1. This website uses cookies to improve service and provide a tailored user experience. By using this site, you agree to this use. See our Cookie Policy.
    Dismiss Notice

Why isn’t my product selling?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pandasarekool, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. pandasarekool

    pandasarekool Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    So I started a new website a few days ago selling a product that isn’t already available on Amazon, not a lot of people have it, and it is very useful (imo) it’s in the beauty niche. I don’t have money to market it, I’ve asked several influencers for their rates and this girl with only 20k followers told me that it costs $50 for her to post the product LOL! She’s not even famous, that’s an insanely high price and I can’t afford it. I made a page for it obviously, and I started following people hoping they’d see and make a purchase. Do I REALLY need to spend money on ads in order to get sales? I even advertised it to my friends and family and they weren’t interested. People are so far up their ass it’s insane. I hate my life and I just want to make something out of it. So many people selling shitty products have succeeded in the past so why can’t I succeed with an excellent product? Ugh
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. Bonnie77

    Bonnie77 Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Female
    Don't be upset about getting, the success it will take some time by the way what product you are selling?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,551
    Likes Received:
    56,935
    Gender:
    Male
    Please don't ask that question, or you will get the OP in trouble.

    Thank You
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    13,674
    Occupation:
    Potentate
    Location:
    Asuncion
    Are you insane? You made a website and you think "that's it, now they're going to just pour in and stampede to buy MY stuff"?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  5. pandasarekool

    pandasarekool Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    I didn’t just make a website. I pitched it to friends and family. I created a page for it. I started following people hoping they’d notice. I’m not insane, just desperate
     
  6. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,988
    Likes Received:
    42,137
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    First thread of the day where I burst out laughing lol

    No offence OP, but you just had your first lesson on one of the harsh realities of life.

    You sound a little angry too, what is your next step? Give up?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  7. pandasarekool

    pandasarekool Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Lol I’m not giving up. I’d rather die than to be mediocre. I don’t have the money for advertisements but I’ll make it work somehow. It just sucks that nobody ever supports their family or their friend. Only supporting people who are already rich and then complain about it LOL fucking stupid sheep
     
  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    13,674
    Occupation:
    Potentate
    Location:
    Asuncion
    The bar is selling shit isn't that abysmally low. You will need to work a looooot more. Like really lot. Big lot. Got the point? :)

    There's a bazillion products vying for the money in my wallet. Plus,I have the option to not buy anything today. So, for you as a seller, you need to find me, get my attention, persuade me that today I should be giving money to you for your magic pill. If you don't do that, my money will go to someone who will. That's how it works.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  9. Mediawiz

    Mediawiz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    272
    Occupation:
    Building spaceships
    Location:
    CPA City
    You did practically nothing to really market the product.

    Start with market and promote your website and product, build up an audience. It can all be done free but it will take more time.

    - Start with blogging on your website: It's good for seo & trigger readers to buy the product. Use benefits which people get if they buy your product
    - Post quality content on social media: Demonstrate the product, show what it does and how it benefits your customers
    - Try to get some bloggers or IG/YT influencers to review your product for free (offer them an fee per sale or something)
    - Setup a competition/price question: Let people submit their name and emailaddress so they can win your product. Works perfect with social media. You can email offers to your build up list (with a discount or something so they BUY)

    These are just 4 things that came up in my mind. Just start doing work if you don't have money to market your product.

    Maybe unrelated but if you want to sell something without money for advertising or getting engagement you are already 1-0 behind.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    6,325
    Likes Received:
    4,920
    then you can't afford to start your own business
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    25,854
    Likes Received:
    47,066
    Occupation:
    Generic Human Being
    Location:
    As Close to Heaven as One Can Get!
    Home Page:
    That's not how it works?

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  12. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,988
    Likes Received:
    42,137
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    Well if you don't have money for ads then you are at a disadvantage, you can still do it if you have the motivation to put the work in. It will require lots of work including manual promotions on social media until you can afford ads and ways to automate things.

    But before you do anything I would look at your product. You think it is a good product but it may not be, you need to test and see if there is any demand for it. You say friends and family aren't interested, so try asking strangers what they think of the product and ask how much would they pay for it. You can set these things up easily and cheaply online but you can also do it IRL too.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  13. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    13,674
    Occupation:
    Potentate
    Location:
    Asuncion
    Just because I'm not very nimble, you don't have to go to such lengths :(

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    13,674
    Occupation:
    Potentate
    Location:
    Asuncion
    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  15. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    10,225
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    your not putting your hart and soul into your product .

    you can promote any product free manually just takes a lot of work.

    8 hours a day typing fresh reviews of your product will make sales .

    stop moaning and start working .

    might take months before a sale .

    you can join hundreds of web 2.0 websites and promote your product.

    you can make free video adverts to promote your product

    you can post images of your product .

    blogs and comment posting .

    there thousands of ways .

    stop being lazy.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  16. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    610
    You just haven't found your buyers. If I were you, I'd get into reading about marketing, target groups, make some goals.

    And, even though I am quite like you when it comes to spending money, BHW-ers will tell you that you gotta invest to cash in.
    Well, a lot of 'em if not everyone. So, you told us how you feel and now get to work, read everyday, research and experiment.

    Good luck! :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  17. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    10,225
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    we advise spending cash becouse of the fast conversion from the traffic ....

    there no over reason ....

    non marketers / newbies need to see results no pachents, so paid traffic works faster.

    opposed to free traffic .
     
  18. BhutJolokia

    BhutJolokia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    260
    Did someone remove my post in this thread? Pretty sure I hit the "Post Reply" button :suspicious:

    Anyway, try to see it from the perspective from your possible customers. Why should they buy the product? And why from you? Only because they are your friends or related with you is a bad argument.

    There are enough low cost methods to bring in targeted traffic. Just read through some guides and journeys here and you will find some ways ;)

    GL!
     
  19. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    13,674
    Occupation:
    Potentate
    Location:
    Asuncion
    Nope, you just happened to experience a glitch in the matrix :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    10,225
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    if you want a real load of traffic thrn learn about reddit .

    do it right , could be rich.
     
  21. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    610
    Exactly, money speeds things up and it's completely find and understandable :)

    In your previous message you said "8 hours a day typing fresh reviews of your product will make sales".

    I agree that faking it and creating content helps but, care to elaborate, reviews for where exactly?