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If you were a small investor with $5000 USD What would you invest in?

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  1. gingerbuzz

    gingerbuzz Junior Member

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    If you were a small investor with $5000 USD in life savings and very little investment/market knowledge, what would you invest in to give yourself a comfortable return whilst not risking total loss of capital?
     
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    Definately offline marketing. Don't even need that
    big of a budget to make 2x that amount with any of
    the following:

    Lead generation
    App marketing
    Website creation
    Mobile Marketing
    ORM

    Learn all you can about one specific service
    and create your own plan to be the leader of it.
    Take it from there and scale to doing more!

    Just a quick 2cents If I had to start even with $100
    $5000 opens more possibilities if you know what you want to do :)
     
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    Hey what's ORM btw?
     
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    an education.
     
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    Oil companies. just buy Total or Statoil.
     
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    Get real!

    You ain't going to get a comfortable return on five grand just by investing.
     
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    I just started with a 14yr old company thats paying 1-2% a day. Its a profit share company that shares 50% of their profit with affiliates and so far rocking it.

    I can get you into a private webinar this week. Pm me and will get you details.
     
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    There is a lot of details on it here on BHW,
    just do a quick search for it ;)
     
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    not again.....
    But silver and gold is the way to go :)
    if you want to work besides investing , the best thing is, imho , to create a solid marketing consulting website and start Marketing the hell out of it and get as many clients as you can .
    Piece of advice : the better and the more professional your site look the more you can charge your customers :)
    Cheers
     
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    Go for multiple JV with this capital. Be sure you are investing in something real than a future plan.
     
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    Education (not college or anything, but a real education).
     
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    $5000 is a good amount to start with. If you wanna invest online then I would have made a huge authority site. If you wanna go offline then this would really differ from country to country.

    You can start your own offline/Online shop, look for different drop-shippers from China, buy the stuffs in bulk for cheap price and they resell them at your own store.
     
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    Honestly, $5,000 is not enough to invest for the purpose of constant yields. Even if you get 8% return ala bonds, you would only be getting around $400 a month.

    If it were me, I would create a product and use the $5,000 to market it.
     
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    There is no such investment without "risking total loss of capital". Even your bank deposits could be worthless if the bank goes under and the Fed decides not to bail it out. Look at what the heck is happening to Greece.

    I have been investing for 20 years and made 6 figures out of it. So believe me when I say that there WILL be risk. Just look at your net worth, knowledge, competency, experience and risk tolerance and decide. If you ask me, some risk must be made to make money, however for most people the risk must never be more than 50% of your cold hard cash (not your total net worth which could be non-liquid and may experience a free-fall in value when the economy goes bust). Also NEVER put all your eggs in 1 basket. The only certainty is that there is no certainty in life.

    If its investments, do yourself a favor and seek a qualified/accredited financial advisor. If its in the Internet realm, good luck as no such advisor exists but try to find a really good mentor. :)
     
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    Yeah it is true in order to make money you have to be willing to risk some. You know running or starting a
    business is like gambling in a way. But besides that if it was me I would consider buying wholesale non vero
    items for ebay and listing them. Just find some hot selling items on ebay using a keyword search. At least you
    have a tangible asset when you buy these items with your investment money.

    Hope this helps and good luck !
     
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    Put it all on red and cross your fingers.

    Or is it black? I forgetz.

    Either way, you cant lose. Very little risk (50% max!).

    Go for it.

    Let us know how that works.

    If that fails, you can do like the rest us did, and start reading, testing methods and learn what works before your scale up.

    You know what ever.
     
  18. gingerbuzz

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    "You can start your own offline/Online shop, look for different drop-shippers from China, buy the stuffs in bulk for cheap price and they resell them at your own store."

    Appreciate your comments but being in Singapore, i know first hand how much rubbish comes out of china - quality is so inconsistent and i would be worried id be making too many refunds.
     
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  19. gingerbuzz

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    "Get real!

    You ain't going to get a comfortable return on five grand just by investing."

    I think that depends on your definition of comfortable. At present i have achieved 19% over 8 months - it's good when you compare it to the banks but i'm guessing it's peanuts to what some of you guys are making. But seriously do you know that there are people who dont earn 5k a year?
     
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  20. gingerbuzz

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    "Put it all on red and cross your fingers.

    Or is it black? I forgetz.

    Either way, you cant lose. Very little risk (50% max!).

    Go for it.

    Let us know how that works."

    Hmm think i'll give that a miss - dont want to be jumping off the roof of the Marina Bay Sands with the other losers.
     
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