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Newbies: Make $50/day by actually doing work [No shortcuts] [For teenagers]

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by macdonjo3, May 5, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

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    As with anything, the safest and most reliable way to make money is by learning a skill and monetizing it.

    A lot of high school newbies come on the forum and think words like "CPA" or "Adsense" mean easy money. They just overwhelmed for things they shouldn't get overwhelmed by.

    Here's my proposal for you... create something sustainable by learning a valuable skill.

    For example:

    1. Go to Udemy.com and sit through a few dozen hours of Photoshop (and maybe Illustrator) courses.
    2. Practice every lesson in Photoshop and waste time in Photoshop learning new things. Try to copy things you've seen.
    3. Then go browse Photoshop and Illustrator design videos on YouTube.
    4. Save your best creations in a folder as you make them.
    5. After you spend hundreds of hours, you'll be able to start listing your skills on this forum in the BST section.

    Sure this is no shortcut to riches but it'll get you an income that you can then use to re-invest into something bigger.

    I'm pretty sick of not being able to find a designer for the right need, and the good designers on the forum are either too clogged with orders or they've stopped taking orders. It's easy to get into the market once you've practiced enough to show us some of your awesome work.

    Personally, I started in 2009 by writing content when I was like 13 or 14 years old after school. Since English is my first language, it was not hard to get $5 per 500 word article. I then scaled to website creation, then software, and now I continue to create software and mobile apps.

    $50 per day might not be a ton of money, but I'm sure it's just as much as your high school friends are at their mindless repetitive dull job. What you're doing is scalable and more enjoyable in many ways. Then you can do what I do, hire fellow students to expand operations, except I do it for programmers.
     
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    Thanks for sharing OP - there really is no excuse for noobs to not make money.

    Its just too simple, with plenty of good methods shared to begin with no cash - including your method.
     
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    This is great for people just starting out.
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    Thanks guys, but unfortunately the thread won't get much attention because this isn't what people want to hear. They want to hear there is a new dead-easy way to make money by working just 4 hours a week. :)
     
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    A lot of us have been spoiled over the years and occasionally stumbled on projects that work so well and seemingly effortlessly that we may have failed to build these more sustainable revenue streams into our models and methods. I could probably have marketed any of the various skills I've learned from time in the trenches, but simply chose to keep focusing on quick hitting cash machines that all too often dry up.

    Fortunately - I do lots of outsourcing in various capacities, but I probably would have made a lot more money over the years with a more concerted effort to market exactly the kinds of skills one can develop from just a few short months of effort and building portfolios. Seems you're really talking about seeing yourself, your services, or your products as an actual brand/business. This is actually hugely valuable if people read your post with a bit of context.

    Of course you could jazz it up by mentioning ways to scale/outsource/duplicate whatever you already know that is working. I'm sure you don't work anywhere near as hard as you used to, but continue to derive considerable revenue and profits. Even if you're only at $50/day ... it's every day ... and if you wanted to I bet you could easily scale to higher income levels. It just seems likely you achieved your short-term goals and are content. Nothing wrong with being happy, or writing an awesome post.

    Way to go.
     
  6. Shadexpwn

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    Most adults at 9-5's don't make 50 a day.

    Its a lot as long as you don't blow it, this would absolutely work wonders for most people as long as they can get it to work.