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What would you do if you had 50k to invest in IM

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  1. Cimbomlu

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    Lets brain storm.

    Only IM relating stuff.

    I would probbaly buy couple of websites from flippa and improve traffic then flip it.
     
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    Buy some premium domains. Dominate that market. The barrier of entry is so high that 99% of markets don't have funds to do this.

    Google still gives high priority to EMD sites, especially if they are 1-2 word terms.

    The EMD update was targetted more towards long-tail keyword EMD sites.
     
  3. Henry04

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    I would put 49,5k to my bank account aside for bad times, and use $500 to invest and test Facebook ads. With $500 you can run 50 x $10 campaigns to find one with positive ROI.
     
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    Imagine you have 950k for bad times.
    And 50k to invest in IM only.
     
  5. mickyfu

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    Yeah you are going to get some pretty conclusive results from a hand full of $10 Facebook campaigns
     
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    You call 50 "a hand full" ? :D
     
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    1.) Yes.
    2.) Conclusive results off a $10 campaign? Really?
    3.) You don't do Facebook advertising, do you?
     
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  8. Cimbomlu

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    What about 1k
    Is that enough for some real data?
     
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    I would build a nice authority site - one to be proud of , hire some great writers, social media manager and so on. That's what I'd like to do with 50k.
     
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    I would do this as well.. except I would build at least 15 AWESOME sites with that kind of money..not just 1! And I would say GFY to the so called social media managers you talk about...
     
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    I would probably buy some more eBook. LOL.

    On a serious note. Hire some developers and get on with the app market.
     
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    If someone told me I had 50k to invest I'd go on my personal facebook and share a shit ton of those motivational pictures. The real corny ones that fat women and frat boys equally love.

    Next up I'd make a few condescending statuses letting everyone from my hometown know who their Daddy is.

    After that I'd sit at my PC and procrastinate. Wouldn't feel bad about it tho cause booooooys I got 50k.
     
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  13. Ste Fishkin

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    I burnt through £2500 before I found results with Adwords and I think I got lucky.
     
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    It's a drop on what I will have invested until my ongoing project is done, so I'd add it to the pool for that. Prolly hire more people to get faster development.
     
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    id retire then come back to IM when all my 50k is gone ....
     
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    Invest in what ever generated me $50k in the first place, systematize it and scale it.
     
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    I'd probably start 50,000 more threads about money which doesn't exist.
     
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  18. deltaone

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    With 50k I would start a crowdfunding project.

    1. Decide what you are interested in and could be applied to a crowdfuning project.
    2. Get Social Media bot such as Massplanner 2 - Set up some social media accounts and get followers and interaction of people interested in your topic
    3. Get with your social media accounts Snapchat followers (they have currently the highest conversion)
    4. Start a website for the project. Get the right team, prepare videos, project description for your own project support website but mainly for the crowd funding website.
    5. Link your social media profiles to your project support website and start to collect email addresses
    6. Once you have reached a certain amount of followers on the social media account, try to become friends with the big accounts in the same niche.
    7. Launch your crowd funding project
    8. Once project is online, launch a PR campaign with the big players that brings you into the real media companies (newspapers, huge media sites). Probably, even hire a proper PR agency for that. If well done, you might be picked up by some big national newspapers and TV channels.
    9. Drive traffic from all your social media accounts to your crowd funding project.
    10. Ask the big social media accounts that you got in touch before, for their support of the project and to send you their traffic.
    11. Send newsletters to your email subscribers
    12. Post in forums
    13. Do Facebook ad campaign
    14. If you have not got enough traction, restart with the PR/Marketing campaign again

    Usually for crowdfunding you have to bring your own traffic to your project even with the big platforms as there are hundreds or thousands of projects posted. However, if professionally and smart done, you can get millions. See links below that I posted once in another thread:

    US 2.278 Million raised for Trading Card Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game?ref=category

    USD 2.730 Million raised for Reaper Minatures Bones 3 https://www.kickstarter.com/project...s-bones-3-the-search-for-mr-bones/description

    USD 3.986 Million raised for Project Eternity https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity/description

    USD 6.333 Million raised for Snemue III https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3/description

    The list goes on and on with several million raised for various projects.

    It doesn't have to be Games. Just choose something that you are passionate about. In fact the most funded projects:

    USD 20.338 Million raised for Pebble watch: https://www.kickstarter.com/project...awesome-smartwatch-no-compromises/description

    USD 13.285 Million raised for a pic-nic Cooling Box!!!!!! https://www.kickstarter.com/project...century-cooler-thats-actually?ref=most_funded


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_funded_crowdfunding_projects

    The DAO: USD 120.430 million
    Star Citizen (Video Game) USD 113.705 million

    Once I made enough money with my journey:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/my-journey-from-zero-to-usd-5-000-a-day.846181/#post-8936809

    I will work on a crowdfunding project, too.
     
  19. host32

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    1- Go to Hong kong
    2- Register business & open bank account
    3- Test 20-100 products with fb ads
    4- Identify 5-15 that sell well
    5- Source them and stack them in fulfillment centers
    6- Scale the 5-15 products with fb ads
    7- Build funnels, upsell & cross promote.
    8- Outsource customer support & heavy leg work
    9- Optimize logistics and work flow

    Repeat step 3 to 9 in : USA,Germany,France,Spain,UK, Latin America (and other countries where eCommerce is rapidly growing)

    Optional : bank hard and sell your ecommerce business for a big pay day after 6-18 months.
     
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    Focus all of my attention to one authority site, and upscale it.