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The give away a free site method

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by cowsgonemadd3, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. cowsgonemadd3

    cowsgonemadd3 Junior Member

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    I think this is a well known method. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on it.

    See I want to "GIVE AWAY" a "free" website to anyone. I want to use Hostgator to make a cool 100 bucks for each sign up vs godaddy which pays less.

    Now how is the best way to word the Ad?


    Hi guys my name is Austin and I make websites for people for FREE. It is what I do for part of my income now days. Learn how you can get a free website here.

    I was thinking of doing something like this:

    Hello everyone my name is Austin and I give away free websites. This is part of what I do for a living now days. I have been making websites since I was 15 and have gotten quite good at what I do. I run many sites and am constantly selling sites and making new ones.

    So I want to give you a free website. You do not have to pay ANYTHING to get the website.
    First thing you are going to need is a host, so go and get a host here:

    link to hostgator here

    Now let me say it is worth paying for your own hosting! Hostgator is a great host and has good reviews. Your site can be about anything and you can even make money with your site.

    Just send me the order number you get when you buy the hosting and tell me what type of content you want on your website. I will give you up to 3 100% unique articles for your website.
    No adult topics!

    And when you get your site up you can learn how to make money with it here:

    Link to a how to make money recurring forum/site here


    "Terms and conditions" This is only for new host sign ups. If you have a host you will have to pay 50 bucks for your website. I am not responsible for your website or what you do on it.

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    Honestly that is sorta the landing page not the ad for websites and such but it would be similar. I would just say "click here to set up your free website now" and not talk about buying the hosting.

    PS I know I worded this wrong but any help would be great. I wrote the page wrong here, the first part is the ad and the second part is the sales page.
     
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  2. jakeumms

    jakeumms Regular Member

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    Occupation:
    Student, Scholar, Money Machine...
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    Inside of your mom's TomTom.
    I don't know if you came up with this method, well I know you didn't but the affiliate part is brilliant.

    Now why the fuck didn't I come up with that. Free amazing website to build your portfolio, but you make $100 fucking bucks for the sign up.

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    Now on to you.

    First don't include a link to any forum. Leave out the article part too, you are targeting small business, they don't even know what that means. Also leave out the since I was 15 part, just say you have been doing it or over 5 years.
     
  3. cowsgonemadd3

    cowsgonemadd3 Junior Member

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    No I was asking for help, not sharing......I want to know what is the best type of method to convince them to go through with it. If what I had was good enough. I mean sharing the idea is fine. I think I read about it here.

    When I mean a free site I mean using a free template, in other words a newbie site but functional. The only cost to me would be the domain and the articles. Should I even give away the articles?
     
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  4. punn3301

    punn3301 Junior Member

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    If you are going to do something like this you need to focus on who your market is. Is it businesses? Is it individuals?

    You also should have some design skills, even if it's as little as being able to edit a wordpress theme.

    This won't work if you are just setting up crappy websites and trying to give them away. Well, it may still work but isn't the most effective way to do it.

    I've seen designers I know do this. It's an effective way to get clients. Offer a free website and then charge on the backend. The real money is made by self-hosting the sites, so instead of just getting an affiliate commission of $100, you charge the business $29/39/49 every month for hosting. Maybe even more. Hostnine is a decent place to get a reseller hosting account.
     
  5. cowsgonemadd3

    cowsgonemadd3 Junior Member

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    Well my clients are really hopefully just going to be newbies to the internet. I can edit a wordpress theme somewhat.
     
  6. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Im have been doing this for a while and I host all the sites myself so I get paid in like 2 days :p
     
  7. danfergen

    danfergen Junior Member

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    I'm gonna try this!

    How much are clients usually ok with paying for hosting?
     
  8. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    You also want to give examples of sites that people can have so they can see what they are getting. I would not spend any money on hosting if I could not see what I will be getting for my cash.
    Just my opinion anyway. Good luck.
     
  9. 333sx

    333sx Newbie

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    i want a free site!
     
  10. XXX-Guy

    XXX-Guy Junior Member

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    "I make websites for people for FREE. It is what I do for part of my income now days."
    Only me who see a conflict between the word "FREE" and "Income"
     
  11. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I have a hookup on business cards as well. I get 1000 for $14.99 so I also give away free printing. Since im doing my own hosting my return is higher than being an affiliate

    If you goto
    Code:
    www.4over.com
    (I am not affiliated with them)

    you can get wholesale printing. The only thing is you have to have an email with your own domain (yourname@yourdomain.com)

    Hope that helps