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UK Service i launched.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HaRRo, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Ok so i launched a new service today, its an sms service that you ask a question and operator responds.

    Kind of like yahoo answers only an sms version.

    AT THE MINUTE IT WORKS ONLY WITH UK (SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD) it has yet to go worldwide but will shortly i guess.

    How It Works: Users should send QUESTION to 84243.


    Example QUESTION What color is the grass?
    Send this to 84243

    And your answer will follow!

    Its pretty beta, and real life (myself so far) operators answering the questions.

    When i go worldwide i will be doing affiliate programs for the service and operators.

    Try it out if your UK, let me know if its working where you are and ill probably see some of your questions come through :)


    Just another random business im launching lol :)
     
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    was just thinking:how do you monetise?
    by placing text ads at the end?

    btw,i asked:
    who is the best internet marketeer in the world?
    and got the answer HaRRo.LOL
     
  3. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    It reverse bills secretboy any price of my choice. Im going for the 1.50 an answer fee. I think thats pretty good.
     
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  4. goins

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    sweet. how many people do you have answering questions?
     
  5. HaRRo

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    goins i just launched and setup, so its only me answering the questions at the minute :D but when it goes worldwide, im gonna open up a program that people can sign up to become operators and get paid for each answer :D
     
  6. goins

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    haha, nice. so like does it notify them before the answer saying they will be charged? are you gona run a affiliate program promoting your service.
     
  7. HaRRo

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    Yes it notifys them, and yes i will goins. :D
     
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    sweeeeeet. =P well let us know when you get the affiliate section of it up haha.
     
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    harro, the UK is pretty stricty on SMS reverse billing from what ive seen. Did you have to register your biz with the governing body (forgot the name) or did you manage to do this all under the radar? Also when you go global will you have to setup with different providers or does the one you found accept sms and allow you to reverse bill from global networks in the USA etc?
     
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    check out

    http://www.chacha.com

    They run that type of business. I think you're on to something if you can dominate UK. You should charge after like 3 answers, pack with ads...

    http://www.admob.com

    Hope that helps :)
     
  11. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice harro, I looked into something similar recently to do with horse racing & billing them per sms for tips etc. Do you mind telling what sms provider you chose?
     
  12. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Yes it is legal and through ofcom etc....

    And Geetfaux i skipped a lot of providers and went through the top :)

    Theres probably lots that can set you up if you google :)
     
  13. OliverX

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    This is already done and has been running in the UK for a while.

    Hit a niche.
     
  14. HaRRo

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    its a service its open to any niche using keywords i setup. The main purpose was to setup the system, and operator, admin backends.
    I know its been done 100 times, that was not the point of my post.
     
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    Harro, you should take a look at http://www.kgb.com/#ads/spot3 and also other TV ads in the upper left corner. They have running been these ads here in the US for a while now and are becoming quite popular. You could potentially do the same thing in the UK. Good luck.
     
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  16. berrycorp

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    let me know please if u plan offering ads at the bottom of the answers.... i'll be interested if u do!

    and i dint know u did whitehat stuff too! thats new! lol
     
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    sent in my question.... paid.... and nothing.... harro i think your slacking or stealing my g :(
     
  19. DJVPRI

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    nice one, hope it works..
     
  20. Scotiatek

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    ^ Seems like a pretty biased answer.lol

    harro IS NOT the bes IM in the word.