If you already have one or more email lists, and either a Skype or Facebook account, then this might be a way for you to make some quick cash.
You need the ability to see when people are online, hence the need for Skype or Facebook.
Before you do this, build a quick webpage where buyers can pay you. It should be a private page that search engines can’t index because you don’t want it to be found. The key is that your customers think time is limited – not that they can grab this offer whenever they get around to it.
See who is online and send them a private message with your offer. Tell them you’re right in the middle of booking your promo emails for the next week or month, and that you have an opening for an advertising slot in your newsletter’s P.S. section.
Let them know how many subscribers you have and the price for the slot: For example, $97 or $197, depending on the size of your list.
Don’t be high pressure. Tell them if you don’t hear back from them, it’s all good, because you know you will sell out.
If your list is especially targeted or especially responsive, let your prospects know this, too, and adjust your pricing accordingly.
I know someone who does this routinely, and every time he does it, he instantly puts $500 to $2,000 in his account within the hour. It’s almost like magic.
And he’s not burning his lists doing this, either. He still delivers great content in the body of the email, with the ‘ad’ appearing only in the P.S.
In his case, nearly all of his advertisers are offering a free lead magnet (report, video, ecourse, etc.) to build their own list. That’s why the P.S. actually looks like bonus content, rather than a sales pitch.
On your payment page, have a contact form where your advertisers can submit their ad. Remember to tell them that you expect to have the whole week (or month) booked out within the hour.
Contact your advertisers a day or two after their ad runs to see how they did. This is the time to gather testimonials to put on that payment page you set up and also to sell more ads to the same advertisers.