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EASIEST way to make money as beginner. 1000$ / month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by vodkacola, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. vodkacola

    vodkacola Registered Member

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    There are thousands of tutorials around the web telling you how to make some easy internet money. Most of them direct you to marketing. Affiliate marketing, dropshipping, ad buying, SEO, whatever. Let me tell you, that shit is HARD. Getting a positive return on investment in affiliate marketing requires a very broad skillset, time, lots of trial and error, and money to throw at your failed projects. A lot of newbies bang their head against this wall for a while and then give up. This is what I did too. But then I discovered the real secret to actually making money online (and anywhere alse): actually doing something useful. Trying to lure people to click on your bullshit affiliate links is a lot harder than actually being useful to people.

    This is my experience after years of lurking on this forum, and how I earned my first 1000$ of internet money with very basic skills and free tools: Web design for small business
    I call through a list of local businesses, say: "Hey, my name is Vodkacola! It seems that your company does not have a website yet, do you need one?". Most of them will say no, but in a day you can call a hundred people. Once I get a yes, I sell them a static website for 300$.

    I just have wordpress installed locally with a bunch of pirated themes. I slap the company logo on a nice theme, insert the images and info they want, maybe mess around with the CSS a bit, then export it as a static site and upload to the cloud. Boom! The easiest 300$ you've ever made. You know why it is easy? Because you are creating something that is actually valuable to your customer.

    You'd be surprised how many businesses either don't have a website or have a website that looks like it was made in the year 2000. There are tons of companies that can benefit from just setting up a nice looking wordpress site for them. Compared to affiliate marketing sites, doing actual web design work has a lot lower barrier of entry, a lot more stable returns, and allows you to develop your skills while earning money. Sure, it's not passive income, but it's guaranteed income.
     
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    auiu Junior Member

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    This one option for small local bussineses. You can even promote your service on different platforms too.
     
  3. rensell

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    that's a great method, easy to understand and very profitable but like me, i'm unlucky that it won't work here in our country. they don't give a shit even if they don't own a website and even if they agree, they will just pay you for $10-$20.
     
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    Nice method, it can even be done with facebook advertising as well.
     
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    I don't think this would be applicable to all the countries, let's say in India or China $300 is more than in US.
    Also, if your goal is $1 million - why would you be wasting time on $300 sites? You just creating conditions for someone esle to come and make that website with not a pirated theme for a $3,000.
     
  6. vodkacola

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    As stated in the title, this was aimed at the beginners that don't have the technical knowledge or the capital to start more complicated money making schemes. Of course you asking price for the work will depend on the country. And nobody cares that the theme is pirated if you don't mention about it! ;)
     
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    Hey vodka, great write up as I thought about doing this as well. I figure there are a lot of local businesses that would need this help.

    I do have a few questions:

    How would you handle the hosting, would the business pay for it every month or year?

    Since you only charge a one time fee of 300, what happens if the business wants to make updates or changes to the site? Do you charge them again?
     
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    been making money doing that for years now :).

    Here's a quick tip:
    Create a website BEFORE you call them or email them, with some default pics you might find on yelp or Google. You can present them the demo site and give them a visual of what their site would look like. This increases conversions and doesn't take much time.
     
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    how much you used to make with this monthly ?
     
  10. set23

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    Is not illegal a pirated theme?
     
  11. vodkacola

    vodkacola Registered Member

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    I use amazon web services' S3 hosting which costs around 1$ / month, and charge the companies 10$ / month for hosting and management. Basically that monthly fee includes any smaller changes they might want in the future.
     
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    You can buy a theme on TF, change the interface using visual composer = one theme for different clients.
     
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    Now it`s illegal to smoke inside pubs, do you know that?
     
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    Nice op it is exactly what i do actually but it's hard to continue to cold calling after 50 :" i don't need your services" but it's a number game.
    Me, i charge for the website and i charge a monthly fee for hosting/managing and securing the website.
    I host all the domain on my private server(in my garage with fiber connection) with ispconfig.
    I charge at least 700€ for a premium wordpress website with "be themes".
    I have the same script as you but i list all the services quickly : "website creation, webdesign, social netxork management and seo. Would you be interested in this services???"
    I will follow you to see your results.
    What's the best business you think that answer yes the most?

    Have a good day!
     
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    That's a good method. Selling services locally can be really profitable as the supply on a local level is a lot lower - therefore the prices are higher. Offering your services on the global market can be a lot harder and a lot less rewarding.

    P.S. Just open Google Maps and get these cold emails rolling.
     
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    @vodkacola

    Do you register your domains with Route 53, for the Amazon S3 hosting?
    Also, care to share your pirated themes or the/a source where we can find them?
     
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    Fantastic idea, I've just been starting out doing this and its a huge market.
    Small businesses need website design
     
  19. vodkacola

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    I've only got a few customers so far so hard to say.

    I use whatever registrar is cheapest for the top level domain I need. It doesn't matter where you buy it, the setup process is pretty much the same on every registrar.

    Edit: for free themes just search "wordpress themes" on the pirate bay. Remember to check them for hidden links if you decide to use them.
     
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    How many calls did you make to get few clients?