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[Method] How to get cheap leads to your shop

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Anders3, Nov 11, 2017.

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  1. Anders3

    Anders3 Junior Member

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    I have seen a lot of threads recently with questions about how to generate leads and traffic to an online shop and decided to share a method I have used. The method needs a small investment and is basically a 99% rehash of an older method with a small twist. It's though extremely effective and obviously some at this forum really needs help when it comes to generating traffic.

    The "method"

    What you need to do is to find a classified ad website where people sell their old stuff. It needs to have a lot of users and it should not be free to post ads. If one has to pay like $5 to post an ad on the site it's perfect. The reason is that these sites rarely have problems with spammers and as a result has much less security when it comes to combat this kind of people (the payment system already does this for them). Also, these sites tend for some reason (according to my experience) to have more serious buyers with a little more money in the pocket compared to free classified ad sites.

    When you have found a site you simply create an ad and write that you are selling e.g. a used laptop (let's say you want $300 for it) and you make sure everything looks realistic. If your product is popular you will soon receive a lot of emails, if your lucky many hundreds in like 1-2 days but it all depends on your product and offer. You wait for like 12 hours before you start to answer them. If you get ghosted which rarely happens on these sites unless, maybe, if you have an auto-responder you want to at least have sent out as many emails as possible to your leads before they throw away your ad.

    You answer them in the message that the computer or whatever it is that you are selling has unfortunately already been sold. However, you just happen to have found this other computer that is just as good as the computer you just sold to an even cheaper price ($290!) and the best of all... It's in NEW CONDITION (this is the reason you want to be a little realistic in the ad, you want to basically be able to offer the lead a better deal). No one will buy an old used computer if they can get a new one that is just as good to a more or less similar price.

    You paste the link in your email to "totally not" your site and wait for the sell. Again, how many leads and sells you will generate with this method totally depends on your product and price. The good thing is though that usually you only have to make like one sell to go with profit. This method can also be extremely effective with cheaper products ($20-40), however, the most profitable for me was to sell strollers and related baby-stuff.

    This method is usually way more profitable than spending money on other kinds of marketing like AdWords etc. The method also works if you are selling adult stuff which are not always that appreciated on the larger marketing platforms. However, the best of all is that you do not have to give away money to the Google or Facebook cartel to generate money and can kindly ask them to go and screw themselves. That's the best part.

    If you decide to go for it, feel free to post your results in this thread as inspiration for others.
     
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  2. Anders3

    Anders3 Junior Member

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    Maybe I will add one more twist later, but I'm not sure because I'm still using it...
     
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    Thats enough to get people going i think. Thanks.
     
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    nice share
     
  5. Anders3

    Anders3 Junior Member

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    Then I keep it to myself a little longer :D:cool:
     
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    If i recall right this was used for CPA sweepstakes offer right
     
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    This is a rather old method but can still be effective if you play your cards right... the electronics niche is pretty well played out though (which is probably why the OP used that) so you will need to test and see what works.

    I did this back from about 2008 - 2011 and it did very well with CPA and adsense and I would expect there are other ways to monetize it as well.