Do You Make Enough?

by MommyEnterprises 42 replies
Do you make enough to pay the bills and then some? I wish I could make just a little more each month, just needing some motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barb Thornback
    Hello stefani,

    My goal is to earn more each month, which I am achieving after starting out last October.

    I think you just need to keep adding and promoting each and every day.

    Do something you haven't done before, this will keep you interested and motivated.

    Barb
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  • Profile picture of the author giveusallfreedom
    OK everybody pay attention. We're going to do coaching live and before you're eyes.

    Stefani-

    Hi. Let's make you some more money. First, goal achieving 101. What is "just a little more each month"? Give us an exact number. $100. $500. $1000.
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    • Profile picture of the author cylwac
      Originally Posted by giveusallfreedom View Post

      OK everybody pay attention. We're going to do coaching live and before you're eyes.

      Stefani-

      Hi. Let's make you some more money. First, goal achieving 101. What is "just a little more each month"? Give us an exact number. $100. $500. $1000.

      I have only been at IM for a month and a half but am very interested in what you have to say.
      I'm trying to be realistic here, I know I'm not going to be making millions right off the bat (lol) but I know its possible to make money so I use that as my drive.
      I am a stay a home mom of one.....*fingers crossed another on the way*..I just want to continue to stay home and help contribute with the bills, plus more.

      I know everything doesn't happen over night, but I have learned a lot since starting up.

      I'm open to new ideas and any tips/advice.

      ....So to answer the question...As of right now, no I'm not making enough money, but I intent to make a killing

      Victoria
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      • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
        I am now making around $4,000 - $5,000 a month. Not bad considering I have only been in the IM business a little over a year.
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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          I am making some money, but not nearly what I want to.

          I am going to be exploring other ways to make money with what I already have started. I have already gotten some great ideas on this forum!!

          I am so excited about how different my life is going to be six months from now!
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        • Profile picture of the author dbh
          Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

          I am now making around $4,000 - $5,000 a month. Not bad considering I have only been in the IM business a little over a year.
          Amy, nice to see you pop in once in awhile.....

          - Darrell
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          • Profile picture of the author lindajess
            I'm so a newbie...I'm not even close to making enough!!! But soon...and for the rest of my life!!! LOL
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            • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
              having those concrete goals really, really helps. It just isn't enough to say "I want to make MORE", you need to be specific, like X amount of dollars, and then keep track of it throughout the week/month. Identify if you need to bump your efforts up a notch.

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              • Profile picture of the author alexanderberson
                All i can say to that is a lot of work and never give up on whatever your doing.

                At the end you will see the results and when you do--that will be your motivation.

                You will work even harder then to do better job.


                Good luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author johnbmw
          Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

          I am now making around $4,000 - $5,000 a month. Not bad considering I have only been in the IM business a little over a year.
          hi amy
          do you make that through email marketing?
          cause ive been writing articles like crazy, but not making enough.
          what form of advertising do you do?
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        • Profile picture of the author reapr
          Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

          I am now making around $4,000 - $5,000 a month. Not bad considering I have only been in the IM business a little over a year.
          That is really decent! Kudos. I have been in it for about 9 years making about 300-400 a month. Once I got serious about 5 months ago I am now in the 2k-3k range but don't have the confidence to leave my day job yet. I sure do enjoy the extra income.

          I'm still looking for people to share ideas one on one through chats, but not products that is the hardest part about IM.
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          • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
            No way, I never make enough. Ah well, such is life.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Mason
            Do I make enough? LOL, that's a funny question. I'm sure most people would love to have a little more money. Right now I'm in college and I started IM in order to help pay for school. So far I haven't made all that much, but someday I hope to have "enough." My ultimate goal is to not have to work at a full time job, and stay home (although I'd do IM full time).
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            • Profile picture of the author purple
              I'm definitely not making "enough" but I have surpassed my goal of paying for the internet, the car payment, and the other utilities minus heating (since its hard to gauge). My next goal is half the rent which isn't that far off at all and I've barely begun.
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        • Profile picture of the author alexanderberson
          Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

          I am now making around $4,000 - $5,000 a month. Not bad considering I have only been in the IM business a little over a year.

          Good for you Amy !

          You do all that with your one website or do you have more?
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          • Profile picture of the author jhongren
            I am making more than enough to cover my own salary. So now I am going to cover my wife's so she can work for passion (and not for the job)

            John
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            • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
              Do I make enough...hmm

              I dropped out of college a year ago and never had a job since.
              Paid back my student loans and bought a bunch of toys.

              Id say I make enough but it can always be better.
              My goal is to make $500.000 profit each month with cpa marketing.
              Ah well, guess I guess I got enough time since I dropped out of college hahaha.
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              • Profile picture of the author tamtu
                No, I don't but I think I am heading somewhere now, I will know it in a week.If I don't I will try again, I 've made up my mind that I will find good income online.
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                • Profile picture of the author dvduval
                  Earning more involves giving up something whether that be your time or an increased risk, or even a risk of too much lost time. Continuing to try different strategies is very good. At the same time, sometimes it is good to forget about everything for a week or two, and then come back fresh. Some of my best strategies were created when I wasn't trying hard to make more money, and my mind was relaxed.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Michael T.
                    Never give up and it will pay in the end,the beginning is hard but after it is easy,not saying that it is easy but compared to a 9-5 job it is.First you must learn how to make money and then actually dive in and grow your business.

                    Be an expert in one thing and don't get distracted with other things.

                    Set yourself small goals which you want to achieve,don't set high expetations because you are preparing yourself for failure.

                    The money should be your motivation and btw i would rather work for my business then someone else's.

                    It was also hard for me when i started,but now it is a much better situation.
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                    • Profile picture of the author JeffersonB
                      naah .. i make enough to look at on the screen and say yeah i make money online but not enough to be like .. a living or anything.. but i can see it happening one day
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                      • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                        be persistent and your goal will be met...it is going to be a life long journey and treat it like a business.

                        John Di Lemme said it is a 5 years process to build your process. so expect it to be that long. =)

                        Cheers,
                        John
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                        • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
                          I started making money online when I was about 12... no wonder by the time I turned 18, I moved out, went off to college, and spent almost $200k on tuition and fees for a degree... all paid for by my websites. Now I've graduated and I'm working on a master's degree, in a much nicer apartment than the dorms I initially moved out to, and pay my bills with money saved every month, so yes, enough...
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                          • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
                            Principle of financial growth...

                            Make your first dollar and then repeat the effort to make two.
                            With 2 make 4, with 4 make 8...16...32...64...128...256...512...1024....2048. ..4096...8192...16384...32768.....65536.... And then off to much more....

                            But you need to automate the process a s soon as you can!

                            Another thing that you MUSt do is to take and implement the advice from people that have done bertter than whatr you are aiming for, becuase they can see the easiest way to it!

                            -Lakshay
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                          • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
                            I think setting goals is a good thing and
                            committing yourself to it but...

                            but it does come down to what you know
                            about the niche you're in and what you have
                            to invest in it either time or money.

                            If you don't have the cash you will have to
                            invest time and that will bring you back to
                            learning the basic skills of IM but once you
                            have that down the sky is the limit.

                            Knowing the basics is a must..

                            --David
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          • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
            Guys, with everything that's been said here
            the key points is knowing what you want.

            Once that is sorted you can go forward to
            finding a aholic market, find out what they
            want create for them and sell it to them.

            Next rinse and repeat...

            This is the overall picture but if you do this
            right you could knock out a couple products
            a month to feed these aholic markets, now
            that's cash in the bag.

            --David
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Stefani,

    I think the problem with generating your own income is that there's never really a finish line...a little more would always be better.

    Obviously I don't know what it is you're doing, but have you looked into outsourcing things? The extra money you can generate once you free up some of your time can be simply phenomenal.

    Hope that's useful.

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  • Profile picture of the author dbh
    Originally Posted by MommyEnterprises View Post

    Do you make enough to pay the bills and then some? I wish I could make just a little more each month, just needing some motivation.
    I sure do Stephani, and you can too . I know that you've been at this for awhile 'cause I've seen you here and on other forums. So for you its probably just a matter of whats been said many times before: Identify your best producers and make them even better and/or replicate them .

    Now pretty soon, I expect you to be writing us from your mobile office aboard your new yacht while the staff watches the kids. Carry on there and good luck.

    - Darrell
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    Originally Posted by MommyEnterprises View Post

    Do you make enough to pay the bills and then some? I wish I could make just a little more each month, just needing some motivation.
    This is the big advice I give to everyone: "You must be consistent and have the ambition to succeed."

    With those two things you can achieve anything. Set small goals to be able to pay your bills and live in comfort, then create bigger goals to obtain the things you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author NeelsTheron
      Not enough yet (eg. I would like my wife to be able to quit her job, and it's getting closer every month!), but I'm glad I stuck with it for the past 2 years, through ups and downs, google slaps and what not...

      Small goals worked best for me: at first it was just to cover the phone/internet costs; then the electricity bill; then the property rates; the best motivation was when I managed to also cover the monthly home payment, etc

      My advice: don't fall around trying a new "make money" method every week, stick with something that you believe will help you achieve a certain goal, and hang in there until it is properly established, then add another stream or method - there are just too many great ways to make money, you can't try them all...
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  • Originally Posted by MommyEnterprises View Post

    Do you make enough to pay the bills and then some? I wish I could make just a little more each month, just needing some motivation.
    Thankfuly, I can say YES to that in 2008. Things were not so good before. There have been days when I had a hand-to-mouth existence.

    Arindam

    P.S. I agree that once you start making 'enough', outsourcing some of your 'grunt work' will make you a lot more profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    Online, with the right knowledge and application it's quite possible to make obscene amounts. I believe the trick is in constantly learning and applying.

    For example, when I first started online about a decade ago, just $150 a month was a good return. That was when I only knew about ebay to make money - as my knowledge and experience grew, I became aware of new methods that brought in cash - residual income (do the work once, get paid forever), the importance of list building, doing ad swaps and JVs with others... it wont happen overnight but when you do find the formula that works for you, the return can make it more than worth the wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Hi Stefani,
    When I need motivation I just think of the seed analogy... where the seed is doing all it's growing below ground where you can't see it. Then one day it pops above ground where you can see it and it grows quickly everyday, right before your eyes. Now there is measurable progress, almost unbelievable progress! But first the roots had to grow underground to create a strong foundation.

    Hope that helps.
    Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author iceintentions
    I make enough money to pay my phone bill. But last week I made enough to pay all my bills for the month. Hopefully that will be a regular occurance.
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    • Profile picture of the author lindajess
      My goal for this week is to make $200. If I make more then that's totally wicked! However, I think I may need to look into more long term money making. Mainly because I would like to make enough money to not work at a "regular" job anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author MicahF7
    Originally Posted by MommyEnterprises View Post

    Do you make enough to pay the bills and then some? I wish I could make just a little more each month, just needing some motivation.
    Hey Mommy Enterprises,

    Yes, you can make as mush money as you want online.

    DONT GIVE UP. That does not mean you dont stop trying to find somthing thats works, and put-up with somthing that does not work.

    I hope this helps

    Micah Rush
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    • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
      I've made a full time income off the internet for several years.

      Today it's actually easier to make a living than ever.

      But you need to be realistic. There will probably be a big learning curve when you're starting out just to get some of the basics down.

      And you'll have to work out exactly how you're going to make money.

      But if you persist and stay focused you certainly should be able to make good money.

      The industry is growing and the opportunities are increasing...especially for people who take the the time to really excel.

      Kindest regards,
      Andrew Cavanagh
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  • Profile picture of the author ariyes
    I don't make enough as i want. i am in IM form last 1.5 year but still i am trying to fill up my target but...
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  • Profile picture of the author zach2393
    In my mind you can NEVER have enough =)
    So I'm always wanting more and more...
    Maybe that's a good thing?
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