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Teaching random ppl to do what I do

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FrozenSpade, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. FrozenSpade

    FrozenSpade Power Member

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    Because of the financial crisis more and more people ask me what I do (friends, neighbors), and if I could teach them to do the same.

    I don't want to be rude, but I don't like people who I know to be my competition, and I also have no time to teach them everything. There is so much that I have to learn first.

    So how do you react when somebody asks you to teach them IM?
     
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    I send them to BHW,simple as hell :)
     
  3. treelancer

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    I have told a lot of my close friends EXACTLY what I do and NONE of them have even attempted it lol, most people can't or won't use there brain they just want to turn up to a 9-5 every day so I wouldn't worry about them becoming your competition, once you start telling them they will probably glaze over bored and change the subject.
     
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    Or that :D
     
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    chowyoungfat Regular Member

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    Depends, if they're a good friend you can teach them some simple techniques and point them in the right direction to continue their learning i.e. BHW.
    If they're an ass of a friend, tell them to complete online surveys ;)
    I believe in karma.
     
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    Same with me. They think I'm talking some rocket science!!! :D
     
  7. FrozenSpade

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    the problem is that most of them are people that I barely know, or people that don't know English.

    BTW are there any online survey sites that pay and accept Eastern European users?
     
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    Tell them to subscribe to your mailing list, and make an auto-responder with all links to good BHW threads, basically automated and easy building subscribers to your mailing list.
     
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    I had an Idea of starting a website and charging a monthly fee and posting all ideas i find on there with some basic tips on how make money .even if its $20 a month.there is alot of people who would join.But yes once they learn enough they become your Enemy.:chairfall
     
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    In general, most folks don't have the mindset to make money online so even if you teach them it won't make much of a difference in their lives.

    I have an attorney who represents some MLB players who is a friend of mine that wants to build a site and make money from it and has offered me a huge sum of money to get him going.

    I opted for a piece of the pie instead of the cash up front so I can make sure it takes off and so I can be involved on a regular basis because I know, even though he is very smart, that it would not ever go anywhere.

    On the other hand I have my Step-Daughter (she's 24) come into my office 2 times a week now to work for me and as she is working for me I am teaching her how to make money from the internet and will set her up to generate revenue for her own sites after she gets a handle on things as she seems to understand the deal.

    I'm not much of a teacher but she is slowly seeing the big picture and I believe if you are going to teach someone how to do what we do for a living, you need to be pretty hands on unless they have the same mind set as most of us.
     
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  11. Essence19

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    i am not trying to be rude to anyone when I say this but you need to have vision to make money in this Game.If you don't have ideas.Your drowning.
    and it depends on who you teach.your step daughter is probably someone who will believe what your saying.no point wasting time on people who dont believe.

    "when people see the icing on the cake suddenly they want a piece,it looks tasty"
     
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    As BTB said, the mindset is everything in this game. You can take anyone and learn him everything you know, but we all know that in time, if they don't have the mindset to always be testing and improving, figuring out better ways to do stuff, new factors that impact ranking etc than their method will stop working.

    The best way, if you would like to help them that is, is point them here, is they need any helping picking up, sure why not help them ,tomorrow maybe they'll know something you dont. But if they want to be spoonfed, just wasting yours and their time
     
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  13. Curt7

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    I get that all the time, even when I offer to help them. Very few people are willing to think, or work. It must really blow them away when they have to do both.
     
  14. drogon

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    Personally i have only ever referred my younger brother to BHW. Everyone else i send to DP (If i can be bothered) LOL. I went through a year of hell and unemployment before i started making money online and not 1 of my friends offered to help (look at my resume, check if there were any internal vacancies where they work etc etc) and funny thing is it is these same friends who come to me asking for my help to make money online and i simply refuse to help any of them explaining that i have a business model and blueprint which i cannot share. Sorry!