Are Internet Marketers Wacky Characters?

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Sometimes I feel like I'm not a normal part of society.
I love it but I would love to hear others stories.

I feel like my friends and family admire me but almost feel like I'm crazy for what I do on a daily basis.

Anyone else feel this way??
#characters #internet #marketers #wacky
  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I do!

    How could you be the crazy one?

    If you're full time - they wish they were making good money without a so-called real job.

    Sure, my family and friends wanted to know exactly what I did/do for a living.

    I constructed a how to course with them in mind and over a dozen friends and family members are getting into online business.


    The weird people are those that do not see an online based business as the new Magna Carta for 21st century people.

    Unfortunately, mlm and the other online scams have stopped a lot of people from even considering online business.

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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Yeh sitting on computer all day long can actually make one crazy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    I know how you feel no one really gets what I do. But they were confused when I was just a regular old web designer too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Murdaugh
    Yeh sitting on computer all day long can actually make one crazy.
    Agreed.

    I don't think I'm wacky. My friends and family have no idea what I do, I just say "web developer", they probably assume porn, but whatever.

    I go out and drink with friends. A lot, haha. Also, I try to get out of the house a couple of times a week. I'm at the library writing this. Being around people helps.

    But most of my friends are the kids I grew up with, they have regular jobs, regular lives, and our jobs don't define who any of us really are.

    The only difference is I don't necessarily have a set schedule, and that makes them jealous, even though I probably put in more hours per week.

    Also, the fact that I work from home from a computer, I get a lot of flack about it not being "real work", but I just shrug it off because they don't know what real work and real stress is all about.

    Some of the characters I see on here are definitely "different". As for me and I'd say most marketers I've met, we're just regular people who came across internet marketing and took action.

    Definitely have to have an entrepreneurial spirit to be involved with IM though.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Of course. Did you think we were normal or something? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
    This is nothing new; I heard the same thing in 1980 from my parents and friends when I went into sales. They all thought I was going through a phase and would soon come to my senses and get a real job. Its 29 years later and I never did get that real job. The internet is just a new high tech sales tool, and makes selling even easier. I wish I had paid attention to it sooner.
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    HAHA!

    Well, I always knew that we thought differently... but after going to my first internet marketing seminar (The Internet Marketing Main Event 2) I was totally sure of it...

    If anyone HASN'T been to a seminar... I highly suggest it... And I highly suggest TIMME
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  • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
    Originally Posted by RenaissanceMan View Post

    Sometimes I feel like I'm not a normal part of society.
    I love it but I would love to hear others stories.

    I feel like my friends and family admire me but almost feel like I'm crazy for what I do on a daily basis.

    Anyone else feel this way??
    Have you read any of my posts on here? Lol.

    I'm probably the strangest person that I know. I think that part of it is a general contempt for modern day society...when you're in school, you're bombarded with all these things that you MUST do to be successful in life. You must complete school. You must go to college. You must get a 9-5 desk job somewhere and grind out the rest of your existence until the cows come home and you can retire, and live off Social Security for the rest of your days. That's the life of a worker bee, and it isn't for me.

    You aren't the crazy one. They are.

    That's all I can say.

    By the way, I love your username.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Here's looking at you, kid

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy James
    I am strange anyway, but, will continue to work a regular job, because I am a people person. That's why I am SO much praising God for my job now. It's great. I'd only leave if I had the opportunity to either go into ministry, or open a Bed and Breakfast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    Many IM'ers think they are a rare breed among the "working class." This may be true, but there are several other types of people who feel this way -- traders for instance. The successful ones sit in front of a computer for hours, make boatloads of cash after putting in the work and go through the whole "Yeah my friends and family have no idea what I do, how I can make money on the computer, etc."

    Point is, you are not alone!
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    • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
      Exactly.

      IMHO, it isn't only IMers who are "crazy" and "free-thinkers"...

      Anyone who refuses to work for others, to wake up and work at a desk--anyone who is an entrepreneur is "crazy" and a "free-thinker"
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  • Profile picture of the author TheAtHomeCouple
    People who work for themselves, whether online or off, will always be looked upon as "unconventional" by their family and friends. This is due to the fact that the mass majority of society would rather conform with what they've been told is the "right" way to make a living i.e. be a cubicle monkey for 35 years, then retire with a $2000/month pension (if you're lucky), take a few 3 week vacations to florida, and die.

    For those of us who ride a horse of a different color, we seem to be doing something out of the ordinary, when that's actually not the case at all!

    When ever my family or friends ask me why I haven't had a day job for the last 6 months I always reply with "I make my own money" and leave the rest up to their imagination.
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  • Profile picture of the author cotum
    I definitely have my eccentricities.

    My parents have finally given up on pestering me about college now that I'm in my 30's. People act amazed that I can sit at home and make money, and will joke with the "Oh I hate you" comments.

    One thing I have confidence in is this: selling things online will never get oversaturated, simply because most people are not inclined to do this type of work. It scares them.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddyg
    Whenever I try to explain to friends or family what I do, I see them nod politely and feign understanding but I can tell they don't really understand...lol!

    I think describing most marketers as wacky would be wide of the mark though. Most I've met have been pretty regular people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debbie Allen
    I think we are simply non-conformists that are seeking a way that works for us...a better way!

    We know we could get a j-o-b and do what everyone else does but this is both challenging and rewarding....and yes - I have always been a little strange! lol
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