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Alright guys, it's getting bad here...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Glassp0, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Glassp0

    Glassp0 Newbie

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    I've got to make something happen, and pretty quick. I'm a graphic designer, nobody is hiring, not even the fast food places, and I've got a baby daughter to take care of.
    I've got no rent money, not even money for electricity!! This sucks! Also unemployment has my case tied up in their slow as molasses system.

    Yes, I am posting under a new account, it's embarrassing. But I just have one request of you guys to help me out here:

    What can I do that has a high success rate for getting some cash going? I need a technique that you have personally used that works. I need it quick and will probably spend all night on it.


    I'm very sorry if this post offends you or breaks some rule but I am willing to do anything to get out of this rut, or sustain my apartment a little longer until someone hires me. *sigh*....these are not good times.

    Bless you all for any advice you can offer.
     
  2. Mp3Mage

    Mp3Mage BANNED BANNED

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    Do you have a portfolio of your work?

    If I were a designer, I would do elance, scriptlance, and those other freelance sites.

    :usa:
     
  3. Glassp0

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    I would LOVE to freelance right now. Graphic design is a passion of mine. But like I say, no one is taking me up on any offers.

    Hell, if anyone sees this message and needs some graphic design POST HERE!

    I'm trying to come up with some good news before my girlfriend gets home so we can have something to look forward to.
     
  4. goins

    goins Regular Member

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    team up with a programmer and help design the templates.
     
  5. Mp3Mage

    Mp3Mage BANNED BANNED

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    Post some of your work, and your prices.

    Some of us might be interested in some graphics design done.

    :usa:
     
  6. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Finding work is BS. I can find clients in 10minutes.

    Your a graphics designer it's not freaking hard.

    - Forums
    - Freelance
    - Even crappy ass DP has people looking for graphics like everyday.
    - Go to local businesses
    - Know someone who needs SEO work? Send them my way and i'll give you a % of any sale made via you.

    Hell if your rates are good and you can do vector based images or whatever for business cards, print, web, etc. I might hire you.
     
  7. Erik

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    Why not show us some examples and cut out the sob story. Not to sound like a dick, but you could have said "Hey, I'm a designer, here is some of my previous work, is anyone interested in hiring me?"

    In short what I'm trying to say is sob stories never work here. A desire to earn does.
     
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  8. Glassp0

    Glassp0 Newbie

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    I'm having a hell of a time trying to post a link. Tried all sorts of ways...was also hoping to remain anonymous anyway. It's embarrassing. Oh well. If someone knows how I can get a link on here I'll do it.
     
  9. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    If your price is right there's always work. Write $2 articles all day if you have to. Start low-balling all competition on graphic design work. Throw out some crazy-ass low prices and special offers for your first 5-10 customers. Build up some clients (and trust). Then start raising your prices. You have the time and some skills. Sounds like you're not marketing yourself very well...no insult intended.

    Good Luck
     
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  10. Erik

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    Wait, so you have another account here that your hiding?
     
  11. dmed123

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    I'd goto elance. You can pick up jobs pretty quickly there. Check it out.
     
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  12. magcshroom

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    Write some articles for AC. It's shitty work, but you can get ur cash in a few days.
     
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  13. blackmagiquellc

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    There are TOO MANY ways to make money on here.

    BHW rocks

    Good luck buddy and feel free to PM me if you have any questions.​
     
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  14. Glassp0

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    A desire to earn is what has driven me all over the city looking for jobs, into the unemployment office, and posting here as a last resort. If you think this is fun for me in anyway you should strongly reconsider.
    I spent 3 hours yesterday calling every marketing agency in the phone book, getting refused, then sending them resumes anyway.

    I could have said it like you quote, just like I've said it to hundreds of others. But like someone once said, you keep doing the same thing you're going to get the same results.

    You guys are blackhatters, so you must know some tricks. I'm not asking for a paypal payment here, I'm asking for a method I can use myself to pay my rent because apparently my graphic design style is not going to do it.
     
  15. Glassp0

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    Ok I'm seeing a few good tips in there guys. Keep them coming. Someone mentioned writing for AC? I don't know what that is unfortunately. I'm really a noob at the blackhat stuff so I won't understand the acronyms.
     
  16. the_demon

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  17. shadowpwner

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    So why haven't you posted any of your previous graphic work so we could possibly hire you?
     
  18. Glassp0

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    If you read my previous comment, BHW does not allow new profiles to post links.
     
  19. Glassp0

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    Thank you, you will be getting a message momentarily. I would say I'm a pretty good writer, hopefully you will feel the same.
     
  20. ElitePostings

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    If you do flash I can definitely use you. I'm sick of bs'ing mo'fo'z...

    If not, I apologize for you luck these days. I ran a webdesign/graphics company for years... just got tired of the same ole thing.

    What I do now allows me to automate my own separate income as well as generate a good amount through helping others while making money that way.

    CL is killer. If you need money... e-whore. The quickest and EASIEST way to make money online. You will advance past that to make more dough in more automated ways, but if you want a black hat method that's quick, then e-whore on CL.