How to start out with no money?

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I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
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    • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
      Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

      It is a very intelligent road map to follow when starting with IM.
      It has been written by Troy on the fly based in his experience.
      Troy also is available to answer questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author darapmonsta
      @Troy_Phillips : Awesome, I love it. Zero to Hero really.
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    Troy I read the post above, I really liked it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Websmartbiz
    Here's a simple plan anyone, and I do mean, anyone, can do and it's 100% free:

    Step1:
    Write a few articles for cheap, something like $2-3/500 words article. Do this just so you have your initial $10. Move to step 2.

    Step2:

    Choose a niche. Go to either GoDaddy or NameCheap and buy a .com domain. Upload wordpress. Write 5-10 articles on the niche and upload them as posts.

    Step3:
    Put the website up for sale.

    Rinse and repeat until you have the amount of money you need for the course you want to pursuit.

    Anything you do, just decide on something and do it, no excuses,

    Keep up the great work!
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    • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
      Originally Posted by Websmartbiz View Post

      Here's a simple plan anyone, and I do mean, anyone, can do and it's 100% free:

      Step1:
      Write a few articles for cheap, something like $2-3/500 words article. Do this just so you have your initial $10. Move to step 2.
      Small snag .. starting with step one. Not everyone can write well enough to make it online. Honestly very few can write well enough to make it online.
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      • Profile picture of the author Websmartbiz
        Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

        Small snag .. starting with step one. Not everyone can write well enough to make it online. Honestly very few can write well enough to make it online.
        True, those who can't write well enough will have to probably sell the articles a little cheaper and/or ask a friend who can help them with a quick proof reading.

        Everybody needs to be adaptable, no excuses
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

        Small snag .. starting with step one. Not everyone can write well enough to make it online. Honestly very few can write well enough to make it online.
        Pretty much anyone can write well enough to get $2-$3 an article.
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        "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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        • Profile picture of the author mobileking
          If your pretty decent at anything from data entry to design work then do some freelance work to build up some capital

          getafreelancer
          odesk
          elance

          Even offer some gigs on fiverr. Or you could get some start up money by getting an offline job doing anything you can find, I worked retail to fund my online services...Now I don't have to anymore.

          Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    If you are a member of the War Room there are a TON of free resources and I recently wrote a post that tells you the exact steps to start making money without spending any. You may need to spend money on a domain and hosting but even if you don't want to do that you can use free sites/blogs etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author jingrong
    If you couldn't afford a single cent to invest. Try affiliate marketing. If you are good in writing, join Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nuke07
    if you're really willing to learn then find someone who can teach you the Really IM...bcs u ll pay him by your time instead of Money...

    This's a legit way for a better start.....Hope it ll help u !!

    Thanks

    TYCOON
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  • Profile picture of the author WF90te
    You can try this free to make money online. No need to pay for website or hosting.
    This is not a get rich quick scheme. Some work is required to learn this method.
    Since this does not require money to start and you are prepared to do some work, this
    should be suitable for you. You can contact me if you need more details.
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    try going for free adcentre credits and sell payday loans
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    • Profile picture of the author cody123
      Check out Fiverr or take advantage of the free resources on this site. It is possible to start with no $ but eventually you'll want to build your list of subscribers (the foundation of an online business) and you'll need an autoresponder for that (like AWeber).

      It's also important to stay focused and provide tremendous value so your readers want to come back. Overdeliver and love what you do.

      If video is your thing, YouTube would be a good medium to generate interest in your online business. As with anything online related, it takes work and dedication to make money online. I wrote an article on my blog that you'll find helpful regarding getting started with YouTube.

      Hope that helps - good luck and all the best to you!

      Lori
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by tealhorsedesign View Post

    I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
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    • Profile picture of the author FunkyKing
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      How to Make Money as Newbie
      few good resources here
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzik
    Originally Posted by tealhorsedesign View Post

    I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
    Offline idea: Contact as many temp agencies as you can. If you can do a few 8-10 hour shifts doing random work, you'll end up with enough money to get a great start.

    While starting from scratch as admirable, starting with funds opens up so many doors:
    • ability to take advantage of special offers when they come up
    • ability to outsource mundane and/or time consuming tasks
    • ability to scale up a successful model quickly
    • ability to purchase tools to help make day to day tasks faster
    • ability to purchase content (articles, videos) from people who can do it better and faster than you can
    • ability to get coaching
    • ability to rapidly respond to new trends or sudden opportunities that require startup capital
    • ability to use paid traffic to test ideas quickly for ROI and viability
    • ability to rapidly scale proven ROI paid traffic ideas to maximize traffic/profit

    Getting a job, a 2nd job, or doing some contract work in an area of your expertise is an easy to way to earn $$$. Other options like doing Fiver gigs may or may not work out for you initially because you have to overcome a few hurdles.

    Filling out a resume and submitting it a temp agency is pretty easy and they'll work for you while you are doing other things (like reading WF and learning as much as possible and or playing around with the free online options).
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  • Profile picture of the author Websmartbiz
    Also, since you have the word design in your username, I am going to assume that you either know how to design or you have a team that can design.

    There are marketplaces online where you can offer logo design services for example, do them for cheap, very cheap, offer quality, you won't do this for a long time, you are raising capital, look at the big picture, 10 logos can get you started on your IM journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Auggie Tsai
    Originally Posted by tealhorsedesign View Post

    I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
    Do you have command of the English language and do you think you are a good writer? If you do, find sites that will pay for your writing skills. Everyone has to start somewhere and if you can make some money writing, you can use that money to expand into other aspects of Internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viremia
    You seem to be starting on the same foot that I started on lol. There are a hundred ways to make money online without having to spend a dime, but the best of all is joining freelance sites such as Odesk Elance Peopleperhour....etc. Find something you can do like writing, designing, coding,...etc and bid on projects there and you will be able to pile up a sum of cash that can be your online capital for future online marketing businesses. PM me and I can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hitman13
    Try to make some freelancer work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Crawford
    Here's a few ideas to get you going.

    Offer a service to other entrepreneurs like article writing or building backlinks. You can go to fiverr.com and offer your services there and once you have a little money start a service thread here for $20 offering your services on the warrior forum.

    Use your testimonials from fiverr. Offer review copies to get more business in the start.

    Slowly start raising your rates.

    Once you have some money sign up to aweber and setup a squeeze page. Start driving traffic to your squeeze page and build your list.

    Market affiliate offers to the people your list.

    Once I had money from offering services I would do nothing, but focus on building my email list.

    It's one of the most profitable ways to make money online and if you do it right can make more than any day job will ever give you.

    Don't get distracted by every new method that comes along. Focus only on building your list and marketing affiliates offers to them.

    Thats how I would start if I had no money.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    You could make use of your forum signature.

    Since you are a War Room member you could offer a valuable and free report to War Room members, and at the end of the report monetize it with an affiliate link to a helpful or related additional product.

    You have a Warrior Forum blog you could use.

    You don't need to buy more stuff - make better use of the assets you already have.

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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Money is Time. If you have no money but have time and an internet connection, you're in business. Turn your time into money by expending EFFORT using free online resources and researching.
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  • Profile picture of the author erinwrites
    Have you read The $100 Start-Up by Chris Guillebeau? You might check that book out of the library and read it. It talks about how you can create a hugely successful business even when you have little to no start-up capital.
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  • Profile picture of the author Les Blythe
    Try to find as many free resources as you can - they are out there!

    There are many free alternatives to paid products and you can save $1000s.

    I have spent many $1000's personally getting to where I am now and now I spend a lot of my time pointing my subscribers to free or low cost alternatives to the products I spent so much on.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
    I wrote a nice little guide on how to get wordpress website up and running without any money, and from there you should start building a list. Here is the guide: losemegafat.com/warromgift_029e.pdf

    You'll need a $1 to get an autoresponder (aweber offers a $1 month long free trial) and $10 for a domain. You can mow somebodies lawn for that kind of money.

    Then start out by creating a nice squeeze page where you give a free guide or something for their email address. You can either write your own guide or buy a PLR guide then modify it.

    Put a link to your squeeze page in your signature on forums and stuff, and then go be super helpful on forums and people will start to respect you and click your link.

    After you're making a few dollars a week, start participating in JV giveaways and start buying solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Do some searches on this forum.

    Start a Blogger blog and put adsense on it. Then market it. Then get a custom $3 domain name and make that your blog home page.
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    • Profile picture of the author bobpruitt
      Or if you want you can also start off in free lancer websites where you don't get to pay anything at all when working besides the withdrawal fee when you're withdrawing your earning. Few of these are odesk, fiverr, iwriter if you're good at writing articles and microblogger. That should give you a very good start to make some earnings even if you do not have money. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author FirstSocialApps
    If you can do design try a freelance site. Elance or Odesk .. Vworker even. A while back I made a full time living as a freelancer. I dont know what your goal for income is but $2000-$3000 per month is not that difficult as a freelance worker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avalonesa
    Get on pinterest and start promoting amazon products. just post images 24/7 and be really active.
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    • Profile picture of the author abuhanifa
      Originally Posted by Avalonesa View Post

      Get on pinterest and start promoting amazon products. just post images 24/7 and be really active.
      I second this , read the market of pinterest . Add your own twist , be creative and see $$$$$ rolling in .
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Get a job, save some money, and use that to get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I see you got some awesome advice from other fellow warriors! Right now your money is time so use it wisely. Honestly there is no need to buy programs right away or maybe ever since there are many people on here to give great information at no charge, then there are bloggers who provide important and beneficial information as well.

    Instead of spending money on programs that teach the information that is already available to you save it up till you decide on your first business venture!

    Best of luck!

    -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author irshad321
    If you are good at writing and know about seo then start a blog in blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
    You can find any product on Clickbank and grab an affiliate link and begin promoting it using free traffic methods
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    What I love about traffic generation through blogging is that You can start WITH NO MONEY. Here's the analysis How much money is needed to make money blogging? | Make Money Blogging You can use free blogging platforms and resources. If you get big enough, you migrate to your own domain. You don't have to plunk down money to start blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    If I were starting today and I wanted to do it without investing anything, then I would start with Blogger + AdSense + Amazon Affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      I don't know what your skills are, but do a search on the WF for "Arbitrage" if you want to build up some quick money to get started. It doesn't take any particular IM skills, but you can make quick money by "buying low - selling high" at places like eBay or Craigslist, or even selling services that you get people at fiverr or odesk to do cheaper than what you're charging your clients.

      I was in the same position as you when I first started, and I consider that a blessing. It kept me from spending thousands of dollars on things I would have never used. I avoided sinking myself deep into debt like many people do in this business. It's a little harder without capital, but you need to learn how best to spend your money before you dive into anything expensive.

      Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Actually, starting out with no money is better. Consider it a personal challenge to turn ZERO dollars into a nice stack of cash. You have to have the right mindset for online marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Michal
    I didn't read everyone else posts but get a job and save some money...
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Stop spamming the forum!!!
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    nothing to see here.

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    • Profile picture of the author HouseYVR
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Stop spamming the forum!!!
      Who are you talking to? Hopefully not the OP because this is a valid topic, and by using the search function, not everyone knows how to pinpoint the correct keywords to find the answers they are looking for.. Don't like the topic? Don't read it. Really simple stuff, Andy.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Stop spamming the forum!!!
      This is really a nonsense post.
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  • Profile picture of the author JabMonkey
    Originally Posted by tealhorsedesign View Post

    I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
    Perform services, even if only doing forum posting for someone who needs it on Digital Point. You won't make a lot, but you will make enough in short order to get the ball rolling with hosting and a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    There's always ebay too. There are many people on there making a killing - but you have to play by ebay's rules. But be a good merchant and offer people what they want... and you can have success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    Originally Posted by tealhorsedesign View Post

    I have zero money to invest in IM, therefore I can't buy many of the 'programs' that are offered here. What do you think is the best way to get started with no money to invest? I'm willing to work!
    Hi,

    if you have no money to invest, it is quite tough to earn money online.

    but if you are hardworking, you still have a chance.

    1. setting up free blog and writing your own articles. link to affiliate products and adsense.

    2. posting YouTube videos and link to affiliate products. promotes products using video.

    3. posting picture on pinterest. links affiliate products and promotes them.

    These are 3 free and workable methods which require hardwork.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaghananet
    Don't buy programs. Most of them won't help you. Starting out, what you need is a domain name, website, and signing up for amazon affiliates
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    • Profile picture of the author icoachu
      Originally Posted by jaghananet View Post

      Don't buy programs. Most of them won't help you. Starting out, what you need is a domain name, website, and signing up for amazon affiliates
      Don't forget traffic. No traffic = no money. It's that simple. Thankfully, if you have zero money but lots of time, generating traffic is not a problem. Once you earn money-you should REINVEST though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Demetrius
    I started my way with zero and now I am able to earn the amount of money which is enough to continue my living expense and I am very happy with it. You should not think that you will become a billionaire once you step into Internet Marketing. It will take you a long time to get into the market. Get used to with the situation.

    If you work here with patience and honesty, you will be succeed for sure. . May GOD bless you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadhere
    Wow lots of resources here I can send to my list as well, help people out
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  • Profile picture of the author IMAdam
    -If you have items sitting around, go sell them on online sites such as ebay, amazon etc.

    -Without knowing what skills you have to offer, all any one can offer is generic advice. So take inventory of your skills and see what the market is willing to pay for those skills and offer it to them.

    -Writing, SEO services, WP installs etc. are skills needed every day by online marketers.Learn and offer those skills.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ellrose
    Signup with a site like Clickbank,do a Google search for free classified advertising. Advertise a few affiliate offers on as many of these free sites as you can. You will eventually get some sales.Re-invest whatever you earn in better marketing strategies and an autoresponder. Try to not get distracted by a lot of shiney offers to teach you to make millions while eating pizza in your underwear.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    If you don't want to invest any money, then my recommendation goes for freelancing. Start freelancing and then earn money, then invest to do something in IM.
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    Eat Less haha. Take from Experience!
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