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Inbox Trolling [The $10,000 Troll Goal]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    After reading the thread about "if i called you dumb, would you buy" I decided to try a little experiment. I scraped up 3000 email leads, then I created an email campaign using the title "Are you stupid?" I made up a good lie and a fake book, just to see how it would go (didn't really try hard or put alot of thought into it), and it has went surprisingly well so far. So well actually, that I may actually follow through with it and really create the ebook :D So far I have 144 subscribers. I have got some pretty funny replies though as shown below :D


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    Fuck off
    On Sep 22, 2012 4:57 PM, "edited" <edited> wrote:






    Are you stupid?


    From: edited <edited>
    To: edited@yahoo.com
    Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:17 PM
    Subject: Are you stupid?






    Good way to piss people off.
    On Sep 22, 2012 8:12 AM, "edited" <edited> wrote:






    Id be stupid for buying a 97 dollar book
    On Sep 22, 2012 5:32 AM, "edited" <edited> wrote:






    fuck off SPAM


    From: edited <edited>
    To: edited@yahoo.com
    Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:32 AM
    Subject: Are you stupid?






    No, but you must think I am..............


    On 09/22/12, edited <edited> wrote:


    subscribers1.jpg subscribers2.jpg


    Considering only about a quarter of the list has been mailed, and I already have 144 subscribers, I may just follow through with it. 100 sales times $97 = $9700 [$10,000 Troll Goal] :D
     
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    Cnotey Power Member

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    If there is one thing on this entire forum that needs to be turned into a journey thread, it is this. If you stop updating us on this one, I will find you and kick you square in the nuts.
     
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  3. tashrif

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    Wow, i should start something similar :D
     
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    While sipping my morning coffee and reading this.. I suddenly dropped the coffee in slow motion and the echo of the broken ceramic cup of coffee, was surrounding my entire room. Right after the sound waves came off, I asked myself, am I stupid? Curious thing was that although our ego will answer something like "no, not even in a million years", this line/question does trigger your attention, more likely an offense although it's just a question. But used in marketing, by selling an e-book of $97, well that should give the buyers the answer straight away after clicking the Confirm button upon pay pal payments. I'd go for the 10k goal and let it be a memorable story xD Who knows, even rinse and repeat.
     
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  5. AR!ZONA

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    I'd love to JV on this. I could drum up a pretty hard trolling ebook!
     
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    You discovered the NUCLEUS of Internet Marketing (marketing period??). PURE HOKUM. I'm so jealous and I'm literally laughing out loud!


    ?Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the public.?


    P.T. Barnum




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  7. 2011nfl

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    Lol, I could end the ebook with a line like "I made alot of money with this method, but where I made the most was sending out 3000 emails and selling this ebook to stupid people like you!" lmao :D
     
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    Serp_Pimp Junior Member

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    lol some of the replies are hilarious, you should keep on adding them to this thread :p
     
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  9. 2011nfl

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    Noted: Will Do :D

    Actually, the funniest reply I had, I accidentally deleted. The person went off on me real bad and they were very illiterate, but claimed they were not stupid lol. I wish I didnt delete that one lol
     
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  10. Madruga

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    But for the sake of refunds, don't xD
     
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    I agree with one of the other posters here, if you quit updating this, we will find you...Breaking Bad style. Seriously, this is a fascinating insight into the human psyche. My hunch is that such a provocative question = a high open rate simply because of our inherent need to belong to a group...if it seems like someone is questioning the value we provide (e.g. 'Are you stupid?') to the group, we want to know about it. Now when they open it and discover the question comes from a stranger, well, it loses some of its luster, but still...you got an open and with a good product that isn't total nonsense, it could be a winner. My suggestion is to try taking the edge off the offensive question by putting in the first line of the email, something like: 'Of course you're not stupid! That's why you're trying to win in life...let me show you how, etc...' Just a thought...thanks for the share.
     
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  12. 2011nfl

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    Heres another funny reply I got :D

    Express Email Marketing
    Express Email Marketing Spam Report - Warning 3
    Sat, 9/22/12 9KB
     
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    this is a good hustle in my opinion.

    I did something similar on myspace with a twist.. I have a id collector.. and then made a scraper to gather a little bit more details about them before sending out messages.. and i'd grab one of their top 8 friends full names.

    then send them a message like.

    subject: do you know %topfriend ?

    msg: hey man.. i figured you'd appreciate this. I found a video of %topfriend shoving a watermelon up their butthole.. it's insanity! %contentlocklink

    also collecting ids of people in a relationship and acting like you found a video or photo of their girl online boning some other dude.. but instead of just letting them know.. it was like.

    you're a retard bro.. your girl is playin you like a little bitch.. LOL %contentlocklink what a BITCH.
     
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  14. 2011nfl

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    I agree. I actually just made this up and spent the $20 on the marketing campaign just for the hell of it, just as a joke, playing around and testing it. I didn't expect that many stupid people would subscribe lol :D
     
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  16. 2011nfl

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    Up to 176 subscribers now. Amazing..... :D
     
  17. bobgoe

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    op how did you manage to send bulk email could you please explain .
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  18. 2011nfl

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    I sent through an email campign through godaddy
     
  19. bobgoe

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    Sorry for asking dump question, do godaddy offer such service, or did you used a script and used godaddy smtp server .
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    It would be hilarious if the book only had 1 page that simply said "yes" :D

    No refund policy!
     
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