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Do you teach your friends/relatives how to make money online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bantoncookies, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. bantoncookies

    bantoncookies Regular Member

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    Inspired by a thread in the making money section, about a fellow BHW member teaching a bum to make money online. I'm just curious. Do you think it's a good idea to teach your friends, family members or co-workers about this IM business? Anybody done it?

    For myself, I like to keep everything I do as a secret except to a few closest friends. I don't like to talk about how much I make online with acquantances since they all think it's so easy making a few bucks online. They think all I do is scam people, push a few buttons and the money magically appears. But if they know that I earn a decent amount of money, they would all try to learn my secrets, those dickheads. I mean... I paid my dues from learning everything by myself. I'm not gonna just hand my system to everyone who asks me about it.

    I'm just wondering. What's the opinion you have on the matter?
     
  2. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    my friends/family don't appreciate what i do....they admit that computer stuff is 'too complicated' for them

    a lot of pple don't realize the technical experience one needs to make an online business....stuff that they don't really teach in school.
     
  3. jammie

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    i've shown 2/3 friends exactly what companies i work with, and what/how i do everything. But they don't want to use them, and work instead.

    Muppets.

    Guess i won't waste my time helping them out if they won't listen!
     
  4. hayama

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    I think my friends wouldn't even care if I told them how much money they could make online. They'd just go back to working their 9-5. I don't believe you have to have such a technical background with IM, as that can be taught. It comes down to the mindset a person has.
     
  5. mattstrike

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    I think it goes beyond working online or not. Most people are terrified of being self employed, which is really what it comes down to. I've been working for myself for a while now, and even though I am relatively new to IM (at least in the sense that people use that term here), I am not new to depending on myself, because nobody else guarantees my paycheck.

    There are many possible reasons for this divide, but I really think that most people want to be what I call "hamster humans". They want to live in a (fairly) comfortable box, work in a slightly different box, and have a decent mobile box to shuffle them between work box and live box. They might say that they want more out of life, they claim they want to have a more exciting life, but when confronted with a chance to "take action", they refuse, on the grounds that said action puts their precious boxes in danger.

    Screw that!

    I might run harder than some other people, but at least I'm running towards something, instead of on a giant damn hamster wheel.
     
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    I have tried to teach my parents and friends also. Like what was said above they think its all scam and what not. But there always looking for that quick dollar. Internet doesnt work like that i tell them. I gave the easiest method around to make money imo its ewhoreing. They all say that isnt right to trick guys into that. What most friends and family want is that you do all they work and they benifit all automatic lol. i spend about 70 hours a week promoting setting up and what not. but there not looking to devote to it so i say to hell with them in a nice way that is.
     
  7. 229tom

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    Well the only problem is that those twats don't take you seriously...
     
  8. scubaslick

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    No. I've tried to explain it to them, but most of my friends and family feel the need for "security." I do too of course, the difference is, I have my day job AND I work 2-6 hours a day in IM. It's tough, but like Mattstrike said, I'm moving toward something. Most of my circle is just moving away from the boogey man of a lost job and "security."

    Over the last couple of months the economy has put a lot of my friends out of their supposedly secure jobs.

    Guess who now has outsourcers?

    Me.

    So my "insecure" job is now helping them pay their bills.

    Funniest part: they don't want to learn what I'm doing, they just want the hourly rate I pay them or the profit split. They don't want to think. They want the factory type work.

    I feel bad for them really, but I'm fortunate that things are starting to fall into place for me to be able to help them out a bit, so I try not to let it show.

    -scuba
     
  9. rags2riches

    rags2riches Newbie

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    I learnt my job from a friend, and now I am teaching my partner, a lot of people don't want to work on the internet or for that matter for themselves. Once you do work for yourself you realise the potential you have to set yourself up for life. Many people don't have the motivation or nerve to do this. I would rather be stressed out trying to make it for myself, than stressing for some prick boss in an office only for him to call my ass into his office for being ten minutes late.

    Incidentally anyone want any free advise feel free to pm me, :)
     
  10. rudyvise

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    I think its a great idea to teach all those around you. Its a bit like the buddihists who believe that we all have a tiny circle around us and the more we give, share and empower others the wider the light grows around us.

    The wider the circle grows the more people you touch indirectly and so on.

    I don't believe that we are all separate human beings.

    I, like others believe that we are ALL ONE.

    The more we share and the more we encourage others to share the more light there is in the world. And that i feel just creates more wealth for everyone.

    This is a sign of an inclusive society and one that i would sincerely love to be part of.

    Rudy
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  11. 229tom

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    The Biggest problem is because well everyone have this same thinking- that everyone must go 12years at school at least then take some hourly pay rate job and stick with it for rest of their lifes - If someone doesn't do like that then well they are losers and just time wasters who wont reach anything just because they don't work for someone- SERIOUSLY FUCK THEM! , But They really don't want to lose this ''security'' under them what their Kind a cool job provides, I would really want to slap all those peoples who think like that and push the same thinking to all anothers who just don't want to be someone from crowd!
     
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    I recently transfered a large sum of money from my paypal account to my savings account for a downpayment on my house. My mother INSISTED that i had done something illegal to get that much money. :p

    Once my girlfriend is done with Law school for the semester, i'm going to try and teach her to ewhore.

    she does such a good job of regular whoring, i figured she would catch on quick!
     
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    Funniest thing i've read all week, the connections here are endless. Law school eh? she pretty much has the mental training required to begin EW-in then.
     
  15. vinniffa

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    The curious thing is that: even that you show them they will keep eith their 9-5.

    Even though I'm still not making good bread since I've been serious about IM and learning and trying stuff I can't see myself anymore with a 9-5 'real job'. I got this feeling of freedom that comes from IM that I love.

    I'm even worried about my college and prospective carreer because I can't see myself anymore working in a 'real job'. I'm in middle of my graduating now, and I'm supposed to begin working next year, but that's not going to happen. :rolleyes:

    But the question is: Would you really like to make money from here, with no steady job and always being worried about the next month?? There are people that don't have the balls to do that.
     
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    A lawyer once cost me a fortune!

    I ate his liver with some father beans and a nice Chianti!

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    I don't try to teach them because they don't believe it is true. They also don't have an appreciation or respect for what I do, so why should I reciprocate?
     
  18. 229tom

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    damn you like just 100% described how it's as well for me..
     
  19. bantoncookies

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    Yeah I agree with most of you. Somehow people don't think the IM thing is "real". I don't know why exactly. It's almost like for them this is too abstract to grasp? Making money on a virtual space... funny they have no problem using the internet for other things such as emails and msn... but when it comes to making money. They just can't comprehend it in their little minds... oh well

    I say the less the merrier!
     
  20. stylesb

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    I am tettering on that fine line. So sick of the 9-5 and desperately want that freedom, just cant seem to collect the coin yet on IM.

    And definitely need to before I give my boss the ole heave ho