What would you do to get $3000 by Nov. 1st??

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So I have a goal to have $3000 by November 1st, 2010.
I have working on IM for about 4 months now and have not made any money yet. I am being patient but need a little guidance.

I am at a point where I am spending time on the computer but I dont know exactly what to do next and its frustrating me because I dont want to waste time.

So if you earn your income online this question is for you...
If you were where I am at now....what would you do to start generating money???

This is what I have done so far:

2 blogs with a couple articles each on them, adsense on the first one.

a site up giving away a free ebook (I wrote) in order to build a list,

an affiliate site up which also give away a free ebook,

I have written several articles and submitted them in attempt to drive traffic.

I have also have memberships to 4 CPA networks: Linkshare, Commission Junction, Connect Commerce(google), & Pepperjam

I really dont know what I should focus on. I have a burning desire create an income online and leave my job within the year but I would love that first breakthrough.
I know it is possible. My job only pays the bills right now but I am willing to sacrifice some way in order to achieve my goals.

If anyone could give me some direction, it would be greatly appreciated. If I could get a little coaching from someone who is actually doing this full time....that would be great if we could work out some kind of system as I do not have alot of money to invest at present time. Maybe I could provide something for your business in return for coaching??

What would specifically do to start generating money??
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  • Profile picture of the author Trivum
    Short term money? ... Sell your services. What can you already do right now that people would pay for?

    Doing that might also lead you down a lucrative yet unforeseen path.
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    • Profile picture of the author DivaOnline
      Thanks for all the helpful replies...

      I would like to say that if you hate seeing these kind of posts then maybe you shouldn't read or respond to them??? Talking down to a newbie as if you didnt have similar questions when you first started is not very helpful. :rolleyes:

      Anyway, I just wanted a clear path of WHAT YOU WOULD DO knowing what you know now. I was thinking that maybe since I already have websites & blogs up and I am already building a list on two of those sites that I could streamline the process. Nov. 1st and $3000 was just a date and figure I came up with...ever heard of "shoot for the moon..."

      Anyway, Thank you so much for the helpful replies. I'm sure I will have some more questions soon!
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    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
      Originally Posted by Trivum View Post

      Short term money? ... Sell your services. What can you already do right now that people would pay for?

      Doing that might also lead you down a lucrative yet unforeseen path.
      I would say sell your service as well, but to be honest I think your goal is unrealstic. You say you havent made anything online thus far and you're looking to make 3000 in a little over two weeks??? I think if you look for offline solutions you might have a chance, but if you're looking to do it online, I'd stop. Unless you're gonna do some blackhat methods (which I am NOT suggesting) your goal is not likely to be doable.

      But don't give up on IM if its really what you want to do...just don't expect to go from zero results to 3000 in two weeks. You have a better of chance of focusing your energy and efforts elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Godaxe
    I'd start a free community of marketers helping each other make that first $1 online with affiliate marketing. That will be the mane idea of the community site. Then I'd put together a click bank product and have them promote it so we all make $ and I know have a army.

    SO:
    Free affiliate community
    Help them make $1 online
    Make product
    Have them promote it for me
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      First of all, ditch the $3000 goal. If you haven't made any money so far, the likelihood of doing $3000 in the next 20 days is astronomical. Setting high goals is one thing but you need to be realistic. Focus on earning your first $100, then go up from there.

      You have a good base, by the sounds. Pick ONE monetization model and focus on it. If it's a blog, then add content to the blog. Bookmark and backlink the blog. Submit your posts (once indexed) to the article directories linking back to your site.

      It sounds like you've been working very hard but on too many things at once and not for long enough on any one thing. You have scattered your focus and made it harder on yourself. Think about which method you can do the easiest while still working - which is the most enjoyable activity for you? Now go to town on that. Run into a roadblock? Come ask questions. Read up on the method you've chosen. Educate yourself but only on that ONE method for now.

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  • Profile picture of the author DivaOnline
    Does this mean you think what I have already done was a waste of time??

    I was hoping that I could focus in on something I have already started and make it work.

    Am I thinking wrong??
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Originally Posted by DivaOnline View Post

      Does this mean you think what I have already done was a waste of time??

      I was hoping that I could focus in on something I have already started and make it work.

      Am I thinking wrong??
      No, you are not thinking wrong. I hope that question wasn't a result of what I wrote. I think you should pick one of the things you have already begun and focus on that.

      You're already ahead of 50% of the room - you took action. You tried. That counts far more than most people think. Now you just have to figure out what direction you want to go in for now and go from there.

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  • Profile picture of the author DivaOnline
    @Tina....thank you so much for replying. My reply was before I saw the advice you gave.
    I am going to make a decision tonight and start focusing on one thing. I know I have heard that before, I guess I am just nervous about making the decision and abandoning something that has great potential.

    I have been trying to do keyword research hoping I could find a "golden nugget" related to one of the sites I already have up and let that be the deciding factor.....that's not going really well. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Hanz
      Originally Posted by DivaOnline View Post

      @Tina....thank you so much for replying. My reply was before I saw the advice you gave.
      I am going to make a decision tonight and start focusing on one thing. I know I have heard that before, I guess I am just nervous about making the decision and abandoning something that has great potential.

      I have been trying to do keyword research hoping I could find a "golden nugget" related to one of the sites I already have up and let that be the deciding factor.....that's not going really well. LOL
      You might want to try a coaching session if you feel you're not getting anywhere by yourself. There are plenty offered on the WSO forum, all in different aspects of IM from flipping to adsense to affiliate marketing, etc. It's the next best thing to actually having a personal mentor who's sitting beside you and teaching you. Actually it's just as good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Originally Posted by DivaOnline View Post

      @Tina....thank you so much for replying. My reply was before I saw the advice you gave.
      I am going to make a decision tonight and start focusing on one thing. I know I have heard that before, I guess I am just nervous about making the decision and abandoning something that has great potential.

      I have been trying to do keyword research hoping I could find a "golden nugget" related to one of the sites I already have up and let that be the deciding factor.....that's not going really well. LOL
      You don't have to abandon anything. Those projects that you don't pursue now will just be on the back burner - they'll be there when you are ready and that will just make it a bit easier for you because you've got some of the work done.

      Don't worry about which one you pick because you can make money with ANY of them. Then once you are making some steady income, you can go back and resume work on one of the back burner projects, turn that into a steady income stream, and so forth.

      There are so many ways to make money with internet marketing that it's not hard to do. The hardest part is the self-discipline needed to focus on one thing until you're good at it.

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  • hi,

    Although it sounds like you have taken some steps in the right direction, from the sounds of it actually does not sound like you have done that much. You said you have written a couple articles on a couple blogs? There are some people here that write 10 to 15 articles per day.

    For the e-books you have written, what are they about, and what kind of quality is it?
    how large is your list?

    What you should probably do this.

    1. Read. Read as much as can.
    2. put together a plan based on what you have read of how you are going to achieve your goals.
    3. Stick by that plan no matter what, for the next 30 days. on a weekly basis, review what you have accomplished, and tweak your plan is necessary to achieve your final goal.

    $3k/month is definitely attainable, and there are literally thousands of ways of doing that. But you should focus on the method that you understand, works for you, and is alignment with your goals.
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    • Profile picture of the author skibbz
      One of the fastest ways I have seen to make money online is to build a great product and sell it in the WSO section.Warriors are very supportive and you get hundreds of customers instantly
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  • Profile picture of the author kartikkhattar
    Start with a step instead of planning to leap. Dreaming big is not bad, but IMO it's toooo big, If you have short term goals, you will be able to achieve them which would only motivate you to work harder and smarter.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I can't say it any better than Tina did above.

    Forget about the $3000 and think about building a long term business (doing what you need to do to get $3000 by November 1st and doing what you need to do to build a long term business are probably not the same thing)

    Pick one of your projects but don't feel like the others are a waste -you can come back to them later when you have one going the way you want! They will actually be better for you later as the domains will have aged and you might find that some traffic actually kicks in after a few more months.

    The keyword research is the key - mostly analyzing the competition because if you can't get in the top 3 you will miss out on most of the traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_R
    your doing alright remember knoledge is power - just take your time to learn from now till xmas - take teh pressure off then in 2011 youll make the cash money -- IM is easy to make cash with
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    • Profile picture of the author webmaestro
      [QUOTE=I'm_Gordon_Gekko;2714895]... knoledge (sic) is power

      Actually NOT! - probably one of the most misunderstood and mis-stated of many similar clich├ęs ... the APPLICATION of knowledge is power and you are already doing that - acquire more (knowledge), apply more, stay focused and you'll get there.

      Another misquote (should anyone try to use it on you) ... Money is the root of all evil ... again NOT! The PURSUIT of money [for the sake of money] is the root of all evil. Don't pursue the money - pursue what it will bring you in terms of lifestyle, independence, escape from the rat-race, etc.

      Wealth does not equate exactly or necessarily to riches - think Dickens's Mr McCawber to David Copperfield ...

      "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings and] six[pence], result happiness.

      Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought [shillings] and six[pence], result misery." ... AND debt!

      Wealth = annual income > annual expenditure = financial freedom (from stress at the very least) :p

      Riches = annual income >> annual expenditure = financial commitment - think about it - worrying about what to do with all that excess cash

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Dude, I see so many posts like this here on WF, it frustrates me. I dont know why $3,000 is significant, or where you got that figure, but that equates to $157 a day from today, til November 1st, depending of course where you are in the world. Do you really think you can pull it off, given such lack of clarity and inexperience as suggestd in your original post?

    Heres the best advice I can give you. If you really want to make $3,000 - then build a website for an offline business, a dentist, an optometrist, a hairdresser etc. You get my point. Offer your services, writing, ebook formatting, marketplace research, web design. These are immediate ways of generating income today.

    If that seems like too much work, and you simply want to press a button and expect your CD rom to spit out $3,000 then perhaps its time you re-evaluated your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    personally i get sick and tired of these threads, but only because they pop up about once every other day in here.

    But I will chime in....

    I have several businesses and membership sites, and do not work a 9 - 5 job. I bring in a lot of money, and I do not need to brag, but I must tell you that I would not make any money if I didnt have a list.

    So here is what i would do, first I would write out a plan.

    - pick a niche
    - put up a landing page
    - work my ass off and send all traffic to my landing page (as much as i cant)
    - once they are on your list send them to offers, info, blog posts and useful stuff.
    - my first message would tell them i am a real person and want to help them out, and get them to email me if they like

    then I would drink coffee stay up late and send as much traffic as I can to the landing page....with the autoresponder messages behind them.

    NO LIST = NO money in my book....no matter what people in here say. I have tested it.

    BUILD your list, then help them, then send them to offers. You might make 3k your first month....but you still have your list building. Who knows what you will be making 5-6 months down the track if you do this right.

    Dont build a money spinner, build a solid business with a sound plan and you are bound to succeed.

    Cant wait for the next desperado post ("how can I make a billion dollars by next tuesday") sheesh
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  • Profile picture of the author uncle randy 71
    You mentioned that you can write articles. You did not state how much daily time you have to devote to your $3000 goal, but writing a lot of articles for other people, in exchange for cash, could be a good bet.

    Just be warned, if you can sell your writing for $10 a piece, that means you need to write 300 articles. That equates to 16 articles per day, every day, until November 1st. Not an easy task, but doable.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
    I do agree that $3000 by November is too unrealistic especially when you have no large list. One of my friend ever said - those who eagerly wanted to make money immediately will make no money; but those who do not need to make money urgently will make money faster.
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