Thesis WP theme, WordPress, blogging tips, video blogging, Video traffic, 100K page views success etc etc these things all over the online are blowing your head often. Aren’t they? Take some time to read this series of posts. This series may remind your past experience or can help you to survive online or can guide you set your future goals.
If you don’t know who I am then here it is. I am Pascal, I have been known as a blogger behind Fourblogger.com. I know I’ve made certain good impression on Fourblogger in short span of 5 months. Thanks for the support, personal help, feedbacks and comments.
Due to the splendid response I’ve received, I feel I must do something return to you. I am not a blogging guru. But I will do my best for you, Yes, definitely for you. I never before write about who I am, what my experience in make money online etc. But it is the time to open my heart about my life, online living and Y factor.
I accept I do all these with the expectation of something I would like to get back. But I bet, you will be wrong if you guess what I expect. I’ll let you know what it is at end of this series. Until then we will keep it as “Y” factor (X factor has been reserved by many folks. So I go for “Y” :)).
You can read my short history without any fear of wasting your time or brain wash thing. You will get great ideas that you’ve not triggered till now in your mind. Those ideas will walk YOU through SUCCESS.
What will you know about me from this series?
- My 5 years of online experience – (Do you want to make a living ONLINE? If yes then LOTS of opportunities for you to learn how to make a living or at least you will know whether YOU can make a living or not, in online?
- What had I done to make six figures? (Not in US dollars, but in Indian rupees)
- Why am I blogging now? ( I am using “blogging” for “Y” factor)
- What is my future plan and how you can make use of it for your growth?
If you really want to learn from me then I am ready to share my experience with you. If you think we are same then come, let us join and do something big together. If you think you are better than me then I really want to learn a lot from you so that I can share those learning with my readers who want to learn from me. In any case, I believe, we (You & I) will have close relationship.
Ok. I admit, I am not really that much good at writing. But I am knowledgeable; I don’t know what other people know about me? At least I believe that I am knowledgeable. So here I start my online history. If you feel I am wrong at any point then stop me at that point.
How I entered into online?
No mystery. Like almost every human being I wanted to live better so I wanted to make more money. It was my 3rd year of college at 2005. Before 2005 there was 20 years of my life crossed, a lot of happenings on those 20 years but that story is not to write here, that is not even for another blog post series but that is for a million dollar best selling book. I don’t want to add smileys here. Because I am serious.
It was my 3rd year of college, the year was 2005. Day by day my pocket was melting. One day I was in dire need of money. I got money from my friend and pushed the moment. Very sooner again I was in dire need of money. It happened to me again & again.
Due to this, I could not concentrate even on my mysterious college study and also I could not dream for my future. Finally I wanted to become financially freedom so that I could work on the things I wanted to, without any mental stresses.
Started with Money Making Keywords
Then I took Rs.20 (I remember that’s what the only balance I had in my hand) less than half of a dollar and entered into a browsing centre, this was the very cheap one in my nearby living place and there I was going to watch my semester results for every semester.
I entered into Google and started to type different keywords “part time jobs”, “part time online jobs”, “make money online” and different combination of such money making keywords.
I felt upright & I imagined as I was doing something big that was unknown to my friends, families and my surroundings. I was given plenty of money making programs in Google SERP. Those programs were enough to ruin my next 6 months. It may take lesser time to someone to know what it is. But as I was getting very few hours (3 to 6 hours per week) to browse, I had taken 6 months to become aware of about those false programs.
First Time I pawned my ring
In between these 6 months, I had fallen in two fake-cheating-money making programs. One was earn-money.co.in & another one was kmchat.com. I have lost my money. The money may be low now. But that was very big at that time as I had been struggling to get money for even my monthly expenses & studies.
In fact, I did not have money to pay for those fake programs. I pawned my gold ring that was given to me by my most lovable woman (grandma) to pay for those two programs, I didn’t decide to pawn it EASILY, it WAS really hard, but I did, because I believed, “I can”.
Even though I had experienced those two happenings, I was not afraid to continue my journey in online. Rather then I was feeling better as I could find such type of fake programs at first glance.
I started to read reviews and experiences of others for the new programs on which I interested to try before I put my hand on it. I hadn’t done such research for reviews in my previous case. L
I had been learning about the following type of money making programs.
- Data entry programs
- Paid to read email programs
- Paid to surf programs
- Paid to download toolbars
- Email forwarding programs
- Paid to click on ads
- Pyramid programs
- Paid for surveys
- Paid to fill forms
My six months were passed in the above programs. I spent plenty of my time online in browsing centers.
Fake Money Making Programs
Daily I was seeing something new in online and believed it would be the program which could change my life completely. I was registering my email in hundreds of websites. I was arrogant to see my inbox always full.
I was seeing the paid to surf ads. I was waiting for 30 seconds to see every next ad. My earnings were credited in my login. But they were always just numbers.
I was in dream at remaining hours in offline. As paid to survey & paid to fill forms promised up to $25 per survey/form, I was dreaming everyday how much would I make, if I can do 10 surveys, how much would I make if I can do 20, 50,100….
I could not convert those numbers as cash EVER. I could not reach minimum payout at any of my logins. Even some websites credited my earnings at “My account” area with 100 US $ for every ad I visited. They told minimum payout is 20000 US $. I was seeing ads again and again. If I reached ‘daily visit limit’ then next day I rushed to browse to continue my visits. I believed that I would make 20000 US $ from such paid to surf programs. How big an Idiot I was! I feel shame now.
Today Google better than it was before 5 years
Today I searched on Google for such programs. I could not find the same websites which I visited on those days. I think Google is better now than those times when I fell on such programs. Thanks to Google for helping us to find better results. But still some fake programs are there in Google.
These programs not look like the traditional ones I was seeing. (I will try to mention what are those programs. in coming posts on this series) These new programs are targeted based on the current people’s mind sets (Focusing on mind sets of audience/ clients is the key to blogging/business success).
My next six months (first half or 2006) were going behind the idea……
(Will be Continued in next part, 2nd part)
Have you experienced any of the same fake programs I faced, in your online career? What are they? Type it in comments. You can write even about how big fool I was in my starting days!