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I Just Had The Biggest Revelation and Some Reflection on IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by GanjaPanda420, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. GanjaPanda420

    GanjaPanda420 Registered Member

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    So, I just had what has to be the biggest revelation ever. Let me explain.

    I would say it happened around 2-4 years ago. A long time ago pretty much. I was bored, to young to have a job, and wanted to make some money online. I can't remember how it happened, but I found a site that was basically "complete small tasks, make small money", I'm sure everybody is familiar with this gambit. Basically an affiliate farm with absolutely dismal amounts of money going back to the members. Now, they had a lot of weird jobs on this site.

    I remember having to transcribe people speaking on the phone or near their phone. All I knew was it was random snippets of conversations. Super shady stuff...But not what I came here to talk about. Like I said, all sorts of weird outsourced work. Transcribing invoices for fishmongers in San Fran, Providing traffic to law firm websites (It didn't realize until today I was helping to improve their SEO), downloading apps, etc.

    Here is what I realized: I got paid pennies on the fucking dollar. I was literally a click farm employee by accident and got paid shit. I think I made like $5? I spent two full days doing it. They probably made $500 off me. Fuck. In Hindsight, I can't believe how incredibly dumb I was. If only I knew real methods to make money. If I started Instagram accounts back then, they would be at millions of followers and I could have thousands of dollars.

    The thing that bothers me the most? I don't see opportunities to get in on the ground floor anymore. I wait and hope for the next Facebook/Instagram/Youtube. Yes, other ways exist to make money, but social media is where my heart is at. Everyday I go look at Crunchbase, hoping I'll see the next big thing. I've got 3 more years to prove I can make big things happen. If I don't do anything big in this timeframe, then my chances of doing anything later begin to shrink. If I don't do anything now, I might end up with student loans, a degree, four wasted years, and go into a pointless desk job in Biglaw.

    So what is my plan? Stop wasting money with failed ventures (Down about a grand), stick my heart into something I can be proud of, and make some money. The way I see the world is like this: Monetary growth is exponential. If I can build something from $100 that makes me $1000, then what will stop me from using $1000 to make $10,000? But alas, some things are getting in the way. Startup money, my age (The amount of fuckery I've had to go through so far to get past this is very high), and I don't have a mentor.

    That last one might seem a bit weird-But I think it's far easier to learn something with the help of someone who knows what they are doing (Trust me, I've had to teach myself math and it was 100% less effective than just taking classes with a teacher). I assume if I'm in this business long enough, one day I'll just get lucky and meet the right person. i don't even really need a mentor, I just need to be hired for some reason by someone in the IM area that I'm interested in the most (E-commerce, Social Media). I've gotten close a few times, but hopefully I'll get lucky eventually.

    More concise plan on my plans:
    • Work on new venture
    • Get lucky by finding the next big thing earlier enough
    • Get lucky by getting hired by someone (This could also help with startup money problem)
    In what is probably the 5th reflection in this thread, I have to go a bit meta. I originally set out to just write about the first part (getting scammed while trying to make money online), but this turned into some sort of weird rant/almost-a-journey-thread. I hope it makes for a good read at least.
     
  2. tokstesla

    tokstesla Power Member

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    Bon chancé amigo.
     
  3. alfie321

    alfie321 Newbie

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    No no no no no!

    NO!

    What basically you say is that you are going to be a leaf in the wind waiting for "the next big thing" which homie is not going to happen!
    This mentality will get you nowhere bro. If you rely on luck instead of yourself you are gonna suffer!

    2 days and you were already complaining? bro i dealt with 7 months of seeing not a damn penny, eating with $1, sometimes not eating until i sorted it out what i was doing wrong in my first e-commerce venture, so yeah, it pisses me off when i see this crying mentality.

    You guys need to go out to the real world and see how much you suck, you guys have this mentality of entitlement and think you are the shit when you are not and therefore rely and have faith in luck when the equation is just: work+think+implement+feedback+recalibrate.

    Really, go out and see with your own eyes that you are not that talented, go out and see that people with less knowledge are doing more money than you because they execute instead of mental masturbate, then you can go back to reality and start making changes which eventually will get you to succeed
     
  4. CialisBilligInternet

    CialisBilligInternet BANNED BANNED

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    Agree with poster above you need to know your own worth and dont be egotistical you must adapt around current situations.
     
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    You can't wait for the next big thing. Jump into social media and start throwing elbows. Make people pay attention to you. You can still look for the next big thing but take action now. Or you will wind up at a desk job in Biglaw.
     
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    Lunaaa Elite Member

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    How old are you
     
  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The people who made $500 while paying $5 don't seem to be waiting for the next Facebook. Why don't you learn *that* lesson?
     
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    There is no next big thing till you work on current available big thing.