If You Only Have $1000 To Invest ?

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Hi warriors

If You Have $1000 To Invest ?
what to do with it ? lot of ideas come to my mind

I want to hear from You
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I would leave at least $900 of it in the bank and set up an internet marketing business for under $100, exactly as I did when I started mine.

    There wasn't ever a point at which having an extra $900 to invest would have made my income any bigger, faster, more secure or more reliable.

    (This was what I started doing, and still do now, if you're curious: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5721774 ).
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    • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I would leave at least $900 of it in the bank and set up an internet marketing business for under $100, exactly as I did when I started mine.

      There wasn't ever a point at which having an extra $900 to invest would have made my income any bigger, faster, more secure or more reliable.

      (This was what I started doing, and still do now, if you're curious: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5721774 ).
      This. Invest $100 of it on a domain name, hosting, autoresponder, some content, a few backlinks, and begin a niche site in something you are passionate about
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      • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
        Originally Posted by Malcolm Thomas View Post

        This. Invest $100 of it on a domain name, hosting, autoresponder, some content, a few backlinks, and begin a niche site in something you are passionate about

        I'd have to agree with you here. I did an interview with Bob Yeager and IM expert who went from Welfare to Millionaire in 2 years.

        In my interview he pretty much recommended the above and suggested finding where your market hang out and engage them there.

        If you want a transcript of that report PM me.

        Good luck.

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    • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I would leave at least $900 of it in the bank and set up an internet marketing business for under $100, exactly as I did when I started mine.

      There wasn't ever a point at which having an extra $900 to invest would have made my income any bigger, faster, more secure or more reliable.

      (This was what I started doing, and still do now, if you're curious: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5721774 ).
      Yeah lexy but what if you aimed for some PPC with that money ? Or some solo ads or something.. wouldn`t that bring you more clients/money ?
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    • Profile picture of the author SuperKristen
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I would leave at least $900 of it in the bank and set up an internet marketing business for under $100, exactly as I did when I started mine.

      There wasn't ever a point at which having an extra $900 to invest would have made my income any bigger, faster, more secure or more reliable.

      (This was what I started doing, and still do now, if you're curious: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5721774 ).
      IMO, following thread is a perfect example of what Alexa said

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-so-haha.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I would leave at least $900 of it in the bank and set up an internet marketing business for under $100, exactly as I did when I started mine.

      There wasn't ever a point at which having an extra $900 to invest would have made my income any bigger, faster, more secure or more reliable.
      Up-most respect for you Alexa, naturally, but I disagree.

      I feel that you could use a few hundred more to send out ads to related ezines to drive large amounts of traffic to your opt-in pretty quickly. Could you get those same people for free? Yes, but in general it would take longer. Same with guest posting.

      One ezine I found had over 70k subs with a high email open rate, I got a solo for $60 to it and got nearly 800 opt-ins. So I disagree that paid advertising can't make the income come any faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bent SEO
    Buy a QUALITY site that makes $1,500 a year with proven track record. This may take a bit of time to find but spend time on Flippa and you can find quality. Once you've got that site in your possession you'll consistently have another $125 a month to invest in internet monies - or save and make more purchases in the future.

    The most important part about turning internet marketing into a full time position is creating positive cash flow. Doing that from the onset is extremely important and I'd focus exclusively on that, especially if you only have $1,000 to invest.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Dinero
      Originally Posted by Bent SEO View Post

      Buy a QUALITY site that makes $1,500 a year with proven track record. This may take a bit of time to find but spend time on Flippa and you can find quality. Once you've got that site in your possession you'll consistently have another $125 a month to invest in internet monies - or save and make more purchases in the future.

      The most important part about turning internet marketing into a full time position is creating positive cash flow. Doing that from the onset is extremely important and I'd focus exclusively on that, especially if you only have $1,000 to invest.
      I second this, invest in a website man, buy one thats making a profit already, beware of scams though... make sure you are really getting a legit website, some people on flippa sell crap sites and inflate traffic stats with bot traffic.
      Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author cupcakemonster
      Originally Posted by Bent SEO View Post

      Buy a QUALITY site that makes $1,500 a year with proven track record. This may take a bit of time to find but spend time on Flippa and you can find quality. Once you've got that site in your possession you'll consistently have another $125 a month to invest in internet monies - or save and make more purchases in the future.

      The most important part about turning internet marketing into a full time position is creating positive cash flow. Doing that from the onset is extremely important and I'd focus exclusively on that, especially if you only have $1,000 to invest.
      I second Alexa Smith's advice: to put $900 in the bank and get started actually building something with just $100. That's enough money to cover domain registration and hosting. I might even spend another $100 on premium themes and the like once I've gotten started.

      Everything else I'd invest would be time related and totally concentrated on doing the research - which is free - necessary to learn more about IM.

      I would DEFINITELY NOT buy a site until I actually knew how to create and sustain a website. There are a lot of less-than-honest sellers on Flippa and it doesn't seem a wise investment to invest in anything 'til you know how it works. Unless you know this, you won't be able to spot fatal flaws nor know what to look for as a good investment.

      My overall advice is to forget you have money (or at least most of it) and start building a cash flow with as little money possible. Once you've figured out the nuts and bolts of it, then you can go crazy with the rest of your funds.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by joseph01 View Post

    Hi warriors
    If You Have $1000 To Invest ?
    Dejavu - Now where have i seen this before,
    just can't put my finger on it .... :confused:
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    Learn Forex Trading
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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Originally Posted by Scott Skinner View Post

      Learn Forex Trading
      Unless you have some inside knowledge, this is the fastest way to LOOSE that $1,000.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Skinner
        Very true Marhelper, which is why I said "learn" Forex Trading. But how many people are willing to take 3-6 months trading a Demo account daily, learning a system before they trade real money? About 5%. How many people lose money tarding forex? Around 95%. Hmmmm, sounds like Internet Marketing numbers, LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Unless you have some inside knowledge, this is the fastest way to LOOSE that $1,000.
    Not as fast as giving it to one of the "coaches" who are going to PM them.
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  • Profile picture of the author extremeboy
    Here is my advice:

    Buy Video creation soft + Private Proxies + Do some research on peoples needs on YouTube they do.

    And do PPD/CPA with it and rank your videos on Google to get targeted traffic > it will convet into $$$

    Here will be cost i think:

    Video soft: $50-100 One time
    Dedicated ips $20-30 a month
    SEO tool : $100-150 One time ( OR Do SEO manually at first )

    This is one of the hottest thing for Beginners just need patients and research and hard work it will be serious money
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Well, like the above guy said, youtube is usually a good place to get started.

    The problem is, you need to WORK and RESEARCH before you INVEST.

    I've seen tons of people invest, without doing the required work / research / testing, and they have lost large sums of money.

    So I'd spend that money on research. That means start small, run microtests, study keywords, find what people are buying, find keywords people aren't targeting, then slowly start dripping money into the equation.

    You don't have a lot of money, so the formula would look something like this

    85% work + 15% investing (small amounts).

    After a few months, you discover good keywords, good niches, what type of content converts best, etc etc.

    Then the equation turns to 50% work + 50% investing.

    Then you get more data, more experience, more information.
    And you can start outsourcing a lot more.

    So the formula becomes 25% work + 75% investing.

    Fundamentally speaking, if you only have $1000, and have no idea where to spend it, then you need to do research. There's no other way around it. And since you can go broke doing research, you need to invest that money SLOW.

    If you outsource everything from day 1, with no idea of what works, if you don't have the testing and data to back up your investments, as always, you're ****ed.

    -RS
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    • Profile picture of the author JessZ07
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      So I'd spend that money on research. That means start small, run microtests, study keywords, find what people are buying, find keywords people aren't targeting, then slowly start dripping money into the equation.

      -RS
      Agreed! Find the converting offers, find where the people are hanging out and spend slowly. If you're smart about it .. a little can go a long way!
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  • Profile picture of the author FXdarling
    buy a good internet marketing course or coaching membership. Learn how to make money online from professionals and then invest the rest into your own online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    If you asking the question then its obvious you do not have a plan.

    Failing to plan is planning to fail, so get a hold of someone who has the type of life you want to have and spend some time and money learning from them.

    To many people in this forum forget the value of learning and sometimes you have to pay for that.

    Make sure the learning leads to a plan which you will both enjoy following and will be able to consistently keep following.

    I ran my own 100k+ member sites, tried blogging and niche sites but what really got me consistently going is building a unique product of my own. That was my calling... but I had to spend some time and money on the other things to learn what would make me happy.

    Bottom line, put half aside for your true calling, spend the rest learning from the best in different fields to find out what really works FOR YOU.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Facebook advertising using the new Power Editor - easy peasy!
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  • Profile picture of the author mialove
    It's really depends on your skills.

    For example...for me, Alexa advice is not relevant at all. If i would listen to it, i would never make any money online (but it's just me, i am sure it will work wonders for many others).
    If you have no writing/copyrighting skills (many don't have those, even native speakers), i would spend most of the budget, to outsource it.
    But, you need to have a plan first.
    Choose the direction
    And than, you will get way more specific answers to your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Originally Posted by joseph01 View Post

    Hi warriors

    If You Have $1000 To Invest ?
    what to do with it ? lot of ideas come to my mind

    I want to hear from You
    Put it in your savings account until you have more.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    If I had 1,000 to invest and I knew what I was doing. I would hire a virtual assistant, a general va for about 250 a month and do launch's. She would sorry or he would make 2 products a week with complete jvpage sales page ect. I would promote.

    If I didn't know what to do I would invest in a email list with a better user friendly face.

    Or use it to learn the business and get my feet drenched in knowledge.
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    • Profile picture of the author rizy
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      If I had 1,000 to invest and I knew what I was doing. I would hire a virtual assistant, a general va for about 250 a month and do launch's. She would sorry or he would make 2 products a week with complete jvpage sales page ect. I would promote.

      If I didn't know what to do I would invest in a email list with a better user friendly face.

      Or use it to learn the business and get my feet drenched in knowledge.
      Woo I have come across good VAs, but none who make the whole product? Is it from their idea or they would make the product from our ideas? Pm where to find someone like that
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidAllenNeron
    My suggestion is:

    1) to figure out what you're already really good at.

    2) find other people who are marketing those services.

    3) model what they're doing / their marketing, their price structure, (their quality) you at least have to match their quality if you're going to be charging the same prices, so you'll want to position yourself as unique and different by adding something they don't.

    4) then use your money to market your services; offer 5-10 people free service or a reduced rate so you can get some testimonials or reviews

    5) Make profiles on freelance websites and actively look for work offering your services.

    and if you don't have any skills; then buy some coaching / training that seems interesting to you ...
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
    Originally Posted by joseph01 View Post

    Hi warriors

    If You Have $1000 To Invest ?
    what to do with it ? lot of ideas come to my mind

    I want to hear from You
    Fellas, we've got a live one! Cue the sigs promising "the best $999 investment you'll ever make."

    Seriously, though, having $1,000 to invest is in some ways more problematic than having $50 to invest. When you have little to invest, you tend to be more careful with your spending, scrutinizing offers and so forth.

    I recommend getting a domain, some shared hosting that offers unlimited domains, and a list. Don't bother throwing money at anything else until you're making money. Hell, you can even get by without paying for those three things.
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    • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
      Now I assumed you already know what your doing, like domain and hosting so I figured you already had that, if not I'm deleting my suggestion and telling you to join a coaching program once you figure out what you want to do, then find a coach that can teach you that.


      Originally Posted by JamesBorg View Post

      Fellas, we've got a live one! Cue the sigs promising "the best $999 investment you'll ever make."

      Seriously, though, having $1,000 to invest is in some ways more problematic than having $50 to invest. When you have little to invest, you tend to be more careful with your spending, scrutinizing offers and so forth.

      I recommend getting a domain, some shared hosting that offers unlimited domains, and a list. Don't bother throwing money at anything else until you're making money. Hell, you can even get by without paying for those three things.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Invest that money into a steady stock like Johnson and Johnson. Keep reinvesting the dividends you get each month.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    $1000 is nothing without knowledge. Don't do anything with this amount in case you have it, because you will lose it.

    Study many posts in this forum until you will feel that you know how to make a smart business plan. Then you will know how to spend your money without having to ask anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author tasneemishaque
    I will save half of the money or maybe more than that and invest some of the money in domain parking. Buy some good domains and you can earn a lot of money from it by selling them on Flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author munem qureshi
    Go For Internet Online Marketing if u have any Question Do let me Know Elegant
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  • Profile picture of the author LimitlessTraffic
    If I could start all over again as a newbie and had $1000 to invest, I will definitely find myself a good mentor and NOT buy every product out there!
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    • Profile picture of the author mohsinmallik
      Originally Posted by LimitlessTraffic View Post

      If I could start all over again as a newbie and had $1000 to invest, I will definitely find myself a good mentor and NOT buy every product out there!
      Forget about mentors. They will eat up your whole $1000 and ask for more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    it really depends on 2 things

    if you already have a product and a squeeze page then you can use some solo ads to
    build your list and tweak your funnel as you go

    if you don't already have a product then invest some of your money into creating and setting up some fan pages and use fb ads to drive traffic to your fan page to build a following and then monetize accordingly
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Every suggestion I've read amounts to scraping the bottom of the barrel for leads, it will take a VERY long time to produce any significant income this way. Unless you're going to start an eCommerce site and have the time to properly grow it and the knowledge of how to re-engage those customers so they buy from you again and again, you are better off delivering pizza or something in your spare time. - You'll make more in a day doing that, and it's a guaranteed paycheck, until you've saved up enough to take this seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcos08
    Create a product and squeeze page and sales funnel and drive "paid" traffic to it....... quickest way to get results......obviously it needs to be a great product at a reasonable price point
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