What is the safest way to invest $5000 into the internet?

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Hey guys and gals,

So basically I'm trying to firgure out the safest way to earn residual income starting off with $5000 investment. (Not looking for speculative investments, looking for something tried and true and safe.)

Is the best way buying a plethora of websites already generating monthly income?Purchasing the websites off of websites such as sedo, afternic, and flippa.(Etc)?

Am I better off selling products via amazon every month through FBA?

Overall I am lost, I'm aware there is money to be made on the net, but I just need help finding something which provides residual income, is a low risk investment, and doesn't require an extensive amount of time to operate. Just like dividend paying stocks.

All help is deeply appreciated.( FYI, I'm not trying to be the best of the best, I don't care about that, nor am I looking for HUGE RETURNS, I simply want some monthly income which is safe and long term.)
#internet #invest #safest
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Buying targeted traffic to an already-converting high ticket funnel & offer.

    You can buy access to opted-in lists of people in the right demographic who are interested in seeing offers for specific services.

    We do this in the stock market field where lists of opted-in investors are eager to see new products and services. We make money on the front end of our funnel: ie. the cost of emailing is exceeded by the revenue of our initial small ticket offer that precedes the big one, and is actually the education component of the funnel.
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    • Profile picture of the author FollowtheTrinity
      This sounds interesting, do you have any books that I'd be able to read on the topic, or where to start if I'm interested in learning more ?

      Thanks for the help.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    if you would spend any time here and use the search button at the top you would see that this question has been asked hundreds of times.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Overall I am lost, I'm aware there is money to be made on the net, but I just need help finding something which provides residual income, is a low risk investment, and doesn't require an extensive amount of time to operate. Just like dividend paying stocks.
      Why not stick to dividend paying stocks? That would seem to be the wise choice at this point.

      I simply want some monthly income which is safe and long term
      You can't "buy" an income though many people believe that is the case. There is always risk and at least in the beginning and growth stages, a hands-on approach is required to protect your investment.

      You must be willing to put in the time to learn and plan or you will be throwing money away.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben West
        Originally Posted by Kay King;10114861
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        You can't "buy" an income though many people believe that is the case[/B]. There is always risk and at least in the beginning and growth stages, a hands-on approach is required to protect your investment.

        You must be willing to put in the time to learn and plan or you will be throwing money away.
        Actually, you can. It's called Flippa.

        For $5000 you could find yourself a site earning a small but stable monthly income, which you could then work with and grow into something more profitable, and either sit on it or sell it off for a profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    If you are going to use all that $5,000 for marketing, I would not throw all your money on one place.

    You want to work with 10-20-30 places all at once to see where you are getting the best results.

    Then when you can determine your winners from your losers, get rid of the losers and scale up with the winners.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4xstore
      My own candid advise from experience would be that you first get a good and willing mentor. I mean, if you are targeting to make $60,000 for the first year, try to get somebody who has conviniently be averaging over $300,000.00 yearly on the net.
      The simple thing will be you should be ready to learn and follow to the letter all the instruction giving.

      Please, to get you to a good landing platform and avoid try and error, getting a mentor who will be a guide and teacher will save a lot of headache.

      I hope this will be of help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Action
    I would suggest investing some of that money into some of the fundamental things that are needed in order to make money online such as an auto responder, squeeze page, blog. Focus on driving traffic to your funnel once these things are in place either through free or paid traffic strategies. You will can now invest more money to scale up the traffic once you have a funnel system that is converting well for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author diggbay
    You can invest half of the money to do online business.Buying targeted traffic and promote targeted product easy
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by diggbay View Post

      You can invest half of the money to do online business.Buying targeted traffic and promote targeted product easy
      Easy to lose your $5000.

      Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    take the 5k and buy a coach.

    Someone who knows what they are doing. It will be the best investment you have made.
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    • Profile picture of the author clockface
      Originally Posted by Tyler Pratt View Post

      take the 5k and buy a coach.

      Someone who knows what they are doing. It will be the best investment you have made.
      I hope you are joking....??
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by FollowtheTrinity View Post

    So basically I'm trying to firgure out the safest way to earn residual income starting off with $5000 investment.
    In any business opportunity, there are risks. People like to say having a "job" is secure. Go down to the bank for a loan, and they want to see income statements - preferably for about 3 years straight - preferably from a job.

    Open your mouth to them about a business that you have, and they will consider that to be "risky".

    In my opinion, the job is risky, and the business is secure. So if you have $5000 to invest, make sure you have a very decent income coming in CURRENTLY that can easily replace this $5000 that you're about to invest.

    Plus.... you should know that if you don't know how to make money without money, then most of the time... it's going to be likely that you won't be able to make money WITH money. It's all about the marketing. Learn marketing before looking for a one shot answer from alot of people who run businesses only in their dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    There is no safe way to do that. Everything about IM, or business, for that matter, entails significant risk.

    If safe is a requirement, follow Kay's advice and put it into a nice, boring stock.

    After you have some money to gamble with and a stronger sense of adventure, do a solid month of research to identify a business idea that burns inside of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author FollowtheTrinity
    Thanks for all of the responses guys, and I love the stock market, not boring at all if you ask me .

    That being said I want to diversify my investments, I appreciate all of the answers I've gotten so far, more than I thought, more answers are always welcome .

    Is there not a piece of intellectually property I can buy a piece of and earn royalties? Like maybe invest in a start up site that needs help being funded ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
      Originally Posted by FollowtheTrinity View Post

      Is there not a piece of intellectually property I can buy a piece of and earn royalties? Like maybe invest in a start up site that needs help being funded ?
      It really doesn't work that way.

      A relatively small percentage of those who take the risks earn the rewards in business. The rest lose. Startups are just as risky as anything out there. Of course, that should not keep you from exploration. But it should temper your expectations.

      Gambling is gambling, and getting into business vs getting a job is gambling. No way around it.

      There are countless books that could be helpful. Do some searches on this forum for recommended books and you'll have a long list for consideration.
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      • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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        Two words. Apple stock. It is the only investment that I have ever made that has returned more than I ever dreamed of.

        Anything else is a gamble.

        Cheers. - Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author clockface
          Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

          Two words. Apple stock. It is the only investment that I have ever made that has returned more than I ever dreamed of.

          Anything else is a gamble.

          Cheers. - Frank
          Right.....so it's a guarantee is it Frank going forward? The trend cannot be reversed?

          AAPl has been good past 2 year but PANW,AMBA,TSLA have been better.
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          • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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            Originally Posted by clockface View Post

            Right.....so it's a guarantee is it Frank going forward?
            The only guarantee in life is that one day you will die.
            The trend cannot be reversed?
            Anything is possible, but I started buying my shares when they were $15. I could take a massive hit and still be way ahead of the game. Folks like to talk about passive income. This is the very meaning of the word. Do you really think that Apple will tumble? Good luck with that.
            AAPl has been good past 2 year but PANW,AMBA,TSLA have been better.
            Apple is the only stock I own. I can not speak to the others.

            Based on the news over the past week, I'm buying 200 shares in the morning. I'm expecting by years end for it to be at $170. Lets check back then and see how I did. :-)

            Tim Cook is my coach and mentor. That's Mr. Tim '$400m' Cook.'

            Cheers. - Frank
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            • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
              Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

              The only guarantee in life is that one day you will die.
              Taxes, Frank. Don't forget about taxes.
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              • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

                Taxes, Frank. Don't forget about taxes.
                Yeah - although there is no guarantee that anyone ever pays them. I have a friend that has been battling the IRS for a decade and he'lll probably be dead before the IRS gets everything they say he owes. lol

                Cheers. - Frank
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            • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
              Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

              The only guarantee in life is that one day you will die.
              Spoken by a prophet.
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              • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

                Spoken by a prophet.
                No - spoken like an old man staring death in the face. lol

                And on that note I am about to jump in my BMW convertible and head to Wildwood for a hot dog, fries and an ice cold beer, spend a little time listening to the cry of the seagulls and then head for home. Old age has it's benefits.

                Enjoy your day and remember that no matter how young or old you are, it could be your last. Make the most, of it.

                Cheers. - Frank
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                • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
                  Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                  No - spoken like an old man staring death in the face. lol

                  And on that note I am about to jump in my BMW convertible and head to Wildwood for a hot dog, fries and an ice cold beer, spend a little time listening to the cry of the seagulls and then head for home. Old age has it's benefits.

                  Enjoy your day and remember that no matter how young or old you are, it could be your last. Make the most, of it.

                  Cheers. - Frank
                  Love Wildwood! Used to drive down to Cape May every summer. Enjoy that
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                    Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

                    Love Wildwood! Used to drive down to Cape May every summer. Enjoy that
                    I did, very much. TY. :-)

                    Cheers. - Frank
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mark Riddle
                      Find an area of Interest that you'll remain focused on for the next five years.
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                      If you aren't willing to work on the project for nothing. Pick another "investment".
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    open a site in a miche and build a funnel.

    use part of the money to study best method to generate traffic and invest some money into iit.

    It it does work increase your investment!
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  • Profile picture of the author clockface
    you post about how to make money with $5k giving no incilination of what you are good at, experiences, knowledge, interest in...what a joker"!

    What you are really seeking is someone to hand you a huge profitable business..LOL. Go ahead. You have proved you have no chance already.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Originally Posted by FollowtheTrinity View Post

    I just need help finding something which provides residual income, is a low risk investment, and doesn't require an extensive amount of time to operate. Just like dividend paying stocks.
    The irony of the rules here is that if someone has a particular opportunity in their signature that actually answers someone else's request, they're not allowed to point it out, on grounds of solicitation.
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  • My honest opinion would be to put that money on a savings account,and study as much as you can about IM. When you have a clear direction you have a better idea of where to spend the money.

    Good luck with your endeavors.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hooda M Kismet
    In my opinion, if you have a lot of money to invest, I would say invest in yourself and your future by getting a good coach. Someone with a lot of authority and someone who's been around the block a few times. A lot of great people offer great coaching for less than $5,000.
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  • Profile picture of the author Endy Godwin
    Originally Posted by FollowtheTrinity View Post

    Hey guys and gals,

    So basically I'm trying to firgure out the safest way to earn residual income starting off with $5000 investment. (Not looking for speculative investments, looking for something tried and true and safe.)

    Is the best way buying a plethora of websites already generating monthly income?Purchasing the websites off of websites such as sedo, afternic, and flippa.(Etc)?

    Am I better off selling products via amazon every month through FBA?

    Overall I am lost, I'm aware there is money to be made on the net, but I just need help finding something which provides residual income, is a low risk investment, and doesn't require an extensive amount of time to operate. Just like dividend paying stocks.

    All help is deeply appreciated.( FYI, I'm not trying to be the best of the best, I don't care about that, nor am I looking for HUGE RETURNS, I simply want some monthly income which is safe and long term.)
    The best step in the right direction would be to follow a proven successful marketer... the training/mentoring service would include setting tested and proven business for you which you would sure see how everything is done over your shoulder.

    I know a couple of very successful internet marketers that can take you in on such program within your stated budget... and you would never regret it.

    WARNING: Don't go about reading and watching every MMO and investment info online because if you do, you are going to be trapped in a syndrome called 'information overload' that some of us experienced.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Originally Posted by FollowtheTrinity View Post

    Overall I am lost, I'm aware there is money to be made on the net, but I just need help finding something which provides residual income, is a low risk investment, and doesn't require an extensive amount of time to operate. Just like dividend paying stocks.
    Your simply not going to find what you are looking for. Your not going to just step into something that provides such for $5K. Also passive/residual income doesn't exist long term (like just buying a dividend paying stock) there will always be work that is need to keep income coming in.
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    • Profile picture of the author clockface
      Quote:
      I simply want some monthly income which is safe and long term
      Hey i just want to be 6,2" hung like donkey and have movie star looks and a couple of lotto wins along the way...that's all!

      where do you guys come from?
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  • Profile picture of the author clockface
    but it should be. If you trade for excitement..you are probably gambling.

    oh geez....i need to go.

    Thanks for all of the responses guys, and I love the stock market, not boring at all if you ask me .
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  • Profile picture of the author fantrom
    When venturing into any business there's no such thing as safe.

    If you want safe, go to your local bank and put your money in a good CD.
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  • Profile picture of the author imbnk
    Save your money and learn as much as you can.
    You need to know what you're doing or you will end up losing all.

    Maybe finding a mentor who can guide you.
    You can learn a lot from your mentor and he can change your whole business if you found a mentor who really want to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author yogibeezy
    I will advise that you invest your money in an online trading. You can pay for coaching and start with a small capital as a start-up. You can also invest your money in a PPC or affiliate sites and you can start learning by following some achievers blogs or someone who can mentor you to start your business online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    There is NO safe thing that you are going to find...

    Your probably thinking there is some Magic System or some Website you can buy for $4999 and it automatically spits $1000 in profits every month to your bank account, without you having to do any work.

    Just wake up check your bank account and profits are coming in...

    You are going to waste many years trying to find that and to let you in on a little secret.

    There is NO easy no WORK system.

    The online thing is not hard it's just like any other business.

    Don't overthink it.

    Here is what to do...

    Bank your money

    1. Find a topic you know about (I am tired of saying niche)
    2. Create a blog about that topic
    3. Promote your blog to people interested in that topic
    4. Offer something of value to that audience in exchange for email
    5. Put that offer on a squeeze page (list building)
    6. Send people on your list back to your blog and special offers. (autoresponder)
    7. Promote something in exchange for money to your list and to people visiting your blog.

    There are 3 things you can promote.
    1. Sell a product
    2. Promote someone else's product as an affiliate
    3. Provide a service

    That's pretty much an overview of marketing.

    The courses you buy give you details of the overview
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    • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
      Originally Posted by Andre Slater View Post

      There is NO safe thing that you are going to find...

      Your probably thinking there is some Magic System or some Website you can buy for $4999 and it automatically spits $1000 in profits every month to your bank account, without you having to do any work.

      Just wake up check your bank account and profits are coming in...

      You are going to waste many years trying to find that and to let you in on a little secret.

      There is NO easy no WORK system.

      The online thing is not hard it's just like any other business.

      Don't overthink it.

      Here is what to do...

      Bank your money

      1. Find a topic you know about (I am tired of saying niche)
      2. Create a blog about that topic
      3. Promote your blog to people interested in that topic
      4. Offer something of value to that audience in exchange for email
      5. Put that offer on a squeeze page (list building)
      6. Send people on your list back to your blog and special offers. (autoresponder)
      7. Promote something in exchange for money to your list and to people visiting your blog.

      There are 3 things you can promote.
      1. Sell a product
      2. Promote someone else's product as an affiliate
      3. Provide a service

      That's pretty much an overview of marketing.

      The courses you buy give you details of the overview
      Listen to this man. He has just given you the answer, that most marketers painstakingly find out on their own time.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Bynon
    I'm kind of surprised that no one has suggested buying a website that's already established and making money. I have purchased several sites between 3 and 19 years old for less than $5k. With a little work each of them started producing significantly more than the original owners were making.

    It's safer to buy a small business that needs a fresh set of eyes and an renewed interest than it is to create a new business from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author chinedu86
    Ideas abound in the forum if you search carefully, but you could try site flipping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    The lowest risk way would probably be to purchase a website that is already making money from organic traffic.

    But I wouldn't suggest buying a website off Flippa. It's full of scammers who send fake traffic to sites in order to pump up the statistics before selling them.

    There are a few private forums out there where people sell websites but you have to know where to find them. The only one I've been in has a monthly fee to join.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    This is not an investing firm. It's an Internet Marketing forum.

    There is nothing in IM that you can just put down $5K and get money back for it. You get paid here based on your skill set, experience, marketing savvy, products ETC.

    You should maybe look into an investment forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      There is nothing in IM that you can just put down $5K and get money back for it.
      I respectfully disagree. There are plenty of avenues, with different risks and different yields. Sure, it may be more profitable to get one's hands dirty, but it's not absolutely necessary, and not everyone wants to. I think your concern is over the semantics of the word, "invest"; just because something isn't recognized by the FDIC or the SEC doesn't mean that it isn't investing.
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