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Newbie thread incoming! Im stuck.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hubbeman, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. hubbeman

    hubbeman Registered Member

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    Hi there folks!

    I'm hubbeman, a forever standing noob here on the BHW forum!
    With months of search, small income and anger that my brain wouldn't function just as I wanted it to do, I'm now making a thread about it!

    Interesting, huh? Nah.
    I can't find any solution to my dream of not working on an office under 10 bosses that's telling me what I can and cannot do.

    My skills? Oh, glad you asked.
    Graphic Design. That's my online income besides school. (We get paid here in Sweden for going to school.)
    I got some Fiverr gig's thats bringing in some money atleast, but not enough for my needs.
    "Twist the graphic design and make a own GD company!"

    Yeah, I've thought about it. Im just not sure if that is what I want to work with right now or in the soon future!

    Reading "methods" at forums? Yep, it works. It gives me some ideas, but I can't proceed the thought into reality. And that is what I think the bad part for me.
    I can't come up with an business idea which brings home the bacon or the experience of having something on your own!
    Email marketing? Meh. Wringing articles? I don't know really..
    Affiliate? Maybe! But where and how?

    I'm not reaching out for help, I just need someone to talk to. Im stuck ;~;

    Thanks!
     
  2. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

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    Stuck where, the toilet?

    Just browse the forums, and try something. "Affiliate maybe" suggests you might want to try with something like this first.
     
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    Conor Elite Member

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    Beggars can't be choosers dude.

    Do anything. You can't just decide you don't like the idea of something before even giving it a try. No job is fun all the time.
     
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  4. hubbeman

    hubbeman Registered Member

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    You know what? You're right.

    Beggars? How am I possibly a beggar?
    I thought it was better to cry out in a forum and maybe get some suggestions from the proffecional or experienced instead of just sitting and let it screw my mind.
     
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    LostConnection Senior Member

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    Go on, get out there and try mate.
     
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    Conor Elite Member

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    It's a figure of speech. It means don't be too picky when you don't really have any other options.
     
  7. Joeelliott

    Joeelliott Newbie

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    Try your hand at different methods, find one you like. Most you can do on budget and you still have your fiverr gig. What about create a site and resell fiverr gigs? Add extras to your gigs? Authority Blog about graphic design?

    Untill you try you will never know if you like...
     
  8. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Well,

    If you don't know how to do it, it may mean you're not ready to be an IMer right now. If your skills are that good, you might want to JV with someone who has other skills and requires a Graphic Designer.
     
  9. hubbeman

    hubbeman Registered Member

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    Thanks alot for the answers, atleast it gave me some motivation to keep going to look something that will be for me.
    I really want to succeed!

    lord1027 Might be so, but I want for sure give it a good try.
     
  10. hubbeman

    hubbeman Registered Member

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    *Sorry for double post*

    I looked into amazon affiliate and it seems interesting. Anyhow I have 0 knowledge in SEO, which was required to start with amazon affiliate.
    Looking more into SEO right away.
     
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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Stop looking, start doing.

    Experience is an exercise of feeling and reality; thinking is the anthithesis of experience, and you're thinking too much and doing too little.
     
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    Don't afraid to be failed. Quote from ~Arnold Schwarzenegger.
     
  13. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    We all had "0 knowledge in SEO" at one point, but what changed that is why tested what we read and gained experience. Why not start off on Clickbank (an affiliate network) and try blogging about the products (maybe you could use your graphic design skills to create captivating images)? Clickbank is easy to get into and, for the most part, forgiving of newbie mistakes. Even if you have to use a cheap blogspot website (which I don't recommend) it's better that you start getting a feel for what you're good at and what you're not good at right now.
     
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  14. hubbeman

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    Alright thanks for your answers once again!

    Thinking (yea I do think alot as im only 17 and can't afford spending money on webhosting etc. without having an exact plan.) of starting a blog/website for the Game Tester niche.
    As a gamer myself, I do have some experience and might help me on this product!
    I'll read more and getting somewhere with this.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you don't have the money for web hosting, at least scrape together $10 for a top-level domain name. Once you register a domain name, look into starting off on a free host (such as Freehostia) and once your website starts getting traffic, move on to a better web host and upgrade your package. Of course, what I mentioned is a bit more intricate than that, but it should at least give you a starting point.
     
  16. hubbeman

    hubbeman Registered Member

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    I do have the money, im pretty popular at Fiverr for my header designs. What I meant was that I can't afford to just throw the money away even though it's not much for something that I might just not use.
    I'll keep designing a while, it's my most important priority right now. I wanna expand, learn CSS and Adobe Illustrator better!

    Thank you for the tips.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Oh, I understand, you're just trying to keep your business expenses down and avoid wasting the money.

    Well, good luck! :)
     
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