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Forum: Mind Warriors 4th June 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: schedules and checklist verses habits

While one might argue that the act of regularly adhering to a schedule is itself a habit :) ... your point's well taken, and would agree.

James Clear has an interesting POV on this. He talks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,415
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: What are the biggest mistakes made by startup entrepreneurs?

Ditto here. This is a very useful way to think about loans. It's counterintuitive to most, imo, that the slow grind of expertise through experience could actually be both less expensive and more...
Forum: Social Media 24th April 2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: How to monetize a Twitter account with Affiliate Marketing?

Apologies if this was clear and I missed it, but do you have any of your own products you could promote / sell to your following? If not, why not create something? Affiliate stuff imo can work at...
Forum: Social Media 22nd April 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Monetizing fans on social media

Believe so. For 1k+ subscriber channels who aren't in the kids category...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Should We Be Worrying About How Much Energy Zoom Calls Use?

No doubt about it. It's this kind of empty outrage that makes it hard to have actual conversations about solutions here.

I thought this overall "XYZ is sucking up all the energy" take by Crypto...
Forum: Social Media 21st April 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Monetizing fans on social media

yeah - increasingly, seems like the "creator economy" mandates that creators are able to directly monetize their fan bases (a good thing imo). The platforms you mentioned above offer this - as, of...
Forum: Social Media 20th April 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook’s Hotline Is The Clubhouse Killer No One Needs

Yeah - try as they might to fast follow, Facebook just isn't a "background audio" app (nor, for that matter, is Twitter - think Spotify stands the best chance to really make inroads in this space.) ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Direct Mail V's Adwords: And the winner is...

Wow - phenomenal results. Thanks for sharing. Also love the image conjured by "kids under your feet" -- thought that was a nice leading bullet...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th April 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 434
Posted By Matthew Stanley
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: My Wife Said I Can't But Find Help Here....

Well, if it's any consolation, you're certainly not alone there. This is one of the the biggest mental blocks for many a new IM'er. Others may have more insight into how to push past it, but for...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: My Wife Said I Can't But Find Help Here....

Im sorry for your loss.

On the mentor point, one thing that’s important to always keep in mind is the opportunity cost of someone’s time. A 15 minute call or three may sound inconsequential, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Unusual topic of marketing - what is your opinion?

Your clarity / written expression seem just fine to me, Rabo! And to my mind, your aim to embark on a project you’re naturally motivated to pursue, and see if you can make it a commercial success,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The majority of US marketers were ready to quit during the last year

Unreal. What’s also scary (from my experience at least) is that, instead of soberly assessing the efficacy (and opportunity cost) of spending in the drudges of winter to somehow compel visitation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Unusual topic of marketing - what is your opinion?

Wow - that's more like a 3 bitcoin response than a $0.03 one! To the OP - some of the most knowledgeable and experienced Warriors have posted here already - which doesn't frequently happen off a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Hootsuite and Sprout are both good for imo. For 3 seats and (i believe) a few more social profiles, Hootsuite may also be the more cost effective (their "Team" tier)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Is there a benefit to using an embedded Youtube video versus AWS hosted video on a site?

This seems fine to do, and a good way to circumvent the time-sucking rabbit hole effect navigating to YouTube proper could have on your would-be customers. As you’re going to preserve the videos in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th April 2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,124
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: What's your Monday ritual?

Glad you too found it intriguing! For a coffee main-liner, it really is a game changer.
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th April 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,124
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: What's your Monday ritual?

Same. The best slash worst addition to my morning routine over the past year has been buying an Ember mug to magically keep my never-ending coffee cup eternally warm. I've convinced myself there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The majority of US marketers were ready to quit during the last year

Love this anecdote; rings true on multiple levels. As it turns out, I too partnered with a theme park's marketing group back in the day ... different company, nearly identical view on advertising,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The majority of US marketers were ready to quit during the last year

The notion of resigning would seem to support Kay's hypothesis that "marketers" = employees who do marketing, versus self employed/entrepreneurs. It's also hard to contextualize the "wanted to quit"...
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Twitter Has Just Expanded its Test Pool for Spaces on Android, as Clubhouse Falls in Daily Downl

well then - I hadn't seen this. Interesting discussion given Twitter already shipped their competitive product..

Twitter Held Discussions for $4 Billion Takeover of Clubhouse:...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th April 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: What's the best Gift Card app?

I assume he's already explored whether his POS provider offers a solution here?

There are eGift companies like Giftfly, GiftUp, Givex that offer apps for these kinds of uses cases as well. Tend...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th April 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Beginner beginner ...

I think Jeffrey would've appreciated that quote!
Forum: Beginners Area 8th April 2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 139
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Hello from Poland

Hi Robert. Powitalny!
Forum: Social Media 7th April 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Twitter Has Just Expanded its Test Pool for Spaces on Android, as Clubhouse Falls in Daily Downl

I'd say Spotify, with its recent Locker Room acquisition, is the far greater threat to Clubhouse than Twitter. Spotify users are already there expressly for audio, and its easy to imagine them using...
Forum: Social Media 7th April 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 48
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook is Testing a Brand New 'Green Screen' Creation Option for Facebook Stories

Certainly worked for TikTok, and FB has proven an effective product copier. I wonder whether they'll ever innovate a truly new social product again. (they may not need to)
Forum: Beginners Area 7th April 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Beginner beginner ...

I'd highly suggest you start here. This thread was created by dearly departed WF Hall of Famer Jeffrey - and is chock full of useful information for beginners in the affiliate marketing space. It...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Design VS Content

Sounds like a reasonable/solid approach. Design is of course important (although important doesn't necessarily have to mean stunningly beautiful), but in a blog where your content/voice/level of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,179
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The effect of exaggerating your skills

Appreciate these points - thanks. I guess my slight push on this harkens from my corporate experience where, for some projects, teams acted as de facto consultants for different internal clients,...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th April 2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Career guidance for teenagers - Internet Marketing

Pretty cool ... love the 'teach him to fish' aspect of this.

And agree with the above - hard to imagine him NOT becoming successful if he starts stacking key marketing skills (writing, selling,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,179
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The effect of exaggerating your skills

Curious what folks might think of James Altucher's guidance here: Over promise - AND over deliver. Many advocate "under promise / over deliver," but Altucher's view is that this puts you in with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Podcasts, how do they work and how can it be monetized?

On monetization - Spotify certainly thinks so or it wouldn't have paid ~$300m for the likes of The Ringer and Joe Rogan.

Historically, a lot of this monetization has come from advertising ......
Forum: Social Media 3rd April 2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook is seeking dismissal of antitrust lawsuits

Yup. The incentives currently just aren't really there for tech-fluent types to hold government office positions, either (there are obviously exceptions to this ... my favorite current ones being in...
Forum: Beginners Area 2nd April 2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: How to make a profit from an email list?

Would second this. I'd brainstorm ways to re-kindle the flame, so to speak, and begin engendering some solid brand/name loyalty. A big list is great, but as you know, attention is fleeting,...
Forum: Social Media 2nd April 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook is seeking dismissal of antitrust lawsuits

My wish around this stuff is that our government representatives understood "The Internet" (including facebook) better. Too often their questions to the tech co's are basically a cousin of, "Answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,194
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Why do most people quit?

Appreciate those words, and excellent to hear!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st April 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Methods to get product data? Do spreadsheets of a popular company's products exist?

Believe Nielsen's Brandbank offers services ($) that address this too
Forum: Social Media 1st April 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: YouTube has added more analytics data, updated Studio mobile app

Nice. About time to get some repeat visitor cohort data. better than triangulating based on commenters:)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: YouTube connected TV viewing and advertising stats you need to know

Yeah - interesting how often YT is used almost like a podcast in that way. Although I can't say I pay attention to traditional TV ads, either:)

The television set is a good way to extend reach...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,288
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: How do you understand the target audience?

Couple of pretty good threads on this here for reference:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Internal Documents Reveal the Marketing Strategy Peloton Used to Become a $1.8 Billion Company

Nice breakdown of a unicorn brand. Realize it's a branding deck, but also interesting to me to see a lack of hard statistics/charts/"total addressable market" type info in there. Evidences real...
Forum: The Warrior Path 30th March 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Full Time Income from MMO By September 2021

Cool thread - thanks for sharing. Love the pitching updates as well - think that's especially valuable for many on here (were you planning on doing that with YouTubers as well as bloggers?)
Forum: Copywriting 30th March 2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The sad truth about copywriting that can keep you broke...

related and informative thread on story telling ICYMI: ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,194
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Why do most people quit?

I listened to a Clubhouse chat between Naval Ravikant and Ben Thompson the other night, and something they said there struck me, and feels relevant to your self-doubt here. In a nutshell, they said,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,194
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Why do most people quit?

Agreed, and this reminds me of something Seinfeld said in the documentary "Comedian." IIRC he was discussing the unproductive idea that comics need to wait for inspiration to hit before they're able...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: The sad truth about copywriting that can keep you broke...

Fantastic advice, and a great thread to bookmark and reference. And I totally agree. Rote memorization of countless "rules" can all too often have the effect of being impractical and thus...
Forum: Social Media 22nd March 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook to Add Labels to All Posts Referring to Covid-19 Vaccines – Hoping The Move Will Promot

90%? I think for most, that's their appeal/what makes them addictive. 1) Curate feed such that one is surrounded exclusively by one's own beliefs/ideologies. 2) Read posts confirming prior...
Forum: Social Media 22nd March 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Facebook to Add Labels to All Posts Referring to Covid-19 Vaccines – Hoping The Move Will Promot

Intentions aside - it's astounding and scary to think about how much abject power one individual has.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Using affiliate marketing for a thrift store....

It’d need to be done with the right partner, and may not scale as well based on inventory, but another option could be to create an “event” whereby a yt partner selects items and then does a giveaway...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Digital Marketing to get iOS app Installs

Were you using FB's Audience Network previously? Could relate to Apple's new rules there? Generally speaking, I'd certainly keep endeavoring to contact FB there - FB install ads, as you found, *can*...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,424
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Goodbye Warriors

Deeply sorry to hear this. I know I speak for many relatively new Warriors when I say your posts routinely enlightened, inspired, made us think, and made us laugh. Something tells me you've had...
Forum: Social Media 18th March 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: How Can I Get More Views and Subscribers on YouTube?

One more resource here i think is definitely worth your time if you're interested in creating on youtube. One Day Entertainment, a big youtube channel manager, compiled a living repository of creator...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: Email is Dead!

I’m actually cautiously optimistic about what Twitter / Revue might be able to do with newsletter subscriptions - specifically around user acquisition (seems willingness to pay for writing would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: AI Copy Writing Helper

A great, fundamental point that sounds simple but imo is worth going back to and attaching to one's monitor on a Post-it. I've been impressed by some of the cherry picked 'best of' examples, and am...
Forum: Social Media 16th March 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: A Social Platform Built for Good?

While I still find Reddit and YouTube the best places to “upskill” ... i certainly wish Chekmarc - hard as it is to spell - luck :)
Forum: Beginners Area 16th March 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By Matthew Stanley
RE: New to marketing....Hello

One general "maximizing WF" tip I'd add that you've already done a good job of is returning to your thread and following up where appropriate. Self-evident, but you get way more out of the forum...
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