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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Is drop shipping worthwhile?

I have always supported affiliate marketing over drop shipping for the simple fact of not having to deal with customer issues (including RETURNS), credit card processing charges, and not having...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Google Image Redirect

Here is the plugin I found.
WordPress › Google Images Redirect « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-images-redirect/)

Thus far my traffic hasn't dropped at all. My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How Do You Market Your Website Design Service to the local Business

I was lucky in my local area. Everyone who was selling "website services" had outdated portfolios. I put on a Chamber meeting and talked about stuff they had no clue about. It piqued their interest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Cant make a sale as an affiliate :(

Targeted traffic is key to finding success with affiliate marketing in my opinion. From a search engine perspective "buyer keywords" are what can really push your affiliate marketing revenue to new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum. This is an amazing community, and the crazy amount of information stored within these pages is over-whelming.

This page is your new best friend!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: The 2 Biggest IM Mistakes I've Made

I myself waited far too long to get into list building. I always thought I needed my own product. It wasn't until it dawned on me that I could get targeted users who would happily buy stuff through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 819
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Blogger vs. .info

I would go with the .info domain. Any blogger blog I have ever set up I did so with the assumption that it would eventually be deleted. Any serious income sites I've created have always had their own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Duplicate Content with Google [Solved 301 Redirect]

I had a site hosted on Yahoo up until last month. I didn't have access to a .htc access file so I couldn't do a 301 redirect for the www. non www. issue. I ranked it on page one just fine even though...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,544
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Internet Marketing: It's NOT About Money!!

I wanted to come back and add one more thing about Walt Disney. He's an idol of mine, and while I agree with his quote that he didn't start Disneyland to make money, he certainly did to, as he put it...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th January 2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How much do you want success?

I tell all my friends this when they ask whats wrong with their current situation.

I don't care what your goal is. Whether its to be a movie maker, a rockstar, or someone who just wants to make a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: My site's rankings were improving, but now it has dropped 100 spots?!?

Everything is fine!

I bolded that because its a waste of energy to panic. God knows I did a lot when I first started. The dance is awesome. Why? Because you have a greater chance of coming back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Target = Building a Global Phenomenon

This was the same philosophy I used when I was first interested in trying to make money online. I wanted to make $10 on something and sell it 2000 people. Thats it. That was my goal. It took me two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,544
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Internet Marketing: It's NOT About Money!!

I really like this quote. It reminds me of trying to rank a site on the page one and then the fight to numero uno. Sometimes its easy, but sometimes I get in over my head with my research and I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Hubpages, do you use it?

I have a network of 332 hubs, all on one account no less. It's an easy way to take advantage of terms with 500 searches or less. I've promoted a few affiliate products this way, but mainly use it to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Google Image Redirect

I just installed a redirect plugin on one of my sites that I get a ton of Google Image traffic from. I guess I'll just comeback here and report if my traffic takes a dive or stays steady.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Google Image Redirect

This is where I found it.
vanessa minnillo - Google Search (http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=vanessa+minnillo&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1165&bih=1048)

Click on the images...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,502
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: $30,000 per month with adsense... Is it possible?

Maybe if your EZA... $30,000 a year seems more feasible for a small time marketer than $30,000 a month using Adsense. I'm not saying it can't be done, but your going to be hard pressed to find...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By MikeLiving
Google Image Redirect

I did a search but couldn't find much on this topic. For one of my sites I get a ton of Google Image traffic because of the content of the site. I noticed that quite a few sites seem to be using a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How To Build A List Using Forum Marketing

In my opinion trust is really a non-issue when it comes to "list building." I just want your damn email address and you want whatever it is I'm giving you in exchange for that email address. There is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: $100 A Day?

My first goal was $10 a day. I felt this was within my reach but still a challenge. I just wanted an extra $300 a month. That was it. I'm not looking to quit my day job, or anything else, just wanted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,796
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Anyone Switch To Mac & Regretted It?

I'm about to buy a mac (mac mini to be exact) so I'll let you know once I get it. Windows 7 is a nice OS, almost as if XP and Vista had a beautiful baby--but OSX is calling me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Just Finished My Site, Now How To Get Traffic?

One of the easiest ways to drive traffic to a brand new website is to find niche-specific message boards and begin posting away. Juice yourself into the niche community (find out what they talk...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: I am asking for a system...Willing to pay, I just think what I am doing now is not working!

This is a great idea, especially for a beginner. Be sure you can sign up as an affiliate in your state though, as Amazon has been cutting ties with any state that passes certain tax laws.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Can Commitment Turn any Decent WSO into a Winner?

I think there are really two kinds of WSO's, or classification's if you will. There are those that are seemingly educational or reference material. For example someone could release a WSO on a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th January 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How My Brand New Site Became #11 out of 5,320,000 Google Search Results Within 24 Hours

So I guess the biggest question is one to monetize this? If its a standard wordpress blog (as all the posts are listed on the homepage) what are you accomplishing other than sending traffic to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Keyword Research Programs - What do you use?

I use a combination of Traffic Travis, Google's Keyword Tool and the SEO Spyglass Suite. I have heard a lot about Samurai, but never plunked down the cash for it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: What are the top 5 affiliate programs on the web?

If you are speaking strictly individual programs I would say that the Netflix program might be one of the most popular affiliate programs on the web currently.

Amazon is popular because its easy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,911
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Twitter Mostly a Waste of Time - Example:

I think twitter success is solely dependent on how you use it. I use my accounts to simply tell my followers (who are already interested in my content/niche) that I have made a new post and to come...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: So incredibly frustrated....

If those were your ONLY two options then I would do the latter. A few more weeks of my time is not going to kill me, but stalling out my campaign because I did not have the support of CB could.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th January 2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Improve your time on IM. Save 100s of hours this year with this keyboard shortcut

I knew about Windows + M, but honestly ever since I've been running Windows 7 I just slam that mouse in the corner and a quick click brings everything down. It's really nice to say the least.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Cant decide where to buy a domain name.

Namecheap is the only place I buy, simply because I like their service, they don't try to upsell me the moon and Who Is Protection is included for that first year.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How to get webpage indexed and rank it quickly

Easiest way to get indexed? Take your blogs RSS feed and submit to Feedage. Then submit URL to Digg.com. You should be indexed within 24 hours. I'm 11-0 with this method, meaning its never failed me....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Do you concentrate on one Niche or Many?

I tried setting up websites for every niche I was interested in pursuing but I got stretched too thin. I've geared down a bit and now focus on three of my most successful niches and go after the low...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How to Make $2.00/day

I would definitely use free hosting to make the $2 a day. I would set up Hubs and Blogspot blogs and go from there. $2 a day with low competition would be pretty easy IMO.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th January 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,649
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: New Warrior - Tiffany Dow's Mom

Welcome to one of the best places to get advice and ideas on how to better market your business and products. Not to sound to promotional, but the massive amount of information literally buried in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,542
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: What is your free free traffic method?

Niche specific forums and most recently Facebook and Twitter. Looks like I finally broke the secret code on the latter part, because I am getting a flood of traffic from my account these days.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Celebrity Pics

So does that mean using licensed images on a fan page that runs advertising is a no-no. From this reasoning I would assume so. ?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How Does My Domain Extension (.info) affect my site ranking?

In my own experience the extension (.com, .org, etc.) has not mattered much. I have ranked a .info for a moderately competitive keyword. Essentially, its all about the SEO and on page keywords.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Make Sure You're Not Using One of the 500 Most Commonly Used Passwords...Here's the List

Well I didn't find any of my passwords on the list. Most of mine are extremely personal, so unless your part of an Extractor team (inception) then your going have a hard time cracking this safe!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,892
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Do People Judge You For Your Niche?

I've promoted all kinds of things. I remember my friends used to give me a hard time for shilling twilight posters and stand-ups. They quickly shut up after they realized that is how I made a down...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How Much Time Do You Spend Marketing?

When I first started I was going to work from 8:30 to 5pm and then working from 6pm till 12 or 1am every night. I wanted to succeed at this so bad and wouldn't let anything get in my way.

Today...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Moving from Yahoo host

I'm not sure how much money you are currently making or where it currently sits in the SERP's, but if it is minimal (i.e. what you make won't even cover the transfer costs, especially with the rtml...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Moving from Yahoo host

No its not you, it is complicated to move a site from Yahoo, especially if you used their site builder to build your site like I did. My site had to be redone completely once I transfered over. :mad:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Ebay affiliate

EPN is extremely picky in their screening process for websites. I myself have not cracked the code yet, and even bought a product that guaranteed I would be accepted. Still wasn't.

Honestly I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Are you a traffic generating beast?

Generating traffic really isn't that hard. By far the easiest ways I've found to generate traffic are:

1. Niche-related forums
Pretty easy. Find four or five niche-specific message boards and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Another example of why you don't put all of your eggs in one basket

Well the guy would have been fine with putting his eggs in the Adsense basket if he didn't break the rules. For example can a drug dealer be upset that his stash of weed was found by the police...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Change site/host

In short...

Yes you will see a change in ranking when your site is moved. If you are getting a decent amount of work from the site maybe it would be best to just re-negotiate a hosting agreement...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Registering my 1st Domain....Do I have to input my real contact info & phone #???

I always use my real name and address. In the event of a problem you are going to have a helluva time sorting things out if you used fake names and addresses. If you sign up with Namecheap you get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Any programs comparable to Amazon?

I live in Colorado and we also are not allowed to be affiliates. I live right on the border of Colorado and New Mexico. Thus I opened a bank account in NM and thats where my money goes into.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Affiliate Marketing

Well if they are truly one of a kind products then affiliate marketing is going to be a tad difficult. Unless you have copies of the one of a kind products. Unless I'm misunderstanding your question...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: I'm tearing my hair out!

Find some niche-related message boards and start posting away. Get your nose in "everybody's business" on the forums and go from there. Find five if you can and just make posts everyday with your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How do you make your living/money?

When I first started I had this (or what I thought was a) great idea. I was going to drop ship a certain womens shoe product and make a killing by under cutting the market. When the high costs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Getting Good Traffic But Not Converting?

Oh man... I don't mean to be a total dick here, but damn...
I think you need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

The font underneath the product pictures describing what one is going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: Can you make a living suing e-mail spam companies?

I would say that for me doing this probably wouldn't be too profitable. I would have to hire a lawyer. Going to law school would cost me some cash, so unless it was something I could do by reading up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: What is your favorite monthly service?

My monthly services tend to be more SEO based. Link building is something I can't stand so I outsource it whenever I can. Aweber also belongs on the list (no pun intended). My life would be so much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,395
Posted By MikeLiving
Re: How Many Warriors Will Be Working On Christmas Day ? Let's Get Some Stats !

Nope. I worked many hours to set up all of my sites months and months ago to ensure that I don't have to work when I don't want to. My little nephew is coming. I'll be enjoying his company and taking...
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