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Any Full Timers?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Where Eagles Dare, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare Newbie

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    Hi guys, this thread may be out of place and absolutely feel free to move it. I was just wondering if any of you guys or gals use the Internet as your full time jobs? I really like finding ways to make money online, I've dabbled a bit but being 17 in high school with 2 jobs I always get busy and let any thing I have working go.

    I digress back to my point. If any one on here uses the Internet for a full time job could you give me a brief description of what it is you do? I'm not trying to be a leech but I'm just curios. Is it anything you would recommend doing right out of high school? I know a lot of you are going to say go to college, but it's expensive. I'm in no way lazy but every time I bring up not going to college or maybe working online thats how i get labeled. So i guess my idea is if I had a solid plan instead of just telling my family or friends "working online" it may sound better, or have a check to show its possible.
     
  2. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    I "work online," you could say. Most of my work is spent in front of the computer doing "online" type things, so I'd say I qualify lol.

    Mostly I do whatever crosses my path. I've built my web design and marketing company over the last 4 years (only 19 years old now), so that's thriving for me. We do SEO, ORM, web/print design, and printing.

    But like I said, whatever crosses my path. Credit card processing is something that popped up on my radar a while back and I've been actively pursuing it since then and making good money with it.

    I'm going to college as a computer science major but I'm already close to making a 6-figure income, so it's sort of like "why bother?" but I was taught to always have a fallback. That's also why my business is so diverse, because I essentially rely on other companies to succeed, and if they don't, then I still have other companies supporting my income.

    Is it a full-time job? Hard to say. It's full-time as in it produces the majority of my income. But 40 hour work weeks? Not even close.
     
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  3. ClThis

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    Full time, online.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  5. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare Newbie

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    I appreciate this post more then you probably know. I defiantly would like to go to college eventually but I want to be smart about it. My family does well and will probably pay for my college but i don't want that, I want to do my own thing. I didn't get as early as a jump as you but with summer here I think I'm going to try and start so I don't have to hit the ground running after my last year of high school.

    Thanks
     
  6. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Full time into IM :cool:
     
  7. utuxia

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    Self taught software engineer of 15 years. The internet wasn't around when I started college, and when I graduated it was just becoming mainstream. Most US homes still didn't have dialup yet.

    I taught myself html, programming, database, servers, etc...but in the past 5 years have focused exclusively on UI (html, css, javascript). I wish I would have stayed focused and stuck with front-end but I did learn a lot moving around the stack.

    My advice to you is go to college if you can, it will always help. My degree is in Business, but I don't do much of that except for my personal stuff (the IM I do). Try to pick something that interests you and stay focused -- become an expert in 2-3 things and you will always have a job if those skills are in demand.

    I'd like to make more money w/ internet marketing, but I'm struggling just to build traffic to my site. 7 years ago I had a few popular web sites, but building traffic back then was easy. It's much more challenging now. If you can be successful at 15 or however old you are...and you stick with it and keep ahead of industry changes, you will succeed.
     
  8. artizhay

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    You have to do whatever is best for your current situation. For example, if you're not already generating a substantial income and growing it at a steady rate, it's imprudent to forego college.

    I started college 2 years ago and my business wasn't where it is now, so it was sensible to go to school and prepare to get a regular, full-time job even if it wasn't what I wanted to do. However, given my current situation, I could leave school if I wanted, but like I said, always good to have fallbacks.
     
  9. monchichi

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  10. ADHD-Dude

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    Don't do it google got fucked up, also you need to be able to learn and experiment and its very helpful if you know several programing languages