Cannot afford even 10$

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Hi,

I am beginner in Internet marketing.

I want to start with CPA marketing.

In present situation, I really cannot afford paid ads.; even of 10$.

Keeping above in consideration, is there any hope or possibility that I could get a start/some $$$s with free traffic (social media/SEO).

Thanking you in anticipation and looking forward.

Regards,

Riz
#10$ #afford #free traffic #paid ads #seo #social media
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You need a reality check. You have posted for a year about being 'a beginner' and have asked about various methods of working online. Always the limitation is 'little money' or 'no money'.. Time to change your focus.

    Though some will tell you it's fine to start for 'free' - I'll tell you it's not nearly as easy to do that as it was a few years ago. There's too much competition and sites and services are far more sophisticated than they were 10-15 years ago.

    If you have not accomplished anything online in a year of trying - maybe what you need to do is get a job, accumulate some funds and have some financial backing to start an online business.

    You are not alone. There are members on this forum who have participated here for years and still call themselves 'newbies' because they have yet to make money online. It's not easy to get started - much harder to do without some financial resources.

    I'm sure other members will post with advice of how to start 'for free' (much of it copied from quora most likely) - but the truth is you get out of an online business what you put into it. If you have knowledge and skills, time and determination...you can earn money online. If you have funds to invest, you can hire experts to do some of the tasks for you.

    Without knowledge - or money - without a plan of action - you are treading water. There is no magic button that provides money to those who 'need' it.

    I suggest you read through your previous posts - choose one method - decide what you need financially to get started.....then focus on raising money to fund your online business. Doesn't have to be a lot of money - but $10 won't go far.


    That's the reality.
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    • Profile picture of the author heartyfellow
      If you can promote Clickbank products through your FB fanpage, it's 100% possible to start making money online without spending a dime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    you could definitely start with free traffic yeah, but know that the first results will be slow, so you need to be a lot patient with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    You are sitting there asking questions in regards, if other people think there is any hope that you can get a start.

    The minute you decide to stop letting other people tell you how you will end up and you start making decisions for yourself, you will probably start moving forward.

    If it is that you feel that you need others to tell you how you life should work, then you need to go get a job with a boss who can tell you what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Rizabbasi,

    My suggestion; go get a job offline. Scrub toilets or work at a store or dig ditches, or do whatever ya gotta do legally, to save at least a few hundred dollars.

    Once you have a few hundred dollars, begin internet marketing.

    But if you do not have a few hundred dollars the fear you are clinging to (which I feel through interwebz will bleed into everything you do online, which guarantees your failure for the next 20 years, as long as you have almost no money and that deep fear in you.

    IM is a beautiful way to have fun, to help folks and to build a sustainable business for folks who do NOT hop online in desperation. So.....don't be that guy/gal

    Earn some coin buddy, and when you return, pick a niche based on da 2 P's: Your Passion, that solves a Problem.

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  • Profile picture of the author rizabbasi
    Hi,

    Thank you all for your responses. 10$ was just a figurative figure.

    1) I have read in these forums that paid marketing also doesn't work in a manner a payer anticipated.

    2) To start with how much $$$ budget is needed for paid marketing?

    3) (Correct me if I am wrong). CPA is different game in contrast to affiliate. IMO it doesn't need to have niche sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Copylifemike
    Let me ask a question..

    Why CPA or affiliate marketing?

    What is it in your perspective that draws you in to such a IM business?

    Why do you feel that is the way you should go?
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Avery
    I mostly like what I'm seeing in the comments,

    If you really have no money, you might want to focus on 1:1 selling affiliate programs to get startup money, or just suck it up and get some sort of a job to fund the start to your internet marketing career.

    Free traffic methods seem to be ideal for you, just watch some YouTube videos or something on the topic...
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  • Profile picture of the author troy04rm
    Hi, I'm a beginner too, I've did two affiliate marketing course from two guru's and I have about 2,5k £ to start. I'm in max bounty, I've try to promote one clickbank product, I've burn about on this 70$ in ad without any sales
    and last week I've start push notification ad's with propeller ad and some facebook, I've burn 100$ easy... very easy.... the first 60$ in 12 hours by propeller ad's

    I'm really really scared to lose all of my little budget if don't find a good campaing soon that convert.
    I'm nobody to suggest you, but If I was you, I was looking for a normal job, saving money, and then try to start.....!!! It's my situation right now.....
    I know that 2,5k $ It's very little, especially for native ad !! RevContent have 100$ daily minimum budget...!
    Anyway start to watching youtube, plenty of guru's can advice you !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Copylifemike
    Guru... That word makes me laugh every time I hear or see it lol.

    Sorry.

    Ok, but seriously, what makes these people a "guru" in your eyes?

    Do you realize that majority of the YouTube Gurus you watch are all faking it?

    Never will they EVER reveal their strategy straight on for you to learn the right way.

    Every single word they mention is persuasive for two reasons.

    They rely on cliff hangers and they always want you to opt in to their training for you to spend money and I'd say majority of the training is straight garbage of repeated info.

    This is the problem with IM.

    People who are new are thrown tons of misguided information, get totally confused, end up not taking action are are completely discouraged from the beginning.

    Maybe I'm also a bit biased when it comes to IM and affiliate marketing.

    I think it's a BS business platform and too many people are focused on the short term versus long term build.

    This is not a make money fast business model.

    There are also a few major ingredients you need to be successful and yes you can do it with a lower startup cost.

    There's also a few skills you need to really up your game on to have a decent chance to make anything.

    People think you can just pick up an affiliate link and just start poppin off to make cash.

    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but ummm that doesn't work.

    MARKETING = BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

    It's not just about making money here. It is a strategic process and you need to figure that out.

    Not only do you need marketing skills, but you need to learn sales period.

    You need to believe in what you're selling as well.

    How you going to sell a product you never used yourself? You have no clue what the benefits really are, what improvements are needed and if it will even fill your markets need period.

    Autoresponders and all these other tools... You're burning through your money if you don't have a proper STRATEGY, don't know how to write sales copy, and have no clue how these work or how to properly test them.

    Maybe I'm ranting here, but I do it with the best of intentions.

    Too many beginners are misguided and taken advantage of when only 5% of people tell them the dead honest truth.

    There's some good feedback here, but there's also some wishy washy responses that need to be ignored and avoided.

    Sorry but not sorry.

    Advice and the words you use are almost 95% taken literally.

    Words are powerful and the end result is someone's livelihood and their money being spent in reference to some of the advice going around.

    There's no perfect plan, but you do need a FOUNDATION of knowledge and know how to really get started and measure your own progress to see what works and what doesn't.

    What has worked for one might not work for you.

    What are your own strengths and how do they match up to what you can use them for?

    Stop being sheep.

    Be resourceful, take action, test, test, test, and make changes when needed.

    Learn and implement - then repeat.

    Rant done! Oops!
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    • Profile picture of the author troy04rm
      I understand what do you mean, a lot of guru's looking just to sell you the course, but for a beginner could be good start learn from who did the job before you. I like see the guru that show their dashboard of their income, big luca for example. Anyway we need to work with our mind,



      Originally Posted by Copylifemike View Post

      Guru... That word makes me laugh every time I hear or see it lol.

      Sorry.

      Ok, but seriously, what makes these people a "guru" in your eyes?

      Do you realize that majority of the YouTube Gurus you watch are all faking it?

      Never will they EVER reveal their strategy straight on for you to learn the right way.

      Every single word they mention is persuasive for two reasons.

      They rely on cliff hangers and they always want you to opt in to their training for you to spend money and I'd say majority of the training is straight garbage of repeated info.

      This is the problem with IM.

      People who are new are thrown tons of misguided information, get totally confused, end up not taking action are are completely discouraged from the beginning.

      Maybe I'm also a bit biased when it comes to IM and affiliate marketing.

      I think it's a BS business platform and too many people are focused on the short term versus long term build.

      This is not a make money fast business model.

      There are also a few major ingredients you need to be successful and yes you can do it with a lower startup cost.

      There's also a few skills you need to really up your game on to have a decent chance to make anything.

      People think you can just pick up an affiliate link and just start poppin off to make cash.

      Correct me if I'm wrong here, but ummm that doesn't work.

      MARKETING = BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

      It's not just about making money here. It is a strategic process and you need to figure that out.

      Not only do you need marketing skills, but you need to learn sales period.

      You need to believe in what you're selling as well.

      How you going to sell a product you never used yourself? You have no clue what the benefits really are, what improvements are needed and if it will even fill your markets need period.

      Autoresponders and all these other tools... You're burning through your money if you don't have a proper STRATEGY, don't know how to write sales copy, and have no clue how these work or how to properly test them.

      Maybe I'm ranting here, but I do it with the best of intentions.

      Too many beginners are misguided and taken advantage of when only 5% of people tell them the dead honest truth.

      There's some good feedback here, but there's also some wishy washy responses that need to be ignored and avoided.

      Sorry but not sorry.

      Advice and the words you use are almost 95% taken literally.

      Words are powerful and the end result is someone's livelihood and their money being spent in reference to some of the advice going around.

      There's no perfect plan, but you do need a FOUNDATION of knowledge and know how to really get started and measure your own progress to see what works and what doesn't.

      What has worked for one might not work for you.

      What are your own strengths and how do they match up to what you can use them for?

      Stop being sheep.

      Be resourceful, take action, test, test, test, and make changes when needed.

      Learn and implement - then repeat.

      Rant done! Oops!
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      • Profile picture of the author Copylifemike
        Yes, but I'm sure you know... Most beginners fall victim to these individuals and take a step too far ahead when getting started to learn.

        These individuals promise 6 figure incomes and all this craziness. The same goes heavily for those in Network Marketing or MLM.

        There are a handful of people to really follow, that genuinely give out valuable content, teach free gems of gold, and can really give you a decent foundation of tools.

        Beginners need to learn how to filter the garbage and find those particular people paying it forward through their own success.

        So I do agree that there's some legit value out there, but majority is garbage.
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    • Profile picture of the author rizabbasi
      Originally Posted by Copylifemike View Post

      Guru... That word makes me laugh every time I hear or see it lol.

      Sorry.

      Ok, but seriously, what makes these people a "guru" in your eyes?

      Do you realize that majority of the YouTube Gurus you watch are all faking it?

      Never will they EVER reveal their strategy straight on for you to learn the right way.

      Every single word they mention is persuasive for two reasons.

      They rely on cliff hangers and they always want you to opt in to their training for you to spend money and I'd say majority of the training is straight garbage of repeated info.

      This is the problem with IM.

      People who are new are thrown tons of misguided information, get totally confused, end up not taking action are are completely discouraged from the beginning.

      Maybe I'm also a bit biased when it comes to IM and affiliate marketing.

      I think it's a BS business platform and too many people are focused on the short term versus long term build.

      This is not a make money fast business model.

      There are also a few major ingredients you need to be successful and yes you can do it with a lower startup cost.

      There's also a few skills you need to really up your game on to have a decent chance to make anything.

      People think you can just pick up an affiliate link and just start poppin off to make cash.

      Correct me if I'm wrong here, but ummm that doesn't work.

      MARKETING = BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

      It's not just about making money here. It is a strategic process and you need to figure that out.

      Not only do you need marketing skills, but you need to learn sales period.

      You need to believe in what you're selling as well.

      How you going to sell a product you never used yourself? You have no clue what the benefits really are, what improvements are needed and if it will even fill your markets need period.

      Autoresponders and all these other tools... You're burning through your money if you don't have a proper STRATEGY, don't know how to write sales copy, and have no clue how these work or how to properly test them.

      Maybe I'm ranting here, but I do it with the best of intentions.

      Too many beginners are misguided and taken advantage of when only 5% of people tell them the dead honest truth.

      There's some good feedback here, but there's also some wishy washy responses that need to be ignored and avoided.

      Sorry but not sorry.

      Advice and the words you use are almost 95% taken literally.

      Words are powerful and the end result is someone's livelihood and their money being spent in reference to some of the advice going around.

      There's no perfect plan, but you do need a FOUNDATION of knowledge and know how to really get started and measure your own progress to see what works and what doesn't.

      What has worked for one might not work for you.

      What are your own strengths and how do they match up to what you can use them for?

      Stop being sheep.

      Be resourceful, take action, test, test, test, and make changes when needed.

      Learn and implement - then repeat.

      Rant done! Oops!
      Hi Troy,

      I totally agree with you. YouTube is full of BS "guru" who are faking making 40,000$ a day. They think others are fool. They do not have a strategy at all because they are just making up the high-income and hi-fi lifestyle.

      I really do not want to throw my money in money-grabbing ad schemes. Nor with responders and stuff like that. I want to keep it simple as much I can.

      Thanks again.

      Regards,

      Riz
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      • Profile picture of the author expmrb
        First of all you need money to make money specially if you don't have a well known-ed site or so.



        Originally Posted by rizabbasi View Post

        Hi Troy,

        I totally agree with you. YouTube is full of BS "guru" who are faking making 40,000$ a day. They think others are fool. They do not have a strategy at all because they are just making up the high-income and hi-fi lifestyle.

        I really do not want to throw my money in money-grabbing ad schemes. Nor with responders and stuff like that. I want to keep it simple as much I can.

        Thanks again.

        Regards,

        Riz

        And even if you start a Youtube Channel about Travel then also you need money to travel places.


        So, get some money in the first place.
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  • Yes, you can because there are many free traffic methods. Just that you need to invest more time if you don't do paid traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pablo Visconti
    -free traffic methods are amazing if you know how to do them correctly (there are even free resources out there)

    -paid traffic (specifically fb ads) are super cutthroat if you don't know what you're doing.

    -You can't be scared to lose money, you NEED to spend it to learn, end of story.

    -Personally i don't think there is much misleading information from the gurus out there. It's just that there is much information and the shiny object syndrome is strong.

    -I've only been doing IM for 4 months, and what i've learnt is INSANE. I got addicted to the process, i don't care about "making money" because i know i'll get there (already seen results too) I think that is the mentality.
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    • Profile picture of the author rizabbasi
      Originally Posted by Pablo Visconti View Post

      -free traffic methods are amazing if you know how to do them correctly (there are even free resources out there)

      -paid traffic (specifically fb ads) are super cutthroat if you don't know what you're doing.

      -You can't be scared to lose money, you NEED to spend it to learn, end of story.

      -Personally i don't think there is much misleading information from the gurus out there. It's just that there is much information and the shiny object syndrome is strong.

      -I've only been doing IM for 4 months, and what i've learnt is INSANE. I got addicted to the process, i don't care about "making money" because i know i'll get there (already seen results too) I think that is the mentality.
      Hi Pablo,

      Agree with you especially your last point. I want to do it long term and make a system. Not impressed at all with 1000$-a-day sort of stuff.

      Regards,

      Riz
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    try looking at Tom Addams' Month One WSO - affiliate blog plan. I cant say that I have actually looked at the program, but I know people that have looked at it.. are using it. and its about developing low / no cost traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Try to promote some incentive offers - you can ask your friends to do something for you to get some money first.
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  • Profile picture of the author mukherjisujoy
    I would recommend you to use social media as a sound platform to promote your CPA programs. Best is have a blog and promote some of your CPA offers as banner ads. You can make a free blog with Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mario Perry
    If you have to promote links then you have to spend some money else it will be very tough you can do Blogging and try to get traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen Raja
    you can work go see how people are marketing online by first becomong a worker. Go to microworker, use their methods to learn how to market stuff online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    Get a job, invest that money into building an email list and promoting offers, continue until in profit. Reinvest profits to keep building list and promoting offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author rizabbasi
    By the way "cannot invest" is more likely "do not want to invest". Using former people advising to get a job which I am already into
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