What would you do with $500?

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Hello,

If you had $500 and you should use it to make more money, what would you do?

How you will invest it?
#$500
  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Buy a few wso, war room membership and other IM/domaining related stuff. I would recommend you to try Easy cash domaining,
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackman75
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Buy a few wso, war room membership and other IM/domaining related stuff. I would recommend you to try Easy cash domaining,
      I agree. If I just had that to blow I would spend it that way since I am a noob and don't have the cash to spare for any of that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
      I'd probably just save it. lol havent found anything that strikes my fancy lately that I would wanna buy.
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    • Profile picture of the author W Wattles Fan
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Buy a few wso, war room membership and other IM/domaining related stuff. I would recommend you to try Easy cash domaining,
      Really!! I have found that out of the 20 or so I bought 2 or 3 were worth the money or weren't rehashed stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author zourkas
    Hello,

    If I had to invest $500 then I would hire one professional writer to right viral high quality articles and post them on one of the best article directories. All these posts must have link back to your squeeze page. You can also create a blog with viral content! It is better to have 1 great article than have 100 useless!! As you know I would invest more in traffic!

    Good luck,
    Zouras
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    • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
      Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

      Hello,

      If I had to invest $500 then I would hire one professional writer to right viral high quality articles and post them on one of the best article directories. All these posts must have link back to your squeeze page. You can also create a blog with viral content! It is better to have 1 great article than have 100 useless!! As you know I would invest more in traffic!

      Good luck,
      Zouras
      Just good articles with zero IM foundation and no business model = 0 Revenue
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      • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
        Agreed! Plus backlinks from article directories are pretty useless for SEO and direct traffic. You should also never post articles on article directories until you have used them on your own sites first and had them indexed.

        The real value comes in when people start to syndicate your articles but always make sure you maximize the use you get out of your content.

        Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

        Just good articles with zero IM foundation and no business model = 0 Revenue
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  • Profile picture of the author foomenow
    Re-invest into marketing, maybe a few WSO's, banner ad's, some paid traffic!, etc;
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  • Profile picture of the author the1morph
    Buy UBOT4 developer ... to do that I will ad another 100$ and then...the sky is the limit
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    Product creation, storage, graphics, coffee and a nice meal for me and the misses
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    That can get me a lot of solo ads!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bystar
    Buy a good keyword research tool, a WP theme, a domain name, and some article outsourcing.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by SeanSmith9 View Post

    Hello,

    If you had $500 and you should use it to make more money, what would you do?

    How you will invest it?
    Hi
    Do you actually have the money to invest?
    or
    Is this just another one of those hypothetical what if's?
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    • Profile picture of the author banx63
      Originally Posted by shubhashish View Post

      Invest it to Buy 5 banner ads each pointing to the highly successful WSO's with 100% Commissions and Positive reviews.Also a solid Funnel is important with OTO's and recurring memberships.
      Will easily multiply $500 to 1-2 thousands easily.
      Sounds interesting! Care to elaborate?

      This is not my thread - but I could do with a spend this month........
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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by banx63 View Post

        Sounds interesting! Care to elaborate?

        This is not my thread - but I could do with a spend this month........
        I wouldn't take anything that guy says seriously, see: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...till-date.html
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          • Profile picture of the author salegurus
            Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

            Just 65K? You'd think that with 9 and 17 minutes of PayPal work bringing in $100s of dollars he'd make much more than that in a year. And we aren't even counting his crowdfunding money!
            It's guys like him that give the WSO forum such a bad rep... Even sadder are all the homers giving raving reviews on his sales thread.
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              • Profile picture of the author banx63
                Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

                Right there with you. I just look at it as "business natural selection" doing it's work. You can't save someone who doesn't want to be saved unfortunately.
                Thanks - see what you mean.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanreynolds
    dinner, product creation, aweber subscription, and ad swaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author comodo427
    As it happens I do have over $600 which I plan on investing on PPC advertising. I will be sending paid traffic to an amazon affiliate website. So I will also have to pay for hosting and a domain.

    I feel confident that this plan will work. I will reinvest 50% of profits into more advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    read through this \, pick something, do it. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...desperate.html
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    Purchase solo ads and paid advertising to build your list!

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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      I would use it bit by bit to buy solo ads to send to a lead capture page followed by mini One Time Offer sales funnel or affiliate offer after sign-up.

      And keep on testing and tweaking until I was consistently recouping that solo ads cost on the exact same day or within just a few days.

      And then roll it out to larger ad packages and drive traffic to that offer over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melvin San Miguel
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  • Profile picture of the author BigAlrosen
    I would use it for PPC and capture emails to build your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author growth22
    I would build some good preselling videos, and rank them up high on Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author nav123
    Invest on a good education that teaches me on how to use underground traffic sources wisely which gives me a good potential to earn a lot $$$.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyXoto
    I'd spend less than $50 getting hosting, domain name, autoresponder and squeeze page built, then $450 on solo ads from a reputable seller (with an oto in place and and my auto responder series set up)...
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  • Profile picture of the author matchoo77
    I think that you should resist the urge to go out and blow the $500 on ads/course/domains/hosting etc...

    I'd say go and hang in the forums for hot niches...such as mens health...pick a topic (ED, muscle building, fat loss), learn it and then build a domain/site that captures leads from that niche...then market to them via autoresponder.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdVictor791
    Originally Posted by SeanSmith9 View Post

    Hello,

    If you had $500 and you should use it to make more money, what would you do?

    How you will invest it?
    I would invest in some quality safelist advertising sources such as ListJoe, List Auction, List Bonus, just to name a few..

    The best way to make money imo is to spread the word on whatever product or service you are offering.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Banner ad on high traffic blog to a nice converting optin page....with a good funnel.

    You do not even need $500 for you to get started on this, and you will see good results even if you are crappy at writing copy, as the traffic would be very targeted.

    Just think traffic >> offer >> funnel. That is what I would be doing, and spending most of the $500 to use PPC or media buys to get your nice targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Flight to Japan. Stock up on some PS3's, Xbox's, and Wii's... ship them overseas to the USA... profit on ebay.

    Haha... i'm playin.

    I would do some quick PPC testing with $50 out of that $500 to see if a niche can be potentially profitable. If it's profitable, roll out with a site around the niche and takeover. Then run more ads and use your sales to fund more advertising ventures for the niche. Also do backend marketing to recoup your advertising loss (if there is any).

    If it isn't profitable, dump the project and roll into a different niche and test again.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohitreddy
    I would build my list with the 500$ by buying solo ads
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by SeanSmith9 View Post

    Hello,

    If you had $500 and you should use it to make more money, what would you do?

    How you will invest it?
    With no more information than that, I would keep in my account. You're probably not going to make money from buying "systems" that have income guarantees. If you're looking for magic buttons, you're mostly likely going to lose $500 rather than put it to good use.

    You first need to do the research and decide for yourself what kind of online business you want to launch. Once you've decided that, you need a plan of action on how to make that business profitable. Research the forum and ask questions for free to help find answers.

    Then and only then should you spend whatever money is necessary to implement your plan of action for your new business.

    This isn't about throwing money at it and low and behold ... instant income. It's about doing the research and work required to build a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestpjs
    I first will try to be profitable with 100$

    After I will have profitable way to earn moeny, I will spend more 400 to speed up things..

    First thing you need to be profitable as soon as possible, with minimal costs..

    Good luck..
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  • Profile picture of the author itworked
    I have lots of $500 's )))) and they are all sitting in the bank. Sometimes I take them out and buy existing websites would good existing earnings and good potential. Then I sell them and get more $500's after the sites have grown as I expected they would.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I certainly would NOT go buying "a few WSOs". I don't know how anyone could recommend that without knowing your situation and specific WSOs or other courses that would help that situation.

    One thing that may be helpful if you need help knowing how to get started and it only costs some brain cycles and time is to do a search (or sort) on the most viewed and/or most replied threads. You'll find a wealth of information there.

    Don't spend a penny, though, until you have a basic plan and know which general direction you want to go.

    Mark
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    • If you had $500 and you should use it to make more money, what would you do?

      I would take my trusty iPhone and go to a Walgreens store.

      Once there, I would check the sales in the toy aisle and compare W.'s price to Amazon's. If the Amazon price is 3 times W.'s price or more, I would buy their entire stock of that toy. I would also check the clearance section for closeout toys. Occasionally the W. regular retail price is low enough to make a buy without waiting for a sale.

      I'd keep doing this until I ran out of buying opportunities in that store or until I ran out of money. If the former, I'd move on to the next Walgreens.

      When I got home I would list everything I bought on Amazon, box it up and ship it to FBA. Then I would wait for sales to roll in. Toys sell extremely well on Amazon, especially at this time of year.

      I happen to like Walgreens as a source and have had good luck there, but other people make a full-time living doing this at different stores, like Target or Tuesday Morning.

      Oh -- you wanted to know how to make money in IM with $500? Shucks, might as well go to Vegas.

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  • Profile picture of the author MaxNiche
    Build a site promoting affiliate offers that allow PPC traffic and promote it with PPC. Or Build a site and build links to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author bestpjs
      To be more specific I would say try to earn money from free traffic.

      It doesnt have to be google

      There are many sites that has big volume of visitors and you can get from there traffic..

      facebook, youtube, linkedin, tweeter, reddit, and much more.. in case you will be able to master only one kind of free traffic you will be on right way..

      Think twice before you spend any money, you already puting your time, puting more money in wrong direction will help you to get faster the wrong way..

      Good Luck..
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  • Profile picture of the author HawkPrecision
    Invest it into a high interest savings account and watch that tiny chunk of change grow big while I work on other incomes!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I would take that $500 and use it on pay per click. Now, just because I have that much to play around with, does not mean that I will spend it all or over bid others just to get my offer on page one.

    I would start bidding really low. See what kind of traffic I get per day. If that traffic is really low then I know that I need to increase my bids by a few cents.

    Repeat the process for a few days until the traffic numbers are OK. Also see if sales are coming in.

    You got to start with low bids because you may get inspired to bid HIGH which will not help you out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nvrstop
    With a little over, I bought a DSLR camera (to make youtube videos), and I found someone to build be an app (for google only).

    I think (if you have a catchy niche) that would be the best way.

    If you can find a person to make your app look good and that is cheap. Also, if you don't mind being on camera.

    Youtube and apps are getting bigger than ever now.
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    I would spend it primarily on ads: BuySellAds, blog posts/blogvertising, even a few directory listings...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I would pay for a few domains for three years each and pay for hosting for 3 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author liswilliams
      put it away for a rainy day
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    I'd make a super cool landing page for my product and throw it all on PPC and hope for some conversions
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  • Profile picture of the author algreg
    It's all about getting products to market. You can do it yourself or you can promote other people's stuff with solos and banner ads. I actually just made $520 yesterday and I was thinking of becoming a War Room Member.

    I'm an idea guy. I love talking about ideas. People and events bore the hell out of me. I once heard somewhere that small minds talk about people, medium minds talk about events, and big minds talk about ideas. Or something to that effect.

    Anyway, I'm becoming a War Room Member because that's what I think I need to do for my business. But if you have $500 and no idea what you wanna do other than turn that into $2000 you could very easily get sucked into some crap and end up with nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author EnterIn
    If I had $500 to invest and I had no clue what to do with it, I would NOT even dare to use it to make more money.

    The reason is that if you do not have enough knowledge and understanding of what you are doing, you will lose money fast, guaranteed.

    For instance, I could advise you to buy solo ads for profitable affiliate products right? But making money from solo ads or any other type of advertising is a skill in itself.

    One of the most frequently asked questions by internet marketing newbies is "Why is no one responding to my ads?"!!

    No matter what tactic or strategy anyone here gives you, you will need to really know what you are doing in order to make progress.

    So really the best options for you are as follows:

    1. Get yourself a good course on internet marketing or whatever aspect of it you are interested in and really study and understand it well.

    Personally, I would recommend a course that gives you a complete picture of internet marketing so that you know how everything fits together.

    What I mean is, what's the point of getting a course on traffic generation if you don't know anything about selecting profitable products in the first place, or how to convert your sales into life time customers?

    You get my point. You will do much better, much faster if you get a big picture understanding of internet marketing. I recomend the course at www.followupsellingsystems.com or the one at www.sitesell.com.

    They are great courses for newbies. I've bought them both and I know for a fact that they can speed up your success online.

    2. The second option is to get coaching. A good coach will help you succeed faster because he or she will give you a winning step by step process to follow that will really fast track your progress.

    Rather than figuring out how to spend your $500 all by yourself and making several deadly mistakes in the process, why not hire someone who's been there and done that to guide you up an easier path to success.

    I recommend these 2 coaching programs for your price range.
    a. www.affiliateventures.org (I trust this guy, and I trust he will not let you down) I must warn you though that this coach tells it like it is.
    b. www.chrismalta.com/workshops.asp (I've personally used some of his products and they are word class. Period).

    All the best
    Bruce
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    funny, first thing that came up to my mind is go to Disneyland... hmmm... probably i am too stressed to think of making money...

    I agree with EnterIn... if i rarely spend "unplanned" money....
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  • Profile picture of the author jsonjylee
    I would spend $500 to get a good mentor
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  • Profile picture of the author gabysanchez225
    If one has a solid way of doubling that I say go for it. I know what I'm doing so I would personally spend it on banner ads. If I had no idea it would go straight to education, whether that be WSO or otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
    I would spend It on Advertising to CPA, or Clickbank offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    What stages are you at with that $500?
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