In response to Kusanagi (#18)
Kusanagi wrote:
Was it a joke that you say, "skip the Diet Pepsi and take advantage of that free coffee that comes out of your sallary." . If not then you should notice that its not free coffee if it comes from your sallary. :)

Whether you drink it or not, the company is going to pay for it, and it's not coming out of their pockets...
In response to Dragon of Ice (#17)
Dragon of Ice wrote:
My server does seem slow lately, but usually it's not. Today it's been better.

I figured out that I don't even need a dollar (unless you wanna donate) I only need a penny. You know those things at the mall where you put a coin in and it stands on end and spirals down, the mall takes that money. At least I tell you that I ripping you off (JK). I also hope a have a cafepress store open soon, and I'll try and figure out discounts for people who donate. Any other ideas on rewards for benefactors that don't cost me money I already have?

Yes but, who said i gave money to anyone at all? Except for things i wanted to buy? Like a new sound card (which i got, mwuahah.).

You'd have to have computer hardware related things in your store if you wanted me to even think of donating/buying anything. ^^;.
Ok, I know have a functioning Paypal link (It works for me at least!).

Please tell me if the www.million-by-18.tk is working. If not, go to http://www.angeltowns.com/members/millionby18/index.html

Also, does anyone have any more reasons I could add to my reasons page?
In response to Airjoe (#20)
Airjoe wrote:
Kusanagi wrote:
Was it a joke that you say, "skip the Diet Pepsi and take advantage of that free coffee that comes out of your sallary." . If not then you should notice that its not free coffee if it comes from your sallary. :)

Whether you drink it or not, the company is going to pay for it, and it's not coming out of their pockets...

There may be such thing as a free lunch for a specific person in the short term, but not in the long. Somebody, somewhere, will have to pay for it eventually. Probably either the employees(reduced wages/benefits), or the customers(raised prices).
Gave you your first dollar :)
In response to Shun Di (#24)
Thank you very much. It's in my Paypal account. Can't get email at school, but I'll check it as soon as I get home.
In response to Dragon of Ice (#25)
I'll be the cynic and bet that you will either 1) give up eventually (in advance of becoming 18), or 2) spend the first thousand you collect (again prior to 18) on either new computer games or computer stuff, or a card-game, or movies, or college tuition, or girlfriend, or Christmas presents, or something else that will drain that account pretty quickly -- meaning you'll be too tempted to spend the money you see there long before it reaches $20,000, let alone $1,000,000.

Your figure of "105,000,000 active web surfers" may be accurate, but thinking that each of these people would give you time of day, much less money, is a bit silly in my opinion.

At least 99% of those people don't know who you are, and unless you do a *lot* of work promoting yourself through internet advertising, being interviewed by websites that many people read, putting out signs, telling every new person you see (or giving them a flyer (which by-the-way will cost you money you don't currently have I'll bet) they will never know who you are and won't care - so you can elimnate that section of people right away.

SO...that brings you down to a more realistic value of 1,050,000 prospective suckers, er, I meant donators. At $1/person you still can break a million. But don't hold your breath.

To put salt on the wound, atleast 90% of *that* group will either 1) laugh at your attempt, then go back to reading their web comics/astrology reports/porn and forget about you, or 2) think "cool! I could do that!" and build a website of their own (which is quite likely - internet 'pan-handling/begging' has been popular for at least two years now) - thereby giving you competition for the 1,050,000 remaining prospects.

Now you are down to about 105,000 potentials. Sorry, $1/person does not add up to a million at this point.

But wait! There's more! Because there will be others who are begging too, you can eliminate those people from the list automatically because it is doubtful that one internet beggar will give his/her/it's "hard-earned cash" to another beggar. At just 1% (105 beggars), each of them are also vying for about 100,000 people (and maybe even the same people as your 100,000 people!) - further reducing your chances of getting money from the total 105 million surfers you hoped to get donations from.

So it's better in the time you have left to either: invent/design/construct something that actually makes it into production by the time you are sixteen (giving you two years to build up to a million dollars in royalties and profits - assuming you don't pay taxes, fees, or pay the people who produce the product for you), invest smartly in various stocks and hope they do well, or rob a bank.

If the donation model for earning money by begging would really work- we'd all be doing it, and subsequently ruining the idea at the same time by pumping people dry.

(oh, and if you sent everyone a post card, that would cut into your million wouldn't it?) :p
In response to digitalmouse (#26)
Thank you for that little "reality check". I do thank you for pointing out that the post card won't work. I'll change that to a cyber-postcard. I think you would have realized that I have heard most of that story before, and that I'm still doing the website. I guess I forgot to put the part about not commenting on the idea. I did that on the other forum I asked comments from. I will not, however give up on the website. I don't really think that I can make a million dollars, but it's worth a shot. Whatever's in that Paypal account won't leave it until I'm 18. I can garuntee that. I am very stubborn and determined once I make a committment, and I doubt I'll have a girlfriend long enough that I have to take money out of my Paypal to buy her a good enough present. I don't really have much more to say other than I don't appreciate your comments. Yes, it probably won't work, but I would have thought that you would realize that I understand that, and that I'm still going to keep up the website.

DoI

P.S. It's not begging, it's cyber-requesting.
In response to Dragon of Ice (#27)
it's cyber-requesting.

a.k.a. global panhandling
In response to Theodis (#28)
I still like cyber-requesting better.
In response to digitalmouse (#26)
digitalmouse wrote:
If the donation model for earning money by begging would really work- we'd all be doing it

Actually, they did a study of bums and pan handling in the US, and some of the diehard bums can easily make over $100,000.00 a year. O.O

And to think, my 3rd grade teacher thought I was crazy when I did a report on what I wanted to be when I got older. >.>
In response to Dragon of Ice (#29)
Dragon of Ice wrote:
I still like cyber-requesting better.

If a leopard changes it's spots, it's still a leopard. Pan-handling is still pan-handling. I find it amusing that you would rather leech off other people (99% of whom you don't know) than actually put this energy towards something more likely to generate the money you want.

Talk about dead-weight on society!
In response to digitalmouse (#31)
"If a leopard changes it's spots, it's still a leopard."

I like that analogy.

I do put forth effort towards thing that are likely to generate money. I cut lawns, I do odd jobs, I'm working on building up a profile to be a web designer eventually. I have had a couple of good ideas, but after I tried them they were either impossible, or already inventions.

I don't know what to say to you other than you don't like my website and that's ok, but I ask that you stop yelling at me and just leave it alone that I'm keeping the website. You don't have to donate. That's fine. Nobody has to donate, it's cyber-requesting.

Now that you're done ranting about my site, I think that there is a list of sites you should email and yell at their owners:

http://www.gimmeabuck.com
http://gimmeabuck.homestead.com/
http://www.dansdata.com/email.htm
http://nylon.net/money.htm
http://everyonewhosanyone.com/money.html
In response to Dragon of Ice (#22)
...you're kiddin' me, right?
In response to Karasu Kami (#13)
I have 28.8 dialup, and his "site" loaded almost instantly for me.
In response to Enigmaster2002 (#34)
They still make 28.8?
In response to Dragon of Ice (#35)
I have a 56k capable modem, but the lousy phone lines out in the boonies don't support any more than about 26.4 kilobaud.
Anyone have ideas on where to get the word out? Or some more reasons to add to my "But...Why?" page?
In response to Goku72 (#30)
Pan handlers get money because people feel sympathetic for their bad financial situation, even if they actually are making $30,000 US (or more) a year. By the way they present themself, they can make themself look poor. If someone has enough money for a computer, internet connection, and website, they can't really pass themself off as being poor, just too lazy to get money any other way. So, people would be more likely to give money to a pan handler instead of some kid on the internet.
In response to OneFishDown (#38)
That makes sense. (I made the website with all free programs, BTW)
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