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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st August 2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Any opinions for "The Future of Wealth", from Anik Singal?

It did look appealing until I saw this review:

futureofwealthreview.biz

Looks like the same-old, same-old - nothing new
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 14th August 2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 179,086
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [2,500+ SOLD] "The PUBLIC DOMAIN Secret!" Black Friday JUST $9.99!!!

The problem is that many of us purchased last November based on the promise that there was going to be an update in December. I would not have purchased this had I known there wasn't going to be an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Offline Business Builder Series: "Here's My ENTIRE Offline Lead Gen. & Upsell Funnel!"

How are you finding clients?

Speaking? Networking? Other? Just online?

Thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 53,369
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Is anybody actually making money with Kindle books?

If you want to look like an Authority, create a separate website using WordPress and blog about the subject. Do a Twitter and Facebook post every time you post something, plus social bookmarking.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 53,369
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Is anybody actually making money with Kindle books?

Do NOT simply rebrand PLR or anything else that someone else has written. You won't get far with it.

However, you can take that material and use it for research. Then write your own. Then it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Hard to Answer Questions About Publishing on Kindle

I have a few comments:



The best thing you can do is make sure the quality is top notch before you put a book up there. That means after you think you have finished it, you let it sit for a...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd December 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 179,086
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [2,500+ SOLD] "The PUBLIC DOMAIN Secret!" Black Friday JUST $9.99!!!

I have a ton of PD information, but hadn't done anything with it - always planned to, but you know how that goes :)

I haven't had much luck finding work for the past 6 months and my heart really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I suspect it will take a week or two before reinstatement happens.

HOWEVER, it looks like this may become an issue again in a year. So my recommendation would be to set up residency in Oregon (no...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,982
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: My failure with restaurants

I think one of the reason John Spangler's approach is working so well is that he is not going in there to sell them. He's there to give them something.

If you go with his approach, I'm sure...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 59,112
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Jobless Dad Revisted -Offline Secrets' I've Learned Over The Last 3years

No - I was referring to the paragraph where he said:
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 59,112
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Jobless Dad Revisted -Offline Secrets' I've Learned Over The Last 3years

Are you out of your mind!!! ?????

You are now up to $7,000 a month recurring - why would you NOT give him a raise? He's responsible for getting you to a huge income!

You're thinking cheap! ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

The voters aren't going to do anything about it. Most of them don't know about what happened (it was barely a blip on the news) and most of them don't care.

And anyone who pays any attention to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

You can get paid via direct deposit or by mail. If you opt to get your checks by mail, they will be sent to the address you have on file with Amazon.

Whether you're using a friend's address or a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

I only used the 3 month thing because I actually did move 3 months ago. But saying you moved there "recently" is just fine. Whatever works for you.

Technically there is a possibility that they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

You have a couple of choices here. If you don't work a full time job where a W-2 is involved, then you can pay taxes in Arizona as if you're a full-time resident no matter how long you're "visiting"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

The "Contact Customer Associates" is the right page. As I recall, there's a choice for "other" or something like that.

I then just sent them an eMail telling them that I moved to Oregon 3 months...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

It'll be interesting to see what happens next week.

My guess is that eventually the Supreme Court will decide California's actions are unconstitutional, but that is a long way off and people (and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

Congratulations! That is so excellent!

And good for you for taking action.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

You could. I know I've considered doing it once I'm not physically visiting in California any more.

You'd have to make it clear that you're only making the address available for online affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

Also, as long as you're not trying to commit fraud, there's nothing wrong with changing your residence address.

It's not hurting Amazon and I'm still paying correct taxes.

I'm tired of being a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Every book published has a unique ISBN.

An ASIN is Amazon's version of an ISBN - but covers everything, not just books.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I don't recommend Nevada right now as it is considering passing the nexus tax and you would have to "move" again if it does.

However, you could return your residence to Arizona. You're already...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: win32 surefef-e rtk Virus Picked up at ShareaSale

I was just on ShareaSale yesterday and didn't have any problems. I also have Avast.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

I changed my address yesterday and submitted the ticket through Account Maintenance.

They reinstated me last night. So it's fast.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

The problem with states like Nevada is that they do have a sales tax and apparently Nevada is also considering the nexus tax, so I didn't want to have to "move" over and over.

The reason I picked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

What's additionally upsetting is that they cut the sales tax and the vehicle registration tax at the same time, forcing cities to cut their police and fire departments.

And now all the affiliates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

By the way, here's an article from the Orange County Register that says is really well:

Editorial: ‘Amazon tax’ wrong, counterproductive | california, tax, state - Opinion - The Orange County...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

You left out the good one:

Rent a private mailbox with a street address in a no sales tax state like Oregon and set that up as your address.

You don't have to do an LLC, and you don't have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Greed is definitely a big part of the problem.

However, I think it's the lack of understanding and empathy that makes everything worse. The people in the legislature who passed the "Amazon tax"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Well said. Another good reason to move on.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Not true. I've done it each time I moved.

But in this instance I'm not talking about a PO Box. I'm talking about renting a private mailbox so that you get a real street address. It doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

By the way, if you don't have a friend who will take your mail for you in a non-nexus tax state, a good state to get a private mailbox rental is Oregon. Oregon has no sales tax, so it won't go the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

Actually, you don't need to get a bank account there. It doesn't matter where you bank. I mentioned to my bank that I might be moving and they told me I didn't need to change banks as there are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

That's all very well and good, but what are we supposed to do for income in the mean time?

At least "moving" to a different state speaks a heck of a lot louder than a letter or phone call will do....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Oh, and now I see Arkansas is on the chopping block!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I'm not saying run away.

But if you don't make it look as if you have, you will lose your income if you've been doing well with Amazon.

And if you make it look as if you've left California...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Exactly!

The people in Sacramento are clueless! Too bad they're not required to actually experience the very thing they're voting on.

Time to "move" to another state. Don't let these idiots...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

If you have an LLC in another state, but make it clear that you live in California, then you will have to pay state taxes and deal with California fallout.

HOWEVER, if you also make it look as if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,414
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I was just going to let everyone know about this place. There are also other ones in New Mexico and Wyoming where you can get a privacy proof LLC, as well. And if it's true that Nevada is going to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Hosting issues...

I recommend Hostgator. I've never had a problem and I have a ton of sites with all kinds of things going on.
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd May 2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 21 Days to Create a Habit - my accountability experiment

Thanks for the tip.

I was creating a paper timesheet, but this is much better! Thanks!
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd May 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sonomacats
21 Days to Create a Habit - my accountability experiment

I’m going to do an experiment.

I’ve had some reversals of fortune lately and need to generate income quickly. I’m not new to Internet Marketing, so I have a good idea of what to do and how to do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,526
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: This is getting my foot in the door

I give a tips booklet away for free - it also acts as my business card - and that gets the door to open.

I then sell various guides for $10 (special price for that meeting) and do various bundles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: thinking going the amazon review site route - bad idea?

@myob - great post! I totally agree. It's how I approach this and it really works. Add to that a guide or two on Kindle, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (or even your local printing office) and you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Kicking Google To The Curb

Unfortunately, what a lot of people do is entice people to join their list with what sounds like a great freebie and then do nothing but try to sell to them over and over and over, multiples times a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Help! How to market a Book Online: Thriller/ Suspense Book (Self Published)

Smashwords also has a great marketing guide I recommend.

Also - spend time learning how successful novelists have marketed their books.

Kindle Boards, the Amazon DTP boards, etc.

Social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,327
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Goodbye to being a poker affiliate...

Let's face it, they all want their cut. And I suspect this is just the beginning.

As to IM being next, that's already happening.

On this year's tax return, California now has a line item where...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th December 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,727
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Anyone bought Amazonian Profit Plan?

I DID buy this product and Rainmak3r gets it right.

It's NOT crap. It's the technique Paula and Wanda use to make a huge amount of money on Amazon.

No, it's not about traffic. Although they...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th December 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Niche Profit Empire - any review?

Don't waste your money.

Basically, build a lot of sites that have a tight focus, use the Google keyword tool, build links. (And I only got that by looking through it twice, trying to see if there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Membership plugin - anyone have experience with these?

Forgot to add - I want to be able to have a forum with both a free and a paid section.

Having Paypal integration (like aMember) would be preferred.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Sonomacats
Membership plugin - anyone have experience with these?

I have aMember on one site but don't want to buy another license to put on a second site, and have no budget currently, so I'm looking for something free.

I found several membership plugins on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,310
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: The Ultimate Offline Method - Make Sure to Thank For This One!

Doesn't just have to be Netflix, though. Could be any related CPA offer.

In fact, you could start out with Netflix, then move on to something else. Maybe change it every month or two to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Youtube and Real Estate, your thoughts please

@caryduke - very cool. Thank you.

I also do not use Animoto and have a couple of different software, but would be very interested in what software you are using. I'm always looking for better,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Youtube and Real Estate, your thoughts please

I would love the PDF, as well.

@Steve Holmes - make the video first. Make it generic enough that you could use it for someone else if your first prospect says no. It's always better to have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Offline Success!! $50k+ contract

What was the WSO? I'd love to check it out. Thanks!
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