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US College Student Traffic - 200-500 Hard Leads Generated Daily

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jayabraham, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. jayabraham

    jayabraham Registered Member

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    We run a few student centric websites and co-reg platforms and can do the following Live Data Feed for College students:
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. Email
    4. Cell Phone
    5. Permanent Street Address
    6. Zip
    7. City
    8. State
    9. University Name
    10. Major
    11. Graduating Year
    12. DoB

    200-500 Daily Leads Generated with all the above mentioned data

    The system is built where we can also get answers to a few questions:
    1. Are you a smoker?
    2. How many Credit Cards do you own?
    3. How much Credit Card debt do you have?
    4. Are you interested in a Private Student Loan?
    5. Do you own a car?
    6. Are you a Groupon/Living Social member?

    PLEASE NOTE: This traffic is NOT interested in online education from University of Phoenix Online, Kaplan University Online, etc. They are already enrolled at a major 4 year University.

    We'll have to pass on any and all JV opportunities.

    Cash flow has become an issue due to ill executed expansion plans. Which is why we are looking outside our current set of clients for pointers, new clients, data buyers, etc.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    jayabraham Registered Member

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    i'm guessing the lack of interest/suggestions reflects the fact that these leads are no good for online adult education like University of Phoenix online?
     
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    Are they any good for web design & hosting package offers?
     
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    Personally, I doubt they would require web hosting in large numbers.
    Some of them would be computer science majors that would fit the web design bill.
     
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    Can you give any suggestion for what your leads would be good for? 500 broke college students a day is worth what they can pay my advertisers. From the sound of it nothing.

    I am not trying to be an ass. I just need to hear from you the lead seller what they might possible be good for since on the surface there is no way to earn from the leads.
     
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    Nope, that's a perfect question. Thanks for asking it.

    1. Private Student Loans/Federal Student Loans would do very well
      1. Federal Loan Consolidation would probably not do very well since these students are in college. For debt consolidation, they would need to be targeted 6 months after graduation
    2. Any form of Direct Mail would work well
    3. Any lead generation happening over the phone, our system would be ideal for that. If the client desires, we can create a system to automatically call college students every week with and automated message and only connect with the Sales team if the student selects a particular option. "Greetings. If you are a college student having a tough time making rent next month, press 1 and we will connect you with one of our Pay Day Loan officers. You can get up to a $1000 loan transferred to your bank account within 1 business day without any credit checks. Once again, Press 1 now if you are interested in speaking with a Pay Day Loan officer." As soon as the student presses 1, we will call your Sales team and connect the call automatically. Something similar to CJ RingRevenue. Except we would make outbound calls here as opposed to inbound calls that happen with CJ.
    4. Spring Break Travel leads do very well. We are currently getting an average of 25 requests a day from students looking at buying Spring Break packages
    5. Affiliate offers such as Scholarship Offers like Free College Scholarships,18+ Dating Offers that are PPL and require no payments do well, Zip Submits, Email Submits do well, FRS Energy drink free trial does well, College budget and other other student specific daily deal sites would do well, Dunhill Travel and other Travel specific Daily Deal sites would do well.
      1. I have had buyers in the past that deal with bulk emailing buy emails from us at 3 cents per email address. They are repeat customers who are willing to pay a premium because of the returns they are able to generate time and again.
    6. Someone who wants to create a private network of Students who have .edu blogs and then create a product out of that for BHW linkbuilding --- that has the potential to do well
    7. Each data set by itself is worth between 15 and 35 cents in the data industry. Someone who has access to the big data buyers could potentially sell this data to 3-4 buyers at 15 cents each.
    8. Creating a site like Thisiswhyimbroke.com or bradsdeals.com and linking it to your Amazon, etc. account would work well. You'll would have the ability to add 200-500 new emails to your newsletter daily - all Opt In of course.

    I'll add a few more options shortly.

    Thanks once again for the question.
     
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    College students would make great inexpensive writers as well if someone wants to create a semi automated platform like textbrokers.
     
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    Any good for WordPress services? (designing, new blogs/websites, performance tweaks etc)
     
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    May be we can earn from selling material from this traffic :)
     
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    I don't think you would find many takers to help with design through our Lead Generation platform. Your best bet would be to head to internships.com and pick up Computer Science majors from there who are looking for an internship.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try to get some leads from there.

     
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    *cough* Scholarship offers *cough*
     
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    Do you know any good ones? I've tried looking, but can't find many good ones. Ideally We would like to go directly to the advertiser if that's possible...
     
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    Sending you a PM.
     
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    Responded to your PM. Skype at jaysean.abraham is the quickest way to take this conversation forward
     
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    @bargain1 tried replying to your PM, but your inbox is full. will need to discuss your precise needs. Skype at jaysean.abraham would work best.
     
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    How geographically distributed are your leads.

    I think College students would make great sales folk for a well organised Offline business. $100 commission per sale or thereabouts.

    No results, no pay, but actually, potential to make decent money if the package is high value enough.

    Mmm ... wondering whether your leads can be hired/used to generate offline business.
     
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    I'll shed a little light on this one since its been tried and tested in the past.

    Offline is a slow but long term option. It will take a lot of effort to set up and run. Tracking can get a little tricky as well. But if you're patient, and willing to invest the time, you can create a sizable IM + Offline business out of it.

    This is what we have done in the past:

    To start, create a scholarship site with 2 pages
    1. The landing page that has a drop down for SELECT YOUR UNIVERSITY
    2. Page 2 has a nice image + some text + a CLICK HERE NOW redirecting to the affiliate offer. The affiliate link is connected to the University via Sub-ID

    You only hire 1 student per University to help with tracking. Ask them to plaster flyers around campus, spread the word through facebook, etc and get people to your landing page. All printing costs are the students' to bear. You get paid $2-$4 for the CPA and payout $1 to the student.

    You can do the same thing for multiple offers - dating + email submits + freebie giveaways, etc.

    This exact thing worked for me and we made $3000 in the first 45-60 days. But the work involved was tremendous and we did not have the time to invest. It needs someone patient and willing to scale it up over time.

    *** The long term objective here is to use offline promotional methods for online affiliate offers to build your campus marketing team without any investment. You will be making money from month 1. Once you have a sizable team around the country, open your doors to advertising agencies saying you have access to 100+ campuses and offer Flyering, Handbill handouts, Newspaper adverts, billboards, etc. etc.

    You will be able to create a sustainable, scalable business with little to no investment besides time. No 2 ways about it. I can help, ask me any questions you may have.
     
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    Interesting.

    I was personally thinking of something a lot less work. Get students to be your sales-reps for a high value service ... Websites+SEO+RepMgmt for local businesses.

    One of the difficulties is that a lot of businesses need to be chased in person. Very difficult to scale that up. However, if you have people on the ground that can identify these businesses, and do the chasing, then the rest of the work can be done remotely.
     
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    Yep, you're using a little more brains that we did back then :) Our approach was more brawn.

    even though its a commission only gig, you will be spending a lot of time on retention, training, motivation, management. these bottle necks can prove to be challenging.

    then again, promoting high value services would be one of the many service offerings your on ground sales team will promote. challenge will be building the team with little to no investment and effectively managing them to promote multiple offers simultaneously. if you can use technology to streamline certain processes, you can build this into a 6 figure income within a couple of years.