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My way to success, don't give up and try hard! Finally made it. :)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SuperTee, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. SuperTee

    SuperTee Regular Member Premium Member

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    Hi guys

    Here I am, started at Black Hat World with no money in my pockets. I tried a lot of methods that I've found here but I kept struggling.. nothing seemed to work. I guess that's where most of the people stop their efforts and just give up. Well, I am so happy that I did not. As an IT guy (Software Developper) I was very interested in those methods and giving it your own twist. I just kept going. In the meanwhile I foundet my own company doing Webdesign, SEO and Software development, I even have a small datacenter where I do colocation. But to be honest, the money to do that, I've earned with tipps and inputs of this great forum here.

    I made my money with basicly 3 methods. I am sure, these methods are already posted in here, but I'd like to mention them once again, as they can really help you changing your lifestyle.

    Method 1 - Webdesign (Joomla & Wordpress)
    At first I've started with webdesign. I thought I can make huge money because everyone pays way too much for their websites. Well, no one is gonna pay you much, if you are not already well known.

    Here is what I did:
    In Switzerland we have small villages and mostly every of those villages has a website with a listing of the local businesses. These listing are pure money! Why? Because there is the name, address, email and website listed of all the businesses. So what I did, I just looked through the list and picked every entry that didn't have a website listed. You may want to double check if they really don't have a website...
    Having my list of potential clients (and hey, there are lots of villages, so the list seems to be endless), I started promoting my websites. I thought there might be small companys with no money, so I decided to offer two services:
    • fixed price, USD 699
    • monthly fee, USD 39 each month, hosting, included
    For the monthly fee, mention that the email is included, too! Many people don't know that this is not state of the art..
    I've set up a pdf with all the information and put in there some templates I've found on elegantthemes, yootheme.com and whatever they're called. Giving each template an individual name. Don't number them! Make every theme look something special with a great name.
    Next step I wrote a mail, attached the pdf and sent it out to 30 of the business I've found. I did the same as print out and sent it out by letter.
    After a week I called everyone, wheter they got the mail/letter. I had 3 conversion out of the letters and two out of the mails. As the letters are too much work, I kept going with the mails.
    Most of the people decided to go with the monthly fee, which is great for me, as after 18 months I am making more profit, and they will not change their website, so it is promissing money.
    I need to mention: I already had a webserver at this time, so hosting didn't cost me anything additional.

    I will be posting my method number 2 tomorrow, as I have a metting in a few minutes. Hope I could inspire someone and make the struggling ones getting back their hope!

    After all, one thing has to be said: It's all about hard work and never give up!

    Regards

    Roger
     
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  2. blackhatfree

    blackhatfree Newbie

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    Cool.... finally you made it !
     
  3. sandrine10

    sandrine10 Power Member

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    Happy for you man :) keep the great job.
     
  4. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    This is a great method for people with skills looking to make some extra cash quickly with ease. Thank you for the share, I'm sure many people will benefit from it!
     
  5. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Dude why did u leave money on the table?You shuld have told them to signup with ur aff link for hosting lol
     
  6. MaximusNeo

    MaximusNeo Newbie

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    Great setup you have there, though I thought most of us software dev's don't refer to being in IT though :p

    I also have good luck with doing websites, I am always charging less for my sites I also offer hosting and have good luck with that and adding additional services such as SEO, but I am looking to increase my website pricing but there is a lot of competition in the area offering WP sites for $200. Though the approach of offering a more expensive monthly rate without an upfront cost of the website is very enticing and may consider adapting that. CRM's make this setup incredibly useful as it makes getting up a basic website very quick and easy compared to starting from scratch, but the price is insanely cheaper than a website from scratch as well when you consider how much most companies pay for it.
     
  7. MaximusNeo

    MaximusNeo Newbie

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    Because they are most likely paying him to host on his server. I pay very little for a single linux box and charge each client 75% of the server cost as a monthly fee and throw multiple sits on 1 box.
     
  8. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Congrats, but you cant expect to make big money with templates. Instead of doing this you might consider actually LEARN web design, in this case WordPress, and you'll see a big change.
     
  9. SuperTee

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    It's hosted on my own server, so they pay for it anyways.. ,o)
     
  10. favorshows

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    Or if he is doing really good he can outsource it :)
     
  11. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Yeah, thats an option too.
     
  12. gsy159

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    Great tutorial shoot you a PM
     
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    anfyd Regular Member

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    Great progress, mate!
    I also wanted to tap into this marketing strategy with maybe offering a free trial month to increase sale.
    I am German, do you have a few moments to have a talk in Skype if you got time?

    Sincerely,
    anfyd
     
  15. SuperTee

    SuperTee Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yes sure, r_tobler
     
  16. ehinoze

    ehinoze Power Member

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    yeah thats the way to succeed.you never give up man
    I did something similar in the past
     
  17. dmoneythief

    dmoneythief Newbie

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    congratulations! thanks for sharing!
     
  18. omnipotent$

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    Congrats! 99% of success is determined by your persistence.
     
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    Native Pens Content Newbie

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    Really happy for you bro!:)
     
  20. JokerNikx

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    Hard Work will surly give you the result :) , This is Another example for it =]]

    keep going mate , good luck