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Mass private message to forum users profitable?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by LockBox, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. LockBox

    LockBox Newbie

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    Hello,

    Lets say I can make a deal with the site owner to private message my offer to approximately 5000 unique users in local gaming forum. The cpa offer which I would do is simple online browser game registration.

    In general, how many of the 5000 users I could expect to sign up?

    Any advice is highly appreciated.

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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    This is no different than anything else. It will all depend on the offer, your targeting, your pitch, etc. No one can answer that question with any certainty. If you're looking for data do a small scale test to find out how it converts.
     
  3. ebostrom

    ebostrom Registered Member

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    How much are you planning on paying the site owner?
     
  4. chockfactor

    chockfactor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hehe I thought you meant using a PM spammer at first:D
     
  5. balazs700

    balazs700 Registered Member

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    exactly there
    I guess pm spamming was a very good idea 2-3 years ago...
     
  6. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    You can't speculate this...you have to look at the formula and then shoot the charge to see what is left in the aftermath.

    potential clients x price of product = potential sales and gross profit.

    That would be like dropping a bag of marbles and asking how many will roll away. Just plan your statistical formula and run with it. The factors are too high to say who will bite your bait on the given day.

    Factors: mood of person reading it, if they open pms or not, if they are on vacation, if they are interested in what you are offering, etc.

    Just go for it and YOU be the one to let us know what happens.
     
  7. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    I thought the exact same thing when I read the title of the post in the directory...heh. Was like ' Here we go again, got to help someone else out of the spammer hole '.
     
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  8. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    judging from the mass PM spam here, I'd say no :)
     
  9. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Nah, not out to ' save ' anyone...just helping where I can and keep people out of trouble from what they don't know. ' Knowledge is power '...I think I remember hearing that somewhere a time or two. heh.
     
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  10. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

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    I'd say in general, considering you're not email/xrumer spamming, but sending targeted offers to a targeted audience - your conversion rate will be 2-4%... at least that's average I get out of pretty much anything I do before I start testing/optimizing to increase those rates.

    To be on a safe side, I'd assume the conversion to be 1-2%... so out of 5,000 I'd get 50-100 conversions. Let's say I was promoting an e-mail submit that paid $2 each... that mean's $100-$200 revenue - 30% shaving = $70-140

    Your situation might be entirely different, perhaps you're marketing $3,999 Forex courses to 5,000 investors & business owners, but given the case I described I wouldn't pay more than $20-$30 for such a glorious marketing campaign.
     
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