I’ve made a huge decision….I’m packing up Internet Marketing for the time being.
This game used to be fun when tactics were easy to employ to get results…y’know, back in the late 2000’s.
For the last 2 years, I have been on a rusty Roller Coaster with big ups and some frightening downs. I’m now at a point where the roller coaster is making me sick…so I want to get off.
Up to June this year, my affiliate websites were doing fine and my authority site was bringing in good money…not great, but good, enough to enable me to stay at home and work for myself instead of a boss. It enabled me to work at my own pace and be responsible for my earnings.
This business was great back in 2010, I earned just short of £26,000 from Internet Marketing alone. Then Google picked me up, chewed on me and then spat me out.
2011 earnings went down to around £19,000, 2012, £15,500….can you see the pattern?
Internet Marketing Gone Bad
I was getting £500 a month from Squidoo alone, but now that treasure box has been lost forever. I wouldn’t mind, but the harder I work, the less money I earn. It’s probably because the heart has gone out of my business…Google has killed it..
I write all my own original content, update my sites regularly, seek out good, relevant backlinks, socialize my sites with real visitors, in fact I work like a fool to please the G beast and all it has done is tar me with the same brush alongside a million sites of crappy content. I don’t deserve such ignorance.
I see other marketers keep going, but I’ve had the stuffing knocked out of me and the interest has all but gone. I may recover and that’s why I’m doing this and I’m going to take a break.
So, with that being said, I’m taking the rest of the summer off,
renting a beach house in Corfu with my wife and 15 year old son and I’m going to re-evaluate this whole Internet Marketing thing.
I’ve tried almost everything to make it work for the better, but it’s as if there is a curse, or Google ban on all my sites at the moment and it shows no signs of going away.
My wife has been lucky enough to get 6 weeks off work and my son has 6 weeks school holidays, so what better time to get away from it all and turn my back on the thing that is driving me crazy.
I have taken down my subscribe box on the right as I’m afraid I won’t be here to update anything…to all my subscribers, you should have got an email telling you there won’t be anymore updates for quite some time…if at all. Thanks for taking an interest in me and for understanding why I’m doing this.
So, that’s it from me for a while, we fly out on July 25th and to be honest, if I can get work over there….we’re staying!
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