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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by 4starsoftware, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. 4starsoftware

    4starsoftware Newbie

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm sharing a method that is a twist of other methods and generates a more consistent but smaller amount (it's still money though, right?).
    I use Craigslist but you can apply this technique to any online classifieds site.
    1. Get an account (duh)

    2. Get an account with a CPA or other affiliate program that offers one of the popular electronics devices this holiday season (eg: Kindle Fire).

    3. Post an ad as if you got two of the devices for a birthday gift or won one in a contest and you don't want it. DON'T say you haven't opened the box, because that just screams scam. Instead, post that you opened it once and turned the thing on but put it back immediately.

    4. Post in larger cities like Manhattan and use different type of subheadings (eg: electronics or computers both fit Kindle).

    5. Wait two days for the emails to roll in. Use a disposable account to collect the emails and a SEPARATE account to send new ones. This decreases the risk of ghosting i've found.

    6. Send an email to the people who emailed you, explaining that the item is sold and you feel bad because it's the holidays and all. Tell them you looked around for the same device at a similar price but couldn't find it. At this point, you could insert a shortened link to your Amazon affiliate link for the Kindle to "show" them there are no bargains (keep in mind, they may just click the link and give in and buy under your aff link).

    7. Insert a link to a CPA contest for the device or a gifty card to win enough to buy it at a local store. Continue with more blah blah to make it sound genuine.

    Waiting a day or two maximizes emails that you can get, so you don't lose any if you get ghosted, although I haven't been ghosted. Waiting also makes people want something more and makes them more likely to do your aff link or email submit, especially since you've already provided options.

    Rinse, repeat. It does work and i'm lazy and don't like to post a lot so I do maybe two cities a day. I've made a couple hundred $$ in the past week, mainly because it's so close to Black Friday, but you still have the holiday season.

    Keep at it!
     
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  2. 4bothis

    4bothis Junior Member

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    nice twist. repped+thanked for the contribution
     
  3. uncguy4321

    uncguy4321 Regular Member

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    Very clever. Thanks!
     
  4. Nookie Monster

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    Nice little twist on an old method. Just goes to show that some methods don't truly die out.
     
  5. 4starsoftware

    4starsoftware Newbie

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    Most don't, but you need to work a bit around the problems that occur initially.

     
  6. Designerdude13

    Designerdude13 Power Member

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    Thanks so much. Do you know of any larger cities?
     
  7. 4starsoftware

    4starsoftware Newbie

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  8. nicobinho

    nicobinho Registered Member

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    I tried that very same method lol, even saying that I got 2 Ipads for my bday, but my ad got ghosted :(
     
  9. 4starsoftware

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    You have to be a bit less like other ads and maybe a bit less specific. If you give too much info, it sounds like a scam. Twist the ad to fit a scenario you've been in yourself. Writing the ad then sounds more genuine.


     
  10. bhstart

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    I just applied this with a minor twist and got well over 50 people interested within 20 minutes before it was flagged, though it ticks me off wondering who flagged it since it didn't violate any of their terms and there was nothing spammy/selling at all.

    I'll be emailing them back and see if I get any sign ups, will post an update in a day or so. Thanks OP. :)
     
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