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I'm totally broke; what can I do? Need advice

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MJ DeMarco

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If only someone wrote a few books on the exact struggles you're having, and continue having.

Count the # of times "I" is written...
Count the # of times the word "value" is written...

This is why you have 20 losses and 0 wins.
 

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Hello, I'm feeling totally broke... I really want to start my own business or start freelancing (I just want to work on my own). For about 2 years, I tried different types of business, side hustles, and freelancing. I tried e-commerce: firstly, I tried drop-shipping with organic TikTok and social media marketing - 0 results. After that, I tried to buy stock and resell products, also using free marketing strategies. I did it for 4–5 months but got only 5 maximum orders. After that, I tried freelancing. I have average web development skills (WordPress, WooCommerce/HTML+CSS+JS). I had created my own website, had portfolio with at least 5 examples. As a main marketing source, I used cold mailing. For every 200–300 emails I sent, I got maybe 1 feedback, and very rarely, it was positive. I did it for about 6 months and got only 3 clients (for a very low price, because no one wanted to pay the normal price, even though I'm from Europe).

Basically, I have tried drop-shipping, stocking products and selling them, and freelancing as a web developer, but without results. Maybe I have done something wrong, maybe bad marketing, but I really tried to read forums, search information on the internet, view videos, and use all the tips, but still, no bigger results...
I'm thinking, what can I do? What can I try? I can also invest some money (not very much) in an idea, but for now, I don't have any more ideas. I'm thinking about going back to web developing, but isn't it oversaturated? It looks like there are a lot of "web developers" who can do websites for $50...

I'm looking for advice. What can I try now? I can put in a lot of time and effort, and I'm not looking for very much money; I just want to have activity, which can replace 8–17 work. As I said, I have some experience in e-commerce and web developing. Also, I'm able to learn something new.
You can search for Lex Deville’s posts here. He has posted many workable ideas on small business and hustles.
 

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If only someone wrote a few books on the exact struggles you're having, and continue having.

Count the # of times "I" is written...
Count the # of times the word "value" is written...

This is why you have 20 losses and 0 wins.
Have you considered a forum where people could find help or maybe authoring some books / doing podcasts / having social media platform? Chop chop, MJ. Maybe try helping some people. lol

@ThomasGenk1 'Provide VALUE and you will never want'. Turn $1 into $2. Start a progress thread and talk it through. You got this!
 
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i am not rich yet nor successful
but i am following a book called - the one thing

"be like a postage stamp
stick to one thing until u get there"
 

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i am not rich yet nor successful
but i am following a book called - the one thing

"be like a postage stamp
stick to one thing until u get there"
@goldminer How is the book going?
Re sticking to one thing....I have been seeing this a lot lately.
I have this question at the back of my mind - How do we know the one thing will work? How long do we stick with this one thing?
I mean we could go years.
 
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Love this video
Why is the dude so hyped up FFS? :rofl:

"Millionaires get up at 5 AM, they're like Oooh Yeaaaah, they do cold plunges..."

The F*ck bro... he must be eating Adderall for breakfast
 

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Why is the dude so hyped up FFS? :rofl:

"Millionaires get up at 5 AM, they're like Oooh Yeaaaah, they do cold plunges..."

The F*ck bro... he must be eating Adderall for breakfast
How did you miss the point that much. He follows it with billionaires spend more time networking. He’s highlighting the importance of delegation.
 
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How did you miss the point that much. He follows it with billionaires spend more time networking. He’s highlighting the importance of delegation.
Don’t worry I’m just taking the piss. I liked his points.
 

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Don’t worry I’m just taking the piss. I liked his points.
I don’t put anything past anybody nowadays I had to explain what taxes were to an angry 27 year old employee who got his first paycheck with us.

I also had to explain to an employee yesterday that if the equipment doesn’t work, they need to call someone instead of just skipping 50% of their job.
 

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You don't have to stop moving forward just because you're broke. Find ways to make extra money, such as: Freelance work. You can sell your skills on platforms like Upwork or Fiverr. best wishes for your future.
 
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you are working on digital platform. it takes lot of time. also you can't think money 1 or 2 years . work properly .make customer. also go for high work place where market place competition is low. best of luck.
 

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