I am 16 and I made a $378,493 in 4 Months... Whatever!!

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Okay so it seems like the latest ploy is to get your own kid or someone elses and create a sales page saying hey I am 16 and I can make a million bucks on Paypal/Clickbank/Amazon ... all I can say is 'WHATEVER'

Do people really fall for this nonesense?

I guess we are all supposed to go ... well if they can do it and they are 16 ... hmmm where are my credit cards?

I do like sexy eye catching headlines but do not appreciate this tack!

Okay I have vented and feel better

John
#$378 #493 #made #months
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I appreciate what you are saying, but there are a few high school kids out there that I am aware of who are making more than I am currently...

    I honestly do not know any kids making hundreds of thousands of dollars, but when a high school kid is making $70-$100,000 per year, I have to sit up and take notice...

    Off-hand, I can think of 2-3 kids who are doing that well with their online businesses...
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    • Profile picture of the author pickthat apple
      It is believable that an under 20 can easily make more money than an over 60, for example, because the internet world is relatively young, and so familiar to him/her.
      (It was a 17 y. o. teenager who wrote a book on javascript).
      I am concerned about the impact on the personality and expectations for the future life of somebody who can afford a luxury life style by its own means as a teenager...
      Will he/she not have experienced everything life has to offer at the age of thirty and, then, not care anymore...?
      What will then create excitment when all what money can buy becomes boring?
      It makes me uneasy to answer this question.
      What is your view on this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    ... and U R It.

    Originally Posted by messere View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Well I like the saying 'if you want to know something hurry up and ask your teenager while he still knows everything'.

    Aside from the 'arrogance of youth' - you really are sharper at a young age. A few hundred less disappointments and stuff you are very motivated and feel that surge of 'the sky is the limit' in your veins.

    So I don't see why it wouldn't be entirely possible to be super successful at a young age. If there is a solid foundation in the person's life it shouldn't be harmful to him and he may go on to keep developing his genius.

    There are a few examples in IM that I can think of that started out really young and still have very solid businesses at the ripe old age of 25. Know of a few that made a million before 32.

    There is so much more to life than money; however money allows you to pursue some of your dreams that would otherwise not be possible.

    With that said it is true that having a lot of money has proven to be disastrous to certain types of personalities - but I guess they didn't have the solid foundation - had other issues besides money.

    This is not to say I don't hate hyped up advertising and liars of any age...
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  • Profile picture of the author rg0205
    Hmm, you know I respect your opinion and well, we all know there are some folks who'll go through great lengths to make sales and what not...BUT, there are actually a handful of young internet marketers who made a great amount of money at 16. Two of whom I know and nope, it's not "daddy or mommy's work" - they somehow figured how to do things on their own.

    And oh, the credit card thing - yep, they had to 'ask their parents' permissions' to use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Do people really fall for this nonesense?
      Apparently - judging from the number of people who ask about a couple of those sites repeatedly in threads here.

      People as a species are not too bright sometimes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I wish i got on the internet bandwagon a long time ago, because it seems to me that its the future. Until the bubble bursts like everything else. The housing industry, the automakers, and now economies???
        I expect your signature will burst before those big events happen. You have the wrong forum for that promotion.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chucksta
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Apparently - judging from the number of people who ask about a couple of those sites repeatedly in threads here.

        People as a species are not too bright sometimes.
        LOL, totally agree.

        The only thing that annoys me about this is when people lose out who can't afford to lose anything.

        I don't tend to trust anything until I can try it out for myself without any loss, or if I am drunk or hungover. So, that makes me a mug most of the time, lol

        I remember seeing in the news about a 14/15 year old boy who saw an opportunity to act as the middle man in getting those motorised scooters from manufacturers in the states to retailers in Britain and Europe. He made millions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ace Khor
    to: Scott - WE R THE SAME...LOL!!!!

    ahaha.. who cares? Just ignore others and do what we should do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    There are people who use the gimmick of a teenager being able to make millions, such as the "16 year old girl makes millions" product that was released not too long ago... which was proved to just be a gimmick. The idea behind it is that if a teenage can do it, then anyone could. Don't look into it too seriously, but I try to stay away from those kinds of products because my past experience shows me that the content is usually rehashed information that I already know, which is why they need that gimmick.

    I'm not saying a 16 year old can't make millions, I was making a good wage when I was 16 just flipping things from auctions, newspaper, and garage sales onto eBay. (oh man I miss those money orders coming in everyday, waiting for me when I got home with school). In fact, it's much more likely that a teen can come up with ideas and new methods and study preexisting ones as compared to someone who works a 9-5 and has a family to support.
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    • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
      Originally Posted by Black Magick View Post

      But the 16 year old girl I'm talking about wasn't selling any products....
      different 16 year old girl. This girl was talking about selling on Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyphix
    Hear hear...... I am so sick of rubbish like this!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Rosalind Gardner pointed out how this is just a scam. It's not a 16 year old affiliate but a ClickBank vendor who made that money as a vendor not affiliate.


      And if you look at the letter supposedly sent to the 16 year old he blurred out where it says vendor to trick people into believing it was for work as an affiliate but he forgot to blur out one:



      I hope Clickbank gives them the boot and the FTC comes down on them hard.
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