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How Do You Make a Quick Buck?

By Affiliate Hat On May 8, 2009 Under Featured Post, Quick Buck

Anyone who tells you that to be able to make a quick buck online you have to have a business plan first is a complete retard! While the whole internet marketing thing can be considered as a business and should be treated as a business (depending on how serious you are), it doesn’t really mean you cannot make money the easy way (or the quick way).

Why would we want to have some small amount of money first? I don’t know about you but if we’re starting to do affiliate marketing, a little startup cash is always needed and wouldn’t harm.  So today I made some research and here I am going to share to you what I have researched:

  1. Get Paid To – I am not talking about those paid to click sites which are completely a waste of time. I am talking about completing free offers and getting paid for doing so. Why are you paid? Let me explain. These sites are running incentivized offers. They are getting paid when people complete those offers. In return they share a small percentage of it to people (usually $.8 – $1+) Here are some posts from Dosh Dosh about these sites. Do note that it depends on your location on whether you can qualify on the offers.
  2. Data Entry Jobs – from the name itself, it’s simply a job where you would encode, enter data. This one is a little repetitive and so boring, but if you could make a quick $10 in a day with it, then why not? A simple Google search would yield data entry opps.
  3. Graphic Design – if you’re one heck good of a designer, then go to contest sections in the forums and showcase your talent! Every minute there are about 5 people looking for a logo. Problem is that there’s a very tight competition in it and if you’re not as good as most of them, then they’d just tune you out! Here’s Digital Point thread on contest
  4. Writing Articles – this one is better for you if you have a near-perfect grammar. You can either sign up to sites like elance.com, getafreelancer.com and etc. or cut the middleman and again head on to forums. The beauty of the former is that it has really some lucrative rates per jobs. Getting a job though might be a little harder.
  5. Selling pictures – assuming you have that penchant of getting good pictures then this one may just be for you. Selling pictures has become popular these days and why? Maybe because of the ease of making a quick buck! Sell it to  sites like iStockPhoto and StockExpert
  6. Coding – Undoubtedly programmers are the lifelines of business for us,  online marketers. Without them, our business is damn dead! So if you are good in VB, ASP, PHP, PERL, and whatever language, then give it a try! Head on to elance again or to some forums programming section and do a deal with someone!
  7. Forum Posting – Assuming you don’t want to write lengthy articles, you may want to just invade forums. New Forums usually need some activity and that’s why they hire fake posters. The key here is typing fast. If you are, then this may just be your quickest buck earner! Some random dude wrote a list of paid forum posting services
  8. Be someone’s slave – Well one thing I noticed in forums nowadays is the increasing trend of people sharing their dramatic story and looking for jobs! And for good because a lot of them I guess are successful. Ok, most marketers are preoccupied w/a lot of stuffs and that’s the time they look for slaves assistants. Go and head to forums (again) and share your own heart-capturing story.
  9. Create a Twitter account – Well with the way twitter is working, I bet this one can really be a very profitable area in the near future to come. Spend 2 days following people as most of them follow you back. If you followed over 100,000 persons, Im sure at least 80,000 will follow you back! Then maybe sell the account, or depends to you!

Why would you want to make a quick buck again? It depends to you. If you think any of these can make you a consistent income stream then why not continue it? But as far as what this blog is all about, if you can make over $100 in one month, then that’s a pretty amicable amount to invest in affiliate marketing!

Questions are very much entertained!

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Anyone who tells you that to be able to make a quick buck online you have to have a business plan first is a complete retard! While the whole internet marketing thing can be considered as a business and should be treated as a business (depending on how…

fas

May 8, 2009

Thats a nice post. I think the TWitter idea is a amazing idea :)

suwari

May 8, 2009

Thank you for this post. I still not try with Twitter because I still doesn’t sure how Twitter can make money.

I will try it later.

Agent 001

May 8, 2009

Follow as many on Twitter and they follow you back. This method does work. I have tested it myself and two of my readers verified that it works.

Salwa

May 12, 2009

Nice post. Graphic design and coding as of now it is my main source of income online.

affiliatehat

May 12, 2009

hey suwari, there’s actually a startup advertising program called magpie ads! I hear they pay good for every advertisement tweets.. :)

Sarah

May 30, 2009

Sell Twitter account? Sounds promising enough. I like the idea of following people and have them follow us back.

Liane YoungBlogger

July 18, 2009

Yep. You did stated most of the major ways of earning a quick buck. But I guess, at the end of the day, one still must work hard to get a more stable online job. Build reputations and such. :D hardwork usually pays off, if you start in a good venture and work for it within a year or two, you’ll see a couple of good results :D

affiliatehat

August 15, 2009

yep. this is usually just done for short-term purposes. or to have a startup money..

kelsi

January 18, 2010

This seems to really have potential. This is the way the original post appeared when I first found it. Read it all then decide for yourself. It works for me! I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back, I was browsing through newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00! So I thought, “Yeah right, this must be a scam”, but like most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading. Even though the investment was a measly $6, I had three questions that needed to be answered before I could get involved in this sort of thing. 1. IS THIS REALLY LEGAL? I called a lawyer first. The lawyer was a little sceptical that I would actually make any CASH but he said it WAS LEGAL if I wanted to try it. I told him it sounded a lot like a chain letter but the details of the system (SEE BELOW) actually made it a legitimate legal business. 2. IS OK WITH THE POST OFFICE OR IS IT MAIL FRAUD? I called them: 1-800-725-2161 and they confirmed THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! (See 18, h sections1302 NS 1341 of Postal Lottery Laws). This clarifies the program of collecting names and addresses for a mailing list. 3. IS IT RIGHT? Well, everyone who sends me a buck has a good chance of getting A LOT of CASH … a much better chance than buying a lottery ticket!!! 4. WHAT IS THE BUSINESS? You are in the business of collecting mailing lists and recruiting new list developers. These questions answered, I decided to proceed. The instructions said that you have to send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and address stated in the article. You then place your own name and address in the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article in at least 300 newsgroups. (There are thousands) No catch, that was it. So, I invested the measly $6.00. Well GUESS WHAT!! Within 7 days, I started getting money in the mail! I was shocked! I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in. In my first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had made a total of over $1,000! In the third week I had over $10,000.00 and it’s still growing. This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it’s still coming in rapidly. It’s certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps, I have spent more than that on the lottery!! Let me tell you how this works and most importantly, why it works. Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it. I seems likely to me that if you follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money than you thought possible by doing something so easy! Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print it out or download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come in! It’s easy. It’s legal. And, your investment is only $6.00 (Plus postage) IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not illegal; and it is virtually no risk – it really works!!!! If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or more can be yours in 20 to 60 days. This program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions. You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business your product is not solid and tangible, it’s a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the money made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking to be included in that list. Here are the 4 easy steps to success: STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of paper “PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST include your mailing address, the date and your signature.” Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent thievery). Next, place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes and seal them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes, each with a piece of paper stating the above phrase, your name and address, and a $1.00 bill. What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are requesting a legitimate service and you are paying for it! Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses

1.) Brian McKeon
1101 County Route 12
Pennellville, NY 13132, USA
2.) Terry Joe Sundwall
269 Park Ave # 1
Rochester, NY 14607, USA
3.)Brett Kerkman
4408 Carter ave Unit2
Cincinnati Ohio 45212, USA
4.)Justin Saldivar
6427 s. Hildreth ave
Tucson, AZ 85746, USA
5.) T. Dunn
722 Hopital Rd.
Dawson Springs, Ky 42408, USA
6) Kelsi Frazier
304 Red Tailed Hawk Dr.
Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA

STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc…) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on the list.
STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 300 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 32,000 groups) All you need is 300, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make! This is perfectly legal! If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws. PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to the directions. Look at it this way. If you are of integrity, the program will continue and the money that so many others have received will come your way.
NOTE: You want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. (Also, it might be a good idea to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH!!! What an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above) Send it now, add your own name to the list and you’re in business!
DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS———— STEP 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and drag your cursor to the bottom of this document, and select ‘copy’ from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computer’s memory
STEP 2) Open a blank ‘notepad’ file and place your cursor at the top of the blank page. From the ‘edit’ menu select ‘paste’. This will paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name to the lis
STEP 3) Save your new notepad file as a text file. If you want to do your postings in different settings, you’ll always have this file to go back to.
STEP 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.)
STEP 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, click the post message button. You’re done with your first one! Congratulations…THAT’S IT! All you have to do is jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup! **REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!! But you have topost in a minimum of 300** That’s it! You will begin receiving money from around the world within days! You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box due to the large amount.

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