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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:35 pm

tim_noone wrote:Frank........


Way over your station, Tim. He knows where I'm coming from.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Longside4evr » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:42 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Have they done scans and told you the tumours have remained the same size?

And it goes without saying, if there's anything I can do, give me a shout.

the scans are every three months and the results each time are positive in the Cancer is being controlled that's what keeps my spirits up flying backwards and forwards to see the clarets, just done the Cardiff game and doing Everton and Arsenal thats happy days for me cos until i cant i will carry on doing so and just for the record did Athens just to put it out their anyone with cancer you can still have a life UTC
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:49 pm

Longside4evr wrote:the scans are every three months and the results each time are positive in the Cancer is being controlled that's what keeps my spirits up flying backwards and forwards to see the clarets, just done the Cardiff game and doing Everton and Arsenal thats happy days for me cos until i cant i will carry on doing so and just for the record did Athens just to put it out their anyone with cancer you can still have a life UTC


You've got the right attitude and who knows - the medication you're taking on trial could control the cancer full time.
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby KLClaret » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:16 pm

That's a great positive outlook mate,stay strong and UTC

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claret Toni » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:43 pm

Shammy leather holder for a one armed window cleaner.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby HatfieldClaret » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Decided to go back to my Burnley roots....

Unemployed

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby bfcjg » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:41 pm

Trampoline tester. It has its ups and downs.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Darnhill Claret » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:51 pm

Discount salesman of quality windows and doors.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:59 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Marketing - that should be enough to send people to sleep. If you're still awake, involved in Internet marketing - built a social media following of 2 million people. Short story... semi-retired.


I'm up to about the same, my largest single following is 500k on Pinterest but I also have 50k+ on Instagram and I own the largest "kindle book promotion" groups on Facebook.

What platform are you using to sell posts? I use Fiverr.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby CJW » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:47 pm

Session musician

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby houseboy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:56 pm

bfcjg wrote:Circumcision technician at a synagogue in Manchester. Basic pays crap but at least I get to keep all the tips.

Did you know that if you make a purse out of them they turn into a handbag at a stroke?

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby brigante » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 pm

I push ladies’ guts up for cash

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Lord Beamish » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Chief Intentioner at Good Intentions Paving Services.
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Darthlaw » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:16 pm

Former Jedi now operating as a freelance Sith Lord. Got a vacancy for an apprentice actually.
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Swizzlestick » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:11 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Marketing - that should be enough to send people to sleep. If you're still awake, involved in Internet marketing - built a social media following of 2 million people. Short story... semi-retired.


On Twitter? How does this make money?

Genuine question as I’ve no idea.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby IanMcL » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Marketing - that should be enough to send people to sleep. If you're still awake, involved in Internet marketing - built a social media following of 2 million people. Short story... semi-retired.

Does that include us, reading your posts, FF? :?:

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby IanMcL » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 pm

I'm a philosopher- at least I think I am.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Stockbrokerbelt » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 pm

House husband on the costa Del sol since Sept 2018, loving it & would not go back, worked for one of the biggest pharma companies till we moved here for 20 years & i’m Glad i’ve Finished.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Dark Cloud » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 pm

Been retired 18 months now, but still haven'y fully adjusted and find a lot of days hard. BUT not the days when we play Newcastle away on a Wednesday night or when the Everton away match suddenly gets moved to a Friday instead of Saturday and it makes absolutely no difference to me!

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Paul Waine » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 pm

Heart attack at 62. Retired for following 2 years. Now back at work full time - and only paying £5 for away game at Chelsea.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Martinc265 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:37 pm

I have worked for an American company for the last 7 years. I am the CMMS Manager for EMEA and APAC, looking after their maintenance programs. Best job I have ever had

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claretmatt4 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:43 pm

Digital marketing for the last 3 years. And I love it.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby HatfieldClaret » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Been retired 18 months now, but still haven'y fully adjusted and find a lot of days hard. BUT not the days when we play Newcastle away on a Wednesday night or when the Everton away match suddenly gets moved to a Friday instead of Saturday and it makes absolutely no difference to me!


I say unemployed but retired for a 2nd time. First time I hated it as I had no structure to my day and got very bored very quickly. Went back to work for 6 yrs and then retired with plenty to do.
Get involved in the community, whether it be local politics or charity/voluntary work. Very rewarding whilst working your own hours and getting a sense of achievement. Just don't stagnate and best of luck.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby CombatClaret » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:24 pm

By the user name you might assume forces but I actually play fight for a living.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Bfcboyo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:44 pm

Re: What do you do for work?

To live.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:00 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:I'm up to about the same, my largest single following is 500k on Pinterest but I also have 50k+ on Instagram and I own the largest "kindle book promotion" groups on Facebook.

What platform are you using to sell posts? I use Fiverr.


I don't sell posts. I run websites and sell advertising on those sites, so the social media is used to generate most of the traffic. Fiverr is something I've lightly touched on in the past, but getting your gigs to be actually seen (on Fiverr) appears to be the difficult bit, especially without feedback - so a bit of a catch 22 situation. Do you use both the UK and USA versions of Fiverr?

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Herts Clarets » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:11 pm

Transport Manager for Hertfordshire County Council. I run the distribution network for deliveries into schools, colleges, care homes and other LA businesses for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Suffolk and North London. Soon to expand into Kent and South London and have just taken over the education supplies operation for Nottinghamshire. I have had worse jobs.....

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Jakubs Tash » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm

Help businesses with their courier requirements.

If anybody has a business I could potentially help or knows of anybody with a business......I would be very happy to help or would appreciate any referral.

Apologies for the shameless plug!

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Longside4evr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Stockbrokerbelt wrote:House husband on the costa Del sol since Sept 2018, loving it & would not go back, worked for one of the biggest pharma companies till we moved here for 20 years & i’m Glad i’ve Finished.

What village town do you reside at Stockbroker
I live in Alhaurín el Grande

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:55 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I don't sell posts. I run websites and sell advertising on those sites, so the social media is used to generate most of the traffic. Fiverr is something I've lightly touched on in the past, but getting your gigs to be actually seen (on Fiverr) appears to be the difficult bit, especially without feedback - so a bit of a catch 22 situation. Do you use both the UK and USA versions of Fiverr?


I'm on the .com version but people book from everywhere, if you have a large social media network you can use that to get an order and feedback. Once you have your first order and review then Fiverr sends people to your gig. That's pretty much all you need to register on the algorithm so you can basically sock puppet the first order and review. After it's just a steady climb and the more orders you fulfill the more they send you.

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Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Swizzlestick wrote:On Twitter? How does this make money?

Genuine question as I’ve no idea.


If you have a large following on any platform, websites or social media such as twitter, pinterest, facebook, instagram, tumblr, reddit etc then you register with an app or agency that sends people looking for exposure to you and they pay you to promote their product in a post or "shoutout".

Alternatively you can make a "gig" on a freelancer site such as Fiverr or Upwork.

That's the easy part, generating a following is the hardest bit really. The main trick is to follow then unfollow hundreds of people per day.

You need to understand the principles of seo, keywords, hashtags and such and also find a tool to automate much of the process.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:47 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:I'm on the .com version but people book from everywhere, if you have a large social media network you can use that to get an order and feedback. Once you have your first order and review then Fiverr sends people to your gig. That's pretty much all you need to register on the algorithm so you can basically sock puppet the first order and review. After it's just a steady climb and the more orders you fulfill the more they send you.


If you mean get people to buy an order from you and leave a positive review, the marketing forums I post on have people who do that. You give them like $6 and they'll order on Fiverr for $5 and then leave a nice review.

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:If you have a large following on any platform, websites or social media such as twitter, pinterest, facebook, instagram, tumblr, reddit etc then you register with an app or agency that sends people looking for exposure to you and they pay you to promote their product in a post or "shoutout".

Alternatively you can make a "gig" on a freelancer site such as Fiverr or Upwork.

That's the easy part, generating a following is the hardest bit really. The main trick is to follow then unfollow hundreds of people per day.

You need to understand the principles of seo, keywords, hashtags and such and also find a tool to automate much of the process.


I haven't done the following/unfollowing for a few years as I used profiles I'd built using that technique, to grow other profiles. So my main profile isn't following anybody, but grows by around 1500-2000 every day just by providing updates.

Is that how you build your Intagram profile? As they seem to limit the number of people you can follow at any one time, meaning you'd need to unfollow people who did actually follow you back.

Reddit can provide a lot of traffic, and some of my articles have gone viral and ended up on there. That too can be cheated by buying 'upvotes', but that's something I need to delve more into.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Dawlishclaret » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 pm

Retired primary school headteacher. Now keeping myself busy volunteering - postvention advisor with the Samaritans Step by Step Service, helping at a school and inputting plant data for the National Trust.
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:42 pm

FactualFrank wrote:If you mean get people to buy an order from you and leave a positive review, the marketing forums I post on have people who do that. You give them like $6 and they'll order on Fiverr for $5 and then leave a nice review.



I haven't done the following/unfollowing for a few years as I used profiles I'd built using that technique, to grow other profiles. So my main profile isn't following anybody, but grows by around 1500-2000 every day just by providing updates.

Is that how you build your Intagram profile? As they seem to limit the number of people you can follow at any one time, meaning you'd need to unfollow people who did actually follow you back.

Reddit can provide a lot of traffic, and some of my articles have gone viral and ended up on there. That too can be cheated by buying 'upvotes', but that's something I need to delve more into.


I grew my instagram to 50k+ using follow/unfollow but then they rumbled my vpn and I had to verify my account every five minutes so I've left it as it is, I'm happy with 55k but yeah it isn't so easy now.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:28 pm

I used a VPS for that as you can then turn your computer off and let the software run on the server.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:45 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I used a VPS for that as you can then turn your computer off and let the software run on the server.


Are you automating it with MP?

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby icu81b4 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:31 pm

CJW wrote:Session musician

Me too
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby harpers_perm » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:49 pm

Assistant Director for HMRC, working on this and that. Mid 40’s been here since aged 19!

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby edenclaret » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:14 pm

I work in a shoe repair shop. Frankly, it's sole destroying.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby FactualFrank » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:59 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:Are you automating it with MP?


I'm not doing any automating at the moment, but never used MP. I've used FL instead.

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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby duncandisorderly » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm

I'm actually looking for work having recently been fired as a bouncer from some pretentious club in Burnley. The suits the clientele would wear once were worth more than my yearly wage. Totally not my fault, I was just following rules.
The owners son, some business magnate, was showing a load of his foreign clients the club and I had to let them in one by one, shaking hands (or not, as the custom permits) with each one. I remember it clear as day; there was a japanese, a kenyan, a norwegian, a swiss, a swede, a dane, a german, a spaniard, an italian, a frenchman, a dutch lady, a belgian, a russian, an egyptian, a korean, a chinaman, a pakistani, an indian, an australian, a canadian, an american, an indonesian, a nigerian, a south african, an estonian, latvian and finnish bloke who weirdly all traveled together, a georgian, a belarussian, an israeli, the polish dude with his austrian wife, the bulgarian wrestler with his czech bodyguard, a slovak, a greek and finally an algerian millionaire.
After all this, when the son tried to get in, I wouldn't let him. 'Look', I said, 'rules is rules, you can't get in without a Thai.'
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Re: What do you do for work?

Postby Lowbankclaret » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:47 pm

Rolls Royce Manufacturing Engineer, for our purchasing dept.
Get to travel the UK and sometimes the world helping suppliers.
Hoping to retire in 3-5 years.


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