Broke, New to Internet Marketing, Need $3000 ... What Do You Do?

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You are broke, almost homeless, jobless, never done any kind of internet marketing, need to earn $3000 in the next 30 days.

What do you do?

What is the fastest and best way to solve this situation?
#broke #internet #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Jhf14
    honestly, if i was in this situation, i would write articles for $10 a pop and then market my services like crazy... however, you'll have to do some free articles to get some testimonials. If you're lucky, you can get hooked up with another IMer who needs articles on a regular basis... get a few of these and you have a solid client base.

    this technique also assumes you can write well. Also, you are going to be busting your butt so as long as you are not afraid of hard work, this technique could get you $100/day.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Set up a website to tell your story to raise $3000, good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      It depends on why you are broke. If it's because you haven't learned how to handle money, you can forget about making money on the internet right now. Save yourself the grief.

      If that's not the case, then almost any good marketing system/method will make you money. The key is in the follow-through. Most people never follow through with the necessary steps to get a payday before they get distracted.

      If you can stay focused your options are endless.

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      • Profile picture of the author davidomni
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        Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

        It depends on why you are broke. If it's because you haven't learned how to handle money, you can forget about making money on the internet right now. Save yourself the grief.
        Totally agree.

        Additionally, I would try JV broking, there`s a wso on it
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        • Profile picture of the author Abiel Jiqna
          Originally Posted by davidomni View Post

          Totally agree.

          Additionally, I would try JV broking, there`s a wso on it
          Where is that??
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        • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
          for a start I wouldn't even contemplate IM if I was in such dire straits. How on earth do you think you could make that amount of money under those conditions. If you're homeless how are you managing to access the internet!
          This forum is amazing, I swear I could take some of these threads and compile them into short reports to offer to a list or something.

          Anyway, if I needed that kind of money the first thing I would do is not focus on the internet. I would probably do a little ebay selling by buying products I researched on ebay first and them buying them on craigslist to sell for a good profit.

          You can put an ad that says you have so little money to spend. For instance whenever I needed money I would do a little research on ebay to find I could make about 100$ for every laptop I was able to flip using craigslist.

          I then would place an ad saying I had about 125.00$ to spend and did not fail to get at least 6 or more responses. I would then take the cash and setup shop on the internet now that some of the pressure had been taken off. Website, hosting, content, keyword research, autoresponder.

          I would then write my A** off everyday driving traffic to my squeeze page and sales page. I would try to get at least 4 sites setup this way. At the end of the month I would flip them off.

          If I did not have ANY money at all to start then I would just use free methods to do what I just mentioned. Weebly for website building, a free autoresponder, writing of course, and then scaling as I went along.

          If I did not have a computer well that is what they have the LIBRARY for. Once I had at least 100$ I would get a cheap used laptop with wifi on craigslist that way I can use the libraries free wifi everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I am not sure it's a wise time for you to be starting a business. Don't get me wrong there is money to be made but not in your timeframe with 0 knowledge.

    Be smart, you are in damage control mode. Offer your talents up for hire.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    for a start I wouldn't even contemplate IM if I was in such dire straits. How on earth do you think you could make that amount of money under those conditions. If you're homeless how are you managing to access the internet!

    I'd try and negotiate with my creditors to give me longer to pay, then work my ass off offline to get the money together

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Well internet marketing wouldn't even be in the "plan" because I would sell the computer to raise some cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hi,

    I'd sell websites to small businesses off line. Start early in the morning and call on every business until you make your target goal for that day. $3,000/30days= $100 a day. Better shoot for $150 or $200.

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    • Profile picture of the author rgrimes
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hi,

      I'd sell websites to small businesses off line. Start early in the morning and call on every business until you make your target goal for that day. $3,000/30days= $100 a day. Better shoot for $150 or $200.

      George Wright
      Hi George I appreciate your reply here as you focus not on the problem but the solution! Can you explain your method here a little more as in what you mean by sell a website? For example find a local business such as a dog shop, and make a site about dogs? I can tell you are successful as you think outside of the box!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author HeyAdMan
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hi,

      I'd sell websites to small businesses off line. Start early in the morning and call on every business until you make your target goal for that day. $3,000/30days= $100 a day. Better shoot for $150 or $200.

      George Wright
      Thanks George for your input. This is a great idea ... even if a person doesn't know how to build a website they can outsource it.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmerrick
    The mindset you must have to be successful in internet marketing is one of creativity. The stress of telling yourself there's no other way other than 3 grand in 30 days is definitely not facilitating toward that.

    Step back, relax, and realize you have lots of options. Then split your time 50/50 between taking an internet marketing intro course (Ed Dale's Thirty Day Challenge, Aaron Wall's SEO Book, or Frank Kern's Underachiever Method) and taking action on what you've learned.

    David Merrick
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  • Profile picture of the author Brushtale
    Hi
    This is not a get rich quick solution but will get you there if you stick at it. See my link below.
    In the mean time if you are fit and healthy have an attitude to try anything then do just that. I was desperate once and delivered fliers into mail boxes. Lot of walking but it paid the bills.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    That's a tough situation im sorry to hear that. Internet marketing is a learning process, and it takes some time to get good at it to know what your doing. I started off in it as a hobby.. but im putting a lot of time in it as of late, but considering your situation, i would shoot for a job offline, and learn affiliate marketing in your spare time. It would be extremely difficult to make 3000 in a month with no prior im experience. Not impossible, but damn near. I wish you much luck, and i hope you make it through his tough time in your life. Hang in there things will get better!
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    Set up about 100 sites on free hosts with the proxy org small proxy form and adsense and promote them everywhere. That's what I would be doing right now if I was completely desperate. But I am more into building a long term business now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas William
    I cant believe how often this exact question pops up, is it a group of the same people hell bent on finding every possible answer?

    My response would be: spend some time actually reading the forums here to extract what is required based upon your own situation. If you're unable to do your own research and the hard yards required to learn the methods, nobody is actually going to hand you the solution.

    *hint*
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Hartmann
    Get your financial situation right before you start in IM, otherwise you won't be able to outsource and you will be working 20 hours a day. Even if you do make 3k in a month, you'll likely blow it all; more money simply magnifies your financial know-how. That's why so many people win the lottery and it all goes down the drain. Sorry to be like this, but unless a major disaster has befallen you (and not a steady decline into neck-high debt), I don't think you should look into IM until you've sorted yourself out.
    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    Wow! you have had a lot of responces but its a difficult sitution to be in and i have been homeless myself once so i know the feeling,

    But in all honesty this internet marketing is not for you at this time i would try and get the money from working offline but thats my two cents worth

    You could check out my guide in the signiture link to see if that would help you but like most have said your better finding the money offline because your not in a position for a business at the present time without working your a$$ off and even then you may have a stumbling block that you could hit,

    Ed dales 30 day challenge also has some good stuff to learn form if your serious about the internet and income/business from it, its also free as i am currently learning more by it and it is good stuff using you tube to show the lessons

    anyway hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author AlanAyazyam
    HMMM...Interesting situation. First of all, you're going to have a killer story to tell when and if you hit it big. And if you stick to it, you most definitely will. However, in my experience 100% FREE money is extremely hard to come by.

    You could try squidoo, get some affiliate programs and start promoting. Squidoo is free. Search around for a free report on using squidoo. Start getting those affiliate checks and then use the money to build some opt-in websites.

    It's definitely not 100% impossible to get out of your situation using IM but it is going to be a challenge. You're going to have to have an insane amount of work ethic and persistence. If you are a good writer, build a decent portfolio and then head over to elance and get some article writing gigs.

    If you have absolutely NO money, like literally, you can write some articles for Associated Content for free. Sometimes they give you money up-front for your articles. Write about yourself, your plight, and make sure you lead it all back to the profound "macrocosm" of it all and I'm sure they will buy it and hand over some cash. You laugh but will work...

    THEN build some opt-in websites!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Renate
    I just have one question. As I can see you joined the warrior forum in 2007 already. What did you do since then? do you really know nothing about internetmarketing yet? What are your skills you can count on?

    When I look into your profile I read your occupation is advertising and marketing. This confuses me a bit. With these skills there should be ways to earn money online. With advertising and marketing skills you should be able to earn by promoting affiliate products or offering as a service to those who are week in advertising and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    I have to agree with everyone else and say that you should probably get a job for now. If you know nothing about internet marketing, it's not really something you can master overnight. Some people try for a long time and never make any money. Even if you have great guides to follow, odds are decent that you'll encounter some pitfalls. $3,000 your first month isn't impossible, but it's about 99.8% unrealistic for a newbie. If you're on the brink of being homeless, then you need to focus on getting money any way possible, and that should include options outside of internet marketing.

    Personally, if I HAD to make $3,000 in the next 30 days, I'd probably get a job at any place that would hire me and then take out a loan at the bank against my car. It's definitely not anyone's first choice . . . but you've got to do what you've got to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The OP (almost two years as a member) doesn't say "I need" but "what if you...." so he may just be asking the "need money fast" question out of curiosity. Could happen:rolleyes: (the question, that is, not the $3k)

      The time to start a business is not when you are broke and desperate but before you get that way.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Lee
    Learning how to successfully market online is one of the hardest things to do, and trying to do it in 30 days is just about impossible. Not saying it can't be done, but you shouldn't depend soley on this until you have learned the basics about marketing online and have established yourself a bit.

    By giving yourself a 30 day deadline to make 3k your setting yourself to fail... Step back, learn the basics & start small.
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    Well 3 grand from scratch is entirely possible within a month. I'm a newbie too and have only made a few clickbank sales so far, but I do know for sure it's possible. There's plenty of free article marketing guides here on WF, the one by Casey Gentles is pretty good.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeyAdMan
      Originally Posted by newBum76 View Post

      Well 3 grand from scratch is entirely possible within a month. I'm a newbie too and have only made a few clickbank sales so far, but I do know for sure it's possible. There's plenty of free article marketing guides here on WF, the one by Casey Gentles is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkedinlincoln
    If you're broke, you'll have to get any traffic you generate for free (read: Seo) and that (typically) takes a little while.

    Your best bet is to post content to highly trafficked sites that also are well indexed (squidoo, sribd etc.) using keywords that are trending RIGHT NOW in google trends linked to affiliate links for common interest products. That way you stand a chance of Google picking up your content and indexing you quickly. (Helps even more if you can create a few links per article)

    That would be the only way I could think to use IM to create that kind of money quickly from a dead start w/ no cash.

    But in 30 days, still kinda tight. Maybe see if you have a ski mask and friend that can drive real fast. lol

    Kathy
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    • Profile picture of the author HeyAdMan
      Originally Posted by linkedinlincoln View Post

      If you're broke, you'll have to get any traffic you generate for free (read: Seo) and that (typically) takes a little while.

      Your best bet is to post content to highly trafficked sites that also are well indexed (squidoo, sribd etc.) using keywords that are trending RIGHT NOW in google trends linked to affiliate links for common interest products. That way you stand a chance of Google picking up your content and indexing you quickly. (Helps even more if you can create a few links per article)

      That would be the only way I could think to use IM to create that kind of money quickly from a dead start w/ no cash.

      But in 30 days, still kinda tight. Maybe see if you have a ski mask and friend that can drive real fast. lol

      Kathy
      Kathy ... "ski mask and friend that can drive real fast". I like that humour. (LOL)
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  • Profile picture of the author writermommy6
    I have to agree with the others. If you have no experience it's an extreme longshot and if you're desperate it makes it even more of a longshot. Life experience, there's nothing like it.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeyAdMan
      Originally Posted by writermommy6 View Post

      I have to agree with the others. If you have no experience it's an extreme longshot and if you're desperate it makes it even more of a longshot. Life experience, there's nothing like it.
      Long shot (agreed) but not impossible!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeyAdMan
    I want to THANK YOU for ALL of your replies.

    This thread started for a number of reasons. The very first reason is because before you can send a Thank You to someone you purchase a WSO from you must have 30 posts completed and as you can see I was far below that so I had to post something.

    Secondly I do not like to post anything anywhere unless it can be of value to someone. I also realize that I do not necessarily have to be the one with all the answers since I am after all on a forum with a lot of sharp minds as was shown here tonight.

    Thirdly ... Kay King nailed it when she read and caught what I said which is (with emphasis added):

    "YOU" are broke, ALMOST homeless, jobless, never DONE any kind of internet marketing, need to earn $3000 in the next 30 days.

    What do "YOU" do?

    When I was trying to think of something to post that would bring value I thought of a lot of hurting people in this present economy ... people who have lost jobs for whatever reason and were having trouble finding suitable work. This is a time when people have to be creative and become entrepreneurial. Again the best place for creative entrepreneurial people is right here.

    There were some very interesting answers. Some caught me by surprise because I was looking for people with "It's possible" responses and yet I found some of the responses that were so ... "throw in the towel ... there is no way" attitudes.

    And then there were some very creative responses such as Joint Ventures, selling websites to business owners (you can outsource the work if you don't know how to build a website).

    Just because a person might be homeless, why can't they go to the local library, school, church, family member or a friend to borrow a computer.

    And then there were some humorous answers, there were answers based on the thinking that a person just squandered their money. What if they found themselves in a situations as described due to no fault of their own?

    Actually I believe there are many very good answers to my questions without finding out any more background on the person(s) need(s) than what was given. There could be many more detailed explanations but suffice it to say the individual just needed x-amount of money in x-days.

    Henry Ford knew there was a way to develop the 8-cylinder engine. He hired a group of people and told them what he wanted and of course had no plans to give them to create it with. They came back to him several times and said it was impossible to do. Henry said don't come back to me until you figure it out. You know the rest of the story ... they created the 8-cylinder engine and Fords are driven worldwide with these engines.

    Sometimes we are too quick to say something will not work or we need more information. (Hey ... I know this is true because I have said these things myself in times past.)

    The moral of the story .... there is ALWAYS a way. With all the technology available to us today, with all the information resources we have to include each other ... there are answers to questions we have not even thought of yet.

    Just to paraphrase what Kay King said ... why wait until it's raining to repair the roof.

    Thank all of you again for your very interesting answers and insights that could very well be the answer to someones situation that is currently reading this thread or the Title line will get their attention in the future and they just may find the answer they are looking for here.

    THANK ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH!!!

    Randy
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    Affiliate solution:
    if you sell a product that pays $40 per sale, 3k in 30 days requires 75 sales - or 2.5 sales a day.

    if we assume a 1% conversion rate, you'd need 250 visitors per day.

    I'd pick out 5 popular CB products, build a review site for each of them, and do whatever it took to get an average of 50 people a day to each of those reviews.

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    Product creation solution:

    package up some plr into a $97 product, build a squeeze page, sell the product on the back end.

    My experience is it would take 30 people a day to my squeeze page to do this (I average a 3% conversion rate on my traffic when I use a squeeze page)..
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  • Profile picture of the author CAPTCHAbiz
    Well for quick cash, i believe on ebay.com.

    Follow this procedure:

    1) Make an account at eBay.com

    2) Make account at artscafe.com (30 days free)

    3) From artscafe make personalized items like Mug, Mouse pad, Pendant and to sell them asap brand them all with Michael Jackson images.

    4) Your listing title should be "In the Memory of Michael Jackson, Personalized Mug"
    I mean 'In the memory of Michael Jackson' can be Mother Teressa or any other 'no more' celebrity.

    5) List ATLEAST 50-60 auctions per day which will cost you $0.15 BUT you need to pay that at the end of month. List them for 7 days with NO upgrades.

    6) From my experience you will sell 10-20% of your items, keep atleast $10-$15 profit per item.

    7) In a week you'll have over 350-400 items up on ebay you can make easy $500-$800 a week, you can offer upsells like 'Buy any 2 items and get 3rd free' etc. You can (with some work) achieve $1000 in a week or so.

    8) If you actually follow it you won't need to open this kind of thread again.

    Hope it helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    If you have so short a time and are in dire straits (no house) then it's best to get an offline job for some capital first.
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  • Profile picture of the author don15432
    One of the fastest ways to start earning money on the internet is to become an affiliate and promote someone else's product, try clickbank. Start writing some articles and submit them to popular article directories but make sure you have you own domain and learn how to use a redirect so that you not putting your affiliate link in the resource page. Once people read your article, if they like what they read, they will click on the link in you resource box. This will bring traffic to you affiliate page and you could start making money depending on what you are selling.
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