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What percent of your new projects end up being successful?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deviatus, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Success as in; it was worth your time, you collected all the money back you put in, and made or continue to make a profit.. not just pennies.

    I think it would be interesting to hear what % of people's projects they consider a success, and would give people a more realistic idea on what to expect.

    For me I'd consider about 60% of my projects that I pull the trigger on successful, a little more than half. I think that's high but I spend probably more time than most researching before I jump into anything and would probably make more money if I took more risks, but I hate failing. When I was first starting out that percent was probably around 20%. I also spend huge amounts of time researching potential ideas that I never end up giving a real try, and I know that's a waste.
     
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  2. Tensegrity

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    At the moment, my main source of income has lasted the past year with a 965% profit per month. It's enabled me to work on a lot of little experimental IM projects. I am the type of person who gets bored very fast and needs to feel excited by my work. BUT.... I know for a fact about 9/10 of the experiments I've run have been profitable, but only if I kept with them. That is to say that pretty much everything you experiment with will lose money at first, but you use the data from that experiment to make a more informed decision about your next campaign and it can really bank if you stick to it.

    So, if you wanted an actual percentage then I'd have to say about 90% have been successful. I just didn't keep with them out of pure boredom.
     
  3. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Percentage wouldnt be an actual estimate, but % wise say around 40% or so

    I believe, the magnitude of the projects is a much better estimate that % :)
     
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    Less than half for me, but when I do have success I scale that sh*t.
     
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    65-80% Get success and 20-35% Get Fail.
     
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    stopped working on projects where you rank and earn. Want to build something credible - business or service provider like and want to scale it up through various resources.

    Cheers.
     
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    80% or higher.

    Some flop though. The biggest one I tried earlier this year fecked up. It was promoting a major product that turned out to be a real spanner and barely made a cent. I liked the concept, but the execution was not very good.

    That aside, If I stick to the basics I get some level of success nearly every time

    As a couple of others said "scaling up" is the thing making $500 a month with one - then do 20 of them and earn $10,000 a month. Scaling is the hardest bit. It's where outsourcing or automation becomes important and that's where a lot of people fall over.

    Scritty
     
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  8. gazmo

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    You're going to see mixed answers here, OP, some people prefer grabbing the low hanging fruit, others enjoy high risk-high reward ventures. I think if people add what type of projects they prefer working on, we'll get more accurate answers :)
     
  9. Zso

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    All, if you spend time picking the right ones.

    If you have the resources and what it takes (experience and contacts) then I can't see how a well picked project can fail.
     
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    A couple of years ago my success rate was a good 80% then those cute looking animals came alog and ate my lunch, dinner and breakfast. Been busy with a brick and mooter business (or I should say a dirt and mud business being a farmer). Just starting to build sites again this winter and have my fingers crossed that I don't loose my lunch to anymore of those cute animals.
     
  11. Tensegrity

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    Scaling is easier said than done. There are always issues. For example, you can only make so much money from the same source, so if you already got 5 sites pulling from that source, a 6th site really isn't going to increase your earnings all that much. Expanding to other niches is key, IMO, at least for me it has been.

    A note about my last post: when I say 965% that doesn't mean I'm making millions of dollars. Just that my investment every month is crazy low compared to what I make back. That is why I do what I do. But it's boring and I'm working on new projects now that are far more lucrative and exciting.

    I think it all comes down to what you can handle -- you can only do so much in a short period of time. The key is figuring out a way to make the most profit from doing the least amount of work (i.e. automation!)
     
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    I start my Making Money project called "TheSystem" and now I've 30% success with my 3 methods. It's not bad. I think you must to go hard in every method and never go down!
     
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    About 30% succeed for me. But im not fucking about with little methods, the ones that work. Bank hard.
     
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    As a newbie 0%.

    As an expert, 97%..
     
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    20% maybe? But I do crazy chit at times, well ok a lot of the time just to see what happens!
     
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    I've only done a handful of projects. My earlier ones were 100% fail.

    My latest ones, since doing some proper research and learning, have all made a profit and been worth the while. My latest project has just started, so too early to tell. I'm also going to go headfirst into a few micro niche sites.

    So I'd say I'm a 50% success all in all so far.

    It's good to know that not everyone succeeds every time.
     
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    Well the way I look at things I never fail. Everything is a learning experience.
     
  18. bluehatface

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    Touché - Good Point!