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[Introduction] Thought I'd swing by and introduce myself.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TeamUnlimitedIncome, May 28, 2014.

  1. TeamUnlimitedIncome

    TeamUnlimitedIncome Newbie

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    Would you like a beer? If not I have bottled water. Let me introduce myself. On BHW I'm going by TeamUnlimitedIncome.

    I'm a pretty private person. Been online since probably 93/94. Made a few bucks back then promoting gambling websites. During it's hay day I was probably doing close to $6k a month. Business soon died off after about a year and a half. Either because my day job interfered, because software rapidly advanced, or maybe because I became a little lazy thinking that I could slack off a bit on promoting myself. It probably had to do with all of that and then some.

    Then I started another internet business around 1997, it lasted until about 2002. During it's hay day I peaked out around $9k a month. That only lasted a short time, but consistently I was earning about $7k a month. That is until my good ole day job interfered with my side gig and I lost my biggest customer. This customer was paying me $4k a month.

    I was heart broken, but I did manage to put a nice chunk away to buy my first house. Business eventually died off, because I let it. I had a good job, but was commuting a 130 miles one way to work and working 16+ hours a day (in this case being on salary sucked). I grew tired of the commute, had a child and eventually found employment elsewhere. Looking back now, I would've probably been able to retire relatively young if I would've kept that job. The company stock went from less than $10 to well over $140 since then. When I left I cashed it all out (stupid choice) and used the funds to fund an offline business that didn't do that well. I sold that business two years later and almost broke even.

    A few years later and a couple of natural disasters later my savings was pretty much diminished. I switched jobs up a few times for more money and long story short I haven't really started another online business since then. I've sold software (about 1,000 copies), but no real business. I even ran a newsletter for a couple of years, but never made more than about $1200 a month.

    For the last several years I've kept a notebook next to my bed to write in..they're brain storming ideas, marketing ideas, software ideas, money making ideas, etc. I know the ins and outs of the web, programming, server admin, etc. and now it's time to put some of my outside the box ideas to the test.

    Glad to meet you. Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. artlocke

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    Welcome to BHW. This was the first introduction that I enjoyed reading. :p
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

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    Great intro. Welcome to BHW!
     
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    Sounds awesome, can't wait to see what you can do!

    Why did you stay at your day jobs when you were earning that much money on the side?
     
  5. TeamUnlimitedIncome

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    Back in the 93/94 I just kind of fell into promoting gambling websites. At the time I was young, with a good job, great benefits, and still not married. Even enjoyed my full time job. Never felt comfortable with the idea of going full time promoting gambling websites. In 1997-2002, I definitely could've took that business full time, but my then girl friend (now wife) wasn't to keen on the idea and she wasn't computer savvy enough to help out with running the business. In fact nobody I knew locally was computer savvy enough to help out.

    I try and not dwell on the "what ifs" in life though. I try and pick myself up by the boots and keep on trekking along. :)

    Thanks for inquiring.
     
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    That "I've kept a notebook next to my bed to write in" line got me.

    I always have ideas one day would like to pursue but when I think about it.. it's all blank. Having a notebook to write in full of ideas is the way to go.
     
  7. TeamUnlimitedIncome

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    If you're anything like me I'm constantly thinking. Sometimes it even keeps me from getting a good nights sleep. ;)
     
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    Same here mate, I have a diary in which I write the ideas I get. :) Awesome introduction ;) and Welcome to BHW! :)
     
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  10. mickyfu

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    I always thought the first online casino / gambling website was released in 1994.
     
  11. TeamUnlimitedIncome

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    It could've been 94/95. I'd have to see if I have some old files. Terrible with dates. I do remember that at the time there were very few online casinos and Altavista came along shortly after. I think Compuserve was around though.
     
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    If someone asked me when I started IM, I doubt I could put a year on it. Just that when I am writing about shit on my websites, I have always thought 1994 was when it all started, and apparently IGT's Cleopatra slot machine was the first slot available to play online, or even first casino game. Not too sure myself, as you can never believe what you read. Would be interested to know from someone who was about at that time. Bit before my time, I started IM with the forex boom.
     
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    Welcome to BHW! I'm new too ;)
     
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    Believe me there's been many "great ideas" that were complete flops, and many more that were started and never finished. Thanks for all the welcomes.
     
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    interesting intro, interesting story! sure you have a lot to contribute to the forum! so welcome to BHW and have a wonderful stay!