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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What's best software for download of zipped file for my customers?

You set up membership levels for the site - regular guests have access to all the free content.

Once someone has purchased your product they are at a different level, have access to protected...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What's best software for download of zipped file for my customers?

I like s2member - I know the options are a bit daunting when you first install it but it's incredibly powerful.

And, the free version has file download protection built in. Just upload your file...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Marketing for Insurance Agency

I'll add to this a bit as I work with several insurance agencies also. Thinking along the 'content is key' line...

My most successful campaigns (and easiest to SEO) are niche markets. Every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What do people think about podcasts?

I'm a fan of podcasting also and would never listen to one with a robotic voice.

Podcasting has been around now for 10 years or so - the 'newness' has worn off so you can't just throw any audio...
Forum: Website Design 16th December 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: I want to create wordpress themes!

Do you want to be a full-on theme designer or are you just trying to create nice looking wordpress sites for clients?

If it is the latter, I'd recommend learning about child themes as you could...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: How to go about being paid if I have no LLC or Corporation set up yet?

I operated as a sole prop. (DBA - business name) for 6 years before incorporating.

File for a fictitious name and an EIN number (both are cheap) and you'll look like a legitimate business. An LLC...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: How to do payroll?

When I started doing payroll years ago (just 3 employees then) I just set up a spreadsheet.

It made it easy to calculate the monthly 940 & 941 payments and I learned exactly how everything works. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: WSO Overload

^^^ THIS! And It's FREE!

Nothing better than to just go and start talking to people. You'll get an idea what's important to them, what businesses are looking for and how to tailor your services...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Getting started providing offline services! - Advice required.

I'm not sure I agree with that one. Whatever services you can put together that will generate traffic for your client will work.

As for what's hot?

Brick & Mortar businesses are being told...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Collecting Payment..

Even if you set up a regular merchant account - it's going to ask for the billing address on his card. Plus, a merchant acct. is going to have a minimum monthly fee of $20 or so. If you're only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Help needed : Monetizing newsletters

Each email marketer has their own 'communication flavor' so it's hard for someone else to say exactly how you should run your specific list.

You're already pointing them back to products on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Fake reviews in WSO's

I'm not sure I follow this logic.

As tpw mentioned - I also purchased a lot of products. Very few of them are good enough to promote to one of my lists.

When I do find a gem though, I leave a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Inserting links into forums

Is your offer relevant to the forum? Promoting 'how to get chicks' on a marketing forum will work about as good as promoting 'IM Marketing methods' on a dating site.

Find a forum where you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What Could Have Caused This?

I just left a test comment and it appears to be working fine.
Forum: Website Design 4th February 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: 2 Wordpress Plugins That Will Save Your Life!

Save Your Life? might be stretching it a bit.

Better than just a wp files & database backup is a full account backup.

Mine (and many other) hosting companies run a daily/weekly/monthly backup...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: How Do You Make Money With A LIST

I'm not on your list so I'm shooting in the dark a bit.

Have you ever hear a preacher or speaker who just spouted facts and expected you to buy the rest of their pitch? It never works.

There...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,818
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: My first $100 day

Probability and statistics 101: When you provide more options, the profit gods have a better chance of hitting you.

100 other people built one site and went away saying the internet sucks and IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Why only Youtube?

r u serious :)

Other sites are fine for posting your videos to show to friends, embed in your web site, create products, etc.

When you want to find something to watch in an obscure niche (learn...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Question for people in local business marketing

I'll take a look. I have a lot of offline clients but only 4 medical professionals so I'm really not an expert in that niche.

tx - dean (at) dean-martin.com
Forum: Website Design 4th February 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: From Word To Wordpress - Articles Coming Out In Different Fonts?

LOL - hopefully someday we'll all be out from under the MS Word stranglehold.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: 2 installs of wordpress

I would argue that it has more to do with purchasing your domain from someone ethical and making sure YOU own it and not your hosting company.

I've hosted thousands of web sites and many clients...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,259
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Fiverr Gigs Not Selling

Bribe a couple people to buy from you and get a couple ^ reviews. With so many vendors to choose from now I almost never buy from someone with no reviews yet.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th December 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: It's Official I am The worlds Greatest failure

Congrats on the ranking!

Even better is your writing. I read a couple of your posts while I was there - very nice job. you're now in my rss feed.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th December 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: SEO for local businesses

I think it was April of this year the map listings became 'places' and has been the core of what us 'offline people' offer local businesses.

Higher organic search rank seems to push businesses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Buying Parked domain for 450$ - Need Advice

Vij,

Did you do a link search on google & yahoo? The 'flavor' of the sites that had links back to that domain will give you an idea what was there before.

You could buy it and do a WSO case...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dean Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What Is The Proper Way To Do Market Research?

I'm not sure that even the big guys know how to do market research.

Imagine spending thousands of dollars on a truly unique item, pull in several focus groups and because it is so unique they have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,472
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Hey Newbie Marketers: Show your real face in Avatar

Indeed that is a lofty goal - unfortunately, some of us were horribly disfigured at birth (or maybe shortly thereafter) and the 'real self' would be repulsive and dissuade any thoughts of 'buy it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,929
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: I've finally started making money on the internet!

Interesting how providing a real service with value that is tangible is more lucrative than pitching information products that most people can search and find the info for free :)

Not to mention...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Need a Couple Beta Testers For New Website to Amazon S3 Backup Software

I'm interested - but :)

I have a specific need. One of my dedicated servers runs a web app updating a mysql database (actually several). The databases are now HUGE (30-40 gig.) and we're having...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,556
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: When Is The Pay Day for US and UK ?

It can mean anything from no money at all, no money in their pocket at that time or an expression they're using to get a salesperson off their back :)

Many in the US look like they're rich when...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th December 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: What I Learned From Being Over 30K In Debt...

Hi David,

I like your writing also - It looks like you're using the Twenty Ten default theme - I'd recommend you look at this child theme for Twenty Ten: Twenty Ten Weaver | Wordpress Weaver...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,120
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Which Local Program Should I Buy?

Wow - I wasn't familiar with all these so went searching for sales pages and pricing. Someone has certainly figured out how to make money in the offline niche :) Selling to people wanting to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: web hosting

The search box is your friend - this question is asked every couple days:

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/288046-web-hosting.html...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: How do you prefer to install wordpress on your site?

I have my own servers and so have shell access. I keep a folder on the server w/the latest version of WP, all my favorite plugins and themes.

I wrote a script that copies everything to any new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,722
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Internet millionaires all under the age of 30

It's a mistake in the article: WordPress Founder Turns 25 (http://mashable.com/2009/01/11/wordpress-founder-turns-25/)

Also note the article in the OP is from January 2008. I'd imagine the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th December 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Offline Consultants: I Had a Client Try and Chew Me Out Today

I'm going to be a dissenting voice. It's a busy client... with money!

I think you handled the call well and he now knows where you stand and that you don't bend on your contracts.

Some of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,613
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Make 100,000 per month being website broker

Agreed - along with this, on the buying side you're going to need to stay away from Flippa and other 'site for sale' places. There are thousands of buyers there who know more than you what a site is...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 18th December 2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 127,674
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: I'll custom a gorgeous niche blog for you (with unique content by professional English writers!)

What kind of deal can you make if I already have the domain name? Maybe an extra article or 2?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th December 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,372
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: what is the best of the best forum profile software?

And I'm in Chambersburg :) let's do lunch
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: I am planning to reach 10K visitor per month only!

10k visitors per month? certainly not easy - but with a good niche and fresh interesting content every day it can be done.

10k visitors per day? Are you really that interesting? Most people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: hosting the domain name with a separate company, basic question

The real point is to not let your hosting company 'control' your domain name. Very few hosting companies are actual domain registrars - they have reseller accounts w/Enom, etc.

A somewhat 'shady'...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 12th December 2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: want to buy a PHP hosting,any recommendation?

I'd recommend purchasing your first domain based on the company or brand you are developing (e.g. - MamuMarketing.com if that's your deal). Namecheap or godaddy work for registering. You can then...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th December 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Do you believe creativity is inherent?

^^^ agreed.

To add to your premise - our definition of creativity is often warped. From an early age we think of 'artsy' types as the creative ones (painters, musicians, etc).

I propose that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Critique my video marketing idea?

I think the idea is good. The question is: Can you read it in an interesting and compelling way that wants people to keep listening? Can you find (or design) some interesting graphics for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Convert ebook to audio

I'd be interested in doing this for you. I have a professional studio and currently do voiceover work for other clients (I'm one of the people on the voices.com site mentioned above).

Send me a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: For Those That Doubt Article Marketing

Good stuff here... someone with real insight - any interest in being interviewed on this topic?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: If you are in the US could you help me please ?

@itsAllHere - besides a couple of <div tag issues you also have a body open and close tag in your opt-in form area.

Time to dig into your code or hire someone to look at it.
Forum: Website Design 6th December 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Cloning a website

SoftByte Labs shareware for Microsoft Windows (http://softbytelabs.com/us/index.html) - Blackwidow scanning / download software. I used it when I first started to get a basic layout on sites I liked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Can we use the name google in a domain name?

Ahh... using Google to find the answer to a question - what a novel idea :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,327
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: How Many Articles Per Day to Submit

Really? You can write 50 articles of original content each day?



Again - can you really write 50 articles per day that someone would actually want to read?



Finally a voice of reason...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Still can't find a niche?

^^^ what she said...

Pay attention to what people are talking about, reading about, listening to and most importantly thinking about buying. Get offline and think outside the box. Don't just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Question on article righting and back linking

Not to be a smart*** but spelling is of utmost importance if you are 'righting' (writing) articles.

To answer your questions - I like listing my URL without the www.

And indeed you can 'cloak'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Podcasts Help - The What To Do With Them Bit

Hi Jon,

Sorry this took so long - recorded everything in Camtasia and then had to rebuild that machine and recover the drive data.

I have the first 2 videos done:
How To Set Up A Podcast...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Podcasts Help - The What To Do With Them Bit

@paul - I love your site and would like to see your .pdf if you could send it to me.

@show pony - well, I've been recording videos of the process and put the 2 shows online that you sent me. The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Dean Martin
Re: Podcasts Help - The What To Do With Them Bit

If you're on a good hosting plan already and are happy with them then yes, just use that account. The only negative to that is that I would need ftp access to the account to upload files and add the...
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