Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

by Duefloppy 103 replies
Seriously,
I am not asking this question to be condescending. I am asking it because I want the truth. It seems like every product out there is a get rich quick scheme where the internet magically drops thousands of dollars in your lap over the course of 30 days. What I want to hear are the true testimonials. The stories of those who maybe really did stumble on to something and hit it big over the course of a few months, or the stories of those who struggled for a few years and then finally got there big break. I am new to the internet marketing game and I would just like to hear something I feel I can truly believe, not something I think is being sold to me. I understand that nothing in life is free and that success takes hard work, but I think hearing some experiences from every day internet marketers like those in this forum would be inspirational and beneficial to all of us who contribute to the forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author dacahe
      I'd be interested to see the replies on this one.

      Just by power of deduction thought, the people who are making big launches are making that kind of money.
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      You will get a lot of people on this forum bashing on you because they think it's a rude question you're asking in a marketing forum where we are supposed to be talking about marketing and money.

      I know where you are coming from because all of these outrageous income claims you see all day is enough to make any newbie doubt. I was there and I always found new insipration when I would read a post from a marketer I know and trust about how much money he is making per month.

      It wasnt the amount I was really interested in but I just wanted to know if people are really making a solid honest income online.

      I now make a solid income online which amounts to just over 10K per month so yes it is more than possible to make a great living and even get filthy rich online. Don't give up and focus on one thing until you've mastered it then move to the next.

      That's the best advice I can give ya.

      Cheers

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      • Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

        You will get a lot of people on this forum bashing on you because they think it's a rude question you're asking in a marketing forum where we are supposed to be talking about marketing and money.

        I know where you are coming from because all of these outrageous income claims you see all day is enough to make any newbie doubt. I was there and I always found new insipration when I would read a post from a marketer I know and trust about how much money he is making per month.

        It wasnt the amount I was really interested in but I just wanted to know if people are really making a solid honest income online.

        I now make a solid income online which amounts to just over 10K per month so yes it is more than possible to make a great living and even get filthy rich online. Don't give up and focus on one thing until you've mastered it then move to the next.

        That's the best advice I can give ya.

        Cheers

        Jan
        Every newbie needs to understand this simple fact, it's probably the best advice you will recieve.
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      • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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        Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

        You will get a lot of people on this forum bashing on you because they think it's a rude question you're asking in a marketing forum where we are supposed to be talking about marketing and money.

        I know where you are coming from because all of these outrageous income claims you see all day is enough to make any newbie doubt. I was there and I always found new insipration when I would read a post from a marketer I know and trust about how much money he is making per month.

        It wasnt the amount I was really interested in but I just wanted to know if people are really making a solid honest income online.

        I now make a solid income online which amounts to just over 10K per month so yes it is more than possible to make a great living and even get filthy rich online. Don't give up and focus on one thing until you've mastered it then move to the next.

        That's the best advice I can give ya.

        Cheers

        Jan
        Jan, I read that you have 10 Amazon sites that are bringing you respectable paychecks, yes?

        I wanna know how many did you build that are duds?
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  • Profile picture of the author BuzzHill
    I think Clickbank should stop this nonsense of the one click and make $10,000 today BS. I for one have bought so many of these jokes, it makes me sick. Hard lesson to learn but there is no quick fix, just do what Google wants and you will get some traffic. In some cases even if they are full of lies you can find a tip that may be worth the costs, if not I just ask Clickbank for the refund. I have narrowed my purchases down to a few Guru's who are honest and you get what they advertise, but most are just qet rich quick guys who hype the sales page and hope you are not smart enough to ask clickbank for the refund. Fact Google controls the traffic and without traffic you make no sales. Your list can be a work around traffic, but here too it depends on the quality of the list, if they only joined for a freebie most likely they will not buy a paid product. So what does work, begin with hard work adding content, links etc., then outsource, and retire that is the formula. Oh, I forgot become a clickbank vendor scream how you have the magic button and then give them a program you saw today, but with a new name. You know the videos on Articles writing, You Tube Marketing, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Adwords and puff you are rich overnight. We all have heard 97% fail and 3% win, what they don't tell you is they win by selling to the 97%. No SEO, Content, or software that works required, just a fool and his money that wants to get rich quick too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      I make that in a month without selling a single IM product. There are also people making money online outside of the "make money online" mob. One of my biggest earners is an e-commerce site selling envelopes.

      I have a number of different methods for earning a living and I personally know a number of people that earn more than $10k a month. It's very possible but it does take hard work and there is no get rich overnight BS.

      It took me 2 years to earn anything worth talking about and I've been doing this for over 7 years now. I run this as a business, I work very hard, the idea is that one day I'll be able to relax but frankly I enjoy my work and having control over my life.

      Part of the problem is people want to believe this is really easy and you can get rich quick. For some this is true but for most I very much doubt it. I can see how you can become very demoralised by buying these products but you bought them, so you wanted to believe it was possible.

      Duefloppy, it is possible but you need to find out what works. Try not to get sucked in by outrageous sales letters, they are written like that for a reason - to suck people in that want to believe it's true. I know, I used to buy that crap.

      One of the best things anyone new to this or not making money online yet can do is forget the idea of getting up and finding lots of cash in your bank each day from doing nothing all day and get used to the fact that this is a business, it's your business and it's up to you to create it, feed it and make it grow.
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      • Profile picture of the author alannadodd
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        I make that in a month without selling a single IM product. There are also people making money online outside of the "make money online" mob. One of my biggest earners is an e-commerce site selling envelopes.

        I have a number of different methods for earning a living and I personally know a number of people that earn more than $10k a month. It's very possible but it does take hard work and there is no get rich overnight BS.

        It took me 2 years to earn anything worth talking about and I've been doing this for over 7 years now. I run this as a business, I work very hard, the idea is that one day I'll be able to relax but frankly I enjoy my work and having control over my life.

        Part of the problem is people want to believe this is really easy and you can get rich quick. For some this is true but for most I very much doubt it. I can see how you can become very demoralised by buying these products but you bought them, so you wanted to believe it was possible.

        Duefloppy, it is possible but you need to find out what works. Try not to get sucked in by outrageous sales letters, they are written like that for a reason - to suck people in that want to believe it's true. I know, I used to buy that crap.

        One of the best things anyone new to this or not making money online yet can do is forget the idea of getting up and finding lots of cash in your bank each day from doing nothing all day and get used to the fact that this is a business, it's your business and it's up to you to create it, feed it and make it grow.
        very sage words richard, and inspiring too as you say its hard work but you enjoy it. thats why i'm in this game, for the control of my own income - my own business. its daunting, especially if you're used to being a cog rather than building your own machine. it takes discipline, motivation and perseverence, and i just hope i can keep all that in spades so i can maybe achieve your success in 7 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by BuzzHill View Post

      I think Clickbank should stop this nonsense of the one click and make $10,000 today BS. I for one have bought so many of these jokes, it makes me sick. Hard lesson to learn but there is no quick fix, just do what Google wants and you will get some traffic. In some cases even if they are full of lies you can find a tip that may be worth the costs, if not I just ask Clickbank for the refund. I have narrowed my purchases down to a few Guru's who are honest and you get what they advertise, but most are just qet rich quick guys who hype the sales page and hope you are not smart enough to ask clickbank for the refund. Fact Google controls the traffic and without traffic you make no sales. Your list can be a work around traffic, but here too it depends on the quality of the list, if they only joined for a freebie most likely they will not buy a paid product. So what does work, begin with hard work adding content, links etc., then outsource, and retire that is the formula. Oh, I forgot become a clickbank vendor scream how you have the magic button and then give them a program you saw today, but with a new name. You know the videos on Articles writing, You Tube Marketing, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Adwords and puff you are rich overnight. We all have heard 97% fail and 3% win, what they don't tell you is they win by selling to the 97%. No SEO, Content, or software that works required, just a fool and his money that wants to get rich quick too.
      So many words, yet so few paragraphs!

      I want to address this part...

      I for one have bought so many of these jokes, it makes me sick.
      Why do you keep repeating the same thing expecting different results? Didn't Einstein say that was the definition of insanity?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Hudson
    Hello, I made it to that 10k club, but it was with work and not any one button bs they try to sell you. I don't believe that exists. It took me a long while to get here, and I work at it to stay where I am in traffic. Even with the latest changes in the google algo, I still do well and am climbing my way back up from the shuffle.

    Stay away from the hype, focus on a path and use the resources given in this forum. I did, and am thankful to those folks. It took a long time to weed out the programs that did not work, but making a plan and seeking the information to achieve your goals is what will win the day for you.

    Just remember that these promises of 30 day money do not always work. It takes a solid foundation to remain evergreen.

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  • Profile picture of the author NicheExposed
    There is no magic button formula to make money online but there is a process that you need to follow. What is that process???

    No one can really tell you. But I will give you the formula I used and still use today and you can adapt it to your situation.

    Step 1 - Relax. If you are not relaxed or are worring about making money or if all you are focusing on is getting someone to whip out their credit card or hit that paypal button you are not going to get anywhere. Just relax.

    Step 2 - Have Fun - This falls in line with step 1. If you are not havng fun or you hate what you are doing then why bother doing it.

    Step 3 - Find an inteest. You need to find things that interest you. Do you like to write? Do you like to create things? Do you have access to unique items? Explore yourself before you even begin.

    Step 4 - Set goal. If ou don't have a goal you can't win. When you are going to start a project have goals in mind. If you want to make $500 by the end of the week then you need to follow the first three steps and then focus on #4.

    Step 5 - Keep your eyes open. There are a lot of people out there doing and trying things. Keep your ears and your eyes open. You might get an idea to make money or save time.

    Step 6 - Try something. Think of the path of least resistance. If you have an idea what is the quickest way to test it and see if it is profitable.

    Step 7 - NEVER!!! and I mean NEVER!!! spend more than $100.00 to test an idea. If you can't make money off of $100.00 re-think your idea.

    That being said.

    I started with Ebay. I was working in a computer store and I had a customer come in who I ended up doing some side work for. He sold black and white photos of movie stars on ebay. His house was filled with money orders and envelopes to be mailed out. So I followed my steps and found someting I was passionate about, purchased the rights to it, started selling it on Ebay. After it sold on ebay I moved to my own web site. When it started selling on my own site I left ebay. After the first year I went throuh what records I could find and I had done $30,000+ that year.

    In feb 2008 I had a client I was working for pay me $105,000.00. I am currently working with a client who owes me $21,000.00.

    There is money to be made online. I find it with products and services. The trick is that there is no trick. You just need to realize that the Internet is a tool. Not everone on it want's to make money they want other stuff done that they don't want to do themselves. So do it for them and charge them just enough that it is worth it to them not to get off their butts and do it themselves.

    Good Luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author panduari
      Originally Posted by NicheExposed View Post

      There is no magic button formula to make money online but there is a process that you need to follow. What is that process???

      No one can really tell you. But I will give you the formula I used and still use today and you can adapt it to your situation.

      Step 1 - Relax. If you are not relaxed or are worring about making money or if all you are focusing on is getting someone to whip out their credit card or hit that paypal button you are not going to get anywhere. Just relax.

      Step 2 - Have Fun - This falls in line with step 1. If you are not havng fun or you hate what you are doing then why bother doing it.

      Step 3 - Find an interest. You need to find things that interest you. Do you like to write? Do you like to create things? Do you have access to unique items? Explore yourself before you even begin.

      Step 4 - Set goal. If ou don't have a goal you can't win. When you are going to start a project have goals in mind. If you want to make $500 by the end of the week then you need to follow the first three steps and then focus on #4.

      Step 5 - Keep your eyes open. There are a lot of people out there doing and trying things. Keep your ears and your eyes open. You might get an idea to make money or save time.

      Step 6 - Try something. Think of the path of least resistance. If you have an idea what is the quickest way to test it and see if it is profitable.

      Step 7 - NEVER!!! and I mean NEVER!!! spend more than $100.00 to test an idea. If you can't make money off of $100.00 re-think your idea.
      that's true online marketing i like that way...
      just have fun, Set goal, and find your best way to make money online

      there is many ways to get money online. amazon, ebay, clickbank, adsense, CPA, flipping site etc.
      just one, TAKE ACTION


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    • Profile picture of the author limestone614
      Originally Posted by NicheExposed View Post

      There is no magic button formula to make money online but there is a process that you need to follow. What is that process???
      I think there are lots of processes.
      Step 7 - NEVER!!! and I mean NEVER!!! spend more than $100.00 to test an idea. If you can't make money off of $100.00 re-think your idea.
      I whole heartedly agree with all the previous steps bar this one. I think the actual starting costs for the correct idea are higher than £100 if you want a reasonably quick return on the investment.

      Sure, you can wait and let Google do some of the hard work, but a little investment here and there can do wonders for your SERPS..;-)

      As for what to do to make $10k month, I haven't done it yet, but I'm pretty sure i'm onto a winner. When it works out I'll do a post on it.

      The thing i've learnt most since i've been messing about is;

      SEO, SEO, SEO and more SEO.
      On page, targetted.
      Good, fresh text. Regularly changing ideally.
      Keyword choice, on search numbers, competition, Commercial Intent.

      Off Page SEO
      Good Quality, Follow, Highly Rated backlinks. PR5+, market related. As many as is needed to push the site by popularity to page 1 of Google, ideally position 1 of course.
      Plus as many smaller links as you can find. Doesn't matter really follow no follow. The PR5 links will do the Grunt.

      Do as Google commands and Google will return to you much traffic. Then just run the percentages against a product.

      My product, returns a healthy amount per 'click' as it were. The higher the amount per click, the less clicks are needed for your target.

      That's how I see it.

      Good Luck?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    There is no question that the BIG money is in product creation - and its also no secret that MANY of those products are rehashes and just "fancy" packaging.

    It's 10% making some product, and the rest, 90% is hyping the product up and making it sound like its the coming of Christ. Go on JV forums or look at your typical clickbank product.

    Thats where the money is.

    I have seen $15 WSOs (free ones even) which have more substance and information to them than many hyped CB products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    $10k/month is fairly easy to make... even as an affiliate, even without PPC or a list or selling IM related products.

    Source: personal experience
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Duefloppy View Post

      What I want to hear are the true testimonials. The stories of those who maybe really did stumble on to something and hit it big over the course of a few months, or the stories of those who struggled for a few years and then finally got there big break.
      Can't help you there, myself, I'm afraid. I'm in neither group.

      I got there slowly and steadily, not "over the course of a few months" (I think it took me about 21 months, give or take, to hit $10k per month) but on the other hand I never really had a "big break", just a steady increase in income. (This month is my best so far: I've made $14k and there's still a couple of days to go).

      Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

      $10k/month is fairly easy to make... even as an affiliate, even without PPC or a list or selling IM related products.

      Source: personal experience
      That will be inspiring for many, Alex. I'd have guessed that there wouldn't be anyone at all posting in this thread who had got to $10k per month without building a list. And I'd have been wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

      $10k/month is fairly easy to make... even as an affiliate, even without PPC or a list or selling IM related products.

      Source: personal experience
      this is true.

      I make a good living but it comes with hard work, days on the computer and lots of testing to find out what works and what doesnt.

      Like once you bake a cake for the first time you need all the ingredients and the recipe and book to guide you along. But after the 2nd and 3 time you can do it automatically. You know what you need and how to bake it!

      Same with online marketing....test, test some more until you bake that perfect cake. Then you can make these cakes whenever you like, every week, every day....whenever your little heart desires.
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    • Profile picture of the author iaikens
      Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

      $10k/month is fairly easy to make... even as an affiliate, even without PPC or a list or selling IM related products.

      Source: personal experience

      How do you do it then?
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  • Profile picture of the author NicheExposed
    $10k a month, $20k, 200k a month reall isn't the issue. You can make $1 million a month if you wanted to. You need to play with the numbers. What is easier selling 2 $5,000.00 product, 5 $2,000.00 proucts, or 500 products at $20.00.

    Then you have to weigh your time. Are you going to spend your time creating worth spending your time on and building a busiess or are you going to try to make a quick buck. Me personally I am trying to build a business and want repeat business. Sure I can create a pos and hope you don't do a refund or I can create quality and get your business for life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Not many people will come forward because there are plenty of people making WELL-OVER $10,000 monthly, but there is no need to brag. Especially to you.

    One thing you will learn about this forum is there are many people
    whom claim to make this or that, but really never show any proof.
    Not like I give a flying mouse...

    Your Point Being...

    What are you trying to get from this type of question? Honestly...

    Is it for motivation?

    Is it because of curiosity?


    Whatever your reason is... This question is utterly useless?
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by Jake Gray View Post

      Not many people will come forward because there are plenty of people making WELL-OVER $10,000 monthly, but there is no need to brag. Especially to you.

      One thing you will learn about this forum is there are many people
      whom claim to make this or that, but really never show any proof.
      Not like I give a flying mouse...

      Your Point Being...

      What are you trying to get from this type of question? Honestly...

      Is it for motivation?

      Is it because of curiosity?


      Whatever your reason is... This question is utterly useless?
      I don't think it's useless...The more people I see doing well the more motivated I get. This is very motivating to me. Thanks everyone for sharing!
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

        I don't think it's useless...The more people I see doing well the more motivated I get. This is very motivating to me. Thanks everyone for sharing!
        Of course my post here was not to brag, but rather to show what can be done with even a very simple system. What holds many back from achieving success is negativity and not really understanding what is truly possible. There are those in the WF who haven't posted who I know personally are making well over $10,000 a day. The most successful people I know are in the top of their profession mostly because of their authoritative writing in their field including articles, ebooks, and webinars, and even offline speaking such as in seminars. One of the many things things they all have in common is high expectations of achievement motivated by very specific long term goals.

        Many years ago I used to attend sales training seminars by Tom Hopkins, author of "How to Master the Art of Selling Anything" and dozens of other sales and marketing books. He still holds live sales training seminars to this day. After one of these seminars, a young man who appeared to be not even 18 years old came up to Tom Hopkins and said to him, "I am going to be a millionaire before I turn 30." Nearly everyone who heard this "kid" laughed, notably except for Tom Hopkins.

        What Tom Hopkins said right then is the complete summation of all his seminars and training. I don't remember the exact words, but it was something like there is no limit to what you can achieve when you have a dream and make it a goal to make that dream a reality. He then said directly to the kid but also addressing everyone, "I didn't laugh, because I know personally what is achievable. I was a millionaire at age 27, because I thought like a Champion, and then became one. If you repeat anything often enough it will start to become you, which can be either negative or astoundingly positive."
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        • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          There are those in the WF who haven't posted who I know personally are making well over $10,000 a day. The most successful people I know are in the top of their profession mostly because of their authoritative writing in their field including articles, ebooks, and webinars, and even offline speaking such as in seminars.
          I'd like to hear another inspirational story about those who don't brand themselves, and, yet, they make money just the same. There seems to be an assumption that showing your face in the place is the only way to make enormous amounts of money. Know knock on you, or, your post, just like to see the alternative example

          I thought like a Champion, and then became one. If you repeat anything often enough it will start to become you, which can be either negative or astoundingly positive.
          yes yes yes
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        • Profile picture of the author zena lour
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          Of course my post here was not to brag, but rather to show what can be done with even a very simple system. What holds many back from achieving success is negativity and not really understanding what is truly possible. There are those in the WF who haven't posted who I know personally are making well over $10,000 a day. The most successful people I know are in the top of their profession mostly because of their authoritative writing in their field including articles, ebooks, and webinars, and even offline speaking such as in seminars. One of the many things things they all have in common is high expectations of achievement motivated by very specific long term goals.

          Many years ago I used to attend sales training seminars by Tom Hopkins, author of "How to Master the Art of Selling Anything" and dozens of other sales and marketing books. He still holds live sales training seminars to this day. After one of these seminars, a young man who appeared to be not even 18 years old came up to Tom Hopkins and said to him, "I am going to be a millionaire before I turn 30." Nearly everyone who heard this "kid" laughed, notably except for Tom Hopkins.

          What Tom Hopkins said right then is the complete summation of all his seminars and training. I don't remember the exact words, but it was something like there is no limit to what you can achieve when you have a dream and make it a goal to make that dream a reality. He then said directly to the kid but also addressing everyone, "I didn't laugh, because I know personally what is achievable. I was a millionaire at age 27, because I thought like a Champion, and then became one. If you repeat anything often enough it will start to become you, which can be either negative or astoundingly positive."
          wow
          congratulation paul, thats very inspiring
          you went after your dreams.
          its really hard to not have doubts in this business when you are not making any money. and then reality hits and the bills come rolling in like clockwork.
          but not giving up here. i did that once 3 years ago.

          congratulation again

          zena
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  • A lot of the Amazon marketers who are doing well for themselves (in the tune of 10k+ per month) aren't list building.

    Wanda and paula from the Amazonian profit plan had a recent video showing a 34k cheque for one month, they don't list build.

    Not to say you shouldn't, because you should... But you don't need to be doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wadeinni
    10k a month is achievable but not without research, time, and effort. Those who reach that goal did so through trial and error, and doing what they like doing best. Those who never got there failed because they were looking for shortcuts or gave up due to impatience, and bad advice. Set realistic but successive goals. Start at $100 or $500 a month and gradually increase that number as you start to see better results. It's your drive and marketing research that will get you to $10k or better a month. And I too recommend you build a list of relevant people as you navigate through the useless gammit of offers to make money in short time spans. It can happen, but you have to diversify the channels that will bring it to you. Affilliate marketing, updated SEO for revenue building websites, Adwords, Revenue Sharing programs such as Youtube partners, and several others. Love what you do, be patient and good luck DueFloppy.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    I experienced a Big Break in the 90s, but it came to a sudden end and I fear there'll never be another one like it:

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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Having been successful offline for many years, I've never really had to struggle to make significantly more than $10,000 a month online. The basics of IM is not any different from any other form of marketing.

      For example, all of the Fortune 500 companies have been building marketing lists long before the internet, and they are now using online technology to enhance their data marketing. And all of the most successful internet marketers that I am aware of (million dollar plus per year earners) have built lists. Being the simple kind of guy that I am, it just seems to stand to reason to me at least, that if you want to be successful, then you should follow what the most successful in your niche are doing.

      I use a very simple system which brings in an online income nipping at six figures per month. This system is simply using articles to market high end products in dozens of very competitive and lucrative niches through syndication and list building. Nearly eight years ago I bought an excellent ebook that very closely matches the system I use to this day, "Turn Words Into Traffic" by Jim Edwards. Currently it sells for $39 at Turn Words Into Traffic (not an affiliate link). This system is even more relevant today than it ever has been in light of the changes in Google's algorithm.

      There may be those here who are earning $10,000 without a list, but in my experience a list can increase income by nearly tenfold.
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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Nearly eight years ago I bought an excellent ebook that very closely matches the system I use to this day, "Turn Words Into Traffic" by Jim Edwards. Currently it sells for $39 at Turn Words Into Traffic (not an affiliate link). This system is even more relevant today than it ever has been in light of the changes in Google's algorithm.
        Thanks for the tip-off about that eBook, Paul. Bookmarked for a rainy day. Or at least - being from the UK - another rainy day on which my credit-card isn't also on the verge of being maxed out.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

          Thanks for the tip-off about that eBook, Paul. Bookmarked for a rainy day. Or at least - being from the UK - another rainy day on which my credit-card isn't also on the verge of being maxed out.

          Michael,

          Well, if you've got more time than money at the moment, you might want to just do a forum search for "article syndication" and pay close attention to the extensive and detailed posts by Alexa Smith, Bill Platt (tpw), and DrMani. The most successful and experienced article marketers here seem to have reached the same consensus as the ebook. Coincidence?
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          • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
            Originally Posted by myob View Post

            Michael,

            Well, if you've got more time than money at the moment, you might want to just do a forum search for "article syndication" and pay close attention to the extensive and detailed posts by Alexa Smith, Bill Platt (tpw), and DrMani. The most successful and experienced article marketers here seem to have reached the same consensus as the ebook. Coincidence?
            Nooo, I was just kidding. I've just bought so many books recently that I need to catch up on my reading before I go buying anything else, otherwise I fear imploding in on myself.

            (Though my credit card balance is in slightly bad shape, it has to be said. )

            Don't worry though - I've been closely following the article marketing posts by Alexa, Bill, yourself (thanks for all your insight!) and a few others for many, many months now.
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    • Profile picture of the author willster74
      Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

      I experienced a Big Break in the 90s, but it came to a sudden end and I fear there'll never be another one like it:

      YouTube - Big Break Intro 1991
      LOL - I remember that!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim_Hawksworth
        Well I remember the days that I was just looking forward
        to seeing the first 100 bucks a month.

        At least that would cover my server expenses :p

        AS many have said, the trick is to stick to something and not to dance about
        from one plan to another all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Drew Jones
    Forget $10,000 a month....I'm still trying to figure out about how to get $1 a month.

    I need help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Varnava
    As many have said, the real money is outside of the IM niche. Of course, I may be biased since I've made an income online since I was about 13 years old, and have never touched the IM niche in all these years, nor do I plan to any time soon. Sure, I could come up with an ultra-informative WSO, eBook, or whatever I'm sure, which would be high quality and people would love it, but I just don't see the fun in the IM niche yet. Plus, there's something that turns me off about being a "dream seller".

    I also don't believe that you need your own product to make that kind of money, you can make big bucks being an affiliate. I run some eCommerce stores selling physical products, some are my own where I work with dropshippers, others are affiliate stores. I have also made money with digital products, mainly via Clickbank, but for some reason lately I've been finding selling physical products to be more attractive.

    I've also got a couple of junk websites laying around in those 'spammed' niches like get ex back and lose weight, but I don't pay any attention to them. I just want to let them sit there and age, just in case I ever decide to do something with them.

    As I've gotten to know myself better over the years, I've realized that I'm a lazy person, and that's just me. I'm not going to try to 'fix' it. So, I've focused more and more on building passive income producers where I just have to set them up initially, such as affiliate stores, but then I can just let them be and produce income. Everyone is different, some prefer to be work horses, I don't.

    When it comes down to it, obviously all these methods are just means to an end ($ for most of us), and whatever means you use to get the end doesn't matter, as long as it's legal and you get to that end.

    I also don't like to disclose how much I really make online in a public forum. Not because I'm scared, but I prefer to be mysterious.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    There's quite a few of these threads if you dig, and yes there's actual proof if you dig, that isn't faked or influenced.. .. Seeing or following those that make big money is only going to do so much for you (case in point).

    From the bottom of my heart:

    1. GET AWAY from the MMO niche if you're failing. Stop buying anything/everything/get off everyone's lists no matter how great they are - just stop the consumerism asap (watch the hate I will probably get for this one).

    2. Stop thinking there's ways for noobs or intermediates to jump from zero to xx,xxx in a very short amount of time based on curriculum or a documented case study. While it does happen the odd time, it's simply stupid to bank odds on yourself.

    Also realize Clickbank is still a business, and yes they may endorse stuff or let people advertise in their zones that are in your eyes immoral - don't let it get to you, it's business.

    3. Realize that to make five figs/month or more, it takes volume - a LOT of it. OR it takes very high ticket price points and an amazing offer (for affiliates). It's a real business with living breathing daily variables that fluctuate and you change lanes as needed to get ahead vs. being stuck in heavy traffic (the herd) forever.

    4. FAIL FASTER but more importantly don't repeat your mistakes. Don't fall for the same scam twice, don't follow the same failed blueprint you just tried, don't listen to or buy from the same guru you just invested in.. failing is good to get your BS days out of the way, narrow in on what works and don't dilute/divert too much from it. Repeat and fine tune while you scale/repeat.

    5. Remember that big business fluctuates a lot - from 40K/month to 10K/month because of a simple change in the eco system we play in (online). THE ONLY GUARANTEED THING THAT STAYS THE SAME - IS CHANGE.

    Nothing will last forever, no revenue stream will be prone to drying up (unless you're the federal reserve, *******s), no product will have an infinite lifecycle (ok, illegal taxation - the ultimate FU annual rebill - but that's about it).. ... .

    . 12 years in and hitting huge success twice now I can tell you that when sh!t is going good, you better not be sleeping or slipping, but maximizing and keeping your cards close.

    6. Don't be scared of success. I know quite a few people that are scared of their own shadow. If you can't be proud of what you promote, or how you do it, and you start making big money, you'll live with guilt underneath the bank account.

    Accept success in all of its forms, and when it happens, don't just let it control you, you control it and you take that sh!t by the horns/run with it proudly doing positive things with yourself/life/biz. It's VERY VERY easy to get tempted and talked into things you are unaware of once you start hitting it big - let's just say it's a new level of ads/pitches/approaches you would NEVER otherwise get.

    From the GOV to the online networks/players/powerhouses etc. I've seen my fair share of good folks let the green monster turn them into absolute f.......

    It's not the hardest thing in the world - it's simply a) unmasking your own naive consumerism/belief system that everyone on every forum wants to help you b) understanding this is a real business and you must provide value OR be ok with doing shady marketing to get yourself where you want to be and perhaps end up in litigation or jail one day (or ripping off the wrong people and.. ..)..

    Big money means customers, lot's of them, happy ones with a good experience through your endorsement or product or referral or service or whatever. Figure out how to help people get what they want/need/desire and are willing to pay fair market prices for, and you got a winner.

    Disregard everything you read from the guru's for a while and just look at good tier 1 branding/marketing curriculum aka 'cashvertising - outsmarting goliath' other top level real marketing reads.

    .02 best of luck and realize that there's millionaires right in front of your nose however not many are going to show you everything, and even when they do chances are they are so far deep there's simply no way you'll be able to duplicate it in any reasonable amount of time.

    Be creative and don't follow others too much, in fact rebel against them a bit and be better at the game of life itself vs trying to trick out the system or think we're hiding that one missing piece from you (you won't find it here no matter how well it's packaged).

    EDIT: Guess I should throw in I do quite a bit more than OP's wish, it's all from a hybrid business, none of it is from MMO stuff or monetizing marketers (though I stumbled through it a lil' too so it's just a part of the learning curve/awareness) and I'm proud as a mother is of her children for the stuff I do daily/sleep really well.
    Amazing piece of advice!!! Waoow! Excellent!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Can you qualify your question a little? Internet marketing of what? Affiliate garbage from Clickbank?

    There are some of us who have made a whole lot of money for a very long time from the internet... from ecommerce, to advertising, to selling services... it's a broad question.
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  • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
    I think the key to make 10k+ per month is first by making 1k. Once you have made this 1k, you feel more confident on what you are doing and from there you can scale your business or think about new projects.

    So target the 1k first, that's what I'm doing now.

    Also, congratulation to all the action taker who make 10k easily you are my business models.
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  • I do, it's well worth the effort setting everything up.

    I focus on building relationships and selling products.
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  • Profile picture of the author brik2500
    The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is

    NOT

    money
    education
    sex
    race


    it is the WAY THEY THINK
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    • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
      Originally Posted by brik2500 View Post

      The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is

      NOT

      money
      education
      sex
      race


      it is the WAY THEY THINK
      I agree but it's also the way they act, if you think that you can achieve something but you do not act to achieve it, then it doesnt worth thinking about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by brik2500 View Post

      The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is
      NOT
      money
      education
      sex
      race

      it is the WAY THEY THINK
      I agree; but one of those four parameters undeniably sometimes has a heavy bearing on the way people think.
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I agree; but one of those four parameters undeniably sometimes has a heavy bearing on the way people think.
        I kid you not - The amount of males I know that have the persona of a 'attractive female' online is unbelievable and the money they make from it even more incredible. We can not hide from the fact 'sometimes' attractive female profile and businesses get more attention then an average male.

        And just to add as I do not believe this has been mentioned before but hanging around successful people is really important. I was lucky enough to earn $10k/month in a really fun job alongside my IM career, and quite often you can spot the high flyers from the not so high flyers from simple personality traits.
        Napoleon Hill talks a lot about the success mindset and much better then I can so go read 'Think and grow rich' if you haven't already.

        Just seen my buddy Mr Puddy's post and I agree with his one liner totally! (same as what I said above)
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  • Profile picture of the author imon32red
    Originally Posted by Duefloppy View Post

    Seriously,
    What I want to hear are the true testimonials. The stories of those who maybe really did stumble on to something and hit it big over the course of a few months, or the stories of those who struggled for a few years and then finally got there big break.
    After reading this thread I admit that I am in the same boat as Alexa Smith, Jan Roos, ncmedia, myob, and others that have posted here, it didn't happen overnight. As much as I would have wanted to stumble onto something providing me 10k a month right from the start I didn't. I started taking IM somewhat serious during the summer of 2008. It took me around 2 years to hit that mark. I can tell you that if I would have taken IM more seriously when I started then I could have made it much quicker. Instead I alternated my approach to IM.

    I usually start at a new project with a fulltime mindset. In fact, I put in hours night and day. Then I get burned out and my hours dwindle down to more part time output. Eventually I get sick of it altogether and don't do anything. After a week or a few weeks I see a return on my investment and get really excited again. This is when I jump back into IM full time and repeat the process. I have done this numerous times. Sometime the cycle takes a week, or other times it might take a month.

    For the last 8 months I have made IM more of a part time job. This has helped me from getting too burned out. I take vacations and do what is necessary to maintain my income. At the same time I am able to think clearly and always have tons of new ideas. The strange part is that I make much more money than I used to. I also outsource way more. In fact I outsource everything I can, without giving away my whole process.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not saying to work part time and you will make more when you first start. That is impossible because you don't know anything. You must work enough to pay your dues so that you have an understanding of IM. All that I am saying is that for me working part time and outsourcing menial tasks is more beneficial to me at this point in the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author abs007
    I also will not disclose my income - however I would like to make a few notes

    Making over $10k a month is very possible indeed - in fact once you start hitting that then it is difficult not to keep it going -

    I myself didnt buy into get rich quick schemes or anything of the sort - I actually started of as a online products seller - I would buy products such as Tv's - camcorders and sell them - My main area was ebay and of course as soon as I realized that all my eggs were in one basket which I really had no control over I started off with my own site -

    With my own site came the need for visitors - little did I know about SEO so went with adwords only to find my site wouldnt convert and the cost for advertising be way too high - This is when I was introduced to SEO - all my own searches -

    Once I got my website to page 1 - I started to think what I could do with the knowledge that I had to bring websites to page 1 - Yup - made more websites - got them all to page 1 - but just didnt know how to monetize -

    This is when I found this forum and others to be of great use - Now I own my own SEO company and also provide a number of IM services -

    My personal advise to all - including personal friends that want to work in the IM niche is to read through forums like this - there is so much knowledge available - as long as your asking the correct questions then you will get a long way - If not then buy a good course that has reviews - no rich quick scheme will last long - but that doesn't mean they are not available -

    But yes $10k a month doing IM - dont doubt it -

    just my 2 cents

    thanks

    abs
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanUSA
    I'm one of the success stories. I was totally broke in December 2007. I had been a real estate investor and at my lowest point I literally got down to having only $20 in my bank account. Meanwhile, January 1st was coming and I had $1000s in bills to pay.

    I was preparing for a spiritual fast to begin in January and I heard a voice in my spirit that said, "Write about the Fast." I was computer savvy, but I had never created a website. I also was broke. So I searched around the internet and found a couple clues about how to create a blog. I used the WordPress.com version (still do since I'm ranked so high on it), and also created a $4.95 eBook.

    Know that I worked from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm to get my product written and uploaded. I saw that readers were searching for recipes. So I took a week and created a $8.95 eBook for cooking.

    I admit, I was in the right place at the right time. My success is not typical, but from the time I made my first $4.95 sale (I did the happy dance, which I know others can relate at that first sale) and within 5 weeks, I made more than $12,000.

    Most people don't believe this. But there are many on the Warrior Forum who have seen my blog and know this is true..

    If you want to make money without work, you're in the wrong place. But if you want to create an income in a vibrant, fun and passionate field - this really does work.

    Be blessed!
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
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      Originally Posted by SusanUSA View Post

      I'm one of the success stories. I was totally broke in December 2007. I had been a real estate investor and at my lowest point I literally got down to having only $20 in my bank account. Meanwhile, January 1st was coming and I had $1000s in bills to pay.

      I was preparing for a spiritual fast to begin in January and I heard a voice in my spirit that said, "Write about the Daniel Fast." I was computer savvy, but I had never created a website. I also was broke. So I searched around the internet and found a couple clues about how to create a blog. I used the WordPress.com version (still do since I'm ranked so high on it), and also created a $4.95 eBook.

      Know that I worked from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm to get my product written and uploaded. I saw that readers were searching for recipes. So I took a week and created a $8.95 eBook for cooking.

      I admit, I was in the right place at the right time. My success is not typical, but from the time I made my first $4.95 sale (I did the happy dance, which I know others can relate at that first sale) and within 5 weeks, I made more than $12,000.

      Most people don't believe this. But you can go to my site at The Daniel Fast and see that I have millions of visits for a very simple site.

      If you want to make money without work, you're in the wrong place. But if you want to create an income in a vibrant, fun and passionate field - this really does work.

      Be blessed!
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
        $10,000/m is very small in the grand scheme of things... and if you have your plan together you should be able to obtain the $10,000/m mark in about 9 months give or take.

        It gets super easy from there if you have leverage in place.

        I've had my first $100,000+/m a few months ago. My goal for the next 3 months is making that $100,000+/m on the regular. No doubt in my mind I'll achieve that within my goal time.

        I know $10,000/m sounds like a lot, and I've always used that as a bench mark when I start a new business - kinda like 'man I cant wait until this new business starts making me $10,000/m'... But once you make it there, your aim raises
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        • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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          Making $10K/month on easy if you have a quality product/service. In 2005, I just started and knew next to nothing about IM/SEO and was making $5K/month despite myself. My product was just good.

          None of the "Game Changers" from my business ever came from your typical IM product drivel. I didn't do any mass control on anyone or butterfly market their face off. I focused on the fundamentals....traffic, conversion, email marketing, viral marketing, offline marketing, etc.

          If you have assets in your business (product, email list, affiliates, resellers, etc), you can make $10K per month on demand. I can send out an email today and make $10K. Do you have assets?

          Once you have the fundementals in place, life gets easy. It's not a question of making more money at all, it's a question of which opportunities to exploit. When your business is sound, you could put those Yard Signs on random corners in your town and have it be a profitable venture.
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  • Profile picture of the author JTzor
    This is truly one of those "gem" threads that everyone always looks for but can't seem to find.

    Sometimes we need to reinforce belief in what is possible - you kind folks who have responded and shared some of your own personal success stories are doing just that to those of us who have yet to achieve even a modicum of online success

    Rock on Warriors - this is one of the reasons I love this forum

    - JT
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  • Profile picture of the author koncorps
    If I can make one point it's whenever possible try to network.

    I think a lot of marketers over look networking in light of a 'it's me against the world' kind of approach.

    However the key to long lasting success (at least for me) was to network with marketers and find a balance between our skill sets in combination.

    I think corporations call it 'synergy'?

    Either way ... specialize in one aspect of internet marketing then team up with other people who specialize in another.

    My partner does SEO and I handle the conversions side of things ... that's a world class relationship right there (we split everything 50-50 so there's no hard feelings ... just a kickass relationship).

    But besides the point ... don't be afraid to meet new people, exchange ideas and build out massive projects.

    Because in the end it's better to get a smaller chunk of a bigger pie (IMHO).

    Cheers,

    -Konstantin.
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Interesting thread.

      Making $10,000/month is pretty straightforward once you understand the game.

      My annual income has always increased year on year, but funnily enough my best month so far online was about $100,000 way back in 2007.

      Back then £1 was about $2, so it was just over $100,000 I made.

      My income is more steady now, and I don't have crazy swings like making $100,000 one month and $5,000 the next like I did before.

      I want to make six figures a month consistently like myob (Paul) — I better buy the e-book he's recommended and get studying
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      • Profile picture of the author panduari
        Originally Posted by oneplusone View Post

        Interesting thread.

        Making $10,000/month is pretty straightforward once you understand the game.

        My annual income has always increased year on year, but funnily enough my best month so far online was about $100,000 way back in 2007...



        Back then £1 was about $2, so it was just over $100,000 I made.

        My income is more steady now, and I don't have crazy swings like making $100,000 one month and $5,000 the next like I did before.

        I want to make six figures a month consistently like myob (Paul) — I better buy the e-book he's recommended and get studying

        wow...
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by oneplusone View Post

        Interesting thread.

        Making $10,000/month is pretty straightforward once you understand the game.

        My annual income has always increased year on year, but funnily enough my best month so far online was about $100,000 way back in 2007...


        Back then £1 was about $2, so it was just over $100,000 I made.

        My income is more steady now, and I don't have crazy swings like making $100,000 one month and $5,000 the next like I did before.

        I want to make six figures a month consistently like myob (Paul) — I better buy the e-book he's recommended and get studying
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        • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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          Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

          Post of the month!
          Showing money coming into a paypal account is meaningless. I can show you a screenshot of $150K coming into mine over a given month. What does that tell you? Nothing. You have no idea what I'm selling or what my expenses are.
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          • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
            Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

            Showing money coming into a paypal account is meaningless. I can show you a screenshot of $150K coming into mine over a given month. What does that tell you? Nothing. You have no idea what I'm selling or what my expenses are.
            John was probably just being nice

            I posted the screenshot for a bit of fun — I didn't want to try to top the other great posts on this thread — I thought I'd do something different.

            There's a lot of great advice on this thread for everyone to read.
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          • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
            Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

            Showing money coming into a paypal account is meaningless. I can show you a screenshot of $150K coming into mine over a given month. What does that tell you? Nothing. You have no idea what I'm selling or what my expenses are.
            I was just having some fun dude
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      • Profile picture of the author nickjackson
        Hi oneplusone,

        I was very impressed with your recent post below and showing a screen shot of your earnings. Regardless, of what others may think, I believe it certainly gives you much greater credibility here. Congratulations to you on your successes. Obviously, you are quite an authority in the internet marketing business and was hopeful that you might be willing to give me some advice to help me get a good start. I was just wondering if you are able to provide some additional insight on what product you are recommending buying for someone new in the IM business. I appreciate any help or recommendations that you can offer. Thanks again.

        Nick
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        • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
          Originally Posted by nickjackson View Post

          Hi oneplusone,

          I was very impressed with your recent post below and showing a screen shot of your earnings. Regardless, of what others may think, I believe it certainly gives you much greater credibility here. Congratulations to you on your successes. Obviously, you are quite an authority in the internet marketing business and was hopeful that you might be willing to give me some advice to help me get a good start. I was just wondering if you are able to provide some additional insight on what product you are recommending buying for someone new in the IM business. I appreciate any help or recommendations that you can offer. Thanks again.

          Nick
          Thanks ... there are 3 books that I'd recommend:

          1) The Ultimate Sales Machine - Chet Holmes
          2) Ready, Fire, Aim - Michael Masterson
          3) How To Get Rich - Felix Dennis

          You can buy them all off Amazon for around $10-$25 each.

          They aren't specific to internet marketing, but they are well worth reading and a lot of their stuff can be applied to internet marketing.

          The book by Felix Dennis is probably my favourite.
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          • Profile picture of the author nickjackson
            Thanks for your recommendations on the books. If you don't mind me asking, regarding your specific online business, are you creating your own products, reselling as an affiliate or a combination of both? Do you offer any products for sale that replicate what you are currently doing or do you prefer to stay under the radar? Really looking for a good mentor and due to all the extreme hype online, it obviously can be a real challenge on knowing which product to use for someone just getting started. Thanks again for your commits and your help.
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  • It's never good to get *MAD* at making money..
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  • Profile picture of the author edv
    Well, I guess it's up to you to decide what product/book suits you best. In my opinion books contain every data you need, but it's up to you to find the right one.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I have, but not since 2008.

    Reason: I have been distracted and unfocused for the better of 2.5 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay norestin
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      sometimes i make $10K in a day... depending on the trends... if you "believe" thats a lot of money to make a month... Don't even try internet marketing.

      Create a belief system around what you want to happen in your life...

      P.S. I just now starting with little coaching..But I was 100% hardcore affiliate...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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        Originally Posted by Jay norestin View Post

        sometimes i make $10K in a day... depending on the trends... if you "believe" thats a lot of money to make a month... Don't even try internet marketing.

        Create a belief system around what you want to happen in your life...

        P.S. I just now starting with little coaching..But I was 100% hardcore affiliate...
        Not sure what that's supposed to mean. $10K is a lot of money. If you believe it isn't, then you'll probably be broke in 5 years.
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        • Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

          Not sure what that's supposed to mean. $10K is a lot of money. If you believe it isn't, then you'll probably be broke in 5 years.
          There's no definite answer for what isn't and is "too" much. That's down to the person in question and their beliefs.

          Similarly, it also depends on the style of life he/she leads, or may want to lead.

          Even so, an amount may factually be a lot, but to your belief may be minuscule.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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            Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

            There's no definite answer for what isn't and is "too" much. That's down to the person in question and their beliefs.

            Similarly, it also depends on the style of life he/she leads, or may want to lead.

            Even so, an amount may factually be a lot, but to your belief may be minuscule.

            If you make $10M per year, you'll be able to convince me that $10K isn't a lot of money to you. I will agree with that.

            But saying your mindset needs to change if you think $10K is a lot of money (when the guy is probably making $0) is a bunch of new-age BS. When I was making $0, I thought $10K was an enourmous amount of money, yet it didn't prevent me from making a lot of money.
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            • Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

              If you make $10M per year, you'll be able to convince me that $10K isn't a lot of money to you. I will agree with that.

              But saying your mindset needs to change if you think $10K is a lot of money (when the guy is probably making $0) is a bunch of new-age BS. When I was making $0, I thought $10K was an enourmous amount of money, yet it didn't prevent me from making a lot of money.
              Your mistaking me for the other guy, and changing my words around.

              I don't make 10M a year, I don't even make 10k a month, to me, that's quite a bit of money in-terms of helping my situation.

              In-terms of what I want to achieve, that's pocket change, something I can wipe my a** with when I run out of toilet paper.

              My statement still holds true, and I did not say that although you may have doubts, you can't make money, because you can.... It's natural to have some level of doubt.

              Unfortunately some are doubtful to the point that it stops them from succeeding.
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              • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
                Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

                Your mistaking me for the other guy, and changing my words around.

                I don't make 10M a year, I don't even make 10k a month, to me, that's quite a bit of money in-terms of helping my situation.

                In-terms of what I want to achieve, that's pocket change, something I can wipe my a** with when I run out of toilet paper.

                My statement still holds true, and I did not say that although you may have doubts, you can't make money, because you can.... It's natural to have some level of doubt.

                Unfortunately some are doubtful to the point that it stops them from succeeding.
                I totally agree with this mindset.
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            • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
              Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

              If you make $10M per year, you'll be able to convince me that $10K isn't a lot of money to you. I will agree with that.

              But saying your mindset needs to change if you think $10K is a lot of money (when the guy is probably making $0) is a bunch of new-age BS. When I was making $0, I thought $10K was an enourmous amount of money, yet it didn't prevent me from making a lot of money.
              Actually when you look at it, 10k is pennies.....but of course it's a lot even for me, but I still think like it's not enough, 10k/day start to be interesting lol
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              • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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                Originally Posted by tayuyaa View Post

                Actually when you look at it, 10k is pennies.....but of course it's a lot even for me, but I still think like it's not enough, 10k/day start to be interesting lol
                When you look at what? I'm not really sure what you mean by that. Sure, if you look at 1 trillion dollars, it's miniscule. But do you have 1 trillion dollars?

                That's like saying "I have 3 feet of water in the basement, but when you think of all the water in the world, that's not that much!!!"
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by LaurenceandDonnaSwann View Post

      We are also part of the SIX Figure Mentors (SFM) a facility for “building an online business” which is run by top Internet Marketers who have been making the amounts of money, you first mentioned, for several years. The SFM is not a “get rich quick” scheme it doesn't guarantee that you will be earning $20,000 a month within the next few months, but what it can promise is to provide you with all the tools, training, coaching and most importantly community to help you achieve your goals… FAST! The community aspects is really great, meeting like minded people in your area (or not) to help and advise each other in this business.

      If you want to ask any questions about the SFM, feel free to private message me or i'll reply to the post. You can also check out a series of free videos available from our signature that fully explains the SFM.

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  • Profile picture of the author Georgina Lany
    I did actually, in less than 4 months using social media.
    It is entirely possible, but you might need to stick to the higher value offers and not the cheap $7 products.
    Selling a $197 takes the same effort, marketing and work than a $7 and the profit is lot higher.

    Many people think money is an issue, money never is an issue, the product and the solution is the issue, if you provide something the customer wants, they will pay $197 or $1997, of you just have cheap PLR and try to off load it, they will not pay even $5 or $1.

    This is my 2c here,

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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
      Last year I earned well over my target of $150,000+

      Money made came from these sources (rough numbers):

      Six Figure Website Sale: $Undisclosed
      Amazon's Affiliate Program: About $65k (here are some tips)
      Clickbank: $25k
      Adsense: $5k
      Misc Affiliate Income: $5k
      Private Ads: $1.5k
      Vibrant Media: $1k
      eBay Partner Network: About $1k

      So even without selling one of my larger websites in a deal worth six figures I was still into the six figure range with the other income sources.

      My best suggestion:

      Learn from people that make most of their money actually doing what they're talking about and not from people that only make money by telling people how to make money online
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  • Profile picture of the author TaiZejan
    I have had many many many very lucrative months....

    The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of people making a lot of money online.

    I use a VERY simple system, that I've fine tuned and have gotten really good at. It's a system that we're all familiar with. Build SEO friendly sites around solid KW's , backlink the sites like crazy, (web 2.0/articles, etc..) climb up in the SERPS and you're golden.. do this over and over and over and over again and you'll be set. Literally, that's my system, and it has made me 6 figs in 2010 and nearly 6 figs in 2009..

    At the end of the day, you need to find a system that works for you and run with it.

    I always tell people to PLAN, IMPLEMENT and MEASURE!
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    • Profile picture of the author AAAIM
      Originally Posted by TaiZejan View Post

      I have had many many many very lucrative months....

      The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of people making a lot of money online.

      I use a VERY simple system, that I've fine tuned and have gotten really good at. It's a system that we're all familiar with. Build SEO friendly sites around solid KW's , backlink the sites like crazy, (web 2.0/articles, etc..) climb up in the SERPS and you're golden.. do this over and over and over and over again and you'll be set. Literally, that's my system, and it has made me 6 figs in 2010 and nearly 6 figs in 2009..

      At the end of the day, you need to find a system that works for you and run with it.

      I always tell people to PLAN, IMPLEMENT and MEASURE!

      What a Great Advise !!!
      Can you please, give us more specific advise on How to Do it..? What is KW, SERPS etc...?
      Thank You very Much!
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  • Profile picture of the author bingotrans01
    Huh ! I am wondering, all above guys are true or not? Making $10k/m only by affiliate or adsens seems like impossible for me according to my experience. I have already tried affiliate to online Wholesale shopping and health product companies but couldn't make such money.

    So I am looking for some such techniques that can make $10k/m from home..
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Not yet hit 10k/per month but getting fairly close! I wrote myself a check for $10,000 and stare at that each day as motivation. TO TAKE ACTION. It is the key. Even the key to life...
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  • Profile picture of the author Taruru
    i'm greener than most in this one, but exactly what is clickback? Thanks, by the way, for the honest post and encouraging responses..
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  • Profile picture of the author ben1ewis
    WOW! some brilliant posts. It's good to see honesty here too.

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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    I've hit that, just find a niche with decent traffic, create a $97 product, offer 75% commissions, and launch it. Rinse, outsource, and repeat. I think people over complicate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Hey $10k a month is sweet little number when you first start getting it. But you would be surprised how quickly it starts looking small once your taste in things expands to match your new income.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Kurt
    I think that the key to success is "action"!

    I know from personal experience that I have spent way to much time trying to get everything right before actually doing anything.

    This sort of paralysis by analysis stands clearly in the way of success.

    I don't really buy the WSO's here to find the holy grail of marketing. I do it to simplify my approach, put aside my knowledge and experience gained over working for 20 years as an executive in the consumer products industry and to learn to not take myself too seriously.

    Sure people creating products are making money. First they had to "ACT" to create the product and then "ACT" again to promote the product.

    That takes guts and getting out of one's own comfort zone.
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  • Profile picture of the author JBrooks
    not even close. not yet anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author JBrooks
    actually I've gone the other way, I've spent a fortune on getting started. All of the tool, software, script....wish I just bought backlinks hydra to begin with. I guess that's all part of the learning curve.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    At separate times I have made over 10k in one month from 3 different niches.

    - Internet Marketing
    - Application Development
    - Security Researcher

    So I just don't focus on one niche, or industry, it's the old saying: "Never put all your eggs in one basket"
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Think my best month was $9,600.

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  • Profile picture of the author evelyng
    I have that book (Turn Words to Traffic)! I guess I'll read it again. It'll make me think that I bought something new. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePenguin
    I think the people who make that kind of money probably own serveral different sites that all contribute to that. I mean just take a look over at flippa. There are sites that sell there for 200k+ that pull in that kind of dough, it is just working up to owning something like that which is the fun part
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    (to the OP)Everybody here has... Haven't you?
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  • Profile picture of the author yarseffect
    It take time and dedication to make that money online or knowing the right person but there are some sites out there that will help you to make that kind of money.
    The market is overrun with scams so if you find someone who knows what to look for you will be on your way in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    10k per month is definitely a goal that I want to reach. It will motivate me to work harder to achieve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonio79
    WOW

    Some great posts in this thread.
    Thanks for starting it.

    At the end of the day it is simply a numbers game......
    Find what works, refine it so it works even better and then rinse and repeart and keep things going.

    Enjoying what you do will keep you in track......and don't get distracted.
    All easy things to say and write.....but to do them is where i sometimes feel the real skill lies.

    Good luck on your quest for the $10k.

    Out of interest why is $10k that you quoted? Why do you want / need that much.....because if yuo don't need . want that much or have a reason to why you want to earn that much then you probably won't as your motivation isn't there to get it.

    Just my opinion......but hope it helps.

    Thanks

    Tonio
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  • Profile picture of the author ayma
    Internet maketing is not just about selling those nonsense articles you see about make $$$$$ in days. It's about finding out what you are good at and marketing your products/services in a way that brings you money.

    And it takes a lot of research and patience to find the right niche. There is no quick money in the world, otherwise everyone would be millionaires (hypothetically speaking).
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  • Profile picture of the author WAWarrior
    Great Posts, and thanks to everyone who has shared. I posted a similar question today and one of our warrior directed me to this thread!
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    • Profile picture of the author FreshMedia
      Internet marketing is much harder than I though it would be. I haven't reached the 10k mark, but it took focus, learning keyword research, SEO, and getting my sites to the top of the SERP's for me to start seeing results.

      Just need to keep repeating this system, and I should be there soon. Hopefully by the end of the year.
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  • Profile picture of the author snobants
    Hello, im working with IM over 5 years and my partner work more than 10 and together we has more than 1 million emails here in our country.

    We create two products and the last month we make 10k in this 2.
    average price its 32 dolars.
    but im working in another product who i think can make 10k alone because the price its more than 100$.
    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author calfred
    The shortest and most generally accurate answer.

    Some people in the WSO section.
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