WEB So how many of you knew that you wanted to make a living on the web?

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  1. carlo2343

    carlo2343 New Member

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    How old were you when you said fuck working a 9-5 under some company, I want to build and run my own websites and make money? Have you achieved that goal?

    Still working at it here, but I know thats what I want to do. 20 yr. old btw.

    Made my first sites when I was 16ish, made $1k on the first day and was all giddy and knew this is what I wanted to do.
     
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    This is what I'm trying to do. I'm starting to transition from the military back to civilian life. Spent 12 years in, but it's time to move on.

    Biggest problem I have with the military is that you can be worthless and still make the same amount of money as somebody who busts their ass 110% 24/7 (me).

    In my eyes, being your own business, or however you want to call it, gives you a unique opportunity to reap rewards proportional to the effort you put in. Either that, or I'm setting my self up for loss big time. Either way, it's pretty exciting for me. I'm using my last year in to build up some side wealth and invest into my business. :hsd:
     
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    23 now... realized people actually did this when i was like 18. I'm trying to get something started now. Hopefully it'll work and i can quit my 9-5 in epic fashion :x:
     
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    Laid off from ford back in oct 07, was design porn sites before that, with 5 kids and 2 being handicapped, we spend so much time at doctors I thought it was time to try and make a go at being self employed
     
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    I feel you on this. I work a 9-5 now for an affiliate company, but I just cannot get myself to care about what I do here, because all I am focused on is making my own online business and running it myself. Half the day I am working on my own sites instead of working my job :hsugh:
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    I'm almost 25 now and have worked at the same company since I was 18. Also work 2 part time jobs. I would LOVE to be able to work from home full time and then just keep my 2 part time jobs because I love them. Sadly, I'd only need to make about $115/day to replace my full time job. I think that is very doable :hsd:
     
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    Definitely doable. I used to build a ton of sites back in the day, and was looking to make profit off them immediately and be rich for life..after a few weeks when they died off I would sell them and realized my mistake months later when I had no sites left. Holding onto my sites now, working on them constantly, and slowly letting them grow...may take a few years, but it is my goal to have my own online profitable business :x:
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    i read that quick and thought it said i have 5 kids and 2 being kidnapped and was like :eek3: wtf..whats he doing trying to make money online then...then i re-read it. i'm an idiot. :rofl:
     
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    So, is it working out for you or like you thought?
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    I don't know anything about designing sites though. I was thinking more along the lines of aff. marketing. Financially though, I would need to make sure I was making at least what I do full time for quite a while before I quit my job though. :down:
     
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    you know the michigan economy :rofl:

    its rough here :wtc:
     
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    I don't make a living on the web. It's just like a monthly bonus:mamoru2:
     
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    if i had been this age back in the mid 90s, i'd be really rich :hs:
     
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    I don't design sites, nor do I code sites. I come up with an idea for a site, lay it out, and pay someone to build it for me. I was never interested in coding/designing, I like the aspect of running it, promoting it, etc. but I have learned alot along the way especially in terms of editing code and design.
     
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    what have you found to be the best way to promote?
     
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    there are tons of ways. i go with free ways, i do everything myself and never pay for advertising (unless its an OT sticky). I promote via social networks,and build my profiles up with friends and followers. Have over 6,100 followers on twitter (this is from the ground up, not using software etc), and on facebook too. It takes time, but as I slowly build these up, these are my main groups I can promote to. I also have thousands of subscribers to my email list which is a huge source of promotion as an email list is a must on many sites. Then I try to use the social programs to promote on digg, reddit, etc. every time I post a new contest. Building back links is always good.
     
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    I created a twitter for my site just so that when the time comes, it'll be there waiting. I have like 4 spam followers :mamoru:. I plan on PMing the HOG guys and see if they can cut me a deal on custom stickers. I wanted to see about getting shirts made, but dont know if anybody on OT does that. I have a buddy who handles the shirts for his MMA gym... he said he gets them for 3-4 dollars a piece.


    Did you just create a facebook group like "I love #website name#"? I'm also going to edit my DB to include a mailing list spot where where users can say if they want to be on it or not (default would obviously be yes). I also need to look into creating a promo code system.
     
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    Couple people on OT said they'd do a link exchange with me too :x::big grin:
     
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    I'd be happy to do link exchange on any of my sites.
     
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    Not a facebook group. I created a facebook fan page, http://facebook.com/anyluckyday
     
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    HOG is awesome to work with, urbangreenz is the man
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    yeah i have one of those a few of us become fans of each other pages to support each other
     
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    I got a free box of stuff from CDnow when I was like 9-10. My reaction was something like "People can make money from this?".
     
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