My name is Abhijith Nair, 28 years old from India. ProfitNotch is an online resource run by me and I love sharing my online adventures with people and share my results with them. I also love helping others create a profitable online business and that's exactly why I started this website and my YouTube channel.
The guy in the right who is barely smiling is me :p
We were a middle class family from the very beginning. My father was working for the Railways, mom's a housewife and I have a younger sister. We were not really doing well financially and I know you could relate to all those bills coming in your way and the loans that we were barely able to pay off every month.
I was a student studying in 10th grade at that point of time and I remember it clearly that I used dial-up internet connection to browse on the internet and there was no smartphone in that I could use at that time. It was at that time I finally searched for "Make Money Online" on Google.
I had gone through a lot of dirt and finally one day found some Paid-To-Click websites where I could earn fraction of a dollar by clicking some advertisements - hey I was a kid back then. So I did this whole day and made like a dollar or so in a month and requested a payout. Never expected a payment though as I never got one in my previous experiences but this time, I got paid!
My first dollar... That feeling was awesome!
...it didn't last long as the work of just clicking ads and watch them for 60 secs everytime was ultra-boring, tiring and tedious task.
Now I knew that there is opportunity to make money online as I got paid even if it was just a dollar and started searching for alternate methods.
I searched all over YouTube with my super ultra-slow internet connection that I could made a coffee and come back and the video would still be buffering lol.
Anyways, I found some PPD websites which stands for Pay-Per-Download where one can lock a file with offers/surveys over it. Whenever someone downloads the file by doing a survey, you get paid (It's kind of a CPA network). So, I tried it and didn't get any results. I didn't know how to promote and how to bring in traffic etc. I started going around forums and learning things and seeing those results everyone was having... I worked hard and started doing YouTube videos. The learning was a lengthy process and having the slowest internet in the universe made it even lengthier process.
I had my first download, my first lead of $16 after 6 months of hardwork.
Needless to say, I was ecstatic! I felt like top of the world. 6 months is a long time and getting a result and that too a lead/download/sale of $16 was overwhelming.
I started doing more videos and the leads start to come in and I reached like at $50/day in a year. I was at highshcool at that time and making that much of money was awesome 🙂
I could now help my father to pay off the debts (they started to worry that I am doing something bad in order to get the money as no one believed that one could earn something on the internet as there were so many scams out there).
Later, I found CPA marketing (father of PPD) which paid better with content locking instead of file locking and few months later, I started earning over 3 figures in a day which is better than the average pay here in India.
Did you think that I became rich after that?
Nope... There was a downfall. It was a learning curve for me.
I took my little success for granted and stopped doing videos. I got lazy and the leads started to go low in number and so was the commissions.
The real downfall started when the videos started to get removed by YouTube and finally the whole YT account got shut down.
BAMM! I went back to ZERO just like that! Nothing coming in...
Apparently, YouTube changed policies and my videos were violating them. Maybe I was as I didn't really know the policies and stuff... I tried to start it over but I couldn't get my videos up now and even if I did, I couldn't rank it.
I got introduced to Affiliate Marketing as well and decided to try my hands on it and this time I started doing Facebook ads as I had some money because of the earnings of CPA. Lost a bit of money but didn't give up and one of my friend who was doing well with fb ads mentored me and the results started showing... I was back in the game with CPA again and on the side I was learning about Affiliate Marketing as well because it fascinated me.
It soon went downhill too as Facebook updated its policies too and I came back to ZERO again. Damn these policies lol
All of this happened in like 4-5 years. The biggest mistake I did was that I didn't build an audience or say an email-list. If only I started building it from the first day, I could be making a lot everyday. I was aware about email marketing but stayed away as it seemed too technical for me.
Long story short, I learned about Email Marketing, the proper way to build an Affiliate business that brings in recurring commissions and more and here I am making a living online 🙂
I have downloaded a lot of courses and e-books and read them all day to learn the stuff that was in there. One course that really changed my perspective about this business and taught me a lot was Partner With Anthony. I am still using it and If you are interested in that, by all means, check it out here.
I am, by no means, a GURU or an Expert at everything. I am simply an average guy who is still building a business online and want to help you to do the same. The best thing I did was that I NEVER GAVE UP!
Can you imagine the patience of a boy who worked hard for 6 months without a result?
I don't want you to wait that much and learn all this the hard way. I want to help you and I want you to learn from my mistakes and fast forward your results online.
One thing that I can assure you is that if you are looking for making some quick bucks and are really lazy to do any work, I am afraid you are at the wrong place and it's not something that I support of.
Make sure you reach out to me at [email protected] as I love talking with people and would love to hear from you whatever it is 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the read and got to know me a little 🙂