They say the fastest way to make money is providing service

by Tenzho
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Yeah, it is quick money if you are skillful and talented. What if you don't have any skill to offer?

If I say I am offering my service as a virtual assistance for 2 hour for $5, I can do any simple task like blog commenting, forum posting, social networking, sending emails, writing article(low quality), data entry, etc and I will record my window doing the task as proof. Do you think people will buy it?

Where should I post my service, I tried searching "virtual assistance" on Fiverr and it has more than 5 pages of it. I don't think anyone will realize the existence of my gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author jascoken
    My heart goes out to you my friend...

    I can see you want to build something, and you're prepared to work for it, but maybe you need to concentrate on building a skill-set which is saleable first; then you'd truly have something to offer. Knowledge and experience, on top of creative ideas, hard work and proper implementation, are the base of all strong businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
      Why not post here in the WF classified ad section.
      Or warriors for hire section you mite do well if
      your willing to do the work.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
        Originally Posted by Joseph G Spiteri View Post

        Why not post here in the WF classified ad section.
        Or warriors for hire section you mite do well if
        your willing to do the work.
        Thanks, I will try that out!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
        Originally Posted by Joseph G Spiteri View Post

        Why not post here in the WF classified ad section.
        Or warriors for hire section you mite do well if
        your willing to do the work.
        Oh no, $20 for posting a thread in that section.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
          Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

          Oh no, $20 for posting a thread in that section.
          If you don't have 20 bucks, put up a page on weebly.com with your service and put a link to it in your signature and keep posting regularly on the forum.

          That way you can get your service in front of an audience without shelling out money
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      • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
        Originally Posted by Joseph G Spiteri View Post

        Why not post here in the WF classified ad section.
        Or warriors for hire section you mite do well if
        your willing to do the work.
        Yeah, I was thinking of the Warriors For Hire section. Serious marketers will very likely hire for serious jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingChad
    You have the desire which is what most marketers are lacking! I would suggest maybe becoming a full-time VA for an established marketer. That way you can make some money why gaining some experience in the process of building up an Internet business. If you find the right person to work for, they can even give you a few tips and pointers along the way.

    The best way to learn is by doing, just get out there and try some things and you'll be on your way in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Britt Malka
    I love the way you're honest about your abilities and what you have to offer, Tenzho. Good luck with your business! You certainly start out on the right foot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deji
    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Yeah, it is quick money if you are skillful and talented. What if you don't have any skill to offer?

    If I say I am offering my service as a virtual assistance for 2 hour for $5, I can do any simple task like blog commenting, forum posting, social networking, sending emails, writing article(low quality), data entry, etc and I will record my window doing the task as proof. Do you think people will buy it?

    Where should I post my service, I tried searching "virtual assistance" on Fiverr and it has more than 5 pages of it. I don't think anyone will realize the existence of my gig.
    It is impossible you don;t have any skill to offer. Even though it may seem there is a lot of competition on Fiverr (5 pages as you said), you have to start from somewhere. Why not post there and see how it goes? What you should do would be to try to differentiate yourself from the pack. Include a bonus, offer a fast turnaround time-in short overdeliver. That way, you will get a lot of repeat customers and referrals.
    You can also offer your services here on the Warrior Forum. If you consider the potential amount of money you stand to make, then you won't see the upfront $20 fee as much. It's just part of the cost of doing business. So pony up the money (if you don't already have it) and go for it.
    Other things you can do include:
    1. Selling on Ebay/ Craigslist
    2. Becoming a broker
    3. Becoming an infopreneur and selling your infoproducts on the Kindle, Kobo, Sony, Apple, iBookstore and other tablets. Once you have some success stories from selling on those platforms, you could turn around and create a WSO of how you pulled it off.
    4. Teaching others e.g Math, how to play the piano,etc
    5. Repairing computers for people if you have the technical know-how
    6. Offering to cut people's lawns/ shoveling the snow
    7. The list is endless but you get the idea.
    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Yes, you could offer VA services on Fiverr, oDesk etc.

    You can also obviously write, so consider writing services as they are among the easiest to sell.

    To sell services on Fiverr, continually read the relevant "wanted" section, and reply as quick as you can to anyone asking about something you can do, preferably with a custom gig that gives them exactly what they are asking. You'll get much more gigs that way, rather than just putting up your gig and hoping people will find it among the billions of others

    Also look at other popular Fiverr gigs, and think which ones you could realistically do yourself. Many of them are not "skills" as such, like writing some words in the sand with a stick and taking a photo of it! I bet there are plenty of things there that you could do if you tried, so read other gigs people are offering, and make a bunch of gigs of your own.

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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    Hi..
    I guess, the answer is : being a broker.
    So, you find skilled person and get "commission" from getting him/her the buyers
    to get higher commission, just put your service in "warrior for hire" section
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard1222
    service is hard to scale....fast maybe...but time consuming....
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    There are more people needing one service done than there are who believe they need a VA.

    So if you like Fiverr, then I would suggest starting a Fiverr gig about each thing you can do separately.

    I might not want a VA, but there are times when I do want someone who will put up a web 2.0 page for me, or do some blog comments, etc.

    See which services sell, then as you make some money and can afford a warrior for hire thread, you will start making even more.

    Just an idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Everyone has some sort of skill to offer. You may not know what it is but look around the site and see what people are asking for. You may just find that you will be able to offer something. I saw an ad the other day on another site (can't remember what it was now) for a Twitter poster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    You're crazy man. I would never sell my two hours for $5.
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  • Hi there

    You can post your ad in classified ad or warrior hire ad, oDesk etc... and second thing if you charge low rates surely you will get a job.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandiegoman
    Create a kick butt resume and post it on elance, odesk, etc... Don't compete on $$$.

    Put everything you are really skilled at, in detail. Your work experience, etc... Then market your job listing at different locations to get your first gig.

    Don't sell yourself short, you will end up delivering low quality work and not being happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ianstables
    A Very Good Tip

    You should think of selling products as providing services.

    When you know people anxious for a solution to their problem then you can provide them a service. You can offer them a product that solves this problem for them.

    So the tip is...

    You're not selling them something you're providing a service by giving them a solution.

    If you think of providing a service instead of selling something it becomes mentally easier. Easier to create the product and easier to write the sales copy.

    Find out what people need help with and are looking for solutions for. Then... provide them service by offering them the answer.

    Kind regards, Ian Stables
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    You could try Elance, VWorker or Odesk! Build yourself a reputation and you can get from $5 to much more!

    Otherwise here too, Classified Ads!

    Plenty of opportunities! Create your website and send traffic!

    Gd luck

    Y.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbie2000
    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Yeah, it is quick money if you are skillful and talented. What if you don't have any skill to offer?

    If I say I am offering my service as a virtual assistance for 2 hour for $5, I can do any simple task like blog commenting, forum posting, social networking, sending emails, writing article(low quality), data entry, etc and I will record my window doing the task as proof. Do you think people will buy it?

    Where should I post my service, I tried searching "virtual assistance" on Fiverr and it has more than 5 pages of it. I don't think anyone will realize the existence of my gig.
    Hi Tenzho,...I would hire your services for that price. Send me an email sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ignite the Market
    Tenzho, if you are willing to do some VA work at $5 for 2 hours I would certainly be interested in trying you out. I am at the point where I am in need of a VA, and am not currently using anyone. Send me a P.M. if you want to discuss possibilities. Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author marimuda90
    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Yeah, it is quick money if you are skillful and talented. What if you don't have any skill to offer?

    If I say I am offering my service as a virtual assistance for 2 hour for $5, I can do any simple task like blog commenting, forum posting, social networking, sending emails, writing article(low quality), data entry, etc and I will record my window doing the task as proof. Do you think people will buy it?

    Where should I post my service, I tried searching "virtual assistance" on Fiverr and it has more than 5 pages of it. I don't think anyone will realize the existence of my gig.
    you can practice your skills in almost every subject & program in lynda.com - it costs.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Yeah, it is quick money if you are skillful and talented. What if you don't have any skill to offer?
    Tenzho, as an Internet Marketer, or an entrepreneur, we don't have to know everything. Only employees should know all the answers, knowledge, and required skill set (by the boss) so they can be noticed (by the boss, again). What you need to find out are the skills you're strong at. Use that or those strong skills as the foundation of your online business. Next step is to determine what other skills are needed to make your foundation stronger. It's either you work on those other skills by seeking a mentor, read forum sharings (just like WF), OR find people who already possess those skills that you are yet to acquire.

    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    If I say I am offering my service as a virtual assistance for 2 hour for $5, I can do any simple task like blog commenting, forum posting, social networking, sending emails, writing article(low quality), data entry, etc and I will record my window doing the task as proof. Do you think people will buy it?
    As a seller and buyer of services, I don't buy 'what' providers are doing; I buy "how" they do it. Perhaps, anyone can write. The question is, "How well do you do it?"

    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Do you think people will buy it?
    Tenzho, in my humble opinion, it's you who can answer this. Me, as a provider, I know to myself why would our clients buy our writing services. Your question is equivalent to an employer interviewing and asking you this question, "What are you key competencies that others don't have?"

    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    Where should I post my service.
    As others have said, you can buy a thread on the Warriors For Hire section.

    Originally Posted by Tenzho View Post

    I don't think anyone will realize the existence of my gig.
    What you need to realize is that you got to get going and make your space in Internet Marketing. Buyers see a lot of providers. How do you get noticed? There are many ways but you need to have your own thread in the WFH section first, which will serve as 'your stage' in showcasing what you got.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I would still promote it on Fiverr. Get on the freelance sites, craigslist, and list your service on the Warrior for Hire section of this forum.
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