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Need advice on efficiency and pricing please. Thanks.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MrGr33n, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    I have slowly but surely been learning a lot since I joined here last October as a complete and utter noob who didn't even know what hosting was. This place is like home to me now. I hope one day I can learn enough so that I can contribute back to this community. I am about to pursue another project and just want some advice.

    I am offering a service to local businesses in my area. This involves obtaining their email addresses. I don't want to search roads upon roads of businesses and manually locate their email addresses on their websites. Is there a more efficient method to do this? I live in London.

    If I outsource obtaining the email addresses of local businesses to someone else, could somebody please recommend to me where and how I would find this worker and how much should I pay them to do this? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    Is $0.05 per email and 5% of sales a good price? Is it too much or too less?
     
  3. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    I wouldn't give someone 5% of my revenue just for scraping some data.

    As far as $0.05 per email, I'd figure out roughly how many addresses you think there may be and calculate what that would make the total cost.

    There are places online you can purchase exactly what you are looking for and you could then compare both options and see what option is the best value
     
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    Suraj2025 Registered Member

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    5% off sales for data mining? i think that's too much man
     
  5. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    My referral rate is at 5% on Amazon atm and the product is £80 so I receive £4 and I would pass over 20pence to them. It's not a lot and it sounds good to offer it.
     
  6. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Power Member

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    I previously owned a business selling to local companies, there are a few ways you can get this info, but it actually depends on what you are selling as to which is the best way forward. Can you perhaps say what your selling to local businesses?
     
  7. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    We agreed on 50 emails for $5 as a first run. I tested the person and they found an email address of good quality like the type I am looking for. They said their rate was 50 for $5 as opposed to 100.


    Will pm you
     
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    peepin2me Regular Member

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    The price sounds reasonable to me. Do try it out. Good luck with this venture.
     
  9. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot mate, I appreciate that.