Are you thinking too small??

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Today I was a little shocked when I saw something on my news feed

It was one of those posts where the person was trying to get engagement, it went something like this "if you want to learn how I made $2.00 from $0.50 comment yes"

I was in shock with how many people were commenting. To me this thinking is way too small, if someone is showing this I'm guessing it's not too scalable. I get starting smal but still, this just seems way too small and limiting.

Does anyone on here think this small? Or is everyone like me and thinks much bigger??
#small #thinking
  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Yeah I always think big...maybe they were thinking 400% ROI was good though....
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  • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
    Yeah, that's a bit too small for me. If you take steps that small it'll take forever for a liveable income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chicago87
    It depends on how whether you can replicate the process and how quickly you can scale it.

    If I can earn $2.00 from $0.50, then can I earn $200 from $50? What about $20,000 from $5,000?
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    Depends on the person, sometimes a smaller goal is easier to achieve in someones mind and then take bigger steps.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by Paulk59 View Post

      Depends on the person, sometimes a smaller goal is easier to achieve in someones mind and then take bigger steps.
      I agree, everyone needs to start somewhere, but this just seems way too small
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    I mean it is a start. To me, yes that is to small. But for some people it is more of a confidence booster. Just to let them know that this IM thing really works. And they venture to even bigger things from there. Its better than no money at all lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reed Floren
    There's a surprising amount of people who have been interested in making money online for years and haven't made a dime yet. If they could make $2 from a $0.50 investment they would at least have something to show to themselves and their spouse that it does work.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post


    It was one of those posts where the person was trying to get engagement, it went something like this "if you want to learn how I made $2.00 from $0.50 comment yes"
    Yes, but remember that Mantra that is so heavily used around here...Rinse and Repeat.

    In this case you might have to "Rinse" until the skin on your hands gets raw and ripped apart LOL


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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Yes, but remember that Mantra that is so heavily used around here...Rinse and Repeat.

      In this case you might have to "Rinse" until the skin on your hands gets raw and ripped apart LOL


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      Lol, take it down to the bone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    Yes, it's small thinking but a start I suppose.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    If you're talking about making a living, it's teensy.

    On the other hand, look at the thousands that populate sites like Amazon Turk, or the various "get paid to" sites, where people do things that take little skill or effort while they're watching TV, and maybe making enough to pay the cable bill a couple of times a year. It's time they would have spent doing nothing in front of the TV, but this way they make a little pin money.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      If you're talking about making a living, it's teensy.

      On the other hand, look at the thousands that populate sites like Amazon Turk, or the various "get paid to" sites, where people do things that take little skill or effort while they're watching TV, and maybe making enough to pay the cable bill a couple of times a year. It's time they would have spent doing nothing in front of the TV, but this way they make a little pin money.
      I suppose that makes sense, it just doesn't seem like enough to me, but maybe that's just me
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

        I suppose that makes sense, it just doesn't seem like enough to me, but maybe that's just me
        As a hobby, my wife spends her TV time with her laptop, entering online contests and sweepstakes. She also wins more often than you would expect. Most of the time, the prize is a sample product or coupon for a free item. In terms you're looking at, the payoff is tiny compared to the time invested. But she has fun doing it using time that would have been spent doing nothing but staring at the big square eyeball.

        And every so often, she wins something bigger. Including the mid-range HP laptop I'm typing this on.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMets5
    It would have been a more captivating headline if it said something about a 400% ROI or quadrupling my investment and leaving out the actual dollar amount....but growth is growth and I think that was the intention
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
    Is this too small? I guess it depends on who you ask. Believe it or not, there's actually a market that responds to tiny results. You got a peak at that market when you saw all the people commenting on it. For folks in the free traffic exchange & free solo ad arena, .50 cents might even be a stretch, but that's their mindset. The people you surround yourself with are going to play a big part in your viewpoint. They just want enough cash to buy a new toy or pay their cell phone bill.
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  • Profile picture of the author wifiboos
    If a funnel converts at 400% I would be very content if I could scale that consistently over time. I suspect the ad was targeted at people like you who want to make big money but recognise the conversion metrics of a good PPC campaign. So still thinking big, I'd swap 50c for $2 dollars all day long.
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  • Profile picture of the author San Kumar
    Yeah I think it's small thinking and nothing great was ever achieved by small thinking. The greatest of mankind's accomplishments have been built on big dreams and big goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author EelKat
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    Today I was a little shocked when I saw something on my news feed

    It was one of those posts where the person was trying to get engagement, it went something like this "if you want to learn how I made $2.00 from $0.50 comment yes"

    I was in shock with how many people were commenting. To me this thinking is way too small, if someone is showing this I'm guessing it's not too scalable. I get starting smal but still, this just seems way too small and limiting.

    Does anyone on here think this small? Or is everyone like me and thinks much bigger??

    Well, I remember years ago, back when I first started, I opened my PayPal one day to see that I had made .37c.

    It was my first ever payment from anything online ever.

    .37c

    I was ecstatic. I felt like jumping over the moon and screaming from rooftops.

    So, I can understand, how if someone is just starting out and they earned $2, super easy and super fast... yep, I can completely understand their excitement and wanting to rush to somewhere and tell people how they did it.

    I don't think that is them "thinking small", I think that is them just being excited to realize "Hey! I really can make money online! Woo-hoo!"

    Of course, now that I've been doing this a few years, I can look back and think: "OMG! Why was I getting so excited over .37c?"

    I think it's the newness of it. Being not sure if making money online is a viable option or not and then suddenly realizing you REALLY CAN make money online.

    I think being excited the first time you make money online is a good thing, no matter how small the amount is, because it inspires you to ask: "If I can make .37c doing this, I should be able to make $37 doing that, and $370 doing it this way and $3,700 doing it that way..." That tiny first step, is the one that pushes you forward looking for ways to make bigger amounts and more of them, more often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexis Webup
    Yes small thinking
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  • Profile picture of the author innn
    Perhaps the people who commented were from poor countries, where $2 is quite big money
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  • Profile picture of the author Blistrel
    Yes it is small amount, but it can sure add up, specially if the ROI is greater than 50 percent!
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  • Profile picture of the author pam2011
    I think if it is simply to make an extra car payment or pay a couple of bills then it's fine. If it is to start a real business, then the only way to think is BIG.
    Just my opinion though.
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