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Does Bum Marketing still work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theprovider777, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. theprovider777

    theprovider777 Registered Member

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    Is anyone successfully using the bum marketing methods?

    I see no reason why they wouldn't still work, but I figured I'd consult you guys beforehand.

    I've done a little (very little) article marketing before, but I've never been able to release the juices enough to write even 10 (or even 3) articles in any short timespan. An article here, an article there; no serious effort.

    Any tips on creating a large quantity of high quality articles? (without outsourcing. I can't even afford the Indians at this point. :rolleyes: )

    What kind of income could I expect from such methods?
     
  2. theprovider777

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    Oh, really? THAT IS FASCINATING! :|

    *glares at everyone* :\
     
  3. coitza

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    :) sry u got no reply.....i have a question if you don't mind, what is bum marketing?
     
  4. theprovider777

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    There are a few different methods in Bum Marketing, but I was mainly referring to manually writing a whole lot of articles with your affiliate link in the resource box and just get the articles out there.

    I've done this a few times, but I didn't even get close to the number of articles I would have to write to make it effective. That's a lot of work. :(

    You can probably find a copy of the Bum Marketing method in the Downloads section. (Once you reach 15 posts...you're almost there!)
     
  5. Zeopro

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    I've found using the article marketing concepts in Bum Marketing to be very effective. I don't usually have the time to write my own articles but I've been able to outsource them for $1.50 to $3.00 a piece.
     
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    writing articles sucks.. if you can line up someone to write them for you then I could see some value in bum marketing..
     
  7. famook

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    It's still a very easy way to get started and it does work. Really IMO Bum Marketing is anything you can use without paying for it. That's the basic concept so its not really just articles but, blogs, Squidoo, Hubpages, USFreeads and anything else that you can do for free.
     
  8. Ruck

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    You write the articles for directories with links back to your site and capture subscribers and pose one time's for front profits, email the list good content and present backend profits.

    Second, you sell the articles you have written to Associated Content so it pays for your time that you spent writing in the first place.

    Third you spin your articles and place them on high authority middle man sites such as Hubpages, Squidoo, UsFreeAds, Etc.

    Fourth we social bookmark our shit.

    Fifth if we have pulled profits we go to DP and hire them idiots that stumble and digg for pennies and we get others bookmarking for us. This shows that others are interested and we ain't just bookmarking our own shit.

    There's tons of ways to cut the corner on this. But you must develop a fast writing sense. Everything else is cake. I have a free Article Domination Report located in my free reports on my blog, and you can have a detailed blueprint of how I utilize article marketing.

    The report contains affiliate links so don't buy anything until you get with me. Most of the stuff you can do free or can get the hook up:)
     
  9. garyresource

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    Hi Ruck,

    I'm also spending most of my time into article marketing / bum marketing methods. Would be interested to get the Article Domination Report and the detailed blueprint you mentioned. Let me know how i can get access to that? Thanks a lot!
     
  10. Nick Flame

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    Go to his blog and you can download it from there.
    He has his blog in his signature.
     
  11. coreygeer

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    I tried a little bit of Bum Marketing (just basically following the directions that was written on the main bum marketing website) and I wrote a few articles and found out.. I do love writing, but I honestly can't stand writing entire articles at a time. I'm sure it'd be successful if you were to massively write each and every day.
     
  12. theprovider777

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    Great replies everyone!

    So, realistically, what would you guys estimate the profit:article ratio would be?
    ie, how many articles per day would I have to write to bring in say, $200/month?

    I know, I could just write some and find out..but damn. I need to know it would be worth it. :\

    Thanks guys, and sorry for seeming newbish.
     
  13. Ruck

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    I know a guy from the Warrior Forum that has personally made over $9,000 with a video marketing article. The last time I talked to him on Skype the article had brought in almost $9,200 for the year.

    The thing is, it's like everything else out there. You halfass it, then you will see minimal results if any. You bust your tail, and stay at it, then it will start piling up and paying off.
     
  14. Oakley

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    Hey all,

    Have stayed in touch with Black Hat Forum off and on and every damn time I drop in someone has information that is of value.

    Ruck tells it like it is and I appreciate it. Hell his post is literally a blueprint for bum marketing.

    I just don't get into ripping other people but I have just canceled a membership in marketersos.com what an awesome concept but after nearly 2 months I just cannot handle the inconsistency of the software. Buyer beware !! I wanted marketersos to work badly but it didn't.

    Hopefully this will help someone on the fence about markersos - great concept but software doesn't work.

    I now am going to bum market and invest more time into this forum, thanks everyone for your tips and knowledge.

    Alan
     
  15. Essential Clix

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    Bum Marketing = Pan Handling?
     
  16. Gallardo

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    Do you guys put the affiliate link directly in the resource box?

    Or, you link to a page that contains the affiliate link?
     
  17. Ruck

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    Well Gallardo,

    Here's the thing. And I don't want to sound pushy or offending, but it really breaks down like this. Your going to have to look at writing your articles and how much is your time worth. If you don't got much time, or if you do have a lot of time, then you must move onto the next thought.

    How am I building my business?

    When you link to affiliate products/programs your not really building your business. Yea, you might pull some front end but seriously, you had better be writing your ass off.

    When you set up little content sites and/or landing pages to capture emails before the front end presentation then you have chances later to capitalize on backend profits. Your article just isn't a resource for a cookie set now, it's a lifetime buyer building machine.

    Which by the way is VERY important. Write articles that's what the big BUM MArketing method was. It's every bit as important after the article as it is before it.

    So just look at your business. Do you want to take shots at front end profits, set and forget, or do you want your time to go as building a foundation for further things down the road?
     
  18. Gallardo

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    That's a very wise post. I observed that building a business is a recurring theme in many of your posts. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks a lot Ruck.
     
  19. Ruck

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    Yea it really is man.

    I encourage it even in blackhat. I try to find ways to make
    things as last as long as they can. I have never seen a blackhat
    tactic completely die, but it got complicated enough that I have
    moved away from it.

    I like the word "compound" Do it in everything you do, and you
    will always walk away with positives when you leave a method.
     
  20. XRay

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    Excellent post Ruck. I made my 1st Clickbank commissions using BUM Marketing, so I'm definitely a fan of it. The writing effort seems to cause people to give up before the method can bear any fruit. If they have a little determination and keep at it, they can gradually improve. Figure out work arounds to your weak points (use PLR as a guideline, strive for quality over output, study EZA articles that have high rankings in Google, etc.) and experiment with it. EZA isn't the only game in town -like you said, put your articles on web 2.0 authority sites that allow you to do what you can't on EZA. Just don't give up.

    That WF post you referred to is inspring, isn't it? Over $9,000 from one article (and a blog where he linked to the same article) :cool:.

    Here's the link to that post for those of you who haven't read it before

    [URL="http://www.warriorforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=158669"/URL]