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Do you guys tell people about the money you make online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by refjaf55, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. refjaf55

    refjaf55 Regular Member

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    I don't make nearly as much as some of you but I know that if I told people, they would bug me endlessly questioning how I did it. I keep it a secret except for my close family and I think that is the best thing for me right now. I feel that once one friend finds out, it will spread like wildfire and everybody will question me and put me in a no win situation. If they find out, I could help them and expect them to constantly bug me about it and cut into time that I could be learning more,(I am far from an expert at this time) or if I don't help them, they will get angry. If this becomes a full time thing for me then i expect to tell them, but for now, I think it is best to keep it quiet so i don't have to deal with their jealousy. I'd like to give back at some point but I think I will reserve that for the this community as opposed to them considering this site has helped me so much.

    So, do you guys share what you do with others if it isn't your full time job? Maybe some of you are lucky and actually have friends that also do IM but for me, it is like 2 different worlds.
     
  2. aardanyul

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    Yeah if you tell people, they often ask a lot of questions, and you kinda lose patience for going through everything after awhile. It's like they can find all this information online, but you need to tell them everything step by step directly.

    Just keep it to yourself is often the best policy.
     
  3. unknownymous

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    If someone ask you how? just say i 'google it' You should too !!!

    For your personal IM Methods? NO, keep it only for yourself. Only share if it gets saturated. :)

    ^ that work for me.
     
  4. Tsmash

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    My friends/family know that I make bank online, and pretty much how I do it. My friends and family are respectful enough not to ask me many questions.

    As far as when acquaintances or anyone else asks, I usually tell them I have some boring computer job.
     
  5. 2011nfl

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    Mine is kinda like that, I just tell them that I own a website, and I advertise other peoples websites. They usually don't say anything else because they think it would be too much to learn. And the ones who do say, they want to learn, i just tell them ok and they never say anything about it again.
     
  6. rulez05

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    Yes but they end up nagging and asking too many question :D best is just keep it to your family and friends

    if some of my friends ask to many question about it I just telling general information how it works and they end up

    not trying it Because of what ever reason they have
     
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  7. refjaf55

    refjaf55 Regular Member

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    Yea i'll keep it within my family for now. I only told them so they didn't think that I was on the computer masturbating all day and making money selling drugs. lol
     
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    Agree with 2011nfl, I usually explain the general information that I own a blog and placed advertisement on my blog. Usually they think it's complicated that you need to learn HTML & some code script. The fact is you can learn all of that to install your wordpress blog in 1 DAY lol...
     
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    i wish i havent told then.......
     
  10. ButcherPete

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    I've mentioned it to a lot of people in casual conversation. Nobody seems too interested; they're too busy with college or their "real" jobs (i.e. prison cells) Which is what I'm trying to escape. My older brother seems interested though. He's in college for network engineering, so I can see how that could be useful. I also explained to him how Clickbank works, and he expressed interest in writing an e-book on something. He's still trying to come up with an idea, but I told him when he does I'd help him sell it and show him some basics of IM.

    All you people in this thread who have problems with people hounding you to school them in the ways of IM must have more ambitious friends than I do. :confused:
     
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  11. Kosher1

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    I tell them. When they ask me to teach them I tell them no problem, and slam on the desk a 12 page contract agreement 50/50. This way all profits are split equally so my time is well spent , and I get tons of 'sales' reps that way ;-)

    If they don't agree, I move on and they don't bother me. Hahaha




    Life is too short for anger!
     
  12. Wealthy Wisdom

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    My girl and oldest brother are starting to spark an interest and become more curious about it. Everyone else is just like "cool" and then proceeds to talk about their life disregarding anything else thats happening in the world thats why I just like to zone out in my own world...my brain.
     
  13. 2011nfl

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    Lol, yea at one point I was fulltime IM, and i was banking real good (another story for another thread lol). Anyways, I had family telling me look at your brother, he has a real job, he works 2 jobs and blah blah blah. I always responded with "ok, but i'll stick with my fake job and make real money" lol
     
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    But honestly, it's good that they don't know, because if everyone did it, who would we market to lol.
     
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    I just say I work online. If they ask what kind of work, I tell them I'll show them sometime.
     
  16. redclover

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    Keep the money in the Bank...Ideas in your head
    and your business life to yourself.

    This is a formula for a better social life.
    If someone nags me to much about what I do then I will just not associate with them :D

    redclover
     
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    So what do I tell them, How did I bought that 645 with M package? :)
     
  18. 2011nfl

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    Tell them to get some business so they can stay out of yours. :D
     
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    I just tell people what brands I work with. There are a lot of ways to spin the whole "internet marketing" profession explanation.
     
  20. FunkyWaltz

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    Yup. My response is simply... I own websites.