SMS marketing - How does it work and how can I make money with it

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Hello warriors,

I was reading a topic here about someone that offered sms marketing as an upsell to some service for about $300 per month.

Can anybody explain to me shortly what it is? How can a business use it? Why it's needed and how can I offer this service to businesses?

Thanks a lot.

Regards, Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Z
    Originally Posted by MagicAce View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I was reading a topic here about someone that offered sms marketing as an upsell to some service for about $300 per month.

    Can anybody explain to me shortly what it is? How can a business use it? Why it's needed and how can I offer this service to businesses?

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards, Marian
    Hi Marian, sms marketing can be used in a number of ways depending on the type of campaign you want to run for you client. The main element of any SMS campaign is list building ie getting people to type a keyword to a short or long code. Once that happens the user gets added to a list and depending on what the campaign is setup to do any number of actions can happen. Some examples of possible SMS campaigns:

    Text to Win
    Auto Responders
    Surveys
    Appointment Reminders
    SMS mass notifications

    These are just a few examples of what you can offer your clients. Generally speaking you mark up the per message cost to the client and charge a monthly management fee to manage all the campaigns and list building for the client. End users get charged regular text message rates according to their phone plans.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Text to receive special offers from you, try to send mobile vouchers that can be redeemed and surveys are the best methods to monetize your sms marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yonathan
      Kevin hit it on the nose.
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  • Profile picture of the author fiverrfreak
    First of all make it easy for customers to sign up, give your sms recipients a reason to sign up like special offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author dexlink
    The world is becoming smaller day by day..... and sms marketing will trigger you up to offer service to any region in this earth.
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    If you're based in Africa and want to offer SMS services to businesses based overseas (Europe, USA etc), how can you go about this? Is this a feasible project worth considering???
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  • Profile picture of the author Monitium
    It is like building a list but via text messaging and not email marketing. Businesses can use it for special coupon offers, VIP club announcements, daily deals on a slow day, appointment reminders, etc. The ideas are endless for the creative mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author suezer
      Mobile marketing as an sms and mms messages is the hottest topic. You can use it in various options which are not strict. The more creative you are the more successful your campaign will be.
      Our platform offers a 360 degree mobile marketing platform that gives clients the ability to do more than to send group text messages. Clients can create mobile contests, voting campaigns, coupon programs and much more. Clients can take advantage of text message interactive campaigns, QR codes, location-based marketing, social media integration, MMS, and mobile websites. The company is rapidly becoming known for having one of the most user-friendly interfaces. Customers can deploy highly successful mobile marketing campaigns that get results.
      You can read about our last interaction at Nolcha Fashion Week and watch video series with the most loved comedian Wali Collins to get fresh ideas on how to use mobile marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
        Originally Posted by suezer View Post

        Mobile marketing as an sms and mms messages is the hottest topic. You can use it in various options which are not strict. The more creative you are the more successful your campaign will be.
        Our platform offers a 360 degree mobile marketing platform that gives clients the ability to do more than to send group text messages. Clients can create mobile contests, voting campaigns, coupon programs and much more. Clients can take advantage of text message interactive campaigns, QR codes, location-based marketing, social media integration, MMS, and mobile websites. The company is rapidly becoming known for having one of the most user-friendly interfaces. Customers can deploy highly successful mobile marketing campaigns that get results.
        You can ready about our last interaction at Nolcha Fashion Week and watch video series with the most loved comedian Wali Collins to get fresh ideas on how to use mobile marketing.
        Hmmm...impressed. Does it cover Africa too and Europe...as in worldwide? Thank you!
        I looked for the Nolcha Fashion Week (the videos you mentioned) and the loved comedian but couldn't find them on the site. Point me in the right direction, please!
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        • Profile picture of the author suezer
          Originally Posted by LivingCovers View Post

          Hmmm...impressed. Does it cover Africa too and Europe...as in worldwide? Thank you!
          I looked for the Nolcha Fashion Week (the videos you mentioned) and the loved comedian but couldn't find them on the site. Point me in the right direction, please!
          Please for any specifics contact us directly.
          You can watch them on YouTube - search for ProTexting and no way to miss them.

          Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Originally Posted by MagicAce View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I was reading a topic here about someone that offered sms marketing as an upsell to some service for about $300 per month.

    Can anybody explain to me shortly what it is? How can a business use it? Why it's needed and how can I offer this service to businesses?

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards, Marian
    Hey MagicAce
    SMS marketing is used basically for promoting your services and products to your targeted audience. For example if your are in the industry of mobile website development you can run a SMS marketing campaign targeting small business owners for getting projects. For running a campaign you can hire some marketing firm and pay them for the number of leads they follow or according to their norms.
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