Yesterday I got asked:
“Can I start online with 25 dollars?”
“How much traffic could I get for 5 bucks?”
…and a bunch of other questions like that.
I get asked ‘how to start with no money’ a lot, maybe more than a lot, and since no one talks about this, I decided to write this article.
Even though I try to answer all my messages (you know I’m not one of those fakers who act busy to impress you, I have people answering when I have no time, helping before everything, that’s my motto), I know an article about money and what to do if you have none is highly needed…
…especially about internet marketing, because people are constantly lied it is free, you know, to be sold.
I know you might be tight on money… I understand that, I was like that too, as a matter of fact, I was always like that before each business I started, and I’ve done quite a few things in my lifetime…
…but I always found it somehow, and you should too.
You can’t build a business for free.
Accept that and don’t take it personally.
Internet marketing is not free. It might even be one the most expensive things I’ve done, as it not only takes a lot of money to start making money, but there are also too many idiots ruining the business for everyone…
…you know who I’m talking about, I’m talking about the sleazy salespeople who only want to take your money.
They come up with some fucked up products, lie about pretty much anything only to make you buy and are dumb morons.
You should be careful who you listen to, these idiots are a little off topic… but not really, most people who’ve asked me questions about making money online had all been screwed and are scared to buy…
…heck, even I wasted a lot of time and money 5 years ago when I first got online and stumbled onto a lying fuck.
It’s not a problem though, I learned a lot from them, but I’m telling you this to save your ass.
What you should do if you have no money
I will tell you what I did with three of my businesses.
The fast food chain
The year was 2003, or 2002, don’t really remember that well.
I’d been banging my head against the wall trying to find at least something to start a business, any kind of business, my plan was:
1 Start anything that could make money
2 Prove the banks I had money to be able to get a loan
3 invest in what I love to do to make money
4 Rule the world LOL
A friend of mine came to me and said:
Vladi, we can go to the US on a work and travel program, make a few thousand bucks and come back when the summer’s done.
I was like:
“fuck me dead (just heard this Aussie saying and find it hilarious LOL), that’s what I’m talking about, I’ll finally have the money to start a business”
…there was only one problem, I had no money for the program, it cost $3k. I borrowed the money, went and made $5k. A few more summers and I had enough to open a fast food chain that made me a millionaire at 21.
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I lost the offline business in 2011 and went dead broke.
I had nothing, and not only that, but I had borrowed money (you know, to keep the company afloat) and had to give it back… I was really in deep shit. I went broke as fast as I had gotten rich.
I had no options and just like you (most likely) thought online business was free.
I started online since it was free, plus I always wanted to use my brains for making money, struggled for a while (a little more than a while to be honest) until I found out online business was just like any other business and then put up this blog and started blogging.
In the beginning the blog looked ridiculous and was slow as a turtle, then I found my business partner who is a tech savvy, we pimped the blog and it has become what it is now.
Of course, it took me 4 years and a few thousand bucks to build it, but I did it and now get messages like this:
“dude, I just wanted to tell you how amazing your articles are, the most friendly articles I’ve seen in the last 5 years online from which everyone can learn a lot”
Rijad my friend, thanks one more time for the kind words.
This is true success for me.
I don’t give two shits about anything else but making your life easier and more fun… of course, I like making money too, who doesn’t?
That’s a business I’ve always been interested in, yet did not have time to do with my offline business.
When I started online, though, I immediately started mastering currency exchange and went all in.
I started with 100$, money some say is impossible to trade. I can’t say it’s easy, you need at least $10-30k to be comfortable trading, but I turned that money into $250 in a week… what shall I say, I’m smart as fuck LOL…
…seriously, I turned it into that in a week and then made a move that fucked up everything. I borrowed money to keep my positions open (I knew they’d come out profitable) and won at the end.
Yet again, I found a way to start a whole new business with just a few hundred bucks and turn it into a cash machine.
By the way, you can read my book, I talk about everything in detail there.
There’s always a way, the less money you have, the harder, but if you want something big enough, you will make it, just forget about free.
I’ve worked all kinds of shitty jobs to save for my first business… and have done magic to start the others, you can do it too.
Let me know if you liked this article and stay awesome.