Where to Start if You're Broke

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I see these questions a lot. I need money. How can I start making money in IM, but I don't have much money to spend or invest right now. What can I do?

Well, I started as a total newbie six years ago. And here's a few things I've learned:

First do the obvious stuff:

1. Get a job - Part time or full time. Get some 8-5pm money coming in.
2. Cut expenses - Reduce your cellphone plan, cut cable, drop subscriptions, etc.
3. Sell stuff - Find stuff you're not using or you don't need and post on ebay/facebook/etsy, etc.
4. Lower your overhead - Sell your car, your house etc. Lower your rent. Take in a roommate. Move in with someone else.
Move closer to work and walk, ride a bike, or take the bus. Negotiate reduced payments with credit cards and student loans, etc.

Treat Internet Marketing like a part time job:

1. Learn how to get the most out of this forum - And here's a great post with tips on how to use the WF:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-business.html

2. Start learning some basics techniques to drive product sales - Most people start with list building and affiliate marketing, or selling PLR.
3. Put in a few hours daily to learn and test out techniques your learning.

Develop a healthy mindset:

1. Have realistic expectations - Few people get rich in their first 30 days. Give yourself time to learn, grow, fail and get better.
2. Positive mental attitude - Avoid negativity. Don't share your new goals with negative people, even friends or family if they're not supportive.
Feed yourself a few minutes each day with self-help videos and audios. Read encouraging blogs. Speak positive affirmations outloud.

Work on new skills:

1. It's take effort and time - Give yourself that time, and focus on learning skills you like. Youtube, WSOs and Udemy are a great place to start.
2. IM can be a trade - Internet Marketing is a real skillset, which most people don't have. Learn the skills and soon enough you'll get paid like most people don't.
3. Find your niche - Apply your skils to a specific method you like and are becoming good at. Focus on your strengths.
Apply your strengths to one method and monetize that. It's as simple as finding your niche, monetizing that niche, then scaling it up.

Keep it Simple:

1. Avoid Distractions - Once you start learning and having a little bit of success, it's easy to get distracted by every other method out there.
Avoid adding additional methods until you're really profitable at one method.
2. Avoid Complication - Often the more you know tempts you to overthink stuff. Most IM techniques don't have to be complicated, but we tend to make them complicated.
Here's a great post on staying 'in the zone' with your method and not getting bogged down:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...tuff-done.html

Most anyone with ambition, determination and discipline can go from 'broke to banking' with IM. The opportunity is there. It's real. Believe in yourself and don't give up.

Life is short, just go for it.

-Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Avoid Distractions
    Like all the lists of super-cool gurus to follow and cutting edge marketing "hacks" and...

    There are two groups of Internet marketers: The actual marketers and the "enthusiasts."

    Enthusiasts love to talk about all the really cool, cutting edge "tactics." Gurus get them all tingly and hot. They absolutely must be in on the latest trends,etc.

    The actual marketers do what marketers do, advertise, optimize, repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author trobo
    Great advice for newbies right there.

    Would add to drop bad money-wasting habits such as: smoking, drinking/partying, buying junk food.

    I really liked the part where you said think of IM as a trade - because it pretty much is. It takes at least a few years to get good at this, which is similar to a 4/5 year apprenticeship in the trades.
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  • Profile picture of the author Junaid khawaja
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

    1. Avoid Distractions - Once you start learning and having a little bit of success, it's easy to get distracted by every other method out there.
    Avoid adding additional methods until you're really profitable at one method.
    This was for me Thanks Jeff, you put it so nicely. With so much noise on web, and flood of opinions and 'success stories', distraction is the most common thing newbies fall prey for.

    However, it's been a while I have found a way around it and things have improved incredibly since then.
    STAY FOCUSED. STAY CONSISTENT. Cheers! Junaid
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

    2. Avoid Complication - Often the more you know tempts you to overthink stuff. Most IM techniques don't have to be complicated, but we tend to make them complicated.
    Great advice. So easy to overthink stuff and only jump when everything is absolutely perfect.
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  • Profile picture of the author starkintern
    1. Get a job

    Can't second this enough.

    Only thing I can add to that point is automate.

    Automate the sh** out of everything that can be automated--that way you save time, which, if leveraged correctly, can be converted to money. If you're a web/graphic designer, opportunityengine.io is a good place to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Among all the items on that list, the PROPER MINDSET must come first

    Without the right attitude, it would be much harder to do all the other things on that list

    After all, our ATTITUDE determines our ALTITUDE in life
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  • Awesome OP, very helpful for those just getting started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Thanks Jeff . . . a thoughtful post.

    Yes, you need to sacrifice in order to see your dreams come true.

    Most people don't like that concept . . . but when you think about it, what major accomplishments have you every attained in your life without it?

    Becoming a great ball player, mastering the piano, achieving a university degree, overcoming a major addiction, or getting fit and healthy . . .

    All these great accomplishments require that you sacrifice other things in your life. Internet marketing success is no different.

    And yes, it is worth it!

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

      Thanks Jeff . . . a thoughtful post.

      Yes, you need to sacrifice in order to see your dreams come true.

      Most people don't like that concept . . . but when you think about it, what major accomplishments have you every attained in your life without it?

      Becoming a great ball player, mastering the piano, achieving a university degree, overcoming a major addiction, or getting fit and healthy . . .

      All these great accomplishments require that you sacrifice other things in your life. Internet marketing success is no different.

      And yes, it is worth it!

      Steve
      Steve, great reply post! Sacrifice is a great common ground to the examples you gave above, and no doubt have a relation to internet marketing and making money online. Still, there are more commonalities:

      Practice and dedication. To master something you not only sacrifice a great deal, but you also must dedicate yourself to your craft and/or trade. Practice facilitates success, and it demands action.

      So, along with sacrifice... dedication, practice and action will put you on the track to success.

      Best,
      Joshua C.

      P.S. Oh, determination is what allows you to not fail, because when you do fall you will be determined to get back up and succeed. Many people may have sacrificed a lot, and they were dedicated when they took action, but if they fail once or twice, and they lose their determination to continue onward, success will be lost and eternal failure will be gained.

      Best advice I can give a newcomer in the internet marketing world is, don't let yourself become discouraged from a failure... Use it as a learning experience and continue onward. Babe Ruth was among the greatest of the great in baseball, and even he struck out more than he hit a home run, but he held his head high and he met failure with future success.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Great post Jeff, solid and thorough advice!

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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    get your basics out of the way and live slim.

    here is a good example:

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  • Profile picture of the author semalaia4n
    Avoid common mistakes
    You can make plenty of good decisions about your finances....
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerninjas
    'Get a job' and 'it takes effort and time' are my two key learnings here - it does my head in that people believe you can get it all in an instant. It takes time and you usually have to make heaps of mistakes on the ways there.... I also believe there is a small amount of risk that can help you reach your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author lhlouiscom
    Love this article, definitely help a lot of beginner blogger trying to make money online. Part-time would be the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author pohand
    Good saying. It's not the end of the world when you're broke. Every one can have a new start with nothing in hand as long as we still hvae hopes and try our best. When there's a chance to make money, just go for it. Never think you get nothing by trying something new. You always have 1 thing: experience to make you feel stronger after every challange. I feel glad and motivated when reading your post. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    i like this point

    2. Positive mental attitude - Avoid negativity. Don't share your new goals with negative people, even friends or family if they're not supportive.

    even relatives too

    I do happen share to my parents how I going to earn money via online , they straight away give me negative reply.
    well I guess can't blame family , parents as they still feel go out work do 8 to 6 job is a proper way to earn a living.

    they heard too much scam about internet online marketing etc thus always give feel you can't make it or even get scam online doing all these so call make money , internet marketing blah blah stuffs.


    The ONLY way to proof them and shut their mouth is show them weekly money been earn..

    I can tell you , they will give a 360 degree change and tell you wow that is amazing can earn money via online etc.

    they will even proudly tell others hey my son , blah blah work from home just using Internet

    because till now to be frank a lot still feel You can't earn much money doing all these what making money online marketing etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShayB
    I'd add another option:

    If you're brand new, start by offering a service and freelance.

    Find something you'll need to do for your business (writing articles was my choice, but you could choose something else, like creating websites, graphics, etc.) and then perform that service for other, more established biz people.

    1. You'll bring in quick money.
    2. You'll learn while you earn. When I wrote articles for others, I learned about keyword research, blog posting (more than I knew already as a hobby), PLR (some of my work was sold as PLR packs by others), membership sites (some of my work was monthly content for niche membership sites), and more.
    3. You'll have money to invest in your own biz. I made the shift from freelancing to my own biz over time.

    Another thought: there's no shame in having a 9-5 job while you freelance on the side. Money in the bank makes for a lot less stress when you build a biz.
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  • Profile picture of the author NDAWAAN
    Thank you very much Jeff and others for such cool tips. Really needed at this time.

    Yes it is not easy but achievable, yes. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabrielrala
    I couldn't agree more!!! Sometimes people know sll the answers how ever they just keep their eyes and ears closed! but they dream to be big! only those who accept reality will be successful
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  • Profile picture of the author ThankYouWF
    It comes down to knowledge. It only takes $20 and 1 hour to make a website to sell a product. Simply choose an item from Aliexpress that you will make at least $100 profit with per sale, then sell it. As far as an 8am-5pm job, well you could make a website on your first break and lunch, then market it on your 2nd break. By the end of the day you could already have a sale... or more.
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      Hope this helps someone. ^
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  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    Really great post...

    I agree about that you should start with List building, Affiliate marketing, and Selling PLR...

    It's a great way to build an online business and scale it up - NO one goes wrong with List building
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  • Profile picture of the author enjamulahsan
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    Great informations and ideas, You really inspired me to woke up and do something new. We should start it. This is really a motivational article and that might help everyone. Thanks for your inspirations. Need some posts from you.

    God Bless You
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  • Profile picture of the author Van Dam
    Great post Jeff. Most people start their online adventures with the ''Make Money Online'' Google search. They get promises that they will be millionaires by this time tomorrow if they just pay a one time fee of X amount. Rinse and repeat. A lot of them then get stuck in that cycle reaching for the next big system that is going to make them rich.

    If I was starting out from a broke point, I would certainly use sites like UpWork or similar, sell a skill that I have and if I don't have it... I'd outsource it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Yep, "I tried this for a week, and didn't make any money."

      Well maybe because it takes practice and we all have to learn and get better. There is always an entrance fee, a price to pay. So pay it and get to work.




      Originally Posted by Van Dam View Post

      Great post Jeff. Most people start their online adventures with the ''Make Money Online'' Google search. They get promises that they will be millionaires by this time tomorrow if they just pay a one time fee of X amount. Rinse and repeat. A lot of them then get stuck in that cycle reaching for the next big system that is going to make them rich.

      If I was starting out from a broke point, I would certainly use sites like UpWork or similar, sell a skill that I have and if I don't have it... I'd outsource it.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelx
    This is great information for people just starting out.

    On the other hand, I would like to add another point for these people - and that is don't quit your day job! I started making over $10k in my first few months of IM with SEO and then a Google update happened and decimated everything. So having IM as well as a full time job is a great idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author minmin91
    avoid distraction is the most difficult because there are many seems too good methods to try
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Funny there's forum threads telling adults what to do If they're broke.
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  • Profile picture of the author dangkhoa141290
    it's a dreat advice for everyone....Smoking,Stolent....so bad
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  • Profile picture of the author navyboy2
    begin with a clear mental picture of how you want to be. If you start the race with a picture of your current situation,by law it will remain that way
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  • Profile picture of the author Pootur
    I agree that you need to have a full-time or at least part-time job to have some money coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author desley
    Fabulous post and totally agree. I would add, if you're unemployed, use some of the hours to learn how to create a sustainable online business. Sure beats being bored!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Jeff,

    All are super solid practical tips

    I'd focus most energies on the mindset thing in the beginning and then the practical tips will fall into your lap AND you will act inspired. The broke thing happens when you are aligned with lack and limits. The money making bit happens when you are aligned with abundance.

    Example; you may resist getting a job when broke, and try to use IM as an ATM, because you fear giving up on your IM dreams. Which leads to low energy IM strategies, and more brokeness. Or, you may fear that working a job will quench your IM fire as when you make some money you'll lose your passion for the online bit. I've no idea how folks are wired so only they can work on their mindset, raise their vibes and then take the inspired action which is appropriate for you.

    When broke IMers ask me what to do, I've offered the "get a job to cover bills advice" and the "dive into your IM biz 100% advice." Because each works for different individuals. I did not get a job when broke in IM. Struggled like hell. For years. Guess what? That struggle gave me the clarity to appear on a billionaire's blog. I spoke at NYU and appeared on Forbes and was tweet endorsed by a NY Times Best Selling Author because I stripped away many of the fears I'd never have reached if I was comfy and cozy, working a 9-5, with all bills paid, because I'd have lost the urge to CONSTANTLY explore the limits of what's possible and of course, when you're not doing that, you'll operate at .0000000001% of your potential. I'm at least up to .00001% now (writing 126 eBooks, etc) because I dove in, cleared out mental poopoo and forged my way thru the lower energies associated with not stacking that chedda. But again.....everybody is different.

    Why do you want to do IM? Make the reason both fun and freeing and you'll feel intuitive nudges to either get a job to cover bills or to dive into IM 100%, full-bore. You can have super success with each approach; all depends on your path, your clarity and your predominant intent as to why you are doing IM.

    Signing off from sunny Cyprus.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Welter
    We have great information and ideas posted here but if no actions are taken, it will remain a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Junaid khawaja View Post

    This was for me Thanks Jeff, you put it so nicely. With so much noise on web, and flood of opinions and 'success stories', distraction is the most common thing newbies fall prey for.

    However, it's been a while I have found a way around it and things have improved incredibly since then.
    STAY FOCUSED. STAY CONSISTENT. Cheers! Junaid
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    Did you ever notice how many IM "success stories" end with a BUY button?

    And how they all have the same plot?

    "I was broke and eating my own belly button lint to survive until (either I discovered or someone showed me) one little secret. Now I'm rich and you can be, too, for only $x,xxx"
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Eating my own belly button lint to survive! That's a good one


      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      [Cue Andy Rooney voice]

      Did you ever notice how many IM "success stories" end with a BUY button?

      And how they all have the same plot?

      "I was broke and eating my own belly button lint to survive until (either I discovered or someone showed me) one little secret. Now I'm rich and you can be, too, for only ,xxx"
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Great & cool info for newbies here, nice stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author JR Long
    thank you very much because of you that I have learned many things over
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    It's hard but when you are completely broke and just starting out, you need to forget that you're broke. Really successful entrepreneurs, for the most part, didn't start their businesses because they were broke and desperate. They started their businesses out of a passion for a great idea or a desire to succeed and build a better life.

    This business should be the same. Do something that you're passionate about and allow the money to flow in from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    yeah Just go to google and find a demand then someplace like clickbank and find a product that has good gravity. Grab your affiliate link and set up tracking for each traffic source. Choose around 2 to 3 traffic sources that matches your demographics and share your link.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    There's a lot of good info here.

    I'll share a little bit of what I did when I started years ago (note, things are a little different now).

    When I first started I focused mostly on paid traffic, but wanted to find a way to offset the costs.

    My first non-paid website was around a sports team which I really liked and follow, I just created a website about it and just kept creating new posts and eventually started to monetize it with adsense (and I think text-link-ads? it's been a while so I kind of forget some of the details). It didn't make a killing but it made a little bit to help pay for some of my other expenses.

    Also, once epn (ebaypartnernetwork) launched, I created several sites to promote different niches. At one point I had approx 10 sites running and creating new ones every once and a while and was making a few thousand a month in the best of months. Unfortunately they have changed how they calculate commission and those days are over. The moral of the story is, there are many things you can do to help.

    I know many people that did tasks like link building, writing articles, etc for extra cash.

    The good thing is if you do stuff like this, although it might not be much fun, you are starting your online journey and you will hopefully meet and network with some people along the way.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author semalaia4n
    It is as simple as finding your niche, monetizing that niche, then scaling it up....
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    I like the part keep it simple
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  • Avoiding distractions is the hardest one of all in my personal opinion. But making a list definitely helps. Problem is making a habit out of making a list. That's my struggle. Thanks for the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    Don't forget to outsource your jobs so everything will be more efficient and you'll have more time to enjoy life
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivana Adnium
    I have a job, and while I'm not broke, I still heed this advice in order t save up. Thanks for the post
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    i agree, u cant jump into this biz if u r broker n hoping to make tons of immediTe money
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  • Profile picture of the author Cookie Monster
    Thanks man, great advice.
    I want to add my two cents:
    Be positive and nice to everyone. It pays eventually. Help people, smile and even try to be funny sometimes. It will help YOU with keeping positive when things seem too hard. If you let yourself think negative thoughts it will eventually ruin you. The world keeps trying to resist and you will get what you want only if you have the energy and the power to fight that resistance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Yep, a good sense of humor goes a long way!


      Originally Posted by Cookie Monster View Post

      Thanks man, great advice.
      I want to add my two cents:
      Be positive and nice to everyone. It pays eventually. Help people, smile and even try to be funny sometimes. It will help YOU with keeping positive when things seem too hard. If you let yourself think negative thoughts it will eventually ruin you. The world keeps trying to resist and you will get what you want only if you have the energy and the power to fight that resistance.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    first option: get a job, because you need money to start a new business

    second option: sell all assets, if there are none:

    third option : credit, loans, parents. lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

      first option: get a job, because you need money to start a new business

      second option: sell all assets, if there are none:

      third option : credit, loans, parents. lol.
      Third option is the classic 3F finance plan - friends, family and fools...
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      • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Third option is the classic 3F finance plan - friends, family and fools...


        nice!

        there is an advanced version of that:

        step 1) sell your story to as many members of the 3F club

        step 2) start with the lowest hanging member

        step 3) to not make enemies, after 1-2 years take the next member
        and with that money pay back member no.1

        step 4) repeat every 1-2 years

        step 5) do it until eternity, you basically never have to pay it back

        banks call it refinancing
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post



          nice!

          there is an advanced version of that:

          step 1) sell your story to as many members of the 3F club

          step 2) start with the lowest hanging member

          step 3) to not make enemies, after 1-2 years take the next member
          and with that money pay back member no.1

          step 4) repeat every 1-2 years

          step 5) do it until eternity, you basically never have to pay it back

          banks call it refinancing
          The DOJ calls it a Ponzi scheme...
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  • Profile picture of the author gurutard
    Learn to network. You never know who will open a door for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Yep. I've heard it said that the richest men in the world build networks.


      Originally Posted by gurutard View Post

      Learn to network. You never know who will open a door for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author ITjobSecrets
      From my experience there are two ways to start a journey of this type and this depends on whether you have money or not.

      If you have money you can afford to purchase coaching and training and software to make the journey all that more enjoyable and expedient. If you don't have money you will need to spend more time to learn the ropes and utilize some of the less powerful software tools and options at your disposal.

      Having money definitely gives you more flexibility and power so I would personally say the thing you really need to do is get some money for starters! Some will say that it's hard to get a job in this climate but it really is not that hard at all. You can even get a great job in IT (i.e.: Information Technology) with no degree or experience if you know some of the secrets on how to approach it.

      No matter what, don't give up. The race is not always to the fastest or the strongest but to those who finish the race. It will take you time to learn what particular area interests you the most and how to make money in this area but it is definitely worth it.

      All the best to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author cjshu99
    Nice list. Getting a job with flexible hours would help. I've been doing online marketing for 15 years and kept my full time job and benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    of course they do. i call banks a ponzi scheme. basically most financing is a ponzi.

    but you cannot tell them that, they would think you are some sort of holy man that doesnt get it
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Felixxx View Post

      Thanks Jeff. This is valuable information. Also, I think, building a list is the most important of an Internet business.List building is essential for every business. You can have a profitable business without a website.
      Yeah List Building is important. Especially in the Internet Realm. And it has been effective for countless Offline brick and mortar businesses and traditional Mail order.

      But to say EVERY business it is essential.....well is a stretch and actually not true at all..

      Iam sure the Core of business the NBA does not rely on List Building, And also many high profile Media types of Businesses and Corporations. as well as Business to Business Industrial Companies. do not rely on it.

      My Uncle worked for Pfizer for over 30 years. When they got out of the Chemical Business ( think Citric Acid, High Fructose Corn Syrup etc..etc..) he quit and went into business for himself and took those Clients and started servicing them making well over 600K a year as a one man show.
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      My Uncle has a handful of clients and has for over 23 years. He does no type of List Building. And does correspond through Email. But he is business to Business.

      So let's realize that List Building is NOT only not used by many Businesses but it would not even work or make sense and would be counter productive. for some


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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Nixon
    Fiverr is a good resource to build up some starter income, you can resell Fiverr gigs for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author semahsedut
    list = everything in IM world

    keep this in your mind forever ... even in heaven n hell there's a list ...
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by semahsedut View Post

      list = everything in IM world

      keep this in your mind forever ... even in heaven n hell there's a list ...
      One of the more funnier things I have hear today. Love it


      Remember though, not everything in IM world is geared towards list. For instance, Adsense sites which I still have a few, are not always intended to work in tandem with a List


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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    all these tips are great

    make sure you cut costs and do all these things in your mom's basements

    then buy her a brand new car once you make it!
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  • Profile picture of the author semahsedut
    i wish you the best in this journey bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael@@
    Probably not what you want to hear , but get a job
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    List building (+ relationship with subs) = the EASY way to do business $$$$$
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  • Profile picture of the author VLADDY3F
    hey jeff i have some money and i believe i have a great idea for a niche market but dont know where to start can you help me get going?
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  • Profile picture of the author angelap999
    I've gotten a lot of positive energetic exchanges that weren't necessarily money, but other things I needed for my business by doing a 'trade' of some sort. For example, I couldn't build a website or do graphic designing, but am strong in facebook marketing. So, I have met some friends online through conversation exchanges that helped me with my ebook picture formatting and website while I helped them with facebook marketing.

    Once you set your intent in place and actually need something - like help with a project you're actively working on, you could find someone to help you in exchange for a skill you have. Or, maybe even just for free (I've had this happened a few times) if you can't come up with money.
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  • Profile picture of the author vovanfree
    "really a helpful article for newbies. I will definitely agree with you . We should think about our future and start
    learning to learn.And One should be dynamic as well to learn new things always."
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  • Profile picture of the author silveroaks
    well i would say that in short it is a great post for the newbies. a lot can be learnt from this post which can actually be helpful to you in becoming successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author ramblinman
    Think there are two main parts to tackle first and foremost is if you are broke, find a job, you really need to, IM can help you in the long term with a lot of hard work, but a normal job will give you the money you need to survive in the short term. Second work on having the right mindset, be aware you might not strike success right away, it can take a long time for the good times to roll, you need to be fully prepared for this and have stick with the can do attitude. Too many just give up after a short while because all the immediate success promises they buy into are too much work and don't provide the success they crave straight away.
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  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    good advice, however I disagree with Get a Job.
    Find a good product and become an affiliate for it, no outlay but reap the rewards.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by infomaniacs View Post

      good advice, however I disagree with Get a Job.
      Find a good product and become an affiliate for it, no outlay but reap the rewards.
      "Becoming and affiliate" is indeed the easy part.

      If you believe the hundreds of threads and thousands of posts on this forum, "reaping the rewards" is a lot harder. At least for the average IMer.

      Regardless what the "burn the boats" advocates say, trying to make sales from a place of desperation doesn't work for most people.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
        Exactly. It makes a nice story, but real life is not like the movies.

        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        "Becoming and affiliate" is indeed the easy part.

        Regardless what the "burn the boats" advocates say, trying to make sales from a place of desperation doesn't work for most people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lawrence
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

    Cut expenses - Reduce your cellphone plan, cut cable, drop subscriptions, etc.
    I just dropped my $150 cable bill and will just how well Netflix at $8 per month will fill in the gap. Every last bit helps right
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