What part of IM do you enjoy the most?

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I've been fiddling a lot with sales funnels and optimizing conversion rates in the last week, and I noticed something... how EASY it is to work your a** off when you're doing something you truly enjoy.

Normally I build niche sites, and while they're usually successful, I also find the work quite tedious and not exactly challenging. The results make it well worth the effort though, and I'm earning a decent buck for the hours I put in. The part I enjoy the least about making sites is probably building links, and I'm sure many feel the same way. Sure, I could outsource, but I'm just too much of a control freak for that.

Anyway, like I said, my true passion in IM is testing and tracking, working to increase conversions. I also really like writing sales letters (I might not be an expert, but it's fun anyway).

So, what's YOUR true passion in IM (if you have one)? Is your passion also what you earn most of your income from? Is there something you absolutely hate doing?
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    Wow... where to start...

    First of all, it gives me power to control things in my life. I no longer work just because I need the money on a life sucking job.

    Next, it makes me grow as a person. The IM niche is filled with wonderful people that love to see each other grow.

    Best of all, passive income and FREEDOM.

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    • Profile picture of the author blueorca17
      Originally Posted by nasuryono View Post

      Wow... where to start...

      First of all, it gives me power to control things in my life. I no longer work just because I need the money on a life sucking job.

      Next, it makes me grow as a person. The IM niche is filled with wonderful people that love to see each other grow.

      Best of all, passive income and FREEDOM.

      -Andrew
      OMG. I love it for all of these reasons as well. Plus it allows me to be CREATIVE and think differently from the average population. I can work in pretty much ANY "field" I want to, without having to worry about whether or not my degree matches up. I'm a philomath (lover of learning) at heart, and LOVE the fact that IM allows me to learn new things and touch more and more people every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I love research and reading about anything and everything (almost).

    Writing is enjoyable, too. Trying to find new ways to make boring subjects interesting or complex subjects easy to understand.

    The techie stuff I have a problem with so have to get help.
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    • Profile picture of the author sonic74
      The stuff I enjoy the most is building sites...

      I don't like writing and backlinking.....so I outsource it
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  • Profile picture of the author techlover
    I like the establishment and setup of it all; it's exciting to create something that you have passion for and you feel like it could never get old.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthewgen
    is there something i absolutely hate doing? i think i speak for everyone here when i say spending hours making a review site and then it turns out to make nothing.

    but my passion is making sites and writing, and helping other people out. yes it is easy to work when you are enjoying it, i spend like 5 hours a day reading, learning, doing things to improve my sucess.

    but my favorite part is seeing the money coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    I'm like Rose, I like the reading, researching, and writing. I also enjoy setting sites up.

    I don't enjoy keyword research or backlinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardF
    but my favorite part is seeing the money coming in.
    Now that you mention it, that's probably my absolute #1 too
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    I find the keyword research stage the most enjoyable to be honest. The most rewarding stage though is either building a site or seeing the revenue trickle in.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      It's the challenge in overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds in beating out the competition within the most hotly contested niches and coming out victorious seething in the adredaline rush in yet another campaign for capturing hearts and minds as demonstrably poured out one click at a time by enthralled mobs enchanted by mere words on a computer screen.
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  • Profile picture of the author bontiguell
    I suppose writing content is quite interesting. It allows me to find out about a variety of different topics I would have never known about.
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  • Profile picture of the author leebo1010
    The networking. All the cool people I've met have helped me grow my business way faster than what I would have done on my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author asimbawany
    niche research and keyword research!
    I just love it... dunno why... but the rush I feel when I discover a highly potential untapped market... cannot be explained in words

    what I hate?
    writing articles even though Im really good at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Keyword research.

    I have to force myself to stop doing it because I keep coming up with great ideas and start registering domain names. So I end up with a huge backlog of "projects to be done".
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  • Profile picture of the author clickstrength
    I'm with the OP on this one. I LOVE conversion optimization. Identifying traffic sources that yield a good return, then scaling them up. Adjusting on-page items to increase conversion rate. Crafting compelling sales copy... that stuff is all TONS of fun and it has a huge impact on your bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    The part I liked about IM Is that it's constantly evolving and new solutions and knowledge keep me busy!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Teacherman
    I like writing solid original content the best. That's why I'm trying to trade my high-quality writing services for some backlink packages. If anyone is interested (or just interested in some decently priced writing) check out my sig below.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    I love building sites. I also like writing and joining forums especially here at WF. I've learned so much from here. That is why i didn't miss any day visit here at WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author Coach Louisa
      I like learning and experimenting with new things. trying it out and and I get very excited when it works.

      I also like it that th stakes are not too high if I make a mistake or two along the way ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Jay Cummins
        I love the selling process... Getting sucked into a good sales letter. Not be able to stop reading until you've hit the add to cart button. Then getting your customers to do the same. Nothing like it.



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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Haughney
    In the early days I loved the site building. And ended up with 100+ sites. A few years down the line and now I HATE managing 100+ sites. Although I do love outsourcing lots of my work now and dealing with loads of different nationalities in my outsourcing team.
    Nowadays my main love is in learning new skills around Traffic, Copywriting & Conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
    The most enjoyable part of my marketing campaign is fine-tuning for better conversion rates. Testing & Tracking is what I love because I get to know the psychology of so many different group of buyers from different countries.

    Other than that, I enjoy Keyword Research part. The rest is enjoyable too, but not as good as the Testing & Tracking and KW research.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardF
    Wow, interesting to see how different our passions and interests are. Still no one who said they love building backlinks though, so I guess I'm not alone in disliking that part

    Jay: thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I really love learning about new things. That is why I enjoy writing so much. People send me keywords about things I never thought would be interesting but find myself really enjoying reading about them!
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  • Profile picture of the author vidhujain
    i love reading writing and i love the blogs also so most of i write new blogs have a look on my new blog i am not a blogger but i love to write so i start and always write.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoolCaesar
    I build micro niche websites too, I find them pretty easy to rank even though the link building part can be a pain in the arse sometimes

    But the thing I love the most is copywriting and writing sales letters.

    IM is fun bout you have to work hard and enjoy doing so!
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    You would have asked of what i dislike most.
    I dislike building links, BUT you can't do without in IM.
    So i keep doing it wearily.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tuffy22
    It's funny, but I actually got into my current position based on the writing aspect, but over time, that has actually become the least enjoyable part of my job. I will say, I rarely wake up in the morning wishing I didn't have to "work." I love my job. I love learning every day. I love uncovering a golden keyword phrase...and what I love the most is seeing all the hard work pay off. Truly gratifying.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I enjoy building the sites more than the rest of it. That's why I flip them.

    Also, I enjoy being my own boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    I enjoy setting sites up, adding early content, and then moving on to the next site. Unfortunately, I get easily get bored with a topic and the site just sits there. Also, since I discovered XHeader I'm having a blast changing out the headers on the older sites.

    Backlinking and social bookmarking aren't all that bad if I do a little at a time, especially with the automated tools we have now.
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    • Profile picture of the author andyooi
      hi Warriors, I'm new here...

      btw, the part of IM I like the most is definitely watching $$$ coming in.

      the other part are enjoyable because I know that I am laying bricks to build my future financial freedom but of course, laying bricks is tiring...........
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  • Profile picture of the author Meozyn
    The information! Everyday you learn something. I love keyword research as well, it's exciting when you find the "golden nuggets", also love the Site Stats WP plugin!, checking my visitors Oh and Warrior Forum, love reading success stories!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
    For me it's definitely creating stuff. No matter websites, videos, sales letters. It's all about making something out of nothing, and it's fun.

    Nice thread you've got going on here. And by the way, people get better results doing what they love, so I guess this is pretty helpful for those who are just looking for their "thing"

    Take care
    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Broody
    there is good term called "finance independence"
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  • Profile picture of the author Player87
    I would say article marketing.

    Reading around topics on different niches has allowed me to become more knowledgeable.

    It is always great to learn something new.
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  • Profile picture of the author supersonic
    I enjoy viewing 'Notification of payment received' email the most!
    Thank you :p
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    • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
      I love analyzing information, so for me the best thing about IM is definitely keyword and competition research
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Here I am sitting in my computer chair half-naked

    ...a *scorching* 80+ degrees outside drinking ice
    cold water typing this message while my list is
    being built on *auto-pilot* from marketing efforts
    both free and paid traffic.

    ...at the same time, I'm going to be setting up a
    few 4-figure deals this afternoon that'll net me an
    extra $5k - $6k this month.

    and...

    I don't have to answer to a *boss* and deal with
    *b.s. office politics*


    I control EVERY aspect of my income and with the
    push of a few buttons, I can turn $100 into a $5k
    a month business in less than 30-45 days.

    And KNOWING that with the skill of marketing and
    sales...it's impossible to ever be broke because...

    it's a *universal* skill. It'll NEVER go out of style
    no matter WHERE you live in this world.

    The money is *awesome*, but what's even more
    cool is knowing I'm making a DIRECT impact on
    someone's life for the BETTER and...they're happy
    to pay me for it.

    It's hard to put in words why I love IM and offline
    business so much -- but this is a good start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Speidel
    As strange as it sounds, it's actually linkbuilding. It's what I do best and what I like to do. It's so satisfying to watch your site crawling up Google results.
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    • Profile picture of the author RichardF
      Originally Posted by Eric Speidel View Post

      As strange as it sounds, it's actually linkbuilding. It's what I do best and what I like to do. It's so satisfying to watch your site crawling up Google results.
      Wow, first person who said link building! Didn't think anyone actually enjoyed that, although I definitely agree with you that it's satisfying to see the results after working hard on building links. The actual work isn't exactly thrilling though
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    The only thing I really like a lot is research and planning. Creating content can be fun too, but I get burnt out with that easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColleenHale
    Well, I'm extremely new to this but I like reading and trying new IM Products. Not really a lot of money in that! There are so many aspects of IM, I guess the best part is the fact that you can try something to see if it's a fit and if it's not, try the next thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by RichardF View Post


    What part of IM do you enjoy the most?

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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    The creative process of IM is what drives me and is definitely what I like the most. I've got a hundred ideas for every one idea on how to make something work.

    The down side is similar to what someone mentioned. As we've grown and expanded, it can be challenging to keep up with it all. I miss the days of being able to focus 100% on just one site.
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    Looking at the money in my accounts!, LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    Definitely networking. Meeting new people, developing new friendships and joint venture partnerships, helping one another out. It's great. "Your net worth is directly proportionate to your network."

    I must say, though, that I love creating things as well. Websites, reports, content, most anything. It's still so cool to me that you can just do some research, throw a blog up, maybe build some links, get traffic, and get paid as a result. Like someone else mentioned, I love the creative aspects of marketing.
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