sites are finally making me nice passive income, penguin attacked. But I have read so many times that the key in IM is to never give up that I will not, even fighting not only against competition, hackers and scamers, but now even against google is not easy and sometimes very frustrating.
     
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  8. daserpent

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    My goal is to make $1000 a day and I have had $760 days. Well, one tip i would like to give you guys is If something is not working for you, try something else.. don't just keep beating the hell out of yourself over the same thing. IM is not limited to SEO (seen MANY people bitch about google updates).. I was once obsessed with SEO but then I realized how unpredictable it was and I let go of it for good.

    I was making $10-$30 a day with all the hard working put into SEOing my sites, now i do something completely different and make $500. So, try new things.
     
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  9. RevRico

    RevRico Newbie

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    what are you doing differently now, if you don't mind my asking? As usual, I seem to find things right after the bubble burst, and while people are still banking with SEO, I want to spread myself out as thin as I can, casting net style, because, basically I don't want to have to pass a time clock.

    On topic, my goal right now is 50 dollars a day. By the end of the day today, I will have 5 adsense and amazon sites running in 4 entirely different niches, using autoblogs and some fiverr gigs to boost traffic. I also have my personal blog, but I'm waiting until I can get it transferred to a different host from the money sites so I can at least use it for backlinks. All told, i'm about 200 dollars invested, and not a dime coming in to show for it yet.
     
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  10. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    My realistic goal is to make my living online and I have attained it. What I mean by make my living, is that I do not depend on anyone for anything. I support my family of 4 (5 in July) completely online. I purchased a home last summer, getting ready to get a new SUV for the growing family and I fully fund retirement accounts for my wife and myself. I have not worked for anyone in years and not sure how I would be as an employee anymore.

    Full time online is completely doable and I am just one of several at BHW that are full time. My advice for those wanting to go full time is to diversify everything. Do not stop when you get one site complete or one ppc campaign profitable, keep working and duplicate it. Leave enough time to manage your previous successful ventures/properties/campaigns and keep building more to go with them.
     
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  11. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    Well I think everyone should be targeting having a few clients they do Seo for so that every month you have$500-$5000 in income no matter what.

    This will allow you to buy all the software you need and a VPS to run them on.

    Once you have that .. Then you can start building your Adsense, amazon, click bank and other CPA based sites .. And there is not the same pressure everyday when their earnings fluctuate ... Plus when you find something that works you have the capital to scale up quickly.

    So don't sit back and target $20 a day when you could be making $100 a day with a slightly different approach.
     
  12. artificial_genius

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    My goal is to make a stable $1000/day.

    I have hit that goal many times before, but never consistently (ie. more than a couple months).

    Last year I wasn't very close to this goal because I was building up my long term businesses. This year, as the work from last year is starting to pay dividends, I am still getting closer. I still have a little bit to go however.
     
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  13. jiipodd

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    At the moment my target is around 2000 euros a month semi-passive income (working less than 10 hours a week). I know I need to hustle to get there.

    Currently I am making anything from 500-1200/month depending how many billable hours I have for my clients. All my income comes from selling SEO services to companies, but I am trying to diversify that. Been doing stupid and ineffective things in the past but now I am on the right track.
     
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  14. Spaznik

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    $10,000 per month is my ultimate goal, the goal which, in the case I achieved, I wouldn't feel any need to keep pushing for more.

    I'm not even close to that yet, but well, time will say.
     
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  15. TheArticleMan

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    Well for me:

    Passively want to earn about $10,000+ a month. IM is more a hobby and passion rather than a desperate need for income. I enjoy doing it and love the monetary benefits that come along with it. Will I quit it? NO.

    I'll keep trying my hardest to reach my goal and it will happen sooner rather than later.

    I've always got my offline job lined up which will bring in close to £100,000 a year so I guess IM isn't about money for me, more a challenge I want to succeed at. Well actually, $10k passively is kind of nice too, but you get what I mean.
     
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  16. Windmill

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    Baby steps for me. I have no "overall" IM goal, just goals along the way. One of my current IM focus is to tackle a project that is familar but very new at the same time; micro niche sites with adsense. I want to build a site that makes $30p/m. Well, I am on track :) My current site hit #9 and over the past 8 days it has made over $5. So when I hit #1, I expect those earnings to get even better, so I'll probably make more than $30p/m with this site :)

    Signing on and seeing my adsense earnings grow every day makes me so excited. It makes me realize this IM thing from your own websites (rather than clients - though clients will almost always pay the best) is actually possible. You just have to crack it. I know what I did to earn this much; so I can replicate it pretty well and I have a much better "feel" for picking profitable niches.

    My next goal is to finish a product that I intend to sell. This will be successful. Absolutely, positively sure of it. It is just that the product requires a LOT of work to create, and it CAN'T be outsourced :( sigh.
     
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  17. hateandbreak

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    A realistic goal that I think I can reach is a stable $5000/m
    doing offline and online marketing (clients) offering top notch
    services. That seems absolutely realistic to me, but the ultimate
    goal is anything above $10,000/m and is definitely possible just as taktical
    has proven!

    Keep working hard people :)
     
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  18. michaelr1988

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    honestly id be happy with 1000 a month. Never been that close to it but I have had a site earning me a consistent $200 a month...lost it because of penguin. Now I am back at square one with a -950 penalty which has left me scratching my head.

    IM can be quite a rollercoaster. All part of the package in this business I guess
     
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  19. Lares

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    Realistic goal was making 10k per month till end of year... but then penguin came...
     
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  20. caitlin

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    I just want my pre penguin traffic back and at the moment, I am not even close to half of it.
     
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