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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Do you still need a full website to use Adwords? (no single landing pages?)

I use 1 page landing pages all the time, usually under the domain of a website though. I will often link to the websites privacy policy/terms at the very bottom of the landing page.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th October 2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Client wants main website revamp AND mobile site!

I do lots of web development. I use drupal for everything now... wordpress is a thing of the past for me.

That being said, do some searches for "responsive themes". This is a new-ish thing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

I got way busy lately and no one here reminded me to post :P. Anyways, some stats:

Ive done some more calling and mailing. One thing I've learned is not to call roofers in the winter.... its a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Payment Methods

I use invoicera (Billing Software + Invoicing Software + Online Invoice Management System (http://www.invoicera.com/)) and authorize.net. Invoicera is cheaper than freshbooks, has cheaper autobills,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Oh, I forgot to say what I did today (still not sure if anyone cares :) )

- Cold called a bunch (I don't feel like looking up the exact number) businesses.
- Followed up on people who wanted...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Selling the postcard is... different. I usually sell websites, then upsell later to seo, ppc, social, etc... Selling websites to someone who really needs one is easy. But, I have 1 guy that I can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Things are going well, here is my update:

Cold called 34 businesses today

- got 1 "lets do this and my girlfriends biz"
- 1 "already has a website but mail him more info"
- 1 "brother doing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th January 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Alright, here is my progress for today.

I cold called 45 people today, I pushed mostly new websites to non-website owners and a couple of the direct mail deal.. I wanted to do more, but had a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Protecting your content

50% up front.... done. I dont think i've ever done a website without getting at least 50% upfront (if its under 5k).
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Yup, for prospecting for the direct mail piece, I thought about sending out some 9x12 postcards to businesses saying "Did this get your attention? What if you could send this to 10k of your customers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: 4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

Oh for sure... thats why I said "lukewarm", its not warm, it just ease's the pain of cold calling. Its sooo much easier to get by gatekeepers by sending something first.

If they did throw it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,228
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

I can't believe I just ran into this. This type of thing would be a perfect way to gain client trust for doing internet marketing by providing a service they are already comfortable with (direct...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Peter Olson
4k Offline - Help me help you/myself :)

I thought I would post what I’m up to this month, sort of as an accountability thing and trying to help out the community.

My goal this month is to make an extra 4k of NEW business. I know 4k...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,779
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Cheapest Way To Forward Calls

Twilio is awesome. I use it with openvbx and some custom applications.

To get started with it fast, check out: Twilio Labs (http://labs.twilio.com/twimlets/forward)

You don't even need a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Potential client with intuit patment gateway...need help

I've done quite a bit of ecommerce (I use drupal instead of wordpress, which has great commerce modules) and I can tell you that intuits merchant payment gateway sucks. I've found that all things...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Best hosting service provider

Hostgator is alright for shared hosting, but if you want vps you should look at linode. They are the best for quality and price ive found so far.

They have supper fast and actually helpful...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Local Hosting for local clients?

Speed is important for SEO now for sure. I personally have several different locations even within the US to get faster pageloads (plus can say hostedes all over the us).

Hosting is fairly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,304
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Amazing Way to Get New Clients (USA Only)

I'm inhterested as well. shoot me some info it you wouldn't mind.

Ill probably give you a call sometime this week since you offered (not today though sine it's a holiday).

Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,049
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: How do you store passwords of different sites on your PC?

I can't believe no one suggested passpack. They have crazy good security so its great for the paranoid.

I was using lastpass till they had that server breach not to long ago.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Lead Capture Business Model

You really need to have a phone number on the page as well. For lots of offline niches, if the person can't get a hold of you fast, they will buy from someone else.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,772
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: How Im going to get 30 new clients in the next 30 days

Yeah, congrats. 30 would have been crazy to handle all at once anyways.
Forum: Website Design 25th January 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,890
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Hosting Recommendations?

Uhh, godaddy hosting is AWEFUL... I always get my clients to switch. I show them their site on my hosting, and then on godaddy... the speed difference is crazy. (I use Linode VPS). Even hostgator...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: How to solve this offline email problem

The reseller mail hosting is ok, but the spam filter is crap, and if they switch hosts (even if they still use you for development and marketing) its going to be a pain in your but.

Google apps...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,893
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: What phone do you have?

I have a Sprint Epic 4g (samsung)... its one of the best phones out there hardware wise (or you can go with any of the galaxy s phones).

In my opinion, the iphone is fairly overrated. I like to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,867
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Can I Promote Your Offline Service?

Hey I'll bite. I'm in Omaha NE. I'm used to doing training in smaller groups, 8-10, but we may be able to work together. Hit me up with some more info.

Peter
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: How to solve this offline email problem

Uhhh... they can still use outlook with google apps. Every client I have uses google apps with outlook. Just enable imap or pop Supported IMAP client list - Gmail Help...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Cold Calling Questions

I haven't listened to Johns stuff, but I always call knowing the owners name. Then you just call up and say "Billy Joe [owner] Please". You either get to the owner or don't (not there, busy, on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Domains - Does anyone have opinion on State Name or Abbreviation?

I've never needed the state in the domain name to rank good. I suppose if "Louisville ky plumber" is searched more than "louisville plumber" then get the ky domain. Otherwise get the shorter domain.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Mind-mapping

You should also check out: ARIS Express - First Free Modeling Software from Market Leader for Business Process Management | ARIS BPM Community (http://www.ariscommunity.com/aris-express)

I haven't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,908
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: SoupyOne's 10 Day Challenge

Good stuff, I read through that other one also. I always stop calling after I get a couple of sales/apointments. You're more motivated them me I guess :).

Mind sharing your sales script? All of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Multiple professionals at one address (Google Places)

Technically google wants the business name, so if that stylist has their own business name then you would be "legit".

I would use the suite# thing, but create your listing on a couple other biz...
Forum: Programming 1st December 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Authorize.Net Payment Gateway? $$ for help!

You could checkout: http://www.formsite.com/documentation/payments/authorize_net.html

or something like adobe's business catalyst does this nicely as well.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th October 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,770
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Kajabi - Whose Going for Kajabi?

I've been hearing that kajabi is just a white labeled version of Adobe Business Catalyst (http://businesscatalyst.com/) .

I just use drupal... it handles membership stuff (ubercart), quick and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,276
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Email Script That W-O-R-K-S!

Try this one out: http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/264668-worlds-simplest-way-get-your-first-client.html
Forum: Website Design 10th September 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: WordPress vs. Drupal: Which do you prefer?

I just recently built a site for a political campaign in drupal. The girl they have managing/updating the site also manages several other political sites. After having used my drupal site, she has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Appointment tomorrow & They are looking to use Yodle, any reasons why they shouldnt?

In case anyone is wondering, this appointment went pretty well. They are deciding on what "package" to start with and as their business picks backup, they will start to do more stuff.

They will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Appointment tomorrow & They are looking to use Yodle, any reasons why they shouldnt?

Yeah, I called yodle... got an answering machine. I submitted my info to get a "free quote". I just wanna get some pricing so I can see if I'm somewhat competitive...

Interesting find on those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Appointment tomorrow & They are looking to use Yodle, any reasons why they shouldnt?

Yodle is this big corp thing that promises local biz internet marketing stuff (see here: Learn how Yodle can help your small business grow | Yodle (http://www.yodle.com/learn-more/)).

Many local...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Removing my IP Address from Google Analytics

How do I exclude my internal traffic from reports? - Analytics Help (http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55481)

Will exclude your ip from future records.

I use...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,116
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Offline Consultant Questions....

Yeah but at the same time, almost every biz owner I've talked to would rather deal locally and meet w/ someone face to face. I've heard this several times: "well we were looking at so-in-so, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: What's the Easiest Way to Find out my IP Address?

They talked about this further up... this only works if your not behind some kinda router.

Just google "whats my ip" their are a million sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Peter Olson
Appointment tomorrow & They are looking to use Yodle, any reasons why they shouldnt?

Hey everyone,

I've got an appointment tomorrow morning with a local small biz and they are looking to use Yodle. I've never had any experience w/ yodle and can't say if they are any good or not....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th August 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Legit Way To Get Backlinks Faster?

Go to some kind of blog/affiliate conference... take a lot of pictures and get in a lot of pictures w/ different bloggers/affiliates, put pictures up on your site (not flickr or somethign, your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th August 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,711
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: What's your favorite way to get web pages indexed FAST?

A small SENuke bookmark blast will always get a page indexed in a day. If thats a local site, It can be ranking first page in a day as well :).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,742
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Video Experts, Please! My Kodak Zi8 vids are blurry! :(

You could always use audacity to create your stereo sound.

In camtesia:
1280x720
custom prodution settings
mp4/flv/swf - flash outputs
flash options > flv - encode for quality (turn quality...
Forum: Website Design 20th August 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Different landing pages by zip code

You can do it w/ php easily. If you are using POST to send the zip code you could do somethign like:

<?php
$zipcode = $REQUEST["zip"];
if ($zipcode == '68114') {
$redirectUrl =...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,398
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: SMS Autoresponder services - Any ideas?

Chad, would you mind sharing your plugin?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,742
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Video Experts, Please! My Kodak Zi8 vids are blurry! :(

Encoding doesn't have to kill your quality. You probably are using the wrong settings. I use sony vegas and camtesia so I cant help you with your software.

I know your encodeing to mp4 but what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Squeeze pages through wordpress or not

I create squeeze pages or landing pages using my own system (...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Landing Page Design - Similar to TrafficGeyser.com?

Hey, I created a video case study of how to do this w/ my system:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Peter Olson
Landing page or squeeze page creation software - any suggestions?

So I've been messing with a way to quickly and easily create landing pages or squeeze pages. I've come up with something pretty good so far and wondering what everyone thought. Here is a quick...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,398
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: SMS Autoresponder services - Any ideas?

For basic subscribing and message blasting (without the drip autoresponder feature) I use twilio with openvbx. Very cheap and easy to use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,742
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Video Experts, Please! My Kodak Zi8 vids are blurry! :(

I always get great vids w/ the zi8. Was the original video blurry? You didn't say it was blurry till after you edited it, re-encoded it, and uploaded to youtube (who probably re-encoded it again)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,277
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Simple Plan to Reach $100 a Day in 30 Days

Also don't forget, a video can often become your article (just transcribe it) as well as a podcast. So for every video you make you get 3 pieces of content out of it.
Forum: Website Design 11th August 2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: Urgent Help- Need a CMS Membership site with 2 UP affiliate script

Dude, why do custom when you can just do drupal... I'll do that stuff.
Forum: Website Design 9th August 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,556
Posted By Peter Olson
Re: WordPress vs. Drupal: Which do you prefer?

I just ran in to this article... its interesting: SonSpring | Why Drupal? (http://sonspring.com/journal/why-drupal)

I think it may be some help.
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