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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bfmglobal, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. bfmglobal

    bfmglobal Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I just found this site a few days ago, although I am familiar with Black Hat tactics (vaguely).

    I've been online full-time for 2 years now (Flew F-16s in the Air Force before that for 11 years). I've made a fair amount of cash with my online ventures...but am suddenly in a very bad situation. I've been doing consulting work and my main client recently has become very ill and is not able to continue the project we were working on. So overnight my main income stream has vanished!

    I do have an ebay business with a partner. We are able to get a pretty good margin on our products and have built our inventory levels quite high by re-investing all of our profits up to this point. Now we need to start taking profit but our daily sales volume isn't what it needs to be to generate any real serious income. I am finishing up an ecommerce site now that will sell our products...but I need traffic and I need it fast! I have quite a bit of experience with paid traffic but while our margins are acceptable as an ebay product...there is not a lot of room for an advertising budget.
    Natural SEO takes a while...so I've turned to this site to learn and implement as much as I can to generate traffic ASAP to the ecommerce site.

    Not being overly familiar with black hat techniques...I really do not know what to do or where to begin. I am also looking strategies that will hopefully give me the biggest bang for my buck.

    I would greatly appreciate some sounds direction here from the members. If you have had successful experience driving traffic and can find it in your busy schedule to offer a little advice...I would greatly appreciate it. Please PM me if you do not want to publicly disclose your ideas...or whatever works for you. Again, I really do appreciate any help I can get here!!! As they say..what goes around, comes around...and once I'm in a position to return the favor I would certainly do so.

    Thanks

    BFM
     
  2. unitedcrown

    unitedcrown Junior Member

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    Blackhat takes awhile to learn. I suggest jumping right into blackhat on a small scale, and use ppc to drive traffic to your site while you refine your skills.

    (Despite what some idiots say about ppc, it really is easy and it's very easy to hit the ground running after you use up your first google/live/yahoo voucher.)
     
  3. nessa2shoes

    nessa2shoes Registered Member

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    I guess it might be handy to know what type of products you're selling? That will have some impact on the type of traffic that works best.

    PPC would be the obvious place to start (with a free voucher to get your feet wet), but depending on your product, some of the social sites could be quite good for you too.

    Can you elaborate a bit more?

    And very best of luck with this - hope you are able to get up and running very quickly! :)
     
  4. MontyzPython

    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/20412-how-make-money-online-getting-started.html

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/15121-your-guide-making-money.html
     
  5. plouyd

    plouyd Regular Member

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    I'm gonna say, there's enough information on this forum to tell you exactly what you need to know.