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Evacuated Japan, Need to Make Money

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dotocom, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. dotocom

    dotocom Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I just evacuated from Japan yesterday and now I'm in Australia.
    Whats happening over there is insane, and there's a possibility I can't go back if the situation gets worse. Potential radioactive outburst, earthquakes almost every single day, economy collapsing, ATM's being disabled, and electricity supply decreasing massively, so much that we might completely run out unless the generators start working again...which is doubtful.

    I'm Japanese and my family is still there, so I can't stay in Australia forever. Employment is not an option because under my visa, it's not allowed. I'm running out of money so I need to start earning quick.

    I need ideas to generate cash. Otherwise I'm potentially f*cked!

    Here are the resources available to me now:
    -creditcard, slow internet access (so youtube uploading is not an option), a macbook, and some cash ($1000)

    Here are the skills I have:
    -create wordpress sites, basic SEO, english/jap skills

    I'm willing to build my skills so I can increase my options so thats not a problem. I just need to DECIDE QUICK on an idea which I can initiate to earn some money so I can at least stay alive.

    My head's still in panic mode from all the shit back home so its really hard to think straight. I need some ideas and I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you in advance and I really hope you can help.

    -Dotocom
     
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  2. AceLegend

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    damn man i wish could help, Your a G for making this post
     
  3. thetvnun

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    the only thing i can think of to make money right now is freelance writing. ac, text broker, bright hub. your grammar qualifies you. use a spinner and submit to everyone.
     
  4. dotocom

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    Where do I start with the freelance writing?
    Is there a service that provides a place for this?

    I've built a site before for the worldcup 2010 where I uploaded the video for every match and wrote commentary. Unfortunately didn't get enough organic traffic so ended up with around 100~150 visitors per day (mostly from Facebook).

    Now I'm better with keyword research and I took my shopping site to no.1 on google (although its dropped to the bottom of page 1, I don't know why.) Unfortunately I can't ship stuff overseas because of the logistics - they were all done in japan...
     
  5. dotocom

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    Btw, other stuff I have:

    -Hosting account
    -Affiliate Marketing experience (banner ads - even though I generated $0)

    c0rup7: I forgot to answer your question - YES - I've had affiliate marketing experience but ended up with $0. I've also tried selling ebooks directly to people in need on twitter (ie-giving affiliate link for diaper training to parents who were struggling with toilet training their babies) - BUT ended up with $0 conversion. Even though I achieved 200~250 clicks.

    Long story short, I've lost a bit of confidence in affiliate links unless there's a better way to do it than what I was doing before..
     
  6. thinkinghat

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    one of the quick ways to make $$$$ directly in your pp is to offer some sort of service.since you know seo,and i believe you can invest $100 to make some money,,you can do it.
    or else...go to the local news channels,,tell them you can get people's interview,latest video's on current situation in japan.. contact someone in your country,ask him to get a good cam..and start shooting video's.sell those videos all over.you will make good cash,,then come back, invest in cpa + ppc...and go help others in your country.
     
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  7. Autumn

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    If you need quick cash then freelancing writing would be a good way to go. You can go with somewhere like Associated Content or try selling your services here or at other forums. You seem to be pretty literate and it's fast / sure money without the randomness of affiliate stuff.

    You could also try Twitter marketing; you could get Tweet Attacks, a couple of new domains to work with and a windows VPS to run TA for under $200. You could be up and running and getting traffic within a week. Whatever you choose to do, you are going to have to bust your ass.

    Good luck!
     
  8. dotocom

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    I'll see if there's people who can do filming back home...doubtful but I'll try it, thanks.

    I'll keep thinking of a service I can provide today!!!

    Do you guys have any ideas for anything I can provide on Fiverr which has good demand and average competition? I used to review websites/services and make YouTube videos + posted them onto my site, but since the internet is slow, thats not an option....
     
  9. Monrox

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    It should be easy to dominate many small scale niches in JP, the country is wealthy, populous, the devastated areas hopefully rebuilt soon. And a hard language is a nice buffer.

    What online activities bring money over there?

    From the sheer amount of blogs and free hosting sites I have to clear up everyday it looks like you can build many many inconspicuous backlinks:

    crooz.jp
    jugem.jp
    exblog.jp
    zozo.jp
    nikki-k.jp
    atwiki.jp
    goo.ne.jp
    hatena.ne.jp
    sblo.jp
    shinobi.jp
    sitemix.jp
    realestate-agent.jp

    ...
     
  10. dotocom

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    I've got a twitter account with 1500followers (mostly affiliate marketers following me). Now I'm using it to update ppl with the earthquake/tsunami/radioactive news in Japan. Perhaps I can put it to good use, but I have no ideas as of yet.

    I'll look around and post copywriting jobs!!! (or if I can write, and place affiliate link on article site, would that be another good idea for short-term cash?)
     
  11. yang_new

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    To be honest ,i think earn money on internet is a slow process,you said you english is not bad , so i think you can either try to find a eng/jap translation job, or just to do some labor work, i think you can earn money much more faster in Australia than making money on line.
     
  12. mrtick

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    I PMd you Bro. Look up Facebook Offline Arsenal get it and go to work. You'll be making money by Monday!!
     
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    Dude the answer is obvious. Just write about your experience over the past week. Slap some adsense on it. People are all over the Japan stuff right now. Hell, even I looked around last night for about an hour on it. Did you happen to get any video of what happened?

    The answer is right in front of you, I don't know how you could have missed it.
     
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    I would suggest Freelance writing if you have English skills.
    At the same time, try to take your level of SEO from "basic" to "advanced", and the best way to do so, is to read as much as possible :)

    Good luck,
    Bk...
     
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    I have a job for you if you are interested. PMed you.
     
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    [FONT=verdana,arial, sans-serif]I know you are Japanese but... still good "proverb".

    "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." John F. Kennedy

    You have a great opportunity to help people back home. You're lucky enough to get out and I'm sure there are endless possibilities to help the situation and make a little on the side.


    Go check out "crowd sourcing" websites like...
    indiegogo
    [/FONT]kickstarter
    workbookproject


    [FONT=verdana,arial, sans-serif]Create a project
    Promote you idea
    People that like your idea will give you money


    Does [/FONT]Tellman Knudson[FONT=verdana,arial, sans-serif] partake in this forum? There is an ebook that covers strategies to pull the most from these sites. I can share if acceptable...


    ...just throwing it out there, hope you come up with something. Good luck


    [/FONT]
     
  17. goodtimes

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    Along with the crowd sourcing idea, you could also act as a provider. Microworkers has decent payouts for simple tasks. That could help you build a bankroll for bigger projects.
     
  18. dankerman666

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    Last resort is always pan handling man. Suck it up if you have to :(

    There is always someone looking for an article that needs writing so you could make some quick cash selling that service but it is time consuming to produce at the level you need to survive.

    You could donate blood, sperm, or an organ. Maybe you can throw up a quick " Help save a victim in need " face book page with a paypal payment option and write a fully detailed point of view from your experiences dealing with this catastrophe.

    Just a couple thoughts, stay up player! :pray2:
     
  19. neo

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    You could also go to fiverr and see the popular gigs. See the gigs wanted section as well.

    If you can write decent English articles, write unique articles on popular niches like Weightloss, Ex Back etc and sell them on DP and WF.

    There are also revenue sharing sites like infobarrel where you will get faster results.

    -Neo
     
  20. onenumerology

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    elancer or fiverr