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Awkward situation for a 15 year old

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  1. arcticblade2109

    arcticblade2109 Junior Member

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    Hey,

    first time posting in lounge:D Anyways, i am a 15 year old boy from the UK. I am in a really awkward/strange predicament to be in, i am in school currently and i am really close to being permanently excluded from school, BUT i am very talented with it comes to online marketing stuff, eg i made $500 in a month with ease. my problem is, do i get kicked out of school and just do all this SEO stuff, or do i carry on with school and after it do whatever, its been on my mind a lot recently and also it will play games with my dads head as he has just had a really bad stroke and he cant walk, he's always been asking me to behave well and whatever, the problem is that I've been misbehaving for so long, i don't even know how to behave properly.

    thanks in adavance
     
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  2. Jared255

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    This exact same thread pops up every now and again...


    • You're not "very talented" at online marketing - your ego is inflated because you are comparing your skill to your peers, not your competitors
    • $500/month is nothing in the UK
    • You can't drop out of school while living in your parents' house if they want you to go to school
    • You can drop out of school if you make enough to live on your own (more than $500/month...) and you feel that school is not for you
    • Is freshman year of high school so hard to where you can't juggle both? Speaking from experience, I doubt it is...

    Cheers

    Jared
     
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  3. teamrecon

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    Finish school get some results behind you.
     
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  4. Scorpion Ghost

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    Finish school.

    They'll try to push you for college and university. But it's all money. If you can make money, do whatever pays you!

    But finish the basic schooling that everyone finishes. Even if it doesn't mean much, you have to live in society, and you'll be glad you finished it one day.
     
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  5. rob1977

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    Behave, don't tell me you don't know how because you are already thinking of the implications on your dad's health, therefore you have a sense of decency.

    Stay in school, sort your act out and don't kill your dad. If you need any more incentive 500 quid does not go far in the UK. It might seem a lot to a 15 year old but it's not enough to Chuck school and join the other wasters out there.
     
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    I really had a good laugh at this line: the problem is that I've been misbehaving for so long, i don't even know how to behave properly.


    However, please, my sincere advice to you, is to stay in school and finish your study.
    One question most people, especially the young bloggers, is if they will be doing blogging full time.

    Are you going to do blogging/internet business, full time?
    Won't it be more wonderful, if when introducing yourself, you say you're not just a dropout blogger, but one with degree?

    Goodluck with your choice making.
     
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    DO NOT GET KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL! ITS VERY IMPORTANT.
    If you carry on slacking at school because you think $500/month = major talent you are making a big mistake - that money is NOTHING and will be even less than nothing in a year or two.

    You may well carry on learning and turn in to an IM expert and make loads of money but your school and education are like your backup plan in case that is no the case and its not worth throwing that away - IMHO.

    I do OK now but if I could go back and change one thing it would definitely be staying in school and trying hard, rather than letting myself get expelled which is what I done.
     
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  8. arcticblade2109

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    see, i see people that get expelled bu manage fine? why shouldn't i be like that? ^
     
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    Cause you dont want to end up being rent-boy, do you?
     
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  10. JimBean04

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    Yeah high school is easy and you just should focus more on this IM stuff
     
  11. Ste Fishkin

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    Dude, I know your 15 so you think you're an adult and you know it all and you're going to be rich and happy and all that stuff.

    FALSE

    If you're 15 you need to be in education, fix this. If you're close to being excluded you need to stop playing on the internet and get your head down and focus. You have 1/2 years left, just get your head down and get the most out of this FREE education you can. You will never have this opportunity again in life.

    Right now you're on a path to being that guy that collects trolleys in tesco car park at the age of 45 for minimum wage thinking about what life could have been.

    $500 (£325ish) in 1 month is not making money, while your 15 you feel like you're a millionaire but when you quite school you will need to pay for yourself. Food, clothes, travel, utilities.... You will need closer to £1000 per month, You need even more if you want to go out and own nice things and have fun.

    Point being stop being a fool, cut ties with the kids being a bad influence, even if it means you have no mates.

    If you don't you will end up doing nothing for your entire life. Very very very few people leave school with no qualifications like Richard Branson, most end up like the people on Jeremy Kyle.
     
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  12. bilbo

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    Don't compare the Uk education system with the U.S. - completely different.

    At the end of the day you have to be in full time education or employment with training until you are 18 ( its the law ). You have been going well making 500 bucks a month in your spare time, so keep plugging away in your spare time and finish your GCSE's ( you must be doing your mocks at the moment ). and then your A levels.
     
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    Yep, there are plenty of people who dropped out and did just fine for themselves.

    But do you need to drop out? Consider how much time you're not in school. Are you using every possible second of that time for IM work? If you're not, you don't need to drop out to free up time - you already have it. (And if you are using every possible second, you still shouldn't drop out... because you're at $500/month.)

    Prove yourself, then drop out. There is a reason why no one in this thread has recommended you drop out.

    Cheers

    Jared
     
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    Here in Bosnia average monthly wage is 300$ and my father worked for 250$ for 20 years.

    I started making money online when I was 15 when I started going to highschool.

    I paid all bills, paid school expenses, invested in house, it was really easy for my parents.

    After high school I went to college and I really had no time fo' dat haha.

    Proffesor on college is paid 600$ per month and I made that money in 3-4 days, so I wasn't really motivated.

    So once I watches tv with my mom and we saw some music competition, and all those famous singers had no school, no education at all, and there was some gipsy singer, he came out and they introduced him with words like: Famous singer with 2 college degrees, IT engineer and some languages.

    I realized that you have more chance to succeed in life (in certain situations) if you can introduce yourself with those 'titles'.

    So I continued college, almost finished it now.

    Do what you like to do.
     
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    Several lads I know who left school early, at about 14 - 15, all work the streets as rent boys now.

    Do you really want to end up being a rent boy? I know I did when I was a young lad, but it is not as glamorous as one may think.
     
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    In a country where it takes very little money to live, it works.

    In the UK if he does not make £1200-£1500 a month he will be living at home. Right now hes making £325 a month.

    Don't encourage him and give him hope, because it the UK it just will not work out well for him.

    Reality will hit him like a freight train once he realises he made the wrong choice.
     
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    I think it is important with a education to have a B plan, even if you often get hired if you got contacts/experience and not so much about the grades. It is 1,5 years left until I leave secondary school and I know at this current time that I won't ever need to work for someone - which was my goal since I was 15 and started with IM. But, if this doesn't go as planned I might need to have a backup plan. (May be when I am 20, or when I am 45, who knows?)

    I know school can be tough and if you don't get proper help from the teachers it can be a living hell. I would suggest you to stick to it and just FIGHT through it. It is great that you make some money already which can support your family and you got some money to invest into other ventures and stuff. Congrats! But in the UK, $500 won't get you far at all.

    You could set a meeting with your main teacher to really ask how you can improve and just catch up with everything. I might be really lucky with great teachers so in my case this would solve the problem - I do not know how your situation looks like. If you're fortunate they will help you with extra school hours and help you focus on the right thing.

    Anyhow, just stick to it and FIGHT (not literally though)! I don't know what I wanted to get out of this post but... :)

    Best of luck!
     
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    I know a guy who dropped out of high school when he was 14. He said he didn't need school. School was for suckers.

    I met him when we were working at a local hospital. We worked full time in the laundry room.

    Just imagine the laundry room of the hospital OP. We had to clean up all the gross things that you don't see on TV: afterbirth, vomit, blood, shit, piss, etc. I found a finger on more than three occasions. An entire finger. One time I found a toe.

    The guy I knew started studying to get his GED, the equivalent of a high school diploma for people who never graduated from high school. He was making about $10 an hour but he was married and had kids. He said he needed a real job, but working in the laundry room was the only job he could find bc he didn't have a high school diploma.

    I helped him study on our lunch break. It was hard bc he couldn't grasp simple concepts that he would have been able to understand if he'd have stayed in school. And don't get me started on algebra.

    We were both frustrated, but I wanted to help him so much I pushed past it. I didn't have to, but I felt bad for him. He got his GED eventually, but he was in his 40s. He told me he'd been in the laundry room for about 10 years.

    Do you want to be like that guy OP? Let's say something happens and IM doesn't work out for you. You won't be able to get a real job bc you won't have an education. You'll get bottom of the barrel jobs that no one wants, or like micky said, jobs that aren't all that glamorous.

    So stay in school and stop stressing out your father. He's got enough problems to deal with.
     
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    Quitting school should never be an option. I Make over $10k/month online, and i don't even THINK about dropping out.