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I Have Time, Some Talent, and BHW, What Now?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ptrick125, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Ptrick125

    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    Hello, I have been a member for I think a week or so now, and would like to stay here :) I have already learned a lot, and hope that I have helped some people out. I am a teenager hoping to get more into the computer world. I already know HTML very well, and am working on learning some other languages. Currently I am creating mini-websites for people. If you could "restart" what would you do for money on the Internet?
     
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    from the title of your thread "I Have Time, Some Talent, and BHW, What Now?" i think all you have to do now is

    Take Action.

    parley? :D
     
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  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's great that you are starting as a teenager. Many of us wish
    that we had started at an earlier age.

    You said you know HTML. Well, you could get an account on Fiverr
    and offer to build small, one-page landing pages for $5.

    As far as learning other skills, if you enjoy web development,
    learn PHP. That is a valuable and marketable skill.

    Best Wishes - "Wiz"
     
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  4. Ptrick125

    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    That's a good idea about $5 landing pages, PHP is actually one of the languages I'm working on. I am also working on SQL, CSS, and JavaScript.
     
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    Love ur sig Wiz..


    at OP.. I would have started with CPA.. unfortuantely I've taken another road, started doing the only thing I knew about (before I found BHW).. I don't regret anything, but if I could press the reset button, I would go for CPA.
     
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  6. ExtraWinner

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    Start with keeping IM life away from your personal life - this can end up badly.
    Then put some limits - dont work more than 10 hours a day (have some play time or time out).
    Once ready - focus on one questions - what is you greatest talent?
    Are you good with drawing? Learn how to create design.
    Are you good with math and physics? Maybe learn how to code?
    Do you know a lot about SEO? Maybe offer some services?

    The IM world is open to you - make it right now and you are golden.

    Welcome :)
     
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  7. radhindanoes

    radhindanoes Registered Member

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    A little digging around in the world of eBay won't hurt. Who knows, it can be your next cash cow.
     
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  8. Ptrick125

    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    I think I give myself enough time to play :) I got to school until 3:30 and can't get online until 4:00, but I usually have soccer practice or play outside for an hour or two. I also play computer games. (Learned some basic advertising techniques on ROBLOX, PM for more details) Depending on the day, I could probably work for 4-5 hours.

    I'm not necessarily good at real drawing, but I am can do a decent job with photo editor programs. I understand math and physics well. I feel I am doing a good job learning how to code, I am happy that I chose to learn it while I'm younger. I understand the basics of SEO, but I would probably need help with a site that gets more than a few page views a day like the one I have already.

    I think I'm good at finding people the best deal on something, or finding a good eBay seller to buy from. I do a lot of eBay, and actually got a 200ft CAT5 cable on eBay for $10 shipped today.

    Another one of my "talents" is writing, I don't think I would be a good Article writer for other people, but I may be able to do it for myself.

    I am interested in electrical stuff, chemistry, biology, coding, computers, and most other science related stuff.
     
  9. Ptrick125

    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    I love eBay :) It has already saved me, and my family hundreds of dollars. I put up a web page creation service, got a few watchers, but no bids... :(
     
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    A little bit of a follow up:

    I already made my first sale on Fiverr! I put a sign around my bearded dragon with the customer's message. The other thing I'm doing is that I'm working with 2 other people on an Amazon affiliate store, also gaining lots of experience on the WP platform. I signed up for a site that pays me to post on sponsored forums. This weekend I applied for a CPA network, I may try out YouTube+CPA strategy. Overall I have made about ~$15 but I have a very good amount of experience so far. I have learned lots about SEO and IMing in my time at the forum here, thank you all for being so helpful. :)