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What year did you get started online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by -adrian, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. -adrian

    -adrian Registered Member

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    So I'm up working late again, as usual.. and my iTunes just kicks on an old jam that brings back memories of back when I was just starting out online.

    I used to stay up all night learning HTML.. trying to figure out how to get my sites to show up in Google, talking to friends on Usenet to get advice on usability of my new lame idea for a navbar. I used to work until the sun started shining through my office blinds.. which SUCKED 'cause I knew I had to be at work in just a few hours.

    Looking back though.. was the best time of my life. So much potential in front of me. And now, 12+ years later.. I'm living in a big home in an area of Phoenix so nice I feel out of place, my 3 boys have everything I didn't at their age. I have what I always dreamed of back then.. yet here I am, working late at night trying to reach all those goals still outside of my reach. I guess this is just the nature of our work as IM'ers :)

    So what about you all? When did you get started in this business? 2 months ago? 12 years ago?
     
  2. darkstar69

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    i started about 7 1/2 years ago in spring 2005
     
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  4. super-oct

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    I started 5yrs ago and i wont never change anything about it so happy till this day =)
     
  5. ReALeST

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    2011 was there yr i broke my IM virginity...still going strong in the rat race....:)
     
  6. -adrian

    -adrian Registered Member

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    crap, tried to post a vid of a song that was out back when I got started but my acct is too new. Should have just signed up back when I started lurking lol
     
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  8. fatboy

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    ** EDIT ** Before that I used to use and run my own BBS system, how old does that make me feel!
     
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  9. clickguy

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    Oh! It was 2005 and it was wonderful.
     
  10. Minarik1987

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    2 years ago. Fb ewhor ing .
     
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    Hmm.. officially year 2005 hahaha
     
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    Hi, its nice thread actually.

    I started my carrier as freelancer in the year 2006 july. did some basic data entry stuffs and then learnt seo services . so its my 7th year in online )
     
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    1997 for me.... ;-)
     
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    @shelton_sellers BANNED BANNED

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    Seriously doing anything worth a damn ... about a week ago.
     
  15. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    last year september :)
     
  16. HostStage

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    october 2006 ! Spending all my spare time to learn website programming, SEO, and so on.

    I have discovered the word black hat 2 or 3 years later, and that was the real beginning.
     
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    This year on month of july.

    Happy w/ my earnings till now. :)
     
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    I decided to go all-in into IM on the first days of May 2010, almost one year before finding this forum. I burnt down all the bridges that day and I don't regret a single moment on this journey.
     
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    Went full time in 2004, when adwords was good!
     
  20. GiorgioB

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    Launched my first website around 2007-2008, messing around offering free music to download.. then I dropped it.. recently I checked the domain name is worth quite a bit, damn.. why didn't I know about BHW at that time. Got seriously into online marketing early 2011 though