Don't you just hate this?

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Don't you just hate when people don't have an open mind and believe in Internet Marketing? My parents don't believe in it and neither does my brother. I just wanna prove them wrong that this does work! I now hear my bro is gonna be a carhop before me and they say I'm still slow at making drinks. That just tore me down and now that my parents found out that I bought the war room they blew up! Today is just not my day warriors, just not my day :/and suppoively I always thing negative that I can't do anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I got over that a about four years ago. To combat the apprehension today I simply tell people that I make my car payment and insurance payment with my online revenue. I make most of my online income through affiliate marketing, thus its really easy to explain to people how it works.

    Most who think that is "can't be done" are those that simply don't understand how the internet has become a marketplace for just about anything in today's day and age. Being that you mentioned your parents I assume you are still young--or rather younger than me.

    I saw soldier on and once you turn a profit sit them down and show them how it all works, how what you are doing is above-board (i.e. legal) and that you understand that you may not become a millionaire, but any *extra* money sure seems to go a long way these days.



    As a side, you mentioned car-hopping and making drinks. Do you work at a Sonic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Yes I do, and I'm 18. My parents just doesn't have an open mind when it comes to the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Yes I do, and I'm 18. My parents just doesn't have an open mind when it comes to the internet.
      Speaking as a parent: They only want what's best for you. Whether you believe it or not, it's true. Unfortunately, there is sometimes a knowledge gap between the generations which can lead to ruffled feathers on both sides. My son and I rarely agree on the direction that his life is taking, but as long as he's happy and safe, I have to be okay with him living his own life.

      Speaking as an Internet Marketer: Yes, I feel your pain. When people ask what I do, I tell them I'm a writer -- which is the truth, but I'm also a marketer, a coach, a product creator, a webmaster -- but all those things are far more complex than most people want to try to understand. "Writer" is a commonly accepted, and at times very envied, way of making a living.

      Speaking as a person: Live your life and do what makes you happy. Do not live your life for other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Qamar
    Just do it quietly and make "noise" the moment when you have a few thousands dollars in your paypal account. This would surely convert them to your beliefs almost instantaneously.

    Meanwhile, focus on one of the many proven methods and make it work.



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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
      Originally Posted by Qamar View Post

      Just do it quietly and make "noise" the moment when you have a few thousands dollars in your paypal account.



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      Although when you have a few thousand in your Paypal account you are at risk for losing it if they close your account.

      I would always transfer any significant amount of money to my bank account before letting it accumulate in Paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashera
    I left a high paying job in the insurance industry to pursue IM before I was making a full time living with it - because I knew and had faith I would succeed. I do recommend you go out and get some real life job experience in the meantime, because the skill set I acquired from it, I can attribute to much of the success I have to this very day.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    I used to be a good student and fortunately good graduates and my family wants me to get a professional job but, I fall in love with IM at the first time and I will never stop. If you think that depending your life on only IM is hurtful then just find alternative or backup. In my daily life, I also teach some students so I may get "job" and still have much time to do IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    Always try and do what you love in this life. Your working life takes up quite an overall chunk of your time and it ain't good doing something mundane when you know there is something out there that you'd love to do.

    If you get to the end of your life and have regrets then you've only got yourself to blame.

    Follow your heart but use your head. Keep at it, even if you get a day job until you earn a consistent income. When the penny drops you'll know about it.

    Use your families "disliking to Internet marketing" to drive you and one day "hopefully" soon you will prove them wrong. They do only care about you, it's just that I'M is unfamiliar with IM.

    Don't give up though. You're at a great age to get into IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author PR Wizard
      Success has many rewards, one of the best of course is proving your doubters wrong. Don't let your family keep you from going after a career in IM if you truly believe you can be successful at it. However, given your age I suggest you continue to work and gain life experience while working on your IM career on the side. In other words, don't put your eggs all in one basket. Work on IM in your spare time and keep your endeavors to yourself. When you start to see solid earnings you will be able to prove to your family that what you're doing has value.

      Don't worry though, there are plenty of people your age from all walks of life arguing with their parents about everything from college majors to jobs etc. You aren't the only one
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    It can be devastating when people you truly care about and you know they care about
    you try to stop you and hinder your efforts. That way, unknowingly doing you harm.

    It is one of the biggest reasons for mediocre results, everywhere around you you are
    told that you can't do something, or that you shouldn't do it. Often you start to believe
    them and never achieve anything.

    Best thing is to try and explain them in the simplest and most nonthreatening way
    possible what you do and how you do it. If they are reasonable they will try to understand,
    but if they already decided against it there's no much you can do. Some people are just like that.

    Whatever the case, I believe you have the responsibility to stay true to yourself and
    do what you want to do. For me, that's the only way.
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  • Profile picture of the author MM80
    I now how it feels when nobady around you know what you are doing because they don't have a clue from internet marketing. Keep doing what you do earn money and prove them wrong!
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    Who cares what others say, its your pursuit and your dream, when anybody slams what I'm doing it only motivates me do go out there and prove them all wrong!

    I bought a new car two weeks ago with nothing other than IM revenue, my friends still think I got a bank loan to pay for it, and I can't even be bothered to prove my earnings to them! yeah it would shut them up, by Im doing this for ME and MY family and no one else! I don't have to prove anything to anyone. Plenty of people have told me im getting scammed so many times, I just click over to my paypal stats and smile to myself!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffTaylor
    I know what this feels like. When you try to explain to them what you are doing they look at you like you're from outer space.

    Just try to remember, that for the most part they just want what is best for you.

    If IM is really what you want to do just make up your mind, and let the fear of hearing "I told ya so" be your main motivating factor!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffTaylor
    Just going by your member stats I can see you have been involved with IM since June of last year, have you not made any income you can show them to make them change their way of thinking?
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    No, I don't hate it. And I will tell you why.

    If you are making 10000$ a month with internet marketing, nobody will doubt you.

    If you are spending all your time at computer and can't pay your bills then naturally whatever you are doing does not work.

    The best way to prove people wrong is by making a lot of money, which is the main objective of internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    I think you need to work hard and proof them wrong. DO more research i find out which method you think would be best for you. I think starting with amazon products will do. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    Don't think too much about what other people think , start making money and show them your bank account in few months , you'll see how everyone will shut up
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Better not to discuss it with them then. It will just make you feel bad. I don't talk about my line of work with people, except a few good friends.

    The kicker is that when you are successful at it and buy a new car or something, you get the last laugh.
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  • Profile picture of the author parklands
    I always find the people who criticise, are the people who will never have the drive and determination to succeed, this is only a personal view from my own experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author demented
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Don't you just hate when people don't have an open mind and believe in Internet Marketing? My parents don't believe in it and neither does my brother. I just wanna prove them wrong that this does work! I now hear my bro is gonna be a carhop before me and they say I'm still slow at making drinks. That just tore me down and now that my parents found out that I bought the war room they blew up! Today is just not my day warriors, just not my day :/and suppoively I always thing negative that I can't do anything.
    Just dont let it get to you. Stick to your plan, with the mind set that you know and believe it will work. You'll have the last laugh, when that day does come take them out for a fancy dinner and drinks. Then when the bill comes tell them IM does work and pay ;P
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  • Profile picture of the author Fadiz
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Don't you just hate when people don't have an open mind and believe in Internet Marketing? My parents don't believe in it and neither does my brother. I just wanna prove them wrong that this does work! I now hear my bro is gonna be a carhop before me and they say I'm still slow at making drinks. That just tore me down and now that my parents found out that I bought the war room they blew up! Today is just not my day warriors, just not my day :/and suppoively I always thing negative that I can't do anything.
    Lot's of people consider internet marketing a hubby till you start making money then it becomes a job
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I have made only $85 dollars online and I'm always so negative about myself that I never really can complete anything. I can do anything if I just put my mind to it. Right now I have a website in my sig, but I think I got a little to competitive of a keyword. I will do Internet Marketing quietly so that my parents don't know that I'm doing, then when I get rolling. I will show them that it is possible! I have two websites I EMD and the other is besttvreviews.info I want to make one of them work.
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  • Profile picture of the author ketset
    They probably don't believe it because there are so many cons and scams out there, think of this as a challenge to get out there and prove them wrong - you show them a profit then they will believe you.
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