How old was you when..?

by B3som
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How old was you when you earned your first profit on the interwebz?
  • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
    Originally Posted by B3som View Post

    How old was you when you earned your first profit on the interwebz?
    I was 16 and in the 11th grade, I wish I knew some of the things that I know now back then. I would have been a billionaire by now! Learn from your mistakes quick and keep pushing, no matter how long it takes it all pays off in the end. Knowledge is power!
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    • Profile picture of the author B3som
      Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

      I was 16 and in the 11th grade, I wish I knew some of the things that I know now back then. I would have been a billionaire by now! Learn from your mistakes quick and keep pushing, no matter how long it takes it all pays off in the end. Knowledge is power!
      Thanks, I was mainly looking to see if anyone around that age had earned a profit online as i wasn't sure if it was a little to early.

      All i have to do is read, read and read until i have got the knowledge to start this whole malarky off and hopefully earn my first profit sometime soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
        Originally Posted by B3som View Post

        Thanks, I was mainly looking to see if anyone around that age had earned a profit online as i wasn't sure if it was a little to early.

        All i have to do is read, read and read until i have got the knowledge to start this whole malarky off and hopefully earn my first profit sometime soon.
        You should also take action but don't get caught up in a lot of hype. study internet marketing and learn how to produce targeted traffic. After you have that down to a science, you can make just about any venture a success.
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  • Profile picture of the author simplybeastz
    Originally Posted by B3som View Post

    How old was you when you earned your first profit on the interwebz?
    Back In 2005 , when I was 14 On eBay .
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I was 19. It took me a couple weeks to make my first sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Well, let's just say I already had gray whiskers. It was 1997 and it came as an Amazon affiliate. Man, was it ever easy to rank in the engines back then...
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  • I was around 28 or so. Unfortunately, we didn't have the 'interwebz' yet when I was I young, but I wish we had. Oh, how different things would have been for me. All these youngsters making millions now makes me downright jealous.
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    • Profile picture of the author Geoff1
      I was around 23 or so however my first online money was made from a BBS.

      You would have to dial in. The call would be long distance. The number of people you could interact with was very limited. I think about 25 or 30 at a time.

      It is amazing how things have changed.

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      • Originally Posted by Geoff1 View Post

        I was around 23 or so however my first online money was made from a BBS.

        You would have to dial in. The call would be long distance. The number of people you could interact with was very limited. I think about 25 or 30 at a time.

        It is amazing how things have changed.

        Geoff
        Careful, Geoff, your age might be slipping out. I doubt most of these people even know what a BBS is. That was my first interaction with the 'interwebz', as well, then newsgroups.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    It was 1996. I'm too old to do the math now :-)

    It wasn't a lot at first. I remember one commission
    check of just over $3. I cashed it :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author vishalduggal
    I was 15 when I started this all.I can't forget all those newbie days when I don't even know what Google is.
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    • Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      It was 1996. I'm too old to do the math now :-)

      It wasn't a lot at first. I remember one commission
      check of just over $3. I cashed it :-)

      Willie
      Hey, we all have to start somewhere. Don't worry, Willie, you'll get there, too. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author B3som
      Originally Posted by vishalduggal View Post

      I was 15 when I started this all.I can't forget all those newbie days when I don't even know what Google is.
      Frustrating days, well that's how I feel. I want to go and get my first site on the go and try it out see if I earn anything, but I know deep down I still have no idea what to do and forced to carry on reading through endless amount of text.

      Sometime soon it shall happen however patience and persistence is key I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I never owned a computer until the fall of 2004. Had to figure out how to do everything - even post in this forum. It was 2005 when I saw the first bucks come in. I was 50 years old. Old dogs CAN learn new tricks. Trust me on that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Allport
      It was 1999 and I was 38 - we didn't even have personal computers until I was an adult, never mind the Internet!

      Piece of advice - learn just enough to be able to put up your first Website and take it from there. You never know everything there is to know and if you wait for everything to be totally perfect you'll just never get anything started. It's important to take that first step by getting something up Online and go from there, learning as you go.
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      • Originally Posted by Alan Allport View Post

        It was 1999 and I was 38 - we didn't even have personal computers until I was an adult, never mind the Internet!

        Piece of advice - learn just enough to be able to put up your first Website and take it from there. You never know everything there is to know and if you wait for everything to be totally perfect you'll just never get anything started. It's important to take that first step by getting something up Online and go from there, learning as you go.
        That's the best 'in-a-nutshell' advice for anyone just starting out with an online business. Information overload can be downright paralyzing. Learn what you need to know, as you need to learn it.

        I think I was 20 when I got my first personal computer. It was a Timex Sinclair 1500 that you had to plug into the back of a 13" b&w tv like the old video games.





        Yes, we actually had to back up and load our programs with a cassette tape. Shocking, I know...
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        • Profile picture of the author Geoff1
          Bradley,

          Good point.

          That is an awesome photo. It is amazing what we did back in those days with so little. When I think of thing major things in my life that have occurred I think of:

          * MMA
          * Internet

          It is crazy to think that this MMA sport has become mainstream from it's days of Tough Man. It is even more crazy to think how the Internet has impacted this world.

          I asked a young kid the other day if he was going to get the Lady GAGA 45 and he thought I was talking about a gun.

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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I was a spammer in the early 90s, back when spam was still only a meat by-product. Back then it was legal and lucrative, and I was young and dumb.

    As soon as I figured out that I could make money by pretending to be a woman, I quickly programmed several bots for the IRC chatrooms and auto-posters for the Newsgroups. At any one time I'd have several computers running with 40-50 bots a piece on them. I can just remember thinking that having all of those bots running was like having a huge sales force. I had more boyfriends than a blowup doll on an aircraft carrier. - It was just after Highschool, and I still lived at home, but I was cashing checks that my Dad said at the time were bigger than he'd ever seen.

    BUT, I don't do any of that any more. That was back when I was young and dumb. Now I'm only dumb.
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    • Profile picture of the author xento
      Was 19 about 12 years ago ~1999, think I made $2 my first year. There was so little tools back then you had to do everything manually, but I learned a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    I was 13 and making websites when services like Geocities were brand spanking new. I also designed websites for local businesses. We had to register through Network Solutions and they charged a huge fee, something close to $100. And to think people complain now about $7 domain registration fees.
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  • Profile picture of the author lumo
    I was 13 or 14, doing some Paid To Read, Paid to Click stuff, later with Paid to Surf, and first "big" money came with site called 4daily giving 4% of investment for surfing everyday the sum was about $20, but then I had to stop doing it - i had some problems with PC, big internet bills, and no support from anyone later a mirricle happened i found a site called PTSU it was a pyramid but i was lucky enough to interest few people and 3,7 investment gave me about 193 over 2 years, At that time I was learning about Forex, with free $5 from Marketiva I made about $60 in 4month (and lost it all) then I had a big break - 3 years, and now I'm back
    Last week I got a check for $70

    In my expierience learning is not enough, there must be some action.
    My big problem was thinking to much and getting new ideas all the time, but not doing anything. Now I've learned to stick with one method, and one thing to focus on this one thing to be done, and it doesn't need to be perfect from the beggining
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Jeff Elia View Post

      I was 15. a lot of years ago. Made my first dollars on guide for $7 on ebay. I sold xxx copies
      I remember those days.

      Ebay totally sucks now, they do what they want and ban people for no aparent reason.

      VICTIM OF OWN SUCCESS.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacob Hargreave
        I was 26 when I received my first check for my marketing efforts. It was for $95.00 and I still keep the stub as a reminder that making money online is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerAderholdt
    Guess I was about 33 when I sold my first Vacation Product... and haven't stopped since that wonderful day. Been working on-line full time ever since. Full time meaning when I decide to work and NOT having a BOSS.
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