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Old October 8th @ 02:13 pm   #1
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
I guess with all the economic crap going on, people are wanting to work more or looking for ways to make more money, even if its just in thier spare time while at home.

My income dropped about a third after my breakup/divorce, but since mid-summer I've managed to double it, and the current economy hasnt affected it much at all. Right now I'm sitting in 2nd place in the big Penthouse contest and closing on 1st place. I get invitited to exclusive, all expenses paid, top-affiliate gatherings, parties at the playboy mansion, and see more tits & ass than should be legal.

So... if you really want to know the first steps... and it doesnt have to be an adult business, sell flowers for all I care. But the internet leveled the playing field for people working from a small one-bedroom apartment to compete against big corporations. But this is something any monkey can do. LEARN TO MAKE A DAMN WEBPAGE! Seriously. I cant tell you how many people have asked me how they can make a decent income, working from home. And I tell them, they get all excited, study it for five or ten minutes, and then its like, "Oh look, my favorite show is on tv!". And well, thats the end of that.

Yes, there is much much more to what I do besides making a webpage. But without a webpage to begin with, the rest wont matter. It all involves sending people to a webpage. How would you sell hamburgers without a drive-thru window? So, make a window.

And no, I didnt go to school to learn what I do. I bought books at Barnes & Noble on web design, joined web forums and studied what others did, and got alot of great ideas on my own from watching the success of others.

This website is, by far, much better than anything I had to learn from - W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

So there, thats the first ingredient. No, just making a webpage wont make you rich, you need people visiting your webpage for that to happen. But even how to do that is no longer a real mystery. But first, learn to make a website.

What does this have to do with a sportbike? Well I've owned about 24 bikes since I learned to make websites. Now lets see who wants to add more bikes to their garage.

 
 
Old October 8th @ 02:15 pm   #2
Howie B
 
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Old October 8th @ 02:52 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
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This website is, by far, much better than anything I had to learn from - W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
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That's a great site... I've used it for everything from ASP to XML.
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:15 pm   #4
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
The second most important thing would be bandwidth, im guessing, then the computers, what are running to your house will? monthly costs? It gets pricey if you arent making the money at the same time..t1? t2? t3? oc? fiber? etc etc etc
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:40 pm   #5
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
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The second most important thing would be bandwidth, im guessing, then the computers, what are running to your house will? monthly costs? It gets pricey if you arent making the money at the same time..t1? t2? t3? oc? fiber? etc etc etc
I pay $89 for business internet. 12mbit/s down and 3mbit/s up. Alot has changed since last time you were here. Now I have 3 computers running, instead of 30 plus. My main machine which stays on 24/7, my laptop downstairs, and one other machine that I do some other stuff on. But even with 30+ machines running, it was still the same internet connection.

I have 6 servers at colo facilities, all hosted on fiber. Five are running FreeBSD, one is running Win2k3 Server. Costs about another $1000 a month for all of that. Bandwidth is super cheap these days, compared to when I first started was about $6 per gig. I was paying a few thousand per month back then with just a few domains on 1 server. With an average of about 70k - 75k visitors a day, I'm only burning about 12 gigs per day across 130+ domains now. I could host it all on one server, but more servers = more IP addresses, which is for alot more advanced stuff than anyone needs to just get started.

Total startup cost could be about $20 - $30, and whatever internet connection they have right now would be just fine. Remember, learn to walk before trying to run. Someone buying all the gear that I have now, would be like someone interested in playing guitar and buying all the gear that Joe Satriani uses to go on a world tour, but they dont even know how to play yet. And thats not even considering what it costs for a good programmer to turn your great ideas into something that works.

But the first step, is learning to build a website.
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:50 pm   #6
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
I thought you were hosting more for some reason? i see now. I figured you had the whole shabang still going in your house, hosting, creating, etc.

word up.
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:52 pm   #7
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
any internet connection will work, correct, but if you want the same people returning with no problems, you need to get that static, then host your own site, your own email server, forums, etc. spread the word around faster. (cox will only give you a static if you open a biz account)

So a jist of it would be:

def get your learn on. Then get your site going, then get a static, spread the word, create own email/server, forums if wanted, then invest as needed or as expanding?
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:55 pm   #8
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
You would not host your website at your house. You would get a virtual account on a shared server, plus a domain of your own. Thats why I said startup cost would be $20 - $30. But it doesnt cost anything to learn to make a website.

I've never hosted a website at my house.
 
 
Old October 8th @ 03:57 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
Oh i always thought u were hosting too! Actually i thought thats what your whole income was based off. lol i guess i should listen more!
 
 
Old October 8th @ 04:03 pm   #10
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
Nope, everything that I do host on my servers is all my own websites and domains. I dont do any hosting for other people. Except for my attorney's wife, as a favor. She makes costumes for like Steve Wrywick and some other magicians and some showgirls and her website doesnt get or need much traffic so its not much of a hassle for me.
 
 

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