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Business prospects: Mailchimp competitor

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by patrickthomas, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    Hi folks

    I wrote there mailchimp competitor so that you may check the post. I know I can't compete with them

    They are huge
    But I was trying to make some estimates

    I have got an in-house application build and completely ready to launch
    Hopefully will be on your browsers by 1st April

    Now the question
    I am planning to put some 1000usd a month in online marketing
    Fb marketing
    Bhw marketplace
    Google adwords
    Free enterprise accounts to big blog owners
    Affiliate programs
    And few more

    Pricing to be offered
    1$ for 1000 emails
    Base plan starts 5$

    What kind of numbers should I expect with this strategy

    I am sure we have some serious online business owners here on the forum to share their knowledge
     
  2. ComputerEngineer

    ComputerEngineer Senior Member

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    u can not compete with them with marketing

    the real issue is having communication with email providers and let them accept your emails
     
  3. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    Hey
    thanks for for your input
    I planned to use mandrill for SMTP server they are good with inboximg
    I guess after this
    mail acceptance issue should be solved
    what say?

    Have you you tried your hands on this
     
  4. joeb1ow

    joeb1ow Regular Member

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    You do realize mandrill is apart of Mailchimp if you didn't know.

    -JB
     
  5. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    Hi

    yes we all know that
    but how is it going to matter
    and we have Amazon ses as well
    I already I know can't compete with them
     
  6. Money Over Morals

    Money Over Morals BANNED BANNED

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    Why would people use you instead of mail chimp?

    You will be fighting a multi million dollar company, $1000 aint going to cut it son.
     
  7. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    Ok sir
    sir thanks for keeping my spirit high
    I just wanted someone to give me some number I should be looking at
    But no one did
    any ways guys
    thanks for your time and help
    I will come back on this thread now on 1st may

    and share my real experience with you guys

    all this with due respect to all people here
     
  8. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OP, sounds like this is essentially a white label service with custom aspects since its based upon Mail Chimp's mandril, correct? As such what is your bottom line and costs, etc? You need a core of users, and you need a niche. I was thinking of building something similar to this once but never could figure out a profitable angle. Ideally this needs to be offered as part of a larger and more specific service.

    There IS no bottom line of blind advertising anybody can give you. You need to find your niche or find a unique service to implement this within. Lucky for you here on BHW has more than enough niches that the big boys won't get their hands dirty with. Instead of looking to blow $1,000 you need to be hustling and bootstrapping here. A simple joint venture post may be a good start.
     
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  9. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    hi
    thanks for your reply
    yes to 99.99 percent users it will show only my name in the bottom area as powered by
    just few guys know to click show original button in Gmail where deep study will show it is coming from mandrill

    point 2- mandrill has base plan of 10 usd upto 500 subscribers
    now this client I expect to shoot 4000 emails a month which is twice a week
    And I am planning no plan based on subscribers
    just based on number of emails
    which will be 5 usd for 5000 emails

    I feel it will surely get 100 clients a month at 5 usd a month
    and in this pricing I make 400 usd

    which is cool to me to begin
    What say sir ?
     
  10. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    Already got clients of total sending 100k emails in a day
     
  11. Gludathione

    Gludathione Newbie

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    The idea is good but need to really know what you're doing. Reliability is key if you can establish regular happy clients you will do well. Start small and scale up.