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Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it's up to you to overcome the downs



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Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it's up to you to overcome the downs

We all want to be extremely successful online, and that's why we constantly push ourselves.  Everyone sees success stories of how someone turned $500 into $5,000,000 but they never really see the entire story which includes the ups, as well as the downs, and the idea of being successful online seems to be easily obtainable.  This is a Motivation Monday post, so I'm targeting you people who are just starting off as well as the ones who have been grinding for years, and only seeing a little bit of success and thinking if you should tap out or keep pushing.

I'll use myself as an example for this discussion.  I don't see myself as successful at all, and maybe that's why I push myself constantly, I want to make more money today than I did yesterday and that's enough to push me from day to day.  In the beginning I started off with a free website made by a friend who thought I wasn't going to make any money at all in my industry.  I would come home from work and do anything I could online to make a few bucks here and there, but nothing seemed to click. 

Fast forward 3 years down the road and I now have enough knowledge to set up my own websites, optimize them, write my own high quality content as well as bring in a writer to help out, and even run some great PPC campaigns.  For the first 3 years I didn't make much, or anything at all, from month to month but after that it seemed like I turned on a light switch.  I loved doing the SEO and optimization for my own websites so I decided to open up my very first SEO serivce and set up an extremely basic website selling some backlink packages.  I didn't think I would make much money at the time, but I set up a PPC campaign on Adwords and started it at around $5 or $10 a day to see what it would do.  I didn't make any sales within the first few hours and then I went to bed.  I then woke up to $300 profit becuase I was making money while I was asleep since websites don't actually sleep lol Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it

I was doing almost all of the SEO and backlinking myself and didn't really outsource anything.  I eventually go too many orders that I could handle myself and I had to bring in a business partner, one of my best friends who happened to have an engineering degree, which meant he was pretty smart lol.  He turned my 16 hour days and cut them down to just 3 hours by automating the work I had to do.  He even automated it even more after that and I didn't have to focus on emails, orders, or disputes.  I was now in charge of generating sales and building new websites in order to branch out Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it

Now, it isn't all rainbows and sunshine because I made one crucial mistake.  I relied too much on Adwords and saw it as my Golden Goose, but after just 10 months of advertising, we were banned without reason.  We constantly asked what we had did wrong and what we could do to change the status of our account back to active, but no one would talk to us.  After about 6 months we got in touch with an adwords account manager and he basically said that the content on our website claimed we guaranteed an increase in rankings, and they didn't like that, so they banned us.  We edited the content on our website but they wouldn't accept our re-submission for acceptance, so basically we were screwed Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it

We were investing $100 a day into adwords, which is roughly $3,000 a month, just to have Google send us traffic!  They didn't really care though, since $3,000 a month is not much compared to the companies who are spending $500,000 a month Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it


Yes, this is a Motivational Monday post!

I didn't let Google get me down, instead, I decided to figure out how I could get my ads in front of potential buyers and it opened up so many more doors lol.  It was like a blessing in disguise, sort of, because I now had multiple revenue streams after learning not to trust a single ad platform for sales.  We then branched out to BingAds (adcenter back then), BuySellAds, contacting website owners and partnering with them, social media ads, blogging 1,000% more than we were, and much more.  After I started to do all of this, I fealt like I was getting overworked again but I was ok with it since we had boosted our sales to the same amount they were at when we were just on Google Adwords Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it 

I do look back on the times when we were on Adwords and think "Man, what if I knew about Google hating our content and edited it before we got banned.  How much could we have been making now?".  I can't let that get me down though, I have to keep fighting for new customers and strive to be better every day Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it


There were plenty of ups and downs with my own company, and I know plenty of other companies have dealt with the same things, so I think it's funny when I see these ads claiming you can make millions of dollars a month with a small investment haha.  What they don't tell you is you have to work a lot and there are plenty of obstacles to overcome before you do become successful.  I can tell you that you need to think on your own and shouldn't follow a step by step guide someone wrote out a few years ago, because they're just making money off of the sales of the guide and not what they talk about.  Think about it, if you're buying something that shows you how to be successful online, dozens or even thousands of others have bought the same thing, now you have a saturated market and massive amounts of competition.  Don't let that get you down!  You can still learn from these "guides" and put your own spin on them in order to be profitable Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it



In Conclusion
You need to keep working, even if you think you're failing, because you never know how much longer it will be until you're successful!  I didn't make any money for the first 3 years I was working online, then I started making a good amount of money and had to bring on a partner, then we got a hit by Google and had to think of other ways to make money (which took a while to implement).  We had plenty of ups and downs, and you will too, so don't let one little failure get you down, you can overcome it and be successful Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it



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Barida

Thank you Razzy for the kind and motivational words of Monday. I have to admit that I had it tough some weeks ago working as a freelancer, but I never let that get to me and it's a testimony that today, I've gotten better at what I do and forgotten the bad that happened then. It's how we handle the downs that really matter for it is I'm those period that our fighting spirit should show.




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augusta

This was a great tonic to keep one going throughout the week, it never rosy anyway both online and offline and with this mindset, we can succeed against all odds.Making money is one great stress of life that comes with things that aren't expected.The only people without financial stress are the kids, when once one grows into adulthood and demands increases and one start looking for a way to accomplish it, then it a time to start working hard and knowing all desires never come to pass.Enjoy the ups and look for a way to challenge and overcome the downs.




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Corzhens

I realized that the search for money is one element that gives us stress and probably it is the greatest factor in life that makes it challenging. Freelancers will agree that earning money online is sometimes easy and more often difficult that we have to break our backs to earn a buck, so to speak. It is discouraging for newcomers in the game but when you are determined then you feel a sense of achievement at the end of the day.




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vhinz

This is really a great motivational post especially for those who are like me that are just getting started in this digital world. I'm actually not earning yet from my website and I'm still having hard time in producing my contents. There are times that I feel so frustrated and disappointed in myself of not being productive. This post relieved me from my frustrations and disappointments. It made me realized that I am really just getting started and there's more that I must learn. Thanks Razzy for creating this post!!!




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JoeMilford

vhinz,
I would have not guessed that you were "new to this" from the way you present yourself, so that is a compliment to you. That being said, I like motivational posts like this as well, and wherever you can find motivation to keep producing your content, as Razzy reminds us, seek it out! We all have to cut our own individual and original path here in this environment, and there is room for all of us to find out own unique niche and market which is profitable--I really believe that.




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vhinz

Thanks JoeMilford!! I'm a graduate of BS computer science but I never thought of becoming a blogger/content writer before. Even when I was still in my college days, writing was not my favorite activity at school. I'm not even fond of reading books. After working for more than 9 years, I just realized what I really wanted to become. I want to become a blogger/content writer and an online entrepreneur. I like to share my ideas to other people who are also new in the world of online writing. But I'm struggling to create content that could somehow entice many people to read my blogs. It is also because English is not my native language and as what I have said, I'm not fond of reading books before. And I'm not also very fluent in speaking in English. I tend to forget the appropriate words to use. My interest in reading just came when I started to aspire to become a blogger. Every day I commit most of my time to reading books, blogs, watching videos, and trying to improve my English speaking. There are really times that I feel so frustrated and disappointed of my slow progress. When I felt like I'm very far from reaching my goals, I read or watch something that could motivate me to persevere and continue striving no matter hard hard it is. I just hope that someday my effort will be paid off. I'm so grateful and thankful that I found this community. I have found people like you guys who shares knowledge and inspires other people.




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JoeMilford

I appreciate what you are saying here--getting familiar with a language which is not necessarily native to you can extremely difficult. I have tried to learn Spanish, and it is pretty tough, and gets tougher, the further you get into it. I would say that even those who are practicing their native language also get terribly frustrated with their progress and their pitfalls in their writing, so it would only make sense that you are experiencing some of the same experiences with language as you grow as a writer and content-provider.




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Rumu

Thanks for the motivational post on a monday morning. I think i can relate to a loy of what you are saying, or rather still relating to it. Nothing good ever comes easy. A lot of ups and downs are expected before attaining a meaningful stands. If anyone says its easy then its a big lie.




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potentialwriter

That's it about life. Life is full of ups and downs and many people don't even know that this is the nature of the world. Because of one challenge or the other, some people run into money laundering and get themselves into serious troubles. It's great for a man to struggle and wait for his own time patiently so that the downs of life wouldn't have any impact.




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Tronia

Yes, that's true. Business is similar to life... well, it is also a part of it. Life is always like a rollercoaster and when you wake up you have no idea what awaits you on that particular day. The same goes for everything else. You just have to remember that after having a bad day you are bound for something good to happen sooner or later. Use it as motivation.




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kgord

That is a great example of how you can triumph even if the odds are against you. Sometimes you may need to revamp your dream a little, or even a lot but you can still get where you are going and your post helps to prove that. It is important to make sure you keep working for sure.




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Tronia

Damn, you didn't make any money for 3 years while working online? What sort of jobs were you trying to do though? Because I started making money only a few months after starting. But at first, it was small tasks it was later on that I switched to proper freelancing such as writing, designing and so on. So good job for not giving up Motivation Monday - There will always be ups and downs, but it

But regardless, motivation is extremely important. That drive is what will bring you to the top and make you even better than you think you can possibly be. Always have a clear goal in mind and use it as a motivational tool.




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TommyCarey

Well, I was part time when I was working online in the first few years. I was working a full time job at a golf course and would try to get online as much as possible when I got home, but it didn't always happen lol.

When I started out, I was trying to work with adsense and make money that way. I also tried out dropshipping but didn't have much success in the early years with it. I should have phrased that a little better, I did make money, but I didn't profit. It was like I'd study a topic, purchase some stuff I needed to help automate the system, and I would make money but never enough to cover what I invested lol.




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overcast

I'd have quit If I were not making money for 3 years. I mean I just don't have that much patience in me lol. I think many people among us are now going with specific skill set and the direction for the money. The reason being there will always be ups and down and you just can't fix things up. So that being said, motivation from your side must be very high to persist for 3 years.




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JoeMilford

Thanks again, Razzy, for another Monday motivational in the "church" of the freelancers, lol, Personally, I find that the best thing for me to do when I am down is just GET TO WORK. I can't just sit or lie there and wallow in the challenges and depressions which life throws at me, and working on projects makes me feel as if I am at least being pro-active. Learning ways to motivate ourselves is obviously key because life is always gonna throw us obstacles and difficulties...it seems to be just the nature of the universe, if you ask me.




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vinaya

Life undulates through valleys and peaks. There are ups and there are downs. The ups will always not be there and downs will not always be there. When you are at the peak, you need to be prepared for the downs. When you are down, you need to hold your chin high and make yourself able for the ups. It is true that not all can achieve what they wished for. It is also true that some people get it without working too much, whereas some people do not get it even through hard work. However, you need to understand this is how life operates.




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AmieBotella

One of my favorite kid movie is Meet the Robinsons. That movie kept its mark on my mind every time I am caught in the middle of a pit or a slow pace, You just have to keep moving forward. Life is full of peaks and crevices. You need to keep moving and working it out for the best.




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potentialwriter

Yes, only you can overcome the downs of life if you don't want them to overcome you rather. There are challenges for everything you do in life, but they must not overcome you if you really want to have your way to your destiny. Destiny works together with challenges and comes to fulfilment in the life of anyone that understands those working principles of life.




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Baburra

I admittedly have trouble getting over some of my mishaps and even though I know what I have to do to get back up sometimes the motivation just isn't there. It's way easier to just curl up into a ball and give up but I know that eventually that will stop working and I will have to face the music. I think it's one of the things that is true for all people, even the successful ones, and that's probably why it's something you always hear that it becomes almost a cliche but it really is regurgitated by almost everyone for a good reason which is that it is because it is true.




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overcast

I think some of the time freelancing can be really hard. I mean earning one dollar at a time. And then making more money out of it. That is kind of burning in many ways. You have to understand that it does get the motivation out. And here in such case you have to be more focused on the output too. I think ups and downs are common among people. It's not going to be any easy if you ask me. We have to understand what may or may not work in many ways. So I guess some of the times the motivation has to come to us through constant actions.




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rhombus

Thanks for the motivation, this year I started writing content. I have learnt a lot, including that perhaps I should have paid attention in those English classes at school. Luckily I do work full time and ideally looking for ways to earn passive income. I have a great idea for a website that I am busy planning so that is something to look forward to.




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Corzhens

Perseverance and persistence truly pays off in the end. One of the richest businessmen in our country told his story that he had failed many times before he tasted success in business. If he had not persisted in pushing himself to go for broke then he may be broke now. However, he said that when you fail, you should have learned your lesson although in a hard way. Experience is the best teacher so you need not repeat your sad experience of a failed business. What’s more important is to stand up and try again.




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Adesuwa08

Thanks Razzy for sharing your testimony with us, you have indeed come a long way, you were never relentless despite the whole frustration that came along your way with all the stress. Online jobs are not easy to come by, you have to spend your quality time and in your case you spent both money and time, the path was not all that smooth but you still scaled through.

I like your spirit of never wanting to give up, you were really patient to work had and also making sure your hardwork was never in vein. I have had a blog for years now, I never did anything nor try to put much effort in it, now I regret because I am trying so had to develop it now. I started taking freelancing serious about a week ago and I have been doing quite well, your story just taught me how patience is a virtue and I will stick with it no matter what.




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rexxieparama

I've binge watching in youtube on how to make money online and I must say, I haven't produced a single dollar up until this day. I've once given up because of the reason that I was not able to achieve or done anything despite all the hard work that I did. I tried doing UserTesting but I think they're users are now full and cannot accept anymore so I've researched again and it hit me with a lot of online job to work on knowing that they were not that consistent in paying you and some were not really my luck and forte. But through determination, I was able to push myself to thrive and never give up. So, here I am now year 2017 going to year 2018 still trying to be a successful online freelancer. It could be a bad day but hey it's not a bad life so never give up and always keep trying!




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