I get a lot of people asking me what I do for income and my basic response is usually something along the lines of "I work online helping website owners generate more traffic and sales" which is true, but a vague response of what I really do. But I didn't start doing this and that's why I'm posting this discussion
How did you get started working with websites?
I myself started playing around with websites in 2002 or 2003 and got pulled in because I read something that said "Make $500 a day by just posting ads on websites!" and I opened my wallet and spent $297 on a sh*tty system that didn't teach me anything except for what Google adsense was.
After I attempted to get my refund, which was almost impossible to do because of how they set everything up, I realized that I had to optimize my websites in order to get higher rankings and then get clicks on my adsense advertisements in order to make any money. So I started learning on page and off page optimization, or SEO.
Learning SEO over the next few years while still working a full time job was pretty brutal. I would work 8 to 10 hours a day and come home to work another 3 to 4 and not get paid for it. But I think it was worth it in the end because I started making a few bucks here and there on my websites after they started getting ranked.
After I was proficient in SEO techniques and methods I began to sell my own SEO services to people who needed help. I did pretty well with this until Google banned me from Adwords. I literally went from making $1,000 a day with a $50 a day investment into Adwords. Not a bad ROI, right? After I got banned I began scurrying around to figure out how to generate the most amount of high quality leads since I couldn't use the biggest PPC platform anymore. I started working around on LinkedIn and other PPC platforms but it just never was the same
Fast forward to today and I now work online full time and I'm still doing SEO for clients and I have a few services that make me some passive income
How did you get started?
How long have you been playing with websites?
Are you working online full time or are you part time?