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Do you tell your friends and family about IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ABCman, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. ABCman

    ABCman Registered Member

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    I have only told my parents about how much I am really making with IM. I tell my friends that I am making around $100 a day instead of the real amount.

    What about you?
     
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    You are on a thread opening spree....

    I wouldn't do it. They would then ask how you do it, then ask if you can lend them money... you will also be known as the rich kid and you might lose a few friends as well.

    Honestly, it's in the field of bragging and there really isn't a reason you should share the amount you are earning to your friends, especially if you are 17 or so...

    They will soon ask for evidence, blah blah blah.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. 99.99% of the people you tell won't even know what the hell it is you're talking about it but will easily roll their eyes and judge you. Keep it to yourself or just tell them you sell things online for now. Or simply tell them you make websites that help sell products where you make a percentage.
     
  4. ABCman

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    My friends use to think that I was a drug dealer before I told them I "create websites".
     
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    When I told my friends I make money and I described what I did, they called me a scammer. They still do. They would probably call you a scammer too if you did CPA. That's why I never bring up what I do or what I make, since that's none of their business in the first place anyway.
     
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    Then you need to give them some proof that you're not or find better friends. I'm not trying to be a dick here, but I can't think of a bigger insult than being accused of being a drug dealer.
     
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    I agree, but I was talking about showing them the websites. Show them how he logs in etc etc.
     
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    A few know it. But I tell them that I only make $1000 a day.
     
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    Few people I know actually know what I make (parents, brothers, very close friends, accountant) to other people I just say that it is enough to pay the bills with, or that it is a nice supplementary income.

    I still work a full time job, (making less working 8h than I do in 1h in IM) but I enjoy actually going to work. I tried doing just IM from home and started to go crazy.... I am the kind of person who needs to be around others, and need to work or I start getting really board... I lasted 6 months before I broke down and accepted a full tien job again...
     
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    "I'm in marketing and I make enough to be comfortable" That's enough for most people, but I'm pretty open about what I do. If they don't like it, then we probably wouldn't be friends in the first place.
     
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    Elite merchant is good at hiding his $ deeply so that it looks like he has nothing.
     
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    Just my parrents know how much i make but not exactly my brother was know before but not anymore.No one of my friends dont know how much i make they just know i do IM.They was seeing me before how i buy stuff but the most interesting part was be before some time when i buy new BMW they all was be like WTF.
     
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    Everyone, for the most part, is going to say 'No'. Just like with any "real" job it's really not socially acceptable to ask how much someone makes, though for family it might be different. Also, if you're doing black hat methods, income can change month to month or even disappear overnight. Regardless, best to keep it to yourself.
     
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    If your friends dont want to be friends with you because you are doing something with your life, they are not real friends.
     
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    I am popular person in my local area because of IM. But i don't share how much i am earning. But now i am thinking that how big mistake i did.
     
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    This is a thread full of bragging.
     
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    WTF this sounds like Breaking Bad or something. Do you tell your wife you're working in a honest and legit business? Do you tell your children?

    Well fuck yes because it's a fucking honest job like any other. You drive traffic to where it is wanted. Why is this something you should not talk about? Because search engine A or B says it's bad to game their system? How about THOSE search engines, do they tell people they fill 60% of the page with ads while telling others not to places ads here and there? How about search engines themselves getting into the affiliate game when they say affiliate links are "bad".

    If you're afraid to tell ANYONE about what you do online, you're doing something wrong. This is a honest and legit job. Unless you're defrauding someone somewhere in which case it's the same fraud online and offline.
     
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    I don't go out to my way to talk about it, if it gets brought up. I tell them I own a couple online stores and .com domains and leave it at that, if they push the conversation further, I may elaborate more, but most people get bored to tears when I actually talk about what I do.

    Unless you are doing it full time and making a good living from it, I wouldn't talk about it at all.. don't even bring it up as "side hustle", right now it's strictly a hobby. A hobby you keep quiet about. Save yourself the embarrass, headaches, and all the naysayings you will receive from both family AND friends and keep it on the DL as much as you can.

    I do this full time. People still talk shit. My family still doesn't think my business is a "real job", and once you hit a certain level of success people start expecting handouts from you. I've cut ties with pretty much all my old friends because they were losers and bringing me down. Hangout with people who will bring you up.

    This is my best advice.

    Also, as Gary Vee says, just because you're a college kid with a hoodie on doesn't mean you're entitled to a million dollar business. You can watch as much Tony Robbins youtube videos and people can motivate you on this forum until they're blue in the face but it don't mean shit unless you're taking actions and making moves, and taking RISK.

    Best of luck.
     
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  20. Sherbert Hoover

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    I fucked around for years in IM making dribs and drabs here and there before starting a business. It was only then where things took off. I made five times more in 2014 from IM than I had in the previous seven years combined. At that point it went from a hobby to a side thing.

    FAMILY

    My parents were always supportive of me. Typical white American middle-class household, making sure I was exercising my creativity, letting me write and draw and woodwork and all that goody-goody shit. I occasionally brought up the stuff I was doing before the business started, but never said much about it.

    After going "legit" and when the income started rolling in, they were incredibly supportive, always curious about how things were going. Never once asked for money or any favors as a result because they were extremely financially conscious (one of the greatest things they instilled in me) and both had well paying jobs they loved.

    The business grew, and is still growing. As a lot of you probably know, my mom lost her long cancer battle a couple months ago. The last full conversation she had before the ammonia from her shutting down liver started to mess with her mind was about how we had grown. She said she was so proud of the man I had become, and so glad that I had already made a name for myself, that I had used my creativity and innovation to do some good for the world.

    Dad is still ridiculously supportive, and urged me to bite the bullet and form an LLC, which I completed the process of a few weeks back.

    Extended family, some of them know, and none of them have bothered me about it. A couple of extended family members have had bad luck with their businesses in the past few years, so I've offered to basically put together a new site and a branding package for them at no cost. They've all been extremely grateful, and their businesses have grown as a result.

    FRIENDS

    Some of them know what I do, but very few of them are aware that I make more than some of the VP's here as a 26 year old. I don't flaunt my income around, but I do like to consistently pay for everyone's coffee in the morning, and make sure that I remember everyone's birthday and occasionally surprise the department I work in with gifts and such.
     
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