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After working too hard and getting my 4 sites at #1-#4 in google, I checked my adsense revenue and its just less than a buck for 4 previous days like before. Just demotivated and don't know what to do next. I don't know if its going to work for me or not. Today I just watched movies and listened to musics. Should I really give it a break? Or does it happen with all?
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  • Profile picture of the author NeuralSync
    Hey, that's an accomplishment to be proud of. #1 and #4 on Google - good for you!

    If you are feeling down, then yes, definitely take a break and just do things you enjoy for a while. Stepping away not only gives you a chance to relax, it also gives your subconscious mind the opportunity to mull any problems you are facing to come up with inspired solutions behind the scenes. It will be worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    If you never give up, then you have a chance of success. If you give up, then you likely won't succeed.

    Change your plans, strategies, and goals when needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    Time to take a break. You've done well to get your sites to page 1. Now is the time to do something different, for a while, and enjoy your accomplishment. When you're ready to get back into it, find out what keywords pay the most per click.

    Once you find these keywords, you'll need to start providing content to your websites based on this criteria. You've done the hard part already by getting your site on page 1 for organic searches. Now find those expensive keywords and start putting relevant content to get your adsense income up.
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  • Profile picture of the author jearenas87
    Your head gets filled with ideas on why things are working as planned. But relax you will be fine. Take your own advice and take a break. When you come back you will have a fresh mind. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    I guess demotivation is normal. I used to get demotivated by facing obstacles and having that feeling I couldn't break them. Now when I see an obstacle I'm GLAD, because I know when I break it, I've just put another brick on earth to build that big wall or I am one step closer to whatever I want to achieve.

    Getting demotivated? Please watch this video!:

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    • Profile picture of the author linaO
      Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

      I guess demotivation is normal. I used to get demotivated by facing obstacles and having that feeling I couldn't break them. Now when I see an obstacle I'm GLAD, because I know when I break it, I've just put another brick on earth to build that big wall or I am one step closer to whatever I want to achieve.

      Getting demotivated? Please watch this video!:

      YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
      I watched this video multiple times and each time I still catch a shiver... because every word is true. And the best part is, it's unavoidable. Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, the truth is constant.

      Thanks for posting this
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    If you feel demotivated right now, you should try to refresh your mind and focus on the useful things. That's how I've experienced sometimes, getting distracted with something that is useless. Try to throw that useless thing away and stay focus on your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vernita
    Good to see you at top, you just have to keep trying different things to raise your financial success...
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    • Profile picture of the author freight
      Grab a whiteboard or a notepad and write down 5 goals you would like to achieve.

      Put it on the wall and in 2012 tell your self you would like to knock off 3 of them ...If you knock off 5 then great.

      My point setting one unmeasurable goal is tricky

      Measure 5 goals and knock them off is very rewarding. You have plenty of time in 2012 just keep on thinking of wacky ideas to knock them off.
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      • Profile picture of the author webchris
        Originally Posted by freight View Post

        Grab a whiteboard or a notepad and write down 5 goals you would like to achieve.

        Put it on the wall and in 2012 tell your self you would like to knock off 3 of them ...If you knock off 5 then great.

        My point setting one unmeasurable goal is tricky

        Measure 5 goals and knock them off is very rewarding. You have plenty of time in 2012 just keep on thinking of wacky ideas to knock them off.
        That is some great advice! I made daily todo lists that never get done and my main goals seem so far out of reach. I definately need to sit down and do this.
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  • Profile picture of the author JuniorNB
    Hey buddy,
    Congrats! That shows you're human .

    Seriously, we will travel that route once a while. Take a deep breath, free your mind, it's time to divert your attention to your favorite activities.

    But don't be absent (from your IM routine) for too long .

    Just keep on pushing the limits!

    Cheers!
    Smitz
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    Step back and start working on your next project. This will give you a fresh start on something new and keep you moving forward. Once you've done some work there, Go back to the original project.

    This is one of the things I do to stay motivated. Also, just because it's not immediately apparent, doesn't mean your hard work isn't paying off.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    If you stop you'll lose momentum. Try visualizing success instead of failure. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    Don't sweat it...I do this full-time and even now one day per week I usually write off after getting up and feeling depressed and end up with the munchies watching Dexter all day instead of working, which makes me feel guilty and worse...

    Long story short, this WILL happen, especially if you have some rough things going on in life. What matters is that when it does you recognize it, accept it for what it is, let it happen, and then get back to zero again and start over again.

    Don;t worry if it happens, just focus on your speed of response. I used to go into a funk that would last for days or weeks...got it down to one day now before I recover. I take it as a sign from my body and mind that I have too much stress and I use my large dislike of having days like that to inspire me to do the daily maintenance consistently that prevents or minimizes these kinds of days (meditation, relaxation, exercise, etc).
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
      It's no good just visualizing success you have to have a burning desire for the place you want to get to.
      You need to try and picture yourself in your mind where you want to be in say 5 years. And then you need to see hear and feel everything that's happening in that future time.
      And keep that image and feeling with you all the time.

      Live your Dreams
      Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author ZumbaKassel
    Just keep going, after a while the success will come on its own!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahZT
    I love watching Will Smith and other similar videos when feeling demotivated... they help encourage me!

    @opportunist86 Getting 4 sites to #1 and #4 in Google is a GREAT achievement! So look at the positive side of things and what you managed to accomplish. Get motivated by the positive, and try to learn from your experience. What could you have done to increase your earnings? Perhaps choose better - higher earning keywords? (Just thinking out loud here.) Take what you can learn from this experience, and replicate.

    If you could take 4 sites to the top of Google you can take 40 others and then think of the potential income you can achieve with even more sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dyer402
    Will smith is the man. Everything he said is true. Dont get off the treadmill untill you see the results you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author slackoff
    Anyone that has been successful online has failed 1000x more than you. If you're giving up after one failure you'll never make it in this industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeltaForce
    I suggest pick up a book or biography of an famous person and read it, reading something like that will swing your mood around and you will pick yourself up. Anyone successful in history has gone from demotivation during some time of life
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  • Profile picture of the author williamstraus
    Setup your sites in Google Analytics and Webmaster tools (or something like this) to see how they're doing. If you really are at number #1 you'll soon see yourself ranking for new keywords and find out that you have to rank for more pages. That means more content and more SEO. You're not even close to finished.

    You're on the cusp of something here and your next few decisions are going to separate you from the people smart enough to keep going and fail forward or the 90% of marketers who fail and give up.

    Who are you going to be? Someone different or just like the rest? Ask yourself these two questions over and over again.

    I ranked sites #1 and never made any money on them either. It had to do with writing bad pre-sell content or poor site design. My sites were too cluttered and people didn't stay on them very long.

    BTW - you're not ranking #1 for "ceramic tiles" - you didn't show up in the top 100 results. For the 2nd keyword in your signature you are on the 1st page but not position 1. Your 2nd keyword is getting a monster 5,400 searches per month and you're ranked in the top ten but the real traffic sits in the top 3.

    I'm not sure if these are the sites you're talking about so this might be something you already know!

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    • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
      Originally Posted by williamstraus View Post

      Setup your sites in Google Analytics and Webmaster tools (or something like this) to see how they're doing. If you really are at number #1 you'll soon see yourself ranking for new keywords and find out that you have to rank for more pages. That means more content and more SEO. You're not even close to finished.

      You're on the cusp of something here and your next few decisions are going to separate you from the people smart enough to keep going and fail forward or the 90% of marketers who fail and give up.

      Who are you going to be? Someone different or just like the rest? Ask yourself these two questions over and over again.

      I ranked sites #1 and never made any money on them either. It had to do with writing bad pre-sell content or poor site design. My sites were too cluttered and people didn't stay on them very long.

      BTW - you're not ranking #1 for "ceramic tiles" - you didn't show up in the top 100 results. For the 2nd keyword in your signature you are on the 1st page but not position 1. Your 2nd keyword is getting a monster 5,400 searches per month and you're ranked in the top ten but the real traffic sits in the top 3.

      I'm not sure if these are the sites you're talking about so this might be something you already know!

      -Will
      Thanks a lot! This is really helpful.
      Ceramics tiles is on 5th now when I search. Is it possible that it just appears on google pakistan only? If its like that then how should I increase its ranking for other countries.
      Second keyword is on #3 and this is the only site that makes some money. Its difficult to rank #1 for this keyword I guess.
      Also, what do you think about site design. I've not focused much on that but on SEO. Do you suggest that I change the design also?
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  • Profile picture of the author williamstraus
    I think your site design is fine - I'm sure you can make it cleaner but with AdSense you probably want that many ads right? I don't do adsense at all so I can't say.

    Check out scroogle.org to see what your real search engine ranking is.

    If you aren't ranking everywhere in the world and want to that comes down to IP diversity. Get backlinks from all over the place, all sorts of different sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    I felt the same way when I ranked my very first Adsense site and didn't make a single cent the first month of it ranking.

    I spent months building back links, writing content, and changing everything around just to see nothing come out of it.

    I almost gave up, but I learned that not every website we build are going to be winners. Just learn from that and move onto a new site.
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  • "A consistent positive attitude makes a world of difference"

    You have done well to get where you are, take a break, maybe investigate different sources of income other than adsense.

    Also when searching your keywords on google make sure you aren't logged in!
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Getting your sites ranked #1 - #4 is already an achievement in itself. Do the keywords that you use for these sites have many searches? It is important to provide quality content & good information.

    Continue to build more sites. Not all sites are winners.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    Still working hard regardless of the fact that i'm earning 0/day sometimes. Thanks by the for advices.
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  • Profile picture of the author linaO
    Congrats and just like everyone before me has said, turn up the tempo, and keep going. Most people give up right when they are about to have a breakthrough. You're doing great
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    Nice work on the rankings!

    Continue with AdSense but look for other options to monetize your hard work.

    Are there any products that are align to your niche you could become an affiliate for? Could you develop your own product to market to the traffic your bringing in?

    Have multiple streams of income generated from your sites rather than focusing solely on advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    ADSense is one of the hardest thing to make money from, whether you are new at IM not. Like what SDotSpells, find other options. ADSense is just one of many out there.

    Jing Quimpo
    “All things at first appear difficult.” -Chinese saying
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  • Profile picture of the author carolf
    About a month ago I almost threw in the IM towel

    this week I have made $100 my first week making money from a product.

    my fav advice that I read in here is wash rinse repeat. Just do it.

    and its really really ok to have a day when you just say no to it all.

    when i get a day like that I go to the beach, I read books, I visit art galleries

    I just ignore everything......... the next day I always bounce back twice as determined.

    Show us that you can stick with the winners
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  • Profile picture of the author KarimPPC
    take a step back, figure out if adsense is the best monetisation method? maybe tyou can look to other affiliate ventures or build a list and sell stuff to them, maybe even sell your own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    I think you should look at the bright side, ranking on page one of google is an accomplishment in itself. Internet Marketing will have a lot of ups and downs, obstacles but there will always be a reward. I think your motivation should be intrinsic rather than extrinsic. I am kind of diverging here but just look at the positives. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    Getting your sites in #1 - #4 is awesome.

    If you have that ability how about building sites and flipping them for revenue or selling them to businesses in that niche who don't have a site that ranks well or maybe don't even have a site.

    That will give you some immediate income.

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Like Jim Guererro mentioned, there is a way to target keywords for adsense to get the most clicks you can, including placing the ads in a strategic position. And please remember, IM is all about persistence, your breakthrough may come just when you push a little bit harder, despite the feelings of being demotivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author gripex
    Dont liste to the people who are saying that page 1 is good enough, if you have reached the top 3 positions that is where you want to be, how ever, if you arent making money with adsense, then the keywords you have chosen are not lining up with the adsense links.

    How much search volume do these words get? (exact) , are you receviing mroe traffic now that you are at the top?

    May need to try some new words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Simpleology. Seriously. That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Yeah, it sucks when one day you're down, but more often than not, it'll get better in the day or two. Business is bipolar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremiah L
    Usually when one feels demotivated is because one does not act on one's premises.
    One can't expect to reach Success doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author mamamiaw
    you just need to take a break.. after that you can analyze your site, maybe the visitor are pretty less for that keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    Yep, have some fun and get offline. I just returned from a trip to Washington DC where I attended an IM event (Yanik's Underground Online Seminar event). Learned a TON about the latest Internet marketing tips and tricks of the trade (what really works today vs. even last week).

    Plus hubby joined me (he's not into the web world), and we toured DC some.

    Awesome time, scenic driving, adventure, etc.

    Felt great to get away and refreshing to return full of new and updated ideas for biz - and life in general
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  • Profile picture of the author Daystar11
    I think you need to look beyond adsense. Have a variety of things out there- affiliate programs to promote, cpa, your own products, build a list, put up some youtube videos; try some different things, to get a feel for what else you might like to do, in addition to adsense.
    If you need money more quickly, promote your own service, for instance in Warriors for Hire. Check it out, you'll get a lot of good ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordcatcher
    There are 3 primary reasons we lose motivation: lack of confidence, lack of focus, lack of direction. If we want to excel in personal and profesional life, self motivation is essential. People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
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