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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by theshane9, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. theshane9

    theshane9 Newbie

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    Hey I am fresh and new to this. I am truly so hungry and crave to make my goal's and cant put into words how much so.


    My back ground

    I am reasonably young, 22 in fact almost 23, went to collage and done a two year course in construction, the surveying and estimating side of things. After completing the course I was left with a worthless 'qualification' (the collage 'sold it' and made out the course was what I should do as I wanted to be an architect, how ever after a year or so through we the students found out that this qualification would not get us anywhere and it was just an introduction course....we think they just wanted to get numbers up). Then after had to get a student loan to do the first course which was about £3000 and at college, then go onto university and get in even more debit. I didn't see this as an acceptable way to build myself a career and got some basic labouring job whilst I tried to figure out what I wanted to do in life.

    I am not lazy, I just don't want to get into huge debit and have direct debits coming out until I am most probably into my early or mid 30's just to pay of my training. I was kind of enjoying the labouring side of things, roofing, brick work, renovations and repairs. I enjoyed the freedom having come from a retail job, of not having a boss breathing down my neck and having freedom to be me myself, not having to put an act on to impress the customer (obviously I am a polite person but I am sure everyone knows what I mean by that). The home owners were very relaxed compared to retail shoppers and I was actually enjoying the work and learning.

    My boss had to let me go at Christmas of 2011. I was annoyed but there wasn't anything that could be done the work was not there. I then got a job doing security full time as there is always a good flow of security work and it is very reliable. I hated it, and still do ( I do it weekend now). But I managed to save enough money to buy a van, scaffolding, build a website etc I had all the tools that I needed and everything. I had the business going for about a year I had 3 jobs. I had posted 100's of leaflets posted on social media websites on for sale pages. everyone was undercutting everyone. where I live you cant go down a single street with out seeing at least 2 or 3 builders vans.

    I had learnt a lesson. I had gone into it not thinking about the competition, the building trade is FLOODED in the area that I live and the sad thing was at first I couldn't understand why I wasn't getting no work. long story short, I have work now and then, if you wanted you could easily earn 60 a day with no problems getting work in but that's not why I started my own thing as much as I used to enjoy it the main reason was making money. You could make quite a lot of money if you was to get big contracts and that type of thing but again the competition is just ridiculous, and for the amount of effort and money put into it; I am not very happy with the end result and its not going to make you rich like selling 1000's or products or what ever else on a bigger scale would, which is what I want to aim for.

    I am not too sure where to start. The way I see it is the internet is the best place to start, you can reach millions of people potentially, with minimal effort compared to a building firm ( I know there is a lot involved in the building of success on the internet, I am talking about hard physical work and then on top of that all the going around pricing jobs, then getting materials sorted then labour then trying to get job done so on and so on).

    Sorry for the life story if anyone has read it, but yeh that's me and what I am about. My goal.....Have a multimillion stream coming in by the time I am 30. Obviously the sooner the better but I have a lot to learn in a lot of different areas. I am going to look through this website and internet but If any of you guys know of some 'must reads' to help me out and learn then please post them I would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Welcome to BHW, First Read Out Some Basic Forum Sections, Concentrate on Sticky threads which are at the top in every section and high response one.

    Use Search Function if you want to find something.

    After Reading the forum and coming here for a week, then think what you want to start with.

    I am sure you will succeed, because you have a solid ambition.Good Luck
     
  3. RosuC

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    Good luck in your goals - GO for them and work to achieve them.

    Welcome to BHW
     
  4. theshane9

    theshane9 Newbie

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    Thank you guys, This is an amazing site packed full of interesting and useful tools, I am so happy I stumbled across it and very grateful to all the people that have taken the time to do the write ups and help.

    My first question, a very basic question be nice to me about it as I said above I am totally new to all this. I am looking into starting a membership site. Iv read quite a-bit into it and have found some very interesting posts. my question is about the downloads and software that is used. I am planning to download DAP and Aweber for this. With regards to which packages offered by DAP I am looking at either the 'Unlimited site licence' or the 'membership site in a box' . As I am new to this would I be better off spending that little bit extra on the 'membership site in a box' due to all the extras as I have nothing currently, nor programmes or links with the correct people? Also I have no idea how to use these will I be able to figure out how by just exploring the software, or would that be too big a step for a new person? thanks
     
  5. Noteofman

    Noteofman Newbie

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    Welcome to the forum, i hope to see you around
     
  6. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Power Member

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    Hey there. :) I'm DeeDee.

    Wish you a warm welcome.

    BHW is a great forum, start reading. ;)
     
  7. extreme90

    extreme90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Welcome to BHW!

    Enjoy the Club which is full of information and knowledge.

    Cheers.
     
  8. ac0708

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    Welcome to the forum! Cheers!
     
  9. nobaking

    nobaking Registered Member

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    Welcome and good luck. My only tip is to keep throwing "stuff" at wall and see if it sticks.