Someone kidnaps you and drags you to a deserted building....

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They lock you in a room with just a computer and a internet connection and say -

"You have a week to make me $1000 online. If you fail I will kill you."

What do you do? What strategies do you employ?

I think this could be a very interesting game...
#building #deserted #drags #kidnaps
  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    would go to site like odesk, kijiji, craiglist and help some peoples by building website for them, doing seo or fixing their stuff but they would really have to put a gun on my head as i have no passions for that. I just start a online store in a niche that i'm passionate about, will take month but i have more money than i need so no rush here
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

    "You have a week to make me $1000 online. If you fail I will kill you."
    *yawn*

    Please, kill me.

    There are hundreds of threads addressing what to do if you are desperate. Why start another?
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    • Profile picture of the author foreverstray
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      *yawn*

      Please, kill me.

      There are hundreds of threads addressing what to do if you are desperate. Why start another?
      No need to be so insulting man. Its just a interesting concept I wanted to test out. As in, if your life came down to it what method of earning online would you trust the most.
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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

        No need to be so insulting man. Its just a interesting concept I wanted to test out. As in, if your life came down to it what method of earning online would you trust the most.
        It's not interesting it's Booooooooring. If you had taken the time to search the forum you would have noticed that these "What if" scenarios have been done to death....

        Sorry....


        Originally Posted by Van Dam View Post

        With the limited amount of time you would definitely need some help so it would be best to outsource to one of the job sites and tell them I need a site with natural traffic and in a popular niche that can make 100 a day. Just duplicate that to make their target and your kidnapper should be happy.

        Just to note... That is what I would do in the limited time frame. However, if they gave me a larger time frame I'd use someone of my own methods that take a little longer to get going but pay off big in the long run
        Really? That easy Huh...
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      *yawn*

      Please, kill me.

      There are hundreds of threads addressing what to do if you are desperate. Why start another?
      But it does give our resident self appointed experts a chance to air
      their sig files again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Why do you need a gun to your head to make money online?

    The implication is that there is some different set of ethics that would govern this scenario, opening up all of the secret methods that you would be too pure to consider without the gun.

    It is a useless exercise. The answer is pretty much the same for everyone - an online scam or a bullet to the head.

    Why not take this energy and focus it on developing your strengths and interests?
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    • Profile picture of the author djtrillian
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      Why do you need a gun to your head to make money online?

      The implication is that there is some different set of ethics that would govern this scenario, opening up all of the secret methods that you would be too pure to consider without the gun.

      It is a useless exercise. The answer is pretty much the same for everyone - an online scam or a bullet to the head.

      Why not take this energy and focus it on developing your strengths and interests?
      Exactly! We know the concept and goal the OP has in mind with this scenario but it needs more detail.

      Here's a better variation: A small group capture you and lock you in a room with a computer and the proverbial gun to your head and tell you "teach us to make $1000.00 online within a month!" (a week would be kinda harsh and not realistic for most people)
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      Why do you need a gun to your head to make money online?

      The implication is that there is some different set of ethics that would govern this scenario, opening up all of the secret methods that you would be too pure to consider without the gun.

      It is a useless exercise. The answer is pretty much the same for everyone - an online scam or a bullet to the head.

      Why not take this energy and focus it on developing your strengths and interests?
      Good point. If I had a gun to my head, I would use ANY tactic, including spamming, scamming and other *unsavory* methods. Sorry, but me scamming someone out of, say, $47 in order to save my life is a no-brainer...

      But I digress
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      • Profile picture of the author djtrillian
        Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

        Good point. If I had a gun to my head, I would use ANY tactic, including spamming, scamming and other *unsavory* methods. Sorry, but me scamming someone out of, say, $47 in order to save my life is a no-brainer...

        But I digress
        Of course, because once you get out you could pay them back, explain the situation etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
          Originally Posted by djtrillian View Post

          Of course, because once you get out you could pay them back, explain the situation etc.
          Welllllll.....

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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            No need to be so insulting man. Its just a interesting concept I wanted to test out.
            Interesting concept? Go find a deserted building, lock yourself in and get to work if you want to "test the concept". You've started numerous threads in the 6 weeks since joining the WF - and many of them seem to be part of "the game"....

            -people who get rich off IM tend to mention having mentors

            -who is making a living

            -how hard is it to make a profit, and how long did it take to reach that point

            -why do people say it takes a long time to make any money doing AM

            -PPL is a much easier way to make money than selling affiliate products
            ...and now you've been kidnapped???
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            • Profile picture of the author foreverstray
              I thought this would be kind of interesting but clearly I was wrong. I didn't know this kind of scenario was already talked about. Feel free to ignore this thread. Im sorry.
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              • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
                Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

                I thought this would be kind of interesting but clearly I was wrong. I didn't know this kind of scenario was already talked about. Feel free to ignore this thread. Im sorry.
                No worries, this is a learning moment.

                You misread the market, and it responded.

                How you react to an experience like this defines what kind of person (or marketer) you can become.

                Research, test, launch.
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              • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
                Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

                I thought this would be kind of interesting but clearly I was wrong. I didn't know this kind of scenario was already talked about. Feel free to ignore this thread. Im sorry.
                Don't feel bad. Seriously. I expect if I jumped on a forum about an unfamiliar subject - big game hunting, for instance - I dare say I'd irk the odd member by asking common questions. If I were in your shoes? Big deal if some people don't like it. *blows raspberries*

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  • Profile picture of the author Van Dam
    With the limited amount of time you would definitely need some help so it would be best to outsource to one of the job sites and tell them I need a site with natural traffic and in a popular niche that can make 100 a day. Just duplicate that to make their target and your kidnapper should be happy.

    Just to note... That is what I would do in the limited time frame. However, if they gave me a larger time frame I'd use someone of my own methods that take a little longer to get going but pay off big in the long run
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
      Originally Posted by Van Dam View Post

      With the limited amount of time you would definitely need some help so it would be best to outsource to one of the job sites and tell them I need a site with natural traffic and in a popular niche that can make 100 a day. Just duplicate that to make their target and your kidnapper should be happy.
      Are you serious? It is that easy for you? Really?

      As the late, great Carl Sagan said... extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

      Before you spout advice like this to desperate, impressionable young marketers, you should be willing and able to show (and prove) how this extraordinary claim is not total BS.

      This is no different than saying if I really focus, take a deep breath and believe in myself, then I can fly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I hate it when this happens to me...

    I'd flip some domains and go home the next day.

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    I would come on Warrior forum and ask what would you do, then go do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by HDRider View Post

      I would come on Warrior forum and ask what would you do, then go do it.
      Mystery solved! If you're in trouble, OP, just let us know. If they're watching, just let us know in code: The pink elephant walks silently like the banana. Plop that into a hefty paragraph, and hope they don't notice!!

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      • Profile picture of the author foreverstray
        Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

        Mystery solved! If you're in trouble, OP, just let us know. If they're watching, just let us know in code: The pink elephant walks silently like the banana. Plop that into a hefty paragraph, and hope they don't notice!!

        Tom

        Haha

        Ironically if this happened to me for real this is probably exactly what I would do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

    They lock you in a room with just a computer and a internet connection and say -

    "You have a week to make me $1000 online. If you fail I will kill you."

    What do you do? What strategies do you employ?

    I think this could be a very interesting game...
    I'd use the computer to contact the police and have them rescue me
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

    They lock you in a room with just a computer and a internet connection and say -

    "You have a week to make me $1000 online. If you fail I will kill you."

    What do you do? What strategies do you employ?

    I think this could be a very interesting game...
    I think we all may have missed the point - this could be a sophisticated filtering exercise. Anyone who accepts the OP's scenario would be putting their trust implicitly in a psychopathic stranger who's willing to murder them on some arbitrary premise.

    Respond to it, and you'd be likely to swallow any old scam.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by foreverstray View Post

    "You have a week to make me $1000 online. If you fail I will kill you."

    What do you do? What strategies do you employ?

    Foreverstray,

    Two observations . . .

    First, it's usually a good idea to use the search function in the forum prior to starting a thread. Yes, I know, the searches don't always give you what you want. But very often new people coming to the forum don't bother to check to see if their exact question is already answered in a thread, or two, or a hundred.

    Second, and this is of course my own opinion, trying to make $1,000 in a week starting from scratch is very difficult and probably counter-productive to launching a real business. Normally, a sound business startup strategy would not include the kind of business execution and steps that would give you that type of return in a week. I personally would do things very differently for the $1,000 in a week than I would do if I wanted to create a long term business. The latter might not give me any income for a month or more.

    So while I don't fault your intentions for starting this thread, I think for most people they would be far better off beginning with a more realistic long term view and plan for their new business.

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      I really thought this was the introduction to a Kindle short story.

      Damn, I whipped out my wallet ready to buy lol

      Hint...hint...hint

      ( Too bad this has been done for the umpteenth time over the years at Warrior )


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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I understand why someone may post something like this. Most of the time it seems that these scenarios or asking for their "friends" or whatever are code speak for they themselves are desperate for answers and not sure how to get themselves out of the hole they are in. The poster needs help and is hoping and praying that there is some secret system or some answer that will make their problems go away.

    In another thread you posted this:

    There are systems that can get you earning money immediately after you set them up, but it usually takes months of failure and learning for a person to be able to utilize them effectively.

    So yes, there are ways to start making money as soon as tonight, but you will never get there if you just keep looking for "pre-built" systems. You need to try a lot of things and fail before you get to the point you want to get to.
    That is true whether a gun is held to our head or not. There may be shortcuts or short term successes but for true and long lasting success, it just isn't going to happen overnight.

    For example, people can make money with a blog but it would be extremely difficult to make any money the first week without advertising money, a bunch of content already written, way to monetize the blog, etc. already in place. If everything was in place and if there was already content and traffic and friends and all those things, then maybe yes it could be done in a week.

    This thread has a lot of ideas about how to make money quickly. It may be worth a look.

    Many of those ideas, though, require money up front for things like advertising, or special skills like the ability to quickly write nice articles.

    What it will come down to, though, is that you'll be locked in that deserted building writing articles - one at a time or posts for your blog or on FB trying to get people to see your page or on the forum trying to build relationships or optimizing a page for SEO or figuring out a hook for your next email blast. Nothing push button. Nothing fancy. Nothing sexy. Nothing secret. Just working your tail off doing what is already talked about openly here all day long every day - the boring stuff everybody supposedly already knows.

    Mark
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