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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by _whpt, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. _whpt

    _whpt Newbie

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    Hi, new here so firstly hello and secondly I think I'd like to join in on the IM fun. Maybe a little lengthy for a first post, here goes.


    Approx 18 months ago I had an idea of selling a product within Europe and was in talks with the brand/manufacturer who provisionally gave me distribution rights, it seemed like a good market to enter considering the success and demand of the product in it's home country and growing demand elsewhere, however it ended there and nothing was heard since.


    Having bought 11 domains, three distinct and eight spelling/tld variations thereof, all relative to that particular product/niche, I thought at the least to cover domain costs it was best to upload content with some amazon links. That was that and to be honest it hasn't received any attention since but today I logged onto analytics and there have been 130 visits, 95% of which unique, with no sales in 10 months - hardly surprising given my lack of input. To be honest I didn't really care, continue reading and it will make sense why I only decided to look at the stats today.


    Moving on?


    Last week an idea arose for a fully blown article/blog/events/biz directory/shopping site in relation to a range of services/products available specifically in one geographical location with the ABED aspect having a focus on the tourism industry and the shopping side having a global output so I subsequently acquired some domains for the new project.


    Then a couple of nights ago I'm in a bar chatting with someone about SEO and IM who vaguely speaks of figures they're personally making in the IM industry employing a variety techniques when I have this epiphany? I already own five distinct domains with an additional 10+ in various spellings/tlds, it could be easier using all these individually to generate traffic and ultimately some kind of income instead of focussing on one new 'mega' project which would certainly require capital and a small team to pull off, perhaps starting small on the 'mega' project with a view to grow that later if the funds become available.


    My background is 12+ years of development pertaining to online businesses building everything from small brochure sites to automated backend systems for 3000+ orders a day ecommerce stores, along the way picking up a host of IM techniques mainly in the realm of WH SEO, developing with best practices in mind to achieve excellent organic listings (handling SM output to drive traffic also)- example a gym, ranking third on google for generic location based term, in a geographically gym dense area (and the gym in question isn't actually in that area). What I don't have is the low level knowledge when it comes to IM - the various methods used, actually creating conversions and making an income from it.


    I realise and completely appreciate there's a huge learning curve involved and it will take a lot of time and dedication but I'm not quite sure where to start. Could anyone offer a couple of resources/ebooks as a solid start point to learn about IM from the ground up for clarity on it all?


    Thanks for taking the time to read.
     
  2. SophiaDMadrid

    SophiaDMadrid Newbie

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    welcome!
     
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  3. Akndy

    Akndy Newbie

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    Good Luck mate.
     
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  4. el_capitan

    el_capitan Junior Member

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    good luck bud.
     
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  5. _whpt

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    Thanks guys and gals. I just realised the q I finished that last post with is fairly broad and nu b-ish 'Could anyone offer a couple of resources/ebooks as a solid start point to learn about IM from the ground up for clarity on it all?', it was late and synapses breaking down no doubt from reading through threads and posts on here all day - this forum is clearly a good resource for learning about the IM industry and so that q just feels ignorant reading it back urggh, apologies...

    What I probably meant to say is that it feels kind of like embarking on a journey to play a musical instrument whereby one could leap right in and start playing the keys on the piano to get a feel for it, but without fully grasping music theory they'll never really progress to play and understand that Chopin piece they often listen to and aspire to play one day (with the exception of a musical prodigy of course).

    E.g. CPA, CPC, PPV terms make sense but I don't understand them in the bigger picture of it all, are there any fundamental books to read to understand all the terminology and relationship between things or is it a case of 'don't think, do' making notes and evaluating along the way - the latter sounding like an error prone approach?

    Thanks again.
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  6. @shelton_sellers

    @shelton_sellers BANNED BANNED

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    Good luck sir!
     
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  7. back2form

    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck! Welcome abroad :)
     
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  8. olystyle

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    Welcome whpt

    I am sure you will find what you are looking for in this forum - its a truly great place to get started! Have a look at all the Threads marked with "Please Read" they are very helpful...

    cheers

    olystyle
     
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  9. smallbuddy1

    smallbuddy1 Newbie

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    Good Luck :)

    if you are Freelancer Please Should Follow these rules


    Always get a deposit
    Get 100% verification of what you must do for your client
    Decide an hourly rate or rate on a project basis
    Never ask for referrals
    Offer incentives to your regular customers
    Keep your clients notified
    If you?re hosting for them, remind them of costs
    Be Honest
    Keep business and friendship separate
    Be flexible
    Use Social Networking Sites
    Know your clients by name
    Make conversation with your clients
    Have set prices for follow up work
    Learn how to say no
    Set completion dates
    Be Persistent
    Always offer a top notch service
    The customer is always right (with exceptions)
    Go that extra mile
     
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  10. _whpt

    _whpt Newbie

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    Thanks but I've been in the freelancing game for about 10 years, I'm looking to make use of my 16 unused domains initially to generate some residual income and generally get a feel/understanding of IM in this respect.
     
  11. smallbuddy1

    smallbuddy1 Newbie

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    Great brother all the best :)
     
  12. Ebcompany

    Ebcompany Registered Member

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    good luck!
     
  13. 1337Alec

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    Welcome and best of luck!