On March 5th I purchased a site from Tom aka Wolfmmiii on the WarriorForum.
The basic pitch for the WSO is “never rely on Google again”! The idea is that he builds you a website and a facebook page, and then starts off your fan page likes with a week long advertising spree. that way, you have a built in audience to sell to. Of course, he recommends that you don’t sell to them immediately as you need to build up the trust factor.
The good news is that you can use other peoples content because this is Facebook. Since you don’t care about ranking in Google, you also don’t care about duplicate content. And the icing on the cake is that Tom will buy your site back from you within 14 days, (I.E. full refund), if you follow his guide and aren’t happy with the results.
So, by now you are probably wondering how did it go for me?
Well, first I’d like to say that Tom was super easy to work with, quick to answer my questions, and quick to get the site up and running. You just have to remember that he doesn’t work weekends. 🙂 The site itself looks great, it’s got a custom header and design that matches up with the facebook page for brand recognition. I didn’t really like the theme that he used and I definitely didn’t like the ad placement or the plugin that served the ads, but those were minor details and easily rectified. Once he’d finished the site, I went in and added my personal touches and voila! I had a complete site plus FB page all set up.
Tom originally added about 5 articles and a couple of videos to the site to get it started, and also posted them to the fb page.
I’m not sure if the FB campaign he ran actually went for one full week as I wasn’t added as an admin until Tuesday or Wednesday of that week, however, I have no reason to doubt it. I do wonder if he has a cap on the amount spent per day; I assume he must or else he wouldn’t make any profit. By the end of the week I had 204 likes from his campaign. That’s not a huge amount, but it’s a good start.
Total cost for all of this? $99. Of course that was almost three weeks ago and he’s now selling the package for $119.
What have I done with it so far?
Not that much I’m afraid. Time is always hard for me to come by, hence why I’m buying these completed sites instead of creating them from scratch. I’ve managed to make a few posts on the fb page, but I haven’t done anything with the website. One thing I have figured out already though is that people on fb aren’t that interested in leaving fb to go somewhere else, they are however very interested in photos and memes. Especially ones with exceedingly good-looking women in them. =)
My next course of action for this site will be to find some more photos, videos, memes, etc, basically anything visual that will catch the person’s attention, and start posting them regularly. Then I’ll add an email capture funnel on the website, and start posting one original article each week on the website which I’ll link back to from the fb page. Hopefully that will start to build my email list which I can then use to market and make money. I also need to make a twitter account and a pinterest account, and probably run a fb campaign to get more likes.
Like most money-making ideas, the work doesn’t stop once the site is built – there really isn’t anything that is “set it and forget it”, but without having a VA to do all the work for you, I’d say that using fb for traffic is a lot more work than the usual keyword research + articles + seo route. It’s also a lot more fun. It’s pretty cool when you see people like and comment on the stuff that you post. =)
Bottom line, so far I’m happy with the price I paid and the service I received. In fact, just today I bought one of his amazon sites. I’ll let you know how that goes…