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what do you say when people ask what you do?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackhatcatz, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. webkumar

    webkumar Registered Member

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    well this is the question fired at me whenever i meet someone new. all i say is i am in the work of developing games on which i am zero.
     
  2. microdot

    microdot Newbie

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    i tell them im a pornstar
     
  3. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    I think you just might fit in here. Nice post...LMAO.
     
  4. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think that you stated that on another thread. I am really starting to believe this is true.
     
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  5. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    I actually say that i'm a professional traveler and frisbee player (with the amount of tournaments I go to in Asia, it can definitely count. LOL playing in different countries year round)

    If they ask, how do I afford it, being young and all? My team pays for it. LOL
     
  6. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    thats a damn good answer.Frisbee player sounds intriuging and someone like me would want to ask you more about your profession because I like competitive play and at the end of the day sports is sports....I was gonna say tell them you work for the goverment doing some contract work...people seem to get disinterested when you work with government because they figure that is not somebody they can do business with easily.
     
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  7. singingsleep

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    Holy ROFFLES batman. That's exactly how my family thinks of it. My mom once said "you make money come out of the computer'. They don't even care. If I try to tell someone they usually get bored before I can start to explain.

    If I hear of someone that's hard up and I can really feel for them, I try to feel them out to see if perhaps they could handle some sort of online job. So far, the only one it really worked with was the Dish guy, who knew how to make webpages but knew nothing about seo.

    Anyone with an inkling of what I do expects me to 'set them up' with what I have going, for some reason. For the couple folks I have tried to send in the right direction, it still does not sink in.

    All you really have to do is come to BHW and read. If you can't make money after doing a good amount of that, I'd say don't even bother.
     
  8. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    I straight up tell people I'm an internet marketer. I'm only 14 and I'm a freshman in high school. I've already told some friends I make $150+ a day, whereas they only get $20 a week for lunch money. I love the fact that so many people envy me.

    I'm not afraid of getting mugged...I go to a nerd school, I got a six pack (for intimidation of course :D), and honestly, how can you mug someone when all the money is online.
     
  9. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    I've shown my mother checks. She thinks they're fake and always advises me to be careful that they don't bounce. I still love her though :D

    gun-shy
     
  10. billygood

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    Let me share a very special point of view:

    I don't mind disclosing on a forum, where, I can be tracked by others whom might be my equal or better or worst, at the end of the day, you and I can communicate and understand. At the same time we all understand the risk's that's associated with what we do.

    Now outsiders, I dare not tell a soul. they just seem to screw you, and it's always on purpose.

    Never disclose your web site to an outsider ( or even your spouse ), the second they visit, they click, or fill out forms or do something so many times, it screws your vendor relationships.

    Now, when they ask you what you do, it's simple, tell them you work a database and data entry. no one ever goes into details about that

    as for how much you make, always say 12.50 an hour plus some food and gas money. always works.
     
  11. Silencer

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    I keep my mouth shut :D
     
  12. pussyback

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    I learn the best then to say is "I'm broke and unemployed and on welfare and food stamps"
     
  13. kleg

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    I just tell people that I'm a spammer and flood their inbox with viagra and acai offers. Then I ask for their email address.
     
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    I tell them what I do. I also ask them if they want to learn. At least half say yes. maybe 1% follow through though.
     
  15. ForeverNever

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    Secret Internet Society... God I wish. Alexa rank 1548. :(

    edit for contribution to thread: I usually just say I make money from websites and they're usually not interested anymore. (Guess they think it's too difficult for them to understand or just boring, I don't know)
     
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    Let me guess... You are in the Philippines?
     
  17. BENNY8877

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    I just tell people that i am a writer. I provide content for websites which is why I have the freedom to work over the Internet.
     
  18. kuzzi

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    lol I mostly call my self programmer...
     
  19. darkmobius

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    last post was in june 2009 and you have decided to revive this thread?
     
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    The shortest answer to question what is your profession - business man, what you do - internet marketing, what is it about - to complicated to explain.