Where were ya before IM? My story.

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  1. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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  2. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Worked on 4 different industries here in Sweden.. From 2003 - 2008.

    :) Volvo was one of them.. Volvo Construction Equipment, worked with Assembling.
     
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  3. englandrm

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    2006-2009: Economics major in college. Jobs I held during that time were cook, EMT (ambulance person), and a debt collection call center.

    Oct 2009: Totaled my car on the highway. Dropped out of school (2 semesters short). Moved back home for a fresh start.

    Oct-Dec 2009: Odd jobs, such as turning in scrap metal, responding to random CL posts, and selling crap on ebay.

    Dec 2009: Finished Tim Ferriss' book The 4-Hour Workweek. Copied his model, and wrote a speed reading book (originally a 6 page manual). Created a basic software, a basic website and started selling them on Ebay and my website for $10-30.

    March 2010: Expanded the website, upgraded the software, created the 31 page manual, and taught the class at a few colleges at $50/person. (Later 2010, partnered up with a company out of Europe who designed the most amazing software for Speed Reading and Memory Training in existence) Currently sells from $47-147, all digital, all automated, and 0 returns ever.

    April 2010: I realized I could sell websites to small businesses in the area. Taught myself wordpress, and started posting ads on CL to find clients.

    August 2010: Got my first SEO client ($2,200 over 6 months, blew my mind how much people would pay for it). I started reading everything I could about SEO, started testing, and got my software to the first page of Google. Realized SEO was the answer, as I can outsource 99% of the actual work, and live working very few hours a week.

    Nov 11 2010: Joined BHW. Started learning blackhat SEO. Beyond that I learned I was doing some stuff right in my business, but a whole bunch of things were not as right as they could have been. There's a distinct jump in my income at the before/after BHW date.

    Current: I run an SEO business, and have some pretty awesome clients (including a few from BHW). I do a few websites on the side. My speed reading software is still making sales. And I'm in the process of preparing for a nice mini-retirement to... somewhere (still undecided).
     
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  4. mikemeth

    mikemeth Power Member

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    Before IM- was playing online games and football, kid years :)
     
  5. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Trapping hard ! All my life.

    Real talk !
     
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    I was a stay at home mom living below the poverty line.

    I'm still a stay at home mom... just without the poverty part.

    I started IM in March 2010, all white hat SEO. I made some good money that way. I came here a few months ago and my income has doubled. I expect it to triple by the end of the summer at least. I put my husband's income to shame. :)