Are you a newbie that needs $100 to start marketing?

by Geoffrey Freedom 34 replies
This is the easiest way to get a $100 to start IMing
I personally tested this and it works. Go to cashcrate.com (no affiliate link here). This is a "get paid to" site. You fill out offers or surveys and they pay you. Basically they are promoting cpa offers and give you a cut of the commission.
Ok, fist sign up. Find all the offers with the highest payout. These are going to be free trial/re-bill offers. I had a visa gift card laying around from the holidays with maybe $1.76 left on it. For the trial offers I used this card. When you put the credit info into the offers they generally authorize a dollar transaction to make sure the card will work when they try to bill you later. To my surprise I was credited for completing the offer. I filled out offers until I got to the $20 threshold and the waited for my check. A couple weeks later I actually got a $20 check in the mail.
(this is not blackhat. You can obviously load money onto the card if you wish to continue the service)
So next time you you go buy groceries grab one of those visa gift cards, buy your stuff with that and use that last little bit left on the card to turn into more money.
I know this seems kinda lame but if you really need money to start marketing this could be your start. I would love to see the wso of "how I turned $100 into $47,000,000". Everyone starts somewhere. So now you have no excuse to get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Hmmm... so you pay people $1.00 per survey, and you get paid 10 lets say?
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  • Profile picture of the author budi99
    Nice info.
    Not making rich as you said but quite easy to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      Anyone that does this better get themselves a throwaway email address. There will be tons of emails coming their way.
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      • Profile picture of the author shabit87
        Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

        Anyone that does this better get themselves a throwaway email address. There will be tons of emails coming their way.
        I agree. The type of offers one will be doing will bring a lot of junk in their inbox. Use an email just for these offers. Also be sure to monitor what you're doing and what you're being paid. The last thing you want to do is spend hours upon hours filling out surveys and getting paid little to nothing for your efforts.

        p.s. keep in mind you can always make money for your IM ventures offline...don't think you have to keep your business efforts ALL online
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        • Profile picture of the author Vogin
          I don't know, it seems a little black-hat to me. The thing is you can also make "some money" with all those PPC sites like AdBux, NeoBux etc... Always do a cost vs. benefit analysis before you put your effort in anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt.Lake
    Surely you'll get hit by the re-bill at a later date? I know you can cancel but it's not always as easy at that with some of these companies.

    If you need $100 for a start up budget... surely you could save that pretty quickly from your regular job?

    Just thought I'd give my input before people start wastng time on this...
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  • Profile picture of the author rockyk
    I used to do this with TreasureTrooper and wouldn't really recommend it. First, it's not really internet marketing. Second, it is not a sustainable business. Third, the hassle of tracking down these companies to stop billing is really not worth it.

    But if you wanna try it out, you can make maybe 100-200 a month max. There is not too many of these offers to fill out last time I checked. Most are the $1-2 offers. You gotta alternate a few different emails. And just make sure you stay on top of your calendar so you cancel before they bill you.

    **You can also make some money being an affiliate for these type of companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomKenton
    I agree with Rocky, I used to do these years ago to make some short-term money. Now it's too much work for little money.

    I remember the old DIY days with Nuitech (I made quite the pretty penny).
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  • Profile picture of the author zinally
    Start from small revenue and earn gradually for bigger catch! Good info.
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  • looks kinda dodgy tbh, or is that just me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
      This is a legitimate opportunity.

      I've been registered with Cash Crate for a while, but only promote the affiliate option.
      I've gotten several small checks from them over the past few years.

      In order to make the most money, you need to be really involved with filling out offers and promoting your affiliate link. I really haven't done much with it, and still get checks every once in a while.

      If you are going to do the offers, I agree that you should get a throwaway email for this.


      Originally Posted by pamshalligan@yahoo.co.uk View Post

      looks kinda dodgy tbh, or is that just me?
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      • Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post

        This is a legitimate opportunity.

        I've been registered with Cash Crate for a while, but only promote the affiliate option.
        I've gotten several small checks from them over the past few years.

        In order to make the most money, you need to be really involved with filling out offers and promoting your affiliate link. I really haven't done much with it, and still get checks every once in a while.

        If you are going to do the offers, I agree that you should get a throwaway email for this.
        Thanx for the info I will take a look at it, tbh I dont have the patience to fill out the offers but if it works it will be a good post for my website
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        • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
          I posted this just as an idea for those strapped for cash trying to start their business. I do not endorse or am I an affiliate of cashcrate. I guess the main point is with $100 you can buy a domain, get some hosting, pay a fellow warrior for some keyword research ,get a handful of articles and you are off to the races. I see post around here with the "if only I could" mentality. This just shows everyone has the ability to overcome the basic costs of getting started.
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  • Profile picture of the author thehobbster
    I hate to be the mean person here, but let's get real for a second.

    A person owns a computer. A person pays a monthly bill for internet access. They pay an electricity bill. They rent or own a modem and/or router. They eat food daily. They most likely own a car and pay gas as well.

    If a person pulls all this off, I'm sure they can scrap up 5 a month for server space and 10 bucks for a domain name.

    This kind of talk reminds me of a buddy I have who is supposed to give me 30 bucks for half of his costs on a project we completed. 60 bucks will get it manufactured. But he can't come up with the money because times are hard. Yet he has seen every new movie that comes out to theatres, has new video games, pays for his World of Warcraft account, etc.

    Let's be real.

    And these kind of offers aren't Internet Marketing. They are Internet-scrape-the-bottom-of-the-barrel-in-desparation-to-make-a-bit-of-money. Go mow somebody's lawn or something.
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    • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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      Originally Posted by thehobbster View Post

      I hate to be the mean person here, but let's get real for a second.

      A person owns a computer. A person pays a monthly bill for internet access. They pay an electricity bill. They rent or own a modem and/or router. They eat food daily. They most likely own a car and pay gas as well.

      If a person pulls all this off, I'm sure they can scrap up 5 a month for server space and 10 bucks for a domain name.

      This kind of talk reminds me of a buddy I have who is supposed to give me 30 bucks for half of his costs on a project we completed. 60 bucks will get it manufactured. But he can't come up with the money because times are hard. Yet he has seen every new movie that comes out to theatres, has new video games, pays for his World of Warcraft account, etc.

      Let's be real.

      And these kind of offers aren't Internet Marketing. They are Internet-scrape-the-bottom-of-the-barrel-in-desparation-to-make-a-bit-of-money. Go mow somebody's lawn or something.
      Your making alot of assumptions. People come from all walks of life. Just because it is posible for you to put together ends for your business doesn't mean someone else can. By the way, without the marketing know how a newbie will run right through that $10 bucks or whatever you want to call it.

      Anyways.....
      I digress because this post could get rather long with ideologies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
      Originally Posted by thehobbster View Post

      I hate to be the mean person here, but let's get real for a second.

      A person owns a computer. A person pays a monthly bill for internet access. They pay an electricity bill. They rent or own a modem and/or router. They eat food daily. They most likely own a car and pay gas as well.

      If a person pulls all this off, I'm sure they can scrap up 5 a month for server space and 10 bucks for a domain name.

      This kind of talk reminds me of a buddy I have who is supposed to give me 30 bucks for half of his costs on a project we completed. 60 bucks will get it manufactured. But he can't come up with the money because times are hard. Yet he has seen every new movie that comes out to theatres, has new video games, pays for his World of Warcraft account, etc.

      Let's be real.

      And these kind of offers aren't Internet Marketing. They are Internet-scrape-the-bottom-of-the-barrel-in-desparation-to-make-a-bit-of-money. Go mow somebody's lawn or something.
      You are right,this method is not Internet marketing. It is a way to fund a start in Internet marketing. Your buddy could skip 2 movies a month and have the extra cash for project xyz or he could find a way to make extra money to fund project xyz. To each their own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I've a feeling Amy Bass started that way ... using Cash Crate and a few similar sites and has achieved more than most can dream of.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    There's nothing wrong with doing this, as long as you are focusing on studying true internet marketing also.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Amy Bass, a fellow warrior (though I'm not sure if she's still active here) started out using cashcrate and other sites like it. It helped her generate working capital - so in that sense its doable. Search for her name here or in Google and here's a link to her main blog (no affiliation)

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  • Profile picture of the author toytruck
    It's not a bad idea to do this. If you have a lot of time on your hands, might as well make it profitable. This tip would really help those who can't afford to spare an extra $100 to start their online marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Are there CPA programs that pay high commissions like 40.00 and up? If so I could see hiring telemarketers to pull one per hour at $10.00 per hour cost. Yeah yeah ywah, I know Im like a broken record... just sayin. If you had some good programs like that you could churn out 100 forms per day and really make a biz out of it.

    Jenney Craig pays $11.00 but thats the best I have seen.
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  • Here are a few other options that is less risky.


    Write articles
    Find a list of underated plugins and sell a report about them
    Create a list of the best paying affiliate companies and sell it.
    Mow a yard (Winter, shovel sidewalks)
    Keyword research. (find a list of keywords with X searches and Y competetion. Compile into a report and sell)
    Craigslist
    Ebay (surely you have something you never use and don't need anymore. We all do)

    No need for SEO, no need for web hosting, no need for any money. Purely a time based method that people may pay for.

    *Information is the #1 best seller of all time*
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    • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
      I enjoy seeing all the responses to this thread! I see it heading in three different ways:
      1) different ways to make fast money online to fund IM
      2) what would you do with $100 as a noob
      3) a place to tell people to go mow the lawn.
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  • Profile picture of the author mauricio.quito
    Thanks for the info! really interesting!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChickenMan
    You're wasting your time with sites like Cashcrate. Majority of those people make money off referrals, not the actual program.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
    For a quick bit of cash it works. I spent maybe 20-30 mins and got a $20 check. Didnt seem pointless to me. For a long term strategy,yes cash crate is pointless unless you are going the referral route.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChickenMan
      Originally Posted by Geoffrey Freedom View Post

      For a quick bit of cash it works. I spent maybe 20-30 mins and got a $20 check. Didnt seem pointless to me. For a long term strategy,yes cash crate is pointless unless you are going the referral route.
      Pointless in that some offers never pend? Or ones that require a cc and is a hassle to cancel? Don't even get me started on spam. They fill up an inkbox with enough to fill 1000 walmarts with cans of spam for over 10 years.
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      • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
        Originally Posted by ChickenMan View Post

        Pointless in that some offers never pend? Or ones that require a cc and is a hassle to cancel? Don't even get me started on spam. They fill up an inkbox with enough to fill 1000 walmarts with cans of spam for over 10 years.
        Wow. I must have explained this poorly. I used a Visa gift card that had about a dollar something on it. It was enough to authorize my card and keep it on file until they (the offer) tried to bill me. If I wanted their (the offer) service I would have to put more money on that Visa Gift Card, hence no need to cancel.
        And......of course use a different email. This goes without saying.
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        • Profile picture of the author ChickenMan
          Originally Posted by Geoffrey Freedom View Post

          Wow. I must have explained this poorly. I used a Visa gift card that had about a dollar something on it. It was enough to authorize my card and keep it on file until they (the offer) tried to bill me. If I wanted their (the offer) service I would have to put more money on that Visa Gift Card, hence no need to cancel.
          And......of course use a different email. This goes without saying.
          It's ironic because I thought about doing that same exact thing - using a prepaid visa card.

          But the offers never went through though for the ones that didn't require a card. I felt uncomfortable giving them my cell number because I don't want any solicited calls coming my way plus I don't want junk text msgs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Yeah but you are burning the advertiser on the backend, which in turn could make CC take action on your account
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  • Profile picture of the author martworld
    I have a query- Is this offer available to US only or also to other countries?
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    • Profile picture of the author Geoffrey Freedom
      Originally Posted by martworld View Post

      I have a query- Is this offer available to US only or also to other countries?
      Not sure. Checkout the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    Amy Bass claims that Cashcrate was the best thing she ever found. She has received at least 1 $1800 check with the program. I know that she did not spend much time completing offers and surveys. She did what she did with the referral program.

    She also offers a ebook that explains exactly how she did it.

    So, Cashcrate can become the ground work for something big. Just like Amy Bass.
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