Did you start IM at a young age?

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How old were you when you started IM? and it's a good idea to start at a young age? 19 years old?
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  • Profile picture of the author Delboy Trotter
    I started 7 years ago, and stating young doesn't it's a good thing, many people started IM long time ago but they didn't make anything neither money or experience and in the other hand you may find few poeple that began their journey a couple of years and they are sucessful
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  • Profile picture of the author eKing
    I started when I was around 15 years old by selling video editing services and I've still been doing that ever since along with other business models. The earlier the better as you learn the best from experience and the earlier you start the less mistakes you are likely to make further down the line.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinkt
    I started at 14. Got some success, but never really worked on it heavily until recently. Now I'm 23 =)
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  • Profile picture of the author ZanyZebra
    Age is immaterial.

    Intelligence isn't.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      I'm nearly 70 and plan to start in the very near future. Do you think it's too late for me?

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        I'm nearly 70 and plan to start in the very near future. Do you think it's too late for me?

        Cheers. - Frank
        Just starting out?

        Do you want me to send you some affiliate links to you so I can profit at your expense?
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

          Just starting out?

          Do you want me to send you some affiliate links to you so I can profit at your expense?
          I plan to market my own product. My cremation ashes in a beautiful silver pendant.

          I am only taking advance orders, of course.

          Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        I'm nearly 70 and plan to start in the very near future. Do you think it's too late for me?

        Cheers. - Frank
        Sorry bro, but your comments always bad.
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        • Profile picture of the author @tjr
          Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

          Sorry bro, but your comments always bad.
          Ooh, got him!
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

          Sorry bro, but your comments always bad.
          OUCH! I'm wounded. Slammed by the world's arbiter of worthy comments.

          "Bless me Father for I have sinned." lol

          Cheers. - Frank
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          • Profile picture of the author RaymondPreble
            Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            OUCH! I'm wounded. Slammed by the world's arbiter of worthy comments.

            "Bless me Father for I have sinned." lol

            Cheers. - Frank
            Frank, you are on of the most negative people I have seen around this forum, and I do mean it, always making pointless and meaningless comment and trying to get likes by other like-minded people..
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            • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
              Originally Posted by RaymondPreble View Post

              Frank, you are on of the most negative people I have seen around this forum, and I do mean it, always making pointless and meaningless comment and trying to get likes by other like-minded people..
              He thinks he's funny.
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              • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

                He thinks he's funny.
                Yes - he does! lol

                Cheers. - Frank
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                • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
                  You asked people to post if they started IM at a young age.

                  What's wrong with Frank starting at 70?
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by RaymondPreble View Post

              Frank, you are on of the most negative people I have seen around this forum, and I do mean it,
              Thanks so much. I greatly appreciate the recognition.
              always making pointless and meaningless comment and trying to get likes by other like-minded people..
              There are no 'like-minded people.' Proudly, I am in a class unto myself.

              Enjoy your day. :-)

              Cheers. - Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author salegurus
          Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

          Sorry bro, but your comments always bad.
          Maybe if you asked intelligent questions that are actually relevant you would get the answers you want.....
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          • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
            Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

            Maybe if you asked intelligent questions that are actually relevant you would get the answers you want.....
            What's wrong with my question? and if you didn't like my thread title, keep scrolling. Easy, right?

            You welcome.
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            • Profile picture of the author salegurus
              Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

              What's wrong with my question? and if you didn't like my thread title, keep scrolling. Easy, right?

              You welcome.
              I have to agree, you are correct. I should learn not to waste my time with ......
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      • Profile picture of the author shuvoimtiaz
        Its better late than Never...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack107
    I was trying stuff from 15 onwards. Most failures, made a little bit of money from a sports blog I had going, but I wasn't mature or smart enough to ever make a killing. 5 years on and I can say I'm more experienced, still failing at times, but at least making a nice side income while I study.

    What ZanyZebra said is spot in. Build your knowledge and always be prepared to learn. Age is irrelevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    I was conceived on a office table with a computer!

    I believe I was around 7 or so when my eyes got their first experience playing with this thing.

    Just love how you can create and build things on the computer with coding. I don't know code but played with it in college a little and its some cool and easy stuff once you learn the fundamentals. Today its html coding.
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    I started at 13 on an Internet chatroom. Sure I thought it was just trolling for a girlfriend. But when I'm trying to pump myself up and the answer will not affect you in any way period, why not boast a fake start date.

    This thread won't do much for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I was 21 when I began my career in internet marketing. In my opinion anybody can get started but the average age is 18 years. So, I think there is no better time than now.
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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    How old were you when you started IM? and it's a good idea to start at a young age? 19 years old?
    Since most of you can't earn good money at the beginning, think, it's good idea to start at a young age. (Parents are still capable with feeding you)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    I started 10 years ago at age 18, but I didn't go at it full time until I finished college. I could have, but I'm not a quitter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      Originally Posted by Joan Altz View Post

      I started 10 years ago at age 18, but I didn't go at it full time until I finished college. I could have, but I'm not a quitter.
      You definitely do not strike me as 28.

      You look like a baby doll.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
        Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

        You definitely do not strike me as 28.

        You look like a baby doll.
        See the time when I joined? The avatar photo is a year older than that. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Hey!

    Yeah I would say it is fine to start IM at a young age. There is definitely a big learning curve So, the sooner, the better.

    I, personally, started studying internet marketing at the age of 22. It has been a long journey for, many ups and downs. And many mistakes made. But, this is what I needed to go through, in order to become good at this!!

    19 years old is a great age to get started!

    Just don't be afraid to fail, because you will. And you need those failures, to mold you into an internet marketing expert!

    I wish you the best of the best, if you are just getting started in this industry!

    Cheers!
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  • Age has nothing to do with whether or not you succeed. I started one year ago and I will be 43 this year. You will succeed if you have the drive and determination to push through.
    Failure only means you have to find another way to go about it. Take the word can't out of your vocabulary.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by That Helpful Chick View Post

      You will succeed if you have the drive and determination to push through.
      Drive and determination are all that's needed to win a hot-dog eating contest.

      You might want to throw skill, intelligence and a sound business model into that mix. I think that would be very "helpful."

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
        Originally Posted by That Helpful Chick View Post

        You will succeed if you have the drive and determination to push through.
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        Drive and determination are all that's needed to win a hot-dog eating contest.

        You might want to throw skill, intelligence and a sound business model into that mix. I think that would be very "helpful."

        Cheers. - Frank
        I laughed out loud when I read his reply to the top quoted comment, so Frank is funny sometimes.

        I've also read some comments where he gave straight and helpful advice, so he isn't "always negative" as someone wrote earlier.

        He grates the nerves of some folks, and I don't agree with all his comments or remarks, but at least he is genuine, which is more than you can say about a large number of people here on the WF - especially after Freelancer opened the flood gates to spammers again when they took over.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Joan Altz View Post

          I laughed out loud when I read his reply to the top quoted comment, so Frank is funny sometimes.

          I've also read some comments where he gave straight and helpful advice, so he isn't "always negative" as someone wrote earlier.

          He grates the nerves of some folks, and I don't agree with all his comments or remarks, but at least he is genuine, which is more than you can say about a large number of people here on the WF - especially after Freelancer opened the flood gates to spammers again when they took over.
          Thank you for your kind words. Please remind me to offend you at some point in the near future. :-)

          Here's the bottom line. This forum is nicely equipped with an 'ignore' button. With all of the mindless drivel that I read on this forum on a daily basis, anyone whom finds my posts that offensive, need simply click the 'ignore' button and I will instantly be transported out of their sphere of reality on this forum.

          That said, if you look to the left you will see that many folks have 'thanked' me for my posts. These are not 'likes.' Hardly anyone actually likes me but a lot of people do respect the knowledge and experience that I have acquired in almost 70 years on the planet and willingly share with folks that are still crapping yellow in their IM diapers. I started selling door-to-door when I was 8 years old. You'll forgive me if I don't allow what anyone says or thinks about me, to influence me in any way.

          Like my mom has always told me and still does, I am an acquired taste. :-)

          Cheers. - Frank

          P.S. That 'hot dog eating contest' line was one of my best ever. It even made me laugh. :-) It's very true, though - right???
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  • Profile picture of the author brada7x
    I started in the world of IM when I was 21. That was 6 years ago. I've seen and heard of people starting as young as 15, though. Heck, a few of the 15-18 year olds out there will give you a run for your money in determination, drive, and sometimes even earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I started at 19, and was a miserable failure. But my disdain for "working a job" kept me coming back. I didn't know much back then, and i would stop doing things that i thought wasn't working (even though i was doing everything right!). I know now though, and things are peachy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wuconnect
      Well... I started IM at 21 by mistake. I was actually looking how to make money on a game I was playing way back when (where good items costed you an arm, a leg, and half your soul lol). Fast forward 4 years later I've made VERY LITTLE money. In this time I've made roughly $13.50 and lost oh... just a grand and some change.

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      But my disdain for "working a job" kept me coming back. I didn't know much back then, and i would stop doing things that i thought wasn't working (even though i was doing everything right!).
      Like Randall said, My dislike for my job is what continues me to keep coming back to this space. My friends secretly talk about me on how crazy I am on pursing this and to just find a better job. But I say once I finally breakthrough and being honest and legit...I say all these years of Failure...nah.. ...years of LESSONS will all be worth it to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author LesterRussell
    I started one year ago at 22, wasn't smooth sailing from the start. Rather, it was more like trying to sail a boat in a desert. But perseverance paid off and i'm starting to see better returns on my investment of time now.

    The beauty about the internet is that age, qualifications, race or gender has zero relevance on the online world. So starting as early as you can would be the best because there would be nothing holding you back for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaunchPurveyor
    No age discrimination in IM which is a great thing...doesn't matter if you're 18 or 75. I started in my mid 30's.
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    There are certainly advantages. Hopefully your living expenses are lower than mine so you'll be able to make better investments into your business than I was able to.

    However, young people are often impatient and easily discouraged (at least I was at that age) hopefully you'll have more patience than I would have. I'm 45 now and I take most disappointments in stride.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I started EXTREMELY young. Back when I was 13. I'm 18 now
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    • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
      Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

      I started EXTREMELY young. Back when I was 13. I'm 18 now
      And did you reach success yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
        Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

        And did you reach success yet?
        He makes $100,000 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickjperoni
    I didn't discover online marketing until I was 27..

    Spent too much time partying in my 20's haha. I wish I had started back when I was like 18 or 19.. that's why I never waste a day now that I have it in my grasp!
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  • Profile picture of the author najminrahmankoly
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    How old were you when you started IM? and it's a good idea to start at a young age? 19 years old?
    I started working in the IM section while I was 21 years old.
    Some countries law is 18 years old person make any sign. In this case if one below this age, he may not be able to open any bank account, in this case it may problem. Without this kind of issue, there is no problem. One can work in the IM section at any age. If you know how to work in the IM section, you can start just now. Please carry on. Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author EldonArredondo
    My journey begun at 25 and I haven't looked back ever since, although I regret not getting started early enough!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fixers
    i started using im @ 21
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  • I wish I started as young as possible ( around 15-16 or so) instead of playing video games haha.

    However I started when I was 21, am currently 23.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFarmer
    I did not start at young age otherwise I would have learned so much so quick! Hope others are not looking for the best time to get started! Because it's NOW..
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  • Profile picture of the author PVGUY
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    How old were you when you started IM? and it's a good idea to start at a young age? 19 years old?
    I started when most people retire. Start wherever you are. Starting young is no advantage to my way of thinking. That's the benefit of the Internet - anybody, any age, anywhere can achieve success.
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  • Profile picture of the author TorinoGray
    Age is not a factor. Business Acumen is...
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  • Profile picture of the author armaniaryanna
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    How old were you when you started IM? and it's a good idea to start at a young age? 19 years old?
    I have started working at the IM while I was about 23 years old. It is about 4 years ago from now. I think you should start right now. It is the proper time to do anything. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    I started learning at about 14 - Started trying to make money about 15/16 and by 17 I was earning enough to take it full time and start a business.

    I'm 20 this year and while I still continue to run the foundations of my IM business (copywriting, email marketing, list building etc) I'm now mainly branching in to day trading and investing in commodities, REITs and the like.
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  • Profile picture of the author TexasSteve
    It doesn't matter what age you start, as long as you start NOW! Lol

    It's always a good idea. The internet is so amazing in so many ways and, honestly, it's only the beginning. Immerse yourself in some good reading and become an internet expert.
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