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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By blackli0n
RE: So many options, where to start?

Doing the one you like will make you the most money and be the most fun, and give you great experience to attempt your next endeavor. Doing the one you hate MIGHT make money for a while,
...
Forum: Website Design 21st July 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By blackli0n
RE: Want to know about the advantages of WordPress

Biggest advantage: everybody's using it so there's tons of helpful guides and virtually every designer and programmer can help you build it, maintain it, fix it, etc.

But the reason why everyone's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,873
Posted By blackli0n
RE: If I'm not wrong, content itself is not enough

Unfortunately for my point...the site is already now currently the #1 dominant site in its niche (for several years now) and also has the best content AND backlinks...so I wouldn't be able to prove...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,873
Posted By blackli0n
RE: If I'm not wrong, content itself is not enough

Well....for those wondering, I managed to do it. Was able to outrank more established sites all linking to each other simply because I had way better content...and also probably the traffic to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,873
Posted By blackli0n
RE: If I'm not wrong, content itself is not enough

You need good content, lots of it, and you need to do it better than your competitors. That's the fastest way to ranking well. It won't take forever...but 1-2 years is realistic. Or you can do what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By blackli0n
RE: Starting As An Article Writer

The better you are, the more you should write for yourself. So...how good are you?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What's your favorite method of getting SEO clients?

That tactic would sound good but actually it's the exact same tactic that many domain registration spammers use. So your carefully-crafted personalized message would still get lost in there.

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 222
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What is the best marketing strategy for my client a diving instructor?

For some like this, I'd create a batch of useful content that those diving instructors can pass off to their students or other local divers.

- Best places to dives in [location]
- Top 10 things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By blackli0n
Re: How do you keep up with IM?

Keep up with it by following some of the big guys as well as some of the small guys. (And by follow, I mean to check their website and see what they're doing, what things they're changing and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By blackli0n
RE: How many years have you been working in IM and what's been the biggest change?

I can talk in overall view about the industry. And because the industry's changed, the techniques have changed.

Back then, there were a few IM guys making money selling IM stuff and everybody else...
Forum: Website Design 26th October 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By blackli0n
RE: Need Help. Can't find HTML file in WordPress

When you INSPECT, look on the left panel (inside the html code) and click the next DIV higher than the element that was selected. You might be able to find the more accurate class that you're trying...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th October 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,002
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Is building an email list still the way forward?

The best marketing was never email. The best way was being so amazing (having such a valuable presence) that all consumers eventually look you up. But since nobody wants to do that, they do the next...
Forum: Website Design 25th October 2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Please Help Me all Pros..!!

Way too many links and tags all over the place. Maybe if you could have fewer, would be nice. Getting a better logo would be nice as well.
Forum: Website Design 25th October 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What can I Improve?

1. Gold color in the cart top right is bad shade. Please change that color to something more refreshing and less "shitty"...pun intended.

2. Fix your typography (font weight). A lot of the fonts...
Forum: Website Design 25th October 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What feeling does this design give you?

1. Get rid of the adsense under MORE INFO. That cheapened your website a whole lot right there. I took you as a serious company from the home page alone and then felt you were a college kid when I...
Forum: Programming 25th October 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,386
Posted By blackli0n
Re: How do I stop hackers from attacking my WP blogs?

Setup HTTP AUTHORIZATION on your wp-admin page. Block the XML-RPC protocol. That will decrease the attacks by about 90% and also speed up your site since your server isn't as bogged down.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 231
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Client asking for a NDA - can I buy the ones online or do I need to get a lawyer?

Absolutely no need to pay. There are so many free ones out there. If he's too lazy to write it, then you go get one that limits his rights.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By blackli0n
RE: What tools do you use to collaborate with team members?

For small stuff, most people-- SLACK.
For more demanding projects with many things being passed back and forth-- TRELLO.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By blackli0n
RE: Finding your first clients. Specific sites?

I find it's easier if you market yourself as a WRITER-copywriter, rather than a MARKETER-copywriter. Go to restaurants or local business, look up their website, and send them an email saying you can...
Forum: Email Marketing 7th June 2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What are some great subject lines for job application emails?

The best ones for me have always been something like..... "HIRE ME! I have tons of experience in exact same environment."
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th June 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What Are Your Stress Management Techniques?

My own personal favorite. Control your state of mind. Always feel like you have enough time, enough money. Whatever you feel you need to do or need to have, always imagine that you have more than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Should I try to compete with Google page 1 top competition?

It all depends on you. If you are skilled enough, the effort:reward ratio will be totally worth it for you. If not, then I wouldn't recommend it.
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By blackli0n
Re: HELP | WordPress Frameworks Suggestion.

Hi Davis,

I've got a couple years experience with Thesis since 2011. It used to be that Thesis was the best. It had a loyal fanbase and Genesis and Headway were the 2 main competitors. Since...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th June 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By blackli0n
SEO TIP - create the keyword

One thing I've come to notice about many people doing SEO is that they spend an awful lot of time chasing down keywords and then trying to rank for them. You will always have a problem with this if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By blackli0n
How to get a mentor --- help us help you

After getting bombarded by mentorship requests from people sending me PM's asking for help like the one below:

Hi,
My name is Billy and I've yet to to find success online but I know a lot about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
Re: I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

Do you have a problem with the definition or the idea of it? Here you are going around policing the use of the term, and now it seems like you don't even like the idea of passive income in the first...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
Re: I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

You're totally right about me looking like a clown entering a room full of strangers and bragging.

Hahaha! You know...I was a former athlete in many sports. And the sacrifices we made we so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
Re: I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

I've probably learned 300 golden lessons over the years. But in any case...here's a random 3 for you that aren't as common:


1) Try the stupidest stuff

I wish I could have said this more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
Re: I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

You know...I find it all sad and amusing at the same time. (in reference to the critical comments)

I was doing all this making money online stuff long before I even knew what it was. I was using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
Re: I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

LOL, YOU GUYS ARE DISTRACTING FROM THE POINT!

Haha. I'm not selling anything. And no way in hell am I going to waste my time entering a totally saturated market full of skeptical impulse buyers....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,238
Posted By blackli0n
I MADE IT --- made passive income at last!

I don't know how many of you will relate to me or understand how I feel or what I went through but I wanted to share my success with everyone for two reasons: 1) because I feel so proud of myself and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th March 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,937
Posted By blackli0n
Re: COLLEGE or no?

It really depends on what options you have out there OUTSIDE of college.

You should leave college if you have a better option and clearer direction in life. Otherwise, being lazy and staying at...
Forum: Website Design 12th March 2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Visited link colors?

I would say it's not a big deal as the browser already does that automatically for you. You should only be customizing to use your own colors if you're using a template with really uncommon colors or...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Need Help! Which of my 2 copies do you think will convert better on launch date!

Max, I've paid a lot of attention only to what's above the fold and feel that the first link wins clearly. It doesn't linger around too much on your brand name and gets straight to the message. Your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Ebook- Price Point and Selling Location

1. Me personally, about $10 tops. But if you were to give it a ton of value and explain why it has all that value, I could see you selling it for around $50.

2. I would do a combination of the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Bad comments

Don't let the fake comments through. I would say they might hurt your SEO because they're all over many websites already so there's a slight duplicate content penalty? Besides...the real value in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th January 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Article Submission

Yeah, I would say article submissions are over.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,156
Posted By blackli0n
Re: SEO or PPC?

Incorrect SEO is no more of a disaster than incorrect PPC. If you can't afford to gamble, then having real SEO is far more beneficial in the long run if you ask me.

It also depends on your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Backlinks - How Do You Get Them???

The best way is to have nothing but quality content on your website. Create totally linkworthy content and let social media do the work for you. It takes time to establish yourself as an authority,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,156
Posted By blackli0n
Re: SEO or PPC?

I've been an SEO expert for years and every one of my website benefits highly as a result of that. I rank well for a multitude of keywords and get hundreds of thousands of FREE visits every month.
...
Forum: Website Design 14th January 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Please Recommend a Fast WP Theme That's Simple

The default one is good. Or you can search for "minimalist themes".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,244
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Best place to learn SEO?

Honestly, I would pay an SEO expert to coach you on skype. You could learn a lot within 5 skype lessons at $100/hr. It's better than wasting hours of your time reading conflicting guides on the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th December 2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By blackli0n
Re: 150K Monthly UVs - How to monitize?

Sell a product. I have the same amount of uniques on one of my sites and Adsense is totally not worth it. You'll make so much more money selling products.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By blackli0n
Re: What is your Money Creation Model?

The first breakthrough is creating an online presence where you don't have to spend all your efforts getting regular traffic (creating content, advertising, self-promotion). It can be on a website...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,600
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Video Marketing WITHOUT Being on Camera?

I used to be so afraid of getting on camera and you know what...it turned out to be one of the best things for my business.

I used to worry about not looking comfortable enough, confident enough,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By blackli0n
Re: what am I doing wrong

I agree with Beth but could also offer some insight from many different viewpoints.

Design:
- it lacks personality
- it lacks clarity
- your site design (the colors and boxes and navigation)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,205
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Is it REALLY possible to make money doing nothing?

ROD IS THE MAN! What else can I say? :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,205
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Is it REALLY possible to make money doing nothing?

You know...I understood myself perfectly fine when I wrote it. It isn't until somebody else points something out to you that you realize others see it differently. I was much more focused on how I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,205
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Is it REALLY possible to make money doing nothing?

I guess it IS a mess. I was trying to be helpful, I don't have anything to sell.

And I guess the title could be better worded to say "It's possible to making residual income".
Forum: Website Design 2nd December 2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By blackli0n
Re: web design: help me to make a responsive website.

Use wordpress, install a responsive wordpress theme.
Forum: Website Design 1st December 2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Video Thumbnail Image Creation

What you can do is open your video using Windows Media Classic player. Pause the video at the point that you want to take a picture. Go through the toolbar options and take a snapshot. Then open up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Escrow pitfalls?

I've used escrow.com several times to purchase and sell domain names (from domestic as well as international buyers/sellers) and I like them very much. Painfree, very professional service, and feels...
Forum: Programming 14th November 2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By blackli0n
Re: Redirect Questions

There are many ways to do this and of the many ways, they are used for many purposes.
I'm going to assume you want these to be PERMANENT redirects (as opposed to temporary redirects).

Different...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th October 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By blackli0n
Re: VPS managed Hosting

Here are 3 MANAGED VPS hosts I know. I've gone through many!

Linode.com (my favorite, but I use unmanaged)
Hostdime.com
Vps.net (many frequent issues but they are cheap -- I ended up dropping...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By blackli0n
Do you REALLY need an email list?

One of the first things I learned after YEARS of making money online was that everybody was into building email lists. I had been running a business online but never knew anything about IM.

Then I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th October 2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By blackli0n
Re: The Dreaded No-Show

Yes, it's important to let them know that you're just there to give free tips and suggestions for their business. Things they can do on their own (small businesses love to hear this) and that if...
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