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Helped out a newbie today!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ramsweb, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    One of my friends has always been a little inquisitive about how I work from home, without working for any companies or employers. I have told him about Internet marketing and he always used to inquire about it, expressing his interest to learn more about it.

    Today, he came over to my place and I had a three hour class like session with him. I introduced him to keyword research, on page SEO, off page SEO, various making methods etc. Of course, I introduced him to the forum as well, telling him that this is a deadly place if you know how to use it :)

    Even though my sites are not exactly performing very well at the moment, it was a little satisfying to show someone that there is an avenue that allows people to get out of the rat race and make it on their own, or at least try to. IM is a rat race as well but I guess it is different because you have all the guts and glory to yourself, not some lame employee of the month award or a pink slip to show for your success or your failure.

    I just wanted to share this as it just sent me back to the time I first started looking at IM. Those times when even HTML code to insert anchor text looked like an enormous challenge. Those times when you spent about 6 months working on a site after doing keyword research with the broad match results that were woefully misleading in the end. Those times that led you to do what you are doing today, a one man army who is making hundreds, thousands or even millions in the IM world.

    Good luck to all you IM'ers, trying to make it on your own. Give yourself a pat on your back. You deserve it.

    Sorry if this thread was a little weird - lol

    Ramsweb
     
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  2. allinet

    allinet Registered Member

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    I remember my first site built with FrontPage. I was so proud of it. You learn by doing.
    And, if you are fortunate enough to have successful IM'er actually pull back the curtains, you better listen and take note.
     
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  3. Tingtong

    Tingtong Newbie

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    It's always nice to share knowledge with people, particularly RL friends if they are willing to listen.

    I'm not surprised you feel good about it. Heck, I've learned so much from this forum in just one night (I'm a n00b you see) I wanna just hug you all! :)

    Keep on sharing the SEO love Ramsweb. I've got a lot to catch up on.
     
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  4. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Ahh... FrontPage. I made a site for a company I had with that about 20 years ago. I remember the feeling of accomplishment I had in doing so. It had pics of the staff and anything else I could think of to add. In my mind it looked great and I was proud of it.

    Fast forward to now....

    Now I know how much fun and revenue I can have with sites that ARE NOT tied to a brick and mortar site. Less headache, no employees to worry with, and inventory is less of a problem.

    Can't wait to see what the next 10-15 years bring. That is if I'm still alive. :)
     
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