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Almost Broke, Unemployed but Ambitious Dreamer

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by GabrielS, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. GabrielS

    GabrielS Newbie

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    Hello there,



    my name is Gabriel and I am 27 years old.


    I am an average Joe, without any particular skills or education. Like many others I grew up being the son of a single father, that was breaking his back to earn his living to support us. Sweat, hard work and tears was what was taught to me that is needed in order to make a living in this world. So my education stopped in highschool, without any honor or glory.


    Since I had the chance to move out I jumped from an occupation to another one, putting a lot of effort and sweat, trying to make a decent living. I always had no fear of people's judgement so I did every job was available. Bouncer, driver, handyman, kitchen utility, salesman, you name it, you got it: I am a jack of all trades. This may sound fancy, but it resulted in this: I am a master of nothing. My resumée is a patchwork of many experiences and without a college degree I will always be a second banana. Not educated, not skilled, not experienced enough, I am the nightmare of every employer.


    Last year after thousands of emails, phone calls and job interviews I landed in what I thought was the job of my life. I was hired by a big european corporation as apprentice bookkeeper. Their apprenticeship program was tailored to teach me accounting and the appropriate computer skills to become a book keeper in 6 months. This program also guaranteed me a 6 months contract with one of the nation's top paid salaries. The apprenticeship program naively boosted my confidence in thinking that I could get a permanent contract in that company. My hopes were raised up many times by my bosses while I was getting good performance evaluations and crunching long hours. One day, few months ago, I received a letter from human resources that stated that in two weeks I had to remove all my personal belongings from my cubicle and go home. That letter didn't take away just my job, but it put me in a difficult situation. I found myself with a rent to pay, bills to pay, a girlfriend to support fully because she doesn't have the right to work in my country.

    I started to spread my resumee out like if it was a plague. I phoned everyone I know, email everybody, filled every application form I could get my hands on it but it didn't work. It is so sad to see how people turn so easily their back on you. Friends I knew for decades, colleagues that I helped many times, even members of my own family made themselves unreachable. After a while, one of my worst nightmares became true: I was low on funds. I still have to pay for rent, bills, insurance, groceries, fuel and medical expenses and no income. No money is coming in my wallet.

    I remember I was sitting in my couch, with a notebook in front of me. “Lawn mowing, painting, pizza delivery, home improvement” these were the words written on the notebook. Suddenly something sounded really wrong. I was behaving exactly how I was taught by my father, I was repeating the same behaviour that led me there again and again. I remember a quote from Henry Ford I read during my apprenticeship, “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got”. I didn't want for sure find myself in this situation again, because psychologically is really hard, so I started researching.


    I was sure I was doing something really wrong. I researched a lot on the topic make money and I stumbled upon Internet Marketing. I admit I am not too bright, it just never came into my mind. I never thought that there was a such huge market online and, judging from many sources it takes a broad knowledge of many subjects to succeed in this business. I do not feel comfortable with the idea that anyone can do it, but the results I saw from many people inspired me. I do not believe there are single individuals that can make millions from this industry. I am not saying that it is impossible, but I think it takes a huge amount of people, resources and time to reach that level that many experts are claiming. On the other hand I saw many post of people that are making several thousands of dollars per year. I think that's a more realistic thought and this led me to think that if these people are real, they are human beings as I am, I can also reach their level and make that kind of money they are making.

    This all sounds great but I still have to face the reality that I am 27, without a job, bills to pay and a future wife to support. My funds are running out as we speak and I am practically making a bet on me becoming wealthy using something that some people think that is a scam or just impossible. I am still looking for part time jobs, I need to have even a small steady income, but I want to use the extra time to develop a sustainable business.

    Many of you will think I am stupid, crazy or I am not thinking straight. I would like to hear your opinion, learn from all of you that are experienced in this field and develop what I really wanted my all life.


    Thank you for the time you spent to read these words, I really appreciate it.


    Have a nice day/afternoon/evening, wherever you are.


    Gabriel S.
     
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  2. MadamX

    MadamX Junior Member

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    Dream is what makes a man alive and as long as you have this, you hold the power to achieve. Don't let it die and you will do it. Wish you the best
     
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    Welcome to the biggest money making forum ;)
     
  4. John Swanson

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    Same situation here, unemployed and with family, but I worked in microjobs in BHW, it's not much, but help for save money, and I dreamer too, earn money in internet its true, but you need a little budget for invest, join in a serious project, work hard, and most important learn, and its useful have friends for create new projects, I wish you luck friend
     
  5. BuildMoreLinks

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    no judging here mate, welcome to BHW, all you need to do now is take action.
     
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  6. Venezuelan21

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    Welcome dude and good luck, hope that you can find a solution, in this place you can find all help that you want.
     
  7. MadamX

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    As someone said, ACTION. This is most important. This forum is goldmine in information. Take out a week time, close yourself in one room and read as much as you can to get a head start. And then take action
     
  8. skygge

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    I have been there too many times to count. Friends turning their back on you? Are you kidding me? I had my own parents turning their back on me, I slept on the streets and ate cold sandwitches people would leave on a bus stop so just cool down, what you are going through is familiar to me.

    I learned many things from these experiences, one that is worth sharing with you is that I had my brightest ideas while under imense pressure... the best decisions of my life were made while I was being beaten up by thug life, so if that is of any comfort, your current situation will only bring you good things because you are or already did switch your context to survival mode.

    Also have to agree that its difficult to believe in something that nobody seems to be doing... making a living out of internet marketing? What?... nobody does that... what I say is: if everyone did what had already been done, we wouldn't be here talking, you dont have anything to lose so definitely, IM is something you have to try out.

    However, don't fool yourself in believing that its easy, there is no easy thing my friend as your father very well put. You will have to learn new skills, not just marketing but also programming, webdevelopment, networks etc and combine all these in ways nobody has done. It takes time, determination, research and many seemingly wasted hours, but I garantee, they are not wasted. Research skills should be your best friend, this forum is awesome in resources and ideas, people here are visionaries than anything else. Try to go to conferences like ungagged which is the best thing I have ever seen in terms conference.

    Man... shit happens... and when it does there is nothing you can do about shit that happened but instead what you can do is to stand up from your sorry ass and remember that only you care about yourself, nobody else...

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions
     
  9. MisterF

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    Interesting you went to work for a European company ( suggesting you're from outside Europe ) but spell behaviour the British way.

    What reason did they give to get rid of you when you were given notice to leave ?
     
  10. SalahuddinCh

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    At least you can write better than me. I am not even good with that:( but no worries I'm still learning:). So, think yourself lucky that you found BlackHatWorld. There are a ton of methods to make money. Just grab the one that suits you the most and stick with it until you achieve the full potential of it.
    Best of Luck!
     
  11. GabrielS

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    First I want to thank everybody, I didn't expect such warm welcome.

    Thank you very much skygge for sharing your experience, I feel you.


    Hello MisterF,

    First I want to congratulate with you on your observation skills. Very good catch!

    I threw the paper months ago but, if I am not mistaken, it was saying something like "We regret to inform you that due to credit shrinkage and consequent budget cuts your position is no longer needed in our organization". Kind words to ask me to clear out.

    Gabriel S.
     
  12. Juneja

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    Hi, welcome to BHW
     
  13. AeroDynam

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    Hello Gabriel.

    Welcome! I am not in a situation like yourself, but i cannot begin to imagine the worry and fear you are going through with your bills and rent. I myself have made money (not much) only around $400 in a single month on ad sense last year. However when i gained my mediocore job as a digital administrator which i love and am taking on a high level diploma in seo for government and non profit organizations, it makes my job worth while to stick at.

    With this being said my boss and i both have social media accounts so we have this in common, It was only when he started his social media account that i remembered black hat and the fact that i earnt money before. Now i am trying loads of different methods, trial and error my friend, trial and error. I have to say though that i am starting to go into niche websites which i am very skeptical about, I have ordered 2 sites and have 2 affiliate websites on the go (started this week with 0 traffic so far). The best advise i can give you is do not get greedy, do not aim to make the most money in the shortest time, simply have the goal in mind to live, think of your costs and aim to survive. Only then will you start scaling things up.

    If you would like to talk to someone or even discuss your plans, you can always add me on skype :) Any ideas i have i will help.
     
  14. snoob

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    I am a long time lurker but your post has touched me because I can relate. I got laid off from work with only $100 in savings, parents and gf left me. That was 8 years ago. Today I can say f*ck you to anyone who wants to hire me. Don't give up my man. Cheers.
     
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    Long time ? man you are almost a decade old lurker never saw a 2008 account with 6 messages :D
     
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    Some people just wants to read and work. :)
     
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    I see we all are giving warm welcomes to the new guy with a serious situation on his hands, but no one is offering any information as to how he can help himself outside of "Read our forum's threads, good luck!".

    I don't claim to have all the answers, but from what I've read on here there are some guides that can give you some sort of income. However, these methods won't make you $4,000/month. You'll be in good shape if you even make $400 your first month. And you still have bills to pay. I'm not trying to discourage this venture of yours. oh, by all means, the opposite. I just don't want you fooling yourself into thinking that you'll make it rich over night.
    I've been on and off with IM work for 5 years. Most of my success comes from having the budget I needed to execute the business properly.

    I hope you have some marketing skills because this is what you will need to become successful online.
    A product worth buying in a consumer's mind + a website for said product + targeted traffic + conversion = sales which = $.
    There are lots of ways to make that formula work for you. You will need to find out what niche you want to approach and if you have the time + money to make it happen.

    I'm sorry to hear you're in such a shitty situation. I wish there was more I could offer to help.
     
  18. satyawrat

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    all you have to do now is go from the ambitious dreamer to the ambitious doer.
     
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    Am in the same situation as you, but I have been on the internet for a while, I am a professional programmer and web developer, also an SEO expert, I have an account on all freelance websites, but am finding it difficult to secure a project. am still trying my best. Good luck man
     
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    Gabe,

    Being almost broke and unemployed is a terrible time to start Internet Marketing. While the rewards can be plentiful, you need a combination of extremely long hours and hard work combined with risk taking. If you were single with no dependents and some savings stashed away, I'd say go for it, put all your eggs in the Internet Marketing basket. As your situation sits currently, you don't have the time or marketing knowledge to turn ideas into dollars fast enough. Shit, most affiliate, CPA, and ad networks have net30 setups for beginning IM'ers.

    Keep job hunting. Instead of opening up the door of a cargo plane and dumping a pallet of resumes out the hatch, letting them fall where they may, target in on things you think you can actually do.

    Also, PM me your resume if you are comfortable with that and I will edit it up and make it shine. I've done this before with quite a few members here, and on many occasions I have received messages and emails that my assistance with beefing up and padding their resume helped them get the job they wanted.

    SH
     
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