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I want to marry in 12 Months, i need 20.000 USD for it, i will do it !

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  1. Seowett

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    Hi Guys,

    this is my first post on this Forum and maybe a bit different then the other ones.

    I want to marry my girl who is with me since 3 years and always stayed on my side even through very bad times.

    Now i want to challenge myself to do everything to give her the dream marriage that she deserves. For this i need 20.000 USD ( 6k ceremony costs , 14k property ) till 1.12.2016.

    I want to do everything to reach it , i will work as never before and i will make it happen.


    Till now i have a part-time job ( 3 days a week )which pays for my fix costs of arround 1000USD a month , so i have to earn the 20.000 USD through the internet, and i have every week 4 full days to do so ( I am willing to work 18hours+ these days ) and 3 days where i can work arround 4 hours a day besides my part-time job.

    I do not want to ask for anything here, sure ideas and mental support are always welcome but this Thread should be here to remind me every day and hopefully can give hope to other peoples out there when i have reached it.

    I live in Germany, so my focus will be during the first months, to create and support Websites in German.

    I can build Websites and i know much about CSS3, Html5 and Javascript.


    My first Idea is to get self-employed and Design Websites for locals in my town, also to renew their existing websites which are sometimes very old fashioned.

    Seoncondly i want to fill some niches with websites.


    If you have any idea which can help me to earn that amount of money during these time periods, maybe also copy some Ideas that worked well in the US , you are more then welcome :)

    Thanks for your attention :)


    I will update you on my challenge at least once a week.
     
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  2. BreaknBrix

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    Selling web design can be very profitable.

    I can tell you what I did but it may not work where you live.

    In the US we receive mailer coupons in the mail to buy shit from local businesses. The main 3 are valpak, supercoups and moneymailer. I started collecting these booklets of coupons everytime they came to my mail address or anyone else. Till I had a huge stack of coupons with businesses.

    A lot of the companies who pay for these suck at marketing. They get little to no return on the coupons. Their websites are shit. Their coupons are shit. A surprising amount don't even have websites.

    But this was how I generated all my leads.

    1) Went through all the coupons 1 by 1.
    2) Marked coupons with very basic copywriting problems.
    3) Problems like not CTA on the coupon.
    4) No social proof or testimonials.
    5) Bragging, boasting, not speaking to the customer.
    6) Websites that looked like brochures.
    7) I just looked for BAD marketing.

    After I "reviewed" the coupons I did 1 of 2 things.

    1) Directly called businesses reading off a list of things they were not doing. Basically reciting case studies I printed off the web. So I'd impress them with all this knowledge then legitimatize that knowledge to show how much money they could make if I helped them implement these changes.

    2) I'd go as far as emailing them reports, bullet point lists of corrections I wanted to make, and most importantly I'd offer to do it for "free".

    What's crazy is I had no real system in place. I just thoroughly convinced people I could help them make more money and that I'd start working for free.

    I ALWAYS made sure the people gave buying signals like "yeh, we were planning on getting a new website" or "we know our marketing can be better we just (insert excuse)".

    I really just went on gut instinct. Being super friendly while measuring people up. Then I'd redesign something simple for them for free. I'd work on rapport. I did a lot of slave work the first few weeks to impress people and make THEM feel the need to reciprocate.

    After just 1 month of doing this I was taking more work than I could handle. Scheduling people back 1 week. Then 2 weeks. Within 4 months I had clients booked over a month. I think at 1 point I was scheduling 6 weeks in advance.

    I was averaging around $4,000 / month. Doing 2 websites a week for usually $500. Sometimes less sometimes more. Then gradually raised my prices. Another thing I did was OVERDELIVER ON EVERY JOB. So if a client paid for a, b & c, I'd give them a, b, c, d, f, & g. By doing this I got so many referrals I had no time to market myself anymore. I literally went on Warrior Forum to give away web design leads for free. My threads still up till this day. And then I started selling leads. Then I got into local lead gen which was much more profitable.

    If you're hungry like I was and that conviction comes across when you speak to people you'll make bank guaranteed.

    -BB

    ps. I NEVER had a script for cold calling. I just had a few stacks of coupons, case studies then templates I'd change up and personalize for emailing.
    pss. Previous to all of this I had built 2 whole websites using wordpress. I had 0 knowledge of coding whatsoever. To the point where by my 5th or 6th client I was STILL paying guys on fiver just to install wordpress for me. I was paying guys to install contact7 and add simple colors to forms. To install slideshow plugins. It's really embarrassing how little I knew back then. I just made it work cause I had the drive which is all that matters.
     
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  3. Tendo

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    That looks like a very authentic plan to me
     
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    Your story just made me fired up. Best regards to you and to OP.
     
  5. meathead1234

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    I would recommend finding a full-time job/more paid work. That way you have a 100% chance of making the money you need with the hours you are willing to work.

    $20k in your first year of IM is certainly possible, but the vast majority of people won't hit that.
     
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    You should not get married.
     
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  7. darko1x

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    good luck with your journey, i live in germany too, i'm a student at HTW if you heared about, if you don't minde me asking what is this partime job that get you 1000$ a month ?
     
  8. seosky

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    Try to get a full time job.
     
  9. Seowett

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    Thanks for the answers so far,

    especially big thanks to Breaknbrix , your post get me even more motivation to reach it with a lot of passion into it. I think i can use some of your advices in my country :)

    meathead1234 and seosky , i would do it, but there is no chance you find someone who is paying you without the best education 3000 USD+ a month here ( because i also have to skipp my partime job then so i can work fulltime :) ) . Sure it would be the easiest way if they would let me work 15hours every day but noone let you do it here in Germany because its not allowed ;-) . So yes i know it's a big challenge but i am really willing to work like hell for it.


    darko1x, i work as a Internet Recuriter for a Jobfirm.
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Your plan is flawed OP. Forget the wedding.
    Save the $20000, build a Business then get married in the future (obviously with a fair prenup).
    Unless you are already wealthy then forget this idea of treating your future spouse to the wedding she deserves, unless of course you are both working towards the same goal.
    People get into debt and all sorts of crazy shit to get married and have a dream honeymoon.
    It is utterly ridiculous, and don't think I am not a romantic person, I am but I am also a realist and as most relationships that fail, break drown due to money issues, it seems senseless to start married life without a strong foundation.
    If you really want to treat her, then invest that $20000 or put it towards your first property, get married in a registry office then when you split up just give her 50% of the investment, it will probably work out cheaper.
     
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  11. Seowett

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    W130SN , i normally would agree with you here, but we are working towards that goal since 2 years and to be tell the true more or less the time is running out to found a family( i am 30 and she is 34..) , as also from her family side there is some pressure. It is not that we are totally out of money , she is self-employed earns her own money and we have already a own little property ( for which i need most of the 1000USD from my parttime job ) and what i said above means that i do not want to earn only the 20K and then skipp. Of course i want to see this as a longterm Buisness but the first "profit" i would spend in that marriage, as i can tell after these many years that this would be the best "investment" i would did in my life so far.
     
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  12. meathead1234

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    This is a good point. Spending 20x what you're currently earning on a wedding is ridiculous. 2-4x monthly income is more sensible. That money can be used much better elsewhere.
     
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    Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work for it! It will come in sweet moments.

    Good luck to your wedding... Looking forward to your divorce - joke.
     
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    I do understand where you are coming from, but rather than spend $20000 that you can't afford on one special day, you could use that $20000 to build something that could lead to a lifetime of special days.
    At your current starting position you state you earn $12000 p/a with your P/T job, if you have the necessary skills and determination to make an extra $20000 in one year (achievable for some, impossible for most) then it would be better to roll that $20000 over to the next year and see what you can do, who knows you could make an extra $50000 or $100000 the following year enabling you to get married and have a healthy bank balance to begin your married life ...
    ... Or spend that $20000 on ONE DAY and start the first day of married life broke with just your P/T job to support you.
    I also understand the family pressures but you are both Adults and should decide for yourself what is best.
    Anyway, I wish you and your GF all the best, whatever you decide.
     
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    How much is your girlfriend/fiancee paying? If nothing, you may want to re-think all of it.
     
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    Woah, why are you being a prick to him?
     
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    Don't spend all your savings to marry someone because staying and maintaining happy marriage is more expensive than getting married and hosting wedding. Plan to make that money to secure your future and that of the family that will come out of your marriage to your heartthrob......but don't struggle just to make that whole money just to spend it on wedding ceremony, think about sustaining your marriage after the wedding, that's the major challenge and not the wedding
     
  18. Seowett

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    W130SN, meathead1234 and accofranco, you are right the wedding itself will be costs of arround 6K USD i would never spend 20K on a single event , the rest we want to invest in a property where her parents would pay the rest ( its kind of a old tradition and this is the 14k for , so it would be not wasted money ), but i think this goes a bit to far now :)

    I just hope to get here mental support and maybe some Methods which worked in other countries to copy and get it run with hard work in Germany as well :)


    upperminds do you really think i would call a woman the right choice if she let me pay everything without any effort to support me on the one or other way? She supported me with money and living space in my hardest times not a lot woman would do so, especially not in her culture where it is all about "dont lose face " .
     
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    I give it 5 years and this dude will kick himself for spending $20k on a chick.
     
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