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A method that I made a lot of money with....

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bmac, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. bmac

    bmac BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I dont share a whole lot of methods on here mostly because once they are shared they are beat to death and killed by guys not using common sense but I no longer use this one and have not in a while and I usually will sell my methods but I have a lot of other ones that make a lot more than this so I thought I would share one.

    I have not done this in a while now but it still works and if I am bored and dont have much going on I will still do it from time to time.

    The first thing you need is an affiliate account with Hostgator. If you sign up 20 people or more per month you get $125 per sign up.

    I will then build a site using the same wordpress theme each time. What I was doing is building classified ad sites for a specific city like atlantabwmsforsale.com or something similar. I have also build a lot of amazon niche site where I would sell specific items like pool chemicals or really anything that amazon sells and use the amazon feed plugins. Anything that makes it easy to make a few changes to a site and make it city specific. I did the car classified sites because I had a good method to get the listings. Whatever type of site you do just make sure you can build them quickly in less than an hour.

    I would build 5 of them at a time using 5 different cities each week. I have a list of the top 100 cities as far as traffic for craigslist so I would pick 5 a week from the list and just work my way down the list. Once I had the sites built (I hosted them on a reseller server at hostgator). I would go to the craigslist city that the site was built for and post an ad in the free section of craigslist. I would tell people that I was a web design and I had built the site run but I took a new job or some other reason why I didnt have time to fool with and if someone wanted it they could have it. They would just need to sign up for hosting. Of course I would tell them I would move it for free and I could get them the first months hosting for free (using hostgators coupon offer that they let affiliates use).

    This works better than just saying "I will give you a free website" because people can see what they are actually getting. If you do one a day 5 days a week you are spending an hours a day to make $120. It does take 60 days to get paid and they have to stay a customer for 60 days. I make sure I stay in touch with the owners even if it is one emails per week to give them tips for the first two months so they keep the hosting. Then I dont care if they cancel. I personally like adsense sites because it is easier to make money and for the site owner to see instant income when they log into the account and it keeps them motivated. I have traffic methods that I will usually share with them as well just to get them some income. The reason why is I have found that if you stay in touch with them you get a lot of word of mouth site give aways.
     
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  2. atticanibal

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    Or have it as your signature :-" . Heh.
    But yeah saw a similar method a few months ago or a year ago I think only it had a different twist to it. But basically same stuff. Offer people free websites and just tell em to get hosting from * your link * . easy money !
     
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    Thanks for sharing OP. One question though, how did you manage the domains? Did you transfer them to the client after a few months or did you let them renew them after a year, or what?
     
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    Very novel method. Thanks for the share!
     
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    I would take different path from you :

    1. Find Local Keyword where there is advertiser using that keyword
    2. Build site according to that local keyword
    3. Do some SEO and rank it to top 3 or 10
    4. Rent the site to the advertiser or sell it
     
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    The whole Hostgator / free website works far better if the website you make is sub affiliated to you.
     
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    I would register the domain name with godaddy (usually get the 99 cent code) and then transfer it to them. I would usually have two methods to take payment back then which was paypal and 2checkout which paid us a $10 per sign up affiliate payment as well. If you use amazon it is better to sign them up under you as a sub but I was doing a diff type site.

    As far as SEO work I am sure that would work but you put a lot more effort into the sites and at some point you start getting a higher cost of labor than what you are getting out of the sites.
     
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    Excellent method OP. And I don't really care that something similar was posted, I missed that one :D so yeah, thanks added. Need to try this during spare time.
     
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    I have seen a lot of guys posting about giving away free sites but they are just offing to build a free site or give someone a free template but I have tried that and it simply does not work in volume. If someone feels like they are getting a legit operating business that they can see it make money they will take them but just to get someone to get their wallet out and buy hosting not knowing what they are getting is much harder.
     
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    I understand what you are saying, the reason behind my above comment. If you sell someone a e-commerce website, via eBay or something else, they do not see the hosting, they see a business opportunity. However on top of selling them the hosting package, which they do not see, you integrate your ecommerce website with sub affiliate links. Therefore if they actually do good off the website you gave them for free, you make money off the hosting, and then off the sub affiliates.
     
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    I've also seen a few savvy marketers offer bonuses with their affiliate promoted wordpress plugins along the lines of "will configure the whole thing for you and share my top 5 tips, etc, etc" where the only requirement is a new hosting account (under their link, of course)

    Killing two birds with one stone!

    EDIT: This tends to work best with themes and "total solutions" where a buyer doesn't likely yet have their own website
     
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    If I were going to do this, they would use my hosting on a reseller account, and pay me all the money. People almost never move an established site, so its an almost assured recurring income.

    I will give anyone 2 months free hosting if they will sign up for a year, any day.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing, Im interested in this part, I had some years ago a classifieds site, I used a method to get listing, was effective but tedious, can You share with me by PM your method to get listing? (I will share the mine if u want) because Im thinkin in run another ads classifieds site, get listting is the most hard part! My niche is spanish market, so dont worry Im not your competition!

    Hope u can help me

    Regards;
     
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    This method works.
    Here's 1 more tip to do it offline.
    Simply, go to your local restaurants or toy stores or clinics etc who does not have a website and tell them you are offering a free website for them.
    And tell them that they only need to buy the domain and hosting.
    You tell them, you will offer a 5 page website ( basically, Home, Contact,Privacy,TOS and About us )
    Almost everyone agrees with this and you can simply keep them signing up to your HG and Godaddy affiliate links.
    Bonus Tips, tell them if they need maintenance and updates, that would cost extra :)
    Keep making money ;)
     
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    Nice twist to old method. This twist made this method superior to the old method. We offering our site to someone who knows something about website rather than local business people who don't know anything about website maintanance. Content is our choice and no mailing required, only interested people contacts us. Great method. But it going to hammered by noobs next two weeks, they drop after 1 month, so i start it after 1 month.
     
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    the beauty of this method is we don't need convince any1 to take free site. It sound fishy to most why we're giving it for free a site worth $200, and if we said it would cost extra for updates they felt that we'll charge more money in the name of updates, and they won't accept.
     
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    Nice method for making money. If anyone can follow the direction appropriately, money making won't be too difficult for him.
     
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    Nice method, may add a twist and try this :)
     
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    If anyone is ALREADY doing this and cant hit the 125 per payout, I can work with you and give you 125 straight up.