Make an easy $100..and maybe even more..

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So I made a post about this on my blog and figured that alot of people here may benefit from it.

Alright, here is an exact way to make a hundred dollars...very easily..this is a great way to make investment cash

Ready?

For this method i'll use web design as an example

Step 1: Go to craigslit.org and head over to the web design section of any city. What you need to do is make a post telling people that you need professional web designers that want to make money. Let them know that you have jobs for them and that you will have more jobs in the near future.

Tell them to respond to the ad. Once you get a response from people..reply to them and tell them that basically you are looking for someone to outsource design work to. Let them know that they have a very useful talent and that you have the abilities to allow them to make money while doing what they love. Make sure you tell them how it will go..you are going to find clients...qualify them...get the work..send it to your designer...get the finished product...send back to client. get paid..and send designer 75% of the payment. Most people are going to go for this because the majority will not know how to market themselves as a designer.

Note* I made my post about 2 months ago...i have 8 designers signed up and about 16 emails that I never answered. I also get emails to this very day looking to get on board. And the best part is that I made my post in a very small town (where I live). This really works.

Step 2: Get at least 1 response signed up and make sure you keep track of their information. Get some samples from them to keep on file. I would suggest creating 3 folders.a main folder for the business model..and then inside that you put a clients and a designer folder.

Step 3: Next you need to get clients. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Make a post on craigslist offering design work
  • Respond to posts on craigslist looking for design work (check NYC and any other big cities..people make requests on these everyday)
  • Create a WSO
  • Use other forums
  • Start a website for the service and promote it like any other website

Basically you just need to get clients and then forward the jobs to your designers...let them handle it and send it back to your client and make sure you send payment to your designers.

That's it...its actually very simple and you could have it set up today if you take focused action right now.

A few quick notes:

A happy designer means more money for you...try to work with your designers and not treat them as employees..after all they are basically letting you outsource to them without paying up front.

It's very possible to scale this up into a business if you get creative..but also it is a very easy way to make some money.

So what are you waiting for? Take action!

Any questions?

Gregg
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lewis
    So basically you find a designer on Craigslist and then find a client. You give the job to the designer and the designer gives you the design and you fwd it on. Then your client pays you and you take a percentage and then pay the designer. My main question is how do you make sure everything goes smoothly. How do you make sure you get paid by your client and that you are able to get the designer paid promptly? Do you set up any contracts? Is escrow a good service to use for this or any other services?

    Thanks for helping us make money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
      Originally Posted by jesseray View Post

      So basically you find a designer on Craigslist and then find a client. You give the job to the designer and the designer gives you the design and you fwd it on. Then your client pays you and you take a percentage and then pay the designer. My main question is how do you make sure everything goes smoothly. How do you make sure you get paid by your client and that you are able to get the designer paid promptly? Do you set up any contracts? Is escrow a good service to use for this or any other services?

      Thanks for helping us make money.
      Well, with any business..things are going to go wrong. You can't ensure that anything is gonna go the way you expect. You just have to try and fix things as you go.

      For your client..you show them the completed product before giving it to them..this way you can get paid before giving them the product. This can be done through screen sharing or if its a website you can load up the theme to one of your sites. There are quite a few ways to go about that part.

      As for paying the designers..as long as you let them know whats going on with the entire process...you make sure they know that you are just finding them jobs so they have to wait till the payment is received before they can get paid..and you keep them updated then they shouldn't have a problem. The one thing i've noticed is that the designers are fine as long as you keep talking to them. Stay in contact and let them know everything thats going on..you can even go so far as to forward them all conversations with the client so that they see exactly whats going on.

      I personally have no experience with escrow but it could possibly be a good way to alleviate some of the problems..I don't think you need it though.the main thing is just getting started and seeing it through.

      Gregg
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
    Classic brokerage, nice idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
      Originally Posted by Carlsbadd View Post

      Classic brokerage, nice idea.

      Absolutely agreed...
      Love the Mortal Kombat Logo too mate

      OP.

      This technique can be applied to a few niches come to think of it.
      Great post, thanks for sharing.

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  • Or you can just get a bunch of clients and outsource your work through rentacoder or elance to some guy in India for 25 bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author dzinerfusion
    This all works good in theory. The problem is getting those clients and getting that good profit margin. It is competitive, but do-able!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Well if your quick you can get clients no problem...craigslist clients are looking to get the job done well and fast. if you constantly check for new posts and respond quickly with really good quality samples..they are going to buy as long as your quote is within industry standard.

    It works in theory..i've also used it in practice so it works. Just take action on it

    Gregg
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    When I post jobs on craigslist I usually get someone pretending to be a client and all they really want to do is find out what I am doing. Are you getting any of those kind of clowns as well? I am not doing the web design angle, but, brokering is brokering.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanicasia
    thanks for sharing, Gclunis.

    reading your posts remind me that there can me many variations of what you are suggesting; basically becoming middlemen between supply and demand.

    I guess your posts serves as a concrete example of how this idea can work, and it's up to others to think of other similar examples, or if they want to follow your example then they'd have to work out the kinks on their own.

    Still, thanks for the suggestions!
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      • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
        Originally Posted by seanicasia View Post

        thanks for sharing, Gclunis.

        reading your posts remind me that there can me many variations of what you are suggesting; basically becoming middlemen between supply and demand.

        I guess your posts serves as a concrete example of how this idea can work, and it's up to others to think of other similar examples, or if they want to follow your example then they'd have to work out the kinks on their own.

        Still, thanks for the suggestions!
        By reading exactly what I wrote and following, someone could easily get started with the method. Yes I don't go into that much detail..but the idea is solid.

        Originally Posted by operation64 View Post

        Do you really think that we will get more success i Craiglist ad posting,i heard it wont work for most of them...is it so?can you clear mu doubt?
        The fact is, although craigslist is not one of my favorite places to get clients or sales..it is a marketplace filled with people looking to get things done. So yess, if you pay attention to the posts and act quickly, you can get alot of clients.

        Originally Posted by skecher View Post

        Then your client pays you and you take a percentage and then pay the designer. My main question is how do you make sure everything goes smoothly.
        Check my post above
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      • Profile picture of the author red dog
        Last time I posted to craigslist I had some one contact me and they tried to get me to give them my information like the usual name,email,address,Etc.
        It was the classic scam he wanted to send me a check and cash it and send him money back.I already know this was a scam.what I am trying to say be careful.Craigslist usually is not to good of a experience for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Gregg,

    Nice to see you sharing some kick-butt tips here on the wf.

    Caleb
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    • Profile picture of the author BrittyBritt
      Great post, gave me a few ideas of how I can implement this, and with $0 down for investment costs, your idea just gets even sweeter.

      For everyone that's asking how you can be sure that the client is going to pay you, although you can never be 100% certain that the client is going to make good on their word here's a suggestion: You can always ask for a percentage of the payment upfront (I use this for my video design services). I normally ask for 25% - 50% upfront depending on the project.

      Not only does this give you more "peace of mind" but it also sends a message that the client is serious.

      However, I do have a question for you Gregg, do you tell the clients that you are outsourcing the work?
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      • Profile picture of the author GopalG
        Classic Leverage! What you are doing here is following the principle of working on your business rather than working in it.

        You can easily become a millionaire doing this as it can easily be scaled up.

        Thanks for the info!
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        • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
          Originally Posted by red dog View Post

          Last time I posted to craigslist I had some one contact me and they tried to get me to give them my information like the usual name,email,address,Etc.
          It was the classic scam he wanted to send me a check and cash it and send him money back.I already know this was a scam.what I am trying to say be careful.Craigslist usually is not to good of a experience for me!
          Yes there are alot of scammers on craigslist so please be careful...never give out any of your information..EVER


          Originally Posted by GopalG View Post

          Classic Leverage! What you are doing here is following the principle of working on your business rather than working in it.

          You can easily become a millionaire doing this as it can easily be scaled up.

          Thanks for the info!
          Definitely, thats exactly what it is..leveraging other peoples abilities to make you money. What could be sweeter than that? I have several ideas to scale it up by ALOT..methods that I will be using myself in the future. I just feel like it's a great way for people to start so I decided to give them the exact steps to getting started on it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
        Originally Posted by BrittyBritt View Post

        Great post, gave me a few ideas of how I can implement this, and with $0 down for investment costs, your idea just gets even sweeter.

        For everyone that's asking how you can be sure that the client is going to pay you, although you can never be 100% certain that the client is going to make good on their word here's a suggestion: You can always ask for a percentage of the payment upfront (I use this for my video design services). I normally ask for 25% - 50% upfront depending on the project.

        Not only does this give you more "peace of mind" but it also sends a message that the client is serious.

        However, I do have a question for you Gregg, do you tell the clients that you are outsourcing the work?
        Hey britt, love the idea of getting a percentage upfront. If you can get that..then absolutely go for it. I've had trouble in the past getting it but if that is how you choose to run your business so that you can have peace of mind..then by all means go for it...it's a very good way to run it.

        As for your question...it's somewhat mixed. In the past i've told clients that I outsource it..and i've not mentioned it. Right now if I were to do it I prolly wouldn't even mention it..I would just present myself as a web design or video editing company. Tell them that i'm forwarding the information to the best designer that I have for their needs (which is actually true..I have a few different designers..each specializing in something different and I usually send the jobs to the person that fits it the best)
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  • Profile picture of the author SDenham
    Try it a few times, and see if you still think it's "Easy Money" He didn't say there's no work involved, and i can see that there is. He said it's doable and works. if you really want to make some money, his suggestion is viable, and I, for one, appreciate the solid idea. kudos.
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  • Profile picture of the author sucan
    My friend i didnt get any repsonse for web design offers in past three months of ad in craigslist? it is too saturated or too competitive. Even at $200 per website no one is interested. What you said would be hard to work out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zayne Kendrick
      Originally Posted by sucan View Post

      My friend i didnt get any repsonse for web design offers in past three months of ad in craigslist? it is too saturated or too competitive. Even at $200 per website no one is interested. What you said would be hard to work out.
      It's only too saturated and too competitive if you don't know how to write effective and persuasive ads full of benefits that separate you from the competition.

      Copywriting is an art and a science. It's a skill that takes time to develop.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
        Hi Gclunis,

        I have used the same strategy; however with article writing.

        I would find writing jobs on Elance and Guru. Because my reputation is so high on those sites I can charge a premium rate.

        When I land writing projects, I will find the writers on craigslist, have them complete the project, and take a percentage of the payment. It is a very good strategy that I've been using for some time now without it backfiring.

        I've actually built some great relationships and at one point had several highly qualified writers working for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Affiliate
    I guess it is the foundation of Business 101. You make money by being a bridge connecting the supplier and the customer. It can work in Ebay connecting both parties. It can also work in real estate finding rental properties for tenants. Good work! : )
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    • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
      Originally Posted by SDenham View Post

      Try it a few times, and see if you still think it's "Easy Money" He didn't say there's no work involved, and i can see that there is. He said it's doable and works. if you really want to make some money, his suggestion is viable, and I, for one, appreciate the solid idea. kudos.
      Yeh it's not exactly "easy money" but it is making money easily. What I mean is...you have to work..you can't just sit down and not do anything you know? But also, you don't have to use your own skills to do it.

      Originally Posted by sucan View Post

      My friend i didnt get any repsonse for web design offers in past three months of ad in craigslist? it is too saturated or too competitive. Even at $200 per website no one is interested. What you said would be hard to work out.
      If posting ads doesnt work for you..simply find another source...the concept is simply to find clients..don't focus just on craigslist. Respond to others that want work (this works great for me)..post in the wso section as a service...go to other forums. The possibilities are huge.

      Originally Posted by Super Affiliate View Post

      I guess it is the foundation of Business 101. You make money by being a bridge connecting the supplier and the customer. It can work in Ebay connecting both parties. It can also work in real estate finding rental properties for tenants. Good work! : )
      Exactly, being the bridge that connects people is great. Alot of suppliers don't know how to find buyers and alot of buyers dont know how to find suppliers. You use your skills of finding both (marketing) and profit from it
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    This is an excellent idea. I know people who are doing this right now. There is a lady who uses craigslist to find workers and she pays them approx $100/week in our poor economy. Most of you workers are students who need to build up their portfolio.
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