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What is Bum Marketing? it's Tips and Tricks!

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by gsv13, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. #1
    Can anyone explain what is this bum marketing........
    Google search is worthless (all courses and blah blah) also couldn't search it in DP ... Bum is less than 4 char :mad:
    Lately many successful guys mentioned this term in there blogs so was curious

    So please any explain in noob terms what is this Bum :p Marketing? Also any tips and tricks!
     
    gsv13, Jun 15, 2008 IP
  2. C.Whyte

    C.Whyte Peon

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    I've heard of this too but have no idea what it is.

    I remember a Daily Show one time where there was "Bumvertizing"... where homeless people would get sponsored by websites to wear their shirt or hold their signs.
     
    C.Whyte, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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  3. gsv13

    gsv13 Well-Known Member

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    #3
    lol

    Anyway found this post ... it is more of a article marketing!! Still if anyone could define the clear term :rolleyes:


    Edit: Got it here in same blog
     
    gsv13, Jun 15, 2008 IP
  4. lemonarian

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    It all started with Travis Sago and the Bum Marketing Method. http://www.bummarketingmethod.com

    The name comes from Travis' wife thinking that you could take a bum off the streets, put him in a library and have him make money.

    There's still a lot of confusion about what bum marketing is, and no it's not a synonym to article marketing as everyone seems to think.

    I explain all this in my free report, hehe :p

    It's in my sig, pretty self explanatory which one it is.
     
    lemonarian, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    Tom Thumb Notable Member

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    Cheers for explanation Lemonarian , rep added.. I wondered too! :)
     
    Tom Thumb, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    ty Lemo..
    I might give it a try.. If I get the oppurtunity :p
     
    cicero, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    The gist of bum marketing is as follows.

    1.Pick an affiliate product.
    2.Find low competition keywords related to the affiliate product with decent daily search volume.
    3.Write LOTS of articles around those keywords preselling the affiliate product.
    4.Submit those articles to authority article and classified sites known to rank well in google.
    5.Direct the visitor straight to the merchants page. (need a top level domain redirect for ezinearticles.com)
    6.Hopefully make sales and repeat the process.

    The key is in step 4. You basically leverage the PR and authority of other sites, which makes it much easier to rank for various terms then if you started a completely new site. It's similar to the parasite philosophy.

    Hope this helps.

    Be well.
     
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    bigmodo Well-Known Member

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    #8

    You've defined it all.
     
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    Great definition. I have learnt something new today :)
     
    seo4china, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    gsv13 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to

    lemonarian
    Gorilla Writer

    Rep added! :)
     
    gsv13, Jun 16, 2008 IP
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    zuberr Active Member

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    The original website of bum marketing by Travis can be found here:
    http://www.bummarketingmethod.com/

    I think, it's Travis himself who coined the term "bum marketing"
     
    zuberr, Jun 16, 2008 IP
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    Gorilla Writer hit the nail on the head.

    In addition to that, Travis Sago slapped the term, "Bum Marketing" to his e-book site as a marketing ploy to sell more of his e-books on article marketing; to make his product sound more interesting.

    It is nothing new. It is just article marketing.
     
    Perry Rose, Aug 13, 2009 IP