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  Post #16 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 04:17 AM
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Not unless you are in the middle of the quiz.
Maybe even then the customer comes first?
 
 


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  Post #17 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 08:10 AM
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Who needs school anyway? Schools overrated. lol just kiddin
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  Post #18 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 09:44 AM
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lol, i quit!
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  Post #19 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 03:04 PM
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One thing kids, and adults need to remember is web hosting is a tough dog eat dog world.

Web Hosting is an enjoyable experience. I started at the age of 13, very young. I partnered with a college student at the time, who was very experienced in business. He was more of a mentor then a partner as he taught me a whole lot of things. We did everything by the book, legal registrations, copyrights to designs and servers, etc.

It's not about the age, but about proper planning. The company is still in operation to this day with stock and a board of directors. I am no longer affiliated with the business, but I do act as a consultant from time to time on a one time employment deal if you understand me.

Proper planning is the key to a successful business. I too made a crucial error when doing this. My partner recently ran off leaving me cold and dry so I had to put the business up for sale.

However the sale has closed because I decided to go at it alone with proper planning. I opened up last night and I already have two clients. The two keywords in any business, but especially web hosting, is proper planning and good advertising.

Young or old, if you have the heart, the determination and the willingness to succeed, anything is possible. I've been involved in web hosting for 7 years, and im here to help PEOPLE.

That's what you've got to learn, customers are people and you should treat them like people, and not customers. Be interactive, show support and love for your business. If you show you care about your business, they will host with you for a long period of time.

To all who want to break into this business, plan it out first, be in it for the right reasons, and most important of all, care about people. Without those, no matter who you are, or what you do, you won't succeed.

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  Post #20 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 03:23 PM
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Backtracking to the first post.

I'm currently 17, and I've been waiting to launch the hosting division of my website and design business Microvisuals.com (will be microvisuals.net). I'm holding on for another week (a week saturday to be exact) until I am legally old enough to enter into written and signed contracts, without parental consent and co-signatures.

It's taken a massive dip into my plans and also my schedule, but I believe the wait will be worth it, to put my clients minds at rest and also my own.

I have no quarrels with 'kids' hosting, I've never been hosted by any however. If they run a tight ship, and everything goes smoothly then fair play to them, they deserve credit for setting a good example.
 
 


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It's not how old someone is, it's how mature they act.

You could have a 13 yr old webhost who you may think is an adult, or you could have a 30yr old acting like a 13 year old...13yr olds probably have a bad name...I'd of thought there are some good ones out there....somewhere
 
 


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Right you are, there are good and bad types of people everywhere you go, the beauty of the world and individual differentiation
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   06-23-2005, 05:10 PM
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I don't think kids should host for many reasons. Example below;

11:00am - My site's been hacked and someone is sucking my bandwidth.
11:05am - Try's to contact host :::: NO REPLY ::::
01:00pm - No reply, by this time, I have no site, all files have been deleted by the hackers & my bandwidth has been sucked
03:00pm - Host comes back from a nice day at school

See If my host was here at the time he could of stopped this from happing, but no because he is only a kid he's in school learning his maths & english.

Also kids change their minds quickley, this week you could like hosting & next week something like Fireworks...

So then you stop hosting and your customers are stuck
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Also kids change their minds quickley, this week you could like hosting & next week something like Fireworks...
Don't you think that's a little judgemental? Thats like saying all adults are smart. We all know there are some dumb adults out there. I think there are some kids out there that might do that, but all won't. I know I wont.
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Started ExonNet at the age of 18, all the legal requirements met, I have my own personal tax/legal consultant and I operate the business out of my home (not the servers - of course). I will be 20 tomorrow for whatever credit that may or may not give me.

The business is paying for itself but nothing I care to retire on...yet.
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Started ExonNet at the age of 18, all the legal requirements met, I have my own personal tax/legal consultant and I operate the business out of my home (not the servers - of course). I will be 20 tomorrow for whatever credit that may or may not give me.

The business is paying for itself but nothing I care to retire on...yet.
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Don't you think that's a little judgemental? Thats like saying all adults are smart. We all know there are some dumb adults out there. I think there are some kids out there that might do that, but all won't. I know I wont.
No I don't

I'm not saying I think only adults are smart, because we are not, no one is perfect not even the queen and tony blair.

I'm just saying must kids go throw stages of wanting to do different things. Kids just want to experince with stuff.
and anyway 13 is a very young age to start a business and sell to the general public,
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  Post #28 (permalink)   06-24-2005, 05:42 AM
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Im not 13, im 17
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I Know...

That was not pointed at you or anyone else on this forum.
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  Post #30 (permalink)   06-24-2005, 07:31 AM
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Oh ok, sorry, Chris. I took it the wong way. I send my apoligies your way
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