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Is my money making method reliable?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by James Owens, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. James Owens

    James Owens Registered Member

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    Ok so here's what I was planning on doing. It's pretty basic but I think it would work. I don't know much about gaining traffic to a website and converting traffic in to sales but coming from the music world I was able to attract 300 visitors to my site per day with little to no effort. All I was doing at the time was growing my following on Instagram and twitter and directing all my followers to my site.

    I've just created a wix website with a really loyal niche which is Hiphop street clothing. I'm going to start populating it with new products BUT only brand name products (Nike, Air Jordan, Bal Main, yeezy boost etc). The only problem is I can only find counterfeits at the moment. Is wix a good site to use? I don't see a big difference with wix sites and shopify sites as far as themes and layouts. Wix just seems like the smartest way to go if you're a beginner looking to save some money. I'd also like to point out that I'm going to be drop shipping from sites such as Ali Express and Dhgate. I also have a couple other awesome suppliers I've came across, all from overseas.

    The reason why I'm wanting to sell counterfeits is because when I was selling them on eBay I was literally making $130 a day with no effort at all. PEOPLE BUY COUNTERFEIT ITEMS PERIOD! The only concern I have is the matter of longevity. How long will I last doing this? If I don't last long then how much money can I make before things get out of hand? Can I make enough money to start a new business or buy a house? That's my ultimate plan.

    How do I plan on getting traffic?

    - I read a lot on these forums about SEO and how important it is so I'm thinking about hosting a blog on my wix site as well. The blog will contain unoriginal content. I follow a bunch of blogs in this niche so I figured I can just copy their blogs on to my site whenever they post a new one. Will this help or am I doing this all wrong?

    - I'm going to create a couple Instagram and twitter accounts, use follow liker and do some manual stuff at the same time.

    - I'm going to spam the hell out of forums in my niche on reddit.com and other sites.

    - Planning on spamming facebook groups in my niche.

    - Once the money starts rolling in I'm thinking about testing my luck with facebook Ads. I've heard about twitter ads but I'm not sure how effective those are.

    Any advice I can get on this topic would help me and others watching so please feel free to post all your opinions! Thank you.
     
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  2. naniot

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    I don't think copying content from other blogs is going to help you rank your website. I'd write my own content, to be honest or at least modify their content as much as possible to make it unique for my website.

    I would create a few more accounts on Instagram. I've tried Twitter before, but I felt like people are not in a "buying" mood, I never sold anything there. I feel like Instagram is better, but I'm still growing my account and I haven't tried anything yet so I' can't tell for sure. I wouldn't do any manual stuff while using follow liker though.
     
  3. washand

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    what are counterfeit products?
     
  4. James Owens

    James Owens Registered Member

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    Very true. I think I'd rather just copy the blogs content and modify it just like you stated. Anything that could save me some time so that I can work on other things is great. Care to tell me the kind of products you are selling?!
     
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    never use wix because it will always look bad, untrustworthy, etc

    people on reddit are smart and you will get ghosted there quickly and the traffic doesnt convert well

    focus on using instagram and twitter to drive traffic as those are the best sources
     
  6. James Owens

    James Owens Registered Member

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    Is that a serious question
    Wix is the only free method. $30 a month for shopify is insane! I'm already paying for my phone bill, car bill, rent/utility, internet etc.

    There must be a way for me so set up my wix website to where no one knows I'm using wix?

    Are there any better FREE alternatives?
     
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    Shopify has a free trial. And near the end contact them and ask for a extension that you just need to try it out a bit more. They sometimes give you more time
     
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    You or anyone here have tested to spam private messages on forums (e.g on phpbb forums)?
     
  9. mukflash

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    i changed from wix over to wordpress a year ago, it was the smartest move i ever made. 10000x more features, better for SEO, better for link structure (have you seen what a wix link looks like? its a flash website!)

    it does take a while in getting used to, but you are putting the cart before the horse if you go ahead with a drag and drop website.
     
  10. sergenthw

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    Spamming in 2016 I would never do that if I were you friend.
     
  11. yakuzaemme

    yakuzaemme Junior Member

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    You could get content fairly cheap nowadays so you should either partner up or PPW. Don't make spamming your main objective, but as a side thing. Build up real value (as in brand, userbase or niche) and expand from there. Don't rush!
     
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    Spamming still works
     
  13. naniot

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    I'm not doing this anymore, but I used to sell shirts in the anime niche. I wouldn't sell more than 5 shirts a month and I don't know if it is because of Twitter or the audience I was trying to sell the shirts to. I stopped a while ago, so I guess I'll have to get back at it to find out.
     
  14. James Owens

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    Can you explain to me why spamming in 2016 is bad. Can't make such bold statement without an explanation. Perhaps you're saying that any forum will band me if I spam in it? What if I just create threads and ask for vouches, would that be a better alternative?
     
  15. sergenthw

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    Because His Majesty G hates spam.
    And your little site is simply gonna be deindexed from G in a day.
    Unleashing your creativity as far as you can might be big diffrent, though
     
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