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I get the best emails from my readers. I thank each of you for taking the time to email me and ask your questions about Squidoo, SEO, internet marketing, and the like. Your questions challenge me and bring me OUT of my ‘comfort zone’….for that, I am so appreciative.
Today I received an email that really got my attention. It was a short email with a very specific question:
I was just wondering if it is possible to make money online in 7 days or less with no list, no website and no money?”
Wow! What a question!
IS it possible to make money online in seven days without a website, without a list…and without any money to invest? When I wrote back, the first thing I asked was, “How much do you need to make online?”.
Apparently, this reader needed to make $350 in 7 days to pay a bill. This is FAR from an uncommon situation. I have to say, if you need money, why not turn to the resource you have right there in your home… your computer?
So, I brainstormed.
How to make a quick $350 online without a website.
If this was me….could I do it? Remember now – no list, no website…and not a dime to put towards the effort.
The problem is, if I promoted Clickbank or Commission Junction products, it could take a month plus to actually GET the money…and I need the money NOW.
How can I make FAST money online without a website, without a list…and without money? That is the real question, right?
Ok, here’s my plan.
My Plan for Fast Money Online
I would go to 7dollaroffers.com. All the products listed on 7dollaroffers.com offer 100% commission paid INSTANTLY into an affiliates Paypal account. When you click on a product listed there, take note of the url to that product and then add:
to the end of the url. Obviously, ‘YourPaypalAddress’ would be replaced with your Paypal address. =)
To test, enter the url of the product into your browser followed by your affiliate code. Go to that page and click the ‘buy now” button as if you were going to buy the product. When the Paypal screen loads, you should see your Paypal address in the top left corner of the online invoice. That means YOU will be paid for that sale.
I would then get myself to Squidoo. Pages on Squidoo are free to make…so this takes out the need for a website (ie, a ‘landing page’). I would make Squidoo lenses to promote these products. Now, don’t get me wrong, I would work hard to make sure they are good Squidoo lenses full of high-quality information. Since I have no money to spend, I certainly didn’t buy the product and review it, so a dishonest review is definitely out of the question. Hard to recommend something I haven’t read or used (at least that is my opinion on that matter).
Also, hear me clearly, I will NEVER promote spamming the Squidoo community. ADD VALUE, or don’t do it…period.
What I CAN do on my Squidoo lens is talk about the subject matter and then point the reader to the product for ‘more information’. Get me?
I would crank out these Squidoo lenses. I am obviously short on time and simply creating the Squidoo lenses is only the beginning of my attempt to make money online.
I would then go to Associated Content to write articles on my subject matter. If you are US-based, you can get paid for these articles ($3-$10 each), and you can also add the url of your Squidoo lens as a “reference”. The payment for your articles (if approved) will be paid directly into your Paypal account within a week.
Now, I would get out there and promote the fire out of my Squidoo lenses. I’d be Digg’n, and Stumblin’, and tagging, using Only Wire and ALL of that like crazy. Remember, no list to promote to…and no money to buy traffic. I’d have to take advantage of every free traffic source I possible could and the social networks have a tendency to bring more immediate traffic.
I would do this 24/7 since I absolutely HAVE to have this money.
CAN you make $350 in 7 days WITHOUT a website, without a list…and without money?
Yes, I think you can. Is it guaranteed? No, nothing is guaranteed but death and taxes =)
However, if you needed money ASAP and you have a computer – this would be a good way to try and raise your funds.
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Author edit – Just a note to my readers… there is a follow up post regarding the circumstances surrounding the origination of this post. Please read it here.
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There is also another way of making decent amount of money in a weeks time and that is by completing free offers but you a need a cc for that. 🙂
Don’t forget to ping your lenses when you are done, and when you are done bookmarking find some forums and blogs that are related to your lenses. Post to the forums and comment on the blogs (contributing to the conversation). Have a good signature file at the forums that will lead people to your squidoo lenses, and use a keyword as your name, and your lens url in the comment form. This will help drive people to your lenses, but make sure you contribute to the conversation or you will get deleted or banned from the forum. 🙂
Good luck and great post (as usual) PotPieGirl!
Dear PotPieGirl, Found your article inspiring and motivational. I want you to know that I firmly believe that by doing what you do you are creating a foundation of trust that will give you inmeasurable rewards. You did your best to help out and gave your best honest and sound advice. And you do it in so sincere a fashion you just make me want to congratulate you. Plain honesty and caring for others and being true to yourself and your goals…well,those are qualities that are sorely lacking this day and age and specially in the internet marketing world. I have just starting learning about IM at an age most people are thinking of their retirement plans. And yes, it is mind blowing and so frustrating all the information available and still having to sift through the scams and the seemingly never ending forwarding to yet another site, page, blog, ad, article, product, ebook to buy because you “just have to have it”. And the carrot of reaching the promised land of “financial freedom” just gets farther and further away… The worse part is so few people are willing to give you any straight answers ..I have already spent over $400 on my internet “education” (all 3 weeks of it so far) I have accumulated more information, ebooks, tutorials, newsletters and downright junk mail than I could possibly read in the alloted time available to me at this point for this project. And I still don’t quite know how to go about making a decent blog, or squidoo article, or an effective ad, needless to say a website! I haven’t found the products I would sell and keywords and SEO are a mystery still… The only thing I have learned for sure so far is that perseverance seems to be the ticket, and for now, I am just sorting through all the stuff I’ve got and seem to think that even if I am tempted at times to trash everything else at this point, your newsletter and advice are certainly resources I would like to have available. Thanks, and keep it up.
PS, your handling of the “situation” with the lady who posted the question shows a level of maturity and professionalism enviable. My hat out to you…regards from Costa Rica, sincerely, brujoperdido.
You could also do some online surveys for extra cash – the reward is not instant though – and thats why so many people drop out early – yet when you have been with a legitimate company for a year or so, they send the bigger and higher paying surveys to you!
You just gave away several really good SEO ideas. I promote eBay and Amazon along with some CJ but had never thought to look for immediate payments.
Your tip on 7 dollar offers and Associated Content are great. I’m going to read through the rest of your website right now and then start plugging away.
I enjoy the daylights out of your site(s). Your wit and sincerity shine in all your writings.
As you know, I’ve posted on one of your other threads what I consider to be one of (if not) THE golden nugget for generating traffic. To prevent total madness to those trying to find the thread (hmmm, should I say or should I not), I’ll give the “meat” of it… and here it is… Content Rules!
Get up good content and just let people know about it. Heck, I even send a note to thirty or forty friends on my personal email list that says something like, “I just posted this comment on a blog, check it out and please share this email with a few friends”.
You’d be amazed at what happens doing something as simple as that alone.
So in a nut shell, write good content (as in relevant) and then share it, book mark it, and ask some other friends to do the same.
PPG- If I find a post on your site about Pay Per Click, I’ll post a great little secret there about it and how to chisel costs down to 25cents and less. hopefully this will help some of your readers as well.
Oh well, keep up the great blogs and sites.
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Hi all –
Thank you for your kind words … you’re making me blush!
JW – I don’t really teach PPC on this blog. I try to get folks started without paying for traffic and keeping thier over-head down.
However, if you have a tip, or a link to a tip, please feel free to share with the class! I’m sure there are readers who would enjoy knowing what you know (myself included)
Thanks for everyone for reading (even you, brujoperdido, my Costa Rican friend! )
When you say your affiliate code you mean paypal address right? Hence: ?e=YourPaypalAddress
WOW! this site is great. I was just checking out the Squidoo site, and it’s what I’ve been looking for. I have a budget of zero, so this will help big time!
I also love all the other information you have here too. I’m glad I found this site, thanks.
Like someone on this site, their comment was about the learning curve. I have so many ebooks, newsletters and other stuff coming into my e-mail box. Could I use any of this if I were to set up a Squidoo site? I do have the feeling it is yes, but I know I’ll have to rewrite somethings to give my point of view, but it could be still done? Yes? or No? I look forward to hearing from you.
I wish all a great rest of the year and have a great new year when it comes!
A new friend