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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By txconx
Re: Selling Advertising Directly

I charge monthly. What you can charge depends on your traffic and the perceived value of the site. My largest site has forums and a calendar and only advertisers who have purchased 12 months of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,132
Posted By txconx
Re: Bought a PR4 Domain from auction and now the original owner wants it back

If the situation was reversed, I'd expect someone to tell me "you snooze, you lose." And I'd never ask for it back for free.

Then again, most of us here have experience on buying domain names and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,350
Posted By txconx
Re: Rant about a nervy customer

I agree with SteveJohnson. I've run a service-based business and I guaranty you the customer you bend over backward for will soon be using you as a doormat.

I simply don't understand the defensive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By txconx
Re: I want someone else's domain!!!

That's kind of different from the situation the OP describes, however. I thought you were talking about a niche name, not a name name. :D

I wouldn't sell my name name domain name for any amount of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,146
Posted By txconx
Re: I'm organizationally challenged. How to keep track of it all?

I highly recommend a mind map program. I use MindManager, but I believe there are free ones out there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By txconx
Re: Question about EPUB

EPUB is becoming a common format. It's the format used by Nook and some other e-book readers, as well as a variety of apps for mobile devices.

I suggest he try some of the self-published author...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By txconx
Re: Help, how can this happen?

Most likely, these are parking pages created by your registrar. When your domain name doesn't resolve, most registrar terms of service agreements allow them to do this and they get revenue from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By txconx
Re: Best way to deliver PLR and Get Paid

Gee, a lot of us planning PLR sites. :D

I am going to be using the Wordpress e-store plugin. estore plugin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,238
Posted By txconx
Re: I am SO frustrated anymore I could just scream!

I'm over 50. I have ADD. I've had a transcription business.

So we have a lot in common.

Stop buying stuff. If "Bring the Fresh" was so great, why didn't you make any money? I have a policy...
Forum: Website Design 16th June 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 40,515
Posted By txconx
Re: how to get rid of powered by wordpress?

Edit the footer.php file in your theme.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By txconx
Re: How to buy a domain name back for cheap?

From reading your other thread, the new owner isn't at fault here. If you go after anyone, go after the registrar who failed to automatically renew it. However, I don't think you'll have any luck...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,824
Posted By txconx
Re: Do Traffic Exchanges Work?

He may be all that but in his posts in this thread, at least, he sounds like an immature jerk.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By txconx
Re: WordPress Direct

I tried them out a couple years ago and concluded I am better off doing my own thing. However, I think it's probably a decent solution for someone who isn't very technically savvy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By txconx
Re: Any one making good money from Master Resale PLR?

Every PLR package I've purchased from a high-quality PLR site; i.e., one that isn't just reselling packages you can get for free if you know where to look, specifies that it's for personal use only....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,638
Posted By txconx
Re: Promise Me You Won't Do This - Vent Inside

I had a woman call me on the phone and threaten to sue me for something I'd said online about her website.

I asked her if her attorney charges by the hour and she affirmed that yes, he did. I then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By txconx
Re: How to Find Out Wordpress Theme?

As already noted, it's usually pretty obvious in the source code.

However, when I make significant changes to a theme, I change the theme name and the name of the folder. I've encountered some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By txconx
Re: Help! How to market a Book Online: Thriller/ Suspense Book (Self Published)

Try Smashwords (http://smashwords.com) and their blog, as well as Self Publishing Review (http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By txconx
Re: Twenty Ten Menu Bar...

Those are dynamic menus. Go to Appearance --> Menus. Once you create a menu (sidebars, for example), the "primary navigation" selection will become selectable. If you don't designate something there,...
Forum: Copywriting 18th March 2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,394
Posted By txconx
Re: Avoiding The Degree

Those of us who have paid for college educations (our own, and/or our children's) beg to differ.

Do you know why Starbucks pays baristas more if they have a college degree?

Among other things,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,223
Posted By txconx
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

I've been proofreading long enough to know the difference between a typographical error and a language error.

I have no problem with errors in posts. I do have a problem with errors in advertising...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,223
Posted By txconx
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

Instead of getting all emotional about it, why don't you either improve your language skills, or hire someone to proofread your products and e-mails?

There's a message in these threads that keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,223
Posted By txconx
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

Not if they're writing for an American or other native English-speaking audience. IMO, no excuse notes should be given for that.

If you're an ESL marketer and your target audience is US, your...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th February 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,181
Posted By txconx
Re: Huge self-motivation problems... how do I get started?

Seriously, I suggest you find a therapist and spend some time working on the issues that are holding you back.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,531
Posted By txconx
Re: Any tips to keep spammers out of my phpbb forum??

I use the CPanel to ban entire country IPs because I find most of these problems arise from certain countries.

OP - check the IP of the posters and just ban the IPs.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By txconx
Re: How to mantain a domain's PR after purchasing it?

My own experience backs up what Bane says.

I acquired a 12-year-old PR5 domain name. The site content had been neglected, but it had a lot of really good backlinks, including DMOZ, Wikipedia and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd November 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,182
Posted By txconx
Re: Guy asks for $3,400 for a simple domain name!!!

Ah, the age-old "he won't sell it for a price I'm willing to pay so he's a greedy pig," or "he's not doing anything with it so he should sell it to me (cheap)" argument. And of course, someone has to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By txconx
Re: Article Directory Creation

Before spending the money on a site, first figure out how you're going to make money on it. Then, take a look at the CMS being used and how easy or difficult it is to manage because that will be a...
Forum: Website Design 14th October 2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,277
Posted By txconx
Re: How to clone wordpress settings...

Highly recommend Wordpress multisite. I've been moving all my sites to it and it's totally the bomb. And there's a plugin you can use to clone settings to the new sites.

Faster, easier, less...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 287,580
Posted By txconx
Re: What to do if you're desperate

Cutting expenses is the first line of defense. And honestly, it's something you should be doing even if you're making good money. Saving money when the money is rolling in instead of blowing it on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,351
Posted By txconx
Re: Helping Family Make Money . . . Good or Bad Idea?

It's difficult to balance giving someone a fish v. teaching them how to fish. I agree that challenging them with doing something FOR THEMSELVES is the best way to get them to prove their motivation,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By txconx
Re: About to buy market samurai. Who got the best bonus?

You might be able to get a discount if you go sign up for Ed Dale's Challenge (challenge.co). They usually offer a free trial and discount to participants.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By txconx
Re: What step to take next? Website complete..

The site is confusing and there's no clear sales message.

If you're trying to launch a membership site, try putting the sales page on its own site, using a better (more targeted) domain name, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,276
Posted By txconx
Re: Domain Screwed...Need Advice (RESOLVED)

We're not looking for trouble, we're just trying to tell you how this works.

Do you have other domain names that you've registered? Do you understand how this works?

This is in HIS account at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,747
Posted By txconx
Re: $2 articles? I don't get it.

I've worked for 20+ years in a business that's all about grammar, punctuation, spelling and accuracy. I also run a forum for people working in that industry. It's been my experience that people whose...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By txconx
Re: Article Spinning and Article Submitters

I'm answering this both as someone who owns an article submission site and as a writer of articles.



I think if they're done right, they're fine. The problem is, very few people take the time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,302
Posted By txconx
Re: Don't Teach People How To Make Money On A .info domain...

I think most people don't notice the extension unless they're trying to go back to a site and then they will default to dot-com.

But I don't understand why you'd stick with dot-info if the dot-com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
Posted By txconx
Re: How Well Do You Do With Autoblogging?

I use it in two ways.

Sites that are 100% autoblogging are essentially placeholders for when I have time to do something more with them. In the meantime, they get indexed and generate some traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,463
Posted By txconx
Re: Fed up of Failure with Affiliate Marketing

Well, first of all - if someone told you to buy domain names that have a trademarked name in them, you can just toss the entire e-book out. Don't ever buy a domain name that contains a trademarked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By txconx
Re: What is considered a Premium Domain?

It depends on who you talk to and not even domainers can agree on what constitutes a "premium" name.

Generally speaking, however, premium names are dot com. Two-word keywords can be considered...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By txconx
Re: An Open Letter To 'AP'

Hang in there, Mike. Something tells me you've got what it takes to pull yourself back up. I love how you've researched this, let AP know what you've done for yourself, then politely asked for help....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,781
Posted By txconx
Re: I can't stand Internet Marketing.

Hecky, if I tallied up the amount of money I've spent on failed business ideas, it would be a lot more than you spent on IM, trust me. It doesn't mean they were BAD business ideas or that my money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By txconx
Re: Would you recommend IM to a member of your family who was struggling financially?

Some people just aren't cut out to work at home and be their own boss. I think it's smart of you to recognize that. You can't teach people motivation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,236
Posted By txconx
Re: Anyone Know This Slide-Up Wordpress Plugin?

Action Slider is similar - all you have to do is change the graphics.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By txconx
Re: Moms/Dads with kids at home all day - how do you manage!?

Oh, if I had $1 for every time someone told me "I want to work at home and spend more time with my kids!" - I'd be retired.

There's a reason employers don't let employees bring kids to the office....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,860
Posted By txconx
Re: I Need Advice - I Just Quit My Job!

Now that I've read this entire thread through twice, I'll add my two cents.

Forget all the rah-rah "You can do it!" It's crap IMO that isn't supported by statistics.

Let's get real here for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,455
Posted By txconx
Re: What's The New BAN's Store Alternatives?

I tried BANS. I had no trouble with de-indexing, but I find PHPBay Pro with Wordpress much more flexible and easy to work with to create a well-rounded site.

@Patrice - BANS = Build a Niche Store....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By txconx
Re: Domain Name Evaluations

Estibot is crap, as are any other free estimators. Most of the prices you get in the appraisal section of domainers' forums are not "end user" prices, which are typically higher than...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th August 2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By txconx
Re: Ethics in IM. How do you sell at all? HELP!

Here's how I look at it... Google Adsense is easy to put on your site but quite frankly, there are as many crappy products being sold that way as there are at places like Clickbank. If you put...
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