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How do you describe your IM to family/friends?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Beven, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    So I'm reaching the point with my internet marketing where it has potential to turn into a full-time income. Obviously my friends and family are starting to get interested in what it is I'm doing. Every time I get asked about what I do so far I've just responded with Internet Marketing or SEO which unsurprisingly gets a baffled look 90% of the time.

    I guess what you respond with depends on what exactly it is you are doing online, but I'd love to hear how you guys describe your work to your friends and family. Maybe it will help me describe what I do better..
     
  2. forvenz

    forvenz Regular Member

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    It's hard , but the problem is that it sounds like a bad job or job for kids , until you make serious money of course .
    But until you will make money your parents think you do nothing on the internet and wasting your time or it is just my case
     
  3. gaabrielz

    gaabrielz Registered Member

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    I say the same thing as when people ask me about my developer job.
    - I do "Computer stuff".
     
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    duimstra Regular Member

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    I don't explain anything. At all.
    If they want to learn anything they can go online and learn it for themselves.

    I've been down the road when you want to help your friends and family but in the end 100% of them don't do anything.

    Everybody thinks it's easy because you just "click on teh computah" and if you can do it, so can they.
    Do you even realize what that tells you about their opinion of you? I didn't at first and I'll never make that mistake again.
     
  5. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Either you're 'in' marketing or a marketing manager or you build websites and stuff. I can't build websites, well not very well any way, but there is no point in telling people about IM/SEO as they don't get it.

    My close friends and family know what I do but still don't understand. I just say I get sites to the top of Google and they make loads of money and I charge a fee for doing so.

    A friend of mine thinks I just Google stuff all day....
     
  6. Beven

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    Haha that's hilarious
     
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    "I work for google"

    That's what I tell them now lol
     
  8. rangerOH

    rangerOH Regular Member

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    they will never understand. period.
    i tried to explain to my gf, over and over again, she never understand.
    and i stay home all day, so she think she can tell me please come and bring me food, or can u do this shit, and that drive me crazy and waste my time.
    i may have to go get my self a office, just to be alone.
    and other people: i say i am programmer
    people think i create programs, and some people come to me and say ' can u hack my gf fb ' or some shit like that
    to be IMer is not being understandable, deal with it