Old school back in school
2016-08-08, 02:24 AM,
#1
soup guise? i'm a coder from way back, when the internet was new (AOL). I started spamming when I was 13 years old, coded my own winsock spammers and was making more than I am now at 34 years old. I took a break when the myspace empire fell. I was making 100k+ a year and my income fell on its face when FB took over. I created some adult sites that did okay and kept me floating just enough to get by. A lot of things have changed, I went to college and have worked a few different jobs in the real world. I'm getting back into the scene and testing a few white/blackhat approaches with success using adsense.

I'm basically here to share interest with the new generation of IM, and it seems like a good site. Thanks for having me :)
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2016-08-08, 02:44 AM,
#2
Hey Old fart, Welcome!
Yep IM is actually changing all the time, but you gotta keep up with it if you want success.
I see you wrote that you've had real life jobs - so may i know what stopped you? (ofc if there is a reason except shitty pay Grin)

Well, good luck!
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2016-08-08, 02:53 AM,
#3
(2016-08-08, 02:44 AM)paradise Wrote: Hey Old fart, Welcome!
Yep IM is actually changing all the time, but you gotta keep up with it if you want success.
I see you wrote that you've had real life jobs - so may i know what stopped you? (ofc if there is a reason except shitty pay Grin)

Well, good luck!

Right now I'm pretty high up in the roofing industry. I make $650 a week salary as a foreman, basically sitting in my van making sure the workers are working, and getting materials if they need. I started as a $12/hr newbie roofer a year ago, worked my ass off and moved up quick. I work directly under the contractor, so I'm in a good position. I bought property and i'm trying to build a house soon, so I'm investing money where I see good ROI (feeding niche blogs)
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2016-08-08, 02:57 AM,
#4
Old fart here as well. I remember ranking sites in Infoseek.
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2016-08-08, 03:14 AM,
#5
(2016-08-08, 02:57 AM)lalapalooz Wrote: Old fart here as well. I remember ranking sites in Infoseek.

altavista was a good one for me. I made some money with 2 sites there back in the mid-90's

AOL days were easy money$$$$ :)
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2016-08-08, 03:20 AM,
#6
If you would be 13 years old again, what would you do different?
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2016-08-08, 06:34 AM,
#7
Good question; If I had known then, what I know now.. (responsibility and economics included) I would have focused my time on coding a dating site like POF, and maintained it legitimately. Every time I created a good brand, it would do great for awhile and my host would shut me down for spam. It was quick money at the time, but it would be insanely popular by now, I probably would have sold out to a big CORP and I wouldn't be working 40 hours a week for a roofing contractor to feed my kids :)
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