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Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By James Foster
Re: Anyone know a SELF HOSTED Email Marketing Software?

Mautic.org all the way.
It's self hosted and open source.
It's as good as active campaign - but free :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By James Foster
RE: Okay, I need your 100% honest advice

"I'm a big believer in giving away my content for free and generating revenue through affiliate links" .... might be time to change your beliefs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to upsell 5-USD-shower-head-buyers?

I'm confused, is this a brick and mortar store or a website?

If it's a B&M, your $5 shower head is your lead gen, and then your sales people should be using a consultative sales approach to find...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By James Foster
Re: has anyone ever put business cards in books

Think about this from the prospects point of view. How pathetic does a "consultant" look if they need to try to get business by sticking their business card in a bookstore book....

If nothing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By James Foster
Who's your perfect client?

Let's pretend I'm a genie and I can give you the absolute perfect small business client.

Who is that for you?

Is it a client who comes to you in bound from a direct response piece (mail or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd November 2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By James Foster
Re: How To Best Monetize User Data???

I'll assume you have correct legal statements in your TOS that you can in fact sell this data.
After that, I would take it to a list broker. Someone who already does and utilizes what you're...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th January 2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 164,267
Posted By James Foster
Re: My AliExpress Dropshipping journey starts today!

This is pretty much everything that is wrong with people who don't take business seriously.

I hope the lawyers make an example out of you.

You're no better than people selling knock off Prada...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 9th May 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By James Foster
Re: Would love some Feedback on my Capture Page

Neither of them look professional.

Think of it from your customer's point of view. Would you trust that site? I wouldn't.

Don't take this as harsh criticism, but as stepping into the mind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By James Foster
Re: A Tool To Find Out Where Website's Traffic Is Coming From?

Check out Follow.net - It's an extension for chrome that give you data from Quantcast, Compete, WhatRunsWhere, as well as keyword data from Google.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By James Foster
Re: When you order wholesale for Amazon, are scouting apps still a must have?

When analyzing wholesale for FBA all you need is your price list, the Amazon listing (for sales rank) and the FBA calculator to determine fees and potential ROI.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,341
Posted By James Foster
Re: No way to make profit on Amazon from wholesale products

... I take that back... You are absolutely right. There is no money to be made. You should quit trying.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th March 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By James Foster
Re: Looking For Best Man For CPA Coaching

I'm sure there's some WSOs you can throw money at. With such a limited budget that's probably your only option.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th March 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By James Foster
Re: A question for all of the PPV "experts".......

The problem with 30-50 URLs is that they won't bring in much traffic. You're probably talking about a few views a day unless you are targeting HUGE sites.

I'd rather start out with 3k URLs and set...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 6th March 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By James Foster
Re: What Kind Of Landing Pages Convert With Adf.ly?

For one you have no benefit in your headline at all.
Your offer is "build a wordpress website" - the people who are seeing that are going to ask themselves "Why?" and leave the page.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By James Foster
Re: Cooking Videos / entertainment

You might want to check out a YouTube show called Nerdy Nummies. It's cooking (baking actually) but it's fun and light, and gets a lot of views.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By James Foster
Re: How To Get Over WSO Launch Fear?

If it succeeds - you're a rockstar.
If it fails - no one notices.

The risk to your reputation or your livelihood is almost none existent.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By James Foster
Re: How Difficult is it to Sell a Product Using Clickbank?

To sell a product? Not hard at all. Put up a sales letter and pay your fee to Clickbank.

The trick of it is getting people to promote your product once it's up.
Forum: Social Media 15th September 2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By James Foster
Re: Alternative Methods to Get Facebook Likes? (& get them fast?)

Except he's likely looking for quality likes from real people interested in his topic.

Not crappy likes from far away countries of people who don't speak English and likely aren't even real people.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By James Foster
Re: Is Anyone Using Bitcoin Yet?

This is incredibly short sighted (and a little ignorant).

Germany has accepted it as form of currency, and many sites online now accept it.

It's growing more and more every day.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By James Foster
Re: Is Anyone Using Bitcoin Yet?

You've got that backwards.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By James Foster
Re: ROOFING COMPANY Leads

Buy a mailing list of houses that are coming on 10-15 years old would be my first suggestion.

If this is a national company, I'd check if there were any areas of the country with bad storms...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By James Foster
Re: College Freshmen with Plans

Shouldn't be a problem. When I met Will Perkins he was 19 and making a killing offline. There's no reason you can't do it too.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By James Foster
Re: Best place to advertise Local SEO Services

You shouldn't be selling SEO services anyways.

...At least not named as such.

SEO to offline businesses has become a commodity, and thus businesses shop around for the lowest price.

So...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By James Foster
Re: [List For Offliners] High PROFIT Niches

Look at whoever has the back cover of your local phone book. In my area that back cover sells for $25k. And if they'll spend that kind of money on something that can't be tracked - imagine what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By James Foster
Re: Life Insurance Leads Build Sites or Direct mail?

Online lead gen through PPC or SEO will likely be less expensive than direct mail.

As for going state or local. That will depend how big his local area is (can he get enough clients locally) and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,478
Posted By James Foster
Re: How To Become Locally Famous Overnight

You can use either your own website or a fan page. Either will work, but I personally use my (or clients) website.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By James Foster
Re: You know it, so why aren't you doing it?

Aaron, we're starting to talk about different things here.

I wasn't talking about being big, at all.

I'm perfectly happy being a one man shop.

And as such, I don't want to sell to the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By James Foster
Re: You know it, so why aren't you doing it?

And that's a perfectly good reason Claude. And I wish you all the best.

You have a great reason to why you deal with who you deal with. I'm not trying to challenge that (or you).

The reason I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By James Foster
Re: You know it, so why aren't you doing it?

That's kind of a self limiting belief isn't it?

Yes there are people who have money that are total penny pinchers.... but there are also lots of affluent business owners who spend like crazy.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By James Foster
Re: what's the best book or compilation of promos and contests for offline marketing?

I don't know of any book... You're talking about kind of a wide range of ideas.

Get creative.

I've got colleagues who do really well putting together non-profits and organizations with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By James Foster
Re: Outsourcing Telemarketing to The Philippines

You can hire people from the Philippines off Odesk for like $4-6/hr. The ones I've interviewed have had NO accent at all.

And since it's Odesk, they get paid after they work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By James Foster
Re: What Time Do You Send Your Emails?

Different days and times will affect your open rate over the short term, but I've found if you have a good relationship with the list, over the course of a day or two, your open rates become very...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By James Foster
Re: Is it better to be a "specialist" or "general practitioner"?

You'll be paid a lot more if you're seen as THE go to person for a specific group.

Maybe Chiropractors for example. Be the one person who understands Chiropractor's needs when it comes to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,478
Posted By James Foster
How To Become Locally Famous Overnight

As an offline consultant, wouldn't it be great if nearly every business owner recognized you immediately and knew what you were about before you ever approached them?

Heck, it'd be pretty nice if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By James Foster
Re: "I don't want to be a marketing guru, I just want to build websites..."

I agree you should specialize in a specific industry, top earning professionals almost always do, but I don't agree that you need certifications or degrees to prove your value.

If you've already...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By James Foster
Re: Do you think internet marketing is a lonely career?

There's this thing called Skype.... between that and conferences, you can get all the interaction you want.
Forum: Social Media 14th January 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By James Foster
Re: how to set up the advertising time on facebook?

What do you mean advertising time? The time the ad is displayed or the time the ad is approved?

You can't decide when it's approved, that's all facebook.
As for when it's displayed, there's not a...
Forum: Social Media 12th January 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By James Foster
Re: I am advertising for more facebook likes

8 cents a click is pretty high. I aim for 1cent to 5cents a click. Obviously trying to get as close to 1 cent as often as possible.

Through lots of testing and dozens of ads I've built a page of...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th November 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,323
Posted By James Foster
Re: Can anyone recommend a genuine JV broker (IM niche)?

Do you have data about your EPC from your list and that of past affiliates?

Your problem is you're unknown, and good brokers are booked MONTHS in advance. Everyone I know is booked 6 months out....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By James Foster
Re: Press Release Distribution Services?

Are you looking to just get SEO benefit from it? Or are you actually trying to get press and drive traffic that way?

What you're looking for will differ depending on what you're trying to do?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th October 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,226
Posted By James Foster
Re: Review my dropshipping website? 2,200 + products..

The editors of Cosmo are going to shocked to hear all those pictures of thin women in their women's magazine aren't working...

I guess those millions of copies sold, and tens of millions in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By James Foster
Re: Market An Interior Design Business? Help Appreciated.

This is spot on.

You'll get more traction with this than a blog, etc.

Look at all your complimentary businesses around this field that you should be introducing yourself too. Home builders,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,066
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to Help a Lawyer Get More Clients Online

Maybe online isn't where he should be focusing.

If he was my client, I'd be instructing him get to know heads of labor unions and trade associations.

Union reps are going to know who is having...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By James Foster
Re: No Capital - Smart or Creative Ways To Pre-Sell 500 Items @ $250 a Pop?

I would first and foremost find a product with higher margins.

The product sells for $250 but you can only give a $10 commission? That's like a 3% commission. I don't know anyone who'd be...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th July 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By James Foster
You're Awesome - Here's Proof!

A lot of us got online because we had great visions of starting our own successful businesses, becoming well-known and respected members of the niche(s), and having the money, fame, and influence...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,587
Posted By James Foster
Re: A Message To: "Top WSO Sellers Who Never Contribute To This Forum"

I"m sure this will make me unpopular, but you need to consider the product creators stand point too.

Money is of course object #1... and if you think that's wrong - marketing isn't for you.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By James Foster
Re: Best Ways to Get JV for upcoming WSO

Just get on skype and talk to people...

You're not going to make connections over night, but you're not going to have any if you don't start.
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th April 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By James Foster
Re: Laid off -- now what?

You know enough people Joe... I see no reason you couldn't replace your income quickly.

Have you tried the webinar circuit?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By James Foster
Re: Celebrities Accused of Using Ghostwriters

WHAT?! You mean our TV icons are pretty faces and interesting characters and NOT literary geniuses!

I'm shocked and appalled.

</sarcasm>
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 932
Posted By James Foster
Re: landing page AIN'T LANDING SH#T

There's a lot to consider here.

1) Where's your traffic currently coming from?

2) Is it enough traffic to give you statistically significant results?

3) Does this product fill a need?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By James Foster
Re: Ridiculously Simple Email Marketing Tips That Works !

Do you do much email marketing Tim (I ask since you're a self professed 'SEO guy')?

I do and I've never noticed a difference between sending sales emails or strictly content emails.

You get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,501
Posted By James Foster
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

Brenden, most of them are sad people who don't have any real control over their day to day life - so they try to take it out their frustration where they think they do have some control.

It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By James Foster
Re: How did Rebecca Black get so viral?

There's a bit of a difference between a person and their song going viral and trying to get a health supplement product to go viral...

You're talking about apples and oranges here.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th February 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,455
Posted By James Foster
Re: How many emails should I send to get a client?

Right.... because everyone reasons and responds to every email they get.
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,160
Posted By James Foster
Re: Fiction recommendations?

One of the guys Kern recommended was Charles Bukowski. One of his more popular books was Post Office.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By James Foster
Get Paid For Being Cool

Hey Offliners - long time no talk :)

Thought I’d share with you all an idea I had that will get you paid, just for being cool and giving away free information.

Not only will can you be...
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