The process was boring, tedious, not as "autopilot" as they say, and for the amount of effort...extremely unprofitable.
I realized all this would never make me the income I wanted and quickly learned that SEO is a PAIN IN THE ASS.
I came to the conclusion that the EASIEST way to win Googles heart and rank #1 would be to create a high quality site that people would love.
I also realized there were more profitable business models that would take the same amount (or maybe even less!) effort.
Keeping these two things in mind I've created this site:
I wanted to use this post, and my site, as an opportunity to express my belief that making money online requires ALOT more than following a "step-by-step blueprint" or doing a half assed job.
I believe that (among other things) it takes creative thinking, a commitment to quality, and a strong desire to provide value.
The experience I've had creating this site has been far more rewarding then any IM "methods" I've tried over the years.
If you feel that maybe your current efforts are half hearted or don't provide the level of quality you believe is needed to succeed, I would encourage you to re-evaluate your approach.
Start down the path you believe will lead to your success and never look back!
It was the greatest decision I ever made.