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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: How to go about finding an online mentor?

This is one area where you need to put in your due diligence: WF makes it easy to see a person's entire post and thread history, and if you're considering approaching someone for mentoring it's a...
Forum: Website Design 12th July 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Need some direction with demo website displays

Yes, there are plugins that give users the ability to dynamically switch between themes. Here is just what I found on Wordpress: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/theme-switcher

From what I see...
Forum: Website Design 12th July 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Does My Site Work On Your Device?

I tested it using Chrome on a laptop and on an Android phone. A couple things jump out at me:
Mobile: I only see a handful of coupons and your number at the top, none of the menu items or other...
Forum: Programming 12th July 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: How to test IOS app in a windows system?

One big problem with trying to do it entirely on Windows is what happens when it's time to distribute your app: Apple has a number of hoops you need to jump through (you need to get a developer...
Forum: Email Marketing 2nd July 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Outlook Express alternative...

I'll cast another vote for Thunderbird. If you need Outlook calendar support, just install the Lightning plugin and you're good to go with professional-level features at practically no cost.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Alternative to Amazon.com?

There's not an easy one-to-one replacement out there...while I've heard of people affiliating for say Walmart.com my understanding is that none of the current alternatives have quite the same mix of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st July 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: what time management app you use?

I'll cast another vote for the Pomodorro technique--it's been my bread-and-butter approach for staying focused when I need to get real work done. Personally I have better results using the 45...
Forum: Programming 1st July 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,652
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Javascript Code for Alert Box on Page Close

Whoa...talk about a necro thread! Since you brought it up, yes, it does work. You can test Javascript without ever having to load it on a web server: on your local computer open up Notepad or its...
Forum: Programming 1st July 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: 1dollarcode.com - what do you think about my idea?

Splitting off the complete solutions for customers is a good call. With a programmer background, I do think in terms of individual modules...but there's so many good open source/GPL/etc pieces out...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th June 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: expert advice

Family is always tricky...you can (hopefully) count on them having your best interests at heart, however, they will also try to keep you on the safe path even when you'd be better off taking some...
Forum: Website Design 29th June 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Need a designer for WP site, but don't know how it works!

Technically there are two jobs here: that of a graphics designer creating a mockup (usually presented in Photoshop PSD files) and someone who specializes in the WordPress theme creation who would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Some feedback for this feature please?

I've seen the level-up model used to good effect in both web sites and apps. Two examples come to mind: the fitness site Fitocracy where you enter you workout as you go along, then get points. One...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th June 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,670
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Best free email sender ?

Depends on just what sort of customers and mailing list you're talking about. From the typical marketer standpoint Mailchimp is the closest thing you're going to get to free, though as others point...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th June 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Opening 2 aweber accounts at the same time?

You got me curious so I did some digging and came up with this:
1. Their terms of service page make no specific mention of multiple accounts. I did find one interesting clause: "System accounts...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th June 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: You ARE good enough...if you believe you are!

Good story on the celeb and overall points, reminds me of the placebo effect: just giving people something that you call medicine, even when said medicine is just a sugar pill that does absolutely...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th June 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,151
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Anyone know best ways to loose weight?

I second the recommendation of Ferriss's Four Hour Body...while I have issues with certain chapters, it's a great starting resource. It'd be hard to get on and stick with a program that someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Why do people buy informational products when they can get stuff for free?

To look at this from another perspective, there's an interesting bit of psychology that affects people who buy vs freebie hunters: when you choose to invest anything (including money) you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: How to be sure a video is in the public domain?

When it comes to copyright laws online, tread with care. I took a gander at archive.org's terms of service page, and this part would give me pause:



I take this to mean that they don't monitor...
Forum: Website Design 28th June 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: Graphic Designers?

In addition to Fiverr, you should check out elance.com: you can post a listing there, get a number of quotes, and then communicate with the people who sent you the quotes.

In the job posting,...
Forum: Programming 28th June 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,805
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: What's The Best Programming Language To Learn for a Beginner

I'm casting another vote for Python: it has the rare mix of being both beginner-friendly to learn yet powerful and known enough to be used in the business sector.

I've done a fair bit of software...
Forum: Programming 28th June 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: How do I make a How to Video

Good suggestions above, I've got two to add:

1. If you're going to do a lot of videos, get a professional grade microphone. Even high-quality gaming headsets don't have anywhere the near the...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 28th January 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

Thanks for the offer! I've hit my quota on review copies for the moment, but if that changes I will let you know.
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 26th January 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

First off, my thanks to the reviewers who've posted...I'm grateful for you taking the time check it out and write your thoughts! For those still working on your reviews please keep at it.



I'm...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 23rd January 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

Thanks again to everyone for the ongoing interest! I've just finished PMing everyone who's posted here and contacted me directly, and I've handed out as many copies as I plan to for the moment. I'm...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 22nd January 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

Thanks everyone for the continuing interest, I've replied to all PMs since my last post and to arcamir and heenal.

I'm getting close to the limit of review copies, I'm good for probably 5 more so...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 21st January 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

I've replied to everyone's PMs, and chocobo244 I just PMed you access information as well. I'm looking to get more review copies out, so anyone else who's interested please either PM me or post...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 20th January 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Alex Athey
[Reviewers Wanted] Amazon Easy Site Building Software + Course

I’ve long been using software to speed up my own affiliate site building, and have polished it up for use by others. I’m getting ready to release it as a product, and I’d love to get it out there...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 16th July 2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Old Dog, New Tricks: A Classic Money Maker Made Simple

Glad you got some value out of it, put it in practice and let me know how you do!

All PMs are away, everyone should have received a reply by now. I appreciate the interest and have a few review...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 15th July 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Alex Athey
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Old Dog, New Tricks: A Classic Money Maker Made Simple

We're still open, message sent!

I've just finished replying to everyone's who contacted me and I still have some copies to go, keep the requests coming :)
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 15th July 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Alex Athey
Arrow [Reviewers Wanted] Old Dog, New Tricks: A Classic Money Maker Made Simple

You: into marketing, making money, and better yet enjoys making sites to go along with it. Are you a grizzled vet with years of experienced or a complete beginner? Either one's cool, this is a...
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