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Forum: Beginners Area 15th July 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How can I become a Solo Ad seller?

Extremely. I enjoy helping people. But when they don't want to listen and only want things handed to them like they are entitled... <insert frustration emoji>
Forum: Beginners Area 14th July 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th July 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Can I do negative seo for https://www.consumercomplaints.in/ link coming in search.

Use the complaint to your advantage. Many people, including myself, search for negative reviews before doing business with a company. What I look for is HOW they respond to a negative review. Did...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th July 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Where to promote my referal link about a program

Best way is to purchase advertising on writer sites.
Forum: Beginners Area 9th July 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Host gator question/FTP client for Mac?

FileZilla is free and they do have a MAC OS X version.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Adding Contents and Monetizing a Directory Website

Directories are almost impossible to rank in Google. So how are you going to get traffic to it? You may be better off creating a travel blog that covers the tourist area. This way you can add real...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th July 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Paid Traffic To My Website Based On Niches And Not Keywords

Facebook pages take about 2 minutes to create. Just login to your Facebook page. In the left hand column at the bottom you will see a section named Create. Click on Page.


You don't have to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Use other vendors' products as OTOs?

It would be tough to use someone else's product as an OTO as is. Since they can just go to the page and buy it.


You could offer it as a companion product to the product they just purchased....
Forum: Email Marketing 13th May 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Are Solo Ads dead in 2018 and beyond? Or are they just mis-understood how to use them...

I buy solo ads all the time and do very well with them. But, I am very selective who I buy from. A lot of solo ad sellers are scammers. Fake traffic, low quality traffic, churn and burn traffic, paid...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

Cool post. You win, I bow to your greater mind. :) Now let's get back to the actual topic and keep it on topic. You already won. You changed my mind and I see the error in my ways.

Anyone else...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th March 2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Rob Whisonant
RE: Solo Ad Swaps: How Big Does Your List Have to Be For This?

The size does not matter at all. What you want to do is trade solo ads with others that have basically the SAME size email list as yours.

Now if your list size is 50 I would not expect much to...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th December 2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: The best headlines for email marketing ???

The best headlines are ones the email recipient is EXPECTING to get. When they sign up for your email list, they have specific expectations. Make sure the headlines of your emails are what they are...
Forum: Email Marketing 2nd December 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How to avoid losing subscribers who paid to be on our list

Move your list to another service. Or bring it in house.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 280
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Even if you did use an NDA... Can you afford to enforce it and take someone to court if they break it?
Forum: Email Marketing 28th October 2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 303
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Tips for getting more email opens?

You need to use story telling in your emails. At the end of the email start telling the next part of the story and right when it gets exciting...

To be continued in Thursday's email.
Forum: Email Marketing 28th October 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 303
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Tips for getting more email opens?

From the very first email on, use cliff hangers. Give them a taste of what is coming in the next email. Make it something they will look forward to. This way they are actually looking for your next...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Email Marketing Best Practices

You missed the most important best practice.

Send your subscribers what they EXPECT to receive. So many email marketers fail at this one simple thing.

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Forum: Email Marketing 24th October 2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Driving traffic with Solo ads,

You main goal should be to build your email list when using solo ads. They are basically freebie seekers. You need to get them on your list so you can soft sell to them over time. They need to be...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd October 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Email marketing in an oversaturated market

Saturated market according to who?

I have seen competitive markets but never a saturated one. It's just not possible to saturate a market. As people leave a market, new people come in. This...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th October 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What Is Your FASTEST WAY To Get Email Leads FREE!?

I'm going to say a bad word here. :) The majority of marketers think it never works and I want them to keep thinking that. They even tell people very loudly that it's a scam and not worth doing.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th October 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How Would You Build A Good List Reasonably Fast?

Build fast? Then paid traffic is the way I would go.

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Forum: Social Media 2nd October 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 835
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What Do You Think Of Posting In Facebook Groups For Traffic ?

If done right it works extremely well. The best way is to look for people asking questions in APPROPRIATE groups. Point them to an article on one of your sites that answer that question. In other...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th September 2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Autoresponder Scripts and Gmail,

Here is an article that covers warming an IP.

https://sendgrid.com/docs/Classroom/Deliver/Delivery_Introduction/warming_up_ips.html
Forum: Email Marketing 11th September 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Autoresponder Scripts and Gmail,

How many emails are you sending a day? What rate are you sending them at? Did you warm the sending IP?
Forum: Email Marketing 10th September 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Squeeze Page / Landing Page offer

Your lead magnet does not have to be an ebook. Here is an article I wrote that goes over what types of lead magnets to use.

The Different Types of Lead Magnets You Can Use for List Building...
Forum: Programming 3rd September 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Rebrandable Software Difficult?

If it's just simple text like you mentioned you can have the software program read in a text file with the data. Then to brand the GUI all you need to do is edit the text file.

If you need more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 177
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Why Does My Squeeze Page Suck?

OK... So it is going to build my confidence. What am I going to get out of building my confidence? I'm not seeing that answered by the headline.

You have just a few seconds to grab my attention...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th August 2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How do I start Email Marketing and does it still work?!

You should start selling to your list from day 1. But, you don't want to hard sell. You should be providing them with quality actionable content. That content can then recommend a product they can...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th August 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Optimum length of autoresponder e-mail?

When people are reading their emails they are in a "let's get the inbox empty as fast as possible mode." So you need the email just long enough to get them to click to a web page where they will...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th August 2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

The ones making money take the time to research the niche enough so they can come across as an expert. They then build a relationship with their subscribers.

The way you want to go about it, is...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th August 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

You seem to be still missing something. You are NOT building a relationship with your email subscribers. Without the relationship you will be lucky to get a random sale here and there.

Why should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Differences in records of the two tracking programs: HyperTracker vs. Pretty link

This is very common. In fact it is rare if the numbers equal. Here is an article I wrote that covers many reasons why this happens. Take a look at it and see if it helps.

Click Tracker Count...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th August 2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

Nope. I have seen lists that convert at over 1 in 10,000. Now buyers list are different animals. They can convert at 1 in 100 or better. But freebie lists that have not had a good solid know and...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th August 2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

You keep saying you can't write. Well you have made several posts in this thread and guess what? It sure looks like you can write fine.

Keep the emails short and sweet. The purpose of the email is...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th August 2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: can an autoresponder autofill the city of my prospect?

If for some reason the service you use does not have the GEO capability built in but allows custom fields...

You can use a script to determine their country or city when they visit your email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Facebook starts war on clickbait

Would love to see them cleanup the fake GIFs also. The ones that have the GIF symbol on them and they are actually just a link.

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Hosting Landing Pages on WordPress or Hosting Them On Other Sites...

I create my landing pages by hand in HTML and CSS. They load faster and don't have all the inherent vulnerabilities that wordpress adds to the equation.

You don't need the overhead of wordpress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Removing Video Controls in 2016

I know it has stopped me from buying a product. I'll watch the video and then later come back to watch a specific section again before I decide to buy. Now keep in mind I am in buying mode on the...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th July 2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How to create Single Page Website like this?[image]

Since you already know CSS and HTML this should be very easy for you. You can host it on any cpanel hosting account. If all you want is a few pages even the super cheap hosting plans will be fine.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th July 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Is it safe to promote Clickbank products through email?

Personally I would use a meta refresh (redirect) on your own site. That way your domain appears in the emails and not clickbank or a url shortner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help my GPT site protection against fraud

You are going to find that most of your fraud comes from specific countries. Start by blocking them.

Next you need to scrub all incoming IPs to see if they are open proxies or not. If they are,...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd July 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How do you send your emails?

I send my emails in HTML. I use the Foundation for emails framework to make them mobile friendly. I then pre-process them through an inliner before they are sent out too make them more compatible...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th July 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Collecting visitor's information - email addresses and what else?

Depends on the niche. Some niches I will collect the first name and email. Others just the email.

For membership sites I collect first, last, email and sometimes other info if it is pertinent to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th July 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 199
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Is Success In Online Business Limited To A ertain Age?

I'm older than you and do this full time and make a very good living from it.

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Forum: Email Marketing 16th July 2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Sell Solo-Ad's or Promote products

I do both. I make most of my money promoting products and add to the bottom line selling solo ads.
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd July 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Other Ways to Monetize Your List?

First thing that pops up to me is skin care products. Also, maybe write up some ebooks on how to keep your psoriasis from coming back. Another on what to do if you have a flareup. etc.

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Forum: Email Marketing 27th June 2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: question about non-confirmed subscriptions

Just use single opt-in. Double opt-in is a waist of time and subscribers except under certain circumstances like membership site signup, support desks etc.
Forum: Email Marketing 25th June 2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Does anyone want to share some email list building tips

My best tip is to determine a common problem your target audience has. Then create an ebook, video, podcast or something else that actually SOLVES that problem. Offer that as your lead magnet.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th June 2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How Often Should You Email Your List?

I send to my lists the number of times THEY expect me to. If they expect an email each day, I send one to them each day. If they expect one a week, I send them one a week. Helps greatly to reduce...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 540
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What was the first product you ever created (and you got at least one sale)?

An ebook on how to make money with tiny classified ads in newspapers. Actually sold very well.

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What Niches are doing really well through Internet Marketing

Stick with the evergreen niches but drill down into the sub niches that are not as competitive.

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: I Just Don't Get It...

Let me give you a little secret on how to get local businesses to hire you to create and manage their website.

Go to every business get together that is serving "alcohol" and start talking to...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th June 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Recommendations for new list building?

Since you really can only swap with list of about the same size, you may get 1 new subscriber if you are lucky.

Concentrate on building your list to at least 1000 before considering swaps.

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th June 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Posting blog posts on the forums the norm now?

Thanks. Missed that thread. Heading over to read it now.

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th June 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Posting blog posts on the forums the norm now?

Very curious about this.

I have noticed a ton of "new" members posting basically articles and long blog posts in the forums as thread starters. I always thought these types of posts are suppose to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 104
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: A Website is Plagiarizing Content From My Website. What Should I Do?

Send them and their host a DMCA take down notice to start.

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