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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by NoobGuru, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. NoobGuru

    NoobGuru BANNED BANNED

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    I am feeling a little inspired looking at my desk now I can't believe it all started with an Hp with 80gb hard drive 256mb ram,and I dont even remember the CPU. Thanks Bhw,this is all thanks to you. PS YEAH in the back is a 65 inch 3D TV 8000 series.I always like to add I dropped out of high school Im no one special but I believe in strongly in self education.In my early twenties right now too:)
    others I Couldn't have done it without the following
    bookmarking demon(in the beginning)
    scrapeboard(in the beginning)
    ultimate demon
    xrumer
    scrapebox
    ahrefs.com
    proxybonza
    serpbook
    linklicious.me
    elance.com
    fiverr.com
    and bhw again because it was the nucleus of this all :)
    http://postimage.org/image/cxavda6xn/
     
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  2. John.

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    very cool, well done on making the hard work pay off, long may it continue!
     
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  3. amoore9900

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    Nice jobs...My nice setup got moved it was in the way of christmas stuff so downstairs my computers and desks went...
     
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  4. NoobGuru

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    I appreciate it john,I just added a list of resources to help anyone else with wondering what tools helped me gained my level of success.
     
  5. hardcorebiker

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    Nice setup. How big is that samsung monitor?
     
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  6. NoobGuru

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    Thanks, its 23 inches,here it is at its http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS23WHUKFK/ZA I love it because its easy on the eyes.
     
  7. kideze

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    Look self education is key but please my man, Finish High school. Its critical to get some of these top paying jobs.

    At the end of the day yea its some bullshit but you do learn some stuff there you can't teach yourself.
     
  8. steelballs

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    Some have an office like this!

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    These are usually employed people of course BHW folks know better...
     
  9. kvmcable

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    I also believe in self education but only a fool would believe it's better than formal education. Get your GED and then take some College courses. Formal education will save you years of time. Self education is painfully slow and expensive as hell (once you figure out what your time is worth)

    Money comes and goes but education lasts a lifetime. I've been very well off and broke 4 times in my life but I always had my education. When you go through the broke cycle without an education you'll be in a bad state. I say when because it's a certainty in life.

    Nice set up but get a bigger desk and get those big screens pushed back. You'll kill your eyes that close. I run 4 screens on my IM machine. All 24" 16:10 aspect ratios with two vertical and 2 horizontal. Not sure how people do it with just one or two screens these days. And mine all have to match. I can't work on mismatched screens or one large one.

    My TV in the office is an old 19" and I can't remember the last time I turned it on. I haven't watched an hour of TV in the last month. Waste of fricking time and time is my most valuable asset. Work room should be for work. Play room for playing. Keeping them separate improves productivity.

    You're well on your way - keep going but do get your GED and then get some post HS formal education.
     
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    Eh, it's all relative, really. Some people won't be any better off, business-wise, with a higher education. Some will. That's cool. Whichever camp you're in, just work on making sure you've picked the right camp.
     
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  11. iulianh

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    That's why you are a Power Member! I dropped college 6 years ago and now I figured out that was a worse decision. I coulded learn some great stuff there that could save me a lot of time and money, things that I cannot learn by myself in front of a computer.
     
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  12. Tmill

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    I just upgraded my computer and got new monitors. Was doing good for a while with affiliate sales, but now those sites aren't doing so well because of bad SEO services I got here on black hat world. Always be careful of the links you point to your site... meh
     
  13. NoobGuru

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    Im sorry but I have countless friends who have stuck with school straight after highschool,they are now all my age in their early twenties all making between 12k-40k working 9-5 jobs at places they didnt even have to go to school to work at while Im making 100k+/year at home.What I don't appreciate is wasting my time taking subjects in school that will not progressive me in the direction I want to excel in,Internet marketing.Honestly I grew up extremely poor so it was not painfully slow from going from broke into the glory numbers.Actually took me 3 months to make 1,000 in IM the first time I enter internet marketing 6 years ago now.During this time I have went broke,but this was because of my own foolishness on spending my time in the wrong things,once the money came my focus from internet marketing kind of shrunk until my sites were hit with panda and my world was flipped upside down,however I didn't run to no 9-5 job or panic,I spent countless hours relearning my craft and soon shortly I was making more than I ever did before.As for my big screen tv I have it there in case I want to listen to documentaries play in the background on youtube or news,or sometimes I will take a 20 minute breathier and go on the Ps3 after 7 straight hours of work,however I love work and playing those 20 minutes usually motivate me to quit wasting time and get back to the real fun,making money.

    My goal is to be the one giving these high paying job,so far Ive been doing so on elance,paying people with degrees fixed amounts of money much higher than minimum wage. So in other words I may not have the skill sets that only a college education can provide me but that doesn't mean I can't obtain these skills with the funds internet marketing provides me. You want to know a story,I have 4 different content writers on elance with all degrees,each with a different level of creative copy skill,and last year around this time they were all really busy and demanding large sums of money from me,now Im rehiring them again for some work I need right now,and its hilarious how none of them are too busy to accept my job and they are all competing with low offers too.Im glad to be on the other side,the one hiring.
    Misread that,just don't give up my advise is learn seo yourself and than provide it to yourself or even sell your new found skills.
     
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  14. hardcorebiker

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    You are have a nice attitude towards your work and if you are making 100k a year after dropping out then think you took the right decision.

    For this statement

    My goal is to be the one giving these high paying job,so far Ive been doing so on elance,paying people with degrees fixed amounts of money much higher than minimum wage"

    Kudos to you. Dont get discouraged when people say about you dropping out of school. I guess you are pretty much clear on what you want to do. As someone said "Be a innovator not a follower"
     
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    You can live well on a salary but you get rich on profits. Props to you for finding out what you want to do in life and dedicating yourself to it. Be wise with the money because internet marketing, as you and I have seen with Panda, can crush you in a single day. If you invest and save your money wisely though you will not encounter a situation where you will be forced into doing something you don't like. You may have to cut expenses if something happens to your revenue but with your dedication you'll be successful again shortly after.
     
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  16. NoobGuru

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    Thanks for the advise, I absolutely agree with it,its very important being wise with this type of income and in this industry to have some safety precautions.(Savings to live off incase anything happens,one other tip is to create many streams of revenue from more than one company+more than one traffic source) What I love about this industry its 100% commission,it's all up to your own ability and its a competition against who wants it more.
     
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    I would pose mine but its just an imac 24inch lol
     
  18. NoobGuru

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    Yo its all good,maybe you will come back next year looking back at that 24 inch mac with a new triple screen 23 inch threat ;)
    We all have to start with some type of hardware,I remember I would steal my neighbors wifi for a year before I could pay my own with internet marketing money lol.I wish I still had my old pc or at lease a pic of it for a memory,it was truly the beginning of it all.
     
  19. A N K E S H

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    Part of my home office:
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    When I want to run away from my internet world, Canon 7D is my choice:
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    but sometimes when my wife and kids are sleeping (I have 4 daughters) I play low stakes poker (yes, I've got the winning hand):
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    and this is my balanced IM-s lifestyle that results in:
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