how do you make $1000 in 24 hours starting with nothing?

Profile picture of the author Daniel Adams by Daniel Adams Posted: 01/25/2010
Ok Warriors, question for you:

What is the best way to make $1000 cash in your paypal within 24 hours starting with nothing but your bare hands (no startup capital, no website, no list, no connections)?

Obviously it's not a WSO because you need $57 to list it. The cheapest shared host & domain combination might set you back $20-30. Even aweber costs $1 for the initial trial.

I looked at people selling PLR article packages on DP Forums---and the sellers are bumping their own threads and lowering their prices bc nobody is biting or even looking.

I KNOW this has been done before. Your thoughts? Is there an old thread here or on another site with answers?

Remember a lot of lurking newbies will probably bookmark this. Discuss...
#hours #make #starting

  • Profile picture of the author butters
    butters
    The only way I can think of this is social media or forums straight to the aff domain in multiple niches.
  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Mohammad Afaq
    If you start with absolutely nothing and you have 24 hours to make a 1000 bucks, it's not possible.

    SEO takes time, article marketing takes time, everything takes time.

    It's a business and it takes time to setup.

    EDIT: Is there a way? Maybe but I am not sure of it. Yeah you can go off and spam people on forums and Google Groups and it might work but people are getting used to all that and they don't fall for that kinda stuff anymore.
  • Profile picture of the author Louise Green
    Louise Green
    Offer a high priced service.

    There's a lot of luck involved with landing the right contract but with that luck (or networking?) you could land a copywriting deal or a a web development deal.

    1K isn't a lot of money to pay someone for a good website or good copy.
  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    TelegramSam
    Why such a stupid question?

    What's the point of it?

    Starting from nothing means you will 99.99% need more time.

    Why not think sensibly and build a business over the coming months and years?

    Sam
  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Jill Carpenter
    Go post a thousand dollars worth of stuff up on ebay. They don't charge you until after it is all over.

    Write a hundred articles at 10 dollars a pop. Someone recently wrote nearly 100 in a day.

    Honestly though, 1k in 24 hours for a newbie is very unlikely to happen without them knowing someone and/or investing a little something.

    If my life were on the line I could do it - only because I have equipment I could post quickly for sale, and know the way to get it quickly noticed and sold.

    You are better off getting a little pocket money first by offering a service - and you would need at minimum IMO a week to prepare a solid plan of action with which at the end you could collect the 1k in 24 hours.
  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Intrepreneur
    There are many ways but one I could think of for a complete noob is to buy every damn blackhat software there is and spam the net with all your might, not that I condone BlueFart because it's unfair on all the geniune peeps.

    eta: man these bluefarts are still a little bit funny.
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    John Romaine
    This is possible.

    You need to have something that you know there is demand for, that is high priced, and you know exactly where to find your customers.

    It can be done simply via forums, PM's, email etc.

    Not really a long term business strategy, but can put $$$ in your pocket, literally overnight.
  • Profile picture of the author duncanb
    duncanb
    You may make 1000 in 24hrs but as a newbie you would need alot of work on top of all your hard work. Sorry to burst your bubble.
  • Profile picture of the author SantiSantana
    SantiSantana
    Looks like a very difficult feat if you are starting form scratch. I remember Robert G. Allen doing a 24k in 24 hours challenge a few years back. He did nearly 100k if i recall correctly, but he was preselling and working up the whole thing for over amonth ( probably more) so it probably doesn´t count.

    If you definitely absolutely need to make that money in 24 hours, assume there will be no sleep, very few breaks ( toilet ), you will have to eat a few sarnies in front of the pc. You would be looking at selling high ticket items either as an affiliate or selling an expensive service as it has been said before here.

    Overall I think unless you have a number of skills to go with it and a work ethic second to none, it would be down to luck.

    Perhaps we could one day prepare a competition in here,kind of like the 30 day challenge but on a 24 hour schedule. it would probably be both fun and very enlightening.
  • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
    KatyaSenina
    It's hardly possible to sell a high ticket item without building a list. Not everyone will buy right off the bat, so you probably have to capture your prospects data to follow up with them and presell them.

    Or you could sell something that is so cheap everyone wants to have it (small report???) and drive traffic to it like a mad man haha

    EDIT it's quite funny even the skilled marketers here can't figure a way for a newbie to pull this off... Assuming you're not a newbie yourself and just trying to help newbie marketers here?
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
    Kevin Marshall
    What you are describing IMO is almost not possible. I could maybe see someone who already has the skills doing this to do it, but if you are starting with no list and no nothing, you might as well forget about it.

    If it was that easy to make $1,000 in 24 hours, more people would be doing it. You have to have some experience and knowledge to make that kind of money in 24 hours.
  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    theemperor
    Sell a kidney
  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    Greg guitar
    Well I think it is possible, but it takes knowledge and a lot more confidence than most people (including me) have. I am absolutely convinced that if Jay Abraham was suddenly broke and nobody knew him, he could easily make many thousands in 24 hours. As he said: "it's all about your own liberated sense of possibility, nothing more". Of course he was talking about JVs in general, and I assume you mean in using IM.

    Using IM to make it from nothing, I agree with Louise (hi Louise), you'd probably better do it with a service offering. If you can write really sizzling sales copy, find someone with reasonably deep pockets that's got a so-so sales page-then rewrite the first half of it, or just offer several great tips for improving it, and contact them, with the offer to finish the job for a grand.

    Or if you're great at social media marketing and can write good content quickly, find a hot product to sell as an affiliate in your favorite hot niche, and whip up 2 great free reports related to the product. Promote one of your reports like crazy using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and whatever else you use, to get people to download the report. Then present them with your OTO, in which they can buy the product with your other free report as the bonus-if the report is attractive enough, and the salescopy sizzles, you should get a bunch of sales, hopefully 1K worth.

    Obviously these methods take serious skills and knowledge and confidence, but if you have those, you can make 1K in 24 hours imo without money, a list or a reputation.

    Side note to Telegram Sam: I don't understand why you bother posting in a thread that you think is stupid, just to say it's stupid. It kind of reminds me of people that cruise youtube videos of musical performances, just to post comments insulting the performers. I always tell them life is too short-instead of finding things you don't like and trashing them, why not seek out what you do like and enjoy it.

    Seems not too cool to me to tell people their thread is stupid, and I think you're taking the OP a little too seriously. Daniel wasn't suggesting that this is a good business model, but it is a challenging question, and entertaining. Not every thread has to be about the best way to market. Just my 2 cents.
  • Profile picture of the author howinfo
    howinfo
    Although I can not think of any ways to achieve that I would like to think that is possible but then again if you can do it once an just keep repeating it every day, if you think that way then it sounds impossible.

    To be honest I would even struggle if I hade $ 500 to start with.

    Anyway I am looking forward to see if somebody would say something that I can put in action right away and make that $ 1000 in 24h.
  • Profile picture of the author duncanb
    duncanb
    Originally Posted by SantiSantana View Post
    Looks like a very difficult feat if you are starting form scratch. I remember Robert G. Allen doing a 24k in 24 hours challenge a few years back. He did nearly 100k if i recall correctly, but he was preselling and working up the whole thing for over amonth ( probably more) so it probably doesn´t count.
    I remember this. But i thought he made more like 84k....(maybe the 84k was what he made from the whole project and not just the 24hrs) Allens 24k was definately not made in 24hrs. He spent a few months if not a year establishing a big "pond" of fish (people)....and sent emails to these poeple in the lead up to the 24hrs outlining that a special offer would soon be coming their way. The lead up to to the 24hrs challenge was most definatly began months befor it materialised.
  • Profile picture of the author ElGatito
    ElGatito
    Originally Posted by theemperor View Post
    Sell a kidney
    Best way ever.

    Another one :
    Step 1 : Spend a year learning copywriting, collect sample, etc...
    Step 2 : If you have money, Go bankrupt
    Step 3 : Do a copywriting job for 1000$

    Okay I'm also exagerating, but keep in mind most people who can do 1000 in one either have worked for weeks on a launch, or have worked for years on building a business.

    Or if you're Jason Fladlien, you are working 20 hours a day and you are doing it in two years.
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Brad Gosse
    It's already been said here but I think that $1000 in 24 hours with zero dollars invested and not a lot of knowledge or a list or reputation, you're going to have to take the scammy road.

    My best advice would be to find someone off-line needs a website built and pay a cheap designer to do it thus marking up enough to make your thousand bucks.
  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    MisterMunch
    This would only be theories but I do not see why this is completly impossible.

    First you need a desperate market and a good product.

    Say you have a good weight loss ebook that paid 25 dollars a piece (affiliate). You would need 40 sales. If this converted at 4 percent you would need 1.000 hops.

    You then find a weight loss forum or three that is very popular. I also know thas WF is ranking good in the search engines when you make a new post (this post is nr 2 for $1000 in 24 hours). I would guess that this also happens in the weightloss forums. So bonus traffic.

    Make a blogger page that is promoting the product good. Make the most catching forum signature linking to it and spend the next 23 hours starting new threads and discussing already existing threads. You need to have food available and forget about sleeping.

    If you are starting threads you can also start with the same post on more forums.

    If blogger you can also add AdSense since it pays well in the weightloss niche.

    To make this happen we are talking crazy mode, but it might as well be possible.

    If it is the first week of January it might be easier, but it cant be that impossible to find 40 people interrested in a good course if it is well promoted on a place visited by several thousand desperate overweight people?

    Again. Just theories, but would be fun to take is as a challange.
  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    TelegramSam
    Originally Posted by Greg guitar View Post

    Side note to Telegram Sam: I don't understand why you bother posting in a thread that you think is stupid, just to say it's stupid. It kind of reminds me of people that cruise youtube videos of musical performances, just to post comments insulting the performers. I always tell them life is too short-instead of finding things you don't like and trashing them, why not seek out what you do like and enjoy it.

    Seems not too cool to me to tell people their thread is stupid, and I think you're taking the OP a little too seriously. Daniel wasn't suggesting that this is a good business model, but it is a challenging question, and entertaining. Not every thread has to be about the best way to market. Just my 2 cents.
    Side note to you:

    The reason is simple. There are far too many threads like this on the forum, where people are looking to make a quick buck.

    Then they fail.

    Then they give up.

    Instead, treat IM like a normal, real business. Learn the ropes and implement.

    If you think this can be done in 24 hours from scratch, with no capital, and make $1,000 then good luck.

    No one said the OP was stupid, just the question.

    If you had some capital, then I would suggest PPC. But even then, that assumes you have already done the market research and have tested your ads already.

    Sam
  • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
    All Night Cafe
    Robert Allen also had JV's helping him out. Allen
    didn't do all the hard work. Some one else wrote
    the sales letter.

    I know of 4 JV off the top of my head that helped.

    He did that like some marketers do when they want
    to get their book on Amazon best seller list.

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