Do your parents say that you spend too much time on the computer?

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Hello, great to be back after a forced vacation (ban).My parents tell me that I spend too much time on the computer. I tell them I am trying to make money online. It seems that being on the computer all day is not something my parents like apparently even if you are trying to make a living through the computer. Can anyone else relate?
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  • Profile picture of the author Farish
    Originally Posted by 568129 View Post

    Hello, great to be back after a forced vacation (ban).My parents tell me that I spend too much time on the computer. I tell them I am trying to make money online. It seems that being on the computer all day is not something my parents like apparently even if you are trying to make a living through the computer. Can anyone else relate?
    The only way you probably can get affirmation from your parents is to prove it with your money showing up in your wallet. Once they see some money coming in, they may back up. When I was a kid, there was no internet and my parents were so school oriented that they did not want me working so I could focus on my studies. When I went to college, the only way I could make the money I wanted to was to move out. They thought I was crazy but sometimes that is the only way to get the freedom you want. Wait till your 18 and take charge of your life, but fair warning, when you are out on your own its not always what you want. The first thing I learned when I moved out is what utility bills are and for a lot of kids having bills comes in as a shock.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    No, because I'm an adult living on my own. My parents have no idea what I'm doing!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    All of those who would like to start a mastermind group and would like to organize and support each other please pm me or add me on skype: jorginator. This group would have the goal of making 500 dollars a month to begin with or higher if that is what you want
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  • Profile picture of the author nickdamodda
    Yes,they used to. I make more money online than they make with their jobs, so they don't say anything anymore. They even got me tested for drugs, and asked around because they thought i was selling A LOT of weed. Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    Hey Nick the modda How long did it take you to make more money than your parents?

    Who would like to share knowledge and organize a mastermind group to support each other ?
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    They used to- 15 years ago.

    Now that I've graduated with an engineering degree from one of the greatest schools in the U.S., I doubt looking back they think "man it's too bad he was always on the computer"
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  • Profile picture of the author nickdamodda
    Around 6-8 months. I was using viral apps,scripts,cloaking etc then I started getting worried with the fb lawyers as I'm in America, 15, and don't want to get ****ed over. Right now, I don't have have the big of an income and I'm just testing PPC,PPV,etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      My parents are afraid to go on the internet for the most part - and have no idea how much time I spend on the computer. But if I were to woosh back in a time machine to the early 80's they would probably be concerned.
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    • Profile picture of the author KabirC
      Originally Posted by JimmyAffiliateMarketing View Post

      Maybe you're too young to be in this industry? Lollllll xd
      No he isn't lol, I started when I was 12 buying and reselling things and dropshipping while throwing up PPC ads, better to start young.

      Also, yes my parents do say that I am spending too much time on the computer but they also respect my earnings and the fact that I play multiple sports at the ame time so as long as there is physical activity then it's fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    Welcome back. You're situation is very common especially to people whose parents are not acquainted about the internet. In fact, this is the most common source of arguments. I suggest you to let your parents know of what exactly you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    I am older than 18 years old and I want to make money online. I would like to start a group to help people make money online who would like to donate some time to help a group of internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I am grown up and unfortunately my parents are long since dearly departed, so they don't know what I am doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Phillip
    It's tough to have relatives that don't understand or are flat out against it. My suggestion to you is to focus on learning and applying as much as you can and keep it under your hat. Then when you have the ball rolling, surprise them. Until then don't talk about it with them. In fact, don't talk to most people about it at all until your successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    Nope, my dad passed away 4 years ago, and my mom is clueless about such things. And I've been on my own for lots of years now, so they haven't told me what to do since...hmm...I can't remember when!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardDean
    How about adding to the question Wife, Husband or life partner

    Yes my wife tells me every day... what do I do?

    I give her all the CB checks to do with what she wants.... and I tell her she can design some minisites while I cook dinner.

    Know when to shut it down also helps....

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  • Profile picture of the author eshoppingez
    Of course they do. They tell so all the time, even after they've seen what I earn first hand. That's just how parents are I guess, always worrying about their children.
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  • Profile picture of the author gripex
    Originally Posted by TheBlogger View Post

    Yes me!

    My dad calls me a loser most days. I want to make $3000/month by August time so I can move out. I'm 17 now. They want me to go to University and I've applied but I'm only going if I don't reach my goals in time.

    Thats horrible, he should be taking note cause youll be banking hard soon.!
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    No, but my kids do

    The reason why they get grumpy is because I won't let them use my computer to go on Facebook because I am always busy

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    I can surely relate with you there. Parents still find hard to believe that one can actually make decent money online
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