How would you invest $2,500

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Imagine you have $2,500 in your hands right now (available in Paypal or credit/debit card)

How would you best invest them? Why?

I prefer to receive advice from people who have already done similar investing in a web business, or web property.

All ideas are welcomed, yet, proven advice is going to more than likely receive more thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author boladeblogger
    Step 1
    I will find a buying niche, and related micro niches. Get a product to produce or promote in that niche that has good information that will be valuable to people in that Niche

    Step 2
    I will design a free value filled ebook or video that solves a problem in the niche

    Step 3
    I will hire someone to create a stunning squeeze page, install my autoresponder. Hire a copy writer to write my follow -up messages.

    Step4
    I send traffic to my page (solo ads traffic, social media traffic, Video site traffic etc). Track and tweak till am satisfy with the result and profit.

    Step 5
    I will reinvest my profit to earn more.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Well, looking at your signature, it looks like you have either $300 or $300,000 to invest from the last 3 years right?

    Seriously, if you are trying to say three hundred thousand, you should use a comma, not a decimel, ha ha.

    As for investing, I'd use it to create a digital product (software or coaching product) and pay the money to a proven launch manager/JV broker.
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    • Profile picture of the author DR0832
      Originally Posted by J Bold View Post

      Well, looking at your signature, it looks like you have either $300 or $300,000 to invest from the last 3 years right?

      Seriously, if you are trying to say three hundred thousand, you should use a comma, not a decimel, ha ha.

      As for investing, I'd use it to create a digital product (software or coaching product) and pay the money to a proven launch manager/JV broker.
      Most people are this forum are snake oil salesman.
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Inc
      Originally Posted by J Bold View Post

      Well, looking at your signature, it looks like you have either $300 or $300,000 to invest from the last 3 years right?

      Seriously, if you are trying to say three hundred thousand, you should use a comma, not a decimel, ha ha.
      fyi...
      Many countries use a period instead of a comma to separate groups of thousands.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
      Originally Posted by J Bold View Post

      Well, looking at your signature, it looks like you have either $300 or $300,000 to invest from the last 3 years right?

      Seriously, if you are trying to say three hundred thousand, you should use a comma, not a decimel, ha ha.

      As for investing, I'd use it to create a digital product (software or coaching product) and pay the money to a proven launch manager/JV broker.
      LOL i also thought that is $300.00

      I have spend my $2,500 on software development, but the people on odesk will try to get you at cheap rate and force you to pay more at the end.

      so next time, i will invest the money to buy a website from flippa, at least it will make me some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author BritishMike
    Spend $500 dollars creating a landing page for a lead generation niche product such as solar panels, or laser eye surgery.

    Get on the phone to merchants telling them you have premium leads to sell them and you want to set up a trial for 50-100 leads.

    Spend a little bit more setting up your landing page so that leads are emailed to both them and you.

    Put the rest ($1,500 - $2,000) into an Adwords/Bing campaign generating traffic to your landing page, which generates highly-converting leads for the merchant.

    I would set your initial bids at roughly 10% of your cost per lead, so if you've negotiated $30 then don't pay more than $3/click. Test to see what converts. Target the medium to long tail, generic keywords will be too expensive and impact your CTR, which impacts your quality score.

    You should be able to make a profit doing this. Then re-invest into PPC. Re-negotiate the CPL if you have to. Ask for payment upfront or within 7 days.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author addyonline
    All sectors of IM can generate profit so choose one that you are passionate about.
    Offline Marketing, Selling services, Selling e-Books, Affilliate Marketing, CPA etc.

    My suggestion would be not to start a short-term cash generating sales funnel. But start a real business and build it around a long-term and sustainable business model.

    People will often tell you to pay for a good (and expensive) mentor online. I disagree.
    Find somebody in real life who has had success in their business ventures and tell them they inspire you and you'd like to shout them lunch. Buy yourselves a nice lunch then learn and ask as much as you can. Cost = $40.

    Go on odesk and find a marketing strategist who has experience in your chosen business area and stellar reviews. Talk to them on Skype for an hour and you will learn alot. Cost = $50-$150.

    I obviously don't know what business you will choose but I want to tell you to outsource as much as you can and any tasks you don't enjoy. There may be some bits and pieces you can't afford to outsource if you only have $2,500.

    Keep at least $500 to drive traffic to your website or sales funnel once your website is completed.

    You are a car. You need a force that is greater then just money that will drive you to success.

    Have fun man... and just so you know - the most important piece of advice here is:
    All sectors of IM can generate profit so choose one that you are passionate about.

    If you are not passionate about it you will lose motivation quick.

    Good luck brother,
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    I would hire a team of expert writers. Nothing better then great content.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    I'd probably use some of it to continue with paid traffic and maybe get a couple of websites built.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Originally Posted by JohnnyG11k View Post

    Imagine you have $2,500 in your hands right now (available in Paypal or credit/debit card)

    How would you best invest them? Why?

    I prefer to receive advice from people who have already done similar investing in a web business, or web property.

    All ideas are welcomed, yet, proven advice is going to more than likely receive more thanks!
    Niche online stores. The real money being made online has always been with eCommerce, not affiliate stuff. It's the difference between a quick hit product and a sustainable, long-term business.
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  • Profile picture of the author kfount
    Originally Posted by JohnnyG11k View Post

    Imagine you have $2,500 in your hands right now (available in Paypal or credit/debit card)

    How would you best invest them? Why?

    I prefer to receive advice from people who have already done similar investing in a web business, or web property.

    All ideas are welcomed, yet, proven advice is going to more than likely receive more thanks!
    Buy an auctioned domain on Godaddy.

    Make a website surrounding this domain name.

    Advertise a product or service that hones in on a talent you possess. It's better to try and do something virtually, as you won't have to suffer overhead costs. Examples: ghostwriting, marketing promotion, giving advice, etc.

    You can also sell a physical product if you have skills in cooking, woodworking, etc. But again, make sure the overhead costs are low AND that there is an interest in what you're trying to sell.

    Websites that promote the purchase of gifts, especially during Christmas will work, but you will only get sales on a seasonal basis. So, consider trying birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    The $2,500 can be used to attract traffic to a landing page with opt-in for list building. e.g: PPC and FB ads. You need to have enough leads or clients or customers for making a sustainable business. So why the list building is important for any online business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Harris
      Originally Posted by himanuzo View Post

      The $2,500 can be used to attract traffic to a landing page with opt-in for list building. e.g: PPC and FB ads. You need to have enough leads or clients or customers for making a sustainable business. So why the list building is important for any online business.
      I agree, set up a sales funnel, get an autoresponder,

      start small with paid traffic.

      When it shows a profit, scale it up and reinvest.
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      • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
        Originally Posted by quantumtiger View Post

        I agree, set up a sales funnel, get an autoresponder,

        start small with paid traffic.

        When it shows a profit, scale it up and reinvest.
        Yes...

        Test... test... test... paid traffic to find out CR (conversion rate). After you find good CR, you can scale it up (with the same paid traffic source) for more traffic more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Facebook ads and maybe Bing to funnel.

    Start with very small daily caps, get data and tweak until profitable.

    Be sure to have the funnel in place first.

    Facebook is my first pick when I have a FB page as part of the niche because I get the like and optin. However, I'm also in a niche with no FB page and instead use Bing ads for traffic to a squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author thisguyal
    I would get into network marketing and drive traffic to my funnel and make 100% commissions.

    It's numbers game just like IM. List + 100% commissions + bigger profits though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mogly
    Make an amazing product (your own) in any niche.

    Spend months working on it, make sure its the best product in your niche. (Seriously)

    Then use the money to market it, and it will multiply your money easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by JohnnyG11k View Post

    Imagine you have $2,500 in your hands right now (available in Paypal or credit/debit card)

    How would you best invest them? Why?

    I prefer to receive advice from people who have already done similar investing in a web business, or web property.

    All ideas are welcomed, yet, proven advice is going to more than likely receive more thanks!
    Change your sig otherwise people like me won't offer you any advice before you are far more successful than we do. $300,000 in 3yrs, sure because i can't imagine you saying $300 in 3yrs.

    Rinse and repeat your strategy..............
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    You've set the bar pretty low for a guy making 6 figures a year?
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  • Profile picture of the author waynemoney
    The big key is to treat it like any other business and treat it like a business. Most people fail on the internet because they never quite get the fact that it is a business especially if you are looking to make a living online.

    You can not half ass everything and just hope to make money.

    Money will always be in a good list. I would design my business around building a strong list of responsive customers.

    I guess my point is tat it doesn't matter what you do just treat it like a business and worry more about getting your customers on your list.

    If you have knowledge in a specific area I recommend building your own product and spend your money having great sales copy written.

    You must however have a ton of connections specifically affiliates to help sell your product.

    Its a waste of time and money if you don't have a bunch of help it is the biggest key to a successful launch and once again comes down to the mail list.

    Your affiliates will send out to their lists and you are looking to grab their and get them on your list.

    Good Luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author kmanbloquet
    I would purchase a established forum , then reinvest the proceeds into the forum and grow it really big, eventually sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author keith88
    Originally Posted by JohnnyG11k View Post

    Imagine you have $2,500 in your hands right now (available in Paypal or credit/debit card)

    How would you best invest them? Why?

    I prefer to receive advice from people who have already done similar investing in a web business, or web property.

    All ideas are welcomed, yet, proven advice is going to more than likely receive more thanks!
    Do your research and a find a mentor buddy. Why? They already have a proven track record. You can take the shortcut by learning from their mistakes! That's what smart people do!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    I would:
    1. Find a ripe niche -- little to now competition, decent CPA offers
    2. Buy a domain at auction in that niche. Domain should be CF/TF 20+, DA/PA 30+, PR3+. Spend anywhere between 250-450.
    3. Buy quality articles targeting keywords in the niche, add 40 or 50 articles.
    4. Apply for CPA offers.
    5. Apply for Adsense

    Enjoy your new revenue stream (with $1500+ to spare).
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  • Profile picture of the author kfount
    Originally Posted by FacebookTraffic View Post

    If you ask me, Im sure other wont agree but

    1. order 3 mailing servers
    2. /24 ip range
    3. and promote my own products

    thats what i would do and have done it before.
    I don't necessarily agree with this for myself (as I'm intermediate with Internet marketing), but I like the way you think.

    If you establish complete independence, you won't have to worry about if there are takeovers or hackers trying to take you down.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I would spend the whole lot on exclusive traffic offered by my primary because it converts at stupid rates! That would buy me at minimum 25 new monthly sales which would pay itself back the first month, but the way this system has been converting (22%), it's still modest to say I could get 100 new sales monthly recurring at 100 a piece. Not too shabby!
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  • Profile picture of the author alrikvincent
    I would have gone for PPV traffic. It is really cheap and converts well but you need a high initial deposit. You will spend less than $100 learning and master PPV and the returns will be huge if you have an email campaign and landing page. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain
    I wouldn't spend it right away.

    I'd develop a product funnel and then slowly test my conversions: squeeze page, sales page, upsell, etc.

    Start small... scale up.
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    • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
      I would buy a nice MAC laptop and start getting in front of people presenting what I know, either by in person workshops or by webinar.

      Partner with other people who have your audience target and split revenues with them 50/50. Even if you're a bad presenter, a certain percentage of the audience will want to hire you for services or buy whatever you offer. And, you'll get better at it with time. Whenever I want more clients during a slow period, all I have to do is whip together a free webinar or in-person workshop and half the audience or more wants to buy whatever I'm offering by the end of it. Pretty simple really. Plus, becoming a better speaker will help you become a better web marketer too.
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  • Profile picture of the author annnoblett
    If you had $2500 who not invest in yourself and learn on how to run a success Internet home business in the Personal Development field. Get in touch with me if your interested.
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