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    Post Big money in directories?

    Today I was at Walmart getting my oil changed (it was too darn cold to do it my self ). I was reading the news paper and I the guy next to me made a comment about something on the front page.

    After general chit chat the topic of owning a online business came up. Turns out he became unemployed two months ago, and had the idea to start a business and he came across a topic about web directories. Longer story short he bought 100 domains from GoDaddy and made 100 web directories, he is averaging $400-500 a day from offering featured listings at $5 each.

    I am not a shy person I flat out told him I didn't believe him, so he pulled out his cell phone and showed me his Paypal account. He had already made $380.

    Is this the norm for web directories? I thought the web was flooded with theses things. Has anyone tried running mass directories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty832 View Post
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    I am not a shy person I flat out told him I didn't believe him, so he pulled out his cell phone and showed me his Paypal account. He had already made $380.
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    I hope the $380 was that day alone?

    But seriously, sure, these kinds of things can happen. They are quite rare, though. A lot of people who start directories never see much revenue (and many try to sell advertising instead to make a little bit of money).

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    Ya that $380 was for today so far. I am sure that this is very well an exception, but realistically for us normal people if 1/4 of them stick that would be $125. But even then I think that is a conservative number, I wish I would have went a little more in depth with him about this.

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