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Student, looking for somewhere to start.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Adowning703, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Adowning703

    Adowning703 Junior Member

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    Hey Guys

    So I find myself sometimes stuggling with money. I've started on Share Cash but whilst i'm uploading YouTube videos it makes me wonder that there must be a better, more productive way to spend my time, in making a constant income without spamming website for people to download a file that is actually no use to them.

    So, I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips where I can start. I have just opened a new bank account because my old PayPal was limited for 'Suspicious activity linked with eBay and PayPal account' and i'm getting a new verified PayPal sorted now. I have a few skills, listed below:

    Social Engineering
    HTML/CSS (Parts of PHP, nothing major)
    Good video maker? Like commentaries and things
    Very handy with a computer

    So, just wondering where I can start. I don't really have much cash to invest, maybe £10-£20 at the most, because I am still a student not receiving much income, and jobs in the UK are hard to find that will pay a decent amount more than £150/week for part time.

    Any help appreciated, my PM inbox is open if you guys don't want to post here.

    Thanks
    Adowning703
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Prepare to get abuse - it's good to share before asking for info!

    I'll offer some constructive help: don't try to make money on your own, you aren't experienced enough. Don't fuck around losing money. Setup a service using your skills and spend your spare time reading the forums and finding something that will work for you.

    Few ideas:

    Video creation
    Video submission
    Build simple sites

    You can make some decent cash offering a service and you literally can't lose :)
     
  3. Adowning703

    Adowning703 Junior Member

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    So you mean setup a service here on BHW offering websites, video uploads and creation? Thanks for the tips. I'm looking to progress into actually learning something as the same time though, does it cost me anything to offer a service here?
     
  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Don't offer anything here until you have built up a bit of rep. Start with a site like Fiverr.com, elance, freelancer.com etc - and progress from there.

    You can "learn" while you are working, and once you know what you can start up and have a bit of cash behind you. 20 quid isn't going to get you very far, especially not in the short term.
     
  5. Adowning703

    Adowning703 Junior Member

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    Ok, so how much investment do you think i'll need to get started.
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Absolutely nothing to offer a service.

    I would aim to have at least 100 bucks.
     
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  7. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Yeah I would take those skills you have and go over to Fiverr and start posting jobs that you can do over there. After a bit of testing, find out which of your skills is most useful to people and the ones you are making the most money with. Then practice, practice, practice.

    When you think you're pretty good make a thread here on BHW offering your service for free, in exchange for feedback, iTrader, or rep. You can't necessarily make a trade, but just when you give your service for free ask if they can leave a review or feedback and because you offered a free service people are more than likely too.

    Once you have a bit of a reputation here then start a thread offering the service. From the looks of your post, you're probably looking into video creation and submission.

    Good luck :D
     
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  8. Risky Business

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    On fiverr always make sure to tell them to leave you a review too, once the work is complete
     
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  9. Adowning703

    Adowning703 Junior Member

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    Ok thanks for your time. I will get my PayPal sorted and start off on Fiverr till' I can get some funds. Any tips on what to do with say $100-$200?