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Make or break month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ste Fishkin, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I need to make about £3000 this month. Or I am in deep doo doo.

    Like, homeless.

    I'm 20 and live at home.

    I'm a fucking bum. I made mid 4 figures in all of last year doing web design. Did not contribute at all. Did not do jack but I paid for my own stuff I am not living off pocket money. I worked 2/3 days a week and played xbox the rest. I do not own anything of any value that I could sell either.

    I'm a fucking lazy fuck wit. A bum. Waste of fucking oxygen.

    I found out my dad has been behind with the mortgage for about 8 months. He lost his business last year and went from earning 60-70k to making maybe 10 an hour. He can't do it. I had no idea.

    I have just over 1 month to create a business and make some money.

    I have a paypal with -£90 in it.

    bank with £30 in it and £150 to be removed on the 12th because of bank charges.

    I'm due to pay £200 in tax on january 31st

    I have web design skills, seriously shit hot web design skills.

    Our internet is cut off right now.

    Tomorrow I'll be taking my xbox and games ect to the local store and getting some cash. I'll be paying the internet and making some real fucking money.

    I'll be building some major SEO clients this month - I have no choice.

    10 clients x £300 per month is my aim.

    I watched a video where a guy said "you get success when you want success like your next breath" - right now I totally get where he is coming from with that.

    I NEED to do this. Failure simply is not an option.

    If you need any web design work doing please get in contact. If you want some strong SEO work doing please again get in touch.

    I'll be keeping the thread up to date as stuff happens so that this can hopefully motivate the lazy shits that read this stuff and thing "I'll do it tomorrow..." every day. You can't live like that. You will get to the point where you can't carry on any more. This is my point now. Do not let yourself get to the same point. I need to help my dad out and reverse the useless son role.
     
  2. Snivy

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    Hits too close to home. Next thing you know a week has gone by, then a month, then 2 and you still havent done anything.

    Luckily, I have actually started though after the second month of not doing anything.

    Edit: You said you'd be homeless but don't you have parents you could stay with?
     
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  3. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I live with them. Whole family is in risk here.
     
  4. Snivy

    Snivy Regular Member

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    Thats what I get for not reading properly... my bad.

    Good luck man, I also seen that video with the guy who said "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful"

    Powerful stuff.
     
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    I totally get this bro, my first month or so in IM before i joined here i was like that, would do one tiny thing and then sit back thinking "well i've done my work for the day i can do more tomorrow" whereas now its like, right thats done move onto the next thing, i always say, if you can do it today why put it off til tomorrow :D but good luck man, i hope it works out for you.
     
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    This hits even closer to home than what OP said. Way closer. :eek:
     
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    I think its a problem that a lot of newbies struggle with, because when you are just starting out, just doing something right in IM is a good achievement, the key for me was making myself stop basking in the achievements and instead focus on getting some combos going. I can enjoy it later when i've got money coming in, but for now, work work and oh yeah, more work :D
     
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    Bro, dont be so hard on yourself. You're NOT useless. Just KEEP that DRIVE in your heart and in your mind. Try to do one thing at a time, so you dont get overwhelmed with things. Make a list of things you need to do, and focus on one and when your finished, go on to the next one. One foot in front of the other is how things get done! I wish you luck and success.
     
  10. IGKing

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    Oooh... best of luck. Never leave your computer, and do yourself a favor: block all time-distracting websites... Facebook..Twitter..Youtube..etc.
     
  11. HighBacklink

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    sad days does not stays forever friend, you are planning and that is good, ask your clients to pay as early as possible as you are good at your work in the SEO and you definitely want to do this in order to save yourself and your property from being taken away.I think you can do it, just put all that you have got into it,
     
  12. Ste Fishkin

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    First update.

    I've got myself a fantastic method to sell which I will share with you all. Out out every 100 emails I send I'm getting 10 come back and ask about my services.

    I'm happy with that and once I'm settled again I will share this method. I'm sure you all understand.

    So far I've sold 2 SEO packages. Both to hotels in different cities.

    I've also sold a website as well.

    On paper this is £1100 raised so far in just over a week. I'm happy with how its going but I really could do with more.

    I feel like I can certainly do this.

    Noobs. Just take action and don't stop. Hard work goes a LONG way. I've been working 20 hours every day since I started the thread. Return so far may not reflect the hours but I've sown the seeds to drag many more clients in.

    Like I said I get about a 10% enquiry rate from my emails with my method. I've sent over 600 in the last 24 hours. I only sent about 80 beforehand so hopefully this will really take off soon.
     
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    Nice to hear things are looking up for you OP. I'd just like to add a bit of advice, I didn't see this mentioned in regards to your SEO package. You should lock your clients into a maintenance fee for 6 months or longer if possible.

    This is a nice way to gain streams of passive income to tide you over on slower weeks. Even if you charged 25 dollars per month and had 14 clients you would be making 350.00 per month doing little to no work.

    Best of luck,
    ~Naz~
     
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    Great to hear a motivated person going out thanks!
     
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    If your trying to make money fast than I would say do cpa. Hit the minimum payout if there is one, and cash out fast.

    Dont even bother doing SEO because it takes some time. More than a month I would say.

    Good luck man. Remember you cant just sit around, you have to apply methods like doing labor.
     
  16. genosse

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    Glad to see you're taking action and having success. I've found that when you actually start looking for customers, you will often find them.That initial 1100 has got to be a killer motivator.

    The key now will be not to lose motivation after crunch time. We all work better under pressure. Keep your current clients, and keep finding more so that the next month isn't an issue. Keep that snowball rolling..

    Best of luck.
     
  17. JacksonMalloy

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    Subscribing. I know what you're going through, but I'm glad to see you're off to a good start!
    Look forward to the updates.
     
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    If you have good design skills with a decent portfolio there's no reason you shouldn't be making at least 4 figures each month.

    Just offering your services to the big 3 forums is sufficient. Offer a promo/special discount.

    All the best!
     
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    Sounds slightly familiar, mate. My experience is that when you're really screwed or "reality hits home" (don't really know the english expression), that's when the real motivation starts and you'll find ways to get out. It's life. I'm in the same situation and think I'm going in the right direction.

    Reminds me of a cliche story from "Think and Grow Rich". It was about ancient soldiers going to battle. They landed on the beaches and prepared for meeting their enemies. Major carnage and all that.

    The leader decided to burn the ships, so that either they would win or die. They won.

    I truly wish you all the best.

    Edit: Oh, shit didn't read your follow up! Great stuff.
     
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