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Forum: Website Design 7th May 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 157
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Looking to make sales page mobile friendly

This site is selling web development and seo services but doesn't even use https.

Any other suggestions?
Forum: Website Design 6th May 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 157
Posted By Mike Mendell
Looking to make sales page mobile friendly

I have a standard sales page that needs to be made mobile friendly. Can someone recommend a decent developer that can do this?

Thanks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Selling Site In The Dating Niche - Need Help

Thank you for your solid advice and kind words. I needed that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Selling Site In The Dating Niche - Need Help

Right, because the big players in the dating niche are just going to send their traffic to anyone that contacts them who's thrown a dating product together for $800 in a couple of weeks.

I'm not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Selling Site In The Dating Niche - Need Help

This is quite possibly the most ridiculously thing I've ever read. I can't believe you wrote this.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Selling Site In The Dating Niche - Need Help

Why on earth would someone sell a site that is making a decent income every month?

The whole point of selling a site is to take the assets that someone else created and do something with it....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Mendell
Selling Site In The Dating Niche - Need Help

I'm looking to sell my site which is in the dating niche, but I'm having a hard time.

It's an ebook complete with sales and affiliate page. Top notch copy, design and original content written by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: A one page site designed to spread an idea

I don't want to reveal the topic because people tend to dismiss it as something silly and not important.

I'm just looking for examples of sites that are primarily designed to spread an idea to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Mike Mendell
A one page site designed to spread an idea

I have a lot of knowledge and information about a particular topic that I feel strongly about and was thinking of creating a one page site to get the word out.

My thoughts are that if I explain it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: What is the best way to make money with a software?

I would contact people with lists in the education niche and broker a few JV deals. You will need some credibility though. Are you or your product well known in your niche?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Need some advice

With that kind of traffic, I would sell ad space on your sites to other people in your niche(s).
Forum: Copywriting 22nd February 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Funny Bullet

Immediately after reading that bullet I thought:

"Yeah right."
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Critique request :)

The coffee cup headline is definitely better, but you are still not telling the prospect what having "one of these" actually DOES for them.

You can teach me how to make a website for the price of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th June 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,068
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Would You Go to College Again?

Absolutely not.

Going to school fills your head with all sorts of nonsense. "Go to school. Get a job. Work your ass off for the next 40 years making someone ELSE rich."

That doesn't fly with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How do you find niche markets...

When you're doing niche research, type in a few related keywords into Google and take notice of how much competition (in the form of AdWords) there are. If there are a lot of ads, that means it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: In need of a marketing budget

If you're looking to make money with an eBook with no budget, I'd make an WSO. To create a full blown sales page you're going to have to pay a copywriter at least a few hundreds dollars for something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How much initial investment is required to get a good start?

For a domain name, it'll cost you anywhere from $5 to $15 a year.
For web hosting you're looking at $7-10 a month.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Would this be a good niche website??

It's really hard to say without knowing what the niche is.

A lot of search volume and no competition doesn't automatically make it a winner. If that keyword is typed in by mostly non-buyers,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Help me estimate the value of my E-book website

Don't sell it.

If you made $700 in 6 months with no paid advertising, imagine how much you could make if you advertised it aggressively?

In terms of increase conversions, just two quick things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: What does this mean?

That must be a mistake as they have an affiliate program and clearly want you to link to their site.

If I had to guess, I think they meant to say no "hot linking" which means using any of their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: need some advice

If you've already made a few sales, I would look into starting a PPC campaign with Google AdWords. Start small and slowly it build it up, all while tweaking your keywords, landing page etc.

(Also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Best place to sell a digital product?

Have you checked out Clickbank?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Hiring Article Writers - Rights Question?

Hi Ken,

Usually the writer will let you put your name on the article, but it's always best to clarify that with them beforehand.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,548
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Is The Internet Saturated with Websites?

Never think that people will stop buying products (online or off) because a particular market is saturated.

The fact is, a lot of people will buy something JUST because it's NEW.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Copyrighted Images in web-design.

Yes, exactly what ganesh said. I once worked for a firm who thought it was "ok" to use copyrighted images in their products and websites. I tried to tell them otherwise, but they did nothing.

Long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How exactly does article syndication work?

Not really. Most article directories publish syndication guidelines to webmasters on how they may use the content that's posted to their site.

Just write a killer article/resource box and you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How exactly does article syndication work?

In your resource box, you include a brief description of who you are and what your product/website/service/business is about.

Example:

If you've enjoyed this article by John Smith, check out...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th May 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: "A Crap Load", really??

Ok here's what we do:

Hire the best developers in the world to create a piece of software that sends a slight, (but very real) electric shock to the spammer every time their bots posts one of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Project 1 done, suggestions for project 2 please!

Yes I forgot to mention that as well.

$5 for an eBook is way too low. It will kill your advertising costs really quick. Try selling your book anywhere from $27 to $47 and see how it does.

Good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Project 1 done, suggestions for project 2 please!

Instead of moving on to something completely new, why not focus on your existing ebook? Continue building it up. Create a website for it and start driving traffic to it.

You took the time and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Found the niche - do I make multiple sites?

Definitely go with one domain. It's a lot easier to focus and build up one site than several.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Two topics. One Landing page.

These are normally called "hidden bonuses" and while they can work, I think in this case it might be a little overwhelming to the user.

Keep things simple. One eBook/report at a time. Let them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Drunk with power

Well said Tim. Collecting material on IM doesn't make you money. Taking action does.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: What Should I Sell This For?

If you're looking for some kind of "price formula" take the total cost of everything you put into this package and offer it at 1/10th that price. That way you're giving people 10x the value.

That...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Two topics. One Landing page.

Why not just offer 1 ebook for the opt-in and then the other two at separate times as a "free gift" to your list?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: I did it! ^_^

Congrats! Now use that energy to ramp it up and make MORE sales!

Good luck.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Whats the best plan to build traffic?

It depends on a variety of things. What is the website about? What is it used for? Is it selling a product? Recommending a product? Building a list? Building a blog?

To start off, I would use...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Favorite Way To Stir Up Emotion of Desire In Copy

To stir up a lot of emotion I just end a sentence with 50 exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

But no seriously, the way I like to do it is use a few high impact graphics here and there to tell a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Can anyone feedback to my landing page?

Ok, I don't quite get what you're going for here...

It looks as if it's some kind of writing tool, but how is it different from spell check or grammar check in Microsoft Word? (Which most people...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Help With Landing Page - Opt-In Rate

Try putting your opt-in box in the middle of the page rather than right next to the video. As outofthisword stated above, you have it competing against your video.

Also, reduce the size of your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Need help and guidance with finding a niche and what EXACTLY to look for when looking at keyword

A "good" niche is any niche where there are lots of BUYERS who buy on EMOTION. However, a better niche is one where people are likely to buy MULTIPLE products instead of just one. (That way you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How do I research the market?

Darren is spot on here. That kind of book is teaching people how to sell a book online, regardless of what the content/topic is.

Just curious, but are you thinking of jumping into this niche for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Is pagerank related to traffic?

In a way, yes. Pagerank is just ONE of the many factors that Google uses to determine a websites' position in its search results. The higher the pagerank, the more sites it has linking to it which...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Making Money with IM

Teacherman is right on here. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. First set up your business, get it going and then worry about the business/tax set up.

The questions you are asking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Groupon 4 IM Products???

Yeah this is a great idea, but I think you'd need a few big names in the IM niche to get the momentum going.

Once it was popular enough, the competition to get your product on that site would be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: How I get huge conversion rates in any niche

Mark, this is fantastic! Very simple, but VERY smart.

It just goes to show you how people tend to over complicate things. If you want to target buyers... then target keywords with "buy" in them!
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Just Wanted to Thank You All

That was a great post. You definitely articulated it well. Anyone that isn't thankful of this forum should be shot lol.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Advice Needed For A Newbie: Product Creation

Before you seek out that kind of info, ask yourself a few things first:

1. What's my ultimate goal here? What do I want from this? Do I want to make $1,000 as quickly as possible? Do I want a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: I have 80 working hours a day ! Need YOUR Suggestions

With that kind of man power and time, you might try the bum marketing route.

You could write tons of articles and blog posts and point them to your site where you build a list and advertise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By Mike Mendell
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Resell & Distribution Rights Text??

Here's a few more for you:

[NO] May be given away for FREE
[NO] May be added to FREE membership sites
[NO] May be sold on auction sites
[NO] May not claim original copyright
[NO] May not sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Less know ways to drive Traffic

Free targeted traffic from unconventional sources is the definition of Guerrilla Marketing. I would suggest you check out a few sites/books on that topic.

Off the top of my head though, why not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Dia Duit! My first Venture into IM And My first Sale!

Congratulations Declan! The first sale is always the most exciting. Now use that energy/motivation to make MORE sales!

Best of luck!
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Can You Improve My Conversion?

Ajeetroy... you do realize that the industry standard for conversions is 1-2% right? To get a 5-6% conversion rate, you're going to have to drop at least 10k on a top copywriter. Even then, there's...
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Please Give Your Thoughts On Sales Letter

Your page is actually not bad.

A few things I would change:

1. Shorten your first 3 bullets. You want something short and that grabs attention.
2. Add a <br> after those bullets just before...
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Mike Mendell
Re: Landing Page Recommendations

I don't mean to be offensive, but that entire page just looks really amateurish to me. I could point out all sorts of areas that need improvement, but I'd say it's just easier to start over from...
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