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The Usual Question... lol (How Can I make $XXXX in X Time) - Knowledge but no Luck...

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  1. xfernanx

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    The Usual Question... lol (How Can I make $XXXX in X Time) - Knowledge but no Luck...

    I know this is the usual noob question BUT this time I just need advice on what to do...
    Basically I need some money maybe a few thousands to move to a new place and have some money save for upcoming months...

    But I dont know what to do to earn some "quick" cash!
    I know how to code and design (and some SEO) but still I cant find my way into IM!

    So just give me suggestions and advices on making money with my knowledge!
     
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  2. AutoBlogger

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    If you have multiple skills and if methods are not working then freelancing is the best bet for you.
     
  3. understealthsnake

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    Well you can't make quick cash, everyone starts out small. I say that you just read what's offered in this forum and you will learn how things work.
     
  4. xfernanx

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    I mean iv read tons of shit and applied my own methods but non of them seem to work for me..

    So I think Ill ask people how could I monetize my knowledge..
     
  5. madoctopus

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    You making "quick" cash is not possible. Not because it can't be done but because YOU can't do it. If you take a IM pro and have him start from scratch, he will probably be able to do it, because he KNOWS HOW. He already walked the slow path, he knows where the dangers lye, where time wasters lurk, what gives good return on investment, what is efficient and what not. You don't. That is why a noob will never make a significant amount of money money fast and/or easy.

    Making money (and I am thinking about a sum that can sustain a person's living expenses at least) is either slow or difficult. In most cases it is both slow and difficult. Why? Because in order to do it you have to learn a lot of stuff and then implement it all by yourself. Having 1000 ideas per minute is great brain exercise but at the end of the day you only have two hands and 24 hours in a day to actually implement something. Not only that but you bump into a bunch of problems and you alone have to figure them out. Yeah there are forums and blogs and google but most people on forums are noobs like you. But what about the pros? Well, the thing is, you don't understand the pros. Even assuming they are not secretive with their techniques (they are and will never be specific), if they would tell you step by step how they do it, from 1000 people that read their post, 998+you will not understand a thing and the remaining one will become their worst nightmare (most difficult competitor). Why 998+you would not understand? Because it is like a quantum mechanics researcher explaining me (a guy who doesn't understand math and physics) his latest discovery about how the universe works and then starting to explain it using mathematical formulas. It makes perfect sense to him, makes no sense to me.

    If this wasn't bad enough, you (and every noob) are bombarded with misinformation, information coming from those "gurus" who have an interest that you think X method works so they can sell you their mostly useless software or course, or simply other noobs who heard X method works so they spread what they "know", though never actually tested properly themselves. On top of that there is also the mistake of always looking for the "new hot method" everybody talks about so you never get to stop and DO something and TWEAK it and TEST and ADAPT and LEARN. That is how you learn. By doing it yourself, seeing what doesn't works and what does, adapting and testing. You don't learn by reading. That is theory and theory is crap. Theory makes sense only after you actually know how to do the practical part. If you first learn practically how to disassemble and repair an engine, when you learn how it works, it makes perfect sense. If you try to learn the principles of functioning but never looked inside an engine, doesn't make much sense. You just struggle to memorize that stuff but won't be able to adapt that theory to solve a similar but not identical problem.

    Building, maintaining and growing a business is no easy thing. As a matter of fact it is a perfect illustration of the law of the jungle where the most fit survives and flourishes and the weak gets eaten. This applies in ANY business not just online. Online businesses are not different than regular ones. The details are different but the principles are not.

    Do I have any advice for you? Hmmm... difficult to say. There are so many things I could tell you that I could write a book. But then again, there is at least a good book for almost every subject out there (except advanced SEO which is too dynamic for an evergreen practical book). But let me attempt some suggestions:

    1. Forget about making quick cash. Instead focus on how to grow to a point where you make a solid stable income that is preferably scalable into an actual business.
    2. Read serious books. Not the overhyped ebooks but real books (you know, the ones made out of that old stuff called paper). You can start with Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini. Look at bestsellers in business, marketing, psychology, etc. on Amazon. Bestsellers usually offer a good balance between how good and useful the information is and how easy to understand by a newbie it is.
    3. Figure out what you want to do.
    4. Research the big players and the mediocre players and the tiny/invisible players in that market and see what makes them strong or weak. Think what you would do different and try to figure out why they don't do it (didn't they figured out or maybe it's something you are missing and they are right to do it like that).
    5. Make a plan. Take your time to plan stuff. You need time so that your subconscious actually starts to work on a problem (all the time, even when you sleep). The more difficult a situation is (difficult = not similar to a situation you already know how to address) the more time you need to adapt to it. When you make the plan rely on your research of the market and its players. As somebody once said, "to succeed, you only have to copy a successful business and do something a bit better than how they do it".
    6. Think in writing. Whatever you think/plan, write on paper because it helps your mind a lot.
    7. Work on it. Work until you feel sick, until you feel you are going to throw up. Then take a nap and work some more. And if you really need to throw up, then just throw up and work some more. It won't kill you. Really!
    8. Focus and do one thing at a time. Break up the whole thing into smaller parts and tackle each of them one at a time. Don't multitask. Male humans CAN'T multitask. Women can. It's how we are built. A woman can think at the shopping list, what color the blinds should be, what that other woman is wearing and what the girls behind her are talking about. A man can't do that. But, it can do one thing at a time really really well.
    9. Never quit. If it's hard, it doesn't mean it is impossible. If you want to do this, you never quit. That is not an option no matter what.
    10. Work every day. Even if you are sick, do something to get you closer to your goal. You will not get there by being able to run very fast for 5 minutes but by being able to slowly walk for every day of the rest of your life. It is a marathon not a sprint.
    11. START NOW!
    12. You will forget point (9), so write on a post-it what your goal is (e.g. I WANT to make $1 million by the age of 30) and below write "I AM WORKING EVERY DAY AND I WILL REACH MY GOAL!". Just do it, I don't care if you think is silly. Put the post-it in a place you will see it very very often.
    For the quick term, do freelancing jobs to help you get by.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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  6. mccullum

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    if someone says "i have no luck",this comes to my mind:
    "the more you try,the luckier you become".so then what does "no luck" mean?well,you know.
     
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    Thanx for such great post madoctopus!
    For real I appreciate it!
     
  8. d4l1t0s

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    Some Design and some seo , sounds like flippa will be a good option for you :)
     
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    d4l1t0s you mean making websites and "flipping them"?
     
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    yes sir
     
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    That sounds good but Any Idea what kind of websites should I make
    forums,blogs,static sites and what about the topic cars,med,etc etc?
     
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    small niches ,
    blogs/auyoblogs or turn key sites
     
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    double post
     
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    mm ok thanx for the help!
    I might update this thread when iv done a few sites :p
     
  15. d4l1t0s

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    no problem .
    glad I could help
     
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