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What’s Still Working For Making Money Online?

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

In a way as a continuance of the previous post about change, I thought I should write again inviting you to be the main contributors this time through the comments section. As much as we know consistency pays off on the long run, we also live in a time of rapid changes. When many of us started looking for methods of making money online, certain things worked. If enough time has passed since then, it is possible, I’d say even probable some of them don’t work any more. Online business “models” popping up and disappearing after 6 months intensify the confusion sometimes. What I want to ask you directly is this: what type of business do you still work with and is doing great or you think may be at the beginning of the road? It’s only fair to answer myself first. I have started to re-find my appetite for financial investments and trading, which have been dormant for me for quite a few years. If you have been reading my recent posts, you also know my interest towards the blockchains and the crypto space increased, and I’m currently writing daily on Steemit.com, which is a blogging/social platform built on the Steem blockchain (and it’s just one of many, it’s an entire race there of building decentralized applications for various purposes). I invite you to follow my Steemit blog at https://steemit.com/@gadrian. Many subjects are related to that space, and not of a different niche, but you can find other niches too. There is, of course, Adrian’s Hub, into which I invested much time and energy over time. I kept my interest in personal development, which is the engine that always propels us forward. Otherwise, I stopped joining every new site a long time ago, and the time I have I […]

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Fake News and Viral Content (Halloween Spook?)

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fake news existed, we have them today and there will be even more of an issue in the future, and it has little to do with who “invented” the term. I decided to tackle this subject while still relatively viral and before it becomes old news. Some of you might know I live in a country called Romania (huh! I know Halloween is mainly about witches, not vampires, but guess what? It’s the “birth place” of the legendary Dracula). If you look at the world globe (and you know where to look), you can hardly spot it. But when an uninspired reporter asked Bill Gates “What are you doing in a small country like Romania?” he quickly replied and emphasized: “You are not small!“. See the difference of perspective and perception? Less than 30 years ago and beyond there were no fake news in my country. There were official news. Sometimes true, but often times outrageously fake. So, if anyone has an interest to see the evolution of fake news, they should take a trip down the memory lane (or to the archives). In many corners of the world, including in my country, diversity of opinion is allowed, even encouraged. But what we witness nowadays is not diversity, it’s polarization. You’re either with us or against us. No middle ground, no moderate voice that can be heard (if we don’t count silent voices). Where will this go, I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look good, and history seem to support this probability. Now, how does it affect us working online? You probably heard people you look up to saying “Don’t watch the TV news, they are focusing on the negative!”. True and their focus on the negative is scientifically proven to increase their ratings. Some of us may have taken […]

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Not Everyone Succeeds, But Anyone Can. Part Two

February 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

I promised last week a follow-up blog post on “Not Everyone Succeeds, But Anyone Can”. So here it is. I’ll share with you two stories from my beginnings in online marketing. First Story Back in the summer of 2014 I think I was still a free member in most sites I used. But… something clicked for me. I realized that if I continued like that all I was doing was wasting my free time (as much as it was), because that won’t lead anywhere. Then, during only a few months time, I took action and subscribed to a few select services to which I never stopped being subscribed almost 3 years later (though I changed a service provider once). They were all on a monthly basis at first and a high burden for me. In time, I managed to get long-term deals where they were available, and even a lifetime offer. If I wouldn’t had taken the decisive action back in mid-2014 (decisive for my online endeavors afterwards), I probably wouldn’t have written a blog post for you right now or grow Adrian’s Hub in the back-end as I did. Second Story When I subscribed to an autoresponder service, I already had in mind my first campaign. Nothing fancy, in fact you see it at many “first timers”: an email series about the internet marketing tools I used. With my words, my choices and my mistakes. During that period or soon after, I had a talk with a friend of mine who was a skillful marketer (“was” because I haven’t seen him use his marketing skills online for a long time). I remember asking him how many subscribers he had. He avoided to answer my direct question by saying something like this: “100 engaged subscribers are much better than 10000 […]

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