Best Advice for 2K by the end of November

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I am a newbie at this and I need help. My goal is to to make 2K by the end of Nov (I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible and what would be your best advice.

Thanks,
Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeveli20
    Definitely possible for a lot of people, but if you don't already have a foundation in place you might find it a bit more difficult. Since you're a newbie as you say, I may shoot for that goal by the end of the year to be a bit more realistic. One word of advice, don't go buying a bunch of "push button" software that claims to make you $2,932.78 by the time you wake up. You'll end up losing more money. Find something that works and stick with it and you will succeed.

    Regards,

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Morganzolar
      Hi

      I know there are a lot of 'the sky is the limit' people around here - but as someone who's put alot of time and effort into IM, I would say you may want to have a more realistic target to reach - unless you have a fair bit of money to invest in paid traffic and outsourcing today.

      I'm not trying to be sceptical, if there's anyone with a _genuine_ strategy to achieve this from nothing - I think they would've sold the information for a large amount of money, a long time ago !

      I wish you all the best in your journey

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      • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
        I would suggest freelancing if you want to earn that kind of money before the end of November especially if you have a high paying skill set like programming. Sites like eLance and Guru are quick to get started on although it takes a while to build a reputation so even for freelancing your time frame might be a bit limited.

        Internet marketing like most things takes a while to learn and so if you try and rush the process you are more likely to lose money then make it. A better goal would be try and build a system which consistently earns any money and then work out how to scale it from there.

        Also check out the offliner section of the forum, in my own opinion its the better place to get started if you want to make money from the internet marketing skills you will develop
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  • Profile picture of the author OhioWriter
    You can also write if that is something you can do well. Just find a way to differentiate yourself from all the cheap writers who seem to get the jobs more and more now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seth Bias
    Might want to start a service offering thing. Might be your best bet to $2,000. What are your current skills? PM me I can help you with some Ideas or try to help at least. If you don't already have a foundation it will be kinda hard to get that kinda money in a month. But nothings impossible!
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    "I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible"
    1. Don't lie to your wife. If you have to ask that question... then you don't really know if its possible do you?

    2. Yes, its possible... but not common.

    3. Easy way to 2k by end of November? Get two jobs and make sure one of them has commissions or tips on top of the wage.

    4. Most people who are confident that they can make 2k by the end of November even though they have no experience... at least have a plan before they tell their wife they can do it... and they have confidence and drive + existing marketable knowledge and sales experience (you simply must have direct sales experience or learn it quickly to make money in IM).

    5. Un-probable but "possible" IM way to 2k by the end of November:

    A. Create a product or service for a hungry existing market

    B. Write an irrestistable sales letter/offer

    C. Market the heck out of it using PPC, WSO, Affiliates etc.

    6. I see this is your first post... use the search function. This question has been asked 10,000 times here and answered 100,000 times.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatchesDM
    You can't build a home with no foundation.

    A good foundation is need to base your income off of, its next to impossible to make $2k a month with little to no experience and absolutely NO foundation.


    There are many people on Warrior Forums with a lot of experience in this field and most would be more than happy to help you. I would advice doing some research, find out the steps, and then one by one ask your fellow Warriors for help on each step!
    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    Jaycraf,

    I always suggest to divide target income by time left, so 2000/20 days.... which is 100 bucks a day.

    I agree to previous posters that with no foundation, it's going to be difficult. Go find one or more jobs that make >= 100 bucks/day and you're set.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveDolan
    I agree with the majority here. Building income with IM takes a good foundation and time. You've set yourself a goal of 3 weeks and TBH unless you're really lucky, or already have saleable skills/products then it's highly unlikely.

    The best way is to offer a skill or service, but without knowing your skill set (as well as the time you have available) it's really impossible to give you focused advice.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichMag
    Like everyone else has already said, you really need to build a foundation first. There are 20 days left in the month, to include a long weekend here in the States. I dont think it will be possible unless you have some sort of list.

    Your best bet is to outsurce yourself. Go to the Warriors looking to hire Warriors section and start to bid on Gigs. Also, check out oDesk and other Freelance sites. That should get you started and depending on what your talents are and how much you are willing to work, you could hit $2k.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    Jaycraf
    Your opening says you are a Newbie. Why would you think it is possible to make 2K by the end of November? Unless you meant that you are a newbie to the forum and we are about to discover that you already own 100+ niche sites earning 1.9K per month already. Then - yeah - I would say it is possible for you to make 2K.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author bitriot
      I am a smart guy and have been a part time IM'er for the last 18 months. As of today I am making roughly $5 a day. Someone smarter than me may be able to make thousands in a very short period of time, but it has taken me some time just to get to earnings of about $150 a month.

      I would set more realistic goals. My girlfriend thought all of IM was very scammy and was on me about it until I started getting monthly adsense checks. Even if only for $100, it makes a big difference to see that money coming in. Now my GF has what I would describe as guarded optimism. I am sure your GF will feel similarly.
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      • Profile picture of the author J Bold
        Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

        I am a smart guy and have been a part time IM'er for the last 18 months. As of today I am making roughly $5 a day. Someone smarter than me may be able to make thousands in a very short period of time, but it has taken me some time just to get to earnings of about $150 a month.

        I would set more realistic goals. My girlfriend thought all of IM was very scammy and was on me about it until I started getting monthly adsense checks. Even if only for $100, it makes a big difference to see that money coming in. Now my GF has what I would describe as guarded optimism. I am sure your GF will feel similarly.
        Yes but how will his wife feel? She may be mad to know he has a GF!

        As for the OP, while anything is possible and you may have just watched that inspirationaly movie with Will Smith, it's in the doing and the grinding it out that money gets made.

        What are your skills? What are your interests? Do you have absolutely any idea what you want to do to get that money?

        At the moment it sounds like you are just dreaming, but you need to think about nuts and bolts.
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        • Profile picture of the author bitriot
          Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

          Yes but how will his wife feel? She may be mad to know he has a GF!
          Hah, good point!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronaldmd
    It's possible but hard, especially if you start from scratch. And you only have 20 days of time. If you start from scratch, you can expect several hundreds only IMO, if you want to make money by build website.

    However, I think your best bet is by offering your service for several hundreds to thousands per work.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnyinoz
    I'm a newbie too - started learning about IM at the end of September. I have made two sales so far for the grand total of about $22. I have spent hundreds of dollars on education and I tried PPC with horrible results - take my advice and LEAVE THAT ALONE until you really know what you are doing. Even taking precautions I racked up a $200 bill in 2 days! I have also paid for one solo ad - waiting to see the results of that. I think if you go in too focused on the $$, you will just screw up. I am now rethinking some of my strategy - I now actually have done enough of my education to realise that I probably tried to put the cart before the horse. There are quite a few things that you need to learn and take time over to ensure that your strategies for traffic actually lead to sales conversions.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveHughes
      If...

      ...you have a skill for which there is a demand (and solid proof that your skill is high-quality)
      ...you have the time to devote to performing that service for other marketers (don't underestimate this one!)
      ...you don't start out trying to compete on "price", but instead on "quality of service" and charge a fair rate
      ...you leave your customers with a "wow" on their lips when you deliver

      ...then yes, you can do it.

      You'll have trouble remembering what "sleep" was by the end of the month, but you can hit that mark...with luck. (The other key ingredient.)

      Put together a pitch for your service that grabs attention and then get to work.

      Doing 2k in 20 days starting from scratch (no list, no existing web properties with traffic, etc)...I never say "never", but....well, good luck.

      Making money online isn't a sprint, it's a marathon.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    Whatever you do, make sure you TAKE ACTION. That will prove more valuable than any money making method out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Promote the heck out of high ticket items my friend.Products that start around 300-500 dollars ..you would be surprised my friend good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    Well I got to agree with everyone that answered the question.

    Also this question has been answered an awful lot, what I don't understand is why people come into IM and think they can strike it rich

    One thing I will tell you and that is TAKE MASSIVE ACTION
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    If you have a lot of time to work on this everyday and the money to get a domain name, hosting account and autoresponder, and $1, I would love to have you help me with a test to see if this can be done.

    If you want more info. PM me.

    Otherwise, I think the best thing is for you to sell your services on odesk.com or any other freelancing site.

    Edit: I realized you can't PM me so I PM'd you with another way to reach me.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Jaycraf View Post

    My goal is to to make 2K by the end of Nov (I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible and what would be your best advice.
    Sell your car.

    Bam, done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chicago87
    Originally Posted by Jaycraf View Post

    I am a newbie at this and I need help. My goal is to to make 2K by the end of Nov (I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible and what would be your best advice.

    Thanks,
    Jay
    I am looking to do this as well. Let me know if you find a way to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    Well, let's see, instead of telling you to build a base, let's look at this. If you actually need to see the money in a month, then you need something that can pay you instantly, which probably eliminates most affiliate programs.

    You'll need to:

    1. Be prepared to pull all-nighters. Lots of them.
    2. Be a complete master of your time and completely self motivated
    3. You'll need careful planning
    4. You'll need your wife to be okay with being ignored for a month
    4. You'll need something that can pay you instantly; WarriorPlus comes to mind. Anything that involves people paying you directly: Selling your own product (Plenty of WSOs make $2,000+, so if you think you can develop a hot IM product then by all means...Never sold one myself though), Selling your own service, flipping a website (Oh, there's an idea!), offline marketing.

    You could build a website, build a product, build a list using a portion of the product as an incentive, and then sell the product to that list for a very reasonable price. You'll have to find some way to get really quick traffic...Guest posting and social traffic is probably your best bet. If you have some money that you could sink into this business you could totally do solo ad swaps to quickly build up a list, which would probably give you more sales in less time.

    Then at the end of the month develop a 6 month marketing plan for your website / product. List the website on Flippa and think of another bonus you can offer everyone who bids (Like I'll build X backlinks per bid, or I'll give you X pages of prewritten content per bid or something like that). Take the time to learn what works in website auctions, and when you do sell your site you'll need to spend time monitoring the auction so that you can reply to anything.

    Of course, this is assuming a LOT of luck and that you're already completely self motivated and can work 16 hour days no problem, and that your wife wouldn't kill you for completely ignoring her for a month, and that you're a total natural at copywriting, and that you already know all the skills needed to do everything listed there or could learn it extremely quickly...

    It's a lot of work, and it's work that you probably won't do right the first time. That's why people don't make that much that quick very often. Again, the more money to have to invest, the more likely (if you're smart about it) you are to see quicker success.

    I guess that's where having the foundation comes in handy. Still...At least this is an actual plan and not just "don't try, you'll fail".

    If you're at all comfortable working in the IM niche then the 'create a product' or 'sell a service' suggestions will probably be the most likely to result in the most money as quickly as possible.

    Sorry about the rant. Hope someone (ideally the OP) got something out of it at least.

    Kindly,
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
      Originally Posted by stephenwaldo View Post

      4. You'll need your wife to be okay with being ignored for a month
      You're not married, are you?
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    Got something special,

    PM sent

    Dont worry, you will not need to invest even a single $

    All work will be on my end
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  • Profile picture of the author ganang
    I'm loving quick buck method, from my experience

    Flipping website and provide service is 2 thing that you should start, it need little investment and the profit is real time not like affiliate marketing who will need to wait for 60 days refund period.

    the money from those business model will straight go to your paypal account

    very nice

    Good Luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Quite honestly, looking for a fast buck is not the way to build an online business and the chances of you making that amount by the end of November are slim.

    The quickest way to get some cash online is offering a service in Warriors for Hire.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by Jaycraf View Post

    I am a newbie at this and I need help. My goal is to to make 2K by the end of Nov (I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible and what would be your best advice.

    Thanks,
    Jay
    Sure... if you're coachable... join my business... be prepared to
    work at it a minimum of 2-3 hours per day... do exactly what I tell
    you to do... no exceptions or excuses.

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    Start writing articles as a service and dont stop.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyStacks
    Listen, I've been in this game for awhile now. There's a lot of good information in this thread that you should listen to. I know it's easy to look at other people's success story in IM and be like YEAH IT IS GOING TO BE EASY TO DO THAT. Well, the truth is it's far from easy.

    You'll have to invest countless hours into your site(s) to get them making money for you. A couple suggestions I have is 1) TAKE ACTION like somebody already mentioned. There are so many deterrents in the online world that are only distractions. Set your skype to busy and kill the IM. You will also want to stop frequenting forums as much during this time period. Set rewards for yourself online. Come on the forums when your day is finished and you feel like you've put in a lot of work for the day.

    2) Don't overwhelm yourself. This part many affiliates get caught up in. If you're like a lot of affiliate the ideas will flow like Niagra Falls but you won't have the time to develop all of them. What you should do is signup to Evernote to make a record of your ideas so you can revisit them when you've got the time to do so.

    I couldn't tell you how much money I've pumped into new domains with random ideas popping into my head at 2 am. My suggestions is to do things one at a time. Make one site at a time and hit your revenue goals. Don't try and do 20 projects at a time cause you'll never get one of them done and generating revenue like you want it to just starting out.

    As time goes by you'll find it easier to start delegating some of the work out which gives you more time to do more important things. If you stick with it you can make a lot of money online. Just be persistent and don't give up.Countless people enter this business wanting to make a lot of money right away which rarely happens.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jmdw99
    I think you should sell a service. To reach your goal you need to have a marketable skill and already know how to market it online. My advice for your online endeavor is to think of it as a regular business for long term success. First you have to cover overhead before you break even. An online business is less expensive than a BM, but drawing a true profit takes time. I am sure you can reach your goal with a more realistic time line.

    On a personal note, I would caution against overpromising to the wife. It is much easier to get a business off the ground with family support. As a wife myself, I suggest you promise to make an extra $150 and use it to take her out to a nice dinner.
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  • Profile picture of the author StepAhead
    "Where there is a will, there is a way", an old Indian saying. If you had set your goal, put your best to work. Start article writing, re writing, blog writing. The skill of writing ( if u have) can help you to achieve your goal. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ajparker
    I think it's a steep goal and you need to be careful about overpromising/underdelivering. On the other hand I like having big goals. You might be able to do something like this with a CPA offer. Look for something that would grab the interest of College age students maybe. Put up flyers with your url which redirects to your cpa..

    Or... find 10 local businesses that don't currently have web pages or need a web page redesign and offer them a new site for $400-$500 each. Don't feel like for that money you have to build a 700 page behemoth... Maybe offer a free simple one page site and charge yearly for hosting. Emphasize the importance of being online.

    Buy hosting - install wordpress - find a nice professional theme and upload their pictures/text - charge more if you have to go out and take any pictures/potentially outsource some of the parts you can't do yourself.

    If there are no bites on the first 10 - go for the next 10.

    If you're intent to it being "online", think about selling services as others have suggested. At fiverr you'd need to have 25 gigs a day.... maybe look at imgigz.com for different pricings.... or the warriors for hire section. If you can team up with someone else (online or OFFLINE) to gain traffic that might should help.

    As far as that goes if you learn a bunch of ways you CAN'T make $2000 in three weeks it may be as valuable as if you find one way that can work.

    Avery
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    Originally Posted by Jaycraf View Post

    I am a newbie at this and I need help. My goal is to to make 2K by the end of Nov (I told my wife it is possible). So, starting from scratch is this possible and what would be your best advice.

    Thanks,
    Jay
    Two questions:

    1. What do you know?

    2. What can you do?

    Yes, as Warriors have suggested, sell your services. Basically this boils down to doing what others hate to do, or find difficult to do.

    Lots of Warriors sell their services in the Warriors for Hire forum. Check to see what others are selling, that you could sell too.

    Once you've chosen, you've already been told that MASSIVE ACTION is the key.

    At the moment, your post count here is very low. Start interacting. Answer questions posted here, when you know the answer. Warriors trust other Warriors when they've shown themselves to be trustworthy.

    In brief: you can make $2000 in the next two weeks if you are determined to do it.

    The only question now is, how determined are you?

    Angela
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  • Profile picture of the author jpratama
    November and December are good season to sell stuffs. You can try Amazon. But you will get paid after 2 months.
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