$20000 to invest for the ultimate goal --> PASSIVE INCOME

by phans
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So let's say you would get $20000 tomorrow and the only way you can spend it is to invest it in a way to earn you the max. amount of passive income.

How would YOU do it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    If those were the circumstances, there is only one possible answer, which I do not have.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I would say all the solutions involve one of two things:
    1. Thinking, planning and effort
    2. Good luck

    I prefer #1. I've had a number of people "throw" money at internet projects, and it was a shame to watch them fail. I told them they need to be involved in their venture more, and they didn't listen.

    The main exception to this is you have existing business partners that you really trust who have a formula that is likely to work. Generally, in these situations you have already made money together, and this is just a new spin on things.

    But would not advise you to invest in anything you can't be involved in, especially in this business climate.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamimabraham
    50% I will spend for making a awesome iphone games/Apps. 25% for advertising and rest of the money for risk management.

    It must return my investment within 3 month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Hollywood
      Honestly, I would not invest that money into any IM project that I have. I would never invest that much money into IM, due to past experiences.

      Instead, I would invest that money into asian currency (it's going to explode over the next 10 years).
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    With that amount of money, I'd be able to create and rank around 66 niche sites, give or take. I'd probably lump it into 2 or 3 authority sites though.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Not from personal experience, but product creation and people promoting my work. Or something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ash R
    Never invest cold.

    Never invest in something you don't understand.

    Use your time first. Learn about IM. Spend some of the money on education.

    Once you know what to do, get to work. Do some of it yourself. Spend some money on tools and outsourcing.

    Wait till you see a return on your investment.

    Now, use the rest of the money to scale up

    At least, that's how I would do it.

    "throwing money" at something you don't understand and aren't earning from already will just be a waste. But spending money to expand is a good investment.
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    • You didn't say how much of a return you expect on your investment.

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      • Profile picture of the author phans
        thanks for all the feedback

        real estate really does sound interesting and if i would living in the usa i would be def interested in it but i am living in europe in an area where the price of real estate is so high and the rent is so low :/
        a normal apartment will cost you about €100000 and you can expect to earn €500 in rents... :/

        Actually it's kinda funny because the reason i got into IM is the chance of creating passive income!
        Before i got into IM i was trying to get into real estate investing to generate passive income but like i said in my country it's not very lucrativ at the moment!

        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        You didn't say how much of a return you expect on your investment.

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        Well hard to give you a number. I would say $500-$1000 passive income would be ok for me (i know that pros can make a lot larger return on 20k).
        Till IM is mostly semi passive income the $500-$1000 should be after outsourcing for maintenance work.

        sorry my english isn't the best but i hope you unterstand me good enough


        also don't worry i won't be doing anything stupid by jumping in it was just a hypothetical question

        before i will invest in generating passive income i already have a list of things i will buy/invest to get a decent knowledge of IM which contains serval good rated ebooks as well as SEO software
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    To me, passive says affiliate marketing.

    Have some content created by an email copywriter to serve as your sales funnel for specific affiliate products with good conversion, in a niche that can be served by more than a few products.

    Consider:

    * Commodity = something that people always need;
    * Non-commodity = one time purchase.

    Target commodity where you can, but if choosing the non-commodity, pick a niche with multiple tangents and multiple up-sell opportunities.

    Be sure to preserve some of your budget to build articles to promote your opt-in squeeze pages, and provide some on-site content to serve as a teaser to get people into your mailing list / sales funnel.

    Drop no more than 50% of your budget to build your sales funnel and some initial content to start testing and tweaking your sales funnel.

    Use the free services at SplitTesting.com to trial several possible squeeze pages to find the best-converting pages in your sales funnel.

    Understand that while you seek passive income, work will be necessary to put the ball in motion.

    Once you have refined your squeeze pages and sales funnel, to the point of proven profits, then start spending the other half of your budget to ramp up your promotion and link building, putting more targeted eyeballs on your squeeze pages.

    I strongly recommend seeking to sell affiliate offers outside of the Make Money Online niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
    Educate yourself

    It's not about throwing money around
    A more intelligent approach is warranted
    Without educating yourself first, you might
    as will give the money away...

    Danni~

    Originally Posted by phans View Post

    So let's say you would get $20000 tomorrow and the only way you can spend it is to invest it in a way to earn you the max. amount of passive income.

    How would YOU do it?
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    Honestly i would take it slow, i invested and lost close to 3,000 this summer. You can definantly lose your shirt in this business. I would do some research and start small, find something that works, then scale it. Money's great to have, but without the knowledge you will end up losing everything. Move carefully, very carefully, in this field.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fraser SellHealth
      Originally Posted by jcruz View Post

      Honestly i would take it slow, i invested and lost close to 3,000 this summer. You can definantly lose your shirt in this business. I would do some research and start small, find something that works, then scale it. Money's great to have, but without the knowledge you will end up losing everything. Move carefully, very carefully, in this field.
      I agree , find something very small even to make a few dollars a day then scale it up times a 100.
      Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author acooking9
    As others have said if you invest it all you will probably lose it. The awesome thing about the internet is the ability to scale.

    Make a plan on how much you want to invest in education and set a start date at least 30 days out so you don't jump on something because it sounds good.

    Then as John Resse says, make your first dollar. So maybe invest $1000 and see how that works, if not do it again until you make a dollar profit. Then scale with all you have.

    Otherwise just put it in the bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    I'd set aside a certain portion to invest into my already working projects to grow them even more.

    I'd use some for experimenting with some new ideas but I would be VERY hands on for these ones.

    I'd set a little aside for a rainy day.

    - If I had absolutely no experience in this game whatsoever, I would hope that I had the sense (although quite possibly not) to save the majority of the $20,000 until I had the knowledge and experience to use it wisely.

    Chances are if someone had of given me $20,000 a few years back and said go make your self an internet millionaire all I would've done was mow through $20,000 and learned some really expensive lessons!
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    • You know, I used to be cynical about these "I've got this much money to invest, what should I do with it?" threads. Seems there's a different one each day

      Then something happened two weeks ago. Someone, out of the blue, handed us a check for a very large sum of money. You're probably thinking that sounds great and it is. But it's also a problem. What do we do with it?

      Banking it is no good. Even with that much cash, we'd still only get 1% interest. The stock market is completely and totally out of the question. Buy real estate? Tempting, but who wants to deal with repairs and renters?

      It's not just us. With the uncertainty of this economy, many people are sitting on the cash they've got and waiting. Which, of course, weakens the economy further.

      I realize now it's no wonder people are asking this question. The trouble is that nobody seems to have a good answer.

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  • Profile picture of the author chall vandenbergh
    i woul go to amerika start there to ofline marketing in and set the rest of my money on the bank ( or even bette in a vault ) and use the ofline marketing money to live my live and start ppc campains and i would have 15000 over for emergency

    or better i would invest 10000 in a outsorcing to get me leads for cpa ing a couple of months you double your money
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  • Profile picture of the author fresh2death
    To be honest if you cant make a passive income with little to no investment, it probably won't be easier using 20K. You will burn through money rather than bootstrapping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Huang
    Why in the world would I take twenty thousand dollars, and invest it online? It literally takes me almost nothing except maybe less than fifty dollars a year to get my site up and running. Unless you are building hundreds of sites then yeah but otherwise, i need very minimal for a start up. Build product then set up then watch your money grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author GregSilva
    $20,000? Real estate. The market is amazing right now and it is the perfect time if you have the money to pick up properties. Seriously, look into it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Huang
      Indeed Greg silva, I too have an interest in investing especially on real estate where holding a property for five years can almost double the price of the property you bought originally, I had friends who was successful in it. 20,000 is not necessary to be invested online in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author avisoriol
    invest it for the raining days yet to come
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  • Profile picture of the author dark witness
    How much and when are you looking for a return.

    If i had that sort of money now, my investment would be in stock/forex. I joined an investment program and that's where I am putting my money at the moment.

    Property is another good one with the market as it is right now. a few years down the line and you could be looking at an empire.

    If i was to put it into internet marketing, I think I would be looking for someone who has a solid system that is profitable and use the investment to scale that business model up. The key is finding the right person with the right system.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimjox
    Dont invest it all you will probably lose it.Just Make a plan on how much you want to invest in education so Learn about IM first and once you know what to do, get to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author randimoore
    I agree. I would also take the money and invest in real estate, buying apartment units and then eventually buying more and more of them.
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  • I'd invest $10k in education

    $5k in marketing

    $5k for unexpected expenses

    Your most important asset is yourself and your knowledge and your ability to execute. Invest in yourself first and foremost.

    Some people can create huge businesses with $100 and some are really good at going bankrupt with massive amounts of capital.

    It's not the amount of money you have that matters, it's WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE that makes ALL the difference in the world.

    And the best thing, by far, to invest your money in is yourself.

    And yes, listening to investment advice in a public forum is a good way to go broke faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author vok
    The best investment advice I can give you is don't take investment advice off a forum. Do your own research, go and consult a financial adviser.

    Question and research everything before committing to something.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    It really depends on someones skill level, business savvy and motivation.
    If you aren't skilled or expert at some aspects of Internet Marketing, then you would just blow all your money.
    Internet Marketing at a high level is like going to college. I would take half the money and spend the next 6 months learning to master this industry. Find something you love to do...create a product that is in high demand, brand yourself as a leader regarding this product. Then sell the product online with Social Media, Search Media and SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Espen Samuelsen
      Either I'd do a lot of work myself on research and then hire outsourcers to do a heck of a lot of work fo rme building niche sites selling affiliate offers.

      OR: I'd put it into this forex WSOl, which seems interesting... I'm not shilling for this guy as I don't know him, but I see some of the more successful marketers have actually invested into this and made a lot of money back. Might invest a little myself when I get the money to spare!
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  • Profile picture of the author dharmendra
    u have not given a description on how to earn $20000
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
    MY guess is that no matter what you do with it, by the end of the year you'll have nothing. Making money isn't about spending money, it's about learning how to do something extremely well and building slowly. I mean, gads...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bundberg
    Passive income is not as easy as it seems. There are many non-scam investment programs that earn just about some % a month and those who earn the most do refer others and earn referral commissions. Gold and silver really is the best investment, but you do not make a living every month even if you buy gold for $20,000.

    In opposite, big money can be made with very little investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMoneyPress
    Trading Stock Options....my profession is a Day Trader...i'm new to internet marketing and dropshipping (my hobbies)..
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      Originally Posted by MrMoneyPress View Post

      Trading Stock Options...
      Finally, someone here is making some cents.
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  • Well, if for me to plan on it, I planning for the real estate buying, that gives me another passive income, then sell it in high price, reinvest again , and sell again.

    Also, expand the business to even larger buy owning few more business or some how. I mean everything is well-prepared and plan well. Cool ~
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNeer
    Originally Posted by phans View Post

    So let's say you would get $20000 tomorrow and the only way you can spend it is to invest it in a way to earn you the max. amount of passive income.

    How would YOU do it?
    You should just buy an income. You can go on Flippa and find a website for around 10K that will produce you a few thousand dollars a month, proven.

    Just becareful and consult this forum before you decide to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rankomatic
    Originally Posted by phans View Post

    So let's say you would get $20000 tomorrow and the only way you can spend it is to invest it in a way to earn you the max. amount of passive income.

    How would YOU do it?
    Grab some very high traffic keywords, build out 10 or so HQ sites and hammer the marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author ReachOneMedia
    Get a saving account and put it there.

    If you're asking for investment opinion over an internet marketing forum to me it's a sign that you are not yet prepared to make a sound investment decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMoneyPress
    you can passively make an income in the stock market whether it goes up or down...it's not hard and it's even ways to get someone to advise you on this...of course for a cost...but the returns are more than worth it..
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