I’ve done a lot of thinking lately on what I want to do with this blog. When I first started online, I wasn’t making any money. Despite doing a TON of research, testing, etc., I was having a hell of a time even making a few bucks.
When I finally did start making money, I was trading hours upon hours of time for $20 here, $50 there, and maybe $100 or so every now and then. I looked around in forums, read reviews of other products, bought a few guides and software programs, and everything just seemed to show me that there was no way to make money online (at least not enough to make me excited).
Then it all changed.
I decided to stop reading so many forums on internet marketing, I stopped doing what everyone was doing or telling me to do, and I started just playing around to test things on my own. It was shortly after that that I made some pretty cool discoveries:
- The majority of advice given online is from people who have no real clue what they’re talking about.
- Forums are full of even more people who have no real clue what they’re talking about (with the exception of a few good posts here and there).
- Some methods that people claim work are complete and utterly ridiculous.
- Some methods that people claim don’t work actually work incredibly well if you know what you’re doing.
- It all comes down to knowing how to sell and WHAT to sell, and since most people don’t know what to sell or how to sell it, everything they try will suck (regardless of the products, guides, tools, or whatever else they buy, even though they’ll blame everyone except their freakin’ selves).
You have to think on your own, learn from your own mistakes, and be able to critique your own business. It is only then that you can truly benefit from the loads of marketing guides and software programs out there (assuming that they’re good to start with).
After I starting fending for myself, I quickly had days where I’d make more in a single day than I would in entire months prior to that — and I did it with very limited knowledge and resources. I had crap for a mailing list, didn’t know a soul in the world who would promote for me, and I started with barely any money to invest.
I’m not going to throw out ridiculous numbers or any crap like that, but since then, things have only gotten better.
That’s why I’ve been thinking about this blog so much and exactly what I want to do with it. I started out being pessimistic with making money online, but I eventually turned that into my full time job (and loving it).
I want to debunk some of the common misconceptions out there, as well as tell you how I made money even on methods that others say don’t work.
I also want to review a few products every now and then, and I’m considering doing it even without using any affiliate link. Too many whiners tend to bitch and moan anytime an affiliate link is used … probably because there are so many money whores out there looking to promote anything that pays them even a nickel … but I’m definitely not one to give up my soul for a freakin’ nickel (that would require at least $5 … just kidding). Then again, if I don’t use an affiliate link, some bastard will probably accuse me of getting compensated in some other way if I write a good review, so maybe I’ll just say @!?* it and let the whiners whine. What do you think?
So starting from this point on, you’re probably going to see some great money making methods here, definitely some controversy, and when everything is all said and done, with any luck, I might also get to piss a few people off.
Oh, and I’ll be sure to update this blog at least every few days or so.
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