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Help! I need cash now!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by shark216, May 11, 2012.

  1. shark216

    shark216 Registered Member

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    I've made a few bad decisions. I'm extremely down right now. It seems as if everything I've tried lately online as far as IM has failed. I've made some money selling items on craigslist and through my Squidoo lens but it isn't enough to cover my bills. I desperately need to provide food, shelter and pay bills...I have a 4 year old son who means the world to me and right now I can't get him what he needs or wants and it's killing me. I haven't been in this position since I moved out of my parents home.

    I'm not looking for handouts. I don't want anyone to give me a free method or spoon feed me. I want to work. I'll write articles, build squidoo lenses, post to craigslist or whatever else you may need.

    If you have a method you want to outsource, teach me and I'll do the work for you.
     
  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Although I don't need any work outsourced or anything, you seem like a great guy.

    I hope everything goes well for you.
     
  3. OldSalt

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    Question... why is the only thing you didn't mention was 'getting a regular job' - like not in IM so you can pay your bills and feed your child? Most IM takes time to learn and implement - and what you need is immediate pay for actions - which a regular job can do for you. Work full time and work IM part time would be my suggestion.

    Other than that, you might make some pocket change writing articles or other fiverr jobs, but that too is competitive and hard to make alot of money right off.
     
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  4. chummm

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    IM is really unstable, you'll have better luck finding a full time job.
     
  5. shark216

    shark216 Registered Member

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    When you haven't had to really work in 10 years, you don't necessarily think about getting a 9-5...Admittedly, I was/am spoiled by IM. I've made excellent money over the years but it was mostly blackhat tactics and I failed to build long term income. I've had months of making 20k...but I've also had lots of months where I've made $0.

    Every time I've gotten close to giving up, something saved me. Right now, I can't think of anything...I'm trying but no luck!
     
  6. iPinner

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    You should check freelancer dot com and bid on projects related to your knowledge. Good luck and be strong, mate.
     
  7. bornformoney

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    There are two kind of noobs. Ones that always look to get spoon fed, and then there are that others that have the drive, but just need a hand to initiate the momentum.

    I am glad you are the second one man. Right now I do not have much work to outsource, but I tell you what, I got your username down, so in case I need any work to be done in the future, or even if any of friends needed to, I know the person to hit up.

    Keep up the spirit man. My well wishes to your family.
     
  8. genieswish

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    really feel for you, im not the main earner in the household - id hate to be doing this under that kind of pressure. how about dropshipping? or find a fiverr gig that you can send off with just a click, like an ebook, i have some plr articles you can have if you want to give it a go (dont forget the bonus offers with fiverr, they can triple your gig earnings) sorry if this sounds patronising, you've probably forgotten more than i've learnt, but maybe you have too much experience and just need to get back to basics?
     
  9. MikeHustle

    MikeHustle Power Member

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    How much money do you need per/week to pay the bills? Gas, Food, Utility, Rent (Mortgage)
     
  10. Murdoch1337

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    I've just sent a PM. I might have some work for you.
     
  11. harry911

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    You should find a regular day job and do IM part-time until you get to a stable income from it. Good Luck :)
     
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  12. shark216

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    I need about $500 per week to cover all my bills. I am a single father it's just me and my son. I've been trying to get something going for a few months now.
     
  13. Flinstone

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    Hi if its urgent, i agree with harry try to find any job ,even though it isnt a fair per hour rate (I would try temporary work agencies, just to pay the bills as a temporary job) and in the meantime try to learn a new IM method. Or even you could try to sell some stuff you dont use on ebay or local paper classifieds. Any route you take, good luck.
     
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    Definitely get another job... IM will let you down again and again, don't rely on it until you've several online sites making more than enough.

    I know that is not the answer you'd like to hear, but its the truth. Also take a look at Odesk, because your a native speaker you can charge more for your writing. But again, payouts are slow, and you have to build up a history on there too.

    I wish you all the best.
     
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    Please don't take this the wrong way, as I never aim to come across as rude to someone genuinely in need.

    But, you had months when you made 20k?! Is nothing saved, no long term vision over finances?

    Like others have said, a offline job is probably the way to go, even if it is a bitter pill to initially swallow. Providing for your kid is the priority, and you know this fact- so just grind 9-5 until you are more stable. Then get back on the IM.

    Good luck, you sound like a good guy. Hope it works out for you.
     
  16. BMMOF

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    LOL $500 per week, what are you doing to spent that much on "bill stuff"!? Man, here in Macedonia the average salary is $300-350 per month and the budget of my family (my parents,me(16) and my brother(13)) is around $630 per month and we aren't complaining as much as you! So you want to spend your money on shit and live on a big leg, It's not that you're some poor guy.
     
  17. blackwp

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    I guess he's not living in Macedonia, if you only would know how much it cost to live in W Europe.
    But I guess you only 16, how should you know. To give you some comparison the monthly utility bill
    over here is around the average monthly salary in Macedonia.

    Hope this opens your eyes a little bit, take care and good luck.

     
  18. Derek Foreal

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    Take a good converting payday loan offer from one of your favorite cpa networks, buy a cheap domain and redirect it to your aff link, print up a shitload of fliers and take them to check cashing stores in your immediate area... depending on how much you get per conversion, tell the owners you'll pay them $10-$20/per if they'll let you keep a stack of fliers on their counter... trust me you'll make every bit of $500/wk and then some!

    The few stores I have fliers at, I pay the owners $10-$20/per and we're all making a nice chunk of change on the side and loving every bit of it!

    There are tons of ways to bank almost immediately with the right cpa offer and a bunch of inexpensive fliers you can print off your own laser-jet printer... think about it...

    Good luck man
     
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  19. DarthM

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    Uhm, may be he doesn't live in Macedonia. I can tell you that $630/month is not going to get you by in the UK, even more so if you have a son to support. $630 doesn't even cover my monthly rent before bills.

    To the OP: IM could take time to generate consistent earnings. I seriously suggest that you get a 'regular' job ASAP, since you have a son to support.
     
  20. geomuss

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    Thats an excellent post Derek and a great idea to make some fast cash especially in these
    times of austerity. If you have any other pearls of wisdom PM me (dont share with these blackhatters, they will kill it ;))

    To the OP I am what you would consider a dabbler in IM at the moment.
    Because I have a large family (8 kids) I dont think even if I hit 20k a month I would ever leave
    my real job. IM is just to dangerous between penguins, pandas and most probably next polar bears :p,
    to be reliant upon IMO. My advice although you probably do not like the idea of it is a Full time job. Do the IM
    in your spare time until your back on your feet, you will probably find you will like a Job and integrating with
    new people, widening your social circle and your contacts, which can all lead you to better money in the future
    remember its not what you know its who you know that counts.

    I wish you and your son luck and if I do need any work done I will hit you up ASAP.