$10 Million in Sales from Free Social Media Traffic (Examples)

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This post is for your inspiration..

You think internet is dead? You think SEO doesn't work anymore and it's too damn hard to generate traffic using Social media or content marketing - well you are dead wrong.

I was recently watching the latest episodes of Shark Tank, and I was quite happy to see that people with very little experience, almost zero advertising budget were able to reach $10 Million in sales.

I thought to myself - this could be a great inspiration for people starting out.. who believes that the internet is too damn tough to build a serious business. Trust me guys - internet still remains one of those platforms.. where a mere nobody can come up with a product idea and can make millions without any great marketing and advertising budgets.

When I noticed a couple of companies claiming to make close to $10 Million in sales, I took the time to watch all the episodes and list all these companies and their numbers for you to glean some insights from them.

(In the list below not all companies are making $10 Million, but most of them are close to that mark).

Let's dive right into the companies...


1. Reddress Boutique - "an online mail-order service for affordable, fashionable outfits"




Established Sales: $8 million in 12 months
Projected Sales for 2014: $12-15 Million

Traffic Source: Social Media & WOM only
Deal Closed: $1.2 Million for 20%, Company Valued at $6 Million

Video: Red Dress Boutique Pitch


2. Grace and Lace - "knitted boot socks"



Established Sales:$1.25 million
Traffic Source: 90% Internet (Social Media)


Video: Grace and Lace Pitch


3. Titin - "a weighted workout shirt designed to increase exercise performance"



Established Sales:$4.5 million
Projected Sales for 2014: $10 Million

Traffic Source: Internet
Deal Closed: $500,000 for 20% Plus Production taken care off
(Company Valued at $2.5 Million)

Video: Titin Pitch



4. SquattyPotty - "a footstool that puts the user of a western toilet in a squatting position for more natural, healthier bowel movements"




Established Sales: $4 Million
Projected Sales for 2014: $7 Million

Traffic Source: Internet
Deal Closed: $350,000 for 10%

Video: SquattyPotty Pitch



5. SunStaches - "novelty sunglasses with attached facial accessories"




Established Sales:$4.5 million
Projected Sales for 2014: $6.4 Million

Traffic Source: Internet
Deal Closed: $300,000 for 20%, Company Valued at $1.5 Million

Video: Sun Staches Pitch



6. Roominate - "a construction set toy"




Established Sales: $1.7 Million in 18 months
Projected Sales 2014 : $5 Million

Traffic Source: Online & Stores
Deal Closed: $500,000 USD for 5% stake at $10 Million Valuation

Video: Roominate Pitch



7. CoffeeMeetsBagle - "Dating App"



Established Sales:$1 million on track
Projected Sales 2014: $10 Million

Traffic Source: Internet


Video: Coffee Meets Bagle Pitch



8. BomBas - "quality athletic socks"




Established Sales: $450,000 in 9 months
Projected Sales for 2014: $1.1 Million

Traffic Source: Internet
Deal Closed: $200,000 USD for 17.5% stake (Plus cost of inventory and manufacturing)

Video: Bombas Pitch


Ain't those numbers exciting.. specially for businesses that are less than a couple of years old.

No more excuses, go out there and make a killing...

Let me know if I missed out on any that you think fits this list of brands that primarily sold over online and reached beyond a million dollars in sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author frommt
    Wow...a mustache that hangs from glasses. And its making money. If that doesn't get the brain juices going, i don't know what will. Thanks for the awesome post brute77
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    • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
      Of course the fact they've all been featured on Shark Tank is a huge factor of their success - you cannot get much better in marketing.

      I saw the episode with reddressboutique when it first aired, went to visit their site, and found they had crashed due to all the traffic.

      So saying these guys did it all thanks to social media is a bit of an understatement.
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      • Profile picture of the author brute77
        Originally Posted by LABEShops View Post

        Of course the fact they've all been featured on Shark Tank is a huge factor of their success - you cannot get much better in marketing.

        I saw the episode with reddressboutique when it first aired, went to visit their site, and found they had crashed due to all the traffic.

        So saying these guys did it all thanks to social media is a bit of an understatement.
        The sales they have claimed was before they featured on SharkTank.. the numbers I've given are their claims and not part of after sales from the SharkTank episode.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raymond T
    I'll upvote anything Shark Tank related
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  • Profile picture of the author JRP
    Very grateful. Thank you for posting this. Whats up with that mustache....are fake ones cooler than real ones?
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  • Profile picture of the author mahediblog
    Very encourageable post. Thanks dude. Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay1985
    Awesome post! When the spark ignites, helping your products go viral (like a feature on shark tank as mentioned by LABEshops) people will talk about it and they talk about it on social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Acquaviva
    Some ideas are crazy others are innovative...this really shows what is possible with social media (+help from sharks) and a unique idea..great post my friend!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bizzleh2o
    wow i guess you just have to try and keep doing what works
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  • Profile picture of the author deejoe
    Thanks great share... wait for another great share...
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  • Profile picture of the author LogoShield
    I'm just glad that there are people that will buy sunglasses with mustaches and toilet stools. Makes me confident.
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  • Profile picture of the author cacbonro
    Very grateful. Thank you for posting this. target to strive
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  • Profile picture of the author amineklose1
    Great post
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    deliver value to people and they'll talk about you. value could be a laugh, a smile, solving a problem, saving them money etc...

    help them be a hero to their friends by them telling their friends about your product/service. people like helping people and getting recognition. THIS is the true grit behind successful social media campaigns. People want recognition and to be thanked for sharing your info.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomhunt88
    Great inspiration, thanks bro!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sourav4
    Thanks for sharing! I will start watching Shark Tank now
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim John Jr
    I love The Shark Tank - its a great show! It is amazing to see the products in store, too.

    The best way to get your information shared is to have a significant value to the information.

    A few of those ideas are pretty catchy like the squatty potty. Very funny!
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