Help! Need Good advice! (Important!)

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Hi guys

I've been struggling with "What should I do" lately

So I've come to realize that doing SEO or internet marketing as a job is not for me (I don't like it, but I would gladly do it as a business)

I think doing web design (as a job) and digital art - I would like better.

My success with internet marketing in 2 years - 0. Eventually I had a blog that gave a rebate on clickbank products and adwords campaigns - this thing got me like 200 bucks in a couple of weeks, but it got rejected later by google for duplicate content (I was a newbie)

I don't have a college degree and I was until now working as a translator, which was because I know 4 languages perfectly.
But I don't like it either.

The factor of "Loving what you do" came into play.

My goal is to make my first million until the age of 30 (I am 22 now)
By doing what I like.

And the big question is: Should I learn web design as a back-up job, or should I keep pushing it into internet marketing until I succeed?
And do I need a back-up, high paying job as a web-designer? or should I reject the mindset of "working for money"?


Learning web design would take me about a year until I could earn full time from It (but then again it might take more) and I really don't want to waste time if it's not well thought. I already have lost alot so no more!

I had the idea that "Looking for a job" is a bad mindset if you want to be rich.

I had this struggle for over 2 months really, or even more...

Can someone successful internet marketer please coach me just on this question, because I really need guidance, I have perseverence, determination, and desire but I guess that I lack ability to design a good thought plan for myself and my success mindset is not of the best...

So all of you successful guys out there who cash in big and have already gone all the way I'm on, - please look down on me and help me with this question which would do me a big help!

Thank you in advance.

My e-mail is skydragon.ks@gmail.com

I will gladly await your response!
#advice #good #important
  • Profile picture of the author DeanSoto
    I'll let the more experienced IMers email you and guide you but here are my 2 cents.

    Good for you for realizing your strengths and weaknesses. I do some niche marketing, but my web developpment company that I own makes far more revenue because it is something that I am far better at.

    My suggestion is to not wait to learn web design. I would capitalize on something that you are good at NOW and get paid for it. Even if it is making t-shirts and selling them on cafe press.

    Since it sounds like you are already good with design, I would suggest going to developer meetups and conferences and start building partnerships.

    I am not a designer, but I have a partner that is. She designs all of the sites and my staff develops them. She has 0% experience with developing websites and makes a good living working with me. So if you have the skills to actually create the look and feel, there are plenty of developers out there that need your skills.

    The point is, start leveraging the stuff that you can do now in order to get cash flow. that will motivate you and will give you the time to do more.
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Okay, so you're 22. I'm slightly older. (Well, a lot older. ) If you were my kid what would I tell you to do? Both.

    You need a way of making money whether it's your life's passion or not. You have to pay the rent, bills, etc. But also, you need to be pursuing something(s) that is (are) closer to being the real you, if you know what I mean. You can do that at the same time.

    Nothing you learn is wasted! Get into web design. Get a job. Make a living. Build your "real" thing, whatever that is. Then transition out.

    Following your dream is important.

    Not jumping into a pool without checking to see if there's water is important, also.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    In all my business consulting, I would always tell someone it is easier to make money doing something you are passionate about.

    It seems to me that there is not anything that you are passionate about or at least you didn't mention it here. You said you like web design a little better but that is not passion.

    Make a list of all the things you love to do and once the list is complete, take the one you are most passionate about and see if there is a way to make a living doing it, regardless if it has anything to do with whatever you are doing or have done.

    You are young and have an achievable goal. Just don't get so tied up on the by the time you turn 30 thing. Keep that goal, for sure, but also know, if you work diligently towards it and miss it by a few years, you are still tons ahead of others.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    SKYDRAGON,

    Reread absolutelee...and I'll give you this gem...

    Solve your problems in the direction of your goals.

    If your goal is a million net worth by 30, you are probably not going to make it with this current mindset and most of the advice.

    HOW will you get to a million?

    Get a job in the field of what you want to do, even if it doesn't pay much, but pays the rent...and learn all you can on your employer's dime...

    The part about passion...sometimes, when it becomes your business, you'll find your passion fades, as it sometimes does in love...

    You may fall out of love with graphics (whatever) when it becomes a daily obligation and grind.

    Get a job, pay the rent...in your FREE time, work on your goal...forego a little youthful pleasures and study

    Best way to your million dollar goal is to set up a business, a real one, not an IM one and have a plan. Listen to guys like Art Williams, the Billionaire who defeated the insurance industry...and how he PLANNED to become millionaire following Napoleon Hill's advice he found in THINK AND GROW RICH... those are the kind of people you want to follow if your goal is real...

    Good luck, at 22, I will bet your interests will change in the next few years..so build a business you can love for the longhaul.

    gjabiz
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    • Profile picture of the author skydragon89
      Thank you guys

      It cleared for me some things.

      The thing is I live in a small european country that has a fairly small market of real business. And the real oportunity for me is online. (Republic of Moldova) And it's a poor country as well (one of the poorest in the world)

      I have my own appartment (that I got from my father, that he didn't need)

      If I ever do a full time business it would be online (or involving the internet)

      What I really want to become is a digital artist (that's my real passion) (And I can draw ok too) and also Design in general, like interior design. (Lamps, lightings, sculpture)
      What I've come to realise was that I've been led to believe from a young age that artists are poor (the stereotype) and didn't really consider my talent as a career, because in my mind it was a no-no with my "becoming rich" goal. So I didn't really develop it.

      But now I'm sure of it.

      But when I got to freelance sites there was very little jobs for digital artists.
      So I figured out I could do Web Design as a substitute for digital art (because there are far more job offers for web designers)
      but then again, maybe my mindset is flawed (or it's a scarcity mindset)
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by skydragon89 View Post

    Hi guys

    I've been struggling with "What should I do" lately

    So I've come to realize that doing SEO or internet marketing as a job is not for me (I don't like it, but I would gladly do it as a business)

    I think doing web design (as a job) and digital art - I would like better.

    My success with internet marketing in 2 years - 0. Eventually I had a blog that gave a rebate on clickbank products and adwords campaigns - this thing got me like 200 bucks in a couple of weeks, but it got rejected later by google for duplicate content (I was a newbie)

    I don't have a college degree and I was until now working as a translator, which was because I know 4 languages perfectly.
    But I don't like it either.

    The factor of "Loving what you do" came into play.

    My goal is to make my first million until the age of 30 (I am 22 now)
    By doing what I like.

    And the big question is: Should I learn web design as a back-up job, or should I keep pushing it into internet marketing until I succeed?
    And do I need a back-up, high paying job as a web-designer? or should I reject the mindset of "working for money"?


    Learning web design would take me about a year until I could earn full time from It (but then again it might take more) and I really don't want to waste time if it's not well thought. I already have lost alot so no more!

    I had the idea that "Looking for a job" is a bad mindset if you want to be rich.

    I had this struggle for over 2 months really, or even more...

    Can someone successful internet marketer please coach me just on this question, because I really need guidance, I have perseverence, determination, and desire but I guess that I lack ability to design a good thought plan for myself and my success mindset is not of the best...

    So all of you successful guys out there who cash in big and have already gone all the way I'm on, - please look down on me and help me with this question which would do me a big help!

    Thank you in advance.

    My e-mail is skydragon.ks@gmail.com

    I will gladly await your response!
    You could become a service provider doing web design stuff. That's totally cool if it's what you're into. There are other options as well like opening up a PLR store. You just have to find something you like a go with it.

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author skydragon89
      Guys, any more sugestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author russellmalibu
    I would try out another passion. Money is second to happiness. (and you can always do side jobs for internet stuff)
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    There's something I've noticed lately. There are a lot of people coming to the forum asking for advice on what they should be doing. There's nothing wrong with that at all.

    But here's the thing. I've noticed that many of these people are able to intelligently articulate what they can and can't do as well as what they like and don't like to do.

    Guess what? In the age of near-illiteracy, being able to express ideas as some have recently done should provide a freakin light bulb moment for people. The OP here has obviously stated his case very well. There's no doubt in my mind as to what he's asking for in this post.

    That's a skill, dude, a valuable skill. And it's getting more and more rare all the time. You should consider writing. There are lots of people who need and want writing services. And if providing writing services for others doesn't appeal to you, you might consider product creation.

    Lots of people create products but many of them suck at actually explaining how to do stuff so people are able to understand and then do it. I think you'd do well with writing how-to stuff. Good luck with whatever you decide on.
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