IM REALLY WORKS!!! (and you can do it too)

by jrpt
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Before I get to the #s, I need to start from the beginning:

You know how you come on here and see the gurus claiming they've made 10Gs in a single day and get 7500 unique visitors/day like its nothing? Well, I thought the same thing. Sure. Right. Let me see the Figures and then I'll believe it. Not saying I thought they were lying but just in denial and frankly complete jealously that others have mastered this IM field and I was making 2.10/day on Adsense. (Adsense is another story btw).

Well, over 9 months ago I said to myself: Self, if you're gonna get into this IM thing you need to just grind and grind. Use this forum as motivation. Find a niche you like and know and build build build. I bought a solid IM based website template and mastered it, changed it around for my liking and made 30 different sites to see which ones would actually hold water. I bought probably 10 different WSOs and took bits and pieces from each. I've listened to pretty much every free webinar available from Affilorama (thank you Mark Ling for TRULY getting me started--Mark is someone doing this with great intention and gives real, quality info for newbies) & Offervault (the real gem in webinars IMO--got probably 4-5 GREAT, FREE marketing methods from the various webinars that I still use every day that work). Yes, were some awful webinars in there but you know if its free, you can't ask for anything. Webinars is my #1 piece of advice for those newbies looking for answers (but don't get sucked into buying the end product that each webinar host is selling----in fact, don't EVER buy one unless you have a nice big bankroll)

I've put in roughly 2-3 hrs/night after my 'normal' job once the family is asleep. I can't do this full time as I am the sole provider and need to make more than ends meat. I outsorced stuff that I KNOW I can't do (logos, pics, voiceovers (USE FIVERR FOR THIS STUFF!!!!), used every tool in my book and figured out what worked for me and most importantly for Google. I got some great domain names 1.5 yrs ago (at least in my opinion) which is VERY IMPORTANT---keyword research (Market Samurai is the bomb) and with my hard work saw my rankings go up and up. I did this for 9 straight months! Not days, not weeks, months! It takes time.

Then DDAy: September 3 2011. For one of my main sites, this was it. All things pointed to this day for a potentially big payday in my mind. Would it work? Would it be a dud? I just couldn't wait and well, without a doubt, all of my work was well worth it:

Net Earnings: Over $4000 in one day.

That's not all: I have ~5 other sites that have similar DDay properties. One single day that I built up for 9 months to make a killing on. And yes, this one day was huge but I'll probably get 10-15 more smaller periods of money making for this one site based on traffic surges. Multiply that over 5 sites and you can do the math (at least thats my plan! I know all plans are meant to fail but that's not an option for me).

Bottom line: You can do it too!! Find a niche with a single day or days where you expect a huge surge in searches and traffic. Find keywords that are not competitive, find an affiliate program that pays well, buy the right urls and get moving!! Give yourself plenty of time (you see how much time it took me) to build your site, build your list, test, change, edit and prune. Wait for the day to come, hold your breath and see what happens.

I can't tell you how much joy I had yesterday watching my earnings grow and grow. Its just proof to me that this IM world DOES WORK and you CAN make REAL $$$$ if you put time and effort (and a bit of $$) into it. Anyone who makes a post asking how to make quick cash should be banned immeditely but that's another story. And oh, forget about Adsense. Yes, there are some that have dominated it and make huge $$ but more than likely you're not gonna do it. I tried and failed but that's just my opinion.

So thanks to everyone on here and in my life (especially my amazing wife and two beautiful kids) that allowed me to make $4000 fricking dollars in one day. This is not bs...its real. Go out and do it yourself.

JR
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  • Profile picture of the author iva
    Congratulations, JR. You deserved it. It's a fantastic post and inspiration for many.
    Just wonder why adsense didn't work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      I'm a little puzzled as to how (and why) you are focusing everything on to a one-day sale. Can you elaborate - without giving away your niches?

      Are these launches of your own products?

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      • Profile picture of the author ankan
        You deserved it. It's a fantastic post and inspiration for many.
        congrats...
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    • Profile picture of the author jrpt
      Evgueni-

      Its not that Adsense didn't work, I think its a much more competitive market to do huge #s in and you need to be in a high paying niche. I'm sure I could gut out $10-20/day if I really put all of my efforts into it but that's not my motivation.

      Originally Posted by iva View Post

      Congratulations, JR. You deserved it. It's a fantastic post and inspiration for many.
      Just wonder why adsense didn't work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    That is great news JR. I am really thrilled for you. I have also spent several months trying to get to grips with this business model. Most of the time has been seperating the rubbish from the gems, but my day is coming soon too
    Thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoWizzard
    Grats on your success mate. I'm curious too about what these 1 day surges are. Are they some event holidays?
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  • Profile picture of the author jonatan
    Thanks for sharing your story. Inspiring!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Yes it really does work! Sell things that people NEED or WANT and you are making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    this is really inspiring...soon my day will come as well(i hope).
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    • Profile picture of the author jrpt
      I see many are wondering what I'm talking about as far a 1-2 day big sales rush moments. If you've read up on IM, surely you've seen people take advantage of Black Friday shopping or Halloween shopping. Its the same idea:

      Take 30 minutes and take out a notepad. Now, think about your hobbies. Are there any days of the year within your hobby that people will be online looking for things? Football fans: How about the NFL Football Draft? 2 days of nothing but NFL Draft stuff. Guides, info, etc. The Royal Wedding is gone but its that same idea. Many IMers made a killing on those 1-2 days surrounding the Royal Wedding. Take advantage of a huge surge in people online searching for that product or niche. Write down ideas including what people might be willing to buy. Search for a good affiliate program and get going.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
        Originally Posted by jrpt View Post

        I see many are wondering what I'm talking about as far a 1-2 day big sales rush moments. If you've read up on IM, surely you've seen people take advantage of Black Friday shopping or Halloween shopping. Its the same idea
        I'm with you now. Thanks for the clarification.
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      • Profile picture of the author Psst
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        Originally Posted by jrpt View Post

        I see many are wondering what I'm talking about as far a 1-2 day big sales rush moments. If you've read up on IM, surely you've seen people take advantage of Black Friday shopping or Halloween shopping. Its the same idea:

        Take 30 minutes and take out a notepad. Now, think about your hobbies. Are there any days of the year within your hobby that people will be online looking for things? Football fans: How about the NFL Football Draft? 2 days of nothing but NFL Draft stuff. Guides, info, etc. The Royal Wedding is gone but its that same idea. Many IMers made a killing on those 1-2 days surrounding the Royal Wedding. Take advantage of a huge surge in people online searching for that product or niche. Write down ideas including what people might be willing to buy. Search for a good affiliate program and get going.
        This type of marketing isn't new, it's been done for years. You might call it something like trend marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author RatRaceWatch
    Interesting concept, and great story. Just keep grinding at it everyone and we'll all get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
    congratulations buddy, that's great, it takes real persistency to move forward in internet marketing. That's an inspirational post.
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  • Profile picture of the author bagpuss0001
    I love to hear success stories on here. :-)

    So if I get the meaning of your d-day, you target special events, such as the world cup or the launch of a new Ipad as an example.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      Great story and inspiring thread.

      Sure some gurus have massive pay days but it probably took them years to figure out how to do that.

      One of my main niche sites took me a year to make one sale, now this is one of my best money earners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luuk Terhorst
    Nice read, thanks for sharing!

    Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author dsbusiness23
    Wow sounds awesome, I am also very curious as to why you are basically doing all that work for just a one day giant payday? Are you just dropping the domains or selling them after this. Care to elaborate it sounds great, but a tad different and strange. Which I have found out can be a good thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author blue5
    Congrats! Inspiring story. Thanks!
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    Hey JR,

    Thanks for the inspiring story. I'm really motivated to continue working on my websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    Gratz, you took the time to learn and then took action, and kept taking action!!!

    This is what separates the go-getters from the dreamers.

    Once again, Gratz and continue taking action!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      Great post Its very inspiring to see post like this that aren't actually promoting a WSO or some other product. I often see post like this here and some are actually from people who have finally had success in IM and are just excited and want to share the excitement with others these post are always inspiring then there are others that are actually just a sales ploy I always find those disappointing and am usually annoyed that I took the time to read them.

      I too really like this forum and come here every day mostly for the motivational benefits plus I'm always learning something new and getting new ideas, definitely want to checkout the source you cited for webinars.Post like yours and this forum in general have finally made it sink in that IM works if you work it. i think there's a great deal of truth in the statement that people don't fail at im,they quit
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Congratz man..

    Inspirational post.

    Please share your progress in a few months..

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    Congratulations! It paid off for you. Its an inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

    2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
    $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

    And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

    Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rach72
      Ignore the above naysayer :p

      Wow, what a start! You have the formula now go and reinvest some of those funds and get that snowball going!

      Well done!



      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

      2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
      $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

      And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

      Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.

      Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrpt
      Thanks for the math lesson...really interesting(burp).
      30 websites...9 months...5 of them waiting for their Big Days = Not quite but nice try

      Of course I've made other $$ within these 9 months lest you think I was zeroed out up until then. What you call showboating I call showing others that I'M can work but you're right, I'm not quitting my day job just yet my friend.



      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

      2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
      $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

      And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

      Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.

      Good luck.
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      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

      2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
      $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

      And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

      Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.

      Good luck.
      $5 an hour isn't that bad, he already said that it is only through hardwork. I am sure somewhere in the world, people wouldn't mind sitting in front of a computer where are safe and sound instead of doing construction work where you risk your life for lesser pay.

      Great motivation for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author jphilips
      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

      2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
      $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

      And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

      Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.


      Good luck.
      I think the lesson to be learned here is that you can learn a formula that you can rinse and repeat. Go ahead, pay me $5.93 for my training time. It's OK because I can turn that lesson into $100 per hour income and do it over and over again.

      How many people have spent countless hours and never learned how to make a nickel? This just demonstrates that if you have a sound game plan and implement it you can build a business. I once spent 1 and 1/2 years building and setting up a brick and mortar business before I made my first dollar. After I had it all set up it became a great success for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Larquini
        Great Post, inspiring amd motivating
        Hard work=$$$=
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Congrats JR! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing your success with us.

      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      2-3 hours a night for 9 months to make $4,000

      2.5 hours x 270 days = 675 hours.
      $4,000 / 675 = $5.93 per hour

      And that doesn't include costs for logos, photos, voiceovers and whatever else purchased, which will bring the per hour equivalent figure down further.

      Hopefully the other sites do well, but that still remains to be seen. Now isn't the time to showboat or for people to start drooling. This project still has a ways to go before it can be called a success.

      Good luck.
      DubDubDubDot,

      You're right: his hourly pay is abysmal. But that's NOT the point!

      Many, many (probably even most) Warriors have never even made their first dollar online. Or maybe they've only made all of $2.03 in AdSense clicks.

      This issue is NOT the amount of money. The issue is belief. When you're working in IM and seeing no return, your faith in the whole concept begins to suffer. You begin to seriously doubt it can be done. Maybe everyone's been lying to you! (Gasp!)

      Just knowing that money CAN be made online and IS being made online by ordinary people without deep pockets to get started is a tremendous help.

      Your first $1 online is the best one. It's not about the dollar. It's about the fact that you were able to make that $1 online. It actually happened!

      From here, it's just a matter of scaling and continuing to build on what he's already started.

      Congrats JR! You deserve every piece of your success.

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  • Profile picture of the author guptaarun
    its literally has been a nice discussion over here i didn't know much more the google adsense but here i learn a lot...
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    good news for you...carry on from here and never look back~ cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    read through your whole story, really happy for you!
    Once again, the underlying factor is TAKING ACTION. I hope others take note
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  • Profile picture of the author nbw
    $4000 in one day from Adsense clicks? If you had added an affiliate program you could have made 20X that much.
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  • Profile picture of the author kea55
    wow. that's like so inspiring. thanks for telling us.
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  • Profile picture of the author GregSilva
    Congratulations, JR. It is always great to hear a success story.
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    Nice work mate you sure can implement. Now you just need to build some recurring revenue into your systems and you can give up the old day job.
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    Nice story, glad to see you're doing well now.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSanti7
    Congrats! A really inspiring post. Now, to work on my success story...
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    this post keeps me motivated thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Broody
    Congratulations

    Scale it up
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    congrats for your earnings!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucablight32
    Nice, man! Keep it up.
    I'm still waiting for my first 4 figure day myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldroga
    Very inspiring it's good that there are still people who are willing to share good news on this place. Anyway, Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author alfa_375
    Thanks JRP,

    Congrats! It is really an amazing concept. Is this trend is over or still you are making some money from it?

    Anyhow it is overall a good inspiration for all of us.

    Regards
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    Congrats!

    Your efforts have paid off. This proves that if one is willing to persevere in what he is doing, he will succeed in no time.

    Success starts with taking actions and small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

    Kind Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostpany
    Great job, if you keep on working hard you could get so rich. Yeah of course IM works! The internet is so huge with million and million of people. You are bound to make money online with just a little hard work ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    Yes, it is true. Make sure you target the right audience and you know what you are doing. If it interests you then it might do the same to people out there who share the same interests. This is one of the basics that do what you like and even the most difficult tasks become a breeze.
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  • Hi JR
    Awesome results!
    You are so correct, you have to put in the hard work early on, but it pays off.

    Great idea on thinking outside the box.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jblinzy3
    Awesome man I am so excited for you! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I strongly agree that anyone here can be successful in IM, as long you are focused, motivated and know how to scale a bit through your experiments. For this, I would like to congratulate you for a well job done, just keep going!
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  • Congratulations for this great and quite inspiring story. Internet marketing is a great thing and it greatly reward those who actually work devoutfully. As long as one is creative and somehow daring, is actually to grow rich.
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    Congraluation Jr. you are awesome.. hope you can be more success..
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