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An eager n00b

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Cubicle_Slave, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Cubicle_Slave

    Cubicle_Slave Newbie

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    Hello to you all,

    Seasoned vets, Newbies like myself and curious browsers.

    I'm Kevin of Michigan, I am a Cubicle slave for an evil corporation earning lower then 600 a week ( Before taxes )

    Before that i was a "Geek Squad Agent" For the evil corporation Best buy..

    I was referred to this site by an unlikely acquaintance of mine who is actually much younger than me.. ( Quite embarrassing. )

    But i'm glad he did. I want to break into making some decent money doing whatever it takes and i'm unclear of the path i want to take.

    One thing i am certain of is i want to replace my full time income and free myself from eternal check by check servitude.. and i want to do it the easiest, cheapest, and BEST way.

    This is Black hat World i'm sure the tactics aren't always going to be "Conventional" Or politically correct or even close to Ethically moral. This is 2013 and with the actions taken by our world governments I question the definition of "Morals" And "Ethics" altogether as i see that our leaders and officials clearly don't have them. Working for Best Buy as a Geek Squad agent already demonstrates my own lack of Moral regard as long as it entails that i will be rewarded for efforts in any category of online ventures yielding revenue of substantial portions.

    So why should i be "Legit?" Why should I slave check by check expending time and energy i could redirect on family and fun.

    This has been going through my head like crazy and I just know that I WANT OUT. I want out of this dead end hell, and I know the internet is the only hope.

    I want the keys to the doors that the truly great (You all.) have discovered and have manufactured with your own brilliance and ingenuity.

    I want your opinions and suggestions. I need strategies, and resources to escape this prison and that means i need you.

    All pride aside I am openly seeking here the BEST ways to win this game. I need to win, and i know that i need your help.

    I have considered a few things that are going to lead to a decent living and success.

    1.Buying for alibaba and selling on amazon and ebay ( I hear there is definitely fair profit in this market. However risk seems high and product selection is a difficult process and i simply don't have the expendable funds to make it happen.

    2. SEO - Just learning what this is and that it's a hot way to make internet cash right now.. However i'm not sure how it works in the slightest but trust me when i say i'm doing my homework.

    3. Affiliate marketing - Which is what? Basically spamming people? My ignorance to all of this should be crystal clear to any of you veterans who for some reason read all this but i hope you also are clear of my desperation.

    I heard a guy was making like 1000 a day spamming pinterest.. i mean 1000 a day?! I barely get that a month and i'm trading time from my life..

    One thing is clear to me.. TIME is no longer valuable.
    Instead of working ALOT I feel like it's better to work SMART.

    I want to work smart but i need a foundation and connections. I need this community.

    Thank you and nice to meet you all.


    - Kevin
     
  2. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Work the smartest way possible... crack open a beer and use that search box 100 px to your left.
     
  3. shoutout

    shoutout Junior Member

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    I was enjoying reading your post Kevin, first of all welcome to BHW, if i want to start answering your questions, i wont finish till the next year! BUT, here you will find the million dollar answers on all what is in your head.
    My suggestion is start exploring the forum, "how to make money" use the search engine for your keywords here and u will find many threads regarding your questions.

    it doesn't mean no one will help! but least of get the basic and drop your question on threads your reading :)

    About me if you need any help ROLF ill save your back! ;)

    Best regards
    Leo
     
  4. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Hey...I have a team that sells a motor club service like AAA. Commissions are $80/sale and starting out, team members make $300+/week once they start making some sales. Understandably, this is less than your current income, but from there, it only goes up as you get a solid grasp of IM.

    I provide marketing strategies (not "spamming" people) and personal guidance when you need it, based on my 4 years of experience in IM and my full-time marketing firm. You are required to pay the $20 monthly fee to join to motor club, but you can easily make that back with just 1 sale...get in touch via Skype/AIM (artizhay) or e-mail join@unitedmca.com for instant info.
     
  5. Parallax

    Parallax Registered Member

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    Sounds like you have the right attitude to succeed. Best of luck to you!
     
  6. Cubicle_Slave

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    Hey Furious, I've got the beer and all the time to research! I'm definitely ready to do this. I appreciate your responses.

    Leo, Thanks for reading my novel! Lol! I feel I have SO many questions but the real question is what are the questions I should be asking?

    Starting a project seems to be the biggest hill to climb but i feel like getting up that hill is going to be the hard part and after I've reached the peak I think it should be smooth sailing though~

    I'm basically your average guy wanting to capitalize on the markets we have been given. I have your average thought process that a guy in "Starter" mode has. I'm ready to get something off the ground but before i get off the ground i need to get something on the ground and that's a tough call when i know so little of the very market i want to break into.

    I'm wondering things like do i need to learn PhP, HTML, Java or any other programming skills.

    Do i need to learn wordpress

    What software should i get?

    I'm going through Pirate bay torrenting everything i can on SEO, Affiliate marketing, and E-Commerce in general.

    Lets just say that these ventures have always lingered in the back of my mind but i thought i'd give the job force a try before deciding it's not for me. Simply its not worth my time.

    I am a Computer Technician by trade. (Fixing computers mainly.) Currently i work for a company contracted by General Motors and IBM to deliver tech support on GM dealership websites.

    IE: GM training, Global connect things like that

    I'm on a computer most of my days already and why continue to go to work earning little money with the stress involved when i could stay on my computer at home and earn
    comparable or greater wages exploiting internet tactics for cold hard revenue + Margin (Without breaking too many laws) and putting myself in hot water.

    The wage of the computer technician has dropped dramatically thanks to outsourcing. ( More than half of my department is outsourced to the phillipines making my pay very low and the demand for my work lower.)

    I will do what it takes to make sure I can profit from the internet and turn around and make GOOD investments with that earned money that can then be turned into more money.

    I hate the system, I hate capitalism and i hate how our world functions. I'm a sleeping rebel. OR a realistic rebel I know theres no use fighting the system and that i should exploit it instead and turn a profit. THATS winning the GAME. I intend to do just that. Once i find out how it's down and how to do it.

    Thanks again everyone and I hope to share a success story if i ever get the opportunity.
     
  7. mak111

    mak111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    some suggestions
    as for the amazon/ebay route. it will take a little time and effort, try aliexpress and not alibaba. same thing, but you can dropship. now piece by piece ^^

    and as for what you said about SEO, i have never succeeded doing mass low quality social marketing or whatever. high quality blood and sweat websites, but then again there's tons of people out there making multiples upon multiples of what i make with low quality stuff
     
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  8. tjtigers14

    tjtigers14 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey bro I'm also from Michigan, about to send you a PM.