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How much do you spend in relation to what you earn???

Discussion in 'General Business' started by TCR, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. #1
    I was just wondering...and by what means? Adwords? Yahoo marketing? And for how long??
    SEMrush
     
    TCR, Mar 16, 2006 IP
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  2. capebretoner

    capebretoner Well-Known Member

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    Too much, I have taken the majority of the this month off, decided to work half as hard and see what happens. What I have found is that I make the same :)

    What I was doing when I thought I was working was nothing, now that I have a fixed amount of time I get more relevant things done. Every Saturday morning I make a list of things that I want to accomplish in the next week and work no more than 10 hours. I am still not making what I think that I need to , to make it worth the time, but I think that it is a great hobby and a way to make some drinking money :D
     
    capebretoner, Mar 16, 2006 IP
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    almond Well-Known Member

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    #3
    do you mean time or money?
     
    almond, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Don't spend anything, re-invest all
     
    Subzero, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Adwords or Yahoo Marketing is a re-investment if done the right way.
     
    larysmith711, Mar 21, 2006 IP
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    capebretoner Well-Known Member

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    Actually if we are talking money, well I make about enough to pay for the costs of my sites in advertising, server, etc....

    With ehough left over to have a good number of beers twice a month or so ;)
     
    capebretoner, Mar 21, 2006 IP
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    Cost of running my business is currently at about 25%-30% of the revenue it makes at the same time. I am re-investing most of the profit or put it into the bank for day X when I quit my job to work full-time for myself.

    Christoph
     
    nsusa, Mar 21, 2006 IP
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    The amount you spend vs the amount you receive is not the whole story. what if you sold rather expensive items and made 5%. Bad deal ?? Not if you sold them very quickly.

    OK, what if you sold items at 10 times your cost?? - if your cost is 2 cents and you do not sell thousands then you do not make much.

    (cost + labor) X markup X speed
     
    accentnepal, Mar 21, 2006 IP
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    Absolutely. I just keep reinvesting the money that I earn to build up the business.

     
    cpucandy, Mar 22, 2006 IP
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    Where should I invest the cash I earn from my Yahoo Publisher? Tips?
     
    Webase, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    Earmark a specific amount each month to put back into improving your site and advertising. This is simple reinvesting in your business. I tend to reinvest 50% of all revenue from a new site back into further improvements and promotion. After the traffic becomes viral I slowly take it down to 10% of the income and leave it there.

    As for the rest well that is up to you.
     
    TheNetCode, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    Webase Peon

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    If I invest on Overture (as I'm on Yahoo), do you think I'll end earning more than what I invested on the publishing?
     
    Webase, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    This all depends on your site niche. Some people payout $5000 per month to make $5000 per month profit. So is it worth it. To them it is. That is a good profit return. You have to be able to get the advertising going and afford the budget if it does not work for you though.
     
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    About 99% of what I make is profit, I have a good unique advertising method in place. To be honest, I base my sites around how I can advertise a lot of the time, if I notice good advertising opportunities, then I'll build my site around that, not the other way round.
     
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    We spend about 10k a month in expense so probably about 40%
     
    JoshD, Mar 23, 2006 IP
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    i spent zero and earned #7.19 :D
     
    rado_guy, Mar 24, 2006 IP