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|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 6:58pm On Jul 01, 2015|
If you have setup your joomla website and you have bought sms portal creator from www.smsportalcreator.com and you have installed the component. It is now time to learn the real bulk sms business.
How and where do you get your API?
How do you market your bulk sms?
What are the tips, secrets and strategies to succeed in the bulk sms business?
NB: If you are finding it difficult setting up a joomla website, you can contact me to do that for you.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sodson11(m): 9:53pm On Jul 01, 2015|
CreativeWeb:Hi, is it the 14000 plus component? And how do we get and install it after paying?
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 11:11pm On Jul 01, 2015|
spc4. Buy it and I will help you install and configure it.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sodson11(m): 11:17pm On Jul 01, 2015|
CreativeWeb:Ok. Now to the next part of the tutorial, could you explain how to get a good api
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 11:23pm On Jul 01, 2015|
Stay tuned bro. I will expose everything in due time.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by dungas30(m): 12:10am On Jul 02, 2015|
hmmmm NAwA ooo me I just looook maybe I go undastand smting letter
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sccofield(m): 8:39am On Jul 02, 2015|
Nice work at op. will also like to state that the major reason joomla is the main CMS used for bulk SMS in nigeria, is because the best SMS component which was developed by afrisoft, was done for joomla only. Over the years hv seen other sms components done on drupal and wordpress but they don't have lots of the features you find on the spc4 component.
you get more info on bulk sms from my free guide here : http://bulksmstutor.com/bulk-sms-business-guide/
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|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 2:15pm On Jul 02, 2015|
There are couple of places to get your premium bulk sms API. These companies have direct connection and link with all the gsm operators in Nigeria and other countries. They sell in Euros and you have to pay online from their websites or through paypal. There are charges you incur each time you make a payment. Like paypal charges 4.9% of each payment. Other gateways they use on their websites charge about 2.85%.
For you to be able to make these payments, you must either have a paypal account or a bank token for internet banking. The reason for a bank token is because there are some payment gateways that demand mastercard secure code if you are using mastercard. And for you to get a mastercard secure code, you will need to make a request of certain PIN from your internet banking platform using your token to authenticate it. After that, you will be taken to the mastercard secure code website where you will register and get your secure code.
These are international bulk sms gateways you can use.
1. INFOBIP - www.infobip.com
This is a company from Netherlands. They have office in Ikeja Lagos. They are very reliable, but there pricing model for a starter is actually very high. Except you want to be selling at #2 or #2.50Kobo per sms, which is ok. There are people selling at that price and their clients are still buying from them. In bulk sms, delivery is the king, not the price. A client will be ready to pay you #3 per sms as long as the sms get delivered within seconds. If you want to use them, you can go to their website and send them a message. They will reply you and an account manager will be assigned to you and from there, things will fall into place.
AIRTEL - 0.0062 Euro (#1.40kobo)
ETISALAT - 0.0062 Euro (#1.40kobo)
GLO - 0.0075 Euro (#1.70kobo)
MTN - 0.0071 Euro (#1.60kobo)
2. ROUTESMS - www.routesms.com
This is an Indian company. They are very good at what they do. They have economical and premium routes. Their economical route is very cheap, but it has delivery issues. Their premium route delivers sms in 1 second. And their premium route is even cheap. There is no initial purchase. You can start with 50 Euros.
AIRTEL - 0.0045 Euro (#1.08kobo)
ETISALAT - 0.0045 Euro (#1.08kobo)
GLO - 0.0060 Euro (#1.34kobo)
MTN - 0.0052 Euro (#1.16kobo)
3. ARUHAT - www.aruhat.com
This is an Indian company also. They are also very reliable. But their initial purchase must be 500 Euros and their sms units have validity period.
4. CNS NETWORK - www.cs-networks.net
This is also an Indian company. They are also very good. But I remember chatting with one of their customers' support, and she told me (whether by mistake or what) that routesms is very good. We were discussing something and I mentioned routesms, and she told me that they are very good.
AIRTEL - 0.0050 Euro (#1.12kobo)
MTN - 0.0055 Euro (#1.23kobo)
ETISALAT - 0.0055 Euro (#1.23kobo)
GLO - 0.0050 Euro (#1.12kobo)
The pricing model of Routesms and Aruhat are almost the same. Just contact all of them and request for their pricing model. Make sure you ask them about validity period of the sms units. For instance, Aruhat will initially tell you that the sms units expire after 6 months, but if you insist, they will tell you that they will make yours not to expire. You will have to negotiate everything, including prices. Talking about prices, you cannot get a level head pricing for all the networks. Some networks will be cheaper, some will be higher. How do you get a level ground for your pricing? Just add the four prices together and divide into four and you will get a level price for each of them. Then you can now come up with your own price for your clients.
Check the sms price in Euro with the current Euro-Naira exchange rate. I did the calculation above with 1 Euro to 224 Naira.
When you have chosen the company you want after comparing and asking questions from their support team, they will create your account for you with a test sms units. You will get their HTTP API urls and integrate on your bulk sms application.
The way they credit you is not the normal way we credit people. For instance, if you pay 50 Euros, you will be credited with 50 Euros. But this 50 Euros in actual sense can send up to 9,000 sms. So as you send, they will be deducting it from your 50 Euros. For instance, let's say you have 50 Euros now and you send one sms, your balance will look like this: 49.2228 and so on.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sodson11(m): 4:16pm On Jul 02, 2015|
Great sir. Ride on
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 11:10pm On Jul 02, 2015|
Tmonex:lol. It's personal to Bold ICT Solutions, the owners of SMSnaija247. Thanks.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by julius99(m): 1:39pm On Jul 03, 2015|
Please am having issue with my website. When a customer registers on my website they are unable to receive the activation link on their email to activate their account. And also I don't receive the notification that someone has registered on the website. Instead this is the mail I receive from yahoo:
"A message that you sent was rejected by the local scanning code that
checks incoming messages on this system. The following error was given:
Sorry, you don't havepermission to send email from this server with a
header thatstates the email is from yahoo.com.
------ This is a copy of your message, including all the headers."
Kindly help with ideals on how to fix this issue
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 1:46pm On Jul 03, 2015|
Send me email at: firstname.lastname@example.org so that I help you look into that. Cheers.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by julius99(m): 2:28pm On Jul 03, 2015|
I just sent you a mail now
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by semasir: 7:35pm On Jul 03, 2015|
You need to work on the mailer and use SMTP Mailer instead of the PHP Mailer.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 2:29pm On Jul 04, 2015|
Scammer and Spammer. Carry your virus spc comot here.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 2:33pm On Jul 04, 2015|
Hello Adewasco2k, rule 9 has been violated here. This is a hacked spc. Afrisoft has not authorized any person to sell their spc for them.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by Akudubright(m): 3:25am On Jul 05, 2015|
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|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 6:39am On Jul 05, 2015|
Let us proceed. After integrating your sms provider's API, it's now time to start marketing your bulk sms website.
Before then, I want to quickly point out two things. I want you to remove index.php from your website url. Like having something like this www.yoursmswebsite.com/index.php or www.yoursmswebsite.com/index.php/pricing. You should instead have a clean url like www.yoursmswebsite.com or www.yoursmswebsite.com/pricing.
How do you remove index.php from your website url? Go to Global Configuration in your joomla backend and click on 'Site' tab. Scroll down to url setting and choose 'Seo friendly url'. Then go to your public_html through ftp and change your 'htaccess.txt' to '.htaccess' and then go and refresh your website. The index.php will no longer be there.
Again, download and install 'Admin Tool' extension. After installing it, click on it and its interface will open. Click on 'Fix Permissions' and let it fix your joomla site permissions. After that click on 'Clean Temp directory', after that, click on 'Purge Session.' You are done.
Again, I want you to create a clean url for your spc menu items. Just create a new menu and then start creating menu items inside it. Create for 'Compose Sms' so that the url wil be clean like www.yoursmswebsite.com/compose-sms and not something like www.yoursmswebsite.com/com_spc+compose+sms or something like that.
Again, you need to walk into any office of the Corporate Affairs Commission and register a nice business name. Then when you have gotten your CAC certificate, go to Tax office to obtain your TIN (Tax Identification Number). With your CAC certificate, TIN, ID card, utility bill, walk into First Bank and GTBank and open a corporate account. 90% of clients are skeptical paying into a personal account. They see your business as a childish thing. Again, some of these big companies or churches wil like to pay in Cheque instead of cash. And you know that cheque doesnt enter personal account that is a savings account. For instance, I attracted Fan Milk Nig. Ltd to my portal because they saw it as not just a 'me too bulk sms portal' but a business owned by a corporate entity.
Just make out time to package your business. Packaging matters. Unless you want to do hit and run business. But if you are like me that will remain in bulk sms business to the end, then you must be serious with the business.
The difference between kpekere and plaintain chips is PACKAGING!
Next up, we will learn some bulk sms marketing or advertising tip, secrets and strategies.
Ask me questions...
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by ohans4u(m): 1:52pm On Jul 05, 2015|
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by ojochidem(m): 3:04pm On Jul 05, 2015|
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by needinfo: 11:16pm On Jul 05, 2015|
Tmonex:wanted to even ask same question.guess he will be opened with this since he said he is going to pour out the whole secret without keepping some information hidden.so which of the sms gateway are you making use of amongs the listed ones you mentioned?.hope you won't keep this hidden because it would not be complete to teach without using yours as examples.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by ojochidem(m): 12:59am On Jul 06, 2015|
Let me come in at this point. @Creativeweb has done a very good job by listing 4 providers and even shared their prices. I will summarise by saying that INFOBIP is still one of the MOST Reliable providers you can think of. But as he said, their rates don't come cheap and they are also very stubborn during negotiations. They hardly shift grounds.
The past experience with Indian providers show that they offer you cheap prices, but their service is below par (I can't say for now if they have stepped up).
So you need to take a decision about the QUALITY of service you want to render. The Bulk SMS Service is Realtime, you cannot lie about the service delivery.
You will save yourself a lot of stress and put your mind to rest if you use reliable providers.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by CreativeWeb(m): 10:54am On Jul 06, 2015|
Before we proceed, I want to point out two things you need to know.
1. Free sms.
You are free to configure your portal to give free sms units to new registered users. However, I want to tell you that serious users are not after the free sms. It's only the secondary school guys that want to show to their friends that they can receive sms with a custom sender id from them. And so, they register with about three emails to use your free sms units. On our portal, we dont give free sms units to new members. And people never complained. Most of our sms users register and buy sms immediately to start sending their serious sms campaign. They are not out for childish playing around. I remember telling a very big church that i will give them 500 sms units to test the platform, the pastor asked me 'for what? What is 500 sms units?' They went ahead to transfer 180,000 Naira to our firstbank account for 100,000 sms units.
2. Your Pricing.
Your pricing matters. There are some novice in this business that charge rediculous cheap prices in order to get customers. It doesnt work. Serious users dont usually look at your pricing model. There was a time we were selling at #1.60kobo per sms. Then to #1.70kobo and finally to #1.80kobo. Till today, our clients never complained. We reviewed our pricing model of course because of the Dollar to Naira hick. One Bishop even said to us, 'I hope your sms is #4 because we are not ready to pay more than #4.' I told him that we sell sms at #1.80kobo and he was shocked. So, make your pricing moderate. Not too costly and not too cheap. Again, configure your portal send sms at 1 unit. Clients hate it when they wil have to do unnecessary calculations. They want 1000 sms units to send sms to 1000 gsm numbers as long as the sms is 1 page. Instead of making your unit for 80kobo and then make 1 sms to deduct 2 units, which in essence, you are selling at 1.60kobo. Why not just spell it out that you sell sms at 1.60kobo and 1 unit is equals to 1 sms?
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sotimonpe(m): 9:18pm On Jul 06, 2015|
Good news, thanks to the writer of this article.
But this article is not for novices in website design
Here is the 11 clicks on your mouse to design a complete Bulk-sms website in less than 3hours
even if you can not do anything on computer than to click and drag mouse.
1 domain name and hosting
2. internet connection
3 SMS component
4. register with any exiting Bulk-sms seller (www.lowosms.com)
Chose a domain name: a domain name is your unique name you bear on internet as in www.lowosms.com www.hostniger.com note that your domain name should be easy to spell, easy to remember, easy to pronounce and may carry the phrase “SMS”.
Step 2: visit www.hostniger.com or any hosting website to register and host your domain name. But I recommend www.hostniger.com their service is excellent and reliable. Chose a web hosting plan and follow the instruction to register for your domain name and hosting.
To register for a domain name and a good hosting plan for your bulk-sms business. Will Cost you N 3,000 only per annual. Waite for 24 hours or 12 hours for your webhosting service provider to send you an email ok.
Step: 3 Login to your email address which you use to register your domain name, to read the message that was sent to you by your webhosting service provider. This email will contain:
A link to your website 2. User name and password for your c-panel
POINT TO NOTE: PLEASE KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS INTACT DO NOT GIVE ANYBODY IT IS MEANT FOR YOU ALONE.
Step 4: open your browser and type your domain name on the browser in this format www.lowosms.com/cpanel once this is done it will request for your username and password remember this has been sent to you by your hosting company ok.
Step 5: you are at the c-panel window now look for quick install and click on it.
Please note that you can only use this method if your SMS component is compatible with current Joomla version if not you will need to install Joomla manually. read more by copy or click on this link http://hostniger.com/samlowo/?p=274
thanks www.lowosms.com instant sms delivery is assured.
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sotimonpe(m): 9:26pm On Jul 06, 2015|
Follow this link you will see step by step on how to install it. it is easy to install http://hostniger.com/samlowo/?p=274
if you host your sms website with us, you will get free sms component. 08075800577 or send email: email@example.com
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sotimonpe(m): 9:42pm On Jul 06, 2015|
Hi, do you want to design a bulk-sms website and you are considering to buy sms component?
If yes there is no need for that (buying sms component).
Our web hosting services come with powerful tools that can help you to do almost anything on your website.
If you host your sms website with us
You will get free sms component. 080758005777 www.hostniger.com
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|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by sotimonpe(m): 9:56pm On Jul 06, 2015|
Routsms is wonderful and their service is excellent you can pay as lower as $2 and many others you can order for my e-book tittle
The Secret Behind Successful Bulk SMS Business in Nigeria.[b][/b] 08075800577/ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: Learn Bulk SMS Business Here On Nairaland by AvalonLinksTechnologies: 3:35pm On Jul 07, 2015|
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