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Old 07-31-2000, 03:46 PM   #16
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Very good point.

A lot of places will start kickin' some silicon valley butt due to much cheaper wage/living costs, once they get more organized. From what I gather, silicon valley is much more "built" around the net economy, so networking is easier...

To give an example, our office space (1800 square feet) costs us about $1200 US/month
Someone I know in a company that is in space about the same size as ours is paying about 4 times that amount. More for staff too.

Since it doesn't really matter where you are these days, companies in big cities are far more likely to not make it. The harsh truth, IMHO...
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Old 07-31-2000, 05:22 PM   #17
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websitesponsor,
You say that you got your first check from CyberThrill Casino?

me and hundreds or maybe thousands of webmaster never got paid!.. So how come you got paid?
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Old 07-31-2000, 05:26 PM   #18
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Johnny, he said SUPPOSED to be his first check which means he never got it.. Cyberthrill was SUPPOSED to have been my first check... My first check was i think clicktrade...then teknosurf... I would like to make a living off the web.
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Old 07-31-2000, 05:29 PM   #19
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yup yup,,, i know, i'm SO smart :P hehe... But I'm sure that in a large city it would be easier to find people to help fund you or get started or whatever (yeah, i don't know what i'm talking about http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif ). I guess it also depends on what kind of site you run,,, for example, if you are selling a service (depending on the service) being in a large city would provide more demand (AND THUS MORE SELLS)...

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Old 07-31-2000, 06:12 PM   #20
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that's true I guess those in pakistan/taiwan/china/russia that have a website are doing really well since their cost of living is very low. atleast they can go to mcdonald's everyday since to them mcdonald's is a luxury to us we take it for grant it.

>Come to think of it, this is a very >subjective question... One person in a >certain area could make a good living with >say $1,500/month whereas another person in >a different area would require around >$4,000/month before they could live off of >it... This question depends on geography >and how much you spend on yourself...
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Old 07-31-2000, 06:15 PM   #21
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I would definately like to roll in some big dollars with an upcoming site that I have on the go, but then again, the chances of that happening are probably pretty slim. Let's face it -- only a small percentage of webmasters are actually making a substantial living off of the Internet.

My first check came from SAFE-Audit, then Click Trade, then Click Agents, then I can't remember... I keep a detailed chart on all of the checks I have received from companies on the Internet, but am too lazy to run upstairs and look at it right now.

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Old 07-31-2000, 06:16 PM   #22
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I thought the beauty of doing business on the internet was the fact that location dosen't matter? Everything is local in cyberspace. Alot of it depends on your site your sites focus and the amount of work you put into it. I'm fortunate enough to run a website that I make more money off of then my parents, so I could use this as my living very easily if I was old enough to move out http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 07-31-2000, 06:40 PM   #23
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well, i haven't replied to this board for a very long time but this thread seems very interesting. yes, i remember my first check for $50 from clicktrade back 1 1/2 years ago... then i had a down period for a few months but soon went back up again and start receiving some pretty good cheques from them.. ct is one of the best ppc program ever... they had very reliable tracking program. it was a very sad day when they shut down their ppc program, i lost i very good ppc program that was paying me a quarter a click -=`(. oh well, i got over it.. i'm kinda paid handsomely nowadays with other networks =).

btw, i still never got my cheque from cyberthrilll.. hhahah
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Old 07-31-2000, 07:05 PM   #24
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Hmmm! This is a really interesting topic. Yes, it does depends on where you are Living... I live in New York and with my $2000.00, it will be hard to make a fair living off of it. Even a two bed-room house in a nice area in NY costs over $1500.00 now-a-days, and then food/clothing/ etc etc costs are Very high.

While in some other states, you can get a nice big house for just $600.00-700.00 and food/clothing and other stuff is much cheaper.

If I lived in Sri Lanka... My $2000.00 will be over $140,000/rupees monthly which I consider a good-living and I can live with that much money nicely witout any problems.

If I lived in Pakistan with my $2000.00/monthly, I will be making over $104,000 which I also consider a good-living and I can buy whatever I want and live in a nice big house! If I lived in India, my $2000.00 would be over $92,000 rupees which I also consider a good living.

Though living in U.S has it's nice benefits, and I am very happy to live here in New York with my $2000.00 than to live in some other country with my 100,000+ every-month... Though I do wonder sometimes how it would be to live with my money in some other state or country. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Yes, it doesn't matter where you live on the "Internet" in sense that you can make Money from almost each & every part of the World. But finaically, it does matter.

Just my 2 cents!
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Old 07-31-2000, 07:06 PM   #25
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Wow, my post turned out to be a popular subject. Here's another question to keep things rolling. This is for any of you out there that are actually making enough to live off of. What programs do you use? How much do you make, and whats the address to your site? Id like to check it out. Thanks.

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Old 07-31-2000, 07:24 PM   #26
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zMan, i was referring to gregs post that talks about making a successful ebusiness, but surely the cost of living does play a huge role.
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Old 07-31-2000, 07:25 PM   #27
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Hey,

I *could* technically live off on my site if I wished to, but then, I *could* also live off my McDonald's job as well.

I'm a teen still, and I must say, the 17,000 or so my site pulls in monthly is ALWAYS a nice treat. I don't think of it as a long term source, but I do know that I have literally spent HOURS AND HOURS working on my site, so in a way, I have had a 15/hr job.

My site url is www.cheatindex.com as seen in the profile. I currently use UGO for my advertising and also sells my own newsletter ads.

The net life is a hard, but profitable one for me. I am sure there are other people making more that simply do not want to voice their thoughts at the risk of being vain.

Hope I didn't come off as such. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Oh ya, and since my parents pretty much pay for my housing, food and such, I have little expenses. Life is good. hehe.
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Old 07-31-2000, 07:32 PM   #28
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atleast they can go to mcdonald's everyday since to them mcdonald's is a luxury to us we take it for grant it.
aw man, we dont even have mcdonalds here (Bermuda) http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif


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Old 08-01-2000, 03:28 AM   #29
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I recently had a talk about Career opertunity's for when I'm older. So I got a bit of Information on being a Pilot and wanted some info on Computers and the Internet but just got normal Computers, so went to the homepage of the company that made the information that I got of Computers (Confusing aye???) and then found about Web Developers and Designers. Wow, a high pay role I saw http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif. Having your own buissness at home, 10 hours a day work (If you could hack that, I'm sure some can) and spending 7 or so at work, 3 on your own site. That would bring a lot of money in http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif!!!

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Old 08-01-2000, 06:45 AM   #30
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hey canuk, you say you make 17,000, is that in US$? or canadian? If in canadian how much does that equal in US$, if you know... Anyways, my point is this, if your making $17k/month, WHY are you WORKING? thats insane, especially considering WHERE you work. I'd just quit and be happy with $17k but hey, I'd rather try to make a living on $1k/month rather than get a REAL job, hehehe. I'm too lazy http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif...

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