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6-figure consulting deal based on luck, karma and backstabbing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Elliot305, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Elliot305

    Elliot305 Power Member

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    So I just closed a low 6-figure consulting gig based on random events, karma and a little backstabbing thrown in there. I can tell you that it feels damn nice to be respected at a level where prominent businessmen would want to set up a meeting with me. I get it, they're interested in the numbers, not me. But the numbers are predicated from my mindset, determination and creativity, so I'll take it. The best part of this deal is that all I have to do is share knowledge and consult with them. I won't get into what the consulting gig is about due to not trying to come off as selling anything. In fact, the deal explicitly prohibits me from taking on anymore clients so its a moot point anyway. So mods, no, I'm not selling shit.

    Random Events

    Over the last few months there has been a lot of people reselling, sharing and distributing content that I created. I didn't protect it properly and assumed that current clients would remain honest in our dealings. But once it got leaked to a few people, like a virus, it spread far and wide. I attempted to control it in the beginning but had little to no success. Whose hands it got into was just a random series of events at that point.

    Backstabbing

    It fell into the hands of a person that will go unnamed and they reached out to me for my consulting. We agreed to a deal that if I provided my consulting to him and others in his group, then I would receive compensation outside of money. I provided my services for 3 weeks and long story short, was screwed in the end as this person played me.

    Luck and Karma

    During this same time, someone was browsing a downloads forum and found my content. They attempted to implement it for a couple of weeks but were having problems. They reached out to me on Skype with a compelling message, so I accepted the invite. We talked briefly about how he has connections that would be very interested in buying out all new content and consulting of mine regarding the method he was trying to do. I get contacted every so often with big promises of how someone can make me a ton of money in exchange for XYZ. This person wanted to give me an introduction to his connections, nothing more, nothing less.

    So I headed out to California to meet with them. I gotta admit, I had a slight thought in the back of my head that this was just some prank. But once I arrived in town and we had a confirmed place and time where I could cross-reference with the investors' names, I knew this was legit. The meeting lasted for a couple hours and we came up with a deal in principle. Today, that deal has now been officially finalized for exclusive rights to the content.

    I'm telling this story cause even when you find yourself in a situation that, on its face, seems like you were shit on, there's always a positive side too. My content got released and hurt my consulting business and the method got saturated (which sucked). But by those very same actions happening from one person sharing to the next, it got into the hands of someone that knew the right people. From there, a deal has been made and my pockets got a little deeper (no strings attached).

    The way I look at it, my content has finally gotten the respect it deserves. All I needed was a little luck, karma and some backstabbing. Oh yeah, speaking of that. I was going to share this content for free with that group of people. So by that one person screwing me over, they indirectly hurt the pockets of everyone in that group, all because they were greedy.

    Karma...its a bitch sometimes.
     
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  2. kumbhak11

    kumbhak11 Newbie

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    So does that mean you had a plan for advertising on Adwords/Facebook and bringing clicks to them and they consulted for getting more customers (NUMBERS).
     
  3. Elliot305

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    No, "numbers" means profit for them on the project.
     
  4. gnr50

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    Congratulations, you are now consulting for Google :p. Couldn't get any better than that!
     
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    I love a happy ending :)

    Bet whoever stabbed you in the back is kicking themselves right now. This is what happens when you're only out for yourself - in the end you wind up by yourself.
     
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