Do you drive your friends crazy asking them to join your online income sites?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
January 17, 2009 3:04pm CST
I used to do tell all of my friends about every "new" sure to make a million dollars websites that I got involved with. A few of the eager beavers would join me primarily to check it out, until they found out they couldn't duplicate my efforts, and then they quick. When they quit, my extra percentage of income died right along with them. Now I don't tell my friends, unless they specifically ask about what I am doing right now for extra cash or something similar. I have found that by keeping my mouth shut it preserves our friendship. However, when I found out they joined an opportunity that I didn't tell them about that I am in as well. It makes me a bit upset, that I made that decision to wait until I'm asked about other income streams. Where do you draw the line with your friends? Do you tell them right away? Are the annoyed with you? Have any of your friends threatened to end your friendship if you didn't stop talking or introducing them to a new opportunity you're involved with? What say you?
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@yxinxin (467)
• China
19 Jan 09
I don't force my friends to join me in what I am doing on line unless I find they share my interests. I do tell my online friends about my favourite website, which I usually put under my user name.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I don't think you can force any of your friends to join you in what you are doing online or offline for that matter. It would be different if you gave them some sort of extra incentive for joining you in your money making ideas.
@yxinxin (467)
• China
19 Jan 09
I agree. I only suggest something I think good because we are friends.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
19 Jan 09
That is so important so that way you don't waste your time nor the time of your friends!
• Malta
18 Jan 09
I know my friends' interests and they they aren't into these kind such of things. Even though I may tell them that I'm doing this and that, I do not personally ask them to join me. I know I can be quite persuasive but I don't like to annoy them with such nonsense for them. On the other hand, if they do ask me and seem interested to join, without doubt I give them all the information they need.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
LoL ~ forgive my laugh, but do you always know exactly what your friends are thinking at all times? It is good to know exactly who you could share your opportunities with and who of course it should not be offered too.
• Malta
18 Jan 09
of course not! but i know their opinion about these kind of things, obviously they may change their mind over time.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
LoL thanks for the humor and response.
@Nadinest1 (2034)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
Hi. I don't tell my friend about my money making sites...they think I am all crazy for doing this and that for 1/2 of a cent or something like that. So, I just keep it all to myself. My sister said she would maybe think about it, but she has dial-up...so right no it is not an option for her.......but I don't think she would stick with it anyway for a few cents here and there. Nadine
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Even with though it is so little here and there. I think if I know the person well enough that it wouldn't hurt just to tell them about what I'm doing online. But if I barely know them, and the conversation came up one day, then I should let them know about it. The most important thing for me is not misrepresenting how money, I've made nor the amount of money that could be made. The decision of course is always in their court.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
18 Jan 09
hello Its not me,but my friends.There are few sites that I have joined but I am active only at mylot.Its not for money making but more for spending my time in some good way on the web. I like the way the discussions move on in mylot . Its pretty informative & also we can make new friends. I have some close friends who are very much in to internet money making. They keep on asking me to join all those sites as their referrals & that nagging drives me crazy sometimes.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
LoL ! I know what you mean. I have made some referrals in the past several opportunities that I joined and I continue to get asked for me to join under them in the latest and newest or freshest opportunity out there. All opportunities are supposed to make one rich and wealthy beyond their wildest of dreams if they follow some supposed magic formula or stairways to heaven. It all can become very comical to me. I don't like it in the least bit. So I'll tell them, not to ask me, or I'll primarily ignore their repeat messages. Sooner of later they'll bound to get the hint!
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
Well most of my friends know that I am working online but most of them have full time jobs and little or no time to go on the computer so I don't normally tell them about it. I like you used to tell them about it, but I found that most of them wouldn't even sign up to see what I was talking about so now I don't say anything. I am just happy that on mylot there are a lot of other people interested in making money online cause now I have friends that I CAN talk to about it,LOL. I would love to share some of my sties with you if you are interested. I don't belong to a lot of them but I am trying to make money from home while I stay home with my children so any help is appreciated.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
another satisfied mylot user I see. That is so cool. I've met some many folks that enjoy mylot for this very reason that they love to do things new and also enjoy new opportunities that other people are of like mindedness. That is the true awesomeness of mylot in my opinion!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
18 Jan 09
I do not really have any friend's that would benefit from making any money online. I have never had a person sign up under me on any sight. Kind of sad, but it is alright. I always seem to make all the money I need these days, so I am happy.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Your happiness is important, so are the consideration of others happiness. If you haven't told anyone about what you are doing, then that is fine, because ultimately you hold the decision to share or to not share. You have that power!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
18 Jan 09
My husband had burnt our friends and family out with his online ventures. When I joined an opportunity, I had no one to recruit because my husband had already been there done that. We have the same problem, people join, hang out for a while, do nothing to increase their business then quit, and of course it affects us. right now, we are not actively involved in anything. We have exhausted all of our resources and have not been making any money. Right now, mylot is the only thing making money, and that is not much at all, my husband is not promoting anything that he is/was involved in.
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@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Well, I did tell a couple of my friends to join some sites where they will have the option to earn. Some of them really did join and are now earning. Of course I have guided them along the way to insure that they will really make it through. I also have those who were only good at the start and have not continued. But I really don't mind at all. I understand that each of us have our own priorities.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
To know and understand your levels in the relationships with the people in your life is SOOOOO important.
• Australia
18 Jan 09
Hi, I have also tried telling my friends about a home based business that I have started and invited them all to have a look. Nobody responded and didn't even say that was great. To be very honest I don't really care, all I know is that I am achieving my goals and I will be a success. I am on track to earn a multiple 6 figure income in the next 6-12months. I now do not tell my friends or even try to exlain to my family what I am doing. All they need to know is that I am happy and achieving my goals.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Some friends do need "proof in the pudding" as the saying goes. I understand what you mean. And yes you shouldn't give up hope and should continue to be excited. And 6 months to a year from now isn't that long of a period of time.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
18 Jan 09
I didn't say them but since I am a student when they saw that I was always having some little extra pocket money they asked themselves and now they have joined too! I think too much pestering can hurt or disturb your friends...So i leave them to deduce on their own...When they ask then I help them out eagerly..I pester my brothers to join every program and they can't even shout at me!
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Yeah I agree no need in hurting or potentially damaging a fruitful relationship.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Hey hdjohnson! I never really tell my friends about my ventures into online money-making. Most of my friends are busy in their own things and I understand that. I may talk about a couple of sites I visit or brag about an article I wrote but as far as trying to drag them in...nah. If they don't like it or have a bad experiance..they will most likely blame it on me..lol..I just enjoy my net time myself.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
17 Jan 09
LoL ~ I know what you're saying as well. It's funny, you said it best when you wrote: trying to drag them in. Trying to make people do something against their nature is like shooting yourself in the foot. A BUNCH OF PAIN AND UNNECESSARY AGONY!!! It is much better to only tell those you know are OPEN to new ideas or willing to at least give it a valid effort or attempt.
@elisa812 (3031)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I really never ask my friends to join income sites. I would love to have the referrals, but I know a lot of my friends probably either wouldn't have the time to do them, or just wouldn't be interested. Also, I'm too afraid of sounding pushy or making them feel pressured. I feel the same as you, if they ask me for ways to make a little extra money, then I would encourage them to get involved in some of my favorite online income sites, but otherwise, I just don't really mention it.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Good for you and happy mylotting away! ~ I have some non pushy ways of asking your friends of at least taking a look at what you're doing. They should be internet savvy and enjoy being online though. If you're interested let me know, and I'll share some of them with you.
17 Jan 09
Lol i have the same problems really.. A few of my friends just sort of stand there looking at me as if to say "why would you bother" and they think it sounds such a little amount to make it isnt worth all the typing and chatting etc.. But i have friends who i know always need a bit of extra money and spend so much time online its worth them doing it so i always get them involved if i can and they always seem to appreciate it. I think as long as you know which friends to approach its fine..
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
17 Jan 09
WOw, welcome to mylot icklepickel [b]is that your screenname because you like sour pickles. You're absolutely right about knowing which ones to approach and which ones not to approach. I only very few of them that I can simply say, here's a link and go check it out and that they will actually do it. It's all good to me though. I still enjoy the opportunities I'm involved with and enjoy the chances I do get to share with others. I hope you enjoy mylot and much as I do!