How would you invest $10?

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How would you invest $10?

Solo ads?
Hosting?
Domain name?


Just trying to get some ideas.

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#$10 #invest
  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Lottery ticket
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  • Profile picture of the author beeswarn
    It says here, "$10" as in ten dollars. Is that correct?
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    • Profile picture of the author David Miller
      Give it to a shelter or charity. It's not going to make much difference in your life but it will feed someone who needs to eat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Lunch honestly.

    If you are at the point where tou only have $10 to invest you are boot strapping hard core. Doing offline I would invest in phone calls and cold call. Or gas and cold walk.
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  • Profile picture of the author chackett
    I'd invest it in lunch while I'm out prospecting.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    You can't get solo ads for $10.

    I would invest it in gas, so I could make it to interviews for a job.
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  • Originally Posted by RyanLester View Post

    How would you invest $10?

    Solo ads?
    Hosting?
    Domain name?


    Just trying to get some ideas.

    Let's go
    Buy a great .com domain name. Find a FREE template. Find cheap hosting with the last $3. Promote the crap out of the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    Domains/hosting for month. No question. From that foundation, you could build A LOT!
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    I have no agenda but to help those in the same situation. This I feel will pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussieguy
    The latest WSO of course!

    (...yes, completely kidding for those without a nose for humour)

    On a serious note, providing your own services like content writing, or perhaps you have software you can use in providing services always comes up as an option. Shouldn't cost you anything.
    The article writing/affiliate marketing can also be started with zero investment.

    Offline: petrol for your lawn mower, go and mow some lawns....that type of thing. That's not really in the spirit of "offline/online".

    Okay....Go see if you can find a service online that you can get for $5-10, that is actually re-sellable (someone wants it) offline. Sell once, re-invest profit, sell twice, re-invest, sell 4 times........
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
    $10 = 10 $1's

    10 $1's = 30 minutes in a strip club, if you ration out your ones correctly, maybe even an hour.

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
      If i had to make some money and I only had $10, here is what I would do with it in a nutshell.

      I would first create an ebook or report on a niche subject or a subject that you know alot about using www.OpenOffice.org which is free.

      Then I would buy a $9 .com domain at www.cheapdomain.com that relates to your ebook subject.

      Then using the free 5 page hosted starter website tonight builder that comes with the purchase of your domain name at cheapdomain.com I would create a sales page for your ebook and use PayPal to accept payments which is also free.

      Then once your site is up and runing I would market your website, by promoting it for free using your signature on forum post, place free ads on craigslist, place it for sale on eBay, post an ad for it on your facebook wall and write articles on your ebook subject and submit them to free article sites.

      Now, once you make some sales and have enough money, I would then suggest placing you ebook for sale as a WSO at a special price to make some more sales and money and then you can look into investing in some paid advertising methods.

      This is what I would do if I only had $10 and needed to make some money online.

      I hope this helps,

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author RyanLester
        Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

        If i had to make some money and I only had $10, here is what I would do with it in a nutshell.

        I would first create an ebook or report on a niche subject or a subject that you know alot about using www.OpenOffice.org which is free.

        Then I would buy a $9 .com domain at www.cheapdomain.com that relates to your ebook subject.

        Then using the free 5 page hosted starter website tonight builder that comes with the purchase of your domain name at cheapdomain.com I would create a sales page for your ebook and use PayPal to accept payments which is also free.

        Then once your site is up and runing I would market your website, by promoting it for free using your signature on forum post, place free ads on craigslist, place it for sale on eBay, post an ad for it on your facebook wall and write articles on your ebook subject and submit them to free article sites.

        Now, once you make some sales and have enough money, I would then suggest placing you ebook for sale as a WSO at a special price to make some more sales and money and then you can look into investing in some paid advertising methods.

        This is what I would do if I only had $10 and needed to make some money online.

        I hope this helps,

        Martin
        Hi Martin

        I've got a few domain names (in fact 28) currently registered with GoDaddy.

        I am using one and redirecting it to a free webiste (a sales page I created using Weebly). On that note let me just say that creating a sales page with Weebly is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is incorporate word + paint (both free) with some "buy now buttons" and graphics you cant cut, edit and paste from some of the WSOs (cheeky huh! :p). No need to buy optimize press just yet

        Anyway, i've got some detail that I am putting together for an e-book (hopefully i'll be done in the next 7 days).

        Then i'm going use some free methods to promote the HECK out of my url/website. In the words of Ron Douglas: you have to get the right offer in front of the right people at the right time

        That's it.

        Its amazing what you can come up with when the cash is a bit low. Let me leave you with this awesome saying:

        "In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I was broke as hell and one day I won't be. You can achieve anything"

        - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
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    • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
      Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

      $10 = 10 $1's

      10 $1's = 30 minutes in a strip club, if you ration out your ones correctly, maybe even an hour.

      Ryan
      Or like another thread is talking, 5 $2 whores!
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      I have no agenda but to help those in the same situation. This I feel will pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author koz
    Lubricant! lol... A multiplier!!!

    Domain and hosting based on the information you have said. It depends where you are, but from what you said I would suggest domain and hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Thats 40 calls in a phone booth at 25 cents per call. I would make forty calls and somehow come up with $100 at least from that, one way or another... begging borrowing, selling, calling old customers, whatever.

    If I was a warrior, i would get online I would beg other warriors to send me 25 dollars, whatever it takes to live another day... If you have been a giver, then people will care, if not, then you have to be a friend to make one.

    But I would find SOMEONE....in forty calls to hand me $100.

    Then I would go home, or to a hotel, and make a plan for how to turn the $100 into $1,000 and start it the next day.

    A Hotel room has phone , so I could quadruple my telemarketing efforts. If I could even create $100 a day somehow, somewhere...then I could go from there.

    I know someone who actually went through something similar to this and brought themselves out.

    They cleaned the hotels carpets in exchange for a weeks rent... and built a cleaning business out of the hotel room off the hotel phone, by renting equipment when there was a job... and incrementally growing, cold calling local businesses, giving quotes...

    This person literally built themselves off less than $100.00 and went on to owning a house and $150k cleaning business in Dallas.

    The best question to ask, which always helps me is ... "God, what do I ALREADY HAVE that I can leverage to get what I want...?". ~ JD
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    • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
      John

      Unlimited call in US from Skype- $9.95 per month ..better than phone booth..



      or

      join one of hosting affiliate program..change IP, join yourself monthly hosting and earn $100..

      most hosting program comes with free domain as well(ipage, hostgator, etc).



      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Thats 40 calls in a phone booth at 25 cents per call. I would make forty calls and somehow come up with $100 at least from that, one way or another... begging borrowing, selling, calling old customers, whatever.

      If I was a warrior, i would get online I would beg other warriors to send me 25 dollars, whatever it takes to live another day... If you have been a giver, then people will care, if not, then you have to be a friend to make one.

      But I would find SOMEONE....in forty calls to hand me $100.

      Then I would go home, or to a hotel, and make a plan for how to turn the $100 into $1,000 and start it the next day.

      A Hotel room has phone , so I could quadruple my telemarketing efforts. If I could even create $100 a day somehow, somewhere...then I could go from there.

      I know someone who actually went through something similar to this and brought themselves out.

      They cleaned the hotels carpets in exchange for a weeks rent... and built a cleaning business out of the hotel room off the hotel phone, by renting equipment when there was a job... and incrementally growing, cold calling local businesses, giving quotes...

      This person literally built themselves off less than $100.00 and went on to owning a house and $150k cleaning business in Dallas.

      The best question to ask, which always helps me is ... "God, what do I ALREADY HAVE that I can leverage to get what I want...?". ~ JD
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  • Profile picture of the author The SEO Kid
    What I would do with $10 buy?
    (If 10 dollars was the only thing I had)
    Spend $2 at internet cafe for 1 hour
    In that hour I would set up a google partnership account You receive 20 $75 adwords vouchers.

    Apply for an a business number which is free in australia

    Watch the google adwords trainning videos


    Walk down to your local shops offer to do a adwords campaign for $50 - $100
    As a try out and use the voucher. If they have great sucess you have a new client but put monthly up to $300 or price you think is right.
    Make sure to get there business number.

    Use the rest of the money to buy internet at the cafe.

    How to set up adwords campaign.
    Once you have a client you need to use there business number.
    Here in australia the government offers business free domain name and hosting for 2 years.
    (You could use this service for your own website before talking to clients so you look more professional)

    Once you have the hosting and domain set up search for a one page template you can use as the adwords landing page.
    Page template should include
    - lead capturing contact form (Preferably one in the side bar and the bottom of the page)

    - The title of the ad.
    Example say the user is searching cheap hair cuts Brisbane.
    Your add title would be, Looking for a cheap hair cut in brisbane? or Brisbane cheapest hair cuts.

    So the the first thing they should see when they view your page is,Are you looking for cheap hair cuts in brisbane or Our hair cuts are cheapest in brisbane.

    This reconfirms the customers needs
    And cuts your bounce rate by a lot
    -Some info about the business
    Location
    Prices
    Pictures
    open times
    About
    (Just remember its not a info site your trying to produce leads)

    if you can do that with 20 clients with all your vouchers and make them stay with you you get a recurring income and your turned your $10 you spent on internet at the cafe into anywhere between 1000-2000 recuring even more if you know what your doing.

    If you want adwords to really work in your favor I recommend going really in-depth.
    e.g not just linking every ad to the homepage but creating a page for each ad you have created. That focuses on the ad title.This greaters your lead generation rate by a lot. There is a reason the customer clicked on the ad not to sit navigating through a site they clicked it because it answered there search term.

    Obviously I haven't gotten into very much detail but its possible to make a full working business out of nothing these days.

    Please add if you would like love to hear ideas
    And i know brisbane cheapest hair cuts is a terrible example because hair cut industry is more focused on quality then cheapness
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  • Profile picture of the author checklinks
    I will invest 10$ for buying any good service for my site to boost my site ranking in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabreena
    i am little bit interested in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author iThinkhard
    The best investment is the one you make in yourself:
    buy this book and read it Amazon.com: Selling 101: What Every Successful...Amazon.com: Selling 101: What Every Successful...
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  • Profile picture of the author dropbear
    if that is a serious question..turn off your computer and take it to goodwill, use the 410 for gas and a happy meal...take the tax deduction..
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanLester
      Yep this is a serious question. I dont understand why some peeps dont think it is. This is a business forum after all.

      Like someone once said: A successful business is one that does brilliant things while being under-resourced.
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      • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
        Originally Posted by RyanLester View Post

        Yep this is a serious question. I dont understand why some peeps dont think it is. This is a business forum after all.

        Like someone once said: A successful business is one that does brilliant things while being under-resourced.
        we have all seen the 10.00 question before, and a lot of times it is just a prelude to a thinly veiled pitch.

        I am glad to see it was a real question.

        You did get some very good advice, post #13 from MichaelBuckley was very very good. As a matter of fact if i was in a dire straits position, i def would follow that.

        If not that, then the phone advice.

        you really cant go to wrong with either one. The phone would be faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author beeswarn
    There used to be a guy on eBay who auctioned a personal ass-kicking. Ten dollars would have won it and I was going to recommend it if this turned out to be a prelude to a $10 WSO
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  • Profile picture of the author megancheung
    have a lunch
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  • Profile picture of the author carolinesmith09
    I am also considering your advice. I think I will try this.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlowingEvents
    I will Buy a Domain and Start a Niche Blog hosting on Blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    I would buy two Fiverr Gigs about Flyers and distribute it to the College students with some sort of Discount Coupons to Increase some Offline Business.
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    • Profile picture of the author winz
      Originally Posted by Shubh Ashish View Post

      I would buy two Fiverr Gigs about Flyers and distribute it to the College students with some sort of Discount Coupons to Increase some Offline Business.
      wow
      nice idea
      Maybe i will follow your way to improve my offline business
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Domino
    Hmmm.. where are the moderators? People have been resurrecting these months old/years old threads a lot recently.

    Please don't do that. Most of the posters on these threads will never read your comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author loops55
    Can I change the question into "How would you invest $2.95?"
    16 months ago, I bought a domain for $2,95 and started hosting it on blogger. .Com site hosted on Blogger. I picked a topic : "hemorrhoids" -i am not kidding at all - and added as many articles I can, roughly more than 2000 articles. I integrated my blogger site with Infolinks- in text advertising and put banners of affiliate merchants related with hemorrhoids (ebooks, supplements etc. ) . Last but not least, I added my link on directories and social networks. I ll be honest, I didn't get rich but made OK.
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  • Profile picture of the author letsmakeit
    Originally Posted by RyanLester View Post

    How would you invest $10?

    Solo ads?
    Hosting?
    Domain name?


    Just trying to get some ideas.

    Let's go
    Thats not to much money but your best bet would be to get a domain name. Or if you can get some good hosting for 10$. Other that that you need to bring more money to the table.
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  • Profile picture of the author atomAnt
    It sounds like "The Apprentice," where Trump tells entrepreneurs to do something like remodel a motel with $497, which they quickly exhaust.

    The failed business model isn't their fault because in the real world they'd have a realistic budget. Trump fires them anyway, asking: "Why didn't you spend the money on just enough paint to cover one side of the building, the front facing the street?" His point is: This is what brings new customers.

    If you only have 10 bucks to start an internet marketing business, get a great (used) copywriting book. Look up Drew Whitman's "Cashvertising."

    Or get what you can at the library, especially Claude Hopkins' "Scientific Advertising" and whatever else you find that teaches effective ad creation and spend your 10 dollars on domain names.

    Get a blog or free hosting and use your domains. Then use your new writing skills to generate content.

    You could write for other marketers too. Your site could advertise this service with samples of content for sale along with an order form.

    Or drive traffic and then sell the web sites, leveraging your domains x100. That is more seed money.

    An acorn grows into a mighty oak tree. Be the acorn with your $10.
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    Probably buy a couple of audio books of Amazon
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Lyle
    $10 bucks is as good as $0.00 . As in, your likely to get the same ROI either way. Any return that you can generate with that $10, is probably a return that could of been had for free.

    Buy yourself lunch.

    A can of silver non-toxic spray paint, and a used fedora hat. Spray your entire body, clothes, face and all... Stand on a busy street corner as still as possible. Move positions every five minutes, move locations every 2 hours. Do this 8 hours a day for a week.

    THEN come back and let us know how much we have to work with... (more than $10)
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