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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,137
Posted By jonb
Re: How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

Actually, his idea is to build a business that serves a specific segment of the artist community. Which I think is an excellent idea, as it would allow him to live within his art and passion while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,137
Posted By jonb
Re: How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

Appreciate the thought here, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my wording.

First, he came to me to ask him to teach him how to start his own business. I haven't forced him at all. In fact, this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,137
Posted By jonb
How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

My 23 year old son has expressed an interest in starting an online business. Since I've been doing it for close to three decades, you can imagine how supportive I am of the idea.

He wants me to...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th January 2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By jonb
Re: This is sheer genius, and it's free!

Actually, now that I look at my first post -- especially the headline -- I guess I can see how your defenses might have gotten raised. I literally had just finished a video, had a "aha!" moment...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th January 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By jonb
This is sheer genius, and it's free!

I've been marketing online since the days of Compuserve, AOL and 2400 baud dial up, so when someone teaches me something that makes me go "holy crap -- this is *real* marketing!" I feel the need to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,465
Posted By jonb
Re: Is Law of Attraction Evil?

I don;t believe in the devil or anything like that, so I can;'t really comment. But...

If you're sitting around visualizing and nothing else, the LOA is a waste of time, and doesn't really exist....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,045
Posted By jonb
Re: No success, just more failures.

The fact that you've been at it for 8 years tells me you've got determination and drive. So that's great.

I suggest you read "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. It's a brilliant book that will help...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th November 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By jonb
Any speed readers out there? How did you learn to do it?

As I stare at my reading pile, I wonder: What if I could speed read?

Yeah, that sure sounds like a good idea.

So, any speed readers out there? Any tools, courses, books that got you to where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By jonb
Re: am i really a lazy git?

Really? You just dropped in here to take a shot at a guy who posted something that was personal and clearly important to him?

It's really easy to ignore threads that don't interest you. No...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By jonb
Re: Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

Thanks Alexa, good stuff. I'm a big believer in list building (mine's now over 50K which is why my launch went so well) and I'm naturally inclined to go the lead magnet/autoresponder route, and you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,873
Posted By jonb
Re: You should be passionate about your niche.. WRONG?

If you can't be passionate about your subject matter, be passionate about the END RESULT of what you're selling.

* Selling insurance but don't really care about insurance? Think about the peace...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By jonb
Re: Content Marketers: What's your system for promoting new posts & other content?

Just some outstanding wisdom in this thread. may thanks, folks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By jonb
Re: Content Marketers: What's your system for promoting new posts & other content?

Alexa, that's just outstanding. So, so useful. Thanks!
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th June 2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,311
Posted By jonb
Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

I bought it, and I love it. No problems with the delivery and it works exactly as advertised. The new features will make it even better. $47 very well spent, IMO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,725
Posted By jonb
Re: Google Hangouts for Webinars

Just bought Webinar Express yesterday and have been testing it out. Then I received an email today from the developer saying automatic Hangout creation is coming very soon. Very cool -- that was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By jonb
Re: I screwed up big time -- so you don't have to!

No kidding. Considering the amount of "are yo sure you want to..." prompts I see for minor stuff, you think they'd offer the same for a button that will quite literally delete everything on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By jonb
I screwed up big time -- so you don't have to!

I did something amazingly boneheaded yesterday, and it almost cost me in a major way. I'll tell you about it so it can stick in the back of your heads and (hopefully) prevent it from ever happening...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By jonb
If your wordpress site crashes or is slow, this might help you....

My WP site was crashing one or two times a day. I was going crazy trying to find the solution when I found this page:

changing how often wp-cron.php runs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jonb
Re: 2 Questions for those who Outsource

No worries, Alexa. I'm a New Yorker -- chop-busting is a second language to me :)

But yeah, whenever I see an outsourcing article about using VAs to blog and forum comment, my first reaction is...
Forum: Social Media 16th October 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,759
Posted By jonb
Re: How do you find largest/most influential Facebook Pages in a niche?

Seems strange that no one's created a tool for this. Hopefully one will appear before too long.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,366
Posted By jonb
Re: This has ticked off a LOT of people...

I live in both worlds - I'm an IM'er, and my niche is writing (children's books, to be specific). So I do see some differences.

When I buy an info product, typos, grammatical issues, etc. don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By jonb
How to Create a Free QR Code for Any Page

If you've been wanting to add QR codes (those UPC-like codes that Smartphone users can snap a picture of and be directed to a specific web page) to your offline marketing materials, here's how to do...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th May 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 635
Posted By jonb
Re: Motown Sound

What I've come to love about Motown is the production and the quality of the musicianship. James Jamerson is one of the greatest bass players of all time, and the rest of the Funk Brothers are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th May 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By jonb
Re: Hello Everyone

Here's my .02:

Pick something your passionate about and spend the next three months working your way into that community and building a community of your own. Tweet nothing but useful info. Put...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th May 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,794
Posted By jonb
Re: Favorite 80's Band?

Motorhead.

Or, to be more precise, Motor F'in Head.

(There's an even more precise way to say it, but this is an all-ages board :))
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By jonb
Re: Weirdness you encounter in the boondocks

I used to live in the town in Colorado upon which the series South Park was based. One day, some guy snapped and drove a bulldozer into the post office.

When the Denver papers interviewed the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,512
Posted By jonb
Re: The KimW "I'm Gonna Kick Your Butt" Music Trivia Thread

I think, Steven, it also has to do with music's place in our lives. In 1967, if you were a kid, pop music was really the only media directed toward you, and it meant everything. Look at those songs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By jonb
Re: Creating side-by-side video interviews: Skype or ooVoo?

At the 10 dollar level, Oovoo records the videos for you, so there's no need for camtasia. I'm thinking that would provide a better quality recording than using a screen recorder.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th October 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 762
Posted By jonb
Re: Who's not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, But Should Be?

For you punk/hardcore fans, here are some bands that are importnat and, most importantly, great. They each deserve consideration:

Black Flag
Bad Brains
The Descendents
Minutemen
Meat Puppets...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th October 2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 762
Posted By jonb
Re: Who's not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, But Should Be?

On the thread we did start down the "who needs a HOF fame anyway" road, but we decided to forge ahead 'cause the whole thing is meant to be a fun exercise rather than yet another argument about the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd October 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,207
Posted By jonb
Re: Wow - what a book!

My take on this sort of philosophy is that it's not claiming the world is illusory on a physical level -- it's that our perception of the world makes it illusory. It's an essential concept of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th June 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 8,753
Posted By jonb
Re: The Musical Name Game

One of the 60's great singles:

YouTube - The Soul Survivors - Expressway to Your Heart

Soul Survivors
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd June 2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 8,753
Posted By jonb
Re: The Musical Name Game

YouTube - Spinal Tap-Gimme Some Money

Spinal tap
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By jonb
Re: Why should it take 8 days to unsubscribe me?

Oh yeah, that's another one. I click on the unsubscribe link and then I'm brought to a page where I have to enter my e-mail address. Pain in the butt, as I have multiple e-mail addys funneled into...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th May 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,207
Posted By jonb
Re: Wow - what a book!

My pleasure.

What the book does, in essence, is use little stories -- he calls them mental pictures -- to illustrate each point. The notion is that our unconscious reacts to parables and metaphor...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th May 2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,207
Posted By jonb
Wow - what a book!

Digging around a thrift store, I came across a book with a truly silly title: Psycho-Pictography: The New Way to Use the Miracle Power of Your Mind by Vernon Howard. Needless to say, my BS detector...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th May 2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By jonb
Re: Bullfighter Seriously Gored By...

The bull gets destroyed no matter what. At least this one went out with some style.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By jonb
A great find for Wordpress membership site owners....

Hey folks,

Running my WP-based membership site is, for the most part, glitch free. But there was one thing that caused me constant headaches; wordpress's arcane password recovery system.

When...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By jonb
Cool new feature for Amazon affiliates....

Amazon has just introduced "Share on Twitter" to the Site Stripe that appears on any product page if you're logged in as an affiliate. Click the button and a tweet, with a shortened URL that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By jonb
Re: How to set up a Membership Site

Well, it looks like a blog if you use a blog theme. Use a magazine theme and things change dramatically. have a look at my site to see what a magazine theme does for a membership site:

The CBI...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By jonb
Re: How to set up a Membership Site

My method is to use a Wordpress blog, a magazine style theme and Wishlist Member software to make it all happen. Wordpress and the theme are free, Wishlist costs 97 bucks.

Check the link in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By jonb
Re: Do You Have An LLC?

I've owned companies that were s-corps and LLCs, and I can tell you that an LLC is way, way easier. It's not right for every business, so look at the pros and cons, but if you can do it, an LLC is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By jonb
A video site Google seems to love....

We all know that Google and youtube are a pair, but here's another video sharing site that Google really seems to like:

5min - Find the best how to, instructional and DIY videos ? Life Videopedia...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By jonb
Re: Help! Trying to figure out how to integrate eBook site, membership site and shopping cart

Right, as long as by "clicks to become a member" you mean "places an order for the upsell and pays through 1shopping cart".

So, in a nutshell:

1. Customer buys ebook
2. thank you url sends...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By jonb
Re: Help! Trying to figure out how to integrate eBook site, membership site and shopping cart

Here's how you do it:

In 1shoppingcart, in the product options window under "Page navigation", set the "Thank you URL' for the Upsell as the registration link for the appropriate membership level...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By jonb
Re: Quick Pressbot Question

Click on Accounts and then "New Profile". Create a new profile with just the sites you want to submit to, and then choose that profile from the Submit screen.

That'll do it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th April 2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 19,594
Posted By jonb
Re: If you can help, it is appreciated.

Just Tweeted to more than 4000 followers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By jonb
Re: Membership site: How to provide great content?

Some content ideas:

- When you get an article, make a powerpoint presentation of the key points, read the article aloud while moving through the powerpoint slides, record with Camtasia, and you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By jonb
Re: Membership Site Retention?!?

The software does it. you create membership Level 1, set it to expire in 30 days and automatically transfer all paying members to Level 2. and so on....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By jonb
A product idea for some smart Warrior....

I was just looking through a thread about PPC, filled with numbers and metrics and such and found my eyes glazing over. I'm a total right-brainer. If it's creative, visual and fun, I'm all over it....
Forum: Copywriting 31st March 2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By jonb
Re: Your help would be greatly Appriciated in More ways Than i can explain

Josh,

I like "Speak with a trainer who really cares" better than what was there before. One more suggestion -- change the button copy from "Contact Me ASAP" (which is kind of intimidating) to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th March 2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By jonb
Re: The best tool to conquer worry

Here's a link to a quick summary: Dale Carnegie's Advice On How To Stop Worring (http://www.mindbodyhypnosis.com/worry.htm)

Some of my favorites:

"The next time Trouble--with a Capital...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By jonb
Re: Your help would be greatly Appriciated in More ways Than i can explain

Josh,

Some initial thoughts on your very attractive site:

* I wonder if including the prices is part of your problem. A prospect sees those and thinks "too expensive" and moves on. Maybe it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,108
Posted By jonb
Re: I make around $4900p/month from membership site, you should too

I'll play!

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/41144-building-membership-site-heres-exactly-how-i-built-mine.html

Best,

Jon
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th March 2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By jonb
The best tool to conquer worry

Worrying sucks. So, I sought out some answers to help deal with it.

What I found was a book written decades ago, but is as powerful as anything I've ever read:

"How to Stop worrying and Start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jonb
Re: What converts best for membership sites?

I've chosen to let visitors see the full front page of my membership site, with all the links to content. when a non-member tries to click on the content, they're brought to my sales letter. (which...
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