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online earning vs real world income

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RootLayer_Sales, May 28, 2015.

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What is your favorite legit way of Income ?

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  1. RootLayer_Sales

    RootLayer_Sales Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello all,

    I do not care until you do any illegal activities or scam others. I believe in hard working and legit income ways.

    I love spending my time online better than real world.

    So vote for your favorite one.
     
  2. archon10

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    Depends. I have a friend who tells me I need to just get a job and stop stressing. He has 0 stress compared to me.

    Internet Income
    Pros: Make your own hours, be your own boss, call the shots, potential to earn more without asking for a raise or climbing the corporate ladder
    Cons: Very stressful, risky, deal with customers instead of 1 boss, no guaranteed paycheck, potential to fail and lose everything, indoors too much, no exercise, no human interaction

    Real Job
    Pros: guaranteed paycheck, understood goals, daily income, interact with like minded people, make friends, build relationships, networking, paid holidays/sick days
    Cons: Micromanagers, people bitching if you're late or leave early, corporate politics, HR departments, no netflix while you work, people bitching about stupid things, working with people you don't like


    So anyway, despite what the IMers (god I hate that word) will tell you, it's risky and that means a majority of these people will fail. It's not even about hard work. Hard work doesn't mean success.
     
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    It depends really on person's point of view/mindset, I guess.

    Very stressful, risky, potential to fail and lose everything, no guaranteed paycheck - as with everything in life. Theres no guarantees. I like this Steve Jobs's quote - "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

    deal with customers instead of 1 boss
    - Most of us are dealing with our customers online and not in person. Stressful situations are easier to overcome when you are on the other side of the screen.

    indoors too much, no human interaction
    - taking laptop to a park, cafe, restaurant... helps with that. You can meet many entrepreneurs, interesting people, nice girls...you name it.

    no exercise - I am hitting the gym 3-5 times a week as well as enjoying my other active hobbies a lot more often than 99% of those in corporate world. Working on online ventures, properties etc. does not mean you need to sit behind your PC 14 hours a day. Thats not healthy nor its productive.

    As for online income it took me around two years to break first 5 figures monthly. Nothing to brag about, but being in control of your time and earning as much as you want (or as much as you are really worth) is an awesome feeling.
     
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  4. boostsalesorg

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    The best part about working online is that you can "break" through barriers without crazy amounts of efforts if done right.

    My first 5 figure month if worked in the regular 9-5 would require massive amounts of efforts and even months to achieve.

    Now 5 figure months are a normal to me and looking forward to eventually hitting 6 figure months.

    You can't do that working a 9-5 for someone else.
     
  5. archon10

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    I'm speaking generally. I work out too 5 times a week and make it a point to at least attempt to stay social on some level.

    Also, following your heart can be a path to fail. Just take a look at all those bitter dudes in the MGTOW thread after getting married and now paying alimony/child support.

    Following your heart is just feel good hipster shit that highlights people who have made it instead of balancing it out with people who have epic failed. No one writes about the guy who tried for a year to get his startup going and the investors came in and took everything because he "followed his heart" and failed.
     
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  6. MartysW0RLD

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    IMO mixing it up is key, if I need some quick money, real life income is nice. I can always find work in the Chicago area and make some face to face money. The advantage is most businesses who need a guy like me aren't so tech savvy, and I can kind of direct them on where we're going. They aren't going to argue technicalities, because they don't know what the hell you're even saying. Not to mention they have bigger budgets than most online businesses.

    For long term, more residual type income, online money is better, you can set things up 100% to your liking, there's no deadlines, you can target your interests you might have spent time on anways, (420 websites, music forums, social media, tube sites) so it's usually more fun and rewarding.
     
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    I just did an article for a guy who was researching tech jobs and Chicago is #3 in growth. Seems like a good place to be.

    I find the same in customers -- they need me for my tech knowledge and they are local startups who are business minded. It's a great combo. I get to expound the ways of the Internets and they can take it or leave it for their business plans.
     
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  8. MartysW0RLD

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    Wow didn't know it was #3 in growth.. yeah while some things suck (laws, It's expensive, over policed) it's a nice place. Can't see myself ever struggling for work here it's just so populated, I get at least 3-4 calls a day from new potential clients.

    I agree it usually is a better relationship with the local startups, that's for sure.
     
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    if you can use your head, then it does not matter
    but still max freedom in Online
     
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    I like working online, but our company is now tied in the real world (as in, we have an office and many employees) so its been an interesting shift. Best of both worlds imo! When I was strictly working online, the freedom was awesome. Alas, its a trade off!
     
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    Οf course online earnings but you have to have a backup if you don't earn much it is a risk