Anyone Else Not Making Much Money Online?

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Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeskola
    Originally Posted by TheUser View Post

    Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

    Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

    Thanks.
    Got a link to any of your sites?

    Even with autoblogs - if they look spammy and quickly cobbled together no ones going to stick around.
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    • Profile picture of the author winds
      You say nothing is working for you and then mention you've spent all your time doing autoblogs - there are thousands of facets to IM and autoblogs are a very specific part of them. I know the candid advice around here is to only focus on one thing, but perhaps it's time to consider other marketing ideas, or new revenue streams for the blogs you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author raradra
    I've never been a fan of putting all your eggs in one basket. Splogging can be a great source of revenue but I don't think they are reliable enough to be counted on. In my opinion, you need other forms of revenue if you want to make a living at IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results."

    - Albert Einstein
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by Daryl Lim View Post

      "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results."

      - Albert Einstein
      Quoted for truth.
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    • Profile picture of the author CrhisD
      Originally Posted by Net Assasin View Post

      Heres the problem, most of you are using some type of automated spamware that is pretty good for nothing and this shows in your results. Here's my business model, it makes $100 per DAY for every article I write.

      Concentrate on just 1 article and send it to the stars !

      I write 1 high qual 450 word article, mass re-publish it, collect 100,000 views in under 10 weeks and monetize it with MaxBounty CPA offers.

      For those who are thinking "Yeah Right" here is proof The Highest Paying Part Time Weekend Jobs just scroll to the bottom of the page to see the submission date and the number of views.

      Hope this gets ya on the right track dude :-)
      I'm confused again yes I see the pageviews, but where's the offer?
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    I think autoblogs are a waste of time and will end up being nothing more than spam in the end. Too many people are trying to worry about making money on autopilot and not enough about what people actually want.

    Try building Amazon product websites that refer sales. Once you get these websites running, they require almost zero maintenance and will generate a nice monthly check for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
      Blogs make less money compared to websites.

      You can sell services like website creation, article writing, forum posting etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
        Originally Posted by JAIDEEP2959 View Post

        Blogs make less money compared to websites.

        You can sell services like website creation, article writing, forum posting etc.

        I dont know if I would say blogs make less money than websites that is not true. Look at all the top Alexa sites in terms of traffic most of them are blogs if anything they do better. Now your big sites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, social networking sites yeah. But for a small marketer blogs all the way!

        You can add content daily and the search engines love content that is what the Internet is based around.

        It all depends on what niche you are in, how much work you put in, your traffic levels, SEO, and how well it is monetized etc....

        If you have a lot of targeted traffic you should make a lot of money plain and simple!

        I am sure John Chow, or Shoemoney would really laugh at that statement.
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      • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
        Originally Posted by JAIDEEP2959 View Post

        Blogs make less money compared to websites.

        You can sell services like website creation, article writing, forum posting etc.
        Sorry mate, but my tested data shows different. Then again, I guess it's all about how you set up a blog. If you are running blogs as a commercial venue then there's absolutely no difference in the money you pull - as compared to static sites. Conversely if your blog is opinion oriented and only hosting ads as an afterthought, I guess what you are suggesting makes sense. Just sayin'.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by JAIDEEP2959 View Post

        Blogs make less money compared to websites.
        Show me a blog that's not a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuinNguyen
    Originally Posted by TheUser View Post

    Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

    Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

    Thanks.
    You must be doing something wrong.

    Is your niche keyword have enough traffic?
    How is your blogs serp?
    What do you use to monetize it?

    I am not a big fan of autoblog but this was my result from 2 blogs, both ranked on first page of google.

    Subscriber: 513
    Earned: $400
    Hours spent: 30+ on both site
    Expense: $80(included aweber monthly payment)
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    • Profile picture of the author max2daz
      I'm not making much money either. This is my first site can you guys tell me what you think?
      dubturboprobeats(.com)
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris G
        Originally Posted by max2daz View Post

        I'm not making much money either. This is my first site can you guys tell me what you think?
        dubturboprobeats(.com)
        Looks good. I see that you have an opt-in form, but it is at the bottom of your site. I would put the opt-in form near the top on the right side of your site. Also, are you offering anything with the opt-in form?
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      • Profile picture of the author jeskola
        Originally Posted by max2daz View Post

        I'm not making much money either. This is my first site can you guys tell me what you think?
        dubturboprobeats(.com)
        Well i can answer this one for you as i've been making music for many years and know many people who also do.

        The reason you won't make any money is because anyone wanting to make music will go with software like Ableton, Cubasem, FL studio or Logic amongst others. The software you are offering just won't do the job... consider also that most PC's or Macs come loaded with software for making music anyways (Garageband for example)

        Also , as the software i mentioned is quite expensive - most people will just download a cracked copy.

        I'd be amazed if you even managed to sell 1 copy - no offense!
        No one who is seriously interested in making "beats" would buy it i'm afraid.

        Can i ask what your background is in music production and why you chose this particular product to sell?

        I should also add that one of my blogs is based on music production sofware and makes around $1500 month... If you know anything about music production software this should be quite easy to do - so PM me for a link and i'll tell you how!
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    Chris G, NS Canada? As in Nova Scotia? Big ups to ya from Singapore dude! I was born along the south shore, in Liverpool, NS, raised up there and I can't wait to retire back home. I really miss NS.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris G
      Originally Posted by peter gibson View Post

      Chris G, NS Canada? As in Nova Scotia? Big ups to ya from Singapore dude! I was born along the south shore, in Liverpool, NS, raised up there and I can't wait to retire back home. I really miss NS.
      Hey Peter! Yep from the valley here in NS. Great to see a fellow schooner on the forum.

      Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
        1- Join War Room
        2- Read David Bynon's WARRIOR PACK (free)

        3- Do what he says to do.

        A little bit of time later, (depending on hard you work) and you'll have the results you want.

        gjabiz

        PS. NOT affiliated with David, don't know him at all, but in my 20 plus years of online marketing, this is one of the best...and I've read pert near them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbrian76
    Originally Posted by TheUser View Post

    Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

    Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

    Thanks.
    I've seen some pretty good advice and ideas in this thread, and I have to throw in my two cents.

    First of all, with autoblogs, you need to do your keyword research to come up with good keywords that will earn you some traffic to your site. Further though, you need to support your autoblog with some articles that speak about your niche and point back to your site for more info. You should also make sure you have Adsense and Amazon affiliate links and ads set up. But without traffic....its like a business having a sale that no one heard about.

    I have to agree as well - this is just one area of IM. You should look to other areas for making money - like marketing your services on sites like Fiverr, Craigslist, etc. But also look in the Warriors Needed section right here in WF to find some jobs. Build your reputation and your own personal website, and you will sing a different tune.

    PM me for other good ideas....Up until a month ago, I was just like you....now I am averaging about $100 a week - and looking to build up further from there.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Here is how i went from $0 a month to over $500

    1) I got a mentor that could prove makes money online.

    2) I did not leave his house until he showed me everything.

    3) I paid him for the privilege for doing this.

    4) I took action, and start making a little bit of money

    5) The next month I bought in $500

    The rest is history. Nowadays I bring in a lot more....and I am fulltime with all my sites.

    So in the end all I really did was find someone successful and mimic what they were doing. I suggest you do the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author QuinNguyen
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      Here is how i went from $0 a month to over $500

      1) I got a mentor that could prove makes money online.

      2) I did not leave his house until he showed me everything.

      3) I paid him for the privilege for doing this.

      4) I took action, and start making a little bit of money

      5) The next month I bought in $500

      The rest is history. Nowadays I bring in a lot more....and I am fulltime with all my sites.

      So in the end all I really did was find someone successful and mimic what they were doing. I suggest you do the same.
      Its hard to find someone that willing to do that lol
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  • Profile picture of the author wassnerwone
    im not making much, but i like to think of it as im learning how to make something.

    if your not making anything yet than you are learning what not to do, yest still you made something.

    better than alot can say about the internet. alot of people just buy something it doesn't work in 2 days and say that its useless

    GOOD LUCK truly i hope it works for you
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  • Profile picture of the author nonamewm666
    I think you are not alone in this topic , i believe the success ratio is not very high in this business. I am this business about 6 month and i am still not making any money . except the website that i bought . It is still making money but i dont know how long it will last because it is an auto blog , So i am here to wish you luck and bess myself too ,
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Relax and take three deep breaths.

    You're going through the normal growing pains that every IMer experiences. Those of us who have been at this a while have all been in your shoes at one point or another.

    It's frustrating to try things and not have them work out, but if you are serious about making a steady online income, you've got to stick with it and keep trying different methods. Okay, so autoblogging isn't your thing.

    Find something else that you feel you may be good at doing and give it a shot.

    If you quit now, you'll never know if you can be successful at this. Who knows? The next project you try may be the one that makes you your first $50 online.

    I hope you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep learning and growing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Are you following someone else's model, or are you winging it on your own? I would think that if your model was a good one, and you were following the instructions, you would be seeing more success. I'm not a fan of autoblogs, but it sounds to me like you should be seeing a better return on your investment of time at this point.

    Focusing on one thing is good. You've probably learned a lot of things that aren't working for you. My best advice to you is to find a better model, and apply the concentration to that model that you applied to what you've been doing. I'm not necessarily talking about autoblogging, but rather anything that people are doing that gives better results.

    Check out the WSO forum and look for something with lots of objective positive feedback. Contact the people who posted the feedback to see if they're still happy. A little research will go a long way.

    John
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      • Profile picture of the author Jenb
        I have heard it said many times in this business,
        "find something you like to do and stick with it until it makes you money"

        If you want to make money, that is how!

        And, I might add, make sure it is a business model, ie; something that is ethical, will be around tomorrow, and you can grow upon. I don't work with autoblogs, but I assume they may walk a thin line.

        The only thing that seems to work is hard work and offering value.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by vysniuxs View Post

      What know how I can make quick money??
      please reply
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Originally Posted by TheUser View Post

    Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

    Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

    Thanks.
    Yeah - if what you're doing isn't working, do something else.

    Follow Tony Robbins' Ultimate Success Formula:
    1. Know your outcome
    2. Get yourself to take action by deciding to
    3. Notice your results - what you're getting from your actions
    4. If what you're doing isn't working, change your approach

    We really appreciate that you've created a Warrior Forum account just to vent your frustrations. That's just what aspiring successful people need to pay attention to.

    So, why don't you change what you're doing a little, then come back and tell everyone what you did that worked for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    The learning curve on IM can be high, especially if you get "trapped" information overload and buying one product after the other without any clear direction or plan ( been there done that). Different models work for different people, it all depends on what appeals most to you and what you can easily master at your current level.

    I have a few autoblogs, but I never "set them and forget them". I add my own touch to make them "semi-autoblogs" and I find my traffic is increasing. I am also an adsense fan, so I research low competition high paying adsense keywords and focus on those.

    Most important though is finding a model you can stick to long-term. Building an online business is not an overnight thing. I have discovered that you got to be willing to do it slowly, as you learn gradually and stick with it for the longterm. Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Danes
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    Hi,

    to be honest, your failure and that of many others is most likely coming from not having a good solid foundation. You'll often times hear " Just look at all the great info on the WF","Ask questions..." and many other things like that. The reality of it all is if you don't know what you're looking for how can you use the info at your disposal? You can't.

    My advice would be to look into Ken McCarthy's 'The System For Beginners".

    It point's out how to set up a real IM business, what offers to promote, how to find them, how to test them and many other things that MANY IM projects fail at explaining.

    Once you get good with that and you want to create your own products, check out Marlon Sanders product about creating your own product.It's only $17 and get that along with his The Amazing formula.






    I wish i had discovered Ken's system long before I found this forum and started buying IM products and crappy WSO's.

    Look into Ken's system it's great.









    Originally Posted by TheUser View Post

    Ok, I am really frustrated with this whole IM thing and I've been a lurker here for a few months and created an account to vent my frustrations. It seems there's nothing that's working for me. I've been doing autoblogs and I have about 25 blogs but they are making me a crappy $5 a month for the hours and hours I put in.

    Any advice? Help, Suggestions on the way forward?

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    I would recommend staying away from autoblogging. There are numerous options when it comes to making money through internet marketing. I have a few ideas, but I want to follow the rules and not post any type of business advertisement within this discussion section.

    Please stay calm and relax. Do not let your frustration lead you to give up. Many people stay on the sidelines and let life pass by. Don't keep thinking about what is going wrong. Take your desire to succeed, and your ability to learn, and channel this into learning about the various aspects of IM. You'll become a more knowledgeable marketer and this will give you numerous benefits both personally and professionally.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by JAIDEEP2959 View Post

      Blogs make less money compared to websites.

      You can sell services like website creation, article writing, forum posting etc.
      ???? lol Ground Control to Major Tom...

      Originally Posted by vysniuxs View Post

      What know how I can make quick money??
      please reply
      Sell something right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author darkwizgemz
    Well this would serve as an experience in IM, the less work we exert the less money we make (unless you're a pro).
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