I Need to Make $565,000 in the Next 10 Months

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Anyone want to help brainstorm ideas for ways I can gross $565,000 by September of next year?

A couple limitations:

1. It must be legal and ethical.
2. It must be able to be accomplished from a remote location.

I know there are people who do that amount of money (or more) in less than that timeframe, although I'll admit most people don't jump in and do that without working up to it.

I'm assuming I'd be doing something online and would pay affiliates, so half of that amount is devoted to that. If it were something I could do solo the figure I'd need is just $282,500.

Any ideas from people who have done that?

Thanks.

Jay Jennings
#$565 #make #months
  • Profile picture of the author HarrisonJ
    Create a high quality digital product that is within a niche you know a lot about. Create an affiliate program. Promote affiliate program. Profit. That's pretty much the only way there is to make a lot of money online.

    Or you could create a high traffic content site monetized by ads, but that is a lot more work.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      Originally Posted by HarrisonJ View Post

      Create a high quality digital product that is within a niche you know a lot about. Create an affiliate program. Promote affiliate program. Profit. That's pretty much the only way there is to make a lot of money online.

      Or you could create a high traffic content site monetized by ads, but that is a lot more work.

      There are many other ways to make money online that do not involve creating a digital product or having affiliates...
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    • Profile picture of the author sligon00
      Originally Posted by HarrisonJ View Post

      Create a high quality digital product that is within a niche you know a lot about. Create an affiliate program. Promote affiliate program. Profit. That's pretty much the only way there is to make a lot of money online.

      Or you could create a high traffic content site monetized by ads, but that is a lot more work.

      That is not the only way ( affiliate program ) to make a lot of money
      online .

      Good friend of mine just does CPA and brings in 100K, per month.

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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    The best thing I can think of is to spend the next several months coming up with a truly massive product based on a topic you know a lot about, get an amazing sales page written for it, then look for affiliates with huge lists to promote it for you.

    Product should cost at least $300 and pay out 60% or greater commissions if you want to make a lot with one product. Just be prepared to show affiliates the product so they can see the quality.

    You should spend plenty of time networking to build a network of people willing to promote your stuff. That way you have the affiliates in place before the launch.

    That's what I would do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Agree with the two replies above me. But you can also try one of the offline methods. You can make a search for them in the WSO forum.

    The amount is huge to the fact that you still don't have a name that people can instantly recognize and buy from you. But everything is possible in life, and you should go for it.

    Cheers,

    Mike G
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    Thank you for the suggestions so far.

    More ideas are always welcome, even if they appear to be far out. =

    Jay Jennings
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    Well, some of us know Jay Jennings' name.

    I first heard his name from the lips of the late SEO Guru (that many of you have never heard of, either): Ken Giddens. Sheesh. 4 years since he's passed. RIP, Ken -- we miss ya!

    I always heard becoming a millionaire explained this way:
    Create a product that costs $1000 and sell 1000 of them. Ka-ching!
    So, all ya gotta do is find something that people would be willing to
    pay $1000 for something, and you "only" need 1000 of theme. B2B
    would be my bet.

    Live JoyFully!

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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
      Originally Posted by zapseo View Post

      Well, some of us know Jay Jennings' name.
      Ha! Thanks, that feels good. =

      Yep, it's easy to break down the need into something that looks "simple" to accomplish. After all, who couldn't sell just 1,000 copies of something?

      Well...

      At a 2% conversion rate you need 50,000 visitors. With a 20% click-thru rate (which is pretty high from what I've seen) that means you need to have 250,000 people open your emails and with a 25% open rate you need to mail to 1,000,000 people.

      My list isn't that big. Yet. =

      Which is where JV partners come in, but still, a million people mailing is a pretty big deal.

      Maybe someone who's done a launch and made ~$500,000 could swing by and tell us how many emails went out to do that? That would be interesting.

      Jay Jennings
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Just what I was thinking Judy.

      George Wright

      Originally Posted by zapseo View Post

      Well, some of us know Jay Jennings' name.

      I first heard his name from the lips of the late SEO Guru (that many of you have never heard of, either): Ken Giddens. Sheesh. 4 years since he's passed. RIP, Ken -- we miss ya!

      I always heard becoming a millionaire explained this way:
      Create a product that costs $1000 and sell 1000 of them. Ka-ching!
      So, all ya gotta do is find something that people would be willing to
      pay $1000 for something, and you "only" need 1000 of theme. B2B
      would be my bet.

      Live JoyFully!

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  • Profile picture of the author davidyair
    thats the ticket!
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  • Profile picture of the author WealthWithin
    It is possible.

    How much are you willing to invest?
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    • Profile picture of the author Cashcalf
      Originally Posted by WealthWithin View Post

      It is possible.

      How much are you willing to invest?
      Yes. That should be the first question before any suggestions... Businesses are basically Investments and at the end of the day, its ROI. Thinking of $565,000 (returns) before knowing how much you intend or able to invest is not wise...

      If you can spare 10k, I have something for you buts it's not related to Internet Marketing. PM me if interested

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      sorry for my poor english
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Jay,

      565,000/300= roughly $1900 day, let us take 1 month out for testing in that case roughly $2100 day.

      Is $2100 day possible? yes, Provided you are adequately funded, have good testing budget

      get in tough with couple of quality CPA networks. Choose 1 highly competitive vertical with clean offer. No rebill/big opp S***, pool out decent list of keywords. Ensure, the keywords you are choosing have reasonable volume and others are bidding on them since quite sometime..


      Have close look look at 3 to 4 of your close competitors, get an understanding of landing page (if they are monetizing the traffic by building list, move on next niche, we do not know what is in pipeline)

      Now go get a quality landing page designed.. Install a tracking system with offer rotation script built in. And launch a highly targeted campaign on Adwords with a budget of $750 or more day.

      Wait for 2 days, adjust the bid so that none of your keyword is in top 4 position, and also none of your keyword on 2nd page.

      Wait for another 8 days, now dump the non converting keywords.

      By now you should have a profitable campaign at smaller scale though. Scale it up by placement targeting an moving to other search engines.
      Improve ROI by tweaking like position testing/day parting.

      To reach $ 2100. we need to spend $7000 to $10,000 a day, @ 20 to 30% ROI, Once we are in money.

      Do not try above exercise if you have less than 30k to start with, you will not be able to make it profitable .

      At initial testing volume you should be able to get weekly payments, still you need spend capacity of 2 to 3k for 10 to 12 days, before you get next payment.

      How about this idea?
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      • Profile picture of the author sligon00
        Originally Posted by Amfire View Post

        Jay,

        565,000/300= roughly $1900 day, let us take 1 month out for testing in that case roughly $2100 day.

        Is $2100 day possible? yes, Provided you are adequately funded, have good testing budget

        get in tough with couple of quality CPA networks. Choose 1 highly competitive vertical with clean offer. No rebill/big opp S***, pool out decent list of keywords. Ensure, the keywords you are choosing have reasonable volume and others are bidding on them since quite sometime..


        Have close look look at 3 to 4 of your close competitors, get an understanding of landing page (if they are monetizing the traffic by building list, move on next niche, we do not know what is in pipeline)

        Now go get a quality landing page designed.. Install a tracking system with offer rotation script built in. And launch a highly targeted campaign on Adwords with a budget of $750 or more day.

        Wait for 2 days, adjust the bid so that none of your keyword is in top 4 position, and also none of your keyword on 2nd page.

        Wait for another 8 days, now dump the non converting keywords.

        By now you should have a profitable campaign at smaller scale though. Scale it up by placement targeting an moving to other search engines.
        Improve ROI by tweaking like position testing/day parting.

        To reach $ 2100. we need to spend $7000 to $10,000 a day, @ 20 to 30% ROI, Once we are in money.

        Do not try above exercise if you have less than 30k to start with, you will not be able to make it profitable .

        At initial testing volume you should be able to get weekly payments, still you need spend capacity of 2 to 3k for 10 to 12 days, before you get next payment.

        How about this idea?

        You also have to consider that the CPA networks hold your money
        for around 45 days before paying out ... just an FYI
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Im sensing the OP's questions had a tint of parody in it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
      Originally Posted by jazbo View Post

      Im sensing the OP's questions had a tint of parody in it?
      Yeah, a tint, but I'm also serious. If it were only a joke I would have said I need the money next week or something silly -- not a whole 10 MONTHS!

      As far as the investment goes, that should have been restriction #3...

      #3 (Almost) No monetary investment, only time/creativity/skill.

      If I had money to invest I probably wouldn't come to the WF for suggestions. I'm sure there are some wise investors here, but that's not really what people are here for.

      Back to the serious/joke thing, I understand it looks like a joke topic, but it's actually what I'm brainstorming in real life, so I thought I'd throw it out to get some different perspectives.

      Thanks.

      Jay Jennings
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan6
    What is it with people an ebooks on here? If you can create an amazing product then that is great, but there are already a lot of great products out there and if you want to earn commissions rather than be a vendor then you have fierce competition from people who know SEO inside out... or people that spends thousands of pounds on PPC every day.

    Half a million dollars within a year from scratch? You could always give the lottery a try?!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vagabond 007
    Rob a bank. Oh wait.

    Postcard marketing. Too much to post here, but the cliff notes....

    1. Decide how much you want to make. So you already completed step 1.
    2. Find a list of people who buy via mail
    3. Make sure that lists gets thousands of fresh names every month
    4. Find product to sell to that list, must have at least a $60 profit margin (give or take a few)
    5. Set up free recorded message
    6. Create postcard
    7. Send out a test mailing of 1,000 postcards, directing people to free recorded message
    8. If you got a positive ROI, roll out a bigger mailing
    9. Because of the fresh names every month, you can continue to mail postcards

    Come back here and thank me.

    Of course there are more details in those 9 steps. But trust me, it's doable. It's actually my next goal...something I'm going to get started on shortly.

    It's just getting a positive ROI and then scaling up. Read "The 12 Month Millioniare" by Vincent James. EXCELLENT read.

    On a very similar note, if direct mail is of interest to you, check out my thread (by clicking here) with free videos explaining everything I know about using direct mail to get attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author sligon00
      Originally Posted by Vagabond 007 View Post

      Rob a bank. Oh wait.

      Postcard marketing. Too much to post here, but the cliff notes....

      1. Decide how much you want to make. So you already completed step 1.
      2. Find a list of people who buy via mail
      3. Make sure that lists gets thousands of fresh names every month
      4. Find product to sell to that list, must have at least a $60 profit margin (give or take a few)
      5. Set up free recorded message
      6. Create postcard
      7. Send out a test mailing of 1,000 postcards, , directing people to free recorded message
      8. If you got a positive ROI, roll out a bigger mailing
      9. Because of the fresh names every month, you can continue to mail postcards

      Come back here and thank me.

      Of course there are more details in those 9 steps. But trust me, it's doable. It's actually my next goal...something I'm going to get started on shortly.

      It's just getting a positive ROI and then scaling up.

      Hmm, if only someone would create a postcard marketing course going into much more detail about those 9 steps.

      On a very similar note, if direct mail is of interest to you, check out my thread (by clicking here) with free videos explaining everything I know about using direct mail to get attention.

      I know someone who has a DVD course, you can google him, his name
      is Luke Jaten, and his partner is Matt Trainer ... I bought the course,
      but have not gone thru it yet ...


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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Start a membership site.That way you can also earn monthly residual income.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
      Originally Posted by tommen View Post

      Start a membership site.That way you can also earn monthly residual income.
      Yep, assuming it took you a couple of months to
      research a niche market, get your site set up and
      add your initial content... you'd have eight months
      to make your target income.

      $565,000/8 = approx $70,000 a month.

      With a membership fee of only $97 you'd need to
      recruit 730 members in month one and maintain
      that level of membership for all eight months.

      Assuming a 2% conversion rate, you'd need to
      generate around 36,500 unique visitors. You could
      reduce that if you had a good OTO on the back end.


      Finding the right JV partners and affiliates who can
      collectively generate that level of traffic would be
      achievable in the right niche market.

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      • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
        Totally doable Jay.

        Create a solid system that includes upsells, cross sells and affiliate tracking

        - Select a high priced competitive market you resonate with

        - Establish an authority blog and post often

        - Get to know the players in the industry and interview them

        - Release PR and get fame

        - Create a FREE report / video with upsell

        - Sell an autoresponder membership program

        - Upsell to personal mentoring and group coaching

        - Build sites to feed the system and train affiliates

        - Do premium content interviews for other sites

        - Run webinars to JV partners and sell high priced package (DVD homestudy)

        - Make affiliated offers

        - Clone the best buyer terms and repeat under a private label

        - License the system to Live Speakers for % split

        - Sell the business for multiple earnings

        - Write a book about it to get fame

        - Relax

        Regards

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeHumphreys
          Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

          Totally doable Jay.

          Create a solid system that includes upsells, cross sells and affiliate tracking

          - Select a high priced competitive market you resonate with

          - Establish an authority blog and post often

          - Get to know the players in the industry and interview them

          - Release PR and get fame

          - Create a FREE report / video with upsell

          - Sell an autoresponder membership program

          - Upsell to personal mentoring and group coaching

          - Build sites to feed the system and train affiliates

          - Do premium content interviews for other sites

          - Run webinars to JV partners and sell high priced package (DVD homestudy)

          - Make affiliated offers

          - Clone the best buyer terms and repeat under a private label

          - License the system to Live Speakers for % split

          - Sell the business for multiple earnings

          - Write a book about it to get fame

          - Relax

          Regards

          James
          All great ideas that are definitely doable. There's also a bunch of other great ideas as well.

          But here's a better question IMHO: Why not look at taking what you're already doing -- or did in your best year to date -- and scale it bigger?

          So if you released 2 products, then release 4.

          If you did 3 JVs, then do 6.

          If you write another popular IM software app like you've done before, then you could quite easily surpass $200K in a year.

          Break it down into small manageable tasks and then take action consistently.

          At least that's my opinion... I could be wrong.

          Best of luck,

          Mike
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          • Profile picture of the author RMC
            One word. Middleman

            It's super easy if you can talk to people.

            Spend the next 8 months building as many contacts as you can in a niche. Go to events, email contacts, provide value to the super high up in your industry. Get interviews if you can as an extra backup plan or bonus. Then spend the remaining 2 brokering deals with people that have great products but no contacts, you can even use some of the interviews as a bonus to their product. Go 50% and do that for 5 to 10 people or do one big launch if you get a high ticket launch and a ton of jv's. You're all set.

            I'm doing this in a way for my own product. I have my assistant working on getting JV's every day. My opt-ins are growing FAST.

            If you don't hit the number it won't be long after. JV's are the fastest way to grow your online business.
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        • Profile picture of the author sligon00
          Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

          Totally doable Jay.

          Create a solid system that includes upsells, cross sells and affiliate tracking

          - Select a high priced competitive market you resonate with

          - Establish an authority blog and post often

          - Get to know the players in the industry and interview them

          - Release PR and get fame

          - Create a FREE report / video with upsell

          - Sell an autoresponder membership program

          - Upsell to personal mentoring and group coaching

          - Build sites to feed the system and train affiliates

          - Do premium content interviews for other sites

          - Run webinars to JV partners and sell high priced package (DVD homestudy)

          - Make affiliated offers

          - Clone the best buyer terms and repeat under a private label

          - License the system to Live Speakers for % split

          - Sell the business for multiple earnings

          - Write a book about it to get fame

          - Relax

          Regards

          James

          Hey James,


          Great Post, you should write an ebook with a video up sell

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          • Profile picture of the author bazzais
            I'd stick to being an affiliate. I wouldn't even enter the market of creating a product and selling it through my own affiliates.

            If you want to have a go at making a **** load - this is the perfect time of year.

            Look in your local and national media and look for whats going to be selling this time of year - ie the fads, the fashions, the 'i want for christmas' stuff. Look for catchy phrases used by large companies in their media campaigns but they have not capitalised on with their web campaigns.

            I would say that of you want to make that much then PPC is the only way forward, that is if money is no option to getting that return.

            Ta

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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by Jay Jennings View Post

    Anyone want to help brainstorm ideas for ways I can gross $565,000 by September of next year?

    Jay Jennings
    Jay, given your range of Mac programs for IM, have you
    considered the possibility of a JV with Apple, or any of
    the bigger Mac sites/services to license or rebrand and
    sell your product line?

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi Jay,

    Sorry to see you've had to come back here for advice

    Seriously though - you can do this many ways.

    Here's an example:

    Spend some time researching newsworthy and controversial issues.

    Create a product that panders to the relevant crowd.

    Create press releases to spread the word.

    Sell your stuff.


    Here's an example situation.

    You realise that many people do not believe that swine flu vaccine is good for you. You create a website selling t-shirts that say "Say No To Swine Flu Vaccine" and some controversial press releases.

    (you could also create a site selling "Say Yes To Swine Flu Vaccine" just in case anyone with strong view points wants to go against the others )

    Or....... something comical about Tiger Wood's driving

    You get the idea.

    Basically you're repurposing something that's really cheap and easy to get and adding value by making your version tie in with newsworthy events.

    You could even do it all for free by usiing Cafepress and offer any items you like from there.

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  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    Wow, I need almost that exact amount! I've got my eye on a sweet little pied-à-terre in Paris.
    Seriously, although there are some fantastic ideas on this post, I'm most impressed with the optimism displayed here. The first step to achieving any goal is believing that it's possible. Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Hi Jay

      For that kind of financial target in your required time frame, I'd consider putting on an event, such as a seminar or workshop.

      Schedule this for, say, six months time. You could make it a general theme, but it might be better to focus on one or two "hot" subjects (e.g. CPA or Forex).

      Approach several experts in that field (preferably with their own lists) and get their qualified acceptance. Choose a venue in a major city, with easy transport links.

      The beauty of this model is that it's very flexible. Depending on the speakers, you could charge 500 - 1,000 attendees anything from $0 - $497+ each. The lower the attendance fee, the higher your percentage from each speaker's product sales arising from the event.

      Whatever your pricing structure, you should also negotiate a cut from the hotel for your attendees' accommodation charges and possibly a percentage of the bar/restaurant takings.

      You'll also be filming the show which, depending on whether you make it a day or weekend event, could easily result in a 6-10 DVD set (which would subsequently be promoted by all the speakers).

      Your upfront costs would include a deposit to the venue and marketing - but your speakers could certainly help with the publicity. And they'd typically be paid their fees either at, or nearer to, the time of the event. Plus, they'd have the chance to sell their products to the attendees. You'd also need to factor in at least one trip to your chosen venue prior to the event.

      Some, or all, of these expenses might be covered by your advance ticket sales. Otherwise, much of the grunt work could be project-managed, with your main focus being on using any contacts you have to enlist an attractive set of speakers.

      A combination of the event and sales of the DVD set should get you to your target in 10 months.



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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Damn, Jay, how much stuff do you have in your back catalog? Quite a bit I would think. I have a handful of your apps.

    Why not inventory what you've already got and brainstorm new ways to package it? How much of it are you willing to sell the source code to? How about some new videos to accompany it?

    Given what you've got that you own exclusive rights to, that seems the logical place to start.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      If you willing to invest and do some serious research, CPA can easily generate that sort of income but you got to be good .
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      Damn, Jay, how much stuff do you have in your back catalog? Quite a bit I would think. I have a handful of your apps.

      Why not inventory what you've already got and brainstorm new ways to package it? How much of it are you willing to sell the source code to? How about some new videos to accompany it?

      Given what you've got that you own exclusive rights to, that seems the logical place to start.

      John
      Based on that, you might want to research what Mark Joyner did with his "Farewell Package" - sold 1,000 packages @ $1,000. Even at 50% commission, that would leave ~$500K for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    I would advise you use what is called the Human Network Effect to your advantage.

    The thing is this- Only the people whom you're willing to take alonmg on the ride can make you doubly successful.

    Aim for a million, and keep only what you intent to make. Let the other humans derive direct and indirect bonuses.

    As for the how.... ONLY you know how.

    -Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author therise
    I like it when people want to do "great" things in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacer
    If this was me, here is what I would do: Take survey of my assets. Specifically, what knowledge or experience do I posess that others would pay for. Next, reach out to potential buyers and see what they want. Build an email list while creating the product they asked for, then sell it. You have an agressive goal, but as we all know, you can do anything you set your mind too...
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  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    Analyse what success you have had previously and see if that leads to any ideas.

    Many of us fail to recognise and build on our past successes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    Wow, too many ideas here to thank everyone and comment on each.

    So a collective "thank you!" to all who have participated in this. I'm going to read the thread again and make some notes and let things percolate in my brain over the weekend.

    If anyone else wants to add brainstorming power to this thread, jump on in! =

    Jay Jennings
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      Jay,

      You already have a bunch of good software products. Why not start with massively promoting them?

      Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author KristiDaniels
    One of the easiest ways is to write and market software that helps others make that kind of money.

    That just happens to be your skill set Jay!

    Write some revolutionary software that will help others make $100K per year on auto-pilot and sell it for $1,000 per copy. It only takes 1,000 copies to make a million dollars that way.

    It can be done remotely. It can be done by Jay Jennings solo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    I haven't read through other replies so if this has already been said, which it probably hasn't, sorry.

    There are ways to make long term income online and ways to make short term income online. If this is a situation where you need cash now, relatively speaking, then here's what you should do.

    1) Shoot $1,000 into your PayPal account. If this isn't an easy matter sell some old CD's, sell some stuff you don't really need, hell even sell your body. (Just kidding - kind of, maybe, sort of?)

    2) Really search around for experts in the SEO field. Don't go after the cool bloggers who make a total of $0.05 outside the IM niche. Find some guys who know their ****t. Find around two or three - don't find three just for the sake of finding three. If you can only find two guys who 1) make bank 2) know what their talking about then that's alright.

    3) Once you've found your guys contact each of them and say, "Hey, you really know your SEO stuff and I know this is totally out of the blue but could I talk with you, over the phone, for thirty minutes or something? I'd be more then happy to give you an early Christmas gift. "

    Keep it short and sweet. Don't tell them your unique story of having to struggle blah, blah, blah. These guys get those PM's all the time - hell even I do once in awhile.

    Guys are nice when you don't bull****t them and when you offer them money. This shows your serious about learning. 95% the time they'll take you up on your offer and you'll end up talking for hours on end.

    Just remember that, assuming you picked your people right, these guys are making well over six figures a month. Don't try and sound smart - kiss ass until you can kick ass.

    Don't worry about them holding out on stuff. Most guys are actually really nice to people in the industry who are nice to them.

    ...Since you've gotten two or three opinions now you can mix and match to create your own style for your budget etc.

    4) Now you should have a pretty good plan drawn up in your head of an SEO strategy that will kick some serious ass.

    Most guys don't fail at SEO, they fail at building sites, build sites to sell ****t. Priority number one. (No adsense, no Amazon, no eBay, and make sure the Clickbank stuff converts well.)

    5) Go search for a keyword around certain CPA offers. Ignore the people who tell you CPA is all a scam, they have no idea what their talking about - if it bothers you that much try promoting those Snugglies. They convert like hot cakes.

    Find a keyword that gets around 500-1500 searches per day. It's not hard at all - take a full day to dig around and find a goodie with limited competition.

    Try picking something that just gets around 200 searches a day, too, but is easy as pie to rank for so you can get a little cash flow coming your way. (Once these SEO guy's enlighten you you'll see how easy it is.)

    6) Just do it. This is where most fail. Just do what you've, literally, been told to do. Keep on doing it and watch the money pour in. Period.

    Depending on the keywords you'll need to see how long it takes to rank. It's not a matter of if but a matter of when. (Always remember that.)

    Once you have a few sites up and ranked you'll be generating massive revenue. But maybe you still need that instant cash injection. (Although if your making good money you should be able to hold it off.)

    What i'm about to say right now keeps me motivated every day.

    A site earning $500 daily will sell for in and around $200,000. How's that for a little cash?

    ...

    If you don't like SEO, do this for PPC, if you don't like PPC do it for media buys, PPV, or whatever the hell you want to do.

    Don't buy e-books. Go straight to the source of the information, pay more, and get the info that will instantly make you smarter than 99% of marketers.

    Zach
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    I realized what was missing!
    It's perfect.

    Well ... maybe not quite -- but it did get me thinking...

    find some of the ideas in Bryan Kumar's "make 50K between now and Christmas" thread -- and multiply it by 10 (months).

    Okay, okay -- I know, some (maybe most) of those methods will be taking advantage of the holidays.

    But wait! Christmas isn't the ONLY holiday in the world.

    When I took some hebrew lessons, I learned there are something like 4 "new years" in the Jewish calendar.

    Well...good luck, Jay!

    Write back and let us know how it goes!

    Live JoyFully!

    Judy

    PS -- and I agree with John Rogers. You surely have some source code sitting around.
    I know some people who bought some of it for $1500 a pop...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Maier
    Make a goal to release one product per month! And find great JVs for them. This would be a lot of work. But I think it would work out great with a little JV magic.
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  • Profile picture of the author fvrnow
    Maybe you could come up with an idea to make some sort of app for the iphone and market it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    Jay,

    What about something in a different direction? Go offline. Use you considerable expertise and experience to get some large local, and regional business clients. Many of them spend millions of dollars advertising in traditional media, and most also have at least some on-line presence.

    Sell them on your firm developing a completely integrated, on-line marketing presence for them, concentrating on list building, local search, and creating a web presence that converts (blog network and static sites). You can outsource much of this for relatively attractive rates. You can get larger initial and recurring fees with these businesses that you can for joe's transmission emporium, although you'll have to have a more professional appearance, presentation, and proposal to land them.

    I could probably come up with something better , but I'm watching the SC/UCLA now.
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