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Making a Living Online: The Generation Gap

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dnreg, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. dnreg

    dnreg Junior Member

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    My friend wrote this article and I like it -- I find myself sympathizing with his comments quite often.

    From http://www.cashbackaffiliates.com/making-money-online-the-generation-gap/

     
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  2. Fireboltgirl

    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    People will think what they want. Personally I take great comfort
    in anonymity. I'd rather people think I was unemployed/useless/
    etc than let them know what I'm up to.

    I like your friends comments.
     
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  3. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    I just tell my friends I am an e-hustler. I took my hustle from the streets to the internet. There are no jobs in my state and almost everyone I know is out of work or is holding on to their crappy job for dear life. I've shown most of what I make and only got 2 people into what I do. And they started making money within the first month.

    I like to try to help my friends through this tough time, even though they see my accounts, see my pay, it still just doesn't click for them or they just aren't interested.

    But, it's not for everyone, ya know?
     
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  4. overl00rd

    overl00rd Junior Member

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    Not in your wettest dream...
    That's why we should bank hard while it's still not too regulated like Wall Street's.
     
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    raidel21 Regular Member

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    I like the way he explains it...
    Many people quit for the lack of support from family members.
    When people have a family to feed , it's especially hard.
     
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  6. dnreg

    dnreg Junior Member

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    150% agree!!! I think that's the most important part of that article -- we have to realize that right now, as our world is deregulated, we are in the Wild Wild West, making our own rules for the most part. It can only get harder from here.
     
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  7. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Well said guys. Yeah I support my Mother and Sister.
     
  8. btheory

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    I absolutely love the fact that 80% of the people I share my career with can't grasp the actual mechanics of what I do/how I do it.

    I think it's great because I don't care. I also think it's great because I'm sitting in my PJ's right now, just toked a bowl and put through a $1000 transfer to my bank account from Paypal an hour ago.

    Running an internet business is no joke - let's just make that clear. But the second I start caring about whether or not people understand why I stare at my computer, and how that puts physical cash money in my hand, that's the second my business fails.

    The generation gap is there for a reason - ignorance is bliss to those who'd prefer not to know.
     
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  9. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    I tell my peers I make money lurking BHW.
     
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  10. onizuka

    onizuka Regular Member

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    lol clade

    I guess I never really thought about how everyone else handles this
    with their families so it was a good read. At times I feel it would be
    easier having a traditional job because the question I always dread
    in conversation is "so what do you do for a living?"

    In the end though, if you are keeping food on the table you
    gotta do what you gotta do. I think we all have different paths
    in this world. If certain folks want to look down on what we do
    that is their thing but its better than some of the things other
    folks do in "real" jobs out there.

     
  11. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You can always say you work as a internet specialist for some company. Just use big words!
     
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    Ha! it's not the big words the problem, it's internet they simply don't understand.. People just don't want to know that information is a business all in itself.

    And that a good salesman is one that never has to see or even say hi to his clients.

    The family here is still just as ignorant, not because what I do is complicated but because they don't want to believe everything is changing/evolving.

    Sad for them, and us, cause that's when you know someone will never want to got try things outside the box, or help someone who they don't understand and don't intend to.
     
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    My mother suprised me last night when I was chatting with her. She told me about 6 months ago her and a friend were considering getting into CPA. They decided against it because of the learning curve. I am proud of her! She is 61 and is really catching on since I built her a computer. Mebee I will have to get her some E-books. LOL
     
  14. entrepreneur513

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    I read on another board, a guy said he tells people he runs a marketing firm, and if they ask what they do, he says they create information products and sell advertising. thats something most people would understand.
    i agree too.
     
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    im still struggeling earning money online online made 300€ this month and it my first 300€ i have been in this about 6 months now and its starting to get me down:( but i will stick to it THIS WILL WORK FOR ME!!!!!!
     
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    Them: How do you earn money to support your travels?

    Me: I do website development.

    Them: Oh. *long pause* Ok.
     
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  17. Danios

    Danios Registered Member

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    I said that to myself 3 years ago but still didn't cash in big yet.
    But who knows, if we work hard maybe in 10 years will be part of the elite.
     
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    defrokrull Newbie

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    I generally don't even talk to people, let alone get into how I can drive 2 cars and take care of 3 kids and my lazy ass wife(2:22 PM, she's sleepin on the couch). Then again, it aint their business.
    My neighbors think I'm a drug dealer or some shit.

    I still think it's crazy some people can't figure out what this is all about, but I started earning money back when I was like 13. I used to have a shitload of geocities and angelfire accounts banking on clicks...but I have become more professional since then.
     
  19. whiteninja

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    I can relate to the blank stares when discussing what I do to people. I think that the only thing that they can relate it to is a MLM or Amway type of business that you are running. lol I really don't concern myself with the whole ego thing of being able to say I'm a doctor or lawyer or whatnot. They know that I'm smarter than most of the pack and that's all that counts.
     
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    I find the skills I've learned in life, both personally and professionally, translate perfectly to the net and particularly to IM. I used to write screenplays, and content is king. Worked for an ad agency, and copywriting is crucial. Produced music videos, and made the video for a new venture (see sig). There always has, and always will be a generation gap, but on the net, it can easily blend into cyberspace-time.
     
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