Absolutely SICK to death of this "techie-stuff"...

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Sound familiar?
Sometimes creativity and common sense aren't enough to make it in this business.
I've seen launches bomb, servers get hacked and whole email accounts get lost. It's all too easy to hit the wrong key or miss a "step" out leading to utter technical trauma.

If a trend appears, I'll try my best to give you quick answers in this thread.
Only issues though, not entire sequences or methods (would love to do that, but time wise it would be impossible)

So do yourself (and the rest of the thread readers) a BIG favour...

What are your Top 5 "Techie Issues" that have stolen your sanity lately?
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNewnham
    Great post, Paul. Here's one: WordPress backup and recovery.

    In one of my ventures, we recently found - to our cost - that two leading WP backup solutions are not compatible with the latest version of WordPress. As a result, they take backups as they're supposed to, but the restore function doesn't work. Disaster.

    Oh, and by the way, I'm a writer, not a techie, so we need something that doesn't require a degree in computer science. What would you avise?

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by MatthewNewnham View Post

      Great post, Paul. Here's one: WordPress backup and recovery.

      In one of my ventures, we recently found - to our cost - that two leading WP backup solutions are not compatible with the latest version of WordPress. As a result, they take backups as they're supposed to, but the restore function doesn't work. Disaster.

      Oh, and by the way, I'm a writer, not a techie, so we need something that doesn't require a degree in computer science. What would you avise?

      Thanks!
      This is a typical problem. It is really best NOT trusting such a backup unless you have tried the restore. One thing you COULD try is a DATABASE backup. FORGET that it is wordpress, and just backup the whole database. You SHOULD test THAT out too but you can test the restore to another database. If IT fails, a true techie type should be able to recover.

      As for YOUR problem, there IS a good chance that the restore/backup wasn't changed to account for changes, or you used the wrong version. In EITHER case, someone might be able to recover.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        This is a typical problem. It is really best NOT trusting such a backup unless you have tried the restore. One thing you COULD try is a DATABASE backup. FORGET that it is wordpress, and just backup the whole database. You SHOULD test THAT out too but you can test the restore to another database. If IT fails, a true techie type should be able to recover.

        As for YOUR problem, there IS a good chance that the restore/backup wasn't changed to account for changes, or you used the wrong version. In EITHER case, someone might be able to recover.

        Steve
        Hey Steve,
        Saving the backup in a "non standard" format is just asking for trouble.
        I tend to backup the entire site (files,folders,wordpress database etc). It's the only way to ensure you're covering all bases.
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        • Profile picture of the author seasoned
          Originally Posted by Paul Irvine View Post

          Hey Steve,
          Saving the backup in a "non standard" format is just asking for trouble.
          I tend to backup the entire site (files,folders,wordpress database etc). It's the only way to ensure you're covering all bases.
          I wasn't talking about a non standard backup. And YEAH, I like to backup the files too, but hopefully, on such a product, THEY will only change when you install/update/add to the product. And what you suggest doesn't "INSURE" it. They may update outside of the normal area. So there is always a CHANCE of error.

          Still, I have been pretty lucky all in all.

          Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by MatthewNewnham View Post

      Great post, Paul. Here's one: WordPress backup and recovery.

      In one of my ventures, we recently found - to our cost - that two leading WP backup solutions are not compatible with the latest version of WordPress. As a result, they take backups as they're supposed to, but the restore function doesn't work. Disaster.

      Oh, and by the way, I'm a writer, not a techie, so we need something that doesn't require a degree in computer science. What would you avise?

      Thanks!
      Hi Matthew,

      The problem with WP backup/restore plugins is that they only tend to be coded to work 100% with the existing release of WordPress.

      I'm not saying this is true for all of them, but the usual way it goes is

      • Plugin is created/released
      • Buyers....BUY
      • Plugin dev sells TONS of copies
      Fair enough, but its the aftercare where things tend to fall down hill.
      In the sense that by the time there's any code changed within WordPress, the developer has done a runner and that "lifetime support" has as much value as a grain of salt.


      A perfect example of a GOOD plugin would be the Google Analytics WP plugin. Every time Google change something, the plugin is changed to adapt to it.

      A BAD example would be, as you have pointed out above the "backup/restore" plugins for Wordpress.


      The only way around this is to stop being so reliant on plugins in the first place.
      Automation is amazing, but only when it is fully supported and updated by the company that released it.


      Taking a little time out to learn how to setup a sustainable backup routine that provides 100% of the wanted results is the only way around this!


      Thanks for sharing!
      Paul.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Originally Posted by MatthewNewnham View Post

      Great post, Paul. Here's one: WordPress backup and recovery.

      In one of my ventures, we recently found - to our cost - that two leading WP backup solutions are not compatible with the latest version of WordPress. As a result, they take backups as they're supposed to, but the restore function doesn't work. Disaster.

      Oh, and by the way, I'm a writer, not a techie, so we need something that doesn't require a degree in computer science. What would you avise?

      Thanks!
      Setup RSync on your linux server to backup everything at night. You can restore the entire server within a few hours if not sooner.

      I wrote about it here.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5824113
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    All the small things like getting people from one list and onto another... Things like redirecting from payment pages to thank you pages... Setting up secure PDF downloads... Nothing major, just a few little niggles to sort out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Hi mate,

      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      All the small things like getting people from one list and onto another...
      The thing with lists is that when someone joins that list, it is only THAT list you have permission to mail them on.

      It's all down to that lovely legislation known as CAN SPAM that basically states you can ONLY mailout to those people that have allowed you to do so.

      Allowing the free addons/merging/changes to who is on which list (regardless of whether you own it or not) is a recipe for disaster.

      There are some ways around it though, but I only give this advice as an option, I'm not telling you to do it:

      Aweber for example you are NOT allowed to move your subscribers from one list to another.

      However, you do have the option to EXPORT your list members to a file that can be downloaded to your computer (usually in CSV format)

      You can then import some (or all) of that list into another list within Aweber.

      Again, this is something that can be done, but I would be very careful in doing so as the last thing you want is to attract attention from Aweber leading to restrictions or even account shut down.

      The better way is to mailout to the users you want to move over to the new list, explain the reasons why and get them to re-optin.

      Granted, you won't get everyone moving over immediately, but if you have a good relationship with your list, then mailing out multiple times should yield a good result

      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      Things like redirecting from payment pages to thank you pages...
      The payment page redirect is setup inside your paypal buttons area. There's a setting to set the URL for a purchase success, this is where you place the URL for the Thank You page.

      If you're doing it through a member plugin, then you will set the thank you page inside there.

      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      Setting up secure PDF downloads... Nothing major, just a few little niggles to sort out.
      Secure PDF downloads, there are a few ways to do this:
      Creating an S3 account is probably the best way (maybe not the easiest, at first).
      Alternatively, you can create a directory inside your webhost FTP to hold the PDF files.

      The trick here though is to ensure you change the directory permissions so that it isn't listed when people list the directory contents.

      Another thing you can do is zip/RAR the PDF in a password protected file.

      None of the above will give you 100% protection, only a membership plugin that creates a download link to the file PER user will do full protection.

      Either that or list using one of the affiliate/selling platforms that will host the file and do the security for you.

      Remember, the above will only protect the download itself, once that user has the file then they are free to share it about if they want. There are ways to protect the files themselves but these involve complex and expensive systems, for now anyway

      Hope that helps!
      Paul.




      Cheers,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Nguyen
    The thing I don't like is sometimes it's hard to edit the theme, or the options in the theme doesn't have it so I don't know where it is. I think it's in the code... I hate messing around with that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by Harry Nguyen View Post

      The thing I don't like is sometimes it's hard to edit the theme, or the options in the theme doesn't have it so I don't know where it is. I think it's in the code... I hate messing around with that.
      Hi Harry.
      Themes are great, when they do what you want them to. Trying to find a theme that does ALL the things you want while LOOKING how you want them to look is nearly an impossible task.

      The best approach is to find something that looks and operates as close to what you want as possible.

      Failing that, you can invest in a WordPress framework, such as Ultimatum, Thesis or Genesis allows you to build the look and feel of the site from the ground up (literally)

      Yes, this will take time to learn/test/play/implement, but once you have done it a few times, it will come as second nature.

      Remember:

      Themes for quick and pretty sites but with limited or unwanted looks/functionality
      Frameworks for slower but more accurate outcomes for your site creations

      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I used to have techie issues. I just have been in the trenches so long and have gotten tools to make this easy. I recommend buying tools to simplify your tech problems.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      I used to have techie issues. I just have been in the trenches so long and have gotten tools to make this easy. I recommend buying tools to simplify your tech problems.
      Know where you're coming from there James.
      Tools to make things simpler are great when they're within financial reach, however they don't solve all the problems.

      The mechanic's job is made easier with the tools, but they still need to have a fair idea on what to do

      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    1. Customizing a blog theme and deleting the wrong piece of code... (ooops, I broke it)
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    2. Forgetting passwords to my email, websites, PayPal, ClickBank accounts.
    Those may not be the types of tech issues you're looking for but those are my tech issues... LOL :p
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    • Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      1. Customizing a blog theme and deleting the wrong piece of code... (ooops, I broke it)
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      2. Forgetting passwords to my email, websites, PayPal, ClickBank accounts.
      Those may not be the types of tech issues you're looking for but those are my tech issues... LOL :p
      My main problem was forgetting passwords etc but I wholeheartedly recommend Roboform. It not only remembers your passwords but when they're stored all you have to do is click on the name of the page or email etc that you want and it not only takes you to that page but actually logs you in as well! And you can also export a file of all your passwords so you can print a hard copy in case of emergency.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      1. Customizing a blog theme and deleting the wrong piece of code... (ooops, I broke it)
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      2. Forgetting passwords to my email, websites, PayPal, ClickBank accounts.
      Those may not be the types of tech issues you're looking for but those are my tech issues... LOL :p
      Hey Mike appreciate your input!

      On the first point, it's always crucial to create a backup of the files you intend to change, so if you need to backout at any point, it's just a case of restoring the original file

      On the 2nd point, one word...Roboform!

      Cheers,
      Paul.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      1. Customizing a blog theme and deleting the wrong piece of code... (ooops, I broke it)
        .
      2. Forgetting passwords to my email, websites, PayPal, ClickBank accounts.
      Those may not be the types of tech issues you're looking for but those are my tech issues... LOL :p
      Ah dude you answered it for me!! The other day I deleted the wrong code from theme-functions.php, the whole back end and front end just went white!! I hate sifting through code and just basically preform trial and error on it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
        Originally Posted by butters View Post

        Ah dude you answered it for me!! The other day I deleted the wrong code from theme-functions.php, the whole back end and front end just went white!! I hate sifting through code and just basically preform trial and error on it.
        Hey butters,
        If you're editing the file directly inside the WordPress "Editor" interface...
        Highlight ALL the code inside the editor window and copy/paste it to a notepad document (just to keep the original code "safe") while you do your trial and error.

        That way if you do something to break it, it's a case of pasting the code back from the notepad doc back into the editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Kyle
    In your own IM business, you need to build a small team of people with expertise who can handle most of those hassles for you (pay per job or hourly to begin with).

    However, to look at it another way, the posters in this thread have identified certain problems which therefore present opportunities for savvy marketers to solve with solutions.

    On a larger billion dollar scale, that's what this guy did:

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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    A 10yo trying to hide when he gets on my computer, and changing something so that he can play 3d video games that crashes my Video Driver several times a day and my system a couple times a day!!

    Formatting and reinstalling isn't exactly on my "want to do" list...
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    • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      A 10yo trying to hide when he gets on my computer, and changing something so that he can play 3d video games that crashes my Video Driver several times a day and my system a couple times a day!!

      Formatting and reinstalling isn't exactly on my "want to do" list...
      Pesky kids!! 10 times more calamitous than any technical issue
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      A 10yo trying to hide when he gets on my computer, and changing something so that he can play 3d video games that crashes my Video Driver several times a day and my system a couple times a day!!

      Formatting and reinstalling isn't exactly on my "want to do" list...
      Hehe, I can relate...I have a 4yo that LOVES playing games on Daddy's computer

      Best thing here is to lock the computer before leaving it, simple solution but it works!

      Cheers,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    Originally Posted by Paul Irvine View Post


    What are your Top 5 "Techie Issues" that have stolen your sanity lately?
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  • Profile picture of the author mook
    I never have techie problems.... I'm an IT manager/developer
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
    Thanks for the contribution there mook. I have 14 years prior IT consultancy experience and I'm looking to share solutions with those that are kind enough to contribute to the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlieMain
    Good question Paul

    I often get small problems around software - solution is the internet but that can be all over the place. Sometimes you need just one source to help.

    One that really gets me is Chrome eating system resource - even after close down tabs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
    Hi Charlie, thanks!

    The thing with Chrome is it's not the chrome software itself that's a hog, it tends to be the plugins, more so it tends to be Adobe Flash player which is a REAL systems hog.

    It's also the reason it's getting phased out due to it eating RAM and resources like there was no tomorrow.

    This isn't the case all the time but it is one I see time and time again. Check your plugins and see if there's anything in there

    Thanks,
    Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
    So guys, I've had a lot of good feedback over the last week or so, but I dont believe for a SECOND that this has covered the tech annoyance spectrum by any stretch

    Any more for any more?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    My biggest challenge is to get every internet marketer to buy my products.

    Is there a technical solution for this?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I've always been a techie type of person and spent great amounts of time learning to do everything I want and need to do. I used to read technical manuals for entertainment. lol.

    Most of my customers are far less techie. Many don't even know how to upload a file to the internet. That's a big one. There seems to be a fear of breaking stuff if they even try.

    There are very few technical problems that I can't solve (if I run into one that has me scratching my head) by doing a search on Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I've always been a techie type of person and spent great amounts of time learning to do everything I want and need to do. I used to read technical manuals for entertainment. lol.

      Most of my customers are far less techie. Many don't even know how to upload a file to the internet. That's a big one. There seems to be a fear of breaking stuff if they even try.

      There are very few technical problems that I can't solve (if I run into one that has me scratching my head) by doing a search on Google.
      Yup, Google is certainly a mine of information when it comes to finding an answer to a problem.

      The REAL problem is, no one wants to trawl Google for the answer.

      And even when they do, they could find 4 or 5 (or more) variations on the answer they're looking for in the first place.

      Another example of why our marketplace is full of existing and soon-to-be "info overloaded" individuals.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    Nice topic Paul!

    1: Clients|Vateams|Students|Bluechip IT Companies|Anyone... not backing up
    2: People that do not do|understand|act on #1
    3: Once #1 has been demoed|taught|scheduled.. they do not put it into practice Doh!
    4: Men that wear kilts, that think they know about "tech" ;-)
    5: NOT backing up your work|sites|servers|email|PC|folders|SDcards|MySql Databases|Actual physical live work... as your FIRST & LAST job, automated or manually, by cron job or trained VA, daily, weekly or bi-weekly!

    So BACKUP's and any variation are|have always been the thorn in any on or off line entity, even back to the day on 1/8 grade tape to tape ibm's, we backed up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      My problem isn't so much techie stuff.
      It is the constant jumping through hoops doing SEO and Marketing.
      It feels like I am lost at sea after the ship sank, yelling , trying to get noticed, while trying to stay afloat.
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Chris Silvey,

        Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

        My problem isn't so much techie stuff.
        It is the constant jumping through hoops doing SEO and Marketing.
        It feels like I am lost at sea after the ship sank, yelling , trying to get noticed, while trying to stay afloat.
        I'm not suggesting that it applies to you, but it took me a few years to really cotton on to the fact that there is a whole industry within IM, built around convincing people that the only route to success is to do the opposite of 'keeping it simple', hence they need to learn all of this SEO and marketing stuff and therefore need a constant supply of ever-changing and always-needing-updating software tools to compete.

        Once lost in this sea, many find that it takes a full working day (each day) just to RTFM and get the buggy software to work properly, before they get a chance to realise that the 'labour-saving' devices don't actually achieve anything much except replacing a few mouse clicks with automated mouse-clicks, purely in order to complete a task that achieves absolutely nothing except perhaps forcing another site to introduce captchas.
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        • Profile picture of the author footpod
          ExRat is right - But I think the whole world is in that level of thinking.

          Many people these days have endless pods and pads, need to sync this and backup that. It's a wonder they ever get any work done.

          My goal for 2013 is to keep things simple...
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          • Profile picture of the author daddykool
            Originally Posted by footpod View Post

            ExRat is right - But I think the whole world is in that level of thinking.

            Many people these days have endless pods and pads, need to sync this and backup that. It's a wonder they ever get any work done.

            My goal for 2013 is to keep things simple...

            That is what a lot of IMr's need to do! KISS!

            Get shot of ALL your devices, get a kilt and keep your pen and paper written backups, in the sporran like Paul :p
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
          Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

          Hi Chris Silvey,



          I'm not suggesting that it applies to you, but it took me a few years to really cotton on to the fact that there is a whole industry within IM, built around convincing people that the only route to success is to do the opposite of 'keeping it simple', hence they need to learn all of this SEO and marketing stuff and therefore need a constant supply of ever-changing and always-needing-updating software tools to compete.

          Once lost in this sea, many find that it takes a full working day (each day) just to RTFM and get the buggy software to work properly, before they get a chance to realise that the 'labour-saving' devices don't actually achieve anything much except replacing a few mouse clicks with automated mouse-clicks, purely in order to complete a task that achieves absolutely nothing except perhaps forcing another site to introduce captchas.
          You're absolutely right mate, as you will see the way I responded to Chris' query above.
          Tools are supposed to be exactly that...tools.
          A lot of us take our cars to the garage for servicing/MOT/Road tests etc.

          Sure the garages tend to be FULL of tools, but these are there to AID the mechanic that's working on your car, not to replace him.

          The right toolsets can really save TONS of time and increase productivity.

          On the basis that yes we do see a LOT of product releases here on the WF (a lot of it duplicated or "slightly tweaked" training/plugins/software etc) it's no wonder that so many people end up confused and frustrated.

          There are skills to learn to make it online, and anyone thinking otherwise needs to either realign their whole thinking behind making money online OR head back to the job centre (sorry but it's 100% true).

          Tools are there to help us, but it is down to the individual to acquire and use those tools to the betterment of the tasks they already understand.

          That's my way of thinking anyway

          Thanks again for joining the thread!
          Paul.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
        Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

        My problem isn't so much techie stuff.
        It is the constant jumping through hoops doing SEO and Marketing.
        It feels like I am lost at sea after the ship sank, yelling , trying to get noticed, while trying to stay afloat.
        Hey Chris, thanks for adding to this growing thread

        The "hoops" you refer to are part and parcel of the fun and games of getting your site pages ranked, therefore generating the money from whichever way you monetize your websites.

        But let me ask you this...
        Have you made any money from the SEO/Marketing side of things yet?
        Do you have a solid process in place, or are you jumping from one thing to another without a solid direction?

        I certainly won't assume to know where you are in your marketing Journey, but where a LOT of people fall down is doing disjointed tasks and hoping for them to come together to start generating the dollars.

        It doesn't happen like that, not any more I'm afraid

        The main things you need are (and it really is as simple as this)
        1. A product (either your own or affiliate) to sell
        2. Traffic (From SEO, squeeze page, auto-responder...etc..)
        3. A buy now button

        Of course there are other elements inside each of those three steps, but essentially that is the entire "sequence" laid out for you, just need to add the "meat to the bones" as it were
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      Just an interesting observation and no offence intended to anyone (actually, it's a compliment.)

      If you've been around here a while you will be familiar with the slightly unusual style that Steve (Seasoned) uses when he posts (lots of CAPS, bold, underlines, colour, numbered lists, options/options|options.) You'll probably also notice that he is highly skilled in the techie area.

      But I couldn't help noticing that there are others being drawn to this thread, who also have similar, unusual posting styles and are probably also highly intelligent techie types.

      Anyone else notice this? It affects the posts and the sig file and everything else. Fascinating. I'd sooner read that stuff than try to compute 'txt slang' though, any day.

      No offence intended.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by daddykool View Post

      Nice topic Paul!

      1: Clients|Vateams|Students|Bluechip IT Companies|Anyone... not backing up
      2: People that do not do|understand|act on #1
      3: Once #1 has been demoed|taught|scheduled.. they do not put it into practice Doh!
      4: Men that wear kilts, that think they know about "tech" ;-)
      5: NOT backing up your work|sites|servers|email|PC|folders|SDcards|MySql Databases|Actual physical live work... as your FIRST & LAST job, automated or manually, by cron job or trained VA, daily, weekly or bi-weekly!

      So BACKUP's and any variation are|have always been the thorn in any on or off line entity, even back to the day on 1/8 grade tape to tape ibm's, we backed up!
      Hey daddycool, thanks for joining the discussion

      1. I have lost count over the last decade or so where businesses have bombed, lost vital files, websites dying, whole LLCs/LTD getting into serious trouble because they had no backup in place, of any description...beggars belief!
      2. See #1
      3. See #2
      4. LOL - I only don my kilt for Weddings or when I'm drinking my Irn Bru with my Scotch Pie and Beans
      5. You agree with me then, that's good! Backups are KEY for business continuity, regardless of whether you're business is a day old or many years old.

      A business critical task that should NOT be put off until it's too late!

      Thanks again for your input mate,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author footpod
    Nice idea for a thread. Currently battling with mysql permissions for our custom url shortener since our tech guy went AWOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by footpod View Post

      Nice idea for a thread. Currently battling with mysql permissions for our custom url shortener since our tech guy went AWOL
      Hi footpod,

      That sounds like a rather irritating predicament to be in.
      Drop me a PM, might be able to help you out with that!

      As far as the "AWOL" side of things go, I won't jump to conclusions as I don't know your business setup, but if you're outsourcing this task then ensure that you use someone who has a high rating on the board you've outsourced from.

      Forgive me if I sound like I'm stating the obvious, but the number of contacts I have on Skype that have been burned by unreliable outsourcers is positively insane.

      Reputation
      Proof of work
      History with the outsource board

      Think of them as an ebay seller. If they don't read well, it's unlikely they will work well without something coming unstuck

      Cheers,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    Welcome...


    Backups are only 2nd to getting paid on time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Without doubt, customizing themes, page tempates etc in Wordpress.

    I can't believe nobody has really provided a killer solution in terms of a "WYSIWGY" page and theme editor. They're all too complex when you get under the hood and require technical skills... or they're all too basic and produce crappy results in terms of design.

    Somebody please create a plugin that lets you literally design, drag and drop all the elements of a page template exactly how you want... I'll be your first happy customer P)
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

      Without doubt, customizing themes, page tempates etc in Wordpress.

      I can't believe nobody has really provided a killer solution in terms of a "WYSIWGY" page and theme editor. They're all too complex when you get under the hood and require technical skills... or they're all too basic and produce crappy results in terms of design.

      Somebody please create a plugin that lets you literally design, drag and drop all the elements of a page template exactly how you want... I'll be your first happy customer P)
      Hi Nick, someone has actually released a product you're describing and it's called WP Ultimatum

      Sent you a PM about it, needless to say that after a little learning, you can get the site/pages to the EXACT layout/colour/feel you want and it's all point and click / drag and drop!

      Hope it helps,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    Freakin plugins affecting the theme and i don't know where to begin with fixing it.

    I have a plugin that when I activate it, I get a line going through the middle of my theme... but only on some templates..

    Just a mess in my book. Great post
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by Dennisknows View Post

      Freakin plugins affecting the theme and i don't know where to begin with fixing it.

      I have a plugin that when I activate it, I get a line going through the middle of my theme... but only on some templates..

      Just a mess in my book. Great post
      Hi Dennis,
      This is the problem with plugins...there is NEVER a guarantee that they are going to work with every theme/setup with WordPress.

      A lot of the plugins released on the marketplace are created by coders that don't fully understand how their code can affect the WordPress themes/overall look/operation.

      If there is a line appearing, it sounds like it's affecting the CSS (the layout "settings" of the page) in question.

      This is a typical plugin/WordPress incompatibility issue I'm afraid.

      I would get in touch with the plugin developer and tell them what's happening (send a screenshot or two). It might be a simple change to the code they need to fix it or they may look into fixing the problem.

      I would definitely drop them an email/ticket - and absolutely if it's a paid plugin (which I'm guessing it is)

      Cheers,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author markcr
    Banned
    Ben there pullled my hair out., aged 20 years. Lost whole sites and mailnig lsits due to "problems" Almsot gave up becasue of it.

    from now on..back up often and test it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aula
    Number 1. godaddy
    Number 2. godaddy
    Number 3. godaddy
    Number 4. godaddy
    Number 5. godaddy

    they make it so hard and so complicated to simply sail through their unlimited number of requests to set up passwords, pins, unique usernames, it is simply a hell...
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      Number 1. godaddy
      Number 2. godaddy
      Number 3. godaddy
      Number 4. godaddy
      Number 5. godaddy

      they make it so hard and so complicated to simply sail through their unlimited number of requests to set up passwords, pins, unique usernames, it is simply a hell...
      Hi Aula,
      Having used or been involved with a number of hosts over the years, I have to say that GD can be an UTTER pain in the ...

      Especially purchasing a new domain, the number of upsells, downsells, sidesells is just crazy.

      After trying most of the commercial ones, I settled for HostGator and never looked back.

      Started off with their business plan, now on their reseller tariff which suits my needs perfectly.

      And remember...if you're sick of GD then you can move on, it's not as scary as it seems to migrate your sites from one place to another.

      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    Things that I struggle with, technically:

    Setting up funnels in the backend
    Cloning websites (its easier than creating a new one from scratch)
    Some Email Marketing provider configurations (Aweber/GetResonse)

    Well, these are some issues in a nutshell!

    Thanks for this thread!
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Irvine
      Originally Posted by princecapri View Post

      Things that I struggle with, technically:

      Setting up funnels in the backend
      Cloning websites (its easier than creating a new one from scratch)
      Some Email Marketing provider configurations (Aweber/GetResonse)

      Well, these are some issues in a nutshell!

      Thanks for this thread!
      Hey pricecapri,

      I did a series of funnel discussions/tutorials on YT recently, would love to post the link here but don't think I'm allowed to.

      If you checkout my YT channel "Time2livel1fe" there is a play list there talking about sales and launch funnels...hopefully that will help give you a general overview!

      Cloning websites, use something like Duplicator or a paid offering like wp-twin.

      Massive time saver!

      As for the AR systems, I specialize in Aweber so won't pretend to know the GR setup, which issues are you having with Aweber?

      Thanks for your contribution!
      Paul.
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