1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Marketing to people in India

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by billbobi, Aug 29, 2010.

Tags:
  1. billbobi

    billbobi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    Professional Snakes and Ladders Player
    Location:
    UK
    Hi Guys,

    I wanted to make this thread so that we can share tips on making money in India. India is one of the largest countries and it would be great to share each others experiences with it.

    So far, i have discovered it is VERY cheap to get traffic in India. For example, i am paying $0.04 for killer keywords in the IM niche.

    I believe Indians are not too familiar with Paypal at the moment and also Paypal currently does not offer an option to charge in Rupees. Have you guys noticed the same?

    btw. Moneybookers is a payment gateway you to charge in Rupees.

    Is anyone having much luck in converting Indian traffic?

    Do you guys believe there is a lot of potential of making money in India?

    P.S. If there are any guys based in India who would be interested in doing some deals together please PM me.
     
  2. elitemarketer

    elitemarketer Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    10
    From my experience, you can make money from India either selling them info products or doing some sort of pay per download.
     
  3. billbobi

    billbobi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    Professional Snakes and Ladders Player
    Location:
    UK
    Thanks for your post.

    Are you finding that your buyers are paying in dollars through paypal or are you using another payment gateway?

    Also are you charging them the same price for your info products. i.e. $37 or is it less? I have done a lot of research and I was told that you should keep the price below 1000 rupees, which is about $21.
     
  4. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    436
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing
    Location:
    Undetected
    First of all PayPal is working fine for Indians. We can take in $$$$ and can withdraw in Rupees!!

    Yes, Its very easy to get Indian traffic but i can get US traffic more easily then Indians!! ;)

    Selling to Indians is not easy. They are a bit conserved in shopping online. They do have CC with them but still they prefer to get those things from a nearby market or will try to get it for free from Internet first!! Its more like a trend in India!!

    Also, there is a difference in currency factor. Means the things you get for 40$ in US...you can get that for less then 10$ here in India.

    CPA and Adsense CPC is low Indians!!

    Thats all from my end. May be i am wrong in one or two things. But i think due to the above factors only no one target Indian traffic!!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  5. abdaar007

    abdaar007 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    55
    Occupation:
    ChemE BS Student
    Location:
    TeHas
    I have been thinking of the same thing, but only thing is that I know that Indians try to get free stuff online all the time; they also try to get stuff for cheap. I agree with RamChathurvedi that it is really a trend over there.

    Maybe you could open a website that sells cheap stuff and target Indian traffic.
     
  6. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Home Page:
    my clickbank epc for india was around $0.10

    i try to stay the hell away from them
     
  7. rippa911

    rippa911 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    109
    Stay away. It's a waste of time at the moment
     
  8. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    436
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing
    Location:
    Undetected

    Still it will be very low...I used to get 3-4$ per click for US traffic on finance niche sites and .10$-.40$ for Indian traffic!!! Its a high paying niche but what can you do if advertisers not paying that high for Indian traffic!! :rolleyes:
     
  9. voidale

    voidale Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    176
    sell rice :D + get US traffic
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  10. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,202
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    W3
    You can very well sell "make money online", "work from home" type products, as you all know, indians are hard workers and very cheap in outsourcing, especially data entry jobs, if you offer them more than others are offering, this traffic might convert, also use other payment forms, since CC doesn't always convert best...

    P.S. I'm not Indian and haven't monetized or get any indian traffic, this is just my opinion!
     
  11. billbobi

    billbobi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    47
    Occupation:
    Professional Snakes and Ladders Player
    Location:
    UK
    ok guys...thanks for all your comments...lets keep are sharing coming.

    things that i have learn't:

    1) Less than 10% of people have credit cards/paypal....means clickbank products are a no no for the next 5-7 years. Most people carry debit cards but NIR marketers will struggle to get merchant accounts for that.

    2) Adwords is a waste is money as its mainly teenagers clicking away. Make sure to turn India off in your adwords campaigns.

    3) The general standard of English is not good in India, market to the metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

    In 5 years time or so, India will be huge for IM...but its still to early.
     
  12. vijaybh78

    vijaybh78 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    402
    We are the third world countries
    Yes I agree with you. India is still not yet on to Internet yet. The technology usually takes max of 5 to 7 years compared to US as the internet users are only the IT workers and some 6% of students. But in the next decade Indian users will be the key players in Internet Marketing and blogging world.

    But youtube users ( both contributers and viewers)in India are increasing and thats a good sign. If you want to start you IM then this is where you can start with.

    Indian Mindset of online internet purchase or just "purchase" (more people want everything for free) is still in the baby stage. More than online they prefer window shopping the best way to market now is through offline model and make them regular buyers through your online efforts.

    We are the early players and since we have much of the IM experience if you stay longer you can get amazing returns in future.....

    This is the time to start anything and everything with training the folks on work from home or make money online .....

    But the sad part is the recently paypal does not allow to transfer moeny to the bank accounts directly ... I am happy getting in $ than in rupees as the indian money value is so less.

    Regarding marketing campaign , i do marketing for my niche and i do get response from the cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and chennai. If you run any campaign in any other cities then you will be in loss.

    Adwords is a waste of money as there are many illegal black hat service of clicking happening here india as per my experience, investing in adwords may not give u much returns.

     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  13. mogambo

    mogambo Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    9
    Yes, we are way behind in internet.
    Some of my friends don't even believe me when i say we can make money online. They say its all fake.
     
  14. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,157
    Likes Received:
    2,393
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    irc.blackhatworld.com
    The best way to make money from Indian traffic is offering them freelance jobs but, many offering this and many cheating people. Best way would be offering them a good freelance jobs with daily payment.