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"What do you do?"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by roccoobertinoo, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. roccoobertinoo

    roccoobertinoo Registered Member

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    Out of most of my friends, I'm the only one who doesn't have a "job".
    By job I mean going somewhere to work for someone else and make $8.50 an hour working 30-40 hours a week.

    So if I'm talking to one of my friends or someone new and I am asked, "Where do you work?" I just draw a blank. I usually make up something different each time I'm asked cause I don't know what to say.

    I do CPA lock site type of stuff. Obviously if I tell someone that they won't have an idea what that means.
    If I tell someone I'm an online marketer and they ask "What do you market" and I just draw a blank.
    If I explain what I do to someone they'll say "That's easy, can you do that for me?"

    The question I have is, what do you say when asked "What do you do?" I just can't ever think of what to say when asked this question.
     
  2. Xp3r7

    Xp3r7 Regular Member

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    I work from home is my answer to this question.
     
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  3. roccoobertinoo

    roccoobertinoo Registered Member

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    "You work from home? How do you do that?"
     
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    "What do you do?"
    "none of your business..."
     
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  5. Xp3r7

    Xp3r7 Regular Member

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    Most of the times I get strange look and that's all. No one here is actually interested in making money from home. I feel they think it's kinda wrong somehow (facepalm)
     
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    best answer
     
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  7. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    not this thread again......................................................
     
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  8. SirLoki

    SirLoki Registered Member

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    I say I'm an Internet Marketer, I'm the guy who asks you if you want a bigger penis !
     
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    You can still tell them what you do, even if it doesn't have an official title.

    "I'm that guy that doesn't let you have free stuff on the internet."
     
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  10. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    Q: What do you do?
    A: $100k a month
     
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  11. FutureProofSeo

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    You can go down two routes:

    1. Confuse them with technical description, they don't understand but you get some respect because it "sounds technical", and you end up being labelled in their mind as a technical person.
    2. Dumb it down for them, tell them you deal with websites and Google, they might understand it a bit more, but have less respect and label you as a "website guy".

    I go for number 1.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    "I own an Internet marketing company that primarily focuses on search engine optimisation, which is the manipulation of a website's position in the search engine results pages by catering or abusing flaws in a search engine's algorithm. My company works with small businesses to achieve lasting results that will benefit their businesses by providing exposure through organic search and more leads, which could later result in more conversions".

    That shuts people up.
     
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  13. roccoobertinoo

    roccoobertinoo Registered Member

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    I've actually used that one before. Definitely shuts them up but sometimes leads to the question, "How do you do that?"
     
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    It usually depends with the person. If they have some idea with internet marketing, they wont ask lots of questions when you tell them you are into Internet marketing. If they dont get it, just give them a mind twister to confuse them and they wont ask any more questions.
     
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    I tell them I am on benefits, so it annoys them that I am away for the best part of the year and have a nice house. Failing that I tell them I am a rent boy. Either story gets the same look of disgust.

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  18. Golonzo

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    I've told some friends that I get a huge amount of people to websites.
     
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    "What do you do?"
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    "Sit around all day playing video games and watching movies"
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    "So, how do you make a living off of that?"
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    "I just leave my PC going."
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    "Oh.. okay."
     
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    Hmm ... you could tell them you're a plastic surgeon.