Thousands of dollars on IM courses, WSO's, back-linking tools, tools I don't even know what the hell they did . Thousands of more hours building obviously worthless sites, spreading around worthless articles and spun articles, spamming forums and blog comments with worthless back-links...reading forums looking for the next shiny ball...none of it was remotely enjoyable, other than thinking I would be rich!
So who should I blame? IM Guru's, whatever the hell that means? WSO creators, who all cross-promote each other and basically repeat the same info? Google, with panda, penguin, polar bear, whatever updates?
ME! That's who.
I have owned and operated small businesses before, and been very successful. Had I run this business like I ran my IM business, I would have failed miserably.
I no longer want to be Johxtzy Balpwn (one of my senuke spun names..lol) posting unreadable spun content, on worthless sites, posting a link back to my incredible "vitamins for hair growth" website, which although I paid for articles, I don't think I ever read them, no longer has any traffic and -0- income.
Anyway, I am not angry, or blaming anybody. Valuable lessons have been learned. Will probably just close up all the sites, maybe see if anybody will at least buy a domain, delete all the wso's, products, etc. and just clean the deck and start fresh.
I am committed to building a successful internet based business, but I believe I will approach it much more professionally and create a true business plan, much as I would in the real world. Use my real name, with my real picture, in an area I have true passion and knowledge, connecting with real people in the industry, building relationships with real customers, providing true solutions to problems, being proud of my content.
Goodbye Johxtzy Balpwn