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I figured it out - finally! I have made over $1,200 in the last 5 days! Details inside.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by octane, May 18, 2010.

  1. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    It's about damn time.

    I've been "making money" online for quite some time now, but by "money" I mean a few bucks here, a few more there. Never more than $500 in any given month. Anything from article writing, to domain flipping, to CPA; all the typical newbie shit.

    I then got into "offline" before it became the "cool" thing to do - and I've since made a pretty damn good living with it. It's been my only source of income for the last 2 years.

    Now, you're probably saying "then, wtf is the point of this thread?" ... good question!

    I am posting this because I have finally started making money ONLINE! And I'd like to give other newbies a few pointers.

    Let me start by what I did: I created a product telling people how to make money offline, by selling to local businesses.

    I then listed the course as a WSO (my first ever) and I had sold out of my first price level in 4 minutes!

    All I could think was HOLY EFFIN SHIAT - I couldn't believe I was finally making money online.

    Since the launch, I've sold over $1,200 worth of the product, and it's been public for less than a week. Here are some tips for newbies and seasoned vets alike on your journey to success:

    1. Stick to one or two projects. I know it's tempting; you've got 29 ebooks and courses you just downloaded from BHW and you want to watch them all - well here's my advice: don't. Pick just one or two. Then really focus on them for at LEAST 2 weeks each. If you're not making ANY progress, move onto another method. If you start to make some progress, keep going - you'll be making money soon.

    2. Don't be scared by what everyone tells you. Would you ever believe me if I told you I sold out of my first price level in 4 minutes (that's 10 copies in 4 minutes people) without a list, any previous advertising, zero copywriting experience, and no buyer testimonials? Of course you wouldn't. But it's true. I literally went in with nothing, and made $120 in 4 minutes. Seriously.

    3. Stop with the affiliate stuff. Honestly, stop getting other people rich - create your own products! Then sell them, build a list up, THEN worry about making other people rich, after you already are.

    4. Customer service. I had a shitty job at a local burger place when I was younger, and my manager had always told us the same thing. The key to customer service isn't keeping customers happy; it's not allowing them to become unhappy. And that's so true. Stop focusing on making people happy. Focus on not making them unhappy. (if you can follow that logic) All you need to do is provide what you say you will, with a good attitude. Then provide a little more. Over-deliver. It's the real key to success.

    I'm tired as shit and it's 1:56 AM here in NY, so I'm off to bed. I'll add more to this list tomorrow or the next day.
     
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  2. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    Nice link drop. and cool story bro!
     
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  3. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    very good to hear this.I thought WSOs are only for those who are well known among the community.This tells me something different than what i thought.Great.

    Could you tell us finally how much you made out of this e-book?That would be great as well.And Congrats and good luck!
     
  4. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    To clade: I wasn't trying to link drop - merely showing how simple the page I had was. No opt-ins, no videos, no BS. The most simple of simple. And it kicked ass. If it's a problem having the link - I'll take it off.

    I started this WSO with a brand new account. 0 posts. 0 anything. A few hours old. All you need is an account, be a "War Room Member" and then post your WSO. Total this costs $57. Holy shit is it worth it.

    I've grossed over $1,200 in the last 5 days selling the package. I make anywhere from $200-$700/day actually using the method in the book.

    I'm really just stoked because this is my first "impressive" income online.
     
  5. penaakul

    penaakul Regular Member

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    If I were you, I'd not be proud of making money by teaching others how to make money. It shows that you're not competent and knowledgeable enough about marketing unless you're a seasonal, have so much experience and really know every aspect in that field. Otherwise, you're just polluting with so-so information which you learn from so-so people.

    'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.'

    One more, sorry because I couldn't provide you a review for your product as promised. I was busy moving things to a new house. I haven't read it yet.
     
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  6. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    Haha, to each his own. I'm very proud. I've successfully created a win-win situation. I gain an extra $1200 in my pocket, with relatively little effort, while helping other make their own money.

    Also, to your little quote: I'm both doing, and teaching. So, according to your explanation, I must be really fucking good, if I can figure out a way to do both.

    Haha, at this point, it's not worth it. The fact you got a free copy of my product, so you could review it within my request of 72 hours, and have now had it for 2 weeks with no review to give, shows nothing more than your character. It says quite a bit about a man when he can't stick to his word, let alone then come in here and insult my success.
     
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  7. mills

    mills Newbie

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    I beg to differ with your statement about teaching. Teaching others reinforces the knowledge you have already. I think we all come here seeking knowledge, and I'm thankful
    to those who share their experience and marketing techniques.
     
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  8. Cassijs

    Cassijs Newbie

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    Nice hints you shared here, will definitely write them down.
     
  9. Superpower

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    posts like this encourage noobs to keep trying with few tips to start good going.
     
  10. futuremills

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    you need to be a war room member?
     
  11. Curt7

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    It is nice that you are making good money. It does give encouragement to new people. However, there are some caveats to your post.

    WSOs are not long term income. Most people do not have a product that will make as much as you report, and it's not easy to make one. WSOs are a nice shot in the arm when they work, but they fizzle.

    In almost all cases, you have to be able to show that you are making money with the method you are selling, or your results will not be very good. When you do have good results, it won't be long before you start seeing new versions of your WSO being offered by others.

    Talk about making others rich, you pay $20 to post, and $20 every time you bump. There are 100 posts per page, and it takes less than 24 hours before you are off page 2. When there are more than 200 people doing that daily, you are making someone else rich.

    Don't discourage affiliate marketing. Just because you haven't become successful at it, there are plenty who are, and many more to come. It's not just places like ClickBank, CPA is affiliate marketing.

    Affiliate marketing offers many pluses, such as not having to be concerned about customer service and updating your products. You can go on vacation to places where they don't have Internet service, and not have to worry about how things are going or what else needs attention.

    You can make good money with affiliate marketing to get going. Then, if you want more involvement, outsource your own products and customer service with the money you make. You can live the lifestyle you want, without being near your computer all day, like you must when you run WSOs.
     
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  12. hacks

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    what i customer service then. can u elabrote with some example. coz i got confused on the this espically in not focusing. if u r not foucusing to what u r then why do the business.

    sorry for my english.
     
  13. veotis

    veotis Newbie

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    Good job, man. And, don't worry about the haters posting on this thread. All they've got is a hard drive full of shit they'll never use and they're jealous of someone like you for taking action. Just build upon what you are doing.
     
  14. lehpet

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    Congratulations!

    Your product looks really interesting...any BHW discount? I write great reviews! :fing26:

    P.S. Two small typos on your sales page:
    They'relitterally giving their competition business from these mobile users! Separate the first two words and there's just one "t" in literally. Otherwise, nice sales page! =)
     
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  15. Jeight

    Jeight BANNED BANNED

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    How much are you selling it for? Where else are you selling it besides WF and your site? You still making money with that product?
     
  16. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    To futuremills: Yep

    hacks: Well, you need to focus on serving the customer, but if you just do what you say you're going to do, and don't screw any one over, you never have to focus on re-building relationships or spending vast amounts of time regaining client's trust.

    veotis: Thank you. Rep +

    lehpet: Haha look at that, typo's and all ;p Thanks though for pointing them out, I'll get them fixed up soon. I'd love to offer a BHW discount, but the BST section says it's accepting no new threads. I have no problems paying to post it, but I cant. Maybe I'll PM you with a special something.

    Jeight: 1. $32 on WF; $49 on the site. 2. No where. 3. Yep, made over $100 yesterday doing nothing.
     
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  17. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Successful affiliate marketing always includes building lists for yourself. So, when you do this, pick the right products,and use well working promotion strategies, affiliate marketing is very profitable.
     
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  18. Adewale

    Adewale Registered Member

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    Your site sounds convincing. Any discount for BHW members? I'll like to give it a shot.
     
  19. too$hort

    too$hort Junior Member

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    octane...so you say you are making money doing what it is that you're selling?

    $200-$700/day according to an earlier post, doing offline Mobile Marketing?

    well, if that is so congrats!

    how much do you have to spend to make that $200-$700/day for your offline biz?

    do you do cold calling?

    how do you get in touch with the businesses?

    interested in learning more about your offline biz.

    you can PM me if you want.

    thanks...and congrats on your success.
     
  20. mjtravis64

    mjtravis64 Newbie

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    Congrats Octane,

    I have been looking into running a WSO myself, but have just been too lazy. This just may be the motivation I need.

    The best of luck!