How would you make $30/day?

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I spent a bunch of money on an IM project that didn't work and now I'm almost broke.

I need to pull in about $30/day to cover living costs.

Any ideas?

Used to be I could do this with article writing in 2 hours a day, but I did a quick check and the requirements have gone wayy up... maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
#$30 or day #make
  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Your question is to vague. What have you done besides article marketing?

    How much experience do you have?

    What are your interests?

    How much capital do you have?

    When do you want to start making this type of income?

    Ask yourself these questions then use the search feature to help find answers.

    Then come back here and more detailed question.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      Q: What have you done besides article marketing?

      I've managed PPC campaigns, done email marketing, created products, gotten affiliates.

      Q: How much experience do you have?

      A medium amount of PPC experience, a bit more with email marketing and affiliate management.

      Q: What are your interests?

      Self improvement

      Q: How much capital do you have?

      Zero, effectively.

      Q: When do you want to start making this type of income?

      As soon as possible... so while I could pitch myself as e.g a PPC or affiliate manager, I need some cash up front.
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      • Profile picture of the author dmaster555
        Why would you even pitch yourself as a PPC or Affiliate manager when you can't even make $30? This boggles my mind honestly.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
        Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

        Q: What have you done besides article marketing?

        I've managed PPC campaigns, done email marketing, created products, gotten affiliates.

        Q: How much experience do you have?

        A medium amount of PPC experience, a bit more with email marketing and affiliate management.

        Q: What are your interests?

        Self improvement

        Q: How much capital do you have?

        Zero, effectively.

        Q: When do you want to start making this type of income?

        As soon as possible... so while I could pitch myself as e.g a PPC or affiliate manager, I need some cash up front.
        You have some experience here and there but there is a problem...you still can't figure out how to make $900 per month.

        You don't have any capital and can't legally work?

        If this was me, I either get a job under the table or borrow some money and move back to where you can work legally.

        There are millions of people who want a 'job' online (not a business).

        And 99% of them can't figure that out.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

    I need to pull in about $30/day to cover living costs.
    Get a job to cover your living expenses. Then worry about Internet Marketing, it may take a long time to start making money. Living expenses come first !
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    • Profile picture of the author ValueTown
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      Yes indeed. This was my main downfall when I first started out. I just could not face up to it though because I was so focused on living out my dream of travelling etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Used to be I could do this with article writing in 2 hours a day, but I did a quick check and the requirements have gone wayy up... maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
    If you used to write - you can still do that. You need to do more than a "quick check" -look at upwork and freelancer (I'd skip Fiverr...seriously). Do a google search for "where to get writing jobs" and start reading....there are multiple blogs and freelance sites and advice to follow. So many places to find jobs writing for those who can do it.

    If you can write and spell and don't butcher the language you are way ahead of many here who need to earn money. Use the skills you have for now. If you aren't willing to put in the effort and hours to get back into writing - get at least a part time job.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      I checked all of those, but then I'm competing against dozens of people out of India and Bangladesh... and especially on Freelancer it looks like the clients are people who want writers out of India or Bangladesh.

      What I used to do was go on iWriter and just pick some articles to write and write them... but that's not going so well.

      I suppose I could try writing some short articles on iWriter to see if they will send me special requests once they see I'm better than 99.5% of the other writers on the site...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

    I spent a bunch of money on an IM project that didn't work and now I'm almost broke.

    I need to pull in about $30/day to cover living costs.

    Any ideas?

    Used to be I could do this with article writing in 2 hours a day, but I did a quick check and the requirements have gone wayy up... maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
    Well, I think it's possible with blogging but you should probably look for any job you can find in the meantime. Keep your chin up though buddy and keep working your dreams!
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    Create a landing page in your website using word press plugin "WP leads X", If you dont have website you can create own landing page in getreponse and you can collect the lead as well,
    Create a campaign in Bing ads or Facebook ads, refer some YouTube video before running the ad,.


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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      Thanks, but I don't have the money to run a paid traffic campaign, the lead time to start bringing in people via a two step opt-in/email drip campaign is a bit long, there's a lot of time/effort involved in first doing the research to find out which affiliate niches can get cheap traffic, and most crucially despite all of that it's not at all certain to work before I run out of money...
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

    I spent a bunch of money on an IM project that didn't work and now I'm almost broke.

    I need to pull in about $30/day to cover living costs.

    Any ideas?

    Used to be I could do this with article writing in 2 hours a day, but I did a quick check and the requirements have gone wayy up... maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
    Apart from getting a job if you want to write you might want to check out blogmutt

    They charge quite highly for content and are likely to be able to pay more to writers who can deliver what their customers demand.

    Still, I'd get a job or do some random work around your area and write after I'd got the $30 required each day.

    The reason I suggest blogmutt is businesses like mine pay the type of fees they charge for the quality. They don't charge you to join as a writer, Check out their FAQ and maybe signup.

    Meantime even if you don't want to get permanent work there are usually tons of odd jobs out there if you knock on a few doors.

    Best of luck.

    Kind regards,

    Ozi
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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      Thanks! I will check that out.

      Getting a job is not an option -- I am currently in an obscure country with no work permit.
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

        Q: What have you done besides article marketing?

        I've managed PPC campaigns, done email marketing, created products, gotten affiliates.

        Q: How much experience do you have?

        A medium amount of PPC experience, a bit more with email marketing and affiliate management.

        Q: What are your interests?

        Self improvement

        Q: How much capital do you have?

        Zero, effectively.

        Q: When do you want to start making this type of income?

        As soon as possible... so while I could pitch myself as e.g a PPC or affiliate manager, I need some cash up front.
        Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

        I checked all of those, but then I'm competing against dozens of people out of India and Bangladesh... and especially on Freelancer it looks like the clients are people who want writers out of India or Bangladesh.

        What I used to do was go on iWriter and just pick some articles to write and write them... but that's not going so well.

        I suppose I could try writing some short articles on iWriter to see if they will send me special requests once they see I'm better than 99.5% of the other writers on the site...
        Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

        Thanks! I will check that out.

        Getting a job is not an option -- I am currently in an obscure country with no work permit.
        Please note -- I know that sometimes the written word comes across as harsh when it's not meant to be. Please know the following is meant to be helpful, not harsh.

        It looks like you have experience and you've had clients. My first suggestion is to figure out how/why that fell apart so that when money starts coming in, it doesn't go downhill again.

        Since a job is not an option (based on what you've said), I will give the advice I generally give writers in your situation. (I'm not sure what country you live in, so you might need to adjust this advice.)

        Don't compete with writers who charge $1 an article. Go offline. Write for biz owners.

        Have a website that shows you are a freelance writer. You need to have samples of your work.

        What to offer? Here is a list to start:
        1. Newsletters - bonus for recurring income
        2. Press Releases - can be recurring
        3. E-books - can be recurring
        4. Case Studies - usually recurring
        5. Whitepapers - usually recurring
        6. Emails - recurring
        7. Employee Handbooks
        8. Business Plans
        9. Marketing Plans
        10. Website Content - can be recurring
        11. Blog Posts - recurring
        12. Social Media Posts - recurring
        13. Brochures

        Want an additional idea? Create a press release website (or a general business news & events website) for your town/city. Charge business owners to write the press release and then offer to post it, or charge a fee to post a press release that they've already prepared. The website gives you a "reason" to contact the biz owners. ("Would you like to be featured on XYZ website?")

        Again, this is geared more to the US. You may need to adjust this for your area.

        Also, this is off the top of my head, not really knowing the details of your situation.

        I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I suppose I could try writing some short articles on iWriter to see if they will send me special requests once they see I'm better than 99.5% of the other writers on the site...
    Why can't you try on iwriter and on other numerous sites online that accept submitted articles?

    Yes, you do have to show you are 'better' - they won't take your word for it. You don't have to compete with English second language writers - there are many buyers out there who hire first language writers. There is enough work for everyone - you have to claim your space with the work you do.

    You can't succeed in anything with a defeatist attitude. You have a skill you can use - that will be the fastest path to the money you need.

    You can sit back and try a little of this and a little of that - or put on the big girl pants and dive in full time to finding writing work that PAYS. The work is there but it won't come to you. You have to go after it.

    When you bid on freelance sites don't "bid and wait to see" - place dozens of bids (when I began freelancing I placed 50-100 bids a day) and you will start getting some work. Be easy for buyers to work with - do a great job on time every time and the client base will grow.

    If all you want is an easy $30 a day - get a part time job first and THEN decide what IM method you want to pursue.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      What sites besides iWriter would you recommend? Textbroker?

      I am well aware I have to show I am better -- I have over 1400 positive reviews (and Elite Plus status or whatever it is called) on iWriter from back when I last did the article thing.

      But all of my long term repeat clients from there have long since dissipated and no longer use the site. And the articles which are available to write there are, shall we say, not very appealing...
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    If all you done is free marketing and nothing is working for you, then you need to look into paid ads.

    You say that you spent money on different projects and it seems to me that you bought some programs that teach you how to make money online but all you did PROBABLY was learn from people who are earning less than $100 per month and they "teach" others like yourself how to earn $1,000's. (The blind leading the blind).
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  • There are a lot of ways to earn money online besides affiliate marketing. You can offer services online. There are a lot of online jobs available such as encoder, virtual assistant, marketer, etc. You must know which job suits you. You may also blogging or earn through social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author ValueTown
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    I would be an affiliate for a product and then focus all my attention on driving traffic to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ValueTown
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    I also forgot to mention, I would be visiting freelance sites such as fiver and be offering any kind of skills that I had.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Get a low paying job.

    The internet responds poorly to folks who see it as an orderly way to make a salary. Doesn't work that way. No such thing as linear in this world. But a salaried offline job is very linear.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreas3
      That's a very insightful comment
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  • Profile picture of the author technicky
    get a job to cover your living expenses first. It will take you such time to make money for your own business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ealiche1967
    If you are interested in getting 30$/day then you can make it possible with your hard work and before start you need to get idea what are your interests? You can make lot of money with article writing and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author begjorina
    If you can write article, you will be able to earn money from the online sector, but there is no way to fixed your income. I am sure you will be able to earn a good amount of money. Thanks for your asking.
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  • Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

    I spent a bunch of money on an IM project that didn't work and now I'm almost broke.

    I need to pull in about $30/day to cover living costs.

    Any ideas?

    Used to be I could do this with article writing in 2 hours a day, but I did a quick check and the requirements have gone wayy up... maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

    Given you background, I'd spend the 2 hours a day writing articles that are intended to sell affiliate products. I'd find relatively inexpensive products... that would feel almost like impulse buys to potential customers.

    I'd also choose items that were genuine solutions to very specific problems.

    Then my articles would be about the specific problem. I'd use the "Problem,Agitate, Solution" formula in my articles.

    Discuss the problem, explain why it's not going to get any better unless something is done about it (perhaps even explaining how it could eventually get much worse) and then discuss possible solutions. Somewhere near the end of the article, I'd mention my target affiliate product as the most logical solution, perhaps comparing it to alternatives.

    I'd distribute those articles far and wide, posting them on article directories, on social media (perhaps as a NOTE on Facebook, or Google+). I'd also probably turn the articles into slides (just putting a few bullets on each slide covering main points). I'd record those slides using Camtasia as I read or talked through the articles. I'd upload those recordings to YouTube and Facebook (and perhaps other video sharing site). On you tube, I'd optimize the tags, title and description to get my articles noticed more easily, and also share the YouTube article in other places using the share functionality built right into YouTube.

    If you choose the proper products... products that are proven sellers and that solve real problems, you shouldn't have any problems making not only $30 per day, but a LOT more.

    It may start off slow at first, but it will gradually pick up speed, and ideally you do this in your spare time anyway rather than just wasting time engaged in other mindless activities.

    By the way, this IS one of several ways that I earn money online EVERY DAY :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
    Well, since you are not able to get a job, I agree that you should used
    the skill you already have. Focus on writing and submitting a set
    number of articles a day until momentum kicks in.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    To start making money online, you can do affiliate marketing and work on Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Buy and sell email traffic....boom. No risk...sell on Facebook...then find a quality guy to buy from. Buy from someone at .35 per clicks and sell to newbie MLM people for 50-60 a clicks.

    Simple
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by andreas3 View Post

    What sites besides iWriter would you recommend? Textbroker?

    I am well aware I have to show I am better -- I have over 1400 positive reviews (and Elite Plus status or whatever it is called) on iWriter from back when I last did the article thing.

    But all of my long term repeat clients from there have long since dissipated and no longer use the site. And the articles which are available to write there are, shall we say, not very appealing...
    What does that have to do with anything? Who cares if they are "not very appealing"?

    Will they pay the bills, keep the lights on, put food on the table? If the answer is yes, suck it up and churn out good stuff on unappealing topics.

    I understand not having a work visa in a foreign country. It sucks. I also know that most places have two economies - the official one and an underground, cash-and-barter based one. Are there people for whom you could work on a cash under the table basis long enough to get back on your feet? Or maybe you could barter for things like rent and food.

    It may not be pleasant, but it's temporary. You do what you have to do until you can move on from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    The quickest way to make $30 per day right now is to do some freelance work. Having no money right now to invest means you need to find something which doesn't require you to have a lot of money to get started. Starting with freelance work is the best way for you to get started without spending too much.

    First, you must find out what it is that you're good at. Next, you'll need to conduct research to figure out if there's a need for your particular skill. If there is a need for your skill, then you can use it to make some money.

    Take some time right now to think about something or even a skill you are interested in learning. Master it and then offer it as a service.

    Hope that helps.
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