You see a few months ago I posted a thread saying I was fed up and thought I would never "make it" in internet marketing. I have been trying for about 5 years and although I've made some money doing different things, I would always quit every site when the going got tough and never stuck to one thing.
Thanks to a few people in that thread I posted who gave me a kick up the ass (Steve Wags a big thanks to you) I've finally been able to make a regular very small income!
You guys really changed my attitude and outlook.
Before displaying my results I just want to give some advice to the newbies who are sill trying to make their first few dollars:
- I Thought SEO was stupid, too slow and hard
I was dead wrong about SEO. Its in fact the best kind of traffic you can get. (Targeted traffic). I had no idea what niches to start and didnt know what made a key phrase competitive or not (thanks Steven R!). SEO isnt hard at all. Write articles, get backlinks and focus on buying keywords and you cant go wrong. its amazing the amount of smalltail keywords you will get traffic from, which you never intended to rank for!
- I wanted to get rich off 1 site only
In the past 5 years of trying to make money online. I always wanted to quit my job and make thousands off of 1 site. Everytime I tried a new site and made a few dollars and then the site would die off the following weeks, I would lose hope and quit it and go onto a new idea. ( I would tell myself, ah well I was never going to get rich off that site anyway).
It's important to appreciate every dollar you make, and realise its all counts. A few dollars today, can double, triple or even increase by 10 times if you keep at it and stick to your traffic plan. The key is to work on your site everyday, doing things that will make you money. Sounds logical, but are YOU really doing that?
- I thought being an affiliate was stupid and too hard
Another mistake I made. We always here make your own product all the time on this forum, but why not do both? I have made 7 Amazon sales so far, and I didnt have to lift a finger! Sure its great to make your own products, but being an affiliate is a great way to start, Amazon does the selling for you! And as I said before, everything all adds up!
- I would miss Steps I thought weren't important
Another mindset problem I had in the past was when reading ebooks or any make money guide. I would skip the steps I didnt feel like doing. I would tell myself "submitting to here" or "doing that little step" wont matter, Ive done most of the steps and it hasnt worked out anyway.
Now I follow pretty much ALL the steps and thanks to Steven R's guide and my changed attitude....it does work!
Now To MY Results
Please keep in mind, these figures will NOT blow you away. But as I said what I'm doing is working and producing better results month by month. I now KNOW without a doubt I will make a fulltime income eventually
February = $2
(Adsense $2) (Amazon ($0)
March = $10
(Adsense $6.70) (Amazon 3 sales = $3.30)
April = $31
(Adsense $18) (Amazon 4 sales = ($4)
Future Plans and Thankyous
I'm currently working on my current sites and not going to make new ones just yet. Ive also been working on 1 big site and plan to focus on this site just for now.
I also want to thank a few people, sorry If I miss anyone out! I know I've been stubborn and have had the wrong attitude in the past, but I feel like ive made a huge leap and If I can do it, all you newbies can too! You need to work hard and focus on 1 method at a time.
Nathan Hockley (great guy been with me on skype for the last few years, very smart guy)
Steven Wagenheim (thanks for being honest with me. Your posts are gold, when you speak everyone listens)
Steven R (If it wasnt for your excellent free guide, I would of never made my niche sites. Thankyou!)
Doug Barger (been chatting with you for many years too, thanks for your support)
Andy Henry (Very smart guy, has given me advice many times, and always fun to chat to, thanks!)
Michael Silvester (Your a heck of a funny guy and thank for your support)
Johnny Slater (You did so much for me during with the launches of my Giveaways, thanks so much)
Hope I havent missed anyone.
When I make my $100 a day goal I'll make another thread...ciao