At what age did you first started IM and making money online?

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  1. aadelmalik

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    Interesting topic, I started when I was 14, made my first dollar when I was 16, currently I am 21. What about you? :)
     
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    I think I started at a similar age. So long ago that I cant remember. When I first starting in IM I had a website on geocities I think. And I had another site on 100free.com or something like that - a free hosting site supported by ads.

    I registered my first domain in 2005 and started to make some money online shortly after that.

    Got my first SEO client around a similar time to that as well.

    I also thought that I knew loads about SEO well before I joined BHW. But once I did join here I learnt tonnes more and realised how little I knew :)
     
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    I did some shitty ptc and other stuff like ppd with 13-14 I guess, not making a lot of money. Made some "serious" cash the first time farming and selling fifa coins with 14. Was like 1000 bucks but that is already awesome if you're that age. At least for me it was. Took me until I was 19 to repeat that. Started with SEO and on BHW with 18 and I'll be 20 soon.
     
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    i started in around 2008 ..made almost so far 250k$
     
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    2 1/2 years old, but I really got going and earning when I was 5 yrs old.
     
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    I only regret that I wasn't as wise in the past. I was there with the birth of commercial internet and if I only wasn't too busy with partying, drugs, sex and RocknRoll and had the knowledge I have now I would have been a fucking millionaire by now!

    I have made pocket money over the years purely by buying stuff on local marketplaces and selling it with profit and freelance webdesign since 07 when I wasn't homeless.

    But 2018 will be the year for me!
     
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    I was ~14 when I started my first crappy Blogspot blog I believe. I didn't monetize it or anything, and I got next to no traffic. This was 2004ish.

    Took a break for a few years and got back into it when I started college. Learned some HTML and CSS to make my sites look nice. Still got next to no traffic, and spent most of my time screwing around and reading without enacting.

    Starting churning through a lot of things from ages 19-22, made probably around $10k per year each of those years in spurts. Mostly Amazon and eBay stuff, with some cookie stuffing and ewhoring sprinkled in, and some social engineering that I'm not proud of.

    Shortly after that I started doing some reputation management. At age 23 I made almost as much with ORM as I did in my day job. At age 24 I made more with ORM. 25 and 26 I made a combined solid six figures.

    Today is my 27th birthday, and as far as profitability goes, several clients paid me all at once, so this has been the most lucrative single day in almost two years. Good start. Happy birthday to me.
     
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    Shit man, I though you would be a bit older bwhaha, it's your bd?
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    Happy BD man!

    I had a BD too, my grandfather turned 90 :)
     
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    In English?
     
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    Happy birthday! Hope your 28th year on earth turns out to be as great as the ones before! :)
     
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    I was 8.

    I remember the day like it was yesterday... partly cloudy, 30% chance of rain, my Mom was making me oatmeal and I was going to take a ride on my bike just a soon as I was allowed outside.
     
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    That's @mickyfu's bike, sir.
     
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    I was probably about 3 years old and started on my Vic 20, but things only really took off when I got my first Commodore 64. I remember it taking 45 minutes a time to upload a back link via cassette player. Those where the good old days
     
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    You're just a lazy fuck though!
     
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    happy birthday man
     
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    Not to hijack, but Happy Birthday my dude! That's awesome to the day you're having haha good shit!

    I started when I learned how to build a computer and computer security around the age of 11. Got into all types of cyber fun, was pretty good at it. At like 14 though was when I first dabbled in adult websites/spamming and I was making stupid bank (for a 14 year old) like $800/month, which obvs isn't much but when you're 14 and all you're spending it on is clothes and dumb shit, it's awesome lol.

    Eventually fell out of it, but always made websites, selling stuff online, etc.. recently got back into IM and I'm loving it.
     
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    Late, too late, on 25 years old was my start, my first adult site made my firsts $5 after one week running online... then the rest is history, now I have almost 31, some websites running well and some big projects in my head. I have learned a lot of precious info on those almost 6 years.
     
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    Hahahaha!

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    !!!
     
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    See.. Normally I don't click underscored text.. But at this time of day, month and year I just inhaled some cannabis sativa hollandica herbs.

    YouTube it and listen to our Dutch reggae and think "what a weird fucking language" hahaha.




    And it's funny you linked one of the niches I am in. I have about 2 johnny loco bikes and 1 Schwinn but sold it when I was broke 15 years ago.