I have $200, how can I make the most of what I have?

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Ok, I have done a decent amount of reading and feel like I am ready to try my hand. I only have 200 dollars and was thinking of my best options but thought I might be able to get some better ideas or at least confirmation that I am on the right track. I was thinking about building up my current websites traffic using SEO to eventually sell affiliate products to my list. Or I could use a service like lead pages to generate multiple offers, I can be the middle man and collect emails and then send them to the offer. I don't really like the idea of lead pages Id rather have a website domain, what do you guys think of using click bank? Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Use the search function here at the forum and you will find that there are hundreds of posts just like yours with many answers

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    • Profile picture of the author AverageBro
      What do you think about running solo ads?
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      • Profile picture of the author FarmerBlueEyes
        Why would you not first test your offer/landing page with your free traffic ie SEO and list before spending money . Test what works then scale seems more logical or at least that what I do. Test then scale. Just a thought ...

        Originally Posted by AverageBro View Post

        What do you think about running solo ads?
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        • Profile picture of the author AverageBro
          Farmer Blue Eyes you make a great point but Im just unsure of how to execute testing. Say I want to sell a product, how do I go about making my offer? Have them sign up to a list and then pitch it to them or should I just send people directly to the offer? I definitely don't want to waste my time on something that I can't scale up, Thanks for the help!
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            I know many others will disagree but I wouldn't waste my time with building a biz strictly with SEO !

            Its just too unpredictable and , imo, is not the worth the time



            - Robert Andrew
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            • Profile picture of the author AverageBro
              Robert, I have found SEO to be highly effective but unreliable at times. It is great for me, I have actually found paying for advertising and targeted traffic to be unreliable. I have not been able to make a decent ROI yet but I know I need to learn. What do you think is worth the time in building a website?
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  • Profile picture of the author counzila
    best thing you need to get mind is if you have 200 budget the amout come out is most that amount but luckily you can make double,,as ROI,,there are many ways that fit to you you mentions are not bad but i dont recommend click bank,,you try better seo and spend some money on there and put highy quality content..
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    Building a website, optimize SEO.
    Active in the niche community.
    Have a squeeze page pop up on your site if you want to build list.

    Domain Name : +/- $ 10.00 /yr
    Hosting : 66.12 (Hostgator Hatchling Plan 12 months plan) or 71.40 (Bluehost Starter).

    Autoresponder : mailchimp is free up to 2000 subscriber.

    The rest of your money can be used for banner ads to drive more traffic or article writing services.

    Monetization : AdSense, PPC network, CPA Network, Affiliate Products.

    SEO takes time and effort.
    You have to be very discipline and persistence in building your links across the network.
    Create a TO DO list what you have to do every day, try to create a weekly plan.

    Do Your Best AverageBro.

    Best Regards,

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    • Profile picture of the author t0113k
      Originally Posted by heruma View Post

      Hosting : 66.12 (Hostgator Hatchling Plan 12 months plan) or 71.40 (Bluehost Starter).
      or go to bplaced.net - free hosting without ads, 99% uptime, and fast enough
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    • Profile picture of the author kk075
      Originally Posted by heruma View Post

      Have a squeeze page pop up on your site if you want to build list.
      Don't do that...especially at first. If you deliver genuine content and give your readers a reason to return, then they opt in anyway. An annoying popup doesn't build an ounce of trust or respect for a newbie starting out, so this is the very last thing you should consider doing.
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      • Profile picture of the author AverageBro
        What if I have a free offer to capture emails with?
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        • Originally Posted by AverageBro View Post

          What if I have a free offer to capture emails with?
          No, you gonna throw you money away doing that. Invest in an asset first. Start a website, do some seo. Very simple......find a click bank product or something from a different mall....


          I'm actually getting ready to launch some blogger hosted websites to see how long it takes for it to get de-indexed.


          No solo ads. Their is allot more to it than just having an offer and getting 200$ worth of leads that will most likely not convert, allot more for a newbie to handle. I personally wouldnt start out in the marketing field. Start in the affiliate seo field.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by AverageBro View Post

    Ok, I have done a decent amount of reading and feel like I am ready to try my hand. I only have 200 dollars and was thinking of my best options but thought I might be able to get some better ideas or at least confirmation that I am on the right track. I was thinking about building up my current websites traffic using SEO to eventually sell affiliate products to my list. Or I could use a service like lead pages to generate multiple offers, I can be the middle man and collect emails and then send them to the offer. I don't really like the idea of lead pages Id rather have a website domain, what do you guys think of using click bank? Thanks!
    Since you already have sites, I'd go with that. Having a blog and building an e-mail is a very sound strategy. I also would be spending money on paid advertising -- at least not until I had seen how well the products you choose to promote convert with free traffic. If you want to get something else going for yourself while you're getting your blog together, you could try your hand at ghostwriting -- requires the least amount of learning curve, and it allows you to get paid via Paypal. You can check out the site ghostwritingcash.com for more on this.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author hilear
    I think your plan is a good one. The key to that plan is going to be consistency and focus. The more work you are willing to put in the less money you will spend. But that work serves 2 purposes 1) your website gets better and you get more traffic 2) during that time you also get better at your craft and things start to move faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    As stated Above:

    1.) Domain (NameCheap or GoDaddy)
    2.) Hosting (*HostGator - despite you may wanna change up later)
    3.) Autoresponder (AWeber, GetResponse, or Constant Contact)


    Then;

    Create (2-3) Free Affiliate User Profiles:

    4.) - JVZoo.com
    5.) - ClickBank.com
    6.) - CJ.com (or maybe LinkShare.com)


    Next:

    7.) Research Markets, Products, Trends, Customer Demand, etc...
    8.) Create a single "Squeeze Page" - to Build Your List(s)
    9.) Immediately after opt-in redirect to the "affiliate offer" you chose to promote (using #'s 4-6)
    10.) Follow-up with emails... test, tweak, rinse, and repeat.


    Once you've got #1's-10 in place, you can concentrate on...

    Finally,

    11.) Directing Traffic
    12.) Tracking & Statistics


    *Naturally, you can explore article marketing, video marketing, product creation, selling services, B2B opportunities, etc... But, first get steps 1-12 up and running, then it's just a matter of learning to drive and convert traffic utilizing a multitude of marketing strategies.

    PS - All the above can be done for less than $60, so you still have $140+ remaining, lol
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  • Focusing on SEO is still worth it, and having a site rank on Google is still profitable if the keyword is very profitable and has high search volume.

    However, nobody should rely on it completely. You want to be able to do other things as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hinton
    Originally Posted by AverageBro View Post

    Ok, I have done a decent amount of reading and feel like I am ready to try my hand. I only have 200 dollars and was thinking of my best options but thought I might be able to get some better ideas or at least confirmation that I am on the right track. I was thinking about building up my current websites traffic using SEO to eventually sell affiliate products to my list. Or I could use a service like lead pages to generate multiple offers, I can be the middle man and collect emails and then send them to the offer. I don't really like the idea of lead pages Id rather have a website domain, what do you guys think of using click bank? Thanks!
    I think you have spent some good time thinking about your plan. Building out a website is always good but it should be a specific niche so your traffic is focused and that is where your SEO strategies come in. As others have said- seo takes time and very vulnerable. Are you willing to take and wait it out with seo alone? Maybe you want to consider doing some research about CPA - it is a very cost effective way to start, and build an responsive list because you do not have to sell to them. Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaWest85
    I agree with AntonioSeegars1.Solo ads with good customer bases work great but if its a list of junk then its a waste of time
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