Newbie saying Hi, and: Requiring some HELP!

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Hey guys.

My name is Matt, and I'm new to this forum.

I've been checking it out for a few weeks now, but I decided to join, this is so full of great people, and I'd love to be a part of it.

The reason I'm requiring some help is that I'm in need of some money in the next 4 months. I need to be able to quit my job by then because of personal reasons, and lots of things that my family needs, that will require a few thousand bucks.

And I was wondering, because I have a budget of around $500 to invest in my online business.

If possible, I don't want to deal with SEO at all. I've read about it, and I don't like Google's random changes, Pandas or whatever. I'd like to go with paid advertising, and maybe something like CPA, or even Clickbank, if it's profitable.

If possible too, I'd like to find a mentor, or a very good system that will teach me how to go about this. I'm willing to put all the work in the world to make this work.

I'm pretty sure this thread will be good for newbies who are in my same situation too, and I'd like it to be a great source for newcomers to this forum.

Thanks in advance ya'll. Great stuff going on here!
#newbie #requiring
  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    While you're technically not desperate, I'll suggest you start with this thread:

    Make a list. Get out some paper and pen and take notes on what things there are things you might be able to do or want to try.

    It can take longer than 4 months to get a business going in the positive income flow - so this thread will prepare you in advance, and may give you some ideas on additional ways to generate your start up capitol.

    The next things you'll want to decide are your business model and/or niche.

    There are 3 basic ways to make money.

    1. Sell a service
    2. Promote others products
    3. Sell your own product

    Within this, you'll still require a niche.

    So, if my niche was something like "blogging" I might:

    1. Sell a service where I install blogs for others and configure them. I might offer the service of writing on others blogs

    2. Promote other products on blogging - such as being an affiliate of a company that sells themes or paid for plugins

    3. Sell my own theme or plugin, which would be a product that I own. This can do well if I can find affiliates to push the product for me.

    Most will tell you the most lucrative/long term is #3 - although there is a lot of money that can be made with #1 and #2 once you get a good system down.

    #3 can take the longest to get going - but that's not to say that maybe that can be your ultimate long term goal. You can start with either #1 or #2, gather data on what product you should create and go.

    Plan to devote a day or two deciding on your niche, and perhaps a few days writing up some kind of business plan to follow for the next few months.

    And definitely read that desperation thread as when you hit a wall (and you will) you have some idea of what you need to do to get out.

    "May I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

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  • Profile picture of the author raycowie
    You may need to put some of your money towards hosting and a domain if you're thinking of trying CPA.

    Before you can become unstoppable, you have to get started!

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    • Profile picture of the author MoneyMachines
      Originally Posted by raycowie View Post

      You may need to put some of your money towards hosting and a domain if you're thinking of trying CPA.
      I think you need a domain and hosting for any type of online business. If you're serious about it.

      Any more suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author rogersjbr
    Hi there,

    Jill laid out some great points. I have been privately coaching people for 3 years now and I would like to get you on Skype and talk about your future plans.

    Take a look at my blog Webmaster Nerd

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  • Profile picture of the author adamreilly1997
    Hi Tom, have you heard of affiliate marketing? It's when you promote a product and get paid a commission if you make a sale through your affiliate link.

    The best thing you could do is build a list. You don't need to spend any money doing this except for the mailing service, e.g AWeber, which has a $1 trial. In fact, you don't need to spend money at all, MailChimp is free but limits you too 2,000 subscribers which is still a pretty big list.

    My best advice for you is not to get caught up in the latest hottest money making methods/programs etc. Find a proven method and stick to it. If you do this and stick at it you'll have the money you need in no time.

    The most important thing is that you build a list. If you build a list you're building a long term business.
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