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I'm Fed Up With Thinking Working For Yourself Is SOO Easy!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dan Da Man, May 11, 2012.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Is it just me or does it get annoying when people here what you do and say, "Oh I want to start my own business, how do I begin" and "oh it doesnt seem that hard".

    When people think your doing well working for yourself they want to be your best friend and they think that you can be their in for success. God, this shit annoys the f**k outa me.

    Do they know how hard I have worked for the last two years and how much sacrifice it takes to own your own business? I had one guy ask me for advice. I told him to go to WF to start. He then comes back to me the next day and says, "hey i read the Warrior Forum, now how do I make money?"

    Haha I guess I better get use to it!

    P.S. sorry my title didn't make sense. I'm a horrible proofreader
     
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    Less people to put up with. I was about to explain to a friend yesterday, but then I just decided to forget it.
     
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    Agreed. But hey we probably all use to think making a successful business was easy.
     
  4. chad362wiley

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    Tell him there are all kinds of top secret, million dollar step by step ways to get the big money, like google paying you $97 an hour working from your home! Its all at this magical place: digital point
     
  5. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah lol. I just think its money that people who would never talk to me all of a sudden want to be my best friend
     
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    Me too face such idiots all time. :(
    Many people ask me for advise and when i tell them to start by reading forums or by freelancing,they come back after 2 days and say no no,tell me what you do.
    WTF.
    Why would i tell you something that took me 8 to 9 years of hardwork. :(
     
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  7. Mortz

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    Wait you're successful at IM? Me too. "Now how do I make money?"

    :p
     
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  8. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    It really amazes me. Yeah, I spent countless hours sitting in the cave while you were out partying, while you were laughing at what I was doing. I have failed and failed so I can give you all the nuggets? I guess you have to laugh at how stupid this concept is.

    I think they figure it's worth a try.
     
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    Agreed. But what exactly you do on internet ?? :) :)
     
  10. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Sell my bod ;)
     
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    While all my friends are jealous now - they all remember not seeing me for the last five years.

    The worst thing is that I'm automatically left off invites because they got so used to me not making it because I was working.

    (this all actually refers to a bricks and morter business I have now sold - that weekend business allowed me to build the online business that now gives me my financial and personal freedom - a personal freedom that still keeps me tied to my desk for 50% more hours than their paid jobs. The only difference is I do my hours when I want to. And if I want to take the whole day off to go for a paddle or a dive I can - I just have to work from 6pm to 3am to make up for it.)
     
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    Well, considering the fact that the first search a person performs when he discovers Google starts with 'porn' and the second starts with 'how to make money' - its no wonder you meet these guys often. :)
     
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  13. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Awesome post! It comes down to sacrifice. I remember reading something somewhere that people always see success as an event and not a process. So all the 9-5ers see th event of having to work whenever and having excess cash or whatever. They think that it must be easy and that it looks so fun.

    What they don't see is the countless sacrifices. Long nights, not a lot of fun, a lot of pornhub and redtube and a lot of crticism and resentment.

    In the end most people don't have what it takes. But all the hardships makes you a better person too.

    Also, the best is when they say their looking out for you. Or that Im wasting my youth. Hahahaha. And working in a cubicle is not?
     
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    I know your frustration mate!People think making money in online is like a piece of cake but they don't know the hard work,sweat,sacrifice one made to come up to the position they are now.
     
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    Some things are better left for people to experience.

    I DID start out in the same shoes. Naive, uneducated, etc.

    I'm basically a technician (to use the term from E-Myth). I'm quite good at it. But when I start a business, I wear manager and entreprenur hats too.

    And oh, some people even become their office janitor. So yeah it's not easy.

    People should stop dreaming about starting a web design business just because they are good at web design. It takes a lot more than that.

    But is the journey WORTH taking? Definitely. I won't do anything different in terms of starting my own business.
     
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    Don't act like it's digging ditches either though.

    Make a list of tasks and stick to it. Have a timer that goes off every 5 minutes making sure you are still on task and not distracted.

    Once you know how to make money, Focus is what makes it easy.

    It's "hard work" teaching yourself to work effectively!
     
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    it's because of all those ads like "Local mom makes $475/hour from home using this one simple trick" that have become ubiquitous. so when you tell someone you make money on the internet, they think they've just met one of those local moms from that ad they saw, and now they wanna know what your big secret is. :p
     
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    I agree, im happy to see im not the only one thats had to "cave in" for months, years and work away on my business and read and test out things.

    The reward of not having a boss, normal routine (9-5 & holidays on x days only) and having the spare cash to do what ever you want when you want is hella worth the journey I took. Would I do it again, HELLL YEAAAAH, I should have started when I was 19.

    Speaking of goodness, thanks for changing that avatar.... I was keeping out of all your threads becoz of it.
     
  19. jiipodd

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    Working for yourself is definitely not easy as we all know. And people tend to forget that, often it has taken a lot of time and also financial sacrifice (through opportunity cost - you could have been working on some "real company" while building your business) to get a money making business running.

    Most people see only the good and not the work behind all that.
     
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    I agree but you can't blame them. So many websites offer advice on how to get rich quickly working online, it is sad.
    People see these articles and think it's not that hard. Nobody talks about all the failures.