Should I Sell My Spleen to Support My IM venture?

by andrealouisechang 99 replies
I am an IM newborn, and I know this is what I want to do. I worked for a company for 5 years, writing eBooks and whatchamallits. But I decided to go solo and go for the "Internet Marketing dream." I put my hands into my savings and it's starting to dwindle down (buying stuff online to learn the ropes) and well, living expenses.

I know you've heard this kind of story before, but we all know you have to invest time, money and lots of body fluids to achieve a semblance of success in Internet Marketing. I am there, I am willing, and I am all "go for it!"

I still write on the side to supplement my income while creating a website, reading what I can about being an affiliate, JVZooing, and lots of other relevant stuff.

Does anyone here have a nugget of inspiration to share my way?

Do you think it's a good idea to sell my spleen just so I can financially support my IM endeavor?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #affiliate marketing #ebook writing #internet marketing #sell #spleen #support #venture #writing
  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    What exactly are you buying online to "learn the ropes" that you can't already learn for free just by asking here?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112961].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by Escalate Internet View Post

      What exactly are you buying online to "learn the ropes" that you can't already learn for free just by asking here?
      I'm sorry but that's flawed advice. How well off would we all be if Medical schools said "There's the library...go and learn medicine...it's all there for free - no need to pay us to teach you. Just ask anyone walking past if you have any questions".

      Atomic lol & --> Bunkum.

      The obvious reason to pay someone to help you is to gain structure, know what questions to ask, what to study and more importantly...what to study FIRST and of course to save time - years and years of wasted time wondering aimlessly through the 1 million threads on here.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112985].message }}
      • Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post

        I'm sorry but that's flawed advice. How well off would we all be if Medical schools said "There's the library...go and learn medicine...it's all there for free - no need to pay us to teach you. Just ask anyone walking past if you have any questions".

        Atomic lol & --> Bunkum.

        The obvious reason to pay someone to help you is to gain structure, know what questions to ask, what to study and more importantly...what to study FIRST and of course to save time - years and years of wasted time wondering aimlessly through the 1 million threads on here.
        So CORRECT. You put words into my thoughts.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112995].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
          Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

          So CORRECT. You put words into my thoughts.
          Guides and plans are useful. Not always useful to you at the time you need that info but it's all education and because there's no "internet school" to guide us as to who to trust there's a chance you'll buy some vague or useless (to you) information.

          I get a lot of great ideas from free reports if you're bank is thin but you should be learning or investigating something every day. Soon you'll come across something that speaks to you and you'll have a trail to follow.

          This may or not lead to success but you will travel some distance along your path. There are so many cool and exciting ways to make money using the internet that the main problem I think is we're spoiled for choice.

          You're just going to have to keep looking and learning. You'll push through.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113010].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Escalate Internet View Post

      What exactly are you buying online to "learn the ropes" that you can't already learn for free just by asking here?
      I could have written them myself, but I wanted/needed a step by step guide to JVZoo marketing. And other resources that had me at "Within 7 days you'll"...

      Ah, the shining, shimmering, splendid WSOs that I can't resist....

      My bad and I should be flogged.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112992].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
        Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

        I could have written them myself, but I wanted/needed a step by step guide to JVZoo marketing. And other resources that had me at "Within 7 days you'll"...

        Ah, the shining, shimmering, splendid WSOs that I can't resist....

        My bad and I should be flogged.
        Yes, whatever you do do NOT buy any more education or ideas. Education is bad, ideas are worse, they will only lead you astray. You should be able to figure it all out by yourself just by reading and asking.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112998].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    How much are spleens going for these days?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112963].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
      I hope you're not serious about selling your spleen, I would never be so desperate and I have been in some tight spots in the past.

      I wish you much success,
      WealthyClark
      Signature
      Now Accepting All Countries! Earn $5.10 Per Free Referral, Totally Free To Participate!
      WealthyClark.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112969].message }}
      • Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

        I hope you're not serious about selling your spleen, I would never be so desperate and I have been in some tight spots in the past.

        I wish you much success,
        WealthyClark
        I was actually considering selling my appendix first, but I did not know if there was a market for that.



        My spleen has not decided on a price tag just yet, so ATM it's not on the block.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112993].message }}
    • Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      How much are spleens going for these days?
      Fresh and healthy, I'd say more than 2 grand LOL (I shiver at the thought)
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113159].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
        Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

        Fresh and healthy, I'd say more than 2 grand LOL (I shiver at the thought)
        I've heard you can get $40,000 for a healthy kidney, maybe more.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113287].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author sidenote
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      How much are spleens going for these days?
      Good question Travlinguy I wonder the same thing. Seriously, one thing the OP said that we can all agree with is that it takes lots of hard work and sacrifice. Just not too sure about the body parts... lol
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115253].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Williams
        Hi Andrea I Pm'd you some help stuff.

        That way, you can keep your body organs

        And get a grip of this Internet Marketing game.

        Happy reading
        Signature
        Blog Of An Internet Marketer

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115270].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author coolidge
    You don't have to sell your spleen. There's ways to start small and scale.

    1. Find an offer
    2. Create a landing page for that offer (make it unique)
    3. find a good solo seller or join sites like safe-swaps... spend $30 to $35 on solo ads for 100 clicks. Find a proven solo seller who has good rating and sales.

    Also find a good mentor for internet marketing.
    Signature

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    *** TRAFFIC ON DEMAND! *** TARGET BUYERS = GET SALES!!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112987].message }}
    • Originally Posted by coolidge View Post

      You don't have to sell your spleen. There's ways to start small and scale.

      1. Find an offer
      2. Create a landing page for that offer (make it unique)
      3. find a good solo seller or join sites like safe-swaps... spend $30 to $35 on solo ads for 100 clicks. Find a proven solo seller who has good rating and sales.

      Also find a good mentor for internet marketing.
      Thank you. Sound advice!
      Been learning how to create a nuclear landing page

      Solo ads I still have to learn.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112999].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Sell your Spleen, seriously?
    Signature
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    ― George Carlin
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9112990].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I'm someone who's been obsessed with making money online since I was a kid.



    In my opinion (people will send me hatemail for this) - the BEST SKILL you can ever have is your ability to research.

    A lot of gurus will say "hire me"... But this isn't always the best idea.

    Reason being... Lots of gurus are successful because of their own unique traits and qualities... Your own unique strengths might be completely different.

    More wise? - Find someone you want to be like. And emulate them. :]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113005].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jasonvthomas
    Seriously, its really stupid even thinking about something like that.

    in just humor "Your kidney could fetch much more"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113070].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    Sell your brain, there is a huge need for brains these days, not many people have them.

    In all seriousness though, I wouldn't keep buying more training. Here is what you need.

    1. something to sell
    2. a system to capture leads and follow up with leads automatically
    3. A source of traffic either free or paid.

    when you sit down at the computer focus on driving traffic all day, let your system capture and convert them.

    Add a new follow up email everyday, then focus on getting as much quality targeted traffic as you can in a day.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113122].message }}
    • Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      Sell your brain, there is a huge need for brains these days, not many people have them.

      In all seriousness though, I wouldn't keep buying more training. Here is what you need.

      1. something to sell
      2. a system to capture leads and follow up with leads automatically
      3. A source of traffic either free or paid.

      when you sit down at the computer focus on driving traffic all day, let your system capture and convert them.

      Add a new follow up email everyday, then focus on getting as much quality targeted traffic as you can in a day.

      1 - check
      2 - not yet (reading up on it)
      3- ill go for paid. I watched Vick Strizheus videos on raking in traffic. do you think he's a good source to emulate?

      I'm selling all of my body parts, LOL, brain and all. But my brain has too much value, so I'll just have it for rent if there are any takers.

      Skills that I can sell:

      * Writing
      * Writing
      * Writing
      * Oh, did I mention writing?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113154].message }}
  • An interesting conversation about "gently used" Spleen for Sale HERE

    PayPal payments and return policy and all LMFAO
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113171].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
    You can't sell your spleen. There is no market for it. There is only a market for things that can be transplanted into others.

    Corneas are the probably the simplest, because with cornea transplants you don't have to receive anti-rejection treatment. But if you sell both you'll be blind.

    You can sell part of your liver. The whole liver isn't needed because part of a liver is enough.

    You can sell one kidney and you should be fine.

    Skin can be used for treatment of burn victims. But I don't think I would recommend selling your skin.

    You might get something for bone marrow.

    Then there is the heart. It would bring the best price, but you wouldn't be able to spend it.

    One thing you might want to consider is being a gestational surrogate, meaning carring an embryo for someone else. That is, if you have 9 months to spare.

    Good luck on marketing your body parts.
    Signature

    The world is quite ruthless in selecting between the dream and the reality, even where we will not. Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting. -- Cormac McCarthy

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113226].message }}
  • I'm with you Dan
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9113276].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    Banned
    What happens if you don't succeed and you run out of body parts to sell?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9114192].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    Maybe there's some way to mortgage your organs or cash in a promissory note with a promise to live dangerously?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9114195].message }}
    • There are two ways I find to make good money online. There is network marketing (using the power of a multi level network of people you build to promote a product or your own) and internet marketing (Quickest way to make a sale by promoting an affiliate product or yours).

      I do both and the good reason is that my network marketin mlm Makes me long term residual passive income and internet marketing is quick money when I need it (can be long term passive as well.).

      MLM does take work consistency and persistance to create your team but inspiring them and coaching them is the best part! Building real relationships.

      Internet marketing is simple:

      It's simple - not easy - simple!

      A) Find a product that you know sells well
      B) write your own version of it as your product or choose to become an affiliate.
      C) Find a way and research how you can get in front of traffic that is interested in the product.
      D) Send them to your sales page or to your product review.

      There are plenty of grey area
      Of course but if you simplify something complicated it seems less daunting


      Now to find out how well a product sells Check the Clickbank stats.

      Want to create your own product?

      You have been doin it for 5 years, should be simple.

      How do you get in front of targeted traffic?

      Plenty of ways including forums, posting (guest posting) on blogs in the niche. Your own blog using a bit of SEO. Submit videos to YouTube and embedding to your post. Doing solo ads and paid ads to scale fast is the best way well.

      Now be an action taker and dont be afraid to mess stuff up! Thats what entrepreneurship is all about

      Never believe that there is a secret sauce or a magic potion or selling spleen! It is consistency, getting your hands dirty and enjoying every struggle and victories that comes!

      PS. Listen to Pat Flynn from smart passive income, he has great advices on how to create niche sites from scratch and he is very transparent on how he makes his money.

      Here is one blog post about the recent site he is monetizing

      Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Let’s Do This! Expectations and How to Participate


      Hope this saves you from the human organ buying niche

      Joe
      Signature
      Need a Coach to generate leads and TRIPLE your online business income?
      Let me Inspire and Empower You!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9114290].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Instead of selling body parts outright, how about putting some out for short term rentals?

        [Please note the ]
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9114542].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post

      Maybe there's some way to mortgage your organs or cash in a promissory note with a promise to live dangerously?
      I'll look into this option haha LIVE DANGEROUSLY INDEED!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116247].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Create a website. Create a Product. Send traffic to product. Make Money.

    Focus on creating a product - it's the best way to go when it comes to creating a business online.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115132].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I don't know the specific type of writing you are selling but I hope you are charging a high amount. The thread title you created would get a 98% email open rate. Best one I have read here in months.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115367].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Williams
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      I don't know the specific type of writing you are selling but I hope you are charging a high amount. The thread title you created would get a 98% email open rate. Best one I have read here in months.
      Hi I dont mean to ruin the fun here.

      I like the headline too but it wouldnt work in an email.

      Too long for one people couldnt even read the complete headline
      in one go.

      The word "sell" in the subject line would also trigger the
      anti spam alert for your email
      so it may not end up in the inbox anyways.

      But...

      Its still a nice headline for a forum
      Signature
      Blog Of An Internet Marketer

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115464].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TonyG23
    I would recommend checking out freelancing sites. Seems like you enjoy writing and should be getting paid for what you like to do
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115370].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I too love your thread title and appreciate your humour.

      IMHO, The quickest way to make money is by either providing services - preferably something that everyone else is NOT doing - or by brokering services - you are a writer but instead of doing all the writing yourself, you get the clients, set the fees, and then you outsource the writing - there is a WSO about something like that - I'm sure some other warriors know which one I mean.

      brokering services is a great way to make the money while doing significantly less work

      good luck with whatever you decide to do
      Signature
      I love life!
      ---------------
      Free Web Tools
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115453].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wingedjustice
    Honestly don't sell your Spleen. It takes a lot of balls to do that and it'll cost and arm and a leg to get it back. Ok, you can through the tomatoes for corny jokes now.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115482].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    Easy money = Write ebooks, sell them on ebay / amazon book store..

    Else Email marketing is after my opinion the easiest.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115494].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
    Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

    I am an IM newborn, and I know this is what I want to do. I worked for a company for 5 years, writing eBooks and whatchamallits. But I decided to go solo and go for the "Internet Marketing dream." I put my hands into my savings and it's starting to dwindle down (buying stuff online to learn the ropes) and well, living expenses.

    I know you've heard this kind of story before, but we all know you have to invest time, money and lots of body fluids to achieve a semblance of success in Internet Marketing. I am there, I am willing, and I am all "go for it!"

    I still write on the side to supplement my income while creating a website, reading what I can about being an affiliate, JVZooing, and lots of other relevant stuff.

    Does anyone here have a nugget of inspiration to share my way?

    Do you think it's a good idea to sell my spleen just so I can financially support my IM endeavor?
    There are many people like you. does all wants to trade their body organs?
    NO,
    simply stop what are you thinking and start selling your brain.
    Thanks
    Signature
    No signature right now
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115948].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author IMNancy
    Wow! Selling your spleen is a bit drastic. I think if IM is your passion, go for it! I'm brand spanking new to the Warrior Forum but my guess is there are plenty of people here that would love to help you out.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115956].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
      Originally Posted by IMNancy View Post

      Wow! Selling your spleen is a bit drastic. I think if IM is your passion, go for it! I'm brand spanking new to the Warrior Forum but my guess is there are plenty of people here that would love to help you out.

      I think she was joking Nancy. At least I hope she was joking. :confused:
      WAS she joking?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9115980].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author IanGreenwood
    You can't sell your spleen - no one wants it! Much better to sell your kidney or donate some bone marrow - something that there's a niche market for. :-)
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116066].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    But my brain has too much value, so I'll just have it for rent if there are any takers
    If you would sell it out right...I could sure use a spare. (;
    Signature
    Affiliate Video Pack Includes Everything You Need To Create Multiple Income Streams! [Only $1]
    Get Yours Right Now! >>>
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116077].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Absolutely NOT.
    Don't even consider it unless you are financially stable, you will put yourself under an enormous amount of pressure, which will stress you out and prevent you concentrating on what you are doing.

    BTW, you wouldn't get much for a spleen, humans can do without them so they prolly don't need a secondhand one
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116097].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Tim3 View Post

      Absolutely NOT.
      Don't even consider it unless you are financially stable, you will put yourself under an enormous amount of pressure, which will stress you out and prevent you concentrating on what you are doing.

      BTW, you wouldn't get much for a spleen, humans can do without them so they prolly don't need a secondhand one

      Interestingly enough, I don't even know where my spleen is Hmm, short google trip.....

      Okay there it is... I considered selling my appendix at the onset, but the chances would have been slimmmmmmer!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116255].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author gloria123
        Who do you think is going to buy your appendix? Not even with solo ads...:-)
        Stick to Google and YouTube for research... And forget about your body parts.
        You might need them when you are successful.
        Good humor.. good to laugh
        Gloria
        Signature
        G. Lewis.
        "Successful People Do What Average People Don't do"

        bestcoachingsystem.com

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116562].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    Instead of selling off your perfectly healthy body parts to finance an endeavor that may not even succeed, here's an idea:

    Get a job, or a second job if you already have a first, and save up some money to start your business. Success requires hard work. Selling a body part is not going to get you there. Sorry.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116238].message }}
    • Originally Posted by nicheblogger75 View Post

      Instead of selling off your perfectly healthy body parts to finance an endeavor that may not even succeed, here's an idea:

      Get a job, or a second job if you already have a first, and save up some money to start your business. Success requires hard work. Selling a body part is not going to get you there. Sorry.
      I so agree. This IM thing turned out to be a real business that you have to treat like a business. You have to invest a lot of time and money to make it work. Success in anything is never easy.

      I offered my soul to the (you know who) but he said I already offered my spleen to the market, so he won't take me because I am no longer "Whole-y".
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116260].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I remember when Lucy and Ethel got in trouble and Lucy wanted to sell her spleen to raise some money. They only wanted to give her like, eight bucks or something. That's was the episode where Ricky's famous saying, "Spleen it to me Lucy" came from.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116258].message }}
    • Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I remember when Lucy and Ethel got in trouble and Lucy wanted to sell her spleen to raise some money. They only wanted to give her like, eight bucks or something. That's was the episode where Ricky's famous saying, "Spleen it to me Lucy" came from.

      Ah! great piece of info...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116263].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author foxtrot3
    I've been fooling around with IM for 5 or 6 years, doing a little of this then a little of that and the most I've made in a month is fifty bucks. So the obvious answer to me is to find something that interests you (CPA, Amazon, whatever) and stick with it until you either see some results or you go nuts. Work at one game plan steadily for at least 6 weeks. Find a mentor if you can.

    I'm currently in the 2nd week of a coaching program called the Quick Start Challenge. So far it's been fun and educational. Too soon to tell if it will produce the desired results, but time will tell.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116302].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Anton
    You need to S C A LE this idea. Don't just sell your Spleen. There are other non vital organs you can sell as well:
    You have extra parts: Organs you can live without | You've Got Some Science On You

    Seriously though...if this requires any serious thought it's very sad and disturbing. It's one thing to do this or die because you are forced into it, but you should re-evaulate your life. If I had to sell a body organ to make ends meet I would shave my moustache, grow out my beard and live a few miles west in PA with the amish, shunning the almighty dollar.
    Signature
    BacklinksIndexer - automated index/bulk links
    TwitterBacklinks - retweets service
    Web2.0Backlinks - web2.0 creation/link building
    Google+ Matthew Anton
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116572].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author TJoseph
      Haha people have exhausted all the organ jokes I could think of using so I'll just go straight to the point and add a few things that may assist you :
      • I'm going to be a bit Zen here but trust me when I say that the only person you can invest in is YOURSELF. This doesn't apply to the IM techniques that you'll learn alone, you'll need to make sure that YOU as a being is complete and ready to handle the challenges that you'll face in your journey. I'd invite you to try meditation, exercise and affirmations DAILY to keep yourself focused,revitalized and grounded.
      • Find a problem that people are facing and be the source for the solution. You can do a bit of research in forums such as these and figure out what techniques people want to learn, research on them and get back by offering guidance to their problem. This will work to building yourself as an authority while building your list with an interested following.
      • Use your unique gift and personality. Come from a place of service but don't forget to inject yourself in the products or services that you'll be giving. Just as there will never be another 'Ray Higdon' or 'Pat Flynn' there will never be another you.This will not only make the business side of this whole IM thing more durable during the tough times but you'll be able to attract your ideal customers who resonate with you and your message.

      I wish you all the success.
      Signature
      Want To Know How People Make A Full Time Living Off The Easiest Money Making Site In The World?
      Check out my new WSO
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119884].message }}
      • Originally Posted by TJoseph View Post

        Haha people have exhausted all the organ jokes I could think of using so I'll just go straight to the point and add a few things that may assist you :
        • I'm going to be a bit Zen here but trust me when I say that the only person you can invest in is YOURSELF. This doesn't apply to the IM techniques that you'll learn alone, you'll need to make sure that YOU as a being is complete and ready to handle the challenges that you'll face in your journey. I'd invite you to try meditation, exercise and affirmations DAILY to keep yourself focused,revitalized and grounded.
        • Find a problem that people are facing and be the source for the solution. You can do a bit of research in forums such as these and figure out what techniques people want to learn, research on them and get back by offering guidance to their problem. This will work to building yourself as an authority while building your list with an interested following.
        • Use your unique gift and personality. Come from a place of service but don't forget to inject yourself in the products or services that you'll be giving. Just as there will never be another 'Ray Higdon' or 'Pat Flynn' there will never be another you.This will not only make the business side of this whole IM thing more durable during the tough times but you'll be able to attract your ideal customers who resonate with you and your message.

        I wish you all the success.

        Thank you, makes absolute sense!
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9132015].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
      Does your spleen come with resell rights?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138475].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author alexjordon27
    Hello there,

    I am new here in this forum. I am here to gain and share marketing tact. I hope it will be fun over here in this forum.

    Thanks & Regards
    Alex
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116576].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    So, you can write. That is good.

    Now, head over to the WSO section and do a little reading.
    Keep a pen and a piece of paper handy.

    Take a look at the WSOs that are being sold. Find the ones that seem to do well.

    Hint: they have a lot of comments, are from maybe a few weeks or a few months ago.
    Seem to be making a profit or they would not be bumped continuously.

    Now, make notes on what those are about.

    You will notice some patterns.

    And you will will find some where the main ability of the WSO publisher was just writing. Well, maybe some research too.

    So, basically do some research on what is selling and then create something similar and.... sell it. As a WSO.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116660].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      [DELETED]
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116666].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author flyingdutch
    I don't know what a spleen is. But flipping through the replies it seems to be some optional part in your body that HE's put in there just in case.

    Some things I learned about marketing : Options are maybe more profitable , but people are more interested in the basic things first.

    2nd lesson I learned: Look for what's in demand and what sells. Skimming over the internet, breasts seem to be in high demand. So that would be a good article to start with. You could even decide to sell them one at the time or just by the pair.

    Next on the 'what-do-women-want' list, seems to be: a nice bum. Especially in Bresil. So you could try an ad in Spanish, and offer these parts. Depending on what you have for sale, you could decide to offer it per volume unit or per pound. Whatever makes more profit.

    Last option on the "what-woman-want" list, seems to : A man. Don't you have an old one laying around? Or a double unit that you got from a girlfriend? Depending on the options of the model, you could try to sell it on Ebay or Craigslist.

    Having said that, if the only skill , of the 25 that you need for IM, is writing , that's a good start, because it is one of the most important ones. I hope that you master reading as well.

    In that case you're all set to become a successful writer on Amazon.

    I just invented myself a writer career, and in the first month I blew away all the competition (in my sub-sub-sub-sub-sub niche ) . I made so much money that I could pay my new girlfrind, our first MCdonalds together.

    Keep writing
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9116848].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author imterrywagner
    This is the kind of title that sells ebooks. If you really write this way, then I am hiring you for one of my ebook projects.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117257].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Malteaser
    I think selling your spleen is a great idea!!! Let me know how much it goes for so I can sell mine too

    Well, firstly, you need to find an offer to promote which you are passionate about. In addition you are going to need a great mentor who will guide you every step of the way in this business (even after you have bought the product/ program through him), specialize in one or two traffic generation methods to drive laser targeted traffic, build a relationship by sending value driven e-mails to your subscribers and make yourself reachable to them and finally ''pitch'' your product; best after the 6th or 7th e-mail so that they would have earned your trust.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117376].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Cyberkntsean
    You can write an epic novel... "The Adventures Of The Traveling Spleen"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117562].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    I have to confess, when I saw that title, I was instantly intrigued,) from a strictly business point of view, a long term lease or rental would be much better.

    <end humourus anecdote/>

    Writing can be very rewarding, however there are a lot of writers out there that have a hard time breaking into the market, you could certainly make a living selling your work,)

    One of the best methods of becoming successful is doing what you love to do, I have found that when you find the right fit for you what ever that may be, it will not feel like work at all.

    When you are passionate about what you're doing and how you're doing it, life has a way of rewarding that effort.

    Interactive media might be a good fit.
    Signature
    Software Development | Applications | OSX | iOS | Android | Cloud Software Engineering |
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117641].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author best cashfly
    see the vedio how earn money easy 3000$ per month
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOJSjvuCygM
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117654].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rr1958
    Sell Your Spleen! Stick around here and read, read, read. Some of the best IM educators in the world are on this site. Become an active member and participate by asking questions.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117675].message }}
  • Just like what I did when I asked the spleen question?

    You are so right. I made the right decision sticking myself into this population of like-minded people. I have learned so much in the past few days!

    It's like having coffee with thousands of people, discussing relevant issues that make you forget just how expensive that cup of coffee was....
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117850].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author serprider
    As someone who has been doing IM and doing well for the last 5 years, I would not suggest selling your spleen, maybe just a car or two...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9117855].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

    Do you think it's a good idea to sell my spleen just so I can financially support my IM endeavor?
    Man! Now here is a peron who passionate about IM. LOL

    Go get em' tiger....WOW!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9118637].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
    i am selling my brain for you spleen.
    In internet marketing world many are not successful. Some are simply do not take enough action to chase their goal and some are not getting good mentor.
    as you mentioned you self as an writer, you can do article marketing( including guest blogging) and info product development.
    Once can figure out it , you can easily build email list or directly direct your visitor to sell affiliate product .
    Signature
    No signature right now
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9118722].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ed Jackson
    Hi Andea,

    I have something that might interest you. I bought a membership that has potential that I haven't had time to develop as yet.

    If you want to partner up on something I dont mind funding the business and helping you by coaching. I have been involved in IM for over 10 years and also have offline businesses.

    It will be relatively easy to get going once the plan is put into action.

    If you wanna take a look Let me know,
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119672].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Ed Jackson View Post

      Hi Andea,

      I have something that might interest you. I bought a membership that has potential that I haven't had time to develop as yet.

      If you want to partner up on something I dont mind funding the business and helping you by coaching. I have been involved in IM for over 10 years and also have offline businesses.

      It will be relatively easy to get going once the plan is put into action.

      If you wanna take a look Let me know,
      I'm curious!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9122294].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mogaz
    okay .. so .. did you sell your spleen.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119684].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    You should plan carefully and learn from the experienced folks who can guide you to succeed.
    Nothing will come cheaply, you need to invest before get the returns.
    Signature

    Affiliate templates are not allowed.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119686].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Landisama
    Since you have a 5 years experience writing ebooks, why don't you make a business out of what you already know? Maybe writing and selling ebooks or writing about ebooks etc...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119704].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Skribblez
    According to your sig, you already write content and eBook for others. Why not yourself?

    Ever consider having your own CB product? If you can find a niche you're passionate about, why not. Only costs you have to worry about is hosting, $49.95 clickbank activation charge, and sales page design (you could probably find a decent free sales page/letter design with a bit of searching around).

    You don't really have to spend on marketing. You can post about your new CB product on DigitalPoint's "Clickbank" sub-forum. And you should be able to find a bunch of potential affiliates for your product with a bit of searching, eg. blogs in your niche.
    Signature
    STYLE BAKERY | Style Baked Fresh Daily
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119930].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author davidsutton
    You will not be able to sell your spleen. It has no value to anyone else.
    You could sell a kidney. Your kidney has value to someone with end stage kidney failure.
    I would not advise it though. You would only be left with one kidney and there risks from the operation.
    Better to concentrate on writing and internet marketing.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119952].message }}
  • I'll through my 2 cents in, NO I WOULD NOT SELL A SPLEEN I would rather be homeless first. That is just me. That being said there must be 1000 other ways to pull this off, I would start working your way on all the other options. Good luck and I hope the spleen says.
    Signature
    soon people... Relax...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9119955].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sjamdceo
    When people ask me for advice I always conclude with "My advice is worth exactly what you paid for it." And that might be said for all of the different opinions you have received. So, I will give you my 2 cents worth.
    First, do not go into debt if you can help it? (BTW, I am a retired MD and not only can't you sell spleens, no one will buy one because you can live perfectly without one!)
    Second, despite the free advice I believe from personal experience that your business will grow faster if you have a mentor and coach. If you look for one make sure you check them out thoroughly to make sure they will provide the value you need. Best of luck to you and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9120565].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cjsewell
    Andrea, you don't need to sell your spleen to make this work for you.

    You do need to focus so you stop buying so many other products. One minute there's an Amazon product launch, then eBay secrets launch, then making money with blogging, then CPA cash secrets, then some SEO mastery course.

    You need to decide which "shinny" object to focus on for the next 6-months.

    It you want to blog because you love writing, only focus on the blogging courses. Tune out the other stuff. Unsubscribe from all emails that don't take about blogging.

    You need to pick a focus and tune out the other noise.

    Uncle C. J.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9120820].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    With a little more study on Copywriting techniques you will be able to sell almost anything, online or off-line !

    "Should I sell my spleen to support my IM venture ?" was a great eye-catching headline !

    Learn a little more on copywriting and then learn how to get traffic, build your list, and you will be golden !
    Signature
    Free 40-page eBook "How To Earn With CPA Offers"
    + 14 Free Traffic Training Videos -
    Click here now. (no opt-in required)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9120827].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dougb
    Focus on your writing skills, how about writing and starting a PLR site for articles or reports. PLR from a good writer sells well.
    Just a thought.
    Signature

    Learn IM for Free. Gain access to Information,Audio and Video Tutorials, Downloads and More
    The Newbie Marketing Center
    Follow my trek as I log the ups and downs of my marketing business.
    My Marketing Trek

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9120839].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author LukeYosh
    Great headline! Made me click haha

    Who/where do you write for? Looking at your Fiverr page in your signature, you should also make a gig for straight-up article writing (rather than a page of an ebook). Fiverr is great about highlighting new gigs so you won't get thrown at the bottom every time!

    Have a nice day,
    -Luke
    Signature
    VideoHelp.org
    Video Creation Courses and Product Reviews
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9121049].message }}
    • Originally Posted by LukeYosh View Post

      Great headline! Made me click haha

      Who/where do you write for? Looking at your Fiverr page in your signature, you should also make a gig for straight-up article writing (rather than a page of an ebook). Fiverr is great about highlighting new gigs so you won't get thrown at the bottom every time!

      Have a nice day,
      -Luke
      Hi,

      I do have a gig for article writing... Lemme update my sig and thank you for bringing it to my attention.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9122266].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Dont sell your spleen. Sell your brain instead.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9121181].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Hell yeah, add a kidney while your at it. Be much more profitable.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9121182].message }}
  • WSO Title: From selling my spleen to IM success, how to gain instant success without selling the spleen.

    Buy now only $7
    Signature
    soon people... Relax...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9122221].message }}
    • Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      WSO Title: From selling my spleen to IM success, how to gain instant success without selling the spleen.

      Buy now only $7
      Should I copyright my title? LOL
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9122265].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author TelZilla
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      WSO Title: From selling my spleen to IM success, how to gain instant success without selling the spleen.

      Buy now only $7
      Hmmm....

      Ok then, how about...

      I Was On The Verge Of Selling My Spleen When I Discovered The Secret To Raking In $$$Thousands$$$ Daily On Autopilot!!!

      Weird Tweak Took Me From Selling My Spleen To Making $3,500+ In 7 Days!

      $3,500+ In Autopilot Income: How I Went From Selling My Spleen To Raking In Thousands In Less Than 7 Days!

      Over 500 Sold! Only $7!!! How I Stopped Selling My Spleen And Made $3,500+ In 7 Days!
      Signature
      Don't get so wrapped up in making money that you forget the important things in life.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138621].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author imterrywagner
        Originally Posted by TelZilla View Post

        Hmmm....

        Ok then, how about...

        I Was On The Verge Of Selling My Spleen When I Discovered The Secret To Raking In $$$$$ Daily On Autopilot!!!

        Weird Tweak Took Me From Selling My Spleen To Making $3,500+ In 7 Days!

        $3,500+ In Autopilot Income: How I Went From Selling My Spleen To Raking In Thousands In Less Than 7 Days!

        Over 500 Sold! Only $7!!! How I Stopped Selling My Spleen And Made $3,500+ In 7 Days!


        I should have you arrested.....


        You stole my ideas LOL

        Good ones, buddy! Go for it and let Andrea write them for you, she's just finished one eBook for me and I'm very happy.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9140093].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author imterrywagner
    Actually it is the sense of humor that created the hype here and some are taking it seriously. I think you have a lot of skills to offer here for everybody Andrea and I think the skills that you have right now, is what these modern internet marketing is needing today. What you need is a business partner who will not only buy your spleen but will purchase your skills as a bundle.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9122288].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author alexjordon27
    Thank you very much to all for your precious suggestions.

    Thanks & Regards
    Alex
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9136419].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bostjan33
    Banned
    Sell your spleen? You're joking, right?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9136594].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
    Banned
    Hahaha, this is the first time I ever heard something like this. Well to be honest, I wouldn't to sell my spleen to pay for my IM ventures. When I first started out, I used Fiverr to sell my services and that's when I made my first $100. I then moved to selling eBooks and I managed to make more than $500.

    So no, I wouldn't sell my spleen. If I was you, I'd start small and scale up. It's the best way to see results. Become an affiliate, sell on Fiverr, start a niche website etc.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9137546].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    You could well do with a bit a local help. There are a number of well known IMer's in Singapore.
    Signature

    Do not get between a wombat and a chocolate biscuit; you will regret it dearly!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9137620].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    You should work a regular job for a few years to save money to support im ventures.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138048].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Congrats for asking for suggestions ..

    Hang in there it sounds to me like you have the right attitude ! Always stay possessive and good things will come to you..

    It takes a lot work but the one thing that I found that keeps me going is having money come in from many different IM angles .

    Do not waist your time with SEO if your in a hurry and start to learn copywriting and master 1 traffic source and you will be okay..

    Best of luck...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138205].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lukeblower
    Don't sell your spleen, you only have one of those. How about an arm or a leg? You've got two of those!:-) honestly though it's a balancing act, you need to invest time and money. But you can't damage your offline doing it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138240].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kieran9Fowler
    Matthew Anton, he's keeping it real, listen to Matthew
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138290].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TelZilla
    Probably the best title I've read in awhile. Well done.
    Signature
    Don't get so wrapped up in making money that you forget the important things in life.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9138605].message }}

Trending Topics