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How Many of You Believe in Yourself?? Be Honest..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrsE, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. MrsE

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    I have seen SO many people just try and try and try to make money online, and everyone always thinks they can do it... but how many of you ACTUALLY believe that you can do it?

    What's holding you back? Why are you scared? Is it financial reasons? DO YOU actually believe in yourself?? Do you have a wife/gf bitching at you, which discourages you?? Do other's tell you that you're going nowhere??

    FUCK THAT....

    My dad used to tell me that this was all a waste of time... and that I should just get a normal job, work 9-5, get a car, an apartment, settle down, and live the American (or wherever you are) dream...

    FUCK THAT....

    Why is everyone always so *stuck* in society?? thinking that college is the only way to go to make cash out there?! IT'S NOT!!!

    80% of my graduating class went to college.....
    2% of them are actually pursuing their goals....
    .5% of the ones pursuing their goals are actually going to stick with it....

    Almost everyone I went to school with, who went to college, is either STILL there, not knowing WHAT THE FUCK they're doing... or else, they're back in our hometown, working 9-5 at TacoBell (paying off their $50,000 loans)...

    FUCK THAT....

    Why is it so hard for people to just BREAK OUT of the Norm.... and go out on a whim?? Why won't people just try to be different?? Like us??

    Everyone in BHW is different....

    Black Hat World Members are *those people*.... who actually got away from *the norm*... and i'm proud to be a part of this place!

    If you're reading this, and still afraid to try new things.... Beat it worker drone.... Tell the man I said HI

    I just don't understand what so many people are afraid of losing?! IT'S LIFE!!
     
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  2. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Keep in mind that not everyone knows about this place. Not everyone has internet. In order for us to succeed we have to keep some people having a 9-5, not everyone can be internet millionaires.
     
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    Well sometimes i must say feels like hmm now i got this amount ;P what to do next , but well i don't give up until this works and i know i can overcome those stupid things that are holding me back :O
     
  4. tomksoft

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    Being an internet millionaire is like being an actor or a singer - you need to have "this something" :) It's like money sense - everything you touch makes you cash.
     
  5. MrsE

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    Yeah....
    But it's not just limited to the Internet...

    Why don't people take risks on starting their own Business?? or setting up their own shop??
    it's just sad to see SO many people stuck in the cubicle their WHOLE life... or assembling a car for someone that's making 700 times what you are..... ya know?
     
  6. aмillionaírе

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    Yeah, but you can help by starting a business and hiring these people, let them excel in their senses, maybe they're natural entrepreneurs and their destiny will take toll. I don't think there's a means available where everyone can win though, which is unfortunate.
     
  7. ajeeyunz

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    You are absolutely correct, Caesar.

    We can be success at IM, what we can do for them is, give them a good paying job, so they can pay their loan (just like you said, boosey, $50,000).
     
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    I am actually on the point that everyone telling me that all this is a waste of time and I should go to collage, get a job....I don't make a lot online but I will keep trying. I smell too good to get a job and have a boss :D Today I promise to myself that I will work hard to archive my dreams and make a lot of $$$ online. I don't know when I will do that but I will keep trying and I promise that I will come back when I archive my dreams and post in this thread (bookmark it!). Thanks you for giving me courage.
     
  9. MrsE

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    Very true guys...

    I'm just glad I didn't get stuck in the funk....
    I know of 2 other people out of my grad. class that are working online....

    One guy sells shit on ebay fulltime, and makes some serious bank!!
     
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    I'm reading a good book that has given me a paradigm shift. by Dr Joseph Murphy, the power of the subconscious mind. get it and read it!
     
  11. sidddd

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    Awesome.. FUCK THAT!!!

    My parents used to say me - hey son,why are you wasting the time online and dont study like other kids do but when I said I will make money (1.7 years ago) they were like ok,GO ON .. but I hardly used to make any money in the initial period for around 3 months..

    So the parents were like - Hey,this Internet making money is complete bullshit.. stop this and get back to the normal student life.. get a job and enjoy making 600-800$ (Normal initial salary of a software engineer ) when you passout .. But I was like

    FUCK!!! I gotta earn myself some value (Respect)


    In just 1 month I made 400$ and slowly things were like - Hey son.. I never knew you can do that.. Now itz like they never say me to study as I make more than what the Software engineer earns per month by not even working for an 1 hour per day... And this year I am gonna multiple the income by 5 times somehow and maybe this post will always make me energetic

    FUCK THE WORLD... :D

    Now I am not a normal student.. even if I study and score low marks no one is gonna fucking say me WHY did that happen.. Itz all about trying out something different in your life.. you will never succeed if you are doing what majority of the people do.. I have seen many engineers having a decent lifestyle but is this what are they happy enough ? Don't we have big dreams.. ?? I DO and heck,to get this done I am not going to lead a life of being NORMAL..

    EDIT - I am so pumped up that it feels like banging all the college girls RIGHT NOW! :D
     
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  12. MrsE

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    Shit... I just paid off one of my credit cards 2 days ago....

    I was FUCKED for a little while... not quite sure what I was gonna do..

    I had like $2000 on 1 card... $800 on a JCPenny card....and 3 more credit cards with like $300 limit... ALL MAXED OUT

    Luckily I sold my old car for 3x what I bought it for, and paid off some of that shit... now i'm probably gonna flip my car (once it turns spring).... because people are always lookin for sportscars in the spring!!! :D
     
  13. WickednDivine

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    I personally love having my 9-5 job. Maybe i'm one of the "lucky ones", but between the friends I have there, the guaranteed paycheck, the challenging work and the GREAT health benifits, i would have to make at least twice my yearly salary to even think about leaving.

    Internet income has always been supplemental for me, more like a hobby than a job.
     
  14. 19w08

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    Its all personally ofcourse, and cant speak for anyone else but me.

    I see IM as my job. The slightly shady parts of it make my gross income, and for the sake of it i make aprox one site a week to keep myself up to date with the latest seo ideas and good wp plugins that make my life as a IM easier. ( and traffic explaining :D )

    Why is everybody chasing the millions.

    I make a good income at the moment, and i live a good life from it, but it did not come cheap.

    There are a lot of people saying, go take a REAL job. Well fuckem. This is a job.

    I make far more then those who are bitchin me about that. thats good enough for me.

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  15. springer98

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    Wow, boosey, the Taco Bell in your hometown must be HUGE if most of your graduating class works there... or, your high school was very tiny. :yield:

    It seems to me, in the last century or so, our society has moved away from the norm being self-sufficiency to being dependent upon someone or some thing... i.e. government or big business. The last few generations have promoted the "go to college and get a job" mentality that previously did not exist.

    Now, the "about to be installed" regime is hawking dependence upon the government. <sigh> That's a whole 'nother rant.

    Higher education has never been a bad idea but it has come to the point where one cannot aspire to anything much above an entry level position without some type of degree or certificate.

    Education, it seems, at all levels, does promote becoming a "good employee." Few people who aspire to a higher level of knowledge see beyond that.

    Someone above me posted how we still need the employed to serve us. That is, has been, and always will be, true. I don't advocate throwing out the education system and replacing it with everyone becoming their own boss.

    Good for all of us here who are making it. Same for all the others on other forums everywhere and even those who aren't members of any type of online community who are making it entirely on their own. To all of us and them, I say, "BOOYAH!"

    To the others who actually prefer working to enrich someone else or who just can't figure out how to achieve their dreams and have decided to take what they're given, I say, "It must suck to be you!"

    Everyone has to believe in something... I believe I'll have another beer!
     
  16. Jagged55

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    Sometimes people just choose to be happy rather than appear successful. I have met many people over the years that are 100% happy working as a bartender or a grunt in a cubical. They will take their salary and their 4% raise per year home to the wife and kids and live happily ever after. Personally, I may not like the profession some have but I respect them for doing what they have to do to be happy or even survive.

    Grinding it out online 12 hours a day and scraping by is no different than doing it in a cubical. The difference is that the guy in the cubical knows he will be getting paid on Friday while many people in IM don't know where the next dollar is coming from. But to answer your question, yes I do believe in myself :)
     
  17. jagrmeister721

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    At times, I doubt my instincts. But like Churchill said success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm (or something like that). As a result, I am now financially independent, although past mistakes haunt me. I am somewhat paranoid at protecting my Internet income stream. Slowly but surely though, as the money keeps coming in, my view is changing (knowing full well I will make more mistakes, but also have the capacity to recover from them).
     
  18. John Dough

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    I think I understand Boosey's original statement/question. I believe people have a fundamental need to feel "safe". Society has told us for a long time that the way to be 'safe' and experience no 'fear' is to settle down, get a 9-5, work for someone else, and this will always be 'safe'.

    Unfortunately we do not live in this world anymore. There is no employer/employee loyalty, no sense of obligation to take care of the people who work for you. If the employer gets in trouble financially, the employee is the first to go!

    I was always told this. The definition of an 'asset' is ' something that puts money in your pocket'. The definition of a liability is 'something that takes money out of your pocket'.

    If this is true, then if you work for someone else i.e. an 'employer' you are ALWAYS taking money OUT of his pocket. No matter how much you bring in, how hard you work, how much he likes you, you are ALWAYS A LIABILITY. I believe that I can not live as a liability. I cannot be the thing taking money out of someones pocket, because then if he does not have enough money I am out on the street.

    When you work for yourself you are always an asset. You are putting money IN your pocket. Now, when you are not doing well, this becomes scary. It turns into fear. This is when most people jump ship and go back to what they think is 'safe' even though it really is not. This is an illusion.

    I feel safe because I know that no matter what, no matter where, or how, I will ALWAYS find a way to put money IN my pocket. I am ALWAYS an asset to myself. This is safer to me. I am not depending on someone else and their set of skills or way of managing to make sure I am safe.

    So Boosey, to answer your question, it is a matter of how brave someone is. It is how many times in their childhood they took a chance and came out on the better side of things. It is usually those of us who had a tough childhood and became used to being a bit scared, who tend to survive and prosper. We are used to taking a chance. We know we can depend on ourselves. We have been there and done that.

    So for those of you who have not mastered this mindset. Think of the asset vs. liability factor. Start with small steps and build your successes and your confidence. Put yourself on the line, do a great job, and build those mental muscles that will tell you next time ' I survived XXXXX, I can survive this, heck I can survive ANYTHING!'. If you sit back, don't take a chance, never try you never build this mental muscle.

    You have to fail to succeed in life. You have to put yourself out there, get knocked down, and get back up again. You have to do this over and over, and eventually you will discover that nothing can hold you down. That you have been through so much before that you KNOW you can handle whatever comes your way. That you KNOW that if you get knocked down you will get back up again.

    This is where that 'special something' comes from. This is why we are who we are.

    And I love each and every one of you for it. For taking a chance. For believing in yourselves. This is what makes us special. This is what sets us apart.

    John
     
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  19. MrsE

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    @Mark....

    Dude, I got something that i'm putting together today, and tomorrow, and probably the next day.... But I KNOW that i'm gonna make some cash from this one!!... I have huge plans, flyers already made up, planning on doing some PPC advertising, and Social Bookmarking :D....

    I'll post when I start seeing some cash-flow.....

    I'm positive that next week will be a $1000 week..... I am 100% positive!!
     
  20. kayzne

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    I started to make money online at 14 years old. My goal, was to achieve 20,000 a month. 7 years later, myspace made my goal a reality.

    Those 7 years were a struggle, started learning html, websites, tried my hand at warez and carding, learned graphics, hosting, and list building.

    The day I cashed in 7 grand in one day I knew I had made it.

    Don't expect it to be easy, marketing is a job just like any other, but what's the difference? The income potential is limitless.

    I'm currently gearing up for a half million dollar year.

    My advice is, study the internet, but don't limit yourself to JUST THE INTERNET. study people's behavior, trends, website basics and legitimate marketing. Fly by night methods will only reap a short windfall.

    To answer your question, I've always believed in the internet. It's a complelty seperate level to the world, and I beleived in the concept so strongly, i'm still here.. 12 years later.