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1 hour sending emails offering free websites = 320 dollars

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by kaetano, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. kaetano

    kaetano Junior Member

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    Hi bhw

    This morning I took action finally because I really need the money, so started sending emails offering free website desing to local business who doesnt have website yet, the result is after 3 hours of sending the emails, 3 local business want me to desing their website.

    11.00 H. - I went to the yellowpages of my country and started browsing for lawyers who didnt have website and send them this email, its translated with google translate because it was in spanish, i have no time to translate.

    12.00 H. - I sent this email to 65 local business.

    14.00 H. - 3 local business interested in the free website desing offer and im waiting for the content that they want in the website.

    P.S. I will use godaddy affiliate and wix or weebly, but if you know a better affiliate program tell me, also i want to discuss and hear your ideas.

    GOOD LUCK, I'LL UPDATE SOON.
     
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  2. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    I don't get it. You are offering free website design, how did you make $320? I'm assuming you will design the website for free, then charge a reoccurring maintenance fee?

    I would...

    Charge them $10 for a domain, then tell them that there is a maintenance fee each month but you will cover the costs of the first month. All they owe you is $10 right now and they will be billed for the first maintenance fee in 30 days.
     
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  3. kaetano

    kaetano Junior Member

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    I design the website and they buy the hosting at godaddy via my affiliate link.
     
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  4. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nice.

    $100 x 3 in hosting commissions.

    :)

    +1 for taking action.
     
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  5. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    Interested In how you weaved signing up at godaddy with them. Was this all over the phone/email?
     
  6. Codythebest

    Codythebest Senior Member

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    Haaa...I remember the free websites thing back in what?...2002 if I remember well...I was making a fortune just doing that...great (old) method...I was getting $25/month for the hosting, I had like 250-300 clients and my hosting cost me $79.99/year :))))
    I remember I was even charging a fee to upload their file on the host :))
     
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  7. boom1

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    obviously still working, well done OP

    @ OP so the commissions from godaddy were $100 each, is that right?
     
  8. AQGrimm

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    Congrats on taking action.

    Keep us updated on how it goes :)
     
  9. ba_laz

    ba_laz Power Member

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    OP,register at comission junction and make them buy hostgator hosting via your affiliate link,that is $100 each
     
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  10. bgmaster

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    Great method OP didn't know this still worked!
     
  11. jonnyquest

    jonnyquest Regular Member

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    Question?

    How did you score or find their email address without a website? Did you call the gatekeeper first to get.

    JQ
     
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  12. j3rki

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    good for you to take action!

    my question is: how do you get them to signup under affiliate links?

    my idea was to offer free design but 25-50 euros per month for hosting and maintance which cody explained before. but how to tell them ;)

    "hi guys, ill give you a free webdesign. all you have to do is to pay 50 euros per month to me for hosting."

    "dafuck? though its free!"
     
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  13. OutsideGroove

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    When they say that you just tell them the DESIGN is free, but it still costs per month to host and maintain the site. Always throw in how you will take care of submitting the sites to Google, Yahoo and all the other big search engines.

    Also don't give them a great website for free but a taste of one. If they want more pages/sections/galleries, etc tell them that you would LOVE to take care of that but that is a lot more work and therefor you would need to be paid for that extra design work. Give em a solid price too.

    Businesses hate when you get vague on pricing. Give em a number. So if you say its $75 per extra page, that is what it is for everyone. Don't try and get more from the lawyer then the auto repair shop. They all talk and when they find out one is getting a better deal, they can ruin you when they talk.

    Networking is awesome but you must respect it when you work it.


    For the OP I think you should look to getting your own reseller account and try and get everyone to be hosted via you so you have all the recurring income and not Godaddy.
     
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  14. dotcomdesigns

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    Give them the url to the host with your aff id. Tell them they have to order hosting through that link. Tell them after they have completed the sign up and received the welcome email to forward it to you so that you can upload their new website.

    I have heard of people checking out the hosting and shopping around for better deals, signing up elsewhere and then expecting to get the websites.

    Another trick I read was to find coupons for Hostgator and give this to the business owner. Tell them to use the coupon through your aff id url to get a discount. This should encourage them to sign up through your link as the feel they are getting a discount on the hosting too.
     
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  15. kaetano

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    Hi guys, thanks for your responses.

    The process is very simple. The clients send you all the content that they want in the website, then, you tell them that you've finished the website but they have to buy hosting, the hosting isnt free but you know a company called godaddy or hostgator that has the cheapest plans, so you send them your affiliate link and tell them to buy the hosting and when they receive the details you'll upload the website.

    Another way to do this but i didnt try it yet and i dont know if it will work its to tell them to come to your office and you will show him the website and make some corrections, also they can buy the hosting in my presence and i'll guide him but his credit card is needed.

    could it be a problem if i sign up many clients with my affiliate link from one IP''

    thanks in advance i'll keep you updated.
     
  16. Canuck

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    If you're a direct Hostgator affiliate you can create custom coupon codes for 25% off or $0.01 First Month - you could include your company name in them if you want. This way you link them via your affiliate link and you ask them to use a coupon that will save them some money. Should cover your bases there.

    Yes. You can/will get flagged, you can usually forward your affiliate manager the original sign-up email though. Just best to get them to do it from their location. Using the tracking link and custom coupon code, that should cover you fairly well.
     
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  17. KingofGreen

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    Direct hostgator affiliate? What do you mean by that? Is it different from there affiliate program offered to everyone?
     
  18. brittany46

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    Sign up as affiliate at Hostgator(direct), or become an affiliate at comission junction(network). Some people trust an affiliate network more than the actual vendor. I think Hostgator is pretty good myself.
     
  19. KingofGreen

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    Awesome, thank you! Will be giving this a shot with my own angle. Thanks given to op for the inspiration. Thinking ill set up a site of my own so the potential clients can see my skill level. Ans have something legit looking to put on my cupons.
     
  20. BENNY8877

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    For anyone doing this I would advise you to let them know what you will and won't do before making these sites. Some of these clients can become a real pain in the ass because it is their first website and want everything to look perfect. They will call you everyday to make changes if you let them.
     
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