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Caution!! BHW is addictive!!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by GreyWolf, May 14, 2010.

  1. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ok, I have a real problem.

    I have an interesting project I've been working on that I think can become popular if I get the site design and promotion right. If it takes off, there are so many ways I'll be able to monetize it, I get chills just thinking about it. (it's DoubleSuperTopSecret, so don't ask. LOL)

    Also, ...
    A local business wants me to build them a website and promote it for them. I'll make share of revenue for all online sales of the products they already sell in their shop. This is a great niche, so I'm really excited about the potential. They've assigned some of their employees to do work for me as I request it. Writing articles, doing graphic design, etc. Not just for work I'm doing for them, but to use for any of my other projects as well. Plus they'll check with me for any of their advertising from now on so I can make sure it is optimized for attracting online sales even from local customers.

    I have another website I need to build for a hobbiest that sells kits locally for a pretty popular product. He already has videos on youtube, tons of pics on a myspace account, but no clue how to utilize all of that. Hes already making a living just selling locally by word of mouth. I'll be totally in charge of the website and online sales, hell make all the kits and take my feedback on which ones we need to focus on to maximize sales potential.

    I'm in charge of a website for a Christmas charity organization. Now it's the time of year I need to start getting with the organizers to make sure the info is online for this year's event. Adding content regarding local citizens and businesses that will be supporting the event this year. And a variety of other things I need to get done for it. Part of the benefit my other customers get by using me is that I can make sure they get listed as supporters on the website. The charity loves it because I can get them products and services to use for raffles, etc. to raise more money for the charity.

    So what am I doing about it? Am I finding a nice template and recoding the html and css pages to make it work for one of the businesses? Or better yet starting from scratch with a design and coding it to work? Am I setting up some wp sites to use for part of my projects? Am I setting up a new domains on my reseller account. Have I made any progress setting up an ecommerce site so I can start adding inventory and promoting the online stores? Have I been doing any backlinking or other seo for my existing sites, or mapping out a plan for the new sites?

    No, I haven't been doing any of that. :rolleyes:

    Hell I'm not even consistently taking care of my existing sites. Logging in to check my stats, making sure the auto paypal features are working for my info products. I check my email everyday, but randomly skip a few that could potentially have an email from a customer that experienced a glitch downloading a purchase after payment.

    So if I'm not taking care of any of that, then what have I been doing?

    Well, lately I've been logging in to BHW everyday. Reading new threads, looking for something new. Answering questions when I think I can contribute something. Following a few members who's posts I've found usually contain valuable insights and information. :cool:

    Why have I been doing that, instead of real work that will make me more money?

    Because BHW is addictive. It's like a drug. LOL
    There's so much information here, but I still can't get my fix.
    BHW is like online crack!!! And I've become an addict!!!
    It's never enough, there's always more to find.
    :cheers:

    If I'm having this problem, then I can imagine how bad it is for people that haven't even made a start yet.
    Here is my advice to new people starting out. Read through the forums to pick something you want to try.
    Focus on a few threads that deal with that method so you get a real good idea of what you want to do.
    Allot a certain amount of time that you want to spend on BHW everyday, and then close your browser when your time is up. Get to work on your new project. If your having problems getting started, part of the problem might be that you just aren't starting. Start following the steps one by one that you've already determined are necessary. Make some progress everyday on your new project, and wait until your next alloted BHW time to go look more stuff up.
    :beerchug:
    If you don't follow my advice then you might become a BHW addict like me. :hippie:

    OK, well I'm going to have to start limiting my time on BHW to no more than an hour or two a day for awhile. Some of you might even be happy about that. LOL, I hope I haven't been too annoying to anyone over the last month. I've really enjoyed spending so much time on here and hope I've been able to actually give a few people some real help. :cool:

    Now, I need to start getting some real work done again.
    ttyl,
    wolf
     
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  2. Reelnetwork

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    I was addicted to DP and also BHW like that, But i think it just depends upon you that how much you are interested, if you had found this site just away from your interest you wouldn't be visiting it even for 2nd time.

    Hope it helps
     
  3. shadowfax

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    Download Action Machine from downloads section. Set a timelimit for your different activities including time you spend on BHW and follow the limits strictly.
     
  4. GreyWolf

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    LOL, well I'll probably be able to handle it by just setting a limit for myself. :)
    My post was a little bit tongue in cheek about my being addicted, it was meant in large part as a compliment of the BHW forum. I really do feel this forum is better than most.

    I have been letting my real work slide, which definately isn't good. Especially my contract work. But spending some extra time interacting with people on here recently, instead of just using the forum as a reference source, has been a pleasure for me. I probably needed a break from everything else I had going on.

    But I was serious about needing to get back to work. I'll be limiting the time I spend on the forum until I get caught up with my work again. That doesn't mean I won't be around at all though. :)

    Thanks for some good suggestions though. It's nice when people really do want to help.
     
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  6. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    "When I thought I was out. They pulled me back in.."

    @clade - That was a good one. Thanks.

    Just gotta love the Sopranos. LOL
     
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    You do contribute a great amount but I think its time you invest in yourself and businesses alike. Its hard not going to the forum and seeing new threads but also I think you will find the same satisfaction with your work and that will keep your attention on the tasks you need to complete. Look, make visiting this site like a reward or something, I know that sounds weird but if it interferes a lot then manage your time and come in only when you have completed a certain amount of work. (Btw, not telling him when he should be in bhw just making a suggestion thats all) Best of luck with it!!!:)
     
  8. backontrack

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    AT school all i think of is BHW :p, and as soon as i get home its the first site i log into.
     
  9. Chrono

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    I have to say this IS a very unique forum (BHW), and I've been on many. Why? Because everyone here has a strong desire to learn from others, and thus more patient and understanding - compare this place to a lot of other forums with endless bickering and BS. It's quite refreshing.
     
  10. SahL

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    Morning 8am...BHW is the first site i'm on :-O
    ...facebook ,gmail is on the other tab

    while BHW can provide alot of information but at the same time, it does reduce productivity ,
    kinda keeps me craving for more and more information always. :/
     
  11. naughtyphonesex

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    I swear you read my mind. I have tons of projects and tons of things to do that I have a lot of financial potential.. except I am here. I was just thinking well damn I need to figure out ubot (just bought) and make some simple bots to do this sh*t for me :)