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You're moving too quickly!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pieking, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. pieking

    pieking Registered Member

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    Well guys, over the past few weeks I've done a whole ton of sniffing around BHW to discover different ways of monetizing my IM plans. (As everyone should also do!)

    Information overload has been the largest understatement of my life over these past few weeks. One minute I'll be studying adsense, the next affiliates, after that CPA, and then some torrent research for good measure. There are so many highly profitable, yet irritatingly complex methods of monetizing that it makes my head spin. So why haven't I been making a single cent in the past few weeks then?

    Well guys, I'll tell you. Most of you already know the answer, but its simply because I'm spending far too much time researching and not enough time in action.

    (Duh, right? why am I even writing any of this, every single one of you guys know that when too much time is spent researching and planning that nothing gets done.)

    Well, I'm writing this because the moral of the story is NOT simply to keep your research and action well proportioned.

    When you're working, and not researching, why? Well, hopefully it is because you have all your methods, plans, and ideas in order and simply have no need to be researching. This is great, it means that your hours of searching and researching have finally paid off and you're ready to embark towards that tasty five-figure monthly salary on auto-pilot. As exciting and momentous as this occasion is, there is something wrong.

    Something wrong?! I'm about to be a millionaire, what could POSSIBLY be wrong??

    Yes, something is indeed wrong. In all the excitement of getting this mission ready to launch a lot of us, it seems, lose our focus on the basics.

    Essentially what we've done is crawled our way through the slow, boring monotony of researching and reading tons of articles that helped us in no way just to find the nuggets of golden information along the way. We got out of our crawl, picked ourselves up and began slowly walking our way through the organizing, planning, creating steps to make sure that when this thing takes off, its not coming back down. We've meandered our way on through the planning phase and start seeing the dollar signs out in the horizon. We pick up our pace as to not lose sight of those dollar signs. We're jogging now, running even, and boy oh boy are those dollars getting closer and closer. They're getting so close that the excitement is simply too much to contain as we find ourselves now sprinting at full speed towards the money. At this point we're running towards those dollar signs so fast that we can't keep our eyes open in the wind. All we know is that the money is in front of us and we want it NOW. We have to know how close that money is so we force our eyes open despite the pain of the opposing wind and... what's this?! The dollar signs are gone! In utter shock we fall to the ground and wonder where our money is.

    Well you see, while we were sprinting towards the goal so fast that we had to close our eyes, what we didn't realize is that we got up to such a high speed pace with our eyes shut which caused us to unknowingly run right past the goal. We can look back at those dollar signs that we just passed and notice that about a thousand other people have now reached it before we could simply because we mistakenly lost sight of them in the hype of it all. Sure, we can try to go back and get the pennies laying on the ground after the other thousand vultures took all the real meat.

    Now you might be thinking:

    A.) who is this weirdo "pieking" and why is he speaking to me in metaphors?!

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    B.) well, if those other thousand vultures hadn't shown up, we'd still have a shot at those dollar signs!

    While statement B is very true, and it could easily be the case that our target niche hasn't been sucked dry before we had a chance to bounce back to it, but that is exactly the problem. We've now had to "bounce back". You see, when we collapsed after the shock of losing sight of the dollar signs we kind of got bumped and bruised up, we're totally exhausted after such a sprint, and we simply just don't have it in us to put even a fraction of the energy towards the goal as we previously were so its still a highly unfavorable situation.

    Okay, enough of the metaphors and imagery. In plain old black and white, what I'm saying is pace yourself. I'm not going to say its not a race, because it is most definitely a race. But as we saw in the depiction I mentioned earlier, we lost the race to a bunch of slow, noob vultures. If you're moving too quickly, you can and most likely will trip up, you'll lose sight of some of the most invaluable pieces of the puzzle, and you'll never be able to go back at it with the same kind of passion if you have to pick up the pieces all along the way.

    So to wrap this all up, I say this to you. It is great to get excited, it is wonderful to be passionate, its awesome to want something so bad. However, please don't exhaust all of that excitement, passion, and want all in the beginning. Pace yourself, take the scenic route, pick up the puzzle pieces that your competition is missing because they are moving too quickly. Never find yourself sprinting to the start or it just very well may be a quick finish and all those weeks of boring search and research might as well start again. :cool:

    EDIT: It looks like its not uncommon to put up this little side-note so I'll go ahead and be one of 'those' people. :p

    If you found this post at all helpful, or maybe even if you didn't but agreed with the overall message, feel free to hit the thanks button. don't worry about the rep, with eleven posts I'll have plenty of time and ground to cover before any of that hooblah. :006:
     
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  2. dr.Hus

    dr.Hus Regular Member

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    Im BHW member for 10 days and I know what you mean ... At least 5 hours a day i spend reading and reading and again reading ... I know baby steps are needed, just takes patience

    Truly liked your post
    have a nice day
    Hus
     
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  3. Essence19

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    To each man his own. some can do multiple things at once. lots of projects.its not hard.once you get going if thats what you can do. basics are only when you start. you are only beginning so you need to get the basics right.but once you have it all down .you can do whatever you want.
     
  4. pieking

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    Well hold on now, you're basically just saying a more particular and specific version of what I said. You know what you can do and what you should do and you do it. That is the pace I'm speaking of when I say don't find yourself sprinting.

    You are absolutely correct. you need to get the basics right, and those of us who haven't already worked them into our normal, innate routine should take the time to do so.

    Also, even if you're a professional there are chances that you could get a little too confident about certain projects lose sight of some minor but important things. I mean, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Snivy

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    This post sums up my time on here perfectly. Way too much stuff to learn, still confused where I should be starting.
     
  6. pieking

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    well, I've started with micro-niche sites with adsense, but if you're looking for quicker methods, I'd definitely check the downloads section for the latest shares on CPA and Affiliate marketing. (obviously) if you haven't yet discovered ******, I'd recommend checking it out if you do any social networking at all.
     
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    How can you make a micro niche site when you don't know anything about the niche?
     
  8. pieking

    pieking Registered Member

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    surely there are things in this world that you are really knowledgable about and could come up with a few articles worth of information for. maybe even a hobby, or a favorite local television show or sports team.

    if you don't know much about it but really like the subject and would love to learn about it, that's also a good thing to consider.
     
  9. oOULTiMATE KhANOo

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    Bro your thread pretty much summed up how I've approached IM lol.. it's like reading my online biography or method lol.. I completely agree with your analogy... it is bang on.

    Thanks + rep bro, great article!. ;) :D

    In simple words I need to slow down and get my head back together.. sometimes I get so frustrated I just go watch TV or go out and waste time playing snooker or video games. (I will only begin going out properly once the money starts coming in)..

    What causes me to get frustrated is reading so much stuff and then trying to do different things at once.. it's a formulae which does not work.

    Great article! :)
     
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  10. kelso

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    You can't build a strong house if you don't build its fpundations first. That's why we have the stickies and they say please Read First! :) noobs should read your post before starting in IM. Success won't come overnight but it WILL eventually if you keep working to achieve it.
     
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  11. bulldogzg

    bulldogzg Senior Member

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    Really good write up and you hit a few things home for me. Especial the ones about being burned out from the chasing of the magnificent $
     
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  12. 3Infidels

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    Nice write-up.
     
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  13. FstQuik07

    FstQuik07 Junior Member

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    I've definitely realized that. Like 100 bookmarks, and 3 projects.

    EDIT: Look at how much "Thanks" I've given. I started doing that instead of bookmarking, LOL!! Grade A shit in my thank box!
     
  14. armix

    armix Newbie

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    I was the same at the beginning.But one day i just quit reading and i said "i will take the first method, and i go wit it"... It took me 3 days to set everything up, but it was worthy.. And now, everytime i get lost in reading BHW i do the same..I think its all about trying.Not reading. What"s not working for somebody, can be a gold mine for others.You never know.
     
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