Future of freelance internet marketer

by Affiliatebuddy 14 replies
You make a few 100ks or few millions for few years and then you lose for few years. Where do you see after 20 years? What are we doing to make our future secure? Anybody planned or planning ? Care to share?

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AB
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  • Profile picture of the author MKarp
    I'll be using my IM skills to build a sustainable online business around what I'm passionate about.

    I think relatively few people can make IM a lasting career, but anyone can take what we learn here and use it to build a business that truly helps the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    There is a lot of activity happening in IM. As a freelancer not everybody can keep changes things. We are changing our money making methods after every few years. That's a concern for sure .
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmadashfaq
    Stop thinking it as a side business or quick money scheme..

    once you start considering IM as a serious business would be the life changing day for you..!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    Ahmad.. i do it as full time for more than a decade and made a lot of money and making. Still question exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    All the skills that have learned as a freelancer working for other businesses are now being applied to create my own online businesses, don't wanna be a freelancer forever, chasing dat passive income
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyDan
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    Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

    You make a few 100ks or few millions for few years and then you lose for few years. Where do you see after 20 years? What are we doing to make our future secure? Anybody planned or planning ? Care to share?

    Regards
    AB
    If you have the process down and have truly made "a few 100ks or a few millions" then you can apply it to whatever surroundings you have.
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    • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
      So have to keep changing business? I know i can make money anywhere and everywhere.. But.. do i have to keep changing things so frequently?

      Originally Posted by MoneyDan View Post

      If you have the process down and have truly made "a few 100ks or a few millions" then you can apply it to whatever surroundings you have.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheWriteOne
        Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

        So have to keep changing business? I know i can make money anywhere and everywhere.. But.. do i have to keep changing things so frequently?
        Maybe you need to find a business you want to start. If you don't want to change things ever so frequently, there are a ton of different things out in the world that you could do. Maybe you could start a business not related to the internet as a safety net to save you in case you get sweeped by the changing times.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I've been fortunate enough to do well in a couple of different businesses, and with that I have been able appreciate what those businesses can provide for my family, the people that work for the businesses, and the customers.

    As I write this I'm sitting, I'm sitting out on the balcony with a view of the mountains.The temperature is near perfect, and its like this nearly year round. I had a nice swim and talked to fiends at the jacuzzi.

    No matter what you have, wake up each day and be thankful. I'm planning to be thankful. My business goes up and it goes down. That is life. Set good intentions, and enjoy the journey.
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    • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
      Hi

      It is great to hear. and God has helped me to live a nice life style and made me rich. I know internet marketing rocks. And that is how i made a LOT of money.

      My question is about future only. We are not same after 5 years or 10 years. Time changes and so energy/ ideas etc.

      Regards
      AB

      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      I've been fortunate enough to do well in a couple of different businesses, and with that I have been able appreciate what those businesses can provide for my family, the people that work for the businesses, and the customers.

      As I write this I'm sitting, I'm sitting out on the balcony with a view of the mountains.The temperature is near perfect, and its like this nearly year round. I had a nice swim and talked to fiends at the jacuzzi.

      No matter what you have, wake up each day and be thankful. I'm planning to be thankful. My business goes up and it goes down. That is life. Set good intentions, and enjoy the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I have a student that I am mentoring and so far he has built his list up to around 2000 subscribers in a very short time using what I've taught him. He's making on average about $40 a day right now and he's thrilled about that.

    However, he's constantly worried about getting his AR account closed, and what he'll do if that happens. He is doing nothing wrong at all, and acting very ethically with his list, but I guess some marketer who is he is talking to on Facebook claimed to have his AR shut down for no reason, and the story has got my student terrified now. He talks about it constantly and worries himself to death about it. It got to the point the other day where I told him if his Internet Marketing business is going to bring this much worry and anxiety into his life then maybe he should consider going out and getting a "9-5" and just doing IM on the side for some disposable income. There's nothing wrong with that at all and many people do it.

    The point I'm trying to make and how it relates to this thread is that you cannot worry about the changes that occur in IM. The whole idea of IM is to be your own boss and eliminate worry from your life by prospering financially.

    I have tried to explain this to my student until I'm blue in the face, and it's getting me nowhere fast. I tried to explain to him that losing your AR account isn't really a big deal as long as you have your list backed up, that there are other solutions if that were to happen, etc. He's not getting it at all.

    He has asked me how it is that I never worry, and the answer is simple. I am confident in the skills I have developed and I know that if something like that were to happen, I know I could easily bounce back and be up and running again most likely the very next day.

    Heck, there could come a time when email marketing totally dies out and is no longer effective (not saying that will happen but if it ever did). Even if that were to happen, there are just SO many ways to make money online that it doesn't mean you up and quit, you simply overcome and adapt, and you reinvent your business and do something else.

    If I were to get up one day and find out my whole list was gone and I could no longer email them, I would be a little upset, sure, as anyone would. However, it wouldn't cause me to quit and it wouldn't cause me to give up. I would simply take the skills I have and begin again.

    The moral of the story is that once you have the skills to pay the bills, so to speak, it doesn't matter what setbacks you face, you will always bounce back.

    I am confident in myself, and I have faith in God that everything happens for a reason. I'm also a firm believer that if one door closes on you, two more will open.

    So everyone stay positive and have faith in your skills and know that no matter what comes you are going to get through it and you are going to succeed once again in the online world of IM!
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    I have no doubt that IM is successful and will be. Also it will keep you on your toes.. and that may be problem sometime in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    The internet is always growing and evolving and always connecting people so I think there will always be opportunity to leverage it in your favour. The real question is if you can adapt with the changes in the market. Just because you are making money now doesnt mean you always will be. A winning strategy now may be a losing one in a few years, you need to adapt.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    That is the question. Are we prepared to keep swinging when we are 45-50?
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