My OWN SMS Marketing Endeavor (You need to read this.)

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  1. csc1990

    csc1990 Registered Member

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  2. Sampler

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    Nice,

    I've had a similar idea in the Clubbing niche as a promoter. Get a list of people who like to go to clubs and tell them which club to go to. Did it with a FB page as well, something you can help use to build your list anyway.
     
  3. csc1990

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    Could you give me any more detail? I'm not fully understanding exactly what you would do, how you would profit, and how it would help with my list?
     
  4. kboxer7

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    Post your blog/journal entries here bro...

    As a side note, this might be a good venture. Being able to show tangible results and ROI from "single SMS/text blasts" may even encourage your clients to opt into a monthly plan to make it more cost effective.

    AND...even if they don't you are building your own list (make sure to get emails) that you can continually market to with mobile offers, etc...as long as you don't spam them all the time :D
     
  5. csc1990

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    I am going to be posting the updates in the OP.
     
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    I will start posting my updates in the OP.
     
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  7. kingfuzz

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    Nice journey man can't wait to read more
     
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    thanks for this thread! Just what I needed. Will also be reading daily
     
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    Keep it up man, you will one day grow rich out of that!
     
  10. csc1990

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    I'm considering doing some black hat to grow my business easier and faster. What do you guys think? Should I do it? There's no risk in my black hat idea. All positives, no downfall.
     
  11. Checkmate

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    Awesome, this is exactly what I'm starting today using the same system.

    But I'm going with the monthly payment system. There's a thread on another forum that would help (not sure if this is where you got the idea) if you haven't seen it PM me and I'll PM you it.
     
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  12. cronini

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    how exactly are you building your list?

    Best of luck!
     
  13. csc1990

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    I don't spend much time on any other forum!

    Well, that's where the black hat comes in.

    I am going to be giving the businesses a month or two of free service, but using the WP plugin, I own the list, even if they build it, and they just have permission to use it. =) So the business I am currently working with has the intention to have 1,000 subscribers by December. They become mine whether the business continues service and starts paying or not.
     
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    well done buddy, this is an inspiring read, i'm gonna follow this.Rep given for havin such a strong attitude to just keep plowing on!
     
  16. csc1990

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    Yessir! I have nothing and have never had anything in this life and I think this can be my way out. It's easy as hell, you don't have to be a professional or have a degree/certification to do this, and it pays well if you can sell it.

    Cards played right = the financial freedom I seek. Until something or someone better comes along and puts me out of business!

    As stated, I can live comfortably on just a modest amount of money each month, which fuels me even more knowing that my goal is not out of reach.

    I hope to conquer this small city and then spread out. =)
     
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    OCTOBER 15, 2010

    I went up to the smoothie bar yesterday to talk to the guy.

    We are going about adding subscribers in an odd way. We thought about it and we figured the opt-in rate would be much better if we had them write their numbers down on an opt-in paper in the store instead of asking them to text-to-subscribe and them saying they'll do it later or forget it. So he has been collecting subscriber's numbers on a sheet of paper. He had already started doing this about a week or two before I began his service on the 5th, but I think he already has about 250-400 people.

    I am going to have to go in Monday morning and log into my dashboard and manually add ALL of them. This is going to suck, but it's okay. Satisfying this business is essential to my success.

    If they are satisfied I get my first paying (possibly contracted) client, statistics, referrals, etc. If I really black hat it then I also get all of their subscribers to my list, but I'm going back and forth on that idea. I don't know if I will black hat it or not.




    OCTOBER 16, 2011


    I am spending all day today trying to make a good flyer. I have a list of 15 businesses that I want to approach tomorrow with my service. I'm really having a hard time with the fliers because everything I make ends up being VERY wordy and a little harsh on the eyes. My design skills are good, I'd say. My work is very neat and professional. It's just the lack of images and too many words.

    If anyone wants to help me out with ideas or how I should do the flyer, send me a PM!
     
  18. 420lounge

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    look into getting a landing page freelancer to help you. I would stick with the first company first before going to others. the fact that you almost couldnt pay your hosting and it got shut off means you need to be careful. look into getting more funds together for emergencies when things go wrong
     
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    I have PM'd you example of my flyer I have yet to run into a business owner that doesn't understand it.
     
  20. beamillionaire

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    Its almost coming up to a month now. How is it going OP?