by isha
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3 Business Models That Work For Me

Hi my name is Isha, and I have been in Internet Marketing for a few years now! I would like to share with you, three business plans that continue to work for me, and produce revenue, of about $4-$7k, monthly.

p.s. I know IM is mainly dominated by Men, but I know us females will provide you with healthy competition!! :p

All three strategies pretty much use the same underlying traffic strategy I have mentioned below! Any questions please PM me and I will be happy to answer :-)

1. Site Flipping

The basic underlying model, to be a flipper is simple. You need to do two things: a) Drive Traffic, b) Earn some revenue for that site. It's not true that the site has to be pretty looking, as long as you have those two factors, you will make a decent sale. However, a good design + the above two factors, will add more Value. Value is always good!

a) Traffic.

Ok so how do I drive traffic to a blog/site? Well my main traffic source is through SEO. I do gradual link building, i.e. I add 40-50 links daily, using SEnuke. You can do this manually too, but it takes longer, or just outsource the link building task!

I also write 4 unique articles for that keyword/site. Then using SEnuke, I submit 1 article a week. I then ping those articles 2/3 times a week for the spiders to come crawling.

(all this is done within the SEnuke program itself. Once again, everything can also be done manually! Its just quicker with software!)

p.s. I don't write the articles myself.

Within the month, traffic tends to rise and become more consistent, through the targeted keyword.

b) Revenue

Ok so revenue. A site earning revenue WILL sell. A site earning more revenue will sell for more. Simple maths! You need to decide which stream you want to target. There are 3 main streams that people target:

- Adsense
- CPA
- Affiliate

Which ever one produces revenue for you, go for it. It's nice to have a month or two worth of data, to add to your sales page. You can easily supply this information to potential customers too, which will increase conversion rates/help place more bids.

2. CPA

Ok so this is EXACTLY the same as above, but the only difference is you DON'T FLIP! This is going to be one of your ASSETS!

The offers are usually the trial offers for products and sometimes email submits. I use whitehat techniques, but I have tried some BlueFart stuff I came across, but that's not my scene!

I am part of Neverblue and ROI Rocket (in terms of CPA networks). The best thing to do, is find an offer, then find a keyword that relates to that offer, with little or no competition, but healthy traffic volume, and then just create a simple blog. By building links everyday you will see a gradual increase in traffic, which you can carry on. In the long-run, when you have some good stats/figures you may decide to flip!

3. E-Commerce

This entails using physical products, rather than digital products. I personally use a dropship company, which deliver the goods straight to the customer.
Your main plan of attack, is based on keyword research. In a nutshell: You need to find products that people are looking for, then find a supplier for that product. You act as an intermediary, meaning the consumer pays on your site, and you pay the supplier and keep the difference...

You can join the dropship forum, for lot's of info on where you can get suppliers!

This is what powersellers do on eBay, except we do this with websites, as we are internet marketers, and have the upper hand in marketing :-p

Some more words on e-commerce:

I am based in the UK, so have set-up a sole trader account with the bank, to operate my e-commerce stores with. The bank also have a facility to provide you merchant tools, meaning you may be able to take credit card payments, on your site, straight to your sole trader account.

Summary

These are the main models I use now, and plan on just leveraging them, meaning creating more of each of them. I don't recommend doing too much at once, otherwise its overload and you wont get anywhere (been there!).

And to the women out there, this game is not just for men!!!!
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    Nice! Fantastic.....phew.

    oh and the post was very informative to. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Welcome, Isha. You'll find many lady Warriors here, you're in good company. Nice post, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Very informative post keep us updated on your progress. And by the way what is your favorite method from the ones you listed?
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  • Profile picture of the author isha
    thanks for the feedback guys!

    I cannot really pick a fave method, all three have been so kind to me, lol. I like researching and designing part of things though, so thats always nice for me!

    Right now, I am into the whole e-commerce thing and building on that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Check
    Nice intro to three good money making methods. I've always wanted to try out Website Flipping, you are giving me the itch to try it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Check View Post

      Nice intro to three good money making methods. I've always wanted to try out Website Flipping, you are giving me the itch to try it out.
      It's definitely worth a shot...!
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Very nice post, Isha. And if you're tha same Isha that posts at the 30dc, I'd not have expected anything less

    Do you find that the drop-ship method is very time consuming? Or can it generally be put on autopilot once set up with the right tools?
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  • Profile picture of the author isha
    I did find to begin with it was a bit time-consuming yes. I found it difficult at first to find suppliers and did not know what to say to them.

    But right now, I have just got into the routine of sending all orders to the supplier at the end of every day, which makes things more logical for myself.

    In terms of putting it on auto-pilot thats as close I can get for doing it myself. However, it can be outsourced, so just train your worker on how to process orders for every platform you have!
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  • Profile picture of the author filiks
    yes the best info you could throw out is letting them know what info overload is.Dont do everything all at once
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    Info overload Can be daunting! :-|
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobo82
    Hi Isha,

    Enjoyed reading your post, it is always good to read posts like this, it always give the rest of us hope and a foundation to build uppon. Thanks and welcome.

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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Hobo82 View Post

      Hi Isha,

      Enjoyed reading your post, it is always good to read posts like this, it always give the rest of us hope and a foundation to build uppon. Thanks and welcome.

      Hobo82
      Thank you for your kind reply! this stuff definitely works, just probably not to the extent that we first expect it to! The key is to just keep building, forget about the rest!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobo82
    Hi Isha,

    Thanks for you your reply. I just wish I can find one area to start with and get going. With all the reading and info that is out here, it does get overwhelming, but I know if I can get going I will be fine, I just need a starting point. There are alot of things that I am not that strong in, ie keyword researching, linking etc. Once again thanks.

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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Hobo82 View Post

      Hi Isha,

      Thanks for you your reply. I just wish I can find one area to start with and get going. With all the reading and info that is out here, it does get overwhelming, but I know if I can get going I will be fine, I just need a starting point. There are alot of things that I am not that strong in, ie keyword researching, linking etc. Once again thanks.

      Hobo82
      I understand it can be Very overwhelming! I felt exactly the same when I started, and I am pretty sure every newbie is in the same boat!

      Just remember, there is no right/wrong thing to do, just whatever works for you! that being said, take your time to tr different marketing approaches and see which one makes you a dime!

      You don't have to earn thousands using one method, so even if your earning $100 its fine, you've proved it works! now just go out there and do it as many times as you want/can!
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    Hi Isha, congrats on your success, there are actually a lot more women going into internet marketing and hopefully the trend continues.
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Sully Chaudry View Post

      Hi Isha, congrats on your success, there are actually a lot more women going into internet marketing and hopefully the trend continues.
      thank you, and yes I do hope the trend continues (i am not saying I do not like male marketers, just that I like the increasing woman power in IM !)
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      • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
        Originally Posted by isha View Post

        I do hope the trend continues (i am not saying I do not like male marketers, just that I like the increasing woman power in IM !)
        Guys, they are putting their plans in place to take over! It's war of the worlds coming true! :p

        Welcome to Warrior. You will find many like minded ladies here. In fact I would even go as far as to say that some of the biggest influences I have come across on here, (Bev Clement, Tiff Dow, TMG, Alexa) are all women!

        Interesting take on the dropshipping. I could never get that to work for me!
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        • Profile picture of the author isha
          Originally Posted by laurenceh View Post

          Guys, they are putting their plans in place to take over! It's war of the worlds coming true! :p

          Welcome to Warrior. You will find many like minded ladies here. In fact I would even go as far as to say that some of the biggest influences I have come across on here, (Bev Clement, Tiff Dow, TMG, Alexa) are all women!

          Interesting take on the dropshipping. I could never get that to work for me!
          Yes I am slowly plotting a plan for the women to take over ...... you have been warned..... lol .

          I will definitely check out the people you recommended! And as for dropshipping, yeah it did take a while to get into it, but when I figured it all out it was fine!

          Thanks for the welcome!
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          • Profile picture of the author Notitia
            Wow, if I had one site making me $4k/mo, I don't think I'd ever flip it....
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            • Profile picture of the author DonnaLeona
              Hi,

              What a great post!

              I think you are doing great and I look forward to hearing more from you.

              Thanks for all the information about what works for you.

              Best,
              Donna
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              • Profile picture of the author isha
                Originally Posted by DonnaLeona View Post

                Hi,

                What a great post!

                I think you are doing great and I look forward to hearing more from you.

                Thanks for all the information about what works for you.

                Best,
                Donna
                Thanks for the kind words!
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            • Profile picture of the author isha
              Originally Posted by Notitia View Post

              Wow, if I had one site making me $4k/mo, I don't think I'd ever flip it....
              fair enough
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            • Profile picture of the author nowdoo35
              Originally Posted by Notitia View Post

              Wow, if I had one site making me $4k/mo, I don't think I'd ever flip it....

              Think business, are you confortable getting $4k every month for the next 7 years or get a lump sum 250k now and invest it in some other things and multiply that amount?
              Also, think about the time value of money. $1 today is worth more than $1 tommorrow.
              And remember that you can still set up a similar site even faster than you did the one you just sold.
              I hope this got you thinking.

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    • Profile picture of the author nowdoo35
      Hi Isha,

      That is an awesome post. Very Imformative.
      I am just looking into this website flipping
      about a week ago when I came in contact with
      a guy that flip a website for 250k, which I
      think is very exceptional.
      True story, except he kept the site for 2years, with
      about $4k/month revenue before flipping it.
      I hope this encourages you to do more flipping

      nowdoo35
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      • Profile picture of the author isha
        Originally Posted by nowdoo35 View Post

        Hi Isha,

        That is an awesome post. Very Imformative.
        I am just looking into this website flipping
        about a week ago when I came in contact with
        a guy that flip a website for 250k, which I
        think is very exceptional.
        True story, except he kept the site for 2years, with
        about $4k/month revenue before flipping it.
        I hope this encourages you to do more flipping

        nowdoo35
        that sounds like a healthy profit ...! Yeah, the longer you have the site, the the more passive the income, the more value you have! So yeah, it seems like he had a valuable asset which he sold for a very nice margin!

        thanks for the story!
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  • Profile picture of the author krysti
    Hi Isha,

    Thanks so much for your post here. I am wondering what is the best way to start site flipping? I have a website that I want to flip but I don't know how. Can you give details?
    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by krysti View Post

      Hi Isha,

      Thanks so much for your post here. I am wondering what is the best way to start site flipping? I have a website that I want to flip but I don't know how. Can you give details?
      Thanks!
      Hmm, the first thing that will be handy to do, is collect all the data/stats for your website into a spreadsheet or something! When I say data I mean traffic details etc. Because all of this will come in well, with your sales copy!

      Your aim is to effectively write a sales letter. but instead of a product, about a website, something you love & are passionate about! I wouldn't fill it with too many reasons why someone should buy it, because it comes across as if you just want the money, if that makes sense...

      I usually just go for a simple explanation, etc.

      Then, there's more about pricing, value etc. Give me a PM if you would like some help.
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    if you build a site and it makes you money...why sell it? I would much prefer 20 site making me $600+ per month..than keep creating and selling for one off profits.

    I am very suspicous of "auto money making web sites" for sale....If it makes money on auto pilot why would anyone sell it?
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by sloanjim View Post

      if you build a site and it makes you money...why sell it? I would much prefer 20 site making me $600+ per month..than keep creating and selling for one off profits.

      I am very suspicous of "auto money making web sites" for sale....If it makes money on auto pilot why would anyone sell it?
      I am pretty sure most people would sell their website, in that certain timeframe, because they want the quick cash.
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    This sounds kind of complicated. A lot of this information went over my head. But I'm always willing to learn something new. Thanks for the information.
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by graemewallis View Post

      This sounds kind of complicated. A lot of this information went over my head. But I'm always willing to learn something new. Thanks for the information.

      Sorry for overwhelming you with info...!

      But yeah your right, just learn or try and get your head around all these marketing concepts first!
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  • Profile picture of the author ILUVCA$H
    What I like about all your methods is that you mention what you do and that you Repetitively do it - so much takes time and repeating your efforts day in and day out until eventually you realize your making great money.

    On the CPA end I can also say a lot of people love the Email and Zip Submit CPA offers and they do convert.

    Keep it up !!
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by ILUVCA View Post

      What I like about all your methods is that you mention what you do and that you Repetitively do it - so much takes time and repeating your efforts day in and day out until eventually you realize your making great money.

      On the CPA end I can also say a lot of people love the Email and Zip Submit CPA offers and they do convert.

      Keep it up !!
      Thanks for the words. Yeah it took me a while to learn how to stick to something lol, but when I did, it was worth it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jude.A
    Thanks Isha for this great post, i've got to try my hands on this website flipping business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    Great post. I think this would especially be a great article to read and follow through on for a new person wanting to make their first profits.
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Jude.A View Post

      Thanks Isha for this great post, i've got to try my hands on this website flipping business model.
      Yeah it's an awesome method to use, if you want to see quick cash!

      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      Great post. I think this would especially be a great article to read and follow through on for a new person wanting to make their first profits.
      Thanks, I do hope it was helpful to people
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    Hi Isha,

    Thats a really informative post. One thing I would like to know is how long on average do you keep a site for before flipping.

    Also using the flipping model you described above how much does a site usually earn before you flip and how long does it usually take to get to that level of income.

    Thanks

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    Originally Posted by isha View Post

    I also write 4 unique articles for that keyword/site. Then using SEnuke, I submit 1 article a week. I then ping those articles 2/3 times a week for the spiders to come crawling.
    Isha, can you explain why you ping multiple times a week? Do you continue to do this for weeks to come?

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    What about the drop shipping part.....care to expand?
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by Dave d View Post

      Hi Isha,

      Thats a really informative post. One thing I would like to know is how long on average do you keep a site for before flipping.

      Also using the flipping model you described above how much does a site usually earn before you flip and how long does it usually take to get to that level of income.

      Thanks

      Dave d
      For me its more about the consistancy of revenue. I.e. I like to leave a site for 2-3 months, in which revenue is consistent each month or gradually increasing each month. The level of income depends on what you are promoting etc. for example if you can get $500 revenue per month, which you should reach in your first month, and see the $500 either the same or increase through to the next few months, then you have a nice flip...

      Originally Posted by patey88 View Post

      Isha, can you explain why you ping multiple times a week? Do you continue to do this for weeks to come?

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      Yes, I like to ping to remind the search engines about the articles that have already been submitted. I'll do it as much as I can, unless there is too much to keep on top of, then perhaps once maybe!

      Originally Posted by sloanjim View Post

      What about the drop shipping part.....care to expand?
      Yes, what exactly would you like me to expand on?
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    Thanks for sharing, Isha. It was very informative.
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    Thanks Isha, that's a really informative post! It's nice to see the girls succeeding as well as the boys! You go girl!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    Hi,

    Welcome and thanks for the post. Good info.
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    • Profile picture of the author isha
      Originally Posted by helkay View Post

      Thanks Isha, that's a really informative post! It's nice to see the girls succeeding as well as the boys! You go girl!!
      hell yeahhh!

      Originally Posted by Lulu Chil View Post

      Hi,

      Welcome and thanks for the post. Good info.
      thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author josh123
      Great info--but why flip when you can just keep the profit streams going for years? Every time you get a site making money and sell it, you then have to start over again... rather than having all those sites working for you full time making passive income.

      Just a thought. But since you're making a heck of a lot more than me I guess I can't say much. Anyway, great advice.
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      Another great share, Isha. Congratulations on your success. You'll go far!
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      • Profile picture of the author bdawg56kg
        Very nice post. I am also interested in the dropshipping business. Do you import the products from other countries like China? Do you take any liabilities?
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    this is a great info and i will start working on it
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimian
    Hi Isha,

    Good post... you found a model (or models) that work for YOU. And that's key. What may work for you, may not for others but the important thing is for everyone to search and find a model(s) that they can do.
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    I'm a CPA guy myself, but great post!
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    Great post...informative as well!
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    this is a very good post and, what's great is it's also very easy to follow.
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