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What Would you do With a $500,000 Advertising budget?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by charliefromthachi, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. charliefromthachi

    charliefromthachi Registered Member

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    Hey guys!

    I have a question for you. Lets say you have a digital product or a membership site.and everything is designed at the highest level. I'm talking expert copywriting on the sales page with really inciting copy, impeccable site design with the right stimulating colors and graphics, the product is a fantastic value for the price and the niche will know it, immediately.

    AND you have a $500,000 budget to advertise this site with. How would you spend half a million dollars to drive millions of targeted visitors to your highly optimized site? What would be the best investment(s) or system(s). also keeping in mind that you'd like to trend the advertisement toward an autopilot or at least mostly automated system? AND you were willing to run the gamut from the most prestine of white hats to the darkest abyss of the blackest of black hats.
     
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  2. Megalomaniac Midget

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    I would spend $495,000 on testing, testing copy, design, keywords & products. With the $5,000 left i world still make a few million
     
  3. charliefromthachi

    charliefromthachi Registered Member

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    yes but assuming you were all set with that(testing was done to your satisfaction keywords etc are all optimum), how would you best spend half a million dollars to drive targeted traffic?
     
  4. geezer101

    geezer101 Junior Member

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    Adwords, what else.. I spend £1 mill a year driving targeted visitors. But I expect you would struggle to spend $500k if you only have 1 product, or 1 product range.
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  5. LoboRsxS

    LoboRsxS Regular Member

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    i would ban retards that start threads like this on my membership site.
     
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  6. mirrorer

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    tell me the keyword and with 100,000$ i will get you page on first page of google ;)
     
  7. xplicit

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    I agree this is kind of a "out of the park" question. It shouldn't cost anywhere near $500k to get highly targeted traffic. Just get yourself a damn good SEO guy and get yourself on the first page of google. Then if you want to invest more, buy yourself some TV air time.
     
  8. crack_dhat

    crack_dhat Regular Member

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    yeah, $500k for advertisment is too much unless your into a very very competitive niche like you want to compete with google or facebook or other very established sites, then I think $500k will not be enough.
     
  9. Spud Jr

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    This is the only post you need to read. Read it 15 times then do it as it states.

    1. A really good, hot and damn savvy SEO consultant who knows the ins and outs of getting targeted. I mean search for them high and low, you'll know when you have them. Pay them a salary of 74,628.06/yr. They will know SEO like the back of their hand. They will whisper sweet nothings in your ear while making you a killing dominating the niche you are actively putting out there. If they ARE REALLY good, they will know SEM, the meaning of being viral and video marketing along with a slew of other acronyms that I am too lazy to type.

    2. Get a very good bottle of Cristal and a Cuban cigar to celebrate saving yourself over $400k dollars.

    3. Come back and give me some rep and thanks for assisting you in not losing the money.
     
  10. AutoBlogger

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    If i have 500K, I would not waste it in advertising. 500K is enough for me to live 10-12 years without working :D
     
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  11. magcshroom

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    I would get into media buying. You can advertise on sites like usatoday, yahoo, msn, etc and drive a lot of high quality traffic to your site. Why do you want to spend 500k on just your site? Why not do some affiliate marketing with maybe 50k and i'm sure you would bank.
     
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    I would spend that much cash in doing SEO and getting articles and organic traffic is for a longer period of time :)
     
  13. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    If you have 500k to spend advertising, you don't come to a black hat forum to ask a question about that. You go to a professional advertising agency, they will create campaigns, tv commercials, etc. and make you a hefty profit.
     
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  14. charliefromthachi

    charliefromthachi Registered Member

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    Believe it or not guys this is a serious question, not just hypothetical or out of the park. My day job (my non IM business) is taking off for me and after the final close of a few deals that I'm working on I will have roughly 700k before taxes and I'll have roughly a year before the tax man cometh. I'm working on a ebook in a big popular niche and I want to make a killing quite frankly. I'm willing to invest the literal 500k hopefully to make sales profits into the 7-8 figure range but I want to make sure that I'm examining all options especially black hat. my initial thoughts were of attacking face book with the cash.
     
  15. squelsh

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    you want to invest half a million advertising an ebook?
     
  16. Jcsarokin

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    If you spend 500k advertising on 1 ebook, your going to saturate your own niche and after spending about 10k advertising nobody else is going to buy your book.

    You may want to spend a portion of the 500k to create a real solid product and not an ebook.
     
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  17. BillyMac856

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    Media Buys!
     
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  18. XoRaK

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    i would hire a hitman to kill my main competitor.
     
  19. Hellfire

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    I would keep 495.000$ as security and invest 5000$.
     
  20. IAMAZEME

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    2 fckn words!

    And not even knowing this makes me question your description and IM experience. Anyone with that amount of capital should be doing media buys with a 3-400 roi if done correct it's a no brainer.










     
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