New at this can some one guide me.?

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I have just been divorced a single father of four. I just got layed off of work. i need to make some cash fast can anyone please help guide me in the right direction. My kids are hungry and dad needs to provide and is willing to do anything to take care of them. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    Just been divorced, just been laid off, four hungry kids, THAT really pissed me off!

    How come it's only now the kids are hungry that you seek help?

    Yesterday I was able to work online for nearly three hours altogether. I was stopped twice by a nurse who comes to see me occasionally because he is aware of my habit of working to total collapse.

    Before I was finally reduced to not being able to leave my apartment to work I, too, would (and did) do anything to earn cash to feed me and my dogs. It didn't go as far as paying my rent but, so far, my landlady has been very kind. I didn't throw out some silly little post to play the sympathy vote and ask such a stupidly wide ranging question - indeed, I only asked people to help who were nearby or actually could help.

    Meanwhile I have written a 10,000 word report on making money in the offline sector without using smoke and mirrors or any IM b.s. which, I hope, will drag me out of the mire.

    My dogs have never gone hungry even though I have, but then, my priorities are different.

    This sort of opening post does not bear examination and, to be blunt, I am sick and tired of reading them. Like a lot of internet marketing b.s., these posts tend to detract from genuine posts for help and illustrate a distinct lack of self motivation and far too much of the 'poor me' syndrome.

    Introspection is an expensive hobby - on the basis of what you have posted - you can't afford it!

    Get a life.

    Get a job.

    Feed the kids.

    You might not like what I say - but I believe it.
    Build it, make money, then build some more
    Some old school smarts would help - and here's to Rob Toth for his help. Bloody good stuff, even the freebies!

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    • Profile picture of the author caseyw1977
      no need to take offense. I am new at this and i need to make money. If anyone wants to help thanks for those of you who have so much time on your hands to write a story to degrade me keep it to youself. I want to move on with my life now and try to make a living thats all i dont need anyone to feel bad all i need is a little guidance. THANKS
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
    bwajajaj.. i guess i know where you're coming from..

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Land

    Probably the best suggestion i can make to you to start making money fast is to get a mentor/coach.

    It will coast money but after a month you will be making way more money then you are paying.

    You will probably want to buy ebooks but i'm telling you a mentor/ coach will probably be the best path to take


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  • Profile picture of the author BrainDance
    hi casey, ignore the idiots. I don't know what country you are in, but get to unemployment and file right off, you can at least then have some sort of income while you look.
    I have yet to find any quick fixes anywhere that are legitimate. Those selling things saying you can make a thousand in a week are the only ones actually making the money, and a lot of it.

    Start with what you know. Sell your experience, whether it is career , hobby or?
    Maybe single dad experience. We all have something to share with others that are or will be going thru what you are, or perhaps needs your advice on something you have mastery of.

    Don't panic
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  • Profile picture of the author TipTopMarketer
    I have created a membership dedicated to helping you make money by selling high end resell rights products. I do a lot of the work myself and build these products to the same quality as if I were selling them myself.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dunlop
    I think some part time blogging could help, you could blog about anything, your divorse could be a big subject, how to handle all of these things you are going through.
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    Hi, Casey,

    'no need to take offence'?
    If you are genuinely seeking help and you thought my reaction was over the top, I will tell you now, claiming hungry kids will do it every time. I am not some mantra chanting, navel gazing, ever so bloody positive internet marketer sitting in a candle lit room manifesting all my desires. I am father to 11 and grandfather to 14 and if a single one of them went hungry my shame would be unbearable.

    You will have to ask yourself why you think that such an appeal in the internet marketing world makes any sense. If you had looked around before making your post you would have seen that promises of riches beyond your wildest desires will be flooding into your in box.

    You should have been aware that anything that is worth doing on the internet costs money and time to do it well.

    You have been in employment so you know how to get a job to keep the wolf from the door but you also know that you don't keep the wolf out by staying indoors and holding the door closed.

    Read what Linda had to say - pure common sense, a rare commodity nowadays.

    Sometimes we all need a Dutch uncle.

    You might not like what I say - but I believe it.
    Build it, make money, then build some more
    Some old school smarts would help - and here's to Rob Toth for his help. Bloody good stuff, even the freebies!

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  • Profile picture of the author gb4biz
    Casey, Hello and Welcome to the Forum. I have been in your shoes as have many others here on the Forum. I will vouch for Chris Farrell as I am on his list and highly recommend you take him up on his offer.

    A quick story so you know where I'm coming from. In the past two years I have lost my home to forclosure and been down to minus my last dime. I was an early victim of the recession.

    I and my wife and our two kids have done what we needed to do to climb back out of the hole that sometimes befalls all of us. As a matter of fact, I am now retired and we are getting ready to move out of what I call a R____ invested apartment into our new " what we can call home again".

    No matter what your situation, get some type of job and do what you have to do to feed the kids as they were the treasure that the good Lord left you! Take the plunge into the IM now but use it as a vehicle for future growth and prosperity which will be fruitful for you and your kids over time, if done right.

    In the meantime, get a JOB and PM me and I will do what I can to help you along your IM path. Hope this helps and if you are sincere " The Man who counts will help!. Have a good one. George
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  • Profile picture of the author Diver Dave
    Great posts. I'm somewhat in the same boat. Lost my job months ago. Been trying to market online for six months w/o much success. Though I've learned alot, I haven't made a dime. Currently, I just created ten web 2.0 sites. I would like to find someone to guide me. To take a look at what I've done so far and point me in the right direction. This is a terrific forum and I really appreciate the information I've found so far.
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