posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 05:39 PM
Originally posted by russiankid
... if i make a web then theres no way i can make any money off ov it... theres nothing going on in my head just nothing all i do is take down
squirrels with my pellet gun i piss in peoples gas tanks and stick my a$$ to the neigbors bedroom window...
How much time do you spend doing these things a week? Give an honest answer--you already admitted to it; if you spend 50 hours a week doing it it
ain't gonna look much worse. Let's say you spend 5 hours. That's 5 hours a week you could spend learning how to do something, say HTML, Java,
working on cars, whatever. Something constructive that you can turn into a cash cow at some point in time. Learn a musical instrument--go to a pawn
shop and buy an acoustic guitar; you find a decent one for probably $20, and if you pawn that pellet gun to put towards it I assure you not only will
the squirrels be happier but you'll thank yourself for the guitar in a year or two.
Newsflash: overnight success takes about 20 years. The only "get rich quick" scheme that half-way works is convincing people to pay you to tell
them how to get rich quick. Even the market for that is flooded now days, so your SOL on that front.
The great thing about doing web sites is that it's for other people. Other people come up with the idea, and they pay you to put that idea in
action. You need to create a portfolio of some kind--build a web site for a company for free, do a home page of your own at geocities or something,
do something for a friend or family member. Get yourself something to show to people. Then hit the pavement with a box of CD's--that you burnt
yourself--and pass them around to the various small businesses in the area along with a rough price sheet.
No matter what your gonna do, it's going to take work. If you're just wanting a couple bucks here or there, ask your parents/gaurdians. If they
cut you off or can't help you for whatever reason, then you need to do something about it. There are no quick fixes. I've been working on
programming and web development for 6 years, and only in the past year have I gotten any serious projects. I've been working on music for 11 years,
and just now am I getting to the point I might have some shot at a future in it. Patience is not a virtue teenagers tend to have--I was worse than
most and it still hasn't worn off--but you can't expect to get anywhere without going there.