Over 1 year in internet marketing . From newbie to a less newbie

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Over 1 year in internet marketing . What did i made and what did i lose .
From Newbie to lesser newbie . I don't see myself as a guru but sometimes people want to read things from normal users and not from gurus because they make ton's of money
and you stare yourself blind at that . I know i like to read things from starters and what they did


It's over a year now since i wanted to make money online . It was actualy much longer but realy started in Jan 2012 .
  • I started of with PPD ( Pay Per Download ) with Fileice

I was a complete noob did not know anything about link building did not own a website knew just a tiny bit of html .But what i did had was the WILL of making money .
I made like 500$ in like 2 months and i was in heaven .
But i wanted more . I knew after some time they got the offers from adscendmedia and such so i assume fileice need a cut so i want to eliminate the middleman .

Second step :
But the money didn't came in fast enough and was reading about CPA .
So i wanted to try that . With no knowledge about CPA i registerd at Maxbounty . I was honest that it was my first network and only did some PPD .
After a few days i got a call from maxbounty with some questions .
Hey , how are you and so on and guesse what i got accepted !!!
Now i needed to advertise and my budget wasn't that high .
I tryed 7 search . Hmz wasn't a big succes but was cheap .
Then of to PPV . I started with mediatraffic.com that was the worst traffic ever . After some reading i got into leadimpact .
I was motivated on maxbounty because if i earned 1.000$ every month for 3 months in a row i would get a bonus of 1.500$
First month i made 1082$ ! 2 more months to go .
I needed more stuff aswell like more decent landing pages and like i sayd before i was not the best coder .
I purchased alot of items aswell like CPVlab for tracking wich is like THE TOOL for tracking .
The 2 months after i made every month over 1.000$ a month with maxbounty . I made it for the BONUS .
I was also reading about CPA networks not paying i was hoping to still get it but i was payed every single week from maxbounty so i had trust and oh yeah an extra 1500$ got deposit .
Made in total over 6.000$ with maxbounty as a complete newbie and proud of it . For some people this may not be alot but it was for me .
I had to stop internet marketing the for personal issues for a few months .

Third Step :

Then i had my eye on adsense and getting a website on the first page .
Also kinda a newbie but again i had the WILL of making money .
I saw that alot of people dropping internet marketing because the money doesn't come in fast enough .
So what did i all try ?
Senuke, magic submitter all those tools . What did that gave me ? NOTHING . It seems so great and perhaps people make succes with it but in my eyes it's SPAM and i did not make any good rankings with it . And if i see it i think google will to .
What should i do now . How do people do it to rank on google . And why does it all cost so much money ?
Then i saw something on the forums here AND with a 15 day trail .
I joined http://www.rankexperts.com used the 15 day trail and had some articles written for me .
Used a brand new site with no linking and wanted to see what it gave . And for the very first time i saw my serp go up and STAY up .
All my posts are placed on PR4 sites wich is so much better then the spam .
Now i finaly can try and make some money after all the money i invested in programs/captcha's/websites/hosting .

My next step .. i think buying aged/high pr domains but not figured it out but the WILL to make money is still here and i won't GIVE UP .

There is so much i could tell but i am not the selling type ( yet )
I am just a normal internet user who wanted to make some money



My Conclusion .
  • Don't give up
  • To make money you need to invest some . ( perhaps it can without but don't believe in magic )
  • Try stuff out and if something doesn't work move on .
  • READ READ READ . I never did so much reading in my life . Heck in school i didn't even read but seriously read read ...

And sorry if my English failed sometimes just hope you liked the post
#internet #marketing #newbie #year
  • Profile picture of the author marc7
    Hey iluvatoq

    Great timeline you shared with us!

    Congrats on hanging in there!

    People quit online marketing in hopes of generating the trillions of dollars they was promised on the sales page.

    But if a person has a strong enough "WHY", as in the reason for starting an online business, it will be fairly easy to not give up.

    Try not to overload yourself, and I wish you the best with your online career!

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  • Profile picture of the author dancemaster
    great stuff im using some capture pages with pureleverage geting some leads but not many ihave been tracking my results,i just need to keep finding the right souces
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Congrats on your success but why keep jumping around looking for the next thing? Seems like you found something that worked (CPA) so why not keep at it?

    Your main income coming from ranking website in search engines is risky business these days. It probably wont last forever so diversify your traffic sources ad start building a list out from your traffic NOW!
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    • Profile picture of the author iluvatoq
      Originally Posted by RockingLastsForever View Post

      Congrats on your success but why keep jumping around looking for the next thing? Seems like you found something that worked (CPA) so why not keep at it?

      Your main income coming from ranking website in search engines is risky business these days. It probably wont last forever so diversify your traffic sources ad start building a list out from your traffic NOW!
      Well i like a challenge aswell . But i wanted to create something else then a series of landing pages . If i can rank website they are not a waste and can also use them for cpa aswell .
      And PPD still works . There are some big earners in that aswell .
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  • Profile picture of the author dbrwn
    One thing that you have to remember is that when you're doing something online, never expect magic to happen. You're not going to make boatloads of cash immediately in this business.

    It simply doesn't work that way. What you need to do as the writer of the post said is read, read and read some more. That is the only way that you're going to learn what works and what doesn't work.

    Also remember that just because someone uses a particular method and swares by it and claims that it works; doesn't mean that the method will work for your type of business. Sure, give the method a try, but if it doesn't work then go onto something else that does work.

    You don't always have to invest money to make money, you just need to choose your money-making opportunities wisely so that you can get the most out of them. Choose things that have been proven to work, and if you can, choose things that are free.
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  • Profile picture of the author wonderfullife
    How inspiring your experience is!
    Just the will of making money motivated you to go longer and longer. You will be successfull on your business.
    We need keep learning when we step in to one fresh area like what you did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennn

    My Conclusion .
    • Don't give up
    • To make money you need to invest some ( perhaps it can without but don't believe in magic )
    • Try stuff out and if something doesn't work move on .
    • READ READ READ . I never did so much reading in my life . Heck in school i didn't even read but seriously read read ...
    Congratulations on your success!

    Everything you are learning and applying is contributing towards your MBA (massive bank account) and an advanced degree in Internet Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Well, you firstly did PPD, and now you are earning with CPA. It means that you earn from CPA from the start.

    I agree for not using automatic tools to do backlinking. It's not suitable for newbie or someone who do not clear about its functions. It could be done a good job if the users know what they are doing with those tools.

    It's good to build new projects and make more income. By testing and experiencing, you'll be more mature in the IM world.
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    I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
    This thread is riddled with refferal links.
    Well done quoting OP, Art of Marketing.

    -_-
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    • Profile picture of the author iluvatoq
      Originally Posted by Simmeon View Post

      This thread is riddled with refferal links.
      Well done quoting OP, Art of Marketing.

      -_-
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    This is the way a newbie should start his journey to IM. Because it is not possible to reach in the peak right from the beginning.
    I just wanted to be sure about Link Building Services, Quality Link Building, Quality Backlinks.. How they works? Are they worth using?
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    • Profile picture of the author iluvatoq
      Originally Posted by Alex Greene View Post

      This is the way a newbie should start his journey to IM. Because it is not possible to reach in the peak right from the beginning.
      I just wanted to be sure about Link Building Services, Quality Link Building, Quality Backlinks.. How they works? Are they worth using?
      Yes they are . You provide the articles or you can have them write them for you for a fee . Then they are posted on PR3-PR4 domains . I had 1 article on PR3 the rest was PR4 .
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  • Profile picture of the author debra leroy
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    Isn't it great to have such a good reason to celebrate?
    I always appreciate people who come back to share their experiences with the others.
    Hopefully, you will do great in the future.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    congrats on your success! i know how hard it is to earn the first $$$ and if you keep going you can make so much more of that.
    my advice is to tweak things. something might not work first but when you change some variables it may do, you never know, sometimes if you change the title it works all of a sudden or you do a different advertising approach - you never know

    but beside that, you are right, you need to work, do, implement, tweak and move on if it doesn't
    good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author fastcooler
    Great success story!! Congrats and thanks for sharing! It makes good mood! and hope to get good results!
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  • Profile picture of the author john1288
    Thanks for sharing your story! Internet business is very competitive market as the low set up fee. you are right, only the will of making money, or the strong desire can make you succeed. Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author iluvatoq
    i like to read that stuff aswell so i thought why don't i put up one
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  • Profile picture of the author michael bury
    Hi iluvatoq

    Thanks for sharing your story and I would agree that when you make your first dollar on-line that is all the proof you need.

    I would suggest you focus on one niche subject preferably one which excites you test, tweak and perfect.

    The main criteria being keep moving forward and as other Warriors have said there is no such thing as a magic button and like any other business the returns are a direct result of your effort.

    Congratulations and best wishes for your future wealth and happiness

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    That's a great story and am happy how CPA has worked out for a newbie like you too. One mistake which i think you are committing is doing to many things at a time.

    Since you had success in CPA, why not just continue with it and scale it up. I think you should be pretty smart to pick up so many things so fast, but just be focus a little bit more and i think you will be great.
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