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Forum: Beginners Area 21st July 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: i need help with building an email list collecting Landing page

Are you talking about passing data from a form filled out on page 1 to page 2?
Forum: Email Marketing 19th July 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What is the best self-hosted autoresponder software?

PHPList is a mailer and not an autoresponder. Or did they add autoresponder capability to it recently?
Forum: Beginners Area 16th July 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Clickbank or JVZoo?

If you are just talking about selling other peoples products and not selling your own.... Either is fine.

Pick the product to market first. That's a lot more important than the processor.
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: Beginners Area 13th July 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How can I become a Solo Ad seller?

It sounds like you need to stop what you are doing and start learning step by step. You have a lot to learn. Don't try to learn it all at one time. Also don't go looking for the big red easy button....
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: The power of a good subject line...

I 100% agree it's that a great subject line is extremely important. Most don't put any thought into the headline. They just expect the recipient to open the email.

The email headlines I find that...
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 13th July 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How can I become a Solo Ad seller?

First, nobody has called you a scammer. What was said is the solo ad industry is full of scammers. That makes it hard for a new seller to make sales at first. They have to prove they have good leads....
Forum: Beginners Area 13th July 2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How can I become a Solo Ad seller?

The solo ad business is full of frauds and scam artists. A new solo ad seller has to build trust and prove he is not a scammer.

Pick out some of the trusted solo ad sellers and contact them. Offer...
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 7th July 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: 3 types of squeeze page to split test

I'll take one of my paid products and make it free for a short period of time. They just enter their email address and subscribe to one of my newsletters and they get the premium product at 100%...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th July 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 274
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Backlinks are not helpful for improve site rank. What should I do ?

If the backlinks are not helping, then it could be as simple as your content is not as good as the sites ranking above you. That's why I said to check the content of the sites ranking above you to...
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 5th July 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 274
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Backlinks are not helpful for improve site rank. What should I do ?

Do a search on Google for one of the keywords you ranked well for. Now visit the sites in the top 3 or 4 positions and really look at the content on each. Is your content much much better than these...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th July 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 64
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: G'Day - just wanted to introduce myself

Two sites up and running in 4 months? That's a darn good start. Welcome to the forum.
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Who's should I use... My Aweber Account or The Clients?

One word ... LIABILITY.... What happens if your email autoresponder account gets shut down? How many clients could possibly sue you because their email lists got shut down because of something that...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd July 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 157
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Looking for the best low priced traffic?

If $1 per 1000 visitor traffic does not convert into sales, it becomes extremely expensive traffic. Think about it. :)
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Affiliate Marketing: Do You Still Promote The Products If It's Already Very Famous In The Market

If it's a good fit to my target audience, of course I would and do. I don't just promote a product. I recommend products that can add additional value to information I already gave them.
Forum: Email Marketing 24th June 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What is the best self-hosted autoresponder software?

I have been using Sendy with Amazon SES for years now. Works great, have excellent deliverability and love it.


The only thing I would love to see is better support for SMTP services with the...
Forum: Social Media 18th June 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Is the Cambridge Analytica scandal the beginning of the end for Facebook?

What you got to keep in mind is that the vast majority of Facebook users never heard of Cambridge Analytica.


Marketers are a very small percentage of users compared to their user base. We may...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th June 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What is the max open rate you got?

My customer lists open rates are between 80% and 100%. But again, you can't consider them normal marketing lists since they also expect update notices on the software they purchased.


The more...
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: Email Marketing 13th May 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Newbie questions about list building...

Going to give you some food for thought as far as lead magnets go...


Put yourself in the mind of the person reaching your squeeze page. They think to there self... Why does the blah blah blah...
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: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

I have and it's your loss, not mine. :) I actually meet many marketers in person and become friends with them. Guess who's products I market to my lists? The ones I get to know and trust.

Guess...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

I like to know who I am buying and learning from. If I don't know about them I sure don't trust them.

Guess you just trust people. That's cool. Just not what I do.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

What I was asking about is personal marketer blogs. Blogs in a marketers name. Blogs where they post about business as well as what they are doing. Going camping, reading a new book. In other words,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

Thanks but these are not marketer blogs. Not really what I was asking about.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd April 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Favorite marketers blogs?

OK, you forgot to mention the blogs you do follow. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd April 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Favorite marketers blogs?

Don't waist your time reading this thread. It went south and off topic real quick. Just use this thread for some fun.
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: How to use PLR articles?

The duplicate content penalty is when you post the same content on the same site multiple times. It is not when an article is syndicated on many sites. Just look at all the news sites that run the...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th December 2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: What are the best words to use in your email address?

Since you are asking about the email address and NOT the subject line...

Use what the subscriber is expecting. If you use your name on your squeeze pages, use your name. If you use the name of a...
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 28th October 2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Is this possible in Aweber? (Been searching for more then a year for it)

Do you know how to code in PHP? If you do, you could use the Aweber API to add subscribers. This way you c an check and see if they are already in your customer list. If they are, redirect them to...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th October 2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Solo Ads

The best place to find solo ad sellers is in the facebook groups. Just do your due diligence and check each seller out carefully. Lot's of good sellers but also a lot of scam artists in the solo ad...
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 27th September 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Best times to email your list

If you just happen to track the country and timezone of your subscribers you can segment your list and set the time and day to send to each segment.

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Forum: Email Marketing 27th September 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Double opt-in

Don't waist your time with double opt-in. The only time I would recommend it is for membership sites or critical announcement lists (when if an email does not get to the subscriber, there can be a...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th September 2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Personal development free product ideas

This is just one way.

Start with a list of problems the niche has. Select one of the problems. Search out and learn how to solve that problem. Write up a quick ebook that gives them the solution...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd September 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Anyone using Amazon ses right now for their mailing?

I am currently using Amazon SES and it works extremely well.
Forum: Email Marketing 17th September 2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Best times to email your list

What many people forget is that we are from all over the world in different time zones. We are also from many different cultures. So when an article or guru tells you to mail out on Tuesdays at 10...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th September 2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Help! I'm finally building traffic but my conversion rate is terrible!

When I visited your landing page nothing garbed my attention. Nothing was in my face. I had no reason to read the page.

Use a large headline with one hell of a benefit to me to entice me to read...
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