I have no money, no contacts, no skills, no time. How can I...

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Isn't it time there was a sticky in this forum, shaking people out of this downward dream spiral that is ruining people's lives, killing the industry and wasting everyone's time?

I am, of course, talking about the false expectation that you can land on a forum like this, and expect a genuine, applicable answer to the following question:

"I have no money, no contacts, no skills, no time. How can I make fast money today?"

Well let's see...

You can't.

Unless you're talking about selling stuff on eBay.

I'm sorry to break the bubble folks, but unless you have at least one of the above, then you either need to GET one or more of them, or you need to get a job.

I'm not saying you can't start a profitable online business pretty quickly, but it won't happen overnight if you don't have any money, time, skills, contacts.

You have to acquire these assets. It's like trying to take a road trip without fuel, or wheels.

I know it's a hard pill to swallow for the desperate, but it's the truth.

And let me save you wasting another year, and risk coming back here asking the same question in twelve months...

Start creating a plan, and start working on it.

Don't have skills? Learn them.

Don't have money? Save up.

Don't have time? Sell your Xbox (and use the money to fund your first basic website.)

Once you have these assets, make it part of your plan to build more assets, such as:

- traffic
- partnerships
- products
- email lists

If all this sounds too dull, and too much like hard work, then there's another popular forum where you can go and get rich overnight, by breaking laws, ruining lives, and detaching yourself of any moral compass for as long as it takes.

This is a marketing forum, not a work from home mummies forum. This is the place to learn marketing and business tactics, not fly by night envelope stuffing bull****, or quick cash methods that don't work as well as you're promised, and don't give you any kind of future security.

Time to get a grip. Just make sure you're grabbing the rope that is attached to a firm building... not the one that's made of pasta and tied around a three legged table.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #contacts #money #skills #time
  • Profile picture of the author BarberShop
    But how can I make money now?
  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    So.....you're trying to tell me I can't make $1,000 by tomorrow without any work???? Dang you Nick.
  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I know someone who just started Internet Marketing before Christmas and he's been sucked into all sorts. Everytime I see him he's discovered the latest secret and has bought THE best software or course.

    So far I think he's parted with over £20K and nothing to show for it ... not even a website!

    Personally I think he's just doing his apprenticeship (a more expensive one with personal coaching), like I did and like many other newbies will do ... they'll buy into the crap, false hopes and promises.

    Before realising it is ultimately business fundamentals ... providing a service, selling something people need, learning to follow-up and sell to them again.

    Getting traffic, working on conversion and creating customers.

    The downside is that many people don't make it through the apprenticeship and quit believing it all to be a hoax.

    Alan

    Of course there are the uber-intelligent here who see that sooner ... shame I wasn't one of them
  • Profile picture of the author HigherPrThanGod
    Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

    Isn't it time there was a sticky in this forum, shaking people out of this downward dream spiral that is ruining people's lives, killing the industry and wasting everyone's time?

    I am, of course, talking about the false expectation that you can land on a forum like this, and expect a genuine, applicable answer to the following question:

    "I have no money, no contacts, no skills, no time. How can I make fast money today?"

    Well let's see...

    You can't.

    Unless you're talking about selling stuff on eBay.

    I'm sorry to break the bubble folks, but unless you have at least one of the above, then you either need to GET one or more of them, or you need to get a job.

    I'm not saying you can't start a profitable online business pretty quickly, but it won't happen overnight if you don't have any money, time, skills, contacts.

    You have to acquire these assets. It's like trying to take a road trip without fuel, or wheels.

    I know it's a hard pill to swallow for the desperate, but it's the truth.

    And let me save you wasting another year, and risk coming back here asking the same question in twelve months...

    Start creating a plan, and start working on it.

    Don't have skills? Learn them.

    Don't have money? Save up.

    Don't have time? Sell your Xbox (and use the money to fund your first basic website.)

    Once you have these assets, make it part of your plan to build more assets, such as:

    - traffic
    - partnerships
    - products
    - email lists

    If all this sounds too dull, and too much like hard work, then there's another popular forum where you can go and get rich overnight, by breaking laws, ruining lives, and detaching yourself of any moral compass for as long as it takes.

    This is a marketing forum, not a work from home mummies forum. This is the place to learn marketing and business tactics, not fly by night envelope stuffing bull****, or quick cash methods that don't work as well as you're promised, and don't give you any kind of future security.

    Time to get a grip. Just make sure you're grabbing the rope that is attached to a firm building... not the one that's made of pasta and tied around a three legged table.
    If they have no skills then they're probably in good shape and attractive, so they should be able to model. lol
  • Profile picture of the author JonWebContent
    I agree with you Nick, but as long as people create eBooks/products with headlines like "make $100k in your spare time online with no investment or effort", there will always be a sucker out there.
  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    NO TIME....then you will never be able to make anything if you have no time for work.

    Maybe this is why you have NO MONEY and NO SKILL,

    Money is NOT a problem!
    Skill is NOT a problem!

    If you have a brain to learn then you can solve the problem to the 2 above, but if you have NO TIME. You haven't got a chance!
  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    Yes, I agree of what you have said in this thread. Thank you for encouraging me to rally work for my business.
  • Profile picture of the author bobsilber
    Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post



    Don't have time? Sell your Xbox (and use the money to fund your first basic website.)

    Don't make me sell my Xbox bro.
  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Bosen
    You can always sell your belongings on craigslist too, and ebay...

    But I don't like the attitude that you need to basically stop dreaming and thinking that you can't make money online

    The second you stop believing that one day you will make a lot of money online is the second you fail.

    If you don't believe you can do it, whats the point? You might as well work for a company that will give you your weekly paycheck.
  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    I think this is what's wrong with alot of the younger generation today. Many of them have been given everything their whole life and all of a sudden they are grown up and expect that everything is still going to be given to them and they won't or don't have to work for it.

    There are many parents out there that have bought their kids up with the attitude they are going to give their kids a better life then what they had. The problem here that I see in my day to day life is that parents didn't teach their children any work ethics or they didn't teach them to cook or clean or look after another. The parents seem to have forgotten what they learnt when they were young.

    Guiding children and preparing them to be hard working, adults seems to have been thrown out the door.
  • Profile picture of the author zigato
    And all those IM gurus say that anyone can make money instantly... darn it!

    But seriously, everything takes its time... nobody learned to ride a bicycle without someone's assistance and/or training wheels instantly. Good practice makes perfect.
  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    Don't fall for the hype from the so-called guru's. They suck people in to buy their hype. People soon find out, that to make money it takes work and effort, consistency and patience.

    It's a hard lesson to learn that clever marketing and some specially chosen words can convince even an educated mind to part with their dollars to buy something that promises quick riches for little or no work. Users are then sad to find out it just doesn't happen like it's promised. Der, they saw you coming!

    Some times you just have to GET A JOB!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gren Bingham
    Well .... you could start a boy-band or girl-band as appropriate, then write up your experience in 15 pages and sell it as a WSO?????

    Best regards, Gren.

    Yes, I agree with your gripes, but often people have to get burned to understand what hot means :-)
  • Profile picture of the author saibee
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I only have skills and I'm making money.
  • Profile picture of the author WillDL
    ...Did he really say pixie dust...?
  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

    Isn't it time there was a sticky in this forum, shaking people out of this downward dream spiral that is ruining people's lives, killing the industry and wasting everyone's time?

    I am, of course, talking about the false expectation that you can land on a forum like this, and expect a genuine, applicable answer to the following question:

    "I have no money, no contacts, no skills, no time. How can I make fast money today?"

    Well let's see...

    You can't.

    Unless you're talking about selling stuff on eBay.

    I'm sorry to break the bubble folks, but unless you have at least one of the above, then you either need to GET one or more of them, or you need to get a job.

    I'm not saying you can't start a profitable online business pretty quickly, but it won't happen overnight if you don't have any money, time, skills, contacts.

    You have to acquire these assets. It's like trying to take a road trip without fuel, or wheels.

    I know it's a hard pill to swallow for the desperate, but it's the truth.

    And let me save you wasting another year, and risk coming back here asking the same question in twelve months...

    Start creating a plan, and start working on it.

    Don't have skills? Learn them.

    Don't have money? Save up.

    Don't have time? Sell your Xbox (and use the money to fund your first basic website.)

    Once you have these assets, make it part of your plan to build more assets, such as:

    - traffic
    - partnerships
    - products
    - email lists

    If all this sounds too dull, and too much like hard work, then there's another popular forum where you can go and get rich overnight, by breaking laws, ruining lives, and detaching yourself of any moral compass for as long as it takes.

    This is a marketing forum, not a work from home mummies forum. This is the place to learn marketing and business tactics, not fly by night envelope stuffing bull****, or quick cash methods that don't work as well as you're promised, and don't give you any kind of future security.

    Time to get a grip. Just make sure you're grabbing the rope that is attached to a firm building... not the one that's made of pasta and tied around a three legged table.
    lts possible if you had the right tools but to do it right now would be kind of pushing it like make money right now
  • Profile picture of the author jacob321
    The internet is like a source of....well, basically EVERYTHING. I have a friend who only owns a high school diploma and came across a site one day that sells lingerie around the United States. Considering the equivalence of cost and quality of the products, she began doing research on how to manufacture stuff from china, where everything is much cheaper but not necessarily poorly-made. lets just put it this way: now she owns 2 houses in both china and America. .
    But amen to most of the things you stated: You gotta find your interests and acquire what the 'flow' is nowadays. of course it will take your time and effort but it certainly doesnt require a high degree from school.
  • Profile picture of the author Albertrobort
    it will be good if i make money and my exitance through this.

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