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How I made over $4000 selling the New PS4 & Xbox ONE

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by cburton81, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. cburton81

    cburton81 Elite Member

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    I'm posting this to give you guys a possible model to follow and to get your creative juices
    flowing when looking for ways to make money.



    1. I signed up for the Amazon Associates, Walmarts Affiliate and Gamestops affiliate programs. (I only ended up selling from Amazon and Walmart)

    2. I bought a general niche domain name for about $2 from Godaddy (It had "preorders" in the

    name). Godaddy lets you make as many subdomains as you want so I was able to cover both
    systems with this one domain. ie... xboxone.preorders???????.com, ps4.preorders???????.com.
    Each domain redirects to my "Amazon Store Product Link". Amazon Stores are very easy and free to set up.

    3. Now its time to advertise and get sales... My first marketplace was Facebook. I created

    an ad that told users that there was only a limited time to still purchase the console. I
    said there was only 4 days left to preorder and that quantites are about to run out. I
    targeted everyone that was listed on FB with xbox or ps4 listed in their interests. My ad just direct linked to my amazon link and not my Domain Name because I wanted people to think it was an ad from Amazon which they trust without much questioning. I also made 4 variations to the ad image and only kept the 2 highest converting. FB brought pre-orders everyday.

    4. Next I was going to come up with a plan to tackle Youtube for this offer. This is better

    if you have little to no money to start with since youtube is free to get going and requires
    very little money and effort to get ranked (usually). The idea was to create review videos just talking about how great the new PS4 was going to be and other videos about the X1. I also made a few review videos for the games that will be coming out on each system. In the Videos "About section" is where I posted my purchased Domain Name linking to each console. I wont go into how to rank videos here but you can find many threads here on BHW explaining that.

    5. I watched all the pre-orders coming in each day until they ran out. Once the release

    date hits all of these consoles will ship and Amazon will credit me with over $4000 in sales.

    This should have your minds thinking and I hope that you've even had a few ideas while reading this.

    *Oh I should also note that I generated a lot of "NON-PRODUCT SALES" This is a great plus to promoting Amazon products as you'll be surprised at how many sales you get for products you aren't even promoting.


    I wish everyone out there the same and even greater success than I've had.


    GOD Bless.
     
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  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    superb, cheers for sharing and well done. cant wait for the ps5 now lol
     
  3. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Thanks for sharing mate. I'm sure this will end up being moved to VIP soon though. Could you tell me how long you were working on this project to generate $4000? Cheers and well done man.
     
  4. ttrox

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    I'm kinda wondering, is it even possible to do that? It's just a question, I actually don't know for sure (only time I tried to use FB ads I got my account blocked before even starting :thumpdown)
     
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  5. EddyD

    EddyD Regular Member

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    I've linked directly to amazon with FB ads in the past, so more than likely is still working.
     
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  6. ttrox

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    That's good to know. Thanks for your answer :)
     
  7. Veyron

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    Congratulations and I wish you continued success! It's always great to see people coming up with unique methods to make money. :)

    Veyron
     
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    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Also, I'm interested to know how many "pre-orders" you received with Amazon giving a maximum commission of 8.5% with 3,131 minimum orders. You had to have had hundreds of orders to be receiving a $4,000 commission check from them. Maybe you meant to say "How I made over $400 selling the New PS4 & Xbox One"? Something seems a little off but if you had the right amount of targeted traffic anything is possible.

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  9. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    what % roughly of the total order qty was nothing related to xbox or ps3?
     
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    Man did you really have this much traffic just on a brand new YouTube video and running some Facebook ads?
     
  11. nobody_here

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    Awesome idea! Especially with Christmas around the corner! Thanks!
     
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    Hmm you can leave amazon link in FB ads ?
     
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    How much was your profit OP?
     
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  14. Dennyy

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    Doesn't Amazon ban your account for cloaking its affiliate link?

    In this case, you redirected ps4.preorderxxxxx.com to the Amazon product page, I could have sworn that's disallowed by Amazon no?
     
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    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    This is BHW, so I am sure something that was used was against someone's TOS.
     
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  16. Globalization

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    looking at this, op had to have sold about 100-130 or so preorders. These systems are hot products so it's definitely not impossible, if he could have gotten 5000 somewhat targeted viewers, than yeah
     
  17. STONESEO

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    well thinked man.............
     
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    That's a great idea man.... I will apply it when the PS5 comes out. lol
     
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    I'd be linking my amazon affiliate id in facebook ads, it's against their tos and many people got their amazon account banned this way.
     
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  20. luice326

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    Have you tried youtube video's