Why did you go into IM?

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I was wondering what made everyone choose to go into IM? For me I have bipolar and can not work a "normal" job. So working from home was the best option. What about you?
  • Profile picture of the author nik0
    I was dreaming about passive income but it turns out that there is a lot of work required to gain passive income and probably just as much work to maintain it lol Another reason is that I'm uneducated and I rather work from home then in some kind of factory or wharehouse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    Simply to start making money online. What turned into "extra" income for me has now become a full time "job". It works, but it does take time and a lot of effort and patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Its interesting...And also when I grow old my sites will earn coz may be I wont be able to hard work that time...


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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    I went into IM because it allowed me to work on projects that I wanted to work on. After 35 years in a corporate job, I hated the meetings I was ordered to go to. I hated the fact that I couldn't focus in on one aspect of my job because my duties were varied. They were varied because the expertise level of the people in the unit weren't up to par. Training wasn't available and so everything had to be learned by watching everyone else. OH yes, the vocation I was in was data processing.

    A lot of homework involved in DP, a lot of experimenting new ideas utilizing software utilities along with the daily customer support issues.

    IM offered me a way out and gave me the freedom to focus in on what I wanted to do in my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author JorgeLuis
    I started because I wanted to make a nice income in order to support my family.

    Now after going to college (and studied a totally unrelated carear to IM), this is what I want to do for the rest of my life: Have the dreamed "IM Lifestyle" by helping others and providing tons of value to the community.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Wessman
    I just really really didn't want to work a 9-5 job... the idea of passive income and working from home sounded a lot more appealing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Because I like to sleep late and eat breakfast, but the 2 hour work day doesn't hurt either.

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  • Profile picture of the author highrider21
    At first it was because I didn't want to have to get a job and I wanted to become a multi-millionaire. Now I just want to quit my job and not have to get another minimum wage job again because I hate them so much, they just feel like modern day slavery to me. Also because I have decent technical and computer skills and so using the computer to earning a living is appealing to me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    Because IM lazy, IM not a type of person who will negotiate...
    In short IM happy!

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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    Working at the comfort of my home is my dream. So when I discovered internet marketing I just knew that I have to do it. Its a rewarding type of thing to do in life, indeed its quite different than getting a real job.

    IM has a continuous learning process and I am fine with it as long as its for the better of the business.

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  • Profile picture of the author MobApps
    I'm a big fan of FREEDOM. Freedom to live life on my terms and not the terms that are pushed on us by the system. I prefer to make my life what I want it to be and not necessarily what others think it should be.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcristo
    Started selling on eBay, then started learning about SEO. Just a natural progression really, and seeing the opportunity to make money online.

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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    for me it's because the potential is unlimited, and once we have our own "printing machine" it'll never stop.. that's IM

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  • Profile picture of the author richjr72
    I started back in 1999, and their wasn't too many people doing it. I just laid off from being a restaurant manager, and I wanted to try finding a job I could do from home. I came across a internet marketing book, and it seemed so easy, so I did it. I have been making a full time income online ever since, and I haven't looked back since.
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  • Profile picture of the author katnyc
    I fell into it (made money on youtube without trying) and then took the suggestion of an IM friend to take that a step further.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    To break away from the 'normal' standards our society creates. Even now that I'm making my full time income from IM people don't take me too seriously when I tell them 'what I do'. It's a shame how most people conform and can't open their eyes to other possibilities. Luckily I'm not one of them :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Freedom is the main reason for me. I like to earn much and travel everywhere

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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    I got into IM in order to fund other things in my life that matter to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    There are upsides and downsides to working from home. I'm doing this because of the freedom that comes with the money rather than for the money itself. I hate being ordered to do things, I hate having a boss looking over me all the time and commanding me on what I should and shouldn't do, so that's the number 1 reason I'm doing IM - to have this financial freedom and peace of mind.

    The downsides are, working from home is a little asocial - you don't get into contact with people in person and it can really get on your nerves if you spend too much time alone without personal contact with anybody.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukedidit
    I work all day in IT. I know unix, databases and all that jazz like the back of my hand.

    I used to come home and play video games most of the night or sit around on reddit - it then occurred to me that I would be better putting my time into building IM sites.

    I am still learning, but in under a month I have built two pretty decent sites with a third on the way and so things are going well.

    Ultimately I would like this to get to the point where I see a decent amount of passive income start to flow in. Not sure I would give up my day job as I enjoy it still. Its more that I am good at tech and very driven, so a piece of the pie has my name on it and I am here to collect.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    The reason I choose internet marketing is because of its possibility in making a passive income in a matter of time. I know this is not an easy game, but this is actually better than sticking to your 9-5 job.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuelUherek
    Because you can make more money in relatively short amount of time with the same effort as in 9 - 5 job. I always liked the Internet and never knew how it all works. So I just begun to learn and I find it to be the best fit for my life-style. I love the idea that you can go everywhere and you still have the same business when you connect to the internet. In a couple of words: Relative Freedom and Life-style I like
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
      I wanted to avoid getting a job when I graduated, and to build up a real, asset-based business producing true residual income from work already done, which at some future point I can sell for a lot of money - if I choose to. I like being able to work from wherever I am, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author adammaxum
    I'd rather build something on my own, than work for someone else. I can stay at home, do what I want, work when I want, I'm not forced to get up early. I can travel anywhere in the world. Passive income. The list goes on...

    also, for those who say IM is lonely. It's only as lonely as you make it. Form some connections. Speak through Skype. Dedicate time every week to spend with friends. Set up coffee meets with those around your location. etc.etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vibes
    I see IM as a way to generate passive cashflow and also skills to realize my dream business...
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