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    Can you believe I told a co-worker (my supervisor) that I am pretty cool with that I was moving and showed her the house. Then explained had I not been bless in this business it would never have been possible. She was like what business, your web design business. I told her I aslo do affiliate sales and marketing. Of course she wanted to see a site and I showed her. Of course she had no clue as to what affiliate sales and marketing was or is so I tried to explain it by saying companies pay me commission to market their products and/or services and OF COURSE she asked "well is it legal!!" and "do they know you're doing it". OMIGAULD - WTF!!!! Is it legal. LOL!! F**ken Idiot!! Ummmmm, no it's not legal - they're paying me to market their products and I'm telling you so that I be thrown in jail. LOL!!! WTF!!! Can you believe that shit!!! Is it legal!!!! Why?? Because you don't understand it!!! And here I am, barely turned 30 years old, single mother of two, very little college, no degree, making way less than you at this petty job - however, developed my own highly profitable business within 6 months and am now making more than you ever will and have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams because I am a good person and work hard and damn well deserve it. Why?? WTF would you think I would do something that was illegal!!! I'm a mother for crying out loud. What people don't understand or believe is either illegal or not true. I couldn't believe that shit. What do you have to do to prove to people - show your freakin commission stubs. I always feel like people don't believe me and they take my business as a joke. I don't even share what I am doing with them because they think it's kids play. Now I'm having something to show for it, and I feel like I have to defend myself and explain how I acquired it, like I'm a freakin criminal or something. Instead of some people being happy for you, they are just so jealous. :confused:

    Anyone else experience this.

    [ 12-11-2001: Message edited by: JadaKiss ]

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    Don't worry about it, at least you know you won't have to sit behind some company's desk for the next 30 years waiting for your pension.
    The first thing people ask me is 'are you doing porn?' - maybe that's just me.

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    Remember Jada, if you aren't a huge, well known company, and you are making money on the net, it would have to be illegal. When people hear that I'm actually turning some profit, they assume that it must be porn or some other illegal stuff...<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon9.gif>

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    Tell them nothing!
    You'll either be accused of something wretched or they'll want you to show them how!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anyone else experience this.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    A lot of people knock what they don't understand, mainly through ignorance of the facts... this is pretty common in some areas of the software development industry.

    Whenever I'm asked the "What do you do?" question, I just respond "Data Base Designer". Kills 99 out of 100 of the next questions, the asker get a blank look on his/her face and sort of mumbles something. I don't have to explain and marks me as someone to avoid because he 'plays with computers'. (It also helps if you randomly blink one eye when you're talking about it.)

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    >Anyone else experience this.

    I'm retired and the folks that I worked with in "the real world" are convinced that there is NO WAY to make money of the WWW.

    Not being the type to share numbers with people, I just smile.

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    Jada,

    Of course it's illegal or they all would be doing it...right. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    The reason some people are poor and some people are not is 95% due to personal discipline. They just do it and keep doing it.

    Making money is not difficult - keeping it, however, is the hard part. Everything you need to know about how to make money is probably right in your local library.

    Yet how many people have even been to their local library this year or in the last 10 years. Very few.

    And making money involves sales and selling and more selling. But people are afraid of selling. The reason most people fail in business, either online or offline is they
    quit selling or don't know how or believe they can't do it.

    Everyone knows a good part of what I do is MLM and it's all scams. But it's not. MLM is about selling and training people to sell - the products are immaterial. And it takes time to make it pay well. People quit before they even have a chance to succeed because they aren't making any money or they are not making x dollars per hour.

    It's amazing that people can't figure out that if you get just one person per month and train them to sell a decent product and to duplicate themselves that in the end of 12 months they would have over 4,000 working for them. JUST ONE PER MONTH WHO DO THE SAME.

    Making web pages that sell is a form of MLM. You build various layers of sales...a lead page, a game page, a content page, a womens page etc and you keep adding pages. On the web it's the words on the pages that sell.

    You get paid if you sell from companies, most of it is two layers: you and the company. Some are three. CJ is a two level mlm deal - you get paid from sales from merchants and a percentage (5%) of any sales made by affiliates you refer.

    Jada has shown what can be done if you work at it...it's not rocket science. Get online,
    get a domain name, learn how to make ONE web page that you can post sales info on, Sign up for an adnet work and choose a merchant or two or three, plug their link into your page, add your site to some search engines,
    post some free classified ads to get visitors to your web site, join a webmaster forum and ask questions. Make another page, and another...in a year you have a viable business bringing in good money.

    It took 500 YEARS for Rome to become an empire...online you can do it 5 years if you don't quit and keep taking advantage of what works and not wasting time on what dosen't.

    Most people are nuts when it comes to making money...Making an extra $5 per day is all it takes to become financially well off in a lifetime. Yet people turn down an extra $1852 per year because they don't want to make just $5 per day or an extra $.21 cents per hour. Anyone can make $5 per day online
    with putting in ONE HOUR of total effort per day. Get one $4 Ebay lead and one $1 lead per day from some other lead merchant.

    Knowledge plus effort plus perseverance = making money.

    Once you get there it's just a matter of duplication of what works.

    Go Jada...you show them. Then make them pay you big bucks to tell them how you did it.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>(It also helps if you randomly blink one eye when you're talking about it.)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    {snarf, drool, drool} I design websites {snarf, twitch, twitch}. Some call me a Geek {twitch, blink, snarf}.

    {prissy lips closed tightly} I'm an electronic Avon Lady.{slight twitch)

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    Adam, Yup all the time. I am considered the bum of the family in a way. I use to have my own Drywall business working about 70 hours a week and after taking a 20 foot fall I got into this. Just trying to stay off SSDisability.

    I have some friends and family who think this is a joke. But then again I have others who know me well and know that sooner or later I'll make it click. When my cousins husband who live up the road from me and 2 of his friends sold his site which use to be 3dfiles.com for several millions of dollars that shut some of them up. I don't expect to make anything like that but I do expect to make a good living off of this. I just blow the pesimists off. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif>
    Lol WebMistress

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    TH Media - You are exactly RIGHT. That's what I said!! If you don't hold status in the public eye and you've found a way to make mad lot off of a business - it must be illegal.

    Professor - Excellent analogy once again. You rock!!!

    CodeJockey and Webmistress - LOL!!! I'll have to do more twitching and blinking when I am questioned and maybe throw in a snorkle or two. LOL!!!

    I came to work today and printed out a page describing affiliate marketing and also gave her a sample of amazons affiliate program just to give her an idea. I told her that I was kind of shocked that she asked if it was legal and told her I would never engage in illegal activity. Of course all wide eyed and googly, she denied ever asking if it was legal and claimed she was just so shocked and impressed that I was doing so well. WHATEVER!!! WTF EVER!!! I'm done sharing and explaining to folk. They can think what they want.

    But Hey - at least their is a small group of us that know that the other is not crazy and believe in the wonderful world of affiliate sales and marketing.

    May we all prosper and have a blessed new year!!!! :cool:

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Rumor has it that webmistress is a total dork...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    {snarf} ????? lol [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    what, are you part werewolf too? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    She's just jealous of you , that's all

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    LOL!

    I never tell what I do unless asked. Then I say "Sales". If they say "selling what?" I just say, "Oh, it's on the web. All kinds of stuff from through this biiig network!" I HATE the fact that it gives the impression that I'm working FOR some massive company, but it heads off further questions.

    The funniest thing is my neighbors. I didn't tell them I was doing ANYTHING! So they all thought I was just sitting around (like I used to)...then last spring you should have seen their jaws drop when a yard boy appeared--and kept appearing--to do the clean-up out there, and they saw that *I* was paying him! Har har har...

    It wasn't too long after that one of them suddenly showed an interest in what I was doing! But I just gave that vague answer that I put at the top of this post...they probably think some huge scam is being run here just like that person Jada told!

    I've been doing a lot more typing lately--I wonder what they'll think NEXT spring when the yard kid is just ONE of the people who'll be coming...

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    @ webmistress
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> {snarf, drool, drool} I design websites {snarf, twitch, twitch} <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    What the h*ll do you have for breakfast? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]


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    Leader, pretty soon you'll have the lawnboy, the maid, and the cook coming. Wait till you hear them goseping about that. LOL!!!

    I had this one realitor make a comment that "oh well you won't continue to do your homebased business when you move into this community will you, because it's a pretty quiet neighborhood, I mean I don't know what you do but..." I was like it's internet sales and marketing. He was like oh, hahaha, okay. Well guess who didn't get that commission. He had the nerve to drop off a contract saying that he was my realitor with my sales rep for the house. I was like, I'm not signing that, I don't have a realitor. Can you believe that? He prejudged me because of the level of income I told him I had through my homebased business. What the hell did he think--- I was running a porno ring out of my house. What an idiot!!! He missed out on a whopping sale. LOL!!! Laugh at that you jerk. Never judge a book by it's cover before reading the story. :rolleyes:

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>quote:
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    Rumor has it that webmistress is a total dork...
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    {snarf} ????? lol

    what, are you part werewolf too?
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    No, I suspect that she's just from Alabama
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    Jada:

    That's all right. Let them laugh. Just like the grey haired biddies at the bingo hall were laughing at one of our partners--until she bought her grand kids big presents, when last year she couldn't buy them anything.

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Nice one Jada [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Its best not to financially reward idiots. I'm not even polite to them, but I must admit that I'm often troubled by this mysterious whining type noise.

    Probably all the stress is causing me slight tinnitus..


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    jada, since the post you made about your mom i decided to stop telling real world people about my web buisness, so i cant tell you how surprised i am that you still insist on doing so

    consider yourself lucky, it could have gone the other way, they could have asked you to build them a website, give them a tour of cj and asked you to bid on oveture for them

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Never judge a book by it's cover before reading the story.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    There's a local legend here in Brandon about one of the area's notable characters (now deceased). He ran a junkyard and dressed like a thrift shop refugee, but over the years became one of the wealthiest men in the region. The story is that he went to Winnipeg intending to buy a car. A *nice* car - BMW or Jag, something like that. The first place he went, the salesman was rude and dismissive, and provided no service or information whatsoever. The fellow went to another dealership, bought a vehicle he liked, paid for it with a wad of cash, then drove back to the first place with his sales slip in hand. In thickly accented English, he asked to see the manager. An hour later the rude salesman no longer had a job.

    Treat EVERYONE with respect, because you just don't know what's under that cover!

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    If you don't want too many people prying into your business, just tell them you are an Amway distributor. This will usually have them scooting away from you fairly quickly.

    NOTE: If this kind of deceit disturbs your delicate sense of integrity, you can always sign up with Amway's online branch at Quixtar ( http://www.quixtar.com ), which is part of Alticor ( http://www.alticor.com ), which claims to be the parent company of Amway ( http://www.amway.com )

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    Welcome!<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/welcome.gif>

    Amway .... ahhhh a good 'ol fellow Dutch man's (de Vos) company [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Some people just need a good slap up along side the head or better yet spare them of the knowledge let them go through life thinking the only way to make it big is to kiss the bosses arse and hope for a raise.

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    Elisabeth,

    That would be Canadaian urban legend. The same story floats around here in the United States about a guy everyone thought was homeless.

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    Jada,

    I have been asked that question about 100 times. People fear what they don't understand...

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