Whew! I’ve been busy and behind schedule ALL week setting up more Adsense and eBay sites! It’s easy and hard at the same time. But once you put these things in place you can go to sleep and wake up and VOILA, money! So here we go, I’ve officially linked all my little “journey to money making while you’re online” articles together with today’s post, and I’ve attached a bottom section that endorses the software I use and why. But you can see I’ve kept kosher to the format that all good stories need; I have a beginning, a middle and an end. So you’ll see my searching phase, my discovery phase and this last phase of me trying to spread the wealth. I’ve got about 2 more parts (at least) that I’d like to add to this series, and today’s might drive some of you away because of content or length-but this shit has got to be laid out. I need to express myself! I don’t hold myself up as a guru or even a jr. guru, but I will tell you what I’ve observed, and what’s worked for me. AND I took all the Adsense out of this piece so I can curse freely!. And you fuckers weren’t going to click on anything anyway :). I usually limit myself to 2 swears per post so I don’t have a TOS issue with Google-so as an ex-Navy guy things might get a touch “salty” in this piece. So the first thing I need to ask you is, are you for real about make money online?. If so let me help you get your shit together. Because this is not a money blog and I’m only doing this once.
1. First of all, Many of You are Hustlers And Don’ Even Know it
Some of you guys know my story, some of you don’t, So let me lay it out; I’m in Chicago. I’m black. I’m handsome as hell. I grew up on the South Side (and that means the ghetto in this city). Also, one of those facts wasn’t really relevant to the conversation but I just threw it in there). Anyway I lived in Manhattan, Tokyo and LA. I’m a city boy. I always live in the HEART of a city, so I know hustles . 2 days ago a very official lady called my cell phone and started rattling off information about my phone account and then proceeded to tell me that because I had been such a good customer they were offering me a $100 rebate to use as I like; as a payment for an upcoming bill, for a new phone, for text minutes-however I liked. But did you guys catch the hustle? She said rebate. I get easily $500 in rebates a year, because I’m a good shopper. And EVERY SINGLE REBATE I’ve ever gotten has been like pulling teeth from the company; fill in this form, staple it to that one, mail by this date, copy this UPC but not that one, and so on and so on. And, of course, you only get a rebate IF you bought something. So when she said that my ears shot up. I instantly stopped the conversation and said, “so how do I get my money?” Well all I had to do was give her the last 4 digits of my social security number. And I said, “really? Well tell you what; give me your number and department and I’ll call you right back.” Click! She hung up. And you know what? She probably DID work for my cell company, but some dude probably talked her into this con and she’ll be the one doing time. Do you know the MAJORITY of women in prison are there because of a man? Did you know that?
So I know hustles. And most of the weird shit I’ve seen shouldn’t be put on a blog. Sometimes they look like that one above, and sometimes hustling is less INTENTIONALLY con oriented. Just people backed into a corner and doing the only thing available to them. So, on the street, when I see a dude mowing somebody’s lawn, taking out some old lady’s garbage, trying to get in on the local construction job, then helping some other lady move her new refrigerator into the house-that’s a dude hustling. Is that you? Or can you live your life without blog money and you’re just trying to get EXTRA money? But it all comes to a mindset of trying to play outside the system . And so when I look out there and see all these bloggers with this piecemeal money strategy. $5 here, $40 there. I see a hustle , not a career. You can’t live on a hustle forever. You’ve got to have a plan and sustainable strategy that can grow. Listen, this is all your choice, you can define what you’re doing however you want. But I’m telling you how it looked to ME. And I can’t lie; I was trying these method too; maybe a dozen, but when nothing was bearing any real fruit I said I’ve got to stop. Just stop and look around. Now look at the images below.