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How to step up a gear from $100's to $1000's a month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dj4play, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. dj4play

    dj4play Newbie

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    OK - I don't have the answer unfortunately. :-(

    I was hoping some of the pros on here could explain how to really step up a gear in terms of making money through the various IM channels - I can quite easily make $100s a month with a LOT of work. How do I get to the next level - ie. make $1000s with a LOT LESS work. :)
     
  2. dj4play

    dj4play Newbie

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    Sorry, I should include what i've tried:

    Adsense - around $100 a month after tons of promotion (white hat, long term strat)

    JustAnswer.com - Answering questions - around $200 a week, unbelievable amount of time and effort

    E-Whoring - too much time, left me feeling sick, doesn't convert amazingly well - not a long term strat

    Amazon arbitrage (gumtree/craigslist) - this didn't work as well as I'd have hoped. Posted a few ads, handfuls of clicks, no conversions.
     
  3. bape

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    or find 2 day jobs. work 24 hours a day. you'll be earning more than 1k a month ;)
     
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  4. dj4play

    dj4play Newbie

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    Helpful
     
  5. bape

    bape BANNED BANNED

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    when i first encountered this forum, never did i make such a thread like this. i stayed quiet for a few months. been reading and reading and reading til my eyes hurt. been also taking notes. Bookmarking threads that are on the money section of the forum. Last but now least, been doing a few JV's with peeps on this forum.

    goodluck bruh.
     
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  6. slacker

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    Fuck corporate america!
    JVs = Junior Ventures right?

    I'm also new on the forums and have been bookmarking and reading a lot.

    Post = Helpful :)
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    To add a zero, you need to scale up. If you have an item or a site that is making you $100 a month, then take some of that money and outsource more content, or start buying adwords. If something is working, just multiply.

    "Wiz"
     
  8. bape

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    yep, that's correct.

    just remember, always motivate yourself to take action. do not procrastinate!!!!!
     
  9. dj4play

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    The adsense thing is working - but slowly - and I *have* tried some of the noob scams around. I can build sites all day - and I *do understand* I can make plenty of cash doing freelance (which I do) but I'm looking for the long tail with a fair amount of automation.

    I'm sticking with the white-hat adsense for the long-term but was hoping I could multiply my channels of income, just interested in seeing which of the methods have been genuinely successful for the real pros on here.

    I was hugely inspired by Doug's $15k a month niche builds - and that seems the closest to what I've been looking for, but I was interested in seeing what other pros have as their portfolio.

    I guess what I'm looking for is the pareto 80/20 so I can minimise my efforts and get the max bang for the buck that's all. :)
     
  10. dealhunter

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    If you can make hundreds per month you already know the answer! Just do the methods you know and make them larger. For example if you flip websites and only make a couple hundred per month, start outsourcing the work overseas to someone for cheap and sell for more. That will give you the ability to sell more websites every month and it will be automated, so you will have more time for trying other methods.

    I don't know much about JustAnswer*com but im sure you can outsource it to someone, at least the responses you give to others.

    The key is matching your traffic to the best affiliate program. If the amazon program doesn't work well for you with craigslist try another affiliate that will convert better.

    For me outsourcing is everything because I can pay someone to do the tedious methods that I get bored with and try new methods while I am already making money.

    Dont give up, find ways to do the methods you know work, while you research new ones.

    I hope this helps some. This forum is a great place to gain knowledge from experienced people but no one here is going to spoon feed you with there hard earned methods. Make sure you ask targeted questions to show you are trying.

    Good Job on your success so far and good luck!
     
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