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About that time Web 1.01 was booming. It fascinated me and I read
every article on it that I could find. It was way beyond my limited
tech abilities, so I stayed on the side lines. Along came Web 2.00
and it was an eureka moment for me. This was something I could do!
I have two affiliate web sites and am making a good living. Best of
all I haven't put a tie since I started! King Fisher
How about you?
Sold laptops and printers of HP and IBM.....
Than heard of an Internet marketing company... got interested to work there as "Internet Marketing" was a chapter in my ecommerce book of my syllabus in PG...
Jumped into it... started managing PPc accounts and currently I am lead for PPC and I am also involved in SEO and API thingy....
So here I am in Webmasterworld to improve my IQ ;)
Google got me hooked to the net. Now this 'internet' thing seems to occupy 60% of my working time.
E-commerce website keeps me grounded in the real world. Other websites 'surprisingly' make more money than e commerce, but e commerce is more fun and hands on...
For a number of years I ran a restaurant.
I started an internet cafe in 1997 and dived straight into web design.
My 10 year web design anniversary is this August and I love it even more now than I did then :)
joined:Dec 10, 2005
I can't get off.
But there is a bunker here fully equipped that I found, where I spend my time on the net on an old green screen 286 computer, however every 180 minutes I have to enter some stupid numbers to save the world.
BTW there is a polar bear roaming around outside who seems really annoyed - as I would be if I had such a heavy coat on a desert island.
Also there are people who seem to want to kill me.
other than that its a little boring...
Even spent a few years as a bhakta, living in an ashram and learning a few things along the way.
That covers about 30 years before I fell into my web job. What a Long and Winding Road that was. And yes, I would change a few things if I could. It might also explain why I have no idea what's next :)
I was sailing around the world on a racing yacht when I ended up stuck on a strange island.
Hi Desmond, see you in the next life eh?! :-) lol . . .
Bartender (not beer tender)
owned my own video rental store
Owned gift shop
Full time Mom (always will be)
Then my Youngest gave me a used computer and a dummies how to book and I never looked back.
Worked in the Antiques trade while studying met some some really amazing people who had a massive influence on me.
Worked as a part Q accountantfor around 5 years hated it, jacked it in and found work as a rent collector in Hackney (!). A near suicidal move - I thought that at the time as well.
Found I had an ability to deal with people going through a crisis which was all so noticed by my employer.
Soooo I went self employed and do it on a contract basis.
Now looking for something else to do.
Funny story... back in the early 90's in college I got my bike stolen from my house. My insurance covered it and I ended up buying a computer with the cash instead of a new bike...
Built my first "homepage" shortly after that... and I was hooked...
Still loving it after all these years... great field to be in...
Software developer, having managed building of accommodation booking, real estate, employment, dating, online school and classifieds applications.
Previously a lawyer, and a jeweller.
Live in an alternative comunity currently,
Father of four, 1 from first marriage, 2 from 2nd(ongoing) and now foster parent to a 4th.
My turning point was taking a year after that to study, and found out about affiliate marketing then. :)
I have one decent affiliate site, a few that are slow, and I spend a few hours per week freelancing as a PHP developer. Beats working!