Getting Back Up From a Knockout

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Any of you that have been in business for yourself for any amount of time know that you are bound for a knockout (or a few) during your time. Here are a few of mine and how I got up. What are some of yours?

#1 - Had a good amount of articles of a couple of niches in squidoo. They were all ranking like gangbusters and people were clicking through to my site and buying since they were "hair on fire" buyers.

That went on for a couple of months but then BOOM! Squidoo decided they would no longer allow "adult" or weight loss products so all of my lenses were deleted and all of my referral traffic and money GONE! And I had not backed up my content anywhere!

I changed platforms and make sure I had multiple streams of traffic and more from places that I OWNED!

#2 - Ezinearticles

I hadn't fully learned my lesson so I was putting an insane amount of articles onto Ezinearticles all day! Lots of traffic and Adsense clicks!

When the content farm penalty came out everyone freaked out and ezinearticles was one of those people. Not only did my articles get deleted but my premium account also was deleted.

This one was pretty hard on me and my emotions but I got up again! I started doing blog commenting and writing for some other articles directories and such.

I ended up selling those sites for a profit and went opened my own blog to inspire, motivate and share my finds with other people.

I would love to hear some of your stories and how it has worked out for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author katarina1
    I did go through all this myself plus some other things,...like revshare websites.Nothing works for me but affiliate marketing.English is my second language and I couldn't write as well as others.Revshare websites are comming and going. In the end I simplified everything and went back to basic marketing.
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    *list
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    • Profile picture of the author JessicaLauren
      Originally Posted by katarina1 View Post

      I did go through all this myself plus some other things,...like revshare websites.Nothing works for me but affiliate marketing.English is my second language and I couldn't write as well as others.Revshare websites are comming and going. In the end I simplified everything and went back to basic marketing.
      *website
      *niche
      *traffic
      *affiliate product
      *list
      *sales
      That's awesome. Isn't it funny how we always have to go back to basics? Why did we leave in the first place? lol
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    • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
      Am online for over 8 years successful affiliate marketer I did had failed lots of times spend lots of money by looking for "Magic Button" that actually never exist The success is in ourselves that lot's of people do not pay attention.After 5 years of struggling I start learning and study mindset staff and what I notice in the beginning the less I work with laptop and more enjoy my life the better results I get !!! 90% of success is meditation reading books listening audios watching success stories on youtube.
      SALES IS A TRANSFER OF FEELINGS !!! My advice for marketers who's struggling is NEVER SIT AT THE COMPUTER IF YOU'RE IN BAD MOOD !!! If you want get results ( fruits ) take care about roots ( your inner world ). Please take it guys seriously if you really want get results. Outside world would never exist without inner world.
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      • Profile picture of the author JessicaLauren
        Originally Posted by VidasVegas View Post

        Am online for over 8 years successful affiliate marketer I did had failed lots of times spend lots of money by looking for "Magic Button" that actually never exist The success is in ourselves that lot's of people do not pay attention.After 5 years of struggling I start learning and study mindset staff and what I notice in the beginning the less I work with laptop and more enjoy my life the better results I get !!! 90% of success is meditation reading books listening audios watching success stories on youtube.
        SALES IS A TRANSFER OF FEELINGS !!! My advice for marketers who's struggling is NEVER SIT AT THE COMPUTER IF YOU'RE IN BAD MOOD !!! If you want get results ( fruits ) take care about roots ( your inner world ). Please take it guys seriously if you really want get results. Outside world would never exist without inner world.
        Wow! I love it, love it, love it! You are so right on. :-O

        We have to get into the right mood and keep the right attitude. Visualization and meditation. :-D
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    Well done Jessica Lauren you should be proud of yourself love people with attitude like this.Keep going and never give up on your dreams
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    • Profile picture of the author JessicaLauren
      Originally Posted by VidasVegas View Post

      Well done Jessica Lauren you should be proud of yourself love people with attitude like this.Keep going and never give up on your dreams
      For sure! I have 4 kids that look up to me so even when I was to go into permanent veg mode and be like... this is for the freakin birds, I said... I got this. lol

      Good to hear from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeelisM
    Well I just think that all "setbacks" in life are just lessons.

    That's life pushing you, letting you know that you need to do something different.

    Every "bad thing" in life has good in it. Yin and Yang.

    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

    You probably learned a lot from these things and your business is better than before.
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    • Profile picture of the author JessicaLauren
      Originally Posted by MeelisM View Post

      Well I just think that all "setbacks" in life are just lessons.

      That's life pushing you, letting you know that you need to do something different.

      Every "bad thing" in life has good in it. Yin and Yang.

      Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

      You probably learned a lot from these things and your business is better than before.
      Love it! Yes!! I look at setbacks as setups for comebacks! =D Time to take over. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Hey Jessica!


    That's so awesome well done on not giving up!


    Most people would have given up!


    You adapted, business requires just that!


    To your success!


    Shaun!
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    Awesome that you got back up eventually Jessica. Yes I've had some setbacks. Had some sites really high ranked on the front page of google and then they changed the algorithm. I took some time off and decided to try internet marketing.

    Before I started testing I researched as best as I could and then slowly started testing some internet marketing strategies. I kept what was working and eliminated what didn't and then set daily goals, monthly goals, and yearly goals. Setting goals really helped in keeping my focus. Previously I would get distracted by Youtube or other internet distractions. Realizing that working online is a job, I was able to focus on my goals, and start making profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrell Rainey
    I feel that eventually you will find the right people or person that will help you succeed
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Thanks Jessica,
    Yeah Knockouts/ Failures are really positive, imo. You end up learning a tremendous amount while at the same time building perseverance, grit, humility, and endurance

    Without failures many people in this World would NEVER be so Successful


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  • Profile picture of the author Mattj84
    Awesome post! Way to keep moving forward and finding a way to succeed even with those big obstacles! Very motivating post Best of luck and keep the great posts coming!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blistrel
    We all have had knock outs in our careers, and I'm sorry to hear your situation, but one thing my mentors taught me that every down fall is a new start to begin again, I don't look at them as failures look at them as learning lessons. I was with a business for 6 years and one day all my hard work vanished, I was upset, but I knew right there and then that that business was not for me. Now I'm doing what I always wanted to do! I am thankful for failures because thats whats lead me to Success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I went through the great-spam-crusade on Squidoo. Mine were WOW gold guides. Squidoo proclaimed them "Spam bait."

    Then there was the big Adwords affiliate slap. That one cost me a lot in a hurry. I had to change my entire business model after that one...which was good.

    The hardest to take was a WOW related YT channel I worked my tail off building. One morning, it was gone.

    All painful but very valuable lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tess Milligan
    Thanks for sharing Jessica. I've always believed being knocked down is a good thing, because then the only way is UP and it makes you fearless for your next attempt :-). And of course, the next time you know what not to do!
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