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The struggles of a retail life...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Spondoolies, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Spondoolies

    Spondoolies Newbie

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    Newbie here. *waves*

    The struggles of a retail life...

    A repetitive SOUL DESTROYING environment,
    Instability,
    Lousy Hours,
    Cranky Staff,
    Busy and slow periods,
    Lack of appreciation
    LOUSY PAY!!

    I put 8 hours a day in for £50.04 a day, in the CUBE (as i call it)
    I DESPISE it with a passion, so after a little browsing i stumbles upon you lot.

    My question is, are there ways using the techniques you lot use, i can make money online, (£50 a day)

    i want to be at a point where i dont need that job and i can supplement my income using techniques i may pic up here.... maybe i dont know what im getting myself into, maybe a lot of work? i willing to give it a shot....

    what do i need to do guys??? can you explain or direct me in the right places???

    all the advice is greatly appreciated :)

    ~ Spondoolies
     
  2. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What exactly are you selling, do u own the store or just work there?
     
  3. Spondoolies

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    i work there lol.
     
  4. VinceC

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    Welcome and you are already in the right place. Just havea right mindset and study a method out of so many here that interest you most. Aak question if in doubts andstick to it for at least 6 mths.
     
  5. Techxan

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    Well, you have a lot of reading to do.

    And for the record, it will take longer and cost more than you can imagine. Especially if you try to cheap your way through it.

    And a 40 hour work week is a distant memory, at least at first.
     
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  6. Spondoolies

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    thank you :) what are the most true, tried and tested methods?
     
  7. CharlesI

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    I too work in retail ^^ though perhaps not as bad a place hehe but I would suggest using your position to get an idea of how customers shop, whats trending, marketing etc. You can learn a lot and use it towards other things. Also employee discounts. Could be something there ^^
     
  8. Spondoolies

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    trending? cigarettes and alcohol lol :p

    its just a local boring grocery shop
     
  9. Trepanated

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    1. Research (lots of method threads to be found here with the search bar)
    2. Pick a method (after you have read lots of threads from step 1)
    3. Work that method
    4. Analyze the results
    5. Adjust
    6. Repeat until you make money.

    If you don't make money, start from step one again.

    This will work.
     
  10. CharlesI

    CharlesI Newbie

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    Ecigs are up and coming. Perhaps contact a wholesaler and start selling to your regular cigarette users as an alternative. Or start a website. Always something.

    Sorry when I see retail i think like sears or something haha.
     
  11. Slim.

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    Welcome mate. I used to be in your position when I first started IM 8 years ago. I wont lie to you and tell you its easy, it isn't. BUT. If you are willing to learn and are able to motivate yourself then there is no reason why you cannot start making a decent wage. Its all about how bad you want it.

    A few pointers. Start by reading as much as possible. Some guides cost money, most do not. There are some seriously talented people on this forum who, if you are willing to listen, will give you their advice and experience for free. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

    In terms of making money, there are hundreds of different ways that you can do it. For me I am all about organic SEO and Social so my knowledge of other areas is not quite as refined as some here but my advice would be to check out googles keyword planner, search for a niche that interests you. Like gaming? Look for keywords related to that. You want to make sure you focus (particularly in the beginning) on low to medium competition keywords. Once you know what you are going to target purchase a domain that is relevant to your chosen niche. Start creating as much QUALITY content as possible. Create a twitter, facebook, pinterest and google+ account and start building a social following. Use these accounts to push articles that you publish on your site. Look into guides around building a back link profile. Make sure that the links you get at least appear genuine and are of decent quality. As your site starts to generate traffic look at what your competition is doing to monetize those keywords, generally speaking they will have a much better idea of how that traffic engages with the ads so it will be a good starting place.

    I understand that is an incredibly vague summary but I am in the middle of making dinner so I am feeling lazy. Just remember it differs depending on what it is you want to do and how you want to go about doing it. So once again, read read read! Do not be afraid to fail. I didn't make any money at all in my first year of IM and in fact probably lost money but keep at it. If you ever need help feel free to shoot me a pm and ill do my best to answer anything for you.

    Good luck out there!
     
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  12. Spondoolies

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    i will do the research haha...

    im just curious f the best methods, my resources do really extend further than my laptop and the internet atm lol (due to low wages aha)
     
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    If you work somewhere that sells goods that aren't consumable, maybe work that discount and resell some stuffs?
     
  14. noseo

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    Working for somebody else is the tried, tested, and true method. The employer takes 98% of the risk of loss. Your earnings are guaranteed and steady. It's the perfect arrangement for someone whose needs are reliability, predictability, and being ridiculously easy.

    Based on your own reasons for getting into IM, you may be better served by finding another job.
     
  15. Spondoolies

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    you've hit the nail on the head, i hate working for someone else, and willing to take the risk.... social anxiety is one of the reasons for despising my job lol, hence why i want something to do myself.
     
  16. noseo

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    If you just want to isolate yourself from annoying people, there are online jobs. Odesk and the other freelance sites are a great first destination. You can't really go wrong here - you definitely won't lose money and it's very easy to prevent yourself from working for literal pennies per hour. If you can write worth a damn, or even if not since you're British, there's no reason you can't knock out 20 short articles (2.5 pounds a piece) a day and replace your current day job.

    If you're ambitious do a little extra and try some of the IM stuff yourself. You might just pick up some info on the angles by which websites can profit by writing articles, since IM'ers are often the buyers there.
     
  17. curiouspup

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    I know exactly what you mean, same boat around £70 a day. I am really wet behind the ears but I do have some free time in the evenings, this is when I hope to try and turn a profit working on projects, do the same keep that job at all costs until your making enough in your spare hours.
     
  18. Spondoolies

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    i wouldnt pack my job in until i could make like £50 a day haha :) but yeah, times are tough maaaan
     
  19. genesis86

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    Consider starting up an ecommerce store and drop shipping, very small cost to start up and invest in some SEO . my fav strategy.
     
  20. lovekieu

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    tks very much Slim i am also a newb like OP tks for advising