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See how much I can make in one week.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Col2eight, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Col2eight

    Col2eight Newbie

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    Here's the deal.

    Basically, I'm not good at online monetizing. Mostly because I am pretty lazy and skip over everything that I don't want to read or want to learn. Also the fact that I don't want to take risks or spend the little money that I have doesn't help at all...

    I have always lacked motivation, which is the key to me succeeding. Having that goal in mind and having the motivation to get there is the only way I will finish something.

    I made a little here and there from ShareCash, ClickBank, etc. I have made nothing from Adsense or CPA; mostly because I just can't figure out Adsense. (I always make everything much more complicated than it should be.)

    So, for my motivation, you guys are it. I'm brand new to these forums (not all forums, but this one). I some motivation from a post by uma4guma (can't post link, need to be a member longer). I bought a domain hoping to make money from Amazon.

    I bought a domain from GoDaddy and a guy helped me out with free hosting.
    So now I'm going to try my damnedest to monetize the s hit out of it. It won't be a huge payout, but I'm hoping for a steady amount of cash flow for a while.

    The site is going to be focused on Amazon deals and from there I'm going to use an Amazon affiliate link.

    Note: I don't have an Amazon affiliate account yet because I need a website--which I have, but it's not designed yet. I downloaded a free website theme which I could base my current design off of and it will take a while to finish and set up. So for right now, I need a checklist!


    +===================================+
    | Checklist
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    | Design site [ In the process ]
    | Get traffic - Legit and paid [ ]
    | Figure out Adsense! [ ] (yeah...wish me luck)
    | Apply for Amazon affiliate account and get in [ ]
    | Profit?? [ ]
    +===================================+


    Hopefully you guys can help me out with a little motivation and helpful tips and tricks.

    Wish me luck! I'll definitely be posting back here to keep ya'll updated and I'll keep you updated on my profits (or loss)!


    EXPENSES:
    $8.57 - 1 year domain from GoDaddy
    $5.00 - Fiverr order to convert my .PSD to HTML
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    $12.57

    REVENUE/PROFIT:
    ...
    ...
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    *crickets chirping*
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  2. etrader

    etrader Regular Member

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    Wish you best luck ! And I am sure that you will reach your aim with this motivation..

    But , one week is little bit short for this kind of system..(I mean , for adsense earnings to see you need little more , like one month maybe ) . Paid traffic and adsense I dont know how efficient will be..

    But anyway , Beginning is the half of the way already..Keep working..
     
  3. Col2eight

    Col2eight Newbie

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    Thanks. Yeah, I know it will take me some time to earn on ads, but that's is just kind of an side-project. I'm not aiming to make a lot with it, I'm just including it on my site which hopefully I will be making some dough from Amazon products.

    I just need traffic so I can get ranked a little sooner.

    The week just gives me a short amount of time do get this finished and since it's so short, I'm motivated that much more.
     
  4. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    You have taken action and that's the first step to overcome your laziness.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Col2eight

    Col2eight Newbie

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    Thanks.

    A little update:
    I'm pretty much done designing the front page of the website in Photoshop. I now have to code it in Dreamweaver.

    Wish me luck, I'm terrible at HTML/CSS.
     
  6. mergethegreat

    mergethegreat Junior Member

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    I recommend using fireworks if you are bad at coding. It has css export which basically exports the html and css. Its not always perfect but most of the time it will be pretty close. You can fix it up from there. :)

    Plus FW is more user friendly than PS. Good luck!
     
  7. DevilMon

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    Why didnt you go with wordpres?
     
  8. MojoSoDope

    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    All you need is motivation and some thinking.
    Not a lot of over-thinking, but just some logical shit you need to
    think out first, once you got a plan, just bust your ass until you see
    some success, and don't even stop after that.
     
  9. internalsoul

    internalsoul Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    WOW!! you are moving pretty fast. I am terrible at designing, i wish i would have know that. Anyways best of luck with your journey on IM. May god bless you with success. Just keep your head down and stick to whatever you are doing.
     
  10. Col2eight

    Col2eight Newbie

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    Thanks!

    I feel a little guilty for doing this, but I basically just skipped out on coding the site. I've been trying literally all day to do it, but I can't figure it out. And Dreamweaver is such a mess sometimes. I just hopped on Fiverr and ordered someone to do it for me.

    I feel like a took the lazy way out, but I am too new to HTML to be able to code and entire site. I got the design down pretty good though, so I'm proud of myself on that.

    Now while I wait for my site to be converted, I sleep! :p
    It's all I can do right now. Aaaanndd...It's 4:30 AM...I haven't gone to bed before 4:00 AM the last week and a half.

    So, thanks again everyone for the tips and support, it's much appreciated!

    Edit:
    Damn, lol. I didn't see your post until after I posted. Well, it's too late but that's alright. Thanks for the tip! I will use that in the future.
     
  11. bornformoney

    bornformoney Senior Member

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    I second this too bro...you can go with wp

    on a side note though, I'm not that good at wp that's when I use notepad++ & powerpoint for making websites lol

    btw nice journal...all the best to you :)
     
  12. Col2eight

    Col2eight Newbie

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    Thanks.

    I tried WP a while back, but as far as I know, they only have blog themes, right? Or do they actually have regular website themes that I could have used?