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Homeless Man Becomes a Millionaire Online

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  1. The SEO

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    Mark Anastasi is the author of The Laptop Millionaire and is an online business expert.

    Bryan: How has the internet changed your life?
    Mark Anastasi: Back in 2004 I was an unemployed security guard, $12,000 in debt, with no job, no money and nowhere to live. The Internet allowed me to connect with millions of people from around the world that were looking for products to buy! By applying the marketing strategy suggested to me by my mentor ? The Laptop Millionaire ? my business took off like a rocket.

    Bryan: What techniques did you use back in 2004 to go from zero to $10,000 a month?
    Mark Anastasi: I wrote a 70-page ebook on alternative therapies, uploaded it to Clickbank.com, and started charging $67 per download. I was driving traffic to the website by spending $15 a day, approximately, on Google Adwords, and getting 200 to 300 visitors a day.

    Bryan: How sustainable was the income from your first project?
    Mark Anastasi: That?s the most amazing thing. It peaked in 2007 with $462,000 in ebook sales that year ? from a business I spend less than 2 hours a year on, but I still make money every single day, from that ebook and the other 26 ones that I uploaded on Clickbank.com. Now, affiliates drive traffic to my websites, and they make 50% of each sale, but it?s completely on autopilot. Twenty seven streams of passive income.

    Bryan: Which of these 32 ways are the most profitable? Which ones work best for you?
    Mark Anastasi: Here is the list of 32 strategies that have been proven to work for myself and my students:


    1. Commenting on blogs, forums, Amazon, questions sites, Facebook Pages, YouTube videos
    2. Twitter, the Twitter JV strategy, and the Twitter Direct Reply strategy
    3. Selling tweets and retweets!
    4. Pay-Per-Post (Blog hijacking strategy, or selling blog posts)
    5. YouTube! (Uploading videos to YouTube, YouTube video hijacking, YouTube advertising)
    6. Giving away viral ebooks that include affiliate links
    7. Selling ebooks on Clickbank
    8. Selling PLR products
    9. Licensing products, bundling them, and selling them!
    10. Listbuilding and email marketing!
    11. Solo Ads, Adswaps, and Joint Ventures
    12. Selling gigs on Fiverr.com, Buying gigs on Fiverr.com, and Fiverr Gig Arbitrage!
    13. Buying & selling web businesses on Flippa.com
    14. Webinars, webinar replays, and joint venture webinars
    15. S.E.O (get your sites ranked on the search engines, and get free search traffic)
    16. Review sites
    17. Blogging
    18. Selling online advertising
    19. Selling Leads! Also: CPA marketing
    20. Local Business Marketing
    21. Buying expired domains that still get traffic!
    22. Outsourcing! hiring outsourcers in the Philippines
    23. E-commerce sites (e.g. purepearls.com, bike gear on cyclestore.co.uk, etc.)
    24. Membership sites
    25. Facebook Pages (getting thousands of ?likes?)
    26. Article marketing (e.g. ezinearticles.com)
    27. Selling product s on eBay
    28. Selling deals on Groupon & upselling other services! (also: LivingSocial, etc.)
    29. Selling on the Amazon Kindle platform!
    30. Web TV shows & uploading content to iTunes!
    31. Pay-per-click advertising (Facebook Ads, Google Ads)
    32. Media buying

    There are many, many more ways to make money online, but these are the ones that have been proven to work for my students and myself.
    The most profitable ones are probably WEBINARS, and MEDIA BUYING (this means buying a lot of cheap advertising online, and directing the traffic to highly-converting affiliate offers) .

    I know this will sound like hype, but laptop entrepreneurs are making millions of dollars a year just with a laptop and an Internet connection, thanks to these two strategies. It is because these two strategies can afford you the most amount of leverage.

    A lot of people make very decent money as well from offering Local Business Marketing services. You can make $30,000+ a month by setting up a company that manages the social media presence, SEO, and other Internet marketing services for business owners.

    The strategies that work best for me include listbuilding and email marketing, selling ebooks, and webinars. But then again that is because I enjoy the process of researching and sharing new content.

    Bryan: Have you tried all of these techniques?
    Mark Anastasi: I?ve tried 21 of the 32 selected strategies myself, but over the years I?ve tried a hundred more that didn?t work! Source
     
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  2. dustangle

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    G8 Op for motivational post :)

    Thanks,
     
  3. Nino2011

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    Great post but... it isn't about how many ways you can use to make money... (That stuff only impresses newbies) It's about a few that can really bring long term results. For him it was the selling of books and guides, including stuff similar to the laptop millionaire. (What wouldn't i give to have the mind i have now and the cheap adwords traffic that there was a few years ago.)
     
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    I'm just trying to understand how a homeless person can even afford the $15 per day for that traffic. Let alone the other paid sources & the time consuming learning curve process. Sounds like guru talk to me and most gurus make money off of misleading newbies.
     
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    awesome post man just shows u not to quit.
     
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    Guys that beg in my country easily make 100-200$ per day with just a few hours of "work" so 15$ per day is reasonable. My question is how could he got a credit card without an address..

    But the story is motivating, the only thing that some of use lack is the will to succeed.
     
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    Sounds like a member of WF to me and I can smell another BST is coming in our way.

    But indeed, many of the mentioned strategies do works.
     
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    Thank you very much for this inspirational post :)
     
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    Great share, always good to read an inspiring post!
     
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    First off you don't have to be completely destitute to end up homeless. People tend to hear or read homeless and the stereotype of a dirty bearded old man pushing a shopping cart living under a bridge, or some addict that spends all his money on drugs comes to mind, but that's not always the case. In fact it's not normally the case. The vast majority of homeless people are working class people that are temporarily dealing with some type of tragedy that has befallen them. There are many different levels of homelessness.

    Someone could still be making money and not be able to afford rent. There's many things that can happen even for people working that could end up with them becoming homeless. Losing a job and not finding another soon enough, a divorce or breakup when you're not in a financial state to recover immediately, or any number of things can happen to someone forcing them to become homeless. At first that might just mean they have to find a friend that will let them crash on there couch. Then if things don't resolve themselves soon enough, they may end up couch surfing, from one friends place to another or living in there car if they still have one. If more things go wrong then the resources become thinner as time goes on. The bad thing is the longer it takes to recover the harder it becomes to recover.

    The guy said he had lost his job as a security guard. He still had a laptop and I imagine a few other resources he could use. Even collecting cans could have provided at least enough money to eat and find a place with some internet access. The way he described it didn't sound like he had been a long term homeless person living under a bridge pushing a shopping cart around. The method he described as using to get started is one of the most common there is. He wrote an ebook to sell on clickbank and used adsense to start promoting it. It was a lot easier to get traffic in 2004 so he could have made a few sales even before he started paying for adsense, but even if he didn't it's totally believeable a homeless guy, (especially if it hadn't been too long since he'd gotten into that situation.) could come up with $15 a day to get it started. Once it brought in some sales then that could pay for the ads itself.

    There would have also been some good fortune involved in that as well, he was able to write at least a somewhat decent book, and picked a decent niche, sot it's totally believable he could have done what he says.

    Now as far as being a guru. Obviously that's the case. He says right in the interview "Here is the list of 32 strategies that have been proven to work for myself and my students:" So he's apparently already established himself in that role. lol

    I don't know if his story is true or not, but there's really no reason it couldn't be true.
     
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    I agree with others, it stinks of WF shite.
     
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    While Motivational, he kind of made it seem like the "Laptop Millionaire" was a person he made up for motivation and entertainment. Solid book nonetheless except that a lot of the book really needs to be completely updated.
     
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    Short terms methods also included.

    GreyWolf explains everything, hope you got it.

    He didn't homeless whole of his life.

    I'm not seeing any Ebook or crappy method above, its a general method of make money specially in 2004. So please don't mess up this thread with WF

    Thanks for explanation GreyWolf.

    Its just a working method and a story to motivate newbies of BHW to let them know online marketing still contains a juice to be rich if you believe in hardwork. Online marketing isn't to just survive things its s way to enjoy a luxurious life. So please don't be compare with WF.
     
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    Great post. That's really inspiring reading that.
     
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    32 good strategies, if you do them all the right way it's bound to work, though I guess very few will actually go through all of them, most will give up after trying a couple and not seeing immediate results.
     
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    Great share.

    It will help a lot of people here.
     
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    Gives me hope. But it also makes me mad. I encountered IM when I was in highschool but I never really cared about it. If I had, I probably would have had a lot easier of a time doing it. Back when I was spoiled rotten and stuff. lol

    Instead im stuck doing it as a means to survive and hopefully make it . -.-
     
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    A story I agree with, a method? Certainly not.

    It is like me saying how I became a millionaire.

    1. Work at MacDonalds
    2. Wash cars
    3. Work in a warehouse
    4. Get a job in a bank
    5. Become a teacher
    6. Become a pimp
    7. Sell blow jobs
    8. Become an engineer
    9. Sell sweets to kids
    10. Get a paper round
    11. Work behind a bar
    12. Do IM
    13. Become CEOSams PR
    14. Train to be a jockey.
    15. Join the army
    16. Practice being a witch doctor
    17. Be a real doctor
    18. Beg for money in the streets
    19. Become a cowboy
    20. Be an actor
    21. Sing a song
    22. Computer programmer
    23. BHW moderator
    24. Stick your money on red at a casino
    25. Casino croupier
    26. Think I will be a pilot today
    27. Wow now I am an astronaut
    28. Do a bit of fishing
    29. Shake one off on cam
    30. Busking
    31. Talk a bit of shit on the internet
    32. Become a clown

    I have tried many of these ways but probably most profitable was sucking cock for money and talking shit on the internet.

    Basically all that has happened here is some probable nobody has listed a list of things to do on the internet which 99% of us know 99% of anyway, then he says, Yeah that is how I became a millionaire.

    Well I am sorry, I am not really sold, I have read the WF before.
     
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    You will have to ask Charlie Floate, that is not my scene.
     
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