Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bushwacka, Apr 5, 2009.
Native speaker from the South of Germany. My main skills are writing,but I have a general knowledge about various fields (copywriting and SEO). On the other hand, I know next to nothing about IM in Germany.
Germany for BHW
Need some german to help me to get into german cpa market etc.
And yes iam from germany too!
Komme aus Berlin. Bin auch am Austausch interessiert
Hi Bushwacka - been living in Germany now for 27 yrs and speak/write German, French and Italian. IM is nothing new to the Germans - and most popular niches are fairly well covered. Gambling here for instance is really big - partly i would imagine due to the staggering unemployment. In the personals of most national newspapers - and particularly in rural publications, there are umpteen ads (in German) to get rich quick or work from home, be your own boss etc. I've tested quite a number out of interest, and all are web based. These sites also provide their content completely in the German language.
That doesn't mean to say that pinpointing a particular market sector wouldn't work. It may well do, as i would imagine most Germans wanting to read their national tongue. In other words, your sites (if its sites you're making) would have to be in German. And not all non-German-based sites employ multiple language translations. The same goes for ebooks and related material. So that has some potential. You'd have to focus on leading and popular products for which there appears to be no translation.
However, i don't want to put a damper on your ideas, but where I have a problem with this in general concerns the German mentality. You know the time-honoured adage... know your customer. That's probably only part of the adage lol, but you must get inside your customer's head to know what they want. I've seen some German nationals appear to have answered this thread - and i dont want to step on anybody's toes - but i'm going to make a horrendous sweeping generalisation here. As someone who has worked in German advertising for 2 decades now, my experience of Germans is that - when it comes to parting with their money - they tend to be very suspicious of things they don't know - "know" in the sense that the product or service is foreign. In other words, your communication in whatever form it may take on the web, would have to be extensive, with copious reviews, thousands of happy customers (all Germans), a detailed warranty section with money back guarantee for 900 years etc etc etc. There's nothing a German can't get online from, in his eyes, a reputable German source. Unless its a Dodge viper and he has to go thru a reseller. So your market would have to be very targeted.
Earlier on this morning i read a post from a guy in Poland who claimed over $6000 profits from full tilt poker. He was saying that this kind of marketing in Poland is in its infancy, and that that seems to be the main reason he got so many conversions. I'd go further, and suggest that any of the "newer" states to the European Union are probably in their infancy when it comes to IM. Do you think Germany is still in its infancy? Maybe there is a market here for your plans, but if i were you, I'd be looking at Romania, Latvia, Slovenia, maybe even Poland. I'm open to ideas. This thread is interesting.
Whereas most German households have at least one internet connection (t-online the biggest internet provider here offers families multiple lines at no huge cost) Germans tend not to buy online
the last line in my thread should be disregarded. i always write in wordpad and copy and paste. Its not true anyway. Germans are increasingly buying online. Why do you think Karstadt/Quelle went bang. ok, just saying that before someone else does..lol
Me nien spragun zie deutch
am also live in germany and are german but also speak well English...so what you want...i mean how can i help you...i am glad to hear form you...
I also speak German .... are you still looking for people?
04-05-2009, 04:57 PM
dont think so
und noch einer aus Zentraldeutschland
auch aus D - PM to me
einer von der wiesn wer das kennt
Da wo jetzt ein Fest ist?
ein gutes deustches blackhat forum gibt es ja schon
aber dort haben alle zu viel kohle und keiner stellt interesante fragen
geht wohl auch mehr um email marketing + offshore sachen
dann stellen wir doch die guten fragen
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