When did you first fall in luv with IM

by Dwayne Pressley 14 replies
Just wondering

When did you first fall in luv with IM....

or...

for those of you 'Forced' into Im

What was the 'breaking point' outside of IM that forced you into it?




Dwayne
#main internet marketing discussion forum #fall #luv
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Neither,

    Wasn't forced into it and it's just a bit of fun, not love.

    If it stops being fun - I'll stop doing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sarah Harvey
      It started just after I left school. In school my entertainment consisted out of reading books...so needless to say I discovered small business books and got hooked. But eventually the library ran out of books to read for me on that subject so I started in normal Marketing. A bit too complicated for me at age 16 so I decided just to read normal sci-fi etc. Then one day ...I was 17 round about, I had my first bout with internet in South Africa. Seriously...I am 27 years old now, so know that a few years back internet was still a scarcity in South Africa. Only rich people could afford it.

      Anyway, there was an internet cafe near where I lived and that's when I discovered yahoo. It still is one of the search engines that I am loyal to ^^

      Back then, in 1998 there were hardly any overload on information. Gosh I was looking for something and there were no concrete information which left me disillusioned. But then out of boredom I started to just search through sites of interest and one site I stumbled on had tons of information on how to start an online business and it dealt with internet marketing. The person who authored it were... Terry Dean

      That is where it all started.

      On that first day I must have printed out almost 100 pages full of information so I could take it home and digest its importance. Since then I went on to teach myself to use the internet further, build websites and today I can easily do what most people only dream of. Well I guess I am a fast learner.

      That is how it started.

      Personally I can find any information on the internet...even things people think they have hidden way beyond most people's means
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    • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
      In 1996 I asked a kid in a computer store what the Internet was and he demonstrated WorldChat.

      I signed up, bought a book on HTML and got started on my new hobby.

      Jens
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
        Prom night... had IM in the back seat and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"came on the radio... been faithful ever since
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        • Profile picture of the author Internet Stores
          Well I was always intrigued with the idea of making money on the internet. You know, being able to work from home, work when you want, work whenever you want, no more long commutes, being your own boss, etc. etc. The more I keep learning about IM the more I want to do this even more!
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          • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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            • Profile picture of the author jhongren
              I came into IM because i started a wedding blog as a wedding gift for my wife. Since then, I have always fallen in love with IM (of cos, I love my wife more.)

              John
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              • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
                For me, it was the dream of making a living at home while being able to travel anywhere in the world I choose. There's something about IM that sparks my passion. I never felt this way about any business before.
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                • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                  Originally Posted by Christie Love View Post

                  For me, it was the dream of making a living at home while being able to travel anywhere in the world I choose. There's something about IM that sparks my passion. I never felt this way about any business before.

                  Hi Christie,

                  Good to see you again.

                  I am sure you are going to achieve your dream with your dedication and commitment to your own success.

                  John
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                  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
                    hmm...
                    thinking back it was betting on sports when I started making money online. Then I looked at some dude who was selling this sports betting thingy, assumed he's making a boatload of cash and internet marketing is my hobby now
                    And yeah, I was fed up playing World of Warcraft

                    Chris
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                    • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
                      IM and myself have had quite a tumultuous affair....We have very high highs and very low lows and they can sometimes be in the same day. I don't think a week passes where I think to myself "I need to quit this sh*t". Then again, the other option is a day job and I don't think that that would work either.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dwayne Pressley
              Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

              I never did - it was just a sleazy one night stand for me.
              Some how Big Mike, I have the feeling she can't shake you (or...YOU can't shake her) LOL

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              • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
                In 1995. Hitting the AOL & Compuserve classifieds Got addicted.

                First IM book I bought was Jim Daniels $24.95 softcover. It's here on a book shelf somewhere. Forget the name. Great info for then.

                The guys at Active Marketplace were huge then. They had a free report on how they made $600,000 in 2-3 weeks. They were just giving it away. It was gold too. Incredible info.
                Info that people nowadays would charge $400 for?

                Mike Enlow was huge. Had free info on his site too. From "Sand Castles to Empires" report was awesome. I believe it's still there?

                Joined the Warriors Private site in 1996, I believe? Incredible value. $49 Bucks!!?? Heck I still login every now and then and reread some of the stuff

                Then bought Cory Rudhl's "Insider Secrets To Internet Marketing" for the bargain basement price of $197 plus S/H.

                I've made a Hell of alot of money since!

                It was love at first sight for me

                Fell in love with Net Marketing and married my computer in 1995. Cheated on it and married my wife in 1996. Hope I never have to choose between the two? One is sometimes a NAG
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                • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
                  I went into IM on the idea of the dream....

                  But didn't fall in love with it until two years after I started....

                  The moment I fell in love was my breakthrough moment....

                  When I woke to $1,535.67 in sales on a clickbank product in a mere 12 hours over night.....

                  I knew I was in love and hooked forever

                  P.S. I remember that number as if it was yesterday, and it wasn't from an email blast to my list either. Adwords + Time sensitive event and offer = $$$$$$$$
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  • Profile picture of the author iceintentions
    Just this year. Although I did a little bit of IM 2 years ago. I really fell in love when the checks started rolling in. lol
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