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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 924
Posted By drmani
RE: Looking for backlink ideas

If there are specialist directories in your niche, those are good places to get some themed backlinks. And guest blogging on sites directly relevant to your field are an excellent way to build up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By drmani
RE: Which of these two product categories has earned you more revenue?

Personally, I have more success selling my own digital infoproducts from my website, as well as an affiliate for other vendors.

I dabbled with drop shipped physical courses that complemented my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By drmani
RE: 3 Quick Ways to Sell more and Earn more in 2019

Nice and simple. I love your advice because I do it every year - and tell those I care about to follow it as well.

Pruning your email subscriptions and limiting time spent on social networks can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 876
Posted By drmani
RE: How to guarantee failure with Internet Marketing in 2019

"Retain the same mindset that held you back in the past."
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By drmani
Re: [Copy critique] Give me your expert opinion

Hey George

It looks nice - and sounds quite an interesting product. And yes, your description is easy to understand.

Just thought up some copy you might like for the headline and lead...

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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By drmani
RE: SEO in 2017

I reviewed many 'SEO in 2017' posts and articles including those on authority blogs - and discovered that some of the stuff I was doing early on in 1997 is STILL as effective in 2017... indeed, even...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 13th November 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By drmani
5 FREE Reports To SKYROCKET Your Productivity - Effortlessly!

Do you want to develop better focus, set powerful goals and create an action plan to boost your productivity and become more effective?

FREE DOWNLOAD : 5 "MEMBERS-ONLY" REPORTS

If you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,225
Posted By drmani
Re: Well, my blog and book launch failed...

I recall a very successful site from many years ago which was built on the back of just ONE poem. Many people loved it, signed up to the email list, and the site owner was able to monetize it over...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By drmani
Re: Newbie Advice - First Steps in Passive Income

Another problem with Adsense is that the payout (cost per click) could vary depending on many factors, so with the same traffic, same CTR, your earnings might dip without any warning. It happened on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,167
Posted By drmani
Re: Weak writing skills

There are all kinds of readers, and all kinds of tastes - and so all kinds of writing *can* have appeal in the right quarters.

That said, you can learn to write better and practice intentionally. ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 12th February 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By drmani
Re: dumb Q: how do I fund my google adwords campaign?

I use pre-paid funding for my very limited use of Adwords, where the payment is made upfront and the costs of ads are deducted from it. The payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By drmani
Re: This is what they don't want to tell you...

Keep on keeping on. Unless you're sure you're in a dead-end! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By drmani
Re: Ebook idea...

Often, people will be happy to share their experiences with others - even without a payment being offered. If you indicate that you're going to put in the marketing effort to spread their message...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,480
Posted By drmani
Re: Who are the Top Internet Marketers?

Thought it was Jon Mizel - but I could be wrong :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th November 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,640
Posted By drmani
Re: 13" or 15" inch Macbook Pro for making money online?

My next machine will likely be a Macbook, after two iMacs in a row. Upgrading to the bigger screen, I was initially "Wow" - but now realize a large part of the iMac's screen isn't used optimally. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,480
Posted By drmani
Re: Who are the Top Internet Marketers?

Might make an interesting lesson in history to do an annual roundup of the answer to this question.

It has evolved so dramatically over the years - and it always fascinates me to both see the new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By drmani
Re: How broad (or specific) should a niche be?

The best definition of a niche market I've heard is that it should be a segment of a bigger market that you can target - and SERVE - in a unique fashion.

Oh, and it should also be profitable to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By drmani
Re: Lazy People Frustrating Me!!

For every one of them, there are probably five (or more) others who were inspired and energized by what you shared - and will take your advice, start writing, and set themselves on a track to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By drmani
Re: List Building - Filtering subs to high target subscriber

Unless you have a huge list of buyers who are on your general list, it's possible to handle this manually - although these buyers will first have to sign up to your second list (you won't be allowed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By drmani
Re: Content for WSO Creation

Here are 2 tips:

* What do YOU know a lot about, and can guide/teach/help others with?

* What will YOUR CLIENTS consider valuable, useful and helpful?

Either (or both) will make a valuable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By drmani
Re: Are Advertisers doing this on purpose to take commissions from Affiliates?

'Leaks' on a sales page are the bane of affiliates - and many will refuse to promote an offer which has too many (or even just one) of them.

There are a ton of other pitfalls in dealing with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,263
Posted By drmani
Re: Have you ever failed?

I've never given up - though I've failed (and keep on failing)
at several ventures, even now after 15 years of doing this stuff!

Failure is temporary. It's giving up that makes it permanent.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By drmani
Re: What are your best tips for starting a freelancer career from scratch?

One suggestion might be to narrow your focus by specializing in a niche.

As long as it is one that has demand and which you can serve uniquely, you can lower your competition and position yourself...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By drmani
Re: Influential Marketers - Who has influenced you most?

Many have - but the *most*?

Seth Godin
Jay Abraham
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By drmani
Re: Short articles are better than long one ?

And then we have Mark Twain's (in)famous quote:

“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By drmani
Re: Short articles are better than long one ?

Not *always*, though ;)

See Seth Godin's blog... few posts are long, almost all are powerful.

Seth's Blog (http://sethgodin.typepad.com/)
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th November 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,764
Posted By drmani
Re: FOCUS

GREAT post, Zak!

This is an excerpt from my ebook, "How To Focus - Beat Procrastination & Get Things Done":

My Biggest Advantage - And How To Make It Yours

I've got an advantage over you. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By drmani
Re: Short articles are better than long one ?

Long enough to convey what you want to. Short enough to retain readers' interest.

And either way, it should help achieve your goals for that article!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By drmani
Re: An Email Story

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to stand out from other email publishers by just replying to your subscriber's email!

Time and again, I'm blown away when a reader responds to my reply...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 841
Posted By drmani
Re: Where/How do I promote my blog?

Blog marketing is a sequential process. It involves multiple steps, some of which will work better than others.

In a recent post on my blog, I explore the topic in greater detail. You might find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,355
Posted By drmani
Re: The fastest way to make $15,000-$20,000/month for newbie?

At $10 per sale, you'll find it very tough to make $30,000 selling only that product. But if it's the first in a series of products, some of which are very high priced, and can move buyers along the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By drmani
Re: Best & cheapest way to find affiliates

You could ask your customers to refer you to their friends or network. Happy buyers are often eager brand evangelists :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By drmani
Re: Product Launch Platform

I've used Clickbank for years and years, for specific reasons (such as the ability to pay affiliates automatically).

Zaxaa.com is another interesting platform I've been using lately. Very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By drmani
Re: The Mystery of Building Lists

The reason for setting up a list building process as you create content and plan an infoproduct in your niche is that you'll attract a targeted audience during the time it takes to make your product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By drmani
Re: "Must Have" - I.M'er Tools To Work Smarter Not Harder?

Another tool I use for content promotion is OnlyWire which allows automatic distribution of your RSS feed updates to various bookmarking and social networking sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By drmani
Re: Selling my first ebook, any suggestions?

A good way to get word to spread is by inviting your first buyers to an affiliate program where they can earn a referral commission for telling friends about the book (if they liked it, sharing news...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By drmani
Re: Freelance Writer - Importance of having my own website

I'd add two more sections:

* Client testimonials
* Price (unless you prefer to negotiate rates with prospects)

You can't underestimate the value of search marketing bringing in new clients. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By drmani
Re: Would You Ask To Marry On The First Date?

That's a nice analogy to explain the concept - but to equate "making a sale" with "getting married" is kind of a stretch.

When you're talking of repeat business, the relationship between the two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By drmani
Re: How much should I charge ?

I'll suggest a counter-intuitive approach... try and figure out what the translated piece is worth TO the client - and charge a reasonable rate based on that.

For instance, if it takes you an hour...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,230
Posted By drmani
Re: Difference between PLR and MRR?

From the perspective of the infoproduct creator, offering PLR/MRR is an additional source of earning apart from selling the infoproduct him/herself.

PLR generally permits editing/rewriting of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By drmani
Re: Launching a New Self help( Success) Product

Many of today's top coaches and mentors started out by helping a small group (or even a few individuals) achieve success using their methods - and then using that "proof of concept" to scale up their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By drmani
Re: A Few Things I have Learned About Internet Marketing

That's a nice summary of the way things work - and the essence of many (much more) extensive courses and programs on IM success :)

Of course, because you've presented it so simply, elegantly and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,044
Posted By drmani
Re: No success, just more failures.

I didn't make much in my first 8 years online - but then, I didn't spend much, either. Just time and energy, learning and trying out things. It took that long to figure out what works - for ME. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,339
Posted By drmani
Re: how many pageviews able to earn at least 50 to 100 dollars per day on adsense?

It's hard to estimate, but here are some extrapolations from my data.

My Adsense sites have had 1% to 10% clickthroughs. At $0.50 per click, that would mean every 100 page views would earn you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By drmani
Re: Sometimes we forget to say THANKS!

Yes, all of us gain so much from others, in ways big and small. Although I've tried to thank people profusely and often, I'm sure there are many who have not been thanked - or thanked adequately.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By drmani
Re: Do you have an internet marketing blog?

I believe quite a few Warriors have Internet marketing blogs - but not all of them accept guest blog posts. Which is probably why not many have responded here. I do have one, but don't publish...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By drmani
Re: Curated Content

I was thinking of Scoop.it myself when I read the OP. It has an Alexa rating of 772 and a bounce rate of under 40%

Curation isn't copying. It's picking nuggets of value out of a morass of data,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,641
Posted By drmani
Re: Want to learn how to blog..

I was putting together a list of helpful resources on How To Blog for my newsletter. Here are some of the links on the topic:

Yaro Starak
The Secret To Successful Blogging...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By drmani
Re: Hurry ... Only one left.

The flip side of "Only X left" marketing is "Here's the reason why".

One without the other usually doesn't work well - at least over the long haul (a.k.a. repeat business).

And there are MANY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By drmani
Re: Examples of Syndication Quality Articles?

Interesting enough, just yesterday, while reviewing my website's referral stats, I came across this syndicated article from a while ago - and the subject of the article itself has to do with content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By drmani
Re: Are Forums Effective for Selling?

Some forums are, some aren't.

And even on the ones that are, not everyone knows how to "sell" ;)

If you invest time and energy to provide value, establish trust, build a brand and be helpful,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,579
Posted By drmani
Re: How Many Hours Do You Work Per Week?

In the past, I'd have to guess. Now, I *know* - because after installing Rescue Time, I'm keenly aware of the quantity of time spent, and its productivity.

My figure is an average of 25 hours a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By drmani
Re: What are your goals before the year ends? - New Years Resolutions!

I've set a firm goal to write and publish 12 ebooks over the coming year. There are also a few other secondary goals that I look forward to accomplishing in 2015. Setting goals is easily the most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By drmani
Re: Freelance Writers: How long do you take to write a post/article?

As my written content (both for myself and for paying clients) must *always* be GREAT, I'll skip the first question ;)

It takes me between 30 and 45 minutes of actual writing/editing time for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By drmani
Re: Free blog? Which sites do you recomend?

I've had "secondary" blogs on Blogger, Wordpress.COM and Tumblr - and they have been around for ages. Years and years.

No, I'm no advocate of building assets on "other people's" properties... but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By drmani
Re: Blogging Action Plan

That's a very nice and workable plan. I've used different plans at various times, and depending upon the project. By and large, they looked similar to yours, with some tweaks that mirrored the...
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