1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I'm at a slump in my life.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by YoungEntrepreneur, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. YoungEntrepreneur

    YoungEntrepreneur Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3
    Well, I've recently hit a slump in my life, and I just don't know what to do with myself. I can't seem to find anything interesting anymore, I can't find a hobby, just nothing entertains me.
    Here's the story. I used to be very deeply interested into computers, Graphics Design, Making money and such, I was on the computer constantly, I mean 24 / 7. I eventually got around to making a cpa account, and within around 3 months, I had $323.00. Well, I then began to run into real world problems and started slacking off in every aspect of my life. I got mixed up in the wrong things, got into trouble I shouldn't have. Basically, Screwed my life up. I sold my computer, lost track of time and of my self and just fell off the face of the earth basically. Well, now these past 3 months, I've done a complete 180 turn in my life, I've got a part time job, really cleaned my act up. Now, I'm struggling with the problem of depression, or a slump. I can't seem to find myself a hobby that I enjoy or well, anything to even entertain me. So, I've defaulted back to what I used to love, hoping that I might once again be able to get into computers as much as I used to. So, I've been saving money for the past... Year or so, and I've got around 3,400 dollars saved up in that time. I'm stuck making a decision right now, and that decision is, whether I should buy a computer (Laptop, or Desktop.) or if I should keep saving my money and invest it into other things. (I am the biggest tight wad ever when it comes to money.) I've been looking at building me a computer but I would have to drop $1,300 on it which would really hurt me to see my money drop that much. But you gotta spend money to make money I guess right? Basically what I expect to do with this computer is start reading up and studying the guides on this forum, and Brushing up on my Graphics Design so I can start my own business / start making money online. I've always been sort of an entrepreneur, I love working for myself. But honestly, what I'm really trying to ask from you guys is, If you were in my situation, what would you do? I only make about 700 bucks a month at this part time job I'm currently employed at, and I don't have my own computer for me to sit down and relax and study things on. Would it be a good investment for me to buy my own computer? Or should I just save my money and keep my day job, not even bothering with trying to make money? It's just depressing to think this is all I am doing with my life. I'd like to be someone, something. I'd like to have purpose in my life. Any advice or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Sorry to spill my whole life story out on you guys like this, but I'm no longer a part of any online communities and I would like to start getting active in this one.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  2. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    387
    Dude... buy the computer.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    756
    Location:
    Behind You :)
    For now, do both. Keep your day job and buy the computer. Work on the computer when you get home from work. Once you see that you're making enough money online / your business, then quit your day job and go hard with your online ventures.
     
  4. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    502
    Regardless of how bad life becomes, you must still use paragraphs.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 27
  5. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5,048
    Likes Received:
    3,684
    Occupation:
    Just Another Digital Marketer!
    Location:
    "Insta Rank"
    Home Page:
    stuff happens, dont be depressed. view it as a challange and try to solve it with a new point of view.

    Get a computer and start working hard, its not difficult to make it back in 1 month or less.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  6. Beingakrant

    Beingakrant BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    626
    Our Problems are actually stairs for elevating us. Never consider problems as a roadblock, they can be blessing in disguise, maybe there's something big coming on your way. Hope is the key my friend. Couple of years back I was bankrupt but do you know what I always said to myself " If I give up and stop taking actions, then I'll have everything to lose but if I start taking massive action, then I'll have everything to gain. After falling, I always had a choice to sit there and sob. I chose the other way around and moved ahead. Make new friends, talk with them, share ideas, and enjoy life man. The life we got is one of the best gifts we can ever get. There can't any better gift than having your life and an option to do anything of your choice. I cherish this fact everyday. I say to myself, "even if tomorrow I am bankrupt or I fail in the business then I won't worry because there are millions of people across the world who don't have a choice but to die in pain and oblivion. I have always a choice to stand up and start everything from Square one. The same goes in your case. Have a proper plan before you start. I mean the computer you're saying. Sit down and think, and if you're confident of the idea, then go for it. Cheers to you.
    Never Never Never Give Up :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  7. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,663
    Likes Received:
    7,108
    Occupation:
    Generate Leads With FB Ads For Just $1
    Home Page:
    What is your plan after you have bought the computer?

    Do you really need a computer that cost that much? Or do you just want one for games and ish that wont make u money.

    Maybe its better to get a $300 laptop first and just use that until you make some more $$$....


    G00d luck.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    776
    Occupation:
    IM all the way.
    White people problems.

    Problem: needs computer for business (got to spend money to make money he says).
    Cost of computer to do job well: $300-400 MAX.
    He wants to spend: $1,300.
    Why would you ever need such a powerful computer? Intense graphics and GAMES.

    Mmmm hmmm. Yeah, I'm being a bit of an arsehole right now.
     
  9. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    182
    You can get a solid laptop for like $500-600 these days bro, I'm not sure why you're thinking you need to drop $1K+ when you're just getting back into the swing of things. Once you're making some cash with your online marketing/design work/etc, then you can drop all the money you want on a badass rig.
     
  10. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    34
    sorry to hear you're ina bit of a slump -- it happens to all of us at one time or another. First off, keep your day job, that's how you pay the bills....save enough to get a computer...and focus on design.

    You can start a web design company, I would target local companies in your area for starters. You can hire someone to do the coding if you don't know html/css. Once you get a client, you could probably get a 3-5 page web site coded for under $100. If I were you, I'd buy a mac, best for designers...but they aren't cheap...maybe buy a used one on craigslist until you can afford to buy a new one.

    To get out of the depression funk, get some daily exercise. Ride a bike, lift weights, or simply go for a walk. Hope that helps.
     
  11. silentthunder

    silentthunder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1,342
    Occupation:
    cpa
    Location:
    In the pink
    In comparison with so many people who post on bhw about their problems your problems ain't that bad. Everything is relative right? But you got a lot going on. You're extremely focused, you're not afraid of hard work, you know how to save really well even on a low paying part time job, you have graphics skills, a little bit of cpa experience and earning history and you know your way around bhw!


    You know how many posts I've seen in the last 12 months alone of people literally dying because they can't do 5 or 6 of the things you're doing right now? Lotz. No joke. Plus some of them didn't have two dimes to rub together.


    Probably simpler and more efficient to buy a 6 or 700 dollar pc but less expensive would be even better. A Dude like you needs a few computers right? Start with a low priced one, learn more and earn more and work your way up. Only thing is remember about all the catastrophes and suffering you and yours will experience if you do the derp move even a little bit and how deeply interesting and entertaining your life will be when your actions are bulletproof because actually the world is already yours. Ready>>set>>go.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  12. phatzilla

    phatzilla Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,366
    Likes Received:
    1,017
    How old are you?
     
  13. rippy

    rippy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Euro - Ozzie
    Dont forget to role a Blunt :44:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  14. PreacherJesse

    PreacherJesse Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    Internet Ninja
    Location:
    Manila
    the guy's looking to cash out on a computer for graphics design so I guess the 1k+ computer should serve him well.

    besides, it will be helpful for him to have an easily-accessible entertainment center whenever and wherever he needs it.

    OP, don't feel down man. For what it's worth, there are a lot of other people on the planet in worse situations. like me. : )
     
  15. rbbadzz

    rbbadzz Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    17
    If he's just doing web or even print graphics he doesn't need that powerful a computer. I bought a ibm t61 off of ebay for $180. Now 3d graphics on the other hand.
     
  16. bxuhub

    bxuhub Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    24
    Occupation:
    Internet Addict
    Location:
    Philippines
    Home Page:
    Hi there dude! Do not be so depressed with life's trials. Make life meaningful by looking on the positive side. Continue with your part time job. If you worry much on dropping more than a thousand dollars to buy a computer, then slowly set aside some money from your monthly salary. in three or four months, you can buy your new set of computer. The talent of graphic design won't go. Continue making money from it. Although it would take some time to establish online earnings, keep the patience and determination level up!
     
  17. TeamUnique

    TeamUnique Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    324
    Location:
    Under the coffee table
    No matter how bad life gets, you can always turn to the computer,

    without a computer in life.. shit just got real.
     
  18. HelpingHawaii

    HelpingHawaii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    45
    I was in a similar situation as you not that long ago (actually just 4 months ago) I was kicked out of my parents house with nothing but $20, and a backpack full of clothes. For the 1st month I just partied, and tried to figure my life out while staying with some friends.. The second month I started designing websites using Wix for local businesses to earn some living money, still staying with the same friends. The third month I spent promoting myself as a web-designer, bought my equipment (I was working on my friends 500mb ram 2003 computer, wasn't working out that well), rented out a studio. Now I'm into my 4th month after my "slump" I have over a dozen clients, several opportunities, and world-changing goals. It's all about personal motivation bro, btw I'm 17.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. GunzZ

    GunzZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    294
    Location:
    My Mind
    How can you live without a computer? What do you expect to entertain you...TV or what? Just buy ANY computer as soon as possible and you will found many hobbys and money making opportunities.
     
  20. xTiger

    xTiger Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Getting Richer
    +1
    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1