What is Bum marketing?

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What is Bum marketing and can it be done by a newbie?
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  • Profile picture of the author alexmobile
    That is the term for Article Marketing. It is called "bum" b/c you are so poor that you cannot afford your own website and so you use article directories to put articles with your affiliate links in it
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    It can be done by most people, but there will always be those who don't REALLY want help.

    Instead, they make all kinds of posts asking for help. Then they get that help...and then make another post about how no one will help them.

    So, they decide to start contacting people on Skype asking for help - expecting to get it all for free, but they don't REALLY want that help. They just want easy solutions handed to them.

    In other words, all YOU need to know is that Bum Marketing DOES work, just about ANYBODY can do it...but it TAKES WORK, so you may want to pass on it.

    All the best,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      I need some help Michael. Skyping you now.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Bum Marketing is a term first coined by Travis Sago's wife, Jeannie, because she thinks it's so easy, you could take a bum off the streets and teach him how to do it and earning money in a short space of time. Here is a link you can use to find out much more: Bum Marketing Method - Free Traffic Tips [NO AFFILIATIONS]
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

        Bum Marketing is a term first coined by Travis Sago's wife, Jeannie
        Ooh, I've learned something new there - thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by sidcandid View Post

    What is Bum marketing and can it be done by a newbie?
    I think it can.

    I've noticed in this forum that ...

    (i) people using the expression "Bum Marketing" are doing so with two distinctly different meanings;

    (ii) their incidence is about 50/50;

    (iii) both groups think that "they're right" and that others using the phrase differently from them are "wrong".

    It's worth knowing this, because it helps to interpret what would otherwise be many instances of people talking at cross-purposes.

    Half the people discussing this are referring to "direct-linking only" (i.e. not having a site at all, not even a one-page blog, in-between the article and the intended promotion/hoplink/whatever), and the other half are referring to directing the traffic to their own little site (with/without trying to build a list there).

    The "original" version of Bum Marketing, from Travis (who invented the term and often posts here, and may well see this thread and reply himself, by the way ), I think, referred to "no website" and "using direct-linking". I think we can all agree that, to put it mildly, that was certainly a lot easier 5 years ago than it is now. (Not because of any prohibitions on direct-linking: those are easily circumvented by redirecting the link through a redirected domain-name, of course).

    It depends what you're selling/promoting, though: clearly one's far more likely to be successful with it for CPA offers than for selling Clickbank products, say.

    Having your own website (even if it's a one-page blog) is so easy, these days, that it's difficult to see much "advantage" in not building an asset-based business, rather than simply doing a constant "rinse-and-repeat" and depending on other people's sites for your traffic. So in that sense, the question's now become a little "academic", perhaps. It doesn't matter whether the original version of "bum marketing" without a website does still work, because nobody much would want to do it that way anyway: you don't need to put yourself under that sort of disadvantage any more when you can have your own little site in an hour without spending a penny on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Sid, I find it remarkable that one of the greatest research tools ever invented in the last 100 years, is at your finger tips and yet you continue to restrict your one line questions to the WF.

    The knowledge contained there won't cost you a dime and will be extensive. Many free reports and articles out there to fill your head with knowledge. Oh yeah I forgot one other place and it's called the search function here on the WF.
    You will be able to find 100's of answers about "Bum Marketing".

    Then you can copy and paste these answers into your own tickle file and store it on your hard drive. And then all you have to do is actually start doing the work.

    Ken Leatherman

    The Old Geezer

    P.S. Please don't spam my Skype.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexmobile
    Oh you guys are so insightful... I never new there was a product / author who invented that term for their product branding.... Surprisingly, the term has gained wider meanings like I have seen people were using it to refer to Article Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Here you go alexmobile the link to bum marketing and Travis's free course.

    Not an affiliate link. He talks about how his wife Jeannie came up with the name.
    Bum Marketing Method - Free Traffic Tips

    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Here you go alexmobile the link to bum marketing and Travis's free course.

      Not an affiliate link. He talks about how his wife Jeannie came up with the name.
      Bum Marketing Method - Free Traffic Tips

      Ken
      Didn't I already do that in #6?
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

        Didn't I already do that in #6?
        Yes; #10 is a live demo of the bum method in action.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Sid sid sid.....

    Sell a service through arbitrage....post ads and get someone else to do the work. If you need a free ebook on the subject just ask.... I am sure someone here can find you a link to more info step by step in a free book or article.

    Don't do nothing else just focus on that. OK?

    Last tip ...you won't know what to do until you do it. Do it!!!!! Experience is the best teacher.

    If all else fail then go here:

    threads that maybe useful:


    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ey-online.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...no-mentor.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ey-online.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...your-help.html
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...desperate.html
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  • Profile picture of the author IronRing
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    It's a reference to homeless bums since it's supposedly so easy any bum could do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Daniel
    Bum marketing is marketing that can be done without any investment, so essentially a bum could walk into a public library and start making money

    It usually consists of article and video marketing for affiliate products
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyedave
    Bum Marketing is what I first tried. 1) find a Clickbank product, 2) write an article, 3) watch the money roll in.

    Some how in theory it works but somehow in reality it didn't. The good thing was it was a free download and also putting it into practice was free!!!!

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author Psst
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    Originally Posted by sidcandid View Post

    can it be done by a newbie?
    No it can only be done by Bums. Learn to become a bum first.


    Photo courtesy of leroys
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Hi Sid,

      You never bothered to respond to my last email. That was a very strange thing to do.

      Anyhow, you've saved me getting that Warrior for hire thread for you and recommending your services.

      I find it incredible though, that had you had your head screwed on properly, you'd be making money now, as opposed to asking questions like this.

      Then again, this isn't anywhere near the first time this has happened and it's a very popular mindset, sadly. :rolleyes:

      I wish you all the very best of luck Sid and I hope this journey is easier for you than it is for many others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    just figured i would post this.

    he knows exactly what he's been doing this entire time.

    Finally reached payout

    He just wants everything for free, wants US to hand it to him and do the work for him. what a joke
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    This is another term for article marketing. It's the cost-free way of marketing which could possibly make sales if done correctly. Although I would advist that you don't send traffic straight to an offer when your doing it. I would develop a web 2.0 site like squidoo lens or hub page and then I would send traffic through bum marketing and on my web 2.0 page I would lead them to an affiliate offer. You have to have a patient mind when it comes to dealing with prospects.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    It was suppose to be super easy. Yeah, even a homeless could do "bum" marketing using "his" computer from the public library, but it not the reality that we see.

    The guy in the photo looks like "jobless joe"; he is always talking about how he was a pow in nam. A cop told me that "jobless joe" was never in any military service.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I think the misconception is that you can be a "BUM" and still make money.

    But in reality you have to work your "BUM" off to see success.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicWhisper
    "Bum marketing" is not article marketing. Bum Marketing, simply put, is just using free methods to make money online, including article marketing. That's it. Besides article marketing, you can use videos, social networking sites, blogging, posting offers on free ad sites, etc. Using only free methods to make money online is Bum Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicWhisper
    Also, I don't think that Bum Marketing is really hard. It just requires a lot of a person's time, more so than someone who is investing money into their marketing endeavors when starting off. But with patients and tenacity, I think that a person can succeed.

    The idea with bum marketing is, if want to start earning money online but you have little to no start up capitol, you can use Bum Marketing to start you off. Then when you start to earn money online from you efforts, you then invest that money back into your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author clairsmith
    Bum Marketing consists of submitting original pieces of content to websites reviewing products or services. When visitors click on an affiliate link in the author's biography and make a purchase, a handsome commission can be made on that sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author sidcandid
    Thanks everyone for your replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    You could probably give it a new spin. Make some videos of female celebritys with the sexiest bums rated from 1 to 10 then monetize them with a CPA offer. Traffic would be quite high I imagine.
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