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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Campaign Targeting Tourists in the City

You're in luck, the best place to promote an opening tourism related website for locals IS NOT ONLINE!

It's in the local newspapers & shoppers and area local news TV and radio.

A simple press...
Forum: Social Media 3rd June 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Automate Twitter posts?

To be blunt; scheduling 350 posts is not helpful when you are wanting to build a base of followers who are engaged and ready to hear your message.

Scheduling a few posts while you are out of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Newbie here, I keep losing money, help

Outside the box thinking is needed here.

FIRST create about 10 sites related to your niche, (affiliate programs)


SECOND make sure those sites show YOU as the go to expert on your subject.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What's your best sales script for lead generation over the phone

Phone scripts need to be focused on a SINGLE action.

When people say lead generation make sure they're wanting leads.

A lead isn't the same as a appointment which isn't the same as sale.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 80,360
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge

Facebook is good for building traffic for your own website.

Businesses need there own site simply because it's the only place where you can build a uninterruptible lead generation tool.

Use...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th June 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Mark Riddle
Wow I'm back...

Well it's 2016 already;
That translates to being off the warriors forum for about 4 YEARS!

lots of amazing events have happened and a quick look around seem like many new faces along with many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Question about how i should charge my clients

Price is never a problem when you help the client see the value.

Price and value are often thought of as being the same, yet in fact they are very much different.

Generally Price is a one time...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Easy add on service you can charge monthly for

Jennifer,
This is a perfect example that simple concepts open doors, and makes add on sales simple.

For restaurants I like to approach them with the opening line "if each server sold 2 more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,797
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Bartering: $10,000 Wedding for $400 (Are You Kidding) ?

Chris,

Congrats on the wedding !


Mark Riddle
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th September 2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How To Accept Payment

Have the owner fedex you a check, until you get the check don't do any work that causes an expense for you.

This is a good time to have them get clear (and you) about what they are wanting you to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,771
Posted By Mark Riddle
Facebook Marketing SAVES Restaurant -- Success For Local Business

Here is a great article about how Facebook SAVED a local restaurant.

It is one example of the power of social media...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: how to get fans on facebook?

Getting fans is one thing;

Getting targeted fans is another.

Some of the folks on fiverr are using their porn promo profiles to "Like" your fan page.

That could cause you problems down the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

cashcow,

No not really, That is a product based commodity mindset.

People can buy shoes at walmart for $10, which is below the average price for shoes.

People also pay $14,000 for a pair of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

Jacob,

One of the first things that you need to do is ask her what "results" she would like to see with her marketing.

Get an idea of who her ideal client is (families - teens - accountants -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Wordpress: How to Change Order Of Pages in Header

I use my page order (http://www.geekyweekly.com/mypageorder) plugin for wordpress, I also use exclude pages plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/)

They work great

Mark...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Frustrated with Philippine outsourcers. Need advice.

Well my first suggestion is don't hire a freelancer for a full time job!

Its a totally different mindset.

Write for a few hours a day is totally different than writing all day every day.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How to Promote High Cost Services??

There are many ways to market high cost services, but there is one ONE Key to marketing high cost services.

Get your mind off the high cost part and ON the benefit of the service.

Selling ice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Radio Advertising

I've worked in radio advertising copy writing for about 20 years, there is ONE key to effective copy.

Create a simple message with simple language.

You have about 70 words in your 30 second...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline marketing - Wild west until it gets ruined

The main problem with "Offline Marketing" is no where else does that term even make sense.

I've been a business consultant for years, and the bottom line is that either a person is going to help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Can We Really Help Offline Businesses in Small Markets?

Coming from a background of owning an Ice Cream Store in a Small town of under 15,000 from 1989 to 1994, I can tell you first hand that $2500 for any promotion that lasts over the year would have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,083
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How would you market a Charter Boat Fishing Service? (Offliners Advice Needed)

Charles,

I worked at the Lake of the Ozarks for the local small market station, we always would have fishing folks come in and want to know how to get more customers.

I worked with one guy "Jim...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Promoting An Artist's Site

With artists another source of traffic comes from twitter and facebook.

Remember to keyword optimize the graphics of their artwork so it will show up in on google image search.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Would it be ethical to make "SOLD OUT" sales pages?

Sold out pages are common for public speakers and trainers.

Many of them plan on holding 3-4 events per year and the rest of the time it shows a sold out page.

It DOES state WHEN the next event...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Consulting without even meeting the Prospect

apocrypha,

I have clients that I've never met in person, and have only met by phone, and I can tell you first hand there has to be a lot more work at building trust and rapport when you don't meet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Mark Riddle
US advertisers to spend more on digital than print: study

Here's a nice article confirming what the "Offline" Community knows first hand.

AFP: US advertisers to spend more on digital than print: study...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,219
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Warriors - How do you get clients? Seriously :)

Tim,

This is not a direct answer to your question, yet it is crucial to your long term success.

DON'T BE A WEB SITE SALES PERSON!

Focus on getting profits to your clients.

You can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How Would You Market Online to Find Possible Investors for a Large Bahamas Resort ?

Deckman,

There are far more investors looking for good investments than there are investments to be found.

The key is the prospectus, and the convertibility of the investment in the property.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Outsourcing - $0.15 Per Task

Could you be thinking of Mechanical Turk ?

http://www.mturk.com (https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome)

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Making a new site....

Matagorda does have a meaning its a resort area in Texas,

Matagorda Bay area is known for fishing and tourism.

Matagorda Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Marketers What Day of The Week and Time is Best to Schedule a Seminar for Business Owner

Jason,

To echo what Art has said, it IS different for different sectors of business.

It also depends how close your workshop is to the actual business.

Slightly after lunch time allows many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,447
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: I'm Going To Sell 1 Million Music Albums

My First suggestion is to listen to David Hooper that gave comment in this thread. The next Step it to Follow Bob Baker (the Buzz Factor Indie Music Marketing Guy)

Air play and internet radio play...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Prospecting Question

When a sales person knows the owners name they simply ask for the owner by name.

The additional point is if a sales person doesn't know the business owners name, that sales person needs to spend...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: O.K. You Copywriting Geniuses... How do I make this headline non-offensive?

It's True;
Being Called A Dumbass
CAN be Temporary
Or
a Life Sentence You Decide...


What do the worlds most powerful business owners do to keep at the top of their game?

They understand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Who do YOU consider the Best "Offline" marketers?

I am far from an "Offline Expert" but I started promoting internet marketing to local retail and service businesses in 1996 long before the dot com bust. I got out of it, and have again returned to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Mark Riddle
My 1000th Post The Future of "Offline Consulting"

The Ability to Attract, Motivate and Retain Top Talent Is a Top-Five Priority for Enterprises’ Senior Executives According to a recent study by Talent Management magazine

73% of Senior Executives...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: I need some help with a website quote for an offline biz. Plz

Christian,

I've looked over the details of both the PDFs you have provided, and as far and the numbers involved they seem to be reasonable.

However, what is left out is who the issue of future...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How much to write a tweet?

John,

There are twitter managers who handle the writing and posting of tweets, and identify people and groups of people to follow and interact with.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Can I do this on wordpress?

Sure it can be done fairly simply, here is one way.

Moving WordPress WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress)

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,399
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Renting Out Your Voice

Here are some old Audios from a voice over product that I had back in 2006 How to get started in the Voice Over Business.

Its about an hour long

Enjoy

Getting started in the Voice Business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Selling Self Made Music?

Yes,

I have been selling my music online for several years, some of it custom order, some of it production music, or special project music.

There are a few warriors that are selling their music...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Mark Riddle
I didn’t know this was a secret ?

Frankly, I was a little surprised at the reaction I got when I mentioned one little phrase to a consulting client.

I thought I have been saying the same thing all along, but I guess this time the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline prospect wants proof that e-mail marketing works - what do I say?

This might sound rough, but its time to find a better client.

Either they get that you are wanting to help their business grow or they don't.

Problem clients are best eliminated before you get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: A Word of Caution to Offline Sellers

Reminds me of the days back in radio sales;

There was this nice but tiny little office that had a receptionist that I would go in and introduce myself, and give info about the station and ask what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,246
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What if musicians took on the "Product Launch" Concept ??

Yes its possible, there IS a ton of demand for specific types of music.

Personally I have sold more tracks that no-one has any idea that I had anything to do with, than the stuff that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What's More Important - Sales Copy or List Building ?

With the question of copywriting or list-building for me its kind of like asking which is better breathing in or breathing out.

Both are essential for the process to continue :)

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Check out this phenomenal Twitter growth!!!

Twitter is amazing, I decided to test to see if people were really following what is said, so I created a page that had ZERO Traffic. Excluded it from the menu on the site and tweeted the link.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 42,730
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Putting flyers on car windows...

Tisk Tisk Tisk,

I am guessing that very few here have actually tried this, but still have opinions of how effective it is because they would be offended.

There are several ways to make this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Best Autoresponder To Offer To OFFLINE Businesses?

Scott,

You may find it best to purchase aweber accounts for these businesses, but you would be the only one with the login and access to the back end.

Just include your costs in the monthly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Business Market - Help Needed!

Tom,

I think this is going to be a tough marketing to enter.

Small Business owners want things done, more than they want to know what and why.

There are people who are looking for the road...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,567
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Membergate feedback please!

I think regardless of price or options.

Making public statements about private data, and a thinly veiled threat to register someones former domain is quite shocking.

Tim is it true that this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Can anyone help with Windows Movie Maker

You can use this to determine what codec is being used in your avi file that is not on your vista system. GSpot Codec Information Appliance
(http://www.headbands.com/gspot/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,959
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: I have never been fond of offline cash cow proponents - but this made me sick!

The First assumption the OP is off with, is that the site is a waste and there is no way it could help them.

I owned an ice cream popcorn shoppe for many years we also had candy the mark up for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: My Offline Seminar Brought $10,000

Millard,

Great info ~!

Just to emphasize one major point Millard is making that may be missed..

You are talking with the group.

Many times a prepared presentation comes off as a "speech"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,185
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Sorry, I just don't believe you.

To me the Ferraris yachts and mansions scream scam.

It's late night infomercial world for the get rich with no work crowd.

Personally I would rather watch a ShamWow, or the Pocket Fisherman,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline marketers...chamber of commerce rules!

Here's one of my openers...

I help business owners build their business, and increase their profits.
Tell me what YOU do so I can give you an example.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mark Riddle
If you are "Selling" your product, your Marketing SUCKS

Selling and Marketing are sometimes viewed as the same thing, but there is nothing further from the truth.

When you create AND implement a great marketing program you don't have to sell your...
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