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Can't related to non-IM people after exposure to it...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by digitalpower, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. digitalpower

    digitalpower BANNED BANNED

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    I was just wondering if anyone feels the same way I do. Ever since being exposed to internet marketing the rest of the world seems so boring. I went out tonight and I just couldn't connect with anyone. So many people at the bars are talking about how they hate their 9 to 5 jobs and I just can't relate anymore. They don't understand that I'm getting paychecks from multiple places. Every moment I was out tonight I was thinking "wow i need to come home and check out what's going on in internet marketing".

    I feel so addicted. I can login to a CPA account and even if there's 50 cents more in the account than there was the previosu day, I feel this incredible rush of power and accomplishment, like I'm on top of the world. I don't get this kind of feeling with anything else anymore. Everything else in the world bores me. Can anyone relate to any of this? I feel like my whole life is tied to trying to make money and my biggest reward in life the incredible feeling I get when I make some money...
     
  2. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    used to feel like that when i played video games. :D
     
  3. davioli

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    Absolutely right...Internet marketing is like a whole new world. People just don't understand the power yet..
     
  4. MikeHustle

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    I've only made $2 dollars and it felt great to get money off of some bs idea. I think online poker provides a similar thrill, especially when you are on the upside of variance and go on an absolute heater and bust the game for like 300%, and everything works out. Matter of fact, I hate heaters!!!!

    My biggest challenge is to make 154.00 by next Monday to pay to the court or else I have to spend 15 days in jail. HUstle time. I've made 48 off of a sale I made on CL this morning, so 106 more in 8 days.
     
  5. dangregory

    dangregory Registered Member

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    Yeah, it's a strange little world that we occupy and the rest of the world really doesn't understand us. And it's not about intelligence. My girlfriend is a genius but she has a hard time grasping what I do, even when I build a new site in front of her! People are so trained to think in terms of getting a job and they don't understand the world of asset building (building virtual real estate that can perform passively for you after you get it set up.) That's why I hang out at forums.

    Dan
     
  6. dbomez

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    Yeah IM can do this to you. I was happy just reading a lot this weekend about IM, Adsense etc. and then some friend told me how day before he saw my ex in some club she was drunk and whoring all around and that instantly put me down. IM rox people suck but we need to have a good RL surrounded with good people or all this earning and effort will be for nothing.
    Or get an IM girl and have IM kids :D
     
  7. zigzag911

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    no man what it is very simple we have wats called

    POTENTIAL

    not many 9-5 jobs come with what are jobs include. the ways we make money the things we kno .... no one else does people are boring i have the same problem . You no longer have the same mind set it is now very different you have higher goals than others and your failure would still be a success for many others out there. so really i dont know if its the people are boring but mabey you need to be around people in the same mindset..... ie most peeps on BHW
     
  8. the_demon

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    yeah,

    i have relating problems to... when my friends are like damn i could use some money my thought process is why not get online and flip some cash... Of course the problem is it takes skills that they lack and which take time to develop. When I need cash I just hop online and get going.

    Also, the 9-5 bores the hell out of me. I just can't imagine listening to someone else or having a set schedule. Especially, when it doesn't pay that well (generally).
     
  9. wooble

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    This is exactly how I feel. When I mention IM to anyone, they ask, "What's that?" I spend most of my time in front of my computer, so maybe I take it for granted that people know the Internet from all angles--including the side where money is made in many different ways. But it seems like most people are only into social networking sites.

    It's no wonder all the IM gurus hang out with each other and flock to the conferences. Who else are they going to talk to about SEO, etc?
     
  10. gun-shy315

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    My whole family thinks I'm crazy. They can't figure out how I pay my bills. My mother thinks I go out at night and hold up liquor stores and my father just looks at me and mumbles...then walks away shaking his head. My sister, she just cries a lot. My friends are concerned that I haven't looked for a job since I got fired in November and I think they're about to do an intervention on me.

    The fact is...they just don't get it :D

    gun-shy
     
  11. Malthooslie

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    I remember I had that feeling of accomplishment the first time I saw a legitimate earning from AdSense. That was kick-a$$. There's nothing like taking an idea that you are sure sucks shit and flipping it around and seeing an earning from it.

    I started hanging out on here, because I am addicted to the ideas I find in here, because even if you read every single post in a forum, and do nothing about it, eventually an idea will hit you that you just HAVE to try out.

    I put up a site for an idea the other day I'm testing out. I'll likely post about it once it's run a bit longer, so I can do a run-down of what worked and didn't work.
     
  12. wooble

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    Don't even get me started on trying to help friends. Everyone I know who is trying to make money online REFUSES to put an opt-in box on their Web site to start a mailing list. It frustrates me so much! I get that SEO is complicated, PPC is intimidating and affiliate marketing seems like a long shot, but there is no excuse not to build a mailing list! It's like so few people outside of the IM world get the importance of something like that.
     
  13. darkstar69

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    i understand you very good.
    i get my whole income from IM, have no other daytime job, have always time when it´s needed or when i want to take a break...
    i can do what i want and when i want to.
    i have more money then the other people i know with less work.
    i have enough time for my lady and for my hobbies.
    and it´s great, to be so independent.
    nobody from my family and friends understand what i do, but who cares...
    i see it works, that´s enough.
    and i have the best boss in the whole world -> myself
    live can be so sweet...

    greets, darkstar69
     
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    good point darkstar especially the one with''i have the best boos''
     
  15. blackhatcatz

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    LOL, this happend to me a year back. You see when you're a newly grad everybody is a 'grunt' or almost everyone is really in their 9-5 jobs. While I was away just going around the world and working long hours BUT choosing when to work. how to work and what to work on.

    The other thing was, it didn't matter if I was drunk, sleepy or spaced out when i worked. I produced results and that's what mattered.

    Now that i've gotten off that phase and earn triple of what I did before (a few thousand bucks in asia is like being a king) now I'm more on formalizing and fixing my current company and now i'm starting a new one soon. So I go into my office, spend 3 hours here. go home. Open basecamp. assign tasks. check tasks. train staff from time to time.

    That's what I do. Darn I get bored sometimes. But I just don't want to lose focus. So I tend to keep on expanding current projects. Slowly need to move on though. :)

    I totally relate. Good thing I can block it off now (the 'i make more money in a day than you do in a month' mentality is off. it has changed to...THANK YOU Lord for giving me the opportunity to be this way. :)

    SO it will pass. I've expanded my network since then and i'm lucky to have a few online marketers as buddies though.

    Catz
     
  16. bugs

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    dude... dont tell me that you can't even "connect" with girls now !
     
  17. darkmobius

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    my mom on the other hand is actually pretty open about all this IM stuff, she's even asking me to find her some data entry for her, i was like dude get your own jobs lol