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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By kilgore
Re: All Successful Marketers Have This in Common!

I know that this is a myth that we as entrepreneurs -- and just as regular human beings -- want to believe. That success (or failure) is completely up to us. That if we just strive high enough, work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By kilgore
Re: Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Rel

As I said about 153,691 times above, I think the chances that we'd be able to get this change rolled back are small. But I do think the chances aren't zero. Companies do respond and change behavior...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By kilgore
Re: Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Rel

I must say, I find it a surprising that the prevailing reaction on this thread basically is one of resignation and defeatism.

I perfectly understand that this isn't everyone's fight. If you don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By kilgore
Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Release

As most Amazon affiliates are aware, the commission rates are being drastically reduced starting March 1. At best this is going to be a painful transition for many as we react and shift our energies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,589
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

Thanks for the update. I had been waiting nervously for the official announcement from Amazon as to what their rates are going to be. It was about what I was expecting -- if anything, it was a little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By kilgore
Re: Gmail account is already registered

Why would you care about a gmail address anyway? Using a free, Google-branded email address looks unprofessional. You now own a domain name. Use it. Make your new email address something@domain.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By kilgore
Re: Sendy Install

To be honest, if you don't know what MySQL is (hint: https://www.mysql.com/) you should really consider going with a hosted mailing solution. Mailchimp, Aweber, and Constant Contact are among the big...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,589
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

You may be guessing, but I think it's a good guess. I remember a conversation I had with a UK Amazon affiliate rep a while back and he was definitely pushing fashion and apparel. You'll also note on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,589
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

To be fair, small businesses tend not to have much control over much of anything.

If you persue an e-commerce model rather than an affiliate model, suppliers and shipping companies can easily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,589
Posted By kilgore
Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

I had a call with an affiliate rep from Amazon, and since I wasn't asked to keep it a secret, I thought I'd relay what I was told.

Starting March 1, Amazon is moving away from a volume based fee...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By kilgore
Re: New Site - First Month - getting 25000 Unique Users

I'm not sure how realistic it is for you, but we had just under 50,000 visitors to our site in our first month -- all using "free" traffic.

How did we do it? Three ways:


Our site concept...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By kilgore
Re: Rank online business models in terms of scalability

You're right that some business models have greater potential for scalability than others. You just don't seem to know what a business model is.

Affiliate marketing isn't a business model, it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By kilgore
Re: Amazon Assocs payment for Aussies!

We're US-based, but we get Amazon payments from a bunch of different countries. And yes, we get paid by check, but in the Amazon store currency, not our own (e.g., GBP for Amazon.co.uk).

As to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By kilgore
Re: Affiliate marketing is a waste of time, effort and money!

Translation: "I can't make any money with affiliate marketing, therefore affiliate marketing must suck."

P.S. Affiliate marketing is just a monetization method, nothing more, nothing less. And...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,042
Posted By kilgore
Re: Hight Ticket vs Low Ticket Affiliate Sales?

Where do these numbers come from? Anyone can make up numbers that supposedly prove their point. For example, in my imaginary world, low ticket items are much better than high ticket items because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By kilgore
Re: Suggestion for the next step

Here's the thing: courses don't generate income. Businesses do. I suppose you might take a course to help you learn how to start or run a business. But it's still the business making money -- and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By kilgore
Re: my budget + your ideas...help me cross the finish line

If you're willing to work just 2 hours a day, I've heard of this system that will allow you to earn $3500 per month -- far above the $600 - $900 a month you're hoping to earn.

Oh wait... The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,780
Posted By kilgore
Re: Telling People How Much Money You Make

Actually, I do think it's (usually) mutually exclusive to be both customer-focused and overly money-focused -- especially in the short term. Starting a business is by definition an exercise in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,780
Posted By kilgore
Re: Telling People How Much Money You Make

To some extent, everyone who starts a business is motivated by money. You have to pay the bills, after all. However, problems can occur when money is your primary motivator -- and this is especially...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,614
Posted By kilgore
Re: whats the best way to make some money online, with limited budget??

So you don't have skills...

And you don't have knowledge...



You don't have time...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd December 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 261
Posted By kilgore
Re: Installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD, (The good, bad and Ugly).

When I say "wiping" I'm talking about reformatting it. This process completely removes Windows 10 (and any other data you may have on this disk), so there's no risk of black screens or Windows 10...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd December 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 261
Posted By kilgore
Re: Installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD, (The good, bad and Ugly).

This post belongs in off topic. It has nothing to do with internet marketing


You don't need a new hard drive. You can just reformat the old one, wiping Windows 10 off of it. You can also dual...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By kilgore
Re: Pre launch kickstarter

We've not used Kickstarter ourselves, but we do promote Kickstarter topically-relevant projects that we think our users might be interested in, so I have a pretty good idea for what works -- at least...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By kilgore
Re: Venture Capital - Beyond Friends and Family

Few -- if any -- venture capital firms are going to be interested in a 40K deal -- it's far too small. What you want is an angel.

Here are a couple of articles that might get you started in your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By kilgore
Re: Review about my strategy

Why does anyone need your site? What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?

I can get more product information and better reviews on Amazon.com itself. There are more buying options...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 331
Posted By kilgore
Re: What is the IM way of making money that is more zen..

Just get a job doing something like data entry.

You don't succeed as an entrepreneur by being repetitive. You just don't. You need to constantly be trying new things, evaluating your results, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,404
Posted By kilgore
Re: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Who cares?

If you have an idea for a successful business and the ability to make it happen, but to make it work you'll need to spend a few hundred -- or even a few thousand -- bucks are you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By kilgore
Re: Agent Smith wants me back in 9-to-5 Matrix

Yes, thank you.

I don't see why we have to fetishize self-employment and denigrate regular jobs. In fact, I would never, ever have been able to start my own business without the fifteen years of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,657
Posted By kilgore
Re: EXCLUSIVE: My experience hanging out with the CEO of Warrior Forum

Since this thread has been resurrected, I took the liberty of looking at the recent activity of those Warrior Forum cheerleaders who came out of the woodwork on this thread to say how great the WF is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By kilgore
Re: There is no such thing as EASY money... why does everyone keep on going on about it?

Of course there's easy money.

A couple months ago, while walking around town I happened to find a $20 bill just lying on the ground. I bent over, picked it up and 10 seconds later I was $20...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,672
Posted By kilgore
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

I wonder if this letter would be more appropriately addressed to "Dear Abby" than to the Warrior Forum. Your problem isn't a business or marketing problem -- it's a relationship problem.

With that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By kilgore
Re: Million Dollar Marketer Seeking Advice

I still say you're barking up the wrong tree. Instead of asking this question on this forum, here's what I'd do:


Listen to your customers

What are your customers saying they want/need? How...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By kilgore
Re: Million Dollar Marketer Seeking Advice

Exactly.


So are they talented or are they not talented? If they're talented, as Al says, ask them. Succeeding in business is about using your brain and if your staff is as talented as you seem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By kilgore
Re: Tips for creating the bulletproof Terms and Conditions for your Website

You talk a lot about "ruining it all" and "loopholes" and such. But in my four plus years operating my business and in the 10 years before that working as a web developer, I've never once encountered...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By kilgore
Re: NDA including data security clause?

I don't see what's stupid about it. It's his contract so within reason, he can put what he wants in it. If the consultants evaluating his proposal think it's unreasonable, they can either ask for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,782
Posted By kilgore
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

It's an older book, but I'd encourage you to read "Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days" (See: https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Work-Stories-Startups-Early/dp/1430210788).

In reading...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By kilgore
Re: Need a lil help

I'm not a tax attorney... But if you live in the US, if Amazon is paying you via gift card, those earnings are almost certainly taxable.

See:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By kilgore
Re: Please critique my plan.

Not to be discouraging, but your plan really isn't much of a plan. It's more like a very, very high level to do list. The steps you outline may well be good ones, but there's really no way to judge...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By kilgore
Re: What do you look and expect as an affiliate?

I'm not in a niche that has anything to do with what you're offering, but I'll chime in anyway in hopes of getting the discussion going for you.
With that in mind, my top two criteria when choosing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By kilgore
Re: Do They Teach You Everything?

Because you can't learn to run a business through a step-by-step process. Businesses are iterative processes not linear processes. And so you need to be able to use your own brain, judgement and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 754
Posted By kilgore
Re: Need your guys advice on a new idea and if there is a demand for it or not?

Whether or not it's true, let's just assume there's a demand for what you're talking about. So what? You already have a small, but sucessful business. Why would you want to distract yourself from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By kilgore
Re: Plan to invest money some 100k

Despite your claims to the contrary, it's obvious that you don't really know much about running a business, online or offline.

The $100K you're talking about -- assuming that you actually have it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th October 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By kilgore
Re: Dissertation/Thesis Ideas on Areas of IM

One interesting topic would be to try to understand what SEO practices really matter. There are a lot of rumors out there -- few (if any) of them with any actual data to support them.

As one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th October 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By kilgore
Re: Dissertation/Thesis Ideas on Areas of IM

What's your field? Internet marketing is very multidisciplinary and I could imagine a variety of interesting dissertation ideas in all sorts of fields, from computer science to linguistics to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,631
Posted By kilgore
Re: Crazy marketing experiment to "get more sales" - the results

Exactly.

Especially once people start to realize that the orders being barked are a bunch of nonsense.

Or in the online business equivalent -- once they figure out that despite whatever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,631
Posted By kilgore
Re: Crazy marketing experiment to "get more sales" - the results

I guess I just don't see why you care so much about being right here.

I'll say it again: You're right. Nobody is going to know if the phone number on a website is a real phone number unless they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,631
Posted By kilgore
Re: Crazy marketing experiment to "get more sales" - the results

Of course you can put whatever you want to on a site and most people -- at least at first -- won't have a clue. I imagine, however, that if your site has anything but the smallest size and stature,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By kilgore
Re: Best Amazon Affiliate method

Both can work. And both can fail. It all depends on your users and what the value is that you're delivering to them.

For instance, if your shop is basically a scaled down mirror of a few (or a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By kilgore
Re: Beginner's Questions - Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon is certainly a viable option -- it's by far the largest source of revenue on our site. But it's also not the only game in town. Moreover, even if you do decide to use Amazon, you don't have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By kilgore
Re: Beginner's Questions - Amazon Affiliate Program

OK, you're doing better. But you're still not quite there. Let's go back to the three most basic elements in a business model:


What are the needs that your customers have?
How are you going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,657
Posted By kilgore
Re: EXCLUSIVE: My experience hanging out with the CEO of Warrior Forum

That's great that y'all have rediscovered the WF. I just hope you participate. Right now I see that of the FL Cheerleaders who came out of the woodwork, only one of you has posted on any thread other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,657
Posted By kilgore
Re: EXCLUSIVE: My experience hanging out with the CEO of Warrior Forum

Great question. And the logical follow up is why and how has this thread been so quickly found by about a half dozen Freelancer cheerleaders who've suddenly rediscovered the forum after months -- if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By kilgore
Re: Beginner's Questions - Amazon Affiliate Program

No doubt you'll get a lot of responses here telling you to do this, do that. I'm here to tell you that they're all wrong -- or at least premature.

From what I gather, right now you still don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By kilgore
Re: Amazon affiliate program link type?

You might be interested in this thread:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/1212345-do-you-cloak-amazon-links.html

To summarize what I wrote there:

Don't...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 6th September 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By kilgore
Re: what is the best ADSENSE or affiliate matketing

Your question is like asking, "What's better, a hammer or a screwdriver?" Both are effective tools in the right situation -- and both are innefective in the wrong situation. And indeed, often in a...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 5th September 2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By kilgore
Re: Special Icon for Old Threads

Since it's been almost eight months since you started your "slightly different approach", I wonder if there has been any progress on this issue.

I honestly don't care if this problem is solved...
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