I have been a long time reader of Warrior Forum without ever making the plunge to pay money, and be a full member. I finally decided last night I would buy the basic membership, and then spill my guts, and see what happens. I graduate the University of South Carolina in May with an IT Degree.(I am 25) I have spent a few years trying to make money online. I have read hundreds of posts and comments, and I just need some guidance.
I have seen dozens of posts where people ask help, and while it is very annoying for the Guru's and people that make money online, for broke people aka me, I keep hoping that some guru will be able to guide that person, though most just troll them. Some do provide elements of guidance, but the person is different from me so let me get more specific. I work hard, and if you are going to troll me that I just need to persevere and work hard, well that's BS, because without a Blueprint the architect can continue to build and NEVER finish the house, because they don't know the path to follow. But first a few things about me, as most help sections are very vague.
I own a web design business Kevin Waters Web Design. I accept payments online, and it's awesome, but business has been really slow.(Insanely slow) I got a groupon for 17 for 70 at vistaprint, and purchased business cards, 2 magnetic car signs, and a shirt that advertises my business. I have been referring my business to everyone I meet, and giving cards to even more people. I advertise locally, and online, though only for free as my budget is about $50 left. I also work with pine straw to help pay the bills as well.
I am a giant
Again I am a giant(blessing and sometimes not)
Landscaping(I am terrible)
The part of being a giant(6'8") is great for girls that like tall, dark, and handsome, (bad because of my spare time, but that's another story), but it can be a major hindrance for sales. I can talk to anyone on Earth, as long as I am not selling to them, just talking. I intimidate a lot of people, and many see giant and run, no lie, they just get uneasy with tall people.(This is my experience, if you want to argue this please just PM me your argument about this or anything else I have said so this thread stays on target) When it comes to talking about sales, I am really terrible, so would prefer help in the online category.
What have I tried:
-Selling Clickbank products. I created a ebook and tried to sell it, but I did it wrong, and now the information is pretty outdated.
-I sold as an affiliate, and used articles and youtube videos to promote the product, though I didn't get any clicks.
-People say make a list, but I never get enough traffic to list with, not saying it doesn't work, I just don't know how.
-Online and Offline Promotion of my web design.
I guess I am really frustrated. I know I can make money online. When I started the web design business I put in 12 hour days, for a few months, and made money (though when you break it up to an hour by hour basis the money is much much more depressing) this in mind please please please don't tell me, you just need to work harder. Working harder and working smarter are two different things. I now have the next 3 weeks completely off. I am still pursuing a job-job, still maintaining a few websites, but I have 12 hours a day that I can devote(Monday- Saturday) to anything that works. Please don't refer me to a WSO. There are many I have read, but nearly all don't have people that commented that it worked, and the few that have those comments have comments from years ago. I understand that they information you provide may not be free, and if you want a commission from my work, then you can have it. It is better to have a part of something, then own 100% of nothing.
Also I am white Hat, and white hat only. I am not looking to make money from anything with vulgarity, and shady stuff. Back when I did sales for Verizon(I know Ironic, I seem to do better in sales with a team, and in a store, knowing the person came in to specifically talk to me) I had some money saved up. I knew web design would be a big part of my life, so I purchased the Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver(CS4 version then). I bought the full version not the student version. Even though the software appearance is the same, you are not supposed to use the student version for Business Purposes, so I bought the one I can use for that purpose. I am a Christian, and I want my walk to match my talk.(Don't think for a minute, that I feel I am above anyone, I do bad stuff too, I just want to do the very best I can, but I mess up just like every other person)For instance if I noticed the cash register person gave me even an extra penny I will feel horrible if I don't go back and give it to her. I want, what I deserve, by working hard.
If there's someone out there who can guide me please drop a comment, or PM me. I need help from honest working people. I will accept troll information, and haters, and people saying just try harder because they haven't read any of my information above, with the hopes that 1 White Hat, Professional can help. I am open to anything.