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method - make money with local companies

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ajpis, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ajpis

    ajpis Regular Member

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    There is a method on here already that's very similar to this one. I had a brief look but couldn't find it, if another member finds it please feel free to post the link to it.

    We will be creating a small website with a top 5 list on the home page for example top 5 photographers in Ipswich. Then we will sell the number spot on the list to a local company.

    For this method we will concentrate on the Bing and Yahoo search engines and not Google.

    Step 1. Buy a EMD domain name for example; photographersinipswich.co.uk (this will only work with smaller towns/cities)

    Step 2. Add a top 5 list to the front page along with some content explaining what the site and top 5 list is. See this site for an example photographersinipswich.co.uk

    Step 3. Add other pages such as contact us / privacy policy etc... also add some relevant posts I used content builder articles I bought on fiver and they worked fine.

    Step 4. It should only take about a week for Yahoo and Bing to rank the site for the EMD keyword.

    Step 5. No we will use yell.com or other directory to source local business's contact emails or we can use the contact form on their sites.

    Step 6. Send each company a message for example:

    " Hi,

    I was wondering if youwould be interested in advertising on a website I run, the website isranked on the first page of both Yahoo and Bing search engines, forthe search term “Photographers in Ipswich”.


    The website's mainfeature and what makes it unique from the other sites listed for thesame term in the search engines is the top 5 list of photographerslisted on the homepage, because we are the only website that has alist of the top companies, we receive 80-90% of the traffic from theyahoo and bing search engines for this specific search term.


    This means on averagewe receive between 20 – 40 visitors every day looking for anPhotographers in Ipswich and almost every single one of these visitorswill then visit the website of the photography company that is listednumber one on our website. That means 20 - 40 potential clientsevery day.


    Up and till recently wehad a small photography company listed as our number one company on thetop 5 list. They paid us £200 every 4 weeks to keep themselveslisted as number one. Unfortunately due to the firm moving locationthey will not be continuing to pay for their firm to be listed asnumber one any longer. So because of this we are now looking for anew photography company to list as number one on our top 5 list.


    As we are looking for along term relationship with a new advertiser we are willing to dropthe price of the first 4 weeks to £50 for you to test out and seethe results for yourself. After the 4 weeks we will contact you andif you are happy with the results you can renew for another 4 weeks,if your not happy (which we are sure wont be the case) then simplydon't renew.


    If you are interestedthen please feel free to send us an email.


    My direct email isxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    Thanks for taking thetime to read this message


    Look forward to hearingfrom you "


    Step 8. Repeat the previous steps for different towns/cities and soon enough you will have a decent monthly income.
     
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  2. lincolnave

    lincolnave Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the idea.

    Just wondering how many of these little beauties have you setup vs. how many have ranked?

    Also, roughly, what was the population of the towns?
     
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    I hear Ipswich is nice this time of year.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    Same question here... is this just an idea/something you read/copied or have you put it into practice?
     
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  5. Trepanated

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    I suspect he copied it.

    He said as much too, but he can't quite remember the thread he copied it from.

     
  6. ajpis

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    I set up 15 sites, they all ranked, but only sold the top spot on 3 of the sites via sending emails. That's why I mentioned phoning them in the thread. I'm sure it would produce better results as a lot of the emails are likely to get disregarded.
     
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    The original method was just a general content site and they where selling banner ad space to the businesses, I added the top five list as a twist to the method and also as a unique selling point.

    Also the original method included ranking the site in google using tier 1 web 2.0's a and GSA links to the web 2.0's, I chose to concentrate on yahoo and bing to speed up the process.
     
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    So you made 3 sales through emails
    And you have put the work into 12 other sites but haven't made sales.
    And you are sure you would make more sales if you made phone calls
    But you haven't made any phone calls?

    Yeah, OK then.
     
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  9. ajpis

    ajpis Regular Member

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    sale calls is a big difference from sending emails and requires a certain level of confidence that not every one has
     
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    Dunno in your countries, but here they think Bing and Yahoo are Disney characters :)
     
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    Wow someone has rehashed Veyrons rehashed rehashed rehashed thread from. At leat you had the decency to change it to photographers instead of dentists. I suspect though, just like Veyrons, you do not even implement this method.
     
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  13. Trepanated

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    Although that's a fair point, by not making those calls you are throwing almost £8000 per year down the drain - and wasting the time it took to build those sites.

    I am doubtful you've implemented this method, because with a 75% failure rate anyone with any sense would move on.

    But I will put my cynicism aside for a moment and assume you have:

    If your only contact method is email, you really need to work on the sales pitch in that email.

    If that's your sole chance of making a sale you need to make sure it's perfect - and it is far from that.

    Give them more than one benefit from advertising with you, not just 20 leads per day.
    Dropping from £200 to £50 smells of cheapness. If the last customer was paying £200, that should still be the price.
    Talk more about the benefits the departing advertiser had
    Make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect.
    Email them using @photographersinipswich.co.uk - it will have more impact and will be far more likely to be opened.
     
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    A whole lot of "methods" were never actually tested by the guys posting them so this does
    not surprise me one diddly bit. A lot of misinformation out there.
     
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  15. Trepanated

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    Haha - the poor old dentists.

    I'll bet almost everyone who tried that method didn't even put 5 minutes effort into thinking of a different profession.

    I'm sure there's now money to be made by calling dentists and offering to shield them from calls from lazy, spoonfed IMers
     
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  16. kyriel

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    Thank you .twist
     
  17. regicider

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    There's a nice twist on a rehashed method!
     
  18. delivery1

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    very interesting idea. Could be replicated in a more legit fashion but actually creating a portal for the city and the residents to find coupons, deals, etc as well.