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How Many of You are Making Real Money Online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by homeriscool, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. jeff1985

    jeff1985 Regular Member

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    I been working self employed exclusively online for a decade....it’s tougher now but still doable If u doing the right things. It also depends on what part of a country u live in. Leaving in for instance Georgia or North Carolina don’t require high incomes like New York City, San Fran or Los Angeles or living in London and Paris as supposed to a cheaper city IN Europe it depends
     
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  2. homeriscool

    homeriscool Regular Member

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    That's a good point about location. It does play a big part in the mix. Have you seen online business slow down over the years?
     
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    Well I’m in the content business meaning I earned off of cpm advertising. 5 or 6 years ago things were more looser and the earning potential was massive and effortless now it’s more difficult but still doable.

    With all business on the web they are always changes. How well u adapt to the changes will determine your longevity.

    Technology ever changing so something or a specific method that is hot one year .. could be obsolete 3 years from now
     
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    That is going to of course be the majority here (or on any forum). The majority of players in the SEO and IM world essentially only use it as a side business or as extra income. It's like on coding forums there are a lot of guys who make side money by coding little projects here and there, but they have a day job working for some company as a programmer. If I had to guess I would say that this describes 90% of the people here.

    Also keep in mind that a lot of members here do make a full time living in businesses that they boost using SEO and IM strategies. Examples of this might be somebody who owns an ecommerce website or a successful Amazon seller or even somebody who owns a plumbing business in some random city who boosts their rankings and reviews. This isn't a full time SEO guru, but they are using SEO to maximize their income elsewhere.

    Members who make a full time living of DOING SEO full time, meaning being paid to perform SEO for companies or selling SEO products, are very rare in all likelihood. But this isn't bad, it's just the nature of SEO. It's usually a tool and not an end.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    Haven't had a job in the last 2 years. Still need to make more money though.

    In my 20s, single guy so all I need is a cheap room to rent, wifi, laptop and gym. (and food of course)

    Planning on living in Mexico City next year for a few months.

    All thanks to BHW. And yes many people on the forum make crazy money. No one is gonna post a screenshot though.
     
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    SEO is definitely for those who is looking some quick bucks. This method takes time up to 6 months to see any results, so it is for the long term! Personally i do not focus on it because i cannot bear all those Google updates that can drive you nuts!!!!
     
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    Easily living off online income but I'm using about 10 different sources of income and some are steady some are not. It's definitely possible but it takes a lot of time and knowledge for most.
     
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    Haven't had a job since 2016, fortunately, I can fund my average life from aff marketing, and currently, I'm in the process of making my own product so I could travel more. I don't know if it counts as "serious money".
     
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    Great answer - very informative. Thank you. I agree 100%
     
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    I agree. In most cases I bet people could make A LOT MORE MONEY with their own offline business in a shorter amount of time. Thanks for your input.
     
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    I suppose "serious money" could be interpreted in different ways. To me "serious money" means making a decent living. Paying your mortgage ( or rent) running a car, paying you bills, feeding your family, going on holidays etc. If anyone is doing all of that from strictly IM I applaud you.
     
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    Much sound advice me thinks ! :)

    Also I would add, do JV's I have met some awesome people and learned a lot of valuable information from JV's. Then I go into the next JV with that knowledge and hopefully I passed on a little of what I learn to them and tey pass on something new and valuable to me.

    Also Never be a "cunt". Short term it gets you a little, long term it gets you nothing.. a bit like sex in marriage.
     
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    Vast mayority of big players are not gonna be in the BHW lounge just chilling.
    They'll post once every year or so. Still they're probably the 1%, I do know a bunch of them with huge mansions and cars, its nice to chill with them at events haha
     
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    I am still making a full time income after over 10 years online
     
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    I'm just here to welcome new members since 2009
     
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    For the first 5 years of doing IM, I was averaging $4,000 to $8,000 per year. So definitely not enough to live off but it was a nice supplementary income which funded world travels and tech that I wanted to buy.

    However for the last 2 years, I have lived completely off IM earnings and am living the life that I worked hard for. It's definitely possible but it takes time and a bit of luck along the way.
     
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    Read the forum? o.o

    Back to the topic: Currently living from my IM Income :)
     
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    I'm doing all of that btw. Never had an offline job. Make living entirely from IM. Like others said it's not easy, but possible. Just do what you're good at and make it work.
     
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    First of all OP, learn to use the multiquotes when you want to answer to more than one reply at the same time.

    And back to the thread, yes, I've been living solely from IM since the end of college. It's been 8 years now.
     
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    Yes, since 2013. At least $2k monthly. Sometimes $20k. 50% of it I invest in some offline businesses and real estate.
     
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