You Know You're An Internet Marketer When...

by Mike Williams 134 replies
You go to return a book to the bookstore, get your money back and are outraged that you can't keep the product!

You know you're an internet marketer when it takes you twenty minutes to explain to people what you do for a living and they still don't quite get it.

Your turn.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    When you wake up every morning... and never get that panicked... "Oh shit! I'm late for work again!"

    OR

    You never know what friggin' day it is without looking at the calendar on your computer. Not having M-F 9-5 schedule has this effect on you.

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    When you no longer watch superbowl commercials just for their humorous value. You sit there and ponder... "How can I apply this to my website and increase my sales?"
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      You think that your next ebook just needs to get promoted by one person with a big list and you'll become instantly successful forever....
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        When you wake up in the middle of the night and you just HAVE to check your email on the way to the bathroom.
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        • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
          Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

          When you wake up in the middle of the night and you just HAVE to check your email on the way to the bathroom.
          Wow! I'm not the only one!
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        • Profile picture of the author RRicart
          Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

          When you wake up in the middle of the night and you just HAVE to check your email on the way to the bathroom.
          LOL - I love this one, I've dont this so many times....or even before work in the morning..... Im running 15 minutes late but I still have to check that message "you've got cash" on my email from paypal lol - love that!
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        Or much worse...

        You get blown away by how much money someone made off of a product that was really crappy... so you get it in your head that you can make one way better... and make twice as much money.
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        • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
          When David Cavanagh Skypes you and calls you a dickhead.

          Kindest regards,
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          P.S. I bet he's polite to everyone else.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
            Lol, I love this thread!


            When the first thing you do in the morning is checking your Clickbank account, and saying out loud:
            "That's it?"
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            • ... You watch videos on backlinks for entertainment.

              Michael
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              • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
                You still haven't quit your job but you're spending more time on the company computer browsing the warrior forum than doing it.
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                nothing to see here.

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                • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                  Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

                  You still haven't quit your job but you're spending more time on the company computer browsing the warrior forum than doing it.
                  LMAO. Yep. Exactly what happened to me while encrypting Eon's laptop hard drives. A lot of waiting... so I figured why not... check out the warrior forum.
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                  • Profile picture of the author BeeJay
                    A. You have the warrior forum bookmarked as your home page.

                    B. When you realize you spend more time watching YouTube vids on conversion tracking than clips with people injuring themselves.

                    C. When you ask the guy standing at your door trying to pitch the latest Foxtel package for his name and email...because you have something he might be interested in if he likes sales.

                    D. When you go to pay for petrol with PayPal (can't do that here yet...i promise).

                    E. When you can extract the nuggets from a 150 page ebook in 2.7 minutes.

                    F. When your inbox is full of emails with headings like 'Ben, your free gift today' or 'Ben, have you grabbed this software yet?' or 'Ben, this is one product you can't do without'.

                    G. When you see more of Steven Wagenheim than your own wife.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mason
                      -When you check your email before you even eat breakfast or put on your glasses in the morning.

                      -When you make websites about all the hobbies you have

                      -When you can easily recall your Google rankings for each website, but have trouble remembering your wife's birthday
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                      • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
                        ...You're earning much more income doing IM in your spare time than your 8 hour day job (if you haven't quit yet, what are you waiting for?)

                        ...Your wife is jealous of your computer because you're spending more time on it than her.

                        Michael
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                        • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
                          You know you're an internet marketer when family members take you aside one day and ask if you're secretly dealing drugs on the side...

                          Yes it happened, and for the record, no I'm not!

                          Or, you know yr an internet marketer when you call getting out of bed before 930 and "early" morning

                          Great thread these are really making me smile...
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                          • Profile picture of the author Monetize
                            ... you eat all your meals at your computer :p
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                          • Profile picture of the author profitbyjuan
                            Originally Posted by David Raybould View Post

                            You know you're an internet marketer when family members take you aside one day and ask if you're secretly dealing drugs on the side...

                            Yes it happened, and for the record, no I'm not!

                            Or, you know yr an internet marketer when you call getting out of bed before 930 and "early" morning

                            Great thread these are really making me smile...
                            I love the 9:30 early morning post because the same thing just happened to me a couple of days ago...my daughter called to ask for an emergency babysitting my little grandson and she apologized profusely that I would have to get up so early, like at 8:30 AM...come to think of it, that was damned inconsiderate of her. I haven't gotten up at that dreadful hour for so long I can't remember when
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                        • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                          ...when you can really make money while you sleep.

                          ...when you are earning more money in 1 day compared to your 1 month salary *hehehe

                          ...when you share with your friends about you made money online and they think you must be joking.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
            Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

            When David Cavanagh Skypes you and calls you a dickhead.

            Kindest regards,
            Andrew Cavanagh

            P.S. I bet he's polite to everyone else.
            Not to me .. the dickhead
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul_Short
    When you spend so much time in front of the computer the radiation from your monitor has burned the warriorforum template in your face and you don't even realize it.

    When you go to a real world store and start looking for the WSO section.

    When you go to a nightclub where there are at least 100 hot women and think to yourself "If I could just get a 1% conversion rate..."

    OR

    "Baby, I have an OTO you just CAN'T refuse and if you turn me down you'll NEVER have this opportunity again!"

    When your cat starts gnawing on your big toe because you spend so much time in front of the computer you haven't fed her in days.

    You have an exotic parrot that's learned to talk and it keeps repeating "The money is in the list" over and over again.

    Your baby's first word is "Cha-Ching!"

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
      How about this one? When your right index finger gets sore from scrolling up and down screen using your mouse. I think my finger is losing its ridges.
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        when your away from your computer you have you have withdrawal symptoms & feel lost.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Originally Posted by Paul_Short View Post

      You have an exotic parrot that's learned to talk and it keeps repeating "The money is in the list" over and over again.

      Paul
      HILARIOUS! I love this!

      And for the record, I can identify with more than a few of these. Ahem...

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      • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
        You Know You're An Internet Marketer When...you make money while you are sleeping.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
          Get up everyday from bed feeling happy and excited.
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          • Originally Posted by misako View Post

            Get up everyday from bed feeling happy and excited.
            misako,

            No fair! That was both cute and true.



            Michael
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          • Profile picture of the author greenovni
            When you think that using the subject line "Bad News..." was a stroke of genius.

            When you click yes to 1,000 hot women on a dating site because your face converts in the low digits... (Hey, you only need a .01 convertion)

            When you market "Fat Loss 4 idiots" to the girls that did not convert on the dating site. (Because you think to yourself that you have their email addresses anyway, might as well use them!!)

            When you offer "Bonuses" that are worth WAY more than the affiliate product you are selling.


            When the bonuses you add to the offer are PLR crap! Since they have no quality you make it up in quantity . . . "Buy this 7.95 e-book and receive 1,754,238,011 bonuses you can't live without!!!"

            When you still sell Water4Gas even if you know that the product is pure BS . . . but hey! It converts well.

            When your "light reading" consists of internet marketing e-books.

            When your favorite shows are "traffic videos" on you tube.

            When You Write Everything Like This

            When you find girls who do internet marketing "HOT"

            Last but not least . . . .

            When your website still says " This offer is only good for the next 32-22-11-10-9-8-5-3- 1 BUYER Since 1999
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            • Profile picture of the author preets
              Originally Posted by greenovni View Post


              When your website still says " This offer is only good for the next 32-22-11-10-9-8-5-3- 1 BUYER Since 1999
              Very well said.
              For me Internet marketer means
              -when i got huge credit card bill for google adword.
              -when ever i logon to my paypal account and found my balance $1.95
              -when my family scold me for wasting a lot of time in front of my laptop.
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              • ... When the only thing dating means to you is a niche.

                Michael
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                • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
                  When you need to wait for a month to get your affiliate commissions.
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                • Profile picture of the author cupcakemonster
                  Originally Posted by Michael Stuart Kelly View Post

                  ... When the only thing dating means to you is a niche.

                  Michael
                  Lol.

                  When you're perplexed grandma keeps asking why in the world you can't find a real job.

                  When you haven't used your alarm clock for months and roll out of bed whenever you want with no guilt.

                  When you get crazy excited about an idea while in the shower and find yourself streaking toward your laptop.

                  When you realize you can literally work anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

                  When you can work 15 hour days for a week straight and love it.
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            • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
              Originally Posted by greenovni View Post


              When you offer "Bonuses" that are worth WAY more than the affiliate product you are selling.


              When the bonuses you add to the offer are PLR crap! Since they have no quality you make it up in quantity . . . "Buy this 7.95 e-book and receive 1,754,238,011 bonuses you can't live without!!!"
              Yeah...lol! $5000 Bonus for a $7 ebook! My God!
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          • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
            Originally Posted by TOPGUN08 View Post

            When you have dreams about latent semantic indexing and article marketing (dont ask)

            hahaha! I seriously had a nightmare about google indexing my sites!
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              • Profile picture of the author George Wright
                When you are at the movies and all you can think about is, "Wow that would make a great avatar," "It subtlety represents 'me' but is still attention grabbing," "Got to get home and Google images to find that for my avatar," "How would that look in an 80 by 80 GIF?" "Gif nothing, I'm going to put that baby in JPG format."
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    • Profile picture of the author Simplweb
      Originally Posted by Paul_Short View Post

      When you go to a nightclub where there are at least 100 hot women and think to yourself "If I could just get a 1% conversion rate..."
      lol... best yet
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        • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
          Originally Posted by clawson44 View Post

          When you have to believe that you are actually jobless.
          Or better still when all the banks refuse to believe you have a "real" job.



          Okay... you might be an internet marketer if...

          All of your conversations include more letter combinations than actual words:

          PHP
          ASP
          HTML
          FF
          IM
          WSO...
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        Originally Posted by Simplweb View Post

        lol... best yet
        Better yet... take a hot chick with you and have her work as your affiliate marketer. Improves on that 1% conversion rate. Maybe you'll up that to 2% or 3%.
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    • Profile picture of the author richpeck
      Originally Posted by Paul_Short View Post

      When you spend so much time in front of the computer the radiation from your monitor has burned the warriorforum template in your face and you don't even realize it.

      When you go to a real world store and start looking for the WSO section.

      When you go to a nightclub where there are at least 100 hot women and think to yourself "If I could just get a 1% conversion rate..."

      OR

      "Baby, I have an OTO you just CAN'T refuse and if you turn me down you'll NEVER have this opportunity again!"

      When your cat starts gnawing on your big toe because you spend so much time in front of the computer you haven't fed her in days.

      You have an exotic parrot that's learned to talk and it keeps repeating "The money is in the list" over and over again.

      Your baby's first word is "Cha-Ching!"

      Paul
      Oh my god - so funny!
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      • Profile picture of the author Odhinn
        ...when you try to pay for groceries with PayPal.

        ...when IM no longer means instant messaging, and PR is a number rather than a division in your company.

        ...when you watch TV and think "I wonder if they have an affiliate program for that" whenever you see a commercial.
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        • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
          ...when you have a KILLER idea and you can't think of anyone to tell who would be the slightest bit interested.

          Cheers,

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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
            When you dream of a reply to an e-mail you sent and then procceed to thank the person for the reply... and it never happened...
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          • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
            ...or when your wife doesn't have a clue what to tell people when they ask what her husband does for a living!

            Cheers,

            Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author shane_k
      Originally Posted by Paul_Short View Post

      "Baby, I have an OTO you just CAN'T refuse and if you turn me down you'll NEVER have this opportunity again!"



      Paul

      Or

      you hold up a banner that says, "this offer expires in 1:09:23 and it is counting down."


      Shane_k
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    You Know You're An Internet Marketer When...

    Your children recognize Mike Filsaime and Frank Kern more quickly than Hanna Montana or the Jonas Brothers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      You Know You're An Internet Marketer When...

      Your children recognize Mike Filsaime and Frank Kern more quickly than Hanna Montana or the Jonas Brothers.

      LOL!

      You owe me a new keyboard for that one, Scott - I just sprayed this one with coffee

      My three year old is always here "helping" his mum on the computer, and has gotten to the point where he can name each of the marketers as I bring up their latest videos.

      He's an especial fan of J-Mo... go figure :p
      ("Look mummy... it's Jason!" lol)
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      • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
        - when the suggested motivational reading material for the children at home are from Frank Kern, Mitch Meyerson, T. Harv Eker.

        - working online has become more fun than work

        - when laughing outloud at the computer screen doesn't even generate a "what's so funny mom?" anymore

        - you spend more time picking out the specifications of your new laptop than considering the purchase of a new vehicle.

        - you are loath to get up to take the dog out because Frank is playing the lap guitar.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
        Originally Posted by jcoolbaugh View Post

        LOL!

        You owe me a new keyboard for that one, Scott - I just sprayed this one with coffee

        My three year old is always here "helping" his mum on the computer, and has gotten to the point where he can name each of the marketers as I bring up their latest videos.

        He's an especial fan of J-Mo... go figure :p
        ("Look mummy... it's Jason!" lol)
        Too funny! The little ones do mimic and learn from everything we do. I wonder if J-Mo has any idea that he has 3 year old fans.
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        • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
          Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

          Too funny! The little ones do mimic and learn from everything we do. I wonder if J-Mo has any idea that he has 3 year old fans.

          Lol, don't know... but I could always make a YouTube video of the little man in his sombrero and sarape, doing his best Moffat impression :p

          Oh wait... think that'd be too much piggybacking for Jason?
          (I didn't mean it, Jason... really!)

          Hey! There's another one!

          You might be an internet marketer if... people give you (an adult) funny looks when you tell them you make money piggybacking :p
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      HHHAHAAHHA that's just too funny! Does that really happen or are you kidding?
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    • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
      Originally Posted by p4t View Post

      Now let me just ask:
      WHO IS AN INTERNET MARKETER???
      After all of these replies that describe an Internet Marketer - ME! ME! I wanna be an Internet Marketer!
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        When you reminisce about old sales jobs that pre-dated your IM skillz, and that you didn't make that much money at... and think if I had known then, what I know now... I would have made bank at that job.
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    • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
      when u wake up at 4 AM, suddenly wide awake, realising what you were trying to figure out 6 hours ago.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        Originally Posted by grumpyjacksa View Post

        when u wake up at 4 AM, suddenly wide awake, realising what you were trying to figure out 6 hours ago.
        Yup

        And when you wake up with a brilliant new idea, get in the shower have brekky then for the life of you, you can't remember what it was.

        Seriously believe it or not I've woke up with several really good ideas, I used to skype my ex biz partner with the words "I've had a dream" (probably why he's now an ex biz partner lol)

        Kim
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        • Profile picture of the author peato
          You know you are an internet makeketer when you...
          ...are constantly thinking about traffic.

          ...check your sites' logs several times per day.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
          You know you're an Internet Marketer when you've quit your job and now spend more time on your computer than you ever did "working".
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    when warriro forum is your homepage
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    • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
      You still make the same income when your on holidays
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      Better yet... when it doesn't have to be your homepage... because it never drops out of Internet Explorer or Firefox "Recently Visited Sites Dropdown"... no matter how many sites you visit in a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      You know you're an internet marketer when...

      - well, when the jokes in this thread made sense to you
      - when you laughed at them and had the urge to turn around and tell someone else, and then realized no one else you know would get it (luckily not a problem for me, my mom's an internet marketer, too! )
      - when you are going to be blogging about this thread (oh, yes, i will be! )
      - when your friends tell you how "lucky" you are "not to have to work" and think you're being petty when you try to explain that it wasn't luck and it *is* work
      - when you think about all the things you "wanted to be when you grew up" as a kid, and nothing even comes close to holding a candle to how amazing your life is now
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Gatica
        when your 16 month old son watches you on the WF because of the contrast of colors.

        the same son gets excited when you print a pdf.
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      • ... When terms like killer, assassin, massacre, slayer, nemesis, snatch, on crack, sneaky, dirty secret, leech, lazy, cheat, and thief don't mean the bad guys or dirty rotten scoundrels, but instead respectable systems of making money using a large search-engine company.

        Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author melanied
          Some more -

          - When you actually scream out loud when MyBlogLog shows you that Liz Tomey visited your blog.
          - It boggles your mind to think that the population at large has NO IDEA why Google returns the results it does in the order they appear, and you find it difficult to remember when you were part of that population.
          - When you only really *need* to work 3 or 4 hours a day, but you spend 4 or 5 more reading and studying because you’re obsessed!
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          • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
            Just 4 or 5 more? LIGHTWEIGHT. :p
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            • Profile picture of the author naruq
              when I check my e-mail and it says orderform submission.
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              • Profile picture of the author timwelch
                you wake up in the middle of the night and start writing down cool domain names you dreamed about.
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                • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                  What are you talking about? I have a special spreadsheet for that. It's color coded to let me know which TLD's are available, and which are not.
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                • Profile picture of the author ryanvhamer
                  Hahahha thats true! I've done that! Actually my cool domains come to me in the shower....on the train .....on the bus....at red lights.....in the middle of conversations when I should be paying attention to the other person......
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                ...when people on five different continents recognize your name - but your neighbors don't. :confused:
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              • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
                - When your 16 year old son, who has never had an interest in IM, takes an idea from nothing to FIRST SALE in 24 hours - had to learn it at home right?

                - When you shut down Firefox and ask it to 'save and quit' so you can follow a thread on the WF when Firefox opens again.
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                • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
                  heh, or even better; when the only time that you need to reopen your
                  browser is when you accidently kicked your computer and the whole system went down xD
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            • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
              ..when you're always on the look out of what's new in the WSO section
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              • Profile picture of the author Tristan Bull
                When the first thing you do once you wake up is check your stats before you even go to the toilet or have breakfast
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                When you sleeping while others are working and when you are working when others are sleeping. because i prefer to work at night
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                You sit there for three more hours thinking, "Damn, I really have to go to the bathroom." But, you end up sitting for a few more because there's just one more ...
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                • Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                  You sit there for three more hours thinking, "Damn, I really have to go to the bathroom." But, you end up sitting for a few more because there's just one more ...
                  Kevin,

                  LOL...

                  Dayaamm! I'm busted.



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                • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
                  Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                  You sit there for three more hours thinking, "Damn, I really have to go to the bathroom." But, you end up sitting for a few more because there's just one more ...
                  Hah, Kevin, I can relate to that one!

                  From my blog archives:
                  ... when I do my ironing while I listen to the latest IM download.

                  ... when I wrote down a cooking recipe my friend was giving me over the phone and I found myself putting the instructions in bullet point format.

                  ... when I find it a tough choice - new shoes? or the latest and greatest info product?

                  ... when I can remember the name of so many internet marketers I've never met, yet I can't remember the names of my son's best friends.

                  ... when I hurry to finish up some IM thing so I can blog about it.

                  ... when a friend asks me what I'm reading and I don't want to tell her because it's an internet marketing book, and definitely not on Oprah's book club list.

                  Question...
                  Are successful Internet Marketers delighted when they have the flu and are puking their guts out, that they’re still making money, even while puking??

                  Peggy
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                When you tell somebody you visited the forum today, and they ask when you got back from Montreal...........
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                when you know You are Freaking cool... and are envied by friends
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                • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
                  • When you've read this entire thread and found yourself agreeing with so many things but you feel guilty about not feeling guilty!
                  • You're reading this when you should be in bed
                  • You put your web address on Christmas cards to relatives that don't even have internet access.

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      • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
        LOL Thanks for that Melanie!

        My husband heard me laughing at this thread and came in to see what was so funny and I tried to relay some of the jokes to him but got a blank stare. Conversion rate? Money in the list? What?? I explained them, but by then the jokes were flatter than pancakes. It just doesn't work if you have to give the whole explanation first. ;-)

        I nominate this thread as the thread of the year (so far) - hilarious comments.

        Wendy



        Originally Posted by melanied View Post

        You know you're an internet marketer when...

        - well, when the jokes in this thread made sense to you
        - when you laughed at them and had the urge to turn around and tell someone else, and then realized no one else you know would get it (luckily not a problem for me, my mom's an internet marketer, too! )
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      • Profile picture of the author shane_k
        Originally Posted by melanied View Post

        You know you're an internet marketer when...

        - when you laughed at them and had the urge to turn around and tell someone else, and then realized no one else you know would get it

        This is the best one!

        here's an adjustment

        when you laugh at them and the person that you think of emailing this to lives halfway around the world and you have never met in person.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    ... when your friends send you text messages at 2PM that say, "Call me when you wake up".
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    ... when you are in your HOME OFFICE and you send your wife an instant message in the next room ....
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    • Profile picture of the author kf
      ...if you're geographically independent - have laptop, will travel

      ...if every conversation makes you think, Hey, You could make money doing that iby ...
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    When you set up a special gmail account just to receive notification of payments and turn on google email alert so a loud bell rings to let you know you made a sale. And when said bell doesn't wake you up but allows to peacefully sleep deeper and deeper every time it goes off. And you know you are REALLY an Internet marketer when you can convince your wife that a bell ringing all night is a good thing. AND finally you know you are an Internet Marketer when you wake up knowing exactly how much money is in your PayPal account based on sales minus paypal fees even though you slept through most of the ringing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    When you go on vacation and think about who's buying your product and how much money you are making
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    When you have to run back to your PC during game halftime to take down a special offer before the 3rd quarter begins again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Williams
    This is great stuff guys. Never thought it would go on this long.

    I'll add one more inspired by something I saw on a blog.

    "You know you're an internet marketer if you've ever sent out an email that got messed up and said Hi {firtname_fix}"
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanUSA
    You know you're an Internet Marketer when you fall for the pick-up line: "Hey baby, what's your niche?"
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    ) ... when you go to bed when others wake up (and vice versa) and you need food but cant buy it, not because you're poor, but because all stores are closed when you're awake

    ) ... when you go to your bank cashing checks, and they're ALWAYS asking "is clickbank the name of the bank?"...and you say: "No, its not the name of the bank"

    ) WHEN YOU SPEND THREE TIMES AS MUCH AS YOU PAY FOR RENT ON FRICKING ADWORDS...

    ) ...when you have a bunch of clocks on the wall showing you the time in the US, EU and Australia.

    ) ...when you have people "working for you" in very, very far away countries

    ) ...when you look at your watch and it says "9pm" and you think "ok...so its 2pm" because your main market is on another continent

    ) ... if you leave the house to get some food "before you go to bed"...which is usually 7am or something..and you see hordes of cranky people in rush hour sitting in their cars going to work....

    yep and i agree with that "...i wonder whether they have an affiliate program"
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  • Profile picture of the author activetrader
    When you are doing your taxes and suddenly realize that you don't have a single W-2 form this year, but a stack of 1099's from various online compalies
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  • Profile picture of the author Izethas
    You don't have to worry about the recession any more and can work from anywhere at anytime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Hart
    .... When people don't understand what your job is and ask "what do you do again" and as soon as you reply you earn money online they say ...."oh you sell stuff on Ebay" what happens next ............

    I HEAD BUTT THEM IN THE FACE!!

    I hate people thinking Ebay is the only way to earn money online!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
    ... when your girlfriend is constantly jealous that you may just love your emails more than her...
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  • Profile picture of the author anth.elias
    When you spend your more time thinking about great domain names, and how to even make more money than you do sex.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexshelton
    When you have dreams about Frank Kern and Mike Filsaime....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    When your children are asked what their parents do...and answer play on the computer all day.

    When you're brain no longer functions in your timezone, but instead in EST.

    When you carry around a notepad with you everywhere you go, in case you have to write down a new niche idea or swipe the headline from a magazine while grocery shopping.

    When holiday shopping no longer stresses you because you can buy all your stuff online for below retail prices.

    When you no longer have to worry what you look like when you go to "work."

    When your 10 years old knows what directory submissions are, and why they are good for a website.

    When you speak and write in more accronyms than words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    ...when you speak in acronyms, CPA, CPL, PPC, CPC, CPM and people look at you like you're from another planet. Being in the internet marketing realm you forget that you have to get people up to speed with all the lingo that is second nature to you and pretty much you only...I feel so alone sometimes, hehehe.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    When recurring payments are a good thing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Warriorcoach1
    When your internet connection goes down and you feel as disoriented as Star Trek's BORG when they're cut off from the hive mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    ...when you intentionally mispronounce the word 'niche' as NITCH and don't notice when non IM'ers look at you funny. (Knee-shhh is the correct pronounciation BTW)

    ...ps. when everything you write ends in a p.s.

    ...p.p.s. or keep hammering in a third call to action in a friendly email to a buddy
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    When you pay more in taxes than you use to make in an entire year!
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    You know you are an Internet Marketer when your mother or father tells you to get a REAL JOB even though you are making just as much as they are or more.

    or

    when all of your parents blue collar friends are asking you if you can help them set up an online business.

    or

    when you know what Google Analytics is and how to set it up

    or

    when you tell someone that you sell to people who are on your email list and they think you are a spammer.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    You Know You're An Internet Marketer When...

    You rarely talk to anyone unless they use Skype

    Grant
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  • Profile picture of the author RenaissanceMan
    You know your an internet marketer when you go online to research for an elliptical exercise machine for you and your girlfriend and you end up being driven to an affiliate review page of ellipticals by accident and before you know it your emailing your graphic designer and getting ready to enter the equipment exercise machine niche
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    When you're too busy to eat or make it to the grocery store!
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN INTERNET MARKETER WHEN...

    1) You'd rather attend a live webinar instead of going play pool with the guys...

    2) Your guy friends talk about the hottest chicks, and then look at you funny when you talk about the hottest ebooks you just downloaded...

    3) You get upset when you mistakenly deleted the .PSD file you were working on but the cat pissing all over the brand new carpet doesn't bother you a bit...

    4) You spend your Saturday nights on the WF instead of going out on the town with your girlfriend...

    5) Household chores become a drag to you now because they take away time from the computer.

    6) Your followers on Twitter know more about what's going on in your life than your own mother (unless she's one of your followers on Twitter)...

    7) Your girlfriend thinks you're trying to start a cult when she sees your Twitter profile and realizes you have 2,000 followers...LOL...and she hasn't heard of Twitter...

    8) You pay $100 a month for 3000 cable channels but spend more time watching YouTube videos instead of the TV...

    9) You talk about Squidoo to your girlfriend and she thinks you are referring to a new seafood restaurant you want to take her to...

    and finally...

    10) Your friends ask you what you want for your birthday and you tell them, "Just go to the Warrior Special Offers Forum online and pick out something to buy me" instead of telling them to go to Foot Locker to get you the newest basketball sneakers that are out...

    Pavon
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    You constantly think: What if... [enter your online business idea here]
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  • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
    When you thought FFA lists and link farms would make you rich but it turned out otherwise.
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    • Profile picture of the author YaniB
      When the animals "Penguin" and "Panda" makes you instantly think of Google.

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    When your desk writes its own letters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    When you wake up in the middle of the night and you just HAVE to check your email on the way to the bathroom.
    same situation here, there's is always anxiety about it, even when I wake up to drink water I always check my mails ect.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
    When your breakfast is WF and Email checking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yuwn
    Just woke up and saw this thread! love it.

    Im a newbie...but when the first thing you do when you wake up is check emails, check WF and continue to research as much about IM as you can
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  • Profile picture of the author hindsrbum
    Great thread these are really making me smile.
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  • Profile picture of the author aronprins
    When you pull in $1000/$2000 by selling one product... Of your own
    Great thread guys, keep em comin!

    Cheers,
    Aron Prins
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    When information products / shiny objects are your guilty pleasures
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  • Profile picture of the author indojobsearch
    You Know You're An Internet Marketer When You really can sell anything through internet. ANd you can earn money from internet.. That's all...
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  • Profile picture of the author bertosio
    You can live anywhere in the world and still make money!
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  • Profile picture of the author mtihani
    Probably already mentioned but...

    ...when you wake up and forget what day of the week it is lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    When you keep working on your business even if you failed over 3 years. PASSION
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    When you analyze "call to actions" of small businesses and ads everywhere you go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hartmann
    You know you're an internet marketer when people start saying you are looking very pale...
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      Originally Posted by Hartmann View Post

      You know you're an internet marketer when people start saying you are looking very pale...
      Strangely, I've never had this issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hartmann
    You know you're and internet marketer when you apply scarcity as a way to make the family's evening meal more appealing. Only 10 Brussels sprouts left folks...when they are gone they are gone for good !
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    You know what RoboForm is
    You have 50 tabs open inside your Chrome browser
    Your computer is hanging on by a thread because of all the linkbuilding software installed on it
    You spend your Saturday nights on the Warrior Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    When you observe the start date of a thread...

    Realize it's old as hell...

    And read anyway to determine what you might learn in some context.

    :]
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Old but awesome thread. It was a funny read.

    When you start acting as a customer support executive to your girlfriend thinking she is an unsatisfied customer.

    And you get a very bad customer feedback too
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