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SMS cash time!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by lizmoz, May 7, 2009.

  1. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Ok,
    here goes one dealing with cashing with SMS. Recently there was a thread bitching about how shitty the SMS service providers are in thread http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/79667-sms-payment-crazy.html. This is very true indeed. But it doesn't mean you couldn't still bank and bank pretty hard with them! Here's one way I had success in the past - and once you get this site up and running, scaling up is very very easy!

    Target audience: teenagers and other celebrity loonies. They have cell phones and use daddy's money without hesitation. :) So, get a domain somehow related to opinions.. like "myopinionmatters.com" or whatever similar.

    Hit up a wp site there. Write a post in a bit "poll style". Let's pick currently hot celeb for this example - lady gaga. "What do you think of lady gaga" whatever like that. Hit up an image, random text, a couple of links, one to wikipedia just for quality score's sake. Let people click the image "if they think she's the best&coolest&sexiest everrrrr!". This img is just a hyperlink to another page where you'll do the monetization.

    On this second page you have either

    A) password protected gateway saying that once you fill the password, you'll be let to the underlying page where you can leave comments to lady g herself! This way they'll see through the lightbox shade what others have said and will feel urge to say something very clever themselves. And this is the part where I've gotten the best laughs. "Oh pliiiizzzzpliizzz u're sooo coolcoool i luv uu <3<3<3<3<3 wud u visit me someday i live in xxxx". Jesus really some people leave their HOME ADRESSES here. naturally I've moderated these the fuck away and fast.. anyway every comment they are able to leave go through my moderation anyway, i just pick say 50 best ones and they'll attract people like sugar. And it's all genuine! doesn't look fake because it's not fake. Naturally you'll provide the password to the page then in a return SMS message..or if you're evil, you don't :) 1,97 dollars a message and this'll convert pretty good.

    B) instructions to leave comments with SMS to lady g herself. This will work also, but I've always been more successfull with the option A. I guess people feel like participating the conversation they see through the gateway (this is by the way normal wordpress "comment" secion of course").

    Remember, if your SMS provider provides the option to really customize the return message, each of these messages present you a slot to advertise in! get a ladygagaipod.tk (free) and link it to ipod zip submit. Just tell in the return message "thank you for your valuable time, we want to reward you with a chance to win an ipod at ladygagaipod.tk" You'll make money with both ways.

    And this is just a surface what you can do with SMSes and this very same niche. And by the way, zero shaving from your revenue in this business :) You might notice something nice when you start to try this compared to zips from some cpa networks. And no need to blank referrers or spoof anything. SMS companies might want to see your url but you don't need to give the right one. Just put up a crap blog at blogger and set up anything silly there and give them that url. Same number naturally listed there.

    Traffic - content network, teenager / celeb forums, wherever. set up google alerts on that celeb and comment on each story that pops up.. normal stuff!

    Comments and questions welcome!

    I have a couple of those wp gateways somewhere lying around..i'll find them and try to remember which one worked and how. They were not simple plugins since i'm no wp coder.. :(

    Questions welcome!

    lizmoz

    ps. A group buy on elance or scriptlance by the way for a wp plugin that would be "per page" and allows passwords and about 2000 other features might be worth of considering.. could be useful for a million of things.
     
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  2. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Interesting idea! Thanks for the share.

    Recommend any SMS services?
     
  3. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Actually I'm non-US and we have local companies here to provide these services. (Fortumo) Might wanna ask in the thread mentioned in the beginning.

    Edit: someone already answered there with one:


    http://www.daopay.com/
     
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