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My mom wants me to quit IM and get a "real job"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WorkHardL0veLife, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    So all through high school I've done IM and my mom never bitched at me, I was making more than my friends working part time ( most of my IM experience i've had some hard times ) .. but now that I just finished my first year of college she wants me to get "outside job experience". I'm telling her as long as I'm going to college and making money she shouldn't be bitching at me.. I make enough to pay my bills / tuition and help her pay the internet bill and give her money. She told me yesterday to apply at Verizon and Best buy -__- and is telling me that everyone goes to college and gets an outside job. My response was if they could work online most people wouldn't want those outside jobs unless it was career of choice. She has been nagging me for the past few months and its getting annoying. How do I shut her up? She should be encouraging the entrepreneur in me not trying to turn me into a sheep..
     
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    Just a get a "real job" and invest without telling her anything (its your money anyway).

    When she will compare the IM income with your real job then you have chances to make her change her mind.
    In short... Show her proof! Proof that will make her dont care about the real outside world.

    Scale it up so much that she will say "wtf"
     
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  3. jjjrmy

    jjjrmy BANNED BANNED

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    When your mom says an outside job she means a job where you leave your room. She doesn't want you inside all day and not being social. Having an "outside job" will mean you communicate more with people and are social.
     
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    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    just do it!
    just caz mom said! not for money but to see her happy face.
     
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    Blakester Power Member

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    I doubt that's what she means. If he can make lots of money he can go outside and do what he wishes without caring for money.
    So why shouldn't she encourage him to continue IM so he can be outside whenever he wants?

    When the income is passive you ve got all the time in the world to see the world
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Do you socialize much ? She probably wants you to get off the computer and interact with people.
    Show her you have other interests apart from IM and she might get off your back.
    Real work experience is no bad thing as it will make you more determined to succeed online and doing new things can also open up new possibilities.
    You don't have to give up IM.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Tell her you're not everyone. lol
     
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    Most older people don't understand IM and that's why they always say to get a "real" job.

    Does she think like most and assumes you're scamming people and steeling credit card numbers? lol.

    Explain to her that you're making money while you sleep and you're more happy than all of your friends with "real" jobs.


    Tell her that you still plan on getting your degree and following it after you graduate, that might get her off your back for a bit.


    If she still complains, just tell her she's jealous and walk away....

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  9. VinceC

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    If you are profiting now and have methods of generating monthly passive income, maybe you can rent a small workspace or even startup working at starbuck using their wifi. Scale it up and then rent a office. Dont be discourage by your mom statement, she meant well afterall.
     
  10. tennispro47

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    i think she may be looking out for your future. Once you get out of college, will you make IM a full time job or look for a full time job. Chances are that you are in college so that you can get a full time job when you get out. Many of the employers look for work experience and saying i worked on the internet does not cut it for them. The economy is tough today and most places wont hire without previous experience so i would say that it is in your best interest to probably at least get a part time job that is like 10 hours a week.
     
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  11. Invoker

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    Verizon and bestbuy... jesus fking christ I can't think of anything worse than to work with live customers. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. Thanks again internet!!
     
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  12. wolflance

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    Scale up your IM, earn more in one day than the monthly salary of a fresh degree graduate, and show her what is REAL job.

    That's what I am planning to do, but with not much success yet.
     
  13. davidzweber9

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    Social aspect sure, shit jobs? no.If you have friends hang out and go down the bar or something. How much time do you work on the computer everyday? Maybe you can intern with Merrill Lynch or something.
     
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    Tell her you already have a non-IM job. It's called life.
     
  15. Moosey

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    Dude scale up your method and rent your own place. Why the hell are you still living at home if she's constantly nagging you? Time to move on.
     
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    That doesn't sound like a lot of money. There is a big difference between paying the bills and maintaining a family. Are you making enough or will make enough in the future so that you can maintain a family of 3-4 people? Experience in IM marketing doesn't count in the real world and if you go to find a job after wasting years in IM, most employers will assume that you just sat at home for years doing nothing. Also in IM, there is no guarantee that you will be able to sustain your current income in future too. Things change very fast in this industry. Unless you are 100% committed, ready to work like a donkey and are already making a good amount of money, I suggest you seriously reconsider your mom's advice.
     
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  17. Moosey

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    GTFO, go to warrior forums. Just because you obviously FAIL at IM and have no idea of the POTENTIAL, doesn't mean you can go around discouraging people.
     
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  18. erickishere

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    move out
     
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    if you pm'd him with a special offer imma find you and kill you
     
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  20. WorkHardL0veLife

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    It's not an Anti social thing people... I hang out with friends all the time. Its the outside "Work Experience" basically slaving away for a job and make way less. And for the people saying that it doesn't sound like a lot of money.. it's more than the average college student that doesn't have parents to pay for their tuition makes. I told her I'm not getting an outside job or internship unless it helps my resume after I graduate. Which I am currently looking for.
     
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