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I've tried telling people different things:
- Website Designer
- Online Publishing
- Independent Salesperson for several online companies
I love what I do but it's amazing to me how people misjudge what they don't understand - a small price to pay I guess for a dream job.
I also work on several sites like most of you guys and for the record, my most hated questions are:
1. What is your work?
2. Where do you work?
Several times I got blank stares from people. As much as I'd like to explain to them what I do, it's quite complicated.
One time someone asked me about my work and I answered, "I don't work" to make things simpler. He said, "What, you don't work? So how do you eat? How long have you been bumming around?" to which I replied, "It doesn't matter but I make 20x more than you do in a month."
Geez.I hope people will refrain asking me about my work.
What you say "I'm making money off the web with affiliate marketing."
What they hear "I'm a filthy internet porn king and responsible for the decline in morale."
This is true, especially back in the day...
I've been earning $$ off of the Internet fulltime since 2001 and I've found the best answer to be:
#1. (if they are somewhat computer/internet literate) "I am a webmaster", or "I make money selling ad space and products on my websites"
#2. (if they have no clue) E-commerce.
It just makes life a lot easier that trying to explain the process... and then explaining why you can't teach them how to do it.