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Forum: Suggestion Forum 15th November 2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,812
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Established members only section

I feel the idea has merit but I don't believe I'd be a regular visitor because
of the Facebook and Skype groups I've joined are providing very good value,
are moderated and are more targeted to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By PaulFL
Re: "I'm A Newbie And Don't Know How To Make Money Online" ALL NEWBIES READ THIS!

I think your main point about there being no magic secret key is a good one. Way too many (me included) start off trying to make quick money and end up chasing opportunities and neglect the fact that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,911
Posted By PaulFL
Re: I Can't Believe How Tough It Is to Hire a Logo Designer!

I used logonerds as well and I was real happy with what they did for my business logo.

I bounced around a few on fiverr trying different designers for ebooks and finally hooked up with one who is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,867
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Here You Go -- 46 PayPal Alternatives!

Hey Thomas - Thanks for publishing this!

It's a great resource. I copied and saved it.

Paul Flood
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Share Your Old School Marketing Techniques

I've been in sales and marketing for 30 years and I remember my first sales trainer saying, "Remember, your territory is your own business. Run it like one."

Back then, as now, the old school...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Need Help badly $.! Help guys plz

Chet - I think shifting a mindset can help a lot.

Instead of looking for the best way to make money online, think about asking the best way to build a business online.

If you're just trying to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,299
Posted By PaulFL
Re: 4 Things That Guarantee You Make Money Online?

Great post Jason. You referenced Marketing Seminars | Free Interviews | Consulting and Training (http://www.hardtofindseminars.com) which, in my opinion is one of the best, if not the best source of...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 25th April 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 114
Mastermind Group: Cincinnati Area
Views: 5,897
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Cincinnati Area

I just found this thread. I'm in Fairfield and am interested in participating. Melody, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By PaulFL
Re: How to prove to client SEO is worth it?

First, I don't think you want to go in proving that SEO is worth it. It's not about selling or proving the worth of SEO, it's about selling benefits - increased sales and profits - to the owner.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,056
Posted By PaulFL
Re: What are your favorite plugins?

I use a lot of what is mentioned above and also like All in one Favicon, Short codes deluxe (by Mark Dulisse) and Tiny MCE advanced (adds additional customization buttons to the kitchen sink).
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th March 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,197
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Does Meditation Really works ???

I've been meditating for years and I never perceived it as controlling my mind. Perhaps it could be said it's not allowing thoughts to control my mind. I'm emptying and calming my mind, which allows...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th February 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,673
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Need help finding clients...please help!

People like to buy from people they trust so a key is to leverage the trust others have with their networks of friends, family, church, social service organizations, etc and use it to generate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By PaulFL
Re: WSOs using Wishlist Member

Thanks for the clear description! I've been looking for this for a couple weeks.
Paul
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 6th February 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By PaulFL
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] - Offline Marketers Referral System

My apologies for the delay in responding Vrs. I negelected to notify myself of new posts.

I do outline a strategy for getting started that is effective and
works very well. It's exactly what I...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd February 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Please could you rate this for me?

You may want to consider reducing the size of the
graphic header so that your entire headline is above
the fold. Either that or remove the car.

It's best to keep the length of your paragraphs...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th January 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By PaulFL
Lightbulb [Reviewers Wanted] - Offline Marketers Referral System

Reviewers needed for my upcoming WSO, which is a
comprehensive and unique system for rapidly building
an offline business through referrals.

The product is accessed through a membership site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Best way to learn Wordpress/Online Marketing

I was about to respond but IMIQ summed up what I would say. Wordpress is simply a tool to deliver a marketing message. In the Market - Media - Message marketing triangle, wordpress is just a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,193
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Why I think Cold Calling is the BEST!!...

I'd advise her to:


Prepare a list of every name she can think of from social networks, church,friends, former employers and co-workers (initially target 100 names).
Send a letter to them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,193
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Why I think Cold Calling is the BEST!!...

Cold calling works. I don't do it often but if I get a somewhat cold lead, I'll go ahead and either call on the phone or stop in. In the time I can say, "I'll put a package together, mail a letter,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Lead Gen / Prospect Management

Check out More Than 5 Million Users Work Online With Zoho (http://www.zoho.com/). Go to the bottom and click on the CRM module. There's a free version that I just started using. I haven't gotten real...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By PaulFL
Re: A new set of leads just arrived at my doorstep and probably did at yours

Absolutely Joe. The average YP ad is so poorly done and advertisers wonder why they don't pull. No benefits or call to action. Confusing layout and awful use of color compound an already poor ad.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By PaulFL
A new set of leads just arrived at my doorstep and probably did at yours

Hi Warriors,

The new Yellow Pages (I'm in Cincinnati) was just delivered this week. I've used Yellow Pages for years to prospect and it's worked well to ID companies who are already shelling out a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Off line Marketing Wakeup call – for newbie’s

I agree 100%. I've been doing this business a long time - all the way back when it was called marketing consulting, not offline marketing. It's pretty easy to spot the garbage and tell who has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Handling your face to face appointments...

I don't see it as a matter of etiquette, just a good use of your time.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Prospects who go claim the places page after you contact?

Not much you can do except move on to the next person unless you believe she'll buy other services from you. You can't prevent someone from doing something they have the right to do.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Off line Marketing Wakeup call – for newbie’s

I disagree with this statement for several reasons:


Selling $20 WSO's for many can be very lucrative on the front end and an excellent return on the time invested. Many people sell hundreds and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Off line Marketing Wakeup call – for newbie’s

I started my sales career 30 years ago going door-to-door selling office machines to local businesses. I also managed sales teams in downtown Chicago and in the suburbs of Cincinnati, where I now...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By PaulFL
Re: What Gold Are You Finding In 'View Source'

In addition to the points mentioned above about tags, descriptions, etc., I like it when someone has bunch of flash but doesn't understand why they get no traffic. View source reveals there's nothing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By PaulFL
Re: What is the best way to break into the offline market?

That's a pretty short timeline but it can absolutely be done. I recommend you visit the thread Josh mentioned above. It's good information and easy to follow.

I also encourage you stop by...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Client Referral Commission?

I pay 10% and send an occasional gift card or other physical gift (Omaha steaks are well-received) as a thank you.

I used to be in the incentives business and developed and managed some large...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By PaulFL
Re: State abbreviation vs. none for local

As a general SEO rule, optimize for only one keyword per page.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Adword's keyword tool estimates discouraging!

I suggest a long-tail keyword strategy. I have a local HVAC client I've done well ranking for the short and long-tail keywords. I started with the long-tails to get traction and then continued on and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,485
Posted By PaulFL
Re: I closed 13 out of 15 meetings!

Thanks Griffin. I corrected the link in my OP
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,485
Posted By PaulFL
Re: I closed 13 out of 15 meetings!

You're welcome Qamar. The Ari Galper interview is excellent. He also has an interview from a guy from Sandler Sales on cold-calling that is very good.

Michael Senoff is a great interviewer and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,095
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Anyone have a script for a 1 call close for Mobile Websites?

I have a different business model. My objective is to develop a relationship to sell additional services and get high quality referrals because my typical relationship client is worth thousands, not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Great prospecting tool or waste of money?

Ty - What did you use as the offer and call to action?
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,249
Posted By PaulFL
Re: "Quick Cash" - $360 A Day Taking Pictures

I can tell you from personal experience with this concept that it helps the business owner.

How will it increase profits? Depends on the business and you need to have the answer based on their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Iowa Off-liners - Get Ready

I have a client who switched from intuit to me. He had a couple major issues, which I pointed out: There was absolutely no SEO and his site did not appear in ANY searches. There were a lot of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By PaulFL
Re: My Offline Business Journey

It doesn't sound like you're that raw to me!!!
It helps to believe you are providing them 10x more value than you are charging. Anything else they are getting from you is going to help them make a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,485
Posted By PaulFL
Re: I closed 13 out of 15 meetings!

Max - I agree with most of what you said except for the confidence issue.
The OP definitely looked like a presell, particularly with the inclusion of what is best for a sales letter. Maybe my logic...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,328
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Who Is The Best Guys To Learn Offline Consulting From On WF?

Reminds me of a quote from John Mayer: "One of the things I really loved when I started learning the guitar is that every day I could be twice as good as the the day before."

Getting up each day...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Good WSO for getting offline salespeople?

Hiring good sales reps is part science, art and luck. In addition to finding them, managing, training and rewarding them come into play.

I used to work as a sales manager for a large corporation....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Blunders and bloopers during meeting....

Years ago, when I was selling corporate travel accounts, I had an offer using Delta Airlines coupons. When I began my presentation, he got all bent out of shape because he already knew about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Nobody Cares About Your Products and Services

When I meet with a prospect, it's all about leads, prospects and sales. the technology is just a delivery vehicle. A lot of people tell me that I'm the first web guy that ever talked to them about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Offline method - Will this work?

I wouldn't recommend this one. Casinos are serious about soliciting and security.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,233
Posted By PaulFL
Re: just had my head chewed off by offline biz owners!

@JohnSpangler,
Your reply reinforces what many said about the OP. To allude to a product being deceptive with no details really isn't appropriate in the open forum. It belongs in the WSO thread as a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Direct Mail - Send to Owner or Manager?

I'd say send it to both. I've been in several positions where I got a piece of direct mail and told the owner about it and we ended up buying the product/service (some of which were very expensive)....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Email Subject Lines That Works? Newbie Needs Help!

Jaquelen,

With email marketing, like advertising, you need to get people's attention, get them to read it and have a compelling offer that makes them want to contact you.

Cold-calling is only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th September 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,499
Posted By PaulFL
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

That's irrelevant to the point I was making. Good business owners know their numbers.

You are spending all your time in a local niche going after 30 companies and fretting about a lack of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,583
Posted By PaulFL
Re: I wouldn't mind paying $100 or $200 for a quality money making WSO. Most of them just DON'T work

WSO's don't work, people do.

There's no doubt there is a lot of crap out there but I've purchased several WSO's that gave me ideas I profited from. If you're buying product after product without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By PaulFL
Re: About writing articles and copyright

From the US Copyright Web site:
What is copyright infringement?
As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,765
Posted By PaulFL
Re: PayPal Gets Some Competition! finally!

As someone mentioned above, customers like PayPal. As merchants selling IM and digital products, we obviously have a lot of major issues but the bottom line is that sales are stronger when PayPal is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By PaulFL
Re: How would you convice an offline business that they need a 'free report'

First - Get over being nervous and the way to do that is to just do it. Nobody is going to bite you :-)
If you want to do this work you need to get past your hurdles.
Second - Like any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,499
Posted By PaulFL
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

I disagree. Most business owners do know this. My neighbors son owns a towing company and he knows these numbers in great detail.

Your market is too small and you haven't contacted enough people....
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By PaulFL
Re: What is the best guide for....

The above recommendations are great. You'll get a great education from Kennedy, Abraham on direct response marketing.
An excellent advertising book is "Oglivy on Advertising" by David Oglivy - I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By PaulFL
Re: Does Newspaper Advertising Work?

It's difficult to make a broad statement about whether they work or not because of the number of factors involved. In my opinion, most newspaper ads suck because they're image or branding ads.
...
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