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Where to invest earnings?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by revanyo, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. revanyo

    revanyo Junior Member

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    Im pretty sure that most people in IM are in it to either get some extra spending money or to use their earnings as a capital in investments.

    We always hear of the horror stories about people losing their income due to simple google updates or crackdowns.

    Should I take my earnings and invest them into a larger IM gig or should I take them and put them toward stocks/401k.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. apiya

    apiya Junior Member

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    bitcoin dude, bitcoin...
     
  3. Alpha.

    Alpha. Power Member

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    Seriously?

    Bitcoin Market Price (USD) 2014-01-07 11-27-53.jpg

    Does that seem like a good point to invest with no prior experience? :p
     
  4. dannym2

    dannym2 Registered Member

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    Buy a house or a flat ;)
     
  5. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Bitcoin is getting popular these days but there are countries coming up with neglects bitcoins ! Invest your hard earned money wisely
     
  6. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    YEAH ! UNLESS the investor is caught !! Otherwise you get hell lot of money back :D
     
  7. shortgigs

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    coinye west or nothing at all
     
  8. manking

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    Unless you use them, having a good time = very good investment.
    But on a serious note, don't listen to anyone's advice about investing, you need to think with your own head. If the investment fails you only have yourself to blame, otherwise you are just looking for someone else to take the blame.
     
  9. clickwhale

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    Keep 'em in multiple baskets my friend...

    1) Gold. No bonds and shit. Pure, raw, physical gold.

    2) Real estate. You can't go wrong owning land. Ever.

    3) Long term shares/stocks.

    4) A part back in the business.

    5) Mutual funds, slightly risky, but good returns.

    6) High end, quality domain names.

    7) People.
     
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  10. Niiub

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    Invest into your next big step in IM. Forget about Gold, Bitcoin or something like this this are investments which you can't control. If you will invest in the next big step you will have control over your earnings just by doing hard work.
     
  11. shaggy93

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    ^^Few ideas I would like to give in this thread. Although they are not easy to achieve. Requires a lot of working hours.

    1- Make your #1 priority for Paid traffic -> Bigger ROI, once you learn. I'm not talking about Facebook Ads. Think of Mediabuying,
    there are plenty of companies. But, you'll need budget like $5,000-10,000 just to collect data before start making the profit.

    2- Mobile Advertising. YES, its going to be very big in 2014. The more users are getting into mobile, more traffic will be there.

    3- Invest in the Hosting Stuff. Not every guy can do it, I know its hard, but once you get a guy who knows the stuff then there is five or
    six figures monthly profit.

    4- Lead Gen, I know not many people do this kind of stuff, but once you get into this stuff, you'll be able to hit big figures. Think of making
    EMAIL subs offer ( Just a hint for you).
     
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  12. Execute

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    Well make a decision where your funds will get the best return and then work out the risks. If you personally can't do better than earn 5-7% with your money then invest that into long term stocks/shares/bonds etc. But if your business can better utilise the money then keep it and invest in your company. It is really a personal decision depending on your own circumstances.
     
  13. MikeX

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    Just invest it wisely, I'm in the process of trying to figure out the same thing to save on taxes. I have been considering Bitcoin but it's fluctuations and govt crackdowns are still a worry.
     
  14. ComRade667

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    if you have knowledge in stocks, better invest in that..:)
     
  15. Ghoast

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    Back into your own business!
     
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  17. tony_d

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    The best investment you can make is in your own business (operating capital).

    I rolled all my money back in until my operating capital was 6 figures, then I started taking down earnings.
     
  18. nemke82

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    Investing into real business will be just fine for good ROI. Internet can be gambling if you know what i mean.
     
  19. tony_d

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    I consider my internet marketing business to be a very 'real' business.
    It certainly is, however, gambling if you don't measure, calculate, and plan - but why gamble, when it's so easy to do it properly?

    If you treat IM as a 'part time income' that's exactly what it will be. If you treat it as a 'real business', that's what it will be.
     
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  20. hip_hop_x

    hip_hop_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wise words my friend.
    Anything involves risk (including daily routine) so don't be afraid to try new things. Always make sure that if there's a higher risk factor, the earnings worth it.
    Calculate what are your possible points of failure and work on that, check how much you can scale and go to the sky :)