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Newbie with about $3k looking to start making 1.5k+ a month...suggestions please?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by flipstyle, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. flipstyle

    flipstyle Junior Member

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    I happened to stumble on this forum through an associate of mine who claims to be making serious coin in the spamming industry. He tends to flaunt his screencap'd paydays but always seems reluctant to share his methods. So figured I'd give this place a quick glanceover...and glad I did.

    The only problem is, like many, I am both overwhelmed and flustered at the plethora of information flooding each thread. Over the course of the past 3 weeks, I have dabbled a bit in cpa spamming on a few sites, as well as tinkered around with some wordpress'ing with automated software, but each leads me back to the ultimate underlying truth: I need a focus.

    A brief backstory: I have been unemployed for well over a year now. I'm educated and tend to regard myself as fairly technically savvy. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I'm surrounded by a complete lack of real-world job opportunities. Thus I've been doing odds and ends for the past year, and managed to accumulate close to 10k. This involved all personal IRL tasks including ebay resale. But now I see the incredible revenue potential of the IM industry and I can't help but want to give it a shot.

    So here I am...with a self-allotted 3k initial bankroll to fund whatever project I set to put my mind to. I am not tied down by a family or kids, so I can devote as much of the day as needed to getting my project(s) off the ground.

    Here are my initial set goals (whether or not they are realistic is irrelevant to me at this point):

    -invest in a system (primarily blackhat but would be an added bonus if it naturally lends itself to whitehat in a few months) that will earn me a minimum of 1.5k+ a month regardless of the amount of hours worked needed

    - have the system grow exponentially within a years' time frame...as I would like to be making a minimum of 4k+ a month by the 12th month


    Again, these may sound like outlandish goals to many (though some may scoff and think I'm aiming way too low), but there they are...and I'd be more than happy if I fulfilled them.

    I don't mind juggling a few methods religiously, but I'd like to keep it to 3 or less so that I can really focus my attention on the upsides and caveats of each. I have $3k to spend and an ************** of free bh programs at my disposal (thanks to this site :) ).

    Your replies and suggestions on the best methods to achieve my goals would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. m0ose89

    m0ose89 Newbie

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    I hate to break it to you, but there is no sure shot in IM. Any experienced marketer will tell you that this is more about trial-and-error and taking the time and putting in the work to see what works best for you than anything else. My advice is to just browse the forum and find something that you can be committed to for a long period of time, and stick to it.

    If there was an automatic money maker, no one would ever do anything else. The thing is, every method CAN make money as long as you twist it to a way that works for you and you work hard and keep it up.

    Best of luck to you,
    m0ose89
     
  3. flipstyle

    flipstyle Junior Member

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    ^^ I appreciate the sincerity. You make some very valid points.

    I will admit, one particular method that has caught my eye is email cpa marketing on high converting offers. I understand true, high quality up-to-date targeted opt-in lists can be extremely expensive, but what kind of money am I generally looking at here? Is this an advisable route to try right off the bat? (as I fear it will take a great chunk of that 3k)
     
  4. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    u can do that easy, depends on what u into shoot me a pm and u don't need to spend anything near 3k
     
  5. Given

    Given Regular Member

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    Don't spend any money at first. Try only free methods so you get a feel and grasp of things before taking a big step. After you try a few things out then decide on what to spend money with.

    That's what I would do anyway.
     
  6. iZack

    iZack Newbie

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    Trying and FAILING is a big part of online marketing
     
  7. darkface

    darkface Senior Member

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    Use PPC. IF you are good with numbers and tracking its a good way and 3k would be around the right amount to get started. You will loose some at first but don't be discouraged by that. Everyone started out loosing. Its how it is. Only by tweaking and testing your campaigns you can win.