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  1. #1
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    * Best way to invest $10,000??

    serious ideas only please, don't say "give it to me".

    Thanks
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    Well to say i was about to say " Give it to me ".

    Invest in share market or start a webhosting company

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    Aggressive mutual fund.

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    Could you shed some light on what type of investment you're looking for? A lot of it depends on what sort of risks you are willing to take and if you will need to withdraw the money after a certain period and such.

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    Give it to me and I'll give you 1 thousand dollars every 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugemarkus View Post
    serious ideas only
    Good thing you wrote that. I was going to say spend it to stimulate the economy, which will result in more money trickling back down to you.

    In general low risk investments tend to have low returns. Investments with higher potential gains often have higher potential for loss. If you have other money saved, you could put it all into higher risk aggressive mutual funds. If not, split it. Maybe a third into a very safe investment like a CD. A third into less volatile fund like a GNMA. A third into a more volatile growth fund.

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    Contact a local broker - they will ask you some questions and determine if you should be in an agressive fund or something that "trickles" in.

    Don't get in the habit of looking at your account on a minute / hourly / daily basis though - it will drive you crazy, especially if the market has a bad day.

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    is a webhosting company really that profitable? And how expensive is it/what does it require to start one?

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    It depends on your level of dedication, skill at managing a business, and how much you want to invest.

    Web hosting is a *very* saturated market and breaking into it is not an easy task. Generally you have to find your own unique niche or at least an uncommon niche in order to attract some customers. It takes a lot of hard work and a good mindset when it comes to business.

    It's not for everybody, but for the right people, it can be profitable. Unless I *wanted* to start a web hosting business, I wouldn't specifically look at web hosting as a potential investment. If webhosting was something I wanted to do, then it could be a very good investment for myself, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to somebody else.
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    so what unique spin did you add to your company?

    and if a unique spin is necessary, how do these normal/inferior (or at least some of them) webhosting companies get nay business/sometimes do well?

    TY

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    Our unique spin is that we advertise to the local business community and we are willing to sit down in person and talk with a potential client about what they will be getting and what they actually need. We also have several designers that we can recommend if they need a web site done for them.

    In our local area there are not many web hosts, and we have yet to see any of them advertise locally either tv/radio/bulletin boards/billboards etc... We are the only ones doing this and hence have gotten a nice amount of customers from doing so.
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    ok, that does sound nice

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    max out IRA and put the rest in a mutual fund

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    Last week I would have said "Invest in Visa".

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    Holiday with your family?
    If your investment horizon is "only" 10k, you are better of enjoying life a bit with those you love - or work harder to save up a lot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugemarkus View Post
    serious ideas only please, don't say "give it to me".

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    I'd invest in myself... I've found I get a better return investing in myself than the stock market (although, I do both and the stock market is a good place to have money not spent on the business). Like the stock market though, investing in myself has not always went the way I planned it.

    Putting money into a solid business can bring great profits... but you have to work it.

    This is saying that the $10,000 is not "free" money... in other words, if the $10,000 were to disappear tomorrow would you "feel it?" Do you already have enough money in cash that you can get to if something goes terribly wrong in your life....
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    Ohk..
    Here is a SERIOUS IDEA..

    Buy Scripts..
    Sell them for half the price..

    Guess what..
    after 2 sales you cover up the total cost of that script and it starts generating money..

    Whats good about this?
    -Can make upto 10x profits
    -QUICK SALES,Its just like.. Pay and download directly
    -1000's of people searching for these scripts will 100% pay 50% of the total cost of the script..(I'm 100% SURE)

    I'm in this business

    Idea #2-
    Start a forum for webmaster talks.
    Use RSS Feed to get posts and topics from other forums.

    Idea #3-
    Start a Adult Forum with an Image Hosting/File Hosting facility.
    50% of the forum members will be p**verts clicking your adult ads and making you HELL LOTTA MONEY!!

    TRUST me..
    You can start all 3 Ideas with $10,000
    and yeah..

    Donate something to me..

    Cheers! Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Coder~ View Post
    Ohk..
    Here is a SERIOUS IDEA..

    Buy Scripts..
    Sell them for half the price..

    Guess what..
    after 2 sales you cover up the total cost of that script and it starts generating money..

    Whats good about this?
    -Can make upto 10x profits
    -QUICK SALES,Its just like.. Pay and download directly
    -1000's of people searching for these scripts will 100% pay 50% of the total cost of the script..(I'm 100% SURE)

    I'm in this business
    Does it take a lot of time and does it pay off?

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    Yeah.. It takes time to pay off..
    But once your set into this line.. there isn't any problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Coder~ View Post
    Ohk..
    Here is a SERIOUS IDEA..

    Buy Scripts..
    Sell them for half the price..

    Guess what..
    after 2 sales you cover up the total cost of that script and it starts generating money..

    Whats good about this?
    -Can make upto 10x profits
    -QUICK SALES,Its just like.. Pay and download directly
    -1000's of people searching for these scripts will 100% pay 50% of the total cost of the script..(I'm 100% SURE)

    I'm in this business

    Idea #2-
    Start a forum for webmaster talks.
    Use RSS Feed to get posts and topics from other forums.

    Idea #3-
    Start a Adult Forum with an Image Hosting/File Hosting facility.
    50% of the forum members will be p**verts clicking your adult ads and making you HELL LOTTA MONEY!!

    TRUST me..
    You can start all 3 Ideas with $10,000
    and yeah..

    Donate something to me..

    Cheers! Good Luck!
    Don't i have to worry about copyrights though??
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    Investment in some Fund where your money is guaranteed 100% and interests low.

    Invest it in some arms manufacturer company, this is my gut feeling, I think they will still be profitable for some time to come.

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    Gold or keep it under the bed as the markets are nose diving
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Coder~ View Post
    Ohk..
    Here is a SERIOUS IDEA..

    Buy Scripts..
    Sell them for half the price..

    Guess what..
    after 2 sales you cover up the total cost of that script and it starts generating money..

    Whats good about this?
    -Can make upto 10x profits
    -QUICK SALES,Its just like.. Pay and download directly
    -1000's of people searching for these scripts will 100% pay 50% of the total cost of the script..(I'm 100% SURE)

    I'm in this business

    Idea #2-
    Start a forum for webmaster talks.
    Use RSS Feed to get posts and topics from other forums.

    Idea #3-
    Start a Adult Forum with an Image Hosting/File Hosting facility.
    50% of the forum members will be p**verts clicking your adult ads and making you HELL LOTTA MONEY!!

    TRUST me..
    You can start all 3 Ideas with $10,000
    and yeah..

    Donate something to me..

    Cheers! Good Luck!
    Brilliant method ^. Back to the copyright question, you wouldn't face any issues if you bought the script with reseller rights.

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    Cool

    wait a second, once you buy something at a lower price, it never seems as if you would make profit by selling something for a lower price........... but it does make sense if you only have to buy it once. Is that what your saying? You pay for a Script once and sell it again and again? Then it makes sense that you will make a profit..... i just wanted to make sure


    In reality, there are tons (almost unlimited) possibilities for anything, especially for making money/spending money. You just have to find what you want/like. While it is a good idea to get possibilities from other people, in the end it's what you want and it's your responsibility to make your own decisions. It's also important to remember that you might spend all of this money (maybe with one idea or multiple ideas) but completely fail,....... (here's the important part) BUT THAT DOESN'T mean you will always fail. Just try again. So basically to some it up, there are almost unlimited possibilities and it's important for you to do your own research (which can include this forum, that's fine) and in the end decide on WHAT YOU WANT but also be able to realize that it may or may not be successful (but that doesn't mean you won't have success in the future)

    Good luck! Hope the money is spent well and that you can turn a profit somehow if you want

  25. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by malcarada View Post
    Investment in some Fund where your money is guaranteed 100% and interests low.
    there's really not such a thing right now. Everything has it's own level of risk, you can get something with little risk, but in the end there's still a possibility of losing your money.

    I would put the 10k in the bank and have it earn interest while I save up some more. There isn't much you can do with $10,000 investment wise unless you get lucky with your investment.

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    Don't put it in the bank... you earn nothing... well, unless you don't have a couple of months saved away in case something goes wrong.

    I guess you could wait for the market to stable out... remember: buy high, sell low... wait, that is not the way it goes... but that is what everyone seems to recommend.
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    Invest in China.

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    I always say to invest in yourself... Find something you're interested in that costs money but make you substantially more marketable to employers. For an IT professional such things would be MCSE, RHCE, or similar. They will pay themselves off easily in a year or two from the potential salary increases.

    Edit: But I'm in my early twenties.. May not be in somebody with an established career's best interest.
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    Invest it in shorting bank stocks =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugemarkus View Post
    serious ideas only please, don't say "give it to me".

    Thanks
    Hi,

    There are lots of investment options but you have to decide which one is better for you. Well, I would suggest you to consult with any well experienced investor because he is the person who will help you to decide which one is the best way to invest money for you.

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    create a hosting company.
    you have the funds to do It,may be you want need venture capital

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    S&P 500 index fund

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    So did you ever decide on where to invest it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawkwire View Post
    So did you ever decide on where to invest it?
    I think he decided to go to vegas

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