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How I made $58,000+ in 10 months. P.S. I'm pretty much a NOOB.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by llandrew, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. llandrew

    llandrew Junior Member

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    I've read multiple stories in these forums in how to make money etc. I'm always looking for great ways. I have a background in marketing / sales and I'm 31 years old. I'm by no means a bright individual when it comes to computer smarts. I'm basically illiterate when it comes to talking in depth about things. I've been on here literally for about 2 hours trying to figure out how I can send out 10K - 30K emails per day to my email lists and have been reading things about setting up SMTP's on dedicated servers to use Atomic Mailer etc., but you might as well be speaking Chinese because I just don't understand it. And it sucks, REALLY bad!!! I realllllly wish I knew how to do all the stuff you guys are doing but I just don't get it. My first attempt at my own lil DIY was purchasing scrapebox to use. I might as well had bought two sticks and a rock to create fire because it probably would've been just as successful. Meaning that I was lost trying to use it. Which led me to Fiverr to outsource some tasks I didn't know how to automate myself.

    That's when I came across some of their gigs about a year + ago that could add tons of Twitter Followers. I used that service and paid like $10.00 to add about 80K Followers. My main goal with that was just to see if I could start hollaring at random hot chics on Twitter to bang, under the false premise that I had some strange large following of people lololol. I had the phone numbers to quite a few Playboy and XXX models :D It was basically something I'd do while laying in bed at night trying to go to sleep, kind of just a challenge.

    Then one day I received an email from some doofus who didn't BCC his email to a bunch of business owners. I thought "Hmmmmm....what can I do with this small little list of about 1,000 emails?". So then I came with the idea that I'd emailing them with an offer. I'll create a custom social media package for them for a price. I offered to create a custom Facebook coverphoto and Twitter background (now called a header) + add 500 LIKE's and 5,000 Followers for a fee. The benefit of this? It gave the businesses instant credibility, legitimacy and put their social media pages up to a level of professionalism and aesthetic legitimacy that they couldn't just do overnight. It creates an aura of the business and makes them look popular and badass basically overnight. All for $20 on Fiverr. I'd outsource the work out and charge them much, much more for it. I put up a website, a 1-800 # using Grasshopper and was off to the races. I then was trying to find industry specific email lists which wasn't too hard. But this is the kicker: I was using Gmail to send out about 10K email per day using multiple Gmail accounts. It worked for a while, but now everytime I send out an email using Gmail all my emails get bounced back as undeliverable. I have 3 Gmail accounts that don't bounce back but I have all the rest 20+ that are all of a sudden all bouncing back which has me dead in the water now. I've been troubleshooting it for a week+ now and can't figure it out. I wish someone could seriously help a fellow Blackhatter out here with getting me back to where I can send out 10K emails per day at least. :-( I was back on this site looking for solutions and decided to post this story though because if it weren't for BlackhatWorld I wouldn't of known how to do any of that. So hopefully this story can do some good for someone else or give somebody else a good idea to start their own marketing endeavor. Because after all, whether your in India, Romania or here in USA...we're all just trying to make a lot money doing the least amount of work possible to enhance our lives and our families lives.

    Good luck everybody and if you have any input into my mass emailing prob or any help I'd love it and appreciate it. PM me if you do! Cheers!! :D

    P.S. Paypal screenshot attached so you can see my profits :)
     

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  2. virtualc08

    virtualc08 Supreme Member

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    How many sales did you get? I mean how many emails did you have send to make $58,000!?
     
  3. rudyvise

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    Can you not use Aweber for this?
     
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    Aweber won't work if he is trying to import a list of emails...
     
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    awesome earnings buddy,but use paragraphs when posting please.
     
  8. legacy

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    best of luck on your success!
     
  9. skyward

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    Seriously wicked. Good luck to you, and do keep us updated ;)
     
  10. killahbee

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    Nice! I don't email off of accounts. But it can be a number of things. Most likely one being the IP you mail from being blacklisted. Your conetent being considered as spam after a certain amount of emails. Does our email contain links?

    First thing I would do is check your home IP here http://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx
     
  11. llandrew

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    More than 300 sales over this point of time. From June 2013 - Sept. 2013 I was sending 5,000 emails per day (look at the graph in the attached image. You can see my profits rise with more emails I sent out once I added more email accounts.) From Sept - Dec. about 7,000 emails per day. And Jan. 2014 - Mar. 2014 I was sending out 10K emails per day. If you notice the dip in profits in Feb. it was because I took a trip to LA for a week and then a trip to Vegas for 4 days. It was basically a side hustle for me. I'd send out my emails in the mornings before I start my actual work for the day using about 20 different Gmail accounts. Then during the course of the day I'd receive a couple phone calls and I'd sell em on it. Then towards the end of the day (usually around 5-7pm) I'd login to all those accounts to clear the bouncebacks and also capture the leads of people replying back only via email who didn't call. So I'd capture their info and schedule callbacks either immediately or the next day. Some people who didn't leave a phone number for a call back, I'd just Google their email and try and find their contact info.

    If I had the right email service shooting my content out I could have easily doubled, tripled or quadrupled this $. But I just severely lack the technical knowledge to mass email this out. All these profits were just from one particular industry in the US. Lot's more industries I can hit up. Plus now I'm calling back a lot of these ppl and offering a different type of "service" and getting recurring monthly billing clients now (up to 66 recurring monthly billing clients [I started in May 2014 getting recurring billing clients]). My goal is to get to 500 - 1,000 recurring clients which should be easy but now my emails aren't even sending out so I'm screwed right now.
     
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  12. indianbill007

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    Reach out of paranoid android, he is the go to mailing guy here. He can help you out.

    Btw congrats for your success!
     
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    Congrats man!

    That's nice earnings you got there.
     
  14. llandrew

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    It said I'm good on all the spam sites but said I was blacklisted only on: Spamhaus ZEN
     
  15. llandrew

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    Would love to speak with this person if he can help. How could I reach him? I'm located in Texas.

    And thanks everyone for the praise, anyone can do this stuff!
     
  16. bradical

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    How were you sending so many thousands of emails per day from a list of only 1,000 emails?
     
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    That's pretty impressive earnings. That BCC mistake have happen to me once as well. For an e-wallet affiliate program, got about 1000 addresses, I still haven't monetized it.
    I think you're going to need a vps/interspire solution for your mailing, not a topic I've knowledge about.
    Good luck however.
     
  18. llandrew

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    Ahh, sorry. Small detail I left out but I purchased some lists online on a state by state basis.
     
  19. llandrew

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    Yea that's what I keep reading about...is either the Interprise or Atomic emailing systems. I just have literally no clue on how to do it. I don't even know what a VPS is. It might as well be a flux-capicitor that I feed banana peels in to fly my DeLoreon :-(

    I do know that I need a solution FAST and ASAP! While I may not know technical parts of all this, I do know how to sell. I can sell my ass off. It'd be awesome if someone could JV with me and earn a percentage of my work. So basically, they handle the emails/mailing and I handle the rest. If my site isn't getting activity on the 'UNSUBSCRIBE' page then I can generally tell it's not really working. The more my phone rings and more emails I get, the more me and someone else would make $$$.
     
  20. llandrew

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    Your moms a troll.

    Go back and look at the kind of posts I've made a while back and the type of questions and replies I've said in the past. I don't know what I'm doing when it gets technical. But any monkey can buy a list, mass email from Gmail accounts and purchase email lists. I didn't know you had to be a pro to copy/paste then press the send button.