Who's Hanging Up There IM Boots In 2009?

WickednDivine

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I've thought about it myself, but for different reasons. I find IM extremely frustrating (verging on depressing), i'm simply not very good at it. What makes it more frustrating is that I feel like I have more technical skills than 99.9% of the people out there, but can't find a way to make money with them except at my 9-5 job.

I just recently bought a house and started a new, much higher paying job that I really enjoy, and Internet Marketing has taken a serious back seat.

Though, i'm sure that will change when my new mortgage is due, heh.

@diva, really sorry to hear that! Hope you get things straightened out...
 
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Well with 2009 around the corner, everyone is looking forward to making more money than ever before online and i really don't blame them. I'm sure there will be more methods, books and systems which help even more people get into the world of IM.

But for me, im out. I'm sick and im tried of the lifestyle i lead. IM has opened my eyes, but it almost destroyed everything i am.

So who else is out of the IM game? Sure, i'll miss the money. But i'm sure i'll be alot happier! (well, unless someone got me a lambo :p). This all started as hobby but it slowly took over both my time and my life. I never ever though i'd live this sort of life, and i almost hate myself for it!

I know a few people will think its a silly decision to make, and a few will be glad i'll be going, but is any one else using 2009 to concentrate on other things?

Either way, to those in IM and those not, best of luck in 2009. It really will be the best year ever for those on BHW, so enjoy the ride ;)

dude you're done? why?
 

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Sorry to hear you are hanging your stuff up, but if it means you being happier than it is something you should do.

I myself will be going full force in IM in 2009, will be owning my own corporation thanks to UpTown.

Like someone has said, work smarter, not harder.

It is exactly what I am doing which is why I am going full force, I have everything nearly automated, only need to spend 20 minutes a day.

I love living the life that I am in control of what I do, not some higher up who thinks they know it all.
 

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@jammie

The lifestyle you live can always be changed - it is solely up to you. Money doesn't have to change you for the worse -- you control money, don't let it control you. Try to make it work for you.

I suggest hitting a different avenue of Internet Marketing (yes there are millions) and see if you enjoy it more. You can have real life AND internet intertwined (yes it's possible). My suggestion is to keep pursuing IM and take control of your life.

And for me, I can't wait for what lies in 2009. Going to be such a huge year, HUGE.
 

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Are you Sweetfunny from DP? If so, what is your reason for giving up IM?

The whole Work Vs Reward thing just isn't worth it, for the (without exaggeration) 14-16 hours a day 7 days a week i spend doing BH/IM the revenue is dismal.

I find IM extremely frustrating (verging on depressing), i'm simply not very good at it. What makes it more frustrating is that I feel like I have more technical skills than 99.9% of the people out there, but can't find a way to make money with them except at my 9-5 job.

I know exactly how you feel, i've got the skills to do basically anything but it's depressing continually seeing people who are semi literate, don't even know a line of HTML going "OMG i banked $3k yesterday". You then waste all day trying the method, adding variations to it etc and wind up with pennies.

I'm just lucky i have an understanding partner, and something real to fall back on.
 

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You are in control of your own destiny grasshappa.
You must seek that which is unseekable.
First you must become one with yourself then and only then
will you find your true destiny.

With that said, sounds like you are giving up too easily. You will go back to the 9-5 job
then will get that tired of that after a while; then what?

I quit my day job over a year ago and never looked back. I'm doing even better now
and next year I only plan to increase my income exponentially and it will only get better from there. I'm not taking the easy road out, it's tough work but in the end I'm making good money.

The military has taught me to constantly improve myself through education, income, family enrichment, and stay away from friends that are not time wasters.

If you were screwed by outsourcing that means you didn't look hard enough to find someone who is trustworthy. Yeah I've been screwed over before but I take steps to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

Good luck with whatever you will do in the future.
 

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i feel you on this jammie, it's definitely not as easy to just switch of your computer at 5pm.

but for me, well i took a vacation. things are fine now, i guess somewhere along the way, i lost my initial focus and objectives.
 

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Poll, i know exactly what you mean!

I can program in 9/10 different languages, i can speak 3 different languages, i'm a great negotiator (when i have to be!) and i know people kill for me in businesses, but IM it's "dog eat dog" and i guess i'd never trust anyone without looking into there eyes first, so JV's like this wouldn't work!

Everyone here says its all mindset etc; the problem is ... i like to work! i get a buzz out of finishing things and making them work. I work so hard because my scripts are so unique i'd never trust anyone else to make them (and i have the ability to make them myself etc.)

as for working smarter, not harder; i do both. but there are only so many ways you can improve the effciency of content creation. One person said instead of getting 4 writers for 60 articles, i should have hired 60. He obviously doesn't know anything about business/communication overheads. My costs would have went from $80 to $360. Not acceptable for the same amount of work. I had the writers i chose send me sampled work, i asked for scanned certificates to prove english ability etc. but they blatently had acces to these resources.

Everyone thinks i should stay in IM because of the freedom it gives me. There are many ways to gain this freedom, some of which are better suited to my abilities.

Oh, and for the record, i've never had a 9-5 job as i've never needed one. I've always been able to support myself through various means, and i will never go to one. Only a handful of companies in the world could offer me a job that i would accept, however it will be 4 years before i feel ready to approach them with my offers.

We shall see how everything goes 'eh!

But i'm suprised to see a few people say they're giving up IM. Gogeta; good luck with the business. Remember the lessons you've learnt and don't take shit from nobody! & laptopdiva; i couldn't possibly understand how much you must have went through, so i just hope everything is ok now. Take a break from IM for a while and come back "part time"? just to enjoy it?
 

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Sweetfunny & Jammie,

Good to know I'm not the only one who feels the way I do.
 
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