Bootstrap a gig that makes money

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PATH: bootstrap a gig that makes a fast $50! Make the fast $50 repeatable. Create a stack of gigs.

GOAL: get my first gig going within two weeks; today is Wednesday March 7th; two weeks will be Wednesday March 21st. My gig formula is to bootstrap a gig that can be started in less than a day with less than a hundred dollars.

My current situation is no gigs. My definition of a gig is a small business module. I have some stuff listed on ebay and amazon but those gigs haven't clicked.

I was just reading about domain flipping and a PPL (pay per lead) idea crossed my screen. I have an idea list, numerous pdf's, kindle books, bookmarks and WF to tap for ideas, but I do not have a selected idea to execute.

The goal is to have an idea selected, activated and producing income two weeks from today.
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  • Profile picture of the author pauloadaoag
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    Any updates on this?
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  • Profile picture of the author wirriam
    Yes, would love to hear more about this! What is your progress now?
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Collins
    Will try to be brief.

    Started a furniture assembly gig, sent it to the boneyard.

    Sold on eBay. A few hits, a lot of misses.

    Drove Lyft/Uber, put a bunch of miles on my car, got my door crumpled.

    Got a job selling cars. No way. I'm experienced but anything but that.

    Currently downsizing. Already a minimalist but prepping for the mobile lifestyle I want.

    Experienced with WordPress. May put up an offer on fiverr going in super low to gain traction. I need daily bread.

    I've been buying art books. Have a stack and a supply of mats. Intend to sell bookplates as art prints, eBay, etsy, pop up.

    Related is an etsy t-shirt and prints from public domain idea.

    For the moment I need something for immediate income. Even though expenses are pared, they're relentless.

    Just did a re-read of $100 Startup. All my project notes are neatly detailed in Google drive. Several ideas.

    Any gig'll do. Still at the starting line. Lots of failure but I'm still plugging away. Target is set at $500 plus daily, enjoy the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Dude. Focus! The way you're going, dinner consisting of beanie-weenies cooked over Sterno is going to be a big night out.

    Seriously. This was a very sad read. Stop yanking your own chain. lol
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      Have no fear, the day follows the night.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Remember too buddy; where your attention and energy goes, grows. Meaning if you devoted to your attention and energy to that many ventures in 3 months....well....ain't nothing growing At least to appreciable levels. The world loves specialists. They make some sweet coin and also render the most valued service. Fly by night folks? Generalists? Not so much. Something to think bout.

    When you do decide to do 1 thing you enjoy, you'll need to be patient but it will yield the most money and greatest happiness. Best of both worlds. Plus, you can bootstrap it in the beginning too.
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Collins
    So far I've picked up focus and specialize from the feedback. Excellent advice thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The funny part is, bootstrap is a popular web design niche.

    So you want to bootstrap something, not sure what to bootstrap while bootstrap is the forum thread title and bootstrap is a money maker. Get it?
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      The funny part is, bootstrap is a popular web design niche.

      So you want to bootstrap something, not sure what to bootstrap while bootstrap is the forum thread title and bootstrap is a money maker. Get it?
      Methinks another one bites the dust.
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