Simple Cash Ideas For Newbies - Stuff That You Can Learn Easily And Make Money.

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Hey Folks,

Someone asked me that today, in another thread, but I thought it deserved a thread of its own... His questions are in Black and my answers in Blue... maybe some of you can contribute ideas as well... No this isnt some kind of pre launch for those of you wondering. Its honest advice. I hope it helps someone, anyone reading who is experienced, feel free to elaborate on these ideas.

John,

Im currently unemployed in this bad economy and im trying desperately to make money to support my family. Will the export method work if you are living overseas? That is to say - would i be able to contact the same U.S companies and basically do the same thing as you without actually living in the U.S? Currently i live in Dubai but i can stay awake during U.S work hours if necessary.

Yes, there are at least two people on the WF (That I know of anyway, Im sure theres more) who live outside of the U.S. who have struck deals with US distributors this year and then sold the loads overseas to other countries... sort of a triangle kind of thing, operating in three different countries simultaneously. One of those guys has made 10's of thousands, and the other has made thousands this year.

Exports however isnt the "quickest" way to make money, although its a way to make ALOT, and you can stuff the pipeline as hard as you want to and take it as far as you want to go. The only thing it requires is common sense a ton of tenacity, a kitchen table, and 30-40 minutes per day.


As with anything you have to bring your own personal "Will". But it isnt rocket science and I believe just about anyone could do it... Not something you generally do overnight though. I have personally made a truckload of money doing it... and once I made a deal within 24 hours and got a $7500 commission, but... Thats a rare deal, most take weeks or months. The key is to stuff the pipeline and get two deals per month going over the course of time, developing repeat customers... Exports makes many millionaires.

And one final thing... i was wondering if you could possibly advise me on what you feel is the best money maker for someone like me out of all your ideas so that i can make a living in this world, im lost and desperate to find a light in this dark tunnel.



God, the universe...whatever you call your higher power... the creator, "source"... has given us ALL the ability to
make a living in this world... We are equipped to conquer adverse circumstand and over come.

That being said, here are some ideas:


I think that if you speak good English, and have a good work Ethic, the easiest way to make Guaranteed money, without alot of fuss is "appointment setting", or offering a "service".

Outside of appointment setting though, here is another simple service you could offer and make a good living:

You are surrounded right now by off-liners... People who have customers and are making sales and they are looking for out sourcers...

Lets say you know word press... and lets say you can create, according to your economics, a 5 page website for $99. and it only takes you 2 hours...

Lets say you DONT know word press and it takes you a week to learn it from one of these great cheap 10.00 courses around here... you can do that too...

Now:

You could place an ad in your sig and people with clients who need websites would buy that service from you, because they could easily make a profit by subcontracting work to you. They want to make as much profit as they can... all you have to do is.

A: Get one Offliner Client
B: Do a Good Job and get a testimonial.

Soon you would have 4-5 regular clients each doing a couple sites per week and you would be making a decent living.

How many sales would it take to give you a good month? How much would you have to charge?

On another hand... there are people who need appointments... Maybe according to your economics, you could create quality appointments cheaper than anyone else...

If you only have ONE customer... you could make a few hundred dollars per week BUT, if you do a good job and he writes you a testimonial... You will have people banging your door down! Very literally, and you can charge higher prices.

So how do you get into appointment setting?

A: Get ONE CUSTOMER
B: Do a Good Job.

See? Thats not rocket science, one could easily make a grand a week at the very minimum virtually overnight if they do those two things.

Simple.

I say these are good ideas because they are SIMPLE.

Another thing one could do would be to start a mailing list.

Here are the basics:

A: Get Aweber
B: Get a Hosting account with someone like hostgator.
C: Create a Web page with something very valuable on it as a free gift.
D: Require people to opt in with their email address to recieve the free gift, or make opting in optional...
E: Have your aweber auto responder send them a thank you email with a link to another relevant product that you think they might be interested in, or would be useful to them given their nature of interest...one that cost maybe $10.00 and where you receive a $5.00 commission.

You can easily make a few hundred per week doing that, and maybe grow into much more. Those are the very basics but for 10.00 there are a ton of wso's around here that will teach you step by step.

Another idea,

A: Research keyword phrases in very small towns. To do that you need to (basically) open two windows...One with the google adwords free keyword research tool (you can google that), and the other with "godaddy . com".

B: Find long tail keywords such as "Texarkana Arkansas law firm".

C: In small towns people tend to over look the long tail keywords and they go for the broader ones alot of times, you can easily out rank them.

D: Even though lets say only 50 people search texarkana lawyers per month... Texarkana lawyers pay "findlaw . com" $1000 per month for top rankings.

E: Open go daddy.com in another window... Everytime you find an attractive keyword, see if the.com or net is available. Exact match only.

F: Almost none of attorneys using findlaw have exact match domains... so you can out rank findlaw on multiple good keywords in most small towns... Most also dont have a ton of backlinks, many only have a very few.

G: Once you find a town and a few good keywords with available exact match domains... Start calling every lawyer on findlaw, and say "I know you are paying a grand or month or more with findlaw, and they are bringing you some business, but, you are spending 1k per month on someone elses real estate and not your own... We could build you a site and rank number one for these keywords _____, ___________, _____________

H: Charge that person $1000 down and $400 per month lets say... Now find someone on the warriorforum to do minimal SEO for $200 per month.

Theres an idea.

Im doing the same thing for my own attorney shortly bercause he is paying findlaw instead of building up his own real estate value. No backlink is worth $1k per month...which is basically all they are for him, especially when you can easily rank for 5 other terms that would bring you just as much traffic on your own.

Soo in short...

Find a good market, and call some business owners and sell them a website... or SEO...

Thats maybe the best idea ever.

You could also, just cold call local business owners out of the yellow pages... and sell them basic sites for a few hundred dollars, maybe even cheaper depending on your economics.

Selling services works for almost anyone, you just have to find one you can provide.

Back to the idea of selling to people with directory listings that they are paying thousands per month for..."

There are many directories other than attorneys, and findlaw such as veterinary directories, real estate, chiropractors, dentists... Where they pay similar fees for similar services... many of them do not have their own websites and need to.

If you dont know where to outsource... Look no further than the warrior forum, there are several areas here that are designed especially for finding people who can do good work very cheaply. So in truth, you dont even have to know how to design websites as a member here, there are plenty of people who will do the work if you will do the sales and find the customers.

Those are four ways to make money.

Each can be modified and customized, for instance you can give away free webpages as loss leaders and free maintenance for thirty days... and then do recurring billing monthly and create a residual income.

If your offer isnt working for you you can recraft it anyway you want to...

Whether you are offering a service to US manufacturers with overstock, or whether you are offering a service to offliners, or small biz owners who are paying to much for too little... Selling services, even mowing lawns, raking leaves... is something ANYONE can do. services are always in demand, and here at the warrior forum, if you can sell and dont know how to fulfill or do the work, there are plenty of people who will want to partner up with you.


These are some basic ideas. Hope it helps.

-JD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Ben
    WOW! John, this is better advice for somebody looking to get started than some WSO's provide!

    You set the bar very high for value added posts on WF, I always love reading your stuff!!

    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Bucker
      Originally Posted by Warrior Ben View Post

      WOW! John, this is better advice for somebody looking to get started than some WSO's provide!

      You set the bar very high for value added posts on WF, I always love reading your stuff!!

      -Ben
      This is the stuff true leaders are made of. I am glad your reconize it Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author RokDot
    This is a perfect example of someone wanting to help others for free on this forum. I am thankful for people like you John.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      No sig to promote here, just wanted to add what I know. Not that I have tested any of it myself but it seems doable. In some of Don Alm's threads, he is talking about selling business cards in different ways.

      1 Create one with a great offer from a local restaurant on the back. You do not charge the restaurant anything all they have to do is give a great offer. Then you sell the cards to the type of service providers that do give out a lot of cards such as insurance agents and real estate agents. Because of the offer on the back, people tend to keep the cards and that is why Don is calling them "keeper cards".

      What I personally will add to this is that http://911printers.com sells 1,000 cards, cs2 paperstock, glossy, printed full color on both sides, for $26 (not sure if shipping is included). 48 hour turn-around time. If you do use them, please mentioned that Randy from Canyon Country, CA, is the reason they are getting the order and no, I do not get a kick-back, lol. He is just a nice guy that has helped me out.

      If you do not have the skills to design the card yourself, they will do it for you for $50. If you know how to, they have templates on their site that you can download for free.

      You can turn around and sell these cards for $95-200 for 1,000.

      2 Don also talks about photo business cards, how you can transform somebody's plain text only card to a more attractive card.

      I wish I had a sure-fire way to make "simple" money myself but I don't

      Unless I have tried something and it is "easy", I can not recommend it.

      Hope this helps, Eva
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  • Profile picture of the author munstersg01
    Thanks John this is really a useful post.

    Guess the problem is response effort what may seem easy to some may be difficult to start for others.

    The solution, do not always look for an easy way, face it; start something, the plan does not need to be perfect in order to get started.

    Fine tune along the way just do your best, make constructive changes along the way and track your progress.

    Besides knowledge and know how, skill acquisition and experience that you can pick up along the way is just as important.

    so get up and start moving
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    • Profile picture of the author swatfa
      Thanks for the valuable help and advise.
      You really are a market leader. You have definetly given me food for thought
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  • Profile picture of the author Qamar
    Here's a few more ways to make simple money:

    1) Article Writing

    Content is KING and I am sure that you have heard this bazillion of times! So If you are a decent writer, you can easily make money online by writing articles for marketers with websites.

    Many webmasters are too busy to create contents for their sites atlhough they know that in order to keep their websites up to date, they have to have latest contents for all their sites.

    So it is here your service comes into play! By writing articles on their behalf you can create a good income from this method.

    How Can I Get Started?

    Simply head over to sites like Elance.com, Odesk.com or Guru.com and post a profile on these freelancing sites. Make sure that you describe your interests and your levels of expertise and fill up anything else that are require of you.

    You can also search for freelance writing jobs on the same freelancing sites and apply for them.

    Search at Google for any writing job offers.

    Select a few websites that you like and ask its owners if they are looking for article writers.

    How Much Can I Earn From Article Writing?

    If you’re already an expert on the topic you’re writing about, you can often charge a premium price. Article writing jobs pay anywhere from $1 to $100, of course base on the length of the article and your writing expertise.

    If you are new to article writing,don't fret you can still make upwards of $.50 for each 100 words on an article. So if you can write an article of say 400 words, you can expect to earn $3 per article. Not bad for a newbie!

    2) Editing and Proofreading jobs:

    There are times in which articles or reports need to be edited and proofread before they’re ready to be published online.

    If you are a native speaker of whatever language a client needs a document proofread, or have good command over that language, then you can pick up editing and proofreading jobs.


    In order for you to obtain editing and proofreading jobs, here are some steps you can take:

    Get yourself registered in all the freelancing sites such as Elance.com, Guru.com, and Odesk.com

    Get yourself registered to websites which provide editing/proof reading services to their customers

    Check job postings daily and apply to ones that you are qualified for.

    Get hired and start earning

    How much can I make out of Editing/Proofreading jobs?

    Many people view this as a very crucial job and will pay for it. You can get paid per article or by the hour. If you go with the latter route, expect at least $5 an hour for it, upwards to about $20 an hour.

    3) Email And Phone handling:

    This is similar to a virtual assistant position, but doesn’t require making appointments or needing any extensive skills. To do email and phone handling, you would mostly do things such as cold calling, answering queries over phone and handling emails.

    Business owners generally tend to hire support staff to handle these tasks, as they’re often too busy to do them themselves.

    This is one of the simple ways to earn additional income along with your regular income.

    In order for you to obtain email and phone handling jobs, here are some steps you can take:

    Get yourself registered in all the freelancing sites like Elance.com, Guru.com, and Odesk.com

    Check job posts to see what people are looking for and apply for the jobs that demand your skills


    How much can I make out of Email/Phone handling jobs?

    You can expect anything from $3 to $10 per hour depending on your experience and if there are any skills you should know about beforehand (at times - very rarely - you might need to know about complex topics).


    Good luck!

    Qamar
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Here is a free tool you can use, to check the top competitors back links, when you find a good keyword.

      If you think you have a good keyword, then type that into the google search bar, and see who comes up on the top of the listings.

      Highlight and copy the top sites url (web address), and then go here:

      https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites.

      Paste or type the top google competitors web address in the field at the top that says "explore url".

      It will tell you how many back links that website has coming to it.

      If you have a fairly competitive keyword, and

      A: An exact match domain.
      B: The top competitor doesnt have too many baclinks... (Less than 100 is perfect...)

      Then there is a good chance you can out compete that site for the top spot for that search phrase with just an exact match domain and a few backlinks.

      There are many resources on the WF for buying backlinks packages.

      An exact match domain means that your domain name is an exact match to the keyword you are trying to rank for. They arent that hard to find.

      Go here to research keywords for free...and you will have a good start.

      To find out if your keyword phrase has an available exact match domain go here: Domain Names, Web Hosting and SSL Certificates - Go Daddy

      Thats a basic way to research keywords that I have found to be effective.

      If you have an exact match domain, and more quality backlinks than competitors, and an optimized web page, then you can potentially out compete others for that keyword easily.

      Go always for low competition keywords, with as high a search volume as possible.

      Now question... Do I have sites that rank...? Answer: YUP.

      Is this how I do my own keyword research? Answer: YUP.

      ....and I learned it right here on the Warrior forum, now you have too.
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  • Profile picture of the author swatfa
    Brilliant advise, thanks for that, its simple but sometimes the simple things are overlooked
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  • Profile picture of the author ConradDeas
    Great post John! You definitely have given us all something we can run with. Thanks for giving us several things we can implement TODAY. Like someone else said this is better than some paid products.
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    • Profile picture of the author tocktik
      Good. Great Info. Will check with all the points mentioned
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  • Profile picture of the author RKCastillo
    Thanks for reminding me that there are just so many ways to make money. It is a blessing to be able to work and earn money.
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  • Profile picture of the author qualityin
    Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

    Hey Folks,

    Someone asked me that today, in another thread, but I thought it deserved a thread of its own... His questions are in Black and my answers in Blue... maybe some of you can contribute ideas as well... No this isnt some kind of pre launch for those of you wondering. Its honest advice. I hope it helps someone, anyone reading who is experienced, feel free to elaborate on these ideas.

    John,

    Im currently unemployed in this bad economy and im trying desperately to make money to support my family. Will the export method work if you are living overseas? That is to say - would i be able to contact the same U.S companies and basically do the same thing as you without actually living in the U.S? Currently i live in Dubai but i can stay awake during U.S work hours if necessary.



    [/COLOR]These are some basic ideas. Hope it helps.

    -JD.
    Hay John,

    Here is my contribution for this guy and all the newbies who can contact local businesses and can offer web designing and development.to them.

    John, what I have realize after reading your different post about making money with offline marketing technique is that most of the newbies are worry about technical part of the services like web designing and development. What I can we for these newbies is that I can pick their hands to offer webdesign and development service. They only need to handle front end and the rest is with me.

    As you know, business owners ask for portfolio and the company they are associated with.(here most of the people lose the client and get frustrated then leave the effort)

    I will add them to my team and will provide everything to handle front end.

    I hope this help a little.


    John, I can't pm you. Could you let me know how can I speak to you.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by qualityin View Post

      Hay John,

      Here is my contribution for this guy and all the newbies who can contact local businesses and can offer web designing and development.to them.

      John, what I have realize after reading your different post about making money with offline marketing technique is that most of the newbies are worry about technical part of the services like web designing and development. What I can we for these newbies is that I can pick their hands to offer webdesign and development service. They only need to handle front end and the rest is with me.

      As you know, business owners ask for portfolio and the company they are associated with.(here most of the people lose the client and get frustrated then leave the effort)

      I will add them to my team and will provide everything to handle front end.

      I hope this help a little.


      John, I can't pm you. Could you let me know how can I speak to you.

      Thanks
      This is an excellent opportunity for newbies in that situation, you are right and thank you for offering this. There are ALOT of people on the WF who can help in this way and lend credibility to newby salesman, and offer to help (and make money) with fulfillment services.

      We are never in lack of anything but an IDEA.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    I am curious, and sorrry if I am way off track here, but to the person who was asking John for help, you said that you live in Dubai, now forgive me if I am wrong, but isn't there a huge foreign national population in Dubai? By that I mean american's, europeans, asians that are not from there but work there?

    the reason I ask this is because I assume you (the person asking john for help) are on this WarriorForum because you have some IM knowledge, and especially if you are specifically in this part of the forum on Offline Marketing, have you ever thought about all the companies that are in Dubai right now, that are desperately wanting to market to these foreign nationals, and how you with your skills can help them?

    Again forgive me but I do not know the situation in Dubai right now, but it seems like a potential opportunity to me
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  • Profile picture of the author maricelu
    Nice post John,

    I just changed my mind and now I'm ready to work as a freelancer. GREAT!
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  • Profile picture of the author NorthernCanadian
    Holy Information !!!

    Talk about easy to follow. That would - no scratch that - this WILL work easily in my neck of the woods. Local offline business (myself included) tend to just pay for a link on the local Chamber or something, but then we have to hope someone will scroll to our ad. With this I see simple yet very effective ways to get myself out there.

    Thanks so much for the information!!

    NC
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnSells
    Originally Posted by John Durham View Post



    A: Get one Offliner Client
    B: Do a Good Job and get a testimonial.

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    Thanks John! That is basically what I did to get started. If you are able to get a client who's a center of influence, then it becomes easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rocket Media
    Very valuable thread.

    Sound advice. You basically say to pick a market and provide a service to them. Impress a few people and get testimonials/referrals.
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    Looking in yellowpages, online directories, and other places people are SPENDING MONEY on is the best way to instantly find leads
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  • Profile picture of the author M Mark
    What a giving, generous contribution!
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    I like this. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author aimco
    well done john - helpful for th enewbies mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author TianaBanana
    John what basics should I start reading? What should I google or what books should I check out at the library if I want to get into what you're talking about in this thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinson
    Hey John. Am really impressed by your approach. it is a simple and yet great one. Keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      Just wanted to give this thread an ethical "bump" since it contains such valuable information from John. Searching directory listings for highly paid professionals that are paying way to much for their directory listings, is an excellent way of finding clients that can pay for your services, Eva
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    Great idea John, I am really impressed by your approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Jones
    Holy moly! Awesome post. Havent even finished reading yet, thought I would comment straight away.
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  • Profile picture of the author hanneest88
    Wonderful Idea John... hopefully I newby. but I want know many thinks else...
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  • Profile picture of the author jenifferthomus
    John you are a great person, sharing your valuable knowledge with the world is not easy only great man can do that. Forums are really good means to help people in need.

    Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author gecko1
    Thanks John,
    Because of you and your TM forum, I have started cold calling. Taking small steps but actually doing it now. FYI, people are not really rude, just be friendly to them and try to help them.
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  • Profile picture of the author caloyski
    very informative!
    Multiple ways to survive.
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author sandalwood
    OK, this one will take a little leg work. How do I know? I'm doing the leg work.

    I own an insurance agency and our clients have birthdays. We send them birthday cards with not only a HB wish but a discount from a local restaurant. We aren't the only agency doing this but in a town w/about 80 agencies we are a minority. That means your competition is next to nobody.

    Here is where you come in. Go to an agency and propose you will get them restaurants, oil change biz, whatever they can give to their clients on policy anniversary date, BD, wedding anniversary, etc. Charge the agent $25 or so for every biz you bring in that will give their client a discount. This $25 is payable every month as long as the agency uses them as a gift.

    Why would the restaurant or whatever biz do it? It ain't costing them nuthin but a service when and if it is collected. Believe it or not, many people don't redeem their gift. In any event, If the agency is of any size at all, a minimum of 100 BD cards are going out a month. The biz would be crazy not to take advantage of this offer.

    They don't have to pay groupon or any other coupon service. So they get to keep the lion's share of the profit. The agency picks up the postage, printing and associated mailing costs. What do I as an agent get? Happy customers who continue to renew and a carload of referrals that don't cost me anything.

    Believe me it works. Our phone rings steady. Our front office lady likes answering the phone and taking messages. The more the phone rings the more she feels secure a paycheck will be there at the end of the week.

    Just my 2ยข...
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