how can i raise $5,000

by henry6
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please fellow warrior member in the house, i will like anybody to give me tips on how am going to raise $5,000 from now till December. i have blogs that promote some clickbank product but i haven't been able to make sale and i need some tips from you all to able me make sales so that i will be able to settle some financial problem. thank you for your help
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  • Profile picture of the author :Elective-
    Flip the less profitable sites, and keep the rest. Pepper with adsense, put in a little money on adwords, get 3 sales on some day, and sell the site off for good $$
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      Henry6, sorry to tell you this but it isn't going to happen,

      Internet marketers can easily make that kind of money, but not very often from a standing start. This business takes time and one month to get to $5k is very, very unlikely for a beginner.

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      • Profile picture of the author henry6
        so what should i do?
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      • Profile picture of the author goindeep
        Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

        Henry6, sorry to tell you this but it isn't going to happen,

        Internet marketers can easily make that kind of money, but not very often from a standing start. This business takes time and one month to get to $5k is very, very unlikely for a beginner.

        Martin
        I think he was asking for assistance. Not to be told he cant do it.
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        • Profile picture of the author goindeep
          2 options i can think of fo ya.

          Option #1

          Dont sell the blogs and work real hard.

          Use them. I have not seen your blogs but im guessing they are all pushing content which is promoting the clickbank products on the blog.

          You need to work your ass off for the rest of the month. Any 5 minutes you have spare. Use it to write content for the blog associated with the topic of the CB products.

          Set yourself a goal to write 2 or 3 articles on the blog every day. Then promote those blogs and articles via twitter and FB.

          The key to this is content + traffic. For traffic you can go the bum way or you can spend a little money. Up to you.

          Option #2

          Build a website fast and build a list fast.

          Build a unique website offering loads of free powerful information with an opt in form. The niche is up to you, i have some ideas below.

          Drive traffic to that website via adwords, FB, twitter and even via this forum.

          Then focus on getting the list to the 5000 mark. Depending on the information you are providing you then need to decide when and how often to send this list emails.

          Once you have that down pat, all you need to do is provide this list with real value, send them stories, videos and articles on the topic you have chosen. Then after a few weeks of being really really nice to them blast them with an email promoting an affiliate product related to your free yet powerful and helpful information.

          Try to aim for a market that has a lot of money and dont mind spending it. Like golfing, small to medium size business's, automobile enthusiasts, boat owners, event promoters etc. And make certain that the product is high converting and pays you well.

          Its not as easy as i make it out to be. But the real SECRET is HARD WORK.
          My cousin has just finished building a fully equiped ecommerce shopping site selling water pumps and tanks in only one month, and just yesterday he received his first two calls and one was a sale for a $400 dollar water pump!

          So stay focused, work hard and never give up!

          Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author copywriter
        Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

        Henry6, sorry to tell you this but it isn't going to happen,

        Internet marketers can easily make that kind of money, but not very often from a standing start. This business takes time and one month to get to $5k is very, very unlikely for a beginner.

        Martin
        Henry,

        With all due respect, it IS possible.

        I spoke with an absolutely desperate guy earlier this year, told him what I am about to share with you (over the telephone for 1 hour) and he sold $32K in 2 weeks. He had NEVER sold a website in his life before.

        So - Do this: (Not 'Try' This)

        1. Register 12 .com domains for local businesses in your city/town. See something like Lismore Lawyers - Grahams Lawyers | Solicitors PHONE 1300 663 612 and use the same type of copy on the home page.

        Another example would be Gold Coast Bookkeepers - Bookeeping Services Gold Coast Chose domains that tell prospects where you are and what you do.

        2. Use Xsitepro to create a simple site. They provide you with simple templates.

        3. Call businesses that are advertising online, in the local paper and in the Yellow Pages and tell them:

        "Look I am just starting out as a web designer and I have created a simple website for your industry on a great domain name. I would deeply appreciate it if I can pop by for 5 or 10 minutes and show it to you and I promise, I won't subject you to any high pressure sales pitch. If you like whjat you see, we can talk and if not all you will have invested is 5 minutes of your time and made a new friend in the process"

        "Would a morning or an afternoon be the best time to catch up?"

        4. Invest in a Flipcam and tell the potential buyer: "If you want to go ahead and own the site, I'll do 3 2 minute videos featuring your business and embed them into your new website"

        5. Offer to create a simple report for them. See an couple of examples at www.InsulationScamWarning.com Rainwater Tanks Lismore - Lismore Ballina Casino Phone 6624 4662 All you need to do is get 7 points and add some pics. Use www.Fotolia.com for the pics.

        6. Tell people "You can own the whole package and I'll even include 2 years worth of hosting totally free of charge! for a total investment of just $797 and you can even split that over two months"

        NOTE: Use these exact words.

        Will it be easy? probably not. Can you do it? Yes if you want to badly enough?

        7. Then start asking people everywhere you go "Do you have a website?"

        When I hear 'experts' telling people it cannot be done I think: Hogwash!

        8. Don't listen to all the naysayers who tell you you cannot do stuff. And especially don't listen to anyone who has not made hundreds of thousands of dollars themselves.

        9. Finally, consider joining Garrys Gnapps | Home Business Marketing Institute (NOTE: I won't get a penny if you do)

        Hope this helps...

        Best Regards

        Chris Bloor

        PS My simple plan will give you almost $10,000 over 2 1/2 months. Sell your first site and you will NEVER look back!

        PPS My suggested prices are low because you are just starting out - we sell sites for $5k to $12K

        PPPS Get Drew Eric Whitmans products (AdSurgeon.com) Drews $100 courses are better than some $10,000 seminars I have attended.

        PPPS Yes I saw the Nigera Location. I wrote this for the many who will read it and wonder - "Could I do that?"
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by copywriter View Post


          1. Register 12 .com domains for local businesses in your city/town. See something like Lismore Lawyers - Grahams Lawyers | Solicitors PHONE 1300 663 612 and use the same type of copy on the home page.
          I'm just confused about the dot coms being registered. Is "lismore" a location?

          Geeze, I'm about to move soon and need to drum up new business again. Your plan looks like a decent possibility. Something I can start before I even reach my destination.
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          • Profile picture of the author copywriter
            Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

            I'm just confused about the dot coms being registered. Is "lismore" a location?

            Geeze, I'm about to move soon and need to drum up new business again. Your plan looks like a decent possibility. Something I can start before I even reach my destination.
            Yes Lismore is a location. I have been online full time for 11 years this January and returned to Australia from China about a year and a half ago.

            I stumbled into the 'Building Sites for Local Busineses' niche a few months after getting back. I seriously wish I had done it years back.

            It hit me that the stuff we take totally for granted in the IM community is total 'Rocket Science' to the offline world.

            And given the fact that the average web designer couldn't market him/herself out of a paper bag there is very little competition.

            And you can outsource just about everything. (site creation, ecovers, shopping carts etc)

            We use Xsitepro or Wordpress and are currently getting a local busines theme created by our outsource team.

            Oh and the best thing... the Hosting. I have a friend who started out the same time as I did after his 14 year old son came home from school and said "Hey Dad- I learned how to build websites today!"

            So, my mate goes out the very next day and sells $12,000 worth of web design!

            Can you imagine the impact that had on his Son?

            These days they get $37,000 a month just from the hosting. ($37 a month per site - yes people pay that in Australia and often more than that!).

            I would encourage anyone who wants to make money to focus on creating 'Lead Generating Systems' online for local business owners.

            You sell them with this magic USP:

            "You know how other web designers build epensive 'Brochure' websites that look great but seldom get any traffic, make your phone ring or make you any money?

            Well, what we do is create simple 'Lead Generating Systems' online that work on total autopilot (so you dont have to) and that do much of the job of selling for you!"

            A 'Drovers Dog' could do this. And it sure beats buying half a gazillion courses that promise the earth but seldom deliver.

            Hope that answers your question.
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            • Profile picture of the author copywriter
              @ Martin, I saw the Nigeria part and I agree with you - although even in Nigeria there are some folks making decent income.

              That said, I decided to Post a response because it is a question I get asked all the time "How do I make money online?" and I knew so many people would be asking themselves the same thing.
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                Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

                I'm not going to tell a person that is in dire straights to go out and buy a system and follow it... but I will tell you to start performing services. If you can write, then offer to write content or re-write content for other warriors. If you can speak, then do some tutorial videos with free screen capture software. Just do something.
                So true. Gotta do the work.

                Originally Posted by henry6 View Post

                thank you all ,but have still not gotten what i wanted. if anybody can assist in buying one of my site i will be very grateful. thanks
                Oh... you want us to buy one of your sites, no? If you were able to put together a site(s) worth $5,000 you should be savvy enough to know how to sell it. Not to judge prematurely, or anything, but sounds like some emails I got many years ago...

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              • Profile picture of the author copywriter
                One final thing - get anything by Drew Eric Whitman (Secrets of Copywriting Psychology by Drew Eric Whitman, D.R.S. ) Drew has a unique ability to make small business marketing so simple it becomes almost idiot-proof.

                I remember when I first bought his course back in 2001 and then did $100,000 in extra sales in the following 12 months as a direct result of just doing what he said in relation to marketing.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
              Originally Posted by copywriter View Post

              "You know how other web designers build epensive 'Brochure' websites that look great but seldom get any traffic, make your phone ring or make you any money?

              Well, what we do is create simple 'Lead Generating Systems' online that work on total autopilot (so you dont have to) and that do much of the job of selling for you!"
              Great selling point.

              I've already been doing offline stuff, but I've been moving a lot in the past 2 years and it gets tough going to a fresh place and having to make friends again and again - knowing I won't be there for any length of time. I find the "warm some people up to me" works easily for me as once they realize what I can do they don't want me to go.

              But then, by the time I get clients, I find I have to go again. lol

              Not my choice - someone else keeps making me move.

              Right now I've been offering just some very basic services and try to leave control in the owners hands, but working on ramping things up a bit for the future.

              Anyway, thanks. Maybe this next move will have some additional leverage.
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    I'm not going to tell a person that is in dire straights to go out and buy a system and follow it... but I will tell you to start performing services. If you can write, then offer to write content or re-write content for other warriors. If you can speak, then do some tutorial videos with free screen capture software. Just do something.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrueBrit
      The writing idea would be good but it seems from the enquiry he posted that he is not fluent in English. That would surely be a major snag?
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    try your hand at Forex, but be prepared to have the risk of burning your hands.
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    Do you have any stuff to sell on Ebay?
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    • Profile picture of the author henry6
      pls can you give me more tips on that
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        pls can you give me more tips on that
        And that is why you will not earn $5k in the next month. You are jumping from one thing to the next looking for money. It doesn't work. Recently, you've asked about domain parking, selling sites, high paying keywords, etc. You need to choose one thing and focus on doing that.

        The money you are "needing" is four TIMES the average income in your country. It is equal to someone in the US asking "how can I get $150,000 in the next 30 days".

        I don't know how someone looks at this thread and claims the OP can make $5,000 from writing in the next month - perhaps they should place their orders? I'd expect these would be $2-3 articles so the OP would need to write 50-80 articles per day...every day....for 30 days.

        It's great people try to help - but sometimes facing reality is best.

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        • Profile picture of the author henry6
          thank you brother, but what should i do? i have sites, can i sell them for profits?
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    I think you need to sell off some of your blogs to at least raise some cash. The time frame is too short if you don't have a huge list of subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I think it's very possible to make $5000 your very first month. I'm pretty sure Lee McIntyre made around 7500 his first month.

    But, no one should underestimate the power of someone who is backed into a corner. It's when your backs against the wall that amazing things tend to happen.

    It's in human nature to fight the hardest when the fight is needed. So, I think it's very possible to raise that type of money. But, it's going to be done through product creation and not auto blogging or some silly nonsense like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author azgigi
    List your sites for sale but keep working on them. You may be able to flip a few between now and Christmas. Good luck whatever you do though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    It might be possible to earn that sort of money for some people, but for many it's unlikely and if you aren't really earning any money yet the chance of you earning that much in a month is slim.

    Do you have any services that you can offer?

    Can you write (not sure but I think someone said you weren't fluent in English so that might rule writing out).

    Do you have any graphic design skills?

    Do you have any website building skills?

    If you have some skills and let us know what they are then maybe we can suggest more options that will suit you.

    Certainly try and sell some of your sites if you can, but unless they are making money you might not get much for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    One thing you could do is join a popular forum where you can put up a signature. And if you have to make a specific number of posts before you can put up your signature, then just start a thread w/ an unanswerable question that you know will stroke the egos of those answering, so that you'll have plenty of chances to reply and build your post count.
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    • Profile picture of the author copywriter
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      One thing you could do is join a popular forum where you can put up a signature. And if you have to make a specific number of posts before you can put up your signature, then just start a thread w/ an unanswerable question that you know will stroke the egos of those answering, so that you'll have plenty of chances to reply and build your post count.
      Or you could just ask people for help and be genuine and get the help and answers you need... (of course, you need to ask people who know the answers to your questions)
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  • Profile picture of the author the_knight
    LOL, the first $100 always be the hardest part. IM is a long process. To make your site ranks well in google, it may take up to 6 month alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author deus ex
    $5k is entirely possible - list building or selling online marketing services work but those are very difficult. Follow everyone's advice - my issue is in building lists
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    I thought of getting this one myself..just become a War Room member..

    A plan to earn 10 times the amount that you want right before Christmas...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...s-my-plan.html
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  • Profile picture of the author joshuagan80
    If you are desperately looking for $5000, i would advise you not to out too much hope in IM, unless you have found a good system that can really make you four figure.

    Go and get a job if you really cannot offer any service online, and settle your financial problem, then come back to build your online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    While it's not entirely impossible to earn $5,000 while you're still relatively new to IM, it's going to take a lot of determination and focus to keep on track instead of jumping from one method to the next, which you seem to be doing.

    If you're planning to do IM full time and for the long-term, you simply cannot go wrong starting off with the listbuilding and product creation combination. Build a list quickly with the methods mentioned above in some of the responses on this thread, and then instead of pitching affiliate products to them, sell them the products that you've created.

    Not only do you get paid more if you create valuable and compelling products, you get paid instantly as there'd be no affiliate middleman like Clickbank or Paydotcom that'd make you wait several weeks for a commission check to be mailed out.

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  • Profile picture of the author henry6
    thank you all ,but have still not gotten what i wanted. if anybody can assist in buying one of my site i will be very grateful. thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
      Originally Posted by henry6 View Post

      thank you all ,but have still not gotten what i wanted. if anybody can assist in buying one of my site i will be very grateful. thanks
      Now the truth comes out. No doubt in my mind you just posted the real reason for this thread. You are looking for someone to bail you out or hoping someone will take pity and recommend the Warriors to start fund raising for you. Well my friend it ain't going to happen.

      You have received extremely good tips in this thread and several "reality checks", which could get you started. But no you want it handed to you. Again It Ain't Going To Happen.

      Now so my post is not all negative here are some steps you can take or must take in order to get money coming in.

      Make a list of your skills and post here in this thread. This way we would be able to give specific tips to you about using your skills to make money. You could also go into the Warrior For Hire sub forum and post a thread there.

      Face it man you are going to have to do the work to make any money. Now stop looking for a hand out and get to work.

      Ken Leatherman
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    Just go into prostitution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    @copywriter: Chris - I don't say that it is impossible to make money, just that it is very, very unlikely to happen for this guy in the timescale he specifies.

    Your plan is certainly workable in general, but is extremely unlikely to be of any use to a guy from Nigeria who has severe money problems. Just buying the 12 domains you mention is probably out of his scope, let alone the $197 for XSitePro and the $150 for a flip cam.

    I'm all for encouraging people and promoting the idea that Internet marketing is a good way to make decent money (it is) but I also believe that those of us who are successful have an obligation to keep our feet on the ground and our advice on the sensible side of possible.

    Sometimes a reality check is a lot more help than a plan that would not work for the person it is aimed at.

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  • Profile picture of the author espradley
    Like most of them are saying...your taking the wrong approach. Instead of worrying about how to make 5,000, think about how you can fill a need somewhere.

    Pick a niche...and start working hard at it. Be honest and be fair. In time, money will come. That's how I do all of my projects. I't took me about 1 year to start making good money.
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