$3000 by Christmas! (Amended)

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We've probably all been there at some point..........To know what it feels like to be broke at Christmas.

It's truly Miserable!


I Know I used to get so stressed out, frustrated and depressed....Especially at Christmas time. Desperate to make something work and make some money!

Just take a look through the threads and you'll see many people in that exact situation.



Let's get together and try to help as many people as possible make a few bucks to ease the load at this time of year...


I'm talking about good, honest to God GENUINE ways to make some REAL extra cash by Christmas.

It can be anything, On or offline, but must be something you have personal experience of and KNOW actually works.....not the usual Long term "Theory".

And it must be easily 'Do-Able' for the complete beginner.



Remember, we're not looking for the "master plan" for creating an on-going online "Business".....
Just ideas that WORK and can help folks generate some extra Cash.

Cheers.

Steve.
#amended #christmas
  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    [QUOTE=steverich;9592886]And it must be easily 'Do-Able' for the complete beginner.
    Remember, we're not looking for the "master plan" for creating an on-going online "Business".....
    Just ideas that WORK and can help folks generate some extra Cash.[QUOTE]

    Steve,

    I hate to bust your chops here... but if the concept of making easy money online with little to no experience was easy... well YOU would have given an example.

    The only method that MAY work is E-Bay. Anything in the realm of IM will require as you call it a "Master Plan" Its obviously not easy or all we would be reading is success stories and sharing ideas how to make good money into better money. But that is simply not the case.

    To be absolutely honest given the timeline in which you post this and considering PayPal may hold your payments for 30 days that really only give someone.. what 30 days from today to generate sales?

    IM is not pink fluff and easy, and the minute people understand that it requires a bit of work and understanding how things work, the better off you will be.

    You want success? then follow this
    1. Find a Niche
    2. Find a Product
    3. build a squeeze page for that product
    4. develop a mailing list from that squeeze page
    5. sell the product
    6. start mailing your new mailing list with other products
    That is the over all in a nutshell "Master Plan" to success. All you have to do is get traffic across #3 and you are set. As simple as it sounds... talking about it and doing it are 2 different things.

    In short stop looking for the simple anyone can do this shortcuts, and start building a business with solid IM strategies.
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    • Profile picture of the author tziahs
      I write articles for 10$ a pop. Say you have 100 days until Christmas, that's 30$ a day, give or take. Write 3 articles/day.
      Also, now working on a website in a health niche, hopefully will make 20$/day from clickbank products (from the all-praised LIST)
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    • Profile picture of the author steverich
      [quote=savidge4;9592931][QUOTE=steverich;9592886]And it must be easily 'Do-Able' for the complete beginner.
      Remember, we're not looking for the "master plan" for creating an on-going online "Business".....
      Just ideas that WORK and can help folks generate some extra Cash.

      Steve,

      I hate to bust your chops here...
      Hey savidge4
      No chops Busted I assure you

      Thanks for your input and I know that's the big picture, but like I said we're looking for simple , short term, proven ideas here.

      And rest assured I will be Including some of mine
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateBeast
        Thanks steverich for the post.
        Well for starters i am currently looking for some work as an article writer to have some decent amount of money before Christmas. I write all sorts of online content and currently stuck with very little orders. If there is any way to get more exposure for my services or ways to boost up my sells than that would be awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanJohnson1
    the easiest way to get this done by Christmas is selling your own information products.

    your funnel could go something like this...

    $7 report
    upsell 1 $97 (video step by step training of what's covered in the report)
    upsell 2 $297 (4 - 8 week home study course on the subject)
    (downsell split the $297 into 3 payments of $97 for those who say no)
    upsell 3 30 day free trial into your monthly continuity program that rebills at $19 - $47 per month...

    then all you have to do is drive traffic to that funnel.

    if you're using free traffic you only need 10 people to go through the funnel and buy everything to make over $3000 and with 2 whole months that's just 5 people a month which is supper simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author steverich
      Originally Posted by RyanJohnson1 View Post

      the easiest way to get this done by Christmas is selling your own information products.

      your funnel could go something like this...

      $7 report
      upsell 1 $97 (video step by step training of what's covered in the report)
      upsell 2 $297 (4 - 8 week home study course on the subject)
      (downsell split the $297 into 3 payments of $97 for those who say no)
      upsell 3 30 day free trial into your monthly continuity program that rebills at $19 - $47 per month...

      then all you have to do is drive traffic to that funnel.

      if you're using free traffic you only need 10 people to go through the funnel and buy everything to make over $3000 and with 2 whole months that's just 5 people a month which is supper simple.
      Thanks Ryan.

      Perfect business strategy. No question of that.
      Just May be a tad out of reach for your basic "newbie"?
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      • Profile picture of the author RyanJohnson1
        Originally Posted by steverich View Post

        Thanks Ryan.

        Perfect business strategy. No question of that.
        Just May be a tad out of reach for your basic "newbie"?

        no one has to give anyone permission to stop being a newbie...

        when I was in Jr high. Day 1 the counselor placed me in advanced band. I learned how to play faster than the kids who were in beginning band because I was in a faster paced environment.

        and I think the same thing happens online we put crutches on people by calling them a newbie.

        I think once people learn that the limitations they have are the ones they place on themselves everyone will wake up.

        just because someone is new doesn't mean with the right training they can't out produce someone who has been online longer than them
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by steverich View Post


    It can be anything, On or offline, but must be something you have personal experience of and KNOW actually works.....not the usual Long term "Theory".
    But Theory is what 90% of the people here deal in......
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I'll give you one of the methods that I no longer use.

    Does it work? Yes. But I'll let you be the judge.

    Note: I'm writing this in a rush (on the phone -- work). Apologies for any typos!

    You're going to sell e-books via e-junkie.

    Write a high-quality e-book on a subject for which you're an expert. It must be QUALITY. The internet is littered with enough trash. What you need to do is figure out something that "desperate buyers" would really want to know, and of course, you need to know the answer to that something. One that I used: how to make money by playing MMORPGs. Put some effort into this book. 50+ pages, pictures, videos if you like. In a nutshell: make a quality product that answers just ONE question.

    Do the same thing for the above but write a report and, of course, make it shorter. Write it about a related subject. I explained to people how they could create items for free in this MMORPG. Again - quality, quality, quality.

    Get a domain. Make it short and relevant.

    Set up your e-book on e-junkie.

    Put together a squeeze page offering the free report that they can get. Set your autoresponder to send them the link to where they can read it on your site (this worked out the best in testing). On those pages, advertise your paid e-book. In my case, everyone wanted to know how to make money from playing MMORPGs. Not everyone joined, but they all wanted that info - which gamer wouldn't?

    Now join up every forum in this niche. In the above example: it was about 20 gaming forums.

    Write a killer sig.

    Post like a bandit. (Or outsource like a bandit as I did.)

    BLAMMO. Cash going into your PayPal. Merry Christmas!!

    GRM
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  • Profile picture of the author gmarklin
    Write articles for Textbroker if you are a good writer you can make $25 per article, be a website tester $10 per website
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I've been doing garage-sale / craigslist arbitrage on the side to make extra money. It's fairly simple -

    Look over craigslist and get an idea of what is selling. Then on the weekend go to the local garage sales and find items that you know will sell, and try and get them for as low a price as possible. Then sell your garage sale purchases on craigslist. I'm finding that I can almost double my money doing this.
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    • Profile picture of the author steverich
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      I've been doing garage-sale / craigslist arbitrage on the side to make extra money. It's fairly simple -

      Look over craigslist and get an idea of what is selling. Then on the weekend go to the local garage sales and find items that you know will sell, and try and get them for as low a price as possible. Then sell your garage sale purchases on craigslist. I'm finding that I can almost double my money doing this.
      Nice.
      Personally never used craigslist.
      But sounds like a nice easy "actionable" idea.

      Much appreciated garyv.
      just the kind of thing we're looking for
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        Personally, I think spending time and effort on short term "trade your time for small sales" projects is pretty short sided thinking.

        In a couple of months you could have a real business in place and be making quite a bit more than $5/article or gig that you might get otherwise.

        Yes, it will take some work, some know-how, and some action. But you have to ask yourself: After Christmas, then what?

        Are you just going to keep trading time for a little side cash for another year?

        With a real business, you will have something that will not only bring income (and more than the "extra" income), but unlike the short term projects, you will be building a profitable asset that can continue to grow and pay you great dividends when you decide to sell.

        The myth is . . . it takes too long to set up and get income in a real business. Again, that's short sided thinking as you can start a business and see income very quickly if you do it right, are smart about what you choose to do, and if you understand the power of leverage.

        I'm not saying that a small extra income can't help . . . but really for the amount of effort you're going through, building a long term business is much, much more efficient, profitable, and smart if you want income over the long term.

        The best to all of you,

        Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbean
    Short term for a little extra money toward Christmas gifts there are lots of survey sites that will pay out a voucher when you have done enough surveys - valued opinions is a good one. There are also a few good secret shopper apps that will pay out for simple tasks like checking stock on a retailers shelves etc. like Roamler and Fieldagent. Certainly not a long term investment but short term and for someone with no internet experience they could be a good way to start getting some money in. $3k before Christmas may be optimistic with this approach though.
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    These are all legit ways to make money. There is a thread on here about what to do if you're desperate, and just a quick search on this forum would find it.

    $3,000 is a big chunk of change. And it may not come in out of nowhere. So be sure to find something that works. Find a method and a plan to follow, and stick to it for as long as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    Im trying to hire a forum moderator for $2k a month right now and can't find anyone then I see threads like this wanting to make $3k by xmas and think to myself.. geez.. why do I struggle to find people to work and people struggle how to make money and there can never be a simple meeting of the minds.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    The WF is the right place to make those $3k by Christmas, here you can: create a WSO or a series of WSOs, or offer your services to other members.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    A few things:

    1. This post feels disingenuous. It honestly feels like something a person would post when they are trying to get other people to do work for them. You wouldn't be planning on using the methods posted by others in this thread to write new articles or make a new WSO out of them would you? Cause it feels like it.

    2. If the WSO in your signature actually worked, you wouldn't need to be asking people for money-making methods.
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    • Profile picture of the author steverich
      Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

      A few things:

      1. This post feels disingenuous. It honestly feels like something a person would post when they are trying to get other people to do work for them. You wouldn't be planning on using the methods posted by others in this thread to write new articles or make a new WSO out of them would you? Cause it feels like it.

      2. If the WSO in your signature actually worked, you wouldn't need to be asking people for money-making methods.

      Many thanks for your input Curtis2011

      Why are some people so sceptical

      Anyone can do a quick search of this very forum for that kind of thing.


      This thread is for those who have asked for help.... I'm just asking the many good folk on here to assist. 'tis all

      The WSO in my sig does work extreemly well but it's not for everyone......
      I'm trying to give as many different approaches as poss so there's something for everyone.

      Cheers.
      Steve
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  • Or convert to Orthodox Christian like me then you get an extra 2 weeks to work on it (we celebrate Christmas on January 7th).
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    It sounds like WF members have provided you with some excellent strategies to reach your $3000 target. So I won't add to what has already been said other than to say on a personal note I really wish you well in achieving the $3000 target. being broke is never nice please let us know how you get on. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author steverich
    This Is One of the simplest "Lo-Tec" methods ever, Guaranteed to make extra cash at Christmas.

    something I shared last year..... How someone close to me makes a very tidy "Christmas Bonus".


    I have seen some really simple "lo-tec" ways to make money in my time but this takes the biscuit !

    It Does involve actually Doing "work" but then again so does Any method On-line OR Off....
    Sorry to disappoint but it's true.

    (BTW. If you're looking for one of those "Do Nothing And make a fortune" methods (which don't exist) try here: Read fairy tales online - World of Tales (Nothing to do with me) )


    Someone very close to me has always made the Christmas wreaths/ drapes and table centres for friends and family for as long as I can remember,
    I've always told them to charge for them but they never did. But a couple of years ago they started doing just that..
    selling them at the Christmas market!

    I was gob smacked at how much you can make!. .....
    The Hottest sellers, were the simplest looking stick 'reindeers' you could imagine! made from a few off cut logs and twigs!!!
    They were selling at £2.50 all the way up to £45!!!

    Table centres, (a log with a few bits of holly and candles) selling at £10 - £30 each

    Christmas candles: (Tea lights and candles on logs) selling at £2.50 - £10 each

    Pine cones wired together: £15 - £20

    the list goes on.......

    I'm not saying this to brag "how clever they are" I'm just trying to get across how a simple non complicated lo-tec idea can generate cash!!

    Lets say you can do about £400 on one market stall.......

    Around by us there are at least three markets a week at different locations up till Christmas! ...... you do the maths.

    Obviously you gotta work your butt off making the stuff (or get someone else to do it)
    But it sure does pay!

    just goes to prove there is ALWAYS a way to make money even if it's in the strangest of ways you would never expect!!

    .........Dont Panic......there's always a way!


    I'll knock something up on this in more detail later.

    Take it easy.
    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Shawcross
    There are lots of ways in this industry to easily make that kind of money by Christmas. Sure, it 'may' be a little short sighted in terms of the longterm goals of having a successful online business, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

    A few to consider that can have quick results

    Create quick WSO and sales funnel and send traffic to it (lots of ways to do this)
    Send leads to PPL offers and get paid (lots of places to find them)
    Same as above with CPA
    Build a small list, treat your subs well, look after them and mail offers too
    Provide a service to offline businesses

    The list could go on, but there are many opportunities out there
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  • Profile picture of the author Brenda Trott
    I'm with Gary, arbitrage is perfect for the beginner. I got started when I was sick and couldn't leave the house. I sold books I had accumulated as a teacher. I sold my stuff on Amazon without an FBA account..it was all very simple and laid out for you on the site.

    Just recently, I wanted some extra cash before I left town. I used a "beg, barter, and trade" group on Facebook to sell off some items I no longer had a need for. This is also a great place to find those items that are being sold undervalue in order to resell them on Craigslist, EBay, or Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian Gomez
    In my opinion leveraging a proven system is by far the most rewarding and easy for beginners. When I first started I didn't even know how to use Wordpress but about 2 months after I leveraged a system that is proven to work, I made a 1k commission all because the system I was using make 90% of the work for me.

    If you are just starting it is a great idea to leverage a system where you don't have to worry about selling, customer service, or creating your own products.

    You don't have to be a guru or any kind of Internet marketing expert. If you just follow the correct system and take action, nothing will stop you from getting a lot of money.

    Hope it helps
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