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This is probably an irrelevant comment, but I wanted to point out that Instagram is owned by Facebook.

Lol

It's not an irrelevant comment at all. Instagram is already displaying the same behaviors that Facebook started displaying a few years ago. I have no doubt that within 1-2 years you'll have to pay for exposure the same way as you have to pay on Facebook and organic reach will be laughable compared to today.

That's the dangerous part about relying on platforms. They keep changing and can ruin your business overnight if you rely on just one or two, as many marketers do. In some ways it doesn't even feel like a business if one platform is responsible for your entire income. It's sort of like having a boss.
 

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What about the mid to long term effect of mRNA vaccines?
I stacked chance for the long term effects of getting ill vs chance of getting something bad from VAXCClNE.
I was posting this before but going through C0VlD can permanently damage lungs (at least that's what I've heard).

Out of two bad choices i made one.
I don't think there are enough credible statistics to make quantification
and educated decision.
 

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It is shit like this that makes me want to volunteer for one-way Space missions
You aren’t kidding. That would work. But knowing the world, someone would force you into a mask on another planet. Nonsense.

The perpetual sailboat life appeals to a Bob Dylanesqye, “why do I bother to give a f*ck?,” side of me.
 

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You aren’t kidding. That would work. But knowing the world, someone would force you into a mask on another planet. Nonsense.

The perpetual sailboat life appeals to a Bob Dylanesqye, “why do I bother to give a f*ck?,” side of me.

Coronavirus can stay on the surface of Mars for up to 48 hours. Sneeze into your Spacesuit. Even though I'm 33.9 million miles away from anyone else, it's important to keep a 2 meter distance #StaySafeSaveLives
 

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I hate instragram. I'll never use it for marketing.

TikTok on the other hand, I think that is possibly the biggest marketing opportunity, at least for personal brands. Youtube is always a favorite of mine, except their recent practices are making people think twice about using them.

If you promote your own IG story to girls in your area, they come talk to you and it's even better than Tinder lmao
 

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There are lots of personalities you can find who have gotten rich independently from real estate (i.e. without creating a fund of other investors) and using bank loans.

Anyone similar for stocks? All I've ever seen are fund managers who take other investors' $$$.
 

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There are lots of personalities you can find who have gotten rich independently from real estate (i.e. without creating a fund of other investors) and using bank loans.

Anyone similar for stocks? All I've ever seen are fund managers who take other investors' $$$.

Jesse Livermore, u/DeepFuckingValue - two extreme examples

Probably not many though due to generally low stock market returns, hence why they need OPM for their position sizes to make those small gains worth their time.
 

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There are lots of personalities you can find who have gotten rich independently from real estate (i.e. without creating a fund of other investors) and using bank loans.

Anyone similar for stocks? All I've ever seen are fund managers who take other investors' $$$.
Yes. Definitely. But you’re playing a different game today. Everyone is an “investor” now and everyone thinks they are smart money. I have had stocks get wonderful news and go down. I have had stocks get horrible news and go up. This market is nuts.

That said, the real question is: Why limit yourself? If you provide value to yourself, why not sell it to others as well? More resources coming in means you can afford more resources that further divorce your time from your income. More money = more freedom.

My 9 figure RE mentor has never taken outside money besides the bank loans. I believe, with his track record, a fund would make him wealthier, with less work. The problem is, like so many other small business owners, they don’t believe the less work part.

The reality is, every company out there that’s bigger than him is proof that I’m right. The notion that the CEO of (insert big a$$ reit) “somehow crams more in a day than them” is the wrong mentality.

Sure, they have more hours worked in their name per day, but they live the same 24 hour day as anyone else.

Here’s to hoping I can talk him into a fund at some point. I’d love to raise money for him, it would be nuts.
 
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Yes. Definitely. But you’re playing a different game today. Everyone is an “investor” now and everyone thinks they are smart money. I have had stocks get wonderful news and go down. I have had stocks get horrible news and go up. This market is nuts.

That said, the real question is: Why limit yourself? If you provide value to yourself, why not sell it to others as well? More resources coming in means you can afford more resources that further divorce your time from your income. More money = more freedom.

My 9 figure RE mentor has never taken outside money besides the bank loans. I believe, with his track record, a fund would make him wealthier, with less work. The problem is, like so many other small business owners, they don’t believe the less work part.

The reality is, every company out there that’s bigger than him is proof that I’m right. The notion that the CEO of (insert big a$$ reit) “somehow crams more in a day than them” is the wrong mentality.

Sure, they have more hours worked in their name per day, but they live the same 24 hour day as anyone else.

Here’s to hoping I can talk him into a fund at some point. I’d love to raise money for him, it would be nuts.
I agree honestly. I am limiting myself.

I guess I have always told myself I’m just not the right kind of person to “raise” money from investors - a silly thing to think.

Or I thought it was dishonest to make money by AUM rather than real performance - but that is also a silly limiting belief!

Wanna start a fund? I have ideas ;)
 

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There are people out there whose highest aspirations are to push people around them to be better and to celebrate their victories with them.

If you aren't surrounding yourself with people like that, ask yourself why.
 

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I'm getting so f*cking tired of people. It's not even funny anymore.
 

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You may need better people around you. In the absence of that, get a good book.
 

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It probably doesn't need another thread but I think many will find it useful:


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Regarding the first finding, people can hate facebook but its a money making machine, just look at the Q1 2021 earnings : "The company reported revenue of $26.17 billion for the quarter, which was up 48% compared with a year prior. Facebook’s net income grew 94% to $9.5 billion, from $4.9 billion a year prior."
Facebook revenue rises 48%, driven by higher-priced ads.
 

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Any free resources for projects to polish my css skills?
 

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Mindless losers on display for all.

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I'm about to do... let's see... half of these in the next couple of weeks?

Flying to my buddy's wedding in Amarillo, selling at a market / trade show, been going to restaurants like normal with nobody wearing masks... Haven't heard of or seen any huge repercussions from any of this in a longggggg time.
 

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If you live in the states - go buy gas and groceries today.

Several states got hit with gas shortages, primarily North Carolina, but given how interconnected the national supply channel is, this will likely affect other states soon.

This will interrupt various supply chains, so make sure that you have grabbed extra food too.
 

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If you live in the states - go buy gas and groceries today.

Several states got hit with gas shortages, primarily North Carolina, but given how interconnected the national supply channel is, this will likely affect other states soon.

This will interrupt various supply chains, so make sure that you have grabbed extra food too.
Meh, I could use a diet. :rofl:
 

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After you've met enough people, you start to feel as though you've met the same person again and again, and you realize that you can comfortably put people into buckets for their psychological profiles.

Some people just get off on following rules and they try to make other people follow all of the same rules, regardless of the merit of said rules.
 

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