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One of the downsides to internet marketing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Alex Brooks, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

    Mar 17, 2009
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    Well, it's now 7:15AM local time for me, I haven't managed to get any sleep just yet, just spent all night automating my methods, was well worth it. Just setting up a few campaigns to run over night, looking forward to waking up and checking my earnings already :)

    Annoyingly, the fact I hardly spent any time working and more time playing COD4 on XBOX360 says a lot, but I do love internet marketing, how many people do you know (Outside of BHW) who can earn a decent income, by sitting around at home, drinking coffe, playing xbox games and every so often (More or less whenever I die / get annoyed because I'm playing rubbish) doing a bit of work.

    Just trying to pass some time while my campigns set up, which is why I wrote this topic, but I'll end it with a question.

    Do you find working in internet marketing means you stay up late?
    How many hours have you gone without sleep?

    I'll start off, sometimes it does and I've gone just over 50 hours without sleep.
  2. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

    Feb 24, 2008
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    I just logged off COD4. I just started playing about three months ago. I want to get my gold cross before WAW2 comes out.
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  3. zSpyderx

    zSpyderx Junior Member

    Feb 4, 2009
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    I find working on your internet campaigns and research keeps your brain active meaning you don't sleep cause your brains still active. You almost have to set a time to get up and walk away from your computer at night to get yourself to sleep. Minute you touch computer again your brain goes back to work.
  4. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP

    Feb 28, 2008
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    for some strange reason....playing really helps me do my online stuff....i know it seems like goofing off....but when i take 1/2 to play i come back to my online work wit a different perspective....

    btw...i'm playing battlefield 1943 ...i just downloaded bad company...but i like the capture the flag play w/1943..

    maybe one day i'll get into cod...we'll see
  5. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Yes, even i play when i get exhausted. We are blessed with the BEST business of world. I mean at IM we do what people even can't think. i love IM more then any thing.
  6. Questionable

    Questionable Registered Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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    Working from home is awesome, and sadly I do work best at night which means going to bed at 6-9am is more often than not when I'm pounding out a project.

    The longest I've stayed up straight is probably 36 hours, however I've done the uberman sleeping schedule which is 22 hours up, 2 hours sleeping. However I know a lot of you are under 21, you're frontal lobe is not fully developed so DO NOT ATTEMPT the uberman. Wait until you're older.
  7. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Yeh, I spend hours working and then hours doing whatever the fck i want...

    I often stay up late and there are many nights I don't sleep...

    Even with that said, a good chunk of my business is now outsourced. I primarily manage things now but, do the occasional coding job or whatever I need to make more $$$. Even still just managing things takes up so much freaking time.

    ... I must say though, being able to work in your boxers (if you choose) is a rewarding feeling when you consider how many people have to dress up for work. To this date i've always been self employed and so long as I keep making the $$$ would ideally stay that way unless a greater $$$ opportunity arises.
  8. sdtopensied

    sdtopensied Regular Member

    Sep 1, 2009
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    What he said. I've found that my brain is constantly at work coming up with ideas on monetizing just about everything I see. I realized that I was forgetting a lot of them, and some of them might have been really good. So, I keep a pen and folded up piece of paper in my pocket and make a note when something pops in my head, or I send myself an e-mail on my phone.

    I also have found that I have to create my own structure with regard to computer time. If not, I'll be on it all night -- like I am now :)


  9. toxtom

    toxtom BANNED BANNED

    Aug 10, 2009
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    Yeah who wouldn't love this that you have no one to work for.. you can do whatever you want/when and again do whatever you want!
    But again..If you will stop working on what you do you won't have any $ either ;)