My wife and I need help please

by najo10
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Please help

My wife and I have been self employed since our early twenties. We have two daughters, 10 and 12. I have a father who is living with untreatable cancer and a recent quadruple bypass.

We work our assess off daily in our retail store. We struggle to sell products from our store online. We know how to work hard and smart when we remember too.

Recently our market has been flooded by competitors. We are finding despite our best efforts, we have to work even harder to maintain and we are losing ground. My daughters rarely get to spend time with us, my father is still having to work to keep his insurance even though his health is bad.

I need to do something about this. I've been reading and watch everything I can about making money online. There is a lot of options, overwhelmingly so. Things are getting hard to make ends meet, and before it gets worse I'd like to get something solid in place as a safety net. My family is suffering and we need a change.

Please, can someone direct me on how to do this properly to create recurring passive income. I'm willing to do all the work and pay for everything. Just get me to a comfortable place with it and I'll share a royalty with you from what you help me earn. We can negotiate that out. I need to do this fast though, though we have income from our business, trends are unstable there and I do not feel comfortable relying on that income any longer.

Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Shadoware
    You'll be glad to know you're already ahead of most here, marketing is only a part of an online (or offline) business. The best way here seems to be to try to use what you learn here to further your current business, as you already have something there to build on and work with. This seems like a better option than a wide net and trying lots of different, unrelated things.

    This won't be easy, and certainly won't be fast. My second piece of advice would be to restrain yourself here, there are lots of people selling useful things to the market. But a lot of them might not be useful to you personally.

    That said, perhaps you can use affiliate marketing to further the options in your online retail store?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    you might want to read around the eccomerce section of this forum.eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping

    hopefully some of the information in there can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by najo10 View Post

    Please help

    My wife and I have been self employed since our early twenties. We have two daughters, 10 and 12. I have a father who is living with untreatable cancer and a recent quadruple bypass.

    We work our assess off daily in our retail store. We struggle to sell products from our store online. We know how to work hard and smart when we remember too.

    Recently our market has been flooded by competitors. We are finding despite our best efforts, we have to work even harder to maintain and we are losing ground. My daughters rarely get to spend time with us, my father is still having to work to keep his insurance even though his health is bad.

    I need to do something about this. I've been reading and watch everything I can about making money online. There is a lot of options, overwhelmingly so. Things are getting hard to make ends meet, and before it gets worse I'd like to get something solid in place as a safety net. My family is suffering and we need a change.

    Please, can someone direct me on how to do this properly to create recurring passive income. I'm willing to do all the work and pay for everything. Just get me to a comfortable place with it and I'll share a royalty with you from what you help me earn. We can negotiate that out. I need to do this fast though, though we have income from our business, trends are unstable there and I do not feel comfortable relying on that income any longer.

    Thank you
    I'd be more than happy to mentor and coach you to whatever level of
    success you want and you don't have to pay me a dime.

    There are conditions, of course. PM me to discuss if open to learning more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Global Content Services
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      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      I'd be more than happy to mentor and coach you to whatever level of
      success you want and you don't have to pay me a dime.

      There are conditions, of course. PM me to discuss if open to learning more.
      To the OP, do take advantage of this. The guy offered you some people would pay thousands of dollars for.

      Tsnyder's an angel! This is a nice way to give back to the community Kudos to your generous act.

      Back to the OP: If you need content written for your online business, just PM me. Just like what Tsnyder offered you, you don't need to pay me anything. I'd be more than glad to help you out.

      Wishing you all the luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
        It is possible that you need to market the products you sell via online better. If you do not understand how to market online, then that could be one of the things you need to learn. Marketing online doesn't always mean spending a lot of money.

        Would your products lend themselves to selling through Amazon? Can you navigate the intricacies of eBay selling and come out on top? How about offering a specific line of products as fundraisers for schools and other groups, specifically geared to items that sell easily? Every bag or box of items sold could contain a flyer on the rest of your business with your brick and mortar address and url for your website. Do your in-store customers know you also have a website? Promote it.

        My last thoughts, at the moment, are maybe you need to diversify your retail offerings somewhat to be a bit different and more convenient than your competitors. Give your customers a reason to come to your place of business instead of the competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author imbikinigirl
    Sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having in your business. Kudos to you for seeking a better way. There are a million ways to earn a living passively but my advice to you would be to do a self inventory on what you enjoy doing and are good at, then look for a way to do that online. It could be an online store, as an affiliate marketer, as an info marketer. And then give yourself time to make that happen. Don't go jumping from project to project, by concentrate really hard on one good thing.
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    I can also design some Facebook covers or Twitter headers for no pay.

    Message me if you need them.

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  • You know what, I really want to help you.

    I don't know much about you. I really need more information about your interested and things. That will make you success.

    I think you can try finding a coach for marketing. Search for a free marketing coach or something like that.

    If you want passive income, work hard at least for a year.

    Money does not come easily.

    I am in the same position as well.

    You can try finding some expert in tosby.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert X
    If you have a website you may consider doing some ppc (pay per click) ads. I say this because it can be fast money but, it needs to be done properly. Maybe someone here can give you some free coaching regarding that. Just be careful with any money you may decide to spend. Some people don't care about your position and will take your money and you will get nothing.

    If you do decide to buy a "product" here. GO to the review section to see if there's anyone talking about it. I go there before I buy anything

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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    You may need to work for at least a year to get some passive income without investment.

    But if you want have some money to invest on ads, then you can make money faster.

    You can talk to me via Skype and I can help you. I need to know you and what you can do before I can make some suggestions. PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ohman1988
    Hey there! You need to keep your head up OP. Good things happen to good people, focus on that. You seem very dedicated, and in the end that means everything. You'll get up and going soon, and when you do finally get that cash online, you'll be so happy! You love your family, keep focusing on them and bettering yourselves. Don't think about the bad, just enjoy the good that we have now
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  • Profile picture of the author najo10
    First off, thank you very much to everyone who is reaching out both here and in PM. I greatly appreciate the good will and encouraging words. I hope to get through this crisis and return the good will some day soon.

    As for working with people here, what is the best way to confirm who I should accept help from and who I should be careful of? Also, I don't mind sharing details about our business and what tools/resources we have access too but not out here in a public posting. I'm open to advice on the easiest way to communicate and collaborate with others here as I don't have a lot of experience doing that yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
    Only share details of your business in private, with the person you chose to help you. Tsnyder has given you a very generous offer and is well thought of here,so speak with him before chasing off in many directions. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author najo10
    I messaged him as well as some others. Waiting to hear back right now. Thank you again everyone who is offering to help and I appreciate everyone's encouragement.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    It is simpler then you think !
    All it comes down to whether its online or offline ..
    You must have something that your market wants and a reason why they should buy it from you over everyone else.

    Start giving out more value .

    Coupons and discounts the more they spend the more they save ..Everyone wants to save money and that is just an example off my the top of my head. I am sure you and your wife can put your heads together and come up with something answering those two questions above...

    I hope this helps to get you thinking..
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    It depends what kind of business you want to get into and how fast you want to get establish in your niche or new niche. There is competition in almost every niche so its better to work with your competitors rather than setting up a business against them.
    I simply means to let them do the hard work if you are ready to invest a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Mayers
    Hey

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. . . However i feel that i can really help you out! If you have never heard of Wealthy Affiliate - Online Business Starts Here, i highly suggest that you check it out. It is the most up to date training that you can come across that will show you how to generate a full-time online income from scratch. You can have a website up and running in a few hours. This has really helped me and im sure it will help you too.

    Hope this helps you out!

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