So now that we’ve discussed more of desperation, we can look at together more of what might work if you’re desperate and need to make money online. So let’s take a look at what you can do if you’re desperate now that we’ve talked about what being desperate is.
Craigslist (this is on the Warrior forum). Picking up cash gigs on Craigslist can be a great way to make some quick money. I know people post things on Craigslist. They’re looking to get some work done quickly. I’m leading focus groups in Sarasota, Florida, and some of the people that I’ve gotten to come to these focus groups came from Craigslist. They come to the focus group, they make around $50 or $60 for testing a mobile app, and they go home with that money. That’s easy money right there. Plus, it’s money people have had a lot of fun making. A lot of them found that opportunity through a temp agency, so if you’re desperate for money, temp agencies work, too. I worked for a temp agency, and I’ll tell you – that sucked, but it was good character building. I did medical insurance billing for a week, and as someone who has always been blessed with intellect and academic skills, think about what it means that I failed the test in medical insurance billing. I learned a valuable lesson there: if I hate doing something, I’m not going to do a good job at it.
In Internet Marketing – the way I started my career and the way Lisa says she started hers, too – is to simply offer services. Figure out what you’re good at. I figured out I could offer to help people with their Facebook page likes when I started out. You can help with writing or research or software, or whatever else you think you can provide a service for that helps out.
PayPal is a really easy way to accept payments. If you want to provide services online, having a PayPal account is really easy. Another thing you can do, like I just said, is go to a temp agency as Tina points out. A temp agency at least gets you some cash in your pocket and usually pretty quickly. A temp agency has employers like me that go to them when they have work. Often it’s temporary work, but often it’s work for a lot of people. I’ve had 30+ people come through my focus groups through an advance temp agency I use in Sarasota.
All of those people got paid and advances got paid. They just went there and signed up really quickly, and some of them have made hundreds of dollars working with me through the temp agency.
You can set up your business, too. If you’re desperate, now is a great time to do something like I’ve done, and make a website about you. You can offer services on there, you can just write on there, but the idea is that you’re going to need money to get it set up right. Whether you’re just buying a domain name, or you’re getting some $10 per month hosting from HostGater. I have a dedicated server from HostGater, which means shared servers might have 400 people on it, and my server has just my website on it. It has the same bandwidth as a shared server, but it just has my website on it. That costs a lot more. But I’ve worked my way up to that. I started with just the $10 a month plan. What you can do is write articles, or what I’m doing, make videos and podcasts, and you put them up on your website and you create long term value. You make long-term value that people can use.
When Carolyn is desperate in need of money to fix the plumbing but can't think of one idea for her article, Captain Gregg comes to her rescue with disastrous results.
Sir Boland, in desperate need of money, promises the hand of his ward Melissa to Sir Louis, an elderly Norman, in spite of her being in love with Sir Boland's squire. When Friar Tuck hears of the young girl's plight, he asks Robin for help.