Let me start off by saying that I am a 17 year old kid, middle-class typical American family. Straight A student, highest in my class of 40ish. I am not some money crazed 'kid' that thinks he will become rich overnight.
August 7, 2010
That's when it all started. I purchased 'The Flipping Teen' by Caleb Spilchen, being highly influenced by a person around the same age as I. I had been paid $5 on Fiverr to post on someone's account here on the Warrior Forum (spam ftw?), and while reading topics to get a relative idea on what to post, I got interested. IM had officially hooked me in.
To this date, I have yet to make a dime from anything that I have learned from this forum. No harshness intended. I said I learned, but have yet to make a dime. Being that middle-class American, I typically work in the summer making around $7-$8 an hour, doing hard, physical, work. Construction, farming, whatever... It's not my cup of tea!
So to take all of this hard, earned, money and to spend nearly $400 on WSOs really says something about my drive. I'm a 'techy', I love the internet. I see it's potential! Some of that $400 was made off of stupid purchases, but many great ones! I truly believe that every single WSO or eBook about internet marketing has one thing to be learned from it. You will NEVER stop learning, no matter what!
I am done purchasing WSOs, I have all the knowledge needed to make some amount of money, but I just can't accomplish it, it seems. I have taken action, I have about 5 domains with product reviews, a few advertising campaigns for affiliate links for ClickBank.... but I have yet to see a single dime... and I say that truthfully. The only money I have made online is from a site I made before learning about IM, so I don't really count that. To top it off, it only makes me about $0.30 a day :/.
Recently I tried creating a 'Warrior For Hire' thread, offering article writing services. I have great English grammar and punctuation (look at this post), in my opinion anyways. I then changed that Warrior For Hire thread to a backlink service (located in my signature). The backlink service that I offer is beyond phenomenal from what I know about IM. High Page Rank + DoFollow = great backlinks. I don't need to go into details about the service itself (it's in the thread), but I have yet to have one person interested. I see similar threads in the WFH section that charge $29.99 for 250 PR4 - PR8 backlinks. I offer 405 PR4 - PR8, all DoFollow for $15 only! What am I missing there? Credentials? A reputation?
So today, I ask you fellow Warriors... Where do I draw the line? I appreciate any motivation that comes, I will read it with gratitude, but I want straight up answers. I want only the deepest truth from anyone.
Should I give up?
I've read around the Warrior Forum since that day in August. I see many people with the same issue, if anything... this thread can be a guide for anyone else in my same position.
This is where I say: