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You guys what to see what homelessness looks like...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by moneymyke, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. moneymyke

    moneymyke Newbie

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    Got evicted from my apartment last friday.
    been in the homeless shelter ever since.
    the run around has been crazy.

    got accepted into a back to work program, so I should be getting a minimum wage, low skill job soon.
    still will not stop me from chasing my dreams of making a full time living online.

    believe it or not, my short term goal in life right now is getting out the united states. My goal is to be in the dominican republic by may/2017. you can live real good on $2500 a month in DR.

    by feb//2016, I want to make money building wordpress themes, that is one of the ideas I have to get me to the DR by may/2016.

    good thing about this shelter is that it is about five city blocks from a public libraray, so I will be able to download youtube tutorials and study them at night in the room. No wifi in the shelter and my metropcs data plan is so slow that it is only good from checking messages and emails, not or browsing the internet..



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    must have my toiletries

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    all I need in this life of sin, is me and my laptop...

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    room looks like a jail cell, but it is better than sleeping on the street.

    anyone want to make a donation, pm me and I will tell you my paypal email, or if you have a guarantee money maker online that doesn't require investing money, let me know. a 25 or $30 a day would be heaven to me. thanks.
     
  2. Jomasdf

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    Damn that's rough. So WP thems is a solid plan or what? Do you have experience anywhere else?
     
  3. Sherbert Hoover

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  4. moneymyke

    moneymyke Newbie

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    I've been struggling for a while now, barely surviving. but now it is official. I'm homeless.
     
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    Call me a dick, but I deplore beggars.

    You're focusing on a pipe dream of making money by building themes and moving to the Dominican Republic. Your focus should be on getting 2-3 jobs so that you don't have to beg on a forum.

    Do you have a mental illness that is keeping you from working several jobs right now?
     
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  6. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dude, good luck getting back on your feet.

    Requesting donations on BHW is a bit of a no no, you have been a member since 2011 and just made 19 posts so looks like you haven't been active at all and only sign in when you are desperate.

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    As @Sherbert Hoover suggested you need to clean that comb Man, what is that gunk and shit all over it?
     
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  7. MisterF

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    You're in a better state of affairs than many former military over in the UK who are living on the streets with no shelter.
    These guys have been screwed by the government who were happy to send them to conflict zones, then washed their hands of them in their hours of need.

    Think yourself lucky you have a roof over your head.
     
  8. SEO_Ninja

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    $2500 a month to live like a king?

    Move to Thailand .. You can live like a king on far less than that!
     
  9. Mrnewbie

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    I think your best bet is to to get a full time job, some side jobs that pay cash (clearing snow) and look for cleaner jobs as well. My wife came into the US with nothing and worked 16 hours a day with no pay sometimes. If you really want it you need to work for it.
     
  10. pewep

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    Get on mturk and you can easily make $20-$40 a day.
     
  11. BlogPro

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    You need a plan. Nothing more, nothing less. A solid, sturdy plan.

    - How far along are you in terms of theme development?
    1. Does your Wordpress, PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery know how match?
    2. Are your design skills upto the mark?

    If you have either of those skills, you can start consulting on a freelance basis, until you're back on your feet. If you don't, then you need to realize that it is the creative end of the things that results in Sales. And "building Wordpress themes" is exactly what it is, a business.

    If you're just starting out, no matter how hard you try, your final product won't be something that people shell out cash for. To be able to do that, you need to be incredibly skilled in either the designing or the development end of things.

    I have been where you are. I was never homeless, but I have been desperate, I have been broke owing to my own stupid business decisions when starting out and I have been clueless, much like you are right now.

    What you need right now is a plan. And a rigorous will to get out of your current predicament.

    Here's what I would do if I were you.

    1. Understand your caliber & compile a list of everything you can already do.

    You are here posting on an IM forum & have access to the internet. Let's leave aside everything you wish to learn for a moment and concentrate on what all you can already do.

    Based on your writing style, you cannot write. But can you manage a wordpress site? Can you post content, find images? Do you have a basic understanding of site structures and SILOs?

    If yes, add it to the top of your list.

    Then proceed to make that list as long as you possibly can, without going above your existing skillset.

    2. Network with people who'd need that. Find work.


    A lot of people on here require grunt work done for them, time and again. Network with these individuals and offer them your skillset.

    Once you have saved some cash, open a thread offering these services.

    Accept orders for only the things that you can do in your time at the library, finish them off and get paid.

    3. Prepare a list of everything you want to do. Then do it.

    BHW and the internet as a whole are laden with extremely high-quality content & guides on how to do a lot of things. Take your time to develop a skillset of your liking. Find a Udemy course, sign up for it and get it done. Then practice.

    Once you're done practicing, practice some more.

    Take it to a point, where you can add that skill to your resume.

    4. Spend less, save more.

    Save like crazy. Save as if it's not your money anymore. Save it to a point where you're comfortable making bolder decisions.

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    The above is a very rough outline of what you can do.

    Typed on a touch device in a moving vehicle, please excuse typos and brevity.
     
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