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17 Year Old IT Guy From USA, Ohio

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ProFamous, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. ProFamous

    ProFamous Newbie

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    Whats up everyone, I am 17 years old from Ohio, been really passionate about IT the past couple years, learning all I could.

    But then I realized that there is one thing I love more than computers...money! And why not make a bunch while sitting on my bed at home with my laptop? I accidentally stumbled across this forum a week or two ago and have been reading non-stop ever since. Never even heard of SEO before that. Figured today should be the day I actually make an account, maybe by the end of next week I will take action and start making the $$$.

    Really interested in the affiliate "SEO-Jacking" method posted by meathead1234 in the Making Money section. Seems fool proof really, but I will probably be humming a different tune when I actually test it myself.

    I will do my best to not be one of those newbies that quit and say nothing more after about 2 weeks, I am much more determined than that and if I make $10 bucks a day I will be smiling from ear to ear.

    Anyways, any tips and advice is greatly appreciated, and good luck to everyone!
     
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  3. tikkytring

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    Why? If you love money more I would suggest you build up your soft skills early. Take a job at a coffee place for the summer, learn to talk to strangers and build up your social skills during the day. Do 1-2h a day on here read up on some stuff, get some ideas, but spend the rest of your time outside with your friends doing cool shit.. Hopefully by the end of the summer you would have learned some crucial skills of social dynamics. When school begins, start to use those social skills to talk to random girls get a few girlfriends and try to **** them next year. Hopefully you will succeed and have learned a few other things as well. Throughout the year you could try to buy used things and try to flip them; by doing so, building up your bargaining and negotiating skills. Maybe even go door to door and try to sell things. I think this will help you more in the long run... you can always learn the IT stuff later but the social skills will be harder to pick up... and you will get more utility out of those skills at a younger age.
     
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    Welcome to bhw mate :)
     
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    Welcome to the new school mate :D
     
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  8. ProFamous

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    Tikkytring, Thank you for your response however I have been working since I was 11 and currently work in IT, my customer service and soft skills are great in my humble opinion. And I have had a couple girlfriends and have a good social life.
    But in my spare time instead of playing video games or researching IT, now I am going to do this. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.
     
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    Hey Pro, Welcome to BHW.

    My personal two cents are for you to harness : Discipline & strong habits. Motivation is simply to get you going. Discipline and strong habits are what carve out success. Consistent progress is what carves the way for large breakthroughs.

    Also another personal tip, which will be diametrically opposed to many on this forum, and many a motivation speaker, and that is to have zero expectations. This is a tip for personal sanity, gratitude and happiness, not just ''success'' in the context of economics. Just understand that I'm not asking you to detach from having goals or other common words linked with expectations.

    Good luck.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow newbie. Good luck with your new projects.
     
  11. strawswitch

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    Welcome. I was born in Ohio although moved when I was young. Go Buckeyes!
     
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    welcome at bhw and good luck!
     
  13. ProFamous

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    icsysfx, Thank you for your advice, it is much appreciated. And in regards to your second piece of advice about having zero expectations, this is exactly what I have. I am doing fairly well for a person my age, and a decent amount of spare time, so any future ventures are simply for experience; profit in any quantity is just the cherry on top.
     
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    Make sure to read thhe rules, dont leech, and be active, welcome to the forum friend :D
     
  15. soulcollector

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    I think that you got some sound advice given here but I have a small bit to add. First, a part time or full time job to cover your bills is needed. Once you have those covered go for learning psychology and social skills. You need to learn to be a shark before you can make any decent meat to eat (using this as a income reference). As for money makers, you need to do what makes the money and not what you want to do. For someone like you with free time, that can mean just about anything solid here. I resell items and services, I entertain people with parodies and animations, and I am trying to find areas where there is job growth to support some rental housing options (if not then I'll go into buying farms for business purposes). I keep my eggs spread out, even though I do very well for myself.

    Pro tip is to just do something like writing or reselling a service that is in demand to make money on it. You can read all you want to, but unless you are making mistakes and learning from them, then you will fail 99% of the time.
     
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    I live in the mitten. If you ever need help (As long as its not ten PMs daily) shoot me a message. I know enough about a lot of IM to point you in the right direction.

    Meathead's method is great. Learn to do SEO and pick good KWs for the products. The links you build with hi method will rank them before you know it bringing in residual income.
     
  17. ProFamous

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    Soulcollector, I am working two part time jobs and I am 17 and live with my parents so I have no bills. I am just using my free time after work to learn about IM and possibly make extra $$. I have always found passive income enticing, of course, and now I am taking action.

    lightningblitz, Thank you! I may PM you in the future but do not worry, I try to be independent and will definately not PM you 10 times a day. Lol.
    And your satisfaction with meathead's method is even more encouraging for me, seems that many many people like it. Just gotta not give up after 2 weeks.
     
  18. gb

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    Welcome!

    I'm 17 too, not from Ohio though. I joined BHW about 8 months ago. Back then I worked part time, but now I make more sitting in my bed on laptop. Passive income rules.

    Just keep at it. I tried a bunch of different methods and failed at most of them. It took me 8 months make more than a bit of change. Don't let your failures get to you. You'll fail, but you'll learn A LOT. Have low expectations because when you do, you'll exceed them every time.
     
  19. AkademikJeanius

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    Much success wished from a fellow Ohioan who also has an IT biz! What part you hail from?
     
  20. ProFamous

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    gbgbgb, Thats great! I am glad to hear of your success :)

    AkademikJeanius, I am from a little town north of Cincinnati!

    Good luck to everyone and make some money!