- Sep 10, 2020
Anyone out there that had made it out of the cubicle life?
robots.txtfile blocking the crawling of some
noindexpages. They weren't being noindex'd because Google couldn't crawl them to find that code.
Yep, very good points. I'm soon to go on a 6 month career from my professional role break to put everything into developing my website. A colleague asked me if I'd consider doing consulting work - I said a hard no. You've made me rethink that.To keep up my professional education and skills if I need to go back for whatever reason. I have a family and kids and like the security. Plus it means I interact with intelligent people daily and I like that too. 80% of my time is spent on my own sites.
My "Burn Your Boat" Resurrection
I took my last $800 and poured every single penny into a service based project. I made my initial investment back and then some. I actually was breaking my annual income records.
At the same time I started a new project, meant to be an authority site right before people started talking about them as such, plus two other SEO projects. These were once again rehab and mental health sites, mainly powered by Adsense.
Fast forward a couple years and some of my clients did some dumb things and the whole project came to a shrieking halt. I was back to zero income again but this time I had built up a nest egg. I also had all 3 of my new projects penalized due to using PBNs.
Yes. I graduated college with a nuclear engineering degree and worked in that industry for a short period before I realized it wasn't for me. I was in a cubicle, driving 1.5 hours to get to the work site and 1.5 hours to get back home. I had my own office before it was all over, but eventually I did the math and realized I could earn the close enough to the same money doing manual labor in a local factory, if you added in the drive time and gas costs. This all was ushered on by an existential and anxiety crisis from messing with psychedelics. I needed to recede from responsibility for a while. I didn't have a good upbringing and I was at that age when it was all beginning to manifest. At this factory job I was already thinking about SEO and studying some more.I want to dig a bit deeper into your Burn the Boat move.
Were those your actual last $800?
You mentioned that after that you managed to have a couple years of living expenses.
But does this mean that before that when you invested your last $800 you had no money set aside?
Then that service came crashing down too, but because I was used to spending very little money, splitting expenses with a girlfriend, and I understood what I was doing was volatile and likely to end, I was saving as much as possible. So by the time I broke up with this girl and moved back to where we came from, I was sitting on a decent nest egg.Keep it simple, learn on-page very well, publish a ton, learn how to be a marketer to get good links, and don't mess with crap like mass spam and PBN links. Stay out of your own way and everything will be fine.
Same here. Working late because I don't want to do my 9 to 5 anymore. Every single week I take a small amount of money from my check for bills and put everything else into what I'm working towards. I'll be around 12k too by the end of the month. I'm embarrassed I have so little, not for long.Currently have 1 site making about 2500 a month with amazon. Still working my outdoor labor job. This week I've started working on outsourcing writers and will have to figure out
1. how to increase this volume by a lot
2. keeping organized
I'm at the point where I dislike work so much that I'm willing to make good on my inital plan a few years ago. Anything over 10k in savings goes into the business. After this month I'll be sitting on 12, so it's game on from here.
Great forum and happy to be here.