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Time for a fresh start! (18 year old student in UK)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Dodge, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Dodge

    Dodge Regular Member

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    Hi there,

    I registered onto these forums a couple of years ago in the hope that I'd find some easy way of making money. Quite quickly I found a thread about AC and began to make $20-30/day - this lasted a couple of weeks then my accounts began to be suspended and I gave up with it. At that point of my life money wasn't so important, I was living at home with my parents, and anything I earnt was just extra spending money. Since then though I've moved to university in London and am living in rented accommodation; it's bloody expensive, and the government loan I get doesn't even cover my accommodation costs, let alone living. I managed to get by during my first year and also build up a nice amount of money through casino offers, around a month ago I had £5,000.

    Today, I have nothing. In fact I actually owe £800 on my credit card. How did this happen? Well I put all of my money into one casino, for one big offer, and they froze my account. I've tried my best to get them to give it back but by taking up all the promotions they've sent me over the last few months apparently I've become a bonus abuser etc etc. To be fair, I've actually profited over £5k from this casino too, so in their eyes they probably just seeing it as taking back whatever I took from them. After this I went and blew away another grand on a casino, angry at having just lost so much money. Obviously this was stupid. mSo now I have nothing... maybe i got too greedy with the casinos, I don't know, but I'd lost the £5000 I had, and another £1000 on my credit card. I've worked out how I'm going to pay back most of the money I owe on the credit card, by selling a lot of stuff I've bought over the last few months with my winnings on eBay, and I should have enough money to cover pretty much all the debt by a month from now. So that leaves me with a clean slate. I refuse to go back to the casinos for anything major, I don't trust myself with them anymore, not just because I wasted that £1k in one go, but because in the past I've also started depositing more and more when I've made losses; the most I'll deposit today is £5-£10 on risk-free offers that William Hill occasionally offer. This means I need another way of earning money, because I still have 2 year of university in London left, and I can't get by unless I either borrow it from my parents or earn it myself. I don't want to borrow my parents' money, they've given me enough, and I've created this mess myself, so this means that I need to earn it myself.

    I've managed to get myself a part-time summer job which means by the time I go back to university in September I'll have around £1,200, which will be plenty to get me by for a while, but I want to make the most of having this free time over summer, and then even plenty of free time when I'm back at university, and make money on the internet... I know if I did this, I might even be able to earn the £1,200 that I will from this job over the whole summer, in a couple of weeks through the internet. The potential is unlimited, and I now have the time and determination to start taking advantage of this.

    I don't know how I'm going to make this money here, and don't have any experience with internet marketing but what I do know is that this forum has so many resources, and if I put some work in reading through them, and experimenting, I can definitely start earning some money. I want to start learning today and post here about what I'm learning and any results I have. Hopefully this will then be useful to anyone else who is starting fresh like me too, with no past experience of internet money making!

    As I said I don't really know where to start and have no previous experience, but coincidentally I got an email from Wealthy Affiliates today offering me a month's subscription for $2... I'm tempted to give this a go as a starting point, but would appreciate if anyone else can give me some advice on a good place to start!

    Either way, it's time for a fresh start and I'm really excited! :D

    I've thought about this and I'd like to be earning at least £20/$30 profit a day by the time I start university in September, this gives me around 2 months to play around with different methods, and find out what works. I'd be interested to know how long it took others to reach this kind of profit, and whether you think it is doable... I imagine some earn 10 times this amount in a single day, but for me even this amount could completely change my life!
     
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  2. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    welcome to BHW i suggest searching thru threads to find a good method to make money
    :)
     
  3. leelad00

    leelad00 Registered Member

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    I myself am an 18 year old, just about to start university though, in chester. Marketing is what im gonna be doing there, so it sort of goes hand in hand with what im doing in my spare time.

    As for money making, i myself havent really gotten too far yet, but im still learning tbh. check out the crashed challenge thread in this money making section, it is perfect if you wanna learn how to make money through websites with CPA and adsense etc.

    the 3 things i have written down on my wall are from another post here:

    Pursue your passions
    Success isnt immediate
    Upscale every working model

    Follow them and in time you will make money. Ill be moving out too in september, and im trying my hardest at the moment to make some cash. No succcess yet but i am determined to keep going. You should be determined too! :)

    So, ill keep checking on how you do, good luck.
     
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  4. SkullTraill

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    Similar story here. Though I'm only 16 and I'll be starting uni soon either in UK or AUS, since I'm a intl student I'll incur more expenses, so I need to learn someting too. Unfortunately I don't have any startup money so I may have to do a part time job.
     
  5. chockfactor

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    Well since you apparently got xrumer then you should be able to get some startup money or at least start promoting your websites.

    and to the thread starter. Good luck since you are a native english speaker you could offer some writing to get some startup money.
     
  6. Dodge

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    I looked into writing, but it just seems so hard to compete with people from other countries who work for pennies really...
     
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    Target people on the WF they are used to pay for quality.

    I know 5 bucks for a 500 word article might not be much, but still it's just to get some startup cash coming in.
     
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    What do you mean by WF? WarriorForum or WickedFire?
     
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  11. dshad

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    WF WarriorForum typically. I would also suggest Fiverr or just posting on here. Writing is a great way to get start-up money or it could even become your money maker just in general.

    Best of luck and have a great day!
    DShad
     
  12. daymond

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    Welcome on bhw, 18 years old is great to start, you will have lots of free time in university so you can test many methods written here on bhw to make money. Don't worry 800$ debt is nothing, I know someone who have more than 100k$ to pay b/c he made bad investment, this is the problem. So don't only learn how to make money but also how not to make mistakes!
     
  13. pokerjk

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    I am from Chester also :)

    Personally one of the best city's in England, only downside is its close to Liverpool and get a lot of them kind.
     
  14. SilverSultan

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    Hi I am from USA what you say to that? :bugsbunny
    :unitedsta< :D
     
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    pokerjk Senior Member

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    I understand now.. :/

    I'm actually a Blackburn fan but always see how Chester are getting on since I moved here. Not been good times for them though lately has it.
     
  16. Dodge

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    Thanks everyone for the support! I'm going to join onto Wealthy Affiliate with their $2 offer and hopefully that'll get the ball rolling. Then my plan is to try and implement one method, however small, every day, as I read in another post... If I do this for 2 weeks, surely at least 1 will make some money?

    As I was just saying to someone in a PM, even if I was earning around £20 profit a day, this would completely change my life... As a student, when I put aside my accommodation costs which are covered by a combination of a government loan and my parents, I only need £40 a week to get by quite comfortably... £140/week would give me £100 on top of that, meaning I could probably indulge a bit, and start saving for after uni!

    How doable do you guys think £20/$30 profit a day is possible? How long did it take you to reach this?

    At this point I have no idea whether it's going to take me months to achieve this, or whether it can be done in days! Either way, I have plenty of time on my hands, and really want to achieve this target, and from then I can start going higher hopefully.
     
  17. Dark Knight

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    1. Use whatever you already know.
    2. Find something unique, doesn't matter if this niche is sucks.
    3. Do not give up in few month at least spend 12month.
    4. Hard work.
    Above those things was my success key.
     
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    For a club that was nearly gone, indeed!

    Sorry for Dodge... stick to one thing that your passionate about and enjoy doing. Surely then you will make your extra income :)
     
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    Good luck man, and remember "do not give up!"... persistence is key.
     
  20. SkullTraill

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    Hi. No I am not from UK/AUS, however English is the only language I speak and I lived in London some time back. Yes I do have a copy of Xrumer AND Scrapebox, but unfortunately due to the SHIT internet I have in my country they are worthless. 0% success. I will try writing, but sounds real hard for the money, but I'm in no position to make demands so I will try it for some startup cash!! Thanks :)