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$1000 Cash to Invest, knowing what you know NOW where would you invest?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gpgip, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. gpgip

    gpgip Junior Member

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    Hey, just trying to get some suggestions, i have $1k to invest from my sister, my plan was to go with the OFFLINE marketing route, market to local business owners set up sites, seo, etc etc, just tryin go to see if this is, not the best way to go but an ideal route, seeing as this company that i will start is a bootstrapping company, its either make money or go home, i know there are tons or ways to make money, CPA, LINKBUILDING, SCRAPBOX, etc etc even tho i dont understand all of those, i can learn from BHW... anyways

    IF YOU HAD $1K, TO START A COMPANY WHICH WAY WOULD YOU GO??

    thanks for your input this may help others too...
     
  2. jTiburon

    jTiburon Newbie

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    Good post i too would like to see this answered from the experts at BHW.
     
  3. cracken

    cracken Newbie

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    Offline market is a great start for sure. That's what most people should start off with. Personally I'd put half for offline and half for IM.
     
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  4. pvamogul

    pvamogul Junior Member

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    Lol you should buy a chilipad, invest in your sleep. It goes on your bed and will make your bed hot or cold, whatever you set it at. I bought one and I have so much more energy during the day. I don't need coffee anymore. Its awesome, worth every penny. The site is chilipad dot org
     
  5. Four Seasons

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    $1k is not that big to start a full blast company, but it is enough to start small for sure. You can always invest it for marketing purposes locally if you have the resources to cater SEO and web development in your area.
     
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  6. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    $30 on logo design (plenty of services on BHW)
    anywhere from $5-$200 on business cards (local vs online places like vistaprint and quality of card matt laminated higher gsm card) remembering better quality cards make you look ore professional.
    $50-200 for website design (again BHW services) or do it yourself with a wordpress template
    $10-100 potential client research - hire some people on odesk to compile a list of companies in your target demographic with phone numbers/addresses/emails/contact names

    Then start phoning/visiting/emailing the potential clients to get meetings and sell your service.

    Also try meetup.com and look for local business meetings to go to to meet business owners and distribute those business cards.

    Then reinvest profits and expand.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    I had 1k too...but I spent them on weed :biggthump
     
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  8. 3Infidels

    3Infidels BANNED BANNED

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    Phase 1: Buy weed
    Phase 2: ???
    Phase 3: Profit!
     
  9. aStroke

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    $1k is more than enough to start your own authority website. First do your own keyword research or purchase a good keyword from someone here. That should be around $20-$50. Next, buy a kickass WP theme. That's $35. Now buy a shit-ton of articles. $500 of articles will be around 100-150 articles, which will last you a couple months. Now invest the rest into SEO.

    If you want to go offline, first you buy a logo. I bought mine for $15 from some dude at DP. Next you buy a business card design. I bought mine for $20 front and back at DP as well. Next buy 1k business cards. I bought mine from Gotprint for $20 (cheap as hell and good quality too). Now design a website. I did that myself. And now network and network and cold call and email until you get a good income. Simple as that.
     
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  10. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    1k USD is too little to invest. There are really little people IF ANY who know how to make money with that, unless you're happy with 5% yearly.

    Look at it this way, if people would know how to make 200$ a month from 1k $, then they would be millionaires very fast.

    STOP BELEVING IN THIS KIND OF SHIT. I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN FALL FOR THIS KIND OF THINGS :p

    Inves't in XboX 360 and a TV. Because there is no serious investment for 1k, unless you want to blow your cash.

    period

    PS: 1k won't even be enough to est. a real company.
     
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  11. agente808

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    you can do plenty wth 1k - hell there are people who have started with $0, so you've got a great start.

    I would suggest:

    1. if you are interested in an offline seo marketing company, there are several great topics on this forum, do your research.
    As @Dr_Scythe detailed above, you can get started for well under $500.

    2. Start your own website, pick a good keyword set and create a small authority site, get it ranked. This should be under $300. This will both give you experience with what you are selling, and give you a side business to build up for yourself.

    3. Save the leftover to invest in tools later.

    best of luck!
     
  12. aStroke

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    I beg to differ.
     
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  13. Roparadise

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    Why would someone get a business license?
     
  14. aStroke

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    Because I <3 paying taxes. ;)

    In my country, if you make over a certain amount, you are required to file it. Also, I'm not just doing IM. I'm running an online consulting company in my local area, which I see as a long term thing.
     
  15. gpgip

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    You're stupid

    Domain name 7 dollars
    DBA 20 dollars
    Cold calls Free
    add that up

    First web design client paid me $500 dollars
    now add that up

    20 clients a month = add that up

    You're attitude towards life and this forum = SHITTY
     
  16. Business Directory

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    It just goes to show how many idiots there are around here, thinking that $1000 is a good investment to start with. I bet you're one of those idiots making threads like "OMFG I MADE $2 TODAY, READ MY JOURNEY $2 A DAY IN 1 WEEK!!".

    $1000 is ok to start your business on the side, but don't be quitting your job & starting with $1000, that's just stupid. If you're just looking to "invest", $1000 is way to low, whoever tells you different needs to think about what they're saying & learn what an "investment" is.
     
  17. gpgip

    gpgip Junior Member

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    i guess you didnt read my last post?

    i didnt even need to use my whole 1000, i guess your one of those idiots who cant read?

    you may make a lot of money you may not make any, i dont care if, i just made $500 in a day from for less than 50 dollars and time on the phone, now if i do this once a week, thats 2k a month 100% profit but ohhh what if im like the other idiots who thinks bigger than that and i do this 20 times a month? thats 10k per month, but i wont think to big then i may offend you and the other small minded idiots like yourself...

    $1000 is a lot of money if you know what to do with it, im not looking to buy stock in apple inc....
     
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  18. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    I think you are right. 6 months ago I started my first ever affiliate mini site (I only just started first time ever) and 6 months later that site has made $820.

    Ok the point I am trying to make is that I spent less than $100 on that website and that includes link building, hosting, domain price etc.

    Now if I would have scaled that up 10 times that would have cost me $1000 but I would have made roughly $8000

    Which is exactly what I am doing so whoever said $1000 is not enough than as a newbie I am saying you are stupid lol or just don't know what you are doing :)
     
  19. Corydoras007

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    Locally and offline is the way to go if you ask me. Anyone with good money skills and valuable info can spread the dollar.
    What you need more of to invest is time.
     
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    cash202 Elite Member Premium Member

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