7 Dollar Secrets Challenge

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I'd like to start this thread by explaining my situation. I've been bum marketing for approximately 3 weeks, give or take a few days. I am currently self employed. My income comes from my ebay business and some articles I've been writing. Right now I'm struggling financially. The wholesaler that I buy my inventory from has been out of my best selling item for 3 weeks. That has cut my profits in half . . . and now I'm pretty much living off of my credit card.

I read a thread last night about a woman who made her first affiliate sale for $20 after 7 months. Everyone was congratulating her, of course. Your first sale is always a big mile stone. And she's admittedly one step ahead of me. I haven't made jack yet . . . and after reading that thread, the fear of not making jack for another 6 months, especially with the financial situation that I'm currently in, is a bit disappointing.

Since I've been on the Warrior Forum I have taken in A LOT of information. I go to bed almost every night with a headache from information overload. I have a hard time sleeping. I am an internet marketing zombie at this point. It's all I ever think of . . . day and night. I really think that this was made for me, that this is what I'm supposed to do with my life. And I don't intend to stop until I'm successful at it. And of course, even then I don't intend to stop. :p

The moral of the story though is that I want to get the ball rolling . . . NOW, not 7 months down the line. I try not to read a bunch of threads because I find it counterproductive to me actually working on my marketing strategy. But when I'm feeling a bit crappy I always stumble back to the forum to look for advice or inspiration. Last night I stumbled on a thread from this guy who was completely down on his luck and needed money FAST. Someone suggested 7 Dollar Secret.

I strongly believe that there's no information product I can pay for that I won't eventually learn the information from for free if I keep researching.

Last night when I was looking at the 7 Dollar Secrets sales page I was thinking "Tomorrow I will spend $7.50 on a movie ticket to see Land of the Lost. I will also spend $15 eating at Chilis. None of that money will ever pay me back." So, I bought into it, 7 Dollar Secrets that is. What did I find? Nothing I didn't already know for the most part, honestly. But the motivation for what I'm about to do next is what made the $7 worth the spend.

I got into internet marketing knowing that it was a slow process. Everyone I've read about that actually makes the sums of money that I'm interested in owns their own websites and products. I now realize that bum marketing is not going to get me where I want to be in the time frame that I want to get there.

After I read 7 Dollar Secrets, I looked at a few forum threads about it. Most people are asking if anyone has ever tried it. Maybe I didn't read long enough, but I didn't find anyone that has tried it. So, here it is people. I am going to try it. And if anyone wants to try it with me, more power to us.

Disclaimer: I am a complete noob. I am not hoping for $3,000 in one week. I don't have a list, and therefore setting my expectations up that high are incredibly unrealistic. If I can make $500 within a month after setting up my website, I will consider this campaign to be a success.

Since I am a complete noob, I would really like suggestions, comments, encouragement, advice from the more experienced marketers out there. I am going to outline my plan of action so that you guys will know exactly how I plan to go about doing this. Please feel free to add or take away from what you think I should do.

I'm estimating that the expense is going to range around $30. Around $10 for a domain name. $20 to sign up for aweber. I already have hosting for a social networking website that I own, so I am just going to use that same hosting package since I have unlimited domains with them.

Here is the outline of my plan:
I will first spend 1 day creating a product.
Since I am an ebay PowerSeller, my product will be about ebay. I realize that the market is oversaturated with these types of products, but I'd rather start this by writing about something that I actually know about.
As 7 Dollar Secrets suggests, the size of my report will be between 30-35 pages and I will be selling it for 7 dollars.

The next 3 days will be spent putting together my sales page. Why 3 days, that's a lot of time for a small sales page? You're probably thinking. I know zero about website design, setting up a list, putting ebooks for download on a website, or creating ebook cover design. Noob, remember. You probably wouldn't think that since I own a social networking site, but my site runs on a script, and when I had a good paying job with money, I paid someone else to work on it for me. I'm now kicking myself for not paying attention to webdesign class in college. I will be using Chris Farrell's Create Your First Website By 3:45 This Afternoon ebook along with whatever other free resources for website design I can find. So, yeah, 3 days for the learning curve.

Also, during that 3 days I would like to send a free copy of my product to anyone who is interested, in return for a review for my website. So, anyone who is interested, please let me know.

My next 5 days will be spent writing 50 articles to post on Ezinearticles.

After that I will spend one day posting backlinks to my site and a choice article with Angela Edward's backlink package.

That is my game plan. Please chime in where you think it needs work. Also, let me know if you think $500 for one month is a realistic possibility with this strategy.

I'd also like to encourage any noobs who have been interested in this to give it a try with me.

I will try my best to keep posting my progress on this thread, so that others may follow along and know where I'm at in the process.

I will start creating my report tomorrow, Saturday June 06.

As always, thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me or give me advice on this project.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    To make $500 you'll need to make over
    70 sales.

    Just because it's called the $7 script,
    doesn't mean you have to charge only
    $7.

    Consider charging a higher price.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Steel
      Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

      To make $500 you'll need to make over
      70 sales.

      Just because it's called the $7 script,
      doesn't mean you have to charge only
      $7.

      Consider charging a higher price.

      John
      I agree with john on this -

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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    For being a newer marketer I'm hoping that people will bite for the same reason that I purchased 7 Dollar Secrets. People just don't usually think much about spending $7 on something. For my first product, and it being so short, despite the fact that I plan on making it super informative, I wouldn't charge more than $9 for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
      Originally Posted by Ofthemix View Post

      I wouldn't charge more than $9 for it.
      Anything less than $10 is an impulse purchase
      and I very much doubt that your sales would
      be significantly different if you charged $9.97

      It'll be easier to sell 50 copies than 70 too!

      You also need to take account that you'll be
      paying 100% commissions to build a list of
      buyers.

      You can increase your income by adding a one
      time offer to your process.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    You guys are the pros. I started this thread to get advice. I suppose I would be stupid not to take it. Alright then, I'll start the price off at $10.

    When you say one time offer, would that imply that I should perhaps throw in a free ebook or something like that? Sorry that might seem like a stupid question.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Ofthemix View Post

      When you say one time offer, would that imply that I should perhaps throw in a free ebook or something like that? Sorry that might seem like a stupid question.
      It's not a stupid question if you don't know the answer...

      A One Time Offer (OTO) is a product offered immediately after the initial sale, before the original product is delivered. It's often a related product offered at a discount, but only if the customer buys right them, before they close the page. Once they pass it up, the OTO is gone forever.

      You can go back later and offer the OTO product again, but not at the same discount as in the OTO. In other words, if your OTO offered a product at 50% off and the buyer declined, you could email them later and offer the same package at 25% off.

      If you create your products in pairs, you actually have 4 packages to offer:

      Product A
      Product A + Product B as OTO

      Product B
      Product B + Product A as OTO

      As you create additional related products, you can offer them to buyers of both products. Plus, you can start mixing and matching products and OTOs to find the most profitable combos...
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenh512
    Overall I like the sound of your plan.. but yeah, like John said you should have a one time offer. If you're using the $7 Secrets script, you're most likely going to be giving 100% commissions on the front-end $7 product to any affiliates who promote for you, so you're going to want an instant upsell to make some money for yourself while you're building your list. $7 Secrets is really all about building a list of buyers and making your money on the backend (through the one time offer, and of course promoting other products to your list).

    Your one time offer can be anything relevant to your front-end $7 offer, ideally it should be something that goes well with your front-end product and adds value to it. Since your product is about Ebay, try getting your hands on some resale rights products that relate to that and package them together (check the licenses on everything to make sure that's allowed) as your one time offer. Try to put together a decent package that you could realistically sell for at least $27 since $17-$27 is usually the price point for the backend OTO on most $7 Secrets products I've bought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
      Originally Posted by stevenh512 View Post

      Overall I like the sound of your plan.. but yeah, like John said you should have a one time offer. If you're using the $7 Secrets script, you're most likely going to be giving 100% commissions on the front-end $7 product to any affiliates who promote for you, so you're going to want an instant upsell to make some money for yourself while you're building your list. $7 Secrets is really all about building a list of buyers and making your money on the backend (through the one time offer, and of course promoting other products to your list).

      Your one time offer can be anything relevant to your front-end $7 offer, ideally it should be something that goes well with your front-end product and adds value to it. Since your product is about Ebay, try getting your hands on some resale rights products that relate to that and package them together (check the licenses on everything to make sure that's allowed) as your one time offer. Try to put together a decent package that you could realistically sell for at least $27 since $17-$27 is usually the price point for the backend OTO on most $7 Secrets products I've bought.
      Haha Ah yes, now my question about the one time offer thing seems incredibly stupid.:p I honestly didn't know what that was.

      But yes, remembering the process that I've went through, both purchasing information products AND receiving them free, they usually do throw a one time offer at the end.

      That IS a great suggestion for getting more sales this first time around. I have a list of resale rights products I'll have to look through to see if there is anything relevant to ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Thanks alexa,

    Any vote of confidence is greatly appreciated.

    I'm counting on impulse buys to get sales. Not that I don't think my product will be good. I think I know enough about ebay to teach anyone how to get started selling in 33 pages. I don't doubt that my product will likely overdeliver for the price. If this works out I plan on doing a few, more in depth, reports on ebay covering different aspects.

    I think I'm kind of seeing John's thinking on this though. Since I don't have a list already, the main goal of this product launch should be to build a list. I probably shouldn't expect profits to soar. It will be the next product launch that will make montizing more realistic, since I'll already have a buying customer base who are interested in the niche.

    In that case, perhaps I should set my goal for this campaign more towards list building and not think about the money so much until the next product.

    lol and I guess $9.97 does sound a better value than $7 but still cheap enough for an impulse buy at less than $10.

    Thanks guys, I appreciate all of your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author LKKnecht
    You're right in that the ebay market is a bit saturated. You need to have a great sales page with an even greater 'hook'. Think of the things that have inspired you to make those impulse buys. What were the trigger words that made you want to buy it right then?

    Also, I think Alexa would be the perfect person to review your product. That would be a great review if she can understand and be able to use ebay after reading your ebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author X
    Ofthemix - what you charge for the first product
    isn't important beyond it being enough to get
    other people excited about promoting.

    First, I hope you realize that the $7 concept isn't
    about YOU making money selling that product -
    it's about getting other people to sell product for
    you, to hopefully build a list of BUYERS who
    will then buy something else from you. Those
    people who promote for you are going to make
    the bulk of the sales and the money.

    That said, you need to select a niche topic that
    will A) appeal to people who have PayPal
    accounts already and B) lists to market to.

    I've created one $7 offer (sold for $8) and to
    date it's sold over 1500 copies. It took 2 full
    days for me to create the product, install the
    script, write the sales copy, etc. I already
    know what I'm doing - but the plus,
    you don't have to write world class copy to
    sell a $7 product - the minus, I already had a
    list and a following.

    Also note: on my sales page I state no refunds
    under any circumstances. I don't want anyone
    on my list that would even consider refunding
    on an $8 product - I'm sure that's lost sales, but
    it's saved headaches.

    I have only promoted this product to my list
    one time - two years ago. That produced about
    180 sales out of the gate. All other sales have
    occurred virally. I'm sure I could have sold
    many, many more copies by now but I really
    just wanted to see what would happen with
    this product virally.

    Also note: I have never sought a single JV
    partner to promote this.

    Now, at $8 per sale that means this specific
    product has only earned about $12,000 total
    to date (not bad actually for 2 days work). But
    not exactly exciting in my business either - and
    it's not going to make a living for you.

    You also need to select a topic that is going to
    naturally lead to selling other products or
    services and I'd recommend those be someone
    else's products or services - where you're at,
    you MUST be spending the majority of your
    time on selling and marketing - not on product
    creation. You need things to sell NOW.

    In essence, as an affiliate you're creating an
    offer for other affiliate's to promote so you
    have a list of people to promote your affiliate
    offer to.

    My suggestion is that you stick with what you
    know - Ebay. You have had success with Ebay.
    Create your little $7 report on "How to Find a
    Product to Dropship" or something like that.
    Give solid basics and then recommend more
    advanced tools for sale within the product -
    THAT'S where you'll make your money.

    Then also follow up with the list of buyers -
    and be sure to promote the concept of promoting
    your product to those people.

    One other thing - forget the "Ebay is too
    saturated" advice. Ebay is too saturated with
    the status quo. People will always buy products
    on a subject, especially if you can offer a unique
    angle that gets them excited.

    When I got into the Adwords niche it was pretty
    much a one pony show and Adsense was the rage.
    I decided to become the "anti-guru" - in other
    words everything that Perry Marshall was not.
    No knock on Perry, it was a position in the market
    that was wide open and obviously it was
    successful because people like Chris McNeeney
    and Andrew Fox have actually changed their
    names to become more like me.

    Positioning is more important than anything else
    in marketing - look at what everyone is doing
    currently; do the opposite.

    Hope this helps - X

    PS - I think it would be cool to come out
    with a "20 Hottest Products on Ebay and
    Where to Find a Drop Shipper for Them"
    product - never seen anything like that.

    Every three months you could sell a new
    update.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Brief update. Hopefully this won't be the only one for today. I'm admittedly way behind schedule. It's now Sunday at 2:30pm and I have just gotten the time to sit down and start working on my report. I was sick on Saturday so I pretty much stayed in bed all day. Today I've been backed up on ebay and my social networking site, since I didn't work on them yesterday. I also took the time to read an ebook by Sean Mize and then looked over the 7 Dollar Secrets forum. Of course, all of that eats time. Anyways, I should be able to finish my report tonight, if things go smoothly. I'll post again as soon as it's finished.

    A big thanks to X for the very informational post. That was also super inspirational.

    I will probably do a project on drop shipping eventually. It's honestly not something I would recommend to most people on ebay though, ESPECIALLY people just starting out. I used a drop shipper once, and the stress of wondering when my customers would receive their products was enough to give me an anerism (<--not literally, of course). I don't like placing my feedback rating in someone else's hands, and when you use a drop shipper, that's exactly what you're doing. I do believe that drop shipping works. The drop shipper that I used was legit. But it's hard to sell stuff, especially expensive items that people want right away, when the delivery time can range anywhere from 7 to 30 days. . . and you can't give your customer an accurate estimate of which side of the timeline it will run on.

    But anyways, I really need to get to starting this little challenge. Though after reading all of these wonderful posts, thinking about my own skills, and tending to the needs of my family, I'm starting to think it's going to take me longer than 10 days to put this all together. We shall see though.
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  • Profile picture of the author AgencyScripts
    Mr. X has got it right.

    I did the $7 model (charged $12 instead) and I have gotten over $7,542 from that little site, however only $1,500 was profit (sales I generated personally) since its 100% commission.

    So the $7DS isn't for cash flow, but to build a list of buyers.

    I do STRONGLY suggest you have some sort of lead capture system on your sales page, so a free report opt-in on the sales page or as an exit pop.

    From my little test $7DS project my sales page has gotten over 30,000 views, and I only added up with 650+ buyers. Imagine if I had a little squeeze page then go to the 100% offer?

    I would have a MUCH bigger list.

    So take that into consideration.

    When you get serious about this too (in terms of building a bigger income stream) go buy Rapid Action Profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    As others have mentioned, with the $7 secret script you can charge any amount you wish for your ebook and set the percentage of that amount that will go to affiliates who promote your book.

    One important caveat though is PayPal will pull your account if in your sales page you mention that people can sell the book. You need to put that information in the first page of the ebook instead.

    Kevin Riley, another of the old goats here on the WF, (I can say that because I'm older than he is) sells a course about building products and using the $7 secret script. And he mentions this in the course.

    Also I remember seeing a post here at the WF by someone who did write in his sales page that buyers could resell the book. Apparently this is against the TOS at PayPal. They don't want it to become MLM.

    To build a Webpage you will need Web building software. A very good (and quite powerful) one that it FREE is called KompoZer. You get it at kompozer.NET

    A detailed tutorial is available free at thesitewizard dot com. (I'm not an affiliate.) The tutorial for KompoZer is listed about half way down the very long homepage... it's on the left.

    I'm normally a Dreamweaver user, but when I need to do something really quick I still use KompoZer.

    IMHO the $7 secret script is one of the best bargains available on the internet! It goes against normal intuition though...

    As you learn to build websites you will learn that the home page is always named index.html. This is what browsers search for and open first. However a browser can also open a file called index.php. You don't need to know how to write php code because it has already been done for you in the $7 script.

    What the $7 script does is have you make two secret folders - and by secret I just mean give them goofy names that seem to have nothing to do with your site.

    The $7 script has you put your final product for download in one of those folders, and put your webpage in the other. What happens with the name of your webpage in the $7 script that is a little out of the ordinary is you will name your main webpage salesletter.html.

    the $7 secret script has a file called index.php that will tell browsers to go to salesletter.html. In the $7 script you can even test different sales letters by having salesletter.html and salesletter2.html in the same "secret" folder and the script will autlomatically rotate the two pages as people come to your site.

    You will get through this, though your brain may melt a little from massive overload.

    You can always bring questions here. And the fellow who now owns and runs the $7 secret script is very good about giving support at the $7secret forum.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    It's great to see someone taking action and willing to go out there and just do it...

    Let me know when your site is ready and I will help give it a little boost by doing an Authority Bookmarking on it for you ...

    Wish you great success...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMarketing4U
    In your post, I read that you are an eBay guru.

    I thought I might share this with you. You may want to check this out:

    I watched a video regarding this, but since I have not set up an eBay account, I thought I post this and find out from eBay gurus out there if this is feasible.
    I was sent notice to go to this site on its pre-launch stage.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    I must be tired. I just wrote a really long post and then accidently deleted the whole thing. T_T So here I go again.

    I've been working on my report for 6 hours now and I'm completely mentally beat. Unfortunately, I'm not enough of a work-a-holic to push myself to finish it tonight. I estimate that I'm somewhere around halfway through, at 23 pages. Instead of writing a report, which would have taken much less time, I've created a step by step tutorial with tons of screen shots. The tutorial is supposed to be a jumpstart to selling on ebay for the complete noob. When I'm finished with it, it will cover everything from opening up an ebay account, to buying inexpensive items to build positive feedback, to listing an item for sale, and will probably close with tips on how to pack and ship items. At the rate I'm going, I estimate that it will run slightly under 50 pages when I'm finished with it. At that many pages I feel I have a few additional decisions to make. Since this will be my first project, I realize that list building is the most important thing. It's probably a good idea that I stop for the night. That way I can take the time to decide if I should strip what I have down into the most basic that I can get it, so that it will fit into 30 - 35 pages. But I kind of prefer it the way it is so that no matter what level the reader is, they won't get lost. Right now it's written pretty much for the computer illiterate. And even with as lengthy as it is, it just teaches the basics. Literally what you need to get started selling fast.

    My next option would be to chop it up into several prospective tutorials. Though I don't know (or honestly think) that breaking down the process into pieces would be marketable. Most people want to learn ebay for one reason, to sell. At most I think I could strip it and then make other tutorials later on of the stripped parts in more detail.

    And the third option would be to finish it as it is and charge more for it.

    I apologize for thinking out loud but any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks a bunch, Don. I'll definitely check out KompoZer. You really seem to know a lot about the 7 Dollar Script. I read something about the salesletter.htlm in the 7 Dollar Forum.

    SocialMarketing4U, I certainly wouldn't call myself an ebay guru. I'm a PowerSeller, so I assume that I know more about it than a lot of people, but I'm certainly not a guru. I checked out your links but I couldn't find anything about eBay Secret to Build your List for Free.

    This might be slightly off subject, but I do use eBay to market my social networking site. I'm not so sure how great it would work for other people's sites, but I'll go ahead and share just in case someone else can use it. I put my social networking site on sale on eBay for a rediculous price that no one would pay for it. Believe it or not, it's the cheapest way I've found to drive traffic to my site so far. I get at least 5 new member sign ups a week, most coming from ebay checking out my site out of curiosity. I have a friend that owns a similar site. He pays over $500 to market his site every month. I pay $1.05 for listing fees on ebay every month and get just as many sign ups as he gets for $500 a month. Just thought I'd share.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    This might be slightly off subject, but I do use eBay to market my social networking site. I'm not so sure how great it would work for other people's sites, but I'll go ahead and share just in case someone else can use it. I put my social networking site on sale on eBay for a rediculous price that no one would pay for it. Believe it or not, it's the cheapest way I've found to drive traffic to my site so far. I get at least 5 new member sign ups a week, most coming from ebay checking out my site out of curiosity. I have a friend that owns a similar site. He pays over $500 to market his site every month. I pay $1.05 for listing fees on ebay every month and get just as many sign ups as he gets for $500 a month. Just thought I'd share.
    That's an excellent example of outside-the-box thinking that's going to get you far in this business. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Alright, my product is finally finished. Last night I had a not so amazing epiphany that I could make the tutorial shorter by taking out all of the screen shots and just explaining everything in text, so that's what I did. I didn't junk the other tutorial though, as I'll probably make it into a seperate product later on down the line sometimes.

    So what I have now is a 33 page report that I'm going to call Step By Step eBay - A Jumpstart Guide to Selling on eBay for the Complete Noob. I've covered everything in step by step detail from opening an account, buying on ebay, and listing your first item. I've also included explainations for each step, and a small section on niche marketing and why it's important to establish a steady eBay business. All in all, it should give any noob a jumpstart to what selling on eBay is about, and provide them with a basic foundation to get the ball rolling.

    Now that I'm done with that, I'm going to start working on the website. I'll write another update tonight before I go to bed to let you guys know where I'm at in the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    I have used the 7 dollar secrets script on a site from an ebook I did over 2 years ago and it still sells. I think the script is worth much more than 7 bucks, especially if you had to pay someone to write one like it for you.

    The only downside I have found is the spam that affiliates use to promote the site. You can ban them easily, but watch out for Phillipino spammers. I didn't have a problem for 2 years until recently.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Alright guys and gals, it is EOD (end of day) for me and here is what I have so far.
    Earlier today I reported that I finished creating my product.
    Since then, I have purchased a new domain name www.ebayfornoobs.com
    I downloaded Kompozer.
    I took a brief look at the 7DollarScripts instructions and then began reading Chris Farrell's Create Your First Website by 3:45 This Afternoon. I can safely say that it has alleviated pretty much any headache I could have gotten from website design. For any other noob that might be reading this, I now understand why so many people recommend this product. It is a godsend.
    Right now I'm about halfway through the ebook and am at a stand still because I'm waiting for my hosting company to do whatever they do that allows me to work with my domain. It can supposidly take anywhere between 24-48 hours before I can do anything with it. Bummer, considering that I was on a roll.
    I went ahead and designed the text for my sales page, so now that's all ready to go.
    Tomorrow I'll probably start the day by working on the cover for my report. Hopefully when I'm done with that, my domain name will be ready and I can continue building the website. All in all, I can say that today has gone much more smoothly than I had hoped for. I'll report in again tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author D89
    Hello Ofthemix,

    I did not read all the post and dont know if anyone has suggested it but here is my suggestion.

    I hear about the 7$ Report but did not get it. Just knowing of it got me inspired to create my own ebook. I charged 10.00

    Captured a list and wrote and rewrote tons of articles. Well let me tell you that has been 12,000K

    I did not use the 7$ script, I wanted all the money for myself. And, I got it.

    articles, articles, articles. but most of all I got the list and the sales kept comming.

    Also you really have to inspire buyers to click on the link at the bottom of the article, so you have to say something otherwise people are asleep they move on if you dont actually tell them of that great report called XX. If you do then they go looking for that report at the end of the article.

    I have tested this alot.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author D89
    Oh Also

    I wrote another report for those people on my list and made more sales. Just a thought for you.

    This is a while ago actually I have since move on to much more expensive products but could not do half of that stuff without the first.

    Best of Luck

    Also

    You dont have to make the book exactly 30 pages. I have a book with clear good information and then recorded it. 18 pages and people love it cause its both audio and ebook. Seems like alot of value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Thanks D89. I actually have plans for at least 10 more products after this one. I personally love the idea of keeping it short, sweet, and to the point. Though it's pretty clear that using the 7DollarScript method is more of a list building technique. I'm pretty fueled by the fact that every product I put out with this method will virally grow my list bigger, and therefore, with every additional product launch I'll be skipping the affiliates to promote my new product first and start raking in more and more cash for myself.

    So far, everyone who has replied to this thread has reported nothing but successful results. And every time I read the success stories, it fuels my drive to finish this and succeed. I absolutely love internet marketing at this point, and I hope I can keep that mindset for a long time.
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    • Originally Posted by Ofthemix View Post

      Thanks D89. I actually have plans for at least 10 more products after this one. I personally love the idea of keeping it short, sweet, and to the point. Though it's pretty clear that using the 7DollarScript method is more of a list building technique. I'm pretty fueled by the fact that every product I put out with this method will virally grow my list bigger, and therefore, with every additional product launch I'll be skipping the affiliates to promote my new product first and start raking in more and more cash for myself.

      So far, everyone who has replied to this thread has reported nothing but successful results. And every time I read the success stories, it fuels my drive to finish this and succeed. I absolutely love internet marketing at this point, and I hope I can keep that mindset for a long time.
      This is starting to look like one of those old "follow me" threads that end up being a WSO. Let's hope that isnt your intent. Cause if it is, your rep will be tarnished far beyond any profit you make by converting this into a WSO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
        Originally Posted by Charles Montgomery View Post

        This is starting to look like one of those old "follow me" threads that end up being a WSO. Let's hope that isnt your intent. Cause if it is, your rep will be tarnished far beyond any profit you make by converting this into a WSO.
        I think you might be a little paranoid.
        I assure you that I am not trying to market my product to the Warrior Forum or anything of the sort. 99.9% of the people who use the Warrior Forum are computer savy enough to know how to do what my report has to teach . . . without even having to buy it.

        I created this thread because it has motivated me to get off my ass and take action. I read all the time that only 1% of people who start internet marketing are successful at it because most don't take action.

        I've only been at this for a few weeks. I wasn't 100% sure if I was going the right way about doing things. I needed/need encouragement and advice, because I am new, and I'm never 100% sure about what I'm doing. I don't know anyone in real life who is into internet marketing. And I come from a family where the thought of becoming wealthy without going to college is a pipe dream. My real life support group isn't that big.

        I don't doubt that there are people who come on here with actual experience that do post "follow me" threads, trying to promote their own products through sympathy, get backlinks, or whatever.

        To be honest, I'm not sure if by WSO you meant Web Site Optimization or Warrior Special Offer. I have no intentions of making this product . . . or honestly, any that I ever put out, a Warrior Special Offer. Why would I even try that when I know that most of the people on here know so much more than I do?

        If it seems like I know what I'm doing then I'll take your post as a compliment . . . because I currently am still quite lost.

        I made this a "follow me" thread because I didn't want to go my first project alone. Yeah, I was hoping it would motivate other noobs to take action and start making money online. And yes, I was hoping for advice from people who know more than I do, and would like to know if I'm doing a good job or if my work is crap and what I need to change about it.

        I hope this doesn't offend or seem like I'm attacking you. I'm sure your concerns are based on past experience. But I assure you, whatever evil plot you might think I'm up to, that's certainly not the case.
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      • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
        Originally Posted by Charles Montgomery View Post

        This is starting to look like one of those old "follow me" threads that end up being a WSO. Let's hope that isnt your intent. Cause if it is, your rep will be tarnished far beyond any profit you make by converting this into a WSO.

        Excuse a noob for asking this stupid :confused: question:

        Here is the OP, explaining her game plan to us and actually doing the WORK. If, along the way to success, she learns a lot and has actually figured out a way TO MAKE MONEY. If then, she makes it into a Warrior Special Offer at a great price and sells her knowledge, what is WRONG with that :confused::confused::confused:?

        Personally, I applaud her and I'm getting inspired too :p. If I only knew what to write about . I'd buy the WSO in a heart beat, if it showed ME how to make moola.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by Vikuna2009+ View Post

          Excuse a noob for asking this stupid :confused: question:

          Here is the OP, explaining her game plan to us and actually doing the WORK. If, along the way to success, she learns a lot and has actually figured out a way TO MAKE MONEY. If then, she makes it into a Warrior Special Offer at a great price and sells her knowledge, what is WRONG with that :confused::confused::confused:?

          Personally, I applaud her and I'm getting inspired too :p. If I only knew what to write about . I'd buy the WSO in a heart beat, if it showed ME how to make moola.
          I didn't get the feeling that that was the intention of this particular post (What Charles said) but just so you know Vikuna - the technique has been done here where someone starts this kind of thread of "I'm going to make x amount in a week" or "a challenge to do this that and the other" what ever and next thing you know there are 20 of the same types of threads here in the main area and all of them wind up turning into WSO's. It is overly self promotional, and it is not allowed in the main area here anymore.

          Again, I'm not getting the feeling that this was the initial intent from ofthemix.

          And yes, they start out the same, and you get updates on what is getting done, and just enough information is given to keep it interesting and some excitement builds. Next thing you know all the noobs want it.

          The plan has been pretty well exposed here.

          If you want to follow the same plan of action that is here, then you might do some searching on the forum for product creation or things to help you brainstorm for product creation. Basically that is the first thing you'd need to follow this particular plan.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
            Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

            I didn't get the feeling that that was the intention of this particular post (What Charles said) but just so you know Vikuna - the technique has been done here where someone starts this kind of thread of "I'm going to make x amount in a week" or "a challenge to do this that and the other" what ever and next thing you know there are 20 of the same types of threads here in the main area and all of them wind up turning into WSO's. It is overly self promotional, and it is not allowed in the main area here anymore.

            Again, I'm not getting the feeling that this was the initial intent from ofthemix.

            And yes, they start out the same, and you get updates on what is getting done, and just enough information is given to keep it interesting and some excitement builds. Next thing you know all the noobs want it.

            The plan has been pretty well exposed here.

            If you want to follow the same plan of action that is here, then you might do some searching on the forum for product creation or things to help you brainstorm for product creation. Basically that is the first thing you'd need to follow this particular plan.
            I was not aware that my type of thread was not allowed, or I would not have started it. And I apologize to those that have seen the same thing before and are fed up with it. I obviously have not been around the Warrior Forum for long, and admittedly have not read all of the rules as far as submitting threads and whatnot.

            I had read a "challenge" type post on the Warrior Forum before, where the poster of the thread, a more well known Warrior, challenged other experienced Warriors to try to make $200 in 24 hours from a completely new product. I honestly don't remember if it was in the Internet Marketing portion of the forum or another portion. I just assumed it would be okay for me to do the same thing here on a much smaller scale. You know what they say about assumptions though.

            I also apologize if this thread seems self promotional. I'm not trying to build my name with other internet marketers, as that isn't my target.

            On the plus side, even if the Warrior Forum pulled this thread right now, it's given me enough knowledge and support to make me feel like I'm doing things the right way. I'm happy for the information and incouragement I've received. And if it helped even one other noob take the first step in acting on their goal to be an internet marketer, then it was well worth my time writing it.
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        • Profile picture of the author HarryCulpepper
          Ofthemix, I am so glad you started this thread, because I, too, am endeavoring to start the process involving 7DSS. I have put up one site already, but am having trouble coming up with ways to promote it. Putting up the site is not a problem for me. Promoting and getting page views is the problem.

          Anyway, accolades your way.

          Harry
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDomainer
    the 7 dollar giveaway thing actually is a leverage in list building and OTO.
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