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Security guard in an upscale building/ Internet Marketer?
(fight crime, fend off bums and do internet marketing)

 2:59 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Good day all,

Pardon the cheesy line and if i'm posting in the wrong section (just not sure where the best place for this would be).

I once stumbled upon this interesting book about a guy who started making 100k a month after one year in internet marketing. He writes that he was able to do it because of the amount of free time that he had.

He got all this free time by working in a really quite IT department.

I work in IT as well, but only have enough free time to go to the coffee room to fill up my mug.

So i thought of a solution:
How about a job as a security guard in an upscale building, which theoretically speaking can give me as much as 7 hours a day of free time. All i need is to bring my laptop and a black berry(for the internet) and Voila!

It almost sounds too good to be true.
Did any of you have similar experiences?
Any thoughts on this?



 3:59 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

How about a job as a security guard in an upscale building...

Nah, the women look too good. You'd constantly be distracted. Unless you're a woman, of course, but then the good looking, rich guys would be hitting on you all the time. Plus security guards need to be on their feet a lot.

Parking lot attendant. You're sitting down, you're in a little cube, You've got your laptop, maybe even a TV set, CD player, etc... you could probably even get a little mini-fridge and stock some cold beer in there. Geez, the possibilities are endless.


 11:04 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

How about a job as a security guard in an upscale building

I was actually wondering, if you get to busy on your laptop, when are you really going to secure the building?


 11:43 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I actualy worked with the Dude that Got lucky with the side gig and started bringing a "little bit of work" on his laptop to his daytime job. We weren't busy at the time. With time it got to the point that he was making more money on the side and spending about 25 hours a week doing it. Sweet deal for him!

But one day he was overheard speaking of/trubleshotting his side gig while a big boss was in the building. Well long story short; the dude now works as a security guard and has a great reputation of not being trusted with his work.


 12:28 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Blend27 - Nice story, but is he still able to work on his side thing as a security guard?
Wyweb- lol, good looking women is even more of a motivation and may be rich guys have good advice for aspiring entrepreneurs


 12:48 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Habtom - not much securing needs to be done here in montreal, everybody's way too friendly.


 9:58 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

The security guards at the front desk at my work don't do much. They are probably the ones making 100k a month!


 10:16 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

im sat here laughing at these posts.

as a security guard myself as i have a sleep problem i work night shifts a lot.
obviously nothing to do all night long unless something occurs.

i take my laptop to work with me too.
ive learned myself quite a bit while at work.

i have a few sites under my belt but id love to make some real money out of it eventually.
i love the idea of getting paid to do what you love.... lol

now all i need to do is learn loads more stuff and get on with it.


 1:17 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

get me the job, i'll give you the knowledge :)


 3:54 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Heh - one of the best jobs I ever had was as a PBX operator for a large firm. Since most people used the voicemail system, I was only required to "work" when people dialed the 0 to reach a human, then most of the time I all I had to do was put them through to the proper extension and away they went.

There was so much free time on the job that I used it to surf the net and learn web technologies like HTML, Javasript and general computer programming - it was like I was being PAID to train myself for a better career! It doesn't get much sweeter than that - my only regret is that I didn't have a clue about affiliate marketing at that time......


 7:58 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Think we should post a list of jobs where you have a computer and a lot of free time...
(of course with the permission of Moderators, i would not want to spam)

1) Security Guard
2) PBX operator
3) Nanny
4) Internet Cafe clerk
5) Library clerk
6) Nightshift corner store worker

(heh 2 jobs are actually dangerous)


 8:16 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

a lot of free time...

3) Nanny

Ummm... You're fired. Watching children is not always HARD work-but it is CONSTANT work.


 1:22 am on Mar 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

- Nice story, but... --

Ye he is a PHP Geek now...

Blend27 Was NOT HERE


 4:02 am on Mar 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't get it. If you're being paid to work certain hours, that's what you do during those hours. If you've nothing to do and you feel the need to do something, go and ask your boss for busywork.


 2:20 pm on Mar 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

i dont want to work : ))


 2:28 pm on Mar 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well, there's probably something in your contract or you've signed some HR form about misuse of computers etc. So I guess it's how stringently the company check these things...if they ever wanted a reason to get rid of you, computer misuse would be a very easy one to use to fire you ;)

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