Realistic way to earn $2k a month

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Hey guys,

I've been reading the forum a little bit the last few days and found a lot of value.

I'm looking for someone's advice out there on the best way to earn a modest living online exclusively.

Currently I'm doing the following:

- PPC for a ClickBank offer that is not giving me ROI yet.
- Kindle publishing with 4 books so far giving me $27 in total income so far
- JapanSnacks.com, a japanese snacks e-commerce site I've created to try and sell these snacks online. Very little traffic because I'm not finished with my SEO and PPC efforts.

Right now I've invested a few hundred total in everything and have only really seen $27 ROI.

I'm smart enough to hire people to do things for me, and smart enough to learn what to ask them to do for me. I get certain SEO concepts, I understand Photoshop, I know how to write, etc. I just don't like doing anything that wastes my time when I can outsource it for much less and faster.

I feel like I'm spreading my extra money around in several baskets until one starts to generate the sort of money I would like to see.

My question is what advice would you more experienced guys have for me to earning $500 a day with the ability to delegate most of the operation tasks.

Thank you in advance.

Rafael Marrero
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Not sure this needs to be posted here, maybe ask the mods to move it to the main forum if your looking for some feedback as you question is not really targeted at GH?
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  • Profile picture of the author KeyboardHustler
    Originally Posted by RafaelThaGreat View Post

    Hey guys,

    I've been reading the forum a little bit the last few days and found a lot of value.

    I'm looking for someone's advice out there on the best way to earn a modest living online exclusively.

    Currently I'm doing the following:

    - PPC for a ClickBank offer that is not giving me ROI yet.
    - Kindle publishing with 4 books so far giving me $27 in total income so far
    - JapanSnacks.com, a japanese snacks e-commerce site I've created to try and sell these snacks online. Very little traffic because I'm not finished with my SEO and PPC efforts.

    Right now I've invested a few hundred total in everything and have only really seen $27 ROI.

    I'm smart enough to hire people to do things for me, and smart enough to learn what to ask them to do for me. I get certain SEO concepts, I understand Photoshop, I know how to write, etc. I just don't like doing anything that wastes my time when I can outsource it for much less and faster.

    I feel like I'm spreading my extra money around in several baskets until one starts to generate the sort of money I would like to see.

    My question is what advice would you more experienced guys have for me to earning $500 a day with the ability to delegate most of the operation tasks.

    Thank you in advance.

    Rafael Marrero
    Keep focus on ONE thing not several ways. When you are making money with one, outsource it and scale up!
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    • Profile picture of the author arsenalmkg
      If you're focusing on multiple things and waiting for one to take off you're doing it wrong. Focus on ONE thing, figure it out, and then scale from there. You can make that ONE thing work, it'll just take some testing and tweaking on your end.
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  • Profile picture of the author creztor
    KeyboardHustler is right. Focus on one thing. Are you looking at the long term or short term? Clickbank is very short term. Now, I am not saying you shouldn't do it, but pick something that aligns with your goal AND is something you believe you can pull off. Some people are great are writing copy for squeeze pages for affiliate sites. Some people are great at running ecommerce sites and sourcing products and promoting them. What about yourself?
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  • Profile picture of the author MeAlaister
    I think you are not focusing on a single project.
    Want to earn huge $ in short term then You can chose affiliate marketing. But it never gives a continues income .
    second option is blogging revenues from Adsense . it is very hard to get $500 k per month at starting But you can achieve this target with in 6-7 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeyboardHustler
    Go with PPC to make some quickbucks, make sure it's making passive income for the following 6 months.

    > in the 6 following months BUILD a authority website

    = $2k / Month
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
    Master a skill and sell services.

    Then, outsource those services and elevate what you are doing from technician to project manager and salesman.

    We started out building WordPress sites for people while working on our own authority sites to gain experience... That turned into reselling hosting, keyword research sessions and on-site optimization work. That turned into SEO campaigns and content management packages. Mix that with a few new clients per month as we were adding more 'services' to our menu and it got way busy FAST!

    Then we started outsourcing the most annoying parts and continued focusing on getting referrals and bringing in clients.

    Now our authority sites produce way more revenue than that business model did, but that model gave us the freedom to stay out of a cubicle factory & commute so we could work on our stuff when and where we wanted.
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    • Profile picture of the author ZachRobinson
      Originally Posted by MelanieandMiles View Post

      Master a skill and sell services.

      Then, outsource those services and elevate what you are doing from technician to project manager and salesman.

      We started out building WordPress sites for people while working on our own authority sites to gain experience... That turned into reselling hosting, keyword research sessions and on-site optimization work. That turned into SEO campaigns and content management packages. Mix that with a few new clients per month as we were adding more 'services' to our menu and it got way busy FAST!

      Then we started outsourcing the most annoying parts and continued focusing on getting referrals and bringing in clients.

      Now our authority sites produce way more revenue than that business model did, but that model gave us the freedom to stay out of a cubicle factory & commute so we could work on our stuff when and where we wanted.
      Hey man, you are awesome thanks for this advice.
      First part question, with a skill whether its web design, content, social media, etc. So is this at a local level? Also, whats the best way to get clients that will pay you? It seems like local businesses don't want to spend money because they have overhead and high rent, high payroll??

      Second part, when you talk about an authoritative site, please tell me more. Is it like a blog that talks about a specific industry. Then once you get traffic, put adsense? or what? Can you give me examples? Or is this the more of a Pat Flynn thing?

      Thanks again
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      • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
        Originally Posted by ZachRobinson View Post

        Hey man, you are awesome thanks for this advice.
        First part question, with a skill whether its web design, content, social media, etc. So is this at a local level? Also, whats the best way to get clients that will pay you? It seems like local businesses don't want to spend money because they have overhead and high rent, high payroll??
        Local clients was an easy starting point for us and referrals came in from other parts of the state and nation-wide, once we proved ourselves as trustworthy and reliable.

        There is a HUGE need for reliable web work. Honestly can't tell you how many times we have heard a story like... "My nephew (or friend/grandson/cousin) said he'd build a site for me and it never got finished (or it was finished and it is totally UGLY!)."

        If you promote a hosting company as an affiliate, you should be able to get $100/referral... A 5 page, local search optimized site for $400 is a SCREAMING deal. I've done sites for free before, just to get 'in' with a customer (made money on the hosting referral) and we did a bunch of $249 three page sites, too... To gain experience and build up hosting clients when we started resellling.

        To get clients, we talk to business owners... There are a TON of owner operated businesses in every community and asking them questions like "how do you get most of your clients?" and "Does your website generate many leads/customers?" will either A) get a blank stare (not the person to talk to), B) get a positive reaction because it is working or C) get them to tell the story of their nephew/cousin who bailed on the job after receiving money.

        Also, many business owners have old ugly html sites and we have helped them migrate it to WordPress because it 'works better' (google loves WP) and it is easy to update...

        A well timed 'I can help with that' works... And have a $/hour price that is a great deal for them in case they would like to just pay you by the hour. 80 hours at $25 per hour (that'd be an average of 20 hours per week) is $2,000.

        Business owners are often at their shops/cafes, they go to chamber networking events, they go to MeetUp groups, they are everywhere! Just gotta get conversations going (and if you need help with this, Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People is a great book to help there).

        We stick to WordPress because it works really well and it is easy for business owners to update when they want... That was our 'One Skill'

        Originally Posted by ZachRobinson View Post

        Second part, when you talk about an authoritative site, please tell me more. Is it like a blog that talks about a specific industry. Then once you get traffic, put adsense? or what? Can you give me examples? Or is this the more of a Pat Flynn thing?

        Thanks again
        An authority site would be a website in a niche you enjoy writing about, creating videos on, etc. Something you could create content for a few years and still enjoy it...

        This is your asset that you can build up and with consistent effort, you can generate a ton of traffic, build a list and offer affiliate products or create your own products to sell.

        I don't want to put any links in here to authority sites... But they are usually niche wordpress sites on specific topics run by one or a few people....

        If you Google 'Astrology' you'll find some in that niche. Google 'Rock Climbing' and there will be some there, too.

        Every niche has relatively normal people like you and us (is anyone really 'normal'?) who have spent years building out a YouTube channel, a WordPress site on a subject or subjects we love... And then other people who love that find the channel/site and subscribe.

        Then when we say 'Check out this new great thing we bought' to the subscriber base and include an affiliate link, a certain percentage of those people go buy it to...

        Another great book that helps paint a picture about these ideas is 'Choose Yourself' by James Altucher. It is like $.98 on kindle and he even says in the book that he'll send you a copy if you cant afford it, just reach out to him. He has a great blog, too (his name dot com).

        His blog is an authority site in its own right for entrepreneurs, self published authors... Just a geeky guy who writes about his passions and ideas and he has a HUGE following. This is how he is able to launch to the best seller list, because he is leveraging the power of his audience he built through his authority site.

        Hope this helps!
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          Originally Posted by MelanieandMiles View Post

          Local clients was an easy starting point for us and referrals came in from other parts of the state and nation-wide, once we proved ourselves as trustworthy and reliable.

          There is a HUGE need for reliable web work. Honestly can't tell you how many times we have heard a story like... "My nephew (or friend/grandson/cousin) said he'd build a site for me and it never got finished (or it was finished and it is totally UGLY!)."

          If you promote a hosting company as an affiliate, you should be able to get $100/referral... A 5 page, local search optimized site for $400 is a SCREAMING deal. I've done sites for free before, just to get 'in' with a customer (made money on the hosting referral) and we did a bunch of $249 three page sites, too... To gain experience and build up hosting clients when we started resellling.

          To get clients, we talk to business owners... There are a TON of owner operated businesses in every community and asking them questions like "how do you get most of your clients?" and "Does your website generate many leads/customers?" will either A) get a blank stare (not the person to talk to), B) get a positive reaction because it is working or C) get them to tell the story of their nephew/cousin who bailed on the job after receiving money.

          Also, many business owners have old ugly html sites and we have helped them migrate it to WordPress because it 'works better' (google loves WP) and it is easy to update...

          A well timed 'I can help with that' works... And have a $/hour price that is a great deal for them in case they would like to just pay you by the hour. 80 hours at $25 per hour (that'd be an average of 20 hours per week) is $2,000.

          Business owners are often at their shops/cafes, they go to chamber networking events, they go to MeetUp groups, they are everywhere! Just gotta get conversations going (and if you need help with this, Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People is a great book to help there).

          We stick to WordPress because it works really well and it is easy for business owners to update when they want... That was our 'One Skill'



          An authority site would be a website in a niche you enjoy writing about, creating videos on, etc. Something you could create content for a few years and still enjoy it...

          This is your asset that you can build up and with consistent effort, you can generate a ton of traffic, build a list and offer affiliate products or create your own products to sell.

          I don't want to put any links in here to authority sites... But they are usually niche wordpress sites on specific topics run by one or a few people....

          If you Google 'Astrology' you'll find some in that niche. Google 'Rock Climbing' and there will be some there, too.

          Every niche has relatively normal people like you and us (is anyone really 'normal'?) who have spent years building out a YouTube channel, a WordPress site on a subject or subjects we love... And then other people who love that find the channel/site and subscribe.

          Then when we say 'Check out this new great thing we bought' to the subscriber base and include an affiliate link, a certain percentage of those people go buy it to...

          Another great book that helps paint a picture about these ideas is 'Choose Yourself' by James Altucher. It is like $.98 on kindle and he even says in the book that he'll send you a copy if you cant afford it, just reach out to him. He has a great blog, too (his name dot com).

          His blog is an authority site in its own right for entrepreneurs, self published authors... Just a geeky guy who writes about his passions and ideas and he has a HUGE following. This is how he is able to launch to the best seller list, because he is leveraging the power of his audience he built through his authority site.

          Hope this helps!
          Thanks so much for this well written and thorough answer!! I got a lot of insight just from reading this one post. I wanted to "Thank" you but couldn't figure out how to do it! lol
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        • Profile picture of the author cnich23
          Originally Posted by MelanieandMiles View Post

          Local clients was an easy starting point for us and referrals came in from other parts of the state and nation-wide, once we proved ourselves as trustworthy and reliable.

          There is a HUGE need for reliable web work. Honestly can't tell you how many times we have heard a story like... "My nephew (or friend/grandson/cousin) said he'd build a site for me and it never got finished (or it was finished and it is totally UGLY!)."

          If you promote a hosting company as an affiliate, you should be able to get $100/referral... A 5 page, local search optimized site for $400 is a SCREAMING deal. I've done sites for free before, just to get 'in' with a customer (made money on the hosting referral) and we did a bunch of $249 three page sites, too... To gain experience and build up hosting clients when we started resellling.

          To get clients, we talk to business owners... There are a TON of owner operated businesses in every community and asking them questions like "how do you get most of your clients?" and "Does your website generate many leads/customers?" will either A) get a blank stare (not the person to talk to), B) get a positive reaction because it is working or C) get them to tell the story of their nephew/cousin who bailed on the job after receiving money.

          Also, many business owners have old ugly html sites and we have helped them migrate it to WordPress because it 'works better' (google loves WP) and it is easy to update...

          A well timed 'I can help with that' works... And have a $/hour price that is a great deal for them in case they would like to just pay you by the hour. 80 hours at $25 per hour (that'd be an average of 20 hours per week) is $2,000.

          Business owners are often at their shops/cafes, they go to chamber networking events, they go to MeetUp groups, they are everywhere! Just gotta get conversations going (and if you need help with this, Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People is a great book to help there).

          We stick to WordPress because it works really well and it is easy for business owners to update when they want... That was our 'One Skill'



          An authority site would be a website in a niche you enjoy writing about, creating videos on, etc. Something you could create content for a few years and still enjoy it...

          This is your asset that you can build up and with consistent effort, you can generate a ton of traffic, build a list and offer affiliate products or create your own products to sell.

          I don't want to put any links in here to authority sites... But they are usually niche wordpress sites on specific topics run by one or a few people....

          If you Google 'Astrology' you'll find some in that niche. Google 'Rock Climbing' and there will be some there, too.

          Every niche has relatively normal people like you and us (is anyone really 'normal'?) who have spent years building out a YouTube channel, a WordPress site on a subject or subjects we love... And then other people who love that find the channel/site and subscribe.

          Then when we say 'Check out this new great thing we bought' to the subscriber base and include an affiliate link, a certain percentage of those people go buy it to...

          Another great book that helps paint a picture about these ideas is 'Choose Yourself' by James Altucher. It is like $.98 on kindle and he even says in the book that he'll send you a copy if you cant afford it, just reach out to him. He has a great blog, too (his name dot com).

          His blog is an authority site in its own right for entrepreneurs, self published authors... Just a geeky guy who writes about his passions and ideas and he has a HUGE following. This is how he is able to launch to the best seller list, because he is leveraging the power of his audience he built through his authority site.

          Hope this helps!

          This is great advice!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author lottorevenues
    or maybe get a job in the industry as an affiliate manager in a company,
    you will get paid for your job but learn affiliation on a deep level...
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  • I currently have two full time Virtual Assistants, I have them focus solely on the things that have already made me money. I get them to repeat the process over and over.

    The easiest and most profitable thing has been posting videos to Youtube

    They have taken over the entire process, all I do is profit.

    My cost is $300 a month, total
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    • Profile picture of the author Eliza Marzanna
      Originally Posted by Loopholemarketers View Post

      I currently have two full time Virtual Assistants, I have them focus solely on the things that have already made me money. I get them to repeat the process over and over.

      The easiest and most profitable thing has been posting videos to Youtube

      They have taken over the entire process, all I do is profit.

      My cost is $300 a month, total
      You pay them $150 each?
      How did you find them?
      And how many hours do they work?
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Steptoe
    Lol. Most of these answers aren't very good from what I'm seeing.

    Lesson #1: Stop being a consumer and start being a vendor. Sell something. The moment I started selling something is when my life changed nearly overnight.

    Selling affiliate products is selling something indeed... but why sell someone elses' stuff when you can sell your own? Doesn't really make sense lol. Working hard and working smart are two different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author wikishare
    I use affiliate marketing, when you start it just choose the right product, then promote the product and get cash every sale. And don't be disappointed, if you fail, analyze it and start it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisyarn
    I think they all need time
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  • Profile picture of the author ahsodhi
    For me personally, selling Tshirts on Teespring is the best way to go about making money online.

    You can design your own Tshirts around a specific niche and then sell them to people who are passionate about that niche (For ex: fishing, sports etc ..)

    Facebook PPC is a really good way to sell Tshirts and I almost always make a profit when advertising my shirts on facebook.

    Also, you can pretty much outsource everything if you want ... from designing the Tshirt to selling it.

    Just hire a couple of Filipinos at OnlineJobs.ph and let them do the hard-work while you count the profits.

    Hope that helps

    This is how I personally run my business and I'm making good income with it.
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  • like the above comments, FOCUS on just one thing!, focus on clcikbank or kindle publishing or... purshase some courses if you need more advices and take action that's it you will make 500$ per day for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfern76
    Do something you're good at. I'm not sure if you'll be able to make 2k/month but hey, probably something near it.
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  • Profile picture of the author loprox
    Do something you can re-use. So even if you don't make any revenue from it, you can re-use that sweat equity for something else.

    I built a game that didn't launch, I was then able to become a gaming consultant with the knowledge I gained.

    Make yourself go forward, no matter what.
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  • Profile picture of the author camha
    I'd also say focus and start with something you're good at (freelancing/consulting) or a really niched market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viper X
    Japanese snacks. Wow what a niche. I was in Korea and I still crave some of the snacks they sold. Cant get them anywhere in the US.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      I think the answer is figuring out who you are selling to.. and specifically where they are "hangin out" This thinking is the essence of Growth Hacking.

      So who are you needing to sell to? People that lived in Hawaii and people that lived in Japan would be my guess.

      Where on the internet are these people hangin out at?

      And for the love of pete... you are more than likely going to be selling to people that cant get this in the community where they live INCREASE your prices! If you are shipping from the USA - make a point to make that visible.

      PS get "Black Cat" gum... and I personally would probaby be your best customer!
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  • Profile picture of the author mustafaalnahyan
    Since you already have a Web site, look for vendors that offer related but non-competing products and see if they have an affiliate program. Stick to familiar products and brands - they're easier to sell. To promote those products:
    • Place simple text or graphical ads in appropriate places on your site
    • Include links to purchase products you review or recommend in a blog, discussion forum or mailing list you control
    • Create a dedicated sales page or Web site to promote a particular product
    They all work - it just depends on how much time you have to spend on it and your level of expertise with Web design and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JDQuey
    How much time and money do you have to invest into this?

    If you are wanting to learn about PPC, I'd head over to WordStream's PPC University. If you've got the money, hire them.

    I'd also consider looking into investing into a copywriter as your product sales copy your site is in serious trouble. Check out CopyBlogger for some great tips. CopyGrad is a site I recently came across. Will would probably be a more affordable option, not because his quality is worse, but because he isn't a multi-million dollar company with all the overhead that comes with that .

    If you are looking to build a blog, I'm on a journey and running a scientific experiment on how to go from a no-name writer to A-list blogger. My plan is to follow the guides of 10 marketing masters and learn from their blogs, eBooks, and guides.

    BTW, for the record, $500/day isn't $2k/month .
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  • Profile picture of the author BoostSales
    It's all about testing Rafael.

    Find out what works and eliminate the others - you will face many failures and only a few successes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Syssolution
      Originally Posted by BoostSales View Post

      It's all about testing Rafael.

      Find out what works and eliminate the others - you will face many failures and only a few successes.
      I do agree in IM one have to be very patient and persistent both to get desired results.
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  • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
    what is about list building?
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  • Profile picture of the author cianci1129
    Give serious thought to starting an email list. Build a buyers list selling your own low ticket item. Keep growing the buyers list and market higher ticker items such as $27 , $47 and a done for you $497 upsell, and perhaps your own personal coaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanggano_boy
    Working hard alone will not get you far in online business, you have to work smart also, and you have to make a little investments on advertising so that other people can see it or else your business will not grow and you have to be honest to your prospects and client always. Hope my advice will help.
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  • Profile picture of the author fba
    Once you nail something. Keep at it. My 2 cents.
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  • Maybe resell a service to local clients? Web design comes to mind..
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  • Profile picture of the author mmarty
    Those things aren't really growth hacking, so maybe try some real growth hacking?
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  • Profile picture of the author Procel
    On a related note. I have a couple of Kindle books that aren't exactly flooding my wallet. (one book I wrote, the other is an antique public domain work that I wrote a forward to) I'm leaning toward creating a blog on the same topic as the book that I wrote. Using the blog to create some e-book sales and then adding affiliate links to products related to the topic. The reason I'm "thinking about it" instead of telling you how it worked is because I'm more than a little wrapped up in cutting loose a bad real estate investment while at the same time renovating my home. While I'm making plans and pre writing blog entries, I know better than to go live with something while all this chaos is happening. It couldn't help but carry over.

    Anyway, the short point of that long digression is, even though your ebooks have made small money, they have made some money. maybe you should look at promoting them better.

    I love the Japanese snack idea. I have long believed that there is no such thing as "too niche" because a small .0001% of the population still wants what they want. It's better to be at the head of a small group than lost in a big one. Your niche idea could make you good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Virtualghost
    Only thing I am concerned as buyer on snack site your not upfront with customer before signing up with your site as I would presume your shipping from Japan and want to know answers before signing up.Example.

    Do you ship to my country? Please create an account by clicking the "My account/Order status" link at the top right hand side of our site. During signup we'll ask for your shipping address details including country. If your country is not in the dropdown menu of available countries, unfortunately we cannot ship to your country at this time. What are my payment choices? During the checkout process you may choose any of our current payment options and continue to place your order. Please note that we will not ship your order until we receive payment from you.
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    • Profile picture of the author 111ideas
      Here is the secret of earning more money online.

      Keep on trying different ways. Then multiply the technique where you have successfully earned some bucks. Your income will also multiply.
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrettMickley
    I made a couple thousand dollars really quickly with affiliate marketing but it drops off really quickly if you don't keep up with it. Maybe do something like that to get some money that can then be reinvested into advertising something you think will be bigger.

    Assuming your ebook sales weren't from friends and/or family members just trying to support you (I built an Android game that made money, but it was all friends and family so that doesn't really mean it's a fun game that people want to play), that might be your bigger something. Or the japanese snack site. I know a lot of millenials these days are into japanese culture.
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  • Profile picture of the author Work1099
    You're already in the right mindset for building a business where you are in the role of an entrepreneur, and not an employee within your own business. So, I feel you'd be ready for checking out glenn livingston's hyper-responsive marketing secrets. It shows you how to size up many options in a systematic, statistically sound way and select the best options. Including all the steps along the way.

    The under-current of this recommendation is to improve your ability to see the battlefield; your ability to see your available options (possible ventures) and which ventures specifically are most likely to succeed, how quickly, and to what degree. And then rolling those out.

    If the idea of being the business-builder (entrepreneur), rather than working as your own employee resonates with you, glenn's stuff is your next step.
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  • Profile picture of the author fxstay
    i have such thay income but its not stable .. actually i am looking for $1000 per day if someone has real experiance tell me how to do it .
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  • Profile picture of the author yogyogi
    You should hire come content writers, content writing is cheap just $2 to $3 per articles.
    Get 100 articles on various topics from them and publish them. Do this each month and when you see the organic traffic rising, start selling adspace in your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by yogyogi View Post

      You should hire come content writers, content writing is cheap just $2 to $3 per articles.
      Get 100 articles on various topics from them and publish them. Do this each month and when you see the organic traffic rising, start selling adspace in your website.
      Please show me someone that can write awesome articles for $2-$3.
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      • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
        True. More like $5-$10 for an awesome article. Better to have quality or quantity tho. Would probably be a good start with 25-30 I would think.

        Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

        Please show me someone that can write awesome articles for $2-$3.
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    I say stop waiting your money on PPC.you need to learn how to do it right and after you can do it.Start small let's say start with blogger pages it is free and you can write your posts or buy them.But you need to research so you can get best results.Also wanted to tell you that research in google like it was 2 years ago when you go and type in name in " _____" not working anymore.For this i use Market samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    I would say focus on the method that has brought in some initial revenue. Make sure it is a scalable method with long term revenue potential then go in and dominate it. Only focus on that! Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author prcheck
    i will advice you to create a niche adsense site, and within six months it will start giving you good income. you can also create a mobile application which will start giving you good income in 3 to six month. i wish you the best
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  • Profile picture of the author fast2net
    Start with what you're passionate about and take it from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    All business models online have a blueprint and steps to follow.

    It's best to follow the path of the people who have made it in your chosen market and replicate their every moves.

    All what you are doing and listed here is very profitable.
    One problem is, you may be hiring the wrong people or simply don't have a clue of what it takes to really make money from them.

    If the directions and instructions you are giving to people you outsource to isn't working then your failure have got to do with your inexperience. Horn your skills!!
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    There's a lot of great advice here, but no updates from the poster. RafaelThaGreat have you found any success in the last 4 months?
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  • Why not just look for low competition keywords/get articles written on them/open all social media accounts/use pictures and videos/launch project progressively and update your social networks each post and continue to add friends.

    It's all free and it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwerashif
    Originally Posted by RafaelThaGreat View Post

    Hey guys,

    I've been reading the forum a little bit the last few days and found a lot of value.

    I'm looking for someone's advice out there on the best way to earn a modest living online exclusively.

    Currently I'm doing the following:

    - PPC for a ClickBank offer that is not giving me ROI yet.
    - Kindle publishing with 4 books so far giving me $27 in total income so far
    - JapanSnacks.com, a japanese snacks e-commerce site I've created to try and sell these snacks online. Very little traffic because I'm not finished with my SEO and PPC efforts.

    Right now I've invested a few hundred total in everything and have only really seen $27 ROI.

    I'm smart enough to hire people to do things for me, and smart enough to learn what to ask them to do for me. I get certain SEO concepts, I understand Photoshop, I know how to write, etc. I just don't like doing anything that wastes my time when I can outsource it for much less and faster.

    I feel like I'm spreading my extra money around in several baskets until one starts to generate the sort of money I would like to see.

    My question is what advice would you more experienced guys have for me to earning $500 a day with the ability to delegate most of the operation tasks.

    Thank you in advance.

    Rafael Marrero
    It's simple to generate $2k a month. I just picked $6235 from adsense through 2 blog site last month. One is about android app and another one is about celebrity. I get huge traffic last 3 months at celebrity blog. Focus on your target and follow all but apply yours you'll gain I swear.
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    • Go with PPC to make some quickbucks, make sure it's making passive income for the following 6 months.

      > in the 6 following months BUILD a authority website

      = $2k / Month
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    you can earn your modest living from all 3 methods you posted, just gotta keep working on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronBurton
    Yea buckle down on 1 subject my friend. Or you will spread yourself too thin. Also I wouldn't invest in any traffic or niche unless I know it will be profitable. Are others making money in your niche? if so how? if not pick something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author EXTR
    I know nothing about IM except kindle publishing. I have been doing kindle publishing about 4 months, and already outsoutced 2 books for $70 each. Right now they consistetly (for 3 month now) make me $200-$250/month without any work
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    • Profile picture of the author RafaelThaGreat
      Originally Posted by EXTR View Post

      I know nothing about IM except kindle publishing. I have been doing kindle publishing about 4 months, and already outsoutced 2 books for $70 each. Right now they consistetly (for 3 month now) make me $200-$250/month without any work
      That's great, we should chat over skype. I have 10 Kindle books published. I have some questions about the niche you choose, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author therealjames
      Originally Posted by EXTR View Post

      I know nothing about IM except kindle publishing. I have been doing kindle publishing about 4 months, and already outsoutced 2 books for $70 each. Right now they consistetly (for 3 month now) make me $200-$250/month without any work

      When you outsource the books, do you have an outline and all of the information compiled already or do you just tell them the subject and away they go?

      I paid for a couple "systems" on how to make a killing self publishing through and related, however they were quite vague and didn't really go over the process of outsourcing, more so just the technicals of how you actually make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author crickerworldcup
    The Best way to earn ample amount of money in much lesser time is Blogging with Google Adsense..... Make an Event Blog and rank the blog in top rankings of Google which will lead you to earn Lot of miney in a single day
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  • Profile picture of the author Valen007
    I don't know if focusing on one thing is the right thing to do. IMHO it's better to work in several directions untill you see the results and THEN focus on that thing. Otherwise if you just focus on one thing now when you are not sure that it will work out for you, you may go to a deadend.
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    • Profile picture of the author RafaelThaGreat
      Originally Posted by Valen007 View Post

      I don't know if focusing on one thing is the right thing to do. IMHO it's better to work in several directions untill you see the results and THEN focus on that thing. Otherwise if you just focus on one thing now when you are not sure that it will work out for you, you may go to a deadend.
      I agree, I have small success from a few things but I'm transitioning from hobby to full time income and giving things more effort.
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      • Profile picture of the author Medcore
        Originally Posted by RafaelThaGreat View Post

        I agree, I have small success from a few things but I'm transitioning from hobby to full time income and giving things more effort.
        Like what most has said. focus on one thing (ideally what's working). It seems like you have $27 success in kindle publishing. Focus on that and when you're making $500 a week from that then you can create other products you can UPSELL your kindle readers to (consulting, video courses etc...)
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  • Profile picture of the author ZephyrIon
    Originally Posted by RafaelThaGreat View Post

    Hey guys,

    I've been reading the forum a little bit the last few days and found a lot of value.

    I'm looking for someone's advice out there on the best way to earn a modest living online exclusively.

    Currently I'm doing the following:

    - PPC for a ClickBank offer that is not giving me ROI yet.
    - Kindle publishing with 4 books so far giving me $27 in total income so far
    - JapanSnacks.com, a japanese snacks e-commerce site I've created to try and sell these snacks online. Very little traffic because I'm not finished with my SEO and PPC efforts.

    Right now I've invested a few hundred total in everything and have only really seen $27 ROI.

    I'm smart enough to hire people to do things for me, and smart enough to learn what to ask them to do for me. I get certain SEO concepts, I understand Photoshop, I know how to write, etc. I just don't like doing anything that wastes my time when I can outsource it for much less and faster.

    I feel like I'm spreading my extra money around in several baskets until one starts to generate the sort of money I would like to see.

    My question is what advice would you more experienced guys have for me to earning $500 a day with the ability to delegate most of the operation tasks.

    Thank you in advance.

    Rafael Marrero
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  • Profile picture of the author hari grg
    All it depends on u,first focus on one thing
    second make sure you have a different but a very wide approach with that
    third make sure you get a good review as well as ur customer gets a good review
    fourth make friends with customers in a good way that they will generate u more help
    fifth , $2k is nothing after that

    Worked for me , how about u?
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Well, focusing on one thing only is good advice. However, make sure you focus on the thing you like most or, if you don't really have a preference, choose the one thing you think will bring you in the biggest revenue!
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  • Profile picture of the author mina2000
    The best way is to start a service.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymagneto
    It makes sense to get involved with something you are interested in. Otherwise you will fall asleep and start looking at pictures of naked women to ease the boredom LOL. If you are obsessed with Japanese Snacks, then go crazy online telling the world about it. Be an authority on it as they say. Everything else is a snoozer if you don't care about the subject matter.

    Be the Japanese Snack King Guru. SEO, Blog, Podcast, VLOG, Invite guest speakers from Japanese snack companies, do open box tastings. Seriously that's what you have to do. Watch the dough roll in after a year of that effort.You may even get sponsored and then watch your ranking soar like an Eagle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
    Man, there are so many ways to earn money online, it's not funny!
    You're on the right track there with your two current ventures.
    Build a list for your clickbank offer first, then you'll have that list
    as an assent to serve you for a long time.
    The Japan Snacks idea is cool. But you've got to sell a lot of snacks
    to earn a lot of money. The profit margin is very low on snacks if you're
    a retailer.

    My advice is to think big. You could sell 1 item for $2k or 200 at $10.
    Which do you think would be easier/give you the better roi?

    Stuart
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    Sell what you're already generating income from as a service to somebody who needs it that kind of service, and charge them $2k.

    The big bucks is in manual labor... then consolidate what you learned... then turn it into an info marketing product.

    Or... focus on what has made you money... do a 10 day sprint of CRO putting all you're skills into a single point of contact, until your $27 becomes a profit everyday.

    Make sure you have a lead generation and nurture funnel so that repeat buyers can buy down the road.

    $27 X 30 days = $810 - front end... Growth Hack your way up to 2k/mo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonmills
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    I'm still using free methods. I like to start a ppc campaign on stumbleupon to drive traffic.

    Is it effective?
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  • Profile picture of the author LJBlake189
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    Advertising on Facebook is useless. but Stumbleupon is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author imzunleashed
    JapanSnacks.com where do you buy the actual snacks? can you share the supplier or dropshipper?
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  • Profile picture of the author massiveray
    You can do this in 1 day.

    1) Learn how to setup basic sales funnels if you don't already know how, I recommend digitalmarketer.com for training, it's cheap and extremely detailed and actionable.

    2) Learn to setup retargeting pixels on Facebook and another network such as perfect audience.

    3) Pick a business type where they make decent money and probably already get some traffic, car dealers for example.

    4) Make a list of 20 of them.

    5) Call them and tell them you can improve their conversion rate on their website by around 15-30% almost overnight. How much money would that make them?

    6) Charge $2000 per month, they will also need to spend another $2000 on advertising fees.

    You think this sounds a bit too simple? I did it as a case study for a guest post that will be published soon. Almost exactly like the above, completely cold contacts with no data or social proof to back up my claims that I could deliver.

    20 phone calls, 1 new £2000 client for very simple service setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garima Juneja
    You need to understand what you're good at.. If you're good at sales, do sales and hire ppl to do SEO . If you're good at writing, get gigs on freelance sites that can easily make $2k per month for u.
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  • Profile picture of the author itos
    I think it's best to spend your time building something that will last in the long term. Like an authority site with high quality content. You won't see instant results in the first months but you can set some goals like earning $1000 x month when you reach 6 months and $2000 when your site turns 1 year.

    Use affiliate marketing to promote products and earn a commission or even better make your own product. Just don't rely on Adsense since $2000 x month with just Adsense will be really hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author [RyanMilligan]
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    $2000 a month isn't anything to laugh at. Especially when you are starting out building your own business from the ground up.

    Remember that's what you are doing.

    Personally I wouldn't bother wasting my time with one off income streams, they die quickly and then you have to think of a new way(s) to earn. Learn a skill, they always pay.

    Graphic design
    Sales ad copy (copy in general, email swipes, squeeze pages etc)
    Product idea/creation
    Social media marketing
    Webpage design
    Campaign Management

    Something people will always want and they need. That's your bass line, any of those things can make you more than $2K a month easily. Concentrate on that. Once you are earning you can start building lists of people who use your services (then email market just like its any other list - 20% off a website your designing if they quote a coupon code from your email)

    Then you can go down a few different roads, being an affiliate, teaching people your skill or you can expand upon that skill (outsource to reliable workers and pay well and you can take on a lot more work) or do them all.

    Get a mentor if you really struggle. Best thing I ever did.

    Dont forget that there's still thousands of ways to actually start a business online..

    Build email lists that convert and sell solo ads
    Dropshipping
    Ebay Stores
    Publishing
    Starting Your Own Ad Agency
    A networker (someone who introduces people who can benefit in a JV)
    Sell things you make.


    There really is a massive list just way to long to put on the WF unless I had a spare 48 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author I Love Webtools
    Focus on the one that is working the best for you. Get that to the point where you are making a full time living. Then go ahead and build up the rest of them.
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