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How to get startup money (Small amount)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Zodia, Mar 2, 2017.

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  1. Zodia

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    Hello BHWers

    So to start off, some backstory. I live in Sweden as a freelancer. For those of you not living here probably don't know the harsh financial climate some of us have.
    I personally make about 400USD per month, which barely covers my bills. However the alternative is 0 in income as I don't qualify for wellfare.
    As you probably understand, saving up a hundred or two for a sideproject is almost impossible as I already work an average of 15 hours as a freelancer but due to competition and then the taxes associated I don't make much. Nor are there any jobs available in my area (And no affordable living near me that I can move to. After all, we have a shortage of both jobs and housing here in Sweden.

    Now, I have a small project idea for my company that would expand it enough to make me about 1000 USD after six months. Problem is, I need about 300-500 USD to get started. Obviously I am not here asking you for this money. The idea is surrounded starting a blog, once it's up I can quickly make a living on it as I have contacts in media here in Sweden where I can freely market it. And I also have a contact network to garner advertisers.

    Rather, I am wondering what your ideas are on how to make some extra money. I sold of my valuables to pay my bills a long time ago so that's not an option and with my workload I cannot really pick up a secondary job as a freelancer.

    I did considering crowdfunding but there doesn't seem a crowdfunding site where my idea would apply. On top that I'd rather be anonymous for the first three months of my project and crowdfunding sites don't allow this, nor do I think I could make the money needed. After all the second phase of the idea is secret while the first phase is starting a full blog with investment involved and I highly doubt going on indiegogo saying "Plox fund my blog" would work.

    Sorry for this post, really. I know it comes of as really pathetic but I am in a hard spot right now and could use any advice you may have. So please do spare me the nasty remarks.

    Now to go hide under a rock for writing this post in the first place.
     
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    Yeah but not in Sweden. Still have the money but due to the nature of my project it would end horribly. It's currently stuck in Asia. Besides, I want to start this project within a week or two at most (Due to the time it will grow). However I am going to use that BTC for this project in the future, however won't be possible for the startup costs.
     
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    Living in Sweden and makes $400.
    Are you a fucking refuge, 15 years old or you live in the woods?
    Start working in McDonald, you will make 5 times that.
     
  7. Zodia

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    Told you, no jobs. I don't live in the bigger cities. Where I live the only option are jobs in the medical field and management positions. In other words, jobs that I (At least on paper) am totally unqualified for. Trust me, I check for job listings about three times a day.

    All the normal ways aren't possible. And if I was below 18 I would still live on student allowance, and if I was a refugee I would be eligible for wellfare (I tried, they paid 2/3 of my rent for one month and then told me good luck in finding a job)
     
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    What do you need the money for exactly in your startup project? What will the cost cover?
     
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    lol, what?

    Start doing better freelancing. You can sart making 10x that on any freelance website.
     
  10. Zodia

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    Well first of all the hosting related costs (70USD), then there are additional cost and fees associated with the project as I would need to pay certain people to get the associated help (People in similar fields), all in a total of 200, minimum. Preferably 400-500 to make it efficient. That's what got me into the idea of crowdfunding but that ended up in a brick wall.
     
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    Time for some popcorn.
     
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    Sent you a pm ..
     
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