What To Do If You're Desperate Index

by AlexCN
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When people are hit with difficult times (financially), many of them search out alternate methods of getting an income. Some even hear about Internet Marketing being a great way to earn an extra income.

As the Warrior Forum is the best online marketing forum, naturally, many newer internet marketers are funneled over here in one way or another.

Even though it is true that most newer marketers (nor everyone new that ends up on the Warrior Forum) are not necessarily all in 'desperation' mode, they ARE the ones that account for most of the threads asking what they can do to make money quickly.

As such, they are then funneled over to the fantastic thread started by Paul Myers titled:

What To Do If You're Desperate

However, reading through the 'What To Do If You're Desperate' thread, a few things became glaringly obvious:
1. What is 'desperate' for one person is not necessary desperation for another. There are varying degrees of desperation and therefore a multitude of different possible solutions depending on a persons particular set of circumstances
2. Someone who is truly desperate doesn't need to be wasting hours and hours of time online searching through hundreds of posts (and many duplicate ideas) some of which may not even apply to them or their particular situation
3. Duplicate posts and ideas were piling up because there are simply too many pages of ideas so sort through to dig out the nuggets
4. It would be great if all the the information in one of the best (and most oft cited) threads at the Warrior Forum could be put together in an organized fashion and indexed so that it was really able help people who are in a bind to be able to quickly gather a handful of ideas that might be a good fit for them.
That is when I came up with the idea for the

What To Do If You're Desperate Index

I've done my best to gather all the ideas in that 'What To Do If You're Desperate' thread, categorize them, place them in a 'Table Of Contents' format and link out to all of the original posts so that if someone comes to this thread, sees an idea that they like and feels might be a good fit for them, they can just click on it and it will take them over to the post where the idea originated.

I did my best not to 'moderate' too heavily, but a few types of posts (and ideas) have been removed from this index:

1. Duplicate ideas that added no real value to the original post

2. Ideas that probably aren't the best for those in a truly desperate situation...ie

a. Thievery
b. Network marketing
c. CPA
d. Gambling (ie playing poker)
e. Selling your body


Again, without passing any judgement on most ideas, and just letting the original posts speak for themselves, that was my real intention.

In the case of CPA and Network Marketing, it's not to say that those ideas can't work, and aren't great for building a stable, long term income, just that they probably aren't the best to get into for people who are broke and desperate...

In addition, the majority of the posts suggesting Network Marking and CPA for those who are desperate offered little in the way of real 'actionable' ideas and content. They also received very little 'Thanks' from Warriors, so I decided to leave them out.

I would be happy to hear any ideas/suggestions in regards to improving this thread.

It is my hope that this thread will start to be cited along side the 'What to Do If You're Desperate' thread as it will act to both speed up the process of idea generation for those in a pinch, and also as a Filter Mechanism.

Best,
Alex

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What To Do If You're Desperate Index


General Labor


Search for local labor gigs on Craigslist

Get a job that no one else wants to do

Knock on neighborhood doors and ask if there is any yard work or odd jobs that you might be able to do for them

Pick a Gig on Craigslist that you can do

Borrow a rake to rake leaves, or paint house fences.

Talk to family and friends and ask them if they have any odd jobs they need done around their houses

Offer house painting services - with a twist

Knock on neighborhood doors offering to wash cars or windows

Start by offering to work for FREE

Day labor

Offer gardening services

General Labor ideas

Merchandising

Start from nothing and build that into a $100 per day offline service. Here's how:

Mow your neighbors yards

Offer basic housekeeping services


Offer Your Services To The Public


Find a need and fill it... here's how

If you have a skill like piano, Yoga, or even foreign languages, those are things you can get other people to pay you for teaching them

Think of products/services that you can offer where people gather (ie @ swapmeets)

Run a FREE classified ads campaign

Take your Online skills Offline - Offer offline tutoring for the online skills you have accumulated

Use social media to promote your services

Find out what you're good at. Gather testimonials to the effect that you ARE indeed good at what you do while selling your service. More testimonials = More sales. Rinse and repeat.

Sell your services on Fiverr

Find something that someone else is doing, double the value and charge 10% more

Offers your skills @ elance.com

After school child care

Transcription service

Put together small study groups

Make mini-sites for people who are selling expensive items (cars, houses)

Clean peoples houses

Run errands for local people

Offer a copycat service on Fiverr that is popular - add in OTO after sale

Detailed idea for how to offer services on Elance.com

Offer computer services and virus removal offline

Become an expert and start teaching

Offer a unique service at a premium price -OR- Offer a service in bulk

Offer your services on an outsourcing site. Here are some sites that you can use...

If you don't have a service that you can offer, take the time to learn one - For Free!

Repair iPhones

Start your own webhosting company

Transcribe Youtube videos

Promote your own labor service

Temp Labor Services

Keep your living expenses to the BARE minimum and start job hunting locally. Here's how to do it...

Start prospecting for customers for your services

Peephole installation

Offer a Mini-Moves and Delivery service

Don't take a job, offer a service

Some more services that you can offer to people

Learn Android programming

Addm: Here are 2 great places online to learn new tech skills:

1. Lynda.com
2. Udemy.com


Offering Online Services To Local Businesses


Offer web design to local mom and pop businesses

Offer to build websites for people via Classified advertising. Once they accept, upsell them on other related products and services

Create websites 'On-Spec' for local businesses

Offer to clean cars for offline businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles

Build sites for people who offer services to the public

Offer autoresponder setup services to offline businesses

Help local business owners make more sales and profits

Sell SEO services

Offer writing servies to Offline Businesses who can afford to pay you a decent amount for your efforts

Make customized giveaway reports for Local Businesses

Learn Powerpoint and Offer these services to technically challenged Offline business owners

Make mock-up websites for local offline businesses - build them once they commit

Offer Video + Ranking services to local businesses

Unique spin on offering services to Local Businesses

Offer services to offline businesses that not a lot of other offliners are targeting - Like Churches

Sell your services to Local Businesses via Meetup.com

SEO for Local Youtube video rankings

Produce videos for local high-end service businesses

Learn Wordpress

More online services for Offline business owners

Reputation management

Sell direct mail services to local businesses

Offer 'seasonal' Logo changes

Manage Adwords campaigns for local businesses

Survey local businesses on what type of help they could use

Make a round of local businesses by car, bike or walking. See which ones appear to be struggling for foot traffic.

Check their sites, social profiles, Google positioning and other factors and see what they could use help with. Working backwards to find local websites will give you a big advantage.

Offer your services to 'warm' leads first

Offering Offline Services To Local Businesses


Offer offline services to local businesses

Offer repair services of office equipment

Offer seasonal business services

Offer to hand out Flyers for local businesses

Become a 'human billboard' for local businesses

Offer foreclosure preservation services

Become a 'Bird Dog' for local Real Estate Investors

Offer to sell for local businesses based purely on commission

Survey local businesses on what type of help they could use

Start a business offering to wash local shops' windows


Online Ideas (Non-Service Related)


Blogging on a budget

Choose a niche, select a product to sell, and start promoting

Help Clickbank product owners promote their products

Write an eBook and find someone with a List and Marketing experience to JV with to help you sell it

Use the Warrior forum to search for 'how to' posts

Pick a niche and put together a high-value recurring membership site

Start promoting 100% commission, instantly paid affiliate products. Here's how to do it...

Write articles

Find out what people are looking for on eBay, then give it to them

Youtube traffic piggyback

Product creation and sales on a shoestring

Combine outsourced niche articles w/ AssociatedContent.com

Make products to sell on digital market places that have LOTS of traffic

Start writing for high paying content mills

Find something that offers a large commission check and sell it as an affiliate.
Promote that item religiously. Here is how to do it...


Study what the gurus are doing successfully

Article Marketing

Blog about what you know

Build a list based around what you know

Promote hosting via an affiliate program

Create a product that's in demand

Amazon MTurk

Paid Blogging

Write a useful book about something you are good at

Forum posting jobs

Start selling something

Shut off the noise and build a list

Make cool stuff at home, then sell it online

Drive FREE traffic to your site. Your site is monitized with some sort of advertising that pays you for clicks (ie Adsense)

Online product creation blueprint

Dropshipping

Start a weekly paid newsletter

Video Marketing

Use Yahoo Answers

Sell PLR packages

Write a short story, publish it on Kindle

Create 'How To' courses and sell them online

Run webinars and sell something at the end of the presentation

Come up with a compelling offer

Direct to Paypal Affiliate Networks + Online Classified Ads & Social Media For Traffic

Open an eCommerce store selling PLR or sell it on Warrior Forum

More ideas to repurpose & help you sell PLR

Sites that pay immediately for guest blogging

Use social media to build a following and then be available to
your following to build rapport


Learn everything you can about your niche in a few intensive days, and
then use email marketing to profit


Earn $$ with Leapforce while consistently working on other proven
long-term & reliable online income models


Video creation & Blogging

Resources for selling your writing

Build your online business with Twitter

Online Ideas (Offering a Service To Warriors)


Offer simple services - Choose something you are good at

Find a product/service someone is doing or selling successfully, then offer what they are doing at a discounted rate

Pick a service to sell, then open a thread on Warrior Classifieds

Create a Mini-Site online offering one or 2 services that you are good at, and are in demand.

Use Dragon Naturally Speaking and offer your writing services

Offer to do dull and time consuming Online services

Sell SEO services

Become a Virtual Assistant to successful online Marketers

Start your own webhosting company

Design eBook covers

Web content writing

More Video Marketing

Sell info products on eBay

Sites that offer almost 'near' instant payments for completing small tasks

Writing emails, sales letters & offering sales letter critiques

Find a mentor if you're serious about succeeding online


Get Rid Of Stuff You Have Around Your House


Ask for help from agencies & get rid of what you don't need on Ebay

Sell your extra stuff in a garage sale

Sell your used books on Amazon

Get Rid of crap you don't really need

Sell things you don't need on Facebook

Helpful 'How To' post on quickly selling some of your household items for fast cash on Craigslist


Buying With The Intention Of Reselling At A Higher Price (Flipping)


Sell college textbooks

Use the FreeCycle Network to get free stuff. Sell that stuff on Ebay and Craigslist.

Flip items you buy on Craigslist for higher returns

Flip domains that you bought as bargain prices

Buy at the dollar store, Sell on eBay

Ebay Canada to Ebay US arbitrage

iPhone Flipping

Buy at Garage sales/ Sell on eBay

Flea Market to eBay/Craigslist Arbitrage

Flip sites at Flippa

Selling thrift store stuff online

Lowball sellers of items you can resell on eBay or Cragslist who are selling through newspapers/Classified ads

Reselling from liquidation auctions


Service Arbitrage


Website design arbitrage

Changing Your Mindset/Spiritual/Motivational


Burn off excess energy, calm down, get organized, get focused

Identify one thing that would immediately improve your current situation.

Don't lose hope!

Narrow your focus, get rid of all the distractions in your life

Read and/or listen to Napolean Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" as often as possible


Don't be choosy - just pick something that will get you paid fast

Get out of 'Panic Mode'

Put your IM dreams on hold for a while

Keep pushing through the pain

Seek spiritual guidance

Motivational

Mindset

Force yourself to take action

Stay motivated

Shift your mindset

Pray your way out of desperation

Don't make poor decisions that could affect you for a lifetime based solely on your currently 'desperate' situation




Make A Plan/ Get Organized


Focus, get your resume together, and start looking for opportunities that fit any skill sets you might have

Find a mentor you admire and take MASSIVE action...

Run your daily budget like a real business

Get rid of all distractions and make a Written Plan

Brainstorm your own ideas

Make a Plan

Get a good plan together

Make a plan and write down your goals

Look to your passions to make money. Brainstorm how your passions could lead to money in your pocket

Get rid of distractions

Start learning with a good foundation in place

Organize your planning based on different timeframes

Prioritize what's most important


Expense Cutting


Cut your personal expenses

Create a plan to better budget your life

Cut unnecessary expenses and be persistent with your goals.

Downsize

Find things you can cut out of your expenses

Cut out unnecessary expenses

First, reduce your expenses (go lean) and then revisit one of the ideas you've had in the past for earning online


Misc. (These Are Suggestions That Don't Fit Neatly Into Any Category or Any ONE Category)



Get in touch with your creditors and let them know you are having temporary financial difficulties

Rent out your basement

Become an 'Offline' affiliate

Offer to help people sell their car - take a 10% - 15% cut

Check this out if you have a Masters degree

Offer advertising on your niche site if you are already getting traffic and/or sales

Use your life experience and your connections to help you out of desperate situations

Scrap recyclable metals

'Virtual' yard sales

Refinance your car note

Overseas teaching jobs

Entertain people

Return to solutions that have worked for you in the past

Crowd Sourcing - Rent Yourself - Focus Groups - Website Testing

Sell hotdogs

Sell glow in the dark necklaces

Mystery shopping

Network @ entrepreneourship events

Take flawed processes and find ways to improve them

Attend truck driving school at minimal cost

Sell other people's stuff and split the take

Network with the 'right' people

Become a website tester

Crowdfunding

Get a good mentor

Become a genuine authority in your niche

Ask yourself the following important questions if you have been a marketer for a while now and keep finding yourself in desperate situations...

Ask for help - you just never know who might say 'YES'

Sell your blood

Take part in the 'New Economy' - Put a room in your house for rent on Air B&B -or- rent out your car on RelayRides

Multiple ideas on how to start again from scratch and become a productive human being: T-Shirt middle man, Metal detecting, Paper recycling, Flyer Distribution & More...

More temporary 'fast cash' strategies (Excel work, Microsoft Office work, Data Entry, Virtual Assistant, transcription services, proofreading & More...)
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  • Profile picture of the author cristeck
    Nice one Alex! Worth bookmarking
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    • Profile picture of the author WayneT
      2. Ideas that probably aren't the best for those in a truly desperate situation...ie

      a. Thievery
      b. Network marketing
      c. CPA
      d. Gambling (ie playing poker)
      e. Selling your body

      I tried No e....Don't try this if your a bloke over 21 on a street corner at 3 in the morning.....The only thing the police officers said to me as they laughed themselves into breathlessness is "That I couldn"t even give my body away"......I now am still broke and have a fear of laughing coppers.

      Good post though..
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Nice list there.

    I worry about desperate people clutching at IM/MMO straws. The two best things you can do are:

    1. Get a job.
    2. Get training that will allow you to find a job.

    Why? Because I've been doing IM for 16 years. Last year my IM earnings were 20% of what I could earn from getting a job and working for somebody else.

    For long term income I'd suggest going into something like healthcare. Here in the UK there are never enough health professionals, especially those with specialist knowledge of areas like radiology.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilder1047
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      Nice list there.

      I worry about desperate people clutching at IM/MMO straws. The two best things you can do are:

      1. Get a job.
      2. Get training that will allow you to find a job.

      Why? Because I've been doing IM for 16 years. Last year my IM earnings were 20% of what I could earn from getting a job and working for somebody else.

      For long term income I'd suggest going into something like healthcare. Here in the UK there are never enough health professionals, especially those with specialist knowledge of areas like radiology.
      Hm, this is a pretty vague post...

      Goals need to be taken into consideration.

      If I was a single guy, I'd rather make $20,000/per year online, then $100,000/per year working a job.

      There's a lot of wealth found in being your own boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I admire your ambition to put a thread like this together.... yet you seemed to supplement a lot of long, specific, actionable posts.... for posts that are like 1-2 sentences long... completely generic... and don't deliver any valuable information whatsoever.

    I don't wanna put you on the spot (or myself) but did you REALLY think this post was that valuable?

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3628751

    The post is 2 sentences long, and says: "I have been at this for a while, but only started making money when I started selling my SEO services. Been on a roll since then."

    I didn't go through all the links, but I went through about a dozen, and too many were generic, nonspecific, non-actionable posts with very few if no thanks at all.

    And you wind up skipping some really good posts (like mine lol):

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7806992

    I don't want to sound jealous nor do I want to sound cocky... but my post has 9 thanks. And a lot of very specific, actionable information. Why would you ignore posts with lots of thanks, and supplement them with short, generic posts with no thanks at all?

    I realize how massive that thread is and how much time you could waste filtering out all the best posts. But if it was me, I wouldn't even read the posts. I would skim through the thread and pull out all the posts with the highest amount of thanks. Because generally speaking, those are the posts people got the most help from.

    It seems like you formed some categories... then completely rushed the selection process. :confused: I recognize and respect what you're attempting to do. I think its a great idea. But I was personally let down when I saw some of the posts you linked. If it was me, any post without thanks would have immediately been ignored. Any short, generic posts would be ignored. But for some reason you saw value in those types of posts?

    Maybe you were just short on time? IDK.



    -RS
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexCN
      Hey RS-

      Thanks for all the valuable feedback.

      I've answered each of your concerns below

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I don't wanna put you on the spot (or myself) but did you REALLY think this post was that valuable?

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3628751
      NO - the post that was linking out to was not valuable in the least. That was an error. I didn't include any posts like that without value, unless perhaps like the one you found which was completely by accident. That link now goes out to the correct post:

      Offer to do dull and time consuming online services

      Now, perhaps you could still make the argument that that particular post isn't valuable because it doesn't have a ton of actionable information.

      To that, I would answer in 2 ways:

      1. You are correct. Lots of detailed step by step info is not present in that post, but does that make it any less valuable?

      2. Length and detail of post was not a qualifier to be included in this index, similar to the original 'What to do if you're desperate' thread. However, unlike the original thread, what I did try to do was only include posts that I thought added value and I didn't link out to the hundreds of duplicate posts that added no additional value to the original (first posted) idea.

      I happen to think that even though that post is quite short, the idea is quite good, and that is the general spirit of the original thread - to act as an idea generation mechanism


      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I didn't go through all the links, but I went through about a dozen, and too many were generic, nonspecific, non-actionable posts with very few if no thanks at all.
      Please see my reply above. Posts that I felt had a usable idea, even if there was no 'step-by-step' were still included because I think they could still be useful to people.

      If they hit that post, they might decide they like that idea and already have a good working knowledge of the process.

      If they don't know the process, and still like the idea, that is when research mode is supposed to take over if the author didn't include a step by step plan. They could start with the search function right here at WF to gather more information.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      And you wind up skipping some really good posts (like mine lol):

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7806992
      RS, your post WAS very good, and I absolutely did include it in the index. It's in the "Offering Online Services To Local Businesses" section and the post is linked out as follows:

      Produce videos for local high-end service businesses

      Nice work on that post BTW. I liked it a lot.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I realize how massive that thread is and how much time you could waste filtering out all the best posts. But if it was me, I wouldn't even read the posts. I would skim through the thread and pull out all the posts with the highest amount of thanks. Because generally speaking, those are the posts people got the most help from.
      I actually did more filtering than you think. A LOT more...

      The process went like this:

      - Go through and read all the posts one by one

      - Decide if what was in the post was at all useful

      - If the post was useful, was it a duplicate idea already presented?

      - If the post was a duplicate idea, did it merit inclusion because it had a new take on the idea, or a new spin?

      - For the posts that qualified (as above) extract the main purpose or idea presented in the post so that could be used to link out the the post in the original thread.

      - Once I had all the threads I wanted to use and all of the Anchor texts set, I then went in a grabbed all the links to each of the posts.

      - Once I did that, I started working on structure, formatting and linking in the test thread making sure they layout was reasonable and made sense.

      This was a ton of work for a thread that contained over 1000 posts.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      If it was me, any post without thanks would have immediately been ignored. Any short, generic posts would be ignored. But for some reason you saw value in those types of posts?
      Yes. Again, posts with thanks vs posts with NO thanks was not the only qualifier for inclusion. I do believe I did include nearly every single post that did receive a lot of thanks though.

      And you are right. Some of the posts with zero 'thanks' I did see lots of value in, particularly later into the thread.

      Remember, as a thread grows and develops, especially to the point where is more than 20 pages long, fewer and fewer people venture to those later pages and 'Thanks' start dying out - even for really great contributions to the thread.

      That is another reason a thread like this one here that indexes everything inside the main thread is a good idea. It will improve the original thread as well going forward.

      Why?

      Who wants to read through 20+ pages of posts just to see if an idea they have has already been presented before posting it?

      No one!

      That is why the original thread has 30-40 different posts suggesting people go to Fiverr and offer a service.

      30-40 of them are duplicates offering no additional value whatsoever.

      People can come here (if they should so choose) and take a look and in under 5 minutes know whether or not an idea they have for the 'What to do if you're desperate' thread has already been presented.

      If it has, and they have no additional value to offer, they might just decide to save their breath.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      Maybe you were just short on time? IDK.
      Short on time? Well, you are right, I didn't really want to spend 3 days putting this thread together, but as it was, it did take me an entire day. Some of the work was fun, but some was a total pain.

      I feel the end product is very useful and will be a huge benefit to Warriors.

      I will make changes/improvements here as well when new ideas are added to the original thread from time to time.

      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      My final criticism, I'd delete the ENTIRE category called "Changing Your Mindset/Spiritual/Motivational".
      I don't feel it's my place to delete the entire spiritual/motivational section. There were lots of Warriors who found value in many of those ideas.

      Thanks again for all your thoughts. Very much appreciated. Let me know if you have any more questions.

      Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author Kydee
    Whoa, that is an awesome and comprehensive list. Good job.
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    You have put lots of efforts to compile all these posts. Thanks for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    I've added a link to this thread from the original post.

    Very handy, Alex. I'm sure a lot of people will benefit from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Wow Alex! You should get the "Give Back Award of the Month" and the "Provide Value Award of the Month"!

    It would not surprise me if there have been hundreds of people that have benefitted from some of the great ideas posted since Paul started the thread.

    This is a great way to help people zero in right away on posts that are in areas of their strengths and circumstances. It will also help them save heaps of time skipping over areas they know are not feasible for them individually.

    I don't know how some threads get those stars posted on them but your index deserves five stars *****.
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  • Profile picture of the author erinwrites
    Wow! Thanks for putting in the work to create this list!

    I vote to make it a sticky! Are we still calling that stuff at the top sticky? If not, then I vote to make this [insert terminology for things at the top]!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dani78
      Great list Alex! this will help a lot of people.
      Enough ideas to pick from.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Alex, sensational! From my experience, desperation drove me to create like an animal, and to build my brand, but paying the bills with steady online work through a few channels helped put my campaign into overdrive. The challenge lay in ego, and namely, me pushing my ego aside to work the jobs lol.

    Great share, thanks bro!
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  • Profile picture of the author Romeo90
    Simply awesome work!

    This must have taken you a good few hours to complete, I am sure this will help many people cut to the chase and get to what they are most interested or suited to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    That must have taken you forever to compile so, thanks, Alex.

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    Wow! This is a great thread, thanks for posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Abrugar
    This is great. Thanks for compiling an index of the best thread in the warrior forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBClemens
    Thanks, AlexAN, for taking the time to compile this. For me, it's helped substantially to get a focus on things and develop a strategy.

    The one thing that comes up again and again is services, especially computer services. I've recently rescued the hard drive from a laptop that took a bad fall, and I've also been able to successfully clear another desktop from various malware ... well, it would be great if I could do 2 jobs like that each week. It would really help out with supplemental income and bring stability to my present situation.

    Services ... teach what you know, fix what you can ... troubleshoot, consult, educate. And have fun in the process.

    Thanks again for helping me to focus and get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author alodie
    Hi Alex,

    Nice job!

    That took a lot of effort and time, on your part, to put this
    comprehensive list together.

    Thanks a million.

    I am quite sure that if anyone is at all even a third as desperate
    for some financial relief, that someone might be able to find
    at least one small item among that lot, that could guide him
    or her to worthwhile venture, until things get better.

    Although, when some one is really desperate, that
    someone can hardly think straight, much less to get
    it together sufficiently enough to be even a little
    successful with whatever he or she is working at.

    It is a terrible, terrible thing to feel desperate. I have
    been there, and too many times, I am afraid.

    I said, "feel," because sometimes the actually situation
    is not quite as desperate as it seem at face value.

    But that is beside the point, anyhow. When you feel
    desperate, nothing or anyone can tell you otherwise.

    Once again, great job, Alex.

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    Holy Badger Pencil, this is amazing.
    It must have taken you days to compile this! I mean, it would take me days to just read it
    I'm flabbergasted.
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    Wow, this is incredibly useful and wonderful. You have helped so many with this post. A tip of my hat to you my friend. Well done.
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      This is actually a very useful thread.

      I was tempted to read the 'What to do if you're desperate' thread before but it would be too time consuming to read the whole thing just to find the few posts that I'm interested in.
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    I'm impressed! That took time, thought, and energy. Thanks for giving back!
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    This will be really helpful to the warriors seeking direction in this area. And it's so mindful of you to take your valuable time to compile this list.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Hey man,

    Very cool post here, looks like you spent a ton of time putting this together. However, this desperation thing, and the mindset one has when they're desperate, can be both good and bad.

    It can be good, because it puts a fire under your ass to get up and take action. On the other hand, your mind tends to look for whatever it can to generate a quick buck, which can lead to frustration and burnout.

    Better alternative, would be to focus on what it is you want, and think in terms of the long haul, not immediate, otherwise you'll be in that desperation mode all the time.
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  • OP you can make a kindle book out of this, I bet you it will sell well on Amazon!
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      OP you can make a kindle book out of this, I bet you it will sell well on Amazon!
      No, he couldn't. At least not without getting permission from every person quoted. According to the WF TOS, each individual poster retains copyright to their posts, granting a pretty wide license to the WF. Freelancer could publish the thread or an edited version of it, but a random member couldn't.

      Not to take anything away from Alex or his post. He definitely did yeoman's work sifting through that monster and culling out the dupes, link drops, promos, etc.
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    Very nice post Alex.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Profile picture of the author UK Wealth Wr
    This is a good post in principle, but I noticed that a lot of the indexed links don't go to what they say they do, for example the peephole installation link opens a page which was nothing about peephole installation, and the same can be said about a lot of the other links.

    Can you check each link and correct the ones that aren't correct?
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexCN
      Originally Posted by UK Wealth Wr View Post

      This is a good post in principle, but I noticed that a lot of the indexed links don't go to what they say they do, for example the peephole installation link opens a page which was nothing about peephole installation, and the same can be said about a lot of the other links.

      Can you check each link and correct the ones that aren't correct?
      Hello Friend,

      I have checked the link you are referring to, the Peephole Installation link, and it's working
      just fine.

      It doesn't go to a 'blank' page, it links to a post that references the original idea as posted in the "What to do if You're Desperate" thread. The post it's linked to also describes one Warriors' success with the peephole installation method.

      Again, you can see that post Here

      In case it's not clear, the What To Do If You're Desperate Index (the thread you are on now) puts all of the most useful posts from the What To Do If You're Desperate (original thread) in one place.

      A brief description of each original contribution is given in this index, and then the original post is linked to if you would like to explore the idea further, get more information or find the specifics of each idea (if applicable).

      It was built to make navigating that monstrous thread fast and easy. Nearly all 'duplicate' ideas have been removed. Each idea is presented in a relevant category with a brief explanation of what it's about. You won't need to waste a bunch of time reading through duplicate posts or methods/ideas that aren't of any interest to you.

      Now, if you are looking for more in-depth information on any particular topic, you have 2 choices:

      1. Contact the original poster and ask for clarification and/or further information

      2. Conduct your own research into the idea presented, and learn everything you think you need to in order to get started, then simply start taking action

      Nothing you do will be perfect the first time you try it, but you will get better with practice and patience.

      The really good news is that with many of the ideas presented, you are still able to make money with a 'less than perfect' finished product. Just takes getting out there and giving them a shot and finding a method that fits you!

      Since you seem to be interested, I did some legwork on your behalf, and found that Warrior Martin Buckley has put together a complete guide explains in detail exactly how to get started in the peephole installation business. It's called 'Electric Drill Profits'.

      I'm not sure where he sells it at right now, but if you PM him, I'm sure that he would be happy to help.

      Best,
      Alex

      P.S. - I checked through dozens and dozens of other links on the index, as you seemed to suggest that 'many other links' weren't working as advertised. I didn't find a single link that wasn't working correctly.

      Warriors - if you find a link in this thread that isn't working correctly, or needs updating or something, just shoot me a PM and I will be happy to fix it. Please be specific though!

      Just telling me that 'a bunch of links' aren't working isn't very helpful, as I would need to spend time wading through hundreds of links to find the culprits!

      P.P.S - As I've been getting a bunch of requests recently, I am planning to update this thread within the next couple of days to completely index all of the new ideas that have been added to the What To Do If You're Desperate thread since my last update over a year ago. There have been some fantastic ideas generously shared by Warriors since then.

      Thanks!
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