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Any other IMers high school drop outs and successful?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by phpfail, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. phpfail

    phpfail Regular Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else who makes a good living and is successful from internet marketing also dropped out of high school to persue IM like I did. I dropped out when I get my first 5 figure check in the mail for 14 grand
     
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    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    i just graduated high school. I did IM all 4 years and my biggest check was for 5 grand ... but 14 grand you fucking rock :eek:
     
  3. phpfail

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    I'm already 19 about to turn 20, and dropped out 4 years ago almost, but I do miss high school, but not to the point of regretting dropping out. I still got my hundreds of friends and what not, just skipped all the bs
     
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    that was just the amount that made me say "f*ck school", i was making a steady $3500 a month for 2 in a half years prior to dropping out
     
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    Now its my last year in high school, will work hard to make some steady incomes because i dont want to work under someone and be their slave
     
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    If I made 14k I would have dropped out to.....if I could make 5k a month I would quit my job.
     
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    High school is worth more than $15k. Hell, the experience alone.

    Personally I think dropping out at such a young age is a poor decision. If everything goes tits up, you are left with nothing and a long road ahead unless you have planned wisely (think 10's of K in the bank).

    My experince: I quit University in the UK. I started a business the year before - went to University at the wrong time as it was just beginning to boom when I was finishing my first year. This was ecommerce though, where I had to be there and do manual things. Send orders, pack, order stock. Basically a real job.

    If I was making good money through commission and affiliate links like some of you guys are - fuck no, I'd never have quit. There's time for both.
     
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    Interestingly, high school opens so many doors for you and later in life you may want to pursue other avenues other than just IM. I like the idea of not having to work and be able get some other degree like engineering at a nice relaxed pace. Or maybe basket weaving, but I'm sure I'll be inspired one day and I'll be glad I finished high school when I start looking at universities or colleges. Mind you, I never made that kind of bling in high school so who knows what I would have thought back then.
     
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    college dropout? sure if you feel confident in your own abilities
    high school dropout? no stick to it, its really not that bad and you are too young/stupid to make decisions that big.
     
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    The only reason for school is to prepare you to make money anyway. Seems like you got things worked out. I wish I was making nearly as much as you.
     
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    Its dumb to drop out of highschool. College i can see, as its expensive, but you should at least get the highschool experience out of your system
     
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    If I were you, I'd at least get my GED and then go to college. Just for the experience. Maybe stretch it out, take a light course load so that you can juggle that and IM at the same time. It's worth it for the experiences and the women. ;)

    If you are an autodidact with a fulfilling social life, then perhaps you don't need it.
     
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    kids...
     
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    High school was hella fun for me! My senior year consisted of playing football,basketball, and running track. Sleeping through 1st period, and socializing with friends. Graduated with a B average and never studied... I wish I could go back to be honest lol.

    I went to college for a few years, but it wasn't for me so I dropped out. But stayed near campus and lived the college life with my friends.

    I never new why people left HS, but it guess it just wasn't fun for everyone.
     
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    You should finish high school. $14k is nice but you have to keep making money over and over again for the rest of your life. There should be something to fall back on. If the IM thing does not work out then you can at least go to college.
     
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    Palm to face please. College is where all the girls who do the freaky stuff are bro so sorry for you. Your next option is pof enjoy that =(
     
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    Why would you drop out of high school? Stay in school kids, even if you are making $10,000 a month now, you may be making pennies a year from now.
     
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    Never you mind.
    I dropped out of school when I was 17 to make money at work. 7 years later and after years of dreaming and whining I finally started to get going. Now making a fair amount each month and NONE of what I have learnt came from my school education.
     
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    I had all the papers signed and ready for me to drop out when I turned 16, but my parents convinced me to stay in school because they always wanted me to go to college and get a stupid degree. I did one semester of college and dropped out of that since IM had always been making me more money.

    However, when I look back, I probably should have dropped out. Would have been a lot wealthier and ahead of the game than I am today.
     
  20. chad362wiley

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    who the hell wouldnt want to go to hs? its awesome! :)