School has recently started and I got to meetup with an online friend at Blog World Expo. It has been a while since we actualyl hanged out but it was great seeing him. I even got to meet his dad. Collin LaHay is currently a student and an online entrepreneur. He currently runs a blog at Collin LaHay [dot] com and speaks alot about link building. But back about meeting his dad, his dad is very energetic and great person talking too. There was a problem though, school. I jokingly said something relating to school and how Collin should not even bother with it. I just got a laugh and look, but it was cool.
In today's podcast I got back in contact with Collin to discuss this controversy among young entrepreneurs and students who want to venture in an online business. Now there is a big difference here, Collin is only 18 years old and has successfully started a business online. Direct from his about me page:
I am a young entrepreneur (age 18), and unlike most people my age, I earn a living from the web. I am living proof that anyone who has the will and determination to succeed can make money online, and I hope to inspire you to do the same.
Collin was also in the Top Affiliate Challenge show. He does a different form of online marketing than affiliate marketing. If you read his blog, a lot of his strategies are for link building.
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I asked myself if he is making money online and earning a living, why go to school? I personally have been to school for 2.5 years and I quit because of my attitude and getting in too many fights. But it was the best thing that has happened to me, I would never think back to go back to school just to say that I graduated from.
Collin and I discuss this controversy and came up and I agreed that society creates this so called education. I believe education is important, it is just how you view education. Typical students look at education as learning and going to school to get a job. Where I think education to benefit me now and later or to earn an income is far better than learning who the author was on who wrote a famous poem 200 years ago, honestly.
Society does create this type of barrier to others and it was a great oppurtunity to talk to Collin again esepcially about education and the reason why he is back in school, maybe for experience or just to satisfy his parents. I know my parents would like me to get a piece of paper stating I graduated somewhere. Enough and here is the conversation me and Collin had.