Where do I start...

by Luisc137 19 replies
NAME: Luis
JOB: US Coast Guard
AGE: 19
SHORT TERM GOAL: Make an extra $200 a week online.
Hello all!,

I just hit a wall and I'm desperate to climb over it. I've always been interested in making money online and even tried a thing or two. I tried a few ways and did not come out too successful. My short term goal is to make an extra $200 online doing whatever it takes. I stumbled across this site in a totally random way and thought this would be the place where I learned the basics and this is the place I would credit when I'm a multimillionaire (doesn't hurt to dream) So for all you IM Guru's out there, where do I start? what do I read, I just need someone to point me in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexanderberson
    Originally Posted by Luisc137 View Post

    NAME: Luis
    JOB: US Coast Guard
    AGE: 19
    SHORT TERM GOAL: Make an extra $200 a week online.
    Hello all!,

    I just hit a wall and I'm desperate to climb over it. I've always been interested in making money online and even tried a thing or two. I tried a few ways and did not come out too successful. My short term goal is to make an extra $200 online doing whatever it takes. I stumbled across this site in a totally random way and thought this would be the place where I learned the basics and this is the place I would credit when I'm a multimillionaire (doesn't hurt to dream) So for all you IM Guru's out there, where do I start? what do I read, I just need someone to point me in the right direction.


    First of all. Welcome to Warrior forum!
    Probably the only smartest place to start your road to success.
    I recommend start reading a lot of FREE info that this site already has to provide.
    Then make some friends and even purchase material from members of this site to help you achieve your goal!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chaiwriter
    This is the PERFECT place to start. Read the threads here and at the old forum at The Warrior Forum

    Welcome to the best IM forum... by far.

    Good luck,

    Chai

    Edit: In fact, here is a great thread to start with: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...w-warrior.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Hello Luis!

    There are a gazillion ways to start but a really easy way
    for you to start is with a blog. You could write all about
    Coast Guard stuff (that's not classified of course) or
    something else that you think would be interesting. Then
    once you build up some traffic you could promote various
    affiliate offers such as ringtones or satellite systems or
    something.

    Let us know what skills you have and we can give you
    better recommendations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
      Welcome aboard and Semper Paratus

      Thank you for your service.
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    • Profile picture of the author pmore
      You seem to be a decent writer... why not offer article or ebook writing services to Warriors while you work on your own IM business using the extra money you earn?
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanstreet
          Joint Venture my friend.

          Ask someone if they need help with something. Or browse this forum looking for someone with a problem and tell him you will do a JV with them.

          You can utilize both of your strengths and make some quick cash, make a friend for life, get a network started, get valuable advice, utlized established resources, the list goes on.

          Hope this helps.

          See ya.
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          • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
            Luis, the first thing that comes to my mind is for you to use your knowledge and expertise from the Coast Guard.

            Water, swimming, swimming exercises is just starting to be a big thing right now. At Ezine Articles there are a lot of articles about childhood safety and swimming. I realize that it is Summer and that the "Teach Your Kids to Swim" angle might not be as long lasting but you're in California ( so am I) where everyone has a pool and children needing to know how to swim is a big deal all year round.

            "Let Me Teach You and Your Children How to Stay Safe in the Water the Coast Guard Way"!

            You already have the credibility to know this. True, you might have to do some more research into the finer details of children and swimming but as you are learning more you are becoming more of an expert.

            You can start out by putting up a blog at Blogger to test this out. Find an affiliate program from ClickBank, PayDot about teaching kids to swim.

            Write some articles ( from your research ) to get some traffic going. Have a pic of you in your Coast Guard uniform, standing tall and talking about the importance of water safety and just how dangerous it is and as someone who knows, you would recommend...the affiliate product.

            As you do more research, start thinking about your own product (ebook, then videos for the backend sales) after you get that going you can move into the weight niche and show people how to lose weight with water training videos.

            Your Coast Guard credibility will get you an affiliate check and you will start to learn more about how to do this so you will be ready to launch your big "Weight Water Program" someday.

            You can do this!
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            • Profile picture of the author mgriswold224
              Making that amount of money online should be no problem for you. I like you got ripped off many times and thats why I created my website. It will give you info on how to make money online without the scams. It also contains many resources that will get you started. Good Luck! You can access my website from my siggy.
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              • Profile picture of the author Jermaine Tabor
                Keyword research, low competition,
                decent search volume and an affiliate
                or cost per action offer should allow
                you to hit your goal.
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                • Profile picture of the author mike29995
                  there is plenty of help in the forum try starting with the new posts link to get the up to date info
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                  • Profile picture of the author Ahkamden
                    Wow Luis, you just got enough information and the idea to boot from Matthew Maiden to get well on your way. May want to cut him in on 10% for first 6 months LOL!
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                    • Profile picture of the author Sam Rodrigo
                      Hi Luis,
                      Welcome, and good luck here. REM: The more you do, the more luck you have!

                      My suggestion is to find a niche or two that you want to work with and then follow the lead of people who are writing and posting in that niche --where ever you find them.

                      If you want to build success and reach your earning goals, just follow people who have built their own success and add your own 'spin' and do things better.

                      You're certainly welcome to look at what I've done and continue to do. I was in your shoes 18 months ago.

                      Success,
                      Sam.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
                        Hello Luis,

                        There are a lot of great suggestions in this thread.

                        Are there any products that you have used in the past that you could give a review on? What I like to do is sell physical products where I am making at least a $20-$30 commission...usually more

                        So what I do, is I go over to the google external keyword term, type in the name of the product, use the phrase match option..and see how many searches it has...then I go over to google and type the term in quotes.

                        Usually, if it has less than 20k competiton, that is pretty low hanging fruit

                        Make sure you also look for keywords like "product x review" etc...low searches but these are buyers.

                        Then I would make a squidoo lens(very easy to do) and I would write some articles, submit to ezine articles, hub pages, and some other directories and link back to your squidoo lens via your keyword

                        That should help get your lens on page 1 of google as google really like squidoo and you don't have to mess with making your own blog at this point...I suck at it lol

                        If you don't know how to link back to your sites via your keyword, PM me and I will show you how. I am happy to help since you are helping us

                        -Mark
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                        • Profile picture of the author Luisc137
                          WOW!! I am extremely impressed with the feedback I have gotten. Matt Maiden, I really enjoyed your reply. Seeing as how you basically put yourself in my shoes and just took off was very motivating. Also, I really found pmore's idea very intriguing. I do believe I am a decent writer and would love to help people with their e-books. If anyone is interested in working out some kind of a deal I'd be more than willing to negotiate. At this point I'll even take some mentoring as payment.
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            • Profile picture of the author KonaGirl
              Originally Posted by Matthew Maiden View Post

              Luis, the first thing that comes to my mind is for you to use your knowledge and expertise from the Coast Guard.

              Water, swimming, swimming exercises is just starting to be a big thing right now. At Ezine Articles there are a lot of articles about childhood safety and swimming. I realize that it is Summer and that the "Teach Your Kids to Swim" angle might not be as long lasting but you're in California ( so am I) where everyone has a pool and children needing to know how to swim is a big deal all year round.

              "Let Me Teach You and Your Children How to Stay Safe in the Water the Coast Guard Way"!

              You already have the credibility to know this. True, you might have to do some more research into the finer details of children and swimming but as you are learning more you are becoming more of an expert.

              You can start out by putting up a blog at Blogger to test this out. Find an affiliate program from ClickBank, PayDot about teaching kids to swim.

              Write some articles ( from your research ) to get some traffic going. Have a pic of you in your Coast Guard uniform, standing tall and talking about the importance of water safety and just how dangerous it is and as someone who knows, you would recommend...the affiliate product.

              As you do more research, start thinking about your own product (ebook, then videos for the backend sales) after you get that going you can move into the weight niche and show people how to lose weight with water training videos.

              Your Coast Guard credibility will get you an affiliate check and you will start to learn more about how to do this so you will be ready to launch your big "Weight Water Program" someday.

              You can do this!
              Following Matthews advice about putting up a blog and writing articles, you would also want to have a website with links on your blog pointing to your site. Add in social free sites like Squidoo, Hubpages, Weebly and Google Pages with links pointing to your site.

              Once things are set up use social networking sites like Digg, Propellar, Furl (there are hundreds of them).

              When you submit the articles you are writing to article directories, be sure to have a resource/bio box with links to your website, blog and/or social pages that you created. If you focus and stick to it rather than jumping on the bandwagon of the BS get rich schemes that are out there, you could see a steady income start to come in within 60 days.

              Hope that helps.

              Aloha,
              June
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            • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
              Originally Posted by Matthew Maiden View Post

              Luis, the first thing that comes to my mind is for you to use your knowledge and expertise from the Coast Guard.

              Water, swimming, swimming exercises is just starting to be a big thing right now. At Ezine Articles there are a lot of articles about childhood safety and swimming. I realize that it is Summer and that the "Teach Your Kids to Swim" angle might not be as long lasting but you're in California ( so am I) where everyone has a pool and children needing to know how to swim is a big deal all year round.

              "Let Me Teach You and Your Children How to Stay Safe in the Water the Coast Guard Way"!

              You already have the credibility to know this. True, you might have to do some more research into the finer details of children and swimming but as you are learning more you are becoming more of an expert.

              You can start out by putting up a blog at Blogger to test this out. Find an affiliate program from ClickBank, PayDot about teaching kids to swim.

              Write some articles ( from your research ) to get some traffic going. Have a pic of you in your Coast Guard uniform, standing tall and talking about the importance of water safety and just how dangerous it is and as someone who knows, you would recommend...the affiliate product.

              As you do more research, start thinking about your own product (ebook, then videos for the backend sales) after you get that going you can move into the weight niche and show people how to lose weight with water training videos.

              Your Coast Guard credibility will get you an affiliate check and you will start to learn more about how to do this so you will be ready to launch your big "Weight Water Program" someday.

              You can do this!

              Here's a sweet little thing to leverage this idea.

              Build a list on "teaching kids to swim"...you're market will be people who want different things as well...teach kids to get great grades in school...better SAT scores...blah blah blah...

              Once you get a list of people buying your teach to swim product or affiliate product, send an offer with something free and build a list of people who are interested in saving money, better grades, anything HGTV would have (big market there!!!)

              You really have a demographic that both has money and also wants lots of things. Think of all the housewives/working women who would pay dearly to have more time with family and friends. Do I hear quick recipe books?

              Alright, sorry that was a bit of a ramble but hopefully you can see how leveraging this can give you your 200$ a week goal and then some. Maybe once you're out of the military you'll have a full time biz already

              Oh and btw, thank you very much for serving our country...our service men and women are the reason we live in this amazing country and are even talking about IM! Be well always!


              Cheers,

              Brad Spencer
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              • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
                Hi Luis,

                Welcome to the forum.

                An extra $200 shouldn't be too tough for you, all you need is discipline and the desire to take action. Judging by your day job I think those things are a given lol.

                Writing articles like the other guys say is a great idea...

                In fact, I bet you could make $200 all in one go by putting together a package of private label articles about a popular subject and selling them here in the forum. Say you have 12 articles, you could sell them in a pack for $10 each, and limit the numbers to say 20 or 25 packs being sold, and bingo, you get your first $200 or $250.

                This would also be a great introduction into researching and writing articles etc and may give you ideas as to where you want to go from here...

                Hope that helps

                David
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              • Profile picture of the author Les Blackwell
                Hi Luis,
                You are the same as me, but you are in the right place.
                Everyone on here is great, read and learn.
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                • Profile picture of the author vorales
                  Hi Luis,

                  First of all welcome the warrior Forum Family.

                  I would like to say that you have to look for a product than just go for it,give your 100% for it untill you succed.

                  To promote your product have to find some free ways to advertise .such as Article writing and Free ads, Directory submission,must obtain good links to name some of them that would help you.

                  In this Warrior Forum every warrior is like a family member and all care and share ideas n opportunity.

                  we all LEARN to Earn.
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