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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kingc, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. kingc

    kingc Junior Member

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    I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the method where you sell SEO services on Ebay and outsource the work to fiverr. It’s relatively simple and doesn’t require any start-up cash which makes it great for newbies making their first venture into IM.


    It’s not going to make you rich but it will provide some nice cash each month for little effort. I did it a year or two back but since having my time taken up with other work I end up cancelling most orders I get.


    I’m sure you’re wondering why I don’t just cancel all the Ebay listings if I’m not going to complete any of the orders I get. The reason I don’t is because of the targeted leads I get. Once or twice a month a business owner will message me through Ebay saying they’re looking for a monthly SEO service for their website. Now obviously you can’t convert all of these leads into customers but some do.


    I‘ve made way more money from these leads than the actual Ebay/Fiverr method itself. I’m not particularly good at persuasion (something on my to do list to improve upon) but I’ve converted a fair few of these business owners into SEO clients of mine.


    One in particular stands out. She has been with me for over a year now and pays me £1000 a month for SEO. I’m not even that knowledgeable about SEO so I outsource it all to upwork (formally known as odesk) for £400 a month leaving me with £600 a month in profit for very little work (occasionally I answer questions from her and I send monthly ranking reports). The freelancers I use are actually very good so they rank her site well (hence why she’s been with me for over a year).


    Because her business is going so well she is starting a new company meaning I will be doing SEO for that website as well. Overall I will be getting £2000 a month (£1200 in profit) for very little work.


    Overall I’d say it’s worth doing the Ebay/Fiverr method just for the leads you get. Here are a few tips to make your ebay listings stand out because the more people that see them the more leads you will get:



    • Offer a big yearly package. This is where you offer a 12 month SEO package, all you have to do is order a few fiverr gigs each month and send the reports to your customer (remove any mention of fiverr from the reports before sending them). After Ebay and Paypal fees as well as the cost of the fiverr gigs you should get over £100 profit for each one you sell, I’ve sold 5 in around a year.
      Now that’s all fine and dandy but the real value in these big yearly packages is it gets you in contact with the most serious leads, business owners who are willing to spend sizeable amounts and invest long-term in the SEO for their website. If you do this method you have to set up a yearly package, you’re missing out if you don’t.
    • Next, make each listing you do look professional. I went to fiverr and made a deal with a graphic designer to make 20 eye catching pictures advertising my SEO Ebay listings (one for each listing) for 60 dollars. Here is a similar one I found on Ebay to give you an idea:



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    They look nice and professional, I’m sure they help to get potential buyers clicking on your listing and that means more leads as well.



    • Same with the description of the listing, use a html template or at least add some colour to the text. Make it look nice, check there are no grammatical errors and explain what you offer (I find keeping it concise works best).


    • Make the title stand out, use the full amount of characters allowed by Ebay to fit plenty of SEO related keywords in and make the title eye catching. (Research SEO Ebay listings that are selling well for keyword ideas). Here is an example of the kind of thing you should go for:
    [FONT=&amp]★[/FONT]SEO Supreme Package[FONT=&amp]★[/FONT]Premier Authority Backlinks[FONT=&amp]★[/FONT]Rank At The Top Of Google[FONT=&amp]★[/FONT]


    • Put all of your listings on both the UK and US Ebay websites, I got plenty of customers from both.



    • Although I haven’t done this there could be some merit in adding a website link to your Ebay listings, maybe just a landing page to get there emails where you can then offer some monthly package deal. I don’t know if Ebay would allow web links but it’s worth considering.

    That just about wraps it up, just thought I’d share some success I had and offer a little advice.
     
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  2. FireSkull

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    Looks like a good method! might look into it more ty for sharing.
     
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  3. kingc

    kingc Junior Member

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    I don't know if it would work with craigslist. However, there is a twist that may work. I know a piece of software called arbitrage underdog. You can use it to search all the states at once on craigslist for certain keywords so if you put SEO related keywords into the search bar you'd find plenty of website owners looking for SEO services. The software also lets you search other international craiglist sites as well as elance, odesk and gumtree, it's a nice bit of software and there's definitely some money to be made using it.

    Come up with some good email responses and mail the people looking for SEO services. You could also try to sell logo design services, plenty of people ask for that on craigslist. Outsource the work to fiverr.

    Regarding having a website, if possible I would recommend having one. Potential clients do sometimes ask for your website and if you say you don't have one it just makes you look small time and unprofessional, not traits that are going to get people to pay for your services!
     
  4. primechecker

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    It sounds very nice and reasonable. It is a simple resell method. I never used ebay or fiverr though xd. Only buying some stuff on ebay.
    But I dont think it is only limited to SEO stuff, isnt it ? I think you can resell much more products on ebay. Or is it limited to only that case ? :D
     
  5. blackz_11

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    Interested in giving this a goo, nice one

    Just sent you a PM
     
  6. pcobyrne

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    I am always interested in the SEO side of the business as I guess very very few people do the SEO themselves and source the entire project out as above to Fiverr or the likes....But what are you offering, increase in visitors, increase in google ranking, increase in leads... Also articles play an important part of SEO (some will disagree) however who writes the Articles....do you out source this as well!!!!!

    Just a few questions that I am interested to know as SEO is not all about backlinks.....
     
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    Sounds interesting...can be a good money maker for newbies
     
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    Nice share, Will give it a try
     
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  9. techn1k

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    I used to resell fiverr social media gigs on eBay (and not only) back in the days when "likes" were hot and FB wasn't so strict.

    However after some time I got few warnings from eBay about selling virtual goods, which is against their TOS.
    How do You manage that?
     
  10. kingc

    kingc Junior Member

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    I sold logos on Ebay for a few months (I was ranking third on the US Ebay for the term logo) and got around 5 sales a day but I was selling them at around 10 dollars a piece so after Ebay and Paypal fees as well as the 5 dollar fiverr fee there was hardly any profit. Too much hassle, even at that price people are very fussy and always ask for revisions.

    I had some other Ebay listings selling logos for around 30 dollars but didn't get one buyer.

    Maybe you could start selling logos at a cheap price, wait a week until you have had a few buyers (this should rank you high up on page 1 of Ebay for logo keywords) and then edit your listing and up the price. My more expensive logo listings never got any initial sales so they never ranked and therefore got no visitors and no sales but with this method they might.
     
  11. kingc

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    I'm pretty certain you can sell SEO services on Ebay. My listings have been up for over a year on the US Ebay site and I have never gotten any messages from Ebay or any of them removed. I'm doing nothing special either, just like every other regular Ebay listing.

    If you type SEO into Ebay you'll see loads of people are doing it.
     
  12. kingc

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    You offer similar things to fiverr gigs for the Ebay listings like 50,000 blog comments or 30 PR9 backlinks. For the leads you want to convert into valuble monthly customers you need to offer some sort of ranking guarantee as these are more serious customers whoare paying more. Ask for their keywords and run them through some keyword tools to get an idea of their difficulty level. Then you can provide an estimation for how long it willtake to rank each keyword in the top 3 of Google.

    For articles, some clients are happy to do it themselves if they like writing and are
    experts in their niche. I will give them some pointers on on-page SEO to help with my
    linkbuilding.

    Others, I will try to convince them to buy article writing services from me if they do
    not want to do it themselves. Provide a sample or two to gain their trust, if the content is
    impressive they will probably be willing to choose you. Outsource that part to BHW or to
    Elance or Upwork. Don't choose fiverr for articles as you will get junk that is probably
    copied (not good for your main goal, SEO).
     
  13. webwhizz

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    Nice earnings well done. Fiverr sellers are looking for leads as well, some will contact the site owner they did baclinks for and tell them they did for $5, basically cut u out and make u look stupid.
     
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    Great post, thanks for the very useful information