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A little business advice? Too many orders... Ah! How to sell?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by flow, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    So I have a service set up that's bringing me in many orders-- it's not all the time consuming, although I hate it anyway. It's basically selling access to private myspace photos. I know that can't really be discussed here because it's hacking-related, but I thought it would be ok if I just asked a question more about the business side of it.

    How do you handle getting too many orders? Do you send a mass email explaining you have to catch up on orders before taking anymore?

    Do you guys use any programs to keep track of orders/email addresses? This is the first time I've done this and it's a bit overwhelming what with trying to match Paypal payments with emails addresses with orders, etc.

    The second thing is, honestly I just want to sell this business, does anyone know where it would be appropriate to do so? It would include a youtube video generating nearly all it's traffic... or should I just sell a 'starter package e-book' where I include the code to view private pics and a little e book detailing my method... and what do you sell it for? I know sites sell for 10x monthly income right?
     
  2. ddf1980

    ddf1980 Junior Member

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    In regard to the too many orders problem..hire somebody you trust - simple.

    You might need to visit a script forum like scriptmafia or something to get a program/script that can keep all of your emails/orders in check.
     
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  3. thaorius

    thaorius Junior Member

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    Never ever ever ever stop taking orders. Hire someone, get a script, work more, find a more efficient way to do it or decrease advertisement till you are capable of taking the traffic.
     
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  4. innocent

    innocent Junior Member

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    To answer your value question.... Yes, 10 times your monthly PROFIT will get you a buyer. The key will be to prove that this is a sustainable business. If you have been doing this for a year or more that would be ideal. If your profit per month is actually increasing make sure you take that into account for sale price.
     
  5. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    Hm well this is a strange situation since it's only sustainable if you get new exploits somehow. Some people can, some can't.. I need to market it to those that can, but won't they just copy my idea?


    PS, Google Docs spreadsheet is working perfect for me... although a spreadsheet isn't a very smooth workflow.