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Forum: Social Media 3rd July 2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By matt5409
RE: Can't seem to make any headway on Reddit

Thanks for this. I didn't think karma meant anything, either, but my experience seems to suggest otherwise (every time). Perhaps I just need to give it more time. Have you had success with Reddit?
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Forum: Social Media 3rd July 2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By matt5409
Can't seem to make any headway on Reddit

Occasionally, a user with some decent karma posts a link to my website. I always get HUGE amounts of traffic from this.

I'd love to replicate this, but try as I might, I just can't seem to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
RE: Help me spend £1000

Thanks very much for this, I see where you're coming from! I'm concentrating on getting content out there and I'm trying to be vaguely controversial to start debates, but I don't want to come across...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
RE: Help me spend £1000

Thanks Steve.

I appreciate your careful dissection of the task ahead, and am cautiously happy to report I'm aware of most of this. I'm building email subscribers, but it is slow - 2 or 3 a week.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
RE: Help me spend £1000

Just the one so far!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
RE: Help me spend £1000

Thanks. Yes ~95% of my likes are from ads, and it's costing ~29c per like. It seems very hard to get page likes unless you pay for it (because obviously nobody actually sees your page!).

What I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
RE: Help me spend £1000

Thanks for your reply Steve, and for being so candid! Do you think that monetisation should follow a similar model to that of a blog?

I'm confident I can continue to generate interesting content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By matt5409
Help me spend £1000

Hi guys

I recently launched a new project (Design is Political - http://designispolitical.com). It's an online magazine which I am putting £2000 of my own money into to get off the ground. So far,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Re: Check my strategy

Alexa and Positivenegative - you're both basically WAY too up yourselves.

Veteran forum users. Well-respected. Etc.

You win trust with half-truths, sensationally written to excite and confuse...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Re: Check my strategy

Well I was clearly talking about Positivenegative when I referred to high earnings.

But Alexa I mean this is in the nicest possible way - your response was not so helpful (though I do appreciate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Re: Check my strategy

Well this thread turned a bit sour. I think what we're after is practical, actionable tips - not ideas shrouded in mystery. I'm really not interested in marketeers closely guarding their secrets but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Re: Check my strategy

Well I said I won't be paying for traffic, and I'm an affiliate publisher so being a merchant wouldn't be profitable (or possible). I'm looking at blogging (inc guest posting) and social solely - is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Re: Check my strategy

Thanks Alexa. How do you mean "traffic generation" plan? I'm writing content and guest posting - that's content to index and links to make that content valuable. Does that sound right to you?

In...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By matt5409
Check my strategy

Hi all

Wow, it's been a long time since I participated in the WF, good to see it's still teeming with people helping each other out.

I've been away from online marketing for a couple of years,...
Forum: Website Design 29th August 2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By matt5409
Re: I want YOUR feedback!

haha, cheers guys! appreciate the input :-)
Forum: Website Design 28th August 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By matt5409
I want YOUR feedback!

Hi all

I'm considering creating a small web app to manage the day to day running of a digital agency - think 1-10 people. If you have 30 seconds please complete my short 4-question survey here:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By matt5409
Re: Ideas for marketing a new site

Thanks Freddie - music schools, I actually had not thought of that! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By matt5409
Re: Ideas for marketing a new site

thanks guys

yea I really am focusing on social media but also want to build up relationships with others - music fans, bands and related sites like music shops.

@dan curtis - you're right about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By matt5409
Ideas for marketing a new site

Hi everyone

I recently started a directory-style website aimed at musicians to find one another in their local area. So for example a guitarist can find a singer, or a singer can find a band.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 53,096
Posted By matt5409
Re: Amazon Affiliate Income-Is it really possible to make over 1000 a month?

I'm sure it's possible, but for me it's proven easy to learn, hard to master.

I have experimented with small sites, large sites, single pages, blogs, pure HTML sites, and I always hit that glass...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By matt5409
Re: Anybody ever banned by amazon because of mostly irrelevant sales?

also you have no need to worry whatsoever, it's part of the deal that you get commission on sales for products you don't directly promote. the one thing to bear in mind, is that you get less...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By matt5409
Re: Anybody ever banned by amazon because of mostly irrelevant sales?

probably around 50% are actual product i'm promoting. 25% are related products and another 25% are completely unrelated. this are broad figures, but you get the picture.

maybe you should start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By matt5409
Re: Squeeze page creation issues

why would a URL scare people off? unless it looks overly suspect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By matt5409
Re: Issue with Wordpress...

if you're a complete beginner I would recommend using the hosted version of Wordpress. This will give you experience in blogging and from there, you could move to a self-hosted, paid option. There is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By matt5409
Re: Anybody ever banned by amazon because of mostly irrelevant sales?

I have never experienced this, or even heard of it. If you're generating sales, I'm sure they don't give a damn where they come from (as long as your inside the TOS)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By matt5409
Re: Squeeze page creation issues

why not look on a templating website and just pay to download a premium sales page/landing page. they're usually very good, easily customizable and convert quite well.

if you need a "creator",...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By matt5409
Re: Kyeword Research Question

first of all, start with a subject you're interested in. then, write a couple of articles. write without thinking too much about search engines.

then, print it out, and highlight phrases and words...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By matt5409
Re: Best Wordpress Developers Theme

can you elaborate further on your requirements?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,126
Posted By matt5409
Re: How did you earn your first dollar online?

Amazon affiliate, shortly followed by Fiverr, now working with Theme Forest

Still far from rich, but at least I love what I'm doing :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By matt5409
Re: Blog in a super competitive niche

if intense competition exists, you need to do everything possible to distinguish yourself from the crowd. think about what you can do that will give you the edge. as a consumer of the niche, how can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By matt5409
Re: Joomla and Affiliate Links

not sure if this is any help to you: Affiliate Link Cloaker - Joomla! Extensions Directory (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site-management/url-redirection/1075)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By matt5409
Re: the direction of IM we should go into :)

that's a good analogy actually; do what you want to do with the skills available to you. don't chase the money, chase your passion!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By matt5409
Re: Could It Really Be This Easy??

Lol, it's easy to SAY!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,252
Posted By matt5409
Re: If you ran a micro job site how would you promote it?

go where the suppliers and buyers hang out - so forums which talk about business/IM/web design/writing etc (not unlike this one, lol!). post worth stuff and include it in your sig

this is the long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By matt5409
Re: Do you pay for images for your blog?

stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site (http://sxc.hu) is where it's at. either that, or I use my own graphics.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By matt5409
Re: The SUREST Way To Make Money Online

maybe not "want to fail" but definitely because they "don't want to succeed enough" ;)
Forum: Programming 10th July 2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By matt5409
Re: HTML 5 and the future

mobile is the future. simple as that.

as far as the mediums we use to achieve this, it's clearly html5, css3 and jquery. with the most modern browsers, you can create some simply astounding things...
Forum: Website Design 10th July 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,148
Posted By matt5409
Re: Web design tips for beginner

the best thing you can do is get some books. read a bit, then try it yourself. you'll experience any revelations.

some good resources are:

Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/)...
Forum: Programming 10th July 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By matt5409
Re: linking .css to php document.

it's easy to print from PHP you just sometimes need to escape your characters (in this case you don't):

<?php
echo '<span class="blue">hello i'm blue</span>';
?>

I hope that helps
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By matt5409
Re: Amazon Affiliate

don't let it faze you, amazon is still worth doing (and always will be) if you want to make commissions quickly. amazon traffic converts very well, so don't worry too much about the levels.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By matt5409
Re: Anyone every tried Yahoo Answer Marketing and Amazon?

personally i've never tried it, but i've heard from others that it can be lucrative. however, yahoo answers seems to be one of those things which is on the decline as of late. you might be better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By matt5409
Re: Article Writing where to ?

"almost every niche"? that's ambitious. If you're any good, start on Fiverr, build a reputation and get testimonials. Then come here, post in the hire forum and use what you've learned to get work on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By matt5409
Re: The SUREST Way To Make Money Online

well people give up not because they're impatient, but because the techniques they're using aren't going to generate anything more than a very, very small amount of cash over a very, very long amount...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By matt5409
Re: Are niche sites ethical?

ethics probably isn't the right term; you're unlikely going to be hurting anybody and unless you're actually lying to get people to buy, personally I think it's okay.

HOWEVER

if you're churning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,405
Posted By matt5409
Re: How do you make money online

Last year I was really into affiliate marketing and making around $100/month on Amazon. I also dabbled with Fiverr which got me around $300/month because I had one gig which was very successful. I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By matt5409
Re: what amazon products I can sell for these niches?

loads... but try to get inside the mind of your reader. if they're looking for finance, they might be wanting to make a big purchase. they might be primed to spend money. think high value luxury...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By matt5409
Re: How to make my website 'mobile ready'?

To be honest, mobile needs to be considered at design stage and throughout the build process, so if your site is more than a couple of years old it's more than likely that you'll need to start again....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,728
Posted By matt5409
Re: What is wrong with my writing?

I stopped reading after the first paragraph. have you got your figures right? 2500 articles in 3 months? That is around 27 per DAY. If you have been working this hard (not smart!) then it's small...
Forum: Website Design 5th July 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By matt5409
Giving a little back... (free buttons)

Hi all

I know a lot of the marketers here use off the shelf solutions and experiment with their own designs. I just launched my blog and wanted to give away some CSS push buttons I've had kicking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By matt5409
Re: Authority blogs make money?

your subscribe form - it's too plain, too low down. make it stand out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By matt5409
Re: Authority blogs make money?

do more to highlight your opt-in, then focus on getting signups. when you have a big list, send them information on new phones/accessories pointing to pages on your site which goto affiliate pages....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By matt5409
Re: Fiverr traffic gigs. What are the dangers?

at best you'll notice nothing. at worst, you might get hit - probably not immediately, but maybe in a few months. personally I wouldn't even waste $5 on these cheap backlinking methods. I'd rather...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By matt5409
Re: Opinions on a new site please

the blue is nice but try to add another colour as it's overbearing. the use of colour enables you to distinguish specific blocks and allows you to add order to content. at present, there is no order...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By matt5409
Re: Is it profitable to add Multiple Streams of Income on only single Website?

it's worth giving it a go. once you see which ad types perform the best for you, you can reduce the less effective ones in favour of the other.

alternatively run different types of ads for two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,006
Posted By matt5409
Re: how to built respect on WF ?

if you truly want respect you'll need to go a lot deeper than simply abiding the rules and being polite.

* you'll need to form constructive posts based on your knowledge and experience
* help...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By matt5409
Re: How long to start ranking?

oh really? the best way to ensure strong rankings is by building a BRAND. this involves, well, quite a lot. engage in social media, get published on relevant REAL websites and do it often.

don't...
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