Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by Duke, May 7, 2005.
...and what was your motivation for becoming one?
I became one not so long ago 2003, motivate? Try something new
I started my online business in 1999.
I have been in business for many many years, and worked in marketing businesses long before the web became mainstream. I really got online with work in about 96/97 when the Uk was just waking up.
In 1999 I knew nothing about making websites, nor did I know anything about the internet except how to check my e-mail, surf and play a few games.
Ah but I am OLD lol.
in 1980 I spent a little under Ã‚Â£100 on a ZX80 1k supercomputer I have pretty much played with them ever since, although I am not a techie by any stretch of the imagination. I just saw the web for what it is, the best marketing tool ever invented. Imagine selling a newspaper, and then being able to see who is looking at what page, and which articles are not being read, and which of your advertisment images are looked at the most. That is what the web does, and the moment I found that out I knew the web would eventually give me my income.
started building webpages in 1999 -yep I was 10
didnt really get into learning html until last year (i used homestead which was a drag and drop builder) now using flash and php.
Hmmm, about 2001 (ish) and mostly by accident. I got fed up repeating myself on message boards and figured it was easier to just point at a page and say, 'read that'. Having said that, I was trained as a programmer way back in the mid-eighties when a Sinclair Spectrum was as high-tech as a home computer got and the internet was really a bunch of bulletin boards strung together.
Heh! A zx81! I remember those too, OWG. Three hours typing in a program in BASIC just to watch a letter 'J' hook a letter 'O' from a row of dots pretending to be an ocean. The good old days.
I work in lounge pants, and I really don't, "work". If I did, someone shoot me, PPPPPAAAALLLEEEZZZZ.
I do not like calling it, "work".
I hear those who say they, "Paid the Price of Success".
I'd like to think I, "Enjoyed the Price of Success", as one noble authoritarion stated.
Enjoy your success. Enjoy your, "Hard work". Enjoy life.
And may God Bless Everyone!
Does this flight come with a vomit bag?
I'm working hard but enjoy this type of work. I'm hoping someday maybe I'll be even half as successful as you are Paul.
"Does this flight come with a vomit bag?"
If you wish to catch the, "flight", bring PLENTY of vomit bags.
It's not for the faint of heart.
I'll keep chipping away at the "Paul stone" and continue to learn your secrets if it kills me. I like big air on my mountain bike, ski's and am not afraid to take a spill. It is with this "no fear" instinct that I follow yee.
Way to go Ken,
Paul has got loads of top money making secrets locked away, prise some out of him
I don't know how others view Paul but I see him the same way as you do. The guy makes me laf and frustrates me at the same time (really a compliment Paul).
It takes a while to get him to actually post coherent sentence structure that I can understand and advice that is not in code, but once you get him to do it, it's advice weighed in gold.
The above post was meant to be a compliment Paul. Unfortunately, I'm crippled by a inner limitation / character flaw that makes many of my compliments "backhanded".
"It takes a while to get him to actually post coherent sentence structure that I can understand and advice that is not in code"
Ahhhh, young Jedi, but if not in code then it could fall into the wrong hands.
If you make your posts to easy to read, then people don't THINK about the content lol
True enough I guess.
Maybe I could just stop my whining and learn your code as well.
I notice this thread is becoming of topic. So i'll bring it back on track...
I got motivated when I wanted to build a site about a hobby of mine and then I realised that it was what I wanted to do forever....
Yep Seb, once you get the bug it bites. I am the same with marketing. There is nothing like the buzz you get when you start with nothing, formulate a concept, then build the revenue stream into it, the buzz is amazing (for me anyhow) It is like creating money from nothing other than a dream.
You then get the physical buzz, as you see your advertisers getting enquiries and you kow that you are helping their businesses. For me the buzz of seeing other peoples business grow is a real turn on. Of course, seeing their business grow also ensures that nmy own grows as well.
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