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Finally, Friggin' eBay Is Useful... 1K-3K From Glitch

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ..Q.., Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ..Q..

    ..Q.. Junior Member

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    Finally, Friggin' eBay Is Useful... 1K-3K From Glitch

    Initially I plan to release this info in the BST thread
    to people donating for it.

    Unfortunately (fortunately for you), I went against
    BHW TOS by making my initial post asking for
    suggestions sound like a presell.

    I feel bad and to make up for it, I'm releasing this
    info for free here. (Geee... Thanks EssentialClix
    :p )

    I've used this method myself to make average of
    2K per month.

    I'm not using it anymore because I've already
    moved on to bigger stuff.

    OK, here is what you need;

    1) eBay account
    2) CPA network account
    3) eBay Turbo Lister
    4) Auctiva account (probably optional)
    5) Some money

    Let me explain the glitch first.

    I stumbled upon it by observing a very small
    group of people who seems to do well with eBay
    ClassifiedAds.

    These people always have their ClassifiedAds
    on FIRST PAGE of any keywords targetted
    whenever users use the "list item fr low to high
    price" option, ANY DAY AND ANYTIME.

    The secret is to have your gallery shipping
    stated as "free: pickup only" and price your item
    at 1cent via ClassifiedAds.

    The problem is that you cannot indicate your
    shipping terms on the gallery using eBay site
    listing tools. It won't allow you to do that.

    I tested a few ways to achieve that and finally
    got it, although for months I'm not sure what
    is the determining factor.

    I just followed the technique below. I did inquire
    briefly in BHW recently about what exactly the
    thing that causes the "free: Pickup Only" to
    appear on your gallery, but I leave it up to you
    to test it.

    A) Get an Auctiva free acount and do your listing
    there first.

    DO NOT UPLOAD IT TO eBay. Just save it first.

    Auctiva do not have classified option. Use the BIN
    option and remember to priced it at 1cent.

    From my recent inquiry, it might not be necessary
    to draw out your listing in Auctiva first.

    But, Auctiva have an option for you to have a
    scrolling gallery in your auction and this is
    very useful for cross-promotion.

    Usually health and beauty products move well
    and not so much for digital/grants/info stuffs.

    So, the scrolling gallery could be used to boost
    traffic to your info auction from the health/beauty
    auctions.

    B) From the saved listing section in Auctiva, go
    to the auction you just created and click on the
    html preview button.

    Copy the html code and transfer it in Turbo Lister.

    C) Fill up the other listing fields in TL, choosing
    'Classified Ads', 'everything else' category, 1cent
    price, etc...

    D) Before you upload from TL to eBay, finalize
    everything here.

    ANY EDITING AFTER YOU PUBLISH AUCTION
    WILL CAUSE THE "FREE: PICKUP ONLY" TO
    DISAPPEAR!

    E) Voila... A few hours after you publish, the
    glitch will appear and you will be sitting pretty
    on the first page of 'low to high price' gallery
    section.

    You still need to be able to write good title and
    copywriting in the auction to maximize this
    method.

    eBay don't allow links in auction but I have no
    problem putting links to my CPA offers using
    classified option.

    Sorry if this guide is not clear... I'm writing from
    the top of my head using a tiny umpc, so it might
    be haphazardly done.

    I'll be here later to answer any questions or to
    add/edit to what I have written.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. ooodaveb

    ooodaveb Junior Member

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    Do you recommend any CPA networks?

    Basically you're selling health/beauty digital products? Do you actually have to deliver the itme for 1 cent that you listed?
     
  3. ..Q..

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    Oh, I believe they knew about it for a very long time... never seem
    to get fixed, though...

    Maybe they find classified good money earner in this economic
    downturn.

    They also have not crack down on links out in classified.

    BTW, per auction usually earn me $75 to $200 from CPA offers... so
    running 10 to 20 offers net me about 2K each month.

    Market still wide open in teeth whitening, guarana, sleep aid, anti-
    aging, acne, etc...

    I got some ways to beat the competition or the so called saturation...
    but I leave that tip for another day :D
     
  4. ..Q..

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    Any network that pays and pays well would do...

    I'm advertising health/beauty physical product which is on trial offer.

    I don't deliver it... I just direct the traffic via links to the offer page
    and they take care of logistic and my commission.
     
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    Awesome move..now lets see how well it works..off I go...by the way..thanks for the insight.
     
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    Do you also know if it is against eBay's TOS to put CPC ad's in eBay Classified listings??
     
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    nice post! i've been out of ebay for a while and didnt even know they had a classifieds section lol!
     
  8. timehealthyhome

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    great post. can you creat one video to explain it ?

    thanks!


     
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    imo, stuff like this should be in jr. vip...at least
     
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  10. noidea

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    This look's like it has potential so I am going to give it a spin and will let you know how productive it is. Thanks
     
  11. ogag88

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    I'm confused. I googled ebay classified ads and I was taken to a page that asks to pay at least 9.95 USD to post it. Is this where you were suggesting that the CPA offer be posted???
     
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    first we need to pay classified fee?
     
  13. ..Q..

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    I never got my classified ads pulled down for not following the TOS
    such as placing outgoing links too... so, guess their rules are slack
    for classified.

    What you mean by CPC ad?

    Sorry... no time... the technique is simple enough.

    Getting to above 1K earning needs only hard work in research and
    testing.

    Final item is listed as ClassifiedAds...

    Auctiva don't have the classified option so you choose BIN for the
    moment just to get the html with cross promotion scrolling gallery.

    Surf around eBay and look for classified ads with "pickup only"
    as shipping in the listing gallery to get better idea.

    Yes.. in my original post above I stated you need some money to
    start with... it is to pay the classified fee which usually will be charged
    on the 15th of the following month (at least for me, it is)

    Yes... maybe not at first... see reply just above this.
     
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    Ok... some of you guys PM'ed me for more tips...

    So, before I get swamped with Pms, I will list some tips here.

    Here was one of my last classified I did recently to test whether
    the method still works
    Code:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEUSX:IT&item=280312186559
    Tips:

    *look at the gallery and make sure your pic stand out... if everybody showing pic of bottles, you show something else more compelling

    *dont waste your title/description... put in as many keywords and word the sentence seamlessly... user find you through keywords in your title... if you want to include words like "free", "awesome", "limited time only", etc... infuse it in your main pic or add it in the subtitle instead...

    *always have picture of people faces in your auction... the more authentic (i.e. not studio shot) the pic is, the better it converts.

    *skim through the merchant landing page and put in benefits briefly in your auction.... don't give too much away... link out using "read more...".... you want the user to spend less time on your auction and go to the merchant's LP as quickly as possible.

    Cheers!
     
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  15. xfactornos

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    so is this still working for you?
     
  16. win292

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    Sounds like a good method, hope ebay wont fix the bug.
     
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  17. ..Q..

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    Well, you tell me...

    Would being on the first page of a portal where the user
    are mostly in the buyers mindset make any average marketer
    any money?

    You'll be on the first page whenever user choose option of
    listing from low price to high... which most people would do
    when they about to buy and you'll be there offering free trial
    stuff.
     
  18. dmed123

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    This works. I've made some money off of CPA and Ebay. But you've got to really write a good ad copy and offer something that's in demand. These things are either hit or miss. I've never tried the Auctiva trick but it doesn't really matter if you write well and target your customers you'll have people doing offers. Trail offers work the best. People are looking for free stuff. If you can get a international offer even better. Lots of people from Europe/Asia where asking why they couldn't get my free stuff so if you can you'll make more. Also the $49.99 dollar listing option is the way to go to make sure your at the top of searches. Maybe not after reading this idea but play it safe I'd do both. Who cares if you know your offer will convert then just do it. I always used trail offers that are $30+ per. So 1 offer and half you've got that paid.

    You are correct to stay with Beauty/Health related products and you should make out with some cash. Also another nice thing I figured out these these classified ad is you can swap out CPA offers that aren't working so well during the course of the month and try other things at no cost, that's pretty cool. You need some start-up cash with this idea just hope you don't get burned. As I said before some CPA offers work and some don't. Be careful next thing you know you'll be owning hundreds of dollars to Ebay and making out with pennies if your lucky.
     
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  19. ogag88

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    Ah ok. I get it now. Ive never really used ebay for selling anything before, that's why I got a bit confused on setting up classified ads. Please correct me if I'm wrong...but basically youre posting something just like any ebay item except its on the classified ads category??

    Cuz, looking through your sample(which was great by the way), it looked like a normal listing on ebay except for the fact that it was labeled as Classified AD. And then you divert them to the mercvhants LP.

    But was my research correct that the charge for posting a classified ad is for 9.95USD??Or is that a different thing?

    And lastly, how many of these Ads, should one post to see results??

    Thanks
     
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    This is a really helpful fucking post.

    Already started implementing some untapped markets and seeing awesome traffic.

    Using a CPA and adsense and directing to an LP.

    Going to scale, thanks man
     
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