Pulling £50 Notes Out Your Arm Pit – Yep Neat Trick But How Do You Do It?

Have you ever been waiting to pay with a lil sweat on.., just praying that your card payment goes through? Yeah I know that feeling... That's when you wish you could pull £50 notes out your arse right?

Sometimes you just want to make £100 now, like right now. Even the weekly chores can often be running to £100's or more, especially if you have a family. With just 4 mouths to feed, here are a few of last weeks random, but essential costs:

  • Doing the weekly shopping
  • A birthday treat at Nando's
  • Filling up the car with petrol

I couldn't believe it, I only have an A3 and hate to think what my old volvo V 70 estate would take these days! Anyhooo that's £237.45 - that's no small chunk of change either!

How to make money when you want to?

A few years ago I thought the answer to that question was only available to the peeps trading the stock market... today I know that anyone that can do this, can offer a service that peeps will chew your hand off for... if you position yourself correctly!

I know what you're thinking - what skills do I have that peeps will pay for? Well if you're reading this you probably already have the skillz!

How I did when I stuck my neck out!

Now let's be clear, I wouldn't class myself as a marketing expert ... but I know a few peeps I certainly would call experts, like Noah Kagan who runs (amongst others) a website called KopyWritingKourse.com which I do advise you to visit - you'll find some really great content there.

... And Noah's doesn't just talk about copywriting shizzle, one of these great pieces of content I found was there was the 1 day business idea, it's 'that idea' I decided to experiment with!

When reading his post I immediately thought about all the times that I've been asked that question, the question we all want to know:  How do I make money NOW!?

So the idea is a simple one, so simple that anyone that knows how to setup a wordpress site can do it. The hardest part for many will be the 'sticking ya neck out' 

I had my first enquiry ​within the hour, but didn't smooth out my 'patter'  which sealed the deal until the 3rd enquiry, which was the same afternoon. So get your spiel straight!

This idea for making money we are connecting with local community but also the peeps on our social media profiles. So if folks don't know that you have a certain skill that you're able to charge for ... they soon will! 

The 'Ol Timers Technique

I'm calling the section the 'ol timers technique as this way of drumming up business has been around for donkeys years. Plus as they say, the old ones are the best right?

The post on Kopywriting course, doesn't just talk about this one technique, there are loads of other methods, it's just that this method I know you can do if you're a follower of this blog.

So we're going to give people an irresistible offer, an offer that to those who are 'looking' for your product or service will find too good to resist 😉

In a nutshell the task is to copy and paste the text and image below to advertise your services. I changed nothing at all of the original text, which is what Noah recommended, apart from my phone number and location.  

Here's the copy & paste text below...

Hey friends! If you’ve ever wanted a website built, I’m doing a special deal where I’ll setup a full WordPress website for you within 24 hours for only $100.
Any website you need (can be a personal blog, photography portfolio, company website), I will make for you. We’ll hop on a call together and within 24 hours I’ll get your entire website up and running. I’ll even train you how to use it if needed.

These websites are designed so:
–You can easily update them.
–They have a chance of getting ranked in search engines.
–You can send people your website link.

I am doing a very limited promotion of a flat $100 fee for this ENTIRE service. Many web developers here charge starting at $125/hour, so this is extremely generous!

WhateverYourNameIs – Phone/Text: YourPhone#

P.S. I’m pretty decent at setting up websites, so if you have any website questions at all, ask them in the comments and I’ll help you out or point you in the right direction.​

I did just as asked by only changing the text that I've highlighted in green. then posted it with the image below, that you can download too.  Noah gives a template you can own, you can open this template in Google Drawings then click: >> File Make Copy - which is what I did.

There are different tweaked versions of the text for posting to facebook, craigslist, gumtree etc so as not to upset anyones tos. 

I then posted my ad onto a few pages that were local to me, as I'm in Northampton  UK I used:

  • My Personal FB Page
  • Events in Northampton
  • Work from home group x2
  • Things for sale in Northampton grp.
  • Gumtree ad: 'WordPress websites made for £100 right here in Northampton!' (reference number 1215154822). for £5.99

Was it really like pulling £50 notes?

Bum Inspection

Well not instant cash on demand it wasn't, but there was a little run of jobs that did flow on... Even though I was landing quick jobs to do on the same day, I wasn't able to get paid until 24hrs after securing the deals.

I'd also like to tell you about a few other benefits that I didn't think of that are pretty cool and may persuade you to do the experiment yourself. 

I got a Portfolio

I was quickly able to create a portfolio of real customers that were happy with my work. That means that not only do you finally have something to show peeps that ask " have you got a portfolio you can show me?"​ But, you're able to get real social proof via testimonials that you can put on your website. 

It got Shared

I was pleasantly surprised to find that friends actually shared the posts and even tagged their friends in comments I really didn't expect that, I shared the ad on my "personal timeline" where only my friends would see. They passed on the value to their peeps because of their trust in me. So the hurdle of not sharing your ventures to close friends wasn't a hurdle but a slide... so to speak!

Same week not same day

​As I said it didn't kick into gear until I was clear about what the offer was when peeps came calling. I ended up settling on one-page websites and once I had my spiel down it all fell into place 'the experiment' yielded 12 one page websites in total in 3 weeks. Eight sites were built from facebook connections, and 5 from the Gumtree ad, which was great VFM as it seems.

Ongoing work

If anyone was in the market for a new website it was a no-brainer. Yet still I didn't cut any corners just because I was doing these sites for a steal. Whilst leaving the new owners knowing their new all singing and dancing single page sites could be built out to anything they wanted for any purpose. 

If you under-promise and over-deliver you'll set yourself up for success in the eyes of your clients every time... and that can be banked!

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The very first comment I got from an online marketing friend was " you're giving them away!" ...and it's true, but was method in my madness?

By using the approach of under promising and over delivering when I created the one-page sites. I really did especially in my clients eyes) overdeliver in the time frame, and it paid off.

Summary - got the runs!

Yeah enough bum puns already!

Anyhooo, off the back of a one-pager I created for a client  who shared it in her timeline - I got a call asking if I would create 23 single page websites with minor variations to each site...I see a bonus as they just want the same site with location tweaks, one-page format for the same price... wordpress clone plugin anyone -;) 

It'll be like magic!​

ourI really hope this inspires you to get you groove on and stick your neck out and advertise what you can do... If you need to get your hands on £100 quickly this works -
Do let me know what happened when you tried it, and if you won't try it, why not?

Cheers for reading  - IF you found this helpful please pass it on to your mates who may find it useful & please do click the heart below and show a lil love, I'd really appreciate it 😉 

PT - Tony

  • Christian says:

    What a wonderful write up! I’m always focusing on what I can do with my time to make extra money, not what I can do for others who might benefit from my knowledge. As the saying goes, help as many people as you can, and watch the money follow.

    I am learning how to code, and create websites from scratch using HTML5 and CSS 3. Hopefully those skills will transfer into a profitable business for myself! Thank you for these ideas!

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Christian,

      Thanks for passing by, and you are sooo right with “help as many people as you can, and watch the money follow”. I had a mentoring session a couple of years ago where the sentiments were exactly the same.

      There’s certainly leg’s in attaining the skills of HTML5 and CSS 3 everyone would love a little tweak in their design… most don’t know that html5 and css3 are the key – the world is your oyster bro!

      Keep going and let me know when you hit 4 figures pcm and I’ll do a happy dance 😉

      Regards – }TonyBMe!

  • Ryan says:

    Wow, I never even thought about leasing out my WP skills. Quite frankly, I didn’t even know I had any.

    My biggest worry is that they’ll expect something beyond my capabilities.

    What about the images? Do they give you their own or do you source it for them?

    And the hosting? Man, I have so many questions. I’ve even backed down from job offers after people saw my site. I’m only used to running my site so I really didn’t know where to begin making one for someone else.

    Hope all my questions make sense,

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Ryan,
      Damn skippy you’ve got skills. And with Images I’ve found that most have images they want to use and if no there’s always unsplash and the like. If I have to source them I always start with free hi-res.
      If they don’t have hosting I recommend where to host the site and get a commision for that too!

      Bottom line what’s to stop you from getting the jobs and having a partner to help you do it eh?
      Outside the box buddy – welcome to oppertunity.

      Gr8 to see you hear Ryan.

      Holla anytime.

  • Peter says:

    Hi Tony,
    I love success stories and this is a great one. Good for you man and I’m so happy you found a way to make this pay.
    We all get caught up in training and talking about it and not getting down to the actual doing it. It’s about the money and making it as quick as you can. I am lousy at making websites, my memory is just horrible. I have to go back and watch training over and over again. Maybe one day I’ll get there.
    Thanks for your inspiring story and keep up the god work. Really well done!

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hey Pete,

      Lousy – haha, you should have seen my first website, but dude that was 8 yrs ago. I’ve learned since it’s not really about how it looks – it’s about what it shares buddy. There are plenty of ways for making it pay as I’ve found over time.

      Maybe your forté will be graphics or writing who knows what you’ll develop into.
      Best Thing is to keep going, ask if you need help and get a buddy to mentor if you can,

      Cheers for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment buddy.

  • Penelope says:

    This is a hilarious article! Thanks for all the fun and silly wordplay. I like the idea of advertising your wordpress skills, throwing that out there, and seeing who bit. Sounds like you had some decent and profitable experiences, and were able to put your blogging knowledge to use. It’s funny that this counts as an “old timer” technique, in this day and age 🙂

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Penelope,

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

      BTW I think offering an irresistible offer is about as old as it gets 😉


  • greg smyth says:

    Hi Tony,
    I’ve had this same idea in my head for weeks, how can i teach people to set up a basic website. My thoughts were to advertise in the town where i live, and offer a one on one for a full day, for $100. I get on well with people, especially the retirees, and i know this could work. Your idea is much the same, but no face to face.
    I would probably get a free meal and a few coffees too. Just think of the referrals i’d get.

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Greg,

      it’s a great ideas you have there… I did something similar a few years ago – but had 4 peeps come round to my house .. so I had to provide the coffee, but did enjoy the group training experience… and 4 times the pay 😉

      Go on buddy stick ya neck out and give it a go, I’d love to know how it goes.

      Keep going Greg

      Regards T

  • Steve says:

    When we get trained on something, we can only see the end objective off what we were trained. Yet, many of the skills within that training can be sold individually.

    There are many people that have no idea of how to build a website. After 4 years of building websites, it’s second nature to me. I can easily put a one page site together in a few minutes. $100 for less than an hours work would be great.

    Plus the contacts and referrals you could get using this method could really skyrocket your business. Once you have the client you could expand the website, get it ranked, build citations, build a list and email marketing, Facebook or social media marketing, PPC just as a few additional service that could be offered to the client. If the client is happy, you can get additional referrals.

    I’m going to have to give this a try.

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Steve, and welcome …

      You’ve hit the nail on the head there buddy, it’s less than an hours wk and easy money.. just like pullin it out of dark places!

      I haven’t shared this online yet so you’re the first to hear it…

      what started off as an experiment in how to get clients when you believe you’ve no skills.
      Won me 23 new contacts. and 15 new sites to build… PLUS one of those sites I built has turned into a $36’000 in work in the next 3 months from one client plus who want’s a maintenance contract in place too we’ve yet to finalize…

      Just keep going eh! 🙂

      Cheers for dropping by buddy holla at ya boy


  • Mike Mahaffey says:

    Yea, I seem to always be waiting with a lil sweat on? Quite the inspiring post, I must say.
    Sometimes you just get to thinking making money on the web is too elusive, and then here you come to shake me up and get me going again.
    I’ll be checking out that Kopywriting Kourse too.

  • Keith says:

    Haha… thats an attention catching introduction. Quite true of course, we’ve all been through that desperate need for some fast cash.
    The method you used to copy and paste the provided text can be seen a risky by many. But the truth is, it is a marketing basic to stick to similar selling techniques.

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hey Keith,

      Glad I caught your eye 😉
      Those who see it as risky are allowed their opinions and can try something else I’m sure.
      Facts being, as you say, it’s a marketing basic technique… if it ain’t broke don’t fix it right!

      Cheers for leaving your thoughts.
      Catch you on the re-bound


  • Roopesh says:

    Now that is a brilliant idea, if I don’t mind saying so!

    I am going to give this a go. The template looks great and is to the point.

    Just a question, do suggest to them a domain name or do your clients have an idea of what their site will be called?

    I could certainly do with $100 on the side.
    Thanks a mill for this idea

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Roopesh,

      Thanks for dropping by and I don’t mind you saying so at all 😉
      The templates are great and there’s no need to “re-invent the wheel” it just works.

      With this type of deal the clients usually have an idea of what they want. I do offer suggestion if needed. If you give this a go PLS tell me how it goes for you.

      Good luck buddy & keep going.

  • Aaron says:

    This is a great idea! I never thought about WordPress in that way and with the training provided here it is a no brainer.

    I’m curious do you help your clientele with SEO?
    Do you use basic WordPress or have them upgrade?
    Do you add much content or let them post on their own?

    Really great idea and I’ll be sure to share and spread the word on your site. Thanks for posting and cheers to making money online!

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi Aaron,

      Great questions –

      SEO – it’s an easy upsell, the £100 sites are just a foot in the door
      I used a mix of premium I have license to use & free WP themes…no additional cost
      I asked for content, where they didn’t have any ready Lorem-Ipsum went in.

      Cheers for your comment Aaron, it’s a simple idea that yealds results… Give it a go!


  • John says:

    Lol! Your headline about pulling $50 dollar notes out of your pocket got me intrigued and then your image made me laugh out loud 😉
    Reading through your article though REALLY got me intrigued!
    If you have the ability to build a website it sounds like a great way to make some quick cash.
    I have built a few websites myself, do you really think this can work for me too?

    • PT - Tony says:

      Hi John,
      Glad that you had a good giggle at the picture – it’s a classic isn’t it!
      OF COURSE it can work for you too.. it can work for anyone who can build a wordpress website.
      You really should give it a go bud and let me know how many takers you get…

      Cheers for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

      Slaters John

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