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I have $2000, and want to start a profitable IM venture

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by FireSpark142, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. FireSpark142

    FireSpark142 Registered Member

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    Background story, I'm getting a large check from selling insurance, and seeing as I am in school, living with my parents, paid for all my schooling, and already have a part-time job to pay for my own gas, phone, etc, I want to finally accomplish my dream of successful IM'ing. My truck is paid off, absolutely no debt, and plenty of free time, I can write in html5, css3, php, javascript, sql, and marginal amounts of python and java. I'm attending school for Database Administration full time, and already have offers from fortune 500 companies for data analyst positions / web dev. This is all from hard work on my part and very careful spending. I actually get around $3,000, but the rest is being put into an emergency fund and paying the final dime of my credit card debt.

    Ideas I'm open too: IM, Wordpress Development, White-hat, site flipping, cryptocurrency (Preferably non-bitcoin such as x11 / x13 / x15 scrypts,), crypto currency day trading (I have no idea how to go about this, but am interested if proven profitable).

    (I want passive income, not so much a full blown - 70 hour a week business, mind you, I'm taking 17 credit hours, working 25 hours a week, and have a girlfriend.)

    Ideas I absolutely refuse: Porn (Not my cup-a-tea), scamming, spinning, black-hat.

    Mind you, I'm a very analytical person and thus will mull over something till I'm certain I can make profit, I've already lost thousands to jumping the band-wagon on IM bs, and thus now will be very, very careful.

    Pre thanks, and I appreciate the help! PMing me is totally okay too, I understand secrets of the trade (;
     
  2. moosicles

    moosicles Newbie

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    Try your hand at fb ads. Give away info products and retarget people who bite for other niche related products. Authority Hacker has a post or two that expands on it I believe
     
  3. FireSpark142

    FireSpark142 Registered Member

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    I will have to look into that. Hmm.
     
  4. BadGrammar

    BadGrammar Registered Member

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    Ironically I started my journey with 1500. I've done really good with kindle books and Amazon affiliate marketing. Do be careful with your seed money. Spread it out.
     
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    Before you get crazy PMs from scammers, read this thread:

    IM 101: The Basics of Making Money Online in 2015 and Beyond!

    They are the basics of making money online.

    The thread should give you an idea of how to earn money online.

    Simple:

    > Know what to sell
    > Know who is buying
    > Know where to find the ones buying ;)

    Scale it big!
     
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    anafsp1 Junior Member

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    Can I ask what you consider black hat?
    I started with site flipping. Now I am more into building websites for my own profit with good backlinks and keywords, on page SEO... Site flipping can be very stressful. Build a good website with solid backlinks and content. Try Pinterest instead of FB, FB is saturated in my opinion.
     
  7. Raven13

    Raven13 Power Member

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    Try Amazon Affiliate, it could be a good start. 1500 you can experiment with up to $700 (2 or 3 websites) than you develop the one making you most of the money.

    Content $200x3 (3 to 5 usd per 500 words article)
    Hosting max $40/year
    Domain names $14x3 (you can get domains at $0.99 if you use coupons)

    Good luck!!
     
  8. FireSpark142

    FireSpark142 Registered Member

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    Blackhat Backlinking, it's gotten me effectively nowhere.
     
  9. FireSpark142

    FireSpark142 Registered Member

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    Ironically I have a Amazon Seller Central Professional Account, and use Amazon FBA, and if I could find a way to profit using my FBA, with my LLC, By all reason I would. I just can't seem to figure out how to rank for my products. Blegh.
     
  10. jak19

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    read some of the great amazon journeys in detail and go from there