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My humble beginnings - from zero to hero

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by wickliff, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. wickliff

    wickliff Newbie

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    Greetings good people of BlackHatWorld :)

    I really like reading your journey style threads, so I decided to create my own. So far I have no experience when it comes to IM, but I'm eager as hell to learn. I have been lurking around the forum for quite some time now and I really think that writing a journey could help me accelerate my way to some extra profit :)
    Okay, my story is following. I have been writing all kinds of software since I was 12, including some pretty awesome things, like some sorts of "bad" software (not the kiddie kind of RATs and copy/paste garbage you can find today online, but some serious stuff (god forgive me :D )), toy operating systems, low level network utility tools, massive web crawlers, bots and so on. However, over the years, I switched my focus to researching social dynamics, evolutionary psychology and anthropology and that made my coding skills a bit rusty (although I partially developed a pretty interesting sociometric software). Currently I'm 25, unemployed (I quit couple of months ago after 4 years of doing boring J2EE) and since there are not much interesting work in my country, I'd really like to give IM a try, since I find that subject extremely interesting and I really got sick of underpaid 9-5 jobs. Long story short, my plan is to make a constant income of 50$+/day by the end of this year. I'm hardworker (and insomniac, lol), so if you guys are right about hard work paying off in BH IM, I guess I'm in the right place. :)

    So far, I have couple of obstacles I'd need advice about:
    - Only way I can receive money in my country is via Payoneer
    - I need a kickstart advice, to start working with something that will pay off in relatively short period of time (to get back on my feet when it comes to money)
    - Not enough starting capital for something serious
    - My English is bad, as you can probably conclude from this post, so writing articles is not an option in this moment

    However, I have couple of ideas:
    - I started developing a little software that downloads videos from Vine specified by hashtag, merges them and then uploads to YouTube
    - I have a plan for developing several crawlers that will get data from various yellow pages websites and collect emails
    - Also, I'm planning to make a small software for crawling contact forms across the web

    I'm looking forward to your replays if any of this ideas can be profitable, every piece of advice, critics or support is very welcome :)
    Cheers!
     
  2. richestmaninbabylon

    richestmaninbabylon Junior Member

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    You seem to have a lot more knowledge and skills then the majority of newbies on this forum. That will be a huge advantage to you in your journey.

    That being said, you really need to brainstorm how to use those skills you already have to generate capitol.

    Here is an exercise that I use to come up with life changing ideas:

    List All of your Internet skills, and then pick your top 3-5.

    Then grab a sheet of paper and write at the top- "How can I make $x,xxx(or whatever your goal is) a month with my 3-5 best skills."
    The key here is that you must force yourself to come up with 20 answers. First 10 will be easy, but after that the last 10 will get very hard. You MUST force yourself to think until you have 20. After you complete this pick your best idea, many times it will be #20, and take massive action everyday.

    Good Luck