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A little success story - online communities WTF

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SEO20, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. SEO20

    SEO20 Elite Member

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    Found this little success-story, which I love to read:
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    7 months ago, I posted asking the community how I could most efficiently make 300-400 US dollars a month, my cost of living, online (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1171520). You guys really poured out good ideas and several of you offered me work.
    Patio11 was among those: he offered to pay me 400 USD a month, every month, to make a custom Wordpress theme for him. I took him up on it. His offer really helped. The ability to hammer out a Wordpress theme and cover my living costs in a short period of time meant that I could hire out someone else to do the tasks that were taking all of my time to pay for my food and rent. With the new-found free time, I was able to focus on marketing and sales and grow the service I had been doing myself into a larger business. By the time the 2nd Wordpress theme was due, I had run overdue on its deadline because my tiny business had been covered by some major media and I was swamped with just keeping it up and running. Thankfully Patrick was understanding when I turned in the late 2nd project and told him I simply had no more time to design for him due to my personal business's growth.

    Fast-forward a few months. I now have 5 people working under me (3 full-time, 2 part-time) and my own office. Things are still hard, and I'm not rich, but I'm in a much better place than I was when I first posted. Thank you!

    http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1772205
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  2. kingn0thing

    kingn0thing Registered Member

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    Awesome job dude! Great to hear this from someone.

    I am in the same boat. Just lost my job and hope everything will work out like it did with you.

    Again, congratulations!
     
  3. SEO20

    SEO20 Elite Member

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    Just to specify - It's not me - found the story :)
     
  4. kingn0thing

    kingn0thing Registered Member

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    Oh! haha. Well good job to that guy!

    Thought it was you.