How I made $600 in one week using offline marketing

by LegendaryGuy1 Banned
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Hey guys,

Just thought I'd share my techniques on how I managed to make $600 using offline marketing. Ok lets begin:

So basically I had a really small budget which consisted of $25. The costs involved were:
  • Domain = $5
  • Flyers = $20

I went out looking for a CPA offer online, one that paid out at least $1 a lead. I found a college loan offer which was an email submit. It paid out $1.50 per lead.
I purchased a domain related to the offer with the keywords in it.
I got the link for the CPA offer and linked it with my domain so that my domain redirects to the CPA offer.
I then made a flyer design for the offer (well, not me but someone on Fiverr.)
There was some information on the flyer with a call to action on it which said "visit this site."
I then paid some guy from a local university to put the flyers up anywhere from the walls, campus, trees, etc.
And that was it.

I got around 580 people to sign up to the offer which made me an easy $600. I'm still making income with it but not as much. Probably around $30-40 a week with it now.

Just thought I'd share it to let you know how simple and cheap it is to get started with internet marketing.

Thanks, Zak.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Zak,

    Good stuff men. Now you just have to continue to post flyers to get more and more leads for them to get paid per new opt in.

    Long term, this is not the way to go. You need to build some sort of a residual income business online.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author cobra5106
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Zak,

      Good stuff men. Now you just have to continue to post flyers to get more and more leads for them to get paid per new opt in.

      Long term, this is not the way to go. You need to build some sort of a residual income business online.

      Good luck.
      Nice Idea but I agree this could be ramped up.

      He could place his own sign-up form 1st to collect the email addresses, then pass it on to the CPA offers. I realize, this may reduce the sign-ups, but if he at least gets the initial sign-up, he has future attempts at his list to get sign-ups for other offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Flyers does work very well in some cases. I have personally made lots of money with flyers.
    Congratulations for the success with flyers.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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      Actually no, the flyers were done cheaply. They were not of high quality; they were done on paper so the costs were extremely low. I received 10,000 flyers for $20 because my friend offered to do it cheaply.

      If I was to do the flyers of high quality material, then yeah it would be unlikely to get an 100% conversion like you said which is impossible anyway, I did find some flyers which were priced at $10 for 250 so yes I know what you mean but no, I got them really cheap.
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      • Profile picture of the author chaotic squid
        Originally Posted by LegendaryGuy1 View Post

        I received 10,000 flyers for $20 because my friend offered to do it cheaply.
        You should give me the link to your friend's site for printing. Order myself a few thousand flyers before he runs his business into the ground with such cheap prices.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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      And to be honest, I would have more from the offer but I don't know if the CPA network shaved or not. There's no way to tell really as they may hide clicks etc. However I'm happy with the outcome and find this a good short term success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karol Z
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      Really?

      Somehow the numbers do not add up...

      If you got 580 people to sign up you need to distribute at least 5,800 flyers. And a 10% conversion rate is somewhat on the very high end.

      Anyhow, you would spend way more than $20 on 5.8k fliers.

      My estimate: you would get 500 flyers for $20 if you get a really good deal.

      To get 580 signups out of 580 flyers is very unlikely.

      Nice try though
      I definitely agree. Even low quality flyers wouldn't cost that cheap. 580 students is a lot of students as well, I seriously can't see this kind of conversion happening.
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    • Profile picture of the author McKattry
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      Really?

      Somehow the numbers do not add up...

      If you got 580 people to sign up you need to distribute at least 5,800 flyers. And a 10% conversion rate is somewhat on the very high end.

      Anyhow, you would spend way more than $20 on 5.8k fliers.

      My estimate: you would get 500 flyers for $20 if you get a really good deal.

      To get 580 signups out of 580 flyers is very unlikely.

      Nice try though
      Perhaps he's a scam, but he didn't actually say that he handed out flyers individually. He had them placed on bulletin boards. Universities are big places, with tons of people. You get a good ad, on a few well chosen walls and his story could add up. 50 fliers could = thousands of views.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Nice job ! Now simply scale it up and distribute more flyers at more universities, sporting events, parks, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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    Yes, I had to ask for permission to use offline marketing for my choice of marketing. For most of the offers, they didn't allow it but then I found one that did. Also the CPA network is MaxBounty for those who are asking. Just ask your affiliate manager and hear what they have to say about using offline methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author KMalo
    This sounds a little unbelievable to be honest.

    Costs:
    You said you had $25, circa £16.

    • domain = £3.20
    • 10,000 flyers = £13
    • flyer design from fiverr = £3.20

    You're already over budget just there.

    • and then on top of those expenses you paid "some guy" to distribute the flyers

    Your numbers don't add up

    Timescale:
    In just 1 week you:

    • register domain
    • get flyer designed
    • get flyers printed
    • get flyers delivered to you (print and delivery would be 2 days at the very minimum)
    • find "some guy" willing to distribute 10,000 flyers for you presumably in less than a single day and for no pay whatsoever (see below)
    • got 580 opt ins

    Your timescale doesn't add up

    Further:
    10,000 flyers would not be £13 even if the paper was the absolute wafer thin 80gsm. For somebody to basically gift you 10,000 flyers means they absorbed their true cost, probably about £60 at the absolute very least (if they are the wafer thin 80gsm paper). Hmmm.

    And then on top of that you said you paid "some guy" to put up the flyers around university, really? How much did you pay this "some guy"? Because you said you only had a £16 budget which you had already spent before paying "some guy" as per your own apportioning of costs. Where was this random guy and why was he so keen to work for free?

    It also sounds like he must have worked really hard to distribute all 10,000 flyers in a single day. Judging by your description he literally put these flyers up everywhere, that sounds like real exertion on his behalf, and to do all that for no pay....

    I could go on.

    Your story just sounds fake. Maybe it isn't though, maybe this is a true story but you've just described it poorly. However, when you consider the alleged budget, the alleged timescale and the alleged execution of the project, your story just doesn't sound believable.




    Originally Posted by LegendaryGuy1 View Post

    Hey guys,

    Just thought I'd share my techniques on how I managed to make $600 using offline marketing. Ok lets begin:

    So basically I had a really small budget which consisted of $25. The costs involved were:
    • Domain = $5
    • Flyers = $20

    I went out looking for a CPA offer online, one that paid out at least $1 a lead. I found a college loan offer which was an email submit. It paid out $1.50 per lead.
    I purchased a domain related to the offer with the keywords in it.
    I got the link for the CPA offer and linked it with my domain so that my domain redirects to the CPA offer.
    I then made a flyer design for the offer (well, not me but someone on Fiverr.)
    There was some information on the flyer with a call to action on it which said "visit this site."
    I then paid some guy from a local university to put the flyers up anywhere from the walls, campus, trees, etc.
    And that was it.

    I got around 580 people to sign up to the offer which made me an easy $600. I'm still making income with it but not as much. Probably around $30-40 a week with it now.

    Just thought I'd share it to let you know how simple and cheap it is to get started with internet marketing.

    Thanks, Zak.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimbizee
    makes me laugh that people are so quick to criticize when some one makes a claim without asking for anything in return, YET loads of people fall over themselves to leave great reviews and testimonials in the wso section, many of them without even trying the product out, and ban or report anyone that disagrees with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by zimbizee View Post

      makes me laugh that people are so quick to criticize when some one makes a claim without asking for anything in return, YET loads of people fall over themselves to leave great reviews and testimonials in the wso section, many of them without even trying the product out, and ban or report anyone that disagrees with them.

      Show us where the people calling bs on this story fell all over themselves to post great reviews for WSOs they didn't try. Show some evidence any of them tried to ban anyone who disagreed with them. You're the one taking the cheap shot with nothing behind it; just an empty assertion, apparently because you want to believe the OP in spite of the obvious problems with the story.

      The people criticizing are doing so with plenty of evidence; the built in obvious contradictions and absurd claims in the OP's story. It just makes no sense for the reasons already stated. Most Warriors are delighted to pat someone on the back for a great success story, but an obvious made up one detracts from the quality of the forum, and people are absolutely right to point it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author leonidas32
    I would've run a higher-margin pay-per-call student loan offer. But great work nonetheless.

    The numbers don't add up as Kmalo stated, but I believe you were still profitable, and have a legit concept.

    A+
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  • Profile picture of the author ttjr21
    Originally Posted by LegendaryGuy1 View Post

    Hey guys,

    Just thought I'd share my techniques on how I managed to make $600 using offline marketing. Ok lets begin:

    So basically I had a really small budget which consisted of $25. The costs involved were:
    • Domain = $5
    • Flyers = $20

    I went out looking for a CPA offer online, one that paid out at least $1 a lead. I found a college loan offer which was an email submit. It paid out $1.50 per lead.
    I purchased a domain related to the offer with the keywords in it.
    I got the link for the CPA offer and linked it with my domain so that my domain redirects to the CPA offer.
    I then made a flyer design for the offer (well, not me but someone on Fiverr.)
    There was some information on the flyer with a call to action on it which said "visit this site."
    I then paid some guy from a local university to put the flyers up anywhere from the walls, campus, trees, etc.
    And that was it.

    I got around 580 people to sign up to the offer which made me an easy $600. I'm still making income with it but not as much. Probably around $30-40 a week with it now.

    Just thought I'd share it to let you know how simple and cheap it is to get started with internet marketing.

    Thanks, Zak.
    Good Work Man!
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  • Profile picture of the author James Hensley
    I agree that this sounds a little sketchy, lol. But if its true, congrats on the success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    The easiest and faster way is paid trafic like adwords or bing
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    • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
      Originally Posted by Yvon Boulianne View Post

      The easiest and faster way is paid trafic like adwords or bing
      Really? But then you have to ''master'' the metrics, keyword set up, demographics etc. :rolleyes: Not so down to earth as a flyer campaign in my opinion.

      I am running a bing ad campaign just now, I know what I am talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author garry6767
    Congrats on your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    I'm running many adwords campaingn now and that's not complicated at all, sure you need to understand what you do but that is very simple stuff.

    don't scare peoples , it's easy and there's help easy available on the web...
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Good job buddy I'm definitely not here to criticize like some of the comments above you took action and seen results for your actions that puts you ahead of 90 plus percent of the other people out there who are to lazy to make things happen for themselves.

    Awesome job keep up the good work!
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    Well done, homie...well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author pl256
    This makes no sense. If you really turned $25 into $600 in a week you would be scaling it across the US on a massive scale, re-investing that $600 and making thousands a week instead of $30-$40 a week as you say you make now. Cannot believe some people here believe this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
      Originally Posted by pl256 View Post

      This makes no sense. If you really turned $25 into $600 in a week you would be scaling it across the US on a massive scale, re-investing that $600 and making thousands a week instead of $30-$40 a week as you say you make now. Cannot believe some people here believe this.
      You just had to come in here and throw a dose of reality into it, didn't ya?

      Boy, you sure know how to wreck a good fantasy. Darn it, anyway! :rolleyes:
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    grrr...

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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by FormerWageSlave View Post

      Effing funny; I think I saw this long ago, and it still makes me laugh!
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  • Profile picture of the author vndnbrgj
    Did anyone else do the rest of the math?
    580 conversions @ $1.50 each = $870

    Where did the $600 come from?

    (All the other points about the $25 budget, printing, and distribution don't add up either)
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by vndnbrgj View Post

      Where did the $600 come from?
      That's after expenses :rolleyes:

      Just got to love "New Math"
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewReece
    Originally Posted by LegendaryGuy1 View Post

    Hey guys,

    Just thought I'd share my techniques on how I managed to make $600 using offline marketing. Ok lets begin:

    So basically I had a really small budget which consisted of $25. The costs involved were:
    • Domain = $5
    • Flyers = $20

    I went out looking for a CPA offer online, one that paid out at least $1 a lead. I found a college loan offer which was an email submit. It paid out $1.50 per lead.
    I purchased a domain related to the offer with the keywords in it.
    I got the link for the CPA offer and linked it with my domain so that my domain redirects to the CPA offer.
    I then made a flyer design for the offer (well, not me but someone on Fiverr.)
    There was some information on the flyer with a call to action on it which said "visit this site."
    I then paid some guy from a local university to put the flyers up anywhere from the walls, campus, trees, etc.
    And that was it.

    I got around 580 people to sign up to the offer which made me an easy $600. I'm still making income with it but not as much. Probably around $30-40 a week with it now.

    Just thought I'd share it to let you know how simple and cheap it is to get started with internet marketing.

    Thanks, Zak.
    I don't think that it's possible. So I don't think that it is a truth.
    It doesn't look like truth even in theory. And in the reallity, even if it's true, you can't analize your results anyway. And that means that you can't work with them.

    Not so effective anyway, i think, Even being a truth.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamthecoolnerd
    I'm not really concerned with the validity (or lack thereof) of his numbers. The method is interesting.

    And the drop in income is inevitable. A college loan offer isn't recurring. I think the best thing to do with this idea is take it and come up with some creative ways to expound on it......and I've already got a few theories.

    Stay cool, gents.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Bissonnette
      Share some theories my friend!
      I'm not too concerned about how exact the numbers are. Neat method!
      Congrats on that, keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterK120
    Flyers hey ! Hmm, that's not a bad way to scratch up some more money to pay for online costs with off page SEO. Every cent helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Chosen2013
    Sounds like a good idea, thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    This is a solid idea and I've done it, but with business cards.

    The secret is to have other offers behind this one and not just rely on this initial low ticket offer to make your money. It should over the printing costs and get people on your buyers list.
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    • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
      Originally Posted by lovakr View Post

      Cool stuff, really nice to read how easy it can be :").
      Nice job, racking up your post count...
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  • Profile picture of the author McKattry
    Oh and since I forgot to mention it it my previous reponse.... Good Job Man!
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  • Profile picture of the author ivoire1881
    Just read your story and checked few replies below. Keep the good
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  • Profile picture of the author ivoire1881
    Just read your story and checked few replies below. Keep the good.
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  • Profile picture of the author charbrown
    Thanks for posting this. You never know when a quick 500 or so will come in handy. I actually read a WSO some years ago with a similar approach, but I'm glad to hear it still works well for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author pertick
    Congrates man... you did a very nice job with $20 to $600... keep it up!!

    Good Luck.......
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  • I really like how this thread had grown. It's very true that this can be scaled. Don't forget to go out and land more clients for the future. You never want to rely on just a single client. Just my two cents.
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    Good share mate !
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  • Profile picture of the author KloudStrife
    This is probably the same method I'll be using with a product I'm about to promote, great to know it actually works, I'll definitely invest more into this method

    Thanks man!
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