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wouldnt it be easier/more stable to learn poker for a living than seo?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ranko Jones, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    ive thought there are several advantages to it over seo.

    the game stays exactly the same.

    there is alwyas a big market for it, so dont have to worry about market research and finding profitable niches, is this what is called liquidity?

    all you have to do is learn how to play well and your set. unlike seo where the game rules change every month or two.

    other than that the lifestyles seems very similar of begin your own boss working when you want etc.

    I dont actually know how to play poker, so anyone who might know it better be itnerested to ehar you chime in because since seo seems hopeless ive been considering leanring it.

    i know itd be super competitive but what about just 'grinding' to make an ok wage every day?

    i know i spent 10 hours a day at my peak at seo and got nothing back for it except bitterness and frustration. i guess theres plenty of poker failure stories too but it seems that at least the game rules stay the saem so the factors like leanring discipline and budgeting are more within your control than relying on the whim of google.
     
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  2. Mr Stark

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    You have to set your boundaries and limits, and never cross them, or else you might lose a lot of money.
     
  3. Getwhatchuwant

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    Lower cost of entry with SEO usually, I have seen guys take 200 bucks and create a stable $40-$50 p month income, which is triple the return in a year. Do that 10x's or so and you are making some respectable money to start.

    Poker you can and will lose that 200 bucks in minutes...

    If you have the skill and the funding you actually may be right. Its a matter of how much risk you can absorb.
     
  4. john6401

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    I think online poker is much harder now compared to couple years ago.
     
  5. EddieC123

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    No matter what you do in life there will always be someone better than you at it. The beauty of SEO is that you can steer clear of those guys that wipe the floor with you, whereas with poker you could have one sitting on every single table you join.
     
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    With poker you can loose a lot of money. With SEO it's more difficult to loose because the only money i loose is 5$ for a domain.
     
  7. BreakAllTheClocks

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    If it was that easy I'm sure Yang would still be a pro. But he never won $20k outside his WSOP earnings and now the IRS has every penny left.
     
  8. Ranko Jones

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    Disagree with you guys...with SEO you CANNOT AVOID GOOGLE which was my whole point.

    In terms of investing little money. whats the point of having little investement if you turn out not eanring any money anyway. I dont know anyone whos successful at seo still only the seo service sellers its more like an urban legend. So if you also put time in to the equation seo is a terrible ROI form my experience of having done it for around 2 years as my fulltime job.

    You could lose money in poker sure, but like any business you could lose form a bad investment right so why is poker different? I see what you guys are saying tho in that you cant avoid the sharks right? so any player on a given day could be a poker tycoon and strip you bare right?
     
  9. dannyhw

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    The thing about SEO is that if you can learn enough to make a couple hundred bucks a month with no budget, you're probably smart enough to be a $100,000/year consultant. When you're whitehat, strategies don't really change. Some details change, but when they do what you've done before doesn't go away.

    The other thing is when you have a real SEO career, you don't get hired and just told "rank #1 for insurance", you're told "figure out how to use all the money and resources available to the company to rank #1 for insurance and we'll be happy you're making us millions".
     
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  10. Visning

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    I don't really think you can compare SEO to a game of risk. I realize there's luck involved with timing and opposition, but Poker is just a gamble, SEO will always Work if the proper methods are employed.
     
  11. lmxftw

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    online poker is no longer a game of chance. the poker platform decides who wins and who loses... it's pretty much like the slot machines, all you can do is calculate chances for low hands but i've had 99% chances go to waste just because the platform decided that i shouldn't win. lost over 2k on bwin and never played online poker since then. it doesnt matter how good you are at the game, when it's online if you have 60% chances of winning you should only consider you have 20% chances because the software fucks you

    in terms of being an income yes... if you can control yourself and grind for pennies you can actually get a decent income but the income is fully depending on how much you want to risk. you can't win too much at a 10/20c cash table and going for SNG's is a waste of time with all the player collision going around. Only thing worth playing is MTT games that last for hours and you might end up with close to nothing but those are more safe it terms of platform fuck ups