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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,195
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What Should We Do To Make Ads Visually Appealing

Something you might want to consider is color has a lot to do with it actually. I was a graphic artist for about 10 years. There is a whole science to the use of fonts and color in ads and their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,528
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: I’m done..

This is right and wrong.

#1 is what is wrong with this statement. You don't choose a niche you enjoy, you look around and choose a niche that is popular, and that you do through keyword research....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 121
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Question, is multi-topic for a Self Development blog OK?

There are already sites out there that. But they are referred to as 'men's lifestyle' blogs.

They are generally maintained by teams of people. Dont bite off more than you can chew
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Help with Local Vape Shop

Well, I would look for places local to them that would share the same demographic and do cross promotion.
Concert venues, coffee shops, maybe hipster type bars, craft beer joints and vapes seem to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Is Niche Marketing still worth the effort?

Thanks everyone. I figured that the techniques were something that may "adjust" a little, but pretty much be consistent.

I'm kind of forming an overall battle plan in my head at the moment.

My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: How small of a niche is too small to be worth the effort?

Well, it depends on your resources. And by resources i mean host and your time.

It costs what..$10-20 for a site name, probably take about 2-3 hours to get a tight little wordpress site put up....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By Michael Motley
Is Niche Marketing still worth the effort?

I've been niche marketing off and on for about 20 years. I've been out for about 4-5 years or so and im about to jump back into online income creation. Is niche marketing still worth it? It was a...
Forum: Beginners Area 28th April 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,345
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Affiliate marketing strategy?

I've been doing this for a while and make a decent amount of money doing it.

First, remember that your goal here is to attract people. What attracts people? Original content. Original content is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Michael Motley
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,464
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Is a 5 figure per month "Set and Forget" website possible in 2017? (4 Hour Work Week Anyone?)

Set and forget isn't really a good idea. A stream of revenue from a website is like a garden. If you want it to produce, you have to pay attention to it because the environment is constantly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 430
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What's your single biggest challenge in starting or growing your online business?

Consistency.

It doesn't matter how great your site is, if you're not consistent with it, don't waste your time.
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Michael Motley
Facebook Income generation

I have been watching a little explosion of sorts and thought I'd share here. I, like many people, like firearms. Facebook is opening up as a place where firearms enthusiasts can meet and network. Now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,196
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: HandMade Candle Business

I have a literal candle factory in the garage. The wife uses them so much that its cheaper to just make them, and I went all out, buying molds, digital turkey fryers..etc. I had a lot of people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,935
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Religion in Marketing?? A Good Idea or Not?

It depends on what you're marketing. If you're marketing bibles or some other religious oriented stuff, sure, why not. If you're not then I would say no.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th November 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michael Motley
Looking for a good CPA network

I'm already in Max Bounty and also using CJ and shareasale. The last two don't have all that many CPA offers and MB only has a couple that are relevant to my niche. Anyone else know some good CPA...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Opinions on a new site please

This is the same site, 3 months later.
Prepper Ideas (http://www.prepperideas.com/)
I just changed the previous blue theme with the current one about 2 days ago and I'm just trimming it out right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,048
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What monitor/screen size do you work on?

Once you get multiple monitors, you can never go back.

ever.

come to the dark side. we have cookies.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,048
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What monitor/screen size do you work on?

adult im world? So all the porn sites are from mac users?

2 23" HD Acers
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,370
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Who is your favorite internet marketer?

I've watched and like John Chow for a while. I like his style.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,026
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: How to Hire People to Hand Out Flyers???

I know around me there are specific businesses for it. When I had a brick and mortar business, this guy called "flyer mike' used to come by and offer his services. he had a whole army of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,481
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: How Did You Make Your First $100?

Blogging and Bum Marketing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,206
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What traffic methods work for you?

Right now for me its facebook, twitter and organic searches. If you spend a little time fine tuning your site and making sure the right places know where you are, you can save yourself a lot of time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 854
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Was Your First WSO A Success??

I haven't put any out in a couple years, but I used to throw out good content packs at the first of the year for smoking, weight loss/diet, and dating site reviews. Those are historically hot niches...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Opinions on a new site please

Ok, after a few hours of hammering and beating, It's about as done as it's going to get as far as looks go.

Opinions?

Prepper Ideas - Emergency Preparedness Tips and Information...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Opinions on a new site please

I don't have anything really on it yet. Only about 5-6 posts. This one actually looks pretty good when its all trimmed out, but that is the problem. The posts now have a main image that is 125x125...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Opinions on a new site please

Yeah, last night I signed up with a few blog networks and then added their link images to the blog afterwards. Apparently one of them, blogorama has had some kind of malware/virus reports to google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Michael Motley
Opinions on a new site please

Just a wordpress blog, basic affiliate stuff right now, adsense..etc. I can't decide if i like the background or if it's too cartoony. It sort of goes with the theme of the site..info..taking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,228
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What do you think of Teen Internet Marketers?

Protip: You are in a forum of marketers. Marketing to marketers is like trying to seduce a hooker.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: No Such Thing As Free Traffic

While i think what the OP is saying is true, I also think that when it comes to starting an IM business or a brick and mortar business, if you are the boss and think that automatically your time is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,228
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: What do you think of Teen Internet Marketers?

I'd rather see a teen trying their hand at IM than sitting around on an ever grown a$$ playing games or getting into dumb stuff that teens tend to get into.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,854
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Law of Attraction Affiliate Programs??

Here's something you might want to think about. Back when 'the law of attraction' and 'the secret' first came out a few years ago, I started really checking into them both to see what they were...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,238
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: How many computer monitors?

2 23" flat panel hd monitors.
I can never go back to one, would really like 3
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,414
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Google and Facebook disappear in the next 5 years

I doubt either are going anywhere anytime soon.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 702
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: How important is forum traffic?

depends on the niche, depends on the forum, depends on how you present the site to the forum
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

I don't really think that selling anything specific, unless its a cool gadget or whatever that you created would really be the focus of the site. At least not at first.

I've just been kicking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Making money with surveys/offers online

That's not a bad idea actually. I just finished a comp II class in school and the teacher was and still does push me to write a book or something along those lines
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

You might want to look again. Broke hippies aren't buying $40,000 underground fall out shelters, $1000 rifles..etc. If you watch the prepper reality shows, most of these people are professionals.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: I want to start a Social Network.

Well, you'll need to know what you want in your social network site. Will it have pictures? chat? status updates? mobile apps?, needs to probably have some type of internal search tied in with an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

This is true, sometimes they are, and sometimes they're not. I don't see a problem with recognizing peoples fears or concerns about something in particular and marketing to meet that need no matter...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Michael Motley
Making money with surveys/offers online

Does anyone know of any of these sites that actually work? I've used cashcrate before and did get a check for just what they owed every time they owed it. I know you generally don't make a living off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

Yeah, there is a huge thing going around facebook right now called '37 things that will disappear in a disaster' or something like that. It's really nothing all that groundbreaking to people who have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,038
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Have you given up on Google and SEO?

It seems to me that the problem is when people focus completely on google as their source of traffic.

As cliche as it sounds, if you make a good site and do quality marketing, people will come....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

I don't think its necessarily new...but I think as of late its becoming more pronounced.

There are prepper shows on tv now, there's a reality show about a guy that makes serious catastrophe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

I would think as long as you did it right, there should be a plethora of stuff to market in a 'prepper' type niche. Think of the things that niche is going to cover:
weapons
ammo
communications...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 922
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Have you been asked to quit?

Yes.
But if this is what you want to do, and you know you're doing it to the best of your ability, and you can see things coming down the road that others cant see because they aren't in your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

If you need any help let me know. I'm playing around with this right now and i'm trying to do this on a shoestring (0 money to start) just to see if i can pull it off. I'm pretty sure I can. I just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

Oh i totally agree, I think that there are some sites out there that are excellent sites for self-reliance. I'm a bit of a 'hobbyist' prepper. But if you think that the guy sending you newsletters...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: The Marketing of Fear

Well I just did a quick look, here's what I found:

1. doomsday prepping (http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22doomsday+prepping%22&cmpt=q) Breakout ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: Domain experts, I need some advice on domain purchase...

I think building a brand would be the best way to go. It's not as hard as people make it out to be and it makes you totally unique. The benefit to the prebuilt obviously is the traffic it probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Michael Motley
The Marketing of Fear

Has anyone else noticed how fear is a huge market? I don't mean being afraid of the dark, I'm talking about the fear of a catastrophic event. I noticed a few years ago that the 'fear niche' was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,747
Posted By Michael Motley
Best domain suffix?

Hi all. I've been out of the loop for a bit so please pardon my knuckleheadedness. I'm gathering info for a niche site and I'm looking at domains right now. To me, when choosing a domain name the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th August 2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,615
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: CA. to vote to legalize marijuana in nov.

Nobody who smokes regularly depends on throwing a couple plants out in the woods. There's too many variables that can make planting outside not worth a couple plants.

Do I really need to start...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th August 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,615
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: CA. to vote to legalize marijuana in nov.

Yeah, but addiction is very often a cause for murderers and theives. Being straight isnt.


Oh i see....so the plan is to cure crack addiction...with crack. Thats friggen genius!!:rolleyes:
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th August 2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,615
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: CA. to vote to legalize marijuana in nov.

Nope, I never said only drug addicts are murderers and thieves. But many are. One of the side affects of addiction is crime.
So you're saying that there is no benefit to hard drugs, and agree that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th August 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,615
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: CA. to vote to legalize marijuana in nov.

Drugs addicts ARE murders and thieves.

No, I think that people who are for the legalization of weed have many good points to stand on. There are many benefits to both marijuana and hemp.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th August 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,615
Posted By Michael Motley
Re: CA. to vote to legalize marijuana in nov.

You dont know any dealers do you? There's a huge difference between a weed dealer and a coke/crack/meth dealer. When you're dealing in speedy addictive drugs, your business is open 24-7
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