Building An Empire On A Dime

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If you were going to build up a portfolio of Internet properties, a product, or anything else that can one day be sold, and you had nothing but your own skills to do it with, whatever they may be, how would you go about building it and marketing it?
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  • Profile picture of the author AmanD
    It is possible to do this with relatively little investment, although it will take lots of time and hard work.

    The basic expense to begin with would be a domain and money for hosting.

    After that, the rest can be done yourself with little cost. Create great content yourself, use it to gain backlinks for SEO by outreach, market your site on platforms like facebook, pinterest and youtube.

    Build a list and promote someone else's product as an affiliate or create your own digital product.

    All of this can be done at no monetary cost, just a lot of time and effort.

    You may have to learn a lot of new skills to do all of these things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I wouldn't *build* it. I'd do something a whole lot smarter like go into a niche and sell a simple little ebook day after day.

    To answer your question, I'd probably sell it on Ebay or Craigslist. Or throw some paid advertising to it and let it quickly sell - assuming that it's some valuable stuff that you have acquired after all of this time. Is this what you're thinking about doing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Life Naturally
    In my opinion it is difficult to build profitable online websites without any investment. The main reason for this is because creating dynamic content for websites takes software such as photoshop, final cut, and other systems. If you do affiliate email marketing you will need an email autoresponder which usually costs money monthly. Building an online empire can be done on a fraction of the price that it would take to build a brick-and-mortar business, but it still costs money.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I think you simply need to find I need that you can fulfill for people, and then find a way to do that over and over again. There are lots of things you can do with your own personal labor or with just a few dollars. To get something going, you really have to go all in. You've got to be thinking about it and working on the idea until it is a success.I recommend against investing any money until you can learn to do this with little or no resources first. Then you'll be better position when you do finally have money in the future.

    I remember sing a story about some Indian people who found a way to get the gold washings out of the sewer that was below jewelry stores in India. They found a way to assemble the mud and then sift through and get the good stuff out. They were able to repeat this process over and over again until they built quite a business and expanded into other areas.

    there is always something you can find if you look hard enough.
    It is okay to contact me! I have been developing software since 1999, creating many popular products like phpLD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    It is possible to build an internet empire on a limited budget.

    - Will it be easy ? No

    - Will it be worth it ? Yes

    All you need to do is believe you can achieve great things and work everyday towards your goals!

    You don't have a lot of money to spend ? You don't got all the best everything in place?

    Since when does all that matter more than having heart and a burning desire?

    If you have the heart and a burning desire you will find a way to succeed no matter what!

    Market yourself on forums, marketing on blogs, guest blog, video market, do whatever it takes!

    You have what it takes if you truly want to make it happen.

    Remember : It's not where you start in life, it's where you finish!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Starting from scratch is actually quite exciting and liberating. I did this myself and I've learnt so much and made some great returns as a result.
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    • Profile picture of the author oadvantage
      The best thing to do while building your list is to learn how to sell.

      This way, when you get your list, you will be able to convince them of your and your product's worth.


      The better you are at selling, the less you have to spend on your advertising to get your desired results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marie88
    Yes, it can be done. The odds are against you though. It can be a hard struggle.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Maybe if you had a plan or vision, but here you are asking others to guide you to your Empire..

    Another desperate broke newbie with his head in the clouds...
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    ― George Carlin
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Let me also add : If you are just starting off and you don't know ANYTHING about marketing, there is a huge learning curve you must go through. My recommendation would be find a coach , get an education in IM and look at getting a job in the meantime until you feel confident enough to market online. If you are trying to make money online and you don't have any experience or knowledge it is going to be very difficult for you to succeed. If you are knowledgable about IM and you have no money but you got all systems in place than yes it is much easier than somebody with zero experience or zero knowledge. Don't think you'll get rich over night with zero knowledge.
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