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What do you say to your family?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sinnermighty, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. sinnermighty

    sinnermighty Newbie

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    I enjoy spending my time reading this forum. I'm also currently trying to make money online just like you. However, my girlfriend often ask me what I'm doing. When I told her, she wasn't very supportive in my ideas.

    Is your family supportive? Are you telling them what you're doing?

    I just feel like anyone not on this forum, just won't get it. I would feel weird saying to my girlfriend that I'm trying to sell makeup online (example) to make money.. I told her once what I was doing, but now I'm just saying that I'm building website for fun..

    I guess all I need to do is get my first paycheck online to make her understand. That's some motivation right there. :)

    Anyway, let me know what you said or didn't say to your family..

    Have a wonderful day :)
     
  2. MisterF

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    Send her back to the kitchen where she belongs :)


    Being serious though, when you get your earnings in your bank account, then she'll stop asking why and accept it as something worthwhile and profitable.
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You're probably explaining it wrong. If you say "I'm trying to make money online. Rank and bank like Hank", they'll think it's a joke.

    However, if you say something like, "I'm providing services to help small business owners, and individuals in a few cases, reach and convert new customers using online advertising mediums and tactics that'll appeal to the business' target consumer", then they'll take you a bit more seriously.
     
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  4. sinnermighty

    sinnermighty Newbie

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    Yeah, but that's the thing. She asked me these questions when I went in the kitchen to get a drink.. I can't go to the kitchen anymore. :p

    But you're right. I should take that as motivation to prove her wrong! :D
     
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    Similar situation for me. She thinks that the only way you can make real money is with physical manual labour, blood sweat and tears!

    Been there, done that for the last 30 years. Now I'm looking to start easing off on the manual work and use my brain to make money. I make some but nowhere near enough to go full time. She thinks I am maxed out and nobody really earns serious money online.

    She just doesn't bother asking anymore though as she knows I won't quit trying.
     
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    Trust me, when you start making money your family will support you.
     
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  7. sinnermighty

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    Hmm. Excellent point. I should explain it differently. Thanks for the advice!
     
  8. Vasary

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    DON'T DO THAT! When she founds out you are getting paychecks you are dead mam. No money for you.
     
  9. mohanjackie

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    LOL that rhyming sounds good :D
     
  10. sinnermighty

    sinnermighty Newbie

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    Haha you're right. My paychecks from my 9-5 job are controlled by her. Help.. xD
     
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    Or more like, "I'm building my business and expanding through digital marketing" ;)
     
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    I think you just do and give her your result. Don't need to explain much because almost woman don't wanna understand :D......
     
  13. Vasary

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    I feel sorry for you. But I can't help :/
     
  14. Sherbert Hoover

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  15. Zwielicht

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    Ah, but the word "building" is off-putting. People don't like a work in progress, they like the end result; so when they hear that you're "building" something, it makes them feel uncertain and doubt the project altogether.

    Using OP's post as example, he said that he doesn't want to tell his girlfriend, "I'm trying to sell makeup online to make money". She'll hear the word "trying" and subsequently think "hasn't made a sale yet", which'll make her feel dubious about the endeavour.

    So, let's change OP's statement. Instead of, "I'm trying to sell makeup online to make money", he could say something like, "I'm utilising advertising platforms to promote cosmetics for companies which split the profits with me". This will make it sound as if OP is already generating revenue, thus letting his girlfriend know that what he's doing is a viable option.
     
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  16. sinnermighty

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    That's a good tips. Thanks everyone.