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NEED HELP - A Little Advice / Direction / Focus

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JaredK, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. JaredK

    JaredK Newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I've been browsing and reading here on BHW for the past year or so.
    I didn't expect my first thread to be like this one, but here goes...

    I need some advice because I need about $2500 soon to pay for my parent's mortgage so it doesn't go to auction (long story of me already getting them a trial loan modification and parents being short each month because of mom's recent medical bills, but lender requires them to pay on time for the next 3 months with a moving auction date before can be approved for a permanent loan modification).

    BUUUUTTT, this isn't suppose to be a sob story thread...I have a few ideas/methods that I have found here and I would greatly appreciate any advice or direction as to what is best for me to focus on because there isn't enough time to test which method is best. And I know that 2 weeks is not enough time, but I have to try and gather as much as possible.

    My goal is to be able to get enough of the mortgage due Nov 29th (Dec 1st is a Sunday) and if not enough possibly borrow from a friend of a friend who is similar to a payday but more dangerous if you know what I mean. I already tried asking family/friends.

    I am not exactly a newb, I can do things or learn things pretty fast. I have experience in Wordpress, Drupal, html, basic web design, photoshop, basic seo that I learned here last year and Ive been an IT guy for over 15 years. But I cannot say I'm great at any of these things, but Im hopefully better than regular people. I also have a 800 # that has never been used, a pay pal acct, and I think we still have an eBay account.

    So here are some ideas/methods that I had in mind and I am hoping someone here can give me some direction
    as to which I should focus on. Or if there is anything better that I might have missed when searching here in BHW,
    I would greatly appreciate you letting me know. I also don't mind using your referral links if you pm them to me BUT
    please don't lead me on just to get me as a referral. And of course I don't expect anyone here to give me their exact
    methods.

    So, here are some methods that I had in mind:
    1. Payday offers - I originally considered this because I have used paydays 2-3 times over the past 10 years so I understand the mindset of potential customers and they seem to pay alot and fast...or at least they use to. I was about to buy 2 domains (one for redirects and one for main page) and join T3leads since since they pay weekly, but Im reading here today that something is going on and people are get paid $1 or less per lead??

    2. SEO - I learned how to do basic SEO from here a year ago and of course Im sure I can find someone here or on Fiverr
    to outsource to, but Craigslst seems saturated with SEO offers and due to my current job, I travel from city to city, state to state so getting offline clients is difficult. Also, my work hours make it difficult to meet with clients.

    3. Selling cheap websites on CL and possibly doing webhosting as reseller or do webhosting affiliate offer - Im decent with Wordpress and of course using templates and some photoshop work. But just like SEO, CL is saturated and offline not exactly possible.

    4. Ebay - I use to sell on eBay several years ago when I use to live 30 mins from a large distribution/wholesale company in San Jose, so I have some experience there. I think I have found a product that is not saturated on eBay as well as a distributor, but based on my calculations I would get 3x back of whatever I buy the product for. I only have maybe $100 to $200 to risk buying inventory right now, so it is going to take time to ramp up inventory and get sales up to reach my monthly goals assuming there is enough demand and since it is a low priced product.

    5. Amzon, Clckbnk, or ebay affiliate offers through CL, Youtube, etc - Probably good to start now, but I know will take months or a year to reach my monthly goal if I'm lucky.

    Feel free to PM me or reply anytime.

    Sorry for writing so much and thank you in advance!!
     
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  2. JaredK

    JaredK Newbie

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    I'm thinking I might go the SEO & cheap website route.
    I would greatly appreciate it if anyone, who has experience advertising SEO and websites online and on CL
    without needing to meet with clients, could let me know if it still doable or is advertising offline and meeting with
    clients the best way to sell these services?

    I remember about 1-2 years ago someone here was successful doing this and setup a small office
    and actually posted his agreement forms and sales emails for people to download, but I havent been
    able to find that thread again. I think he was making $10k per month outsourcing SEO. I think he even
    gave some type of guarantee of paying a percent back if site didnt make it to first page within a certain
    time frame.

    Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
     
  3. JaredK

    JaredK Newbie

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    No replies? Did I do something wrong or come off as begging? If I have, I'm sorry.

    By the way, I learned some basic seo from here about a year ago such as backlinks and linkwheels but
    do 2012 techniques still work after the most recent G changes? I'm also asking because
    a year ago I was helping someone with his seo in trade for some services and after a week
    of creating just a few .edu backlinks, he dropped from page 3 down to page 100+. There was a G update
    that week too so I assume it was that, but that kind of hurt my confidence in my SEO skills at the time.
     
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