Man...as if I wrote this post - no kidding!!! I'm exactly on the same page...not a quitter by nature – call me stubborn to the power of 10 – yes I am. Long story short (or maybe not that short) – I’ve been working let’s describe it “part time” in the “make-money-online” world for about...4 years. Say part-time cause I would spent about 15-20 hours a week on average. First I started blogging, trying to monetize my blogs mainly with adsense, revcontent, and affiliate products. Got a total of 4 blogs – for the two of them I spent considerable amount of time and produced over 150 very high-quality articles with a minimum 600 words per article (some are even 5000 words). One of the two blogs is in a veeery specific niche and I rank for it in top 3 in google – the main keyword has close to 80k monthly searches...so from all of my blogging initiatives I barely make $100-$150 a month. I won’t go in details but I’ll just say...I literally tried almost everything...no black hat backlinking, trying to do everything by the books, onpage SEO and so on and so forth...
Last year I started an online shop – utilizing the dropshipping model. Now I started to build social media accounts using the MassPlanner and the plan is to eventually offer the products that I sell naturally in my social media posts. Six months since I built the store (over 750 products I’m selling) – just 8 sales so far... don’t ask how a 30 years old guy like me holding BBA degree (with marketing and accounting focus) is feeling on a daily basis...on top of everything I do the damn dead-end 9-5 job to pay rent and all of the damn bills – PLUS I manage to run another local business...that is more of a supplementary income than a living.
I’m not trying to highlight that I’m something special – on the contrary I just perceive myself as a normal guy that wants to find a way to self-employ himself, and escape the 9-5 slavery that makes me sick...The online model seemed like the best alternative for my lifestyle..too bad after 4 years I’m just one of the many that...well let’s face it, didn’t advance much.
Anyways, hope this didn’t sound like a rant or whining, but I just wanted to tell you that I’m also very mad...depressed, how symbolic my results are....yet I just tell myself everyday the following: I’m in good health, I got a roof over my head, I got ample food and water, I’m lucky to live in a great country (go Canada go!) and that’s pretty much my salve for my soul..otherwise I’ll explode out of anger.
Pheeew, sharing all that felt good somehow, now let’s get back to work and keep chasing the dream – hopefully I have another 40 years of life-span to finally achieve it!!